Thursday, October 31, 2019


I was sorting photos for Halloween projects some days ago and found this darling pic of my little girl some years ago. I can't believe I didn't scrapped it before, so I printed and got down to the business. I wanted to use a circle structure on this layout, so I just cut a big circle in the middle of the page and filled it with the photo. It was such a simple design but i love how this came out.
I used a bunch of die-cuts from the Odds&Ends package and few Doodle Pops to create some embellishment clusters, I didn't used patterned paper in this layout. 
The main focus is on the big photo, but I also used few more circle shaped photos on the cluster just to make the composition more interesting and because I love using as many photos as possible on my layouts. 

I created my title using my Silhouette Cameo machine and free font "Learning Curve" I found on the internet. I cut it in a circular way, just to keep the whole circle concept.

I love the simple and clean concept of this layout, and that I only used embellishments, it's full of stuff but it looks clean at the same time :)

I hope you like this idea, thank you for being with us today and Happy Halloween!


Hello everyone. I'm so in love with Doodlebug's latest Halloween collection, Candy Carnival.

For my project, I knew I wanted to try making a hot air balloon. After finding a cutting file with the shape I liked, I made the balloon portion out of chipboard then covered it with patterned paper. The basket portion, however, was way too small for what I needed, so I created a large oval one to fit all the cute die-cut trick or treaters.

I decided to add some wheels and propellers to the piece to make it look like a whimsical carnival ride. 

The wood base was covered with patterned paper (one of my favorites from the collection). I also added some candy sprinkles and doodle-pop stickers to the base for some added texture.

Lots of black and white chunky twine was used throughout the piece, adding to the Halloween theme.

Thanks for joining me today.
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Doodlebug Supplies:
Candy Carnival Collection
Chunky Twine
Petite Prints
 Boutique Buttons
Other Supplies:
3D balloon cutting file, chipboard, wood oval, wheels, wood dowels, wood propellers (taken off a small birdhouse), shredded paper.


Real life spiders scare me, but I can't get enough of the cute spiders from the fun new Candy Carnival collection! And I usually avoid real life spider webs, but I am having a blast playing with the Doodlebug Design Booville Spider Circle Cut File! It is safe to say, the only spider web I'd like to get tangled up in is the patterned paper one on my layout! Ha!
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To make the spider web cut out, I used the Booville Spider Circle Cut File and gray cardstock to make the spider web about 8 inches tall. I then backed each section with some of my favorite Candy Carnival patterned papers. I used the scalloped circle Hocus Pocus sticker for part of my title and embellished it with adorable candy shaped Candy Carnival enamel pieces.

I added a Jolly Jack-O-Lantern enamel shape to the hot air balloon odds & Ends piece for fun! And aren't the jack-o-lantern die cut shapes just darling?!

One of my favorite die cut pieces from the Candy Carnival Odds & Ends pack is the banner! I added a couple Sweet Treats enamel shapes to it to add a little dimension. I also love the colorful pinwheel Odds & Ends pieces too because they make me think of what Halloween fireworks might look like.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the Candy Carnival collection and document your favorite Halloween photos!


Doodlebug Design Products Used:
​ Candy Carnival Collection
​ Doodlebug Design Booville Spider Circle Cut File

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Need a quick, last minute non-candy TREAT idea for Halloween? 
These "Drink Collars" will do the TRICK!
What's even better is that you can make them as simple or as elaborate as you'd like!
I started with a beautiful array of Sugar-Coated Cardstock and cut them into 3"X6" strips.
I scored at 4" and used a 1.5" circle punch to create a hole inside of the 2" flap:
Next I selected a few of the patterned papers and 2X2 cut apart cards from the 
"Candy Carnival" Collection.  Before attaching with foam and adhesive tapes, I 
corner rounded just the bottom two edges of the mat paper and 2X2 cards:
For the straw hanger I die cut a 2" circle and then punched two holes at
along the middle top and bottom with a regular hole punch. The circle was attached
to the back of the sugar coated cardstock with adhesive tape and secured
even further with two assorted brads:

I gently pushed through a paper straw and embellished with a tiny stamped tag.

For smaller bottled drinks, just use a different sized hole punch.  An after-thought: 
use Doodlebug stamps to create little "to-be-colored" tags too!

With other holidays around the corner, keep this design in mind for teacher gift,
class parties and open houses!
Thanks for joining me!

