Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TCCCB1022 - Spooky

This is my last card for The Crafter's Café. I have really enjoyed my time on that board as a Design Team member. I've come to the realization that working 55+ hours a week for several months in a row and fulfilling my craft obligations wasn't working well. I had to make the sad decision to resign. I'll miss the great girls on the site and the projects.

This week, over at the Crafter's Café Challenge blog, the theme is "spookable". Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles and the image I chose is Eye Scream. This was the perfect image for a spookable challenge. Don't you think? I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and teeth. Oh my...in real life, the eyeballs feel (not that I know what an eyeball feels like - bwaaahahaha) and look real.


Challenges Submitted to:

Supplies: Neenah, xPress-it blending cardstock, American Crafts, The Paper Studio, Bazzill.
Stamps: Delicious Doodles - Eye scream, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sizzix penant dies, homemade enamel dots, Glossy Accents (eyes and teeth). 
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

GCC1020 - Happy Halloween

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: Dr. Digi's Stamps and the image is Headless.

The theme this week is "circles". I wanted to incorporate googlie eyes since they are circles. I also used an embossing folder and punched out the circles. I show a close up so you can see the embossing.I popped the main image, the circle piece, and the spider web circles all up on pop dots for more dimension. 



Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, The Paper Studio, American Crafts, Bazzill. 
Stamps: Dr. Digi's Stamps - Headless, SU (unknown set).
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, circle punches, Cuttlebug ef, googlie eyes, pop dots, Stickles.
Inks: Copics, Memories, Sharpie (earring).

Monday, October 13, 2014

GCC1013 - Witching you a Happy Halloween

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: Lacy Sunshine and the image is Eleanor lil Witch.

The theme this week is "embossing". I had so many ideas, I thought I would use more Halloween stamps and emboss them, but this didn't work with my other ideas. I'm all over the board anymore with my creations it seems. I used wet (sentiment) and dry (background) embossing on my card. 



Challenges Submitted to:
Addicted to Stamps - challenge # 89 Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - challenge #106 - use black and white
Lacy Sunshine - challenge #44 halloween

Supplies: 
Papers: Neenah, xPress-it blending cardstock, the Paper Studio.
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Eleanor lil witch, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sizzix pennant dies, Cuttlebug ef, Nestabilities, homemade enamel dots, Glossy accents on glasses, SU clear ep.
Inks: Copics, Memories pigment.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TCCCB1008 - Spooky Halloween

This week, over at the Crafter's Café Challenge board, the theme is to create anything but a card. Come on over and join in on the fun.

This week, our theme is to use black, white, orange and one other color. 

The Sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps and the image I chose is Bat #1805.

I used Glossy Accents on the bat and the green banner to make them stand out more. I also added googlie eyes while the Glossy Accents was still wet. I used the Sketch For You To Try from Reverse Confetti and also used this card I saw on Pinterest as my inspiration. I only colored the green banner on my sentiment stamp. The image was already colored in black.


Challenges I submitted to:
Through the Craftroom Door - Oct 7-Oct 13 - Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Challenges - challenge #116 halloween & new digital
Eureka Stamps - challenge # 109 - Halloween

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, Bazzill (orange and all patterns), American Crafts.
Stamps: Eureka Stamps - Bat #1805, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, Glossy Accents, googlie eyes, pop dots. 
Inks: Copic, Memories.

Monday, October 6, 2014

GCC1006 - Happy Halloween - Let's Party

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: The Stamping Chef and the image is Broomstick Bella.

The theme this week is "it's my party". I thought I'd hang the party sign like it was a spider on a web. The black layer, yellow layer, the image and the Let's Party all are popped up on pop dots for dimension. 


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, SU daffodil, American Crafts.
Stamps: The Stamping Chef - Broomstick Bella, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug ef, The Paper Studio ef, Bazzill Twine, homemade enamel dots, Silver ep, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Specturm Noir, Memories, Colorbox. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

GCC0929 - Sail

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: Lacy Sunshine and the image is Rory Sailing

Since it is the last Monday of the month, that means the theme is Anything Goes. I thought this image would work perfectly with the nautical papers.Well, if the truth is known, I went searching for the papers after I had this image as many crafter's do. ;) 


Supplies: 
Papers: Neenah, xPress-it blending cardstock, SU Kraft, Recollections, American Crafts, SU Night of Navy, Bazzill. 
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Rory Sailing, Craftsmart
Accessories: Tag. Bakers twine, circle punch, pop dots
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories

Monday, September 22, 2014

GCC0922 - so grateful

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: Oak Pond and the image is Olivia Owl.

The theme this week is to use trees or leaves on your card. I knew as soon as I saw that theme,  I had to make the owl on the branch.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, SU chocolate chip, DCWV.
Stamps: Oak Pond - Olivia Owl,  SU Garden Greetings.
Accessories: Cricut,  Create a Critter 2, Cuttlebug,  Sizzix border die,  SU label punch, Stickles,  pop dots.
Inks: Copics,  Spectrum Noir,  Memories.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GCC0915 - thanks

It's Monday,  so you know what that means? A new challenge is posted over at the Outlawz. Hop on over and join in on the fun.

This week,  the theme is thanks or gratitude.

The sponsor this week is Mel Jen's and the image is beach kitten.

I added glossy accents on her "rose-colored" glasses, glass of lemonade, and the thanks pennant to make them stand out more.


