Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Lots of graduations going on this time of year and the Hats Off collection is perfect to record these moments.  Not just limited to the graduations, the inspirational quotes and neutral colours in Hats Off are fabulous to scrapbook end-of-year sports activities. Adding elements from another DB collection works great (I added bits from the  Hello line) because the colours just pop off the page!

Make an embellishment to suit your layout theme. The banner sentiment originally read 'congrats grad' and I just covered up the word 'grad' with another banner sentiment. I love the confetti paper as the background and added sequins for extra sparkle!

Hope this inspires you to think of fun ways to use your scrapbooking stash!

Monday, June 17, 2019


Here's a cute gift set using one of my favorite collections for kid birthday cards, At the Zoo. It's filled with so many adorable animals, kids just love the cards made using this fun and wild collection.
The toucan is definitely a favorite, I made him into a semi-shaped card using the cut file,(svgsilhouette). The sentiment is from the at the zoo 6x6 paper pad, these come in so handy for my cards.

The box is super simple, I used one from the Silhouette Design Store and cut it out using at the zoo animal crackers paper, added some limeade twine and a sticker from the this and that sticker sheet.

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
at the zoo this & that sticker
at the zoo 12x12 paper pack
at the zoo 6x6 paper pad
at the zoo assortment matte sprinkles
swimming pool gingham-linen petite prints
doodle twine - limeade
bumblebee textured cardstock
tangerine textured cardstock
limeade textured cardstock
grasshopper textured cardstock
sea glass textured cardstock
beetle black textured cardstock
lily white textured cardstock
at the zoo toucan cut file (svgsilhouette)
at the zoo leaf 3 (svg, silhouette)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 16, 2019


When I first discovered Doodlebug products, I was smitten. As a mom of two little girls, the cute products and bright colours were everything I was looking for to make adorable projects for my girls. But it wasn't long before I discovered ways that Doodlebug products were perfect for the men in my life too! With Father's Day around the corner, and given that both my husband and brother celebrate birthdays this month, this couldn't be a better time to show you what I mean! Case in point - these two chocolate bar wrappers that happen to also hold a gift card! Both of these were created for Father's Day, each with a bit of a different theme. It's a simple sleeve created with textured cardstock in grasshopper and dolphin, with a little 2" wrapper featuring the So Much Pun collection to hold everything together.  
For the first theme, I decided to use the Far Out Doodle Stamps for the embellishment. Coloured up with alcohol markers, I used a sentiment that works for Father's day, birthdays or any other occasion and embellished with a few glitter Sprinkles and my favourite mini paper clips! And while it is clear that the Far Out Doodle Stamps are a perfect fit for all projects masculine, you might be surprised to find others that work in sets that appear feminine at first. This adorable truck is from the Flower Girl Doodle Stamps, but paired with some masculine colours and patterned paper, it's a perfect fit for the car lover or gardener in your life! Well, I've got a few more projects to make for the men in my life this month, so I better get back to the crafty table! Good thing I have some Doodlebug product to save the day! Thanks for stopping by!

Doodlebug Supply List:
so much pun 12x12 collection
textured cardstock (grasshopper/dolphin)
flower girl doodle stamps
flower girl doodle cuts
far out doodle stamps far out doodle cuts
bumblebee glitter sprinkles mini paper clips
White cardstock
Copic markers

Big Sticker Treat Bags | with Tya

Howdy there! Have you heard the term "Go Big, or Go Home"? Well, that saying was the inspiration for my post today. Its been a while since I played with my Silhouette and I was itching to make some stickers so I thought why not make some BIG stickers of some of my favorite "So Much Pun" icons?So here is what I came up with!

To make these, like I said, I downloaded a few shapes and pieced them together to make the shapes. I did a Print and Cut to make the stickers. It honestly was so easy ! When you open the files, they are already colored and everything for you, you just need to weld them all together to make the design all one piece! Here are the three I did:
 Here are what they look like all printed out:
 As you can see - the stickers I made are quite a bit bigger than the same shapes that come in the Odds and Ends! I was really happy with the size of these! They are going to fit great on my bags!
 I cut 3 bags out using this file on my Silhouette out of some black cardstock. Here are some close ups of the bags. I used a few pieces of pattern paper from the So Much Pun Collection. I  also used some of the Chit Chat ephemera pieces. I tied some Chunky Black bakers twine to one of the handles.


