Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ahoy there Matie!

Another month, another contest. The short of it..."Y'er trash is our treasure!" Students turn in all their Box Tops, Campbell's Labels for Education, My Coke Rewards, Tyson Project A+ Labels, ink cartridges, cell phones and store receipts to earn gold coins for their class. The grade with the most gold coins collected at the end of the contest wins a Pirate Ice Cream Boat Party. Anyone want to help me scoop ice cream for 150+ students?

Doodle Dragon Studios images - pirate set
Doodle Dragon Studios - treasure chest from Esty
Blackletter Cricut cartridge
Butcher paper

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thanks Mr. Mailman!

Oh dear! My day just got better! Look what the mailman delivered today. Sooo excited! My favorite is the Ole cartridge. Watch for a fun Cinco de Mayo project soon. My next favorite is the Bridal Shower cartridge. It has a really cool 3-D diamond! The other two? Ummm... they were too good of a deal to pass up! And another confession... I'm a cartridge collector. I'm beginning to think I should change my blog name to Kbear's Confessions!

What would you like to see done with these cartridges?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Follow, Follow, Follow Me!

Follow, Follow, Follow me! Yes, do follow me! But I am actually talking about Dustin Pike at Doodle Dragon Studios great news. Here's what he announced on his blog today:

"Besides this Blog, I have a few other ways to find out what is going on in the crazy world of Doodle Dragon...

I have a Yahoo group...

I have a Twitter Account...

A Facebook page...

and Newly joined Pinterest...

Soooo exciting! You can pick your way to Follow the fun of Doodle Dragon Studios or Follow them all! I am! :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

March 17th

I've been hanging out with my computer more lately. I decided to try making another digital card in Photoshop Elements. It's the same concept as a paper card, minus the mess!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - January 2012 Membership
Lucky Subway Art - Eighteen 25
Digital patterned papers - Digital Card Fun
Operation Write Home Sketch #22

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mad Scientist!

We have a program at our school called the Knowledge Bowl. The Knowledge Bowl is a competition for children in 3rd-6th grades. It is an opportunity for them to study a specific subject and then to compete with other schools throughout the district. This year's the theme is Science. Practices started in January and competition is in March. The students study for hours and hours, preparing for the competition. So I thought it might be fun for the PTA to cheer them onto victory with this treat.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - May 2011 Membership
American Crafts patterned paper - The Goods/Raindrops
Plastic treat bag (3"x4.75")

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

For the record, my daughter is a huge Dustin Pike - Doodle Dragon Studios fan. Almost as big as fan as me (it's tough to compete). She loves DDS images. Often she selects a bunch of digis to print off to color. So I wasn't surprised when she wanted to use this cute kangaroo for her Valentine's, which then extended into her Valentine Box. You just pull on the bow to open his heart to leave your Valentine. She's super excited to show off her box and her treat today.

Remember last month was our school's Buy One/Get One Free Book Fair? It's my favorite time to stock up on teacher gifts for a great price. At the Book Fair, the teachers have a "Wish Box" where they put the books they would love to have in their class. Our family has a fun tradition to buy a book (with their favorite treat) for each of my children's teacher and PAST teachers to give it to them on Valentine's Day. Teachers make such an impression on building the foundation of a child. We want them to know we love them in every layer we build. They've had a hand it in. Sadly, this year my daughter is down to three teachers. The other three have either retired or moved to a different state.

Here's a trick to saving money on teachers gifts... Buy at the B1/G1 Free Book Fair, Valentine basket/bag wrap from the Dollar Store (cut in half then tape down the back). It's too huge for one book, but perfect for two. This way any book size will fit. Then top it off with a clearance Christmas red ribbon (you can never have too much curly ribbon if you get it at a bargin!). Plan ahead and watch for your teacher's favorite treat to go on sale.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - December 2011 Membership
Provo Craft 12x24 cardstock
Shipping box
Wrapping paper
Artificial grass
"I Love You" ribbon from stash

Monday, February 13, 2012

You're Sooooooo Hot!

I thought this might be a fun card to email my husband. Trust me... he's HOT! :)

Who needs Hallmark online when you can make your own digital cards?

