Dec 3, 2023


 It is the most magical time of the year!  And the new GINGERBREAD KISSES collection is just perfect to document those magical memories.   The theme and color palette in this collection is ideal for a few pictures of my little nephew creating his gingerbread house for Santa.

It all started with the new Gingerbread Lane Doodle Cuts die. I wanted to create this layered design as a featured in my page, then build the rest around it.

I used Petite Prints, Gingerbread Kisses Patterned paper and coordinating solid cardstock to create the Gingerbread house and the small gingerbread men,  I pulled a few sprinkles to add the decoration to the house.  This was just so much to put together.

To build the page around the house die cut, my choice was to create a paper fold using the Sugarplums paper.  However, I added a piece of the Cookies for Santa as part of the fold, since the patterned helped with the overall design of the page.   Once the house was secured, I added extra decorations, and a title using Chit Chat pieces.

I backed the empty space created by the fold with cardstock and a piece of the Baking Spirits Bright paper.   The angle of the fold created the perfect placement for the photos.   Then it was all about adding a few extra embellishments using Bits and PIeces, puffy stickers, and Sprinkles.

I love how this turned out, and I hope that this inspires you to check the new GINGERBREAD KISSES collection. You will love it!


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Gingerbread Kisses collection

Stripes/dots Petite Print


Gingerbread Lane Doodlecuts

Nov 20, 2023


I hope you have all been enjoying all the inspiration using the new Doodlebug Home Chipboard Album.  Well, I have a new idea for your albums and one of my favorite Doodlebug collections, Hello Again.

I wanted something that could house everyday memories in a cute way.  So, I decided to go for a simple design for the cover of the album.  I used Petite Prints and Hello Again as well as the templates included in the album package.

I decided to split the inside pages on an easy formula for photos and journaling. I am using simple pages for photos, with interactive pages with space for journaling and extra photos. I repeat this throughout the album.

In addition, I am opting for using a combination of simple Petite Prints with patterned papers from the Hello Again collection for each of the page stops.  This helped me to easily combine patterns, and embellish the page.

I love large photos, and each page of the album can easily accommodate a 5x7 photo per page.  So, I decided to pair the large photo with an interactive element.  Gotta love how easily the patterned papers combine in each Doodlebug collection.

As I moved through the album, I made sure to stay with one of the collection colors as the starting point for the page. It made it easier to keep the album and patterned papers coherent and fun without overwhelming the pages as it album progressed.

I hope this inspired you to take  a look at the new Doodlebug House Chipboard Albums. You are going to love personalizing them with your favorite collections.



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Chipboard House Mini Album

Hello Again collection

Dots & Stripes Petite Prints 

Woodgrain Petite Prints

Fancy Frills Doodlebug

Nov 16, 2023

Altenew November 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hi there, and welcome to ALTENEW NOVEMBER 2023 MARVELOUS MONTHLY SERIES RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY .   You can check the list at the bottom of this post for all the blog hop participants.

Today, we are celebrating all the new Altenew subscriptions available in the shop!   And I just had fun with them,  let me show you what I have created:


I love the new CRAFT A FLOWER: FLOWERING DOGWOOD! I combined it with a HoneyComb Daisies cover plate die panel and a sentiment from BUILD A GARDEN: CHEERFUL COREOPSES  in this card.  

I am using the new BUILD A GARDEN: CHEERFUL COREOPSES to create the cover page of my July Album. To create the dimensional look of the flowers, I used the new BAG: CHEERFUL COREOPSES Add-on Die set .

The new Spark Joy: Black Hellebore Add On bundle  was the perfect way to add a story about me to my family journal.   I love the movement in this set, and it was so easy to color it.  I added a sentiment from the new  Build-A-Garden: Cheerful Coreopses to complete the spread.

This month's Dynamic Duo: Paradise Flowers  is beautiful, and a must in your stash.   I used the stencil for the background, then added the details for the flowers in the cluster with the stamp set ,then used the new Dynamic Duo: Paradise Flowers Add-on Die set to cut them out .  Once again, I reached for the Build-A-Garden: Cheerful Coreopses for the sentiment in this spread.

The new Mini Delight: Tea Rose Blossom might be one of my favorites from this release.  It was so easy to build each of the blooms for this pocket spread!

I hope these inspire you to take a look at the latest subscription release. To celebrate the release, Altenew is giving away prizes:

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $50 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 11/22/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/24/2023.

*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.

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