Jul 20, 2012

Oodles of Doodles News: Crochet Barefoot Sandal Designs, MS Word Digi Coloring Video's, Most Gifted Wrapper Contest, Sew Embellished, Polymer Clay, Felting, Ranger's Ink Palette!

Hello Fellow Doodlers!

Knowing that I love to crochet, my daughter's sister-in-law emailed me asking if I could make her some "barefoot sandals," and these past two weeks, that's just what I've been doing, which is a nice break from papercrafting for the moment. Besides it's an excuse to not only take a break from paper, but to crochet, and reason to off-load my abundance of mis-matched threads and yarn left overs just being stored in my closet. So I figured I'd show-off some of my creations that I doodled while watching some television. Such pretty feet!


Here I go again, duct tape! I stumbled across this awesome find and just had to share it with you too! However, these are styrofoam ring wreath's wrapped up with TIE-DYE Duct Tape and that's where you'll find the how-to scoop too!

Birds Cards (Free Digital Stamps, Digital Cutting Files and More) gets so many questions regarding how to change the color of her digi's, which she use to do in Photoshop (and knows not many of people have it) that she went out of her way to video show how-to do it in Microcsoft Word - and now, likes using this program all of the time!

SCOTCH is back with their Most Gifted Wrapper Contest and to celebrate, they are giving away a whole prize pack of Scotch goodies! To see information about the contest and how to enter click HERE.

This book is full of great mixed media techniques, and projects to try out. If you like eye candy little quilts, the back of the book has lots of samples to drool over. Be sure to check out Cheryl Lynch's blog for some really cool stuff. If you like making small artistic quilts to cherish (or thinking about making one), this is definitely the book for you to try the projects out and get your feet wet!

Mosaic Clay: Congo Dancer (awesome polymer clay decor that can easily be re-created). Polymer Clay; La Vida Loca Statement Necklace. Sneak-peeks-coming soon; Xtra-large Lemonade and Gummy Bears and Collier Hoppel-Poppel RisateFatate (beads that are absolute "clay" works-of-art!).
Another crazy new crafting tool is out! Simplicity Electric Hand Held Felting Machine This is the one to have if you are someone who doesn't have a big crafting area or the storage space for more machines. It's just small enough but still comfortable to hold and has 6 barbed needles-- as much as some of the bigger felting machines on the market today. Watch the video review, by Crafty Gemini, to see what is liked and not so favorable about this little machine, and for all the details on how you can enter for your chance to win one of your own. Simplicity.com has also created a discount code just for Crafty Gemini followers!  Get 15% off your entire order subtotal when shopping at Simplicity.com. At checkout enter discount code: CRAFTY15. Discount expires July 31, 2012 and is only valid on orders shipped in the U.S. This is the time to get some goodies!

LA-DE-DAH, the Home of Mojo Monthly is filled with projects from a simple gal with a passion for imagery, composition and detail. Enjoying the freedom, adventure and sanctuary of dabbling, stamping, paper art and ... just being. You'll truly enjoy your visit and will linger a while on this site of inspirations!
Learn some great ideas and uses for Ranger's Ink Palette and Water Brushes from Creative Director Tim Holtz. Get the video's material list HERE!

There are only so many days left until Christmas, and many of us are thinking of starting holiday projects in July. Well, Autumn is coming just as quickly, if not sooner, and Digi Scrap Kits (artwork by Trina Clark) has some Autumn clip art offers at great prices, instant downloads, with easy term of use!

Stay In Touch ... and I hope you've found some inspiration to get you started on a project, or two, and reason enough to stay out of the heat!


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