Friday, October 23, 2020


 Hey there! Happy Friday! I can't believe we are almost to Halloween - has this not been both the longest and shortest year ever? Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout with you featuring the spook-tacluar "Ghost Town" collection! I had such a blast using this collection to create a throwback layout of my kiddos a few years back. (Why do they have to grow up?) 

My kiddos loved Halloween, I mean LOVED Halloween! They would plan for months what their costumes would be and how we would decorate our house and what candy we would pass out. They had such a fun time and I loved how festive they were. Of course, I took oodles of photos of them and loved seeing their little personalities in the costumes they picked out. Such precious memories! Anyway - here is the layout!

Like I usually do, I started getting inspiration from a sketch to create my layout. This time I used this layout that is part of this month's PageMaps. I really liked the multiple photos on this layout- 3 photos - 3 kids! Worked perfectly!

As you can see, I used quite a few of the pattern papers in the collection like the sketch shows.  I also decided to move the line in the middle of the layout to the bottom by using some of the border strips found on the Star Bright paper. I then got to use some of the Odds and ends to decorate my layout. I loved all the little ghosties in the collection so I used a couple on my layout. I also used some of the star sprinkles found on the "Halloween Night" Shaped Sprinkles. I also added this adorable banner die cut underneath my photo block. This is from the Chit Chat die cuts.

Up in this corner are some super fun bats. I added them to the top right corner of the layout. I  also added the "Batty for You" speech bubble from our Chit Chat die cuts. You can also see that I used some of my favorite Stickles on the cheeks of all of my die cuts. I love the extra little sparkle the Stickles give to the die cuts. I used the Unicorn shade. You can also see that I added some ink splatters on my white cardstock background - I love doing this lately as it breaks up the stark contrast of the white cardstock against the bright pattern paper. 

I turned to the "This and That" sticker sheet for my title. I thought the green looked so fun next to all of the pattern papers. I also used the fun journal spots that are found on the back of the Boutique Plaid paper. I don't often add my own handwriting to my layouts but I really loved this card and it added that beautiful pop of aqua to the layout that I thought was just the right touch. How cute is that little ghostie with a bow? I love her! 

This layout came together so quickly with the help of the sketch and all of the darling coordinating products in this collection. So even if your kids are 3 or 23, you can use the "Ghost Town" collection to create oodles of Halloween layouts and projects to cherish for years to come! Happy crafting and Happy Halloween my friends! 

Ghost Town Collection
Mandarin Textured Cardstock
Orchid Textured Cardstock

Stickles in Unicorn 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Hello again Doodlebug friends!  October has been an awesome month for Doodlebug fans because we’ve been treated to two adorable new collections! Today I’m playing with Ghost Town, the newest (and cutest) Halloween Collection. Halloween of course is all about tricks and treats, so for my 'treats' this year I decided to make tags with sweet little Halloween scenes, here’s a look: 

These little tags came together easily with just a few elements. I cut all my tag layers using a metal tag die set.  I used the Ghost Town 6x6 and Petite Prints Buffalo Check 6x6 paper pads for the base and subsequent layers.  

I used small banner dies and the Ghost Town stamp set for the sentiments.  Ok, that little frog on the back of the scooter is hilarious!  

Aren’t these costumed kiddos the cutest?  They are all images from the Icon sticker sheet popped up on foam squares. I also used moon, star and cloud Shape Sprinkles for some of the scenes.  

Here’s just one idea for using tags this size. I love all of the seasonal soaps that are out this time of year and sometimes I give them as small gifts to friends and family.   

All they need are cute gift tags tied to them!  That’s it for me today, I hope this project sparked a little creative inspiration in you!  Happy crafting!
  Doodlebug Products Used:
Ghost Town 6x6 pad
 Petite Prints Buffalo Check 6x6 pad
Halloween Night Shape Sprinkles 
Ghost Town Icon Sticker Sheet
Ghost Town Stamp Set
Doodle Twine Beetle Black 
Mini Clothespins
  Other Products Used: 
Tag Metal Die Set
Adhesive Foam Squares & Liquid Glue

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Pumpkins and mice and spiders, oh my!  Pumpkins are always cute ... but only Doodlebug could make spiders and mice look cute!  I had lots of fun with this page layout using the brand new Ghost Town collection.  
For this layout, I got my inspiration from a new metal die that I purchased recently.  The die is called Circle Windows, by Photoplay and I love how easy it was to cut out the rectangle with three cute stitched circles for a fun design. I filled the circles with a few photos and some 6x6 pattern paper from Ghost Town and the new Buffalo Check prints.  

The background of the design is a 12x12 kraft buffalo check wood grain with some linen tangerine for a pop of orange. How cute are those icon stickers!  The little cowboy and cowgirl were perfect for this pumpkin patch page.

Okay, see what I mean about the mice and the spiders?!  Adorable!  The little mice look so cute on foam tape ... like they are crawling around on the page :) 

I know you are loving all of the new collections from Doodlebug, and I hope I've inspired you to take lots of pictures at the pumpkin patch this year ... especially since you'll want to use that adorable pumpkin stand die cut on a page!  Until next time, happy scrappin'! 


Ghost Town Collection
Buffalo Check-Wood Grain Cardstock

Circle Die
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