Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - RAK


The CAS Challenge is to create a card as a random act of kindess (RAK) and then to send it!

For my card, I used stamp sets from Altenew.  The cardbase is cut from an A2 size PTI die.  I stamped the image and heat embossed then colored using zig clean color real brush pens and die cut it using a matching die from Altenew.

We hope you'll create a RAK card and then actually give it for no reason other than to be kind!  You can find the CAS Challenge HERE.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - CAS


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge this month is to create a CAS card.  For my card, I used a stamp set from Unity Stamp Co., stamped using Memento Black ink onto the white cardbase.

We hope you'll share your CAS cards with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Outlawz Birthday Special Challenge Blog Hop

HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY TO THE OUTLAWZ!
Welcome to our Special challenge

Our birthday challenge will run through February 28, 2018, at midnight Outlawz time. 

Sheepski Designs is providing the sunflower image...just visit the special challenge link for info on how to receive this fun image. 
In celebration, we are having a special blog hop with lots of prizes being offered.  

Here's the blog hop line up; be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment:


Monday Challenge: Shirley
Tuesday Challenge: Laurian
Wednesday Challenge: Sandra
Thursday Challenge: Jean Chaney
Friday Challenge: Anne
Saturday Challenge: Vickie Yeakley
Sunday Challenge: Deb F.
Progressive Challenge: Shell B

Here's the link with all the information so you can join in this fun blog hop and a chance to win a prize from one of the many sponsors.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - It's a Banner Year!


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme of It's a Banner Year was chosen my DT member Teri to use a banner on your card and/or project.

For my card I used nesting banner dies from Gina Marie Designs.  The image and sentiment stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.  I colored the image using Prisma Colored Pencils and gamsol.  I embellished using a Prima Flower from my stash.

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Thinking Spring on the DRU Inspiration Blog


I'm sharing a monochromatic blues card on the DRU Inspiration Blog today.  Here in the USA midwest we have had lots of cold, snowy winter days.  These cold days make me think ahead to warmer, Spring weather!

To create my card I used these distress oxide inks and wateolor paper to create the background panel for my card:


I smooshed the inks onto my craft mat and then spritzed with water

Then I smooshed the watercolor paper panel onto the spritzed inks to create the background and used a heat tool to speed up the drying process

Next, I used a blending tool using the same colors of oxide inks to create a blended ink panel to use for the dies

Placed each die onto the blended ink panel and die cut them to arrange on the watercolor panel to create the card (shown above)

Here's a close up of the die cuts on the card

Here are the dies used found in the DRU 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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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Double D Challenge - Sequins


I have a lot of sequins in my stash of stuff!  When the Double D Challenge to use sequins was posted an idea popped into my head and this is the result!  

For my card, I first used some ruffled ribbon to create the flower and filled the center with sequins.  I decided to use more sequins on my card by cutting a strips of cardstock, applying adhesive and pouring sequins directly from the bag onto the cardstock strip.  Then, added a die cut border to the bottom of the sequined strip before adhering to the cardbase.  (the border was die cut from vellum using the Altenew Lace Die).  The sentiment is from the Penny Black Happy Snippets stamp set.

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

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Valentine's Day Cards


The Outlawz CAS Challenge this week is to create a Valentine's Day card!

For my card, I used an image from a retired Stampin' Up stamp set.

We hope you'll share your Valentine's Day cards with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge found HERE.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge is sponsored by Angie's Digital Stamps.

The challenge is using this photo inspiration

For my card I used Daisy May with Umbrella Flower digi image from the sponsor.

We hope you'll use the inspiration photo and share your cards/projects with us at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Monday, February 5, 2018

HMFMC #259 - Anything Goes with Optional Sweets or Hearts!


The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #259 is Anything Goes with an optional theme of Sweets or Hearts!  I chose to use the Hearts theme for my Guest Designer Card.

I used the Tails of True Love stamp and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush watecolor pens and an aqua brush.  The "kiss me" candy heart is a brad from my stash.  I created a pocket for the front of the card using a tissue paper roll wrapped with designer paper, ruffled ribbon, and stuffed the roll opening with a pick of beaded tulle.  The tube could be used to hold a romantic note or a gift card for the recipient!

