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


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Viva Chile Layout | with Caroli

I love the Independence Day holiday, in my country, Chile. It occurs in September, when we are starting Spring down here, and we have the perfect excuse to get together with family and friends, drink and eat like there is no tomorrow.

Most of the kids get dressed in our typical customes, included my two little ones. Last year I tried to snap a shot of my kids wearing their typical Chilean dresses, but my baby boy decided he was not much into photos, so we literally had to run after him and just got this hilarious attempt of a photo.
I love this kind of stories, so of course I had to scrap these pics of my very well behaved daughter and the earthquake I call my son :)

Something I love is that our typical colors in Chile are the same as in USA, so all patriotic collections work perfect for my own patriotic documenting, yay! I used Yankee Doodle collection for this layout.
Although I am trying get out of my confort zone and avoid white backgrounds, in this one I had to work on a white base because I love how blue and red pop from white. Here's my layout:

I used a stars cut file by The Cut Shoppe, and used my scissors to cut it into different parts, this way I was able to use it in opposite corners of the page. I backed some of the stars with patterned paper and left some of the just blank, love the effect.

I had a main rectangular photo and also two little circle shaped photos to complement the design. I love how the circle ones seems like hiding behind some of the stars, I think they look nice.

For my title I cut some big letters in patterned paper and completed using a word I cut on my Silhouette Cameo machine using free font Better Together. I also used my sewing machine to stitch over this latter, just to add an extra detail to the title.

As you may know, journaling is a really important part of all my layouts, for me scrapbooking is all about the photos and the stories behind them and journaling is in charge of telling the stories. In this case I wanted my journaling to be an active part of my design, so I  wrote it in the middle of my page using red pen and also highlighted few words using Teensy Typo alpha in blue color.
Finally, I randomly stitched on some of the star of the cut file and plastered some blue ink here and there, just to make the design funnier and messier, but in a controlled and clean way :)

I love how this layout came out, it tells a funny story and documents a happy memory for me, I'm glad I was able to work on it and add it to my scrapbooks. 
I hope you got inspired by this and start documenting some of your fresh patriotic memories, let me know if you use some of the ideas I explained here or if you lift this project. 

Thank you for stopping by today, have a great scrappy time!

Traveller's Notebook Mini Album | with Jennie

I decided to do a mini album about...MYSELF this year.  It feels a bit strange, but I knew it was something I wanted to do.  I also REALLY wanted to put it in a travellers notebook insert.  I love working with them and love the thick pages which make it great for embellishing.
I love the Hello Collection.  But for this project all about me is perfect!  So many different icons and images that tell the stories - I love it!  Just like this page about my homes -- loved the Odds & Ends house, it was so perfect here, don't you think?
Now, I didn't stop with that page.  I added a page about flowers and obviously he Hello Collection was perfect for that, TOO!
Now, obviously I am super excited about the floral paper and the Odds & ends, but the Garden Party washi and the Doodle Pops were the perfect embellishments for a page about flowers!
Using the Hello Collection has been amazing for my planners -- both Happy Planner and travelers notebook!  I just love it.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Pocket Pages | with Nathalie

A perfect Summer day deserves a full spread to itself and I could not be happier to have the Sweet Summer collection to document it!  I had many photos I wanted to include and it was very easy to embellish them with the This & That sheet of cardstock stickers, a couple of die-cuts and the Sweet Summer 6x6 paper pad.
It was my goal to make the only "non-photo" pocket eye-catching and I loved the large quote sticker from the This & That sheet so I just placed it (with foam dots for depth) on top of a 3x4 piece of pattern paper from the 6x6 paper pad.
My other favorite thing about this spread is the journaling typed on pink paper from the same 6x6 paper pad, cut into strips, and added directly on a photo. It is a great way to still include journaling when you run out of space and, doing it on patterned paper adds another touch of color to the page.

A few enamel dots from the Swimming Pool Sprinkles pack add the finishing touch.

