Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and hoping 2017 is all that you wish for.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Quick Update

We hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season!  We're sorry we haven't been posting on our blog this month.  This time of year is so hectic for us.  We are busy taking care of customers, stocking the shelves, and trying to ensure we make time for ourselves so that we may enjoy the Holidays too.  We promise we'll get back to regular posts in January.  In the meantime, you can always follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram.  We tend to post updates on these sites more often as they don't require as much planning or time.

With Christmas just a few days away, we wanted to update everyone on our Holiday hours.  Once again, we will be closing our Sequim, WA retail location beginning Christmas Eve, through New Year's Day.  We work hard all year long, and really need this break to catch up, rest, and prepare for the new year.

Our online store will remain open during this time

So, if you're local, and have a "crafting emergency" you can place an order online.  We offer FREE shipping over $20.  We will also be offering a "AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE" online.  So, watch your emails for all the details.

Thank you for your continued support!  Without it, we wouldn't be here.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Time for Doodle Bucks!

It's December, and that means it's time for Doodle Bucks!  Collect them all month long for in-store purchases and redeem them like cash in January!

You'll find all the details below:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology

We're so excited to be sharing a mixed media piece we created with some of the new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology products.  You'll find these products in our online store HERE, or stop by and take a peek in person.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Modern Wreath and Tree from Poppy Stamps

Today we're sharing a couple quick and easy cards we created during our Holiday Workshop.  Hope you enjoy them!

Modern Wreath die from Poppy Stamps
Modern Pieced Tree die from Poppy Stamps
String Ribbon Bow die from Poppy Stamps
Stick it Adhesive Paper (used on the red paper for the bow)
Gold Delicata ink
Jingle Greetings stamp set from Mama Elephant

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday

Hello everyone!  Just a quick note to update you on our upcoming events and deals!

If you shop online, we will be offering a 20% discount all weekend (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sunday, and Cyber Monday.  All orders over $20 will receive a FREE GIFT and FREE SHIPPING.  Please see below for all the details.

If you live locally, we hope you'll join us for our Small Business Saturday event.  Please see below for details regarding our in store event.

Special in-store offers, from 10AM until 1PM while supplies last.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Santa's Elves from MFT Stamps

We've been playing with the Santa's Elves stamp and die sets from MFT stamps and wanted to share this adorable card with you today.

We stamped the elf on watercolor paper and colored him with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  He sits on top of white cardstock cut with the Striped Sentiment Strip Cover-Up die from MFT Stamps.

We dressed up the elf with Stickles from Ranger.

1.  Santa's Elves stamp and die set from MFT Stamps
2.  Watercolor Paper from Strathmore
3.  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
4.  Striped Sentiment Strip Cover-Up die from MFT Stamps
5.  Stickles from Ranger 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Our Favorite Products for Holiday Card Making

We've been busy stocking the shelves at Doodlebugs with seasonal products and thought we'd share with you some of our favorite products for Holiday card making and paper crafting projects.

Embossing powders are great all year.  However, for some reason, we seem to reach for these wonderful powders more often during the Holidays. You'll find all sorts of wonderful embossing powders HERE.  If you're planning on embossing your Holiday cards, don't forget VersaMark ink!

A few of our favorites?

Glittered embossing powders from WOW! and Ranger.

White Puff embossing powder from Hero Arts is also a must for snow, Santa hats and snowmen!

My favorite metallic inks are  Delicata Golden Glitz and Delicata Silvery Shimmer from Tsukineko.  They are amazing!

What's a Holiday project without some glitter?  Love these little bottles of Stickles glitter glue for adding that little touch of glitter that every Holiday card needs.  You'll find them HERE.

Another favorite Holiday product of ours is the snow marker.  It's great for adding dimension to Santa hats, snow on rooftops, bunny tails and clouds.  We use it all year round, but reach for it most often during the holidays.  You'll find those fabulous markers HERE.

We love the sand eraser for removing small smudges of unwanted ink from your projects.  I can't tell you how many times this handy eraser has saved a project from the trash.  The adhesive eraser is another must have.  It's great for removing unwanted adhesive!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree from MFT Stamps

Today we have another card featuring Oh Christmas Tree from MFT Stamps.  If you missed the previous card using this stamp set, you'll find it on our post for Monday.

We decided to create a circle card using the Stax Double Stitched Circle die and the Stitched Circle Frames dies from MFT Stamps.  After stamping the tree with green ink and the Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink, we embellished it with some Silver Stickles.

