Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ahoy Matey

I'm back with another layout I created for the Paper Issues Spring Crop.  This challenge was to use multiples of 4 in your design, so I used 4 photos.  Take a peek...

These pictures were from last fall, we took a few friends out on the boat to fish off of Martha's Vineyard.  The water was perfect and we even caught something!  I used Bella Blvd.'s Secrets of the Sea Boy Collection, it fit the pictures perfectly!

I can't wait until the weather is good enough to go out again!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Craft Room Tour

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today and I'll be kicking off a couple of weeks of Creative Space and Organizing Ideas from the Doodlebug Design Team!  I will admit, as soon as I heard we would be doing craft space tours, I set to madly cleaning, purging and reorganizing my craft room.  This is the best it has ever looked!  I have tons of pictures and a short video at the end... so let's take a peek... 

About 5 years ago, I decided to convert the Guest Room/ Toy Room to a Scrap room.  My daughter was older, so we really didn't need a room full of Calico Critters and Barbies anymore. This was the result!

I found this giant 4-seater desk, which is perfect for storage and for when I have friends over.  Just a note to let you know the top is NEVER this clear.  Usually I'm lucky if I can see any of the white of the desk.  Even my husband walked in and said, "WOW!"

I have a small desk where I keep my Cameo, my sewing machine and laptop.

My bulletin board mostly holds DT calendars and some color charts, with a few fun items mixed in.

Under my desk is a my "not so secret" stash of homeless layouts.  As you can see there are quite a few in need of albums.  Some day I will get to this project, but for now, my layouts are safe in plastic storage.

I live in a small cape, so my craft room also doubles as our guest room.  We bought a comfy pull out couch for this purpose.  As you can see, my fluffy kitty finds it very cozy.  I also store my Raskog cart with my Big Shot and Die storage over here.  On the walls, I've added some of my favorite Doodlebug layouts in shadowbox frames.

Many times I print the wrong size photos for my layouts.  I hate to throw away pictures, so I purchased this shutter to hold the "rejects."

No craft room would be truly complete without a way to binge on my favorite shows. (currently catching up on Dexter, This is Us and Santa Clarita Diet... as I impatiently wait for Game of Thrones)

I store my paper in XL Zipped bags.  This basket holds last year's Doodlebug Collections.  It makes it easier to just grab that perfect paper.

I have this set of drawers I purchased at Ikea.  They hold extra adhesive, my markers, some card bases... all those items without another home.  The crate on top holds all of my Doodlebug Alphas, Petite Prints and Sugar Coated Cardstock.   The unicorn is named Hank.  He hangs here so that my little kitty won't eat him.

Next up is my printer cart.  I won this fabulous wide format printer a couple of years ago in a Facebook contest.  Underneath are bins with paper, cardstock, photo papers, print cartridges, my Instax Printer and Selphy.

Over the cart, I have my Doodlebug Collectors Pins!  I will definitely be adding to this display!

My shelves are really the "work horse" of my craft room.

 On top of the shelves, I've put some of my favorite projects.

I have some file holders that house all of my Silhouette media.... chipboard, vinyl, heat transfer, magnet, and kits for glass etching etc.

Beneath those folders, I have my cardstock, alpha stickers and some sketch books and magazines.

I have a lot of different storage, including these drawers which hold my Doodlebug Sequins and Glitter.

I have one whole drawer dedicated to my Doodle Pops.  I love Doodle Pops.  I hoard Doodle Pops.

I have an entire basket dedicated to my Doodlebug Washi  Tape!

And a former CD holder is the perfect size for my Doodlebug Doily collection!

I have a few of these canvas holders which are perfect for smaller items.  I have one I have filled with all of my Doodlebug Sprinkles.  I keep the similar types together with binder rings.

The canvas storage are also perfect for stamp and wafer die storage.

I store my paper collections in giant zip bags then in these cubes I found at Target.  The cubes are organized by manufacturer... this one is ALL DOODLEBUG!

I keep one file holder on my desk to hold the most current collections.  This keeps them handy for my projects in progress...

And now for a dose of reality.... I do use the space under the desk for "storage."  I keep my crop bags here, a bin of older projects and the box is home to my new Cameo 3 that I have not had a moment to play with and use....  Oh and Rosie, she likes it here too.

