Monday, March 31, 2014

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

It's time for our FREE Friday "Make and Take" preview.  We're sticking with the Sequim First Friday Art Walk color theme, and creating a PINK card.  Drop in anytime between 5PM and 7PM to make the card shown below.  Available while supplies last.

Supplies Used:
Moonlight Butterfly die from Memory Box
Peaceful Wildflowers set from MFT Stamps
Twinkling H2Os
Mixed Media paper from Strathmore
Vellum and vellum adhesive

Saturday, March 29, 2014

April- Creative Community Challenge

 Our Creative Community Challenge this month is...create something using stencils!   Need some inspiration?  We'll be posting projects here on our blog, in our Creative Community, and on our Stencil Pinterest Board.  Go grab some stencils, ink, paint, spray, or whatever else you can think of and show us what you create.  Post it in our Creative Community and tag it with #dbstencils.  We'll randomly pick a post at the end of the month, for a $10 Doodlebugs Gift Certificate.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Art Journal Inspiration

I love the new Bloom face stamps from Prima.  I think they are perfect for art journaling.  Ryan decided to use them for our watercolor challenge this month.  I love how they turned out.

This one is my favorite!  He used several products for the color, Inktense pencils, Distress Ink, Distress Markers.

I love the contrast of the black background in the image below.  After creating a colorful background and stamping the  image, Ryan blacked out the background with a black Montana Acrylic Marker.  The colorful background was created using Dylusions Sprays and Distress Ink.

There are several images in this new collection.  Here are the three we have.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What's New Wednesday

It's time again, for "What's New Wednesday."  Here's a peek at some of the new products that arrived this week.

We finally received our new Mixed Media Brushes that we ordered back in January.  Great selection and great prices!

 For those of you looking for a storage solution for Stickles and Liquid Pearls, this is it.   Thanks Marge, for asking about these.  They are designed to store the bottles upside down.  This ensures the glue is always at the tip.  No more "spitting" and just the wrong time!!!  It also has a handy stand so you can display these trays on your worktable.  Stop in for a closer look.

A little boring, but something everyone needs.  Good, non-stick scissors!

We've got fun new Spring and Summer inks.

New embossing powders!  We have some fun new colors as well as the basics.  We have the basics in ultra-fine and regular.

Summer collections are starting to arrive.  This is "Summer Bliss" from Echo Park.

Here's what we're making on Friday.  Be sure to stop in between 5PM and 7PM for our FREE "Make and Take".  Available while supplies last.

A few thinks you may have missed this week:

1.  Fun photo flips for your Project Life and Sn@p albums.  Take a peek HERE.
2.  You'll find a few cards using Inktense pencils on our blog, HERE and HERE.
3.  A fun new collection from Doodlebug Designs.  Take a peek HERE.
4.  New burlap SN@AP albums.  Take a peek HERE.
5.  Some art journal inspiration HERE and HERE.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Inktense Pencils

Today I have a SUPER easy card! 

I used a water brush and some Inktense pencils to make three circles on some mixed media paper.   I used the same technique to add some stems and green along the bottom of the paper.

Then, I took my black Uniball gel pen and drew some scribbled circles and loose leaves and stems.  Don't think too much about this step.  It works better when you "just dot it".  I stamped a sentiment and added a die cut butterfly.  This one is from MFT Stamps, but anything you have will do.

Lastly, I grabbed my clear Wink of Stella brush pen and added some shimmer to the flowers and the butterfly.  Hopefully you can see the shimmer in the photo.  I love that pen!

Monday, March 24, 2014

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Here's a look at this Friday's FREE "Make and Take".  Drop in between 5PM and 7PM.  We'll be making the cute Spring card shown below.  Available while supplies last.

