Thursday, November 5, 2015

Doodlebug Design Goal Collection Layout

Hi Doodlebug fans - it's Tya and I am up on the blog today sharing a fun layout featuring the new Goal Collection and I must say as a full fledged soccer mom , this collection is amazing!! I was so excited to design with it! 
As I said , I am a die hard, tried and true soccer mom. My youngest daughter has been playing competition soccer for about 6 years now and I was tickled when I heard that Doodlebug was designing a soccer line, and it is perfect for my OODLES of soccer photos!  My daughter got the chance to train with one of the professional MLS soccer players from Real Salt Lake and it was so cool - So here's my layout showing some highlights of that awesome day!
One technique that I like to use when I have a lot of photos from one event is to resize the photos into smaller photos and make a grid layout. For the layout above my photos and papers are sized 3 inches by 3 inches. Another reason I like the grid technique is I get a chance to use a lot of different pattern papers on the same layout. I used the 6x6 paper pad for this layout. I like the use of a smaller scaled print so it doesn't get too busy with a lot of bold patterns. Just a little tip if you like grids like I do. :)

Here are a few close ups of the layout:

 I used the darling black and white washi tape on the journaling block. Doesn't it look just like a referee jersey? Love it!!

Doodlebug Pixies are the perfect embellishment for the pennant stickers to make an awesome looking flag. I also used one of the soccer balls from the Goal Craft Kit. I added some Tangerine Skinny letter stickers to add a pop of color to the title.

I added some word stickers from the This and That sticker sheet and mounted them on cardstock banners. The stars are from the paper craft kit and of course , I added some Sprinkles enamel dots  here and there to finish of the layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - hopefully I have inspired you to pull out all of those oodles of soccer photos you have and make a fun grid style layout with them! Happy scrapping everyone!

November Link Up over on Lori

Hi everyone! Hopefully you all had a wonderful October with all the Halloween festivities and fun that goes along with that! We are officially in November - one of my favorite months! Not only is it my birthday month, but I just love Thanksgiving! What a wonderful time it is to meet with friends and family and take time to reflect on all we are thankful for. I decided for my link up over on Lori Whitlock 's blog -  we will focus on giving thanks! Whether that is a festive Thanksgiving project or simply a beautiful thank you card to someone special - you decide!
For my project this month, I decided to add to my Thanksgiving decor and do a charger plate with one of Lori's beautiful sayings on it. Here is the project-

I used some vinyl for the saying.I used this one- Give Thanks Vinyl
Lori has a few other great sayings in her shop that would be wonderful to use on a charger plate. Check some of them out over on her Shop. I added a few enamel dots from the Story of Fall enamel dot set to the flourish part of the saying for an added pop.

I added a couple of lovely 3 dimensional flowers to my plate. I used this flower and this flower. The Sunflower has a brad from the Story of Fall Collection Decorative Brad set in the middle.To finish off the plate, I added a thin twine rope with some hot glue to the plate.

That's all there is to it ! This would make a great hostess gift if you are going to someone's home for dinner, or just do as I did and add it to your own home decor.
 Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Doodlebug Design Daily Doodles - Birthday Reminder Calendar

Hi friends -  I am so excited to share with you my project featuring the new Daily Doodles line. These calendar pages are so fun and so versatile as you have seen from the other projects my Design Team friends have shown you so far this week. For my project I decided to do a birthday reminder calendar page. Now in my family, birthday's are a big deal. Since both sides of my family live close we get to party a lot and there are a lot of family members to celebrate! What better way to keep track of who's birthday it is than to keep track of it on a customized calendar page.
 I had a great time decorating the calendar using oodles of  items from the Sugar Shoppe
and Hip Hip Hooray lines. Between the two lines I was able to get some really fun items on my calendar.
I added a few sprinkles of  sequins here and there on the calendar to make it feel more festive. I used some Simply Sweet letter stickers along with the Months cardstock stickers. 
 It's so fun to add photos of the birthday person in the squares next to their birthday. I printed out my photos to be about 1 1/2 inches square and mounted them on some textured cardstock.
I wrote in some of the names and I also used some Teensy Type stickers and some Grey Love Letter stickers to spell out the names and the date. They are the perfect size to fit in the squares of the calendar. I also added some glitter sprinkles, regular sprinkles, rhinestones and stars for some extra dimension and bling!
That's all there is to it! I hope I have inspired you today to go pick up a whole years worth of these awesome calendar pages. These would make a great Christmas gift to give grandparents! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Faux Chipboard Letters - Lori Whitlock Creative Team project

Hi there everyone - its Tya and I am here up on the blog today to share a neat technique with you. So I have a confession to make- I am a FONT JUNKIE! I love fonts and have oodles on my computer and I am always looking for fun and creative ways to spruce up my fonts. Lori has some of my favorite fonts and comes out with new ones all the time. So if you are a font junkie like me - this tutorial is for you!

So I wanted to share with you a great way to turn your favorite fonts in to faux chipboard letters. I love chipboard letters too - so this way, with the help of my Silhouette, I can turn my favorite fonts into chipboard looking letters! Let me show you how I did it!

First off, select a font. I am using  the  adorable LW Cirque Font for my project.  It can be found here on the Silhouette Store and here on the LW Shop. You can decide on the thickness of the letters you want. I wanted mine pretty thick so I cut out 9 letters.