Here is a quick video tour, it is my first video ever that isn't a cat video for Instagram.... I hope you enjoy!

That's it for me today!  Make sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog over the next couple of weeks to get more Craft Room and Organization inspiration from the whole team!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fifty and Fabulous Card

Hi Everyone!  I have a cute card I created for a friend's birthday that I wanted to share.  It's a big year for some of us, but that doesn't mean we aren't fabulous, right??  Take a peek:

I created the card using my Silhouette and Lori Whitlock's Awesome Font.  The balloon pop up die is from Queen and Company, as are the Shaker Shapes,  and all papers are from Doodlebug Designs Sugar Shoppe collection.  I hope it makes turning the big 5-0 a little sweeter!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Collectible Pin Display

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a project for Doodlebug Design ... showcasing the Doodlebug Collectible Pins!  I will admit, I have ALL THE DOODLEBUG PINS!!!!  They are just so cute I couldn't resist!  The problem for me was that they were sitting on my craft table just waiting for me to do something with them, so this project was perfect for me!  I'm, not really a collector, (other than craft supplies lol) so I headed over to Pinterest to look for pin display ideas.  I came upon this foam core board frame display idea here, and decided to give it a try!  Take a peek...

These were actually pretty easy to assemble.  I started by cutting frame shapes out using my Silhouette.  Next I traced each frame shape twice onto foam core board, and cut them out using an exacto knife.

Next, for each frame, I cut a piece of plastic canvas mesh (the kind you use for embroidery) to be just larger than the opening of the frame.

To assemble the frame, I glued the plastic mesh between the two foam core frames.  Using my Silhouette I cut the frame shapes from some Gingham Linen Petite Prints papers to cover the front of each frame.  I added some flowers from the Spring Things Odds & Ends and some older Doodlebug Ribbon I had in my stash to hang each frame.  Here are some close-ups of each frame...

And here they are hanging on the wall of my craft room!

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Coffee Love

Hi Everyone!  I'm back again today with another layout I created for the Spring Crop over at Paper Issues.  This particular challenge was the Saturday Selfie Challenge... 

My day does not begin until I've had my coffee... and at the Crop on the Cape, this means our morning trip to Dunkin' Donuts!  So I took a couple of selfies with my XL Coffee, and printed them on an Instax printer.  The papers and embellishments are from Doodlebug Designs Cream & Sugar Collection.

I just love the Coffee Bean Shaped Sprinkles... they have cute little faces, and the coffee clips are too cute!
More of the Shaped Sprinkles with the to go cup, again smiling like the coffee beans... just adorable.

Be sure to check out all of the great challenges over in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook Group, they are great for sparking that creative mojo!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

All You Need is Love & a Cat

Hi Everyone!  It's been a while but I actually scrapped just for fun this weekend!  I spent a fun filled few days with some great friends at the Crop on the Cape, and actually got some stuff done!  I tend to chat more than scrap at these events lol.  Anyway, here is the first of the layouts I scrapped ...

This weekend was also the Spring Crop at Paper Issues.  They had a ton of challenges, and I created this layout for their Lucky in Love Challenge to scrap about someone/something you love.  Of course being a crazy cat lady, I scrapped my sweet boy Jax.  I used the new Meow from My Mind's Eye... It is such an adorable collection!

The cute little card from the Journal Card Pack was perfect for my title, and the die cuts and puffy stickers are too adorable!  I have a few more layouts I will try to blog later in the week, but If you're looking for some scrappy inspiration, check out the challenges over at Paper Issues, there's a little something for everyone!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock: March Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!   It's time for the March 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 Box Card Easter Truck (here in the Silhouette Store) !  I fell in love with this cute little card as soon as I saw it!  

I used some Gingham Linen Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design for this card, the colors are perfect!

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code MAR2017 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!

That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Courtney Lee.  Have a great day! 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Can't Adult Today

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have a perfect Monday Card... Take a peek...

I feel this on so many levels!!! This is one of Lori Whitlock's  new Center Box Cards, the Can't Adult Center Box Card (available here in the Silhouette Store) They are very easy to assemble, you can see her video tutorial here. I put it together using some papers from Echo Park's Celebrate Spring and Celebrate Easter Collections. I think it would brighten anyone's morning!

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