Saturday, September 28, 2019

Love This Layout with Doodlebug Design

When I first saw the Doodlebug Design Hot Air Balloon Ride cut file, I couldn't wait to use it! I used the Doodlebug Design Citrus and Sunflower cardstock and I Heart Travel collection to cut out and design the hot air balloons. I started to create a travel layout with them, but then I thought they would be so cute on a layout of my niece's first big day of kindergarten! I LOVE that all of the Doodlebug Design collections mix and match so easily and so my hot air balloons coordinate perfectly with the School Days collection!

I adore the School Days Playground Plaid (blue star) patterned paper I used as my main background. It is the perfect shade of royal blue and I love how the Citrus and Sunflower color hot air balloons pop against the blue background. I embellished the top photo with School Days Chit Chat pieces, Odds & Ends pieces, and Mini Icons Stickers. And the You're A Star Sprinkles add the perfect finishing touch, don't you think? 

I used the 'LOVE THIS' die cut piece from the I Heart Travel Chit Chat pack for the title on the yellow hot air balloon. I love how the round yellow and green I Heart Travel Sprinkles Shapes add a fun finishing touch to the balloons!

I embellished my second photo with Mini Icons Stickers, Star Sprinkles Shapes, Odds & Ends pieces, and a piece of the adorable Apple A Day Washi Tape. I anchored all of this with a piece of the Good Measure (ruler) patterned paper. And how cute is the journaling on the lined paper Odds & Ends piece?!? 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab the new Doodlebug Design Hot Air Balloon Ride cut file and the School Days and I Heart Travel collections to create a fun back to school page!

Doodlebug Design Products Used
School Days Collection
I Heart Travel Collection
Doodlebug Design Textured Cardstock

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