Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year Birdie!

It's almost time to rock in a new year. What better way to celebrate than with a card using Doodle Pantry images. If you would like to receive this adorable New Year's Birdie set for free, just go to Doodle Pantry's blog and follow the instructions for downloading. It is available through January 1. There is also a HUGE sale going on in the store too...40% off all digital products through January 2. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our release day.


I just can't seem to get enough of these step cards. I had planned on doing a traditional card, but I couldn't fit all my elements on it, so...step card to the rescue.  For this card, I used the newly colored New Year's Birdie set. I love these birdies. The birdie and the designer papers are from this set. I used the colored version of the image, but my printer did a little freak out on me, and the colors didn't all come out right, so I had to use my Copics to fix them. I still tried to make it look the way Laurie colored it, but some of the colors are slight off (branch - E81, E84, E87; bird body - YG11, YG13, YG17; leaves - YG11, YG13; beak and feet - Y35, Y38; hat and flute - V09, V17, V22, B01, B04, B06).  I was glad I didn't have to mess with the bird's cheeks or belly. The shading on that always looks great the way Laurie colors them. I used my Silhouette to cut the birdie out. I used glitter fibers for the horn and the top of his hat. I used a purchased step card cut file from Silhouette, but then had to modify it for what I needed. The Happy New Year sentiment is a cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables. I took the color palette from the birdie. The balloons are 5 layers each with an additional star. I then put a matching colored crystal in the center of the star and then used glossy accents to make it shine. The clock is a cut file from a freebie site. I accented it with crystals at the base of each roman numeral and then a glitter crystal for the center of the hands. The 2014 are metallic stickers from The Paper Studio.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digi Makeover Challenge #121 - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #204 - anything goes
Make it Monday Challenge #172 - anything goes
Melonheadz Friends - anything goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE231 - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - celebrations
Challenges 4 Everybody #36 - anything goes
Hobby Cutz Challenge #30 - anything goes
Red Carpet Studio #60 - New Year's Eve
That Craft Place Challenge - anything goes
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #192 - Happy New Years
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge - anything goes

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Right Beside You

Hello Everyone,

It's time for Team B's challenge at 613 Avenue Create. This week, our challenge to you is to use black with your favorite color (or Anything Goes if you don't want to do the challenge). Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and I am using their stamp Right Beside You silhouette.


I absolutely LOVE black and silver together. It's one of my all-time favorite looks for cards. For this card, it was really simple. I printed the image on white card stock. It has a small black box around it, but for some reason my printer would not print it straight, so I had to cut it away. I then added black card stock behind it to give the border back and mounted it on silver glitter card stock and then a black card stock base. I used a Sakura clear glitter gel pen to add shimmer all over the tree.  I added a silver bird dazzle from Hot Off the Press and then crystal bling in the upper right hand corner.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode - anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - anything but holiday
Inkspirational Challenge #46 - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #38 - anything goes
Craft Little Fairies - anything goes
Creative Knockouts Challenge #17 - Bugaboo Stamps - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #301 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #112 - anything goes


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Overflowing with Loot

December release day for Doodle Pantry. There are so many things going on at Doodle Pantry, especially for the first week. Check out all of the awesome stamp sets released this month, along with more SVG cuts!


I chose to combine two stamp sets this time. The River Raft set is a new release for this month and Pirate Birdie is an older set. As soon as I saw the raft, I wanted to use this birdie. Using my image software, I combined the raft and sail from River Raft and the birdie and chest from Pirate Birdie. I did a horizontal flip on the chest so it was facing the other way. I printed it on white card stock and colored it with Copic markers (bird - B32, B34, B37; beak & foot - YR20, YR23; raft - E42, E84, E87; sail - E40, E42; hat, patch & chest - C2, C5, C9). I used the clear Sakura glitter pen on the corners of the chest and the hook. I printed the digital designer paper that comes with this set and mounted it on navy card stock and then a white card stock base. The image and sentiment were distressed with blue ink and mounted on navy card stock. I added clear square crystals, a red round crystal and 11 medium and small round gold crystals and then a little string of pearls in and on the chest. Here is a picture of the River Raft set:


BIG SALE from now until December 3. Take 40% off your entire purchase (excludes bundles and fundraising sets). Use code TDAYSALE to get your discount. Also, click here to read all about the Doodle Pantry Rewards Program.

