Thursday, July 12, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics: Color Challenge #32

It's been a while, but I finally found some time to play along with the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge!  Challenge 32 is a color challenge, perfect for summertime!


And here is the card I created for the challenge...


I used a few of the new dies and stamps to make my shaker including the You Are Sublime Stamps and Dies, the Porthole Frames and the Stitched Wave Borders.  For papers, I used Lawn Fawn Cardstock in Narwhal, Blue Jay, Peacock and Mermaid along with some Gotta Have Gingham Nellie.  I finished off  the porthole with with some Silver Lining Nuvo Drops.  I love how it turned out!

For details on the challenge see the original post here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Lori Whitlock: July Creative Team Blog Hop


 Hi Everyone!   It's time for the July 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!

Lori's Bobble Head Cards just make me smile!  I love how they can really be customized for any occasion!  This month I used Lori's Bobble Head Cow Card.(SVG, Silhouette).  I added a speech bubble from the 3 Thought Bubble Set ( Silhouette) and wrote a fun greeting using the LW Bubble Letter Font ( SVG, Silhouette).


The papers and flower sprinkles are from Doodlebug Design.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code JUL2018 to get 30% off all SVGs and Commercial Licenses!


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 Brandie!  Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Doodlebug Design: Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!  To celebrate I decided to create a fun table centerpiece using the Yankee Doodle Wagon and Flower Cut files!  These files can be found in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop (Wagon, Flower Cluster) as well as the Silhouette Store ( Wagon, Flower Cluster).  Take a peek...


I will admit, converting a 2D file to be a 3D project was a challenge, but it certainly was fun!  I was just so happy that it turned out like I had envisioned in my head!  For papers, I used some Gingham Linen Petite Prints in Ladybug, Bubble Blue, Blue Jean, Limeade and Beetle..  I also used Starry Stripes and Declaration Dots from Patriotic Parade;  Colors of Courage and Land that I Love from Patriotic Picnic; and Horsin' Around from Down on the Farm.  I embellished the wagon with some Red, White & Blue Star Sprinkles (side of wagon); Red, White & Blue Matte Sprinkles (wheels) and Silver Glitter Sprinkles (for the rivets) Here are some more close-ups:






I've put together some instructions on how I converted the Wagon and Flower Cut files to go from 2D to 3D in Silhouette.  I will say this is not a beginner project!  You do need to be comfortable with your Silhouette and it's design functions.


I've included wagon assembly instructions on the image. 


Below is how I assembled the flowers...

I started by curling the petals with the handle of a paint brush.  I then added glue to one of the petals next to the cut line, and overlapped the petals so that the flower formed a "bowl".  I did this for all three layers of the flower then stacked them, with some foam tape between the layers for more dimension.


For the stem, I took a piece of flower wire, bent it so there was a small circle at the top and inserted it through the hole in the center of the stacked flowers.  I wrapped floral tape under the flower to hold the wire in place.  I then added some of the greenery to the wire using floral tape.


I finished the flower off with a center that I borrowed from this flower in the Lori Whitlock SVG shop.


If you decide to take the challenge to make this, we would love to see your projects!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Monday, June 25, 2018

Lori Whitlock: Birthday Cake Pop Up Card

Hi Everyone! I've got quite a few summer birthdays that always seem to "pop up" quickly and without warning, so I've decided to start building up my stock of birthday cards so I will be prepared!   I just love Lori's Pop Up Cards, they're so simple but make a big impact. I used her Three Tier Birthday Cake Pop Up Card (SVG File, Silhouette) file for this card...


The other great thing about this card is it can be made for a woman or a man, simply by changing up the color scheme!  Now if I can only remember to mail my card, I'll be in great shape!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Lori Whitlock: K-Cup Carrier Tutorial

Hi Everyone! I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with an assembly tutorial for Lori's new K-Cup Carriers.  It's that time of year again when you need lots of little thank you gifts for teachers, baby sitters, coaches, dance teachers... the list almost seems endless!  Lori's new K-Cup Carriers make a cute little gift that's easy to make!  There are two new versions,  The K-Cup Carrier 2 Cups (SVG, Silhouette)  and the K-Cup Carrier 4 Cups (SVG, Silhouette).   I worked with the 2 cup version for the tutorial, but the 4 cup version is assembled in exactly the same manner.  I used some new Back to School Collection from Echo Park Paper to piece it together.



