Saturday, February 28, 2015

Operation Write Home Sketch Sponsorship

Good morning, today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Operation Write Home and they have a great sketch for us!

 We've got lots of inspiration for you and first up is:

Heather used Tweet House

Drop on by Operation Write Home and give their challenge a try, good luck and happy crafting!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AIMPDC #2 Winner

 BIG thank you to all our participants for the challenge of Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge #2!  
What wonderful projects you have made and linked up, it was a delight to see them all! 
The winner of the $15.00 gift coupon to spend at Doodle Pantry as chosen by Randon.Org is 

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2015-02-25 14:51:58 UTC

Congratulations Deborah!!  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 in 30 days from issue. Thanks again to all who played and we hope to see you back on the first Tuesday in March for our NEW challenge!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Clear It Out Sponsorship

Good morning! Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Clear It Out and their theme is Animals and the stash to use is striped paper. The ladies have created great cards for your inspiration and first up is:

Drop on by Clear It Out and give their challenge a try, happy stamping!

Colorful Morning Glorys, Green and Yellow Digi Paper, NEW free with purchase!

I've been working on giving these Morning Glorys some COLOR!  Four color options, and of course, digi paper to match!
These 3 products I mention today are marked down 25% off through Feb 26 around noon central time.
Connie made this gorgeous card using the blue star morning glory. The tilted frame, vintage flowers and lace really give this card a classic shabby style!

Look at this beauty by Carolyn!  I love how she intertwined all the various colors together.
Debbie used the Heavenly Blue color all by itself and made this charming sweet card.

I made a glass magnet set combining with the verses from Renewed Faith. So sorry my photo got blurry!  I used Photoshop CS5 to layer all the elements together and BG paper, and then "saved as" new JPG to print out in teh size of my glass pieces.

Here is a new FREE with purchase - TEENY BUTTERFLY - just add it to your cart of other purchases, pay for those and this one is free!
Ann used the green winged butterfly with the new Green & Yellow Digi Paper
Cely made the cutest card using several of the color butterflies, they look like they are fluttering around!
Sarah colored one of them to match her own patterned paper. I like how she stitched the dotted trail.

And finally I needed some Green & Yellow patterned papers for a Baby Banner I needed to make in John Deer fashion, so I made a whole set!
GREEN & YELLOW DIGI PAPER - great for spring uses, St. Patrick's, cute little ducks or turtles, and of course anything John Deere, if you're in to that.

Linda used the paper with the Tree Glee.
Ellen used a combination of the papers to make a neat collage for her sentiment.
Here's the baby banner I made with the papers. I also used the Classy Monogram Alpha in my Zing electronic cutter and then the Got Tractor image for the ends.
Thanks for visiting us today and I hope you enjoy your day.
Be safe, be blessed, be inspired, and get crafty!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sock Monkeys, Clovers, Box SVG, and Faith-full Sentiments

If you missed the announcement last week about me taking a sabbatical from new releases, please read about it HERE.

OUR NEW PRODUCTS TODAY are marked down 25% today and tomorrow ONLY!

I hope you'll visit the shop products by clicking the names, to see what our Creative Team made to inspire you!

DP0759 - LUCKY LAMB - This cutie loves to frolic in the clovers and is sure to bring someone a smile!

DP0760 - FUNKY SOCK MONKEY - Tiny accent images and additional little heads are included so that you can swap them overtop the bodies to get different looks.  THIS PRODUCT IS BEING ADDED TO THE OWH FUNDRAISING CATEGORY!  $1.00 of each sale goes to OWH.   I tally OWH category sales about 3x a year. I keep track of the monies donated to OWH in the right sidebar of the blog.

DP0761 - RENEWED FAITH - More Bible Verses with some digital PNG papers

LMCIS040 - FOUR LEAF CLOVER by Lori McCroskey - Adorn your clover images with this darling cut out!  So many options. Great for teachers to use for class projects!

DP0762 - TRINKET & ACCESSORY GIFT BOX SVG TEMPLATE - I used this box to hold and display the teacher Valentines I made this year for kids teachers.  You can put candy, gift cards, or use the other insert to punch your own holes to attach any kind of accessory. There are 2 box thicknesses provided with each style window opening, as well as a no window option so that you can diecut your own opening.

