Thursday, February 28, 2013

"Love"ly Cards by Shellye and Stephanie

Today we had a couple of "Love"ly cards we wanted to share with you that would work for anyone you LOVE. Don't wait to send some love until a holiday tells you, do it now.

You're Sweet Card
by Shellye McDaniel

 You're Loved Card
by Stephanie Buice

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The People I Love Layout Inspiration

Today our design team wanted to share the "people" they Love with you. we hop you find inspiration in one or more of their beautiful designs. 

Sweet Baby Love
by Melinda Spinks

Herself Portraits

Be Together Forever
by Jodi Wilton

What I Love About You
by Tiffany Hood

Little Man

I Love This Boy

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

“Not-A-Love-Note” Love Notes

My little boys like to take their own lunch to school on occasion.  When they do pack a lunch, I help them…and I like to send a fun little surprise along with their PB&J.  That little surprise is in the form of a love note….only they are little boys who don’t really want their friends seeing a “love note” from their I send “not-a-love-note” notes.  Really, all I want to do is let them know I’m thinking of them – so these little love notes are usually in the form of jokes!

Since I can’t be "too mushy,” I like to go all out with their joke cards – and using fun stickers and embellishments from my scrapbooking supplies really lets the boys know these are super special!

Doodlebug Doodle-pops are SUPER cute and I love using them on the joke cards.  Not only are they cute, but I can ALWAYS find a cute little joke or riddle to correspond with the image.

Here are a few of my favorite websites for kid-friendly jokes:
After you find the jokes you want to use, simply type them into a document and print them out onto white cardstock.  I like to use mailing templates to get the right spacing, but if you space them so the final card is about 4” wide and 2 1/2” tall, there will be just the right amount of space to add your doodle-pop next to the joke.

After the jokes are printed, just add the doodle-pop and mount the entire piece on a coordinating color of patterned paper (this will be easy because Doodlebug is awesome and everything coordinates!).

Print out the answer to the riddle onto a small strip of white cardstock and adhere it to the back of the card.

And that’s how you send love notes to your little boys without them realizing it’s a love note!

Visit Wendy's blog for more inspiration. 

Ladybug Garden Quilt and Applique Tutorial

I'm excited to share with you this doll quilt using Doodlebug's Ladybug Garden fabric.  The quilt is made using 4 1/2 inch squares with a 3 inch border on the edges.  I loved the bright colors in this line and couldn't wait to create a garden of my own.  I'm going to tell you how I did the applique, so you can make one for yourself.

First you need to gather your supplies: fabric, wonder under or heat n bond or some other fusible agent, shape for your applique, pencil, scissors and iron.

The first step is to trace your shape onto the paper side of your fusible web.
Next, place your fusible web on the wrong side of the fabric.  Follow the manufacturer's instructions use the iron to fuse the web to the fabric.
Cut out your shape and then peel off the paper backing.
Center your shape onto your 4 1/2" block and again use the manufacturer's instructions to fuse the shape to the fabric.

For this particular quilt you will need 25 squares.  Sew them together in a pleasing pattern, then add a 3" border on two opposite sides.  Quilt and bind and you have your very own Ladybug garden.  This would also make a darling spring table topper, if you don't have a doll who needs a blanket.

Visit Amy Chappell's blog for more inspiration.

BONUS: Be sure to come back around lunchtime to check out another fun Tuesday Tutorial on the blog today!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Things I Love Layouts

We challenged our Design Team girls to 
create project this week around
, people and places 
that they LOVE
Today we're featuring layouts 
about things some of our team loves!

I {Heart} Color
by Tiffany Hood

Makes My Happy 
by Shellye McDaniel

10 Things I Love
by Monique Liedtke

I {Heart} Doodlebug
by Sherry Cartwright

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lyrics + Doodlebug = Cute Home Decor

You Make Me Happy

  I love this song and I've sung it to my kiddos since they were babies.  I just love the message - and they truly DO make me happy - so I thought it would be an appropriate addition to our decor. ;)  I loved mixing and matching lots of different Doodlebug letter stickers and rub-ons - plus a bit of bling and of course, a doodle-pop up top!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Monique is Rockin with the Beatles

Hello Doodlebug fans! Today it's my turn - Monique's - to show you my Beatles (Love) Song Lyrics Project! I've chosen for their song "From Me, To You":

If there's anything that you want,
If there's anything i can do,
Just call on me and I'll send it along
With love from me to you.

I just love that song and knew straight away that this was the song I was going to use! 

Here's the project I made using Doodlebug's Lovebirds collection: 

If you want to see how I created this bouquet, please visit my blog CREATING {NON}SENSE for a step-by-step tutorial. 

Supplies: Doodlebug Lovebirds: Patterned Paper, This& That Cardstock Stickers, Cupcake Doodle Twine, Mini Love Notes, Washi Tape, Mini Doodle-Pops (roses are red); Boutique Brads (love assortment); Braddies (cinnamon hearts and sugar coated hearts). Other: ribbon.

Thank you so much for visiting Doodlebug's blog today and I hope I've inspired you to do some scrapping today!

{ Monique }

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rock & Rollin Cards with Melinda and Amanda

We are still at it today with card creations that incorporate song lyrics. You'll love what Amanda and Melinda did with these today.
   Sending My Lovin to You
by Melinda Spinks
We're tapping into to some Beatles with Melinda today. This card featured the lyrics from "All My Lovin" that you can check out on Amazon here or iTunes here. 

Love Hurts
by Amanda Coleman 
Mixing things up with a bit more ROCK is this fun card based on "Love Hurts" by Nazarath. Preview it on iTunes here or Amazon here.

Why So Blue? 
by Melinda Spinks
And a lesser known Beatles song, "Why So Blue," that you can listen to on Amazon here.  

Our House
by Amanda Coleman
I love, love this song and love even more that she was able to use the fun house brads from Doodlebug to create this fun card. Check out the "Our House" by Madness on iTunes here or Amazon here.  

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