Monday, July 27, 2015

GCC0727 - Zombie Crossing

It's Monday so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Since it is the last Monday of the month, our theme is Anything Goes.

This week is bittersweet for me. It is my last week as a Design Team Member on the Outlawz for now. Since I changed companies, my work is becoming more and more busy and I know the next few months will be hectic. To be fair to the team, sponsors, and to me, I felt I needed to resign for now. I may be back soon at some point once work is normal again.

 The Sponsor this week is: SLS lines. and the image I chose is: Zombie Crossing. Hop on over to SLS Lines and grab yourself some great images. I really enjoyed this image.

I was asking my friend "can I use this, can I use this?" He said, "no, those are all Halloween items. You have to use Zombie items -  they come back from the dead". I embossed the black background with my large wood grain embossing folder but turned it sideways to give it more dimension and make it look like it is wind in the dark night sky. I inked the edges of the tree, the hand, and the grave stone to make them look aged, and I dipped the fingers on the hand, in versa mark ink, and used red embossing powder to make the blood look more dimensional. I think I'm going to send this card to my dad's wife. She just loves the Walking Dead show. The second picture is a close up of the bottom portion so you can see all the dimension and how many different things are popped up on pop dots. Be sure and click on both pictures to see the dimension and all the elements. I tried to post a few different shots so you can see different things.




Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Bazzill (black, red and darkest grey - tree), SU (basic grey - grave stone, going grey - hand).
Stamp: SLS Lines - Zombie Crossing
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug large wood grain ef (black panel), Nestabilities, Cricut, Pumpkin Carving cartridge (hand), Cricut Trick or Treat cartridge (tree), Create a Critter 2 cartridge (grave stone), red ep, pop dots.



Monday, July 20, 2015

GCC0720 - Happy Birthday

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

The Sponsor this week is: Kenny K Designs. and the image I chose is: Cupcake Celebration. The theme this week is to use patterned papers and buttons. I can't believe I found a button that is the same color as the dots on the paper. I happened to find two paper packs that have the same colors. Must have been lucky because they are the same manufacturer. I love the polka dot papers with the muted blues and greens on the rest of the card. Originally, I had intended to make the image the entire size of the panel, but I didn't really think about it not being that big until after I had it all colored. I printed it just a little larger than I normally do and should have gone 2 or so inches larger.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Colorbok (2 different packs), SU Night of Navy.
Stamps: Kenny K Designs - Cupcake Celebration, Studio G.
Accessories: Buttons, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques: digi.

Monday, July 13, 2015

GCC0713 - Birthday Wishes for Ceylan

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

The Sponsor this week is: A Day For Daisies and the image I chose is Ballet Slippers. The theme this week is to use chalk. This was tricky for me. I used my chalk, but also used my aqua blender so it would stay on. It wasn't saying without the water and I didn't want to spray anything on it.

I may give this to my friend Ceylan for her birthday. She owns a dance school so this would be appropriate for her.

I used the Retro Sketches #172 sketch for this card. I may rework this a little.



Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock,SU basic grey, The Paper Studio, Embellish by Dena (Little Azalea pack.
Stamps: A Day for Daisies - Ballet Slippers , SU  .
Accessories: Chalk,Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Homemade acrylic dots pop dots (two thicknesses).
Inks: Copics, Memories.
Techniques: digi, sketch

Monday, June 29, 2015

GCC0629 - Thanks a lot

It's Monday and the last of the month, so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. It's an anything goes challenge this week for being the last Monday of the month.

The Sponsor this week is: Lacy Sunshine and the image I chose is Steampunk Rory.  Isn't she just the cutest? I haven't ever worked with anything steampunk so thought I'd give it a try. This card didn't really turn out as I had envisioned in my head. I wanted to use more die cuts but kind of ran out of space. I used a silver ink pad over the gears in the background to make them stand out more. Initially, I wanted to have a layer over the gear piece with the tie (what seems to be a big steampunk item) but I couldn't get it to work as I had intended so I added the tie on the side of the image panel. I even used eyelets. I almost forgot how to set eyelets it's been so long. It's really odd for me to not use patterned papers and only use cardstock. I had two papers set aside but couldn't make them work with the design.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, Bazzill, SU basic grey.
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Steampunk Rory, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cricut, Paper Lace 2 cartridge, Cuttlebug, Darice ef, eyelets, Making Memories eyelet setter, ribbon, pop dots (two thicknesses).
Inks: Copics, Silver, Memories.
Techniques: digi, cricut, eyelets

Monday, June 15, 2015

GCC0615 - hello Summer

It's Monday. So you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz.

This week,  the theme is Happiness is or Summer.

The Sponsor this week is: Melonheadz Illustrating, and the image is: Surf's Up.

Come along and join in on the fun.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Recollections.
Stamps:  Melonheadz Illustrating - Surf's Up, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug  ef, The Paper Studio ef, Cricut,  Small Talk tags & frames cartridge, Phrases cartridge, Life's a Beach cartridge,  homemade enamel dots, Glossy Accents,  pop dots.
Inks: Copics,  Spectrum Noir,  Memories.
Techniques: digi.

Monday, June 8, 2015

GCC0608 - here's a huge hug!

It's Monday again so that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. This week, the theme is embossing.

The Sponsor is: Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and the image is: Scardey Duck.

 I embossed all the strips (three different embossing folders), background, and the yellow frame all are embossed.

I used  this Let's Get Sketchy sketch from Pinterest. The duck and the main panel is all on pop dots for dimension.

I may be sending this card to my Aunt Judy. She's very ill and maybe this will help lift her spitits, if even for a small second.



Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, SU daffodil, Sonborn, Pebbles, Inc.
Stamps: Dr Digis - Scardey Duck, Fiskars.
Acccessories: Cuttlebug, SU large polka dot ef, Cuttlebug polka dot ef, The Paper Studio small dots ef, Sizzix heart frame thinlet, Lawn Fawn heart dies, felt,pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Tehniques: digi, sketch

Monday, June 1, 2015

GCC0601 - Y'ALL

It's Time for a new Monday challenge over at the Outlawz. The theme this week is Sports.

The Sponsor is: Creative Bug Digis and the image is: Cowbee Greetings.

My sport is Rodeo and thought the bee lassoing the flower would fit perfectly. I used this sketch from Pinterest for my design.

I added Stampin Up dazzling diamonds on the wings and red glitter Stickles on the hat to add some sparkle. I have provided a picture with the flash and one without.

 


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, SU Night of Navy, Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Stamps: Creative Bug Digis - Cowbee Greetings
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug gingham ef, Cricut, Martha Stewart Sesonal Cakes Seasonal cartridge, Lawn Fawn heart dies, felt, SU dazzling diamonds glitter, pop dots, homemade enamel dots
Inks: Copics
Techniques: digi, sketch


Monday, May 25, 2015

GCC052415 - hello fabulous

It's Time for a new Monday challenge Over at the Outlawz. The theme this week is anything goes because it is the last Monday of the month of May.

The Sponsor is: A & T Digital Designs and the image is Mille the Snail.

I used this sketch from Pinterest. I ran out of room to add the banner at the top. The snail was paper pieced. I started to color the image but the ink was not dry and it smeared so I went ahead with my original idea of paper piecing.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Colorbok, Recollections, SU Mellon, SU Limeade.
Stamps: A&T Digital Designs - Mille the snail, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU label punch, Lawn Fawn dies, MFT cover up die, homemade enamel dots, felt, pop dots.
Inks: Memories.
Techniques: sketch, digi, paper piecing.

Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 Grad - for Michael

My friend Elizabeth's son Michael graduated from Gilbert High School yesterday. I can't believe this kid is graduating and this age all ready. Just seems like he should be 10 or so years old. Time has just flown by.

I asked him what his high school colors were. He replied black and gold. I said dark yellow or shiny. He replied shiny. I think it was because his neck stole was shiny dark yellow. I made yet another shaker card and used the gold foil cardstock from Dollar Tree again. This foil cardstock just does not photograph well.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, American Craft, Gold foil cardstock from Dollar Tree
Accessories: Cricut, Southwest cartridge, transparency, black/white/gold sequins, pop dots, homemade enamel dots

Monday, May 18, 2015

GCC0518 - Birthday wishes

It's Monday so that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on and join in on the fun. This week, the theme is to use red, white, and blue (must use all three colors).

The Sponsor this week is Oddball Stamps. The image is Kawaii Clouds Hearts and Stars.

Lately, I've really been into making shaker boxes. I used thicker foam under this one so the sequins shake better than the last few I've made. I figured that this image would be cute as the center of the shaker. The colors I used to color the digital image are much brighter in real life. I used this sketch from Stuck Sketches?! on Pinterest.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Bazzill, The Paper Studio

Stamps: Oddball Stamps - Kawaii Clouds hearts and Stars, SU wow flowers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU label punch, Sizzix die, acetate, sequins, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories.
Techniques: sketch, digi, shaker box

Congratulations Gary - 2015 ASU Grad

I made this card for my friend's son for his graduation from ASU. There were so many intelligent people graduating that night. I'd say, 95% had very high grade point averages.

