Monday, February 29, 2016

Swiss Dots Challenge: Planner in the Pink by Kimberly Lund

Hello friends! So excited to be here today on the Doodlebug blog today to share my latest planner project with you. This week's project uses the Swiss Dot collection and I'm so happy with the final product.


I chose to work with two shades of pink and a gray for this project. In addition to the swiss dots cardstock, I pulled some stickers from the Kraft in Color line and a few Doodle Pops in coordinating colors.

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I always start with adding pattern to my side boxes and chose to alternate a rose pink and a hot pink for this week.


This week I went a little out of my comfort box and added some flowers held to the page by a sugar coated brad.


I created a few paper clips to accessorize using Doodle Pops and mini clothespins.


The last step was to add my journaling at the end of each day. I love having time before I end my day to just write what's on my mind. I fit my journaling around where I've already decorated and when I run out of space, I know I'm done writing.



That's how it looks in my planner. It's always so much fun to see how it looks when it's all done!


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Swiss Dots Challenge: Hello Sunshine Layout by Corri Garza

Hi everyone! Corri here today sharing a couple of projects with the Swiss Dots Collection.  I love the collections...there are tons of fabulous colors and the dots are the perfect size.   First my first project, I made a layout.  I've had my eye on this raindrop background from the Silhouette Store and finally found a great way to use it.
I cut the background from white cardstock and then backed it with a Swimming Pool Swiss Dots sheet.  The sun is also from the Silhuette Store.  I trimmed it to fit in the corner of my layout. The sun and title are cut from Bumble Bee Swiss Dots.  
Sequins added some sparkle to my sun and I added a Tangerine button and some Doodle Twine to the center. 
For my second project, I made a cute Easter treat basket with my Cameo.  
I love the Swiss Dots on these cute eggs.   You can check out the full Swiss Dot Collection here.  So many fabulous color for any type of project. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Swiss Dots Challenge: Photo Prop Fun with Kathy Skou

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with some fun Photo props I made using the new Swiss Dot Petite Prints!  Every year I attend a big crop on Cape Cod with a bunch of friends.  I thought it would be fun to bring along these props... let the photo taking begin!  The Swiss Dot Petite Prints were PERFECT for these... the colors are bright, fun & fabulous, and the dots add a little bit of whimsy! Take a peek...

Of course I needed mustaches and lips... I thought the frames would be fun too!  I backed the Swiss Dot Petite prints with some chipboard for a little more stability and added some wood dowels.  I had to add a Heart Sprinkles Shape to the lips!

I was able to talk my partner in crime (a.k.a. my daughter) into helping me showcase the props, because it wouldn't be quite as fun without a model!  Take a look at some more...

Lips and glasses, what is more fun??

I loved the camera shapes & speech bubbles I found, and thought they'd make some fun props as well...

I'm not sure I'm an angel, but the horns and halo will be popular, I'm sure!
And of course, crowns... because we like to think we are princesses... 
Make sure to stop by the blog all next week for more Swiss Dot Petite Prints inspiration, you'll be glad you did!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Swiss Dots Challenge: Home Decor Shadow Box by Traci

Hi everyone, it's Traci and I'm back to share my swiss dot project with you!  I love primary colors and although the new swiss dot papers come in lots of fun colors, I chose the primary ones for my framed decor piece.  I think this will look really cute in a child's room!
I love this 8x8 shadowbox frame from Doodlebug, and it worked perfectly for my picture.  To create the white mat, I designed a background with my Silhouette CAMEO machine.  I used sketch pens to create the "stitched" boxes and then cut the inside squares out. 
I also used my Silhouette to cut out each embellishment -- the swiss dot papers cut beautifully! 
I finished this piece off with some chippers alpha stickers.  Love these!!   Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project!  Leave me a comment and tell me about your fun swiss dot projects!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Right on TARGET with this Swiss Dots Challenge Layout by Christine Meyer

Hi Doodlebug Fans!  Christine joining you today with a colorful layout about my bright and cheerful littlest boy! The Swiss Dots Petite Prints are double sided and available in so many fabulous colors! And of course they coordinate with all the fabulous Doodlebug embellishments.  You simply can't go wrong with any color you choose! I decided to go for a rainbow effect.