Don't forget to visit Doodle Pantry's Blog at noon to join in this month's challenge. The featured set this month is Goose Me, which was previously sold at CDS. You can only receive this set for free if you use a Doodle Pantry image. You are allowed to use any image for the challenge to win the gift certificate.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craftyhands Challenge - sparkle and bling
Delicious Doodles - inspired by a movie (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Left of Center Challenge - no people
Sister Act Card Challenge #35 - anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamp Challenge - things with wings
Craft Girls Challenge #7 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 297 - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - bling it up
Seize the Birthday - anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #39 - anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #66 - birthdays
Fab 'n Funky Challenge #195 - cute critters
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #12 - make it sparkle
Simon Says Challenge - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday Callenge #108 - anything goes
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door (11/26-12/2) - anything goes

Holly Jolly Christmas

It's Team B's turn to challenge you at 613 Avenue Create. This week's challenge is Gift Packaging. Our sponsor for this week is Rick St. Dennis.


I chose to do a step card this week. I am using Night Before Christmas Santa. I opened the image with my Silhouette Cameo and did a print and cut. I colored Santa with Copic markers (suit - R35, R37, R39; belt & shoes - C5, C9; face - R01, R02, eyes - B01, holly - G28, fur trim and hair - C0, C2). The step card was cut using a cut file from Silhouette's online store. The designer paper is DCWV. I cut the tree using various colors of green designer paper and glitter paper and then assembled it. The ornaments and star were also cut using glitter paper. I attached the presents and then stamped the sentiment using cherry cobbler ink and a SU stamp and punch set.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafy Catz Challenge #209 - Santa Claus
Craftyhands Challenge - sparkle and bling
Jellypark Friends Challenge - month long Christmas
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Christmas card
QKR Stampede Challenge - Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge #35 - anything goes
The Outlawz' Friday Alcohol Marker - anything goes, Christmas twist
Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #195 - ho, ho holidays

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Piles of Fun


This is my favorite color combination for Christmas cards. I don't know why blue and white are so eye-catching to me. You are not going to believe how easy it is to make this card. I am using a digi stamp from Doodle Pantry's new set called Snowman Pile-Up. This entire card was made digitally by combining the COLORED versions of the image, background (from the same set) and the sentiment. This was so fun and quick. No coloring, no cutting...just printing on a color printer. I then layered the printed image onto Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock from Stampin' Up! and added a white snowflake and brad from my stash.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make My Monday - contemporary Christmas
Lexi's Creations Challenge #104 - Christmas
The Cutie Pie Challenge #58 - cute scenes and backgrounds
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #1 - anything goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #69 - anything goes
Anonymous Stamps November Challenge - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door (11-26 to 12-2) - anything goes
Sweet Stamps Challenge #145 - The Holidays
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #129 - Holiday or Winter
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge #148 - anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - blue and white
Deep Ocean Challenge #65 - favorite color combo
Creative Craft Challenge #24 - non-traditional Christmas colors
Clear it Out Challenge - The Snow is Falling, add a snowflake
Bearly Mine Challenge #114 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #108 - anything goes
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday (11/28-12/4) - shades of blue
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #34 - anything goes
Come and Get it Challenges - anything goes twist/use a digital stamp
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #60 - show us some snow
Pile it On Challenge #47 - non-traditional Christmas
Color Me Creative #82 - anything goes

Thank you very much for visiting!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Peace on Earth

Hi Everyone...today at 613 Avenue Create, we are celebrating World Peace Day. So, our challenge for you is to use a peace symbol or the word peace on your card. Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis and I am using his stamp Chin Chin.


To make this card, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the sentiment and background, which can be purchased from their online store. I used black and cherry cobbler card stock from Stampin' Up! I printed Chin Chin on white card stock from Crafter's Companion and colored it using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (clothes - reds - DR2, DR6; black - IG7, IG9; gold -GB4, GB6, hair and eyes - EB3, EB5; skin - GB2, FS8). I cut the image and a background using Spellbinder's Labels Four (lg & sm). I added 4 yellow crystals in the center of her shirt and a Chinese symbol cut from my Silhouette Cameo. I used pop dots to raise both the image and sentiment onto white card stock from Crafter's Companion and then onto cherry cobbler card stock from Stampin' Up!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Thank you very much for visiting!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Snow Much Fun

We have another challenge over at 613 Avenue Create. The theme this week is everybody's favorite "ANYTHING GOES". Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis.


