Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Camper: Lego & Paper Play Set

Happy fall!  Amanda here today with a fun craft to make for your kiddos.  Inspired by the detailed scenes in the Happy Camper collection, I created a camping play set that will keep your kids entertained for hours! 

My kids, ages 8 and 10, girl and boy, are crazy for LEGOs.  They are always coming up with some new way to create with their LEGOs so I made a little play set for them to take on their LEGO camping adventures.  All of the pieces are moveable allowing the kids to rearrange the scene as they play. 

As I was looking over the Happy Camper collection (again), I remembered this little tent cut file I found a while back.  This little tent is what got the whole idea of a play set rolling as I knew they would be perfect for LEGOs.  

A little deer takes cover between the trees.  To make the trees, I folded four triangles down the center and adhered the pieces together.  

Happy bear.  Happy moose.  And glitter topped mountains.  So Doodlebuggy.  

I lengthened the tent opening on the tent cut file just a bit so the LEGO minifigs could take a nap.  

All of the pieces are unattached to the base and can be moved around during creative play.  

The free-standing paper pieces and stickers are propped up with little paper supports.  I folded strips of scrap cardstock to fit the pieces and adhered them to the back.  

And just in case you didn't see it already, look at that little camper!  If I had a camper in real life I would want it to look just like that.  

Happy camping! 


Supplies: Happy Camper collection, Forest Friends collection

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Camper: Go Fish & Happy Camper Layouts by Kathy

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a couple of fun layouts using the new Happy Camper collection.  I truly am not a camper, but in my younger years, we camped as a family all the time!  I remember many a trip to Maine or Canada!  We still have a lot of those pictures, many of which have us wearing trash bags (since it was sure to rain, and we always forgot rain gear!) but I did find some fun pictures to scrap!  First off is my Go Fish Layout. 


This is me!! My grandmother lived on a pond and I used to love to take my Pocket Fisherman down to the water to catch some of the little fish!

Happy Camper has some AWESOME Icon Stickers...it made it easy to create little "scenes."
I also fell in love with the Fishies Doodlepops....and had to use them!!!  I made them "swim" on the Babbling Brook Double Sided Cardstock, and gave them some "bubbles" using the sparkly Fall Sprinkles!
I was inspired by my fishing scene to create another "scenic" layout.  We often camped with the same family...and one of our favorite places was Bunganut Lake in Alfred, ME.  We always made a point of getting some fabulous Maine lobsters for dinner!  Here I am enjoying the lobsters, and later some S'mores!

Again, I used the Icon Stickers and some Doodlepops to create small scenes. Now for a freebie!!  I created a Silhouette file for the grid and "torn boxes" in my layout and I'd love to share it with you.  You can download the file here. I hope you enjoy it!!  That's it for me today.  Make sure to keep stopping by to check out all of the Happy Camper inspiration from the team!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Camper Collection Launch Party + Giveaway


Strike up the fire and setup the s’mores – we’re gettin’ ready for a campout with our newest collection, Happy Camper! An outdoor assortment of nature-inspired designs...complete with cute lil’ critters, silly salmon, and all the campground cheer you can handle. In bold harvest colors, this evergreen assortment is the perfect dash of nature-n-style your crafts have been looking for. So lace
up your hiking boots, and grab some more trail mix – we’re “glamping” this season in true Doodlebug fashion!

Layout by Lori Allred

So for the next two weeks we'll be featuring this collection and you can win!! Check out these fun products and scroll to the end of the post to see how you can enter to win the new Happy Camper Collection products!    

 



















 
Happy Camper Collection Giveaway
We are giving away some amazing boxes filled with an assortment of our new Happy Camper Collection SIX lucky winners. We are going to be looking throughout the next couple of weeks as we feature this new collection. You can continue to support us each day and complete any or all of the following. The more you enter the more chances you have to win!!
1. Pin the images from each day's posts that you love to Pinterest and leave a comment when you do. The more you pin the more chances you have of being picked.

