Thursday, April 27, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Dragon Tails Cut files Shaped Cards

Hi Everyone! Today I have a couple of cards I created using the new Dragon Tails Cut Files available in the Silhouette Design Store and the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  I love shaped cards, add in some adorable Dragons and Vikings and you get total cuteness!  Take a peek...

I just love the Viking with Horn and Notes.  He just said "party" to me, so I added the Party Title to complete the look!

The dragons in this cut file collection are too cute!  I fell in love with this Medium Blue Dragon, his teeth are just too funny!  I added in the Birthday Cake, you could also customize this with some Skinny Alphas and put a number on the cake!

Both cards were made using Doodlebug Textured Cardstock and Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  Be sure to check out all of the new Dragon Tails cut files in the Silhouette Design Store and the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, they are absolutely adorable and would make great party decorations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Dragon Tails Party Set

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a fun party set featuring the oh so adorable Dragon Tails Collection from Doodlebug Design.   I'm part Swedish, so the little vikings in this collection are right up my alley, and don't get me started on the adorable dragons.  I put together a cute little party set, take a peek..

I really had a fun time with this collection! I started with the banner featuring lots of pieces from the Odds & Ends and tied together with some Blue Jean Chunky Twine.   I love how many pieces you get in the Odds & Ends package, I used so many and still have most of them left!

Next up is this cute little castle I made as a centerpiece.  I started with this cut file from Lori Whitlock, which was actually meant to be a sand castle.  All it took to make it look like a stone castle was some of the Cobblestones Double Sided Cardstock!  I added some vikings from the Mini Icon Stickers, the Hip Hip Hooray Mini Garland, and a cute dragon & present sticker from the Icons Sticker Sheet.  To finish it off, I gave the dragon a balloon from the Balloon Shaped Sprinkles!

Here is the back of the castle, I couldn't resist adding one more little dragon with a balloon!

I made the little party favors to look like the broken dragon eggs.  I added a little Dragon from the Odds & Ends to each "egg" and filled them with some treats! 

 I created the Broken Egg Half  Silhouette file along with a little piece to help the Dragons stand up, and would love to share it with you!  You can download it  here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Lori Whitlock Camera Shaped Box Card

Hi Everyone! Today I have a fun box card that I created for Lori Whitlock.  This is a perfect birthday card, it can be used for just about anyone! Take a peek...

The file I used is the A2 Shaped Box Card Camera (here in the Silhouette Store) I used some Echo Park Celebrate Spring and Celebrate Easter Collections by Lori Whitlock to piece this together.  Now off to make some more cards for all of those spring birthdays!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Another Fairy Tales Layout

 Hi Everyone!  Happy Easter!  Today I have another layout using the adorable Fairy Tales Collection from Doodlebug Design.  This one features my friends and I at the annual Crop on the Cape Scrap weekend!  We always bring photo props and this year it was Unicorn horns,  magic wands, and a big blow up frame!

I had some more fun with the Odds & Ends Pieces and the  Rainbow Heart Shaped Sprinkles!

For my title, I mixed fonts using a few different Teensy Type Alphas as well as some Skinny alphas!  And I had to use the Unicorn Doodle Pop too!  He's so sparkly!

The Happy Skies Shaped Sprinkles were a must here.. I love the faces in the clouds!

This collection simply makes me happy!  Be sure to stop by the Doodlebug Design Blog for more Fairy Tales inspiration!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Fairy Tales Layout

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a fun layout I created using the ADORABLE Fairy Tales Collection from Doodlebug Design!  I just love unicorns, and this collection is chock full of them!  I actually have a board on Pinterest with a lot of unicorn quotes so I decided to use a couple of them for inspiration for these layouts!  Here is a look at my first one:

I love this picture of my daughter on the steps of MoMA in NYC.  It's actually a still from a video, but it is her personality exactly!   I thought it was a perfect fit for my title quote.

The Unicorn Clip from the Fairy Tales Cute Clips is too cute!   And the word stickers from the This & That Sheet are always fun to sprinkle around!

