Thursday, December 19, 2019

Winter Wonderland Mini Album Kit

Are you loving the new Winter Wonderland collection from Doodlebug?  Me too!!  I've had so much fun playing with all of this cuteness ... in fact, I was creating my newest mini album kit when a few girl friends were over to scrapbook with me.  I kept smiling and giggling every time a page was done and they said "Hey, you're having way too much fun over there!" Ha ha!  No such thing as too much fun with Doodlebug!
For this cute little mini I used an album by Prima, and a combination of 12x12 and 6x6 papers from the collection.  I also threw in some petite prints and some white card stock.
I love the hint of glitter on the icon stickers ... aren't those little mittens with the twine cute?!
I can just see adorable pictures of kids all bundled up for the snow on these pages!  Making a snowman, skiing, sled rides, snow ball fights, winter cabin pics ... how cute!

I can't decide which little characters in this line I like the most ... they are ALL so cute!  Mr. Yeti and Mr. Moose might be tied for 1st!
Does anyone LOVE that plaid as much as I do?? 💗

So if you or your friends find you are smiling and giggling excessively while creating with Winter Wonderland, don't be alarmed.  It's going to happen!  Have fun, and visit my shop to purchase the DIY kit for this album.  

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Mystery Box Supply Sale

While Supplies Last!

Over $150 of product in a BOX!

Products are from:
Doodlebug • Simple Stories • Echo Park • Bella Blvd • Carta Bella • & More

Boxes are each slightly different but all will include:
100 sheets of 12" x 12" papers 
3 - 12” x 12” sticker sheets
2 - chipboard stickers
1 Designer stamp OR Echo Park Designer Die
1 6x6 paper pad
2 ephemera die cuts
Other miscellaneous embellishments
Great Variety!!!
Products have a variety of styles and colors. Some papers have 3+ papers from the same collection so they will coordinate. Themes vary but can include Travel, Summer, Fall, Christmas, Home, Family, Halloween, Baby, Easter, Faith and general everyday.

Final Sale. Items in boxes can not be exchanged or switched out for other products.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

30% OFF SALE on Christmas Album Kits!

Happy Sunday!
My weekend sale has been extended through Monday! Just a reminder, I'm giving 30% OFF my Christmas album kits in the shop! Yep, ya heard me ... 30%! That's pretty awesome considering Christmas is only 2 weeks away and I know everyone probably still has some shopping to do. But I got you! If you order soon I can still get it shipped out to you by the holiday. However, there are limited supplies left, so don't wait!

This is one of 2 really cute Christmas albums I have on sale. Both are available as DIY kits or preassembled. Perfect for all of those holiday moments you're about to share. Buy one now and you'll be all set after the holidays when things quiet down and you have fresh new photos you're dying to do something with.

With nutcrackers, presents, gingerbread and reindeer all packed inside, it's sooo fun! It even has Santa driving my teenage dream car ... a powder blue, vintage, suuuuper cute Volkswagen bug with presents piled up on top! Yep ... I'd be ok with Santa bringing me that for Christmas ... pleeease!

Christmas Album #2 on Sale!

Next up is this little cutie that's 30% off too! Yessss, girl.

Just imagine how cute this would be as a gift for a teacher, a hostess, a friend or your neighbor. You'd be deemed the most awesome gift giver!

Or buy this album kit as an activity to do with your little ones or ... "grand" little ones. It's nice to get off the computer/tv and spend a little time together doing a fun activity. And afterwards you have a beautiful keepsake to set out each Christmas!

Santa and Mrs Claus (who's looking pretty cute in her headband & little red dress) of course, have to make an appearance. But there's also lots of sweet treats and colorful polka dots covering the fun flip-up pages and pull-out photo mats. My instructions are super easy to follow if you choose the DIY kit or simply add your own to my preassembled albums and your good to go! 

One more Christmas Idea! 

What a great keepsake for you and your best friend's photos! Save all those fun memories in this "Besties for the Resties" album or give it as a wonderful gift this Christmas. It would make a thoughtful present for your teen also. She could fill it with high school memories to look through for years to come. 
I always create my albums with only acid-free, photo-safe supplies so they will stand the test of time. This album was created with places to journal and list favorite memories. Photos can easily tuck under embellishments.

There are lots of fun sayings. My favorite, "Admit it ... Life would be so boring without me". Haha, soooo true! 😉

Hope to see you at my shop!

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Snow Happy Together Album

Hey Everyone!
There's a super cute NEW album in my shop and look how sweet it is! This adorable Winter Wonderland album is great for all those special photos from your last ski trip or vacation at the cabin. Or, what about those fun moments of the little ones playing in the snow, making snow angels or building a snowman? Helloooo, perfect album ... right here!

It's available as a DIY kit or preassembled, so you can take it on a scrappin' retreat or give it as a gift. Either way ... that adorable reindeer is killin' me with the little purple scarf! You can tell by the look on his face that he knows he's cute, lol!

This album has lots of fun little flip-up pages and pockets with photo mats that you can pull out to view. Love the interactive part of this album. There's tons of cute phrases like, "Snow Happy Together", "Snuggle Weather", "Snow Cozy" & "Yeti for Winter?". Yeti for winter .... hahaha! And how precious is that polar bear with the sneaky side grin? "Snow" precious!

