Monday, September 17, 2018

Tone on Tone Birthday Card

Hey guys, it's Jen here with a really simple card that you can recreate using any of our Just For Fun landscaping stamps (or really any stamp for that matter.) Today's  card is simple yet layered making it somewhat elegant with a touch of masculine. 


JFF has a ton of excellent landscaping stamps and this one is no exception. This stamp is called Great Heron Silhouette and was perfect for this design. 

I started by picking two neutral toned colors, in this case a Sage and a tan, making this card perfect for males and females. I then used an ink that was a few shades darker than the tan paper. Once I had the image stamped onto the front of the card I layered on a brown ribbon along with some stacked labels. I then finished the card by stamping a "Happy Birthday" sentiment, JFF has a number of excellent ones to choose from, and then adding some diamond gems from my stash. Of course I layered the entire card front onto some more sage green paper making this card quick, easy, and wonderful. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired to create something wonderful. 

~ DT Jen ~ 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Happy Camper Mini Album - Video Walk-thru

Today I have a super fun Camper Mini Album that I created over the summer using the Echo Park "Happy Camper" paper line. This album measures 7" x 6" and has 6 easy flip pages and lots of pockets and picture frames. 


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my project. If you are interested in learning how to make a mini album or perhaps even having me make a mini album for your special occasion then please make sure to reach out to me directly. 

~Happy Crafting!~

Monday, September 10, 2018

HB2U - Patriot Style

Today I am back with another KaDoodle Bug Design Team project and this one was created a while ago but since I am home with the new baby I wanted to save it and be able to post it now for you. 


This card uses the wonderful Sparkler Eagle cut file which is perfect for any patriotic card or perhaps even on it's own with another color combination. I created this particular card for my mom's birthday which is the 3rd of July so it ended up working out nice. 

I have also used this file for a calendar title and if you missed that post you can find it here

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee: KDB & Vinyl

Hey guys!! It's my day to design again for the Kadoodle Bugs Designs Team and today I have a fun little onsie that I wanted to share. If you follow along with me on Facebook or Instagram then you saw me post this wonderful creation. 

Image result for bringing home baby bumble bee onesie

Since I have been 7 months pregnant this pair fell right into my heart and has not left yet. I have been dying to make my own version of this set and then suddenly the timing was right, well halfway right. 


This shirt uses the "Little Buggies" file from Kadoodle Bug Designs and is made to pair perfectly with the Mommy shirt that I have in the works. In the meantime if you have not seen this design yet make sure to stop on over and check it out, it's a set full of wonderful critters. 

Here is a closer view of the bumblebee. 


I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thanks for stopping by. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Let It Snow...Elsewhere

Hi Guys! Thanks for stopping by today. If all went as planned I am home resting with our newest little man, however I of course wanted to keep the wonderful projects and inspiration coming to you so I have pre-planned some projects to keep you busy...you know just until I return. 

Today's project is one of my KaDoodle Bug Design Team member projects and is perfect for all of those snow birds that like to escape those NY winters. 


To start this card off I used my Cricut to write a lovely and super fun sentiment on the front. I then took that same piece of paper and ran it through my big shot using a snowflake embossing folder. Once the base was done I layered it onto red glitter paper and then placed a red glitter banner across the middle. 

Now moving onto the circle/focal. I used the Beach Santa file from KaDoodle Bug Designs which can be found here. Since this image had to fit onto the circle it was a little tough to work with, but I think I managed. Prior to putting the cut file down I took some brown and blue inks and sponged a background onto the circle. 

Thanks so much for checking out my project today.



Monday, September 3, 2018

Subtle Wedding Card - JFF Stamps

Today I wanted to show you a great way to get some excellent use out of your sentiment stamps and one of the best ways to do this is to create a card where the sentiment is the focal point. 


This beautiful sentiment is from Just For Fun and is called Special Couple. Since this is a wedding card I focused on very light, glittery colors and of course one of my favorite paper vellum, which I used behind the sentiment. I tried to heat emboss this but it was not coming out the way that I wanted so I settled on simply stamping it with some slate ink and letting that gorgeous font do all the work.  

The flowers came from a Martha Stewart collection and were perfect when paired with that white glitter ribbon. The "with love" embellishment was in my stash and came from a swap a while back. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and please make sure to come on over and play along with the JFF monthly challenge which is all about School. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

1st grade school layout

Today I have a layout to share that is actually from last year. Since I was a little behind on my scrapbooking (seriously though who isn't..lol...anyone?!!) I decided that this years album would be a good mix of last year's photos and this year's photos and so far I am doing pretty well with it. 

