Aug 18, 2012

Oodles of Doodles News! August Graphic 45 Staples, Equinx 35, Halloween Stamps, PCC Crafting Challenges, Stamp It Straight, Alcohol Ink Techniques Video, My Memories Suite Free Trial Version, Mod Podge!

Hi Fellow Doodlers!

I went Ka-razy viewing all the August New Graphic 45 Staples that Butterfly Kisses' With Love video had to show, as well as the Memory Box Dies! You will too! Ornate Metal Keys-Keyholes-Label Holders-Door Pulls, Easel Albums, Matchbook Boxes in 3-sizes, and get a pen and paper ready to write down the list of Memory Box Dies that you'll want to get too! (Graphic 45) and (Graphic 45 Staples), and (Graphic 45 Blog)

Jason Babler invites you to learn everything you've wanted to know about sculpting with casts, molds, and resin. In this video you'll learn how to make molds out of silicone; Smooth-On Equinx 38 silicone putty, a skill that can be handy for all kinds of maker projects! (Equinox 35 Fast Data Sheet)

Halloween is an all time favorite holiday for so many of us! So I'm beyond excited to show you the brand new Halloween stamps just released from Inkadinkado! This release has some fantastic cool, creepy and retro images perfect for Halloween cards, invites, party decor and more!

13 Reasons to Participate in Paper Crafting Challenges

If you spend any time on paper crafting blogs or online forums, then you’re hearing about challenges. Have you decided to join-in the fun yet? The PCC Creative Squad loves challenges …. so much so that they shared their favorite reasons to do challenges!

Laura Fulcher show's you a step-by-step tutorial with a few hints, on the background she used on her card and how she stamped it straight. Of course, if you really want things to be straight, a stamp positioner is a great tool. However, she's a bit more of a "just wing it" kind of person.

Alcohol Ink Techniques Video by Barbara at Joggles gives you some wonderful color blends and techniques such as, Agate Technique, MonoPrint Technique, Alcohol Ink Floating on Water Technique!


My daughter finally emailed me some photo's, and in one hour, using My Memories Suite v3 I was able to create these beginning pages for my grandson, Dylan's high school football memories album. I plan to have the album printed up and give it as a Christmas gift - he's already graduated, but, it's never too late!

Could you use some help with those back-to-school and holiday projects? Don't forget that Mod Podge products really are time-saving and handy helpers that get you through even the toughest creations! I've listed a few of my fave's that I keep on hand, and this link will take you to a large variety of inspirational video's of How-To Mod Podge!

Mod Podge ® Finishes and Formulas

Mod Podge ® is an all-in-one glue, sealer and finish, trusted by crafters for their most treasured creations. Available in a variety of formulas, the Mod Podge family of decoupage mediums provide endless possibilities. For everyday needs, reach for Mod Podge Craft Glue, great for basic bonding needs using paper, wood, fabric and other porous surfaces. Add dimension to your next project with Dimensional Magic. Finish and protect decoupage and craft projects with new acrylic sealers.

Mod Podge ® Tools and Accessories

Mod Podge tools and accessories are all you need for project perfection. Using the right tools makes Mod Podge projects easier, more professional and fun to create. You can also show your love of Mod Podge with trendy Mod Podge t-shirts.

Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat Item # 16289 $9.99 

Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set Item #2295 $7.99

Mod Podge ® Brush Applicator, 4" Item # 12917 $12.99

Plaid ® TV Kit - Mod Podge and Tools

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Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.

Item # CS11215 $5.99
Create faux mosaic, quilt and other textures with added dimension. Dries clear and allows the full color of the surface below to show through. Works with Mod Podge, acrylic paint, dyes, pigments and more. Stay put formula won’t sag or run. Perfect for jewelry, paper crafting and accenting home d├ęcor items.

How To Photo Transfer With Mod Podge! Mod Podge is an ideal material for getting images to stick to the surface of a craft project. It's a substance that's similar to glue, yet it dries clear and hard. Many kinds of items work well with Mod Podge, including your beloved photos, which you can secure to a craft project using a simple technique and the Paper Mod Podge formula. Mod Podge is inexpensive and you can find it at most craft stores.

Paper Crafts is offering a free digital download of their Holiday Cards and More Vol 6 magazine! It’s full of wonderful paper craft holiday cards, gift tags, packaging, decorating ideas and more. Click here to download.

Adding Glitter With An Embossing Folder video that will add some pizazz to those holiday projects and cards ... easy-peasy how-to-do!

