Sunday, July 29, 2012

Beach Bag

I saw this Bag in a Box tutorial on Doodlebug Designs Blog and thought it would be perfect to turn into a beach bag to give friends for a cute summer gift!!  I added some beachy die cuts and this is what I came up with:

(dies used: 2x2 glasses, 2x2 flip flops and Label-It kit)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Beachy Card

Adding a little sand to create something new and using Club Dies from June and July ~ makes me want to go to the beach!  Product Spotlight: Echo Park Paper ~ Paradise Beach Collection.
(dies used: Nesting Pinking Squares, Nesting Squares, Life Preserver and Glasses Club dies)


Another great paper line for the new Maritime dies is Authentique ~ Fresh Collection.

 (dies used: 2x2 Anchor, Nesting Squares and Tab-it Kit)

Love the saying on the postcard sheet from this line so had to utilize it on a card:
(dies used: Nesting Squares)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Quick & Easy Layout

I love the pocket page protectors by We R Memory Keepers ~ you can use many pictures on a 2-page layout without looking too busy and still get to embellish. You can also do a layout in minimal time, guess that's why these protectors are called "Made Easy"! Product Spotlight: Fancy Pants Designs ~ Summer Soul Collection.

 (dies used: Carousel Font, 4x4 Sugar Cookie Font, Nesting Squares and 4x4 Scallop Doilies)
(dies used: 4x4 Ring Master Font, Nesting Circles, Nesting Squares and 4x4 Scallop Doilies)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Well I guess they say "the best form of flattery, is copying" but what do they say about stealing??  I'm going to take it as a "job well done" ~ I'm just a little confused about the sense of entitlement that is out there about just "taking" other people's stuff??  Anyways, on a positive note, with re-creating the berry container, I found a free printable for a cute sign you can place in the basket!  You can find the printable here and it gives you 4 different signs, for Mom, Teacher, Grandma and Friend ~ enjoy!!
(dies used: Berry Container, Nesting Squares and Nesting Lace Squares)

Oh, and I had to re-do this one too ~ guess it's the containers that are attracting!! Smiles!!!
(dies used: Petal Container and 4x4 3D Butterfly)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Cards

Here are a couple of summer inspired cards, one using the new Sail Boat die. Product Highlight: American Crafts ~ Shoreline collection.
(dies used: 4x4 Sail Boat and Nesting Circles)

(dies used: Nesting Circles and Nesting Squares)

Saturday, July 21, 2012


I'm enjoying the new 2x2 dies in the Maritime Collection!!  Here is a card I made with the whale die:
(dies used: Hello.Goodbye., Wave Edges, Scallop Edges and 2x2 Whale)

Thursday, July 19, 2012


The new Maritime Collection is awesome!!  The crab is one of my favorites, he is too cute!!  Here is a recipe card I did using him for my August Recipe class:
(dies used: 2x2 photo corner, Nesting Pinking Circles and 2x2 crab)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Daily Schedule

To keep my kids busy this summer and on somewhat of a schedule, I made up this frame. Of course days change on a dime, but at least I can point them to the frame if looking for something to do!!
I got inspiration from Simple Stories blog and then just vamped it to suit my needs.
(dies used: Frame 1)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

QuicKutz Club Kits for July

QuicKutz Club kits for July are ready for pick-up!! Project this month is a bookmark with holder I made from the Pocket Die:
(dies used: Pocket, Scallop Doilies, 2x2 Butterfly, 2x2 Flower, 2x2 Leaf)

This month's exclusive die:

This die is so cute and glasses are such a big thing right now!!  I found a printable eye chart (here) where you can say anything and make your own which totally compliments this die!  Check out the cards I made with this die:
(dies used: Nesting Circles and Glasses ~ exclusive July QK Club die)
(dies used: Nesting Squares and Glasses ~ exclusive July QK Club die)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Back at it!!

Still organizing my daughter's room ~ think I was buried in there!!  Here is the container I made for her Monster High dolls with vinyl~ love the font I found that is almost identical to the logo for these dolls!!

New Maritime Release!

Lifestyle Crafts newest die release in stores tomorrow ~ July 17th!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thank You Bag

A quick and easy way to dress up a lunch bag for a thoughtful gift!

(dies used: Nesting Circles, Nesting Scallop Circles and Label-it Kit)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Flower Pot

I love finding cool pots I can use for paper crafting!!  Here I made the pinwheels out of the newest Pebbles Inc. line ~ Sunny Side. This paper collection is so bright and cheery, perfect for a display of pinwheels and a rosette. The flower and butterfly embellishments in this paper collection also added the perfect touch!!
 (dies used: Pinwheel, Rosettes, Nesting Circles and Nesting Squares)

Monday, July 2, 2012

4th of July tubes

I made these tubes and filled with USA tootsie rolls for 4th of July treats:

(dies used: Pinwheel and 2x2 stars)

4th of July cards

One simple die makes simple cards:
 (die used: Nesting Stars)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Genius Ultimate Platform

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new platform system by Lifestyle Crafts ~ I'll keep you posted with exact date once I've received that from Lifestyle Crafts of when we can expect our order!!

Die cutting and embossing have never been easier thanks to this innovative new platform from Lifestyle Crafts! A magnetic platform that holds dies in place? Genius!
This system includes two mats, one for embossing and one for cutting (see the chart below for more details on each mat). The cutting mat is new and improved, longer-lasting with less curling. As a bonus, it includes a one-of-a-kind nesting die (a $24.99 value) for free!

genius ultimate platform

The Genius Ultimate Platform works with all leading die-cutting tools, so there is no need to buy a new machine! We know that many of you have already fallen in love with this product. How has it made crafting easier for you?