Monday, September 23, 2013

CAS0922 - Happy Birthday

This week, the CAS0922 challenge on Outlawz is to use sapphire in a monochromatic way. I was going to use a different paper and different, more bright blue ink however, none of my papers matched my ink so I had to go with navy. It took me longer to look for the piece of paper I knew I had than it did for me to make this card. I'll be sending it to my cousin for his birthday and also will be making another for his twin brother. : ) Blue is a hard color for me to use for some reason. I used my funny glasses and mustache stamp again. I guess this is the go-to stamp when I want someone to smile.

I used an FTL sketch #164.

Supplies: SU very vanilla, The Paper Studio, SU night of navy, SU night of navy ink, Studio G, googlie eyes, pop dots.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

CAS0915 - Thank You

September is the first month of Spring in South Africa. I didn't know that, did you? Thank goodness for challenge boards and the internet. :) It helps you make friends all over the world through challenge sites and blogs. The Outlawz challenge this week is Clean and Simple (CAS091513) is to add a flower to your card. I had an idea in my head when I first read the challenge, but it didn't really take on that original thought. I will say, this card is definitely simple. It didn't take very long to make...and for me...that's a whole new thing to say. Just because I said that does not mean CAS cards are easy for my brain. They really push me out of my creative box each week. I wanted to not have a plain white front since the last few CAS cards I've made for the Outlawz challenges have had a white background, but this one just called for it somehow. Maybe that's my new "CAS style". HAHA. I added my signature black with white polka dot paper to this card. The last few, haven't had that.

Supplies: Neenah cardstock, SU daffodil cardstock, Recollections, Darice flower ef, corner rounder, flower punch, circle punch, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU garden greetings, bakers twine, Bazzill bling. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

CAS0908 - friends

This is my CAS (clean and simple) card for the Outlawz Challenge board. This weeks theme was to use marine life of some sort. I won't say these cards are getting any easier for me. This week, I'm pushing it a little on CAS but still a lot of white space. You can't see that the red is glitter paper from The Paper Studio. I did take a close up of the crab so you could see how it sparkles. I cut the crab out of the glitter paper. I was so frustrated, I wanted to emboss the Kraft "sand" with my SU lattice ef, however I cannot find it. I will be sending this to my friend at the end of the month as she is undergoing a procedure.

Supplies: Neenah, The Paper Studio, SU bashful blue, SU Kraft, Cuttlebug, Darice ef, SU scallop border punch, googlie eyes.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Jake the chip eater

My lab...I just know better not to leave the room when food is around. Last night, I had to go to the restroom and wasn't gone more than 2 minutes and heard Jake eating chips...well, when I went back out to the living room, he was pretty much just stuck in the chip bag. I guess he is saving me from the calories but still...those new garlic and sea salt Lays chips are yummy. My pets all want everyone to think they are starving. Hardly on that!! Here's your laugh for the day. Needless to say, when I took the bag off his head, he and Jackson got to eat the rest of the chips. Craziness.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Happy 99th Birthday Louie

I made this for a guy in my home town who turns 99 on September 9. I think it's his second golden birthday or maybe his third by now. Louie's family is requesting a card shower for him. I guess a few of the older gentlemen have a contest between them to see who gets more cards. I used a card off Pinterest as my inspiration.

Louie has an old antique car that he has restored and takes to the near by parades so I thought the antigue car would be a perfect touch. I'm not that familiar with cars, especially older ones but my Cricut Cut out is very similar to what his looks like.

In real life, this card does not look as dark.

Supplies: Neenah, Recollections, Bazzill, SU early expresso, SU pool party, Colorbok, DCWV, Cricut, Heritage cartridge, SU stamp, Cuttlebug, The Paper Studio ef.

Happy Birthday Mom and Aunt Madonna

I made these cards a long time ago at craft day for my Great Aunt and my mom. They have September birthdays, two days (and 20 years) apart. We call Aunt Madonna the Queen Bee because she is so particular and has to have things her way. My mom is a close second so we call her a Queen Bee in Training. She will wear the crown well, that's for sure. Mom's card has a little smaller crwon since she's only the Queen Bee in Training. Laurel had a sample card we used and it had a bee hive on it. I drew out a bee hive since none of us had one (not even on the cricut cartridges). Once I drew the bee hive and made a template, all the other girls used it as well. The bee hive was embossed and inked and the top layer was popped up with pop dots. There are a lot of pop dots on this card to add a lot of dimension.

Supplies: SU Sahara Sand, SU Daffodil, SU old olive, SU Bashfull blue, Bazzill bling, Bazzill, DCWV, Vellum, Versamark, Silver ep, Bashful blue, Chocolate Chip, Cuttlebug, The Paper Studio efs, border scissors, SU punches, Studio G Stamps, googlie eyes.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

CAS0901 - Let it Snow

I made this for the Outlawz CAS Challenge this week - CAS090113. I'm pushing myself to try these since my good friend Cara is on the Design Team. This week, it was a sports theme. Can you believe, I have little to no sports-type stamps or cartridges that have sports theme on them? I came up with this one for this challenge. I double embossed the blue so it would look like snow dropping down. I added Stickles to the hat and ball. The red hat, mittens and scarf were paper pieced and the skiis, pole, beak and feet are colored in copics. The cloud was left over from my sunshine card last week. I popped the whole card front and the penguin up on pop dots for dimension.

Update: This card was just featured on Outlawz Challenge boards. : )

Supplies: SU bliss blue, Recollections, TAC, Studio G, Copic, Stickles, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug ef, The Paper Studio small dots, wood ef (scarf), SU ef.