Monday, February 29, 2016

What's New @ Doodlebugs

Hello!  I know it's not Wednesday, but we couldn't wait until Wednesday to share all the new stuff that has arrived


In case you're not familiar with them, we're linking up to two videos ( VIDEOVIDEO ) demonstrating these fun, new additions to the Distress product line.  Each set retails for $12.99.  Here's one last VIDEO featuring the Collage Mediums (available soon) and the Distress Crayons.

Yupo paper for alcohol inks is also in stock.

Distress Marker Tins are also in stock!


You can find all the NEW Lawn Fawn products HERE.  Here are a few of our favorites.


Take a peek at all our planner stamps and accessories HERE.


Here's a peek at a few of the new stamps and dies from Avery Elle.  You can find all the new releases HERE or in the store.




We announced our new Challenge for March on Sunday.  If you missed the post, you'll find it HERE.  You'll also find all the basics below.  We hope you'll join us!!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

March Challege and Card Drive

Wow!  We haven't tallied up all the cards or chosen our winner for February yet.  However, we are amazed and thankful to all who participated. We have collected so many cards for the elderly in our community who are confined to Nursing Homes.  I'm sure your cards will bring them joy!  We will announce the winner next week.

For March we'd like to challenge you to create uplifting, cheerful, and inspirational cards for the homeless community in Seattle.  We will collect your cards and deliver them to Facing Homelessness, an amazing organization dedicated to changing the way we see the homeless.  If you haven't heard of them, I encourage you to visit their website HERE

We'll be giving away one $30 gift certificate to our online store.  You'll receive one entry into the giveaway for each card you donate.  Please remember to include your name and email address on a slip of paper for each card you bring in.  This will be your entry into our drawing.

Again, this month's cards should be focused on cheer and thoughtfulness (ie wishing you sunshine, thinking of you, you're amazing, happy day, etc.)  If you are unsure of an appropriate sentiment, simply leave the card blank.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Chocolate Bunny from Poppy Stamps

Today we're sharing a couple Spring and Easter cards for our February Card Drive.  This month we're collecting Spring and Easter cards for the elderly people in nursing homes, here in our community.  If you'd like to participate, you can find more information HERE.

Today we decided to use the Hapstead Oval Frame die from Poppy Stamps to frame the adorable Chocolate Bunny from Poppy Stamps.  We also used it to create a beautiful Spring card last week.  If you missed it, you can find it HERE.

We used the Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the bunny and the Hampstead Oval Frame.  The butterflies were colored with Copic markers.   We stamped the background with the Myriad Dot background stamp from MFT Stamps.

It's hard to see in the image below, but the butterflies are embellished with some Stardust Stickles.

Here's another version of the same card.  Instead of using the Hampstead Oval Frame, we used the Framed Tags- Madison Avenue from Mama Elephant.  I love that die!!!  We added a bow to the bunny using the Bows Die from Paper Smooches.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

What's New Wednesday


New sequin mixes from Kennedy Grace Creations.  You'll find all the new mixes on our website HERE or in our Sequim, WA store.

New February release from MFT Stamps.  You'll find all the newest MFT Stamps and Dies HERE on our website, or in our Sequim, WA store.

We still have a few stamps in stock from Altenew.  Wow!  These beautiful, floral, layering stamps sold quickly.  You can see them all HERE.

Good news...the Seattle stamp is back in stock!

Crazy Cats are here and selling fast!!  Stamp sets are available online HERE and in the store.  The dies should arrive shortly.


Love these beautiful dies from Poppy Stamps.  You'll find them in the store and online HERE.  You can also visit our blog for more information on making these cards.  You'll find that post HERE.

We've been having fun with the Lunar Animals from Mama Elephant.  Take a peek at some of the cute cards we've made HERE and HERE.


Thank you to everyone who participated in our January Card Drive / Challenge.  We were able to collect and send over 700 hand-made Valentine's Day cards to the children at Seattle Children's Hospital.  We hope you'll participate in our February Challenge.  You'll find all the details below.

Our winner for our January Challenge was Kay Slagle.  She won our Hello Friend Paper Crafting Kit. Again, thank you to everyone for participating!!


Have you signed up for our Spring Workshop yet?  We still have space.  We'll be making cards in the morning and this beautiful keepsake box in the afternoon.  You'll find all the details below.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Mama Elephant - Lunar Animals

Today we have a few more Easter Cards for our February Card Drive Challenge.  We're making Spring and Easter cards for the elderly people in our local nursing homes.  If you'd like to participate, you'll find the details HERE.  We're giving away head over and take a look.

We used the Lunar Animals stamp set from Mama Elephant to create these cards.  The square frame was cut from the Stitched Square Frame from MFT Stamps and the cute little animals were colored using the Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Zig.  We used the Myraid Dot Background stamp from MFT Stamps to create the cute dotted background.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hampstead Oval Frame - Poppy Stamps

We have more cards to share for our Spring Card Drive.  Our challenge this month is creating Spring / Easter cards for the elderly people in nursing homes here in our community.  If you'd like to join us, you'll find all the details HERE.

We used the Emelia Butterfly Trio, Devyn Butterfly Trio, and the Hampstead Oval Frame to create a few Easter cards.  We used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the images we cut from watercolor paper.  The edges of the background paper were colored using Tim Holtz Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool.  We used some of the same ink mixed with a little water to splatter some additional color on the background and added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Here's a close-up of the butterflies.  The back of the butterflies were cut from vellum.  We added some shimmer to the colored portion with a Clear Wink of Stella pen.

Here's a look at two variations of this card.

The Happy Easter stamp is from the Crazy Talk stamp set from Tim Holtz.  Love this set for basic sentiments.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lunar Animals - Mama Elephant

We're loving the cute little Lunar Animals from Mama Elephant.  I think you'll be seeing quite a few cards and projects this month using these cuties.

Today, we created a super simple, three window card using Blueprints #23 and the Dotted Background stamp from MFT Stamps.  Aren't those little critters adorable?  We stamped and cut them from watercolor paper and colored them with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (my new favorite coloring technique).

Here's a close up look at the critters peeking out from the windows.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lunar Animals- Mama Elephant

We used the Lunar Animals stamp set from Mama Elephant and some Mini Cards and Envelopes from American Crafts to create these cute little Easter / Spring cards.  We'll be giving them to the elderly in our community for our Nursing Home Card Drive this month.  If you'd like to participate, you'll find more information HERE.

We stamped and cut the Lunar Animals from watercolor paper.  Then, colored them with the Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush.  The frame was cut using the Stitched Square Frames from MFT Stamps.  They fit perfectly on these cards!  The "Happy Easter" and "hippity hoppity" are from the Crazy Talk stamp set from Tim Holtz.

Here's the three different animals we used from the Lunar Animals set.  They all seemed appropriate for Spring and Easter.

Here's a closer look at the little chick card.

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Challenge

Hello February!  I'd like to thank everyone who participated in our Seattle Children's Hospital Card Drive for our January Challenge.  We'll be sending the kiddos a big box of Valentine cards that I'm sure will bring smiles to their faces!  Thank you!

Here's our challenge for February...Easter or Spring cards for the elderly in our community.  We hope you'll play along.  Join us over in our Facebook Group- Doodlebugs Creative Community and share your projects.  We're giving away goodies there too!

We'll randomly select a winner from the cards received this month, to receive one of our Happy Hello kits!

We'll contact our January winner this week and announce it in our Facebook Group