Saturday, December 31, 2016

January Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz and Happy New Year!

Hello everyone! And Happy New Year! May you find many blessings in 2017!

Today is the 1st day of January and over at the Outlawz, we have a new Progressive challenge that started today! Our image is called Butterfly Kisses Girl and is by All Dressed Up.


Here is my card. Hope you will stop by the challenge and see what my teammates have made with the cute image!




I colored the cute image with Copic markers. My background was done with the shave cream technique. A little messy but lots of fun!
ABOUT OUR CHALLENGE:

We had a great response for our December challenge.  If you took part in this progressive challenge in December, you will automatically receive by email the January 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 an email will be sent to you.
 
Rules: 
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 January, enter it into the Gallery (use the tag PF26 for the January challenge) and the January 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!


I hope you will check out this challenge and see what my teammates have come up with!! Great fun!!

Thanks a bunch for dropping by! I appreciate it!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Ice Skating at the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge

Christmas is over now but there is plenty of snow and cold weather ahead for us here in the Midwest and most of the country. For my Festive Friday's challenge card at the Outlawz, I chose Snow Sports Day for my theme and my card features a pretty little skating girl. The image is by Anne Fenton of Anne's Digital Art. I remember ice skating as a teenager. So much fun meeting up with my friends at the skating park and then huddling together in front of the fire and drinking cocoa to get warm in the little cabin that the park provided. I wish I had kept my skates! They would have made cute Christmas decorations!

This week at the Festive Friday's Challenge we have four new themes. The other three themes are: Go Tobogganing Day, New Year's Eve Day, and Three Cheers Day.

Here is my card for Snow Sports Day.



Festive Friday's has two sponsors every month!


Our first sponsor is a2zScrapbooking.  The prize for the monthly winner will be a digi kit. What fun!! a2zScrapbooking sells so many products and they are the exclusive dealer for Hero Arts Digital products!

Our second sponsor is Bugaboo!
The prize is $21 worth of digital images.


Hope you will pop in and see what my teammates have made for the Festive Friday's Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish everyone a blessed and peaceful new year!!


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Outlawz Sketch Challenge December 28, 2016

Hi there!
Well, another Christmas in the books!!  I had a great one and hope you did, too!! It was a nice change to go back to making cards other than holiday cards although I will continue to forge ahead for next holiday season so I'm not caught at the last minute again!!

Here is the sketch for this week at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge. The prize for December will be a prize package from the Sketch Team.





Here is my card!


The papers and gems are from my stash. The die cuts are from a Stampin' Up! set called Flourish.

Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!!



Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas is almost here............

December 23 already!!  Christmas is almost here!  I am still enjoying making Christmas cards for Festive Fridays Challenge at the Outlawz and I have two more to share.




Here are the themes for this week!  Waiting for Santa Day, Snowflake Day, Hanukkah Day, and Nativity Day.  My first card is Waiting for Santa with the image by Bugaboo, our sponsor and the second card is Snowflake Day with the image also by Bugaboo.


Festive Friday's has two sponsors every month!


Our first sponsor is a2zScrapbooking.  The prize for the monthly winner will be a digi kit. What fun!! a2zScrapbooking sells so many products and they are the exclusive dealer for Hero Arts Digital products!

Our second sponsor is Bugaboo!
The prize is $21 worth of digital images.


I hope you will check out the Outlawz!
Thanks for dropping by!!  And Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December 25th is coming.............

Good morning! Happy Wednesday! Christmas is right around the corner. Five days!!  I am continuing to make Christmas cards for the Outlawz Sketch Challenge. I am really on a roll, putting out Christmas cards for next year! This is a first for me, I think!

This week, we have a really fun sketch and at first, I thought oh, how am I going to make banners look right because I have struggled in the past. But it came to me ................. Here is the Sketch.


And here is my card using a sentiment from Close to My Heart's Twinkle set.


The Twinkle set is no longer available as it was a Stamp of the Month set. My papers are also from Close to My Heart and were from a previous season. For my banners, I used a Signature Bunting die from JoAnn Sheen. I cut it twice and it was perfect size for layering. I tucked little pieces of white cardstock behind the heart cut outs for a little contrast and finished with some rhinestones for a little extra pizzazz.  The cool thing about that bunting die is that the cut out parts are all heart shaped so I have some little heart pieces for another project or I could use as confetti!

A lucky December winner will win a prize package from the Outlawz Sketch Team! I hope you will stop by the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and see what my talented teamies have made this week. 



