Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Spooky Worms

It's the 1st of the month, so it's time for the new releases from Doodle Pantry. As usual, Laurie has outdone herself. I actually created two cards for this release, so check out my other post below.


For this card, I used the new set called Spooky Worms. Okay, okay...so they're not really all that spooky...but they are adorable, aren't they? I fell in love immediately and knew that I wanted to use both worms on one card. I started by printing one of the designer papers from the set onto white card stock. I layered this onto another piece of white card stock and then onto a black card stock base. I just two rectangles from purple and red card stock and angled them behind the image. I printed the outline image of both the mummy and dracula worms and colored them using Copic markers (mummy - C0, E11, E13; dracula - E11, E13, R02, R08, C4, C5, C9). I used the kiss technique using the Copic markers C5 and C9 to blend the darker grays a little better. The image was mounted onto black card stock and then layered onto the purple and red card stock. Using a font called Chiller, I typed the two sentiments into talk bubbles I found on Google Images and then hand cut the bubbles and popped them up above the worms using thin foam tape. Here is a preview of this set.

http://doodlepantry.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=1017&category_id=141 

Laurie has a 25% sale going on right now in the store. All of the new releases are already marked down, so you don't need a code to get them. Also, while you are making your purchase, don't forget to go to the Freebies page to pick up your free sets and/or your free with purchase sets. This month from October 1 - 24th, you can get the Nut Costume Ants set free with your purchase.  Here's a preview of that set.

http://doodlepantry.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=1012&category_id=141 

And don't forget to visit Doodle Pantry's Blog and enter the DPDC51 monthly challenge. The challenge runs each month from 12:00 p.m. on the 1st through the 24th. You can use any image you want to be eligible to win the $15 gift certificate. But, to be eligible to get the free stamp set, you must use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment). This month, all eligible entries will receive the S'more Please set just for entering with a Doodle Pantry image. Here's a preview of the set you will receive.

http://doodlepantry.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=1013&category_id=141 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Please pop on over to see what the rest of the design team has made for you today. You can find a link to all of their blogs on the right hand side of this post.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Jingle All The Way

This is my second card for today's release from Doodle Pantry. This time I used the set Charlie Reindeer. This is one of Laurie's illustrations that was previously sold at Clearly Digital Stamps and is now being re-released. This is part of her Charlie Horse series and he's absolutely adorable.


For this card, I first printed one of the designer papers on white card stock and then layered that on a green card stock base. I used a piece of silver mirror paper and layered a piece of red card stock on top of that and then added a PRE-PRINTED image from the Charlie Reindeer set that was cut using the Magic Mirror die set from Crafter's Companion. I printed the sentiment and used the large oval punch from Stampin' Up to cut that out and glued it to the bottom of the frame. I then added green flower gems and clear crystal ovals for a bit of bling!

Please see the post above this one for all of the information for today's release. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Trick or Treat?

Well, as far as I'm concerned, anytime Doodle Pantry is involved, it's a treat! I have no idea why, but I absolutely love making Halloween cards. Here is my first for the season.


For this card, I am using an older digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry called Bat Birdie. Isn't this upside down birdie adorable? I printed the image on white card stock and then colored it using Copic markers (bird body - YG17, YG23, YG25; beak & feet - YR16, YR23; branch - E31, E33, E35, E37; mask N3, N5, N7). The mask was then layered with Fantastic Glaze to make it shiny. The card is a 3-layer cut file from Silhouette's online store. I used orange, black and lime green card stock to cut this file. After the layers were glued together, I used orange and  black Stickles Glue along the edges. I finished the card with black bats from a punch by All Night Media. Here is a preview of what you get in this set.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Challenge #27 - anything goes


Monday, September 22, 2014

Time to Get Together!

I have another post for you today from Doodle Pantry. Anyone who knows me by now knows how much I love these digi stamp sets. Each month is just a thrill to see what Laurie comes up with. This is what I made for you this week.


