Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hello Friend

My apologies for missing "What's New Wednesday".  Something came up and I just wasn't able to get to it.  We'll be back next week with fun NEW stuff.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a card I created last week.  The stamp is from Unity Stamps.  I colored the image with Copic markers and added some Sparkly Fluff to the flower.  It's hard to see in this image, but the flower is "sparkly" and a bit fuzzy from the "fluff".

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Berry Basket from Lifestyle Crafts

When I saw this basket at the CHA Show in January,  I knew I had to have it.  It came in about a week ago and I couldn't wait to create something with it.  Since the end of the school year is just around the corner, I thought I'd create something for a teacher.  I filled the basket with some office supplies, added a box of pencils and some strawberry Jones Soda to go with my strawberry theme.  I thought this would also be cute filled with strawberry or apple shaped sugar cookies.  For the holidays, you can fill it with a jar of home-made jam or cookies.  I think it's the perfect way to wrap up any berry themed gift.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Let's Toast Stamp and Die Set

The "Let's Toast" stamp and die set from My Favorite Things Stamps is perfect for dressing up bottled gifts all year long.  Add it to soda or beer for dad on Father's Day.  Dress it up and add it to a bottle of Champagne for a wedding gift or New Year's event.  I've made a few to add to a bottle of wine for last minute hostess gifts.  It's also perfect for Holiday gift giving.

 It's hard to see in this image, but  the set also comes with a mini bottle tag and several phrases to add to your wine glass stems.  These make it easier to keep track of your drink at the party.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Graphic 45 Topical Travelogue

My mom created this beautiful book using Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue collection and Bo-Bunny's 9"x 9" Bare Naked Binder.  She's now trying to talk my dad into a tropical vacation.  The book just isn't complete without pictures!  Right?

Here's a peek at some of the pages.  Stop in the store for a complete look at this amazing book.

Here's a close up of that embossed spine.  The photo does not give it proper credit.  It really looks like embossed leather.

This page has a pocket with a mini matchbook album tucked inside.  The matchbook is one of Tim Holtz new die cuts.

Here's a closer look at that mini matchbook album.

Lastly, here's a closer look at the fish on the front of the pocket.  I love how she layered them.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What's New Wednesday

The Distress Ink Markers are finally here and in stock.  We've got a couple of  the complete sets left and the individual markers all available open stock.  If you haven't heard about these, or would just like some additional information, visit the video link below.  In the video, Tim will show you several ways to use these markers and how they work.  If you've purchased these already, or are thinking about it, this video is a must.  So, grab a cup of coffee, or tea and click on this link.

I posted another great video using the Distress Ink markers on our facebook page.  Visit yesterday's posts to find it.

Mini Paper Basket

I found the cutest basket on Pinterest from this blog.  Perfect for summer parties, picnics and favors.  They would have been perfect in my "Cherry Party" window, dressed up with cute cherry tags.

Here's my version of her adorable little basket.  I used Hero Art's wood grain background stamp to create the look of wood on my kraft paper.  The flower is a Sizzix die and the glazed brads are from Basic Grey.  I also inked the edges of each strip with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  For the directions, be sure to visit her blog.  I believe it's written in Italian but she's got great pictures and the measurements (in metric).  Have fun.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Make It Monday

Stop  by today between 1PM and 3PM.  We'll be making tags similar to the one shown here.  Add it to a jar of flowers, a basket of strawberries, or a box of home-made cookies.  This week's project is $2.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday's Creative Cafe

Join us this afternoon, between 4:30PM and 6:30PM.  We'll be making these cute cards using Lifestyle Crafts Hot Air Balloon die.  This week's project is $3.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What's New Wednesday

The first image is the NEW Berry Container from Lifestyle Crafts.  I'm loving this die, and can't wait to add it to my cherry themed party window I've been working on.  Wouldn't this be cute filled with paper shred and home-made strawberry jam.  Or, how about strawberry or cherry sugar cookies.  The ideas are endless.

Next is one of my favorite summer collections.  This is "Summer Fresh" from Simple Stories.  I love the blues, reds, and yellows together.  It reminds me of warm summer days and outdoor picnics and BBQs.

Finally,  Tim Holtz NEW Mover's and Shapers are in.  Just in time for your Father's Day cards!!

We also have 14 NEW party, paper, table collections that have just arrived.  Below is a sneak peek.  Stop in for a look.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Simple Stories Summer Fresh Book

Isn't this collection adorable?  We've been drooling over this NEW Summer Fresh collection from Simple Stories.  They've been kind enough to share a fun project with everyone using this new collection of paper, pockets, and envelopes.  Combine all of these elements for a fun, interactive book.

