Sunday, June 30, 2019


Ever since Doodlebug released the new Doodle Stamps, I have been crafting up a storm with them! So imagine my surprise as I was going through my mean...."supplies", and I realized that there was one set that I had not used yet! What?! And let me just say that I have been missing out! "You're Sweet" is a darling set that was designed to match the French Kiss collection and it really is sweet! In fact, I would say that it is a stampers dream set. It has elements that are cute, elements that are pretty, and sentiment elements that you can mix and match to your hearts content! It really is the perfect stamping set.
This card was created with the darling little girl image and a speech bubble stamp that I customized with the "thinking of you" sentiment stamp and a cute little flower stamp.
This pretty card was created with the beautiful flower bouquet stamp, the stamp image that was customized with the strawberry stamp and the piece of paper stamp that was customized with the "hello" sentiment stamp. Mix and match the sentiments for all sorts of occasions and even with the other stamp sets for some fun combinations! You will be creating one of a kind cards in no time!

So, while it may have taken me a while to break out the "You're Sweet" Doodle Stamp set, I have a feeling this one is going to be getting lots of love now! Isn't that fitting?!
Thanks for stopping by!
Doodlebug Supply List:
french kiss 6x6 collection
you're sweet doodle stamps
you're sweet doodle cuts
french kiss odds and ends
bubblegum glitter sprinkles
mini paperclips
White cardstock
Copic markers

Friday, June 28, 2019


Hi everyone, Barbara here with a super fun card idea for you today. I'm using several Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts to create this pop-up shadow box card.

A simple Google search for "pop-up shadow box card" will yield you tons of tutorials so I'm not going to reinvent the wheel here, just tell you how and what I used for this card. I began by cutting white card stock to 5 1/2" x 6 1/4", scored at 1/2" and " on each short end to end up with an A2 size card when it's folded down. Once I had the back scored and folded, I added some sky using Simply Spring 6 x 6 paper pad. I cut the opening for the front out of an identical sized piece of white card stock with a rectangle die, scored and folded it, and added some grass to the bottom and the bottom of the background with paper from Hoppy Easter 6 x 6 paper pad. 

Next I stamped the images from Flower Girl, Oh, Boy!, and Rainbows & Unicorns Doodle Stamps, cut them out with the coordinating dies, and colored them with Copic markers. Then I arranged the colored elements until I was happy with it and adhered them to the back panel with Foam tape. The clouds were adhered to the back of the front panel for added dimension. Another fun element was added by adhering the bee to a narrow strip of clear acetate card stock then sandwiched that between the front and back panels as they were adhered together. Here's a little video to show the interaction this creates:

How cute is that??? To finish up I heat embossed the sentiment from Oh, Boy! Doodle Stamps on black card stock and popped it up on foam at the bottom of the card front. There are all sorts of ways to use this simple interactive design with your Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts so I hope you'll make one of these super fun cards soon!

That's it from me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Doodlebug Supplies:

Flower Girl Doodle Stamps
Oh, Boy! Doodle Stamps
Rainbows & Unicorns Doodle Stamps
Flower Girl Doodle Cuts
Oh, Boy! Doodle Cuts
Rainbows & Unicorns Doodle Cuts
White card stock
Black card stock
Simply Spring 6 x 6 paper pad
Hoppy Easter 6 x 6 paper pad

Other Supplies:  
Paper cutter
Die-cutting machine
Copic markers
Copic friendly black ink
Stamp positioner
White detail embossing powder
Heat tool

Thursday, June 27, 2019


My favorite scrapbook technique lately has been creating a colorful background on my layouts. The Doodlebug Petite Prints Patterned Papers come in so many colors and are perfect for helping me achieve a rainbow effect! On this layout, I also added some coordinating pieces from the adorable French Kiss collection
I started by using the heart from the Doodlebug Lucky Shapes cut file set to cut out a heart design on my white cardstock background. I then used foam adhesive to adhere my four favorite colors of Petite Prints Dot-Stripe Patterned Papers to the back. I then used coordinating Petite Prints Floral-Graph Patterned Papers and the Bella Blvd Florence Alphabet cut file to cut out matching letters. 
I used the fun Abigail Alphabet Stickers in Beetle to start the title and lots of French Kiss Odds & Ends die cut shapes to embellish my layout. I created the little mouse heads in the die cut software by welding together 3 'O' letters from the Bella Blvd Florence cut file. The little flower Shape Sprinkles add the perfect finishing touch. 
No theme park themed scrapbooking supplies? No problem! You can use your favorite general themed patterned papers (think Petite Prints!) and embellishments from your favorite Doodlebug collections (think French Kiss)!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to use general themed products to create a fabulous themed layout! 

