Halloween for Doodlebug Design

Hello there! I'm thrilled to share here a new project I made for Doodlebug Design with gorgeous Pumpkin Party collection. 

Halloween is such a big deal in our family, and every year I go with my kids trick-or-treating. Last year I also enjoyed this festive activity with my bestie and we all had a great time walking with the kids and saying hi to neighbors.

This is the layout I've made to document this happy memory:

I went for a patterned background again, I am really succeeding on my purpose of using less white backgrounds! This black paper features some gray scary trees and the pattern is so soft and subtle that works perfectly as base for a layout.

As you may know already, I love Odds&Ends, and I created a big embellishment cluster with them at the bottom of the page. I also used some Doodle Pops and Shape Sprinkles to make the design richer and more eye-catching.

I went for a simple title this time: I just cut word Halloween in purple cardstock using my electronic cutting machine and free font Better Together.

A great way to add volume and make your page more interesting is by "embellishing the embellishments" LOL! I used some glitter sprinkles to add a extra detail to these garlands, also I bend the flags a little for more volume. I think it makes a nice effect.

I love how this came out, it's really simple but it's full of stuff at the same time... I've realized I just can't stop embellishing when I'm working with Doodlebug!

Have a lovely day!

First Trick or Treat for Doodlebug Design

Hello there! Today I want to share here this layout I made for Doodlebug Design's blog.

Halloween is a important holiday in our family. Every year my daughter chooses her custom with a lot of anticipation and I work trying to put it together according to her wishes.

After being a only child for 8 years, last year it was the first time my little girl went trick or treating with her brother, and they had a blast! Of course I had to document that...

I used some of the Petite Prints papers for his layout. I love the floral-graph pattern, so I used mandarin color here because it's simply perfect as base.

I went for all over the page design this time, so I cut a big "halloween" word and turned it into a cut file and main decorative element of my page. The process is really simple, just take a look at the following video:

It was really and easy and fast, and you can use this idea to create different titles or grids for your layouts!

In this page, I backed the letters with some more Petite Prints and also with some papers of the 6x6 paper pad of Boo Ville collection.  

The 6x6 pads are a great idea when you want to back cut files that are not too big, because patterns are smaller and don't get lost when you cut the paper.

I embellished my layout with a combination of Doodle Pops and Shape Sprinkles. I love the volume of Doodle Pops, I think hey make a great embellishment not only for cards but also for pages.

These little spiders are really to die for, my fave halloween embellishment so far  

I wrote the title of the page using Love Letters cardstock alphabet in black color, I love this typography and it goes perfectly with the theme of this layout.

I completed my design by writing my journaling of course! You know I love to write a lot in my pages and this is no exception. This time I handwrite about how happy I was about my two kids trick or treating together, such a happy memory to document indeed.

I hope you liked this idea and use the offset trick to create something pretty. If you have any question  just leave a comment, thank you for watching today!

Costa Rica for The Cut Shoppe

Hi there! I want to share here this,  my very last project as part of the DT of The Cut Shoppe.

I created a simple but fun layout using The Bright Side collection by Fancy Pants, The Floral Leaf cut file as background, and also used The Funky Floral cut file. 
The lovely  photo features all the ladies that attended to my scrapbook workshop in Costa Rica last March.

I love the volume of this cut file, it makes a great effect as background. As embellishment, I created these cluster flowers I cut using some dies by American Crafts. 

I really love all the volume and texture of this cut file, the effect is fabulous!

I wrote my journaling in a bunch of tags lined one over another, I think this is a really eye-catching way of including it.

I am very pleased with the result of this layout, it's full of color and volume, I love that! I hope you liked it too and got inspired to work with this cut file.

I want to thank Ashley for the opportunity of being part of her DT, I've really enjoyed working with her cut files and I hope I got the chance to inspire you all.

Disney Descendants Minialbum for Doodlebug Design

I love to throw parties and every year I have a lot of fun planning the birthday party of my kids. Every year we decide a theme, and I work for weeks so as to have the food and decoration ready for that special day. Once the party is over I have more fun documenting everything in a mini album, and today I want to share with you the mini I made with photos of the birthday party number 8 of my little girl.

The theme of the party was the movie Disney Descendants, and I must confess I haven't used these photos until now (my girl is already 10 now) because I really have no idea about what collection would fit this very specific color scheme and theme. although, when the Design Team were challenged to use the new Petite Print collection I knew it was perfect for this project! 

I chose ruby, blue jean and beetle black dot-stripes paper for the pages and also orchid floral-graph paper for the inner cover, because these were the colors of the movie. I also used this super fancy cardsotck with velvet details I have been hoarding for more than a year.

I went for a simple thread binding, used some washi tape to join the covers and spine of the mini and with the help of eyelets and gold metallic thread I  put the pages together with it.
Just to keep the fancy mood, I cut the logo of the movie with my Silhouette Cameo in gold cardstock and put it on the cover.

In this mini I combined pages of different sizes, some of them are vellum. Also, I chose few diecuts from the Chit Chat package of Hello collection that fit with the color scheme and birthday theme.
Since I didn't have specific embellishment, I cut few hearts of different sizes and also used some hearts shape sprinkles of Hello collection, this way I have a common element throughout the whole mini and keep it cohesive. 

