Monday, January 30, 2012

Unity Stamps- I'll Always Love You

Another snow day project using the fun Itty Bitty Stamps from Unity Stamps.  This one is titled, "I'll Always Love You".   It's an appropriate sentiment for the upcoming holiday (Valentine's Day).  However, I decided to do something a little different with this stamp.  I thought it would make a nice piece of art for a young girl's room.  (You could change up the colors and make it blue or orange for a boy's room)  This would fit perfectly with the woodland animal themes that are so popular right now.

A few weeks ago, I found this wooden frame at Ikea for only a $1.99.  I picked up a few, knowing I'd find something fun to do with them.  It was perfect for this project.  You could easily paint it white or pink if you weren't happy with the black.  I had to settle for black since it was snowing outside when I did this.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

CHA Here We Come!

We are leaving today for the Winter CHA show in sunny, and hopefully warm, Anaheim, CA.  We'll be back next week with lots of pictures to share.  If you can't wait until next week, follow us on Facebook for sneak peeks, ideas, and all the "happenings" while we are at the show.  We can't wait to get back and share with you all of the fun, new stuff we ordered.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Unity Stamps- It Suits You

While it was snowing last week, I was dreaming of warmer weather.  Here's a card I created with a Unity Stamp design.  It's one of their Itty Bitty stamps titled, "It Suits You."

Here's the Copic marker colors for those interested:  Y08, 11, & 15;  R22, 35, & 37;  E53 & 57
The rectangle and scallop rectangle were cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What's New Wednesday

Take a look at some fun new products that just arrived.

We also have lots of Valentine party supplies (baking cups, plates, napkins, and decorations).  Stop in for a look.  I love these honeycomb heart cupcake toppers!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

That's Just Crappie- From My Favorite Things

Here's another card from one of My Favorite Things Stamps.  This stamp is called Something's Fishy and includes the following sayings:  "That's Just Crappie", Something's Fishy, and "Feeling a Little Green Around the Gills?"

Monday, January 23, 2012

Make it Monday- Thank You Card

Have you been wanting to try the anywhere punches from Martha Stewart Crafts?  If so, stop in and make this card.  We've designed it as a "Thank You" card, but you could easily use this for Valentine's Day, love, or anniversary.  Simply change the sentiment and you've got a new card.  Stop in today between 1PM and 3PM to make one.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Beautiful Peacock from Hero Arts

Being snowed in, gave me lots of extra time to create.  A few weeks ago, I special ordered the Beautiful Peacock stamp set from Hero Arts, for one of our WONDERFUL customers.  I liked it so much, I ordered a few extra for the store.  Last week I was at the Olympic Game farm, here in Sequim,  and had the pleasure of seeing those beautiful peacocks.  So with them in mind, I went to work on this card.

I colored it with Copic markers (my fav) and added some Teal Liquid Pearls from Ranger Ink to the tail feathers.  Here's a close up of those tail feathers.

For those interested in the Copic colors I used, here they are:  BG13, 15, & 49;  YG23 & 63; C0, 2, & 3;  YR20.

And here is my photo of the real thing.

Friday, January 20, 2012

*Rescheduled* Creative Cafe- Heartfelt Wishes Card


Due to the recent weather, Doodlebugs will be closing early today and RESCHEDULING our Creative Cafe.  We will close at 4 today if the roads are still covered with snow and ice.  Please call first if you plan on coming down after 4PM.  

So, stop by tomorrow, SATURDAY, between 12PM and 2PM.  We'll be making this "Heartfelt Wishes" card using one of the new Sizzix, cut and emboss dies, and Lifestyle Crafts embossing folders and edge dies.  Change the sentiment on this card to make it perfect for Valentine's Day, love, or anniversary. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folders

We received several new embossing folders from Lifestyle Crafts around the Holidays last year.   Now that we are done with the Holidays (for now) I've had a chance to play with them.  Here's a quick and easy card I created using the Floral Embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts.  I really like the roses and have used them on several projects.

The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Kissing Booth collection.  I thought the small roses on the paper were a nice compliment to the embossed roses on the cardstock.  I used Tuskineko's Brilliance Orchid ink to add a bit of shimmer to the roses.  I applied it with an Ink Blending Tool from Ranger.  The border punch in from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Here's a close up of the roses.  The shimmer is hard to see, but trust me, it's there.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What's New Wednesday

We're starting something new on our blog, and we're calling it, "What's new Wednesday".  Each Wednesday our post will be all about what's new.  So, check in each Wednesday to see what Mr. UPS dropped off.

This week we received more Valentine paper from Doodlebug Designs, lots of new stamps from Unity Stamps and Hero Arts, and X-Press It blending card for Copic markers.  Stop in and take a look at all the new arrivals.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Make it Monday- Heart Card

Today we're making a card that's perfect for Valentine's Day, I love you, anniversary, or just a "Thanks from the bottom of my heart" card.  Stop in today between 1PM and 3PM to make one.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Creative Cafe- Valentine Treat Bag

Look what we're making tonight for Creative Cafe.  It's a fun Valentine treat bag (candy included).  Stop in between 4:30 PM and 6:30PM and make one.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mini Basket Tutorial

Last month we featured this basket as one of our Art Bar projects.  We've had so many people inquire about this basket we wanted to pass along the tutorial that inspired it.  The original tutorial was found over at The Little Blue Room.  She has an amazing, step by step tutorial for making these adorable things.  We used the "Branch with Leaves and Flower" die from Sizzix to dress up our basket.

These would be cute filled with Valentine candy and dressed up with a cute heart tag or punch.  Have fun!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Make it Monday- Calendar

Stop in today between 1PM and 3PM.  We're starting the year off with this 2012 desk calendar for our "Make it Monday" project.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tim Holtz Configuration Box

You'd never know this...

Used to be a Tim Holtz Small Configuration Box...

Mom (Mary) created this gorgeous box using Tim Holtz small Configuration Box & Curio Knobs, Basic Grey's Little Black Dress collection, pewter Perfect Pearl Mists from Ranger Ink, and Spellbinders Rose Creation die.  She did an amazing job!  Stop by the store for a close up look.  It's beautiful!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

More, My Favorite Things- Time to Celebrate

I have another card to share today.  I created it using the set, Time to Celebrate, from My Favorite Things Stamps.  Like yesterday's post, this set also comes from their "a la modes" collection.

For those of you interested in the Copic colors I used, here they are:  Hair-  E43 & 57;  Skin- E00, 21, & 11;  Cake- BG13, 15, & 49;  Frosting- R22, 32, & 35;  Pants and Shoes-  C2, 3, & 7

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Favorite Things- What's Cooking

It feels so good to be completely done with Christmas and on to fun, new, creative projects.  I've been "playing" with several stamp sets we have at the store from My Favorite Things.  They are one of my new FAVORITE companies.  We'll be carrying more of their products in 2012!

Below is a card I made with the What's Cooking set from the "a la modes" collection.

For those of you interested in the Copic colors, here they are:  Skin- E00, 21, & 11;  Hair and shoes- E43 & 57;  Red in apron and bowl- R35, 37, & 59;  Apron- BG13, 15, &  49;  Pants- B95, 97, & 99;  Bowl- E40, 41, & the colorless blender.