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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Outlawz 4/30 Color Challenge

Well, today is my last day on the color challenge team at The Outlawz.  Tomorrow you will find me on the Sketch team.  I've had a lot of fun doing the color challenge and am really looking forward to the sketch team. 

The challenge for today is to use strawberry pink, lime green and lemon  yellow, with buttons as the twist.  I decided to do another Z-fold card.  Once again, I used the image "What a Sweetheart" from Little Darling Rubber Stamps.


 
Other materials I used are: Core'dinations cardstock, Recollections cardstock, Echo Park Victoria Gardens 6x6 paper pad, Spellbinders Labels Eight, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, American Crafts buttons, ribbon from Michael's, Die-namics flourish die and a Recollections flower.
 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #60

Morning Peeps.  I'm so happy you could join me here today.  I'm busy getting ready for a cruise up to west coast of the U.S. from Los Angeles to Vancouver, B.C.  In between getting my suitcases packed and shopping for new clothes, I still find time to do my stamping and card making.  Today's challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner is Anything Goes with Lots of Layers.  Our sponsors for today are Bugaboo Stamps and Skdigis.   I chose this image called "Happy Birthday to Ewe" from Bugaboo.

 
Materials used:
Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges dies
Core-dinations cardstock
Recollections cardstock
Copic markers
American Crafts buttons
WRMK twine
 
 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Release for DS4J

Wow, it seems like Sunday comes around pretty fast each week, along with the new releases at the DigiStamps4Joy store.  Check it out for this week's cute digi stamps.  Hop on over the the DS4J blog and see some fantastic inspiration.  She is called "Misteri with Apple Basket."  I had just a small piece of the dp with the apples on it and had to cut my other papers to it.  I used the green for the image and the flourish because the green apple on the paper showed prominently. I cut the flourish with my Cameo.  The Cameo flourish had small dots next to the swirls, but I decided to use Liquid Pearls instead of pasting a zillion dots on the card.  The ribbon is from Michaels.

 
Challenges entered:
 

Friday, April 26, 2013

One More for Today

One more OWH card for today and I'm through.  I made several of these using scraps.  I stamped the background, the flower and the sentiment with Distress Ink.  I colored the pearls with Copics to match the blue ink.  The flower is from LaBlanche and the sentiment and background from Hero Arts.


 

Another Card for OWH

I made 4 of these with some scraps of print dp, scrap black cardstock and bling from my stash.  I cut the flourishes with my Cameo. 
 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown

I had a little extra time so I decided to join OWH this week and do the midweek throwdown.  The theme is It's About Time.  I had this Bo Bunny printed paper and the Hero Arts stamps featuring clocks and time sayings.  What better materials to use!  I used a sketch number 432 from SCS and featured by Airbournewife's post of a few days ago.

 
My card is A2 size as it will be going to OWH.  I had enough of the Bo Bunny paper to make 5 cards using this sketch.  I used a new to me La Blanche stamp that I got for half price at the LSS a couple weeks ago.  I used Mememto Toffee Crunch ink for the stamping.
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

DS4J Challenge #65

Morning Peeps.  Today's challenge at DigiStamps4Joy is Bling on a Shape.  I decided to use my current favorite shape card for this challenge - the pyramid fold.  It is so easy to do and I love the way it looks when it is done.  I used a DS4J stamp that I have had for awhile and have used several times on my cards.  It is called Hibiscus. You can find it here at the online shop.  I deliberately did not put a sentiment on it because I want to save it for someone special for her special occasion, yet to be determined.


 
Materials Used:
American Crafts cardstock
DCWV Garden Party Matstack
Spellbinders Oval and Opulent Ovals dies
Recollections bling
Copic markers
 
Challenges entered:

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Outlawz 4/23 Color Challenge

Morning Peeps! It's color challenge time again at The Outlawz.  In addition to the color scheme, the twist is Spring.  What better harbinger of spring than tulips.  They are all over the place.  I chose to use this digi from Eureka stamps again even though I just used it a couple weeks ago.  It is spring to me.


