Saturday, May 25, 2019


I love the French Kiss collection and I have been wanting to dust off my fusing tool to make shaker bookmarks for a while so I recently spent a short afternoon making these. I think they turned out so cute now I'm hooked, I want to make more!
They measure 6.5x2 inches and are decorated both on the inside and outside of the plastic sleeve.
I had the idea of pairing some die-cuts with book related quotes. I typed the quotes on white cardstock using my manual typewriter (but you can also use a computer) and I glued them on the patterned paper.
After making individual pockets with my fusing tool and an old page protector, I added a mix of Sprinkles, sequins and glitter inside along with the patterned paper. I then adhered the selected diecuts on top of each pocket.
I then machine cut small hole reinforcers from matching papers using a die from the Pill Better metal die set and attached tassels created with various Doodlebug twines.

They make fun gifts for book lovers but once you're done you might want to keep them for yourself... I'm not speaking from experience of course! ;)

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
6247: french kiss odds & ends
6248: french kiss chit chat 
6288: les fleurs double-sided cardstock
6293: navy dot double-sided cardstock
6296: french kiss double-sided cardstock
6338: pill better doodle cuts
4268: sequins assortment pack
2049: Chunky Sugar Coating Glitter Assortment 
4014: bon bon sprinkles
3508: swimming pool jewels
3677: doodle twine - red white & blue
2987: Doodle Twine - Bubblegum
2990: Doodle Twine - Limeade 
4598: ladybug mini doilies

Friday, May 24, 2019


Hello Doodlebug friends. Today I'm sharing a project that was a lot of fun to create. It features a mixture of Petite Prints, the Dragon Tails collection, a Doodle Cut, and even a little stamping.
This party centerpiece was made using Doodlebug's Viking cutting file, some foam board, and chipboard.  Below you can see how he was put together.
  1. Using the Viking cutting file, a chipboard pattern was cut using my Silhouette. The pattern pieces were glued onto some foam board and then cut out by hand. The body and head were then covered with patterned paper and cardstock. Some handstitched detail was added to the mustache and beard. After gluing the pieces together, I covered the sides and back of the Viking with cardstock and patterned paper.
  2. A boot pattern was drawn out onto some thin chipboard, they were then glued to 1" thick foam board and cut out.
  3. After covering the boots with some patterned paper, some twine/ribbon was wrapped around the ankle section of the boot. 1/2" dowels were used for the Viking's legs.
  4. For the title, I used one of the planets from the "Far Out" stamp set to make the wood disc shape in the center of each piece. Each disc was then embellished with die-cuts, alpha stickers, and sprinkles. Thin wire was used to hold all the pieces together. The title was then hot glued onto the front of the boots.
For the faux leather detail, the band-aid die from the "Pill Better" set worked perfectly.
For the shield, I used the same stamp as before. I stamped around the outer edges and in the center with some dark brown ink.
Here's a better look at the title and stamped details. The piece will stand without a base, but I decided to add a oval wood one, just to make it more stable. Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy crafting everyone! :)
Doodlebug Supplies Used:
Dragon Tails - Viking Cutting File
Dragon Tails - Odds and Ends 
Dragon Tails - Matte Sprinkles
Petite Prints Gingham-Linen (Beetle Black, Grass Hopper Green and Stone Grey)
Petite Prints Dot-Stripe (Stone Grey Grass Hopper Green)
6x6 Paper Pad - Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite
12x12 Textured Cardstock - Bumblebee Yellow, Sunshine Yellow, Almond, Swimming Pool, and Cinnamon.
Sprinkles - Beetle Black
Doodle Cuts - Pill Better
Doodle Stamps - Far Out 
Abigail CS Stickers - Swimming Pool, Tangerine, and Limeade.
Other Supplies:
foam board, chipboard, metal buckle, oval wood base, black ribbon, foam dots, faux leather, embroidery floss, wire.

Thursday, May 23, 2019


Hello there!! Today I want to share a project that is very special to me, a travelers notebook about the scrapbook event I attended last year (yeah, that event I have told you about on previous posts, I cant get enough of documenting it, haha!).

My plan was to document it on the go, but then I realized it would be impossible because I was so busy having fun, so I decided to write my thoughts and work on it later.

I used the Hello collection and the matching Hello Daily Doodle Travel Planner. The pics are everything!

This is the first batch of this TN, I have another insert filled with more happy memories I plan to share soon, so stay tuned.
Do you like to document life on travelers notebooks? I just love this format, it's fun and easy and fast to work, not to mention beautiful Daily Doodles :)

Thank you for stopping by today, have a lovely day!


