Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Pretty Sweet Sale at Sizzix

I thought I would pop in to share a pretty sweet sale that Sizzix has going on right now.  Over 1800 items and many of them are 75 to 80% off retail.  


Ellison Sizzix 80% off sale, March 21-23, 2017
You can click on the photo above to take you to the sales page or shop HERE (affiliate links included).

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gift Giving with Doodlebug's Collectible Pins

This week the Doodlebug team is showcasing fun uses for their new collectible pins.  If you haven't seen these in person, they are really nice, heavy weight pins similar in quality to Disney pins. 
Doodlebug Design Inc. Spring Things & Easter Express Gift Bags featuring Collectible Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa

I decided to show how they're the perfect embellishment to add to the center of your bows and packages.  I love that they not only dress up your packages, but the recipient can enjoy them afterwards.  I created my first bag using papers from Spring Things and the We R Memory Keeper Gift Bag Punch Board.  I then created a band along the top using a coordinating strip of border paper.  Doodlebug's chunky twine makes perfect handles!

To create my little DIY bow, I wrapped Doodlebug's original bakers twine around several fingers, tied a knot around the center and then fluffed it out.  The strings from the center knot can then help you fasten it to your bag.  
Doodlebug Design Spring Things Gift Bag featuring Collectible Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next bag I used papers from Doodlebug's Easter Express collection, selecting the bunny paper to match my bunny pin.

Doodlebug Design Easter Express Gift Bag featuring Collectible Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last gift, I created a pillow box using more papers from Spring Things along with the We R Memory Keeper Pillow Box Punch Board.  In order for my pin to sit flush with my box, I die-cut a small 1/2" circle from the center of my box before assembling it so that I could have a space to insert my pin.  These are a really fun way to present a gift card!Doodlebug Design Spring Things Pillow Box Gift featuring Collectible Pins by Mendi Yoshikawa

I hope I've inspired you to pick up a few of these to add to your gifts.  I must warn you though that once you have them in your hot little hands they may be pretty tough to part with.  ;)



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)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Doodlebug Calendar Project featuring Monthly "To Do" List

Hi there!  I'm popping in today with my take on a calendar themed project using Doodlebug's Month Daily Doodles Cardstock stickers and a basic hardbound spiral notebook from my stash.


Doodlebug Planner / Calendar project featuring monthly list of things to do by Mendi Yoshikawa.


I don't know about you, but I love to make lists!  My workspace is cluttered with them.  Working from home, I don't have many specific day-to-day appointments to keep track of, but I have a number of goals and things I need to accomplish each month.  I thought it would be awesome to have a dedicated space in which to keep them.  


To create my "planner" I designed a simple header for each month using some of my favorite leftovers from various collections and then stamped mini hearts using a stamp set I had on hand for my bullet points for each month.  I then skipped a couple pages between months so I could have my lists extend past the first page and have a little space for any extra notes.  This is also handy because having all the embellishment along the top can get a bit bulky around the spiral so it's nice to spread the pages out a bit.
Doodlebug Planner / Calendar project featuring monthly list of things to do by Mendi Yoshikawa.


January- using Frosty Friends Paper, Bubble Blue swiss dot paper and frosty and flurry sweet rolls mini icon stickers


February- using Sugar and Cream collection and Cupcake gingham-linen petite prints 

March- using Spring Things collection and Lemon swiss dot petite prints


Doodlebug Planner / Calendar project featuring monthly list of things to do by Mendi Yoshikawa.



April- using Easter Express collection and Cupcake swiss dot petite prints

May- using Sunkissed collection

June- 
using Fun In The Sun collection


Doodlebug Planner / Calendar project featuring monthly list of things to do by Mendi Yoshikawa.




July- using Patriotic Parade collection

August- using Fun In The Sun collection

September- using Back To School collection


Doodlebug Planner / Calendar project featuring monthly list of things to do by Mendi Yoshikawa.




October- using Ghouls & Goodies collection

November- using Fall Friends collection

December- using Here Comes Santa Claus collection paper and Sugarplums sweet rolls mini icon stickers


Doodlebug Planner / Calendar project featuring monthly list of things to do by Mendi Yoshikawa.


Whether you're an avid planner or a casual list maker like I am, I hope I've inspired you to carve out an evening to create a fun notebook of your own!



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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