DOODLEBUG | Layout Tutorial and Giveaway!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Well don't faint... yes this is the second blog post in two days and yes I'm having a giveaway which is something that I haven't done in a while and is long overdue! Oh, and I did warn you that I hadn't finished with the circles.

DESIGNED FOR | Doodlebug Design Inc
PROJECT | Chevron Washi Tape Layout Tutorial
LINK | You can find the full tutorial HERE


NEW PRODUCTS | Doodlebug 8mm washi tape - Chevron Assortment, Candy Stripes Assortment. I truly love this product because it comes in the most gorgeous clear cylinders that hold 12 rolls of all the gorgeous Doodlebug colours.


Yes I went crazy! You should have seen my desk... it was completely covered in washi tape and sequins but I loved putting this layout together as it was so bright and cheerful, regardless of the mess!


THE STORY | So many people comment on how much alike my daughter and I are. Now to be honest we have never been able to see it, especially considering there is 30+ years difference in our ages. So on a recent weekend away my daughter snapped this selfie of the two of us and we both suddenly realised what everyone had been talking about. We even sound identical on the phone which has the farmer asking which one of us he is speaking to... sometimes we've been known to be a bit cheeky and pretend to be each other.



SUPPLIES | Doodlebug
Chevron Assortment 8mm wide Washi Tape
Candy Stripes Assortment 8mm wide Washi Tape
Sequins - Bumblebee, Beetleblack, Lilac, Limeade, Swimming Pool, Tangerine
Mini Flower Kit
Cupcake Doilies
Jack & Jill Alphabet Rubons - Limeade, Swimming Pool
Candy Shoppe Mini Rub-ons - Cupcake
Hip Hop Hooray Patterned Paper - Party Plaid
Sprinkles - Birthday Girl


I decided to have a little rummage through my stash and see if I could come up with a bright and colourful giveaway to match today's layout. And yes, that's the new Doodlebug doilies in every shade and design x 5 each... who loves doilies?
So, if there is anyone out there that doesn't think they have enough product stashed away in their crafty space then leave a comment and I'll select a winner at the end of the week.


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108 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, but I already told you that somewhere else. I can't remember where I commented on it. You have such an eye for design and yours are so unique and so you. You and G do look a lot alike. :) how funny that you like to mess around with your hubby when he calls. LOL Sounds like something my girls and I would do to Greg. As for the Doodle Bug products, they are so fun and so colorful. I love them.

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  2. Can you ever really have enough product stashed away?!?!? Love the colourful doilies!!

    I'm sure I said this before about this layout but I'll say it again - it's INCREDIBLE!!! I just love what you did with the washi tape!!

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  3. I agree with Tracey .. I seem to never have enough. Requires a whole different take on retail therapy. Not only is the layout stunning but the names of the colours are adorable. Thank you for the opportunity to add colourful doilies to my stash.

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  4. As always another gorgeous layout. So inspiring. Love all the fun colorful doilies.

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  5. Melinda, I love your work, you totally rock and always give me inspiration! your designs leave me speechless, Really! thanks for sharing and for the opportunity!

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  6. This is just Beautiful!! I love the cheerful colors and details!! AMAZING!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  7. Love how you've used the washi tape!! Super cute layout!

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  8. You are so talented and such a great inspiration. I would love to add these beautiful products from Doodlebug to my stash.

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  9. What an awesome, colourful layout! Thanks so much for the chance to win this fabulous prize!

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  10. Such a fresh, bright page! Love the colors! And what great opportunity to win some of these yummy Doodlebug playthings!

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  11. I love what you have done with all the washi. Would love to win some Doodlebug. I love it.

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  12. Love the bright colours. I love washi. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. I love this layout-I already pinned it to borrow in the future!

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  14. Oh me please, your beautifully coloured layouts are such an inspiration, colours from Doodlebug that I normally wouldn't be immediately drawn to but would love the opportunity to play with some. Very generous Melinda.

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  15. Gorgeous layout! I love how you used the washi, and wow, you guys really do look alike!!!

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  16. This is just an AMAZING layout!! You stun me beyond words with your fab ideas! :)

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  17. This is fantastic Melanie! And it's not that I need more stash, but those doilies are just calling my name. I'd LOVE to win. But regardless, this LO is above and beyond. Amazing work!

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  18. What do you mean "enough stash"? No idea what you are talking about:-) love your fantastic LO and yes, you do look so alike! Thanks for the inspiration, not sure I would ever be brave enough to try that much washi at once!

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  19. Gorgeous. But that is nothing new.

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  20. For sure, I don't have enough crafts stashed away! I am amazed with your work! I'm going to show my students this (all 80 of them). We use tape all the time for stuff like this.

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  21. Always room for more craft materials, right? Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  22. Would love to win!!
    rhibrix2@hotmaildotcom

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  23. I love the doilies!! Beautiful layout too!! I have quite the stash, but you're right!!! You can never have enough!! Thanks for the chance to win and I look forward to reading your blog posts!!

