Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Santa's Gift Bag

The students at my school have been sooooo good this year... especially turning in their Campbell's Labels for Education program labels.  So we were able to order (and deliver) a Santa's gift bag of balls for each class (2 basketballs, 2 soccer balls, 2 footballs, and 2 playground balls for 36 classes).  Ho! Ho! Ho!

Look at the great image on the tag!  Of course, it's a Doodle Dragon Studios image!  Nothing fancy, but super cute!  I've been busy making tags for our teacher/faculty gifts too.  Watch the post soon.  Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dreaming of White Sand

Okay, I'm cheating.  This is a project I did last Christmas, but it's one of my favorites!  So I thought I'd share it again.   I'm sooooo ready to get on a plane and go somewhere warm and fun!  Not just because of the cold and snow, but it would be amazing to take a much needed break from reality.

Wait... for the record... this for the new Doodle Dragon Studios Red & Green Challenge.  Make a project using one of Dustin's DDS images and incorporate the red and green theme.  Then post your masterpiece on to the DDS challenge by Sunday, December 9th.

To make the palm leaves, simply put the lei out flat, then fold it in half. There should be four layers. Then tie a ribbon (I used brown raffia) in the middle. Thread through your ornaments and tag. Then tie to the bottle. This is also super cute when you attach it to an A&W Rootbeer 2 liter (instead of pina colada mixer). It looks like a real palm tree.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Monkey Palm Tree
Pina Colada mixer
Mini Christmas ornaments (Target Dollar Section)
Pop Dots
Glossy Accents (on tree trunk & ornaments monkeys are holding)
Sand from Cancun

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Doodle Dragon Image - September 2012 Membership - Art #30
Thanksgiving Subway Art

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ho Ho Ho! Challenge

Time out!  We're going to skip ahead for a minute and have a Christmas challenge - Ho Ho Ho!  Join the Doodle Dragon Studios Design Team and create a Christmas card using Dustin's Doodle Dragon Studios images.  Need ideas to push your brain past Thanksgiving?  Check out all the fun Christmas cards made by the DDS Design Team.  Then post your card/project to the challenge by Sunday, November 25th. 

DCWV patterned paper
American Crafts - Holly Ribbon 
Paper Bliss - Holly
Sizzix embossing folder - Snow Globe
American Crafts cardstock
Pop dots

Friday, November 16, 2012

Turkey Table Treat

Here's my twist on Dustin's Turkey Treats.  I like the wings out straight best, so I added the sign that says, "We love you this much!" 

Apparently, I have too much time on my hands lately or maybe I'm just avoiding all the things I really need to do!  Hint... it's "B".

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Turkey Treats
Fiskars Texture Plates - Basket Weave
Pop dots

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Reindeer Noses

Did you see Dustin's new Christmas treats toppers and images?  Too much fun!  My twist... there's only 1 Rudolph and lots of "other reindeer".

Doodle Dragon Studio image - Reindeer Noses 2012
Treat bag
Whoppers candy
Cherry candy
Spellbinders Nestibilities - Eyelet Circles set
Reminisce - Polarity paper
American Crafts cardstock
Glossy Accents

Friday, November 9, 2012

Box Tops are SNOW Much Fun!

It's time for another Box Tops contest!  Of course, I used Doodle Dragon Studios images to perfectly promote my contest!  

Here's the side view to see the hat pom poms and snow blanket added for dimension.

 This is where the students trade in their Box Tops collection sheet at lunch.

He's sooooo cute!

 Here are the reminders placed by each of the drinking fountains throughout the school.

 Box Tops collection sheet

What happens in the Box Tops are SNOW Much Fun Contest?  Students trade their completed Box Tops collection sheet (10 Box Tops) to turn over a card for a chance to win a trade, a prize or an extra ticket in the drawing for a the grand prize - a snow sled.  There are over 400 prizes to win (see peg board display below).  Each Box Tops collection sheet turned in automatically earns the student one ticket in the grand prize drawing.

The prize peg board is displayed in the Library for all the student to see.  On Box Tops trade in days, it's moved to the lunchroom.

