Monday, October 28, 2019

Sweet & Spooky Mini Album

I was in love with the Bella Blvd Black Cat Cut File from the moment I saw it. I am so happy that it gets to take center stage as the cover of my mini album!
I created the cover by using my electronic diecut machine to cut out at least 4 of the kitty/pumpkin base shapes from extra cardstock. I then adhered all of these layers together to make the cat sturdy enough to stand up on his own. And of course I had to use the adorable Sweet & Spooky collection!

I used another solid black cardstock cutout to make the backside silhouette of the cat for the inside front cover. To make the remaining pages, I used just the pumpkin shape to cut out 10 pumpkins from extra cardstock. I then adhered them together in groups of two to make my base pages a little more sturdy. Then I repeated the process by cutting out pumpkins using patterned papers to adhere on top of the pumpkin base pages.

The Sweet & Spooky collection is perfect for documenting all things candy around Halloween time! Here I used the black enamel dots from the Heart Hugs pack to fill in some of the dots on the candy ephemera piece to make it look a little more spooky.

I love that the Bella Blvd Ephemera packs include the cutest little journaling pieces like the one on this page. And the googly eyeball patterned paper is one of my favorites in this collection!

Sometimes it's fun to create a page with all embellishments! I used the Bella Blvd Spider Web Cut File to create this fun background web. And I love the texture that the Heart Hugs add to the page!

All of the Ephemera pieces are so fun to mix and match with the patterned papers.

I love everything about the Sweet & Spooky collection so I can't decide which mini album page is my favorite! All of the Ephemera pieces and stickers and Heart Hugs are just the cutest!  Which page is your favorite!?

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some Sweet & Spooky and create your own fun mini album!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Fun Journaling with Bella Blvd

 I love that Halloween is fast approaching! So I grabbed the super cute Bella Blvd Sweet & Spooky collection and documented some of last years photos! I also adore all of the Bella Blvd cut files and I knew I wanted to somehow creatively add my journaling to one of them. I decided to use the web from the Bella Blvd Spider Web cut file to make background elements, so I figured the spider would be a fun place to put my journaling.

I used the spider from the Spider Web Cut File to cut out the spider from black cardstock. I then trimmed off the existing legs and added my own spider legs using strips of black cardstock thick enough to hold my typed journaling. I added some black round enamel dots (from the Heart Hugs pack) to give his eyes dimension. I then embellished my title with Sweet & Spooky Ephemera pieces, black puffy star stickers, a die cut spider web, and more enamel dots.

I love that the Ephemera pack contains the 'Sweet & Spooky' die cut phrase. It makes for a super easy, yet super cool title for my page. I hand cut a pair of eyes out of the Watching You Patterned Paper and placed them so it looks like they are peering out through the title. And of course, I finished off the layout with more adorable Ephemera pieces, chipboard stickers, and Heart Hugs!

I hope you love my die cut and handcrafted creative journaling spider as much as I do. And I hope I have inspired you to create your own fun journaling die cut! Thanks for joining me today and have a great day! 
Sweet & Spooky Collection: Chipboard Icons Stickers, Sticky Mix Stickers, Ephemera Icons, Words Icons, Web Crawler Patterned Paper, Talk to the Head Patterned Paper, Watching You Patterned Paper, Night Garden Patterned Paper, Smell My Feet Patterned Paper
Heart Hugs: Halloween, Sunshine

Boo! Layout with Doodlebug Design

I love everything about Halloween so it's no surprise that I can't put down the new Doodlebug Design Candy Carnival collection! The bats are adorable, the skeleton guy is so cute, and the colors just scream Halloween fun! This collection was perfect for documenting some of my favorite photos from my last visit to Disney World at Halloween time.

I started off by creating a fun background of three tone-on-tone patterned papers to make my background. I used the Ticket Booth, Star Attraction, and Costume Contest patterned papers. I then used white cardstock and the web from the Doodlebug Spider Circle Cut File to cut out 5 webs. I then backed them with different fun designs from the 6x6 Paper Pad. And how adorable is that skeleton Odds & Ends piece? Did you notice the little Sprinkles enamel shaped cupcake I added in his hand? 

I embellished my second photo with more Odds & Ends pieces, Mini Icons Stickers, and star shaped Sprinkles. I added a couple eyes from the Eye See You Sprinkles to the 'BOO!' Odds & Ends piece that is my title. Did you also see that I added a candy apple Sprinkles enamel shape in this gal's hand too? 

What is your favorite part of the Candy Carnival collection?! It is filled with so many fun (and YUMMY!) elements and embellishments I personally can't decide on a favorite! 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some Candy Carnival and document your last Halloween get together! 

