December 19, 2013

Merry Deer

Hi All!  Less than a week until Christmas with still lots to do.  Trying not to panic; how about you?  

My card today uses a Doodle Pantry's digital set, Merry Deer, that was previously sold by CDS.  Sentiment is also a digi from SU!/MDS.  I filled the image in with color and embellished my card with handmade snowflakes.  I also wrapped the main panel with embroidery floss in a Spirelli pattern.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Happy Campers Challenge 25 -- Anything Goes
Digi Galore Challenges -- Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge -- Y for You make your own embellishments (snowflakes & Spirelli String Art)

This is such a busy time of year... Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  Enjoy your day!

December 15, 2013

Recessed Die Cut

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Only 10 days to go until Christmas; gosh, December is flying by!

Today I have a quick and easy card to share that was inspired by a Stamping School tutorial by Linda Heller.  Thanks Linda for this easy and fun idea.  I love the look recessing gives the ornament die cut.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Di's Digi Designs Challenge -- Non Traditional Christmas Colors
Bloggers Challenge -- Ornaments
Card Makin Mamas CMM77 -- Christmas and New Year
Digi Haven Challenge -- Christmas Cards (The sentiment is a digi as well as the patterned paper.)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great week!

December 12, 2013

Jolly St. Nicholas

Morning everyone.  Today I have a card to share using Doodle Pantry's Jolly St Nicholas image.  I merged the St. Nick image on top of a ornament by Sami Stamps.  The ornament was paper-pieced to match my background paper.  Although I used one of the colored versions of St. Nick, I also added some additional coloring and glitter to the hat.  Sorry the sparkle and shine doesn't show up in the photo.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Divas by Design -- Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge IIC #138 -- Christmas Ornaments
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #69 -- It's Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge #66 -- Santa is Coming

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!!

December 08, 2013

Snowy Day

Hi All!  Hope the weather is pleasant where you are.  It's been a snowy day, with sleet and ice, here is Columbia.  Perfect weather to stay indoors and do some crafting, as well as catch up on some challenges.  The starting point for my card was this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday 235.   And with the weather, I decided to go with a snowy theme and used my digital Snowy Day set from SU!/MDS.  Although it's not visible in my photo, there's lots of glitter and shine on the background papers and snowflake.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 235 -- Elisabeth Bell
Crafty Calendar Challenge -- Cold and Frosty
Stampin for the Weekend -- Use some red
Sweet Pea Stampers -- It's Cold Outside

Stay warm, travel safe and have a great week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

December 06, 2013

Gift Card Holder

Hi All.  Just a quick post today as I''m still busy playing Santa... Today I have a gift card holder to share.  I used a pocket die from Taylored Expressions to create the holder and used the holder to decorate the front of my card.  The stripe and polkadot ornament images are from Sami Stamps.  I posted a card yesterday using the same images... See my post below for info on how I decorated the ornamments.) The Winter Frost patterned paper, silver ribbon and rhinestone embellishment are all from SU!.  The branches were punched with a MS paper punch.  

Enjoy the rest of your evening and thanks for stopping by!

December 05, 2013

Christmas Ornaments

Hi All!  It's less than 3 weeks until Christmas and I am still madly making Christmas cards.   After browsing the challenges to get my mojo working, I decided to play with some new ornament images from Sami Stamps.  I did some paper-piecing and added lots of liquid glass and glitter as well as black pearl accents.   Just wish the colors (pool party and island indigo) in the photo look like they do IRL.  

I will be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
Delightful Challenge Dec.4 -- You're a Gem (add gems of any kind-bling) -- I used pearls and lots of glitter.
Creative Knockouts Challenge #14 -- Christmas Splendor (makes sure it looks like Christmas)
Milk Coffee Challenge -- Christmas in Non-Traditional Colors

Thanks so much for stopping by; have a great day!

December 02, 2013

Update -- Operation Write Home Fundraiser

The final figure is in... Laurie has reported that Doodle Pantry's Operation Write Home Fundraiser in Novermber  was a huge success,

A whopping $597 was raised!  Wow!!

Thanks so much everyone!  We couldn't have done it without you!!!

November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving and a New Release

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday and weekend.  Above is a quick and easy card using images, a sentiment and digi paper from Doodle Pantry's Eat More Ham set  (prev. sold by CDS).   After grouping the pre-colored turkey and leaves in a Microsoft Word document, I inserted a callout shape and merged the sentiment on top. After printing the image and assembling the card, I just added some punched leaves and a SU! embellishment and this fun card was ready to mail.

