Thursday, September 29, 2011

Could I please come in now??

100_3914 by judkajudy
This is our new dog Cooper letting us know he would like to come in, please! He is peeking into the kitchen! Who could resist a look like this??

Cooper believes he is invisible whlle snoozing under our bed!!

Thanks for dropping by!  We fly out to Phoenix tomorrow morning.  Haven't told Cooper yet!  He is staying with my sister and will be well-cared for!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Cutie

Halloween Cutie by judkajudy
Just wanted to share my Halloween scrapling made with the Hero Arts Japanese doll. Love her punched witch's hat!

I'm a day late, but I checked on the Lily Pad Cards blog today and discovered that I was one of the Frogging Fantastic Four winners in the latest Kathy's color challenge.  This is the card that did it:
Gather Round the Campfire

Just a note: I will be in Arizona until October 10th and will not be crafting or blogging. We will be visiting my sister in law, Shar, who has been fighting pancreatic cancer this past year. We want to spend some time with her and my husband's brother, remembering the laughs and tears we shared as we RV'd together for years before we settled down, each of us in an "A" state!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Say Hello to Cooper!

Say Hello to Cooper! by judkajudy
Look who joined our family! This is Cooper, a Bichon-Poodle mix I found on  I wasn't seriously thinking about adopting; "just looking".  We had a white poodle in the early years of our marriage that lived to be 19.  Since we were both working we didn't feel it was a good time to get another dog that would be home alone all day.  Although I hadn't completely decided to add a dog to our family, one look at his photo and I was hooked!

He was in a rescue-sponsored foster home two hours north of us near Nashville, Tennessee. After a month of applications, references, interviews with other families, hopes up, hopes down, the decision was made yesterday that he belonged in a nice quiet home like ours.

He is very shy right now and wondering what happened to all the other dogs he's used to! He has a sweet personality and once he gets used to us, will be the perfect dog!

He is two years old, house broken and thanks to the rescue organization has all his shots and is neutered.   The only thing we didn't like about him was his name:  "Omelette"!  We think Cooper is a much more dignified name for this dignified little cutie!

Funny how quickly you can fall in love!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Mini-Card by judkajudy

I'm entering this card in two challenges this week.  First:

This week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to make a card no larger than 4"x4". This little card is 3"x5" and I think the smaller size is just right for the little Santa birdies from Penny Black's Winter Wonderland set. The other images are from Hero Arts' Merriest Wishes clear set. That swirly line is going to be quite useful as a branch, a hill, or just a place to hang onto for critters!

I am also entering this card in the "Anything Goes" challenge at Simply Less is More.  You can find out how their challenges work by going here.

I love working with a smaller space than the usual A2 card. My friend Donna Mikasa is the queen of the mini-card and has often inspired me to consider using a smaller format. The smaller area really showcases the image!

There's a 90 Minute Scramble over at the Hero Arts blog this afternoon at 1PM Central time. It's always a fun time and you're invited!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lily Pad Sketch Challenge

Lily Pad Sketch Challenge by judkajudy
This is my entry for the sketch challenge at Lily Pad Cards sponsored by Hero Arts. I rotated the sketch onto its side and used the penguins as one of the "stripes". Love these little guys! This is one of those rare cards that ends up looking like the idea in your head!

You can find all the info about entering the challenge here.  The Lily Pad design team has outdone themselves with their incredible use of Hero Arts Christmas stamps.  It's worth slogging through the wetlands and bog to get to the pond just to see the inspiration cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Penny Black Color Challenge

Penny Black Color Challenge by judkajudy
I used the Penny Black stamp "About Town" for the main image of this card. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I don't remember where I got that set of stamps with the different stitch patterns!

Last Spring I used this image for a graduation card, giving Mimi a mortarboard for the occasion. It seemed fitting to provide her with a with's hat for Halloween.

I've entered this card in Penny Black's challenge this week to use the trio of colors of green, purple and cream.

I love the way this turned out. It made me smilel ... big!

Our weather has turned fall-like. It is in the 60's today. Great sleeping weather tonight!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Penny Black Simple Card

Penny Black Simple Card by judkajudy
I love this little row of birds on a branch from the Penny Black clear set "Enjoy LIfe". What a great message! Sometimes we get so busy doing, we forget that being is ok, too! So, Enjoy Life it is!!

Love that row of stamped on stitching! It's from a set I've had for awhile that has no label!

Our temperatures have moderated and I've noticed the days are shorter. Fall must be on its way!

Enjoy these little birds and most of all, enjoy life!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Greetings to all of my wonderful and loyal Tiffany Doodles fans out there! I can't believe the summer is just about over, seems like it only just started!  I for one am really looking forward to some falling leaves and cooler temperatures.

Today we are kicking off a 3 day Blog Hop!  You will find inspiration along every stop!  And of course, I have tons of prizes in store for you!  Be sure to participate everyday by commenting on each post & following every blog to be eligible for all prizes.

The hop continues tomorrow starting at Tiffany Doodles!  In order to qualify for all prizes you must:
  1. participate everyday
  2. comment on every participants post
  3. follow every participants blog
  4. Special Note: Make sure that your Blog and Email are listed in your Blogger profile for notification purposes.  If your email is not visible on your profile make sure it is easy to find on your blog.  Thanks! 
While your hopping keep in mind the SALE we are having this weekend at the store!! All Bird and Flower Digital stamps are on sale for 25% off!  No coupon necessary, discount will be taken at the register.  Your welcome!  =)  PS. Even more sales listed below!

