Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Well before the SPECIAL DELIVERY day, is the nine months leading up to it!  Today I'm sharing a sweet journal for capturing all of those mom-to-be moments along the way.

I chose to use a sheet of white craft foam for the cover, but a laminated sheet of patterned paper could also be used.  You may also think about a premade journal that could be covered paper too!

For the inside, I used three A6 kraft journals with 60 lined papers (I purchased them from Amazon) in each.  
To get started, the foam and patterned paper sheets were trimmed to 9"X6".  I used adhesive tape to adhere the paper to the foam and then machine-stitched around the perimeter.  
Three 1/8" holes were punched at the top and bottom center of the cover and then strung with 20mm white elastic cording.  Check out the tutorial on my YouTube Channel!

Before threading through the closure elastic, I added buttons and shaped clips! The adorable bear lapel pin and sticker letters completed the cover.

Each of the three journals' kraft covers was covered in different patterned; mini cards were turned into little pockets for decorating the covers.

At the center of each notebook, I added a folded envelope that can be used for storing tags, ephemera, etc.  

Strips of leftover papers were folded in half, corner-rounded and attached as tabs!

Die-cuts and small tags are also cute additions to the pockets.

The possibilities are endless with such a project...I hope you'll give it a try!

Doodlebug Design Products:
Special Delivery Collection
Confetti Sprinkles
Baby Boy Boutique Buttons
Baby Bear Enamel Pin
Chunky Doodle Twine
Large Tags Doodle Cuts
Nighty Night Shaped Sprinkles
Create-A-Cards & Envelopes
Stars & Moons Cute Clips
Sunny Skies Cute Clips

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Hello Doodlebug Design friends! Who else is ready for leaves and pumpkins and all things fall?! I am and I couldn't wait to play with the amazing new Pumpkin Spice collection! I paired it with the Doodlebug Design Flea Market Fall Leaves Cut Files and the brand new Buffalo Check & Woodgrain Patterned Papers and I love how my layout turned out. Come take a look!  

I started out by using 4 inch strips of the Bumblebee, Citrus, and Tangerine Buffalo Plaid & Woodgrain Patterned Papers for an easy and colorful background. I then used the super cool Doodlebug Fall Leaves Cut Files and my favorite Pumpkin Spice Patterned Papers to create a collection of fun paper leaves. I embellished this section with adorable Shape Sprinkles. 

I used the Autumn Weave, Cup O' Jo, Happy Fall, and Sunflower Fields Patterned Papers as an anchoring spot for my photo. I embellished it with Odds & Ends Ephemera Die Cut Shapes and more Shape Sprinkles Stickers. I also added a strip of Candy Corn Washi Tape. How cute is that little acorn sticker?! 

I embellished my photo with more cute Odds & Ends Ephemera pieces and used a couple Chit Chat Ephemera Die Cut Words for an easy and fun title. I also used the amazing new Sunshine Alphabet Stickers in Bon Bon to complete the title. Did you see the little mushroom Shape Sprinkle Sticker? Isn't it just the CUTEST?! 

What is your favorite things from the Pumpkin Spice collection? I love all of the patterned papers and embellishments so much I have a very hard time choosing favorites. 

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope I have inspired you to take some fun fall photos and grab some of the amazing Pumpkin Spice collection!  Be on the look out next week for more Pumpkin Spice inspiration! 


Doodlebug Design Products Used:
Pumpkin Spice Collection
Buffalo Check & Woodgrain Patterned Papers 
Flea Market Fall Leaves Cut File

Monday, September 28, 2020


My daughters are almost preteens now (I know, the TEEN years are coming....ahhhhh), so when Doodlebug released Bundle of Joy and Special Delivery I wasn't sure how many projects I would use them for! But I have to tell you that I have been totally enamored with these collections since they arrived. My card box is filled with adorable cards to give away to families expecting their bundles of joy...and really, I have at least 4 other projects planned.

Because really, how cute are these babies?!!
I love the simplicity of being able to colour up an image, like this one from Special Delivery, and use the coordinating Doodle Cuts for a fast process! With all of the cute details in the paper and the help of some Shape Sprinkles, it can be as easy as that!
Or, if you want to spend a bit of extra quality time with these babies, there are so many cute shapes that you can use to create a little scene. I simply added a couple of hearts to the baby carriage for some background fun...
...or even do some masking and have some fun layered stamp image like I did with this cute little gal and some of the fun florals and extras in the Bundle of Joy stamp set. Every card will be different, but sure to bring a smile to your face!
So whether you have tiny people in your life or not, these two collections are keepers! They definitely put the cute and fun into crafting projects!

