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Monday, January 14, 2019

Doodlebug - new French Kiss collection

Ooh la la, are you swooning over the French Kiss collection?  You know when you first lay eyes on some pretty pattern papers and it coordinates with your photos perfectly? What to do? You jump up and do the double happy dance with a few 'whoops' and fist pumps too!

My photos had the iconic Paris landmarks and I selected the same themed pattern papers (City of Love and French Kiss) for my page background.  I love that Doodlebug collections have a sprinkling of 'Birthday' ephemera which was perfect for my page.


Loving the little mini shape sprinkles, they add just the right amount of shine to the ephemera accents.  Hope you have fun creating with this adorable collection!






Friday, December 28, 2018

2018 was a paw-some year!

I hope you had a wonderful Holiday season spending it with your loved ones.  2018 year is a wrap, I thought it would be fitting to share with you my Year-in-review page from my puppy's perspective.

I created a four-season page design with horizontal bands representing each season.  The horizontal bands are cut from the pretty petite prints dot/stripe papers as the backdrop.  A small scalloped border was added for extra detail and separation between the seasons.


This is a great time to dig into your stash and use up all those cute ephemera bits and pieces that you have been saving!  For my page, cute little elements from the Spring Things, Sweet Summer, Pumpkin Party and Christmas Town were used. 



I love that fun shape sprinkles are included with each Doodlebug collection and I'm so addicted to them.  Whee! on this layout I used them across all the seasonal bands!



On this single page, I was able to fit 10 photos, if you are a double-pager scrapbooker, this horizontal design would totally work on a 24x12 footprint. Placing the embellishment clusters and journaling in a staggered pattern encourages your eye to move across and down the page, a wonderful way to stroll down memory lane! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Happy December Birthday!

Raise your hand if you have a December birthday? As a Christmas Eve baby myself I am shouting out (with both jazz hands) 'Happy Birthday' to all those turning one year wiser this month!

I am in the midst of holiday paper crafting and it's no wonder my desk is piled high with Christmas themed supplies.  That being said I had the intention to make a festive December birthday layout without it being too Christmas-y.


I scrolled through the super cute Doodlebug Christmas Town digital cut files collection and this standing bear stood out (literally!).  What is better than a cute bear? how about a supersized 8-inch bear on your page!  This standing bear is perfect to hold a banner or sentiment to emphasize the celebration theme.  Imagine doing this for any happy occasion eg. Valentines day (with a heart string banner), baby birth announcement, retirement etc.



The circle die-cut background is from the Smitten Kitten collection and the patterned papers under the die-cut circles are from the Christmas Town 6x6 paper pad.  The smaller scaled patterns are a great way to add pops of colour to the background.  I added sequins and the #5 on to the circles to record this special boy's 5th birthday!



Thanks for dropping by the blog, hope you have a bear-y special day!


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ho Ho Ho!

I love Doodlebug patterned papers and especially when the 'B' sides are just as awesome as the 'A' sides.  Are you loving the newest Christmas Town patterned papers? I had so much fun 'B'-eing creative with these darling 'B' sides!



The kraft paper and elements are fabulous and really adds a lot of warmth to your projects! To make the title stand out from a busy pattern paper block I like to use a contrasting title mat.  Here I opted for  black cardstock,  it's great way to ground elements to your page.  I can never get enough chit chats- love these little sentiments!




Thanks for dropping by the blog today, hope you can fit a little Christmas crafting into your day!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

December memories

It's early November and as I'm writing this blogpost we are having our first snowfall!  It's so magical when the rooftops and trees are lightly dusted with white fluffies!

Do you have lots of holiday memories to document in anticipation to Christmas? My layout records receiving Santa's letter, a fun snow day, a family gathering and Christmas Eve all in one 12x12 layout!  Using one of the Daily Doodles calendar pages as the page base makes it easy to tell the story line of many events occurring in the month.

Have you seen some of the adorable washi tape rolls with this collection? I used a few patterns throughout my page and are a great way to draw attention to embellishment clusters and journaling strips.

I added some Christmas twine borders around the photos for some extra texture.  On this page I used pattern papers mainly from the 6x6 pad to keep everything small in scale.  The cut-apart square cards paper is perfectly scaled smaller to fit in one of the daily grids on the calendar page.



It's a busy fun-filled page for a busy month! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Gingerbread houses!

Happy November! Hope everyone had a fun Halloween night and that you had a chance to sneak a few treats for yourself too!  Is it too early to ask 'Are you excited for the Christmas and holiday season?'  The Christmas Town collection is certain to have you 'fa la la' in love with all the cute Winter and Christmas themed icons!

For my page, I went with a repeating circle shapes to surround the photos for my page. I used a 1.75 inch circle punch to cut out various cute images from the 12x12 Countdown paper.  The asymmetrical placement of the circles gives contrast to the square gird placement of the photos.


For a little extra lift I curled the edges of the circles up to add a little dimension and interest.


I kept the negative space simple and just added a little texture with some dry embossing of a piece of card stock that matches the page base and added a few sequins for a touch of sparkle.




Thanks for stopping by the blog, hope you are inspired to do some holiday crafting!