Wednesday, July 26, 2023


Well - Hello ...again! LOL! My name is Tya Smith and I am so thrilled to be working with Doodlebug once again! I am so excited to jump right in with my first project using the simply adorable "Hello Again" collection! I loved the first "Hello" collection so much and fell instantly in love with this latest collection. I was so excited to use some fresh, new patterns and colors and all that gold foil is so beautiful!

I thought it would be fun to create a layout to highlight a wonderful night out with some fantastic food and friends! Any time I am with these two ladies, I can't help but laugh and smile all night! Hi Cynthea and Tonya!

To create this layout, I started with a white cardstock background and add a few paint splatters in the top and bottom corners of the paper. I love using a little bit of mixed media to add interest to my layouts. I also base my layout on a sketch from the super-talented Allison Davis - love her work!

I started to create this layout by grabbing the 6x6 paper pad and chose 8 of my favorite papers. I cut them to 5 inches x 5 inches. I then cut these squares right in half with my trimmer. I added some hand stitching on the solid papers for some added texture and to make the papers stand out a little bit. I then added these papers to the center of the cardstock base. I typed up my journaling on white cardstock strips and glued them to this section of the layout.

Next up, is the fun part! Using all the embellishments! I added some floral clusters and tiny gold foil flowers from the Bits and Pieces. Then I added 2 butterflies to the flowers with some foam tape and folded up the wings for some interest. The butterflies are from the Odds& Ends.

I was so excited to see these awesome new gold foiled Sprinkles as part of this collection so I added them to the floral clusters. I had to add a cute rainbow from the Odds & Ends to the top edge of one of my photos. Then I finished decorating with some Hearts from the Puffy Icons. It's so fun to add all these different types and textures of embellishments to make my clusters really stand out! And let's be honest, nobody does embellishments better than Doodlebug!

I added the "You Make Me Smile" die cut from the Chit Chat ephemera to use as my title and because this girl can't get enough of gold - I added a strip of gold scallop washi tape under the title. I also added the " The best time ever" speech bubble to the right side of my photo.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope this layout inspires you to record some of your favorite memories of those people in your life that make YOU smile! Happy Crafting friends!

Hello Again Collection
Gold Foil Sprinkles

Pink Ink for splatters
Embroidery Thread

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