Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TCCCB0827 - Bon Voyage

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.

The Sponsor is: Milk Coffee and the image is Michelle in hot air balloon

The theme this week is punches and dies. 


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, Recollections, We R Memory Keepers (dots and stripes pack), Bazzill.
Stamps: Milk Coffee - Michelle in hot air balloon, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cricut, Phrases cartridge, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Darice ef's, bling, pop dots. 
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories. 


Monday, August 25, 2014

GCC0825 - Live it up

There is a new Greetings challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The theme this week is Anything Goes - it's the last Monday of the month after all.. I finally got on the make your own enamel dots by melting pony beads and melty beads. I like how they add some color and shine. I cut some in half (I need to come up with a better way to cut them in half. I had bead halves in the living room and I cut them in my kitchen. Not sure how that worked. The melty beads didn't melt down as well, but I think i'll still try and figure out how to use them. I baked the black ones longer and they melted down in a thinner patty instead of a dot. I added Glossy Accents on her glasses, the headlights and on the bumper.

The sponsor this week is: Stitchy Bear Stamps and the image is: Drivers Ed . Head on over and grab one of their cute images. This image made me laugh. I'm going to send this one off to my grandma. She's 90 and still drives, lives on her own, cooks, and volunteers. She's amazing. I normally send a card a month to her and my great aunt but lately, I haven't been good about sending the cards. Life has been too crazy.


Supplies:
Papers:
Neenah, xPress-It Blending cardstock, Bazzill.
Stamps: Stitchy Bear Stamps - Drivers Ed, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents (lights, glasses, bumper), homemade Acrylic dots, Pink Stickles.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Sharpie (silver for streaks in hair and bumper), Memories.

Monday, August 18, 2014

GCC0818 - Oh Happy Day

There is a new Greetings challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The theme this week is "sentiment needs to be on the left". I love this sentiment and decided to make a bold in color card and mix some patters. I really love these colors together. I used my Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge for the hibiscus. I loved the theme as well. Works perfect for the long one-line sentiments. 

The Sponsor is: Lisa Decosse and the sentiment is: Oh Happy Day. Hop on over to Lisa's blog to see her designs. She has some neat things on her site and offers a lot of it as freebies. 



Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill (red, stripe - from Avalon pack), SU (daffodil, garden green), Recollections (polka dot)
Stamps: Lisa Decosse - Oh Happy Day digi
Accessories: Cricut, Life is a Beach cartridge, Doily (Hobby Lobby), American Crafts ribbon, sequins (Hobby Lobby), Bazzill bling, pop dots. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

TCCCB0813 - Here's the Scoop...Life is sweet

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.

The Sponsor is:The Paper Shelter and the image is Happy Times - ice cream. 

This idea came about because I ran out of time to do what I had originally planned. : ( Life - ie work - has been more crazy than normal and I feel like all I'm doing is working. When I first saw this image and knew our theme was to create anything but a card, I wanted to make homemade hot fudge sauce. I wanted to hang a tag with this image on the neck of the jar. I still may do it, but it doesn't look like it will clear up any time in the near future so it will have to be over Labor Day weekend I guess. My dad loves my hot fudge sauce and homemade ice cream so I may wait until he comes back in the winter. Or make it now and then again when he's back. I normally only make both for 4th of July. It's become a tradition now. I found this wooden frame on sale for $.25 a long time ago. You just never know when you can use items like this and you need to snag them up when you see them. I changed out the ribbon and took off the Christmas Reindeer. 

There are lots of die cuts on this one. I wanted to try the hot glue gun acrylic dots so I did. I made a few different sizes. I colored them with Sharpie markers and topped then with Glossy Accents. The ice cream cone is paper pieced. The red circle, I didn't pop out the circles around the edge. I wanted it to have more dimension so I left them intact.


Challenges submitted to:


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill (orange, black, red, brown), SU garden green, Recollections, xPress-it blending cardstock, SU Vellum cardstock.
Stamps: The Paper Shelter - Happy Times - icecream, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, Fancy Frames cartridge, Paper Lace cartridge, Hot glue acrylic dots, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU embosslets flower, Glossy Accents.
Techniques: digi, paper piecing.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories, Sharpie.

Monday, August 11, 2014

GCC0811 - Wishing you the Best

There is a new Greetings challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The theme this week is circles. It was my week to decide the theme and I love my circles. I think circles just say fun. I turned the new SU large dot ef embossed paper around and then added a stamp or circle of dp in the circles. Some circles,  I popped up for added dimension.

The sponsor this week is: All Dressed Up Stamps and the image is: Cheeky Monkey. Head on over and grab one of their cute images.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, SU daffodil, Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio, DCWV.
Stamps: All Dressed Up Stamps, SU, Riveting, Hero Arts.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU large dot ef, Circle punch, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, SU craft ink, Memories.

Monday, August 4, 2014

GCC 80 - Enjoy the Journey

It's Monday so you know that means a new challenge is posted over on the Outlawz.

This week,  the theme is how do you pamper yourself. This theme was easy for me. I love the sun,  anything to do with water, and to travel (to the beach as often as I can).

I actually copied myself for the base of this card. I tried to make her hair the color of mine since I was describing how I'd pamper myself (my hair isn't curly though). I added glossy accents to the sea horse and her fins in her hair.

The sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis abmy image is Sea Sprite Two.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Recollections,  Son Born, DCWV.
Stamps : RSD - Sea Sprite Two, Tim Holtz. 
Accessories: Cricut,  Sampler cartridge, Elegant Edges cartridge,  Sewing machine, Tim Holtz Glossy accents,  bling,  pop dots. 
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir,  Memories, at you Spica glitter pen.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TCCCB0730 - Happy Birthday

This week, over at the Crafter's Café Challenge board, the theme is to use a digital image. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor is Dr. Digis and the image is Salon Deirdery

This will be a birthday card for my mom. Saw this image and thought of her for two reasons. She is a cosmetologist and has a yorkie dog. The lady doesn't look at all like my mom which I'll explain, but the other parts of it made me smile and thought it would be perfect for her. I must be on a banner kick lately. Yep...I like 'em and it gives an opportunity to use scraps and in this case, all washi tape which was a first. 



Challenges Submitted to:
Through the Craftroom Door  - July 29 - August 4
Die Cuttin Divas - challenge 176 anything goes
Melon Headz Friends - things with wings or tails
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - patterned paper July challenge

Supplies: 
Papers: Neenah, x-Press It blending cardstock, The Paper Studio (polka dot), Bazzill, SU vellum.
Stamps: Dr. Digis - Salon Deirdery, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Xyron die, Bling from Target $1 bin, Washi tape (8 different rolls), pop dots, SU large polkadot ef (turned so embossing is on the back and the circles are debossed on the front). 
Inks: Copics, Specturm Noir, Memories.

Monday, July 28, 2014

GCC0728 - Laugh

It's Monday,  so you know that means there is another new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. It's the last Monday of the month so our theme is Anything Goes.

The Sponsors this week are Fred She Said and Rick St. Dennis. The image I chose is: aliens. I knew as soon as I saw this image,  it had to have different sizes of googlie eyes.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock,  Basic Grey, Bella Blvd, Bazzill, American Crafts, SU pixie pink, DCWV. 
Stamps: RSD - Aliens.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Little Yellow Bicycle die, various sizes of googlie eyes, pop dots. 
Inks: Copics,  Spectrum Noir. 

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), xPress-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

TCCCB0702 - 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.