Thursday, February 29, 2024


Hey guys! Today, I have a fun project to share with you that I created with the super cute Made With Love Collection. It's a mini recipe album on a clipboard that's filled with pretty flowers, hearts, polka dots, plaids, and the cutest little kitchen supplies!

I found this ring binder clipboard in my stash. It's by Maggie Holmes and it's called a Crate Paper Open Album. The clipboard was a woodgrain pattern so I covered it with the pretty 12x12 plaid paper called Cupcake Cuties.

Then, I created a cover page for my recipes with white card stock. I added the 6x6 paper titled Heartwarmer to the lower half and the scalloped border sticker from the This and That sheet. 

For the center embellishments, I used the scallop circle sticker from the This and That and layered a 2.25" circle punched from the 6x6 Bake Me Happy polka dot paper. Then, I finished it with a few flower and heart die cuts from the Odds & Ends. 

Inside the cover page, I added more of the 6x6 Bake Me Happy paper, then ... the cute recipe cards! I punched holes in the top of each one and added them to the rings.

I love the recipe cards in this collection. The set includes 36 double-sided cards. There are six of each design that have a pretty pattern along the bottom and a cute image in the corner.

At the bottom of the clipboard, I layered more die cut pieces from the Odds & Ends and added the "perfect recipe" piece from the Chit Chat. And that's it! Easy-peasy!

I hope this cute project inspires you to make your own recipe album with the wonderful Made With Love Collection. The paper and embellishments are so fun, colorful, and filled with the cutest little smiling faces!

Made With Love Collection
 Maggie Holmes Crate Paper Open Album

Wednesday, February 28, 2024


It is not secret that I LOVE using cut files on my scrapbook layouts. They help me build a page when I need that little bit of creative mojo. One of my favorite types of cut files are center focused. This means the file is meant to go in the center of your layout and makes a bold statement! The Layered Hearts cut file was perfect paired with the Made With Love collection.

The 6x6 paper pads are my always one of my favorite products. I love the smaller prints and they are perfect to back cut files. I used a couple pieces of the 6x6 Made With Love paper pad and a couple of the 12x12 pattern papers for the two larger hearts in the cut file.

I adhered the cut file directly to a piece of white cardstock that I matted onto some pattern paper from the Made With Love collection. I added some foam adhesive behind three of the hearts in the cut file to give the file some dimension.

My photos are printed in black and white and matted on some pretty patterned paper from the Made With Love 6x6 paper pad. I tucked the photos into the hearts and added some pretty floral Bits & Pieces. 

The center heart was the perfect spot to add one of the Made With Love chit chat pieces for my title. I created a few embellishments around the around the layout using Made With Love Odds & Ends and stickers. and finished off the layout with some sprinkles around the layout.

This collection has the prettiest colors and I love that I was able to use this baking themed collection to document our niece's bridal shower! I hope this inspires you to create with a cut file and to think outside the box when using a themed collection.



Made with Love Collection

Tuesday, February 27, 2024


Sometimes there are collections that just speak to who we are as crafters and creators. Doodlebug's Made with Love collection is one of those collections for me. I spend equal time in my kitchen and crafty area - in fact, my crafty area shares a space with my kitchen. So every time I make a project with this collection, it really just feels like it is mine!


For today's project, I wanted to create some cards for some of the people closest to me that have birthdays coming up - people who I know will appreciate the adorable icons in this collection as much as I do. I started each card with layered paper from the 12x12 collection on regular A2 sized card bases that I cut from plain white cardstock.


And then they fun started - I laid out all of the Odds and Ends die cuts and selected the ones I wanted for each of my recipients, matching them to puns and sentiments from the Chit Chat packs. This part is always the most fun for me...while the cards have a similar shape and feel, the icon selection really sets each one apart for the recipient and can actually take me a long time to sort out. I always try different combinations and swap out shapes and sizes until things seem just right.


Then I embellished with a some Mini Jewels for that extra sparkle and added a bit of hand-drawn stitching.


This playful collection is wonderful for so many reasons - for me, it's a way to share a bit of myself with those that I love. It's no wonder creating with this collection always makes me smile! Thanks for stopping by!



Made with Love Collection
Made with Love Doodle Stamps
Mini paper clips
Mini Jewels


White cardstock
Alcohol markers

Monday, February 26, 2024


Happy Monday friends! I'm here today sharing a new layout featuring the Made With Love collection. In our family, we love to cook and bake. It's a way for us to spend quality time together, making delicious food from our hearts. We love to gather around the table and talk about anything and everything. Being back in our home state has allowed us to reconnect with our families more than just one time a year. We've really been enjoying it! Here's my page that documents a recent photo of one of our trips to my Moms house. This collection was absolutely perfect for this photo!

