Thursday, October 29, 2015

What's New @doodlebugs!

We've had lots going on around here.  We're getting ready for our Annual Holiday Workshop, stocking the shelves with new Holiday products, and creating lots of fun projects to display in the store. 

We're also putting together plans for our Small Business Saturday event.  So, mark your calendars, we're holing our event on the Saturday after Thanksgiving NOT Black Friday.

In case you've missed our blog posts or haven't been in for a bit, we thought we better catch you up.

We've finalized our Festive Tag Class.  You'll find the details below:

The class will be offered on December 5th and December 6th, from 11am until 3pm.  The class fee is $40 and includes the Gift Tag Greeting stamp set.  You'll need to bring your basic supply kit and 1/4 inch scor-tape.  We'll be creating 16 to 20 festive tags to include on your Holiday packages.  Don't wait, each class is limited to only 8 people.  Here are a few samples of some of the tags you'll be creating.

This stamp set is yours to keep after class.

We also have a few spots left in our November Card Club.  You'll find the details below:

Card Club will be offered on November 14th from 10am - 12pm or 1pm to 3pm.  The class fee is $8, we'll refund $5 if you spend $25 or more after class.  Bring you basic supply kit, everything else is provided.  We'll be using the NEW Mama Elephant Holiday stamps and dies to create the cards below.

We shared some cute cards created with some of Mama Elephant's new stamps and dies.  Take a peek at them HERE

and HERE.

We shared a few pocket scrapbooking cards we created with our FALL BUNDLE.  Take a peek at those projects HERE.

The new adult coloring book, Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford should be arriving any day.  These make great Holiday gifts!

And to color those wonderful, detailed images, this set of markers.  These are my favs!  They have a fine tip and don't bleed through most papers!  I use them in my planner too!  I don't expect these to last long once they arrive.  So, give us a call if you'd like us to hold a set for you.

We're now carrying Prills!  Watch the blog for some fun projects next week using these colorful little bits!  In the meantime, visit this LINK for a great video from Jennifer McGuire using these.

We're now carrying the Minc Machine and some of the fun accessories for adding foil to your paper crafting projects.  We created some wonderful cards using these products.  If you missed them, you'll find them HERE on our blog.

Visit this LINK for a look at more NEW products on our website and in the store.

Have a wonderful day!

Shaker Cards using the Fuse Tool

Today we're sharing a fun shaker card we created using the Fuse Tool.  We love this handy little tool!  It's great for pocket scrapbooking AND card making!

Here's how we created the shaker pocket:  We used MFT Stamps Blueprints Die Set #20 to cut the stitched piece from watercolor paper.  After cutting, we watercolored the piece using Iced Spruce Distress Ink and stamped it using Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink (our favorite silver ink). The stamp set is Mama Elephant's Peace on Earth set. We slid the piece into a scrapbooking page protector and fused three sides around the our stitched paper using the Fuse Tool.  Before fusing the top, we filled the pocket with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear and Silver Metallic sequins.  We used Score-tape to secure the shaker pocket to the top of the scallop piece that was also cut from using MFT Stamps Blueprints #20.

Here's a close up look at the edge of the pocket we created with the Fuse Tool.

Here's a LINK to a quick video demonstrating the Fuse Tool.  Here's another quick VIDEO from Jennifer McGuire.  She used the fuse tool to create a card that enclosed a gift card!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Minc Machine from Heidi Swapp

We've been having so much fun playing with the Minc Machine from Heidi Swapp.  The foil effect it adds to embellishments and die cuts are amazing.  Take a peek below at some wonderful cards we made using the Minc Machine, Mink accessories, toner sheets and die cuts.

To create the card below, we added green foil using the Minc Machine to a package of Heidi Swapp Minc embellishments.   The word merry was cut from a Mama Elephant die, using the Minc toner sheets and then foiled.

It's really hard to see the wonderful, shiny, foil effect in these images.  (apologies for my reflection in the center of each of these cards)

We die cut some houses, using a Memory box die, from the Minc toner sheets and foiled them with the gold foil.  Wow!  I love how simple this card was to create and how amazing it looks!

Here's the last card.  We die cut that wonderful deer using a die from Impression Obsession and the Minc toner sheets.  Then we foiled it with red foil.  Again, wow!  I love how festive the cards look with the foil effects.  The little word flag was included in the embellishment pack we used  for the first card.  These little embellishments come out of the package ready to be foiled!  Just pick a foil color and you're ready to go!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Simple Stories Claus & Co.

Loving these adorable cards Emily made using the Claus & Co. sticker sheet from Simple Stories.  If you're looking to make some quick and easy cards, these sticker sheets are perfect.

Great spot for one of the mini wreaths from Little B's!

A little glossy accents on the ornaments! 


