Thursday, August 7, 2014

Doodlebug Color Challenge : Blue Jean!

Happy Thursday to all!! I am up on the Doodlebug blog today with a layout I created for the Color Challenge!  I chose one of Doodlebug's great colors.....Blue Jean! I am a huge fan of each of the Doodlebug colors but blue is my favorite color so I was happy to create this layout with Blue Jean!

Since my daughter's dress has stripes of Limeade and Swimming Pool I thought I would throw in some touches of those colors to compliment my photo.

Here are some close up shots of all the different Blue Jean (along with Limeade and Swimming Pool) embellishments that I added to my layout. I have to say that the sequins are my favorite embellishment to use on my projects!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you found some type of inspiration from my Sweet & Sassy layout using Blue Jean!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Doodlebug Hello cards

Hello Doodlebug friends! I'm here with you today to share two cards that I created using the new Doodlebug chevron sugar coated cardstock.....both with a "Hello" sentiment which is perfect to give for any occasion!

This first card was created by cutting out the word hello several times with my Silhouette. Then I backed each "hello" with a different color of chevron cardstock. I then added a few flower stickers, hello banner sticker, arrow Sprinkles, and some mini jewels. So easy and will brighten anyone's day!

My next card was just as equally easy to create. I used a piece of chevron cardstock for my background, added polka dot and striped pieces of pattern paper, Doodlebug twine, and stickers. Then to highlight the chevron cardstock, I punched out two different size of circles and aligned them onto the bottom piece of cardstock using pop dots. This turned out to be a fun and happy card.

Thanks for stopping by today for some inspiration using the gorgeous and fun Doodlebug chevron sugar coated cardstock! 

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Doodlebug Hello Birthday Girl layout

Hello Doodlebug friends! I'm up on the Doodlebug blog today to show you how to use some of those adorable little treat bags on your layouts! They look great using them as is, but I got creative and cut out some little peek a boo windows. 

I have a quick little tutorial to show you how to re-create peek a boo windows for you own layouts or cards!

Slide a die cut inside the treat bag with the cutting surface face up. Hold it in place and up to the light to make sure you have the die cut centered. Sandwich this carefully in your plates and run through your die cut machine.

Since I used nested dies, I easily created the frame using the same die cut and the next size up. Then I jazzed up the treat bags with some Doodlebug twine, stickers, and Sprinkles.

I created some pull out tags which I adhered my pictures to the front....

and added some journaling on the back. Perfect space to say all you need to say!

Here are a couple of close ups to show some of the other fun embellishments I used on my layout which came from the Sugar Shoppe collection.

I hope I've inspired you to get those adorable treat bags out and use them on your layouts! Think outside the box and see what kind of fun creation you can come up with!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Doodlebug Vellum.....Hello Sunshine!

Happy Monday to all! I'm here with you today to show you my take on how to use that oh so delicious vellum from Doodlebug! I have this layout of my sweet girl in the pool with rays of colored sunshine. Let me get started explaining how this layout came together!

I used a sun ray cut from the Silhouette Studio and saved the middle cuts to use as a guide so I would know where to cut out overlapping pieces of the vellum.

Once I had all of my pieces cut out I started adhering the vellum pieces to the back of my die cut. The entire sun ray cut was measured to be 11 1/2". Then I adhered that piece to a sheet of 12 x 12 white cardstock so the vellum colors would shine through.

Once I had the main part of the layout completed I started decorating those beautiful rays of sunshine and around my photos! There are all types of matching embellishments from Doodlebug that were so much fun to use!

I also brought in pieces from other collections that were a perfect match! If you'll look closely you'll see pieces from Fruit Stand, Sugar Shoppe, and Springtime.

In this close up you'll see some of the staples of Doodlebug such as the buttons, Sprinkles, and the new washi tape that I used as additional sun rays!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Doodlebug Sequin Card Trio

Happy Wednesday to all! Today I'm up on the Doodlebug blog with a tutorial with my take on how to use those yummy Doodlebug sequins to add lots of flair to any of your projects! I create this trio of cards where the sequins are in the spotlight!

I'll get started sharing with you on how I created these fun cards! First thing is to chose a pattern paper for the front of your card. I used 6 x 6 paper pads since the patterns are smaller and better suited for card making. I used my Silhouette to cut out the die cut and then cut the pattern paper down to fit the base of my card.

Next step is to trace the shape onto my card base.

Then, start filling the shape in by adhering the sequins. Be sure to alternate between all of the different sequins. To adhere them down, I used my Zig glue pen. After all of the sequins had dried, I used pop dots on the back of the (already decorated) pattern paper and adhered it to the front of card base.

Here is a close up of my butterfly card where I added a Happy Birthday day tag from the Sugar Shoppe collection. Pattern paper is from the Fruit Stand collection and the border strip is from the Fancy Frills (bubblegum) sticker sheet. Sequin color is Bubblegum.

This card would be perfect for the birthday boy. The pattern paper, border strip, and tag are all from the Hip Hip Hooray collection. Sequin color is Limeade.

This card is a "hello sunshine" card using pattern paper and border strip from the Take Note collection, and sentiment sticker from the Fruit Stand collection. Sequin color is Bumblebee.

Hope you'll give these wonderful sequins a go on your next scrappy project!

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