May 1, 2012

DZ Doodles Designs Freebies, Cookie Canister, Balloon Flower, Polymer Clay Letters, Feather Stamp, Mum/Mom Pop-Up Card, Hobo Bag Pattern & Tutorial, Felting Store Finds, Graduate Cookies, & Cutters,

Hello Doodles Followers,

It's May and I believe Mother Nature has given us adequate rainfall over the past several days in our area, and I can't wait for the sunshine.  Everything just looks so thick and green!

Did you know that May 5th is National Scrapbooking Day?!
In honor of National Scrapbooking Day, from April 30th thru May 6th, 2012, Paper Wishes offers a 15% off coupon on the highest priced item in your shopping cart! Just use the coupon code at checkout.

A CANISTER OF HOMEMADE COOKIES is the best gift to get any time and You Are My Fave has the treat tutorial to inspire you to create your own design!

FLOWER POWER "ANY TYPE" PARTY! Bouncy and bright! Balloons and flowers featured at Martha Stewart truly inspired Jillee of One Good Thing ... well she'll explain her inspirational excitement and short tutorial!

You'll find everything for your "felting needs" at the AMERICAN FELT and CRAFT Store! Wool Blend Felt - 100% Wool Felt - Bamboo Felt and for a lot of coordinating colors select a Color Collections pack for when you don't know exactly what you're looking for! There's Needle Felting and Other Fabrics such as Clear Crafting Vinyl and Muslin by-the-yard!

Have a graduation coming up? Kindergarten? Grad School? Beauty School? Trade School? Carla from the Party Planning Center made these adorable owl gift bag print ables, which you can download for FREE! And to go with those bright and fun and easy-to-assemble bags, Abbey Greenawalt made graduation cookies and is giving away the diploma and graduation cap cookie cutters to FIVE winners. Find the details for the cookies and the giveaway at The Decorated Cookie.

A kicky purse with a nautical-inspired style!  A pair of red buttons for a front closure look like sailor pants, and grommets on the straps are reminiscent of sail hardware. Kat from Just Crafty Enough shows you how to create a hobo bag using her FREE PDF Pattern, including supplies list, and photo tutorial.

Give mum/mom (any way you say it) a pop-up surprise card on Mother's Day! Dominique Norris of Crafted shows you how to make a simple pop-up card, for mum/mom, that can actually be used any time of the year by writing any text in the pop-up section. Dom's photo tutorial will guide you through each step and is something you should print out; you only need to print pages 1-3 for your files.

'Scaly' Polymer Clay Letters! Polymer clay, fish scale pattern; using lots and lots of circles. Amy of This HeArt of Mine has a photo tutorial that will take you through her creative process and inspire you too, to want to play with polymer clay! Also visit Polymer Clay Centrals April Entries Challenge for some crafty-clay inspirations!

Simple enough looking card, right?! See how this feather image was created at Lemmemakeit. AND use the Freebie DZ Doodles Designs THANK YOU image with your own feather created project! For your files, you need only print out pages 1-3 of the step-by-step photo tutorial. Now get busy looking for a feather to use!

This image is a freebie for a limited time ONLY : Thank You Bunch. DO NOT ADD THIS IMAGE to your post; making it accessible on your post and state it is a freebie from DZ Doodles; you are permitted to create a project using this image and if you'd like to, linking it to this post ONLY. Please, images are offered as freebies, do not pass images out to family, friends, acquaintances, and the likes. Instead send them to this post link on Oodles of Doodles to acquire their own image ... thank you.

Keep checking back ... more freebie images added throughout the month!

NEEDLE 'N THREAD - Reasons to do a little embroidery work on your cards, scarp pages and projects.
COUCHING Video will show you an easy embroidery stitch that's a great way to create decorative line stitches that scroll and twirl about.
Stitch Play: Couching - Beyond the Straight Stitch tutorial. Some different takes when couching one thread, multiple threads at a time, a beautiful ribbon, or even metal threads.
100 Stitches from Big B - Spanish Knotted Feather Stitch tutorial.
Chain Stitch tutorial from Little Lovelies.

If your're looking for a way to add a bit of texture and sparkle to your cardmaking, scrapbooking, and other craft projects, how about a bit of hand embroidery such as the Beaded Palestrina Stitch - there are many hand embroidery stitches that can be used in conjunction with beads, to create texture lines or fillings. One of Mary Corbet's of Needles 'n Thread favorites is the Palestrine stitch.

DOLLAR STORE CUPCAKE STAND ... Bethany of Pitter and Glink shares with you how she made some Dollar Tree Store finds; glass taper candleholder and 6-inch pillar candle plate into a cupcake-for-one stand!


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