May 31, 2011

MMSC106 -- Victorian Hat

Good Morning! I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend.  We had record temps here; it broke 100 degrees yesterday.

My card today uses the  Midnight Madness Sketch (MMSC106).   I paired the sketch with a new "priscillastyles" image called Victorian Hat .  This new image is available at the "priscillastyles" Store.  

Great sketch and image, Priscilla.  Thanks!

Qualifying Challenges:
Card Cupids New Challenge Sunday -- Use ribbon and/or fibers
Squigglefly Challenge #100 (SFC100) -- Triple/Three Theme (I used 3 rectangles, 3 circles and 3 different patterned papers.)

I really appreciate your visit today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

May 28, 2011

Heads Up.... Doodle Pantry Sale

Hello!  Just wanted to announce a Memorial Day Sale at the Doodle Pantry.  There are two specials going on this weekend starting today through 10 PM (EST) Monday, May 30.

Special One
35% OFF images, papers and templates 
Enter Coupon Code REMEMBER
in the Coupon Field at the  bottom of the cart and click submit.

Special Two
Get the Patchwork Star set (pictured below) for FREE with Any Purchase this weekend:

May 27, 2011

Bits and Pieces

Hi everyone. After cleaning my craft space the other day, I used some of the unused bits and pieces that were sitting on my desk.  This card is the result.  It's nothing fancy... just a basic card to brighten someone's day.

Now If I would just do this more often, maybe I could put a dent in my scrap bin!  If you have any suggestions about organizing leftover cardstock, punched shapes and diecuts, please share.

Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!!

May 23, 2011

Congratulations, Graduates!

Happy Monday, everyone.  Don't know about you, but for me, May seems to be flying by and bringing on the graduation ceremonies and celebrations.  So today I have two graduation cards to share.  The card pictured above combines two wonderful sets by the Doodle Pantry -- the Owl set and the Grad Hats set.  I love how these sets work together to create an elegant graduation image.  

My card below uses a whimsical grad image and sentiment from the Go Graduate Plus brush set by MDS.  Isn't this image fun?!!

To all the 2011 graduates, my very best wishes and congratulations.  I hope everyone has a great day and thank you for stopping by.

May 20, 2011

Quirky Dog

Hi Everyone, Isn't this pre-colored image the cutest?  It's part of a surprise, bonus release that has just been added to the Doodle Pantry.  Even the patterned digi paper I used on my card (pictured above) is part of this new  'Quirky Dog Color Plus' set.  Talk about a bargain -- This set is priced at $3 and includes all the goodies pictured below:


I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #8 -- Something New and/or favorite embellishments (I used a new dig iimage, digi pattern paper; buttons are my favorite embellishment,)
The Paper Variety Star Studded Challenge -- Use Stars on your paper project.

Today also starts a new Stock the Pantry Challenge #2 (DPSTP02) on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs. It's easy to play along  --  Just create a card or project  which showcases a Doodle Pantry image.  Don't have a DP image?  Click here to go directly to the freebies page where you can pick up an image to try before you buy.  For more challenge details and prize information, click here.  Sure hope you join in the fun!

Have a great weekend, and thank so much for visiting today.

May 18, 2011

Noah's Ark

Hi everyone!  This is one of the cards I have been working on for a friend to give to her grandchildren.  It was very quick and easy to make,  I used a sweet digital image, sentiment and paper from the Doodle Pantry.  The pre-colored image is from the Noah's Ark Color Plus set.  I combined it with a sentiment from the Nutty for You set.  The digi paper is from the Noah's Ark Favor Box and Digi Paper set.  

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #49 -- make a baby/child card or project
Stamps R Us Challenge -- Goin' Digital -- use digi images, digi stamps, even digi paper

Have a super day!  And thanks so much for stopping by!

May 17, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 104

Good Morning!  A new Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC104) starts today, and my take on the sketch is pictured above.  I used the "priscillastyles" Horse Head digital set to create my card.  This image is available from the "priscillastyles" Store.

I also combined the sketch with the following challenges:
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #20 -- 1 image, 2 papers, 3 different type of embellishments

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a great day and happy crafting..

May 15, 2011

A Merry little Christmas

Hi everyone.  I'm glad to have blogger back; bet you are too.  As you can see, I have been playing with some new (to me) MDS images and digi paper... trying to make a (postage-friendly) Christmas card to add to my meager stash.  Although this card looks better IRL, I think it needs to loose the green corners, or at least have them positioned differently.  Sometimes, I think my camera is my best critic.  It always picks up something that needs fixing.  This is one of those times.... so I think I'll sleep on it and hopefully come back with a better design.  

Nite all.  So glad you were able to stop by!

May 11, 2011

Green Tea Birthday

Hi everyone, Just a quick post of a card I made for my niece.  I was inpired by the Mojo Monday Sketch 190, which was designed by Debbie Carriere.  Thanks, Debbie...What a great sketch!  

My MDS image is from the Green Tea brush set.  I paired it with a MDS curly cute sentiment and a panel of digi paper from the Doodle Pantry Easter Bunny set.   This was a quick and easy card to make . I swear it took me longer to get a presentable photo. Sometimes my camera has a mind of its own... it definitely did not want this card to be turquoise!  

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Supplies: Stamps -- Flowers from the  MDS Green Tea Brush Set; Paper -- basic black, whisper white, Doodle Pantry Easter Bunny digi paper,  Lasting Impressions textured white base; Ink -- computer; Accessories -- Spellbinder dies, decorative paper trimmer, deckle scissors, corner punch, small piece of Offray ribbon , pearls from my stash, flowers by K&Company.

