Saturday, November 30, 2013

"A Savior is Born!!"

This afternoon as I was making this card, the song from Handel's Messiah "For Unto Us A Child is Born" kept going through my head, so I found a beautiful version on Youtube and kept playing it (and singing along) as I finished the card!   I love to hear the Messiah!  When I was in college, every CHRISTmas season, we would sing "The Hallelujah Chorus."  (Well, I would try... I cannot even listen to that song without crying!)   It was so beautiful to hear thousands of voices raised in praise to the Lord!  I'm so thankful for this season as we focus on Christ's birth! 

So here is my card... made with Little Bethlehem from Doodle Pantry. (This is a set of Laurie's formerly sold at CDS) 

(My printer made the roofs blue!)

Here you can see everything you get with Little Bethlehem set...

Because our printer is having issues now, instead of using the digi paper (it looks too dull!) I used MME Sweater Weather.  I embossed the corner with Darice "Ivy Corner," distressed the edges with TH "vintage photo," added a bit of hemp, and a Prima flower and a brad.

I will mention this again tomorrow when I show you my creation for December's Release (which is already up and for sale) - - Doodle Pantry is having a SALE!!!

40% OFF all products (excludes bundled products & fundraiser sets)

  • Add products in your cart and click to VIEW CART
  • Minimum of $3.00 must be in your cart before coupon will deduct 40% OFF everything (EXCLUDES product "bundles" and anything that is part of a fund raiser)
  • Enter the code TDAYSALE in the field at the bottom of the cart and CLICK SUBMIT
  • Once you see the discount apply to total, continue checking out
  • After you agree to the terms and leave an optional comment, CONFIRM your order and complete payment
  • NOTE: Only one coupon or gift certificate can be used on an order. If you have a prize coupon and want to use it after getting 40% off, use the 40% off sale coupon first to see your total due, then contact the shop owner to get your gift certificate applied. (Holidays may delay a reply)

Isn't that awesome????  Go get your wish list for 40% off!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed evening!!  We're almost ready to have homemade pizza and watch a CHRISTmas movie!!  :)

Please come again tomorrow to see my new release project!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Autism Angel - TMS #226

Happy Tuesday to you!!  To all those in the US, have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving this week!!

It is time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  We have a great sketch and a great sponsor for you this week!!   Please play along for your chance to win!!!

Isn't this just the cutest little angel??    This image is Bugaboo Angels - Autism from this week's sponsor... Bugaboo! :)


Here is Melissa's wonderful sketch...

I turned the oval as that fit my image better, the image is colored with my Spectrum Noir markers, the DP is from Crate Paper, blue cardstock is from J's, and a bit of baker's twine finishes it off.  I did use my sparkle gel pen on her wings.  Very cute! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Doodle Pantry + OWH!!

I've got something wonderful to show you today!!  I know many of you are Doodle Pantry fans, so pay close attention to this!!

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring  Operation Write Home sketch challenge #198.   Laurie decided to release 2 new products for a special OWH fundraiser!  Take a peek at my cards, then keep reading for the details!

Here you can see we bundled two BRAND NEW just released products called Missing You and With Heart and they are marked at a bargain price together for only $5.00!!!  Click HERE to go directly to the bundle.

You can use these sets for everyday cards for your own family and friends OR for our heroes to send home. They are very versatile and the With Heart set in particular would also make GREAT Valentines for kids!  Take a closer look at each set...

Here is what's really awesome...

Doodle Pantry will be donating about 70% of the profits of each sale of the BUNDLE from Nov 10 thru Nov 30.  If you are a big supporter of OWH and know how desperately they need monetary help and hand made cards for our heroes to send home while deployed, PLEASE hurry and get these adorable downloadable digi sets before Nov 30 so that you can help support OWH and their mission.

Thanks for supporting OWH and remember that you can join in their sketch challenge for an additional chance to win a Doodle Pantry gift certificate prize!

Please visit the Doodle Pantry Blog posts HERE and HERE to see many wonderful cards made by the DT using these sets!!   I have requested my stamp and will be sending these to OWH, but these sets are very versatile for any crafting you would do!

Here is a youtube video about this fundraiser for OWH...
Doodle Pantry Colored digi fundraiser

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Butterfly & Blossoms - TMS #225

Happy Tuesday to you!  It is time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

This week, we've got a wonderful sketch by Melissa, a great sponsor, and a NEW DESIGN TEAM MEMBER!!  We are excited to have Kris join our team!!   Click on her name to go visit her blog and get to know her!

My image is from our sponsor... Paper Pretties!  I used Butterfly & Blossoms digi stamp.

Here's our beautiful sketch for the week...


I made mine A2 rather than square and did not have a charm for that element. *sad face*  My DP is from DCWV Tahiti Beach mat stack.  I used CB "With Gratitude" and Paper Studio "Wood Grain" EFs.  The fancy die is Spellbinders Fleur de Lis.  Making Memories brads, and a ribbon scrap finished it off.  I used a glitter pen on the flower and butterfly, but forgot to take a closeup pic so you could see how pretty it is IRL. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Harvest lunch bag centerpieces

On Saturday evening, we just had our Harvest Dinner at our church.  I was in charge of the decorations.   We did have some cornstalks, hay bales, and mums in the corner, but the main focus was on the tables.  Our tables are not very wide and there was going to be some food on them, so whatever I make has to take up pretty small spaces.  After searching and trying a few things I did not like, I came up with "bag vases."   I didn't get very good pics of the final product, but they worked will with the brown table runner, our orange chairs [ yuck!!  :-P ], and a fall theme.

