Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Doodlebug Designs: First Days of School Mini Album

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a mini album featuring Doodlebug's new Back to School Collection.  Every year we take the "first day of school" picture...I decided to put them all in a fun mini to see how my daughter has changed through the years!  Take a peek: 

I started with Doodlebug's Plain and Simple 6x6 square chipboard album.  I covered all of the pages with the fun Back to School Papers mixed with some coordinating Petite Prints..  For my title, I mixed and matched a few different Doodlebug Alphabets including the new Skinny Cardstock Stickers, Chippers and Teensy Type letters.

I wanted to keep the feel of the book basically the same throughout, so I created some frame files using my Silhouette Cameo.  On each frame, I used my Silhouette sketch pens to write the grade.  Here's a look at the inside pages...

And then there's that one page that makes me sniffle....

I'm torn between being excited and sad for the first day of Senior Year picture!!!  Back to School's Stickers, Sprinkles and Doodlepops made this mini so easy to put together!  Now a little something for you... I'd love to share the sketch/cut files I created for the photo frames.  You can download the file to use with your Silhouette here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Paper Issues: BFFs

Hi Everyone, I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today with a fun layout I created using some FABULOUS Fancy Pants Office Suite Collection.  If you haven't seen this collection yet, you are missing out!  After creating my layout I had to go back to the Paper Issues Store to buy more!  Take a peek ...
Love this picture of my daughter and her friends on the first day of school this year!  It was perfect for the current issue, "Chalk One Up to Your Own Style." I used the Fancy Pants April Sketch as my inspiration.   Here are some more close-ups...

Make sure to link up your projects to the "Chalk One Up to Your Own Style" Issue.  You could win a $20 GC to the Paper Issues Store!  Can't wait to get some Office Suite?  Use code KATHYS in the Paper Issues Store to get 20% off your whole order!
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Paper Issues: April Scrap & Chat Challenge Layout

Hi Everyone!  Today I have the layout I created for Paper Issues first ever Scrap & Chat!  PI's Scrap & Chat is a fun, once a month online crop held in our Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook Group.  There is one scrappy challenge and a fun online game... and of course, prizes!  It's a great way to get together on-line with your scrappy friends and get those photos scrapped!  Here's the layout I created....

I used Bella Blvd's new Color Chaos collection, and some Ciao Chip embellishments to put together this layout of my kitty Daisy.  Every morning we have coffee and cuddles... and yes, I am a Crazy Cat Lady!  The PI Scrap & Chat challenge was to use a sketch and at least 3 of 10 items (that were listed)  on your layout.  I used the color orange, an ampersand and stitching.  Here are some close-ups...

Don't worry if you missed the April Scrap & Chat... because there's another one coming up on Friday, May 22nd from 6 - 9pm Eastern... hosted by myself and my sister PI designer Michelle Gallant!  We can't wait! I hope you'll be able to join us.  Well, that's it for me today, thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Paper Issues: Dude Sentiments Snarky Stamps

Hi Everyone!  There is a brand new set of Snarky Stamps available over in the Paper Issues Store... Dude Sentiments!  Just like the previous set, they are for those times when only the perfect sentiment will do....  like this card I created using Echo Park's new I Love Sunshine Collection....
The flip flop paper, embossing folder and dies in the I Love Summer collection screamed the word Dude to  Here's a peek at the whole set...
Aren't they awesome??  Stop by the Paper Issues Store to get your Snarky Stamps!  Use Code KATHYS to get 20% off your whole order!

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Doodlebug Design: Patriotic Picnic

Hi Everyone, today I have a fun layout featuring Doodlebug's Patriotic Picnic!  This collection is full of fun patterns, and stickers.  It's perfect for all of your patriotic projects!  Even better, it coordinates with last year's Patriotic Parade!  I used some papers from both collections to scrap this adorable picture of my daughter and her doll all dressed up for the 2003 4th of July parade in Chatham, MA!
I based my layout on a sketch by Jen Chapin for Paper Issues.  I LOVE the new Red, White & Blue Sprinkles Vellum!!! I die cut some fun stars from it and scattered them on my layout!  Here are some close-ups....

That's it for me today...make sure to keep stopping by the Doodlebug Blog for more Patriotic Picnic inspiration from the Design Team!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Paper Issues: Elle's Studio Cienna Spotlight

Hi Everyone!  Today over on the Paper Issues Blog, a few of the DT members have projects featuring Elle's Studio new Cienna collection.  I fell in love with this line the second I saw it!  The colors & patterns are so fun!  Here's the layout I put together:
I love these pictures!  They are of my daughter and her friends at their Sophomore Ring Dance last year.  Cienna's colors worked perfectly with these pictures!  Here are some close-ups... I couldn't get enough of the Bits & Pieces!


Make sure to stop by the Paper Issues Blog to check out what the other DT members created with Cienna!  And if you need some for your stash, head on over to the Paper Issues store to get some Cienna for yourself!  Use code KATHYS and get 20% off your whole order!
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lori Whitlock: April Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the April  Lori Whitlock Creative Team blog Hop! 
 Here's the order of this month's hop...
There are a ton of birthday's coming up in my family so I decided to make Lori's adorable Stand-up Birthday Balloons card.  (Available here in the silhouette Store.)
I used some Doodlebug Design papers (Petite Prints and Hello Sunshine) to create my card.  The little banner was printed using my Silhouette Sketch Pens and Lori's Cheerful Sketch Font
The card even comes with an envelope cut file! Now something for you...


That's not all, you can enter to win!

That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Cathy's Blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lori Whitlock: Bride & Groom Favor Boxes

Hi Everyone, I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with a couple of super cute favor boxes!  I made these for a girlfriend who recently announced her engagement!  I'm just so happy for her, I had to make a little something...take a peek...
Aren't these just adorable???  I used Lori's Wedding Favor Boxes to create these cuties.  They're perfect for wedding or shower favors, just big enough to hold a few Hershey Kisses.  You can also dress them up however you like.  I used some Doodlebug Sequins and pearls to decorate mine! 
 Well, that's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

One Last Bunny....

Hi Everyone, I have one last Easter project to share... I created this cute set for Lori Whitlock.  Take a peek...

I started with Lori's Easter Basket cut file, I love this file because it goes together so easily and I could show off both sides of this fun paper from Doodlebug's Hello Sunshine collection.  I then used the new EOS Lip Balm Bunny file to cut this cutie from Doodlebug's Petite Prints papers.

Lori's EOS holders are so cute and perfect for party favors and fun little gifts!  That's it for me today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Doodlebug Design: Sunkissed Layout

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a layout featuring Doodlebug's BRAND NEW Sunkissed Collection!!  I fell in love with this collection the second I saw it!  It's perfect for summer & vacation projects.  It definitely made me long for warmer weather especially after a record breaking winter here in the Boston area!  Take a peek at my layout, this is the sunset over the Florida Keys... {sigh}

We took a fun sunset cruise from our hotel on Duck was beautiful! I thought the colors in the Sunkissed collection were perfect for this photo!  I printed the large format photo using the new Cannon Pixma that I won from My Craft Channel!
I'm longing to wear flip flops!!  These cuties were irresistible.  I embellished them with some Tangerine Glitter Sprinkles.
Finally, I die-cut a few fish using the Sunkissed papers, some matching Sprinkles Vellum and the Fish Set dies from Echo Park.  To complete them I added some Beetle Sprinkles for eyes.  That is it for me today!  Make sure to stop by the blog all this week and next to see more Sunkissed inspiration from the Design Team!  Thanks for stopping by!