Design Teams and Publications

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bog-Iversary Winners are......

Thank you for all your wonderful comments.  I had a lot of fun doing this hop!  And now the winners are............

Dustin's Blog - Browntigger
Jane's Blog - Renae (Card Patch)
Ginny's Blog - Bethany W
Lelia's Blog - Rhonda Miller
Gramma's Blog - Vicki (Vmorris7 from Florida)
Charlotte's Blog - Lillian Child
Jennifer's Blog - Vickie (havinfuntrying)
Veronica's Blog - Aga (idocrafts.blogspot)
Rikki's Blog - luvmy2k9z
Kerri's Blog - Dania (stories in Pictures)

Contact Dustin at dustin_pike@yahoo.com with "blog hop winner" in the title and let him know what your mailing address is so he can send you out your artwork.  You need to let him know by wednesday this week or another winner will be drawn.  Be sure and let him know what who's blog your name was drawn from so he can confirm.

Jenn Dove

Party On!

 Oh how I LOVE Dustin's challenges.  If you got in on the blog-iversary you have TONS of images to color.  Now jump in and do the challenge too.  We love to see what you come up with.  This little sticky guy is available in Dustin's Store HERE.  Also, if you didn't get in on Dustin's Anniversary sale, guess what...he is out chasing the Easter bunny and forgot to take it down...everything is still 50% off and the 207 images are still $20.00....go get them before he gets home and discovers he forgot to end the sale...he could get home at any time.


E50 E31 E35 E47 Y15 Y19 Y38 100 Glossy Accents

Friday, April 22, 2011

Howdy!

Did you forget we are still doing a blog-iversary Blog Hop until saturday....well this is your reminder.  All the details are HERE in the post below.

This is another one of the images in the 200 plus images for 20.00 deal (only good until Saturday midnight).  Don't be left holding only one shoe when the clock strikes 12:00 :)



 W3 W5 E41 E42 E50 E51 E49 E59 E29 E23 E37 E57 E43 E31 E33 E35 BV31 Blender

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's A Blog Hop! Hippo Birthday Dudley!

Welcome Dustin Pike fans to our second blog hop. You should have arrived from Charlotte's blog...if not, please start back at Dustin's blog so you don't miss anything


This is a party you will NOT want to miss.  We are delighted to share with you some of the amazing images Dustin Pike, Illustrator of all DoodleDragon Studios designs.  This day marks the anniversary of Dustin's 2 years on his blog and we, the DoodleDragon Crew want to show you some of the fabulous Blog-iversary images you can get for a fantastic price, offer is good for a limited time, so go look.  Dustin is so generous with his images.  If you are new with digital images you will be happy to hear that they are easy to use, store and print out.  You can resize them and then print on your favorite paper.  Dustin not only gives you Black and White images but sometimes even throws in the colored versions too.  You can locate these images HERE , as well as many more.  200 images plus for ONLY $20.00 USD during the blog hop ONLY.  See Blog Hop details below.

This is what I have created with a few of the images. 


 W1 W3 W5 W7 E31 E23 E37 R35 R46 E59 RV21


 W1 W3 W5 W7 E77 E35 RV21 R35 R46 R59 BG15 YG03 YG63 RV23 R85


BG05 BG15 BG10 G00 W1 W3 W5 W7 E31 E23 E37 YG03 YG63 YG67 Blender (0)

***If you purchase the Blog-iversary images BEFORE Saturday midnight (MTN TIME) you will receive over 200 digi's for $20.00. AND if you bought the April 7th release there is a 50% off code in the file that would make the blogiversary 10 bucks...Thru Saturday ONLY.  After Saturday night they get split into sets and will be available at a different price.  Don't wait, get in on the Blog-iversary NOW.  

Hop Details:

Comment on EACH one of the stops along the way for 10 chances to win.   Each one of the Design Team will be drawing a name and announcing a winner from our commenters.  We will post the winners on Sunday April 24th and you will have till the following wednesday to email dustin with your name and shipping address for your prize delivery.

Every blog along the way has a special word.  Collect the words on each blog to make a sentence and then at the end of the Hop email the sentence to Dustin_Pike@yahoo.com in order to be eligible for the prizes.  What is the prize you ask?   You will receive an original piece of artwork, hand drawn, colored and signed by Dustin Pike.  In all your excitement don't forget to pickup YOUR Blov-iversary images at Doodledragonstudios.com.  Blog Hop starts today and goes until midnight on Saturday, April 23rd, mountain time.

My special word is "DOODLE"

If you are just arriving from MY blog be sure and go back to the beginning so you don't miss anything.  Thanks for stopping by.  Now get Hoppin, Your next stop on the hop is Veronica!

Dustin  http://dustinpike.blogspot.com
Jane  http://janesboxofcolours.blogspot.com/
Ginny  http://my5bratzcreations.blogspot.com/
Lelia  http://greengoddescreations.blogspot.com/
Kerri  http://bigsmilesfromkbear.blogspot.com/
Gramma  http://grammascards.blogspot.com/
Charlotte  http://designsfromwithin.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Dove http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I Can't "Bare" It!!!

You know me...always a kidder......I "crack" myself up!

I could not "BARE" to wait to show you a sneak Peek of the latest and greatest.  Only hours away....the best blog hop ever over on Dustin Pikes Blog..it's a Blog-iversary and we are going to PARTY!  200 images for 20.00......get your pennies together. See you soon.

Friday, April 15, 2011

S-lack of Posting...excuses!


Okay,  I have a whole list of excuses for you for my lack or slack of posting.  First let me start out by saying I had a tremendous 2 weeks, but with all the excitement I have had to neglect some things...YOU, my blog friends and students.  My Bad...I will try to avoid that in the future.

