December 14, 2014

Jingle Ants

Yep, I'm still playing with Christmas cards, and having a fun time too.  Just got my new Taylor Expressions die and couldn't wait to combine it with the fun image from Doodle Pantry's Jingle Ants. 

Also, wanted to let everyone know that Doodle Pantry is having their big end of the year sale.  It started yesterday and runs through December 19 ONLY.  Forty percent off your cart (excludes gift certificates).  The coupon code is END2014SALE -- A minimum $2.50 must be in your cart before coupon can apply.  

Off to get dinner on the table.  Thanks for stopping by!

December 13, 2014

Christmas Wreath

Morning everyone!  Here's my card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-37.  This sketch is a dream to work with and easy to mass produce!  The image I used is from MDS/SU! called Wondrous Wreath, and I colored each layer in different colors digitally.  The image was die cut and backed with a doily.  Rhinestones and a fussy cut bow finish my design.

Enjoy the weekend, and many thanks for taking the time to stop by.

December 11, 2014

Christmas Spirit Birdbrain

Good evening, everyone.  Here's my card for From the Heart Stamps -- December Stamp of the Month Christmas challenge.  This fun FTHS image and sentiment are from the Christmas Spirit Birdbrain set.  Love this image; it's perfect for decorating gift card holders for all the Starbuck fans on my Christmas list.  

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
The Crafters Cafe Challenge #94 -- Christmas/Holiday Season
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT 121114 -- Anything Goes w/opt. twist--fun in the snow.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!  Enjoy the weekend.

December 04, 2014

Holiday Partridge 2


Good Evening, everyone!  I'm back with another card using Doodle Pantry's Holiday Partridge set.  It's also my take on this week's, Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-36.   I fussy cut extra leaves and mounted them over the image with dimensionals.  I also added glossy accents and glitter to the pears.  Embellishments include rhinestones, a die cut flower and punched leaves. 

I will also be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
Scrapper's Delights December Challenge #36 -- Non Traditional Christmas Colors
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT120414 -- Anything Goes -- twist Christmas Magic

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

December 01, 2014

Doodle Pantry Release -- Holiday Partridge

Happy December!  Today Doodle Pantry has released a fabulous selection of new digital images.  Also, Laurie is offering 25% off the new December products, from December 1 through 3, (minimum cart total $1.50).  Click HERE to get your coupon code and see all the other specials being offered, including the new free with purchase set.

Now about my card... I used the gorgeous, new set, Holiday Partridge.  I combined one of the colored images with a sentiment and solid blue paper from the set.  I added lots of layers and die cuts, and used a non-traditional color scheme of blue, copper and pear.  

I will be entering my card, in the following challenges:
Quirky Crafts Challenge #24  -- Going Around in Quirky Circles
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge #100 -- Vintage Christmas with a twist of non-traditional colors
Sister Act Challenge #85 -- Anything Goes

I hope everyone has a great day and many thanks for stopping by!

November 30, 2014

Winter Star

Morning everyone!  Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Pile it On Challenge.  The theme for this week's challenge is "Sprinkle It".  For my take on the the challenge, I heat embossed the white panel with Kaleidoscope embossing powder into which I sprinkled some silver sparkles... It's an easy way to add glitter without the mess or worry that the glitter will shed or rub off.

The image is DP's beautiful Winter Star.    The stars were die cut with framelits dies; then layered.  I added rhinestones and tiny diamond dot embellishments for extra sparkle; and fussy cut an extra center which I mounted to the card with dimensions.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar November Challenge -- It's All About Christmas
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT112714 -- Anything goes with optional twist:  add some winter sparkle 
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge #33 -- All About Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge #122 -- Anything Goes
Completely Christmas Challenge #40 -- Anything Goes with a twist - Something beginning with an S.  (I used stars.)
Creative Corner Challenge -- Winter Wonderland

Thanks so much for stopping by; I hope you have a wonderful week!

November 15, 2014

Gooble Gooble

Morning everyone!  Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge -- Anything Goes.  For my sample for the challenge, I created a Thanksgiving scene by combining the cute Quirky Turkey image and sentiment with the pumpkin maze from Mini Mazes Halloween.  The leaves behind the pumpkin maze are from Pumpkin Birdie Pre-colored.  I also used digi paper from Quirky Turkey for the die cut leaves which I mounted on the die cut border with dimensionals. 

