April 16, 2015

Warbler and Magnolias



Hi All!  I'm back today with my take on this week's i {heart} sketches with a twist No. 105.  I turned the sketch on its side and kept my design very simple to allow the beautiful image to take center stage.

I used a new From The Heart Stamps image called Warbler and Magnolias.  I merged the image on top of grey dotted paper and colored the image digitally.  Then finished my design with a daisy embellishment.

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
Creative Moments Challenge 66 -- Anything Goes/Spring or Easter
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT041615 -- anything goes/optional twist is CAS

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you are enjoying a wonderful day!

April 14, 2015

Monkey Peeps



Hi all!  Today's card was a fun card to make and much easier to put together than it sounds in my description.  To make the fun scene, I combined images from the following Doodle Pantry sets:

The monkey image is from Monkey Peeps.
The palm tree I used is from the Lil Gorilla Jungle
The sand is from the Palm Tree set. I cropped the sand from one of the images, resized the sand portion, and added texture to create a new 'larger' sand base.
The tropical fruit and flower image is from the Aloha set.  

To create the scene, I first pasted the palm tree in a Word document.  Next, the"new" larger sand base was pasted on top of the palm tree. Then the monkey was pasted behind the palm tree.  Finally, I placed the tropical fruit and flower on top of the sand.  After all the images were merged/grouped together, I added the sky background behind the images.

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

April 05, 2015

Happy Easter



Happy Easter; I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend.  This cute image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is called Flower Critters -- Bunny. The image was colored digitally. I combined the image with a sentiment from MDS by SU!; and embellished the card with a handmade flower.  

I will be entering this card in Catch the Bug April Anything Goes Challenge.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

April 01, 2015

Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge 4

Happy April!  Today starts a new Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge (AIMPDC4) on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  The theme is anything goes and is not limited to Doodle Pantry images; you can use any company's image as long as it's digital.  The challenge runs through April 24; and the random winner of the $15 Doodle Pantry gift certificate will be announced on the 26th of the month. 

With Easter this coming weekend, I thought I'd share one of the Easter cards I made using a maze from the Doodle Pantry's set, Mini Mazes Spring.  I just added a fuzzy pink nose and layered the bunny maze on top of digi paper from Easter Fun Digi Paper Pack.  The sentiment is from another DP set, Easter Egg Ants.

Thanks so much for stopping by; and to those of you that celebrate --  Happy Easter!

March 30, 2015

Easter Trio



Hi all!  Here's my card for From the Heart Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge for the month of March.  This is a progressive challenge, meaning you need to play along to receive the next image for free.

Easter Trio is From the Heart Stamps set this month.  All three images as well as the sentiment I used are among the goodies this set includes.  After paper-piecing the cloud background digitally and adding digital coloring, I printed the image twice, so I could cut the images out and adhered them to the image panel with foam dots for added dimension.  

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #135 -- Spring Has Sprung
Pile it On Challenge #62 -- Easter/Spring 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

March 27, 2015

Party Hat Birdbrain



Happy Friday!  Here's my take on this week's  i {heart} sketch challenge -- Sketch 102.  Isn't this image a hoot... It's a new one From the Heart Stamps called Party Hat Birdbrain.  I paper-pieced the party hat digitally and also added digital coloring.

I will also be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
QKR Stampede Challenge 132 -- Add a Sentiment

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Many thanks for stopping by!

March 23, 2015

Card Cut Falling Ants

Morning everyone!  Just a heads up to let you know a new cutting file called Card Cut Punctuate It has been added to the Doodle Pantry shop.  Since this new set includes both SVG and png files, I  was able to combine one of the png frames with an older DP set, Falling Ants Combo, to make the card shown above.

 

I  changed the colors and did some digital paper-piecing of the frame.  I also digitally colored the Falling Ants image to match. 

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
RRR Challenge #114 -- Bright Spring Colors with Ribbon or Trim
Crafty Ribbons (03/19) -- Anything Goes with Ribbon
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT031915 -- Anything Goes with (opt.) Twist-- favorite something -- (My favorite is lace ribbon.)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great week.

March 14, 2015

Lucky Birdbrain



Just a quick post tonight as I am making the challenge deadline by the skin of my teeth. Here's my take on i {heart} Card Sketches -- Sketch 100 with a twist: CAS (clean and simple).  Congratulations to Faith and her team for reaching the 100 mark!

