April 28, 2010

DP - Caterpillar Hug

Here's another cutie from the Doodle Pantry. This fun digi set is called Caterpillar Hug and includes 3 sentiments. Doesn't it just make you smile!
Have a super evening and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps -- Caterpillar Hug by Doodle Pantry, PTI sentiment; Paper - PTI new leaf, SU! soft sky & really rust, GP white; Ink - SU! soft sky & sage green for sponging sky, Copic Markers & pencils with gamsol for coloring image; Accessories - Sakura orange glaze pen, flower soft, MM ribbon & chipboard flower, SU! oval punch, MS heart punch, Fiskars corner punch (Thanks, Vera!).

April 25, 2010

OCCC - Blooming Blossoms

Hi All! Today's card is for OCC's Challenge - Blooming Blossoms, issued by DT member, Dana Grothaus. Don't know about you, but I think I have about a zillion flower images in my stamp collection. By far, I think my favorites are the sunflowers.
Katy and Sue of KLM Digital Designs just sent me one of their new clear photopolymer sets called Sunflower Window Box Set, and I couldn't wait to ink it up for the blossom challenge! What fun!!
Many thanks to Katy & Sue (for the wonderful set), and to the OCC Design Team for the fun challenge and inspiration!
Have a great week everyone!
Supplies: Stamps - Sunflower Window Box Set - KLM Digital Designs; Paper - Canson manga drawing paper, PTI chocolate remix DSP, SU! crushed curry and bermuda bay; Ink - Memento tuxedo black, Copic Markers for coloring, blender ink for texturing leaf and background, Koh-I-Noor brown pencil with gamsol for shading around box and flower; Clear EP, Spellbinders Nestie die, buttons and twine from my stash.

April 24, 2010

Masculine Birthday

Happy Weekend! I have lots of masculine birthday cards I need to create and get in the mail over the next few weeks. Masculine cards have never been easy for me; but with the help of the new 'Go To Sketches' by Papercrafts and the 'Mainly Men Set' by A.Muse, I am happy to report that my first card is a done deal and ready for the mail.
Hope you have a great weekend, and thanks so much for taking the time to visit.
Supplies: Stamps - Mainly Men Set by A.Muse; Paper - PTI select white, SU! soft suede, dustry durango, bermuda bay, crushed curry, SU! DP; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia; Accessories - SU! punches - scallop edge, modern label, word window, SU! crushed curry marker, Copic marker in warm gray, Spellbinders Nestie die, metal dots.

April 20, 2010

DP - Caterpillar Mail

Hi All! Here's another fun doodle created by Laurie Wilson for the Doodle Pantry. This digital set is called Caterpillar Mail, and besides the image, this set includes 3 sentiments. Don't you just love that mushroom mailbox!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.
Supplies: Stamps - digital Caterpillar Stamp Set by Doodle Pantry; Paper - SU! yo yo yellow, lavender lace, MM DSP, GP white, generic white base; Ink - Copic Markers, Gelly Roll Stardust pen in pink, Sakura yellow glaze pen, SU! soft sky for sponging; Accessories -- colored pencils with gamsol, pastels for shading, Ribbon from Mike's, button and thread from my stash, Recollections epoxy dots, Spellbinders Nestabilities die, Cuttlebug EF, SU! oval punches, and dimensionals.

April 17, 2010

KLM - Sailboat

Just a quick post to share a card made with one of KLM Digital Designs new stamp sets. I just love this scene! This set is called My Father's Sailboat Stamp Set and also comes with a Father's Day sentiment. However, I think this scene is perfect for all kinds of masculine cards. In fact, I will be sending this card to my DS (he owns a sailboat)!
Supplies: Stamps - My Father's Sailboat Stamp Set by KLM Digital Designs, PTI sentiment; Paper - SU! not quite navy, real red and SU! DSP, PTI select white; Ink - Memento tuxedo black, various inks for sponging; Accessories - colored pencils with gamsol and Copic Markers for coloring, pastels, dimensionals, twine, SU! oval punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, faux sand.
PS. I colored table salt with reinkers to create my faux sand.

April 16, 2010

DP - Cuddly Bear

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a great day.
Here's a card that I made with one of the teddy bears from Doodle Pantry's Cuddly Bear set. Isn't he the cutest! This set include 2 sentiments and 2 of the sweetest bears. I added a a balloon from Joleee's boutique and Flower Soft grass to my card. Very quick and fun to make!
Enjoy your weekend!
Supplies: Stamps - Cuddly Bear image and sentiment from the Doodle Pantry; Paper - PTI select white, GP white, SU! barley banana, Recollection shimmery brown; Ink -- SU! soft sky and sage shadow, Memento pear tart, new sprout, and bamboo leaves for sponging, Copic Markers for coloring; Accessories - sponge daubers, dimensionals, SU! oval punches, buttons, Jolee balloon, Flower Soft.

