Sunday, July 27, 2014

Down by the Sea

I finally got around to making myself something for my craft room!  Anyone who knows me knows that I love lighthouses and being by the water. When I saw the Seaside SVG kit from SVGCUTS I just knew I had to put it together! To make it even more exciting there are areas within the lighthouse to place battery operated tea light candles!!  You can even use this as a gift box if you want!  Crafting with this in my room is going to be so relaxing!  On to the details...
The lighthouse stands a little over 15 inches tall. You can compare how tall it is to my lamp in the background.  To make this I used 4 pieces of white cardstock, one sheet of coordinating red cardstock, and paper from the By the Sea Collection by Graphic 45. Specifically, I used Splash and both sides of Set Sail. I wanted the lighthouse to look aged so I inked the edges in chestnut ink.  To finish this off I added 2 tea light candles (battery operated) in the bottom and the top of the lighthouse. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gone In 10 Minutes Layout

Gone In 10 Minutes Layout

What an adorable way to document your child learning to ride their bike! I wanted a way to show the action of my son learning to ride his bike without training wheels and I think this layout did the trick!

To create this layout I used "My First Bike" from Scrappydew Creations and the film strip and chevron is from the silhouette store 4 Borders #24503. I used the negative space for the chevron.
The photo mats fit a 4x6 and 3x4 photos. The film strip fits 4 photos measuring 2.4 x 1.6.
The background papers measure 12x12, 11.5 x 11.5, and 11x11.
Journaling was printed on the 11x11 background.

The boy on his bike measures 4.9"

I created the title using the Airstrike font from I used an extra wheel from the bike and sized it to fit the title.  I then created 2 offsets and added doodling to finish it off.
Additional products used: Echo Park We Are Family By Lori Whitlock and homemade enamel dots.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Yappy Birthday

At what point do I say enough is enough with the card in a box? LOL! I just can't help myself and they're sooo easy to throw together. They're just so versatile and all kids love to receive them! My daughter was invited to her friend's birthday party and her friend asked for a donation to an animal shelter as her girft. So, I decided to use the Little Yorkie file at Scrappydew Creations to create this.
Yappy Birthday was created using the Lakesight font from I created this by making an offset and then using the print and cut feature in the silhouette software. 
Have you ever wondered how you're supposed to write a little message on this style card or how to add a little money or gift card? Well, here is my solution to all this! I created a back panel to write a little sentiment on and also added a little pocket to add money or a gift card too.  This specific sleeve is item #23185 at the Silhouette store.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Come subscribe to my youtube channel to get my most recent videos!  This is a video for "The World Is Your Playground" layout... 

The World Is Your Playground Layout

Today I'm sharing a 2 page layout I made using a couple files from Scrappydew Creations.  I used the Tree House Fun and the Slip and Slide Kids 2013 files.

Tree House measures 10.3"
Sun is from the Slip and Slide Kids 2013 file and measures 2.7"
Photo mats are 3 1/2"x 4 1/2"

Title was created using font from called Beautiful Every Time.
Little girl and tree measure 9.5"
Photo mats are 4 1/2"x 3 1/2" and 6 1/2"x 4 1/2"

Girl and tree were flipped horizontally in the silhouette software. The girls hair was replaced with the "Michelle" hairstyle from the Scrap Factory Doll Factory.

Other products used: Carta Bella Cool Summer and Best Of Basicgrey 12x12 paper stack.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Baseball Card in a Box

In the hustle and bustle of planning my son's 7th birthday I totally forgot about his birthday card!! I couldn't understand why my son kept asking if it was ok to come into my craft room today. Then I realized he must have thought I was making his card!LOL!  He has been requesting a card in a box since I made my daughter's back in March.  After realizing what was going on I knew I had to get busy!  My son LOVES baseball and so I used the Scrap Factory Sports Expansion pack to create this card. 
I used the accessories from the Sports Expansion pack (ie glove, ball, bat) to decorate the card. 

Probably my most favorite of the card...I used a wood grain embossing folder and my cuttlebug to add the wood grain on the bats! I love the details it gave them! 

I did a print and cut Happy Birthday with an offset.  The font is Brannboll and is from

Faux Stitching


I also added nesting stars to fill in some empty spots in the card.
Today I'm sharing a 12x12 layout I made using a few files. The Fairy is part of the new Fairy Expansion pack from Scrap Factory. The mushrooms and butterflies are all from Scrappydew Creations Garden Gnomes and Butterflies files.