Sunday, March 25, 2012


Good morning fellow crafters.. how's your weekend going so far? Are you ready to join the Doodle Dragon Studios team with our next challenge? Sure hope so coz today we are asking you to make something using one of Dustin's Dudley images! Yep that's right, today "it's a Dudley Kinda Day" challenge. So pick out your favorite Dudley and go create something with it. 
My creation was made for some special firefighters here in Miami (Station 3), who were so wonderful with my son's class. We went on a field trip to the fire station and the tour they gave us was so awesome, the children all had such a great time and learned so much. This was a special unit with some members having been in New York to help with the 9/11 rescue mission, and that's why I chose to go there over all the other stations. Sometimes we take for granted what these firefighters and paramedics do, but when you see first hand what their job entails, you find a new appreciation for them. These are our true heroes for sure, so for all of you who know a firefighter, go give them a hug and thank them for what they do for us. Putting their lives at stake in order to keep us safe!  
I colored fire fighter Dudley in copics and used dp from DCWV All About Boys. The ribbon was from my stash.  
Here's the inside of my card. I wanted to keep it simple as it was for a bunch of guys. LOL 
So here's another big Thank You to Station 3 in are the best! 
Don't forget to stop by Pike's Playground to come check out the DT's Dudley creations. 
Have a great day!

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Welcome to the second Cards for Emily Blog Hop!

 Scrappin' For Kenzie Blog Hop 
 You can read all about Emily HERE
If you have come from ****suzanne **** then you are in the right place, if not then please start back at the beginning at Michelle's blog HERE.
 This time around we have a very special person joining us along with some of his very own design team who made an entire set of digi's especially for Emily! 
Who is this amazing person??
 He is giving this set to anyone who wants it.. But the catch is you have to use one on a card for Emily and then you get the rest of the set as a Thank You! How awesome is that!? All you have to do is email him at Dustin_pike@... with your choice of image and then link it up HERE to get your full set! Please also link it up back here on Michelle's blog so we can all see it too! Then mail them to
 Emily Ziemathis
5134 Berger Dr. SE
 Lacey, WA 98513
 Here is Dustin's digi set if you choose to use them:
(You can definitely make her a card using any other image or cuts if you want!)
 *****Here's my card for Emily
and here's the inside
I hope she likes it!*****
Thank you so much for hopping with us and I hope you make a card and bring a smile to Emily!
I can't wait to see all your cards this time around, she has loved all the cards so far!
 Your next stop is ****Michele****
Here is the lineup in case you get lost!
 If any of these links are broken or if there is no project up yet please come back and go to the next person until they get their post up or the link is fixed, thank you!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Howdy folks! 
Are you ready for another Pike's Playground challenge? This one should be a fun one as we are asking you to make something with a Dustin image with the challenge "My life is a zoo!" Let's see how creative you can get with this one! I decided to use Dustin's cupcake monkey which I've had printed up for a while already and as many people make the New Year's resolution to lose weight I thought this would be a fun card with those perfect images. Te he! 
I've made another card with this Z-fold design which you can find at Beccy's Place and I have to say I love how it turned out. 
This is the first cupcake monkey image, you see the cupcake complete and the monkey seems so excited to see it. 
The second image shows little monkey with fat cheeks after munching on the cupcake! 
and finally little monkey feeling awfully full after finishing off a good portion of the cupcake! I'm sure we've all felt like that at some point of time, right! 
I colored the images with copics, used some paper glaze to give shine to the icing on the top. The dp is from Making Memories Simply Fabulous Maddi Narrow Stripe and Maddi Paisley. Ribbon is from Micheal's and little gems from JoAnn's Fabrics.
I hope you'll come along and play with us this challenge. 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Good Morning and Happy March to you all! I can't believe we're already starting the 3rd month of the year, where did Jan. and Feb. disappear to? Over at Midnight Madness we have another sketch for you and this one is good for the whole month, so you've got plenty of time to play along with us. For my project this time I decided to alter a little notebook that I've had for a while. It wasn't very exciting to look at and needed a little tlc! I love how it turned out and this is definately one of my favorite images from Priscilla.

You are welcome to submit up to four projects using the sketches provided as a guide. We may add some fun twists with themes too. The themes are merely for inspirations and not required to play our sketch challenges. We will continue to award the Gold Star and Remarkable awards each month as well as a prize each month. We hope you will have fun working with our sketches and will be inspired by the fabulous Midnight Madness Design Teams Work. This weeks's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

You are more than welcome to enter up to 4 cards during the whole month of MARCH.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
The MMSC135 Gold Star Awards goes to...
8. sassy
Our Remarkables Awards for MMSC135 go to the following...
9. An
12. Kathy Curry
14. *Vicki*
Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
Our MMSC135 Bonus Winner is ...
35. CG
Our MMSC135 sponsor is....
$10 Gift Voucher redeemable for any digi images in the "priscillastyles" Store
Stop by and check out all the new images!!
GC redeemable for digis only

Here is this months fancy sketch and for an added twists we would like to challenge you to "make it Green". Break out all your Green craft supplies and get busy :) Themes are merely for inspiration and not a requirement to play...Looking forward to seeing all the entries this month..
Here are some closeups of my altered book
Making each moment count! I sure hope you are
The final touch!

 Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope to see you over at
Midnight Madness in this months challenge!
Have a beautiful day~!