Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Outlawz Sketch Challenge

Oh, boy! We have a new Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz!!

Wednesday Sketch

This month of April, since we had 5 Wednesdays in the month, we have had 5 Wednesdays with Drawn with Character as our awesome sponsor!!!

Prize will be 3 digis from the store

Here's the new sketch!

And here is my card using a freebie on the Freebie page at the blog for Drawn with Character.

I colored with Copic markers and used a rubber stamp for stamping the greeting. I had a tricky time with making the banner using partial cuts from circle dies. Kept trimming until it fit my card. And finished off with Diamond Stickles!

Hope you will join us this week!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Outlawz Color Challenge April 28

The Outlawz Color Challenge has a new challenge today! In fact, there is a new challenge every Tuesday! I'm guesting there again this week!

To play in the challenge, you use the colors from the inspiration photo and a "twist". This week, the twist is "Winged Things".  That covers a lot of things, Fairies, bees, butterflies, birds, angels, and on and on!!

Here is the inspiration photo!

Here is my card!

I used Copic markers to color this nice Stampin Up! set called Nature's Perfection.

The sponsor all month at the Outlawz Color Challenge has been
Enchanted Design Studio

Hope you will visit the sponsor's store and of course, the Outlawz!!
Laurian also let me select the spotlighted card for last week and I chose a lovely one by Heather Carney. You really need to go check it out! HERE

Challenges I am entering:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Flowers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Things with Wings
Crafty Cardmaker - Dotty (Dots)

 Thanks for stopping by!

He Loves You This Much!!

Howdy!! Here is my card for the My Whimsical Little World Progressive Challenge.

The link above will take you to Paola and My Whimsical Little World's facebook page.  Here is how the challenge works.
To start, you go to the SHOP and purchase the digital image of the bunny for 50 percent off.
Then, in the photo album on the facebook page, you place your photo.
Next month, you get the May image for free!!  That is so fun!! I can't wait to see what the May image will be.

Here is my card using this little guy who loves you this much!!

I used my Copic markers to color!!

Thank for stopping by and I hope you will join in on Paola's progressive challenge!  

Gerda's Progressive Challenge - April

Today I have a card that I made for Gerda Steiner Designs' Progressive Challenge for the month of April.  The image is Coffee Girl.

It's a progressive challenge which means that if you played last month, you get your image for free for May! If not, you can buy the image and start playing. Can't wait for the May image---I know it will be adorable.

Here is my card!

The papers are from my stash. I colored with Copic markers. Hope you will pop by Gerda's challenge blog,

Thanks for stopping by!

Blooming Blessings by Deedee's Digis

Here is a card I made for Deedee's Digis Progressive Challenge. If you make a card with the image of the month, you get the next months's image (which is a wonderful set, actually) automatically sent to you!

Help spread the word!

Here is April's set called Blooming Blessings. Because it is the Digi set of the Month, you get all the images you see for $1.25. That is a GREAT bargain! The store link is HERE. If you participated in the challenge though, you will automatically get the May set for free.

Here is the card I made using one of the images. I used Copic markers to color the image. The papers and embellies are all from my stash.

I hope you will visit Deedee's store.

Sadly, I missed the deadline but wanted to blog my card anyway!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz

Hello everyone! This week we have a really nice sketch for you at the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge, but first let me mention our sponsor for the month of April. We are so happy to have Krista's wonderful digi company be our sponsor this month!

Sponsor is Drawn with Character
Prize will be 3 digis from the store

Okay, now to see the sketch! The nice thing about most sketch challenges is that you are allowed to rotate the sketch. I actually didn't know that I had rotated it until I went to post my card in the DT area of the challenge and saw a somewhat different looking sketch than I had used. When I made my card, I had the printed piece of paper upside down. Whoops!! But it's okay as we always say it is okay to rotate and flip, just as long as we can see how you used the sketch as your inspiration.! Whew!!  Here is the Sketch.

And here is my card using our sponsor image of this adorable elephant!!

I colored my image with Copic markers and drew in some confetti for the background behind the elephant. The buttons are made with a punch by Martha Stewart. The twine is from Doodlebug. My lavender background layer came already embossed so that was nice and easy!

I hope you will stop by the Sketch Challenge and see what my teammates have cooked up for you!!

Challenges I am entering:
Papertake Weekly - Cute as a Button
Top Tip Tuesday - use 3 of something  I used 3 button punch cuts
Pinspirational Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Outlawz Color Challenge April 21 Tic Tac Toe

Who wants to play a little game of Tic Tac Toe!!!
That is what the Outlawz Color Challenge is playing this week. You can pick any three in a row, up, down, diagonal!

How fun!!!  Here is the Tic Tac Toe

I chose a diagonal ----from the upper left corner down to the lower right corner. So, for my colors, I used the hot pink, white, and lime green.

My sentiment and image is by Close to My Heart. the papers, gems and the ribbon flower are all from my overflowing stash of goodies!

Hope you will stop by the Outlawz Color Challenge and see what the DT ladies have made.

This month the sponsor is Enchanted Design Studio!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges I am entering:
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
A-muse Studio - Feminine, must use stamps, no digis
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A New Outlawz Sketch Challenge

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for a new Outlawz Sketch Challenge! Before I show you the new sketch, here is our sponsor for April!  Be sure and check out Krista's store!! It is so awesome!! Our monthly prize winner will receive 3 digis from the store!!

Here is our sketch for this week!! I loved using this sketch for inspiration!!

And here is my card using a Drawn with Character image.  Aren't these love birds so adorable? I'm planning to give this card to my hubby for our anniversary in June.  40 years!!! Hard to believe!!
I know, I probably should give him a "ruby" card for 40 years, but I may make one yet!! And this card could be a birthday card or Father's Day!!!!   Hmmmmm.....we'll see!

I used Copic markers to color my image. All the paper and other items are from my stash. Sentiment by Gina K Designs.

I hope you will stop by the Outlawz and visit our Sketch Challenge
We have a lot of fun over there!!!

I am entering my card in these challenges:
Card Mania - Flowers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - Anything Goes, markers

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!!

Outlawz Color Challenge

Wait until you see the delightful inspiration photo for the Outlawz Color Challenge!!  It was love at first sight for me!! I am guesting this week at the Color Challenge, where I am always made to feel so welcome!!!  I love those ladies there!!

Here is the lovely picture I'm talking about!!  The colors are so vivid and gorgeous!!  The twist this week is "Anything but a card."  I had to put on my thinking cap for this one as I am 99 percent cards!! But then I remembered I had just last week taken a picture of a beautiful bluebird that has returned with its mate after a very long winter. I snapped the photo out of my bathroom window and was amazed at how well it turned out. I had planned to scrap this picture in a scrapbook that I am making which contains my most favorite photos. (which consists mostly of my family!). So when this Anything but a Card Challenge came along, I knew what I wanted to make!!!!

So here is my 12 x 12 inch scrapbook page using the above colors! The papers are from my stash along with those pretty white flowers. The computer made my journaling for me! Here is my scrapbook page!

Won't you stop by the Outlawz Color Challenge and see what gorgeous projects the Design Team has made!! Camilla is also guesting and she has made a beautiful tag! Hop over there are see what the other designers have made!! Remember the theme is Anything but a Card!!

This month the sponsor is Enchanted Design Studio!!

Challenges I am entering:
Krafty Hands Blog - Nature's work
Corrosive Challenge - Floral Fantasy
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little blog!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz April 8, 2015

A week sure goes fast lately!!  We have a new sketch challenge for you.Come take a look at the Sketch Challenge.

Our April sponsor is Drawn With Character. Krista has supplied our design team with some super cute images. She will award our April Sketch winner with 3 digis from her shop.

Here is the sketch!!

And here is my card! It measures 5 x 7 inches and I rotated the sketch one turn. I used a Drawn with Character image and colored with Copic markers. The papers and embellies and stickers are all from my stash.

Challenges I am entering:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Flowers
Ooh La La Creations - Easter/ Spring

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your time!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's April--Come play in the Outlawz Progressive Challenge

Time's fun when you're having flies!!  Isn't that a cute saying? One of my Outlawz Progressive Challenge teamies, Pat Martin used that on her cute card and it gave me quite the chuckle!! Follow this LINK to go see the design team cards.

Ina from Encino Stamps supplied our freebie image for April. It is Freddy the Frog and he is the cutest thing ever!!

Here is my DT card.

I colored my image and the scenery with Copic markers.  Hope you will stop by the Progressive Challenge and see what my teamies made!!


We had a great amount of participants in March and hope to have even more for the month of April. If you took part in this progressive challenge in March, you will automatically receive by email the April image. If you didn't take part but want to, it is easy to join the fun.

First, you must be a member of the Outlawz. If you aren't a member, just drop by and ask to join. After your request is approved, you can join the Progressive Challenge or any of our other seven challenges.

Next, you will need to register to play. Do this by sending an email to the address on the challenge page with your name and email address and your image will be sent to you.

The rules are very simple: join the challenge, join the progressive/freebie group, send us an email to register and then enter a project made with the image supplied before 6:00 p.m. EST on the last day of the month and you will automatically get the next image. If for any reason you don’t get your project made and you would like to rejoin us, you can buy the image of the month from the sponsor's store and as long as you enter it before the end of the month you will get the next one free and you will then get them automatically each month you enter a project.
Please do not add your image to Pinterest, or your blog or anywhere it can be copied from without a watermark. You can not share these images with anyone – if your friends or family want them send them HERE to join in and get their image or if they don’t want to join the challenge please send them to the sponsor's store to purchase the image.
When you have made your project please place it onto the challenge page for April, enter it into the Gallery (use the tag PF05 for the April challenge) and the April Inlinkz to be entered into the draw for the site wide prizes from our other wonderful sponsors – check out the Outlawz side bar for this month’s prizes!

Challenges I am entering:
Whoopsi Daisy - Add a Sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze Challenges - Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge - Feature a Creature

Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog!