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.
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