Tuesday, March 19, 2019

SIMPLY SPRING Layout | with Jana

Sunny Springtime days are just around the corner and there is nothing better to help get you excited than playing with the NEW Simply Spring collection! Jana Eubank Doodlebug Simply Spring Love This 1 900Jana Eubank Doodlebug Simply Spring Love This 1B 900 What sunny day wouldn't be complete without a happy sun looking over everything? I added black pearl stickers to the sun's eyes to make this Odds & Ends die cut dimensional. Jana Eubank Doodlebug Simply Spring Love This 2 900 I tied a length of green ribbon around my photos and then decorated the knot with a flower die cut from the Odds & Ends pack. A pair of leisurely ladybug Sprinkles are lounging on the leaves I added from the Garden Flowers pack. I scored the leaves down the center and bent them a bit to bring them to life. Jana Eubank Doodlebug Simply Spring Love This 3 900 At the bottom of the page is a springtime scene of friendly critters having a conversation along the garden fence. Just like the sun above, I have added black pearl stickers to the eyes of the turtle and ladybug. Everyone seems to be so happy the sun is finally out! Jana Eubank Doodlebug Simply Spring Love This 4 900 To frame my design I used the same striped patterned paper (Under My Umbrella Paper) along the top and bottom of the page. I also made sure to include pink and use a scalloped border sticker, as well. Repeating a color or element around your page can make your design more cohesive. Jana Eubank Doodlebug Simply Spring Love This 5 900 Are you ready for Spring?
Thanks for coming by today!

Simply Spring Collection
Pop of Posies Paper
Blue Skies Paper
Bright Bunch Paper
Bee Happy Paper
Under My Umbrella Paper
This & That Sticker
 Mini Icons Stickers
 Chit Chat
 Odds & Ends
 Glitter Sprinkles
Birthday Girl Assortment Sprinkles
Ladybugs Sprinkles 
 May Flowers
Garden Flowers
Mini Doodle-pops: Flower Friends

Monday, March 18, 2019

SIMPLY SPRING | Shadow Box Cards with Kathy

It's been a long winter here in the New England... I'm more than ready for some spring and good weather!  So you can imagine how excited I was to get my Doodlebug box full of then new Simply Spring Collection.  I love every single thing about this collection!  The colors, the patterns, the embellishments... I've said it before and I'll say it again, only Doodlebug can make a bug that is cute!  I immediately ran into my craft room and started playing! I created these fun Shadow Box cards...
I love Shadow Box Cards, and the Odds & Ends Pieces from the Simply Spring Collection made it so easy to create fun little scenes.  I started with the cute little blue birds, and the punny Happy Birdie to You sentiment from the Chit Chat pieces.  How cute is that little bumble bee from the Little Critters Shaped Sprinkles??
My next card features the cute little frog from the Odds & Ends, and the Hoppy Birthday Sentiment.  For my little scene I added a couple of Doodlebug cut files, the Fox Tails are from the On The Farm Cut File Collection and the Lily Pad is from the Pot O' Gold Cut Files.  To finish it off I added the cute little dragon fly from the Little Critters Sprinkles.
For my last card I used a lot of the flowers from the Odds & Ends to make a little "garden" for the little bumblebees to fly around.  I also added a couple of the cute little flower shaped sprinkles from the May Flowers Shaped Sprinkles.
I have so many more ideas for this fun collection, I may have to stock up on more!!  Have you made anything using the Simply Spring Collection?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Social media, we would love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Products Used
Hoppy Spring double-sided cardstock
Blue Skies double-sided cardstock
Bright Bunch double-sided cardstock
Bee Happy double-sided cardstock
Under My Umbrella double-sided cardstock
Simply Spring 6x6 Paper Pad
Simply Spring Chit Chat Pieces
Simply Spring Odds & Ends
Simply Spring Blooming Bugs doodlepops
May Flowers Shaped Sprinkles
Little Critters Shaped Sprinkles
limeade dot-stripe petite prints
bon bon dot-stripe petite prints 
Fox Tails On The Farm SVG File
Frog Girl Pot O' Gold SVG File

Sunday, March 17, 2019

LOTS O' LUCK - 3D Brag Box | with Traci

You've heard of a "brag book"- like a little album Grandma keeps in her purse to share photos with her friends?  Well, how about a Brag Box?  I was playing with some 3D box cut files recently and found this one HERE by Lori Whitlock.  I love the darling little heart cut outs, and it gave me an idea for a cute photo project.

