Monday, September 30, 2019


Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays... I mean let's face it, any holiday that's centered around getting candy... how can you not love it??  Even more fun is candy in cute packaging.  The Candy Carnival Collection makes this easy!

How fun is this little shadow box treat bag?  I cut the bag from the Ring Toss Paper using a metal die in my stash.  I then cut a window in one side of the bag and covered it with acetate. I made a little scene using the pumpkins and moon from the Happy Halloween Stamp set and placed it behind the window using some foam tape to give it dimension.  All that was left was to fill the bag with some treats and tie it closed with some Doodle twine!  And of course I added the little spider stamp... Doodlebug spiders are the ONLY kind of spiders I like! 
We would love to see your projects featuring Candy Carnival!  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Candy Carnival Collection
Candy Carnival Happy Halloween Stamps and Dies
Beetle Black Doodle Twine
Mini Clothespins Halloween Assortment

Sunday, September 29, 2019


I'm excited to be kicking off a few weeks of Candy Carnival inspiration!  If you haven't seen the collection yet, you're in for a treat!  The colors and adorable icons are sure to put a smile on your face!  I received my box and immediately dug in to create this fun Trick or Treat Shadow Box Card.  Take a peek...

The Odds & Ends are one of my all-time favorite Doodlebug embellishments.  They make it so easy to create cards and layouts.  I started with the little girl in the kitty costume and the black kitty Doodlepop... because black kitties are my favorite ... I added a night sky scene and some pumpkins along with the little bat sticker from the Icon Sticker Sheet to create a fun Halloween scene.  I finished it off with some of the Halloween Night Star shaped sprinkles and a sentiment from the Chit Chat pieces.  

This collection has my mind in a whirl... so many projects, so little time!  I can't wait to create more!  Have you created anything with Candy Carnival?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram...we would love to see your projects!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Candy Carnival Collection
Dot Stripe Petite Prints

Saturday, September 28, 2019


Hello, I am back today to share some pocket page inspiration with you and this time I am using the absolutely darling and not-so-spooky Halloween collection "Candy Carnival".

I used many elements from the collection but first I cut my cards mostly out of the 6x6 Candy Carnival paper pad and also the floral-graph petite print one (for the light purple journaling card). An exception is the "Oct. 31st" pocket which I will talk about later.

To embellish, I used a mix of stickers, die-cuts, Sprinkles, washi tapes and more, repeating clusters of stars to create eye movement and sticking to a pre-determined color palette.
Now back to my "Oct. 31st" pocket which is such a statement it plays the role of a title. I cut it out of the double-sided 12x12 Spooktacular sheet and then decided to add some texture to it by hand stitching over the frame with embroidery thread. I also added enamel dots (from the Eye See You pack) in each corner for even more impact. Don't you love the result?

Unfortunately for me, my kids are now too old for the Trick-or-Treating phase and the cute costumes but I found the Candy Carnival collection to be perfect to record everyday happenings and decor around Halloween time. I am saving the super cute elements to decorate treat bags, happy mail and my planner... See you next time!

Friday, September 27, 2019


I was not always a fan of Halloween. I mean, little chocolate treats aside, the creepy side of Halloween always left me feeling...well...creepy! That is until I was introduced to Doodlebug's version of Halloween a few years ago! And now, dare I say, it is one of my favourite times of the year to craft! Bring on the cute ghouls and darling pumpkins! I am ready for some Halloween fun!
And Doodlebug's new collection, called Candy Carnival certainly delivers. It doesn't get any cuter than the little pumpkins, sweet treats and adorable creatures like little Sir Fatty Batty! First up on the crafty table was a little card I created using the Happy Halloween Doodlestamp set.
I first stamped out the little pumpkin and the vampire and then masked them out to place the adorable castle into the scene. Sir Fatty Batty, the stars and the sentiment all then made their way onto the page and I was ready to colour it up.
And can we talk about the embellishments in this collection. Always a fan of a Doodlebug Sprinkle, I may have squealed a bit when I first laid eyes on these candy themed ones!
You don't have to be a fan of Halloween to be jumping at the chance to craft with this collection! In fact, this collection will have you wishing that Halloween came around more often. As for me, I am off to embrace my "cute spook" self and have more fun with this collection. I can't wait to share more projects with you.
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs,
Doodlebug Products used:
Candy Carnival Happy Halloween Doodlestamps
 Petite Prints
  Other products:
Alcohol Markers
White cardstock