I will be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
Delightful Weekly Challenge -- Happy Holidays (a project for any Holiday)
Brown Sugar Challenge #120 -- Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party -- pilgrims, indians, turkeys, scarecrows
Cut It Up Challenge #58 -- Let's Talk Turkey (Feature a turkey and use die cuts -- the leaves and border are die cuts.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

November 11, 2014

Lively Leaves

Morning, everyone!  Here's my try at clean and simple.  CAS designs are something I really struggle with... After many attempts that ended in the trash, I  finally created a CAS design that works without being blah.  Kudos to the creators of all the fabulous CAS designs on the web...You have my deepest respect and praise cause clean and simple sure isn't easy!

For this card, I used a Doodle Pantry set called Lively Leaves.  The leaves were paper-pieced (digitally)  The sentiment is also from the same set..

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge Week 45 -- CAS (clean and simple)
2 Cute Challenge #119 -- Orange, Yellow and Brown Coior Theme
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #44 -- Thanksgiving or Thankful
Melonheadz Friends Challenge -- Add a Sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great week and stay warm!

November 07, 2014

Simply CreateToo -- Challenge 74

Morning All!  Here's my card for  Challenge 74 at Simply Create Too which starts today, November 7, and ends on Thursday, November 20, at midnight CST.   The theme for Challenge 74 is Give Thanks/Thank You.

For my card, I used images and papers from Stampin' Up/MDS.  I paper-pierced the inner scallop circle and added tiny diamond dots to the crushed curry layer. Embellishments include a lace border and 3 large diamond dots stickers.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge -- Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and join in the fun challenge at Simply Create too.

November 01, 2014

Doodle Pantry Release

Morning everyone and a happy new month.  It's release day at Doodle Pantry and you are going to love all the new sets that are now available.  For my card, I combined two of the sets,  Sledding Charlie and Snow Globe Gala.

I grouped Charlie's image and one of the snow globes together.  Then added the sentiment on top of the the snow globe.  Although barely visible in the photo, I added fun flock to the white parts of the hat.  For extra dimension, I fussy cut an extra scarf, and adhered it in place with foam dots.   Glitter was also added to the snow.

When you stop by the Doodle Pantry Store to see all the new goodies, don't forget to check out the Specials for November!

Finally, want to let you know that I may not be able to post for a while until my new computer is fixed.  Sigh...

Thanks for stopping by!

October 26, 2014

Love You

Happy Sunday!  Gosh it's hard to believe November is almost here.  Just a quick post today since I have to finish getting my Halloween cards ready for the mail and get a stew simmering on the stove.

Today's card is one I made for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT102314 -- Anything Goes.  I used papers and a sentiment from MDS by Stamping' Up, and added a die cut border.  The sentiment was die cut, layered, and adhered to the border with embellishments.  Just had to add some rhinestone embellishments and this CAS card was done quick as a wink!

Thanks so much for stopping by; have a wonderful week!

October 23, 2014

Vintage Camera

Hi All!  Today's card is my take on Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-32.  The image is a beauty from Doodle Pantry called Vintage Camera.  I used the colored image and one of the sentiment that comes with the set.  DSP is from Stampin' Up.  

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:

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

October 22, 2014

Apple Market

Morning everyone.  Here's my card for October's From the Heart Stamps Free Stamp of the Month Challenge.  The image this month is the adorable Apple Market.  If you play along, you will get next month's set for free!

Before coloring the Apple Market image with Copics and shading the background with pastels, I added some digital paper piecing to the banner as well as the bushel.  The sentiment is also from the same set.  

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #44 -- Autumn Abundance
Crafty Sentiments Designs -- Use a Sentiment
Love to Create Challenge #138 -- Anything Goes/ Fall Colors
The Crazy Challenge CCH #182 -- Autumn Gatherings

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please excuse if the card's colors seem garish.  I made the mistake of adding a new update to my new computer and now iPhoto and Word are having all kind of quirks.  Grrr...  

October 17, 2014

Happy Holidays

Happy Friday, everyone.  I guess you could say this post is a test as it's the first post using my new computer.  Boy, things have changed since my last Mac...Took me half a day to figure out how to add scroll bars! Wanted to see how my photos would be uploaded and formatted using the new iPhoto software.  Looks like I may have to do some tweaking to the Blogger or iPhoto settings.

This card is one I made when I was w/o a computer.  I had printed off some digis on my old computer before it crashed due to a failed logic/video board.  The image I used is from a SU!/MDS set called Mingle All the Way.  I did some paper piecing and embellished with tiny pearls.  IRL, I really like how it looks, and will be mass producing it for Christmas.  Just have to change up the pearls with something flatter to make the design postage-friendly.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.

