Monday, April 30, 2012

One Layer Cards

I am showing you two more cards that I created using Doodle Pantry images. The first is from Christ's Gift . I love the simplicity of this sympathy card. The cross turned out just the way I wanted and I hope you like it also. For my second card, I have used Laurie's Forget me nots which are coming out next month in color, but shh, you didn't hear it from me.  

I used Prismacolor pencils and oms to color both of these and simply added some gems to the flower centers. My Friends Forever sentiment is also from the same set, I added a shadow in word before printing out.

For beautiful, simple and quick cards you just can't beat Doodle Pantry. The value and choices in the sets is fabulous and we have a wonderful release starting in the morning....Tuesday May 1st! Be sure and keep an eye out for the goodies on the way.

Thanks for stopping in....happy day!

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Doodle Pantry.....

Happy Sunday.....hope your day is going wonderfully! I am still trying to get caught up with having my computer back and my design team obligations. I hate the feeling of  being behind and out of control as I am sure you do.

This is a card that I created a couple of weeks ago and at the time I had a couple of challenges to go with it but alas those have long passed. This uses Laurie's image from Cute Kitten , you can find it through the link and many more wonderful things at Doodle Pantry . The sentiment is also part of the same set. I simply used a base of Stampin' Up so saffron and layered coordinating papers from my scrap folder which I had embossed with a Tim Holtz folder. I angled the papers, used foam dots to pop my image square and added a piece of grosgrain ribbon and I was finished. We used to have a neighborhood cat that looked just like this one, he loved hanging out on our deck and looking in the door at our kitties.

I have a couple of other cards to show you in another post from Doodle Pantry....hope you are looking forward to the new release! It comes out on Tuesday the first of May!

Now if you are browsing and looking for wonderful deals on digital images....take a minute and check out the store at Doodle Pantry.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Mother's Day at SCH with Nana Vic

Welcome to a wonderful Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow  where we are celebrating Mother's Day in a vintage ,shabby chic and primitive way with this week's wonderful sponsor----- Nana Vics .
I have used Vickie's image Nana Vic-Story Time .
I had a fabulous time coloring this image! She has lots of wonderful images and I hope you will stop by and check out her store. We really appreciate the use of her images for this week's challenge and her sponsoring us.

I used Stampin' Up certainly celery for my card base adding retired SU porcelain prints and MME Breeze design papers. My coloring was done with a mixture of Copic, Stampin' Up markers and distress inks. I used Stampin' Up and Verve stamps for my sentiments.

I hope you will stop by Sugar Creek Hollow and check out the rest of the team, I am so sorry that I haven't been by to visit any of you and promise to make it up as soon as possible.
On a brighter note, I did get my computer back on Friday evening and as for now it is working wonderfully, unfortunately a week down has put me very far behind. Thanks so much for the kind words and support this week. I know what I have shown has not been very good posts, pictures or info. I have missed you all so much and I am so happy to be back.

Happy Day my friends......

Card Details:
Paper: Stampin' Up certainly celery, porcelain prints design paper, My Mind's Eye Breeze dp
Ink: Copics, SU markers, Tim Holtz distress inks
Other: Spellbinders labels 3, standard tags, Dollar Tree sheer ribbon, Oueen & Co pearls, Martha Stewart border punch, flowers from friend
Sentiment stamps: SU All Holidays, Verve Mother set

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sketch 151 with Bugaboo

In case you are wondering, I am still not up with my computer. I have figured out that I could copy my picture for Sweet Sketch Wednesday from our team group, but I am unable to load any other pictures or info since I am using the library's computer still. I hope to be able to go back for this post and my Sugar Creek Hollow post and give you some more pictures and info as soon as my computer is back home.

I hope you will stop by SSW and take a look at this week's sketch and go by this week's sponsor Bugaboo and check out their wonderful stamps....I am using Jodie's daughter- Skye's pencil drawing this week "Skye Pencil Pics-Pansies" which you can find  here .
Isn't it beautiful????
I apologize again for such short and uninformative posts and hope to be back to normal soon.
Please join us this week for our challenge as the Grand Prize winner will get 7 of Jodie's beautiful images.....don't forget to leave a comment at SSW to be eligible.

Happy Day my friends!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Fancy Folds at Sugar Creek Holllow....