Today, Doodle Pantry is releasing their new December images as well as having a huge sale -- 40% off products (excluding bundled products and fundraiser sets).  This offer runs through December 3rd.  Click HERE to get the code for the sale and to see the other December specials.

Next, is a preview of the new December set, Critter Fun:

I used Critter Fun colored images without backgrounds to create a set of ornaments for one of our newest family members:

To dress these darling images for Christmas, I just merged the following elements from these Doodle Pantry sets:

Merged the Christmas Tree from Bitty Christmas behind the Cow.
The Santa hat and gift from Santa Accessories Color plus were merged in front of the Pig.
Cropped then merged two poinsettias from Holiday Nutcrackers in front of the Bear.
A cropped holly sprig and gift from Santa Accessories Color plus were merged in front of the Squirrel.
A scarf from Winter Accessories Color Plus as well as a holly sprig from Holly Wreath were merged in front of the Frog.
The wreath from Holly Wreath was merged behind the Horse.

In case you are wondering how I assembled the ornaments... I die cut the images and adhered them to die cut ornament shapes. Embellishments include lots of glitter and glaze, die cut bows and rhinestones. An ornament hook was glued and sandwiched between the front of the ornament, and backed with another die cut ornament shape to cover the hook and hold it in place. I sure hope little Ben has fun hanging these fun-to-make ornaments on the tree!

Thanks so much for stopping by and bearing with my long-winded post . Enjoy your day!

November 17, 2013

Missing You and With Heart

Happy Sunday!  Just a quick post today to share 2 more animal cards I made with images from Doodle Pantry's  OWH Fundraiser Bundle.  I swear these images are addictive; and such a bargain as they are just priced at $5 for a limited time (11/10 thru 11/30)  -- during which time, 70% of each sale will be donated to Operation Write Home!

For the  first card I used the cute seal image which I paper-pieced with matching paper from the sets.  I merged the Miss You sentiment on top of the heart; then added some die-cut waves. 

Next up is the sweet elephant .  Again, I did some paper piecing... This time I used matching paper to just piece the ears and feet.  To ground the image, I merged an oval shape behind the image and filled it in with color.  The sentiment I used is from Doodle Pantry's set, Rounded Wishes, which is free with purchase.  Don't forget to add it to your cart!

Hope you have a great day.  Thanks for your visit!!

November 13, 2013

Christmas Cat with Gift Card

Hi everyone.  My card today is actually a Christmas gift card holder which I made with the help of a Library Pocket Die from Taylored Expressions. Instead of enclosing the gift card on the inside of the card, I decided to decorate the holder, and let it take center stage on the card's front.  

Now about the Doodle Pantry images I used to decorated the gift card holder.... I merged 3 different DP sets in a Microsoft Word document to create my ' Christmas cat'.  The Doodle Pantry sets I used are:

The outline cat from With Heart, which is part of a special OWH Fundraiser Bundle.
The precolored Santa Hat and Gift are from Santa Accessories Color Plus, and were merged in front of the cat.
The sentiment is from the former CDS set, Cake and Cookie, recently re-released by Doodle Pantry.
(I also used a holly spring from an older CDS set to embellish the Santa Hat.)

After printing the image, I just had to color the cat  with Copics and the image was ready to die cut and adhere to the top of the holder with dimensionals.  Talk about easy peasy!

FYI, the special Operation Write Home Fundraiser Bundle (which combines 2 sets -- Miss You and With Heart) has been marked at a bargain price of only $5 from Nov 11 thru Nov 30, and Doodle Pantry will be donating 70% of the profits from each sale to OWH.  Here's a preview of everything the bundle includes:

I would like to enter my card in the following fun challenges:
Artistic Inspiration Challenge #67 -- Use a Sentiment/Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge -- All for the animals

Sure hope you have a great day.  Many thanks for stopping by!

November 10, 2013

OWH Challenge #198 and a Special Doodle PantryRelease

Good Morning!  Today,  Doodle Pantry is sponsoring OWH Sketch Challenge #198 and also releasing 2 new products for a special OWH fundraiser.  The new sets,  Missing You and With Heart, have been bundled together; and have been marked at a bargain price of only $5.00!  Here's a preview of everything these bundled sets include:

Doodle Pantry will be donating about 70% of the profits of each sale of the BUNDLE from Nov 11 thru Nov 30.  You can use these sets for everyday cards for your own family and friends OR for heroes to send home.  They are very versatile and the With Heat set, in particular, would also make Great Valentines for kids!  

