Monday, July 21, 2014

GCC0721 - Summer

It's Monday.  You know what that means? A new challenge has posted over at the Outlawz.

Our theme this week is Summer. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The sponsor this week is Beansie Doodles and the image is Volleyball Rebekah.

With a theme like summer, I had so many ideas run through my head.  Had I gone with all of them,  my card would have had to be a 12x12. Lol


Challenges submitted to:
Cards Galore Challenges - use rubber stamp or digi stamp
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - July challenge - use patterned paper
Fantabulous Cricut - #220-wet-and-wild.html

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah,  xPress-It blending cardstock,  SU tempting turquoise, daffodil, peach parfait, The Paper Studio, and Galloping Horse Productions.
Stamps: Beansie Doodles, Mer Inc.
Accessories: Cricut,  Small Talk Tags & Frames cartridge, Elegant Edges cartridge, circle punch.
Inks: Copics,  Spectrum Noir, American Crafts alcohol makers,  Memories.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

TCCCB0716 - Make a BIG Wish!

This week, over at the Crafter's Café Challenge board, the theme is Happy Birthday. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs and the image is Disney Fan. 

This was a first real try and trying to color and blend a lot of red. I added three black bling rhinestones (two on the upper right hand side of the black frame and one below in the lower left of black frame. They show up nicely in real life but not very well in the photograph. 



Challenges submitted to:


Supplies:
Papers:
Neenah, Bazzill (red and black), exPress-It blending cardstock, Recollections, The Paper Studio and unknown (red and white polkadot). 
Stamps: Sassy Studio Designs - Disney Fan, Studio G, SU Garden Greetings. 
Accessories: Cricut, Small Talk Tags & Frames cartridge, Elegant Edges cartridge, Colorbok chipboard photo corner, Bazzill bling, Magic Scraps (clear acrylic dot on top of white dot in photo corner).
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

GCC0714 - Just for you

It's a new week so that means there is a new challenge over at the Outlawz. The theme this week is BINGO. Come on over and play along in the fun.

I've seen BINGO as the theme on some other challenges so when it was my week to determine the theme, I came up with this one. Of course, I had to add the things that are easy for me to use in the squares to choose from. : ) I used the Circles, FREE, and Banners row. The sketch is from SFYTT card from Jen del Muro. I used pop dots on the sentiment banner and thicker pop dots on the dog so he would sit on top of the sentiment.


The sponsors this week are The Stampig Chef and Nice Crane. My image was chosen from the Nice Crane - Funny Dogs selection.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, x-Press It blending cardstock, The Paper Studio (the basics packs 1 and 2), SU Basic Grey.
Stamps: Nice Crane - Funny Dogs, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, pop dots, white paint pen for dots in eyes..
Inks: Copics, Memories (for some reason, my black ink came out as dark charcoal for this card. How perfect was that? It matches perfectly in real life).

Sunday, July 13, 2014

CAS0713 - Teeny Bikini

When I saw the challenge theme this week at the Clean and Simple challenge over at the Outlawz, I knew I had to play along. the theme is polkadots. Cheri used the song Teeny weenie polka dot bikini when she listed the challenge. I'm sure you have noticed that I love me some polkadots and binikis to the point it's almost an obsession. I won't mention the matching beach towels and cheap flip flops. ;) It's hardly a project without one form or another of polkadots.

I used my Cricut and the Life is a Beach cartridge to make this simple but wow card. These sentiments really pop when you make them bigger like I did here. I used pop dots on the main panel to make it stand up more (in between the yellow and white layer).


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Recollections (yellow and white), Bazzill (red).
Accessories: Cricut, Life is a Beach cartridge, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug dots ef, pop dots, corner rounder.

Monday, July 7, 2014

GCC0707 - Sending Happy Thoughts

It's a new week so that means there is a new challenge payed over at the Outlawz. Come on over and play along in the fun.

Our theme this week is strawberries or berries.

I actually liked how this card turned out. I think the bright colors of this paper pack helped that. Maybe it's the reverse embossed seeds on the strawberry. I added googlie eyes to the mouse.

This week,  the sponsor is Rick St. Dennis abs the image is Fred mouse.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah,  xPress-It blending cardstock,  American Crafts (Mayberry pack).
Stamps: Rick St. Dennis - Fred mouse, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cricut,  Elegant Edges cartridge,  Sweet Shop cartridge, Cuttlebug, SU swiss dot ef, googlie eyes, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

TCCCB 792 - USA

This week,  over at the Crafter's Café Challenge board,  the theme is red, white and blue. We will honor all those in the United States of America and the great country it is. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and the image is Eleanor Lady Liberty.

