Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Outlawz Paper a la Mode 3/31

Today's challenge was Shaped projects - nothing square or rectangle!

I used Spellbinder dies for the card base and frame.  The stamp is from Heartfelt Creations.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tim HOltz Creative Chemistry 101

I decided to sign up for this class after it had already started.  I am really glad I did as Tim's videos are fabulous.  He is very thorough in  his instructions.  I like that I can save the videos and have access to them forever.  I am just now starting to work on the techniques.  I did the first lesson this morning and am really happy with the results.  I cut some file folders to have the manilla tags and black Recollections.   These are the tags created in the Day 2 class.  I really like the Blended Spritz & Flick Technique.  I can hardly wait until I can work on the tags for Day 3's class.

Blended Spritz & Flick

Brushless Watercolor

Wrinkle Free Distress

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Outlawz - Paper Ala Mode 3/23

The challenge was: Add a Bow...The BIGGER the Better!!!

The paper is SU. The stamp came from Michaels dollar bin a couple years ago.  Ribbon is from Michaels.

The Outlawz Friday 3/23 Challenge

The challenge was EASTER – BUNNIES – CHOCOLATE.

I made this card in class with Linda Howard at Scrapbooking Made Simple.

I don't know what manufacturer's materials we used, but we colored the bunny, using alcohol markers .  I used Liquid Pearls on the X's.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Three Father's Dayu Cards

I CASE'd the first two cards.  The lighthouse was an extra for the online CardMaker Magazine this month.  The barbeque was from Sierra-enterprises.

I used only kraft paper.  The top layer is just slightly smaller than the card base and the edges distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The ribbon is from American Crafts and the twine from Hemptique.  The stamp is an old one from Stampscapes; the sentiment from my stash and I don't remember who made it.  Although the ribbon scanned greenish, it is really chocolate brown.

The stamps and card design are from Great Impressions; paper from my stash.

Black cardstock is from Recollections, white is GP110, pattern from my stash.  The train is a digi from TLC Creations and the sentiment are from a stamp set I found in Michael's dollar bin last year after Father's Day.  Brads from my stash.

OWH Sketch 114

Materials Used:
Paper:  The Paper Loft Huckleberry Pond
Stamps:  SU, Recollections

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Two Challenges

I should have called this post Three Challenges.  The Outlawz card for today is also spring colors.

When the picture scanned, the butterfly covered the "think" in the sentiment and also made the image a little fuzzy.

Challenges entered:
Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown - Use green and yellow
Crafting by Designs March Week 3 Use Spring colors
The Outlawz - spring colors

Materials Used:
DCWV Garden Party
Recollections cs
Butterfly from SMS
Penny Black stamp
Lace Tape from decollections
Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters distressing ink

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch

Today's sketch was almost exactly what I made yesterday.  I had already colored several tigers and had all the other materials ready to make more today.  I tweaked yesterday's card and made it fit this challenge.  I moved the tiger up and the sentiment down.  That gave me enough room to put three pieces of bling which I colored with a Copic marker.  I think I'll finish the rest this way.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

OWH Faux Leather Challenge

The first time I tried this technique, I just covered the tape with distress ink and it worked fine.  This time I followed the tutorial and used translucent embossing powder and heat set it over the faux leather panel.  It is a little shinier than I would like, but it will have to do.  I used a combination of Recollections and Bazzill cardstock.  The tiger stamp is from TLC Creations digi stamps.  The sentiment is from Michaels.  I colored the tiger with Copics E15, E19, G82 and G89.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge to cover the faux leather panel.