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  24. Lovely layout...awesome giveaway...thanks!

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  25. Oh this is soooo adorable, love it and the story!!! Super sweet giveaway!

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  26. Oh I did enjoy this layout very much! It's a terrific idea to use our washi tape stash! Thansk!

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  27. Your layout is beyond beautiful! Of course I don't have enough crafting supplies...you can never have too much!

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  28. This is one fabulous layout! I really love your use of the washi tape....genius!!

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  29. Love your layout super cute and such fun colors. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win so super AWESOME goodies.

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  30. Love the colors! Thank you for the chance to win these awesome goodies.

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  31. Love this layout...already have it pinned. Thanks, too, for the double chance to win!!

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  32. This layout is fabulous! I commented on it when it was over at Doodlebug!! I have to say that NO I do not have enough stuff in my crafty space because I do not currently have some of every product Doodlebug makes YET!! Thanks for the awesomeness of this giveaway!!

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  33. What a fabulous, colorful layout! Your design is just wonderful. I'll have to try this summertime. Sure would love to win those goodies! Thanks!

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  34. Love the layout! Fabulous colors! I never have enough in my stash, is there a such thing?

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  35. I LOVE rainbow layouts and this washi idea is amazing! I thought this was so awesome when I first saw it - great job!

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  36. Such a beautiful layout...and incredible giveaway!!!

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  37. I love this layout, so bright and colourful. What a great way to use washi tape. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome Doodlebug products :-)

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  38. That layout is just amazing... I love the design and totally am looking at my washi differently now!!!

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  39. What a sweet and colorful layout! I would live to get that rainbow prize package in the mail! I would be smiling from ear to ear!

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  40. Love this layout and hoping it will make me braver with using my washi. I am obsessed with those doilies even though I haven't seen them in real life yet.

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  41. Oh how wonderful your
    layout is! Love all that
    washi tape on it!
    Carla from Utah

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  42. so generous of you, I love all of your layouts and you are so incredibly talented, I would love to add this to my stash. . .although I wouldn't keep them in my hoarders stash i would use them because they are just too happy to keep in a container :)

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  43. So cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win such cuteness. :o)

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  44. Your layout and your picture are gorgeous!!! I pinned the tutorial, I love it so much :-)

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  45. WOW - I LOVED this when you shared it on the Doodlebug Design Blog, LOVE it every time I see it - I am speechless at this AMAZING layout Melinda!!! This really is an INCREDIBLE technique and a STUNNING & CREATIVE way to use Washi Tape. I confess that I don't have enough in my stash to try it yet, so I'm keeping my fingers & toes crossed for luck today => THANK YOU for the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS :)

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  46. I'd love to add to my stash. I like to use doilies and haven't seen the colored ones before.
    they would be so much fun to use on my greeting cards.
    I love the layout. it is so bright and colorful.
    thanks for sharing a great layout and for having a giveaway.

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  47. Absolutely beautiful! Great use of color!!

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  48. You always make the most colorful & creative layouts Melinda! Thanks for the continued inspiration!!

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  49. I absolutely feel head over heels for this layout on the doodlebug blog!! Super amazing!!!
    I have to ask, what did/will you do with the centre circle?
    Awesome giveaway!! Thanks heaps for the chance to win some doodlebug goodies. I struggle to find them in aussie stores.

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  50. Wow, how awesome, love the LO. The giveaway is stellar. I LOVE doodlebug and really need doilies and cute washi like that. THANKS for the opportunity to win such awesome craft supplies. I KNOW I could really put them to good use...

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  51. Gorgeous layout! So much fun. I'm loving those should and washie tape. Thanks! :)

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  52. Cute page. I could make alot of items with all those goodies. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. Amazing layout! I'm obsessed with washi tape & all things Doodlebug! You can never have enough of either!

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  54. This layout is so beautiful!!! Love the colors and details and especially the photo of you and your Mini Me! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway! You can never have too many craft supplies!

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  55. It really is wonderful. I love the brightness. Seems such a happy layout.

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  56. Loving all the circle Mel.. I have a think for them too at the moment :) gorgeous as always!

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  57. I love this page and all the colours. My daughter is all into rainbows so I can see myself scrap lifiting this in future. Would love to win these doilies and other goodies. I only have white doilies so this would be a great addition to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  58. Thanks, for the giveaway: I love bright colors! And I love your layouts, too! You rock!

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  59. You two do look alike you could be sisters. That picture is crazy. Love the layouts. Lots of fun colors.

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  60. LOL!!!! Soooo obv lots of us don't think we have enough in our stash!!!!! I'd just like a bit of ur creative cleverness, as well, thanks:) LOOOVE the design & those delish bright colours:):)

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  61. Oh my, these doiles are lovely and in so many colors! I am just about to start a wedding album and I sure could use these. Thanks for the chance to win

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  62. These doilies, washi tapes and mini-bags are lovely!! Thanks for the chance to win them.

