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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Our newest ON LINE Catalog!


I know how you LOVE these!!  Here is the latest version of our on-line catalog!  Just email us your orders and we will get them out to you ASAP!! 

Have FUN...but just know, that this little guy can be DANGEROUS...in a good way!!!  (and don't say I didn't warn you!)


YUMMY Cake from Bug Club!!

We had such a blast the other night at Bug Club!  I am not sure if it was the great company, the really cool mini book by Teresa Collins that we worked on, or the wine cake; but it sure was fun!! 

I know that we all wanted that recipe from Melanie...so here you go!

For Cake:

1 18.5oz. white cake mix

1 3oz. box blackberry fusion gelatin (black cherry can also be used)

1/2 c. oil

1/2 c. Blackberry wine (Mogen David is recomended)

4 large eggs

For Glaze:

1/2 c margarine or sweet butter- melted

1/2 c blackberry wine

2 c powdered sugar- sifted

To line bottom of bundt pan:

1/2 c chopped pecans

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 c bundt pan and sprinkle bottom of pan with 1/2 c pecans. and set aside.

In a large bowl blend the cake mix, box of gelatin (dry), oil, 1/2 c wine and eggs at a low speed for 1 min. Increase speed to med/high and beat for 5 min until mixture is smooth. Pour batter into the bundt pan and bake for 45 min or until the top of the cake is brown and the sides come away from the pan.

While cake is baking, prepare glaze by combining the melted butter and the remaining 1/2 c wine. Gradually stir in the powdered sugar until the mixture is smooth.

Remove the baked cake from the oven. With a long fork cover the entire surface of the cake with deep holes. Pour the glaze over the hot cake. Let it cool in the pan for 1 hour and then invert the cake and serve.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Here are a few things SURE to inspire!

As must of you "hopefully" know....we are in the NEW STORE!  It is SO AWESOME!  (I am even typing this from my office!!  WooHoo!)  I cannot wait for you to stop in and check it out!  Please keep in mind that we are not at 100% yet...there are still lots of little things we want to do, some rearranging that needs to be done, and we are still finding boxes that need to be unpacked, BUT we are open and know that you will still see a HUGE difference from our "old" store. 
New Addy
671 3rd Ave ~ Suite C.
Jasper, IN  47546

(Same phone number 812-482-4949 and the same hours!)

Anyway, as I was going through about a weeks worth of emails...seriously... I found some REALLY cute ideas and techniques that I just had to pass on! 


Here is a like to a SUPER COOL E-Zine that Lifestyle Crafts just put out....oh and stay tuned for some REALLY BIG NEWS about them!  SO EXCITED!!!!

Next up...the NEW Lolipop Die from My Favorite Things....We CANNOT keep them in!  We keep ordering more, but they are spoken for before they even get here!  Let us know if you want us to hold one for you so you get one before they are all spoken for...AGAIN!

Introducing the Lollipop Treat Die-namics and Stamp Set

  We can get you, just the stamp set, just the die set, or the combo set shown here!

FInally- we just HAD to share this rock'in card that our girl Tammy Tutterow did using those Ranger and Tim Holtz products that we all love!  We DO have this new die coming, so if you just "have to" have it, let us know and we will hold on special for you!

Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Card by Tammy Tutterow

Be sure to go to her blog to get step by step instructions so you can be inspired and recreate your own version!  Thanks Tammy~another great project!!  (She makes it look so easy!)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Oh Sn@p!!!!

Here is a cute little video of one of the new lines that Melanie and I just fell in LOVE with while we were at CHA...and the good news is that is will be in NEXT WEEK!!!  Now I've just gotta figure out where to put it all!!


Friday, August 3, 2012

Keep'n UPS and FedEX in "Bidness!"

Well, we have been doing our part to keep UPS and FedEx financially stable!   Pretty much everyday looks like this....

As  you can see...lots of NEW and EXCITING STUFF is arriving everyday!
Here are a few things that have made thier way onto the shelf already!

More Copic How To Books...Say it with Style Books and NEW Embellishements Books!


This is a NEW line for us from Jillian Vance!  LOVE the Stamps!  Lots of Great Sentiments...and the DIES....Ohh lala!

My Favorite one has to be the ZIPPER DIE! 

This allows you to create a "zipper" effect they you pull to open!  What a FUN card this makes!!

