Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fruity Inspiration from Kathy & Amanda

Have you seen the new Fruit Stand Collection? We love the bright colors and juicy design of this collection make it fun for any occasion. Check out what Amanda and Kathy created today.

Fruity Straws

Fruit Stand Cards
by Kathy Martin

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Soak Up the Sun with Shellye & Sherry

Are you excited for the kids to get out of school so you can enjoy more time in the sunshine? We are and we are excited to share with you some summer inspiration. We hope if anything you have more time to scrapbook!!

Summertime Layout
by Shellye McDaniel

Soak Up the Sun
by Sherry Cartwright

Make-Shift Trampoline 
by Sherry Cartwright

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Project Life Inspiration from Jodi & Monique

If you haven't had a chance to pick up the new Simply Put Notecards from your local Scrapbook Retailer... then you better soon. They make scrapbooking your 4x6 layouts and Project Life layouts simple and quick. Jodi and Monique have done a wonderful job showing you how they pulled together some fun layouts.

A Bright Sunshiney Day!
by Jodi Wilton

Featuring the 8x8 Page Protectors

Week 12 Spring 
by Monique Liedtke

Love the 12x12 page protectors that easily fit a 4x6 photos and Simply Put cards.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Guest May Flaum + Camp Scrap Giveaway

I’m always looking for ways to create on the fly and challenge myself to keep things interesting. Hi there, my name is May Flaum and I’m excited to be here as a guest on the Doodlebug blog today! As the mom of two girls and lover of bright crisp colors I’ve been a Doodlebug fan for many years and I always look forward to seeing what they’ll come up with next. The Stars & Stripes collection caught my attention right away, and I’ve been crafting up a storm with it! Today I have a new project to share with you here – made especially for this blog.

My inspiration for this page was to use bits and pieces that I have left, as it seems I’ve crafted my way through most of my stash! No 12x12 sheets of patterned paper left? No problem!

I cut up my chunks of leftover paper bits and made it work! You can see above how I cut apart and placed pieces, as well as adding in stickers, and even stitching some of the fantastic twine along the top edge. I love that all I needed to add in was a sheet of white cardstock and the Stars & Stripes collection did the rest!

I mostly scrapbook with 4x6 photos, and this has me absolutely loving the Simply Put Album Inserts that doodlebug has! In fact I’m having such fun with these journaling papers that I’m almost all out! They work so well in my designs, and I love that they are double sided so you can have options depending on what your project needs.

Whether you challenge yourself to use up leftovers on your desk as I have here today or simply take an hour (or even a half hour) to craft something soon I hope you enjoy some very happy crafting!

If you’d like to see more of my craft projects I welcome you to visit me at my blog (, and I also have a new workshop starting with Big Picture Classes June 6th called Camp Scrap. It’s all new material, more than 15 videos and 54 new and exclusive projects too.  I play with all kinds of scrapbooking and paper crafts – it’s going to be four weeks of creative play and the best part is that the materials will remain up and available, so you can access at your own pace. What could be better? I’ve got a spot to give away to one of you lovely readers!

Enter to Win
Would you like to win free registration to join May's Camp Scrap class? Then it's simple, you can enter by doing one (or all) of the following. You will have until May 31st to enter. Winner will be announced on June 3rd.
 1. Connect with May by following her on either Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter. Then leave a comment telling us which one you are following her on.
2. Follow Doodlebug Design on Pinterest. Leave a comment you did or are already.
3. Leave a comment on the Doodlebug Facebook page telling us why you love Doodlebug.

Good Luck!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Life is Good with the Stars & Stripes Collection

We loved how the Stars & Stripes Collection could be used for those Patriotic celebrations or simple to pull some fun memories together. Check out the darling layout by Monique. She lives in the Netherlands so 4th of July is not something she would celebrate. But we couldn't resist sharing Kathy's darling patriotic cards as well.

Life is Good Layout 
by Monique Liedtke

Stars & Stripes Cards
by Kathy Martin

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Graduation Gift Ideas + Cards

Every gift is not complete with the perfect card. Here's a couple of ideas for all those Graduation Open House Parties and Ceremonies using the new Doodlebug Cap & Gown Collection. And we went searching for the perfect ideas for gifts for your grads and here's some links we'd like to share:

Congratulations Card
by Kathy Martin

Graduation Day
by Shellye McDaniel

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Featuring Doodlebug's New Cardstock

We are thrilled to feature the new Doodlebug Cardstock. They come in a great variety of colors that are designed to match the Doodlebug line perfectly. Retailers can purchase individual colors, but as a design team we really loved these assortment packs. They come housed in their very own organizers and make storage simple! Check out the entire cardstock line on our website.

So to celebrate check out what Amanda created with the cardstock being the star of her card creations!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sewing Up Amazing with Amy

Amy has been working hard again on creating amazing projects with the Doodlebug Ladybug Garden fabrics. She even sprinkled in a darling card using the coordinating paper for her mom for Mother's day.

Mini Zippered Coin Purse Tutorial

There is almost nothing that isn't cuter in miniature- houses, dogs, food- and purses.

This little coin purse is diminutive in size, but large on function.  Perfect for summer outings- put in a couple dollars and your I.D. and you're prepared for any last minute snow cone adventures or lemonade stand encounters.  The bright colors will help you find it even in the most cavernous beach bag.

Measuring a mere 3" high and 5" wide this coin purse might seem too small to do much, but adding a 1" gusset allows for a surprising amount of space inside.  And this little guy is lined with laminated cotton- perfect for keeping out sand and easy clean up if it gets dirty from all those coins.

Are you sold yet?  Feeling like you NEED one?  I'm here to help.  This is a quick sew and uses very little fabric.  If you don't have laminated cotton, don't fret, this can be made using any scraps you have on hand.

(Note: The supply photo below shows yellow chevron and the finished project shows red.)

Be sure to visit Amy's Blog post for the specific material list and step-by-step instructions on how to create this adorable coin purse. 

Mini Zippered Coin Purse Tutorial

Now if that wasn't enough...Amy created this darling fabric banner using the same Ladybug Garden fabrics. I think this would be the perfect finishing for a summer party, little girl's room or inspirational craft room!

Flower Tutorial:
Amy wanted to show everyone how she created the yummy little scrunched flowers on the banner picture above. So she created an entire tutorial to explain the steps. Be sure to visit her blog to learn how to make this flower. 

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