Perfect Combo for Doodlebug Design

Hello! Today I want to share here this layout I made for Doodlebug Design DT using their fabulous new collection So Much Pun.

My kids love french fries and junk food, and I must admit that I love it too! Although its not the best food in the world, once a while I take them to have a junk treatment and have fun eating some fries.

This is the first layout I've made using So Much Pun and from the moment I saw this collection I knew I had to scrap some photos of my french fries lovers.

In this layout I went for a funny and colorful approach: I cut this big tittle using my Silhouette Cameo and backed all the letter using some of the papers of the 6x6 inches pad. The patterns of this pad are smaller, so they are great for backing cut files without loosing the design of the paper.

I chose as main focus of my layout these adorable icons from the Odds&Ends package, I added an extra cute detail by putting some pink cheeks made of sprinkles to some of the guys using some glitter sprinkles.

In this one I just added a few lines of journaling, can you believe it? I used my recently purchased Typecast typewriter, love the vintage effect <3 p="">

I love how funny and colorful this layout came out, it totally captures the spirit of my kids eating junk, LOL!

I enjoyed working with this collection, it is very versatile, so you can use it for practically anything! I'm already working on a new project I'll share with you all soon :) Thank you for stopping by today and have a lovely weekend!


Pool Fun for Doodlebug Design

We have the luck of having a pool in our backyard since few years. My little girl adores water and this was the perfect gift for her, but with time she realized it wasn't that fun to play at the pool all by herself... until she got a brother!

Last summer my baby boy was almost two years old, so he finally was able to spend pool time with her sister, and they really enjoyed it! 

This is the happy memory  I wanted to document in this fun and summery layout, using Sweet Summer collection.

My idea is to have some kind if diagonal design in the page, so I placed the main photo on the top left and then created a little embellishment cluster around it.  

I used my fringe scissors to create a  fringe strip on the top to add some volume to the page. Some sewing machine stitching completes the concept, and of course I left some loose thread here and there, I love this effect.

I created a cluster of embellishments with different levels on the bottom right using some Odds&Ends and Chit Chat diecuts, this way the page looks balanced. 

For my title I cut the word "pool" using free font Sacramento in white cardstock; when the patterns are too busy or colorful I prefer to use white tittles to make them stand out. I completed my tittle using Abigail alpha in yellow color.

I love how fresh and happy this layout came out, and most importantly, I love it documents some of the pool shenanigans of my little ones, the first summer they got to enjoy pool time together. This is what my journaling is all about here.

I hope you liked this idea and now are inspired to start creating with Sweet Summer collection. Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!

#CAROLIYOUTUBER: Tutorial Cuadro Suculentas 3D

Hola!! Hoy estoy muy contenta porque les traigo  el primer video que hago específicamente para mi canal de YouTube. Es una manualidad rápida y entretenida que puede servir para decorar algún lugar de tu casa o incluso para regalar. 
Hey there! Today I'm thrilled to share my very first video I exclusively make for my YouTube channel. Its such a simple and fun craft, which can be used for decorating a corner of your home or even to give as a present.

Hace tiempo que quería hacer este proyecto, me encanta la decoración colorida y entretenida, y aprovechando que hace poco redecoré mi living, decidí hacer algunos cuadros para crear mi Gallery Wall. Así va quedando por ahora:
I've been meaning to make this since long, I love bright colors and fun decoration, so I made this framed 3D succulents as part of my Gallery Wall, this is how it looks by now:

Les dejo el video para que vean lo simple y entretenido que fue hacer estos cuadritos :)
Here's the video, isn't simple and fun? :)

Para cortar las flores ocupé plantillas gratuitas que encontré aquí, aquí, y aquí. Si tienes la Silhouette Cameo pueden comprar diseños en la Silhouette Design Store.  
For cutting my succulents I used free patterns I found herehere, and here. If you have a Silhouette machine you can also buy some cutfiles from the Silhouette Design Store.

