Monday, November 24, 2014

GCC1124 - Hello

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

This week, the theme is Anything Goes since it is the last Monday in the month. Come along and enjoy the fun. The Sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis and the image is High-flyin Mouse. I used this sketch from Pinterest/Stuck!? Sketches.


Challenges submitted to:
Addicted to Stamps - Lots of Layers, Challenge #92
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes, Nov 18-24

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-it blending cardstock, SU basic grey, Bazzill, SU daffodil, The Paper Studio (Ninth Street).
Stamps: Rick St Dennis - High-flyin Mouse, SU petite pretties.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cricut, Sizzix dies, Glossy Accents (goggles and windshield).

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy 7th Birthday Maddie

I made this card for my friend's 7 year old for her birthday. It was a Frozen theme, with ice skating. I kind of figured since we were invited to go skating and the party was at the rink. I used a coloring book page for the image. I wanted both Elsa and Olaf in it so this one seemed to be the best. This card took me 3.5 hours to finish. I think part of it was searching for the image, printing it and then determining the papers to use but still. I told Jodi the mom, to be sure and save this one. I added glitter pen to the dress and the magic. I really like how Olaf came out.

I wish I had been able to see Maddie's face when she opened it. The first picture was taken with the flash so you could see the glitter paper and pen and the second was taken without.



Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, The Paper Studio glitter paper, DCWV, American Crafts.
Stamps: Coloring page - Elsa and Olaf enjoying a warm and sunny day, SU Garden Greetings.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, punch, Gem, Sizzix die, Stickles, popdots.
Inks: Copics, Memories.

Monday, November 17, 2014

GGG1117 - Happy Thanksgiving

It's Monday so that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on over and play  along.

The sponsor this week is: All Dressed Up and the image is Little Flower Girl.

Our theme is Thanksgiving. I've said it before,  but these colors are so hard for me. This card looks so much more vibrant in real life.


Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craft Room Door - Nov 11-17 Anything Goes
AAA Cards - Thanksgiving
Come and Get It Challenge - Thanksgiving Traditions
Hiding in My Craft Room - HIMCR #174 Think Fall

Supplies :
Papers : Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, SU chocolate chip,  SU boroque burgandy,  SU peach parfait, DCWV, Athentique,  The Paper Studio.
Stamps: All Dressed Up  - Little Flower Girl, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, homemade enamel dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir,  Memories.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy 70th Birthday Barb

My friend Kim's mom Barb turned 70 last week but had her party Saturday. She loves martinis,  martini glasses,  anything martini so I had to buy this stamp last weekend from boot camp. I knew she'd love this.

I used some of the techniques I learned in Copic boot camp last weekend.

Barb said she thinks I'm an amazing artist. What a nice compliment.

I used Jen Dove's card for the layout and sample from the image package to create this. I don't have all the colors so I had to ad lib and create my own with layers of colors.


Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craft Room Door - Nov 11-17 Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Use your markers
The Ribbon Girl Blog - Use Red and Ribbon

Supplies:
Papers : Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, Bazzill, SU garden green,  The Paper Studio.
Stamps: Talk About Impressions - Antini, Inkadinkadoo.
Accessories: Cricut, Phrases cartridge, Bazzill flower, ribbon,  SU circle punches, Glosay Accents, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GCC1110 - Thanks.

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

The Sponsor this week this week is: Beansie Doodles and the image is Diner Girl Darna.

The theme this week is "Veteran's Day - send a card to a Veteran". I was going to print the words "for your service or for serving" and adhere under the word thanks, but I ran out of time. 

I personally feel we should always be thankful for the Veterans as their sacrifices and service is what keeps me free and able to do the things I do. 

I spent last weekend at a Copic Boot Camp so tried some of the techniques I learned or refreshed my brain with. I used darker reds and blues to blend and give more contrast.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, Bazzill (red, white), American Crafts (black), Recollections.
Stamps: Beansie Doodles - Diner Girl Darna, Studio G.
Accessories: Cricut, Paper Lace cartridge, another cartridge (tag), Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, EK Success punch, homemade enamel dots, pop dots. 
Inks: Copics, Memories.

Monday, November 3, 2014

GCC1103 - Happy Birthday Autumn

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

We had two Sponsors this week. Sween N Sassy Stamps and Whoopsidaisy Digis. The Sponsor for my card this week is: Whoopsidaisy Digis and the image is Sheet 517.

The theme this week is "Fall Colors". Boy oh Boy was this theme hard for me. I get stuck in such a rut with using bright and cheery colors that I struggle when I have to use other color schemes. I decided to make this card for my good friend Autumn for her birthday. She not only has the name, she loves fall and the colors that go along with it, so what a perfect card/theme for her. Autumn has long brown hair, too, so it's perfect. It's in the mail today (yes, the card is going to be late, but I did wish her a Happy Birthday on her actual birthday so I'm good.) I used my Cricut for the leaf circle. I really like how it came out. The sketch this week is from Deconstructing Jen DS175



Challenges submitted to:
DS175 - Deconstructing Jen sketch # 175
Fantabulous Cricut - challenge me monday #235 - anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom - HIMCR #172 Fall Colors
Cupcake Inspirations - challenge #285 - fall

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, DCWV, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Peach Parfait.
Stamps: Whoopsidaisy Digis - Sheet 517, SU Garden Greetings.
Accessories: Cricut, Holiday Cakes cartridge, Ribbon.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.

Monday, October 27, 2014

GCC1027 - Perky elf

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

The Sponsor this week is: Inky Impressions and the image is Jingles the Elf.

The theme this week is "Anything Goes" since it is the last Monday of the month.I will say, while it's still 88 degrees in Arizona, it's hard for me to get into the Christmas card making mood. The sentiment and the image are both from Inky Impressions. I used the towel technique and sponged it over the rabbit after I colored it to give it a look like fur. 

I used this card as inspiration on Pinterest.



Challenges submitted to:
Crafty Cardmakers - #126 cut-it-out
Love to Scrap - LTSCB #40 - Seeing Dots!
Christmas Card Challenges - #48 - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craftroom - HIMCR #171 - Any Holiday
Through the Craftroom Door - October 27 - November 3

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, The Paper Studio, Bazzill, SU Garden Green.
Stamps: Inky Impressions - Jingles the elf and sentiment. 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sizzix, White Puffy Paint, homemade enamel dots, pop dots (2 thicknesses).
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir





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.