Monday, January 16, 2017

Doodlebug Cream & Sugar Valentine's Day Scrapbook Layout

Hello there!  I am so excited to finally share a project I created for the Doodlebug blog using the newest Cream and Sugar collection!
Doodlebug Design Cream & Sugar Valentine's Day Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa.
Isn't this collection so much fun?!  I have been holding onto these favorite photos of my daughter for nearly seven years now just waiting to come across a collection to compliment them and Cream and Sugar is just what I needed!  If you look closely my daughter's dress has tiny cups of hot cocoa on it and these colors are a perfect match!  

Doodlebug Design Cream & Sugar Valentine's Day Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa.

I started embellishing my page by die-cutting a number of circles from the 6x6 paper pad.  I then set to work filling in my border with layers of embellishments from the collection.  This is a great way to squeeze in many of my favorite adorable images and yet still maintain a somewhat clean look.


Doodlebug Design Cream & Sugar Valentine's Day Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa.

I completed my page with the "sweet" word from the odds & ends pack and a die-cut banner cut from patterned paper to ground the rest of my title spelled out with stickers.

Doodlebug Design Cream & Sugar Valentine's Day Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa.

I hope I've inspired you to take a closer look at this adorable collection!  You'll want to stay tuned this week because the team has cooked up some super cute ideas for you!



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, January 2, 2017

Top Ten Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to everyone who hopped with us this week for the Top Ten Blog Hop.  :)  As promised I'm popping in share the winner of the Doodlebug Prize Package. 

SHartlDecember 29, 2016 at 6:12 PMI follow your blog and on Instagram and am in so in awe of your wonderful layouts. I have two little girls who love to pose for photos but my layouts are sadly very far behind. You've reminded me of of how fun it can be to scrap again!

Please send your mailing address to yoshikawahome(at)aol(dot)com. 

I hope you have a very happy New Year's!  I am madly working on some projects using the new Sunny Studio release for Spring that I will be sharing on the Sunny Studio blog starting next Monday.  ;)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016 Top Ten Blog Hop: Favorites From the Year + Prizes!


Hello & welcome to the 2016 Top Ten Blog Hop!  I'm so excited to be hopping along today with some of my favorite scrapbookers and card makers from the industry today.  We're gathering together to share some of our favorite projects from the year with the hope of inspiring YOU in the new year!   

I can never narrow it down to just ten so instead I'm sharing a favorite layout for each month of the year.  To learn more about any given page, click on the link to take you to the original post.  ;)

January ~ Doodlebug Sweet Things Valentine's Day Layout


Doodlebug Sweet Things Valentine's Day Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa


FebruaryDoodlebug Pot O' Gold Frog Themed Layout


Doodlebug Pot O' Gold Frog Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa


MarchDoodlebug Bunnyville House Themed Layout


Doodlebug Bunnyville House Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa


AprilDoodlebug Anchors Away 2-page Layout


Doodlebug Anchors Away 2-page Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

















MayEcho Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Layout


Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Selfie Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

JuneDoodlebug Candy Kisses & Birthday Wishes Layout


Doodlebug Chunky Twine Candy Kisses & Birthday Wishes Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

July Doodlebug Design Kitten Smitten Cat Themed Layout


Doodlebug Design Kitten Smitten Cat Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

August Doodlebug Bubblegum Pink Layout


Doodlebug Divine At Night Bubblegum Pink Birthday Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

SeptemberDoodlebug Flea Market Fall Layout


Doodlebug Flea Market Fall Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Sunny Studio Fishtail Banner Dies)

OctoberDoodlebug Boos & Brews Halloween Layout


Doodlebug Boos & Brews Halloween Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

November ~ Doodlebug Petite Prints Typewriter Layout


Doodlebug Petite Prints Typewriter Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Doodlebug Silhouette Cutting Files)


DecemberDoodlebug Here Comes Santa Christmas Layout


Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Christmas Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

Here's a list of everyone hopping along today.  Your next stop in the hop is Audrey!  :)


Chantalle McDaniel


A blog hop just wouldn't be fun without some prizes though, right?  Several of us are giving away some extra goodies we have on hand to share with YOU.  Just leave me a comment and follow me either here on the blog or over on instagram for your chance to win.  You have until Sunday night to participate.  I will announce my winner on January 2nd. :)


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Doodlebug Inspired By Pinterest Pop of Color Layout

I'm sharing a fun idea on the Doodlebug blog today.  For this project we were challenged to create a project inspired by a quote found on Pinterest.


Doodlebug Pinterest Inspired Pop of Color Petite Prints scrapbook layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I actually went looking for this particular quote to go with these fun photos I snapped of my daughter and I ended up being so inspired by the overall look of THIS PIN that I used it as the inspiration for my entire layout.


Boldly dare to be a pop of color in a black and white world quote


One of the things I liked best about the layout of the quote was how the words were perfectly spaced so I created a free cut file to share with all you today so you can create a layout of your own.  


Download SVG file HERE
Download Silhouette file HERE

Want to know how I got my letters so straight?  I used the negative space from my die-cut to help me adhere them.  Using a little washi tape to hold my strip in place, I started by testing the first and last letters in the line.  Once I had made sure they were positioned in the center of the line, I knew all the other pieces would line up perfectly and I set to work adhering them with a Zig glue pen.    


Doodlebug Pinterest Inspired Pop of Color Petite Prints scrapbook layout by Mendi Yoshikawa


It always feels magical lifting up the strip for the full reveal!


Doodlebug Pinterest Inspired Pop of Color Petite Prints scrapbook layout by Mendi Yoshikawa


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope I've inspired you to look at some of the word art around you with a fresh eye.  



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)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Doodlebug Kitten Smitten Cards using Newest Cutting Files

So sorry for the repeat.  I had to take down this blog post temporarily due to the cut file release date being delayed over in the Silhouette store.  ;)

They are finally available (yay!) and I'm happy to be on the Doodlebug Blog today with a trio of shaped card using the newest Kitten Smitten cutting files available in the Silhouette store (along with the coordinating papers from the Kitten Smitten 6x6 paper pad).
Doodlebug Design Kitten Smitten Shaped Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa using New Cutting Files

To create my cards I sized them to fit within an 4.25" x 5.5" A2 sized envelope making none of the dimensions exceeded that size.  I then cut two of the bases, scoring the back one along the top (parallel to the base) and adhered the two pieces together along the top.
Doodlebug Design Kitten Smitten Shaped Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa using New Cutting Files




It was so much fun personalizing my little kitties using different papers from the collection, inking and stitching around some of the kitties to help give them a little extra definition.

Doodlebug Design Kitten Smitten Shaped Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa using New Cutting Files


When I was done I stamped simple sentiments for each card using a small tag die I had on hand and tied on bows with coordinating colors of bakers twine. I also added a bit of glossy accents to the eyes and noses to help bring them to life.  

Doodlebug Design Kitten Smitten Shaped Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa using New Cutting Files


I hope I've inspired you to take a closer look at the newest Doodlebug cutting files in the Silhouette store and at Lori Whitlock's shop.  They have so many adorable ones!



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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