Doodlebug Booville Post-it holders

Hi everyone!  Happy Halloween!  I know that it isn’t a holiday for everyone…but even if the scary part isn’t for you (I’m with you on that part), there is plenty of cute Halloween fun to be had!   So today, I have a little fun to share featuring Doodlebug’s  Booville  collection!

 

 

These little post-it note holders are one of my favourite projects here on the blog.  I think they make perfect little gifts that are a little more useful than a card (although you know I love cards too).

 

 

 

 

And if you are interested in finding out just how make these, come on over to the Doodlebug blog for a full tutorial!  

 

Whether you are handing out candy, heading out with the kiddos, or hiding in your house with the lights off, have a spooktacular day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

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Doodlebug Washi Tape project

Good morning!  The countdown is on!  Only one day left until Halloween, and only one day left until you can break into all the Halloween treats (hahahaha – yeah, right…that happened weeks ago).  I wanted to share a quick project with you today featuring washi tape from the super cute Doodlebug collection called Booville…

…these cute little cookie treat bags!  The best part (besides how simple these were to pull together) is a new use I found for washi tape – twist ties!

That’s right – you are not going to believe how easy these are to make, and how truly perfect washi tape is for this purpose!  So come on over to the Doodlebug blog to see how I pulled them together.

Oh, and if you have a pre-treat or two today, don’t worry – your secret is safe with me!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs,
Karen

Tiddly Time – August colour challenge

Hi everyone!  I have an apology to make!  I am a week behind on this post.  We went away on vacation last week and for some reason, I thought that I could have this one up after we got back.  Anyway, I was wrong – but I still wanted to get this cutie posted and to let you know that it’s challenge time over at Tiddly Inks stamps once again.  We are running challenges once a month right now, so there is still plenty of time to get your creation together and posted – even if I am a week behind! 😉

This month, the challenge is a pretty colour challenge.  This challenge, called Autumn Glow focuses on this pretty colour selection.  As always, remember that challenges themes are just for inspiration – it is a-okay to venture off in ant direction that the challenge sends you to – perhaps it makes you think of a particular stamp image rather than particular colours.  Whatever you decide – we can’t wait to see it!

For my card, I worked with a new image called Flower Fairy For You.

This cute Wryn image gives you lots of opportunities to play with colour combinations between the dress, flowers and ever the cute pup!  I coloured the image up with Copics, focusing mostly on the R81/R83 combination for the dress, which seemed like a more muted pink that went with the colour samples.  And while there wasn’t any yellow in the original colours, I though the orange tones for the shadows pulled it all together.

So, I better head off.  I have some other projects I need to get photographed and up on the blog too – apparently summer has become more about getting a bit behind rather than catching up and getting ahead of the game.  The good news is that I have some great summer memories to show for it!

Hope you are enjoying the summer!  Can’t wait to see any creations you decide to create for the challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

At the Zoo Cut Files

Hi everyone! Today and I am sharing what I call a project experiment – you know, one of those techniques or products you have never worked with before.  Now, while it is true that some (aka – most) of my project experiments don’t go as planned, this one had me giggling all the way to the zoo! Which is perfect, since my daughter’s are starting camp next week…at the zoo!

I still remember the day that Doodlebug announced that they were releasing cut files – it was my incentive to finally upgrade a rather aging cutting machine.  Why?  Because I knew the possibilities for new projects were just too good to pass up. But little did I know that I would be customizing shoes – seriously…does it get better than Doodlebug shoes??!!!

At the Zoo is one of the darling new releases from Doodlebug, and along with it came an amazing set of Doodlebug cut files (available at Lori Whitlock’s SVG store and Silhouette Design Store).  I decided to let my two little gals choose the characters they wanted on their shoes and even the colours we would use to create them.

My youngest thought the idea of Panda Bear was unbearably cute!  I wasn’t quite sure how to create the contrast on the black shoes she chose, but a little bit of glitter vinyl saved the day!  I played around with the bamboo stalk that comes with the Panda Bear cut file,changing the size, mirroring the image and then isolating the leaves to tie the designs on each shoe together.  it was incredibly easy to create a fun design with this file (okay, I need to make a pair of these in my size)!

And my older daughter decided to monkey around a bit more with the colours for the Monkey file, experimenting with different combinations in the software before she made a decision!  She also decided to just isolate the head shape from the cut file, which we were able to trim after cutting it in my Cricut.  Leaf 3 from the collection became our little embellishment together with some hearts to tie the colours together. These files made for a playful pair!

So, given that this was the first time I had ever worked with vinyl of any kind, I have to say that I am pretty excited about the results of this experiment!  Think of all the things I can “Doodlebug” now (this is going to be a new verb in my house)!!!!  How about you?  What will you Doodlebug next?

Thanks for stopping by!