Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CDAC Freebie Challenge #9

Hello stampers, Happy Holidays!  Today I have a card I made for the CDAC Freebie Challenge.  The theme for this challenge is "Make it your own".   So to make it my own, I used the empty snow globe from Crafty Ann's and then used a digi from a different set.  I used the Quirky Penguin from Doodle Pantry.  I also used the wreath as well from Doodle Pantry.  The paper that was used is from this month's Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions, such a cute and fun kit to play with.  I also added some glitter stickles to make it look like ice/snow.

My sister Kris and I like to do "Sister Challenges"  so we decided to use the snow globe and then add any image we want,  to see what she made head on over to her blog.  

The sketch I used is from Sketches by Carly and there's a challenge going on right now thru December.  One lucky winner will win a $20 GC to the Paper Shelter.  Go check out the blog to see all the details!  Well that's about it for now, I will be back after the holidays *Ü*

Thanks for stopping by............Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Sketches By Carly Challenge #46

Good Morning!  Happy Friday *Ü*  Today starts a new challenge over at Sketches by Carly.  It's so nice to see the wonderful inspiration that the DT offers at each challenge and today is no different.  You absolutely MUST head over to the blog and check it out!

Our sponsor for this round is The Paper Shelter.  This one that I chose to use is called Warm in the Winter.  Isn't she a cutie??  Good news....she's on sale too!  The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!!  I paired her up with some Basic Grey paper from the Eskimo Kisses paper pack and then punched some snowflakes and put a bow on there.  Here is the sketch for you to follow...

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!  Remember to stop by the blog and check out all the inspiration from the DT, and then leave them some love *Ü*

Monday, December 5, 2011

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge #8

Good Morning all!  Just a quick post today to show you a card I made using the cute doggy from Just Some Lines.  I made it for the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge going on now thru the 14th.   All you have to do is use at least one of the images provided and link up on the CDAC page, then you'll get the next round of images free.  It's that simple.  The theme for this round is Animals Hold Our Hearts!

I paired this cute li'l doggy with the Basic Grey pack called Max & Whiskers, perfect for this image.  The sketch I used is from Sketches by Carly and this sketch challenge is still going on right now thru Thursday evening.  Here is the sketch...

 Thanks so much for popping in today!  Have a great week ahead *Ü*

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Good Evening stampers!  Well, December is finally here and for me that means I need to get busy and make more Christmas cards.  Here is one I made using Holiday Ants from Doodle Pantry!  My sister Kris and I decided to do a sister challenge using an image from Doodle Pantry.   To see what she made, go check out her blog.

I decided to use the Mojo Monday sketch for this card and turned it sideways.  I also used a crocheted flower that I made and a pearl for the center.  The ribbon is from my stash and I used the MS leaf punch.  The design paper is also from the Holiday Ants set!

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great evening and a fabulous weekend *Ü*

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Good Morning!  Today I have a card that I made using one of the newer releases from Doodle Pantry.  This set is called Sledding Ants in color.  This set comes in outline and color and also has 2 digi papers to go with.  It's perfect for holiday and winter cards.   I used a sketch from Sketches by Carly but it's not the newest one.  To find out what that is please head on over to the blog here.   So here is the sketch I used for this card...

Thanks for stopping by today..have a super week!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pilgrim Sheep {Doodle Pantry}

Happy Saturday!  I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, so I made this card using one of the new releases from Doodle Pantry.  This set is called Pilgrim Sheep and it comes with many digi papers as well as outline and colored versions. 

 I used the color  version of this set along with one of the digi papers.  The sketch is my own and the pearls and flowers are from my local craft store.  The twine I got from The Twinery.   I also used labels 13 from Spellbinders.  

Don't forget to enter the DPDC18 challenge right now thru Nov. 24, and for those of you who enter, you will receive a great set for free.  Wishbone Ants!!  And here is the set...

This set is not yet available in the store.  So why not enter and get it for free right!!!  Can't wait to see what you create.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend *Ü*

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Sketches by Carly Challenge

Good Morning Stampers!  Today starts another challenge over at Sketches by Carly.    This is the first challenge with all of our new DT members...WELCOME ladies!  

Our challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo stamps and the image I used is called Bobblehead Thanksgiving Indian Girl, long title I know!!    The winner of this challenge will recieve 7 digis of their choice...whoohoo!!  