The image I used is one of my favorite FTHS -- Lucky Birdbrain Chick.  Yep, I'm a birdbrain addict.  I can't help it... they make me giggle.

For my card,  I went with the twist and kept my design clean and simple.  Besides the button, I added some flower soft to the base of the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Doggies and Things



Morning everyone!  I have two cards to share today using the fun set, Doggies and Things, to create a center-step card.  I also borrowed the bow tie and birthday hat from these two Doodle Pantry sets: Hats and Things and Just Nutty.  

To create the image, I combined both pre-colored and outline images from the sets mentioned above. I added digital paper piecing as well some coloring to the cute doggie and changed the colors of the birthday hat to match.

For the second card,  I used the same Doodle Pantry digi images -- just changed up the design and added 2 layers of grass die cuts and a button embellishment.

Also want to let you know that Doodle Pantry is one of the sponsors for the Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #36 which starts today.  If you enter the challenge, you have a chance to win a $10 Doodle Pantry gift certificate.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!

March 05, 2015

No Snow Birdbrain




Yep, I'm protesting winter!  Enough is enough already... I honestly have had it with freezing rain, ice, snow and frigid temps.  Made this card while another 7 inches of snow fell.  At least our area didn't get as much snow as the surrounding counties.

Aren't this image and sentiment a hoot!  Both are from a FTHS set called No Snow Birdbrain.  I also used this week's I {heart} Card Sketch with a Twist #99.  I included the twist, which was to use lots of glitter; sorry I couldn't get a good photo that showed all the sparkle added to the snow.  Paper-piecing the scarf and shovel's handle was done digitally as well as the coloring of the image.

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
I {heart}Card Sketch with a Twist #99 -- Sketch with twist-use lots of glitter
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge -- Paper Piecing and/or Paper Piercing
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 1 -- Free Style (Anything Goes)
D.R.S. Designs Challenge #164 -- Hot Trends-Button It (use buttons)
Little Red Wagon Challenge #279 -- Birds of a Feather
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT030515 -- Anything Goes w/opt. twist-texture

Thanks so much for stopping by; hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods.

March 01, 2015

Funky Sock Monkey with Mini Mazes




Morning everyone!  March's Ants In My Pantry Digital Challenge starts today on the Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles Blog.  The challenge will go live at noon EST.  Starting this month, the AIMPDC theme will always be 'anything goes' using a digital image.   More information regarding the challenge can be found here starting at noon EST.

My card for the AIMPDC#3 combines two fun DP sets, Funky Sock Monkey and Mini Mazes.  This was an easy, fun card to make.  Digital coloring of the outline sock monkey was done using photoshop elements.  Then, I just merged the monkey and maze images on top of dotted digi paper and grouped them together in a Word document before printing.

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
Digitally Sweet Challenge DSC129 -- Anything Goes
QRS Stampede Challenge #128 -- Circles
Meljen's Designs Challenge #249 -- Seeing Spots
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT022615 -- Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope March brings better weather to your neck of the woods.

February 27, 2015

Simply Create Too Challenge 80



Hi all,  Today starts a new challenge on Simply Create Too which runs through March 12.  The theme for Challenge 80 is St. Patrick's Day/or use mostly green on your creation.   We would love for you to join in the fun and share your St. Pat's/mostly green creations with us.

My card for the challenge uses the Irish Birdie image by Doodle Pantry.  I let this adorable image take center stage and layered on doilies, pearls and a bow with flower to finish my design.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #98 -- Anything Green

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Many thanks for stopping by.

February 17, 2015

Funky Sock Monkey



Morning everyone!  It's Tuesday and that means a new release at Doodle Pantry.  Lots of new goodies are in the shop.  Plus all the new releases are marked down 25% for today only, February 17.

For today's release, I made a sample using the new set, Funky Sock Monkey.  This darling set was created to help support Operation Write Home.  One dollar of every sale of this product will be donated to this worthy cause.

For the card above, I combined one of the pre-colored monkeys and papers from Funky Sock Monkey with a cropped balloon and sentiment from one of my older favorites, Winter Birthday.  After cropping the balloon, I added paper-piecing. Then I merged the balloon and monkey images together.  The balloon embellishment was made with dies from Lil' Inker Designs.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope everyone dealing with the snow and frigid temps stay safe and warm.

