Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mix it Up Challenge: Happy New Year Mini Album by Traci Penrod

Hi everyone ... it's Traci and I'm back to share my project for the Mix-It up challenge.  The design team was asked to mix up a few collections for this week's challenge.  I used some papers from three different collections -- Hats Off, Gingham/Linen Prints and .... ??? Can you find the paper that doesn't go with the first two?  Do you remember which collection it's from??
I'll tell you the mystery paper in a minute ... but first you'll notice that I used Hats Off, a graduation line for a Happy New Year theme.  It worked perfectly since black, white, and silver are great colors for ringing in 2018!
Many of the embellishments in Hats Off also worked for my mini album ... especially the PARTY acetate, stars, and the adorable little cameras!  I even added in a firework embellishment from the Yankee Doodle collection!
Have you discovered the mystery paper yet?
You will find it in the photo above and in the one pictured below!
If you guessed the animal print from the At The Zoo collection, you are correct!!  This was such a fun way to mix prints and embellishments.  We'd love to hear how you've mixed Doodlebug collections together in your projects!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mix it Up Challenge: Date Night Planner by Jomelle Gomez

Good Morning Doodlebug Fans! Jomelle here today and this is my last blog for the year 2017. This year has been wonderful. I cannot wait for new adventures in 2018. I want to share with you my "Mix-it-Up" Project. 
I wanted to create a TN set up for my Date Nights with my husband. I made covers for my inserts and I decorated them. I decided to use my Favorite Collection Cream and Sugar and I mixed it up with the Fairy Tales Collection.

 I'm really excited to fill the pages with all our dates and make my TN super chunky.
 As you may already know, I love decorating my pockets with all kinds of odds & ends and other cute things.
 Since we have a 2 year old daughter who is very attached and very clingy to both of us, we rarely have alone time. My 14 year old son was able to watch her while hubby and I attended a wedding for one of his close friends. We had such a fun night.
Even though we don't get to go out for Date Night, I really do enjoy our Day Date with my hubby and our baby girl Juliet.

 Insert cover I decorated.

 I used the 12x12 cardstock to create an insert by cutting it to the standard TN size but I added an extra 2 inches so that I can fold it to make a pocket on the bottom. 

Hope you all have a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Thank you for stopping by. For more inspirations follow me on Instagram @J4Fashion

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mix it Up Challenge: File Folder Organization with Virginia Nebel

Hello everyone it's Virginia here to share with you my 'Mix-it-Up' project.  Even though our lives are becoming more and more paperless I still do find papers in my junk drawer piling up.  To tackle this mess, I created a fun file folder binder which I will use to keep loose papers better organized.  The foundation of my binder are pocket file folders available at an office supply store.

I used 3 pocket file folders (you can use as many as you wish as long as they fit your binder rings). and there are lots of decorating opportunites (front cover, back cover, inside cover etc.). Woot! I get to raid all my Doodlebug stash, that just makes my heart smile!

Here I used an 8.5x11 page I previously created, this way I can enjoy the layout everytime I open up my file folder! 

You can embellish the insides pockets too, you know all those cute Doodlebug clips, I clipped them to the inside and they are ready when I need some papers clipped together- so much fun!

Love this Doodlebug typewriter cutting file, so many ways to customize your message!

I have filed away a yummy recipe, now I have no excuse that I can't find it- LOL,  I guess I better go now to start some holiday baking!

Wishing you and yours the warmest and merriest Holiday Season!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mix It Up Challenge: Santa Airplane Wall Decor by Jennifer Beason

Looks like Santa has ditched his sleigh and is taking to the skies in his new airplane. Guess he doesn't mind all those cookie crumbs in the cockpit! :)
Hello everyone. Jennifer here and today I'm kicking off the Doodlebug "Mix It Up" Challenge. The team and I were tasked with creating a project mixing two or more collections. Since Christmas is almost here I thought I'd get another festive project done for my shop and complete my assignment at the same time.
For this project I mixed 4 of my favorite Doodlebug Christmas collections, Milk & Cookies, Here Comes Santa Claus, Polar Pals, and Sugarplums.
The Santa in plane and cloud are DB cutting files. Both pieces were cut out of wood then chipboard and foam were used to add layers. Don't you just love those half-eaten cookie stickers... too cute!!!
Because Doodlebug uses their signature colors in all their collections, mixing the old and the new Christmas lines together was easy.
I added some chunky and regular twine to Santa's hat and some fun twine pom-poms.  I also used a little white twine detail on the plane as well. Die-cuts, stickers, and candy shaped sprinkles were added to the cockpit for Santa to snack on.
Wooden snowflakes were painted and glittered then attached to the back of the cloud with some strong twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more "Mix it Up" ideas. Happy Holidays, everyone! Jennifer

