Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Animal Fun!

Hello my crafty friends. I am the hostess this week over at the Mod Squad Challenge. I am thrilled to be one of the hostesses for you.

The challenge this week is to use ANY ANIMAL you choose in your project. To make it even easier, you can even use butterflies, bugs and birds.

$25  gift certificate to use at White Rose Crafts LLC's store!

Here is the card I created for you using the Inkadinkadoo Horses clear stamp set purchased at White Rose Crafts LLC:

I stamped the two horses in memento black tuxedo ink. I colored both images using Prisma Premium colored pencils and gamsol to smooth out the harsher lines. I then fussy cut (yes, you read that correctly) each of the horses and mounted them with tiny pieces of cut foam squares. The background is designer series paper and hello greeting die are from my stash. I mounted this on black cardstock with just a tiny border and then on a white card base. I didn’t think it needed any other embellishments.

Our sponsor this week is White Rose Crafts LLC. White Rose Crafts LLC is a Virginia based online Craft Retail Shop owned and operated by Kay Barnes. Kay is a UK native who made her home here in the US eight years ago, and specializes in bringing beautiful, harder-to-find, high quality European products to her US customers at affordable prices, as well as stocking lots of the American based brands you know and love! We are a growing business, always striving to add new and unique products that will keep you coming back for more!

During this week only, White Rose Crafts is giving you a 15% discount on your entire order! SHOP HERE. The code is: Modsquad Feb HH94XH. Shipping is flat rate priority (based on padded envelope rate) or free if you spend over $75.

I hope you will come to Mod Squad Challenge and play along with us!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Merry Christmas Wreath

Hello Everyone,

Just popping in because I couldn't resist entering the Mod Squad Challenge hosted by Joyce Erb called Wreath Focal Point. What an awesome stamp set being offered by Gracielle Designs. Since I don't own any of her stamp sets, this would be a great treat. Here is the card I made for this challenge:

I used Stampin' Up! very vanilla card stock for my base. The matte gold mirror background is from Crafter's Companion. It comes with mirror, matte mirror and glitter card stock in an assortment of beautiful colors.

I cut out the Wreath die from Darice using SU old olive card stock and the bow that comes along with the set from SU cherry cobbler. I used dimensional adhesive to pop the wreath up and added autumn red Nuvo crystal drops and pearls and bling from my stash. The sentiment is cut from Anna Griffin's Seasonal Wishes die set. I cut it three times and stacked them together for more durability and glued it across the wreath.

The picture isn't the greatest (I'm out of practice), but I was pleased with the way this card came out.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Hello Friends. I have a card to share with you today from Doodle Pantry. My dear Mommy is having surgery in a couple of weeks, and I am going to be staying with her for a week to help her through it. I am using the Cuddly Bear set for this card, along with a couple of cut files from Silhouette.

I printed the Cuddly Bear image on designer paper from KI Memories and also on white card stock. I hand cut the pillow out to paper piece it behind the bear. I colored the image with Copic markers (bear - E11, E15, E17, E19; sheet - YG93, YG95; gems on flowers YR65; distressing on flowers YG95; distressing on vase - B66). The rest of the card are cut files from Silhouette's online store. Ouch Title - Design #75594. cut with white, blue and salmon card stock; Vase of Flowers - Design #16693, cut with blue and olive card stock; Shelf - Design #1248, cut with black card stock. The focal image was layered onto blue card stock and then a white card stock base. I added gems onto the flowers - goosebumps from Queen & Co. and crystals from Studio G Gems. All three gems were clear and colored with YG95 Copic marker. Here is what you get in this set:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


We have another new Tuesday Color Challenge starting today over at The Outlawz. Ina picked the photo inspiration this week and it's so cute. She also happened to be the one who chose the image we all used too. It was absolutely perfect for this challenge. Use this image as your inspiration and tell us what inspired you.

Our wonderful Sponsor for the month of March is Sweet Pea Stamps. They have a lot of awesome stamps to choose from, both rubber and digital, from many different artists.

Here is the project that I made for the challenge. I am using Karen Middleton's Easter Daffodil for this shadowbox card. Isn't that image adorable?

