Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 30, 2013 Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Digi Image Whimsie Doodles, Bunny Punch, Red glitter paper, Heart die AMuse Studio, CS AMuse, polkadot paper from my stash, ribbon from my stash, copic markers, DP Doodlebug Design, Spellbinders egg die.

This sweet cutie is a freebie from Whimsie Doodles and she is so cute - I used my Spellbinders Egg dies and cut her "out of the box", paperpieced her dress and socks, then colored the rest of her with copic markers, - I paperpieced the I and chocolate bunny and then used a heart die and cut the heart out of red glitter paper.   Had a pad from Doodlebug Design called Hello Spring and it is filled with fun spring printed papers.  I "found" my bunny punch in my Easter box of stamps etc. and decided the Easter bunnies would really stand out with this image.  She will soon be on her way to my little chemo girl out of state.
Entered in challenge:
  One Stitch at a Time - use a digi  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013 Easter Egg Ants

Easter Egg Ants Doodle Pantry, Pattern Papers Doodle Pantry, Spellbinders egg die, AMuse Bunny Die, Grass Die AMuse,  Bunny Punch, Kraft cs, bazzill cs, brown gingham cs AMuse, pop dots

This set is Doodle Pantry Easter Egg Ants, it comes with a precoloerd image as well as black/white image, and 2 pattern papers.  This card is called a "cascading" card - directions were in Card Maker Magazine Spring 2013 as well as several sites on line.  I had to go on line and watch a video to successfully put the card together.  Anyway that said - I think it turned out just too darn cute!!!  This one will go to my new sweet great granddaughter for her first Easter - which I hope her Mom puts away for her.
Entered in Challenges:
   Di's Digis Designs   Easter/spring
   My Sheri Crafts    Easter
   Mark's Finest Papers   Easter Card or card with a Bunny
   Digi Haven   Easter
   Raise the Bar    Use a bunny, chick or baby animal
   Simply Create Too   Easter
   Totally Paper Craft  Easter Eggstravaganza - Easter with egg or egg shape
   Simon Says Stamps    Easter / Spring
   Dutch Dare Card -   shaped card

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24, 2013 Kitty Sympathy Card

As some of you may know our sweet kitty of 20 years passed away last week - Thomas lead a very happy life and was so loved by not only family but by friends.  My bestie Donna always said thomas was her favorite out of all our fur babies - and she would bring him treats, play with him and take his picture when she came to visit.  I was not totally surprised when I got this beautiful heartfelt sympathy card in the mail this week - the kitty image is colored just like Thomas and she hand crocheted the heart and put the string under his paw.  Thank you so much friend for thinking of me.

Friday, March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013 Washin'Board

Doodle Pantry Washin Board, DoodlePantry pattern paper, spellbinders circles, Kraft cs, Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Spica glitter pen, twine from stash

I DID IT!!!  I "merged" two images into one - I was totally stumped on how to use PNG images until one of my besties Pat showed me how to work with the Png images plus some hints from the wonderful design team I am so lucky to be a part of Doodle Pantry DT, so with lots of patience they all "walked" me through this process.  PNG images are transparent - well sort of - and you can layer with PNG images so for my first try I was so HAPPY with the outcome.  Printed off a black/white image WashinBoard colored it with my Koh-I-Noor pencils blended with OMS but out with spellbinders and my card was ready to put together.  I have a friend that spends 6 months in AZ and is due to return next week so I want this to be in her mailbox when she gets home.
Entered in the challenges:
     CDAC - Anything Goes
    Love to Create - Anything Goes
    Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March 20, 2013 Quirky Frog

Doodle Pantry Quirky Frog with papers, Spellbinders nesties, MS ribbon, SU hexagon embossing folder, green bazzil cs, Hammermill  white cs, Creative Memories punch

Had a "special" request for a little chemo teen that loved frogs so I knew which one I was going to use for her card.  Printed "her" out precolored as well as the digi papers that come with her Doodle Pantry Quirky Frog  ran some heavier white cs through the cuttlebug with my NEW hexagon embossing folder - then I was thinking - I have a hexagon punch from Creative Memories (now to find it!!!) and I did and the smallest size was perfect so I just punched them out of the wonderful designed,colored papers that come with this set.  I think it just added some fun to the front of the card.  Hope this brings a fun smile to the girl that will receive this cute frog card.  Entered in Challenges:
     The Sisterhood of Crafters  -    make them Green with envy
     Send a Smile 4 Kids  -  Anything Goes
     Tuesday Alchemy  - Anything Goes
    OneStop Craft Challenge  -  Anything Goes
    Milk Coffee -    Go Green  

Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013 Gramma to Be

TLC Creations Digi, Spellbinders nesties, NanaKids DP, ribbon and safety pin from stash

My bestie called me with the wonderful news that she was going to be a Grandma - so...I quickly had to get a card made and in the mail to her along with a couple of stamped images that she requested.  For the design of the card I used the pattern that I received from another great friend Diane.  Since I received this card I have made 3 cards using this same pattern - I love it because you can use two different design papers, ribbon embellishments punches etc.  All this card needed was the Gramma 2Be sentiment and the card was ready to go in the mail.  