Images from Doodle Dragon Studios - Holiday 2012 set (images #66-70)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Autumn Time

It's autumn time, it's autumn time the leaves are falling down...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!  Hope you have lots of leftover candy!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Carving Pumpkins

Happy Halloween!

No one ever said you could ONLY use Doodle Dragon Studios images on cards!  I enlarged one of Dustin's image to fit my pumpkin.  Then carved away.  I like it!

Lights on...

Lights off...

Here's the final pumpkin carving results:

You can see definitely see the different personalities of our family.
Hee hee.

Have a safe & happy Halloween!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Come to the School Carnival

Really, I'm alive.  It's just a been a little nuts around here the last month.  As I've mentioned before, I am the PTA Leadership VP and the PTA Ongoing Fundraising Coordinator (Box Tops, Campbell's, Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights, ink & phone recycling, store cards, etc) for our school.  So between Back to School Night, ending of Summer Box Tops contest & prizes, starting a new Ongoing Fundraising contest, assemblies, Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, new training for the Board, school carnival, and oh my personal crazy life with my kids... let's just say my card crafting has been put on hold for a moment.  But I haven't forgotten Doodle Dragon Studios.  Dustin's images are a staple for all my flyers, promotions and contests!

I used this adorable monkey as part of our upcoming PTA School Carnival flyer.  He was a freebie a while back.  August 10, 2011 to be more exact.  His shirt originally said, "I see.  I do."  But I used Photoshop on his shirt and added our new school T-shirt logo.  The balloons were borrowed from one of Dustin's birthday party owls.  Then I added new strings to attach them to the cute monkey.  Totally looks like, "Come to the School Carnival!" to me.

I admit.  I'm a PTA junkie.  I'm a Doodle Dragon Studios junkie.  And I love it!

I shall return.  Be patient.  :)  Things will slow down soon.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Mind's Eye Challenge

Don't leave!  No really... you've landed at Big Smiles from Kbear.  My friend challenged me to stretch a little bit and create two cards with the new My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing line.  I must admit, I looked at the collection a million times over the last 2 weeks.  The product line is super cute, but not my normal genre so my mind couldn't wrap around it immediately.

Once I really put my mind to it, the first card came together pretty quickly.  I wanted a monotone scheme with a little splash of color.  Simple, clean, straight forward.. "You are the best!  You're #1!" It's a clear message.  Sometimes I think the layers upon layers or tons of embellishments distracts from the true focus. 

I was drawn to the products on the card below because it reminded me of my childhood.  When I was very young I lived in Texas.  My great grandma would write me letters on white lined stationary with old cards cut and pasted to decorate the paper.  The cursive paper also reminded me of her handwriting.  I still have all the letters tucked safely away for those days to remember the love of my grandma.  My great grandparents also had a huge raspberry patch in their enormous garden.  They were the most delicious plump raspberries in the world.  We would go pick fresh raspberries, then bring them into the house.  We would each get a bowl for our berries, sprinkle a little sugar and pour cold milk on them.  Yum.  So many great memories.  So many reasons why I love my grandma.  She would have been so happy to open her mailbox to find this card waiting for her.  Does anyone know how much does a stamp cost to send a card to heaven?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Kookies with the K-9 Contest

I rarely repeat Ongoing Fundraising contests at school, but the Kookies with the K-9 contest was such a HUGE success last year.  I couldn't resist doing it again!  The only hitch in the contest was I didn't save my bulletin board.  Here is my new one.  I like it better than last year's!

If you want to read more about the Kookies with the K-9 contest, click here.   

Doodle Dragon Studios image 
Mickey Font Cricut cartridge
Paw paper - wrapping paper from Dollar Store
Black border

Monday, August 13, 2012

Olympics 2012

The London Olympics were AWESOME!  The past two weeks our family has been glued to the TV watching the Olympics.  104 Medals later, it's over.  The athletes stories and commitment always amaze me.  How do they do it?

Dudley the Dragon wanted to help us remember how we spent part of our 2012 summer.

