Monday, October 21, 2019


When my daughter was in grade school, I used to love making fun treats to send in to her class for Halloween.  I decided that this tradition didn't need to stop just because she is away at college.  This year I came up with these cute little Nugget Candy Holders using the Candy Carnival Cut files that are available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.  Take a peek...

These little holders are really easy to make.  You start with a 4.5"x 1.5" strip of paper.  You then score it at 1.5", 2.5" and 4".  

That allows you to fold it into a little triangle with a fold over flap.  A Nugget Candy fits perfectly in the bottom, and you can secure it in there with a glue dot.  All that was left was to decorate the front with one of the cute little cut files!

If you also would like to cover the candy bars themselves like I did in the first photo, just cut a 1" x 3" strip of coordinating paper and wrap it around the candy and secure with adhesive.  Have you made any projects using the new Candy Carnival Cut Files ?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram, we would love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Candy Carnival Collection
Gingham Linen Petite Prints Collection
Dot Stripe Petite Prints Collection
Eye See You Shaped Sprinkles
Cupcake Glitter Sprinkles

Sunday, October 20, 2019


BOO! We are halfway through October and I want to share my Daily Doodles TN Planner Set Up using the Candy Carnival Collection.
Since this collection is all about Carnival, I wanted to create my own Halloween Carnival theme for my front dashboard/insert cover. As you may know, I like to layer my embellishments so you can see here how I layered them. I also added the spider web from the own stash.
 I can't get enough of this side view. I am totally loving the sticker tabs and cute paper clips sticking out to the side. 
 The broom pen is perfect for this set up.
 Looking at all the Halloween colors and beautiful embellishments makes me so happy.

Month of October layout. I used washi, stickers and black teensy type Alphabet stickers.
My daughter loves Halloween and I cannot wait to take her Trick or Treating in her cute Halloween outfit.

Setting my Daily Doodles with Halloween theme just made my day. I love everything about Halloween. Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, October 18, 2019


One of my daughters is a huge fan of insects. She'll get out her magnifying glass an watch them do their work as they move through our yard. I, on the other hand would much rather watch them from a far away, in fact, that I don't even know they are there!
But any cute little critters that come from the Doodlebug warehouse are a whole different story! I am happy to get up and close with darling Doodlebug characters like the cute spider that inspired my newest treat containers.
I mean, come on! Does it get any cuter than this little guy?
I coloured him up with alcohol marker and double layered the stamp for a bit of extra dimension. I sat him on top of a spider web and just about the cutest spider themed paper you can imagine! A little sentiment cut from the 6x6 paper pad finishes it all off!
This little project may be crawling with spiders, but I am pretty sure my daughter isn't going to be the only fan. Doodlebug insects can crawl around on my crafty table any day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Candy Carnival Happy Halloween Doodle Stamps
 Happy Halloween Doodlecuts
Beetle Black Cardstock

Other products:
Alcohol Markers

Thursday, October 17, 2019


I love everything about Halloween so it's no surprise that I can't put down the new Doodlebug Design Candy Carnival collection! The bats are adorable, the skeleton guy is so cute, and the colors just scream Halloween fun! This collection was perfect for documenting some of my favorite photos from my last visit to Disney World at Halloween time.
I started off by creating a fun background of three tone-on-tone patterned papers to make my background. I used the Ticket Booth, Star Attraction, and Costume Contest patterned papers. I then used white cardstock and the web from the Doodlebug Spider Circle Cut File to cut out 5 webs. I then backed them with different fun designs from the 6x6 Paper Pad. And how adorable is that skeleton Odds & Ends piece? Did you notice the little Sprinkles enamel shaped cupcake I added in his hand? 
I embellished my second photo with more Odds & Ends pieces, Mini Icons Stickers, and star shaped Sprinkles. I added a couple eyes from the Eye See You Sprinkles to the 'BOO!' Odds & Ends piece that is my title. Did you also see that I added a candy apple Sprinkles enamel shape in this gal's hand too? 
What is your favorite part of the Candy Carnival collection?! It is filled with so many fun (and YUMMY!) elements and embellishments I personally can't decide on a favorite! 
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some Candy Carnival and document your last Halloween get together! 