This card was made very quickly (which is very surprising for me).

I will send it in the mail to him since I forgot it in my car and didn't take a pen that worked with me to write in it. I showed it to him since it wasn't there to hand him. We went out for pizza afterwards.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, SU baroque burgundy, Bazzill (black), Gold foil cardstock from Dollar Tree.
Stamps: Fiskars
Accessories: Cricut, Southwest cartridge, sequins (gold and white in assorted sizes), pop dots, acetate
Ink: Memories
Technique: Shaker box

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Congrats Kennedy - 2015 Graduation

I made this card for my cousin Kenny's daughter Kennedy for her high school graduation. I cannot believe Kennedy is graduating from high school already. My mom said she would buy the gifts and put my name on them if I made the card. I wrote in it and sent it to my mom for her to write in and provide along with the gifts. I had to use my new Create a Friend cartridge for the graduate girl. This cartridge is so fun and really has some cute images in it. I did not add the second layer of flowers on the lei. I decided it would be too small to deal with at this size. The graduate girl is cut at 2.25 inches. I thought the shaker made this really fun. Kennedy went to the same high school as I did, but they have consolidated again since I graduated so the school colors are different. Her school colors are black, purple, and white. I wanted to use black sequins in the shaker box as well, however, forgot to take them to the crop with me. This was tricky to photograph with the silver cardstock and sequins.

 
 
Challenges submitted to:
 
Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Recollections (frosty white and purple with polka dots), Bazzill (skin color, black, gold, pink), SU going grey, SU barely banana, Unknown purple (dress, shoes, band on hat), Silver cardstock (Dollar Tree).
Stamps: Fiskars
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cricut, Create a Friend cartridge, Robotz cartridge, plastic, sequins (silver, white, purple), pop dots.
Inks: Memories.
Technique: shaker box, Cricut.


CGG0511 - All things grow with love

It's Monday so that means there is another challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on and join in on the fun. This week, the theme is to use flowers or create a card for Mother's Day.

The Sponsor this week is: DeeDee's Digis and the image is Bugs & Blooms.

I used this card from Pinterest as my inspiration or sketch. I thought this would work perfectly for the image.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, Bazzill (Miss Teagan Sue), SU vanilla, SU peach parfait.
Stamps: DeeDee's Digis - Bugs & Blooms snail, SU Love Matters.
Accessories: Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, SU label punch, corner rounder, Googlie eyes, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques: sketch, digi.

GCC0504 - You're Cool

It's Monday so that means there is another challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on and join in on the fun. This week, the theme is polka dots. If you know me well or follow my creations, you know that this theme sure fit in well with my paper selections. :) I used a Colorbok paper pack I purchased.

The Sponsor this week is: Bugaboo and the image is Summer Dog Suntan.

I used this tutorial I found on Pinterest. I had to cut one more piece of red so I had enough longer pieces to fit.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies: Neenah, Bazzill, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, Colorbok, SU poppy.
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps - Summer Dog Suntan, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, home made enamel dots, Glossy Accents (sunglasses and lemonade).
Inks: Copic, Memories.
Techniques: sunburst tutorial, digi.




Monday, April 27, 2015

GCC0427 - What's Shaking?

It's Monday so that means there is another challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on and join in on the fun. This week, the theme is Anything Goes since it is the last Monday of the month. 

The sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine and the image is Senor Pickles. I thought this was a super cute image and would be great for a Cinco de Mayo type card. The margarita has real sea salt on the rim and Glossy Accents on the drink and lime to make it stand out and look more real. There is actually red Stickles on the pompom balls of the hat. I used this ScrapMuch? sketch from Pinterest. I love this sketch. I may be using this one again. Of course after the fact, I realized that the red piece below the zig zag was supposed to be longer and should have gone more to the right. I embossed the Bazzill piece with the SU large polka dot ef, but turned it inside out so would be more subtle. This saying is so appropriate for a frog in a margarita isn't it?



Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craftroom Door - April 21 - 27 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - April Anything Goes - patterned papers
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes #259
Crafty Cardmakers - Dots #137

Supplies: 
Papers: Neenah, The Paper Studio, Bazzill (red and white), SU Garden Green
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Senor Pickles, Fiskars
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU large polka dot ef, Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, SU project life corner rounder, PTI rik rak die, home made enamel dots, real sea salt, Glossy Accents, and pop dots
Ink: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories
Technique: digi, sketch