Tuesday, March 27, 2012

2 more Blog Badges added!

Good afternoon!
Just a quick note that I've added 2 more blog badges to our FREE BLOG BADGE section at the shop!   The two new ones are made with images that will be in our April Release, so you get a bit of a sneaky-peeky.

There will be 3 or 4 more free FUN badges added by around April 5, so keep checking back!
Thanks for checking them out!   Hope you enjoy!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Winners of the Doodle pantry Digital Challenge #21

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the March challenge  (DPDC#21),  we had some really awesome entries, you are a  most talented bunch  and we hope to see more of your fabulous work in the future!   Two winners have been chosen and everyone should have received their  complementary 'Quirky Bunny' free stamp set .

The two winners and recipients  of the $15.00  gift coupon to spend at Doodle Pantry .com   as chosen by Random.Org are:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-03-25 06:11:31 UTC

And this would be: #4 Lawren F  and #12 Jovan

Congratulations ladies!!  I have e-mailed you about your prize. If you have not received the e-mail please check your spam and junk folders.

Thanks again to all who played and we hope to see you back on  April  1st (12 noon eastern) for the start of the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #22

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fab 'n Funky Sponsorship

Hi everyone I hope its bright and sunny wherever you are! Today we're sponsoring Fab 'n Funky and their challenge is to make a card/project for Mother's Day. Our DT has gone all out for their projects.
Pat has used Super Birdie

I hope we've all inspired you to hop on over to Fab 'n Funky and give the challenge a try! Doodle Pantry Digital challenge #21 is still going on until March 24 AND there are great stamps in the Digi Grab Bag at the store at 30% off until March 30,  take a look! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

NEW free blog badges JUST FOR FUN

I decided to have an area in the shop dedicated to FUN little blog sidebar badges that are FREE!   You can grab one and put it on YOUR blog, or you can grab it and send it along to a friend as a GIFT for their blog!   Have fun and spread a little joy at the same time!

Right now there is just three available, but I have a big list of ones I am making for different holidays and general occasions and even some with Bible verses.

Things to remember:
1. These blog badges are LOW RESOLUTION graphics, so you will not be able to successfully print these, they will turn out horrible and fuzzy.  Their intention is solely for our blogs or profile pages at other digital places, just for FUN, and best of all, I am doing this for FREE!

2. I will make them as I have time, so just be sure to check the Shop monthly to see if there is anything new for you to grab or give.  I may even do a quick post here on our blog to let you know if there have been new badges added.

3. On each badge listing, I will provide HTML code and instructions for you to install it on your Blogger blog, or any other blog that allows you to add an html widget/gadget.

4. They are coded to click link back to the Doodle Pantry shop free badges category page, so that others who click on them can see where you got them.

I hope you have fun and spread a little joy giving these away and adding them to your own blogs!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Digital files and ZIP folders

Happy weekend!
I've recently had several customers have trouble with ZIP folders and getting the images out of them.  Since Doodle Pantry provides all digital images this way, as well as so many other digital shops, I decided this was a good subject to have a full post on.

First some basic information on ZIP folders.
  • They are a universal format that just cannot be "opened".
  • They are used for easier online transport and download of multiple files.
  • You can only "save" the ZIP file to your computer from an online download, you will not be able to "open" the ZIP folder from the download location. 
  • You can "view" the file names of all items within them when you double click, but you won't be able to open or access those files directly from the ZIP folder because they are compressed in there.
  • Once the ZIP file is on your computer, you must perform an "extract" procedure on the ZIP folder to get all the contents out of it and uncompressed.  
  • Once you get all the contents out of it and into a new accessible (NON ZIPPED) folder, you can delete the ZIP folder.
I will explain step by step with pictures showing how to save, extract, and access your digital products that you purchase from Doodle Pantry.

After a completed purchase, you are sent an email with download links.
When you click the download link from the email, you are sent directly to a page on the shop where it automatically puts the download token id in the field for you and all you have to do is click START DOWNLOAD.  Once you click START DOWNLOAD, your computer pops up a little message that has two options: Open with "BROWSE" and "Save file". You must make sure that "Save file" is checked, then click OK. See the picture below:

You must now select a location on your computer to save the ZIP folder, and then click SAVE.  NOTE: LEAVE THE FILE TYPE FIELD as ZIP folder, do not change this or you may corrupt your downloaded ZIP folder.  See picture below. 

Please NOTE: Some computers are set up to automatically save to a folder called "downloads" under your personal folders, and don't give you the option to select a place.  If this is the case, you need to know where that folder is located before you complete your download so that you know how to get to it later.

