Thursday, March 5, 2015

Technique Tuesday Pocket Scrapbooking Inspiration

I've been using the January stamp and die along with February's die from Technique Tuesday to create a pocket scrapbooking page of me and my husband.  Here are a few of the cards I created.  All elements are from Technique Tuesday unless otherwise noted.

I love the Always Arrows dies, and they were prefect for this card.  The pierced border was cut using the Dotted Border die set from Avery Elle.

One of my husbands favorite sayings....Love you more!  The stitched border (bracket) was cut from the Borderlines Trio die set from Mama Elephant.

It's hard to see in this photo, but I stamped the heart with light grey ink for a subtle effect.

February's Die from Technique Tuesday.
January Stamp from Technique Tuesday.

January Die from Technique Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What's New Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  We're half way to the weekend!

Here's what's been happening at Doodlebugs this week.

Just arrived!  Tim Holtz MINI Distress Ink pads!  The mini pads are now available in all 48 colors, individually.

Our new favorite Gold Ink.  We've been trying out different gold inks to find our favorite.  This is it!  Delicata Golden Glitz.  You'll love it.

More foil products from Thermo Web.  Visit these links HERE, HERE, and HERE for some fun ways you can incorporate foil into your projects.

We have three spots available in our Spring Workshop on Sunday.  Sorry, Saturday is sold out.  Give us a call if you'd like to join us!

Our Monthly Challenge for March is Alcohol Inks.  Visit this LINK for the details and join us for this month's challenge.

Be sure to visit the links below for some great projects and inspiration.

1.  Take a look at Mary's journal cover HERE.
2.  You won't want to miss Mary's butterfly canvas using last month's challenge product, texture paste.  You can view that project HERE.
3.  Looking for some ideas for using alcohol ink?  Visit our Alcohol Ink Pinterest Board for some wonderful ideas.
4.  We featured a couple cards on the blog using Mama Elephant's Honey Bunny stamp set.  Visit this LINK to view them.
5.  You'll definitely want to watch this VIDEO.  It will show you how to use the new Pull Tab die we have in stock.
6.  More links for using foil on your projects.  Head over to our BLOG for a look at the foil sheets from Ranger Ink.
7.  Are you a pocket or Project Life scrapbooker?  Take a look at how we used some of the dies from Technique Tuesday to create some festive cards for our book.  You can view them HERE.
8.  We shared another fun shaker card HERE.
9.  Watch this VIDEOfeaturing the Treat Topper die from Avery Elle.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Avery Elle- Berry Good

A few weeks back,  I shared a video on our facebook page from Sandy Allnock (you can view that video HERE).  I was so inspired by her video.  She makes coloring this fruit from Avery Elle's Berry Good stamp set look so easy!  So, I gave it a try.

Here's my version of her pear card.  It really is super easy if you just follow along (she's a great teacher).  I didn't have every color she used.  So, I just substituted a similar color when I needed to.

Here's a close-up look at those pears.

 Here is my version of her lemon card.

 Here's a close-up of the lemon.

Thank you Sandy Allnock for sharing your talents!  Head over to her blog for more inspiration.  She is amazing with Copics!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monthly Challenge- Alcohol Inks

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our February Challenge over on our Doodlebugs Creative Community Facebook Group.  It was fun seeing the different projects and challenging ourselves to use texture paste in different ways.

This month, our Challenge is Alcohol Inks.  I've already been working on some projects and can't wait to share them.  So, if you haven't joined our group, be sure to visit the link HERE and request to be added as a member.  Then grab your inks (and rubber gloves!) and create something fun.  Be sure to share it with our group.  We randomly pick a member who shared a project, to win a prize at the end of the month.  You could be the next winner.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mama Elephant- Honey Bunny

Today we have a couple  of cards to share.  Emily created these cuties using the Honey Bunny stamp set from Mama Elephant.  She used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to watercolor the images.  The dies are from the Mama Elephant's Basic Set (except the pierced circle).

Here's a close-up of that adorable bunny.

Wouldn't this make a cute anniversary or wedding card?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Weekend Inspiration- Art Journal Cover

This weekend's inspiration comes from Mary's art journal.  She's used the Challenge Product for this month, texture paste, to create a textured cover for her art journal.

First she covered the journal with some beautiful paper and applied texture paste in some areas.  Then set it aside to dry.  Once the texture paste was dry, color was added using Gelatos from Faber Castell and white paint.  The words and phrases were stamped on tissue and adhered to the cover with Collage Pauge.   She then added more paint to incorporate the words into the cover.

The cover is embellished with gold foiling and rub-ons.  She also added a strip of gold foil paper to the spine.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Texture Paste and Stamps

Mary's been playing with Texture Paste and the new Tim Hotlz stamps.  Look what she created on this canvas board!

This amazing butterfly is from the new Perspective stamp set from Tim Holtz.  Mary colored some texture paste with Walnut Stain Distress Ink before applying it to her canvas.  She allowed it to dry until the surface of the texture paste was dry, but it still felt soft when you touched it with firm pressure.  The next step was to ink the butterfly stamp with Walnut Stain Distress ink, place it on the texture paste, and apply even, gentle pressure, pressing the stamp into the paste.

The results are amazing.

There are still a few days left to  post images of your projects using Texture Paste, our Product Challenge for this month.  Head over to our Creative Community and share your creative projects.  You might win a prize!

She also created a quick and simple card using the same stamps.