Anyway this layout uses a cute cut file from KaDoodle Bug Designs called Back To School Bears and paper from We R Memory Keepers.  


I found that paper pack at Tuesday Morning and just couldn't resist since it's filled with masculine colored geometric shapes...aka perfect for moms of little boys. I paired the pattern paper with some Cranberry paper, since it's a school themed layout I decided the primary color combination was the best. 

The stickers came from a retired CTMH accessories pack that I had in my stash. The bear and the "2+2.." title are from that KaDoodle Bug file and lastly the chipboard title and the "best ever" PL card are both from my stash. 

The photo is a simple 4"x 6" photo matted onto a larger piece of Cranberry cardstock. I did not want the smaller photo to be lost on such a large layout so I left a good amount of border showing. 

Thanks so much for checking out my post today. This is my last post before I head in to have the baby but make sure to follow along because I have lots of things lined up and scheduled to go. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

KDB - Unicake Card

We have tons of stuff planned for the next two months including school, a new baby, Halloween, and of course 3 birthday parties!! LOL! Talk about an exciting time around here. Well of course with the new baby on the way I wanted to go ahead and batch create some of these birthday cards, it's just one last thing to not have to worry about. So of course today's post is just that - a birthday card fit for any little lady. 


To save me some time I decided to use the print and cut feature on this one and then pair it with some die cuts that I had in my stash. This adorable unicorn cake file is from KaDoodle Bug Designs and is called Magical Unicake. I paired this adorable file with some retired paper from CTMH and then added some white glittery heart accents. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my project. 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Party Monster BDay Card- KDB

The beginning of fall marks a number of birthdays for my oldest son and I figured with the new baby so close to coming it was time for me to start building up that stash of kids cards so my son and husband can just grab them and head off to the party. 

 For today's card I used the all too perfect "Party Monster" file from KaDoodle Bug Designs. I think this file is not only super adorable but perfect in so many ways for batch making birthday cards. 


This card design is quick and easy to throw together, as were the monsters. I started with a A2 card base and matching pattern paper. Then I took the pattern paper and simply cut off a small triangle to allow some peek-a-boo action. I did not measure the piece I cut off I simply made sure that I was not cutting completely diagonal. I then wrapped some thin ribbon around the pattern paper, this could also be a B&T strip or even some scrap paper. The monster is popped up using 3-D tape and I accessorized with some yellow gem dots to balance the card out better. 

Of course I try to decorate the inside of the card too, especially when it's a birthday or special occasion. So for the inside I carried the same elements over and simply added a yellow "Happy Birthday" die cut sentiment. 


Thanks for stopping by today. If you are interested in using this file or perhaps on of the other monsters that come with this kit then you can find it by checking out this link Party Monsters.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Halloween Pumpkin Layout - KDB

Today I created a wonderful Halloween layout using one of my favorite photos from last year. This photo was of my wild man dressed up as a Pumpkin and I found this wonderful cutie KaToodle cut file from KaDoodle Bug that matched his costume perfectly, here take a look. 


The layout design came from one of my CTMH retired books called Reflections and is a really fun layout design to recreate. Each of those squares are cut out at 1 3/4" square and the larger orange mat is cut out at 9 3/4" square. The smaller square papers come from The Paper Studios "All Seasons" paper pack and the embellishments are a collection from over the years. 

Of course that little cutie pumpkin baby comes from KaDoodle Bug and is called Charmkin Cuties - Pumpkin Boy. If you are looking for cute Halloween files then make sure to head on over and check out what Melissa offers, plus there is always a freebie of the week so it's well worth the visit. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sherberts & Florals

Today I have a really fun card to help close out summer the right way. This card features a beautiful focal floral stamp along with some Echo Park peek through paper.


Let's first talk about that stamp! I love it, it's loud and fun and features stitching! I stamped it twice then fussy cut out the pieces. Then I used my watercolor pencils to color it in, because seriously how easy is it to blend water color pencils..perfect natural shading. 

I paired up that floral stamp with a simple leaf stamp, also from Just for Fun so make sure to head over and check out their stamps.


