Monday, January 26, 2015

GCC0126 - Happy Birthday Wishes

It's Monday over at the Outlawz so hop on over and join in on the fun.

It's the last Monday of the month,  so you know that means the theme this week is Anything Goes.

The sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies and my image is Happy Birthday Tower.

I used this card off Pinterest as my inspiration. 


Challenges submitted to:
Cupcake Inspirations - #295 Cherries
Paper Creator's Crafts - #34 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Jan 20 - Jan 26 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - #90 Anything Goes

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, Bazzill, SU basic grey, The Paper Studio.
Stamps: A Day for Daisies - Happy Birthday Tower, SU Garden Greetings, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn heart lawn cut dies, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.

Monday, January 19, 2015

GCC0119 - Let it Snow

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

Our theme this week is let it snow. Since moving to AZ, I have stayed a collection of snowmen. It's actually funny to me since I'm not a huge fan of snow or the cold weather. I used two wintery stamps plus paper pieced the digi from the sponsor.

The Sponsor is: Angie's Digi Stamps. The stamp is hot drink.

I cut the snowflake piece from the edge to edge cartridge. Love that one.


Challenges Submitted to:
Craft you Passion - #245 Always Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - #124 Use the color red
Addicted to Stamps - #96 Winter
Lacy Sunshine - #50 Winter Bliss
Hiding in my Craft Room #183 Color It

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah,  Bazzill, SU bliss blue, Recollections, Scenic Route.
Stamps: Angie's Digi Stamps  - hot drink, Studio G (2).
Accessories: Cricut, edge to edge cartridge, ribbon, homemade enamel dots, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories.
Techniques: DTP, Paper piecing, digi.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Crafty Day - I mustache you to be my valentine

I went to an all day crop on Sunday. I had a lot of fun. I was able to create, use some new papers, and enjoy the company and day. Cara and Ceylan and I were all the table so there was quite a bit of conversation as well. That's always part of the fun for me. 

This stamp cracks me up. I have a thing for mustaches that somehow became a trademark with me from my crafty friends. It all started when I held up the little scrap of paper and said to Lynn, "I mustache you a question". Lynn and I both were laughing so hard. It went up or downhill from there which ever way you look at it. As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew I had to have it.

I used this sketch by giminie. It worked perfectly with the elements I used. 





Supplies:
Paper: Neenah, American Craft, Recollections, Bazzill, The Paper Studio.
Stamps: Craftsmart
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Little Yellow bicycle die, Lawn Fawn die, homemade enamel dots, pop dots.

Crafty Day - Smile

I went to an all day crop on Sunday. I had a lot of fun. I was able to create, use some new papers, and enjoy the company and day. Cara and Ceylan and I were all the table so there was quite a bit of conversation as well. That's always part of the fun for me. 

I just love this card. I know that seems so arrogant. I think it's the bright colors. I used a Momento paper pack I purchased at Tuesday Morning. I knew when I saw this pack, I had to have it. I think they had me in mind when they put the patterns and colors together.

I used this card as my inspiration. I just fell in love with all the bright colors and patterns of this card so had to recreate it. 



Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Momento, The Paper Studio, American Crafts, SU tempting turquoise, SU pixie pink.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestibilities, Sizzix dies, Little Yellow Bicycle arrow die, Lawn Fawn heart die, bling pop dots.

Monday, January 12, 2015

GCC0112 - Love Love Love

It's Monday. The first challenge of 2015. Where has the time gone? Come on over to the Outlawz to play along.

The Sponsor's this week are: All Dressed Up and Poppy Seed Designs. My image is from Poppy Seed Designs. 

This week the theme is black and white and one favorite color. Wow. This was hard. I wanted to use greens, but nothing was matching with my papers or pens. So, of course, I went with old faithful hot pink glitter. When in doubt, add hot pink glitter paper. :)


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, The Paper Studio, American Crafts.
Stamps: Poppy Seed Designs - Fairy.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sizzix die, Little Yellow Bicycle, heart punch, pop dots.
Inks: Copics.