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


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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!

Father's Day is right around the corner, so I decided to make a fun card for my husband... from the cat!  After all, he does feed them every morning!   I started with Lori's Bobble Head Cat Card (SVG, Silhouette).  I printed some wording on the front of the card using Lori's Perfect Type Font ( SVG, Silhouette) and finished it off with a little bow tie!


The papers and glitter sprinkles are from Doodlebug Design.


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 11, 2018

Doodlebug Design: Insta Mini Album

I just love my Instax Camera and Instax printer.  The little pictures, that pop out automatically just make me smile! They give such a retro feel to any project!  When I saw the Insta Camera Cut file from the Hello Collection (available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop) , I knew I had to make something with it!  I decided to design a little mini album featuring some fun pictures I took on a recent vacation to Aruba... and the Sweet Summer Collection was the perfect complement to my pictures!




The album itself was put together using some Gingham Linen Petite Prints and a paper from the Hello 6x6 Pad. For a fun twist, I created a slider... the little "insta" picture pulls from the top of the camera base showing my album title (and the adorable Steven "Seagull" !)  Here are a couple of more views of the album itself...



I created some accordion pages for the inside of the album.  Each page is layered with a different paper from the Sweet Summer Collection.  I also designed a frame file to cover the Insta pictures, to add a little more color.   Then came the fun part... mixing and matching This and That stickers, Icons Stickers, Odds & Ends, Chit Chats, and Tropical Punch Shaped Sprinkles from the Sweet Summer Collection to go along with my pictures!  Here are some close ups of the inside pages...




The cute little cactus is a Cute Clip from the Fun in the Sun Collection.


The anchor sticker is from the Anchor's Aweigh Icon Sticker Sheet.


The sailboat sticker is also from the Anchor's Aweigh Icon Sticker Sheet.
I'm so excited that this project turned out as I had imagined!  It's always a good creative day when that happens!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Doodlebug Design: Hello Layout

I will admit, I usually take selfies that are less than flattering. I just don't have the knack..  It's so bad that  my college-aged daughter won't let me take the picture if she is a part of it.  But every once in a while, one of those silly selfies becomes my favorite picture!  That's what happened with this group selfie featuring me, along with my mom and daughter.  



Doodlebug's Hello was the perfect collection to document this sweet moment!  The colors, the hints of gold and the pretty flowers perfectly complement my photo!  I started with the Beautiful Blooms and the Poppy Plaid papers to back my picture, my two favorites! 


I used a lot of flowers from the Odds & Ends collection to embellish as well as a couple of items from the Chit Chats Pack.  I popped them up with some foam tape to add dimension.


I just love the acetate pieces in the Odds and Ends Pack!  I finished up my layout by scattering some of the flowers from the Pink Poppy Doodlepop and adding my title using some Bubblegum Abigail Font Stickers.


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



Monday, May 21, 2018

Lori Whitlock: Customized Graduation Cards

Hi Everyone! Today I'm on the Lori Whitlock Blog with some fun Graduation cards.  We have at least 4 graduation parties coming up and I wanted to use the new Flexi Card Congrats Grad (SVG, Silhouette).  I decided to embellish them a bit and also to add a gift card pocket to the back of the card.  I used the Graduation Cap with Year (SVG, Silhouette), and the pocket piece from the Gift Card Purse (SVG, Silhouette) to customize my cards.


I looked up the colors for each of the schools and used those colors for the frame and background piece on the Flexi Cards.  The papers I used are Doodlebug Design's Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  I resized the graduation cap and year to fit the front of the card and added them with some foam tape to make them pop a bit.  I used a Doodlebug gold glitter sprinkle to top off the tassel.



I resized the pocket from Gift Card Purse to fit on the back of the card, this way I can add a little something to the card!



Below, I've highlighted the pieces I resized so you can see how big to make them if you wish to recreate this card. (you can also use the pocket on the other cards in the Flexi Card Sentiment Bundle as well)


(Measurements:  Hat: 1.161"h x 2.25"w    Year:  1.140"h x 1.0"w   Pocket:  1.991"h x 4.463"w)

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

Doodlebug Design: Sweet Summer Cards

Hello everyone!  I'm so happy to be kicking off a couple of weeks of Sweet Summer Inspiration over on the Doodlebug Design Blog!   Summer is almost here, and I for one am VERY HAPPY about that!  It's been a long winter here in New England!  I decided to make some fun cards to celebrate!


