September 24, 2019

Christmas Blocks

I simply love Christmas almost as much as I love quilting. I decided to make a card that incorporated  both.

I started off by printing several papers from the Polkadoodles website. I got most of my Christmas papers from this awesome winter paper pack.

Then I printed and cut out this Winter Winnie picture from this design pack.

I measured and cut the papers into 2.5” squared. I arranged them how I liked them best then I adhered them to my 6x6” square. I placed my Winnie picture and a little sentiment I found on the Polkadoodles website.

To finish off the card I added a little snowflake brad and some pearls I had in my paper crafting stash.

I hope you enjoy my little card as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by!!


August 28, 2019

Hello everyone!!

This week I played around with some amazing Halloween papers I found on the Polkadoodle website. My house has been super crazy with all the back to school festivities so I'll keep this short and sweet.

My friends and I love a good Halloween bash. It is so much fun to dress up and have all kinds of spooky foods while we hand out candy to all the little kiddos. I decided to step up invites this year and this is what I came up with.

I simply printed the digital papers onto cardstock and cut them out into squares. I added black borders to them before printing. Then I printed out my little Winnie with her cute kitty.

Once everything was arranged I added a digi sentiment, some nuvo drops, and a dark gray rose at the bottom.

Thank you for looking!!


August 13, 2019

Retirement Card

I have heard the saying "Retirement is Bliss" thousands of times over the years. Today I wanted to celebrate a family friend's joyous occasion with an elegant card. I found this great printable retirement sentiment on the Polkadoodles website. I used a tag from this collection, opened it on the computer then sized my sentiment inside. Once printed I cut out the tag. Then I printed this distressed wood paper to use as my background.


 I found some amazing lace in my stash as well as these awesome paper flowers. I finished everything with a few nuvo dots in the corner. Super simple but it turned out so classy looking.

Thank you for reading!
xoxo, Lina

July 30, 2019

Christmas House

I think anyone that lives in a super warm climate going through the summer heatwave would love to escape even if just for a day to a cooler climate. Well today I am celebrating Christmas in July!!

Today's blog will be short and sweet. I made this adorably easy little house using papers and the amazing template from the Festive Fun collection at the Polkadoodles website.

Once I printed my papers and placed them on the template using foam tape I used some glitter and some of these little craft stones on my roof.

For my tree I printed 3 little trees the same exact size. One of them I did a mirror image of the others. Then I cut them out and scored them down the middle. I placed them with the matching backs facing each other and glued them together. Then I spread it out to make it a 3D tree in front of my house.

Sorry for the lack of pictures this time. I did most of this one on the go but I promise next time you will see more of my process. Any questions?? Comments are always welcome!

Thanks for looking!!
XOXO, Lina

July 16, 2019

It's a Girl!!

Hello everyone!! It sure is turning out to be a hot summer!! I cooled off in my craft room with this adorable Baby girl card. I used the following digital papers from Polkadoodles to make the card:

I used these Easter Pack  and this adorable Pink Polka dot paper. I know I have said this before but I was always apprehensive to use digital printable papers. I got some to try and instantly fell in love. If you have never used them there are some free ones (like the Easter Bundle) That have tons of options to get and play with.

I hid a sentiment under the flap on the front of the card. I printed the sentiment on a digital paper then cut it with a circle die. I used some Spectrum Noir ink on the edges to give it a little pop. I cut out the hearts behind the sentiment using the Sizzix Scattered Hearts die.

On the front of the card I colored the Winnie image using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I cut the image using a decorative die in my stash then attached to a hinge and finished it off with a small metal "love" embellishment.

I added some roses to the bottom of the card and then added a strip of lace from my stash.


July 2, 2019

Penny Slider Mermaid

It has been a whirlwind of a week but I managed to lock myself in my craft room for a bit to make this adorable little penny slider card. Let me say first that I am just completely obsessed with digital papers. I am so thankful that I found Polkadoodles and super lucky that they have such a vast variety of digital papers. I could (and have) spent hours on their site just looking at all the amazing goodies that can be found there.

Step one for me was picking out which digi papers to use. I finally settled on these: This one for the larger outside and This one for my inside with the HI Sentiment printed on top. I ran my paper through my gemini and using my multimedia nesting circle dies I created my base for the penny slider. I then trimmed the paper to fit on my card base. I then colored my mermaid with my Prismacolor pencils. I trimmed her out by hand.

I used distress paint around the edge of my card. Then I put some gesso and stuck down some white stones. Then I went around the border with gunmetal sparkle medium. I also used the paste around the smaller circle in the middle. Once all had dried I mounted the outside of the card with foam tape. Then I added a double layer of foam to my mermaid and her penny then set her aside. I placed the center circle with foam tape and slide my mermaid in. I put a little more sparkle texture on a rose and placed it in the corner.

June 18, 2019

Mermaid porthole card

I was looking for something original to make a dear friend of mine in love with Mermaids. When I came across the Winnie collection from Polkadoodles I thought the Winnie Best Friends digi was absolutely perfect!! I started by coloring the digi with my Spectrum Noir Markers. Then I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to create a water like sparkle background and added some accents to Winnie's tail and flowers.

I added a little Happy Birthday sentiment using this Polkadoodles Sentiment Collection.

For the front of the card I was at a loss. Now I'll admit I have never used printable papers before but I am absolutely in love and addicted now!! I used the Polkadoodles  Distressed Wood paper pack. I cut out a circle to simulate a porthole then shaded it a light tan to stand out against the woodgrain background. I added copper brads then mounted the porthole to my background using foam tape.

I cut out my net using the CC Fishing Net Die and placed it in the corners. I used a die cut anchor I had and added a bit of twine. I then placed more twine in the corner and added a wheel charm.