 After all the letters are cut out , simply glue all the letters together in a stack. Here you can see the difference and see the dimension when all the letters are glued together. The stack in the picture isn't glued together yet, just wanted to show you the thickness-Didn't want you all to think I glued them all so crooked! :)
To add a little fun to the letters to make them look a little more realistic - I brushed a thin coat of Glossy Accents on to the top letter. The fun thing about this technique is you can also make the letters any size you'd like, something that you can't do with premade chipboard letters. My letters are about 2 inches wide and 3 inches tall.

 I made this really fun and simple Halloween frame to add to my home holiday decor. I got the frame from the dollar store and along with the letters,  just added some banner cut outs and some stickers and embellishments to dress is up. So it's an inexpensive project too!

I hope that I have inspired you to make some of these fun "chipboard" letters with your favorite fonts too! It's a great way to add dimension to your projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Files I used:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lori Whitlock Creative Team October Blog Hop

Hi friends - welcome to Lori Whitlock's October 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 and she is also doing a giveaway so make sure to stop back there!
So for my project today I got into the Halloween holiday spirit and decided to do a couple of my favorite treat boxes and bags. It was so hard to choose just a couple because there are so many darling ones to choose from but I decided on a cellophane bag insert and a tomb box that holds some ghost Peeps.
 So on the cellophane bag insert, I decided to use it on the outside of the bag instead of the inside. I added some sticky strip to the bottom and the inside back cover to hold a bag of treats inside it. I love mixing and using my cut files in different ways. Plus I loved the festive little bat on the bag and he was easier to see with the bag made this way. Add some cute stickers to the tag and you have a quick and easy treat bag just perfect for holding all that yummy candy!
One of my favorite holiday treats has always been Peeps, so imagine how happy I was when they made cute little ghostie ones for Halloween! I placed the ghosts in a cellophane bag and tied it of with some twine. I added more stickers and a sentiment to the tomb front and I loved how it turned out! 
Here are the files that I used :
- Cellophane Halloween Bag Insert - (Silhouette Store)
-3 Treat Bags (LW Shop)
-Tombstone Treat Box (Silhouette Store) (LW Shop)
Papers and Stickers are from Doodlebug Design October 31st Collection

Hopefully I have inspired you to check out all of the fun treat holders that Lori has to offer. Treats are always more fun to get when they come in a cute package don't you think? 

Made sure you 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!
 Next stop is Ashley's cute blog - make sure to stop by and see what she is up to this month!

And there is a giveaway also this month so don't forget to enter that as well! Thanks everyone!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Doodlebug Design October 31st Collection - Duo Pocket Treat Holder Tutorial

Hi there Doodlebug fans - I am here up on my blog today to share with you my October 31st Collection project. Can I just say - I LOVE Halloween! It really is one of my favorite holidays! One of the best things of course is being allowed to eat lots and lots of candy! So today I am sharing with you a little tutorial on how to make a cute little bag with 2 pockets you can fill up with treats! 

These little guys are so quick and easy to make and take no glue - its just a little scoring and folding! These would be great for classroom treats or Halloween party favors! Let me show you really quick how I did these -
1- Take an 8x8 inch piece of paper. Lay it on your scoring board and score right down the middle at  the 6    inch mark. Then score at 5 1/2 and 6 1/2.
2- Rotate your square a quarter turn to the next 2 points. Score at 4 and at 8.
3- Fold the 2 sides in. They will overlap.
4-Fold the paper over on the center score mark - the pockets will be on the inside.
5-Now fold the top flap up on the top score mark.
6- Fold the other side on the other score mark.
7 - This is what the pocket will look like once you have folded on all the score marks.
8 - Punch a hole in the top.

So easy and so fun right?
Here are few of the ones that I made. I used lots of pattern papers from the October 31st collection. I also used some stickers from the Icon Sticker sheet and some glitter sprinkles. For the tags I used a 1 1/2 inch scallop punch and a 1 1/4 inch circle punch .I used some Happy Halloween Doodles for the tags. The bag is topped off with some cute ribbon and the brand new Doodlebug Chunky Twine!

Hopefully I have inspired you to make a few of these for your special little trick or treaters! Candy always tastes better when it comes in a cute package right? Happy crafting everyone!

Monday, September 28, 2015

LorI Whitlock Creative Team - The Story of Fall Banner

Hello Lori Whitlock friends! It's Tya here up on the blog today. To officially welcome Fall to our home, I decided that a cute banner was just what my mantle needed! So I decided to use the adorable Story of Fall line to make this fun and festive project. Let me show you what I did!
So I found a banner base that I liked and cut 4 of them out on my Silhouette. The file I used didn't have 2 holes punched in it to string the twine through , so I just made a couple and placed them on the top two corners of the base. I then covered the bases with a few fun pattern papers from the Story of Fall Collection.
I then cut out 4 ovals and used my Silhouette Sketch Pens to draw an orange border on the ovals. Then I used the darling LW Homemade font and cut out the letters F A L L out of brown cardstock and added them to the top of the cream ovals. I then cut out a few leaves. 
 If you notice on the leaves, there is a pattern embossed on them. I was able to get my hands on the new Silhouette Curio machine and had a great time using the embossing tool with the Curio to get the patterns on the leaves. I found some really beautiful shimmery specialty paper that took the embossing wonderfully!
I added some chipboard elements from the Story of Fall collection to the banner shapes.

I also added some buttons and twine to the leaves for some added texture.
 That's all there is too it! I had alot of fun with this project and hopefully have inspired you to make this fun banner to get the fall season underway in your home too! Happy Crafting!

Files used:
-6 Banner Shape ( I added 2 holes instead of one) (Silhouette Store)
-Build a Banner (LW Shop)
-Fall Leaves ( LW Shop) (Silhouette Store)
-LW Homemade Font (LW Shop) (Silhouette Store)