April 18, 2014

Love Note



Hi All!  Sometimes, you never know where you will find inspiration for a creation. Today, my card was inspired by an extra sentiment I found in my scrap bin.  It was perfect for combining with a new Spellbinders typewriter die I have been dying to use.  The sentiment is from a Doodle Pantry set, Heart Sheep, and the typewriter die is from Spellbinders.  I adhered the typewriter with message on top of a layer of burlap and embellished the message with an epoxy flower, and the typewriter with tiny silver beads.

This card was a snap to put together!  Hope my husband likes it!

I will be entering  this card in the following challenges:
Card Makin' Mammas Challenge CMM85 -- Earth Friendly (recycle/reuse)
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 14 -- Anything Goes/Use Yellow

Thanks so much for your visit.  Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter

April 14, 2014

Happy Easter



Hi all.  I've been busy trying to get my Easter cards finished, and have a card to share today using a digi stamp and sentiment from Heather Ellis Digital Stamps for Papercrafts and Cardmaking.  The image I used is from the Pure Innocence collection, PI25; the sentiment is from the quck cardmaking set, PI33.  Coloring was done with Copic markers and colored pencils.  I also paper-pieced the dress digitally.  

I will be entering my card in the following fun challenges:
That Craft Place -- Anything Goes/Easter
Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #8 -- Easter or Pastel Colors
Alphabet Challenge -- E is for Easter

Thanks for your visiting and have a great week.

April 11, 2014

April Showers


Happy TGIF!  Today's card was inspired by some fun challenges as well as the awesome Tuesday Morning Sketch #244 with a rainy days twist.   I used elements from the SU!/MDS April Showers kit to create my card.  The background was embossed using a cloud embossing folder which I have had in my stash for ages.  I also added some punched clouds and a tiny heart to finish my design.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #244 -- Twist - Rainy Days
Oldie but a goodie Challenge -- April Showers (The cloud embossing folder and punches are older than 6 months.)
Stamping School -- Friday Freebie

Hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

April 10, 2014

Petite Bouquet




Good Morning, everyone.  This lovely bouquet of flowers is from a new Doodle Pantry digital set called Petite Bouquet.  This set is the featured set for this month's Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 45.  If you play along with the challenge and use a Doodle Pantry illustration, you will be emailed this set for free! This challenge runs through April 24, 9 PM EDT, so there is still time to enter the challenge.

Inspiration for my card came from Aud Sentiment Challenge #104, which Doodle Pantry is sponsoring.  The challenge theme is "for a friend".   I used an outline image and a sentiment from the Petite Bouquet set to create my card.  After coloring the image with Copics and colored pencils, I coated it with a VersaMarker pen, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  After the embossing cooled, I  fussy cut the bouquet before adding to the oval die cut.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

April 06, 2014

OWH Sketch 219


Good Morning, everyone.  Today's card was inspired by Operation Write Home sketch 219 as well as some other fun challenges.  This week's OWH sketch is sponsored by Doodle Pantry; and the image and sentiment are from a new DP set called Spring Critters... One dollar of every sale of this product will be donated to OWH.  Here's a preview of everything this set includes:


I combined the cute bunny with a paper-pieced bow from Jiggles Giraffe and stripe background paper from Tea-rrific.  The cloud background paper is from a My Grafico set.  I added additional shading to the bunny image with Copic markers.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Milk Coffee Challenge -- Welcome Spring Creations
Craft the the Craic April Challenge -- Something for Easter or Spring
Simply Create Too Challenge #58 -- Easter or Use Bunnies


Hope everyone has a wonderful week and many thanks for visiting!

April 01, 2014

Jiggles Giraffe



Happy April everyone.  Isn't this image the cutest...Jiggles Giraffe is just one of the new sets being released today by Doodle Pantry.  Besides all the new goodies, Doodle Pantry is starting the month off with a sale...40% off most products from April 1 thru April 10 only.  Click HERE to get the coupon code and to see this month's other specials.

Here's a preview of everything Jiggles Giraffe includes:


For my card, I used the outline Jiggles image and did some digital paper piecing with dotted papers from an older DP set, Birthday Bash.  Coloring was done with Copics and colored pencils.  A second bow was added on top of the image with dimensionals.  The pre-colored sentiment I used is also from the Birthday Bash set. 

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 everybody #39 -- Anything Goes
Crafty Cats Challenge 224 -- Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 12 -- Anything Goes/Cute and Cuddly

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

March 18, 2014

Window Box Tulips


Hi everyone,  hope you had a fun St. Patrick's Day.  We woke up to 8 inches of snow yesterday, so I guess you could say our day was white instead of green.   Don't know about you but I am so tired of the cold and snow... so I made a spring card to share today.

I combined two Doodle Pantry sets, Tulip Wreath and Window Box Wishes.  The tulips are pre-colored, but I did add a bit of color to the white tulips.  I also colored the window and flower box with Copics.  The valance was paper-pieced with digi paper from theTulip Wreath set.  I also cut out extra tulip blossoms and adhered them to some of the tulips in the window box with dimensionals for a 3-D effect.  To carry out the theme, I embossed the front of the card with a Framed Tulips EF by SU!