For my card, I chose the beautiful digi stamp Isabella Making Snow Friends. I absolutely could not resist this little snow cat with his adorable bow tie. I used Stampin' Up's Snowy Play for the sentiment, which was stamped using taken with teal ink. The designer paper is from DCWV and the rest of the card stock is rich razzleberry, taken with teal and whisper white from SU. I colored the image wth Copic markers (Isabella's clothes - RV00, RV63, RV66; skin - R000, R02; hair- Y04; boots - C5, C9; snow cat - BG0000, BG000; bow tie - BG57, BG75). The tag is Fancy Tags from Spellbinder's (I cut a few pieces away from it). Finally, I added some white metal snowflakes.

I really hope you get a chance to play with us this week. It's snow much fun!!!

I am entering  this card in the following challenges:


Friday, November 1, 2013

Igloo Fun

Hello everyone! It's time once again for a fabulous Doodle Pantry release! Today Laurie is releasing  7 new stamps sets, 4 SVG cut files and 26 sets previously sold at CDS. So, pop on over to the Latest Releases for November 2013.


I am using the new set called Igloo Fun. Wow, did I have "FUN" making this one too! To make this card, I opened one of the PRECOLORED images with my Silhouette Cameo and traced it (I had to leave off the ground doodles). I then did a print and cut. Using Copic marker B00, I added a little more blue to the igloo. I knew I was going to be using glossy accents and I didn't want it cover up the light blue that was used and make it appear all white. I also used Frosted Lace Stickles glitter glue on the snowballs, penguins and walrus to indicate snow that had fallen on them (that is part of the precolored image). I used 2 of the digital papers that come with the set, one patterned image and one solid. The card is 6" x 6". I used a white card stock base, then added black card stock, then the patterned paper and then a 1 1/2" strip of the solid paper layered not quite in the center (it's hard to see because of all the other things added). I added a white satin ribbon across the middle and then added a bow to that. Next is another layer of white card stock, black card stock and white card stock embossed with Cuttlebug's Dot embossing folder. I added 2 large snowflake brads to the corners and once the image was dried, I added it to the top using pop-up dots. I printed the sentiment from the same set and used Spellbinder's Classic Ovals to cut them out and then distressed it with bashful blue ink from SU (which was a perfect match to the papers I chose) and mounted it in the corner.



Don't forget to head over to Doodle Pantry's Blog at 12:00 p.m. ET to play along with our challenge (DPDC40). You can use any digi stamp you wish to be eligible for the $15 gift certificate, but to get this month's stamp set Snowman Pileup for free, just for entering, you MUST use a Doodle Pantry image. There are lots of free stamp sets being released and also free with purchase sets to get you started. Be sure to add them to your cart before checking out. Isn't this set adorable?




I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door (10/29-11/4) - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #104 - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge #5 - anything goes
An Inky Situation - anything goes
Art Impressions Challenge #122 - holly jolly Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - sparkles
Hanna and Friends Challenge #183 - anything goes
My Heart Pieces - anything Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Handmade Harbour - having fun
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #151 - black or bling
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #65 - anything goes
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #99 - cute cards
Creative Corner Challenge - can't touch this
Delicious Doodles Challenge #60 - 1, 2, 3
Winter Wonderland Challenge - blue and white

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Time For Another Birthday


I love this new Doodle Pantry set called Old Watch. It is so versatile and one of the best pocket watch digi stamps I've seen. The waistcoat vest is a free cut file from Bird's Cards. The vest was only connected by a very small piece on the bottom, so I rotated the two sides until I could connect the entire sides together and then welded them. The patches, pockets, trims and buttons were cut using the designer paper from the Old Watch set. All of the pieces were distressed and then glued down, leaving the pockets open at the top. I brought the watch into my Silhouette Cameo and did a trace and then a print and cut. The watch was colored with Copic markers (Y26, Y28) and then I used the Sakura clear glitter pen over the coloring. I then used glossy accents over the entire watch. Because the card stock I used was not very thick, the image did curl when it dried, so I turned it over onto my mat and placed heavy items on top and continued to let it harden fully. I printed the sentiment (from the same set) on white card stock and distressed with more mustard ink from Stampin' Up! I used a square punch to cut the end into a ribbon. I made the bowtie using clear resin (mixed with white acrylic paint) and a rubber mold (Martha Stewart) and then colored with more mustard ink. Here is a picture of the set with all the sentiments shown.