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Dragon 2 Set
Digital paper - fire
Font - Ghoulish
The Sweet Stop Sketch #SSS145

Sunday, February 12, 2012

DDS Color Challenge

February is flying by! It's time for another Doodle Dragon Studio Challenge already. This challenge we would like you to create a project using any Dustin Pike - Doodle Dragon Studios image using three colors. Your color choices are: black, brown, red, purple or pink. Then link it on the Pike's Playground Challenge by Sunday, February 19th. Have fun!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - January 2012 Membership
American Crafts patterned paper - Love Falling
American Crafts patterned paper - Love Many Splendored
American Crafts cardstock
Spellbinders Nestibilities - Lacy Squares
Offray small ribbon rose
Pop dots
Glossy Accents

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Another Confession...Team Edward

Okay, I have another confession. I'm a big fan of the Twlight series, but not in the "cougar" way. Robert Pattinson is not what I had envisioned my Edward to be. Still... I'm Team Edward.

In honor of today's new release of Breaking Dawn - Part 1 movie (my least favorite of this series), I made this page. This IS one of my favorite quotes of Twilight. In no way do I believe in the use of drugs, but the thought of someone being so wrapped up in their attraction, makes me melt.

You can listen to my favorite line of the movie here:

This project also counts towards our new Doodle Dragon Studios Color Challenge starting tomorrow. Create a project using 3 colors - Black, brown, red, purple, pink. Watch for more details on Sunday's post.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - 20 Halloween set 2011
Bad Things - digital paper
Movie sound clip
Font - Edwardian Script

You're an Alice!

You're an Alice!

You are intelligent, outgoing & stylish. A true girly girl, you love shopping & makeovers.
Although you are a generous friend, you can be coy, tricky & very persuasive in order to
get your way. You are known to zone out occasionally during conversations, but your
friends forgive you because you are understanding, supportive & know how to throw one
heck of a party!

Find Out Which Female Character You Are!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Everything Ducky?

Everything Ducky? How can I help? Have you ever had one of those days/weeks where life is sinking around you? Well, my friend is having one of those weeks, so I thought I'd send them this "pick me up" card. How can you not smile with this cute duck from Dustin Pike's - Doodle Dragon Studios February Membership set!

Smile! Be happy! The sun IS going to come out.

I'm also entering this card in the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge, Operation Write Home Challenge #7 - Clean & Simple, and the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - February 2012 Membership
Close to My Heart - blue patterned paper
We R Memory Keepers - sunshine
Imaginisce - Dino Roar/Petrified Wood patterned paper
Provo Craft Stand-Outs - Christina Cole Stickers
American Crafts cardstock
Font - Gills Sans Ultra Bold
Pop Dots
The Sweet Stop Sketch #SSS144

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sooooo Excited!

I have a confession... I'm a little bit of a Pinterest addict! It's true! When I just want to veg out and unwind, I am drawn to Pinterest. Another confession... I'm a big "pinner" and not much a "doer". But hey, when I need an idea, it will be waiting for me. I have pinned a few of my own projects to my board. Imagine my surprise when I received a notification that Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory had repinned my graduation apple to THEIR board! I'm so excited!!!

Here's my original post of the delicious RMCF graduation apple creation on June 5, 2011.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Thanks a BUNCH!

Need a simple thank you? It's the new year and it seems everyone is on a "eat good" program, so "thank you" brownies are not very supportive. Here's the solution... bananas! "Thanks a BUNCH!"

Doodle Dragon Studios image - January 6, 2012 Freebie
Font - LD Mixed
Curly ribbon

Friday, February 3, 2012

BFF - We make the perfect pair!

Here's a quick and easy Valentine's project for you!

Have you ever been friends with someone that at first glance you would never in a million years think that you would be friends? Then you turn out to be BFFs! Sometimes the lion and the lamb really can be besties. :)

Doodle Dragon Studios image - January Membership
Fuzzy socks - Target
Martha Stewart Heart Edge Punch
Font - CK Jolly Elf
American Crafts cardstock