Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sparkles Monthly Challenge


This month at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge we are using NO patterned / designer / scrapbook paper!  Stamping a background using your...stamps!

For my card I used a retired stamp set from MFP stamping the leaf image on kraft cardstock using VersaFine Clair inks.

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

HMFMC #272


I enjoy participating in the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenges!  This is my second card for the current challenge, HMFMC #272, using the optional theme of stitching (real or faux).

For my card, I used the House Mouse Pincushion stamp, die cut using the Cheapo Dies Rectangle Scallop Stitched die; the background die cut is from Spellbinders Diamond Effect die.  I colored the image using Prisma Markers; the pin heads were colored using Metallic pens.  I embellished using a triple loop gingham bow, adhesive pearl, and a beaded stick pin.

Monday, August 13, 2018

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #272


Card created for the HMFMC # 272.  The challenge is anything goes with an optional theme of stitching (real or faux).

For my card, I used the House Mouse Make a Wish 02 stamp, colored using Copic markers.  Dies used are Lil Inker Rectangle Stitched die and Cheapo Rectangle Scallop Stitched Die.  Embellished with a bow and adhesive pearl.  The cardstock and designer papers are from my stash.

Entering my card in the HMFMC #272

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


The Songs & Rhymes challenge uses the following as inspiration:
Dancing a spiral we sing unaware
On fairy night wings our songs fill the air
Making a circle of magic and light
Watched silently by the Fey of the night

For my card I used the Kennedy Girl stamp set from Unity Stamp Company.

We hope you'll be inspired by this week's song and create and share with us at The Songs & Rhymes Challenge.

This week's challenge sponsor is
Anne Fenton!
Prize is:  3 pre-selected digital stamps
 http://annescards4u.blogspot.com
Designer/Owner:  Anne's Digital Art.

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge theme is Summer.  
Our Sponsor this month is  Angie's Digital Stamps 

For my card I'm using Butterfly on Toadstools
The sentiment is from PTI.
We hope you'll share your summer themed cards/projects with us this week at the Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge


I'm hosting The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge; my challenge is to use a printed page on your card/project.

For my card, I used a page from an old dictionary and stamped on it directly and colored using Chameleon markers.  The stamp set is a retired set from MFP.

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

Monday, August 6, 2018

The PIP Challenge #1831


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Digital Delights.  For my card I used the Dilly Duck digital image to create a shaped card.  The dies used are from Gina Marie Designs.

We hope you'll share with us at The PIP Challenge this week.  The challenge can be found HERE.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


This week's challenge theme is inspired by this song:

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly, we can fly

For my card I used a stamp from the MFP Hot Air Balloon stamp set (retired) to create a gatefold card; the designer papers are from SU.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us using the Up, up and away theme.  The challenge can be found HERE.

The challenge sponsor is Anne's Digital Art.

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


The Paper A La Mode challenge this week is Under the Sea!

Our Sponsor this week is  Angie's Digital Stamps 
For my card I used the  Whale digi image from the sponsor.
We hope you'll share your under the sea cards/projects with us this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card using the Exclusive Cheap Dies Toadstool die is on the Cheapo Dies blog today.  Details can be found on the Cheapo Dies Blog found HERE.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


The Songs & Rhymes challenge this week is Itsy Bitsy Spider!  What a fun rhyme from childhood!  I remember the finger action as the spider climbed up the water spout!  Great eye-hand coordination!

We hope you are inspired by the Itsy Bitsy Spider and will share your cards/project with us this week at The Songs & Rhymes Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


The Paper A La Mode Challenge this week is to use an animal or animals on your card/project.  Sasayaki Glitter is the challenge sponsor.

For my card I used theSasayaki Glitter You Drive Me Wild pre-colored digi image.

We hope you'll share your animals cards with us this week at The Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Friday, July 27, 2018

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #271 - Christmas in July


The HMFMC #271 is anything goes with the optional theme of Christmas in July!

For my card, I used the Happy Hoppers Carrot Tree woodblock stamp.  Image was stamped using Memento Black ink and the sentiment was stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink (sentiment stamp is from a retired MFP set).  Image colored using Chameleon markers.  Added some wink of stella to the carrots.  Designer papers, cardstock, bow, and sequins are from my stash.  Circle and rectangle die cuts are from Cheapo dies.