Sweet Summer is such a fun, versatile collection!  For my first card I made a box card and filled it with the adorable fruits from the Odds & Ends Pack!


I edited this file for the crate (deleted the bottom portion) and then added some inserts to hold the fruits.  The crate was made using papers from the Sweet Summer 6x6 Pad, and the sentiment is from the Sweet Summer Chit Chats Pack.  I just love the little faces on the fruits!!!

My next card is a fun pop up card.  I just love making little scenes with the Odds & Ends!


Every time I see the little seagulls from the Odds & Ends Pack all I can think of are the seagulls from Finding Nemo ( Mine!  Mine!  Mine!!!)  They are just too cute.  I used some Almond Textured Cardstock for the sand and some Bubble Blue Gingham Linen Petite Prints for my sky.  The tree, chair, seagulls and sun are from the Odds & Ends Pack and the sentiment is from the This & That Sticker Sheet.  I finished it up with a little drink from the Tropical Punch Shaped Sprinkles.

I made my last card for a friend's upcoming birthday.  She has hosted the "work friends" girls nights for about 20 years! (of the 15-ish of us, only one still works at the company,  lol)  When I saw the cute little tropical drinks, I thought of her fun parties!


I started with the Punch Plaid Cardstock which is my FAVORITE in this collection!   I enlarged one of the insta-frames from the Polaroid Puppy Love Cut file to frame the cute little drinks from the Odds & Ends package.  I finished it off with some sentiments from the Chit Chat Pack.  Now if I only remember to mail it I'll be in good shape!

Be sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog over the next couple of weeks for more fabulous Sweet Summer inspiration from the Design Team!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Monday, April 30, 2018

Doodlebug Design: Hello Collection Mother's Day Cards

I'd like to say a big HELLO to the Hello Collection!  I'm kicking off a couple of weeks of Mother's Day inspiration on the Doodlebug Blog using this FABULOUS new collection!  The colors and embellishments are so perfect, I know I'm going to need to get more!  I made some fun Mother's Day cards using Hello, take a peek....


I have to say, I'm in love with the new Hello Odds & Ends.  The flowers, the hints of gold, the acetate pieces... SO MUCH FUN!   I decided to start by featuring the Odds & Ends in a Box Card.


The body of the box card is made from the Beautiful Blooms Paper.  In addition to the Odds and Ends, I used a butterfly sticker from the Icons Sticker Sheet,  a sentiment strip from the Chit Chat Pieces, the gorgeous new Heart of Gold Shaped Sprinkles and some Gold Abigail Font Stickers for mom.

My next card is a Pop Twist type of card.  I decorated the outside using the Navy Stripe Paper from the Hello 6x6 Pad, the Gold YOU and the hearts are from the Chit Chats, the love sticker from the This and That Sheet and some Beautiful Blossoms Shaped Sprinkles.


And when you open the card, you get a big surprise!  I embellished the inside with the bird and flowers from the Odds & Ends pack and the sentiment from the Chit Chat pack.  The Cupcake Chippers coordinated perfectly!


For my last card, I started with this cut file from Lori Whitlock.  I changed it a bit so that I could add the Odds and Ends Flowers.

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I used the Hello There, Poppy Plaid and Lovely Papers for the pot, and then added the flowers, butterfly and bow from the Odds & Ends.  The top of the card pulls up, you could add a sentiment or even cut slots to hold a gift card for mom.


Be sure to check the Doodlebug Blog over the next couple of weeks for more Hello Mother's Day inspiration from the Design Team!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lori Whitlock: A2 Pop Up Birthday Cake Card

Hi Everyone!  I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with a tutorial showing how to fold and assemble this fun A2 Pop Up Birthday Cake Card. (SVG, Silhouette)  This is a great card that can be made for anyone, depending on what colors you use!


I wanted to make it bright and cheery so I used the new Hello Collection from Doodlebug Design.  For full details and the tutorial, head over to Lori's Blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!