Saturday, September 30, 2023


Could the Sweet and Spooky collection be any cuter?! I absolutely LOVE documenting Halloween and all the cute costume photos! The Sweet and Spooky collection is perfect for not just Halloween projects but any projects!

I chose the Halloween Wreath 2 cut file as my starting point for this layout, cutting it out from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I then took the Sweet and Spooky 6' x 6' paper pad and backed some of the stars and the moon with a variety of papers in the pad. I took the 12' x 12' acetate sheet and used this sheet to back the remainder of the stars. Once the cut file was all backed I adhered it to another sheet of white cardstock using craft foam to add dimension, trimming the white cardstock down to measure 11' x 11. I then backed this onto the 'B' side of the Bitty Boos paper.

I added the photo of my witchy niece to the bottom, adding a super cute girly ghost from the Odds and Ends pack to the left of the photo to hide a blemish in the photo. I also tucked in some of the tags from the Bits and Pieces pack above the photo, adding some of the Bumblebee twine through the holes in the tags.

My title is the Halloween title from the Bits and Pieces pack, I placed this at the top, and I love the added touch of purple up here to balance out the purple from the bottom cloud. I kept the embellishing to a minimum, mainly choosing some of the acetate spider webs from the Odds and Ends pack, placing them tone on tone. Some of the other smaller embellishments I added were the Shape Sprinkles and a few small die-cuts also from the Odds and Ends pack.

I love how my layout turned out and I hope I have inspired you in some way. Be sure you get your Sweet and Spooky collection so create some super cute projects!

Thanks for stopping by today! See you next time! Happy creating!


Sweet & Spooky collection
Doodle  Twine - Bumblebee
Halloween Wreath 2 SVG


White Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo

Friday, September 29, 2023


Howl are you crafty ghoulfriends! Heehee! We're counting down to October 31st... Sweet & Spooky style! Thank you for popping in to see what we've been up to with this darling collection! For my latest project I had to create some fun TAGS! They are one of my fave projects to make, they remind me of little works of art to give away, to build in your gift giving stash or use on any projects you like!

From the 6x6" paper pad, I have created 7 tags! Each tag measures 2.5" x 4" with a wee corner snipped off on each top corner. Then I went about stitching on contrasting sections of patterned paper over the centre areas; this helps the ephemera to "pop" and standout more. Everything goes together, so no matter what products you choose; it all looks so cute!

In this collection, I'm loving the mixed alpha fonts! How cute is this Spooky word which I've used Abigail, My Type, Alphabet Soup and Skinny. I've mixed these alpha stickers to match the cuteness of the words on the ephemera and washi tape too!

Click each picture and zoom in to see the tiny details! Can you spot the mixed alpha word eeeeeek? Or the wrapped candy embellishments made from the Treat Yourself Doodle Cuts dies? Or how about the fussy cut lollipops and trims from the cute 6x6" paper pad! And how about that fun mini paper chain decoration for the win!

Let the good times roll with your next crafty project using this super cute Halloween collection; there is so much fun to be had with it. Remember to tag us in your Doodlebug Design projects - we love seeing what you've created! Have a great day my ghoul friends, we'll catch you hex time ;-) lol. Doodle boo!



Sweet & Spooky Collection
Doodle Twine
Textured cardstock
Doodle Cuts Treat Yourself
Alpha Stickers (Abigail, My Type, Alphabet Soup, Skinny)


machine stitching
foam dots

Wednesday, September 27, 2023


Okay... it's almost October and now we can start talking... crafting Halloween :) I am a huuuuge fan of the super cute Home Sweet Home mini album we got in our last DT package and of course I decided to create a haunted Mansion album with it using the new Sweet & Spooky collection.

To start, I used almost all of the patterns papers to cover every page of the album. To do that, I traced the house on each paper, using one of the pages as a stencil and then I cut out all of the shapes. I covered each page front and back. I then created the curtains to go into the windows by using the stencils included in the album. 

To embellish my cover, I used die-cuts from the Odds & Ends pack. I trimmed the white borders a bit to make them narrower. I used the "An eye for an eye" black sprinkles to add to the eyes of the small characters. I also used some jewels to make it "bling". ;)

To add some extra sparkle and craziness, I added a lot of trim, tulle and ribbon to the binder rings. I also wanted to create a small dangly-charm-tassel-thingy and I used the super adorable Little Charmers from the collection and some other materials from my stash. Love this new product... the charms are just adorable...

I think the album looks so cute from the outside but it also has a ton of cuteness inside.   On the inside I decorated each page a bit (or a lot) and I left enough space throughout the album to add photos and little notes. 

Take a look at the inside pages.

A page to write down what you did for Halloween or during the month of October.

