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Monday, February 28, 2011

Paper Playtime Sponsorship

Today we are sponsoring the Paper Playtime Digital challenge.   Paper Playtime does challenges each week, but the last monday each month they have several digital sponsors for the challenge prizes, and I am sponsoring all year with them on their "last monday" challenge.
Today is an anything goes at Paper Playtime.

I used the Baby Cow image from Doodle Pantry.  I needed a simple card for the father-in-law.  He raises, buys and sells cows and it is always fun each spring when we visit, to see the newest baby calf trotting along behind it's mother in the herd.


SUPPLIES:
  • IMAGE: Baby Cow image from Doodle Pantry
  • CS/PAPER: Canson 90 lb. watercolor paper, SU old olive, Graphic45 domestic goddess DP
  • INK: printer, Tombow markers 946, 947, 098, 850, 990, SU marker marina mist
  • ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, Spellbinders labels dies, CDS spring leaf ribbon, pearl, button, sewing machine, foam dimensionals

Thanks so much for visiting today!  I hope you can play in Paper Playtime this week for your chance to win a gift coupon to Doodle Pantry! 
See you later this week with the March 5 releases and the DPDC9.
Laurie

Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 27th Top Notch Artist

Good morning!  It's that time again!  It is time for another fabulous
Top Notch Artist!
How do we choose our Top Notch Artists?
We keep a keen eye on our challenge participants and the members of our CDAC Doodle Pantry Group, and we hand select artists whom have shown us some fabulous work using Doodle Pantry images.

How often wll we be selecting Top Notch Artists?
Twice each month!  All Top Notch artists are notified by email approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the posting date.

What does the Top notch Artist receive?
The selected artist receives ONE Doodle Pantry product of their choice free, has a few of their projects using Doodle Pantry images displayed on this blog, and gets to display the badge below in their blog sidebar.

Drum roll, please!  


Our second Top Notch Artist is Georgia Smith!

Congratulations, Georgia!  It is a pleasure having you play in our challenges, and we love seeing your Doodle Pantry creations!  Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

We would like to show you a few of Georgia's recent creations using Doodle Pantry images.  You can also click HERE to go directly to her blog, where you will find lots of other eye candy!


Georgia's card using New Year's Birdie


Georgia's card using Love Birdies


Georgia's card using "Hang in There"

Thank you so much for stopping by to see the Top Notch Artist!  Keep making cards and playing along with our challenges here at Doodle Pantry and our CDAC group, and you may be the next Top Notch Artist!
 

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our New Design Team!

Time to announce the Doodle Pantry Design Team 
for the March - August term 2011!!
In alphabetical order by last name....


And our Senior Design Team whom are continuing through August 2011:
(random order)
 Linda Borneman
Pat Dadisman
Sue Morris
Maria Matter
Sarah Taylor

And here is our winter DT whom will finish out their terms through February 26
We have certainly enjoyed every piece of  heart they have created!
Anita Hovey
Jerusha Borden
Claudine Poch
Dawn Frost
Alica Ziakova
Shannon Neparko

Christa Mulder

DPDC#8 - Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge!

Hello!  It's Katlyn here with another challenge!  I hope you can join in on the fun this week! 


Tag/Keyword: DPDC8
  1. The theme this time is SPARKLE and BLING!  Everyone loves that, right?  So pull out those pearls, charms, glitter and other fun accents, and show us your sparkle and bling!
  2. You may submit projects using any company DIGITAL image, but it must be a digital image.  However, we of course LOVE to see what you can do with Doodle Pantry Images if at all possible. Feel free to browse the freebie page HERE, if you'd like to use one at no cost.
We hope you can play along with us!



The PRIZE for one randomly selected participant is a $10 Doodle Pantry Store Coupon!
And then 3 entries will be chosen as TOP 3, of whom will receive 1 free Doodle Pantry product 
THAT IS 4 CHANCES TO WIN!

Other challenge guidelines below:
  1. Each challenge has a specific theme and it is expected that you will create something NEW and follow the challenges theme. 
  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. The linky widget may state that a URL is not required, but IT IS REQUIRED. You MUST LINK YOUR POST of your project/card
  4. Challenges are open for 2 weeks and winners posted the day prior to the next challenge (on the 4th)
  5. Only enter once per each challenge
  6. Keywords or tags for the challenge are DPDC and the number of the challenge, no spaces.
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Here are some of the Creative Team creations using the CHALLENGE THEME SPARKLE & BLING to help get your creative juices flowing!
Dawn used Oxalis and put bling crystals in the shamrocks and on the side
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 Shannon used Irish Birdie and put glimmer on the hat
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Sarah used Lucky Sheep and totally glittered up the horseshoe
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 Pat used Baby Chick and used a lovely shimmer ribbon and crystals
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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 Releases and News

