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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Doodlebug Mix it Up Challenge

Hi everyone ... it's Traci and I'm back to share my project for the Mix-It up challenge.  The design team was asked to mix up a few collections for this week's challenge.  I used some papers from three different collections -- Hats Off, Gingham/Linen Prints and .... ??? Can you find the paper that doesn't go with the first two?  Do you remember which collection it's from??


I'll tell you the mystery paper in a minute ... but first you'll notice that I used Hats Off, a graduation line for a Happy New Year theme.  It worked perfectly since black, white, and silver are great colors for ringing in 2018!

Many of the embellishments in Hats Off also worked for my mini album ... especially the PARTY acetate, stars, and the adorable little cameras!  I even added in a firework embellishment from the Yankee Doodle collection!



Have you discovered the mystery paper yet?

You will find it in the photo above and in the one pictured below!

If you guessed the animal print from the At The Zoo collection, you are correct!!  This was such a fun way to mix prints and embellishments.  We'd love to hear how you've mixed Doodlebug collections together in your projects!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lori Whitlock's December Blog Hop


It's December!  It's almost Christmas! and as I type this, it's snowing for the first time in two years here in Georgia!  Today was the perfect day for staying inside and creating some super adorable gift card holders and stocking stuffers.  

Since it's also Lori Whitlock's December Blog Hop, and my blog is the first stop on the hop, be sure to hop back over to Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie!
Aren't these little gift card bags adorable??  I tried to get a photo of the little gift card pocket inside, but it didn't photograph well ... so you'll have to trust me ... it's inside the little bag and a perfect spot for tucking in a card!

Need a cute little stocking stuffer or something adorable for each person's place at dinner?  These little mint wrappers are so much fun and SUPER easy to make.  





Your next stop on the hop is



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Recipe Album with Doodlebug Designs

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I'm back to share a sweet new album with you.  I created this cute holiday recipe book for Doodlebug Designs and decided to make it available as a DIY kit, or premade album in my shop!  It's the perfect little recipe album for favorite Christmas cookies, cakes, pies, and other yummy sweet treats .... and it makes a wonderful gift!  Quantity is limited.
I used a 4x6 binder album by Simple Stories and designed the cover with my favorite paper from the Milk & Cookies collection.  I added some stickers from the This & That sheet, some Chunky twine,  a button, and some cute sprinkle shapes.  I printed the title on my computer ... the font is by Lori Whitlock called LW Cutie Pie.
I love the inside cover.  The 6x6 sheet of brick paper reminds me of a kitchen wall, and the little Odds & Ends furniture piece and kitty are so cute!! (Note: due to availability, the cat die cut will not be included in the kit).

For the inside, I designed some simple tab pages using my Silhouette machine, and covered them with papers from the Milk & Cookies and Petite Print collections.
For the recipe cards, I created a design in my word processing program and left a little space in the lower right corner for some mini icon stickers. I love these little stickers!  This might be one of my favorite details of the project.  For other holiday project ideas, visit the Doodlebug blog this week.  

To purchase this recipe album for yourself or a gift, visit the Artsy Albums online shop today!!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Simple Stories Beautiful Album

Welcome back to the blog everyone!  It's Traci and I'm back to share a new Sn@p project I've been working on.  I just love black and white photos and when I saw the Beautiful collection, I knew it would work perfectly with some of my favorite family photos.


Although the photo above doesn't show it well, there is a really pretty touch of metallic gold in the collection.  The bow on the 3x4 accent paper, and the word "amazing" on the chipboard piece at the bottom are gold ... so pretty!





Thank you for letting me share my latest Sn@p album with you!  Check out the entire "Beautiful" collection here.  

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock November Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It's time for Lori Whitlock's November Blog Hop and I'm excited to be joining the entire creative team to share some fun projects with you!  My blog is the first stop on the hop, so be sure to hop back over to Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie!

I made a set of Christmas ornaments for my project this time.  I found these plastic ornaments at Michael's.  They open and have a clear piece of circular acrylic in the center for a photo or embellishment.  
I cut out two 3" circles from silver glitter paper, adhered them to the front and back of the acrylic center of the ornament, and then added Lori's beautiful Nativity circle to each side.   I wanted to be sure the design is shown on both sides when the ornament spins around.


All three designs come in a bundle, or are sold separately in Lori's shop here.

Be sure to visit Lori's blog for her sale, a free file, and a chance to win a gift certificate!






Your next stop on the hop is Kathy's wonderful site!

Traci Penrod .. you are here
KATHY SKOU .. your next stop 
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Sweet Treat party with Doodlebug

Welcome back everyone!  It's Traci, and I'm excited to share a few ideas I have for a Sweet Treat Exchange party.  Think cookie exchange, but with any kind of sweet treat!

First, every party needs an invitation.  For mine, I used gingham and linen pattern papers for the base, and then created a print & cut using Doodlebug's Jar of Hearts design with my silhouette machine.  The font is by Lori Whitlock and is called LW cutie pie

Next, I created some cupcake wrappers and toppers.  I punched out scallop circles from Milk & Cookies pattern paper, layered them white card stock circles and icon stickers, and attached them to Doodlebug pixie sticks.  I cut the cupcake wrapper out with another Silhouette design.
For my little signs, I used the Cutie pie font to print the words, cut the card stock to 2.5" x 4" and embellished each one with icon stickers and a few doodlepops.  Each sign is matted with merry berries pattern paper.
Finally, my little banner is just 4x4 and 4x6 cards from the Milk and Cookies and Cream and Sugar collections.  I matted them with card stock, punched holes in the corners, and added ladybug chunky twine.

Thank you for letting me share a few party ideas with you today!  I hope you have fun partying it up with the entire Doodlebug team over the next few weeks!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thankful Mini Album with Doodlebug

Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing an 8x8 mini called "A Season of Gratitude".  

I used two Doodlebug fall-themed paper collections for this album, Fall Friends and Flea Market.  


The little critters from the Fall Friends collection are SO cute!  Look at their little sweaters!



The jar paper is one of my favorite sheets in Flea Market! and I couldn't create my albums without Odds & Ends and Doodlepops.  




Now I just need to get my family together for a fun fall photo shoot so I have pictures to put in my album! That will be the toughest part of this project :)  Thanks for letting me share my album with you today! 

Until next time ... happy crafting!