Wow, what a week......
I want to apologize to anyone that has stopped by to see my card for this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.....I am still waiting on my computer to be repaired and it looks as if it may be Wednesday now before I have it back and that is said with fingers crossed and a big prayer. I have a memory part that went bad and the repair shop did not carry that particular one for my computer. Even though I cannot really afford it , we may be computer shopping soon for a second laptop as this past month of problems is way too much stress! I will admit that I am addicted to spending time on the internet and with all of you and I miss you so much.

I am on the local library's computer at the moment and of course cannot upload any of my pictures of my card. I am so disappointed as I love this Mother's Day card and wanted to show you the inside of my easel card.

I got the idea after finding these beautiful images at Lilac and Lavender. I hope if you are interested that you will go back to an older post of mine and look up her blog and the papers that I used. I promise to upload and do another post as soon as I can.

I am stripping wall paper from my MIL's bedroom and redecorating it back into a guest room.....will have pictures when finished.

Take care everyone and thanks for understanding......hope to see you soon.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sketch 150 with Digi Stamp Boutique

My first Mother's Day card for this year....and what a fabulous set of stamps from Digi Stamp Boutique to create with, don't you just love this image and sentiment from their new set, "Mother's Day" which includes the vase of flowers and 6 sentiments....such a value. They are our sponsor for this week's challenge using this fantastic sketch from Arlana. Thanks so much Sally Ann!

The Grand Prize winner will receive 6 of Sally Ann's beautiful images and a badge from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and please don't forget to leave a comment at SSW to be eligible.

For my card this week, I created a standard A2 card and I know you are saying where is my square card?--well, I needed one in just this size for someone and as you can see the sketch works wonderfully .

I colored using a copics, Stampin' Up baja breeze, blue bayou and distress inks. I have been hanging on to this beautiful pleated ribbon for a while and decided this was the special card to cut it you do that? buy something and then hate to use it?

I hope to see you join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.
Wishing you all a happy day!

I am also entering my card into the following challenges. Be sure and check out these great challenge blogs.

Crafty Sentiments where they are asking us to use a digi

Use it Tuesday where this week Anything Goes and they always ask you to use something you hoarded and tell about it. My hoarded items are the pleated ribbon and the Bloosomwood dp, I used it in a commissioned project last year and haven't touched it since...although I do love the colors.

Card Details:
Paper: Gina K Designs chocolate, K&Co Blossomwood , SU baja breeze
Ink: SU markers, Distress inks, copic
Other: SU baja breeze pleated ribbon, Spellbinders carnation. oval and scalloped oval dies, Making Memories brad, Martha Stewart border punch

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Shabby Chic with Sassy Cheryl's

Hi all, welcome to this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow where we are being sponsored by Sassy Cheryl's . We all used her fabulous images to create our cards for the die cut/punch challenge we are doing for this next week. I decided to go a little more shabby chic using "Little Girl's Flower". 

Sassy Cheryl

We will choose one random winner who will receive a $5.00 gift certificate from Sassy Cheryl's store and a winner's badge. The Design Team will also choose one project as their Top Pick and the creator will receive a winner's badge and will be in the running for our monthly Guest Designer spot, which will be determined after the last April challenge.

For my card I used Spellbinders Curved Rectangles and a Stampin' Up scallop square punch.

I love this image and for that matter all of Cheryl's beautiful digitals (shh, I will admit that I had to go shopping this week as well and pick up a few more of her designs, but no telling!)

I hope you will join us this week for our fun know that you all love punches and dies and all you must do is combine that love with a vintage, shabby chic or primitive style card and you are in!!

Don't forget that we at SCH are also putting out a design team call....we would love to have you apply and you can get all the information for that by clicking here . Our teamie Peggy Marsh is stepping down....we will miss you!

I hope that you all have a sensational Saturday whatever you are up to.....Rick and I are slipping away to another competition shooting clays today, so wish me luck!

Card Details:
Paper: SU card stock, Prima Sparkling Spring
Ink: Prismacolor pencils and oms, Memento pink and Distress ink Frayed Burlap
Other: Spellbinders curvy rectangles, SU scallop square punch, Recollections bling, Clear Dollar Stamps square and Just for you stamp (Designer Label Additions), Papertrey Ink buttons, American Crafts ribbon, SU Noteworthy flower and friend stamp
Image: Sassy Cheryl's  Little Girl Flower

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Digi Doodles Shop at SSW!