I'm entering my card in the HMFMC #271 challenge

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies blog today using the Exclusive Flip Flops Cheapo die.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Summer Vacation



For me, the perfect summer vacation would be relaxing near the ocean, listening to the waves!  So relaxing!  For my card, I used a prescored "pop-up box card" fold from The Paper Cut.  I embellished my beach themed card using lots of 3D stickers and a metal anchor charm.

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

Monday, July 23, 2018

The PIP Challenge #1829


This week's PIP Challenge#1829 is sponsored by Polkadoodles.  For my card I used Winnie's Wonderland Hat digi image.

I colored the image using PrismaColor markers.  The background paper is from my stash.  The sentiment was on my craft desk so I plopped it on the card...have no idea where it came from!

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1829.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Growing In Unity Blog Hop


It's time for the May and June GIU gals to participate in the Growing In Unity blog hop!  Visit each blog linked below, leave a comment on each blog and you'll be entered to win one of two Unity prize packages.

For my card, I used the July 2018 Owlie Wishes Sentiment Kit
I watercolored the image using Distress Inks and an aquabrush.  AND, I stamped the image and sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink!  Love the crisp outline and so happy that this ink can be used with watercolor!

Here's the blog hop line up:


The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


The challenge theme this week at the Songs & Rhymes is Hickory Dickory Dock!

For my card I used the KaiserCraft Foliage Clock die and the mouse from the Spellbinders Kitty Play dies.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us based on the Hickory Dickory Dock challenge theme found HERE.

The challenge sponsor is Anne's Digital Art.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge theme this week is "Happy Birthday!"

The challenge sponsor is Sasayaki Glitter.  For my project I used the Baby Girl Panda digi stamp to create a gift card holder.

We hope you'll share your birthday cards/projects with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog and Facebook page today.  For my card I used the Horse Stick die.  Details on the Cheapo Dies Blog found HERE.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Sparkles Monthly Challenge #106- Fairies!


The challenge this month is to create a card/project using the theme Fairies! DT member Tracey is our hostess this month.

For my card, I used the retired Stampin Up Fairies stamp set.  I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and and aquabrush.

We hope you'll share your Fairy/Fairies creations with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge



For my card, I used Designer Paper from the Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Collection.

We hope you'll share your "Christmas" cards/projects with us this week at The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge found HERE.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies blog today.  I used the Rocking Horse die to create this cute card in pink!

Details are on the Cheapo Dies Blog.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge


The challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is to use your favorite color.  For me, my favorite color is pink!

I used the Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set and the sentiment is from the Altenew Smile More stamp set.  I inked the stamps from the Peony Bouquet set using distress inks and then spritzing with water before stamping onto watercolor paper.  I used a waterbrush to help spread the ink around the stamped image.  Once dry, I stamped the sentiment using Archival Black ink.  Embellishments are small pink nail art gems.

We hope you'll share your crafty creations with us using your favorite color.  You can find The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge HERE.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


The July 8 Songs & Rhymes Challenge is based on the lyrics from the following:
Five little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious grubs
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs.

For my card I used Heartfelt Creations Winking Frog Collection stamps, dies, and paper.


The challenge sponsor is Anne's Digital Art.

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge

Sasayaki Glitter is the sponsor of the July 7 Paper A La Mode Challenge.  For my card I used the Flamingo on the Beach digi image.  I colored the image using Inktense Pencils and a blender pen.

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #270 Hot Summer Days


The HMFMC #270 theme is anything goes with an option of "hot summer days!"

For my card I used the Gruffies Hammock Hibernation wood block stamp.  The sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Snippets.  Image was stamped using Archival black ink onto Bristol Vellum textured cardstock and watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and aqua brush.

I'm entering my card in the HMFMC #270 found HERE.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today usng the Cat die.

Details can be found on the Cheapo Dies Blog found HERE.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #269 Back to School


The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #269 is anything goes with an optional theme of Back to School.  I chose to create a back to school card!

I used the Stampendous School Mice wood block stamp.  I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and an aquabrush to color the image.  The sentiments are from MFP.  Cardstock is from my stash and the lined paper background is from PaperStudio.  The cardstock panels were punched using a spiral bound border punch.  The embellishment is a small binder clip.

I'm entering my card in HMFMC #269 found HERE.

Songs & Rhymes Challenge


This week's challenge at The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes challenge is based on the song "I'm a Little Teapot."

