Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What's New Wednesday




NEW PLANNER STAMPS FROM TECHNIQUE TUESDAY
Four new planner stamp sets are now in stock from Technique Tuesday.  You can find them on our website HERE.  If you'd like to see all the planner stamps we have, you can find them HERE.

NEW STAMPS AND DIES FROM HERO ARTS

This is one of my favorites!  You can see them all HERE.




FUN FINDS

1.  I came across an amazing black and white card (with a pop of color) created by Erum Tasneem.  She was a guest on Rubeena's blog, A Rare Ruby.  You'll find the card HERE.  2.  Laura Fadora featured an amazing card using the new Happy Day stamp set from Concord and 9th on her blog, Doublestick Heaven.  View it HERE.  3. Saw this amazing little configuration box filled with all things Tim Holtz, on instagram.  I tracked down the website to share with you.  Take a peek HERE.  4.  More beautiful cards using the Happy Day stamp set from Concord and 9th.  You'll find them HERE.



Of course, we wouldn't want you to miss any of the fun projects we posted on our blog last week.  Here's a peek, and links to our recent blog posts.

Beary Special Birthday 

http://doodlebugswa.blogspot.com/2016/08/beary-special-birthday.html

Oak Leaf Swirl

http://doodlebugswa.blogspot.com/2016/08/oak-leaf-swirl-from-poppy-stamps.html

Oak Leaf Swirl from Poppy Stamps

A few weeks ago we received new dies from Memory Box and Poppy Stamps.  Most were Christmas and winter themed.  However, we did get quite a few Fall dies.  We thought we'd share a few cards this week using these wonderful dies.

We hope you enjoy today's card.


We die cut the Oak Leaf Swirl and  Plump Pumpkin from watercolor paper and colored them using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Of course, we applied the Stick-it Adhesive Sheets to the back of the watercolor paper before die cutting. This makes it incredibly easy to adhere these detailed die cut pieces to your card.  After coloring, simply remove the backing and place it on your card!



For the sentiment we used the Be Full stamp from Neat and Tangled and heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder from Ranger.  We also used the same embossing powder to emboss the diagonal stripes on the side of the card.  This was stamped using the Diagonal Stripe background stamp from MFT Stamps.

SUPPLIES USED:
Be Full stamp set from Neat and Tangled
Gold Embossing Powder from Ranger
Plump Pumpkin die from Memory Box
Oak Leaf Swirl die from Poppy Stamps
Watercolor paper from Strathmore
Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Kuretake Zig
Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp from MFT Stamps
Stick-it Adhesive Sheets



Friday, August 19, 2016

Beary Special Birthday

Today we have another card using the Beary Special Birthday stamp set form MFT Stamps.


After stamping the image onto watercolor paper, we colored it with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Then framed the image using the Stitched Square Frame die from MFT Stamps.


Here's a close up look at the Clear Wink of Stella that was added to the birthday cake.



PRODUCTS USED:

Beary Special Birthday from MFT Stamps
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Zig Kuretake
Watercolor paper from Strathmore
Stitched Square Frame Die from MFT Stamps
Clear Wink of Stella from Zig Kuretake
White embossing powder from Ranger Ink
Powder Tool from EK Success


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

What's New Wednesday




Hello Wednesday.  We hope you're all having a great week.  We've been busy here at Doodlebugs.  We've had lots of new arrivals and added our Holiday Workshop to the class calendar.

If you're interested in the Holiday Workshop, you'll need to register quickly.  Our Saturday event is already SOLD OUT and we only have 10 spaces left for our Sunday event.  If you can't make it in to register, please give us a call at 360-683-3154.  We'd be happy to take your information over the phone.  If you missed the email, you'll find all the details for the Holiday Workshop by clicking on the image below.

http://doodlebugswa.blogspot.com/2016/08/annual-holiday-workshop.html


NEW ARRIVALS

TIM HOLTZ- CRAZY DOGS
The Crazy Dogs have arrived!  The larger version is shown below.  However, they are also available in the smaller version with the Crazy Cats.  You can view them all HERE.  If you'd like to be notified when the coordinating dies are available, please use the subscription option available on the product page.  For some fun inspiration using the Crazy Dogs and Crazy Cats, visit our Tim Holtz Pinterest Board.


