Friday, July 18, 2014

May Arts + Simple Stories + Xyron = A Match Made in Heaven

Hello and welcome to the blog hop with the May Arts Ribbonistas!

We swapped with Xyron and Simple Stories for a super fun trio! 

Simple Stories let us choose a collection kit so I chose the Story of Us. I loved the black white and gold and thought some pink and tiffany blue ribbon would soften it up! 

There are actually 4 kinds of May Arts Ribbon on this card. I got this close up so that you could see the shimmer ribbon on the left. It's beautiful! Of course the chevron is a favorite of mine and the silk ribbon is brand new! 

The scalloped tab was an afterthought and I am so glad I slipped it behind the ribbon! 

This wired ribbon is super fun, but to be honest - I had NO idea how to adhere it! So I grabbed my Xyron/Teresa Collins Stapler and stapled it down. Totally cheating. Love it! 

Now check out what my DT mates have created! 





Make sure to go to the May Arts Ribbon blog to see how you can WIN prize packs that include:
1. A Good Day Sunshine kit from Simple Stories
2. A 2.5" Create a Sticker from Xyron
3. A spool of ribbon your choice!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Patriotic Parade 4th of July Banner

HAPPY 4th of July!!!!

I made this 4th of July banner for the girls' bedroom door. Emmaline "helped" cut most of the pieces out on my die cutting machine and she loves this banner! She is very proud of it being on her door. 

These star brads are SOOOO cute!! I love love love them. What a perfect accent to the middle of the pinwheel! I am going to try layered pinwheels soon! The doodle-pop pinwheels were the start of my inspiration for this project. 

 Ahhh - doodle-pops... how I love thee. Emmaline loves airplanes right now and points them out every chance she gets. She insisted that this airplane went on the banner. I was thinking about it and wavering and I am so glad she was insistent as it's so darling! I added that gorgeous star jewel for a little bling. :)

Do you ever start to design, hesitate, and question yourself whether or not something is "too much"? I spent WAY too much time staring at this. These are two stickers layered on top of each other. I am SO glad I did it! I think it's kind of fabulous. When in doubt - remember that they are only stickers and they might as well be used! :) I added a little Fancy Frill to the top as well. :)

Oh look! Another DARLING doodle-pop!

All of the letters on my banner came from the icons for Patriotic Parade. They were probably "designed" for a title of a scrapbook page, but I love them on a banner! The oversized letters are perfect for just that. :) 

A little extra bling was needed... enter fabby sequins

Did anyone spy the doilies from the valentine's day collection: sweetheart?!? Why yes, they do match. :)

doodlebug: patriotic parade all stars (4304)
doodlebug: patriotic parade red, white and blue (4300)
doodlebug: patriotic parade proud plaid (4302)
doodlebug: patriotic parade air mail doodle-pops (3690
doodlebug: patriotic parade fire cracker mini doodle-pops (3692)
doodlebug: patriotic parade icons (4312)
doodlebug: patriotic parade fancy frills (4313)
doodlebug: patriotic parade star jewels red white and blue (3671)
doodlebug: patriotic parade star brads (3676)
doodlebug: ladybug doilies (4066)
doodlebug: sequins in lily white (4265)

xyron high tack adhesive dots
we r memory keepers crop a dile + eyelets
my creative time: 3 star stitched dies
may arts ribbon: 3/8" grosgrain in navy


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Written in the Raindrops: Doodlebug Vellum Love

Hellooooo and good morning! Court from Court's Crafts here with some vellum love inspiration for you!!

I got my inspiration for this card here. It is where the idea for heart shaped clouds came from. 

I needed some more thank you cards and couldn't find a spot for the sentiment that I liked. I gave up on it for the night and slept on it and then remembered the cute cloud with the rainbow drops that I had been wanting to use from the Springtime line. Then Teensy Type came to mind and I thought - why not put the sentiment in the raindrops! I got super excited! :) 

This may be one of my favorite cards that I have made recently! TIP: I cut the vellum and sugar coated cardstock hearts twice - one out of white cardstock and the other from the sugar coated cardstock and vellum. That way they would be thick and I could put foam dimensional tape behind them to pop them off without it showing through the vellum. The white dot vellum is adhered behind the clouds. :)

Of course that little bird has been on my mind to use. Isn't he/she just the cutest!?! 

