Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad

I started this birthday card last week and finally finished it.



I used this Sweet Sunday sketch (#179) that I found on Pinterest. Because I was making this card for a guy,  I didn't want to add a bow. The colors came from me taking very few papers to my neighbor's for craft day.



For this card, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig on the main panel. I watched Lynn do some random stamping so had more of an idea on how to use it. Normally, I find it easier just to stamp, but it did help line everything up. I did have to redo this panel a second time though add I didn't space the happy Birthday out properly before. I added clear ep to the green galore happy birthday sentiment.





Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Canvas Corp.
Stamps: Studio G, Stampabilities
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents, SU clear ep, pop dots dots
Inks: Memories, Copics,  Spectrum Noir, Stampin up green galore
Techniques: sketch, making own background

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Happily ever after - Vaughn & Katy

My great friends Wendy and Vance's son got married last night.  I made this as their card. I actually made this so fast for me.  It only took me a little more than an hour yo make. The colors of the wedding were celedon and silver. I even used some paper from my stash.  10 year old paper I bought when I worked at Recollections. Scrapbook walls by Chatterbox.

I used this Taylor's Expression - 6th share joy sketch  for my design. This sketch worked perfectly for a wedding card. I used it exactly.

I showed Wendy the picture and she loved it. She said,  "of,  they will love that,  and you even used their wedding colors". Of course I did!

I took one picture with the flash and one without. I like the one with the flash the best.



Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, SU going grey, SU basic grey, Bazzill, Chatterbox
Stamps: Cricut
Accessories : Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Darice ef, bling, pop dots
Inks: Memories
Technique: sketch, DTP

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hey there cupcake!

I finished this card I started at the May crop at the September crop.  Talk about crazy life lately.

I just love this stack of papers. They are so colorful and bright. I love the scrapbook layout I used as inspiration. Of course, I found it on Pinterest. I think I'll use this again because it has so much versatility. I was going to use a smaller sentiment, but forgot I had the other one. This is a little different for me since I stamped right on the patterned paper.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections, SU tempting turquoise, SU pixie pink, SU pool party, Embellish by Dana - Little Azalea
Stamps: CTMH
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn heart dies, Nestabilities, pop dots
Inks: Memories
Technique: paper piecing, sketch

Happy Halloween - eye of newt (googlie eyes)

I made this at the September crop. Of course, with  my super slow crafting style, I didn't get a whole lot of cards made. I found this My Art - C mason jar stamp and die set while out shopping one day. Right then, I had the idea of filling my mason jar with googlie eyes. Adding the eyes really finished off the card. They aren't glow in the dark but are aged a little so worked perfectly. I created the jar label with the intention of adding and sticking the different sized eyes under it to look as if they are solid in the jar. I gave this card to my great friend Kim since she loves Halloween so much. She loved it.


Supplies:
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill (patterns and cardstock)
Stamps: Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Art - C stamp & cut stamps and die, Googlie eyes, black rhinestones by Zra, American Crafts ribbon, pop dots.
Ink: Memories
Technique: DTP, googlie eyes.

Monday, July 27, 2015

GCC0727 - Zombie Crossing

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

This week is bittersweet for me. It is my last week as a Design Team Member on the Outlawz for now. Since I changed companies, my work is becoming more and more busy and I know the next few months will be hectic. To be fair to the team, sponsors, and to me, I felt I needed to resign for now. I may be back soon at some point once work is normal again.

 The Sponsor this week is: SLS lines. and the image I chose is: Zombie Crossing. Hop on over to SLS Lines and grab yourself some great images. I really enjoyed this image.

I was asking my friend "can I use this, can I use this?" He said, "no, those are all Halloween items. You have to use Zombie items -  they come back from the dead". I embossed the black background with my large wood grain embossing folder but turned it sideways to give it more dimension and make it look like it is wind in the dark night sky. I inked the edges of the tree, the hand, and the grave stone to make them look aged, and I dipped the fingers on the hand, in versa mark ink, and used red embossing powder to make the blood look more dimensional. I think I'm going to send this card to my dad's wife. She just loves the Walking Dead show. The second picture is a close up of the bottom portion so you can see all the dimension and how many different things are popped up on pop dots. Be sure and click on both pictures to see the dimension and all the elements. I tried to post a few different shots so you can see different things.




Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Bazzill (black, red and darkest grey - tree), SU (basic grey - grave stone, going grey - hand).
Stamp: SLS Lines - Zombie Crossing
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug large wood grain ef (black panel), Nestabilities, Cricut, Pumpkin Carving cartridge (hand), Cricut Trick or Treat cartridge (tree), Create a Critter 2 cartridge (grave stone), red ep, pop dots.



Monday, July 20, 2015

GCC0720 - Happy Birthday

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

The Sponsor this week is: Kenny K Designs. and the image I chose is: Cupcake Celebration. The theme this week is to use patterned papers and buttons. I can't believe I found a button that is the same color as the dots on the paper. I happened to find two paper packs that have the same colors. Must have been lucky because they are the same manufacturer. I love the polka dot papers with the muted blues and greens on the rest of the card. Originally, I had intended to make the image the entire size of the panel, but I didn't really think about it not being that big until after I had it all colored. I printed it just a little larger than I normally do and should have gone 2 or so inches larger.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Colorbok (2 different packs), SU Night of Navy.
Stamps: Kenny K Designs - Cupcake Celebration, Studio G.
Accessories: Buttons, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques: digi.

Monday, July 13, 2015

GCC0713 - Birthday Wishes for Ceylan

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

The Sponsor this week is: A Day For Daisies and the image I chose is Ballet Slippers. The theme this week is to use chalk. This was tricky for me. I used my chalk, but also used my aqua blender so it would stay on. It wasn't saying without the water and I didn't want to spray anything on it.

I may give this to my friend Ceylan for her birthday. She owns a dance school so this would be appropriate for her.

I used the Retro Sketches #172 sketch for this card. I may rework this a little.



Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock,SU basic grey, The Paper Studio, Embellish by Dena (Little Azalea pack.
Stamps: A Day for Daisies - Ballet Slippers , SU  .
Accessories: Chalk,Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Homemade acrylic dots pop dots (two thicknesses).
Inks: Copics, Memories.
Techniques: digi, sketch

Monday, June 29, 2015

GCC0629 - Thanks a lot

It's Monday and the last of the month, so you know that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. It's an anything goes challenge this week for being the last Monday of the month.

The Sponsor this week is: Lacy Sunshine and the image I chose is Steampunk Rory.  Isn't she just the cutest? I haven't ever worked with anything steampunk so thought I'd give it a try. This card didn't really turn out as I had envisioned in my head. I wanted to use more die cuts but kind of ran out of space. I used a silver ink pad over the gears in the background to make them stand out more. Initially, I wanted to have a layer over the gear piece with the tie (what seems to be a big steampunk item) but I couldn't get it to work as I had intended so I added the tie on the side of the image panel. I even used eyelets. I almost forgot how to set eyelets it's been so long. It's really odd for me to not use patterned papers and only use cardstock. I had two papers set aside but couldn't make them work with the design.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, Bazzill, SU basic grey.
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Steampunk Rory, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cricut, Paper Lace 2 cartridge, Cuttlebug, Darice ef, eyelets, Making Memories eyelet setter, ribbon, pop dots (two thicknesses).
Inks: Copics, Silver, Memories.
Techniques: digi, cricut, eyelets

Monday, June 15, 2015

GCC0615 - hello Summer

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

This week,  the theme is Happiness is or Summer.

The Sponsor this week is: Melonheadz Illustrating, and the image is: Surf's Up.

Come along and join in on the fun.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Recollections.
Stamps:  Melonheadz Illustrating - Surf's Up, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug  ef, The Paper Studio ef, Cricut,  Small Talk tags & frames cartridge, Phrases cartridge, Life's a Beach cartridge,  homemade enamel dots, Glossy Accents,  pop dots.
Inks: Copics,  Spectrum Noir,  Memories.
Techniques: digi.

Monday, June 8, 2015

GCC0608 - here's a huge hug!

It's Monday again so that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. This week, the theme is embossing.

The Sponsor is: Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and the image is: Scardey Duck.

 I embossed all the strips (three different embossing folders), background, and the yellow frame all are embossed.

I used  this Let's Get Sketchy sketch from Pinterest. The duck and the main panel is all on pop dots for dimension.

