Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Leaf Window Favor Boxes

Hi Everyone, I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with  a tutorial showing how to customize the Perfectly Square Box (here in Silhouette) using the Fall Leaf Dingbats Font (here in the Silhouette Store).  This little box is perfect for so many things, favors, place cards, treat holder.  I thought it would be cute to cut a leaf shaped window in one side for fall to make little place markers for Thanksgiving.


These cute little boxes were put together using Maple Gingham Linen Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design and some fun plaid papers from Lawn Fawn.


The great thing about this technique is that you can do it to suit almost any holiday or occasion!  For the full Silhouette Tutorial head over to Lori's Blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lori Whitlock: October Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!   It's time for the October 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 a few of  Lori's new Halloween Gift Bags!  Take a peek:  



These bags are just too cute to be spooky!  They go together really quickly so they'd be great for a Halloween Party or School event!  I used Gingham Linen Petite Prints Papers from Doodlebug Design to make mine. You can find the files here:

Gift Bag Mummy (here in Silhouette)
Gift Bag Pumpkin (here in Silhouette)
Gift Bag Frankenstein (here in Silhouette)

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code OCT2017 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!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #14

I've been trying to do something crafty just for fun a couple of times a month and I've found that the Lawn Fawnatics Challenges have been the perfect fix!  I played along with the latest Challenge #14- Happy Little Critters Challenge and created an anniversary card for my husband. Take a peek...


I got the idea for the open window in the card from a card class I took from Jenn Shurkus.  I thought it was such a fun idea to see your design on both the outside and inside of the card!


I used a number of goodies from Lawn Fawn including the Heart Stackables Dies, Simple Puffy Clouds Dies, Fancy Folded Banner Dies, Christmas Like No Otter Stamps and Dies and the Happy Happy Happy Stamps and dies.  The papers are from the Watercolor Wishes 6x6 pad.  My husband loved it, especially since he rarely gets the homemade cards!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Milk & Cookies Advent Calendar

Hi Everyone! Today I'm on the Doodlebug Design Blog kicking off a couple of weeks of projects featuring the  ADORABLE Milk & Cookies Collection!  Take a peek...


I started with the flannel jammies double-sided cardstock.  This paper made this project so easy! 

I then cut 26 of these boxes from Lori Whitlock (available here in the Silhouette Store)  using some Maple Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  You can fit two of these on one 12x12 page, so there's very little paper waste and they go together quickly!  I then set to decorating the boxes using the countdown squares and other papers from the collection.  Here are some close-ups....


The great thing about these boxes is that they're big enough to hold a number of items which comes in handy if you have more than one kiddo!




I added some additional embellishments to some of the boxes using the Glitter Sprinkles, Shaped Sprinkles, Odds & Ends and Doodle Pops




Here is the view from the back.  I can't wait to fill it with goodies this year!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #13

Hi Everyone!  I played along with the latest challenge over on the Lawn Fawnatics blog.  They put together a fabulous mood board, take a peek... 


I took inspiration from the colors and the images of leaves and came up with this card...


I used a number of dies for this card including the Wonderful Window Die, the Simple Puffy Clouds Dies, the Simple Stitched Hillside Border, the trees from the Shadow Box Card set and the kitty stamps and dies from the Meow You Doin' Set.  The papers are from the Perfectly Plaid Fall, Perfectly Plaid Chill, Knock on Wood and Water Color Wishes 6x6 pads.   It really went together quickly despite the number of sets used!  Lawn Fawnatics has a new challenge every couple of weeks, play along and you could win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Lawn Fawn Store!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Booville Witch's Hat

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a fun project featuring the adorable Booville Collection from Doodlebug Design!    Halloween has always been a favorite of mine, I love the costumes, the decorations, and of course... the candy!  My girly is in college now, so no costume pictures for me, so I decided to make a fun Halloween centerpiece this year, take a peek...


As soon as I saw this Witches Hat cut file from Cre8tive Cuts, I knew I had to make it!  I decided to make it a centerpiece for our table this season.  I added a number of 3D and Rolled Flowers by Lori Whitlock and then set to decorating it with the adorable Booville embellishements!  Here are some close-ups...


I love Doodlebug Odds & Ends !!  They are such a fun way to embellish projects.  I especially love the acetate ones, like this ghost I used on the front of my hat.  I also added some Icons Cardstock Stickers, the kitty and the pumpkin.


I've said it before and I'll say it again... only Doodlebug can make a spider cute.  I love the little Silly Spiders Shaped Sprinkles.  I added them to the acetate spider web (which I cut in half)  from the Odds & Ends.  I also included a "mommy" spider from the Odds & Ends.


The adorable ghosts in the Booville Collection are one of my favorites.  I added one from the Odds & Ends and another baby ghost from the Sweet Spirits Doodlepops.


The Eye Candy Shaped Sprinkles are the perfect embellishment to have peeking out between the flowers!  The little bat is from the Cute Critters Mini Doodlepops.


The best part of this centerpiece... it's actually a box that you can fill with some sweet treats!


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


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Best Fishes

Hi Everyone!  I had such a fun time playing with the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card Die, I decided to make another card using the Fintastic Friends and Mermaid for You stamp and die sets.  Take a peek...