October 10, 2014

Vintage Ornaments

Yep, hard to believe that this is my second post of the day.  With all the computer craziness I've been having, I am thrilled to report my computer cooperated and I was able to load some photos to my computer w/o crashing.  It's the weirdest thing... Everything seems to be working fine, then the computer dies on me; and sometimes it  won't reboot.  I have an appointment with the Apple Store scheduled; hopefully they will be able to sort out the problem... Since the computer is old and the software is outdated,  I think  a new computer is in my future...   

My card today uses one of my favorite Christmas sets from Doodle Pantry.  It is called Vintage Christmas and comes in outline and a variety of colored images.  I grouped three of the colored ornaments together and paired them with a sentiment from Holiday Greetings.  Then, I printed the image off twice and fussy cut the bows and tops of the ornaments and added them to the base with foam dots for extra dimension.

I will entering this card in the following challenges:
The Alphabet Challenge -- R for Round or Rectangles (I used round sequins and rectangular shapes/die cuts.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend and go Orioles!

Simply Create Too Challenge #72

Good Morning, everyone!  Just a heads up to let you know that a new challenge starts today at Simply Create Too.  The theme for Challenge #72 is Halloween/Or Use Orange.  With Halloween just around the corner, we hope you join in the fun and share your Halloween creations with us.  

For my card, I used Bugaboo Stamps' Halloween Silhouette Scene which I layered on top of digital paper from SU!/MDS Watercolor Wonder DSP.  I also colored the house with warm gray Copics although the coloring is barely visible in the photo.  Since this is a large image, I keep the design simple; used lots of orange; and the only embellishments are a black dotted ribbon with a dotted flower.

I will also be entering my card in Bugaboos's Catch the Bug October Challenge -- Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Can't wait to see what you create!

October 01, 2014

Doodle Pantry Release


Morning everyone and a Happy October!  Sorry I haven't been around...  Having some computer issues that have been going on for 3-4 days.  Between bouts of my computer shutting down on me, I was able to get a few photos taken and downloaded in time for today's Doodle Pantry release. Today I am thrilled to share the cards showcasing two of the new sets.

My first card showcases Christmas Eve Ants.  Yep, those ants are at it again... don't you just love them sleeping in their walnut bed!  I used the outline ant image and did some digital paper piecing with digi papers from the same set. I also used Copics, colored pencils and pastels to color up the image.

For my next card,  I used the fun set called Holiday Patterns.   I combined one of the sentiments and a pre-colored holly sprig from the set to create the paper insert for the typewriter die cut.  After threading the paper through the typewriter, I used dimensionals to mount thee typewriter on top of the other die cut shapes.  This was a fun holiday card to make and will be easy to mass produce, too.

Also, a heads up.... All the new sets in October's Doodle Pantry release have been pre-reduced 25% with no coupon needed!  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

September 23, 2014

Flappy Birthday

Hi everyone!  Here's my card for September's From the Heart Stamps Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge.  The cutie image I used is from this month's set, Flappy Birthday

I colored the image with Copics and merged a sentiment from the set on top of a digital border from SU!/MDS.  Kept my design simple and only added 3 chevron die cuts with a button embellishment.

Thanks for your visit and enjoy the rest of the week!

September 19, 2014

Just Nutty


Good Morning and a Happy Friday.  One of my favorite sets from Doodle Pantry's mini release is Just Nutty.  This fun set is chock full of crafting goodness. Besides outline/colored images and digital papers, lots of fun sentiments  and accessories are also included. In fact, two preview sheets were needed to showcase everything!   

For my card, I combined one of the cute, colored squirrels with nuts and acorns images to carry out an autumn theme.  I also added die cuts leaves and used fall colors.  

I will be entering my card in the following fun challenges:
Creative Moments Challenge -- Anything Goes/Fall Colours
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT091814 -- Anything Goes/Twist is first day of Fall.
4 Crafty Girls Challenge 27 -- Anything Goes

Have a great weekend, and many thanks for stopping by!

September 16, 2014

Pumpkin Monkey

Hi all.  I am thrilled to announce that Doodle Pantry is releasing some new seasonal digis today; and I have a card to share which showcases one of these new sets, Pumpkin Monkey.  I  merged one of the fun, pre-colored monkeys with 2 different digital papers.  Then I die cut the image with a circle die; added different circular layers;  and embellished with some spirelli string art. This was a fun card to make.  Isn't the monkey the cutest!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie Challenge #78 -- Cute with Shades of Autumn
Fitztown Challenge No.53  -- Fall Colours Using Digital Elements
Come and Get it Challenges -- Use a Digi with an Autumn Theme

Hope everyone has a great week.  Thank you for stopping by!