Doodlebug Designs

Doodlebug Design Americana | Mid Week Mojo Tulip #5

Tulip – Week 5 of 10
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The summer season is descending upon us. Even though here in Utah we are having rainstorm after rainstorm I am still looking forward to outdoor family parties, bar-b-cues and all things warm and happy. The Americana Collections from Doodlebug Design put me in a summer fun mood almost immediately. Then I found this pic from last summer with the cute Jovi ready for a party and I just had to use it for today’s Mid Week Mojo

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

With all of the fun papers included in this kit – embossed, flocked, patterned – I wanted to figure out a way to use as many of the patterns and textures as possible. I decided to create a sort of quilt effect for all of the patterns and use the flocked papers as bold color accents attached to the embossed background paper.

I’ve always had a challenge with leaving white space on a layout, but I faced my fear and tried it out on this one. The included embellishments added such a fun focal point to bring your eye to this awesome photo.

After creating my flocked paper doily I wanted to add some of the fun and colorful embellishments to the page. While this space would also be great for a photo I had a blast with the stickers, pop dots and ribbon.

While the title may seem an obvious match to this collection, I love the scripty words on this sticker title and how the space lent itself to more embellishments.

A big congrats to Nicole Paul, you are last week’s winner!

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Mid Week Mojo Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Tulip #5) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST May 26th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Tulip #5 creation.

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If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You can find all of the details here. As we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Doodlebug Designs Spring & Easter | Mid Week Mojo Daffodil #8

Daffodil – Week 8 of 10
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As we all sit here wishing our winters would end and our spring would begin, looking at the  Doodlebug Design Spring & Easter Kits definitely helped. EThe bright and happy colors and designs Doodlebug is known for comes out in spades with these collections. For today’s  Mid Week Mojo I decided to use a little bit from each kit since the collections always mix and match. I love how they blended together so well to celebrate welcoming a baby girl into the Robbins family.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

Springtime is a great celebration of new flowers, new trees and new gardens. It’s also a great color palette to celebrate a new birth. While these collections were made more for spring and Easter, I love how we could highlight baby girl Robbins. Check out some close ups of the layout elements.

A big congrats to Staci Jones, you are last week’s winner!

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Mid Week Mojo Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Daffodil #8) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST March 30th. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Daffodil #8 creation.

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If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You can find all of the details here. As we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Doodlebug Design Halloween | Monday Craft Madness #36

We have been enjoying our Annual Retreat the past few days (blog post about all the fun to come) and with all of the planning, prepping and partying I procrastinated in getting today’s project done.  I have to say a huge thank you to Van Nugyen, Erin Colby, Brenda Smith and Erin Shultz for spending the other night in my room at the retreat creating this project for me.  I love Doodlebug Design Halloween Collections  The cute, clean designs just remind me of Halloween when my kids were young.  In trying to reminisce those days I thoughf of this project, but luckily my friends and loyal ScrapbookSteals Fans actually did the creating for today’s Monday Craft Madness .… So today’s theme is:

Decor

Create something to display or show us your favorite. Here’s what I (they) created:

I love these printer trays for creating holiday decorations. They are a quick and easy way to create something fun and be able to see your creation all at the same time.  Here are some close ups:

The spider sticker and a pop dot makes a cute and scary-ish display. And those monster doodlepops, can they be any cuter?

Using the pattern papers and a little fussy cutting creates awesome little sections as well.

 

 

Some of the patterned papers that have cut out cards fit more than perfectly on their own in one of the sections.

This project turned out so cute, I just love our ScrapbookSteals fans, well family really. We are blessed here at Steals.com to call you all friends.

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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until September 26th to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:

Monday Craft Madness #35 Cards

Monday Craft Madness #34 Princess

Monday Craft Madness #33 Mini Albums

If you’d like to enter to win the MONTH Monday Craft Madness prize, fill out the form below!

That’s right, we have an all-new way to enter to win our Monthly Craft Madness Prize! Fill out the form each week and get easy entries for being our fan on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or sharing the inspiration photos on Pinterest. You get to pick and choose how you want to enter! Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc) following the week’s themes for a huge chance to win — 10 entries for each project!

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At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the entries and pick one winner who will receive an awesome scrapbookSTEALS swag bag full of goodies!

Doodlebug Designs Happy Harvest | Mid Week Mojo Gardenia #2

Pansy – Week 2 of 10
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Warm colors, warm clothes, cold weather, it all adds up to autumn time around here. All of these things remind me of family and the  Doodlebug Designs Happy Harvest Collection brings out all of those feelings.  For today’s  Mid Week Mojo I used a family photo from the Fairbanks family. Super cute new little family.

Here is the layout:

Here is the sketch:

You can’t really find much cuter out there than Doodlebug Designs. Their bright, fun colors and their cute whimsical designs will stand the test of time. Since their color palette is used throughout all of their collections, you can choose products from any and all fall designs and it will go together seamlessly.

I changed one of the Simply Put Album Inserts into a tag to add a little bit of journaling.

The sticker borders are great and the intricate design adds some elegance to any project.

The package of mini flowers are so quick an easy to make, I got a little obsessed with them. I love the look of them all around the layout.

I used some pop dots on a few of the flowers and then added the doodle pop stickers and the flair buttons to add extra dimension.

A big congrats to Emily Aurora, you are last week’s winner!

Please send an email to giveaway@steals.com and include your address and tell them you are our Mid Week Mojo Winner and we will send some scrapbook swag your way!

To enter to win this week’s prize, complete this sketch (Gardenia #2) and have it posted somewhere online by 11:59 PM MST September 22, 2014. Leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your Gardenia #2 creation.

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If you’re new, we’d love to see you join in! Each Wednesday we provide a sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MT to leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. You can find all of the details here. As we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Can’t wait to see the interpretations of this week’s sketch start popping up on our Facebook fan page! If you haven’t already liked us, stop by.

Sneak Peeks From Our Favorite Brands

Last week I was able to go to a little trade show, right here in Salt Lake City. I have been in and around the crafting world for over a decade and this is the first time I was able to attend a show without boarding an airplane first. This was a small show and closed to the public, so I thought I would show a little of what I was able to see from some of our favorite brands. (Please excuse some of my iPhone photos)

My Mind’s Eye

Bo Bunny

Echo Park & Carta Bella Paper

Silhouette – I’m loving what they are doing with fabric.

Graphic45

Lawn Fawn

Simple Stories

And last but definitely not least…

Teresa Collins

I have been trying to pick a favorite for days now, but I just can’t.  Do you have a favorite? Let us know!