Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 12/30

The end of the year is upon us.  I'm looking forward eagerly to the coming year, hoping and praying for good health for myself, my family and friends and that includes you who are looking at my blog,

The Wednesday Sketch Challenge is up and ready for you to get some last minute inspiration for this year or start your inspiration for 2016.  Bugaboo Stamps has been our gracious sponsor for this month.


Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
Neenah Solar White
DCWV Girl 6x6 Stack
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella Glitter Pens
Challenges entered:

Frosty Friends

This digi is from a set called Birdies Snow Day.  It is a cute set and includes three digi papers.  There is another birdie image too.  The collection comes with precolored digis, outline digis for you to use your own colors and sentiments.   Unfortunately, this is the last card for Deedee's.  Due to illness in the family, she is forced to close down the shop as of December 31.   Hurry on over to her shop and get some of these adorable digis before she closes up.

This image came with digi paper, but  I didn't use the included paper on my card.  I had this wood grain paper that sort of matches the birdhouse, so I decided to use it.

Materials used:

Stampin' Up wood grain cardstock
Recollections Kraft paper
Snowflake from Silhouette file
Precolored image from Deedeee's Digis

Challenges entered: Let it Snow Winter Wonderland Winter Time

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas to All My Peeps



The Outlawz Sketch Challenge 12/23

 I can't believe it is only two days till Christmas.  Luckily, I am finished with all I have to do except for the cooking.  It's time for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge over at The Outlawz.  Check it out for some awesome inspiration.  Our sponsor this month has been Bugaboo Stamps.  While you are surfing, check out their website too. 
Since all my Christmas cards are done and mailed, I decided to do a more Springy card even though winter has just started.
Materials used:
KaiserCraft Suga Pop 6.5 paper pad
Hero Arts cardstock for base and image background
Copic Markers
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Wild Orchid Flowers
Challenges entered:
Craft-Dee Bowz  AG but use handmade bow
613 Avenue Create  AG
Deep Ocean Challenge  AG
Stamped Blessings  AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  AG
Through the Craftroom Door  AG
Creative Card Crew   AG


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Gift Card Holder

I decided to give a couple people on my list gift cards this year.  Just putting one in a card didn't seem like a very good idea.  Neither did wrapping it up in a package or gift bag suit me.  I found a gift card die from Sizzix and that was the answer to my dilemma.  I made four of these for different people.  I liked this one best.  It was quite easy to do.

Materials used:
cardstock from my stash
Stampin' Up buttons
Celebrate It Ribbon
Pocket, Fancy die from Sizzix

Challenges entered:
Craft for the Craic - Christmas Cheer
Fussy and Fancy  -  Happy Holidays
Just Add Ink  Gift Card Holder

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge 12/16

Only 9 days left to Christmas.  I think I have all my cards made and mailed.  This one will stay local.  It's for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz.  Head on over and see the fantastic cards the DT has made.

Materials Used
American Crafts cardstock Winter Collection
Recollections 6x6 paper pad Blue Christmas
Copic markers
Wink of Stella Glitter Pens
Stampin' Up Buttons
Want2Scrap bling
Cameo file oval
Die-namics Let it Snowflake die3

 Come and Get It  AG Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  AG
That Craft Place  Christmas
The Glory of Christmas  AG

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown #274 December15

It's time for a challenge again at Tuesday Throwdown. Our sponsor for this challenge is Deedee's Digis. It is with sadness that I am reporting that Deedee is going to close her shop due to family illness.  I have only been on the Design Team for a couple months and I just love her digis.  You have a chance to get a lot of  her designs for 75% off through Decembere 31, 2015 when she will officially close up shop.  I wish her the best.

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
Cryogen White #89 cardstock
DCWV  6x6 paper pad - Everyday
Deedee's Digis Nutcracker and Beauty of the Season pre-colored digis
Foam Tape to pop nutcracker and poinsettia
Stampin' Up ticket punch
Cameo to print and cut images
Sketch by Touched by a Butterfly

Challenges entered:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge  Anything Goes Christmas Jingle Belles
Sparkles Christmas Challenge  Christmas
The Glory of Christmas Challenge   AG Christmas
Crafty Friends  Christmas

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Baby Penguin

Today's card is just for fun.  I saw a couple ideas on Paper Playful and decided to play along.  I used the sketch from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and the penguin theme from Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge.  I decided to make him a baby penguin (all grey) because he seems to be enjoying that ice cream cone like a little kid.

