Sunday, January 31, 2016

From the Heart Progressive Challenge

I just have hours to get this card in to the From the Heart Progressive Challenge.  This is one challenge I don't want to miss out on because it is Progressive which means by submitting my card I will get next month's digi automatically and the digi images by From the Heart are so darn cute! My friend Jean told me about this challenge and I love it. If you like Progressive Challenges, go to this LINK and look for the Stamp of the Month Challenge.

Here is my card using From the Heart image, Cozy Kittens. I love kitten digis. They just warm my heart!

I used coordinating papers from a holiday packet from my stash and colored the image with Copic markers.

Thanks for visiting my page. I appreciate it very much!!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge January 29

It's Festive Friday at the Outlawz!! I for one am so glad it is Friday. It's been a very long week but I won't bore you with my details. LOL

Our newest challenge is going over so great!! I think everyone wants to have fun!!
 Here are the four themes for this week.
    Beer Can Appreciation Day
    Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
    Irish Coffee Day
    Chocolate Cake Day

And here is my card for Chocolate Cake Day. The digi image is by Deedee's Digis.

Our monthly prize winner will get 4 digis from Anne's Digital Art.

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I hope you will stop by the challenge and check out our fantastic challenge!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Outlawz Sketch Challenge and a chance to win Fuzzy bear by Andrea

Hi there!!
   January is going fast! Which is good except I'm working on my taxes which is never fun. We have our final sketch for January at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge before we head into February. I love February. Seems like spring is just around the corner and I saw lots of robins today although they have a long wait before they can pick worms from the ground as it is frozen solid!! Poor little birdies!

Our challenge is sponsored by Cara and Through the Craft Room Door, the finest online crafting and cardmaking magazine around!  Cara will give our January winner a free one year subscription to the magazine which comes out 6 times a year and is so full of techniques and ideas and inspiration and some free digis, too!!

Okay, here is the sketch for this week!

And here is my card using an image by Andrea Norris, my talented teammate. The image is Fuzzy and you can actually win him if you are chosen from our January players in the challenge.

I made a couple of these cards for valentines.  I think Fuzzy is so cute and could be used for so many occasions, don't you? I colored him with Copics and then just layered him with some of my valentine papers. Hope you like my card!

Thanks for stopping by and please visit the Outlawz Sketch Challenge if you have time!!

Challenges I am entering:
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - Anything Goes using markers
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Thursday, January 21, 2016

My First Post for Festive Friday's at the Outlawz

Tonight I got to do my very first post for the Festive Friday's Challenge at the Outlawz!
You may have seen me post for the Sketch Challenge or the Progressive Challenge but our Festive Friday's Challenge is brand new for 2016 and we are having so much fun using fun and funny themes for our Design Team inspiration cards. Last week we had awesome cards submitted for our fun themes!

Our themes for this week are:
Appreciate a Dragon Day
National Popcorn Day
Penguin Awareness Day
National Squirrel Appreciation Day

I chose National Squirrel Appreciation Day! I love squirrels and think they are so much fun to watch with their funny antics around my bird feeders. My dad had a squirrel that came up to him and ate Chips Ahoy cookies out of his hand. I was never brave enough to let a squirrel eat out of my hand....(have you seen their teeth????)

And one time when I was back in high school, you know in the days of horse and buggies, LOL, I was on a field trip with my biology class and our class went to  a park and we all split up and had our notebooks and we were given 30 minutes to observe nature around us. Well, I don't remember too much about what I saw but I will always remember a squirrel falling out of the tree that I was sitting under and landing on my notebook. What a sight! Don't know if everyone in the county heard my screams, but the poor little guy was so scared, too, and couldn't get away fast enough. What a day for an 8th grader!!!!! I don't think I will ever forget that.

But I do love squirrels and I found this cute squirrel image saved to my hard drive and it is a digital image by Graphics Fairy. I knew I had to use this image for my card! I used Copics to move some color around on my background and finished off with my white Pitt pen (which I love and am so glad I found it). The sentiment is computer generated.

Our prize sponsor this month at the Festive Friday's is Anne's Digital Art. She will give the January winner four digis of their choice from her shop.