We've got new releases today!!  
As well as several new notices below:

1.  I will be starting up the EMAIL NEWSLETTER again, since I received so many questions from customers wondering if they had missed the newsletters this month.  I had decided to stop it, since all the information was redundant, but so many customers have let me know how valuable getting the release newsletter in their inbox was to them.  So I will be sending out newsletters again.
  • If you subscribed to the newsletter previously (and didn't unsubscribe yourself), you are still in the contact list, you don't have to do anything.
  • If you are a new follower and would like to sign up for the newsletter, the sign up box is on the HOMEPAGE of Doodle Pantry storefront, near the upper left side.
  • Not sure if you are in the active Newsletter contact list?  Just send me a note with your email and I will check to see if you are in the contact list.

2.   I have added a Feedburner email signup for THIS BLOG, so that you can get emailed when new posts are made. Just check the right sidebar, near the top.

3.   We are having a PRESIDENT'S DAY sale!   25% off all digital images and templates!  (EXCLUDES watermarks and gift certificates, you need to purchase those separately Thank you.)  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SPECIALS PAGE on how you can redeem 25% off!


NEW RELEASES
(click the titles to go to the product at the store and see inspirational projects from the Design Team)


BABY CHICK - Free with ANY purchase for a LIMITED TIME!  February 20-25
  • Just add it to your cart of other purchased products and pay for your other items and this one ends up being free!
inspiration from Pat
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    CHICKEN - Realistic chicken hen with 3 little chicks around her, includes a few sentiments.
     inspiration from Maria
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    IRISH BIRDIE - Kiss the birdie, he's Irish! (Every March 17, that is!)  Includes pre-color images and sentiments!  Note that the St. Paddy's Digi paper pack is made to coordinate with this set.
     inspiration from Jerusha
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    ST. PADDY'S DIGI PAPER - Six 6x6 digi paper designs with shamrocks, hats, and other irishy styles. Made to coordinate with the Irish Birdie, but can be used for other card backgrounds too!
     inspiration from Guest Heidi
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    LUCKY SHEEP - The sheep is sitting on a big horseshoe and she feels lucky to have a friend like ewe!  Includes pre-color image plus one 6x6 horseshoe digi paper, and several sentiments.
    inspiration from Guest Donna
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    OXALIS (SHAMROCK) - Realistic little shamrocks with a couple shamrock flowers and sentiments.
     inspiration from Katlyn
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    Hope you enjoyed a little inspiration!  The next challenge will be posted shortly, we hope you come back and join us!
    Laurie

    We are sponsoring a challenge today!

    Today we have some new image releases which are posted right after this post.
    Today we are also sponsoring the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge!
    The theme of their challenge is to use green, and their verse of reference is Ex. 8:9-11.
    I used the Grassy Hills image and a verse from the Only God image set, both from the previous release.
    The supply list is at the bottom of this post.
    Card size is 3.25"x6.25"
    I placed the scenery into my document first and then added the sentiment overtop, and then printed the combined image.  I used the scallop oval punch as a mask for sponging clouds in the sky.  I watercolored the image with the markers and a waterbrush.  And used the marker writing tip to create grass tufts after the scene was completely dry.

    SUPPLIES for GRASSY HILLS CARD:
    • IMAGES: Grassy Hills and Only God from Doodle Pantry
    • STAMPS: Random doily decorative stamp from some clear set that was unmarked, sorry!
    • CS/PAPER: 90 lb. watercolor paper by Canson, white, wild wasabi
    • INK: Wild wasabi inkpad, marina mist inkpad, Marina mist and wild wasabi markers, Tombow markers 177, 992, 946
    • ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, sponge, white satin, button, linen thread, dimensionals, spellbinders large curvy rectangle die, pearls, scallop oval punch
    THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR SPONSORSHIP POST!  I hope you'll stick around and check out the New releases too.  Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you were inspired to go create something.
     Laurie

    Saturday, February 19, 2011

    Winner on DPDC7!

    We have a winner for the DPDC7!!!
    Thank you to all the participants!!  What beautiful projects you create and it is so much fun to see them all!!
    I want to make sure everyone who participated in DPDC7 received their Kitty Bouquet complimentary image?  I emailed everyone, so if you still have not received it, please email me (laurie at doodlepantry dot com) from the SAME EMAIL you used in your linky link.