    By participating daily in our Blog Hop you will be eligible for prizes!  Lots of prizes! Total Prizes valued at OVER $220!!  All winners will be chosen randomly.  Everyday we will chose 3 winners.  Chosen from the main TD blog.  Your participation on the other blogs will be verified prior to announcement.  If you have won you will be notified by email, so make sure you email is easy to find either in your comment, your blogger profile, or on your blog.  All winners will be announced on the blog after the hop is over.  Prizes will be awarded as follows:

    Day 1Day 2Day 3
    3 winners *3 winners *3 winners *
    * $10 Shopping Spree
    * 50 Doodle Soup Reward Points
    * Fall Leaves (png) Elements Pack
    for each winner

    Even if you don't win on 1 of the 3 days - you still have a chance to win the Grand Prize!!  The Grand Prize will be chosen randomly from the main TD blog from all participants from everyday.

    Grand Prize
    1 winner *
    * Level 5 Membership
    * $25 Shopping Spree
    * Fall Leaves (png) Elements Pack

    On today's Hop we are featuring cards made with a lovely sketch made by Jenyfur at Torn Paper!   And of course, all stamps throughout the blog hop are featured by Tiffany Doodles!

    There are 2 ways to earn extra entries!!
    1) You can earn extra entries for today's prize if you make a card with this sketch!
    If you would like too, link your card through inlinkz on the main blog post.
    Enter as many times as you wish! One entry per card submitted.
    2) If your not up for making a card, you can write your own post
    about our Blog Hop & Tiffany Doodles Digi stamps!
    If you post about us you can earn 5 extra entries!!
    Also submit your post to the inlinkz below!

    Now that all the rules and explanations are taken care of, here is my interpretation of Jennyfur's sketch. I used the Tiffany Doodles digi image "Birthday Chick". The fun part of digi's is manipulating them; change the size, rotate them, make a mirror image ... whatever it takes to creat what you have in mind. Looks like there's going to be a party!!

    Tiffany Doodles Blog hop

    I colored the chicks with copics, added some ball fringe for fun and used happy patterned paper! Thanks for taking part in the hop! Your next stop is Jessica. I'm hopping there now! Be sure to take part in tomorrow's hop, too, to be eligible for the great prizes!


    September Sales

    Besides the Blog Hop sale we have going on,
    we are also having 2 other sales in the store!

     Design Team Member Call

    We currently need someone who can make TD digis into Cut files!
    Video Tutor Details Here.    Position has been filled. Thanks.
    Cut File Maker Details Here.

    Banner Spots Available

    Tiffany Doodles blog gets an average of 5,000 to 7,000 visitors per month!
    Would you like to get in on that action?  Now accepting banner spots for the blog!

    Here are your blog hop links for today, Day 1....
    1. Tiffany Doodles (start)
    2. Kim Schofield
    3. Vanessa Menhorn
    4. Anne Ray
    5. Dani Beckman
    6. Judy Jung
    7. Jessica Griffin

    We will see you again tomorrow starting at Tiffany Doodles!  I can't wait to show you the beautiful cards we have in store for you!

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    September Challenge Tiffany Doodles

    September Challenge Tiffany Doodles by judkajudy
    Iit's the 7th of September and that means there is a new challenge at the Tiffany Doodles blog! The theme this month is "stitching".

    This card was inspired by my blog friend Lin who quilts as well as doing wonderful things with paper piecing!

    I cut squares of patterned paper and then cut them on the diagonal to make the "quilt" pieces and stitched them all back together on the sewing machine. The butterfly is a digi image from Tiffany Doodles and is part of a set called "Sweet Love".   I printed the image out on one of the patterned papers I used for the background.  Love his multi-colored look!

    You don't have to use a Tiffany Doodles digi to enter the challenge, but she's got lots of freebie images available along with tutorials ranging from beginner on up!  There are so many reasons to add digital images to your card making and scrapbooking.  You can make them any size you want and you can have them delivered to your email within minutes!!   

    The challenge lasts for two weeks and the winner will enjoy a $10 shopping trip to Tiffany Doodles store.  Check out the September sales while you're checking out the digi's!!

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Saturday, September 3, 2011

    Gone Campin'!

    Gone Campin'! by judkajudy
    It was love at first sight when I spotted this Gone Campin' set by Market Street Stamps! Reminded me of all the years we took the kids camping. Even the mosquito brought back memories! I paper pieced the little camping trailer and colored the other images with copics. I put some pearls in the sky; and a little button hubcap on the camper.

    Here's another card I made using the Goin' Camping set.  I will be entering this in the Lily Pad Cards color challenge, using moss, blush and cantaloupe color palette.  The die cut is my new Nestie that I pre-ordered so long ago that I forgot about it.   It's called Tear Drop Circles and I know I will be using it a lot!

    We are having a lazy holiday weekend.  No special plans, lots of doing what we feel like if we feel like it!  Thanks for stopping by!

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    Thank you from Sally in England

    Thank you from Sally in England by judkajudy
    Sally in England needed a stamp with a "lavender" image. She wanted to make lavender sachets. Judy in Alabama had a stamp like that, never used! Judy sent Sally the stamp. Sally sent Judy this lovely Thank You card and a lavender sachet.

    Judy loves the aroma!! Feels good that an unloved stamp has found a good home.
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Hero Arts ATC Swap Summer 2011

    Hero Arts ATC Swap Summer 2011 by judkajudy
    Recently, I had the privilege of hosting an ATC swap on the Hero Arts blog. Thirteen paper artists participated and these are the ATC's we traded.

    Artist's Trading Cards are a great way to share your talents with others. In a space about the size of a credit card, you can let your creative spirit loose! I am amazed at the variety and beauty of these mini works of art.

    Currently we are in the process of making and trading ATC's with a Christmas theme. It is a pleasure to be connected with friends by way of art!

    Thanks for stopping by