Friday, June 27, 2014

The Twinery: June Guest Designer Flag Card

Hi Everyone, I'm back today with my last Guest Design Post at The Twinery!  It's hard to believe that the Fourth of July is next week!  I decided to put together a fun card to celebrate.  Take a peek:

I started out with a Ladybug Paisley card base from Doodlebug Designs and some papers from Doodlebug's Patriotic Parade Collection.   To create my flag design, I first drew a grid on the back of my white paper.  Next, I punched the stitching holes with my paper piercer.  Then using Maraschino & Denim Solid Twines, I cross-stitched the flag pattern.

Here's a close up of the stitching.  I added some Doodlebug Lily White Sequins for the stars on the flag.  That's it for me today!  It's been so nice being back at The Twinery this month!  I'll be back soon with some more projects!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Right at Home Scrapbooking: It's a Plan Class Layout

Hi Everyone, I have one of the layouts I created for this month's It's a Plan Class at Right at Home Scrapbooking.  We played with some My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste Charm to put together this layout:

The Hello Summer is from the Silhouette Store, and the sun & clouds were cut using Lawn Fawn's Spring Showers dies. 
I have a couple of more layouts from our class that I'll be posting over the next week.  I'll be back tomorrow with my last Guest Design post for The Twinery!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Right at Home Scrapbooking: June Mood Board

Hi Everyone...I'm back today with a layout I created using the June Mood Board over at Right at Home Scrapbooking and Sketch 271 from Creative Scrappers.  Take a peek at the Mood Board & sketch:

And here's what I came up with:
I love this picture of me and my cousins... it's the first time in years we were all together for my cousin Christine's bridal shower.  It's always a good time with these girls!!!  I used some goodies from My Mind's Eye Now & Then Dorothy collection.  Love the touches of silver!

That's it for me today...I'll be back tomorrow to showcase the layouts I created for the last It's a Plan class at Right at Home Scrapbooking.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Paper Issues: In the Navy

We have a new issue up at Paper Issues...In the Navy...sponsored by Echo Park.  Ideas include shades of blue, sky, clouds, military, anchors, the ocean, patriotic, use of Echo Park can interpret it a number of ways!!  For my layout I chose to focus on the's what I came up with:
This has to be the funniest thing I've ever seen on the water... we were in Marion Harbor waiting for the Fourth of July fireworks, and this little skiff was sailing around selling ice cream.  They even had the ice cream man music!  Priceless.  I used Fancy Pants Nautical and some flair from Panda Eight & PI Swag Bags!

My title was cut using one of the new files from Kerri Bradford's Urban Dictionary Collection...such a fun group of words and phrases!!!
Link up your projects to our In the Navy Issue and you could win the Walking on Sunshine AND the Capture Life Color 12 x 12 Collection kits from Echo Park! That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Twinery: Hello Sunshine

Hi Everyone, I'm up at The Twinery again today with a fun, summery card...take a peek:
I love creating titles and words using twine!  For this card, I used some Strawberry Solid Twine to create my scripty hello.  For a tutorial on how to do this, head on over to The Twinery Blog here.

The stamps and dies are all from Lawn Fawn.  I can't get enough of the Life is Good set.  The little crab is just too cute!

That's it for me today.  I'll be back tomorrow with a layout I created for Right at Home Scrapbooking!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Doodlebug Design: Sprinkles Vellum & a Couple of Free Cut Files

Hi Everyone..I have a couple of projects today that I created for the Doodlebug Blog using Doodlebug's Sprinkles Vellum.  I fell in love with this vellum the second I saw it!  It is the perfect special touch to any project!  My first project is a card I designed for my mom this past Mother's Day.  
I used some MFT Dienamics to cut the Sprinkles Vellum to make the rolled roses and leafy flourish.   The colors of the vellum coordinated perfectly with the papers from the Sugar Shoppe collection!
 For my second project I designed a fun cut file to create these little Sprinkles Vellum butterflies!

I love these pictures of my friend's puppy Rosie.  She is such a sweet girl!!  Here are some close-ups of the butterflies... again the Sprinkles Vellum colors coordinate perfectly with the Springtime collection!

And now for the fun part...I created a cut file for the butterflies and I have a tutorial on how to put them together here on the Doodlebug Blog.  You can download the file for the MOM card as well!
I hope you enjoy the cut files!  That's it for me today.  I'll be back tomorrow with a layout I created for Right at Home Scrapbooking!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Paper Issues: Food for Thought

Hi Everyone...I'm up over at Paper Issues today with a layout for our latest Issue, Food for Thought.  I had a fun time playing with the new Teresa Collins Something Wonderful and the June Swag Bag from PI.  Here's what I came up with, a tribute to my favorite "food":

There were some fun gold goodies in the Swag bag this month ( the gold triangle vellum banner, the gold hearts & the triangle sequins ) which inspired me to add some shiny & gold to my layout.  I painted the rings from the placemat, and the wood sequins (also in the Swag Bag) with some gold paint and added some gold paper from Stampin' Up from my stash.  I topped it off with some gold stitching.