Wednesday, May 22, 2019


It is so much fun revisiting the So Much Pun collection in my Daily Doodle this month. I loved this collection from the moment I saw it and still reach for it when I want something whimsical. My favorite part of this line is the fact that there are so many themes within in. Today, I created two spreads for my Traveler's Notebook. They are each so different, yet all of the items are from So Much Pun! Here is the first spread. I used the candy and sweets elements to design my May calendar. How yummy is this???
I used several of the stickers from the Mini Icons sheet, along with stickers from the This and That sticker sheet. The candy washi is one of my favorites. I love the coordinating papers, too. I used papers from the 6 by 6 pad and added them to the page, as well. The striped paper made a perfect border. I tucked some of the die cuts into my front pockets. They add a really sweet touch to my planner.
My next spread is one that I designed so that I can write notes for work. I have a large teacher planner to do my daily plans, but like to keep my Daily Doodle close by to jot down my to do lists as I think of them.
The grid pages are perfect to do this. As you can see, this spread has a completely different look. I pulled the sweet plants and went with a pink and green theme here. The Teensy Type stickers were a perfect way to add titles to the sections on this spread. I love how the pink border sticker ties it all together.
My planner spreads wouldn't be complete without clips! So Much Pun has the most adorable Doodle Pops to coordinate with the line. The gumball machine is probably my new favorite clip! And since all of Doodlebug's collections coordinate so well, I was able to use this Doodlepop from the Simply Spring collection. It worked perfectly with the sweet plant stickers from So Much Pun. They are so easy to make. I simply hot glue them to a paper clip and add a punched circle to the back. They add so much to the design.
As you can see, I was able to create two very different designs for my Daily Doodles using just the So Much Pun collection. It's versatile! I know I'll be coming back to it again soon.

Doodlebug Products Used:
so much pun mini icons sticker
so much pun icons sticker
so much pun odds & ends 
so much pun 6x6 paper pad
so much pun this & that sticker
so sweet jelly clips
so sweet shape sprinkles
gum-believable doodle-pops
so sweet washi tape
green thumb doodle-pops

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

FRENCH KISS 8.5" x 11" LAYOUT | with Virginia

Inspired by a tray of beautiful and delicious eclairs I created a page using the beautiful French Kiss collection to take me away to Paris! The 'b' side of the 12x12 French Kiss paper featuring the iconic Eiffel tower was a perfect backdrop!

I used the Mini Love letters as fun accents to surround my photo. The white clouds were dry embossed with dots for some extra texture. Hope you are inspired to scrapbook a memory that transports you to a beautiful place!

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
12x12 French Kiss
French Kiss Odds & Ends
French This & That stickers
12x12 Petite Print Dots- cupcake
Mini Love letters
Shape sprinkles
Doodlebug electronic cutting files - clouds

Monday, May 20, 2019


Here's a cute birthday gift box I made using the purple cottage cut file, (svg, silhouette) from the Simply Spring collection. Doodlebug's cutting files are absolutely adorable and make the cutest projects, I just love creating with them.

To jazz up the treat box I used stickers from the simply spring icon sticker sheet and some sprinkles and jewels.

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Doodlebug's flower girl stamp set layered on top of one of the banners from the simply spring chit chat pack.

Doodlebug Products Used:
simply spring 12x12 paper pack
simply spring 6x6 paper pad
simply spring icons sticker
simply spring chit chat
flower girl doodle stamps
bright assortment matte sprinkles
tangerine jewels
blush textured cardstock
bumblebee textured cardstock
marigold textured cardstock
citrus textured cardstock
grasshopper textured cardstock
sea glass textured cardstock
lily white textured cardstock
citrus dot-stripe petite prints

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 19, 2019


Don't have a green thumb? Neither do I! That's why I love these cute paper flowers that I  "planted! I thought these flowers in a painted terra cotta pot would make the perfect gift to brighten someone's day!

I made this planter out of a 3-inch terra cotta pot that I painted with some white acrylic paint and then wrapped with some Playful Plaid paper. I then selected 5 flowers and 3 leaves from the Odds and Ends.  I  trimmed some floral wire and glued the flowers to them. I added a few Sprinkles to the centers of some of the flowers and then add some green paper shreds to the pot to fill it in. There is a styrofoam piece in the center of the pot that the floral wire is sticking in.

 Close up picture of the flowers. I love those shiny Sprinkle centers!
I also whipped up a quick card to go with the flower pot. I made the card using one of the Create-A-Card bases. I  trimmed a 4x6 inch piece of the lined paper side of the Bloomin' Bugs paper. I trimmed the aqua plaid paper from the 6x6 paper pad and notched the end into a banner shape. I then added the cute scallop floral sticker from the This and That sticker sheet and added more of those cute Sprinkles to the flower centers for some dimension. I added a green heart ephemera from the Odds and Ends and the cute banner is from the Chit Chat ephemera pieces.

This was a fun little project to put together in an afternoon! Who wouldn't love a little flower pot to brighten their day and  BONUS - no watering! LOL!  Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! Happy Crafting!

Simply Spring Playful Plaid pattern paper
Simply Spring Bloomin' Bugs pattern paper
Simply Spring Odds and  Ends
Simply Spring Chit Chat
Simply Spring This and  That Sticker sheet
Simply Spring 6x6 paper pad
Various Sprinkle Enamel Dots
Create A Card- Bubblegum Swiss Dot

3-inch Terra Cotta Pot
White Acrylic Paint
Floral wire
Styrofoam circle for inside of pot
Green Paper Shred

Saturday, May 18, 2019


It's a beautiful day so don't worry, BEE Happy! I was inspired by the yellow and blue color combo and the super adorable bee jelly paper clip to create a memory keeping entry in my insert.
 I thought it would be more fun to add this open flap element for journaling in my layout.
I must admit, this layout is a little bit out of the norm for me as I usually love to create a "no white space" layout. There is just something about the simplicity of this layout and yet it remains soo cute.
 I have been waiting for the perfect layout to finally use my aodrable bee clip from my stash. Aren't the two bee clips so cute together? I also used the sun and cloud paper clip that I created from previous collection. It goes well with this layout.
Thank you for stopping by and have a BEE-autiful day!

little honeys washi tape
bee happy double-sided cardstock
 blue skies double-sided cardstock
simply spring jelly clips
 sunny skies cute clips
hello sunshine doodle-pops
spring things odds & ends
cabana stripe daily doodles travel planner calendar inserts
swimming pool doilies
 simply spring odds & ends
little critters shape sprinkles

Friday, May 17, 2019


Hello, I’m back on the Doodlebug Design blog again and today I’m using Dino-mite Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts along with the So Much Pun Collection.

For my first card I went clean and simple to highlight the adorable dinosaur. I stamped the image on Copic-friendly white card stock with Copic-friendly black ink, cut out with the coordinating Doodle Cuts, and colored it with Copic markers. The sentiment from the set was stamped and I tied around some Ladybug Doodle Twine.
I adhered it on foam tape to a white card stock base that had been covered with patterned paper from So Much Pun 6 x 6 paper pad and finished off with some Bumblebee, Blue Jean, and Limeade Sprinkles.
For my second card I created a little framed scene. I sponged the background with aqua dye ink, added a strip of Cinnamon Textured card stock and some patterned paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad. Next I added the frame, using black card stock and a strip of Green Grass Washi tape fortified with white card stock, both adhered with foam tape.
The images were stamped on Copic-friendly white card stock with Copic-friendly black ink, cut out with the coordinating Doodle Cuts, and colored it with Copic markers, before being adhered in the scene with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped, cut into individual words, and adhered on the frame. I added a sun and some clouds and finished off with some Ladybug, Swimming Pool, and Limeade Sprinkles.
For my final card I created a scene out in the wide open spaces! Again, I sponged the background with aqua dye ink and built the scene using the palm tree patterned paper from the 6 x 6 So Much Pun paper pad to create a hillside. I added more Cinnamon Textured card stock in the foreground and added some Shape Sprinkles palm trees to add some depth

I added clouds and a sun, some tropical leaves, and the sentiment strip from the So Much Pun Chit Chat Collection. So much pun = so much fun!!!

And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR So Much Pun collection and Dino-mite Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts! See you soon!

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
So Much Pun 6 x 6 Paper Pad
So Much Pun Chit Chat
Dino-mite Shape Sprinkles
Dino-mite Doodle Stamps
Dino-mite Doodle Cuts
Blue Jean Sprinkles
Limeade Sprinkles
Bumblebee Sprinkles
Ladybug Sprinkles
Swimming Pool Sprinkles
Ladybug Doodle Twine
White card stock
Black card stock
Yellow card stock
Cinnamon Textured card stock
Green Grass Washi tape

Other Supplies:
Black Copic-friendly ink
Copic markers
Miscellaneous shape dies
Foam tape
Liquid glue
Tape runner
Stamp positioner
Die-cutting machine
Scoring tool

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