Challenges submitted to:
Cards Galore Challenges  - use stamp or digi
Bearly Mine Challenges  - July-2014 lets go digital
Through the Craftroom Door  - July 1st - July 7th Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  - Anything Goes

Supplies:
Paper: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, Bazzill,  The Paper Studio,  SU Brilliant Blue, SU Night of Navy, Recollections.
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Eleanor Lady Liberty.
Accessories: Cricut,  Small Talk Tags &Frames cartridge,  Cuttlebug,  Cuttlebug star ef, star brad,  heart shape,  USA sticker, pop dots.

Monday, June 30, 2014

GCC0630 - Follow your Dreams

It's Monday su that means is time for a new challenge over at the Outlawz. Since it's the last Monday of the month,  it means the theme is Anything Goes. Come on over and join in on the fun.

This is the second cats I'm not happy with. I think my mojo is gone. I used the SU scallop border punch to make the background. I think this needs something. The are various thicknesses of pop dots for dimension.

The sponsor is Milk Coffee and the image is Lisbeth sleeps with her bunny.


Challenges submitted to:
Addicted to Stamps  - challenge 85 - use polkadots
Disdigi Designs Challenge - lots of layers challenge

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, GDC, xPress-It blending cardstock.
Stamps: Milk Coffee - Lisbeth sleeps with her bunny,  Fiskars.
Accessories: Cricut,  Phrases cartridge, Cuttlebug,  Darice ef, Cuttlebug ef, SU scallop border punch, pop dots.
Inks: Copic, Spectrum Noir, American Crafts alcohol makers,  Memories.

Monday, June 23, 2014

GCC0623 - Thank You

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 "masculine". Come on over and join along in the fun. 

Since I volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, and have for 13 years, I just had to use this image. How cute is Handy Harry and his tools? I used the Sweet Sunday #224 sketch (SSSC224) this week. It is perfect for using an image. 


The sponsor this week is Digital Delights and the image is Handy Harry



Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, DCWV (dots and plaids pack), The Paper Studio.
Stamps: Digital Delights - Handy Harry, Tim Holtz
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sizzix die, button.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, American Crafts alcohol inks, Memories. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

John and Helen you are fabulous!

I made this card for John and Helen for being the best house leaders at all the Habitat builds.  It's always a great pleasure working with these two. They ate so caring, so generous, and put out such beautiful homes. All the team leaders Gabe them a gift certificate to Sweet Tomatoes so they can enjoy some dinners out. They texted me today after the dedication and said they loved the card and it was really pretty. I just started creating this card.  No sketch,  no real ideas.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah,  SU Pool party, Bazzill, American Crafts (metropolitan paper pack).
Stamps: Studio G
Accessories: corner rounder, heart punch, pop dots.

Congratulations on your new home Amalia

I made this card for the homeowner that just had her house dedication today.  This lady and her son were there every week and had many more hours than they were required. They were pretty awesome. The last three or four homes I've been a Team Leader on, I've made cards for the family when it comes time for the dedication. I had everyone sign it as always. Received a compliment from an older gentleman that is a retired guy on what we call the Tuesday Crew. He said they were really neat and wonderd how long it took to make them. I paper pieced the tree.

Here is the card for Amalia.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, SU Night of Navy, DCWV, The Paper Studio, GDC, Bazzill.
Stamps: Fiskars, Studio G (tree, new home)
Accessories: button, Baskets Twine, Bazzill Bling,  SU label punch, Corner Rounder, Pop dots.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

TCCCB0618 - Hello

This card was made for the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog Wednesday challenge. Our theme this week is to distress it. Come on over and join in on the fun.

I have to admit...distressing is HARD for me. I used to use black ink on everything and somewhere along the line, I learned that I like clean and fresh designs. I did my best though. 

This dog image makes me laugh though. I can just see him saying Hello. Can't you?

This weeks sponsor is: QKR Stampede and the image is: digi24297 Hello Digi - dog saying hi.



Challenges submitted to:
Divas by Design Challenge  - 3 or more layers
Color Throwdown  - color throwdown 297

Through the Craft Room Door  - ttcrd challenge june 17- june 23 - Anything Goes

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, The Paper Studio. 
Stamps: QKR Stampede - digi24297 Hello Digi
Accessories: Heidi Swapp distress tool, Lawn Fawn hello lawn cuts die, Nestabilities flowers, bling.
Inks: Copics, American Crafts, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.