The apple pie paper is from Doodle Pantry's Pilgrim Sheep set and it's so cute.  So here is the sketch for this challenge.  We would love to see what you can do with it...

Be sure to stop by the Sketches by Carly blog to see the inspiration from the new DT as well.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend *Ü*

Saturday, November 5, 2011

12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop - Doodle Pantry

Good Morning stampers!!  Welcome to the Doodle Pantry 12 Days Of Christmas blog hop.  This blog hop will go from November 5th thru November 8th.  If you've arrived here from Elizabeth's blog then you're on the right path.  If not, you'll want to start back at the beginning on the Doodle Pantry blog.  This blog hop is all about showcasing the new set, 12 Days Of Christmas, from Doodle Pantry and let me tell you that you're in for a treat...there are so many wonderful ideas that you probably would never think of.  So sit back and relax and enjoy the show.  Now for my project...

I decided to make a clock and luckily there are 12 images!!  Your next stop on this hop is Lori Z .      There's some prizes that are going to be given out so go to the Doodle Pantry blog to find out the deets.   Also remember to leave everyone some love♥, we so appreciate reading all your comments!!  

Image:  12 Days of Christmas - Doodle Pantry
Papers: Doodle Pantry, Stash
Dies:  Classic & Scallop Circles - Spellbinders
Embellies:  Corner Punch - SU, black stickles

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Doodle Pantry New Release!

Good morning stampers!  Today is November 1 and you know what that means right??  Yep, it's new release day over at Doodle Pantry!!  I am using the Quirky Donkey along with a sentiment and digi paper also from the set.  To see all the new releases, be sure to stop by the blog and check them out.  

You'll want to stop back by on Nov. 5th for our DPDC 18 Challenge, remember you'll get a free set just for entering!!  The Doodle Pantry DT will also have a special treat for everyone on the 5th as well, so make sure to come by the Doodle Pantry blog first.  

Image:  Quirky Donkey - Doodle Pantry
Papers:  Digi papers - Doodle Pantry, SU
Dies:  Classic & Scallop Circles, labels 10 - Spellbinders
Embellies: Pearls, ribbon - stash

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Super Birthday for a Super Girl!

Good morning and a happy Sunday!  I have a short post for you today so I'd like to start off by showing you a card I made for my niece Carly.  Her birthday is in a couple of days and she loves turtles. So I thought about this cute li'l turtle peeking over a heart from Doodle Pantry.  This set is called Critter Tops.  The sentiment I used is from a different Doodle Pantry set called Super Birdie.  That's also a very cute set that I recommend for your li'l super hero. 


 Just thought I should mention that Carly has a sketch blog, Sketches by Carly,  and has a challenge going on right now, so be sure to hop on over and check it out.

The sketch I used for this card is from this weeks The Sweet Stop Sketch  and here it is...

It's actually SSS132, but they are doing a Blast From The Past where they revisit older sketches from the past throughout October.  This one is SSS77 and it was perfect for my image.  I hope you enjoy your weekend and have a great week ahead.

Image:  Critter Tops - Doodle Pantry
Papers:  De Lovely - Cosmo Cricket
Dies:  Scallop Hearts - Spellbinders
Embellies:  Flourish - Sizzix, Pearls - local craft store
Sketch:  The Sweet Stop Sketches

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bless This House!

Good Morning and Happy Friday!!  This week has just flown by.  There is a new sketch challenge that starts today over at Sketches by Carly so be sure to check that out.  The challenge is being sponsored by Whimsy and Stars Studio and they are giving away a GC of $9 in digis.

For my card I used the Key Ingredients design paper from Taylored Expressions.  The butterfly is from TE as well.  I used some flower buttons I had in my stash and the Ribbon banners are from Spellbinders.  Now for the sketch...

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a super weekend and hope you'll have some time to enter into our challenge *Ü*

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just Treats Please!

Hello stampers!  Today I have a card using Candy Corn Ants from Doodle Pantry.    I just love these li'l guys and knowing that it's almost Halloween I thought I would make this one and send it to my nieces.  I used the color version for this card and made up my own sketch.  The design paper is from Doodle Pantry as well and comes in the set.  

