Saturday, November 30, 2013

One more for Doodle Pantry....

Happy Saturday!

I wanted to share a couple more cards that I made using one of my favorite sets from Laurie at 
Doodle Pantry. This is a color digi from the set Christ's Gift

For this one, I used one of  the outline images which is also included, coloring it myself.

What beautiful cards these images would also make for those Easter cards!

Be sure to stop by at Doodle Pantry where there are loads of specials going on including a 40% off sale of everything except bundles and fundraiser bundles.  
Tomorrow on December 1st is the official release date but Laurie put December's new sets in the store early and these are also available for the discounted prices.
I will be posting another card with a new set tomorrow or you can take a look at my previous post to see what else I have created for December. In case you haven't figured it out as of yet, I am going to be Guest Designing again this month for Doodle Pantry.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Doodle Pantry Sale and Early Release

Doodle Pantry is having an early release for December so that you can take advantage of all the new images in the fabulous Black Friday weekend sale going on where you can save 40% on everything except bundled and fundraiser sets, be sure to check out the bundled set for Operation Write Home if you have not already purchased it, the reduced price goes away tomorrow!
From November 28 until December 3, use the code TDAYSALE to save 40%. Also check out Critter Friends, the set free with purchase and don't miss Goose Me which is free for playing along in next month's challenge which goes live December 1st at Noon.

I have used the new set Tropical Drinks   creating a card set for a dear friend. A set of four decorative frame cut files from Silhouette gives me the base and backgrounds for my images. I was able to pull the decorative papers in from the set onto the folders to use on my cards and as a liner for the envelopes.

The magazine holder I made to hold my card set also features the papers. One of the fabulous things about the beautiful sets that Laurie creates is that they usually include outline as well as color images plus digital papers to match and sentiments. What a lot of goodies for a great price and don't forget if you purchase this weekend, an extra 40% off!

I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving with lots of time with family and loved ones and loads of good food. Rick and I hosted our families, what a fun day we had.
Enjoy your shopping weekend, I know I am off to surf more online and see what goodies I can find.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Barrels of Fun!

Hey guys, just a quick post this morning to remind you of the fabulous sets created by 
Laurie Wilson for Doodle Pantry as a fundraiser for OWH (Operation Write Home) . 
I know many of you love creating cards for our troops and would love to have this bundle of 
digital images, as they are perfect. As wonderful as they are for our troops and families they
are equally as fabulous for those of us not in service to our country.

Find the OWH Fundraiser Bundle at the store by clicking Here for only $5.00 until the end of the month-be sure to stop by before December 1st when the price will go up.

I am also sharing my card today that I created using the newly released set Wild West Watering Hole . I found a new rope border cut file from Silhouette to use with these fun barrels.

Hope you can check out these fun sets and the team's cards using them at the Doodle Pantry Blog this morning. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

In the Meadow.....

Christmas is coming and I am trying really hard to have my cards ready to mail the first of December! Is that what all of you like to do?

I having been posting this month about the month long celebration going on at Beccy's Place where she is sharing a card each day with different challenge themes plus tips and tutorials.
You have to go check it out.
I created this card in response to her button card which you can find Here . I love her card so much and while thinking of it, came up with my idea. 

I printed Beccy's "Pine Grove" on a 5 x 7 textured card stock, later trimming it to work with my teal mat. I love the snowman in the shades of teal. My top hat and arms are parts of a Sizzix snowman die.
My sentiment and snowflakes on the inside are from Papertrey Ink.

I am loving the inspiration as I continue to grow my stack of cards. Hope you will
stop by for a visit with Beccy and I know you will be hooked.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 15, 2013

So Thankful....

Thankful for my Friends and that is you!!!!

I am also thankful to be sharing the beautiful images from Doodle Pantry and this week's sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday

I chose to make an A2 sized card for my project using the jug and sentiment from Floral Jug which at the moment is a free with purchase at Doodle Pantry. 

This was an image drawn by Laurie for Clear Dollar Stamps and due to the closing of the store 
is now sold at Doodle Pantry. It includes two color images, an outline image plus digital pattern and solid papers and the sentiment I used.
I have always loved this image and have owned the outline image for a long time.