 I then decided to take the top layer of my design and create a stamped background featuring that same stamp. I used a charcoal colored ink for this step, but you could also use a shade or two darker than the paper and it would look great.

As for the design of the card I simply cut and layered the pieces at an angle taking off a 1/4" with each layer. I wanted the bottom layer to really pop out so I decided to use a piece of Echo Park pattern paper. I then matched all of the colors of the card to this background paper, creating the sherbert combo of green, orange, and pink. 



NOTE: If you wanted a more subtle look using the same design, say for a wedding or even new baby, you could easily swap that bright pattern cardstock for a more basic colored solid or pattern paper. This design is very dynamic and a lot of fun to use.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Back to School Tag- KaDoodle

We are so fortunate to have an extended family that is always willing to pitch in when school time rolls around. However that often means that we have extra supplies, not complaining though because this becomes the perfect time to restock our at home supplies as well as to create a little basket of additional supplies that my son can bring in to his teacher - which is where today's project is going. 


This cute little tag came together very easily using the Back To School Bears file from KaDoodle Bug Designs. This is a spectacular file which I am also planning on using for a back to school layout later on. 

To create this tag I started with a white tag from Tim Holtz. I found these on clearance and picked them up in a package of 10. I then layered some school themed paper onto the white tag. This paper comes from The Paper Studio's All Seasons paper pack. Once the paper was adhered down I used the print and cut feature to cut out the bear and the sentiment then simply adhered them down over a doily which was in my stash. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Monday, August 13, 2018

KaDoodle Elf Tags

Over the weekend I was feeling a little festive so I decided to create some wonderful and super adorable Christmas Tags that I could use for this upcoming (and fast approaching) season. 


This super adorable file is of course a Cutie KaToodle file from KaDoodle Bug Designs called Santa Elf Tags. This file comes with two separate designs, one for an elf and one for a Santa, however I got a little carried away and only had time to create a few of the elf ones. Have no fear though because I will be coming back and making some more of the Santa ones (you can never have enough tags am I right?!) 

Cutie KaToodles - Santa Elf Tags

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Summertime PL (w KDB Card)

This year's album has been a mixture of older pictures from last year and a lot of newer ones from this year. I normally only do current pictures in the albums, unless they are of specific events like Disney Trips, but I am finding out that this combination way works excellent and allows me to scrap photos that might have missed the first time around. Today's project is of my current album, but the pictures are a collage of pictures from last summer. (Make sure to check out Bear's hair <3 <3 ) 


The layout card and most of the sticker accessories came from an Echo Park paper line, or two... I can't remember. I paired up these cut apart cards and stickers with some additional supplies from my stash (like the arrow and smile die cut.)

While most of these cards are  "homemade" there was one that was super homemade and I could not help but showing off a close up of him. 


This saying is simply perfect for my boys and who could resist that sun!! This image is actually one from KaDoodle Bug Designs and is called Pocket Full of Sunshine. In order to create this I used the print and cut feature for the sentiment and for those sunglasses. All of the rest of the image was cut out and layered together.  Easy enough. 


Thanks for stopping by today and checking out our summertime fun. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Baby Swing Card: CK Fancy Fold Challenge

Today I have a really fun card which was inspired by a really fun Creative Knockouts: Fancy Fold challenge. I am a sucker for fancy fold cards and fell right in love with the idea of making a swing card to help welcome the new baby. 


These little swing cards are a really fun way to display cards and are so easy to create. They are called a swing card because that front panel swings open to reveal the inside (shown below.) 


I left the inside a simple white (with no sentiment) because I wanted to leave some space for a message or even for the babies stat's. I then figured the other panel (with those lovely beads) would be perfect for sliding a small wallet sized baby photo into and that way I can send it to family who can't necessarily come and meet the baby. 


That fun image on the front comes from Fabrika Fantasy whom is the sponsor for this week's Creative Knockouts Challenge. Fabrika Fantasy offers a number of really cute animal images along with some fantasy images and color pages - well worth the visit if you like fantasy or digi stamps. This specific image is called Cute Zebra 2.  

Thanks for stopping by today and please make sure to head on over to both sites and check out all the fun new stuff. I'll see you over at the challenge.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

KDB Baby Onsie: Floating KaToodles

It should come as no surprise but I am super and totally in love with the KaDoodle Bug Designs - KaToodles!! These little images are way too cute to not use them, if you have not checked them out then view the whole category here. In fact I love them so much that I decided to use the Floating The Sea image for my newest baby onsie. 


