Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Camp Journal

I've been bamboozled!  Somehow my youngest daughter convinced me to let her go on a week long summer camp with her friends from school.  Who does that?  Okay, lots of people do.  But if you know me, then it's clearly not me!  What was I thinking?!

I decided she'll need a journal to record all her great camp adventures.  So the Doodle Dragon Studios Outdoor Fun Challenge came just in time to help me actually create the project before the morning she would be leaving.  Yea!  I'm three months ahead of schedule!  It comes in handy being on Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studios Design Team!

Remember to join in our Outdoor Fun Challenge to Pike's Playground by Sunday, April 29th.

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Woodland Set
Composition Book
Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge
Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge
American Crafts cardstock

Monday, April 23, 2012

S'more Fun!!! DDS Outdoor Challenge

Okay, it's finally starting to feel like winter is behind us. Do you know what that means? It's time to get OUTSIDE and enjoy! I am working on another Outdoor Challenge project, but for now, you'll have to see this repeat project.

The Doodle Dragon Studios Design Team was inspired by this beautiful weather to have an Outdoors Challenge. Show us your outdoor creation (using a Doodle Dragon Studios image, of course!) in this week's challenge. Be sure to link it by Sunday, April 29th.

Have you tried the jumbo marshmallows? Oh my, they are so much fun! I must confess... (here we go again!) I have been known to cook jumbo marshmallows over my gas stove. It's delicious! I like to toast them golden brown, then pull off the toasted layer. I set it aside (to cool) and toast another layer. You can get about 4 layers out of 1 marshmallow. Mmmmm. Afterwards, your house smells yummy! And you don't smell like a campfire. BONUS!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Subway Style

Hmmm... looks like we have another birthday! This Dudley is from Dustin Pike's - Doodle Dragon Studios new 3rd Blogiversary set. Love it!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Blogiversary 3 set
Eighteen 25 - Birthday subway art
Font - CK Ali Handprint

Friday, April 20, 2012

Monkeys! You're 50?!

Apparently, April is a very popular month to have a birthday! I made this card for my brother who just turned 50. For real? 50? did that happen? Thankfully, he's my OLDER brother, so I have a few years before I earn that birthday number.

Have you taken advantage of Dustin Pike - Doodle Dragon Studios Mega 3rd Blogiversary sale? If not, what are you waiting for? It's the best deal ever!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Blogiversary 3 set
Happy Birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder
Nestibilities Spellbinders - circle set
Font - Tristan
Pop Dots
Operation Write Home - Sketch #36

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Mmmmm... doesn't this just look relaxing? I could so go for a hammock, Dt. Dr. Pepper and nothing to do....

Doodle Dragon Studios image - April Membership 2012
Digi Treats Shoppe - lettering & digi paper (Happy kit)
Mojo Monday Sketch #208

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I Missed Your Birthday?!?!

Inside the card:

Oh my! Dustin Pike's - Doodle Dragon Studios Blogiversary freebie digi monkey is AWESOME!!! Unlike my timing, Dustin's was perfect. While playing in Disneyland, one of my favorite people in the world had a birthday and I missed wishing her a happy birthday. She is beautiful, stunning and very funny. She brightens any room she walks in and always has a smile (and a hug) to share. This one is for you, Kinsey! Happy birthday! Thanks for making the world a better place. I love you!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Blogiversary Day #2 Freebie
DCWV Glitter Stack - striped paper

American Crafts cardstock
Sizzix embossing folder
Creative Memories - circle punch
Pebbles Inc. - orange Candy Dots
Font - CK Jolly Elf
Mojo Monday Sketch #237

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Box Tops Bragging

So I have to brag just a wee bit about our school. As you may know, I am the Ongoing Fundraising Coordinator in the PTA. One of the programs I am over is Box Tops. I must say it is the most fun position (I hold several) on the PTA board, when your students/families are motivated.

Here's this month's promotion bulletin board. For each completed Box Tops collection sheet (10 Box Tops), the students may trade their sheet for a plastic egg. The egg is filled with a treat, a prize, or an extra drawing ticket. The special drawing is for a 30" Snoopy Easter bunny stuffed animal. Plus any unclaimed prizes (prize slips in the eggs that have not been opened) will be drawn for too. The students are "egg"cited for this contest. Snoopy originally didn't have bunny ears. I enlarged them off from one of Dustin's Easter images.

Okay, back to the bragging... our school totally rocks! Box Tops for Education has posted the school rankings for the 2011-2012 year.

Here are the fantastic results:
Our school earned $5,075.51 in Box Tops this year. We are ranked:
4th Place - in our area/schools within 25 miles (out of 386 schools)
7th Place - in our state (out of 757 schools)
468th Place - in the nation (out of 87,018 schools)

Spring Break is this week. You won't find me at school. But you can find me at Disneyland!!! See you next week!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DDS Challenge - Make Us Smile

Happy April! I realize for some of you, you may have already seen this funny bunny bait. I posted it early because I thought it might be fun for Easter, instead of waiting for our challenge. The question still stands... Is the bunny bait the carrots? Or the girl bunny?

Join the Doodle Dragon Studios challenge to make us laugh! There are plenty of funny Dustin Pike - Doodle Dragon Studios images to choose from. Post your project on to the challenge by Sunday, April 15th.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Up to My Eyeballs in Life

I'm alive! I'm alive! I need to keep reminding myself that I am ALIVE and not a robot. Some days I'm just not sure. Right now, I'm up to my eyeballs in life. Things are crazy around here! In the madness, I think I've misplaced my crafty mojo too. Fear not... I usually find things sooner or later.

In the meantime, keep on your radar that Dustin Pike's - Doodle Dragon Studios 3 Year Blogiversary is coming up on April 21st. He's going to be releasing some new images to celebrate! Yea!