Monday, September 1, 2014

Doodle Pantry September Release

It's the first of the month and time for a new release at Doodle Pantry. I am always so excited to share cards I create using Laurie's images and papers, they are such fun to work with. Here is a set called Glory Days, a clear stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps that was turned into digis. I went with the F-18 Hornet because, and you'll laugh at this, I absolutely drawn to the digi paper that goes with this plane!!!!!! Love those colors and stars!

Don't forget the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge over at the blog, it starts at noon. Play along using a Doodle Pantry image and you'll receive the featured set, Cheer Spirit, absolutely free! Also, when you make a purchase, don't forget to add this free set, Ageless Antiques 1, to your cart. Speaking of making a purchase, use the code LABORDAY14 at checkout and get 30% off your cart. Some restrictions apply so read all the details HERE.

Challenges I'd like to submit my card to include:
Robyn's Fetish - Use a digi
The Corrosive Challenge - Let's hear it for the boys
Daring Cardmakers - Clean and simple
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment other than birthday
My Heart Pieces - Use a digi 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Button It

Hey there!! Welcome to our latest CAS challenge over at The Outlawz. We want to see a button on your clean and simple project. Now if I would have read the challenge carefully, I would have seen it was asking for one button...but I used ONE die to cut out five!!! I'll make any excuse to try and save a project!! I found my stash of embroidery floss and colors that worked perfectly with these three shades of blue. For balance, I added the thin strip of green along the side and rounded the corners (something I forget to do more often). It's definitely simple, that's for sure!!

Friday, August 29, 2014


I'm so sad to be ending my time at Imagine That as a summer guest designer. Owner and artist Kris Breach was so sweet and generous, I had an absolute blast. Here's one more card using the adorable set Joyous Reindeer. Normally I pop up the image over my layers of paper. This time the designer paper has a circle die cut out of it and popped up over the image layer! A fun change of pace. I am so into the linen thread that I had to find a way to put it on my card so I let the scallop border help me out on that one! Another fun holiday card. Now if I were one of those VERY organized persons, I'd have my envelopes addressed already to make my Christmas rush less stressful. Haha, if only!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Happy Hi!

Hi!! So glad you dropped by. School is back in session so this is one happy Mom! I like my alone time!! I won't be as alone as I first thought though, I'm picking up more hours during the day at work. That's okay, it helps to pay for this obsession I have called card making!!! This card makes use of two rubber stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs...Caution Contents are Hot and the sentiment. Now's the time to buy some rubber stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs, they're on sale 25% off now thru Sept. 5th.  We're also in the last week of our Glitter Galore challenge (find details HERE). I used Stickles on her dress plus the pink brads are glittered. This might be perfect for my one niece who has a love of Starbucks just like I do!! We are so alike is many other ways too...I love her!! Join us for some glittery fun over at the Fresh Brewed Blog.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sweet Love & Hugs

 Happy Wednesday, the first day of school for my youngest. And my oldest has started a new adventure in his life, studying abroad this semester in Sydney, Australia. It's the last Wednesday of the month so we have a twisted challenge for you at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. First up is the sketch, a blast from the past. The added twist is stitching, real or faux. 

Our lovely sponsor is Megan from Dilly Beans. She has so many adorable images, be sure and take a moment to check out her store. 

Here's my card, using Penny's Heart String. She's such a pretty little lady! Can you believe I've incorporated purple into my project?!!! Yep, I've gone off the deep end!!! I have several goofs on this card too, one of which is covered up by the sentiment. The other is my initial plan was to make a square card, but once I had my papers sewn down, there was no turning back, an A2 it will stay!!!!! Now join us for loads of fun at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, we'll have you in stitches with our twisted challenge!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monkey Business

I couldn't let August go by without finishing the challenge using the Digi of the Month from DeeDee's Digis - Monkey Business. Such a sweetie...and I adore this banana paper also included in the set!!! Keeping it very simple and placing the sentiment strategically to cover a spot on my paper! You have a few days left to play along in this progressive challenge, then you're eligible for September's digi of the month!! Can't wait!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Let me tell you, whatever is going on that's making me so dizzy is absolutely driving me nuts!!! I have so much to do and find that I have to lay down just to keep the room from spinning. Here's one thing that I was able to do, my card for our CAS challenge over at The Outlawz. Our theme is to make a "hello" type of card. I actually did real stamping on this one, using stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp (Thinking of You) and W Plus 9 (Hand Lettered Hello). So fun to create. Now be sure and join us at The Outlawz for our "hello" clean and simple challenge.