Saturday, June 29, 2013

2 Sisters Challenge Sponsorship

Good morning! Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and their theme is stripes.
First up for inspiration is
Glenda using Baby Shoes 

and I used Vintage Cooking

I hope we've inspired you to drop on by 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and give their challenge a try! There is also a weekend special at Doodle Pantry. Everything in the Patriotic section is marked down 40% AND from now until July 4 the USA Star is free!

Friday, June 28, 2013

How to get our products which are marked totally free

Hello and hope you saw my previous post HERE about the limited time FREE USA star!

I am writing again today to clarify how to get our totally free products.

THIS PAGE here actually describes the difference of "free" and "free with purchase", and how to get each one.  If you feel it is unclear, I would be willing to consider any suggestions anyone has to make it more clear.  I want people to be happy and informed and get what they are entitled to when I have special offers.

FREE PRODUCTS (no purchase necessary) 
The ones that are completely free without any purchase at all, are in THIS CATEGORY.  There is large print at the top of that category page that describes how to download each one for free.
  • In order to get them without a purchase, you need to CLICK EACH PRODUCT you want to open them and see the description
  • Then you scroll down just a little until you see the text description and there is a BUTTON ICON right there under the description that says "free download" and under those words is a file name
  • You need to click exactly on top of the file name and your browser will ask you to save the file somewhere on your computer
Then there are the "free with a purchase" products in THIS CATEGORY.  You must make a purchase, ANY purchase that meets the shop minimum of just $1.00 to get them for free. (I JUST REDUCED MY SHOP MINIMUM DOWN TO $1.00)  Here's how you do that:
  • Have at least $1.00 products in your cart first and then add in any or all the "free with purchase" products that you want
  • Proceed to checkout and pay for the cart total, even if it is just the bare minimum of $1.00, and you will get all the downloads of the "free with purchase" products as well as what you paid for
I have found that if there is an incoming purchase of less than $1.00, the removal of merchant fees on my end, plus the monthly cost of business, results in a negative order amount.   Now, how can anyone in their right business mind operate a business with zero net sales all the time?  Or even part of the time?   It doesn't make sense.  I am trying to run a business, so I have to make the shop have a $1.00 minimum.

Now with that being said, I try to make up for the shop purchase minimum by doing the following:

1. I offer QUITE A LOT of brand new totally free products on a fairly regular basis, at least every other month there is something totally free either for a limited time, or extended time
2. I give a completely free product just for following our guidelines and linking up to our challenge each month here on the blog
3. I have a lot of sales offers either with using a coupon or marking products down, usually once a month, sometimes a month might be skipped
4. I create a NEW "free with purchase" product every month, and it is only free with a purchase for 3 weeks, so you do need to get in at least a $1.00 order once a month to get it. (Most of my products average $2.00, there are some that are below that, but most are between $1.75 and $2.50)  So essentially you'd get 2 products for the price of 1 every month if you are a regular and that is the only thing you purchased.

If you follow the blog and/or are signed up to get our newsletter, you will be informed every time there is a limited new freebie (completely free from the product page) as well as everything we have going on each month, free with purchases, sales, sponsorships, everything.

I truly hope you have a safe, enjoyable and memorable weekend either celebrating Independence Day in the U.S. or where ever you are in the world.  Blessings to you!

Weekend special and freebie!

Let's get this weekend started in celebration of USA Independence Day!

First, everything in the Patriotic category is marked down 40% OFF.  No code needed, the discount is already applied!

Next, I have this NEW product, USA Star, and it is totally FREE (no purchase necessary) from now thru July 4 ONLY! (After that it will be only $1.25)
Here's how to get it free:
  • Just click into the product page so that you see the preview and the gallery of examples below the preview.
  • Then find the download file button under the description, but just above and to the left of the add to cart button.
  • Click the filename that is over the button and when your browser's pop up box appears, select to save it to your computer.
  • Extract the files and you are ready to go!
Enjoy your weekend where ever you are and hope you have a wonderful, safe time!
Many blessings to you and yours and happy digi creating.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Winner of Doodle Pantry Challenge #35

 BIG thank you to all our challenge participants for the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 35 (DPDC#35)! Two winners have been chosen and everyone should have received their complementary  'Quirky Stork' stamp set (please check your spam and junk folders if not yet received)!
What wonderful projects you have made and linked up, it was a delight to see them all! 

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: 2013-06-25 16:41:31 UTC

Winners are  #29 Donna T     &  # 8 RatGirl

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.  Coupons must be used by July5, 2013. Thanks again to all who played and we hope to see you back on July 1st (12 noon eastern) for the start of the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #36!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Send A Smile 4 Kids Sponsorship

Good morning, today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Send A Smile 4 Kids and their theme is For the Girls! First up for inspiration is

I hope we've inspired you to hop on over to Send A Smile 4 Kids and give their challenge a try. If you use a Doodle Pantry image you can enter our challenge as well and just for entering receive the Quirky Stork for free!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hats and Things and a few more!