Materials Used:
American Craft Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Recollections 6x6 Blue Christmas paper pad
2 Cute Ink Image
Want2Scrap bling
Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch
Cameo die
Copic markers
Spectrum Noir markers
Foam tape

Challenges entered:
Catch the Bug Challenge  Penguin Parade
52 Christmas card Throwdown  Any challenge from from 2015 (Septembersketch)
Christmas Stampin All Year Long
Jingle Bells Rock   Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge  Die Cuts
The Glory of Christmas  AG
A Snowflake Promise  Winter/Christmas
Send A Smile 4 Kids  Winter for Kids
My Time to Craft  Christmas Animals

Friday, December 11, 2015

Happy Christmas Llittle Star

I bought some new Christmas paper at Michael's the other day for half off.  I fell in love with the pad on first sight.  It is called Mercury Glass, Christmas.  I couldn't wait to use it so this challenge presented a perfect occasion. 

Spellbinders die for card base and background
Recollections Mercury Glass Christmas cardstock
Neenah Solar white cardstock
Happy Christmas Little Star image from All Dressed Up
Copic markers
Wink of Stella Glitter pens
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Crafter's Square sequins
Glue Dots
Foam tape to pop image

Outlawz Progressive Challenge
Emerald Faeries Challenge  Merry Christmas
Dies R Us  Christmas
Creatalicious  Merry Christmas
Patties Creations  Christmas
Kitty Bee Designs  Christmas
Fussy and Fancy Friday  Happy Holidays
Craft for the Craic  Christmas Cheer


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Angels Among Us

Morning Peeps.  This is a card I created using Deedee's Digis Angels Among Us stamp set.  When I created it, it was for no special purpose other than having one more Christmas card to use.  I've decided to enter it into a couple challenges.

I used some old materials from my stash and the new die cut and image.  My LSS has started their own line of dies.  I purchased the I Believe set and used it for this card.  I wanted to see if I could cut foam with a wafer thin die.  It was a tough fight, but I finally won.  A couple shims and several passes in the Big Shot and it was accomplished.  I colored the leaves with glitter pen because I thought it needed something else.  The gold oval is also colored with a glitter pen. 

DCWV Foil paper
Foamies - Peel and Stick Foam Sheets.
Simply Refined I Believe, Joy to the World dies
Wink of Stella Glitter Pens
Want2Scrap bling
Really Reasonable Ribbon lace
Foam Tape to pop the image

Challenges entered:
Clear It Out  AG Clear it Out  (glitter pens, foil paper, lace)
Crafty Sentiments Designs  Christmas Card
Creative Card Crew  Holiday Season
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  AG with twist of Day of Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas  AG Christmas
Inky Chicks  Merry Christmas
Artistic Inspirations  AG Christmas
Crafty Boots  Christmas
The Crazy Challenge  Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy  Christmas Time

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge December 9

The time has come again for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz.  Go check out the fabulous inspiration by the design team this week.  Out sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  Lots of cute digis there.


Materials Used:
Recollections Cardstock 
Cryogen White #89 Cardstock
Copic Markers
Want2Scrap bling
Cameo to print and cut image
Bugaboo Flower Teapot image

Sweet Stamps  AG
Through the Craftroom Door  AG
Crafting From the Heart  AG
Pasper Nest Dolls  AG

Monday, December 7, 2015

From the Heart Challenge for December

Materials Used:
Bo Bunny Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Recollections red cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Ice Pearl Pen
Glossy Accents
Cheery Lynn Snowflake Die
Image - From the Heart
Copic markers
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Liquid Pearls (white, gold, silver)

Challenges entered:

Cheery Lynn Designs   Red and Green
Come and Get It   AG Christmas
Robyn's Fetish  Christmas Card
That Craft Place   Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge  Die Cuts
From the Heart  Progressive, use image provided
The Christmas Challenge   Outdoor Scene

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Snowman & Friend

This is a card I made using Deedee's Digis Birdies Snow Day set.  The background paper and precolored image are part of the set.

