Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Doodlebug Woman Cave All About Me Scrapbook Layout

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here with a layout showcasing one of my favorite rooms of the house... My woman cave as my family affectionately likes to call it.  


Doodlebug Design: Yankee Doodle My Woman Cave All About Me Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I keep an album filled with all the layouts I've created about myself as a special keepsake for my girls and I've actually scrapbooked quite a few over the years.  However, when we were asked to create a project about ourselves this month I realized I had never documented about where I spend the majority of my waking hours.



Doodlebug Design: Yankee Doodle My Woman Cave All About Me Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I thought Doodlebug's Yankee Doodle collection was a great collection to turn to because the blues are the perfect compliment to my walls--In fact I used a piece of Doodlebug cardstock that I took to the paint store for them to match when we built our house.  ;)  I was super happy when I realized the cute jars from the collection would also be perfect for a layout about my space.


For my title I paired the Skinny alphabet stickers with some words cut out from red vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo.


Doodlebug Design: Yankee Doodle My Woman Cave All About Me Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

As a finishing touch I added the "home sweet home" sticker from the 12x12 this & that sticker sheet.  I literally squealed when I saw it because it couldn't have been more perfect.


Doodlebug Design: Yankee Doodle My Woman Cave All About Me Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I hope I've inspired you to document and scrapbook some favorite spots where you live.  My Mom took some photos of me sitting in the middle of my messy room as a kid and they are some of my favorite pictures.  They are a fun peek into my childhood with all the memories that flooded back of toys I had completely forgotten about. 



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, August 25, 2017

Dooodlebug Off The Page Personalized Kids Wall Art

Hi there!  I'm over on the Doodlebug blog today with a fun idea for kid's room decor using their adorable Fairy Tales collection!  

I bought these 12" high wood monogram letters at my local craft store just over five years ago when we moved to a new home, but sadly the project kept getting pushed to the back burner.  I decided it was time to finally decorate them for my daughter before she's too old to enjoy them or leaves home.  ;)


Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Personalized Kids Room Wall Art by Mendi Yoshikawa

For all of my letters, I started by tracing them face down onto the backside of the papers I wanted to use.  I then fussy cut them out and stitched around the edge of each of them before adhering them to the wood piece with liquid adhesive.


Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Personalized Kids Room Wall Art by Mendi Yoshikawa

I wanted to have each letter be embellished in a unique way, but have them come together in one cohesive project.  For the letter "A" I pulled out bits of ribbon from my stash and wrapped the pieces around to the back of my paper cutout before adhering them to the wood.


Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Personalized Kids Room Wall Art by Mendi Yoshikawa

Three simple, yet completely adorable flower buttons dress up my letter "Y".



Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Personalized Kids Room Wall Art by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my "L" I die-cut 4 diamonds from my favorite petite prints and stitched around them before adhering them to my piece to form an argyle print.  I then used some of the adorable sprinkles from the collection to embellish them.



Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Personalized Kids Room Wall Art by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my letter "E" I used a swiss dot print with some of the darling icon sticker balloons and the unicorn from the odds & ends pack.  Before adhering the letter to the wood, I poked holes on either side of the balloons and stitched around them using an embroidery needle to give the appearance the baker twine strings are tied on.


Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Personalized Kids Room Wall Art by Mendi Yoshikawa

I kept my last letter fairly simple since the print had a lot going on visually.  I added some random glitter sprinkles from the collection to give the polka-dots extra interest.  I love the way they look!


Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Personalized Kids Room Wall Art by Mendi Yoshikawa

This collection makes this 80's girl with her rainbow heart skip a beat!  I hope I've inspired you to use some of your favorite Doodlebug papers for a home decor project too!  



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, August 8, 2017

Doodlebug Cherry Layout & Stitching With Baker's Twine

Hi there!  I'm on the Doodlebug blog today sharing a happy layout using hand-stitching with baker's twine.  As we transition to back to school I thought it would be fun to document some photos from a few years back.  

Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine

I took my inspiration from a cherry sequined top my daughter is wearing and die-cut just the cherry portion from the background of my page using THIS cutting file.  I then cut a generous piece of red cardstock an inch or two larger than the cherries.  I covered the entire piece of cardstock with adhesive using my ATG gun and added rows of Doodlebug's ladybug sequins, leaving the outside edge without sequins so I could adhered it to the back of my page.

Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine

When I was done, I added the remaining die-cut pieces cut using Doodlebug's Petite Prints papers and stitched around the outside edges with green and red baker's twine.  

Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine

To create my title I first printed it out in Microsoft Word using the Clicker Script font.  I then used some washi tape to temporarily adhere it to my layout and "traced" around it using my paper-piercer to form my stitching holes.

Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine

Here's a finished look at my title using Doodlebug's solid white baker's twine. I learned as I went that it helps to make the spacing between your holes a little larger and deeper to keep the thread from getting stuck and to keep the paper from tearing.  If my paper ever tore, I simply added some packing tape to the back and re-stitched that spot.  ;)

Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine



Thanks so much for visiting the blog today.  I hope I've inspired you to try some hand-stitching on your own projects.  It's seriously addicting!


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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