Saturday, November 11, 2017

Grateful and Thankful

I am so excited about this assignment from Doodlebug. It is such a great thing to take time to stop and remember things you are grateful for. Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here and we just moved quite a ways from "home" and are in a new neighborhood. There have been a couple of people who have been just SOOO kind and I was excited to make cards to let them know how thankful we were for their kindness.
First up is my grateful card. This card took on several iterations with lots and lots of pieces of things strewn around my craft desk until I decided on this design. I wanted to showcase the sunflowers in a jar and the wheat. 

The sunflowers and the wheat came from the Odds and Ends in the Flea Market line. The background is from the Labels and Tags in the Flea Market line. If you haven't checked out Flea Market - you MUST. It is easily one of my favorite doodlebug lines ever (and that is saying something!)

I tied some doodle twine in bumblebee around the jar and popped out my sentiment. The background patterned paper is the amazing swiss dots. Did you know that doodlebug makes a complete swiss dots line that coordinates with all of their colors? And the backside is white with that color swiss dots (as shown in the next card) if you are looking for something a little more understated. 

For this next card I wanted to make a wreath out of fall things. I started with the sunflower odds and ends and worked my way up. This is the "b" side of one of the swiss dots papers. It's just the right kind of "white" with a touch of color. 

I added some of the icons and an older generation leaves shape sprinkles. I love how they add a pop of shine.

Lastly I added the acorn cute clip from the Flea Market collection and popped my sentiment above it all. These pictures don't do the dimension on this project justice. It's really lovely as I popped some once or twice or not at all and it gave it some beautiful dimension.

Here they are! I hope this inspires you to pull out your Flea Market collection that you have hiding around and make some cards for anyone who has done something nice for you - or keep them in your purse for a waitress or waiter that went above and beyond their job! You never know when your thanks is exactly what someone needed at that time - a little appreciation. Spread joy through the season!


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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Washi Tape Challenge!

Hello everyone! I hope you have been enjoying all the awesome washi tape projects that the DT have been doing! Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with a few more!

For this first card I wanted to use a bunch of washi tape from the Cream and Sugar collection that I was in LOVE with but didn't get to use on my original projects with this collection. So I grabbed it and had this idea of making "confetti" out of it. 

The chevron was half size washi tape so it took two of those side by side to make it the same size as the others. 

I just cut white squares out and covered them with the washi and then popped them as desired with dimensional tape. 

I added some heart shape sprinkles, sequins, and stickers and voila! Ready to send to someone I love!

I bought these cute cases for the girls so they would (ahem) stop fighting over craft supplies. Best $2.99 I have spent yet!

I grabbed Emmaline's and added her name using the new Abigail font on this awesomely bright rainbow washi tape. Isn't the Abigail font perfect!? It might be my most favorite font ever. 


How cute is that?!

My last card was actually my first idea. I wanted to make a "present" out of the washi tape.

I was originally intending it to be clean and simple and then kept adding and adding and LOVED it. I had it on an embossed white background with this awesome glitter paper as a border but just had to have more sparkle! 

I added this cute gingerbread man and the word, "Sweet" from the Milk and Cookies Odds and Ends. This is one of those cards that looks so much cuter in person. I cannot wait to send it out!

I hope you enjoyed my projects! How do you love to use your washi tape?! Please share with us on the doodlebug facebook page


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Milk and Cookies

Okay, so this is one of those collections that you HAVE to have in your hot little hands to fully appreciate. It goes together SO easily and I just LOVE IT. It's Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with a card trio that makes me so happy. 

Traditions!
 This card was so much fun to make for me. It was one of those that had some inspiration behind it and then I just started cutting away and adding bits here and there. I really wanted to showcase some of the adorable patterned papers. 

I grabbed this fabulous Traditions sticker off of the This and That sticker sheet as well as the arrows that I used as corner pieces. If you know me then you know how I feel about shaped sprinkles and how I cannot get enough of them. I HAD to get that adorable gingerbread man on there and the cookies and hearts - how cute are those!?   

 I tied the doodle twine around the top and then glued the whole thing down. I actually pulled the whole thing up to add the doily. It was an afterthought that became the element that brought together the next two cards!

doodles used:

Santa's Hungry
This is a mini card that comes in the create a card Christmas assortment. I put another doily down and then the red and white border came from an odds and ends acrylic piece!

How cute is that doodle-pop? Santa visit was just too cute to leave in his packaging. I looked over and saw on the front of the 6x6 paper pad that they had santa in his chair with a glass of milk and a cookie in his hand so I just grabbed them off of the shape sprinkles package and added them. Done! Voila!

