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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday Giving- Stockings!

December Greetings! Hope you are enjoying all the gift giving inspiration ideas.  Today I'm here on the blog to share with you a cute stocking that I made with some Silhouette cutting files from the Milk & Cookies collection.



In my stocking I have tucked in a little red money envelope called Chinese 'lai see'.  We give out 
these red envelopes during the Holidays, the New Year and other special occasions to wish luck and good fortune. 

Some assembly tips, to make the stocking I cut out two stocking bases and adhered them securely together all along the sides (leaving the top open).  I used a sewing machine to pierce the holes around the cuff. The blue snowflake is also a cutting file from the Milk & Cookies collection and I made a solid red mat under the snowflake by offsetting the snowflake by a 0.100 factor.  Some added details are the enamel dots and a scalloped green border.







Hope you have fun crafting some holiday gift ideas!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thankful Layout

This Fall I am thankful for our puppy who joined our family 10 months ago.  Her gentle and playful spirit brings joy to our hearts.  This is her first Autumn and being a pup her zoomies through the fallen leaves is certainly a sight to see.  She has a fascination with all the critters in our backyard- bunnies, squirrels and racoons.  I thought it would be cute idea to capture her on a page surrounded by all her critter 'friends'.


I used a Daily Doodle as my page base and created a random mosaic of Fall papers and cardstock critter stickers.  The pattern paper squares measure 1.5 x 1.5 inches and the square fits perfectly into the daily grid.  Matting a 3x3 photo on a 3.25x3.25 photo mat fits perfectly within a 4 square grid.



Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for dropping by the blog~ Virginia

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Washi Tape

Hello, all those who have a collection of washi tapes, raise your hand (me and with two hands up!).  I do love the adorable patterns of washi, especially those eek-y spiders in the Booville collection!

I used washi in a few ways on my page. Adding strips of washi to create a pattern backdrop on a page is always a  fun and cheerful application of this product.


You can incorporate washi when making your own embellishments too. On my paper rosette, I added washi on to my paper before running it through the rosette die cut.  The result shows a pretty washi pattern on the tip end of the rosette.  You can also switch it up by placing the washi tape lower on the paper strip so that your washi pattern becomes the centre of your rosette.




How about washi with a border finish? Yes it's easy, just place washi onto a strip of card stock and then punch it through your favorite border punch.  Gently remove the washi from the punched card stock and place it onto your project!



Hope you have been inspired to try out one of these fun washi techniques! 
Have a wonderful crafty day!





Thursday, October 5, 2017

Doodlebug Milk'n Cookies

Here are a few layouts using the adorable Milk and Cookies collection.  For my single page layout I used the cute paper with the Santa and fireplace scene. This scene make for a fabulous page foundation, just add your photos and embellishments and then finish framing the scene with some colorful twine!   Don't forget the little details such as adding some initials onto the stockings hanging on the fireplace and embellishing the tree ornaments with some glittered sprinkle dots!




When creating double pages sometimes the challenge is using papers over a 24x12 base.  On my double page I stretched out one sheet of pattern paper by cutting the paper in half on the diagonal.  To do this, fold the paper in half from the top left corner to the bottom right corner and cut on the folded line to create two triangles.  Adhere one triangle to each of the card stock bases to form a  fun geometric design while giving you lots of negative white space to make your embellishments pop off the page.  I created long photo mat strips across the double page to create a bit of timeline effect to fit multiple photos over the double page.






Monday, September 25, 2017

Doodlebug- Boo-ville!

September greetings!  In our family, we are passed the shopping or making kids Halloween costumes, but I still have very fond memories and wanted to create a daily doodle page to celebrate past Halloweens.  I plan on displaying the page in the 12x12 Doodlebug clipboard and then it will eventually be stored in a scrapbook album.


I thought it would be fun to incorporate a few inter-active elements.  Have you seen this awesome Card & Envelopes kit?  These shaped cards with coordinating envelopes are just awaiting your creative touch!  I used the small black square scalloped card and envelope set as the foundation for my interactive elements.


A fun peek-a-boo flip up was made from the little scallop card base.



The envelope was converted to a slider sleeve by adhering the envelope flap closed and cutting the top and bottom edges.  The purple card is pulled down to reveal a photo.



Strategically placed dimensional doodle-pops prevents the slider card from being pulled out too far or  slipping out the bottom.





Friday, September 15, 2017

All About Me page

We had a challenge on the Doodlebug blog to create an 'All about Me' project.  My approach here was to create some cute embellishment clusters relating to some random facts about me.


I kept the circular design elements consistent throughout the page.  I loved using the theme related washi tape to ground the embellishment clusters.   Hope you take some time documenting yourself, as memory keepers we don't do enough of this, have fun!!