April 14, 2010

Masking with Shapes

Here's one of my 'practice assignments' for a (My Creative Classroom) online class I'm taking called Sponged Ink Backgrounds for Cards. This particular technique uses shapes as masks. I used 2 masks for this project. The first mask was made with a Nestabilities die; the second mask was made with a MS leaf punch. I really like the look of this technique! The only stamp used on this card is the solid flower from the Verve set called Love's Flower.
I highly recommend this MCC class instructed by the talented Kim Teasdale!
Supplies: Stamps - Verve's Love Flower; Paper - watercolor card base, SU! sage shadow; Ink - SU! sage shadow, soft sky, old olive, Versafine spanish moss; Accessories - sponge daubers, clear embossing powder, MS ribbon, PTI scallop border die; MS butterfly punch, buttons and a pearl.

April 10, 2010

C4C32 -- Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Yep, it's easy as 1, 2, 3 over at Crazy 4 Challenges -- The challenge is to use 1 ribbon, 2 buttons or brads, and 3 punches on your project. First, I added 2 brads to my image. Then I made a flower pot out of 3 punches -- a 1" circle punch (cut in half), MS flower punch, and a handheld small circle punch for the center of the flower. I used my 1 ribbon to wrap around my flower pot before adding the flower accent. I had fun with this one!
Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! Garden Silhouettes; Paper - watercolor paper, SU! rose red, basic grey, pink pirouette, SU! DSP, generic white base; Ink - SU! going gray, basic gray for my image, SU! pink pirouette, pretty in pink and rose red for sponging; Accessories - 2 small SU! brads, 1"circle punch, MS flower punch, handheld small circle punch, small piece of ribbon, MS loopy border and corner punches, Spellbinder Nesties, foam tape and dimensionals.

April 08, 2010

OCCC - Break Out the Buttons!

Yippee, another button challenge. This week's Our Creative Corner Challenge is to break out the buttons! I love buttons so I couldn't resist joining in the fun.
For my creation, I used one of the new clear photopolymer stamp sets just released by KLM Digital Designs. I chose the crocus from the Crocus Window Box Stamp Set, and I am really impressed with how well it stamped. I colored my image with Prismacolor/Koh-I-Noor pencils and gamsol. Then I covered the entire flower with a VersaMark pen before embossing with clear embossing powder. Except for some layering, I kept my design very simple and clean. Hope you like the results.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!!
Supplies: Stamps - Crocus Window Box Stamp Set by KLM Digital Designs; Paper - PTI select white, SU! elegant eggplant; Ink - Versafine onyx black, VersaMark pen; Accessories - Prismacolor & Koh-I-Nor pencils, gamsol, Sizzix & Cuttlebug embossing folders, Spellbinders deckle Nesties, dimensionals, buttons.

April 07, 2010

MOJO133 - Mariposa Lily

Hi everyone! Today's card is for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge #133. My Doodle Pantry image is a mariposa lily from the Lily Collection created by Laura Wilson. I tried to capture the rich orange colors of a desert mariposa lily with my Copics. Not sure if I pulled it off, but I did have fun with this week's mojo sketch!
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
Supplies: Stamps - Lily Collection digital images - Doodle Pantry; Paper - SU! really rust, garden green, SU! DSP, GP white, generic ivory; Ink - Copic markers for coloring, SU! so saffron, more mustard and really rust for sponging; Accessories - Spellbinder oval Nestabilities, Marvy scallop square punch, Sizzix embossing folder, dimensionals and Colorbok metal dots.

April 06, 2010

Heads Up!

Hello everyone! I have some excited news! Laurie Wilson has opened a new store called the Doodle Pantry. To celebrate, Laurie is having a Grand Opening Sale through April 19... she is giving 20% off everyone's shopping cart total. Just enter coupon code DPAPR20P at the bottom of your card and click submit.
I just love a Sale!

April 05, 2010

CBCB4 -- Birth Bath Joy

(use keyword CDBC4)
*** Sponsor: New! Doodle Pantry digital doodle shop***
Happy Easter Monday! It's time for another Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge. We would love for you to join in the fun. This month every participant will receive one FREE Doodle Pantry image of their choice from Laurie Wilson's new store, Doodle Pantry. (To see the images you can choose from, click here.) In addition, one randomly selected participant will win Blog Candy with a value of at least $25 worth of new card making/scrapping supplies!
It's super easy to be a participant in the Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge. All you have to do is:
  • Follow this month's challenge theme -- use dry embossing and some yellow on your card or project. (You may use any stamp or digital image of your choice, but please no past creations. Please create something new!)
  • Be sure to post a direct link to your creation, using Mr. Linky, on the Clearly Delightful Blog.
  • Also, you must leave a comment on the Clearly Delightful challenge post AND mention which Doodle Pantry image you want for free just for participating.
  • Deadline for submission is Monday, April 19.
Now about my card...
My sample showcases 'Bird Bath Joy', created by Laurie Wilson and available at Doodle Pantry. To satisfy this month's theme, I included yellow in my color scheme, and although it is hard to see in the photo, I did dry embossed both panels with my Nestabilities dies. My image was colored with Copics, and Liquid Glass (CTMH) was applied to the water in the bird bath as well as the water droplets. Embellishments include page pebbles, ribbon, and butterflies punched with a MS punch.
Hope you like my take on the challenge. For more samples and details, click here to go the Clearly Delightful Blog.
Can't wait to see your creations! Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting.