Saturday, February 2, 2013

Last Minute Valentine Holders

I needed something quick and easy for my third grader's class Valentine holders, and this is what I came up with in about 15 minutes... that's how I roll!   I have a box of 250 of these Kraft bags that I got a few years ago super duper cheap, and I am still finding ways to use them up, so I knew right away that these would be the "holders" of choice.

First, I hand cut a heart (old school folded paper style) out of some leftover Hobby Lobby Christmas tissue paper, that is actually pretty stiff for tissue paper.  I used decoupage to attach it to the bag and give it a little bit of a sturdy base.  Then using my Cricut, I cut out the name in this adorable font (that was totally free*) in black vinyl, and applied it over the heart.  The bow is a strip of cheap black felt that I tied in a knot and glued another hand-cut heart from red felt to the center of.

*The name of the font is called MTF Jumpin Jack, and can be found {here}, at Miss Tiina Fonts.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Cupid's Arrows...$1 covers the entire class, and then some!

I {heart} Target's Dollar Spot for class treats, and this idea is no exception!  I picked up a 35 stick pack of Pixie Sticks for $1, and turned them into Cupid's Arrows using my heart punch!  So fast and easy-- my favorite kind of project :)

Each arrow requires 6 punched hearts.
2 for the point...
 and four (folded in half) for the feathers...
We finished it off by adding a simple greeting with a mailing label.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's Blog Hop Time!

We're so excited to be hopping today with the gang at Ribbon Carousel!
My card features this yummy ribbon...
and my favorite fat turkey from Whimsie Doodles!
I added dimension to the body of the turkey by coloring a second image, cutting it out, and adding 3D dots.  I also added some fun dots and swirls with a white gel pen to make his feathers a little more sassy!  The sentiment was made by me on my computer.

Now, lets talk prizes!   

Hop along with us today and leave some blog love for our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates and the Whimsie Doodle designers to be eligible to win one of the 2 prizes up for grabs!  We'll select 2 random commenters from 2 randomly selected designer blog, so be sure to spread the love around!

The Whimsie Doodles prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to the Whimsie Doodles store, and the RC prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to the RC store

Ready to Hop?!

So glad you're hopping with us!  Prizes will be selected randomly from comments left on the DT blogs!  The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Hop will run through Friday, November 16 at 11:59pm EST.  Blog Hop winners announced Saturday!

1. Candace Pierce  6. Kim O'Connell  11. Piali Biswas  16. Whimsie Doodles Blog  
2. Judy Rozema  7. Laura Whitaker  12. Shannon White  17. Ribbon Carousel Blog  
3. Jak Heath  8. Melyssa Connolly  13. Tangii Crain  
4. Jenny Peterson  9. Nikki Tanner  14. Wendy Ramlakhan  
5. Joy Stagg  10. Peggy Toole  15. Michele Lourenco  

*Coming Soon*Coming Soon*

If you're here for the Whimsie Doodles and Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop, never fear!  My blog is experiencing technical difficulties and will be updated shortly...  in the mean time, here is a blurry peek of my card for today :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

It's New Release Day at Whimsie Doodles!

Our Happy Friday just got a little bit happier!  It's new release day and we get to share our newest, most adorable new images with you for October.  Grab some coffee, enjoy the eye candy and visit the Divas' blogs to see the incredible creations that they have crafted using the newest images...

Without further adieu... say hello to our newest Whimsie Doodles' additions!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Oh Snap! It's Photo Lizzie!

Good Morning Y'all!
Today I am sharing a card I made using the super cute,  Photo Lizzie image from Whimise Doodles.
I paper pieced her camera and added some dimensional dots to make it stand out a little.  I also used Glossy Accents to make the lenses and flashes on her camera stand out.
I used a combination of Copics and Prisma pencils to color the image.  Here are the colors I used...
Thanks for coming by to visit!  Have a great Monday!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Halloween, Y'all!

Good morning blog world!  
Today I am sharing my project, which as a CD cover that I covered and embellished for a Halloween treat holder.  It features one of the adorable sentiments from the new Halloween Sentiments 2 set from Whimsie Doodles!

I covered the CD cover with flocked paper from My Mind's Eye.. yummy! I printed the sentiment twice, and paper pieced the witch's hat.