I may be sending this card to my Aunt Judy. She's very ill and maybe this will help lift her spitits, if even for a small second.



Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, SU daffodil, Sonborn, Pebbles, Inc.
Stamps: Dr Digis - Scardey Duck, Fiskars.
Acccessories: Cuttlebug, SU large polka dot ef, Cuttlebug polka dot ef, The Paper Studio small dots ef, Sizzix heart frame thinlet, Lawn Fawn heart dies, felt,pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Tehniques: digi, sketch

Monday, June 1, 2015

GCC0601 - Y'ALL

It's Time for a new Monday challenge over at the Outlawz. The theme this week is Sports.

The Sponsor is: Creative Bug Digis and the image is: Cowbee Greetings.

My sport is Rodeo and thought the bee lassoing the flower would fit perfectly. I used this sketch from Pinterest for my design.

I added Stampin Up dazzling diamonds on the wings and red glitter Stickles on the hat to add some sparkle. I have provided a picture with the flash and one without.

 


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, SU Night of Navy, Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Stamps: Creative Bug Digis - Cowbee Greetings
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug gingham ef, Cricut, Martha Stewart Sesonal Cakes Seasonal cartridge, Lawn Fawn heart dies, felt, SU dazzling diamonds glitter, pop dots, homemade enamel dots
Inks: Copics
Techniques: digi, sketch


Monday, May 25, 2015

GCC052415 - hello fabulous

It's Time for a new Monday challenge Over at the Outlawz. The theme this week is anything goes because it is the last Monday of the month of May.

The Sponsor is: A & T Digital Designs and the image is Mille the Snail.

I used this sketch from Pinterest. I ran out of room to add the banner at the top. The snail was paper pieced. I started to color the image but the ink was not dry and it smeared so I went ahead with my original idea of paper piecing.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Colorbok, Recollections, SU Mellon, SU Limeade.
Stamps: A&T Digital Designs - Mille the snail, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU label punch, Lawn Fawn dies, MFT cover up die, homemade enamel dots, felt, pop dots.
Inks: Memories.
Techniques: sketch, digi, paper piecing.

Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 Grad - for Michael

My friend Elizabeth's son Michael graduated from Gilbert High School yesterday. I can't believe this kid is graduating and this age all ready. Just seems like he should be 10 or so years old. Time has just flown by.

I asked him what his high school colors were. He replied black and gold. I said dark yellow or shiny. He replied shiny. I think it was because his neck stole was shiny dark yellow. I made yet another shaker card and used the gold foil cardstock from Dollar Tree again. This foil cardstock just does not photograph well.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, American Craft, Gold foil cardstock from Dollar Tree
Accessories: Cricut, Southwest cartridge, transparency, black/white/gold sequins, pop dots, homemade enamel dots

Monday, May 18, 2015

GCC0518 - Birthday wishes

It's Monday so that means there is a new challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on and join in on the fun. This week, the theme is to use red, white, and blue (must use all three colors).

The Sponsor this week is Oddball Stamps. The image is Kawaii Clouds Hearts and Stars.

Lately, I've really been into making shaker boxes. I used thicker foam under this one so the sequins shake better than the last few I've made. I figured that this image would be cute as the center of the shaker. The colors I used to color the digital image are much brighter in real life. I used this sketch from Stuck Sketches?! on Pinterest.


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, Bazzill, The Paper Studio

Stamps: Oddball Stamps - Kawaii Clouds hearts and Stars, SU wow flowers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU label punch, Sizzix die, acetate, sequins, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Memories.
Techniques: sketch, digi, shaker box

Congratulations Gary - 2015 ASU Grad

I made this card for my friend's son for his graduation from ASU. There were so many intelligent people graduating that night. I'd say, 95% had very high grade point averages.

This card was made very quickly (which is very surprising for me).

