Thursday, May 24, 2012

Guest Designer: Liz Qualman + Giveaway


My name is Liz Qualman and I am really excited to join the Doodlebug team on the blog today to share some ideas for miniature projects.  I am a big fan of bright, bold colors and thought the Snips and Snails collection was right up my alley.  I don't actually have a baby anymore since my little man is 3 years old now, but I still loved how the collection could be used with little boys.  The colors were just right for my outdoor photos.



I thought it would be fun to take the elements I would have added to a 12 x 12 layout page and spread them across three 6 x 6 miniature layouts.  Doodlebug has some adorable patterns that look fantastic as 6 x 6 patterned papers.  I also thought it would be fun to display the miniature layouts with tiny clothespins, or they could easily be put into a long, narrow frame that could be changed out in the future.  I used the thicker 12 x 12 cardstock paper for the background, but all of the other papers are 6 x 6.





My family visited an aspen grove last fall on our annual autumn jeep trip.  My son loves to explore and have fun outside, so I tried to capture this experience across the three pages.  The colors of the collection looked fantastic with my photos and the more everyday patterned papers made great backgrounds.  I used my typewriter to add the sentiment to the punch out journal card, which I first backed on blue cardstock before I rolled it through so the little notebook paper edges would not be ruined.  Twine makes such a nice border on pages and I used it on each page to tie all three together.







I added pop dots to the fun cardstock sticker banners on the "So Fun" page.  I also added some of the mini pearls, boutique buttons and shaped brads to give the pages a little bit of sparkle and dimension.  They were the perfect size to keep with the miniature theme.

GIVEAWAY: 
We loved the Liz joined us for your "Anything Mini" week and shared her take on it. So we're going to giveaway a pizza size box of Doodlebug goodies to a lucky winner. Do one of the following for an entry to win:
1. Visit Liz Qualman's Blog and follow her blog: http://lizqualman.blogspot.com/. Then come back and leave a comment telling us you did this.
2. Post a project you created with Doodlebug's products to our Facebook Wall, then come back and leave a comment here that you did. 
3. Post a link on Facebook or Twitter to today's post, then leave a comment you did this. 
4. Pin one (or all) of the images to Pinterest, leave a comment that you did. 

You will have until the Sunday evening to enter. The winner will be announced on Tuesday morning.

Thank you to Doodlebug for the wonderful inspiration!

Snips and Snails Products:
3212: baby boy doodle twine
3288: baby boy- mini pearls
3292: baby boy- shaped brads
3216: baby boy boutique buttons
3268: snips & snails- cardstock stickers
3269: snips & snails fancy frills cardstock sticker
3230: cheery o's double-sided cardstock
3276: snips & snails- 6x6 paper pad
3263: snips & snails- double-sided cute cuts

80 comments:

  1. Love this collection and love what Liz did with it...pinned!!!

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  2. LOVE Liz's mini she made with this (one of my favorite) Doodlebug collections!. I am a follower of Liz's blog. I have a layout I made using the Sweet Cakes collection that I posted on your Facebook Wall a month or so back.

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  3. liz i always love your work!! great job!

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  4. gorgeous mini album, some great inspiration there! Follower of Liz's blog and pinned on Pinterest!

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  5. Cute pages: makes me want to scrapbook some of my grandson's pictures in a mini album. I follow Liz's blog and pinned a page on pinterest.

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  6. wonderful projects! I must try my doodlebug products.

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  7. I follow Liz's blog, so please enter me. I'd love to win this!

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  8. I LOVE Liz's work - always so inspiring! Of course I'm a follower and of course I would love to win some Doodlebug! :)

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  9. Love these minis, Liz! So cool how you used the twine to frame each of the pages. :)

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  10. I following liz blog. some cut things

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  11. I pinned a layout from this blog post today

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  12. I post a link to this post on my facebook page.Now I just have to create something out of doodle bug.. This is going to be fun

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  13. Pinned all three gorgeous LO and a close-up of the great twine frame, which I loved! Also following Liz's blog now. http://pinterest.com/bealawson/scrapbooking/

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  14. Great projects! I am following Liz's blog!

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  15. When I saw these beautiful layouts, I knew I had to visit Liz Qualman's Blog and follow her. So I did!

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  16. I'm a new follower of her blog!

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  17. I have had Liz's blog bookmarked for what seems like ages. I love to look at what she does in papercrafting for inspiration. Today I started following her with google friend connect. Her miniature layouts are adorable...another one of her projects I want to copy.

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  18. i follow liz's blog! this project is adorable.

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  19. Love the pages here. I followed Liz's blog. rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

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  20. I'm already a follower of Liz' blog. Love her mini layouts!

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  21. I've been following Liz for years and love her style! This project is so stinkin cute!! With a grandson due in just a couple of weeks, I loved seeing this line!

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  22. I love to see how creative other people are! It totally inspires me to try the ideas I come up with! Liz, your blog is awesome!

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  23. Im new folower from Liz Block. She's fantastic

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  24. I already follow Liz. ilove her work! thanks!

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  25. Just got back from Liz's blog and left her a comment too!

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  26. What a great project and what a great blog Liz has! I'm a new follower

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  27. I visited Liz Qualman's Blog and her layouts are really cute!

    Carla from Utah

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  28. already a follower of Liz's blog.

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  29. I pinned this!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/45247171226631795/

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  30. Shared on Facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1351403084

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  31. I pinned Liz's awesome bammer to my Pinterest board.

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  33. I'm a big fan of Liz's work...this one is no exception. Beautiful!

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  34. Fell in love with this project and pinned it before I read that was how you can enter to win. Cannot wait to make it.

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  35. shared on twitter
    https://twitter.com/LuannePang/status/205802400274055169

    ~luanen

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  36. shared on pinterest
    http://pinterest.com/footahead/i-love-doodlebug-inc/

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  37. So happy that you have invited Liz today...she is an amazing crafter. I also am a follower of her blog.

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  38. I'm a new follower of hers, love her work already! Thanks so much!

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  39. I shared on fb - Lisa Bankes-Lahiff, thanks again!

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  40. pinned it http://pinterest.com/pin/130604457914190891/

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  41. Love this layout with all the layers and embellishments! I left some love on Liz's blog and am following her on GFC!

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  42. Shared on FB here: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=223334497783959&id=100003222327908

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  43. new follower on Liz's blog :)

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  44. posted on facebook a card I made today with Doodlebug paper and mini pearls :)

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  45. posted this link on my facebook

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  46. pinned :) my fav lo of the bunch

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  47. I am a follower on Liz's blog!

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  48. Amazing mini book! I found this page from Liz's blog (My Little Sketch Blook).

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  49. I'm following Liz's blog~ cute stuff!!

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  50. I posted about the giveaway on Facebook

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  51. I posted a picture on your facebook page

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  52. I have started following Liz's blog =)

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  53. I am a follower of Liz's Blog. Love her work.

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  54. What cute layouts. Loved the use of the twine and typewriter. I had to pin!

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  55. I was at Liz's blog and she sent me to you to check out your awesome blog.

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  56. Just posted a finished layout to Facebook. I used my favorite product - Doodlebug - this years Easter collection! Love it.

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  57. I went to Liz's blog and became a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. Shared this post on facebook

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  59. Pinned the "fun" banner close up to my "color" board on pinterest

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  60. Following the blog and pinned the Happy layout

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  61. I am now following's Liz's blog and she has some awesome creations on her blog!

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  62. Thanks for the giveaway; I pinned all of Liz's layouts! :)

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  63. I have just come over from Liz' blog. I love the new line. Perfect for little boys (Mine is 5 months old!) Would absolutely love to win this!

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  64. June WetterstroemMay 27, 2012 at 6:34 AM

    I already follow Liz's blog. Enjoyed the mini pages!

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  65. Liz is one of my favorite artist's. I have followed her blog for quite awhile and was excited to see her here. Love her style.

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  66. http://pinterest.com/pin/7740630579927788/
    Pinned!

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  67. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/scraphappygirl/status/206756560666505217

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  68. I follow Liz and love what she shared here today!

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  69. I'm a follower of Liz!! Thanks for sharing these darling mini pages!

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  71. Pinned the layouts!! http://pinterest.com/pin/106186503684534966/

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