October 22, 2015

Cornucopia


Hi All!  Here's my card for October's Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge by From the Heart Stamps.   I will also be entering my card in this week's FTHS's i {heart] sketches 123 with a twist -- use stitching.

The month's freebie set is Cornucopia.  I used the image and one of the sentiments to make my card.  I colored the image digitally,  added stitching, and embellished the card with a cluster of die cut leaves and a twine bow. 

Enjoy the rest of your day and many thanks for stopping by!

October 12, 2015

Spooky Worms with Toothbrush




Morning all,  today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Craft Your Passion Challenge #283.  The theme is always anything goes.

For my card, I combined two fun DP sets, Spooky Worms and Toothpaste and Toothbrush.  The sketch I used is last week's Tuesday Morning Sketches #321.

Be sure to check out Doodle Pantry's specials.  Everything in the Halloween category is already marked 25% off until October 31. In addition, Thanksgiving and Christmas categories are marked 20% off until November 1... Nothing like a good sale to jumpstart your holiday crafting!

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

October 01, 2015

Candy Corn

Gosh, where did September go?  Yep, October's here already and with the new month starts a new Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge #10.  The challenge is posted on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  The theme is 'any digi goes'.  

For my card today, I went with a Halloween theme and used the pre-colored jar with candy corn, topper and digital paper from Doodle Pantry's Everyday Jargon.  Also added a label with sentiment to the jar as well as a candy corn maze from Mini Mazes Halloween (which I colored digitally).  

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions Challenge #274 -- Dots and Stripes
The Crafty Challenge 2 -- Spots or Strips/anything goes
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge 86 -- Anything Goes or Halloween

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Sure hope you join us for the Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge!

September 30, 2015

Snow Ball Ants in Snow Globe



Hi all!  I'm back with another Christmas card.  This time I combined images from Doodle Pantry's Snowball Ants and Snow Globe Gala sets.  This was a quick and easy card to put together as I kept my design simple and used precolored images.  The snowy background is one of my all-time favorite digi papers for winter scenes... It's from another DP set, Snowman Pile-up.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

September 28, 2015

Moose Be Christmas


October's almost here and I am way behind making Christmas cards for my stash...  So I took some time yesterday and made this card using the darling Moose Friends set from Doodle Pantry.

The Christmas lights are actually from another DP set, COLOR Holiday Sheep.  I cropped and pieced the lights from the sheep image, then merged the lights on top of the moose to look as if the lights are wrapped around the antlers.

I'm pleased with how this turned out and hope you like it too!  I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #163 -- Addicted to Holidays (holiday theme)
CHNC Challenge 248 -- stick it down (I used sticky-backed rhinestones to embellish my card.)
Sweet Stampin' -- Use a non-white card base

Thanks so much for stopping by!

September 27, 2015

Birdbrain Jack-O-Lantern




Hi all, just a quick post tonight to share my card using  i [heart} sketches with a twist, Sketch 119. The cute image is From The Heart Stamps' Birdbrain Jack-O-Lantern.  The image was colored and paper-pieced digitally; then merged on digi paper. Also, couldn't resist adding goggle eyes to the jack-o-lantern.

Hope everyone has a great week.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

September 19, 2015

Pumpkin Patch Girl



Can you believe I finished my card for September's Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge almost two weeks ahead of my usually last minute post.  This month's From the Heart Stamps freebie set is called Pumpkin Patch Girl (Faithful Friends).  I also will be entering my card in this week's i {heart) card sketches with a twist #118.

I colored the darling image digitally then merged the image on top of a watercolor background.  Additions include a small crystal embellishment as well as a sentiment from the set which I punched out, layered, and mounted with a foam dot.

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

September 10, 2015

Candy Corn Ants


Those Doodle Pantry ants are at it again... This time they are "dressed up" for Halloween and taking off with a candy corn.  The cute digi image, sentiment and paper are from the set, Candy Corn Ants COLOR.  This set comes with both pre-colored and outline images.  For my card, I use the outline image and colored it digitally.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge 140 -- anything goes plus a sentiment
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT91015 --anything goes/twist "all dressed up"
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge 109 -- Tic Ta Toe (die cuts, digi image, sentiment)
Little Red Wagon Challenge #306 -- use a digi stamp

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

September 08, 2015

Christmas Greetings


Hi All!  Here's a Christmas card using the new Christmas Greetings set by From the Heart Stamps.  By the way, this set was only a dollar -- what a bargain! 

