Friday, October 23, 2020


 Hey there! Happy Friday! I can't believe we are almost to Halloween - has this not been both the longest and shortest year ever? Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout with you featuring the spook-tacluar "Ghost Town" collection! I had such a blast using this collection to create a throwback layout of my kiddos a few years back. (Why do they have to grow up?) 

My kiddos loved Halloween, I mean LOVED Halloween! They would plan for months what their costumes would be and how we would decorate our house and what candy we would pass out. They had such a fun time and I loved how festive they were. Of course, I took oodles of photos of them and loved seeing their little personalities in the costumes they picked out. Such precious memories! Anyway - here is the layout!

Like I usually do, I started getting inspiration from a sketch to create my layout. This time I used this layout that is part of this month's PageMaps. I really liked the multiple photos on this layout- 3 photos - 3 kids! Worked perfectly!

As you can see, I used quite a few of the pattern papers in the collection like the sketch shows.  I also decided to move the line in the middle of the layout to the bottom by using some of the border strips found on the Star Bright paper. I then got to use some of the Odds and ends to decorate my layout. I loved all the little ghosties in the collection so I used a couple on my layout. I also used some of the star sprinkles found on the "Halloween Night" Shaped Sprinkles. I also added this adorable banner die cut underneath my photo block. This is from the Chit Chat die cuts.

Up in this corner are some super fun bats. I added them to the top right corner of the layout. I  also added the "Batty for You" speech bubble from our Chit Chat die cuts. You can also see that I used some of my favorite Stickles on the cheeks of all of my die cuts. I love the extra little sparkle the Stickles give to the die cuts. I used the Unicorn shade. You can also see that I added some ink splatters on my white cardstock background - I love doing this lately as it breaks up the stark contrast of the white cardstock against the bright pattern paper. 

I turned to the "This and That" sticker sheet for my title. I thought the green looked so fun next to all of the pattern papers. I also used the fun journal spots that are found on the back of the Boutique Plaid paper. I don't often add my own handwriting to my layouts but I really loved this card and it added that beautiful pop of aqua to the layout that I thought was just the right touch. How cute is that little ghostie with a bow? I love her! 

This layout came together so quickly with the help of the sketch and all of the darling coordinating products in this collection. So even if your kids are 3 or 23, you can use the "Ghost Town" collection to create oodles of Halloween layouts and projects to cherish for years to come! Happy crafting and Happy Halloween my friends! 

Ghost Town Collection
Mandarin Textured Cardstock
Orchid Textured Cardstock

Stickles in Unicorn 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Hello again Doodlebug friends!  October has been an awesome month for Doodlebug fans because we’ve been treated to two adorable new collections! Today I’m playing with Ghost Town, the newest (and cutest) Halloween Collection. Halloween of course is all about tricks and treats, so for my 'treats' this year I decided to make tags with sweet little Halloween scenes, here’s a look: 

These little tags came together easily with just a few elements. I cut all my tag layers using a metal tag die set.  I used the Ghost Town 6x6 and Petite Prints Buffalo Check 6x6 paper pads for the base and subsequent layers.  

I used small banner dies and the Ghost Town stamp set for the sentiments.  Ok, that little frog on the back of the scooter is hilarious!  

Aren’t these costumed kiddos the cutest?  They are all images from the Icon sticker sheet popped up on foam squares. I also used moon, star and cloud Shape Sprinkles for some of the scenes.  

Here’s just one idea for using tags this size. I love all of the seasonal soaps that are out this time of year and sometimes I give them as small gifts to friends and family.   

