Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lori Whitlock | Teacup Box Card

I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with a tutorial showing how to assemble this fun Teacup Shaped Box Card.  These cards make such a pretty gift and can be displayed long after it is received!

I pieced this one together with some papers from Lori's My Favorite Fall Collection from Echo Park Paper.  I love the color combination!  For full details see my post on Lori's Blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Lori Whitlock | August Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!   It's time for the August 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 Whitlock
Traci Penrod
Kathy Skou {You are here}
Brandie Adams
Michelle Zerull

Aimee Kidd
Ashley Cook

I made Lori's Strawberry Jam Box Card (SVG, Silhouette).  This is such a cute summery card!  I put it together using some Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code AUG2019 to get 25% 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

Your next hop stop is Brandie!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Doodlebug Design | School Days Pop Up Card

Happy Monday folks!  I'm excited to be kicking off a couple of weeks of School Days inspiration on the Doodlebug Blog. This year back to school is a little bittersweet for me... my daughter is starting her last year of college.  I can't believe she's almost done and that I'm old enough to have a college senior!  I will be happy to be done with tuition bills though!  Since I don't have a first day of school picture yet, I decided to make a little card with the collection.  If you haven't seen the little icons in this collection yet, you're in for a treat.  They are all so cute, but these little crayons just make me ridiculously happy!  Take a peek...

I immediately envisioned the crayons popping out of an  old school crayon box (remember... the 64 crayons with the sharpener in the back??)  I fashioned the box from the Very Primary and Arithmetic papers.  They were the perfect colors!  I added in the crayons with some foam tape to give them some dimension and completed the look with the sentiment from the This & That Stickers and some You're a Star Shaped Sprinkles.  Here  is a close-up..

I kept the front of the card simple, using a chit chat sentiment and the crayon stickers from the Icons Sticker sheet... and how cute is that crayon paper???

We would love to see your projects featuring the School Days Collection!  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram so we are sure to see them!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
School Days - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
School Days - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - This & That
School Days - Cardstock Stickers - Icons
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Spelling Bee
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Arithmetic
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Playground Plaid
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Very Primary
School Days - Chit Chat - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Color Me Happy
School Days - Odds & Ends - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces
School Days - Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Shapes - You're A Star
swimming pool mini paperclips 
limeade mini paperclips

Other Products
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies
Lawn Fawn Everyday pop-ups
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border
Foam Tape

Monday, August 5, 2019

Doodlebug Design | I ❤️TRAVEL STAMPED CARDS

I love that the new Doodlebug Design I ❤️ Travel Collection has images and papers that can be used for a number of different themes!  Everything from "just because" to travel, to moving day!  I especially loved the images on the new I ❤️Travel Stamps and decided to make a couple of cards featuring these adorable icons!  Take a peek...

Our neighborhood is in the process of "turning over."  Lot's of new families moving in, and I thought the little phone GPS icon was the perfect image for a Welcome to the Neighborhood card!

I colored and cut the image, then mounted it on a piece of white cardstock with the sentiment.  I double layered it onto the paper with the adorable little geo-tags and finished it off with a white sprinkle. 

I also made a cute little "we're moving" card using the stacked suitcases...

That little round suitcase just makes me smile.  Similar to the card above, I added the stamped/cut image to white cardstock and then double mounted it onto the World Traveler paper.
Have you created any projects using the I ❤️ Travel Collection?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug on Facebook and Instagram!  We'd love to see your creations.
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
I Heart Travel - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
I Heart Travel - World Traveler
I Heart Travel - Happy Trails
I Heart Travel - Clear Stamps
I Heart Travel - Doodlecuts
Sprinkles - Lily White

Other Products
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies
Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
Foam Tape

Monday, July 29, 2019

Doodlebug Design | I ❤️ Travel Shadowbox Card

I am so excited to be kicking off a couple of weeks of the fun new I ❤️ Travel Collection on the Doodlebug Blog today!  I've been waiting for Doodlebug to create a travel collection and this one does not disappoint!  My box came last week and I immediately dug in and have a lot of projects started!  For my first project, I created a fun shadowbox card... take a peek...