Doodlebug Design Products Used
Candy Carnival Collection

Saturday, October 12, 2019

First Day with Doodlebug Design!

To say that I had fun documenting my niece's first day of kindergarten would be an understatement! The brand new Doodlebug Design School Days collection is full of whimsical colors and adorable icons! The cute paperclips, colorful stars, and smiling school supplies were a blast to work with! I can't wait to use this collection again! 

I love that the Chit Chat die cut packs always have words that can be used for quick and fun titles, like the 'First Day' title here. The 'Just a Note' cut apart card from the Color Me Happy Patterned Paper makes a super fun spot for the journaling! I used the awesome rainbow striped Very Primary Patterned Paper to make top and bottom border strips. And aren't those crayon stickers and little girl sticker just the cutest?! 

I wanted to somehow 'feature' the adorable Shape Sprinkles and Icon Stickers, so I die cut stars out of a few of the simple patterned papers of the collection. I used the star from the Doodlebug Design Lots O' Luck Lucky Shapes cut file set to create 3 1/2" stars from the blue star, black music note, and red dot patterned papers. I then used dark yellow embroidery floss to create a fun circle on the star to really make the stickers pop. And of course I used the You're A Star Shape Sprinkles to embellish around my big paper stars! 

Craft paint, paperclips, and pencils - oh my! There are so many super fun elements in this collection that I can't picked any favorites! What are your favorite things in the School Days collection?! 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab the School Days collection and document your student's first day of school! 
Doodlebug Design Supplies:
School Days Patterned Papers: Spelling Bee, Good Measure, Color Me Happy, Band Class, Playground Plaid, Field Trip, Very Primary, School Days 
School Days Chit Chat pack
School Days This & That Stickers
School Days Mini Icons Stickers
School Days Icons Stickers
School Days Shape Sprinkles: School Supplies, You're A Star

Squeeze the Day Cards with Bella Blvd!

 The new Bella Blvd Squeeze the Day collection is so fun and fruity, I can't put it down! The mix of colorful fruits and berries just makes me so happy! And I am sure the recipients of these recent cards will be happy too! FUN TIP: I added strips of Squeeze the Day Washi Tape to the bottoms of white envelopes to add some fun to those as well! 
On the first card, I adhered pieces of some of my favorite patterned papers from the 6x6 Squeeze the Day Paper Pad to my card base. I quickly added an adorable sentiment using an Ephemera die cut shape. I then embellished the card with a green Heart Hug cardboard shape and round Enamel Dots (which are available in the Heart Hug packs). So cute!
For this card, I used a rainbow of papers from the new Bella Besties Freehand Graph & Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad as a background. I then embellished the card with Squeeze the Day 6 x 6 patterned papers and Ephemera Die Cuts. And of course I added a couple more adorable Heart Hugs!
On the last card, I used more adorable pieces from the Squeeze the Day 6 x 6 Paper Pad and the scalloped edge rainbow sticker to embellish the base. I then used Squeeze the Day Ephemera pieces and Matte Enamel Dots to decorate the front. And I just love the texture that the Heart Hugs add! 
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the adorable Squeeze the Day collection for your next round of handmade cards! Have a great day everyone!
Squeeze the Day Collection: 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Doohickey Stickers, Matte Enamels, Ephemera Words, Ephemera Icons, Sweetness Washi Tape, Fresh & Fab Washi Tape
Freehand Graph & Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Heart Hugs: Pretty in Pink, Sentiments, Sunshine

Friday, October 4, 2019

Spooky Good Times Layout!

I could not wait to play with the brand new Doodlebug Design Candy Carnival collection! I absolutely love all things Halloween and had a blast creating the layout I have to share with you today! The fun colors, patterns, and graphics in this collection are just so creepy cute! 

I started by using the Doodlebug Design Booville Web cut file and my electronic die cutting machine to cut out a large white cardstock web. I then backed the design with some of my favorite patterned papers from the collection. I left a few spots open to give the web a little bit of a see-through effect. I then adhered the web to the super fun teal Fun & Games patterned paper.

I embellished the space around my photo with fun Odds & Ends die cuts, Mini Icons Stickers, Sprinkles Enamel Stickers, and Doodlepop Spiders! And isn't the skeleton castle die cut piece just so creepy cool?! It was perfect for documenting the photo of my sister and I at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party at Disney World last year! 

I balanced out the other side of the spiderweb with a cluster of more Odds & Ends die cut shapes, Mini Icon Stickers, and another adorable Doodlepops spider! Which is your favorite part of this collection? I can't decide! 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the adorable new Candy Carnival collection to document your last Halloween adventure! 

Doodlebug Supplies Used
Candy Carnival Collection