Materials used:
Deedee's digis Birdies Snow Day image and dp
Recollections cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Foam tape
Glossy Accents

Challenges entered:

SendASmile4Kids  Winter Fun
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge AG with Outdoor scene
My Time to Craft Christmas Animals
Hiding in my Craft Room Christmas Colors
Crafting by Design   AG

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge December 2

Morning Peeps.  It's Wednesday again and time for a new sketch at The Outlawz Sketch Challenge with our wonderful sponsor for this month, Bugaboo Stamps.  There are so many cute digis over there plus every Friday, there is a freebie.  Check it out.

I made a boo-boo on this one but it will have to stay the way it is.  I intended to use Crackle Accents on the ivy embellishments, but since it is in the same kind of bottle as Glossy Accents and I didn't bother to look at the label, Glossy Accents won out. 

Materials Used:
Recollections Cardstock
DCWV Everyday Paper Stack 6x6
KaiserCraft Chipboard embellishments
Bugaboo Christmas Kitty Image
Copic markers
Pearl Pen - Ice
Glossy Accents
Cameo to print and cut mage and die cuts
Recollections Scalloped punch

A Snowflake Promise   Winter/Christmas
Papertake Weekly  AG
Artistic Inspirations  AG with twist of Christmas
Crafty Desert Divas  Christmas
Get Creative   Holidays

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown #272 for 12/1

Today's theme at Tuesday Throwdown is Cute and Cuddly.  Our sponsor for this challenge is My Grafico Digital Stamps. 

For my card, I used two of the images from the Cool Penguins set.  .  I wanted to make sure it looked cold, so I used pale blue and white cardstock and paper.  I used my Cameo to print and cut the images.  I colored the penguin with Wink of Stella Glitter Pens and the ice with Copic B0000. A little Diamond Stickles added a glittery feeling to the snowflake.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I finally figured out how to make a decent looking bow using my Zutter Bow-It-All.

Challenges entered:
The Paper Players  Tic Tac Toe = either blue, snowflake, ribbon or blue, patterned paper, white or snowflake, sparkle or shine (Stickles on snowflake), punch or die cut
Christmas Card Challenges  AG
Crafting When We Can  Don't Forget the Animals
One Stitch at a Time  AG/Winter
Ike's World  Ice and Snow
A Snowflake Promise  Winter/Christmas
Paper Minutes  Christmas/Use a Bird
Through the Craftroom Door  AG

December Patterned Paper

Jumping the gun a little here.  I have my Christmas cards done so I thought I would do one for New Year's.  I have had a Zutter Bow-It-All for well over a year and have never been able to figure out how to make a decent bow with it.  This week, I decided to play until I was able to get something I was satisfied with.  I used this piece of fuschia ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and practiced with it until I got a fairly good  bow. 

I am so sorry to say that Deedee has announced that she is closing her shop as of the end of December due to family issues.  I, for one, will sorely miss her fabulous digi sets and wish her the best of luck.

Materials used:
Really Reasonable Ribbon
GP 110 cardstock
DCWV patterned paper
DCWV gold foil cardstock
The Frantic Stamper Elements #7 Coved Labels die
Deedee's Digis Fun & Festive image and sentiment
Copic markers
Wink of Stella Glitter pens
Foam tape to pop image

Challenges entered:
Glitter 'N' Sparkle  Include a bow
Come and Get It  AG with a Sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  AG

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

For Unto You is Born . . .

Good morning peeps!  Another card for the season.  I used Angels Among Us for the angels and sentiment and the stars from Polar Peace from Deedee's Digis for this card.  I cut the stars from Polar Peace and the silver background from DCWV Gliatzy Glitter 6x6 paper.  The green cardstock is from Bazzill.  I cut the card shape and the images with my Cameo.

After you leave me a comment, why not hop over to Crafting by Designs and join in their challenge for this week.  You have a chance to win Deedee's Digis.