Saturday, March 16, 2013

March 16, 2013 Irish Birdie

Doodle Pantry Irish Birdie Image and DP, Bazzil cs, ribbon from my stash,

Just a quick St. Pats card that I am sending to my chemo lady - it all came together so well using the precolored image from Doodle Pantry  as well as the papers that come in a separate package St. Paddy Papers also from Doodle pantry.  I had the ribbon in my stash and the colors on the ribbon scanned "too green" it did go very well with the card.  I'm thinking my lady will enjoy getting a special card this weekend.
Entered in :
Cuttin and Stampin - St. Pat's theme

Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 14, 2013 Quirky Owl Bag

Kraft white bag, Doodle Pantry Quirky Owl Digi Image and DT paper, die  from Soapbox Creations, Spellbinder nesties, MS scoreboard

Is this just not the cutest???  When I saw this on Soapbox Creations blog I knew I HAD to have one - well she was already sold out - so I watched with eagle eye and she restocked (and is again sold out) and ordered it.  Well I already had the occasion and the idea in my creative mind as I had a baby baptism coming up.  This die is so awesome and so easy to work with as well as working with Doodle Pantry Quirky Owl which was precolored and had matching design paper so this beautiful bag only needed a rosette (which are so easy and fun to make), some spellbinder dies and some pink tissue paper. This not only decorates the gift bag but you also have your card to show off on the outside as well.  Why the owl - well Isabella's room is decorated in owl motif.
Isabella at Baptism she not just precious???  and she has the best Mommy and Daddy, and of course the bestest great grandma too!!!

Entered in ABC Challenge -  Spring is in the air
                Bunny Zoe's Craft - Girly
                 Paper Playtime - - Anything Goes
                Card Mania  - Lots of Layers
                Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March 12, 2013 Isabella

Little Miss Muffet Digi Image, AccuKutz nestie dies, asst. cs and papers, bling from my stash, copic markers

As a lot of you know I have a precious new great granddaughter named Isabella and when i saw this digi image at Little Miss Muffet and saw the name Isabella I knew I not only needed this image but had to have it!!!  Isabella was baptized this past Sunday and although this is a non traditional card for a baptism it worked.  My granddaughter Paige has dark hair and I think I captured her hair color pretty well with my copic markers and little Isabella has a more reddish/brown tint to her hair so far.  I paper pieced the dress and the baby sleeper. I am hoping Paige will keep this card to show Isabella when she gets a little older.
Entered in challenges:
Love to Create - lavender and lace
Totally Paper Crafts - punches and or dies
Card Mania - lots of layers

Sunday, March 10, 2013

March 10, 2013 Cheeseburger Ants

DoodlePantry Cheeseburger Ants, Spellbinders nesties, Doodle pantry DP, AMuse Kraft CS, AMuse Bakers Twine, Diamond Dots circles,  MFT banner die, AMuse scallop die

When I saw that Doodle Pantry was sponsoring the challenge for Pile it On was So Yummy I knew this image Cheeseburger Ants was perfect for this challenge.  Laurie's signature images usually have these cute little ants - and a lot of the time they are "getting in trouble" like they are here!!!   The design paper comes with this set and reminds me of a checkered tablecloth.  I usually use flat bling on my cards as the majority of them get mailed out hence "extra" postage so I had these cute little black stickons and thought they completed the circle perfectly.     Also entered in:
Sweet Stampin Challenge - males
Stampin With Dragon   - anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - make it manly
Send A Smile - for boys

Monday, March 04, 2013

March 4, 2013 Savor the Sweetness

Stamps by TAC, Spellbinders nesties, copic markers, SU label punch, paper from my stash

Had a request to send a ray of sunshine to a chemo patient and I knew exactly which image I was going to send,.  I had colored this image up last summer while camping (hubby fishes and I take stuff to sit and color).  Thought these papers matched very nicely and just a bit of diamond dot bling (does not add bulk to the card) this card was in the mail this morning.  Entered in:
Make it Monday  anything goes

Friday, March 01, 2013

March 1, 2013 Pitcher and Basin

Doodle Pantry Digi Image Pitcher and Basin, Doily by BoBunny, DP Doodle Pantry, Bling by AMuse Studio, lace from my stash

Once again it is time for the new releases from Doodle Pantry and this month is fun filled with new Easter and spring creations as well as a couple of vintage images.  I choose the pitcher and basin precolored for the sentimental value it had.  My mom had one of these for years and unfortunately I did not get it when she passed, but the memory of the pitcher and basin are still in my mind.  I am trying my wings so to speak and taking a few plunges with printing, I printed this image directly on the doily and I think it turned out very well. I love center step cards and they are easy to make.  To add to the vintage look I pulled out my box with the laces and thought this was the perfect embellishment, added a bit of bling and card complete.

 Doodle Pantry Digi Caterpillar Swing, Doodle Pantry Digi DP, spellbinders nesties, cloud dies MFT, butterfly dies by IO buttons from my stash, fun flocking SU, and orange flowersoft.

For my second creation for todays release I used the Catapillar Swing which Laurie has added color to,  I love making easel cards especially shaped easel cards I chose to color him myself so I could use some soft fun flocking.  Then I added a bit of flower soft to his antennas.  I wanted to have him swinging through the clouds and then decided to add a couple of butterflies. This is a touch card with lots of texture and fun appeal and I already have an envelope addressed for this card to go to a new home.  I know you are going to love all the new releases that Doodle Pantry has this month plus enter the challenge and you will receive a free set just for entering.

And for 3 days only Doodle Pantry is offering a special:

~~~~~~~~~MARCH SPECIALS~~~~~~~~~

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Entered in challenges:
One Stitch at as Time  : use a digi
Through the Craftroom Door   :  anything goes 
The Pink Elephant  :  anything goes
Cute Card Thursday   :  anything old
Craft us Crazy   :  anything goes