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!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Onion Envelope!

I love making little mini albums because you can include lots of little photos and cute embellishments to tell your story.  The mini album I'm sharing with you today is a bit of a hybrid, it can house plenty of photos but it folds up very compact making it very convenient to send it away to loved ones.  I've named this hybrid mini album the Onion Envelope.  It's a layering of envelope templates with an accordion file nested in the centre.  There are lots of little nooks and crannies to place your photos and journaling.   

The next few photos show the sequence of the onion envelope as you open it.

Here's a little video to show how the onion envelope works!

If you have a scoring board, you can score, fold , cut and create an onion envelope too!

Adhere the accordion folder onto the middle of the smaller envelope template.  Close up the smaller template (with the accordion folder inside) and then adhere it to the middle of the larger envelope template to complete the assembly.  Have fun adding photos and embellishments!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Down on the Farm!

Howdy Doodlebug friends, are you ready to be udderly amazed by the adorable Down on the Farm collection?   Cows, horses, piggies and other cute farm animals will get your creative mojo moo-ving for sure!  On my layout I used some fun farm-related die cuts from the Odds & Ends pack and clustered them above and below my photo strip.

Swoon, the jelly clips, eeks! they are so cute, just clip them anywhere to perk up the cuteness factor!

Adorable sheep, baah, baah, nothing more needs to be said, LOL!

One of my favourite go-to border stickers on the the This and That sheet is the scalloped border, it's the perfect touch to highlight a title or ground a doodle-pop.

Thanks for dropping by the blog today, hope you have a moo-va-lous day!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Irish Spring with Doodlebug

I am really looking forward to a beautiful Spring season!  I can't think of a better way than to dig through my Doodlebug stash for some bright and cheerful papers to get my Spring scrapbook mojo underway!   I'm loving the bright greens in the Dragon Tails collections and are perfect to scrapbook this darling Irish cutie!

I used the fun Abigail alphabet for my title and underscored them with pieces cut from the long scalloped border from the This and That sticker sheet.

Using pattern papers from the Petite Prints is a great way to add little hints of tone-on-tone green to enhance the lucky Irish theme!

Thanks for stopping by the blog, hope you have wonderful crafty day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

So Punny!

Open a package of So Punny Chit Chats and after reading a few puns you are sure to have a chuckle or two.  Pair the Chit Chat puns with Odds & Ends icons and you will have some irresistibly cute embellishment clusters!

On my page these Chit Chat clusters were perfect to surround the photo of this cute little toddler and her stuffies.  They are her best friends and she has a special endearing relationship with each of them.  As I read through the puns, I find myself getting that baby-talk twang (LOL), I love that they bring a smile to my heart!

I used the mini (cupcake) doilies for a consistent foundation and texture for my embellishment clusters.  Where possible I used the adorable shape sprinkles along with the same die cut icons to add that little extra sparkle to the clusters.  I chose not to use a large title for the layout as I felt the journaling along with the clusters together got the message across.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope you have a 'beary' wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sew Happy Layout

When creating a scrapbook layout using a photo dating back more than 50 years the natural inclination may be to look for some vintage-y patterned papers and embellishments.  I suggest trying the opposite,  lets combine bumblebee yellow, bubblegum pink and bright teal as a starting foundation!

The pretty florals, plaids and hugs/kisses pattern papers from Doodlebug's So Punny collection work wonderfully with the black and white photo of my parent's wedding day.

My mother had a successful career as a textile pattern maker so I thought the sewing references would be cute on the layout.  On the right side of the page I wanted to include a subtle layer of texture and added a strip of fringed card stock in the same colour as the base.  Kinda cool how the ends curl up a bit on their own.

To the left of the photo I cut out the Chinese symbol for 'love' using my digital cutter.  I cut out the character 3x from patterned paper and layered them all to achieve the thickness of thin chipboard.

The patterned heart shape glossy sprinkles are absolutely adorable and I used them throughout the page on scalloped circles punched from the the hearts 6x6 papers. Hope this inspires you to create a love-themed layout.  Have a wonderful day!