This would make a great gift for grandparents and in-laws filled with pictures of the littles. They'll love this way more than a sweater! And, this present will last a lifetime ... unlike that sweater which will be pilly in 6 months. This sweet little album measures approximately 6x8 but has space for at least 55 photos. That is A LOT of cuteness!  

It's filled with fun little images of snowmen, reindeer, a sweet little moose and ... let's not forget the Yeti! (Which kinda looks like my niece's boyfriend ... just sayin'.)

So, whether you buy it for a gift or keep it for your own treasured photos, hop over to Artsy Albums and see more pictures of this fun little album. This one's pretty special!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday Tutorial and Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock

Welcome back crafty friends!  Today is Lori Whitlock's December Blog Hop and 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!

For my project today I created some awesome twist pop cards.  
I have a video for you because they are so much more fun if you can see them in action :)

These are Lori's Twist-Pop cards.  They are easy to make ... and here's a link to the tutorial so you can see where to add adhesive etc. (twist-pop card tutorial)

You can get this cute cutting file (links below) today on SALE! Once you've checked out all of the awesome hop designs, head back over to Lori's site for her sale, give-away, and freebie!

Blog Hop Order:
Kathy Skou -- Next Stop

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Christmas Magic Waterfall Album

I love opening up the cover of an album or book, and seeing pretty, colorful paper.  And if it's Doodlebug paper, well then even better! I guess that's why I love waterfall albums so much.  Earlier this week, I posted a tutorial for making an album like this here, so when it came to my Christmas Magic project, I was eager to create another one!

See what I mean?  Aren't all those colorful patterns pretty?  I know ... I'm such a paper nerd :) 
I used odds & ends, chit chat, icon stickers, and sprinkles to embellish the back of each flap.  I plan to add photos to the fronts, but you could also add a gift card to some of the pages for a fun Christmas gift!
I also used some stickers from the This & That sheet.  I always love the little words and phrases.
Although I used 12x12 pattern paper for the inside and outside covers, I used sheets from the 6x6 paper pad for each of the waterfall patterns.  I think the smaller patterns are perfect for these 4x4 spaces.

  I hope I've inspired you to play with paper today!

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Throw-back Thursday for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I decided to do a throw-back Thursday project today since, well ... I’m cooking turkey and don't have a chance to make a new Thanksgiving project :). But hey, this one is super cute thanks to a 2015 Doodlebug release called Fall Friends!

First of all ... can we all just agree that this little turkey is adorable?!

I love Mr. Turkey so much he got to be on the first page too!  

What would Thanksgiving be without Pilgrims?  The Doodlebug pilgrim people are almost as cute as Mr. Turkey! 

Well I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  Visit my new shop this weekend ... I'll have some things on sale for Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday! Oh, and look, I found a few pieces of this darling collection still available at my fave online supply store ... 

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday Tutorial: Silhouette Sketch Pen Card

'Tis almost the season for sending out Christmas cards, and if you're like me, the task can often be so time-consuming that I lose sight of the meaning for sending them out in the first place.  With that in mind, I remembered that I made this card for a blog post over at Lori Whitlock Designs a few years back.  I wanted to revisit the tutorial and share it with all of you because it's going to make creating my cards a lot more fun this year.

I used my Silhouette machine and some sketch pens to create the front of my card. The sketch pen technique involves cutting a shape from inside an offset that's been drawn with the pens.
First I started with Lori's adorable Christmas Tree Pop Up Card.
I ungrouped everything and moved everything off to the side except the front panel with the tree.

Next, I ungrouped this one shape so that I could move the tree over to the left side of the shape.

Once I moved the tree over to the left, I had space to put a sentiment. Using Lori's Dot Sketch Font, I typed in the sentiment that I wanted to use and centered everything the way I wanted it to look once it was sketched.

In addition to the sentiment, I also wanted an offset drawn around the tree cut out. To do this, I highlighted the tree, and opened the offset window. I clicked offset and set it to .05 distance.

For the next step, I moved the inside tree shape, and the outer card shape, off to the side. These portions will be cut out, so I didn't want them to get sketched when I insert my pen.

Next, I loaded white paper into my silhouette cameo machine and removed the blade. I replaced the blade with a red Silhouette sketch pen and locked it in place. Then I made sure my cut settings were set to Silhouette Sketch Pens, and I clicked "Cut".

Here is an important step! Once the sketch pen was finished drawing my lines, I didn't remove or unload my paper. The reason for this is because I want it to line up perfectly again when I go to cut the inside shape out of my tree. So I left the paper loaded exactly as it was when it was finished, and went back to my software.

I highlighted everything that I had just sketched, and clicked on the Cut Style window. I chose "No Cut" so that when I replaced my red pen with a blade, everything I just sketched didn't get cut out.

Next I moved my card shape (which IS highlighted to cut) and the inner part of my tree (which IS highlighted to cut) back in place. I made sure that I replaced my red pen with my cutting blade, adjusted the cut setting to card stock, and hit the cut button again to tell my machine to cut out just those areas around my sketch.

For the inside of my card, I repeated the steps above to create a personalized "sketched" message inside the card before I cut it out.
One last tip -- I used a large needle to help thread my twine through the holes in the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today for my "Tuesday Tutorial"!  If you plan to make your Christmas cards this year, I hope you have fun and enjoy the process :)

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