Two Challenges

Mojo Monday Sketch #233


The Outlawz Color Challenge 3/20

Printed papers are Echo Park, cs is Recollections, stamp is JustRite, Doily Quikutz Die, leaves are Elizabeth Craft Design peel offs colored with Copics, flower is  Recollections and brad is from my stassh.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Outlawz 3/19

This week's theme: Recipe Challenge!
You should add to your creation:
+ Flowers
+ Patterned paper
+ ribbon

I used yesterday's OWH sketch 113 as inspiration for this card.  I embossed a piece of Scrap Within Reach paper from my stash with a Cuttlebug folder.  The printed paper is from Basic Grey.  Ribbon from American Crafts.  Yellow paper is TPC Studio.  I cut the shapes with Spellbinders.  The flower digi is from an online class that I took (don't remember which one) and colored with Copics.  The sentiment is Hero Arts. After I scanned the picture, I added Glossy Accents to the flower center.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

CASE'd Card

I CASE'd this card from Lee Ann Barrett on today's OWH challenge.  I didn't have the same materials she used, but I found similar ones in my stash.  I used the new Sizzix Balloons and Cupcakes Framelits and Stamps set to stamp and cut the balloons; red, blue, yellow and black paper, ribbon and baker's twine from my stash. and a sentiment stamp from The Paper Company.  Istamped the red paper with the star from the Sizzix set.

Lee Ann's Card:

My card:

OWH Sketch 113

Once again, I dug into my scrap and really old paper to create this card.  My mood must be a little black this morning to go along with the rainy weather.  The saying is from TLC Creations.  I used a black card base and framed all the other pieces with white. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Challenge 3-17

This card is for the Secret Crafter Satturday Challenge - "Doilies Are Not Just For Cakes" site that I found on The Outlawz link button.  I was also checking out another site where I found "faux embossing" as their challenge last week.  Splitcoast Stampers had the techinque on their site.  I used a combination of techniques for this one.  I made the base using the faux embossing technique.  Then I found the Secret Crafter site and decided to do their challenge. For my butterfly, I used Elizabeth Craft Designs peel offs, Glitter Ritz and Be Creative tape.  I colored the butterfly with Copics.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My Cup of Tea

I found another challenge site - Shopping Our Stash Weekly.  I decided to give it a try with this card.  The challenge is to use food/beverage on the card.

I used Recollections paper, ribbon from Michaels.  The stamp is from Craft Lounge, colored with Copics.

Twisted Thursday - The Outlawz 3/15 Things With Wings

Made last night at Scrapbooking Made Simple.  Linda Howard our teacher had us use the new Sizzix Framelits with dies and stamps.  This is the Dragonflies set.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but the dragonfly body and the wings' outline are coated with Pearl Pens.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Outlawz Sketch for 3/14

The card base is Bazzill embossed.  I embossed the 2 pieces of Shimmer Sheets with Tim Holtz Springtime Background embossing folder. I used Spellbinders pinked circles  and stamped with JustRite You're So Sweet Set. The rose is from Anna Griffin.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Outlawz Color Challenge 3-13/OWH 3/14 Miss You

I have had this image stamp from Hero Arts since 1985.  I used to stamp the inside book cover of books I have read before I gave them away so that they didn't come back to me.  Now it is part of my stamp collection for making cards.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.  All paper is Recollections and the ribbon is from Michaels.  I tried to color the cats like the ones I have/had.  The two grey tabbies and the cream color are my current collection of furrpersons.  The Siamese has been at the Rainbow Bridge for about a year.

Challenges entered:
The Outlawz Color Challenge 3/13
OWH - Midweek Throwdown - Miss You

Monday, March 12, 2012

Father's Day Card

I know, it's not even Easter yet, but OWH needs cards well in advance of the holiday.  When we went to Scrapbook Expo last month in Anaheim, I found this great masculine paper from The Paper Loft.  It was in 6x6 pads.  I was inspired by Mojo Monday's sketch today.  This does not look like the sketch.  It sort of took on a life of its own as I was putting it together.  Thanks to Sandy Allnock of OWH, I backed each piece with black making it stand out more.  I don't know who makes the stamps.  I didn't use to save the packaging, but now I do.  I colored the ties with Prismacolor pencils.  I think I will paper piece the middle tie the next time I make this card, using one of the printed papers I use on the card.

Mojo Monday 232

Still working on Easter cards.  I used both sides of the Creative Imaginations paper that I have fallen in love with, with a little black from my stash thrown in.  The sentiment is from SU.  Ribbon from Michaels.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Outlawz CAS for 3/11

For some reason, my scanner did not want to do this in color.  After fiddling with it for several attempts, this is the best I could come up with.  There are actually 3 layers, the white card, lavender and white embossed cardstock by Bazzill.  The stamps are from SU.  Unknown ribbon source. Cut with Spellbinders.