A cute little Halloween scene...

A few tags I cut out from the Hello Sugar paper. I added fringes on some of them too...

Loooove the acetate sheet in this collection. It gives the ghost some added decoration and interest and when you lift it up...

... it reveals the little mummy ghost... :)

Some lists I cut out from the Candy Sticks paper and folded to fit the album. You can pull on the little tab...

... open the paper strip and write down your faves! 

The back of the album is very cute too... I added a few stickers and was done! I wish you all a fun October month and remember to take a ton of photos for your layouts and mini albums... :)


Sweet & Spooky collection

Sunshine alpha stickers in Gold
Home Sweet Home Mini Album
Little Charmers









I have another fun project with the beautiful Sweet & Spooky collection, today.   I created a very original and fun way to decorate pencils. It's about creating small compositions on the top of the pencil, tell me if it isn't the most beautiful thing?

I used the Happy Home Doodle Stamps and coordinating Doodle Cuts to create my houses.  I stamped them cut them from  cardstock and foam to give thickness. I added a  base on the  pencil and assembled the house to decorate.

To decorate I used different products such as Shaped Sprinkles, Puffy Icons and the acetate Odds & Ends. The result looks incredibly beautiful.

To give more view to my detail I placed a label at the bottom with some Doodle Twine and thread.

Isn't this a great idea?   It is a fun and very original way to give as a gift this Halloween season. I leave you the photograph along with the Halloween candy box from my last post. 

Continue creating!  See you next time.


Sweet & Spooky Collection
Happy Home Doodle Stamps & Doodle Cuts
Doodle Twine
Textured Cardstock


Craft Foam

Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Hello there! We are getting closer to celebrating another Halloween night, and making all those sweet and spooky memories. Now that my kids are older, I love revisiting memories of Halloween past, and what better way to document them than using the new Sweet & Spooky collection. Let's take a look.

Nothing says party more than rosettes! That was the starting point for this page. I just love how the rosettes set the festive feel of the page.

For my page, I pleated `12x 1.5"strips of different papers from the Sweet & Spooky collection. My choice was to create a partial rosette, and then attach it to matching pieces of the same paper as to create arches of paper.

I overlapped the rosette paper arches when I attached them to the background ( I combined white cardstock with a strip of How Sweet It Is paper), then attached the photo to the center of the arches. It was all about embellishing the page from then on!

I started with a cluster of stickers at the top right corner of the page, then pulled a few Bits and Pieces (those little houses are too cute to pass up!)and used them to elongate the design.

I pulled a few Chit Chat pieces and combined them with stickers to create the title for the page. I used a few extra puffy stickers and Sprinkles to add small pops of interest and dimension throughout the page.

I love how this page turned out! I hope this inspires you to pull your Halloween memories and document them with the new Sweet & Spooky collection.  XO


Sweet & Spooky Collection

Monday, September 25, 2023


Halloween time is coming up, you know what that means???  Yes, Treats!!!  Lots of treats!  For my project today, I came up with a fun way to package some of those goodies using the new Sweet & Spooky Collection and the coordinating Haunted Manor and Treat Yourself Doodle Cuts Sets.  These would be fun to give away, or use as party favors.  Take a peek...

For the front part of my boxes I used the Haunted Manor and Treat Yourself Doodle Cuts Sets.  I then added a little box to the back, perfectly sized to hold a small treat.

I love the Haunted Manor.  It's so fun and not so spooky when put together using the wisteria striped side of the Bitty Boos paper and some fun Polka Dot Petite Prints.

The Haunted Manor Doodle Cuts  come with dies for ghosts and pumpkins, but I decided to add a little shine and dimension by adding them from the Halloween Night and Pumpkin Pals shaped sprinkles.

My second treat box was put together using the Treat Yourself Doodle Cuts.  This Doodle Cuts set just asked to be made into a shaker!  I used the spider web side of the Sweet & Spooky cardstock along with some Floral/Graph and Candy Strip/Sprinkles Petite Prints to create my jar.

I added some acetate for the front, and attached it with some foam strips.  I filled my jar with some of the candies doodle cuts, some puffy stickers, sprinkles and Doodlebug sequins! I tied it all off with some doodle twine.

Now I have a treat for you!  I created files with the little boxes to fit these two Doodle Cut sets.  They are available in SVG, Silhouette and in a PDF.  The links are below!  

That's all for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Sweet & Spooky Collection
Haunted Manor Doodle Cuts
Treat Yourself Doodle Cuts
Doodle Twine
Floral Graph Petite Prints
Candy Stripe Sprinkles Petite Prints
Polka Dot Plaid Petite Prints
Doodlebug Sequins


Foam Strips
Sizzix Big Shot
Boxes SVG (contains both)

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