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Monday, September 25, 2017

Doodlebug- Boo-ville!

September greetings!  In our family, we are passed the shopping or making kids Halloween costumes, but I still have very fond memories and wanted to create a daily doodle page to celebrate past Halloweens.  I plan on displaying the page in the 12x12 Doodlebug clipboard and then it will eventually be stored in a scrapbook album.


I thought it would be fun to incorporate a few inter-active elements.  Have you seen this awesome Card & Envelopes kit?  These shaped cards with coordinating envelopes are just awaiting your creative touch!  I used the small black square scalloped card and envelope set as the foundation for my interactive elements.


A fun peek-a-boo flip up was made from the little scallop card base.



The envelope was converted to a slider sleeve by adhering the envelope flap closed and cutting the top and bottom edges.  The purple card is pulled down to reveal a photo.



Strategically placed dimensional doodle-pops prevents the slider card from being pulled out too far or  slipping out the bottom.





Friday, September 15, 2017

All About Me page

We had a challenge on the Doodlebug blog to create an 'All about Me' project.  My approach here was to create some cute embellishment clusters relating to some random facts about me.


I kept the circular design elements consistent throughout the page.  I loved using the theme related washi tape to ground the embellishment clusters.   Hope you take some time documenting yourself, as memory keepers we don't do enough of this, have fun!!




Thursday, August 31, 2017

Creating pocket tags!

Tag mini albums are a great way to showcase your memories in a fun and compact format.  By keeping the pocket tags clipped together on a ring, you can keep adding to the mini with more photos at your own pace.


The base pages of my pocket tag mini album are made from 3.5"x11" strips of card stock.  Score and fold each strip at the 5 inch mark, adhere the sides together and you have an instant pocket tags! Embellish the outside with photos/ephemera and tuck a journaling card into the pocket to document those special moments!

The theme of my mini is school graduation and the Hats Off collection is so perfect to cherish this milestone.  Another awesome project could be a collection timeline of those yearly school photos!






Friday, August 11, 2017

Doodlebug chunky twine!

One of my favourite go-to items in my scrapbooking stash is twine!  Love that Doodlebug has chunky twine and lighter weight twine, both types available in a rainbow of happy colors!



For my project, I wrapped some chunky twine around the middle portion of a tag for a fun textured foundation.

I stitched a few buttons onto the tag using the lighter weight twine.


I chose some cute embellishments from the Fairy Tales collection (love the happy faces on the icons) and the title 'happy' to finish the tag.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Creating with Odds and Ends

Hello! it's Virginia here on the blog today to share with you my Odds & Ends only project.   There are so many delightful die cuts included in each pack and just when you think you've dipped in to use every last bit, there is still more!  For my layout, I layered die cuts from At The Zoo collection, it was so easy to create a fun scene with all the cute animals.  When creating a layered collage I find it easier to layer the elements on a separate card stock base (sometimes I'll even take a picture) and then I'll transfer each die cut to it's final spot on my layout.  Have fun using up your Odds & Ends!





Friday, July 14, 2017

Doodlebug and PageMaps!

I love using PageMaps sketches as an inspirational starting point for my layouts.  I love the flexibility to either follow a sketch closely or key off an element in the sketch that I'm drawn to.   The sketch shows a vertical block and journal card that became the starting point of my design plan.  I wanted to keep to a red and white theme so instead of mixing pattern papers as per the sketch I opted to use white doilies on the white page base just to add a hint of texture.  This page came together by combining two fun collections, Cream & Sugar and Yankee Doodle!