Navidad - Doodlebug Design

Christmas is my favorite holiday ever, so every year I prepare all kind of details for Christmas Eve's dinner. This is what I documented on this layout I made using beautiful Magic Christmas collection.

I love the beautiful patterns of this collection, specially this ornaments in a teal background sheet, so I decided to feature it by cutting a snowflake on a sheet of white cardstock and backing this negative space with the patterned paper.

I love Doodle Pops, they add a lot of volume to pages and make them more interesting, so in this one I used some here and there in combination with some diet with the Odds&Ends package. Don't you think that the little mouse is too adorable for words? 

A nice way of making the design in your page richer -without making it look overwhelming- is by stitching on it, and in this case I used my sewing machine around the snowflake shape, love the effect.

For my title I went for a super simple style and just cut word "Navidad" -that in Spanish means Christmas- using my electronic cutting machine and free font Better Together. 

As you may know, journaling is always something important to me, and in this page I went a bit crazy with a massive journaling telling the story of this Christmas. I stamped few hearts here and there and also use some sticker alphas to enhance my writing and making it look like a decorative item as well, love this effect!

I love how this page came out, it super simple and colorful but yet it has a lot of details and also three photos, not too bad, uh?

Have a lovely day!

Especial Navideño - Doodlebug Design

If you've been here for a while, you will know I LOVE Christmas, everything about it, and I love to celebrate it as many times as possible. Every year I throw a party called Caroli's Christmas Special, and this is what this layout documents.

My idea was to create an all about the page design, So I used two photos and one journaling spot to create some kind of grid. 

I love circle shaped photos, so I used two of them here and there just to make the composition more interesting. Little circle photos are a good idea to add extra details to the story you are telling on your layout but without making the page look too busy.

I created few embellishment clusters sing Odds&Ends, Shape Sprinkles and Doodle Pops. Also, I sit my title with my electronic cutting machine and free font "Better Together". I sued white cardstock to make it stand our from all the color on the back.

I love all the color and volume on this page, and also that it has a patterned background!

I really hope you liked this idea and got inspired to start working on your Christmas scrapbooks... or to celebrate Christmas! LOL! Biggest hugs!

Christmas Socks - Doodlebug Design

As a Christmas big enthusiast, I have a lot of traditions and one of them is collecting Christmas socks. Last year I took few pics of some of my fave socks and I decided to document this silly tradition on my scrapbooks. 

I made a simple layout with two diecuts columns on right and left extremes of the page. I used a cut file from Silhouette Design Store called "Christmas Ornament Border Edge Card" by Lori Whitlock, which actually is a card file, but I adjusted in order to make it cover the whole page.

I backed the cut file with patterned paper from the 6x6 inches pad, and used some diecuts from the Odds & Ends and the Chit Chat packages, as well as some Doodle Pops for embellishing. 

I love these little mistletoe Doddle they are perfecto for embellishing the diecuts of the Odds & Ends package and make them even cuter, if possible!

For my title I cut word "socks" using my Silhouette Cameo and font "Sacramento", which you can download from free from the internet.
Of course I wrote a bit about my socks collection and why I do love them, journaling is a very important element of my layouts always.

I love how clean this design is, but at the same time is filled with little details and is very eye catching. I aso love that it documents silly random stuff like my socks collection, this is what life is all made after all!

Thank yu for stopping by today, hope you liked this layout idea and maybe give it a try yourself!
Have a lovely day!

Halloween - Doodlebug Design

I was sorting photos for Halloween projects some days ago and found this darling pic of my little girl some years ago. I can't believe I didn't scrapped it before, so I printed and got down to the business.

I wanted to use a circle structure on this layout, so I just cut a big circle in the middle of the page and filled it with the photo. It was such a simple design but i love how this came out.

I used a bunch of diecuts from the Odds&Ends package and few Doodle Pops to create some embellishment clusters, i didnt used patterned paper in this layout. 

The main focus is on the big photo, but I also used few more circle shaped photos on the cluster just to make the composition more interesting and because I love using as many photos as possible on my layouts. 

I created my title using my Silhouette Cameo machine and free font "Learning Curve" I found on the internet. I cut it in a circular way, just to keep the whole circle concept.

I love the simple and clean concept of this layout, and that I only used embellishments, it's full of stuff but it looks clean at the same time :)

I hope you like this idea, thank you for being with us today and Happy Halloween!

First Day - Doodlebug Design

As you may know from previous posts, I am experiencing a bold patterned papers background phase (if you want to learn more about it just check here!) and Doodlebug Design patterns are perfect for this purpose.

I specially loved this gorgeous black patterned paper and decided to use it as background of this layout that documents the first day of school of my little boy.

Since there were so much happening on the background, I went for a simple grid design with a big cut file title. Here is my project:

I used few of the cards included on one of the patterned papers, these are perfect for a grid design. I also created few clusters on embellishments on oposites extremes of the page, just to keep it symmetric.

