Thursday, September 27, 2012

Doodlebug Christmas Cards- North Pole Collection

Doodlebug's new collection "North Pole" is just the most darling Christmas collection I can think of!
Not only does it include fun colors like bright red "ladybug" and their signature "limeade," but they put a great twist on things and added grey!  Super trendy and I think absolutely adorable!

They've included a new version of their "Christmas" Doodle Twine this year, it's a little more white, with red and green twisted in.  They also have a new sticker sheet with frames and cute characters inside.  I chose to mix and match the frames and characters for a fun look.

The "Create-A-Cards" make card making a snap.
Aaaaand......drumroll please :)
New MINI Doodle-Pops stickers!
Oh how fun!
Here on my cards I used two mini snowflake Doodle-Pops, and added jewels on top from their new Christmas Jewels collection.

The buttons are Boutique Buttons in Ladybug and Limeade, and notice the new Christmas Mini Pearls!
I'm totally loving all the new Mini Pearls that are coming out with each new collection!

Check out more fun Christmas-ness on the Doodlebug Blog HERE.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Imaginisce Design Team Challenge- "Boo" Card

Imaginisce likes to do a "Design Team Challenge" every year and throw us all for a loop :)
This year, our challenge was to create a layout or card that had these criteria:

  1. an irregular shape (no circles, squares, rectangles, etc)
  2. at least three different patterned papers
  3. uses the I-Top tool
  4. and has the color orange
So.... after looking through my collections I was relieved to pull out the "Monster Mash" collection!
The orange was covered.  The rest came together actually pretty fast and I had the card made a half hour after coming up with the concept.

I used the I-Top tool to pop up the little pumpkin by punching a second pumpkin out of the patterned paper and making an I-Top brad, and then placing it over the pumpkin that's on the paper.

The tombstone and grass were cut using the Cricut "Happy Hauntings" cartridge.

And then the ghost is a cardstock sticker popping out from inside, and the bat is attached to a pin and is adhered to the back. The bat and the "Boo" are both canvas stickers.

Thanks for looking!  And see more of the designers take on this challenge on the Imaginisce Blog HERE.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pebbles "How To Tuesday" Gift Card Holders

Yesterday on the Pebbles Blog these two cards were featured for
"How To Tuesday"

I love making tutorials and teaching techniques, and I've created a full step-by-step
photo tutorial on how to make these cute gift card holders that you can see HERE.

I used the Sunnyside and Hip, Hip, Hooray collections for these cards, as well as cardstock from American Crafts, ribbon by Stampin' Up!, and the Sunnyside stamp set.

Thanks for visiting!  And be sure to check out the full tutorial.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bella Blvd Design Team Announcement!

Yep!  I'm a Bella Artista.
Woot woot!!! :)

I've been waiting for the Bella Blvd Design Team call for a while now.  I've been in love with Bella's products for a couple of years and have been following their blog and buying up all their new lines (seriously- I own every one- and all their washi tape and embellishments)- and I knew that this year I wanted to apply for their design team and thought I'd apply to be an Altered Projects or Scrapbooking "Artista"- but then the coolest thing happened- they opened up a new "Fabric Artista" position this year!

How often do you get THAT opportunity??

So all my Bella Blvd collections stayed put away while I searched the globe for Bella fabrics, and applied for the Fabric position- and now I get to SEW all YEAR!!!  I'm so excited.

So if you're new to my blog- I love to scrapbook and make cards and home decor projects, and I design for  several paper companies, but I also love to sew.  My mom taught me to sew probably in Kindergarten, and earlier this year I got to do a little work for Doodlebug Design for Riley Blake Fabrics, and had so much fun I thought it would be fun to sew a lot more often.  I'm excited to show Bella Blvd's fabric lines to the world, and give my Bernina machine a good workout. You'll see one fabric project from me for Bella Blvd each month.

See the official announcement today on the Bella Blvd blog HERE.

I can't wait go get started!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pebbles layout, Doodlebug banner, and Imaginisce tags! Whew!

I'm BACK!!!! YAY!!!!
I've been working with blogger for a week trying to figure out why I can't post new posts.
It's all fixed.  Hallelujah!

So... you've missed three new projects and we've got some catching up to do.

First up:  My first official Pebbles Design Team project!

"You Are My Sunshine"
 I had my first official DT Intro on the Pebbles Blog.   This is the layout I made for the occasion :)
You can see the post and learn more about me HERE.
 I used the Sunnyside collection for this layout.  The 3D flowers were cut using my Silhouette Cameo and files from Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette online store.
 I stitched the loop-de-loops on my sewing machine, and added lots of dimension using American Crafts foam dots.  These are by far the best dimensional foam adhesive I've ever used.  And you know I love foam dots!

Next up:
Occasionally I do design work for my local scrapbook store, Heartland Paper Company (Bountiful, Utah).
They asked me to create something cute but simple using Doodlebug's new Haunted Manor collection.
Yes- I was very excited to be asked to use Doodlebug :)

So I made this banner for them, and then Lori asked me if we could put it on the Doodlebug Blog, too.
Why- of course you can! ;)

"Spooky" Halloween Banner

 The letters and frames were cut using the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.
 You can see it on the Doodlebug Blog HERE.

And finally:
Imaginisce is showing off their great stamps this week on the Imaginisce Blog, so I used the Christmas Cheer stamps and made some cute little Christmas gift tags.  You can see them HERE.

I stamped the images with Staz-On Jet Black ink, and then watercolored the images using an Aqua Painter and Stampin' Up!'s water-based inks.  Then I cut them out and adhered them with dimensional foam adhesive and embellished them more with Imaginisce's Rhinestuds Hot Rocks and the I-Rock tool.

Hope that makes up for the time I've been gone.

I missed you all, too!  And you're nice comments.
Hopefully blogger is nice to me from now on. :)

Thanks for visiting!

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