Monday, September 25, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1739 Anything Goes!


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Digital Delights.

For my card I used Rocky Goes Fishing digi stamp provided by the sponsor.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1739 this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Yellow & Turquoise


This week's CAS Challenge at the Outlawz is to use the colors Yellow and Turquoise!  And, I'm excited to announce that I'm a member of The Outlawz CAS Challenge team!

For my card I used the It's No Secret stamp set from Simon Says Stamp stamping the balloons using the challenge colors of yellow and turquoise.

We hope you'll share your CAS cards using yellow and turquoise!  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's challenge at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode is to use pink, yellow,m and brown.

Bugaboo Digi Stamps is the sponsor.  I'm using the For You From Me Flower digi stamp provided by the sponsor.

I colored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.

We hope you'll join in the Paper A La Mode challenge fun found HERE.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


I created my card for The Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I used a stamp and sentiment from the Unity Stamp Company February 2017 KOTM Unexpected Places to create my card.  Cardstock and DSP from my stash.  The leaf is from Studio Calico Mistables colored using Chameleon markers.

When you enter the challenge you are entered to win a prize from one of the many sponsors!  You can enter the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration


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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Use some scraps!


I'm guest designing again this week for The Outlawz CAS Challenge.  The theme is use some scraps on your card or project.
For my card, I use a scrap piece of watercolored paper, and scraps of white, pink, and green to create the die cuts.

We hope you'll use some scraps and share your creations with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Use Punches and/or Dies


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge is to use dies and/or punches to create your card or project.

For my card, I used dies from Cheery Lynn Designs to create the lattice background, the floral sprig, and butterfly.  The sentiment is a wooden embellishment from my stash.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects with us this month at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Oh Boy! What Next!



The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is to create a card or project with a "boy" theme that makes you say, Oh, Boy!  What Next!  The theme hostess is Agata.

For my card, I use circle and oval punches to create a sweet little bear face to announce a welcome little one card.

We hope you'll share your "boy" themed cards with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Monday, September 11, 2017

The PIP Challenge - Anything Goes



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

For my card I used the Butterfly Blossoms digi stamp from the sponsor.  I colored the imge using chalk pastels.

We hope you'll share your Anything Goes cards or projects with us at The PIP Challenge found HERE.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge


I'm guest designing again this week for The Outlawz CAS Challenge!

The theme is to add anything to your card or project that starts with the first letter of your first name.  For my card, I used V for Vellum!  I used an embossing folder to create the card front, colored the images and then overlayed using vellum.

We hope you'll share with us your CAS cards using this week's theme.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


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

The challenge sponsor is A Creative Need.  The image I used was provided by the sponsor called Wedding Ring Bouquet.

You can find the challenge HERE.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Pirates!


I'm guest designing for The Outlawz CAS Pirates Challenge this week!

For my card, I used the cute image from the Stampin Up Ahoy, Matey stamp set.

We hope you'll share your CAS pirate themed cards with us at the CAS Challenge.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration - Flat Shaker card


I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today sharing  this Flat Shaker Card.  Details can be found on the DRU Blog found HERE.

Monday, August 28, 2017

PIP Challenge 1735 - Anything Goes


This week's PIP Challenge #1735 is sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter digi stamps.

For my card, I used the Flower Ant digi stamp provided by the sponsor.

I used a Frantic Stamper die to create the card base and layering panel.  I colored the image using Chameleon Colored Pencils and gamsol and embellished with a double loop bow and some enamel dots.

We hope you'll share our cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1735 found HERE.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Paper A La Mode Anything Goes Challenge


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge is anything goes.  The sponsor is Odd Ball Art Stamps.  For my card I used the Cute Seahorse digi stamp from the sponsor.

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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes!


I'm happy to host the anything goes challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

For my card I used the Penny Black The Unfolding cling stamp.  I colored directly to the stamp using Tombow markers and spritzing with water before stamping onto the cardstock.  A very simple card using a sentiment from a Stampin Up stamp set.

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration


This sweet hedgehog notecard using Penny Black dies found at the Dies R Us online store is on the Dies R Us Inspirtion blog and facebook page today!  Details on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

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.