Hi everyone, I am so excited for this week's challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday , not only is it my turn to host/post at the blog, but we have Digi Doodle Shop as our sponsor this week. After having them as a sponsor sometime last year and discovering their beautiful images, I became a huge fan! I have purchased several of their designs and I always love creating with them. Let me show you a bit about them in their own words:

Digi Doodle Shop

Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts. It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps. Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair. Having these two complimenting styles have enabled

Digi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.

It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations. We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.

Thank you so much for having us, and again the very best of luck to all of you.


Judy and Joy


Our Grand Prize winner will get a $10 gift certificate to their store, so be sure and join us this week and after linking your card, please leave a comment on SSW so that your entry is eligible.

For my card I used "Daisy Girl", isn't she the sweetest? I couldn't resist using a corner punch again to create my frame for her-  don't you just love this?

Here is this week's sketch by our own Arlana......

Be sure and stop by to see what the rest of the gals have for you this week, some real beauties and then get on to your creation....we'll be looking for you.

I am entering my card in these challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 58 Just Because and you must use Pink

Crafty Sentiments Spring Creations using Pastel colors

Paper Pretties Use lots of layers 3 or more

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge 102 Something New--My image is new, new lace and a new technique using a corner punch to create a circular layer.

Card Details:
Paper- Stampin' Up old olive, scrap mauve, Basic Gray Green at Heart
Ink- Prismas and oms
Other: Martha Stewart laurel corner punch, Making Memories Noteworthy lace, Pink Paislee moth

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Floral Saturday!!

Happy Saturday....and Happy Easter weekend. I hope you are all enjoying the weekend and you have time to do the things you love the most. Rick and I going clays shooting this morning with some friends, wish me luck!!

It is also time for this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow where we are asking you to create a card in the vintage, shabby chic, primitive style with the idea of floral....however you interpret that, either with your images, added flowers or papers. We cannot wait to see what you come up with.

We will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. The Design Team will also select one project as Top Pick and the creator will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for our monthly Guest Designer spot.

I have used a bit of floral goodness all over my card. I started with my card base of ivory adding a piece of green paper that was created by Megan at one of my new fave blogs Lilac and Lavender where she is always designing and giving away beautiful vintage and shabby chic digital images. Just last week she offered this adorable girl with her flowers in a wheelbarrow, and not only does she come in this form with journal lines but also without the lines and in tag form. Megan also had scanned a fabric covered book in the green which she also let us us download. I printed it out and used it as my background....distressing and adding a floral image from Stampin' Up's set "Kindness Matters".  I added some Flowersoft to some of her flowers in the wheelbarrow. Can you see where I layered her hat to give it some dimension? The flowers are made using Spellbinders Rose and Carnation Creation dies....after cutting, I sprayed them with water twisting and shaping with my tweezers and left to dry overnight. Then I sponged them with TH distress ink in Peeled Paint. Love how they turned out. My sentiment which I placed with the little girl and her hope butterfly are both from Create with TLC where Paulette always has something wonderful going on.

I tried a new technique for the doily behind my flowers. I used my Martha Stewart corner punch on a circle that I cut with a Spellbinders die. I saw this on Pinterest and thought that I pinned it, but not so. I am sorry that I can't show you a link to this. It was my first attempt and it may not always work out perfectly, but if you have a place that doesn't finish out right, just add an embellishment there
Here is a picture before I added it to my card.

Just line the outermost point of your corner punch on the very edge of your circle and punch, keep sliding to the side and try to pick a point to line up at the edge of your design. Just keep going around the circle and hopefully it will finish up well or pretty close! Clear as mud???

For the inside, I used another image from SU's Kindness Matters and a stamp by Stampendous, this is one of my favorite sentiment stamps.

I had lots of fun creating my card for this week and I can't wait to see what you enter at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge -- to use punches/dies

The Shabby Tea Room Homegrown Flowers and inspiration picture

Crafty Friends Challenge where it is their first challenge "Vintage"

Be sure and check out these blogs, lots of wonderful eye candy!

Wishing you all a happy day, be sure to do something this week that makes it special for you and yours!

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Vintage Doodle Pantry

Hello my name is Patti and I am an the Internet and you my online friends and yikes has it been hard to be without my computer since Tuesday morning! Rick said that he thought he would have to go get me something to help with the withdrawal, lol. Looks as if I am back up and running and hopefully will get caught back up on everything soon.

So glad you had time to stop by, I am showing you another new set just released this month by Laurie and Doodle Pantry called "Vintage Bicycle" and if you haven't been by to check out all of the new releases, please do and you can see all of this month's specials---the coupon has been extended through the 8th of April--- Here .

My sentiment, Be Original is also part of this set. I used Glitz dp's "French Kiss" on gray Stampin' Up card stock along with the satin gray ribbon and a chipboard from Making Memories.

Don't forget to join us at Doodle Pantry using a DP image to get this month's free set "Quirky Parrot". If you do not already own one of these wonderful sets....check out the Freebies Page but use a DP image, not just a sentiment.

Now, off for me to catch up!! Happy Day my friends and I am so glad to be back!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!

Welcome to another fabulous Wednesday and this week's sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday . We are sponsored this week by Sassy Cheryl's Digis and the Grand Prize winner will win a $5 gift certificate to her shop. Please be sure and leave a comment at the SSW blog to be eligible when you post your card.

Here in her own words is a bit about her and her designs:

Hi everyone! Sassy Cheryl here and I’m so happy to be sponsoring the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week.

I have been creating graphics and have licensed my work to companies such as Kohl's, Hobby Lobby and Shopko, among others, for over eight years. I started creating digital images about twelve years ago. I absolutely LOVE to draw and always carry a small sketchbook for those times when a bit of inspiration hits. It's been a lifelong dream to become a working artist, and besides deadlines, I LOVE everything about what I do! It really helps that I have a very supportive husband and son (they also can be my biggest critics!)

Through the digis I create, I’ve met so many wonderful, talented ladies. The projects they make using my images makes it all worth it. ‘Can’t wait to see what you will create with my Sassy images.

Thanks for playing along this week… happy coloring!

Arlana's sketch:

I loved creating with both this sketch and my fab image "Birdhouses on the Hill" which I colored with both Tim Holtz distress inks and Stampin' Up markers. I used papers from a DCWV scrapbook in a stack book which also supplied my embellishments and sentiment. A piece of scrap ribbon that matched and I was done!!

Stop by the SSW blog and see the great cards using these images from Sassy Cheryl's and then link up your creation for us to see, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!

Happy Day.....

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

No Fooling at Doodle Pantry

Can you believe that is the 1st of April? This year is zooming on out of here, the wonderful thing about the beginning of a new month is that means it is time for the new release at Doodle Pantry and you are going to love this month's sets, Laurie has outdone even herself!

For instance, how about this beautiful Bluejay set that I can find it in the store here and for only $2.50 you will receive an outline and precolored image as well as two papers and four sentiments. I used "Have a Wonderful Day" from this set on one of my cards and for the other one "Hello" is from the set "English Bluebells".

I created one layers cards in honor of my friend Kathy at The Lucky Stamper who always inspires me with her beautiful one layer cards. I simply printed two cards using the outline image and sentiments and then colored them using Prismacolor pencils and oms. I want to create a set of note cards to have on hand as a gift using this set.

Be sure and stop by at Doodle Pantry to see all of the new goodies and check out the specials page.

When you make your purchase April 1-3 enter the coupon code NOFOOLING and get 25% off of your total (this excludes gift certificates and watermarks) and be sure and enter your free with purchase set "Umbrella Ants" (Love these) which are available from April 1 - 24....but also through the 3rd of April along with your discount you will get Laurie's new Ant Papers free with purchase.
Our next challenge at Doodle Pantry Challenge Blog starts later today and just for playing along (you must use a DP image) you will be sent her new set "Quirky Parrot".

So with so many ways to get a bargain...don't we all love those and free sets, what are you waiting on?????

Umbrella Ants LIMITED TIME free w/purchase     Free with purchase  April 1-24

Ant Digi Paper Pack     Free with purchase April 1-3

  Free for playing in DPDC22

Thanks for checking by, hope to see you soon.

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