Saturday, January 30, 2016

Doodlebug Design: Sweet Things Collection

Hi Everyone, today I have a fun layout featuring the adorable new Sweet Things Collection from Doodlebug Design!  I love Valentine collections, and this is one of my all time favorites!  Take a peek...

Everyone knows I am a crazy cat lady.  This is our kitten Jax.  He's really cute, which is good, because he's a bit of a troublemaker.  He just has the sweetest face... or maybe it's one only a cat mom could love... I'll let you decide! 
I loved the typewritten pattern of the Love letters paper!  It makes a great background!  And all the fun hearts in the Paper Hearts Paper... such great colors!  I wanted it to be a big focus of my layout.  I then set out to embellishing... Sweet Things has the best embellishments!  My favorites were the Sweet Hearts Shape Sprinkles and the word stickers from the This and That Sticker Sheet!  Here are some more close-ups...


 I completed the layout with some Ladybug Chippers and some Teensy Type letters for my title.  That's it for me today!  I hope you've enjoyed all of the Sweet Things inspiration these past couple of weeks!  Have a great day!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Paper Issues: Scraplift Sunday

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a layout I created for the Scrap-lift Sunday Challenge over at Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Group.   The layout we were given to lift was by Janet Grzanka-Dlugokenski can be seen here on the Paper Issues Blog.  Here's my take on it...
This is Jax.  Jax feels the need to be the center of attention at all times.  If you are sitting on the couch, you should be playing with him.  I loved the big picture in Janet's layout and couldn't resist using this one.  I used a couple of different collections for my layout.  I started with Meow from Echo Park.  I love the colors and patterns, they are so cute!  I added some stickers etc. from Bella Blvd.'s Riley Collection. 

I finished everything off with a cute little flair button from The Paper Bakery.  That's it for me today!  If you're looking for inspiration, be sure to stop by the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group and check out all of the challenges happening!  Thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Doodlebug Design : Polar Pals Collection

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a layout I created using the ADORABLE new Polar Pals Collection from Doodlebug Design!
I adore these pictures of the girls sledding at a local hill a few years ago... I was playing with the new lens Santa brought me for Christmas, I love how I was able to capture all the action!  The colors and embellishments in Polar pals are perfect for winter activities! 

There are all sorts of snowflakes in the collection, and I used them all, from the big snowflakes in the Snowflakes Craft Kit, to the Frosty Flurry Mini doodle-pops to the Winter Snowflakes Sprinkle Shapes... they are all so much fun!

I also love the stickers on the This and That Sticker Sheet... especially the speech bubbles and the  little word stickers, they are so much fun to cluster!

My favorite by far are the little Doodlebug Snowmen and critters!!  I HAD to use the Sweet Snowman doodle-pop... he is just so cute!  The little penguin sticker is from the Icon Sticker Sheet, he comes in a few different colors and his rosy cheeks make me smile!

That's it for me today, make sure stop by the Doodlebug Blog every day this week for more Polar Pals Inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by to peek! 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lori Whitlock: Valentine's Banner

Hi Everyone!  I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with a tutorial on how to assemble her new XOXO Scalloped Rosette Banner.  I fell in love with this banner the second I saw it!  Take a peek...

I used some Doodlebug Sweet Things for the banner pieces and some Doodlebug Chunky twine to tie the pieces together.  I can't wait to put it up on my door!  Here is a close-up of the pieces...
For more information and to view my tutorial, stop over to the Lori Whitlock blog here!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lori Whitlock: January Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  It's time for the January Creative Team Blog Hop over at Lori Whitlock!  Here's the order for today's hop!
For my project I used Lori's new Heart Treat Pocket file.  This is the perfect little "holder" for a mini sized candy bar, or as I used... little Valentine's erasers.  It would be a cute Valentine for a child's class or friend group.  Take a peek... 
I added a little tag from Lori's 7 Labels file. (here in Silhouette Store).  I used my Silhouette Sketch Pens and Lori's Cheerful Sketch Font (here in the Silhouette Store) to write out the For You sentiment.  The papers and stickers are from Doodlebug Design's Sweet Things collection.  I finished it off with some Doodlebug Chunky Twine.  Here are some close-ups...
 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code JAN2016 to get the discount! 
You can also get 30% off of Lori's Digital Files in the Snap, Click Supply Shop.  Use Code DIGIJAN16.  Don't wait, this code is only good for today!
How about a free file!!  This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.
Finally, head over to Lori's blog and comment to enter to win a $20 Gift Card to Lori's SVG Shop!
That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Tya Smith .  Have a great day!


Friday, January 8, 2016

Paper Issues: January Pinspire Me

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a cute little card I created for the January Pinspire Me Challenge over at Paper Issues.  First, take a peek at the gorgeous board that Mary Ann created...

Blues and purples... right up my color alley... I love everything about this Pinspire board!!  Here's the card I created...

