Friday, November 22, 2013

Lori Whitlock - December Daily Kit and a Countdown Christmas

I had so much fun creating this Christmas Countdown using Lori Whitlock's newest December Daily kit available at Jessica Sprague.  I made the templates  to fit the boxes in photoshop, then used them as clipping masks and clipped the papers to them, resized accordingly and added a little bling.  I also used Epiphany Crafts Round 25 bottle caps on a few of the drawers.  The Christmas Tree box came from Hannah's Home Accents in Antioch, IL. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lori Whitlock - New Releases this week at Jessica


Hi there!  It's Friday and that means another new release from Lori Whitlock! 
Look at the adorable templates she's releasing this week.  The card above is just one of her new release in the Christmas Cards Set #4.  When I saw this card, I just knew I wanted to use this fun Christmas photo I took a two years ago of my sweet Golden Retriever.  It's so simple to create a fun, personalized Christmas Card with Lori's Templates.  You can simply just add a photo in Photoshop, or, if you're not a Photoshopper, she also offers the file in png format, that way you can easily use any photo software to simply add your own photo.  The only thing I added to this card was the "with love" text and the poinsettias... (they are from Lori Whitlock's Christmas "Reflections" collection available at Jessica Sprague.

In addition to the fun Christmas Card releases, Lori's got several 2014 calendars ready for you to personalize wit your favorite photos!   I chose this fun 3 photo template to make a handy year calendar for my refigerator.... (you gotta have one for the fridge... right?!?!?!).  Anyway... go check out the fun releases by Lori Whitlock at!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Heidi Swapp / Epiphany Crafts - Insta Christmas Mini Album

Hello!  I am so excited to show this fun and interactive Album I made for my Epiphany Crafts Project Featuring Heidi Swapp.  Yes, that's right.. this is Heidi Swapp week over at Epiphany Crafts!
I made this album to house all those Christmas IPhone photos I plan to take as well as a few favorites from recent Christmases past.

I made this album with a hard back book I bought at the Dollar Store.  I simply removed all of the inside pages and then added an extension on the back flap to make a magnetic closure.  Check out Heidi Swapp's My Craft Channel Tutorial for instructions on the magnetic closure.  I followed the exact same procedure except I used an actual book cover instead of chipboard.

The photo above shows the layers and layers of inside pages.  I used an Epiphany Crafts Round 25 tool, epoxy and charm to make the cute "Joy to the World chain inside.  Heidi's Believe  6 x 6 collection has so many fun pages that fit perfectly with the Round 25 tool

I'll flip though a couple of pages for you.  There are lots of blank pages and places for journaling and future photos.  It will be so easy to just pop the photos in as I get them developed.



That's a good look at most of the pages, if you'd like to see the album in it's entirety, check out my YouTube Video

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Countdown Freebies for the Epiphany Crafts Studio Shape Round 25 Tool

I Created these three sets of Christmas Countdown numbers to fit in the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 Tool.   I made Red, Green and Black, so you can match all of your Christmas Projects.  Just Click on the photo to download the color you want.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fall Fun with Epiphany Crafts

It's Fall Fun Week over at Epiphany Crafts.  For my Fall Project I made an 8-1/2 x 11 layout using the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Square 25 tool and some fun patterned papers.

I love how the die cut leaves turned out.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut our various leaves which I inked with Tim Holtz distress inks.  

The Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Square 25 Tool adds just a little something extra to the layout.  I really like how all of the patterns, colors are different, but blend very well with the fall theme.

By the way... the gang in the photo are my Son, Daugther and Son-in-Law and his siblings.  They did a photoshoot for his mom and I last year for Christmas.  I thought this was such a cute photo.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Welcome!  I'm so glad you're playing along on Lori Whitlock's blog hop.  You should have arrived here from Mary Moseley.   If you didn't or in case you got lost along the way, I have the entire list at the bottom of the post.  Make sure and check out all the fun Christmas Cards created with Lori Whitlock's products. 
Hi there!  I was so excited to hear about this Blog Hop!  What a fun way to get to know everyone and see a brief taste of Lori Whitlock's designs!   I made a variety of cards.  The first card is a 4 x 8 printable photo card.  It was super simple to make using Lori Whitlock's Echo Park Reflections Collection.   It is a huge collection and full of papers and ephemera.  A must have for the holidays!

Next up, some fun hybrid cards.

I made these cards using Lori Whitlock Christmas Day and Christmas Eve Collections  These two collections are especially fun for the younger ones in your life.  It's packed full of cute penguins, Santa, Christmas Trees, etc.  So super fun!For this card 
For this card I used my Silhouette and Lori Whitlock's Bracket Easel Card from the Silhouette Store Item #46299 and the Chritmas Day Collection  I added a little glitter to Santa's coat and hat for a little extra bling.

This card (center) was made with the Christmas Eve Collection and Lori Whitlock's Silhouette Card Chevron Shape  (Item #44887).  I added a little bit of glitter to the rim of the Penguin's hat and a bit of inking on the edges.

The last card is also the Christmas Day Collection as well as Lori's Silhouette "5 Label Shapes" for the Happy Holidays flag.

Now for the fun part.... Lori Whitlock is having TWO giveaways!   When you enter to win, please specify which you'd like to win. 

Enter to win here!!

As if that wasn't enough... here's a coupon code for 30% off your entire purchase at Lori Whitlock's store

Next up.......

You're almost done... hop on over to Lisa Bell's Blog and check out her Christmas Cards.

In case you want to go back to the beginning or catch any you may have missed, here's the entire list:

Thanks for playing along!   See you soon!!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

I'm a New Member of the Lori Whitlock Design Team - AND - A November 4th Blog Hop!!

I'm so excited to announce... I am now a design team member for Lori Whitlock!  I have been dying to share the news!  If you aren't familiar with Lori Whitlock, check out her blog.  She creates amazing digital files that can be used with the Silhouette or other digital die cutting machines, she creates fabulous digital papers and elements that are perfect for those hybrid scrappers and digital scrapper, she even designs for Echo Park.  You can find her products at Jessica Sprague, The Silhouette Online Store, or right there on her blog.

To announce all of the new design team members and reintroduce you to a few returning members, we invite you play along in a Blog Hop on November 4th.  We will be showcasing Christmas Cards!  Now is the perfect time to start making those homemade Christmas cards for your loved ones.   Join in on the blog hop to get some inspiration and fun ideas!   There are even a few giveaways and a discount code along the way!   The blog hop will start on Lori's Blog:

See you there!!!!
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