Friday, January 18, 2019

CHRISTMAS TOWN - December Daily in January | with Caroli

I've always wanted to make a December Daily on real time, but never had the time to do it. I started  a few times in the past but usually at day five or six I realized that I was not able to work on it anymore, due to lack of time or inspiration.

This year, I was determined to change this situation and the motivation came in the shape of the fabulous red Daily Doodles Travelers Notebook, which I used in combination with the Christmas Village collection. 

Since my goal was not to finish the project and not give up during the first week, I went for a really simple approach, one day per page. With very few exceptions,  I used just one photo, few embellies here and there, and of course journaling. 

Between days 15 and 19 I started a new job and also here were a lot of family activities that kept me ways from my DD, but that didn't stopped me and I continued on 20th with the same enthusiasm.

I'm really satisfied with how this diary came out, it documents lots of happy and fun times for me and my family, I'm glad I did not give up this time!
I think the key is don't stress out and just document simple things in an easy and fast way, and travelers notebooks are a great ways of making things easier.

Did you made a December Daily? Did you use Doodlebug Design products on it?
Thanks for visiting us today, have a lovely day 


Products Used:
5990: ladybug daily doodles travel planner
6012: hello beautiful assortment daily doodles travel planner inserts
4782: christmas assortment sprinkles
5321: holly berries shape sprinkles
6152: festive flurry shape sprinkles
6159: dear friends doodle-pops
6161: christmas town doodle-pops
6166: christmas town odds & ends
6167: christmas town chit chat
6175: christmas town this & that sticker
6179: christmas town 12x12 paper pack
3428: ladybug teensy type CS stickers
3431: limeade teensy type CS stickers
5809: ladybug abigail CS stickers
5813: limeade abigail CS stickers

Thursday, January 17, 2019

FRENCH KISS Pocket Pages | with Nathalie and Shellye

Nathalie Leonelli:-
I am so glad to be back with Doodlebug Design for another year! My first project of 2019 is a Valentine's Day pocket letter with a French theme thanks to my favorite new collection, French Kiss:

I had so much fun creating each pocket! I picked the background papers from the 6x6 paper pad and then used a variety of elements like Doodle-pops, shaped Sprinkles, paper clips, washi, stickers and die-cuts. 

There are a couple of more "advanced" ones (above), like the shaker pocket which was created with the packaging of the pug Doodle-pop which fits perfectly in the pocket! I filled it with sequins and glitter, sealed it with washi tape and added stickers on top of it. I also created a pocket to hold die-cuts by folding patterned paper and cutting it at an angle in the front. 

Do you have a favorite pocket? I can't pick just one! You will love the French Kiss collection, its color combination and its super cute elements from chocolates to the Eiffel Tower. It was definitely love at first sight for me!
Supply list:
 Special Delivery and Love pug Doodlepops;
Love always, Tiny truffles, City of Love and  Lots of Love washi;
Heart Throb, French Kiss and Chocolate Box Shape Sprinkles
French Kiss Odds & Ends,
 French Kiss Chit Chat,
 French Kiss Icon Stickers,
 French Kiss This & That sticker sheet,
 French Kiss 6x6 paper pad,
 Hello jelly clip,
 Bike Ride cute clips,
 Mini doilies in Ladybug,
 Fancy Frills in Ladybug,
 Mini Love letters craft kit,
 Doodlebug sequins, glitter and twine;

Page protector, glassine bag, acetate scrap

Shellye McDaniel:-
Whether you use a standard baseball card holder or a photo album protector sheet, pocket letters are easy and fun to create!  For my project, I chose to use two of the 8X8 page protectors with 4X4 pocket squares.  If you'd prefer to alter the pocket sizes, try using a sewing machine or sealing tool.

First, I cut various patterns of double-sided papers into 4X4 squares. Each of those papers were embellished with a paper doily, die-cuts or cut-out cards.  I created a pocket for one of the squares by attaching foam adhesive tape to the bottom and sides of a cut-out card and then attached it to the base paper.  This creates a nice pocket for holding bulkier items such as embellished clips and cards of twine.

Because pocket letters are meant to be shared, I like to use repositionable adhesive dots to adhere items like the quotes, sticker sheets and doilies; this will make it easy for the recipient to pull off and use!  Embroidery floss cards are a great way to share samplers of washi tape, ribbon and twine.  And don't forget to incorporate simple dies or cut files for items such as tags and hearts to give your pocket letter a unique touch.

Doodlebug Design Product:
French Kiss Odds & Ends
French Kiss Chit Chat
French Kiss Mini Icon Stickers
French Kiss Icon Stickers
French Kiss 6X6 Paper Pad
French Kiss French Cafe Double-Sided Cardstock
French Kiss Bon Bons Double-Sided Cardstock
French Kiss Mon Amour Double-Sided Cardstock
Lily White Mini Paper Clips
Swimming Pool Mini Doilies
Cupcake, Bubblegum, Ladybug, Swimming Pool Sequins
Cupcake Doodle Twine
Cupcake Chunky Twine
Blue Jean Jewels
Love Always Washi Tape
Cupcake Sweet Roll Mini Icon Stickers
Sprinkles Washi Tape
Baby Hearts Shape Sprinkles
Bike Ride Cute Clips
4X4 Square Protectors (8X8)
Ladybug Mini Clothespins

Red/White Gingham Ribbon

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

French Kiss Pop Up Cards | with Kathy

Doodlebug Valentine/Love themed collections are always a favorite for me.  So when I received my big box of French Kiss Goodies, I set out to find a fun, new way to feature the adorable icons and gorgeous papers from the collection.  I came up with pop-up "wiper" cards... take a peek...

When the cards are open as shown above, they have a little pop up feature... the perfect way to showcase the adorable Odds & Ends pieces!  Closed, they fit in a regular envelope.  I love how the collection can be used for everyday cards as well as Valentines!

They are better in action, so I dusted off my Photoshop skills and made a little video....

I just love the little pop-ups!  It's like a game of peek-a-boo!  Here are some close-ups of the cards while opened... I think my favorite is that adorable little Frenchie!!

Have you created any projects using French Kiss?  Make sure to tag @doodlebugdesign on social media so we can see!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Products Used

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