Tuesday, October 30, 2012

50% Sale At Dude Time Doodles


Exciting News! Dude Time Doodles just turned TWO! As part of the celebration, the store is offering ALL Christmas images at 50% off from October 31, 2012, through November 13, 2012. That is super exciting!

For our month end Blog Hop, the Dude Time Doodles design team has created some fun items showing off some of the great images in the 50% off sale. I used Kris Jingle - isn't he fun?

You probably arrived at my blog from the Dude Time Doodles Blog (if you didn't you might want to check it out), and next on the hop after me is Sharon. She has created a SUPER FUN card using one of my favorite images! Be sure and check out all the design team creations and stop by the store and pick up one of your favorite images at 50% off (one of the DT members is the mystery hostess and will have some candy so be sure and leave comments when you visit).




Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Fall Birthday Card


Dude Time Doodles is sponsoring Pile It On - Challenge 44 For the Birthday Boy this week so I just had to participate! I have been looking for a fun reason to use Leif Blower. Leaves are everywhere around here this weekend as the wind has been crazy. Good thing my DH has a tractor with a rake and a brand new leaf blower. He pointed out that his leaf blower is red and not gray like on my card, but I told him that red didn't go with the Fall colors I picked out for my card. I used the Seems a Little Sketchy Sketch for my card because it is such a fun one. My daughter told me it doesn't look like a birthday card on the front, but birthday presents make a great harvest! I know this because I am harvesting them now (my birthday is Thursday) - today I got a Press and Seal from my youngest daughter - I have been playing with it and it works great.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pile It On - #44 For the Birthday Boy
Seems a Little Sketchy - Sketch #24
Digistamps4Joy Challenge #53 - Anything Goes With a Male

Hope you all have had a great weekend and those in the path of Sandy are staying safe! I stayed in Jammertown today and have had two naps - what a great day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Little Bit of Magic!

This week at Dude Time Doodles it is like Homecoming! A bunch of our wonderful Guest Designers from the past, former Design Team Members, and current Design Team Members all played with the same two images. It is so fun to see all the different ideas everyone had for the Great Punkin and Dedazzled Beth images. I played with Bedazzled Beth because she is so confident and fun! I plan to play with the Great Punkin later this week.


Hope there is a little magic in your life this week! Hugz!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The newest Can You Digi It? challenge is is Giving Thanks. The inspiraton board is incrediably fun:


I zeroed in on that turkey as I am seriously craving one of my hubby's fried turkeys! He does such a wonderful job with them and makes at least two every Thanksgiving so I always get plenty!


I used the fun new Betty Edwards Turkey image available at Can You Digi It? I realize now that I should have colored the garnish green so it doesn't look wilted, but I am going with this anyway as the friend I am sending it too will laugh even more because of the wilted garnish. My bg is a page out of a recipe book. For those of you who are wondering what the inside says...

"It is all about the best ingredients, a good recipe,
and just the right amount of time in the heat."

Hope you are all having a wonderful week! Hugz!



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Head Hal

At Dude Time Doodles it is inspiration week, and this week the inspiration is Halloween. I used Pumpkin Head Hal because he is soooo cool and devonaire.


This image is so versatile! You can see I printed out and extra head and pumpkin to use on the card as well. I have to warn you that his bow tie doesn't look like this one. The bow tie underneath is very elegant (see it here), but I had a little mishap and had to draw a larger bowtie to cover it up. I like the larger one too - it adds a bit to the humor of the card.

Come join us at Dude Time with your Halloween inspired Dude card. The winner receives two free images from Pattie's Creations (our wonderful sponsor who has some seriously awesome images - yes I am addicted to them as well) and the admiration of Dude and Dudettes from around the world (literally).

I am also entering this in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - FRIGHT NIGHT ,,,,,,,, BOO !! :-)
Alsorts challenge blog - Too Cute to Spook

Hugz to all!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cases of Friends


This week my sweet friend Shirley Quarry is the Queen for the Day at SplitCoast Stampers. To honor Shirley, I picked this card to case. If you are not familar with Shirley's work check out her blog My Pinkie is Inkie in Boxertown. Shirley has a fun style, a big heart, and lots of talent!

