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Doodlebug Designs Striped Buttons

I am SO excited today to be bringing to you the ScrapbookSteals Summer Design Team and their amazing craftiness. They have totally rocked the house with today’s steal, the Doodlebug Designs Striped Buttons. As their projects came flowing in my jaw kept dropping just a little bit more. I’m telling ya, you are in for a treat, so enjoy!

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First off, let’s take a little stroll through the project from Katrina Hunt. Katrina shows how versatile these buttons are. She used the solid backside of one to complete her bow.

I love how she created the “seed packet” with the buttons. So fun!

And then there is this amazing creation that makes me grin from ear to ear. GORGEOUS! (And maybe if she loves me she will send it to me.) ;)

Next, we have these lil’ beauts from Regina Mangum. Using the buttons for the tires on the bicycle is pure genius!

Another great use is to make the buttons the heads of flowers. I know anyone would be thrilled to get this card.

Now we finish up with project from the amazing Kerys Sharrock. She made another twist on a flower, using the button as the center. One of my favorite uses for a button!

And this little “balloon” gift bag is wonderful!

As you can see we are in for an absolute treat for the next three months as these talented ladies bring to you inspiration. Be sure to check out their blogs for lots of amazing ideas! Also be sure to check in tomorrow for our blog hop! We are a week early this month so don’t forget!

Doodlebug Designs Mono Buttons

Gosh, I love a good button. It’s the perfect itty-bitty embellishment that can take any project to the next level and is my definite “go to” in paper crafting.  Today our lovely design team member Cyndee Kawa rocks the house in her farewell design team project using the Doodlebug Designs Mono Buttons.

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Who doesn’t love a versatile embellishment? You’re in luck, because today’s steal, Doodlebug Mono Buttons, are exactly that! Doodlebug buttons come in bright, happy colors that coordinate and compliment so many paper collections and manufacturers. As soon as I got the buttons in my hands (and promptly hid the pink ones from my daughter), the ideas started coming!

Doodlebug buttons are one of those perfect embellishments that you can use for boys or girls, dress them up or leave them plain, make them the focus, or use them to enhance. The crafting possibilities are truly endless! And have I mentioned that there are GLITTERY and POLKA DOT buttons?

I thought I’d start out ‘simple’ and use buttons as so many of us do – the center of flowers. So sweet, and with the addition of a little twine, the perfect finishing touch to a layout (or card).

I’ve been wanting to scrap these photos of my daughter being fascinated with Daddy blowing bubbles. The pink buttons were the perfect way to highlight and represent the bubble gum color and bubbles themselves.  (Note the polka dots and glitter – love!) Buttons also make great borders and banner additions.

When I received the variety of button colors, I instantly thought RAINBOW! I dug through my paper scraps, and created this happy card.

After having two opportunities come along this spring (that I’d never imagined), I decided I needed to jump on the bucket list bandwagon, so I created a layout about it! And buttons are the perfect thing to fill your bucket with!

For my final Design Team project, I thought I’d make my sweet girl a little something for the upcoming 4th of July. She *loves* to get all dressed up in red/white/blue for it, so what better addition to her outfit, but a hair clip! She caught me while I was gluing it all together, and managed to walk off with a few more of the glittery buttons – for HER scrapbook stash…

If you’re looking for a little more inspiration, come check out my blog for some close ups of my layouts and an additional project or two!

A HUGE thank you to Kristy and ScrapbookSteals for giving me this amazing opportunity of being on the Spring Term Design Team. It’s been so much fun, and working with Kristy is always a treat! I loved coming up with ideas, and hopefully gave some inspiration along the way! Now head back to ScrapbookSteals.com and steal yourself some Doodlebug Mono Buttons!

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Cyndee, I’m actually teary that your term has come to an end. I cannot thank you enough for being such an amazing premiere design team member here at ScrapbookSteals.com! I wish on behalf of all of us that I could squeeze through the interwebs and give you a big ol’ hug for being willing to share your time and talents with us! Thank you, thank you and thank you again!

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend! I’ll see you on Monday for another round of Monday Card Madness inspiration.

<3 Kristy

Doodlebug Design Silk Flowers | How To’sday

Silk + Flowers = Happiness! Especially when you add the whimsical colors, sparkle and dots of today’s steal the Doodlebug Design Silk Flowers.

Today we are in for fabulous fun and flowery treat as Doodlebug Design Team member Elizabeth Carney gives us a little How To’sday using the bold and beautiful blossoms.

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Hey there everyone, Elizabeth here to talk to you today about basics and flowers!
I’m a pretty simple scrapper, so I don’t normally don’t do fancy-smacy stuff. In fact, I let others do that stuff and their pages are amazing, but I am what I call a basic, simple scrapper.
Case in point, when I was asked by ScrapbookSteals to do projects with these cute flowers from Doodlebug Design, Inc. I created these cuties!
See? Nothing to it! The only thing I did with each of the flowers was mix them together for the base of my layout!
I sat there looking at them and realized I didn’t have to do anything fancy. They are so cute so I really let them speak for themselves! All I did was embellish them on my pages, easy-peasy!
Remember, sometimes being a simple scrapper really does show off a product that makes you want to buy it and use it as-is! You should stop by ScrapbookSteals and check out those cute flowers and other products as well!
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Elizabeth, I love your projects! The Doodlebug silk flowers have got to be some of my favorites for sure. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy life to share your talents with us. :)

And now it’s time to announce the winner from last weekend’s Blog Hop.  This month’s winner comes to us as lucky commenter #80 on Regina Mangum’s blog post. RUZA REBEL, you are the winner of a $20.00 gift code from ScrapbookSteals.com! Just think, $20.00 to spend on crafty goodness of your choosing. Not a bad deal for simply leaving a comment at Regina’s blog! Ruza, we will be contacting you with information regarding your gift code.