Stay IN TOUCH ... and have a fun week of projects and paper crafting!

Aug 9, 2012

Oodles of Doodles News: Felt Sunflower, Fun Flip Card, Make a Chick, Moldable Foam Stamps, Masking Digital Images, Sizzix Suitcase, Clay Charms, Felt Elfin Clogs, Wedding Ceremony Backdrop Designs, C-P-S Signature Rubber Stamp!

Hello Fellow Doodlers!

Felt Sunflower: The Sunflowers are coming out in many yards in the USA and we would surely love to keep these amazing flowers around all year buy they do not dry into a pristine usable bloom; so the next best thing is to make some for decorations. So, for us felt-fanatics, Emily and Jaime are the hosts of “Everyday Art” and have a lovely Sunflower tutorial for us to follow. Their art may be fun DIY house projects, handmade items, delicious meals or great memories with their kids. Their blog is filled with amazing tutorials and you can follow them on Facebook and Pinterest to keep up with this team. Thanks ladies for sharing your talents.

Kwerner Designs blog has a great video tutorial for making this fun flip card. I love the punched out center with embossed vellum using Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card Die #657586 - $29.99! Click to watch. 

Tania of “Myrtle and Eunice” lives in Melbourne, Australia and she is the mother of three, wife to one. Tania is a slightly obsessive designer and craftier. This is fine with us because she has some darling tutorials to share. Her “How to Make a Chick” is beyond adorable with its little wire legs. Tania shows you the easy-peasy 'how-to' create a Steiner-inspired Easter chick of felt, poseable wire legs, using a simple blanket stitch! Get the 2-page pattern and 'how-to' download HERE.


Heat the mold able side of the Magic Stamps material (Item #: QM1027) with your heat gun tool; press to any cool textured surface for 15-20 seconds which will produce a reverse image and add one-of-a-kind character and textures to your project! Three sheets, each with a one mold able side and one smooth side (thickness varies), with instructions and project ideas. Sheets are 8" x 10" with thicknesses of 1/2", 1/4", and 1/8." Click on the Take a look 'preview tab' below description on the page to view the how-to video! 

In this step-by-step tutorial, Mtivet Rubber Stamps, shows you how-to layer and mask digital images using Photoshop. Also, if you go through your favourite stamping blogs, you will probably find that they all have something in common; they all have nice pictures of their cards. It does not matter how talented you are, or how nice your cards look in real life, if you cannot portray this on your blog. You'll be shown that you do not need a fancy camera or photography skills to do this.

Summertime is a time when most of us schedule trips and vacations. This little suitcase by Anna-Karin will keep all your memories of your travels in one amazing place!! She used a die from Sizzix for the base (Suitcase Scoreboards by Eileen Hull), stamping and distressing it and adding metal embellishments. She even stamped the inside of the case and made a wonderful tag book to put inside. For more info and pictures visit her blog, Layers of Ink.
Alisa Burke of Redefined Creativity, was inspired to create some simple but fun clay charms for her Fashion Friday project, and decided to take a short cut using oven-bake clay with the goal to try and not make it NOT look like oven bake clay! Also, view the author's photostream which shows her crafty collections of talent!

I am always looking for clever and easy to re-create projects for Christmastime gift-giving and these are the cutest little felt elfin clogs I have ever seen for all sorts of gifts, candies, centerpieces, to use as packaging! Allsorts is the cheery little blog of Jenny B Harris who is an illustrator, designer, and generally artsy crafty person. Jenny tells us: “Bitsy Elf clogs! What could be cuter? And you can make your own with the freebie pattern included to create any size you'll need.

7 Most Inspiring Wedding Ceremony Backdrops
One of Emmaline Bride's favorite wedding day details is the ceremony backdrop and today she's talking about the best, most inspiring ceremony backdrops ever seen yet. If you’re handy, many of these ceremony backdrops are DIY-able; or, as always, keep a sharp eye out for talented artisans who are ready to help you create the ideal backdrop for your particular ceremony. We’ve gathered up the best of the best from around the web and narrowed it down to seven of our favorite ceremony backdrops. Prepare to be inspired!

C-P-S ... where mixed-media artists come to play, shows how-to make a 'signature' rubber stamp! And don't forget to browse the "Featured Product" tab!

