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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lori Whitock Creative Team July Blog Hop

 Hi friends - welcome to Lori Whitlock's July Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Cathy's blog or you can start at the very beginning at Lori's blog where you can pick up this darling freebie!


   So- I am in love with all of Lori's darling belly box animals - and this week she added an animal that I knew I just HAD to use - Say hello to the Hedgehog Belly Box! Isn't it darling? My cute little sister adores hedgehogs - so I knew that I wanted to whip up this box just for her. 

I added some shiny Bon-Bon Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design for the eyes and nose of the hedgie.
 I filled the box up with some Hershey Hugs and added a cute "Sending you Hedge-Hugs" sentiment using the adorable new LW Apricot font and a cute tag from Lori's shop. I also added an epoxy heart for a pop of color and a few different types and textures of ribbon to finish off the bag.

That's all there is to it! The box comes together so quick! And how cute is that little face?? I hope my sister likes it :)



Here all the files I used to make my project:
-Hedgehog Box (Silhouette) (Lori Whitlock Shop) 
-LW Apricot Font (Silhouette) (Lori Whitlock Shop
-2 Tags (Silhouette)
 

 Thank you so much for stopping by! Check out Lori's promotions she has going on with this month's blog hop - she always has such great sales- don't forget to check them out!

And this month's giveaway is so easy to enter - simply leave a comment on the Lori Whitlock blog for a chance to win a  $20.00 gift card to Lori's shop.


Next stop is Ashley's cute blog - make sure to stop by and see what she is up to this month!
Thanks again for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lori Whitock Creative Team June Blog Hop

 Hi friends - welcome to Lori Whitlock's June Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Cathy's blog or you can start at the very beginning at Lori's blog where you can pick up this darling freebie!


Lori came out with a few darling digital sets this last week and I knew I needed to add them to my digital vacation album. We love going up to a lake close to our home with some of our neighbors every year. The colors of this kit were perfect for my beachy pictures so I did a 2 page layout featuring some of my favorite shots from this trip. Lori's Life Templates are so awesome and made these layouts go together so quickly! 
These are so great to work with - I love filling in the boxes with all sorts of elements! Here are the files that I used:
All of these files can be found at Lori's shop on Snap Click Supply
  Thank you so much for stopping by! Check out Lori's promotions she has going on with this month's blog hop - she always has such great sales- don't forget to check them out! 

Check out this fun new Instagram promotion going in in conjunction with this months blog hop - head on over to Lori's Instagram page at @loriwhitlock at 11:00 AM Eastern time. Follow us and that gets you entered to win this fabulous prize pack!



Next stop is Chrissy's blog. Stop by and take a peek at her darling work!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Kitchen Shaped Cards with Tya

Hi there everyone! I am here to share with you a couple of new and adorable shaped cards that Lori has designed. I fell in love with them the second I saw them and knew I wanted to design some right away!
I decided to make the scale and toaster shaped cards and to add a little fun twist - I added a cute little "punny" sentiment on the inside using a few of my favorite fonts designed by Lori.

The first card is this adorable toaster. I used the Toaster Shaped card (found here in the Silhouette store)
On the inside I used the Nested Labels Set 3 (found here in the Silhouette store) and the LW Skinny Type Font (found here in the Silhouette store).
For this card I used the Vintage Scale card (found here in the Silhouette store).
On the inside I again used the Nested Artisan Label and this time I used the darling LW Be Mine font (found here in the Silhouette store).
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! Hopefully I have inspired you to pick up these new adorable cards and have some fun designing them!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lori Whitlock Creative Team - May Blog Hop


Hi friends - welcome to Lori Whitlock's May Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Cathy's blog or you can start at the very beginning at Lori's blog where you can pick up this darling freebie!

So for my project this month I chose a couple of files I have been wanting to try for a long time. One of the reasons I have always loved Lori's designs is because she is amazing at making 3D items out of paper that look like the real thing. I have always wanted to try her 3D paper frames and then I just expanded from there with a paper easel and a gorgeous 3D flower. 
Here are some close ups:




Aren't they so fun! I had a great time putting these together! I used the following files:
 Thank you so much for stopping by! Check out Lori's promotions she has going on with this month's blog hop - she always has such great sales- don't forget to check them out! 


