Friday, April 29, 2016

Under the Sea Collection - Penny Slider Cards with Tya

Hello everyone- It's Tya and I up on the blog today wrapping up our Under the Sea product focus. I just adore this line- the mermaids are the absolute cutest and the little sea creatures are so fun!

 For my project I decided to do these really fun Penny Slider cards that I made using my Silhouette Cameo. I have always wanted to try these and they were really easy to put together! If you haven't seen these before, they use 2 pennies as a sliding mechanism that makes whatever icon you put on the mechanism slide and turn. It's really a fun technique that I thought would be fun with the sea creatures to make it look like they are swimming :)

 The files I used can be found here:
A2 Lori Whitlock Penny Slider Card
Lori Whitlock Circle Penny Slider Card
And here is a YouTube Tutorial on how to put them together:
Slider Cards

A couple of tips on putting these together -
I used small round mounting circles to hold the pennies together. If you use square ones the shapes wont be able to spin.
Because I used stickers from the Icon Sticker sheet, I don't want them to stay sticky, otherwise they may stick to the card and not slide and spin well. So first I add my pop dot - Leave the back paper on the pop dot. Then I sprinkle a little baby powder on the back of the sticker and brush the excess off with a small paintbrush.You can then take the adhesive off the pop dot and add it to the card.
Here are the cards:

The first one features this darling mermaid swimming along the ocean floor. The sentiment is from the This and That sticker sheet and I tied some Lilac Chunky Twine to the top of the card to finish it off.

To make the ocean floor, I fussy cut some light tan cardstock and layered them along the bottom adding some pop dots in between for dimension. I then added some stickers from the Icon Sticker Sheet, some Sweet Seashells Mini Doodlepops, and some Under the Sea Shape Sprinkles to make the scene. 

Next up is the Circle card. I just loved the cute little turtle so much! She takes center stage on this card. I used the same products as above to make this card.

Aren't these so fun? I can see these as a birthday card or baby shower card. Kids will just love the interactive feature of these cards. Hopefully I have inspired you to try a couple out! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Under the Sea Collection: 'Name Frame II' by Melinda

Hello and welcome, it's Melinda with you today and... No, you are not seeing double! Yes, this is another 'name frame' however this time I have created a 'girly' version for a special little poppet in our family. It would be safe to say that I'm kinda addicted to creating these frames because I'm a 'sucker' for all these adorable elements.

Under the Sea is perfect for all those girly photos that include water or swimming or even fish tanks etc. However, there's no reason why you can't create a photo-less piece of artwork to adorn someone's wall. There's plenty of colour choice in the collection to co-ordinate with most little girls' bedrooms.

And just look at those 'cutie patootie' Doodle Pops and Icon Stickers. I crammed almost every last piece onto the artwork as I didn't have the heart to leave anything off.

And just in case you haven't seen them yet... YES, I have used some of the latest Matte Sprinkles which are wonderful for taking photos as you don't get the shine like you do with some of the glittery versions.

You can view the complete 'Under the Sea' collection HERE

Thank you for stopping by today - Melinda

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Under the Sea Collection: Planner Love by Kimberly Lund

Happy Spring Doodlebug friends ! Have you seen the adorableness that is the Underthe Sea Collection from Doodlebug Design? I used this line in my memory journal, which is always my favorite planner, and it was just so much fun!


A look at just the layout:


I chose to use this line for this particular week because of the fun sticker that says "My Happy Place." This week in my journal was the week we were on vacation for Spring Break and we spent the week on the lake in my happy place. Not on the ocean, just a land locked lake, but it still worked for me.

And here are some details of all the adorable Doodlebug products
I used on this project:






I just love losing myself in a world of mermaids and ocean animals and cute. Hope you've enjoyed seeing how I used this line in my planner! Kim

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Under the Sea Collection: At the Beach by Monique

Hello Doodlebug fans, it's Monique on the blog today sharing the layout I created with Doodlebug's "Under The Sea" collection. What I adore most in this collection (apart from the papers of course) are the super fun enamel shape sprinkles! I decided I wanted to use lots of them on my page. I decided to start my page with this hearts cut file as my background so I could fill the hearts with lots of little embellishments, like the enamel shape sprinkles and the (word) stickers.

