Thursday, August 2, 2018

Doodlebug Chit Chats

Let's not have idle conversation about Chit Chats, instead let's give a whopping loud shout out to them!  Today I'm going to share some tags using Chit Chats from each of the So Punny, Down on the Farm, Hello and Sweet Summer collections.  I added a variety of machine stitching techniques to the tags for a little more dimension.

The first tag showcases beautiful gold foiled elements from the Hello line.  I machine stitched across the top part of the tag and intentionally left the ends uncut for some random whimsy.

From the Sweet Summer collection, here is a fun birthday tag. I stitched around the speech bubble to highlight the main message of the tag.

Who can resist pairing up Chit Chats with Doodle-pops?  Not me!! 

The last tag highlights some awesome puns from the So Puny line! 

Hope this inspires you to reach for some Chit Chats on your next project(s), they are so addictive!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Page with Doodlebug 'Hello'

Recording a special moment and then scrapbooking it the next day is a win-win in my books!  It doesn't happen too often for me and it's not like I put the pressure on myself to do so but when it happens I will certainly seize the opportunity!

This page was inspired by a couple of things. Firstly, by this sticker from the Hello collection, the title sentiment was perfect for my photo. Secondly, I had an idea to recycle planner pages.

With the strong pink title as the anchor point, I created a visual triangle of the same colour with the doilies.  Taking note of the soft coral and green colours in the photo I used some smaller pattern papers from the Hello collection along with gold/yellow ephemera to tie everything together.

I purchased a planner for it's pretty floral look but then later realized the spiral binding in the middle was too large as it kept getting in the way as I was writing.  Lesson learned and I purchased a 2nd (much more functional) planner.  I didn't want to toss away my first planner thinking the pages could be used to highlight the actual date of my page.

I used the entire planner page as a photo backdrop and then placed a triangle sticker and some enamel dots to highlight the actual day.

Love how cute these shaped sprinkles for that extra shine!

Thanks for dropping by the blog today, have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July Cards!

Happy July! I dug into my Yankee Doodle collection stash and challenged myself to just use the sprinkles vellum paper along with some ephemera to create my cards.  The sprinkles vellum paper is 'da bomb', it adds a beautiful sheer texture with delicate raised shiny stars to the cards!

This camper card would be great for anyone you know embarking on a great camping road trip or heading up to their trailer for the Summer.

Send a wagon load of 'Thank-you's to that special someone, they will surely appreciate your kind sentiments!

Lastly, I couldn't resist dipping into the Down On the Farm collection for the moo-valous cow doodle pop to make this fun Birthday card!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

School's Out!

Very soon there will be hollow echos through school hallways and we'll hear the laughter of kids outside as they ramp up for some Summer fun!   Here are some graduation and end-of-school card ideas using the Hat's Off collection.  I made the cards monochromatic with touches of silver foil, all that is needed are school specific color embellishments for that extra pop!

I like to use the cut-apart-cards paper for the card design.  It's so easy to fussy cut out the frame or shape(s) to make instant die-cut elements.

The 4x4 cut-apart card originally had the sentiment 'Let the Adventure begin', you can change up the sentiment to suit your theme. This card would be great for a teacher who is ready to enjoy a splash of Summer fun after a busy school year.

No matter what grade your child is graduating from, it always deserves some recognition!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Inspired by a sketch

A layout sketch is a great way to kick off your creative foundation for your scrapbook page.  You can either follow a sketch closely or use an element in the sketch for inspiration.  In this sketch created by Becky Fleck of Pagemaps, I was drawn to the 7 grid design and used this as the basis for my layout.  I opted to substitute the two placement of photos in the vertical column for a journaling and embellishment blocks.

In addition to the beautiful pattern papers in the Hello collection, I chose the yellow Petite Prints papers as the base for my page.  It's a great alternative to using cardstock and they are available in all sorts of delicious Doodlebug colors!

Check out the awesome Polaroid doodepop, the photo print out is so life like, love love love! In my title I opted to keep some of the negative fillers in my letters, just a fun way to make it a little different.

I think I've mentioned this before I am so crushing on this Hello collection, this collection is wonderful to scrapbook any occasion.  I love the teal and navy combination and the shine of gold foil is the icing on the cake!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sweet Summer with Doodlebug!

The saying 'I scream for ice cream!' truly captions the photos of these cute giggling girls enjoying their ice cream treats!  I thought it would be fun to turn the photos into ice cream cones and the ice cream cutting file from the Sweet Summer collection was perfect!

Using the speech bubbles from the Chit Chat ephemera pack and adding shaped sprinkles is a great way to 'shout out' phrases to support the fun mood of the page.

I opted to split the large sticker tag and used each half separately to change up the phrase.  By splitting the sticker tag you can layer different embellishments to create one large title cluster.

I hope this ice cream page inspires you to turn your photos into yummy treats!