Monday, October 24, 2011

Doodlebug Doodle: Monster Mania

We are excited to start a regular feature on our blog called Doodles, our take on sketches. We hope you'll take the opportunity to take this Doodles and inspiration and create something fun! Feel free to post what you create on our Facebook wall if you use Doodlebug products. 

Lil' Racer by Kathy Martin
I'm often asked how I do my accent stitching because it's so neatly done and follows lines perfectly. All my stitching is done by hand. First I use an awl to pierce and outline the area I want to stitch. Once my patterned is done, I stitch it with regular sewing thread and needle.

Supply List: Monster Mania Collection -  Monster Mania Monster Dots, Doodlecut, Tricky Tweed - Side Two,  Cute Cuts,   Hallows Eve, Monster Strips & Side Two, Shin-Dig Alphas - Tangerine, Doodle Pops - Batty, Boutique Buttons, Beetle Black, Tangerine, Limeade, Doodles Card Stock Stickers - Happy Halloween, Boutique Brads, Trick or Treat, Spooky Town, Halloween Assortment Doodle Twine, Monster Mania Fancy Frills, Braddies - Spider; Mini Jewels, Tangerine, Lilac, Limeade

Happy Halloween by Sherry Cartwright
I wanted to use this layout for a collage of last year’s Halloween photos.  However, because I scrapbook 8.5x11, I knew there might not be enough room for the larger photo at an angle.   So, I eliminated it and concentrated on the rectangle area. 

I love scrapbook with bits and pieces and rarely use an entire paper on any given layout.   There are so many fun prints in the Doodlebug monster mania collection that I just used a mix --- small dots and stars and larger dots cut like scallops.  All of it lends to the fun, playful feel of the layout.  
Supply List: patterned paper : pumpkin patch, monster dots, tangerine dots-grid petite prints; die cut journaling tag : monster mania cute cuts; border : monster mania fancy frills stickers; button : spooky town boutique buttons; brads : marmalade mini brads, tangerine chunky brads, trick or treat boutique brads,  spooky town boutique brads; twine : Halloween doodle twine; rhinestones : tangerine mini jewel 

Supply List:
Journaling tag, monster tag, trick or treat thought bubble and ticket stub- from Monster Mania Cute Cuts; -Black Die Cut paper- Monster Mania doodle cut; Sentiment- Exdpressions Rub-on; Lg. Dot paper,Swimming pool Stipe - Monster Dots; Doodle twine in Halloween; Pumpkins, Stars- Monster Mania Icons; Crushed Velvet Brads; Green Star Brad- boutique brads Halloween assortment 


  1. Just love everyone's take on the Doodles sketch. And Stephanie... the mask on the puppy is adorable :)

  2. Fabo pages everyone! Just love the way all three of us used that "Batty" die cut!!! :)

  3. I love that even though we all used some of the same elements [that darling bat journal die cut tag!], our layouts all have a different vibe to them.

    Kathy -- I like the offset scalloped paper and the rosettes [is that what they are called?]. The smiley face in the middle is cute. Your little racer is a doll!

    Stephanie -- look at all those layers and that cute zebra [and ninja dog]. Love how you used the rubon phrase on strips of white.

  4. Sherry and Kathy, I love your layouts!!! I am sooo digging each of your styles, I feel kinda intimdated haha. I am so happy to be featured with such talent like yours. Great work!

  5. Love the LOs, but especially love Stephanie's how cute is that baby and the Ninja dog...

  6. You are so right, that baby is adoreable!!! Where did you find him? I would always scrap that baby! Tell his mom he's adorable!

  7. What wonderful LO's ladies! Stephanie's Ninja Dog is the best!

  8. Stephanie...I love your layout....Such a cute "zebra" and crime fighting puppy :O)


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