Wednesday, June 26, 2019


It's officially Summer and everyone's social media is loaded with beach pictures and vacation fun. For the occasion, I've designed a sweet mini album to capture those "VACAY" memories!
To begin, I started with a sheet of 12X12 cardstock that I scored at: 0.5", 5", 6" and 11.5".
Then I turned the paper and scored at: 3.5" and 8.5".  After folding along all of the scored marks, I mitered  the edges of the 0.5" and 11.5" and made them into the end flaps.
 Using a full sheet of cardstock and doubling it, makes it nice and sturdy.  You could even add a lightweight chipboard between the scored areas of the front and back covers. 
Before adding the flip up pages, I cut a swatch of patterned paper that measured 4.75" square and then attached them to the inside of the cover page.  After that, I cut a 4.5" square (Bubblegum cardstock) and adhered to the center of the patterned paper square. (repeat for the opposite side).

 I wanted to keep the album congruent, so all of the papers on both sides matched going across. 
A mix of French Kiss and Hello Collections were used!

To create the flip pages I cut various colored cardstock as follows (sizes from top to bottom) and all with a 4.5" width: 4.25", 4.5" and 4.75".  Each piece was scored at 0.5" from the top.  I applied a strong adhesive to the 0.5" flap and began attaching the pages, starting with the bottom flap.

Again, I used a mixture of the French Kiss and Hello Collections' stickers and die-cuts to help bring the pages to life together!  And if you'd like an area for tucking in journal tags, just add a folded envelope as I did above! In finishing, I applied a 7/8" satin ribbon completely around the spine with adhesive tape.  A loopy bow that I made from the same ribbon  was then attached to the front of the spine.

Thank you for joining me today at Doodlebug Design!

Doodlebug Design Products:
3373: bubblegum textured cardstock 
3387: limeade textured cardstock 
3392: swimming pool textured cardstock 
5909: hello odds & ends
5910: hello chit chat 
5912: hello mini icons sticker
5931: hello icons sticker
5932: hello this & that sticker
5979: navy stripe double-sided cardstock 
6007: hello 6x6 paper pad 
6247: french kiss odds & ends
6253: french kiss mini icons sticker
6262: french kiss icons sticker
6266: french kiss this & that sticker
6274: french kiss assortment - cards & envelopes 
6287: city of love double-sided cardstock 
6289: love you dots double-sided cardstock 
2471: Bubblegum Boutique Buttons 
2475: Limeade Boutique Buttons
4004: cupcake sprinkles 
4008: bumblebee sprinkles 
4010: swimming pool sprinkles 
3427: bubblegum teensy type CS stickers 
3433: blue jean teensy type CS stickers 
5864: summer sun doodle-pops
3640: bubblegum love letters CS stickers 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Do you have a favorite shape? Hearts are definitely one of my favorite shapes to use on layouts. They can be used in so many ways and to document so many things. Anytime I find a cut file with lots of hearts I know I have to use it. I thought it would be fun to back this heart wreath with some colorful pattern papers from Doodlebug Design. I pulled out my Simply Spring and the Dot-Stripe 6x6 paper pads and began to trace the hearts to back my file. Since this is a very simple shape backing a cut file like this takes no time at all. I love how colorful it looks with all the beautiful colors and patterns from Doodlebug Design.

One thing I love about Doodlebug is that everything coordinates so well together! I loved that I could use the Simply Spring collection for a photo that is not spring related at all! I popped the cut file up on some foam tape and added a few embellishments around the wreath. Sprinkles are always needed on my layout and I used a variety of colors on this layout.

I also added the bright bunch doodle-pop to my layout. I love all the dimension the doodle-pops give. And lets talk about the photo because I is pretty special to me. This was the first time that I met Cynthea and I was so so excited! It was at She Loves Color in 2016 and I had the best time ever. I added a few Simply Spring Chit Chat die cuts to the bottom of my photo. I used the Love This as my title. 

I hope you all enjoy this layout and it inspires you to create with your favorite shape and the beautiful colors and patterns from Doodlebug Design.

Products Used:
Simply Spring 6x6 Dot-Stripe
 6x6 Doodle-pop bright bunch
 Simply Spring Chit Chat
 Simply Spring Odds & Ends
 Sprinkles Spring Assortment
 Sprinkles Bumblebee Assortment
 Simply Spring Mini Icons Stickers
 Other Epoxy Flair

Monday, June 24, 2019


My friend's daughter is expecting her first child... a little boy!  We are all so excited for them!  When I received the shower invitation and saw that the theme was outer space, I knew I had to use the new So Much Pun - Far Out Stamps to make her something!  I decide to make her a first year mini album, and a little box card featuring some cut files from the So Much Pun Collection.
I started with the So Much Pun Space Ship File which is available in SVG in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop as well as in the Silhouette Store.  I worked with the flat file and transformed it into a box card.
I love this little alien!! I added a piece of transparency to the bubble part of the card to make it more sturdy.  I then added the little star and a speech bubble sentiment.  The card folds flat to fit in an envelope.
For the Album, I started by stamping all of the images from the So Much Pun Far Out Set a few times.  I heat embossed the images, colored them using my Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.   For the cover, I created a little space scene with some of these images.
Each page of the album is actually an envelope.  You can slide a photo into the top, making it look similar to an instant photo.  I added some stamped images to each of the pages.
On the back of each album page is a note card to record the baby's monthly statistics.  I created a page for the birth picture, then one for each of the first 12 months.  Here are some close-ups.  I used some coordinating Teensy Type Stickers to add the months.

The Far Out Stamps were really perfect for this project!

I created a Silhouette Cut file for the pages of the album.  You can access it for free on my blog here.  That's it for me today, thank you for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
far out doodle stamps
far out doodle cuts
ladybug gingham-linen petite prints
tangerine gingham-linen petite prints
lemon gingham-linen petite prints
citrus gingham-linen petite prints 
swimming pool gingham-linen petite prints
blue jean gingham-linen petite prints
cupcake dot-stripe petite prints
lemon dot-stripe petite prints
citrus dot-stripe petite prints 
swimming pool dot-stripe petite prints
blue jean dot-stripe petite prints
stone gray dot-stripe petite prints
beetle black dot-stripe petite prints CS
bumblebee teensy type CS stickers
tangerine teensy type CS stickers
ladybug teensy type CS stickers
limeade teensy type CS stickers
swimming pool teensy type CS stickers
blue jean teensy type CS stickers 
bumblebee sprinkles 

Doodlebug Cut Files
So Much Pun Moon and Stars
So Much Pun Space Ship
Booville Bubble Sayings

Copic Markers
Library Ring
Font:  June Apple
Transparency sheet

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