Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hello Friends!

Well, I am the cow's tail this week!  (Behind)!  Hopefully you have all seen the Color Challenge at The Outlawz that Guylou posted on Tuesday.  I chose the inspiration photo and the Twist this week.  My fellow DT's have knocked themselves out with creating their tags. 

On a somber note, we are saying Adieu to Lori.  She is taking a break from the crafty world.  I will miss her.  She has been a cyber friend for a while now and a very wonderful person and awesome crafter.  Love ya, Lori!

I hope all of my friends in the USA had a blessed Memorial Day.  I had to work, but it was a nice quiet day.  A good day to reflect on the brave men and women who have defended our country and paid the ultimate price.

Monday, May 21, 2012

This Week's Challenge at Guylou's Ininmitability!

Chana chose the challenge for the this contest, and it is to use a doily.  I love doilies!  I used one of Guylou's newer digis, the cutest lil' fairy!  I hope my friends will join us over at Guylou's Inimitability Blog.  She is giving a $10.00 gift certificate to her store as a prize for an entrant that will be randomly chosen. 
You have until midnight May 31st to enter!

I used a Fiskar punched doily layered with a real paper doily.  The papers I have had in my stash for a while as are the flowers.  I used a small gem flower and some Prima flowers.  This series of digis by Guylou are some of my favorites.  I love their hair and eyes!  Jump on over to her challenge blog and check out the other DT's lovely cards!

May 22 Color Challenge

The Outlawz weekly color challenge features a beautiful inspiration photo and color palette selected by Teresa.  I believe she told me she took this picture on Prince Edward Island, her home.

The twist is to add an inking or painting technique.  I used one of our sponsors, "Dearie Dolls Digis", and my layered flower is painted with acrylic paint.  I painted each layer and then assembled it.

Also for the next two weeks, Anne and Sandi have drawn some FAB digis for the Creative Freebie Challenge.  I made a card with each of their digis.  

 This is Anne's beautiful Loon
Sandi's Jeep.  She and her husband go on a lot of Jeep treks in the desert.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Congratulations Colleen

Congratulations to my friend and mentor Colleen Hughes for taking the helm at Through The Craft Room Door magazine!  It went live today and is fantastic.  Colleen is a very talented card maker, designer and Copic Mistress.  She is also the owner of The Outlawz that is near and dear to my heart.  I hope you will check out the magazine and hopefully subscribe!  You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Yuck and More Yuck

After spending a wonderful weekend with my grandson, I came down with an ugly bug.  I have only missed two days of work in 40 years due to actual sickness, and yesterday was one of them!  Today I am about 60%.  I don't do sick very well.  To top it off, my poor grandson got pushed down at daycare and has two black eyes and a bruised cheek.  He is fine, thank goodness.

I do have an excellent color challenge at The Outlawz this week.  Guylou picked our FAB color palette and it must have made all the DT thirsty!  You can see that when you check out everyone's inspiration in the challenge.

 This is my entry.  I used a Fiskar border punch and an embossing folder.  I handcrafted the glass out of vellum. I have probably had the little pineapple for 5 years!  Yes, I am a hoarder.

I hope everyone has a great week and that you will come submit something delicious to the Color Challenge!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Color Challenge and Creative Freebie Challenge

The Color Challenge at The Outlawz is a fun one.  The cute inspiration photo and color palette were chosen by Ursula this week.  I made a graduation card as I need many this year!  I used my Cricut to cut the title, some jewels and a little felt hear with a button topper.

At the Creative Freebie Challenge, Sandi and Anne have provided some awesome digis for all the members of CFC to play with!  I had fun coloring them both and making my cards.  Both Sandi and Anne are an inspiration to me!

I used some old Creative Memories papers for the Boot card, Sandi's creation, Martha Stewart corner and border punches and some ribbon from the stash.  For my girl card, Anne's creation, I used paper from my stash, my CM cutting system, paper flowers, ribbon and a little metal flower for the flower center.

Hope everyone will come over and play!  Our sponsor for the Color Challenge is Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps, and she has some darling images in her store!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Blog Hop At Guylou's Inimitability!

Double Whammy at “Guylou’s Inimitability”! 

This week’s challenge: Punches, dies, and diamonds..oh my
This time around, Tracy is challenging us to make a project using punches, die cuts and bling.
Challenge Deadline:
The participants have until
10:00 pm (EST) on May 17th to link their project to the InLinkz at the end of the challenge post.

How to participate:
The participants can enter only ONE project per challenge, but if they use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, their project will count for two entries. If they don't have one of her digistamps and their budget is tight; they can check the
online store where several freebies are available.

Challenge Prizes:
A winner will be selected randomly and will win:
1. A $10.00 gift certificate from Guylou's
online store
2. and the winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.
Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Glenda
Glenda was the winner of our recent "Monochromatic" challenge and was invited to join us this week.
The Blog Hop
The hop starts at
9am (EST) on May 4th and will end at 9pm (EST) on May 5th. The participants must leave a comment on each of the participating blogs in order to qualify to win one of the grand prizes:
First prize
A Guylou's Inimitability $25 gift certificate
Second prize
A Color Me Creative Classroom: one Copic class (winners choice)
Third prize
A Guylou's Inimitability $15 gift certificate
Blog order:
Go to Guylou's Inimitability to start and then visit the Design Team's blogs!

Hope ALL my friends will come over and participate in the FUN!  
Here is my take on Bling and Die Cuts with one of Guylou's FAB digis!

Better Late Than Never!

 This week I have had the week of Hades at work!  Too much going on, too many projects to finish, and not enough time to play!  I know you all can relate.  As they say......sometimes life gets in the way of enjoying yourself! ;)  This week at The Outlawz Lori has a wonderfully serene color combo and inspiration photo.  This kitchen is YUMMY.  We have already had several gorgeous cards entered this week and each one is a work of art.  Hope you will come over and enter something crafty using this DELISH color combo and don't forget the "leafy" twist!
I used one of our sponsor's adorable digis!  Dearie Dolls is our sponsor, and you can win the four digis we are using this month!  Check out her store form some really fun and cute digis!

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