Doodlebug Embellishment Contest WINNERS!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

We have WINNERS! 
The five winners of our Doodlebug Embellishment Contest are:

Om yn!

i think i like Doodlebug : Clear Stamps - YOU SAID IT stamp set.. the best embellishment for anything is a little greeting.. and that set seems to have a little of everything you would want to say :)


I love the "Swimming Pool Tidbits"...I would use them on the oh so many pools pics I have of my little guy! Oh and they would look awesome on summer cards!


I absolutely adore the Ladybug Sugar Coated Hopscotch Chip Alphabets!!!! I would use them for titles on my scrapbook layouts and my cards as well. Thanks for the chance to win!!


I have always loved the velvet brads. The black and white ones are perfect for the wedding album I'm doing for my daughter.

/\Heather/\ !

I love the Limeade Tidbits, and would probably use them (lots of them) on a cute project I saw on pinterest, with all kinds of buttons made into the shape of the first letter of your last name. Cute!

Winners, please send your shipping information to within 30 days to claim your prize.

Happy crafting everyone!

Missing You Card

Missing You Card
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

Supplies Used:
Studio Calico : Abroad Collection - Somewhere, Somewhere Else
Studio Calico : Thickers - Abroad (Everywhere)
Studio Calico : Abroad Collection - Wood Veneer States
Studio Calico : Abroad - 6x6 Paper Pack
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Broken China, Crushed Olive
American Crafts : Elements Mini Brads - Copper
Sizzix : Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set 2PK - Vintage Fan & Globe Set

1. Cut the Studio Calico Somewhere Paper 5 ¼" x 5 ¼" and ink the edges with both distress ink colors.
2. Cut two squares, one 4 ½" the other 4”, in contrasting papers. Layer the papers off center to each other and place in the center of the card. DO NOT GLUE DOWN YET!

3. Die cut the globe onto the map paper from the paper pack. Ink the edges with the Broken China distress ink. Pierce two holes in opposite areas of the globe. Mount the globe to the top layer of the layered papers with foam squares.

4. Take the Thickers and spell out “you” and “me” and adhere them at the top and bottom near the globe.

5. Pierce a hole near the “you” and “me” run twine through the wholes in the globe and the ones by the words. Attach a brad through the holes near the "you" and "me".
Adhere layered papers to the card.
6. Cut a strip of paper and write a saying on it. Adhere between the "you" and "me" Thicker letters. Glue two wood veneer states near the "you" and "me".

Happy crafting!

Doodlebug Embellishment Contest!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How to Enter:
Go to the Doodlebug Embellishment category, then come back to the blog and tell us what your favorite Doodlebug embellishment is and what you would use it for.
** All comments must be moderated by an administrator, so if you don't see your comment straight away, don't worry! We'll get it posted :) **

Five winners will be randomly selected to win a goodie bag of Doodlebug embellishments!

Contest Starts: Wednesday, May 30th @ 12:01 AM
Contest Ends: Wednesday, May 30th @ 11:59 PM

Happy crafting!

Memorial Day Giveaway WINNERS!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Here are the winners of our Memorial Day Giveaway:

- puffinliz

- Carla
- sopranoannie
- kim
- Beads with Bling
- Jamie
- Rachel Adams
- Cathy
- Janet

Winners, please send your shipping information to (within 30 days) along with the branch of military you would like to receive to claim your prize!

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Happy crafting!

3D Paper Flowers

3D Paper Flowers
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

Supplies Used:
My Mind's Eye : India Paper
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Walnut Stain
Inkssentials : Ink Blending Tool
Tim Holtz : Tiny Attacher
Glue Dots : Pop Up Glue Dots Roll
Martha Stewart : Fringe Scissors

1. Cut out several 3 ½” circles. The size of flower will determine how many circles you will need to cut. The more circles your cut, the bigger your flower will be. Fold the sides of the flower in and staple at the point.
2. Repeat step 1 for every layer of circles, only drop the size down ½” with every layer (i.e. the second layer would be 3" circles, the third layer 2 ½” circles, etc.).
3. Cut a circle 5” and use the Glue Dots to adhere the stapled circles in place. Securing the circles to the 5” circle will hold together the shape of the flower.

