Saturday, November 29, 2014

Washi Tape Christmas Trees!

I'm up on the doodlebug blog today! :) Check it out! :) 


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankful for You

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today I am thankful for my momma.

I bet you are LOVING seeing a new collection on the blog! We are loving it too! This collection is.. random.. It has everything from board games to zoo themes to crayons. It’s called Family Fun and is aptly named!

The “b” sides of these papers are awesome. It’s a FULL rainbow. I should have taken a picture. Every color except for pink was represented. Nice. So if some of the front patterns are too busy for you (as they are for me) then flip them over and have a ball! I used the d-stress to add a little distressing here and there. :)

Fall is just starting here and I am loving the fall leaf spirit!

My mom has been helping out a ton while my husband has been working like crazy - for like 6 months - so I just wanted to make her a card to say thank you.

The leaves were darling but I wanted to add a little umph. The buttons and enamel dots were JUST the thing to help! The buttons are super fun because each color comes in a big and a small button. love it. And the small size on the enamel dots is super small which is awesome for card makers! They could easily be used for dots of an “i” etc. :) Grab them! Fun colors!

I had some fun with the dimension on this card. Lots of foam adhesive was used.

I hope you enjoyed my fall card today and it inspires you to pick up some Imaginisce goodies and create a card for someone you love! 

Supply List:
Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (Family Fun)
Imaginisce: Buttons (Family Fun)
Imaginisce: Enamel Dots (Family Fun)
Imaginisce: d-stress
Stamps and Dies: My Creative Time (Piles of Smiles)


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Zebra Card with Family Fun

Okay, so isn't this zebra kind of darling? This card was made with Imaginisce's new Family Fun collection. LOVIN' these "b" sides.

I wanted the adorable zebra die cut to take center stage. 

I stitched around the outside of the circle for some anchoring. It may be some of my best stitching to date! Be impressed. ;)

I used three buttons and really kept going back and forth on whether or not to put twine in them. I am glad I didn't.

You can barely see it but the red layer is actually tone on tone stripes. I think it actually focuses your eye without you actually knowing it. 

Here it is form the side. Not too much dimension for me. Only the zebra is popped up.

I grabbed the tiny sentiment from My Creative Time.

Thanks for continuing to stop by and leave me messages! It is taking a LONG time for me to get my feet under me again as a mommy of two. I wont go on a rant, but let's just say this and last year have been incredibly challenging.. and I hate cancer. Anyway, thanks for sticking with me! BIG hugs!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thankful Banner

Thankful Banner
I needed something to dress up my candelabra tree that I put in the middle of my dining room table for this season - Halloween through Thanksgiving. I wanted to give it a splash of color. I won't lie - I made doily toilet paper owls first... they were cute.. but something about toilet paper rolls on my dining room table just didn't suit. Doodlebug to the rescue! 

So I literally stood in my craft room saying to my 8 month old (because talking to your 8 month old is WAY cooler than talking to yourself... which is what I was really doing... out loud...), "Man, Charlotte, wouldn't it be great if I didn't have to cut out banner pieces for this? I should tell doodlebug to make them." Then I flipped through my fancy frills... and there they were... just waiting for me. So I again talked to my 8 month old, "Charlotte. Remind me to thank doodlebug later." Thanks doodlebug!!!! So smart.  

 This project was so easy! I simply used the banner pieces that already came on the fancy frills in the Friendly Forest collection and added teensy type letters in lily white. The faux stitching is already part of the banner! 

I punched some holes because I wanted to flash a little twine - That's basically like the old-fashioned way of flashing a little leg in a black and white movie... but for crafters... (insert cat-call) Check.Out.That.Cute.Twine!

Decor for Thanksgiving table? Done. :) 
bugs used for thankful banner:
doodlebug: friendly forest: fancy frills (4371)
doodlebug: doodle twine: bumblebee (3208)
doodlebug: teensy type in lily white (3435)


Friday, November 14, 2014