May 07, 2011

Something to Celebrate

Happy weekend everyone!  Today I have a card to share which uses an oldie but goodie (pre-colored) image and sentiment from the Doodle Pantry set called New Happy Birthday B.  This image has always been one of my favorites, and I am loving how it looks against the 3 blue coordinating papers from the new Doodle Pantry Baby Basics Paper Pack .  Talk about a deal;  you get 3 different patterns in 5 different colors -- a total of 15 sheets of digi paper -- for just $2!   Look what's included:

Wondering how I combined the image, oval and sentiment on the digi paper?  It's very easy to do!  I opened a Word document ; then copied and pasted the digi paper into the document -- formatted the 'picture" to "wrap behind the text".  Next, I inserted an oval shape over the digi paper --  formatted  the shape to  wrap "in front of text'.  Then I added my sentiment inside the oval -- formatted to wrap "in front of text".  Last, my image was copied and pasted into the document overtop both the paper and oval; again, I formatted the 'picture' to "wrap in front of text".   Told you it was easy peasy!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamp Something May Digi Challenge -- Use something digi on you project.  (I used a digi image, sentiment and papers.)
Creative Inspirations Challenge 10 -- Embossing  (I embossed the card base with a Sizzix EF.)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge -- Give us a Quote/Sentiment
Inspire Me Fridays 5 -- Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge # 8 -- Diecuts or Punches (I used both.)

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Hope all the stamping mamas have a very Happy Mother's Day!

Supplies:  Digital image and sentiment -- Doodle Pantry New happy Birthday B set; Paper -- SU! whisper white, certain celery, pumpkin pie, Doodle Pantry Baby Basics Paper Pack, Letterpress A2 card; Ink -- computer; Accessories -- Sizzix embossing folder, Spellbinders die, Marvy flower punches in 2 sizes, Recollections epoxy dots, dimensionals.

May 05, 2011

Owl with Hat

Hold on to your hats!  It's the fifth of the month and time for a new Doodle Pantry Release and DP Blog Challenge (DPBC12).  Today I am excited to share a card which uses two of the new sets that are being released today --  "Grad Hats" and "Owl".  I especially like the Grad Hats set because it can be used alone or combined with any of your favorite  DP critters... And it works so well with the new owl image.  Below are examples of how to place the hats overtop other images as well as photos of the 2 new sets that I used to make my card.


So be sure to head on over to the Doodle Pantry Store to check out all the new sets and samples by the Design Team.  While you are there check out the 'Specials Page'.  There are 3 ways to save in May!
  • MAY 5th thru 8th -- MAY PRODUCT BUNDLE IS 32% OFF!  This product includes 5 of the May releases:  Owl, Reel 'em in, Ducky Duck, Mud Piggy, and Grad Hats.  Just $8 for all 5 products when you put the MAY BUNDLE into your cart. (No refunds given if you purchase and overpay for individual products)
  • MAY 5th thru 8th -- Noah's Ark Favor Box SVG & Template will be 25% OFF!!  Already reduced, no coupon required!
  • Don't forget to check the Digi Grab Bag store section!  --Those products are reduced at 50% off from May 5 thru May 19.
Also, check out the new challenge (DPBC12)  on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  The theme is -- use a Doodle Pantry image. All participants in the challenge will receive a pre-selected image for free, and one lucky participant will win a $10 Doodle Pantry gift certificate!  Click HERE to go to the DP blog for challenge details and prize information.

Thanks so much for visiting today and hope you join us for DPBC12!

May 03, 2011

MMSC102 -- Slot Mama

Hi everyone,  Here's a card I made for my friend, Diane, who loves to play the slots.  Isn't this image perfect.  It's called 'Slot Mama' and is available at the "priscillastyles" Store.  I think it's a hoot.  I hope Diane will get a kick out of it.

I really had fun with this one...  I started with the sketch from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 102 (MMSC102).  Then I did some paper piecing, distressed the background panel with antique linen distress ink; sponged and colored the image with various inks, Copics, and Spica pens;  added some liquid glass on the screen of the slot machine; and embellished with some dice and a computer-generated sentiment.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #102 (MMSC102) -- Sketch
Wee Memories Challenge #54  -- Paper Piecing
Paper Cutz Challenge #89 -- Anything Goes
Crafty Hos' Challenge Blog -- theme: Celebrate strong, influential women 
Paper Playtime Challenge #44 -- April's Digi Monday -- Friends (Made this for my friend, Diane.)

Have a great day.and thanks for stopping by!

May 02, 2011

'Jack' with Fancy Folds

Happy Monday, everyone.  I don't know about you, but I love the sweet Baby Bud images.  This one is called 'Jack' and I paired him with a fancy folded pinwheel made with my tag punch.  I really like how this turned out and will be entering my card in the following challenges:

Baby Bud Designs Challenge -- Punches and Dies
Top Tip Challenge #31 -- Square challenge

So glad you stopped by to visit.  You made my day!

May 01, 2011

FS221 -- Susan Raihala

Welcome May... I hope this month brings back the sunshine and sends the storms packing!
I have a quick post to share today.  I am a big fan of Susan Raihala, and when I saw that she is today's featured stamper on Splitcoast, I just had to play. Her gallery is amazing and filled with inspiration. No one does CAS better!

This is the card that I cased:;ppuser=49585

I kept Susan's basic design and used a round scalloped element as the main focal point. To make the card my own, I changed the colors and embellishments. Also, instead of a Christmas card, I made a get well card. 

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

Supplies:  Stamps -- MDS puns from the past; Paper - real red, basic black, GP white, white letterpress ; Ink -- computer; Accessories -- Spellbinder dies and Cloud 9 epoxy dots