Monday, September 16, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1937



For my card I used the background paper, image, and sentiment provided by the sponsor.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1937.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Back to School



For my card, I used a stamp set from Unity called We're Back; the card base is from Pebbles.  Image colored using Bianyo markers.

We hope you'll share your "Back to School" cards/projects with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Embossing, Wet or Dry


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is to use wet or dry embossing. 

For my card, I used a Marianne Designs embossing folder with Crumb Cake cardsock.  The butterfly is the small exotic butterfly from CheeryLynn Designs, the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

We hope you'll share your wet or dry embossed cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Monday, September 2, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1935


The PIP Challenge #1935 is sponsored by Gerda Steiner Designs.

For my card I used the Raccoon Digital image provided by the sponsor.  I inserted the image into a PowerPoint background and die cut it using a stitched square die from MFT.  I colored the image using Arteza Alcohol markers.

We hope you'll share your "anything goes" themed cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1935.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Theme is Hobbies


The Paper A La Mode Challenge theme is Hobbies!  

The challenge sponsor is We Are 3 Digital Shop
For my card I used the Roses are Red digital paper pack from the sponsor.

My hobby is paper crafting!  For the flower, I punched 8 scalloped circles from one of the roses are red printed papers, stacked them together then pierced the center to fasten the circles together using a brad.  Then scrunched the circles up, one by one, around the brad, then using my thumbs pulled the scrunches away from the brad to shape the flower.

We hope you'll share a creation/project with us at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge that represents your hobby!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Paper Piecing


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is "Paper Piecing."

For my card I used Strawberry Mouse digi image from Gerda Steiner.  I printed the image onto white cardstock and printed again onto gingham digi paper.  Fussy cut the gingham paper strawberries and paper pieced onto the white cardstock strawberry images.  Embellished my square card using gingham ribbon multi-loop bow.  The stitched dies are from My Favorite Things (MFT).

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

Monday, August 19, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1933



For my card I used the Bugaboo Mouse - Big Flower digi image.  The image was colored using Bianyo markers.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1933.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Kindness


The Paper A La Mode Challenge theme is Kindness.

The challenge sponsor is We Are 3 Digital Shop.

For my card, I used We R 3 digitals:
Snow Friends - Wonderful Snowgirl 
Digital Papers - Roses are Red 
The background diecut was created using Jeanine's Art Winter Classics Curly Frame die; the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Tropical Vacation


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge theme is Tropical Vacation!

For my tall card I used 3D stickers to create the tropical vacation scene!

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Dies


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge  theme is "Die Namic -- Use die cuts on your card/project."

For my card, I used the Creative Expressions Dragonfly Edger die.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp set.  I embellished the card using sequins.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us that you've used your die cuts.  The challenge can be found HERE.

Monday, August 5, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1931



This week's PIP Challenge #1931 is sponsored by 

For my card, I used the POP UP Card with flowers PDF file.  The flowers and leaves were printed onto white cardstock and colored using Bianyo markers.  I followed the video tutorial to asembling the pop up flowers.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1931 this week.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Play Ball!




For my card, I used a sentiment from the Hats Off to You stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy.  The hat was die cut from D2BA Hats Off designer paper.  Background paper is also from D2BA Hats Off paper.  The ball is a sticker from my stash.

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

Monday, July 22, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1929


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by The Cutting Cafe.

For my card I used the Coffee Cup file to create my shaped card.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1929.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Paper A La Mode Challenge - At The Beach



For my card I used Whimsical Big Eyed Mermaid digi stamp provided by the sponsor.  I colored the image using Pastel Colored Pencils and gamsol.

We hope you'll share your "at the beach" cards/projects with us at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Sparkles Monthly Challenge #118 - Wedding


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge theme is "wedding."

For my card, I used the Altenew Painted Flowers stamp set; sentiment is from Hero Arts.

We hope you'll share your wedding cards with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge #118.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Birthday



For my card I used an image from an Altenew stamp set; stamped it using Tea Dye Distress Ink onto watercolor paper and used the Tea Dye ink to watercolor the image.  Used same ink to do an inksplatter.  The card base and layering panel are die cut from PTI A2 Note die set.

We hope you'll share your "birthday" cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge.

Monday, July 8, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1927


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles.

For my card, I used the Beautiful Birdhouse digi image from the sponsor.  I inserted the image 3 times onto white cardstock.  Image colored using colored pencils and gamsol.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1927.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


The Paper A La Mode Challenge is sponsored by Oddball Art for the month of July!

The challenge theme is "summer fruit or veggies."  For my card I used Silly Chili Pepper - Oddball Stamps by Lizzy Love 

The sentiment was computer generated, the chili pepper frame is clipart.  I embellished using red gems.  Image colored with Bianyo Markers.