    CONGRATULATIONS goes to..... linky #26

    That is...... MARSHA DRAIN
    I have emailed the winner!    You have 2 days to claim your prize.

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    February 15th Top Notch Artist

    Good morning!  We are thrilled to announce that it is time to reveal our FIRST Top Notch Artist!
    How do we choose our Top Notch Artists?
    We keep a keen eye on our challenge participants and the members of our CDAC Doodle Pantry Group, and we hand select artists whom have shown us some fabulous work using Doodle Pantry images.

    How often wll we be selecting Top Notch Artists?
    Twice each month!  All Top Notch artists are notified by email approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the posting date.

    What does the Top notch Artist receive?
    The selected artist receives ONE Doodle Pantry product of their choice free, has a few of their projects using Doodle Pantry images displayed on this blog, and gets to display the badge below in their blog sidebar.
    Drum roll, please!  


    Our first Top Notch Artist is Kathy Winter!

    Congratulations, Kathy!  We have loved seeing your fabulous Doodle Pantry creations both here on the challenge blog and on the CDAC Doodle Pantry group as well!  Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

    We would like to show you a few of Kathy's recent creations using Doodle Pantry images.  You can also click HERE to go directly to her blog, where you will find lots of other eye candy!


    Kathy's card using Birthday Birdie


    Kathy's card using Cozy Gazebo

    Kathy's card using Love Birdies
     

    Thank you so much for stopping by to see the Top Notch Artist!  Keep making cards and playing along with our challenges here at Doodle Pantry and our CDAC group, and you may be the next Top Notch Artist!
     

    Have a wonderful week!


    Friday, February 11, 2011

    Peaceful Pond Card

    Hello,  I finally got to create with the Cattail Pond and the SVG corner accents cutouts which were both released on February 5.   I made this card.

    I placed the pond image into my Word document first and then added the individual cattail PNG images over top. I made some a bit smaller and then mirrored another to make a variety of them clumped together.  I wanted this scene to look like the cattails were in the forefront and the pond was behind them.

    I started watercoloring the water areas first, then colored the grass, then the cattails in front left, and then the red/orange flowers, rocks and greenery inside of pond.

    For the grassy shaped corner accents, I cut them from the Sure cuts a lot program on the cricut expression.  I cut one set of the grassy corners at 100% size and scaled one set of them by 80% so that I could layer them.  I sponged darker green ink on the larger corners underneath.
    Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you have been inspired to go create something!

    CARD SUPPLIES:
    • IMAGE: Cattail Pond by Doodle Pantry
    • CS/PAPER: 90 lb. watercolor paper, CDS spring leaf, CDS mud pie, SU marina mist
    • INK: printer, chocolate inkpad for sponging, Tombow markers N65, 933, 856, 177, 947, SU marina mist, SU wild wasabi
    • ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, sponge, sewing machine, pearls, SVG cut file Corner Accents by Doodle Pantry, SU dimensionals, houndstooth embossing folder, green offray satin ribbon from walmart

      Saturday, February 5, 2011

      Pyramid Treat Box template

      There is a new release today that is not an image, but a template for treats... or anything you can think of to put inside!
      Here is what I made with the Pyramid Treat Box template.
      I used the insert candy holder with a 1" hole in it... and it perfectly holds a particular round chocolate.... yum!  The insert is optional depending on what kind of something you want inside.
      The product comes with a printable template if you want to hand cut the pieces, and also includes SVG files if you have a cricut and personal cutting software.
      The flap opens from the side to retrieve the treat.  The inserts actually help keep the base nice and sturdy.  Oh, and wouldn't it be cute to have a piece of clear cardstock behind the little circle window on the front?
      SUPPLIES:
      • TEMPLATE: Pyramid Treat Box template & SVG files
      • CS/PAPER: Basic Grey Blush DP
      • ACCENTS/TOOLS: Ek rock fern medium punch, Wild orchid crafts flower, high tack glue, pink grosgrain ribbon, SU dimensionals, EK border punch
      Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you have been inspired to create something.  Hope you have a lovely crafty weekend!
      Laurie

      DT call ~ Top Notch Artist ~ New releases

      Hello and we have some news for you!

      1. New releases today!  CLICK HERE to see them!

      2. This month we are starting a "Top Notch Artist" customer recognition program.  Every month we will search the DPDC submissions here on the blog and search customer creations posted at the CDAC Doodle Pantry group.  Then we will choose and spotlight artists who have created beautiful projects with Doodle Pantry images.  There will be TWO Top Notch Artists each month!  As a Top Notch Artist, you receive a totally adorable badge to put on your blog sidebar, and you receive ONE Doodle Pantry image valued $4 or less, of your choice!  Let's see your Doodle Pantry creations, and be watching your emails... you might be the next Top Notch Artist!

