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Saturday, May 12, 2018

NEW Nuvo Shimmer Powders

Nuvo Shimmer Powders are a unique combination of shimmering mica powder and a vibrant dry pigment.  Lightly tap the powder over your desired surface, use a light mist spray bottle to add water and then watch the colour infuse!!  You can also mix the powder straight with water and brush to produce a sparkling metallic water based paint.  Create beautiful backgrounds, unique textures and marble effects with dazzling colour combinations!!


GOTTA TRY THEM....Find them HERE in our On-Line Store!!


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Welcome Catherine Pooler Inks to The Doodlebug!

I've tried MANY inks over the years and I have NEVER found a stamping ink that I LOVE this much!!!  

Catherine Pooler Inks will be a new line that we will be brining into the store and we just know that youwill love them SO MUCH, we wanted to give you an opportunity to pre-order them!!

What Makes These Inks Different?
Color Made Easy!
My Ink Collections are formulated to help crafters easily create perfectly coordinated projects with matching saturations and tones.
The Party Line of inks are vibrant, saturated colors….think lime and bright pink.  With names like Fiesta Blue and Rockin’ Red, they are bright, fun and they scream party!
The Spa Line of inks are muted colors with a low saturation
level.  With names like Mandarin Spice and Shea Butter, they are perfect for a sophisticated and polished card design.

Besides the foolproof Color Made Easy system…
  • Color coordination is a snap!  Our first collection, the Party Collection is made up of all vibrant, saturated colors that will go together perfectly.  No more guessing which color goes with which!
  • No more splotchy images!  Two or three gentle LOVE TAPS are all you need to get full coverage on your stamp which transfers beautifully to your cardstock.
  • No more muddy, dirty stamped images when residue from a dark ink gets picked up by a light color!
  • They are water reactive which makes them great for ever popular water splotching and flicking techniques.
  • Blending is easy!  These inks stay wet for a few seconds, so you have time to blend beautiful backgrounds with your colored ink pads.

CP Designs Ink Pads are made of foam and foam pads transfer ink better to stamps.  A well inked stamp produces a better quality image.
All inks are premium dye inks and they are all non-permanent except for Midnight which is archival (and will stain your stamps – be sure to view the best practices video!).  Midnight is water-proof and safe for alcohol markers when dry.

  • Ink Pad with Re-Inker $10.69
  • Ink Pad alone: $6.29
  • Re-Inker alone: $4.79

Collection Prices:

  • Foundations (Just 4 inks in this set $42.49 for the Pads AND Re-inkers OR $24.99 for just the Pads)
  • Spring Fling
  • Life of the Party
Each of the above has 8 colors.  Each collection of 8 is $84.99 for the Pads AND Re-Inkers OR $49.99 for the Pads Only.

  • Zen Garden
  • Paradise Found
Each of the above has 8 colors. Each collection of 8 is $84.99 for the Pads AND Re-Inkers OR $49.99 for the Pads Only.

Neutral Collection

This collection has just 3 colors in it.  Pads AND Re-Inkers are 31.89 OR Pads Only for $18.75

Common Questions:
Q:  Do you store them upside down or right side up?

A:  It is not necessary to store them upside down.  So right side up it is!
Q:  I have some foam ink pads that have disintegrated.  How will yours hold up?
A: The shelf life of our dye ink pads is at least 2 years, but they could last much longer with good care and storage.  We recommend storing them at close to room temperature (no extremes) and out of direct sunlight.  We also recommend that if you use stamp cleaners other than water that you also clean them with water to remove any residue that might be clinging to you stamp.
Q: I just wanted to know how the inks behave when using a brand new, not yet seasoned stamp?
A:  They will work great!  If you do get any splotchiness at all, just ink and stamp several times on scratch paper and you should be good to go!
Q: Can’t wait to try your new ink pads! They sound so versatile. But I’m curious how well the sponge base will hold up if I get over anxious and stamp down too hard.
A:  The pad itself will be fine, but you may find a bit of an inky mess!  You will also find that linen pads will get a dip in the middle after use, but foam pads do not tend to do that.  Do be gentle with your pad, though, since it’s foam if you are rough with them, they may tear.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Our new FAVORITE Stamp Set!

Gina K Stamps

  This wreath set is the most versatile stamp set out there right now!  There is SO MUCH you can do with it! 

Wreath builder

 Jennifer Mcguire uses a Misti Stamping tool, but you can also use the Tim Holtz Stamping Tool we even have the Travel size.

Tim Holtz stamping platform
Tim holtz Travel size stamping platform
Some pinspiration for you ideas for these stamps Below!!

Stippled Flower Stamp Set
Scripty Sayings

I thought what Gina K. did with this was so cute and ingenious and I think would work with almost any flower Stamp you have. 

You got me

I also want to show what a beautiful job that Melanie did making these cards for the class. We had a class last night with these Gina K. Stamps there were truly beautiful results! See for yourself!!

Maybe you think this is impossible for me to do.. or maybe another aspect of crafting that you would like to improve or you want to learn we have classes for different Crafts every month check it out!!HERE!! Sign up online to our classes, in the store or over the phone.

Hope to see you soon here at The Doodlebug 
We are here Monday -Friday 10-6:30 and Sat -Sunday 10-5:00 

The Doodlebug

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It's May...and that means GRADUATION TIME!!!

Graduation time is here!! 

Let us help to make your Party Pinterest PERFECT!!!  We have what you need to create a few cards or a party full of decorations.
 We have some great ideas for you! Check them out!

Just a few ideas from Taylored Expressions I found for you !!

Click here to see our GRADUATION themed products!

Want some really QUICK Cards?
We have Graduation cards in our Local School Colors! We have  Red, Blue, Gold, Green and Blue.

These GRADUATION CAP CARDS will be the perfect quick card for all your Grads this year!

We have embelishments and calligraphy pens to decorate your caps this year to make that cap YOURS!

For graduation Party Decorations ideas, we can help you create the perfect memory piece!!

Wood Letters and Paint and Paint Pens!

Canvas, Paint pens, Paint, Pens and Markers

Want to make an EASY Banner?  Simply use some printed paper and plain cardstock!!

Banner Idea

No time you cut your own banners?  Not a problem!!  We have lots of PRE-CUT Banners here!!  

Chalkboard painted banners

We hope this helps to spark your imagination!!!  
You can check out our Pinterest Graduation Board to see even more Party Ideas!!

Hope to see you soon here at The Doodlebug 
We are here Monday -Friday 10-6:30 and Sat -Sunday 10-5:00 

The Doodlebug

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Taylored Expressions Trunk Show

Thank you for making our FIRST Taylored Expressions trunk show a GREAT SUCCESS!!  Sadly, these great samples had to be sent back today, but I wanted to post some of them here so they can contine to inspire you!!  If you see something here you like, let us know and if we still have it we will hold it for you or add it to our next order


What's New Wednesday

Hello again it is new week we really have been so busy. But so excited to show you what is new in our store..some really cute items for your travel journals some new paper collections. We also have new paper collections in for you.. 
Love story collection 

Just in time for all of our FRANK GARCIA CLASSES this weekend!

Image result for prima love story collection


New Colors

Photo Play

Give your planner a shot of espresso with these travel journal inserts. 
Below a Lined Insert

Below a Daily Calendar

We also have these travelers journal inserts or you just use these alone the one on the left is a lined insert and the one on the right is a daily calendar.

 You could do layouts like this!

Or a card

                      We also have this collection 

So I am wishing you all a good week . Keep us in mind for your next crafting project..And we are having some awesome classes lately check out our calendar you can sign up online. You can also call in. 

The Doodlebug