I merged the image on top of a watercolor background.  Image was colored and paper pieced digitally.  Although barley visible in the photo, glitter was added to the snow at the bottom of the image.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
A Snowflake Promise Challenge 5 -- Winter or Christmas Theme
Craft our Passion Challenge 278 -- Always Anything Goes

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

September 01, 2015

Feathery Friends


Happy September, everyone!  Here's my card for the Ant's in My Pantry Digital Challenge #9 which starts today on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  The theme is anything goes as long as you use a digi.  Sure hope you join in the fun.

For my card, I kept my design CAS, and used one of Doodle Pantry's pre-colored digital images and digi paper from the Feathery Friends set.  I also added a sentiment to the front of the image.  The sketch is by Freshly Made Sketches.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  Hope you have a great week!

August 29, 2015

Candy Cane for Snowman

Hi everyone.  Here's my card for the Digital Stamp of the Month as well as i {heart} card sketch with a twist #116 challenges at From The Heart Stamps.  The darling free stamp of the month for August is called Candy Cane for Snowman.  

For my take on the sketch, I turned the sketch 180 degrees.  The image was merged on top on some dotted dig paper.  I colored the image digitally, and also added some digital paper-piecing to the snowman's hat and scarf.  

I am thrilled to have my first Christmas card done!  I see a lot of snowman cards in my future... Thanks so much for stopping by, and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

August 26, 2015

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2



Hi everyone.  Today, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge.  I combined two Doodle Pantry sets, Autumn Critters and Lively Leaves, to create my card.

For my take on the sketch, I turned the sketch on its side and went with a Fall theme. I merged the acorns and leaf images together; then added the sentiment on top.  The large leaf and tops of the acorns were paper-pieced with digi papers from the Autumn Critters set.  Both the coloring of the acorns as well as the paper-piecing were done digitally.

Sure hope you give this sketch a try since it's a fun one and easy to work with.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

August 21, 2015

Little Lighthouse



Evening everyone.  Today's card is my take on Try Stampin'-Or Not-on Tuesday Challenge #232.  The Little Lighthouse image is from Doodle Pantry.  I used the outline image from the set, colored it digitally, and merged it on top of cloud digi paper.

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafts for Eternity R#240 -- Summer theme

Enjoy the weekend and thank you for stopping by.

August 06, 2015

Birdbrain Graduate


I've been playing catch up on cards that I missed sending/posting when my husband was in the hospital.  Here's one I made for a dear cousin who is heading to Syracuse University in a couple of weeks.  Congratulations, Samantha!

I started with a sentiment and border from a MDS/Stampin' Up! set that I love.  (SU! has since discontinued their MDS line, which I dearly miss).  Then I merged the whimsical Birdbrain Graduate image by From the Heart Stamps on top for a bit of fun. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend and thank you for stopping by!

August 01, 2015

AIMPDC#8 -- School Birdie


Happy August.  It's the first of the month and that means a new Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge #8 (AIMPDC#8) starts today on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  Sure hope you join in the fun for a chance to win a wonderful prize.

Summer is flying by and school will be starting before we know it.  So how could I not make a card celebrating my great nephew's first day of nursery school... I combined Doodle Pantry's School Birdie image with a blackboard image from another fun set, School Sheep COLOR Plus.  The background digi paper is from Doodle Pantry's School Time Digi Paper Pack.  I colored and paper-pieced both the blackboard and birdie images digitally; added a border and banner die cuts; then finished my design with some candy dot embellishments.

Thanks so much for your visit.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

July 30, 2015

Inner Tube Birdbrain



Morning everyone, gosh summer is flying by...  I'm finally back with my card for From The Heart Stamps --  July's Free Stamp Of the Month Challenge.  This month's set is a hoot.  It's called Inner Tube Birdbrain and has lots of fun images and sentiments.

I will be making the challenge deadline by the skin of my teeth; so I am going to keep this post short and head on over to the challenge to get my card entered.

Hope everyone has a great day and thanks for stopping by!

July 12, 2015

Cute Cake



Happy Sunday Morning!  Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 318.  For my take on the challenge, I combined two Doodle Pantry sets -- Cute Cake and Rounded Wishes FREE w/purchase.