I hope to have inspired you to use the Sweet Summer collection for your Summer pocket pages! I know I will do it again with this year's photos! Now I can't wait for my vacation!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Guest Designer | Laura Vegas

We are thrilled to introduce our special Guest Designer - Laura Vegas and we know you are going to love Laura's beautiful designs using the Hello collection.
Tell us a few things about yourself:
I live in sunny California with my husband Joe, and two daughters, Alyssa (21) and Sarah (19). I work full time in my home as a daycare provider, and try to squeeze my paper crafting hobbies into whatever downtime I can find during my days. I've been scrapbooking for well over 24 years now, and while the formats I use and how I document our memories has changed a lot over the years, the process of documenting our lives is still as important as ever to me. In addition to working and crafting, I love organizing and re-organizing anything and everything around the house, relaxing days with family and friends, and trying to keep up with the insane amount of television shows that I'm slightly addicted too! 

What Doodlebug product did you enjoy using the most?
I really love the Odds & Ends and Chit Chat die cuts! I was pleasantly surprised at how many pieces were in each package, and all of the great sizes and variety of designs there were to work with. 

Three fun facts about yourself:
1. I'm the world's worst procrastinator by far. I am constantly trying to work ahead and avoid putting things off, and yet you'll always find me stressing at the very last possible minute to check things off my to-do lists.
2. You can usually find me working on about 17 projects at once. I get easily distracted, and jump from project to project without even realizing it sometimes. More than likely, I'm jumping around and starting new things in order to avoid the project/thing that I actually need to get done ;)
3. I'm a total night owl and always have been. It doesn't matter how early I have to get up in the morning, I will still stay up as late as possible most nights. And I regret it every morning. It's a good thing I don't require much sleep in order to full function! 

"Sweet Girls" layout
As soon as I saw the Hello collection, I feel in love with it! The colors are so bright and colorful, and they are all colors that I love to work with. I knew right away that this collection would be perfect for documenting a favorite photo of my girls and I, taken back on Mother's Day 2017.

There are so many great flower die cuts in the Odds & Ends package, and I thought it would be fun to create a floral border going from the top of the page to the bottom. I started by adhering my photo and a few pieces of patterned paper on the right side of the page, and then started arranging the flower die cuts alongside, tucking them under the edge of the photo and patterned paper.

I combined one of the Chit Chat word die cuts with a word cut using my Silhouette machine for my title, and added a few additional stickers, flowers, and banner pieces to finish off the page.
Hello Collection: Beautiful Blooms, Hello There, Sitting Pretty, This & That stickers, Odds & Ends die cuts, Chit Chat die cuts, Glitter Sprinkles. Petite Prints Collection: Blue Jean Gingham Linen, Swimming Pool Gingham Linen

"Hello Sunshine" layout
I love a good girl themed collection, as I have not only two girls of my own, but a ton of adorable little girls that I've had the pleasure of watching over the years as a home daycare provider. I have a few favorite photos of one girl in particular that I've been wanting to use on a layout, and the Hello collection was perfect for doing just that.

I printed my photos as 3x3's and 3x4's, and set out to create a grid of photos and patterned paper along the outside edges of the page.This left me with a 6x6" area in the center of the page for my title and journaling. I added some cute die cuts and word/phrase stickers to a few of the patterned paper blocks, using pop dots for a little dimension.

Hello Collection: Poppy Plaid, Sitting Pretty, Tickled Pink, Lovely, Hello There, Garden Party, Beautiful Blooms, This & That stickers, Odds & Ends die cuts, Chit Chat die cuts, Glitter Sprinkles. Petite Prints Collection: Blue Jean Gingham Linen, Bumblebee Gingham Linen

Quick & Simple Cards
There are so many cute die cuts in the Odds & Ends package, and I just knew they would make for some fun quick and simple cards.
I pulled out some of the larger die cuts - the house, the typewriter, a phone, bouquet of flowers, vase of of flowers, a bike, and a scooter - and matched each die cut up with a sentiment from the Chit Chat die cuts.

I then set to work picking out two coordinating patterned papers for each card. I added a little machine stitching to each card, and adhered all of the die cut pieces with pop dots for a little dimension. These cards came together in no time at all.

Hello Collection: Poppy Plaid, Tickled Pink, Lovely, Hello There, Beautiful Blooms, Good As Gold, Odds & Ends die cuts, Chit Chat die cuts. Petite Prints Collection: Cupcake Gingham Linen, Swimming Pool Gingham Linen, Bumblebee Swiss Dot, Blue Jean Swiss Dot
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