April 26, 2011

Hats Off to You

Hi everyone!  Lots of birthdays, anniversaries and graduations are being celebrated by family members and friends in May.  So I have been busy trying to get a jumpstart on some of the cards I need to make.  Here's a graduation card for my nephew using the Mojo Monday Sketch 188 (MOJO188).  I also had fun playing with some new toys -- my new Cricut to make the mortarboard (which I paired with a Doodle Pantry sentiment from the Floral Hats set), and a new Cuttlebug embossing folder.   

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Have a fantastic day and thanks so much for stopping by!

April 20, 2011

A New DP Release and "Stock the Pantry" Challenge!

Good Morning, everyone!  Gosh where did April go?  I can't believe it's the 20th of the month already and time for a new Doodle Pantry release and challenge.  Also, there is a new Doodle Pantry "Release Bundle"  that Laurie is offering at a discount for a limited time.  To see the new digi sets click here; to check out the new "Release Bundle", click here.

 Laurie has released some fabulous new digi sets, and I combined two of them for my sample. I used one of the colored images from the new set called Decadent Desserts Color Plus and one of the new digi papers from the Sweet and Salty Paper Pack.  Even though the milkshake image is pre-colored, I tweaked it with some Copics, a red Spica pen, and a Prismacolor poppy red pencil to match the digi paper.  I also coated the image with a layer of liquid glass.  Here is a peek of everything included with the new sets I used for my sample.


Starting today, the Doodle Pantry Blog will host a new "Stock the Pantry" challenge on the 20th of each month.  For the first  "Stock the Pantry" Challenge (DPSTP01), there is a theme -- to use buttons on your creation.  How fun!  You also must use a Doodle Pantry image -- There are many freebie images available here at the Doodle Pantry Store.  I hope you pick one up and play along with us!

For all the challenge details and prize information, please click here to go to the DP Challenge Blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

April 19, 2011

MMSC100 -- Flowers

It's Tuesday and time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC100)!  I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of all the rain and am looking forward to the sunny, flower-filled days of May.  With that being said, I couldn't resist using two of my favorite digital flower images by  "priscillastyles" -- Vase of Flowers and the flower bouquet which I cropped from the "Man With"  set.  

I created a frame and filled the Vase of Flowers with a textured background -- this was done in a Word document using "picture format".  I colored both images with Copics and glazed the flowers with a clear glaze pen.  The vase itself is covered with liquid glass.  I also punched 2 large scallop squares, 1 smaller scallop square, a circle, and small corners which I incorporated into my design.  Tiny black rhinestones and metal dots were used to embellish the flowers and corners.  

Crafty Calendar Challenge -- April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
Squigglefly Challenge #94 (SFC94) - How do you like to use your digis?
Woodware USA Challenge #23 -- Die Cuts/Punches

I hope everyone has a great day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

April 12, 2011

MMSC99 -- Cattails

Hi there!  Just a heads up to let you know that this week's bonus sponsor of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is the Doodle Pantry.  Laurie is offering a great prize package with lots of goodies including a $10 Doodle Pantry Coupon.  

Above is my take combining the Midnight Madness Sketch (MMSC99) with one of the DP images from Cattail Pond. For this card, I tried something different.  Rather than coloring the image by hand in traditional colors, I recolored the image in a Word document using 'picture formatting'.  'Picture formatting' was also used to shade the image.  For the next step, I opened another Word document; added a digi paper background; then pasted the recolored image on top. After cutting out the image, I coated it with a layer of clear, ultra microbeads.  I really had fun with this one!

Hope you have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies:  Digital Stamp -- Cattail Pond by Doodle Pantry; Paper - SU! tempting turquoise, chocolate chip, SU!-MDS digital DSP, generic white base; Ink - computer, Versamark; Accessories -- Sizzix embossing folder, Spellbinder dies, small square punch, slot punch, MFT doily die, buttons from my stash, clear ulta micobeads by pennwisearts, heat and stick powder, dimensionals.

April 08, 2011

Firely Farm

Yeah for Friday!  When I first saw this new pre-colored set by Doodle Pantry, I knew I had to make a card for my cousin who lives on a farmette.  Her chickens live in the cutest little 'house' complete with window boxes planted with flowers.  I don't think I could have found a more perfect image to send to a city girl turned farmer.

Below is a photo of all the goodies included with the Chicken Color set.

I hope you have a super fun weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

April 05, 2011

MMSC98 -- Bicycle

Hi everyone.  Today starts a new term of designers at "priscillastyles" Store, and I would like to welcome two talented ladies to the team -- Peggy T. and Valarie F.

I used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #98 (MMSC98) as the starting point for my card.  It's a perfect sketch for showcasing the new bicycle image created by "priscillastyles".  I had such a fun time working with this image.  I merged the bicycle onto some of my favorite cloud digi paper; then colored my image with Copics and a yellow glaze pen.  Of course, I couldn't stop there.... I added some Jolee's grass, a lace rosette that I made, and a bunch of punched flowers with bling.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #98 (MMSC98) -- sketch
Creative Cowgirls Challenge -- Spring/Easter
Crafty Pad Designs Challenge #115 -- Flowers
Sparkles Forum Challenge #8 -- Springtime
I Did It Creations Challenge #49 -- Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 97 -- Blooming Blossoms

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day.  Happy Crafting!

Supplies:  Digital Stamp: Bicycle by "priscillastyles" Store; Paper -- My Graficio GAF Sweet Dreams cloud digi paper, PTI select white, SU! bashful blue, basic black, daffodil yellow, MDS small dotted digi paper, crimped paper from my stash (manufacturer unknown); Ink -- computer, Copic Markers, yellow glaze pen; Accessories -- Lace and bling from my stash, MS punches -- 2 different sizes of flower punches and leaf punch, Jolee's grass embellishments, and dimensionals.

DPBC11 -- Floral Hats

Good Morning!  Doodle Pantry is releasing their new images today, and a new challenge (DPBC11) has been posted on the Doodle Pantry Blog, which you won't want to miss.  My card today showcases the new Floral Hat set outline.  Here is a peek at what comes with this set:

I kept my design simple and colored the hat with Copics.  The edges were sponged with SU! blush blossom ink.  Papers include PTI select white, PTI dotted and SU! bashful blue.  PTI ribbon, a button, and rhinestones from my stash finish my design.  This was a quick, clean and simple card to make... my favorite kind!

This week's Doodle Pantry challenge theme (DPBC11) is to use a Doodle Pantry image. There is a great freebie for all participants as well as some fab prizes for some lucky winners.  For more information, head on over to the Doodle Pantry Blog.  And if you are like me and love a sale, head on over to the Doodle Pantry Store -- Laurie is having a 40% off sale in honor of her Doodle Pantry Store's one year anniversary.  Congratulations, Laurie!

April 04, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Doodle Pantry!

Good Morning!  It is the one year anniversary of the Doodle Pantry website and Laurie (owner of the Doodle Pantry) is also celebrating her birthday this week!  Happy Birthday, Laurie!

Laurie has a special celebration planned to thank her customers.  It all starts tomorrow, April 5, at the Doodle Pantry store.  Here are the deets:
  • WHAT -- 40% OFF ALL PRODUCT PURCHASES (excludes Gift Certificates and not applicable to combine with any other coupon offer)
The Doodle Pantry will also have a new release as well as a new challenge on the Doodle Pantry Blog on April 5. Above is a sneak peak of one of the new pre-colored images that will be released tomorrow.  Isn't it adorable!  So be sure to stop by the Doodle Pantry tomorrow to check out the new release and do some shopping.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!