Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Doodlebug Santa Express Christmas Holiday Layout

Hi there!  I have have a new layout up on Doodlebug's blog today.  :)  I can't begin to express my excitement at working with this year's Santa Express collection!  It is filled with so many beautiful patterns and darling images!  And can I just gush over how much I love the addition of the bubblegum pink and swimming pool?!

For my title I layered a circle over one of the darling new doilies and arranged my letter stickers using parchment paper (a trick I learned from the amazing Melinda Spinks).

To from a little border along the top of my page I used the reverse side of the tags from the Christmas Tags Craft Kit inspired by a wonderful Scrapbook Generation's sketch.  I love how these tags are double sided!

To decorate my little tag embellishment I punched out a 1-3/4" circle from the very merry paper.  A little stitching, star jewel, a snip of a border sticker and some washi tape and I was done with my simple tag.

To complete my visual triangle I have a third little grouping in the bottom right-hand corner of my layout using my favorite Doodlepop from the collection.  Isn't that sweet tree irresistible?!  To form my border along the bottom I used a strip of pistachio lace washi tape--I love how at a glance it looks like I die-cut a fancy border, but in a fraction of the time!

I hope I've inspired you a bit today!  I can't wait to see what you create with this fun collection!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

A Lawn Fawn Halloween After Dark Card Set

I don't know about you, but I ADORE all things Lawn Fawn so I was thrilled to find some time recently to play with a few of my favorite sets.  I made so many that I am going to break them into a couple different posts and I'm going to call today's cards "Lawn Fawn After Dark".

This first card was actually featured in Paper Crafts Magazine's Stamp It! Card Challenges almost a year ago.  I was just waiting for the right season to finally share it.  ;)  It uses their older Happy Haunting set along with some papers by Pebbles.

Up next is a card using Lawn Fawn's adorable Critters In Costume set.  To create my background I used distress ink, masking off the moon portion.  I then splattered it with water and when it was completely dry, I heat embossed the stars with white embossing powder.

My last card mixes a few sets including Trick or Treat, Heebie Jeebies, Happy Haunting (for my trees) and Home Sweet Home which I gave a completely new look to by coloring them in with black Copic makers.  To create my starry sky I added little dots of gold stickles glitter glue.

Creating night time scenes are super fun!  I hope I've inspired you to give it a try.  Thanks for hanging with me today.  :)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lori Whitlock's October Blog Hop with Halloween Layout

Welcome to Lori Whitlock's October blog hop!  You should be arriving here from Corri's blog or if you're just joining us you can start from the beginning at Lori's blog.  :)

Today's project uses some photos that are very near and dear to my heart.  My sweet neighbor passed away from ovarian cancer this past August and she loved Halloween so I wanted to create a layout that was a tribute to her and her love for the holiday.  I think she looks so beautiful in these photos!

You can read her story HERE and while you're at it, make sure to read up on the often missed signs of ovarian cancer HERE.  She lived every day to the fullest and I am so honored to have had her in my life, however short it may have been.

These little layered embellishments that I created with a few of Lori's newest cutting files are so much fun to work with.  I decided to offset the moon layer a bit to give my fence a moonlit glow and make it pop more against the black background.

To create my layout I used the following cut files available in Lori's shop:

This week you can get 30% off all her and Kolette Hall's amazing cutting files and fonts using the code "SPOOKY" through October 19, 2014.  :)

She is also offering 30% off all her darling digital kits over at Snap.Click.Supply. using the code "LWOCT14HOP", but you have to hurry.  The code is good for today only.  ;)

She also is giving everyone a free cutting file.  Head over to her blog to check it out.  :)

Make sure to check out all the inspiring projects at my fellow teammates blogs.  Your next stop in the hop is Traci's Blog.

Paper Team:
Digital Team:
Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Lori Whitlock Autumn Joy Pumpkin Patch Digital Layout

Hi y'all!  I'm just popping in to share a digital layout from a recent trip to the Pumpkin Patch using Lori Whitlock's recent Autumn Joy Papers & Elements over at Snap.Click.Supply.  I challenged myself to only use elements within the kit, which wasn't hard.  There are so many fun images and beautiful patterns!

I hope you all are enjoying a sunny Saturday and the remainder of your weekend!  :)

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pebbles Inc. Home+Made Sweater Weather Card Set

Hello there! Are you excited for the weekend?  I know I am!  :)

Today I have some fall themed cards to share which were featured on Pebbles blog a couple weeks ago HERE.

The challenge was "sweater weather" so with that in mind I started by creating this fun sweater vest gift card box using a variation of THIS Silhouette cutting file which I paired with Maggie Holmes adorable bow die.  The size of the bow was perfect and I love how it finished my project.

When the shallow box opens it reveals a spot to slip in a gift card.  I think this is the perfect way to present a gift card to a guy in your life who might be difficult to shop for.  ;)

Up next I have a card featuring what else?  Dog sweaters!  THIS cutting file I used was originally for dogs in Christmas sweaters, but with a little change in colors I was able to give it a more chic Parisian dog feel.  ;)

My last card started out as an argyle card because fall sweaters scream argyle to me, but as I got started it transformed into a different diamond pattern.  

Make sure to check out the tutorial on how I aligned this fun pattern at bottom of the post HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the last few nice days of Autumn.  ;)

Supplies:Home+Made Banner Dies 732638American Crafts Styleboard Dies 683445
Home+Made 6x6 Paper Pad 732644Home+Made Decorative Tape 732626Home+Made Cardstock Stickers 732611American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack 89380American Crafts Elements Gold Mini Brads 366333American Crafts Kraft A2 Cards & Envelopes 366022
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