August 31, 2010

MMSC69 - Time Out!

Good Morning, everyone!  This is my first post as a member of the "priscillastyles" Design Team.  Priscilla Heaton is the owner and illustrator of the "priscillastyles" Store.  Priscilla carries a wonderful collection of digital images.  If you are unfamiliar with her images, you are in for a treat.  Click here to go directly to her site.  My card today showcases the "priscillastyles" Time Out image.  Talk about fun... I combined this precious image with the follow challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #69 -- Sketch
Die Cute Dreams #63 -- Soft Shades of Vintage
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge #16 -- Anything Goes (You must use a digital image)
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #28 -- Use a girlie image or the Color Scheme.
I hope you enjoyed my take on the challenges.  In keeping with the vintage style of my image, I went with a shabby chic look.  Below is a list of supplies used for your reference.  I really appreciate your stopping by, and hope you have a great day.
Supplies:  Stamps - Time Out by "priscillastyles", sentiment - computer generated; Paper - SU! soft suede & soft sky, PTI chocolate remix DSP,Webster's Pages lullaby lane collection; Ink - computer, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in antique linen, Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils w/gamsol for coloring, VersaMarker; Accessories - Offray lace, MS ribbon, clear embossing powder, SU! oval punch, EK Success corner punch, various Spellbinder dies, dimensionals, bling and jeweler spacers from my stash.

August 30, 2010


Hi everyone!  Sorry I've been MIA.  Last week was a crazy week.  I still have lots to catch up on, but I finally took some time to play, and wanted to share a card I made for my friend, Koral... Koral loves to garden and I love to make cards.  We agreed to do a swap... her delicious, homegrown tomatoes for some handmade cards for her grandchildren.   I think I got the best of the deal!  YUM!
I really had fun with this one; I used a Doodle Pantry image called Bookworm 2.  I printed my image and sentiment on a piece of Stephanie Fizer cloud digi paper.  Then I layered on some SU! pear pizzaz to create my 'grass', before adding my paper-pieced bookworm.  I added lots of fun embellishments -- clouds made with my PTI die, flower soft, Recollections white epoxy dots and CTMH liquid glass to the eyeglasses.  I finished it off with some SU bashful blue ribbon and a ribbon flower I made and have been hoarding in my stash.  Hope Koral likes it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great week!
Supplies:  Stamps - Bookworm 2 by Doodle Pantry; Paper - SU! bashful blue, pear pizzaz, GP white, Stephanie Fizer digi paper from MFT, Making Memories dotted DSP; Ink - computer, Copics for adding some color to my bookworm; Accessories - Spellbinder Nestabilities dies, PTI border and cloud dies, Flower Soft, Recollections epoxy dots, Sizzix EF, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals, EK Success corner rounder punch, SU! bashful blue ribbon and a ribbon flower I made myself.

August 24, 2010

Exciting News!

Hi there, and thanks so much for stopping by.  I am finally able to share some very exciting news with you today, which I am thrilled to pieces about...  I have been named to the first ever  "priscillastyles" Design Team.  I am honored to be chosen to work with the talented group of women on the team.  Please check out my sidebar for the names of the other DT members.. 
Priscilla Heaton, is the owner and illustrator of the  "priscillastyles" Store.  If you have been to Priscilla's blog (which is the home of her Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge), then you are familiar with her beautiful creations and style. Thanks so much, Priscilla!  I hope I do you proud!

August 20, 2010

Computer Ants

So glad you stopped by to visit; especially since today is release day at the Doodle Pantry.  I had so much fun making this card, and I just couldn't wait to share it on my blog. Isn't the image and sentiment the cutest? It's from one of the new DP sets called Computer Ants.  Below is a sample of all the fun images and sentiments  included with this set.

For peeks at this set and all the other new sets being released today, click HERE to go directly to the Doodle Pantry store. Have a super fun weekend and happy crafting!
Supplies: Stamps - Computer Ants by the Doodle Pantry; Paper - SU! real red, crumb cake, PTI select white; GP white, Karen Foster cork, K&Co. DSP; Ink - Tim Holtz distress inks in vintage sepia and brushed corduroy, Copics for coloring and pencils with gamsol for shading; Accessories - Spellbinders die, EK Success corner rounder, ribbon and bug buttons from Mike's, wood button purchased at a shop in Colonial Williamsburg and small gold stick-on's from Gina K. Designs.

