I love being Home layout for Doodlebug Design

Monday, June 27, 2022

I had so much fun creating my first layout with the new My Happy Place collection! The colors are so cute and I love the added interest with the mini polka dots. I decided to scrap a photo of my cat.

For my background, I used three different patterned papers. The one with the scalloped border is called Garden party. I cut out the middle part of the paper and a 3mm border around it. Then I backed it with a red and a yellow patterned paper, which are called Hello Sunshine and The Neighborhood. 

The cat is a Doodlebug cutfile called Happy Cats and is from the Happy Haunting collection.  I cut it out from Doodlebug cardstock, put a bit of color around the edges with my Distress Oxides and put the pieces together. Then I added some details with my white acrylic pen. 

I backed my photo with some papers from the 6x6 paper pad. To back my photos, I always use 4 or 5 random rectangles of patterned paper that I rip off using a ruler. Then I put them behind the photo in a way that you can see each color peaking out around the photo.

I placed my cutfile cat and my photo on the background and then started embellishing. I used a lot of flowers from the Bits&Pieces pack on the cat and put enamel dots in the centers of the flowers. I used a die cut piece from the Chit&Chat pack for my title and backed it with a rainbow striped patterned paper. 

I also used a little Doodle Pop house next to my cat and finished the title with alpha stickers. 

To finish the layout, I added some white paint around the cat. 
I really love this collection. The colors are totally my thing!

Hope you like the process and see you back soon! :)

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Doodlebug products used

My Happy Place collection

Colored cardstock

Sunshine and Skinny alpha stickers

Cutfile 389956

Other products used:

White paint

Shadow Box from Doodlebug Design and matching Lots of Love kit

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Have you seen the new Shadow Boxes and Shadow Box kits? 

If you don't, you really need to check them out. You get two different colors of shadow boxes (frames) and kits from various Doodlebug collections to go along. Of course, you don't necessarily need to use the shadow boxes to create something with the stickers and jewels in the kits, but I made my first project using them with a black shadow box and I think they're really cute!

The idea is to fill in a space with as many embellishments as you can. The way I did it and I think that's the best way to do it, is to start with the big stickers and go smaller and smaller until you only have tiny spaces left where you can use the smallest jewels. 

As a background, I used a pink dotted patterned paper from the Petite Prints pads. I cut it to size and then traced a heart on it. I started with the large cardstock stickers and then went smaller and smaller, using small stickers, enamel shapes and then jewels and tiny stickers. 

I really love that you can do whichever shape you want and use the kit for many other things... I'm thinking about a cover for a mini album... :)

When I was done with the heart, I put the paper into the shadow box and then used some alpha stickers to write Lots of Love onto the frame. 

I hope you are inspired to create something pretty with this new product. It's super easy and turns out so cute! HAVE FUN!

See you soon,

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Doodlebug products used:

Shadow Box in black

Lots of Love shadow box kit

Alpha stickers

Dots/Stripes Petite Prints

Layout with Down on the Farm collection for Doodlebug Design

Monday, May 30, 2022

I'm so in love with the super cute collection Down on the Farm and I totally understand that it's been one of the most loved collections from Doodlebug so far. The color scheme is amazing, the patterns beautiful and the animals just adorable. After creating some small cards with the collection, I decided to make a layout.

I started by flipping through the papers and decided to go with one of my faves, a paper that also caught my eye the first time I went through all the papers, a denim blue paper with little pockets. Love it!!! I cut out three of the pockets and hand-stitched the existing pattern of each pocket. 

I wanted to fill the pockets with flowers. I chose a few papers from the coordinating Petite Prints pack of patterned paper that have a gingham pattern on one side and a linen pattern on the other side. Then I also went to my stash and used the striped/dotted 6x6 paper pad to have some more colors for my flowers. 

I love creating these flowers. They are so fast and easy to make and just look adorable. I always hand-cut out a wonky five-petaled flower shape, without tracing first. It's the best when it's super wonky and all the shapes look different! :) Then I layer them going from big to small... obviously... after shaping them a bit with my fingers, to give them more dimension:)  I topped them with a large enamel dot. I you want to add even more dimension and detail, you can distress the edges and add some tangled thread between layers.  

I also cut out leaves from green paper and then I placed everything on my layout. 
For the background, I chose a teal wood grain patterned paper that I really love. I added some white paint to brighten it up and add texture and also splattered some white paint. 