 Be sure to stop by the Doodle Pantry blog soon for a new release coming Nov. 1st.  Then on the 5th there will be another challenge, and did you know that if you play in the challenges, you'll get a free digi set!!  So mark your calendars for NOV. 1 and stop on by the DOODLE PANTRY blog for some fun.

Image:  Candy Corn Ants - Doodle Pantry
Papers:  Doodle Pantry, SU
Embellies:  Twine - The Twinery,
                    Rhinestones - Local craft store

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Holiday Ants! {Doodle Pantry}

Good morning!  I'd like to show you a card I made using one of the newest releases from Doodle Pantry.  This cute image is called Holiday Ants and it comes with color versions as well as outlined and also 4 digi papers.  There's a couple of cute sentiments included as well.  In fact, if you love these li'l guys, then go check out the many many other sets available at the store, and there's lot's of other sets too so I'm sure you  find something you like love.  

By the way, the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge is still going on for a few more days, the 24th is the last day so you might want to head on over and check out all the inspiration and enter so you can win a fabulous set called Quirky Penguin.  All you need to do is use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment).  There's many freebies available as well as free with purchase too.  

For my card I used the newest sketch from Sketches by Carly seen here...

This sketch is being sponsored by The Digi Garden.  One player will win 5 free digis, just use this sketch and enter over at Sketches by Carly.  The challenge runs thru October 27th.  

I hope you can play along in both challenges, can't wait to see what you create!! 

Image:  Holiday Ants - Doodle Pantry
Papers:  Digi papers - Doodle Pantry
Dies:  Labels 10 - Spellbinders, MS lace border punch
Embellies:  Prima Flowers - McMahon Five Designs, red dew drops
Sketch:  Sketches by Carly #42

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sketches by Carly Challenge #42 - The Digi Garden

Morning!  It's time for another sketch challenge over at Sketches by Carly!  This will run for 2 weeks so there's plenty of time :)  Our sponsor for the challenge is The Digi Garden and the winner will recieve 5 digis of their choice.  There are tons of really cute images, so go take a peak and then play along!!

I used this cute li'l girl named Casey Bow.  Isn't she cute??  I colored her up with my copics , oh yeah...here is the sketch for you to follow.

Remember to visit the challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT made using different images from The Digi Garden.    Have a super day and enjoy your weekend *Ü*

Image:  Casey Bow - The Digi Garden
Papers:  Key Ingredients - Taylored Expressions 
Embellies:  Buttons, ribbon, stickles - My stash
Sketch:  Carly - Sketches by Carly

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Doodle Pantry Snow Birdies

Good afternoon!  I'm back with another card using a new released set from Doodle Pantry.  This one is called SNOW BIRDIE.  It comes in both outlined version as well as colored versions with some fun quirky paper piecing.  I used the outlined version and colored with my copics.  The sentiment is also from the set as well as the blue/black design paper.  To make the snow, I rubbed 2 styrofoam balls together and glued it to the snowy areas.  It sparkles IRL, sorry the picture doesn't show that very well.

There is a challenge going on right now over at Doodle Pantry, DPDC17.  All you need to do is use a doodle pantry image (not just a sentiment) and if you do enter, you'll be sent a free set called  Quirky Penguin.  If you love the new quirky line from Laurie, you'll want to make sure you add this one to your collection too.  The deadline to enter is the 24th, so you still have some time to enter.  

Just a reminder, if you purchase any items from the Doodle Pantry shop, remember to add the Quirky Turkey to your cart because it's FREE with any purchase.  But only for a limited time, so hurry on over

I'm also entering this card in the Stampin Sisters In Christ challenge which is anything goes.  

Image: Snow Birdie - Doodle Pantry
Papers: SU, Doodle Pantry digi paper
Dies:  Classic circles & ?not sure - Spellbinders
Sketch:  My own

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Quirky Owl - Doodle Pantry New Realease!

Good Morning!  Happy Saturday *Ü*  First of all, I'd like to let you know that Doodle Pantry has made a change in the new release dates.  It is now going to be the 1st of every month!  The challenges will still start on the 5th so it's not too confusing. 

 So being that today is the 1st, I'd like to show you my card using the newly released quirky critter called Quirky Owl.  This set comes with the outlined version, a fully colored version, and a colored version using patterned papers, plus some sentiments and 2 digi papers.  There are a couple other "Quirky" sets being released today as well as some other fun ones,  so come over and see what else is being released today!!