Doodlebug Design Products Used
​ Candy Carnival Collection

Wednesday, October 16, 2019



It's here... Candy Carnival cut files are in the store and if you are quick you can get then for
25% for this week only

PLUS we will give away three full sets to three lucky recipients.
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Winners will be announced on Saturday.


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We loved reading all the wonderful comments and seeing
your gorgeous projects.

Congratulations to the following people!!!


What's better than a plain junk journal? 
A Halloween "Candy Carnival" one of course!
I started with a vintage hardbound book from my collection that measured 7"X10.75".  I removed the covers and cleaned up the edges with a guillotine trimmer.  Next I found the placement for the holes
and used a crop-a-dile to punch.  The cover was decorated with a few swatches of paper, die-cuts and enamels.
Next, I removed the pages from a standard composition notebook and trimmed them all down to be just a bit smaller than the covers.  The cover page was used as a template for the pages' holes.

To the inside I created five divider pages by cutting 12X12 papers down to 6" X 10.5".  
Above I used an envelope to add a fun, inter-active element!

On a few of the notebook pages, I embellished with a strip of various washi tapes.  As the journal is filled with entries and photos, more washi can be added.

A couple of the 4X6 journal cards were added to the dividers as flip-up pages.  Just score one edge, add tape and it makes a cute peek-a-boo place for a photo!

And we can't forget about those adorable 6X6 paper pad papers!  The also make nice mini-dividers; I placed a few of these throughout the album to break-up the continuous notebook pages.

At the tops of the five divider pages I made 1.5"X1" tabs and then corner-rounded the top edges before attaching.  Each of the tabs were embellished with various clips.

Okay above is my favorite page!  Here I've taken a 6X6 paper and tri-folded it to make a long pocket.  After adhering the seam and bottom, the top was punched into half-of-a-circle.  I decided to mount the pocket onto a larger swatch of paper and then attach to the notebook with paper tabs.

The great thing about junk journals is that you can make them as big and chunky as you'd like!  Keep on adding to with more stickers, die-cuts and cuteness as you progress in completing the pages.

Thank you for joining me today!

Doodlebug Design Supplies:
Candy Carnival Collection
Midnight Party Washi Tape
Candy Corn Stripe Washi Tape
Spooky Sprinkles Washi Tape
Creepy Crawlies Washi Tape
Black Cats Washi Tape
Funhouse Washi Tape
Party Lights Doodle Pops
Forest Friends Doodle Pops
Candy Carnival Doodle Pops
Silly Spiders Doodle Pops
Stars & Moons Cute Clips
Halloween Mini Clothes Pins
Cards & Envelopes Pumpkin Party
Halloween Assortment Doodle Twine
Tiny Treats Shape Sprinkles
Boos & Brews Labels & Tags
Bubblegum Chunky Brads
Halloween Mini Paper Clips
Halloween Pals Jelly Clips

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


I hope you are enjoying all the Candy Carnival inspiration this month. Recently I have been really loving the look of grid style layouts. I knew I wanted to try one with the new Candy Carnival collection and document a few Halloween photos from last year. I printed my photos in black and white and printed them just about 2x2 in size. Perfect to add to this grid style layout. I cut most of the squares for the grid using the 6x6 paper pad. I love the smaller scale prints in the paper pads and think they look best on this style layout. My squares are cut at 2.5x2.5 and I love to add embellishments like odds & ends, doodle-pops and stickers to each square! The Fun and Games 12x12 pattern paper is so much fun and I love the BOO in the marquee style letters! I knew I had to add this to my page! Here is a look at my completed grid style layout using the Candy Carnival collection. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you give the grid style layout a shot! Products Used Candy Carnival Collection Skinny Alphabet Beetle Black

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