Kaisercraft Lots of Storage Units! Four sturdy styles of 6mm thick wood pressed particle board and drawers of 2mm thick chipboard makes assembly easy, fun to paint, paper, ink, or embellish to make your own! A great way to store scrap booking or card making supplies, embellishments, jewelry, or keepsakes ... all sorts of stuff - great Christmas gift idea too! Click on PWWW - Kaisercraft Storage Units to watch the video and see what they are all about ...


Dazzles™ Galore! 20 Never-Before-Seen Dazzles™ (Part #4600228). Different colors, different finishes, different shapes! If you love Dazzles™, this is the value pack for you. To top it off, we are giving it to you at a 50% savings. Only $19.99. How can you pass this one up?

Stay In Touch ... try something different, and get a jump on some holiday projects while there's still enough time not to feel, in-a-panic!

Aug 3, 2012

Oodles of Doodles News: Halloween Mood, Paper Piecings PDF's, Plastic Canvas, Felt Flowers, Moppe Drawers, Matchbook Album, Inka Gold, Felt Cat Figure, Photo Canvases, Stamping Gear!

Hello Fellow Doodlers!

Are you getting in the Halloween mood? If so, Heather's hand drawn primitive style witch and body on watercolor paper, painted with Pentel Water Colors using Aquash water brush may be the start of a mood alteration! She's got all the "linking" info on the Pentel products used in creating her project project.
A new twist on stamping! Inkadinkado introduces the STAMPING GEAR! Circle and Oval Wheels, plus a collection of Stamping Gear Cling Stamp Sets designed especially to maximiaze the design potential of the Stamping Gear!

"Picture Perfect" Photo Canvases! Literally Inspired searched online to find the most-in-line look that she wanted to achieve, and followed it about 80%. Her short 1-2-3... tutorial will explain the steps she took to creating her home's "beginning" stairway wall gallery decor!

Scrapbooks Etc. - Download a free printable patterns to make your card making, scrap pages, and projects bloom with pretty flower paper piecing! Including Related Links ... 1. Refresh your paper-piecing skills. 2. See nature-inspired paper piecing. 3. Get animal paper piecing.

Lucykate Crafts ... your first thought is "ahhhh-cute!" ...there's nothing more to say - other than, felt fabric figure! After browsing through some of this site's projects (and free patterns) it will have you buying felt fabric! It's definitely a place for me!

Viva Decor's INKA GOLD is a bees wax based metallic finish that's available in a range of colors, and since they are inter mixable you can create custom colors to suit any project.

Nathalie from An Ounce of Creativity, using a real matchbook cover, from where the "event" of photo's took place -a place you went to, converted it into this "oh so cute" project of memorable photos! She'll explain in her step-by-step tutorial how you can recreate one for yourself too! This is just a "too cute" of a project, especially for 'after' those wedding's as a thank you gift enclosure!

Moppe Drawers from Ikea! Moppe Multi-Drawer Tower ...  Nail Polish Storage ... Nova of A Cuppa and a Catch up has a great "project share" on her blog. Part of the Liberty Scrap Challenge, this gorgeous set of drawers had humble beginnings. Find out what she did to transform them – get the tutorial.

Sara at Hopes and Seams really loves making flowers, especially out of felt fabric. Although she knows that there are MILLIONS of tutorials for felt flowers out there (and makes a link available to a variety out there) her 'guidelines' tutorial for a blossom does really make a statement!

Plastic canvas lovers: heads up!! Cottage Mills is about to release artist-size sheets of plastic canvas! Their news release says,
After much anticipation the QuickCount Artist size (22 5/8” x 13 5/8”) plastic canvas is now in production and ready for sale. Available in soft or stiff sheets and perfect for larger plastic canvas projects, it will be sold in addition to its regular sized counterpart, and a variety of plastic canvas shapes. All of the products are made locally in Madison, Wisconsin. “Having the product manufactured locally is important to our company” states Jay Foght, President of Cottage Mills. “We strongly believe in creating the best product we can for our customers.”
In September 2010, Cottage Mills, LLC of Waunakee WI, acquired the QuickCount and Needloft™ brands from Uniek, also of Waunakee. “We continue to be excited about this opportunity” says Jay. “These tried and true brands are staples to their users. We are happy to have made the transition of these products into our current craft portfolio and are pleased to reintroduce them into the craft market.” In addition to the standard product offerings, the QuickCount products are also available in bulk quantities. Both the QuickCount and Needloft products are available through the company website, Cottage Mills a variety of web based retailers.

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