Doodlebug Design Supplies Used:
​ Petite Prints Dot-Stripe Patterned Papers: Cupcake, Lemon, Pistachio, Cherry
​ Petite Prints Floral-Graph Patterned Papers: Ladybug, Swimming Pool, Bumblebee, Bubblegum, Beetle
​ French Kiss collection: Odds & Ends, This & That Stickers, Shape Sprinkles, Les Fleurs Patterned Paper
​ Abigail Alphabet Stickers - Beetle 
​ Doodlebug Design Lucky Shapes Cut File Set

​ Bella Blvd Florence Alphabet Cut File


Wednesday, June 26, 2019


It's officially Summer and everyone's social media is loaded with beach pictures and vacation fun. For the occasion, I've designed a sweet mini album to capture those "VACAY" memories!
To begin, I started with a sheet of 12X12 cardstock that I scored at: 0.5", 5", 6" and 11.5".
Then I turned the paper and scored at: 3.5" and 8.5".  After folding along all of the scored marks, I mitered  the edges of the 0.5" and 11.5" and made them into the end flaps.
 Using a full sheet of cardstock and doubling it, makes it nice and sturdy.  You could even add a lightweight chipboard between the scored areas of the front and back covers. 
Before adding the flip up pages, I cut a swatch of patterned paper that measured 4.75" square and then attached them to the inside of the cover page.  After that, I cut a 4.5" square (Bubblegum cardstock) and adhered to the center of the patterned paper square. (repeat for the opposite side).

 I wanted to keep the album congruent, so all of the papers on both sides matched going across. 
A mix of French Kiss and Hello Collections were used!

To create the flip pages I cut various colored cardstock as follows (sizes from top to bottom) and all with a 4.5" width: 4.25", 4.5" and 4.75".  Each piece was scored at 0.5" from the top.  I applied a strong adhesive to the 0.5" flap and began attaching the pages, starting with the bottom flap.

Again, I used a mixture of the French Kiss and Hello Collections' stickers and die-cuts to help bring the pages to life together!  And if you'd like an area for tucking in journal tags, just add a folded envelope as I did above! In finishing, I applied a 7/8" satin ribbon completely around the spine with adhesive tape.  A loopy bow that I made from the same ribbon  was then attached to the front of the spine.

Thank you for joining me today at Doodlebug Design!

Doodlebug Design Products:
3373: bubblegum textured cardstock 
3387: limeade textured cardstock 
3392: swimming pool textured cardstock 
5909: hello odds & ends
5910: hello chit chat 
5912: hello mini icons sticker
5931: hello icons sticker
5932: hello this & that sticker
5979: navy stripe double-sided cardstock 
6007: hello 6x6 paper pad 
6247: french kiss odds & ends
6253: french kiss mini icons sticker
6262: french kiss icons sticker
6266: french kiss this & that sticker
6274: french kiss assortment - cards & envelopes 
6287: city of love double-sided cardstock 
6289: love you dots double-sided cardstock 
2471: Bubblegum Boutique Buttons 
2475: Limeade Boutique Buttons
4004: cupcake sprinkles 
4008: bumblebee sprinkles 
4010: swimming pool sprinkles 
3427: bubblegum teensy type CS stickers 
3433: blue jean teensy type CS stickers 
5864: summer sun doodle-pops
3640: bubblegum love letters CS stickers 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


Do you have a favorite shape? Hearts are definitely one of my favorite shapes to use on layouts. They can be used in so many ways and to document so many things. Anytime I find a cut file with lots of hearts I know I have to use it. I thought it would be fun to back this heart wreath with some colorful pattern papers from Doodlebug Design. I pulled out my Simply Spring and the Dot-Stripe 6x6 paper pads and began to trace the hearts to back my file. Since this is a very simple shape backing a cut file like this takes no time at all. I love how colorful it looks with all the beautiful colors and patterns from Doodlebug Design.

One thing I love about Doodlebug is that everything coordinates so well together! I loved that I could use the Simply Spring collection for a photo that is not spring related at all! I popped the cut file up on some foam tape and added a few embellishments around the wreath. Sprinkles are always needed on my layout and I used a variety of colors on this layout.

I also added the bright bunch doodle-pop to my layout. I love all the dimension the doodle-pops give. And lets talk about the photo because I is pretty special to me. This was the first time that I met Cynthea and I was so so excited! It was at She Loves Color in 2016 and I had the best time ever. I added a few Simply Spring Chit Chat die cuts to the bottom of my photo. I used the Love This as my title. 

I hope you all enjoy this layout and it inspires you to create with your favorite shape and the beautiful colors and patterns from Doodlebug Design.

Products Used:
Simply Spring 6x6 Dot-Stripe
 6x6 Doodle-pop bright bunch
 Simply Spring Chit Chat
 Simply Spring Odds & Ends
 Sprinkles Spring Assortment
 Sprinkles Bumblebee Assortment
 Simply Spring Mini Icons Stickers
 Other Epoxy Flair

Monday, June 24, 2019


My friend's daughter is expecting her first child... a little boy!  We are all so excited for them!  When I received the shower invitation and saw that the theme was outer space, I knew I had to use the new So Much Pun - Far Out Stamps to make her something!  I decide to make her a first year mini album, and a little box card featuring some cut files from the So Much Pun Collection.
I started with the So Much Pun Space Ship File which is available in SVG in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop as well as in the Silhouette Store.  I worked with the flat file and transformed it into a box card.
I love this little alien!! I added a piece of transparency to the bubble part of the card to make it more sturdy.  I then added the little star and a speech bubble sentiment.  The card folds flat to fit in an envelope.
For the Album, I started by stamping all of the images from the So Much Pun Far Out Set a few times.  I heat embossed the images, colored them using my Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.   For the cover, I created a little space scene with some of these images.
Each page of the album is actually an envelope.  You can slide a photo into the top, making it look similar to an instant photo.  I added some stamped images to each of the pages.
On the back of each album page is a note card to record the baby's monthly statistics.  I created a page for the birth picture, then one for each of the first 12 months.  Here are some close-ups.  I used some coordinating Teensy Type Stickers to add the months.

