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!

September 12, 2014

Simply Create Too Challenge #70

Morning everyone!  Today starts a new challenge at Simply Create Too.  For Challenge #70 the theme is Fall/Autumn and runs for two weeks.  We would be delighted if you enter the challenge and share your fall/autumn creations with us.

For my card, I used the whimsical Bugaboo image, Sign-Autumn.  I paper-pieced the image with digi paper from MDS/SU's Fall Memory Kit, and also merged the image on top of some stripe digi paper.  After adding some coloring/shading with Copics, I finished with a coat of clear glaze.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge -- Simply Stripe
Crafty Sentiments Challenge -- Spots and/or Stripes

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

September 10, 2014

HAPPY Halloween

Hi everyone!  I'm back today with an easy and fun card which was inspired by the Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge (GCC0908).  The theme is 'use happy in the sentiment'.

I combined different elements from SU!'s Seasonal Snapshots Project Life to create my card.  The ghost was fussy cut, layered and adhered with dimensionals.  Punched bats were also added to embellish the card.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

September 09, 2014

Holiday Mini Mazes -- Tree


Hi everyone,  So sorry I haven't been around lately.  It's been a hectic few weeks with life getting in the way of blogging.  Hopefully things will calm down and I can get back to posting on a more regular basis.

I finally have a card to share using another fun maze from Doodle Pantry's Holiday Mini Mazes.  I swear these mazes are addictive!  This time I combined the tree maze with the fun cookie jar from Everyday Jargon.  So happy to be able to add another Christmas card to my meager stash.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
One Sweet Challenge-September -- The holidays are coming!
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- Anything Goes (must be Christmas)

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

September 01, 2014

Doodle Pantry Release

Happy Labor Day to everyone in the States!  Hard to believe September is here already.  With the new month comes a New Release from Doodle Pantry; and I am delighted to share two cards today showcasing two of the new sets.  For my first card I used the new set, Holiday Mini Mazes, to create a snowy scene using the snowman maze. What fun!  I included a copy of the path of the maze on the inside of the card.  The background digi paper is from Snowman Pile-up and the trees are from Happy Trails Camper.  The sentiment is from SU!/MDS.

Next up is a card I made using the fun set called Yard Yabber.

This set is perfect for creating those hard to make masculine cards... In fact, the card above is one I made for my husband's birthday.  Love the sentiments in this set, and couldn't resist adding a candle to embellish my card.  

Be sure to stop by Doodle Pantry to see all the new goodies that were added this month.  In addition, don't forget to stop by the Specials Page to see this month's Special Products and get your coupon code for the 30% off sale going on now through September 6.  

Thanks for stopping by  Hope you have a great week!

August 19, 2014

Pumpkin PigWit

Hi All,  Just a quick post today.  Finally finished my card for From the Heart Digital Stamp of the Month August Challenge.  This month's set is called Pumpkin Pig Wit, and I think it's the cutest!

I colored this sweet image with Copics and colored pencils.  I kept my design simple; and just added a few die cut embellishments so this sweet piggy would take center stage.

Hope you all have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

August 18, 2014

Big Trucks

Happy start to a new work week.  Today, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Incy Wincy Challenge.  The theme is "things with wheels".  Perfect timing too as I I couldn't wait to use the new DP set, Big Trucks.  By merging a sentiment from Birthday Accessories on the side of the truck, I was able to dress up this image for a birthday celebration.  

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge -- Masculine Birthday
Crafting Musketeers Challenge#16 -- 1, 2, 3 (I used 1 image, 2 sentiments, and 3 balloons.)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes w/Di's Digis
613 Avenue Create Challenge #85 -- Anything Goes with no optional twist

Thanks for the visit and have a great day!

August 15, 2014

Hugs and Fishes

Happy Friday!  I've been wanting to play with this image for some challenges all week. So glad I got it done in time.  This cute whale is from a Doodle Pantry set called Winter Eskimo. I used the outline whale image from the set and added some digital paper piecing to the underside of the whale.  Coloring was done with Copics.   After coloring the image, I fussy cut in out by hand and mounted it with dimensionals on top of the water background paper. The sentiment is also from the same set.  All papers are by Stampin Up.  I used various die cuts and punches to finish my design.  I'm happy with how this turned out; and think it will be a fun birthday card for one of the little guys in our family.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Milk Coffee Challenge -- Add Stripes
Pile It On #22 -- Primary Colors

Thanks for your visiting.  Have a great day!

Simply Create Too Challenge #68 -- Monochromtic Madness

Morning Everyone!  Today's starts a new challenge at Simply Create Too. The theme for Challenge #68 is Monochromatic Madness.  This challenge runs through August 28.  Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  Sure hope you join in the fun!

For my card I used one of the flower images from the Flower Patch brush set by MDS /SU! as well as 5 coordinating dies from the Flower Fair Framlits  die set by Stampin Up.  The sentiment die cut is by Cuttlebug.  Patterned digi papers are by Doodle Pantry.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #29 -- Anything Goes with Die Cuts

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great weekend!

August 11, 2014

School Bus Ants

Happy Monday!  I have a back-to-school card to share today.  My starting point was Sweet Sketch-2 23, which I turned on its side.  I combined images and digi papers from two Doodle Pantry sets -- School Bus and Ant Accents Color Plus.  This was a fun card to make and easy too as I used the pre-colored images from the sets.

I will be entering this card in the following inspiring challenges!
QRS Stampede Challenge #110 -- Back to School
Come and Get It Challenge -- Back to School

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a great week!

August 06, 2014

Mustache Messages

Hi everyone!  Today I have a flip it card to share made with the help of a Circle Flip its Die by Sizzix.  The image combines elements from two different Doodle Pantry sets -- The mustache image, sentiment and digi paper are from Mustache Messages; and the goose (which I cropped) is from Goose Me.  This was a fun card to make and easy too!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge -- "B" items (I used buttons, a bow, with browns, beiges and a touch of black colors.)
Crafty Cardmakers #120 -- Fancy Folds

Thanks so much for stopping by; have a great day!

August 01, 2014

Carousel Dolphin

Happy August!  Gosh summer seems to be rushing by.  With the new month comes a new release by Doodle Pantry; and I am excited to share one of the new releases, Carousel Dolphin.  I love the vintage feel of this sweet image.  It brings back many wonderful memories of summer vacations, carnivals, and trips to the amusements park.

I colored the image with Copic markers and colored pencils.  Edges were distressed with Crushed Curry ink.  I used lots of layers and a scallop border die cut.  Finishing touches include a silver ribbon and metal embellishment.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #46 -- Anything Goes (square or rectangular)
Divas by Designs July 30 -- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #83 -- Summer Colours

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend; many thanks for stopping by!