I love the Something Wonderful Ephemera and stickers...they were perfect for my "Ode to Coffee".  To complete the layout, I printed a fun coffee quote on one of the "paint chips" from the Cards Paper.

 Link up your projects to our Food for Thought Issue and you could win a super-cute stamp set from our sponsor, Some Odd Girl Stamps
That's it for me today, I'll be back next week with some Doodlebug projects.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 13, 2014

More Twinery Fun

Hi Everyone,  I'm up over at The Twinery again today with a fun, summery project.  I pulled out some of my favorite Solid Twines (Caribbean, Honeydew & Midnight Blue), my Hana Ami Flower Loom,

 and a plain pair of flip flops...this is what I came up with:

If you've never worked with the loom before, it's really easy...and you can mix and match Twinery colors to come up with so many different combinations!

To attach the flowers , I pulled out my hot glue gun (not low-temp), put a good amount on the back of each flower center, and pressed it to the strap. 

And they look really cute with a good pedicure! (any excuse to get a pedi, right?)  Please excuse my pasty Irish feet, summer's just getting started here in New England!  I'll be back tomorrow with a fun layout for the latest issue at Paper Issues, Food for thought!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Doodlebug Designs: Another Sequins Layout

Hi Everyone,  I'm back today with my second Doodlebug Layout using the fabulous Doodlebug Sequins.   For this project, I used the Bumblebee and Tangerine Sequins to fill a shaker-shape.  Take a peek...
This picture is from a recent photo session with my daughter.  I love how the sun created some spots on the picture!  The Sun Shaker cut file is by Lori Whitlock and is available in the Silhouette store here.

I also sprinkled some sequins around my layout for some more sparkle factor.  I've found the best way to attach sequins to your project is to use Glossy Accents.  It dries clear, and they don't move or fall off!!  Just be sure to have patience and let them dry for a few minutes before moving on!

 I used a number of Doodlebug Collections for this layout including Snips & Snails, Petite Prints and Sugar and Spice.  Again, love the fact that everything is mix and match!  That's it for me today.  I'll be back later this week with projects for The Twinery and Paper Issues!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Doodlebug Design: Sequins & a Cut File!

Hi Everyone, today I'm up on the Doodlebug Design Blog with a couple of projects featuring Doodlebug's Sequins!  I'm sharing one of them here today.  These sequins are just FABULOUS!  They come in 12 different color assortments!  Each jar contains multiple shades of each color.   I used the some Ladybug, Beetle and Bumblebee Sequins as "confetti" on my layout.  Take a peek...
LOVE this picture of my daughter and her good friend at Disney World last summer.  They had such a fun time meeting and greeting all the characters!  I used some Glossy Accents to adhere the sequins to my layout.  I thought the confetti was a fun addition to the Sprinkles Vellum Mouse Balloons I designed!

Here are some more close-ups of my layout...I used goodies from a number of Doodlebug collections to put it together including some Petite Prints and Sprinkles Vellum papers and stickers from Flower Box, Halloween Parade and Home for the Holidays.   I also used various Doodlebug Washi tapes and arrow sprinkles.  That is one of my favorite things about Doodlebug...everything coordinates!

Would you like to have the cut file for the Mouse Balloons?  Head on over to the Doodlebug Blog here and You can download it for free!  (file is in Studio3 format)  I hope you enjoy!  That's it for me today. I'll be back tomorrow with my second Doodlebug Sequins project.   Make sure to check the Doodlebug blog each day to get more design team inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Thanks A Latte!

Hi Everyone! It feels like forever since I've posted!  Well, I'm back with some fun news...I'm going to be guest designing at The Twinery for the month of June!!  Yesterday was my first post.  I created a fun little project to thank all of those teachers and coaches for the hard work they do!   Gift cards are usually the best and easiest gifts, but I like to make it a bit more's what I came up with:

Since coffee really is the elixir of life, one can't go wrong with a gift card to the local coffee shop! The cup card was made from a Silhouette file and some fun Doodlebug Take Note papers.  I created the sleeve using some Solid Caribbean Twine.
Inside, I added a Doodlebug treat bag to hold the card itself.

Such an easy way to make the gift card a bit more special! That's it for me today.  I'll be back next week with a couple of fun projects for Doodlebug Design, a project for Paper Issues and another project for The Twinery!!  Thanks for stopping by!