Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March Social Calendar

Hello daily doodles lovers!!! Are you just LOVING this inspiration!?! 

Courtney from Court's Crafts here with a classic approach to using the calendar. My thought was that if I could record all the fun things and people that visited and really just events that effect the girls - that I would put them in an album and they would remember all the really fun and cool things we did! 

March - what a fun month. I had to get my favorite umbrella on there as well as the cutest little blue bird. The scalloping below is layering of the "This and That" borders and the sticker came from the new Mini Icons sheet!

I use critters and doodle-pops to highlight the big events. Isn't that flower stunning!?

I use washi tape (HOW CUTE ARE THOSE BABY BUGS!!!?) and more of the mini icon critters to highlight events. I like writing around them. I think it gives the calendar a really fun element. That sparkle rainbow is really old but.... you may see something like it showing up in the next release.... shhh.... ;)

Blue bird.. I could write a song to these blue bird sprinkles. They are so darling. I like to put a little scene in the bottom right of my calendar. Usually they are more elaborate but this calendar was so busy (as we are in March!!!) that I kept it simple. 

 I love the depth the doodle-pops bring to the calendar. Isn't that sparkly rainbow scrumptious!?

I make little slits and add the cute clips. They are my favorite new embellishment. I add them to everything and run out of them first! 

I am happy to say I have been doing these social calendars for about a year and a half now and everyone really enjoys them! They are on display for the month in my family command center while the month is going on and then they are moved to the album and the next one goes up. April's feature's Easter Express! :) Do you have a family calendar? We would love to see your daily doodles!

Recipe:
doodlebug: doodle pops: rainbow (3041)
doodlebug: doodle pops: dainty daisy (5474)
doodlebug: doodle pops: honey bee (5475)
doodlebug: daily doodles: bumblebee (4930)
doodlebug: shaped sprinkles: so tweet (5459)
doodlebug: shaped sprinkles: pastel posies (5458)
doodlebug: odds and ends: spring things (5485)
doodlebug: mini icons : spring things (5706)
doodlebug: icons (5488)
doodlebug: this and that (5491)
doodlebug: 6x6 paper pad (5531)
doodlebug: teensy type in lily white (3435)

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Monday, March 13, 2017

March Blog Hop


You should have gotten here from the fabulous Kathy's blog. If not, start HERE at the beginning.

I was SOOOOO excited when I saw this Box Truck Easter Card. Isn't it DARLING!?!


Complete with the jelly bean door handle and some Easter Eggs in the back. 

For the license plate I used a small word sticker "eggs". perfect. :) 

Isn't the truck darling? I added this little bunny driving on the wrong side of the car (I guess he is English!). I just love this little truck. I wonder who I will ship him to!?



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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bunny Favor Box with Lori Whitlock

Hello everyone! Usually I feel SOOO behind leading up to holidays but this cute Easter Bunny Favor Box 2 was too cute to not make! It's Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with a little bit of darlingness to spruce up your Easter baskets, classroom treats, or neighbor gifts this year! These would also be ADORABLE party favors for a bunny themed party!
The tutorial today is how to import into Cricut Design Space. There is a little trick and if you were like me and were really confused why the little black score and cut lines weren't on the object they were supposed to be on - this tutorial is for you!
Alright! Now, one tip I have to say when putting this box together is to score all the lines first on a scoring board. That helps a ton. And don't stress about the "v" parts. They close in beautifully when you pretend to close the box. I adhered my box closed with some sticky backed velcro that I picked up at the fabric store a while ago.
One other tip is the bunny head. You can only attach the bunny's head BELOW the double dotted line on the flap. That way the flap can actually bend and close... ask me how I know.... ;) See that spot where I had to rip off my adhesive!? ;)
Lastly, start with the head and work down as it lines up with the curvature of the top. I started with the body and realized my head wasn't high enough. :)
That's it for me today! I used Lori Whitlock's Celebrate Easter Collection for Echo Park for this card. Isn't it fun!?!!!

In Lori's Shop: Easter Bunny Favor Box 2
In the Silhouette Shop: Easter Bunny Favor Box 2


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Monday, March 6, 2017

Spring Things Cut Files!

Laptop Makeover: Hello Beautiful!

My laptop needed a little love - and a way to tell it apart from my husband's. ;) Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here and Doodlebug to my rescue!

 I wanted the writing to face the person looking at it. I thought that if I were in a public place and someone looked at this and it made them feel beautiful or good for a moment, wouldn't that be something? Without saying a word we could make someone's day a little brighter. 

I was in LOVE with these fonts. Did you know that the owner Cynthea wrote the "hello"!?!?! Incredible! The heart was an afterthought that I just loved. My 4 year old chose the yellow and I love it. 

Anyone who knows me well knows that I LOVE the rain. So this little storm cloud with happy rainbow drops just had my name all over it (which is why I used it in the card below twice too!!!). We have been in a severe drought for almost a decade and have just gotten so much rain. I am loving every second. In fact, it's raining as I write this. 
I am TOTALLY in love with my new laptop look and BONUS: since my cloud is made from Dry Erase Vinyl I can write any super important notes or reminders on my cloud! :)

Recipe:






Sunshine Shaped Card

I haaaad to use this amazing umbrella. My first design had the umbrella right side up. Then we were listening to Winnie the Pooh on tape (inspiration comes from the craziest places sometimes!) and Pooh and Christopher Robin ride in an umbrella as a boat to go save Piglet. I thought - wouldn't it be cute to have the little critters inside riding in the umbrella!? :) 

Isn't it the tweetest (sorry I couldn't resist) thing to have the little blue bird friends whispering in their ears?! I used Glossy Accents on the rain drops and top and bottom of umbrella. In person they look so wonderfully wet!

