Sunday, December 22, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

I needed to take a break from Christmas cards but couldn't take a break from the red. My favorite color to use.  These fun coffee cups are from Doodle Pantry.  The cups and the sentiment are from a set called Spring Trimmings
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch #199
Just Us Girls - Brown and Red
Crafters Cafe - Sparkle
Use Your Stuff - Ribbon (the paper is scraps)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fun giving penguin

I love making Christmas cards but I do have to admit I am about ready to move on to another season.  Anyone else feel like that too?  But, this card was a lot of fun to make and so so easy.  This cute penguin is from Doodle Pantry.  He belongs to a digital set called Winter Critters.  I love his fat belly, it makes me smile.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafty Hands - Seasons Greetings
Just Inspirations - Let It snow
Make My Monday - CAS Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas

Friday, December 20, 2013

Eddie Elf Topper

Eddie Elf Topper is bringing my granddaughters Christmas candy from the North Pole.  This treat will be in her stocking when we celebrate Christmas together.  She just turned 3 a couple days ago so this is the only candy she will be receiving and how fun to have Eddie Elf hand deliver.  I just love the Christmas toppers from Digital Delights they are all so adorable.
I would like to submit this project into these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Celebration
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas but not a card
Stampin' Royalty - Green, Red, and White
Twisted Tuesday - Cut something with scissors
Craft Your Passion - Anything but a card
Digi haven - Red and Green

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gingerbread Train Conductor

You know his next train stop will be Christmas Town.  Isn't he just darling.  This little guy is part of a digital set from Deedee's Digis.  When you participate in her challenge you will receive next month's image for free.  So I received this at the beginning of December and finally got to coloring him up he is part of the Gingerbread Train set.  I was so tempted to color his overalls blue but couldn't find any blue Christmas paper. But, I think he is just fine in red and green.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Deedee's Digi Challenge - use Gingerbread Train
Sweet Sketch - Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
The Male Room - Any Celebration
Ruby's Rainbow - Christmas
Aud Sentiments - Christmas
Southern Girls - Christmas

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Birthday Penguin

Do you have any winter brrrrrthdays?  I have the perfect new digital stamp set for you.  Doodle Pantry has a new release called "Winter Birthday".   This set is a must have, it comes with 5 images, 7 sentiments, and 8 digital papers.  I used the outline version because I love to color.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Winter Fun
Clear It Out - Warm Fuzzies and Texture (the paper and embellishments are old)
Crafty Sentiments - Birthday
Oldie But Goodie - Winter (the paper and embellishments are old)
Use It Tuesday - Winter and a holiday (the paper and embellishments are old)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Critter Christmas

This adorable little puppy is from a brand new digital stamp set called Critter Friends just released this month from Doodle Pantry.  I have colored up the present for Christmas but this will also work perfectly for a birthday.  Depending on what kind of card you need to could easily make it for a boy or girl.  I love that kind of versitility.  I wrote on the pennant banner. 
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
Pile It On - P is for - puppy, present, pennant
That Craft Place - Christmas
C is for Challenge - Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Merry Monday - Christmas with an animal
Parade Your Craft - Christmas

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snowman Pileup

I have taken some time off from crafting to try and catch up on Christmas activities.  I sure did miss my crafting outlet.  So glad to be back.  Today I have a card to show you using a fun digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry called Snowman Pileup.  They are so much fun.

I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch and sparkle
All Sorts - Snowflakes
Crafty Calendar - Cold and frosty
Cupcake Inspirations - let it snow and pink

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thank You gift

I have a thank you gift idea to show you today.  I purchased these Lindor Truffle bags from our Dollar Tree.  There is 3 truffles in the bag for $1.00.  I have to admit that I purchased all that the store had.  I knew I would use them someway. Such a nice little gift to give away.  The topper is from Digital Delights and I think she is just adorable.  She is called Gingerbread Topper she is part of a 4 character set called Christmas Toppers #2.  This turned out so cute I will probably be making more to give away.  They are just so fun.
I would like to submit this project into these challenges:
Delightful Challenges - Anything But A Card
Card Makin' Mamas - Thankful Tidings
Digi Haven - Thank You
Jingle Belles - Thank You
Stampin' For The Weekend - Feeling Festive
Papertake Weekly - Give Thanks
Parade Your Crafts - Grateful
Path of Positivity - Thankfulness
The Paper Girls - Give Thanks

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Life's short...

