Friday, October 30, 2015

Doodlebug Design: Daily Doodles

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a layout featuring the fabulous new Daily Doodles from Doodlebug Design.  I love a calendar page, and one in Swimming Pool is just awesome!  Here's my layout...
Recently we adopted a new kitten, Jax.  He's so stinkin' cute, of course I have about 1,000 pictures of his antics.  I printed a bunch of them in 1.25" square size and set forth documenting Jax's first month in his forever home!
One of my favorite things about Doodlebug is that you can mix and match collections and everything coordinates!  I used embellishments from the new October 31st collection and mixed them up with Pretty Kitty rub-ons from way back in 2007 and they work perfectly together!  I think I used goodies from about 10 different collections!  Here are some more close ups... 


 The new Doodlebug Washi Tape Collections are perfect for decorating the Daily Doodles Calendars as well...the thin size is perfect for attaching pictures!  I also used some new Chunky Twine in Limeade to make my ball of's so yummy, I can't wait to play with all the colors!
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Black Cat Pumpkin

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a fun project that I made just because I felt like it!  Recently I saw that Michael's Stores had a #TrickYourPumpkin Sweepstakes going on.  They want you to decorate one of their craft pumpkins and post it to IG.  So, in the spirit of the holiday, I created this...

I started with one of their craft pumpkins that was already painted in Chalkboard paint.  After cutting his cute face, I used some Doodlebug Design papers to make the Ears, Tail and bow tie.  The whiskers are made from the new Chunky Twine from Doodlebug.  I dipped them in some fabric stiffener to make them stick out.  I've named this pumpkin my "Jax-o-Lantern," after my sweet new kitty Jax... and because I'm a bit crazy.

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

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lori Whitlock: Thanksgiving Place Cards using Silhouette Cut by Color Feature Tutorial

Hi Everyone!  I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with a tutorial on how to use the Cut by Color Feature in the Silhouette Studio Software! If you’re not familiar, this feature allows you to select different cutting conditions for each line color on your design mat.  This is super handy when working with the Silhouette Sketch Pens and shapes.  I used this feature to create the leaves on these fun Thanksgiving Place cards.
I started with Lori's Thanksgiving Place Cards.  (here in the Silhouette Store) and some papers from Echo Park's The Story of Fall collection.  The names were written using my Silhouette Sketch Pens.  Here's a close up of one of the cards.

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Best Day

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a layout I created for the Paper Issues Product spotlight featuring Cedar Lane by Pink Paislee.  I think this is one of my all time favorite collections!  Take a peek...

Now that my daughter and her friends are all driving, I need to rely on them to take pictures for me.  Luckily they humor me!  These pictures are from a recent apple picking trip to a local orchard.
I love the ephemera packs from Pink Paislee... how cute are those foxes?  Here are a few more close-ups...


The splashes of gold in the collection add the perfect bit of sparkle!  If you'd like some Pink Paislee Cedar Lane to scrap your fall pictures, stop by the Paper Issues Store to stock up!  Use code KATHYS and you can get 20% off your entire order.
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lori Whitlock: October Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!  It's time for the Lori Whitlock October Creative Team Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Traci's blog, but if not, here's the order of things....

I decided to mix things up this month and work with one of Lori's fun Print and Cut files.  I downloaded the new Happy Planner Sticker Sheets  (available here in the Silhouette Store), printed them out on Sticker Paper and went to work adding them to my planner!

The file prints four sets of the stickers... plenty to play with!
The colors and words were perfect for my planner!
Now, a few things for you!  First off, there is a sale in Lori's Shop today only!  Use code OCTOBER and get 30 % off your purchase!
You can also get 30% off your digi scrap needs at Snap, Click, Supply.
And just for hopping along, we have a freebie for you that you download right HERE (
Simply add the file to your shopping cart and it will come up with no charge (no code necessary).

Last but not least, be sure to enter to win a $20 gift card to Lori's SVG Shop!

That's it for me, your next stop on the hop is Cathy Harper!  Thanks for stopping by to peek!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Paper Issues: October Cut it Up File

Hi Everyone!  It's time for the Cut it Up Challenge at Paper Issues! Danielle created a great cut file that is perfect for Halloween!  Take a peek...

I used pieces of the web to create this fun card...

I used some Doodlebug Design October 31st collection and a fun Spider Doodlepop to create this card.  Only Doodlebug can make a spider cute!  Head over to the Paper Issues Store to download this free cut file!  Show us what you created using this file and you could win a $10 gift card to the Paper Issues Store!  Just post a photo of your project in the October Challenges Album in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Page to be entered!  You have until November 8th to enter!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Get Ready for the Holidays with a Doodlebug Fauxdori!

 Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a fun Doodlebug Design Sugarplums project that will help you get organized for the upcoming holidays!!  I created a traveler's notebook, also called a Fauxdori with inserts and printables to organize all of my holiday activities!  Take a peek...
I started with some Doodlebug Fabrics from the Santa Express collection and created my cover following the instructions in this great video by Doodlebug DT Coordination Lori Allred on her Inspired by Pinterest Show on My Craft Channel.  The cover uses elastics to hold little notebooks you can mix and match!  The Christmas tree charm on my notebook was created by laminating a tree from the Sugarplums Diecuts Craft Kit, cutting it out and adding some sequins.
Inside, my fauxdori has 4 little notebooks.  Each of the covers were made using papers and stickers from the Sugarplums collection... take a peek ...
Inside each notebook cover, are printables to help organize everything!  I started with a calendar for November, December and January... because you know the holidays start early and continue long after some years! I love the little reindeer sticker on the Icon Sheet...too cute, and I used some of the new Polka Dot Washi to mark out some dates in my calendar!
My next notebook cover contains a Santa's to do list... just some blank pages to write down all the things that you need to ideas, errands, party lists... I thought the All I want for Christmas sticker from the This and That sheet was perfect for this!

Every year, I make cookies for friends and neighbors, so I thought it would be good to have a recipes notebook.  There's a little spot to add a picture (perfect size for an Instax photo!) and plenty of room to write out ingredients and instructions.  Of course I needed to use the gingerbread boy & girl from the Diecuts Craft Kit!

My last notebook has an insert to keep track of my Christmas Card list.  I make and send about 100 cards a year, so this is important to keep up to date! 
Just a peek inside my notebooks... each of the covers have little pockets for me to keep extra items such as receipts or loose notes.  The covers were created using a Silhouette files (here) that I altered to fit the size of my inserts.

And what planner would be complete with out some little clip bookmarks??  I created these by super gluing a few of the Sugarplums Sprinkles Shapes to some Doodlebug Mini Clothespins.  They're perfect for keeping my place!  And they're too cute!

Now for the fun part!  I'd love to share the printables I created with you!  Even more fun, is the colors perfectly match the Sugarplums collection so you can create your own fauxdori notebook!  You can download the printables for free here.  I hope you enjoy them!  That's it for me today, thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Paper Issues: October Card Challenge

Hi Everyone... have you checked out the latest card challenge over at Paper Issues??  Corri created an awesome sketch for this month's challenge...take a peek...

and here's my take...

I tilted the sketch  to the left and used the tree shape in place of the doily.  All of the papers and stickers are from Doodlebug Design's Fall Friend's Collection. I love that little fox!  How would you like to be entered to win a $10 GC to the Paper Issues Store?  Create a card based on this sketch, and post it in the October Challenges album in the Paper Issues Friend's and Fans Facebook Group and you'll be entered!  See the original post here for details.  Need some new scrappy goodies?  Head over to the Paper Issues Store and use Code KATHYS to receive 20% off you're entire order!

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

Monday, October 5, 2015

Lori Whitlock: Give Thanks Card

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a fun Thanksgiving card I created using a couple of Lori Whitlock's  files...take a peek...

I love Lori's card bases because you can use them for any type of card... just change the papers and embellishments to suit your needs and you can use them for Birthday, Holidays, Get Well, you name it!  For this card, I used the 5 x 7 Shutter Card (here in Silhouette Store), then added the Thanksgiving Turkey (here in the Silhouette Store).  The papers are from Doodlebug Design's Fall Friends collection... I LOVE the fun fall colors!  It came together quickly and I love how it turned out!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Paper Issues: October Off the Page Challenge...Halloween!

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm on the Paper Issues Blog with October's Off the Page Challenge.  Of course it had to be something Halloween related!  Take a peek...
 I made a fun Halloween themed subway art frame and a pumpkin to decorate for the season!  I used this file from the Silhouette Store and some Doodlebug Design October 31st for the Subway Art.  I also embellished the frame with some strips of the new Skinny Washi and buttons, also from Doodlebug.  The Pumpkin was created using a Lori Whitlock cut file in the Silhouette Store (here) and orange Doodlebug papers from a few different collections.  Now for you... make something Halloween-themed... it can be home décor, costume related, goodies for the kiddos at school, pumpkin themed, candy boxes, Halloween Party favors...We'd love to see it all!  Add it to the October Challenges Album on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook page under this picture to be entered to win!  Need some Halloween goodies to work with??  Check out the Paper Issues Store here... there are tons of fun items!  Use Code KATHYS and you can get 20% off your whole order!
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!