Sunday, September 14, 2014

Doodlebug - NEW product! Ghouls and Goodies!

Boo everyone! Did I scare you?! Okay, good. I don't really like scaring people anyway. :) 

I made a little doodlebug halloween card for you! I am NOT into the spooky halloween stuff at all. I LOVE cutesy halloween. love it. doodlebug's halloween lines are always SO up my ally!!! 

I was inspired by my cousin's quilt square for this card. She made a "wonky log cabin" quilt and I was enchanted with the idea of lines not matching up... as someone who always likes things "square", this was not only a foreign concept to me, but something I needed to do for my creative side.

To do this, I actually cut a 4x4" piece of cardstock into 4 pieces - 2x2" squares... so I couldn't line them up... because like I said, I have issues... ;) Then I did the 2x2 squares individually. You can see that I couldn't even cut the papers with a lot of slope. This totally felt avant-garde to me! haha. 

I also REALLY wanted to highlight the washi tape. There are 4 washi tapes that came out with this collection and I wanted ALL of them on my card! haha. The halloween chevron, "Trick or Treat", spooky stars, and dandy candy are all washi tapes! 

I wanted to show you how cute the new "chippers" look on a card! I put them on both sets of my cards this month. I hope you like them! They are so much fun! 

Helloooooooooo mini paper clips!!! These. Are. Darling. Pick them up. The colors - yum. 

I also wanted to use the fancy frills. I am terrible about using them on cards which is silly because they have a fabulous die cut edge. So I wanted to get a few of those on my card too. Now I am addicted. :) 



Friday, September 12, 2014

My Craft Spot Guest Design Spot

HELLOOOOOO out there!!!! I am guest designing for My Craft Spot stamps today!  

My Craft Spot

I am writing you from Sweden and I just saw my first moose!!!!!!! Here we are. I know, you are SO glad I showed you these. :) 

We have all had a crazy summer, but before I left for Europe with two small children for a month (yes, I am crazy. They are 6 months and just 2.... we are surviving so far!) - I made this card for you using the CLOCK TIME stamp set.

Things I love about this stamp set:
1. The Sentiments.
They. Are. Awesome. I LOVE how My Craft Spot actually took into account sentiments that you would actually SEND to someone - not just things that are funny or would look cute with die cuts - but things that you want to say to people or will help them during different times of life. This card has an intended recipient that I cannot wait to give it to! 

2. The Clocks.
There is a clock for every kind of person. Old fashioned, roman numerals, etc etc. 
3. The parts of the clocks are off and there are different arms for different uses and styles. Love it. 

As you can see, I cut this little alarm clock and just forwent the cutting of the clock face in lieu of the stamp. I actually used 4 of the stamps on this little card! 

I added some stickles for sparkle including the center of the clock. 

I used some Imaginisce papers from the Welcome Spring line to cheer it up and the raffia is actually upcycled! We got a lovely gift from friends for Emmaline's 2nd birthday party and this was part of the wrapping. :)

Thank you SO much for having me guest design with these fabulous stamps! I had a great time and the quality is fantastic. If you were wondering how you can use this stamp set then I hope I have provided a little inspiration for you and you will pick it up post-haste! :) 



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Apple Shaped Card

Hi Imaginisce lovers!!! I'm here with a fall themed card project for you. Who doesn’t need thank you cards? I send a bunch out at once and then I am aways out it seems!

I downloaded this super simple apple card cut file and went to work! 

The twine was an afterthought so I pulled back the bottom stem of the apple afterwards and added it. Don’t be afraid to close one eye and pull the other side up slowly while you fix your mistake - praying the whole time that you don’t ruin your project. :) That’s what I do! :)

The sentiment is actually a sticker and I popped the apple. I liked the dimension of the whole thing. 

Thanks for hanging out with me! I hope you have a red delicious day!

Supply List:
Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (Perfect Vacation, Welcome Spring)
American Crafts: Cardstock Neutrals


Friday, August 29, 2014

Pink & Main? Super fun new stamps.

Hej hej from Sweden! I had the SUPER fun opportunity to guest design for Pink and Main stamp company! You have seen their July release a bunch from me already on different projects, but these are two that I made JUST for them.

The first one I did I wanted to play with some mixed media on my cards and I had this translucent embossing paste just waiting to be played with! The stars and diamonds on BLING were perfect! Mix with a star stencil and wammo! Super fun project.

I added some stamps and the sentiment from NOTED to complete my project. 

