Thursday, July 18, 2019


Who doesn't want a pretty desk?  If we have to spend time there to work, pay bills, or even do some crafting, we all want a work space that's functional and inviting.  Today I have a project to share that might help brighten up your workspace a bit.
I discovered this fun box by Graphic 45 in my craft stash and decided to cover it with gorgeous papers from the Hello collection. I wanted something for my desk to hold notepaper, paperclips and sticky notes.  This will be functional and pretty!
For the outside of the box, I used 12x12 paper and a scallop border sticker to decorate around the edge.  For the top, a 3x4 card, odds & ends, and a cute typewriter doodle-pop add color and dimension.
I continued the papers and scallop sticker inside the box.
Finally, I had lots of left over icon stickers from the collection so I added them to some lined note paper, punched holes, and tied up the sheets with ribbon for a fun little notepad that fits perfectly into the box. A colorful pen and some jelly clips finished up my project.  
I have links to supplies I used on my website at  Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer, but if you have to be inside at a desk, why not make it colorful and fun? Happy crafting!
Doodlebug Supplies Used:
Hello collection 12x12 pattern paper
Bubblegum floral/graph petite prints
Hello Icon stickers
Hello Jelly clips
Hello This & That sticker sheet (3 for multiple border stickers)
Just My Type Doodle-Pop
Graphic 45 Book Box
Lined card stock

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


What's not to love about Doodlebug Sweet Summer Collection? Everything about this screams Doodlebug. Today I want to share with you my July Monthly layout. I've used mostly stickers to decorate this page. You can never go wrong with using any stickers from this collection. 
 I always like to use the large sticker on the top left and bottom right of my layout. Anything in between is fair game.
 This layout was super fast and super easy to make just by adding stickers and washi tapes, and voila you have a fun layout.

There's been a craze about micro notes in the planner community that I decided to create my own fun cover.
It is the sweet life indeed with this micro notes. I love how the colorful rings goes well with this collection and I'm sure it goes well with any Doodlebug products.
Sweet Summer Collection is perfect for my summer layout. So what are you waiting for? Join the fun and use your stash and start creating.

sweet summer mini icons sticker
sweet summer icons sticker
sweet summer this & that sticker 
beep beep doodle-pops 
lots o' dots daily doodles travel planner 
sweet summer 6x6 paper pad 
summer treats jelly clips

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


What better time to use my Lots O'Dots Daily Doodle than the summer time? The bright and lively colors are perfect for this time of year. Today, I am sharing how I used the Simply Spring collection to design my July calendar and to make a 'no sew' pocket to hold things in my TN. The Simply Spring collection has such beautiful colors that coordinate with Lots O' Dots. While some of the elements are perfect for springtime, others work perfectly in the summer, too. I picked out lots of the florals and little critters along with the sun and cute house motifs. They look adorable on my spread.
I used both the Icons and Mini Icons to decorate the pages. I love layering the stickers over the boxes. This gives me space to write, but softens the lines of the calendar. 

Choosing die cuts from the Odds and Ends pack is always fun. I decided to use this cute sun and adhered it to the top right corner. I thought the flower, tucked onto her, made it look extra summery! Another thing I like to do on my calendar pages is use border stickers to block off days. Here I used  the purple and pink ones from the This and That sticker page. The purple one shows the week I was at the beach and the pink one blocks off an upcoming weekend away. This techniques allows me to look at my calendar and instantly see which days are free!

Now for the pocket. I'm currently without a sewing machine, so I decided to make one that wouldn't need stitching. I cut the paper the length of the TN insert. Then, I folded it in half and trimmed it so that the width was the same. I folded the bottom corners in, leaving a point at the bottom.
In order to keep the flaps folded in, I secured some planner clips that I'd previously made from Doodlepops. This holds the whole pocket together! I tucked in a few things that I like to carry with me and can use it to hold receipts or note papers. As you can see from the front, the folded part of the pocket lets part of my cute insert decoration peep through. I finished it off with some stickers from the This and That sheet. It was so quick and easy to make and gives me some extra storage space in my notebook!

