Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's a Beautiful Life

It's always a happy day for me when I get to share Doodle Pantry images with you. I made this card  for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz. I loved this sketch, and had to make a card so I could join in the fun!


I am using the beautifully recolored set called Morning Glory. The image, sentiment and designer paper are all from this set. I printed the designer paper on white card stock and layered it onto navy card stock and then a white card stock base. I printed the precolored image onto white card stock and layered it with navy. I did two squares of blank white card stock layered on navy and then used foam tape to pop it up in the center. I added two silver flowers in the corner and colored the centers with Copic marker B28. Finally, I added three green crystals onto the focal image at the top and bottom corners. Take a look at the beautiful colors Laurie made for you in this set. They are very pretty.


While Laurie takes a break from creating new images, the design team will be focusing on showing you lots of existing sets and giving you ideas on what you can do with them. There are so many digital sets at the Doodle Pantry store, you are sure to find something to fit your style or needs at any time and for any occasion.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bahama Woodstar

The Mod Squad Challenge Blog has a new challenge starting today. I am your Host for this challenge and I hope you'll come and play along with us. The challenge is called Spring Forward. I know the whole country is buried in snow and freezing temperatures, so let's look forward to Spring and show us what you think Spring is all about. This challenge is open to interpretation...I'd like to see butterflies, hummingbirds, lots and lots of flowers and wonderful, bright colors. Whatever you want to make.

Our sponsor this week is Sparkle N Sprinkle. The prize is any digital image or set up to $15. Be sure to check out their Made In USA rubber stamps and glitter too!

http://sparklensprinkle.com/o/ 

If you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image, you get 2 entries. Just add MSC in front of your link name.



I am using Sparkle N Sprinkle's Bahama Woodstar digital stamp for my card.  I love this hummingbird. I printed the image on white card stock and colored it using Copic markers (bird - E23, V15, V17, BG11, BG45 - I used the kiss technique to blend the blues and purples together; leaves - YG11, YG13; flowers - Y15, Y19, YR04, YR09, RV23, RV25). The image when then mounted onto melon mamba card stock and then another piece of white card stock. I then used foam tape to adhere this piece to my background, which I made. This is called the bokeh technique. Most people are familiar with it being used in photography, but it's become hugely popular in the stamping world. 

To create the background, I used melon mamba, tangerine tango and daffodil delight inks from Stampin' Up! and a finger sponge dauber. I didn't pay too much attention to where the colors were going, but just wanted to get all three colors down onto the white card stock. I will tell you, I did not like this background until AFTER I did the bokeh technique. I created my own stencil using my Silhouette Cameo. I had 3 different sizes of circles, some going off the page and then cut this out using clear transparency paper. It worked out great. Then, using another finger sponge dauber, I took white pigment ink from Stampin' Up! and dabbed into the circles. Do not swirl your dauber because it will pink up the dye ink and turn your sponse and your ink pink and other colors. Once I had the circles filled to the way I wanted them, I used my heat gun to dry that layer. For the final layer, I was going to use the dauber filled with white pigment ink and place them randomly, but I was not getting nice, crisp circles. So, I took my stencil and used the smallest circles and dabbed really concentrated amounts of ink on top. I was so happy with the way it came out looking, even though I didn't like the background originally. I placed this background onto white card stock and then onto a melon mamba card stock base. Finally, I added a couple of pink crystals onto the focal image and a very small black crystal for the hummingbird's eye.

I hope you will join us at The Mod Squad Challenge Blog and show us your interpretation of Spring!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

There's Only One You!


There's a new Color Challenge starting today at The Outlawz. The DT made some really cute cards this week for you, and I hope you'll stop by and play along with us. It was my first time posting for the challenge and I was a bit nervous, but it came out pretty good.

Our sponsor for the month of February is The Paper Nest. Please check out their website. They have lots of rubber stamps, as well as digital stamps to choose from.


Our challenge this week is TIC TAC TOE. Everyone loves to play this game, so let's see what you can do with these colors on your project.


We would like you to pick a row...it can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal. If your chosen row has a box with a word in it, you must include that item (twist) into your project, for example if you picked the first vertical row you would use pink, blue and purple and your twist would be gemstones! You have lots of color combinations to choose from and we hope you like this challenge as much as we do!



I chose the middle vertical row and used Yellow, White and Black. Believe it or not, that butterfly is actually a cut file from Silhouette. Using my Cameo, I turned the fill color and the line color to black and turned off the cut lines. I then traced the butterfly and did an outer trace to get just the outline cut. Then I did a print and cut on white card stock. I did made two butterflies. I used Spectrum Noir markers (CT1, CT3, GB5) to color both butterflies. I glued one butterfly on top of the other and then used glitter spray on the top for a little texture to make it sparkle and shine. For the fancy fold, I followed the tutorial by Beate Johns on SCS found here. All of the paper I used, including the designer paper, is from Stampin' Up!. I used a square of white card stock inside the fold and then placed both butterflies on inside. This was layered on top of black card stock and layered onto another piece of white card stock (with the sentiment from Stampin' Up! stamped directly on it) and then onto a black card stock base.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Perfect Friends

Hello crafters...here is my card for this week's Color Challenge over at The Outlawz. I am late posting this, but you still have a couple of days left to join us. Our sponsor this month is The Paper Nest. Check out their website. They have rubber stamps, as well as digital stamps to choose from. This week, our challenge is to use sky blue (or any blue close to that) and two other colors of your choice. You also tell us what your twist is. I love this type of challenge. Here is my card. My colors are blue, green, yellow, orange and pink and my twist is to add a button.


This card was made for my very good friend Cathy. Her favorite flowers are daisies and I thought this was perfect for her. I used a card cut file from Silhouette's online store. In addition to the card cut file, it also has a two-piece extra daisy, so I cut that that as well. I used white card stock for the card, and for the bottom layer of the extra daisy, and blue card stock for the top layer of the daisy. Beneath the card cut file, I used a piece of rainblow vellum. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! and I layered that on blue card stock and adhered it using foam tape. Using a MS butterfly punch, I punched that from the same vellum and glued that below the sentiment. I added a big white button with white thread onto the daisy and added blue crystal gems on the other flowers and also onto the layered sentiment.

Please come join us for our challenge this week. We would love to see what you create!

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Irish Birdie

It's the third Tuesday of the month, and that means Doodle Pantry is having another release day...with .svg cut files in addition to a few new digi sets.


I am using a brand new .svg cut file set called Four Leaf Clover SVG and an older digital set called Irish Birdie. I chose to do the four leaf clover frame. There are 4 layers to this frame and I attached them all to a white card stock base. I pulled the birdie into my Silhouette and traced, print and cut the pre-colored image. I cut all 4 layers using black, lime green and a darker green card stock. (See the post below this one to find out what I did with all the middles from the frame.) The sentiment is from the Irish Birdie set and was printed on white card stock and layered onto black card stock and popped-up in the corner. I added 2 different sizes of green gemstones into the hearts of the clover. This was a super fun and quick card to make and Laurie's .svg cut files cut like a dream. Here is what you get in the sets.




Don't forget...there is still time to join us on the Doodle Pantry Blog for this month's Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge 2 for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store. The theme this month is CANDY. It is a digital challenge, but we also accept hand-stamped images as well. So come have some FUN!

One of the new sets being released this week is called Funky Sock Monkey. Laurie has added this set to her OWH category. That means that $1.00 from each sale will be donated to Operation Write Home. Here is a link to see the other sets she has included in the OWH category. Here is what you will get in that set.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #170 - anything goes
AAA Cards Game #33 - orange you glad you're CAS
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #4 - anything goes

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

This is the second post of the day. I wanted to show the versatility of these wonderful digital sets and svg sets that you can get at Doodle Pantry.


Using the same two sets Irish Birdie and Four Leaf Clover SVG sets, I created this card. All of the cuts for the four leaf clover are actually the insides of the frame that was used in the first card. I took the smallest inset in my Silhouette and did an internal offset. That is how I got the last piece, which is the white leaf with the image on it. I brought the pre-colored image from Irish Birdie into my Silhouette and put it inside the leaf and did a print and cut. There is a set of loose four leaf clovers in the set and I cut 4 large and 8 small clovers using the darker green card stock. I put 3 in each corner and then added 2 different sizes of green crystals. The clover was layered onto white card stock and then onto a black card stock base. So, just using the remnants of the first card, I was able to very quickly make another card. How fabulous is that? Here is what you get in the sets.


Please join us on the Doodle Pantry Blog for this month's Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge 2 for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store. The theme this month is CANDY. It is a digital challenge, but we also accept hand-stamped images as well. So come have some FUN! 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Word Art Wednesday Challenge #170 - anything goes

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Barrel Full of Monkeys

Here is another adorable set released this month at Doodle Pantry. I think this is my first pop-up card. This card was so much fun to make...seriously!


I am using the newly released set called Monkey Barrel. For the front, I pulled the pre-colored monkey into my Silhouette, traced it, and did a print and cut. It's popped up slightly using thin foam tape. The sentiment is not from the set, I created it myself and printed it on a light yellow card stock. I distressed it with early espressor and chocolate chip inks. The bananas are from the Lil Gorilla Jungle set. I pulled the pre-colored banana into my Silhouette, traced it, and did a print and cut. I then used Copic marker G85 to color the stem and the tip of each one. There are 3 individual bananas stacked on top of each other. I then added candy dots from Stampin' Up! to finish the front. For the inside, I used a pop-up cut file from Silhouette's online store (Design #66546) and cut it using yellow card stock. I printed the designer paper from the set onto white card stock and then used that to cut the insides of the cut file. I also added dark brown card stock for the pop-up features. I did a trace, print and cut on the barrel full of monkeys, 2 more single monkeys and the bananas. The large banana with the rest of the sentiment I created using a banana image from the internet. I printed it on yellow card stock and hand cut it out. Here is what you get in the set. Laurie added a ton of adorable sentiments for this set.


Please join us on the Doodle Pantry Blog for this month's Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge 2 for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store. The theme this month is CANDY. It is a digital challenge, but we also accept hand-stamped images as well. So come have some FUN!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:



Friday, February 13, 2015

Gorilla Love

It's time for another card made with Doodle Pantry images. This is the card I have made for my husband for Valentine's Day this year. He's going to love it...lol.


I have used one of Doodle Pantry's brand new sets called Lil Gorilla Jungle. Isn't he cute? I printed the pre-colored image on white card stock and then cut him out by hand. I used a red glitter Sakura gel pen to color in the heart he is holding, as well as a few of the hearts scattered on the background (it's very hard to see it in the picture). The tree and hearts are a cut file from Silhouette's Online Store (Design #72710). This tree is actually a 3d image, but I only cut 1 and I removed the perforation.  I cut the tree using white card stock and then distressed it with Going Gray ink so it would stand out a little bit against the white background. The hearts were cut out using red card stock and glued in place over some of the branches. I cut a few extra hearts out so I could place them in the background as well. I added clear crystals in the center of the hearts that are in the tree. The sentiment is also a cute file from Silhouette (Design #56743). I cut this out using red card stock and glued it in place over the trunk of the tree. I used foam dots to pop-up the gorilla. I used the sentiment "I'm ape over you" on the inside of the card. Here is what you get in this set.


Please join us on the Doodle Pantry Blog for this month's Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge 2 for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store. The theme this month is CANDY. It is a digital challenge, but we also accept hand-stamped images as well. So come have some FUN!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:



Great Things


Hello Everyone! I am very excited to announce that I have joined the Tuesday Color Challenge design team at The Outlawz. This is my first week, and our sponsor is The Paper Nest.


Our challenge this week is to use at least 3 colors from this beautiful pastel rainbow.  There is no twist for this week's challenge.


Here is my inspiration card for you:



For this card, I chose to use Garden Ellie...isn't she adorable. I am also using two Doodle Pantry digital stamps for this card. The daisy is from the Charlie Daisy set and the sentiment is from the  Encouraging Words set. The first thing I did was cut the frame using my Silhouette Cameo. The design is ID #73381. Then I removed the inside cut from the frame and brought the images and sentiment into the software and did a cut and print. I colored the images using my Copic markers (dress - V20 V22, RV10, RV13; shoes and bow - RV10, RV13; skin - R00; cheeks - R20; hair - Y11, Y13; watering can - C0, C2, C4; daisy - G20, Y11, Y13). I cut the grass (design #56521) and distressed it with G20, but it absorbed so you can't see it much. I distressed the bow frame with pale plum ink and the white insert with barely banana ink. The blue layer was distressed with soft sky ink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


I hope you can join us for this week's challenge. Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Winter Wonderland

Hi all...I have some exciting news. I am Hosting this week's challenge over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog. Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Sparkle N Sprinkle company. The theme for this week's challenge is All About the Animals. I chose to use one of their fantastic digital image sets called Winter Wonderland. The set comes with an outline version and a pre-colored version. I used the outline version for my card.


The card I made is 6" x 6". I printed the image onto white card stock and then colored the image with Copic markers (pine trees - YG63, YG67; deer and bunny - E31, E34, R01; trees - E74, E77; snow - C0; ice - B0000; bird - B02, B04, Y38). After coloring the image, I used a Sakura Clear Star gel pen on the trees, ice and sides of the trees. However, it didn't give me the sparkle and dimension I was looking for, so I went over that with Stickles Frosted Lace Glitter Glue and while it was still wet, sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter from Stampin' Up! over it. After that dried, I used a brush to remove all the excess loose glitter from the card. I then used Ranger's Glossy Accents to create the "frozen" pond. I layered the image onto Basic Black card stock, then Tempting Turquoise card stock and finally onto a Whisper White card stock base. I printed the sentiment that comes with the set and mounted it on black card and used foam tape to pop it up on the side. Finally, I added a silver snowflake sticker from Class A Peels. This picture was very difficult to take, but let me tell you, the shine and sparkle in real life is amazing looking.

I hope you get a chance to join us at the challenge this week. And don't forget to check out our sponsor and see what they have to offer. Lots and lots of very fun crafting supplies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
House of Cards January Challenge - use glitter
Great Impressions January Challenge - snow friends
613 Avenue Create Challenge #108 - anything goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #118 - anything goes
Inky Impressions Challenge #194 - glitter and gloss
Little Red Wagon Challenge #274 - winter blues
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - anything goes


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