Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Birthday theme


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge theme is Birthday and is hosted by DT member Tracey.

For my card I used an image from a Unity KOTM.  I used Prima watercolor paper and colored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.

We hope you share your birthday cards/projects with us this month at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The PIP Challenge - Anything Goes


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by MHK Designs.

For my card, I used the MHK Designs Sea Creatures Digi set.  The background was created using Distress Oxide Inks.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge; you can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Use Buttons!


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge is to use buttons on your card/project.  The image sponsor is Dr. Digis House of Stamps.

For my card I used dies from Gina Marie Designs to create the card base and layering panel.  The image was colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects using buttons with us; you can find the challenge HERE.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Harvest Hoedown


The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge theme is Harvest Hoedown (tractors, scarecrows, etc).  The theme was chosen by DT member Darlene.

For my card, I used a retired Stampin Up set called Happy Fall Y'all.  The pumpkin was die cut from a Gina Marie Designs die set.  I stamped and colored the image directly onto the designer paper using Chameleon Colored Pencils and gamsol.

We hope you'll share your Harvest Hoedown cards/projects with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration


My card is on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today.  Details can be found HERE.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The PIP Challenges #1731


PIP Challenge #1731 has a theme of "circles."  This week's sponsor is Di's Digis.  I used the Pots of Hedgehog Love  digi image from the sponsor.

For my card, I used a Spellbinders large circle die to create the card base.  The image was colored using Chameleon Markers.  The background circles were created using a circle stamp from Altenew.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects using the circle theme with us at the PIP Challenge #1731 found HERE.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Paper A La Mode Challenge


The Paper A La Mode challenge theme this week is Christmas in July.  Details can be found on The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Boys to Men



The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge is Boys to Men, make it masculine.  The theme was chosen by Terri.

For my card, I used images from the June Hero Arts safari stamp kit.  The images and sentiment could be for any age boy or man.

We hope you'll share your boys to men (masculine) cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration ... Fun With Pinwheels!



I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today sharing these two projects using pinwheels!  Be sure to check the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog for all the details.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration...


I'm up on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today sharing an elegant wedding card that only took minutes to create!  All the info and details found here on the DRU Inspiration Blog!

Monday, July 17, 2017

PIP Challenge 1729


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook.

For my card, I used stamps from my stash to create a CAS watercolored image.  The PIP Challenge is anything goes.  We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week; when you share your project you'll be entered for a random draw gift from the sponsor.

You can find the PIP Challenge HERE.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Inspired by a Song


The Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge theme this week is to create a card/project inspired by a song!

Lemon Shortbread is the sponsor.

I used an image provided by the sponsor called Surfer Girl!  The song inspiration I chose is Surfer Girl by the Beach Boys!  I created a Z-fold card using ocean papers along with the image colored using Chameleon markers.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects that are inspired by a song with us at The Paper A La Mode challenge found HERE.

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Thinking of You or Sympathy


The Sparkles Challenge theme was chosen by Cathy, to create a Thinking of You or Sympathy card/project.

I created a CAS sympathy card by masking the sides of the layering panel with a cutout circle and sponging distress oxide inks before stamping the images.

We hope you'll share your thinking of you or sympathy cards with us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Where in the World...


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is to create a card or project showing something about the country and/or state in which you live.

By chance, I found this Greetings from Indiana stamp at CreekBank Creations while attending a craft retreat a couple months ago.  There you have it, I live in Indiana, the state bird is the Cardinal, the state flower is the Peony.  The stamp was inked using Memento Black ink, the Cardinal was die cut from a Tim Holtz die and colored using chameleon markers.  The background was stamped using the Penny Black Peony stamp, and the little "peony" was created using circle punches!  (I really like the way my card turned out!)

We hope you'll create and share a little something with us about where you live.  You can find The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge HERE.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog - Country Chickens!





I have two fun cards posted on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today!

You can find the details on the DRU Blog HERE.

Monday, July 3, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1727


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Sparkle n Sprinkle.

For my card I used the Jefferson Digital Stamp provided by the sponsor.

I used a Gina Marie Designs die for the images and sentiment; colored the images using Chameleon markers and made a double loop bow to embellish my easy-peasy card!

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenges, anything goes!  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Favorite Technique


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge is to use your favorite technique.

The challenge is being sponsored by
and 

For my card I used Bunnies In The Boat provided by Sasayaki Glitter.

One of my favorite techniques is watercolor.  The image was printed on Canson 140lb Watercolor paper.  I used a water brush and Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to color the image.  The anchor embellishment is from a string of beads!

We hope you'll share your favorite technique with us at the Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 8




For today's Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop entry I created a yellow/lemon yellow background on watercolor paper using Brusho pigment powders.  The coffee cup was die cut from Penny Black Love Cup die set and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  The sentiment is from PTI Flipping Out stamp set.  The fishtail banner die is from Frantic Stamper.

Today is the last day of the bloghop and what fun it has been!  You can enter the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop HERE.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 7




Entering my card in the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

I used scraps of cardstock to create the background squares; the dies are from the Frantic Stamper Your Cup of Tea and Scallop Border Trio.  The cup embellishment trims were colored using Chameleon markers.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 6



Tea, not really my first choice (because coffee is my first love!), but I couldn't pass up this cute pair from the Doodlebug Cream and Sugar papers.  Background papers also from that paper pack.