 
For this challenge I used:
Recollections cardstock
Core'dinations cardstock
Spellbinders die - Opulent Ovals
SU photo corner punch
Copic markers
Pearls from Want2Scrap
 
Challenges entered:
http://www.vostamps.blogspot.com/ Springtime flowers
http://squigglefly.blogspot.com/ Spring flowers
http://theprettylittleribbonshop.blogspot.com/ spring is in the air
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ cut it out
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.com/ Spring
http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Lots of Flowers
http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.com/ Use a digi
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://www.craftybloggersnetwork.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes

 

Tuesday Throwdown #144

Good morning, Peeps.  Welcome to the new Tuesday Throwdown challenge #144.  Today's challenge is to make your own background and use twine.  Our sponsor for this challenge is The Twinery.  If you have never checked out their twine, there is no better time than the present.  They have some really great deals on twine.  I labored over this challenge for a long time.  I came up with several ideas as to how to make my own background.  After about four or five different tries, I finally settled on the one I used.  I found this shaving cream technique on Splitcoast Stampers.  I tried it and I liked it.  It was a little messy, but fun.  I had already printed out these pre-colored Gemma the Giraffe images in various sizes from Digital Delights by Louby Loo for another project I was doing.  It worked perfect for a Mother's Day Card.  And, of course, the twine is from The Twinery.

 
 
 

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tammy's Scrapin Corner #59 Bling It Up

The challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this week is Anything Goes, Bling It Up.  Well, when choosing my image, I didn't look at the theme and chose this cute little bear sitting on the dock fishing from our sponsor, Stamp Fairy.  It is definitely a masculine image.  Masculine and bling in my mind don't mix, so I had to really think on this one for awhile.  I finally decided to use the Bo Bunny camping paper from my stash which is definitely masculine in color.  I added other cardstock to match.  Then took some plain white pearl bling and colored them with my Copics to match the paper.  And voila, a masculine card with bling.  I added a little Stickles to his muzzle and the water to give it a little sparkle.

 
 Challenges Entered
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes/Color Option
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 1 image-2 papers-3embellishments (pearls -lots)
 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

DS4J Sunday Release 4/21

Great digis in the store today at DigiStamps4Joy.

I chose to use this image by JenLee called "Melissa."  She was a challenge to color with all those gorgeous locks.  It took me a couple tries until I got just what I wanted.  As usual, I colored her with my Copics.  The background lattice work was cut on my Cameo and the loopy edge is from a Martha Stewart punch.  The ribbon is from Michaels.

 
Challenges entered:
 
 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Outlawz Color Challenge 4-16

Morning Peeps.  It's if it's Tuesday, it must be time for The Outlawz new color challenge.  For my card, I decided to do a step card.  The technique is called "Simple Stepper Card."




Supplies Used:
Image Stamp: Technique Tuesday Poppies - Greenhouse edition
Flowers: Michael's $1 bin
DP: Echo Park
Spellbinders Opulent Ovals
SU tag die
Hero Arts sentiment
MS greenery punch and butterfly
Copic Markers


Challenges Entered:
http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Butterflies and/or Roses

Just for Fun

I took a break over the weekend from doing DT cards and did a set of cards for OWH.  I found samples and the directions for cutting the paper for these cards online from Airbornewife.  I made 16 cards using just large pieces of scrap for the printed paper.  I made the plaid background with a background stamp from Hero Arts (Large Plaid) and the flower is a La Blanche stamp.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the bling from Want2Scrap.  I colored the bling with Copics.  The cards are identical except for colors.  I coordinated the mats, stamps and bling for each dp color used.  I used my Cameo to cut the circles.

 

TSC #58

Today's challenge at Tammys Scrapin Corner is Anything Goes for Spring Has Sprung.  Everyplace I go, I see bouquets of tulips.  So, I chose Tulips from our sponsor for this challenge, Eureka Stamps, for my image.  I colored them with Copics and used Spellbinders A2 Fancy Postage Edge die for the die cuts.  Ribbon and cardstock are from Michaels.  Bling is from Want2Scrap.  It looks like some of the bling has red dots in the middle.  Unfortunately, I had a red shirt on when I took the picture so the bling picked up the color.  All the bling is crystal clear.

 
Challenges entered:
 
 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Big Mouth

The Sunday release at DigiStamps4Joy includes this adorable hippo stamp.  You can find this and many more new stamps at the store here in today's new releases.  When I first saw the stamp, I was reminded of the time I had a behind the scenes tour at the Los Angeles Zoo, compliments of my daughter who is a keeper there.  I was able to feed the hippos.  I couldn't believe how wide they could open their mouths.  They are so lazy, that they just open their mouths and wait for you to toss the food in.  They were eating apples and lettuce the day I was there.  So, of course, I had to have an apple to feed this guy.  I cut the apple with my Cameo.  I colored the image with Copic markers and added some bling from Want2Stamp.  I deliberately kept the card rather simple because I wanted to highlight the hippo.



 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge

I am on a roll with the step cards lately.  Here is another one I created with Bugaboo digi stamp, Flower Water Can - Daffodil Can.  I colored it with Copics, used a Memory box die to cut the grass and flowers.  I made it into a center step card with Core'dinations cardstock.