There is a fun Quirky Turkey set that will be free with any purchase, so hurry on over to the store and I'm sure you'll find something that strikes your fancy.  Don't forget the 5th  will start a new challenge, so come back then and I'll have another new release image for ya!!

Image:  Quirky Owl - Doodle Pantry
Papers:  Doodle Pantry digi papers
Dies:   Spellbinders label 10
Embellies: Butterfly punch - MS,
                   Swirly flourish - sizzix die

Friday, September 30, 2011

Some Bunny Misses You...

Good Friday morning all!  I'm so happy the weekend is almost here,  I've had a long work week.  Anyway, let me tell you about this card and challenge.  This is for Sketches by Carly, and it's being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  Thanks so much for your participation in this challenge, we appreciate it so much.  The image I chose to use is called Some Bunny,  and  the winner of this challenge will win 7 digis of their choice!  Whoohoo, now that's awesome =)  Here is the sketch for you to follow..

Remember you can substitute any shape, just have fun with it.  We hope you join in the fun!  Stop by the challenge blog to see what the other ladies have made using this sketch.   Can't wait to see what you create *Ü*  Have a super weekend! 

Image:  Some Bunny - Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Papers:  Key Ingredients - Taylored Expressions
Dies:  Classic & Scallop circles, scallop hearts
Embellies:  Prima Flowers, pearls - Local craft store

Friday, September 23, 2011

Apple Snack {Doodle Pantry}

TGIF!!  Yay it's Friday!  The weekend is finally here.  I'd like to show you a card I made using one of  Doodle Pantry's older sets called Apple Snack.  I've had this image for quite some time now and finally decided it's time to use it!  The digi papers are from Shery K designs called Apples.  There are so many awesome digi papers to buy and also some free sets.   I bought some apple brads a few months ago and this is the first time I've used them.  I think they are perfect for this image and papers.  The sketch I made up on my own.  I used my copics to color it up and made the caterpillar a bit fuzzy looking!  Hope you enjoy..

Image:  Apple Snack - Doodle Pantry 
Papers:  Apples - Shery K Designs
Embellies:  Apple brads - local craft store, MS fence punch

Sunday, September 18, 2011

D2D Blog Hop & Whipper Snapper Designs

Hello, Welcome to the Designed 2 Delight Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Pat Sergeant's blog, then you're on the right track...if not, then you'll want to start at the beginning here.  We are celebrating the new Fall/Winter release for Whipper Snapper designs.  Faith has been working so hard to get these images ready and the D2D design team have some samples to share with you.  Here is my card using  Puppy's First Birthday.. also using the new D2D digi papers:  Eggplant Plaid & Butter Dots

 Each stop along the way is giving away a little treat so be sure to leave them a comment.  I too am giving away a gift voucher to the Designed 2 Delight shop to one random commentor and follower!!  I will pick a winner Tuesday evening!  Plus, there will be a surprise at the end of the hop, so I encourage you to do the whole hop start to finish!
Your next stop on the hop is Michelle Hebel.  

Thanks so much for stopping by...remember to leave me a comment and become a follower and you'll be entered into a drawing for a gift voucher!!    Have a great week *Ü*

Peacock Birdie Treat Dish Card!

Hello!  Happy Sunday *Ü*  Today I want to show you a treat dish card that I made using one of Doodle Pantry's cutest birdies ever....Peacock Birdie.  This is my first attempt at making one, but I think I did ok. I plan on making lots more so I'll get even better at it.   Of course it would be better if I had some candy to put into it!!  So just to show you, I put some buttons in there.

   Here is the dish closed up to send to some one thru snail mail...

I wanted to do a sister challenge with Kris yesterday, so I IM'ed her and thought what a great idea it would be to both make a treat dish and use a Doodle Pantry image....go check out what she made.  It's AWESOME!! Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a super Sunday!!
Image:  Peacock Birdie - Doodle Pantry
Papers:  Peacock Birdie set - Doodle Pantry
Dies:  Labels ??  not sure - Spellbinders
Embellies:  Twine - The Twinery
Template:  Doodle Pantry

Friday, September 16, 2011

A New Sketch Challenge and DT!

