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!

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