It's Monday and that means a new challenge has been posted for the Greeting Card Challenge over at the Outlawz. This week, our theme is Easter. Every time I see this card, all I can think is "bawk bawk it's the Easter bunny" commercial from Cadbury eggs. I was going to use that as my sentiment, but I'm not the greatest at printing sentiments off the computer. I colored then fussy cut the image out and popped it up on the scallop oval. I kind of used sketch #74 from Paper Take Weekly Sketches. Come on over and join in on the fun.
Our sponsors this week are: NiceCrane and Rick St. Dennis.
Supplies: papers: Neenah, Xpress-it, Bazzill, We are Memory Keepers (simply spring pack). Stamps: NiceCrane digi - the Easter Bunny, SU Riveting, Studio G. Accessories: Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, Bakers twine, SU circle punch, Fiskars circle punch. Ink: Copics, American Crafts alcohol markers, Memories.
It's another Wednesday challenge over at the Crafter's Challenge Blog. Team A's theme this week is Spring. So come on over and enjoy some fun. What better to add some Spring than to have a super cute bunny on your project?
This week, the sponsors are: Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and Inky Impressions.
Supplies: papers: Neenah, SU basic grey, SU daffodil, SU pixie pink, The Paper Studio pack 2. Stamps: Dr. Digis House of Stamps - Cuddly Critters Rabbit, Studio G. Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU chevron ef, SU circle punch, Bakers Twine, Colorbok chipboard (hello circle and photo corner), SU circle punch, circle punch, Copics, Cricut, Freshly picked cartridge, pop dots.
It's another new week over at the Outlawz Challenge board. This week our theme is U-G-L-Y. You don't have an alibi. Use ugly papers and make them pretty. I used to be a cheerleader so this thought popped in my mind for the theme. This was much more difficult than I thought it would be. Initially, I thought this will be so easy. We all have papers we do not think are pretty or the patterns are not what we want on our projects. Coming up with papers that somewhat went with the image, was tough at first. Then, when I saw this square paper, it really made the card come together easy from that point. I used four patterns within the Polaroid frame - 2 of which are ugly to me and two aren't so bad. The green with polka dots and the stripe are ok and the other two are my ulgy papers. I used my PTI ric rak die to cut strips and then piece them together for the background. The Polaroid frame is up on pop dots for dimension and so is the purple card base. The frog and the LOL were fussy cut.
Supplies: papers: Neenah, Bazzill (green and purple), square paper from Big Lots, Rob and Bob DCWV pack. Stamps: Creative Bug Digital Stamps - Fun Critters - Unfrogettable digi, Studio G (2). Inks: Memories pigment, Copics, American Crafts alcohol markers, Accessories: Cricut, Small Talk Tags and Frames cartridge, Cuttlebug, PTI ric rak die, Cuttlebug ef, SU clear ep, sequins, SU, circle punch, pop dots.
It's another new week over at the Outlawz Challenge board. This week our theme is Anything Goes since it is the last week of the month. Come on over and play along. I used this Bella Blvd sketch I saw on Pinterest. I had to move the circle and sentiment a little based on where the image had white space available.
This week at the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog, the theme is to add doodles to your project. I have been seeing some really cool doodled images on Pinterest so of course, that is the direction I went in. I didn't hand doodle all this since I wanted to use a lot of my stamps that I own already. I started stamping the flower images and then hand doodled in the flower petals and in between the flowers in the white space. I then colored with Copic markers, American Craft alcohol markers, and Sharpies. This was super fun and you will be seeing this technique again for sure. I have tons more stamps that will work perfectly and didn't get a change to see what they all would look like.
The sponsor this week is Art by MiRan. The image is called Hey You. Hop on over to her store and pick out your favorite images.
