Friday, August 29, 2014

30% off Labor Day sale!

TODAY through September 6, you can get 30% OFF your entire cart contents (EXCLUDES gift certificates and "bundled" products).  You just need to have at least $2.00 retail in your cart first.

Remember that on September 1, we will release NEW products and this sale can be used for those as well!
30% OFF cart total!  (excludes gift certificates AND bundles) ($2.00 minimum)


How to redeem:
  1. Fill your cart with products and click to view cart ($2.00 minimum required)
  2. Don't forget to add any "Free with purchase" items you might want
  3. Enter the code LABORDAY14 (Aug 29- Sept 6 only) in the field under the cart contents and CLICK SUBMIT (if you do not click submit, the coupon will not deduct)
  4. Continue checkout, confirm order and pay
Thanks for visiting us and I hope you are inspired by our Creative Team!  May you have a safe and blessed Labor Day weekend!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Using our PNG images with Silhouette equipment and software

Do you have a Silhouette e-cutter and Designer software?  If so, you may have been intermittently experiencing some trouble using our PNG images and papers, images not appearing or faintly appearing.
After a couple of customers brought the problem to my attention a couple weeks ago, and a few Creative Team members (and one past member) tried some files for me to detail out the problems they were having, I was able to contact a representative of Silhouette to explain the issue.  He worked with their technical team to isolate the problems.

After just one day of assessment, they discovered the problem and are incorporating a fix which will be released in their next update, which will be mid to late September.  WOW!  Talk about AWESOME customer service, right?  I was thinking it would take months and I would be put on the back burner, but no, they got on it right away.

If I hadn't spent $400 on a Zing and Make the Cut last year, I would be ordering a Silhouette RIGHT NOW.  Not only have I heard great things about the ease of use of the equipment and software from friends, but their customer service is truly beyond compare!
They actually care about not just customers abilities to use files, but also those of us who create files for customers to use.  I am very impressed!

So if you have had some trouble using Doodle Pantry PNG files with your Silhouette, PLEASE be sure to get the very next update in September for your Silhouette.  After you've had a chance to get your Silhouette software update, try using any PNG file, old or new, from Doodle Pantry and please let me know the outcome.

UPDATED:  One of my DT passed on a temporary work around that seemed to work for her. Open the PNG in PSE (Photoshop Elements) and "Save as" a PNG (at 300 ppi and non-interlaced). And then use the newly saved file in your Silhouette Designer software. Not sure if it will work for everyone, but I figured it was worth a shot to pass on as something to help you until Silhouette releases their update for the software which will fix the problem that their software had using some PNG images.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and p.s. Be sure to stop by this weekend.... we will have a LABOR DAY sale, and also NEW products released on September 1st!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Winners of the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #49

 BIG thank you to all our challenge participants for the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 49 (DPDC#49)!  Two winners have been chosen and everyone using a Doodle Pantry image should have received their complementary  'Camo Digi Paper Pack' 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:
26 50
Timestamp: 2014-08-25 15:26:09 UTC

Winners are  # 26 Karen C       & #  50 Twisted Witch Lyn

Congratulations ladies !!  You have been emailed about your prize.  If you have not received the e-mail please check your spam and junk folders. Coupons must be used by Sept 5th, 2014. Thanks again to all who played and we hope to see you back on Sept 1 st (12 noon eastern) for the start of the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #50!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Incy Wincy Designs Spsonsorship

Good morning! Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Incy Wincy Designs and their challenge is "Things with wheels". We've got great inspiration for you and first up is:

Both Pat and Ellen using Big Trucks


Glenda used Classic Clunkers 2

and I used Classic Cars 3
and Laurie got ahead on Fathers Day and used Got Tractor.

Hop on over to Incy Wincy Designs and give their challenge a try. If you use a digital stamp you can enter our challenge as well AND if you use a Doodle Pantry image (freebies here) you will receive a stamp for free! This month the set is Camo Digi Papers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sponsorship

Good morning! Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and they have a great sketch!

