Monday, May 25, 2015

GCC050415 - 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.


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

Monday, April 20, 2015

GCC0420 - sweet

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 fabric on your project. I used felt (hearts) and the hot pink material below the grid die cut is some sort of fabric that came around a bouquet of flowers.

The sponsor this week is: Deedee's Digis and the image is A Little Something.

I used this sketch from Pinterest. It worked perfectly for this card. I used the bright Momento paper pack that I just love again. These papers and the bright colors just make my heart happy. I love that when you use a different accent color (this time I chose to accent the green), it makes it look so different. 




Challenges Submitted to:

Supplies: 
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, Momento, Bazzill (lime green), SU (pixie pink).
Stamps: DeeDee's Digis - A Little Something, SU So Very.
Accessories: Cricut, Edge to Edge Cartridge, Felt, Hot pink flower bouquet fabric, Cuttlebug, Sizzix dies (labels and scallop border), Lawn Fawn (heart), homemade enamel dots, pop dots, white puff paint, Glossy Accents.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques: digi, sketch.

Monday, April 13, 2015

GCC0413 - You make my day bright and April Showers

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 Rainbows and/and or rain.

The Sponsor this week is Decosse's Dynamite Doodles and I absolutely loved the paper bundle we had to choose from. I couldn't decide so asked Lisa to provide me with both. I love the rainbow and raindrop papers and the raincoat and rain boots. I had an idea for each as soon as I saw the paper selections. I changed one of the patterned banners after I posted it last night. I kept looking at it and it didn't feel right. I wanted to use red for the rain boots on the chic (and had a scrap just the right size sitting on my desk that was perfect in size) so felt it needed one more pop of red in the card. I used this card for the rainbow card and this card for the raincoat card as my inspiration. 



Challenges submitted to: 

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles (rainbow, raindrops, rain coat, rain boots), The Paper Studio, Mira Mi, Amy Tangerine, SU daffodil, SU blue, SU brilliant blue, Bazzill (red, orange for chic and sun, white for clouds).
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cricut, Create a Critter cartridge (chic), Small Talk Tags and Frames (sun), Phrases (clouds), Prima flowers, bling, pop dots, SU label punch.
Stamps: Hero Arts, Studio G.
Techniques: paper piecing (chic), digital papers

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

GCC0406 - Happy Spring!

There is another challenge posted over at the Outlawz. I'm posting this late as I've been super busy with family in town and activities surrounding that.

The Sponsor this week is Dr. Digis and the image is Trotsky. The theme this week is Happy Spring and must include an animal.

I used this sketch I saw on Pinterest. This would be a great sketch for multiple patterned papers. Love it. Think it may be one I use more than just this one time. I love all the layers and how they overlap. I fussy cut the image.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, We R Memory Keepers - Spring packet (12x12 and 6x6)
Stamps: Dr. Digis - Trotsky, Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, circle punches, homemade enamel dots, corner rounder, pop dots
Inks: Copics, Memories
Technique: sketch, digi


Monday, March 30, 2015

GCC0330 - happy easter

It's the last Monday of the month so that means there is a new Anything Goes challenge over at the Outlawz .

The Sponsor this week is: and the image is Angie's Digi Stamps and the image is: baby chicks.

I used this card I saw on Pinterest as my inspiration.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, SU daffodil, The Paper Studio, Bazzill.
Stamps: Angie's Digi Stamps - baby Chics, Studio G.
Accessories: Cricut, Damask Decor cartridge, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, homemade enamel dots, baker's twine, hole reinforcer, pop dots.
Techniques: Paper piecing, digi.

Monday, March 23, 2015

GCC0323 - missing you

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

This week the sponsor is: All Dressed Up and the image is Purrrfect Together. The theme this week is:  Get Well or Missing You. 

I'll send this to my dad's wife after awhile. When she was here for the winter and really bonded with my fat cat. Independence is a boy and all black,  but this will still work for her. I'll send it from Indy.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #178. I used more papers from a Momento paper pack. I just love the papers in that pack.


Challenges submitted to:
Freshly Made Sketches #178
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper -March Anything Goes

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, American Crafts, Momento, SU limeade, SU mAmboy mellon.
Stamps:  All Dressed Up  - Purrrfect Together,  Studio G.
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Little Yellow Bicycle die, SU ef, homemade enamel dots, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques: digi, sketch.

Monday, March 16, 2015

GCC0316 - smile

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

This week,  the sponsor is: All Dressed Up Stamps and the image is: too good to eat cakes. The theme is ribbons and bows. 

This card didn't start out with this idea. I  couldn't get the idea to work out the way I had it in my head so I changed to this. I didn't want to just tie a bow so I used ribbon as my background. That was kind of fun and I like the way it came out. I cut the edges of the ribbon so added clear glue to the edges so the ribbon didn't ravel or fray. I used Glossy Accents on the cake frosting to give the design more dimension.




Challenges submitted to:
Come and Get It Challenges - Make your own background - used all ribbons
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes - March 10 - 16
Craft for Craic (fun) - #14 BINGO (image/more than 2 layers/die cut)

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, American Crafts.
Stamps:  All Dressed Up - too good to eat cakes, Heidi Swapp.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Heidi Swapp die, clear tacky glue, ribbons (Offray,  The Paper Studio, Maya Roads), pop dots, Glossy Accents.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques:  digi, ribbons

Monday, March 9, 2015

GCC0309 - older & wiser

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

This week,  the sponsor is: Creative Bug Digis and the image is: birthday dog.

The theme this week is glitter and glimmer. I used glittery papers, bling,  Stickles, and glossy accents. I paper pieced the dog. I used the deconstructing jen #191 sketch DS191).



Challenges submitted to:
Deconstructing Jen sketch - DS191

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, The Paper Studio,  SU going grey,  SU basic grey.
Stamps: Creative Bug Digis - birthday dog, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU scallop  circle punch, Stickles, Glossy Accents, bling, pop dots.
Inks: Memories
Techniques: digi, sketch - DS191, paper piecing.