It's already March 24. I know...you've heard me say that time is flying the last few weeks. It just seems that I can't catch up. Anywho, it's a brand new week over at the Outlawz and we have another fun and exciting theme this week - add texture. Come on over and play along. I chose this image, Blingy Mermaid with shoe by Aurora Wings because I love the water and knew that this image would be perfect for adding water-like texture. I colored the vellum with alcohol markers and kept going over it until it looked like water.
Our Sponsors this week are: Aurora Wings and Limited Runs Digital
It's another new week over at the Outlawz Challenge boards. Our theme this week is to use green or St. Patrick's Day. I love this image. Maybe, it's because I absolutely fell in love with Hawaii and Tahiti or because I love palm trees. Lucky for me, in Arizona, I get to see Palm Trees every day. All I'm missing is the beach. This image kind of takes me away and places me on a tropical island. I used this scrapbook page from Pinterest as my inspiration. I used pop dots behind the main panel to make it pop.
Supplies: Neenah, Bazzill, The Paper Studio (a day at the beach pack), GCD. Stamps: Lacy sunshine - Eleanor and Pickles hula, Studio G letters. Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Copics, Specturm Noir alcohol markers, American Crafts alcohol markers, Prima flowers (yes, you can still use them and they are still in style), SU word window punch, SU label punch, bling.
This card is for the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog, TCCCB0312 challenge. The theme this week is to use flowers. I shocked myself when I made a card with only four layers. WOW. I tried something a little different with this card. I stamped my sentiment on a transparency. I embossed it with clear ep so it wouldn't rub off the transparency. My Stazon pad is dry so I couldn't use that. I used pop dots under the main image so it stands out a little. I really like the papers in this Basic Grey pack.
Papers: Neenah, Basic Grey (Fiction pack), SU. Stamps: Lacy Sunshine digi Emily Spring Blossoms, Studio G. Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU top note die, Copics, American Crafts alcohol markers, SU clear ep, Button, Bakers Twine.
This week over at the Outlawz, the theme is coffee and friends - the perfect blend. I wanted buy this stamp set just so I could get this sentiment. Boy oh boy...we crafter's are loco when we do that. I imagine it happens a lot more than we all want to admit. I created the coffee cup from my Cricut and fussy cut the angel out. The angel was sitting on a pedestal but I cut her out and added her to the coffee cup. I had this idea as soon as I knew the theme and saw the images. This will be for a friend who loves angels and coffee. (Her name not listed because she'll receive the card soon. She'll know who she is when she sees this post!). I used papers from a new paper pack from The Paper Studio. They are so pretty but really out of my norm for colors. I molded the cup and the wings on the angel so they had dimension. I added pop dots down the center of each to help keep the shape.
Update: 03/26/2014 - Hop on over to Cara's blog to see the post about this card. I am glad she liked it.
This week the sponsors are: Scrapper's Delights Paper Crafts and Guylou's Inimitability Digi Stamps.
Supplies: SU vanilla, SU night of navy, Bazzill (burgandy), The Paper Studio (Sunbeam paper pack). Stamps: Scrapper's Delights digi, SU Garden Greetings, Fiskars. Accessories: Cuttlebug, The Paper Studio ef, Cricut, Essentials cartridge, Copic markers, American Crafts alcohol markers, Stickles, atyou Glitter pen.
How awesome is this? I won a Copic marker wallet that holds 72 markers from Barb. Barb, thanks so much. You are so great. Barb had a blogversary for blogging for a year. I entered and won. Wow. I'm so excited. I received it in the mail yesterday. Now only if I could fill it with markers right away. :)
It's a new week over at the Outlawz and that means a new challenge has been posted. This week, the theme is Music to my Ears. Use your favorite song title as the sentiment. This week, the sponsors are: Digi Stamps 4 Joy, The Stamping Chef, Scrapper's Delights, and Nice Crane. I chose the digi image called Soapbox by The Stamping Chef. This card sure isn't in my norm. It's so few layers. If you count all the layers of the music bar, there are a lot on the card, but three only if you only count the music bar as one layer. Wow. I didn't know I could make a card with that few layers. I added atyou Spica Glitter Pen to the bow in her hair, dress and megaphone.