I cut the colored image with a Spellbinders Peony die and another one with chocolate card stock, layering both of these with an offset. I also used a retired Stampin' Up punch to make my three
flowers in the chocolate, adding ribbon to each.

Love these Prima "Melody" papers with the colors in the image.

Hope you will check out Sweet Sketch Wednesday and join in both their challenge and the monthly challenge now going on at the Doodle Pantry Blog

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lots of News at Doodle Pantry

Hello all, I am jumping in today to tell you about some wonderful things going on at 
Doodle Pantry . Many of you are fans and participate at OWH (Operation Write Home) and as a fundraiser for them Laurie has designed two sets that are perfect for creating cards to send to them or are equally at home for your cards. I know that I can't wait to start using these great images.

From now until the end of November about 70% of the sale of this bundled set will be donated by 
Doodle Pantry to OWH and what a perfect day Veteran's Day is to celebrate and help all of our wonderful military that do so much to keep us free.
Here are the sets-only $5.00 for both:

Also don't forget to check out the new release and join in the challenge at the Doodle Pantry Challenge Blog where you can use any image to enter but if you use a DP image you will get this month's featured set free. (lots of freebies at the store if you don't own any yet) .

I couldn't resist sharing a couple of cards today with you using Cozy Gazebo which also comes in color, I used the outline image which I layered with my new favorite set (since I am finding so many ways to use it) Seasonal Swags and to think I haven't even used the summer flowers yet!
 I also added the lamps on each side from Vintage Lamppost

My coloring is with Copics and Spectrum Noir with Autumn Flowersoft added .

I also colored one and added the holly swag for Christmas.
You know I can't go a post without another Christmas card, lol,
this one is CAS but love the way it came out.

Now, I won't keep you any longer so that you can go check out all of the happenings.
Have a great week!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Anything Goes-Mo's Digital Pencil

I am such a cat lover...having several of my own that of course I couldn't help falling in love with this adorable image "Santa Cat" from Mo's Digital Pencil

I used the sketch from Deconstructed Sketch and will enter my card there as well as in the challenge at Mo's Digital Challenge where this week's theme is anything goes. 

Don't you just love the new Darcie paw print embossing folder that I picked up while shopping on Friday? I can see myself using this a lot in the future. 

What a fun sketch to work with.
Here is a closeup:

She was colored with Spectrum Noir markers with a bit of dazzling diamonds added to the cap.

Thanks for stopping by to visit, love hearing from you.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Loving Those Trees!!!

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend!

I am sharing my latest Christmas card. I am still joining in at Beccy's Place and her month long holiday card celebration! She is sharing a new card each day along with tips and techniques and lots of chance to win, be sure to check it out! 

And I am using her images! Aren't they lovely?  The background is "Pine Forest" with the "Stone Cottage" in front. I used my Silhouette software to trace and detach the "Pine" from it's white background (JPEG) and then copied two more, resizing and placing to create my own pine forest.
My cottage was colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I added Silhouette glitter and Martha Stewart snow to make my cold Winter scene.

My sentiment was created in my Silhouette software with another of the pine tree's added to the corner.

I am also adding my card into the challenge at Craft a Scene where the challenge theme is Trees. 

I had so much fun creating this and hope you like it as well.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Oh Yes, it's Another Christmas Card.....

What is up with all the Christmas cards???? Seems like that is all that is on my mind at the moment but that is o.k. as I really what to complete mine and send them out on time this year. I am also on a quest to give them some pops and dimension but at the same time keep them simple to mail.

What a great find in this week's sketch at The Sweetest Thing and their Sunday Sketch Challenge #196. I know I want to save this one and use it again.

I am also entering this into the "Anything Goes" challenge at "Through The Craft Room Door"

After stamping my image which is from Stampin' Up's "Beautiful Season" on watercolor paper I used Prismacolor Pencils to color it and added some of Silhouette's glitter to my berries. 
Love their glitter!!

I embossed the panel with Cuttlebug's music folder.

For the inside I used a sentiment from the same set.

Be on the lookout for more cards with this sketch and I hope you will give it a try as well.

Thanks for the visit, I love hearing from you and I am so happy to be back in my stamp room.
Don't know where my mojo has been but so happy it is back.

Happy Day!

