Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sneak Peek of Teacher Appreciation Doors

If you've been wondering where I've been hiding...I've been working on Teacher Appreciation Doors. I am the PTA Teacher Appreciation Door Coordinator for our school. We decorate all the teachers and faculty doors (60 doors) to kick off the celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. The Room Moms take care of their teachers and the PTA/other volunteers help with the other faculty and staff. It's one of my favorite events of the year! I love doors! I would do them all if I had the time! Since I'm the coordinator, I get first pick on which doors I would like to decorate. This year we were given a Sports Theme. I chose the P.E. teacher, the lunch ladies and the Teacher/Faculty Lounge. Obviously, I used Doodle Dragon Studios images! So be watching for something in the Basketball Dudley set, Toby from Toby & Buster set, and Football Dudley set.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thanks a Melon!

I made a little thank you with Dustin Pike's cute bear image from the April Membership collection. Hmmm...the baby watermelon isn't really as tiny as it looks.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - April Membership
DCWV - Woodland Red Dot Flower cardstock
"Just Because" Cricut cartridge
Tags, Bags & Boxes Cricut cartridge
American Crafts cardstock
Brown raffia
Pop dots
Watermelon - yum!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hoppy hoppy Easter!

Doodle Dragon Studios image
Easter Subway Art - free download
American Crafts ribbon
American Crafts cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Are You Thirsty, Blogiversary Hoppers?

Phew! Are you thirsty from all the hopping? We really should have supplied some party drinks! Just a little something made with Dustin's 6 year old helper's image. :) Keep hydrated and hopping, but first read my post below to get your secret word!

It says Blog Hop all the way around the bottle.

Happy Blog-Iversary!

Welcome Dustin Pike fans to our second blog hop. This is a party you will NOT want to miss!

We are delighted to share with you some of the amazing images Dustin Pike, illustrator of all Doodle Dragon Studios designs. This day marks the anniversary of Dustin's 2 years on his blog and we, the Doodle Dragon Crew want to show you some of the fabulous Blog-iversary images you can get for a fantastic price, offer is good for a limited time, so go look. Dustin is so generous with his images. If you are new with digital images you will be happy to hear that they are easy to use, store and print out. You can resize them and then print on your favorite paper. Dustin not only gives you Black and White images but sometimes even throws in the colored versions too (my personal favorite). You can locate these images at the Doodle Dragon Studios Store, as well as many more. 200 images plus for ONLY $20.00 USD during the blog hop ONLY. See Blog Hop details below.

I wish I had nothing else to do in my life this week but play with all the fun new images! Unfortunately, that's not how it turned out. Darn. So here's a few cards I made:

Basketball is one of my Top 3 favorite sports. I'm definitely a fan of this set! Watch for more basketball projects to come in the near future.

In honor of our trip to Italy this's a stamp to put on our postcards.

Since we will be going to Italy and not Cancun...

***If you purchase the Blog-iversary images BEFORE Saturday midnight (MTN TIME) you will receive over 200 digi's for $20.00. AND if you bought the April 7th release there is a 50% off code in the file that would make the blogiversary 10 bucks...thru Saturday ONLY. After Saturday night they get split into sets and will be available at a different price. Don't wait, get in on the Blog-iversary NOW.

Hop Details:

Comment on EACH one of the stops along the way for 10 chances to win. Each one of the Design Team will be drawing a name and announcing a winner from our commenters. We will post the winners on Sunday April 24th and you will have till the following Wednesday to email Dustin with your name and shipping address for your prize delivery.

Every blog along the way has a special word. Collect the words on each blog to make a sentence and then at the end of the Hop email the sentence to in order to be eligible for the prizes. What is the prize you ask? You will receive an original piece of artwork, hand drawn, colored and signed by Dustin Pike. In all your excitement don't forget to pickup YOUR Blov-iversary images at Blog Hop starts today and goes until midnight on Saturday, April 23rd, mountain time.

My special word is "HUGE" because I'm a huge fan of Dustin's!

If you are just starting MY blog, be sure to go back to the beginning at Dustin Pike's blog so you don't miss anything. Thanks for stopping by. If you you've been hopping through a few of the Doodle Dragon Crew blogs...keep hopping next to Gramma's blog!

