Eat, sleep, craft, repeat layout for DOODELBUG DESIGN

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Who loves rainbow layouts? :)

I think we all do, right? The new Cute&Crafty collection is not only perfect to document your crafty memories, but also has the most perfect rainbow colors ever. One of the patterned papers especially caught my eye and I absolutely wanted to use it for my next layout...

This rainbow paper is just so pretty and I wanted to create a pretty layout with it. I always like these striped papers and mostly I use them in a horizontal direction. For this one, I wanted to change it and used it vertically. I cut off one of the colors (sadly...;)) and the borders to have a square page and adhered it to a white paper and one of the floral patterned papers to create a beautiful frame. 
Then I stitched around it.

To give my rainbow stripes more texture, I stitched a lot of tight zig-zag lines horizontally and vertically, with white thread. Then I took my gelatos and a baby wipe and added some color, to deepen some areas on the paper. It colored the thread as well and this gave the background even more interest.

I went through the Bits&Pieces die cuts and chose the flowers I wanted to use. I placed them on the layout until I was happy with the result. I matted my photo with different patterned papers and adhered it to the background using foam tape. 

Then I attached all of the flowers, after distressing the edges, using liquid glue for some and foam squares for others. 
For the title, I used one of the die cut words and alpha stickers in gold and pink. 

From the Odds&Ends die cut pieces, I used five embroidery thread spools in different colors and adhered them to the matching colored stripes. I embellished the flowers with jewels and enamel dots and also used some other little embellishments to finish the page. 
I added gold splatters at the end and that was it.

I love how colorful and bright the layout is and I love to work with this collection!! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by,

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Doodlebug products used:
Cute&Crafty collection
Alpha stickers
Fancy Frills

Other products used:
White 12x12 cardstock

Create with friends layout for DOODLEBUG DESIGN

Sunday, July 18, 2021

The crafty collection that you've been waiting for, is finally here!!!

When I got the new Cute&Crafty collection, I couldn't wait to create something with it... I even took a photo of me and two friends, when we were scrapping, to make sure to have my photo ready to go.

Here's my first layout created with the new super adorable Doodlebug collection.

For this first layout, I wanted to make sure to use as many of the cute little stickers, as I could. An easy way to do that, is to have something on your layout, that you can fill with stickers and embellishments.

Since it's a crafty collection and I love to have my layouts super colorful, I decided to go with splashes of color, that I could fill with tons of embellishments. 
I started by choosing the patterned papers and cardstocks and then cut out random, wonky shapes for the splatters. As a background, I used the patterned paper filled with little splatters of color. I just LOVE that paper and was so pleased to see it in the collection! :)

When I had my big splatters cut out, I colored the edges using my Distress Oxides and then distressed the edges with my scissors. I adhered them to the background, just putting a bit of glue in the middle of each splatter, so that the edges would bent up and give a lot of dimension. 

I went through the cardstock stickers and started adhering them to each splatter, using matching colors. then I also used enamel hearts and dots and jewels in each of the colors to fill smaller holes. I also loved using some of the buttons and threaded some embroidery thread through them, with a little knot. 

I matted my photo on some layers of patterned paper, adhered it to the layout and then went on with my title. 
When it was time to create the title, I noticed that the background would be a bit crowded and that the title would probably have a hard time standing out... So I used white paint and a baby wipe to create some lighter areas around the photo. I wasn't sure how to make the title. At first I thought I wanted to make each letter with a different color. I tried that, but with all the color going on, it wasn't working. So I decided to go with a cursive font and the color black. 

I liked that a lot better and that way the title was really standing out and balanced the black in the photo. I added the words "with friends" to my hand-cut word "create", using alpha stickers in black. 

I used two Doodle Pops around the photo and then also used some black enamel hearts and splattered some black ink, to add more black around the page. 

For a final touch, I ripped a bit of the background page from the upper right and bottom left and backed the missing pieces with the striped rainbow paper from the collection. 

I hope you like the layout and are excited to try the new collection!

Thx for stopping by,

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Doodlebug products used:
Cute & Crafty collection
Embroidery thread
Colored cardstock
Black enamel hearts

Other products used:
Black pen
Distress Oxides

Happy to be free layout for Doodlebug Design

Monday, July 5, 2021

It's time to get out all of your blue, red and white stuff and have a fun 4th of July celebration!!! :) At least, if you're living in the United states, haha!

I live in Luxembourg, so of course, we don't celebrate 4th of July. We celebrated our National holiday on June 23rd tough and the colors of the luxembourgish flag are blue, red and white too, so I could pretty much use everything 4th of July themed here too... but, for this project I made a layout about freedom and how important it is to me to just feel free.

When I went through the Land that I love collection, the cute eagle Doodle-pop just really caught my eye and I wanted to paper-piece and hand-stitch it in a much bigger size, to be the star of my layout... :)

So I started by hand-drawing the eagle onto a white sheet of paper, cut out the different parts, traced around them on the cute patterned papers from the collection and then adhered everything together and stitched around, using different colors. Before I adhered the parts together tough, I created shadows with my Distress Oxides. For the eye of the eagle I used a big black Jewel.