Challenges entered: Getting Ready for Christmas Let the Holidays Begin Christmas Christmas Colors (Gold, green, silver) Christmas Card AG - Christmas AG

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 11/25



It's time for the sketch challenge at The Outlawz.  Our sponsor this month is Sami Stamps

My card:

The sketch:
Materials used:
Bazzill cardstock
Recollections cardstock
Recollections 6x6 Bright Christmas paper pack
Copic markers
WRMK twine
Want2Scrap bling
Silhouette Cameo  (print & cut, die cuts and tag)
Challenges entered:

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday Crafting

Playing around on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  I checked out Paper Playful (no Sunday challenges listed yet) and found a few Saturday challenges that I thought I could master.  The card I ended up with was a sketch on Crazy 4 Challenges.  I pulled out my Cameo and this is the result.  I used the printed and cut feature to print the pre-colored image on photo paper.

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
/DCWV Everyday stack
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Challenges entered:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz

It's Wednesday and time for the new sketch challenge at The Outlawz.  Our sponsor for November is Sami Stamps.

The Sketch:

My Card:

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
Recollections 6x6 paper pad Blue Christmas
Sami Stamps Ornament Kitty
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella glitter pens (gold and clear)
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Icicle Stickles
Want2Scrap bling
Martha Steward Icicle border punch
Martha Stewart flocking powder

Challenges entered:
A Snowflake Challenge  Christmas/Winter
Scrap-Creations  Make it Sparkle
Inky Chicks  Silent Night
Papertake Weekly  Let it Snow
Lemon Shortbread Challenge  AG
Riley and Company AG
Through the Craft Room Door  AG
The Sisterhood of Crafters It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Simon Says   Christmas


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Nov. 17 Shopping Spree

It's time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  The theme is Shopping Spree.  That could include shopping for anything, food, clothing, new scrapping materials, not necessarily Christmas.  Our sponsor is Lily Patch Stamps.  Once again, I do not have any stamps from the sponsor so I used a digi stamp from Robyn's Fetish.  At Christmas time, one of the things you need to go shopping for is a Christmas tree to decorate your home.

Materials used:
Bazzill cardstock
Recollections printed paper
MFT banner die
Frantic Stamper Precision Cutting Die Coved Labels
Cheery Lynn Dies Snowflake
Copic Markers
Foam tape

Challenges entered:
 A Snowflake Promise  Winter/Christmas
Unicorn Challenge Blog Christmas is Coming
Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas
Inky Chics Silent Night
Marker Pop Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs Critters

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Penny and Her Pup

I made this card for the 2 Cute Ink Group.  I joined the digi image club.  This is one of the digis for this month.  It's called Penny and Her Pup.

The card base is a Silhouette file cut with American Crafts cardstock.  All of the cardstock is from American Crafts.  For the orange large leaf, I inked a spider web embossing folder with black ink to make the ribs.  On the yellow one, I drew in the ribs with a marker pen.  The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny Apple Cider collection 6x6 paper pad.  I colored the image with Copic markers.

Challenges entered: Tis the season (I chose fall) Autumn/Fall colors Fall AG AG AG Perfect Pair

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge Nov. 11

 Wednesday means it's time for the sketch challenge at The Outlawz.  Our sponsor for this month is Sami Stamps


Materials used:

American Craft Winter cardstock
Want2scrap bling
Unknown embellishments
Cameo to print and cut image
Copic markers

Challenges entered: AG AG Pearls and Swirls AG/Die Cuts

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Just browsing Paper Playful for ideas and these challenges popped up.

Digi Chooseday Christmas with Sparkles (Stickles)
Fan-tastic Tuesday AG twist something beginning with B (bow, bling)
Scrap-Creations  Make it Sparkle (Stickles)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Ribbons and Pearls
Unicorn Challenge - Christmas is Coming

Materials used:
Bazzill cardstock
Die-sire Petite Dot embossing folder
Heartfelt Creations Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities dies
Copic Markers
Reasonably Reasonable Ribbon
Want2Scrap bling
Icicle Stickles

Monday, November 9, 2015

Merry Christmas

Gruffies and Guests has a challenge to use red and/or green.  I have this adorable Happy Hoppers stamp that I have been dying to use. 

Challenges: Red and/or Green Christmas Critters Use some red Tic Tac Toe (handcolored image, sparkle, pp AG using red, green, white

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Not a Creature Was Stirring

I was surfing through Paper Playful and found a couple challenges that I thought would be fun to enter and increase my Christmas Card stash at the same time.

