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!!