Monday, June 30, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Memory Box- Floral Heart Die

Emily has been playing with some of the Memory Box dies we received.  We have some beautiful heart and butterfly dies that we know you're going to love.  If you haven't been by, stop in for a look.

One of the dies we received was the Floral Heart.  Emily created this beautiful card with it.  I thought it would make a wonderful wedding card.  Change the sentiment and add some clear Wink of Stella to the top of the die cut piece, and you've got the perfect card for the next wedding you'll attend.

Here's a close up of the heart.  Emily die cut the heart 5 or 6 times and stacked them together for this great look!  Give it a try with some of the dies you have and post a picture in our Creative Community.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Memory Box- Butterfly Heart

Emily created this beautiful card a few weeks back.  I've haven't been able to post it here on our blog, as we keep selling out of the die before I get the chance.  So, we finally have plenty of stock (fingers crossed)!

Come on in and get the die before it's gone again.

Here's a close up of those butterflies.  It's hard to see in the image, but she added some clear Wink of Stella to the wings.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Art Journal Inspiration

We haven't shared much from our art journals lately.  So, I thought I'd give you a peek inside mine today.  I've been drawing flowers lately.  Lots of different flowers, but these are my favorites right now.

We are now carrying the Copic Liner pens.  Which means, if I'd like, I can add color to these with my Copic markers.  I haven't decided if I should use the Copics or add some watercolors.  What do you think?

Here's the entire page.  I'm thinking of adding a few more flowers and them some color.  I'll post the results next week.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What's New Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone.   Here's what's happening at Doodlebugs this week.


Our lavender products have arrived.  We found quite a few new lavender stamps this year along with some fun papers and bags.  Be sure to stop by for a look.

Graphic 45- Halloween Collection

MFT Stamps- New Stamps and Dies

New Classes

Mary is hosting a Zentagle Class in August.  Class details can be found HERE.

We've been busy getting ready for our Summer Workshop this weekend.  There are still a few spaces available on Sunday if you're looking for something fun to do this weekend.  Take a peek at a few of the projects we'll be making HERE. 

In the meantime, here's a behind the scenes peek as we prep for the weekend.

Don't miss our FREE Friday "Make and Take" this week.  Our FREE "Make and Take" is available between 5PM and 7PM, while supplies last.


We still have a few FREE stamps left from our FREE Stamp Promotion last week.  Spend $10, mention this promotion, and we'll give you the stamp for FREE.  Limit ONE per customer please.  Available while supplies last.

Fun Stuff You May Have Missed

1.  View a colorful card using Memory Box Cityscape die HERE.
2.  We created a fun shaker card using MFT Stamp set "You Were Mean to Sparkle".  View that card HERE.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Avery Elle- Bright Days Stamp Set

We've been busy getting ready for our Summer Workshop scheduled for this weekend.  The studio is a mess, and the tables are covered with stamps, paper, ink and supplies.

Here's a peek at a few of the projects we'll be creating this weekend.  If you'd like to attend, we have two spaces available for Saturday, and 6 spaces available for Sunday.  Don't miss it!  It's going to be lots of fun.  More details can be found HERE.

We're using the "Bright Days" stamp set from Avery Elle to create SIXTEEN projects during the workshop.  Once you're finished, the stamp set is yours to take home, along with step-by-step instructions for recreating the cards.  Here's a look at the set.

Monday, June 23, 2014

FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Join us on Friday for our FREE "Make and Take".  We're using the "Joe to Go" stamp and die set from Taylored Expressions to create the card below.

Our FREE "Make and Take" is available from 5PM until 7PM, while supplies last.

Additional Supplies Used:
Washi Tape

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Memory Box- Cityscape Die

I use this die often.  I find it suitable for numerous occasions and love how it fits on cards.  It's just the right size for an A2 card.

I've been getting ready for my Watercolor Workshop and had some extra pieces of watercolor scraps that were perfect for creating this card.