Here's the link to the instructions, and a picture of this fun book.  Summer Fresh Book

Monday, May 14, 2012

Make It Monday

Stop by today between 1PM and 3PM.  We're going to be playing with the NEW Flip It dies from Sizzix.  Take a look at this fun, interactive card we'll be making!  This week's project is $3.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Creative Cafe Project

Stop in today between 1PM and 3PM for our Creative Cafe project.  We're making cards, with beautiful vellum flowers, similar to the one shown here.  This week's project is $3

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pulley Card

Mary found this cute card on YouTube and decided to make her version.  She used Heidi Swapps new paper collection and some Jollee's and Idea-o-logy embellishments.  It's a perfect graduation gift card holder.  Wouldn't it be fun to use the custom school papers we have?  It's a great idea for any occasion.  The link for the instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

You Tube Video for making this pulley card.  Have fun!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What's New Wednesday

Sun, or no sun, summer products are starting to arrive.  We have a beautiful new collection from Basic Grey filled with lots of fun hot air balloons.  Stock up now for this summer's Balloon Festival.  That's right, Sequim will be hosting a Balloon Festival this summer.  I believe it will be Labor Day weekend, but I'm not positive.

We also have a fun FORD collection just in time for your Father's Day projects.  I love the paper with all of the old cards on it.  The print is smaller, so it works well for cards.

Creative Imaginations has introduced TWO fun new summer/beach collections.  I only had room to preview one, so you'll have to stop by the store for a look at the second collection.  It has more of a fun retro feel.

Be sure to stop in for a look at the new summer products that are arriving.

My Favorite Things- Martinis on Me

Today we're sharing a card made with My Favorite Things Stamp Set, "Martinis On Me".  I used some of the new Studio Calico papers that recently arrived and my Copic markers to create this card.  Hope you enjoy it.

Here's another favorite from My Favorite Things "Wishing You Luck" set.  This set would be great for a graduation card.  There are additional sentiments that say "Wishing you luck" and "Good luck".

Monday, May 7, 2012

Closed for the Irrigation Festival Parade

Just a reminder, Doodlebugs will be closed on Saturday,  May 12th for the Irrigation Festival Parade.  Enjoy the parade.

Make it Monday

This project is just in time, and perfect for Mother's Day.  Stop in and make a charm similar to the one shown here.  The process is so quick and easy, you'll be making personalized charms at home for all of your friends and family.  (Chain and ribbon not included)

This week's project is $3.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Creative Cafe

Join us today for this week's Creative Cafe project.  We'll be making cards similar to the one shown here.

This week's project is $3.
Stop in between 4:30PM and 6:30 PM.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Paper Smooches- New Stamp Line

We are now carrying Paper Smooches stamps created by Kim Hughes.  Her images are whimsical, playful and great for new copic users.  They are also made in the USA!  The set we are featuring today has some fun animal images and great sayings.  We hope you'll like the new stamps as much as we do.

Copics used for above image:  YG03 & 06;  YR11 & 16;  B02 & 05.

Copics used for the above image:  E31, 35, & 37;  G05 & 07
Copics used for the above image:  BG49 & 72;  YR23 & 18

Birthday Buddies


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What's New Wednesday

We've got more fun stuff this week.  Party supplies in Sequim and Port Angeles school colors have arrived and we are stocked for your graduation, sporting and school events.  Here's to the class of 2012!  Congrats.

Studio Calico Mister Huey's color mists and Wood Veneers came in last week.   I can't wait to create some fun projects with them.  Check out their blog for some fun ideas.

The last image is a card I created using a new line of stamps from Paper Smooches.  These images are designed by Kim Hughes and the stamps are made right here in the USA!  Yippee!  They are fun, whimsical and perfect for the Copic marker beginner.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Basic Grey Picnic Stamp Set

Mason jars are so popular this year!  I loved the one included in this set and had to have it.  The fireflies and/or bees were an added bonus.  They are so cute.  

Most of my craft supplies are still not unpacked. So, with limited tools I created some samples to share.

Here are the images of the stamps that are included in the set.  I also used the pennant die from Lifestyle Crafts new circus collection, on the cupcake card.  This die is limited in production and will not be reproduced once they are sold out.  Get yours before they are gone.

Basic Grey Picnic Stamp Set
Lifestyle Crafts Pennant Die Set