Friday, September 6, 2019

Explore Layout with Doodlebug Design

The Doodlebug Design I Heart Travel collection is really great for documenting any kind of trip. And so it was perfect to use to scrapbook some photos from my latest trip to Disney World! I had a blast creating with all of the fun icons like airplanes, suitcases, suns, and smiling geotags! 

I am usually addicted to white backgrounds, but I wanted to go with colorful cardstock on the background for this layout. I first created my main design on the Doodlebug Design Sea Glass Textured Cardstock. I thought it needed a little more color, so I trimmed off the edges and adhered the page to a piece of  Sunshine Textured Cardstock. I am really loving all of the color!

Since I love the Doodlepops so much, I usually end up hoarding them. But not today! I wanted the Jet Set (airplane) Doodlepop to take center stage so I have it 'flying' over Florida that I cut out using the red Love This Patterned Paper. I used embroidery floss to stitch a jet stream behind the plane to really draw attention to it. I embellished my top photo with Odds & Ends pieces, Mini Icons Stickers, and the Doodlepop clouds. 

I used the Odds & Ends geotag piece to layer over the 'O' in the Explore Chit Chat piece to add interest to my title. And then I placed the geotag right where I was in Florida, which was Disney World of course! The Limeade Teensy Type alphabet stickers have a whimsical look and are perfect for spelling out Disney World. And I can't get over how adorable those little pretzel Mini Icons Stickers are, can you?! 

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the I Heart Travel collection and document your last trip! Have a great day everyone!

Doodlebug Design Supplies Used:
Sea Glass Textured Cardstock
Sunshine Textured Cardstock
I Heart Travel Collection: Scenic Spot Patterned Paper, Happy Trails Patterned Paper, Plaid to be Here Patterned Paper, Love This Patterned Paper, Jet Set Doodlepop, Mini Icons Stickers, Travel Assortment Sprinkles, Chit Chat pack, This & That Sticker Sheet
Teensy Type Alphabet Stickers in Limeade

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Turning Scraps into Something Fab!

Hi friends, it's Tegan and I am excited to share my Scrap Bust Challenge project with you! I figured a mini album would be perfect for documenting our strawberry picking pictures and allow me to use up my bigger paper scraps. I had so much fun finding creative ways to work with the leftover stickers and tiny paper scraps too!  On the cover, I used the small scraps and a border punch to create little scalloped pieces that I adhered and then stitched with embroidery floss.
I first collected paper and embellishment scraps from the Mom Life, Island Escape, Wish Big Girl, and Bug Adventure collections. My goal was to use up the Island Escape Sticker and Chipboard Sticker sheets as well as the orange Puffy Heart stickers. Mixing and matching these collections was so easy because all of the Bella Blvd collections blend so well!
I started by using the scalloped circle shape from the Bella Blvd Birthday Sayings cutfile to cut out my pages from all of my bigger scrap pieces. I then adhered them together to form the album pages. I then cut out circle shapes from more patterned paper scraps and adhered those to the middle of my scalloped circle pages. On my first page, since the square woodgrain sticker had a beach phrase on it, I layered it underneath the chipboard flowers. I then adhered my typed journaling onto some smaller scraps of patterned paper. I love the color the paper adds to the journaling!
Don't be like me at first and be afraid to cut up your extra stickers! Originally, the sticker here said There's Nothing Like a Sunset. I simply cut off the a Sunset part and created my own phrase using McIntosh color Bella Blvd Florence stickers! 
Left on the Chipboard sheet was the word SEA. Obviously, I wasn't documenting water pictures so I used the S, E, A and Bella Blvd Wonky Alpha Puffy alphabet stickers to create a fun and AWESOME (wink, wink!) word design on one of my pages! 
I loved this challenge because it made me step back and think about what fun techniques I could do with my little paper scraps. Here I fussy cut hearts out of the Mom Life Daily Details patterned paper and then hand stitched on them after adhering them to my page. I love this hand made design and the texture!
Thanks for joining me on my scrapbusting journey today! I challenge you to dig out some of your Bella Blvd scraps and create your own fun project. I am sure you will have as much fun as I did! 

Love This Rainy Day layout

What do you do when it rains on your vacation? Take a selfie in your ponchos and document your day using the adorable Doodlebug Designs Simply Spring collection, of course! All of the cute icons are just perfect for creating springtime projects- rain or shine! I also couldn't wait to use the Doodlebug Design Simply Spring Clouds cut files and I love the way my clouds turned out!