I am entering this card in Just Us Girls (stripes), Send a Smile 4 Kids (Happy Holidays 4 Kids) and 52 Christmas Card Throwdown (sketch).

I used Bazzill cardstock, Recollections Bright Christmas 6x6 paper pad, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, foam tape.  The snowflakes are cut with a Cheery Lynn die (Snowflakes).  The image is from Deedee's Digis Christmas Cuties.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Deck the Halls

This funny looking guy is from From the Heart. He is Deck the Halls Birdbrain.  This is the Progressive Challenge for November.  If you want the image, just go to From the Heart and order him.  Do a card and post it.  Then you will get the new image for next month for free.

Materials used:
Bazzill cardstock
Recollections Bright Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Copic markers
MFT banner die
Cameo to print and cut image and sentiment

Challenges entered: Christmas Critters AG Things with Wings

Snowman Christmas

I was inspired to make this card from a card I saw on Elizabeth Craft Designs  It was fun to do although I had to make it twice before I finally got what I wanted,  I cute pieces of Sook Wang tape and burnished them with Glitter Ritz.  Then I added the snowmen vinyl stickers from Els.  I used Copic markers to color the snowmen.  The next step was to peel off the finished stickers and adhere them to white cardstock.  I fussy cut each square out, then adhered them to black squares.  I embossed the white panel with a snowflake embossing folder and adhered it to the red card base.  I added red Dazzles and the sentiment from Els.

Challenges entered: Christmas Sparkles Something Glittery V for very cute Christmas

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge Nov. 4

It's time for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz.  Why not join in on the fun?  Our sponsor for this month is Sami Stamps.  I used "A Basket Full."

Materials used:
Bazzil cardstock
Bazzill Red Devil 6x6 patterned paper
Neenah cardstock
Want2Scrap bling
Copic markers
Wink of Stella Glitter pens
Cameo die cuts
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Foam tape to pop image and sentiment
Verve Stamps
Stampin' Up mini banner die

Challenges entered: AG AG AG AG AG AG

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Tic Tac Toe

Tuesday Throwdown challenge #269 is now up and running.  The sponsor for this challenge is DRS.  I used American Crafts orange foil paper, ribbons from Hero Arts and Celebrate It.  The bling is from Want2Scrap.  It's hard to see on the whole picture, but the image is colored with Wink of Stella Glitter Pens.  I added a small square of the card to show the glitter.  For this challenge, I used the bottom row -- glitter, ribbon and orange and purple. 


Challenges entered: AG Non-cute Haloween Autumn Colors Fall Harvest Colors

Monday, November 2, 2015

Deedee's Digis November Progressive Challenge

I can now announce the good news that I have been sitting on for awhile.  I have been chosen to join the Design Team at Deedee's Digis.  I am so excited to be on this great team.  As you know if you have been following my blog, Deedee's Digis is one of my most favorite digi sites.    If you haven't done it yet, hop on over to the site after you leave me a comment and check out the fabulous design.

For this, my first entry to the DT, I am using the November Digi of the Month Club, Polar Peace.  I used the precolored image and used some matching American Crafts foil cardstock and plain cardstock as layers.  I printed the image on photo paper because I wanted to have a shine to this great image.  The sentiment is part of the image set.   I also cut an extra star to highlight the sentiment.  The ribbon is a scrap piece from my stash.

If you would like to join the Digi of the Month Club, go on over to Deedee's Digis.  You need to purchase the digi for your first month (unless you buy  $10 worth of digis, then it's free).  Then create a card and enter it in the DOM challenge.  Next month you will receive your new digi absolutely free.

Challenges entered: Very Cute AG Christmas Baby It's Cold Outside

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge November

Here is my entry for the Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for November.  I used Echo Park 6x6 Holly Jolly Paper Pad for my patterned paper.  The image is a House Mouse design from Stampendous called "Pointsettia Candle."  I colored it with copics and added a little bling to the corners.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I made the bow with the BowMaker.

Challenged entered: Christmas Colors Christmas AG Christmas only Christmas Optional Twist pink (did not use optional twist)