How do you not fall right in love with that dragon, so cute! The image was printed onto printable vinyl and then cut out using my Cricut. Make sure that when you are using printable vinyl you read the directions, just a once through, because I swear every brand is different. 


If you are new to using HTV- Heat Transfer Vinyl then trust me you are going to want to check out these posts. I love using it and provide some project ideas and tips. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Random Stamping - JFF Thanks card

You know, one of the most awesome things about being part of such a wonderful JFF Design Team is the ability to create with all of their stamps and every couple of months we as the DT receive our favorite stamps in the mail. I love this happiest of happy mail days and I wanted to mention that because today I am going to show off one of my new favorite fall stamps. 


This stamp is part of the "Leaves and Trees" family of stamps and of course offers that Just For Fun detail that only their stamps have. Seriously, this stamp was so easy to color and shade in because the stamp itself holds all of the details, the only thing you really need to do is color and blend. 

To create that background I used the "Random Stamping" technique. For this technique you simply stamp in a triangular pattern, using an ink color that was slightly darker than my cardstock, to create a "random" effect on the background. Make sure to stamp some off the paper to add an even more "random" feel. 


I then took that same stamp and stamped it multiple times onto a piece of white, using a green ink. After I fussy cut out the leaves I colored them in using watercolor pencils and my blender pen. I adhered them all together then tied a twine around it. 


Once this piece was attached to the kraft front, using glue dots, I then attached the front to the card base. 

I do not have many "title" dies so a while back I cut out a whole bunch of sentiments onto white cardstock using basic fonts in Cricut Design Space. I took 2-3 of the "thanks" ones and adhered them on top of each other, this gave the sentiment a little height. 


Finally I accessorized using little green and brown foil leaves. I got these in a swap but I am pretty sure its a sort of thanksgiving table confetti (...who knows but it's great for this card!)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Baby KaToodles Card from KdB Designs

A few years ago, after Wild Man was born, I found myself in a poor situation. I had received a tons of gifts and felt so spoiled from all the love that I quickly realized that I did not have a stash of "thank you" or "baby" themed cards to send back to all of the wonderful people who thought of me and my little man... yea I know crazy right!!  I know, it's a new baby and you get super busy, but I just thought I would have some more free time (at least to send out cards..I mean I make them for a living!!) So this time around I swore to myself that I would not ever find myself in that spot again, but I know I can't be the only one whose been there...

Anyway, today I am here to show myself, and everyone else, how easy it can be to make up a bunch of cards, prior to any big event, by using the print and cut feature on your Cricut (or fussy cutting) along with a "digital file" and how not loose all of the cuteness that a layered die cut has. 


See that's a super cute card, right?! This card came together so easy using some pattern paper from "The Paper Studio" along with this file from KaDoodle (make sure to check out the weekly freebies) and some quick accessories. Now to make it look like I spent more time on it I decorated the inside of the card as well. This was super easy and just required me to cut out a couple more pieces from that paper pack. 

Ok, so onto the focus of the card, that wonderful monkey cut file is again from KaDoodle Bug Designs. If you have never used a cutting file before then have no fear, most of KDB's file come in SVG form where you cut out each layer separately or what they call a digital stamp form, such as the one on this card.

Sitting Bathtime Monkey
When you are using the file in it's digi or digital stamp form you can simply print it out onto white cardstock and then either fussy cut it out or use the print and cut feature on your die cutting machine.

Now since this technique is super simple it allows you to create quicker cards, however since the overall process is quicker, I like to add some details to the digi.

 The first thing I always do is to take a black marker and ink around all of the edges. I feel like this takes away that white edge which can sometimes be very distracting. I also love to accessorize my digi with a white gel pen (mostly with the eyes and highlighted areas) but since this file came from KaDoodle Bug the highlighting and cheek blush was already on the digi and I did not need to do this part. The final thing I do to give digi's a little more support is to prop them up using 3-D foam tape This allows the digi paper to stand up against the background paper (if that makes sense.) 


To finalize this card I simply tied some ribbon around the pattern paper layer and then adhered an embellishment from my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my little lesson. If you have any tips or tricks for using digi stamps please make sure to comment with them below. 