Have a great day!
And thank you so much for stopping by. It is greatly appreciated!!

And Merry Christmas!!



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Santa's Reindeer Day at the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge

December is half way through and I am still cranking out Christmas cards!  But these two I've posted here are starts for next year!! I'm patting myself on the back for that!!


This week at Festive Friday's Challenge at the Outlawz, we have four new themes and the one I picked is Santa's Reindeer Day!   The other themes are Go Caroling Day, Forefather's Christmas, and Look For An Evergreen Day. 

For my first card, I used digital images by Hero Arts and sold by our sponsor a2zScrapbooking.  The Merry Christmas background is from a set of various backgrounds. The deer and Christmas tree and Christmas star are images from the Swirl Christmas set, also by Hero Arts. I love these digi sets because you get lots for one low price. The Happy Christmas banner is from a set by Stampin' Up! called Seasonal Bells. The green bottom layer is from my paper stash which keeps growing miraculously!! The twine and rhinestones are also from my personal stash!  No coloring involved here. The deer and the Christmas tree come pre-colored in the set as well as black and white images.



Card number 2 is one of my favorites! The image is a pre-colored background digital image from the Winter Forest digi set by Hero Arts and sold by a2zScrapbooking. I added some more blue to the image with my Copic markers and also added some fawn color to the cute deer. The dotted paper is by Close to my Heart Stamps. The Wonderland die cut is by Tim Holtz and is part of a holiday set. I made the snow sparkle with Diamond Stickles.




Festive Friday's has two sponsors every month!


Our first sponsor is a2zScrapbooking.  The prize for the monthly winner will be a digi kit. What fun!! a2zScrapbooking sells so many products and they are the exclusive dealer for Hero Arts Digital products!

Our second sponsor is Bugaboo!
The prize is $21 worth of digital images.


I hope you will check out the Outlawz!
Thanks for dropping by!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Silver Bells

Hi everyone!!
It's the second Wednesday of December and we have a new Sketch challenge for you at the Outlawz!  Here is the sketch!


And here is the card I made using a pre-colored image by Beccy's Place! Thank goodness for pre-colored images as I am frantically rushing around to get all the holiday tasks completed! As much as I enjoy coloring for relaxation, sometimes it just doesn't fit into my schedule! I fell in love with the Silver Bells set of digis by Beccy's Place. You get the black and white image as well as the colored one and sentiments! Can't beat that for one low price!!

The silver matte cardstock makes a simple but elegant background for the pretty image! I added lace from my stash as well as the paper flowers and tiny strips of pearls. The bottom layer is navy blue. 

A lucky December winner will win a prize package from the Outlawz Sketch Team! I hope you will stop by the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and see what my talented teamies have made this week. 

I am entering my card in the Beccy's Place December Challenge.

Have a great day!
And thank you so much for stopping by. It is greatly appreciated!!




Friday, December 9, 2016

Snowman Day at Festive Fridays Challenge

This week at Festive Friday's Challenge at the Outlawz, we have four new themes and the one I picked is Snowman Day!   The other themes are Poinsettia Day, Gingerbread House Day, and Christmas Tree Day.


Here is my card using a pre-colored image called Mr. Snowflake by Beccy's Place.


Using a pre-colored image really made my cardmaking session go a lot faster! The background paper is by Close to my Heart and is from the Oh! Deer! designer paper pack and the snowflakes are dies from Close to my Heart and cut from Glitter Paper also from Close to my Heart.




Festive Friday's has two sponsors every month!


Our first sponsor is a2zScrapbooking.  The prize for the monthly winner will be a digi kit. What fun!! a2zScrapbooking sells so many products and they are the exclusive dealer for Hero Arts Digital products!

Our second sponsor is Bugaboo!
The prize is $21 worth of digital images.


I hope you will check out the Outlawz!

I am entering my card into Beccy's Place December Challenge.

Thanks for dropping by!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Gift

Good morning! Happy Wednesday!

We are starting December challenges over at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge.

This week at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge, I used a Thinlets Die set from Close to my Heart called Gift. My papers are from Close to my Heart and Paper Studio. The twine is from Close to My Heart, too. It has a gold thread through it. On the dotted circle are some rhinestones I just received from a treasured friend!


First, here is the Sketch



And here is my card. As much as I love coloring, it was nice to put a card together without sitting down to color first.




