Thursday, May 25, 2017

Doodlebug's Hats Off Birthday Scrapbook Layout

Hi there!  I'm popping in today with a playful twist on Doodlebug's cool new Hats Off collection for Graduations and so much more.  For my project I thought it would be fun to show just how versatile these products really are by using it to create a birthday layout.

Doodlebug Design Hats Off Graduation Collection used for a Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

With this collection comes a brand new "color" of my favorite Skinny Alphabet stickers... Metallic Silver!  I paired them here with a word bubble die cut from the odds and ends collection and a couple of star stickers from the icon sticker sheet.

Doodlebug Design Hats Off Graduation Collection used for a Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa


The odds and ends pack for this collection is AMAZING!  It comes with such a great variety of shapes in clear acetate as well as cardstock and foil.  I immediately fell in love with these fun balloons!  Aren't they cool?  


To hide my adhesive for the two white balloons, I added my liquid adhesive behind the stripes and polka-dots which worked beautifully.


Doodlebug Design Hats Off Graduation Collection used for a Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa


I finished off my page with a simple decorative banner and a camera from the same odds and ends die-cut pack.  A simple blue button to the lens adds a splash off color.

Doodlebug Design Hats Off Graduation Collection used for a Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa



I love that with this collection's monochromatic color scheme, you can pair it with any color under the rainbow to match your occasion.  I hope I've inspired you to take a second look at this fabulous collection.  :)



Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Doodlebug Day At The Zoo Animal Kingdom Layout

Hello there!  Today I have with a fun layout on the Doodlebug Blog featuring the adorable new At The Zoo Collection.  This collection has every adorable animal you could dream up (quite literally).  In fact I had an ostrich photo that didn't make the page and they even have the cutest one of those.  ;)
Doodlebug Design At The Zoo Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I wanted the title block to really stand out on my grid style layout so I set the scene with a palm tree and adventure word from the Odds and Ends pack that I combined with a flamingo doodle pop and cute little lion sprinkle.  The words "Animal Kingdom" spelled out with my favorite Love Letters alphabet stickers were the perfect finishing touch.


Doodlebug Design At The Zoo Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

To help draw the eye through my page and add a bit of balance to my visual triangle, I added a little family tab sticker from the This and That Sticker sheet, along with a giraffe sprinkle shape.



Doodlebug Design At The Zoo Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I wanted my journaling and embellishments to stand out so I chose to go with my favorite tone-on-tone prints from the collection.  I always like how they add a bit of whimsy and a punch of color without completely overwhelming my design.  


Doodlebug Design At The Zoo Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

A pair of Giraffe Doodle pops combined with a little jungle leaf sprinkle round out my design. 


Doodlebug Design At The Zoo Disney Animal Kingdom Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa



I love all the darling creatures in this set.  I can't wait to find a little extra time to make adorable birthday and baby shower cards!  Thanks so much for hanging with me today.  :)



Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

Monday, April 24, 2017

A Layout & Matching Card Using Doodlebug's Dragon Tails

Hello there!  I hope you had an awesome weekend!  I'm popping in today with a playful layout & card featured on Doodlebug's blog yesterday using the fun new Dragon Tails collection.  I have had this particular photo waiting for the right inspiration to hit for well over a decade and I was ecstatic to finally document it using these adorable papers and embellishments!


Doodlebug Design Dragon Tales Vikings Disney Epcot Norway Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I cut many of the borders from the Dragon Dots Paper, pairing them with several other prints from the collection to form my 7-inch wide column down the left-hand side of my page.  To give my layout some extra oomph I decided to add some zig-zag stitching between the blocks on my sewing machine.

When I was done I embellished my title block using my favorite Skinny Alphabet Stickers, along with a ric-rac border sticker from the this & that 12x12 sticker sheet and two of the darling vikings from the icon sticker sheet.  Afterwards I adhered some buttons and matte sprinkles in a random pattern to lend a bit of whimsy.
Doodlebug Design Dragon Tales Vikings Norway Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

To balance out my grouping in the top right corner, I also wanted to add a little something to the bottom left so I used some word stickers from the This & That sticker sheet, along with some more buttons and sprinkles.  I am frequently drawn to the clean look of grid designs, but I think it's always fun to have a few things protrude from the edges to keep things from looking too static.



Doodlebug Design Dragon Tales Vikings Norway Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

When I was done with my layout, I had a few scraps cut off from my borders that would otherwise end up in the waste paper bin so I thought why not whip together a quick card with them using my scrapbook page as inspiration.  I paired them with a viking from the icon stickers, a word bubble from the This & That stickers and a cupcake sprinkle shape.  I love that I now have a card to grab on the way out the door to a birthday party the next time I need one and it only took me a few extra minutes while my other supplies were already out.

Doodlebug Design Dragon Tales Vikings Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope I've inspired you to make a few cards with your Doodlebug scraps the next time you have finished a layout.  It feels so good to put them to good use and to have a couple adorable cards ready to go in the process.  



Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

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