Friday, January 31, 2014

Taylored Expressions- Sunny Days Stamps and Dies

Today we have a cute card I created with the Sunny Days Stamp and Die set from Taylored Expressions.  I saw a similar card on Pinterest, and had to create my own version.

I used Stardust Stickles for the glitter on the clouds and sun.  The raindrop stickers are from EK Success.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What's New Wednesday

The biggest news this week...still no baby!  We are all patiently waiting for baby Irie to arrive.  We can't wait to meet her.

As you saw in our What's New Wednesday post last week, we have lots of new products on order.  Our email in box is beginning to fill with shipping notifications.  That means new products will begin arriving within the next 7 days.  We'll do our best to keep you up-to-date on new products via our Facebook page and here, on our What's New Wednesday post.

A quick reminder....Doodle Bucks expire in 3 days.  Be sure to stop in before the 31st to redeem your Doodle Bucks.

Blog Inspiration
Just in case you missed them, we've provided links to some of our recent posts below.  Be sure to check out our NEW Valentine Printable and let us know what you think.  Would you like to see more FREE printables?

Valentine Printables on our blog:  You Make My Heart Glow
Watercolor card inspiration:  Heart Full of Love from MFT Stamps
Card Inspiration:  Tall Birch Tree
More Flip-it Card Inspiration:  Triple Square Flip-its

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Don't miss our FREE "Make and Take" this Friday.  Details can be found HERE.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine- You Make My Heart Glow

Saw this cute idea on Pinterst.  Stop in for some glow sticks (we have them in several colors) and white cardstock.  Then, download and print the cards- PINK, BLACK, or WHITE.  After printing, use your hole punch to create holes and slide the glow stick through.  Super easy, and super fun Valentines!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Join us on Friday for our FREE "Make and Take".  We're making the card shown below using the NEW Heart Full of Love die from MFT Stamps.  So, mark your calendar, and stop in between 5PM and 7PM.  We'll help you make your own card to take home. 

Make and Take is available while supplies last.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

New Classes at Doodlebugs

We've been busy again, adding NEW classes to our Class Calendar.  We are also repeating  the Butterfly Canvas and the Spring Explosion Box.  Both sold out quickly last month.  Be sure to note the NEW date if you were hoping to take this class.

As always, you can see all of our classes and FREE "Make and Take" by visiting our Event Tab on Facebook or our Class Tab (then click on the drop down menu) on our website.

Here are the NEWEST Classes:

Mixed Media Spring Blocks-  Class details can be found HERE.

Introduction to Alcohol Inks:  Class details can be found HERE

Copic Markers - Basic Blending and Shading:  Class details can be found HERE

Copic Markers- Hair and Skin:  Class details can be found HERE.

Mixed Media Box:  Class details can be found HERE.

Additional class and details for the Mixed Media Butterfly Canvas can be found HERE.

Additional class and details for the Spring Explosion Box can be found HERE.


We still have space available in the following classes:

Introduction to Inktense Pencils:  Details can be found HERE.

Steam Punk Crown:  Class details can be found HERE.

Finally, we still have a few spaces available in our Spring Workshop for Sunday only.  Sorry, Saturday is sold out.  Details for our Spring Workshop can be found HERE

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Memory Box Tall Birch Die

The Tall Birch die from Memory Box isn't just for winter and Christmas.  We're using it for a Valentine's Day card.  However, you could use this for wedding, engagement, or just because for someone you love.  The tiny heart is from the Hearts Delight die from Memory Box.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sizzix- Triple Square Flip-its Card

We're back on our blog with another Flip-its card.  We love these fun, interactive cards!!

This is the Triple Square Flip-its die set from Sizzix.  It comes with the dies for cutting the card base, the mats, and lots of different size squares.  The hearts are from the Memory Box Heart Delights die.  I colored them with my Copic markers and added some Stardust Stickles.  Use little butterflies instead of hearts for a cute Spring card.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What's New Wednesday

We're back from CHA and still trying to sort through all the orders!  We have lots of fun, new products that will be arriving over the next couple months.  We'll keep you posted on new arrivals on our  Facebook page, and our "What's New Wednesday" post and email.

In the meantime, we thought we'd share some of our favorite finds.

The first set of images are my favorites!  Tim Holtz has released letter press blocks.  Love the idea shown below.  They painted them.  Then, stacked and glued them together for a great display.  My Mind's Eye has some fun new enamel stickers....not just enamel dots anymore.   Hazel and Ruby has some FAT rolls of washi tape.  I can't wait to use these for binding on the outside of mini books and my mixed media projects.  The final image is a preview of the mini stencils from Heidi Swapp.  Can't wait for these to arrive.

As always, we watched Tim Holtz demo his new products.  The "HOT" item was the marker spritzer.  These are going to be fun!  We also spent quite some time admiring all the amazing samples featuring his wonderful products.

More enamel dots (with a twist) from My Mind's Eye.  Loving the wood, glitter, and the fun shapes!