I love the little smiley faces on the sun and hot air balloon and thought they would make a cute card!  I used elements from the Chit Chat, Odds & Ends and Icon Stickers to make my little scene.  Oh and how could I forget, one of the cute little clouds from the Hello Sunshine Shaped Sprinkles.  

The card stands up on it's own, so it can easily be displayed.  I embellished the outside of the card with some of the new papers in the collection.  Here's a close-up of the inside...

I love how the layers give it such dimension!  That's it for me today.  Make sure to stop by the blog all this week and next for more I ❤️ Travel inspiration from the design team, you won't be disappointed!

Doodlebug Products Used
 I Heart Travel -  Icons Stickers
I Heart Travel  - Plaid To Be Here
I Heart Travel - Love This
I Heart Travel - Chit Chat
I Heart Travel - Odds & Ends
 I Heart Travel - Sprinkles - Hello Sunshine
 Petite Prints Gingham and Linen - Swimming Pool

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Doodlebug Design | A Purr-fect Layout

My name is Kathy and I'm a crazy cat lady.   To most people this isn't really "news."  I am the mom to two very spoiled kitties... and since my daughter has been away at school and I work from home, I spend a lot of time with them. This means I have lots of pictures of them that really need to be scrapped.  I've been hording the Kitten Smitten collection for a while, so I came up with this layout of my quirky boy Jax.  Take a peek...

I created the Silhouette file for this layout, and backed the letters with some papers from Kitten Smitten, and some Gingham Linen Petite Prints and of course Jax.

I dug into the Kitten Smitten Odds and Ends and found the cute little black kitty, and the notepad paper for my journaling.  The mouse and the paw prints are from the icon sticker sheet, and the fishy clip is from the cute clips.

I embellished more with some word stickers from the This and That sheet and sprinkled some sprinkles around the letters.

I popped it all up to give it a little dimension.  If you'd like to use this file for your kitty pics, you can download the file from my blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Kitten Smitten Collection - Soft Shadows
Kitten Smitten Collection - Pastel Plaid
Kitten Smitten Collection - Calico Crush
Kitten Smitten Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Kitten Smitten Collection - Odd and Ends
Kitten Smitten Collection - Icons Stickers
Kitten Smitten  Collection - This & That Stickers
Kitten Smitten Collection - Cute Clips - Fishy Bones
gingham-linen petite print 6x6 paper pad
Doodle Twine - Bubble Blue 
cupcake sprinkles
limeade sprinkles
bumblebee sprinkles
swimming pool sprinkles

Love My Cat Cut File

Monday, July 22, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Rainbows & Unicorns

Not much makes me happier than a Doodlebug Rainbow... with the possible exception of a rainbow with a unicorn thrown in!  So it's no surprise that I immediately fell in love with the adorable Rainbows & Unicorns Doodle Stamps & Dies!  I decided to add the stamped images to a fun rainbow window slider  card.  Take a peek...

The card lays flat for mailing, but when you pull the slider tag back, it reveals the sentiment!  I edited a cut file from Lori Whitlock to make the rainbow slider part, then pieced it all together with a rainbow of Doodlebug Papers!  Here is a close-up...

I love how the rainbow forms when you  pull back the slider!  Of course I had to add some Glitter Sprinkles!  
Have you made anything using our Rainbows & Unicorns Stamps?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook & Instagram, we would love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

rainbows & unicorns doodle stamps
rainbows & unicorns doodle cuts
fairy tales 6x6 paper pad
patriotic parade 6x6 paper pad
snips & snails 6x6 paper pad
dot-stripe petite prints 6x6 pad
lilac glitter sprinkles 
swimming pool glitter sprinkles
limeade glitter sprinkles
bumblebee glitter sprinkles
tangerine glitter sprinkles
bubblegum glitter sprinkles
rainbow heart shape sprinkles
doodle twine bright assortment

Window Slider Card SVG File
Copic Markers
Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Silhouette Cameo