Next I chose this photo of my daughter on a Greek beach, just because I love the red sun beds next to her so much! I had to use PhotoShop to get rid of the dark shadows on her face, but I think I managed that quite well. At the time when I took this photo my photography skills were seriously lacking. 

Now about those enamel shape sprinkles I love so much! How about this pink whale?! Isn't she adorable?!

Or how about Mr Krabs? and that little green fish? So cute!!

I also love this sweet mermaid doodle-pop and decided she needed a place on my layout too. 

For the title I used Doodlebug's bubblegum "Skinny" alphabet stickers (Bubblegum being my favorite Doodlebug color!): 

Hope you like it! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Under the Sea Collection: Charlotte's Themed Party

Hello out there and welcome to Charlotte Rose's Under the Sea themed 2nd birthday party!!! Doodlebug fans are like family so... here is mine! :)  Yep! That's me with my husband and three daughters. :) Charlotte is the one on the right with the crazy wind-blown hair. :) 

Here was her invitation:
Mermaids, Fish and Whales that are Blue, 
Charlotte Rose is turning TWO! :) 

I just had to get that pink whale on the invitation. Is that not the cutest. thing. ever!?! I added just some white dots around the outside edge of the invitation part as I wanted to give it a little "bubble" or port-hole feel.

So... this was my first time making a birthday hat! I had such a great time with this simple project! I didn't even use a template for the birthday hat. I kind of winged it! Then I made a pom pom out of ribbon (thanks to an old Lori Allred tutorial!) and added some pom pom ribbon at the bottom. 

I hot glued a few doilies stuck together onto the front and pop dotted that castle with the number 2 on it! I hot glued some ribbon to the insides so I could tie it onto her head. I loved the ribbon under her chin look. But I would probably use elastic next time as she got tired of it before I did. :) Done! ;) 

Here is my 2 year old goof ball wearing her party hat!

And of course her sister needed to try it on as well :)

Here was the end of my little cake and favor table. We were outside since it was a gorgeous day! What were the favors you ask?!?... scroll down one picture....

Yep, I did it. I was "that" mom.. I gave way goldfish for their favors... real goldfish... well, what else was I supposed to give away at an "Under the Sea" themed party!?! :) The kids were STOKED. The bowls I got at the dollar store (candle holders), the goldfish were each 5 cents. I got a fish net per family (99 cents) and I got one thing of fish food and just divided it into small plastic bags for each family. The total cost of each favor was $3.50 after tax!!! And.... the kids' faces were priceless! 

My parties are never complete without paper straws! I just put baby powder on the backs of these stickers from the icon sheet and hot glued them onto the straws. Easy and the kids could remember whose cup was whose! 

Look at how fun and festive they are!!! 

This was such an easy cake topper that it was almost cheating. :) I used the "so sweet" from the "this and that" sticker page and the banners ends came from the banner pieces that are ready-made (see supply list below) I simply ran the doodle twine through the holes and hot glued it onto some bbq skewers.

Lastly, no party of mine would be complete without a personalized banner. I wanted to keep this simple as I knew I was doing a lot of decor. I thought the starfish look would tie in nicely. I think the chunky twine really is the star of this banner. It added the best texture! 

I hope you enjoyed my Under the Sea themed party! Thank you so much for virtually attending! I am so sorry I cannot share the cake! We ate it all. :) Have a beautiful day!!!

doodlebug: under the sea: under the sea (5109)
doodlebug: under the sea: mermaid ruffles (5104)
doodlebug: cardstock: swimming pool (3392)
doodlebug: under the sea shape sprinkles: under the sea (4953)
white gel pen

banner recipe:
doodlebug: under the sea: under the sea (5109)
doodlebug: under the sea: whale tales (5113)
doodlebug: under the sea: mermaid ruffles (5104)
doodlebug: under the sea: starfish (5110)
doodlebug: under the sea: rainbow bubbles (5107)
doodlebug: under the sea: pink pearls (5108
doodlebug: mini doilies: bubblegum (4597)
doodlebug: mini doilies: lilac (4604)
doodlebug: chippers: swimming pool (4515)
doodlebug: chunky twine: swimming pool (4810)
doodlebug: chunky twine: lilac (4813)

