Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Baby Boys Rock! It's time for a Miracle from above-Doodle Pantry

It is such a funny situation that all of a sudden there is a great need for Baby Boy cards!  Well I pulled out my trusty file from Doodle Pantry called Miracle from Above for the adorable Teddy Bear.  Mounted him on some more designer paper from DP, used a great flecked beige cardstock called Milkweed from The Paper Cut as the mat, and strips of a holographic star paper and blue embossed dotted swiss cardstock and ~buttons~ (my fav).  On the inside I used a soft blue sentiment paper, baby verse from my stash and another accent from Doodle Pantry out of a set called Teeny Butterflies.

Monday, March 2, 2015

St. David's Day celebration with Kenny K and Through the Purple Haze!

 I was so happy to get the chance to help out my newest DT group, Through the Purple Haze, by covering for a member that was under the weather.  Hope you're on the way to recovery Pam!
The neat thing is that I got to use an image from Kenny K Downloads called Farmers Daughter!  She's adorable~
NOW the best part of this challenge is that "across the pond" they will be celebrating St. David's Day soon.  I admit that I had to brush up on my geography and traditions to get the true grasp of what a big deal this is.  I found flags in black & gold, Welsh flags in green, white, and red with a big red dragon in the middle and gorgeous daffodils.  Now that's a whole lot of "stuff" to get worked into a card even by someone in the USA!  But now you can understand my choice of mat and background design paper and the white buttons with black & white baker's twine.  The Welsh flag colors show up
in her "Farmers" clothes and hat.  No dragon lol, but think I got everything else accounted for.  In the inside I added some complimentary paper and a pretty sentiment.  I hope you've enjoyed learning about the Welsh celebration and my card.  Be sure and go enter in our Weekly challenge at Through the Purple Haze.
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Last post for Doodle Pantry! Lovely Baby Boy card~

I was getting this little baby boy's card finished up this evening and realized that I could still list it on Doodle Pantry!  The magic hour is at midnight tonight when the Ball will be over but, until then I can post 1 more thing~  It's from a set called Lucky Lamb and is so precious to be used for babies, springtime, Easter, St. Patrick's Day... very versatile.
I used the little butterfly paper from Lauries' Teeny Butterfly set, placed a sheer green ribbon over the end, popped the lamb up with foam dots, and used the curved sentiment from the set.  He has such an adorable face!
The inside I used a paper from my stash, some gorgeous glimmer cardstock from The Paper Cut called Bluebell, and then a vellum sentiment from an assorted page of baby boy sentiments.
I'm so thankful I have such a wonderful digital library compliments of super creators like Laurie from The Doodle Pantry.  Please continue to follow that great site and all the talented designers.  There's much more to come!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Morning Glories blooming at Doodle Pantry And So Long to another Great Group of Gals!

 This week at Doodle Pantry is called Flashback Tuesday-I fell in love with this set called Morning Glory Color and decided to use the sets' elements for a sympathy card.  Laurie's sets come with digital papers, sentiments, and accents.  The flashback is that this set now comes colored as well as the old b&w.  My "thing" is to do paper piecing and this set is so easy to do that way!  I printed each set of flowers and then, with foam dots, cut & pieced individual portions in different directions.  I love the way it looks!  I used one of the solid "papers" that are included as a mat to accent the flowers better.  You could even dot the petals with a little bit of diamond glaze so that it looked like dew drops!  I didn't really have the right colored purple ribbon so I used pink set against the blue=a pinkish purple...on the inside I had this very thoughtful sentiment that I like to use on this type of card.  I think it will express my feelings exactly-Doodle Pantry comes through again!
And it is a sad time as one more of my DT's is going on hiatus.  Laurie extended the 3 month summer DT I was on for several additional months and I'm grateful for that opportunity.  But, as she is wanting a break from the launches etc., she will take some much needed time for herself and her family.  The Sr. Design Team will stay on with her but hopefully in 6 months or so (fingers crossed), she will once again start building up her team again and I hope I will be one that she'll consider again.  I've loved all the wonderful sets that I've received and used and will continue to use on my cards.  She does beautiful work and was a super person to work with.  It will definitely be a site/shop that I keep on following as the shop will stay open-you never know when you'll see a new release posted!  So I wish her well, hope her creative juices will be restored and that she finds the peace she so deserves.  Thanks Laurie-Luv ya Bunches!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Great Announcement! I'm on the DT of Through The Purple Haze!

 I can now announce that I've joined this great group based out of the United Kingdom--Through The Purple Haze or TTPH as you may know it!  It has SO many wonderful sponsors with super images and the members are a varied lot of fun, fun ladies from all over the continents.  It's so Interesting getting to know them and all about their surroundings!
My first challenge with them and open to all is one of our favorites:  Anything Goes!  The sponsor for this anticipated challenge is Zuri Artsy Craftsy and she has a delightful Etsy Store with many different images.  Please go and check out the site-you won't be disappointed.  The image I got to use was "Erika", a super Birthday image--I can Always use those kind of cards.  I had this printed vellum paper with all kinds of shiny confetti on it, along with some dimensional embellishments that were perfect for the theme.  I colored her up with Copics, my favorite coloring pens and gave her a dimensional feel with pop dots.  The sentiment is from my stash as is the inside design paper and wording.  Hope you will come visit Through the Purple Haze and create an entry for us!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Aurora Wings is sponsoring Southern Girls Challenge's 2 week challenge!

Time for another challenge today at Southern Girls Challenge, and for 2 weeks, we want to see things with wings on your projects.  Please keep in mind that all challenges here at Southern Girls are OPEN papercraft, as long as you projects uses paper as the base and your project fits the challenge theme you are eligible to enter.  The 2 Sponsors we have are Retail Girl who is offering a prize pack for a lucky NZ or AUZ winner and 1 lucky International winner will receive $15 US worth of digital Stamps of their choice from Aurora Wings.  Just great things from both sites!!!
I'm using the Image called Pixie from Aurora Wings and turned it into a always needed Thinking of You card for a friend.  I used copics for the coloring and Ice Stickles on the wings. Thanks for looking and stay Crafty!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It's Your "BIRD-Day" at Doodle Pantry-come see your gift!

 The neatest release from Doodle Panty is happening "TODAY"!  Every Tuesday, we have a new release with a discount on one particular set on that day! 
I'm using the richly colored parrot image from Feathery Friends set and it's packed full of beautiful papers, sentiments and gorgeous birds.  I made a hybrid card where you digitally layer the parts from the set that you want (Laurie gives you both png and jpeg files so that you can print or create on the computer.)  Then you can add paper layers or, as I did here, embellishments to give that dimensional look.  I enjoy using all my ribbons, twines, stickers, photo turns, the list is endless.  A friend gave me the different shades of branch "punchies"-I used them to enhance the leaves in the trees.  The inside again is done using some of the different elements in the set.  It's nice not to have to go find something in your stash to match what you've already created--it's done for you and it "finishes" the card off so well!  I hope you will check out all the other sets on this week's release AND don't forget that the "Ants in my Pants" Challenge is going on all month!  Come join the fun!