Thursday, August 7, 2014

Color Challenge: Swimming Pool & Blue Jean Projects

We have two awesome projects today, so be sure to scroll down!

Cute Cards with Swimming Pool
by Shellye McDaniel

Hello!  Shellye here with two cards created with one of my favorite colors, "Swimming Pool"!  Each card pulls in various Doodlebug Design products boasting the color;  whether you're using an older or newer collection, it will still match perfectly with any of the Doodlebug staples.

 This first card is a compilation of Kraft In Color, Glitter Cardstock, Textured Cardstock and the cloud motif paper found in the Patriotic Parade Collection.

I started with a 6X6 card base and began layering on the different patterned papers.  I die-cut a few clouds from the Swimming Pool Glitter Paper and then used a hot air balloon stencil to emboss a piece of Lily White and Swimming Pool Cardstocks.

I trimmed the entire balloon out from the white paper and only the chevron portion from the swimming pool paper.  I also pulled in some Doodle Twine and Boutique Buttons as embellishments for the balloon.

The butterfly sticker is from a much older Doodlebug collection, but it still matches perfectly!

For this next card I decided to focus on several of the Swimming Pool Washi Tapes that are available!  I cut a piece of cardstock to size and simply added strips of tape to it.

I found the cute Doodle Pop monster in my stash, so I added him to a small piece of cardstock.  The sentiment was actually cut from one of the Simply Put was just the right size and theme for this card!  I glued it around a piece of a Pixie Stick and then adhered to the card with liquid glue.

Doodle Twine and brads were just the right finishing touches!

Doodlebug Design is known for their bright and cheery colors; I most especially love the fact that Swimming Pool (or Cupcake or Limeade) is still the same today as it was years ago!  What is your go-to Doodlebug color?  I know it's hard to settle on just one, but  try designing a scrapbook page or card with just that's fun to watch the different shades of the color blend together.  Have fun!

Sweet & Sassy Layout

Hello Doodlebug friends! And welcome to another one of Doodlebug's great colors.....Blue Jean! I am a huge fan of each of the Doodlebug colors but blue is my favorite color so I was happy to create this layout with Blue Jean!

Since my daughter's dress has stripes of Limeade and Swimming Pool I thought I would throw in some touches of those colors to compliment my photo.

Here are some close up shots of all the different Blue Jean (along with Limeade and Swimming Pool) embellishments that I added to my layout. I have to say that the sequins are my favorite embellishment to use on my projects!

Thanks for joining us today and I hope you found some type of inspiration from my Sweet & Sassy layout using Blue Jean!


  1. Great projects Aimee & Shellye!!!!

  2. Shellye - you wowed me with your adorable cards!! Love the hot air balloon - you totally rock!! And Aimee - way to go, your showcasing the Doodlebug color "Swimming Pool" turned our super fabulous!! I love the way you used lots of sequins, enamel dots, and jewels on this gorgeous layout!!

  3. Loving the colour theme!! You did an amazing job ♥

  4. WOW - there is a WORLD OF WOW's here today!!!
    Shellye - your cards are SO CUTE - LOVE your balloon, LOVE your monster and LOVE each & every thing you have done with Swimming Pool blue!!!
    SWEET & SASSY is the PERFECT title for your SWEET & SASSY Blue Jean layout, LOVE the colours you have combined to celebrate your daughter's photo, the sequins add an extra touch of FUN :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your AWESOME INSPIRATION ladies - it is ALWAYS a PLEASURE to visit each day, I never know what CREATIVE ADVENTURES you are going to take me on!!!

  5. Awesome projects Ladies! I adore both of these Doodlebug colors and your layout and cards make them shine! :)


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