I started by using the City of Love cloud print patterned paper from the French Kiss collection as my background paper. I then used raindrops from the Doodlebug Simply Spring Umbrella cut file to cut my rain background out of white cardstock. I then backed the raindrops with aqua blue checkered patterned paper.  I used the super fun Doodlebug Design Simply Spring Clouds cut file to cut out clouds from my favorite Simply Spring patterned papers. I used coordinating Doodlebug cardstock to cut out the cloud outline. Skinny Cardstock Alphabet stickers in Tangerine finish off my title.

 I used another fun small print patterned paper from the Simply Spring collection to cut out a second cloud. Again I used coordinating Doodlebug cardstock to die cut the outline of the cloud. Seriously aren't these clouds just the cutest?! I used Simply Spring Odds & Ends pieces and Mini Icons Stickers to embellish my clouds. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document your next rainy day using the adorable Doodlebug Design Simply Spring collection! 

Doodlebug Design Supplies Used:
Simply Spring Odds & Ends
Simply Spring Mini Icons Stickers
Simply Spring Chit Chat 
Simply Spring Under My Umbrella patterned paper
Simply Spring Bee Happy patterned paper
Simply Spring This & That Sticker Sheet
Simply Spring Bloomin' Bugs patterned paper
French Kiss City of Love patterned paper
Skinny Alphabet Stickers - Tangerine
Doodlebug Design Cardstock - Sunshine, Grasshopper

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bella Blvd Squueze the Day Mini Album

The brand new Bella Blvd Squeeze the Day collection is just so much fun I could not wait to create with it! The collection is perfect for documenting any of life's sweet moments! And what better way to document some sweet treats and sweet family vacation days than with the Squeeze the Day collection!? Here I created a few 6 inch pages that is the start of a vacation mini album! Seriously, how cute is that fruit?!?
I started with a half sheet of the brand new Gulf Graph and Dot patterned paper and die cut out the background design using the Bella Blvd Rainbow cut file. I then used my favorite Squeeze the Day patterned papers to back the rainbow. I thought the rainbow was perfect for documenting our picture in front of the castle at the Magic Kingdom! I then embellished my photo with adorable Doohickey Stickers and Ephemera Icons pieces. 
 I then used a couple Ephemera Word pieces and Ephemera Icons pieces to embellish the rainbow design. I am in love with the mix of hearts, stripes, and fruit in this collection!
I love that the Squeeze the Day collection is so colorful, but has some black elements as well. I think the black really makes the colors in this collection pop! And aren't those little black hand drawn seeds just the cutest?!
Squeeze the Day is also perfect for documenting our pineapple flavored ice cream treats! On this mini album page, I used the adorable Bella Blvd Pineapples cut file to create this sweet pineapple embellishment. I added a few stitches of black embroidery floss for a little added texture.
I can not get enough of the sweet Ephemera Icons fruit pieces, can you?
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab the Squeeze the Day collection to document your next SWEET adventure! 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Hangin' Out layout with Doodlebug Design

I am having so much fun creating rainbow background designs on my layouts lately! The Doodlebug Designs Petite Prints patterned papers come in so many colors, creating a rainbow effect with them is super easy! I also used the So Much Pun collection because all of the adorable food icons are perfect for documenting the snacks my husband and I enjoyed at the county fair last year!

I started by creating a circular background design in my diecut machine software and then used white cardstock to cut it out. I then used a fun assortment of Dot-Stripe Petite Prints patterned papers to back the white cardstock diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Can you name the 5 Doodlebug colors I used? I started with Citrus, then used Bumblebee, then Ladybug, then Bubblegum, and then finished with Pistachio. 

I embellished the top left corner by adding coordinating green embellishments. I used Mini Icon stickers, Odds & Ends die cuts, and word stickers from the 12x12 This & That Sticker Sheet. And isn't that sloth Doodlepop just the cutest?! I love the extra dimension it adds to the page! 

I finished the rest of the layout by adding a rainbow of color coordinated embellishments! The Doodlebug embellishments come in a big variety of colors, so finding matching stickers and such was a breeze! Along with the stickers and Odds & Ends pieces, I also added the adorable Jelly Clip cupcake.  And again, how fun is that gumball machine Doodlepop?!? 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document your next food adventure using the Petite Prints Papers and the So Much Pun collection! 

