Thursday, July 30, 2015

PageMaps Sketch: Crabby Pants Layout by Melinda

Hands up everyone that struggles to think up new and fun layout designs? Yep, my hand is raised too! That's why we have people like the very talented Becky Fleck (PageMaps) to do all the hard work for us and this fun sketch is no exception. Perfectly balanced, room for multiple photos and journaling, fun elements and the all important date which is something I tend to forget unless reminded.

When a sketch is this good you really don't need to play around with it too much so I've kept my layout as close to the original design as possible. That's what a sketch is for isn't it?... taking away the stress of thinking up your own design!

My little man has had these swimmers since he was a baby and although they have stretched a little, they are still his favourites. He calls them his 'crabby pants' so the title to my layout was chosen well before I sat down to scrap.

I decided to add lots of layers to give a hint of dimension to the overall design... and I can't resist little clouds with smily faces.

Wouldn't it be nice to have lovely handwriting? I cheat and use the sweet little Doodlebug mini rub-ons. They are the perfect size and come in all the colours of the rainbow. And as for the new glitter sprinkles, they work perfectly as droplets of water because they are slightly transparent and add a touch of sparkle.

And finally... the all important date! Becky's sketches focus on all the necessary elements that go into creating a perfect page of memories.

Next time you have a brain-fade moment and struggle with the design of your layout, head over to PageMaps and browse through the amazing sketches Becky Fleck has put together for anyone and everyone to use.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Doodlebug Design Sports Themed Show Booth & Release Sneak Peek

We're at the Sierra Pacific Show for retail buyers in Salt Lake City this week. And we are so excited to share our fun "sports themed" booth with you along with a sneak peek of "part" of our release.

Tom, Jon, Cynthea & Allison are ready to ref your order!!!

Fun Stress Balls for Stores Placing Orders

Sample Sports Projects

Yes that is Astro Turf for our booth carpet!!

Sweet Summer PageMaps Double-Page Layout by Traci

Hi Doodlebug friends!  It's Traci and I'm back to share a new PageMaps sketch with you.  As you may know, Doodlebug teamed up with Becky Fleck and the Page Maps team this month and we are  playing with some of the new July maps.  Becky sent me a great 2-page layout with lots of photo spots...perfect for summer pictures of my adorable nieces! Here's the PageMaps July 2015 12x12 double :
And here's my take on the design:
I used Doodlebug SunKissed paper and embellishments, along with doilies, stickers, and glitter sprinkles.  I also used Fancy Frills border stickers ... and here's a tip:  when you buy Fancy Frills border stickers, buy 2!  They are true 12" long stickers and if you buy 2 sets, you'll be able to create borders across both 12x12 pages like I did here!  
Thanks for stopping by today!  Here's a list of all the Doodlebug goodies I used on this layout:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

PageMaps Sketch: You Have My Heart Layout by Silvia

Hello, Hello!!
It's Silvia here showing you my participation in July PageMaps
This is one of my dreams come true, be in PageMaps site showing my own creation of one sketch of Becky!!
I've done many , many of her sketches, I really admire her!!!
Thanks Becky for making this beautiful dream come true!!!
Let me show you my LO 
This is the sketch from Becky
 This sketch is so dynamic, with many details, really love it!!
I draw some forms and cut them in my Cameo, making contrasting backgrounds. All around the second square in the base, I crocheted with Doodlebug Twine gray
those glitter Sprinkles looks wonderful!
I used a color altered picture of my niece Natalia, the stickesrs I used are great,
they have perfect quotes
 The button looks nice right?
 Love you = Love her!!!
 These 2 sprinkles in the midle of the printed heart looks so beautiful, and the sequins give the layout sparkly points all over it!!!
Thanks for stopping by, and remember I love to read your comments!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

PageMaps Sketch: The Girls Layout by Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a fun layout based on a fabulous sketch by Becky Fleck over at PageMaps!  The members of the Doodlebug Design Team were asked to be guest designers for the July PageMaps Newsletter... this was right up my alley, Becky's sketches are a favorite!  Here's the sketch she sent...

And here's my take... I used papers from the new SunKissed Collection and some Petite Prints as well...

In place of the tag on the left, I used a Doodlebug Tangerine Doily.

Otherwise I kept pretty much to the sketch with title and embellishment placement.  I love how it all came together!
 Be sure to check back to see more Doodlebug & PageMaps inspiration from the Design Team!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer Fun 8.5x11 Layout Sketch by Jennifer Beason

Hi Doodlebug fans!  Jennifer here with my PageMaps layout. I decided to create my project using the Sunkissed collection. Paired with Becky Fleck's fabulous 8 1/2 x 11 sketch, putting this layout together was a breeze.
I only used 2 photos in my design, but other than that I kept the layout pretty much the same. I also matted each photo with lily white cardstock to make them stand out more.
Stickers, sprinkles and a doodle-pop were used to create the title.
And I substituted one of the photos in the sketch, with a 2 x 2 patterned paper block, which is from the 6 x 6 paper pad.
I decided to use a popsicle from the Summer Treats Craft Kit for my journaling and added some fun flip flops and other sprinkles to brighten it up.
More stickers and sprinkles from the collection were added to the rest of my layout to finish it off.
Thanks for joining me today.  Jennifer
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