Thursday, September 26, 2019


If you are anything like me, you are looking forward to fall and all that this season brings. I've already started decorating and can't wait for the cooler temperatures, colorful leaves and of course, Halloween! Halloween is a lot of fun for my family, especially since we have a 3 year old granddaughter who loves to dress up.  I'll have my camera ready on October 31st so I needed a cute album to put her pictures in!
This album was so much fun to create.  It's 6"x8" and full of interactive pages, but Candy Carnival is what makes it so cute!  
How adorable is Mr. Stretchy Pants? I was so excited he fit so well on this little folded page ... and then when you fold to the back of the page, these cute spiders are hanging around :) 
Cutest colors ever, am I right??  That purple pocket page is one of my favorites.  I can't wait to tuck photos and and stories inside. 
I know you are all going to love this collection as much as I do, so check in every day to see all the cute projects the team is is working on.  If you want to make this album for yourself, you can purchase the DIY kit in my online shop!  
Happy scrapping everyone!
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Doodlebug Products Used:
Candy Carnival Collection
Doodle Twine
Boutique Button


Right now, micro sized planners are all the rage! I love how cute and tiny they are and how they can be tossed in your purse to be used when you're on the go. When I saw the Candy Carnival collection, I knew it would be perfect to create my own planner for October. I had so much fun that I decided to create a Traveler's Notebook cover for it, as well. Here is how it turned out. All I needed was my Candy Carnival goodies and a few other items. These included planner discs, a disc punch (though you can use a hole punch and cut the slits yourself), a laminator (which isn't totally a necessity) and my sewing machine (again, not a necessity). 

I started off by creating my Micro Planner. I cut the covers to 3 by 4" and rounded the corners. Then I laminated them. I punched them and attached them along with the notebook pages to the discs.  Decorating the front cover was so fun. The little dracula Doodlepop with the bat along with the sweet pumpkin, look so cute on the cover. 
Next, I cut some paper from the 6 by 6 pad and created my dividers with them. I didn't laminate these, but did add some cute tab stickers.  I added a sticker from the 12 by 12 This and That sheet and popped the bat sticker up with some foam adhesive. If you look at the top of the planner, you'll see the clips I made with the Doodlepop candy stickers. I love attaching them to paper clips with hot glue and attaching them to my planner pages.
This next insert uses another This and That sticker along with a die cut from the Chit Chat pack.

The third insert uses my favorite paper. I love the rainbow of tickets and thought they would look perfect with the carnival master and wheel of fortune die cuts. The fun, colorful inserts really make it fun to flip though this little notebook.

To make the TN cover, I measured a notebook that I already had and cut the paper to 11" by 5.5". At the 8.5" mark, I folded it in and cut diagonally to create the inside pocket. After laminating, I stitched around the edges with the flap closed, securing the pocket on the inside. If you don't want to sew, you could use some coordinating washi tape instead. Here's my filled pocket.
One thing that I did to make the laminated cover fit around my notebook better, was I folded it, leaving the arched spine, and clipped it shut. I left it over night so that it would 'mold' to the shape and accommodate my disc bound planner. 

Next, I punched a hole in the middle of the spine and added a piece of elastic cord. Typically, TNs have elastic on the spines so that the notebooks can be secured inside. I didn't want my elastics hanging out there, so I used some fun ribbon from my stash along with the twine to create a decorative look. I was able to slide the flap of my planner into these on the inside. 
Finally, I crated a little planner swag using a die cut, one of the buttons and a candy cane Doodlepop sticker. I attached it to the elastic cord with  one of the small clothespins. I love how it gives it a finished look.
I love how chunky and colorful and fun my Micro Planner turned out. Here's a peek at the side view, just because. :)

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created this planner. I can't wait to make more! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Doodlebug Items:
Candy Carnival  Collection
Swimming Pool and Tangerine Chunky Twine
Halloween Mini Clothespins

Other Items:
Planner Discs
Sewing Machine*
Corner Rounder*

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Few years ago I had the chance to travel with my little girl to Orlando, and we spent 10 days at Walt Disney World. It was such a great experience for the two of us, it was the first travel of my little girl outside South America. Of course I had to document it, and this layout cut file was the perfect fit for my photo and for the memories I wanted document.

I love that Doodlebug is now creating cut files specially designed for being used on layouts, as a layout enthusiast I really enjoy using them. In this layout I used the "world traveler" file as title of my page. I backed it with papers form the 6x6 inches pad. 
As always, my fave item of this collection is the Odds & Ends package and in this layout I used them to create some kind of column in the middle of the page, with different levels and also including some sprinkles here and there to make the design more interesting.

I really enjoyed playing with this collection, its colorful and happy, and it worked perfectly for tis travel memories. I hope you liked it as well, thank you for stopping by today!


Tuesday, September 24, 2019


The children are excited with a gleam in their eyes.
Happiness surrounds all and that’s no surprise. It’s called “Christmas Magic” and it’s almost here……. that wonderful givingest time of the year! Santa’s elves do their magic in making things bright, and fill up your stocking while you sleep at night. There are cookies and candy with surprises for all, but that warm special feeling is what’s best of all! Let’s share in the magic with family and friends, and hope that this merriment will never end!

Layout created by Tonya Prawitt






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