Don't forget to stop back on the 1st for new November's release. I can't tell you what's coming out, but it's another great one!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday - anything goes

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wine Tasting

Here we are for another challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Our challenge is always Anything Goes, but every week, we add a challenge that you can follow. Our sponsor this week is Kenny K Downloads. And the challenge is Create Your Own Challenge. You pick 1-3 items from each column to add to your card. Very fun!


I didn't use a Kenny K image this week. I chose to use the Wine Tasting image from Of The Heart. I used rich razzleberry and very vanilla card stock from Stampin' Up! and the Opulent Ovals die from Spellbinders. I stamped the image and embossed it with black embossing powder and colored the image using Copic Markers. I added glossy accents to the wine bottle and glass to make it pop out a little bit. Then I added grape clusters and swirl bling to the corners.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Thank you very much for visiting!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Seasons of Wonder - 100th Post

Wow...I can't believe I have posted 100 cards to my blog. What better way to celebrate that, than with a card using Doodle Pantry images. This set was previously sold through CDS (Clearly Digital Stamps) and is now being released through Doodle Pantry.


This is the Season of Wonder set and it's just beautiful. I chose to use a PRE-COLORED image for my card. I used the digital paper that comes with the set, as well as one of the sentiments. I cut the manger using my Silhouette Cameo. I distressed it with a little bit of black ink. I printed the colored image and used a bit of blue ink to distress it. The straw roof is actually a cut file called reeds and was cut using the Silhouette Cameo. I cut them in several different sizes to be able to add layers. I also put a few pieces in the rafters and at the bottom of the manger. I added the star charm to the top of the roof. The sentiment was printed on white card stock, cut with a Spellbinder's die and distressed with dark blue ink. This was adhered to the pattern paper from the set, then dark blue card stock and finally a white card stock base.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hugs From Heaven

Guess what day it is? You guessed right...it's release day at Doodle Pantry. What a fabulous release this month. In addition to the new sets Laurie has created, she has released several old sets that she colored and she is releasing 28 sets that were previously sold at Clearly Digi Stamps. Check out the What's New? section for a list of everything available this month!


The birdie image and the sentiment are from the Angel Birdie set, and the digital paper is from the new Office Accents set. I printed the birdie with the kitten image twice on white card stock and once on greenish-blue vellum paper. I cut around the tips of the wings on the first image, and then used a classic oval from Spellbinder's to get the shape. I cut out the wings from the other white card stock and the greenish-blue vellum and set them aside. The image was colored with Copic markers (bird - Y00, Y11, YG21; beak & feet - YR20, YR23; cheeks and kitty nose - R000; kitten - N3, N5; robe BG000, BG13, BG49). The halo was colored with gold glitter pen by Sakura and then I added Star Dust glitter glue. Star Dust glitter glue was also used on the tips of the vellum wings and then again to color in the wings on top. The 2 additional sets of wings were adhered with pop dots. I printed the digital paper and adhered it to black card stock and then a white card stock base. I adhered the image to a black oval and then to the digital paper. I used a white satin ribbon across the bottom and then added the sentiment, which was punched out using 2 oval punches from Stampin' Up! Last, I added tiny clear crystals randomly on the digital paper for sparkle.

This is one of the sweetest sets I've seen in a long time. I love the birdie series that Laurie has created, and this is no exception. There are different images of the angel biride and sentiments and digital papers as well. This is a fabulous set.

 

Would you like to receive this set free? It is our featured stamp set this month for the Doodle Pantry Blog Challenge 39 which begins at 12:00 p.m. today. There are a few new changes to the challenge this month. You can now use any image from any company you would like when you enter the challenge to win the $15 Gift Certificate. However, if you wish to receive the featured stamp set, you must use a Doodle Pantry image. You can find lots of images for free to start you off by going to the Freebie's page.

