May 19, 2013

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Hi everyone!  After checking out some fun challenges this weekend, I was inspired to start my Christmas cards.  I love making Christmas cards, except when I'm  still making them on Christmas Eve, like last December!  Plus, I recently got some new goodies, and couldn't wait to play with them. 

 My new Christmas Window Santa image is by Bugaboo, and the sketch I used is Catch the Bug -- SSS 137.  Sentiment is by Doodle Pantry.  I colored my image with Copics and did some digital paper piecing.  I also added glitter to the snow and fun flock to the trim on Santa's hat and coat.  I die cut black felt to make the large scallop border.  The white embossed border is by MS.  Two different sizes of MS punches were used to make the snowflakes.  Sentiment was punched out with a SU! word window punch.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
My Time to Craft Challenge #222 -- Christmas in May
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #16 -- Christmas Carols (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
Pile It On #20 -- Add Fabric /Felt (I die cut black felt to make the large scallop border.)
Creative Corner Challenge 19 -- A Song  (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
Card Makin' Mamas CMM69 -- Punches (I used large and small snowflake punches & a word window punch.)

Since I had so much fun making this card, I might even try making a holiday card every week or two!  Hope everyone has a great week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

May 15, 2013

Sentiments, anyone?

Morning All!  Don't know about you, but I"m always on the lookout for just the right sentiments to go with my digital images.  Well, I am thrilled to announce that Doodle Pantry is releasing three fabulous sets of sentiments today, and they will be FREE for a limited time -- May 15-19!

The new Celebrations set has 12 great digital sentiments.  The card below combines one of the sentiments  with images from Cupcake Ants.

The new So Endearing set includes 10 wonderful sentiments.   For my next card, I paired a sentiment from So Endearing with an image from Puppy Presents; and just so you know, the little flowers (which were merged behind the dog) are from Spring Song Birdies Color Plus.

The third set of sentiments is called So Thankful and contains 10 great ways to say thank you!  I used one of the sentiments from this set and combined it with Doodle Pantry's beautiful Texas Dogwood.

 To go to the Doodle Pantry Store, just click HERE  to preview the sentiments and get instructions to download the free sentiments. Remember, these 3 sets are free only for a limited time. May 15 -- May 19!  After that, the sentiments will be available for purchase at Doodle Pantry ($2 for each set) .  

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

May 06, 2013


Good Morning everyone and happy start to a new week!  Spring has finally sprung, and we have been enjoying beautiful
weather and gorgeous spring blossoms.  Don't know about you, but I just love this time of year.

In keeping with the season, today's card uses a beautiful pre-colored image from Doodle Pantry's Jacaranda set.  I needed a quick card, and using a pre-colored image help make this card a snap to put together.  I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar May Challenge -- Blooms and Blossoms
Challenges 4 Everybody #19 -- Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge #142 -- Bingo Bash (I used pearls, image and sentiment.)
Hiding in my Craft Room (HIMCR) #96 -- Name Your Colors (Used shades of blue and plum.)
Kraftyhands May Challenge -- Flower Frenzy
Card Mania Challenges CMC #20 -- Flower Power/Flower Magic

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

May 01, 2013

Blog Candy Winners!

Thanks to all who entered their names for a chance to win a $15 Doodle Pantry gift certificate.  I used to choose the two winners:

The winners are #11-Miami Kei and #7-Sandi.  Congratulations ladies!

Kelly and Sandi -- please contact me by email so I can send you the necessary codes and information.  My email address can be found on my sidebar, just after my listing of followers.

Fancy Flamingos

Hi everyone!  Just a heads up to let you know that today's release day at Doodle Pantry.  Laurie has released 8 fabulous new digital sets, a new template/SVG, and 4 Color Plus sets of previous released images.  In addition,  there's a 25% off sale going on now through May 6, excluding gift certificates.

For today's release, I am thrilled to showcase Fancy Flamingo.  This  new set includes both colored and outline images, as well as digi papers and sentiments.  For my card above, I  combined 2 outline images and a sentiment from the set to make an anniversary card.  Coloring was done with Copics and colored pencils.  I also added some Spirelli string art around the scallop die cuts.

All patterned papers are from my scrap bin, including the flower, which I made for another project and never used. It feels so good to recycle some of the many leftover bits and pieces I've been saving.  Gotta do this more often!

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge -- Going Green (All patterned paper and handmade flower were recycled from my scrap bin.)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #121 -- Perfect Papers (Use at least 3 different patterned papers.)
Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge April 29 -- Anything Goes include sentiment
The Cutie Pie Challenge #43 --  Cute with Lots of Layers
Digi Makeover Challenge #86 -- Celebrations (Must use a digi.)
Party Time Tuesday PTT 118 -- Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge #84 -- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!!