November 28, 2011

Snowy Window Scene

Good Morning, everyone.  So glad you stopped by to see what I've been up to.  Well, after seeing many cards showcasing beautiful window scenes, i was inspired to give this look a try.  For my attempt, I combined images from two Doodle Pantry digital sets -- Winter Wishes and Christmas Wreath.  

The main image is from the Winter  Wishes set.  I also used a pre-colored image from the Christmas Wreath set to create a garland, which I merged on top of the fence.  Copics and glaze pens were used to color the main image.  I added glitter and silver accents (done with a Spica pen) to the snow.  IRL, there's lots of sparkle.  To finish, I embellished the 'window' with 3 button poinsettias and a bow with brad.

I also want to mention that the Doodle Pantry is one of the sponsors of  The Scrapbooking Queen Challenge #3.  The theme is Christmas and Snow. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crazy4Challenges (C4C115)  -- Crazy for Snow
Gingerloft Challenge (GL30)  -- Christmas and Winter
Paper Sundaes Challenge #97 -- Winter Wonderland
Card Caravan Challenge #7 -- Make it Sparkle

Thank you for visiting!  Hope you have a wonderful week.

November 25, 2011

Pinecones 2

Hi all!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and to those of you who are braving the crowds on Black Friday - good luck!.  Instead of shopping, I have been crafting and have 2 cards to share using the digital Pines and Poinsettias set from the Holly Berry Bouquet kit by MDS.  Also used some digital Frostwood Lodge DSP and a Curly Cute sentiment.

I used Photoshop to recolor the solid image.  Then I combined the image with different combinations of Spellbinder dies and DCWV patterned papers.  These were easy holiday cards that were fun to create.  Can't wait to try this image in different color combinations and designs!

Thanks for taking the time to stop.  Have a happy weekend!

November 22, 2011

CAS145 -- Merry and Bright

Hi all!  It has been ages since I played a challenge on Spiltcoast.  This is a card I made for their Clean and Simple Challenge 145 (CAS145).  The theme is Christmas-Winter.  You can find the link to the challenge here.

My digital image is from the Letters by Santa embellishments set by My Digital Studio.  The coordinating  Letters by Santa DSP is also by My Digital Studio.  I added liquid glass to the ornaments and colored the top of the ornaments with a silver Spica pen.  Talk about easy peasy! 

Although I rather be playing in my craft room, I can't put it off any longer... off to tackle dust bunnies and other chores.  Take care and have a great day!

November 20, 2011


Happy Sunday and the start of Thanksgiving week.  Here's a card I made with the help of Card Patterns sketch 142. The digital image is from the Pinecones and Poinsettias set by My Digital Studio   The sentiment is from another MDS set called Hand-Penned Holidays.  I was able to recolor this solid image in Photoshop and also used Copics and pastels to add additional coloring and shading.  After cutting out the image/sentiment with a Spellbinders die, I covered the scallop circle with VersaMark ink; then heat embossed with clear EP mixed with dazzling diamonds.  Wish the colors didn't look so garish but sometimes my camera has a mind of its own!   I must have taken a zillion photos and this one is the best of the bad.  Grrrr...

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a great week!

November 17, 2011

Welcome Christmas

Hi everyone!  Well I am finally back in the groove after our trip, and had some fun playing the challenges.  

Anyone dreaming of a white Christmas?  Well, I am not sure I'm ready for the white stuff, but I did use a digital image and sentiment from My Digital Studio's Welcome Home set, as well as Spellbinder dies, to create a snowy scene for Christmas. This was a very easy card to create, and it's postage friendly too.  I kept my embellishments to a minimum and only included a bow made with a MS punch, some Flower Soft mixed with glitter, and I also added a bit of bling to the bow.  Although it doesn't show in the photo, my card sparkles nicely IRL.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
CCEE Stampers (CCDD1146) -- 2 diecuts or 2 punches
Fab' n' Funky Challenge #99 -- Baby, it's cold outside

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

November 16, 2011

Kaitlyn's Halloween


It has been ages since I shared any pictures of Kaitlyn. For those that don't know, Kaitlyn is my goddaughter's little one.  Hope these photos put a smile on your face.  They sure did it for me.  Enjoy your day!

