Follow Me

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Farm Boy

Hi friends! Another card to share with you today. I'm getting this one done under the wire. It's for The Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge. If you haven't signed up yet and joined The Outlawz, you should. They have a different challenge every day. Always something going on for everyone. For this challenge, they will give you the image for free. All you have to do is use it to make your project for that month and post it on The Outlawz website. You could also win prizes! For this month, I wanted to really show off the image, so I sized him up a bit to fit on a long card. I just love making long cards. I also paired him with my new Dog Treats stamp by Julie Nutting from Prima.  Every boy has to have a dog, right!

I didn't do too much with it. Just used the designer paper mostly (October Afternoon's Farm Girl collection). I did get out one of my dies to kind of fill in that space on the right and added a bit of twine. I used Copic markers for the coloring. I really like the way his hair turned out.

Looking forward to Friday and the weekend. It's been a rough one here. I've been transferring frozen food each night from the old freezer to the new one to get it evened out. I can't do too much at once because it's so hot in the garage that if I keep the door open too long, the temp inside the freezer goes up quickly.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

The Outlawz, Progressive Freebie challenge - Use digi provided
4 Crafty Chicks -- Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Corner - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wednesday - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday Crafting - Animals
 Doodle Pantry Digital - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Ruff Day Doghouse

Good morning.  I'm way late in posting this card. I was recently invited to join the Mystery Swap group on SCS which was originally started by Jeanette (Forest Ranger). This month the hostess was Kelly (Miamikel) and she sent us all this adorable dog image. I really had to dig deep into my creativity to come up with a design that I liked. I came up with this little scene.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Elzybells - Doghouse
  • Sentiment - computer generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Certainly Celery; Really Rust; Curry
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up
  • Accessories - Round punches; Tree Die and Butterfly dies
  • Copic Markers - E04, E07, E25, E27, N2, N3, N4, N7; R17, R22, R29; R81, R85; YG11, YG13, YG17; Y11, Y15, Y35; YR04, E30, E33, E35
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
 4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
DRS Designs - Create a Scene
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Corner - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wednesday - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guys - Something with T - Tree 
Die Cuttin Divas - The Great Outdoors
Digi Choosday Crafting - Animals
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Daddy's Girl - OSAAT #242

Hello friends and Happy Sunday!  The weather is staying pretty hot here in H Town. I've had to water a few times and I'm sure my water bill is going to be right up there! I went shopping for a new upright freezer yesterday and managed to get a good deal on one. It's supposed to be delivered on Tuesday which means 1/2 day off of work and then I can rearrange all the food that is in the other freezer and may be able to figure out what's in there! So much for that!

Today I've got another card for One Stitch at a Time with an image from Coosty Creations. Turns out that this image is of real people. I see so many images from different sponsors and mostly they are "make believe," so it's really cool when the image I use is of an actual person.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Coosty Creations - Daddy's Girl
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - A Round Array
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Basic Black
  • Designer Paper - Digital Design from Coosty Creations
  •  Ink - Tuxedo - Memento Black
  • Accessories - Twine from my stash; Clef Die; Stampin Up scallop punch
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B21, B34; E21, E23; E31, E33, E35, E37; E50, E51, E53; W3; YG11, YG03, YG61
As is our usual practice, Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet is our sponsor for this challenge. Our theme is Anything Goes With Children. I hope you'll come join us.  You could be the winner of the July Prize Pack or picked as one of the Top 3! Good luck!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use a Punch
Di's Digi Designs - Hand colored image
Scrapper's Delight - Anything Goes
artbymiran challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Music
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge -  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes with a Sentient
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Corner - Use a Die
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Megan and A Fond Farewell to CK

Hi friends!  Happy Thursday. It has been really HOT down here in H Town these last few weeks ever since the rains have stopped. Everyone asked us to send them some and we did and now we don't have any left over for us. LOL!

Well, it is a day to say goodbye too. This is my last post as part of the Creative Knockouts Design Team. It's been a fun time working with all the ladies on the Teams and especially our leader Kelly. I learned a lot - especially to get out of my comfort zone and try different things. I hope I can continue to do that.

