Friday, January 17, 2020

All Yeti For Winter!

I can't get enough of the fun Doodlebug Design Winter Wonderland collection! The colors are so pretty and the animals, yeti, and snowmen (and snowwomen!) in this collection are just adorable. This collection is great for documenting all kinds of winter activities like our snowy walk through the woods last year. 

I started the layout by using strips of the Doodlebug Design Polar Polka Dots Washi Tape to create a fun vertical background design.  I really wanted Harry the Yeti DoodlePop to stand out on this layout so I featured him on the title.  I added Harry to the 'All Yeti For Winter' This & That Sticker piece and then gave him some Icons Sticker mittens and a birdy on his head. I then layered a couple Icons Sticker 'friends' behind him. I love how this title turned out!

I wanted to loosely base my design on making it look like snowflakes were 'falling' down on my photos and cabin design at the bottom of the page. The Snowflakes Odds & Ends pieces were perfect for helping me achieve this look! I then used the Doodlebug Design Polar Pals Snowflake cut file to cut out a few smaller snowflake shapes to layer over them. I embellished the flakes with Doodlebug Design Jewels in Swimming Pool.

I love piecing together little scenes using the Odds & Ends pieces! Here I layered the Icons Sticker snowman, skis, and bunny over the cabin Odds & Ends piece. I also added a couple of the adorable Snow Family Sprinkles to this fun winter scene! 
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have I inspired you to grab some of the super fun Winter Wonderland collection (and Harry) for your next layout! Are you 'yeti' for Winter?! 

Doodlebug Design Supplies
Winter Wonderland Collection
Polar Polka Dots Washi Tape
Polar Pals Snowflake Cut File




Thursday, January 2, 2020

Fun with new Bella Blvd Cut-Outs!

If you don't have an electronic die cut machine, you can still join in the paper piecing fun with the brand new Bella Blvd Cut-Outs! The Cut-Outs are large shapes and phrases precut out of white cardstock and are ready to be decorated by you with your favorite patterned papers. On today's layout, I combined the 'Santa's Little Helper' Cut-Outs phrase with the adorable Santa Squad collection!
I used the snowflake print Blizzard patterned paper to back the entire phrase to really make it pop against my multicolor background. I then embellished parts of the layout with Ephemera Icons die cuts, Chipboard Shapes, and Snow Fun epoxy snowflake shapes. 
I used this loopy section at the top to 'hang' a couple of the darling Gingerbread Acrylic Shapes on. Aren't they just the cutest?! I embellished this section with some Puffy Stars and Enamel Heart Shapes.
Here I cut the presents (which I can use on a different layout!) off of the phrase so I could add a second photograph. I embellished this picture with more super cute Ephemera Icons shapes and a snowflake epoxy piece. 
And of course we couldn't leave Santa out! Here I embellished the Chipboard Santa piece with Ephemera Icons gift shapes, Puffy Stars, and Snowflake Epoxy Shapes. Looks like Santa is ready to deliver his presents now! 
Thanks for stopping in today! Do you have some of your own Santa's Little Helpers to document? I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the new Bella Blvd Cut-Outs and the Santa Squad collection!


Snow Fun with Doodlebug Design!

Who else is in love with the brand new Winter Wonderland collection?! I am swooning over the color palette and the adorable critter images! And it is perfect for documenting all kinds of cold weather activities like our winter walk in the woods last year!

I started out by using the pink Winter Wonderland patterned paper as my background and adhered a 4 inch strip of the aqua floral Nightfall patterned paper across the middle of it. I then used my electronic die cut machine and the Doodlebug Design Snowflake cut file to cut a large snowflake out of white cardstock. I cut this snowflake in half horizontally and attached the top half above the floral strip of paper and then the bottom half below the floral paper strip. 

There are SO MANY adorable graphics in this collection, I had a hard time deciding which Odds & Ends die cuts to use! I finally decided to go with the fun purple mountains layered underneath the 'Snow Fun' sentiment and the super cute artic fox. The Odds & Ends Snowflakes pack was great for adding a flurry of acetate and paper snowflakes around the page. 

And isn't this yeti Odds & End die cut just the cutest?!? I added a little snowflake die cut in his hand and gave him a little pink sticker heart. I embellished the tree die cut with Heart Shape Sprinkles. I then added the fun banner die cut underneath the yeti and embellished it with more Heart Shape Sprinkles. 

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to take some fun snow pictures and document them with the adorable Winter Wonderland collection!

Doodlebug Design Products Used
Winter Wonderland Collection


So Sweet Layout with Bella Blvd!

I can't get enough of the Squeeze the Day collection! The rainbow of colors and fruity graphics are perfect for documenting so many different subjects! The fruit icons are super cute for this page about my sweet Cairn Terrier Pixie! 
Of course I had to top the layout with my favorite patterned paper from the collection, which is the striped side of the Bananas For You paper. I also love the addition of black in this collection. And the Ephemera Icons, Doohickey Stickers, Enamel Stickers, and Epoxy Stickers are so fun!
I layered some more of my favorite patterned papers from the collection to anchor my photo on. I then embellished this section with more Ephemera Icon shapes, Doohickey Stickers, and Enamel Shapes. I added a little embroidery floss to the pineapple die cut piece for a little fun added texture.
For a super fun title design, I used the Bella Blvd Watermelon Cut File, Bella Besties Patterned Paper, and the So Sweet Acrylic Words piece. I added a little coordinating pink embroidery floss to the watermelon to make it stand out a little more. Isn't it just SO SWEET (pun intended!)?
Thanks for stopping in today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the fun and fruity Squeeze the Day collection and document a sweet photo of your own!




