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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock November Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It's time for Lori Whitlock's November Blog Hop and I'm excited to be joining the entire creative team to share some fun projects with you!  My blog is the first stop on the hop, so be sure to hop back over to Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie!

I made a set of Christmas ornaments for my project this time.  I found these plastic ornaments at Michael's.  They open and have a clear piece of circular acrylic in the center for a photo or embellishment.  
I cut out two 3" circles from silver glitter paper, adhered them to the front and back of the acrylic center of the ornament, and then added Lori's beautiful Nativity circle to each side.   I wanted to be sure the design is shown on both sides when the ornament spins around.

All three designs come in a bundle, or are sold separately in Lori's shop here.

Be sure to visit Lori's blog for her sale, a free file, and a chance to win a gift certificate!

Your next stop on the hop is Kathy's wonderful site!

Traci Penrod .. you are here
KATHY SKOU .. your next stop 
Anita MulCahey
Michelle Zerull

Sweet Treat party with Doodlebug

Welcome back everyone!  It's Traci, and I'm excited to share a few ideas I have for a Sweet Treat Exchange party.  Think cookie exchange, but with any kind of sweet treat!

First, every party needs an invitation.  For mine, I used gingham and linen pattern papers for the base, and then created a print & cut using Doodlebug's Jar of Hearts design with my silhouette machine.  The font is by Lori Whitlock and is called LW cutie pie

Next, I created some cupcake wrappers and toppers.  I punched out scallop circles from Milk & Cookies pattern paper, layered them white card stock circles and icon stickers, and attached them to Doodlebug pixie sticks.  I cut the cupcake wrapper out with another Silhouette design.
For my little signs, I used the Cutie pie font to print the words, cut the card stock to 2.5" x 4" and embellished each one with icon stickers and a few doodlepops.  Each sign is matted with merry berries pattern paper.
Finally, my little banner is just 4x4 and 4x6 cards from the Milk and Cookies and Cream and Sugar collections.  I matted them with card stock, punched holes in the corners, and added ladybug chunky twine.

Thank you for letting me share a few party ideas with you today!  I hope you have fun partying it up with the entire Doodlebug team over the next few weeks!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thankful Mini Album with Doodlebug

Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing an 8x8 mini called "A Season of Gratitude".  

I used two Doodlebug fall-themed paper collections for this album, Fall Friends and Flea Market.  

The little critters from the Fall Friends collection are SO cute!  Look at their little sweaters!

The jar paper is one of my favorite sheets in Flea Market! and I couldn't create my albums without Odds & Ends and Doodlepops.  

Now I just need to get my family together for a fun fall photo shoot so I have pictures to put in my album! That will be the toughest part of this project :)  Thanks for letting me share my album with you today! 

Until next time ... happy crafting!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Merry Mini with Simple Stories

Happy Thursday everyone!  It's Traci, back to share a new Simple Stories Sn@p album with you.  I love these 4x6 albums ... they are the perfect size for a fun and easy project or a unique gift for that person that has everything!

For this Christmas mini I used the Oh What Fun Simple Set.

I love the colors in this collection ... and that reindeer sticker cracks me up! 

I love the 2x2 pocket page for sweet little pictures of my granddaughter! 

See how easy?  A few cute photos, a couple sheets of paper and stickers (Simple Sets are perfect for this), and a 4x6 Sn@p album!  I'm doing these for gifts this year ... after all, who doesn't love pictures? 

Visit our online shop today to check out lots of great albums that will make wonderful gifts!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Washi Tape Challenge with Doodlebug Designs

Hi there!  It's Traci and I'm back to share my Washi Tape project with you!  I found these 8x8 frames on sale at my local craft store so I decided to create a few holiday decor pieces, and a gift for a friend. 
The frames came with double white mats.  I covered the larger outside mat, and left the one inside white.  I started with a corner, positioning the orange "Happy Halloween" tape first.  Then I added the rest of the tape by stretching it across the frame cut-out from one side to the other, trimming it, and folding it under each side.  I could have saved some tape by not going across the opening, but this helped me line everything up perfectly.

Here's the finished Halloween frame in my family room.  This was a super easy way to add a little pop of color to the plain space on my shelves.
I also made one for Christmas ... 

 ... and one for a friend.  She can take out the center piece and add a cute picture of her new puppy!
I hope you are enjoying this week's washi tape projects over on the Doodlebug blog!  Stop back by every day for new ideas on how to use this fun product.
Booville Washi Tape
Booville 4x4 card
Milk & Cookies Washi Tape
Here Comes Santa Die Cuts
Puppy Love Washi Tape
Puppy Love 6x6 Paper

Monday, October 9, 2017

Christmas Album Kit with Doodlebug Milk and Cookies

Hi everyone!  Traci here, back to share my latest album with you.  I  know I say this every time Doodlebug comes out with a new collection, but seriously ... this might be the cutest one ever!  Well, at least since Booville last month ... ha!

I had fun adding the Create A Card set throughout this album.  I used one of the cards and lots of cute Odds and Ends die cuts for the page shown above.  Flip the card up and a few pictures can be tucked inside (see below).

This brick pattern is one of my favorites.  I think I need to stock up on this sheet to use in future projects!
When I saw the 2x2 squares on the 12x12 flannel jammies sheet, I knew it would make a cute accent page in the album.  I cut out the squares and tucked them into a 2x2 pocket page.  I plan to add little pictures behind the squares that can be revealed like an advent calendar over the years.

This cute page from the 6x6 paper pad works as a darling flip up element to reveal another card from the card set...

This album is available as a DIY kit (or premade album) 
in my Artsy Albums shop.  
You can get details by visiting my 
online Etsy store at

Thanks so much for stopping by!!