Friday, July 20, 2018

Under The Sea Planner Pages | with Anabelle

Do you hoard your Doodlebug collections? I certainly do! Now that the summer is here, I just had to break out Under the Sea and create with it. This has always been one of my favorite lines. The sweet sea creatures and the pretty colors always make me swoon. And now mermaids are even trendier than ever. So, I just HAD to make something fun for my summer planner. I decided to decorate a weekly spread and add a page marker to it. I love the way it turned out. Here is a look at the whole thing.
To make the page marker, I used 6 by 8 page protector that I had. I had 12- 2 inch by 2 inch pockets. I cut three pockets with the part that had the hole punch and went to town decorating it. I added the paper strip with the border sticker in order to cover the holes, since they no longer lined up. Then, I repunched the holes. 
Next I added stickers, sprinkles and a little paper square. It was easy to find cute items to add. I love being able to see through things, so I only added the paper to one of the pockets.
I pulled out some matching sequins. I sprinkled them into the middle pocket and stitched the top closed. I added a sticker to cover the stitching. I love sequins and creating this little shaker box on the page marker was super easy.
Finishing off my spread was a lot of fun. I pulled some of my favorite elements from the collection and added the page marker on top.
Hoarding our Doodlebug goodies definitely has it's benefits. I can't wait to look through my stash and find something fun to create with next.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hello Teen Layout | with Nicole

Good morning Doodlebug fans! Nicole here to talk about using your basics. We all have those items in our stash that are great staples, but often get overlooked with all the fun patterned paper out there.
I created this page using some of those great basics and you can too!
I used a combination of patterned papers in a few of the 6x6 petite prints paper pads to fill in my large diecut title and alternate up and down my page in various color blocking. It wasn't too hard to choose which colors to use as the double sided paper pads have so much variety in them! I used a mixture of grid and polka dot patterns for my page.
I just love the Boutique Buttons, so I grabbed the ones that co-ordinated with the papers that I chose and added some repeating rows along each color block in Limeade, Denim, Tangerine and Swimming Pool and mixed in some Matte Sprinkles from the Birthday Boy and Zoo collections too.
It is really easy to pull together a page using just the basics and it turn out more than just basic! I hope you are inspired to break out some of your own Doodlebug basics and get to work too!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hello Greeting Card Set | with Karen

I have to admit that I am not very good at making decisions. In fact, I often have a hard time planning ahead when I craft because I find it hard to commit to one idea. Sometimes my lack of planning results in a "go with the flow" result that is rather pleasing. Other times, know where I am going with this. So today, I thought I would share a bit of an experiment with you! I took one idea I had for using a cut file from the amazing Hello collection (the planning part) and then just played around with it to see what kind of result I could end up. And what was the result? Well, see for yourself!   I created a set of three A2 greeting cards ready for any occasion I might have coming up! Can we just all take a moment to admire this amazing collection again. Hello; definitely has my heart! Anyway, I digress. The idea for these projects was to create the text file "hello" in white and then surround it with a white a rectangle.

From there, it was all about playing with some sizes and embellishments. High contrast, lower contrast, big, little...a bit of planning without the commitment! This first card also used the Hello-Flowers 2 cut file backed with my favourite prints from this collection (Beautiful Blossoms and Hello There)! With a little help from some amazing Hearts of Gold Shape Sprinkles, this card was an early favourite in this experiment! But then there was this next one. I decided to shrink the cut file for this one, and play with a few of the die cuts from the Odds and Ends collections. Feathers with gold foil for the win?! Yup - this one was a winner in my books too! And last, but not least was my subtle/not subtle card created with bigger text but a more subdued colour palate. I have to admit that this one was my least favourite, until I added this trio of hearts and the mini paper clips to balance them on the opposite side. Ahhhh - pastel prettiness! So there you have it. My little experiment with a little bit of commitment. One cut file with a few different options. How would you change it up?

 Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

She Believed She Could Layout | with Virginia

Recording a special moment and then scrapbooking it the next day is a win-win in my books!  It doesn't happen too often for me and it's not like I put the pressure on myself to do so but when it happens I will certainly seize the opportunity!

