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4.28.2010

Doodlebug








{Reported by Sharyn Tormanen}

This is going to be fun!!

That's exactly what went through my mind when I opened up my very first box to review. I've long turned to Doodlebug when I'm looking to add to my embellishment stash or if I'm looking for some bright and cheery papers for a project. And now here was a lovely box of it right here on my desk.

Boy - this is going to be fun! I could hardly wait for the out of town company to leave so I could dig in!

What I liked:

  1. I loved how well the papers supported my summertime layouts and cards
  2. I was very impressed with how many stickers and die cuts were available, giving me so many choices for my embellishments. And I've always loved the cardstock alphabet stickers. Any company who puts four w's and three y's on a sheet makes this mother of a Wendy smile
  3. The mini album worked so well for 4 x 6 photos. The last few pages fit a 4 x 6 perfectly, and the first few pages only had to be cropped in one direction. This made the putting together of the album just that much quicker and easier
What I didn't like:
  1. I have a hard time working with only busy patterns. I would have liked some less busy patterns/solids to mix in
  2. I spent a lot of time on the cover of the mini album, trying to find just the right punch in my stash to accommodate the grommets. I would have liked for those to be something I could add on after I put my paper on, or to not have them at all, although they do add a nice finished touch
  3. It would have made me completely giddy if the curves of the die cuts matched up with the curves in the mini book - I was a little sad that they didn't match
What I made:


I love how easily the embellishments/papers and stickers mixed and matched to create some cards for my stash that look like I spent some time on them - but really I didn't. The products did all the work for me.
Summer fun! I'm pretty sure we have Popsicle and ice cream pictures from every year. I love how the pattern paper supports the page, but don't take away from the photos



I had a lot of fun putting this album together. Our daughter went on a trip of her own last summer, taking her own camera along to document her vacation. This album was the perfect size and format for her. The colors and themes of the paper supported her adventure perfectly and the album gives her a nice holdable fun way to share with her friends and family.

I added some of the journal tags throughout the album so that she can go through and do her own journaling in the space provided. She squealed with delight when she saw the finished book - a positive review from her!


Where and how much:
Product: Summertime Collection
Manufacturer: Doodlebug Design
MSRP: $. 80-8.95
Available Online: Scrapbook.com, Emma's Paperie, Croppin Paradise.com*


What do you think? Does this make you want to dive into summer or can you hold off for a while longer? Leave a comment here by midnight EST on Thursday to be entered to win this fabulous prize from Doodlebug Designs! YAY!!






81 comments:

petunia670 said...

Your layouts scream summer. Your DD will really love that adorable mini album. I've always loved Doodlebugs brads & alphas, these papers would be a nice summer addition!

janis said...

you rocked this collection!!!! i love the colors in this line - - really perfect for summer projects!!!as

kmassman said...

I really like the colors on this collection. Your layout is so fun! The card is pretty, too!

Connie Petertonjes said...

Thanks for the honest review! I love the colors of these papers and think that they would be great for our upcoming summer break photos!

A splash of Sherry said...

Oh I love Doodlebug. And the mini album is the best. Great inspiration.

Cindy said...

I LOVE Doodlebug and that kit is ADORABLE! Thanks for the chance to win.

JustYolie said...

I like the colors in this kit! Thanks for the inspiration.

Diana said...

Where I live it's always summer so I am so ready for these yummy scrappy goodies. I love Doodlebug stuff!

Vicki said...

that is a very summery line, love it. Always love doodlebug. That mini book is adorable. I'm sure your daughter loves it. Thanks for a great review.

rebecca_geile said...

Not a huge doodlebug fan.

Joy Pearcy said...

What a great collection! You did a fantastic job with the products. I can't wait to get some of this and use on my LOs for summer!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Adorable projects!!

Arjanne said...

I love Doodlebug. I use their alpha stickers all the time!

AnnaMarie said...

Love it Sharyn! Love your review, great album, and really digging the color combos for those summer pics! :)

Molly said...

I have long been a Doodlebug fan, loving this!

~Molly

Emily said...

Cute, I hadn't seen any of the recent Doodlebug stuff, my LSS doesn't carry much of them anymore.

william said...

Love it! This will really get you ready for summer!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Great job with this collection!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute cards and LOs---love reading the reviews! Always fun to see what others think and what they make:) TFS!

Scrapamum said...

I love Doodlebugs bright fun colors. You really showcased their stuff so well.

Erica Hettwer said...

Great review, Sharyn! I simply adore Doodlebug's alphas. They're the perfect size and colors for me. :D

Tany Sol said...

Beautiful works!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the colors- awesome collection. Thanks!!!!

Jingle said...

I love their stuff! It's so fun and cheery and they have the BEST ads!

carriegel said...

I love the cards you made. Very inspiring and have been bookmarked for future reference.

Jennifer said...

Doodlebug is always so fun!

PamS said...

I love the brightness of Doodlebug...I have done several layouts using Doodlebug lines.
Love your projects.

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Wow! Thank you for the review, and the chance to win.
I've been looking at doodlebug, but I think I'm a lot like you--wondering if their designs are too busy.
It looks like they're not, though. Great job.
Going to cross my fingers, hoping I'll get to try it out.

NenaNYC said...

OMG!!! I love this new Doodlebug Design papers. As a mom of a 6yo girl, these products would be perfect for scrapping her summer adventures at camp. Love what you did with the products. Hope I get to try them too!

Lisa Cutler said...

Cute! Love the samples as well as the products.

Leah the Orange said...

oh, it's all BEAUTIFUL! i LOVE the colours, and there's just so much that can be done with it all!

your album is wonderful, and those cards just SCREAM happy!

i'm feeling the pull - i absolutely LOVE Doodlebug (they have some of the BEST fonts!) and would love to add these to my collection. i'd go through it in a flash!