Thanks for stopping by!


Doodlebug Design Product:
Special Delivery Collection
Special Delivery Doodle Stamps
Special Delivery Doodle Cuts
Bundle of Joy Collection Bundle of Joy Stamps
Other Products:
White cardstock Alcohol markers Ink

Saturday, September 26, 2020


Sunshine and Sprinkles! Does it sound like fun already?! Well, that's because for today's project we are going to be using the new Sunshine Alphabet Stickers and also the awesome Confetti Shape Sprinkles, both available and all of our favorite Doodlebug colors.

To create my layout, I started by cutting some strips from the 12 x 12 Party Plaid Girl Paper. Then, I selected my favorite ones, arranged them in a way they look nice to the eye, and adhere them to the page starting from bottom to top. 

Next, to embellish my page, I decided to incorporate some Confetti Shape Sprinkles and add them on to some of the elements of the stripes to add some extra detail and texture. For example, in the strip with cupcakes, I added little circle-shaped confetti sprinkles as toppings.

To add some more fun, I added some cute Odd & Ends Pieces around the page, as well as some cardstock stickers from the same Hey Cupcake collection.

Last, but not least, for my title, I used the gorgeous Sunshine Alphabet Stickers in- Swimming Pool, Limeade, Bumblebee, Tangerine, Bubblegum, and Cupcake to spell out the word "birthday" and also Happy Birthday - Doodle Cuts for the word "Happy".

Now, let's take a look at the finished layout!

That is it for today. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and liked the ideas I shared. If you have any questions just leave a comment below or send me an email. I'll be happy to help you.

Have a great day!

Doodlebug Products Used: 
Hey Cupcake Collection
Sunshine Cardstock Stickers - Bubblegum
Sunshine Cardstock Stickers - Cupcake
Sunshine Cardstock Stickers - Tangerine
Sunshine Cardstock Stickers - Bumblebee
Sunshine Cardstock Stickers - Limeade
Sunshine Cardstock Stickers - Swimming Pool
Shape Sprinkles - Cupcake Confetti
Shape Sprinkles - Bubblegum Confetti
Shape Sprinkles - Tangerine Confetti
Shape Sprinkles - Bumblebee Confetti
Shape Sprinkles - Limeade Confetti
Shape Sprinkles - Swimming Pool Confetti
Doodle Cuts - Happy Birthday
Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints 6 x 6 Paper Pack

Other Products Used:
Vellum Paper
Manual Die-Cutting Machine
Foam Adhesive

Friday, September 25, 2020


Hi there! I'm back today with my next set of handmade cards. I decided to again challenge myself to create 10 cards using Card Maps sketches to create them. I gotta say, designing these cards was so quick and easy because all of the guesswork was done for me in the sketch! This time I used the adorable "Bundle of Joy" collection and had so much fun creating these! 

Here are the card sketches these are based on. You can find these on the PageMaps website - here is the link to the pdf: January 2019 CardMaps

So there are (2) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch square cards, the other eight cards are all A2 size - which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. They all have a white cardstock card base.  I used mainly the 6x6 paper pad for my pattern paper, with the exception of the green plaid. I also used the super fun journaling cards paper - it is called "Showered with Love. I also used some Doodlepops, Chit Chat, and Odds, and Ends Die-Cuts and lots of different embellishments to decorate the cards. Here are close-ups of each of the cards:

These were so much fun to put together and now I have a great stash of cards that I can pull out any time I need a baby girl card for a shower gift or a congratulations card. I like making batches of cards like I did with this collection to just keep on hand! I hope I have inspired you to create some cute baby girl themed cards with this super sweet collection as well! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting Friends! 

Bundle of Joy Collection
Doodle Cuts Dies - Borders and Edges
Doodle Cut Dies - Large Tags
DoodleTwine - Grasshopper, Bumblebee, Lily White
Cupcake Large Doily and Mini Doily 
Little Girl Boutique Buttons

Nuvo Drops - Simply White
Wink of Stell Glitter Pen

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