This page was inspired by a couple of things. Firstly, by this sticker from the Hello collection, the title sentiment was perfect for my photo. Secondly, I had an idea to recycle planner pages.

With the strong pink title as the anchor point, I created a visual triangle of the same colour with the doilies.  Taking note of the soft coral and green colours in the photo I used some smaller pattern papers from the Hello collection along with gold/yellow ephemera to tie everything together.
I purchased a planner for it's pretty floral look but then later realized the spiral binding in the middle was too large as it kept getting in the way as I was writing.  Lesson learned and I purchased a 2nd (much more functional) planner.  I didn't want to toss away my first planner thinking the pages could be used to highlight the actual date of my page.

I used the entire planner page as a photo backdrop and then placed a triangle sticker and some enamel dots to highlight the actual day.

Love how cute these shaped sprinkles for that extra shine!

Thanks for dropping by the blog today, have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Christmas in July Coffee Cup Treat Holders | with Brigit

I always look forward to Christmas in July since I never seem to have enough time to make all the projects I'd like to at Christmas time. Since treat containers are one of my favorite things to give over the holiday season I made a couple of mini coffee cup treat holders using Doodlebug's Milk and Cookies collection.

The mini cups I bought from Amazon here, they worked perfectly with the freebie cup holder svg I download from here, which I cut out with my Cricut Maker.

I rounded the corners and added patterned layers to each holder before I assembled them. After adding the cup sleeve I added a die cut round circle to each lid a straw and some chunky twine.

Instead of having the gift card in the front, I used a die to cut out a piece and glued it to the back of the holder, I didn't want to cover up the adorable Doodlebug paper in the front.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Traveller's Notebook Inserts | with Jomelle

I am patiently waiting for the release of Doodlebug Daily Doodles Travel Planner. In the meantime, I decided to create inserts for when it comes, I am all set and ready to stuff my Travel Planner.
 " I scream, You scream, We all scream for Ice cream" This will be my memory keeping all about Hot Summer Days and Summer Plans.

 Do you like your TN to be chunky and full? Well I do and I am excited to fill these pages up. I will also be creating pocket inserts to add more volume to my TN.
By the time I finished creating my inserts, I am feeling kinda antsy to get my hands on one of the Travel Planners. One of the design will definitely match these inserts I created. Are you getting excited as I am?

Friday, July 13, 2018

Welcome To The Farm Mini Album | with Traci

Sometimes there's a collection that you just can't get enough of ... that's so fun to play with you look for excuses to take pictures.  Down on the Farm is one of those collections for me.  I didn't grow up on a farm, and I don't live on one now, but everything about the patterns, embellishments, and cute little farm animals just make me happy.  So, here's mini #3 using Down on the Farm...
I used the farmer boy for my cover, but the girl farmer looks just as cute!
I covered a chipboard album from my stash with 12x12 pattern papers from the collection.

I designed the tab labels myself using my Silhouette software.  I found a wood sign file that I liked and then cut it up and altered it to add words for the welcome sign and tabs. (Links to cut files: wood sign and font).
Those Odds and Ends die cuts!!  So much cuteness!

I can't wait to take my granddaughter to a farm or a petting zoo so that I have cute pictures to fill up this darling mini.  If you want to make one, visit my blog at Artsy Albums to get all of the DIY kit details.  Hope you are all having a wonderful, crafty summer!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

#Selfie Layout | with Anita

Today I’m sharing a layout of me as I love taking selfies using Snapchat and sending them to my kids just to make them laugh..

I started with my white cardstock and
went with a pink and yellow colour palette for my layout using stripes at the top 
and adding stickers and a diecut to embellish.

Next I added a title using the diecuts from the Chit Chat pack 

Then I gathered leftover bits of patterned papers and started layering them underneath my photo.
I added flowers, stickers and diecuts around my photo.

Product list 
5844: hello shape sprinkles 
5909: hello odds & ends 
5910: hello chit chat
5912: hello mini icons sticker 
5973: petite & pretty
5977: good as gold foil
5978: sitting pretty 
3415: bubblegum fancy frills CS Sticker 
3414: cupcake fancy frills CS Sticker
5834: tiny hearts shape sprinkles


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