Monday, May 30, 2011

Winners for Stock the Pantry #2!

Thanks for playing in the Stock the Pantry Challenge #2!  
It's time to announce our winners!

There are three winners for the Stock the Pantry Challenges!

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE! chose our winners!

Congratulations, ladies!  I have e-mailed you about your prize.  If you haven't received the e-mail, be sure to check your spam and junk folders!  

Thank you to everyone who played, and we hope to see you back on June 20th for our next
Stock the Pantry challenge!  

Happy about love!

Hi!  Hope you are enjoying the Memorial weekend, if you are in the U.s.

NOTE:  In a few short days, we will be having a BLOG PARADE!!  (That is, a Blog Hop!)  We hope you'll join us and leave comments, as we will be having a lot of random prizes!

Today we are sponsoring the Paper Playtime Challenge and the theme is Love & Weddings.
I wanted to play along too.   I used the Sheep Squeeze image and made a congratulatory card for a recent engagement of a friend.  Hope she likes it!

Materials used:
  • Image: Sheep Squeeze
  • CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, CDS pineapple twist, CDS powder puff, Graphic45 patterned paper
  • INK: printer, Tombow markers 772, 850, 020, 098, 491, SU inkpad Guava
  • ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, sponge, spellbinders scallop squares, Crealies CLCF 11 die, PTI spring moss dot satin, kaiser pearls, button & thread, sewing machine, glue dots
Thanks so much for visiting this fine weekend!  I hope you can join with us and play the Paper Playtime Challenge this week!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

SALE and CHANCE to win a coupon

Hello!   Just wanted to announce a Memorial Day Sale and a little "game" at our CDAC group.

35% OFF Images, Papers, and Templates
from 8 am eastern May 28 through 10 pm eastern May 30!
in the Coupon Field at the bottom of the cart and click submit.

Get this Patchwork Star for FREE with ANY PURCHASE THIS WEEKEND!
 Just add it to your cart, checkout and pay for the other items and the download is included in your product order.


  • Are you a member of our CDAC Group?  Did you happen to grab the Quirky Cat exclusive sneak peek for FREE earlier this week? (NOTE: Quirky Cat will be put at the store as free with a purchase on June 5)
  • Have you made a purchase this weekend and added the Patchwork Star to it for free?
  • If either of those cases is true, just create something this weekend (MAY 28, 29, 30) and reply to the CDAC GROUP discussion HERE with your direct link, and you are entered for a chance to win a $10 coupon!
  • Winner(s) will be announced Tuesday May 31 at the CDAC group!

Thanks so much for choosing Doodle Pantry as one  of your digital resources!!
Get crafty and bless someone with a handcrafted card or gift today!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Stock the Pantry Challenge #2!

Good morning!  This is Katlyn welcoming you to our 
May 20th Challenge!  
Remember, we changed the challenge from the DPDC challenge, so be sure to follow all the new guidelines!


Tag/Keyword: DPSTP02
THEME: Use a Doodle Pantry image and any 
papercrafting items

Feel free to browse the freebie page HERE, if you'd like to use one at no cost.
We hope you can play along with us!

There will be 3 winners chosen from all the entries and each will receive 1 free Doodle Pantry product of their choice valued $3 or less.

We hope you will be inspired to play along with us this week!

Other challenge guidelines below:
  1. Each challenge has a specific theme and it is expected that you will create something NEW and follow the challenges theme. 
  2. Post your creation on your blog or online public gallery in which a comment can be left.  Post MUST be dated within the time frame of the challenge.  Please, no past creations, create something new!  
  3. The linky widget may state that a URL is not required, but IT IS REQUIRED. You MUST LINK YOUR POST of your project/card
  4. Challenges are open for 10 days and winners posted on the 1st of every month
  5. Only enter once per each challenge
  6. Keywords or tags for the challenge are DPSTP and the number of the challenge, no spaces.