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DS4J Challenge 64 Anything Goes

Morning Peeps.  It's time for the halfway point in challenge #64 at DigiStamps4Joy.  For my image, I chose "Cycling is Fun" from the DigiStamps4Joy shop.  Go on over there after you view my card and see what fantastic images you can have for a very small price.

 
I chose to do a center step card for this challenge.  Since it is only a couple months until we celebrate Father's Day, I chose start my Father's Day cards now.  Many of us learned to ride a bike with our dads holding onto the seat to protect us.  I thought this would be a nice way to thank him.
 
Challenges entered:
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ Clouds
http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/ Other than a square or rectangle
http://sassycherylschallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown #142 Fancy Folds 4-9

Good morning All.  It's Tuesday again and time for another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  We have a sponsor this week that has the most darling digis. So hop on over to Little Darling Rubber Stamps and look at all the adorable rubber stamps.  I used "What A Sweetheart."  The challenge was to use a fancy fold.  After googling fancy folds I finally found this one on Pinterest.  It's called a pyramid fold.  It was so easy to do.  Just fold your cardbase front in half diagonally and decorate to your heart's content.



Materials used:
Core-dinations cardstock
Making Memories Just Chillin' paper pad
Recollections cardstock
Copic markers
Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two
Want2Scrap Pearls colored with copics
Hero Arts sentiment
Little Darlings "What a Sweetheart" rubber stamp

Challenges entered:
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.com/ Favorite Color Combo
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
 

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Outlawz Color Challenge 4/9

A fun masculine card this week on the color challenge at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. I am likin' these step cards that I newly discovered about a month ago. 
 

 
 
I used Core-dinations cardstock for all the colored cardstock and Neemah Classic Crest white to print and color the image.  The image is Groovy Grandpa from Digi Darla, colored with Copics.  The loopy border is a Martha Stewart punch that I punched on both sides of the strip.  Bling is from Queen & Co. Twine is WRMK.
 
Challenges I'm entering:
 

Sending Sunshine

Morning, Peeps.  Today's card for Tammys Scrapin Corner is a cutie.  The challenge is Anything Goes but has a recipe that you need to follow: 1 image, 2 die cuts, 3 embellishments.  I used the "Floating Gator" from our sponsor for this challenge: QKR Stampede.

 
Recipe:
1 image - gator
2 die cuts - image background and Cloud
3 embellishments - bling, button, twine
 
 
I used:
Recollections cardstock
Neenah Solar Crest cardstock
Copic markers
Martha Steward button punch
Sweet 'N Sassy Clouds Die
Spellbinders
Sizzix embossing folder
Twine from The Twinery
Bling from Want2Scrap
Sentiment Stamp from Hero Arts
 


Challenges entered:
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/ No Patterned Paper
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://stempelsonne.blogspot.com/ Animal/Human
 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

DS4J Sunday Release 4-7

Morning Peeps.  There is another great release is in the store at DS4J for today.   Hop on over there and see what Margy has done for this release Then go to the blog and check out the fabulous cards the Design Team made for this release.  I used JenLee's "I'm Sorry Fairy" digi for my card.  After I photographed the card, I put Stickles on her wings and colored her eyes blue.

 
Challenges I'm entering with this card:
 
 
 

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Outlawz 4/2

This week's challenge at the Tuesday Color Challenge at The Outlawz is two different shades of purple and white with embossing as a twist.  I chose to do an easel card and dry embossed the entire base with one of my favorite Cuttlebug folders, African Batik.  I used the Technique Tuesday March Greenhouse stamp called Anenomes.  I colored the flowers with Copics.  The Spellbinders die cuts were cut with the Opulent Ovals set.  I added some bling from Want2Scrap.  I am leaving the sentiment blank as I am not sure yet what I want to use this card for.


 
Challenges entered:
http://houseofgilli.blogspot.com/ Flowers and/or Ribbons
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/ Punches and/or Dies 
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://blog.markerpop.com/ Anything Goes - Use Copics
http://memascrafts.blogspot.com/2010/04/april-anything-goes-challenge.html Use Flowers
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ April Showers/May Flowers
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes

Tammy's Scrapin Corner #56 - April Fool

Happy April Fool's Day!  This post is not a joke, however.  This week over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner the challenge is April Fool, Funny Birthday card.  Our sponsors are SKDigis and Deasy Designs.  I chose to use Goldfish and the sentiment from SKDigis.  The bubbles are part of the digi and I added the pearls to them.



Materials used:

Karen Foster dp
Core-dinations cardstock
Recollections cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest cardstock
Copic markers
Google eyes
Want2Scrap pearls