Supplies Used:
Enamel Dots
Happy Birthday Die-namics from MFT Stamps
Embellished Eggs stamp set from MFT Stamps
Corner Rounder Punch

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Watercolor Inspiration

Have you joined our Creative Community and posted your watercolor inspired project?  If not, head over there now for some awesome inspiration!  Then, grab your Distress Markers, Gelatos, Twinkling H2O's, watercolors, or Inktense pencils and create something fun.  See you there!

Here are my projects this week.  I used Inktense pencils to create this puddled, watercolor look on some Mixed Media paper from Strathmore.  I cut the hello from the piece and backed it with black cardstock.  Then,  I decided to make a second card using the watercolor hello that I cut from the background.  Two cards!  Yippee!


I cut the hello three more times from regular cardstock and glued them together.  Then, I glued the watercolor hello to the top.  It's my new favorite technique.  I love how it makes the die cuts "pop" off the card.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Art Journal Inspiration

I really like the hand script graphics I've been seeing everywhere.  I see it in fabric, paper, art, and home decor.  I keep thinking...I can do that.  So, I grabbed a sumi brush and some india ink (we carry both at the store now) and gave it a try.  I recommend practicing on regular text weight paper.  It's cheaper.  Once I've perfected a word, I then move on  to a Mixed Media paper.

It's fun.  Take a peek at some inspiration on our Script Pinterest Board.  I promise, you'll love what you see.  Then, give it a try!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What's New Wednesday

Sorry we missed last week.  Time got away from us, and before we knew it, it was time for What's New Wednesday again.  So, without further delay, we have a peek at some fun, new products.

Hazel and Ruby products have finally arrived.   These rolls of paper are great for those times when you need paper larger than 12"x12".  We also have rolls of tissue, sequins, extra wide washi tape and re-usable masks from Hazel and Ruby.  Be sure to check them out next time you're in the store!

Watercolor is so popular right now.  Pick up this set, and check out our Watercolor Pinterest Board for some fun inspiration.

Who doesn't want a collapsible water cup?

New stamps and dies from MFT Stamps.  Isn't she adorable?  We've pinned some cute cards made with the set on our MFT Stamps Pinterest Board.  Be sure to take a look.

Mini Ink Blending Tools have finally arrived.  Perfect for stencils and ink!!

 We've had many of you asking for Mod Podge for all those fun Pinterest projects you're working on.  We now have it, if you need it.

We still have the two XL HP Ink cartridges from our old printer.  It's about $70 worth of ink.  They are FREE to the first person to come in and get them.  So, go check your printers and see if it takes ink refill #920.

Be sure to stop in Friday, between 5PM and 7PM for our FREE "Make and Take".  We're making this cute, Spring, flip card.  Available while supplies last.

Upcoming Classes:

We still have space in our Spring Altered Clock Class.  Class details can be found HERE.  Give us a call if you'd like to sign up (360) 683-3154.

We also have space available in our Spring Mixed Media Blocks Class.  Class details can be found HERE.  Give us a call at (360) 683-3154 if you'd like to sign up.

Some fun stuff you may have missed this week:

1.  Watercolor poppy tutorial on our blog.  Visit this LINK.
2.  Some fun art from Ryan on our blog.  Visit this LINK.
3.  More watercolor inspiration for our challenge this month.  Visit this LINK.
4.  Some Copic Marker inspiration on our blog.  Visit this LINK.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Interactive Card Class - Shaker Card

I just added a shaker card to the Interactive Card Class.  This class is filling up quickly.  If you'd like to attend, give us a call and sign up.

Here's a peek a the newest card you'll be making.

Here are the other two cards I posted earlier in the month.  The class includes supplies and written instructions to create all three cards shown here, plus and additional interactive card  not shown.  Click HERE for class details.  (basic supply kit, ruler, and craft knife are required)

Monday, March 17, 2014

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

It's time for a preview of this week's FREE Friday "Make and Take".  Drop in between 5PM and 7PM.  We'll be making the cute, flip card shown below.  Available while supplies last.

Supplies Used:
Sizzix Circle Flip-its #2
Bunny stickers from Sticko / EK Success