Monday, January 5, 2015

GCC0105 - ahoy

It's Monday. The first challenge of 2015. Where has the time gone? Come on over to the Outlawz to play along.

The theme this week is circles, chevrons, and bling. I seem to have a pattern when I chose the theme.

The sponsor this week is Dr. Digis House of Stamps and AT & T. My card was from
Dr Digis and the image is Peg Leg Pete. I figured this image would do well with the theme.  I had the "booty" in mind when I saw this image.


Challenges submitted to :
Card Mania - #64 Make it Sparkle
The Paper Girls Challenge - #71 Sparkle and Shine

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, American Crafts, The Paper Studio, unknown, Recollections.
Stamps: Dr Digis - Peg leg Pete, Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, sequins, bling, Stickles, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories.

Monday, December 29, 2014

GCC1229 - Anything Goes/Happy New Year

It's the last Monday of the month so there is an Anything Goes challenge over at the Outlawz. This week however, there is a twist. Make your anything goes card into a Happy New Years card.

Is anyone else wondering where in the world 2014 has gone? I sure am. I was so busy during the months of August, September, and October at work that I think it should only be October now. Guess I won't get that time back. Hopefully, 2015 will be prosperous for all.

The Sponsor this week is Aurora Wings and the image is Butterfly Mask. I originally wanted this image instead (Butterfly Mask with Ribbons). I only colored the eyes in. I did add Stickles in gold and silver to give it more shine. I also lightly went over the butterfly wings with Spica at-you glitter pen.

I used this card from Jen Shultz as my sketch to follow.

I used foil cardstock and really like it, although, it is very tricky to photograph. It is reflective so you can see your outline and also could see my phone. I finally put on a white top and had the phone hidden in the middle where the image is so you couldn't see my reflection. I stamped and colored the champagne and ice bucket. I used my new Cricut cartridge called Photo Booth Props. This cartridge is going to be so fun to use for photo booths. I can't wait to start making them.


Challenges Submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, American Crafts, DCWV, The Paper Studio (silver on clock face), Gold and Silver foil cardstock (Dollar Tree).
Stamps: Aurora Wings - Butterfly Mask, Studio G (bottle & bucket/happy new year).
Accessories: Cricut, Photo Booth Props cartridge, homemade enamel dot, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories, Spica at-you glitter pen, Silver Sharpie (to color enamel dot).

Monday, December 22, 2014

GCC1222 - Believe in Birthday Miracles Cara

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

This week,  the sponsor is: Digital Delights and the image is Angel Donita. I knew as soon as I saw this image, I would be using it for Cara's  birthday. She loves red and angels so it was perfect.

The theme this week is to use non traditional Christmas colors. While red is a standard Christmas color,  pairing it with black isn't. I made the card with Cara in mind to include both red and an angel. She liked it.

I used the Deconstructing Jen sketch #181



Challenges submitted to:
Hiding in my Craft Room - HIMCR #179 Freestyle WooHoo!
Aurora Wings - #10 All that glitters
Crafty Cardmakers - #129 Christmas
Deconstructing Jen - #181 Sketch

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio, DCWV.
Stamps: Digital Delights - Angel Donita, Studio G, SO Everyday Flexible Phrases.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sizzix dies, Stickles, bling,  pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

With Sympathy - for Kathy

I made this card for a family friend from my home town. John Nevins passed away in November and they had his celebration of life on Saturday. It was beautiful and very touching. It was held at the Legion hall.

I made this card for Kathy. I used patriotic items instead of adding something for the Army. I wasn't sure what service he was part of and didn't have it confirmed until after I was already at the service.


Supplies :
Papers : Neenah, Recollections, The Paper Studio, SU Night of Navy, Imagine sense
Stamps: Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug ef, Sizzix dies, K &Co  stickers, pop dots.