All they need are cute gift tags tied to them!  That’s it for me today, I hope this project sparked a little creative inspiration in you!  Happy crafting!
  Doodlebug Products Used:
Ghost Town 6x6 pad
 Petite Prints Buffalo Check 6x6 pad
Halloween Night Shape Sprinkles 
Ghost Town Icon Sticker Sheet
Ghost Town Stamp Set
Doodle Twine Beetle Black 
Mini Clothespins
  Other Products Used: 
Tag Metal Die Set
Adhesive Foam Squares & Liquid Glue

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Pumpkins and mice and spiders, oh my!  Pumpkins are always cute ... but only Doodlebug could make spiders and mice look cute!  I had lots of fun with this page layout using the brand new Ghost Town collection.  
For this layout, I got my inspiration from a new metal die that I purchased recently.  The die is called Circle Windows, by Photoplay and I love how easy it was to cut out the rectangle with three cute stitched circles for a fun design. I filled the circles with a few photos and some 6x6 pattern paper from Ghost Town and the new Buffalo Check prints.  

The background of the design is a 12x12 kraft buffalo check wood grain with some linen tangerine for a pop of orange. How cute are those icon stickers!  The little cowboy and cowgirl were perfect for this pumpkin patch page.

Okay, see what I mean about the mice and the spiders?!  Adorable!  The little mice look so cute on foam tape ... like they are crawling around on the page :) 

I know you are loving all of the new collections from Doodlebug, and I hope I've inspired you to take lots of pictures at the pumpkin patch this year ... especially since you'll want to use that adorable pumpkin stand die cut on a page!  Until next time, happy scrappin'! 


Ghost Town Collection
Buffalo Check-Wood Grain Cardstock

Circle Die

Monday, October 19, 2020


I'm so excited to be kicking off a couple of weeks of Ghost Town inspiration!  Doodlebug Halloween Collections are always some of my favorites!  The little critters and icons are always so stinkin' adorable!  When I saw the little pumpkin patch stand image in the Odds & Ends pack, I knew it would make the cutest little box card.  Take a peek...

The little stand is made from the black side of the Moonlight Magic Cardstock.  The awning was pieced together using the 6x6 versions of the Hoppy Halloween and Treat Yourself papers.  I made the sign using one of the sentiment strips from the Chit Chat Pieces.

Of course I HAD to add one of the cute little Spider Celebration Shaped Sprinkles.  The spider web is from the Icon Sticker Sheet.

I then went to work adding the sweet little Odds & Ends! The pumpkins are just adorable and of COURSE I had to add the little black kitty!!

 I had a hard time narrowing down my choice of Odds & Ends!  Be sure keep checking the blog for all new Ghost Town inspiration!  And if you've used Ghost Town in any of your projects, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram so we can see!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.

Ghost Town Collection
Citrus Gingham Linen Petite Prints

Friday, October 16, 2020


Hello Doodlebug friends. It's finally Fall, and I, for one, am looking forward to some cooler days. Today I have a project to share using the new Pumpkin Spice collection. Hopefully, it will make you feel like Autumn is here, even if you're like me and live in sunny Florida.

I loved all the cute smiling leaves from the collection and wanted to use them in my project. After scouring the Silhouette Design Store, I found an adorable gnome pushing a wheelbarrow and thought it would be the perfect fit for the leaves.

Here you can see the gnomes layers. The thickest point is the hat, which is eight layers thick.

After making the gnome, wheel barrow and base out of foam board and chipboard, I covered the pieces with patterned paper.

For the gnome's hat, I made a pom-pom using a combination of 3 chunky twine colors. Sprinkles, a button, and a few feathers were also used to embellish a small patch on his hat.

Leaves from the cutting file and the Odds and Ends set were layered together and placed in the wheelbarrow. I used a lot of sprinkles throughout this project, including the leaves and wheelbarrow.
I used more die-cuts on the base, some doodle pop mushrooms, and a fox. Finally, some grass cut from cardstock was used to add a woodsy feel to the piece. 
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Fall, everyone! :)