Thanks for visiting us today and I hope you enjoy your day.
Be safe, be blessed, be inspired, and get crafty!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Come and Get it Challenges Sponsorshilp

Good morning, today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Come and Get it Challenges and their theme is Birthdays! We've got three great cards for your inspiration and first up is:

Ellen who merged two sets Monkey Peeps and Lil Gorilla Jungle

Drop on by Come and Get it Challenges and give their theme a try. If you use a digital image you can enter our new Ants in my Pantry Digital challenge as well. Happy crafting!

Friday, February 13, 2015

QUICK Valentine ideas!

Are you still needing to make a few  quick Valentine's?  Here are some ideas for you!

Jen Young on the Doodle Pantry Creative Team used the Mustache SVG cuts, made them a bit on the large side, cut a simple pointed oval for "lips" to punch the hole in the middle so she could slide them up on a lollipop stick, and glued the mustache on top. WOW!  What a fun idea and really fast to make a bunch up!
Lola made these cute quick Valentines using the So Sweet Mice, Valentine Mice and Cherry Nice Mice. Just a printed card in a baggie of other goodies. Cute and real quick!

 Below, I made 40 of these for my kids to hand out at school....  I placed a digi paper in photoshop layer, then the monkey bottom on a second layer, the sentiment on a third layer, then the monkey head on the forth layer. I created it at about 2" square in Photoshop.  I then "save as" a PNG filetype.  I was able to fit 30 of these PNG, after I resized down to about 1-1/2, on a Word document sheet for printing.  I then punched them out and used a scallop punch to punch out coordinating cardstock pieces.
I sandwiched the front and back pieces around a 1x8 cellophane treat bag and used glue dots to hold together. VERY quick and easy to make all 40 of them. I think total time was about 1 hour for everything.
Next, I just yesterday remembered the bus driver and sunday school teachers needed something. I went and bought a few peppermint patties, the 2-1/2" single patties. I used the So Sweet Mice image. I followed a similar procedure for creating the mouse cutout, layering a circle over the patterned paper and then the mouse and sentiment over the top. Printed and diecut, then diecut matching scallop shapes and a coordinating size circle on a folded cardstock to make the "card base".  Stuck it right on top of the peppermint patty. Super quick and super cute.
 Then I packed it with a keychain in a clear bag and a bow, but even just handing them the patty is super cute. Or you could put 20 or so of these in a basket for people to "grab one", and that would be a totally adorable presentation at a party.

If you have any more Valentines to make up today, I hope these ideas help you out!
Thanks for visiting us today and I hope you enjoy your day.
Be safe, be blessed, be inspired, and get crafty!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sponsorship

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

We have some great cards for your inspiration and first up is:

and I used Ladybug Hugs

Drop on by Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and give the sketch a try. If you use a digi you can enter our new Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge #2 as well, take a look and happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Second Tuesday - New products and Important news

Hello and good morning!  First, I really need to get the important news out.  If you can please bear with me, I will try to make it as concise as possible.

It is with a little sadness, but at the same time much relief, that I am announcing a bit of a sabbatical from new product releases.  I will have some new products for you today, February 17 and on February 24th, and then I will back off drawing new products for an undetermined amount of time.
HOWEVER, there may be a new product here and there, sporadically as I become inspired for a holiday or other occasion.  And you will want to remain on the email list or blog reader list since I am planning to have crafting posts instead and, who knows, I may offer something free every once in a while. When I don't have a schedule to follow, I tend to get generous, because it's FUN!  ;o)

PLEASE continue to check the blog, as we are still sponsoring challenges, we will still have our own challenge, and of course the store is going to remain open and active with everything that is still there.  We are not going away!