February 09, 2015

Little Critters


Hi everyone, hope all is well and you are seeing some sun in your neck of the woods.  It's been cold and dreary here with a mix of rain, sleet and snow expected later today... At least the weather gives me an excuse to stay indoors and get busy finishing up some Valentine's cards for the little ones in the family.

By combining a conversation heart from Doodle Pantry's Heart Candy Ants with one of the images from Little Critters, I was able to turn this cutie raccoon into a fun Valentine.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #124 -- Anything with a twist of hearts
Make My Monday -- Valentines
The Outlawz CAS Challenge (CAS020815) -- include hearts and/or flowers on your CAS project.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

February 06, 2015

Birdbrain Conversation Hearts


Happy Friday!  Just a quick post today to share the card I made using sketch 096 from i {heart} card sketches.  I rotated the sketch; and instead of using a circle, I added a die cut sentiment to embellish my card.  The image is the super cute Birdbrain Conversation Hearts.

I will be entering my card in this week's From The Heart challenge -- i {heart} card sketches with a twist #no.96.

Hope you have a great weekend and many thanks for stopping by!

February 03, 2015

Ants In My Pantry Digital Challenge 2


I'm back with a heads up... A new Ants In My Pantry Challenge (AIMPDC2) starts today on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  The theme for this month's challenge is to use candy (and optional add some ribbon).

For my card, I used the outline mouse with heart candy from Doodle Pantry's Valentine Mice set. The digi paper and sentiment are from the same set.  The sentiment and extra heart candies were adhered to the card with foam dots for added dimension.

I will be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
Crafting From the Heart Challenge 45 -- Anything Goes
 2 Cute Ink Challenge #122 -- Valentines/Love
Crafty Boots Challenge -- Hearts and Valentines
Dream Valley Challenge #99 -- Valentine's Day
Jellypark Friends February Challenge -- Love is in the Air
House of Cards Challenge -- Love

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Aussie Critters





Hi everyone.  It's Tuesday and that means a new release at Doodle Pantry.  All new products released today will be marked down 25% today and tomorrow, February 3-4! 

My card showcases the lyrebird image from the adorable new set, Aussie Critters.  I used the outline image and had fun changing up the colors and doing some digital paper piecing.

I will be entering this card in the following challenge:

When you stop by Doodle Pantry to see the latest releases, be sure to check out the Free With Purchase and Freebies pages.  There are lots of awesome sets that can be yours for free just by making a purchase; or get totally free sets to try before you buy!

Have a great day and many thanks for stopping by!  

January 30, 2015

Simply Create Too Challenge 78 -- Valentine's Day or Use Hearts



Morning Everyone!  Just a heads up to let you know that a new challenge starts today on Simple Create Too and runs through February 12. The challenge theme is Valentine's Day or Use Hearts.  Hope you join in the fun and share your Valentine creations with us.

For my card, I used one of Bugaboo's fun Stella images from the set, Stupid Cupid.  Every notice how stupid rhymes with Cupid?... Yep, that's the sentiment that comes with the set; and I couldn't resist including it on the inside of the card.  

Hope this card brings some smiles.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

January 27, 2015

Little Girl Valentines


Morning everyone!  Today, Doodle Pantry has released some new sets, and my card showcases the new Little Girl Valentines set, which is Free with Purchase, today ONLY,  January 27.

This set includes both outline and colored images.  For my design,  I merged two of the colored images (the dinosaur and crown), and inserted them in a heart shape backed with MDS digi paper.  By using colored images and a simple layout, this card was a snap to put together.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #229 -- Anything Goes with the Color Purple
That Craft Place -- Love/Valentine

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope everyone experiencing the blizzard on the East Coast are safe and warm.  

January 20, 2015

Valentine Mice and Words of Heart



Hi everyone!  Today Doodle Pantry is releasing 6 new sets, and I used 2 of the sets, Valentine Mice and Words of Heart to create my card.  Here's a preview of all the neat stuff these sets include:

  

For my design, I merged 2 images and 1 solid digi paper together.  First, I pasted the beige digi paper from Valentine Mice in a Word document.  Next, the Heart Words image was pasted on top of the digi paper. Last, I pasted the mouse with balloons on top and grouped all 3 layers together.

An extra fussy cut balloon was adhered to the card with foam dots.  Simple punched flowers with candy dot embellishments finish my design.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:

Many thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!