Friday, December 30, 2016

The Outlawz Paper ala Mode Challenge - Show us something new!



This week's Paper ala Mode challenge sponsor is Robyn's Fetish.  I used the adorable An Elephant Never Forgets image with a new Gina Marie Designs die.  The balloon die is from Lawn Fawn.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects with us using something newly acquired to your craft stash!  You can find The Outlawz Paper ala Mode challenge HERE.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friends of Flourishes l.c Challenge - Christmas!

The Friends of Flourishes Design Team member Gloria has challenged the team to create a Christmas themed project!  The Friends of Flourishes blog post can be found HERE.

For my card, I used the Elf-n-Christmas stamp set.  This image is a digital image, I colored it using Chameleon Pens and die cut using a cloud border die from Mama Elephant.  Cardstock is from my stash; the background snowflake DP is from Dare 2B Artzy; the die cut snowflake is from my stash and the sentiment is die cut using a Word Bubble die.  

Follow these links to see the rest of the design team creations: DaviGloriaKrenShirleyToni
Vickie (u r here)

You can find the Elf-N-Christmas stamp set at the Flourishes l.c online store found HERE.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Friends of Flourishes l.c DT Challenge - Pearls and Lace


The Friends of Flourishes Design Team member Davi has challenged the team to create a card using pearls and lace!  The Friends of Flourishes blog post can be found HERE.

For my card, I used the begonia image from the Year of Flowers 3 stamp set.  This image is a digital image, I colored it using Chameleon Pens and die cut using Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle dies.  Cardstock is from my stash; the ribbon is seam binding and the lace is from my stash.  I embellshed using 2 smokey gray pearl stick pins and two small adhesive pearls in the center of each flower.

Follow these links to see the rest of the design team creations: DaviGloriaKrenShirleyToni
Vickie (u r here)

You can find the Year of Flowers 3 stamp set at the Flourishes online store.


I'm entering my card in the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #17 found HERE.

Friday, December 16, 2016

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


I call today's coffee card "Coffee with Riley!"  I used a Riley Moose stamp, colored it using Chameleon Pens, die cut coffee is a die from The Ton, banner die, and a Richard Garay embossing folder called Lumberjack Days (reminds me of a cable knit sweater!).  Embellished using snowflake gem.

Entering my card in the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop found HERE.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Stuff from my stash = quick and easy winter coffee card!  I used a Mrs. Grossman's Chalk Talk coffee sticker, some black sparkly cardstock, green ric-rac, some holly leaves, and a bow!

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Birthday Celebration!

This month The Sparkles Monthly Challenge is having a Birthday Celebration!

For my card, I used the Stampin Up Rose Wonder stamp and die sets.  I first die cut the rose and put a piece of red glitter cardstock behind the die cutout, then inlaid the die cut over the red glitter cardstock.  Stamped the sentiment and that's my card for the birthday celebration!

We hope you'll join in and share your birthday cards and/or projects with us; you can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Another one for Day 5!


The color challenge at SCS is Red, Green, and Crushed Curry, so that was the inspiration for my card!

I used the Verve Cup of Kindness digital stamp set (a freebie offered by Verve during the past Winter hop).

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 5

 

Stamped used for today's Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is from Latina Crafters One Cup at a Time.  I used MFT Stitched Stax Square Dies and the PoppyStamps Snowflake Ribbon die.  Dotted paper from my stash.

You can play along and enter your coffee/tea/cocoa creations at the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop found HERE.

Monday, December 12, 2016

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 4


I have had too much Monday already and not enough coffee this morning!  Card created for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

For the sentiment, I used the Reverse Confetti For the Love of Latte stamp set; snowflakes from Technique Tuesday, and cup is from A Muse stamp To Go Cup.  I stamped the images on a Reverse Confetti Quick Card Panel, layered it onto a snowflake embossed panel.  Added some pearls to the snowflakes and it's a quick and easy card!

I'm entering my card in the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop found HERE.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Double D Challenge - Dreaming of a White Christmas!


I love creating mostly white cards and that's the challenge at Double D Challenges... mostly white with the Dreaming of a White Christmas theme!  This is the mood board from the Double D site for inspiration:

For my card, I used scallop frames and winter scene dies from Gina Marie Designs.  A cardstock background of Metallic greenish/blue, a few small pearls for snowflakes, and a multi-looped bow to complete my card.

I'm entering my card at the Double D Challenge found HERE.

Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop - Day 3


For today's Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Stay Cozy!

For my card I used SEI plaid DSP, Hero Arts Coffee Cups Tags stamps and dies, a piece of lace from my stash.

I'm entering my card in the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop found HERE.  

When you link your winter coffee project you are entered to win a prize from one of the fabulous sponsors.

CWWC Challenge #134 - Christmas!


We are creating Christmas cards/projects for the CWWC Challenge #134!  

Sasayaki Glitter is the sponsor for this challenge.  I was provided the image Christmas Penguins from Sasayaki Glitter.

I colored the image using Copic markers; the snowflake border die cut is from Memory Box.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

We hope you'll share you Christmas cards/projects with us at the CWWC Challenge.


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop - Day 2


My entry for today's Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  

Wanna meet for coffee?!  For my card, I used an image and sentiment from the Flourishes l.c Cup Runneth Over stamp set.  The small snowflake is from Technique Tuesday Flurry snowflakes stamp set.  Background DP and lace from from my stash.

When you enter the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop you are also entered to win a prize from one of the many sponsors!  You can enter your Winter coffee project HERE.

The Outlawz Paper a la Mode Challenge - Have Yourself a Funny Little Christmas!


I absolutely adore this image and sentiment from Bugaboo Digi Stamps called Puppy - Enough Reindeer.  The image was provided by the Paper a la Mode challenge sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.

I printed the image onto Bristol multi medium cardstock and watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  I die cut is from a Stampin' Up die set.  I created a multi-looped bow using narrow ribbon to embellish.

We hope you'll share your funny/humorous Christmas cards/ projects with us this week.  You can find the challenge at The Outlawz Paper a la Mode Challenge.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop Day 1


Oh, what fun to play in the 2016 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

For my card, I used Stampendous Changito Cocoa stamp, the sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Winter Groves stamp set.

I'm linking my card HERE in the Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Flourishes l.c Stamp Review



The Friends of Flourishes design team is joining in on the Flourishes l.c Stamp Review.  

For my card, I used the Must Be Santa digital stamp set.
  


Follow these links to see the rest of the design team: DaviGloriaKrenShirleyToni
Vickie (u r here)

Thanks for joining us this week for the Flourishes l.c Stamp Review.  You can find this stamp set and many more at the Flourishes l.c online store.

I'm entering my card in the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Monday, November 28, 2016

Imagine Crafts and Flourishes l.c Cyber Monday Blog Hop


Cyber Monday Blog Hop

Thank you for joining Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts on this fabulous Cyber Monday for our first blog hop together.

We are excited to share with you our designer’s creativity using each company’s products and each designer's unique style.  


For my card I used an image and sentiment from the Flourishes lc Coastal Christmas stamp set.  I watercolored the image and used stickles glitter glue around the boat and pier to give the effect of moving water.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenge #133 - Use the Bingo Board!


The CWWC Challenge uses this Bingo Board:
I chose to go across using monochrome, snowflake, and pearl for my creation.

The sponsor is Devil Cait Designs.  I was provided the image "Tracy" by the sponsor.

We hope you'll use the bingo board and share your creation with us at CWWC Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Anything Goes


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is Anything Goes!

The challenge sponsor is Eureka stamps.  I was provided the Cool Cat with Shades image for my card.  (I love this adorable image!)  I went with a black and white color scheme.  The sentiment is from Dylusions Clearly The Right Words stamp set.

We hope you'll join in the fun at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Pearls



For my card I used an image from a retired MFP stamp set.  I stamped the image using Memento Black ink and shaded using a gray copic marker.  The flower is from a Prima floral set, the lace is from my stash, and I added two pearl head stick pins behind the flower; three small pearls embellish the image panel.  Dies used are Lil Inker Rectangle Stitched dies.

We hope you'll share your cards and/or projects with us and show us your pearls!  You can find the challenge HERE.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Giving Thanks


This week's Paper a La Mode challenge is to create a card or project that shows us something you are thankful for or use a thank you sentiment.

Our sponsor is  A Day For Daisies. 
The sponsor provided the image Bird Family on a Branch that I used for my card. 

For my card, I am thankful for family!  I printed the image onto Bristol Mixed Media cardstock and then used Distress inks to give it a watercolor effect.  To get the watercolor effect I used the corner of a distress ink cube to color directly to the printed image and then give a spritz of water  to get the ink to spread a bit and dry it using my heat tool.  I really like to look!

We hope you'll show us something you are thankful for (or use a thank you sentiment on your card or project) this week.  You can find this week's Paper A La Mode Challenge HERE.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sparkles Monthly Challenge


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge is to create a Christmas themed project/card.

For my card, I used Gina Marie Designs dies to create the shaped card.  The stamp is Inkadinkado Seasons Greetings.  I created a multi-looped bow to embellish my shaped card.

We hope you'll share your Christmas themed projects/cards with us this month.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Echoes of Kindness


I posted this CAS card to my SCS gallery a few weeks ago and wanted to share it on my blog today.  The image and sentiment are from a retired Stampin' Up set Echoes of Kindness.  I colored the image using Chameleon pens.  The angled die is from MFT.

I received so many kind words and cards for my birthday from SCS friends, blogger friends, facebook friends, and family from everywhere!  Thank you for thinking of me.  :)

CWWC - Circles!


The CWWC Challenge is to use circles on your creation!

The sponsor is Devil Cait Designs.  I was provided the image J-Ling by the sponsor.

After printing the digital image I colored it using Chameleon pens.  I embellished my card using lace and ribbon.  The background circles were embossed using an embossing folder.

We hope you'll share your creations that show circles.  The CWWC circle challenge can be found HERE

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Outlawz Challenges - Paper A La Mode Anything with Frost or Snow!


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is to add some snow or frost to your creations!

This week's sponsor is  Digi Stamp Boutique.  I used the Christmas Tweets digi image provided by the sponsor.

I colored the image using Chameleon Pens and die cut using MFT Pierced Square Stax die.  The snowflake die is from Memory Box.  The background designer paper is by Me & My Big ideas.  I embellished using adhesive pearls.

We hope you'll share your snow and/or frost cards with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Up, Up and Away!


I am excited to host The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge theme, Up, Up and Away (things that fly)!

For my card, I used the Sizzix Owl & Feathers stamp set.  I love the whimsical images in that set!  The card base and image layer are die cut from the PTI Noted Scallop A2 die.  I colored the image using Prisma Colored Pencils and gamsol.

We hope you'll go Up, Up and Away with us and share your things that fly cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Outlawz Challenge - Saturday Paper A La Mode Things with Wings!


I'm excited!  This is my first post for The Outlawz Challenges Saturday Paper A La Mode as a member of the Design Team!

This week's challenge is sponsored by Sami Stamps Shop.  I was provided the digi image Butterfly Kisses by the sponsor.  I colored the image using Chameleon Pens.

Join in the Paper A La Mode challenge this week at The Outlawz Challenges and share your things with wings cards/projects with us!




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Use a bow and ribbon!

The Eclectic Ellapu Challenge this month is to use ribbon and a bow on your card or project.
 
For my card, I created a die cut wreath and used gingham ribbon and attached a multi-looped bow for a CAS Christmas card.
 
You can enter the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge HERE.

Altered Eclectics Challenge


 
My gift box was created by recycling a cardboard tissue paper tube.  I flattened the tube and then pushed the ends to create flaps.  Now I have a small gift box!  I decorated the  box using a scrap piece of paper, some ribbon, a multi-loop bow and a piece of vintage jewelry acquired from an estate sale. 
The possibilities are unlimited when it comes to recycling these tubes (see tube below)!
 
The Altered Eclectics challenge is always anything goes as long as you use something recycled, upcycled, altered art, mixed media.  No cards, ATG cards, or scrapbook pages!
 
You can enter the Altered Eclectics Challenge HERE.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

CWWC Challenge 131 - Sketch Challenge


The CWWC Challenge uses this sketch:

The sponsor is:  

Nikki Burnette

Nikki Burnette

I was provided the Red Riding Hood digital image for my card.

We hope you'll use the CWWC sketch and share you cards with us at the CWWC Challenge Blog found HERE.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge #44 - Anything Goes!


This week's challenge at MFP Stamps is Anything Goes!

For my card, I used the Huge Blooms stamp set.  I stamped the image onto watercolor paper, then used distress inks (the small cubes) direct to the image and a little dab using a different color around the image.  Spritzed it with water to get the ink to flow a bit around the image.  

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

Friday, October 28, 2016

MFP Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to MFP 
October Blog Hop
Theme is: Thanks

NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!


I wanted to create a different sized card for today!  It measures 4 x 9.  I added a length of designer paper to the cardbase and stamped directly onto the paper using an image and sentiment from the MFP Stamp Shop Bow Hunting stamp set.

Here's the Design Team

Pam 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

MFP Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to MFP 
October Blog Hop
Theme is: Thanks


NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!



For my card I used the MFP Stamp Shop Hydrangea stamp set.  The image is watercolored.

Here's the Design Team

Pam 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - The Color Orange or Pumpkins!


For my card, I used a fun fold called "pop out swing card."  I found a video tutorial on youtube (just search the words "pop out swing card" and you'll have lots of video tutorials to choose from!)

I used the Spellbinders Pumpkins die and an embossing folder to give texture to the pumpkin.

We hope you'll share a Pumpkin or use the color orange on your cards or projects and share with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

MFP Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to MFP 
October Blog Hop
Theme is: Thanks



NOW...
Let's get started HOPPING !!



I used a lot of thanks stamps on this card!
MFP Stamp Shop thanks stamps are from the following sets:
Huge Blooms, Roses, Fall Apples, and the bottom sentiment is from the Garden Bunnies stamp set.  The flower stem is from the Pretty Pears stamp set.

Here's the Design Team

Pam