Good Morning!  Today I'd like to announce that my niece Carly, of Sketches by Carly, has a new Design Team made up of family/friends.  Kris (my sister), Carly (niece), Maddy (niece), Lorie (friend) and myself.    I'm so lucky to be part of this DT and it'g going to be very fun.  Thanks Carly!!

 Every other Friday, there will be a new sketch and therefore the DT will have some inspiration for you as well.  This challenge is being sponsored by La La Land Crafts.  One lucky winner will get to choose 1 stamp of their choice.  Whoohoo!!   So here is the sketch to follow...

For my card I used Darling Marci.  I have made a flower pot with die cut flowers and using twine as the stems.  Head on over to the sketch blog for more inspiration from the DT.  Then go leave them some love *Ü*    Thanks for stopping by, have a great Friday!

Card Deets:
Image:  Darling Marci - La La Land Crafts
Paper:  Key Ingredients Kit - Taylored Expressions
Dies/punches:  MS butterfly punch, lace border punch, Sizzix flower die
Sketch:  Sketches by Carly
Embellies:  Twine - The Twinery & brads from my stash

Friday, September 9, 2011

Have A Two-Steppin' Day!!

YaY!  Happy Friday *Ü*  This card is made using one of the newest releases from Doodle Pantry.  This particular set is called Cowboy Birdie and it comes in color and outlined versions with 6 sentiments and a digi paper.  WoW!!  If you'd like more western digi papers, you can find them here as another new release.  One of which I used on my card.     

Doodle Pantry has a challenge going on right now, DPDC 16.  All you need to do is use any Doodle Pantry image and if you do enter, you'll get a free set, Popsicle Ants, sent right to your inbox!!  Yippee!!  

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great weekend!  

Monday, September 5, 2011

Doodle Pantry New Release!

Good Morning!  Happy Labor Day =)  Today is the new release for Doodle Pantry and I have a card I'd like to share with you using one of the new sets.  This is called Popsicle Ants.  It comes in outlined and colored versions as well as 5 digi papers.

This image is complimentary for everyone who plays in the DPDC16 challenge.  Just use an image from Doodle Pantry and you'll be sent this whole set free.  Don't have any DP images??  No worries, just go here for a look at some freebies.  You're sure to find something that strikes your fancy.

Just one more thing...WELCOME to all the new members of the Creative Crew Design Team!!  It's going to be fun working with every one of you.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sunflower Topiary

Happy Saturday!  Are you enjoying your weekend?  I am =)  I have a card I'd like to share with you using the Sunflower from Doodle Pantry's Topiary Seasons set.  This set was released on August 5 along with many more amazing and cute sets.  You can check them all out here.

For my card I went with the Clean and Simple style.  One of my personal favorites.  I used some card stock I had in my stash along with the design paper.  I added 4 buttons to add a little flare.

Stay tuned as there will be another new release on September 5th along with a new challenge.  Be sure to check back to the blog then.   Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend *Ü*

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Every Flower is to Bloom!

Good Morning!  Today's post is to remind you of the Design Team's Challenge going on now over at Designed2Delight.  The challenge is "Anything Goes".  You may use any image to be eligible for the prize, which is a free image from the D2D store.

For my card I used papers from this months Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions and the sketch is from Sketches by Carly.

One lucky player will win 4 digis of their choice to Crafty Sentiments Designs.   You have 8 days left to enter, so get craftin' and link up over at Sketches by Carly.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great week.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stitched Pumpkin by D2D

Morning!  Happy Tuesday *Ü*  If you've been playing along in the progressive challenges by Designed2Delight, then you received this awesome pumpkin set called Stitched Pumpkin.  It's a great set for all your fall/autumn cards.

There is also the DT Saturday challenge going on right now and that is to use Black & Pink.  Be sure to check out all the inspiration at the blog.  

The sketch I used is from my niece Carly, who designs her own sketches and even has a sketch challenge blog Sketches by Carly.  Here is the sketch....see what you can do with it and enter here for a chance to win a $10 voucher to Clear Dollar Stamps....but hurry!  Only 2 more days left.

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great week!

Image - Stitched Pumpkin (D2D)
Paper -  Amber Autumn (DCWV)
Dies - Classic/Scalloped Ovals  (spellbinders)
Size -  6x6