Friday, January 24, 2020


Officially, winter started here in Canada only about a month ago. But I have to say that I am already over it! Sledding and skating are fun, but I am ready for some colour! It's a good thing I can count on my crafty stash to bring some spring colour into my life, even in the middle of winter. And Doodlebug's Love Notes collection is right on the money!
I decided to create one of my all time favourite projects - chocolate bar sliders. These little card/treats all wrapped together into one are a perfect winter pick-me-up! And with Doodlebug's Love Notes collection as the wrapper, you can use them for Valentine's day, birthdays or even Mother's Day in a few months. These versions feature the Love Notes Doodle Stamps that I happen to colour up with Doodle Stamps. I fussy cut the stamped images and then layered them on top of each other for some added dimension, adhering them with some foam squares. And with some cute die cuts from the coordinating Odds and Ends pack behind the matted stamped images, there are a lot of fun elements to look at on these cute treats! And while these project look like they are difficult to create, these beauties are a few simple steps away:
  1. Start by creating a wrap of paper for the candy bar of your choice.Simply measure across the front, down the side, double the amount and add 1/4" for a seam. Decorate to your hearts content.
  2. Punch a hole in the middle of both the front and the back of your sleeve, 1/4" down from the top edge.
  3. Run a ribbon through both holes. Make sure you have the same length of ribbon in the front as in the back. I usually cut my ribbon 4x the height of my candy bar.
  4. Place the candy bar in the sleeve on top of the ribbon and then gently push down until the candy bar is completely in the sleeve. This will wrap the bar in ribbon and hold it in place so it doesn't fall out the bottom. Tie a big beautiful bow!

So there you have it - bring some brightness to a dreary day by wrapping some chocolate with some Doodlebug cuteness! They will chase the winter blues away!
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Doodlebug Design Product:
Love Notes Collection
Love Notes Doodle Stamps
Mini paper clips
Other Products:
White cardstock
 Alcohol markers

Thursday, January 23, 2020


I am in love with the beautiful new Love Notes collection! The mix of colors, floral patterns, and hearts has me swooning! It was just perfect for documenting a recent picture of my sweetheart. And I had fun using a Doodlebug Design cut file to create a fun heart background!

I started by using the heart cut file (which is actually part of the Doodlebug Simply Spring Butterfly Cut File) to create my own heart chevron design. I made each heart about .75 inches tall and each row of hearts measures about 10" wide. After I used my electronic die cut machine to cut out the hearts, I backed the design with some of the more solid colored Love Notes patterned papers to make the hearts really stand out. I used the adorable little teal Lots of Love Shape Sprinkles to embellish the heart design. 

I added a strip of the rainbow ticket patterned paper to the top and bottom of the white cardstock for a fun pop of color. I embellished the top with This & That Stickers. I then embellished my photo with Odds & Ends pieces, This & That Stickers, and the super cute Doodle-Pops Love Story typewriter.  
I used the 'my' and 'SWEET' Odds & Ends pieces to start my title. I love that the Odds & Ends packs contain amazing die cut words that can be used to easily create an awesome title! I then finished the title with the Teensy Type alphabet stickers in Swimming Pool. An adorable Doodle-Pops bird sits at the bottom of the page.
I hope I have inspired you to grab the Love Notes collection and create a fun heart background on your next layout! If you don't have an electronic die cut machine, a heart shaped paper punch would work well too!
​ Thanks for stopping in! Hope you have an amazing day! 

​   Doodlebug Products Used:
​ Love Notes Collection

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Love is in the air!  I decorate with clusters of seasonal vignettes throughout my home, so when I spied this cute wooden truck, I had to have it for a Valentine display.

I purchased this pre-cut wooden truck shape from Dollar General:

Next, I traced the various sections of the image (hearts, truck) onto patterned paper and trimmed out.   I used tacky glue when attaching the paper to the wood. 

After die-cutting the wheels from grey cardstock, I accented the centers with a smaller circle and enamel dot. For the hub-cabs, I cut one circle from a 6X6 paper and then cut in half.  I used foam adhesive to attach the hub-cubs over the tires.  Next, I finished off the bottom of the truck with a scalloped sticker strip for the "step rail" :)

The truck also came with a wooden easel so that it could stand.  I simply cut patterned paper strips to cover the top and small strips of green cardstock for the edges.  For the grass I used another strip of green cardstock and cut into it randomly, creating a fringed look.  Next, I glued the strip of grass into the groove on top of the easel and then glued the truck in behind.

Finally, I used various stickers, die-cuts, doodle pops and sprinkle shapes to decorate!

I can't wait to find the perfect spot for my "lovely" truck! With so many wooden shapes available, I hope that you're able to find something similar to much fun!

Doodlebug Products:
Love Notes Collections
Chunky Doodle Twine
Doodle Pops
Sprinkle Shapes
Boutique Buttons
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