Usually I'm not real chatty about my projects and cards but I have to chat this one up.  I had so much fun making this.  I made this as an ornament that could be hung on the Christmas tree. I used my sewing machine to sew on the pocket and across the top to hold the ribbon in place so it will hang on the tree.  I printed the coffee cup on coordinating paper so very little time was spent coloring.   In the little pocket will be a gift card for a local coffee shop.  My thought was to make this for one girlfriend that is a coffee nut but, I had so much fun making this that several people are going to be getting one of these cuties males and females.  The coffee cup and perfect sentiment are from Doodle Pantry, the set is called Coffee and Biscotti. This project came together so quickly and was well worth the time.  I know several people will enjoy this as a gift.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything but a card
Cute Card Thursday - Anything but a card
Crafty Ribbon - Stitching
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Crafty Sentiment - Christmas
Holly Jolly - Warm Christmas (they will be warm after drinking their coffee)
Oldie But Goodie - CAS Christmas (my paper and tag are old)
Crafty Cardmakers - Paper Piecing
Come and Get It - Make a Gift
All Sorts - Make a gift
Sweet Stampin' - Use a tag

Have a Ducky Christmas

Isn't this just darling!  This is a new digital stamp set from Deedee's Digis.  The set is called Daniel's Christmas Tree.  Deedee has started a new progressive challenge called Deedee's Digi Challenge.  Hop on over and join in the fun.  I have loved Deedee's images since the first time I saw them.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment
Creative Knockouts - Snowflakes
Cards and More - Baby It's Cold Outside
Clear It Out - Snowflakes (my paper is old)
Tuesday Throwdown - Snowbirds
Deedee's Digi Challenge - Use Daniel's Tree
Use Your Stuff - Let It Snow (my paper is old)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fosty Kisses

I am a huge color girl but I do love to make a white on white card.  They always end up so pretty.  I used two different digital sets from Doodle Pantry to make this card.  This fun sentiment is from a set called Quirky Snowman and the beautiful snowflake is from a set called Snowflake Sheep.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Retro Sketches - Sketch
That Craft Place - Sentiment as focus
Inkspirational - White on White
Creative Corner - Let it snow
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Winter Wishes
Cards and More - Baby It's Cold Outside
Papertake Weekly - Snow and Ice

Happy Holly-Days

This fun card is made my using a set from Doodle Pantry called Holly Days.  I just love this tree.  This is a set that Clear Dollar Stamps first released, Laurie the owner of Doodle Pantry got the set back to sell when Clear Dollar Stamps closed.  I was excited to see I could use it again.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Holly Jolly - O' Christmas Tree
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas words
Jingle Belles - Holiday Tradition
Crafty Calender - Christmas
Crafters Cafe - Lots of Embellishments

Thanks with Fall Leaves

It's a beautiful fall day here so I decided to color up some fall leaves.  This image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is part of a set called Leaf Blocks Mini Set.  You receive 7 different leaves in this set.  Hope your day is going wonderful also.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Pile It On - With Thanks
Sentimental Sunday - Give Thanks
The Paper Players - CAS with Leaves
Catch The Bug - Bingo - Bugaboo Image, Designer Paper, and a charm
Totally Gorjuss - 3 Designer Papers
Tuesday Throwdown - Gratitude

Friday, November 15, 2013

Clean and Simple Thanksgiving card

Tonight I have a clean and simple Thanksgiving card to show you.  I thought I would be adding a lot more bling at the beginning but decided against, which is a change for me.  This beautiful but simple sentiment is from a digital stamp set from Doodle Pantry called Harvest Bounty.  The set has 3 images and 6 sentiments.  You can purchase a colored version of the images and that set also comes with 3 digital papers.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Thanksgiving
Card Makin' Mamas - Thankful Tidings
Digi Haven - Fall
Simply Create Too - Give Thanks
Stampin' For The Weekend - Autumn, Fall
Crafty Ribbon - Ribbon
 Love To Create - Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fundraiser digital stamp sets