Monday, December 15, 2014

GCC1215 - Happy Birthday Elf

It's Monday, so that means a new challenge has been posted over at the Outlawz. This week the theme this week is to use sheet music or some sort of music.

The Sponsor this week is Decosse's Dynamite Doodles and I used the neat music paper background from a set called Familiar Refrain. Lisa has a wonderful selection and also has a challenge this week over on her blog. It is an inspiration challenge so hop on over and enter. Since I chose a background image, I could use any other focal image I wanted. I used one of my new stamps I purchased when I was at a Copic Boot Camp. 

I used a birthday sentiment because I have two December birthdays and I do not have a Christmasy (yes...I'm making up words again) sentiment small enough that is in a straight line. I'm not sure which person will get this. I intended to send it to my grandma for her 91st Dec 29th birthday, but it's 1/2 inch thick. I used pop dots on the main panel, the package, and thicker ones to pop up the elf. Hmmm. I may have to change my mind and send her another one and hand deliver this to my crafty friend instead of using my next week's image I chose with her in mind. I guess I'll have to see. Update: Sending this one to my grandma after all. I gave the GCC1222 Angel card to Cara. I turned it inside out so hopefully it won't be as thick that way and hopefully grandma turns it the right way when she opens it. I'm sure she will.



Challenges I submitted this card to:
Through the Craft Room Door - TTCRD Anything Goes - Dec 9-15 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Challenge #124 - Red, Green, White
Crafty Catz - Challenge #259 - Last Minute Christmas Cards 
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Challenge #80 - Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #224 Family Christmas

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, The Paper Studio, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Familiar Refrain (music), SU Garden Green, Bazzill. 
Stamps: Talkabout Impressions - Dustin Pike, SU Garden Greetings
Accessories: Offray ribbon, homemade enamel dots, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories.


Monday, December 8, 2014

GCC1208 - Happy Birthday Jennifer

It's Monday, so that means a new challenge has been posted over at the Outlawz. This week was my week to determine the theme and post the challenge. I chose one of my favorites...designer paper and bling. I kept it simple at only 3 patterns for those that do not tend to mix patterns a whole bunch. And bling, that's a gimme.

The Sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine and the image is Sugar "Sugi" Plum Sweet Urchin. Isn't she sooooo cute? I used this sketch from Pinterest. This particular sketch is pretty accommodating and can be used with a lot of different patterns. The main panel, the red circle with bling and the image are all on pop dots. I guess I better figure out a way to drop this one off instead of sending it when the time comes. I used clear bling behind the image.

I'm making this card now, but it will be sent to my friend Jennifer in January for her birthday. She is the friend that loves bling and loves animal print so when I saw the fur on the coat, I knew it had to be for Jen. Of course, the little Sugi is blonde and blue eyes. Just like Jen.


Challenges submitted to:
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes Dec 2 - Dec 8
Tuesday Throwdown - # 223 Bling it On
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Dec Anything Goes

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, Recollections, The Paper Studio (animal pack)
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Sugar "Sugi" Plum Sweet Urchin, SU Garden Greetings
Accessories: Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, bling - Bazzill (red) and The Paper Studio (clear), pop dots
Inks: Copics, Memories, Sharpie (centers of little leopard print fur on image)

Monday, December 1, 2014

GCC1201 - Enjoy the Journey

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

This week,  the theme is black and white. Black and white cats aren't tricky for me, but coloring images with little to no color, is. I've used this sketch a few times before. It's a SFYTT from Jen del Muro.

The sponsor this week is: The Stamping Boutique and the image is Happy Birthday Car. I think this image is so cute.


Challenges submitted to:
Sentimental Sundays - challenge 235 lots of layers 
Hiding in my Craft Room - HIMCR# 176 - Anything Goes 

Supplies :
Papers : Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, American Crafts, Recollections, The Paper Studio.
Stamps: The Stamping Boutique - Happy Birthday Car, Tim Holtz.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, bling, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories.

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.