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Reindeer Games and Die-Namics Blueprint Tag Builder 4

We've been busy designing and planning our Holiday Tag Workshop scheduled for Saturday, December 5th.  We'll be posting the workshop details soon.  In the meantime, we thought we'd share one of the tag projects we have planned.

We'll be using the Blueprints Tag Builder 4 to create the bases for all the tags and dressing them up with several different dies and stamps.  We used the NEW Reindeer Games stamp and die sets from Mama Elephant to embellish this tag.  The shaker portion is filled with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, also available in our online store and our Sequim, WA location.

The sentiment "Naughty or Nice?" is from the stamp set we're including in the Holiday Tag Workshop.  That's right.  You get to take this stamp set home with you.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I Am Thankful Pocket Scrapbooking Cards

Last week we shared a couple cards we created using the I am Thankful stamp set and Grateful die from Technique Tuesday's October release.  If you missed them, you can find them HERE.  This week, we're sharing some pocket scrapbooking cards we created using the same stamp and die set.  Both the stamp and die are available in our online store and our Sequim, WA location.

We used foam with an adhesive backing to cut the grateful die (cut with the backing side up).  Then, we removed the backing and covered it with ultra fine glitter. The card is stamped with the words from the stamp set to create a type background.

Here's another card we created using the stamp set and the ephemera pack from Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane collection.

This time we used ultra fine gold embossing powder and VersaMark ink to add a gold finish to the grateful die.  The lovely flowers are from Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane ephemera pack.

Another card embellished with die cut pieces from Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane ephemera pack.

If you like these projects, check out our Fall Bundle in our online store, for some great savings.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Mama Elephant- Twinkle Town

Today we're sharing a card we created with another NEW release, Twinkle Town, from Mama Elephant along with their NEW Merry script die.  Both can be found in our online store and our Sequim, WA location. 

The image was stamped and colored using Tim Holtz Distress inks.

Here's a close up look at the card.  We used the Minc Machine to add foil to the die cut Merry.  You can find a video demonstration on the Minc HERE.  Our Sequim, WA store currently stocks the Minc machine and accessories.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Reindeer Games from Mama Elephant

Have you had a chance to view all the new stamps and dies from Mama Elephant's October release.  We think they are all wonderful.  However, Reindeer Games is MY favorite.  The stamps and dies can be found in our online store or our Sequim, WA store.

Today we're sharing a card we created using the Reindeer Games and Jingle Greetings sets.  We hope you like it!

Here's a close up look at the card.  We also used the Double Stitched Oval and Blueprints 20 Die-namics dies from MFT Stamps.  We added some bling to the Christmas lights using Stickles glitter glue.

The reindeer and lights were colored with Copic markers.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Santa's Elves from Hero Arts

Aren't these elves adorable?  They come with a coordinating die for easy cutting and embellishing your cards and tags.  You can find the Santa's Elves Stamp & Cut set from Hero arts in our Sequim, WA store or our online store.

We colored this elf with copic markers and placed him atop this cute gift card holder we created using the Just a Note die from Avery Elle.

Here's a closer look.  We used Stardust Stickles glitter glue to add some sparkle to his hat and covered the snowflake wood veneer with Silver Pearl embossing powder.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

New @Doodlebugs!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Here's what's new in our Sequim, WA retail store and our online store this week.

Super exciting news!  The new Mama Elephant stamps and dies are now available for purchase.  You'll find them in our Sequim, WA store and our online store.  We think you're going to love them...

You can view all the new Mama Elephant releases HERE.

We have also have several MFT Stamps NEW October releases available. You'll  find them in both our Sequim, WA store and our online store.  Be sure to head over to our website for a look.  Our favorite...the Blueprints Tag Builder and Gift Tag Greetings.

You can view all the new releases from MFT Stamps HERE.

We also received  the I am Thankful stamp set and Grateful die set from Technique Tuesday.  We featured a couple cards on our blog earlier this week using these products along with an ephemera pack from Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane collection.  We'll be featuring some wonderful Fall Pocket Scrapbooking cards using these same products on our blog later this week. You can find these products in our online store HERE.

Here's one of the cards we featured earlier.  You can find that blog post HERE.

Last week we released Merry & Bright, our Holiday kit.  Head over to our online store for a look and visit this blog post for some inspiration.

We also have a few of our Harvest Kits still available.  Again, head over to our online store for a look at the kit.  Or, visit some of our blog posts for some inspiration HERE and HERE.

More fun links you may want to visit:

Get a better look at this card HERE.

We have another wonderful Holiday card HERE.

One final link.  We really enjoyed watching this video from Sandy Allnock and thought we'd share it with you.  The layering trees are finally back in stock.  You'll find the Layering Trees in our online store and our Sequim, WA location.  Happy crafting!

We're still offering FREE Shipping for orders over $20 in our online store.

Fa La La from Avery Elle

We have another card using Avery Elle's Fa La La stamp set and ultra fine gold embossing powder

Here's a close up look.