Monday, November 25, 2013

Saturday Open House at Doodlebugs

Please join us on Saturday, November 30th, for a Holiday Open House.  We'll be demonstrating some fun products and showing you how to use these products to make Holiday cards and gifts.  We also have a FREE Make and Take scheduled. 

We're offering our Black Friday special product promotions all day on Saturday.  Those promotions are for the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, 6"x6" Paper Pads, and Stretched Canvas (if product is still available).  You can see our special product promotions here.  (Sorry, the store wide discount is only available on Black Friday).

Finally, we're giving away a Big Shot Machine with loads of dies to one lucky shopper.  No purchase necessary, just stop in and we'll put your name in the drawing.  Purchase $20 or more, and we'll put your name in again.  Two chances to win!!

Winner's name will be selected and contacted on Sunday, December 1st.  Prize must be picked up in person.

Here's a schedule of events:

No "Make and Take" This Friday

Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!  We'll see you next Friday for our regular "Make and Take".

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Black Friday Events at Doodlebugs

Here's what's happening at Doodlebugs on Black Friday! 
Doors open at 9am. 
All special promotions are available between 9am and NOON.  (see images below)
All regular priced items are 20% OFF between 9am and NOON. 
Prize drawings will be held at noon.  You must be present to win.

As always, we're giving away Goody Bags to the first 25+ (we always give away a few extra) people in line.  See you on Friday!

But wait!  There's more!  We're not stopping at Black Friday.  This year we're holding an Open House on Saturday.  We have PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS, FREE Make and Takes, and some additional GIVEAWAYS planned for Saturday.  Watch your email tomorrow for all the details on our Open House.

 Click the link below for a video demonstration:
Big Shot Video Demonstration
Click the link below for a video demonstration:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Snow Buddies from Paper Smooches

Sorry, no "What's New Wednesday" this week.  We're all busy getting ready for our Black Friday events and Open House Saturday.  Be sure to stop by for one, or both events!  We'll have some great deals and lots of giveaways on Friday.  Then, FREE "Make and  Takes" and demonstrations all day on Saturday.

In the meantime, we thought we'd post a few more of the adorable cards Emily made with the Paper Smooches, Snow Buddies stamp set.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 18, 2013

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Join us this Friday for our FREE "Make and Take", available between 5PM and 7PM.  We'll be making this interactive, Christmas, Flip-it card.  

See you on Friday. 

"Make and Take" is available while supplies last.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tim Holtz Christmas Stamps

Today we thought we'd feature a couple of cards using a Tim Holtz stamp set, Distress Ink, and some embossing powders.

Ryan embossed the sleigh image and sentiment with white embossing powder onto the front of the card.  After he heat embossed the image, he applied Tim Holtz Distress Inks to the background.  The embossed image will resist the ink.  Once the background was covered with ink, he misted it with water, giving it that "speckled" look.  Finishing touches were applied using the snow marker.  Draw on the snow with the marker, heat with the heat tool, and, like magic, you have snow!

Emily used similar techniques to create her card.  She embossed the snowflakes with white embossing powder onto the background.  She then embossed Santa with black embossing powder and applied Tim Holtz Distress Inks to the background.  As with the card above, the embossed areas resist the ink.

The sentiment and wreath are stamped and embossed onto a piece of cardstock cut with the Spellbinders dies.

Like this look?  Stop in and ask Ryan or Emily for a demonstration.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Art Journal Inspiration- Inktense Pencils

It's time for some art journal inspiration.  Grab your supplies and go play! 

I used Inktense pencils to paint, and my Uniball Gel pen (black and white) for the doodling.  Pumpkins seemed appropriate with Thanksgiving just around the corner.

Here's an close up look.  Don't mind the smudges to the left.  There was some "leftover" paint on the page.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Black Friday and Saturday Open House

We're skipping our "What's New Wednesday" this week,  to bring you some of the details regarding our Thanksgiving Weekend Events.

Our Black Friday sale is just around the corner.  It begins at 9AM, with door prizes to the first 25 people in line.  Then we're giving away $1000 worth of merchandise at 12PM.  Watch your emails and our blog for all the fun details and huge savings. 

This year we're extending the weekend festivities with a Saturday "Open House".  We'll have demos and "Make and Takes" all day.  So, bring the family and come visit Downtown Sequim for your Holiday weekend.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Paper Smooches- All Yule Need

Emily's been playing with the Christmas stamps from Paper Smooches!  You're going to love the cute cards she made using the set "All Yule Need" and "Joyful Greetings".

