Jul 31, 2012

Oodles of Doodles News: Gelatos, Freebie Dogs 'n Cats, Picturesque Journal Cover, Menacing Shark Card, Plastic Canvas, Your Own Pop Dots, Xyron Sticker Machines, Flowery Lamp Shade, Craft Party 2012, Digi Haven Challenge!

Hello Fellow Doodlers!

It's 'road trip' time for me! Taking a few days to attend hubby's family reunion in Illinois this weekend, and spending time there to just relax for a few extra days! Then, I'll be back and ready to get some projects off the drawing board and finished! Enjoy the weekend and have some last minute fun too! August always seems to be the month, at least the first few weeks of it, when we hurry-up and get all we can out of summer before school starts and Fall begins!

** Paper Wishes **

GELATOS COLORS -Little chapstick like things!

Faber-Castell Mix & Match Color Gelatos are luscious acid-free pigment sticks that glide on creamy vibrant color and blend beautifully with or without water. They will work well on light or dark papers, smooth or textured surfaces, even flocked papers and canvas, and with a variety of stamping techniques from traditional direct to stamp to reverse stamping. You'll find more uses as you experiment with them. Pigments come in a twist up tube. Gift Set- 22 vibrant colors and 6 metallic Gelatos sticks, a water brush, 4 blending tools and an illustrated technique booklet. Techniques found in booklet include stamping, misting, blending, layering, mixed media and painting.

Make a picturesque journal cover using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Products! For materials List and Instructions click HERE ... and oh, so much more!

Bird's site shares a card with a comical scene of a menacing shark who's about to get hooked, and of course she shares the individual elements as freebies; relevant cut files are for the Silhouette machine, and digi versions, if you'd like to color and cut out by hand, are also included.



Magic Sticker Maker
How To Make Your Own Pop Dots! Homemade pop dots from Creative Fun Foam Adhesive back sheets (12" x 18") and Xyron 5-inch sticker machine. Or, DIY's Xyron Creatopia sticker machine for adhesive fabric's for die cut or fabric flower embellishments! View Channel X: Inspiration Station to find out more about this creative adhesive concept - click on each image to discover their function and purchase the one that best suits your sticker needs!
w/Permanent Adhesive Cartridge
2-1/2 inches wide.
Xyron Creative Station
Multi Function Crafting System
9-inches wide.
Xyron Create-A-Sticker Machine
5-inches wide.

DIY Anthropologie Style Lamp - Felted Flowers Goodness!

To get Megan's flowery lamp shade look, you'll need a lamp shade of some sort (burlap was used), felt leaves, and an assortment of flower template shapes (or freehand flowers) - Magnolias, easy-to-create roses, plus an assortment of little flowers and accents of embellishments were used in this project.

Etsy CRAFT PARTY 2012 is a few short weeks away. To help you plan your special celebration, we have created an extensive Craft Party Kit, brimming with craft tutorials, print ables, photo props, checklists, invitations, name tags, signage, and coupons. This resource is all yours, so download it, print it out, photocopy your favorite parts, and glean as much inspiration as you can! Download the Etsy PDF Craft Party Kit!

Digi Haven is a Challenge Blog for those who love Free Digital Images (also known as "freebies") and is dedicated to thanking all the Wonderful Artists out there who Generously Share their Talents with you! And to help you compete, I'll be listing "freebies" that you'll enjoy using to acquire your "Winners Button" to proudly display on your site! Credit me, please, if you post online - and drop me a link ... thanks!

July 27, 2012 - It's a Dog's World Digi Challenge - Use any FREE Dog or Cat digital Image. The image can be a forever freebie, limited time freebie or freebie of the month as long as it’s free for the duration of this challenge. So here's a few that I found in my digital library that I acquired a long while ago (probably years ago) that were offered and 'are free images' that you can use for this challenge! Aren't they adorable?! Just click on each image to enlarge and right click on enlarged image; in drop down menu "Save As..." to your digi folder! :0)


Stay IN TOUCH ... I'll be back ASAP with lots more goodies to share!

Jul 27, 2012

Oodles of Doodles News! Witch Heel Candy Favors, Safmat, Wobbly Eyes, Felt Kits, Sandals UpCycled, Birdcages, Ocean Album, Hot Air Balloons, Fran-tage, Cardinal, Background Header, DZ Doodles Freebies!

Hello Fellow Doodlers!


Television ads are bombarding  the U.S. airwaves of "back-to-school" supply specials and savings, and it's got me thinking about Fall projects. I love the decor of not only Autumn colors but Halloween's silly designs and every one's excitement for that one night of candy goblins going door-to-door! In need of some Halloween decorating ideas or Fall themed decor? Here's some great projects to get a jump on!

Make some of these Witch Heel Candy Favors, from I Love to Create, for your Halloween party! They are sure to be a hit for children and adults alike. Use card stock to craft a witches high heel shoe. Pattern, Materials List and Instructions included. Spooky Glow in the Dark Sign too!

