Friday, January 29, 2010

Freebie- Please don't share my images!

I have received many emails from loyal followers who have told me that people are sharing my images with each other. Some are purchasing them and others are receiving them as a Freebie and then sharing with friends or family to have a collection!

I am sending this Freebie as a reminder that it is NOT OK to share my images with your friends! I have the names, blogs and addresses of EVERYONE who has either purchased an image or received one as a freebie. That email proves that YOU are registered owner of that image. When you received the email, I included my Angel Policy which clearly says that these images are for your PERSONAL USE ONLY and not to be shared with anyone. You can print out a few copies so you can make cards with your children or grandchildren, that's OK. But anything else is illegal and unethical.

I am an artist and this is how I make my living! You are stealing money from me and other digi artists, when you share your images. It is also unfair to the many honest followers who DO purchase stamps from me. If this practice continues, I may be forced to stop selling my digi images rather than risk them being stolen.

Digi stamps are a new concept. I really think people who are doing this don't understand the damage they are doing to artists by digi sharing. I believe there is good in all people- so please- if you have either purchased an image from me or received a Freebie and shared it, call your friends immediately and tell them to either purchase the image or delete it, before Monday. YOU are responsible for your own image.

If you have received a shared image, purchase it NOW or delete it immediately. You must do this before Monday. People are purchasing images and I won't know the difference if you are a person who wants a new image or if you are "buying" your shared image. If you don't want to purchase your "shared" image then delete it and never use it again.

On Monday, I will begin the process of seeking out illegal images. If you are caught with one you won't be able to join in Challenges or purchase images from me in the future. Is it really worth it? I don't think so but it is up to you. Also on Monday, all of you followers who still want me to keep drawing Bigsby and Herbert, please email me at when you see a card posted with my image. I will check it against my list of Stamp Owners to see if it is from a registered owner.

With your help I hope we can bring an end to sharing digi images.

Thanks, Karen and Bigsby

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Follower Freebie Reminder!!

This is a reminder that the Follower Freebie will end on January 31st at 11:59PM CST. We can't call it a 400 Follower Freebie anymore because now we have over 660 Followers. Can you believe it???? Here are the RULES in case you forgot. Please follow these rules to get your free image.
Before Jan 31st YOU either become a NEW follower or you already ARE a follower!
Email me at with the following information:
1. Your follower name
2. Your blog address (Only if you have one)
3. If you do NOT have a blog, send me your Name, Address and Phone Number OR if you have purchased images from me, give me the email address used to purchase the images.
4. Add one of my blinkies to your sidebar (only if you have one)
5. Tell me what image you want to receive (Anything except Nutsy Fun)
Thank you so much! Hugs,

Penguin Cupcake

This image was requested by Debb, one of our new followers. :-) It was listed under Penguin New Years as another option. Thanks, Debb:-) Enjoy!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pretty Unicorn

You are certain to love this pretty little Unicorn :-)
This file includes 6 extra flowers to print out and use for decoration. The PNG image has a transparent background so you can layer the flowers over the Unicorn and you don't have to cut them out. One of the many benefits of Digi's :-)Enjoy!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fairy Fun

I had many requests for a Fairy so here she is! I hope you enjoy her :-)

Bath Time

Baths are so much fun especially with your Rubber Duckie! Enjoy :-)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Do you need to have a blog to get your freebie?

Hi everyone :-) Here are some answers to FAQ about receiving a free image!
Q: I am a follower but I don't have a blog? Can I still get a Freebie?
A: Yes you can still get a free image. Email the following information to

1. Your Follower Name
2. Include your Full Name, address and phone number and requested Image Name

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trouble sending an email for 400 Followers?

The new email account I set up for the 400 Follower Freebie is no longer working. Because so many of you sent an email, Google thought it was SPAM and closed the email account for a day. Yikes! If you have NOT received an image please send your email to Thank you for the positive response :-)
Hugs :-)

400 Follower Freebie?

Do you believe it? In only 2 months we have grown to 400 followers. This is truly incredible and I want to thank all of you! How? With a 400 follower freebie of course! But, this will not be like other freebies I have done before where I have posted an image for you. This time YOU get to PICK your OWN Image! That's right! Here are the details of how you can receive a FREE image of your choice!

1. You are a follower already
2. Become a follower before February 1st, 2010
3. Stay a follower :-) Sorry - you can't become a follower one day, receive a free image and then stop following. This free gift is for loyal followers only :-)
4. Put one of my Blinkies on your blog with a link back to Karen's Doodles (I do hope you like my images enough to keep the blinkie on your blog)

After you have completed all of these, email me at with your blog address, your follower name, and your requested image. This free offer is valid for ANY image from my site that I have posted or will post up until February 1st, 2010, except for Nutsy Fun.