Monday, June 16, 2014

GCC0616 - Welcome Baby


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 "what's in your garden". Come on over and join along in the fun. 

I had a completely different thought in my mind for this card and could not get it to come together like I wanted. I had to make this ahead as I was on vacation and away from my craft room for this posting. 

The sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique and the image is Fairy Aletha




Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, X-Press It, GSD.
Stamps: The Stamping Boutique - Fairy Aletha, Momenta
Accessories: SU butterly embosslit, Darice ef, Cuttlebug, atyou Spica Glitter pen, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, American Crafts.

Monday, June 9, 2014

GCC0609 - Cake & Candles

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 monochromatic. Come on over and join along in the fun. 

When the theme was decided, and it was monochromatic, I decided that I had to use this topsy-turvy cake. I had the thought that I would use sunburst circles and stars. Monochromatic cards are tricky for me. 

The sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles and the image is Man Cake


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, X-Press it blending cardstock, Recollections, The Paper Studio, SU daffodil.
Stamps: Delicious Doodles - Man cake, SU Garden Greetings, Hampton Art.
Accessories: Cricut, Martha Stewart Seasonal Cakes, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU arrow ef, pop dots..
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

TCCCB0604 - Beach bum

This card was made for the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog Wednesday challenge. Our theme this week is masculine. Come on over and join in on the fun.

For those of you who know me, know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the beach, palm trees, the ocean, the sand, and sea life. I love to snorkel, swim, body surf, knee board, etc. Yes, I love all these things and sometimes wonder why I live in the desert. I love that, too surprisingly. But when I can, I hit the ocean, travel to beach locations and take advantage of any beach time I can get. This image is just so cute. I found this stamp at Archiver's in Des Moines, IA over the Christmas holidays. I'm sure going to miss that store. I knew it just had to be mine. I tried to make this card to mimic a beach scene. I will be sending this to my friend in California or if it works out, I'll give it to him when I go see him later in the summer. I have to get in that much needed beach time!!!!!

The sponsor this week is Bugaboo and the image is guy-surf



Challenges submitted to:
Fab n Funky Challenges - challenge-219 - fathers day or for men in your life
Simon Says Stamp Blog  - fathers day/masculine
Cuttlebug Mania  - fathers day
Fantastic Tuesday  - challenge #38 - summer
Through the Craft Room Door  - ttcrd challenge june 3 to june 9

Supplies:
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill (, orange, blue - sky, black), The Paper Studio (blue water - 2), SU Daffodil, Kraft.
Stamps: Bugaboo - guy surf, Stampendous.
Accessories: Cricut, Small Talk Tags & Frames cartridge (sun), Life is a Beach cartridge (waves and flip flops), Phrases (clouds), Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Darice cloud ef (blue sky), Darice small dots ef, Cuttlebug dot ef, SU lattice ef, Ranger Glossy Accents, pop dots.
Ink: Copic, Spectrum Noir, American Craft, Memories.

Monday, June 2, 2014

GCC0602 - Happy Birthday Ceylan

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 Wait a Minute Mr. Postman (create a post card or card with an embossable sentiment). Come on over and join along in the fun. 

I'm really early on this card which is shocking for me. I knew when I saw this image, I had to request it for Ceylan. She will be turning 40 in July, loves elephants, it had 4 candles (one to represent each decade), packages, and cake. It had to be the image for her. I made the cake chocolate since that's her favorite. I even sent her a text and let her know to not poke around on my blog until late July. : ) Then I realized, she may still see it on Pinterest. Oh well, she will like it even if she sees it before hand. All the paper layers were cut with the SU fringe scissors. I popped the top layer up so It would be level with the rest. I also popped the image and the bottom of the hat and birthday wishes pennant so they would have dimension as well. 

This week, the sponsor is Squiggle Fly and the image is party animals .


This was taken without the flash.

This was taken with the flash.

Supplies:
Paper: Neenah, The Paper Studio (
eat cake paper pack).
Stamps: Squiggle Fly - Party Animal, SU Garden Greetings, Inkadinkadoo.
Accessories: Cricut, Celebrations cartridge, SU circle punches, SU fringe scissors, SU clear ep, heat gun, bling.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, American Craft alcohol markers, Sharpies (to color bling) and Memories pigment.