 I attached my sentiment to the inside and it shows through perfectly when the card is closed. A little "sunshine peeking through" as it were. :) 


 Wouldn't you want to be huddled in that umbrella with them as well? :)

What would you make with our cut files!? :) I would love to hear!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Lori Whitlock February Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!!! I am here with the Creative Team from Lori Whitlock on our February hop! 



You should have gotten here from the fabulous Kathy's blog. If not, start HERE at the beginning.

My best friend Kourtni (I know, I know. Yes, we share the same name)... anyway, her birthday is on the 15th and we share a love of crafting. She is novice but she ROCKS at it. I keep trying to get her to start blogging to get on DT's! I used my Cricut Explore to write the sentiment on the card. My handwriting is NOT that cute! ;)

Here is a link to the cut file I used in Lori's shop.
Here it is in the Silhouette shop.


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NEW Spring Things Cards from Doodlebug

Gooood morning Doodlebug lovers!!!! 

When I saw this collection this was my first inspiration piece. For this shaped card I cut it out of the 12x12 paper called butterfly net. It is a series of 4x6 cards shown below. I just cut out the jar and then traced around it and cut it out again of another piece of cardstock and then attached them at the top to make my shaped card. No machine necessary! 



Then it came time to decorate!!! I added some leaves and popped them from the icons sticker sheet and added some flowers from the pastel posies shaped sprinkles. Don't miss the little blue bird again and the "hello" came from the NEW mini icons sheets! LOVE.

I chose the small swiss dot for the back of the card as I loved how happy it made it when I opened it. I tied some twine on the top and added some bon bon sprinkles. I just wanted to show some of the depth you can make off of a "flat" card and how much it adds. The work was already done for me. I just added some flair!

I LOVEEEEE Doodlebug critters and I have to say... for some reason, I FELL IN LOVE WITH HOPPER!! I love that little grasshopper. I mean, look at him!!! The caterpillar came as a close second place and those little blue birds had my heart. I really wanted to highlight these friends having a conversation with their bird friends coming along. I have never wanted to hang out with some bugs so much in my life! ;)

Have you seen the acetate odds and ends that come with this collection? Both kinds of die cuts come in the package and both are showcased on the left here. That tree is acetate and the bee is a die cut. The little flowers are from the pastel posies shaped sprinkles that made me so happy!

The little hearts came in the shaped sprinkles package with the little blue birds and the sun cute clip... I mean... ahh! Love. I tucked a heart regular die cut odds and ends as well as an acetate one in there. And look at hopper again.. Isn't he darling!?


Last but definitely not least. I cut out this cute little four friends and put it to the side of my desk knowing that I wanted desperately to turn it into a card. I pulled it from the 6x6 paper pad along with the sentiment. When I put it behind the photo frame from the odds and ends and it fit perfectly then I knew I was well on my way. :) Here is the 12x12 sheet so you can see it but this is shrunk down in the 6x6 pad. I LOVE this feature and grab most of my sentiments from there!



 I also knew that I HAD to get that cutest umbrella EVER on my card as well as that cloud cute clip. The sun and cloud are from the mini icon sticker sheets. I finished it off with an oversized matte sprinkle. ca-ute. 

Here they are again. I just want to live there. I cannot wait for spring to really arrive! We had a glimpse of it here in California the last few days but alas the rain is back. It's going to be such a green, beautiful spring!

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Friday, January 20, 2017

CREAM and SUGAR

Hello everyone!!! Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with the Valentine collection from doodlebug! This one is called Cream and Sugar and I LOVE IT. 

I made two kinds of valentines: the complicated kind and the easy kind. I thought those with kiddos would appreciate some easy valentine ideas that weren't straight out of a box but went together just as quickly. :) 


 First up: my card inspired by Melinda Spinks' embellishment clusters. I LOVE that she does this and every once and a while just have to do it too! Hers are GENIUS. Here is mine. 

This was my first concept for a card that I came up with. I wanted to highlight SO many of the cute embellishments and now with the NEW MINI ICONS card makers can make scenes too!!!

Most of the elements on here are from the shiny shaped sprinkles, the new mini icons, and of course sprinkles and mini pearls. 

I did manage to get a cute clip in there as well as a doodle pop donut. :) The "Sweet" came from the new mini icon sheet.

This shaped card was begging to be made. My daughters immediately said, "That's a coffee cup! That must be for daddy!" I'm mainly a tea drinker while my husband is the coffee LOVER of the family. This is his valentine. :)

Those are REAL coffee grinds on the top! I ran it through with my Xyron and just dipped it in and pressed down hard. I was going for this see-through chunky look, but if you wanted a more fluffy-full-coverage look then use a liquid adhesive like Glossy Accents and then really dump it on. It was gorgeous fluffy too.

For my third card I wanted to make a cute little scene out of all the darling embellishments.  

How cute is that cute clip!?! And the donut stand is one of the new mini icons. Don't miss those darling little sugar cube sprinkles at the bottom with the heart and the macaroon. Swoon! I love how the little faces on everything just make them so happy! :) 

I used another one of the darling tabs on this card (the other is on the coffee shaped card) and finished it off with that polka dot star. ca-ute!

Now, if you need to make a lot of valentines, then this is for you. My daughter loves to give them to all her friends (even though she isn't even in school yet!!!! But I cannot blame her. She gets it from her momma.)

I grabbed these 3x3 cards that doodlebug makes pre-made WITH envelopes = LOVE. I just grabbed the cake stand odds and ends and popped them up. I added a few sprinkles here and there and I popped a macaroon on this one. The sentiments all came from the This and That page or the 6x6 paper pad. Easy peasy!

Thank you for hanging out with me today and I hope you will pick up some Cream and Sugar to make your valentines this year! SOOOOO cute!


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