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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Pink October


The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge is to use pink on your card/project.  Diane is the hostess for our Pink challenge theme.

For my card, I used pink and white cardstock.  The background was die cut using Marianne Designs dies.  The image is a digi image from Flourishes Luscious Layers stamp set (retired).  I embellished my card with a multi-loop bow.

We hope you'll share your Pink cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Pink October Challenge.

Monday, October 9, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1741


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

For my card, I used the Stipped Blossom stamp set from Stampin Up to create a CAS card.

We hope you'll share your anything goes cards with us at The PIP Challenge #1741 this week.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Sentiment Only


This week's CAS challenge is to use a sentiment only on your card front.  I created the background using torn paper as a mask and brushing Chalk Pan Pastels over the mask.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings stamp set.

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Easel Card


The Paper A La Mode Challenge is to create an easel card.  The challenge sponsor is QKR Digi Stamps.

For my card I used the Prize Pumpkin digi stamp provided by the sponsor.  I printed the image onto smooth Bristol cardstock and watercolored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an Aqua Brush.

We hope you'll share your easel card creations with us this week at the Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Name Your Car!


The CAS Challenge this week is Cars!  Do you name your car?  Let us know how you came up with the name and create a card dedicated to your car!

For my card, I didn't really have a VW bug but I did get my first car in 1967!  I don't recall naming it, though.  So my "car" dedication is to the 1960s!  I used a retired Stampin Up set called Groovy for my card.

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Dies


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is to use dies!  The challenge hostess is Anna.

For my card I used the T shirt and sentiment dies from The Stamps of Life T-shirt die set.  I used an embossing folder to give some texture to the die cut T-shirt.  The Designer paper is from my stash.

We hope you'll create a card and/or project using dies to share with with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration


My card is on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today.  

Be sure to check out the details at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog on how I created this card. 

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.