Saturday, July 4, 2015


Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a fun layout featuring some goodies from the Patriotic Picnic collection.  Take a peek....
These pictures are from back in 2005 at the Chatham, MA 4th of July Parade... an annual event for us!

I love the "grid" look and decided to feature my photos on 4x4 squares... with some embellishment of course!  The new word stickers on the This and That Sticker sheets are my favorite!

I made some flags by folding a couple of the banner stickers around some stick pins...

For my title, I cut a square from the 4th of July Double Sided Cardstock and embellished it with a few stickers.  Such a fun memory!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

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AND Sizzix is sponsoring a Second Giveaway HERE

And be sure to check out Monika Baptista's project over on Sizzix blog HERE 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Doodlebug - Sizzix Together Layout by Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a fun layout I created featuring Doodlebug Dies & a Textured Impressions Embossing folder created by Sizzix!  Take a peek...

I started with the Eyelet Lace and Scallops Decorative Strip Sizzlet Die to frame the main part of my layout.  It's just like the border stickers you find on some of the Doodlebug Fancy Frills!

I used the Tiny Flowers Embossing Folder to create some textured mats for my photo. I love the dimension the mats add!  They also coordinate perfectly with the Darling Daisies Paper from the Easter Parade Collection!
I finished off my layout using the flower dies from both the Flower, Rainbow & Sun and the Cloud, Flower, Rain & Umbrella Thinlits sets as well as the tag from the Notebook, Tag & Ticket Dies & Stamps set for my journaling.  I used papers from the Petite Prints Collection and some Glitter Sprinkles for the flowers.  I love how everything coordinates perfectly!  That's it for me today, make sure to keep checking the blog for more Doodlebug & Sizzix inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!

Want to Win? Enter the Doodlebug Giveaway HERE 
AND Sizzix is sponsoring a Second Giveaway HERE

And be sure to check out Tami Mayberry's project over on Sizzix blog HERE 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cards with New Sizzix Dies by Mendi

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today with a handful of cards using some of the newest Doodlebug Dies and Embossing Folders by Sizzix.  As you can see I could have created with these for days.  Every time I started one card, another card idea popped into my head.  I just know you are going to fall in love with them just as much as I have!
Card No. 1:  For my first card I paired the Sunshine Backdrops paper from the Hello Sunshine collection with some of the raindrops sprinkle vellum.  To add a little detail to my umbrella die-cut I added some hand-stitching and a bubblegum jewel. 
Card No. 2:  This card focuses on the two different flowers pulled from two of the Thinlits Die Sets using more papers from the Hello Summer Paper Pack and a sheet of Lily White Sprinkles vellum.  I love how by putting some below the vellum they take on the look of patterned paper and prevent them from detracting from the sentiment and focal point flower on top.  I finished off that flower by borrowing a couple of the leaves from the Tree w/ Flower, Heart & Leaves Bigz Die.
Card No. 3:  My next card was my first actually.  As soon as I saw the adorable rainbow and cloud dies I couldn't wait to make a fun border with them.  For the sun die that comes with the rainbow set, I added some glitter sprinkles to the ends of his rays.  Isn't he so irresistible?!
Card No. 4: For this card I let the Sizzlits Eyelet Lace & Scallops Decorative Strip Die & Doodlebug's textured cardstock take center stage.  I chose to leave the interior shapes in place so that they could layer on top of each other with less distractions of what was going on underneath each one.  Easy peasy and yet still so happy.  
Card No. 5:  The options with the sweet umbrella die are literally endless.  I love how it works for Rainy Day spring cards, baby showers and even bridal showers.  For this baby boy card I chose to cut my umbrella from several different prints included in the 6x6 Snips & Snails paper pad and then paper-piece it together.  A couple of coordinating birdie icon stickers were the perfect finishing touch.
Card No. 6:  My last card uses the umbrella die again for a girly bridal shower card.  I paired it with the Tiny Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for my background and some of the scalloped borders from that same decorative strip die I used on my 4th card.  For my soft pink prints I used Doodlebug's Sugar & Spice 6x6 Paper Pad.  And for those little hearts I cut them using that tree die again and just cut one of them down a bit with my scissors.  ;)
Have you fallen hard for with these new dies and embossing folders as much as I have?  I hope I've inspired you to head over to the Sizzix website and take a good peek at them.  They are completely drool worthy!  
Want to Win? Enter the Doodlebug Giveaway HERE 
AND Sizzix is sponsoring a Second Giveaway HERE

And be sure to check out Tami Mayberry's project over on Sizzix blog HERE 


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

15 Days of Inspiration Celebration with Sizzix + Giveaway

We are teaming up with Sizzix and their awesome Design Team for the next 15 days!!

The Doodlebug Design Team will be creating some amazing projects with the Sizzix-Doodlebug Exclusive Products. In addition their team will be creating with those same dies and Doodlebug Design summer collections to inspire you for the next 15 Days. Join us as we spotlight some amazing talent and projects. You can follow along with us on the Doodlebug Facebook page every day for our inspiration celebration!

Capture the refreshing qualities of spring! The new Doodlebug Design collection for Sizzix blooms with many creative possibilities with everything from beautiful borders and perfectly cut stamped images to steel-rule dies that cut everything from cardstock to fabric and the nicest embellishing touches that spring can bring!

Check out these fun dies, stamps and embossing folders. Then scroll down to see how you can WIN.

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 5PK w/Stamps - Thanks a Bunch

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK - Cloud, Flower, Rain & Umbrella

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 4PK w/Stamps - A Little Birdy Told Me


Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Loopy Scallops

Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower Layers & Leaf #2

Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Woodgrain #3

Doodlebug Design Giveaway

We are giving away $100 BOX of our Sunkissed Collection and additional Coordinating Products to a lucky winner. In addition, you can click over to the Sizzix Blog and enter to win their giveaway too!! 

And we made the entering part so easy for you. Just enter your email address to enter below. You can also enter for the Sizzix giveaway HERE. The chance to enter for TWO giveaways! So make sure to come back daily between now and July 15th for more fun with the 15 Days of Inspiration Celebration with Doodlebug + Giveaway!

Simply enter your email address in the box below to enter....

1. Pin the images from each day's posts from the past two weeks that feature our Alphabets and 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 any and all 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!!

Ends Sunday, July 16th at 11:59pm MST. Winners will be announced on the
Doodlebug blog on Monday, July 17th. 

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