Thursday, August 10, 2017

Home Sweet Home Mason Jar Sign


I recently started following The House that Handmade Built on Instagram and quickly feel in love with her gallery walls.  I'm so inspired by her talent. Hopefully I can have a galley wall like hers in our future home. While I wait for that day to come I may as well get started on my signs for my own galley wall.

Chippy paint, sunflowers, and mason jars seemed like the best first step toward my collection of signs. 
I put my Cricut to work and cut a stencil out of vinyl for the mason jar and my sunflowers out of 80lb cardstock. You can find the SVG files in Lori Whitlock's shop here and here

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 7, 2017

August Blog Hop-Thanks a Bunch Box Card

Hi there and Welcome to the  Lori Whitlock August Creative Team Blog Hop! I'm so glad you are here. You should have arrived from Anita Mulcahey's blog.

Here is the order.
Brandie Adams (you are here)
Brigit Mann (next stop)

For this hop I rehashed Easter Carrot Box Card. You can find it here in Lori's shop and here in the Silhouette store.

I cut one extra row of carrots placing it where the flower tab should go. I glued the carrots a little lower on the tab to get the tiered look. For the flower tab I trimmed and glued it to the inside front of the box.  

Box cards always make such a wow factor. If you haven't tried one yet give it go, Lori  has a video tutorial on how to assemble one.  The patterned paper is from the Happiness is Homemade 6x6 paper pad by Echo Park.

How about a few deals for you?!  

Take 30% off your entire purchase in Lori's Shop!! Use code AUG2017 at checkout. Have you seen all the cute new Fall cards in the shop yet?! So cute!

This file is FREE today!  No code is required just add it to your shopping cart.

And last but not least how about a chance to win a $20 gift card to Lori's shop! WooHoo!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it for me today head on over to Brigit Mann's blog for the next stop.

Thanks for hopping along today!


Bird House Birthday Card

Hi there!

I'm up on Lori Whitlock's blog today with this adorable shape card. For more details go check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Happy Camper Box

Hi there!

My first post as a Lori Whitlock Design Team member is live! Go check it out here!

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Succulents Wreath

Hi there!

I'm probably jumping on the cacti/succulent bandwagon a little late but I have been thinking about this wreath project for awhile now. When the succulent thing first started popping up I remembered my mom had some in a flower bed called hen and chicks. I loved them then and love them now.

After perusing Pinterest for some color ideas I settled on a few shades of green and a dark purple. After I had everything cut out I inked the edges of the succulents heavily with shades of coral, green, dark purple. The cut files came from Lori Whitlock's shop. You can find it here. The wreath base I picked up from Hobby Lobby and the gold enamel dots came from my stash.

I went back and forth with adding a burlap box to the top but settled on leaving it as is. Maybe if I can find one I like I will add it. I like how it turned out and cant wait to hang it on my front door.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fathers Day Brag Book

I had been looking for something to make for my husband for Fathers day and came across this little book in Lori Whitlock's shop and thought it was perfect. It was really easy to assemble and decorate.
I used the Dragon Tails paper collection from Doodlebug. Such a darling line!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

USA Banner

Wower! its been a while. Amazing how quickly real life can get in the way of your hobbies, me time, crafting.. After two months of a paper buying dry spell I came across this super cute line of paper by Authentique called Heroic. The colors are so rich, the images spoke to my America loving heart, and the plaids, just beautiful.  I knew what I wanted to put together as soon as I got my new haul home.

The cut files are all from Cricut Design space. I also picked up some ribbon and lace trim from Hobby Lobby. The sparkle stars I had in my stash. Thanks having a look.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Love You More Layout

I have a love hate relationship with traditional scrapbooking. I love the creative process, the paper, and the beautiful finished work. But it takes me forever sometimes, I get discouraged because it doesn't look as cute as I envisioned, and so I stop. My memories don't get preserved and I'm sad.

I have found a remedy to my problems.. and I will talk about that in another post in the near future. But for now. I have been inspired by the girls on the Paper Issues blog. They have all kinds of tips and tricks to keep you motivated and inspired. Monthly sketches, Scraplifts, and free cut files just to name a few.

This layout was inspired from a recent Scraplift Sunday post. The paper I used comes from the Authentique Beloved collection. The love you more cut file is from Cricut Design space.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

You Float my Boat Card

While I was at my local favorite scrapbook store I came across this paper by Authentique, so cute. I knew what I wanted to do with that heart and anchor paper instantly.

This card svg is from Lori Whitlock's shop. There are several in the valentines collection. All very cute and definitely give your valentine a wow if you make them. They come together very quickly so several could be made up in mo time.

My Funny Valentine Banner

I don't know what it is about Valentines day paper, but I want it all! This paper by Pebbles Inc. Is one of my favorites this year. The cute little sayings, the color pallet, and the images. Ahh! So cute.

The Donut!
The paper collection includes a sheet of 2x2 images. As hard as it was I cut it up and used my favorites for this banner. I then added a scalloped red square to the 2x2, cut some simple pennant's, and assembled. Instant cute.