Monday, July 30, 2018

Movie Night Layout - KDB Project

Movie Night is always a big deal around our house, whether we are staying in or heading out to the drive in (word of advice ~ drive-ins are way cooler than movie theaters ~) so just about every week we grab some popcorn and sit down as a family and watch a movie, or two. Since these truly are always an awesome time I wanted to capture them for our family album.


This one is from when we went to the Drive-Ins for the first time this year and ended up getting rained out! LOL!! It ended up being a fun night anyway because we got there early and the boys were able to play around in the field with all the other kids (nostalgia anyone.. I used to LOVE that about the drive ins when I was little!!) Anyway, it started to rain about 1/4 the way into the new Star Wars Movie but we were able to finish watching it nice and warm in the car :) Super good night!

Side Story: You know just the other day my oldest son, whose 7 1/2 now (and yes the 1/2 matters...lol) went to the bookshelf and grabbed a bunch of my old scrapbooks and started looking through them. Talk about memories and a great story telling moments!


This layout was created using some Disney paper from the Say Cheese III pack. I ended up winning this pack in a challenge a couple of years ago and have been slowly putting together the Disney album. These paper patterns are so much fun to use and perfect for the Cutie KaToodles - Movie Popcorn Bear file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.

For the die cuts, I inked around all of the edges making sure to focus on the bear and the popcorn, with a slightly darker ink than the paper. Then I glue all of the layers down together using a glue pen. Once the piece is assembled I then take a black marker and ink around edge, just to make it pop and seal. 

Once the KaDoodle Bug file was pieced together I went ahead and created a title using the same movie reel picture frame that goes around the photo. That movie reel strip was a lot of fun to incorporate, and of course the Say Cheese paper had a matching print that I just had to include!!




Thanks for checking out my work today. 