I colored the little heart in red for fun and used my Imaginisce papers and buttons to highlight everything. I added glitter to part of it for fun and emphasis and really just had a ball making this card! :) 

The second card I made was for my father in law's 60th birthday (obviously). He is just done with chemo and we are so thankful to spend each day that we get with him! The MONSTER TRUCKS set was a perfect length and boldness in a sentiment to emphasize what I needed to say. :) Yes, on a set called Monster Trucks... :) 

I popped the background and used good old scotch tape to tape down my Imaginisce papers in whatever shape I cut them in. It was super easy. 

Okay, check out some of my other posts to see the sneaky ways I snuck in Pink and Main stamps and enjoy! Check out their August release too while you are at it! :)

Have a beautiful day!

Pink and Main Stamp Sets:


Monday, August 11, 2014

Doodlebug Chevron Monogram Door Hangers

Hey hey! So.... we were "assigned" (as if it's a chore!!! ;)) sugar coated chevron card stock to play with this time! I have had these cut files at the ready for a little while now and couldn't wait to put something on the girls' room door to identify it as both of theirs. I love ampersands so I had to get one of those in there too. :) Courtney from Court's Crafts here with a little door decor! 

Hans (my husband) hasn't really let me put stuff on the girls' door. He is totally non committal and wont let me do it! He has vetoed almost everything... and then I made these. :)

My girls' names are Emmaline and Charlotte and I am totally enamored with everything "sisterly" as I was an only child. I wanted to make their monograms equal and opposite and since doodlebug makes everything in their "classic colors", I was able to do just that! 

Of course I needed a little gold thrown in there. It's so *hot* right now. :) 

And if you look closely - behind the gold - is tone on tone white chevron card stock

I love butterflies and their room is very "nature" themed and I thought that the spinkles vellum would look cute on top of the chevron so I double cut the butterflies and adhered them at the thorax. 

Lastly, I added three pearls for accent at the bottom right of the letters. 

Here it is on their door! 

I had to get a picture so that you can see just how sparkly the sugar-coated card stock is. I know that when I see glittered card stock I am sometimes not too impressed with the amount of glitter on the card stock. I like it to SHINE! And no surprise here - doodlebug card stock does just that! Check. Out. That. Glitter!

Thank you so much for checking out my sugar-coated-chevron project! Make sure to check out how you can WIN SOME! :)

This is Court's Crafts signing out! Have a beautiful day!





Friday, August 8, 2014

May Arts New Release Ribbon Blog Hop

Court from Court’s Crafts here! I received this awesome silk ribbon! It’s so soft and .. well.. silky! :) It’s quite flat - there is virtually no thickness which is awesome for cards!

For my first card I used loops to emphasize my sentiment and distract from the busy background. 

My second card was actually where my inspiration came from. I wanted to weave the silk ribbon. As the ribbon is a 1” width, I wove it on a 4” x 4” piece of card stock. Then I had to find a way to get the sentiment on the background without covering up the weaving. I achieved this by using the loopy method. :) 

My last project is a quick tag. I wanted to tie a bow with this gorgeous ribbon and the way the folds worked on the top of the tag - ugh. lovely. I have always said that May Arts Ribbon is the BEST for tying bows and this ribbon is no different. Luscious. 

Here is the line- up for the week!!!! 






May Arts Ribbon Used:

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

Make sure to check out the May Arts Blog! There are THREE prizes up for grabs!!! THREE spools of May Arts Ribbon! Check it out HERE!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pencil Holder From Imaginisce

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous summer! Mine is FLYING by! I am up on the Imaginisce blog today to give you some pencil no.2 inspiration! 
Pencils are always on the school supply list and while pencil tins are darling, wouldn’t this be fun to look in a cubby or locker at? School colors can be used to add some extra umph, but Emmaline loves pink, blue, purple, and stars so this is right up her ally! 

Imaginisce’s Little Princess line is perfect for many more things than scrapbooking! I have really enjoyed putting the light blue and light green polka dotted paper on boys’ cards - but I digress… I LOVE the star paper in this collection - so fun! It’s one of those things that I would wall paper with.. no seriously… Okay, okay. I may have “star” issues.
I used a cut file by Jamie Lane Designs for this and it originally came with apples as well as stars to decorate the pencils as a teacher’s gift. Dual usage? Yes, please. I grabbed some new May Arts Ribbon that is a string of gold stars and used two glue dots to add them to the back of the pencils. I thought it gave them a little extra depth. 
I added a little velvet ribbon to one of the pencils because I have bow issues - I love them. 
The project is incredibly sturdy and has great depth while not taking up a large foot print.
I hope this inspires you to go create something fun for your kids’ going back to school! :)

Supply List:

American Crafts: Cardstock White