I love making little scenes!  Again I used a transparency sheet to make one of the inserts for the card so that it appears the little angel fish is floating.  The box is made from Lawn Fawn's Knock on Wood Papers, with a Water Color Wishes background.   I hand cut the sentiment banner.  I gave the card to my Dad for his birthday, he lives by the ocean and loved the fish!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Halloween Twist Pop Card

Hi Everyone!  Today I have one of Lori Whitlock's fun new Twist Pop Cards.  I had a fun time putting together the Twist Pop Card - Boo (available here in the Silhouette Store,)  take a peek:


How cute is the little ghost, and I just love the "surprise" pop when you open the card...


I used papers and the new Eye Candy Shaped Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design's new Booville Collection.   I can't wait to send this to my girl at college!  For help on assembling Lori's Twist Pop Cards, be sure to check out her video tutorial here.  You can see all of Lori's Twist Pop Cards here in her shop.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Black Cat Treat Boxes

Hi Everyone! Today I have some adorable treat boxes, purr-fect for Halloween! I totally embrace my inner Crazy Cat Lady, so these Cat Favor Boxes were right up my alley...take a peek...


I of course had to make them black cats!  The papers are from Doodlebug Design's Gingham Linen Petite Prints, Hat's Off and Ghouls & Goodies Collections.  These boxes go together really quickly!  For an assembly tutorial see my post on Lori Whitlock's Blog here.  

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lori Whitlock: September Creative Team Blog Hop




Hi Everyone!   It's time for the September 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 made Lori's new Shadowbox Card Scene Fox Card (available here in the Silhouette Store)  Take a peek:  



How cute is this card?  The little characters are print and cut and the papers are from Lori's A Perfect Autumn Collection for Echo Park Paper.  It even folds flat to fit in an A2 Envelope!

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code SEP2017 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, September 11, 2017

Doodlebug Design: All About Me Challenge

Hi Everyone! I'm on the Doodlebug Design Blog today with my take on the All About Me Challenge.  I will admit, this challenge was... well a challenge!  I had tons of ideas, but none seemed quite right.  Finally, I was looking on Pinterest and saw some baby milestone chalkboards and thought that it would be fun to use this type of layout for my project!  Take a peek...



I started with some Gingham Linen Petite Prints in Lily White and Beetle to make my "chalkboard"  I added my name and some flowers for decoration.  The flowers are from the Flea Market Flower Cluster Cut file available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop here, and the Silhouette Store here.  I moved them around and cut out the centers, then added some sprinkles to make them look more like they were drawn. 




I drew the frame using the sketch pen feature in my Silhouette.  I then labelled all of the sections using various Doodlebug Alphas.  I don't love my handwriting, but since this was about me, I decided the details should  be written in my hand!


The little pictures were created in Photoshop then printed and cut.




In addition to the pictures I thought it would be fun to add some Doodlebug Shaped Sprinkles and Mini Icon Stickers as well.  I will admit, it took me a long time to complete this, but I'm pretty happy with the results!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #12

Hi Everyone!  Every once in a while I find some time to do a "just because" project and yesterday was one of those day!  My friend came over to craft and we decided to each create a card to play along with the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge,  Challenge #12 which was to create a scene.  This is what I came up with: 

  

I used the new Shadow Box Die,  the Jump for Joy Stamp set and the Simple Puffy Cloud dies to create this fun fall scene.  I cut the front "hill" of the Shadow Box Die from acetate to make it look like the cute little hedgehog was flying through the air to jump in the leaves.  Here's a view from above.  I just love the dimension the Shadow Box Card Die allows you to create!



The banner was made using the Bannertastic Stamps and dies and the sentiment is from the Sweater Weather stamp set.  My main card box is made from Doodlebug Design's Gingham Linen Petite Prints in Maple and other papers are from the Lawn Fawn's Sweater Weather, Perfectly Plaid Chill, and Watercolor Wishes 6x6 pads.  This really was a fun card to put together!  As an aside it was also the first time I used my Tim Holtz/Tonic Stamp Platform.  I can honestly say this tool has made me love stamping again.  It is awesome!   That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Doodlebug Design Cut Files: Baby Name Frames

Hi Everyone! Today I have a fun project I made using Doodlebug Design Cut files!  We've had a bit of a baby boom in our family recently... 3 new babies since May!  I wanted to send something special along to my new little cousins, and I put together a name frame for each of them.


For the girls frames, I used papers from the Sugar and Spice Collection and some Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  The cut files are from the Spring Things Cut file collection.  The files I used are the Ladybug SVG (here in the Silhouette Store), the Flower Cluster SVG (here in the Silhouette Store) and the Butterfly SVG (here in the Silhouette Store).  The font I used for all of the names is Lori Whitlock's Bubble Letter Font.



Here are some close-ups of the Spring Things Cut files.






For the little boy's frame, I used papers from the At the Zoo Collection and some Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  The cut files are also from the At the Zoo Collection.  I used the Koala Bear SVG (here in the Silhouette Store), the Penguin SVG (here in the Silhouette Store and the Lion SVG (here in the Silhouette Store.   


Here are some close-ups of these cut files...




I'm excited to send these along to my new little cousins!!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!