I cut out my circles and then layered them one onto another.  I then started trimming out pieces and adding in my quote. I love adding meaningful, unique,and timely quotes to my layouts - I think it makes them a little more personal.

Teensy Type Letters coordinated perfectly in all my color choices and made for a whimsical title! It took a little patience to put it together but I knew the time was going to be worth it! Using multiple colors ensured I wasn't going to run out of any of the letters I needed! 

I can't get enough of all the different Sprinkles available from Doodlebug.  I used both arrow ones and circle ones throughout to break up my circles and add some movement to the layout.

My final touch was adding a small tag topped off with a cute little monster Doodlepop.  I debated on which Doodlepop to use there, but a toddler and cute monster seemed like the perfect combo! Because as well know toddlers are cute little monsters too!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Swiss Dots Challenge: New Beginning Layout by Mendi

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today with a layout using all the beautiful new Swiss Dot Petite Prints.  I wanted to find a way to use this wonderful new basic to create my own custom color scheme and I've had these photos of my daughter that I've never been able to find just the right papers for.  By pairing the swiss dot papers with some of Doodlebug's other great basics I was able to achieve the look I was after.
Doodlebug Swiss Dots Cascading Heart Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
I decided it would be fun to have the heart cascade across the background to match the hearts in my daughter's shirt so I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out on my 12x12 background and then back them with the papers.
Doodlebug Swiss Dots Cascading Heart Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
To ground my title I cut out a large over-sized banner and the word "new" on my Silhouette to pair with Doodlebug's Skinny alphabet cardstock stickers.  I then stitched around the two layers and sandwiched foam tape between them to create extra depth.
I hope I've inspired you to create a custom color scheme of your own using these yummy swiss dot papers that come in a rainbow of colors!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Swiss Dots Challenge: Easter Shadow Box by Jennifer Beason

Hello Doodlebug fans. Jennifer here and today I have a fun shadowbox project to share. This project features Doodlebug's new Swiss Dot Petite Prints, which come in a array of bright, yummy colors.
On the inside of the shadowbox I used green and blue textured cardstock for the background. Then the clouds, sun, animals and grass etc, were added in layers to give the feeling of depth.  The branch frame was cut out of brown cardstock using my Silhouette. Then the frame was glued to the center of a pink Swiss Dot sheet, mounted to foam core and hand cut out. Once the frame was attached to the box, stickers and and other embellishments were applied. 
As you can see, I also used the Swiss Dot Cardstock to create the grass, clouds and behind the "Easter" title. Here are some more pictures of the finished piece.
Thanks for joining me today! :) Jennifer

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pot O' Gold Collection: Patrick Layout by Melinda Spinks

Hello Doodlebug peeps... it's Melinda with you today and I'm closing the week with another Pot O' Gold project. St Patrick's Day was always a day of frivolity and much celebration as it was my father's birthday, and yes, his name was Patrick. Sadly we lost him to cancer and St Paddie's Day has never been the same for our family.
There were so many cute patterned papers with this collection that I decided I had to come up with a plan to use them all... I went with patchwork!

I always love hand stitching on my layouts so I decided I wanted a four leaf clover stitched over the patchwork to act as a backdrop for the photo of my Dad. I printed out a template to use as a guide for the stitching.

Once I'd finished the stitching it was all about embellishing... which just happens to be the most fun part of any project! I couldn't resist the super cute little froggy and the new matte finish on the sprinkles.

I really wanted to use white alphas on my layout but they fused too much with the background so I dabbled with a little splash of water colour to allow just a hint more of the lettering to stand out. Then the layout seemed unbalanced so I added a touch more water colour to the top of the layout to even things out.

Well that's it for this week's Pot O' Gold projects, however, be sure to stop by next week for some bright and beautiful ideas using the new 'Swiss Dots Petite Prints'.
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