The Odds & Ends package is FULL of fun pieces such as this cute unicorn.  I love creating little scenes using all the pieces!  The Flower Friends Mini Doodle Pops were a fun addition as well!  I just love their little faces!  The best is the new Rainbow Hearts Shaped Sprinkles.... I need at least 10 packages of these!!!

For my title I used a combination of Teensy Type Stickers.  I love mixing and matching fonts!  That's it for me today, I'll be back tomorrow with another layout featuring Fairy Tales!  Thanks for stopping by to peek! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lori Whitlock: April Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!   It's time for the April Creative Team Blog Hop over at Lori Whitlock!  You should have arrived here from Traci 's Blog.  Here's the order for today's hop!

 For my project I played with Lori's Easter Scene Chick File (here in the Silhouette Store).  I made place cards from this file by adding names to the egg piece using my Silhouette Sketch Pens and Lori's Jordan Sketch Font (here in the Silhouette Store)  

I used some Gingham Linen Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design for the place cards, the colors are perfect! I can't wait to see them on the table!

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code APR2017 to get the discount!

Also, how about a free file!!  This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.

Finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to Lori's SVG Shop!

That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Courtney Lee.  Have a great day! 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Easter Bunny Buckets

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a  tutorial showing how to create these adorable Easter Bunny Buckets.  I made these for my daughter and her college roommate because even the big kids like an Easter Basket!  I purchased the buckets at Michaels, and used some vinyl from both Silhouette and

I started with one of the bunny faces from the Easter Bunny Face Bundle   (here in the Silhouette Store).   I resized it to fit the bucket size.  To do this, I first measured the area of the bucket where the face would be placed.  I drew a square, using those measurements,  on my Silhouette mat, then layered the bunny face part over the square and dragged the corner down until the sizing was correct.  I then deleted the square.

Next, I un-grouped the pieces, and placed the face and whiskers pieces on my mat.  (I have them here twice because I made 2 buckets. )  I added strips of the vinyl to my mat, adjusted my cut settings and blade for vinyl cutting and cut these pieces.

Once I cut the face pieces, I started the process of adding them to my bucket.  First, I weeded out all of the "extra" pieces from my mat so that only my design remained.

Starting with one of the faces, I covered the design with a piece of transfer tape.  I ran my scraper tool over the design a few times to make sure the tape would stick to the vinyl.  I then peeled the tape off of the vinyl backing.  The face design stays with the tape.

Next, I centered the tape over the bucket where I wanted the face design.  I ran my scraper over the design a few times to help the vinyl attach to the bucket, then pulled the transfer tape off of the bucket.

I repeated these steps with the whiskers.  Once they were on the tape, I aligned them on the bucket to match up with the bunny's "cheeks" and used my scraper tool to help adhere them to the bucket.

To finish the buckets, I cut the ears from some Doodlebug Textured Cardstock and Doodlebug Petite Prints  and glued them to the inside rim of the basket.  I also added a 3D Bow (here in the Silhouette Store) cut from some plaid paper from Doodlebug's Easter Express Collection.  All that was left was to fill it with some treats!

The girls were very happy to get the treats!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Today I have another layout I created for the Paper Issues Spring Crop that was held a couple of weeks ago.  It really was full of fun challenges, I got a lot done!  I love the pictures on this layout, it's my friend Mary-Ann and I, along with my daughter on a lunch date.  Take a peek...

I used Cocoa Vanilla's Wild at Heart Collection, I absolutely LOVE this collection... the colors, the embellishments, everything!  Here are some close-ups...

Such a fun day, it seems that every time we get together, we are taking selfies in the parking lot, lol.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ahoy Matey

I'm back with another layout I created for the Paper Issues Spring Crop.  This challenge was to use multiples of 4 in your design, so I used 4 photos.  Take a peek...

These pictures were from last fall, we took a few friends out on the boat to fish off of Martha's Vineyard.  The water was perfect and we even caught something!  I used Bella Blvd.'s Secrets of the Sea Boy Collection, it fit the pictures perfectly!

I can't wait until the weather is good enough to go out again!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Craft Room Tour

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today and I'll be kicking off a couple of weeks of Creative Space and Organizing Ideas from the Doodlebug Design Team!  I will admit, as soon as I heard we would be doing craft space tours, I set to madly cleaning, purging and reorganizing my craft room.  This is the best it has ever looked!  I have tons of pictures and a short video at the end... so let's take a peek... 

About 5 years ago, I decided to convert the Guest Room/ Toy Room to a Scrap room.  My daughter was older, so we really didn't need a room full of Calico Critters and Barbies anymore. This was the result!

I found this giant 4-seater desk, which is perfect for storage and for when I have friends over.  Just a note to let you know the top is NEVER this clear.  Usually I'm lucky if I can see any of the white of the desk.  Even my husband walked in and said, "WOW!"

I have a small desk where I keep my Cameo, my sewing machine and laptop.

My bulletin board mostly holds DT calendars and some color charts, with a few fun items mixed in.

Under my desk is a my "not so secret" stash of homeless layouts.  As you can see there are quite a few in need of albums.  Some day I will get to this project, but for now, my layouts are safe in plastic storage.

I live in a small cape, so my craft room also doubles as our guest room.  We bought a comfy pull out couch for this purpose.  As you can see, my fluffy kitty finds it very cozy.  I also store my Raskog cart with my Big Shot and Die storage over here.  On the walls, I've added some of my favorite Doodlebug layouts in shadowbox frames.

Many times I print the wrong size photos for my layouts.  I hate to throw away pictures, so I purchased this shutter to hold the "rejects."

No craft room would be truly complete without a way to binge on my favorite shows. (currently catching up on Dexter, This is Us and Santa Clarita Diet... as I impatiently wait for Game of Thrones)

I store my paper in XL Zipped bags.  This basket holds last year's Doodlebug Collections.  It makes it easier to just grab that perfect paper.

I have this set of drawers I purchased at Ikea.  They hold extra adhesive, my markers, some card bases... all those items without another home.  The crate on top holds all of my Doodlebug Alphas, Petite Prints and Sugar Coated Cardstock.   The unicorn is named Hank.  He hangs here so that my little kitty won't eat him.

Next up is my printer cart.  I won this fabulous wide format printer a couple of years ago in a Facebook contest.  Underneath are bins with paper, cardstock, photo papers, print cartridges, my Instax Printer and Selphy.

Over the cart, I have my Doodlebug Collectors Pins!  I will definitely be adding to this display!

My shelves are really the "work horse" of my craft room.

 On top of the shelves, I've put some of my favorite projects.

I have some file holders that house all of my Silhouette media.... chipboard, vinyl, heat transfer, magnet, and kits for glass etching etc.

Beneath those folders, I have my cardstock, alpha stickers and some sketch books and magazines.

I have a lot of different storage, including these drawers which hold my Doodlebug Sequins and Glitter.

I have one whole drawer dedicated to my Doodle Pops.  I love Doodle Pops.  I hoard Doodle Pops.

I have an entire basket dedicated to my Doodlebug Washi  Tape!

And a former CD holder is the perfect size for my Doodlebug Doily collection!

I have a few of these canvas holders which are perfect for smaller items.  I have one I have filled with all of my Doodlebug Sprinkles.  I keep the similar types together with binder rings.

The canvas storage are also perfect for stamp and wafer die storage.

I store my paper collections in giant zip bags then in these cubes I found at Target.  The cubes are organized by manufacturer... this one is ALL DOODLEBUG!

I keep one file holder on my desk to hold the most current collections.  This keeps them handy for my projects in progress...

And now for a dose of reality.... I do use the space under the desk for "storage."  I keep my crop bags here, a bin of older projects and the box is home to my new Cameo 3 that I have not had a moment to play with and use....  Oh and Rosie, she likes it here too.

Here is a quick video tour, it is my first video ever that isn't a cat video for Instagram.... I hope you enjoy!

That's it for me today!  Make sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog over the next couple of weeks to get more Craft Room and Organization inspiration from the whole team!