Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Here is my last card for today!  It is for the Clean and Simple Outlawz Challenge for Sunday. The theme is White Out. I have used an embossing folder by Sizzix called Love Set #2. The stamped heart is Circle of Love from Kolette Hall and the Be Mine sentiment is from Stampendous Fun Stamps and is one of my very first stamps.

Have a wonderful fun-filled day!

Outlawz PAM Challenge

Another card for another challenge. This card is for the Outlawz Paper ala Mode Challenge for Saturday.  The theme is "Anything Goes" so I chose to use images from GinaK Designs Vogue Vases 2. I used paper piecing for the cute little polka dot vase. Very simple but I have always liked the gold/black combo.

One more card to enter into the Outlawz Challenge and I am done!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's Thursday already. Time flies. Here is a card I'm entering into the Outlawz Copic/Pro Marker Challenge for this week.  I used copic markers to color in a digi image by Judy Thompson called Sleeping Kitten and Mouse.  Our theme is Christmas Cards and I had been wanting to use her image for a card and this was perfect.  The sentiment is from Simple Snowflakes by GinaK Designs.

Never too early to think about Christmas!

More cards to come!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

My card today is for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge using designer paper, brads, and/or embossing.  I decorated my card with deep blue brads and used an embossing folder called Spring from Bringing Crafts-Too You.  My image is Texas Bluebonnet from Ginak Designs and illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. I left the inside blank because I was thinking this might make a nice sympathy card.

Stay warm and have a great afternoon!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge

Today's card is for the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge.  Our colors were to be Electric Orange, Cherries Jubilee, and Haute Pink. One of my favorite color combos. I went to a wedding with those same colors and it was just beautiful.

My mermaid image is a digi from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. I colored her in with copic markers and enhanced with a Sakura Stardust glitter pen. This card will go to my 6 year old granddaughter for Valentine's Day. She is all about pink, princesses, mermaids, flowers, and sparkle.

For my sparkly heart,  I used a precolored and glittered heart sold in a package at Walmart. It came with about 50 hearts of different colors and sizes.

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Here is a card featuring a digi stamp by Simply B Stamps. She is a fun little digi stamp that was featured for January.

I made my background paper with white cardstock stamped and sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. The image is colored in with copic markers. The white flowers were colored with the distress ink to match.

Thanks, Betty for the super cute image this month!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge Card2

Second card for the Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge is this one by Anne Fenton. I colored with copics and added a sentiment by Hero Arts Stamps.

Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge

Today I made a card using an image by Sandi Huggett for the Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge.

The card used Sandi Huggett's beautiful digi image. I colored it with copic markers. The sentiment is from Close to my Heart Stamps.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Outlawz Challenge - Milestone Birthdays

This week, the Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge was to make a card with alcohol markers (copic or promarker) and the theme is Milestone Birthdays.

I really love the image from Art Impressions that I chose for my card. The sentiment "Born to be Wild" is also from Art Impressions and came as a duo stamp set. I made my card with a 90th Birthday in mind.

This lady looks like she's having a blast!!!!!!!!!! The kitty in the basket......not so much!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

This morning I made a card for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge. This challenge has the twist of making a Masculine card. I made a fishing bear birthday card. It was a lot of fun to color in the image with my copic markers.

The image is an oldie but goodie from Darcie's Country Folk stamps (Darcie Heater).  The sentiment "You're a REEL Dandy" and the inside sentiment "Hope your birthday is the catch of the day!" are also from Darcie Heater.  I embellished with a jumbo paper clip from the office supply section of Walmart.

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Color Me Creative Challenge- Favorites

So excited to do the next Color Me Creative Challenge- Favorite Color Schemes and Favorite Things.

My card features Pinks, Yellows, and Greens-- a favorite color combo and the Favorite Things are birds, of course. Love all birds of all kinds, shapes, sizes.

The birdie image is from Unity Stamps and the sentiment is from Close to My Heart Stamps. I colored the birds with copics and added jewels to the four corners of the picture.   The inside of the card says "'s your birthday" (also from CTMH).   Had fun making this card!

Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge it ever cold out.  Two degrees above 0.     50 degree difference since Saturday!

Today I am entering a card into the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Our colors are Blue Violet, Cream, and Leaf Green. For a twist, we are asked to use fibers.

My stamp is from Hero Arts and the sentiment is from GinaK Designs. My "fiber" is purple raffia.

On to the next challenge!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

After a beautiful sunshiney Saturday, the predicted cold front came in and brought some snow with it... which is entirely appropriate for the Outlawz Challenge for  Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge. The theme was snow or snowpeople, so I dug out an old stamp from Northwoods Company. The sentiment is from GinaK Designs. I colored with copic markers. The snowflake is from a punch by EK Success.

Hope everyone will stay warm. We are having a wind chill advisory here!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Last night I made a card to place in the CMC Copic Challenge #59.  Pastel 13

CMC Copic Challenge #59 Pastel 13

The image is a digi stamp from Paper Makeup Stamps called Isabella. Isn't she cute?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cold Monday in Iowa

Cold, cold Monday.  I need to make my pastel card for the CMC color challenge. I colored an image last night. It is a darling image called Isabella from Paper Makeup Stamps. So cute, now I just have to figure out my background.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Little About Me

I love to craft. I will try almost anything that looks creative to me.

As a little girl, my grandmother taught me to embroider and crochet. The crocheting was pretty easy once I learned that you could crochet with a bigger crochet hook than my grandma used to make her doilies.

I learned how to sew and knit. I also did plastic canvas. I think I made about 25 kleenex box covers during that time. I made a pretty involved diaper bag for a friend that was having a baby. It was pretty easy and involved teddy bears on panels that were sown together to make a bag. Simple but involved many hours of work.

And then........... I discovered the world of rubber stamping. And that is my passion to this very day. I own thousands of rubber stamps and all of the "stuff" that goes with it. Beautiful papers, markers, ink pads, glitter glues, embossing powders, chalks, etc. etc. etc.

There really is no means to an end.  From rubber stamping, I moved on to scrapbooking.  I can spend hours in a store choosing stickers and chipboard embellishments to enhance my scrapbook pages.