Friday, September 5, 2014

Doodlebug Illuminated Haunted House



TGI FRIDAY!! I'm up today on the Doodlbug blog sharing my illuminated haunted house created with the new Ghouls and Goodies


Lights off......


LIGHTS ON!! How great would it be to have this little cutie as part of your Halloween display?!?! I used the 3-D Haunted Mansion from the Silhouette Studio store. (The original cut doesn't have holes to thread lights inside but I will offer some directions down at the bottom of my post.) Once I had it put together I used all of the fun and eerily cute embellishments to decorate it! 






Directions for adding lights: Once I had the main cut up in the Silhouette Studio drawing area, I added a circle to the back of the main house area and three more going from the house into the tower. The red circles in the pictures below are the circles you will have add.




Before I had the two areas adhered together I thread the lights to the inside of the house/tower and taped them down to the back walls. Then I adhered the house together and decorated it.


I had so much fun creating this and hope you give it a try too!


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Inspired by Challenge Doodlebug


 Happy Monday to all! Today I am up on the Doodlebug blog and we are sharing our scraplifted projects this week. I chose one of my scrapbook buddies who I find inspiration from on a daily basis and her name......Monique Liedtke


The layout that I chose of hers to scraplift is one from last year's Home For The Holidays collection called Snow Fun. Her title work is what really caught my eye! I loved everything from the big title with a smaller title inside to the twirly twine stapled on! Pure perfection! Here is her layout: 


And here is my layout called Pirate Buddies. I followed her title work pretty closely but I did add another section of arrows to the right side of my title and left off the banner part of the title. 


Here is a close up shot of how I recreated Monique's title.....




If you are looking for some more inspiration from past and present Doodlebug DT work, just check out the Doodlebug Pinterest page! You'll spend hours delving into all of the wonderful projects created from the Doodlebug girls!!

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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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