Lots of mixed media products.  New line from Dina Wakely and Ranger and of course new stencils.  We've got lots of these coming.  Hope we can make enough room.

Want to see more?  Check out the following videos below:

Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer

Tim Holtz Shadow Press Folders

Large Dies and Texture Fades

Hazel and Ruby Masks

More Hazel and Ruby Products

Record It- From My Mind's Eye

Little B- Washi Tape and Mini Embellishments (sorry- we didn't order the Post It notes)

CutterPillar Pro (Best Paper Cutter I've ever used!!)

We've been busy this week posting new projects for inspiration on our blog.  Be sure to visit the links below for some creative inspiration.

Heart Full of Love- Cards

Party Balloons- Cards  and another Party Balloon Cards

We also started Doodlebugs Creative Community Group on Facebook.  Join us as we share ideas, projects, tip and tricks, and participate in fun Challenges.  You can join HERE.


Make and Take details can be found HERE.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

MFT Heart Full of Love

Here are a few cards I made using the NEW "Heart Full of Love" Die-namics die from MFT Stamps.  I was inspired by the watercolor effects I keep seeing all over Pinterest.  The teal wash was created using Twinkling H20's.  I chose Inktense pencils to create the pink wash.  Gellatos would also work for this technique.

To get this look, I created a color wash with the above products on my craft mat.  I used a wet brush across the paper, then applied my color wash. This helps the color move around on the paper.  Use your heat tool to dry the paper, and the cut with your Die-namics die.  I used the Mixed Media paper pad from Strathmore for both cards.  It holds up better with all the water.


Monday, January 20, 2014

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Join us this Friday for our FREE "Make and Take".  We're making these adorable, floral treats, perfect for a friend's desk or a Valentine treat.  The "Make and Take" is available between 5PM and 7PM while supplies last.

Supplies used:  MFT Die-namic Botanical Beauty and Sweet Roses stamp set

Sunday, January 19, 2014

MFT Party Balloons

Remember the Party Balloons stamp set from MFT Stamps?  Well, here's another card using the stamp set, and the Happy Birthday Die-namics set.  I saw this card on Jennifer Mc Guire's blog.  Here's my version. The patterned paper is from the 6x6 paper pad from Basic Grey's  RSVP collection.


Friday, January 17, 2014

MFT Stamps- Love you with all my Heart

I love Valentine stamps that can also be used for everyday occasions.  This MFT, Pure Innocence stamp is one of those.  I colored her with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress with paper from Basic Grey's, Fresh Cut collection.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What's New Wednesday

We've been in Anaheim, CA all week, shopping for new products.  Be sure to visit our Facebook page or Instagram feed for updates on all the fun, new products we're purchasing.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

MFT Party Balloons Stamp Set

This card was created using the MFT Party Balloon stamp set from MFT Stamps (the sentiment is from Paper Smooches).  I've been making all sorts of cards using this set and love it. 

They also have a coordinating die available that I've been playing with too.  Watch for more cards this month, using this wonderful set and the matching die.


Monday, January 13, 2014

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Join us on Friday for our FREE Friday "Make & Take".  We're using the "Reflections" stamp set from Paper Smooches to create the card shown below.

Make and Take is available between 5PM and 7PM while supplies last.

See you on Friday!!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Taylored Expressions- Max and Muffin

A few weeks ago, we posted some images of the new Taylored Expression Stamp and Die sets we received.  You can view that post HERE.  I used the Max and Muffin set to create the card shown below.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What's New Wednesday and More Spring Classes

We've been busy packing away Christmas decorations and putting out Valentine and Spring products.  We've got a quick peek at some of the new products, but you'll have to stop in for a look at it all.

Memory Box Dies

We received a shipment of some beautiful dies from Memory Box, and have placed an order for their new Spring release.  Here are a few of my favorites that are in stock now.  For some inspiration, visit our Memory Box Pinterest board HERE.  Visit yesterday's blog post for a look at a card made with the La Rue Heart die.  That post can be found HERE.

Doodlebug Designs

We also have several Valentine and Spring collections that have arrived.   Here's a peek at Doodlebug Designs' new Valentine collection.

 Class Updates

We've added two NEW classes to our class schedule.  Class details can be viewed on our website by clicking on the link HERE.  Then click on the drop down menu for classes.

Here's our Spring Explosion Box.  Visit the link HERE, for more images and class details.

Don't miss our King for a Day class.  Visit the link HERE for class details.

We still have a few spaces in the following classes:

Introduction to Inktense Pencils  
Details can be found HERE.

Details can be found HERE.

Spring Workshop
Our Spring Workshop for Saturday has only two spots left.  So, we decided to hold a second workshop on Sunday, March 30th.  All the details are the same as displayed in the poster below.  However, please note:  the date is Sunday, March 30th.

Finally, a quick reminder, your Doodle Bucks will expire at the end of this month.  So, gather them up, come on in and spend them before they expire.