For the background, I chose a white 12x12 sheet of paper and did some mixed media on it. I prepped the page with white gesso, let it dry and then used gelatos to get some color on there. Of course, I used red and different shades of blue and teal. When it was dry, I used the two cloud stamps, included in the stamp set from the collection, to stamp some little clouds on the upper part of the page. I used Distress Oxides to stamp and then used a small brush with water to go over all the stamped lines of the clouds and make them more blurry and faded and color them in a bit.

Then I cut out some clouds out of white paper, put some color around the edges and added them to the background. I also used three die-cut cloud pieces to add. 

For my photo, I chose one that matched perfectly with the colors, since that day I was dressed in blue, red and white. Plus, we took that photo when we visited Provence, FRANCE, and I really felt good and... free! Free to do what I wanted, free to go where I wanted, just free and happy... the way I pretty much feel every day... haha :)

I matted the photo on four different patterned paper scraps and then I placed my eagle and photo on the layout to see how I wanted it to be. When I found a good placement, I adhered everything down, using foam tape for the eagle. 

I went through the embellishments and chose some die-cut rosettes and stars, enamel dots, Jewels, cardstock stickers and alpha stickers to add to my page. I love how these last additions always make the page a lot cuter. I splattered silver paint all over and then I was done! 

I hope you like the layout and are inspired to create a fun red, blue and white project. 

For all my friends, living in the USA, have a great 4th of July celebration!!! :)

See you soon,

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Doodlebug products used:

- Land that I love collection

- Black Jewels

- Alpha stickers

Other products used:

- Embroidery thread

- Distress Oxides

- Liquitex gesso 


Recipe Mini book for Doodlebug Design

Do you have a ton of yummy recipes that you want to share with best friends or family? 

Well, I have a super cute gift idea for you, using the sweetest and yummiest Doodlebug collection, Made With Love.

For this project, I absolutely wanted to use this cute collection again! I wasn't sure what to create, but I was thinking about not making a layout, as I usually do, when my eyes fell on the recipe cards, included in the collection. They are so sweet and the perfect size for a small recipe book, in which you can save your fave recipes and makes an amazing little personalized gift too.

I started by choosing all of the patterned papers that I wanted to use for my decorated pages. I used eight of them and also wanted to include one of the cards, from the cards and envelopes pack. I wanted to add three recipe cards in between every two decorated pages. 

For the cover I used this pretty teal patterned paper and for the back cover, the polka dotted yellow paper. I used thick chipboard to wrap the paper around, to create a very sturdy album. I bound all of the pages with a Cinch tool and for an added cute look, I added a lot of colorful twine to the binding wires.

I went crazy with decorating the book, using Doodle-Pops, enamel dots and shapes, jewels, stickers and buttons. I LOVE the buttons included in this collection and wanted to add as many as possible :)

For the front cover, I also created a cute, distressed flower and added a button with a bit of twine in the center. 

I love using Doodlebug Alpha stickers. Since I have so many colors and fonts, it's so fun to create interesting titles, varying fonts and colors. 

Take a look at all of the pages, which I had a lot of fun creating...

This is how the recipe cards look. They are so cute and awesome to write down your fave recipes that you never want to forget or that you want to share with a loved one.

Can you spot the little cutie that made it all the way from one collection to the other...? ;)

On this last page, I added a piece of acetate, creating a little pocket in which you can add little notes and tickets. 

Can you spot all of the buttons I used on each page? My favorites are the brown square ones, on the chocolate page... ;)

I hope you like this little project idea and are inspired to create your own recipe booklet.

See you soon, 

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Doodlebug products used:

Made with Love collection
Doodle Twine and Chunky Twine in Bumblebee, Limeade, Ladybug and Bubblegum
Paper Frills
Alpha stickers: Sunshine, My Type, Skinny

Other products used:
Cinch tool
Binding wire

Happy Days layout for Doodlebug Design

Friday, May 28, 2021

Do you like making grid design layouts... ? I don't know if it's something for everyone, but I LOVE them and it's been quite some time, since I made one, so I really enjoyed making this layout.

What I love about grid designs, is that they are so easy and they come together super fast, plus, they always turn out fun. 

For my layout, I started by choosing the patterned papers that I wanted to use. I used the Fairy Garden collection for this layout which has amazingly cute papers. I chose four that have a white background and colorful pattern and then five that only have one color. I backed them with white paper and distressed the edges. Then I backed them with white paper once more but used foam tape this time, to make them pop and to create some shadows. I distressed the edges again to make the whole thing more fun and interesting. 

I adhered my nine squares to a blue patterned paper with clouds that I had splattered with white paint just before. 

I used a photo of me and my girlfriends, matted it on white, then colorful patterned paper and adhered it to the layout.

Then I went through all of the embellishments from the collection and spent some time choosing and deciding what I wanted to do and where I wanted to place everything. 