If you are a big supporter of OWH, you know how desperately they need monetary help and hand made cards for our heroes to send home while deployed.   Please hurry and get these adorable, downloadable digital sets before Nov 30 so that you can help support OWH and their mission.  Click HERE to go directly to the bundle at the Doodle Pantry shop,

Above is a card I made for OWH Sketch Challenge #198.  I used one of the  adorable penguin images and one of the sentiments from the bundle to make my card.

Thanks for supporting OWH and for joining their sketch challenge for a chance to win a Doodle Pantry gift certificate.

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

November 02, 2013

Merry ChristmasTree

Hi All!  Just finished a quick and easy Christmas card using Bugaboo's Merry Christmas Tree image.  I combined the cute tree and sentiment with non traditional colors.  After coloring the tree I added clear glaze to the stars, ornaments and berries; and finished the design with candy dots.

I will be entering my card in the following fun challenges:
Scraping 4 fun Challenge #5 -- Holiday or Christmas card
Aud Sentiments Challenge 92 -- Christmas Sentiments

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

November 01, 2013

Snowman Pile-Up

Hi all!  I'm back with another card.  This one is for Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 40 which starts today and closes at 8 pm central time on November 24.  You may use Any Company's Digital image and will be entered for a Final Prize Drawing coupon.  if you use a Doodle Pantry image (an actual drawn illustration, character or object), then you will be entered for the final draw AND you will get the featured product emailed to you for free!

Below is  a preview of everything included in this month's  featured set, Snowman Pile-Up:


BTW, when you check out all the new sets and samples at the Doodle Pantry store, be sure to check out the Specials Page to get your coupon code good from Nov 1-10 for 25% off the new November products .  Also you can enter the 'free with purchase' set to your cart from November 1-24.

Sure hope you join us for the challenge!  Have a great weekend!

Coffee & Biscotti

Happy November!  A new release has been added to the Doodle Pantry store, and I am happy to share a card made with  the new Coffee & Biscotti set.  Nothing like a cup of coffee with a biscotti to jump start a Monday or any day for that matter.

This new set comes with both colored and outline images as well as matching digital papers and sentiments.  I started with an outline coffee mug image which I paper-pieced digitally with one of the dig papers from the set.  Then I merged  one of the biscotti images in front of the coffee mug before adding the sentiment.     This was a fun and easy card to make and perfect for enclosing a Starbucks gift card which I am going to slip into our son's Christmas stocking.

I will be entering this card in the following inspiring challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge #186 -- Tic Tac Toe (digi paper, digi image, sentiment)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge 25 -- Anything Goes + option use kraft paper
Just Inspirational Challenge -- Photo Inspiration - Kraft

Thanks so very much for stopping by; and have a great day!

October 19, 2013

Bee Birdie

Happy Saturday everyone!  Sorry i haven't posted lately.  Finally got my mojo back and have a card to share today.  I love this cute Doodle Pantry birdie dressed up like a bee, and think the image works perfectly for Halloween for all the little ones on my list.  The birdie image is from DP's Bee Birdie set.  I added some digital paper piecing before merging the birdie on top of the darling beehiive from Lori McCroskey's Beeutiful Beehive SVG and PFD Cutting Up Shape File.  Coloring was done with Copics.  The background digi paper is also from the Bee Birdie set.  I added glitter to the wings and a touch of pastels to the sweet cheeks.  Just wish the photo picked up the sparkle on the wings.

I will be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
Stampin for the Weekend -- Anything Goes
Digi Haven -- Halloween
Daring Cardmakers Digital Dare Challenge - creations using digital elements, papers and images

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

October 07, 2013

Deer Wishes

Happy Monday!  This cute image is from a set, Deer Wishes, (previously sold at CDS).  This set has been updated to include matching solid-colored digi paper and is now available for purchase at Doodle Pantry!

I used the pre-colored image from the set and merged the image onto one of the new matching solid-colored digi papers.  I also added one of the sentiments from the set.  Finishing touches include rhinestones, a cloud border and a Christmas tree made with dies from Taylored Expressions as well as a snowflake swirl sticker.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round -- Getting Ready for Christmas

Hope everyone has a great week.  Many thanks for stopping by!