I adhered the pockets and flowers to the background and then went through the stickers of the collection to chose some things to embellish the pockets. Since we're three on the photo, I added three pigs to one of the pockets ;), then I added a tree and a mouse and also some grass with flowers and a sun. 

I matted the photo and adhered it to the layout too. To finish the layout I added the title and a little cluster with a fence, tree, chicken, and flower on the right side of the photo. Since the fence goes out of the layout, I wanted to balance the whole thing and do the same of the left side. So I added a piece of fence there too and a chick. 

I'm really happy with how cute this layout turned out... :) I'm excited to see your layouts with this collection and for more inspo, check out the blog every day and see the amazing creations from the team. 
See you soon lovelies,

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Doodlebug products used:

Down on the Farm Collection

Stripes / Dots Petite Prints

Skinny and Sunshine Alpha Stickers

Pink enamel dots

Other products used:

White acrylic paint

Acrylic pen

Blue embroidery thread


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Fun at the park... That's what I had last week, when I visited Disneyland Paris after 3 years. Normally, I go there a few times every year... but I really didn't want to have a half-good experience, wearing a mask... :)) So after my trip, I decided to make a layout, with one of the photos I took on that trip :)

To start, I went through my Fun at the Park collection and decided to use the paper with the film strips. I also wanted to use the paper frills in red and yellow. So I cut out three film strips and cut out some of the parts with the "images" (white parts), to be able to back them with little cute pictures from the collection. After doing that, I adhered two frills on each side of the main strip. I think that looks super cool. 

As a background I used a super light pink cardstock from Bazzil. I also had two mickey heads left, that I cut out of patterned paper, from a previous layout. I decided to stitch a border on those and use them on the layout. I matted my photo with a few pieces of patterned paper and then I placed all the elements on the page to see how I wanted everything to look.

Then I adhered everything in place, using liquid glue and foam squares, to have different dimensions. I also added some more paper frills behind the film strips. Since the left side of the layout is a lot more clean and naked, I decided to add some distressed look to the mickey heads. I used a blue and black gelato and a dauber to rub some dark color onto them. 

I went through all of the embellishments and chose some die cut pieces from the Chit&Chat pack and from the Odds&Ends pack. I also decided to use the camera shaker pop.

A few Jewels here and there and the layout was done :)

I love those Mickey colors, and of course they match my photo perfectly.

I hope you've been having some good times in parks lately and have taken some cool photos to scrap and use your Fun at the Park collection.

See you soon, 

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Doodlebug products used:

Fun at the Park collection

Other products used:

Pink cardstock from Bazzil


Emroidery thread 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Do you have some farm photos or cute farm animal photos you wanna scrap? Well here's the perfect collection for you. This week we got to work with Doodlebug Design's (older) collection Down on the Farm and I love it!

I don't think I made cards yet, since I've been on the Doodlebug design team, so this time, I decided to make some small cards. There's this adorable patterned paper included in the collection where you have nine bandanas in different colors and I absolutely fell in love with it! So it was clear to me, that I needed to use this paper. I cut all the squares apart, distressed the edges and then created white card bases for them to adhere them to. 

Then I went through all of the embellishments and created clusters, adhering the different pieces with liquid glue, foam tape and foam squares to have different dimensions.
I used die cut pieces, stickers, Doodle Pops, Jewels, enamel dots and shapes and colored thread.

I love going through everything and choosing stuff that goes together, creating little scenes and topping them off with Jewels and enamel dots. I also always add some highlights with a white pen to have even more dimension. 

I really enjoy using cut apart papers like this one with embellishments. It makes it super easy to create cute cards that you can keep in a drawer and use anytime you need them. The Chit Chit die cuts are also always a plus, because you don't need to think about finding a cute quote or sentiment, there's everything you need in the die cut pack. For each card I tried to find a sentiment that would match the animal I used on it. :)

Here are all the cards I created... My favorite one is the blue one with the barn and cow... I just love that color-combo.

That's it, it was as easy as that :)

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon with another Down on the Farm project.

