Monday, April 14, 2014

Hip Hop Hooray!

Hip Hop Hooray is right!!!! This collection is fabulous from little boys to big boys and there are some great girl patterned papers too!!! Did you check out the yellow stars?!? love. And the turquoise polka dots? Match those two up with a nice bright pink and - yummy! 

The first card I made just to have on hand. Doesn't he look like a certain character from a certain movie? (I am not sure about copyright so I don't want to put the names in here!) I could have made him green like the character but this orange dot paper was too cute to pass up! 

I made the stripes on the pants from washi tape - so fun. I cut a piece about an inch long and then cut it in thirds. I didn't cut it evenly and usually that would bother me but in this case I LOVED the wonkiness! 

Did you see that I glittered his little feet with sugar coating? :) Even boy cards need a little sparkle sometimes.

Sprinkles... let's talk about doodlebug sprinkles for a minute (enamel dots)... usually my beef with embellishments that come like this is the adhesive... doodlebug has NAILED it! THEY STICK AND STAY!!! Seriously - pick some up at the store and compare them to anything else you have in your stash. They will blow them away. Don't stick them down until you mean it... because they mean business. :) LOVE that! 

Lastly, let's chat about doodlebug card stock. Did you know they made regular 12x12 card stock? And it comes in a huge variety of colors! I used three colors from the primary assortment. love love love. 

recipe for first card:

Second card - this one was for my brother in law. He works at a hedge fund in finance and so the tie on the monster made me think of him! Is that good or bad!?! haha. He's super cute actually and so super sweet... and single... so if you are reading this and under 35 then please send me an application to date my brother ;) 

I popped up every other strand of the mini garland to give it some dimension. These mini garlands are so fun! I am so thrilled that they came out with every collection in the winter 2014 collection! Check them out if you haven't already!

recipe for second card:


Friday, April 11, 2014

Hip Hop Hooray!!!

It's a Courtney day up on the Doodlebug blog today!!! 

I made a monster... and he is adorable...

and he has sparkle shoes...


Monday, April 7, 2014

Lawn Fawn and May Arts Ribbon Hop!

Hello and welcome to the May Arts Ribbon and Lawn Fawn Hop!!! 

I saw this stamp set and had to have it! This is on the way to my best friend who is stationed in Nebraska in the Air Force. What a super fun stamp set that is SO versatile for anyone in your life! Being location based somehow makes a home made card feel extra special and personal.

I used the Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad for all the papers on this card. It was so bright and happy! 

May Arts Ribbon:

Lawn Fawn:

Now, make sure to hop on over to both May Arts Ribbon and Lawn Fawn to leave comments as there are prizes to be won!!! Whole spools of ribbon AND Lawn Fawn goodies! There will be 3 winners so make sure to leave comments on both manufacturer blogs all week! Of course we LOVE it when you leave us comments on our personal blogs too!

Here is the line-up for the week: 






Friday, April 4, 2014

Baby Girl Onesie Shaped Card

I am UP on the Imaginisce blog today!!! Go over and leave me some love if you feel like it! :) I would appreciate it! :) 

What a sweet collection this is! From polka dots to hearts to chevron patters, this collection has a patterns for everyone let alone giraffes and elephants too!

After having a baby girl recently I am in need of a few thank you cards! Imaginisce My Baby Collection to the rescue! I whipped this one up and it is already on its way to a person who knitted Charlotte a baby blanket! 

I thought the baby overall onesie was too cute of a shaped cared to pass up. It was simple to put together and that chevron paper - darling! 

There is baby collection inspiration all this week! :) Make sure to check out Monday - Thursday’s posts as well on the Imaginisce Blog!

Supply List:
Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (My Baby)
Imaginisce: Buttons (My Baby)

American Crafts: Cardstock Neutrals



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Autism Awareness Hop with the May Arts Ribbonistas!

Hello and welcome to the Ribbonista Autism Awareness Hop!!! 

You should have gotten here from Charlene's blog

This is near and dear to my little heart as my friend June has two twin girls who are autistic. I am honored to be a part of this hop to honor the girls!

Here is the line-up for our hop! 

Valerie Gee

May Arts Ribbon:

Partners in Craft:
Imaginisce: My Baby Collection (papers)
Xyron: Teresa Collins Stapler
Xyron: Tape Runner in permanent adhesive
Xyron: 9" Creative Station

Other Supplies:
My Creative Time: Once Upon a Time Stamp Set
American Crafts: Studio Calico: Mr. Huey's Mists: Hey Diddle Diddle

Next up is the uber talented DeeDee!!! Make sure you hop through all the ladies as there are 3 spools of blue ribbon up for grabs!!!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bunny Mask

So I am super bummed that I have been on bedrest during the time for these projects because I am SOOO not done with this line! This is a fun kids' project or something fun to put in their Easter baskets! 

It's cute and fun and DID YOU SEE THOSE KITES in the springtime line!?! ugh. love.

So apparently getting a 19 month old to model a mask is.... nearly impossible. I even tried bribery - something I am generally opposed to. I used raisins which are like her candy!

So I tried taking one of myself but a: I resized it to fit Emmaline and b: I am not nearly as cute.

So I took one of my unsuspecting newborn! Surprise! She didn't even need bribing! Introducing 2 week old Charlotte Rose - making her Doodlebug debut!

Thanks for checking out my little bunny mask! Have a beautiful day!

I am linking this up to the current Silhouette challenge: spring or spring colors.

doodlebug: springtime "colorful kites"
doodlebug: springtime "bitty butterflies"
doodlebug: bumblebee chevron sugar coated cardstock

other supplies:
May Arts elastic ribbon
foam dimensional adhesive
Silhouette cut file: Mask Rabbit


Friday, March 14, 2014

St. Patrick's Day with Imaginisce

Hello! I admit that I don't send a lot of St. Patty's Day cards which is embarrassing since I am mostly Irish. But I do enjoy sending them to smaller humans as I think they get a real kick out of getting something cute and quirky in the mail. :) 

This little worm was super fun. I hid the face that was originally in the die cut and replaced it with a stamp so I could add a little more character. St. Patrick's Day is all about the sparkle for me so I added some glitter pretty much wherever I wanted to accent. 

Now break out your Imaginisce patterned papers, find the greens, golds, and oranges and make a card for someone random - just to make them smile. :) 

Supply List:
Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (Welcome Spring)
Imaginisce: Bling (My Baby)