Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Black Friday | Doodle Pantry

Happy Black Friday to you!  I never leave the house on Black Friday and, frankly, don't understand the mentality of waking in the middle of the night to go stand in line to fight with other people to buy a Christmas gift.  So, my tradition is to put up the Christmas tree on Black Friday - peaceful, family-oriented and just plain puts me in the Christmas mood!  On that note, I thought I would post a Christmas-inspired card even though I'm done with all of my personal ones (they are sitting by my front door ready to be mailed on Dec. 1 - all handmade) and way past making any for Operation Write Home.  Here you go!

This layout is very loosely based on a Mojo Monday sketch.  The outline image (colored with Copics) and the sentiment are from the Doodle Pantry Poinsettia set.  The digi paper is also from Doodle Pantry but was a scrap in my pile so I can't tell you which set it's from!  I fussy cut the image and curled the leaves a bit to give the image some dimension.

Don't forget!  There's still time to enter this month's Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 29 - use any Doodle Pantry image and receive a free set just for playing along plus a chance to win a gift certificate.  The deadline is Saturday, November 24 (8 PM Central, 9 PM Eastern).

If you don't have time to play along because of Thanksgiving festivities or if you are online doing holiday shopping, you can take advantage of the blowout sale going on at Doodle Pantry now through January 3 - 35% off image products!  You can find the coupon code HERE.  The Winter Star set is also free with any purchase through Saturday, November 24!

Challenges Entered:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes Christmas or Festive
Delightful Challenges by Louby Loo - Red and Green
Crafty Creations Challenges - Christmas Is Coming
Whimsy Stamps - Traditional Christmas Colors


  1. Very pretty! Definitely worth the fussy cutting!

  2. You are so up on everything. I agree about black Friday -- don't understand the mentally either! Wish I could say I'm done making my cards and ready to decorate, but I got a long way to go.

    Your card is gorgeous. What a fabulous design, use of color and fussy cutting. Beautiful work.

  3. Beautiful card! Need to see if I can get a card done for the Doodle Pantry challenge. I really like their images!

  4. Such a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful

  5. What a gorgeous card Allison! I love poinsettias but can never keep them alive for very long! Congrats on being the featured card maker at OWH this week too. So well deserved.


  6. wow awesome poinsettia, So pleased you could come and play along at Crimbo Crackers challenge hugs Samantha :0)

  7. Stunning ponsettia, lovely colouring. A wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations. Regards Meighan

  8. Hi Allison! I loved reading your post; it will help me remember not to stress out during the holidays. Your card is just beautiful. Your inchie card from your OWH presentation is on my bulletin board! Take a photo of your tree!

  9. Beautiful card Allison, I just love the red on the black. Best of all you had a peaceful day and your tree is up!

  10. Hi Allison! Your card is gorgeous, I love the red and green theme and the Doodle Pantry Poinsettia, gorgeous!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog about printing info on my card backs. I use Microsoft Publisher 2003 to do it. You could also use Microsoft Word I'm sure. Let me know if you want help it's easy =)