We hope you'll enter the challenge for a chance to win a prize from the sponsor.  Challenge can be found HERE.  

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is "Any Occasion."

For my card I used the Stampin Up Wonderful Romance stamps and dies.  I die cut the center of the layering panel with a recangle die to create an opening and then layered the die cuts around the opening and stamped the sentiment inside the cutout.  The die cuts were trimmed around the outside edges of the layering panel.

We hope you'll share your "any occasion" cards with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge found Here.

Monday, June 24, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1925


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by The Cutting Cafe.  For my project I used the 3D card envelope.

I fussy cut the 3D card envelope pattern and added designer paper to the front and back along with a border of rub-ons.  I created a ribbon band to hold the flap closed.  The insert photo shows the band removed and the envelope stuffed with tissue paper.  The 3D envelope could hold a gift card and/or small gift.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1925.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Scrapy Land Challenge #116


I'm entering my card in the Scrapy Land Challenge #116 - anything goes theme as long you use at least one die cut from a *brand that is sold in the Scrapy Land online store.

For my card, I used the following dies:
*Lawn Fawn Small Cross-Stitched Rectangle Stackables
*Penny Black Border Edgers
*Frantic Stamper Reverse Cut Dutch Roses
BoBunny Flutter Dies

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Use Your Scraps


The Paper A La Mode Challenge theme is to use your scraps.  Our challenge is sponsored by
 Mary Smith, artist
For my card I used the Tree A1 Owl - Createful Heart image provided by the sponsor.  The scraps I used were cut at 2 inches and layered over a scrap from my stash already cut at as a layering panel.  The butterfly was found on my craft table so it became an embellishment to complete my card.  I colored the image using Polychromos pencils and gamsol.

We hope you'll use some scraps and share your projects with us at The Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Sparkles Monthly Challenge


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge theme is "no patterned paper."

For my card I used a stamp set from Altenew, stamped the image using versamark ink, and sponged Pan Pastels over the stamped images and created a background using the Pan Pastels.

We hope you'll follow our challenge theme of "no patterned paper" and share you cards/projects with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Three B's


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is Three B's - Birds, Butterflies, Bees.  Use one of these or all three!

For my card I used the Stampin Up Wonderful Romance stamp set and dies.  The die cut images were colored using Bianyo markers and then layered onto a die cut panel and trimmed around the edges of the panel.  The butterfly is punched from a Stampin Up butterfly punch.

We hope you'll share your "Three B's" cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Monday, June 10, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1923


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Imagine That Digi Designs.

For my card I created the background using a PowerPoint slide and inserted the pre-colored image and sentiment from Poolside Penguins digi stamp set before die cutting. 

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1923.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Fish or Owls


The Paper A La Mode Challenge is sponsored by 
Sponsor  Createful Heart, Mary Smith, artist
For my card I used the Northern Saw-Whet Owl by Createful Heart

The dies are from Gina Marie Designs and from Cheery Lynn Designs for the leaf flourish.  Cardstock is Crumb Cake and White; the woodgrain DSP is from my stash.  I colored the image using Polychromos Pencils and gamsol.

We hope you'll play along with our challenge at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge - Shapes


The Songs & Rhymes Challenge theme is "shapes."

For my card, I used circles!  

Cardstock:  White CS, Color Splash DSP
Stamp:  Verve
Dies:  KaiserCraft Interlocking Circles die
Movers & Shapers Mini Sand & Sea die
watercolor ink to color seahorse

We hope you'll share your card/project using shapes with us at The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Scrapy Land Challenge #114


The Scrapy Land Challenge #114 is anything goes.  

For my card I created a circle die flower by die cutting circle dies, scrunching them up, then unscrunch and layer lagest to smallest and adhere together using a small brad.  Scrunch the circles around the brad and then using a sponge to add ink to the edges while shaping the circle die flower.  Create the rolled scalloped posie and adhere to the center of the circle die flower.

Dies used:
Cheery Lynn Designs Large Sunflower Doily
Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Memory Box Scalloped Posie
Memory Box Fresh Leaves
Penny Black Airy
Penny Black Flourish & Butterflies

Cardstock:  White, Crumb Cake, Green, Black; DP from stash
Embellishment:  Adhesive Pearls
Other:  Nuvo Glitter Gloss

Entering my card in The Scrapy Land Challenge #114

Monday, May 27, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1921


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Polkadoodles digi stamps.

For my card I used Lewis with Teddy digi stamp.  I printed the image on to white cardstock and colored it using Pastel Colored Pencils, stumps, and gamsol.  The die is from Frantic Stamper.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge#1921.

Friday, May 24, 2019

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Around the World


The Paper A La Mode Challenge is sponsored by Sheepski Designs.
For my card I used  Flutterby digi image from the sponsor.
I printed the image 3 times on to Bristol Mixed Media cardstock and used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to create a watercolor wash background.  The sentiment is from a Frantic Stamper stamp set.
We hope you'll share your "around the world" cards/projects with us at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Wedding, Anniversary


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is Wedding or Anniversary.

