Snow & Winter - Doodlebug Design

Making a snowmen is something almost impossible for someone living in Santiago, Chile, it never snows here.. luckily, last year me and my family had the opportunity of going on winter vacations to the south of my country, and snow is something easy to find there.

I made a snowmen all by myself, and I was so spud of this I had to document it on a layout, and of course I used Winter Wonderland collection, here is the layout:

I used a simple all over the page design and used a lot of embellishments from the Odds&Ends and Chita Chat packages. I used foam dots to create different levels on the page and make it more interesting.

Journaling is always such an important part of my layouts, I really need to tell my story on every layout, and this was not the exception. I wrote my text using a blue pencil, in order to keep the color scheme of the page, I just love the colors of this collection!

I combined a rectangle and circle shaped photos, this is something that makes your page more fun and eye catching. I love how simple and yet fun this layout came out, it is fun of little details and it makes it so special.

I hope you like this layout and the simple concett of it, sometimes less is more. Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a lovely day!


Winter - Doodlebug Design

In the city where I live it almost does not snow, so when a miracle happens and we have few minutes of snow I definitively need to take photos and document it on my scrapbooks.
Last year during a cold winter morning it started snowing and we definitively enjoyed it,  this layout documents the silly pics we took that day.

I went to a simple two column design, on the left I created a title with my Silhouette Cameo and on the right I created a huge embellishment cluster.

I created my embellishment cluster using many snowflakes from the special Odds&Ends package, I love this because it only includes snowflakes, and let's be honest, they're never enough, so It's a great thing to have a package of snowflakes only. Also, it has acetate items, can it get any better??

I also used few snowmen from the regular Odds&Ends package and some Shape Sprinkles and regular Sprinkles to make the cluster richer and more interesting.

I cut the letters for my title and backed them with patterned paper from the 6x6 inches pad, smaller patterns fits better for backing cut files because, so I always use them for this purpose.

Of course I included journaling in my page, and in this case I wrote it in light blue color and combined some words using stickers alpha in purple colores from the Teensy Typo line.

It is a simple layout that documents happy memories of last winter, showcasing fabulous Winter Wonderland collection, perfect!

I hope you liked this idea, thank you for stopping by today!

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!