As you can see, the Simply Spring collection doesn't just need to be for the spring. I created some fun, summery designs for my Lots O'Dots Daily Doodle and love how colorful it is. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Doodlebug Supplies:
lots o' dots daily doodles travel planner 
simply spring icons sticker
simply spring odds & ends
simply spring this & that sticker
simply spring mini icons sticker
dot to dot double-sided cardstock

Monday, July 15, 2019


I don't know exactly what it is about the little dinosaurs in the Dino-Mite! Stamp Set that makes me so happy, but every time I see them I have to smile!  I really couldn't choose which dinosaurs to use for my card, so I figured, why not use them all???  Take a peek...

I embossed the stamped images before coloring... I think it makes the colors pop a bit more.  I created a little scene, lots of layers with foam tape in between to give it more dimension.  The cloud paper in the background is from the Simply Spring 6x6 Pad and the trees, grass and hill were made with paper from the Dot Stripe Petite Prints 6x6 pad. I thought this would make a cute birthday or congratulations card for a little person (or even a big person!) 

Have you used any of the Doodlebug Stamp Sets?  Make sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram so we can see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

dino-mite! doodle stamps
dino-mite! doodle cuts
simply spring 6x6 paper pad
dot-stripe rainbow petite prints 6x6 paper pad

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Fairy Tales Mini Album | with Tya

If  I had to pick a favorite Doodlebug collection and believe me, this is hard - I would have to say the Fairy Tales collection. It is classic Doodlebug with all the bright colors and whimsical icons. I have been hoarding this just waiting for inspiration to hit and I think I found it! I created this handmade mini album and would love to share it with you today!
Because this album is chock full of flips and flaps and pockets, this would be a very photo heavy post, so I made a little walkthrough video for you to see the inside of the album. It is 6 pages. I constructed it with chipboard and cardstock and used this tutorial to make the pages. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by the blog today and peek at my video. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Fairy Tales Paper Pack
Fairy Tales This and That Sticker
Fairy Tales Icon Sticker
Fairy Tales Odds and Ends
Fairy Tales Cute Clips
Fairy Tales Petite Prints
Doodlebug Cardstock - Bubblegum, Limeade, Swimming  Pool, Orchid

Medium weight chipboard
110 lb weight White cardstock - for pages and cover
Scor- Tape (3/8 inch and 1/4 inch) 
Scoring board
Bone Folder
Foam Tape

Friday, July 12, 2019


March to July in my house is birthday season. Little girls together with the men in my life all seem to have birthdays during these months, so between crafting and cake baking, it is full-on for 5 months. But the time has come - the last birthday is on the horizon and I am celebrating!! Now don't get me wrong, with amazing products like the Fairy Tales collection teamed up with the new Rainbows and Unicorns stamp set, it doesn't get much more fun then pulling together projects like this little birthday card. Add some glitter sprinkles and some mini paper clips and doilies, and the cards are flying off of the crafty table! But there is something to be said for crafting just for the fun of it. And I can't wait to do just a little bit more of that in the next little while.
So here's to celebrations - of special events and of breaks from special events!
Thanks for stopping by, Hugs,
Doodlebug Supply List:
fairy tales 6x6 collection
rainbows and unicorns doodle stamps
glitter sprinkles
mini paperclips
mini doilies
White cardstock
Copic markers

Thursday, July 11, 2019


I am having so much fun creating rainbow background designs on my layouts lately! The Doodlebug Designs Petite Prints patterned papers come in so many colors, creating a rainbow effect with them is super easy! I also used the So Much Pun collection because all of the adorable food icons are perfect for documenting the snacks my husband and I enjoyed at the county fair last year!
I started by creating a circular background design in my diecut machine software and then used white cardstock to cut it out. I then used a fun assortment of Dot-Stripe Petite Prints patterned papers to back the white cardstock diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Can you name the 5 Doodlebug colors I used? I started with Citrus, then used Bumblebee, then Ladybug, then Bubblegum, and then finished with Pistachio. 
I embellished the top left corner by adding coordinating green embellishments. I used Mini Icon stickers, Odds & Ends die cuts, and word stickers from the 12x12 This & That Sticker Sheet. And isn't that sloth Doodlepop just the cutest?! I love the extra dimension it adds to the page! 
I finished the rest of the layout by adding a rainbow of color coordinated embellishments! The Doodlebug embellishments come in a big variety of colors, so finding matching stickers and such was a breeze! Along with the stickers and Odds & Ends pieces, I also added the adorable Jelly Clip cupcake.  And again, how fun is that gumball machine Doodlepop?!? 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document your next food adventure using the Petite Prints Papers and the So Much Pun collection! 

