Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hats Off Collection: Graduation Layout by Caroli

Hello my dear Doodlebug friends, how are you today? As for me, I'm super excited to share the projects I've made using Hats Off collection. I have these pics  since I graduated from college, 15 years ago (I'm old!!!) and never scrapped them because never found the appropriate collection to do it so.... until Doodlebug geniouses came up with this and I knew the moment to undust my old grad pics.

I dont have too many pics and most of them wew taken with an analog camera, (yes, I AM THAT OLD! LOL!)   so I scanned my pics and printed in a more convenient size to use them on my pages. 

I love the shades of black, white and silver of this collection, it's really beautiful and very adult at the same time. I combined it with some blue basics to match the colors of my Alma Mater.   

In my first layout I used some layers and round pics, I love the cute graduated owls included on the Odds & Ends package.

I also love the clear acetate elements included, I used some here and there as well. 

Don't you just love all the silver in this collection? In general I love metallic details on paper and embellies and this collection really rocked that. 

For my second layout I usedmy fave grad pic, I look so serious and formal receiving my award, so proud as well. 

I created some kind of embellishments cascade and used a lot of elements from the odds & Ends package, sprinkles, and also some ink splatters.  Again, the little graduated owl was my chosen embellie, how cute is that!  

I created my title using a phrase from the Odds& Ends package and letter from the blue Teempsy Type Alpha.

I really had a lot of fun working in these layouts, this collection is really different from regular Doodlebug Design items and I LOVED it! Also i had a good laugh with my little girl showing her my graduated pics, she just thought I looked ridiculously funny in my cap and gown, LOL!

I hope you got some imspiration from my layouts and decide to scrap your graduartion pics as well, it's a beautiful excersise to remember good old days, isn't it?

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hat's Off Collection: Cards by Courtney Lee

Hellooooo out there doodlebug lovers!!! This is Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts kicking off the new Hat's Off collection! The acetate odds and ends and the silver foil REALLY make this collection shine (literally). The silver is practically mirror and is REALLY gorgeous in person.

Happy Graduation!
My mother in law just finished her teaching credential and I am so proud of her for completing it while working! I thought I would make her a really fun card using this sweet lady owl!

This new chenille and crushed velvet cardstock are amazing. They are SOOOOO soft. I used the crushed velvet on all of my cards and it cuts BEAUTIFULLY! Have you ever had fuzzy cardstock that left like pilly edges? Not this! Look at that edge! Gorgeous. 

Aren't these cute clips adorable!? I hid them on two of my cards. I also added glossy accents onto the graduation cap and dropped a star into it while it was still wet. I love adding just a touch of something to the odds and ends. I feel like they really come to life!
doodlebug: hat's off: cute clips (5591)
doodlebug: hat's off: odds and ends (5696)
doodlebug: hat's off: 6x6 paper pad (5687)
doodlebug: hat's off: this and that  (5606)
doodlebug: hat's off: shape sprinkles: graduation  (5547)
doodlebug: beetle black: chenille cardstock (1940)
doodlebug: beetle black: crushed velvet cardstock (1898)
doodlebug: petite prints: ruby gingham-linen (5425)

My husband just hit a huge milestone in life and his company color is this blue. So I decided to make him a masculine congratulations card with this fantastic acetate piece from the odds and ends!

Check out that shine!!! On acetate! Once again, I snuck two cute clips in there on top and bottom to frame the sentiment. 
doodlebug: hat's off: cute clips (5591)
doodlebug: hat's off: odds and ends (5696)
doodlebug: hat's off: 6x6 paper pad (5687)
doodlebug: hat's off: shutterbug (5612)
doodlebug: beetle black: crushed velvet cardstock (1898)
doodlebug: colored cardstock: bluebird (3396)

Back to School
Lastly, have you ever had a card that just came together wildly and you just LOVED it!? This was that card for me. 

I had the concept of the star background, the apple and the worm and it was pretty plain. I added the "woo hoo" and the acetate film strip (LOVE) and then my daughters suggested some stars (of course!)

I tried to capture the shine of the silver foil and the acetate but it wasn't super cooperating. Take it from me that these cards really shine in real life!
doodlebug: hat's off: odds and ends (5696)
doodlebug: hat's off: 6x6 paper pad (5687)
doodlebug: hat's off: icons (5601)
doodlebug: sprinkles: silver assortment (4183)
doodlebug: beetle black: crushed velvet cardstock (1898)
doodlebug: petite prints: ladybug gingham-linen (5426)
doodlebug: petite prints: citrus gingham-linen (5433)
doodlebug: petite prints: grasshopper gingham-linen (5435)

I hope you will pick up this fabulously fun line and I hope you enjoyed my cards for today! :) 

Friday, May 19, 2017

At The Zoo Collection: Zoo Party

Hello Doodlebug friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing my "At the Zoo" project with you!  As you've already seen so many amazing projects, I'm sure you've seen the super cute little zoo animals and likely fallen in love with them already!  I couldn't decide which animals to use...so I opted to use as many as possible - and I invited them all to the party!  Here's a look at my little party ensemble:

Let's take a closer look.  Here's the birthday card.  I used the brown paper and the awesome plaid paper from the 6x6 pad, along with a few of the "Odds & Ends" up in the corner.  Did you know Doodlebug has plain white doodle twine?  As much fun as the colors are, sometimes white is the perfect choice!

