Monday, January 28, 2013

Red Ribbon Week

It's Red Ribbon Week at our school - The Best Me is Drug Free!  I thought this cute bear from Dustin Pike's / Doodle Dragon Studios Awareness set would be perfect to promote this important week.  You could use him for the variety of different "Ribbon" weeks by simply changing the color of his ribbon and frame.

Here's what our Red Ribbon Week coordinator has planned for our students: 

Monday: Wear our school colors (blue & white) or your school spirit shirt. The teachers will pass out a red Drug-Free bracelet to each student. Please wear the bracelet every day during this week.

Tuesday: Pajama Day "Follow your dreams and be drug-free!"

Wednesday: Career/College Day: "Make it a goal to stay drug-free." Students can dress up as what they want to be when they grow up, wear a college shirt, or a sports jersey.

Thursday: Crazy Hair Day: "We may be crazy, but we don't do drugs!"

Friday: Wear Red. "The best me is drug free!" We'll be doing the balloon release between 1:30 and 2:00 (weather permitting).

Sounds like a fun week to me! 


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dudley Loves Football

Only 6 more days until the Superbowl!  Let the party begin!  Dudley the Dragon is betting on the 49ners to take it this year!  In case you didn't know... he's a huge football fan.  Remember he came to my Superbowl Party?  He was even my door greeter!  Check out the party here.

I've been a 49ners fan forever.  I'll have to see if I can find a picture from the 90's in my 49ners gear to prove it!

This Dudley Football set is available again in the Doodle Dragon Studios store.  If you don't see it right away, do a search for the set up in the top right corner.   

Go 49ners!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine Monsters

My son is currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bolivia.  He will be there for 2 years.  He's been out in the field for just over 3 months.  He loves the people!  The food?  He's adjusting... cow's tongue and stomach is NOT in our normal diet at our house.  As much as I miss him, it is wonderful to watch him grow as he serves the Lord and the people of Bolivia.

The mail system in Bolivia is far from reliable.  Either it takes letters/cards/packages forever to arrive, they never get there, or some things may be missing from the package.  Emails are the best way to communicate.  My son only has 1 hour a week to send and answer emails.  So this will be perfect for a quick "I love you" Valentine's reminder in case his Valentine's package doesn't get there in time or ever.  Please let it arrive safely!  It's filled with lots of love and treats!

Most people say, "I love you to the moon and back."  Well... some days Bolivia feels farther than the moon, so I always sign my letters, "I love you to Bolivia and back."  Mr V. Monster is on the Bolivia flag (just minus the logo in the middle) with a little shadow behind him.  He will make my son smile.

You'll smile too when you see Dustin Pike's/Doodle Dragon Studio new set of Valentine Monsters!  Check them out!  Our design team have put some love into cards showcasing these fabulous creatures!  Take a peek over on Dustin's blog.

Happy early Valentine's Day!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Challenge

The Doodle Dragon Studios crew has decided to make Dustin's birthday celebration last ALL week.  So we're having a Happy Birthday Challenge!  Just pick your favorite Doodle Dragon Studios image and make happy birthday project.  Then post it to challenge by Sunday, January 27th.

I chose to do a digi card.  Sometimes it's nice to get an email filled with some love!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - April 2011 Freebie
Digital ribbon & bow - DSE (Family Fun set) 
Digital paper - Digital Shoppe (Digitreats - Happy set)
Font - CK Rough Housing
The Sweet Shop Sketch #193

Friday, January 18, 2013

Birthday Rumors

Rumors are flying all over the place!  The first rumor is TODAY is Dustin Pike's (aka the amazing and talented illustrator of Doodle Dragon Studios) 40th birthday!  It's also rumored his favorite colors are blue and black.  And another rumor is that Ollie the Monkey is his favorite character.  Gasp!!!  You're not suppose to have favorites! Dudley the Dragon would be heartbroken, not to mention all the other characters!

Either way, I believe all the rumors are TRUE!  So I made this card and combined all Dustin's favorites.  Hoping his 40's are wonderfully wild!  30's are so yesterday.

In celebration of Dustin's birthday, he has released a birthday set of monkeys.  (See!  The rumors ARE true!)  Look!

You can check out the Doodle Dragon Studios Design Team cards to Dustin using these fun monkeys on his blog.  Be sure to hop over to wish him Happy Birthday!

One last rumor, if you take a little time to hop around to each of our designers blogs, one of them may have a little hidden surprise if you leave comments on their blogs.  I love surprises!   Have fun!

Happy birthday Dustin!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Birthday Monkey set
Doodlebug Designs Inc. - Fuzzy Polka paper
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge (big white stamp)
Don Juan Cricut cartridge (numbers)
Go Canada! Cricut cartridge (saying)
PC Stand-Outs - Blue Stamps (presents)
QuicKutz - Present (for bow)
Glossy Accents
Pop Dots

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Wintery Dragon Release

Sweeeeeet!  Dustin Pike at Doodle Dragon Studios just released an awesome new set of Wintery Dragons!

I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by ski resorts here in Utah.  I have 8 resorts within an hour of my house and 2 more 2 hours away (see the map Dudley posing on).  Not too bad if you love snow sports!  So "pick your poison" on which resort to visit today.  Dudley is an animal!  He loves the double diamond runs!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Wintery Dragons set/Board Dragon
Utah Ski map
George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge 
Troll diamond punch
EK Success Snowflake punch (yellow)
Pop dots
Glossy Accents
American Crafts cardstock
Font - Hobo

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Wintery Thank You Challenge

I have to admit this challenge wasn't much of a stretch.  I have over 9" of snow in my yard and it's been in the single digits all week with another week to go.  I feel like I'm living in Winter Wonderland!  Friday, when I drove my daughter to school it was -4.  Burrrrr.  I think it's time for a road trip (or plane trip) somewhere sunny and warm!

Cold weather is always more enjoyable with people.  So join in the fun and play in the Doodle Dragon Studios "Wintery Thank You" challenge!  Light the fire, get some hot chocolate and craft away in your fuzzy slippers. Then post your chilly project to the challenge before Sunday, January 13th.

Bundle up & stay warm!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Holiday Goodies #49
Three Bugs in a Rug patterned paper - The Stockings Were Hung - North Pole (dots)
Three Bugs in a Rug patterned paper - Mr. Fix It - Tool Time (stripes)
Ribbon - from personal stash
Pebbles Inc - Candy Dots (white)
Pebbles Inc - Thank You rub-ons (black)
EK Success - snowflake punch (red)
Martha Stewart edge punch - Icicle punch
Glossy Accents
Pop dots

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Once Upon A Book Fair

Side view so you can see tulle and book popped out

Another month, another contest Box Tops contest.  This month my contest also promotes our upcoming Book Fair themed Once Upon a Book Fair.  So Dustin's (aka Doodle Dragon Studios) image was perfect for the bulletin board.  But then again, I think I say that every month!

Grass additions have always been so frustrating for me.  I never could seem to get the blades of grass just the way I wanted.  This time I had a lightbulb moment... use my Martha Steward grass edge punch to trace it with the projector!  Really?  Really?  It was that easy?  There's your tip of the day... use a punch and trace it whatever it is you need.  My MS edge punches have a whole new life to them!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - May Book Fair set
Cloud poster paper (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
Butch paper
Bulletin board border
Red foil cardstock (for jewels on crown & princess jewelery)
Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart edge punch - grass