Monday, June 26, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Get Well Soon Card

Hi Everyone! Today I have one of the new Get Well Cards from Lori Whitlock,  the Get Well Bandaid Card (available here in the Silhouette Store). I just love the simplicity of this card, it's so cute and colorful!   Take a peek...


I used some fun Doodlebug Design Gingham Linen Petite Prints for this card.  To add a little dimension, I used some foam tape between the layers of the bandaids and also beneath the bandaids themselves. It's just such a cute design, who wouldn't feel better upon receiving this?


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

Monday, June 19, 2017

Saba

Hi Everyone!  I actually did a layout for fun recently... not that I don't have fun with my design team projects, but once in a while it's nice to do a layout... just because!  My husband and I recently took a vacation to a very small island in the Caribbean called Saba to visit one of my best scrappy friends Danielle!  She recently moved to the island and is now living the life!  We had such a fabulous time there, it's beautiful!  These photos are from the day we spent at Cove Bay! 


Of course I had to use some Fun in the Sun collection from Doodlebug Design... it is the perfect collection for these pictures!  Here are some close-ups...



We had such a great time, I can't wait to go back!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Tri Shutter Card - Baby

Hi Everyone! Today I'm on the  Lori Whitlock Blog with a tutorial showing how to assemble the new Tri Shutter Cards.  Lori has a couple of new Tri Shutter Cards in the shop including the this card, the Tri Shutter Card Baby here in the Silhouette Store).  Take a peek...


This is such a cute card, and can be customized for a boy or girl! The papers I chose are from  Doodlebug Design's Sugar and Spice collection, perfect for a new little girl in our family!  Another great feature of this card is that it folds flat and fits into a standard A2 envelope!


For the full tutorial see Lori's Blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lori Whitlock: June Creative Team Blog Hop



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

 For my project I made some cute thank you cards using one of  Lori's older files, the Quote Thank You Card. (here in the Silhouette Store)




It's that time of year, graduations, weddings, showers, birthdays... a thank you card is always handy to have around!  I made one small change to Lori's file, I added a 4" x 5.25" rectangle of color for the cover.  The papers I used are from Doodlebug Design's Gingham Linen Petite Prints.

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code JUN2017 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!



a Rafflecopter giveaway


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

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Bridal Shower Card

Hi Everyone!  I'm on the Lori Whitlock blog today with a fun and quick card I made for a recent bridal shower.  I used one of Lori's older cards, the Wedding Dress Card (available here in the Silhouette Store )  Take a peek...


The best thing about this card is that it is so easy to customize.  It comes with multiple pieces for the wedding dress including a full dress as well as a separate top and bottom, so you could use different colors or textures if you wish.    I used the full dress piece and ran it through my Sizzix with an embossing folder to give it a lacy texture. I also added a ribbon and enamel dots. The background paper is from the Lori's new Perfect Princess collection for Echo Park Paper.   It coordinated perfectly with the bride's color scheme!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Hats Off Cut files

Hi Everyone! Today I have a fun  little project I made for a good friend who after 9 years of hard work is getting her Master's Degree in Education!  I'm just so proud of her, she did it all while working, and with 2 kiddos!  Take a peek....



How cute is this little Owl Graduate Girl?  (here in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop)  I re-colored the cut file in Silhouette to match her school colors, and print it on  inkjet printable vinyl which comes with laminate that makes it water safe (found here at Expressionsvinyl.com) using a tutorial I found here on the Silhouette School Blog.  The "wicked smaaht"... well it's a Boston thing... we don't like to say our "r's" here!  I can't wait to give it to her!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Monday, June 5, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Pinspired Floral Arrangement

Hi Everyone!   The Doodlebug Design Team was challenged to find a non-paper related pin on Pinterest that inspired us to create something from our Doodlebug products.  I took a look through my Pinterest Boards and found this pin showcasing some Mother's Day floral arrangements.   I just loved the beautiful flowers and decided to recreate this using some Gingham Linen Petite Prints.


My friend called this an "ambitious" project, she was so right!  However, I'm thrilled with the results, it was worth the effort.


I started with the tea cup cut file here.  I pieced it together using some Lily White and Stone Gray Petite Prints.  I then set to making a number of 3D Paper Flowers using various cut files from the Silhouette Store, and more Petite Prints.  I glued wire to the bases of the flowers and arranged them in the cup using some floral foam.  Here are some other views of the flowers in the cup...



And here are some close-ups of the flowers...







The best part?  I have a pretty floral arrangement that will never wilt!  That's it for me today.  Be sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog over the next couple of weeks for more Pin-spired projects!  Thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Hats Off Collection

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a fun layout featuring the new Hats Off Collection from Doodlebug Design!  I love that this collection is neutral in color, it allows you to customize your projects using the colors of your particular school!  I finally got to scrap my girly's graduation from last year, take a peek...



I fell in love with the Odds & Ends in this collection!  There's a great mix, some silver metallic, and some clear acetate!  They are so fun to scatter around a layout!  My favorite was the sweet Girl Owl!



I added in some Blue Jean colored elements from a few different collections including the Gingham Linen Petite Prints, Dragon Tails, Teensy Type Alphas and some Glitter Sprinkles!  They coordinated perfectly with my daughter's high school colors!