2. Go to the Doodlebug Facebook page and share each day's posts with your friends. Simply click SHARE under the image and then leave a comment under any blog post that you did this.

3. Follow Doodlebug on Instagram (@Doodlebugdesign) and leave a comment that you are following us!!

You will have until Friday, Sept 26th at midnight MST to enter. We'll post the winner on Sunday, 9/28. Good luck!!  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ghouls & Goodies: Winners Announced

Happy Sunday to everyone!
We are so delighted with the response to our new
Ghouls & Goodies collection and would like to take this time to thank you all for spreading the word. As much as we would love to give everyone a prize, there can only be six so we won't keep you in suspense any further.

CARLA HUNDLEY - Shared on facebook

GINNY (Virginia Ogg) - Pinned to Pinterest

MARGIE VISNICK - Following on Instagram

AMY COOLEY - Pinned to Pinterest

LINSEY RICKETT - Pinned to Pinterest

DENISE OLDHAM - Shared on facebook

TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:

You must email us at doodlebugdesign.blog@gmail.com with "Ghouls & Goodies Winner" in the subject line. Email must be received by Friday, September 19, 2014. Please indicate your shipping address and allow 7-10 days for us to process the shipment.
Thanks and Congratulations!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ghouls & Goodies: Non Halloween Layout by Melinda

Boo! It's Friday and the final day of our Ghouls & Goodies inspiration and your last chance to be in the running for one of six spooky prize packs! It's Melinda with you today and once again I'm here to show you how to use a Halloween themed collection for a completely non-Halloween project. You see... unbelievably (as far as my kids are concerned) we don't celebrate Halloween in Australia so fun photos of costumed children collecting sweets just doesn't happen on the farm!


Now seeing as there are so many gorgeous wee characters in this collection I decided to use them to portray a book character theme and share how my little munchkin loves his story time.



And no matter how hard I try, I still can't help myself when it comes to making a collage on my page using all the Doodlebug embellishments. I might outgrow it one day... maybe?




Don't forget you only have until midnight tonight, Friday 12th September to enter the giveaway.

Here's a recap on the details:

We are giving away some amazing boxes filled with an assortment of our new Ghouls & Goodies Collection to SIX lucky winners. We are going to be looking throughout the next couple of weeks as we feature this new collection. You can continue to support us each day and complete any or all of the following. The more you enter the more chances you have to win!!
1. Pin the images from each day's posts that you love to Pinterest and leave a comment when you do. The more you pin the more chances you have of being picked.

2. Go to the Doodlebug Facebook page and share each day's posts with your friends. Simply click SHARE under the image and then leave a comment under any blog post that you did this.

3. Follow Doodlebug on Instagram (@Doodlebugdesign) and leave a comment that you are following us!!




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ghouls & Goodies: Black Cat Mini Album by Shellye

No one does Halloween like Doodlebug Designs!  The very first Doodlebug piece that I purchased (back in 2003) was a sheet of ghost stickers...I've been a fan ever since :)
Today I have a chipboard "Black Cat Mini Album" to share using the
new "Ghouls & Goodies" Collection.

I found the  precut chipboard album at Michael's...I loved the fact that the pattern was so easy to trace around and quick to cut out.

For the eyes I used the "O" letter stickers from the brand new "Chippers"
chipboard alphas.  The centers of the eyes are just punched paper and adhesive 
glittered Sprinkles.  The whiskers are two black Pixie Sticks that I cut down
and then hand-stitched onto the paper!  Just thread the sticks like a bugal bead and 
your good to go!



I used the 6X6 Ghouls & Goodies paper pad to die-cut the mats from
on all of the inner pages.  



Basic supplies like Teensy Type stickers, brads, twine and buttons
will always compliment any of your Doodlebug projects!



After you have all of your inner pages decorated, think about adding some twine around the edge of the pages.  It hides the not-so-pretty hand-cut paper edges, as well as the gray chipboard.  Just use a fine-point glue pen and really press the twine down into the glue...such a nice, finished look!

 Thanks for letting me share with you today!
Shellye
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