I cut a circle window on a vellum page in order to show the photo that was behind it, I love the effect! I made it even more eye catching by writing "8 years" with the help of Love Letters cardstock alpha, I think this typography goes perfectly with the theme of the mini!

For me, the purpose of minialbums is to tell a story and to give as much details as possible. When I work in a birthday mini album, I always document main elements, such as the food we ate, the people that shared our happiness, and of course plenty of photos of the birthday girl! I used vellum and my typewriter for journal about all these things.

I love mini albums with lots of pages of different size, in the central part here I put a big page cut in two, and cut circle windows showing pics beneath them, love the different level effect.

I love how simple but yet special this mini is, and I love that it documents a happy day in the life of my girl.

I hope you like this idea and find my tips and trick useful. Neutral collections like Petite Prints are a great idea when you try to document something so specific like this event, and of course there is no thematic collection available.

Have a lovely day!

I *heart* Baking for Doodlebug Design

The title of this layout says it all: I love baking! I have loved it since I was a kid and through years I've had the chance of taking few classes in order to improve my skills.
I enjoy baking pretty and yummy cupcakes, cookies and cake pops for my family and friends, and this is what this layout documents.

For my layout I used So Much Pun collection, I love how versatile and colorful it is!

When I saw this rainbow dotted paper of So Much Pun collection I knew I wanted to use it as background for a layout. I love the bright colors in turquoise background, but since the pattern is a bit intense, I decided to use a piece of vellum in order to lower the colors and make it work as a background.

I love layouts with many photos, so I used 4 tiny photos of some of my latest baking creations, I've made them all for birthday parties and for my baby shower.

Of course, I used a bunch of diecuts from the Odds&Ends package, all the baking related ones. I added an extra touch by using some sprinkles as pin cheeks, this makes them even more adorable, if possible.

For the title I used free font "Sacramento" and cut it on white yardstick. I also used few hearts for the stickers sheet including in this collection.
This time I wrote my journaling on the vellum using my Typecast typewriter. if you don't have a typewriter you can always print vellum on  regular printer.

As always, volume is a very important element, so foam dots to create different levels on my layout. Shapes sprinkles are a great addition to any diecut, don't you think?

Love how happy and colorful this page came out. The background is super colorful but it looks perfectly fine with the vellum.

I hope you liked this idea and give it a try. As I said before, I am trying to get out of my confort zone and use more colorful / busy patterned backgrounds, I think I've succeed with this layout.

Have a lovely day!

Isla Tortuga para Anita y Su Mundo

Hola amigos y amigas de Anita y Su Mundo, cómo están? Hoy les quiero mostrar como crear una entretenida layout con la colección Mi Paraíso.

Esta es por lejos una de mis colecciones favoritas de Anita hasta ahora, me gusta mucho su temática y sus colores, y en especial los diseños de los papeles. 
En este caso específico, me gustó mucho el diseño de este papel, es tan alegre y veraniego, lo quería usar como base de mi layout por el lado de las rayas,  pero al probar con fotos encima se veía un poco recargado...

Solucioné el problema fácilmente colocando encima un pedazo de vellum, de esta manera le bajé un poco el nivel al estampado pero no del todo, la idea era mantener el diseño.

A continuación, corté con mi Silhouette Cameo el título "Isla Tortuga" en cartulina blanca. Para hacer esto ocupé la tipografía Arial Black y aplique desplazamiento de 3 mm, de esta manera generé el borde alrededor de las letras. Rellené cada una de las letras con papeles estampados de la misma colección.

En esta layout quise usar un diseño "all over the page" o en toda la página, por lo que pegué el título y bajo este pegué la foto principal de esta layout.

Usé una foto principal rectangular y como bonus, puse un par de fotos con forma de círculo entre las otras del título. Me gusta poder usar la mayor cantidad de fotos posibles en mis layouts, y en este caso, para no sobrecargar el diseño, lo mejor fue usar fotos pequeñitas y circulares, se ve bonito, no creen?

Para decorar corté algunas hojas tropicales y recorté diferentes elementos de la lámina de recortables y de los distintos papeles de la colección. Hice un par de clusters de adornos.

Una buena idea para hacer el diseño mas llamativo es coser con la máquina encima de algunas de las letras recortadas, de esta manera, la pagina gana textura y volumen. Recomiendo coser con la maquina dando vueltas con la mano y no usando el pedal, ya que es una superficie muy delgada y puede salirse del borde muy fácilmente, arruinando el efecto que se quiere lograr. Si no tienes máquina no se preocupen, se puede hacer perfectamente a mano, con aguja e hilo.

Me gustó mucho el resultado de esta página, creo que quedó entretenida. Los papeles de Anita  y Su Mundo siempre se destacan por ser alegres y coloridos y estos son especialmente bonitos. Me gusta que además sea una página con mucho volumen.

Espero que les haya gustado esta idea y se animen a usar más bases estampadas, en mi caso estoy intentando alejarme un poco de los fondos blancos o neutros, es divertido probar y experimentar cosas nuevas, salir de la zona de confort!

Cuéntenme si se atreven a hacer una layout siguiendo este tutorial y si tienen alguna duda o idea me pueden dejar un comentario. Que tengan un bonito día!