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Saturday, November 18, 2017

December 1-2 Classes Guest Designer Nancy Wethington! And A Truck Show!

EXCITED!!! YOU WILL BE WHEN YOU READ THIS!!

We are happy to welcome the return of Guest Designer Nancy Wethington. 
I know this is for sure a class you want to be a part of. Call us, E-mail, Message us or the next time you stop by just let us know that you want to sign up!!!   
(we do require a credit card to hold your spot and guest designers require a 72 hour notice for cancellation for kitting purposes)

 The Portfolio Album is from 6:00PM- 9:00PM on Friday, Dec. 1st.


Portfolio Book
                                         
Portfolio Book




 Then, on Saturday Dec.02. we have the Mini Book Class from
10:30AM-4:00PM 



Mini Album
Mini Album






 
Mini Book
Mini Album
Mini Album
  





 We are also having Trunk Show with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts!!  
We are so excited that Gina is coming back with all her goodies!!  We have had so many requests for her to return or to get in certain items, so you will not want to miss this!!  Please plan to attend, and  let us know if you have any special requests. We will be sure to pass that along to Gina so she has them here for you when you come!  
(Please let us know those things as soon as possible though, so she has time to get them added to her trunk show packing list!)

Here are just a few things that we found on her blog or site!

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What you will get

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What you get

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http://www.gslcuts.com/Store/

 

We hope to see your there!!!  

Come Craft with us The Doodlebug Gals..and Nancy! 



Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Taylored Expressions...Even your Envelopes Should Look Pretty!





When I first saw these NEW Taylored Expressions Stamps...I just KNEW I had to get them in for you!!  I always get excited when I get "real mail;"  You know a card or "gasp" letter from a friend- NOT junk mail or bills!  Now, imagine that same card or letter in an envelope like the ones  shown below!!  HAPPY MAIL FOR SURE!!!  





There are currently 3 new "Mail" Sets

Check out this quick little video what shows a super cute sample using the Snail Mail Set!


Items used
   

I hope this inspires you to jazz up your envelopes an little bit too!!  Plus when the envelope is cute and the card is amazing...people forget that there isn't any money in the card!  lol

Thanks! 
Hannah

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Holiday Inspiration...We've got you covered!

Have we got some Ideas for this chilly season! 

For a LIMITED TIME, we have TWO great Crafting Options for you!

Stay and Create OR Grab and Go Inspiration!

For the STAY AND CREATE...
Use our Class area and craft at your own pace!  The class area is set up and we have everything you need right at your finger tips.   


Stop in at when YOUR schedule allows, have a seat and start these wonderful crafts below at your pace.



Picture Clip Board, Embellishments, Twine and clip

 We have these boards in many colors OR if you want, we can paint one the color of your choice!

These will make GREAT TEACHER GIFTS!!!  


              Come make this card that we have set out everything you need to make it.  Talk about Christmas cards made easy. Want to make more on your own?  Check out the link under the picture to see what it takes to make this card! 


Snowman card 


NOW...for the Grab and GO  Part!!

In need of some holiday inspiration?  We've got that covered...and we have idea for all sill levels!  These are a take home option.  We have our display table by the classroom area all set up with ideas to inspire you and make you look like the Crafty Queen you are!!  

 To cold to come in? That is alright I have provided links to our website through out this page that will make your crafting come off seamlessly...without leaving the house!!  We will send it all to your door!


Want to Rock two Seasons with one Decoration?  This a plain wooden Box Decorated on both sides, one for Fall and one for Winter . We have ever thing you need to do this FUN  and VERY EASY project, but we are quickly running out. 

This little decor piece is sure to really stand out this season!

Hello Autumn
and
No Winter is too Cold

Next up....Sequin filled ornaments!!  So cute and easy!  This is a PERFECT kids craft.  (just make sure you have a funnel! -lol)
Sequins filled Ornament
                                              
Wine bottle Santa Tag 
This is a kit that needs assembly only!

What!?! A Clothes pin Snowman!   So cute! Why didn't I think of that. That is why the Doodlebug Gals are so awesome!    We love giving you so many cute ideas! We've made "snowman kits" that have the buttons, scarf, heart and carrot nose all together for you!  See, another wonderful grab and go craft.  Add your own touch. We used  Nuvo Paint for the white.

Snowman
Wood Clothespin
                                               



O Holy Night Canvas
 Okay, maybe your not a painter, but if you have a canvas and some paper I have some Great ideas for you!  No your favorite picture can be framed!  You can even add a clip or magnet, so you can change out the picture....how neat is that!
Winter Wonderland
                                                 
Winter Wonderland


This Grab and Go is as easy as 1) Paint and 2) assemble!
Wooden Painted Nativity Scene



Got a few old mason Jars??  Give them new life!
Jars of Joy
 I know we posted this one awhile ago...but is was worth repeating!!    Another idea for those cones is to cover them in liquid glue and cover them with glitter!!  I've seen those for sale in many store and the price tag was not a little one!!  Make yours for just a few bucks!!   Crafty and $$ Savy!

Jute Ribbon Trees


Well- We hope to see you in soon, but if not, we at least hope this helps to get your Holiday Crafty Mojo Going!!



                                        Come in and Craft with us Doodlebug Girls!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Decoupage up your Paper Craft World!!



A BIG Doodlebug welcome to these great Decoupage pages that can and will be your secret to making beautiful layered cards so much more. These card kits are a great way to make it look like you worked a long time cutting without doing all that work. They are so cute and can be used in so many ways. We show you in the video below,  how great they stand out and the cuteness they will add to your next projects. NO WORRIES...Even if you are not Crafty- that's OK!!  These will be perfect for you as well!

