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!

January 12, 2015

Moo Birdie


Good Evening, everyone.  Just a quick post tonight to share a fun card using 2 Doodle Pantry sets,  Moo Birdie and the freebie set, Triple Chicks.   I paper pieced the outline Moo Birdie images digitally using digi papers, including black dotted paper.  Then I merged some chicks from Triple Chicks on top of Moo Birdie, in a Word document.  After printing the combined images, I added coloring and shading with Copics and colored pencils mixed with gamsol.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles Challenge -- Tic Tac Toe (I used more than 2 Layers, Ribbon & Faux Stitching.)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and don''t forget to stop by Doodle Pantry tomorrow to see the new batch of sets being released!

January 08, 2015

The Outlawz -- Twisted Thursday Challenge (TT010815)

Morning everyone!  Today starts a new Twisted Thursday Challenge (TT010815) on The Outlawz; and I'm thrilled to be a guest designer for the challenge. For this week's challenge it's anything goes with an optional twist -- Gate Fold Card. The challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  Sure hope you join us for this fun challenge!
The Bugaboo image is Ava swing. Coloring was done with Copics.  I also decorated the swing and dressed Ava for Valentine's day using digital paper piecing, which is one of my favorite techniques.  I also fussy cut an extra bow and added it to to the image with dimensionals. 

I kept my design very simple.  The gate folded base is unadorned.  To hold the gatefold closed, I created a simple belly band and mounted the image on top with dimensionals.  Easy peasy to make and slides off easily too.

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge -- January: Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge -- Theme: Anything Goes; Stash: Anything Goes (My ribbon has been in my stash forever.)
Try It On Tuesday -- My Favorites Things (digital images/papers/paper-piecing technique; dies, and Copics.)
Top Tip Tuesday -- Keep It Simple Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Stay warm and have a happy weekend!

January 06, 2015

Ants In My Pantry Digital Challenge

Hi everyone!  I'm back again with a heads up to let you know, starting today, there is a new monthly Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge on the Doodle Pantry blog.  Be sure to stop by and read about the changes and the fabulous prizes you could win.

Each month there will be a new theme.  As January 11 is Milk Day, the theme this month is to use or feature something associated with milk and use buttons or brads (optional).  I had so much fun with this challenge I couldn't resist making two different cards.

For my first card, I merged pre-colored images from 2 different DP sets, Salty Snack Mice as well as Milk & Cookies.  The cheese digi paper is from Quirky Mouse (just changed the background color to match the image).  A dark pink button and bow finish the design.

The second card features one of the new releases,  Udder Fun Ants.  The digi paper is from an older DP set, Magnolia.  And yes, those black circles are buttons.  Unfortunately, the shadows filled in the button holes in my photo.

Can't wait to see what you create for the challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Roller Skates

Happy Tuesday!  Exciting news --  Doodle Pantry will be releasing new products every Tuesday, and the new products for that day will be marked down 25% off!!  Be sure to stop by the Doodle Pantry store to check out the new goodies and samples by the team.

For today's release, I worked with the new set, Roller Skates.  Here is a preview of everything this set includes:

For my card, I used one of the outline images from the set, and paper-pieced the laces with red dotted digi paper from Balloon Ants Color.  I also used the same paper for one of the background layers.  Coloring was done with Copics. Embellishments include Spirelli string art, a dotted bow and prima flower.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bow Z January Challenge CDB21 -- Anything Goes with a handmade bow
A Gem of a Challenge #135 -- Something New (My image and sentiment are new.)
Pile it On Challenge #50 -- Digi Paper and/or pre-colored digi image ( I used digi paper to paper-piece the laces of the roller skates and also use the same digi paper for one of the layers.

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

January 02, 2015

Let's Celebrate

Good Morning and a Happy New Year!  Today starts a new challenge at Simply Create Too.  Hope you join in the fun!  The theme for Challenge 76 is Let's Celebrate! -- It can be any type of celebration -- New Year's, birthday, etc.

For my card I used the fun Bugaboo digi stamp, Sign-It Celebration.  The image was colored and paper pieced digitally.  I also used a Doodle Pantry sentiment and SU!/MDS papers.

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
PDE Linky Party -- Celebrations

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

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!