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Friday, July 13, 2018

Customer Sample Featuring Spread Your Wings

 Spread your Wings

Mini Album

 Have you ever wondered what other crafters in the area are creating! Yeah me too!! Here is just one amazing example of what has been created.

Joyce created this album from scratch!!  As in NO Mini Book Base!!  WOW!!

We don't have a process video to show you how Joyce created this beauty, BUT one of our favorite Mini Book Friends, Ginger, just might have an example of something similar that she as made on her YouTube channel!!
My Sisters Scrapper


For the paper line that Joyce used check that out on our page. Spread your Wings











 I hope you get some great inspiration here. I know it inspires me to create my own scrapbook. That would be so awesome!

You can stop in so see this AMAZING Mini Book in person!!  
We also want to send a BIG THANK YOU out to Joyce for making this beautiful book and for letting us display it to inspire everyone!!

The Doodlebug 


 
 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Kiwi Lane Scrapbooking for Beginners and Pros the like!

Scrapbooking for
 Beginners and Pros the like!

Needing a new way to scrapbook?  Do your pages need a pick me up?  Are they all starting to look the same?  Do your pages take you what seems like hours to come together??

TWO WORDS-
KIWI LANE

I kid you not....these templates my seem like nothing much...or even a little "old school" be they are AWESOME!!!  

The next time you come in, be sure to ask to see our Kiwi Lane section, because we keep it a little hidden!


 You may have seen on Facebook I did my First official scrapbook pages. It really was so Fun. Kiwi Lane made it really so simple. I can't imagine making future pages without kiwi lane.These below are the pages I created.


  Here are couple more ideas.
 




Find other layouts to inspire you HERE on our Kiwi Lane Pinterest Board!!



What makes Kiwi Lane so different??  For me, I like that I can lay out my pages before I make any cuts to my paper.  It sounds weird, but it is almost like I was too afraid to cut the paper!!  I know...It's "just paper," but it is still intimidating!  Does anyone else feel that way or is it just me?  lol  


Below are a few step by step pictures that Hannah took as she made this next page.  I helps you to see the step by step progress to build your page...and how quick and easy (oh and FUN) it is!


Simply lay out your templates.  I love how you can SEE what your page is going to look like!!  This helps so much with spacing, how many pictures you can put on the page....and it helps you mix your prints too!


Next, trace your templates and cut along the line!!  Don't worry if your line isn't perfect...just take a little ink cube and quickly ink the edge!  This not only hides those little imperfections, but it also helps your prints stand apart from each other on the page.


Finally- glue and embellish!  We love to use the Kiwi Lane accessories, or decorative templates, AND our stickers and embellishments too!!  



You can also check out this Video from Kiwi Lane's You Tube page on page process to complete a scrapbook page.




 If this doesn't have you scrapbooking in no time, I don't know what will! Just doing 2 Pages got me hooked on on it. I have to say it once again because it is so true; Kiwi Lane will make your scrapbooking soooo Simple, Fun and Easy!! Just come see for yourself and get to scrapbooking!

Ready to give it a try, but you cannot make it into the store...you can order it online and have it shipped to your door!
create.kiwilane.com/thedoodlebug

From one scrapbooker to another this is a must have for your scrapbooks!
The Doodlebug INC.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Stamp and Die Organization

Need a Better Way to Store Your Stamps and Dies?

So, organization at times can be a struggle; especially when you have scraps of paper to save, lots of  12 x 12 paper collections...and ALL of the embellishments you bought to go with it, cardstock you need to sort by color, and we haven't even mentioned ALL THOSE STAMPS...and the dies that match them?  If you are like me, you want to be organized, but you just need a BETTER system...or may just a system because what you are doing right now- DOES. NOT. WORK!  LOL  Have no fear!!  We have some truly great ideas for you!!

But first check out the video that Hannah did showing us how to use a couple of different storage ideas that she found or great customers like you shared with her.  Then, check out the items that we carry below. I will have links to the items she is showing. Just click the tiles above the pictures...



We now have these new plastic sleeves in two different sizes. They are a heavy duty plastic and have lots of space. The larger size holds at least 15-20 sheets of 12x12 paper and the smaller sleeves are PERFECT to store metal die cuts and stamps so you can FINALLY keep the sets together.

