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Okay wait a minute?!  How did I miss posting this project?  I created this layout last spring for Doodlebug and it has become one of my absolute favourite projects!  So the time has come to share it here as well…because it doesn’t get cuter than vikings, right?!

A couple of years ago, we took a trip to Disney World and while we had a great time at all the parts, we had some particularly fun memories at Epcot.  One of those memories was when my dear hubby donned a viking helmet because my youngest absolutely refused to put that thing on here head!  When this cute collection – called Dragon Tails –  came out, I knew it would be perfect for this photo.

Originally, I was going to do the journaling along the edges of the waves, but there were some images on the background paper that didn’t get completely covered by the waves, so I decided to create some hidden journaling, using the waves to create a pocket for the tag.

Oh, and I ended up having so much fun with this collection that I created some candy bar sliders as well.  All the details for both projects are still up over at the Doodlebug blog! 

Anyway, it might be a bit late, but I hope it brought a smile to your face today!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Doodlebug Cut File

Hello everyone!  It’s Karen, and I am up today with a layout featuring some great cut files I created with my trusty Cricut and cute Doodlebug product.

I really love the winter, but I have to admit that I am craving a bit of the colour that comes in spring and winter.  The good news is that my paper collection…ummm… I mean, “supplies” are filled with colour!  And together with some cute cut files from the Lori Whitlock Spring Things collection from Doodlebug, colour can abound this winter!.

A couple of years ago, we took a trip to visit family in Vienna, and some of our favourite places to visit were the amazing gardens.  I took enough pictures to create a whole album just in the gardens alone.  So I thought it would be fun to feature the beautiful flower svgs in this collection for this layout.  

Paired together with Doodlebug’s amazing textured cardstock, the cut files are fun and whimsical!  I used a combination of the brights and rainbow collection for the different flowers featured on the layout… 

…all beautifully coordinated with the patterned paper from the Spring Things patterned paper collection.

All the details about this layout are featured over on the Doodlebug blog, including links to the cut files I used.  Feel free to pop over and have a look!

 

In the end, I have to say that I just love the dimension you can create with the cut files!  perfectly coordinated with this Doodlebug collection, you could actually change up the colours an pair them with other collections you have as well.  Change the size slightly and/or placement and you would have a totally different layout!

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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

 

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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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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Thinking about Halloween…

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Halloween has become so much for fun since I had kids.  Really – it doesn’t get any better than being able to dress them up in fun costumes like cute little monkeys and fuzzy little skunks!  And while I never thought that Halloween would be a favourite crafting time for me, between cute treat containers and adorable layouts, I am hooked.

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Come on over to the DCWV blog to see more details on this 12×12 layout created with the Halloween Night stack. I guarantee you will see one cute spook!

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I have eye candy for you!

Okay look, I know that I am usually all about the bright and the bold, especially in terms of color, but today I need to share two layout I created using a beautiful, but in no way bold stack from DCWV called Minty Lace (this one is available at AC Moore).

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Both of these feature pictures of my little gals.  The pictures themselves were more subdued than the regular bright pink, purple and blue that they are usually wearing, so they were a perfect match with this stack.  MInty-Lace-1-lettering MInty-Lace-2-angled

MInty-Lace-1-doodling MInty-Lace-2-embellishments I even did a bit of doodling and lettering on these – I was brave!  For some reason, I have no problems doodling and lettering on cards, but it seems so much scarier on layouts!  perhaps it’s the size?!  Perhaps I just need more practice!

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If you would like some more details on this stack, head on over to the DCWV blog today.  I have some details about the stack listed there.

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