Here is a card to inspire you!
Katlyn's card using "Noah's Ark"

We hope you have been inspired today, and we hope you can join us.   Thanks so much for stopping by and we wish you a wonderful week!

A special product!

Hello!  Today is the Stock the Pantry challenge, right after this post.

You know we only do 1 major release each month on the 5th, however, I had this little pup, Quirky Dog,  ready to go and some projects to share, so I decided to have a special day and release just him a little earlier than the June 5 release.

Here are 5 inspirational projects  from the Creative Team below. You can click to their individual blogs to see each of their projects separately.
JAN       KRISTINE       PAT       LORIE      SHARON


QUIRKY DOG COLOR VERSIONS (includes outlines):  $3.00

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!   Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with blessings and here's hoping you can bless someone with a card today!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

DPDC12 winner!

A big thank you to all the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 12  participants!! Wonderful work everyone!   I have emailed everyone their Ducky Duck product, but if you didn't receive it, just send me an email from the same email that you used on your inlinkz entry.

Be sure to check out the Doodle Pantry Blog tomorrow for the next Stock the Pantry Challenge and also a surprise little release!

WINNER OF DPDC12 selected entry number 5 as the winner... who is....


Congratulations  Linda, I have emailed you about your prize.

Thanks again to everyone who played along!!  We hope to see you on the next challenge!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Seeing Stars!

Today we are delighted to be sponsoring the Digital Tuesday Challenge and the theme is "Seeing stars".

I created a card using this theme using the horse head image in the Saddle Up product.
I used some patterned paper with stars on it and then used my only two star shape items in my craft room, my SU star punches.

Almost every time I color a horse, I seem to color it the "paint" breed.  I just love the "paint" horses!

  • Image: Saddle Up from Doodle Pantry
  • CS/PAPER: 90 lb. watercolor paper, CDS hot cocoa, CDS wild ginger, My minds eye Fine & dandy patterned paper
  • INK: printer, Tombow markers 312, 899, 942, 850, 947
  • ACCENTS/TOOLS: Spellbinders circles and pinking circles dies, SU star punches, sewing machine, CMH bitty brads, aged copper regular brads, PTI button, linen twine, piercer, foam dimensionals
Thanks so much for visiting today!   I hope you have found a bit of inspiration to go create and bless someone a handcrafted card or gift.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May Top Notch Artist

Good morning!  We're so happy to announce our NEXT Top Notch Artist!

Drum roll, please!

Our Top Notch Artist for May is Sarah Nancarrow

Congratulations, Sarah!  We love seeing your Doodle Pantry creations in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenges!  Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

We would like to show you a few of Sarah’s recent creations using Doodle Pantry images.  You can also click HERE to go directly to her blog, where you will find lots of other eye candy!

Sarah's card using Mud Piggy 
(love that accordian circle & Piggy's "Make-up")

Sarah's cute easel card using Birthday Birdie

Sarah's pretty card using Bird Bath Joy

Weren't those fabulous?? 

How do we choose our Top Notch Artists?
We keep a keen eye on our challenge participants and the members of our CDAC Doodle Pantry Group, and we hand select artists whom have shown us some fabulous work using Doodle Pantry images.

How often will we be selecting Top Notch Artists?
Twice each month!  All Top Notch artists are notified by email approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the posting date.

What does the Top notch Artist receive?
The selected artist receives ONE Doodle Pantry product of their choice free, has a few of their projects using Doodle Pantry images displayed on this blog, and gets to display the badge below in their blog sidebar.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see the Top Notch Artist!  Keep making cards and playing along with our challenges here at Doodle Pantry and our CDAC group, and you may be the next Top Notch Artist!

Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Product focus - Favor box

Hello!  How is everyone this fine Saturday?  Outside enjoying the weather?

I wanted to take a moment to show you the new Noah's Ark Favor box.  It also can double as a tugboat.  Perfect for giving treats at baby showers, sunday school parties, or VBS take home bags. (NOTE: this template is not recommended for assembly by young children)

The price has been reduced to only $4.00!   The template comes with 2 versions of a printable cut yourself template, and also SVG files to use with your e-cut software and Cricut, PNG images to place over digital patterned paper if you want to cut yourself, an instruction reference sheet with dimensions for scoring, and some wood and roof digital papers.  WOW!