Won't you join us over at the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge? What theme do you like?

Challenges I am entering:

Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Simply Paper Crafts - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Sentiment and Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - Clean and Simple
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! I always appreciate it!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Outlawz Sketch Challenge

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge has a new challenge up and it is a great one!!

For my card, I used an image by my teammate Andrea Norris called Annabell. I love this image and I think you will, too!  I colored my Annabell with Copic markers and used supplies from my stash. The lilacs are stickers and I added some Diamond Stickles for a little extra zing! 
I hope you will stop by the challenge and see what fun things my teammates have done with the sketch!!

 Our sponsor this month is Through the Craft Room Door!A lucky winner will receive a free one year subscription to the best online crafting magazine! 
Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Festive Fridays at the Outlawz

Wow, the first week of our Festive Fridays at the Outlawz was a big hit!! We had a lot of entries which was really awesome.

Now, for the second week, we have four new themes!!

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
Dress Up Your Pet Day
National Hat Day    

Our sponsor this month is Anne's Digital Art and she will give the January winner 4 digis of their choice from her shop.

I decided to go with the Dress Up Your Pet Day! And here is my card using images from Meljens Designs.

Hope you like it!

Please come check out the challenge. And thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Outlawz Sketch Challenge

Hope you will stop by our latest challenge. We have as our sponsor,Through the Craft Room Door Magazine so the lucky January winner is going to get a free one year subscription to Cara's online magazine.

Here is this week's sketch!

And here is the card I made using Fuchsia from the Sketch team's own design team member Andrea Norris!  LINK TO HER BLOG 

I enjoyed coloring this floral image by Andrea. I can remember trying to grow fuchsias for many years but not having much luck because the summers in Iowa are so very hot and humid. It seems that I could never give them enough water and attention for them to thrive. I may try to grow them again this summer.

I colored the image with Copic markers and the embossing folder is one by Anna Griffin. The pearl flourishes are by K and Company. 
I hope you will drop by the challenge and see what my teammates have made!!

Have a great day and thanks so very much for stopping by!!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Festive Friday is a Brand New Challenge--Check it out!!

Some exciting news to share at the Outlawz Challenges. The Friday coloring challenge is now the Festive Friday challenge. We are going to be celebrating different occasions on certain days of the month.

Our sponsor this month is Anne's Digital Art and she will give the January winner 4 digis of their choice from her shop.

Our first challenge starts January 8th and we have four themes you can pick from to make your project and enter it in the challenge.

Here are the themes for this first challenge. These themes will last until the next challenge starts on the 15th when we will have four new themes for you.

     Polar Bear Plunge Day
    Bird Day
    Bean Day 

I chose Bean Day for my theme and here is my card. I used a free MS Word image from the Clip Art library and also used Word to make my sentiment. I hope you like it!

I used some of my stamps to make the patterned background layer. I forgot how fun it was to do that. And I used Copic markers to add a little shading to the "bean".

And I hope you will come by the new challenge and see what my talented teammates have made with the themes!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year of Sketch Challenges in 2016

Happy New Year and what a great year it will be over at the Outlawz Sketch Challenges.

Hope you will stop by our latest challenge. We have as our sponsor, Through the Craft Room Door Magazine so the lucky January winner is going to get a free one year subscription to Cara's online magazine.

Here is the sketch for this week!

And here is my card using Strappy Sandal from the Sketch team's own design team member Andrea Norris!  LINK TO HER BLOG

I love, love, love this image of a sandal, what fun to make a card with it!!
Thanks for dropping by!! Come check out our challenge!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year and a new Outlawz Progessive Challenge for January

It's January!! A new year! A new month! And a brand new Progressive challenge at the Outlawz.

This month we have a gorgeous image from Sandi Samples (Sandi Huggett).  It is (58) Cabbage Roses. I had a wonderful time coloring up this beautiful rose.  Thank you so much, Sandi, for supporting our challenge and supplying this gorgeous image.

Here is the card I made for the Progressive Challenge.

I colored my image with Copic markers and then was looking for some paper to use on the background and couldn't hardly believe I had some cabbage rose paper in my stash that matched it almost perfectly. 


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.
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 PF14 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!

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