The Far Out Stamps were really perfect for this project!

I created a Silhouette Cut file for the pages of the album.  You can access it for free on my blog here.  That's it for me today, thank you for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
far out doodle stamps
far out doodle cuts
ladybug gingham-linen petite prints
tangerine gingham-linen petite prints
lemon gingham-linen petite prints
citrus gingham-linen petite prints 
swimming pool gingham-linen petite prints
blue jean gingham-linen petite prints
cupcake dot-stripe petite prints
lemon dot-stripe petite prints
citrus dot-stripe petite prints 
swimming pool dot-stripe petite prints
blue jean dot-stripe petite prints
stone gray dot-stripe petite prints
beetle black dot-stripe petite prints CS
bumblebee teensy type CS stickers
tangerine teensy type CS stickers
ladybug teensy type CS stickers
limeade teensy type CS stickers
swimming pool teensy type CS stickers
blue jean teensy type CS stickers 
bumblebee sprinkles 

Doodlebug Cut Files
So Much Pun Moon and Stars
So Much Pun Space Ship
Booville Bubble Sayings

Copic Markers
Library Ring
Font:  June Apple
Transparency sheet

Sunday, June 23, 2019


It's been a while since we have been to the zoo. My daughter Juliet and my son Jaden loves animals. Since my family has been super busy, I thought why not create my monthly layout with "At the zoo" theme.
I've used mostly the mini icon stickers since the size of the animals are perfect fit and I also used "this and that" stickers.
 How cute is that Lion paper clip on the side of the page? You can also see the elephant paper clip in the photo above. Planner girls get so excited with any cute paper clips to decorate our pages.
My son Jaden turned 11 years old on June 9. It would've been a perfect time to visit the zoo but my oldest son Joshua is in Italy with his band from school. My family is not complete without him so we will plan to go later.
I used the bon bon teensy type alphas and number stickers for the month and the for the words "Jaden turn 11"
These are the washi tapes I used in my layout. The animals washi on top of the page are so adorable. I can create so many wonderful things with that washi, don't you agree?
I'm hoping my family will have time to visit the zoo in the near future. In the meantime, this layout makes me more excited about going. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you next time.

At the zoo "this and that" stickers
At the zoo icon stickers
Teensy Type bon bon
Zoo animals washi tape
Giraffe washi tape
 bon bon swiss dot washi tape
 cabana stripe daily doodles travel planner
 calendar inserts

Saturday, June 22, 2019


I wanted to send some extra special birthday wishes to someone so I turned some Doodlebug envelopes and cards into a flip book. With elements from my favorite French Kiss collection, I believe this happy mail would make anyone smile for any occasion!

Above is a look at the flip book completely open. I used three envelopes of the same size linked together and one card in the middle.

When you first open it, you discover a tag (note to the recipient) in a pocket made out of a treat bag and decorated with die-cuts, stickers and washi tapes. On the right side, I created a shaker bag with a mix of sequins, die-cuts and glitter. The enveloppe itself also serves as a pocket.

After turning another flap, here is a look at the inside:

I created a pocket on the left side to include die-cuts and doilies. In the center, I adhered a flip-up card which I decorated (outside and inside) and included a pretty Doodle-Pop bouquet of flowers.

Do you feel inspired to make an envelope flip book for someone special? You can find lots of different instructions on You Tube. Just grab a pack or two of Envelopes & Cards plus your favorite Doodlebug collection and have fun!
Doodlebug Supplies Used:
6274: french kiss assortment - cards & envelopes
6275: simply spring assortment - cards & envelopes
6247: french kiss odds & ends
6248: french kiss chit chat
6220: heart throb shape sprinkles
6221: french kiss shape sprinkles
6232: roses are red doodle-pops
6266: french kiss this & that sticker
6270: french kiss 6x6 paper pad 
6253: french kiss mini icons sticker
6292: petite fleur double-sided cardstock
6297: mon amour double-sided cardstock
6262: french kiss icons sticker
4500: limeade mini paperclips
2476: Swimming Pool Boutique Buttons
4268: sequins assortment pack
2049: Chunky Sugar Coating Glitter Assortment
4239: treat bags-bubblegum stripes
4605: lily white mini doilies
2991: Doodle Twine - Swimming Pool 
3431: limeade teensy type CS stickers
4005: bubblegum sprinkles
5895: garden party washi tape 
4551: green grass washi tape
4800: scallop assortment washi tape


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