Doodles Paper Playground October Blog Hop

Ek Gorman, Doodles Paper Playground, October Hop cHello Sparkle Blends Fans! Get ready, because it’s time to celebrate! That’s right, its time for our October Release Blog Hop!

There are 6 brand new blends for you this month, and the design team has been hard at work creating inspiration projects to share with you! We went a bit more subtle for the Autumn and holiday season, we have the 2 more Blends for our Birthstone Collection, plus we’ve got some bold Blends for just for our pets, as well as the teacher and students in our lives. Check out Opal, and Citrine (October and November Birthstones), Apple for Teacher, Penguin Party, Pawsome Pets, and Pumpkin Spice.

October Release

Our latest Sparkle Blends are live for purchase, right now, at White Rose Crafts & you can find detailed descriptions and direct links in our October Release Blog Post!

The Designing Divas have once again created some amazing projects this month, so make sure you leave them some comment love for a chance to win one of the prizes listed below! Do you have a favorite blend from this release? Make sure you circle back to the Doodles Paper Playground Blog and leave a comment with your favorite blend for a chance to win a pack!

Ek Gorman, Doodles Paper Playground, October Hop cI went ahead and continued my tradition of using the new Birthstone Collection blends (Both Opal and Citrine) to create two more birthday tags.

OpalBirthstone Collection- October Opal

citrineBirthstone Collection- November Citrine

IMG_7708I started by stamping out a sentiment with the ScrapBerry pigment ink in Light Brown onto a Jillibean Soup shaker tag.

IMG_7709I then blended a little Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide onto the card.

IMG_7710I then stamped out some more simple images onto the front of the tag with more Shaded Lilac.

Ek Gorman, Doodles Paper Playground, October Hop aPicking out the right color to blend around Opal was difficult, and I think I missed the mark a little.  However, it is still a fun tag.

IMG_7707I repeated similar steps with the November Citrine tag, using both Fossilized Amber and Scattered Straw.

Ek Gorman, Doodles Paper Playground, October Hop bI think I was able to get closer to what I wanted with this tag.

Ek Gorman, Doodles Paper Playground, October Hop dWhat’s even more exciting is that I am one blend away from having a full year assembled!!! Let me know in the comments below which Birthstone Sparkle Blend is your favorite.  And don’t forget to continue on the blog hop.  Your next stop is Meghan.  Until then, Happy Crafting.


Doodles Paper Playground

Alison Heikkila with guests, Rhiannon & Phoenix

Annie Collins

EK Gorman <— you are here

Meghan Kennihan

Berina Febin

Open Internationally. You must leave comments on each leg of the Blog Hop by 10/20/19 to be eligible to win one of the following prizes. Winners will be notified in a post here on the blog, no later than 10/25/19.

We are giving away SIX Prize Packs this month, each one featuring one of our new blends, at least one coordinating stamp set, either coordinating dies or a second stamp set, at least 2 ink cubes & 6 sheets of coordinating 6×6 patterned paper!
For our GRAND PRIZE, one of these 6 winners will be randomly selected to receive Mini Packs of the Full October 2019 Release in their prize pack!
Each of these packs has an approximate value of at least $15.00! (Grand Prize Value is approximately $24.00!)

Rules: You must be at least 18 years old to enter. Open internationally. To Enter, leave comments on each leg of the blog hop no later than 11:59pm EST on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 to be eligible to win one of our 6 prize packs. Winners will be notified within a blog post on the Doodles Paper Playground Blog no later than 11:59pm EST on Friday, October 25th, 2019. Winners will have 5 days to email with their address info to claim their prizes. Any unclaimed prizes will be redrawn and shipped to a runner up.


  1. Love these pretty tags with the shaped shakers! March is my birth month and I am partial to aqua tones, so I’ll choose March’s sparkle blend as my favorite!

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