The Sketch team is providing a prize package this month.

I hope you will stop by our Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz. We have a special page where you can go and see all the sketches from 2015 and 2016, just in case you get stuck on thinking of a card design!!

Thanks for stopping in!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Santa's List Day

This week at Festive Friday's Challenge at the Outlawz, we have four new themes and the one I picked is Santa's List Day!   The other themes are Santa's Workshop, Christmas Angel Day, and Brownie Day.


Here is my card using a Bugaboo image.





I colored with Copic markers and made my own background paper using stamps and red and green inks and some gold heat embossing. It's been a while since I attempted making my own background paper and I did enjoy it!

Festive Friday's has two sponsors every month!


Our first sponsor is a2zScrapbooking.  The prize for the monthly winner will be a digi kit. What fun!! a2zScrapbooking sells so many products and they are the exclusive dealer for Hero Arts Digital products!

Our second sponsor is Bugaboo!
The prize is $21 worth of digital images.


I hope you will check out the Outlawz!

Thanks for dropping by!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz


Hello everyone!

Today is the 1st day of December and over at the Outlawz, we have a new Progressive challenge that started today! Our image is called 65snowman and is so adorable and was given to us by Sandi Huggett of Sandi's Samples.


Sandi's Facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/sandis.samples




Here is my card. Hope you will stop by the challenge and see what my teammates have made with the cute image!




I colored the cute image with Copic markers. The snowflakes are diecuts by Close to my Heart. 

ABOUT OUR CHALLENGE:

We had a great response for our November challenge.  If you took part in this progressive challenge in November, you will automatically receive by email the December 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 an email will be sent to you.
 
Rules: 
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 December, enter it into the Gallery (use the tag PF25 for the December challenge) and the December 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!


I hope you will check out this challenge and see what my teammates have come up with!! Great fun!!

Thanks a bunch for dropping by! I appreciate it!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Balls and Holly

Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming! I'm already feeling the anxiety of trying to get all my cards done for Christmas but I keep plugging away one card at a time!

This week at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge, I used a Christmas image by our sponsor Anne's Digital Art.

First, here is the Sketch

And here is my card using items from my stash! The image is Christmas Balls and Holly.


I colored with Copic markers and used glitter paper, plaid designer paper, gems, sequins, and a paper poinsettia all from my stash.

Our sponsor all month is the lovely Anne's Digital Art who is owned by Anne Fenton, an amazing artist.

Etsy Shop Anne's Digital Art

http://annescards4u.blogspot.com/

Anne will give a surprise package of 5 digis to our lucky monthly winner. Be sure to check out her blog because she adds freebie digital images there from time to time.

I hope you will stop by our Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz. We have a special page where you can go and see all the sketches from 2015 and 2016, just in case you get stuck on thinking of a card design!!

Thanks for stopping in!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Stay at Home Day at the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge

This week at Festive Friday's Challenge at the Outlawz, we have four new themes and the one I picked is Stay at Home Day!   The other themes are 25 more Days till Christmas,  Candy Cane Day, and Square Dance Day.


Here is my card using a Bugaboo image and sentiment.



I colored with Copic markers and used my new Circles die by Elizabeth Craft Designs (Els van de Burgt)

Festive Friday's has two sponsors every month!


Our first sponsor is a2zScrapbooking.  The prize for the monthly winner will be a digi kit. What fun!! a2zScrapbooking sells so many products and they are the exclusive dealer for Hero Arts Digital products!

Our second sponsor is Bugaboo!
The prize is $21 worth of digital images.


I hope you will check out the Outlawz!

Thanks for dropping by!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday Sketch Challenge November 23, 2016

Hi there! Another Wednesday Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz!

Getting right to it, here is the sketch!


And here is my card using a lovely image by our sponsor, Anne Fenton. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees so my oval would be vertical rather than horizontal to fit my image.


I colored with Copic markers and my papers are all from my stash along with the rhinestones and sequins.



Our sponsor all month is the lovely Anne's Digital Art who is owned by Anne Fenton, an amazing artist.

Etsy Shop Anne's Digital Art

http://annescards4u.blogspot.com/

Anne will give a surprise package of 5 digis to our lucky monthly winner. Be sure to check out her blog because she adds freebie digital images there from time to time.

I hope you will stop by our Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz. We have a special page where you can go and see all the sketches from 2015 and 2016, just in case you get stuck on thinking of a card design!!

Thanks for stopping in!!