I kind of did a vertical design by leaving the upper right and bottom left corner a bit more empty. Just those two blank spots help the whole layout seem less overcrowded and give the eyes a place to rest. For the rest, I used die-cut pieces, enamel shapes, enamel dots and jewels. I also used a Doodle Pop rainbow with clouds, love it!! 

I adhered some of the embellishments with liquid glue, directly onto the paper, and other ones I adhered using foam squares. I love it when the layout has different dimensions and has those shadows you create when you use dimensional adhesives. 

I love the word die-cuts from Doodlebug. There's always a word you can use for your title. I love to pair those with alpha stickers in different fonts. 

That was it guys,
hope you enjoyed it and see you very soon!

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Doodlebug products used:
Fairy Garden collection
6x6 paper pad Dots&Stripes
6x6 paper pad Floral&Graph

Other products used:
White cardstock
White paint pen

This Beautiful Place layout for DOODLEBUG DESIGN

Friday, May 14, 2021

Are you already enjoying springy sunny weather where you live? Well I can honestly tell you that I will go crazy if spring doesn't start soon here in Luxembourg... :) That's why I love creating super bright and sunny layouts, so I can look at them, rather to look outside my windows... LOL!!

For this layout, I absolutely wanted to use a cute Doodlebug cutfile. I went through the cutfiles in the shop and found these cute planters. I cut them out, using Doodlebug cardstock in pink, blue, some brown and two different shades of green. I adhered all the pieces together after shading them a bit, using a dauber and my Distress Oxides. 

For my background, I did a bit of mixed media, by prepping my page with gesso and then using acrylics and acrylic inks and a lot of water. I decided to go with bright green and teal colors for the background and when everything was dry, I added white splatters with my Montana marker... of course... :)

When my background was ready, I took my two plants and put them on my page just to see where exactly I wanted to place them. I adhered them using foam tape and little foam squares to create dimension and shadows on my layout.

I used a photo I took two years ago, when I was on vacation in Italy and we visited Isola Bella. I think that photo matches the vibe of the layout perfectly... magical, springy and like a fairytale... haha. I matted the photo on pink patterned paper and then some vellum and adhered it to the layout, letting some of the leaves of the plants overlap it. 

Then came the best part: embellishing! For my title, I used some alpha letters in black, the die-cut piece saying "beautiful" and I hand-cut the letters to write "place" from different patterned papers from the collection. 

I used flower stickers from the sticker roll, enamel shapes and dots and jewels... Can't have enough of those!! I also cut hand-cut out a sun from yellow paper to place behind my photo and fill up a bit of the white space on the upper part of the layout. 

I LOVE the cute little snails on the planters... so ADORABLE! To finish, I placed a Doodle Pops fairy on one of the planters, which was the perfect final touch. 

I hope you like the layout and are inspired to create something springy and happy, using a ton of Doodlebug embellishments! :)

Thx so much for stopping by, see you soon,


Doodlebug products used:
Fairy Garden collection
Cardstock in pink, blue, brown and green
6x6 paper pad Stripes&Dots

Othe products:
Silhouette Cameo
Acrylic Inks
White cardstock sheet
Distress Oxides

Hello Spring layout for Doodlebug Design

Saturday, May 1, 2021

I don't know about you all, but I love the new Fairy Garden collection. It's perfect to document your Easter and spring photos but it really can be used for anything at all, as long as you want to create something bright and fun and happy... ;)

Here's my first layout created with this pretty collection,

When I first got the collection, the big die cut flowers immediately jumped to my eyes. I knew I wanted to assemble them, hand-stitch them and use them as big embellishments on my page. So I did! :)
I love the size of them, they are big but not too big and they have the perfect flower shapes and colors. 

I needed a cool background for my fun flowers, so I thought it would be fun to create a kind of weaved pattern, like a weaved basket, to put my flowers onto. I cut approximately 1/2 and 1/4 inch stripes from a lot of patterned papers and then ripped them in two to have smaller pieces. Then I weaved them together and adhered them in two opposite corners. 

Then I wanted to make it more distressed and give it more texture and dimension, so first I went over some parts with gesso and watercolors and then I stitched over some of the stripes with straight and zig-zag stitches. I love how that turned out.

It was finally time to adhere my flowers to my page. I attached them using thick foam squares. After that, I used the leaves that were included in the same pack as the flowers, I shaded and distressed the borders and added them to the layout.

I matted my photo with some scraps of patterned paper and then also added it to the layout. For my title, I used a word die cut saying "Hello" and some Abigail alpha stickers to write the word "Spring".

To make the layout cuter, I went through all of the embellishments to choose the ones I wanted to add. I love that part and Doodlebug collections always have so many choices... :)
I added some glitter enamel dots, jewels, enamel shapes (Sprinkles), die cut pieces and a flower clip. To finish I sprinkled some gold ink. 

I hope you like the layout and are inspired to create beautiful projects with this super cute collection.
Thank you for stopping by, 
see you soon,

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Doodlebug products used:

- Fairy garden collection

Other products used:

- Sewing machine

- Sewing thread

- Lindy's magical powders

- Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine

- Gesso

- White cardstock sheet

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