Monday, September 30, 2013

Hello...and Goodbye...

This is to be my last post as a design team member for Doodle Pantry. Today is my last day on the DT. It has been so much fun and I have made many good friends but it is time to step down and make way for new members. I will still stay active in the monthly challenges at Doodle Pantry with the only difference being that I will be entering instead of commenting! Here is my last card for Doodle Pantry...
I used a colored image from the store so my card was a breeze. I love that about Doodle Pantry. Every set comes with lined and colored images so if time is not on your side; you can always get together a quick card!
I would love to wish all of the new team members the best of luck and most of all...have fun!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Monday, September 23, 2013


I fooled around with one of my Cricut Cartridges, "Crocs Rule" when I found this piece of designer paper. I mean if anything was ever meant to go is this paper and this image!!! What do you think?
I created a card from a is the inside...
I also used a action wobble on the gator. It is too cool! While I was on a roll and still had a piece of the paper left; I did another card...
I love this gator and am sad that I don't have anymore of the "chomp" paper left... Oh well!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Bright Colors
Card Makin' Mamas - For the Kids
Challenges 4 Everybody #29- Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #18- Anything Goes

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Sentiment is Key !

This time around the challenge at Jellypark Friends is to make the sentiment on your creation the focal point. We want it to be the star! Here is what I created with that in mind...
I can't help but smile at that sentiment. I can remember my sister Lynda always singing that song to all of our children and making them smile! I used my Cricut die cutting machine to cut out the sun and then used a stamp for the face. I used white card stock for the base of my card. Over the card stock I added a piece of DP that I bought at a yard sale. My sentiment was printed out large, then a button added to the middle of the sun design on it. I used a pale yellow card stock and a glitter yellow paper to back it with. My other #1 paper was cut out from a piece of designer paper. A pretty easy card to create but I love the overall effect. Check out all of the lovely creations at Jellypark Friends and then try your hand at the challenge! Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Easel Card Birthday Fun!

I tried my hand at an easel card and created a birthday card using a Doodle Pantry image. Here it is...
Isn't he the cutest little dino ever?! I used solid paper from Stampin' Up for the turquoise background. I ran it through my Cuttlebug embossing folder to get the sweet bubble effect.My D.P. is a scrap. My sentiment comes with the dino set. My Happy Birthday sentiment is from the dollar bin @ Michael's. I used n edge punch from Fiskar's to get the bubble border on the Happy Birthday piece of paper.The green leaves and vine swirl is from a die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs. Here is another shot of the card...
From this view you can see the way I folded my white card stock. A few cuts and a few folds and the easel card was ready to decorate!
I will send this to a special little boy on his birthday...!
I am entering the following challenges:
Natalie & Amy: Challenge 12 - Embossing
Crafter's Companion - Embossing
A Creative Romance - Punches and/or dies
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pumpkin Time...

I wanted to share a card for you all that I created using the new image set from Doodle Pantry called "Pumpkin". It is free through the 24th of September with any purchase made at Doodle Pantry and can be found here.
I used a sketch from 2 Sisters Challenge blog. Here is the sketch...
Here is what I created with the sketch...
Have a great week everyone...
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - sketch
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #48 Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Autumn
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Cardz TV go to galz Challenge - Harvest

Sunday, September 8, 2013


I had fun making this card today. I played with some of my stamp sets and my Cricut Artiste cartridge. I like the way it turned out. My orange ribbon flower is from October Morn. My green lattice type ribbon I have had for ages... I used Stampin' Up inks to do the pumpkin (real rust & old olive). The edges of the scallop circle were inked with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink. I made the corner guard out of scrap paper and inked the edge with Copic marker. Pretty simple but effective I think... What do you think?
Here is one more closer look at my card...
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cardz TV Go-To Galz challenge- Celebrate the Harvest
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything With Ribbon
Totally Gorjuss #200 - Anything Goes

Friday, September 6, 2013

All About the Kids

This week @ Jellypark Friends our challenge is to make something for or with children on it.
I have used a sweet image of a young lad fishing. The sentiment is a stamp. I made my card using a Nestabliities Die and cut it out 3 times. The first time I folded my white card stock in half and placed the die a little bit above the fold so that it made a card that opened. The next two times I used different design paper.
After I colored the image I placed it on solid blue card stock. I then took the circle card and added the different coloed papers to the front and inside. I then folded the top front layer in half to make an easel card. On the inside I added a decorative brad to the middle to create a place for my front of card to "hold on to" and stand up when opened.
Check out all of the new creations over at Jellypark Friends and then try your hand at the chllenge!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sister Act - #23-Anything Goes and DT call
Designs by Lisa Somerville:Bloggers - To "Die" for (Use die cut machine or dies)
Creative Corner - Child's Play
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
I also wanted to introduce you to one of the new images that is available @ Jellypark Friends... a sweet ballerina!
Here is my creation...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Doodle Pantry Delicious!

Another new month and another new release from Doodle Pantry. This month Laurie has outdone herself! There are Halloween, Christmas and everything in between releases! I had the joy of working with the new release entitled "Jingle Ants". This set will be given away free to all participants in the monthly Doodle Pantry challenge this month! All you need to do is use a Doodle Pantry image. You can check out the challenge here. The special stamp set "free with purchase" for Sept 5th thru Sept 24th is 'Pumpkin'. There are two absolutely beautiful pumpkin images.
Here is what I created using one of the lined images and a sentiment:
My solid paper is from Stampin' Up. I colored the image with my trusty Copic markers. The sentiment was cut out using a Spellbinder Die. The ribbon and glitter buttons were a present from my girlfriend in a goody trunk she made up for me last Christmas.I liked doing this Christmas card in untypical Christmas colors. Check out all of the new releases and then check out the challenge too!
This is my last month with Doodle Pantry as it is time to "step down" and make way for some new faces and talent... I will miss my team but I will become a regular in the monthly challenges!!! lol!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Meds anyone?

I made this card for my girlfriend's birthday. The sentiment is another great one from Create with TLC. I made the card using a bunch of paper scraps that I cut out using a circle punch from Stampin' Up. I think it turned out great and it was fun to use the different scraps!

I hope everyone has a good day tomorrow on Labor day. My Dad had a heart attack last night, and fell breaking his hip. Taken to the hospital by ambulance. Went up to see him today and they have him on blood thinners for the heart attack, loritab for the broken hip pain. They want to wait to see how his heart is before they do his hip. My Dad is 92 so I don't think he would survive the surgery... It is in God's hands now.... Say a prayer for him please and for whatever God's plan is for him.
Would like to enter the following:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with/without a Twist (spotlight)
Challenges 4 Everybody- Anything Goes

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