Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Snowmen


The theme for this week's CAS challenge is snowmen!

For my card, I used the Snow Dudes image and die from Paper Smooches.  The snow hills are die cutfrom glitter cardstock using a PTI die.  Dotted patterned paper from my stash.

We hope you'll share your snowman cards/projects with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge HERE.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Gatefold Card


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

The challenge sponsor is QKRStampede Digi Stamps.

For my card, I used Christmas Cheer digi image provided by the sponsor.

The gatefold cardbase panels are layered using red gingham designer paper.  The image was colored using Chameleon Markers.  The candycane was colored using a red glitter pen.

We hope you'll share your gatefold cards with us at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Friday, December 15, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 8



For today's Coffee Lovers entry I created quick and easy using a coffee sticker from my stash, Pebbles, Inc. cardbase, and embellished using a double gingham bow.  I used a red glitter pen to color the little flowers.

When you enter the 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop you are entered to win a prize from the fabulous sponsors!

The Sparkles Monthly Challenge #99


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge this month is to create a quickie Christmas card.

For my card, I created a watercolor wash background in blues; created another wash using green inks and die cut using a tree die from Little B Designs.  Adhered the tree die to the blue wash background and stamped the sentiment to create a quickie Christmas card.

We hope you'll share your Quickie Christmas cards with us this month at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 7



This is day 7 of the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

For my card I used the MFP Java Time stamp set, stamped image and sentiment using SU Mossy Meadow ink and punched it out using a circle punch.  The snowflake designer paper is from my stash.  Cardbase is SU Crumb Cake CS.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 6



My card for today's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was created using a stamp and die set from Hero Arts.  Inks used:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Evergreen Bough Distress ink.  PTI Ric-rac die used for the trim.  Designer paper from my stash.

When you participate in the Coffee Lovers Blog you are entered to win a prize from one of the fabulous sponsors!

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - It's All About Christmas


It's All About Christmas at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

For my card I used the Winter Unicorn stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn, snowflakes from Technique Tuesday, and dies from Gina Marie Designs.

We hope you'll share your It's All About Christmas cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 5



For today's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I created a gift card holder using a tissue paper tube.

I covered the tube with a piece of designer paper, die cut the word coffee using a die from The Ton, the circles are from Memory Box dies, the image is To Go Cup from Amuse stamps.  A gift card fits perfectly into the opening of the holder.  The opening is secured using a piece of ribbon.

Monday, December 11, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 4



Card created for today's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 4!

I used the Comfort to Go stamp set from Unity Stamp Company.  Stamped the image and sentiment using SU Marina Mist ink.  The die cut panel is Spellbinders A2 Polka Dots.  Embellished with a gingham double bow.

The 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop can be found HERE.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 3



One of my favorite time's of the year....the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

For my card, I used the Stampendous Coffee Changito image and Two Cup Day sentiment.  Image colored using Chameleon Colored Pencils and Gamsol.  Rectangle and Circle Dies are from Memory Box.  Background dotted paper from my stash.

You can enter your winter coffee cards at the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop found HERE.

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Use Something Never Used Before


This week's CAS Challenge is to use something you've not used before.  For my card, I used the Lawn Fawn Yeti stamp set and matching dies...never been used until now!  The background snowflakes were stamped in pink using a snowflake stamp from Technique Tuesday.

We hope you'll find something in your stash that you've not used before and then share your creation with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 2




For my card, I used the Joy to Go stamp set from Unity Stamp Co.  The cardstock is 100% Cotton Watercolor, stamped image using Black Archival Ink, watercolored using an aquabrush and Zig Pearlescent Watercolors.  I enjoy creating shaped cards using dies; for this card I used the Spellbinders Grand Label Four.

When you participate in the blog hop you are entered to win a prize from one of the fabulous sponsors.  

You can find the Winter Blog Hop HERE.

Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 1



Today begins the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

For my card I used Coffee Cafe from Inkadinkado and the cup stamp and die from Latina Crafter One Cup at a Time.  The cardbase is from Pebbles, Inc., cardstock:  crumb cake and red.  Die is from Gina Marie Designs; coffee cup colored used Chameleon markers.  The felt holly embellishment is from Stampin Up.  I sponged Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink around the image to soften the edges.

The 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop can be found HERE.  

When you participate you are entered to win a prize from one of the fabulous sponsors.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

HMFMC # 255 Anything Goes OR Birthday in December!



My grandson Delt was born on Christmas Day so when I created my card I had Delt in mind.  I used the House Mouse Wrapped and Ready stamp, stamped with Memento Black ink, colored the image using Chameleon markers, and die cut using Spellbinders Diamond Effects die, then adhered it to a green cardbase, embellished with a green gingham double bow.  I used a pencil eraser dabbed in blue ink to create a few subtle splatterings of "confetti or snow" on the background then sponged the background using light blue ink.

Entering my card in the HMFMC #255 challenge.

Monday, December 4, 2017

PIP Challenge #1749


This week's PIP Challenge #1749 sponsor is Digital Delights.
For my card, I used Christmas Ewan Mouse digi image.  I colored the image using Chameleon Markers and Glitter pens.

The PIP Challenges are always anything goes; when you share your creations with us you are entered to win a prize from that sponsor.  You can enter your cards/projects HERE.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Christmas!


The CAS Challenge this week is to create a Christmas card!

For my card I used a Memory Box die.  Very CAS and easy card to create.

We hope you'll share your CAS cards with us this week at The Outlawz CAS Challenge.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Make It Square


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is to create a square card/project.

Bugaboo Digi Stamps is this week's sponsor.  I used  Make It Snappy Birthday Chickie digital stamp for my DT card.

We hope you'll share your square cards with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Buttons


The Outlawz CAS challenge this week is to use buttons on your card/project.

For my card, I used a Pebbles, Inc. dotted cardbase, a scrap piece of purple cardstock, and used the Scor-Dies Pocket PenPals Basics B die for the button card.  Snowflake buttons from my stash, a metallic white ribbon to embellish.

We hope you'll share your cards using button(s) with us this week at The Outlawz CAS Button Challenge.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Give Thanks


I'm hosting the Give Thanks challenge on The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog.

For my card, I created a shaped card using the Unity Stamp Shop Pumpkin Blossoms stamp set.  I stamped the image using Archival Ink and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.  The dies used are Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels 4.

We hope you'll share your give thanks cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration - Disney Vintage Minnie Mouse


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

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Monday, November 20, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1747


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

For my card, I used Miss J.J. Coffee provided by the sponsor.

I colored the image using Chameleon markers and die cut it using Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle dies.  I embellished the corners using coffee cup washi tape.

We hope you'll share your anything goes cards/projects with us this week at the PIP Challenge #1747

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Thank You


The CAS Challenge this week is to create a thank you card/project.

For my card, I used the Floral Statements stamp set from Stampin Up.  I used Archival ink on watercolor paper and watercolored the image using an aqua brush and zig watercolor pens.  I embellished using some small gems.

We hope you'll share your CAS thank you cards with us this week at The Outlawz CAS Challenge.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Create a Long Card


The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge Sponsor this week is OddBallArtCo.
For my card I used  Zeddy Get Bobo image #212 image provided by the sponsor.  
The challenge is to create a long card that will fit into a business size envelope (approximate card size is 4" x 9 1/4")
We hope you'll share your "long cards" with us at the Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge this week.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - White Christmas


White Christmas is the theme of this month's Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

For my card, I chose to create a white on white card using a die from Gina Marie Designs.  I embellished using a white ribbon bow and snowflake button.

We hope you'll share your White Christmas creations with us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Use a Corner Punch


This week's CAS challenge is use a corner punch on your creation.

For my card, I used a corner rounder on opposite corners of my CAS card.  The stamp and sentiment are from a Unity Stamp Company KOTM.

We hope you'll share your CAS creations with us this week at The Outlawz CAS Challenge.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Let the Sparkle Fly!


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is "Let the Sparkle Fly" (anything with bling and sparkle!)  The theme was chosen by Dar.

For my card, I used the Stampin Up Star of Light stamp set and matching dies.  The star was die cut using glitter cardstock.  The images were stamped on white cardstock using Night of Navy ink.  Cardstock used:  Navy, light blue Glimmer Paper, Silver Glitter paper, and white cardstock.

We hope you'll share your sparkle and bling cards with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Monday, November 6, 2017

The PIP Challenge 1745


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook.  PIP Challenges are always anything goes!

For my card, I used Newton Loves Coffee stamp set.  I colored the image using Chameleon Colored Pencils and Gamsol.  The plaid DP is from a Lawn Fawn paper pack.

We hope you'll share your creations with us at The PIP Challenge this week.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge -


The Outlawz CAS challenge is to use only a third of your cardbase.

For my card, I used some items that were on my craft desk that I had not used for other projects so used these elements to create my CAS card:  a pinwheel, a leaf, a couple strips of cardstock scrap.  The sentiment is from the SU Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

We hope you'll play along with the CAS challenge this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Embellish It


This week's challenge at Paper A La Mode is to "embellish it."  

The sponsor is Toadstool Printables

For my card I used Mama Mouse with Pie.  I embellished using gingham ribbon, a pearl, and a punched lace boarder.  The image was colored using Chameleon markers.

We hope you'll share your "embellished projects" with us this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Courage is My Strength


I was inspired by the Unity Show & Tell challenge on Facebook to use stripes and plaids with  an Angie Girl image.  I decided to use the plaids and stripes to use a different image.  I love butterflies and as a breast cancer survivor I decided to create a plaid butterfly using the Unity Stamp Company Courage Is My Strength stamp set.  I created the background using distress inks, water mister, and watercolor paper.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Pumpkins


This week's CAS challenge at The Outlawz is to create a card that has pumpkins on it.  For my card, I used an image from a Unity KOTM.

We hope you'll share your pumpkin cards with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge.

Dies R Us Inspiration - Autumn Wreath


I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today.  To see how I created this autumn wreath card using dies found at the Dies R Us Online store visit the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - I See Spots!


The challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is to create a card or project with dots (embossed dots, dotted ribbon, dotted paper, etc.)  Terri is our challenge hostess.

For my card I used dotted paper and dotted ribbon.  The stamp is one I purchased a long time ago from the dollar bin at Michaels!

We hope you'll "see spots" and share your creations with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration


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

Monday, October 23, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1743


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

For my card I used the Nuthatch digi stamp provided by the sponsor.  I colored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and Aqua Brush.

We hope you'll share with us at The PIP Challenges where it's always anything goes!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Cat or Dog!


This week's CAS Challenge is to use a cat or dog on your creation!

For my card I used one of the cats from Tim Holtz Crazy Cats stamp set.

We hope you'll share your cat or dog creations with us this week at The Outlawz CAS Challenge!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Outlaws Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge is to create a fall or halloween card.  The challenge sponsor is SheepSki Designs.

For my fall card I used the Sunflowers Image no. 12 provided by the sponsor.  I printed the image onto Bristol cardstock and colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.  The sentiment is from a retired MFP stamp set.

We hope you'll share your fall or Halloween cards with us at the Paper A La Mode Challenge this week.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Halloween


This week's CAS Challenge is to create a Halloween card!

For my card I used a stamp set from MFP called What a Scream!

We hope you'll share your CAS Halloween cards/projects with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge this week.

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Autumn Colors


This month's Sparkles Challenge is to create a card/project using autumn colorts.

For my card, used the Stampin Up French Script stamp set.

We hope you will share your Autumn Colors cards with us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.