This collection is soft and pretty, so I thought I would pull out my large doily punch and punch some pretty edges into a few of the 12x12 patterned papers. I layered them together and popped them up on foam tape and set them aside to work on my background.

I went through the Made With Love coordinating cardstock pack and chose the Cupcake paper as my base. I thought it would make a pretty background! Before I adhered all of my punched papers down, I sprayed some white paint across my background for some extra interest and because I love the look of white paint on colored cardstock! Next, I matted my photo using the 6x6 Paper Pad and stuck it down towards the center of my page.

For my title, I chose a phrase from the Chit Chat pack and adhered it down where it would create a diagonal design across my layout. The Icing On The Cake Doodle-Pop was the perfect embellishment next to my title. I made the pink one look like it wrote the 'sugar' part of my title. How cute is that?!

Next, I took the other frosting bag and layered it on a cute cookie of the same color. I embellished using the Odds & Ends pack as well as the Mini Icons Stickers. Those little sprinkle bottles are so cute!!!!

I wanted to include a few smaller elements in my embellishment clusters, so I used the Bake Me Happy and With All My Heart Shape Sprinkles.

Here's one last look at this sweet page:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope that I've inspired you in some way. I'll see you in my next post friends!

Made With Love Collection
Made With Love Coordinating Cardstock

White Acrylic Paint
Sewing Thread

Saturday, February 24, 2024


Do you have a cute baker or chef in your family? I am very lucky to have one in my family and the Made with Love collection is perfect to document these adorable photos of my little baker!

I chose quite a few patterned papers for this layout - using 4 in total including Sugar Sprinkles, Flour and Sugar, Bake Me Happy and Dab of Butter. I decided on the Bake Me Happy paper for my background and trimmed down the Sugar Sprinkles paper to approximately 11' x 11' and adhered it to the Bake Me Happy paper. I then freehand drew a border around the edge using a black journal pen. I then trimmed down the Dab of Butter paper to measure 8' x 12' and adhered this piece to the centre of the layout. From the Flour and Sugar paper, I trimmed off the red gingham/plaid strip piece and the cocoa, flour and sugar jar piece. I adhered the red piece at the top of the Dab of Butter paper and the cute jar piece at the bottom.

I love the border stickers that are included on all the This and That sticker sheets! I added the small yellow scalloped one and the red plaid/gingham one at the bottom and the blue wavy one at the top. The Bake Me Happy enamel stickers are SOOO cute! I added lots of these at the top of the page! I just love their adorable faces!

In the centre of the page, I adhered my 2 cutie photos using craft foam to pop them up off the page a little. I did leave the sides of the photos free of adhesive so that I could add some embellishments, I often do this when I create my layouts, I then go back when I am happy with my page and extra adhesive to secure everything. You can see in the close up photo the shadows this creates on my page, I just love the added dimension. On the right of the photos, I added the round die-cut that says 'Baked With Love' from the Chit Chat pack. I added some of the enamel hearts from the With All My Heart pack. I also added one of the tab sticker here from the This and That sticker sheet.

Above the large photo, I tucked in the adorable rolling pin and above the smaller photo, the utensils both from the Odds and Ends pack. I also took the 'a-dough-rable' speech bubble from the Chit Chat pack and adhered that above the rolling pin. I also added the All You Knead Is Love speech bubble in the top left corner of the small photo. As my son has his apron on, I just had to add the apron cardstock sticker from the Icon sticker sheet. Lastly I stamped the date stamp using black ink and my layout was complete.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Doodlebug blog today! I hope you were inspired by my layout today! Happy creating!


Made With Love collection


Date stamp
Black ink
Black journal pen

Friday, February 23, 2024


Hi crafty crew! We're flying through February but luckily for us, crafting is all year long! The cute project I've made today is with a classic Doodlebug Design staple; doilies! And what better collection to use them with than Made With Love! Not only are doilies super adorable to showcase your edible projects, they are just as versatile for crafting with! Let's get into them!

There is a beautiful rainbow of colors in the doily collection to choose from! For mine, I've picked Limeade, Bumblebee, Cupcake, Lily White, Mint, Coral and Ladybug. Then I layered several doilies together to strengthen the foundation. Then cut a circle from the matching papers in the Made with Love collection to be adhered as the doily centre piece. Stitch or glue together. Here I've machine stitched them. I just love the dimension and extra texture stitching brings!