I will send it in the mail to him since I forgot it in my car and didn't take a pen that worked with me to write in it. I showed it to him since it wasn't there to hand him. We went out for pizza afterwards.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, SU baroque burgundy, Bazzill (black), Gold foil cardstock from Dollar Tree.
Stamps: Fiskars
Accessories: Cricut, Southwest cartridge, sequins (gold and white in assorted sizes), pop dots, acetate
Ink: Memories
Technique: Shaker box

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Congrats Kennedy - 2015 Graduation

I made this card for my cousin Kenny's daughter Kennedy for her high school graduation. I cannot believe Kennedy is graduating from high school already. My mom said she would buy the gifts and put my name on them if I made the card. I wrote in it and sent it to my mom for her to write in and provide along with the gifts. I had to use my new Create a Friend cartridge for the graduate girl. This cartridge is so fun and really has some cute images in it. I did not add the second layer of flowers on the lei. I decided it would be too small to deal with at this size. The graduate girl is cut at 2.25 inches. I thought the shaker made this really fun. Kennedy went to the same high school as I did, but they have consolidated again since I graduated so the school colors are different. Her school colors are black, purple, and white. I wanted to use black sequins in the shaker box as well, however, forgot to take them to the crop with me. This was tricky to photograph with the silver cardstock and sequins.

 
 
Challenges submitted to:
 
Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Recollections (frosty white and purple with polka dots), Bazzill (skin color, black, gold, pink), SU going grey, SU barely banana, Unknown purple (dress, shoes, band on hat), Silver cardstock (Dollar Tree).
Stamps: Fiskars
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cricut, Create a Friend cartridge, Robotz cartridge, plastic, sequins (silver, white, purple), pop dots.
Inks: Memories.
Technique: shaker box, Cricut.


CGG0511 - All things grow with love

It's Monday so that means there is another challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on and join in on the fun. This week, the theme is to use flowers or create a card for Mother's Day.

The Sponsor this week is: DeeDee's Digis and the image is Bugs & Blooms.

I used this card from Pinterest as my inspiration or sketch. I thought this would work perfectly for the image.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, Bazzill (Miss Teagan Sue), SU vanilla, SU peach parfait.
Stamps: DeeDee's Digis - Bugs & Blooms snail, SU Love Matters.
Accessories: Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, SU label punch, corner rounder, Googlie eyes, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques: sketch, digi.

GCC0504 - You're Cool

It's Monday so that means there is another challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on and join in on the fun. This week, the theme is polka dots. If you know me well or follow my creations, you know that this theme sure fit in well with my paper selections. :) I used a Colorbok paper pack I purchased.

The Sponsor this week is: Bugaboo and the image is Summer Dog Suntan.

I used this tutorial I found on Pinterest. I had to cut one more piece of red so I had enough longer pieces to fit.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies: Neenah, Bazzill, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, Colorbok, SU poppy.
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps - Summer Dog Suntan, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, home made enamel dots, Glossy Accents (sunglasses and lemonade).
Inks: Copic, Memories.
Techniques: sunburst tutorial, digi.




Monday, April 27, 2015

GCC0427 - What's Shaking?

It's Monday so that means there is another challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on and join in on the fun. This week, the theme is Anything Goes since it is the last Monday of the month. 

The sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine and the image is Senor Pickles. I thought this was a super cute image and would be great for a Cinco de Mayo type card. The margarita has real sea salt on the rim and Glossy Accents on the drink and lime to make it stand out and look more real. There is actually red Stickles on the pompom balls of the hat. I used this ScrapMuch? sketch from Pinterest. I love this sketch. I may be using this one again. Of course after the fact, I realized that the red piece below the zig zag was supposed to be longer and should have gone more to the right. I embossed the Bazzill piece with the SU large polka dot ef, but turned it inside out so would be more subtle. This saying is so appropriate for a frog in a margarita isn't it?



Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craftroom Door - April 21 - 27 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - April Anything Goes - patterned papers
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes #259
Crafty Cardmakers - Dots #137

Supplies: 
Papers: Neenah, The Paper Studio, Bazzill (red and white), SU Garden Green
Stamps: Lacy Sunshine - Senor Pickles, Fiskars
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU large polka dot ef, Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, SU project life corner rounder, PTI rik rak die, home made enamel dots, real sea salt, Glossy Accents, and pop dots
Ink: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories
Technique: digi, sketch

Monday, April 20, 2015

GCC0420 - sweet

It's Monday so that means there is another challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on and join in on the fun. This week, the theme is to use fabric on your project. I used felt (hearts) and the hot pink material below the grid die cut is some sort of fabric that came around a bouquet of flowers.

