Saturday, November 22, 2014

Memory Box Kensington Christmas Tree Die

Today we're sharing a fun technique! 

We die cut the Kensington Christmas Tree, from Memory Box, using white paper.  Then covered it with VersaMark ink, green embossing powder, and used our heat tool to melt the powder.  That gave the tree a shiny, enameled look.

After we secured the green tree to the front of our card, we cut the tree again in red.  Snipped off the flowers and adhered them to the top of the green tree.  Added some Stardust Stickles, a sentiment from Mama Elephant, and it'd done!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Sale and Event

We have something for everyone on your Holiday list.  Below, is a list of the special promotions available between 9AM and 12PM.

For the artist on your Holiday list.

For the young artist on your Holiday list.

For the scrapbooker on you Holiday list.  (These books work with Project Life page inserts)
 For the paper crafter or card maker on your Holiday list.  Watch a video demonstration on the Magnetic Platform HERE.

Our best selling paper trimmer!  Don't miss this GREAT deal!  Watch a video demonstration on the CutterPillar Pro HERE.

Don't miss our best deal of the year, on the Big Shot die cutting machine.  Watch a video demonstration on the Big Shot Machine HERE.

As always, we'll be giving away loads of products (more than $1000) at 12PM.  You must be present to win.  Below is a list of a few of the items we'll be giving away:

Private card making class for you and SEVEN of your friends.  (value $200)
Big Shot Machine with dies and accessories  (value over $400)
Assorted packages of paper and embellishments (each valued at over $15)
Assorted stamps
Assorted dies
Assorted albums (each valued at $20 or more)
Assorted party supplies
and much, much, more!

Don't miss it!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sizzix Triplets- Christmas Tree Die

Have you seen the Triplets Christmas Tree Dies from Sizzix?  Love all the wonderful combinations you can get from one die set! 

I cut all the tree combinations from white paper, and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the Ink Blending Tool to color the trees.  I used Mowed Lawn for the trees, Vintage Photo for the trunks and Picked Raspberry for the background tree (the one peeking through the circles).  I applied a darker layer of ink at the bottom, using less ink as I worked my way towards the top.

I used the Snowfall embossing folder from Sizzix/Tim Holtz to emboss the background piece behind the trees.  After I embossed it, I used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers) to add the color.  I applied a darker layer of ink towards the bottom and lightened the color as I worked my way up.

There are many dies on the market for cutting snow and hills (I think I might have to have one).  However, since I don't have one now, I just used my scissors to cut a few snow hills.

The frosty glitter is Diamond Dust.  I applied some Glossy Accents to the trees and snow, and then sprinkled on the Diamond Dust.  Wow!  I love this effect.

Here's some fun combinations you can cut from this fantastic die set.

And, just in case you couldn't make it to our Holiday Workshop.  Here's a look at one of the cards we made using the set.

Monday, November 17, 2014

No Saturday "Make and Take"

A quick reminder...there will be no "Make and Take" this month.  Our Holiday Workshops and the Thanksgiving Holiday are keeping us super busy on Saturdays this month.

We'll be back in December with some super fun "Make and Takes."

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Holiday Classes at Doodlebugs

We have a few spaces still available in our Holiday classes.  Here's what we have scheduled in the Studio next month.

Join us for an afternoon of mixed media.  We'll use paint, paper, tissue, ink and stamps, to create this wonderful collage house on a deep edge canvas.   Class is limited to 8 students.  Class details can be found HERE.

Next we have a frosty, mixed media shadow box, using a deep edge canvas.  Join Mary for an afternoon of fun creating this beautiful winter scene.  Class is limited to 8 people.  Class details can be found HERE.

Don't miss our last Holiday class.  We'll crackle glass jars using a simple technique.  You'll want to make these for all of your friends.  Class details can be found HERE.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Penny Black Hedgehogs

I love the adorable hedgehogs from Penny Black.  Here's a cute card we have displayed at the store using the Santa's Hat Hedgehog stamp from Penny Black.  Isn't he adorable?

We colored him with Copic Markers and used some Stardust Stickles around the fur on his hat.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Memory Box Lydia Ornamnet (Take Two)

Remember this die from our blog post on Tuesday?  We've used the left over pieces from that card to create this beautiful card.

We used a Spellbinders Nesting Labels die and rubber mats to create the embossed frame for this card.  Please refer to our post on Tuesday for additional details on how to make this card.  As we mentioned above, this card was created from the leftover pieces, using the same techniques, as the card we posted on our blog on Tuesday.