I started off using this sketch off Pinterest, not sure it follows it exactly.
What better way to honor my Aunt Cindy than with a card that has music on it? I miss her so much and think about her every single day. She was so talented with singing and for me looking like her...I sure didn't inherit that.
Come on over and join in the fun. We'd love to see your musical creations.
avenue 613 - challenge 61-anything goes/optional use your stash (the only new things were the glitter pen and the digi)
Supplies used: papers: Neenah, Bazzill (pink, blue, black), Recollections (orange and green polka dot), SU daffodil. Stamps: Soapbox digi by the Stamping Chef (image and sentiment). Accessories: Cricut, Groovy Times cartridge, Cuttlebug, The Paper Studio music ef, Copics, American Crafts alcohol markers, atyou Spica Glitter Pen, Corner rounder.
Supplies: paper: Neenah (white), SU (basic grey), The Paper Studio (pink patterns). Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy stamps - a flower for you digi, SU very punny. Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Recollections doily, Copics, American Crafts alcohol markers, SU label punch, black bling, black Stickles.
Here is my card for the Outlawz challenge this week. Our theme is anything goes since it is the last week of the month.
Our Sponsor this week isMelJen's Designs.
I chose the shamrock cupcake as my image. I had the idea to paper piece with green glitter paper so it would be sparkly. I used strips of various papers for the background.
Supplies: paper: Neenah (white), The Paper Studio (black and white, white and black polkadot, shape, green glitter and gold glitter), Imaginese (stripe and large polka dot), Making Memories (green and white polka dot), Bazzill (black). Stamps: Mel Jen's Designs - Shamrock cupcake digi, Studio G. Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU top note die, bling, Copics. Techniques: paper piecing.
I made this card over the weekend for my friend's grandma who turned 98 on Saturday. They had a little party for her and she was so appreciative to see everyone. Ceylan loved this card (it was her absolute favorite of all that I've ever made- she actually loves all my cards and begs me to send her a card. I should start just randomly sending them to her. She has already put the tickler in my ear that this year she turns 40 so I'll have to come up with something great.
Grandma is so funny. She loves chocolate. In fact, the word love may not even begin to describe it. Since Valentine's Day is the day before, she seems to get a lot of half price chocolates...and trust me, it's perfect for grandma. I was helping Mark pack things up and had the pile of chocolate in my hand to go back to grandma's room. She thought I was taking her chocolates with me to my house, not taking them to her room. I assured her that I was only getting them piled up to go back to her room. : )
Ceylan's mom loved elephants so now Ceylan and grandma love elephants. I used bright and cheerful colors for her card because hitting 98 is a big accomplishment. I used the Eat Cake pack from The Paper Studio and my new Stampin' Up! fringe scissors.
Supplies: paper: Neenah (white), The Paper Studio (eat cake paper pack), SU daffodil. Stamps: Stampabilities/The Paper Studio. Accessories: corner rounder, SU circle punches, balloon punch, Cuttlebug, Walter the Elephant die, Cricut, Robotz cartridge, bakers twine, SU fringe scissors.
Is time flying or what? It sure doesn't seem like it should already be mid-February. When I was little, my parents and the "older" people always told me that time would fly. I thought they were crazy back then, but boy...now, I sure believe them.
It's a new week at the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun. This week's Greeting Card Challenge is the theme Animal Planet. You can use animals, animal print or both on your project. I came up with this idea to honor my friend Jennifer, who absolutely loves animal print. I used both animals and animal print.
Supplies: papers: Neenah, The Paper Studio (all animal print from Safari pack), Bazzill (black and rust). Stamps: Studio G. Accessories: Copics, American Crafts alcohol markers, Ribbon, SU circle punch and label punch, ribbon. Ink: Memories.