October 04, 2013

Just Wear Pink!

Hi All!   Laurie Wilson, owner of Doodle Pantry, created Just Wear Pink to promote Breast Cancer Awareness.   For a limited time this set will be free for one day only, October 4, 2013. Below is a preview of everything this fun digital set includes.  Click HERE to download your free set today (Oct. 4 Only)!

Now about my card... The image on my card was created by combining one of the shirts and a pair of the shorts from the set.  The shorts were paper-pieced in Photoshop. I also added one of the sentiments to the 'just wear pink' shirt. I embellished the card with a computer-generated sentiment as well as ribbon and a rhinestone heart that have been in my stash for ages.  The awesome sketch is this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday #226.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girls Challenge 3 -- Anything Goes
Link Up for Pink -- 3rd annual Link Up for Pink (Project must have a dash of pink.)
Creative Craft Challenge 20 -- Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash SOS #121 -- Pink or Cancer Awareness (Ribbon and heart rhinestone have been in my stash for ages. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the weekend!

October 01, 2013

Old Watch

Good Morning, today's the first of the month and that means a new release from Doodle Pantry.  A total of 8 brand new sets have been released, and they are wonderful!  In addition, Laurie is in the process of gradually adding her illustrations that were previous sold at Clear Dollar Stamps/Clearly Digi Stamps to the Doodle Pantry Store. 

 And the best part... From Oct.1 thru 7 only, get 25% Off Ocober's new releases and re-released products from CDS (Excludes SVG's, Templates).  Minimum purchase $3.00 required.  To view everything that has been added to the DP store this month, just click  HEREand don't forget to use coupon code  -- 25OFFNEWOCT.

Above is my take on a masculine birthday card using the new Doodle Pantry set, Old Watch.  I used the outline watch image and colored it with Copic markers; shading was done with a Tombow drawing pencil.  After cutting out the image, I mounted it to the card's circular die cut with dimensionals.  The patterned digi papers and sentiment are also from the Old Watch set.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 39 -- Happy Birthday
Cut It Up Challenge 28 -- Going in Circles.  Include a die cut --Just about everything was cut with a die.
Sister Act Card Challenge #26 -- Anything Goes
Challenge 4 Everybody Challenge #30 -- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge 39 -- Anything Goes/Create your own challenge ( From column #1, I used an image, sentiment, pattern paper and solid color paper.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

September 23, 2013

Welcome Fall!

Happy Fall!  Well, Fall is officially here.  While I hate to see summer end, I do love the beautiful, cool, crisp days, and the rich colors of Fall. To celebrate the season, my card today showcases a Fall scene that I made by combining 3 different Doodle Pantry sets -- Apples, Old Wheelbarrow and Pumpkin Birdie Pre-Colored.  To make my card, I used pre-colored images and grouped and merged the images in a Microsoft Word document.  

I would like to enter this card in the following fun challenges:
Crafting When We Can Challenge #53 -- Seasons (either colors, image, items or sentiment)
Di's Digi Designs Challenge -- Fabulous Fall Colors

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

September 20, 2013

CSAYL Challenge #34 -- Anything Goes

Happy Friday!  Today starts a new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long (CSAYL#34).  This week's challenge is Anything Goes.  

Our sponsor this week is Creations by AR.  Our participant from this's week's challenge will win a template of their choice from our sponsor.  Be sure to link up your Christmas creation by September 26 at midnight EST.

For CSAYL #34, I created a shaped Christmas card using this Winter Mitten template.  Cutting was done by hand and embellished with punched elements, silver cord, snowflake sticker and patterned paper.

Sure hope you join us this week and get a jump start on your Christmas card stash.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

September 14, 2013

Christmas Flamingo

Happy Saturday,  Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the 2 Sisters Challenge #161.  The challenge is a sketch and it's a dream to work with .

For my take on the sketch, I used Doodle Pantry's Fancy Flamingo image and dressed him up for Christmas with a Santa hat and gift packages from Santa Accessories Color Plus.  The sentiment is from Merry Mistletoe Color Plus.   Patterned papers are from Santa Acessories Color Plus and Winter Accessories.  The 2 seagulls and sun dimensional stickers are by Jolee's Boutique.  All Doodle Pantry images, patterned papers and sentiment that I used to make this card are digital and pre-colored, which will make this an easy card to mass produce to send to family and friends that live in warm climates.  