The sponsor this week is: Deedee's Digis and the image is A Little Something.

I used this sketch from Pinterest. It worked perfectly for this card. I used the bright Momento paper pack that I just love again. These papers and the bright colors just make my heart happy. I love that when you use a different accent color (this time I chose to accent the green), it makes it look so different. 




Challenges Submitted to:

Supplies: 
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital Cardstock, Momento, Bazzill (lime green), SU (pixie pink).
Stamps: DeeDee's Digis - A Little Something, SU So Very.
Accessories: Cricut, Edge to Edge Cartridge, Felt, Hot pink flower bouquet fabric, Cuttlebug, Sizzix dies (labels and scallop border), Lawn Fawn (heart), homemade enamel dots, pop dots, white puff paint, Glossy Accents.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques: digi, sketch.

Monday, April 13, 2015

GCC0413 - You make my day bright and April Showers

It's Monday so that means there is another challenge posted over at the Outlawz. Come on and join in on the fun. This week, the theme is Rainbows and/and or rain.

The Sponsor this week is Decosse's Dynamite Doodles and I absolutely loved the paper bundle we had to choose from. I couldn't decide so asked Lisa to provide me with both. I love the rainbow and raindrop papers and the raincoat and rain boots. I had an idea for each as soon as I saw the paper selections. I changed one of the patterned banners after I posted it last night. I kept looking at it and it didn't feel right. I wanted to use red for the rain boots on the chic (and had a scrap just the right size sitting on my desk that was perfect in size) so felt it needed one more pop of red in the card. I used this card for the rainbow card and this card for the raincoat card as my inspiration. 



Challenges submitted to: 

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles (rainbow, raindrops, rain coat, rain boots), The Paper Studio, Mira Mi, Amy Tangerine, SU daffodil, SU blue, SU brilliant blue, Bazzill (red, orange for chic and sun, white for clouds).
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cricut, Create a Critter cartridge (chic), Small Talk Tags and Frames (sun), Phrases (clouds), Prima flowers, bling, pop dots, SU label punch.
Stamps: Hero Arts, Studio G.
Techniques: paper piecing (chic), digital papers

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

GCC0406 - Happy Spring!

There is another challenge posted over at the Outlawz. I'm posting this late as I've been super busy with family in town and activities surrounding that.

The Sponsor this week is Dr. Digis and the image is Trotsky. The theme this week is Happy Spring and must include an animal.

I used this sketch I saw on Pinterest. This would be a great sketch for multiple patterned papers. Love it. Think it may be one I use more than just this one time. I love all the layers and how they overlap. I fussy cut the image.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill Digital cardstock, We R Memory Keepers - Spring packet (12x12 and 6x6)
Stamps: Dr. Digis - Trotsky, Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, circle punches, homemade enamel dots, corner rounder, pop dots
Inks: Copics, Memories
Technique: sketch, digi


Monday, March 30, 2015

GCC0330 - happy easter

It's the last Monday of the month so that means there is a new Anything Goes challenge over at the Outlawz .

The Sponsor this week is: and the image is Angie's Digi Stamps and the image is: baby chicks.

I used this card I saw on Pinterest as my inspiration.


Challenges submitted to:

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, SU daffodil, The Paper Studio, Bazzill.
Stamps: Angie's Digi Stamps - baby Chics, Studio G.
Accessories: Cricut, Damask Decor cartridge, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, homemade enamel dots, baker's twine, hole reinforcer, pop dots.
Techniques: Paper piecing, digi.

Monday, March 23, 2015

GCC0323 - missing you

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

This week the sponsor is: All Dressed Up and the image is Purrrfect Together. The theme this week is:  Get Well or Missing You. 

I'll send this to my dad's wife after awhile. When she was here for the winter and really bonded with my fat cat. Independence is a boy and all black,  but this will still work for her. I'll send it from Indy.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #178. I used more papers from a Momento paper pack. I just love the papers in that pack.


Challenges submitted to:
Freshly Made Sketches #178
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper -March Anything Goes

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, American Crafts, Momento, SU limeade, SU mAmboy mellon.
Stamps:  All Dressed Up  - Purrrfect Together,  Studio G.
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Little Yellow Bicycle die, SU ef, homemade enamel dots, pop dots.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques: digi, sketch.

