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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Washi Tape

Hello, all those who have a collection of washi tapes, raise your hand (me and with two hands up!).  I do love the adorable patterns of washi, especially those eek-y spiders in the Booville collection!

I used washi in a few ways on my page. Adding strips of washi to create a pattern backdrop on a page is always a  fun and cheerful application of this product.


You can incorporate washi when making your own embellishments too. On my paper rosette, I added washi on to my paper before running it through the rosette die cut.  The result shows a pretty washi pattern on the tip end of the rosette.  You can also switch it up by placing the washi tape lower on the paper strip so that your washi pattern becomes the centre of your rosette.




How about washi with a border finish? Yes it's easy, just place washi onto a strip of card stock and then punch it through your favorite border punch.  Gently remove the washi from the punched card stock and place it onto your project!



Hope you have been inspired to try out one of these fun washi techniques! 
Have a wonderful crafty day!





Thursday, October 5, 2017

Doodlebug Milk'n Cookies

Here are a few layouts using the adorable Milk and Cookies collection.  For my single page layout I used the cute paper with the Santa and fireplace scene. This scene make for a fabulous page foundation, just add your photos and embellishments and then finish framing the scene with some colorful twine!   Don't forget the little details such as adding some initials onto the stockings hanging on the fireplace and embellishing the tree ornaments with some glittered sprinkle dots!




When creating double pages sometimes the challenge is using papers over a 24x12 base.  On my double page I stretched out one sheet of pattern paper by cutting the paper in half on the diagonal.  To do this, fold the paper in half from the top left corner to the bottom right corner and cut on the folded line to create two triangles.  Adhere one triangle to each of the card stock bases to form a  fun geometric design while giving you lots of negative white space to make your embellishments pop off the page.  I created long photo mat strips across the double page to create a bit of timeline effect to fit multiple photos over the double page.






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!











Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Doodlebug Yankee Doodle collection

Hope you are having a fabulous start to the Summer season! I might have mentioned this once or twice before but I love how Doodlebug collections are so versatile to create with.  The Yankee Doodle collection is beautiful and stunning with silver foiled papers and embellishments.

I have Disney vacation photos that are work-in-progress, I don't pressure myself to scrap it all, there are just too many photos (who can relate?).  When scrapbooking vacations I like to mix traditional 12x12 pages with pocket pages.  Did you know Doodlebug pocket pages are side-loading? this means that they are sealed at the both top and bottom edges to prevent your photos and pocket cards from falling out- love that!




Here are a couple of fun cards using the doodle-pops!









Friday, June 16, 2017

Pinterest Inspiration

I saw this honeycomb shelf on Pinterest and I love it's fun shape and the way each honeycomb draws your attention to the item on display.  Inspired by these shelves, I thought it would be a great design foundation to show off all those cute Doodlebug embellishments on a scrapbook page!

I chose a white page base (like a blank white wall) , cut out hexagon frames in various sizes and clustered some embellishments in each frame.  I didn't embellish too much outside the frames as I wanted the page to be clean and simple with the focus on the honeycomb frames.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a wonderful crafty day!