Wednesday, April 14, 2021


I don't know about you all, but I love the new Fairy Garden collection. It's perfect to document your Easter and spring photos but it really can be used for anything at all, as long as you want to create something bright and fun and happy... ;)  Here's my first layout created with this pretty collection,

When I first got the collection, the big die cut flowers immediately jumped to my eyes. I knew I wanted to assemble them, hand-stitch them and use them as big embellishments on my page. So I did! :)  I love the size of them, they are big but not too big and they have the perfect flower shapes and colors. 

I needed a cool background for my fun flowers, so I thought it would be fun to create a kind of woven pattern, like a basket, to put my flowers onto. I cut approximately 1/2 and 1/4 inch stripes from a lot of patterned papers and then ripped them in two to have smaller pieces. Then I wove them together and adhered them in two opposite corners. 

Then I wanted to make it more distressed and give it more texture and dimension, so first I went over some parts with gesso and watercolors and then I stitched over some of the stripes with straight and zig-zag stitches. I love how that turned out.  It was finally time to adhere my flowers to my page. I attached them using thick foam squares. After that, I used the leaves that were included in the same pack as the flowers, I shaded and distressed the edges and added them to the layout.

I matted my photo with some scraps of patterned paper and then also added it to the layout. For my title, I used a word die cut saying "Hello" and some Abigail alpha stickers to write the word "Spring".  To make the layout cuter, I went through all of the embellishments to choose the ones I wanted to add. I love that part and Doodlebug collections always have so many choices... :)  I added some glitter enamel dots, jewels, enamel shapes (Sprinkles), die cut pieces and a flower clip. To finish I sprinkled some gold ink. 

I hope you like the layout and are inspired to create beautiful projects with this super cute collection.  Thank you for stopping by, see you soon.

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Doodlebug Products Used:

- Fairy garden collection

Other Products Used:

- Sewing machine

- Sewing thread

- Lindy's magical powders

- Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine

- Gesso

- White cardstock sheet

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


The Fairy Garden Collection is full of magic and a lot of sweetness. I loved it, that is why today I made a beautiful diary, thinking how a little girl would just love one!

This journal is made with white bond sheets, and bound with my Cinch tool. I then decorated the pages with the Fairy Garden Collection.

I created a shaker on the front cover as the focus of my project and added some of the beautiful rainbow washi tape to add color and finish the page.

I added lots of Doodle Pops and Odds & Ends to the pages, giving life and color to the diary. 

Inside it has several inserts, which I decorated with flower-shaped clips and and Doodle Stamps from the Fairy Garden collection.

I added one last magical detail  with this charm filled with magic Fairy dust!   I say goodbye and I hope I gave you lots of fun inspiration!  

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Doodlebug Products Used
Fairy Garden Collection
Fairy Garden Doodle Stamps

Monday, April 12, 2021


As a mom of two girls, I have seen my share of fairies in my life! But Doodlebug's new Fairy Garden collection takes fairies to a whole new level of much so that my preteens gals were lured over to the crafty table at the site of this new collection. "Mom, if it was me, I would have those fairies peeking out from behind flowers."


Indeed (I knew there was a reason that I kept them around! ;))! So based on this awesome recommendation, I grabbed the little stamp masks I had created for these sets and got to work.


The Fairy Garden stamp set is perfect for this idea, filled with cute little fairies slightly angled off to one side...


...and fun, tall floral images that are perfect for them to hide behind, this stamps set is so much fun to experiment with!


But Bugs and Kisses works just as well! While the images are not as tall, they still coordinate perfectly together size-wise and the same effect can be created! I call this one "photo bomb"!


One of the best things about Doodlebug stamps are all the ways to can use them to create these little scenes. They really are as fun to dream up and create as they are to look at. In fact, I think another set of Peek-a-Boo cards featuring these sets is due for creation...perhaps with a mix of the two sets next time! I hope you will have as much creating as I did!  Thanks for stopping by!



Doodlebug Design Product:
Fairy Garden Collection
Fairy Garden Doodle Stamps
Bugs and Kisses Doodle Stamps
Other Products:
White cardstock
Alcohol markers

Friday, April 9, 2021


For the love of rainbows -and black and white photos-! I am sure many of you share my love for a number of colors in an arch.   Well, as soon as the new FAIRY GARDEN collection arrived, I was totally in love with the colors and all the rainbow patterns ( plus the fairies, bugs, and everything nice that dreams are made of!!).  So, I quickly formed the idea on my head and pulled scissors, glue, and embroidery floss to create a page all about my Goddaughters (aka my littlest cousins!)

I drew the rainbow in a 8.5"x11"piece of copy paper, cut each strip to use it as a pattern for the patterned papers from the collection.  Once all the papers were cut, I glued them to a piece copy paper, created my stitching guide ( a thumb tack did the trick), turned on Netflix, and hand stitched away!

In addition, I drew a few clouds in a scrap piece of white cardstock, and added a bit of hand stitching around the borders.

I chose the Bubble Blue gingham/linen Pettite Print for the background, and simply started gluing everything to the page with a bit of foam adhesive.    The new Sunshiny Day Doodle Pop is probably a new favorite that I am going to need to curate in my stash!

