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April 5, 2011

Gifts for the Hen House!


Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday's seem to be quite busy here, today we are not only bringing you a new challenge at Digital Tuesday & Doodle Pantry, but DP also has released some wonderful new digi images (outline & pre-colored) and digi papers!  Oh, and a fabulous sale too, but we'll get to that in a minute!

  • Digital Tuesday's theme this week is Easter Parade!
  • Doodle Pantry's theme for the next two weeks is Use a Doodle Pantry image!  

My brain automatically combines things together (from years of multi-tasking, no doubt) so concocting something to fit both challenges resulted in this little project.

 Stamps: Doodle Pantry (red chicken- precolored) set
Papers: Doodle Pantry (chicken set & Spring digi paper set)
Other:  Berwick's Wraphia, frame, dimentionals

I overlaid the cloud digi paper with the chicken-wire paper, the chicken was printed separately and cut out. too fun!

Ok, lets say this is an Easter gift (and that I'm not keeping it for my own chicken-y kitchen), tucked nicely in an Easter basket with preserves, sourdough bread and homemade chocolate eggs, well we would need a darling tag for that basket, wouldn't we?

Stamps: Doodle Pantry (red chkn set)
sentiment: Doodle Pantry (floral hat set)
Papers: Brazzill textured cs, Doodle Pantry egg digi paper
Other:  Nesties, Wraphia, hole punch.

Don't ya just love that egg paper???  You can find all the new Doodle Pantry Releases HERE!

Easy peasy way to make a tag!   I know this is nothing new, but it was the first time I remembered to do it! yay!

Now, onto the Sales...




     40% OFF ALL PRODUCT PURCHASES (excludes Gift Certificates)



Also, don't forget to peek in the DP GRAB BAG to see which images Laurie is discounting right now!!!

Oh, one more thing....the Doodle Pantry family is welcoming a new member, the lovely Patti Gilliam!  So happy to have you with us Patti!  hugs!

I think that's it for today!  
Hope you're enjoying your day so far!

I'm sharing today's creation with...

*Digital Tuesday - Easter Parade  (sponsored by Pixie Dust Studio)
*Doodle Pantry Challenge - use a Doodle Pantry image

Marks Finest Papers - Spotlight Any Animal On Your Card
My Grafico - anything goes
Digi's With Attitude! - Anything Goes
Fairy Knoll - 'whatever'
Simply Create - do it yourself
Stamp Something - Use something digital
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - Decopuage
*Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - anything but a card!
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with wings
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Photo inspiration ( I went w/the color, though I could list 'prey for the predator' but that seems a bit cruel) hehe
and I've linked up to Melanie's 




Mary G. said...

Woo, somebody is going to get a VERY nice gift!!! Thanks for the tip about making the tag...so easy but I had never thought of it! :)

Saskia said...

So beautiful, so creative!

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creation in fab colours hugs Pops x x x

Chelsea said...

What a cool project and tag .... Love it. And congrats to Patti ... How fun for her!

Heide said...

What a Fantastic project! Love that you layered the digi papers. Super work.

Crystal said...

FANTASTIC Gift idea Maria, LOVE your ideas!!!! EEEK that chicken wire and raffia is FABULOUS!! Have a great day!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is spectacular, Maria! You always delight with your creativity. Love how you merged the background papers. And you tag is the bomb!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Debra said...

Hi Maria

Gorgeous project. I do love the tag and the egg paper!

Thanks for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Anything Goes Challenge. I hope you will join us at the next challenge and good luck!

Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

Glenda Atkins said...

Fantastic project and what a marvelous gift, such talent. I never knew that way of making a tag but it is so easy I'll be giving it a try. Thanks and once again, great project!

Donna said...

oh wow these are fab Maria, the chicken wire is a great touch and I never thought to do that with the nesties, looks great. hugs Donna x

Danni said...

Wow!! What fabulous creations!

Patti J said...

What a fun set, Maria!!! I'll bet you did have fun creating this! Thanks for the shout out sweetiee! I'm excited and can't wait to get started! Hugs!!!

Scrapaddict said...

Cute gift set. Thanks for playing Simply Create!

Marlene said...

Gorgeous gift set, Maria! Ha - I would have never thought to make a tag like that...what a cool tip! thanks!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job on the bg sky through the wires - fabulous! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Marjo said...

Such a super cute project. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create.

Bunches of Hugs, Marjo

Dawn said...

Great project! Love everything about it! great tute on the tag front! Looks fab!
Thanks for sharing at MY Grafico Anything Goes Monthly Challenge!
Dawn xxx

ike said...

LOVE it - just brilliant AND it has chickens...my fave
Thanks for joining us at Simply Create this week.

Ike xx

ike said...

LOVE it - just brilliant AND it has chickens...my fave
Thanks for joining us at Simply Create this week.

Ike xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Maria!! This is so very brilliant hun!! LOVE your frame with the creative wire and raffia!! Smiles, Vicki

lynne said...

This is just fab! Love the image and the papers! Thanks for the great tip on making a tag!! Great Idea!

Thanks for joining us at Simply Create for our DIY challenge!

Lynne x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Cool tag! THanks for showing us that. And I love your home decor picture...the chicken wire background is PERFECT! THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Lori said...

Very cute! Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Amy Johnson said...

What an adorable EASTER project! Love your wall hanging. Hey, we all have to 'double up on our challenges' now and then. LOL!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun easter project Maria! I just love your tag and picture!! The dimension and the added raffia is perfect!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

ooops...forgot to check your challenges. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

Sue said...

What a nice gift set! Someone is going to very delighted with this. thanks for sharing your project with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


Pam Leng said...

Wow this is such a beautiful project and so unusual, love how you have used the spellbinders die.

Thank you for joining us on Craft Your Passion this week.

Pam x GDT

Krista said...

Thanks for joing us at the Digi's With Attitude Anything Goes Challenge this week!

Digi's With Attitude Design Team

Pamela said...

Hello Maria

I'm Pamela from Gills Design Team and thanks for entering Gills challenge

Gill McCall said...

Your easter projects are adorable. thanks for playing along in my challenge, good luck and hope to see you back again soon, the new challenge launches this weekend

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very nice indeed - love chickeny things as I've 2 of the little beggars!
Hugs, Sandra

Rose said...

oh Maria this is so fun!! love the chicken wire paper :)

so glad you joined us on Simply Create for our DYI challenge :)

Susan Raihala said...

LOVE chickens! And your tag and framed piece! So much fun and beautifully done! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Pankti said...

Super cute gift!!! I would love to have this as a gift!!! ;-) Thanks for joining us at MyGrafico.


Louise said...

This giftset is so cute!
Love it that you made a little pictureframe and the embellies is perfect for your project :) Stunning!
Thank you for joining us at the FWC :)
Welcome back!

paulssandy said...

Your projects are always so wonderful. Thanks for the tip on how to make a tag using a nestie.

Tanya S said...

Very beautiful!!Great tag tip hun!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passions this week!

Lorie said...

Wow, I adore that picture. And the tag idea...so smart!

K. Joy said...

Oh what a great little Easter gift with the picture and bread and all! :) The chicken looks great in the picture frame, and that is such a cute tag, too! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Kathy Winter said...

Love it! Very creative:) Thanks for shaing with us.