We've got a lot of inspiration for you and first up is:
Annie and I both used Carousel Dolphin

 Linda and Glenda both used Big Trucks

I hope we've inspired you to give the sketch a try at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2! If you use a digital stamp you can enter our challenge AND if you use a Doodle Pantry image you receive an image for free! This month the set is Camo Digital Paper.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Sponsorship

Good morning! Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Cupcake Inspirations and they have the cutest cupcake with bugs!

First up for inspiration is:
Carolyn used Birthday Birdie with a butterfly

and I (Dawn) used Tall Trio, Ant Accents and Garden Hose Ants (sentiment)
Drop on by Cupcake Inspirations and give their challenge a try. If you use a digital image you can enter our challenge as well AND if you use a Doodle Pantry image you receive a free image, this month its Camo Digi Paper Pack. Happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Sponsorship

Good morning! Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Through the Craft Room Door and their theme is always anything goes! We have three great cards for you and first up is:

and I made two cards first using

and then Bunny Slippers

I hope Linda and I have inspired you to create a project for Through the Craft Room Door. If you use a digital stamp you can enter our challenge as well. Happy crafting!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

We keep your purchases safe

 Within the last 2 months, I have received two coorespondence emails regarding their credit card information, and whether that information was leaked/stolen through during their order.
While I addressed both of those individuals personally, I would like to make a statement for Doodle Pantry. 
A little background on my site:   
I pay good money to my host provider to keep my site safe, functional, and hack free.  If your credit card number is stolen, I can assure you that it did not happen while you were on
The are 3 reasons that assure this.  

  1. I have a secure SSL certificate. 
  2. I have an additional firewall that prevents any unregistered users to be in my system. In order to be registered, they have to have a valid email address by which to activate their account.  When they login, their IP address is recorded in my system. If any user is operating from a known malicious IP address, my firewall will block it, preventing them to even be within my system. 
  3. Most importantly, I do not collect or store credit card information directly on my URL. If you are not paying with a Paypal account, then when you enter your credit card number in the left side of the Paypal screen without logging into Paypal, you are entering it on the Paypal merchant gateway URL, not Your credit card number is supposed to be protected by Paypal when you pay this way, at least they promise that.  The only way anyone else could see what you are inputting on that Paypal screen, is if your own personal security software is not fully protecting you.

I'm all for staying safe.   I hope this has helped reassure your shopping experience at Doodle Pantry.
If your credit card number has ever been stolen, my heart goes out to you!   I know EXACTLY how you feel.
About a year ago or maybe a little longer, I ordered some cosmetic products online from a company in Florida, and then the same day I went to get gas and used my credit/debit card (the same one) at the pump. The NEXT day, there were multiple attempts trying to make purchases on my card. The purchases didn’t go through and I was notified by my bank of suspicious activity.   I had set up that particular checking account to have NO overdraft protection, and that particular account is one that I only use for online purchases and gas.   I only transfer exactly what money I know I will be needing a day before I need it. 
I assumed and emailed the cosmetic website telling them that the hack came from their site. They assured me it could not have been from their site, so I did further investigation.  In fact it turned out later to be from the gas pump.  I now never use my credit card at the gas pump.  I always load a Walmart card and use that card at the Walmart gas pump, and never get any other gas. 
When I called my bank about the attempted activity, they said that whenever this happens (credit card thefts), the people who steal the numbers always wait a day or two before trying to use them, so that the victim forgets what all they did and where they were, and can’t pinpoint from which area their number was stolen from. In my case, I had only done 2 things the day prior, and they were planned things since I had to transfer only the money I needed for those transactions, into that account. So everything was still fresh in my memory.   
 It is the most unsettling feeling not knowing who stole my information from me and tried to use me for their own personal gain. But at the same time, I felt a little redeemed that I had set up my checking account the way I did, so that they actually could not get any transaction to complete. They had made 5 attempts of transaction of about $200, $then $180, then $150, then $100, then $50….. they kept trying lower amounts.  Haha, I had to laugh in the end, because they were probably very frustrated in stealing (or buying my number from someone else) a credit card number that had no money in the account for them to steal!

Now you don't have to do this, but I highly suggest to you in having a second checking account with 1 debit card, where you transfer only enough money for you to do your online transactions and/or gas.  If the bank insists on charging a monthly fee, it is WORTH EVERY PENNY not to get your money stolen.   And also sign that account up for no overdraft protection.   Banks will automatically give you overdraft protection, thinking it "helps" you.  ????  Not when your credit card number gets stolen!  The banks make you go through hoops and you actually have to sign a separate form for every checking account you own, to have NO overdraft protection on them.  But I highly recommend this, especially for a separate account specifically for online transactions where you only transfer money to it when you are planning a transaction.  This will basically make it impossible for anyone who steals your credit card number to complete a transaction (and get any of your money). No overdraft protection means they can't complete a purchase if the money isn't there. And if you have alerts set up on your bank account, then they can't try to make purchases without you knowing they are trying.  You'll get an email that your account is "low" and won't cover X transaction being made. Viola!  You would know instantly that someone else is trying to use your card and you can take care of it immediately.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope some of this info is useful.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 49


Tag/Keyword: DPDC49
*ONLY entries using a Doodle Pantry illustration receive the featured product for free
(ONE ENTRY per person) 
You may use ANY company DIGITAL image to be entered for a FINAL PRIZE COUPON drawing only.
*If you use a Doodle Pantry image (an actual Doodle Pantry drawn illustration, character or object, not just sentiment) then you are entered for the final drawing AND you will get the featured product for free emailed to you!

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

**The featured product is ONLY FOR participants who have created a project using a Doodle Pantry image (not just sentiment), will be emailed this set for FREE.**

(Participants emailed approx. on the 8th, 16th, and 24th)

(Remember that ONLY PERSONAL BLOG, CDAC, or SCS LINKS ARE GUARANTEED to get comments from our team. Other site links are not frequented by the team, and if account logins are required for commenting, we may not get to leave you any lov'n!.  THANK YOU)

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 Melissa Sunshine Honeybee

by Linda Anderson
also uses Classic Clunkers 2

2 winners from ALL entries are drawn to win a $15 gift coupon to spend at
Everyone who enters using a Doodle Pantry image 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 any company digital images!
  2. If you use Doodle Pantry illustration (not just sentiment), you also receive the featured product for free.
  3. 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.
  4. Only enter once, please
  5. 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 images are always fun!

Wow, July has flown by so fast!   I managed to participate in fixing up and selling my house, find a buy a new house, and then move us all about 130 miles away.  Of course, we had a LOT of help from friends, which made it not only possible, but bearable.  We are so thankful for all whom offered their help to us.  I am glad all the chaos is over and we are finally getting things settled.  We (I) already have plans to re-do the bathrooms in our new place, and paint the outside trim and the front door.  It will be fun to see the progress there. Maybe I'll even post before and after on my other blog.
My craft room is still a pile of boxes, but hopefully I can get that in order by the next release and actually get to craft something.


1. All the August new products are already marked down 15% for you!  From Aug 1-8 ONLY!

2. And if there is anything else that you have on your wish list, there is a 20% off coupon that can be applied to your entire cart!  SUMMEREND2014 (including the new August products that are already reduced!)  $2.00 minimum required before coupon will reduce 20%.

(20% off not applicable to gift certificates! The coupon system should technically not allow the coupon to be used on a gift certificate, however if the system has a hiccup and allows a reduced gift certificate price, your gift certificate will only be issued and valid for the final reduced price you paid, NOT for the retail price of the certificate listed.)

10 color options of a fun camo pattern, and solids to match!


CLASSIC CLUNKERS 2 - more classy clunkers!

BIG TRUCKS - by special request from a customer, big rigs!

CAROUSEL DOLPHIN - more fun in the carousel series

CAROUSEL HORSE 6 - sixth horse for the carousel series

MUSTACHE MESSAGES - I had so many more "stach" sentiments in my head, I had to get them out.  Includes digi paper and a new mustache style!

IT'S MY POTTY (previously offered at CDS, color versions added)  This set was originally promoted for her cause, and envisioned and inspired by a dear crafting friend who passed away, Katie Renz.

ON THE ROAD (coordinates with last months Happy Trails Camper)

Thank you for checking in with us today!   I hope you are inspired by something you see and our talented Creative Team.  May you be blessed today!