I think this would make a great shaker card, or a Holiday tag for a package.

Supplies Used:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pix's Happy Holiday from Mama Elephant

The little Holiday bunnies from Mama Elephant's Pix's Happy Holiday set are adorable!  Today we're sharing a card and tag we created using this little angel.

After stamping the image onto watercolor paper, we colored it using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Be sure to stamp using Archival Ink or something that is waterproof.  The stitched rectangle and scalloped rectangle were cut using Blueprints #20 from MFT Stamps.

The tag was cut from the Stitched Traditional Tag Die from MFT Stamps.  We used the  Home Collection dies from Mama Elephant  to create the little village at the bottom of the tag.

For both projects, we used the Gold and  Stardust Stickles from Ranger to add some sparkle to the bunny angel.

Supplies Used:
Home Collection dies from Mama Elephant
Pix's Happy Holidays from Mama Elephant
Gold Stickles from Ranger
Stardust Stickles from Ranger
Sparkly Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
Stitched Traditional Tag Die from MFT Stamps
Blueprints #20 from MFT Stamps
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
watercolor paper from Strathmore
Archival Ink from Ranger

Monday, October 31, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree from MFT Stamps

Today we're sharing this retro style Christmas card using the Oh Christmas Tree stamp set from MFT Stamp.  Super simple!

We cut the scallop and stitched pieces using the Blueprints #20 die set from MFT Stamps.  The trees we're stamped with some fun, non traditional colors, and embellished with silver stars stamped with Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink (my favorite silver metallic ink).  We added a bit of Silver Stickles inside the centers of the stars for some added bling.

Supplies Used:

Blueprints #20 from MFT Stamps
Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink from Tsukineko
Silver Stickles from Ranger Ink
Oh Christmas Tree stamp set from MFT Stamp

Thursday, October 20, 2016

What's New Wednesday

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday.  We've had a busy's what's new around here.

Mama Elephant's new October release is in stock.  View their new stamps and dies HERE.

We just received more new Holiday dies from Memory Box.  View them HERE.

Poppy Stamps new Holiday dies can be seen HERE.

You'll find the new Classic Christmas from Simple Stories HERE.

You asked...we listened.  Just in time for Holiday gift giving.  Gift Certificates for our online store are now available for purchase online.  Here's the LINK for all the details.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

What's New Wednesday

Hello Thursday (we're late again).  We hope everyone is enjoying the week! 

Don't miss the new additions to our Bargain Bin this week (you'll find the link about midway down).

MFT Stamp's October release is now in stock.  We love it all, but you must check out the Beast Friends, the Blueprints Tag Builder 6, and the shaker pouches that work with the Tag Builder.  I think these will be sold out soon.  Head over to our MFT Stamp Pinterest Board for some inspiration.  We "pinned" some fun cards using the new stamps and dies from this release.

Here's a quick video featuring the shaker pouches and the Blueprints Tag Builder 6 dies.

Beast Friends

We just received some of the new 12"x12" coloring canvases from Johanna Basford.  They'll make great Christmas gifts and are very affordable at $11.99.  Sarah is currently coloring a sample using Copic Markers and Inktense Pencils.  Both are excellent choices for bringing these to life.  I'll be posting a picture of the finished piece once it's completed.  Here's a peek at two of the styles.  We have more styles in stock in our Sequim, WA store and loved them so much, we just placed an order for more.

We were so inspired by this video, we had to order some of these amazing stamps from Penny Black.  After watching the video, be sure to visit our online store for a look a some of the new Penny Black stamps we've added.  Here's the LINK.

If you don't have the MISTI yet, we think you're going to want one of these!!  They are only $34.99 and similar to the MISTI!  We have a very limited supply of these.  After the first shipment to retailers, the manufacturer is sold out until December.  So, if you want one, be sure to get it now! You'll find them HERE.  Don't wait!  They're going to sell out quickly!  If you'd like to give it a try, stop by the store. 

Mary will be demonstrating alcohol inks on Saturday, October 15th .  Stop in anytime between 11AM -2PM for some great tips, tricks, and techniques using the new alcohol ink kit from Ranger / Tim Holtz.

We've had some last minute cancellations for our Holiday Workshop.  If you are interested, please call the store at 360-683-3154.  We currently have 4 spots available.  One spot is for November 5th, the other three are for November 12th.

We've added some awesome products from MFT Stamps to our Bargain Bin this week.  Here's the LINK.  Head over for a look now, for the best selection.

We're sharing the links to our blog posts last week, just in case you missed them.