Sunday, January 25, 2015

O'fish'ally Retired

Happy Sunday! It's time for another challenge over at the Outlawz CAS group. This week it's so easy! Anything goes in the CAS style. For my card I made a retirement card for a friend who is retiring.

My fish is from Elizabeth Dulemba's coloring pages. I colored it with Copics. The sentiment is from Create with TLC. I die cut the sentiment with a tag die from a company that is no more. The waves were made with the Spellbinder's double scallop border die cut into pieces. I used some sequins for bubbles.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have some time to craft this week to play along at the Outlawz CAS group. I hope to be back with more cards today. I am looking for some crafting time after I clean up my space. Things need to be put away so I can find them again. LOL!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Still Hot

Happy weekend! So glad it's Friday. I have the weekend to myself. We are having friends over tomorrow evening for dinner and to play cards. I have some cleaning and shopping to do but I am looking forward to crafting time. I did get one card finished tonight.

It's another Bugaboo image! Stella! I think she's a hoot. I colored her up with Copics and inked the Spellbinders octagon die cut with blue. The sentiment I cut from a Spellbinder's tag die and embellished it with red star brads. I embossed the yellow edges with a What's my Type embossing edge folder. The background papers are just scraps from my scrap box.

I ma entering these challenges:

There's still time to play along at the Bugaboo 5th Birthday Party. Hope you get some crafty time to play along.
I hope your weekend is awesome. Since there won't be football on much longer I'll have more crafty time. Stay warm and have fun!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Monster Hearts

My card tonight is somewhat out of my comfort area not because of the technique but because of the image. I usually don't do monsters (I'm more of a flowers kind of girl). I thought Tom's nephew would like this for a Valentine.

The card base is cream colored.The monster is from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  I colored him with Copics and added the Gina K sentiment. The background paper is from Paper Studio and called Doodled Hearts. I added the three heart embellishments in the colors that I colored the monster. Quick and easy.
The colors for this challenge come from the Bugaboo challenge:

I am entering these challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight. I hope you get a chance to play along with Bugaboo's Birthday fun!
Happy Hump Day! Enjoy the down side of the week!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Clowning Around

Another BEAUTIFUL day here. I went for a long walk at lunch time. The sunshine was awesome! It is January so it won't last for long but I was thrilled to get out while I could. Tonight I finished a card for another challenge for the Bugaboo Birthday Bash. Here's the inspiration picture for the challenge.

And here's the card I made.

The image is from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. I used a red card stock for the base and a background layer of green. The flowered paper is from Paper Studio. I cut the image from Lawn Fawn Stitched Banners, colored with Bic and Copic markers. The embellishments are star brads. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I added a star clip (Found at Target's Dollar Bin). The card is based off the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge.

I am entering this into these challenges:

I hope you have a chance to join in on the fun of the Bugaboo Birthday challenges. Check them out!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your week is going well. 


Monday, January 19, 2015

A Bugaboo Sketch

I am having fun playing along with Bugaboo's 5th birthday party. Today I worked on the sketch challenge.

Here's my card from the sketch:

I love the characters that Bugaboo have. Gus is one of my favorites. This birthday card is for my oldest brother. He used to call my Dad "old fart" all the time. Now it's his turn. He's also a veteran of the VietNam war so I decided to make the card red, white and blue. The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps colored with Copic markers. The image is backed with Spellbinder's Beaded Ovals. The sentiment is backed with Spellbinder's Inverted Circles. I added some birthday candles cut from a cake image from Create with TLC. The star paper was from my stash and I am not sure where it came from but I do think that it's digital paper.

I am entering these challenges:
I hope you have a chance to play along with the Bugaboo challenges. Lots of fun!

So since today was Martin Luther King Day, I worked at a Girl Scout event to bring the girls in to make our community a better place. I helped the girls make woven heart baskets that were given to Meals on Wheels with a  little candy in it to be given to seniors when meals are delivered. But there were other projects too that the girls did to help the community. They rotated through the projects. It was great fun! I hope you made the world a better place today too. Have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bugaboo's 5th Birthday

Did you know that Bugaboo is turning 5 and they're having a Par-tee!

Lots of fun challenges this week. I love Bugaboo images and I have many of their images because they have a Friday Freebie every week. So I wanted to participate in as many of the challenges as I can this week. The first challenge is a bingo challenge. Here's my card.

