Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Happy July!

Is it seriously already July? Where has this year gone? Oh yes....its' been filled with us packing and trying to sell our &^%$ house, but, now that it has officially SOLD, we're looking forward to getting moved and settled into our new home (pics to come soon!)

I promise once we are all settled in towards the end of August, my blog will be back to normal with regular updates and crafts! In the meantime, you can find more daily updates on my Doddsy Designs Facebook page.

And so, being Canada Day today, and having a day off work, we decided to pack up the garage in a ridiculous 36C (100F) heat....GAH!!! I am now rewarding myself with a full-on ice cream sandwich. Yum.

The July Stamp of the Month has to be my favorite in this Idea Book. It's called Circus Alphabet and I can hardly wait to play with it (once all the scrappy stuff has been unpacked in my new scraproom!). And don't forget, it's only $5 when you spend $50!


You can order yours anytime by shopping online and then creating some of the awesome artwork below.


Email me anytime with questions, I'd love to hear from you!

Happy scrappin'!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

2014 Retiring List

As we get ready for another amazing CTMH Convention (less than 2 weeks!), it's also time to announce the yearly retiring items. I know, I know....while its sad some items are leaving, this always means new and AMAZING things are coming!

Going, going, GONE!
(photo credit: Jen Patrick)


Below is the full list of everything retiring. Get your items now, these will go quick! You can shop online and have everything shipped to your door, or of course, you can contact me anytime.

Spring/Summer 2014 Retiring list
Item # Description
Z1789 Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive-backed
Z1832 Spinner
Z1843 Irresistibles™ Frames
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes 
Z1858 Irresistibles™ Hexagons
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
X7170C Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements
X7171C Sarita My Stickease® Assortment 
X7172C ProPlayer My Stickease® Assortment 
X7173C Babycakes Complements Canvas Shapes
X7177C Skylark Dimensional Elements Complements
X7178C Ivy Lane My Stickease® Assortment
X7179C Ariana Dimensional Elements Complements
X7180C Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements Complements
X7181C Jubilee Dimensional Elements Complements
X7182C Timberline My Stickease® Assortment
X7183C Lollydoodle My Stickease® Assortment
Z1039 Create A Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1835 Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet
Z1961 Marquee Enamel Shapes–White
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892 Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894 Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z1895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
Z3002 Ariana Assortment
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
Z3004 Jubilee Assortment
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
Z3006 Lollydoodle Assortment
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Z1702 Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751 Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1826 Hollyhock Zipper Lace
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1343 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Cranberry
Z1344 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Hollyhock
Z1345 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- Black
Z1348 WIP 12x12 Album- Chocolate
Z1911 Designed Décor Frame Kit
Z1874 Base & Bling Necklace 
Z1875 Base & Bling Cuff 
Z1876 Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877 Base & Bling Rings
Z1878 Base & Bling Headband
Z1195 My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6
Z1647 My Creations® Card Box
Z1797 My Creations® Bracket Frame
Z1868 My Creations® Kraft Ring Box
Z1870 My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
X1404 TrueFitFolios(5)
Z1820 For Always Textiles 
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1970 Skylark Textiles
Z1971 Jubilee Textiles
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker
Z2400 Marker Set: Twilight
Z2401 Marker Set: Crystal Blue
Z2402 Marker Set: Sky
Z2403 Marker Set: Juniper
Z2404 Marker Set: Sweet Leaf
Z2405 Marker Set: Buttercup
Z2406 Marker Set: Creme Brulee
Z2407 Marker Set: Sorbet
Z2408 Marker Set: Blush
Z2409 Marker Set: Smoothie
Z2410 Marker Set: Gypsy
Z2411 Marker Set: Pacifica
Z2412 Marker Set: Lagoon
Z2413 Marker Set: Topiary
Z2414 Marker Set: Pear
Z2415 Marker Set: Honey
Z2416 Marker Set: Sunset
Z2417 Marker Set: Cotton Candy
Z2418 Marker Set: Hollyhock
Z2419 Marker Set: Cranberry
Z2420 Marker Set: Smokey Plum
Z2421 Marker Set: Outdoor Denim
Z2422 Marker Set: Indian Corn Blue
Z2423 Marker Set: Ponderosa Pine
Z2424 Marker Set: New England Ivy
Z2425 Marker Set: Olive
Z2426 Marker Set: Goldrush
Z2427 Marker Set: Autumn Terracotta
Z2428 Marker Set: Barn Red
Z2429 Marker Set: Ruby
Z2430 Marker Set: Black
Z2431 Marker Set: Slate
Z2432 Marker Set: Whisper
Z2206 Reinker Blush
Z2210 Reinker Buttercup
Z2260 Reinker Twilight
Z2267 Reinker Crème Brulee
Z2294 Reinker Sky                                                                                          
Z2106 Stamp Pad Blush
Z2110 Stamp Pad .Buttercup
Z2160 Stamp Pad Twilight
Z2167 Stamp Pad Crème Brulee
Z2194 Stamp Pad Sky                                                                                        
Z2500 Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133 Marker Tower
1271 Cardstock12x12Buttercup
X5640 Cardstock12x12Blush
X5666 Cardstock12x12Twilight
X5754 Cardstock12x12CremeBrulee
X5761 Cardstock 12x12 Sky                                                                                  
X5936 Whimsy Cardstock Combo
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Packet
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
1514 Tombow Adhesive
1515 Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311 Circle Punch 1 1/4                                                                                  
Z338 Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit
A1130 Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
A1143 Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144 Birthday Cheer
A1145 Flowering Thanks
A1158 Doodle Signs
A1160 This Is Good
B1407 School Is Here
B1411 Greek Alphabet
B1425 Stitched with Love
B1426 Pick a Posy
B1446 Some Bunny
B1447 A Mother's Love
B1448 My Hero
B1451 Enjoy the Little Things
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1510 Merry & Bright
C1524 Words of Comfort
C1555 Count Your Blessings
C1563 Cityscape
C1572 On Holiday (Australia Only)
D1483 Glory To God
D1514 Just a Number
D1551 Swirls Around
D1557 Candyland
D1564 Maximum Power
D1583 Unicorn Dreams
G1072 Workshops on the Go® Skylark Kit
G1073 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Kit
G1074 Workshops on the Go® Ariana Kit
G1075 Workshops on the Go® Balloon Ride Kit
G1076 Workshops on the Go® Jubilee Kit
G1077 Workshops on the Go® Timberline Kit
G1078 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Kit
G1079 Workshops on the Go® Ivy Lane Cardmaking Kit
G1080 Workshops on the Go® Lollydoodle Cardmaking Kit