 Next up...for our Card Makers...the is A BRICK'O CARDS!!  Over 300...yes..3-0-0...PRE-SCORED Cards for...wait for it...$$12.25.  If you do the math, that is 4 CENTS per card!!!!  You're Welcome!!  :)

Lots of colors in here! 

PUNCHES!!!  We have added about 20 new punch styles too! 
 We got in lots of layering punches, like fancy squares, and snowflakes; as well as new ones to make the Punched Flowers, and silhouetted shapes!  Melanie is using one of the new  punches in the "Bee" Cards class next week and it is BEE-utiful!  :) 


Who DOESN'T LOVE a good sale!!  WE DO!  Check out these Goodies that we just got in...and put them on sale for you!  Lots of great glitter buttons and felt accents!  We have them at Sale Price and a Special Price for VIP Members!!   These won't last long!

Be sure to stop in and check out everything else that has come in that I did not get a chance to list here!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Needing a litte Break for some CRAFTY TIME??

Are you the girl we hear saying:

"I want to scrapbook, I have all the stuff, I just need time to do it?"

If this describes you, then we have a weekend Get-A-Way for you!!!!

The Doodlebug will not be attending the French Lick Retreat in August, so we would like to bring you something comparable, (maybe even a little more FUN!) but cheaper AND with 2 meals included!

*This Get-A-Way will not take the place of our September Retreat but is just another opportunity to get together with your friends and craft the night away!

Our Get-A-Way will take place on August 24th, 25th and 26th at the Japer Inn & Convention Center and will not include:

- gambling, souvenirs, or high priced hotel food

But... will include:

- your own table from Friday night begining at 5pm until Sunday at 1:30pm (Crop room will be open each night until 3am)

- 2 meals...so you don't have to leave to get food

- 2 optional classes offered by The Doodlebug

- Weekend Crop package with or without a hotel room (so if you live close, you can go home and sleep in your own bed if you want to!)

How much will this Fabulous Weekend cost?

ONLY $95.00 plus your hotel room, if you choose to stay over night. Room rates will be $79.99 plus tax, as long as we can get 20 rooms reserved, and it includes a continental breakfast! and... unlike French Lick, you can squeeze 4 people in a room and split the cost! Besides, who sleeps at one of these things anyways????

(again, this price includes crop space and 2 meals! What a great deal!)

BUT WAIT, there's more...

If we get a least 50 people signed up, each person will recieve a $10 gift certificate to The Doodlebug, so you can get more new stuff to work with!

To Sign up...

Just give us a call at 812-482-4949 and have your credit card ready to hold your spot! We will then give you a Registration Code to book your hotel room with The Jasper Inn!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Makin' Some ROOM SALE!!

As you know...Melanie and I have headed to CHA in Chicago to fill the new store with lots of great goodies!  While we are away, we have left Amanda and Cinday with lots of GREAT SALE! 

A few of the lines and items on sale....
  • We R Memory Keepers Paper Line...ALL OF THEM!  Even the newest ones!!! (FYI, none of the tools, Albums or Page protectors are on sale...thanks we just don't want any confussion)
  • YARN---35% off
  • Page Kits (stock up to get caught up!)
  • HUGE BARGAIN TABLE in the class area
  • 65% off one item from the basket when you check out with a $14.99 or more purchase  (We have refilled this little guy at least 5 times now!)
  • BIG DISCOUNTS on ALL Christmas, Halloween and Fall lines and themes (great time to buy your paper or stamps for this years cards!)

    Here is what it looked like before we left and Amanda told me today that is was CRAZY back there on Friday and I know Cinday was busy on Saturday too, so I it won't look exactly like this when you go in...but you can be guaranteed that whatever you get...it will be at a great price and be a great deal! 

    Stay tuned for more updates from Chicago as we give you some hints about what we are seeing that we think you will L-O-V-E!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Some Great New Products!

Over the next couple of weeks, I would like to update you on a few new produts that we have that you may have missed, or just did not know how they worked!! 

First up...one of my fellow Crafters Home Friends and store owner, Sue Turchick from Scrapbooks Too, put together this great little YouTube Video on the new magnetic storage cases from Art Bin! 
Check it out and THANKS SUE! 

We have been having a hard time keeping these little guys in, so let us know if you want a few sets and we will pull them and hold them for you so they are not sold out when you get into the store!  And yes...we will ship them to you too!


Friday, June 22, 2012

LOTS of new stuff in this week!

One would think with CHA being just NEXT MONTH (that is our BIG trade show that we go to, to see the latest and greatest...and buy, buy, buy!) that there wouldn't be too much new stuff coming out now....SO not the case!  Here are just a few of the goodies that we just put out on the shelves!

We R Memory Keepers made an ENTIRE line just for us crafters! 
The newest..."Stamp It!" Magazine/Idea book just arrived yesterday!  If you want us to hold you one, let us know.  I ordered double this time, but they always seem to go so quickly!
 Another new ENTIRE line that we got in is the Bright and Colorful Summer line called "SPLASH" from Little Yellow Bicycle!  The prints are so fun, that you could use them for more than just summer and water pictures!

 AND....are there any Shop Hoppers out there!  Here is our Make-n-Take that we are doing!  We are not only making this stinking cute card...but we are showing you how to use Gamsol to blend your colored pencils!  (Yes, we do have those stamps in stock too!)

 And last but not least...here are a few more glass pendants that have been added!  (We will try to get more baseball ones done soon!)

The Doodlebug turns TEN!!!

A BIG THANK YOU to eveyone who took part in our Anniversary Sale and Celebration!  We had 95 of the TOP SECRET ENVELOPES go out and over 65 of them came back!!!  I hope that everyone loved their prize inside!  Remember...those coupons expire on 6/30, so if you have not used yours yet, be sure to get in over the weekend!
AND...without further ado....here is the LUCKY WINNER of the BIG SHOT!

We hope that you LOVE IT BRENDA! 

 Check out the YUMMY cake that my, Hannah's, Aunt Liz made for us!!  SO GOOD!
Finally, here are some of the crafty ladies who joined us for a weekend of scrapping!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Accucut Dies!

We LOVE our Accucut Machine...and now we love it even more since we got even more dies!  Remember...you can use our Accucut during crops, FREE Accucut days or any other time for $2-3 per half hour!  We have close to 100 dies ranging in size from 1" up to 12x12 decorate page dies, so you have lots of choices!

I love this new little mini book....oh the possibilities!

HOW CUTE IS THIS LITTLE GUY!  It would be great for basic cards, but also shower invites and announcements!

Pennants are so HOT right now!  You could make one for each holiday to reuse each year!

Remember...our Accucut will cut Paper, Cardstock, Fabric, Felt, Thin Acrylic and Chipboard!

Friday, May 4, 2012

National Scrapbook Day is My Fav. Day!!!

I {heart} me some NSD deals...and boy do we have some!!!  Melanie and i have spent the entire day putting out new products, building new displays, and marking down items to put them on SALE!!!  We have marked down literally HUNDREDS of items today!!  The clearance section is RESTOCKED~and there is some GREAT stuff back there~ the bargain bins are over flowing with $1 and $2 Deals and the "door buster" deals are tagged and ready to go! 

If this doesn't make you happy enough....here are a few pictures to entice you even more!  ENJOY and we will see you tomorrow at 10am!!   (OK- I am SO SORRY...I cannot figure out how to get my vertical pics to show up vertical...it automatically made them that way!!!  Just tilt your head a little- It will be worth it :))

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Check out the Layouts with Hannah class projects!

Hannah has been working her buns off for this class, and she wanted to share a peek at what she has so far... this class will be held on Monday, April 30th from 6:30-8:30pm and cost only $18

Looks like lots of fun will be had so if we can get you signed up, please give us a call ASAP!


LOOK AT WHAT JUST GOT HERE!  I am still in shock!  If you were one of the ones to pre-ordered a set right away....you will be getting a call soon!  The rest of the sets should be in soon as well!  Poor Ranger is makig them as fast as they can! 

Yep....You really are seeing Tim Holtz's Distress Makers HERE in our actual store!!  YEAH and can I get an AMEN!!!

What a AWESOME weekend we had!!

WOW!  We had so much fun around here this past weeekend!  Thank You Tammy Tutterow for refueling my creative mojo!  She had so many great techniques to share with us...that I know that we will  have to have her back again!  (you know it was good when i got to go home inky all wekend!)

This one is mine!  (Hannah's)  I LOVE that we got to pick form different colors so that we could make it our own!!)

This one is Amandas...and she is GIVING it AWAY as a gift!!!  That is one lucky friend she has!