Thursday, April 30, 2009

OPEN CALL for Design Team Members!!!

The creators of Doodle Palace are currently seeking 4 FUN, TALENTED, and CREATIVE designers to provide unique and inspiring interpretations using our digi stamps each week. Previous design team experience is not necessary and this call is open to both U.S. and International CardMakers.
We have already asked 2 VERY talented ladies to be our Senior Designers and we are looking for at least 4 other designers to join our team for a 4 month period. And best of all, you get FREE digital stamps to use indefinitely!
How to Apply:
Simply leave us a comment and tell us a little bit about yourself ( a sentence or two) with a link to one of the following: 1) your blog post showing your submission including 3 pictures of your creations; 2) your gallery of handmade cards/projects; or 3) simply email us at least three color pictures of your creations no later than Midnight on Wednesday May 8th.
Must have a blog and post frequently (at least once a week)
Must put our blog link on your blog
Must create 3 cards/projects per month
email inquires to:
Submissions due by: Midnight on Wednesday, May 6, 2009
We will notify each new Designer by: Friday May 8th
Design Team announcement on Doodle Palace Blog: Monday, May 11th
Design Teams first card postings reveal: Monday, May 18th
We are SO excited to see your work!! Thank you and Good Luck!!

Look What These Ladies Did Last Night!!!

We sent out quite a few FREE Digital Stamps yesterday in response to our "You've Been Stamped" campaign and Crafting Joanne and Peggy of The Wired Angel both sent us pics of the images they chose used in projects. These girls are on the BALL! I wish I had that kind of energy! LOL

First, Joanne of Crafting Joanne created this card using Frog Dropping By On A Leaf. She colored the image with copic markers, used layers of papers, ink, brads and other embellishments to give this card lots of personality. We love the way the image is partially cut out! TOO CUTE Joanne! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us!

Next, Peggy Marsh of The Wired Angel used Rain Bear to create this great Miss You card. She used great bright, vibrant colors in Prisma Pencils and a blender pen. Her shading is wonderful! She says the bear looks sad to her so she titled the card Sure Do Miss You! What a fun card! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


For the next few days, Dee and I will be blog hopping and “stamping” blogs that we think are so CUTE.

Has your blog been stamped???? You have such a CUTE BLOG!!!!!!!!
You win a FREE digital stamp of your choice!!!!

Simply visit our etsy shop HERE, choose your favorite stamp, and leave a comment here with a link to your BLOG, your EMAIL address, and the name of your STAMP of choice, and we will email it to you in jpeg format.

Do you have to do anything???
All we ask is that you follow our blog and add our link to yours! How simple is that! Be the first to know when we add new digi images, see creations from our design team, win blog candy, get freebies, etc!

Psssssstttt….we are also looking for design team members! Think you might be interested? Come back soon to learn how to apply!

Our Newest Digital Images

We have added two adorable new images this week. You can purchase these stamps and others at our etsy store HERE or by clicking the image below.

USS Ark by DeeAdd Image
Henry the Horse by Robin

Be sure and check back frequently! We add new images every week!

Rain Bear by Allie and Dee

Here are two great cards created with our Rain Bear image. Both artists used pop dots to raise certain pieces of the image creating a 3-D effect and giving the image much more interest.

Dee of DeesDivineDesigns added clear glaze to the umbrella then 'popped' it with foam dots. She also 'popped' the rubber boots. I love the distressing on the paper edges! What a great job! Thanks Dee, just super!

Allie of AlliesCreativeDesigns 'popped' the rain hat and the water lending interest to both the top and the bottom of the image! She also used clear embossing on the raindrops for a 'wet' look as well as dimension! Thanks SO much Allie, he is SO cute!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Take a look as these WONDERFUL cards!!

We are so very lucky to have some great friends who are extremely creative. These are cards created using two of our digital stamp images by Allie and Anjou!

This image is titled Frog just dropping by on a leaf and Allie of AlliesCreativeDesigns used bright colors in Copic Markers, Colored Pencils and Embossing to make this image really pop. She cut the image out and used pop dots for a 3-D effect and used machine stitching, grosgrain ribbon and flowers to complete the look.

This image is Buddy the puppy gets ball for birthday and again, Allie did a wonderful job! She used DCWV Pet Stack papers, canvas paw print ribbons and Spellbinders nesting dies as well as Colored Pencils and pop dots. He is SO cute! Make sure you go by her blog because she is always creating!!

This is the Frog image again, this time used by Anjou of Dreaming in Color. She used patterned papers, embossing, silk - paper - & - felt flowers as well as brads to give this card extra dimension. She entered this card in Digital Tuesday Challenge! What a great job and we LOVE it! Thanks Anjou! Make sure you visit her blog!

It is SO much fun to see what others create using the same thing. We all have a different way of seeing things and can come up with completely different end projects.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Howdy! Welcome to Doodle Palace Digital Stamps

Robin and I would like to officially welcome everyone to our new blog! We are Doodle Palace digital stamps. We are located in Bryan/College Station, TX (home of the Texas Aggies WHOOP!) and we both have a tremendous passion for creating unique papercraft items. We both scrapbook and make cards using many different media to create items that are beautiful but also fun and textural. The lumpier the better! =) We have both drawn our own paper piecing patterns for our items, and still do, but thought, "What about creating stamps"? First we looked into creating actual rubber stamps but geez are they expensive, then started blog hopping and doing some internet research to find that Digital Stamps were new and people seemed to love them. Robin, being much more computer literate than I, figured out how to vectorize a hand-drawn image to create the professional looking final project that we are offering now on Etsy. It is a tedious process with nodes and bumping and ....that's all I know... =) lol!

We each have our own style and before long you will be able to tell right away which stamp was drawn by whom but we are a team and they are all Doodle Palace digital stamps! =) We are going to try really hard to create images that are versatile and can be used for many different themed items. The bears will mostly be unisex so that they can be used for boys or girls. We are not planning on putting sayings but are discussing creating doc files with sayings that you can change into whatever font you like and in any configuration to fit your project. These are just a few of the things we are working on at the moment.

We will be adding new images every week. It will depend on just how much we have been able to create each week as to how many images will be added, but 2 seems like a nice round number right now. We are also planning to have bloggy give aways. So, for following and linking our blog to yours, you will be given a FREE image to play with! Cool, huh?

Please come back and visit again! We will have lots more to add in the next few days and we will also post detailed instructions on any technique we think you may find interesting, from Blender Pens, to Watercolor Crayons to Copic Markers and Mineral Spirits. See Ya Soon!