Saturday, December 21, 2019

Merry Woofmas with Bella Blvd!

I love everything about the Bella Blvd Santa Squad collection, especially the little dog graphics! They are perfect for documenting a couple Christmas photos of my Cairn Terrier, Pixie! And I am thrilled that Bella Blvd offers cut files now because I had so much fun working with them on this layout! 

At first I was going to create a layout using the entire Bella Blvd Bird Wreath Christmas cut file, but then I decided the bottom part of it would make a fun accent to the top of my layout. I then embellished this piece  with Bella Pops pieces, Ephemera Icons, and Epoxy Hearts. I love the fun unexpected detail it adds to the page.

I used the Bella Blvd Triangle Trees Cut File to create a large tree on my page. I decorated my paper tree with Santa Squad Ephemera Icons, Doohickey Stickers, Gingerbread Acrylic Shapes, and some Snow Fun Epoxy Snowflake Shapes. I usually want to just hoard the Bella Pops because they are THAT cute, but it made me feel so good to actually use one here! I love the Dachshund Through the Snow doggie Bella Pop under the Christmas tree! 

I used the fun Bella Blvd Merry Word Cut File and a Bella Besties patterned paper for part of the title. I then embellished this section with more adorable Ephemera Icons pieces, Chipboard Shapes, and Epoxy Heart Shapes. Did you notice the little Epoxy Candy Cane Shape I added to the dachshund's mouth?

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the adorable Santa Squad collection and document some Christmas pictures of your squad...fur or no fur! 

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Santa Squad Collection: All Wrapped Up Patterned Paper, Tree Trimming Patterned Paper, Santa Delivers Patterned Paper, Borders Patterned Paper, Ephemera Icons, Doohickey Stickers, Squad Epoxy Shapes, Hearts Christmas Mix, Snow Fun Epoxy Shapes, Gingerbread Acrylic Shapes, Dachshund Through the Snow Bella Pop
Bella Besties Graph & Dot Patterned Paper: Guacamole, Ice

Friday, December 13, 2019

Merry Disney Christmas with Doodlebug Design!

I couldn't wait to play with the Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic Present Cut File when I first saw it. And of course I paired it with the Christmas Magic collection, which was perfect for documenting a couple photos from our Christmastime trip to Disney World. I had so much fun creating this colorful page! 
I started by using one of my favorite papers from this collection, Plaidsome Tidings, for my background. I used the adorable Boughs of Holly Washi Tape to make a festive border around my white background. I then used the cute Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic Present Cut File and Doodlebug cardstock to cut out presents in coordinating colors. I embellished the presents with Odds & Ends pieces, This & That Stickers, Chit Chat pieces, and epoxy stickers. 

I embellished these other presents with Mini Icons Stickers, epoxy stickers, and Odds & Ends die cut shapes. I then used a die cut from the Chit Chat pack for a quick page title and embellished it with Teensy Type alphabet stickers and an epoxy candy cane sticker. 
I love how well the Doodlebug Design cardstock works with my electronic die cut machine. It cuts so smoothly and doesn't tear or rip like some other cardstocks do! And I just love the rainbow of Christmas presents on this page! I can't decide which one is my favorite, can you?! 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the Christmas Magic collection and (if you have a die cut machine) the Christmas Present Cut File and create your own rainbow of presents! 

Doodlebug Design Product Used
Christmas Magic Collection
Cardstock: Raspberry, Ruby, Bumblebee, Limeade, Sea Glass, Bon Bon
Alphabet Sticker: Teensy Type in Swimming Pool
Doodle Twine in Swimming Pool

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Here Comes Santa Claus with Doodlebug Design!

The Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic collection is just simply adorable and perfect for documenting Christmas memories. I love the mix of yellow, pink, and aqua combined with the traditional red and green colors. And I couldn't wait to create a page with the adorable die cut Santas from the Odds & Ends die cut pack! 

I started with a piece of Lemon Floral-Graph Petite Prints patterned paper at the top of the page. I wanted to loosely create a 'scene' where the Santa in the chimney die cut was at the top of the page like he is up on the roof. I embellished around him with adorable elves Mini Icons Stickers. The Tiny Heart Shape Sprinkles add a sweet little accent. I then used the Abigail Alphabet Stickers in Bon Bon to start my title with 'Here Comes...'.

And of course I had to include one of my favorite die cuts in the Odds & Ends pack ~ the banner! I embellished it with the Holly & Pine and Peppermint Twist Enamel Shape Stickers for a little fun added dimension. I then embellished around the photos with more Odds & Ends pieces and Tiny Heart Shape Sprinkles stickers.

For my 'inside the house' scene below I then used the Christmas tree cut file from the Doodlebug Design Santa in Car Cut File and my die cut machine to cut out the tree. I embellished it with Odds & Ends shapes, Enamel Stickers Shapes, Mini Icons Stickers, and Teensy Type Alphabet Stickers. Isn't that winking Santa Claus die cut just the cutest?! 
Thanks for stopping in today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the Christmas Magic collection and document some of your favorite Christmas memories!

Doodlebug Design Products Used:
Christmas Magic Collection
Abigail Alphabet Stickers in Bon Bon
Teensy Type Alphabet Stickers in Ladybug
Santa in Car Cut File