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!

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!