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!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Doodlebug Hello digital cutting files!

So happy to shout 'H-E-L_L-O Spring'!  After Winter's extended stay this year the sight of flowers, butterflies and sunshine are welcomed signs lovely Spring is here to stay, yay!

I made some fun photo props using the floral bouquet #2, butterflies and the 'hello' word files.  The sunglasses are from the  Sweet Summer digital collection.  For camera -shy friends and family, encourage them to grab a prop or two and capture the fun moment.  Save the props (remove the candy sticks) and use them on your scrapbook page afterwards!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Layout with Doodlebug Hello!

Create with the fabulous Hello collection and be ready for a journey down memory lane.  You'll love the classic icons such as the rotary phone,  a mechanical typewriter, and the many retro styled camera icons which will surely make their way onto your crafting projects!

Today I'm sharing a memory of my daughter teaching my Mom on how to use her iPhone.   The notion of swiping and tapping to navigate a smart phone is so second nature to our kids but not so much for my Mom's generation where the presence of anything 'digital and smart' was considered outer space technology.  It was heartwarming to see them work through it together being so understanding and patient with each another.

Let's not forget about the gorgeous gold foil accents in this collection.  There are gold foiled papers, ephemera, acetate overlays, and Doodle pops!  I used beautiful pieces from the Odds & Ends and those adorable heart shaped gold sprinkles!

Loving the navy colour in this collection, so beautiful with the gold accents!

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Viewmaster Layout with Doodlebug Down on the Farm!

I have fond childhood memories with viewmaster slides!  I loved the clicking action as you advanced through the reel and the fun anticipation of what was going to show up in the viewer.   Today, I'm sharing an idea to incorporate this retro theme into your scrapbook album and make it inter-active too!

I started with a viewmaster die cut (cut with my digital cutter). I placed my photos and decorated a few windows with the uber cute shape sprinkles!

To make the viewmaster slide turn in your scrapbook album, a spinner mechanism is needed.  Connect two circles (one 2.5 and one 4 inches in diameter ) together with a brad in the center.  The viewmaster slide is adhered on top of the smaller circle only and the larger circle is adhered to the page base (measures 10.5x12 inches) that will sit in the page protector.

Next, take your 12x12 album page protector and trim away 1.5 inches from the left side.  (yes, it's okay to cut your page protector, lol ) The opening at the top is closed with washi tape so that this becomes a side loading page.  The viewmaster hangs out over the left side so that you can spin the reel!  The jelly clips on the side can be used as handles to help with the spinning action.

Thanks for taking the journey down memory lane with me, have an awesome day!