Look at the depth of those doodle-pops! They are so 3-D in real life! 

doodles used:
create a card christmas assortment (5738)
doodle pop: santa visit (5760)
odds and ends: milk and cookies (5766)
shape sprinkles: milk and cookies (5753)
mini doilie in lily white (4605)

Mrs. Claus is Baking
I mean, isn't she darling!? Again, these patterned papers were just too cute not to showcase. I picked three that were darling together and then added the red and white striped "belt".

This milk jug is just sooo 80's but 80's darling and I love whisks... like I have 4 and have to restrain myself from buying new ones so I just had to get it in here along with a couple more cookies. 

I added a spoon to Mrs. Claus and some shape sprinkle hearts to the sentiment piece which came off of the this and that sticker sheet. I tucked two halves of a doily behind the sentiment to finish it off.

doodles used:
6x6 paper pad: milk and cookies (5806)
this and that (5776)
shape sprinkles: sugarplums (5754)
icons (5774)
mini doilie in lily white (4605)


I hope this inspires you to start your Christmas card and that you will run right out to grab some of this fabulous and fun Milk and Cookies collection before it is gone! 

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Booville

Isn't this collection ADORABLE!?!? No one does Halloween like Doodlebug. They make spiders and ghosts and all things spooky sooooooo cute! Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with a couple of cute and quick cards for Halloween fun!

Okay, are you READY for this!? I was moving houses... but then the move got delayed for over a month.. so we were couch-surfing with three children... and I had literally nothing to craft with... So I borrowed my friend's scissors and her scotch tape (I kid you not) and went to work! This was my own personal challenge and I had a blast (and a few frustrations of course). 



The card bases are from the create-a-card halloween assortment. Aren't they fun!? I had another one planned but couldn't quite complete it before I had to write this post. boo. (haha. get it!?)


I cut out the black with pumpkin panel from the 6x6 paper pad on the sheet with the small squares and awesome sayings (see sentiment as well). My biggest frustration during this process: not having foam dots. I wanted to pop this panel so much!


The pumpkins on the side and the black cat (how cute is that cat!!!??) came from the mini icons (LOVE). The gorgeous shiny candy corn is a shaped sprinkle and the dots came from the halloween treats sprinkles and the halloween assortment glitter sprinkles


For my second card I really wanted some doodle pops on there. But truthfully I started with those adorable spiders!!!! 


I wanted to get that acrylic spider web in there (I mean, seriously!!!) and I used rolled up scotch tape behind the spiders to stick it down (yep!). 


Then I added the spiders and drew spider web lines down to them. 


Lastly I created my little scene at the bottom with the adorable doodle-pop couple and their rainbow heart (from this and that) showing their love. swoon. haha. :) 

Thank you for hanging out with me (and the spiders) today! We would LOVE for you to share with us on our Facebook page what YOU have created with Booville!!!!


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Off the Page - Cupcake Holders and Toppers

Hello everyone and welcome to our Off the Page Challenge here at doodlebug design! This is Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts showing you how I jazzed up some cupcakes for my daughter's 5th birthday party.

I used a cupcake holder cut file and cut it quite a few times. I loved the way the stars were cut out and added some personality to the cupcake holders.

The real star of this display were the odds and ends though! Aren't they darling!? I just hot glued them to some toothpicks and pushed them in.

I tried to place the tooth pics so most of the rainbow stars would just be shooting out of the cupcakes. :)

She loved them and so did the guests and it was really a quick project!

I hope you are all enjoying this special challenge and find some time to make something today!


doodlebug: fairy tales: rainbow ribbons (5635)
doodlebug: fairy tales: rainbow love (5641)
doodlebug: fairy tales: fairy fetti (5637)
doodlebug: fairy tales: odds and ends (5598)

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Stitching Challenge!!!!

So I was reallllllly excited about this challenge... and then I sat down... and drew a blank. Does that ever happen to you? Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with some inspiration for YOU hopefully! tee hee.




I actually got my inspiration from the cover of the doodlebug catalogue. 

I love the vertical rainbow on the front and it always gets me really excited to keep scrolling through or turning the pages to oodle over new adorable products.

I had been hoarding this adorable glitter unicorn for a while now and really wanted to make it the star of a card all by itself but nothing had suited. This was the perfect time for the two to really shine: the twine and the unicorn. I loved that it came with those adorable sparkle stars too!

The balloon card seemed obvious but I had only glued down my twine without stitching it in and have been wanting to try a stitched balloon tail for a while now. I was happy to try this one and realllllly liked the results because there is a different texture to it when you stitch it in.

I only had the blue balloon there at first and then added in the other two later. 

The stars were left over from the doodle-pop that I used on the unicorn card. Waste not, want not. :)

doodle twine used:
ladybug (2988)
bubblegum (2987)
tangerine (2989)
bumblebee (3208)
limeade (2990)
blue jean (3207)
doodlebug: fairy tales: doodle-pops: unicorn (5577)
doodlebug: fairy tales: odds and ends (5598)

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