Are you in the mood to do some fall sewing? Clubs and Co. has some awesome patterns to get you started -- from witch shoes to vulture ornies!

Stampendous Trick or Treat Fragments! Fragments of color in Halloween hues to help you create all sorts of new projects. Adhere to your surface with any adhesive, or sprinkle them over embossing enamels and melt together to create dynamic effects.

Using the shoe pattern PDF download (available below), these are an assortment of designs that I found that will give you a variety of creative ideas!

Cindy at Skip To My Lou, Paper Witch Shoes, is from a pattern design by Ellen Hutson. To make your own paper shoes get the downloadable PDF Templates for the shoe and lining click on Paper Witches Shoes (above), included are some basic construction!

WORKING WITH SAFMAT MAKING WALL DECALS -Have you seen all of the fancy wall decals that you can buy? Well there is a fun way to make your own. So firstly, what is this stuff SAFMAT? Well it just happens to be one of the most clever inventions Jak Heath has come across. It is a transparent film that you can print on from your home printer, not like an acetate it’s more like a transfer that you can get crafty with and add your own design to. You can even print photographs on to it.

NIGHTIME EYES - Bird's site shares a card using different sized wobbly eyes against a dark background and midnight blue sky. Hers is created for a brother who walks his dog in the evening, but for some of us, it may remind us of evening camping trips by the fireside. Your imagination runs riot thinking of what creatures could be hiding behind those eyes! What a Halloween suggestion!

But this shoe is my all time fave Witch Shoe design
that I hope to get made before Halloween this year!
I wasn't able to find the original designer of them and the pattern,
so please if you know who it is, notify me so that I can give them the acknowledgement!
Click on shoe outline pattern and save to your digi folder!


All Things Crafty is really ambitious when it comes to creating her wtches shoes -- using recycled materials and some paper mache!

"OMG!" I just received my Bucilla Seasonal Felt Home Decor Kits and I'm excited about getting started with putting them together to add to my Christmas decor! There's a lot of bits and pieces to work with so I'm glad I have the 'time' to concentrate on it without worrying about the holiday rush! There's more to select from, but these were my fave's for this year's decor addition!

One pair of chunky strappy sandals, an assortment of Tulip Soft Fabric Paints and some extreme embellishment glue to attach your this 'n that's creates an outstanding refashioned (or upcycled) pair of sandal footwear! Too cute for those sandals you can't bear-to-let-go-of!


Here's another bird cage idea that I just had to share with you - what is it with me and bird cages lately? Kianel, at Creative Inspirations (from France), made this lovely CI Painted shimmery mini bird cage; made out of a Cheery Lynn Designs die cut.
And as I was researching other birdcage projects, I came across this free download by Clip Art Etc. a Vintage Girl with Birdcage that might interest you as well. Of course, once you click on Clip Art Etc. (above) you'll enjoy a plethora of other free vintage images to download. I went nuts!

OCEAN ALBUM by Joe Rotella at Want 2 Scrap is a creative mix of undersea life. This 5 page album also includes binder rings.

"Oh how darling!" Joy Chilean of, How Joyful, shares her PDF Pattern File Template with 3 hot air balloon sizes (for the nursery) and basic assembly directions so that everyone that loves hot air balloons can create their own designs ... babies crib or not, these would be darling hanging anywhere!

Week of Webisodes, by Paper Wishes, introduces FRAN-TAGE! With Fran-tage Money Saver special, and Fran-tage Super Saver Charming Collage cling-mount rubber stamps!


Dove Art Studios, Stampendous Sneak Peek - Day 5 Cling Jumbo Cardinal will have you creating gorgeous holiday cards too, like this one! Sneak Peek-Day 4 - Sneak Peek-Day 3 - Sneak Peek-Day 2 - Sneak Peek-Day 1.

... has a daily plethora of full size image downloads that you'll hope to someday incorporate into some of your projects! There's so much 'variety' that there's a little something for everyone!

Simple Custom Background Header

Digi Haven is a Challenge Blog for those who love Free Digital Images (also known as "freebies") and is dedicated to thanking all the Wonderful Artists out there who Generously Share their Talents with you! And to help you compete, I'll be listing "freebies" that you'll enjoy using to acquire your "Winners Button" to proudly display on your site! Credit me, please, if you post online - and drop me a link ... thanks!

Stay IN TOUCH ... and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!


Be nice! Want to copy? Sure, go ahead! My artwork is for sharing, and you may copy for personal use, as well as posting on your blog. If you post it somewhere, let me know, I love to see what happening. All that I ask is that you add a link back to my blog - I'd appreciate it. If you would use one of my freebie digis on your blog, please do so as a project that links back to the free digi image on Oodles of Doodles News blog (do not include the digi image on your blog to acquire). Any questions please kindly contact me first for permission. Don't worry, I'm really nice about things and usually say yes! What's NOT OKAY. Don't copy my artwork, designs, projects or tutorials for publication submissions, contests or to sell. Let's all play nice, okay?

You may also like these projects ...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...