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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Lori Whitlock | Wooden Flower Crate Box Card

I have a peek of one of the new files added to the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop this week!  Check out this fun Box Card Wooden Flower Crate File (SVG, Silhouette).  Its so bright and cheery and reminds me of our local farmer's market!

I pieced this card together using some Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.  This card is a great all-purpose cards, and is certain to brighten someone's day!  Be sure to stop by the Lori Whitlock blog to see all of the new files being released this week!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Dino-Mite! Stamped Card

I don't know exactly what it is about the little dinosaurs in the Dino-Mite! Stamp Set that makes me so happy, but every time I see them I have to smile!  I really couldn't choose which dinosaurs to use for my card, so I figured, why not use them all???  Take a peek...

I embossed the stamped images before coloring... I think it makes the colors pop a bit more.  I created a little scene, lots of layers with foam tape in between to give it more dimension.  The cloud paper in the background is from the Simply Spring 6x6 Pad and the trees, grass and hill were made with paper from the Dot Stripe Petite Prints 6x6 pad. I thought this would make a cute birthday or congratulations card for a little person (or even a big person!) 

Have you used any of the Doodlebug Stamp Sets?  Make sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram so we can see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

dino-mite! doodle stamps
dino-mite! doodle cuts
simply spring 6x6 paper pad
dot-stripe rainbow petite prints 6x6 paper pad

Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles
Lawn Fawn Outside-in Stitched Rectangles
Lawn Fawn Hammock and Trees

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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 Whitlock
Traci Penrod
Kathy Skou {You are here}
Anita Mulcahey
Michelle Zerull

Ashley Cook

I made two of Lori's newest files, the Pop Up Card Shell Mermaid (SVG, Silhouette) and the Box Shell Mermaid (SVG, Silhouette).

Wouldn't this make the cutest gift set??  I used papers from Echo Park Paper for both items.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code JUL2019 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 Anita!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Oh Boy! Stamps

When I make cards, I love making little scenes... this is even easier to do when you combine Doodlebug Stamps and Papers!  Take a peek...

The Simply Spring Oh Boy! Stamps and dies are so cute!  I loved the little boy on the swing and thought it would be cute to combine him with the clouds paper from the Simply Spring 6x6 pad and the grass paper from the Hoppy Easter 6x6 pad to make a summery scene.  I embossed the images to make them pop a bit more, and layered everything using a bit of foam tape to give it more dimension.    Such a fun way to brighten someone's day!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Simply Spring Oh Boy! Stamps
Simply Spring Oh Boy! Dies
Simply Spring 6x6 Pad
Hoppy Easter 6x6 Pad

Rectangular, Oval and Grass Border Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Copic Markers
Black Ink
Embossing Powder
Foam Tape
White Cardstock