Saturday, September 28, 2013

Doodlebug Halloween Cards

I'm still having fun with Doodlebug's Halloween papers. One of the blogs I follow is Card-Blanc by Kathy Martin. She is on Doodlebug's Design Team and shares adorable cards using their products. Recently she shared a really cute squirrel card with the Happy Harvest paper. I took the same idea, but used the Halloween paper. 
I also came across this blog post and liked the peek a boo effect, so here is my take on the idea.

I like the fun feel of the card, although it took me a try or two to get the open squares lined up when cutting them. Almost everything is Doodlebug with the exception of some gems and the happy halloween which is from an old CTMH set called Seasonal Thoughts.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hope you have a great weekend!


I'm Inspired

Kay Miller creates the most tantalizing cards on her My Joyful Moments blog. I could pin and/or copy just about everything she creates because I so like her design style. I'm hoping she won't be offended by my copy and steal just about everything on the card she posted here. Okay, well, I didn't have the same stamps, so I did choose those myself, but you can see the style is all Kay. 

I used Close To My Heart Stamps (Girls Rock and Hello Blooms) and a Hero Arts set that doesn't have a name, but all the stamps are sentiments about friends and friendship. I used Honey, Goldrush, Chocolate and Olive ink (CTMH) and Happy Harvest paper from Doodlebug. I also added one of those Sprinkles from Doodlebug as well. It may be hard to tell, but I also popped up the second layer of flowers. 

Thanks for the inspiration, Kay! Photobucket

Monday, September 23, 2013

Doodlebug Fun

I sat down to try to make a card yesterday, using the new Doodlebug papers/embellishments. I haven't had much of a chance to work on projects recently. My days sure seem to whiz by, but I don't always have a lot to show for it. Ah well...I can only do what I can do. Anyway, in case you are interested here's what I came up with yesterday. I am also sharing a card I made a week or so ago and just photographed today.

This is obviously from the new Halloween pad. I also picked up a little Doodle-Pop embellishment (the witch and stars) and a sheet of stickers (kitty and clouds). No stamping, but I like how it came out. It was
 quick-ish to put together (after fiddling with it a bit).

I saw a card from the Doodlebug blog post where they share several cards showcasing the Happy Harvest collection. If you scroll though, it's the 5th picture. I didn't have the flowers, so I just did my own thing. I like the clean and simple look. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great first week of Fall!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Happy Harvest Owl Card

Here's a card I worked on after being inspired by this blog post from Doodlebug.

Love Doodlebug and took advantage of a recent coupon deal from Archiver's to get some new Halloween and Happy Harvest goodies. Those little dot things are called Sprinkles and they are fun. I don't normally get the stickers, but splurged this time. Fun, fun, fun. Still debating if I want to add a sentiment, or just put it inside. 

That's it from me today. Thanks for visiting.
Til next time.


How About a Card?


Anyone there? It's been a while, hasn't it? I didn't intend to take such a long break between posts. I've been reading blogs and commenting, but my creative spark has all but extinguished these past several months. Can't say that I've gotten it back, but I did play some today and figured I'd share, just in case any one still stopped by. ;)

I had a birthday not too long ago and my friend Becky gave me a set of Spellbinders dies...the kind where you cut, fold and tuck. The set is called Angle Approach and after Googling images using these, this is what I came up with. She also gave me a section of the Mbossibitilies folder she purchased. Love those dots in the diamond shape. (Thanks so much, Becky!)

The paper is Miss Caroline from My Mind's Eye(because it's double sided) with a bit of CTMH Buttercup cardstock. I also used a doily to help set it off. The ribbon is from my stash and if I remember correctly, I got it at the Dollar Tree a long time ago. The pearl is from Michaels Recollections brand. 

On the home front, the girls have started a new school year and are quite happy with their classes/teachers. Amy is in beginning band and is learning to play the trumpet. She is thrilled and quite willing to practice so far. Jessica is looking forward to another year in choir which starts next week.

My dad came to visit this summer, as he does every year. We had a great visit. Don't you love his bright green shirt from Barbados? He got to go on a Caribbean cruise this summer, lucky duck.

 Dad loves Joe's Crab Shack and this bib was just too funny. 

Jessica has joined the rest of the family in being fully nearsighted and both girls got some new specs.

I don't want to bore you with "what I did on my summer vacation", so I'll stop here. Although I must share that we went to South Dakota to visit Steve's family, and we took part of a day to drive to DeSmet, where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived (author of the Little House on the Prairie books). I'm a huge fan. Jessica has read them all, so this was a wonderful opportunity for us to be able to see where she and her family lived for part of their lives.  It made me very happy. And now I'm done.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to be able to post on a more regular basis.
Have a great weekend!