I used Ageless Antiques 2 for this card. The clock, couch and sentiment are all from this set. I used pre-colored images for this card because they were already a perfect match for my background. So, let's start with the background. Believe it or not, that background was completely made from two different sizes of circles that were left over from a project I made for a friend. The paper the circles were cut from is from DCWV. I placed the larger circles first onto white card stock, and then I placed the smaller circles in between those. I then used ink to distress the edges and cover up most of the white that you could still see. I layered this onto black card stock and then onto a peach card stock and added crystals along the edges. I actually made this background about 2 months ago, but I didn't know what to do with it. It totally looked like wallpaper to me. Then Laurie released this awesome antique set and I thought it would be perfect. Just look at that awesome clock? So, I printed the clock and the couch using my color printer and then hand cut them out. I needed a table to put the clock on, so I used a cut file found in Silhouette's online store. I couldn't believe how well it matched. I decided to make the sentiment larger and place it over the couch as if it were a picture on the wall and then put a black frame on top of it, which I cut on my Silhouette Cameo. The table is glued flat on the background and the clock and couch have a thin layer of of pop ups and the sentiment has a slight larger layer of pop ups. Here is a picture of what you will get with this set:

http://doodlepantry.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=1000&category_id=140

Don't forget there are still a couple of days left to join in the fun at Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 50. If you use a Doodle Pantry image, you will receive the Cheer Spirit set for FREE!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #150 - anything goes
The Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode - use a die or punch
MFP Speedy Inspiration Challenge #80 - Ruby Falls
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #37 - anything goes
Crafty Boots Challenges - anything goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge #107 - vintage or distressed
Love to Create Challenge #134 - fussy cut
My Craft Creations 9/15-9/27 - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - bling and/or pearls


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Yoo Hoo!


Doodle Pantry is having a mid-September release of six new digital stamp sets and one new e-cuttable file set. There are so many fun new sets to play with this month.


I am using the new What a Hoot set. I used a PRECOLORED owl for my card. Laurie also created a fence for this set. I wanted to use a paper pack she created a while back called Grunge Wood Mini Digi Pack, so I printed the wood designer paper on white card stock. I brought the fence image in my Silhouette Cameo and did a trace on it and then cut the fence using the wood designer paper. I absolutely love the way it turned out. I printed the owl and then hand cut it. The circle behind the owl and the grass are cut files from the Silhouette online store. I created the background using Old Olive, Summer Sun and Cameo Coral inks from Stampin' Up! and sponge daubers. I printed the sentiment twice and punched it out using a Stampin' Up! punch. I also used the same three inks to color the sentiment. The owl and the fence are adhered with foam dots to give it dimension. There are so many outlines and pre-colored images in this set, that it took TWO preview pages to show them all:


http://doodlepantry.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=1010&category_id=140http://doodlepantry.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=1010&category_id=140

As a special incentive for this release, for a limited time, you can get the new Gift Monkey set free with purchase (September 16-24). This is another really adorable set. Wait until you see the samples some of the design team created with this set. I can't wait to make one.


Don't forget to stop by Doodle Pantry's Blog and enter the DPDC50 monthly challenge. The challenge runs each month from 12:00 p.m. on the 1st through the 24th. You can use any image you want to be eligible to win the $15 gift certificate. But, to be eligible to get the free stamp set, you must use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment). This month, all eligible entries will receive the Cheer Spirit set.

http://doodlepantry.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=993&category_id=140

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Please take a look at the other Doodle Pantry Design Team member's blogs and see what they created for you!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Cutting Challenge #38 - anything goes

Monday, September 8, 2014

You Are One Fabulous Pursen!


This is a card I made for a very dear friend of mine for her birthday. She absolutely LOVES purses and bags. I swear, she probably has an entire room filled with them. So, naturally, when thinking of her and making a card for her birthday, I chose two fabulous sets from Doodle Pantry!


 I used the set Purse Parfait for the designer paper and sentiment. Both were printed on white card stock and I used a punch from Stampin' Up! to punch out the sentiment. I distressed the sentiment with black ink and used foam tape to pop it up. I created the actual purse using the Purse Parfait SVG set. Seriously, look at the details of this adorable purse. I cut all the pieces using my Silhouette Cameo and red, black, silver and white card stocks. I did two "offsets" on the purse to create the white and black layers so the purse wouldn't get lost on the designer paper. This was also popped up with foam tape. The lipstick is cut file from Silhouette's online store. I also did an "offset" on this cut file to give it an additional layer. I had so much fun creating this for her. Here is a picture and a link to both sets:

http://doodlepantry.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=900&category_id=31&keyword=pursehttp://doodlepantry.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=912&category_id=31&keyword=purse


