September 29, 2012


Hi all!  When I saw that Deidre Mosher Designs was sponsoring this week's Sweet Sketch Challenge# 173, I just had to play.  This image is called 'older couple dancing with Attitude', and i think it's a hoot!

I colored this fun image with Copics and Irojiten pencils and did some paper piecing in Photoshop.  Then, it was just a matter of adding a flower (made with a Purple Daisy Designs stamp and matching punch), and I was done!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #173 -- sketch; theme is celebrating women
CRAFT Challenge 174 -- Make your own embellishments

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

September 23, 2012

Fall Cat

Happy Sunday!  When I saw the new "priscillastyles" Fall Cat image I laughed out loud.  Isn't it fun!  I colored the image with Irojiten Pencils and added digital paper piecing to the branch.  I also added a cloud background from My Grafico, and a sentiment from Doodle Pantry.  Buttons; and leaves, made with a Spellbinders die, finish my design.

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
Broken Box Stock Challenge #10 -- Fall Foliage Color Palette
Fun with Shapes and More Challenge 117 -- Must include die cut/punch and an animal.
CI Paint Inspired by -- Fall Colors

Hope everyone has a great week; thanks for stopping by!

September 16, 2012

Twick or Tweet

Happy Sunday!  Today's card combines 2 Doodle Pantry sets -- the new Piratey Ship and the older Pirate Birdie Color Plus to create a Halloween card for one of our newest family members.  Loving that we finally have some babies in the family!


As you may know, I like mixing and matching sets, and am tickled to have the birdie standing on the ship's deck.  (Just had to crop the bird's legs before merging.)  The sentiment is another mix and match --  "Twick or Tweet" from another  DP set, Birdie Bat, and "Matey" from Pirate Birdie.  

I will be entering this card in the following fab challenges:

Raise the Bar Challenge #111 -- Anything with Wings
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge -- Anything Goes for Kids
The Corrosive Challenge #158 -- Animal Companions
CI Paints Inspired by:  A Sketch -- I was inspired by Rainy's Days Sketch for Sept. 2012.  (See link above.)

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

September 14, 2012

Quirky Scarecrow

Happy Friday!   Just a heads up to let you know that a surprise mini release has been added to the Doodle Pantry store; and I am thrilled to be able to showcase the new Quirky Scarecrow set.  This set comes with everything you need to create some fun Fall cards including outline and pre-colored images, sentiments, as well as 2 different patterned digi papers. 

I combined one of the pre-colored images, digi paper, and a sentiment from the set to create a Center Step Card.  I started with a 5 1/2" X 11" sheet of SU! pumpkin pie cardstock to create the center step card base. Then it was just of matter of adding some green and yellow layers, before adhering my image and panels of digi paper.  Embellishments include layers of die cut 'grass', a flower and two buttons.  Very easy and fun to make!

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #79 -- Shape card, no squares or rectangles
Bearly Mine -- Anything Goes
My Time to Craft Challenge #188 -- More than One Fold
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #89 -- Fall Frolic (autumn theme cards or projects)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #138 -- Harvest Festival

Enjoy the weekend and be sure to stop by Doodle Pantry to see all the new sets and samples by the team! 

September 11, 2012

Halloween Cat

Hi All.  I have a fun card to share today that uses Bugaboo's Halloween Windows -- Cat .  Isn't this image the cutest!  It's Bugaboo's weekly freebie until it changes this coming Friday, September 14.  Click here for the link.  I combined this fun image with a MDS/SU! sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Paper piecing and coloring were done digitally with the help of Photoshop.  

I will be entering this card in Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch Challenge 119.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!

September 09, 2012

Harvest Time

Happy start to a new week!  It was a beautiful day here in Columbia with sunny skies, cooler temps and no humidity.  Yep, a new season is almost here.  With that in mind, I have a card to share that combines two of my favorite Fall sets, Let Us be Thankful and Maize Corn by Doodle Pantry

 I merged the turkey from Let Us Be Thankful on top of the corn stalks from Maize Corn to create my scene.  Coloring was done with Irojiten colored pencil.  I distressed the edges with brushed corduroy Distress Ink;  then covered my image with VersaMark ink before heat embossing with two coats of clear embossing powder. Final step was framing the image with 2 different Spellbinder dies.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Bloggers Challenge -- Bring on Fall
Raise the Bar Challenge #110 -- Celebrate Fall
No Matter the Challenge (NMWC) #2 -- Die Cuts and/or Punches
Challenges 4 Everybody #2 -- Anything Goes

Thanks so very much for your visit.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

September 07, 2012

Fall Dog

Happy Friday!  I had a fun day playing with a new digital image by "priscillastyles" called Fall Dog. I combined this fun image with a sentiment  from Doodle Pantry's Pumpkin Birdie set.  Coloring was done using Copics and Irojiten colored pencils.  I used this week's Sweet Sketch 170:

I will be entering my card in the following Challenges:
Scrapalicious -- Welcoming Fall Challenge
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge 48 (PSC48) -- All Creatures Great and Small

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

September 06, 2012

(Belated) Birthday Blog Candy Alert

Just a heads up to let you know that Cheryl (She Stamps) is offering a fabulous array of blog candy to one lucky winner.  You can check it out here.  While you are visiting Cheryl's blog, be sure to check out Cheryl's wonderful creations.

Have a happy day!

September 04, 2012

Mister Monkey

Hey there!  Just a reminder to let you know that September's  Doodle Pantry Digi Challenge 27 (DPDC27) has been posted to the Doodle Pantry Blog.  It's easy to play along  -- just create a card or project using a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment). Every participant who enters the challenge, will be emailed a free copy of the featured set, Mister Monkey -- isn't he super fun!  For all challenge details and to see the featured set, click here.   Sure hope you join in the fun.

For the card above, I used the outline image from the Mister Monkey set.  I colored the image with Copics and Irojiten colored pencils and will be entering my card in the following challenges:

Sketches by Carly #64 -- Sketch
Digi Makeover Challenge #52 -- Button Up! ( I used 3 buttons to embellish my card.)
Make It Monday #105 -- Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge #26 -- No Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

September 01, 2012

Oodles of Poodles!

Greetings to all my blogging friends and team members.  Sorry I've been MIA.  Wish I could say that I have been on a fabulous vacation. Instead, I have been recuperating from bunion surgery, making it hard to craft when you have to take it easy and keep your foot elevated.  I am glad to report that I'm back to crafting just in time for release day at Doodle Pantry! 

For today's DP release, I got to play with the adorable new set, Poodles of Fun.  This set comes with both outline and colored images, sentiments and digi papers; and the best part is that this set is free with any purchase until Sept. 24.  In addition, from August 31 through September 9, there is a special Doodle Pantry sale going on -- take 35% Off your entire cart contents, excluding gift certificates.  Click here to get the necessary codes.

The samples above showcase the Poodles of Fun set which I merged with other Doodle Pantry sets.

  • First card in the next row combines a party hat, gift box and sentiment from Birthday Accessories Color Plus.  I paper pieced the gift box and party hat digitally and also altered the color of the hat to match.  Digil paper used is also included with the Poodles of Fun set.

As you can tell, I love to mix and match sets --  something that is easy, fun, and helps stretch your crafting dollars.  Laurie's Doodle Pantry sets make 'mixing and matching' a snap to do.  I highly recommend you give it a try!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend!