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!

August 12, 2013

Water Ottter

Hi everyone!   I finally got to play with the adorable Doodle Pantry Water Otter digital set.  Coloring was done with Irojiten pencils, Copics and pastels.  I also added some paper piecing.  Various dies were used to create this card including a Sizzix flip it die.

I will be entering this card in the following fun challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge #5-Aug.'13 -- Summer (Must have at least one animal on your work.)
Digi Haven Challenge-- The Beach
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #179 -- Summer Fun

By the way, Doodle Pantry is having a sale from August 12 through August 18.  All products are 35% off (excludes gift certificates) when you use the coupon code BACK2SCHOOL -- please note that at least a $3.00 minimum must be in your cart prior to entering the coupon code. For more information, check out the Specials Page.

Hope everyone enjoys their week.  Thanks for stopping by!

August 09, 2013

CSAYL Challenge #28 -- Color Combos

Morning everyone!  Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is back with a new challenge this week to get you in the holiday spirit.  First up, our sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said with a $10 gift certificate to the store for one participant.  

The theme for  this week's CSAYL Challenge #28 is COLOR COMBOS
Choose one of the color combinations used by the design team for your creations.  

For my card I used a blue, white and silver color combo with touches of red for pop.  The Fred She Said image is Catchin Flakes.  I also used Catchin Flakes digi papers for the background layers and to paper piece the clothing.  Coloring was done with Copics.  The silver tree was created with the help of a Papertrey Ink die and decorated with Tim Holtz tinsel.

Be sure to link up your creations HERE by Wednesday, August 14th at midnight EST for your chance to win!  Can't wait to see what you create.  

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Can You Digi It --  Holiday Hullabaloo
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog -- Christmas in July
CHNC Challenge Extra for August -- Anything goes (must be Christmas)
Christmas Cards All Year Round' August Challenge -- Christmas Extravaganza -make it fussy and fancy

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

August 04, 2013

Pumpkin Peeps

Hi everyone. Todays starts a new challenge on the Operation Write Home Challenge Blog.  This month the challenge is sponsored by Doodle Pantry and it's a sketch... My favorite kind of challenge, and it's a fun and easy sketch to work with!  I used one of the precolored images and a sentiment from Doodle Pantry's new Pumpkin Peeps set to create my card using OWH sketch #184.  

The adorable Pumpkin Peeps set is also the featured set for this month's Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #37 (DPDC#37).  If you participate in DPDC#37, you will be emailed this set for free!  For more information regarding DPDC#37, and to see all the goodies included in the Pumpkin Peeps set, click HERE!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week.  Thanks for stopping by!

August 01, 2013

New Doodle Pantry Release -- Kitten Trio


Good Morning!  It's the first day of August, and that means a new release at Doodle Pantry.  Laurie has added 8 new digital sets to the Doodle Pantry store, and my card showcases one of the new sets,  Kitten Trio.

I really had fun playing with this set.  To give the standing kitten image the look of a silhouette, I digitally paper pieced the kitten with one of the papers from Country Flavors Digi Paper Pack.  I also merged a bow from Hats and Things in front of the kitten. For dimension, I cut out a second bow and paper pieced it on top of the kitten with dimensionals.  I used some neglected dies from my stash to cut out the image and sentiment as well as embellish my card.  Dies used:  A Taylored Expressions border die, Spellbinders Labels 13 dies, and a Sizzix flourish die.  Other embellishments include a doily, a glittered chipboard flower I found in my stash, and a new SU! boutique detail.

I will be entering this card in the following  fun challenges:
Make My Monday -- Paper Piecing (I paper pieced 2 different ways by hand and digitally.)
Tammy Scrappin Corner Challenge #73 -- Use a Digi (I used a digital image, sentiment and digital paper.)
Pile It On #30 -- Anything Goes

Don't forgot to check the Specials Page for August when you stop by Doodle Pantry.  Also, from August 1 thru August 8, all products are 25% OFF when you use the coupon code AUG25OFF.  

Thanks for stopping by and making my day.  Enjoy the rest of the week!