Of course, I had to use some sprinkles too!  And isn't that doodle tape the perfect addition to the middle?

How about that little gift (or treat) box?  I used my Silhouette to cut the small box from the multi-color polka dot paper, then embellished it with doodle tape, doodle twine, odds & ends, and stickers!

Can you see the details of the doodle tape below?  I wrapped it around the middle of the box - it's all of the cute animal faces - like a parade!

And, the grand finale....the doodle pops I used as the "cupcake" toppers!  (Only I used snowballs instead of cupcakes because I couldn't resist the green ones!) 

 I simply stuck the doodle pops onto sucker sticks and poked them right in the top of each treat!

And that's how I used so many of the CUTE products in this collection!  The good news is, there are still TONS of cute animals and patterns to use on future projects - which makes me so happy!  Now I'm off to plan a trip to the zoo so I can use these babies in my scrapbook too!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

At the Zoo Collection: Animal Kingdom Adventure Layout by Mendi

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today with a layout featuring the fun new At The Zoo Collection.  This collection has every adorable animal you could dream up (quite literally).  In fact I had an ostrich photo that didn't make the page and they even have the cutest one of those.  ;)
Doodlebug Design At The Zoo Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
I wanted the title block to really stand out on my grid style layout so I set the scene with a palm tree and adventure word from the Odds and Ends pack that I combined with a flamingo doodle pop and cute little lion sprinkle.  The words "Animal Kingdom" spelled out with my favorite Love Letters alphabet stickers were the perfect finishing touch.
Doodlebug Design At The Zoo Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
To help draw the eye through my page and add a bit of balance to my visual triangle, I added a little family tab sticker from the This and That Sticker sheet, along with a giraffe sprinkle shape.
Doodlebug Design At The Zoo Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
I wanted my journaling and embellishments to stand out so I chose to go with my favorite tone-on-tone prints from the collection.  I always like how they add a bit of whimsy and a punch of color without completely overwhelming my design.  
Doodlebug Design At The Zoo Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
A pair of Giraffe Doodle pops combined with a little jungle leaf sprinkle round out my design. 
Doodlebug Design At The Zoo Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I love all the darling creatures in this set.  I can't wait to find a little extra time to make adorable birthday and baby shower cards!  Thanks so much for hanging with me today.  :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

At the Zoo Collection: Animal Kingdom Mini Album by Caroli

Hello there Doodlebug peeps!  Caroli here and today I want to share my fave kind of project: mini albums!  I love mini albums because they allow me to use lots of pics and also lots of embellishments and pretty paper.

Two years ago I had the chance to visit Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World and it was an awesome experience for me and my little girl. I took a ton of beautiful pics but didn't find the perfect collection to scrap them... until my friends from Doodlebug Design launched At The Zoo collection. When I saw this fabulous line I knew it was a wise decition to wait, it's simply perfect!

I had a lot of fun working on this mini, and more important, I had a lot of fun remembering all the good times I spent with my daughter and our friends that day.  No more talking and here is my minialbum, love how it came out!

I used a simple ring binding because I wanted to have a lot of pages and pics in this mini, so I used my Bind-It-All for putting it together.

As in all my minis, I used some vellum pages where I printed some journaling, I love the transparency effect of these pages.

Some pics were too big and didn't fit the size of the pages of the mini so I cut them in two and join them back with some washi tape, thus I can fold it and make it fit in the mini.

I hope liked this post and get some inspiration to use this fabulous At The Zoo collection. I really loved the results, this is one of my fave minis so far!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

At The Zoo Collection: WILD about Planners by Jomelle Gomez

Hello Everyone here at Doodlebug! It's Jomelle today. Doesn't the At the Zoo collection just makes you want to go to the zoo? The colors are so vibrant and all the pieces are so fun. For this project I wanted to make a cover for my traveler's notebook so I can document my family's adventures when we finally go to the zoo.

I used my Foxy Fix No 6.5 The brown color matches perfectly with this collection. I just love how the black doily is peeking out behind the lion.

Here is the front cover of my insert. The little guy with the hat is super cute.

Close up. Don't you think the Lion and the Elephant paper clip are adorable?

For this page, I can write a note about our day at the zoo. I cannot wait for my daughter to see all the animals at the zoo.

On Mother's Day, we decided to go to Santa Barbara Zoo. I added our family pic with Michael the giraffe on the first page of my TN. The picture can be flipped open. Behind it is a little note about our adventures at the zoo.

We had so much feeding the giraffe. This was the highlight of our visit. The giraffe's name is Michael.

Here are my go to embellishments. Washi tapes and paper clips are "must have" for a planner girl.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope I was able to inspire you to find your adventures at the zoo and document in you Traveler's Notebook.

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