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 

Monday, April 1, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1913


This week's PIP Challenge #1913 is sponsored by Morgan's Art World.

For my card, I used Flower Vase digi image from the sponsor.  The image was printed onto Ultrasmooth white cardstock and colored using Bianyo Alcohol markers.  The sentiment was stamped using Memento Black ink.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at PIP Challenge #1913 found HERE.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


The Paper A La Mode challenge theme is to create a non-rectangle card.  The challenge sponsor is Odd Ball Art.




For my card I used Cute Whimsical Big Eye Penelope #3

We hope you'll share your non-rectangle cards with us at The Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Celebrate Spring


It's time to "celebrate spring" at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge!

For my card, I used Sizzix die for the partial cutout and Spellbinders Butterfly die.  The sentiment is from Stampendous stamp set.  The green background was created using YUPO cardstock and Ranger Alcohol Pearls ink.

We hope you'll share your spring themed projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Scrapy Land Challenge 110 Anything Goes


I enjoy creating with die cuts!  

For my card, I used Memory Box Claudette Frame die as the card base, the square layering panel was die cut using Memory Box Pinpoint Square Layers dies and popped up using dimensionals.  The butterfly was die cut using CheeryLynn Designs Small Exotic Butterflies #2.  The colorful butterfly was created using alcohol inks on YUPO cardstock before die cutting.

I'm entering my card in the Scrapy Land Challenge #110 HERE.

Monday, March 18, 2019

The PIP Challenge #1911


This week's PIP Challenge #1911 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn.

For my card, I used the Lawn Fawn Yay, Kites stamp set to create a CAS card.

The PIP Challenges are always anything goes!  We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week (be sure to read the guidelines for entering the PIP Challenges).  The PIP Challenge is HERE.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Outlawz 8th Birthday Blog Hop / Challenge

HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY TO THE OUTLAWZ!
Welcome to our Special Challenge! 
running March 17 through March 23, 2019

We are rounding up all the Outlawz members for a special birthday celebration!

Lots of prizes to be given away!!
You can see the list of awesome sponsors on
The Outlawz Special Challenge Blog Hop page HERE.

Theme of the bloghop and challenge is CELEBRATION!!


Here is the line up!
Monday Greetings Challenge:  Shirley Milsap
Tuesday Color Challenge: Jeanie Ellis
Wednesday Sketch Challenge: Bonnie Kohane
Thursday Twist Challenge:  Katrina Brown
Festive Friday Challenge: Darcy Schroeder
Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge: Vickie Yeakley
Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge: Margaret Ashby
Progressive Challenge:  Holly Young
Crash Your Stash: Cara Malmrose


Here is my Birthday Celebration card:

For my card I used the We R 3 Party Celebration Paper Pack provided by generous sponsor, We R 3 Digital Shop.
(find out how you can receive this paper pack free by visiting the Special Challenge page HERE.)
The image Gertie Goose Bikini pre-colored digi is from one of the challenge generous sponsors, Imagine That Digi Stamps.

Details for participating in this fun 8th Birthday Celebration:

First: Make sure to comment on all the blogs as each blog will have a winner from one of the sponsors, but you have to leave a nice comment to qualify for a prize!! And be sure to finish up with the Outlawz Special Challenge page. That is where you will enter your project. (You do not have to enter the special challenge to be eligible for the blog hopping commenting prizes, but we hope you will!)
Second: Make a card or project in the Celebration theme and add it here as a reply to get a chance on one of the sponsors' prizes!! AND if you make a card with one of our Blog Hop sponsors listed on the special challenge page, you will get an additional chance at a prize. Just be sure to mention which sponsor you are using! 
You may enter up to two times for this challenge!

Have fun and enjoy the party!!