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June Bug

Happy one-day-closer-to-the-weekend day! I'm just getting to all of the goodies that I've shared this month over at  DOODLEBUG DESIGNS So, I thought a "June Bug" post would be appropriate :)
"My Sweet Trio" Layout is a take on this Page Map sketch by Becky Fleck. All papers are from the Fruit Stand Collection
The entire design team picked a different sketch to use, so be sure to check out the blog!
Originally a "father's day" themed card, but I think that it could be used for any dad-day-occasion :) All papers are from the Stars & Stripes Collection
Sydnee gave this card to one of her teachers at the end of the school year. This was made for Doodlebug's "Summer Inspiration" segment using the Fruit Stand Collection.
And Doodlebug isn't just for fun girl's stuff, we have a masculine side too! Here I used Boys Only Collection, along with DB cardstock and Take Note.

Sweetness & Art Glitter

Authentique Paper and Art Glitter are teaming up this month to bring you tons
 of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Art Glitter products!
I'm happy to be bringing you a cool, sweet treat and just in time for Summer! When I first laid eyes on the Sweetness Collection I knew that I wanted to create an
 ice cream cone shaped mini album;  I found the perfect shape on the Cricut 
"A Child's Year" Cartridge.  To begin I cut a brown cardstock at the 11" setting and then
 cut the inner (patterned) papers to 10".  A good thing to remember (if you're using a Cricut for this)
 is to 'flip' the second image so that it mirrors the front page exactly.
 Here's a look at the mini all put together:
I was so excited to work with Art Glitter's beautiful products for the first time;
I think it really added to the charm of this whimsical album.
As you can see, on the cover I added one of the transparent glitters from the
"Butterfly Collection" to th…

Little Yellow Bicycle + May Arts + Xyron

Little Yellow Bicycle is hopping with two great partners this week: MAY ARTS & XYRON

In my last design team assortment from LYB I received a Chipboard Banner Kit and  I just could not wait to decorate it!  I thought the cute shapes would look darling dressed up in Vintage Summer and beautiful May Arts ribbon
With the Chipboard Banner Mini Album you can mix the pages any way you'd like!   For this mini's cover I chose to layer the triangle shape onto one of the pennant shapes;  it added some extra dimension and I love the red checkered print as a backdrop for the embellishments.  Using the red swiss dot ribbon by May Arts, I created a couple of small ribbon roses for the front. 

Xyron'sSticker Maker came in so handy when I got ready to add a border of ribbon to one of the pages. As you can see, just insert the ribbon into the slot and pull the tape through on the other end. When you peel off the backing you will find a nice, even layer of adhesive on whatever you've sti…

All Things Bella Blvd

A good Thursday morning to you!  My family and I have just returned from  a little camping getaway.  Since I didn't do much more than lay outside in a recliner and  read books, I can't figure out why I'm sooo tired LOL  I did complete 5 loads of laundry when we got home and have two more to get done today.  Just the thought of all of that laundry is probably what exhausted me :)
In the meantime, I was up on the BELLA BLVD blog on Tuesday, as well as today.
I honestly love to be given a palette of pigment and then told "go with it!" So this month's inspiration board was a lot of fun to work those colors!
I added a splash of color to the chevron paper by applying some Designer Tape over a portion of it.  For this card I wanted to show how the patterned papers can be turned into beautiful blossoms.  Each flower was given two layers, along with a smaller flower and button in the center.  Using a stylus and molding mat, you can give shape…

Guesting at Petaloo!

I am delighted to be the June Guest Designer with Petaloo!   I've had several team-up opportunities between Petaloo and other companies and each experience  reminded me how much I truly love working with Petaloo products. I was equally excited to  learn that Petaloo would be teaming up with Graphic 45 this month in celebrating all things  Summer, patriotic and beach!  For my project today I'm sharing a grapevine wreath that I  dressed up for the contains stars, red, white & blue and a beach theme... it just says "Welcome, Summer!"
 I started off with two pre-cut stars that I had on hand.  I used the backs of the Graphic 45 "Place in Time" papers to cover the stars.  After machine-stitching around the perimeter,  I spritzed each with a little walnut spray and distressed the edges.
 After deciding on the focal piece to cut out from the "July" portion of the collection, I used the  remainder of the patterned paper as the backdrop for …

An Irresistible Mini Album

Good Monday!  Today I'm bringing a gate-folded mini album featuring the IRRESISTIBLE COLLECTION by Authentique Paper Many of you will love the black and white palette as it is, but others may like the idea of being able to customize the beautiful papers with color!  I can honestly say that I would not try this with just any paper, but with Authentique's paper it worked like a charm.
Here's a peek at the front of the album: Now, let's begin with the how to put our gate-folded album together:
Cut desired patterned paper to 6" X 12"Cut two pieces of chipboard (I used a medium weight) to 2.75" X 6" and one piece 6" X 6"Lay the two smaller pieces to each end of the paper and adhere with a strong adhesive tapeCenter the 6" piece evenly between the two outer pieces of chipboard (as shown); adhere  Next you will crease the paper around all four edges of the chipboardFor the inside of the album, choose another piece of 6" X 12" pattern…