Friday, May 31, 2019


Hello, Barbara back today with more cards using the So Much Pun Collection along with Pill Better Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts.

I really do love these punny stamps and had so much fun playing with them! For my first card, I stamped the band-aid image three times and colored them in fun colors then used them to “heal” a paper tear :) Two sentiments were heat embossed on speech bubbles with appropriate emojis stamped on the corresponding bandage. The center one has a heart for some warm fuzzies. I used Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints and  Floral-graph Rainbow Petite Prints for the background.

For my second card I masked a bunch of the pill bottles, added the sentiment, and grounded them all with Copic marker coloring. Once bottle became the highlight and was stamped, cut out with Doodle Cuts, colored with Copic markers, and popped up on foam mounting tape. I added some paper from the So Much Pun 6 x 6 paper pad, Some Ladybug Doodle Twine, and several Sprinkles to dress it up.

My third card is clean and simple with a patterned paper-covered base, an image, and a sentiment. I made it special by paper piecing the tissue box, cutting a slit with my craft knife and inserting a piece of real facial tissue through the slit. I added some grounding with Copic markers and an aqua sponged background.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I’ve provided you with some ideas for your Pill Better Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts and So Much Pun Collection!

Doodlebug Supplies:
So Much Pun 6 x 6 paper pad
Pill Better Doodle Stamps 
Pill Better Doodle Cuts
White Card Stock
Black card stock
Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
Floral-graph Rainbow Petite Prints
Ladybug Doodle Twine
Limeade, Cupcake, Bumblebee Sprinkles

Other Supplies:
Black Copic Friendly ink
Copic markers
Masking paper
Aqua dye ink
Ink blender
Foam mounting tape
White detail embossing powder
Heat tool
Speech bubble die
Tissue paper
Stamp positioner
Scoring tool

Thursday, May 30, 2019


I couldn't wait to use the Doodlebug Design French Kiss collection again because it is just so very sweet! Sure it has some Valentine's Day pieces, but it has so many other general themed elements! Here I used the collection to document my sweet little senior pooch. I used the Doodlebug Simply Spring Flower Wreath cut file to create the fun and colorful background design on my page.

​ I used the Simply Spring Flower Wreath cut file to die cut the wreath out of white cardstock. I used the French Kiss 6x6 paper pad and Citrus colored Textured Cardstock to back the die cut shape with lots of colorful papers. I embellished the wreath with Chocolate Box Shape Sprinkles, Mini Icon Stickers, and Odds & Ends pieces adhered with foam adhesive. I then adhered the wreath to a sheet of Petite Prints Patterned Paper in Swimming Pool. I used more Odds & Ends pieces (my fav!) and Shape Sprinkles to embellish the photo of my pooch and I.
I used the 'SWEET' Odds & Ends die cut piece for the first half of my title. I used my die cut machine and French Kiss 6x6 Paper Pad to cut out the rest. I added a little strip of the adorable Special Delivery Washi Tape under the word SWEET to add a little color to the bottom of my page. And, of course, I had to use the little doggie Odds & Ends piece! 
Thank you for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to use the French Kiss collection and Doodlebug Design cut files on your next layout! 

Doodlebug Design Products Used
​ French Kiss 6x6 Paper Pad
​ French Kiss Odds & Ends 
​ French Kiss Mini Icon Stickers
​ Petite Prints Patterned Paper - Swimming Pool
​ Shape Sprinkles - Chocolate Box
​ Shape Sprinkles - Baby Hearts
​ Washi Tape - Special Delivery 
​ Petite Prints Patterned Paper - Swimming Pool
​ Simply Spring Flower Wreath Cut File

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Using just a few pieces of leftover patterned paper and sheets of heavy card stock, this mini album is so quick and easy to put together!  The assemblage is similar to a child's board book and is also very accommodating  for layered embellishments!

To begin I cut five sheets of 110lb. white card stock to measure:
9.75" X 6.25"
9.5" X 6.25"
9.25" X 6.25"
9" X 6.25"
8.75" X 6.25"
Next, I placed each of the sheets onto a scoring board. Each sheet was scored at 4.25" and then turned 180" and scored again at 4.25".  After folding all of the sheets along the score lines, I started building the pages beginning with the longest sheet first.  I added an extreme double-sided tape between all of the sheet's score lines and began assembling the pages.  

For all of the pages I used a 4" X 6" mat of patterned paper  and adhered to the center of the page.  As shown above, I cut a small strip of 1.25" X 6" paper and attached.

Below is a peek at all of the inner-pages that are photo-ready!  

I decided to leave a few of the pages blank so that larger photos could be added.  
The top of the album was finished off with a trio of Jelly Clips and now it's all ready for gift giving!

Thanks for joining me today!

