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)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Doodlebug Fairy Tales Birthday Scrapbook Pages for Girls

Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Birthday Scrapbook Pages for Girls by Mendi Yoshikawa

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today with a set of girly birthday layouts using my newest favorite:  Fairy Tales!  It epitomizes everything I adore about Doodlebug and fulfills all my childhood fantasies in one happy collection.  I have several birthdays for my daughter that I never got around to putting into albums so I decided to spend my weekend scrapbooking not one, but three fun pages.
Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Girls Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up first is a layout based on a sketch with a polka-dot border down the left-hand side.  I love the pops of color against the white and how they work to frame some of the adorable images and sprinkle shapes from the collection.  I cut apart the word birthday from the odds & ends set and popped it up using foam tape for some extra dimension.  I love the bit of shadow the extra height creates!


Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Girls Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next layout I wanted to use all the adorable banners and balloons from the odds & ends set to create a happy balloon bouquet.   

Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Girls Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

After my balloons were adhered to my page, I used some solid white doodle twine from a twine assortment pack with a big needle and a paper piercer to stitch my twine around each of the balloons (taping the extra to the back of my page).  It was so much easier than trying to tie them around each one and I love how much the little detail adds!  When I was done I tied the loose hanging strings with a spare piece of twine to secure them together and glued the knot to my page with some liquid adhesive, hiding it all with a ribbon bow.

Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Girls Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last page I wanted to create a border of sorts between my photos using the adorable stickers and die-cuts from the collection.  My only regret is I ran out of space to include even more cuteness!

Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Girls Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I paired the celebrate die-cut from the collection with the word "friends" which I cut out on my Silhouette using THIS cutting file.  I adore mixing fonts and a sans serif font always looks awesome with scripty fonts like the ones in this collection.

Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Girls Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

If you're like me and have several birthdays that never got put into albums, why not print those photos and get them scrapped with this adorable collection?   I swear you'll be transported right back to the 80's with all these yummy rainbows and unicorns!  ;) 



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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