Using cut files and then turning them into stickers is so much fun! I love how I can customize them to fit the project that I am doing. I hope that I have inspired you to make some of these fun bags for yourselves! Happy Crafting!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Rocket and Earth So Much Pun Silhouette Cut File #279053
Moon and  Stars So Much Pun Silhouette Cut File #278547
Star Gift Bag Silhouette Cut File #135146
So Much Pun Odds and Ends
So Much Pun Chit Chat
So Much Pun 6x6 Paper Pad
So Much Fun Best I Ever Plaid Pattern Paper
Beetle Black Chunky Twine
Beetle Black Textured Cardstock

Friday, June 14, 2019


Hi everyone, Barbara here with a couple of cards using the 'Far Out Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts. And one card even has a little action going on!

My first card is pretty Clean and Simple with a play on words using an image as part of the sentiment. I started by creating my galaxy background by sponging ink and splattering with some slightly watered-down white craft paint. Then I stamped the moon image, cut it out with the coordinating Doodle Cuts and colored it with Copic markers. I placed it temporarily where I wanted it and then arranged the stamp around it, heat embossing it in three steps — I can’t bear to cut up stamps so I did some creative masking with a stamp positioner :)

Once I had the sentiment done, I adhered the panel to a white card base with foam tape then popped up the moon on foam tape for the finish.

My second card is interactive. The rocket blasts off out of the clouds when one pulls on the pull strip.To create my background, I again splattered some watered-down white craft paint on blue card stock from the Jewel Textured Cardstock Assortment, did some measurements, and cut the slider channel for the rocket. The pull tab mechanism was created and I drew the up arrow on it with a black pen.

Images from Far Out Doodle Stamps were stamped, cut out with coordinating Doodle Cuts and colored with Copic markers. I added some rocket vapor clouds, the two back ones cut from Gingham Linen Rainbow Petite Prints 12 x 12 and the front from white card stock with the sentiment stamped on it. The above photo shows the rocket at the lowest point…

…and this photo shows it at it’s highest.

Here’s a little video that shows it in action:

How fun it that??? Once the slider mechanism was done and covered with the white vapor cloud, I popped up the moon and planet on foam tape.

And that’s it from me today! Thanks for stopping by! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR Far Out Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts.

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
Far Out Doodle Stamps
Far Out Doodle Cuts
Jewel Textured Cardstock Assortment
Gingham Linen Rainbow Petite Prints 12 x 12
White card stock

Other Supplies Used
Cloud dies
Interactive tab die
Copic Opaque White
Small craft brush
Copic markers
Copic friendly black ink
Black Soot Distress Ink
Seedless Preserves Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink
Mini Ink Blending Tool/sponges
White detail embossing powder
Heat tool
Anti Static powder

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Do you ever want to create a rainbow design on your layout, but don't have the time to cut out all of the arches in various colors? Well, rainbow stripe patterned paper to the rescue! It still gives you all the colors and fun that a die cut rainbow would, but is a little easier to create! I also used the Lots O' Luck collection on this layout, which was perfect for documenting the picture of my niece and her colorful stuffed bear. 

​ I first started by opening  the Doodlebug Design rainbow with Clouds cut file and welding the rainbow together in my cut file software. I then used the Rainbows End patterned paper to cut out one large rainbow. I used the multicolor rainbow chevron stickers from the This & That Sticker Sheet and heart Mini Icons stickers to create a fun design above the rainbow. 

​ I embellished my photo with Odds & Ends pieces, This & That stickers, and Sprinkles round enamel dot stickers! 

​ I then used the Doodlebug Design Rainbow with Clouds cut file to cut out the cloud and added journaling to it. I embellished my journaling space with more Odds & Ends pieces (my favorite in case you haven't noticed!), Mini Icons Stickers, and more Blue Jean Assortment Sprinkles. I love that the Sprinkles can be used to add little colorful accents around a layout! 