There is a HUGE sale going on at Doodle Pantry, October 1 - 7. You can take 25% off ALL sets from the October release, including the sets from CDS. This does not include the two new SVG files. Please check out the Doodle Pantry store for details.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:




Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pumpkin Carving Ants


Hello Friends! Here is another card using a truly spectacular image from Doodle Pantry called Pumpkin Carving Ants! Isn't it adorable? I love making Halloween cards, and I decided to "scare" this one up just a tiny bit, because the pumpkin and ants are too adorable for words. Just look at everything you get with this set:


To create this card, I pulled the PRECOLORED image into my Silhouette Designer software and traced the image to create a cut outline. I then used the print and cut feature. Because it was impossible to get all the items on the ground around the pumpkin, I left those out out. I then printed the sentiment on white card stock and used a punch by Stampin' Up! to punch the shape. I distressed the sentiment with Pumpkin Pie ink, also by Stampin' Up! and black ink around the edges to give it a little frame. To get the moon, I punched a 1" circle and used it as a mask and inked the moon with Barely Banana ink. I then took the cut circle and using removable tape, placed it over the moon and distressed the entire layer with Going Gray ink. The fence, tree and witch are all cut files from Silhouette's online store. I cut the fence with gray card stock and distressed it with black ink. I cut the tree with brown card stock and also distressed it with black ink and the witch was cut with black card stock. The bat is a small punch I have in my stash. The white card stock was attached to a black card stock base and all items were adhered to the card. This is a dimensional card, although the picture doesn't really show you that.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:





Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Born to Stand Out


This card was created using the brand new set from Doodle Pantry called Pumpkin. This is actually your last day to get this set FREE/WITH PURCHASE. This is a phenomenal set and you get tons of pumpkins in this set, including beautiful white pumpkins.


To make this card I used one style of one of the orange pumpkins (PRE-COLORED) and duplicated it 3 times. The two on the left where flipped horizontally using my image software. A white pumpkin (PRE-COLORED) was added in the middle and made to appear in front of the others. The image was then brought into the Silhouette Designer software program and I traced it to get an outline cut.  I then did a print and cut. The cornstalk is a cut-file from Silhouette's online store. I cut it in white and then used various Stampin' Up! inks and finger sponges to color it (Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar and Daffodil Delight). The gorgeous designer paper is also from the Pumpkin set. I typed the sentiment in Microsoft Word using the Chiller font and printed it on white card stock. It was then punched out using the Decorative Label punch from Stampin' Up! and distressed around the edges using Basic Black and Soft Suede inks. The card was assembled with a brown card stock base  and adding the designer paper on top of that. I cut a 5" square piece of white card stock and distressed it with Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede inks. The colored cornstalk was glued down onto the white card stock, leaving just two of the husks unglued. The sentiment was glued between the husks and then the final husks were glued down. The row of pumpkins was added last and they were added using pop dots to raise the image off the page.

Remember that in addition to being the last day to get the Pumpkin set free w/purchase, it is also the LAST DAY to enter the Doodle Pantry Blog Challenge #38 for a chance to win a Doodle Pantry gift certificate and receive the Jingle Ants set free.


Stay tuned to the Doodle Pantry Blog because there are some great changes coming October 1.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - happy fall y'all
My Craft Creation - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - autumn colors
Incy Wincy Designs - photo inspiration
House of Gilli Challenge #54 - anything goes
The Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Challenge #107 - anything goes
Created With Love Challenges #59 - fall colors
Craftin' Desert Divas - autumn/fall
Pile It On Challenge #38 - cool or warm colors
Great Impressions September Challenge - fall colors
Dream Valley Challenge #66 - autumn
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 229 - photo inspiration
The Outlawz Monday Greeting - happy fall y'all
Through The Craftroom Door 9/24 - anything goes


Sunday, September 22, 2013

North Pole Sign

Come on over to 613 Avenue Create for the new challenge from Team B. This week, we have the Make Your Own Color Challenge or the always Anything Goes. This week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and Rick St. Dennis. I am using an image by Rick St. Dennie called North Pole Sign and decided to do the color challenge. I chose White from column A, Red from column B and Green from column C.


I printed the image on white heavyweight card stock and colored it using Copic markers (bear - E33, E35, E37; bow - G07, G09; pole and sign trim - R17, R29, C0; stars - Y04, Y08; inside sign - E33, E35, E29; pole hardware - N3, N6, N8) and colored the snow with Stickles Star Dust glitter glue. I mounted the image on black card stock and then garden green card stock from Stampin' Up! I added the 3 silver snowflakes last.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:




Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hump Day!


