Friday, March 30, 2012

Guest Designer: Nicole Nowosad + giveaway

We are very excited to have Nicole guest designing for us today. We sent her the new Boys Only Collection and couldn't wait to see what she created with it. Be sure to scroll to the end to find out how you can win this fun collection! 

My name is Nicole Nowosad, and I reside in Winnipeg, MB Canada with my 3 kids and scrap supportive husband! I have been scrapbooking for about 13 years and do not see that ending anytime soon! 

I love all things teal, I am hooked on my sewing on my layouts and I may eat way too much candy for one person. I have always loved the bold colours and patterns of Doodlebug’s products – all the lines are so versatile on projects of different subjects!  Thanks so much Doodlebug for having me as a GDT this month! Please visit me on my blog at

Nicole wants to share this amazing collection with one lucky winner. Simply go over and visit Nicole's blog ( and leave a comment for her or follower her blog. Come back and leave a comment under this post. We'll select a winner and post that lucky winner on Monday's blog post.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Boys Only Collection: Inspiration Day 2

First Day of Fourth Grade

I was thrilled to find the colors AND theme of this collection matched these photos perfectly - my son on his first day of fourth grade! I love the color combo as well as teh versatility of the embellishments - the arrows and stars were a perfect fit for my layout! 

Supply List: boys only clip art, boys only cool camo, boys only geared up, boys only digits, boys only 6x6paper pad, boys only icons stickers, boys only fancy frills stickers, boy assortment doodle twine, boy assortment boutique buttons, boys star brads, boy assortment mini pearls, jack & jill lily white cardstock stickers, jack & jill blue jeans cardstock stickers, doodles thinking of you lily white cardstock stickers

Happy Boy

The Boys Only collection is my new favorite Doodlebug line.  It has such fun, bright colors.  And there are so many different patterns so that you can scrap many boy themes.  There's music, gears, transportation, school, arrows, stars, soda, lockers, paper clips, graph.  And even though many themes are represented, the paper has awesome neutral flip sides.  Such a fun line!

Supply List:  Boys Only Cool Camo Patterned Paper; Boys Only Digits Patterned Paper; Boys Only Skater Stripe Patterned Paper; Boys Only Anyway Patterned Paper; Boys Only Geared Up Patterned Paper; Boys Only Fancy Frills Cardstock Stickers; Boys Only Icons Cardstock Stickers; Boys Only Party Banner Cardstock Stickers; Doodle Twine Boy Assortment; Boutique Buttons Boy Assortment.

Boys Will be Boys

Supply List: Boys Only Icons cardstock stickers, Skater Stripe cardstock, Clip Art cardstock, Jam session cardstock, Geared Up cardstock, Anyway, Puzzling Pieces, Mini Pearls Boy Assortment, Boutique Buttons Boy Assortment, Star Brads Boy Assortment, Hopscotch Cardstock Stickers in Lily White and Swimming Pool

Cute Operator
Supply List: Hopscotch cardstock sticker - bubblegum; Candy Shoppe cardstock sticker - swimming pool; Boys only collection: icon cardstock stickers, fancy frills, geared up, cool cameo, digits, anyway, puzzling pieces, decked out; Snips & snails: cute cuts

Be sure to come by and check out our Guest Designer tomorrow and you could win this awesome Boys Only Collection by Doodlebug!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Boys Only Collection: Inspiration Day 1

Boys Will Be Boysby Monique Liedtke
I was sooo happy that Doodlebug came with the "Boys Only Collection" as it's absolutely perfect for my almost 13 year old son! The colors and the designs of the papers are fabulous! I added some machine sewing, ink drops and staples and the page almost scrapped itself :).

Supply List: paper, stickers, buttons, twine: all from the Boys Only line. Letter Stickers: Candy Shoppe.

Soda Like You Card
by Kandis Smith

You Rock Card
by Kandis Smith

Supply List: Boy Assortment Doodle Twine, Boys Only Fancy Frills, Boys Only Icons, Multicolor Thank you Doodlesm Boys only, Party Banner, Boys Only superstar, Boys Only Cool Camo, Boys Only Pop Art,Boys Only Digits,Blue Jeans Jack and Jiill Rubons
Party Boy 

Supply List: Boys Only Collection: Superstar, Puzzling Pieces, Pop Art, Fancy Frills, Star Brads – Boy Stars, Boutique Buttons – Boy Assortment, Mini Pearls – Boy Assortment, Paper Frills – TangerineSimply Sweet Mini Rub-Ons – Lily White, Doodle Twine – Boy Assortment, Soft Beetle Black/Soft Gun Metal – 984 (2003), Doodles Card Stock Stickers – Happy Birthday, 