Doodlebug Design Supplies Used:
Dot-Stripe Petite Prints Patterned Paper: Citrus, Bumblebee, Ladybug, Bubblegum, Pistachio
So Much Pun Collection Odds & Ends
So Much Pun Collection This & That Sticker Sheet
So Much Pun So Sweet Jelly Clips 
So Much Pun Doodlepops: Gum-Believable and Hang in There 
So Much Pun Mini Icon Stickers

Friday, June 28, 2019

Disney Love layout

My favorite scrapbook technique lately has been creating a colorful background on my layouts. The Doodlebug Petite Prints Patterned Papers come in so many colors and are perfect for helping me achieve a rainbow effect! On this layout, I also added some coordinating pieces from the adorable French Kiss collection
I started by using the heart from the Doodlebug Lucky Shapes cut file set to cut out a heart design on my white cardstock background. I then used foam adhesive to adhere my four favorite colors of Petite Prints Dot-Stripe Patterned Papers to the back. I then used coordinating Petite Prints Floral-Graph Patterned Papers and the Bella Blvd Florence Alphabet cut file to cut out matching letters. 
I used the fun Abigail Alphabet Stickers in Beetle to start the title and lots of French Kiss Odds & Ends die cut shapes to embellish my layout. I created the little mouse heads in the die cut software by welding together 3 'O' letters from the Bella Blvd Florence cut file. The little flower Shape Sprinkles add the perfect finishing touch. 
No theme park themed scrapbooking supplies? No problem! You can use your favorite general themed patterned papers (think Petite Prints!) and embellishments from your favorite Doodlebug collections (think French Kiss)!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to use general themed products to create a fabulous themed layout! 

Doodlebug Design Supplies Used:
Petite Prints Dot-Stripe Patterned Papers: Cupcake, Lemon, Pistachio, Cherry
Petite Prints Floral-Graph Patterned Papers: Ladybug, Swimming Pool, Bumblebee, Bubblegum, Beetle
French Kiss collection: Odds & Ends, This & That Stickers, Shape Sprinkles, Les Fleurs Patterned Paper
Abigail Alphabet Stickers - Beetle 
Doodlebug Design Lucky Shapes Cut File Set

Bella Blvd Florence Alphabet Cut File

Saturday, June 22, 2019

July 4 Layout with Bella Blvd!

I love the combination of red, white, and blue so I couldn't wait to make a layout using the patriotic new Bella Blvd Fireworks and Freedom collection! Also, Bella Blvd has a lot of new cut files in the Silhouette Online Design store I couldn't wait to use - including the awesome Bella Blvd firework cut file I used on this layout! I love how this layout of my niece enjoying some sparklers last year turned out and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 
I used my favorite blue and red papers from the collection and the Bella Blvd Firework cut file to create the main fireworks design on my page. I used red embroidery floss to add a fun texture. And aren't the Patriotic Acrylic Star Shapes just the perfect accent pieces coming out of the fireworks display! I also embellished the fireworks display with Icon Chipboard Stickers, Ephemera Word pieces, and the enamel dots that come in the Heart Hugs packs.
I added another firework Ephemera Icons piece coming out of the main display. And then I layered the patriotic heart shaped Ephemera Icons piece over the United States die cut. A red Acrylic Star Shaped piece adds even more fun! 
I used the super cool 'July' Chipboard piece for the title. I used the new and super fun Bella Blvd Florence alphabet (numbers included too) cut file to create the large number 4, which I layered over ephemera pieces. The Blueberry colored Florence alphabet stickers were used to document the year. 
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to use the new Bella Blvd Fireworks and Freedom and cut files on your next layout!
Fireworks and Freedom - Daily Details Patterned Paper
Fireworks and Freedom - Juicy Fruits Patterned Paper
Fireworks and Freedom - Love the USA Patterned Paper
Fireworks and Freedom - Patriotic Patterned Paper
Fireworks and Freedom - Truck Parade Patterned Paper
Fireworks and Freedom - Doohickey 12x12 Stickers
Fireworks and Freedom - Ephemera Icons and Ephemera Words
Fireworks and Freedom - Icons Chipboard Stickers
Fireworks and Freedom - Patriotic Stars Acrylic Shapes
Heart Hugs - Wild Berry, Rainy Day, Give Thanks
Florence Alphabet Stickers - Blueberry
Bella Blvd Firework Cut File
Bella Blvd Florence Alphabet Cut File