The Cute Clips are such fun!  I added a few of the stars to the layout and the graduation cap clip to one of my balloons!



I also love the speech bubble Odds & Ends and stickers, they're perfect to accent all the staged photos we made the kids suffer through, lol!  Now if I can only find the time to scrap the other thousand pictures I took of the graduation, I'd be in great shape!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Frog Shaped Card



Hi Everyone! Today I have a sweet little birthday card that I created for Lori Whitlock,   We have a ton of May & June birthdays in our family, so I love how easily Lori's Shaped cards go together!  Take a peek...


I just adore the little frog, and the print and cut sentiment completes the card!  I used some Gingham Linen Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design for the papers.  Now to figure out which birthday I'll use this one for!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

File Used:

Frog Shaped Birthday Card Lori's Shop

Frog Shaped Birthday Card Silhouette Store


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi Everyone!  Just a quick post to wish all of my friends and family a Happy Mother's Day!! So glad I got to see my college girl yesterday, today she's studying for finals, but we do have lunch planned with my mom!


I made this fun card for my mom and my mother-in-law.  It's Lori Whitlock's Mason Jar Box Card Mom Flowers. (here in the Silhouette Store)  I put it together with some Gingham Linen Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.  I thought it would look cute on a shelf !  That's it for me today, I hope all of the moms out there enjoy their day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Spring House Box

Hi Everyone! Today I'm on the Lori Whitlock Blog with a  tutorial showing how to assemble Lori's new Spring House Box (here in the Silhouette Store).  This is such a sweet box that can hold a small gift or some treats!  Take a peek....



I used some Doodlebug Designs Gingham Linen Petite Prints papers and Glitter Sprinkles for the house and flowers.  To tie it all off, I used some Doodlebug Chunky Twine in Bumblebee.  This box could be used for a number of occasions, including birthdays, Mother's Day or just because!  For detailed instructions on how to assemble this file, head over to Lori's blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Doodlebug Design: At The Zoo Nursery Frames

Hi Everyone!  Today I have some fun shadowbox frames I made to give to a friend who is having a little boy this summer using some Doodlebug Design's At the Zoo collection!  As soon as I saw the adorable Odds & Ends critters from this collection, I knew they'd be perfect for decorating a nursery!  Take a peek...



I started with this 6x6 Shadowbox Frame cut file, and some Doodlebug Lily White Textured Cardstock to make the frames.  I then added paper from the At the Zoo 6 x 6 Paper Pad for the backgrounds.  They fit perfectly into the frame opening!  Now for the fun part, I chose a few of the critters and other shapes from the At the Zoo Odds & Ends pack to add to the frames!  I popped the pieces up with some foam tape to give them a little more dimension, and added some Zoo Assortment Matte Sprinkles to complete the look.  Here are some close-ups...





The frames have string on their tops to hang them, or since they are made completely from paper, they're light enough to be hung with museum putty.  I couldn't just give her the frames without a card, so I made a step card to add to the gift.  The sun is from the Fun in the Sun cut files available in the Silhouette store here and in the Lori Whitlock SVG shop here.  The stickers are from the At the Zoo Icon Sticker Sheet and some Bumble Bee Teensy Type Stickers.


I can't wait to give these to my friend!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lori Whitlock: May Creative Team Blog Hop



Hi Everyone!   It's time for the May 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 new 4x4 Shadowbox Frame. (here in the Silhouette Store.)  I made a couple of the frames to showcase pictures of my favorite fuzzbutts!  Take a peek...








I used some Kitten Smitten papers and Odds & Ends from Doodlebug Design to decorate the frames.  These frames are great, you can stand them up on their own to put on a shelf  (they are about an inch thick) or since they are made of paper (I used  the sturdy Limba Woodgrain Carstock which is 111 lb.) you can hang them on your wall using simple museum putty.

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code MAY2017 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!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

Monday, May 8, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Succulents Box Card

Hi Everyone, today I have a fun card for Lori Whitlock.   I just love Lori's Box Cards, and I also love the new succulents she has designed, so when she came out with the Box Card Succulents (here in the Silhouette Store), I was ecstatic!  I had such a fun time putting it together, take a peek...



How cute is this?  I used Doodlebug Design's Gingham Linen Petite Prints, and I embossed some of the cacti to give them a more realistic look.  To finish it, I added an enamel dot to the center of the flower.  This card could be used for almost anything, birthday, thank you, just because, "stuck on you"... you can add whatever sentiment suits your needs!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Doodlebug Design Door Hangers

Hi Everyone!  Every once in a while my husband actually asks me to use my scrappy skills to make something for his work.  Recently he mentioned that some of the ladies he works with were wishing they had some way to close the "door" of their work cubes so they could get work done undisturbed.  He asked me if there was a sign I could make for them, and this is what I came up with....


I started with this door hanger from the Silhouette Store which I cut from some Doodlebug Design Bubble Blue Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  I made a print and cut insert for the door hanger which can be flipped to indicate whether the virtual door was open or closed.


To finish the hanger, I added this cute little typewriter from the Doodlebug Flea Market Cut files available here in the Silhouette Store and here in Lori Whitlock's SVG Shop.  The little heart is from the new Rainbow Heart Shaped Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design.


He said they were a big hit, now to see if they actually work!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

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!