You Rock Cardby Stephanie Buice

Supply List: Guitar (Icons cardstock stickers from boys only collection), Jam Session patterned paper (boys only collection), 6x6 paper pad (boys only collection),
lily white jack & Jill cardstock stickers, Limeade jewels.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Mini Paper Airplanes by Jessy

Hi Doodlebug peeps!! It's Jessy Christopher here! For today's tutorial, I have created a layout using the new collection from Doodlebug called "Boys Only". I love the vibrant colors and the cute boys elements on the papers and stickers. I wanted to make this layout really fun by including stars and paper airplanes! 

When I was young, I was taught to fold paper airplanes and play with my friends in school and with my neighborhood friends as well. It definitely brought back a lot of memories. Fear not... if you are not sure how to fold a paper airplane. I have created a tutorial just for you!

Before we move on to the paper airplane, let's work with the base of the layout. 

Step 1: I used the 'superstar paper' and punched stars on it. 

Step 2: I cut & pasted the following papers: 'clip art', 'geared up', 'anyway' onto the 'jam session' paper (background). 

Step 3: I added the 'superstar' paper and also added the 'banner card stock sticker'.  Of course with that cute little photo too :)

Step 4: Here is a tutorial on folding a paper airplane: 

First I cut a square 3"x3". 

Fold in half.

Open up and fold the upper edges down to the centerline.

Turn it around/to the back and fold half again. Make it flat.

Fold the top all the way to the bottom line. You should have a "pointy tip" at the front.

It should look like this. 

Then fold the bottom edge up to the centerline. Fold the other wing in a symmetrical fashion.

Cut the airplane into half. 

Ta daa.. this is what you will get.

Step 5: Here's the completed layout! To add fun to the layout use Doodlebug twine to create the flying trail. I have also created a frame all around the 'superstar' paper by using lil stripes. Also added a lil more of the stickers & brads.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and thank you for coming by! 

Xoxo Jessy

Monday, March 26, 2012

Boys Only Release Party Week!

We are so excited to you show this fun and versatile Boys Only Collection. We have just shipped it out to your local craft and scrapbook retailers and we're excited to inspire you all week long with what you can create with this new collection.

Check out these amazing layouts created by Cynthea herself. Aren't they awesome! 

Here are some fun, inspiring cards created by the talented in-house design team for our 2012 catalog. 

So be sure to come by all week long to see what our ROCKIN' Design Team is going to be creating for you!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Join us at Scrapbook USA today & tomorrow!


    Come and sample the latest and greatest in scrapbooking and crafting at The Original Scrapbook USA Expo at the South Towne Expo Center


    South Towne Expo Center
    9575 S State Street
    Sandy, UT 84070
    MAP IT


    Fri. Mar 23rd and 
    Sat. Mar 24th
    Doors open at 10am

Thank You Thursday Winners Announced


The following three lucky crafters have won the e-book "31 
Thank You Cards" from Ella Publishing. Please email us at (correct email) by Monday, March 26th.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thanks You Thursday! with Ella Publishing + Giveaway

Our friends over at Ella Publishing ask us to participate in "Thank you Thursday." With the help of this very creative book "31 Thank You Cards" e-book. Below you'll see our teams creations, but be sure to click over to their blogs to see which card from the idea book inspired their creation. Also, check out the cute "thank you" cards the Ella Publishing team created and you win a great Doodlebug pile of goodies on their blog too!  We're also giving away 3 copies of this fun e-book too...scroll down to see how you could win.

Card by Kandis Smith featuring Hello Spring Collection
Card Created by Tiffany Hood featuring Hello Spring Collection
Card Created by Kathy Martin
Card by Jessy Christopher
Card created by Jing-Jing Nickel featuring Hello Spring Collection
Card created Aphra Bolyer featuring Hello Spring Collection
Card by Monique Liedtke featuring Hello Spring Collection

Card Created by Sherry Cartwright
I'm sure you'd like to win yourself a copy of this fun e-book (trust me you do). We're going to giveaway 3 copies. You have until Friday at 2:00am MST to enter to win. We'll announce the winners on Friday morning. 

How can you enter: 
1. Check out Ella Publishings Thank You Thursday blog post and leave a comment. Come back and let us know you did. 

2. Visit one or ALL of our Design team blogs listed above and come back and leave a comment here for each one you did visit (each one counts as an entry). 

Thank you! 
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