Check this out on our You tube page  Hannah will show you how wonderfully easy this is to do!!







Here is the CUTE little Cat/Dog one that we used in the video...
Cat and Dog love - Decoupage

  Look! We Love these adorable doll decoupage for almost any occasion. Add to your collection of Santoro Stamps. What!?!? I know right!!  If you are a Santoro fan....we knew you'd be EXCITED!!  You say what is Santoro?  Check out our stamps HERE! stamps click the link and check it out.



                   The  Decoupage Floral Retreat another beautiful addition to your collection. The                               Decoupage that will motivate you to get back into scrapbooking.
Floral Retreat- Decoupage
And finally...Here are a few Christmas ones to make your cards a little easier this year!  These are great for those that don't make the handmade card "cut list."
Wink-Wink...because we all have one of those!

Christmas Village Set

Christmas with Wellington




Christmas Foiled Decoupage

Christmas Foiled Decoupage
Pocket full of Poises



Alrighty!!  Thanks so much for stopping buy!!  


Monday, October 30, 2017

Mojo Monday! Great new Samples to INSPIRE you!!!


During the past couple of weeks, we have been blessed with so many new samples!!  
So, if you need some ideas on what you can do to be creative as it gets colder outside...well, we now  have a store full of GREAT NEW samples to get ideas from. 

And of course....you can create all of these with supplies we just happen to sell here at The Doodlebug.
Insert Smiley Face Here!  :)

First up...Paper Dolls are C-R-A-Z-Y hot right now!!  Now, these are not the same paper dolls we played with as kids....these are paper dolls for big girls!!  These ladies are fun, fashionable, and sassy!!

I was so excited when I saw what our "Crafty Sisters" Tiffany and Amberly had made using one of the  Stamps and then the new Zella Teal line!!  Love the look?  Check out the entire Prima Zella Teal scrapbook paper collection!  Combined that with our Julie Nutting Doll stamps for such a cute idea!!  These are fun to customize and give as gift tags or cards.


Zella Teal

Julie Nutting Doll Stamp

NEXT UP...a NEW Get It Scrapped KIT!!!
If you don't have the time but want some cool Scrapbook pages that are easy to put together we have these Emoj pages. We already cut them you just have to glue them together and add your picture, Easy Peasy.
                          
                                                                 Emoji Scrapbook packs


Don't just think mini books and canvas when it comes to our line of Art Alchemy that we carry from Prima.  These waxes and paints can turn a plain little paper mache pumpkin into a ROCK STAR pumpkin!!  Start looking around your house now....what can you paint and alter??  Oh the possibilities!! 

Here is the link you need to check out these paints and waxes!!

Art Alchemy Metalique wax Cire Cera 
and Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint

But wait...we are not done with how you can transform Paper Mache.....Check this out too!
What a Cute Snowman you can make your own way. So many things you can do with this guy to be                          decoration for this winter in your home or winter party, what have you.
                                       
Snowman
With a little paint and some chunky glitter...this Snowman is SNOW AWESOME!   Get it...So/SNOW!!!  Bahahahah

Here is what was used to give him his frosty snow coating!!




Believe it our not...we have even MORE inspiration for you!!  We love these rustic open star wood stars.  There are SO MANY thing you can do with them.  

Our "Crafty Sisters" chose to keep it simple...but the results are Simply STUNNING!!



Kaiser Mint Wishes
Star
Reath
                                         

Kaiser Craft Mint Wishes and Wooded Star 
You can add those final touches with a little greenery and some mini Pinecones and Pine Twine Greenery!

                                               
You know those great Magnetic Shadow Boxes we have....look what else you can do with them!!  You are not limited to just the wooden seasonal inserts!  Great creative!  Do your own thing with them....I'm thinking a Birthday one we be AMAZING too!!!
Kaiser Mint Wishes and Shadow Box
Mint wishes and Shadow Box

                  

And then we have this show stopper....brought to you by our mini book Guru...Joyce!  When I saw this line, I knew that I HAD to get some to her because I KNEW she would come up with something beautiful...and of course she didn't disappoint!  Stop by the store to see it in person.
Kaiser Letters to Santa

Kaiser Letters to Santa
                                 

I LOVE the look of Vintage Ornaments...but they are getting really hard to find!  SOLUTION: Create your own!!  Our "Crafty Sisters" used....yep you guessed it....PRIMA!!!  They started out with a plain glass ornament and then with a little paint, wax, and a few vintage looking embellishments made with, believe it or not, HOT GLUE and the Prima Moulds.  RESULTS: An AMAZING Vintage ornament that looks like it cost you $15-20! -Heck maybe more!!!  LOVE IT!

 Mouldes and 
Prima Iod Vintage Moulds-Escutcheon 2

Glass Ornaments
The fun with glass ornaments continues!  Add a little glitter, a stamped image, and yes those are bottle brush trees, and VIOLA!!  INSTANT AMAZING!!  How Stink'in Cute are these!!!  This would be a fun family project for sure!!  



Jillibean Jewels & Sequins
Premium Sequins

Jillibean Jewels & Sequins
Premium Sequins
Darice Home for the Hoildays Ornaments


So, in closing, let me just express my sincere gratitude to Joyce, Amberly and Tiffany.  You ladies ROCK and so do your samples!!!  THANKS SO MUCH for helping our store to be the best it can be!!  I am AMAZED by your talents and so thankful that you are willing to share your work!