****Please read my Angel Policy before requesting this free image****

Thank you again and a big hug to all of you!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Time for Tea

Here is a colored version of this image that I colored with Prisma Color pencils. I start with the lightest colors first, then layer in the shadows on top, and use a darker color for each layer until I get the depth of shading I want. Then I used a blending stump dipped in Mineral Spirits to blend the colors together.
Many people requested that I make the little Herbert and Bigsby Blinkie into a stamp. Here they are! Enjoy :-)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Design Team Chosen

I would like to introduce to you our wonderful new Design Team!
Pops and Anne from the UK
Jana, Sandy, and Cindy from the US
Nicole, Renata and Marley from the Netherlands
Nancy and Gro from Norway
Annita from Denmark
I promise you that this fabulous group of Ladies with be sure to inspire you with their creativity! We will be posting some of their images over the next few days.
We are having some technical problems with the Doodle Divas Gallery (which is why you haven't seen any new posts in a while) Check back in a few days in the Gallery to see all of the images you have so kindly sent to us. Now that our Design Team is in place, we will be creating many new and exciting activities for you- Challenges, Parties, Freebies and loads of Inspiration and FUN!!!
Hugs to all of you,

Join our NEW Groups!

We have just started new groups at SNR Universe and Paper Craft Planet. Please join in on the fun! :-)

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Ok, I have to admit this is a little silly, but I wanted to draw an image of a dog and kitty getting along in peace. What better way than to do the Tango? heheh
Hugs, Karen

Friday, January 15, 2010

Puppy Love

Here is a little Puppy just waiting for you to take him home :-) Enjoy!

Cupid Teddy Bear

A little Teddy Bear to fall in love with :-) Enjoy! Hugs, Karen

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Love me Forever!

All we need is a little more love to go around, wouldn't you agree? Hugs, Karen:-)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy

People always ask me- "Will you ever run out of ideas for drawings?." LOL I don't think that is possible because I am inspired by so many things in life - a story, an experience, a photo or my crazy imagination :-) I never know where inspiration will come from next. My two new doodles came from a story and two photos :-) After I drew the Pony Love image, Callie from Crafty Callie sent me her finished card with adorable photos of her own "Little Cowgirl" Erica and "Rootin Tootin" Cowboy" Ryen. Aren't they the cutest?

My friend Dawn also told me a story about her son and his antics as a little Cowboy :-) That was my sign that little cowboys and cowgirls were the next thing to draw. Thanks Callie, Erica, Ryen and Dawn for the inspiration!

Hugs, Karen

Ride 'em Cowgirl

And here is little Erica, the inspiration for "Ride Em Cowgirl" Enjoy.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Nutsy Fun - 6 Images in One!

Many of you have requested that I create a Digi Stamp of the Squirrel in my Banner. I had sooo much fun with this little guy (his name is Nutsy) that I created 6 new stamps! Imagine this! You can create a card with Nutsy walking on the outside of the card and open the card and his acorn pops open with a different surprize every time :-) I HAD to add Bigsby to these cards because A. He is sooo cute and B. He can fit inside the acorn LOL.

If sold separately, these stamps would sell for $18.00 but I have bundled them together for $12.00 :-) Stamps are 1200 X 600 pixels each and are shipped together in a Zip File

Sunday, January 10, 2010

God's Little Angel

My drawing for today was inspired by a little girl named Emily. Her mother Dee, became a follower last week. I visited Dee's blog and saw these adorable pictures of her daughter. :-) Isn't she the sweetest?

Thanks Emily for the inspiration for my drawing today :-) She has her own blog, Emily's Rainbow World - so hop on over and pay her a visit!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Special Delivery

I would like to introduce you to Herbert the Turtle. Perla, Nancy and Chris have been begging for me to finally draw my Turtle that you have seen in my Blinkie and my Banner. I came up with the idea for this little turtle character when my daughter Krista's boyfriend Josh told me about the birth of his little nephew - Benjamin Herbert. What an adorable name :-)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Happy New Year everyone! I am so thankful for the many friends and followers who have helped this little blog grow to 268 followers in just 6 short weeks. WOW!!! My dearest friend Dawn was the biggest help of all. She taught me everything about blogging, ran the Candy contests, the Doodle Diva blog and personally contacted many of you all over the world to tell you about Karen's Doodles! Thank you Dawn!!! Be sure to visit Dawns Crafts to see all of her beautiful projects.

Do you have any suggestions about what new additions you would like to see this year? What about challenges? What would inspire you? What would be fun? How about tutorials? I was thinking about teaching my techniques for coloring with watercolor pencils. Also tutorials for drawing and shading-interested?
Please use this post for suggestions, ideas, inspirations, anything you can think of to make this little blog grow into a community of true friends:-)
Big Hugs to all of you!

Hedgehog Love

Nancy requested a little Hedgehog so I couldn't resist. I had to draw TWO of them :-)
Hugs, Karen

Monday, January 4, 2010

Skater Girl


Pony Love

Available as digi image as well as red rubber stamp.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First Kiss