Have you heard of Operation Write Home?  You can find out all about this wonderful organization by clicking on their name above.  Laurie at Doodle Pantry and made two brand new digital stamp sets.  She is selling them together right now for only $5.00 and she is donating 70% of the sales back to the OWH organization.  For my card the Lion is from the With Heart set and the sentiment is from the Missing You set.  At OWH they say they need to receive more "missing you" cards, so that is what these sets are aimed for.  They are both so cute and you will want them both.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Retro Sketches - Sketch
Crafty Boots - Remembrance
Pile it on - Use your tools
The Squirrel and The Fox - Animal antics
Totally Gorjuss - Rememberance
The Male Room - Rememberance

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Guest Designer at Digital Delights

Today I am the guest designer over at Digital Delights.  WooHoo!  I got to choose any stamp I wanted to work with and I choose this cutie.  His name is Joyful Joey.  He has such a sweet face.  Thanks so much for the opportunity gals!
I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash.  They also wanted us to add something fairy tale.  I hate to admit to it but elves should pass. =)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas Joy

This cute Christmas Joy is an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  The stamp is called Christmas Words - Joy.  I love coloring up the Bugaboo images.  This one was no exception.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Stella Says - Sketch
Created With Love - Christmas with red and green
A Gem - Christmas is coming
All Sorts - Christmas Cheer
Crafty Calendar - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas with bling on it
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Scrapping For Fun - Christmas
Aud Sentiments - Christmas Sentiment
Cute Card - Sparkles
Holly Jolly - Red and Green with silver or gold
Try It On Tuesday - Bright or Seasonal colors

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall is here

As I worked on this card tonight my whole attitude improved.  Not sure if it needed improving but this card sure did make me smile.  I loved working with the layout and this image was great to work with.  You probably recognize this adorable little ant from Doodle Pantry.  This leaf, ant, and sentiment are part of a digital stamp set called Falling Ants.  It was released last fall but perfect to bring back with all the wind we have been having here lately.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Retro Sketches - Sketch
Craft Your Passion - More than one fold
Crafty Boots - Autumn
Cupcake Inspiration - Fall leaves
Dream Valley - Humor
Pile It On - Animals with character
Sentimental Sundays - Falling into Autumn
The Paper Players - Wildlife
A Creative Need - Button
Card Makin' Mamas - Thankful tidings
Crafting for all Seasons - Autumn Colors

Friday, November 1, 2013

New digital stamps at Doodle Pantry

Yep, it's November 1st already.  The fun thing about a new month starting is that Laurie has a new digital stamp release at Doodle Pantry.  This month she is releasing 7 new digital sets and 4 SVG file sets.  I have used two of the new sets to make my card for today's release.  The barrels came from a set called Wild West Watering Hole and the Sheriff badge and sentiment came from a set called Old West Sheriff.  Both of these sets make great male cards for any ages.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Creative Corner - Texture
CRAFT - Boys

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Carving Ant Fun

Halloween is coming quickly are your pumpkins all carved?  If not, the Ants from Doodle Pantry would love to help you out.  This adorable digital stamp set is called Carving Ants. These little cuties always put a smile on my face.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Clear It Out - Halloween with orange (my paper and ribbon are old)
Use It Tuesday - Creatures
Craft Your Passion - Halloween
Love to Create - Halloween
Come and Get It - Halloween
Dream Valley - Halloween
That Craft Place - Halloween
2 Sisters - Cute and Spooky
Crafty Calender - Halloween
Our Creative Corner - Halloween with a tag
Totally Gorjuss - Spooky
Crafts 4 Eternity - Halloween
Digi Haven - Orange and Black
Fab 'n' Funky - Halloween
Little Red Wagon - Halloween
Ruby's Rainbow - Halloween

