Thursday, May 19, 2016

"Happy Day" Card Set | Pebbles, Inc.

Do you like having a stash of fun cards on-hand?  I sure do!  I love being able to pull one out any old time so I can write in one to share with a friend!  The "Happy Day" collection is one of my all-time favorites from Pebbles, so I decided to pull it out and add some cards to my stash.  
"Happy Day" card set by @wendysueanderson for @Pebblesinc
When I'm making cards in bulk, I like to use the same basic design and then just vary the papers and embellishments. 
"Happy Day" card set by @wendysueanderson for @Pebblesinc

If you are interested in seeing my process step-by-step...please click HERE to visit the Pebbles, Inc. blog! 

"Happy Day" card set by @wendysueanderson for @Pebblesinc

A set of cards like this, wrapped together and tied with jute, would make a lovely gift as well - I'm thinking teachers might especially appreciate a cute little stack of notecards!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Easy Summer Hostess Gift | Pebbles, Inc.

It's almost summer, and you know what that means...it's picnic & barbecue season!  If you're like me, you like to take a little something extra along with you to enjoy a fun meal with family or friends.  I created a little bbq hostess gift a while back, and I'd love to share it with you! 
Quick BBQ Hostess Gift by @wendysuea with the "Fun in the Sun" collection by @PebblesInc.
You can never have enough mustard and ketchup for summer meals, right?!?
It was really easy to put together with the "Summer Days" collection from Pebbles, Inc. and my trusty Silhouette die-cut machine!
Quick BBQ Hostess Gift by @wendysuea with the "Fun in the Sun" collection by @PebblesInc.

I also had to dress up the bottles a bit, so I wrapped each one with patterned paper and then used some of the printed die-cut shapes from the Chips to decorate them just a bit more!
Quick BBQ Hostess Gift by @wendysuea with the "Fun in the Sun" collection by @PebblesInc.

You can check out the step-by-step tutorial on the Pebbles Inc. blog HERE

Shaped Summer Cards | Pebbles, Inc.

Hi there! I'm back again today, sharing a fun set of summer cards I created with the "Fun in the Sun" collection from Pebbles, Inc.!  Sometimes certain embellishments in a collection inspire something completely unexpected - that's what happened with the embellishments in this collection - namely the food/drink images!  I opened up the Silhouette Design Store and started hunting for shapes that coordinated with the chips, stickers, and other elements.  Here's what I came up with!

shaped summer card trio by @wendysuea with the "Fun in the Sun" collection by @pebblesinc
And here's a peek at the elements that inspired me:
shaped summer card trio by @wendysuea with the "Fun in the Sun" collection by @pebblesinc

You can read more about these fun shaped cards HERE on the Pebbles, Inc. blog!

shaped summer card trio by @wendysuea with the "Fun in the Sun" collection by @pebblesinc
shaped summer card trio by @wendysuea with the "Fun in the Sun" collection by @pebblesincshaped summer card trio by @wendysuea with the "Fun in the Sun" collection by @pebblesinc

shaped summer card trio by @wendysuea with the "Fun in the Sun" collection by @pebblesinc



A Quick and Easy Summer Gift | Pebbles, Inc.

Hi friends! With summer just around the corner, I wanted to pop in here today to share a fun little summer project I whipped up a while ago.


There really isn't anything more refreshing in the summertime than a tall glass of ice cold lemonade. Unless, of course, it's a cold bottle of sparkling lemonade - one of my favorite drinks ever! I love sharing my favorite treats with my friends and neighbors - but it's always even more fun to share a treat that's wrapped up to make it even more special! My project today is sharing a super quick and easy way to wrap up a fun and refreshing drink to share with a friend!


These cute bottles are super quick and easy to whip up!  You can find all of the details HERE on the Pebbles, Inc. blog!



 I love an easy summer gift! Now it will be easy for you to deliver some icy cold goodness to your friends!




Monday, January 18, 2016

slam dunk project | doodlebug design...

Hi friends! I just wanted to share another fun little gift project I created with the “Slam Dunk” collection to share on the Doodlebug Design blog recently!

Basketball season is underway, so this decorated water bottle, and a little note of encouragement will definitely come in handy soon!

The Slam Dunk collection is full of coordinating goodies - it really makes putting together themed gifts and projects really (really, really, really) easy!  Isn't the doodletape awesome?  It's one of my favorite parts of these sports collections - and I love that it lasts forever - I can make projects for the whole season (or the whole team) with it!!

