Sunday, April 1, 2012

Doodle Pantry April New Releases

Yippee!  Today is the day Doodle Pantry releases their new digi stamp sets for April.  It's such an exciting day each month to see what Laurie has created with her characters.  You can go HERE to the Doodle Pantry store to see them all in one place.  Don't forget to play the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge this month where everyone wins a free Doodle Pantry set just for entering!  This month's free set is Quirky Parrot (scroll down to see the image).

There are a two specials from APRIL 1 - 3 ONLY: 
1. Use the coupon code NOFOOLING for 25% off your purchase (excludes gift certificates and watermarks)!
2. ANT PAPER PACK is free with purchase for 3 days only!

From April 1 - 24 the Umbrella Ants set will be free with purchase as well.  So, for the best deals, go shopping no later than APRIL 3!!

Today I have two cards to share with you using a new set called Sombrero Hat.  Living in Texas, I knew I had to use this set to make a few Cinco de Mayo cards - where else in the country is this such a celebrated holiday?  Certainly not in Pennsylvania where I grew up!

On my first card I added the sombrero image to the School Sheep image.  My daughter will give this card to her Spanish teacher.  I used Sketch Inspiration 312 and lots of bling on this card.  The maracas, sentiment and digi papers are part of the Sombrero Hat set as well!

I made a second card using the sombrero hat, sentiment and digi papers.  This one is for my LSS owner who hosts a National Scrapbook Day retreat.  For the second year in a row, it falls on Cinco de Mayo weekend so we will break pinatas again this year.  What fun to watch a bunch of women whacking at pinatas and then scurrying to pick up as many embellishments off the ground as they can!  LOL

For this card I used Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch 98.  Slowly but surely I'm checking sketches off my list as I challenge myself to use every S&S sketch in 2012.  Not sure I'll make it, but I'm having fun trying!

Quirky Parrot - free set just for entering DPDC22 or available for purchase April 25


  1. Oh Allison, I just love your cards. The school sheep image combined
    with the sombrero hat set is a perfect card for daughter's Spanish teacher. Hope you have fun at the scrap retreat!

  2. Allison, I love both of your cards! Your daughter's Spanish teacher will adore theirs and your 2nd card is wonderful too. I would be one of those ladies scrambling for those embellishments too! lol. It sure sounds like a great retreat. Enjoy!

  3. Too, too cute Alison!!! Love your cards!

  4. Allison - that sheep with the sombrero hat on is so cute and he is obviously ready to party!

  5. Allison, these cards are muy least I hope that's right, my two years of Spanish was from YEARS ago!!! Love the sombrero on the sheep. And you go girl with the S&S sketches!! So where in PA did you grow up? I live in Pittsburgh.


  6. Fantastic job on both cards! Love how you combined the 2 images in the first card..great job:)

  7. What a cute idea to put the sombrero on the sheep. Very cute cards.

  8. Your daughter's Spanish teacher is going to LOVE her card, lol! Awesome sheep Allison.

  9. Two totally wonderful fun cards, love the hat on the sheep. Great takes on the sketches!

  10. Such fun cards! Love how you added the sombrero to the sheep. What a great idea to send the card to your daughter's Spanish teacher!

  11. Both of these are so cute!
    Just LOVE the layouts!!
    Wish I found these sooner for mine!! LOL

  12. Fabulous, love that you had specific people for these!!! That always helps with my creativity. Love the sketches that you used as well.

  13. Wow Allison, great job on both of the cards! I think the lamb wearing the sombrero is just too funny! Great creativity!
    Hugs, Sarah

  14. Hey Allison! Thanks for showing me how to combine digital images to come up with something completely new. It is exactly what I have been wanting to see. Great cards, TFS!

  15. Fabulous cards Allison, love the bright colors! Hugs, Karen