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Doodlebug products used:

Down on the Farm collection


Enamel dots

Other products used:


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Ohhhh, how I love to make Easter projects!!! Heheeeee, always so cute and fun! This week, I decided to make a bunny-mini-album in rainbow colors... :)

Before deciding what I was going to do, I checked out all my Doodlebug cutfiles. I saw this fun little bunny and first thought of making a layout... but then I changed my mind and decided to make a mini album. Since I have a lot of 12x12 patterned papers from Doodlebug, with cool patterns and in all of the rainbow colors (called Petite Prints), I wanted to use rainbow colors for my pages. 

So I chose all of my papers and then used them with my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the shapes. The cover is made from the bunny cutfile with all of the tiny pieces to make the bunny. For the pages, I only cut out the outline of the bunny. To give a bit of interest to the pages, I created little pockets out of vellum, I also machine-stitched around all of the pages and I distressed the edges a bit.

On the cover, I hand-stitched all around the bunny, I love how that looks. :) I also added enamel sprinkles to the carrot, flower stickers to the bunny's head and a flower sticker to its belly. The flowers are from the Lots of Love collection. 

Then came the fun part of going from page to page and adhering photos and all kinds of embellishments. I used stickers, enamel shapes, Doodlepops and Chit Chat die cuts from last year's Easter collection called Hippity Hoppity. 

Take a look at the pages.

I put die cuts in my little vellum pockets, but of course, you can also put photos in there or hide little notes behind the die cuts. :) 

I also needed a charm tassel... I created this one in my last workshop with my girls... :) love the pink chicken...:)

This project was great to showcase the amazingly beautiful patterned papers of the Petite Prints collections. The colors are so vibrant and the patterns so fun. LOOOOOVE! :) 
Oh, I almost forgot... did you see that I also used the paper to put a bit of color in all of the bunnies ears? Heheee, cute right?

Hope you like my little mini and I wish everyone a wonderful Easter Day! 

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Doodlebug products:

Hippity Hoppity collection

Floral stickers from Lots of Love

Petite Prints:

6087 Ladybug Floral-Graph

5058 Mandarin Swiss Dot

6117 Lemon Dot-Stripe

5433 Citrus Gingham-Linen

6095 Limeade Floral-Graph

5065 Pistachio Swiss-Dot

6123 Bubbleblue Dot-Stripe

5439 Blue Jean Gingham-Linen

6101 Orchid Floral-Graph

5053 Bubblegum Swiss Dot

6108 Cupcake Dot-Stripe

Cutfile: D-353139

Other products used:

Charm tassel

Embroidery thread in teal

Binder ring in teal


Springy Feelings Layout for Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

It's that time of the year again... no, not Christmas... Easter :) I love decorating with bunnies and sheep and chicks and using pastel colors everywhere. So to start with my Easter layouts, I went with the Easter collection from last year, called Hippity Hoppity and I mixed in a few little embellishments from other collections and from the basics.

A wreath design is always a good choice when you want to use a ton of embellishments. This layout came together pretty fast, since I only needed to find the embellishments that I wanted to use and basically create a circle with those. 

I mainly used stickers and die cuts from the Hippity Hoppity collection. I decided to give the eggs and little characters more dimension and interest to make them stand out more. So for the eggs, I stitched some patterns into them, using embroidery thread. For the little characters, I used my Distress Oxides to give them cheeks and a colored border. 

I also distressed the edges of the characters, I just love that effect. To start with the wreath, I placed the big eggs and characters on my prepped patterned paper, first. You always want to start with the bigger embellishments and then going smaller and smaller. I adhered them to the page using foam squares and foam tape.

Then I started placing my middle-sized things. Like smaller eggs, flowers and leaves. I tried to fill the circle more and more, being careful to create a perfect shape. Then came the small embellies, like mini eggs, tiny flowers etc. just before adding the final touches, the enamel dots.

When placing the super small objects, try to fill in any gaps that remain and to keep a perfect circle. 
I also used the enamel dots in the center of the flowers, to decorate some eggs and I used tiny black ones on the eyes of the characters. 

For my title, I went super simple. I used the Abigail and Sunshine alpha stickers.

I love creating wreaths, they are super fun to make and as I said, you can use a ton of embellishments, which I really love! I hope you were inspired to start your Easter projects too. I look forward to the new spring collections from Doodlebug, I can't wait. :)

See you soon...

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Doodlebug products used:

Hippitiy Hoppity collection

Abigail stickers

Sunshine stickers

Black enamel dots

Floral die cuts from Lots of Love

Other products used:

Embroidery thread


Distress Oxides

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