Our theme for this challenge is Paper Piecing, and I was so happy to get to do this one before I left. I recently bought some Julie Nutting Paper Doll stamps and couldn't wait to use one of them for my card. I chose to use Megan. Some people don't like them because they are big! But they are just right to use on a long card that will fit into a #10 business size envelope.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Julie Nutting - Megan
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - 
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Whisper White, Ultrasmooth Vanilla, and Really Rust
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Fall Flowers
  • Ink - Really Rust; Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Ribbon from my stash; String Bow Die; Small Lace Doily Die; Stampin Up Scallop Round punch; 
  • Copic Markers - E31, E51, E53; E15, E17, E18; E37; Y15, Y23
I have to tell you that I stamped Megan with Memento Ink onto a piece of Stampin up Ultrasmooth Vanilla and then used Copic Markers on her skin, hair and boots and had no problems at all with using the Stampin Up cardstock with my Copic Markers.The USV was great to work with and gave her a good base of color for her skin

The Sponsor for this challenge is Craft Classes Online and the winner of the prize will get a seat in one of their online classes worth up to $25!  Fabulous!  I hope you'll all come and join me this one last time as I say goodbye to Creative Knockouts and please hop on over to the challenge blog and see what they have prepared for you!

 I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Art Impressions - Use Newest Stamp
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with a Ribbon
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - To Die For
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge - All About the Girl
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Chillaxin' Corey - OSAAT #241

Hi and Happy Sunday! This week the weather has been hot, humid, and dry! You could cut the air with a knife. At least the monsoon season seems to be over for the time being, but of course, not it's back to watering the flower beds to keep them alive.

My allergy testing went well on Friday. On a scale from 3 - 6, all my reactions were a 3, so not a really big deal. Have not discussed anything with my doctor yet, but I don't see allergy shots in my future any time soon. I do have a long list of things that I reacted too including CAT HAIR and Dog Hair!  Well, you can be sure that I'm not getting rid of any of my fur babies either!

This week we're doing some Chillaxin' at One Stitch at a Time!  Here's my card -

Materials Used:
  • Image - Beary Dust - Corey
  • I left off the sentiment until I decide what I'm going to do with this card.
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Soft Sky; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Doodle Deux
  • Accessories - Bling from my stash; Flowers - Recollections & Petaloo; corner rounder punch; ticket punch
  • Copic Markers - B0000; BG02, BG10, BG11; E00, E11, E41; Y06, Y15, Y23; R83; YR00, YR16
Our sponsor of course is our own Stitchy Bear and one lucky winner will win the July Prize pack. You could also be picked as one of the Top 3. It is so fun seeing everyone's cards.


 I hope you'll come on and join in the fun this week. Stop on over at the challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has creaated for you.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Andrea's Picnic - CK #97

Hi my friends.  I hope you're having a great week!  The weather is finally turning Summer - warm and sunny. Sure hope the monsoon season is over for this year. Of course that means I'll have to start watering the flower beds, but I can handle that. tI have been able to start walking again. I don't walk outside - too hot. I work across the street from The Galleria Mall so I just walk across the street and then walk the Mall for 30 minutes. Feels good getting back into it.  Friday I have allergy testing scheduled first thing in the morning. Hope that they can figure out what I'm allergic to so the doctor can figure out what to do for it.

So with the talk of Summer, that leads me into our Creative Knockouts challenge for this week. The theme is Summer Fun.


And the inside -



Materials Used:
  • Image - The Stamping Boutique - Andrea's Picnic
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Crisp Cantalope; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Country Garden
  • Accessories - Papertrey Ribbon - Lemon Tart; Stampin Up Fancy Label Punch; Spellbinders' Classic Oval Die and Lacey Oval Die; Wild Orchid Crafts flowers; Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch
  • Copic Markers - B00, B0000; E00, E01, E11; E31, E33, E35; Y02, Y15, Y18; YG11, YG61; YR02, YR61, YR82; 0
Our wonderful sponsor this time is The Stamping Boutique

http://www.thestampingboutique.com/category_1/Digital-stamps..htm

The prize for one lucky winner is 2 free digis.

I hope you'll come join us this week. I can't wait to see what you create. Don't forget to hop on over to the Creative Knockouts challenge blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Floral & Pink
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Use Die Cuts
Inky Impressions - 2 or more die cuts
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Clear it Out - Anything Goes - (Flowers)
Creative Card Crew -  Die Cuts
Doodle Pantry - Anything Digi Goes
Love Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Top Tip - Summer Fun

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Red Poppies

Hi again my friends. So, today is the last day of the month, so it must be time for me to post my card for the Outlawz, Progressive  Freebie challenge!  LOL! It just always seems to work out that way. I don't really plan it like that.



Materials Used:

  • Image - Anne Fenton - Poppy
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Ruby Red; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Ruby Red
  •  Accesscories - Ribbon from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; G12, G14, G28; N6; R25, R27, R29; Y18, Y21
I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:

The Outlawz - Progressive Freebie Challenge - Use Free Digi

Fairytale Stampers - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Flag Colors
That Craft Place - Lots of Layers
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Artbymiran - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Use Red
Jo's Scrap Shack - Red, White & Blue