Friday, September 20, 2013

Challenges Are Up!

I have had a time trying to het this posted!  I had it all done and then hit a glitch either in Blogger or my internet connection and lost it all!  I was so frustrated that I put it aside until this evening.

TTCRD's "Anything Goes" challenge is up.  Team A, of which I am a member, has some wonderful inspiration cards for you.  I gave mine to my daughter for her birthday last week.  I used Anne Fenton's beautiful floral digi and colored it up with my Copics that I always purchase from our sponsor this week, OOZAK.  Awesome company and very quick with your order.

My Card
Both the border punch and butterfly punch are from Martha Stewart
The sentiment stamp is from an old Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up.
I used some Mermaid Stickles on the head and body of the butterfly and the flower centers and made the "deely bobbers" out of copper wire that I wound around a skinny Kebab stick.
Over at The Outlawz the Color Challenge is up and the last few days of the Creative Freebie challenge are running.
Lindsay chose our color palette and is challenging us to add an animal.
Our Fabulous Sponsor this month is:

I used my Copics, Bazzill solid paper and various PP.  I added a little card within my card to put my sentiment, and added a crystal heart.
Sandi and Anne have given us some fantastic digis to work with.  The best part is they are free!  All you have to do is send us your email address and they will send them to you.  You will receive the new images every two weeks as long as you play in the challenge.
For Sandi's Wedding Car I colored with Copics added a paper medallion that I have had from Creative Memories.  The solid gold paper is actually metallic and shimmery but it did not photograph well.  I tore the paper that the sentiment is on and added some gems.
For Anne's fisherwoman in her saucy hip waders I used pale green cardstock and two different PP.  The flower in the circle is acrylic and is from Recollections.
Hope you find some crafty time to come and play in all the wonderful challenges!  See you there!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's Hump Day

First, I would like to acknowledge the tragic day of September 11th, 2001 and say a little prayer for all that perished and their families who will forever suffer.  It is so hard to believe how much time has already passed.

On a happier note, it is my daughter, Elizabeth's birthday and we will be celebrating this weekend.  My little Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, was also born 13 years ago today.  

The "Color Challenge" at The Outlawz and the "Anything Goes" challenge at TTCRD is up and running.  Lindsay selected the cute inspiration photo and challenges us to use the colors and make a masculine card.  Here is mine:

I am so bad about throwing my product packaging away when I open them up, so I never know who to give credit to!  I love my two embossing folders that I used.  The background is chicken wire and the red on the side is barbed wire.  Thought they would both lend to a masculine feel.  I distressed the edges of my accent papers and the barbed wire with Color Box chalking ink and my motorcycle stamp is from Stampin' Up.  The Best Wishes embellie is from Recollections.  I seem to buy a lot of their products lately.  The accent paper the motorcycle is stamped on is really palest just didn't photograph well.
At the "Anything Goes" challenge, Team B, Deonna, Sandra, Candy, Kathi and Linda  have some FAB inspiration for you.  I hope it inspires you to create a little something to enter the challenge.  Their are fabulous prizes to be randomly won and you will meet the nicest crafters.  This is one of the best reasons, to me, to participate.  I love interacting with other crafters!
The sponsor this week is "Eureka" stamps!  They have some pretty fantastic digis available and I hope you will check them out.

Remember that you can enter twice, so have fun!  The Fall issue of the TTCRD magazine is almost ready for publication.  There are so many free digis that it off sets the subscription!  There are also many tips, tricks, tutorials and inspiration projects for you! 
The site is going under some construction, but it is still available to play!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Good Evening!

I am so far behind this week!  I work Monday thru Thursday and with Monday off for Labor Day, I am cramming four days into three.  Just a little stressed here.....

Our Tuesday Color Challenge at The Outlawz is up and running.  I chose our color palette this week and I think those purses are adorable and the colors so vibrant.  We have a great sponsor this month in "Stamp N Doodle".  They have some fantastic digis and they are so fun to color up.  Be sure to go and check them out!

I chose this darling image as it reminds me on a fun summer day.  The Twist this week is to add pearls.  I used my Copics to color her up, some old Prima flowers with a crystal brad center.  One of my favorite Creative Memories products is the Cutting System.  I use it a lot and made my double oval for my Stampin' Up sentiment stamp.  A little scrap of ribbon and some bling on the bottom and Voila, finis!  ( A little French and Italian for ya! ;)  I have been doing better at finishing the inside of my cards.  I am inspired by my friend Patricia St. Martin who's cards are amazing both inside at out.

Our Sponsor
Be sure to stop over at Through the Craftroom Door for another Anything Goes challenge.  Team A (of which I am a member) has put together some great inspiration for you.  As always, there are fabulous prizes to be had as well as great friends to make. 
My card for this week
Hope to see you at both sites this week!

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