I especially love these fun little shaped sprinkles - the basketball just looks like it's going to bounce right off the water bottle!

I don't think anyone can ever hear nice words enough - so a quick little pre-game note of enouragement is always a good idea!  This is just a 4x4 card mounted on a quick cardstock card base.  I added letter stickers and one little sticker - quick and easy!
Slam Dunk project by Wendy Sue Anderson for Doodlebug Design - Basketball Gift Idea!

Couldn't pass up the chance to make one more little tag for the bottle!  The doodle-pop basketball is darling!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I hope you're finding lots of inspiration for all of the basketball players in your life!


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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

november gratitude calendar…

Hi friends!  I recently took a turn sharing a "Daily Doodles" idea over on the Doodlebug Design blog!  I decided to make a fun gratitude calendar for November, a place to jot down a little something I'm grateful for each day for the entire month. 
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
I love that the squares are small, so I don't have to add a lot of detail - just a quick little something. I started with the bumblebee daily doodles base and added lots of stickers, embellishments, doodle tape, and accents from the "fall friends: and "give thanks" collections.
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
I also pulled out all of the coordinating alphabet stickers I had in my stash and used several different styles and colors to add numbers to some (not all) of the days.
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
Many of the stickers are added with foam adhesive dots.  Others are already 3-d, because they are doodle-pops!!
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
     Of course, Thanksgiving Day called for the turkey doodle-pop!  Isn't he the cutest?!?
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
I wanted to add this cute little notebook paper sticker to the top of my calendar page.  I embellished it with shaped sprinkles and stickers.
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
Here's a quick little tip - when you want to have stickers hang over the edge, sprinkle the sticky part that's hanging off with a bit of baby powder!  Wipe off the excess and now there's no more sticky left!
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you've been inspired to use a daily doodle sheet to make a gratitude calendar for yourself!  Have a great day!!
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Friday, October 16, 2015

how to make your own diy trick-or-treat container…

Well, hello friends!  Just popping in today to share a fun little project tutorial I created for the Doodlebug Design blog featuring their super cute October 31st collection.  I wanted to make a little Halloween treat basket to keep on my desk at work - because all of my co-workers appreciate a little chocolate pick-me-up during a long work day (and I feel much less guilty about eating chocolate if I'm sharing with my friends!).  I started with this little wooden crate, which originally held a fun little holiday cheese sampler - last Christmas!  See, you've gotta hang on to these things because you just never know when you're going to be able to re-purpose them.  Anyway, here's how it started:
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I measured the inside of the crate and cut a few different papers from the collection to line the insides (I didn't want stray candies escaping through the sides). I just used a bit of adhesive to secure the paper to the wood.
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The "trick or treat" washi tape was perfect to wrap around the wooden slats:
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Mr. and Mrs. Ghostie look awfully cute, holding hands in the back of the crate.  They are part of the die-cut set.
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And I thought they looked like they wanted to say something, so I added these cute speech bubble stickers.
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     Next, I covered the front of the crate with another fun patterned paper.
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     I thought this label sticker would be the perfect addition to the front of the crate.  I rubbed baby powder on the back to remove the stickiness and placed two mini clothespins to on the top.
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Here's a peek at the back.  After the stickiness was removed, I placed three foam adhesive squares so the label could pop off the front a bit, and the mini clothespins wouldn't be skeewhompus.
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See how nicely it sits right on the front of the crate?  Oh, I added a strip of the spiderweb paper to the front also, because I felt like the label kind of got lost in the business of the other paper alone.
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     And of course, I had to add these little trick-or-treating doodlepops to the front!
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     Isn't it cute??
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     The only thing left to do is add the treats!!  mmmmm...I LOVE Halloween!
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     So the next time you receive a gift in a cute little container, hang on to it!
Tutorial for a diy, altered trick or treat halloween container by Wendy Sue Anderson
     You never know when you'll be able to dress it up (ha ha, get it??)...
Tutorial for a diy, altered trick or treat halloween container by Wendy Sue Anderson
And fill it up with something yummy...
Tutorial for a diy, altered trick or treat halloween container by Wendy Sue Anderson
     To share with your ghoul-friends!
Tutorial for a diy, altered trick or treat halloween container by Wendy Sue Anderson
     Okay, I'll stop now...but really, pick up this fun collection and see how you can use it to create an eerily fun and spooktastic project!!
Tutorial for a diy, altered trick or treat halloween container by Wendy Sue Anderson
Happy Halloween - eat lots of treats and share them too! :)

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