November 15, 2011

Pilgrim Sheep

Hi everyone!  It's great to finally be back home.  I've missed all my blogging buddies and hope to visit everyone in the very near future!  We really had a wonderful visit with our son and daughter-in-law.  It was so good to spend time with them.  I must admit, however, that the drive (2200+ miles) was the pits!

Even with laundry calling, I couldn't wait to do some crafting.  So last night, I spend some time playing with Doodle Pantry's new Pilgrim Sheep Color Plus set.  This set comes with both outline and colored images as well as 6 matching digi papers.  Aren't these images the cutest!  I used the pre-colored images and one of the sentiments from this set to make my Thanksgiving card.  Yikes, hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week.  I better get a move on if I am going to get my cards finished and in the mail.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

November 05, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to Doodle Pantry's
12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop
November 5-8

Here are some larger views of the ornaments:


I am very excited to be part of the DP Blog Hop showcasing the new 12 Days of Christmas Color set.  If you arrived here from Donna's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, head on over to the Doodle Pantry Blog to start at the beginning... it's also the place where you can find the 'rules', blog list, and prize information.

While you are reading this, my hubby and I are on a road trip to Florida.  Since I won't have internet access until we reach our destination, I am keeping my fingers crossed that blogger won't have any issues, and my post went live as planned.

I used this fabulous set to create a set of ornaments with matching card.  To make the ornaments, I punched out the cardstock with my SU! ornament punch; then embossed and sanded the ornament shapes.  Before gluing the pieces together, I sandwiched an ornament hook between the front and back panels. To finish, I just had to add the images and embellishments ... Talk about easy peasy gift making!  I definitely will be making more sets as they are perfect for the small gifts/stocking stuffers we all need for holiday giving.

Aren't Laurie's images in this set the sweetest!  I think they are perfect for making all types of projects and cards.  Being that the images I used are pre-colored, it really makes creating quick and easy.  l know I will be using these fun images throughout the year for all types of cards and other projects.  

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have time over the next 3 days to visit all the stops along the hop.  The team has created some gorgeous creations for your viewing pleasure.  Your next stop on the hop is Amy's blog.   Have a great weekend! 

DPDC18 -- Wishbone Ants

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Just a heads up to let you know that a new Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge (DPDC18) has been posted on the Doodle Pantry Blog.  It's easy to join in the challenge -- Just create a card or project using a Doodle Pantry image.  To view the challenge details, complimentary gift set, and prize information, click here.

My card today showcases this month's complimentary gift set -- Wishbone Ants.  This set includes both colored and outline images, 3 sentiments, and 2 digital papers.  Wanna know the best part -- all challenge participants will be emailed this set for free!!  That's even before it comes up for sale in Doodle Pantry's Store on November 25.  What a deal!

 Hope you have a great day, and please join us for DPDC18.

November 01, 2011

Doodle Pantry Release -- 12 Days of Christmas Color

Happy Tuesday and the start of a new month.  Today's the day Doodle Pantry is releasing their new digital sets, and I am pleased to share 2 cards that showcase the new Twelve Days of Christmas Color Plus set.  

For the card pictured above, I created a grid in a Word document with the help of the table function.  Then I inserted the images and sentiments before filling in the background colors.  For dimension, I used pop dots to add another layer of  individual images.  I really had fun decorating the images with glitter, bling and other accents.  IRL, my card sparkles nicely.

For my next card,  I used the partridge image, one of the sentiments, as well as one of the digi papers from the set.
Punches and dies made this card a snap to put together. Punches used: SU! ornament punch, EK circle punches. Dies used: Memory Box Crisp Bows die, and a leaf die from the Foliage Shapeabilities set by Spellbinders.  The white panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.   

To see this new set and all the other new releases, head on over to the Doodle Pantry Store.  You won't be disappointed! 

Blog Hop Alert! -- November 5-8
Starting at noon on Saturday, November 5,  Doodle Pantry is having a '12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop'.  The hop starts on the Doodle Pantry Blog. There will be lots of prizes and fun.  Please join us, and I hope you make a stop at my blog to see the goodies I have created.

Have a wonderful week!