Doodlebug Design Supplies Used:
​ Dot-Stripe Petite Prints Patterned Paper: Citrus, Bumblebee, Ladybug, Bubblegum, Pistachio
​ So Much Pun Collection Odds & Ends
​ So Much Pun Collection This & That Sticker Sheet
​ So Much Pun So Sweet Jelly Clips 
​ So Much Pun Doodlepops: Gum-Believable and Hang in There 
​ So Much Pun Mini Icon Stickers


Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Celebrate any little guy's birthday with this Rawr-some Card... and it's not just any card, it's a 3D diorama-style Cup Card!  

To get started  I've used a paper to-go coffee cup with plastic lid.  I found this package of cups at my local dollar store for just a couple of dollars.
I used a craft knife to separate the bottom of the cup, as well as cutting the top portion of the cup in half as shown above.  The cup comes with the kraft wrapper, which I used as well.

The lid was covered with a disk of patterned paper and then trimmed with chunky twine.  The Jelly Clip fits perfectly inside of the little spout!
The bottom of the cup was covered with green gingham paper and then a strip of the same paper was die-cut with a grass die.  If you don't have a grass die: cut a strip of paper that measures 5"W X 1.5"H and cut away small strips to resemble blades of grass. The grass strip is then wrapped around the bottom of the cup and curled a bit at the ends.

To decorate the outside and inside of the cup, I used the flattened cup as a template and traced onto two different patterns of paper and cut out.  After attaching the papers , I glued on a trim of chunky twine to give a finished look.

Different dinosaur die-cuts were attached to pieces of paper straw.  The ends of the straws were clipped into three sections to create a "foot" and then glued to the bottom of the cup.
The front of the kraft band was embellished with a sentiment and small dino sticker.

After the card cup is opened, it can be displayed by stacking the cup into the kraft band and then onto the lid.  Such a sweet little keepsake for your RAWR-SOME little one!

Thank you for joining us today!

Doodlebug Design Products:
6072: so much pun 6x6 paper pad 
6056: so much pun chit chat 
6057: so much pun mini icons sticker
6068: so much pun this & that sticker 
6055: so much pun odds & ends
6069: so much pun petite prints assortment pack 
6052: dino-mite jelly clips
4008: bumblebee sprinkles 
2474: Bumblebee Boutique Buttons 
4811: bubble blue chunky twine
6050: hang in there doodle-pops


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HEARTS | Scrapbook Layout with Erica

Have I told you lately that I love cut files? Well I sure do and it is really hard for me not to use them on a project. I love to start with a blank piece of white cardstock and just bring it to life with a cut file backed with colorful paper! The time it takes to back the file is so worth the end me! Once you get started on them you will fall in love! Today I am sharing a colorful layout using a heart cut file. Hearta are one of my favorite shapes and pretty simple to back! If you are just getting started with cut files I suggest one with simple shapes or big titles.
I pulled out 12x12 papers from the Doodlebug Design dot-stripe packs to create my colorful layout. I backed each circle of hearts with a different color and I think the end result is so eye catching. I added foam tape to the back of the cut file and adhered down to a white piece of cardstock that I trimmed down to 11x11. I matted this piece to a colorful stripe pattern paper from the Simply Spring collection.
I kept the embellishments pretty light around my photo since I have so much pretty color from the backed cut file. I pulled out the Simply Spring odds & ends and found some cute pieces that worked with the two photos. Here is a look at my completed layout! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to create with some cut files and colorful pattern paper from Doodlebug Design! Have a wonderful day!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Simply Spring odds & ends
 Simply Spring chit chat
 12x12 dot-stripe rainbow petite prints
 Simply Spring Collection

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