3. To create the flower center, cut a strip of coordinating paper about 8" long. Using the Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors, cut across the top of the strip, only cutting about 2/3 of the way through. Wrap the strip into a circle and use a Glue Dot to hold the strip in place. Bend the cut strips outward. Attach the flower center to the center of the flower with more Glue dots.

4. Once the flower is completed, use the distress ink and the Ink Blending Tool to ink the edges of the flower.

Look how these fabulous dimensional flowers add color and character to this mirror!

Happy crafting!

Mini Stamped Cards

Monday, May 28, 2012

Mini Stamped Cards
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

Supplies Used:

My Mind's Eye : Indie 6x6 Paper Pack
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Walnut Stain
My Mind's Eye : Twine
American Crafts : Zing Embossing Powder - Chestnut
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Embossing Pad
Inkadinkado : Inkadinkaclings - Mini Cling Stamps

1. Cut out the base of the card 3 1/2" x 7". Fold in half.
2. Cut and tear two coordinating papers to layer on the top of the card.
3. Cut a piece of paper 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". Using embossing ink pad, ink the stamp of your choice and stamp it onto the piece of paper. Sprinkle the Zing embossing powder on top of the ink and gently tap the paper on the table to remove excess powder. Using a heat embossing tool, heat the embossing powder from underneath the paper.
4. Once the embossing powder is cooled, adhere all the layers of paper onto the top of the card.
5. Cut and tie a piece of twine around the card.

Happy crafting!

Gone Fishing Father's Day Card

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gone Fishing Father's Day Card
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:
Imaginisce : Die Cut
We R Memory Keepers : Embossed Sticker Stamps
My Minds Eye : Miss Caroline Dilly Dally 6X6 Paper Pack
My Minds Eye : Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Brad
Ranger Ink : Stickles - Cinnamon
Martha Stewart : Double Link Trim Punch
Red Cardstock

1. Cut out a piece of red cardstock 10" x 6" and fold in half.
2. Cut out 2 pieces of coordinating paper 5 ¼" x 4 ¼".
3. Die cut the letters "DAD" and "Gone Fishing".
4. Cut out a strip of paper using one of the coordinating papers.
5. Add these pieces to your card and embellish using the pieces from the supply list.
6. I embellished the letters with Stickles once they were adhered to the paper. Remember to let the Stickles dry completely!
7. Once you have completed your card, give it to your special “DAD”... then take him fishing!

Happy crafting!

So Groovy Father's Day Card

Saturday, May 26, 2012

So Groovy Father's Day Card
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:
Sizzix : Movers & Shapers L Die - Card, Square Flip-Its
Sizzix : eclips Cartridge - Birthday Party & Fun Times Alphabet
Ranger Ink : Stickles - Cinnamon
Lifestyle Crafts : 2 ½ Inch Circle Die
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Broken China
Martha Stewart : Double Edge Punch - Double Link Trim
BoBunny : Ad Lib 12" x 12" Hoopla Paper
Foam Squares

1. Using the Sizzix Flip-It Die, cut out a paper that will look good together front and back as it flips.
2. Cut out a 2 ½ inch circle and adhere it to the front of your card
3. Cut out the words "DAD" and "SO GROOVY". Adhere the words to the front and inside of the card. I used 3D foam to make the word "DAD" pop off the card! Use the Stickles glitter glue on the words once they are adhered. Allow to dry completely.

4. Cut two pieces of coordinating paper using the Martha Stewart Double Link Trim punch. Adhere one strip on each side of the front of the card.
5. Now give your card to your special DAD! Tell him he is sooooo groovy! :)

Happy crafting!