I chose to create an anniversary card.  I used white and vanilla cardstock, die cut the layering panels using Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Dies.  The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Love Always stamp set.  I embellished the card using a Prima Flower.

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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge - The Butterfly


Card created for the Songs & Rhymes Challenge.

For my card, I used a paper dinner napkin to create the layering panel.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Sparkles Monthly Challenge #116


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge #116 theme is to use the color purple.

For my card, I used the Power Poppy English Rose image and colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.

We hope you'll share your purple cards/projects with us this month at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge #116 found HERE.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1919


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

For my card, I used the Beautiful Blocks Faith digi stamp to create a square card.  I printed the image onto watercolor paper and colored using Paul Rubens Glitter Watercolor paints and aquabrush.  (The glittery shine doesn't show up in the photo!)

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1919 found HERE.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Flowers



For my card I used the Penny Black Pure Iris stamp.  I colored direct to the stamp using watercolor crayons, spritzed the stamp and stamped onto water color paper.  Die cut using a Spellbinders die.  The sentiment is from Penny Black Hearfelt sentiment stamps.

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

Friday, May 3, 2019

Scrapy Land Challenge #113


The Scrapy Land Challenges are always Anything Goes.

For my card, I used Pinata Alcohol inks on Yupo paper.  The Pinata AI are very vibrant.  I die cut the AI Yupo panel using Lawn Fawn Small cross-stitched rectangle stackables die set, layered the dragonflies die cuts from the Penny Black Flutters die set onto the AI panel.  The sentiment is from Penny Black Heartfelt stamp set.

I'm entering my card in the Scrapy Land Challenge #113.

2019 Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop




Today is the start of the 2019 Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Lots of prizes offered from awesome sponsors!

For my card, I used a digi image from JessicaLynnOriginal called Happy Cactus in Coffee Cup!

Monday, April 29, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1917


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs.  Since it is the fifth Monday of the month we have a theme:  CAS (Clean and Simple).

For my card I used Newton Loves Coffee stamp set; stamped image onto 100% watercolor paper and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.

We hope you'll share your CAS cards with us this week at The PIP Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - April Showers


The Paper A La Mode Challenge is April Showers.  

Our sponsor is  https://bugaboostamps.com/

For my card I used  Bug Bugaboo Birdie

We hope you'll share your April Showers cards/projects with us at The Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Chicks and Bunnies


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is "Chicks and Bunnies."

For my card I used dies from Lawn Fawn (grass and bunny), Taylored Expressions (baby chick), and Poppy Stamps (egg sidekick frame die) to create the center step card fold.

We hope you'll share your "chicks and bunnies" cards with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Scrapy Land Challenge #112 - Anything Goes


I created this fun spring basket card with the Scrapy Land Challenge #112 in mind!

Dies used include:
Cheery Lynn Designs Spring Basket 1
Impression Obsession Grass
Cheery Lynn Designs Easter Eggs
Memory Box Dancing Tulips
Cheery Lynn Designs Pretty Pretty Bows

The designer papers used are from my stash.  White cardstock base, eggs die cut using yellow, teal, purple, and white cardstock.  Green cardstock for grass, and tulips die cut using white cardstock and colored with alcohol markers; bunny die cut from white cardstock and colored with markers.

Entering my card in the Scrapy Land Challenge #112

Monday, April 15, 2019

Sparkles Monthly Challenge #115


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge #115 theme is "flowers or religious."

For my card I used a stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy.  The background was created using distress ink sprays on watercolor cardstock.

We hope you'll share your card or project with us at The Sparkles challenge #115 using the theme flowers or religious.

The PIP Challenge #1915


This week's sponsor for PIP Challenge #1915 is



We hope you'll share your card/project with us at PIP Challenge #1915 found HERE.  The sponsor will offer one random winner a $6 gift code.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Spring



We are so happy to be sponsored by Bugaboo for the month of April!

For my card I used  Bug Bugaboo Birdie from the sponsor.  I colored the image using Bianyo Alcohol markers.

We hope you will share your spring themed cards/projects with us at The Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - April Showers


April Showers is the theme for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

For my card I used the Dare 2B Artzy April Showers stamp set and matching dies.  The background die is Rainy from Lawn Fawn.  The image was colored using Bianyo Alcohol markers.

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

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Scrapy Land Challenge #111



Dies are my favorite medium to use for crafting/cardmaking!  For my card, I used the Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die and Cheery Lynn Designs Sunflower Die.

The sunflower was die cut from white Foamiran, colored using Gelatos, layered using a liquid glue and then used my heat tool to curl the petals.  The designer paper is from my stash.

Entering my card in the