I Love You - Doodlebug Design

Hello! Today I want to share here this layout I made for Doodlebug Design and featured this week on their blog.

My kids have 8 years of difference, and some days this difference really matters. My daughter is so patient but the little mister is such a tornado... Anyway, at the end of the day they love each and take care of each other no matter what, and this what I wanted to document in this sweet layout I made using French Kiss collection. 

I wanted to include circles (you know I'm the crazy circles lady!) but this time in a different way, so I cut halves of circles on left and right of the page. Then I got a bit crazy with embellishments from the Odds&Ends package, and I played with volume and layers with the help of some foam dots.

The title is the element that links both sides of this layout, and I created it using free font Better Together and a heart diecut from Odds&Ends package. 

I hope you like the clean and simple design of this layout, it was super easy to do and it came out pretty! Also, this kind of design allows you to use plenty of photos and embellishments without making it look too busy. 

If you have any question just leave me a comment, have a great day!

Minialbum Circular - Anita y Su Mundo

Hola! Hoy quiero compartir acá este proyecto que hice hace algunos días para mis españolísimas amigas de Anita y Su Mundo.

Como ya saben, me encantan los minialbumes, y esta vez me entusiasmé con el reto redondo de este mes y hice este mini completamente redondito.
Usé la hermoso y femenina colección De Chicas ya que el tema del mini es amistad, por lo que la colección era perfecta.

Las tapas las hice usando cartulina kraf de 300 grs. de la colección de Básicos de Anita y Su Mundo, el kraft es un color neutro que va bien con cualquier paleta de color y creo que con esta va genial. 
Usé una encuadernación muy sencilla de anillas, ya que lo importante de este mini es la forma redonda. 

Como en todos mis minis, en este cuento una historia, que en este caso tiene que ver con el viaje que hicimos con mis amigas a Punta del Este en Noviembre del año pasado con motivo del evento Paper Fest.

Para contar mi historia recorté círculos en papel vegetal o vellum y escribí a máquina el texto. Decoré un poquito esta pagina con flores y estrellas que recorté de distintos papeles de la colección.

Algo que hice en este mini y que me gustó mucho como quedó es esta página de vellum con muchas palabras. Usé el abecedario de goma eva color gris y el abecedario de pegatinas color amarillo para escribir muchas palabras relacionadas con el tema de mi mini, siguiendo la forma circular de las páginas.

Durante el resto del mini seguí combinando paginas con foto, con texto y otras con palabras. Este es un álbum muy sencillo pero creo que quedó super armónico y cohesionado.

Espero que les haya gustado esta idea, es una manera muy entretenida y fácil de hacer un mini con muchas fotos.  Nos vemos un próximo post, besos!

Tatin -Doodlebug Design

I love how versatile all collections by Doodlebug are, and French Kiss collection certainly is not the exception.  

The bright colors and happy patterns of this collection are the perfect fit for this layout I made about my little boy. His name is Martin, but he calls himself "Tatin", so I used his nickname as main element of my layout.

I wanted to use a big title on the left, so I balanced the page using a big photo on the right. I created my title using the guidelines of this video and I combined the big chunky letters with some handwritten ones using Sacramento free font.

I created a embellishment cluster on top left and another one on the bottom right, just to keep the page balanced. I combined different levels and volume just to make the design more interesting. 

I hope you liked this idea, this kind of title is a great way of displaying all the beautiful patterned papers without making the page looks too busy. 

Have a lovely day!

Thank You - Guest DT for Pebbles Inc.

Hello! Today I want to share a super exciting post with you, because this month I was invited to be Guest Designer in the blog of Pebbles Inc., how cool is that! :)

I created  a simple layout using beautiful Along the Way collection designed by Jen Hadfield Pebbles. I love the colors and patterns of this collection, as well as the sweet and feminine details, it was perfect for using few pics of myself I've been hoarding for some time waiting for the right collection. 

In this layout I went for a really clean and simple approach, but with few pretty details in order to make it special. My idea was to create some kind of wreath, and include half-cut circles on it, so I draw few halves of circles on my page.

Next, I used a cutter to actually cut the shapes I drawn before; if you have an electronic cutting machine you can use it too for this purpose. 

Now that all the halves of circles are cut, we will use a scoring tool and fold them, this way we will have some kind o windows that can be filled with photos or patterned paper.  

With this base, I created a layout with wreath design, using some leaves I cut with my electronic cutting machine.  

As focal point, I created two embellishments clusters on top left and bottom right of the page. I like to keep things balanced and symmetric. 
Here you can see I filled one of the windows with a photo and used the sewing machine to stitch over it and add an extra detail to the cluster. 

On the bottom cluster I also added a round shaped photo, and some more embellishments. Fussy cutting is my fave technique when it comes to embellish, so I cut few flowers from the gorgeous patterned papers of this line. 

I love simple pages but with lot of texture and volume, and this is exactly what I did here. The page looks fun but not overwhelming, don't you think? I love the gold accents on the 3D embellishments of Along The Way collection. 

I completed the design with the title I cut with my electronic cutting machine and free font "Better Together" (you can download it from free on the internet), and my journaling. Something I love about scrapbooking, in addition to photos, is to journal about the specific memory I am documenting, so my pages always have lots of journaling 

I really enjoyed working with Pebbles and hope you liked this idea and give it a try. If you have any doubt just let me know on a comment, thank you for your visit and have a lovely day!

December Daily 2018 - Daily Doodles by Doodlebug Design

Hello there! Today I want to share here this project I made for Doodlebug Design's DT, whcoh was published last week on their blog.

I've always wanted to make a December Daily on real time, but never had the time to do it. I started few times in the past but usually at day 5 or 6 I  realized that I was not able to work on it anymore, due to lack of time or inspiration.

This year, I was determined to change this situation and the motivation came in shape of the fabulous red Daily Doodles Travellers Notebook,which I use in combination with Christmas Village collection. 

Since my goal was not to finish the project and not give up during the first week, I went for a really simple approach, one day per page. With very few exceptions,  I used just one photo, few embellies here and there, and of course journaling. 

Between days 15 and 19 I started a new job and also here were a lot of family activities that kept me ways from my DD, but that didn't stopped me and I continued on 20th with the same enthusiasm.

I'm really satisfied with how this diary came out, it documents lots of happy and fun times for me and my family, I'm glad I did not give up this time!
I think the key is don't stress out and just document simple things in an easy and fast way, and travelers notebooks are a great ways of making things easier.

Did you made a December Daily? Did you used Doodlebug Design products on it? Now I can say I declare Christmas season 2018 closed, have a lovely day