Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Doodlebug Glitter Tutorial Sneak Peek!

woot woot! I'm up on the Doodlebug Blog today with a tutorial on glittering your glitter cardstock! :) 



Monday, February 24, 2014

Wee Little One

I'm up on the Imaginisce blog today with a little baby boy card. The girls are working with the die cuts that come with the new collections from CHA so check out what they have created!

While I have been in tiny baby girl mode most of my friends are having baby boys! So I needed some baby boy cards on hand and this line came at a perfect time!

The die cuts that come with the baby collections are so sweet! I loved loved loved these little giraffes. 

I coupled it with another die cut for the sentiment and a journaling card from the collection.

The patterned paper is from the Perfect Vacation line as well as a very old line (the brown with polka dots). As you can see they blend together beautifully. I added a little stitching in matching blue for some extra depth. 

I hope you like it and it inspires you to create a hand made card for your next baby shower or for a friend who just had a baby. They mean SO much when you are a parent with a new baby! 

Supply List:
Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (Perfect Vacation, Happy Camper)
Imaginisce: Bling (My Baby)
Imaginisce: Die Cuts (My Baby)
Imaginisce: Button (My Baby)


Friday, February 21, 2014

May Arts and Stampendous Blog Hop! :)

Hello and welcome to the Stampendous and May Arts blog hop

We are on the last day, but make sure to check out the first 4 days as every Ribbonista that you hop to enters you one more time to win one spool of ribbon AND a cling set from Stampendous and a handle! ... but there will be THREE winners who will each win that prize pack! Awesome! 

Here is what Stampendous sent me: cute, right!?! As soon as I saw those three bunnies I was enchanted. Emmaline LOVES to read and loves to be read to (she is 18 months old) and with her little sister Charlotte due yesterday (I may have even had her by the time you are reading this! hopefully!) then I just saw myself and my two daughters reading together on the rocking chair. love. It's what inspired me to make a book mark for Emmaline.

I simply applied some Xyron Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit Glue to all areas that I glittered and dropped it on. Now, please do NOT forget that I stamped this image on to kraft paper. I used a clear liquid adhesive and the glitter popped this much color on kraft paper! I was so impressed! That pink is just the glitter - I did not color it first. I was actually going to color the book in and had to glitter that too. excellent stuff. 

Of course you need some great texture for toddlers so I pulled out some different textures and colors of May Arts ribbon and went to town. 

This particular book is a collection of bedtime stories that we are reading through - one a night and so this bookmark will be here. :) 

May Arts Ribbon Used:
SX-03 3/8" Grosgrain
447-38-01 3/8" Eyelet Trim 
420-17 Paper Cord in Pink
420-17 Paper Cord in Parrot Green
KB 3/16" Solid Check
382-15-27 1.5" Twill/Chevron

Partners in Craft:

Other Supplies:
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile
We R Memory Keepers Eyelets

Here is the line-up for the week:





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Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine Trio on May Arts Ribbon blog

Check out my sweet valentine trio up on the May Arts Ribbon blog today! If you are in need of last minute valentine inspiration then look no further! :) 


Monday, February 10, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

May Arts Ribbon - two tutorials!

Head on over to the May Arts Ribbon blog HERE to check out the video tutorials I made on covering hair clips and a card using the brand new CHA ribbon series 466!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Doodlebug: Cootie Catcher

Does anyone else remember making these cootie catchers at school?!? I remember how I thought they were the coolest thing. Courtney here with a blast from the past project. :) 

It was funny because my husband was googling the instructions and he told me step one and I remembered the rest! Then I said the phrase "it's all coming back to me now" - and then I broke out into Celine Dion's "It's all coming back to me now"... wow. Aren't you glad you started reading this post!?! haha. It's stuck in your head now isn't it? Okay, moving on. 

This is made from one sheet of 12x12 paper in the Sweethearts collection. I embellished with some pixies, stickers, alphas, a couple of papers from the 6x6 pad, more stickers, and a little twine. 

I know, I know - you are supposed to put colors on the outside of it, but I thought this was more fun. :) 

What is under the numbers you ask!?! It's for my husband... you don't get to know ;) 

This would be a super fun little activity to do with your kids or a way to reward them for getting their chores done or homework done or something like that. You could put rewards/activities underneath the numbers! :)

I hope you enjoyed this post and have a beautiful day!