Viva Chile for Doodlebug Design

Hello peeps! Today I want to share in my blog this projects I posted few days ago at Doodlebug Design blog.

I love the Independence Day holiday, in my country, Chile. It occurs in September, when we are starting Spring down here, and we have the perfect excuse to get together with family and friends, drink and eat like there is no tomorrow.

Most of the kids get dressed in our typical customes, included my two little ones. Last year I tried to snap a shot of my kids wearing their typical Chilean dresses, but my baby boy decided he was not much into photos, so we literally had to run after hip and just got this hilarious attempt of a photo.
I love this kind of stories, so of course I had to scrap these pics of my very well behaved daughter and the earthquake I call my son :)

Something I love is that our typical colors in Chile are the same as in USA, so all patriotic collections work perfect for my own patriotic documenting, yay! I used Yankee Doodle collection for this layout.

Although I am trying get out of my confort zone and avoid white backgrounds, in this one I had to work on a white base because I love how blue and red pop from white. Here's my layout:

I used a stars cut file by The Cut Shoppe, and used my scissors to cut it into different parts, this way I was able to use it in opposite corners of the page. I backed some of the stars with patterned paper and left some of the just blank, love the effect.

I had a main rectangular photo and also two little circle shaped photos to complement the design. I love how the circle ones seems like hiding behind some of the stars, I think they look nice.

For my title I cut some big letters in patterned paper and completed using a word I cut on my Silhouette Cameo machine using free font Better Together. I also used my sewing machine to stitch over this latter, just to add an extra detail to the title.

As you may know, journaling is a really important part of all my layouts, for me scrapbooking is all about the photos and the stories behind them and journaling is in charge of telling the stories. In this case I wanted my journaling to be an active part of my design, so I  wrote it in the middle of my page using red pen and also highlighted few words using Teensy Typo alpha in blue color.

Finally, I randomly stitched on some of the star of the cut file and plastered some blue ink here and there, just to make the design funnier and messier, but in a controlled and clean way :)

I love how this layout came out, it tells a funny story and documents a happy memory for me, I'm glad I was able to work on it and add it to my scrapbooks. 

I hope you got inspired by this and start documenting some of your fresh patriotic memories, let me know if you use some of the ideas I explained here or if you lift this project. 

Thank you for stopping by today, have a great scrappy time!


Bebe Galan for The Cut Shoppe

Hello peeps! How are you? Today I want to share here this layout I made for The Cut Shoppe using The Untamed Heart cut file.

This is such a simple cut file, but it offers a lot of possibilities! Here is the full layout:

As you can see, the cut file takes almost all the page, but at the same time you have plenty of space for photos and embellishments. I used Little by Little collection by Shimelle, it's so sweet and perfect for this pics of my little boy.

I backed some of the spaces using photos, patterned paper, and also used some of the spaces for writing my journaling. I put my title combining Thickers and a word I cut using free font Better Together.

I hope you liked this idea and got inspired to use this file on your scrapbooks, hopefully you are heading to your scrap room now :) 

Thank you for stopping by today, have a great day!


Fairy Tales Mnialbum for Doodlebug Design

Hello! Today I want to share here this cute mini album I made some weeks ago for Doodlebug Design.

Fairy Tales is one of my favorite collections by Doodlebug so far, because I love unicorns and rainbows so much. 
Last year, my little girl decided that the theme of her birthday party was unicorns and rainbows, and the first thing that came to my mind was “I will make a mini album with Fairy Tales for documenting the party!!!” LOL!
The party was awesome, my girl spent a great day with friends and family and I snapped lots of photos for my mini, which I want to share today with you.

I went for a simple a wire binding with my Cinch binder and hot pink wire. I used some organza ribbon to tie it up and keep my mini closed.

As on most of my mini albums, I used vellum to print my journaling. I think that journaling is a fundamental part of a mini, because it helps us reminding the Little details and the story behind the photos we used. In this case, I first journal about the theme of the party and how we enjoy that day, and decorated the vellum page with some diecuts from the Odds&Ends pack. 

I pointed out all the important things of the party like the birthday girl, the food or the the cake, using Teensy Typo and Abigail alphas.

I love the transparency effect of vellum, it not only features my thoughts and feelings about that day, but also makes a great decorative element of the mini.

In this mini I combined printed journaling with some words I wrote using Teensy Typo alpha. I love the how this page came out, this is something I will definitively repeat on future projects.

I love combining pages of different lengths, this way the design of the mini is more fun and interesting. 

A final note to my birthday girl about the feelings and thoughts of such party day and my mini is finished!

I love how this mini came out, so colorful and funny. Also, I love it because of the happy day it documents and because unicorns and rainbows!!!