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  63. Beautiful and colorful layout! Doodlebug has been one of my favorites for years!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  64. Stunning layout! So creative and colorful - i love it!!! And i love the giveway too - i'd been eyeing those Doodlebug doilies since their release. You can always count on Doodlebug for adorable. Thanks for the chance to win! I shared your giveaway on my blog sidebar.

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  65. Beautiful layout. I love the colored doilies.

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  66. Love this gorgeous layout and will have to lift it soon! Didn't realize doilies came in such gorgeous colors

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  67. Waouh! your layout is splendide wonderful! Thank for the game!

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  68. Love the colors! Can Melinda come over to my house & play?!?

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  69. Love how you used all those colors. It looks fabulous.

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  70. I can't ever have enough doilies or treat bags! These are so much fun-thank you or the chance to win. Of late,I have found circles soothing to look at-not quite sure why.Think there's something spiritual involved.

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  71. Unique and awesome creations you´ve made,like the funny colors! You´re a very talented woman and your creations are gorgeous,they´re shining so bright,like sunshine,great!
    Thank you for the lovely chance to win a giveaway,I hope fortuna will stand by me.
    Wish you all a good and happy crafting week,
    hugs die waldfee

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  72. What a beautiful layout. i love the bright colors and your ideas are amazing. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  73. What a great layout, it has WOW power! Love your stash giveaway, I was just asking someone online about colored doilies this weekend! Love it all.

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  74. Such gorgeous and creative layouts. Love your stash giveaway. Colored doilies are so awesome.

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  75. The happy "rainbow sunshine" just brightened my day! (It's rather dreary today here in Ohio.) The colors make me want to redecorate my whole house with all these colorful products!!

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  76. Love the doilies and washi tape. Seriously I do not have nay doilies and never enough washi tape. The colors and layout in your tutorial are awesome LOVE IT!

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  77. What a unique and colourful layout! Love the rainbow scheme and the clever use of washi.
    I like the doilies , Would be so happy if I win these.

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  78. The rainbow colors are always a winner, love the doilies!
    Thx :P

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  79. This is the most cheerful LO I've ever seen. I love the way you put it all together. Seriously, if you hadn't said there were 30 years between you and your mini I would have put you at sisters, almost twin-like!

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  80. amazing page as usual Melinda - really love your style. Love Doodlebug too so it would be awesome to win some doilies and washi

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  81. What a cute layout-I heart anything with rainbow colors and bling! What a great use of Washington tape too. Thanks 4 the chance!

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  82. OH My Gosh! Your layout is truly amazing! So many happy colors. TFS!

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  83. Wow, Melinda. Your layout is beautiful... so bright and cheery. You and your daughter look so pretty in that picture. Can't tell who is mom and who is daughter :)

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  84. I thought I already left a comment on this layout because it is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win a prize. Hugs.

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  85. Wow love the layout & you do look so alike & stash oh wow never have enough & doilies mmmmm & washi tape oh I'm in love & going to have to figure out what photo I can use to scraplift this layout thanks for sharing :)

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  86. Love the page, pinned the tutorial - thank you so much (I love how the excess washi isn't wasted).

    A great giveaway too - Doodebug stash has so many lovely colours, of course I *need* them ALL!

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  87. Nice to meet you.

    I have seen a lot of washi tape used on projects but this is by far one of the best if not THE best uses for that pretty tape I have ever seen. Well done on the beautiful layout.

    Yes, you are two peas in a pod. You look like identical twins. Beautiful.

    I love those doilies and I certainly do have room for them. Thanks in advance. LOL, (I am trying to think positive.)

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  88. Can you ever have enough in your stash? I can always use more! Thank you for a chance to win this outstanding giveaway!

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  89. Melinda, the layout with the chevron washi tape and sequins is absolutely stunning! Every time I see it i am just mesmerized! Thanks for the chance to win some amazing doodlebug items! (Cause no one can resist doodlebug! ) thanks again and have a great week!

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  90. Would love to add these things to my stash!! Everything is so pretty. Love the doilies, chevron wash tape and sequins!

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  91. Wow, great give a way! Love those doilies. Thanks for the chance.

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  92. This is awesome, Melinda! And... are you submitting to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine? If not, you should consider it. Your style is awesome!

    Teri

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  93. Your page is simply fabulous!! I love the idea with the washio tapes. Soo creative! :-)
    Thanks for a chance to win as well! :-)

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  94. Would really love to have these products! They're all so beautiful!

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  95. Gorgeous layout, love the pop of color with the washi and sequins! Such a creative way to use awesome products! I may have a stash of product in my scrap room but no one can ever have enough Doodlebug! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  96. Great idea for the washi tape, so effective! I could do a similar thing with my daughter; she's definitely mine... :-)

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  97. Oh how I would love to win this giveaway! I love Doodlebug, I love doilies, and I am always looking for ways to use my washi tape! Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous items.

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  98. Love that layout! And love those doiles as well!!

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  99. LOVE how you used the washi, I love Doodlebug and really need cool washi like that. BTW LOVE the story also...

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