Sunday, June 26, 2011

Home is Where the Heart Is

My Dad and Mom just purchased a home in Mesa AZ to retire to. This card is for them to congratulate them on this big step and the beginning of what I hope are happy and enjoyable years ahead. They've earned it and glad they will finally be able to enjoy the fruits of all their hard labors. It will seem odd not to have them still at the home they have lived in for the last nearly 35 years, but home is not found in a place but with the people you love. Gonna seem weird to have to memorize a new address though.

This Easel Card features the precolored image, Little CASTLE,  one of the new June releases from Doodle Pantry. I also used one of the digi papers included with this set. It is also available in a B/W outline also.
This was a really great image to work with for a 3-D effect. I printed out multiple images of the castle and then cut out and popped up, the turrets, balconies  and tower roofs. I have found that running a matching sharpie along the cut edges gives my cut out pieces a sharper, crisper look where at times after cutting the printed outlines flake.

You can find the current Doodle Pantry Stock the Pantry Challenge#3 at the Challenge Blog.

Thanks for Stopping by and Happy Creating...

Friday, June 24, 2011

BBQ- It's not a skill....

It's his SUPER-POWER!  My Husband does the world's best BBQ and this BBQ-Apron card was made for him. Hate to say one of my favorite things is to make him blush, it doesn't take much and it's especially fun in front of the kids and grand kids. He's a good sport about it, so all in fun! I think he secretly enjoys it when the kids say, "Gross....That's just Wr-ong..." Always amazes me, he can watch things get blown up, mayhem and murder on TV, but the Hero leans over to land a virtuous kiss on the Heroine and he is soooooo out of there....Has to get a drink, a bite to eat....This card features one of the new images this week from MelJen's Designs, "Smokin Hot". It's a Pocket card and the BBQ Spatula pulls out and says, "I Flip 4 You!" on the handle.

The card opens up to read:

The BBQ and BBQ Mitt were paper pieced using the  pattern, 'BBQ GEAR' and 'BACKYARD BBQ',from My Scrap Chick. Smokin' Hot was a fun image to work with as are all the additional images in this weeks release. Don't forget the weekly challenge, this week's theme is Stripes and/or Plaid. You can get all the details and see some fabulous samples of this week's images on the MelJen's Design Team and Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating..

Saturday, June 18, 2011

God Bless the USA

These newest images from MelJen's Designs are perfect for the upcoming 4th of July Holiday or to thank a service member.
You'll want to check them out at MelJen's  and /or her corner of the Whimsy Store and also pick up the coordinating sentiment Freebie at the Challenge and Design Team Blog. Join us for a fun Red, White and Blue Challenge and check out the great projects made by the Design Team using these images.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating....

Saturday, June 11, 2011


We love PANDAS at our house....Jade, Granddaughter #3 really loves them, they are her favorites. This new set from Laurie at Doodle Pantry was perfect for a set of Thank You cards. I used the pre-colored PLUSH PANDA image and it worked up quick and fun. The bamboo digi paper in some of the cards is one of two papers included in the color set.  My favorite of this group of cards is this first one. We love the movie Kung Fu Panda and it features our family's favorite line of the movie spoken by Po.  "There is NO charge for Awesomeness or Attractiveness." After we saw the movie the boys used it constantly whenever I said 'Thank You' to them. 'Why you're Welcome Ma'am...There is NO charge for Awesomeness or Attractiveness'. Yeah, at almost 13 and 15 the last two at home think they are pretty clever and their older brothers only encourage the delusion.

And the inside of the card continues the thought...

I actually got a 2 thumbs up from my teenage boys with this one. Well Ok, it went something like this...."Hey Mom I like this card better than some of your's actually funny.."  Gee guys, I love you too.... Actually the 'ok, that was Awkward' phrase I borrowed directly from my youngest of 5 sons who is almost 13. These days everything is awkward as far as he is concerned, including complimenting your Mother.

This image is just so cute I made several for my granddaughter to send out following her Birthday as Thank You Notes.

You can check out Plush Panda, all of Doodle Pantry's New June Releases and the current Challenges at the Doodle Pantry Blog and Store .

Thanks for droppin in and Hope you enjoyed it Bear-y much.

Pretty in Pink

These new releases from MelJen's were perfect for a couple of cards for my Granddaughters. Sage turned 6 and Chessa Jean and Zipporah in Japan. They were so much fun to work with and even more fun using this week's challenge theme of  'Pink and Pearls'. Both of these cards are a CENTER STEP card that stands up when taken out of the envelope. This first card for Sage, my lil red-head, uses Flower Girl.

This next card for Chessa Jean and Zipporah features Little Ballerina and Ballet Slippers.

All of these adorable images can be found at MelJen's Designs and you will want to check out the fun Challenge this week as well at the DT and Challenge Blog.

Thanks for dancing by and Happy creating....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another Day another Doodle

If you are looking for the Blog Parade Click HERE.
Well acutally lots of Fabulous New Digi Doodles from Laurie at Doodle Pantry. You will want to see all the fun new images she is releasing today. So toodle on over to the SHOP to check out the new images, incredible specials and some great freebies with purchase or for participating in the new Challenge at the DESIGN TEAM BLOG. Lots of Freebies for the Challenge available HERE.

Thanks for checking in and Happy Creating...

Friday, June 3, 2011

It's time to Parade Into Summer...

Welcome and come join the Fun at Doodle Pantry's Summer Blog Parade.If you've already joined the Parade Route you should have arrived here from Pat's Blog. If not, be sure to start at the beginning at Doodle Pantry's Main Blog. Follow the Parade Route from there, leave a comment at each stop along the way ending with the DPBlog, make sure to add your name to the linky at the end for a chance to receive 1 of 5 great prizes. All the details for the Blog Parade can be found at the Main DPBlog.

My project features Laurie Wilson's 'Critter Parade' which will be a new release on June 5th. This 'High Flyin', F-'Ant'-astical image is just what 'Ewe' will need to March into all the Summer Fun and Celebrations.

Thanks for 'Marching' by and Joining all of us at Doodle Pantry as we Parade Into Summer. Be sure to March on over to Kathy's blog from here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Out to Sea

Ahoy Me 'Earties, These images from MelJen's Designs are sure to get you ready for Summer Fun and Sun. Be sure to check them out at the Main Blog. Lots of Fun ideas using these images can be found at the Design Team and Challenge Blog. Join us for some Coastal Fun at this week's Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and Hope you have a Sunny Day.