This is a card using another awesome Doodle Pantry image and sentiment from the set called Camel Fun. Isn't this camel adorable? There are lots of digital papers and sentiments with this set. Here is a picture of what you get:


All of the paper used on this card is from Stampin' Up! (whisper white, always artichoke, crumb cake). Using my image software, I flipped the camel horizontally so he was facing the other direction. I then printed the camel on white card stock and colored him using Copic markers (E51, E53, E55, E57). I then distressed the card stock using always artichoke ink and a finger sponge. The frame is a cut file from the Silhouette online store. This particular cut file came as a card with other objects. Because I wanted the camel to appear behind foliage, I cut away the other objects and flipped the cut file vertically using the designer silhouette software. I raised the frame using pop dots and adhered it to the white card stock. I brought the sentiment into the designer software and used the print and cut feature. This was also distressed with always artichoke ink. The frame for the sentiment is also a cut file from the online store. I adhered the sentiment to the frame and raised it using pop dots onto the white card stock. Everything was then mounted onto the crumb cake card base.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:




Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wishing You The Beary Best

I have some really great news. I have joined the Design Team at 613 Avenue Create. This is my first week and I'm really excited to be working with such wonderful, creative ladies. I will be on Team B. This week's challenge is Grandparent's Day or make something for a grandchild/child. Our sponsors this week are The Paper Shelter and Shelly's Images.


I chose to make a card for a child and I'm using the PRE-COLORED image called "The Most Adorable Panda" from The Paper Shelter. This card was so much fun to make. I started out by cutting 4 copies of this bamboo border on my Sihouette Cameo and making a frame from it. This was a little time consuming because each one of the "ties" was separate and I had to glue them all onto the frame. I distressed the frame to give it more depth. I then cut the bamboo stalks and leaves on my Silhouette Cameo. This was also very time consuming because each and every piece was separate and they had to be put together like a puzzle and glued in place. I then printed the panda image and hand-cut it. I then stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up! and distressed it using creamy caramel ink and mounted it on old olive card stock. The frame, panda and sentiment are all popped up using pop dots.

I really hope you will join us at  613 Avenue Create's blog and enter your projects into the challenges there!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digitally Sweet Challenges - anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #1 - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #200  - anything goes
Crafting Calendar Challenge - going on a bear hunt


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Franken-Birdie

Yay, the new release from Doodle Pantry is here! There are some amazing sets this month, so I hope you get a change to get to the store and see what Laurie created. You will NOT be disappointed.


I used the new Franken-Birdie set for my card. Is that not the cutest bird/monster ever? I love Laurie's birds, and this one was no exception. The franken-birdie image, the designer paper and the sentiment all came from this new set. I started with a black card stock base and cut the spider web using my Silhouette Cameo, and I placed a piece of lime green card stock behind it. On the left side, I used the new designer paper from the Franken-Birdie digital stamp set. I printed the image (horizontally reversed) on white card stock and colored him using Copic markers (body - G14, YG23, YG25; beak and feet - YR14, YR16; hair - N3, N6, N8; jacket - V17, V22, V25; bolts - silver slicci pen; web - Sakura clear glitter pen). I distressed the edges and mounted the image on black and then orange card stock. Printed the sentiment and used a Stampin' Up punch and then distressed it in orange. The spider is part of the cut file and I added crystals for it's eyes. Here is a copy of all the images you get in the Franken-Birdie set.


The new challenge on the Doodle Pantry blog is ready and just for entering the challenge you will received the brand new Jingle Ants. You must use a  Doodle Pantry image for the challenge, and not just a sentiment. You can find a lot of freebie images to use by going to the Freebie's page at the Doodle Pantry store. This is what you will receive just for playing:


This is a HUGE sale going on right now and you will received 40% off your ENTIRE purchase. Just use the code 40FORALL when you get to the checkout page. Be sure to look for the new Free w/Purchase set before you check out. You will love this Pumpkin set.

 

 I am entering my card in the following challenges:




 



Sunday, August 25, 2013

Peek-A-Boo Panda


This was a super fun card to create. This is another awesome image from Doodle Pantry called Pumpkin Peeps. This was the featured set this month. If you played in the challenge, then you were lucky enough to have received this set for free! I printed the image on white card stock and colored it with Copic markers (panda face - C0; panda body - N5, N6, N8; pumpkin - YR04, YR07, YR09; stems - YG95; YG97). All of the other pieces on this card were cut using my Silhouette Cameo and then assembled, including the sentiment. Everything was mounted on cream card stock and then an orange card stock base.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:





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