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Teacher Apprciation gifts with Doodlebug Design's Back to School Line

Hi there Doodlebug friends! With the school year winding down, I was so happy to be able to use Doodlbugs' new Back to School line to make a fun card and gift card holder  to show appreciation to my kids favorite teachers! I adore the primary colors with the pops of classic black and white! They are just perfect for any school related project! Here is what I did-

I used my beloved Silhouette machine to create a gift card holder and an adorable fun fold Step Card to make these gifts for teacher. I used the 3D Envelope Pencil Holder Gift file and the Square Center Step card files.
For the card I used the 6x6 paper pad because I love the smaller scale of the pattern papers when making cards. For the card sentiment I used a sticker from the This and That sticker sheet. The orange star and pencil are stickers from the Icon Sticker Sheet. I also used one of my all time favorite washi tapes - the Tape Measure washi tape along the bottom edge. Some black and white bakers twine and a bright red button finish the card off.
The other project is a really fun gift card holder with the cards on pencils. I thought this was so clever! I used more papers from the 6x6 pad for the little envelopes the gift cards are in and then some black cardstock and the adorable primary polka dots pattern paper for the base. It's finished off with the tape measure washi and the twine and red button like on the card above.
To finish the gift card holders off , I added some of the awesome school sprinkles shapes to each of the little envelopes.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hopefully I have inspired you to remember those awesome teachers in your kids lives and make sure to show them some love with a darling gift using the Back to School line!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend - Mother's Day Gifts and Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone - it's Tya here to share with you 2 super fun cut files from Lori Whitlock. I decided with Mother's Day being just around the corner that I would get a jump start on my gifts- so I wanted to share with you what I did! My mom is very crafty and creative and I tell people I inherited my creative gene from her so I know that she appreciates anything hand made, so finding a card and gift box for her was something I knew I wanted to do. Plus if you will notice a little theme running with my projects with the Diamonds - they are a girls best friend after all right?

This last week Lori put out some amazing new fun fold cards and I was so excited to try the Double Diamond Fold card out. I loved all the different pattern papers from the Echo Park Jill collection by that I got use on this card. Definitely one I will be using again!



I also kept with the diamond theme and used the Necklace Box to hold a little sparkly necklace for my Mom. Darling box that was the perfect size to hold a necklace and some earrings in.


Thanks for stopping by and visiting the blog today! Hopefully I have inspired you to try out one of Lori's new cards and to make something special for that special lady in your life. Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Using Your 6x6 Paper Pad Scraps - Tutorial with Tya

Hi everyone! I'm here to share with you a fun tutorial today. I adore, like really adore 6x6 paper pads. They are the perfect size for card making, but inevitably I am always stuck with oodles of little scraps after I am done with my projects, so today, I wanted to share with you a quick and easy tutorial on how to use up those scraps.


First-  I gathered up my supplies to make my card. I am using the 6x6 paper pad from the Jill collection that Lori designed for Echo Park. I am also using the decorative brads, chipboard stickers and element stickers.
I also used a sheet of kraft cardstock.

Next I opened up the Silhouette. I like to used the grid function when I am dealing with scraps. The Grid is on the far right side of the toolbar. To make it true to size, I do 1 inch spacing and 1 divisions - this basically makes (12)  1 inch squares along the top and sides so it is just like the Silhouette mat.

Now, I find my card shapes and lay them out on the workspace. I try and utilize the mat and lay my shapes out evenly so they will be easy to cut out.  I used the Card 1 shape (Lori Whitlock Shop) or a2 Flower Card (Silhouette Store).



Now this next step, it's just what I do when I cut scraps, I am sure there is an easier way, but this is what I like to do because it is pretty fool proof. So I take a scrap piece of paper and cut out all my shapes. I like to do either white or kraft because I save these and can use them on another card. So I lay out all my shapes and cut them out.
Here is where those pesky cut marks, like the one below, that we get on our mats come in handy. I take my real papers and basically lay them over the cut marks that were previously made.


Now the shapes are all cut out and we were able to use up some of those little scraps- AND we only had to make ONE cut! This is such a time saver! No having to guess or measure exactly where the papers are, just lay them over the cut marks and you are set!
 Here is the finished card -

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you to pull out all those scraps and have fun creating beautiful cards! Have a great day!