Friday, May 26, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Paper Piecing


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is paper piecing.

Our sponsors are  Bugaboo Stamps and  Art Wildflowers Digital Paper

For my card I used the Bugaboo Back Pain  digi stamp set.  I paper pieced the maternity top.  Love that sentiment!

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


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - It's All Black and White


I'm hosting The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme of "It's All Black and White!"

For my card I used my favorite Hero Arts floral stamp of dogwood flowers.  I inked the stamp using black zig clean color real brush pen direct to the stamp, then spritzed it with water and stamped it onto watercolor paper.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects using only black and white with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog


I'm up on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with this whimsical, fun whale card!  Details on how I created this card can be found on the DRU Inspiration Blog.  When you visit the blog you'll find links to each die I used from the DRU online store.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1721 - Anything Goes



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

For my card, I used the Growing Together digi stamp set from the sponsor.  I colored the image using zig clean color real brush pens and an aqua brush.  The dragonfly was colored using glitter pens.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1721.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Spotlight Technique


 Lemon Shortbread is the sponsor for this week's Paper A La Mode challenge.

For my card I used the  Mushroom Land Elf digital image from the sponsor.  I really like the effect of the spotlight using this technique.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us using the spotlight technique at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Use Embossing


It's my turn to host the Friends of Flourishes design team challenge.  The challenge is to use embossing (wet or dry).  

For my card, I used a woodgrain embossed background.  The image is a digital image from Flourisheslc set called Tweeting Friends and the sentiment is from the Flourisheslc Heartfelt Words digi set.

Be sure to visit the Friends of Flourishes Design Team for a lot more inspiration

You can find this stamp set and a lot more at theFlourisheslc online store.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dies R Us Elegant Floral


I have an easy, yet elegant floral card to share with you here and on the Dies R Us Blog.  The saying goes, April Showers bring May Flowers and today I'm sharing a card created with that saying in mind.

My card is 5x5 square top fold.  I selected designer papers, ribbon, adhesive half-pearl, and one of my DIY stick pins from my stash and then proceeded to create using Cheery Lynn dies as noted below.

I first die cut using Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily and Judy's Blooms:

I then shaped the flowers and leaves using my favorite stylus tool and glue:

After shaping the blooms I inked the edges of the flower and also inked 
the center of the doily:

Here is a close up of the shaped and inked die cuts:

It's fun to create an elegant card to give to someone special at anytime of the year, just because!

Cheery Lynn dies used from the Dies R Us online store:




Both of these dies are currently out of stock, so be sure to sign up on the waiting list so you will be notified when they are back in the Dies R Us online store.

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, May 15, 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - 4 (or more) legs!


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge theme was chosen by DT member Jacky - 4 (or more) legs!

I love all the crazy stamps that Tim Holtz has released and this adorable dog is from one of them!

We hope you'll share your cards/projects that include something with 4 or more legs with us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

CWWC Challenge - Bright and Colorful


The CWWC Challenge is to create something bright and colorful!  OddBall Art is the challenge sponsor.  

For my card I used Kawaii Valentine Giraffe.

We hope you'll share your bright and colorful cards/projects with us at The CWWC Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge


The Friends of Flourishes design team member Toni challenged the team to create a card and add some silver.

For my card, the silver is the silver ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Flolurisheslc Heartfelt Words digi stamp.  I created the colorful background for each phrase using my PowerPoint computer program.

Be sure to visit the Friends of Flourishes Design Team for a lot more inspiration

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Encouragement!


The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge theme Encouragement was chosen by Design Team member Darlene.

For my card, I used the Peony Bouquet stamp set from Altenew.  I love the sentiment from the Altenew Smile More stamp set "it's perfectly okay to be imperfect."

We hope you'll share your cards with thoughts of encouragement with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge found HERE.

Monday, May 8, 2017

PIP Challenge #1719 - Anything Goes


The PIP Challenge #1719 is sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  For my card I used the Country Flowers digi stamp set from the sponsor.

I created a center step card.  The DSP is gingham and the center image panel was printed using watercolor paper and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1719 found HERE.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Create a Scene


Friends of Flourishes design team member Shirley challenge the team to create a card/project showing a scene.

For my card I used the Flourisheslc Easter Bunnies stamp set!  The stamp set includes an already created scene with the bunny family!  I stamped the image and sentiment onto watercolor paper and used zig clean color real brush pens to color it.  The ribbon is from a Flourisheslc Color Made Easy ribbon collection.


Be sure to visit the Friends of Flourishes Design Team for a lot more inspiration


You can find this stamp set and a lot more at the Flourisheslc online store


Friday, May 5, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A la Mode Challenge - show movement!


The fish image is mounted on a wobble!  Click on the center of the video to see it wobble!
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The Outlawz Paper A la Mode challenge is to create a project that shows movement!

Our sponsors are:
 Toadstool Printables 
and paper by Art Wildflowers Digi

For my card I used the Fish With Bubbles digi image from Toadstool Printables. After printing, coloring, and fussy cutting the image I mounted it onto a wobble to give it movement!

We hope you'll share your creations that show movement with us this week.  You can find the Paper A la Mode Challenge HERE.

Double D Challenge - Red, White, Blue


I'm entering my card in the Double D Challenge Red, White, & Blue.

For my red, white, & blue card, I used the PTI Noted Scalloped A2 card frame die for the cardbase.  The stars punched from SU star punches, the DSP is from SU Paper Pack, ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, sentiment from MFT Big Greetings.