 I used a mix of the inspiration colors for my digital coloring and paper piecing, as well as the various layers.  Love these bright happy colors and thought they would be perfect for a feminine birthday card.

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

July 09, 2015

Seahorse Snow Globe



Hi all!  Here's my take on Tuesday Morning Sketches #308.  I merged/grouped images from two different Doodle Pantry sets  -- Seahorse Habitat COLOR plus and Snow Globe Gala -- to create the seahorse snow globe.

This card came together quickly as I used colored images from both sets.  Merging the images was easy to do too since the colored PNG images have transparent backgrounds.  Formatting was done in a Word document.  First, I sized the images to fit together; then I pasted the seahorse habitat on top of the snow globe.

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT070915 -- Anything Goes with a 'use die cuts' twist

Thanks so much for stopping by!

July 02, 2015

I Heart Sketches



Hi, everyone  Here's my take on this week's i {heart} sketch 113 with a twist.  The adorable mouse image is a new freebie by From The Heart Stamps called Mouse Balloon.  The image was colored digitally.  I added a sentiment from the set inside the balloon; and merged the image on top of dotted digi paper -- one of my favorites things/techniques to do with digis.  

I will also be entering my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiment Challenge 135 -- Animal(s) plus a sentiment
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #122 -- Anything Goes with Ribbon

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their day and many thanks for stopping by.

June 27, 2015

Feathery Friends



Good Afternoon, everyone.  Just a quick post today to share a bright, happy card on this rainy afternoon.  I used an image from Doodle Pantry's Feathery Friends to make my card.  The digi paper I used to paper-piece the feathers and make the green fishtail banner is from the same set.  I also added some digital coloring to the image and embellished the circular panel with some Spirelli string art.

BTW, Doodle Pantry is having a sale!  Everything in the shop's Patriotic Category is marked down 25% through July 5.  Click here to go directly to the site. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day!



Happy Weekend!  Here's a Father's Day card I made for my husband.  I used Sketch 112 by i {heart} sketches with a twist.  The fun image is Super Birdbrain by From The Heart Stamps.  This is a great set -- besides the fun image there are lots of sentiments included.

For my take on the sketch I changed things up a bit by using a square base rather than a rectangle.  I merged the image on top of digital paper; colored the image digitally; then die cut.  To make the sentiment panel, I first cut out the sentiment; added a half circle and a gold star before mounting the sentiment beneath the image.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope all the dads have a great day on Sunday.

June 17, 2015

Prickles Says Hello

Hi everyone.  I'm finally posting my card for The Digital Stamp of Month Challenge by From the Heart Stamps.  June's Free Stamp of the Month for this progressive challenge is Prickles Says Hello and it's the cutest!

 I digitally colored and paper pieced the image; and also merged the image on top of a digital striped background.  Since the colors I used are bright and bold, I kept the design simple and only added a few embellishments including a paper bow and buttons.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of the week!

June 05, 2015

Twain Quips and Gazania




I am happy to announce that Doodle Pantry is releasing 4 new digital sets today -- including Twain Quips,  I used one of the quips as the main focus of my card; I think it works as a wonderful sentiment for many occasions. The bright and colorful background digi paper as well as the flower are both from Gazania Color Plus set, released earlier this year.  

I cut an extra flower out by hand and added it to card with pop dots for extra dimension.  I also included a die cut swirl and punched leaves.  Finishing touches include rhinestones and sequins.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiment Challenge 133 -- Bingo (I used row 2 - Pattern Paper, Digi Stamp, Paper punch.) 
Through the Purple Haze Challenge -- June-Use Bright Colors
The Paper Shelter Challenge 206 -- Make It Colorful
Crafting by Designs -- June Anything Goes Challenge

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

June 01, 2015

Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge #6


Hi All!  Just a heads up to let you know that a new AIMPDC #6 has been posted on the Doodle Pantry Blog .  My card for the challenge combines 2 Doodle Pantry sets, Dahlia Color Plus and Basil Plant Color Plus.  Sentiment is from Baking Bear Updated.

I merged the outline Dahlia in front of the pre-colored Basil Plant image.  The dahlia blossom and bud were paper-pieced digitally.  I also colored the dahlia's bud and stems digitally.  Although barely visible in the photo, I cut out parts of the dahlia image and layered them on the card with pop dots for extra dimension.