If you missed out on this month’s Blog Hop, mark your calendars for the 2nd Friday of each month! I’ve seen sneak peeks of the projects for July and they are AMAZING.

I hope everyone has a great day.  I’ll see you tomorrow for a single 4×6-vertical photo Mid Week Mojo fun!


Doodlebug Butterflies

It’s no secret, I love to alter things. I love to take a piece of chipboard and make it my own! Today’s steal the Doodlebug Butterflies made the springboard for creating so easy. With so many different color combinations to choose from, the possibilities are outstanding!

I have to admit, once again it’s as though the manufacturer created a product just for me. Just a couple of weeks ago, we decided to do an overhaul on my teenage girls bedroom. The papers in one of the collections were perfect to match their new paint, so I decided to make them each a butterfly to bling up their message boards.

I’ll walk you through the step by step process of how I created my butterflies.

Step 1: Select the papers you would like to use to cover your butterflies and trace the shape onto the paper and then cut out. Note: while these butterflies are designed to be individual altered pieces, I thought it would be fun to layer them for added dimension.

Step 2: For added dimension, in the edges of the cut out shapes with a coordinating ink.

Step 3: I thought it would be fun to add a little heat embossing around the white edges of the butterfly. Simply brush the edges of the butterfly across a Versamark or other pigment ink pad, add desired color of powder and heat.

Step 4: I wanted to add a little more glimmer to my butterflies so I added a coating of “Old Lace” glimmer mist.

Step 5: Next I used my piercing tool and added holes around the edges of the smaller butterfly so that I could add some stitching.

Step 6: The fun part…embellish as desired!

Step 7: In order to add a little extra bit of dimension, I used a strip of pop foam to adhere my butterflies together.

Step 8: Firmly press the smaller butterfly into place on top of the larger butterfly.

Step 9: To create the wire base for the butterfly beads, I folded the provided wire in half and then used some wire crafting pliers to create a little twist at the fold of the wire, so that the beads wont fall off.

Step 10: You know me and my love of bling. I wanted to add some sparkle to the beads so I coated them with spray adhesive then rolled them through some Doodlebug Sugar Coated Glitter.

Step 11: Next I used my hot glue gun to adhere the body of the butterfly to the wings. All done!

Now I have to admit, while I was sitting at my work desk stitching the butterflies I thought how fun it would be to create some “lacing cards” for a child to have. Bet you couldn’t guess that I couldn’t resist and had to make some! I pulled out my ModPodge and my stash of eyelets and set to work.

I thought it would be fun to combine a lacing card and matching card into the larger butterfly so I used some of my Sassafras Paper Whimsies and decoupaged one set onto the butterfly and have the other set for a small child to use as a matching game. You could even add a small piece of velcro to the base as well as the backsides of the shapes to make storage easier and eliminate the possibility of losing the shapes. Add a bit of yarn and a large plastic craft needle and your kids have got a great educational game to occupy them for awhile.

I think it’s time for a giveawayso if you’d like to have your chance to win these lacing card butterflies, simply leave your comment here by Monday at 11:59 MST and I will choose a random winner to send these butterflies to.

I hope you have a great weekend and find some time to get crafty!

Doodlebug Baby – MWM #26

Doodlebug Baby – MWM #26

Oh my word!  Can you believe it?  Week #26?  We are officially half way through one year of Mid Week Mojos!  What a great ride it has been.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve loved every minute of it!  I also loved working with today’s steal, the Doodlebug Designs, Baby Extravaganza. I think Melodee must have some sort of 6th sense about what would be perfect for me to create a Mid Week Mojo with, as just last week I was able to do a newborn photo shoot for a dear friend, and thought it would be great to use her photos and surprise her with a layout!

Honestly if there is one product on the planet that says baby to me, it’s Doodlebug Designs.  I love how their prints are subtle,  and compliment the newness of a baby so perfectly!  I also have to give a huge shout out for the kits that are being sold today as they come with step by step instructions to complete three layouts AND various cards and tags!  It just doesn’t get better than that!

However, I did stray from the sketches provided as I wanted to showcase the sweet little baby parts of little Mr. Connor. I needed a sketch that included a full sized photo of him as well as 3 smaller accent photos.

I love how the layout turned out.

My favorite ribbon on the planet has to be Doodlebug.  I love how it coordinates so nicely with their papers and is so easy to work with.

Of course the ‘Oh My Words’ are too stinkin’ cute, so I couldn’t pass up using them either.

I hope you like your layout Brooke!  Thanks again for letting me love on little Mr. Connor and take his photos.  Mwah!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with, for sketch #25.  I absolutely LOVED looking at last weeks sketches that were posted on our Facebook Fan Page.  Random.Org loved them too, and selected this layout by Karisse Laellau as our weekly winner!  I love Karisse’s layout and how she managed to add a bunch of little photos to the right hand page.  Way to work the sketch!!!

Congrats Karisse.  Be sure to send your address to us at orders@scrapbooksteals.com and we will get a little scrappy goodness sent your way.  <3

Hope you all have incredible crafty vibes flowing this week.  Be sure to post your pages to our Facebook Fan Page or blog by next Monday at midnight in order to be eligible for our weekly drawing.  Also be sure to spread the word!  There’s nothing better than inviting new scrappy friends to join our happy family.  The more inspiration, the better!

Have a great day and I will see you on Friday with a fun idea for a fun product!