Party Challenge – New Year’s Eve!


Well??!!!  Did you survive?  Have you recouped from the holiday celebrations enough to think about New Year’s Eve?  Don’y worry – you have a couple of more days! And I’ve got you covered in case you have the energy for a few more projects this week!

Recently, the design team at Doodlebug was challenged to pull together a party collection and I thought I would have some fun with a collection called  Hats Off – a great graduation themed collection that was released earlier this year.  Although the collection is really graduation themed, the black and white theme seemed like a perfect fit. Once I started flipping through all the patterns I realized just how perfect it could be!

…starting with my favourite – some little place setting treat boxes that double as a party game for the evening.  

So, if you are interested in more details, make sure to come and visit me over at the Doodlebug blog!  These projects are really easy to complete, so even if you want just a bit of added “homemade” for your festivities, I’m sure you will find something!



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Ready for Christmas?

Christmas is just around the corner – yes it’s true!  It is the beginning December and we can no longer deny that Christmas will be here before we know it.  Am I ready? Ummmm…no.  You?  Will I be soon?  Ummmm…no.  You? The truth is that I am never really ready for Christmas to arrive, but I make due!

The good news is that I do have some Christmas decorating up and we have been enjoying it for a few weeks now…like this little printer tray that I created with Doodlebug’s Milk and Cookies collection. 

This printer tray is just slightly bigger than 12×12, so when I was deciding what to embellish the compartments with, the Odds and Ends were a perfect fit – literally!

There is a lot of Doodlebug goodness in this project, so if you are interested in seeing more, pop on over to the Doodlebug blog!

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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!

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Spring things time!

Good morning everyone!  Today, we get to celebrate three things I love – Doodlebug, my new Cricut and spring!

Before Christmas, Doodlebug announced some amazing partnerships that allowed them to create cut files that coordinate with their new collections.  Now at the time, I was excited but jealous because my cutting machine was so old that using cut files just wasn’t an option.  But then along came Christmas, and with it, a new machine (perhaps my not so subtle hints paid off), and with it came a chance to try all sorts of things…


…like creating some fun wall art for my daughter’s room!  All of the shapes you see in these altered embroidery hoops were created with Doodlebug Spring Things cut files (except for the hearts which were a basic shape that I simply created and cut).


Everything from this adorable sun peeking out from behind a cloud…


…to this adorable bird on a branch…


…to the fantastical (is that a word?) frog on a lily pad…

img_1099…to a perfect “Sunshine” title cut…


…and my absolute favorite ladybug…

…these cut files will have you running your machine full tilt!  The details are amazing in each file, and they are a really easy to layer and put together!  Best of all, Doodlebug has the perfect textured cardstock and new matte Sprinkles (I love, love, love these) to make your cuts coordinate with all the great elements in the Spring Things collection.


So, get out those machines and start cutting – whether it’s for a project or style you are used to working in or something completely new, you will want to cut these cuties over and over again!  Anyone need some wall art?!

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