Monday, March 30, 2015

Paper Issues: Eggs-cellent Add-ventures with 17turtles

Hi Everyone!  We have a new Issue at Paper Issues today, Eggs-cellent Add-ventures sponsored by 17turtles!  I received an adorable cut-file set from 17turtles... take a peek...
I decided to make a fun Easter Treat Bag and Card.. here's my project...
In addition to the adorable Easter Chicks cut files, I used some dies and Polka Mon Amie papers from Lawn Fawn.  The colors were perfect for spring!  We would love for you to link up your projects to our Eggs-cellent Add-ventures Issue!  What are we looking for??  Projects featuring Easter, egg hunts, Passover, adventures of all kinds (travel, museum, baseball park, etc.), chickens/birds, eggs, spring, candy, math symbols (plus signs, number paper, etc.), baseball, April Fool's Day (practical jokes, etc.).  You can also link up projects in which you use cut files, 17turtles products or die cuts.
You could win a $20 Gift Certificate to the 17turtles store!  Bonus, for this issue, 17turtles is offering a discount!  Use code PI17TURTLES25 in the 17turtles store between March 30th and April 12th for 25% off your order!
That's it for me today!  Make sure to stop by the Paper Issues blog to check out all of the Eggs-cellent projects by the Design Team!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Snarky Stamps!

Have you ever created a card, and just couldn't find the right sentiment??  There's now a solution for that problem... they're called Snarky Stamps!  Snarky Stamps were created by Heather Joyce and are only available in the Paper Issues Store!  For when only "I'm sorry I was a freaking idiot" will do!  I got my first set last week, and decided to put them to use right away!  Take a peek at my card...

For my card, I used Lawn Fawn's new Polka Mon Amie and Beachside papers.  I created a shadowbox look by layering some Stitched Squares from Lawn Fawn.  The squares are embellished  with balloons using the Party Balloon dies and the sun and cloud from the Spring Showers set.  On the outside, it looks like any other birthday card...with a simple happy birthday sentiment...however, open it up...

and you get the perfect sentiment for that special friend! 

Here's the set I used, aptly named Freaking Sentiments.  There is another set available as well, called Dude Sentiments...can't wait for that one to arrive!  Stop by the Paper Issues store to get yours before they're gone!  I've also been told that there just may be more sets coming!  Use code KATHYS and get 20% off your whole order!
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Doodlebug Design: Inspired by

Hi Everyone!  The Doodlebug Design Team was challenged to find a project on the Doodlebug Pinterest Boards that inspired us, and to create a project based on that pin.  It was tough to narrow it down to just one project, but I found this beautiful layout by Melinda Spinks and had to scraplift it! 
What immediately caught my eye were Melinda's washi tape flowers...such a clever idea! Here is my version of her layout.....
To make the layout my own, I went more bold with the colors, using some fun papers from the new Hello Sunshine collection, and lots of bright Swiss Dot Washi tapes.

To create the flowers, I covered pieces of Lily White Cardstock with the different tapes.  I then ran them through my Big Shot using some MFT Dienamics to create the flower shapes.
I finished the flowers with some washi centers, and a few Bright Glitter Sprinkles.  It was such a fun layout to put together!  I love how similar and different the two layouts turned out!  That's it for me today! Make sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog for more "inspired by" projects this won't be disappointed! 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lori Whitlock: Easter Place Cards

Hi Everyone!  Today I have some fun place cards that I created for the Lori Whitlock Creative Team.  They're perfect for your Easter table!

I started with Lori's Bracket Tent Card.  I used my sketch pens and Lori's Cheerful Sketch Font to write every one's names.  It's the first time I had used my sketch pens and I have to say, it was so much easier than I thought!  From there I picked my favorites from the new Easter Sets ( Set 1, Set 2, Set 3) to decorate each card.  I used Doodlebug Designs Petite Prints and some Doodlebug Sprinkles for my papers and embellies.  The colors were perfect!  Here are some close-ups!
That's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Paper Issues: I AM Simply Me!

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a fun layout for Paper Issues!  I used the March Paper Issues Sketch and some fabulous I AM from Simple stories...take a peek...

I get the best pictures from my daughter's phone!  

The I AM collection is full of fun goodies...check it out in the PI Store here!  Use code KathyS and get 20% off your whole order!  Also be sure to play along with our Sketchy could win a $10 Gift Card to the Paper Issues Store!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Doodlebug Design & Scrapbook Generation team up for Create Magazine!

Hi Everyone! This month the Design Team at Doodlebug Design teamed up with the folks at Scrapbook Generation for the March Issue of CREATE Magazine!!  We got to work with some FABULOUS sketches!  Here's the layout I created....

It's hard to believe that this picture was taken 10 years ago!  Feels like yesterday! I used lots of goodies from Doodlebug's  Hello Sunshine and Easter Parade collections for my layout.   
Make sure to check out all of the layouts, cards & tags from the Doodlebug DT... starting on Page 74!  The whole magazine is chock full of inspiration!  Click here to download your own copy!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lori Whitlock March Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the March Lori Whitlock Creative Team blog Hop! 
 Here's the order of this month's hop...
I created this fun layout using Lori's new Jack & Jill Girl collection from Echo Park and a few of Lori's cut files.  Take a peek...
Flowers from Lori's Layered Flowers Set 2 were the perfect match for this collection!

My title was created using the Love this from Lori's Handwritten Title Set.

And now we have something for you...
and... can also pick up this freebie!!! Use code FREEFILE when checking out from Lori's Shop.
 In addition, you can win a $20 Gift Card to Lori's Shop... see the Rafflecopter below for details! 

....a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it for me today...the next stop on our hop is Cathy Harper's Blog!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Doodlebug Design: Washi Tape Cards

Hi Everyone!  Today I have some fun cards I made featuring Doodlebug's Washi Tapes.  I must admit, I have a bit of a hoarding problem when it comes to Washi...I can't resist it!  Take a peek...

For my first card, I used some Swiss Dot Washi Tapes to create a banner rainbow.  I first put the tape on some Lily White Cardstock, then cut the banner pieces to make the colors pop a bit more.

My next card was really simple to put together.  I folded some Washi over a piece of Doodlebug Twine, and trimmed to make banner pieces.
Finally,  I made some Washi Tape flowers by first covering some Lily White Cardstock with the different Washi Tapes, and then running them through my Big Shot with some MFT Dienamics Flower dies. 

Some bright and cheery cards to warm me up for these very snowy winter days!  Make sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog over the next couple of weeks for more Washi Tape inspiration!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lori Whitlock: Irish Kisses

Hi Everyone!  I have a new project for the Lori Whitlock Creative team today... a little something in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  Take a peek...

I used some Doodlebug Design's Happy Go Lucky papers, and a few of Lori's files to create this gift set.  For the card, I used Lori's Lucky Me, I Have You file along with her Center Panel Step Card. The Mug of "Irish Kisses" was created using the 3D Hot Cocoa/Coffee Mug and some clovers from the 5 Clover Shamrocks set.   I can't wait to give it to my sweet Irishman!
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!