I created this simple diet title using the instruction of this video, it's really easy! I backed the letters with the paper of the 6x6 inches pads because patterns are smaller and work better for this purpose.

I love of colorful and happy this layout came out. Although it has a lot of color, embellishments, bolds background and 3 photos, it looks balanced and not overwhelming at all... at least that is what I feel when I look at it :)

I hope you like this idea, dare to get out from your confort zone with simple backgrounds and give a try to beautiful patterned papers. Have a lovely day!

World Traveler - Doodlebug Design

Few years ago I had the chance to travel with my little girl to Orlando, and we spent 10 days at Walt Disney World. It was such a great experience for the two of us, it was the first travel of my little girl outside South America. Of course I had to document it, and this layout cut file was the perfect fit for my photo and for the memories I wanted document.

I love that Doodlebug is now creating cut files specially designed for being used on layouts, as a layout enthusiast I really enjoy using them. In this layout I used the "world traveler" file as title of my page. I backed it with papers form the 6x6 inches pad. 

As always, my fave item of this collection is the Odds & Ends package and in this layout I used them to create some kind of column in the middle of the page, with different levels and also including some sprinkles here and there to make the design more interesting.

I really enjoyed playing with this collection, its colorful and happy, and it worked perfectly for tis travel memories. I hope you liked it as well, thank you for stopping by today!

Familia - ANita y SU Mundo

Hola! Cómo están? Hoy quiero mostrarles una layout super romántica y dulce que hice con la colección "Nos Casamos".

Me gusta mucho esta colección, su combinación de colores y diseños suaves es perfecta para esta foto que tomaron de mi familia el año pasado en la boda de mi hermano.

Como base usé este papel estampado en colores de gris y blanco, quería que no fuera algo muy ruidoso ya que mi idea era usar un archivo de corte y de esta manera poder usar varios de los papeles estampados a la vez.

Para cortar el corazón usé mi troqueladora electronica Silhouette Cameo, y elegí este archivo de corte con forma de corazón floral que compré en una la tienda Cut To You. Me gustó porque me pareció muy adecuado para el tema de la colección, así quedó mi layout:

Como pueden ver, el archivo es muy simple, pero al llenarlo con papeles estampados el efecto es muiy bonito. Traté de intercalar papeles más simples con otros más ruidosos para hacer que la composición fuera más interesante.

Para el título use el abecedario de goma eva en color gris, combina perfecto con esta colección!

Armé algunos grupos de adornos con flores que recorté de la lámina de recortables y también de los papeles estampados, con la ayuda de las almohadillas dimensionales de la colección de Básicos la composición queda más entretenida.

Como siempre en mis layouts, el texto o journaling es una parte muy importante y en este caso lo escribí dentro del corazón, combinando escritura a mano y algunos stickers del abecedario de pegatinas de la colección de Básicos. 

Algo ue me gusta muchio hacer en mis layouts es usar costura, y en este caso lo hice con mi máquina de coser. Un detalle importante al momento de usar esta técnica es hacer funcionar la máquina con la mano, no usando el pedal, de esta manera nos aseguramos que la costura pase justo por donde queremos y no se salga de nuestro plan.
En caso de no tener máquina de coser, el mismo efecto se puede lograr cosiendo a mano y cion aguja, lo importante es perforar con cuidado los agujeros antes y luego proceder a coser. 

Esta es una layout super sencilla pero a la vez es entretenida, lo más importante es que documenta un momento feliz para mí y mi familia.

Espero que les haya gustado esta idea y les sirva de inspiración para trabajar en sus layouts, si tienen alguna duda me pueden dejar un comentario. Besos!

Halloween With The Girls - Doodlebug Design

Last year, for the very first time since I am a mom,  didn't spend a Halloween with my kids, the reason was because I was out of my country on a scrapbooking convention. The kids had a blast anyway with their dad and my in laws, and I got to enjoy a different kind of halloween with my friends!

This is what I wanted to document on this layout, of course I used fabulous Candy Carnival collection.

One thing I loved about this collection is the new shaped brad package, in this case was spider shaped,  really cute and not scary at all! I started thinking ways of using these brands and I came up with some interactive photos here and there...

Using brads you can create cute movable elements on your page, in this case I used circle shaped photos and being them I wrote my journaling. I love the effect!

As base of this page I used this gorgeous patterned paper, love the black and white on the back. Also, I created few embellishments clusters here and there using the Odds & Ends package and some Doodle Pops.

For my title I cut word "halloween" using my electronic cutting machine in black cardstock and using Better Together free front. I completed the sentence with some Tiny Typos alpha in orange color.

I love how simple this page came out, but at the same time it has a lot of thing happening! I feel so proud I got to use those cute brads, I'm definitively trying this on another layout again :)

 I do hope you like this idea, maybe you have some brads there waiting to be used, now you have a excuse to crack the package open! Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely day!