Sunday, January 29, 2012

DDS Sketch Challenge

Are you ready for another Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge? Too bad. It's time! This grumpy robot needs some love and companionship! Won't you join us in our Sketch Challenge? Head on over to Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studios blog to pick up the sketch and see the cool creations from the Design Team. Your project must to be posted to the Challenge by Sunday, February 5th or aka Superbowl Sunday!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - November Membership
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Diamond Plate
DCWV - Metallic Paper Stack
American Crafts cardstock
Glossy Accent (heart)
Pop dots

Saturday, January 28, 2012

DDS Digi Valentine Paper!!!

Oh my! Did you know Dustin Pike - Doodle Dragon Studios has digital Valentine Paper? It's true! I'm sooooooo excited!!!

How cute is this bandit raccoon with the valentine digi paper? I love it!

Click here to go to Dustin's Etsy shop to buy your paper pack!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - December Membership
Doodle Dragon Studios digi paper
Font - Hobo
Operation Write Home Sketch #24

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DDS January Membership

The Doodle Dragon Studios Design Team thought it might be fun to show off some projects made with Dustin Pike's DDS January Membership images. Go to Dustin's Doodle Dragon Studios blog to see all the fun creations.

I know Dustin drew this picture with the "In like a lamb, out like a lion" theme in mind, but the image said something different to me. At first it said, "Feeling Fluffy?" Nah. Then the image said, "Proud baby bump!" There's something special about the glow of a new expecting mom that just started to show her cute baby bump. So here's my "Congrats" card for that new mom.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - January 2012 Membership
The Paper Loft - Stripes/Pink Flowers patterned paper
Provo Craft/Rob & Bob Studio - Pink & Orange Flower patterned paper
BoBunny - Passion Fruit Dot paper
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Doodlebug Designs Inc - button
Pink bakers twine
Pebbles in My Pocket - rub on

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dragons and Castles, Oh My!

Dustin Pike - Doodle Dragon Studios just released a set of 10 dragons and castles that are to die for! You NEED to see these amazing images! Hurry, he's running a special promotion until January 27th. Plus the Design Team has put together a few projects showcasing the great images. Go check it out now!

I wonder what this mysterious dragon sees in my future with the crystal ball...

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Dragons & Castles
Close to My Heart patterned paper
American Crafts cardstock
Spellbinders Nestibilities - circles
Martha Stewart Holidays - coarse crystal glitter
Glossy Accents (on eyes & crystal ball)
Pop dots
Operation Write Home Sketch #57

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Ever had a project you just avoided getting around to, yet needed to ummm... yesterday? I'm having one of those days. I just can't seem to get into doing this project (big bulletin board) I was asked to do. I think it's because it's a more serious, not my usual genre project. I'm a more whimsy style and the project is a more Teresa Collins style. Does that make any sense? I can actually see the finished project in my mind, I just need to start. Right after...

I was surfing the web (to my defense, I was originally looking for idea for the project then was sidetracked) and found a this fun sketch challenge over at The Sweet Stop blog and decided to play along. Dustin Pike's - Doodle Dragon Studios birdie & snowman wanted to be made into something. So it was the perfect match!

Okay, now I'm really going to start on my real project. Wish me luck! Or maybe say a prayer would be more helpful!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - 100 Days of Christmas set
Lime Rickey patterned paper - saraparilla
Martha Stewart Edge Punch - snowflake
American Crafts cardstock

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday DUSTIN
Happy birthday to you!

In honor of our fabulous leader, Dustin Pike, the Doodle Dragon Studios Design Team decided to dedicate the our first challenge of the year to his greatness. It's his birthday on Wednesday! What better way to say "Happy birthday!" than to design a card with an image he created. If you love DDS like I do and want to wish Dustin a happy birthday, join the birthday party and make a card for him! Be sure to link your card on the challenge and leave some extra birthday wishes with a comment on the post. Here's the Birthday Party link.

I have been a Dustin Pike fan for years and years and years. I love the images he draws. They always make me smile and my day a little brighter. That's why it's so great be on his Design Team! I totally enjoy creating fun projects with his happy critters.

If you know Dustin, you know he LOVES Disneyland. He would live there if they would let him! In fact, that's where I first met Dustin, even though we only live an hour from each other. Rumor is that Ollie the Monkey is also one of his favorite Doodle Dragon Crew characters. So I knew for his birthday challenge I had to create a card with Disneyland and Ollie. Since it's Dustin's birthday he must wear a Happy Birthday button (if you've never been to Disneyland on your birthday, I highly suggest it!). And since Dustin trades Disney pins, Ollie had to have a trading pin lanyard too. Even though Dustin isn't in Disneyland THIS year for his birthday, I'm wishing him the Happiest Birthday ever! And I'm hoping he really IS turning 39...

I stand corrected... Dustin WAS in Disneyland for his birthday. His wife surprised him with a birthday trip to Disneyland. Lucky!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - 8/10/11 Freebie
Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge - gloves & glove border
Mickey Font Cricut cartidge - ballons & hat
Doodle Bug Designs - Happy birthday sticker
Creative Imaginations paper - Mickey stars
Creative Imaginations paper - Mickey stripes
Marvy mini star punch
Black Bakers Twine
American Crafts cardstock
Pop dots

Monday, January 9, 2012

Awesome Dude!

Dustin Pike at Doodle Dragon Studios just released this AWESOME snowboarding Yeti in his January Membership set! As with any good snowboarder, you have to trick out your board a little. I changed out his board, added a few local ski resort stickers and some Doodle Dragon Studios images as other stickers.

I cheated on this one... everything is digital.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Doodle Dragon Studio Rockin' Bulletin Board

Another year... another contest. Here's my latest bulletin board for the Box Tops contest. No need to bore you with the details of the contest, but the students LOVE the rocker monkey! Me too!

P.S. Envision stars on the lower left corner area and by his face. I'm adding them tomorrow.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - rocker love monkey
Red butcher paper
Star bulletin border
Mickey Mouse Font Cricut cartridge
Black string (guitar strings)
Black Fun Foam paper (guitar buttons)
Black cardstock