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Monday, August 15, 2016

A Memory Card Game with Doodlebug Designs

Hi everyone!  I'm kicking off two weeks of fun "kid friendly" projects over on the Doodlebug Designs blog today.  The design team has been working on projects to do with your children or grandchildren.  I created a fun, memory card game.  
Do you remember playing "Concentration" as a kid?  It was one of my favorite card games, so I decided to make a memory card set and a cute 3x4 card box to hold the cards.  The box is a .svg cutting file designed by Lori Whitlock especially for this project, and can be purchased on her website here.  

I cut white card stock into 26, 3" x 4" cards and then I added the 2.75"x3.75" aqua dot (puppy love) paper to the front of the cards so that they all matched.

Now for the fun part!  I covered the back of the cards with different colorful papers from the Puppy Love, Kitten Smitten, and Fun in the Sun collections and then added stickers and die cuts.  I made two of each design so that there are 13 matching pairs.  Have your little ones help you with all of the stickers, and then teach them how to play!

The game:
Lay all of the cards out on a table, face down in rows to create a large rectangle.

The first player turns over 2 cards to see if they match.  If the two cards match, the player keeps the pair and takes another turn.  

If the cards do not match, the cards are turned back over in the same spot.  Everyone should try to remember the pictures on the cards, and where they are located.

Now it's the next player's turn and he or she turns over two cards to see if they match.  

Play continues like this until all pairs have been picked up.  The winner is the person with the most matching pairs.  

Have fun designing your cards!  With all of the wonderful Doodlebug stickers and die cuts, the possibilities for this project are endless!!

Sunday, August 14, 2016


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone!  Today I'm hanging out with Lori Whitlock's Creative Team for our August blog hop!  If you just stopped by, be sure to start the hop at Lori's site so that you don't miss any of the fun projects the team has to share with you!
I LOVE all of Lori's wonderful cards, and she has a whole new set of fun pop up cards.  Wouldn't a bride adore this?

Here's a close up of the embossed paper...

Don't miss all of the great goodies that Lori has for you today!

Your next stop is Kathy Skou! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lori Whitlock Sizzix Dies

I'm happy to be back over on Lori Whitlock's blog today to share a project using Lori's Sizzix dies.  For this one, I used her new Essential Mini Album Thinlits dies.  This set comes with 15 dies!  I also used her new Mix & Match flowers set and Perfect Labels set.

For the cover, "The Story" title is included in the mini album set.  I added it to a label that I cut from the Perfect Labels Thinlits set and then layered all of those pretty flowers with a cute brad. 

I love how Lori provided the base album page in this set, along with a layered piece for pattern paper.  The film strip frames are also included in the set ... so cute!!  All of the pieces were cut from paper designed by Lori for Echo Park called Pinstripes.
I hope this mini has inspired you to go check out these sets, and all of the other fun dies and stamps that Lori has designed for Sizzix!
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Doodlebug Color & Inspired By Challenge

Hi scrapbook friends!  I'm happy to be back over on the Doodlebug Designs blog today!  The design team is having fun with a color challenge this week, and we were also asked to choose a past project that has inspired us.

I picked Blue Jean for my color, and chose one of Melinda Spinks beautiful layouts as my inspiration piece.  This is my sweet girl, Maisy, when she was just 12 weeks old.
And here is Melinda's layout.  I love how she always uses embellishments in unique ways on her layouts!

For my layout, I used the new Puppy Love collection, and lots of adorable shape and dot sprinkles.

For my title, I used trio rubons.  They worked perfectly for following around my heart shape. 

So hop over to Doodlebug this week and check out all of the fun projects the design team has been creating!  Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Puppy Love Scrapbook Page Layout Kit with Doodlebug Designs

We introduced you to our Puppy Love mini album kit last week, and today we are sharing the coordinating 12x12 page kit.  Your sweet fur baby's photos will look precious on these adorable pages (paper and embellishments by Doodlebug Designs).

You will also love how easily our kits come together!  Since they are pre-designed and pre-cut, they are perfect for busy scrapbookers or taking to a crop or on vacation.  Let us help you save your memories quickly and easily!

This is a pre-cut do-it-yourself scrapbook kit that includes all of the materials to make six 12x12 dog-themed scrapbook pages. (Also available pre made) Complete 6 pages quickly and easily with this pre-cut kit ... full color instructions included.

Pre made:
If you order the pages pre-made -- they will be delivered complete, ready for your photos, and can easily slide into a 12x12 scrapbook album.

Do-It-Yourself Kit:
A DIY kit is fun and easy! All of the pieces are pre-cut and full-color instructions are included. You'll have your scrapbook completed in no time! All you'll need is adhesive! 

This 6-page 12x12 layout includes:
Pre-cut Papers (Pattern Paper by Doodlebug Designs)
Photos mats and background paper (Acid free card stock by Bazzill)

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Puppy Love Mini Album with Doodlebug Designs

Hi Artsy Albums friends!  I'm back to share a new mini album with you.  I have two dogs, a 12-pound toy poodle named Reeci, and a 6 pound maltese named Maisy.  When I saw the new Puppy Love collection from Doodlebug Designs, I couldn't wait to create a new mini for them with all of the adorable pieces. (Available as a DIY kit or premade album in our shop too)!

I combined 12x12 and 6x6 papers to create this little album.  How fun is that chunky twine?!  

This album is available as a DIY kit over in my Artsy Albums shop too.  
Until next time, Reeci and Maisy say "Happy Crafting"!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Owl Thank You Card with Sizzix Dies

Hi everyone!  I'm back to share another project using Lori Whitlock's Sizzix dies.  I created this cute thank you card using her Owl #5 Bigz die, and a sentiment stamp from the Fox & Owl Sentiments set.

To create the card, I cut the base from a piece of folded white card stock, making sure that the paper fold was placed just under the top cutting portion of the owl's ears.  Then, I cut each of the pieces out of pattern paper from Echo Park's Pinstripes collection (designed by Lori) and layered them on the front of my card.

For the sentiment, I cut a frame from the Fox & Owl Sentiment set and then stamped the cute thank you phrase.  This will be the perfect little card to tell a friend how much I appreciate her!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out all of Lori's awesome Sizzix dies here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Kitten Smitten Mini Album with Doodlebug Designs

Hi everyone,  I'm excited to be back over on the Doodlebug Design blog to share my Kitten Smitten mini album!

I absolutely LOVE the colors in this collection!  And the cute little die-cuts are purr-fect!!

Isn't that little fish clip cute?? For this album, I used 12x12 and 6x6 papers, odds & end die cuts, labels and tags, stickers, clips, and of course, chunky twine!

The album is also available as a DIY kit in my Artsy Albums shop! 

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