Monday, March 16, 2015

GCC0316 - smile

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

This week,  the sponsor is: All Dressed Up Stamps and the image is: too good to eat cakes. The theme is ribbons and bows. 

This card didn't start out with this idea. I  couldn't get the idea to work out the way I had it in my head so I changed to this. I didn't want to just tie a bow so I used ribbon as my background. That was kind of fun and I like the way it came out. I cut the edges of the ribbon so added clear glue to the edges so the ribbon didn't ravel or fray. I used Glossy Accents on the cake frosting to give the design more dimension.




Challenges submitted to:
Come and Get It Challenges - Make your own background - used all ribbons
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes - March 10 - 16
Craft for Craic (fun) - #14 BINGO (image/more than 2 layers/die cut)

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, American Crafts.
Stamps:  All Dressed Up - too good to eat cakes, Heidi Swapp.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Heidi Swapp die, clear tacky glue, ribbons (Offray,  The Paper Studio, Maya Roads), pop dots, Glossy Accents.
Inks: Copics, Spectrum Noir, Memories.
Techniques:  digi, ribbons

Monday, March 9, 2015

GCC0309 - older & wiser

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

This week,  the sponsor is: Creative Bug Digis and the image is: birthday dog.

The theme this week is glitter and glimmer. I used glittery papers, bling,  Stickles, and glossy accents. I paper pieced the dog. I used the deconstructing jen #191 sketch DS191).



Challenges submitted to:
Deconstructing Jen sketch - DS191

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, The Paper Studio,  SU going grey,  SU basic grey.
Stamps: Creative Bug Digis - birthday dog, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU scallop  circle punch, Stickles, Glossy Accents, bling, pop dots.
Inks: Memories
Techniques: digi, sketch - DS191, paper piecing.

Monday, March 2, 2015

GCC0302 - birthday wishes

It's Monday, so another new challenge has been posted over at the Outlawz. The theme this week is to use an extra fold.

The sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps. The image is lion love. I decided to paper piece the image again this week. I used this card for my layout because it uses an extra fold. I used homemade enamel dots.

Here is the card from the front.

Here is the card open.

Here is the card from the side. 

Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craft Room Door - Feb 24 - Mar 2


Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, SU razzleberry, SU peach parfait, American Crafts, Bazzill,  KI (celebrate pack).
Stamps: Bugaboo - lion love, SU wow flowers.
Accessories: homemade enamel dots, pop dots.
Techniques: digi, paper piecing, fancy fold. 


Monday, February 23, 2015

GCC0223 - eat cake

It's a new week and since it's the last Monday of the month, we have the Anything Goes theme over at the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

Our Sponsor this week is Robin's Fetish. The image is Celebration Cake. I always seem to need a last minute birthday card so this worked perfectly. I paper pieced the cake and used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #174 (FMS174). I colored the candles and flames with Copic Markers. I used SU iridescent ice on the frosting and Glossy Accents on the candles and flames. The scallop circle, cake, and sentiment are all popped up for dimension.


Challenges submitted to:
Freshly Made Sketches #174 - FMS174
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes/Hearts or Arrows (I just did ATG birthday)
Craft Your Passion - #250 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Feb 2015 Patterned Papers
Crafty Card Makers and More - #133 Stripes
Through the Craft Room Door - Feb 17 - 23 Anything Goes

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, SU melon, SU daffodil, American Crafts - Hip Hip Horray paper pack.
Stamps: Robin's Fetish - Celebration Cake, Studio G.
Accessories: Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, circle punch, SU iridescent ice, pop dots.
Inks: Copics (candles and flames), Memories.
Techniques: paper piecing, digi, Cricut, FMS174 sketch.

Monday, February 16, 2015

GCC0216 - a latte love

It's another new week over at the Outlawz. Come on over and join in on the fun.

This week,  the theme is red, pink,  and white and/or love since it is close to Valentine's Day.

The sponsor this week is: Deedee's Digis and the image is Whole Latte Love.

I used the Wednesday Freshly Made Sketches #173.

Update: This card was one of the honorable mention princess winner cards from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. That made my day.