The finished box is about 4-1/4" long, 1-5/8" wide and 2-1/4" tall.
The 2 versions of the box are one with scalloped edges, and the other has extended straight edges so you can use your own edge punch. (NOTE:  Smaller edge punches work best, as the extended sections are only 5/8" long.)

Here is the scallop edge version assembled.  On this favor box, I used the new Baby basics Digi paper pack.  I printed 2 of the pink patterns of paper on a full sheet and cut them each in half.  The digi paper only printed on one side leaving the other side white, which is the color that I wanted as my accent color, so it worked well when I folded the scallop edges over on the sides of the box.

I placed half of each patterned sheet on my Cricut cutting mat and then a scrap of white.
When I imported the SVG files into my Sure Cuts a Lot program, I broke them apart and then deleted the pieces not needed.  Then I moved the remaining pieces around to be on the "mat" in the program so that they would cut on where I placed my cardstock on the mat.
Below you can see my sheets after I cut.  There are several pieces left over on the patterned papers to use for tags or other embellishments, or even a matching gift card.
The housing insert gets printed on one patterned paper design, the ark base and the 4 roof layers get put on another pattern paper design, and then the roof base, window frames, roof accent, and corner accents get cut on the accenting cardstock, in my case, the white.

Use the reference sheet to find scoring lines and crease all scores before assembling per the instruction sheet.

Here I used the extended edge box version and used my own edge punch on the edges to get a different look.  This time I used double sided patterned paper.
Here is this box before I assembled the pieces.  The pieces have been punched, scored and creased.
Thanks for visiting today!   Wishing you a wonderful weekend and hope you can bless someone with a handcrafted card or gift!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Peacock Sunrise Coloring Tutorial

Hello!  This card I made for the Creative Craft Challenges which we are sponsoring this week!  Wanna come join us for a chance to win a Doodle Pantry prize?? The theme is distressed/vintage.
I also decided to use this card as a coloring tutorial, just scroll down if you want to follow along.

Digital image: Sitting peacock from Doodle Pantry 
Stamp: SU sanded BG
Cardstock/Paper: 90 lb. canson watercolor paper, teal, kiwi
INK: Printer, early espresso pad, marina mist pad, Tombow markers N15, 476, 177, 526, 126, 133, 985, 946, 925, 755, 992, 947, 942
Accents/Tools:  waterbrush, yasutomo shimmer watercolor palette, circle template, pencil, kiwi ribbon, SU button, thread, sewing machine, sponge, pearls, EK photo corner punch, Ek border punch

I grouped the pictures to make the post shorter.  You can click on the pictures and the grouping will open a new page and it will be bigger. If there is a magnifying glass when you put your cursor over the photo in the new page, click on it once and it will be even bigger, so that you can see the details better.
TIPS: Make sure the water flow is gentle, not too much and not too little. It needs to be wet as you blend, but not creating a pool of water on your paper.  It needs to blend the colors just enough and the paper needs to appear to dry up fairly soon after you blend.  Swipe waterbrush tip on paper towel to reduce too much flow and squeeze on barrel of waterbrush gently to increase flow on a dryer brush tip.

First, I printed my image with an A2 size space in mind so that it would fill a whole card size.  The finished colored image panel unmatted is 4"x5.25".

Here is the picture of all the colors of Tombow markers I used. One isnt' pictured, it is 933 orange.