Courtney ;-) said...

Super cute stuff for summer pages! Love it! :)

Etta said...

Cute!! Love the cards and the mini!

Sherry M said...

I love what you did with the collection. I'm a big fan of Doodlebug and would love to get my hands on this summer collection...it's so cute! I love Doodlebug so much I've even started buying their craft furniture.

Jewel said...

Love the summery theme to the papers and stickers. I love Doodlebug's bright colors. Great projects.

Donna E. said...

love your projects esp the album! i would definitely make use of everything you reviewed here. thanks for the chance!

Rebecca Ednie said...

What fun! I love your Popsicle layout! This kit looks like a blast!

Gwen said...

Such fun and happy colors and patterns! I especially love the print on the kraft background. It's lovely to think of summery things when it's actually been snowing all day!

Anke said...

Woh, great! This is a kit I should like to use for my swimmingpool/summer photo's. I love all these colours!

kgscrapper said...

Doodlebug has been a long time favorite of mine. I combine it with the coordinating Bazzil solid color cardstock and the results are always amazing. I love thier kits that come with the pattern paper, card stock, sitckers and other embellishments. Your projects were great!!! Thanks for another chance to win!!

Jenny McGee said...

great kit, summer fun is soon here.

Cynthia B. said...

Your cards, page, and album turned out wonderfully! The Doodlebug stickers of ice cream/popsicles, watermelon just scream summer for me! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Brenda in Sunny SoCal. said...

Makes me want to take a splash in the pool and make some lemonade!

lisa808 said...

Great patterns & colors! Adorable mini album.

lmb122 said...

Love the cards! I would love to play with all those pretty colors!

Rebecca said...

I love how Doodlebug does super cute without being cheesy. Awesome projects. I love summer everywhere but here in AZ. So I am fine with Spring here for a while (which is like a summer everywhere else!!)

Valerie said...

Thanks for sharing your projects! Wonderful line of paper.

Kim M said...

I have had my eye on them since winter CHA, they had so many great new products. I would love to get my hands on some, thanks for the chance to win!

bumblesnbees said...

Love the bright colours!

AngMomof3 said...

Quite sure I'd jump into summer scrapping if I won this! :)

Miwa said...

I love Doodlebug, it's impossible to go wrong with them! And yes, these papers make me long for summer! =)

Angela Fehr said...

Doodlebug is the go-to place for stuff that suits cute kid layouts!

Allison said...

Wow! Colors are great! They would be perfect to help finish my niece's first year album! Thanks for the chance to enter :)

Shawninaz said...

Luv the projects you made with Doodlebug. I've always like their bright cheery patterns but they can be a little daunting. Summer can wait, I'm not looking forward to triple digits!

kim Miller said...

I love Doodlebug! Great job, Sharyn!

barbs said...

Wow! Everything is bright and cheerful. It makes me smile. Thanks for the chance to win this great collection.

Samantha T. said...

Very fun! You can always count on Doodlebug for bright, bold collections.

Simply Dawn said...

The collection is so right up my summertime alley! Great job on your first review...well here at least! Awesome job! Oh, and I would lovvvveee to win!
Lovies, DJ

julie.schellin said...

I am ALWAYS ready for summer, and would LOVE that Doodlebug to scrap some fun summer pages! LOVE the colors!

Kris J said...

Ohhh I love that kit, and your layouts and cards too. What fun colors! Great review Sharyn.

Victoria S. said...

I love the bright cheery colors of doodlebug- what a great company -would love to win this pack to get ready for summer pix!

connie said...

cute LO and mini album. makes me want ready for summer fun!

Janette said...

I love how whimsical Doodlebug is, perfect for summer layouts.

hannie said...

I love how you used those paper on ur layout and cards.

Carol said...

Seriously, could Doodlebug be any *CUTER*? Naw, I didn't think so either....Love what you've done!

Cammy said...

All the stuff you made is too cute, especially love that mini album!!

Julie Batta said...

Wow, this line is so cute. I can invision many wonderful summertime layouts with this. LOVE the stickers, so cute.

Stephanie Zito said...

What a fun collection! Love your layout and mini! Those summer stickers are so cute! Lot's of possibilities for summer layouts!

Shanna said...

Your cards and layouts are fabulous! Looks like Doodlebug has a great summer line! Would be a lot of fun to have! Appreciate your review.

dazey said...

I love what you did with the paper! Definitely summer all over.

Joli said...

Summer?? We are in the middle of a now storm here in Utah!!!
I love Doodlebug, everything is always so much fun!

Theresa said...

Love these summery colors. You did a great job with the mini album.

dddcort said...

super cute, and the busy patterns seem to be all the rage right now, mixing and matching them up. thanks for the chance!

Cathryn67 said...

Love your projects. I would love to try them out!
cathryn67 at yahoo dot com

Juliana J said...

This looks like a really fun print, especially for a mom of two little girls!!

serena said...

looks like great fun products! not too serious

Silsine said...

I like it so much the versatily of the products

NanaBeth said...

They have wonderful "stuff". I love that they have such cool things to organize or alter.

Paula said...

I always love the bright colors of doodlebug, they're perfect for spring layouts of the kiddies.

Just call me b said...

I love this! I love the colors!

Kimberly Protani said...

I LOVE Doodlebug! I have always been drawn to bright colors and patterns and DB fits the bill perfectly!! Darling cards and projects you made! :)

Debbie said...

What cute stuff, I have always loved most of the Doodlebug stuff....if I win I am going to copy those cards you made, I love them!!