(Please, feel free to skip down to the new releases if this personal stuff doesn't interest you, I will totally understand!  But for those who want to know...)
There are several reasons for making this choice.
I have been spending all my time on the computer drawing and designing new products for the past 2 years that I have not had time for actually making cards or gifts, which is actually what I really want to do.  Those of you who have followed me 2 or more years, remember when I actually posted cards and coloring tutorials and crafted things?  I really miss that!  And with this change, I will actually get to do that again.
1. Most importantly, I have lacked on my family/home and lacked on God whom gives me life and the creative gifts I have.  It is time that I switch my focus!  I need to use my gifts for service within our church family and also being better at keeping my house clean and spending time with my kids.  I really should have made this choice a long time ago.   I hope to also pick up my violin to start playing again.
If you have read this far and are still reading, I thank you from my heart because that means you actually care.  I see every order that has come in to the shop personally, and I recognize those who repeatedly return to shop, whether with a gift coupon, or spending money or not, I am glad you found something that you can use to brighten another persons day.  I know your names and you have made me smile many times with your sweet comments, and also just for your support.  If you were standing here and I could connect your face with your email/google name or account name, I'd give you a great big hug!  Your support to Doodle Pantry over the past few years has really encouraged me, inspired me to draw more, and helped my family during the time when my husband didn't have a job.  I'm not sure if I ever announced that, so you might not have known.  Without the Doodle Pantry sales during that time, we wouldn't have made it.  We were so thankful that we were able to scrape by and never got behind on any bills, nor had to resort to rely on or be a government statistic.  We trusted God would provide for us, and He did that partly through your continued support for Doodle Pantry.  You had no idea that your shopping would mean so much to me during our time of need.  You also likely might not have known that when I see your name pop up every month on an order or a blog comment, that I think about you and appreciate your loyal support, and I hope and pray that you are blessed each time you create with Doodle Pantry products.

2. With my changes on releases, I actually will have time to get CRAFTY!  Oh man, I can't wait to get started.  I have a Card Ministry box that I am starting for my church... it will be mostly for spiritually encouraging and condolence cards.  But who knows where that will lead?  I will be able to actually make posts about creative things instead of just new releases!  I hope you'll stay in tuned on the blog as I begin to get crafty again... although it may take a few weeks to feel like I have my mojo again.

3. And finally there is a LAST reason for taking a break from new products.  Doodle Pantry REALLY needs a new shop platform.  I certainly don't have time to switch it out while continuing new products.  So a NEW Doodle Pantry shop is on the horizon.  It might take me 4-6 months, but it IS coming!   YIPPEE!  I already have a few things started on that process.  I think it will be a MUCH better shopping experience, easier for me, easier for you. And you can pretty much count on a big grand opening hoopla sale when it finally happens, so I hope you will continue to stay in touch either on this blog, or the facebook page, or with a newsletter subscription.  I will certainly be keeping everyone updated on happenings.
 Remember these 5 are marked down 25% today and tomorrow ONLY!

DP0753 - ANTS IN MY PANTS - LOL, someone on my team had given me this idea and I couldn't pass it up, it's just what those playful, menacing little ants would do in your pants. Shake those pants out before putting them on.

DP0757 - CARGO PANTS - I needed the pants without ants, too!  This gal must have lots of options.

DP0754 - MONKEY BARREL - I've only got 2 kids, but some days it seems like 5.  Who can relate?

DP0758 - MONKEY PEEPS - Ok, so you see my fetish of must having more options.  In case 5 monkeys in a barrel wasn't enough, I had to make a few peeping monkeys to use with the Monkey Barrel or other Monkey sets. The more monkeys, the merrier the headache, right?

DP0755 - FINE FEATHERY FRIENDS - Short of bird images?  Not me, but I needed more.  My personal favorite in this set is the Pelican. And I don't know why as I am not much of a beach bum.  I guess I just think he is cute with that big beak and starfish friend.

DP0756 - LUCKY CLEMENTINE - Clementine returns for a solo debut with her lucky clover find. And some professionally applied red lipstick.  Pucker up you cow lovers.  Moo's the word!

In case you skipped the personal stuff, TO SUM UP:
We have new products TODAY, February 17 and February 24, and then there will be a BREAK from new products for an undetermined amount of time, with only an occasional new product as a holiday or other occasion inspires me. (and maybe a FREEBIE here and there!)
But there will be crafty posts instead and soon a new shop platform for a better shopping experience (summer-ish time frame)!
Thanks for visiting us today and I hope you enjoy your day.
Be safe, be blessed, be inspired, and get crafty!