#1 Excuse:  I took the Copic Intermediate Certification class Monday.  I had the most wonderful time meeting the amazing teachers Debbie Olsen and Colleen Schaan.  Talk about teaching a class as it should be taught!  The class was full of tremendous information and gave me a heck of a lot of inspiration.   I left the class inspired to "step out of my box"   I call it the "Marianne"...it needs more, add purple!  We will be doing a lot more "Marianne" in the future.

#2 Excuse:  After the Certification class I was invited to meet with Marianne Walker at the convention.  What a privilege!  I picked her brain and rediscovered an amazing talented, creative artist with great ideas, a wonderful heart and a love for Copics.  I got to see her latest book of which I encourage you to pick up.  The title is Shadows & Shading.

#3 Excuse:  That evening I was invited to meet with the Extremely talented Fran Seiford (owner of Stampendous)...could my body handle any more fabulous excitement?  For one whole day I felt like a super star!  I had a lovely dinner and we talked and talked.  She was full of encouragement and support.  I love to create for such a wonderful company full of bubbly personality and again a passion and love for art.

#3 Excuse:  Gosh, on top of that....I was left with a very short time to prep for Class 4 of the Build-A-Book happening the following morning...up till midnight, drawing, scanning, coloring, cutting....up at 5am prepping creating.......6 wonderful Hours of classes at The Paper Vineyard with my VERY TALENTED student.  Home at 10pm...zzzzzzzz

#4 Excuse:  Well today I prep for my class that I have tonight (thank you Gale for prepping my cards for me...I wouldn't have survived without you!)....And I have 9 hours of classes tomorrow, and I am almost completely prepped for that too......

So see...this girl has been busy!!!  But all excuses aside I DO have stuff to show.  Oh did I forget to mention I did a crafting marathon.  The NEW stampendous products are so close to be revealed and i had 5 days of feverishly stamping coloring cutting.......distressing!  I cant wait to show you!  My DH has forgiven the lack of meals, the house upside down and wife gone out of his life for a week.  He is such a support.

I promise I am almost done here....hang in there!  So while I should have been prepping for yesterdays class.....okay the printer was working....I was coloring a "Marianne".  I am gonna share what I learned soon...but check this out!! Doesnt look like I paper pieced this...all just coloring!



 Keep playing, Keep Dreaming, Keep Coloring!

Jennifer Dove

Sunday, April 10, 2011

It's A Party!

It's party time....why you ask?  Cause its Dustin's Blogaversary!  He is 2 years old.  We are kicking it off with a fun "Birthday Card" challenge using DoodleDragon Studios image.  This is only the beginning of what he has in "store" for you this month.  Get your cards made and add them to his blog so you can get your Pike Points!  Here is my card I created for inspiration.  You know I had to throw some Poo on this card :)




I love Dustin's Bench Bear...You can get your image HERE along with 51 other images for $10.00.  

I used Copic: E31 E33 E35 E57 W1 W3 W5 W7 C5 C7 Y37 YR68

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I Pike'd These For You

Yes I meant to say "Pike'd" and not picked...snicker!  It's a mothers day release and the set he has for you is super perfect!  I love this little dirty bear.  Be sure and go HERE to see the full set he has for you at a fantastic price.


How do you pick the colors you will use on a card?  This is a question I commonly get asked.  This is what i usually do.  I start by coloring the bear (everyone knows bears are brown and black.  And dirt is dirty..that goes without saying.  Next i go sort through my pattern paper for one that brings me warm fuzzies.  After i choose my pattern paper I return to coloring my image....now I can finish it off by matching my ink to the pattern paper.  i chose to accent the burgundy in the pattern paper.  As i usually get too matchy I decided to color the pants in blue.  But wait, there is no blue in my pattern paper...what to do, what to do?  I solved this by adding a blue mat.  it brought it all together.  Enjoy your coloring...I hope this helped.

Copics Used:  E31 E33 E35 E57 E77 E37 R59 R35 R46 Y15 Y38 100 C7 C3 Blender solution and rag for texture.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Birthday Cards Class

April 16th from 6-9pm I am teaching a copic card class at The Craft Retreat.  Here are 2 more of the cards you will get to make...are you excited!  The shoe is discontinued but i am begging Stampendous to bring it back.  I just love it.  Tiers Of Treats is available HERE in wood and HERE in cling.  I cant wait to teach this class, the images are so fun.  We are introducing the Teals and the yellow/orange combo in this class.




Monday, April 4, 2011

Celebrate!!!

You all know how much i LOVE this cupcake from Stampendous.  You can get your stamp HERE.  I colored the cupcake and cut it in half and added lots of glitter.  The ribbon is also my favorite from Creative Impressions.  Its a simple and to-the-point card.  These cupcakes have been a HUGE hit!  I have used it in more then 6 classes and just when I think its time to put it on the shelf I get requests for the class with the cupcake.  You can never have too much cake right?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Friendship

This stamp is totally my style.  I loved coloring it.  I used cork from Creative Impressions to frame it.  Both the image as well as the quote is from Stampendous.  You can get your stamp HERE.  I love the simplicity of this card as it draws your eye in.  I love using items that make texture.  I will reuse this image over and over again!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Class at Crop Girls

I have a new Beginning Copic class happening.  Do you want to get some blending practice in.  Now is the time.  Space is limited so sign up soon.  We will be coloring a few images and making two cards.  This is going to be fun!  We will be using limited markers: E31 E33 E35 E57.  Come join me April 29th from 1030am - 1230pm.  Here is what we will scribble on.  Contact Crop Girls in Peoria Arizona at 623 972-0600.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Life's A Beach

I am kinda proud of this card and Stampendous took such an awesome photo of it.  I used 3 different images for this card.   You can get the Stamps HERE and HERE.  I love the colors peach and teal, orange and blue...so yummy!