Thursday, September 8, 2016

Flea Market Collection: A Card, A Calendar & A Laptop by Courtney

Hello!!!! This is Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with some more Flea Market love.

Thank You Card
So, this might be my favorite card that I have ever made - and that is saying something.

The cute little mouse and the spool of thread were my first bit of inspiration.

Then the little marbles... so I had to get quite a one of those on there.

I grabbed the sentiment from the 6x6 paper pad and.... I adhered all of those onto a layer.... that.... I cut too small... yes, seriously. I was going to make this a white on white layering with a blank white background but once I cut it too small I almost cried - like for real. You know when you have one of those days where everything is going wrong and all three kids are going bazerko and you should really be making dinner but you just want to finish a card and then you cut it too small? yep. BUT as I hung my head in between my knees at my mistake my (just turned) 4 year old comes up to me, puts her hand on my shoulder and tells me, "It's okay momma. We'll fix it." I ask her, "Should we put some patterned paper behind it?" YES she exclaims and then we look through the 6x6 paper pad together. She is SURE that I should put the jars behind it. I hem and haw... and then... she is totally right. Her little feathers are fluffed, mommy is so thankful and we had an awesome bonding experience and she wanted to make more cards - for days. :) Inspiration can come from the smallest places.

doodlebug: flea market: 6x6 paper pad (5406)
doodlebug: flea market: icons (5355)
doodlebug: flea market: shape sprinkles: fall leaves (5316)
doodlebug: doodle twine: bumblebee (3208)

Here is our family's September calendar. It's going to get a lot crazier, but for now, this is it. :)

This was my super fun way to use the cute clips. I just used my utility knife to cut little slits in the calendar and tucked the paper clip behind. So fun! I will definitely be doing this again!

That fox!!!!

This was such a fun little scene to put together. I really wanted to use that darling truck and put a pumpkin in the back. The fancy frill from the This and That made the perfect contrasting element and then all the elements below came from the Odds and Ends. I love that script! 

doodlebug: flea market: matte sprinkles: fall assortment (5313)
doodlebug: flea market: shape sprinkles: fall leaves (5316)
doodlebug: flea market: mini doodle-pops: classic cameras (5335)
doodlebug: flea market: mini doodle-pops: autumn leaves (5334)
doodlebug: flea market: cute clips: flowers (5347)
doodlebug: flea market: cute clips: leaves and acorns (5346)
doodlebug: flea market: odds and ends (5352)
doodlebug: flea market: icons (5355)
doodlebug: flea market: this and that (5358)
doodlebug: daily doodles: limeade calendar (4931)
doodlebug: daily doodles: lily white months (4938)

I needed something fresh and new. I am not a "bold color/patterns" person really but these washi tapes were ALL amazing and I just felt mean leaving one out. So I just started at the top and worked my way down.

I eyeballed the whole thing making the washi tape line up against itself. It turned out surprisingly straight. I love it. I'm going to switch it up with the Boos and Brews washi tape for Halloween and then do Christmas too. But I am probably going to do patterns next time or lay down a foundation and then put stickers over it. As the washi tape wont "stick" to your computer, you can add as much on top of it as you want. I am planning on putting the green woodgrain on the bottom and clouds on top and making a scene! Stoked. Christmas' scene is going to be out of control. :)

doodlebug: flea market: washi tape: fernwood (3990)
doodlebug: flea market: washi tape: woodland berries (4788)
doodlebug: flea market: washi tape: fall flurry (5322)
doodlebug: flea market: washi tape: cloud nine (5323)
doodlebug: flea market: washi tape: flower garden (5324)

Thanks for hanging out with me today. This might be my favorite doodlebug collection ever (did I say that!? It's like picking a favorite child!!!!) Check it out.


  1. What a clever idea for the laptop with the washi tapes. My daughter did something similar with her ipod and then covered it with a clear case. :) Loving your calendar page and darling fall card too! :)

  2. That laptop idea is genius!!! I'm also so in love with your card & calendar!!!


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