Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Inspiration Challenge - Advertising

While we're waiting for Dustin's website to get fully up and running, I decided to play along in another The Cuttlebug Spot challenge. This week the inspiration is to come from advertisements. Who isn't inspired by chocolate? I found this cute little bag of melt in your mouth Lindt chocolates at Target.

Here's the ad:

Doodle Dragon Studios image - December Membership collection
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Welcome Baby set
Lindt chocolates 1.3o oz. bag
Glossy Accent
Font: Bickam Script
Pop dots

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Inspiration Challenge - Children's Games

Dustin has been releasing so many cute images that I couldn't resist entering into another challenge! This week over at The Cuttlebug Spot is a different Inspiration Challenge. But this time the inspiration is from children's games. Obviously, I chose UNO. I remember playing UNO for hours and hours at my grandparent's cabin from a young age. It's one of those timeless (and ageless) games. I still love to play it.

Originally, this cute duck was holding a heart, but he can hold UNO cards too. Watch out...he is a quacky game player.

Cuttlebug embossing folder - Heart Blocks
Doodle Dragon Studios image - December Membership
Doodlebug Designs Braddies - Cinnamon Hearts
Uno cards
Font - Boulder bold
Pop dots
American Crafts cardstock

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Black & White Challenge

Dustin is sponsoring a challenge over at the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog for their Black & White challenge. So I thought I'd play along. Come play too! Pick up the zebra & penguin freebie over on Dustin's Doodle Dragon Studios blog then join in the fun.

Oh My Crafts exclusive Cuttlebug folder - Shapes set
Sizzix embossing folder - Summer set
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Eight set
Paper - DCWV - Glittered Alphabet Stack
Hallmark specialty pom pom ribbon
Black embroidery thread

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May we have many more years ahead of us. Come visit again soon!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy Birthday! Look who's 1!

It's my blog birthday, it's my blog birthday, it's my blog birthday...ah huh...I'm one! (You have to do a little dance while you say it in a sing song voice) It's been exactly one year today that I joined the Doodle Dragon Studios design team. I've loved every minute of it! To celebrate I'm giving away a present. To win, simply become a follower and comment on this post to enter your name in the drawing. If you're already a follower (thanks) leave a message to join the fun. Since I love to have long celebrations, the party drawing will end on Saturday, January 15th.

One lucky follower will win this present:
American Craft Birthday Pagemakers (kit contains papers, buttons, brads, ribbon, and letters)
3 packs of American Craft cards (12 in each)
This & That adhesive runner with a refill

Once again, here's my first card I posted as a design team member a ONE YEAR ago. Crazy.

Who's coming over for Costco chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Challenge

DDS crew go snowboarding! Gotta love Utah snow! Well, only if it's in the mountains or Christmas.

A funny thing happened on the way to the challenge...my printer ran out of ink. I didn't run out, my printer did. I always have plenty of ink on hand. But I never change my cartridge when it tells me to. I just keep printing and printing. This is the first time it's ever gone completely empty. If you had a November DDS membership, you'll remember this crew was NOT in pink. Apparently, my blue ink cartridge is officially dead. RIP blue cartridge.

I couldn't resist just using these pinkies since my girls are boarders.

Now back to the DDS challenge for this week. The theme is WINTER. Brrr! Pick your favorite DDS image and make a winter card/project. If you need inspiration, check out the fabulous cards the design team created. If you still need more inspiration, come to my house for lunch. There's plenty of snow and cold to get you going! Remember to post your card on the DT Challenge blog by Saturday, January 22nd.

Bundle up and stay warm!

Supplies used:
Snow Days phrase from 3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
Marvy snowflake punch
Icicles Stickles
Glossy Accent

Inspire Me

I ventured over to The Cuttlebug Spot blog to see what Nilda (love her) was up to. The latest challenge was create a project that was inspired by a book. I chose The Biggest Loser.

I needed a little extra boost to start back on my getting skinny program. Hmmm...I'm guessing that pound of Christmas peanut M&M's that I ate all by myself wasn't helpful. But boy were they DELICIOUS! I purchased a little calendar and made it my workout chart. Every day I work out, I get a sticker. Don't laugh. Okay you can. The quote from Bob fit perfectly with one of my favorite Doodle Dragon Studios bears. See you on the treadmill!

Supplies used:
Sizzix numbers embossing folder from the Reading, Writing & Arithmetic set
Offray Measure Up ribbon
Marvy heart punch
Doodle Dragon Studios bear

I found the mini calendar at Joann Fabrics for 50 cents and used it as the base. Much cheaper than the original Karen Foster calendar I was going to use.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

You're Invited My Party!

You're invited to my Birthday Blog party on Monday! Can you believe I've been a design team member for Doodle Dragon Studios for one year already?! Happy birthday to me! (Here's the first card I posted)

Come to the party on Monday, become a follower and leave a comment to be entered to win a birthday present! See you then!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Baby, it's STILL cold outside! Inspired by the freezing weather, today's freebie from Dustin had to be used immediately. Bundle up and head on over to his blog to pick it up. It's only available until Friday. FYI - local weathermen are predicting another snow storm for Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Someone please save me!

Supplies used:
Baby it's cold outside phrase - 3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge
Snowflake - When It's Cold Outside Cricut cartridge
Snow - Martha Stewart Holidays coarse glitter

I Surrender!

Enough is enough...I surrender! I'm officially over winter. I've had enough. Last week we had another major storm and ended up with 10 inches of snow at my house. The "feels like" temperature said -14 the other day. I didn't look today so that I would be fooled enough to venture out of my house. It's like a frozen tundra here with no end in sight! I'm waving the white flag!