Blogiversary Cards

Doodle Dragon Studio image - Basketball Dudley
Crafters Square - foam basketball
American Crafts Thickers Stickers - Letterman
Font on jersey - Collegiate Heavy Outline Medium
American Craft cardstock
Pop dots

Doodle Dragon Studios images - Traveling Monkey
TPC Studio paper - Beyond the Page Red Compass
Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge (stamp)
Storybook Cricut cartridge (font)
Offray - Stylish Accents rose
American Crafts cardstock
Pop dots

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Beach Hippos
Original personal picture
American Crafts cardstock
Sand from Cancun
CK font
Pop dots

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blog-Iversary starts tomorrow!

Dustin Pike's - Doodle Dragon Studios
blogiversary starts tomorrow, Thursday, April 21st! Be sure to check back to see the excitement!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy Birthday DDS Challenge

Time to celebrate! In honor of Dustin Pike - Doodle Dragon Studios blogiversary (it's turning 2), the DDS Design Team decided to have a Birthday Challenge. Come join the fun...any Doodle Dragon Studios image and create a birthday project. Then post to the Doodle Dragon Studios - Pike's Playground challenge on Dustin's blog by Sunday, April 17th.

Watch Dustin's blog for more details on his big blogiversary celebration coming soon.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Widdle Moose
Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge
Doodlebug Designs Inc - blue dot cardstock
Digital paper - GG Digital Designs - Happy Helpers
Stampin' Up tag punch
Ribbon - from stash
Font - CK Comic
Pop dots
American Craft cardstock

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Release...Happy Mother's Day!

Cookies and grandmas just go together. Don't you agree? When I saw this image, I knew I had to make something with it. Then when I saw Dustin Pike had colored her in a purple dress, it made my heart melt and brought a smile to my face with a flood of memories. My great grandma wore lots of purple, always had cookies, loved flowers, loved me, and made beautiful doilies. I combined them all together to make this card.

Obviously, I dedicate this card to my grandma. She always had cookies in her cookie jar. They were usually oatmeal raisin cookies. I was young and not a big fan of them. But I ate them anyway. Hello? They were cookies. Now oatmeal raisin cookies are my all time favorite. My grandma's birthday would have been tomorrow. To celebrate her inspiring life, here's a card for her with some oatmeal raisin cookies and a glass of iced milk. Love you Grandma! Hope they have cookies in heaven!

Now it's your turn to make something for the special woman in your life. Be sure to add this new Mother's Day digi set to your collection. You can find it at Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studios store.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Mother's Day set
Martha Stewart doily lace edge punch
EK Success Retro Daisy punch - large & medium
Favorite Findings buttons - pastel daisy
Don Juan Cricut cartridge
Spellbinder Nestibilities - oval
DCWV paper - The Glitter Stack
American Crafts cardstock
Pop dots

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Autism Awareness Month

Did you know autism affects 1 out of 110 children and 1 out of 70 boys? It's true. You can find more information on Autism here.

Autism Awareness Month has been on my radar for a while. Besides using a Dustin Pike's - Doodle Dragon Studios Awareness image, I couldn't think of a project to honor this event. Then yesterday while I was at Target, I bumped into one of our Small Groups teachers from school. We started talking about her class. Our elementary school two Small Groups (autistic) classes (1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade). Some students are in the Small Group classroom all day. Other students are able to attend regular classes and come to Small Group class for certain times in the day. I have seen the teachers in action with the students. They are so caring, loving, and patient. I admire them. On my drive home, I knew I had to create a card for our amazing teachers.

This card is not only dedicated to the teachers at our school, but for all those who are affected by Autism every day. Thank you for who you are and all you do.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Awareness set
Cuttlebug - Puzzled cutting die
American Crafts cardstock
Pop dots
Font - CK Handprint

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools...Funny Freebie

I couldn't resist using this Doodle Dragon Studios FREEBIE from Dustin Pike. He's such a comedian. Hop on over to Dustin's blog to catch this funny image. It's only free for a limited time. Start hopping!

Doodle Dragon Studios image
Black jelly beans
Pebbles in My Pocket ribbon

Easter M&M's

There's just something about Easter M&M's that makes me want to buy bag after bag. The colors are so playful, light and happy. Think about it...brown colored M&M's don't make you smile like Easter colors do.

I found this fun container at IKEA (one of my favorite stores, except when I get lost and can't find out how do get down stairs). I printed the bunny on regular cardstock and the "Happy Easter" on a transparency paper. I glued the bunny on the transparency. Then put the paper in from back side so the bunny is sandwiched in between the original top and the transparency.

Happy Easter!

Doodle Dragon Studios image
Canister - from IKEA (3 pack)
Easter M&M's
Wrights Rick Rack - pastel
Transparency paper
Font - CK Handprint