I will entering my card in the following fun challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters-Devine Digis -- Use a digital stamp in our project 

Hope everyone has a great weekend;  many thanks for stopping by!

September 08, 2013

Twick or Tweet

Hi there!  Today starts a new challenge at Sentimental Sundays which Doodle Pantry is sponsoring.  The challenge theme is 'Something Tweet'.  

For my card, I grouped images from 2 new Doodle Pantry sets, Franken-Birdie and Pumpkin.  I used pre-colored images from the sets, which made this card a snap to put together.  The sentiment is from an older DP set, Birdie Bat.  Papers are from SU! and the bats were punched using MS punches.

BTW, the Pumpkin set is free w/purchase Sept.5 - 24.  Also Doodle Pantry is having a sale, September 5 - 11 only -- 40% OFF entire card!  Minimum purchase of $2.00 is required.  Use coupon code 40FORALL.

I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge 1 -- Anything Goes
Time 4 Scrap Challenge #15 -- Halloween - -colors of the week - black, purple, green, orange
Pile It One Challenge #36 -- Tic-Tac-Toe (I used patterned paper, dies and punches and Autumn colors.)

Thanks so much for visiting.  Hope everyone has a great week!

September 06, 2013

CSAYL Challenge 32 -- Lots of Layers

Happy Friday!  Today starts a new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long (CSAYL32).  This week the challenge is to dress your card for the cold... use 4 or more layers on your creation.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Beccy's Place.

I chose to work with Beccy's wonderful Candy Canes image, which I paper pieced and dressed with lots of layers.  This was a fun card to make.  Besides lots of layers, I used 3 different oval dies and and punched corners.  Embellishments include a white ribbon border and new SU! candy dots.  Although barely visible in the photo, the holly berries were coated with liquid glass.

I will be entering this card in the following fab challenges:
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #40 -- Something New (I used my new favorite - SU! candy dots.)
Oozak Challenge #21 -- Anything Goes/diecuts/punches
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #60 -- Anything Goes with Ribbon
CRAFT Challenge 223  -- Christmas
Beccy's Place September Challenge -- Use a Beccy's Place image

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

September 05, 2013


Morning everyone!  Sorry it's been so long since I posted...  Life got in the way of crafting due to some necessary home repairs that needed to be done.  The good news is today's the day that Doodle Pantry is releasing their September sets, and you are in for a treat!  Laurie has added some spectacular new sets to the Doodle Pantry store which you won't want to miss.  I am thrilled to share today's card which showcases the new Pumpkin set which will be 'free with purchase' from September 5 through September 24.  

For my card, I grouped 2 different outline pumpkin images from the set; colored them with Copics, colored pencils, and added some gamsol magic.   After cutting out the pumpkins, I heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder mixed with dazzling diamonds.  The green patterned paper is also from the Pumpkin set.  The sentiment I used is from another Doodle Pantry set, Pumpkin Peeps.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
The Perfect Sentiment PSC90 -- Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Seam Binding or all 3 (I used ribbon.)
Papertake Weekly Challenge -- Anything Goes
Paper Players #161 -- Falling for you - Fall-themed creations

Thanks so very much for stopping by!  Have a great day!!

August 23, 2013

CSAYL Challenge 30 -- Inspiration Photo

Sponsor -- Bearly Mine Designs

Our challenge this week, CSAYL30, is an inspiration photo.

Good Morning!  It's Friday and time for another Christimas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge (CSAYL30).  This week we have a photo inspiration challenge to inspire your creations.

For my card, I took my inspiration from the fun cupcakes and candy canes.  I combined red and green accents with digi papers from our sponsor's (Bearly Mine Designs) Chirstmas Wishes set.  Besides using the Christmas Wishes papers for my background layer and fishtail, I also used some of the patterned papers to paper-piece the cute Bugaboo image, Christmas Cupcake - candycanes.

After paper piecing the image, I layered the cupcake image on top of the dotted Christmas Wishes paper before printing.  I finished my design with a sentiment  from the SU-MDS set, Homestyle Goodies.  The tiny embellishments that I added to the fishtails were made by adding rhinestones to the centers of jewelry spaces.  

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Boots Challenge -- Christmas in August
Aud Sentiment Challenge #87 -- Anything but a Birthday Card

 Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!