Don't forget to stop by Doodle Pantry's Blog and enter the DPDC50 monthly challenge. The challenge runs each month from 12:00 p.m. on the 1st through the 24th. You can use any image you want to be eligible to win the $15 gift certificate. But, to be eligible to get the free stamp set, you must use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment). This month, all eligible entries will receive the Cheer Spirit set.
http://doodlepantry.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=993&category_id=140 


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #148 - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door 9/2-9/8 - anything goes
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - anything goes
The House that Stamps Built DCC827 - celebrate birthdays
Simply Create Too Challenge #69 - something new (svg cut file)
2 Cute Ink Challenge #114 - anything goes
Creative Cutting Challenge #38 - anything goes
My Craft Creations 9/1-9/13 - anything goes


Monday, September 1, 2014

Have a Jolly Jingle Holiday


I'm back on my most favorite Design Team! Yes, you guessed it...Doodle Pantry. I have really missed being a part of this team, so I am very happy to be back on board. There have been a lot of changes in the design team since I've been gone, so please take a look at some of the other member's blogs. We have some very talented ladies on this team.


My card is using the new Carousel Deer set. Everyone knows by now how much I love her carousel series. I did, however, choose to use the deer without the pole. I love to show how versatile her sets really are. Laurie always gives us the image without the pole, as well as with it, so you can choose how you want to use it. I first printed the solid blue and the printed blue digital papers that come with the set using white card stock. I used the solid print with my Silhouette Cameo and a snowflake spread cut file from Silhouette's online store. Even though some of these snowflakes were incredibly small, they cut beautifully. I mounted this on white card stock. Using the clear Sakura Gel Pen, I dotted the entire background to give it a nighttime snowy effect. I printed the deer on white card stock and colored it using Copic markers (deer - E53, E55, E57, E59; saddle & reins - BG72, BG75, BG78; leaves - G29; ribbons & flowers - R46). I then hand cut the deer image and popped it up onto the background using thin foam adhesive. I added mini gold half pearls onto all the places that had bells showing on the image. I really love the way this came out. I really wish I had super mini bells to put on there. I printed the sentiment from the same set and using two tag punches from Stampin' Up! I punched the sentiment and then the background from the designer paper I printed earlier. I distressed the sentiment with Not Quite Navy ink from Stampin' Up! and using the thin foam adhesive, mounted it onto the background. I then cut two angled strips to give a "faux" ribbon look and added a mini button. Here is a picture of the entire set that you will receive.


Laurie has an incredible Labor Day sale going on now until September 6th. You will receive 30% off your cart total. Just use the code LABORDAY14 at checkout. You must have a minimum order of $2.00 for the code to work. While you are checking out, don't forget to visit the Freebies page. Some items are totally free, and some are free with purchase. This month's free with purchase is Ageless Antiques 1.


And don't forget to visit Doodle Pantry's Blog and enter the DPDC50 monthly challenge. The challenge runs each month from 12:00 p.m. on the 1st through the 24th. You can use any image you want to be eligible to win the $15 gift certificate. But, to be eligible to get the free stamp set, you must use a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment). This month, all eligible entries will receive the Cheer Spirit set.


Thank you all so much for visiting.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Erika & Ryan Wedding Cards & Gifts

Well, here I am, back to my blog. I don't know why I have been away so long. I have a lot of things to share with you, but the biggest one right now is the cards and gifts I created for my dear nephew Ryan and his new bride Erika. Let's start with the wedding invitations.


Ryan and Erika asked me if I would do their wedding invitations for them. Of course I said yes, not really knowing what I was getting myself into. I have never done invitations before, so I had to go online and research what needed to be done. Although I am only showing you the invitation, I also created the RSVP's and both the return envelopes and the envelopes for the invitations themselves. I added silver labels for the back of the envelopes and vellum to line the front of the invitation. Pretty much, whatever could go wrong, did go wrong on this. I am happy with the results, but it was a lot of work.

I created the frame using a cut file corner piece from Silhouette of America. I had to create a couple of the pieces to make the frame rectangle and not square. The original design was supposed to have clear triangle  crystals to give the appearance of diamond rings. However, even though I purchased them from 2 different parties, neither of them arrived in time. I was forced to use a hand-held triangle punch and silver glitter paper. I had to nip the tip off of each of them to fit the ring, but it worked out in the end. The frames were all cut with my Silhouette using Crystal Ice card stock and glued onto the Amethyst card stock. I used amethyst satin ribbon and a silver flower disk that I colored in the center with an amethyst Copic marker. I was very glad when they were finally done...lol.


This is a card I made to give them at their rehearsal dinner, along with a gift and a gift box I made. I found this cut online on Pinterest. I did everything I could to locate this design. I looked for hours and hours and could not find out who it belonged to. It looked so much like Ryan and Erika, that I had to have it. I took a copy of the project I had seen and brought it into my Silhouette and traced it. A lot of it had to be fixed because it wouldn't cut correctly, but it is essentially the same project. I wish I could give credit to the person it belongs to. I used the same papers from their wedding invitations and added a heart with the sentiment and two different styles of heart bling.


This is the gift I made them. It's called The Mafia Game. Ryan and Erika introduced us to this game last November when we all gathered for my brother's Change of Command. This was one of the funnest games I've ever played. However, there was no actual game cards. Everything was just written on pieces of paper. So, I found images on the internet to make the game. I took the main image and removed the bottom and added The Mafia Game and bullet holes. This is on the back of each of the cards. I made the sheriff, doctor, mafia and town person and had to print them twice...once for the front of the card and then for the back. Then I cut them out and used a corner punch for the corners. Then I used these pocket-style laminating sheets I purchased from Costco to laminate each one. Then, using my Silhouette, I created a black card box and decorated it with the same background. They absolutely LOVED this when they opened it.


This is the gift box I created to put The Mafia Game in for them. This was a cut file from Silhouette. I used the Crystal Ice card stock from their invitations and a shimmery black card stock for the "tuxedo" portion. For the bouquet, I used the amethyst card stock and I used a Queen & Co. flower crystal for the center. It got a little crushed in my suitcase, but it was still presentable...lol.


This is the wedding card and envelope I made for them. Again, I used the same card stocks from the invitations. The card is a gatefold cut file from Monica's Creative Room. I loved all the hearts on this card. The cut file I used for the envelope is from Silhouette of America. I added a TON of bling on this card. For the center, I cut 2 large amethyst hearts, one for the left, one for the right. I cut 4 white smaller hearts. Since I was using Bazzill's magnets to hold it closed, I needed to hide them. I found the diamond ring and wedding band at Michael's. If you read above about the triangle crystals and how they never arrived, they finally did and I used them on the tips of each of the flowers to bling them out. I had a blast blinging out this card. I hope you can see it all. I am adding two more views of the card...one opened and a close-up of the insert.

opened

insert

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I created for my nephew and new niece. Sorry this post was so long, but I wanted to keep all of the pictures together.



Monday, May 19, 2014

The More I Love You


I created this card for my soon-to-be new niece Erika. She is such a wonderful person and I absolutely adore her. I thought this was the best sentiment because it's exactly how I feel about her. I found this butterfly on the internet and I loved all the veins in the wings. I printed the butterfly on Crafter's Companion white card stock twice and colored both of them using Spectrum Noir markers. I used 3 colors and a blending technique to get these results. A dark blue, turquoise and yellow. I love the different shades you get when you mix the colors. I cut one of the butterflies out and sprayed it with glitter spray from Crafter's Companion and then mounted it on top of the other butterfly. I then mounted this onto a piece of black card stock and then a white card stock base. I stamped the sentiment underneath the image and then added turquoise goosebump gems from Queen & Co. to the side of the image and in the swirls of the sentiment.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Shake Those Feathers

Hello everyone,

I know it's been almost 2 months since I've posted anything on my blog and I'm sorry about that. I have actually been creating a lot of things, but just haven't posted them. Not all of them are cards, but I will share with you soon. For now, I have a card I made with a Doodle Pantry set called Parrot Play. Although the outline version of this set was previously released, it was re-released this month in color.


I made this card for my sister-in-law's birthday. She has a Conure Parrot and I took the colors from a picture of her bird on her facebook page. I have to apologize, because I wrote down the Copic marker colors that I used on a sheet of paper and I cannot find it, so I cannot tell you what I used. I simply cannot remember. I printed the outline version of the parrot and colored it with Copic markers and then hand-cut it out. The feathers at the bottom of the cage were made by using the same green Copics I used for the bird and simply scribbling on a piece of white card stock. I then cut the feathers and birdcage with cut files from Silhouette Online. I printed the sentiment and used the small oval and medium oval punches from SU to punch them out. The background for the sentiment is a scrap piece of printed designed paper from Doodle Pantry. I added some orange dome bling from Queen & Co. at the top and bottom of the cage to finish it off.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:



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