Check out this video to see the entire project, and then I'll give you some tips on making one for yourself!

After purchasing and downloading Lori's 3D heart box, I used my Silhouette software to enlarge the two box pieces so that the square in the center of the lid was 4x4".  I cut out both pieces and used a strong liquid glue to adhere them.

Next, I cut a small slit in the top of my box lid, and put one end of a  30" ribbon through the top of the lid.  I adhered the end to the top of the lid and covered it with several layers of card stock, cherry petite prints, and Lots of Luck pattern paper.

To add the enamel heart sprinkles to the white box base, I used a craft knife to position each heart through the cut outs in the lid.  I will definitely be getting more of these!  Love them!

For the photos, I adhered six 3.5"x3.5" white card stock squares along the ribbon and added 3.25"x3.25" pattern paper to the front and back of each square.  Each of my 12 photos were cropped to 3"x3" and adhered over the pattern paper mats. 

Finally, I adhered 6 DoodlePop hearts (3 back to back) to finish off the end of the ribbon.  It was a fun way to showcase a few pictures of "the bug", aka my granddaughter :). Thanks for stopping by!

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
Lots of Luck pattern paper
Lots of Luck Odds & Ends
White & Lime card stock
Rainbow Heart Sprinkles
Be Mine Doodle Pops
Other Supplies Used:
Green ribbon
Heart Box cut file by Lori Whitlock

Saturday, March 16, 2019

LOTS O' LUCK Flip Book + Video | with Nathalie

I am excited to share a new piece of happy mail with you today. I created a birthday themed flip book with the Lots O Luck collection and I think it will make its recipient smile, don't you agree?
The base is made from one sheet of 12x12 textured cardstock (in Cotton Candy) and the patterned papers are cut from the 6x6 Lots O Luck Paper pad. 
I used a variety of embellishments from the collection, including die-cuts, shaped Sprinkles and stickers. I also added some cute clips, washi tapes and twine. You will find a more detailed list of supply at the bottom of the post. They are hard to see here but I love the gold foil touches throughout this collection!
I created a couple pockets to fill with goodies and there are a few additional surprises when you lift the flaps. Here's a look with everything unveiled:
This short video will show you better the interactive bits (and the closed flip book):

Whether it's for Saint Patrick's Day or not, I hope to have inspired you to create some happy mail with the Lots O Luck collection! It's really so much fun!
Doodlebug Supplies:
4946: Shamrocks shape sprinkles
5977: Good as gold foil double-sided cardstock
6215: Tuxedo stripe washi tape
6234: I love rainbows doodle-pops
6249: Lots o' Luck odds & ends
6267: Lots o' Luck this and that stickers
6271: Lots o' Luck 6x6 paper pad
62623: Lots o' Luck icon stickers
6303: Pot o' Gold double-sided cardstock
5482: Sunny skies cute clips
3437: Beetle Black teensy type CS stickers
5894: Hello Washi Tape
4234: Chevron washi tape assortment
6274: French Kiss assortment - cards & envelopes

Friday, March 15, 2019

LOTS O' LUCK - Stamping | with Kay

Hi there! I cannot tell you how excited I was when I found out that Doodlebug Designs was coming out with stamps and dies! To have their adorable designs in stamps that I can color over and over is a dream come true! I am thrilled to be sharing my first cards with their new stamps set Rainbows & Unicorns!
These stamps do have coordinating dies, but at the time I made these cards, they had not shipped yet, so I fussy cut all of the images you see here.
So for my first card, I watercolored a background, and cut it out with a stitched circle die. I mounted that to my card front. The cute images were colored with Copic markers, cut out by hand, and added to the card with foam tape. 
I stamped the sentiment underneath, and I added some stickies glitter to the clouds and the unicorn's horn.

For my second card, I blended some Distress ink onto my card front, then speckled with the same color mixed with a little water.  After this dried I stamped the sentiment with black ink. All of the images were colored with Copic markers, cut out by hand, and added to the card with foam tape. 
I hope you have enjoyed my cards today! I am so looking forward to sharing more cards made with all the new Doodlebug Designs stamps and dies! They are so fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Doodlebug Designs Supplies used:
Rainbows & Unicorns stamp Set
Shape Sprinkles Rainbow Hearts

Thursday, March 14, 2019

LOTS O' LUCK - Layout | with Caroli

My kids love to have their photo taken, but getting a non blurry pic with both of them on it is such a hard task.
Few weeks ago we were walking around our neighborhood and suddenly they started posing and asking "mom, we like this spot, take a pic of us here!" I knew it was my lucky day! I snapped a few photos of my babies and made a layout about that happy moment :)

I love how colorful and cheerful Lots O' Luck collection is, the rainbows and ldybugs make me so happy.