Entering my card in the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop HERE.

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Buttons!


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is to use buttons on your project.

To create my card, I used White and Black cardstock, Pebbles Dotted Designer Paper, Pocket Pal Scor-dies Button card, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Dritz Buttons, LaMode Buttons, button shank remover, an embossing folder, and gems.

We hope you'll use some buttons on your project and share with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge found HERE.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 5


Today's cup of goodness includes a cup of tea!

I'm entering my card in the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

For my card I used the Mark's Finest Papers (MFP) Flora Tea stamp set.


When you submit an entry you are also entered to win a fabulous prize from one of the sponsors!

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog


My creation is on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today!  

Details can be found HERE.

Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 4



Today's coffee card was created using several dies and a fun coffee sentiment!

Frantic Stamper Color Block #2 panel die
Latina Crafter I'm No Quitter die
Latina Crafter One Cup at a Time die
The Ton Coffee die
sentiment from Jillian Vance Coffee sentiment stamp set

I'm entering my card in the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop found HERE.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 3


Created for the 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop

For my card I used the Need Coffee stamp and die set from Pink & Main.  The watercolor background was created using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink; the image was watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and aqua brush.


CWWC Challenge


The CWWC Challenge is to use an image!  The sponsor is Moonflower Digi Stamps.  I used Kimiko the Phoenix Maiden image from sponsor for my card.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects with us at the CWWC Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 2




I used Stampin Up Perfect Blend and Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets for my easy peasy, CAS fun card.  The background was stamped and splattered using Distress Oxide inks.

You can enter your summer coffee cards/projects at the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop found HERE.

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Different Fold


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is to use a different card fold.

The challenge sponsors are

For my card, I used Hippie Flower Power Peace Van from Odd Ball Art and created a pop-out fold card.  The image was colored using Chameleon markers.  The designer paper is from my stash.  The die cut sentiment is from Cheery Lynn Designs Bohemian Words.

We hope you'll share your differnt card folds with us this week at the Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop



Yay!  It's time for the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

For my card, I used Colby's Caffeine from Whipper Snapper Designs, Inc., and a coffee sentiment from Jillian Vance.  Image was colored using Chameleon markers.  Background paper is from Stampin Up.

The bloghop has lots of sponsors; when you enter you are entered to win a prize from one of the fabulous sponsors!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Double D Challenge - Anything Wedding!


I'm entering my card in the Double D Challenge; the theme is Anything Wedding using this mood board:


For my card I used Ornate Hearts die set from Our Daily Bread Designs and a die from the Spellbinders Ribbon Banner die set.  The background designer paper is from a paper pack called Blush Glam from Craft Smith; the heart was die cut from a scrap piece of designer paper from my stash.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration


Hello Dies R Us friends!  I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with this colorful and easy card!  Please visit the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog for details.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1725


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

For my card I used the Chase Your Dreams digi stamp from the sponsor.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects with us this week at the PIP Challenge....always anything goes!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - All Tied Up!


A Creative Need is this week's sponsor.

The challenge is to use ribbon or twine.  

For my card I used the  Daffodils digital image from the sponsor.  I die cut the deckled panels using a die from Frantic Stamper.  The image was colored using chalk pastels.

We hope you'll share your ribbon or twine creations with us at the Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sparkles Challenge #93 - Embossing (Heat or Dry)


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge is to use embossing (heat or dry).  I chose to use an embossing folder to create a dry embossed background.  The colorful center was created by masking the sides of the panel and inking with distress inks and rubbing the inked area using Perfect Pearls powder.  The panel was then embossed with the folder.  The die cut hello is from Cheery Lynn Designs Bohemian Words dies.  The butterfly is punched from a Martha Stewart punch.

We hope you'll share your embossed creations with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Imagination


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is Anything Goes - Use Your Imagination!  The challenge hostess is Agata.

For my card, I created the background using Distress Oxide Inks and a water mister.  The die cut image is from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea collection.  I embellished using small pearls.

We hope you'll share your anything goes projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters found HERE.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration


I'm sharing on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today.

Details can be found on the Dies R Us blog found HERE.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

CWWC Challenge - Make it Shabby Chic




The CWWC Challenge is to create a Shabby Chic card/project.

For my card, I used designer papers from Our Daily Bread Designs, lace, and a CheeryLynn Designs die cut flower.  The sentiment is a stampabilities stamp.

We hope you'll share your shabby chic projects with us at the CWWC Challenge found HERE.

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - One Layer Card


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is to create a one layer card.  

Our sponsors are
and

For my card, I used  The Cat's Whiskers from All Dressed Up.

I used a Martha Stewart heart border punch to create the side border.  I colored the image using Chameleon markers.

We hope you'll share your one layer cards with us this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Monday, June 5, 2017

PIP Challenge #1723


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said Digital Stamps.

For my card I used the Scribbled Floral digi stamp.

We hope you'll share your anything goes cards / projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1723 found HERE