I cut the Cityscape die from my painted scraps and the Cityscape Silhouette from some black cardstock.  I layered the two pieces together and placed them on a piece of Mixed Media cardstock that I watercolored with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

I used the Cosmic Star set for the stars and Watt's Up stamp set from MFT Stamps for the sentiment.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Quick and Easy Birthday Cards

Today we have a couple quick and easy cards using this fun stamp from Pebbles / American Crafts.   

Great news...we're giving the stamp away FREE, with any purchase of $10 or more. 

You must mention our FREE STAMP promo at the time of purchase in order to receive the FREE stamp.  The FREE stamp is only available while supplies last.  Limit one per customer.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

You Were Meant to SPARKLE!

I love this new stamp set from MFT Stamps-  You Were Meant to Sparkle.  It has some wonderful sentiments and works beautifully with all the sequins that are so popular right now.

Here's an image of a card we made last week, in our Interactive Card Class, using this set.

Look at all the fun sequins we put inside!

This is an image of the set, and all the fun sentiments that it includes.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What's New Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Here's what's NEW this week at Doodlebugs.

Bazzill Card Shoppe

We finally received the Card Shoppe (cardstock) from Bazzill this week.  Beautiful colors in 100 lb., cover weight cardstock with a smooth texture.  If you make cards, you'll LOVE this paper!

I found this great link from Fat Cat Stamper.  She has a list that matches each paper to the best coordinating  Copic and Distress marker.  She also has a PDF download you can use to create tags for your paper and ink swatches.  You can find both of those HERE.

Xyron- Create a Sticker

With all the die cutting we've been doing this month, we are excited to be carrying the Create a Sticker machine from Xyron.  This handy little machine applies adhesive to your die cuts, transforming them into stickers.  No more sticky fingers, trying to apply small bits of adhesive to the back for small and detailed die cuts.
Watch a quick video HERE demonstrating how to use this wonderful machine!

WR Memory Keepers- Albums

We have some new albums from WR Memory Keepers.   They are perfect for small projects, documenting a single event, or Instagram photos!  They are available in several color (not all shown).  If we don't have the color you'd like, let us know.  We'll order it and you'll save 10%!!

Watch a quick video HERE, showing you the details of these albums.  You can also visit Ali Edwards blog HERE, for a look at her project using this album.

WR Memory Keepers- Totes

These are perfect for attending classes and events.  There is plenty of room for your basic crafting supplies and more!  Stop by the store for a closer look.


Doodlebug Designs - Albums

We've had numerous request for smaller sized albums.  These 8x8 albums are perfect for the beginner, quick trips, and single events.  I love the bright colors!  They are available in several additional colors, not shown below.  If we don't have the color you're looking for, we'd love to order it for you.  We offer 10% off all special orders.


FREE Friday "Make and Take"

Be sure to join us on Friday for our FREE "Make and Take".  We'll be making the card shown below.  Our "Make and Take" is available between 5PM and 7PM, while supplies last.


Family Legacy Kit

Did you miss our Family Legacy class last weekend?  If so, we have four kits available.  Each kit comes with written directions and full color photos.  Most supplies are included in the kit.  You will need a few additional, basic supplies to complete the project.


Summer Workshop

We still have a few spots left in our Summer Workshop.  Give us a call if you'd like to sign up.


Some Fun Project You May Have Missed:

1.  Watercolor/die cut, butterfly card can be found HERE.
2.  Another die cut, butterfly card can be found HERE.
3.  Wow, another butterfly card HERE.  Hope you like butterflies!
4.  Some Copic marker fun can be found HERE.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Die Cut Inspiration

We have more die cut inspiration, along with a little watercolor for today's blog post.  Hopefully you've joined our Creative Community on Facebook and are participating in our Die Cut Creative Challenge this month.

We used the Darla Butterfly die and Contempo Circle Border die, both from Memory Box, to create the card below.

The butterfly was cut from our favorite Mixed Media paper from Strathmore.  It's great for watercolor techniques!  We placed some Tim Holtz Distress Inks onto our non-stick craft mat, misted it with water, and then "smashed" the butterfly into the colors.  Once it dried, we had a beautiful watercolor butterfly.  You could also apply this same technique to a larger sheet, and then cut the butterfly from watercolor paper.

We embellished the card with the die cut border and some colorful enamel dots!