​ Thank you for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to use rainbow stripe patterned paper to make a bold statement on your next layout! 

​ Doodlebug Products Used:
​ Lots O' Luck - Rainbows End Patterned Paper
​ Lots O' Luck - Lots O' Luck Patterned Paper
​ Lots O' Luck - Irish Lad Patterned Paper
​ Lots O' Luck - Odds & Ends
​ Lots O' Luck- This & That Stickers
​ Lots O' Luck - Mini Icons Stickers
​ Sprinkles - Blue Jean Assortment
​ Doodlebug Design Rainbow with Clouds Cut File


Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Whether you need a gift for a unicorn lover or a project for a swap, this sweet "Loaded Folder" is completely made from scratch and oh-so-easy!
For the file folder: I cut a double-sided patterned paper  to 8" W X 10"H and then folded in half to measure 8"W X 5"H.  Next I made a center cut to one side of the paper (the front) and folded back to create a "collar".  The edges of the collar were embellished with buttons and border stickers.

Attaching the sides to create the folder: Using a small piece of the same paper, two 1" X 5"  sttips were cut and then folded in half and attached to the sides of the pocket.  By adding these "gussets" the folder is allowed to expand and accommodate a  ton of goodies!
One of the first inserts that I made was this adorable sequin-pocket-shaker!  
To make: I've used an 8X8 vertical photo page protector.  I carefully cut away the  edge (with the perforated holes) and the top 2X8" section.  
After the sections were cut apart, the remaining 6"X8"  portion was folded in half along the  seal.  The pocket with the opening facing DOWN was filled with chunky glitter and sequins.  I used a sewing machine to stitch the sides and bottom together, leaving the opening to the back unsewn.
For the handle: After cutting a 3/4" X 11" strip of patterned paper, it was attached to just the front part of the pocket with brads.  

I embellished the front of the shaker pocket with layers of  punch-out flowers and a hand-stamped, colored and die-cut unicorn!  

The pocket was filled with three hand-crafted tags that I made with 4"X4" white cardstock and  journal cards that were trimmed to 3"X3".  The squares were attached to the white cardstock with thin foam adhesive that was placed along the sides and bottom.  I added stamped, colored and die-cut pieces to embellish each of the cards differently.  Small pieces of folded over ribbon (from my stash) added some soft texture.
Using the leftover 2" X 8" portion of the page protector, I made this bookmark!  I did add a strip of patterned paper to the inside before stitching around the perimeter.  A loop of ribbon and another hand-crafted unicorn were attached to the top.
Finally, these two adorable tags were created using 3.75" X 5.25" white cardstock topped with a 3" X 4.5" die-cut tag.  Again, I used some of the stamped and colored images to embellish the fronts.  I also found a package of unicorn party favors at a dollar store to which I tied a small button and tag around its neck...looks so cute peeking out of the opening!
Now, what unicorn lover wouldn't be thrilled to receive such a treat!  Choose other themes and fill with all sorts of planner supplies and or embellishments for scrapbooking and cardmaking!

Thank you for joining me!

Doodlebug Design Product:
5125: garden flowers craft kit 
5977: good as gold foil double-sided cardstock 
6267: lots o' luck this & that sticker 
6302: rainbows end double-sided cardstock 
6303: pot o'gold double-sided cardstock
6329: rainbows & unicorns doodle stamps 
6330: rainbows & unicorns doodle cuts 
6248: french kiss chit chat 
4257: bubblegum sequins asst 
4258: ladybug sequins asst
4259: tangerine sequins asst
4260: bumblebee sequins asst
4261: limeade sequins asst 
4262: swimming pool sequins asst 
2049: Chunky Sugar Coating Glitter Assortment 
4435: halloween mini clothespins 
2471: Bubblegum Boutique Buttons
2472: Ladybug Boutique Buttons 
2473: Tangerine Boutique Buttons
2474: Bumblebee Boutique Buttons 
2475: Limeade Boutique Buttons 
2476: Swimming Pool Boutique Buttons
5676: fairy tales petite print assortment pack
3499: vertical photo/recipe card protectors 8x8
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