Thursday, May 30, 2013

Project Life Thursday

Here's Liesl's Project Life post for this week.  I love the Studio Calico wood veneers and the little chipboard cameras.

The paper and other embellishments are from Basic Grey's Hipster collection.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What's New Wednesday

We have the following, NEW collections from American Crafts, Pebbles Inc., Crate Paper, and Studio Calico.  Stop in for a look at some of these fun papers and coordinating embellishments.


We are having a HERO ARTS catalog party.  Stop in and browse their catalog.  Place a catalog order, and we'll give you 20% OFF your purchase.  All orders must be in by June 10th.  We will be placing our order with Hero Art on June 11th.  Head over to our HERO ARTS Pinterest board for some great inspiration using HERO ARTS stamps.  Here's the LINK.


Not sure what a SMASH BOOK is?  Watch this video link!  You'll love 'em.


1.  Mixed Media inspiration on our blog - You make life sweet.
2.  This week's FREE Friday "Make and Take" and "Gift with Purchase"
3.  Liesl's Project Life post on our blog.
4.  Find everything that's happening at Doodlebugs in one spot!  Visit our "Events Tab".
5.  ONE kit left from our "TEN All Occasion Cards" class.  Hurry in and pick it up!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

You Make Life Sweet!

Here's one of my latest art journal pages.  I thought this would be cute on a canvas with the saying, "I love you more than cupcakes!"

Are you interested in creating mixed media projects like this?  If so, you won't want to miss our Mixed Media Class, scheduled for June.  It's EASY and FUN!!  I'll walk you through several EASY steps for creating wonderful backgrounds like this.  A perfect canvas for any image.  Then, we'll add the "doll" image using a stamp, and the quote. 

This is a SUPER EASY class and a perfect summer activity for mother and daughter!  We do recommend kids are at least 12 years of age for this class and must be accompanied by an adult.  For class details, CLICK HERE.

Monday, May 27, 2013

FREE Friday "Make and Take" and "Gift with Purchase"

Be sure to mark your calendar this week for our FREE Friday "Make and Take".

Purchase $25 or more, and receive the Vase and Flowers Stamp set used for the "Make and Take" FREE.
FREE "Make and Take" and "Gift with Purchase are available on Friday, May 31st only, between 5PM and 7PM while supplies last.
Take a look at some other great cards created using the FREE stamp set.

See you on Friday!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Project Life Thursday!

PROJECT LIFE UPDATE:  I just spoke with my account rep at American Crafts.  He's confident we should have the Project Life product, in stock within the next 30 days (most likely sooner).  Once they arrive, we'll be offering a FREE package of Project Life page protectors with the purchase of any Core Project Life Kit.  We'll send out information as soon as they arrive.

It's time for Liesl's Project Life post!  Not only does she have some great ideas, but I love the new app she suggested for doodling and writing on your Instagram photos!  Want to check out the app?  Here's the link to A Beautiful Mess website where you can find all the details regarding their app.

Many of you have asked what Photo A Day list she's using on Instagram.   For those interested, she just switched to #fmsphotoaday @fatmumslim on Instagram.  She was using @theidearoom on Instagram for her photo a day posts.

Thanks Liesl for all the great ideas!

Now, back to her wonderful, Project Life page. 

I love the itty, bitty, puffy stickers she used this week to "jazz" up her page.  They are from American Crafts.

Her paper choice this week is from Crate Paper's, "The Pier" collection.  Love the colors!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What's New Wednesday

Adhesive Update:

 Adhesive Update:  Our favorite adhesive has been discontinued (sad face).  We have been working hard the past couple of weeks to find a comparable adhesive.  We found it!  It is the same adhesive, made by the same company.  However, it comes in a more compact dispenser.

We do currently have a few of the "old style" dispensers left, that we are selling at the refill price.  However, once they are gone, you'll need to switch to the new dispenser if you want the same adhesive.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you'll be happy with the new adhesive.

For a limited time, we'll be offering a 50%  trade in discount on the new dispenser to help offset the cost of switching.  Bring in your "old style" dispenser (shown below) and we'll give you the new one at 50% off.

Gel Printing Plates from Gelli Arts

Gelli Arts Printing Plates have arrived.  Be sure to watch the video links below for some fun ways you can use the plates.

Video- Gel Printing Plate
Video- Use Gel Medium as a Resist
Video- Mono Printing Layers

New Classes

Peaceful Wildflowers Stamp Class-  Be sure to visit our website for details on the Peaceful Wildflowers Stamp Class.