Here's the official medal count...  GO USA!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Basketball Dudley set
Sweethearts Cricut cartridge
Flag ribbon - from my stash
American Crafts cardstock
Font - Jersey Lettering

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Scrapbook USA Expo Card Drive

It's almost time for the Scrapbook USA Expo!  Circle, circle, circle the dates for September 28 & 29. As you know, I LOVE working the VIP Lounge at the show every spring and fall.  I love mingling with all the amazing ladies (and a few men) and soaking in their creativity.  I can't wait to see all the "regulars" and all the new VIPs who will party with me in 49 days.  This year is extra special because my all my favorite companies are teaming up together for a great cause... Doodle Dragon Studios, Scrapbook USA and Operation Write Home!  Plus an added bonus of Huntsman Cancer Institute.  

Have you finished making your cards for the Care with Cards Challenge?  You still have a few more days to earn free images (including this boxing monkey) from Doodle Dragon Studios!  Here are the details of the card drive from Dustin:

*You do NOT need to use DoodleDragon Studios design, it'd be nice but not required...
*All cards will be donated to Operation Write Home and/or the Huntsman Cancer Institute
*Remember there are rules for the Operation Write Home cards. Check out their website at http://operationwritehome.org/guidelines/ for details
*The biggest card need for the Huntsman Cancer Institute is "Thank You" and "Birthday"
*Card Kits are SO needed for Huntsman Cancer Institute
*Cards/Kits can be sent to:
  Scrapbook USA Expo, PO Box 1237, Draper Utah 84020
*Remember to include your e-mail address so you can receive your free designs

*Cards must be postmarked by August 18th

Sometimes Dustin Pike/Doodle Dragon Studios images talk to me.  It's true.  I don't know how to explain it, but it really does happen.  You've heard the phrase, "I'm a lover, not a fighter."  In honor of the Huntsman Cancer Institute card drive, this boxing monkey immediately said, "I'm a lover AND a fighter!" 

The cards are starting to arrive in Scrapbook USA's mailbox!  Take a peek at the fun cards coming in on the Scrapbook USA blog.

See you soon!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Scrapbook USA Expo set
Patterned paper
American Crafts cardstock
Spellbinders Nestibilities - Circles & Lacey Circles
Ribbon - from stash
Valentine glossy heart button - from stash
Glossy Accents (on his boxing gloves)
Font - LD Mixed

Monday, August 6, 2012

FLASH.. Ah Ah ♫♫♪♪♫

FLASH.. Ah Ah ♫♫♪♪♫!  Well it took a week to show off, but I did it!  I made a card from each hero from Dustin Pike/Doodle Dragon Studios new Super Hero set.  I don't know what it is, but I'm strangely addicted to this set.

Now to start working on the Cards for Care card drive Dustin is sponsoring at the Scrapbook Expo in Utah this year.   I'm thinking of making some card kits from the Super Heroes set.  That is... if I break out my Silhouette Cameo machine and figure out how to work it.  I've had it since November!  Rumor is it can cut out digi images perfect!  Don't ask me why I haven't jumped all over this?!  I must really love my Tim Holtz scissors.

Doodle Dragon Studio images - Super Heroes set
Nestibilities Spellbinders circles
Glossy Accents
Pop dots

Sunday, August 5, 2012

You're MY Kryptonite!

Some things just speak for themselves.  Superman...

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Super Heroes set
Superman Cricut cartridge
American Crafts cardstock
Marvy punch - mini star
Pop dots
Glossy Accents

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sorry... Hulk

You thought I was kidding when I said I couldn't get enough of Dustin Pike/Doodle Dragon Studios new Super Hero set!  Nope.  I wasn't.  Only 2 more heroes and I will have crafted each one in the set! 

Here's the Hulk.  Wasn't he always sorry for something?  Poor guy.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Super Heroes set
Halloween Stripe patterned paper by Lana Rickabaugh
Martha Stewart - Grass edge punch
Pebbles Inc. - candy dots
American Crafts cardstock
Font - Ghoulish
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #249

Friday, August 3, 2012

Captain America

Are you keeping an eye out for the return of Dustin Pike/Doodle Dragon Studios Super Heroes set?  I just can't seem to get enough of these super heroes!

Captain America is my oldest daughter's favorite hero.  She offered to pose in her Captain America shirt with this card and do the Captain America pose.  Wondering if she was for real...

