May 22, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Hi there!  Today I have a card to share that I made for dear friends who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.  My image, sentiment and floral digi paper are from Doodle Pantry's Forget me nots Color Plus set.   I used the outline image from the set and colored it with Copics.  I embellished my design with handmade flowers made with the help of dies and punches.  Flower Soft was added to the centers of all the flowers.  

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Timeless Tuesday #170 (FTTC170) -- Use a flower image on your project.
Make My Monday Week 50 -- Wild Flowers and Grasses
Make It Monday #90 -- Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of your week and Happy Crafting!

May 19, 2012

For Dan

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Just a short post today before the Preakness begins. I I spent some time in my craft room today trying to play catch up on some family birthday cards.  The card pictured above is one I made for my nephew, who is a huge Oriole Fan.  When I first saw this Gus Baseball image by Bugaboo, I couldn't resist... Sure hope Dan gets a kick out of it. 

 I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge 13 -- for the boys (Make a card for the boys/men in your life.)
Inspire Me Fridays - 59 Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge 44 -- About the Boys

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

May 16, 2012

Welcome, Baby Hannah!

Happy Wednesday,  Here's a card welcoming baby Hannah.  She was born yesterday and weighed in at 81/2 pounds; mother and baby are doing fine!

For this card I combined a Z fold, lots of dies, and the Quirky Rooster and Hen set by Doodle Pantry -- this set comes with both outline and precolored images, sentiments and digi papers.  I copied and pasted the image onto some cloud digi paper from My Graficio before coloring the hen with Copics.  I also added some digital paper piecing and flower soft to the grass.  The yellow dotted paper is from another DP set, Balloon Ants Color Plus.

I will be entered this card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenge #35 -- Dies
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #115 -- Anything but a Square card
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #139 -- Genesis 6:20 -- use any type of animal, bird or bug

Thanks so much for your visit.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

May 14, 2012

Crab Boat

Hi all!  Gosh, it seems like forever since I crafted.  Last week we had some renovations done and we spent the week moving stuff, then doing cleanup and putting everything back in place.  Almost finished, except for installation of a new dishwasher and some odds and ends.  Boy, will I ever be glad when everything is done!

The card I am sharing today uses an adorable image from Bugaboo Stamps called Crab Boat.  It's this week's freebie!  I paired the image with a sentiment and digi papers from Doodle Pantry.  I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch 110 (SSS 110) -- sketch
Craft Your Days Away Challenge #45 -- All creatures Great and Small
Cards for Men Challenge 10 -- Kicking Back (must be masculine)
Make in Monday #89 -- Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays 58 -- Anything Goes

Hope everyone has a great week and many thanks for stopping by!

May 06, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Hi everyone.  Just wanted to share a Mother's Day card for the newest mom in our family.  Baby Ben is almost two months now and is so darn cute; his new mom, Megan, is a natural!

For this card, I used a Doodle Pantry pre-colored image from the Cuddly Bear Color Plus set; and a sentiment from another DP set, Fancy Shoe.  Initially, I formatted the bear image in Photoshop Elements.  Then I pasted the bear twice and merged the images onto some digi paper in a Word document.

I also incorporated some wonderful challenges into my design, including a handmade flower which I made with a Memory Box fancy blossom die set and a MS leaf punch.  The sketch is from Sketches by Carly #55. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper OCS Challenge -  Mother's -- Mom-themed cards
The Perfect Sentiment (PSC30) -- Handmade flowers for Mom with mother's day sentiment on front

Thanks so much for your visit!  Have a great week!

May 01, 2012

Midnight Madness May Monthly Sketch Challenge (MMSC138)

Happy May everyone and welcome to another monthly Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC138).  Below are this month's sketches.  It's easy to play along with us.  Just create a card/project using one or both of Priscilla's sketches as a guide.  It's your pick... make it CAS or fancy or somewhere in-between.  This month's added twist is to add a button/buttons to your creation -- this is  just for inspiration and not a requirement to play.


As the challenge will last the whole month of May, you are welcome to submit up to 4 projects.  To read more about the challenge and check out last month's winners, click HERE.

I used the Sweet Pea Digital Flowers image by "priscillastyles" for my take on this month's sketch.  The image was colored with Copics and a gold Spica pen.  Lots of embossing with a big bow and button finish my design.

Enjoy your day and many thanks for stopping by.  Sure hope you join us for MMSC138.

A New Doodle Pantry Release and Challenge!

Hi everyone! Just a heads up to let you know that Laurie has stocked Doodle Pantry with some fabulous new sets for May.  I used the outline image from the new Sea Turtle set to create the cards pictured above. This image was so much fun to color with my Copics.  This set also comes with pre-colored images, digi papers and sentiments.  For the blue turtle card, I also used digi paper from the Bold Summer Digital Paper Pack.  The brown turtle card incorporates digi paper from Juicy Strawberry Color with Digi Papers.

To see all the new sets head over to Doodle Pantry.  While there, be sure to check out the Specials Page to take advantage of some great offers.

A new Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge (DPDC23) starts today at noon (EDT) through May 24.  The Scuba Sheep set, which I used to create the card pictured below, is the featured set that all challenge participants will receive for free just for playing the challenge!  To see all the challenge details and prize information, click here. This set will not be available in the DP shop for sale until May 25, so head on over to the Doodle Pantry Blog to join in the fun and get this fun set just for participating.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day and Happy Crafting!