Hello Doodlebugs! It's Mendi here today with a layout sharing everything I am thankful for this year using Doodlebug's darling Happy Camper and Friendly Forest collections. I just love the way these two lines mix and match--It's like one giant collection of Doodlebug goodness!
To create my background I was inspired by a sketch (which I'm unable to locate to give proper credit) featuring 16 die-cut hearts. I sized each of my hearts to be 2-1/2 inches wide and then set to work embellishing each one with similar tone-on-tone colors and adding a little something I'm thankful for to each. For my journaling I adhered Doodlebug's new cardstock colors, cut into 1" strips, onto a piece of printer paper using scotch tape (already printed once to see my word placement) and then printed everything out again in one pass. I then was able to use my trimmer to cut them down into smaller strips while they were still all attached to the larger paper. It made it super easy!
I reserved three of the hearts near the bottom of my page to ground my title using Doodlebug's awesome new Chippers. I wanted to add the word "so" using the teensy type alphabet stickers, but they were a lighter brown and didn't stand out as much as I was wanting. Guess what? Going over them with a brown sharpie on a piece of scratch paper totally solved that problem! ;)
I hope I've inspired you to create your own Thankful" project using these darling collections. Make sure to share your completed projects over on Doodlebug's facebook page and keep checking back for all the amazing ideas my fellow teammates have up their sleeves.