Happy wednesday!    I didn't quite get all these older products colorized to include in the June 1 release, so here they are today AND as a little bonus, I managed to pull together a fun little accessory set.

But first, The Peacock Birdie was already a previously released product, but I had so many customers give feedback about how dark he was printing, that I lightened up his face and back, as well as the blue papers to print lighter and see his face better.  Since so many folks have purchased him already, I decided to just mark him as totally FREE for a limited time. JUNE 12-16 ONLY
The free download button link is on the product page HERE just to the left of the add to cart button.
Once on the Peacock Birdie product page, Just click on the FILENAME that is on the button to save to your computer.

After the free timeframe is over, if you see this note and you know that you already purchased him, follow these steps to get the updated set for free:
1. Login to the shop to find your orders in account maintenance
2. Find the order where you ordered him
3. EMAIL ME your order number that he was on, and then
4. I will send you this updated version for free in email
A set of "dress-up" images for any digital character, OR you could use the images by themselves.
Colorized images and papers are new, set includes outlines.
Colorized images and papers are new, set includes outlines.
Colorized images and papers are new, set includes outlines.

Hope you have a wonderful week and stay safe!  Thank you so much for visiting us.
I wish you are inspired to bless someone with a handmade digital creation!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Incy Wincy Designs Sponsorship

Good morning! Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Incy Wincy Designs and their theme is Spring is in the air.
First up for inspiration is Linda using Baseball Birdie

and we have three designers from Incy Wincy Designs
Both Helen

and Kaia used the flowers from Spring Song Birdies

Awesome projects! I hope we've inspired you to hop on over to Incy Wincy Designs and give their challenge a try. If you use a Doodle Pantry image you can enter our challenge as well. Just for entering you receive the Quirky Stork (stamp I used) for FREE! Happy stamping.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Shop having delayed emails

Hello everyone!
The shop is currently experiencing a delay in getting the order confirmation and the download info emails out.  Whenever this happens, there's no telling how long it will take, there was one time that 3 months later emails were finally being sent out, and people got really confused.
SO, if you placed an order last night or this  morning, and you completed your payment and have a confirmation of your completed payment thru either Paypal or Google, then your order is activated and you may retrieve your downloads by following the steps below:

1. Login to the shop with your username and password
2. Find and go to your "account maintenance" from the top menu
3. Find and click your latest order number
4. Next to each item on your order there is a green arrow, just click each one, wait for the pop up box, then choose to save it and WAIT for your browser to say that it has completed the download
5. Continue to the next product and repeat step 4 until all are saved
NOTE:  If your payment has not fully completed, your green arrows won't work.
So sorry for the delay in your download emails!  It is something that is happening on the host email server and completely out of my controls.

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 35


Tag/Keyword: DPDC35
THEME: Use a Doodle Pantry image
(An image of an object or character, not just a sentiment)

Feel free to browse the freebie page HERE.

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 approx. on the 8th, 16th, and 24th)


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!
This one is by Sarah
The next 3 are by Marsha

If 25 or less participants, there will be 1 winner chosen, but if 26 or more participants, 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 featured set shown above for free!

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. Only enter once per each challenge
  4. 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!

Summer is officially here

It's hot, yes.  Hotter in Texas, I promise.  June 1 is our first batch of summer releases today!
We've got some new baby sets, U.S. patriotic sets, and a few other sets mixed in.
Check them out below!
And in less than 2 weeks, I'll have some older products with added digitized coloring added.  I have to do those as a separate release, as time quickly got away from me this month.

First, don't miss our special!
25% off the JUNE products from June 1 through June 8!
Add any items to your cart, and when you use the coupon below, if any of them are from the newest June releases, those will be marked down 25% off! (Only the newest June products are included in this offer)
Coupon Code:   NEWJUNE25
  • Once your cart is final, click to view cart, scroll to the bottom of cart
  • Enter the code in the field and click SUBMIT to see discount apply
  • Continue checkout

Time to whip up a batch of kindness!  Just add it to your cart of other purchases and it will be FREE.

FEATURED for our NEXT CHALLENGE #35 (noon eastern today) - QUIRKY STORK
A special delivery is on the way!  This set coordinates with our Baby Basics Digi Paper.  Join in and play per the guidelines and link up to our challenge this month from June 1-24 and you will be emailed this Quirky Stork for free! Starts at noon eastern time.

FREEDOM EAGLE - this will make great cards and gifts for Military family/friends!

ROOSTER - I just love the tuscan feel of this one.

BABY SHOES - Sweet saddle side baby shoes. Soft and gentle colors.

OH BABY - Whimsical and sweet baby icons. This set coordinates with our Baby Basics Digi Paper.

PALO VERDE - Another flower that is often seen in Texas.  But also great for other desert states.

CANADA - Our first product in the world countries category!

And if you missed out SCHOOL BUS and USA FREEDOM from last week, they are linked below.

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit and see the newest releases, I sure do appreciate it!  I hope you are inspired to create something special for someone. Help spread a smile!