Friday, October 22, 2021

I like all things spooky and when it comes to October, I could scrap Halloween layouts and mini albums every day :) I love the new Doodlebug Halloween collection, called Happy Haunting, and created my very first layout yesterday. I like the bright colors and I love that there's some pink in the collection. :)

For this layout, I went to the Silhouette store and chose two of the older Halloween cutfiles from Doodlebug, the pumpkins and the ghosts. First, I let my machine cut out all of the pieces, then I assembled all the parts of the pumpkins and adhered them to some white cardstock. I hand-stitched around the whole design, using color-matching thread. To give the pumpkins more detail and dimension, I added shadows and highlights, using Distress Oxides and a white pen. Then I cut the design out, leaving white borders. 

For the background, I did some easy mixed media. First I added color using my Gelatos and a baby wipe and then I added some stars with a stencil an my Distress Oxides. To finish, and make it more interesting, I splattered white paint on top and let everything dry.

For the ghosts, I just added some color around the edges with my Oxides and then adhered them to some vellum using foam squares and ripped the paper around the ghost, leaving a distressed, transparent border.

I knew that I wanted the pumpkins to be on the bottom of the page but I didn't really know, where I was going to place my ghosts.

After some playing around, I decided how I wanted to place the photo and the ghosts and then I started going through the die cuts and stickers to find some more things to add. 
I really love the naked, spooky trees in the background and the little bats, flying around... ;)

To top the layout off, I added some colorful stars, a worm sticker and a cute little shaker pumpkin on top of the other pumpkins. LOVE IT! :)

I hope you like how the layout turned out. Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon! :)

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Doodlebug products used:

Happy Haunting collection


- Pumpkins - Pumpkin Spice 

- Ghosts - Pumpkin Party

Other products used:

Embroidery thread

Distress Oxides

Star Stencil


Monday, October 11, 2021

What a fun new collection to work with!!! 
I was so pleased when I saw the new Doodlebug collection. I have many theme park photos that I want to scrap and this collection is just perfect for it! :)

So for my very first layout with FUN AT THE PARK, I wanted to scrap some photos I took two years ago, when I visited Disneyworld in Orlando. I had this cool photo of myself, dressed in black and red with the castle in the background and I thought that it was, of course, just perfect for this collection. 

So I wanted to make a Mickey head, because I'm wearing Minnie ears on the photo. I started by drawing half of the shape on a white sheet of paper. Then I folded the paper and cut it out, so that the shape of the head would be symmetrical. I traced it on four different patterned papers from the collection, cut them out and then cut out the inner part, so that the shapes would only be frames of around 1cm thickness. Then I took them to my sewing machine and sewed around them with matching colors and using a gold thread for the black head.

For my background, I used blue gelatos and a baby wipe to create this hazy and soft base for my mickey head. I also added blue and gold splatters. When that was completely dry, I started adding my shapes. I adhered the black and blue ones using liquid glue and putting them directly onto the paper. Then I added the yellow and the red ones, using foam squares. 

I matted my photos on a white with polka dots patterned paper and adhered them to the layout first thing,  to be able to see exactly where I had the space to put my embellishments. I went through the die-cuts and the stickers and chose popcorn, birds, a coke bottle, ice cream, a Minnie bow, a sun, a camera, a palm tree... to add to the frame. 
I also used a castle to put on the inside of the frame. It matched my photos so well :)

Then I created my title, using a Chit Chat die-cut and some alpha stickers in black and red. 
To finish this layout, I added stars, enamel dots and jewels all around the Mickey head frame and then I also added some tangled thread in three places. 

I hope you like the layout and are excited to start working with this super fun collection. I LOVE it... even though there's no pink in it and that means A LOT!!! :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon!

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Doodlebug products used:

Fun at the park collection

Shin-Dig alphas

My Type alphas

Other products used:

Blue gelatos

Blue and gold ink sprays

Colored thread


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Are you ready to document October and Halloween?? Well, as much as I hate preparing and thinking about the next season and holidays, while I'm still enjoying the one I'm in at that moment, I think Summer is officially over and I'm ready for Fall and Halloween.

So I decided to create a cute mini album using the new collection, Happy Haunting.

I wanted to include different sized pages, using the tags included in the collection and the tag cut-apart patterned paper. I cut the paper apart, chose the tags that I wanted to use and went through the rest of the die-cuts to see what I wanted to add. Then I also cut out some rectangles from the 6x6 paper pad. 
When I had all my pages, I put them in a specific order, so to have a good mix of different sizes. I stitched some of the tags and papers with my sewing machine to add some texture and then I also added pompom  trim to the bottom of a few of them. 

I attached them all to a black metal ring and then I started with the cover. 

For the cover, I used the amazing green and purple metallic chevron sugar coated cardstock. LOVE THEM!!! I just cut out a long rectangle, folded it in two places and that was it! :) I pierced two holes into the spine to attach the ring to it and the album was basically done.

Then came the good part... the decorating!

To decorate, I went page by page, going through all the embellishments and adding die-cuts, stickers, enamel shapes, jewels, doodle pops, paper frills... I adhered a lot of embellishments using foam squares and tape to create a lot of dimension. 

Here is a look at all of the pages... have fun! :)

I think it turned out sooo cute! :) I loved adding jewels or googly eyes to the little characters. The blank pages and spots are for photos of course and I plan to add photos from when we'll visit Disneyland Paris or Europa-Park in Germany for Halloween. 

On the cover I created a little spooky scene, using a haunted house and some cute characters. I used magnets behind the cat to close the album. It was the first time I tried that and I love how it turned out. 

To make the album even more special, I created a dangly tassel, using all kinds of beads and charms in the colors of the collection.

I hope you like how it turned out and are inspired to create one too!

Have fun and happy HALLOWEEN!!!

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Doodlebug products used:

- Happy Haunting collection

Other products used:

- Beads and charms

- Clasp

- Pompom trim

- Metallic ring

- Magnets

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Other than creating layouts and mini albums, I LOVE making tassels to hang on my creations. For today's post, I made super cute charm tassels with paper beads and Doodle-Pops. 

I have been on vacation the last two weeks. When I came back, some packages had arrived and they contained clasps and chain links in a lot of different colors. I went through my Cute&Crafty collection and thought it would be fun, using the Doodle-Pops, combined with my new things, to create super adorable tassels. 

To start I chose all the things I would need to make three tassels in different colors. I gathered the clasps, chain links, rings, Doodle-Pops, Doodle Twine, Jewels and patterned papers in three different colors: pink, blue and yellow. 
Then I started assembling everything.

I created the paper beads myself, using 4x4 patterned papers. To do that, I cut super thin and long triangles, a bit like stripes of paper, but in a triangular shape. Then I rolled them up, starting at the wide end. Done! It's that easy :) I made 15 beads, 5 for each tassel.

For the yellow and pink embellishment, I created fluffy tassels, using the Doodlebug twine. For the blue one, I used a piece of ribbon with polkadots, included in the Sweet Shoppe Assortment (tutti fruitti). 

I also made tiny tassels out of paper to attach to the colored chain links and I adhered two big jewels to the white chain links. To attach the Doodle Pop, I adhered it to a piece of patterned paper, created a loop on top by punching a small hole and cut the sticker out, leaving a border.

I love how they turned out!!! I attached the pink one to my Doodlebug traveler's notebook and it looks adorable. You can use these to put on your mini albums, cards or just as a gift. 

Hope you like the idea and are inspired to make some too. 

See you soon... :)

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Doodlebug products used:

- Cute&Crafty collection
- Doodle Twine
- Jewels
- 6x6 paper pad: Dot/Stripe
- Sweet Shoppe Assortment: tutti fruitti

Other products used:

- chain links
- clasps
- rings

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Yay for shaker cards!!! 

Haha... I love shaker pockets and cards, do you? For this project I decided to create three shaker cards, using a Doodlebug cutfile

To start, I went through the new Cute&Crafty cutfiles and found this cute Jars&Sprinkles cutfile. Since the jars are filled with glitter and sequins in reality, I thought it would be a cool idea to use those for my shaker cards and fill them too.

To start, I cut all the pieces out, using different Doodlebug colored cardstock sheets. I cut out the container part twice; once like it was originally, the second one, I changed a bit, letting the machine cut out the inner part, so that I would have a window to back with acetate. 

I adhered all of the pieces together after adding some ink around the edges, then I added some highlights with a white jelly pen. 

I backed the "open" jar with a piece of acetate and then I but dimensional foam tape around all the edges. 
To fill the little jar, I used three different "Sugar Coating" glitters and sequins. Then I added the "filled" jar on top, to close the shaker pocket. 

For my card bases, I used three patterned papers from the collection, that had a white background. I cut them 8x8inches and folded them in the middle, to create an 8x4 card. I put some ink around the borders to create a frame and then adhered the little jars on top. 

As a sentiment, I used three banners included in the "Chit Chat" die cuts. To finish the cards, I added two buttons to the top of each jar.

I think the cards turned out super cute and they can be used for every occasion. 

Thank you so much for stopping by...

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Doodlebug Products used:

Cute & Crafty collection

Doodle Twine in pink and teal


Jars of Sprinkles

Other products used:

Distress Oxides

Silhouette Cameo

Orange thread

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