~J.

~~~~~


"Life is only as good as the memories we make"


Friday, July 27, 2018

Camping PL Layout

Camping has always been one of our favorite things to do as a family and this year, since I am expecting I was not able to go, however that did not stop by boys from heading in and having a great time. :) 


This layout came together super simple using the Camping Kawaii set from KaDoodle Bug Designs. Here are some closer views of the pocket cards that I created. .


Along with cut file I also used some forest green cardstock and designer paper from Echo Park, called Happy Camper. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my project. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

CK: Sew it Up Challenge

Today starts another challenge over at Creative Knockouts and this week we would love to see how you "Sew It Up" (which just means to add real or faux stitching to your cards. As always we have a wonderful sponsor who just so happens to be Sparkle and Sprinkle and they are giving one lucky winner a $15 gift certificate to their store!! Think of all the digi's you could purchase and play around with! 

My project for this week features the Beach Friends stamp which in my opinion is a super fun stamp to play around with. 

Fun right?!! The best part is that this set comes with the stamp as well as a couple different sentiments. 

If you are interested in playing along with us this week you can find a link to the challenge post by clicking here. Also make sure to head on over to Sparkle N Sprinkle's online store to see all of their wonderful goodies.  

Thanks for stopping in today and I will see you over at CK. 


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Christmas In July

I haven't had a chance to post as much as I have wanted to and with that I wanted to get on and share a Christmas in July project that I created, you know before July is over! This project uses the wonderful Santa Silhouette file from KaDoodle Bug Designs. I am having such a wonderful time on their design team and I hope you are following along over on my Facebook page to see all of these wonderful creations. 


This card was super simple to through together and the best part is that the design file can be used in so many different ways. 

To start off I took a piece of white cardstock and trimmed the top and bottom by 1/4" making it 5.5" x 4". This allowed some of my red pattern paper to peek through and really add a little bit of interest. I then took that shortened piece of white and ran it through my big shot using a snowflake embossing folder. Super simple so far, right?! I then cut out the Believe and the Santa file using just a black piece of cardstock, since this is a silhouette it cut out super quick and simple. 

Oh yea and that wonderful Christmas Spirit embellishment, well that came from one of my swap partners and fit this card perfectly - again to add a little bit of color and interest. 

This file could easily be transformed into an ATC or even a tag in no time. 

Thanks for checking out my project today. Enjoy and make sure to come back tomorrow for a brand new CK challenge. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Some KDB Baby Projects

I am getting a little behind on my blogging, which I guess can be expected the closer we get to the baby being born, but with that in mind I wanted to come on today and share some of my recent KaDoodle Bug Design projects with you. 

Ok so first up is another page out of my extremely large baby boy mini album. This album is taking a little longer than expected to complete, but I am also taking my time, and therefore I wanted to show you another new page. If you missed the front cover then you can find that post here


The file that I used for this particular page is called "Watch Me Grow" and I fell right in love with it. This file is filled with really cute images and two spectacular sentiments and I will definitely be using the file again later on in this album. If you are interested in checking it out you can find it here

Next up is another really fun onsie which was made using the Coolin' and Chillin' file found here.  


This was a really fun file to play around with and I initially wanted to create a shirt for my oldest, but then we couldn't find a blank shirt that he liked so I substituted this baby onsie instead and the outcome is just as adorable. Another idea I had for this file was to put it on one of the baby bottle coolers but then I didn't think the cooler material could handle my heat press...so needless to say I will probably come back and play around with this file some more too. 

Well thanks for checking out my projects today. Please make sure to follow along with us on my Facebook page so you don't miss out on any of my new projects. 

~Happy Crafting~ 

Monday, July 16, 2018

CK Summer Challenge

Today's post is for the Creative Knockouts Summer Fun challenge that started on Thursday and runs for a whole week. As always we have a wonderful sponsor, and this week that sponsor happens to be one of my favorite shops, The Paper Shelter who is generously giving one lucky winner 3 images!! That means it's totally worth it to come on over and play along with us this week. 

Of course with my roots being in good ole 'Del Co. I decided to run with the wonderful and super fun Hippie Van file. This is a super fun file and even comes with matching papers!! I know, so much fun right!! Anyway, here is my project. 


My project was fairly simple since I really wanted the image and paper from The Paper Shelter to stand out. I choose to go with a bright yellow base paper and then I simply added a sentiment, which was also matted, and then a lovely felt flower from my stash. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope to see you over at Creative Knockouts for our challenge! 

Seashore Stamped Backgrounds

Today I have some super summery, super easy cards to show off that were made using none other than Just For Fun Stamps. Now, earlier this month I showed you how to create a really cute background using inks, if you missed it you can find it here. Well today I am back to show you how to use some really cool background stamps for just that, a really cool background. 

Both cards use the exact same paper line from Echo Park. This was a paper kit so along with the paper it also came with some banners and stickers. In addition to the paper kit I also used 2 Just For Fun background stamps, some CTMH blue burlap twine, and CTMH white gem dots. 


On this first card, I wanted the shoreline stamp to stand out so I kept the design simple. 

I love the "Beach-Seashore" stamps from Just For Fun and this one paired with the paper line perfectly. This stamp is called Pier Silhouette and I simply stamped it onto some whisper white cardstock, which was matted onto blue and then layered onto the base piece of the pattern paper. 

The "Seashells" die cut came straight from the paper pack and was adhered to the card front using 3-D foam tape. Prior to adding the sentiment die cut I decided to wrap around some blue twine. 


This next card came together just as easily. I took the boat sticker and the "Sunshiny day" sticker right from the paper pack. I also used a lot of layering on this card, as well as a blue A2 card base. 

That awesome stamp is from Just For Fun and is called Surf's Up. Instead of stamping this stamp onto white paper I stamped it onto a lightly patterned piece from the paper kit.  I then finished up this card by adding those white dots. 


Well thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you back here soon. Don't forget to play along with our monthly red, white, and blue challenge. 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Had Me At Aloha!

Once in a while when I get stumped and need a little extra inspiration I head out and try to locate a challenge, sketch, or picture that get those creative juices flowing. Today I created a really fun summer themed layout that was inspired by the "Let's Get Sketchy" July Sketch found here


This paper all came from an Echo Park paper kit, which was left over from a mini album class. I simply took all of those bright patterns and I matted them onto some chocolate cardstock. I really like the way the mat came out because I think that it helps to drawn those watermelon seeds out of the pink paper. 

All of those die cuts came from the KaDoodle Bug Designs "Aloha Pineapple" file. I used a combination of print then cut features (like on the grass skirt and those sunglasses) paired with cut out die cuts like the flowers and the base of the cutie pineapple. 

I inked around all of the die cut pieces and accessorized with little gems inside all of the flowers. I also cut out extra flowers, sunglasses, and the green on top of the pineapple and used all of these pieces for accessories and embellishments. Oh and let's not forget about that lovely pine green glitter tape... I love how it pulled through on this layout. 


Thanks for taking a look at my design today. I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to create something beautiful.