Once the rainbow was set cascading into the clouds, The perfect spot for my photos just appeared!  I used the Sprinkles Vellum to back my pictures and added a few embellishments around them.   For my title, I combined pieces  from the Odds & Ends and Chit Chat packs with My Type stickers.     A few enamel dots and a few mini icon stickers complete the page.

I cannot wait to see what you all create with the gorgeous FAIRY GARDEN collection.  It is just what nice dreams are made of! Now, I am off to order a few extra pieces for my stash!


Fairy Garden Collection
Sunshiny Day Doodle Pop
Petite Prints - Gingham/Linen - Bubble Blue
My Type Alphabet Stickers - Lilac

Embroidery Thread

Thursday, April 8, 2021


Hey friends! I am so excited to share my first layout using the new Fairy Garden collection! I wanted to create a fun diagonal design to document some photos from my daughter's birthday.

I trimmed down the Pink Posies 12x12 pattern paper and adhered to a piece of white textured cardstock from Doodlebug Design.

I pulled out all the Fairy Garden embellishments to fill in the line between the pattern paper and the white cardstock. I used icon stickers, mini icons and odds & ends. Some embellishments are popped up on foam adhesive to add dimension.

The Doodlebug Design Garden Flowers go perfect with this collection so I put together a few of them to add to the layout. I matted my photos using a pink paper from the Fairy Garden 6x6 paper pad and popped it up on foam tape.

For the title I found two chit chat pieces that were perfect for my photos and they are popped up with foam tape. I added a few speech bubbles that had rainbow colors to match the photos of Alyssa's Rainbow party!

This layout was so fun to put together and the design is so simple but I love all the little embellishments I was able to get onto this page! I would love to see you create a diagonal design like this using your Doodlebug Design stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! To see it all come together you can check out my process video HERE on my YouTube channel! Have a wonderful day!

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Doodlebug Products Used

Fairy Garden Collection

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Hey there! I'm so excited today to share my first project made with the brand new Fairy Garden Collection! This collection is so colorful and fun! I knew I had to make a home décor piece with a garden theme - a Fairy Garden Birdhouse. I bought a plain wooden birdhouse from Hobby Lobby and used lots of Doodlebug supplies to decorate it for Spring. This was such a fun project - I hope you'll try it! You can cover just about anything with paper...let your imagination go crazy! 

Here is the front of the birdhouse - covered in Fairy Garden Papers...

And here is the back of the birdhouse... Complete with a letter banner held up by the cutest tiny butterflies...


This is the top down view - I am obsessed with those Garden Flowers - I'll be making more of those for sure.


This is how it started out. I used Mod Podge to affix the papers to the birdhouse, for a nice, even, smooth finish. I did not put Mod Podge over the top of the paper, rather I just used it as the glue to hold it onto the birdhouse.


I used acrylic craft paint to paint the areas of the wood that would show - and not be covered with paper.


Here's a photo of the birdhouse before I decorated it with all the elements.


A few in-process photos! To make the roof shingles, I die cut one inch strips of gingham paper using the Borders and Edges Doodle Cuts. I used ten strips on each half of the roof. I layered them to look like a cozy cottage roof. This took a minute, but I love how it turned out. Once the roof was glued on, I gently used my fingers to lift up the scallops.



 All snails, birdies and butterflies are welcome! The fence is a die that I had in my crafty stash. I added the word sticker that says 'hello sunshine' and lots of little bugs and critters...OH and those adorable mushrooms!



 To make the crinkly shabby chic flowers I used the Garden Flowers pieces. I sprayed them with water and crinkled them in my hands and then set them aside to dry completely. I did this for the leaves too. Once they were all dry, I splattered white paint over them and then glued the layers together. Of course I finished off with some Glitter Sprinkles for flower centers. 




It's always a pleasure to be here sharing a project with you - and my love of all things Doodlebug. Until I see you next time - happy crafting! Do something creative every day! XO


Fairy Garden Odds and Ends
Fairy Garden 6x6 Paper Pad
Fairy Garden 12x12 Paper
Fairy Garden 12x12 Sticker Sheet
Floral Graph Rainbow 6x6 Paper Pad
Doodle Cuts Borders Dies
Garden Flowers
Birds and Bugs Sprinkles
Mushroom Meadow Sprinkles
Valentine Hearts Sprinkles
Bug Babies Doodle Pops
Bumble Bee Twine
Stitched Circles Dies
Scallop Circles Dies
Fence Die Cut
Glue or Mod Podge
Acrylic Craft Paint
Wooden Birdhouse

Tuesday, April 6, 2021


Hi All! Today I am sharing a cute album idea using the cut apart sheets mostly from the new Fairy Garden collection!

I have a few sheets of these long list cut apart images (including leftovers from the Hippity Hoppity collection). I decided to use images that were all the same size so I cut out all the 3 x 8 images. This way the album could be used for journaling or note taking. 

My favorite things from the new collection are the vellum papers and the fairy girl doodle pops so I cut extra pages out of the vellum and used the girls throughout the decorating. 

Also, to help embellish I used the ephemera and sprinkles packs and the flowers cute clips for tabs to turn the pages. To bind the pages, I punched three holes for binder rings and added some colored twine as bows. 

 Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Doodlebug Design Products Used: 
Fairy Garden Collection
Chunky Twine
Petite Prints

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