What Lovely Flowers Class-  Be sure to visit our website for details on the "What Lovely Flowers Class".

Click HERE for a list of all classes and events.

FREE "Make and Take" Friday

Join Ryan and Emily between 5PM and 7PM for our FREE "Make and Take".   Project is available while supplies last.

Things you may have missed this week!

1.  We have TWO kits left from our class last week.  Our TEN All Occasion Cards Kit is complete with pre-cut pieces, instructions, and color photos of each card.  Click HERE for a picture of the kit.

2.  We still have space available in our June 1st, Sweet Roses Class.

3.  Here's a LINK we posted with a beautiful card made with the Plentiful Petals Die-namics die from My Favorite Things.  It's the same die we are using this Friday for our "Make and Take".

4.  Did you know we are on Instagram now?  Here's a LINK.  Head over there and check out our Instagram Page!!  If you have an Instagram account, follow us!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

FREE Friday Make and Take

FREE "Make and Take"
is available on Friday, May 24th only,
between 5PM and 7PM, while supplies last.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Project Life Thursday (a day late)

Ooops!  A little late posting Liesl's Project Life this week.  I don't know where the time goes?!

Here's a close up.  Love this picture of her kitty photo bombing her picture of three apples!

Here's another close up of the trees dressed with pink blossoms!  Beautiful!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

FREE Friday Make and Take!

Purchase $25 or more and receive a
FREE Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts die.

FREE "Make and Take" and "Gift with Purchase are available on Friday, May 17th only, between 5PM and 7PM while supplies last.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What's New Wednesday

Saturday Demonstration

Did you miss our Sprays, Paints and Inks demo a few weekends ago?  Several of you couldn't make it and have asked us to repeat it.  So, Emily has rounded up her supplies and will be demonstrating these fun techniques again on Saturday.  Be sure to stop by between 1PM and 3PM.

FREE Make and Take (Friday)

FREE Make and Take this Friday.  Stop in between 5PM and 7PM to make this card (while supplies last).  Love the Pinwheel die?  We have a limited supply of these RETIRED dies.  They are FREE if you spend $25 or more (while supplies last).  Card and die are only available between 5PM and 7PM.  Please no early birds.

Stamps and Dies from My Favorite Things

We have new dies and stamp from My Favorite Things Stamps.  Here's a peek and one of my favorites.  Watch this QUICK VIDEO for a detailed description of the new die.  Here's a quick look at the Peaceful Wildflowers set that also arrived.

Giddy Up collection from Carte Bellla

Here's a peek at the NEW "Giddy Up" collection from Carte Bellla.  Stop in for a look at the additional pieces of the collection.

NEW June Class- Mixed Media Workshop

Visit this CLASS LINK to our website for details on this upcoming class.

Inktense Pencils from Derwent

DERWENT Inktense Pencils are pure, vibrant watersoluble ink pencils that combine the intensity of pen and ink with the versatility of line and wash. Use them to create strong vivid tones then wash over with water for a translucent ink-like effect. Once dry; this color wash is permanent and can be worked again using other media. The possibilities are endless!  Stop in and try them!

Coming Soon!  Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plates

Watch these two videos on gel plate printing- Video 1 and Video 2.  You're going to want one.  The plates should be here early next week.  Give us a call if you'd like us to hold one for you.  We ordered the 8x10 plates that retail for $29.99.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Paper Smooches- New Stamps

I wanted to share a couple of cards made with the NEW Digits Stamp Set and Die Set from Paper Smooches.  I'm loving how you can use this set to customize your birthday cards with a specific age.

Here's another card made with the same set.

Here are some additional cards we've created using Paper Smooches sets that we currently have in stock.  Stop in soon before they're gone.

This card was made using the Birthday Buddies set.

This one was made using the Chubby Chums stamp set.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Graduation Party Supplies

Just a quick reminder that we have Graduation party supplies in Port Angeles and Sequim High School colors.  Shop early for the best selection.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Project Life Thursday

We're switching our Project Life weekly post to Thursday.  We sure hope you are enjoying Liesl's page layouts and her Project Life Book.

I like how Liesl used the Die-namics Doily Dies from MFT Stamps this week.  I use those dies often on my cards, but never thought of using them for journaling.

 She used Thickers from American Crafts for her lettering and some yellow polka dot washi tape for some accents.  (LOVE washi tape!)

Here's another close up of her page.