Friday, March 27, 2015

Inspired By Challenge: Card Trio by Wendy Sue Anderson

Hi Doodlebug friends!  It's me, Wendy Sue, and it's finally my turn to share an "inspired by" project!!  I had a hard time choosing one fabulous project to use for inspiration...so I decided not to!  Instead, I decided to use THREE projects to inspire my Spring card trio!
Here are the three cards I chose for inspiration - two fabulous cards by Kathy Martin:

This cute "February" card inspired my "Hi, sunshine" card:



And Kathy's "Love" card:


Inspired my "happy bouquet" card:


And this one by the talented Shellye McDaniel:


Inspired my "You Are My Sunshine" card:


You see, my favorite thing about finding inspiration in my fellow crafter's projects, is taking the "bones" and switching up the theme, patterns, and embellishments to work for any theme!  Now it's YOUR turn!  Find a Doodlebug project to inspire your next crafty endeavor!! :)


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Inspired by Challenge: Banner Wreath by Tya

Hi here Doodlebug fans! It's Tya - and I am up on the blog today with my take on this weeks Inspired by Challenge. I adore using my Doodlebug products to make cute home decor items for my home ,so when I was on the hunt for the perfect wreath for my door to celebrate spring I came across a lovely paper banner wreath designed by Mendi Yoshikawa and knew I found just what I was looking for! Here is Mendi's wreath:
 And here is my wreath:


I adored Mendi's use of all of the awesome pattern papers that come in each of the lines.  I used the fronts and backs of several of the pattern papers,from the Hello Sunshine line just as Mendi did.

 Instead of the stars, I added some flowers from the Spring Flower Craft Kit. I also added some buttons and glitter sprinkles to the centers of the flowers. The darling little bee and butterfly are from the Icon Sticker sheet. 

 I also did a banner that I cut out from my Silhouette with the letters that spell Spring from the Hello Sunshine Icon Sticker Sheet. Add some twine and some cute little mini clothes pins to complete the banner.


So that's my project! Thanks Mendi for the inspiration! And be sure to stop by the Doodlebug Design Pinterest Boards to get some inspiration of your own! There are so many wonderful projects on there to get inspired by and make your very own! Thanks for stopping by!





Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Inspired by Challenge: Hey Cutie Layout by Stephanie Buice

Hey everyone Stephanie here today to share my Inspired by Layout,
for this assignment I chose to go with this layout created by Melinda Spinks found here: 


Melinda and I have very similar design styles so it was an easy pick for me.
I love her layout and the colors she used, it's perfect!
Although I loved her color choices I chose to go with a little more neutral palette to fit my picture.

Here is my layout:


Some of the reasons I chose her layout were the clean simple design and I really liked how she did the circles drawing your eye from the top to bottom of the page. Such a great design.


Melinda added way more detail and embellishments to her layout which I also really liked, however I chose to keep mine a bit more simple to fit my style.
I think that even when using an inspiration layout or sketch it's important to always try to keep it as true to you as you can. 
I added my journalling and title underneath of my pictures to keep the focus on them.


I always find that pulling out a sketch or other layout is an easy way to break me out of a scrap funk, it allows me to easy back into my creativity and get the ball rolling again. How do you solve your scrap blues? Do you use Pinterest for inspiration?
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
Stephanie.



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Inspired by Challenge: Cousins Layout by Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy, and today I have a fun project based on a layout created by Melinda Spinks.  The Doodlebug Design Team was challenged to find a project on the Doodlebug Pinterest Boards that inspired us, and to create a project based on that pin.  It was tough to narrow it down to just one project, but I found this beautiful layout by Melinda and knew this was the one!

What immediately caught my eye were Melinda's washi tape flowers...such a clever idea! Here is my version of her layout.....


To make the layout my own, I went more bold with the colors, using some fun papers from the new Hello Sunshine collection, and lots of bright Swiss Dot Washi tapes.

To create the flowers, I covered pieces of Lily White Cardstock with the different tapes.  I then ran them through my Big Shot using some thin metal dies to cut the flower shapes.


I finished the flowers with some washi centers, and a few Bright Glitter Sprinkles.  It was such a fun layout to put together!  I love how similar and different the two layouts turned out!  That's it for me today! Make sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog for more "inspired by" projects this week...you won't be disappointed!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Inspired by Challenge: Mendi's Door Decor Project

Hello there!  It's Mendi here today with a Spring project inspired by the amazing Shellye McDaniel!  I was completely taken with her idea to cover an inexpensive wood monogrammed letter with washi tape!
Here's a peek of Shellye's amazing wreath that my design is based on (pinned HERE).  I fell in love with her idea immediately and for almost two years now I have been wanting to make one of my own.  I love how easily her design translates to any season depending on the washi tape used.  I chose to tie my letter to the back of the wreath using Doodle twine making it easy to switch out with the seasons.
I wanted to make some big bows to secure my banner in place, but truth be told, I'm not usually very good at making them.  I was tickled to discover a very easy tutorial (shared HERE) which helped me create them with very little effort.  For my smaller sized bows I used (36) 3" lengths of ribbon per bow which means you will need 3 yards of grosgrain and 3 yards of sheer ribbon to make two.
While I had my spring papers out, I created a coordinating chipboard banner using the darling papers and craft kit from the Easter Parade collection.
I kept it sweet and simple, but I can't help smiling when I see these adorable critters.  To connect the banner pieces together I created a loop with the same grosgrain ribbon, gluing them together in the back.  I then threaded a needle with some Doodle twine and sewed buttons onto the ribbon loops.
I hope I've inspired you to create some bright and cheerful projects for your home this Spring.  :)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Inspired by Challenge: Snow Much Fun Layout by Piali

Hello Doodlebug Fans!!

Its me ...Piali , today I have an"Inspired by" project to share.

I created a layout inspired by Kathy Skou's beautiful layout....

I really loved the design!!!
My layout is about my puppy playing in snow.....KOKO loves snow!!

Loved the vellum butterflies in the original layout....I used the vellum for my snowflakes.
 I also used Doodle Pop -Snowflake , Fancy Frills, Twine, Boutique Buttons and Sprinkles to embellish the layout.

I used  LILY WHITE CHIPPERS and  TEENSY TYPE LETTER Stickers for my title and journaling.

Hope you like my "Inspired By" layout!
Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Inspired by Layout by Silvia



Hello, hello!!
This month we have an "Inspired By Challenge Project".
We have to make our version of a project of the
past that inspire us, for me was so easy; 

I wanted to recreate a Melinda Spinks's project.
But which one? Well, any one, all of them are great!!!
I'm big fan of Melinda and it was an honor for me to make my version of one of her incredible layouts.
And here is my layout, with my niece Natalia.
 And my inspiration was this gorgeous layout
When you have the "Melinda Spinks's Inspiration" everything is easy and fun!!!
 Sprinkles, little flowers and stickers look so colorful in my project!!
 Thanks for stopping by!
And remember I love to read your comments!!
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