Card Details:

Paper: MME  Santa Claus, Stampin' Up card stock
Stamps: Stampin' Up "Beautiful Season"
Other: Ink Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils, glitter - Silhouette, satin ribbon Dollar Tree

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jolly St. Nick!

Don't you just love that feeling you get when a card really comes together and you love it!!!
I admit that some of my cards are o.k. and some are good but this one I think is great. Not sure if it  is the rustic papers, the image or the glitter, but all together they make me smile.

I found this great sketch to use at Mojo Monday and what a fun one it is this week.  

As you may know, I am guest designing back at Doodle Pantry this month, and I wanted to use some of my images that I bought last month including this fabulous set "Jolly Saint Nicholas" . I am a fan of more vintage and retro looking Santa's and this certainly fits right in my wheel house. I used the colored Santa for this card but can't wait to try my hand at coloring the outline image that also comes in this set. I love combining images from different sets and the Christmas swag from the set "Seasonal Swags" fit perfectly with my fine fellow. I created my banner in the Silhouette Cameo software and cut it and the holly cut file from Silhouette to  decorate my card front.

Be sure to stop by Doodle Pantry soon as there is a coupon on the specials page for 25% off your order for a limited time.

Loving the glitter paper for the leaves and banner! The tag is also a cut file from Silhouette, I matched the back layer with the color picker to the green in his cap.

I had cut three of the tags when designing my card, so I made two of them into matching tags for my packages this Christmas. 

I am entering this at:
Sketch #318 at Mojo Monday .

Month long Holiday Card challenges at Beccy's Place  , you will find a new card and challenge each day along with tips and chances to win! This is for the Santa card challenge.

Card Details:

Paper: Stampin' Up cherry cobbler, Paper Studio Old World Santa, DCWV glitter pack
Stamps: Doodle Pantry 
Other: Silhouette cut files- tag and holly, ribbon from Walmart (Christmas),red embroidery floss, pop dots

Friday, November 1, 2013

Me and Doodle Pantry....

Hello everyone, so happy to see you stopping in!

Many of you that have visited in the past remember when I was on the Design Team for Doodle Pantry and how much I have always been a fan of Laurie's images. So I was thrilled when she asked me to Guest Design for the month of November. 

I was so happy that I have created three cards for the release today of Laurie's new images for November!

My card above uses the new "Pineapple and Coconut" set. I used the outline and colored it myself with Spectrum Noir markers, I love coloring although I do wish I were much better at it.

I also used coconuts from the same set along with "Palm Tree" to create a fun look to this card.

I enjoy merging digital images to create something just a bit different from what it started out as, this is 3 of the color palm trees overlaid and resized to create a grove. I also printed them again and using my Cameo I traced and cut the palms so that I could pop them up with foam tape. Don't you love this sentiment that comes in the "Pineapple and Coconut" set?

I also made something with the new "Igloo Funset, so many cute images, sentiments and papers included in this one!

I am using each of the 3 elements from the set in this one, lol! What a fun card to cheer someone on this winter. I again printed the color image of the igloo and animals twice, cutting one of them to place atop the one that I printed directly on the design paper. 

If you are new to Doodle Pantry or digital images in general I hope you will stop by the store and take a look at all of the inspiring creations by the rest of the team using this month's release and/or stop by at the DP Blog where you can see more cards using DP images and join in the challenge for this month(starts at noon today). Just for entering you will get the new release "Snowman Pileup" . There is also a free with purchase set from November 1-24 called "Vintage Fan" . Hope you have time to check it all out.

Hugs and Happy Day.....

Card Details:

Vintage Pineapple:
Paper-Prima "Reflections" and Doodle Pantry digital from set Gina K Designs chocolate brown card stock
Images: Doodle Pantry "Pineapple and Coconut"
Other: Silhouette frame cut files, Papertrey Ink button, SU linen thread, Dollar Tree grosgrain ribbon, pop dots

Beach card:
Paper: GKD chocolate brown cardstock, SU whisper white
Images: Doodle Pantry "Pineapple and Coconut" and "Palm Tree"
Other: Scrap ribbon and pop dots, pop dots and oval cut with Cameo

Igloo card:
Paper-SU whisper white, DP design paper, Recollections card stock
Images- Doodle Pantry "Igloo Fun"
Other- Sheer ribbon-Dollar Tree