I saved my ZIP to my Doodle Pantry folder, you can see below my highlighted ZIP file and when I right click on it, a mini menu appears (not shown). Select "Extract All".
Your computer now starts a file extraction wizard, click NEXT.

Then you are asked you to browse a folder location to put the extracted files.  See below.  Navigate by browsing and pick the area you want the new folder to be located.  Once that is done, click NEXT.

If you want to go directly to the new folder after extraction, you can check the box that says "show extracted files".  Click FINISH.  Your computer will show progress as it extracts.

Below I show you the zip folder and the extracted folder next to each other... you can see one has an icon with a zipper on it, and the other does not.
Click to open the folder without a zipper, and you can see all your images in there when you change the viewer mode to "thumbnails".  See below
You can no longer do anything with the zip folder, it's function is completed, so just delete it AFTER you verify all the images uncompressed successfully into the non-zipped folder.
Now you can use your images as you would for printing.  I have a digi image "how-to" using Word located at the Doodle Pantry shop page HERE.   There are many ways to printing and using digital images, some people use Photoshop, and I am sure if you do a google search, you will come up with a lot of information that way.
Thank you for visiting, I hope this information was useful!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Digital Tuesday Sponsorship

Good morning everyone, I hope its bright and sunny wherever you are. I think it might be too much to ask for warm too. Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Digital Tuesday Challenge and its a sketch challenge!

And a  great sketch it is too! Barb created a card using Doodle Pantry's Quirky Lizard
Glenda used Doodle Pantry Easter Birdie
Lori used Doodle Pantry Quirky Bunny (this is the free image for entering the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #21)

And I(Dawn) used...the newest ants of course, Doodle Pantry Strawberry Ants
I hope we've inspired you to hop on over to Digital Tuesday Challenge and give the sketch a try. Perhaps you can win a Doodle Pantry image!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Send a Smile 4 Kids Sponsorship

Another day, another sponsorship! Today starts the sponsorship of Send a Smile 4 Kids and the challenge is to create a CAS (clean and simple) card! Its not as easy as it sounds, as least I don't find it easy. So here is what I created with Doodle Pantry Dectective Sheep

Glenda used the Cuddly Bear color for her card, so cute!
I hope Glenda and I have inspired you to hop on over to Send a Smile 4 Kids and give the challenge a try! Happy creating.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 21


Tag/Keyword: DPDC21
THEME: Use a Doodle Pantry image
(NOT just a sentiment)

Feel free to browse the freebie page HERE.  There are some "free with purchase" and some that are totally free downloads.

We hope you can play along with us!
(which is 9:00 pm EASTERN TIME on the 24th) Winners posted on 25th

All participants who place their post link in the blue frog linky, and who have created a project that follows the theme/rules, will be emailed this set for FREE.
(Participants emailed approximately every 5 days)

There are some bonus images in this set. You get a bunny munching a carrot and also get a plain colored bunny without patterns.

We hope you will be inspired to play along with us this week!
Here are some of the DT creations to help get your creative juices flowing!
by Marsha Drain

by Donna Rinckel

There will be 2 winners chosen from all the entries to win a $15 gift coupon to spend at
AND everyone who enters the linky with a qualifying project post will receive the Quirky Bunny for free!

Other challenge guidelines below:
  1. It is expected that you will create something NEW and follow the challenges theme. Make something paper crafty with Doodle Pantry images!
  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 almost 3 weeks (ends at 8:00 pm CST on the 24th) and winners posted on the 25th.
  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!

Spring is here!

We have a new release today and lots of springy images!   Come see what we have in store this month!
Don't forget the challenge will post in a few hours and the newsletter will go out approximately at that time too.
I'll put the preview pictures here, but you'll want to click to the Creative Team blogs to get all the deets on their awesome and inspirational creations.  I was totally wowwed at their creativity this round, and I hope you are too!
MINI ROUNDED TOTE TEMPLATE/SVG - complete with 4 cutout options, owl, ladybug, bunny or egg!  Possibilities are endless if you use your imagination!

DETECTIVE SHEEP - the sheep is afoot

QUIRKY POSSUM - just for fun

EASTER BIRDIE - look at the egg hat, too cute!


STRAWBERRY ANTS this set includes a couple bonus individual strawberry images!

VIOLIN - great for vintage!

LION & LAMB - can work for masculine too



QUIRKY BUNNY WILL BE THE DPDC21 complimentary product just for playing with us, and will not be for sale until March 25.

These 3 products were released last year or the year before and I decided to make them in color versions. These sets also include the outlines too.
COLOR BRANCH BIRDS is coming soon, sometime today!

~~~~~ Thanks for visiting!  Hope you are inspired to create! ~~~~~