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October 27, 2013

Operation Write Home Challenge


Hi There:
Just wanted to share that Doodle Pantry will be sponsoring the sketch challenge at Operation Write Home. The winner of the challenge will be given a gift coupon for 3 free digital stamps of choice.  

Operation Write Home is group of people who support soldiers has they fight and protect their country. This group is the heart and hands of the organization and coordinating of many cards that are donated by crafters like you. Crafters who want to send cards to soldiers to help them have a supply on hand when they need to send that special person a heartfelt message or just to say that they are missed. To find out more about OWH check out this information


Here is the sketch for challenge 




Card Supplies:
Stamps: Let Us Be Thankful/Laurie Wilson
Adhesives: ATG, Pop Dots, EZ Runner
Sentiment: Nestabilities/Spellbinders - Big Scalloped Ovals
Cardstock: Bazzil, Recollections, and Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper: Making Memories - ??
Embellishments:  Flower/ Dollarama, Pearls/Prima Marketing 
Inks & Paints: Distress Inks, Stampin' Up, and Americanna Paints

This is my take on the above sketch. 

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
365 Cards - daily - Harvest
Card Crafter's Circle - WNo. 98 - Autumn Splendor
DRS Designs - W, 1E, SIO, - #93 Plenty of Pumpkins
Crafting with Dragonflies - 2W, 1E, F - #13 card with nature/trees/leaves (2nd week)
Twist Of Faith Card Challenges WMust include an inspirational sentiment or scripture - #60 Harvest
Lady Anne's Challenge - M, E3, C10, papercrafts - (OctoberAutumn/Fall


Thanks so much for popping in today. I just wanted to say sorry for being Missing In Action, but things have been a little crazy lately. My hubby is in recovery and was off work for a while. The poor guy is sick with a terrible flu virus right now, which has put him back some in recovering and getting back to work at full capacity. Also, my Dad had a heart attack about 3 weeks ago. He is home now but still not feeling the greatest. He still is dealing with complications from medications and so forth. So it has been a different sort of time. And if you are of the praying sort, please pray for both my Dad and hubby. These guys are pretty special to this gal and I hate seeing them like this. So any prayers on their behalf would be appreciated. 

I trust that you and yours are doing well. Remember that no one knows what tomorrow will hold for each of us, so love a little deeper, listen a little more intently, and appreciate each moment. 


October 1, 2013

Doodle Pantry October Release




Today is Doodle Pantry Release Day and I am so excited that you are here visiting with me. I want to share a card that I made today that uses two Digital Sets. The first one is the new Jolly Saint Nicholas set and it is totally stunning to say the least. This can be used for so many different styles of cardmaking. 


And the other set that I used was an updated set that was from Laurie's work at Clearly Digi Stamps. It now has re-colored artwork with matching digital papers. It is called Blessed Christmas  and it is simply gorgeous.



So without further ado here is my card using both sets. I loved the sentiment so much, that I had to create a scene where Saint Nicholas was looking at the Baby Jesus and pondering the true meaning of the Christian Holiday. 



Card Supplies:
Adhesives: EZ Runner, Pop Dots
Embellishments: Jute/unknown, Pearls/Dollarama
Digi Stamps: Jolly Saint Nicholas, Blessed Christmas
Inks & Paints: Distress Inks, Stampin' Up, and Staz-On, 
Cardstock: Desert Storm/Neenah Paper, Watercolour Paper/Canson 90lb.
Pattern Paper: Signature Christmas/MME, Be Good/Cosmo Cricket
Coloring Mediums: watercolor pencils, watercolor markers, alcohol markers on face area


Close-up of Saint Nicholas coloring.


Baby Jesus Close-up
This card is being submitted to the following challenges:

ABC Challenges - W, cards only, E3, C10 - 3 or more Pattern Paper

Make it Monday - W - always Anything Goes
Squigglefly - WSIO (SIR to win) - Christmas Card
The Glory of Christmas Challenge - 2W, C5, E1, Christmas paper projects only -#17 (1st week) Christmas Balls
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - W, JFF must be Christmas - #144  Three main colors
Di's Digis Designs 3E 2W SIO - (W1 of 2)   Coloring Skills
Totally Gorjuss - W  #202  Traditional Christmas colors
Word Art Wednesdy - Challenge # 99
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra For October Challenge: Anything Goes

Just wanted to let you know about some fun and some great deals. 


Come join us at noon and play along with us in challenge # 39
Featured Product will be Angel Birdie

You can use either a Doodle Pantry illustration OR another digital company image, BUT ONLY the people who use a Doodle Pantry image will receive the featured product. Only 1 entry per person regardless which image you choose to enter.


To see the specials  and get the discount code, please read all of the information here.

Stocking Ants is “free with purchase”. It must be added to your card with your other products, go to checkout and pay and it is included for free.  

Thanks for dropping by and I trust that you have been inspired today to create something fun & maybe even Christmas related. Lol.


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All the contents of this blog including but not limited to designs, concepts, and photographs are COPYRIGHT 2009-2014 Dana Colbourne. I have put a lot of work in these creations and would appreciate that you use them for inspiration and enjoyment. They are for personal use only and they are not to be copied or used for publications or contest. Thanks for stopping by and supporting me on this fun journey!