I used a lot of stitching and transparency in this layout. One tip for achieving perfect sewing machine stitching is not using the pedal but making it work with your hand, this way the stitching will be exactly where you want.

This is such a simple layout about a random happy moment, I love it! Volume, texture and transparency are the main elements and I think it cam out cute. I hope you like this idea.

Have a lovely day my friends!


Doodlebug Design Products Used:
Lots O' Luck Odds & Ends
Lots O' Luck Shamrocks Shape Sprinkles
Lots O' Luck Lucky Ladies Sprinkles
Lots O' Luck Double Rainbow Doodle-Pops 
Lots O' Luck 6x6 Paper Pad
Lots O' Luck This & That sticker
Beetle Black Teensy Type Stickers 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

LOTS O' LUCK - Planner Pages | with Anabelle

I think I may have found my pot of gold for March. My beautiful gold Daily Doodle planner arrived the other day and I love it. It is sparkly and so pretty! Of course, I knew I had to set it up for this month. It is the perfect match for the Lots O' Luck collection.

I started off by covering my insert with the gold and white cardstock. You can never have enough gold, especially for a Saint Patrick's Day themed planner!  It was the perfect backdrop to create with. I added some stickers and a Doodlepop. Opening my planner and seeing this just makes me smile!

Decorating my front pocket is always one of my favorite things to do when I create my new set up. I love the sweet leprechaun and girl and boy characters from the Odds and Ends. And the sprinkles are always a fun addition to my pockets.

I set up my March calendar and love how it turned out. I used the Abigail stickers for the month and some Teensy Type stickers for the dates. A trick to do this is not to worry about labeling each day. I ran out of 2s, so I strategically placed some larger stickers on the boxes. This makes the design look cohesive and saves you from having to use too many numbers.

I created my weekly spread on the graph paper insert. I used the Abigail stickers for the days of the week and created spaces with the Fancy Frills borders. I was so excited to try out some stamps, too. The cloud stamp from the set was used to hold the date. I added some shamrocks on the page and finished off with some of the cute sentiment stamps as a decoration. To create my to do list, I used the smallest star stamp and made bullet points with it. Everything was colored with my colored pencils.

As you can see, the Gold Daily Doodle is the perfect planner for March. I loved adding all of the Saint Patrick's Day goodies to it. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
Doodlebug Products Used:
shamrocks shape sprinkles
good luck doodle-pops
lots of luck washi tape
 good as gold foil double-sided cardstock
lots o' luck odds & ends
lots o' luck mini icons sticker
lots o' luck icons sticker
lots o' luck this & that sticker
pot o'gold double-sided cardstock
 bumblebee fancy frills CS Sticker
cupcake fancy frills CS Sticker
beetle black teensy type CS stickers
 tangerine teensy type CS stickers
gold daily doodles travel planner
rainbows and unicorns doodle stamps

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

LOTS O' LUCK - Layout | with Virginia

Top o' the morning everyone! Hope you are having a great day and if you are celebrating St. Patrick's day, may there be lots of green cheer in your future!

For today's page I travelled back in time to the film strip era! Remember when we held them up to a light or window squinting to see the photos, fun times! Incorporating the film strip is a great way to showcase many photos. On my page I made the main photo larger and the supporting photos the same size fitting them side-by-side onto the filmstrip.

I used a film strip die cut, I cut it in half (horizontal) to fit the height of the photos and revealed just enough of the filmstrip's top and bottom edges to mimic a filmstrip roll across my page.

Have you seen the sweet mini icon sticker rolls? These are so awesome, if you look closely at the photo you can see how cleanly the sticker peels away from the negative backing!  I applied the leprechauns, clover and shamrock stickers to white card stock circles and used it as a repetitive element to enhance the theme of my page.

The Odds & Ends are just packed to the brim with cute ephemera and I can swoon all day over the gold foiled element. Thanks for dropping by the blog today, cheers!

Supplies List:
Lots o' luck 12x12 - bonnie lass
Lots o' luck 12x12 - so charming
Lots o' luck Odds & ends
Lots o' luck sweet mini rolls- leprechauns, clovers, shamrock
Gold Sprinkles
12x12 card stock- white, black, grasshopper
Other: Sizzix filmstrip die cut

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