I will be entering my card in the following fun challenges:
Love Create Challenge #107 -- CAS and/or Classy & Elegant
613 Avenue Create Challenge #63 -- Anything Goes with Optional theme 2D/3D flowers
Great Impressions March Challenge -- Spring Celebrations

Thank so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

March 14, 2014

A-maze-ing Words



Hi All!  I'm back today with a fun birthday card I created using one of the word mazes from Doodle Pantry''s A-maze-ing Words 1. I also embellished the HB maze with images from DP's Birthday Accessories COLOR plus set.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cards Challenge #6 -- Birthday Girls
Digistamps 4 Joy -- add a birthday sentiment
Sisterhood of Crafters -- Sentimental Journey (make your sentiment the focal point)
Seize the Birthday Challenge --  Anything Goes; Toppings option -- Birthday Stitches

Also, a heads up to let everyone know that Doodle Pantry is having a Creative Team call through March 24, 2014.. Click HERE to go directly to the post on the Doodle Pantry Blog for more information.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!


March 08, 2014

Purse Parfait


Hi everyone, Sorry I've been MIA, been under the weather with a nasty cold, and haven't  don't much in the way of crafting.  Finally got to play with Doodle Pantry's new Purse Parfait set.  There's a great selection of purses and sentiments in the set... I swear I wish I had one of each style IRL.  I grouped three of the styles together and added some paper-piecing and coloring to the first and third purses.  I also cut out an extra flower and popped it up with dimensionals on the third purse.  The beauty in the middle is pre-colored and I only added some clear glaze to the white parts.  Although not noticeable in the photo, all hardware was highlighted with a clear star pen, giving the hardware a nice shine .  I also couldn't resist adding some bling to the centers of 2 of the purses.

I will be entering this card is the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 249 -- Mother's Day/Female
Outlawz Paper a la Mode Challenge PAM03082014 -- Off the Wall  I used a vellum overlay which i haven't done in ages.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

March 01, 2014

Carousel Pig



Happy March!  I'm so glad to say goodbye to February... I've had it with all the snow, rain, and ice.  Hopefully, the month of March will be kinder.  Today is release day at Doodle Pantry, and I have a whimsical card to share which showcases  one of the new sets, Carousel Pig.

Carousel Pig is also the featured product for Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 44 which starts  today on the Doodle Pantry blog at 11:30 AM.  All  participants in the challenge that use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment) will be emailed this set for free.  Here's a preview:




Now about my card, I used the outline image from the set and dressed her up with digital papers from the set as well as bright happy colors, flowers and ribbon.  Coloring with done with Copics.  I also used one of the digi papers from another new set, Grunge Wood Mini Digi Paper 4 Pack, to paper-piece the pole and seat.  

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Squirrel and the Fox -- Something Spooled (I used ribbon)
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 7 -- Anything Goes/Use Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting!


February 23, 2014

Winter Birthday




Morning everyone,  Here's my take on Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 249, sponsored by Doodle Pantry.  The challenge photo inspired me to make a birthday card for my great nephew who will turn a year old on March 1.  I combined two Doodle Pantry sets,  A Tweet Hello and Winter Birthday, to create my birdie cupcake.  The sentiment is from another DP set, Birdie Birthday Color Plus.  After  paper piecing the cupcake's liner and candle, I added lots of glitter to the icing, colored the flame with Copics, and sponged around the flame with Daffodil Delight ink to create the glow.  I also got to play with some new dies from Taylored Expressions.  Nothing like some new toys to get your mojo working!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Cards Galore Encore Challenge #2 -- Add a gem, glitter, Candy or any bling you fancy (I used lots of glitter.)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge -- Anything goes with patterned paper
Card Makin' Mamas (CMM81) -- Stack it Up - 3 or more layers
Crafty Hands 8th Challenge -- Heat or Dry Embossing (dotted background layer is dry embossed)
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #182 -- Things with Wings
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #204 -- Spots or Stripes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT022214 -- Anything goes with a twist - use 3 of something (I used 3 birds.)
A Gem of a Challenge #113 -- Spots and Stripes
Digi Galore Challenge -  Things with Wings

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week, and wishing a very Happy Birthday to little Miles!

February 09, 2014

Valentine for Someone Special


Happy start to a new week, everyone!  I created this card for the Love Challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox, which is being sponsored by Doodle Pantry.  Although you may find this an unusual card for Valentine's Day, I think it's a perfect fit for my niece as she's lovin' every minute of being a new grandmother.  She absolutely adores darling little Miles.  

The images, sentiment and patterned digi paper I used to create this card are a combination of these Doodle Pantry sets:
The rocker with pillow and throw as well as the digi paper and sentiment are from the Quiet Rocking Chair set.  I then merged the teddy bear from the Vintage Bear COLOR plus set on top of the rocker.  The rocker was paper-pieced and I also added some shading and a bit of coloring to the image.  The heart die cuts were mounted to the card with dimensionals and overlap the edge of the card.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenge 11 -- Anything Goes
Lexi Creations Challenge 109 -- Valentine's Day/Love
Casual Friday CFC127 -- Create a CAS product with an element that extends past the edge.
Digi Haven Happy Valentine's Day Challenge -- Valentine's Day - love/cherish/adore
Allsorts Challenge Week 245 -- Colors beginning with "B"  -- I used blues and browns.

Hope everyone has a great week and a very happy Valentine's Day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!