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Clean & Simple

Lately I've been on a kick with clean and simple cards - I love the simplicity and the clean lines of a freshly designed simple card. Best of all, they are usually the easiest ones to put together! Check out my collection of CAS (clean and simple) cards HERE.

I was at my bi-annual girls cottage weekend a while back (seems like foreeeeeever ago), and whipped up a stack of cards, which sadly, I'm just getting around to posting now (stupid house selling crap sucking up all my time!).

I think this pattern will be one of my new go-to's for when I need a super quick card to give to someone. Plus, I do have quite the fetish for butterflies on cards too. Love, love, love! This butterfly is layered with a CTMH paper butterfly and then another butterfly was punched out with vellum paper and layered on top with a bit of liquid glass. The "splotch" stamp was from an awesome stamp CTMH consultants got at our 2010 Convention called "Picture This" - any of my CTMH gals remember? :)



*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - White Daisy
Ink - Goldrush, Pacifica, Pansy Purple (retired)
Stamp - D1448 - Picture This (retired)
Sentiment - SU rubon
Embellishments - white paper butterfly, vellum paper punched butterfly (Martha Stewart punch), sparkles

Happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Celebrate 30!

It's CTMH's birthday!

In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton's 30th anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, she's giving away the gifts!


When you place a $50 order in June, you get to choose one of six fabulous gift collections for only $30! Each collection is retailed at a minimum of $50, and are filled with all sorts of goodies! Ribbons, washi tape, alphabets, and so much more!

Check out all the collections here:


Get ready to celebrate! Contact me to get your collection, or shop online 24/7!

Happy scrappin'!


Saturday, 17 May 2014

Free Girls...

Ah, it's been a while since I posted new artwork. It's been a ridiculously busy few months as we are still in the midst of trying to sell the house, and everything is upside down. A lot of my scrapping stuff is packed away which is haaaard. Hopefully everything will settle down soon and we'll be back into our familiar routines again.

I did have a chance to escape to the cottage several weeks ago with some fabulous gals. We try to go twice a year for some pure scrapping fun (and eating....and drinking....). With this new Free To Be Me paper pack that CTMH has out now to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, I knew I had the perfect picture to scrap with it! Why I remember this picture of my girls from a few years back and that their blue dresses match the paper,  yet I cannot remember what I had for breakfast yesterday morning baffles me. 


If you're looking to get your pretty little hands on this paper pack, get yours today for only $5!

*all products are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
Cardstock - Kraft, Sweet Leaf
B&T paper - Free To Be Me
Ink - Crystal Blue
Sentiment - zip strip from Free To Be Me paper
Embellishments - Creme Brulee ribbon (retired), green epoxy bubbles, orange polka dot ribbon (SU), sticker sentiment (unknown), tiny wood hearts (unknown)

Happy scrappin'!

Free To Be Me!

It's National Scrapbooking Month and what better way to celebrate than with a gorgeous new paper pack filled with everything Spring! It's called Free To Be Me and it is uber-awesome!


When you spend $50, you can get this amazing paper pack for only $5! The paper pack features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums and B&T duos....just ready for your creations!


Order yours today, offer is good until May 30th!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

FREE Cricut Collection!

It's almost too good to be true....but it's not!

Sign up with Close to my Heart in April for only $99 and get a Cricut Collection of your choice for FREE (valued at $99 plus tax and shipping)!!! Did I mention that the new consultant kit comes with over $300 of delicious scrapping goodies!



It's the perfect time to get back into your papercrafting, get a wickedly awesome FREE Cricut Collection, get a fabulous discount on all your CTMH swag going forward, and be part of a great team!

Visit my website to sign up and pick your FREE Cricut Collection!

Happy scrappin'!