A bit of this and a bit of that...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The theme this week on the Doodlebug blog is all about
'Mixing and Matching'!
We were asked to rummage through out products and find how far we could go with adding new collections to older collections and filling in the gaps with embellishments.
Now, for those of you who aren't aware of how Doodlebug works... they have an extensive base line of colours to which they make everything so it doesn't really matter what you use... it matches. And to make it even easier, they have all their products named with it's own colour so it takes all the guess work out of everything.

Here's my take on the project:

I used quite a few different collections and cardstock ranges, not to mention all the yummy embellishments that almost look edible. I have to make sure I'm not hungry when I work on my Doodlebug assignments. :)

My niece sporting her 'swimming towel hoodie' which is years old yet still fits so she has taken the approach that 'if it fits, I'll keep wearing it'! Mind you, I'd like to see her wear it at a high-school swimming carnival and see how brave she is!

 The Doodlebug Chunky Brads seriously look like sweets! I also used my little scallop border punch to create a fun addition to the side of the layout that ties all the colours together.

The Doodlebug Expressions Rub-ons are definitely a new product for me and I love how the entire heading or saying is all layed out in the one little pack with different fonts and colours to really jazz up your page. And... they go on like butter!

And finally I dragged out my little EK Success flower punches again... poor little things are nearly due for retirement but they seem to go on and on and never give me grief, just wish the process wasn't so time consuming. The centrepiece was punched from the White Rainbow Dot glitter cardstock and I used each polka dot for the centre of each flower. 

Products Used:
Doodlebug Petite Prints - Bubblegum, Lilac, Limeade, Swimming Pool, Tangerine
Doodlebug Colorwheel - Fancy Florals, Pocket Full o' Posies
Doodlebug Cut Outs - Classic, Santas Workshop
Doodlebug Cake & Icecream - Fun Fetti
Doodlebug Glitter Cardstock - White Rainbow Dot
Doodlebug Headlines - Summer Time
Doodlebug Expressions Rub Ons - Summer Time
Doodlebug Candy Shoppe Mini Rubons - Beetle Black
Doodlebug Chunky Brads - Bright Assortments
EK Success - Small Retro Flower Punches
Fiskars - Scallop Border Punch

Don't forget to drop by the Doodlebug Blog and catch up on all the other Mix 'n' Match projects from the design team.

From farm to you...


  1. Gorgeous work Melinda...so neat & so precise!! Always you amaze me.
    Take care hey!!

    I am visiting near you next week, & look forward to seeing that part of the world.

  2. I love the flower made by little flowers...:)

  3. You sure have given that little punch a workout. I am glad it is still working like a charm, because you make such fabulous pages with it. This is really fun. I do like how all of their lines work so well together.

  4. Divine!!


  5. Love it! I thought the polka dots in the middle of the flowers were stickles! You took such care to get them perfectly in the center! Gorgeous! And I actually had to look and look again to see the "time" for Summer Time! It matched so perfectly and those embellies DO look like those edible dots! :)

  6. Girl!! Your creativity is simply amazing!!! I just love this page! So precious! If your punch ever breaks, I'll send you a lifetime supply of extras! :) I can't imagine not seeing Melinda punches anymore! Beautiful work!

  7. Very cool! LOVE that flower made of tiny flowers! So pretty! :)

  8. So bright and happy. LOVE IT!!

  9. Another stunning layout Melinda! I love the multi-coloured punched border strips and that flower looks fantastic!
    Hope all is well your side. Take care. xx

  10. So brilliant. Love all the colours and yet it is not overwhelming. Excellent and fun layout. Congrats.

  11. Wow i just love this layout so many colours and patterns and yet it doesn't look at all too fussy. The flowers are incredible - i must have a go but can't imagine I'll have the patience or the manual dexterity to put it together. Can't wait to see what you do next!

  12. Wow! What a cool design! Love your little-flowers-accents =) and the way you combine so many colors in one porject - it looks so natural yet so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. sigh....... this is EXTRAORDINARY Melinda!!!!!!!!!!

  14. GIrl, this is incredible!!! I absolutely love what you can do with that flower punch! And you're amazing style ... well, I'd notice it anywhere!!!
    Hope you're resting and doing well!

  15. Amazing! You are THE BEST at details like this! x

  16. I am sure this took a long time but GOLLY!! It is amazing, I love it, puts a smile on my face. I really enjoy seeing projects that people go all out on. Great, inspiring work!

    1. There you go again doing what you do, creating amazing punched art... totally love everything you do...thanks for your comments and for popping by to... i have to laugh every time i try to came here i have to go thru someones else blog as when i try to reply thru mine it tells me it's a private blog!

  17. Your flower is so cool! I have lots of tiny flowers ( I think Prima)from years ago that I'm going to use like you did.