Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Time

Hi there,

Summer time...well not really at least not here. But it getting there. So we thought we would get you in gear for summer with our Summer Challange over at The Outlawz.

Now it time for you to break out your summer themed stamps and show us what you think of for summer. Is it the vacation or maybe cutting the grass or how about the beach. Me I am not much of a summer person, but when I saw this image I thought it was so cute.

The image is by Saturated Canary. This little cutie is all ready for a day at the beach. She has her sunglasses, towel and her sunscreen. I have colored her with my Copics.

I used the dotted background with stamps technique I did my video on. It in the list of my video on the left sidebar. It reminded me of a bunch of water splashes behind her.

The papers are by Fancy Pants. Very summery I thought.

I hope that you will join us this week for our challenge. Break out those flip flops and a tall class of iced tea and start coloring. Remember you image needs to be colored using Copics or Promarkers. Your project also needs to be new No Backlinking (cannot have been posted anywhere prior to this challenge)

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

MayzyArt Challenge

Hi there everyone,
Hope all that celebrated and had the holiday off had a great one.
I just wanted to put a quick post up to remind you that the MayzyArt Challenge only has a few days left to enter for a chance to win some wonderful MayzyArt digital images. We have had a great turnout for our first challenge. Don't miss out on your chance. The theme is May Flowers.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Calendar Time

Hello Friends,

Boy the year is moving right along. I am sure many have already graduated and many are preparing to as you read this. It's time again for another calendar page over at The Outlawz.

Yes I am using a Bugaboo Stella image. If you having guess my calendar is going to be all Bugaboo Stella.

I have colored her with my Copics.

The paper is My Minds Eye.

I just think she is so funny. I love the fact that you get the verse with the stamp.

I sure hope you will stop over and pick up the calendar page and join in. It is always fun to see what other come up with. Oh and you can get the back month's pages too.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Framed Dancer

Hello Everyone,

Today to bring you a card for The House of Gilli challenge this time around

The theme this time is die cuts/punches.

I love my die cuts. While I don’t own as many as some I do have a few.

On my card of have used Lifestyles square dies and Spellbinder oval as well as Cherry Lynn butterflies.

purple gilli

I have used Girly Gilli II. I changed her up a bit. I have added leggings and long sleeves. I wanted to give her more the look of a dancer.

anAry makes her stamps so that you can do things like that.

purple gilli lft tilt

She is colored with Copics. A little stickles to her dress to give it a shiny sheer overlay look. A pretty purple ribbon that I have had for years across the card.

purple gilli upcls

My papers of from my scrap stash so I am unsure of the names of them.

I hope you will join us for the challenge this round. So dust off those dies and punches and join in.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Bearly Mine

Sweet Stamps

Robyn's Fetish

Creative Crew

Ladybug Crafts

Oldie But A Goodie

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Through the Craftroom Door

Hello Everyone,

Hope your weekend has went well. I wanted to share with you a little peek at Through the Craftroom Door Magazine.

In case you haven't heard or are not familiar with the magazine and it's history. Colleen Holmes has taken over the magazine from Suzanne Dean and Marti Wills.

This issue is Colleen's first and she has kept her promise to make it bigger and even better. I have a spot in the magazine doing tutorials. The issue is packed with all kinds of fun stuff to inspire you as well as free digis from Mayzy Art, Sandi Huggett and Anne Fenton.

I hope after you see this sneak peek of the magazine you will stop over to the website and grab a subscription. Colleen has worked very hard at putting this all together. I am happy to be part of the magazine.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May Flowers for Bridal Shower

Hello Everyone,

Is everyone ready for a brand new challenge out in blog land? I sure hope so because I have a wonderful one for you to take a look at. Mayzy from Mazy Art decided to create a Challenge for her blog. The challenge will be every other Saturday. She had a DT call a few weeks back and I was lucky enough to be picked as one of the 6 DT's. I am working with 5 other mega talented DT's. I hope that we will inspire you to join in on the fun and win some of Mayzy's images. They are so fun to color and create with.

Warning: A little picture heavy. :-)

For the first challenge Mayzy selected May Flowers, she put a little spin on her name :-)

I choose to make a few items that you could use for a bridal shower or even the wedding tables.
I am using Lovely Bride by Mayzy. This also come in a set with a groom as well or by himself.

I have colored her with my copics and added stickles to her dress and veil although a little hard to see in the picture.

I used a Cherry Lynn die for the leafy swirl. The papers are from Making Memories Wedding collection 8 x 8 pad. This pad has some of the prettiest papers for use to make wedding cards. The heart topped pins are also from the same collections. The little pink flowers are from A. C. Moore.

I used Cotton Candy Stickles on the pink flowers in her hair dress and bouquet of flowers.
A little hard to see but I also used Viva Decor Pearl pen on her earrings.

The little gift bag is a package I purchased at the local Dollar Tree. They worked perfect for this. And this is one of the best parts about using digital images. You can size them to what you need. The little roses are from I am Roses as is the leaf.

The guest place card is just a piece of plain white card stock cut. I added the swirl and wrote out the name Guest.

I hope that I have inspired you to come join us for Mayzy's first challenge. I can't wait to see what your take on May flowers will be.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rodeo Roundup

Howdy Partners,

The time has arrived for The Outlawz Rodeo that is taking place in Maryland starting Friday May 18th and going through Sunday May 20. This will be a chance for you to meet some of the Design Team members as well has take some classes with Suzanne Dean and Marti Wills. Oh did I mention there will be prizes. Lots of prizes. The sponsor list is pretty impressive. If you are around the area it's not too far from the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Check out The Outlawz site for more information. Ok on to my card.

