Monday, September 18, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Halloween Twist Pop Card

Hi Everyone!  Today I have one of Lori Whitlock's fun new Twist Pop Cards.  I had a fun time putting together the Twist Pop Card - Boo (available here in the Silhouette Store,)  take a peek:

How cute is the little ghost, and I just love the "surprise" pop when you open the card...

I used papers and the new Eye Candy Shaped Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design's new Booville Collection.   I can't wait to send this to my girl at college!  For help on assembling Lori's Twist Pop Cards, be sure to check out her video tutorial here.  You can see all of Lori's Twist Pop Cards here in her shop.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock: Black Cat Treat Boxes

Hi Everyone! Today I have some adorable treat boxes, purr-fect for Halloween! I totally embrace my inner Crazy Cat Lady, so these Cat Favor Boxes were right up my alley...take a peek...

I of course had to make them black cats!  The papers are from Doodlebug Design's Gingham Linen Petite Prints, Hat's Off and Ghouls & Goodies Collections.  These boxes go together really quickly!  For an assembly tutorial see my post on Lori Whitlock's Blog here.  

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lori Whitlock: September Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!   It's time for the September 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 Shadowbox Card Scene Fox Card (available here in the Silhouette Store)  Take a peek:  

How cute is this card?  The little characters are print and cut and the papers are from Lori's A Perfect Autumn Collection for Echo Park Paper.  It even folds flat to fit in an A2 Envelope!

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code SEP2017 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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

Doodlebug Design: All About Me Challenge

Hi Everyone! I'm on the Doodlebug Design Blog today with my take on the All About Me Challenge.  I will admit, this challenge was... well a challenge!  I had tons of ideas, but none seemed quite right.  Finally, I was looking on Pinterest and saw some baby milestone chalkboards and thought that it would be fun to use this type of layout for my project!  Take a peek...

I started with some Gingham Linen Petite Prints in Lily White and Beetle to make my "chalkboard"  I added my name and some flowers for decoration.  The flowers are from the Flea Market Flower Cluster Cut file available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop here, and the Silhouette Store here.  I moved them around and cut out the centers, then added some sprinkles to make them look more like they were drawn. 

I drew the frame using the sketch pen feature in my Silhouette.  I then labelled all of the sections using various Doodlebug Alphas.  I don't love my handwriting, but since this was about me, I decided the details should  be written in my hand!

The little pictures were created in Photoshop then printed and cut.

In addition to the pictures I thought it would be fun to add some Doodlebug Shaped Sprinkles and Mini Icon Stickers as well.  I will admit, it took me a long time to complete this, but I'm pretty happy with the results!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #12

Hi Everyone!  Every once in a while I find some time to do a "just because" project and yesterday was one of those day!  My friend came over to craft and we decided to each create a card to play along with the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge,  Challenge #12 which was to create a scene.  This is what I came up with: 


I used the new Shadow Box Die,  the Jump for Joy Stamp set and the Simple Puffy Cloud dies to create this fun fall scene.  I cut the front "hill" of the Shadow Box Die from acetate to make it look like the cute little hedgehog was flying through the air to jump in the leaves.  Here's a view from above.  I just love the dimension the Shadow Box Card Die allows you to create!

The banner was made using the Bannertastic Stamps and dies and the sentiment is from the Sweater Weather stamp set.  My main card box is made from Doodlebug Design's Gingham Linen Petite Prints in Maple and other papers are from the Lawn Fawn's Sweater Weather, Perfectly Plaid Chill, and Watercolor Wishes 6x6 pads.  This really was a fun card to put together!  As an aside it was also the first time I used my Tim Holtz/Tonic Stamp Platform.  I can honestly say this tool has made me love stamping again.  It is awesome!   That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Doodlebug Design Cut Files: Baby Name Frames

Hi Everyone! Today I have a fun project I made using Doodlebug Design Cut files!  We've had a bit of a baby boom in our family recently... 3 new babies since May!  I wanted to send something special along to my new little cousins, and I put together a name frame for each of them.

For the girls frames, I used papers from the Sugar and Spice Collection and some Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  The cut files are from the Spring Things Cut file collection.  The files I used are the Ladybug SVG (here in the Silhouette Store), the Flower Cluster SVG (here in the Silhouette Store) and the Butterfly SVG (here in the Silhouette Store).  The font I used for all of the names is Lori Whitlock's Bubble Letter Font.

Here are some close-ups of the Spring Things Cut files.

For the little boy's frame, I used papers from the At the Zoo Collection and some Gingham Linen Petite Prints.  The cut files are also from the At the Zoo Collection.  I used the Koala Bear SVG (here in the Silhouette Store), the Penguin SVG (here in the Silhouette Store and the Lion SVG (here in the Silhouette Store.   

Here are some close-ups of these cut files...

I'm excited to send these along to my new little cousins!!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Doodlebug Fabric + Doodlebug Cut Files = Fun!

Hi Everyone!  Today I have my Off the Page project for Doodlebug Design.  The Doodlebug Design Team members were challenged to create a project ... anything but a traditional scrapbook page.  I've been hoarding Doodlebug Design Fabric for quite some time, and I thought that the Off the Page Challenge would be the perfect chance to break into my stash!  I made this pillow for my daughter's dorm room using some fabrics from the Under the Sea Collection, some Santa Express Stripe Green Fabric and the Cactus - Fun in the Sun Cut File available here in the Silhouette Store and here in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.  Take a peek....

I will say, I was nervous to cut fabric with my Silhouette, I had never done it before, but it really wasn't difficult.  There is just a little prep work involved to get the fabric ready for cutting. First, you want to add your fabric pieces in a plastic bag, and soak with fabric stiffener.  I used Terial Magic. Make sure the fabric is soaked through.

Let your fabric hang dry for about 15-20 minutes.  It won't be completely dry.

Take the damp pieces of fabric and iron between 2 silicone craft sheets or parchment paper. ( this is to protect your iron and your ironing board cover)  the heat will dry the fabric and make it stiff like a piece of paper.

Your fabric is now ready to be cut.  In my case, I did one extra step.  I added Silhouette fabric stabilizer.  This was so that I could iron the fabric pieces on to my pillow case.  You do not need to do this if you just wish to sew the fabric.  I cut a piece of the stabilizer slightly smaller than my fabric piece, ironed it on then trimmed the excess fabric.  My fabric is now ready to be cut.

If using a Silhouette, you want to use a fabric blade for cutting.  

Start by peeling the paper backing from the stabilizer off of the fabric.

Add the fabric to your cutting mat and feed into your Silhouette.  Add your design to the Silhouette Design Studio, size as desired.  Change your settings to Fabric - thin like cotton, and set your blade as recommended.  (I set mine to 4)  then send to cut.

Just like any design, peel away the extra and you have your design!  I did this for all of the Cactus pieces.

Once all my pieces were cut, I ironed them on to the front panel of my pillow case.  You want to start with the bottom most layer, then add the top next layers as you go along.  (I made my own envelope pillow case using the tutorial here, but you can also purchase them pre-made.)

My pillowcase was ready to be stitched together at this point, but first I added some stitching around the different applique pieces to make them a bit more sturdy, better for a dorm room!  

I then finished stitching the envelope pillowcase together and added a pillow form!

My daughter was thrilled and is excited to add this to her dorm room  decor!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!