Spring Interactive layout fun!

Hi everyone!  It’s Karen from ScrappyCanuck Studios, and today we get to talk about Spring!

Spring is such a fun time filled with bright fresh colours…well, at least it is in pictures I have seen.  Up here in Calgary, spring is, well, muddy!  We tend to have a bit of a late spring, so the first few months are a chance to get down and dirty – and my two girls love to do just that.  In fact, I have pictures of them every spring playing and jumping in muddy puddles.  The new collection from Doodlebug called Spring Things was a perfect chance to get some of those pictures scrapped!

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Now this collection is filled with all sorts of cute elements…

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…like some amazing acetate Odds and Ends pieces and shaped Sprinkles!  In fact, these acetate pieces inspired the interactive elements on both projects I get to share today!  One of the great things about acetate is that it is very durable, so die cuts made from it are perfect for pulls or tabs on projects.  I really love making interactive layouts, but adding a piece that can be handled regularly is not always easy…until now!  Check it out:

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Here is everything tucked nicely away…

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…but pull up on the top flower piece and voila…

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…some hidden pictures!  And if you are worried about your adhesive showing through, fear not!  Simply apply a cute Sprinkle over top of any adhesive peeking through…

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… or even a sequin!  Because the best part about acetate is that you can see through it!  Shake away crafty peeps! These pieces would be used as awesome inside a shaker element as they are on top as I have them here.

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Yup, acetate is my new favourite material (especially when I remember to take off the protective film that is on top before I add elements…whoops)!

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So don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty with this new collection!  It is everything that is Doodlebug adorable with some hidden surprises as well!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Karen

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!   I saved sharing this little post until today (although you may have seen it over at Doodlebug), because, well, it’s a perfect fit for today!

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Almost all of the crafting I do is inspired by (and usually for) those that I love!  And while I know that there are many who are not fans of Valentine’s day, I figure that this world could use a little more love, so why not?!

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A few years ago, I didn’t really understand the whole scrapbooking “thing”…now, it’s one of my favourite things to do because I get to tell the story of my little loves (and others too, but mostly them…oh, and donuts! 🙂

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And I get to play with pretty paper…

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layout-angled …and have an excuse to buy (and sneak) treats!

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So, I say hug someone you love today.  Or go out and do something you love.  Or just go out and buy something you love.  Because it’s Valentine’s Day – and today you don’t need an excuse to celebrate all that you love!

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I did it!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!  I finally snowed this week, and I finished up more of the Christmas layouts that have been eluding me!  Get this – I even finished up teacher gifts?!!!  I know, right?  What has gotten into me?  Well, to start – some cute paper!

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My oldest could not be outdone by the Christmas cookie layout of her younger sister, so I had to pull one together of her too!  I used the same cute collection from Doodlebug called Sugarplums, but this time, situated everything on a white background (this is some of the embossed white paper from DCWV), for contrast!

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This layout is really all built on simple strips of paper and lots of layered embellishments (get out the foam adhesive for more dimension). And come on, how cute is that little gingerbread girl diecut?!  I think I need to get another package because those would make perfect pop ups for pop up cards!

The other day I heard someone say that we are 6 weeks away from Christmas!  Can that be right?  I think it might be time to get to those Christmas cards!

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Doodlebug fun

Well, the time has come to get caught up on Christmas scrapbooking!  Why?  Well, because I am about 6 years behind…yup, for some reason Christmas is the one season that I have gotten really far behind on.  The funny part is that I love Christmas – it’s my favourite time of the year.  Maybe it’s the pressure I put on myself to get those pages “just right” that has me put the off!  But no more – I am catching up (well, I am getting at least one year done before another one creeps up)! 😉

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It’a a good thing I have some fun Doodlebug paper on hand (yup – it’s been patiently waiting for me to get to it)!  This one is called Sugarplums, and it is perfect for my cute sugarplums!  One of our favourite traditions is baking Christmas cookies…well, actually decorating Christmas cookies…with SPRINKLES!!!  It’s hard to see in the picture on the layout, but that little monkey of mine is pouring on the sprinkles!  Yum?!

yummy-closeup-2Anyway, the fun colour combinations and patterns in this stack is really playful, and it was easy to pull this one together.  The collection has one page that is filled with these mini tags which happen to be perfect for journaling or other messages like the one I added with my trusty Sakura pen and embellished with a bit of May Arts ribbon.  These would be really cute on cards as well!

yummy-closeup-1But I have to admit that my favourite part of this layout is actually this one little sticker from the sticker sheet in the collection!  I mean, come on…how cute is that?  I need to get another sticker sheet for my gingerbread layouts too!

Okay, enough typing…I have a full collection of paper out on the kitchen table for more layouts!  My goal this weekend is 6 layouts!  Think I can do it?

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