Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2015 Design Team Announced

Thank you to the MANY applicants for this year's team. We received so many great applications from all over the world that we had the most difficult time to date selecting our final team. We hope if you didn't not make it, that you'll try again next year. We do notice those of you that continue to support us throughout the keep it up (we will be watching). Now it's time for


We beyond thrilled to announce the new 2015 Doodlebug Design Team

Jennifer Beason  FL

Kathy Skou  MA

Lori Allred UT (DT Coordinator)

Mendi Yoshikawa WA

Piali Biswas NJ
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Stephanie Buice  AL

Tya Smith UT

Traci Penrod GA

Wendy Sue Anderson  UT

Melinda Spinks  Australia       

Silvia Barrera Mexico              

Vicki Boutin Canada          

We love our Design Teamp, past and present. Each designer brings a new element to Doodlebug and leaves an imprint on our hearts. We are EXCITED to start off a new year with new team. And we have appreciated our 2014 Doodlebug Design Team so very much and could not express how much they will be missed.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Snowman Shadowbox Card

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a cute little shadowbox card that I created for a recent Pinspire - me challenge over at Paper Issues!  I combined an adorable Shadowbox Silhouette file by Lori Whitlock and some goodies from the Frosty Friends Collection to produce this....
I used some Lily White Cardstock for the card base, it's nice and sturdy and helped the card keep it's form. My background is Snowglobes Double Sided Cardstock.  I cut the snowflake from some Blue Jean Sprinkles Vellum and topped it off with a Winter Sprinkle.  And of course, the snowman is from the Mix and Match Snowman Craft Kit.  Best of all, it folds flat so I can mail it to a friend!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Not a Creature was Snoring

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a fun Christmas layout I created for the December Issue of PageMaps!  Of course I had to use some Doodlebug Santa Express!  Take a peek...

Yes, I am a crazy cat lady, but come on....this picture is too funny to resist!  I created a fun little Christmas tree using a Limeade Polka Dot Doily and some Doodlebug Sequins.

Who can resist that St. Nick Doodlepop???

 Finally, for my title, I mixed up some Lily White & Ladybug Teensy Type alphas.  That's it for me today, I hope you are enjoying the holiday season!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

12 Days of Holiday Giving

Doodlebug is being featured over at Scrapbook and Cards Today for their 12 days of Holiday Giving...DAY FOUR. You will find awesome Doodlebug project inspiration as well as a GIVEAWAY. Click over to their blog to find out how you can win...

Did you know the WINTER issue is available in stores and online today? This beautiful publication is free to download. Click here for the current issue...

The Winter issue will be available on December 5 – in stores and online!
Brimming with inspiration, the Winter 2014 issue includes:
  • scrapbook your holiday memories
  • love is in the air
  • seasonal cards
  • hello 2015
  • watercolour 101
  • stunning, simple layouts
  • bonus cutting files
  • ... and a reader’s gallery that is full of stunning inspiration!
The winter issue can be viewed in a fully searchable online digital magazine format or can be downloaded to your desktop.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chirp Chirp...a new Twist on Christmas Houses

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today with a fun twist on the idea of Christmas villages using birdhouses and the Santa Express collection!
So I have a confession... I had this grand plan of creating a whole Christmas village using all the different wood birdhouses available at my local Michaels store (I got this one for only $2.99 with a coupon), but the craziness of the Christmas season hit and this is as far as I got so he's going to have to go solo this year.  ;)
I cut the train patterned paper to look like a little train wrapping around the base.  I thought the Santa tag (with the loop cut off) made the perfect character to inhabit my little home.  The thin heart washi tape from the collection was also a perfect fit for the base.
To create my roof and have everything line up perfectly every time without a lot of extra math I created a template on my Silhouette which I am sharing here today.  Click HERE to download. Keep in mind that these wood birdhouses are mass produced at a low cost so each birdhouse might have slightly different measurements than the next.  I know the hole on the front of my house was off centered so I had to make some light adjustments to account for that.  I would suggest cutting the front piece from scratch paper first and then adjusting the pattern as needed.
I hope I've inspired you to look at spring birdhouses with a fresh eye.  ;)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wine Bottle Tags featuring Santa Express Collection

Hey Doodlebug friends! Candace from Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses here. Today I have a really fun gift idea (using the new Santa Express Collection) for the holidays to share with you! 

These wine tags were super quick and easy to create and they make a great addition to a wine bottle given to a hostess. I used a Wine Tag Die from Jaded Blossom to make the base of my wine tags. 

The adorable new Doodlepops and stickers in this collection made decorating the tags super cute and easy. All I added was some of the Doodlebug colored doilies and some patterned cardstock in the background. 

I used the Doodlebug Doodle stickers to add 'Merry Christmas' sentiments to each tag. 

Of course I couldn't neglect my sequins.... 

The Santa tag was made using Doodlebug stickers that I popped up using foam stickers on the back. I doubled up the foam stickers on the Santa to make him stand out a bit more than his sack. 

I hope you loved my projects today! I can't wait to give these to my friends and family over the holidays!! Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gift Card Holders with a Fun Twist!

Hi Doodlebug friends! It's Tya here to share with you my take on this weeks assignment of using Doodlebug's awesome products for gift giving. I have a lot of hard to buy for people on my gift giving list, so when in doubt of what to get - I go the gift card route! Honestly, I LOVE getting gift cards - then there is no hassle of having to return a gift LOL! One thing that I do love to do with my gift cards though is to make a fun handmade gift card holder to put them in, so today I will show you my latest idea.

When I saw these cute card holders from my favorite Silhouette Designer, Lori Whitlock - I decided to alter them a little bit.  I loved the box design, but decided instead of the tea lights, I would add a tasty little treat in place of the candles and then place the gift card inside the top section that opens like a card.
You can find the cutting file for your digital cutting machines here Tea Light Christmas Card or a PDF here Tea Light Christmas Card if you would like to recreate these for your own.I used some tags from the Christmas Tags Craft Kit, a St. Nick Doodlepop, a Merry Tree Doodlepop,and some stickers from the Santa Express Icon Sticker sheet. Here are my holders :)
 To add the M&M's to this card, add a little piece of acetate to the window section to hold all the candies in.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. If you are looking for a fun way to spice up your gift cards - give this fun technique a try! Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays!

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