This is a Mayzy Arts image. I think she is so perfect for The Outlawz.
I have colored her with my Copics.

The background paper is Making Memories. It is a self adhesive paper that is in a leather texture. I thought it was perfect for this. The gingham check is tissue paper.

The rope is made with Stampin Up linen thread.
The words and star are cut with my Slice with the Happy Trails card. So perfect for this.

I sure hope you will round up your markers and join us for the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Hello Everyone,

Is your week off to a good start? Is May flying by or what? I can't believe it is the 15th already. Before you know it Memorial Day will be here.

Today we have a fun challenge for you at Through the Craftroom Door. We have a photo inspiration for you to base your creation off of. Today is also a very special day at TTCRD. This is the day the first issue of the magazine comes out under the new owner Colleen Holmes. Boy are you in for a treat. It is packed full of lots of fun things to inspire you. I have a tutorial in there as well. If you haven't checked out the magazine here is the link for more information.

Ok, on to my card. One of our sponsors the challenge is Gilli Stamps. She provided us with images to use for the challenge if we choose. I am using Gilli Lollipop. Isn't she just adorable?

I have colored her with my Copics. I added a bit of glossy accents to my multi colored lollipop. Gosh I remember those big lollipops that you would get at the candy store at the beach. And sure enough you would start enjoying it and boom right down in the sand it would go because they were so top heavy.

The papers I used are from My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mabel collection.

I broke out my pennant punch from Stampin up and made the flag banner along with some bakers twine. I also used a Stampin Up border punch for the open scallops.

Thank you for stopping by today and I sure hope you will check out the challenge and the magazine. I think you will be happy you did.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pretty flowers

Happy Saturday,

We have a beautiful sunny and warm day here for May. Lawn mowers going off all around. The flowers are really in bloom now. All so pretty.

I decided to make a card that would be somewhat flowery.

I am using a Saturated Canary Image. Isn't she beautiful. She has been out picking apples.

My papers are by Prima.
My 3-D embellishment are from my local Dollar Tree. I saw them there and thought they were so pretty that I would give them a try. They have glitter and some have rhinestones.
Not bad for a buck.

I also added a few pearls for color.
She has been colored with my Copics. My clouds were created with a template and BG10.

I hope that my card has added a little bit of sunshine to your day.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Green Thumb

Hi there,

It's time for the Copic/Promarker challenge over at The Outlawz. This weeks theme is Garden/Gardening. I found this cute image over at Bugaboo. It's another Stella image. She is such a hoot.

I have colored her with my copics.

Sorry the paper were some loose pieces that I had and don't remember who they are made by.

I have added a little bit of twine for the texture and some glitter pearls.

The rain has some glaze pen on it to give it a shiny wet look.
I hope you will join us this week for our challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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A Little Embossing

Hello Everyone,
I’m here with my card for the challenge over at House of Gilli. This time around the theme is Embossing. This could be embossing with your heat tool and embossing powders or it could be dry embossing maybe your cuttlebug and folders or even embossing a brass stencil. I have to confess I don’t do much embossing. It’s not because I don’t have the supplies or can’t do it, I just don’t do it. So this was a good challenge for me to break out some of my supplies and go for it.
gilli embossed lg
This is Gilli Painter. I love her outfit. She is just splashing design all over. I have embossed some leaves on the DP itself with a violet pearl embossing powder. The verse is also embossed .
gilli embossed right tilt gilli embossed left tilt
I broke out my little air brush set from Copic and air brush the ribbon with the same color family I used for Gilli.
gilli embossed up close
I hope that you will break out what ever means you have for embossing and show us what you create and enter at The House of Gilli. Thanks for stopping by today.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Exciting News

Hi there everyone,

I have some very exciting news to share.

As many of you know who follow my blog, I have been using a lot of Mayzy Arts digital images. She is a fairly new digital artist to the digi scene. She agreed to sponsor the Copic Pro Marker Challenge over on The Outlawz for the Month of April. I love using her images. She recently had a Design Team call. I put in for it and I was selected to be part of her first design team. I am beyond excited. The team consists of 6 members. I am excited to be working with all of the mega talented ladies on the team as well as the amazing artist Mayzy.

Mayzy introduced the team today on her blog. I hope that you will stop over and check out my fellow team mates work that she has shared with our bios.

Also Through the Craftroom Door Magazine comes out May 15th. This will be the first issue with it's new owner Colleen Holmes. Not only is this issue of the magazine going to be huge there is going to be a special treat in there for all you Mayzy fans.

If you are not a subscriber you can get more details here

Stay tuned for Mayzy's first challenge on May 19th.

Mayzy's DT

Thanks for stopping by to share in my exciting news.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mother's Day/Much Loved Female

Hi Everyone,

It is time for another challenge over at The Outlawz Copic/Promarker challenge.

This weeks challenge theme is Mother's Day/Much Loved Female. Many of us no longer have our mothers so the challenge is for both Mother's Day or a Much Loved Female your choice.

My card today is using a digi image from our sponsor this month CYDI. She has many artist in her shop. The digi I choose is by none other than our very own talented DT Dawn.

Is this not a cute image? It is really only one elephant but I made one bigger than the other and flipped one so it looks as though the little girl is looking up at her mommy.

The image is colored with my Copics.

My papers are from Deja's View. This pack also included some die cut pieces. The green scallop is from the die cuts. The circles and squares are cut with my Lifestyles dies.

The MOM stamp is an old unmounted stamp that I have had for a long time I would say at least 10 or more years.

The clouds are a little hard to see but I did them with my cloud template and BG10 copic marker.
I hope you will stop by and join us for the challenge and take a look at our sponsors shop CYDI.

Thanks for stopping by.

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