Watch for another hero tomorrow!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Super Heroes set
Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge (circle card & star)
Batman Cricut cartridge (circles)
American Crafts cardstock
Pop dots

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I'm Batman

Can I tell you how much I LOVE Dustin Pike/Doodle Dragon Studios new Super Heroes digi set!  I love, love, love it!  Now can someone please come lock me out of my craft room?  I can't stop playing with these guys!  I've made two additonal cards from the Heroes set (2 more heroes to go), but I can't show you them today.  I'll post one a day.  Superheroes never ALL show up in one place at one time!

Here's Batman.  Have you seen the new movie yet?  We saw it on vacation at an IMAX theater.  Highly recommend it over a normal movie theater.  It's huge and everything rumbles in your chest.  This weekend we're having a Batman movie marathon to see the complete story.  Yeah, we did it backwards.

Sentiment: I need you like Batman needs the night.

Doodle Dragon Studio image - Super Heroes set
Batman Cricut cartridge
Digi Batman quote
Sizzix Bats & Owl set embossing folder
Marvy circle punches
Mojo Monday Sketch #251
American Crafts cardstock
Pop dots

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Spiderman, Spiderman...

Spiderman, Spiderman... did you catch him last week on Dustin's Doodle Dragon Studios Wild Wednesday "Who's Paying Attention" sale?  Just like a superhero to make a brief appearance then disappear!  Don't worry, you'll see the superhero set again some time in August.  So be watching for it!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Spiderman
Pumpkin Cravings Cricut cartridge
Tim Holtz Halloween cobwebs embossing folder
Martha Stewart spiderweb edge & corner punches
American Crafts cardstock
Doodlebug Design Inc Braddies - spidies

Marvy mini heart punch
Gloss Accents
Pop dots

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Welcome to Science

I don't know about your school, but we start in 21 days.  Time to begin switching my brain from summer to school.  Who wouldn't want Mr. Olie Monkey for their Science teacher?  I'm in!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Always Give 100%

I was bored on the airplane ride to our vacation, so I decided to make a funny card.  You can barely see it on this page, but it has a white border.  I plan on making it a real card soon.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Dudley Grows Up set
Owies And Ambulances Digi Collect-A-Kit
Font - Boulder

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tic Tac Toe - DDS Hip to Be Square Challenge


Inside box

What's more hip and square than a tic tac toe game?  At Doodle Dragon Studios, we are having another challenge - Hip to Be Square.  Want to join the fun?  Come on over!  Somewhere between making this project and taking the picture 2 pieces are MIA.  Hmmm... I wonder where they went?  Either way, you get the idea.

You know the random advertising magnets that come on your phone book or other junk mail?  Save them and use them for the magnets for your projects!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Daisy
Doodle Dragon Studios images - Daisy ABC's
Stampin' Up tin
American Crafts cardstock

Friday, July 13, 2012

Wish We Were Here!

Are you melting yet?  This summer has been so hot.  In Utah, it's been over 100 degrees for the last week.  It's no fun to even step foot outside.  So today I was surfing around and found a vacation challenge from Just A Scrappin'.

One of our favorite vacation spots is Cancun.  We've been there enough times that now it really is a vacation.  We just eat, read, sleep, eat, read, sleep, eat, sleep - all on the beach.  Repeat for 10 days.  We definitely come home nice and rested.  This pool is above the beach, but looks like it spills into the ocean.  I'll really could go for a dip in this pool (or the ocean) this week! 

The Just A Scrappin' Challenge is "Vacation Time" to make a card, layout, or 3D project of what you like to do on your vacations.  Use only the colors blue, white, green and brown.  Check. Check. Check.

Want to join the challenge?  Here's the link: Just A Scrappin' Challenge #12 - Vacation Time

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Hippo set
Original picture from Cancun
Font - CK Ali Handprint

I'm sending this to my mom.  She'll join me in a heart beat!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

 Happy 4th of July!  I'm supposed to be getting ready to go to our big family breakfast.  But I couldn't go before I made a card to celebrate our great country.  Hope you have a happy (and safe) day!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the amazing men
in my life!

