Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz---May 28 - June 3

There's a new sketch challenge up and running over at the Outlawz!

This whole month of May, our Wednesday challenges have been sponsored by the wonderful and amazing artbymiran.

Here is the sketch we are working with this week!! Isn't it great!!

For my card, I used artbymiran image digigirl03.

 I used Copic markers to color my image. The papers are from Studio G. The flourishes are from my stash and so are the brads in the corners. For my flower, I used punches from Stampin Up!

Hope you will find some time to play along in the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge which runs for a week!!!

Challenges I am entering:
The Squirrel and the Fox - Let's hear it for the girls!
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes!

Enjoy your week!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #43 Button It Up!

It's Monday! Most of us are having a holiday today! Not me, I have to work!!

But on the bright side, The Through the Purple Haze Challenges has a new challenge starting today and running through Saturday! 


This week it is a Double Team Challenge which means both teams A and B are participating.
We have two sponsors!!



The image I got to work with is Alexis Cherished Wings by Lacy Sunshine!!

Here is my card!

I used papers, ribbon, brads, and buttons from my stash!

To color my image, I used Copic markers. I sponged Sweet Corn ink from Gina K Designs around the edges of my die cut. The glittery flower was a leftover from another project. 

I'm going to enter my card into these challenges!

Sister Act Card Challenge - a card
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Buttons and/or Bows  (I used Buttons)
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Dies and/or Punches  ( I used a Spellbinders Oval die)

Have a great week!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz

Hey Sketchers!!

There is a new Sketch Challenge over at the Outlawz! It is running from Wednesday through Tuesday the 27th!!

Our sponsor all month is Artbymiran! Such lovely images!! Be sure to check our her etsy store and get ready to be amazed!!

Here is the Sketch!

Here is my card!

I colored my image Pearl Color Page from artbymiran with my copic markers and used papers and pearl embellies from my stash. I used my trusty corner rounder punch to round off all of the corners on the layers!

Hope you will stop by the Sketch Challenge and see what other wonderful projects the Sketch Design Team has come up with!

Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Outlawz Sketch Challenge May 14-20

Sandra has posted a new Outlawz Sketch Challenge! Hope you will take a look and join in!!

Our sponsor is ArtByMiran! MiRan will award the prize for this month's winner.


Here is the sketch for inspiration!

Here is my card using artbymiran image, Rosie.

I colored my image with copic markers. The papers are from my stash and the doily is a die cut using Spellbinders Heart Circles set. The hearts in the corner were cut with various heart punches and the heart gems from my stash placed on top.

Hope you like my card and that you will stop by the Outlawz Challenge and see what the other Design Team members came up with!!

Challenges I am entering:
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring Blossoms
Top Tip Tuesday - Here Comes Summer

Have a great day!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #41 -- For a Male

It's Monday so there is a new challenge over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

Our theme this week is  Anything Goes with Optional Theme "For a Male".

We have Sassy Studio for our sponsor this week.


The image I was given by Sassy Studio Designs is Curvy Baby Doll. Soooooo, the card I made is definitely one that I could only give my hubby!! You'll see why!

Here is my card!

I colored with Copic Markers. The papers are from my stash. The blingy heart is also from my stash. "Feeling Frisky?" is a sentiment from Gina K Designs.

Have a great day and I hope to see you over at the Challenge!

Challenges I am entering:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with Optional Bingo ( I used 4 items from Column 1: Image, Patterned Paper, Solid Paper, Sentiment)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Pretty Pastels

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Liebster Award, Part 3

Liebster Award, Part 3

Here is Part 3 of the Liebster Award Blog.

If you've been blogging awhile, you already know all about the Liebster Award!! I've been blogging not quite a year and a half, and although I have heard of this award, it is just this week that I was nominated three times!!! (So, since I don't know of any rules that prohibit me of being nominated twice and accepting the award, I will do triple duty!! First, thank you, ladies, for the nomination!!  My third nomination came from good buddy Janet McLaughlin! We met online when we were both newbies on the Design Teams at the Outlawz. She is on the Outlawz Twisted Thursday team and I am on the Sketch Team. I'm so happy to say that we have become very close friends and chat every day!

Part 1:  Here's the link to that blog post in case you are interested.  LINK

Part 2:  Here's the link to the blog post for this one.  LINK

Rules for participation in the Liebster Award Nominations

Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and answer the questions they presented.
  • Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  • Copy and paste the pink Liebster Award logo to your blog.
  • Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award who have less than 300 followers. 
  • Create a new list of 11 questions for them.
  •  Inform them of their nomination.  

So here are the questions Janet asked of me:

 1.When did you first start blogging?  About a year and a half ago
 2. Why did you start blogging?  So I could take part in challenges
 3.When did you first start crafting?  I started crafting when I was a young girl, first with embroidery and then my Grandma taught me to crochet. She used one of those teeny tiny crochet hooks for making doilies. I was really glad to move to a bigger cook.
4. What is your favorite time to craft?  In the evenings, usually after 8 p.m.
5. What is one craft item that you could never give up?  My copic markers. I love them
6. Do you do more than one type of craft? Mostly cardmaking, but some scrapbooking and I like to do watercolor and paint on flower pots
7.  Who inspired you to craft?  My Grandma and then my mom
8.  Did you craft as a child? Yes, as a child, I had one of those looms with all the loops that you could make potholders with. Every one in my family got a lot of potholders!!!
9. What is your favorite craft magazine?  That's a hard one, because I get a lot of magazines that have to do with cardmaking, but I would have to say Cardmaking and Papercrafts.
10. Do you sell your crafts?  No, not yet. I have thought about it. I think I would rather donate to a club for fundraising
11.  What other hobbies do you enjoy?  There are so many! I love gardening and growing flowers. I enjoy landscaping, photography, feeding birds and watching birds, reading books and magazines.

Well, there you have my questions and answers that Janet asked me. Thanks again, Janet for nominating me and be sure to stop by her BLOG.  She does lovely cards and is the Queen of Easel Cards!!! Seriously!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Outlawz Sketch Challenge for May 7-13

Hey everyone!   A brand new Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz! And it's a new month!! I love May--we have May Day, Mother's Day, Graduations, Weddings, Memorial Day.........and no more SNOW!!! The flowers are showing up after a long winter's break---the grass is greening up----- and the sunny warm days just seems to put everyone in a good mood. So, hopefully, seeing the new sketch will put everyone in the mood to make a project with it for inspiration.

Before I show you the sketch, we have a new sponsor for the month of May. It is ArtbyMiran and we are so happy Mi Ran is sponsoring us all month. At the end of the month, the May winner will get to pick three digis from her shop.


Okay, here is the new sketch!! Drum roll!!!!

And here is my card using artbymiran image Brianna Stamping

Supplies used:
Striped background paper from my stash
Zigzag stickers from my stash
Splat Punch and colored scraps from my stash
the 3 round layers cut with scalloped and classic Spellbinders Nestabilities
Image colored with Copic markers
I didn't have enough matching stickers to go all the way around the card, so I drew in penciled lines to match with the drawn lines in the outer white circle.

Challenges I am entering with my card:
OPEN MINDED CRAFTING FUN - Sports and Activities (Crafting for mine)

Have a great day!