Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lunar Animals- Mama Elephant

We used the Lunar Animals stamp set from Mama Elephant and some Mini Cards and Envelopes from American Crafts to create these cute little Easter / Spring cards.  We'll be giving them to the elderly in our community for our Nursing Home Card Drive this month.  If you'd like to participate, you'll find more information HERE.

We stamped and cut the Lunar Animals from watercolor paper.  Then, colored them with the Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush.  The frame was cut using the Stitched Square Frames from MFT Stamps.  They fit perfectly on these cards!  The "Happy Easter" and "hippity hoppity" are from the Crazy Talk stamp set from Tim Holtz.

Here's the three different animals we used from the Lunar Animals set.  They all seemed appropriate for Spring and Easter.

Here's a closer look at the little chick card.

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Challenge

Hello February!  I'd like to thank everyone who participated in our Seattle Children's Hospital Card Drive for our January Challenge.  We'll be sending the kiddos a big box of Valentine cards that I'm sure will bring smiles to their faces!  Thank you!

Here's our challenge for February...Easter or Spring cards for the elderly in our community.  We hope you'll play along.  Join us over in our Facebook Group- Doodlebugs Creative Community and share your projects.  We're giving away goodies there too!

We'll randomly select a winner from the cards received this month, to receive one of our Happy Hello kits!

We'll contact our January winner this week and announce it in our Facebook Group

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hello Monday!

Happy Monday everyone.  Does anyone else feel like January flew by?  It's been such a hectic month around here.  The CHA Show, inventory, planning classes, tax preparation, new products and three out-of-state trips, has kept us all very busy this month.  It's been a while since we've updated you on new products and new happenings here at Doodlebugs.  If you don't follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram, you probably feel like you're in the dark.  So, today we're going to share some new products that have arrived and some that we saw at the CHA Show, that have not arrived yet.  So grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and start scrolling.  Be sure to check out the video demonstrations on the new products.  It's the next best thing to being there!!


We received our order of NEW Memory Box and Poppy Stamps Spring dies.  Below are a few of our favorites.  However, you'll want to stop in to take a peek at them all.

A few months ago, we ordered these awesome, masking pens!  They've been so popular and, hence have been hard to get.  We finally received our order, and they are flying out of here.  If you want one, you'll need to get them now.  I'm sure they'll be sold out next week.  Here's a video from Jennifer McGuire featuring this pen.

We have some new collections that arrived, and many more coming.  This collection, C'est La Vie, from Pink Paislee, is one of my favorites!  I love the mirror embellishments and the cork hearts with gold accents.  Be sure to take a look at this collection next time you're in the store.  I'm sure you'll love it!


We're super excited about this news.  We placed an order for Altenew stamps while we were at the CHA Show.  We loved their beautiful floral stamps and know you will too.  They also had an awesome Seattle stamp.  Of course, we order it!!  They shipped last week, so they should arrive here any day.

Here's the Seattle stamp set.

Here's one of the floral sets we ordered, Vintage Flowers.

Here's an image demonstrating how to layer the stamps to create amazing floral images!

We also ordered the new Collage Mediums, Distress Crayons, Distress Marker Tins, Yupo Paper and Collage Brushes from Tim Holtz.  Here's a video featuring his new products released at the CHA Show.  The products will be shipping in February.  Be sure to watch the video below!

More awesome news.  The MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) is scheduled to arrive mid March.  We already have a huge pre-order list.  So, if you'd like to get your hands on this tool, we suggest you get on our special order list.  We may sell out before they arrive....The larger one is $65 and the smaller $45.  You'll find an awesome video demonstrating this tool HERE.


Below are a few projects we've been featuring in the store and on the blog.  Visit the links for the details on each of the projects.

Whale Hello - Avery Elle

Simply Said Love- Avery Elle

Simply Said You - Avery Elle

Adorable Elephants - MFT Stamps

Boom Bots- Paper Smooches

Hogs and Kisses - Avery Elle

Finally, don't forget to spend your Doodle Bucks.  They expire at the end of this month!!

Also, classes are beginning to fill up.  If you've had your eye on one, don't wait too long.  We'd hate for you to miss out.  You'll find our classes HERE, on our website.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

You Are Loved

Another quick card for our Seattle Children's Hospital Card Challenge.  I thought we should create some for the older kids and this seemed perfect.  If you're not familiar with our challenge, you can find all the details HERE.

We cut the background using the Heart Lattice Background die from Poppy Stamps and watercolored it with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  We repeated the same process with the word YOU (both were cut from watercolor paper). We used the Simply Said You stamp and die from Avery Elle for the "You are loved" sentiment.

We added a small die cut heart and covered it with Glossy Accents.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Spring Classes at Doodlebugs

We just added a new class to the calendar!  Don't wait too long to sign up.  I'm sure this is going to sell out!

Just in case you missed our previous email or's what we have scheduled.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hogs and Kisses from Avery Elle

Today we're sharing some Valentine Bookmarks for our Seattle Children's Hospital Card Challenge.  If you're not familiar with our challenge, you can find the details HERE.

We used the cute pigs from the Hogs and Kisses stamps set from Avery Elle to make some Valentine themed bookmarks.  We colored them with the Zig Clean Color Read Brush Markers.  Then, added some Clear Wink of Stella to the heart.  It's hard to see in the images, but it does have some shimmer.  We used washi tape for the tops of the bookmarks.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Paper Smooches- Bees Die

We've been having fun with the adorable little Bees Die from Paper Smooches.

Today we added them to the Envie Die from Avery Elle.  We thought it would be perfect for wrapping up a little "Thank You" gift card for a friend.

Of course we had to add some Stardust and Red Stickles to the wings and heart.