Doodlebug Design Products:
Candy Carnival Collection
Trick or Treat Doodle Stamps
Bubblegum Sugar Coated Cardstock
Tangerine Sugar Coated Cardstock
Limeade Sugar Coated Cardstock
Lilac Sugar Coated Cardstock
Halloween Twine Assortment
Bright Assortment Sugar Coated Brads
Bubblegum Chunky Brads
Bright Assortment Mini Brads
Halloween Sprinkles

Tuesday, October 29, 2019


I have always loved Halloween so every October I count down the days! This love for Halloween and all things spooky has rubbed off on all of our kids and they love it just as much as I do! I joke with the kids that they have to dress up every year until they are 18! I mean I am kind of serious but if they truly do not want to dress up when they are older I will not make them...I guess! I wanted to document one of the older boys out trick or treating and the Candy Carnival collection was perfect!
I used one of the new cut files that will be available soon for you! I cut it out on some white cardstock and backed it with papers from the 6x6 Candy Carnival paper pad. I popped up the backed cut file with some foam squares and added it to a white background.
I printed my photos in black and white and added them to my page! I used the Candy Carnival mini stickers and 12x12 sticker sheet to embellish around the photos. The photos are from our 2017 Halloween and I love that one of our older boys was totally dressed up and trick or treating! He was collecting candy for our youngest..well that is what he said anyway..but I know he totally had the best time and he enjoyed eating most of the candy! For my title I used the Doodlebug Design Skinny alpha stickers and I just love how it came out! I also added some of the super cute shape sprinkles to embellish the layout! The Candy Mandala cut file was so fun to back and I love that I can showcase so many of the papers on one page. Here is a look at my completed layout using the Candy Mandala cut file with Candy Carnival. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create something with the Candy Carnival collection.

Doodlebug Products Used:
  Candy Carnival Collection
  Candy Mandala Cut File

Monday, October 28, 2019


Halloween is almost here!  I still haven't purchased candy.... but I have a cute project that would be a perfect little gift for the kids, friends or even for the classroom!  Take a peek...

How cute are these little pumpkin pencil toppers??  I used the 3 pumpkin SVGs from the Candy Carnival SVG files available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.  I pieced them together using a combination of the Candy Carnival Collection and some Petite Prints. 
I added a few of the spider stickers from the Candy Carnival Mini Icons Stickers to embellish.
The pumpkins are attached to the pencil by this little Pencil topper base that I created.   You could attach almost anything to the pencils using this, such as stickers from the Icons Sheet or Odds & Ends Pieces.  These would make great classroom gifts if you're looking for a candy-free alternative.  All you need are some cute pencils which you can get online or at your local craft or office supply store.  You can download the pencil topper base for free on my blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Candy Carnival Collection
Dot Stripe Petite Prints Collection



Sunday, October 27, 2019


I have been loving documenting with the Candy Carnival collection so much that I made another pocket page with it! This is my third time and you can see my first pages here and second ones here. I love how different they each are, showing you the wide variety included in this collection.

For today's project, I recorded some October family fun into a 9x12 page:
I created all my cards using patterned papers either cut from 12x12 sheets or from the 6x6 paper pad. I purposefully made this page with a cleaner and simpler look and that is why I restricted myself to use two colors + black.
As far as embellishments go, I first selected a few die-cuts from the Chit Chat pack and then added stickers (from the 12x12 This & That sheet, the Icons stickers and Doodle-pops).
I also included a couple elements from the Boos and Brews labels and tags pack, like below to add the date or on my title card.
The journaling is typed with a manual typewriter on white cardstock and cut into strips. As a final touch, I added a bit of texture with a few machine stitches.
So whatever your scrapbooking style is, the Candy Carnival collection is perfect for documenting your October! We're just a few days away, so I wish you a lot of ghoulish fun on Halloween! 
Followed by some happy scrapping!


Well - it's my very favorite time of year and honestly one of my favorite times to craft too! I  LOVE  making fun treat holders and the Candy Carnival collection is PERFECT for doing just that! These candy bar sliders are so quick and easy to put together and add a fun interactive element as well!
So I made these little cuties using this super easy tutorial - the link is here if you would like to make some of these for yourselves: Candy Bar Holder

Here are some close-ups of the wrappers.  I used some Icon Stickers, Odds and Ends, some Sprinkles and two of the Sprinkle Shapes - the Tiny Treats and the So Corny ones. I used a few pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad mounted on some white cardstock. The actual holders are made from a 6x6 piece of Ring Toss paper. You can get 4 of these holders from one sheet of paper so lots of bang for your buck with this type of holder.

Here is a close up of how the pull part works. I cut a 22-inch piece of ribbon and lace it through a hole I punched through the top of the holder and then you simply place your candy bar in between the two ends of the ribbon, push it into the paper holder and then tie the ribbon in the top.

 Here is a better look at the candy bar pulled out a way...

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create a batch of these fun holders. They would be great for classroom treats, co-worker gifts or to give to your favorite little Trick-or-Treaters! Happy Halloween and Happy Crafting friends! 

Doodlebug Products Used:
Candy Carnival Ring Toss paper
Candy Carnival 6x6 paper pad
Candy Carnival Icon Stickers
Candy Carnival Odds and Ends
Halloween Assortment Sprinkles
So Corny Shape Sprinkles
Tiny Treats Shape Sprinkles
Other Products Used:
Foam Tape
Scoring Board 
Hole Punch
Scor-Tape 1/4 inch
Hershey Candy Bars
Black Stripe Ribbon
Black and White Bakers Twine

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