OWH Sketch #112

This was a fun sketch.  I will make more and use them as Any Hero cards in my next box to OWH.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Glitter Ritz and Peel Offs

I decided to try some more cards with Glitter Ritz.  I am still not sure if they are okay for OWH.  I can't get the glitter to rub off so I will send one to Sandy and ask if it is okay.  If I can't, they will be for my own personal use and as gifts for the Newcomers luncheons.

I used Coredinations cardstock for the card base.  Both glitter strips are Be Creative tape on which I burnished Glitter Ritz.  The little heart borders are from my stash from a long time ago.  The big peel off is Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I covered it with Glitter Ritz and then colored it with Copic markers.  The sentiment is also from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Inspired by Els

 I saw this on Els' FB page and wanted to try it.

I used Coredinations Canvas texture cs for my base.   Everything else on the card is from Elizabewth Craft Designd. The left panel is blue iris Shimmer Sheets which I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder then sanded.  The white strip is Be Creative tape on which I put Warm Highlights Glitter Ritz and burnished it.  Next is a strip from one of the silver border Peel Offs by Els which I colored with a Copic marker B04.  The sentiment and flourishes are also Els Peel Off stickers colored with B04 Copic marker.  I have since removed the negative piece from the "o" in "you".  I didn't see it until I had the picture enlarged up on the screen.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 3/8

Today's challenge had a recipe:  the color green, a brad, a ribbon, glitter.

Recollections paper
Elizabeth Craft Designs butterfly peel off
Glitter Ritz
Be Creastive Tape
Unknown brad
Michaels ribbon

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch 3/7

The Sketch:

Paper:     Recollections
                elizabeth Crafts Designs Shimmer Sheetz
Stamps:   JustRite Shabby Music Background
                Hero Arts sentiment
                Tim Holtz flower
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Outlawz March 6 Color Challenge

The challenge was to use Pink Flamingo, Sun Shower Yellow and Fiesta Orange.

I used Creative Imaginations dp (both sides), a Kaiserkraft sentiment stamp and made the rosette from Michael's Celebrate It sheer ribbon.

Crafting by Designs Week 2 - 3/6

Challenge: Use this sketch from Mojo Monday:

This is what I came up with:

I used:

Recollections Cardstock embossed with a Tim Holtz folder
Rubber Stampede Flower stamp
Hero Arts Sentiment stamp
Prima flowers
Unknown bling

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Birthday with Shimmer Sheetz

I discovered another challenge site, Robyn's Fettish Challenge Blog, so I am doing this card for it.  the challenge is to use a cupcake on a card.

Shimmer Sheetz
Bazzill embossed cardstock
Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
Kaknban Krafts stamp
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Die
Celebrate It satin ribbon

The Outlawz Greeting Card March 5

The challenge was to use green.  As I hadn't finished making the Wednesday sketch last week, I colored this one green instead of blue.

I'm also entering this in The Pink Elephant challengte to use at least 3 layers.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

One for Three

The card I made today is for:

Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps sketch #111:

Crafting by Designs March Week 1 - Use your favorite patterned paper.  I am partial to this paper this week.  Maybe it will be a different one next time.  I have so many favorite papers, it was hard to choose.

The Outlawz Sunday CAS for 3/4 - Use two patterned papers, but keep it CAS.

Patterned paper is two sides of Creative Imaginations.  Flower stamp is Recollections and the sentiment stamp is Hero Arts.  Cardstock is Recollections.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March ODB Challenge for OWH

Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cardstock: Recollections
Copic Marker
Brads: Recollections
Tim Holtz Springtime Background embossing folder
Spellbinders die
Color Box Mermaid ink

The challenge for March on Our Daily Bread on OWH was:

Choose three elements that are in a row either vertically, horizontally or diagonally and incorporate them on your card. For example, if you choose diagonal down from the top left then your card should have brads, layers and ribbon.
Three in a Row


Digi stamp



Die cut
Fun fold

I chose the diagonal from left to right.  I embossed  the Shimmer Sheetz, then sanded it. I colored the sentiment with Copic B04 to match the Shimmer Sheetz.