Thursday, December 29, 2016

Introducing 2017 Design Team Member Karen Hanson

karen 1 We are excited to introduce the new 2017 Design Team to you and today we're excited to feature Karen Hanson. 

Hi everyone! I'm Karen from ScrappyCanuck Studios and I have a confession to make. I am a paper crafter who loves cute, color and glitter - yes, even glitter! In fact, the other day, as I was driving with my husband and two daughters to a Christmas market up here in my home town of Calgary, Alberta, my husband noticed that I had glitter all over my face. "Can I help you get that off," he asked? "Nah," I responded with a smile, "Nothing I can do about it now. Once you're glittered, you're glittered!" For me, the remnants of glitter were also a little reminder about the time I had spent that afternoon scrapping a Christmas memory I had of my youngest daughter. I had been using the delightful "Home for the Holidays" paper from Doodlebug, and color, cute and glitter had been all over my kitchen table! I was like a pig in mud - well, pretty, colorful, sparkly mud anyway!


The layout I created that glittery afternoon - featuring Home For the Holidays and other great embellishments including Doodlebug's Mini Pearls! For more details about this project, and to see it's hidden fun, click here!

It was at this point that I decided I need to take a risk, and apply for the Doodlebug design team. Doodlebug products have been a part of so many of my crafting projects, and it really is a company that has given me the crafting courage to say - "Bring on the colour, cute and the glitter!" Doodlebug's style has been such an inspiration to me, and maybe, just maybe, my Doodlebug projects could be an inspiration to someone else! So I grabbed some supplies and got crafty: First up, a project with Happy Harvest!
Now tell me, isn't this cute Doodle-pop sticker called "Happy Hedgehog" enough to make you, well...happy?

And these "Bon Bon Sprinkles" - I kind of just want to eat them!

Then I grabbed "Take Note" - a bit of an older stack, but perfect for students, teachers or folks like me who love stationary - yup, I can never have too many pens, mechanical pencils and paper clips!

This is one of the collections that really shows off the clean, crisp patterns in amazing colours that Doodlebug is really famous for (and the part that always make me "oooo" and "ahhhh" when I see their booths at CHA)!

I think the "Push Pin Doodlepops" are my favourite, but those "Spring Mini Pearls" are a pretty close second!! ;)

Last, but not least, I finished off a project for my oldest daughter. She is 4, and has just started writing letters to Santa. I thought it would be great to put together a little mini album to collect the letters she writes to Santa over the next few years, and to feature some of her favourite memories of the season. Created by sealing, cutting and then embellishing envelopes, this album is so much easier than it looks (hmmm - I think this calls for a tutorial).
Each page is actually a pocket that we can use to store the letters that my daughter writes to Santa. There is also a tag on each page that I can use to write a special moment or funny thing that she might have said that Christmas.
I thought the pocket would also be a great place to store a little photo from the season - or perhaps even one from a visit with Santa! 
On this album, I also used some of the cute "Lily White Teensy Type Alphabet" stickers for the cover of the album, and to add the year to each page. These tiny stickers were the perfect size for the album! 
So there you have it - a few projects that I hope will inspire you to get your cute, colour and glitter on! There is no question that Doodlebug has inspired me to get crafty, and I can not tell you how excited I am to help them inspire you to do the same! Until my next post, come on over to ScrappyCanuck Studios and explore some other projects and tutorials I have created with Doodlebug product.

And if you're a fan of Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook, I would love to connect with you there too! Wait - is that glitter on your face? ;) See you soon!


  1. I love your fun and adorable projects! I have to admit that I love glitter too:) Can't wait to see what you'll create next! Congratulations and welcome!

    1. Thanks-you! Doodlebug sure makes adorable easy! Can't wait to do more crafting and sharing. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  2. These are fantastic, Karen!! I agree, Dooddlebug designs are so adorable--they are so fun to work with. Congratulations on making the team. I am so happy for you!

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  4. Love all these adorable projects Karen--So happy to have you on the team! :)

  5. Such fabulous projects Karen! Welcome to the team!!

  6. These are all awesome projects, Karen!
    A big congratulations to you for making the DT! You are a perfect fit for Doodlebug!


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