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this Project and got some inspiration for working on your scrapbooks. If you have any question just leave me a comment, have a lovely day!


Espresso Yourself para The Cut Shoppe

Hello there!!  Today I want to share this layout I made some days ago for The Cut Shoppe DT, using their fabulous Espresso Yourself cut file.

I love coffee, its smell and its delicious taste, so when I saw this cut file I knew I had to make something with it to document my love for it. 

I still had some leftovers of Cream & Sugar collection from Doodlebug design, this was one of my fave collection last year and used almost all of it, but it was just perfect for the subject of my layout, so I had to figure out how to make the best use of the tiny scraps I had. 

For this reason (and since I almost had no embellies of this collection) I decided to use the big title as main embellishment of my page, and loved the result! 

As you can see, I backed the title and also I cut some of the letters in patterned paper and adhered them over the cut file using some foam dots, with a nice volumen effect. 

I also used my sewing machine to stitch some of the letters too, love this effect and use it often.

Since most of the elements in this layout are on left side, I wrote my journaling on the right side, just to keep the balance of the design. I journal about how I love coffee and evrything coffee related, this was the perfect cutfile for this purpose!

I love this layout,it documents something that makes me happy, and it looks pretty as well.  I hope you liked it as well and got inspired to work on your scrapbooks, thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend!


Mis Chicas para Anita Y Su Mundo

Hola! Hoy quiero compartir acá este proyecto que hice para Anita y Su Mundo y que se publicó esta semana en su blog.

Les pasa que a veces tienen muchas fotos lindas de una sola ocasión pero en realidad es algo no tan memorable como un viaje, cumpleaños, etc., por lo que no amerita hacer un minialbum, sin embargo igual tomaron muchas fotos y las quieren usar todas? 
Pues a mí me pasa todo el tiempo, por lo que pensando como incluir muchas fotos en un layout sin llenarlo de cosas, se me ocurrió esta idea de hacer algo como un mini e incorporarlo dentro de la composición de mi layout.

Esta es la página que hice:

En el siguiente video les muestro paso a paso cómo la construí

Me encantó esta colección De Chicas, es tan dulce y femenina, ademas el papel con estampado de  flores es completa y absolutamente recortable, por lo que se convirtió en mi favorito apenas lo vi!
Una buena idea es pegar los elementos usando almohadillas dimensionales de los Básicos de Anita, de esta manera se crean diferentes niveles y la página es mas entretenida.

Construí el título usando el abecedario de pegatinas color amarillo y una palabra que corté con mi Silhouette Cameo usando la tipografía gratuita Better Together.

Para mantener cerrado el mini usé un poco de cinta, pero también es una buena idea usar twine o algún tipo de cordel o fibra que combine con los papeles o adornos de la layout.

Decidí usar el diseño de grilla básico, ya que mi idea era enfocarme en los adornos, además de esta manera se puede incorporar el mini de manera más orgánica entre los elementos de la página.

Me encanta el pequeño minialbum de acordeón, es perfecto para almacenar muchas fotos sin sobrecargar la página. Creo que la próxima vez también voy a decorar un poco las páginas de este mini (se me acaba de ocurrir, jaja!) :)

Espero que les haya gustado mi layout, si se animan a hacer un lift déjenme un comentario acá o en mi Instagram. Un beso!

Short Hair for Doodlebug Design

Today I want to share this layout I made for Doodlebug Design and that was published last week on their blog.

This project  documents something really special that happened to me few weeks ago. I have had long hair since I can remember, I love it long and all messy. Although I've  always wanted to cut it really short, never had the guts to do it... until now!

Few weeks ago I finally cut my hair over the shoulders and it felt great! I was scared of looking weird or ugly. but I love the result, and how light it feels :) This is what I wanted to document in this layout using beautiful collection Hello, so sweet an feminine, perfect for the subject of my project.

I used this gorgeous banner cut file by The Cut Shoppe ad base for my design, and stitched over it using my sewing machine. I used two pics, one in colors and one in black and white, I love to combine photos for a more interesting composition. 

I wrote my tittle using Abigail alpha in mint color and a word I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and Better Together free font. I used a tiny heart shaped sprinkle as the dot of the "i", I think its such an adorable detail!

I quid my embellishment clusters using lots of flowers from the Odds&Ends packs and also cutting them from the patterned papers of this collection, fussy cutting is one of my fave techniques for scrapbooking so I had a lot of fun cutting lots of flowers.

I also used some stickers and also some Chit Chat goodies, as well as some of the gold heart sprinkles, love them! 

I had a lot of fun documenting this big event of my life and playing with this beautiful and girly collection. I hope you liked this project and get inspired to work on your scrapbooks as well.

Have a lovely day!