Awareness Ribbon Wood Shape

Friday, May 25, 2012

Awareness Ribbon Wood Shape
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:

Tim Holtz : Distress Stain - Brushed Corduroy
Basic Grey : Kissing Booth Paper Pack - Lip Gloss, I Do
May Arts : String Burlap
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Mod Podge


1. Trace the wood shape onto paper and cut it out.
2. Ink the sides of the ribbon shape with the distress stain.
3. Using Mod Podge, glue the paper down onto the wood. Press firmly to adhere the paper to the wood well. I like to use a brayer tool to push the paper down well.

4. Using a large nail file or some kind of sander, sand the edges of the wood to file off any excess paper and to distress the wood.

5. Ink the edges of the ribbon shape with the distress ink pad.
6. Once the first coat of Mod Podge is dry, apply another coat over the top, sides, and back of your ribbon and allow to dry.

Happy crafting!

What to do with Stampendous Fran:tage

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Stampendous Fran:tage Embossing Enamels create beautiful gilded effects that can be used on a variety of projects from wood shapes to paper to cards to layouts! When used with the Glass Glitter and Mica Fragments, the results create spectacular textures and lots of visual interest.

Supplies Used:

Wood Designs : Classic Frame
Wood Designs : 12" Big Letter L
Stampendous : Fran:tage Embossing Enamels - Aged Gold
Stampendous : Fran:tage Glass Glitter - Champagne, Silver
Stampendous : Frant:tage Mica Fragments - Gilded
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad for Embossing
12" x 24" Cardstock
Martha Stewart : Acrylic Craft Paint - Glitter Florentine Gold, Satin Acorn
Embossing Heat Tool
Mod Podge

1. Trace the wood shape onto a piece of 12" x 24" cardstock and cut out.
2. Paint the wood shape with coordinating acrylic craft paint.
3. Stamp a small area of the traced cardstock cut-out with distress embossing ink, then cover the ink with embossing enamel first, then the glass glitter and finally the mica fragments. Using an embossing heat tool, heat the mixture from beneath the cardstock until the embossing enamel melts and solidifies.

**WARNING** Embossing enamel is very hot so do not touch the enamel until it is cooled.

4. Section by section, repeat step three to cover the entire piece of cardstock with the embossing enamel, glass glitter, and mica fragments. 

TIP: The cardstock shape may tend to curl when it is being enameled. For the frame shape, I left the cardstock under some weight overnight to remove the curling.  This may be necessary with larger sized projects.

5. Once the cardstock shape is completely cooled, adhere the enameled cardstock to the front of the wood shape using Mod Podge.

Happy crafting!

Memorial Day Giveaway

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How to Enter:
Leave a comment about your military or public service hero and which branch of service they were in. What did or do they do to inspire you? How would you memorialize their service?

We'll select a comment for each branch of the military and public service areas to receive a FREE Uniformed Scrapbooks of America Album and Paper Pack! We have albums for the following areas of service:

  • Coast Guard
  • Marine Desert
  • Marine Woodland
  • Navy Crackerjack
  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Fire
  • Police

Contest Starts: Wednesday, May 23rd @ 12:01 AM
Contest Ends: Monday, May 27th @ 11:59 PM

Winners will be announced on Memorial Day - Monday, May 28th!

**Please remember that all comments must be moderated by an administrator before they are published, so if you don't see your comment straight away, don't worry! We'll make sure to post it :)

Happy crafting!

Father's Day Banner

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Father's Day Banner
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

Supplies Used:
Authentique : Genuine Paper Kit

Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Stormy Skies, Walnut Stain
Making Memories : Bravissimo SemiFinished Medium Cream (3)
Tombow : Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Sizzix : eclips Cartridge - Basic Shapes

1. Using the Authentique Paper Kit, cut out 12 ties and ink the edges with the Walnut Stain ink pad.

2. Take the Stormy Skies ink pad and with your finger lightly apply the ink to the Bravissimo ribbon.
3. Using the eclips, cut 3 circles 2.25” and ink the edges. Adhere the circles to the centers of the Bravissimo ribbons.

4. Cut the letters "DAD" out and adhere to the centers of the Bravissimo ribbons on top of the circles.

5. Arrange the ties how you want them to appear on the banner. Attach the pendants to the ties of your choice.

6. Flip over the ties and glue them to ribbon or string to hang.

Happy crafting!

