Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Last Color Challenge for October

Good morning friends!  I am fresh off the blog hop at TTCRD and it was fun!  It is the first blog hop I have participated in and I enjoyed meeting many crafters.  Thanks to everyone who participated!  The winner of my blog candy, a $15 gift certificate from Oozak, is Sheree, Vancouver Island Craft Junkie!  Congrats, Sheree.

My heart goes out to all who are in the path of hurricane Sandy.  Hunker down and stay safe!  I have relatives in Massachusetts and New Jersey, so I am in constant touch!

I can't believe October is almost over!  Where has the year gone??  This is the last Color Challenge for October at The Outlawz, and it was my choice.  I found this adorable photo on Pinterest and just loved all the fun colors.  Guylou did an excellent job, as always, making the color blocks to use.  Guylou is also sponsoring our challenge with a $10.00 gift certificate from her store, "Guylou's Inimitabilities"!  She has some awesome digis up for grabs!


The "October Opulence" twist is to add a pumpkin!

I used Guylou's pretty Fairy Witch for my card and colored her up with my Copic Markers.  I cut the pumpkin with my Cricut and used chalk to highlight.  The papers are old from my stash and I added some Autumn colored jewels for accent, and a computer generated sentiment.
Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Welcome to the TTCRD Blog Hop!!

Fellow DTeamie Jo Ham created this most adorable video so you can see what is going on here at the Blog Hop!  When you visit all the blogs, including Through the Craftroom Door, and leave a comment, you will be eligible for some FAB prizes.  I am offering a $15.00 gift certificate from Oozak in a random drawing at the end of the hop.
Here is my card using Michelle Perkett's lovely Witch.

The theme is "Anything Goes"!  I used Michelle Perkett's beautiful bewitching witch!  I decided to do her with unconventional colors and used a pink and lavender color combo with my Copic markers.  I added some stacked assorted paper flowers, a homemade stick pin, some jewels, a feather, and sparkly black ribbon.  I used a Martha punch for the spider webbing on the left of my card, a Sizzix embossing folder and last but not least,  Martha's little gothic and glittered letters.

Please check out everyone's blog!!

Thanks for joining us at Through The Craftroom Door!

Friday, October 19, 2012

1, 2, 3....Can You Scare Me???

1, 2, 3...can you scare me?

Boo! Did I scare you? It's that time of the year when creaky noises make you jump and dark corner gives you goose bumps. For this scary challenge, Kim is challenging us to create a project using the following recipe:
1 ribbon
2 embellishments (flowers/bling/metals etc...)
3 deco papers
Make it scary/dark/gothic

This is such a FUN Challenge!  Kim, a fellow DTeamie, came up with the theme for Guylou's Inimitability Blog challenge!  I just had to show case her project here along with mine.



We both used Guylou's Franken-Miguel.  He is really too cute to spook!  You have the next two week to get your crafty project in to be eligible for the prize drawing!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Color Challenge Tuesday

Well, it is only Tuesday, and it has been a busy week.  My daughter, SIL and grandson got home from their visit to Italy and Switzerland.  They had a ball.  Her husband, Andy, and his Dad taught tennis for a week in at an Italian resort on the coast for a week and then they headed to Basel, Switzerland to stay a week with Andy's Dad.  Here is a picture of Elizabeth and Dean with the gorgeous Swiss mountains behind them.

Andy, Fred and Dean.
Of course I am glad to have them home!

Color Challenge at The Outlawz

Guylou chose our lovely color palette this week and her challenge was to make a project relating to FOOD!  (One of my favorite subjects!)

I paper pieced an apron, added a Jolee's lemon, a fabric rose, stick pin that I made, and a Nestibilities die cut.  I used Cat's Eye Chalk on the outside of the card and finished off the inside with another die cut.  Of course, what card is not complete without a little bling and rick rack!  Hope ya'll can find some time to come over and play as this is a FUN challenge!  How many times to you get to "play" with food??

I also did a fundrasing ride with the "Pink Ladies" motorcycle group for breast cancer.  Over $8,000.00 dollars was raised and it will stay locally.  I am on the right with two of my fellow biker chicks!
Registration table
This is a cause near and dear to me as my sister is a six year survivor and a friend in the fight now.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Challenge at Guylou's Inimitabilities Challenge Blog!


 My Card:

I have had the background die for a least a year and finally got to use it along with Guylou's awesome digi "Leah at the Cocktail Party".  I have used this digi so many times as it is one of my favorites!  Hope my friends will come over and share a card with the current challenge " To Die For"!
You have until October 18th at 10:00 p.m. to enter your project into Inlinkz.  Please make sure your project meets the requirements of the challenge.
You can only add one project for challenge, and if you use a Guylou's digi it will count twice!  If you don't have one of her digis, you can go to her website store and pick up a freebie to use!
The winner will be receive a $10 gift certificate from her store and be invited to be a guest designer!  Hope you will come over and play!


It is finally a beautiful FALL morning in Georgia!  We don't get much of a spring or fall......a few days and then what we consider winter.  Some days of our winter are in the seventies!

Our Book Club met last evening and it was my turn to host.  I tried a new recipe (YIKES) but everyone loved it.  (Thank goodness) We discussed our latest read, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower".  Worth the read, especially if you have kids in middle and senior high school.  As always is was good friends, food and wine!

This week's Color Challenge is a fun one picked by DTeamer, Ursula.  She picked a FAB color palette and theme.  Hope we have challenged everyone to come over and play!

Above is mine and I made an old fashioned train case with one of "Guylou's Inimitabilities" digis.  I colored her with Copics, used some old Daisy D's paper, a travel charm, button, ticket with a vellum sentiment attached. 
Have a blessed and crafty week!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Through the Craft Room Door has a new challenge this week!  Please check out TTCRD to see what wonderful inspiration you can pick up and sign up for the FUN!

I am proud to be on the DT for the next three months!  There is a lot of fun, chatter and freinds to meet, so git on over there!

Good Morning!

So much is happening this week and not all of it good.  One of my co-workers and friend is having a double mastectomy next Tuesday, and my daughter's MIL and my friend's Mom is having a liver biopsy today.  My brain is still trying to wrap around all of this and I just hate it!  If all my cyber friends would keep these two lovely ladies in your prayers, it would be so much appreciated.

Changing gears here.....The Color Challenge at The Outlawz is up and running.  Team member, Margaret, chose the lovely palette and inspiration photo, and her "twist" is to add pearls.  I made an easel card this week. (Please ignore the twisted ribbon on the inside)!  My flower centers are Perfect Pearls.

Thanks to Color Challenges wonderful sponsor:
Sandi Huggett and Anne Fenton have outdone themselves with their digis for the "Creative Freebie Challenge"!  You can tell they are feeling FALL!  If you haven't signed up to play in this group, you should!  You receive free digis every two weeks, and all you have to do to keep receiving them is to make cards using them in the bi-monthly challenge.

I cut a sunflower out of the Daisy D's background paper and inserted it into Sandi's digi.Fall to me is "perfection and bliss".
Be on the lookout for a new challenge from Guylou's Inimitabilities later in the week!  It promises to be a fun one!

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