January 28, 2011

CDAC Heart Hop

Hi All!  Just a heads up  to let you know that the Group Heart Hop at the Crafter's Digital Art Center starts today at 11 AM (EST)and there is a free set of Doodle Pantry images that will be given to participants who finish the hop.  The set is called Heart Sheep.  Want a sneak peek?

The card below uses a pre-colored image from the set.  I combined this image with some matching Hearts A Flutter DSP that is available for purchase from the Doodle Pantry Store.  My image was printed directly on a  piece of  digital DSP from Stephanie Fizer 's Sheltering Tree set.

Sure hope you are able to hop along with us...  Many of the CDAC groups are participating, and the event should be a lot of fun.  If you are unable to take part in the hop, but would like to own this set, it will be available for purchase at the Doodle Pantry Store on February 5.

Don't know about you, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the ice and snow stay away.  Whatever the weather, have a great weekend!

Supplies:  Digital Stamps --  pre-colored image from Heart Sheep set by the Doodle Pantry; Paper --  Hearts A Flutter digital DSP by the Doodle Pantry, Stephanie Fizer Digital Papers-Sheltering Tree from MFT; SUI! riding hood red, PT soft stone, select white, and bitty dot basics, ; Ink -- computer, Copic Markers for highlighting, pastels; Accessories -- Sizzix swirl and leaf dies, Spellbinder heart dies, Flower Soft,  dazzling diamonds, flower from my stash, decorative edge trimmer.

January 25, 2011

MMSC88 - Raining Hearts

Morning All,  Here's my take on today's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC88).  I used the fun "priscillastyles" Raining Hearts image to make this funky Valentine.  My image was colored with Copic Markers and highlighted with glitter.  Although it doesn't show in the photo, my card sparkles nicely IRL.  Thanks for another great sketch, Priscilla!

And many thanks to you for stopping by.  Have a fun day!

Here is a list of the challenges I incorporated into my design:
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC88) --  Sketch
Meljen's Design's Challenge #42  --  Use pink and red
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #50 -- Add a Heart
Wee Memories Challenge #40 -- Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge #58  -- "Button Up" -- Use a Button(s)

January 20, 2011

DPBC6 -- Nutty for You

Good Morning.  Today is release day at the Doodle Pantry Store.  Laurie has just added some fabulous, new whimsical and realistic images to the Store.  You are going to love them!  

In addition, today starts a new Doodle Pantry Challenge (DPBC6) on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  The theme for DPBC6  is Love.  To participate, just create a new card or project following the Love Theme.  (It can be anything that denotes love, such as wedding, anniversary, Valentine, etc.)   Also, you must use a digital image.  It does not have to be a Doodle Pantry image, but we would love to see them if you have them!  If you want, check out the Doodle Pantry Freebie Page.  As always, Laurie has some fabulous prizes up by grabs.  Just click HERE to go directly to the challenge to get the details and to link your card.

Here's my take on today's Doodle Pantry Challenge #6 (DPBC6):

To create my card, I used one of Laurie's new sets called Nutty for You.  Isn't it the cutest!  I printed my image twice and reversed one of the squirrels.  I colored my images with Copic Markers and dressed up my squirrels with an 'acorn' heart and some Flower Soft.  Now check out the designer series paper... it's digital and is one of three styles included with this set.  And if that is not enough, Laurie has also included both uncolored and pre-colored images.  Now how cool is that!  This was such a fun set to play with!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Sure hope you join us!  

January 11, 2011

"priscillastyles" - Heart Wreath

Hi everyone!  I LOVE my new Valentine image from the "priscillastyles" Store.  It is called Heart Wreath and perfect for making a vintage-style Valentine for my hubby.  My starting point was the fabulous Midnight Madness Sketch (MMSC86).  I combined my new image with some of my favorite things as well as items that I have been hoarding in my stash.  This was one of those cards that went together like a dream once I played mix and match and gathered the elements I thought worked best together.  Don't you love when that happens?

My card combines the following challenges:
Stampin' B's Design Team Challenge #92 -- use an old favorite and something brand spanking new (Buttons have always been my favorite embellishment.  My Heart Wreath image is brand spankin' new.)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.  Enjoy your day!

January 10, 2011

Help for Katie


Hello Stampers!  Today the stamping community is asking for your help for one of our own -- Katie Rentz.  As you may know, Katie has been diagnosed with stage 4 Stomach Cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy, her only treatment option.  Jak Health, one of Katie's crafting friends, has organized a special digi benefit to help raise money for Katie's treatment.

Above is a card I made using one of  many digital sets that has been donated to this cause.  For a donation of  £15 (appoximately $23 USD), you will receive all of the sets in this collection.  If you are interested in participating,  just click HERE to go to Jak Heath's blog for all the necessary information.  I hope you will support this very worthy effort.  

Supplies:  Digital Images-- Bunny Friends by Doodle Pantry only available through Jak Heath , Doodle Pantry - Stuffed Toys ; Paper - PTI select white, SU! soft suede, Doodle Pantry kraft check digi paper from the Juicy Strawberries set;  Ink - computer, Copic Markers, pastels; Accessories - SU! dazzling diamonds, and 1/2" circle punch; Spellbinder dies; MS embossed border; and buttons from my stash.

January 08, 2011

Birdie Critter Top

Happy Weekend, everyone!  Today the Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the CES challenge #18 -- the theme is "all creatures great and small".  Now how could I resist playing along  since my new DP birdie image could not be more perfect for the theme.  I actually combined two Doodle Pantry sets.  The birdie is one of Laurie's new pre-colored Critter Tops, and the sentiment is from the Caterpillar Hug set.  

I am also going to be entering this card is the following fun challenges:
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #36 -- Celebrate Friendship
Paper Playtime Challenge #32 -- Use faces on your project
Paper Sundaes Challenge #50 -- Something New  (I used two new things -- my image and crinkled ribbon.)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #146 -- Out with the old ( Finally used up some retired SU! DSP that I have had for ages.)
HSS Winter Blues Color Splash Challenge #49 -- Celebrate the color blue.

So glad you were able to stop by today.  Thanks so much for your support!

January 05, 2011

DPBC5 -- Valentine Fun

Happy January and a New Year!  It's the fifth of the month and time for a new Doodle Pantry release as well as a new challenge on the Doodle Pantry Blog (DPBC5).   Laurie has released some wonderful new sets to help jump start your Valentine projects.  To see them, just click here to go to the Doodle Pantry Store; and while you are there check out the freebie page if you would like to give Laurie's images a try before you buy!

I have 3 samples to share with you today!. The first is a card using the sweet new set called 'Sheep Squeeze'.

Next up are two treat holders that I made with  2 of the images  in the fabulous new set called 'Critter Tops-Color'.  The possibilities with these images are endless.  I also used one of the sentiments from the new 'Love Sentiments' set which can be yours for  "free with a purchase".

Sure hope you join us for the DPBC5.   All participants will receive  the new Love Birdies set just for playing!  To be eligible,  just create a card or project using a Doodle Pantry image .  (This image is also available for purchase in the DP Store, if you are unable to play with us.)  

In addition, one randomly selected participant will be selected to win a $10 DP Store coupon and three entries will be chosen as the Top 3.  I also want to mention that Laurie has added a new feature to her Store... It's a Digi Grab Category.... Items will change monthly and will be price reduced approximately 1/2 off.    

Click HERE for all the challenge details and to see some great samples by the design team.  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by.