Cupcake Wood Shape

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cupcake Wood Shape
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

Supplies Used:
Wood Designs : Cupcake
Martha Stewart : Acrylic Craft Paint
Patterned Paper
Flower Embellishments
Jewel Embellishments


1. Paint the top of the wood shape with the color of frosting that you want for the cupcake.
2. Paint the bottom portion of the wood shape with the color that you want for the bottom of the cupcake.

3. Once the paint is dry, spray the frosting portion of the cupcake with spray adhesive and sprinkle the wet glue with glitter.

4. For the wrapper, fan fold your chosen piece of patterned paper. Once finished, cut the patterned paper to wrap around the cupcake like a wrapper.

5. Use the embellishments to act as the sprinkles for the top of the cupcake.

Happy crafting!

Forget Me Not Card

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Forget Me Not Card
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

Supplies Used:
Sizzix : Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive
Kraft Cardstock
BoBunny : Embellishments

Martha Stewart : Deep Edge Punch - Garden Rail

Craft Knife

1. Cut the card to 6" x 5". Emboss the back side of the card on the inside with an embossing folder and ink the raised areas with the distress inks.
2. Cut a piece of kraft paper 3" x 5" (this will cover the front of the card). Select an embossing folder and ink the entire folder with the Vintage Photo distress ink. Emboss the piece of craft paper. Ink the raised areas with the other distress ink colors. File certain areas to give the paper a distressed look.

3. Ink the edges of the card and the edges of the kraft paper.
4. Punch a strip of paper with the Garden Rail punch that is the length of the card and ink it with the distress inks. Glue to the edge of the long side of the card (see picture above).

5. Glue the kraft piece of paper onto the front side of the card.

6. Cut 2 slits in the sides of the card 1" from the bottom. Using the distress ink, ink the ribbon to give it the desired color. Cut your piece of twine to the same length as the ribbon. Thread the ribbon and twine through the slits and tie a bow in the front. Attach the BoBunny embellishment under the bow.

Happy crafting!

Dress Form Wood Shape

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Dress Form Wood Shape
Created by OMC Designer Sandy

Supplies Used:

Wood Designs : Dress Form

Tim Holtz : Distress Stain – Dried Marigold, Brushed Corduroy (any stainto match)
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad – Brushed Corduroy
Mod Podge : 8 oz Matte
Quickie Glue : Pinpoint Roller Adhesive
Elizabeth Craft Design : Glitter Ritz – Simply Pastels Green Tea


1. Lightly sand the edges of the wood with a nail file. Dust off the residue.

2. Trace the dress form.
3. Cut out and trim the shape. Repeat if doing the backside.
4. Stain the edges of the wood shape with the Dried Marigold stain and let dry. Stain the edges of the stand.
5. Using a foam brush, paint an even coat of Mod Podge across the top of the dress form being careful to not get any Mod Podge on the stand. Place the cut out shape on top of the form and use a brayer to roll over the surface. This is an important thing to do to have a nice flat surface when dried.
6. Once dried, use the nail file to sand off the edges so that you have a nice clean edge. Ink the edges with a matching ink.
7. Highlight bits of the design by filling in small areas with the Quickie Glue pen and then immediately sprinkle glitter over the glue. Shake off the excess glitter and allow to dry.
8. Paint a final coat of Mod Podge over the entire piece including the stained portion. The Mod Podge will brighten the stain colors up too.

Happy crafting!

Imagine Tag

Friday, May 18, 2012

Imagine Tag
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

This creative tag is great to give as a gift or to use as a bookmark! Adding a dimensional embellishment gives the tag a little extra pop.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper
Making Memories : Metal Key Pebble Primary
Phrase Stamp
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad
Tag Cutting Die

1. Cut out a tag using your choice of patterned paper. Ink the edges with the distress ink pad.
2. Stamp your phrase onto the tag.
3. Punch a hole in the top of the tag. String ribbon through the hole and attach the key embellishment.

Happy crafting!


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