August 18, 2010

Doodle Pantry Design Team Invitation

Just a heads up this morning with some exciting news!... Laurie Wilson, owner and illustrator for the Doodle Pantry, is searching for 6 new members to add to her team.  Here are the deets:

Doodle Pantry is NOW EXTENDING AN INVITATION to you to apply for the next Design Team term!  We are looking for 6 new members to add to a 6 member Senior DT.  
Want to be on the Doodle Pantry Color Crew?? 
Below is a summary of pre-requisites:
  • Must have enthusiasm for Doodle Pantry images AND love to color
  • Must be a "full-time" active member of my CDAC group (and private DT group upon acceptance)
  • Must have some experience successfully creating paper crafts with digital images
  • Must have a current blog

  1. Make something using the freebie located AT MY CDAC GROUP (you must become a member there) CLICK HERE
  2. Post the creation you made using the freebie on your blog
  3. Email me ( from an email that you regularly use, with your NAME, STATE or COUNTRY, and BLOG POST LINK to the project you created using the freebie (NO attachments please)
If you'd like to include a personal note in your email to me, I would be delighted to get to know you better, but it is not required.

I just want to add that Laurie is a joy and a pleasure to work for!  I don't think there is anything she can't draw... her images are varied, from whimsical to realistic, and are a delight to color and incorporate into designs.  I hope you consider applying for a position on the team!

August 17, 2010

Mini Roses

Hello everyone!  This card was a pleasure to create; it came out just like I envisioned it in my head.  Don't you love when that happens? 
I used the  Midnight Madness sketch #67 (MMSC67) as my starting point... What a dream to work with!
Now on to the image... This week's Speedy-the-Cat's Friends Challenge #16 is "Think Flowers".  Now how easy is that, especially since I have been dying to play with my Mini Roses image from the Doodle Pantry. I also added a large silk flower to the ribbon.
The final element I added to my creation was inspired by the One Stitch at a Time Challenge #26 -- use a punch or punches on your creation.  To add balance to my design, I stacked 3 corners (punched out with my handy-dandy corner punch).  I am really happy with how this came out.  Hope you like it too!
I am so glad you were able to visit today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies:  Stamps - Mini Roses by the Doodle Pantry; Paper - GP white, K&Co. DSP, SU! crumb cake (kraft), Recollection shimmery cardstock in a shade of blueish-green, generic ivory base; Ink - Copic Markers for coloring, Gold Spica Marker for accenting the flowers and flower pot; Accessories - EK Success corner punch, SU! kraft corduroy brads, silk flower from Mike's, CTMC liquid glass which I applied to the individual flowers, Spellbinders dies, dimensionals and ribbon from my stash that I have had forever.

August 16, 2010

Birdie Thank You

Happy Monday, everyone!  Just a quick post today.  I finally unwrapped my new SU! bird punch and gave it a try... I am so glad I did, as this punch made quick work of some thank you cards I needed to make and get in the mail.  (Big Grin!)  
Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by.
Supplies: Stamps -  Gina K - tag, you're it sentiment.; Paper - SU! textured sage shadow, K&Co. DSP, PTI white; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Sizzix EF, SU! Bird Punch, SU! oval punches, EK Success corner rounder, MS craft seam binding, button & pearls from my stash, dimensionals.

August 12, 2010

Birdie on a Wire - Precolored

Oh my goodness,  Laurie, owner and illustrator of the Doodle Pantry, just added a line of pre-colored digital images to her store. What a great idea, Laurie!   The pre-colored image I used today is from the set called Birdie on a Wire Pre-colored -- there are 3 pre-colored little birdies included in the set.  (Just click on the pre-colored digital images link above, to go to the page.)  Laurie has even included a "freebie" pre-colored froggie to let you give this new line a try before you buy!  Now, how cool is that!
For my card today, I decided to make a winter card using the little cardinal from the Birdie on a Wire set  Talk about quick and easy!  It took me longer to go through my stash of DSP than it did to make this card.  I think pre-colored images are perfect for those occasions when you need a quick card, or need to mass produce a bunch of cards, particularly during the holidays when we are usually stressed out trying to do about a zillion things.  
I give a thumbs up to this new line, and can't wait to see what other pre-colored images Laurie will be adding to the store.
Have a fun day and thanks for visiting!!

August 10, 2010


Hi everyone!  My card today combines 3 challenges:  the Midnight Madness sketch #66 (MMSC66)  - sketch; Digital Tuesday Challenge (DTC#71) - to use butterflies and/or lace; and the SCS Color Challenge (CC282) -- blushing bride, riding hood red, and early espresso.
My main panel was printed with the "priscillastyles" butterfly image on GP white.  Both my image panel and background DSP were crumbled before sponging with riding hood red, as well as antique linen and corduroy distress inks.  What a fun technique!  I layered the image panel with blushing bride and riding hood red before adding the lace and adhering to the card base with dimensionals.  Really had fun playing today, but I sure wish I had a set of triangular dies... it would have made things a lot easier!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps - "priscillastyles" butterfly; Paper - SU! riding hood red, early espresso, blushing bride, Tim Holtz DSP, GW white, generic ivory; Ink - SU! riding hood red, Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen & brushed corduroy for sponging, Copic Markers & pencils with gamsol for coloring; Accessories - Cuttlebug corner die, Sizzix EF, SU! embossllt butterflies die, Offray lace, pearls from my stash, and dimensionals.