Doodlebug Products Used:
5832: hello assortment glitter sprinkles
5892: gold scallop washi tape
5893: lots of love washi tape 
5896: beautiful blooms jelly clips 
5909: hello odds & ends 
5910: hello chit chat 
5912: hello mini icons sticker
5931: hello icons sticker
5932: hello this & that sticker 
5972: garden party foil double-sided cardstock 
5973: petite & pretty double-sided cardstock 
5975: tickled pink double-sided cardstock 
5976: lovely double-sided cardstock 
5977: good as gold foil double-sided cardstock 
5978: sitting pretty double-sided cardstock 
5979: navy stripe double-sided cardstock 
5980: strike a pose double-sided cardstock 
5981: poppy plaid double-sided cardstock 
6116: bumblebee dot-stripe petite prints CS 
4452: bubblegum doilies 
2474: Bumblebee Boutique Buttons
2477: Blue Jean Boutique Buttons 
4805: bubblegum chunky twine
3431: limeade teensy type CS stickers 
3433: blue jean teensy type CS stickers 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019


I just cannot get enough of Doodlebug's new stamps and dies! I tend to be one of those crafters who picks up a stamp set and uses it once or twice before it hits the storage bin, but not with the new Doodlebug stamps. They have been out on my crafty table from the moment they arrived and I have lost count of the numbers of times they have been used for projects. I just cannot get enough of them! So it should come as no surprise that I am featuring them again on these two little cards that I designed as end of the year thank-you for a couple of great teachers in our lives! Up here in Canada, we still have until the end of June before the kids are home for summer break, but given how crazy the month gets, it seemed like a good idea to get ahead of the game! The oh boy! and flower girl doodle stamps make the perfect little images for summer themed cards! Birthdays, thank-you, anniversaries - these sets will have you covered! As usual, I coloured them up with my trusty alcohol markers, but any colouring tools will do the trick! Team them up with some adorable patterned paper and a few embellishments like the adorable mini paper clips and some sprinkles (I used the swimming pool assortment) and you will have a set of cards that will be very hard to part with!
I don't know if you are having as much fun with the new stamps sets as I am, but can say that I can't wait to see the next set or two that Doodlebug has up their sleeve! In the meantime, you can bet that these cuties will make an appearance on a few more projects of mine!
Thanks for stopping by!
Doodlebug Supply List:
simply spring 6X6 paper pad
oh boy! doodle stamps
oh boy! doodle cuts
flower girl doodle stamps flower girl doodle cuts
sprinkles - swimming pool assortment mini paper clips
White cardstock
Copic markers

Monday, May 27, 2019


Do you have a large collection of cards?  I must have 100 cards in a basket that I've made for various assignments.  But when I needed a get well card, could I find one... of course not.  I decided I needed to "remedy" the situation (yes, pun intended...) and make a few cards using the fun new Pill Better Stamps and Dies.

Instead of coloring my stamped images, I decided to paper piece them.  The combination of cute Doodlebug stamped images and fun papers... it's certain to make anyone feel better!  I started with the band-aid stamp.  I stamped it on both sides of the different petite prints papers, then hand cut the images to add them to my card.

My next card is a fun shaker card.  I paper pieced the prescription bottle and then added some Dot Stripe Petite Prints to half of the cute little pill stamps.  I made a shaker with the pills and some colorful Doodlebug Sequins.

My last card, in my opinion, is the funniest... 

I paper pieced the tissue box with the blue checked paper from the Simply Spring 6x6 pad.
There are so many different images and sayings in this cute set, the possibilities are endless!

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping to peek!

Products Used
So Much Pun Collection - Stamps - Pill Better
So Much Pun Collection - Metal Dies - Pill Better
 Petite Prints Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Dot and Stripe - Rainbow
Petite Prints Collection - 12 x 12 - Dot and Stripe - Pistachio
Simply Spring Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Sequins - Ladybug
Sequins - Limeade
Sequins - Bumblebee
Sequins - Bubblegum
Sequins - Tangerine
Sequins - Blue Jean

Other Products
Rectangle & Square Dies
Transparency sheet (for shaker)
Black Ink

Sunday, May 26, 2019


You may remember that I recently shared my 8x8 Storybook album with you (previous post here).  It's an album I'm working on for my granddaughter and I've completed a few more pages so I thought you might like to take another peek!
For these pages, I used another Doodlebug favorite, Down on the Farm.  This line worked perfectly for our family photo shoot even though we weren't at a farm.  

This 8x8 album is a great size for putting the focus on the photos.  The photos in the pictures above are 4x6.  
Most of these photos on these pages are 3x4 and I love how the Storybook Album highlights them.  
My granddaughter had a little stuffed pig that she brought to the park for the photos ... perfect piggy inspiration for these pages ;)!

Hope you all have a wonderful, crafty week!  See you next time!

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
8x8 Lily White Storybook Album
Down on the Farm 12x12 Collection Kit
Down on the Farm Odds & Ends
Down on the Farm This & That Sticker
Bon bon and Cupcake Sprinkles

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.
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