This is a Bugaboo image called Cute Bear Balloon. I colored him with Bic and Copic markers and accented him with Burgundy Stickles. The papers are from a Simon Says Kit. I used a double scallop die for the border and attached it to a piece of green card stock. I inked around the image with chocolate chip ink. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and cut with Spellbinder's hearts and backed with a red cardstock heart. I embellished the sentiment with dots of Burgundy Stickles. I used the bingo column of bling (Stickles), scallops, and animal.
I am entering these challenges:

Sadly my Colts are losing big time. They don't look like they came to play. We'll hope for better next year! Thanks for stopping by. Hope your week will get off to a great start! 


Outlawz CAS Challenge

Happy Sunday! And welcome to another CAS challenge at the Outlawz. This week we are thinking about holidays but using non-traditional colors for the holiday you choose. If you pick Christmas, choose colors that are not colors you would normally see for Christmas. I chose Valentine's Day and here's my card.

I love the way this card turned out! I die cut Spellbinder's scalloped heart from the blue card stock. Then I cut another scalloped heart from a scrap from my scrap box  and added that inside the background die cut. The sentiment is from Create with TLC and I cut it from a tag die. Then inked the tag and added faux stitching around the tag. I mounted the tag on a piece of ribbon. To finish the card I added some blue colored rhinestones.

And I have more exciting news about the CAS challenge. This past week Colleen asked me to be come a member of the design team rather than just a guest designer for the month. I am really excited about this opportunity. It's been a while since I've been on a team so I am looking forward to creating more!

I hope you will join us this week at the Outlawz for this fun challenge. Someone will win a $10 gift certificate of their choice that is being donated by one of our lovely design team. And please pop over to see the designs from my other teamies. They are incredible! Such talent!

I am entering these challenges:

My Colts are playing for the championship today. While most think they don't have a chance against the Patriots I hope we they can be on their A game and do great! Go Colts! I'll definitely be watching. Hope your Sunday is fabulous. I'm hoping for more crafting time so maybe I'll get in another post today.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Outlawz Progressive Challenge

Happy Saturday! Last weekend visiting my FIL I had some time to make some scrap backgrounds. This is another one of backgrounds I made. And to it I added the image that was the freebie for the Outlawz Progressive challenge.

I inked the edges of the white card base with Mowed Lawn distress ink. The background is just scraps punched with my square punched and glued to a scrap piece of card stock. I added a sentiment banner to complete the card. I left it pretty simple to show off the background.
I am entering these challenges:

I have a three day weekend with Martin Luther King Day on Monday but Monday is my day of service. I'll be working several hundred Girl Scouts on various service projects. I think my project will be helping the girls make 250 woven heart baskets for Meals on Wheels. There are lots of other projects going on too. I hope your weekend can be partly crafty and party useful to helping others. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Life is Good

It was cold today but tomorrow we may actually get above freezing. And Saturday could possibly be 49 degrees. Life is good! We are so blessed. My card tonight is all about the good life; at least for one little mouse!

The image is pre-colored from Doodle Pantry. The background paper is also from Doodle Pantry. I
used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

For the embellishments I used 3 gray buttons and some ribbon, tied with a knot. I don;t use gray very much but I think this turned out pretty cute. The image is cut with Spellbinders Beaded Ovals and backed with the gray card stock.

I am entering these challenges:

I hope you have a warm up in your future too. Many thanks for stopping by and thanks for leaving a comment and letting me know what you think. Enjoy the rest of the week!


Monday, January 12, 2015

Warmer Winter

Happy Monday! We dodged a bullet with the storm. We had a little ice here and there but it wasn't too bad. It could have been much worse. But I was in a winter mood tonight so that's what my card is all about.

Over the weekend, I was away from home and I couldn't drag all my card making supplies with me so I took some scraps from my scrap box and my square punch and I made some backgrounds for cards. I got this idea from Beccy's Place. This one was made from all blue winter paper and I had the perfect new set from From the Heart Stamps Stamp of the Month Little Snowman to play with. Love the sentiment and that little snowman is just adorable. I inked the sentiment with two colors of distress ink: peacock feathers and salty ocean. I colored the snowman with Copic markers and embellished it with Crystal Stickles. I left it pretty simple so the scrap background would be really apparent.