Supplies:
Papers : Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, SU daffodil, Colorbok, The Paper Studio.
Stamps : Mel Jen's - beach kitten,  Heidi Swapp (stamp and die)
Accessories: Cricut,  Small Talk Tags & Frames cartridge, Cuttlebug, Heidi Swapp die, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart string, ribbon, homemade enamel dots,  Ranger Glossy Accents,  pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TCCCB0908 #81 - Top Notch

This week, over at the Crafter's Café Challenge board, the theme is to create anything but a card. Come on over and join in on the fun.

This week, our theme is to create a card for a child. 

The Sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique and the image I chose is AJ the race car driver.



Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craftroom Door - September 9 September 15 anything goes
Papertake Weekly - repeat repeat 092014


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-it blending cardstock, The Paper Studio, Recollections, SU vellum cardstock.
Stamps: The Stamping Boutique - AJ the race car driver, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, homemade enamel dots, Fiskars corner rounder, Ranger Glossy Accents (on car and bumper). 
Inks: Spectrum Noir, Memories. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

GCC0908 - Think Happy Be Happy

It's Monday,  so that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz.

This week,  the theme is: Happy days are here again . Sentiment must include the word happy.

The sponsor this week is: Fitztown and the image is: cutie 4.

I used this scrapbook layout as inspiration. I absolutely love these colors together.


Supplies :
Papers: Neenah,  xPress-It blending cardstock,  SU ( basic grey, daffodil), Colorbok, GDC.
Stamps: Fitztown - Cutie 4, Studio G. 
Acessories: Cuttlebug,  Lawn Fawn heart dies, Momenta dies, flower button (Dollar Tree), homemade enamel dot.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy 50th Birthday Matteo

I made this card for a new friend.  He's turning 50 and I didn't want his big day to go unnoticed. Yes, he's a Steelers fan so I incorporated that into my theme. I cut 50 out in the black panel but didn't punch them out so it's very subtle. Hope he likes it.


Supplies :
Papers : Neenah,  Bazzill (blue,  red,  black), SU (daffodil, going grey), Recollections,  The Paper Studio.
Stamps : SU garden greetings.
Accessories : Cuttlebug,  Nestabilities,  Cricut,  Accents Essentials cartridge,  Martha Stewart Seasonal Cakes cartridge, pop dots.
Inks: Memories

Monday, September 1, 2014

GCC0901 - Labor Day

It's Monday so that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. This week,  our theme is labor day.  Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: The Paper Shelter and the image is: Male Lifeguard on Duty.


Supplies:
Papers : Neenah,  xPress-It blending cardstock, Bazzill, Recollections,  The Paper Studio,  SU Night of Navy.
Stamps: The Paper Shelter - Male Lifeguard on Duty, Fiskars. 
Accessories : Cuttlebug,  Xyron dies, Spellbinders, SU label punch, homemade enamel dots,  Stickles, pop dots. 
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, American Crafts alcohol makers,  Memories. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TCCCB0827 - Bon Voyage

This week, over at the Crafter's Café Challenge board, the theme is to create anything but a card. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor is: Milk Coffee and the image is Michelle in hot air balloon

The theme this week is punches and dies. 


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, Recollections, We R Memory Keepers (dots and stripes pack), Bazzill.
Stamps: Milk Coffee - Michelle in hot air balloon, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cricut, Phrases cartridge, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Darice ef's, bling, pop dots. 
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories. 


Monday, August 25, 2014

GCC0825 - Live it up

There is a new Greetings challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The theme this week is Anything Goes - it's the last Monday of the month after all.. I finally got on the make your own enamel dots by melting pony beads and melty beads. I like how they add some color and shine. I cut some in half (I need to come up with a better way to cut them in half. I had bead halves in the living room and I cut them in my kitchen. Not sure how that worked. The melty beads didn't melt down as well, but I think i'll still try and figure out how to use them. I baked the black ones longer and they melted down in a thinner patty instead of a dot. I added Glossy Accents on her glasses, the headlights and on the bumper.

The sponsor this week is: Stitchy Bear Stamps and the image is: Drivers Ed . Head on over and grab one of their cute images. This image made me laugh. I'm going to send this one off to my grandma. She's 90 and still drives, lives on her own, cooks, and volunteers. She's amazing. I normally send a card a month to her and my great aunt but lately, I haven't been good about sending the cards. Life has been too crazy.


Supplies:
Papers:
Neenah, xPress-It Blending cardstock, Bazzill.
Stamps: Stitchy Bear Stamps - Drivers Ed, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents (lights, glasses, bumper), homemade Acrylic dots, Pink Stickles.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Sharpie (silver for streaks in hair and bumper), Memories.

Monday, August 18, 2014

GCC0818 - Oh Happy Day

There is a new Greetings challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The theme this week is "sentiment needs to be on the left". I love this sentiment and decided to make a bold in color card and mix some patters. I really love these colors together. I used my Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge for the hibiscus. I loved the theme as well. Works perfect for the long one-line sentiments. 

The Sponsor is: Lisa Decosse and the sentiment is: Oh Happy Day. Hop on over to Lisa's blog to see her designs. She has some neat things on her site and offers a lot of it as freebies. 



Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill (red, stripe - from Avalon pack), SU (daffodil, garden green), Recollections (polka dot)
Stamps: Lisa Decosse - Oh Happy Day digi
Accessories: Cricut, Life is a Beach cartridge, Doily (Hobby Lobby), American Crafts ribbon, sequins (Hobby Lobby), Bazzill bling, pop dots.