August 07, 2010


Hello everyone!  So glad you stopped by for a visit and hope you are enjoying your day.  Today, I would like to share a card I made using the MOJO150 sketch.  My image and sentiment are from the new Doodle Pantry set called Scarecrow birdie. Was in the mood, to make an autumn-theme card.  While I hate to see summer end, I am looking forward to the moderate temperatures autumn will bring.
Have a great weekend!
Here is the list of challenges incoporated into my card:
MOJO150 - sketch
Speedy the Cat's Challenge #15 - (make your own embellies - I made my own leaf embellies)
OCCC - it's embossable - ( dry embossing with a Tim Holtz EF)
Supplies: Stamps - Doodle Pantry image and sentiment from the Scarecrow birdie set; Paper - SU! elegant eggplant, cherry cobbler, more mustard, cajun craze, choc. chip,GP white, DSP from my stash; Ink - printer, Copic Markers, pencils w/gamsol, antique linen distress ink; Accessories - SU! scallop circle & word window punches, EK success border, small square, & corner rounder punches, MS leaf punch, Spellbinders inverted scallop die, Tim Holtz embossing folder, dimensionals.

August 06, 2010

Thank You, Kathy!

Good Morning!  Look what Kathy sent me -- thank you, my friend!  For this award, I am suppose to write 3 things I love about myself, post a picture I love and pass this award on to 3 people.
I do love being retired... It's like everyday is a Saturday!  I do love (and feel blessed) to have such a wonderful, supportive family and a network of fabulous friends.  Next, I love to stamp, make cards and I love to blog.  I have always loved to craft, but I must say I have gotten the most pleasure from card making and blogging...  the best part of these hobbies are the smiles that handmade cards give to others, and the talented friends I have made in the stamping/blogging community.  
I pass this award to:

I love this picture.  It was taken when on a trip to Colonial Williamsburg during the Christmas season.  All of the buildings were decorated with handmade decorations made out of natural materials.
Have a happy weekend, everyone!

August 05, 2010

CDBC8 - Pears with Grapes

(use keyword CDBC8)
Good Morning!  Time for another Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge.  This month's theme is Tag, you're it!  It is easy and fun to play with us.  Plus there are great prizes!
Here are the details:
1.  Just create something new following this month's theme -- Use a TAG somewhere on your creation.  It could be a sentiment tag, or use a tag as an image panel, or make a tag pullout card.  These are just a few ideas for incorporating tags.
2.  Then, post a direct link to your card, using Mr. Linky, on Laurie's Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge page. 
3.  Every participant will receive one of this month's featured Doodle Pantry images -- Mini Roses OR Birdie on a Wire -- just for participating.  In addition, ONE randomly selected participant will win all of the August 5 Doodle Pantry releases this month.  That's an $18.50 value!
4.  You must post a comment on the Clearly Delightful Blog Post.  Don't forget to mention whether you want Laurie to send you by email, either Mini Roses OR Birdie on a Wire.
5.  Only one entry per person.  Deadline for submission is Thursday, August 19.
Here is my sample for CDBC8:
I sure had fun with this month's challenge.  I combined 2 of the new Doodle Pantry images on my main panel -- the flowering pear from the Pears and Raspberries set with the new Grapes freebie image.  For my tag, I used another pear image and one of the sentiments from the Pears and Raspberries set.  All images were colored with Copics and pencils w/gamsol.  Also, I sponged the edges of my main panel and tag with antique linen distress ink.  Finishing touches include lace, jewelry spacers and bling.  
For more challenge details, great samples and photos of August's featured images, click HERE.  I am so glad you were able to stop by today.  Thanks so much!

August 04, 2010

Sunflower Birthday

Hi All!  Today I challenged myself to see if I could combine more than 2 challenges into one card.  With the help of the Daily DareI actually combined 4 challenges into one card, which is a first for me!
I used this week's awesome Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 65 (MMSC65) which I combined with the Color Challenge on CDAC (cdaccc3) -- to use green, yellow and cream.  
The Digital Tuesday Challenge #70 is to combine images from 2 different companies into one card -- I  combined the "priscillastyles" sunflower single from her Sunflower Set as my focal image (wish the clear embossing with dazzling diamonds was more visible in the photo); and the background paper was created using the Happy Birthday Digital Stamp from KLM Digital Designs & Clear Stamps.  
The Party Time Tuesdays Challenge #10  -- to create a summer birthday card also qualifies.  For me, summer and sunflowers just seem to go together!  What do you think?
Have a great day.  Hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!
Supplies:  Stamps - "priscillastyles"  - sunflower single from her sunflower set, KLM digital Designs & Clear Stamps - Happy Birthday Digital Stamp; Paper -  SU! daffodil delight, old olive, Hammermill ivory;  Ink -  computer, VersaMark pen, Copic Markers, pencils w/gamsol; Accessories:  Mike's ribbon, clear embossing powder mixed with dazzling diamonds, MS border punch, Spellbinder dies, Sizzix embossing folder, dimensionals, Recollections gold embellishments.