For my card, I used the Serendipity Stamps Tea Time stamp and die set.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today.  I used the Exclusive Patriotic Bow die to create a red, white, and blue card in celebration of the 4th of July!

Details can be found on the Cheapo Dies Blog found HERE.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is "something you see/find in the sky" hosted by DT member Darlene.

For my card I sponged a background using distress inks on white cardstock then die cut using the Hot Air Balloons reverse die from Serendipity Stamps.  I layered the die cut over a blue background, and inlaid the white clouds, then stamped the sentiment from Serendipity Stamps "Let Your Dreams Soar."

We hope you'll follow the theme and share your creations with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Monday, June 25, 2018

The PIP Challenge #1825


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Digital Delights.  For my card, I used Jubbly Hippo digi stamp.

We hope you'll share your anything goes cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1825 found HERE.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge


This week's song ispiration is Lavender's Blue Dilly Dilly.  I used these lyrics as my inspiration:
"When I'm King You shall be Queen"

We hope you'll visit the Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge this week and find inspiration using the song for your creation.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge theme is " You're framed."

This week's sponsor is the Cutting Cafe.  For my card I used the Cloud Nesting Frame.

We hope you'll share your framed creation with us at the Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card using the Geisha die is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today.

Details can be found on the Cheapo Dies Blog found HERE.

Monday, June 18, 2018

HMFMC #268


Entering my card in the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #268 (HMFMC#268) Birthdays challenge using the House Mouse Designs Make a Wish 02 wood-block stamp.

The image was colored using PrismaColor Colored Pencils and gamsol.  The papers and embellishments are from my stash.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


For this week's challenge we are taking inspiation from this song:

Song: The Cat Song
"Cats
They're the sweetest
Cats
They're the meanest
That's the way it goes
Meow Meow Meow Meow"

We hope you'll share a card/project with us using the inspiration song at The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge found HERE.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Sparkles Monthly Challenge #105 Let's Be Pretty!


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge DT member Cathy is challenging us to use Lace or ribbon, pearls or gems, flowers.  For my card I used lace, pearl stick pins, and a flower.

We hope you'll share your "Let's Be Pretty" cards/projects with us this month at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My Oriental style card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today.

For my card I used the Cheapo Dies Kimono die.  The DSP is from the DCWV Far East paper stack.  The sentiment is from a retired MFP stamp set.

Cheapo Dies Blog can be found HERE and the Cheapo Dies online store can be found HERE.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #268


The HMFMC #268 is always anything goes with an optional theme!  For HMFMC #268 the optional theme is "Birthdays."

For my card I created a fun teepee fold card using black cardstock and PaperStudio Eat Cake Designer Paper.  The image is Stampendous House Mouse Designs So Big stamp; image stamped using Memento Black ink and colored using Chameleon Markers.  The sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Snippets.  Embellished using a green grosgrain bow.

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Animal Crackers!



The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge theme is Animal Crackers - any animal!

For my card I used the Stampendous House Mouse Designs Berry Sharing stamp.  The image was stamped onto watercolor paper using Archival Black ink and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and an aqua brush.  

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters using any animal image.  The challenge can be found HERE.

Monday, June 11, 2018

The PIP Challenge #1823



For my card I used the Woodland Bird digi image and colored it using Chameleon Markers.  The die cut is from Penny Black.

We hope you'll share your card/project with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1823 found HERE.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


The Songs & Rhymes theme challenge is based on Old MacDonald Had a Farm!

For my card I used the Unity Stamp Company Hay There stamp set.  I colored the clean and simple card using Chameleon Markers.

We hope you'll share your take on the Old MacDonald Had a Farm theme!  You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's challenge theme at Paper A La Mode is Boys Will Be Boys!  The sponsor is Beccy's Place.

For my card, I used Itty Bitty Botz.  The "botz" is a precolored digi image.  The sentiment was not precolored; however, I colored the sentiment using glitter pens.

We hope you'll share your "boys will be boys" cards/projects with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today.  I used the Daisies die to create my card.  

Details are on the Cheapo Dies Blog found HERE.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge - Diamonds & Pearls


This week's Songs & Rhymes Challenge theme:

"If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or girl"

For my card I used a butterfly stamp and the no-line watercolor technique.  The stamp set is Butterfly Inspirations from Dare 2B Artzy; used distress inks to stamp and watercolor.  Embellished using a Zva Gem Flourish and two pearls.

The sponsor for this week's challenge is
Createfulheart digis