Friday, July 24, 2015

CardMaker Birthday


Happy Friday everyone.  I am so thrilled to be back guest designing for my favorite magazine and blog, CardMaker.  I love browsing on Pinterest and probably spend way too much time doing it.  I fell in love with this color palette and knew that they would match the plaid paper which I had just bought from My Favorite Things. 
I used some wonderful inks from My Favorite Things which match the papers beautifully and finished off my card with some sparkly Stickles.

 Project Materials:  Stampin' Up and Gina K. Cardstock, My Favorite Things Plaid Patterns, My Favorite ThingsPierced Circle Stax Die, Doodlebug Doodlepops and Jewel, Stickles, My Favorite Things Ink Banana Split, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry, Grapesicle, My Favorite Things Piece of Cake Stamp Set  
Hugs,


Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Twinery Blog Hop


Hey Everyone:
It's my birthday today and what a great day to have a hop featuring one of my favorite colors of twine from The Twinery, Caribbean solid and Caribbean.  You can get your's at The Twinery store.  There will also be a prize which you can read about on The Twinery blog at the start of the hop.  Be sure to hop all the way through for a chance to win.  


The Hop List:
Jeanne Jachna - http://akeptlife.blogspot.com/
DoBea Alberts - http://www.plumpoppystudio.com/blog/  < - - - You should have come here from DoBea's awesome blog 

Jennifer Cuthbertson - http://www.jencuthbertson.blogspot.com/  < - - - You are going here next to see what loveliness Jennifer has created

Tobi Crawford - http://tobicrawford.blogspot.ca/
Stacey Schafer - http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/
Denise Hahn - http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
Melyssa Connolly - http://www.fantastink.blogspot.com/

Hugs,

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Crown Card

My son is getting married in October and his fiances shower is this weekend and we are having a princess theme.  They are going to Disney for the first week on their honeymoon and she loves everything related to Disney Princesses.  When I saw Samantha Walker's new cut file in the Digi Playground Store I knew that I had to get it to make a quick card to go along with one of her gifts.  Here is a link directly to the cut file.

I absolutely love that you can get the SVG files in color which makes the layers so much easier to see.  I took the crown and ungrouped the layers as I wanted the top part popped up and glittery to give it some sparkle.
Once I had them separated I moved it around on my mat to conserve paper.  This card worked up so quickly and other than the glitter paper I chose to leave it unadorned.  I think she will love it.
Hugs,

Friday, July 10, 2015

Dad Happy Birthday TV Gift Box

My Father-in-law's birthday is Monday and we usually give him a gift card to a restaurant or a book store.  They love to eat out so it's a perfect gift for them.  I always feels a tiny bit bad just putting it into a card.  I saw this cute file by the amazing Jamie Cripps and knew that it would be perfect for his gift card.  The top opens so I will be able to pop a gift card right in there.  I think he will get a kick out of it.  You can see this and a lot of other wonderful cut files in the Digiplayground Store.
I added the word Dad although there are several different cut files available in the store and one does have the Dad word in a beautiful script.

3D Retro TV Box

See you around and hope you are having a great summer.
Hugs,



Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Breeze Home Deco


When I saw the new release Summer Breeze twine, I was so excited because it matches the colors in my daughter's room really well.  For the second time in the last four years she has had severe water damage in her room.  To be twenty and have such disruption in your home and your bedroom when you are trying to go to school and work has been unsettling.  I bought these cardboard C letter at Joann's.  They are a bargain as I paid .80.  I used two sided sticky tape to cover the letter on the front, most of the sides and some of the back.  I then sat in front of the TV and wound my twine around my letter.  The curves take a little bit of patience but the finished project is well worth the effort.
I made some felt flowers with My Favorite Things metal dies and a matching bow and finished it off with some matching bling.  This is a lovely, relatively easy project and you could mix and match The Twinery colors as they all coordinate.

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Hugs,

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy Fourth of July Lighthouse


One of my most favorite holidays is the fourth of July. I made this little light house gift holder which is sitting on my desk right now making me a very happy lady.
The lighthouse has three separate parts which is kind of cool.  This is the top.  I used Light House Favor Box cut file from Silhouette by Sweet Afton #80203 for this adorable treat holder.
Here is the bottom of the box which would hold some M&M's or other small candy nicely.
Here is the top of the box which is decorated with a ships wheel.  I used Doodlebug's Patriotic Parade and just love this collection.
This is my last post as a CardMaker Blog DT member and I will miss posting on a regular basis.  I'll still be around and can't wait to see what the new team creates.
Project Materials:  Doodlebug Patriotic Parade, Silhouette Light House Favor Box #80203 by Sweet Afton.
Hugs,






Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer Fun

Happy Saturday everyone.  I hope that your summer is off to a great start as we are getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July in the US.  I wanted to create a layout that would allow me to use the new Beach Bundle 1 by the ever so talented Jennifer Rush.

Here is the layout that I created.  I used October Afternoon's Treasure Map for my layout.  The first thing that I did was put the beach ball pattern on my mat.  I love that Digiplayground gives colored files which make it so much easier to plan out your project.
Here is the original file on my mat.  I ungrouped it and took away the brown circle.  I then regrouped the white base, beach ball stripes and the center piece and re sized them until they were the size that I wanted.  I wanted my beach ball to fill a large portion of my mat.
Once I resized it, I ungrouped it and put the circle where I wanted it on my mat.
I like to move the pieces back where they belong after I have done significant re sizing.  Once I was sure it was how I wanted it I moved the pieces to the side and started cutting.
Here are some of the fun pieces of this kit which look so sweet on my layout.  This umbrella is so cute.
Here are an adorable pair of flip flops.
I just love these sunglasses.  
I love how this came out and all the cut files are so easy to work with, totally able to be re sized and come out beautifully.
Beach Bundle 1
Be sure to check out the store for the current summer sale including this wonderful cut file.
Digiplayground.com SVG digital cutting files on sale 15-30% off
Hugs,