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holiday Gifts: Chocolate Christmas Wreath by Melinda

Chocolate always seems to creep it's way into our Christmas decorations, whether hanging from the Christmas tree or adorning a garland strung across a doorway. However, considering our Christmas here in Australia is in the middle of Summer the chocolate never lasts until December 25... "oh mum, it was melting I promise"!

Now I will fully admit this wreath isn't being gifted to anyone other than my doorway because I cannot bare to part with it now that it's made. And I'm already down one chocolate in the few hours it's being hanging as Master 5 cannot help himself. But hey, it's Christmas after all.

I purchased a foam ring for the base and then used three of the super cute Milk & Cookies cut files to create the pieces I needed to put the wreath together.

Then it was a matter of layering all the holly leaves and snowflakes to cover the foam before attaching the little Christmas puddings. I also decided to use Sprinkles for the eyes and cheeks instead of the flat paper pieces of the cut files as I thought the extra dimension would add to the sweetness of the little faces.

To finish the wreath I added the chocolate Lindt balls with foam pop dots... this is definitely not a time to be using a glue gun when chocolate is involved.

 Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I've given you some ideas for your Christmas decorations, especially if you plan on adding yummy chocolate.

Melinda Spinks

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Holiday Gift Tags by Wendy Sue

Hello, Doodlebug friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing my latest "milk & cookies" creation!  Can you tell how much I love, love, love this collection?  I couldn't wait to start creating a set of Christmas gift tags for my niece and nephews this year and the cute images in this collection are perfect for kid gift tags!  Here's a peek at the set:

christmas gift tags by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

The cute "odds & ends" are the perfect size for little gift tags - and adding their names is super easy with the teensy type stickers!

christmas gift tags by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

Of course, I had to add some extra cute patterned paper, so I cut one tag from patterned paper and one from white cardstock and layered them together.

christmas gift tags by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

The chunky twine gives just the right amount of extra color and texture to each tag.

christmas gift tags by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

And, of course, those little cute clips are the perfect addition to the top of each tag.

christmas gift tags by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

You'll notice lots of foam adhesive dots behind the odds & ends, because that's just how I roll.

Okay, now you've seen the tags, look how amazing they are on a plain wrapped gift:
christmas gift tags by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

christmas gift tags by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

christmas gift tags by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

christmas gift tags by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

You know what they say: brown paper packages tied up with string (and a doodlebug tag on top) - definitely one of my favorite things!

Happy holidays (and tag making), friends!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Holiday Gifts : Gift Card Holders by Tya

Hello Doodlebug fans! It's Tya here and I am up on the blog today sharing with you some quick and  easy Gift Card Holders. Gift cards are boring by themselves, so why not spice them up with a cute holder. I made these with my Silhouette machine and honestly these took 10 minutes to make,  perfect for this busy time of year.

I used the Gift Card Holder Present  cut file to make the gift cards. I used a few of my favorite pattern papers from the Milk and Cookies line, some Gingham/Linen papers and some cardstock to make the holders.I also cut a scallop circle and a white cardstock circle out of cardstock from this Silhouette shape to put some stickers  from the Icon Sticker Sheet on. Cut the pieces out and assemble.

 Here are a few close ups of the cards. I added some foam tape to the bow and the icon sticker for some dimension. I also added a white boutique button and some bakers twine for some more decoration. I added a sentiment sticker from the This and That sticker sheet to the bottom of scallop circle.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope I have inspired you to whip up a batch of these cute holders to keep on hand during this busy season! The Milk and Cookies line was perfect for these cards! Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays!
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