goody fish tags:
doodlebug: under the sea: rainbow bubbles (5107)
doodlebug: under the sea: starfish (5110)
doodlebug: chunky twine: tangerine (4807)
doodlebug: doodles: for you: beetle black (3145)
doodlebug: doodles: for you: lily white (3144)

party hat:
doodlebug: under the sea: sea babies (5106)
doodlebug: under the sea: icons (5143)
doodlebug: mini doilies: lilac (4604)
doodlebug: chippers: tangerine (4513)
glue gun

straw toppers:
doodlebug: under the sea: icons (5143)
hot glue gun
paper straws

cake topper:
doodlebug: under the sea: mini banners
doodlebug: doodle twine in lilac (3209)
doodlebug: under the sea: this and that (5148)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Under the Sea Collection: So Precious Layout by Corri

Hi everyone!  Corri here today!  I'm sharing a layout I made with the adorable Under the Sea Collection.  This collection is full of adorable little Sea creatures and the colors are perfect for little girls.   I knew right away what photo I wanted to use.  
The word art on this 4" x 6 card goes perfectly with my photo.  I used some of the banners from the Mini Banners craft kit to tuck behind my photo and the card.  I added a few stickers from the This and That Sticker Sheet....I applied them with foam tape to add some dimension.   
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the wave border.  I added stickers from the Icon Sheet and some Bubbles Shape Sprinkles to create a fun little underwater scene. 
This adorable collection is perfect for scrapping all your beach photos or for a fun mermaid themed birthday party!  You can see all the whole collection here

Friday, April 22, 2016

Under the Sea Collection: Our Little Mermaid Layout

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a fun layout using the ADORABLE new Under the Sea Collection!  My daughter LOVED mermaids when she was little.  She always pretended to be one when we were at the beach, so this collection was perfect for me! 

There were so many cute elements in the collection, I wanted to make sure I used them all!!  I opted for a grid design so I could create little scenes.  Of course, the Mini Mermaid Doodle Pop had to be part of my design!  The mermaid along with the fun sticker from the This and That sheet made up the perfect title!

I also added some goodies from the Sprinkles Shapes and Icon Sheet Stickers.  And those Bubble Shape Sprinkles...LOVE!

To fill in some of my grid I cut the squares from the Coral Reef Cardstock , they have such cute little pictures!

 Under the Sea is the perfect collection for summer and vacations!  There are so many cute elements!  Make sure to check out the blog all next week for more Under the Sea inspiration!  That's it for me, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Under the Sea Collection: Splash Circle Layout by Christine

Fabulous Colors, Adorable Characters, Cute Patterns!  Christine joining you today and declaring that Under the Sea has all of these and if you're like me will make you want to squeal with delight at all the fun it has to offer! I decided to pull out a picture of my only daughter having fun in the sun and showcase it with this layout.

My goal was to find a way to use the Die Cut Banner pieces in a fun and unique way.  As I was moving them around and looking at them I realized - hey why not use them around a circle!?!  They don't have to be a banner!  I love how doing this helps them mimic a sun or a flower - both perfectly appropriate for the feel of the layout!  I did a pattern using the four different banner shapes and trying to alternate colors, patterns, etc.  

I thought the mermaids in the collection were so fun that I used several of them!  They even have one come in Doodlepop form - adding some dimension to the layout!  Pieces from the This & That Sticker Set helped provide a title and subtitle for it.

I used a mixture of the Lily White Glitter sprinkles and Under the Sea Shape Sprinkles to surround the mermaids. They add such a fun touch of whimsy and pops of color and dimension too!

I specifically chose the background paper for my circle that I did for several reasons: it matched the water in the picture almost perfectly, it reminded me of waves and mermaid scales, and I knew I could go crazy with my craft knife and make it pop!  After I cut out the circle and placed my picture on it - I used my craft knife to randomly cut up scallops and pull them up.  I didn't count or do any pattern I just looked at it as I went and filled in where I thought it could use another.  I then topped those off with a dab of glitter glue.  I am always drawn to scallops and using my craft knife with them and am always pleased with the results too!

Stay tuned for even more fabulous Under the Sea projects coming your way over the upcoming days!

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