Challenges submitted to:
Freshly Made Sketches #173 Sketch
Through the Craft Room Door - Feb 10 - 16 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - #98 Dry or Heat embossing (dry embossed love in background of shaker)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Feb 2015 Patterned Papers

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Recollections, Bazzill, The Paper Studio.
Stamps: Deedee's Digis - Whole Latte Love, Fiskars.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Little Yellow Bicycle, EK Success punch, Sequins, puff paint, The Paper Studio ef, pop dots.
Inks: Memories.
Techniques: Paper Piecing, Shaker.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Celebrate Alex and Tim

I made this card for my director and her husband. They are having a belated holiday party and have invited our entire team. They are avid golfers so we are getting them a round of golf at The Players Club (golf course where the Waste Management Open is held every year) as their house warming gift. I'm sure they will really enjoy that.

I used my Create a Critter 2 cartridge. I think the CAC cartridges are just fantastic. What cute images. I'm so thankful I found both of them at a reasonable price. The bling on her hat is orange and matches the paper in real life. I used the deconstructing sketch - DS187


Challenges submitted to:
Deconstructing Jen Sketch - #187
Through the Craft Room Door - Feb 10 - 16 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - #97 Lots of Layers
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Feb 2015 Patterned Papers

Supplies:
Paper: Neenah, Basic Grey, Bazzill, SU garden green, SU Kraft.
Stamps: Stampendous
Accessories: Cricut, Create a Critter 2 cartridge, bling, pop dots
Sketch: Deconstructing Jen - DS187

Monday, February 9, 2015

GCC0209 - Hugs

It's another new week over at the Outlawz. This week, our theme is "inchies". We are to use at least two one inch squares on our project.

Our Sponsor this week is: DeeDee's Digis. My image is: Daniel's Sweetheart. Isn't this image the cutest? I paper pieced all the pieces. I've really gone back to paper piecing the last few weeks. I love the different ways you can use digi's. Hop on over to DeeDee's to grab yourself a digi stamp. I only used half my stamp so it showed only hugs since the ducks are hugging :).


Challenges Submitted to:
2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps - #122 Valentine or Love
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Use a punch or die cut
Make my Monday - Valentines
The Pink Elephant - #285 Be My Valentine
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #72 Anything Goes/add twine

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections, ColorBok
Stamps: DeeDee's Digis - Daniel's Sweetheart, Studio G
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Bakers twine, SU label punch, homemade enamel dots, pop dots
Technique: Paper piecing

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Kim

It's my friend Kim's birthday today. I didn't think I was going to have time to get in my craft room last night, but I did. Kim loves raccoons and the color purple so this will be perfect for her. I just love my Create a Critter and Create a Critter 2 cartridges. These little critters are just too cute. Hopefully, she'll love it. Luckily, I'm handing this to her in person. It's way too thick to mail. My friend Jen's card was returned to me for not enough postage so I'm safe to assume it was too thick. It sure wasn't heavy. :(.

I used this card from Pinterest as my inspiration.


Challenges submitted to:
Through the Craft Room Door - Feb 3 - Feb 09 Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - #185 Freestyle

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, American Crafts, The Paper Studio, SU basic gray, SU going grey.
Stamps: SU - wow flowers.
Accessories: Cricut, Create a Critter cartridge, Cuttlebug, SU large polka dot ef, Bakers Twine, Bling, SU label punch, Sizzix dies, pop dots.
Ink: Memories

Monday, February 2, 2015

GCC0202 - KISS ME

It's another new week over at the Outlawz. Can you believe it's already February of 2015? I sure can't. Time is gping by way too fast.

It's a twine thing this week. Come on over to join in on the fun.

The Sponsor this week is: Beansie Doodles and my image is: Froggy Prince. I paper pieced all of the image even the lips and the little heart.

With the flash

Without the flash

Challenges submitted to:
Hiding in my Craft Room - #185 Freestyle

Supplies:
Papers: Neenah, Hammermill digital cardstock, CTMH project life card, Momenta, The Paper Studio, SU mango melon.
Stamps: Beansie Doodles  - Froggy Prince, Studio G. 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sizzix, circle punches, Bakers twine, glossy glaze,  bling, pop dots. 
Inks: Memories. 


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.