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Friday, August 17, 2018

Layout in minutes!

Imagine a hot sunny day with kiddos splashing in pool, the adults too busy chatting to notice the overdone burgers on the grill and then throw in a couple of pooches running around stealing and hiding the kid's toys.  So much going on and yet time held still for a few seconds to record the love between a girl and her dog.

This layout came together very easily because much of it was already done!  No, I didn't get a visit from the scrapbooking fairy, LOL (although sometimes I wish one would!).  Remember those photo props and the chit chat tags I previously made?  I re-used them and created a simple grid design to highlight the photo on my page.






For an extra 3D fun effect I layered my photo to give it that extra oomph.  This is done by printing out your photo in the same size 3 times, just trim away 1/8" on all sides each time as you build up to the 3rd layer.




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!