Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Fling Blog Hop

2017 Spring Fling Mega Sponsor Blog Hop Begins Today!

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today is the big day! We are super excited to be part of this fun event. We have partnered with 15 other stamp and paper-crafting companies for a special Spring blog hop.  These sixteen sponsors will be giving away 16 prizes to 16 lucky winners!  Our prize giveaway is a $25 store credit for our online store.

The blog hop begins today, April 24, (9 AM PST) and ends Friday, May 5, (9 PM PST).  Winners will be announced on Friday May12, (9 AM PST).

Here's how you enter:
1) Follow this blog and each participant in the hop
2) Leave a comment at each blog stop

BONUS ENTRY: Share this post or any of the social media posts with #2017SFMS for an added entry to win the Lawn Fawn $30 online gift certificate.

1) DeNami Design
2) Avery Elle Stamps
3) Our Daily Bread Designs
4) Art Impressions
5) Doodlebugs (you are here)
6) Impress
7) Ellen Hutson, LLC
8) Pink and Main
9) Concord & 9th
10) Taylored Expressions
11) Technique Tuesday
12) Winnie and Walter
13) Impression Obsession
14) Reverse Confetti
15) Mama Elephant

Before you hop on over to the next stop, we wanted share a fun Spring card we created.  Links to all the products used are listed at the end of the post.

Here's a close up of the HUGS die cuts.  I cut them several times from brown cardstock that I adhered to some Stick-it paper.  Then stacked them together and sprayed them with Shimmer Spritz.

Thanks for stopping by!  Next on the hop is Impress!

Watercolor Wonders from Altenew
Simply Said Hugs from Avery Elle
HUGS die from MFT Stamps
Stitched Rectangle Frames from MFT Stamps
Blueprints #20 from MFT Stamps
Shimmer Spritz from Tsukineko

Just a quick reminder...we offer free shipping for all orders over $20 (U.S. only - we do not currently ship outside the U.S.)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Saturday Demonstration on Distress Inks

Mark your calendars!  Mary will be demonstrating Distress Inks this weekend.  See below for the details!

Monday, April 17, 2017

2017 Spring Fling Mega Sponsor Blog Hop Begins Next Week!

Coming next Monday...

In case you missed our previous announcement, we are excited to be participating in a fun Spring Blog Hop!

Sixteen sponsors will be giving away 16 prizes to 16 lucky people! Be sure to stay tuned for details on how to participate. The blog hop begins on Monday, April 24 (9 AM PST). We will be giving away over $400 worth of prizes and sharing with you some wonderful Spring Fling card and project ideas.

Subscribe to our emails now, so you won't miss any of the details.

Hop Starts: Monday, April 24 (9AM PST)
Ends: Friday, May 5 (9PM PST)

Winners will be announced on Friday, May 12 (9AM PST)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Make a Wish from MFT Stamps

We're making wishes today!

We stamped the candles, flames and hearts using the MISTI and Make a Wish stamp set from MFT Stamps.  Then, we stamped them again using VersaMark ink.  The candles and hearts were heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  We used Holographic Embossing Powder for the flames.

We had so much fun with this set, we couldn't stop at one card.  We hope to share the rest of them soon!

Make a Wish stamp set from MFT Stamps
Make a Wish die set from MFT Stamps
VersaMark Ink
Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder from Ranger
Holographic Embossing Powder from Ranger
Diagonal Stripes Background stamp from MFT Stamps
Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 die from MFT Stamps

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Coming Soon! Mega Sponsor Blog Hop

Mark your calendars! We are excited to announce we'll be part of the upcoming 2017 Spring Fling Mega Sponsor Blog Hop! There are 16 amazing sponsors and they are giving away over $400 in prizes! Don’t miss out on the fun and prizes!

Subscribe to our emails now, so you won't miss any of the details.

Hop Starts: Monday, April 24 (9AM PST)
Ends: Friday, May 5 (9PM PST)

Winners will be announced on Friday, May 12 (9AM PST)

Monday, April 10, 2017

It's Make it Monday Time!

Hello Monday!

Don't forget to stop in today, anytime between 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM for our fun Make and Take.  It's FREE for our VIC (Very Important Crafters) Members, and only $2 for everyone else.  It only takes about 10 minutes to complete and is the perfect treat, just in time for Easter (candy not included).

Interested in completing this project at home?  Listed below are the supplies, with links to our online store, for the products we used to create the projects:

Eggstra Special stamp set and die set from Neat and Tangled
Fancy Box from Lawn Fawn
Treat Topper from Avery Elle
Love Notes stamp set from Concord and 9th
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Zig Kuretake (assorted colors)
Water Brush from Zig
Perfectly Plaid Papers from Lawn Fawn (the small petite pad will work for the treat topper- the box requires 12x12 paper)
Foam Adhesive
Other supplies:
Acetate sheet for window in box (you can also use recycled packaging)
Treat bags for treat topper

Quantities for our Make and Takes are limited, and only available while supplies last.  Limit one per customer.  Candy is not included.  This project is not designed for small children.  Any children attending, must be able to reach the Art Bar table without any assistance and must be accompanied by an adult, in order to complete the project.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Classes and Events Schedule

Hello everyone!

We've added a few creative events to our calendar and wanted to get you an update.

Mary will be demonstrating Distress Inks on April 22nd.  We hope you'll be able to stop in for the fun.

We will not be scheduling a May Card Club.  The Irrigation Festival activities during May make it difficult to schedule classes and events.  (NOTE: We are closed for the parade on May 13th)

Here are the details for June:

We also wanted to share with you the details for an Art Retreat we discovered.  Doodlebugs is not sponsoring the event.  It is sponsored by and held at the amazing and beautiful Dungeness Barnhouse Bed and Breakfast.   However, Mary and Cathy will be attending as students!  Yippee!  We're so excited to be students and not teachers. 

Elizabeth St Hilaire is a published author in addition to having her art published in several books and magazines.  She has won numerous awards and travels internationally teaching and sharing her love of art.  We were so excited to discover she would be here in September and jumped at the chance to attend this event and learn some fun, new techniques.

If you do choose to attend, Doodlebugs will be stocking most of the supplies needed for this class.  Bring proof of registration, and we'll give you a 15% discount on all supplies listed for the class.

Paper Painting
Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Sept. 29th – Oct 1st. 2017
Class meets 10am–4pm each day
One-hour lunch included
Overnight accommodations available. 

You'll find all the details for the event HERE.

Here's one of my favorite pieces!