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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy 70th Birthday Barb

My friend Kim's mom Barb turned 70 last week but had her party Saturday. She loves martinis,  martini glasses,  anything martini so I had to buy this stamp last weekend from boot camp. I knew she'd love this.

I used some of the techniques I learned in Copic boot camp last weekend.

Barb said she thinks I'm an amazing artist. What a nice compliment.

I used Jen Dove's card for the layout and sample from the image package to create this. I don't have all the colors so I had to ad lib and create my own with layers of colors.


Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craft Room Door - Nov 11-17 Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Use your markers
The Ribbon Girl Blog - Use Red and Ribbon

Supplies:
Papers : Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, Bazzill, SU garden green,  The Paper Studio.
Stamps: Talk About Impressions - Antini, Inkadinkadoo.
Accessories: Cricut, Phrases cartridge, Bazzill flower, ribbon,  SU circle punches, Glosay Accents, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GCC1110 - Thanks.

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week this week is: Beansie Doodles and the image is Diner Girl Darna.

The theme this week is "Veteran's Day - send a card to a Veteran". I was going to print the words "for your service or for serving" and adhere under the word thanks, but I ran out of time. 

I personally feel we should always be thankful for the Veterans as their sacrifices and service is what keeps me free and able to do the things I do. 

I spent last weekend at a Copic Boot Camp so tried some of the techniques I learned or refreshed my brain with. I used darker reds and blues to blend and give more contrast.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, Bazzill (red, white), American Crafts (black), Recollections.
Stamps: Beansie Doodles - Diner Girl Darna, Studio G.
Accessories: Cricut, Paper Lace cartridge, another cartridge (tag), Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, EK Success punch, homemade enamel dots, pop dots. 
Inks: Copics, Memories.

Monday, November 3, 2014

GCC1103 - Happy Birthday Autumn

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

We had two Sponsors this week. Sween N Sassy Stamps and Whoopsidaisy Digis. The Sponsor for my card this week is: Whoopsidaisy Digis and the image is Sheet 517.

The theme this week is "Fall Colors". Boy oh Boy was this theme hard for me. I get stuck in such a rut with using bright and cheery colors that I struggle when I have to use other color schemes. I decided to make this card for my good friend Autumn for her birthday. She not only has the name, she loves fall and the colors that go along with it, so what a perfect card/theme for her. Autumn has long brown hair, too, so it's perfect. It's in the mail today (yes, the card is going to be late, but I did wish her a Happy Birthday on her actual birthday so I'm good.) I used my Cricut for the leaf circle. I really like how it came out. The sketch this week is from Deconstructing Jen DS175



Challenges submitted to:
DS175 - Deconstructing Jen sketch # 175
Fantabulous Cricut - challenge me monday #235 - anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom - HIMCR #172 Fall Colors
Cupcake Inspirations - challenge #285 - fall

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, DCWV, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Peach Parfait.
Stamps: Whoopsidaisy Digis - Sheet 517, SU Garden Greetings.
Accessories: Cricut, Holiday Cakes cartridge, Ribbon.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.

Monday, October 27, 2014

GCC1027 - Perky elf

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: Inky Impressions and the image is Jingles the Elf.

The theme this week is "Anything Goes" since it is the last Monday of the month.I will say, while it's still 88 degrees in Arizona, it's hard for me to get into the Christmas card making mood. The sentiment and the image are both from Inky Impressions. I used the towel technique and sponged it over the rabbit after I colored it to give it a look like fur. 

I used this card as inspiration on Pinterest.



Challenges submitted to:
Crafty Cardmakers - #126 cut-it-out
Love to Scrap - LTSCB #40 - Seeing Dots!
Christmas Card Challenges - #48 - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craftroom - HIMCR #171 - Any Holiday
Through the Craftroom Door - October 27 - November 3

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, The Paper Studio, Bazzill, SU Garden Green.
Stamps: Inky Impressions - Jingles the elf and sentiment. 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sizzix, White Puffy Paint, homemade enamel dots, pop dots (2 thicknesses).
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir





Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TCCCB1022 - Spooky

This is my last card for The Crafter's Café. I have really enjoyed my time on that board as a Design Team member. I've come to the realization that working 55+ hours a week for several months in a row and fulfilling my craft obligations wasn't working well. I had to make the sad decision to resign. I'll miss the great girls on the site and the projects.