Espero que les haya gustado esta idea y se animen a llevarla a la práctica. No olviden suscribirse a mi canal acá! Y recuerden que tengo durante todo este mes un Giveaway con premios para todos quienes me sigan en Youtube y en Instagram, acá!
I hope you liked this idea and give it a try. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel right here! And don't miss the Giveaway I'm holding during this month with cute prizes for two lucky subscribers of my YoutTube and Instagram accounts, right here!

Feliz inicio de semana! 
Have a lovely week!

#CAROLIYOUTUBER - Lanzamiento y Giveaway

Hola!! Como pueden ver, por fin lo logré y estoy lanzando mi canal de YouTube! No tengo claro de cada cuánto subiré videos, pero al menos subiré los videos que hago para mis diferentes DT y de vez en cuando grabaré algo especialmente para el canal, algunos estarán en inglés y otros en español, y probablemente sean en su mayoría tutoriales.
Hey there! as you can see, I finally made it to YouTube and I am launching my very own channel! I still am not sure about how often I will upload new videos, but at least I will use it to publish all the video I make for my Design Teams and once a while I will make a video specially made for the channel (probably some tutorials).

Y como no hay lanzamiento sin premio, hoy quiero celebrar con un concurso! Visita mi cuenta de Instagram aquí para poder participar y optar a ganar con un(a) amigo(a) estos premios:
Of course I had to have a giveaway, so today I want to celebrate with a giveaway. Visit my Instagram account here to get all the detail and have the chance to win these prizes:

Mañana publicaré  mi primer video exclusivamente hecho para el canal, un tutorial cortito y fácil, espero que les guste :)
Tomorrow Ill have the very first video specially made for my channel, such a simple and fast tutorial, I hope you like it :)

Gracias por participar y buena suerte!
Thank you for playing along and good luck!

Little Ridder for Doodlebug Design

Hello there! Today I want to share here this layout I made for Doodlebug Design documenting a very special moment in the life of my little Mister: his first time riding a pony all by himself.

In our family everyone loves horses, and my little boy couldn't be different. At his two years he rode a pony for the first time and loved it!

I used Down on The Farm collection for this layout, all the horses and farm theme seems just perfect for documenting this memory. Here is my layout:

My idea for working on this layout was making it as much clustered as possible, just the opposite of my regular style! In general I like clean and simple layouts, but in this one I went a bit crazy with embellishments and loved the result.

I simply love the little enamel chicks of this collection, they are ADORABLE!

I used a huge amount of Odd&Ends, Chit Chat, Shape Sprinkles and Doodle Pops for embellishing my page, and adhered some of the using foam dots, the different levels make the design looks more interesting.

I built my tittle using some Teensy Typo alphas in white color and also a word I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and Better Together free font.

I hope you liked this project and got some inspiration to work with this beautiful and fun collection. Have a lovely day!

Lil Dude for The Cut Shoppe

Hi there! Today I'm glad to share here with you a layout I made for The Cut Shoppe using fabulous The Boy Mom cut file, available at TCS Etsy shop!

This file offers so much possibilities, in this case I used the "Lil Dude" phrase because I love big bold titles,  this is what I made:

As you can see, I cut the file in white cardstock, so I used a gray background to make it stand out. The colors Dragon Tails collection by Doodlebug Design matched perfectly the colors of my photos, so this was the collection I used here. 

This little boy of mine is such a force of nature and that is what I journal about in this page. I used letters D of the file as journaling spot, I love how this came out. 

I backed the letters with patterned paper in bright colors matching my pic, also used my sewing machine to stitch around some of them, love the effect. 

I went a bit crazy with dragons on the bottom of the page, I just adore those little critters, couldn't help it!

This is a simple and funny layout, I enjoyed using this cut file, as a Boy Mom boy themed stuff is always very welcome :)

I hope you liked this layout, I had a blast working on it so hope you got inspired to use the cut file. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

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!