Monday, June 4, 2012

DDS Challenge... Bug Off!

Recipe card

Time for another Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge!  This week the theme is "Bug Off!"  Grab one of Dustin Pike's/Doodle Dragon Studios bug images and create something for our challenge.  Be sure to link your project to the challenge by Sunday, June 10th.  Need some inspiration?  Check out the Design Teams projects.

Above, the King of Broccoli Salad is by far one of my favorite summer recipes to bring to a picnic.  It's delicious and super simple.  Now when someone asks for the recipe, I can email them this yummy recipe card.

Here's another fun card using Dustin Pike's Bee Digi Bee Paper and Bee.  I combined it with the Subway Art from President Hinckley B's.  If you'd like to read more about the B's, click here to read his talk.
  1. Be grateful.
  2. Be smart.
  3. Be clean.
  4. Be true.
  5. Be humble.
  6. Be prayerful.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

OWH Blog Hop Candy Winner is...

Random.org selected:

Very cute--I like the stitching in the background and the ribbon on the elephant's trunk--so that is how they remember!

Congratulations on winning the Spellbinders Nestibilities set!

Thanks to everyone who hopped by and to all my new followers!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop

It's that time again!  Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop!  This year they are throwing in a twist with a sketch challenge.  Feel free to HOP in here:  Operation Write Home.  Should be a very fun weekend ahead seeing all the sketch cards made by over 142 blogs! 

For my sketch, I choose Sketch #17:

How cute is this Mr. Elephant?  You know... elephants never forget.  No matter how far (or near) someone is... it's always great to hear that you're not forgotten.

Operation Write Home is a way to help our service men and women to connect with their loved ones at home with handmade cards.  Want to join the cause?  You can find out more information about OWH cards here.

Please leave some love here with a message to enter to win a Spellbinders Nestibilities set.

Thanks for hopping by!  Have a safe and happy Memorial Weekend!

Doodle Dragon Studios digi - Never Forget set
Provo Craft stitched paper
Making Memories patterned paper - Vintage Antiqued Strip Ocean
Pop Dots
American Crafts cardstock

 Operation Write Home Sketch #17

Friday, May 25, 2012

Why, oh why must the 100 Followers elude me for so long?  My blog has been hanging onto 99 followers for what feels like forever.  But my Pinterest  followers is growing quickly.  Who will break the 100 Follower for me?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May Membership Show Off Day

The Doodle Dragon Studios Design Team are showing off the latest and greatest images in Dustin Pike's May Membership set. Here's my card, click here now to go check out the others!

My friend posted this sentiment the other day.  I had a good laugh.  Originally, it said "inside my fort", but I switched it to match the image.  Oh, the days of forts and clubhouses.  Some days growing up is overrated...

Doodle Dragon Studios image - May Membership 2012
Card Patterns Sketch #13

Sunday, May 20, 2012

DDS Sketch Challenge Time!

This week, one of our loved Doodle Dragon Studios Design Team member (Ri) announced that she was leaving the team.  As sad as I am to see her go, I am also soooo excited for her and her next adventure in her life!   

When I was young, my great grandfather never allowed us to say "Good bye" or "bye" when we left his home.  He said it sounded so final.  Instead, he always said, "See you!"  Even though he has been in heaven for years and years, his tradition has carried on.  So to you Ri, see you!  Best of luck!  Here's a BIG slobbery card with love!  I will miss you!

My second card is to celebrate FRIDAY!  May is always a crazy month for me.  So Friday's are a great break from the madness.

Here's the Doodle Dragon Studios Sketch challenge for this week.  Grab a Dustin Pike/Doodle Dragon Studio image and create a project.  Then post your creation to the challenge by Sunday, May 27th.  Have a safe and happy Memorial Weekend!  Be sure to stop by on Saturday to join in the Operation Write Blog Hop with me!

See You Supplies:
Doodle Dragon Studios image -February 2012 freebie
Digi ribbon & buttons - Janielle Paige Designs
Digi white crinkle & red paper - Star Spangle Banner set - Deanna Jones 
Font - Boulder

Friday Supplies: