Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A bit more Christmas and some news

Happy New Year to you!  May 2015 be a blessed year for you and yours!  [2015??? How can that be???]

I've got a few cards that I made at the last minute.  I'm so terrible and very ashamed of myself this year.  MOST of our friends only got a Facebook greeting from us.  I started early and sent handmade cards to all of our family, but then life got in the way and I only sent a very few store-bought cards to some friends.  :(   Next year, I will do better!!

These are made using French Horn PDF Card Fronts Kit and COLOR French Horn from Doodle Pantry.  Some have more detail than others, and all were fairly quick and easy but still pretty! 

All I did here was mat it and tie a narrow gold ribbon.
I printed 2 of these and cut the green shape and popped it up a bit, then added a few adhesive pearls.
This was matted twice and the bow fussy cut and popped up.
The red mat was embossed and the gray was distressed.
Matted the image and embossed a border punched strip.

Image was matted and ribbon gathered with a star brad.
Sister Act #87 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #163 - anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Die Cut Divas Dec - Snow and Christmas/Holidays (2nd entry) -I used Spellbinders Labels 8 and 15 and 5
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I said I had some news. Some sad, but some good and fun!  It's about Doodle Pantry.  Since she explained it well, I've just copied most of what Laurie posted at the DP blog...

1. First, a very unfortunate announcement.  Due to the VAT law changes in the European Union, the shop can no longer sell digital products to those living in a member country of the European Union, countries listed here, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. 

How am I regulating the sales?

  • The Paypal account will no longer accept payments from those with residential addresses in a European Union member country.  
  • Likewise, a pending order with a balance due will be cancelled immediately, and the downloads will NEVER be activated.  
  • If by a freak of technical chance, a payment actually goes through from someone in a European Union country, your order will still not be activated.
  • I do believe, however, anyone can win and use a PRIZE won from a challenge, as long as after you use the prize amount, there is not a balance due.  So I certainly hope those in the European Union will still play our challenge as well as those whom we sponsor for a chance to win.

2. IN January, we are changing our release days.  We will have between 2-5 NEW products EVERY Tuesday, 4 Tuesdays each month!!!  And when you shop on a Tuesday, the NEWLY released products on that day, will be marked 20% OFF!  But only on the Tuesday they are released!

3. Our Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge (DPDC) is GOING AWAY!

4. And a NEW challenge is starting!  What's the new challenge called?  It will be called Ants In My Pantry Digital Challenge (AIMPDC)! It will start on the FIRST Tuesday, and will accept entries for 2-1/2 weeks and winners announced on the 4th Monday of the month.  

  • The monthly challenge will have THEMES.  
  • There is no featured product.
  • Only enter once, follow theme guidelines.
  • Two winners are chosen by random.
  • I think it is going to be a lot of fun!
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Sooooo, I'm very sorry for DP's European customers!  But remember you can still play the challenge and win and get free product.   

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gift box - TMS #281

Happy Tuesday to you!!  While it's almost time for Christmas, it really is time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

This week we don't have a sketch for you.  :-O  Are you shocked?  I am!  LOL 
This week is our Annual "Anything Goes" Challenge.  That means you can create anything you want to share with us!!  Also, this challenge will last for 2 weeks.  That's right, you'll have until Sunday, Jan 4, to create something wonderful to share with us!

I've made a gift box.  I'm going to put a picture of my  husband's present in it.  [Why a pic?  Because the actual item is not yet available.  :/ ]  

This was really fun to make!  The instructions can be found in THIS POST at Crescent Stampin'.   I left off the handle, but made the box using the instructions there.  My base is Cutmates CS.  I used Neenah Desert Storm CS, Paper Studio Kraft Christmas DP.  The image is FTHS December Stamp of the Month image... Christmas Spirit Birdbrain.  So cute!  
I wrapped the box with burlap, cut the image with Spellbinders, added a  Sweet n Sassy die cut snowflake, and a brad.
I loved last week's sketch so much that I used it as inspiration for my decorated panel...