This week, over at the Crafter's Café Challenge blog, the theme is "spookable". Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles and the image I chose is Eye Scream. This was the perfect image for a spookable challenge. Don't you think? I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and teeth. Oh my...in real life, the eyeballs feel (not that I know what an eyeball feels like - bwaaahahaha) and look real.


Challenges Submitted to:

Supplies: Neenah, xPress-it blending cardstock, American Crafts, The Paper Studio, Bazzill.
Stamps: Delicious Doodles - Eye scream, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sizzix penant dies, homemade enamel dots, Glossy Accents (eyes and teeth). 
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

GCC1020 - Happy Halloween

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: Dr. Digi's Stamps and the image is Headless.

The theme this week is "circles". I wanted to incorporate googlie eyes since they are circles. I also used an embossing folder and punched out the circles. I show a close up so you can see the embossing.I popped the main image, the circle piece, and the spider web circles all up on pop dots for more dimension. 



Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, The Paper Studio, American Crafts, Bazzill. 
Stamps: Dr. Digi's Stamps - Headless, SU (unknown set).
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, circle punches, Cuttlebug ef, googlie eyes, pop dots, Stickles.
Inks: Copics, Memories, Sharpie (earring).

Monday, October 13, 2014

GCC1013 - Witching you a Happy Halloween

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: Lacy Sunshine and the image is Eleanor lil Witch.

The theme this week is "embossing". I had so many ideas, I thought I would use more Halloween stamps and emboss them, but this didn't work with my other ideas. I'm all over the board anymore with my creations it seems. I used wet (sentiment) and dry (background) embossing on my card. 



Challenges Submitted to:
Addicted to Stamps - challenge # 89 Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - challenge #106 - use black and white
Lacy Sunshine - challenge #44 halloween

Supplies: 
Papers: Neenah, xPress-it blending cardstock, the Paper Studio.
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Eleanor lil witch, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sizzix pennant dies, Cuttlebug ef, Nestabilities, homemade enamel dots, Glossy accents on glasses, SU clear ep.
Inks: Copics, Memories pigment.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TCCCB1008 - Spooky Halloween

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.

This week, our theme is to use black, white, orange and one other color. 

The Sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps and the image I chose is Bat #1805.

I used Glossy Accents on the bat and the green banner to make them stand out more. I also added googlie eyes while the Glossy Accents was still wet. I used the Sketch For You To Try from Reverse Confetti and also used this card I saw on Pinterest as my inspiration. I only colored the green banner on my sentiment stamp. The image was already colored in black.


Challenges I submitted to:
Through the Craftroom Door - Oct 7-Oct 13 - Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Challenges - challenge #116 halloween & new digital
Eureka Stamps - challenge # 109 - Halloween

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, Bazzill (orange and all patterns), American Crafts.
Stamps: Eureka Stamps - Bat #1805, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, Glossy Accents, googlie eyes, pop dots. 
Inks: Copic, Memories.

Monday, October 6, 2014

GCC1006 - Happy Halloween - Let's Party

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: The Stamping Chef and the image is Broomstick Bella.

The theme this week is "it's my party". I thought I'd hang the party sign like it was a spider on a web. The black layer, yellow layer, the image and the Let's Party all are popped up on pop dots for dimension. 


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, SU daffodil, American Crafts.
Stamps: The Stamping Chef - Broomstick Bella, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug ef, The Paper Studio ef, Bazzill Twine, homemade enamel dots, Silver ep, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Specturm Noir, Memories, Colorbox. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

GCC0929 - Sail

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: Lacy Sunshine and the image is Rory Sailing

Since it is the last Monday of the month, that means the theme is Anything Goes. I thought this image would work perfectly with the nautical papers.Well, if the truth is known, I went searching for the papers after I had this image as many crafter's do. ;) 


Supplies: 
Papers: Neenah, xPress-it blending cardstock, SU Kraft, Recollections, American Crafts, SU Night of Navy, Bazzill. 
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Rory Sailing, Craftsmart
Accessories: Tag. Bakers twine, circle punch, pop dots
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories

Monday, September 22, 2014

GCC0922 - so grateful

A new challenge has been posted over on the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: Oak Pond and the image is Olivia Owl.

The theme this week is to use trees or leaves on your card. I knew as soon as I saw that theme,  I had to make the owl on the branch.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, SU chocolate chip, DCWV.
Stamps: Oak Pond - Olivia Owl,  SU Garden Greetings.
Accessories: Cricut,  Create a Critter 2, Cuttlebug,  Sizzix border die,  SU label punch, Stickles,  pop dots.
Inks: Copics,  Spectrum Noir,  Memories.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GCC0915 - thanks

It's Monday,  so you know what that means? A new challenge is posted over at the Outlawz. Hop on over and join in on the fun.

This week,  the theme is thanks or gratitude.

The sponsor this week is Mel Jen's and the image is beach kitten.

I added glossy accents on her "rose-colored" glasses, glass of lemonade, and the thanks pennant to make them stand out more.


Supplies:
Papers : Neenah, xPress-It blending cardstock, SU daffodil, Colorbok, The Paper Studio.
Stamps : Mel Jen's - beach kitten,  Heidi Swapp (stamp and die)
Accessories: Cricut,  Small Talk Tags & Frames cartridge, Cuttlebug, Heidi Swapp die, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart string, ribbon, homemade enamel dots,  Ranger Glossy Accents,  pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TCCCB0908 #81 - Top Notch

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.

This week, our theme is to create a card for a child. 

The Sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique and the image I chose is AJ the race car driver.



Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craftroom Door - September 9 September 15 anything goes
Papertake Weekly - repeat repeat 092014


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, xPress-it blending cardstock, The Paper Studio, Recollections, SU vellum cardstock.
Stamps: The Stamping Boutique - AJ the race car driver, Studio G.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, homemade enamel dots, Fiskars corner rounder, Ranger Glossy Accents (on car and bumper). 
Inks: Spectrum Noir, Memories. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

GCC0908 - Think Happy Be Happy

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

This week,  the theme is: Happy days are here again . Sentiment must include the word happy.

The sponsor this week is: Fitztown and the image is: cutie 4.

I used this scrapbook layout as inspiration. I absolutely love these colors together.


Supplies :
Papers: Neenah,  xPress-It blending cardstock,  SU ( basic grey, daffodil), Colorbok, GDC.
Stamps: Fitztown - Cutie 4, Studio G. 
Acessories: Cuttlebug,  Lawn Fawn heart dies, Momenta dies, flower button (Dollar Tree), homemade enamel dot.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy 50th Birthday Matteo

I made this card for a new friend.  He's turning 50 and I didn't want his big day to go unnoticed. Yes, he's a Steelers fan so I incorporated that into my theme. I cut 50 out in the black panel but didn't punch them out so it's very subtle. Hope he likes it.


Supplies :
Papers : Neenah,  Bazzill (blue,  red,  black), SU (daffodil, going grey), Recollections,  The Paper Studio.
Stamps : SU garden greetings.
Accessories : Cuttlebug,  Nestabilities,  Cricut,  Accents Essentials cartridge,  Martha Stewart Seasonal Cakes cartridge, pop dots.
Inks: Memories

Monday, September 1, 2014

GCC0901 - Labor Day

It's Monday so that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. This week,  our theme is labor day.  Come on over and join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: The Paper Shelter and the image is: Male Lifeguard on Duty.


Supplies:
Papers : Neenah,  xPress-It blending cardstock, Bazzill, Recollections,  The Paper Studio,  SU Night of Navy.
Stamps: The Paper Shelter - Male Lifeguard on Duty, Fiskars. 
Accessories : Cuttlebug,  Xyron dies, Spellbinders, SU label punch, homemade enamel dots,  Stickles, pop dots. 
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, American Crafts alcohol makers,  Memories. 

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.


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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.