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Pumpkin Spice collection
Petite Prints (wood grain / buffalo check)
Chunky Twine (gray, bumblebee, limeade)
Boutique Buttons
Cardstock (bon bon, sweet pea, stone grey, marigold, tangerine)

 foam board
 shredded paper

Thursday, October 15, 2020


Do you love creating multi photo 12x12 scrapbook pages? Today I want to share a new multi photo scrapbook layout using the fun new Pumpkin Spice collection.
I recently took our three youngest boys to pick out some pumpkins and we took a bunch of photos of our grand adventure! Baby Liam kept running around the pumpkins and laughing and we had the best time! I picked 6 of the photos to use on the layout today and printed them at home. The final size of my photos is 2.5x2.5.
I picked 2 different pattern papers from the Pumpkin Spice collection to create my base. I also pulled out the new buffalo check-wood grain petite prints in beetle black. I used the new petite print to mat all my photos. I really love the way the black wood grain looks with the colors in the Pumpkin Spice in the collection. It also goes very well with how my photos are edited.
I added a couple of the scallop boarder stickers to the base of my layout for some added interest. I tucked in some ephemera and stickers around my photos and also added some tags to the top of the photo mat. Adding doodle twine to the tags adds a bit of texture to the layout. For my title I pulled out the Pumpkin Spice chit chat pieces and created a longer title! I just love the different fonts and colors!
I really wanted to use the super cute farm truck on this page since the bed of the truck is full of pumpkins so I placed it right above my title and added in some falling leaves from the rocky doodle pop. To finish off my layout I added a banner piece from the Pumpkin Spice chit chat pack and a cut sticker from the 6x12 cardstock icons sticker sheet. Here is a look at my completed layout using the Pumpkin Spice collection!
  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful day!


Doodlebug Design Products Used
Pumpkin Spice collection 
Beetle black buffalo check-wood grain petite print  

Wednesday, October 14, 2020


Gratitude and reflection of your blessings can be perfectly captured in the project that I'm sharing today:

I've constructed this sweet file box and cards from the ground-up...let's see how it all came together!

Let's start with the box construction, shall we?  I wanted this project to be something that you could easily create with just a few basic supplies and the "PUMPKIN SPICE" Collection, of course!

I started with an 8.5X11 sheet of heavy chipboard and cut:
5X5.5 (1-for the bottom)
3X5.5 (2-for the sides)
3X5 (2-for the front and back).  

Place the pieces onto a sheet of patterned paper, leaving an 1/8" gap between each piece (as shown above). Trim away four square sections at each corner.  Fold the tabs around the TOPS of the chipboard pieces and glue NOTE: leave the side tabs unglued as they will be the hinges to hold the sides together.  
Fold all of the sides in.  Again, use the side tabs and glue each one to the opposite side.  

Next, I cut strips of paper and lined the inside of the box (this is a nice contrast and also hides the hinge tabs!).  For the "guides", I glued in two paper straws that were held in place by mini wooden spools.  There are many ways that you could attach the straws if you don't have spools!  

For the file cards: I used sheets of 6X6 papers (from the paper pad) and trimmed to 5X6.  I wanted the cards to be square (optional), so I fold the extra inch at the bottom where I would make the two holes (this adds extra sturdiness too!).  I measured the distance between the two straw guides and made a template to figure out where to punch the holes.  After punching the holes, I cut through the remaining paper (at the bottom of each hole) so that the cards could sit onto the straws and slide.  

Now for the really fun part...decorating and embellishing!  

I used all sorts of fun treats from the collection, as well as Doodlebug basics to make each card unique!  The sheet of journal cards was cut apart and the longer strips cut in half to fit the cards. 

Giving as a gift? Tuck in some extra PUMPKIN SPICE supplies too!  I hope that you'll give it a try...Happy Pumpkin Spice season :)

Doodlebug Design Product:
Pumpkin Spice Collection Kit
Pumpkin Spice 6X6 Paper Pad
Pumpkin Spice Odds & Ends Die Cuts
Pumpkin Spice Chit Chat Die Cuts
Pumpkin Spice Mini Icon Stickers
Pumpkin Spice Cardstock Stickers
Doodle Pops
Cute Clips
Shaped Sprinkles
Washi Tape
Labels & Tags
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