Thursday, May 19, 2022


I'm so in love with the super cute Down on the Farm collection and I totally understand that it's been one of the most loved collections from Doodlebug so far. The color scheme is amazing, the patterns beautiful and the animals. just adorable. After creating some small cards with the collection, I decided to make a layout.

I started by flipping through the papers and decided to go with one of my faves, a paper that also caught my eye the first time I went through all the papers, the denim pockets side of the Red Bandanna paper.  I Love it!!! I cut out three of the pockets and hand-stitched the existing pattern of each pocket. 

I wanted to fill the pockets with flowers. I chose a few papers from the coordinating Petite Prints pack of patterned paper that have a gingham pattern on one side and a linen pattern on the other side. Then I also went to my stash and used the striped/dotted 6x6 paper pad to have some more colors for my flowers. 

I love creating these flowers. They are so fast and easy to make and just look adorable. I always hand-cut out a wonky five-petaled flower shape, without tracing first. It's the best when it's super wonky and all the shapes look different! :) Then I layer them going from big to small... obviously... after shaping them a bit with my fingers, to give them more dimension:)  I topped them with a large enamel Sprinkle dot. I you want to add even more dimension and detail, you can distress the edges and add some tangled thread between layers.  

I also cut out leaves from the limeade petite print and then I placed everything on my layout. For the background, I chose the teal wood grain paper from the b-side of the Country Garden paper, that I really love. I added some white paint to brighten it up and add texture and also splattered some white paint. 

I adhered the pockets and flowers to the background and then went through the stickers of the collection to chose some things to embellish the pockets. Since we're three on the photo, I added three pigs to one of the pockets ;), then I added a tree and a mouse and also some grass with flowers and a sun. 

I matted the photo and adhered it to the layout. To finish the layout I added the title and a little cluster with a fence, tree, chicken, and flower on the right side of the photo. Since the fence goes out of the layout, I wanted to balance the whole thing and do the same of the left side. So I added a piece of fence there too and a chick. 

I'm really happy with how cute this layout turned out... :) I'm excited to see your layouts with this collection and for more inspiration, check out the blog every day and see the amazing creations from the team.  See you soon lovelies!

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Doodlebug Products Used

Down on the Farm Collection

Stripes / Dots Petite Prints

Skinny and Sunshine Alpha Stickers

Pink sprinkles


White acrylic paint

Acrylic pen

Blue embroidery thread


Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Altering boxes is something I love to do. I created this new idea to "package" together a group of altered boxes.   It is made with the beautiful Down on the Farm collection and the Down on the Farm Petite Prints Assortment.  I plan to give this to someone special for his birthday!

Petite Prints are my favorite papers and go-to product when it comes to creating,  It's great how you can use them with a number of Doodlebug Collections. Their wide variety of designs and colors give you a great palate to create with!

I used the 3x4 cards on the b-side of the Buffalo Check paper as the main focus of my project.  They decorate the outside as well as each of the boxes.

You can fill these boxes with so many things!  Letters, photos, little gifts.  The recipient will treasure the contents!

I hope and you like my work today. And as always I hope it inspires you to continue creating. goodbye!



Down on the Farm Collection

Tuesday, May 17, 2022


I think every kid dreams (some still do) about working in a farm, and having free access to all the farm animals.  My daughter still loves farms!  So, the Down On The Farm collection is perfect to document some of her past memories of days at one of the local farms.

My starting point for this page was the 10x10" piece of Farmer's Flannel paper.  I just love the subtle pattern on the b side.

I folded the top left corner of the paper, and backed it with one of the 6x6 paper pad designs. I used this corner to add a sky scene.  These were all attached to a Lemon Petite Print paper background.

The folded corner helped me to anchor my pictures to the layout.   I simply added a few pieces of Chit Chat as embellishments.

I pulled pieces from the Odds & Ends pack, Chit Chat, and stickers to create my title.  To complete my title, I am using stickers from My Type alpha and Abigail alpha.  I love the font combination with the cute ephemera pieces.

To complete my page, I created a small farm scene at the bottom right corner of the page...All the embellishments in Down On The Farm are so cute, it was easy to mix and match them all!

A few sprinkles complete the page. I hope this gives you a bit of inspiration, and you  also bring out some of your farm memories to document with the Down On The Farm collection.  XOXO


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Down on the Farm Collection
Down on the Farm Petite Prints
Abigail Alpha Stickers - Lily White
My Type Alpha Stickers - Cupcake

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