Once you've adhered the doily layers and centre piece you can now decorate them! If you know me, you'll already know this is my fave part! Out come the Icon and mini Icon stickers. Decorate with a theme in mind or just grab any Doodlebug collection and go wild. Use foam dots for 3D appeal!

Look at all these delightful faces and the colors go so well together! From the little glass measuring jugs to the kraft grocery bag to the sugar and the tiny recipe card! Hard to decide which is cutest; they all are!

I've made a whole bunch of these to add to my handmade gifts and projects throughout the year. Think pretty packages, scrapbooking pages, cards, album covers, happy mail, bookmarks and gift bags. How sweet would they be on baked goodies to gift...endless!

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you've had a crafty hit for today! Don't forget to tag us in on your socials - we're looking forward to seeing your next Doodlebug Design project! Until next time; doodle doo!


Made With Love collection
Doodlebug Paper Doilies


machine stitching
foam dots

Thursday, February 22, 2024


Are you the kind of person that loves inviting friends over and preparing food and spending amazing moments together? I definitely am and this week I'm sharing a layout using one of the photos I took on such a night. The Made with Love collection was perfect to document this cute photo...

For this layout, I first chose the five patterned papers I wanted to use for my strips. I kind of created this rainbow look, going from yellow to red... (yeah... like I said... kind of... no really though :) To have this messy look, I ripped the paper, instead of cutting it. I love it when you can see the white ripped borders. So when I was done adhering the strips, I went back and folded over the edges to create texture and dimension.

I matted my photo on four different pieces of patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad and adhered it to the layout using foam tape. For the decoration, I wanted icons that went with the cupcake theme, since I wanted to use the word "cupcakes" in my title. I chose ingredients and utensils that were cupcake-making related, from the Odds & Ends. To make the white borders a bit smaller, I trimmed them off a bit and then distressed the edges.

I started placing the embellishments on the layout and when I was happy with the result, I adhered them using small foam dots. Then I went and chose some Doodle Pops, jewels and enamel shapes to add. I loooove the the teeny tiny jimmies and Hershey's kisses and the cracked egg... so cuuute! :)  As you can see on the photos, the layout has a lot of dimension, which I really love!

For my title, I wanted to use "cupcakes" as main word so I wrote the word on a patterned paper and cut it out, adhered it to white paper and cut it out again. I love that outlined look. For the rest of the title, I chose letters from the Abigail, Sunshine and Alphabet Soup alphas. Love having a big range of different fonts and colors to choose from for my titles. See you soon scrappy peeps...!


Made With Love collection
Abigail Alpha
Sunshine Alpha
Alphabet Soup Alpha

Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Altering pieces that resemble the beautiful Doodlebug collections is something I really enjoy doing. Today I decorated this coat rack with the Made with Love collection, which is all about cooking.

I made a shaker from the heart shape on my rack using the new shakers balls and acetate,  look how beautiful they look inside it!

To decorate I used odds and shape sprinkles I popped up some items for more dimension.

I say goodbye as always, hoping that my work fills you with a lot of inspiration. See you soon.



Made with Love Collection


Wire Coat Rack

Tuesday, February 20, 2024


February is not over, so we keep celebrating love and all the lovable things in our lives. For me, it is probably my sweet baby boy, aka our 13yr old Boston Terrier. So, what better way than to use the fun Lots of Love collection for it.

I started with cutting two hearts from the patterned papers ( I drew a heart on copy paper, and used it as a template for the patterned paper hearts). I wanted contrasting, but simple designs so that they will stand out on the page.

I set them on an offset at the center of my base and then frame the entire page with a contrasting paper. I added a bit of foam adhesive behind the corners of the hearts to add dimension to the page. I added my photo next at the junction of the two hearts.

I am using all the flowers that I could find to embellish my layouts. The flower swag was just perfect for adding details to the edges of the hearts. I then added larger clusters of Bits and Pieces to the top of the hearts.

I added small phrase stickers to each of the clusters, and a few sprinkles to just complete the cluster. I then added a few extra embellishments to my photo. The cute stamp washi tape is amazing!!

To finish the page, I used Chit Chat pieces to create my title. I added a few extra stickers to make the title pop a little bit more, and completely balance my page.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for your next project with the beautiful LOTS OF LOVE collection. Cannot wait to see what you create! XO



Lots of Love Collection
Lots of Love Coordinating Cardstock

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