                   Stamp/Die Sleeves 5 5/8"x7 3/8"- 10pk
Just $2.99 for a 10pk
Keep your Dies and Stamp together one on one side one on another.Add a sheet of magnet in the middle to keep your dies in place. A glue dot on the other side to keep your stamp in place really such a great way to keep these things organized and keep them from getting damaged. 
Front 
Back

Advantus Weave Design Plastic Bin Small

Advantus Weave Design Plastic Bin Small


Just $3.99 for a 10 pk
 We all like to keep projects together. Here is a solution use these sleeves to keep projects together and or sets together. Keep the same colors of paper together or patterns,choose the way you like to organize and these will definitely work for you.  





These magnetic sheets are PERFECT to keep die cut sets together. Put it in the back of the plastic sleeve to keep store it with the matching stamp.



So, maybe the plastic sleeve storage option doesn't work for you or your room set up.  Here is another variation!

Use the larger Stampendous plastic storage solutions to help you to store your wood mounted rubber stamps. 

Stuftainers Storage Solutions- Thicker


And then use the thinest Stuftainers to store your metal dies and your stamps together...in one spot!!
Then, store them in a magazine holder and you are SET!!

Stuftainers Storage Solutions- THIN




Store your projects in these zipable file bags. 

Zip-A-File Bags 14"X13"- Blue

The Clear page sleeves fit in these paper holders below!!!  BONUS!

 (Just a little inside info on the July's Sales flier...the paper holders "just might" be be on sale. 

Darice Paper Holder- White

Darice Paper Holder- White


Darice Paper Holder- Teal


 Maybe you already have some awesome ideas of what you are going to use these for. If so let us know what you came up with. We love hearing your awesome Ideas!!! This can really help you to be the organized scrapbooker, card maker, crafter...or collector you have always wanted to be!! Bahahah!!

 Keep being awesome crafters!!!

The Doodlebug



 


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Small But MIGHTY- Little tools that make your life Easier!

Tools that EVERY Crafter really Should Have!!

Have you taken a class before to find out about a simple, little, inexpensive tool, and you were SHOCKED that you didn't even KNOW about it!!

This post will cover LOTS of those hidden gems!

  

Why am I not using that?

At least that is what you will be asking yourself that after you check out how these will benefit you in your crafting endevors! 

Why do you need a metal shim to use with your big shot?



If you use intricate dies....you really need one of these.  Your dies will cut like BUTTER...and you can also cut other mateirals like FOAM too!!



How often have you made a beautiful card...to then get your finger print on it because you had ink on your hand??  I do that ALL THE TIME!!
We sell about one of these a day...that is a big deal for us!!

MONO Sand Eraser. Natural rubber latex and silica grit eraser removes colored pencil and ink marks, including ballpoint, rollerball and some marker. Environmentally friendly, produced with all natural materials, with 100% recycled pulp sleeve.




Did you stick something down, and now you have changed your mind?  DId your sticker have a mind of its own and it just jumjped on the page too soon?  Now what?  Un-Du will do just that...Un-do it!!

This is a go to for adhesive problems and it will remove almost anything adhesive without damaging what you are working on.



This works great on tape runner to get any adhesive off your page that you may have over glued or it it was too big for your smaller project.  As you use the eraser and it gets "gummed up" you just snip off that edge with your scissors!  LOVE IT!  (Now, this does not work with liquid glue)






Tape for your dies and for masking areas
Purple Tape 



 Purple Tape and Post-it Roll are both strong, but low tack enough that they hold your dies in place while you are cutting.  I hate it when my dies shift and I ruin my paper and have to re-cut!!  

 Micro Adhesive

Micro Adhesive....this has to be the most OVER LOOKED glue in the section...but it is one of the best!!  N ow, youdon't use it all the time, but when you have smaller items and embellishments- THIS IS MY GO TO RUNNER!!  It is a refill that will work in any of the Scrapbook Adhesive runners that we carry, so if you have one of those already- YOU NEED to add this to your adhesive collection!




I hope this has helped to solve some of those little crafting dilemmas you may have!!



We have many more things that will work for you and your projects. Come check them out and see what you would like to stock up on for your craft room!!


The Doodlebug