On the lid, I added an EK Success punched snowflake, a large brad, and the sentiment.

Our very own Melissa is sponsoring this week with a gift card or shopping voucher.  To where is a surprise, but I guarantee that it will be something you'll love!!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!  It's my prayer that you know the Christ of CHRISTmas as you own personal Lord and Saviour!!  

Die Cut Divas Dec Challenge - snow and Christmas/Holidays 
Bearly Mine Dec Challenge - Christmas anything but a card
Sentimental Sundays #238 - anything but a card
Pile It On #49 - anything goes Christmas/Holidays

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!! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A boy and his... dog?? TMS #280

Happy Tuesday to you!!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Here's my card with a little boy and his dog reindeer I guess it's a dog. :)

My DP is Kraft Christmas by Paper Studio.  I used a bit of burlap and twine.  The "button" is 4 layers of Kraft glued together, edges inked, and holes made with my Crop-A-Dile. My image is Kids Christmas Boy and his Dog from Bugaboo who is our sponsor this week...

Here's our fun sketch by Melissa...  Can't wait to see what you make with this one!!

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!! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Cactus - TMS #279

Happy Tuesday to you!  It is time for Tuesday Morning Sketches once again!! :)

This week is our JUDGED CHALLENGE with a TWIST!!  
This week's twist is Christmas BINGO...

Here's my card...

 My card features Christmas Cactus from Doodle Pantry.  
My DP is "Jolly" from AC.  
My "bingo" is the center vertical -- ribbon (twine), embossing, & flowers

This week we are using one of my sketches...

Our sponsor is Doodle Pantry...

So come play bingo with us for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store!!

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!! 

***I apologize to my commenters!!  Blogger or Google or somebody else added "Captcha" so you have to put in a number in order to publish your comment.  I do not have it set for that and it annoys me, so I am trying to figure out how to get rid of it.  Any suggestions welcome!  Yes, I do have "word verification" set to off.  ????   Sorry!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter fun!

I love fun in the SNOW!   We got some snow last week, but it has all since melted. *sad face*  I know many people don't like winter, and I think they just need to get out and ski or skate or get on a sled!!  (My chiropractor would disagree with the last one, but I love it!)  Here's a fun pair of friends sledding...

My image is Charlie Sledding from Doodle Pantry.  My DP was from my scrap pile.  The wave border is Fiskars, basic twine, and finished off with a button from my stash.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

God's Guiding Light - TMS #278

Happy Tuesday to you!!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  

Most of my cards recently have been Christmas cards, but for this, I used a new encouraging digi stamp I recently purchased.   Didn't realize I'd need the card for a friend so soon! :(

My image and sentiment are from From the Heart Stamps "Lighthouse."  

Here's our wonderful sketch from Jessi...

Our sponsor for this week is Craft Classes Online...  Play along for a chance to win a seat to an online workshop! 

Word Art Wednesday #160 - anything goes w/ provided word art or uplifting sentiment
Sentimental Sundays #235 - lots of layers
Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes

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, December 1, 2014

Doodle Pantry December Release!!

Happy December 1st!!  It's time for some new releases at Doodle Pantry!  This month, we've got some wonderful sets for you including some really beautiful Christmas sets!

I've got 2 cards to show you today.  My first is made using an SVG Card Cut...

This is Bethlehem SVG Card Cut. This is such a beautiful set if you have an e-cutter.  

My second card is (IMO) a pretty Christmas card...

This card features Cinnamon & Berries...  I used some of the digi paper, a colored image, and sentiment.

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As always, Doodle Pantry has some deals for you!  

This month's FREE with purchase set is Milk & Cookies...

 And until Dec 3, all new releases are 25% off!!! 

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Be sure to come and play along with Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 53 which starts today at noon and ends Dec 22 at 9 PM EST.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!