The background just needed a little something so I thought - more vellum!!! I cut a white cloud with my die cutting machine, added a stitching row to anchor the card and voila!  

doodlebug: sprinkles vellum: lily white (4253)
doodlebug: sprinkles vellum: swimming pool (4250)
doodlebug: sprinkles vellum: limeade (4249)
doodlebug: sprinkles vellum: bumblebee (4248)
doodlebug: sprinkles vellum: tangerine (4247)
doodlebug: sugar coated cardstock: swimming pool (1545)
doodlebug: sugar coated cardstock: limeade (1544)
doodlebug: sugar coated cardstock: bumblebee (1543)
doodlebug: sugar coated cardstock: tangerine (1542)
doodlebug: teensy type: ladybug (3428)
doodlebug: teensy type: tangerine (3429)
doodlebug: teensy type: bumblebee (3430)
doodlebug: teensy type: limeade (3431)
doodlebug: teensy type: swimming pool (3432)
doodlebug: teensy type: blue jean (3433)
doodlebug: teensy type: lilac (3434)
doodlebug: teensy type: bubblegum (3427)
doodlebug: icons: springtime (4188)

My Creative Time: Stitched Heart Layering Dies


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Top Dog Dies Guest Designer + giveaway opportunity!

Hello!!! I am SO excited to share a project and a sneak peek of a project that I have made for Top Dog Dies! I am guest designing over there so check it out and ENTER TO WIN $50 of exclusive dies from Top Dog Dies! :) 

Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions. Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

Okay, first up is my sneak peak of my project and mini tutorial on an Instagram™ banner that I have over there. It's kind of darling. Check it out. :)

Next up I was given these darling dies.. and when I mean darling - I mean tiny and darling. I introduce you to Photo Props Dies.

I needed a fun and funny Father's Day card for my daddy and this was perfect.

Daring - right?!? And how cute are the chevron buttons by Imaginisce?!? love them. These came from their travel line called Perfect Vacation.

The detailing on this little bow!!! So cute. And these stamps are a sneak peek from July's release by Pink and Main.

All papers in both projects are from Imaginisce and I really hope you pop over and see my banner as it's really fun and Emmaline shows it to EVERYONE who walks into her room!



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Doodlebug Blog Vellum Love!

I'm up on the Doodlebug blog today with one of my favorite cards I have made recently! Go check it out! :) 


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Imaginisce - Memorial Day Theme

*This was up on the Imaginisce blog a little while ago but I didn't want to post it as my friend hadn't gotten her cards yet! Silly mail! :)

I know - I know… This doesn’t appear like a Memorial Day inspired set of cards - but it is! 

My best friend Kourtni (yes, my best friend and I share the same name) is a doctor in the Air Force and is a single mom. She is about to be deployed again but this time she cannot take her kids with her. In the spirit of Operation Write Home, I made these two cards for her to send home to her kids (boy;4 and a girl; 2). I’ll be sending them in a care package for her.

The Little Princess line isn’t just for little girls - it makes darling boys cards too! :) Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with your patterned papers.

I loved this little pop of pink for both hearts in the love you bubbles.

I am loving the card stock neutrals from American Crafts. I used them for all the solid colors - and those mists - so fun!

I hope you enjoyed my post for today and please remember that some of these soldiers have kids at home and the next time you participate in Operation Write Home, think about what they would want to receive. :)

Supply List:
Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (Little Princess)
Studio Calico: Mister Huey’s (Hey Diddle Diddle and Opaque White)

American Crafts: Cardstock Neutrals

Other Supplies:
Xyron adhesives
Silhouette Cameo 
Giraffe Cut File
Love You Cut File (came with the Silhouette Cameo)


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Doodlebug Sprinkles Love: Sequin Rattle Embellishments

Around here it's babies babies babies and I am loving it but it has me constantly reaching for baby cards! I needed a few more in my stash and since we just found out my cousin is having a BOY then I made this one for her. :)

So... every time I saw someone fill a shaker with sequins I thought they were CRAZY for the amount of product they used (I am a sequin hoarder... I have issues)... let me say - it doesn't even dent the amount of sequins in those bottles. Do it. It's darling.

Just to show you how thick it is: I cut the rattle 8 times and chose to cut acetate for both the front and the back so you could see through it. See that little black dot? That's actually a little piece of glitter! haha. sneaky sneaky little thing. I used my Xyron 9" Creative Station to put the pieces through to make the process faster.

Did you know that Doodlebug has stickers that say, "it's a boy" and "it's a girl"? Doodlebug. makes. life. easy. :) They come in black and white as well.

I was going to cut the handles out of a different color but instead I just chose sequins of a different color. So fun! It gave them some extra sparkle and weight. I used my Xyron Teresa Collins Liquid Adhesive to attach the sequins.

Here are the little gems (pun intended) all finished. I added two of the fancy frills that were part of these collections to the left side and sewed around the border. Then I just used the sentiment stickers to finish them off! I kept them simple to show off the rattles and what fun they are in person! 

Aren't these papers from snips and snails - and - sugar and spice so darling.?.

Thanks for reading and I cannot wait to see what you do with your Doodlebug sequins!!!