We hope you'll share your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies cards and/or projects with us at the HMFMC #259 found HERE.

The PIP Challenge #1805



For my card, I used a Newton's Nook Newton Love's Coffee stamp set.  I colored the image using Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol.  The banner is a die set is from Gina Marie Designs.

The PIP Challenges are always anything goes!  We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1805 found HERE.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Sports Theme


It's Super Bowl Sunday so the CAS Challenge is to create a sports themed card/project.

For my card I used a Happy Hoppers image, colored using Chameleon Markers, sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Snippets set, and the background designer paper is from my stash.

We hope you will share your sports themed cards with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge this week.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Beach Related


This week's CAS Challenge is to create a beach related card/project.

For my card, I stamped on a piece of designer paper using the Sailboat Bay stamp from Stampendous.  The sentiment is from the Happy Snippets Penny Black stamp set.  I colored the image using Chameleon markers.

We hope you'll share your CAS beach related cards with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge found HERE.

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Bingo Board


The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge is using this Bingo Board, across, down, or diagonal.

The challenge sponsor is  All Dressed Up

For my card I used Time to Relax image provided by the sponsor.  I chose to use the diagonal on the board beginning with the top left corner.

We hope you are inspired by the Bingo Board and will create a card/project and share with us at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Double D Challenge - Kitchen is the Heart of the Home


The Double D Challenge is Kitchen is the Heart of the Home using this mood board:

I was inspired by the colors of green and the food images!

For my card, I used the turnip image from the SU Stew Pot Pals stamp set.  I colored the turnip using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.  White card base, layered with a light green small dot designer paper by Core'dinations, green textured cardstock and the image was stamped on watercolor paper.  Dies are the Pinpoint Rectangle Layers from Memory Box.  I created a double bow ribbon using ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Embellished using nail art gems.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Dashing Through the Snow!


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is a snow theme... use a snowman, or create a snow scene, make sure to use snow on your card/project!

For my card, I used the Darice Snowflake Embossing folder for the background, torn paper to create snowdrifts, Penny Black Beneath the Birches die for the trees, Penny Black Snowy stamp and Penny Black Frosty's Snow die.  Image colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and aqua brush.  

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

I'm sharing my card with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes

Sharing my card with the Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - #353 Snowflakes

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Dies R Us Inspiration


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

I used the Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage die.  I created a panel of color using Distress Oxide inks to go under the die cut panel.  Details can be found on the DRU Inspiration Blog found HERE.

Monday, January 22, 2018

HMFMC #258 - Guest Designer!


Oh My Goodness!  What an honor to be a guest designer for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenges for the January, February, and March challenges!  I do love House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies stamps, so being a guest designer is like a dream come true!  :)

HMFMC #258 theme is anything goes with an optional challenge theme of LOVE!  I chose to create using the LOVE theme.

For my card, I used the Read my Lips House Mouse wood block rubber stamp.  This stamp features Amanda and Mudpie!  To create my card I used a 5 1/2 inch square cardbase, layered a panel of pink cardstock, the next layer is created using two patterns of designer paper, then a doily, a border of lace and the stamped image layered over the doily; image colored using Chameleon Markers.  Embellishments are some florals and leaves from my stash.  To complete the LOVE theme I used the Love die cut from PaperSmooches.

We hope you'll share your House Mouse, Gruffies, or Happy Hoppers cards with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #258 found HERE.

PIP Challenge #1803 - Anything Goes!


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter.  For my card, I used the Love Mice digi image provided by the challenge sponsor.

A very easy card to create using white cardbase, red layering panel, a heart doily, a strip of cardstock covered with a piece of lace.  The bow was created using cardstock and the SU bow maker punch.  A "candy heart" brad was used to embellish.

We hope you'll play along with this week's PIP Challenge!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Outlawz CAS Challenge


The CAS Challenge this week is snow!  Include something related to snow on your card or project.

I used a snowman family stamp that I've had for many years for my CAS card; images colored using Chameleon Markers; the snow was created using a 2-way glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter.  The sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Snippets stamp set.

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dies R Us Inspiration


My card is on the Dies R Us Inspiration blog today.  Details on how I created this card using dies from the DRU online store can be found on the DRU Inspiration Blog found HERE.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Thank You


This month's Sparkles challenge is to create a thank you card/project.

For my card, I used the Unity Let Your Wishes Fly stamp set.  The background was created using distress inks and a water mister.  The image and sentiment were stamped using archival black ink.

We hope you'll share your thank you cards/projects with us this month at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Winter Blues


This week's CAS Challenge is Winter Blues - use the color blue on your creation.

For my card, I used the Impression Obsession mitten die to create the shaped card using blue cardstock and an an embossing folder to give the mitten texture.

We hope you'll use the color blue and share your creation with us at the Outlawz CAS Challenge.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Paper A La Mode Challenge for Week of January 13

This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is a color challenge using these colors:

Here is my card using the challenge colors:
This week's challenge sponsor is OddBall Art.  The image I used is Whimsical Feathers provided by the sponsor.

I used Distress Inks to create the background and colored the image using Chameleon Markers.  The sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Snippets.

We hope you'll use the color challenge and share your cards/projects with us at this week's Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes!


Love the look of black on kraft (crumb cake cardstock) with a little added splash of white (patterned paper scrap)!

For my card, I used the Penny Black Peony stamp and the Penny Black Script stamp and stamped using Memento Black ink.

I'm sharing my card with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge found HERE.

Also sharing my card with the ModSquad Color Throwdown Challenge found HERE.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

HMFMC #257 Anything Goes or Anything Winter


Created for the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge (HMFMC #257).  I created my card using the winter theme.

Supplies ~
Stamps:  The Spotlight woodblock (Happy Hoppers); sentiment from Technique Tuesday Flurry stamp set
Ink:  Memento Black; Sage Shadow to color snowflakes; Chameleon Markers
Dies:  Impression Obsession Snowflakes; Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle
PTI Ocean Tides Cardstock; Crafters Companion Ultra Smooth White; Designer paper from Paper Studio Lewis Family Vacation paper pad

Sharing my card with the HMFMC #257 found HERE.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Frames


We are using frames for the first challenge of 2018 at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

For my card, I used a frame die from Jeanine's Art Dies called Winter Classics Curly Frame.  I mounted the die cut onto White cardbase over the stamped snowman image.  The image is from Inkadinkado Holiday Silhouettes and the sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Snippets.

We hope you'll share your framed creations with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Monday, January 8, 2018

PIP Challenge #1801


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Sparkle n Sprinkle.  For my card I used Ornate Greetings provided by the sponsor.

I love the elegant look of white on white cardstock with the black sentiment and a hint of color from the added floral embellishment.  I used Wink of Stella Glitter pen to color in the flourish drops.

PIP Challenges are anything goes!  We hope you'll share your card and/or project with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1801.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Use Something New!


The Outlawz CAS Challenge is to use something new to create your CAS card.

For my card, I used the Modern Cheers die from Frantic Stamper that is a new to me die.  I used the die to cut in the center of the cardbase and used Copic Markers to color each letter before inlaying them into the negative space.  Added some Nuvo Drops (also new to me) to embellish around the die cut word.

We hope you'll use something new to you and create a CAS card and share it with us at this week's CAS Challenge.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

CAS Snowy Park


I created this card for the Monday SCS CAS Challenge #462 using the Penny Black Snowy Park stamp and Penny Black Happy Snippets sentiment.  The image was stamped using Walnut Stain Distress Ink, sentiment stamped using Archival Black ink onto a Fabriano Medioevalis Notecard.  Since the challenge was to give the project a "chilled" look I used a 2 way glue pen and dazzling diamond glitter to include a bit of chilly, sparkley snow on the card!  THEN, to my surprise, my card was included as a CAS 2017 annual favorite!

Monday, January 1, 2018

HMFMC #256 Anything Goes


A CAS card to bring in the New Year!  I used the Stampendous House Mouse Carrot Friend stamp, die cut using a banner die from Gina Marie Designs to create a shaped card.  Image stamped using archival black ink and colored using zig clean color real brush pens on 100% cotton watercolor paper.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler stamp set.