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Everybody is getting ready for Halloween.  Even Laurie's adorable creatures from Doodle Pantry.  Laurie's little birdie is dressed as Frankenstein.  She named this adorable set Franken-Birdie.  Isn't he just so cute!
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch - Sketch
Creative Corner - Let's Go Crazy
Pumpkin Spice - Dress Up
Card Mania - Halloween
Cards For Men - Halloween
Crafty Boots - Halloween
Make My Monday - Halloween
Cards and More - Halloween
Clear It Out - Halloween (my paper is old)
Cuttin' and Stampin - Orange, purple, green, and black
Oldie But Goodie - Spooky (my paper is old)
PINspirational - Halloween
Shopping Our Stash - Halloween (my paper is old)
Try It On Tuesday - Halloween
Use It Tuesday - Creatures ( my paper is old)
Crafters Cafe - Spooky
Crafting For All Seasons - Too Cute to Spook
Crafty Creations - Halloween
Little Red Wagon - Brads (green flocked brads and the bats are also brads)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Trick or Treat
CCEE - Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Spooktacular

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Whooo's special day is it?

Do you have any fall birthdays coming up?  If so, I have a perfect digital stamp set for you.  This fun image is part of the set called Birthday Fall Critters.  This cutie is from Doodle Pantry.  Love the huge eyes and the fun birthday hat.  This really is a great set.  You will receive 10 digital papers, 6 sentiments, 3 outline images, and 6 colored images.  You will want to check it out.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Digi Sketch - Sketch plus theme of 1 image 2 designer papers, and 3 different embellishments (ribbon, buttons, and wire)
Use Your Stuff - Orange, brown, and green (my paper is old)
Sentimental Sunday - Easel card
The Paper Players - Male Birthday
All Sorts - Ribbon and bow
Crafty Ribbon - Ribbon
Seize the Birthday - Fall colors

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Happy Ghost

Now don't you wish every ghost looked like happy.  This cutie is from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image is called Halloween Peeker - Ghost.  He just makes me smile.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Catch the Bug - Bingo - Black, Orange, and a Punch
Dream Valley - Halloween
Pile It On - Halloween
2 Sisters - Halloween Colors

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Batty Halloween

I have been having fun with the crafting time I am able to squeeze in.  I'm sure you feel the same.  The card for today is using two different digital sets from Doodle Pantry.  The bat is from a set that was just released the first of October called Bitty Bat and Pumpkin.  The sentiment is from a set called Corn Candy Ants.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Retro Challenge - Sketch
A Gem of a Challenge - Spooky Halloween
Crafty Calender - Halloween
Dynamic Duo - Orange and Black
Totally Gorjuss - String
Bloggers - Halloween
Card Makin' Mamas - Trick or Treat
Cut It Up - Halloween
Digi Haven - Halloween
Simply Create Too - Halloween

Friday, October 18, 2013

All your days be Merry and Bright

Today I have a sweet pink and orange Christmas card to show you.  This fun image is from The Alley Way Stamps.  It is a freebie from them.  You can go their store and just copy it.  I used Microsoft Word to copy and flip the image so I would have a pair of mittens.  The sentiment is also a freebie.  Love the words from the song Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.  All this white was hard for me but I am happy with the outcome.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
The Alley Way Challenge - Pink, orange, and white
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
CRAFT - Christmas
Crafty Creations - Sparkle
Card A Day - Christmas
Deep Ocean - Christmas
Holly Jolly - Song - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Thursday, October 17, 2013

All dressed and ready for Halloween

Happy Halloween from Pumpkin Lara.  This is an older Halloween image from Digital Delights but I just love coloring this cutie up!  That face is just darling.  This cutie is even on sale right now for Halloween.
I would like to submit this card into these challenges:
Party Time Tuesday - Orange and black
2 Creative Chicks - Halloween
All Dressed Up - Halloween
Digi Galore - Halloween
Crafting for all Seasons - Too Cute Too Spook
Fab 'n' Funky - Spots and Stripes
Delightful Challenge - Frame it or Mat it