I covered the inside, too-- and plan to put a CD of Halloween Party songs on the left, and tuck some candy in the pocket on the right...

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Release Day at Whimsie Doodles!

Well it's been a few months since we've had a New Release and we're super excited to get back to new digi's on the 5th of every month.  Plus we have a brand new team and boy have they been busy :)  So let's get started with showing you what's new and in the store now.....
Here are some cards created by our awesome Doodlelicous Diva's!!

Laura Whitaker  (Lizzie Standing Witch)
 Shannon White  (Lizzie Standing Witch)
 Mary Johnson (Apple Lizzie)
 Laura Whitaker (Photo Lizzie)
 Joy Stagg (Lizzie Flying Witch)
Melyssa Connolly (Lizzie Standing Witch)
Stop by the store and see them for yourself!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Whimsie Doodles Sneak Peek!!

Happy September 1st!

We are just a few days away from our September release and I have a wee little sneak peak for you!  Today I am sharing a short and sweet teacher's gift project featuring the new Halloween Sentiments set!  This is just perfect for class treats and co-workers!

Eeeek! How stinkin' cute!

Keep checking back with us for the next few days to see more sweet little sneak peeks!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Fall, Y'all!

School is back in and a new season is on it's way, which means it is time to introduce you to our new Doodlelicious Divas at Whimsie Doodles!  You will see some familiar faces, and some newbies, too!  We can't wait to see what everyone creates this term!!  Drop by their blogs today and show them some love as we welcome them to the Doodlelicious family.

Nikki Tanner <You Are Here>

My project today features my favorite Gator!
Since my littlest one isn't quite old enough for camp like his brother, we adopted Gator (his favorite animal in the whole wide world) as our mascot for Mommy Camp! Here is our river rock collecting bucket that we used while he attended 'Camp Mamawatchi' in Cullowhee, NC!

And here are some of the real ones we saw at Lake Waccamaw, NC, a few weeks ago....they are not nearly as cute as the Whimsie Doodles' version!

Thanks again for stopping by! I will be seeing you again very, very soon :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thank you Melyssa!

Today some of the Whimsie Doodles Doodledelicious design team members have decided to get together and host a Thank You Hop in honor of Melyssa Connolly.  Melyssa is the owner extraordinaire of Whimsie Doodlesand she creates all those adorable images that you can find in the Whimsie Doodle store.  Our design team term officially ended on June 30th, but we have all contemplated a sit in (stamp in) and we all agree the time went by too fast!  Each month Melyssa shared so many fun images with us and we wanted to take the time to say "thanks" and share with you our favorite Whimsie Doodles creation.
Here is the list of Doodlelicious Divas hopping today...

Nikki Tanner {You are Here!}

Here are a couple of my favorite Whimsie Doodles' projects from this year...

Love you Melyssa!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Scent-sational Blog Hop!

I was lucky enough to get a super special sneak peek of the newest Whimsie Doodles design for There She Goes Stamps, when Melyssa came to visit  couple of weekends ago....eeek!  The new release of "Scent-sational" (a 6x8 stamp set that includes a total of 28 stamps for $24) is coming soon, and I get to be part of the blog hop today!  How lucky am I???

Here are my cards using theses PUNgent (hee hee, get it?) cuties...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Good morning WHimsie Doodles fans!  

THank you so mucH for visiting today and playing along in our blog Hop for Emily!  Have you guessed wHat my letter is yet?  Keep reading and see if you get it...
My cards today feature BeacH Babe...
and SeasHell Mermaid...
I CASED this amazing layout from Melyssa Connolly!

Visit all of tHe following blogs (in no particular order) and retrieve a special letter from eacH one.  THen look at tHe jumbled letters and unscramble tHem!  THe word scramble solution will be your special discount code* for tHe WHimsie Doodles store, and tHis super cute image will be yours!
*THe code will be good until midnigHt Friday!

Visit tHese Divas to collect your letters and see some super mojo inspiring projects!

Nikki {You are Here!}
THanks for joining in our fun, and come back to see us soon!
P.S.  If you Haven't figured out my letter yet, it is...

Friday, April 27, 2012

Adorable SpRiNg Images!

Today Whimsie Doodles is featuring several adorable images, all of which are perfect for your spring and summer creations!  Check out the projects from some of the Doodlelicious Divas!