I used some stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends Set and the paper is from Lawn Fawn BeachSide 6x6 pad.  If you'd like to play along with this month's Pinspire Me Challenge, post the picture of your project in the January Challenges Album in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group.  You could win one of 2 gift certificates to the Paper Issues Store!  You have until February 6th to play along!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Paper Issues: January Off the Page Challenge

Hi Everyone, today I have the January Off the Page Challenge for Paper Issues!  This year, we're teaming up with Lori Whitlock to bring you some great Off the Page Fun!  I will be using files from Lori's  fabulous SVG shop,  (She also designs cut files for the Silhouette Store) for my off the page projects.  I thought it would be fun to start off the year with a calendar/new/time theme.  Did you create a calendar for friends, or relatives?  Did you get a new planner? How about showing off your planner spreads?  How about anything related to new babies?  Birth Announcements, room décor, shower favors... New Starts... weddings, weight loss trackers..did you make any resolutions?  How about a resolution tracker?    Maybe a monthly mini album to hold your favorite Instagram pics?  Anything to do with clocks would be great too!  I used a lot of Lori's files this month to create my challenge project... take a peek...

My project is a cute little desktop calendar.  I started with Lori's 2016 Print and Cut Calendar, her Accordion Square Mini Album and her easel.  I then set out to decorate each month... I used papers from a number of Doodlebug Designs 6x6 paper pads.

The Accordion Album has six pages per side, so it was perfect for the 12 months of the year... here is the first half...

 and the second half of the year!  Here are some close-ups of each month...
January used Lori's Snowman Set, February has the Valentine's Mason Jars file.

 March has the Shamrock File and April's bunny is from the Easter Icons Set.
May's flowers are from the 12 Fancy Flowers files and the cute little owl is Lori's Graduation Owl.

July's fireworks are from the Patriotic Box Card and the sand castle is from the Beach Set.

How cute is that little book worm??  He is from the School Apple file and the little ghost is from the Layered Halloween Embellishments set.

Last, but not least, the little turkey is Lori's Turkey 2 File and Santa is from the Santa Claus Gift Box file.
This was definitely a lot of work, but I'm so happy it turned out like I pictured in my head!! (that doesn't always happen....)  To play along, add your project to the comment section of this challenge photo in the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook Group,  January Challenges Album.  You have until February 6th to play along.  You could win one of 2 Gift Certificates to the Paper Issues Store!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Lori Whitlock: Birthday Pop Up Card

Hi Everyone,  today I have a card that I created using Lori Whitlock's Birthday Pop Up Card cut file(available here in the Silhouette store) , and some fun papers from Lori's Little Man Collection for Echo Park.  Take a peek...

I changed her file a little, deleting the cut out stars in the background, I thought it would be fun to use the star patterned paper in their place.  The colors are so bright and cheery, perfect for a birthday card!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Paper Issues: Top 15 of 2015

Hi Everyone!  Happy 2016!  Today I'm taking part in a fun "almost" blog hop over at Paper Issues to showcase my top Top 15 of 2015!  A bunch of us on the Design Team have put together our top projects of the past year, and you can check them all out here!  I had a hard time narrowing it down to just 15, but I finally did it!  Here they are in no particular order.  I've added a links to the original blog posts if you wish to see more on any particular project...
Hello 2015:  Created for Paper Issues Popping the Cork Issue using some Elle's Studio Good Cheer and Hello 2015
You Color My World:  Created for Doodlebug Design using the Hello Sunshine collection

 You & Me:  Created for Paper Issues It's Hip 2B Square Issue using the Paper Issues February Swag Bag.
Love Bug Card:  Created for the Lori Whitlock Creative Team using a couple of Lori Whitlock cut files and Doodlebug Designs Love Bugs Collection
 NYC Selfies:  Also created for the Paper issues Hip 2B Square Issue using a few different collections from Bella Blvd.
 I AM Simply Me:  Created using the Paper Issues March Sketch and some I AM collection from Simple Stories.
4th of July:  Created for Doodlebug Design using Patriotic Picnic
Ring Dance:  Created for the Paper Issues Product Spotlight featuring Elle's Studio Cienna Collection.

 The Keys Mini Album:  Created for the Paper Issues/Tombow Blog Hop using lots of goodies from Bella Blvd Color Chaos.

Birthday Selfie:  Created for the Paper Issues It's All About the Face Issue Using Bella Blvd. Color Chaos and Just Add Color.
Monster EOS Holders:  Created for Lori Whitlock using her cut files and some Doodlebug Design October 31st Collection.

Art Class Shenanigans:  Created for Paper Issues Bella Blvd. Product Spotlight using the Star Student Collection.

Furever Friends Cards:  Created for the grand opening blog hop for Sunny Studio Stamps using some Doodlebug Design Papers, and some paper from MFT.

Leaf Peeping:  Created for Paper Issues How 'Bout Them Apples Issue using Cedar Lane from Pink Paislee

Will You Please be my Friend:  Created for the Paper Issues Fall Crop Pet Challenge using some Bella Blvd. Family Frenzy and Color Chaos Collections.

Phew, I did it!   Make sure to stop by the Top 15 in 2015 "HOP" at Paper Issues!  There is so much inspiration, and it should help to fuel your creative mojo for 2016!  Thanks for stopping by!