I selected the card I cased because I loved her image and the way she framed it. I used a teacup image from Pattie's Creations, and tried to keep the same style of framing that Shirt (Shirley's fun nickname) used. My paper is from Free Digital Vintage Stamps, my border around the image is made with cut up mini doily dies from MFT, the rolled roses are mini dies from MFT (I purchased both MFT dies from Can You Digi It?), and the folliage was punched using Martha Steward punches.


This card was made using the bats from the Batty Tiddly Inks image and papers from GCD (Parisan Nights) and the Haunted Paper Pack from Green Goddess Creations (I digitally changed the color).

I cased the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers (FS297) Elizgmom (Cheryl). You should check out her blog She Stamps by Cheryl - amazing things! I changed to bats instead of butterflies, used faux sewing instead of real, used a bit different die cuts, and went a lot darker (her card is in such beautiful and happy colors). I am entering this in the Haunted Design House challenge HDH154 Bats in the Belfry and the Tiddly Inks #95 Fall challenge.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tyler Tailback


It is Freebie/Guest Designer week at DudeTime Doodles. You can get this Tyler Tailback image free if you enter the challenge and make a card for a Dude with it. The winner of the challenge gets to be next month's guest designer and hang out with the Dude and Dudettes! How cool is that? So rush right over to the blog and join us!

Hugz!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Birthday Cards!!!

If you are looking for the Can You Digi It? post, it is here.


My sweet friend Marisa makes the coolest cards and sometimes they call me and say,"Hey Nancy, come make a card using this sketch too." That is what happened to me yesterday when I saw this card. I love her clean lines and the lovely patterned paper, and that sketch is so fun. I thought about it all day and decided to do one myself last night. I started with a white card base like Marisa, but then I never got another color and this is what happened. I love this JUGS sketch! I am entering this in the JUGS#157 Sketch challenge.

I love rolled roses and these fun efs (Sizzix and SU! and the dies are from Cheery Lynn and MFT).


Since I had my ef collection out and needed another birthday card, I played in the CAS challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The theme is Plaid so I used my new SU! Big Shot Holiday Frame ef, added a punched sentiment and some gems (from the Zva Crystal Wheel which is available at CYDI?), and a plaid bow.

Hugz to all!

Creepy and Kooky


The new Can You Digi It? Challenge is called Creepy and Kooky - how fun! I used the LilyPink Designs Halloween Scene Set. I love how all the pieces of the image also come seperately. I colored the image with Copics and added shimmer, framed it with a Spellbinders Circle die and the Sizzix Framelits Fancy Tag Die (on Lost and Found and SU! Cardstock), and lastly added some pretty Zva Crystals. Behind the die cuts I used parts of a Tim Holtz tree die.

Come join us at the Can You Digi It? challenge with your Creepy and Kooky creation.

Hugz to all.

Note to the Punchkateers: My punch count is 10!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Johnny and the Kraken


Life is full on Monsters and some days the Monsters seem awfully large. I have a lot of friends that would appreciate this card, but I think I am going to keep it and put it on my desk at work. I am entering this in the Haunted Design House Challenge "Creepy Cryptids" (HDH153). Cryptids have something to do with a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but is unrecognized by scientific consensus and often regarded as highly unlikely. My Cryptid is the Kraken - the giant sea monster with special powers. I used the Capt'n Jack Octopode - one of my fav images (reminds me of Johnny Depp).

Hope your monsters are small today! Hugz!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sock Detective


The new challenge at Dude Time Doodles is Home Improvement so I used Grease Monkey Mike . He was trying to help me figure out where all my socks go, but he wasn't successful. I still think the dryer might be eating them, but leave me a note if you know the answer.

We would love to see you join in the fun and make a card for a Dude involving Home Improvement. You don't have to use a Dude Time Image to enter, but of course it would thrill us beyond belief if you did!

Hugz to all!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dance Inspiration


This is my first Robert Jackson image and it is called Dance and Praise. To be honest, I have been stalking the site for a month trying to decide which of the incrediable images to collect first. My DD, Crystal, actually picked this image - she thought it would be perfect with this saying that she has been carrying around in her collection of great quotes and sayings. She spent a few hours with me yesterday and we made this card together.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Oldie But A Goodie - Ribbon (my ribbon is several years old but I love the black and pink together)
A Gem of a Challenge - For the Girls

We were going to enter our card in the Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge #24, Pink or Breast Cancer Awareness but the collection was closed because I took so long to post this (sad face).

My pretty bg paper is from Free Vintage Digial Stamps.

Hugz to all!