1. I used 126 and 992 first. Applied color as shown. 992 to the beak and the middle of the back, and 126 to the upper back and lower back.
2. Using the waterbrush, blend the middle brown first back and forth moving right, then down to the kiwi color and right.
3. Then go back to the middle again and brush back and forth moving upward.
4. Using 992 marker tip, add a few feather strokes overtop the still damp peacock back.
5. Using 126 marker tip, add feather strokes overtop the peacock back.
6. I used the 992 under the branch on the tail, and 126 to the rest of the tail feathers, leaving white around the "eyes' on the tail.
7. Blend the color starting with the 992 area first.
8. Continue blending stroking brush up and down while moving it back and forth over the kiwi color, avoiding the tail "eyes".
9. Add the 133 lime color just around the tail "eyes".
10. Using 476, add color with brush tip as shown.
11. Blend with waterbrush as desired.
12.  Using writing tip of 526, add feather lines under belly.
13.  Blend quickly again all over body, avoiding the areas around eye.
14. Add color gold 946 to tail "eyes" leaving center white. No need to blend these. Wait until it dries all the way.
15. Add 526 to the tail eye centers.
16.  Add N15 to the sections around the eye on the head.
17. Just to darken the tail a bit and add some variance, use 177 green fine tip and add lines in the directions of the feathers, having more near the upper underside of the tail and lessening the darker lines toward the end/bottom of the tail feathers.
18. Blend lightly into the kiwi green. Allow to completely dry.
19. Add the 947 brown to the lower half of the branch and then to all of the skinnier branches, and using the waterbrush, blend that color upward to fill the branch.
20. Using a nestabilities circle die, I traced VERY lightly around it with a pencil while it was centered over the image. This is where I will color the sun.
21. Add 946 gold around the peacock and outward to about the middle of the section of the penciled sun line. Add 933 orange just to the center areas of the "sun", as shown.
22. Start the waterbrush on the outer edges of the 946 color and work back and forth until you reach the orange color and then move the brush tip back and forth out to just before the pencil line.
23. Add 985 yellow just inside the pencil line all around each part of the sun around the bird. Erase the pencil line.
24. Blend using the waterbrush starting at the 985 yellow moving along the 985 line in one direction, move the waterbrush just outside where the pencil line was once, and then back and forth until you reach the middle orange. Do this for each of the 3 sun sections.
25. Wait until completely dry before moving on.
26. Using a sponge, grab ink from an inkpad and sponge around the sky areas. Use a copy paper "mask" of the sun shape and/or peacock image if needed.  Just get  a light sponged area.
27. Using the waterbrush, brush each sky section starting near the peacock/sun and moving outward to the edges of the paper.  I purposefully left mine looking "waterbrushed" as I wanted a vintage watercolor look here.  Wait until it completely dries.
28. Added 177 green to the leafy section of the branch and watercolor blended.
29.  Added 755 pink to the flower centers and watercolor blended. Wait until completely dried.
30. Using another sponge, apply the espresso color from an inkpad all around the panel and I chose to make mine oval-ish.
31. I cut a loose oval shape "mask" out of copy paper and placed it over the image centered (not pictured).  Then I inked up and stamped the Stampin' Up! Sanded Background stamp with espresso ink. Remove the paper mask.
32.  I used my yasutomo shimmer watercolor cakes to add shimmer all over. I have a 18 color palette so I was able to find a color that matched each section.
Then I matted it and embellished it!

Thanks so much for tuning in today!  I hope you have been inspired to create something that will bless a friend!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Hello!  Hope you had a chance to checkout the latest releases and the new challenge!
Here is what I made using the Reel 'Em In set. 
I printed the image on 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper.
I used Tombow markers and a waterbrush to color it.
I need a better white gel pen that actually works. Anybody have suggestions on a good white pen that actually rolls a white line??
I pulled out my ANCIENT SU hodgepodge hardware!!!  It was the perfect accent this time.
Close up of the coloring. The white gel pen mess on the bob is because mine just doesn't draw nice pretty lines.
Here's the inside.  Pretty simple inside.