Monday, November 11, 2013

FREE Friday Make and Take

Join us this Friday for our FREE "Make and Take", available between 5PM and 7PM.  We'll be making the Christmas card shown below.  But wait, that's not all!  Spend $20 or more and you'll receive this Christmas Greetings cling stamp set for FREE!!! 

See you on Friday. 

"Make and Take"  and "Gift with Purchase" is available while supplies last.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fabulous Holiday Wreath

Wow!  I love the Fabulous Holiday Wreath die from Memory Box.  Here's a quick and simple card if you're looking for something to mass produce for your Holiday cards.

 Supplies used:  Fabulous Holiday Wreath die from Memory Box, silver metallic paper, Silver Stickles, and Rouge Liquid Pearls

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Holiday Workshop Projects

Thought I'd share a few more images of the fun projects we created last weekend during our Holiday Workshop.  Hope you enjoy them!

We used a "kissing" technique to create the pattern on the leaves for this card.

This time we used Gold Glitter embossing powder on the leaves.
Stamps used:  Reflections stamp set from Paper Smooches and Jingle All the Way from Technique Tuesday / Ali Edwards.

We used Tim Holtz Distress inks to create the wonderful background for the next two cards.  We then sprayed them with Perfect Pearl Mist creating a nice shimmer.
Stamps and dies used:  Seasonal Sentiments from MFT Stamps, Birch Tree and Resting Bird die from Memory Box.

Stamps and dies used:  Seasonal Sentiments stamp set from MFT Stamps, Cityscape die from Memory Box

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Project Life Thursday

This week I thought I'd share a page I completed using photos from my niece's graduation this past June.  It's hard for me to believe she's graduated from High School and off to college.  My, how time flies!

Love the "then and now" photos.  Wish I had a photo from her first day of kindergarten.  The "&" is a wood veneer from Studio Calico, the letters from Simple Stories SN@P collection.

I framed this photo using the Insert It Insta Frame Die-namics die from MFT Stamps.  The graduation cap is a Jolee's embellishment from EK Success.

I used the numbers stamp and die set from Paper Smooches to create the 2013.  The letters are from Basic Grey.  They are sitting on top of some metallic gold washi tape.

Finally, I love to include screen shots of the weather.  This one is especially memorable.  The day of graduation the temperature was 102 degrees.  The following day, the day of our lakeside picnic, it was 106 degrees.  Unbearable for those of us visiting from the Pacific Northwest!

Class Updates

A quick update on some of our upcoming classes:

We had such a long waiting list for our Christmas Tree Canvas Class that we decided to add a second class.  The second class will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd from 10AM until 2PM.  Here's a link to the original class post.  Everything is the same, except the date and time.  Please call the store ASAP if you'd like to join us.  We only have TWO spots left!!

We still have a few spots left in the following, upcoming classes:

Memory Box Card Class:  Details can be found HERE.

Altered Christmas Clock:  Details can be found HERE.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Holiday Treat Boxes

This week we'll be sharing images of the projects we created last weekend at our November, Holiday Workshop.  If you attended, thank you!  We had a blast.  If you weren't able to make it, we hope we'll see you in March for our Spring Workshop.  Watch for details, coming soon.

Here's one of the treat boxes we made.  We used the Scallop Treat Box die from My Favorite Things as well as the Resting Birds die from Memory Box.  The stamps are from Technique Tuesdays / Ali Edwards "Jingle all the Way" set.  I love this set!!

Here's the box filled with some Holiday chocolate squares.

It's also perfect for holding a set of tags.

Here's another cute project we made using the Basket die from Sizzix and the Bow die from My Favorite Things.

We'll be skipping our Project Life Thursday post, so we can show you more Holiday "goodness" from our workshop last weekend.  You'll love the cards we made!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Join us this Friday for our FREE "Make and Take", available between 5PM and 7PM.  We'll be making this festive Christmas card using stamps and dies from MFT Stamps.  See you on Friday. 
"Make and Take" is available while supplies last.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Art Journal Inspiration

As I mentioned earlier this week, I've been enjoying the Inktense pencils.  Here's a few pages from my art journal, inspired by all the beautiful Fall colors.