AVERY ELLE- AUGUST RELEASE
We're loving the the new Holiday stamps and dies from Avery Elle.  We're sharing a few of our favorites, but you can view them all HERE.  Looking for ideas using their new release?  Visit our Avery Elle Pinterest Board.




MAMA ELEPHANT- AUGUST RELEASE

New stamps and dies from Mama Elephant are now in stock.  You can view them HERE.  These little Page Huggers are my favorite.  You can see a few examples using them on our Mama Elephant Pinterest Board.


FUN FINDS

1.  Amy at Prarie, Paper and Ink shared this Youtube video watercoloring one of the Crazy Dogs from Tim Holtz.  You can find that video HERE.  2. For our mixed media friends, I spotted this wonderful artist on Youtube and thought you might enjoy watching her process.  You can find her HERE.  3.  I've been having fun creating some seasonal banners for our Holiday windows using the Alphabet Punch Board.  This tool, along with the Banner Punch Board makes creating beautiful banners, easy!  4.  Head over to our MFT Stamps Pinterest Board for more amazing inspiration using some of the new releases we featured last week.

Of course, we wouldn't want you to miss any of the fun projects we posted on our blog last week.  Here's a peek, and links to our recent blog posts.

BEARY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY


HUGS



Monday, August 15, 2016

Annual Holiday Workshop

We finally have all the details for our Annual Holiday Workshop.  Please stop by the store or give us a call (360) 683-3154 to register.  This event usually fills up quickly.  So, don't wait too long.  We'd hate for you to miss it.


Below are images of a few cards, we will create during the morning portion of the workshop.  Please note, not all the cards are shown here.  We will be creating a total of 6 cards, and the Holiday Canvas.



Here's the 6"x 6" Holiday canvas you'll be creating during the afternoon portion of the workshop.



Beary Special Birthday from MFT Stamps

Aren't these little bears from MFT Stamps adorable?  I'm loving the Beary Special Birthday set from their July release.


After stamping this little bear onto watercolor paper, I used my favorite markers, Clean Color Real Brush markers to color him.  I embellished the package and ribbon with the Clear Wink of Stella.  Don't you love that sparkle?


The background was cut using the Striped Sentiment Strip Cover-up and placed over vellum that was cut using the Blueprints #20.  I added a layer of orange polka dot paper behind the vellum.


SUPPLIES USED:
Beary Special Birthday stamp set from MFT Stamps
Clear Wink of Stella from Kuretake Zig
Blueprints #20 die from MFT Stamps
Watercolor Brush20 from Kuretake Zig


Friday, August 12, 2016

Hugs from Concord and 9th

Love when I find a stamp that can be used to create more than one, very different look.  This stamp is all about hugs, but contains images that are very different.  Today, we're sharing two cards using the Hugs stamp set from Concord and 9th!


Both cards were stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.


The bear image was stamped using Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink onto watercolor paper.  This stamps a very light image that disappears once the you apply the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and water.  It's hard to see in the image, but the hearts are die cut from watercolor paper, and colored with the Clean Color Real Brush markers and the Clear Wink of Stella.


For the Freshly Squeezed card, we stamped the images onto watercolor paper using Black VersaFine ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  The lemons and limes were colored with the Clean Color Real Brush markers and embellished with the Clear Wink of Stella.

SUPPLIES USED:

Hugs stamp set from Concord and 9th
Watercolor paper from Strathmore
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Kuretake
Heat Embossing Tool from Hero Arts
Clear Embossing Powder from Ranger Ink
Black VersaFine ink fromTsukineko
Antique Linen Distress Ink from Tim Holtz
Clear Wink of Stella from Kuretake Zig
Framed Tags- Madison Ave from Mama Elephant