K & Co fall paper was cut down to 8 1/2" x 11" so I could print verses on it.  I then used Spellbinders Labels Eight to cut them out, inked the edges, and mounted on larger labels.

I embossed the bottom part of the lunch bags...

I then opened it and placed 2 more bags inside to give it more stability to stand, inked the edges, and folded the top down...

I forgot a pic, but inside the bag, I glued down a chunk of Styrofoam  and added a few glass beads for weight. I glued 2 verse panels back to back with a wooden skewer in between, joined the skewer to a leaf bunch (dollar store!!!), added a bit of raffia (hard to see), poked it into the Styrofoam, then tied 2 lengths of twine to cinch the bag a bit.

Here's the final product again...

Decorate to Celebrate #64 - Thanksgiving and Fall

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Gingerbread Wishes - McMahon Five Designs New Release!

Happy Friday to you!!   Today, there are some new sets to see at McMahon Five Designs!  Be sure to visit the M5D BLOG to see all the wonderful and fun creations of the DT!!  Today's post is full of inspiration for you!!

My card was fun to make and it's fun to play with, too! :)


Aren't these ginger bread cute???  And, like I said, they are fun!!  I added them with an Action Wobble!

These cuties are from Gingerbread Scene from Imagine That! digis by Kris

I used the outline images and colored them with  my Spectrum Noir markers, but as you see, they come colored, too!   My DP is Recollections "O Christmas Tree."  I used Darice Dots and Sizzix Snowflakes embossing folders, Spellbinders Labels Eight, and a scrap of polka dot ribbon.

jingle belles JB:13:23 - holiday traditions (We made gingerbread cookies when I was a kid.  Our decorating wasn't fancy... we just used those little silver balls.  You know, the kind that were supposed to be edible, but were as hard as ball bearings and nearly broke our teeth!!!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Polka dot thank you - TMS #224

Happy Tuesday to you!!  It is time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!!  I'm glad you stopped by to see my creation, and I hope you go to TMS to see the rest of the DT's wonderful cards and then make your own to play along with us this week! 

This week is our Judged Challenge with a Twist!!   The twist -- we are asking you to make a "thank you" card!   Here is the sketch...

Our sponsor this week is There She Goes!  I used a TSG set called Polka Dot Blossoms!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday at M5D

It's Friday at McMahon Five Designs!  (Yes, I realize it is Friday everywhere, but you know what I mean!)   Today, we've got both new items from the store and some flashbacks.  My card is from a new set...

My image and sentiment are Elegant Ornaments from Imagine That! digis by Kris.  I'm very pleased with this card!  I think might be a good one for mass producing when I get in panic mode in December!  LOL  This set also comes colored! :)

Be sure to stop by the M5D BLOG to see all of today's creations!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A classic - TMS #223

Happy Tuesday to you!!  Happy 50th birthday to my big brother!!  **I have to say that my mother "planned" pretty well... my sisters' birthdays are exactly one week apart in the spring, and my brother's and my birthdays are exactly one week apart in the fall!   Just a useless fact for you! :)

Today, we have a great sponsor and a wonderful sketch for you!  My Creative Classroom is sponsoring this week.... the prize is a seat to the class of your choice!

"MCC is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies."

This great sketch is by Melissa...

And here is my card...

My image and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry's Vintage Bicycle COLOR Plus.   The DP is 7 Gypsies, I used my Spellbinders Ovals and Doodle Parts, and added a Flora Doodle. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...


We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

McMahon Five Designs New Release Day!!

*Scroll down or click HERE for my Doodle Pantry post*

I've got some more new releases for you today!!  At McMahon Five Designs, we got some fun digis to show you!   Please visit the M5D BLOG to see all the creations for today!

Two weeks ago, I shared a card made with Gertie Goose - Winter.  This Gertie is from the Gertie Goose - Summer.

The digi paper is Bella's Beauties Gertie Goose Spring and Summer Digital Paper.


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

"I'm coconuts for you" ~Doodle Pantry Nov Release

Happy Friday to you!!   Wow!  Do you believe it is already November???  Can't really be, can it?

It is the first of the month and time for new releases at Doodle Pantry!!   Click HERE to go see this month's new releases!!  These include several all new releases plus many more of Laurie's digis previously sold by Clearly Digital and some fun SVG's.

And - - - Laurie is having a sale!! 
25% off the NEW NOVEMBER PRODUCTS ONLY from Nov 1-7


**Minimum of $3.00 must be in your cart before coupon will deduct 25%**

I used Pineapple & Coconut...

 This card is an SVG file... Card Cut 1.

I used MTC and cut it on my E.  I welded 2 for the base, then cut another in DP for the front.  I decorated the inside a bit, too, so it wouldn't be so boring...

Don't forget Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 40 starts at noon today and runs until Nov 24.  You can play along with digis from any company and be eligible to win, but if you use a DP image, you will receive the featured set FREE!  This month, that is Snowman Pile-up.  This is soooo cute!!

Also, until Nov 24, Vintage Fan is FREE with any purchase!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!


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