IMAGE: Reel 'Em In by Doodle Pantry
CS/PAPER:  90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, white, not quite navy, CDS toasted almond, CDS mud pie, Bo Bunny Beautiful Life stripe DP
INK: printer, white pen, Tombow markers N65, N75, 526, 946, 873, 942, 177, 173, 947, SU real red marker
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Waterbrush, Spellbinders labels 4 dies and circles dies and pinking circles, Hodgepodge hardware, mini library clip, brown twill, sewing machine, jute twine, SU foam dimensionals
Thanks once again for stopping in to visit!   You have blessed me beyond measure and I hope you have found a little inspiration to go bless someone with a card today!

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 12

THEME: Use a Doodle Pantry image
Just for playing along and submitting an entry using Doodle Pantry images, you will get THIS one below FREE!     You must follow the guidelines for the challenge HERE and I will automatically email you this image set!

Things that make you go "quack"!

Here is something that KRISTINE and MARIA created with DUCKY DUCK


We hope you can play along with us!
~~~This challenge theme for DPDC12 is  to USE A DOODLE PANTRY IMAGE. That is ALL!  You may combine with any other challenges out there, just as long as you use a Doodle Pantry image that is clearly visible on your project.~~~


Other challenge guidelines below:
  1. Doodle Pantry offers a lot of freebies HERE. Just click on the product you want, scroll down to view the product description, and then right click the file name to save to your computer, which is located near the "Add to cart" button.
  2. Post your creation on your blog or online public gallery in which a comment can be left.  Post MUST be dated within the time frame of the challenge.  Please, no past creations, create something new!  
  3. Add your post url to the LINKY WIDGET BELOW with your email and name.  The linky widget may state that a URL is not required, but IT IS REQUIRED. You MUST LINK YOUR POST of your project/card
  4. Challenges are open for 2 weeks and winners posted the day prior to the next challenge (on the 19th)
  5. Only enter once per each challenge
  6. Keywords or tags for the challenge are DPDC and the number of the challenge, no spaces
We hope you have been inspired today, and we hope you can join us.   Thanks so much for stopping by and we wish you a wonderful week!

New releases have arrived!

Hello and good morning!!

May is our official month of going down to one product release each month, and I have been busily working to make it a plentiful one!   Our next challenge posts directly after this one.

But first I want to thank you all!  I have met so many wonderful and crafty people over the last year.  I have been blessed to get to know some of you better, and I am always tickled at all those who play the challenge post their links to projects using Doodle Pantry images! 
I hope we can continue to share our creativity with each other and that we all can bless others with our handmade cards and projects.


MAY PRODUCT BUNDLE (32% off from May 5-8 only!) 
~~Includes these 5 products:  Mud Piggy, Ducky Duck, Reel 'Em In, Grad Hats, Owl~~

Includes color versions and 2 digital papers!
Creative Team Inspiration below by Sharon and Heide

Play in our Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 12, and you will be emailed him for free!
Creative Team Inspiration below by Kristine and Maria

A reel and some vintage lures for our men
Creative Team Inspiration below by me, Glenda, and Kathy

You can layer these white filled PNG's over other characters heads or use by themselves
Creative Team Inspiration below by Pat,  Lorie and Kristine

Creative Team Inspiration below by Maranda, Patti G, Karen, and Pat

Noah's Ark (outline only)
COLOR version includes the outline
Creative Team Inspiration below by Sarah and Lisa

Creative Team Inspiration below by me and Pat

Noah's Ark Favor Box SVG & Template (this box is 25% off from May 5-8 only)
Creative Team Inspiration below by me and Kristine (also see Lisa's on the Noah's ark image picture above)

Little Frog  (he is in the Digi Grab bag at 50% off from May 5-19)
These 3 images were the very first digis I ever drew!  I offered them on another blog challenge for 1 month each, and then I licensed them to another company to sell, prior to starting Doodle Pantry.
The license is now ended so they will be offered at Doodle Pantry!

Creative Team Inspiration below by Amy, Jan, Robbie, Kathy and Rebecca

I thank you for taking a moment to visit today!!!  Our DPDC12 Doodle Pantry Digital CHallenge 12 is posting shortly after this!