I am entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by. We are headed back for the deep freeze this week so I hope you are staying warm. Make it an awesome week!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

More Numbers

I was going to update yesterday's post with my second card but I decided to just make another post. Being the guest designer for the Outlawz CAS challenge has been a blast. This week we are using numbers on our projects. Here is my second card for the challenge.

I cut a circle from the card, the purple layer and the background number paper. I embossed the Stampin' Up! stamp on the purple layer with white embossing powder and fixed it on the inside of the card to show through the window. I added the orange scallop around the window. Pretty easy! I like it! I am entering this card into the Seize the Birthday challenge.
If you are in the path of this winter storm that moving through our area, I hope you stay safe. Make it an awesome new week.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

What's the Number?

I am back this week for another week as the guest designer for the Outlawz CAS challenge. This week the challenge is all about numbers. I actually made two cards this week. I thought my first card wasn't very CAS so I made a second card. Here's the first one that I made.

This card I made for my son, Dan. He's a sports nut but especially football.  And we are both Indianapolis Colts fans. Number 12 is Andrew Luck, the quarterback for the Colts, and Dan wears his jersey. This digital set is from Imagine That! digital stamps. The set comes with the images, sentiments and the number set. I added the numbers to the t-shirt. The backgrounds papers are from a digital paper set from Imagine That! that goes with this football digital set. It's colored with Copic markers in Colts colors of course. I used the Tuesday Morning sketch challenge.

This was a fun card to put together! The football set is for the progressive challenge at Imagine That!
I am entering these challenges:

I was going to show you my second card, but realized that I used my old computer for that card. So I will update this post when I get home tomorrow. Stay tuned for my second card.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Stay warm out there and safe.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Make Your Own Background

Happy Weekend! Baby, it's cold outside. It hurts to breathe when you are outside. I had to go back to the doctor today. I've had an infection since shortly after Thanksgiving. I've been on 3 rounds on antibiotics but according to today's test I still have the infection. So I am starting another round of more powerful antibiotics that lasts for 14 days. Ugh! Cross your fingers that this will work this time.

My card tonight is a card that I made with distress ink and a water mister. And I used a new technique that I saw on a video.

The Thanks die that I used is from Simon Says Stamps. I inked the watercolor paper with different colors of distress ink. And then I misted the paper with some water and left it dry. I cut the thanks die from the water color paper and then cut 4 other layers of thanks to pop it up from the card, using the colored layer for the top to match the background. It's a little tedious layering the die layers but I love the finished product.
I am entering these challenges:

I hope you are staying warm wherever you are. Hopefully it will warm up again soon. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.


Monday, January 5, 2015

You've Caught my Heart

Today was definitely a winter day. We had a dusting of snow this morning but we have 1-3 inches coming in tonight. So I must have been in a wintry mood tonight because that was the direction my card took.

The image is from DeeDee's Digi Stamps and is free this month. If you use the image you get the next free set in February. I love the image and the sentiment is part of the set also. I cut the image from Law Fawn's stitched banner die and used a Simon Says tag die. On the background I used a Simon Says snowflake stencil and inked around the stencil to create the background. I added some ric rac through the banner. I really like the way this one turned out. Hope you like it too.

I  am entering these challenges:
Be sure to check out the free digi set at Deedee's blog and the special offer she has. Happy Monday to you all! Thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to. Travel safely and stay warm. And make it an awesome week!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy Sunday evening. It's snowing here although I don;t think we are supposed to get a lot of accumulation. We haven't had much snow yet so I wouldn't mind a little snow. With my MIL passing away there are some people that I wasn't able to send a Christmas card to, so I thought I would make some New Year cards to send.

This image is from Sliekje Digital Stamps. I colored the image with Copics (B14, R27 and E20). The New Year banner is from Beyond the Fringe Crafts and colored with the same Copic colors. The plaid background paper is digital by Jak Heath. Very quick and easy.

I am entering these challenges:
That's it for tonight.  I didn't get as much done today as I had hoped since I did a lot of cooking this morning. Makes me feel good to get a head start on the week but I wanted to get more done with card making. Oh well, back to work tomorrow. Hope you have the most awesome week!


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