Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop


http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/03/2017-spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/



We're so excited to be a sponsor for the Spring Coffee Lover's Bloghop!  Head over to their blog and join the fun!  They have more than 60 sponsors and lots of prizes.  Here's the LINK.

We've been playing with the NEW Oxide Inks from Tim Holtz and decided to incorporate them into a Spring Coffee card.





We're giving away the Coffee/Spring Themed Prize Package shown below to one lucky winner.  So, be sure to head over to Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and participate in the fun.


Visit our online store for some fun COFFEE THEMED products!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What's New @ Doodlebugs

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday.  We're half way to the weekend!

We've had so much new product arrive the past 4 weeks!  We've been busy adding to our website and merchandising it in the store.  We've not reached the end yet, but wanted to share some of the newest products we have in stock.

NEW PRODUCTS FROM TIM HOLTZ
You can view them all HERE.

INKS
If you haven't had a chance to view Jennifer McGuires video featuring these inks, I highly recommend it.  You'll find it HERE.

Also, a quick "heads up"... Ranger has notified us they are experiencing a higher volume of orders for these inks, than expected.  As of today, all new orders for restock are approximately 6 weeks out.


STAMPS




DIES

SPELLBINDERS STAMPS AND DIES (ARTIST STEPHANIE LOW)
 You can view all their new products HERE.





NEW GRAPHIC 45 COLLECTIONS
(available in our Sequim, WA store-not available online)




NEW MFT STAMPS - MARCH RELEASE
You can view them all HERE.



NEW MAMA ELEPHANT - MARCH RELEASE
Here are some of our favorites. View the new releases HERE.




NEW NEAT AND TANGLED - MARCH RELEASE
You can view their new release HERE.  Below is my personal favorite!


Monday, March 13, 2017

Quarterly Spring Kit

We're sharing a couple cards we created using our NEW Spring Kit.  We hope you enjoy them!

We decided to use Distress Inks and Distress Markers to create some soft watercolor images for these cards.  We added the ink directly to the stamps, misted them generously with water, and stamped them onto watercolor paper

https://doodlebugswa.com/products/spring-kit-vol-1?variant=31309267400

The twine included in our Spring Kit is natural in color.  We used the Distress Ink to color the twine, matching it perfectly to our card.

https://doodlebugswa.com/products/spring-kit-vol-1?variant=31309267400

Here's a picture of all the wonderful goodies included in our Spring Kit.  If you'd like to purchase it,  you'll find in on our website HERE.

https://doodlebugswa.com/products/spring-kit-vol-1?variant=31309267400

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES USED:
Spring Kit
Watercolor paper from Strathmore
Distress Ink from Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Markers from Tim Holtz
Stitched Rectangle Frame die from MFT Stamps

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Today we're sharing a card created using our new Spring Kit.



We used VersaMark ink to stamp the leaves onto blue cardstock.  The sentiment was heat embossed using white embossing powder on vellum.


You can view all the details for our NEW Spring Kit on our website.  Head over there for a look!



ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES USED:
Double Stitched Squares from MFT Stamps
Super Fine White embossing powder from Ranger
VersaMark Ink from Tsukineko
Blueprints #13 from MFT Stamps

Monday, March 6, 2017

New Quarterly Kit

Happy Monday everyone!

We've been hard at work the past couple months and are excited to finally announce the arrival of our first, quarterly, paper-crafting kit! We've carefully selected a beautiful assortment of fun, paper-crafting supplies and gathered them together in our first Spring Kit.  The Spring Kit V.1 is available now for $29.99 and includes free shipping! (Can't beat that deal, right?)



Our Spring Kit Vol.1 is the perfect way to kick off your Spring paper-crafting. Combine the cute patterns from these 6"x6" papers with the sentiments and stamps from Altenew's  Floral Shadow stamp set, for endless possibilities.

Here's a peek at a few of our favorite projects created using our new Spring Kit!




We love those wood veneer shapes.  They are a quick and simple addition to any project! 


 Check out our new SPRING KIT on the website now!





These kits are limited, so act quick!  Hop on over to our online store and add one to your cart before they are out of stock.

We hope you love this new addition as much as we do! 

HAPPY CRAFTING!


Friday, March 3, 2017

Heart Strings from Concord and 9th

Thought we'd share a fun shaker card we created using the Heart Strings die from Concord and 9th.


We used alcohol inks to create that "watercolored" acetate for the shaker window.  Super easy...just dropped a few colors onto the acetate sheet and let them dry.  To create the background, we used the Barnwood Background stamp and white ink on kraft cardstock 





SUPPLIES USED:

Heart Strings Die from Concord and 9th
Barnwood Background Stamp from Concord and 9th
Unicorn White ink from Hero Arts
Heart Smile stamp set from Concord and 9th



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Quick and Easy Backgrounds

A few weeks back, I created a bunch of backgrounds using the Bundles of Blossoms background stamp from MFT Stamps.  Here are a few cards I created with those backgrounds.

For the card below, I used Liquid Platinum embossing powder and Distress Inks to create the background.  The word thanks is from the Thanks and Hello die from MFT Stamps.



I also used Distress Inks for this next card.  However, this time, I used white embossing powder.


I changed it up for this card.  I embossed it with gold embossing powder from Ranger.  Instead of using Distress Inks, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to add color.


After embossing, I colored the background with markers (see below).


Then, I sprayed it generously with water, allowing the colors to blend. 


Give it a try!

SUPPLIES USED:
Bundles of Blossoms from MFT Stamps (or try some of these fun backgrounds)
Thanks and Hello die from MFT Stamps
Distress Inks from Tim Holtz
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Kuretake Zig
Embossing Powders from Ranger