      3. Limited time DESIGN TEAM CALL!    We have TWO Design Team openings to start at the end of February!  The term is 6 months, March 1 through August 30.
      DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS IS Thursday,  FEBRUARY 10th
      • DO you love creating with Doodle Pantry images?  
      • Are you energetic and enthusiastic and papercrafty creative? 
      • Do you have a blog?  
      Basic DT requirements/benefits: 
      • Create minimum of 4 projects each month, about once a week posted on your blog, and 2 of those creations are to be for each new release using new release images
      • Participate at the Doodle Pantry CDAC group
      • Keep all confidentiality
      • Stay in contact with me and team using our private DT group
      • You receive all products released during your term, plus an additional 5 of your choice each month from the store
      • You receive a personalized watermark of your choice
      If you'd like to be considered, please contact me, laurie at doodlepantry dot com, with the following information:

      1. Full Name
      2. Blog url
      3. A LINK or two to some of your Doodle Pantry creation posts (Don't have any yet? Try out some of the freebies HERE)
      3. One short paragraph about how you discovered Doodle Pantry and what are some of your favorite styles of images

      NOTES:  YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL THAT YOUR APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED.   But only those selected for the design term will be contacted a second time.
      The full new design team will be announced on February 21.

      I will be showing a little box I made with the new template released right after this post!
      Thanks for stopping in!
      Laurie

      DPDC7 Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 7

      Hello and time for a new challenge!
      DPDC7
      THEME: Use a Doodle Pantry image
      Just for playing along and submitting an entry using Doodle Pantry images, you will get THIS one below as our compliments, FREE!     You must follow the guidelines for the challenge HERE and I will automatically email you this image set!
      Here is something that Claudine Poch created with KITTY BOUQUET

      ~~~Scroll down for inspiration with more FEBRUARY 5 releases.~~~
      We hope you can play along with us!
      ~~~This challenge theme for DPDC7 is  to USE A DOODLE PANTRY IMAGE. That is ALL!  You may combine with any other challenges out there, just as long as you use a Doodle Pantry image that is clearly visible on your project.~~~



      PRIZE:
      ONE RANDOMLY SELECTED ENTRANT WILL WIN A $20 DOODLE PANTRY GIFT CERTIFICATE for ONE winner!

      Other challenge guidelines below:
      1. Doodle Pantry offers a lot of freebies HERE. Just click on the product you want, scroll down to view the product description, and then right click the file name to save to your computer, which is located near the "Add to cart" button.
      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. Add your post url to the LINKY WIDGET ABOVE with your email and name.  The linky widget may state that a URL is not required, but IT IS REQUIRED. You MUST LINK YOUR POST of your project/card
      4. Challenges are open for 2 weeks and winners posted the day prior to the next challenge (on the 19th)
      5. Only enter once per each challenge
      6. Keywords or tags for the challenge are DPDC and the number of the challenge, no spaces

      Here are some other inspiration for you by the Design Team, using some of the other new releases!

      You can click to each of the DT blogs below to see the details on their projects!
      February Guest Designers:
      Design Team:

      Katlyn Traxler         Pat Dadisman         Sue Morris
      Linda Borneman        Sarah Taylor        Maria Matter       Anita Hovey
      Jerusha Borden        Claudine Poch         Dawn Frost
      Alica Ziakova            Shannon Neparko         Christa Mulder

      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!

      Friday, February 4, 2011

      DPDC#6 Winner and Top Three!

      Good evening!   This is Katlyn, and I've just come by to announce the winner and top three for this past challenge - DPDC#6!  Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us!

      Remember that the first challenge of each month (on the 5th) is to use a Doodle Pantry image as the main focus of your project, and the second challenge of each month (on the 20th) you may submit projects using any company DIGITAL image, but you just have to follow the "theme".
      And now the BIG WINNER..............  random.org has selected.....

      True Random Number Generator
      Min: 1
      Max: 27

      Result:
      13
       ENTRY NUMBER  13 , who is Sue!

      Congratulations Sue!   I have e-mailed you, and you have 2 days to claim the $10 Doodle Pantry coupon prize.

      Now for our Top Three!



      Here are the top three, in no particular order!

      1. Mary Merrifield 
      2.  Maranda 
      3.  Jennie


      A BIG THANK YOU goes out to everyone who stopped by to participate this challenge!  I hope you'll be able to join us tomorrow for the next challenge! It is always wonderful to see your fabulous Doodle Pantry cards!