I will be entering this card in the following challenge:
A Gem of A Challenge #145 -- Flowers
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR #201 -- Freestyle
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge TT052815 -- Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #238 -- Anything Goes with Flowers

Hope you join us for the challenge for a chance  to win some wonderful prizes.  For more details, check out the challenge post here.  Many thanks for stopping by.

May 26, 2015

Thimble Bouquet



Still trying to catch up on some challenges, and the i {heart} sketches and Outlawz challenges are among my favorites.

For this card, I used i {heart} card sketches with a twist - No. 110.  The image is Thimble Bouquet by From The Heart Stamps. I colored the image digitally and paired the image with a Doodle Pantry sentiment. 

I will also be entering my card in the Outlawz Greetings Challenge (GCC52515) -- Anything Goes.

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

Stella Says Sketch Challenge 309



Hi everyone.  Just a quick post tonight to share my card for the Stella Says Sketch Challenge 309 over at Catch the Bug before I miss the deadline.  I used the fun Bugaboo digi image, Fried Chicken, which I colored digitally.  I paired the image with a Doodle Pantry sentiment and Go Wild digii paper.  I also paper-pieced the sunglasses with the same digi paper.

Well, I'm off to bed so I'll say goodnight and wish you sweet dreams.  Thanks for stopping by!

May 23, 2015

Apple Blossom Birds




Hi All!  Here's my card for May's FTHS Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge.  For this month's progressive challenge, the From The Heart Stamps set is Apple Blossom Birds.  Besides the image, the set includes a wonderful selection of sentiments including the one I die cut and added to the card with pop dots. 

I colored the sweet birds and flowers digitally and paper-pieced the branch.  Then I merged the image on top of SU!/MDS digi paper in a Word document.  I also cut out (the old fashioned way) three extra apple blossoms and adhered them to the card with pop dots for extra dimension.   Finishing touches include a die cut border and a Jollee's Botique fence embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the holiday weekend!

May 18, 2015

Snowy Egret


It's good to be back!  Sorry I've been MIA... My husband was hospitalized  at the beginning of the month. I am thrilled he is now home, doing well and things are pretty much back to normal.

Finally spent some time in my craft room and created this card using the new Doodle Pantry set, Snowy Egret.  I combined one of the pre-colored images with a sentiment and digi papers from the set to create this quick and easy card.

Be sure to stop by the Doodle Pantry shop to see the wonderful new sets just released.  Hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather and spring flowers.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

May 02, 2015

Cute Crawlie




Morning All.  Just a quick post to let you know that a new Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge has been posted on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  Plus some wonderful new sets have been added to the Doodle Pantry Store.

My card showcases one of the new sets, Cute Crawlies.  Here's a preview of all the fun images this set includes:



I combined the sweet butterfly and flower images as well as one of the digi papers from the set to create my card.  Sentiment is from SU!/MDS.

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

April 23, 2015

Hamlet Pigwit Being Shy



Hi All, Here's my take on I {heart} card sketches with a twist #No 106.  This week's twist is to use a two word sentiment.  For my card, I combined two From the Heart Stamps -- Hamlet PigWit Being Shy and Spring Fence -- to create the garden scene. The two word sentiment is a die cut. 

I paper-pieced the fence with grunge wood digi paper from Doodle Pantry.  Both paper-piecing and coloring were done digitally.

I will also be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge #212 -- National Garden Month

Many thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

April 22, 2015

Flower Ladybug Love


Just a quick post tonight to share the card I made to enter in Bugaboo's April Bingo Challenge.  I used the bingo items listed in the first row across:  flower theme; a button and a Bugaboo image.

The cutie patootie image I used is Bugaboo's Flower Ladybug Love.   I colored the image digitally and added an anniversary sentiment.  

Thanks for stopping by!  

April 21, 2015

Rubber Boots


Hi everyone!  Every spring when the temps warm up and we get lots of rain, tiny sugar ants manage to find a way into my craft room through the weep holes in the window tracks... I'm not a big fan of ants except for the fun digi kind!  So after a morning debugging the area, I was inspired to create a spring card using two Doodle Pantry sets -- Rubber Boots and Ant Accents Color.  

The rubber boots image was paper-pieced and colored digitally.  Although not visible in the photo, the flowers were glazed and sprinkled with glitter for added sparkle and shine.  

I will be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
The Paper Girls Challenge #64 -- April Showers Bring May Flowers
Pile It On Challenge #65 -- April Showers Bring May Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a fun day!

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!