Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Taylored Expressions + Doodlebug Projects

Hello! Today I'm excited to show you a couple of projects that I made with the one of the newest Doodlebug collections, Take Note! For the next couple of days, the Taylored Expressions Baker's Dozen will be showing you some projects made with the newest (Winter CHA) Doodlebug collections.

I was so excited when Regina (our fabulous TE Marketing & Social Media Coordinator) announced a partnership between TE and Doodlebug and asked if we wanted to participate. Of course, I said yes! I love all things Doodlebug! I received the Essentials Take Note collection, and I just love the bright, bold and fun colors in it! When I first saw the colors and patterns, it made me think of the fun, ruffly shirt that Sabrina wore on the first day of school last August, so I created this layout with a few photos of her.

I used a combination of the Doodlebug products along with TE stamps and dies. They are a match made in heaven! The green arrow paper (cut in half and positioned so that the arrows point to the center of the layout) and the grey number paper are included in the Essentials Kit. The tiny pink polka dot paper is from the Take Note 6x6 paper pad (die cut using the Medium Scallop Border). The first part of my title "First Day of" was created using some of the letter stickers in the kit (here I halved a Layering Doily Die - large).

I used the Whimsy Alpha and Whimsy #'s to create "4th Grade" (patterned paper is also from the Essentials Kit). The numbers and letters were stitched onto the largest Labels Stacklets 2 die. I popped up the label with foam tape for some added dimension. I also popped up "so you" and the measuring tape arrow sticker (both sticker sheets were included in the kit). Here is a detail shot:

I stamped the "report card" and the A+ from Make the Grade. I tied some Bubblegum Doodle Twine around the bottom and added a few more Doodlebug stickers (the pink push pin and the date tag).

Below is a look at the Take Note Essentials Kit. As you can tell, there are a lot of elements (much more than I used). I plan to make a mini album with the 6x6 papers and use a lot more of these stickers, too.

I have a card using the Take Note 6x6 paper pad. Note that these are the same patterns as the 12 x 12 papers, but just smaller in design, so they are perfect for cards and other small items. My image is from Spring Tulips and colored with Copic markers. My mom's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I made this for her.

For links to all of the designers with Doodlebug projects, please visit Taylor's blog, HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

First Day of 4th Grade Layout | Supplies:

From Doodlebug Essentials - Take Note:
3749 tweed stripe double-sided cardstock
3757 stick to it double-sided cardstock
3765 take note this & that stickers
3772 take note icon stickers
3432 teensy type (swimming pool)

Stamps: Make the Grade (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Take Note 6x6 (Doodlebug), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), White 12x12 cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Bahama Blue (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Labels Stacklets 2, Layering Doily Die - Large, Medium Scallop Border, Whimsy Alpha, Whimsy #'s (Taylored Expressions); Bubblegum Doodle Twine (Doodlebug), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Happy Birthday | Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Spring Tulips (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Take Note 6x6 (Doodlebug), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Lace Chain Border, Designer Mini Tags (Taylored Expressions); Petite Oval Nestabilities - SM, LG (Spellbinders); Markers (Copic), Bubblegum Doodle Twine, Pearls (Doodlebug); Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.