This is a cut file called Butterfly Shadowbox (Design #74676) from Silhouette's online store. The second I saw it, I knew I had to use it with this awesome digital stamp we got from Sweet Pea Stamps. This is a four layer shadowbox that folds flat for mailing. There are six panels that need to be cut. I used Bazzill textured card stock for five of the layers, and designer paper from KI Memories for the background layer. It's hard to see, but it has blue and light purple mixed with white to give it a look of the sky. The butterflies come with this cut file and I used designer paper from DCWV to cut these out. The grass border is another cut file (Design #56521) from Silhouette. The sentiment is part of a cut file called Spring Has Sprung (Design #58461). I brought the chick and daffodil image into my Silhouette software and traced it. Then did a print and cut twice (I noticed that when I used two cut files glued together, it's a lot more durable). I colored the image using Copic markers (chick and daffodil - Y02, Y06, Y08; beak and feet -Y35, Y38; ladybug - R27; stems - G03, G07). All that was left to do was assemble it. There is a video link when you buy the image to see how it is assembled. Unfortunately, it was cut off at the end and instead of redoing the video, she left instructions. I added some different colored crystals onto the butterflies and the top layer to mimic the rainbow from the inspiration photo.

I really hope you get a chance to join us in this challenge this week.

I am entering this shadowbox into the following challenges:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On Your Birthday...

Here we go ... our newest Tuesday Color Challenge at The Outlawz! Ursula chose our inspiration photo and colors this week. And, a wonderful twist ... make it a birthday! There are five colors on the inspiration photo, but you only need to use three! I really hope you will come and play along with us this week.

Our wonderful Sponsor for the month of March is Sweet Pea Stamps. They have a lot of awesome stamps to choose from, both rubber and digital, from many different artists.

Here is the card I made for the challenge. I am using Karen Middleton's Biker Boy digi for this card. What an incredibly fun image to color.

This card started with the cut file. I used the Balloon Confetti Card (Design #58940) from Silhouette's Online Store. I cut the design using textured card stock from Bazzill. I usually hoard my Bazzill card stock, but thought it would be perfect for this card. To create my background, I took a piece of white card stock and used four colors of Stampin' Up! ink (daffodil delight, riding hood red, marina mist, wild wasabi) and finger daubers to lay ink over the entire page. I glued this page behind the balloons. I brought the biker boy image in my Silhouette software and did a trace on the outside of the image. Because my cut file had all the confetti, I removed the confetti from the image and just used the boy. I did a print and cut twice. I colored one of the images with Copic markers (hat - R21, R24, R27; hair - Y11, Y13, Y15; shirt - YG61, YG63, YG67; jeans - B12, B14, B16; skin - R000, R01; shoes - Y26, Y28; tires - C4, C5; flag - C9 colored in criss-cross pattern; bike - Sakura clear star gelly roll). The second image was glued underneath the colored image to give it a little more thickness and stability. I used foam tape to pop it up on the page. The sentiment is from the On Your Birthday stamp set from Stampin' Up! and layered on riding hood red card stock.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dancing in the Rain

Hello Everyone! I am so honored to be a Guest Designer this week for Inky Impressions. This is Challenge #200 and the theme for the challenge this week is special lady (mother's day, girlie birthday, etc.).

 I am using Umbrella Lili and the Dancing in the Rain sentiment for my card. I printed the focal image on white card stock and colored it using Copic markers (hair- Y15, Y19; umbrella, slicker and wellies - RV25, RV55 {used the tip-to-tip technique to get middle color and blend}; umbrella handle - Y28; skin - R000, R01; lips - R21; jeans, hairband and eyes - B41, B45). After coloring, I added Ranger's Glossy Accents to the umbrella, slicker and wellies to make them shine as if they were rubber. I also used it on the little puddle at the bottom. I used Spellbinder's Labels Ten die to cut the image out. While the die was still attached to the card stock, I used soft sky and bashful blue inks to distress it, leaving a white frame around it. I layered this on a light blue card stock that was also distressed with bashful blue ink. I really liked the way the distressing came out on the colored card stock. This was then layered onto a white card stock base. I pulled the sentiment into my Silhouette software and used a cut file called 5 Clouds (design #11654) to cut a cloud around it. The cloud was distressed with bashful blue ink and then popped up with foam dots. Finally, I added some epoxy raindrops from Creative Imagination to finish off the card. I have had these epoxy stickers for a very long time, so it's awesome to finally use them.

I really hope you will join the challenge this week! I am entering this card into he following challenges:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Erin Go Bragh!

It's Tuesday, that means another challenge at The Outlawz. This week, our Tuesday Color Challenge is a little different. We are using a flag for our colors...and if you haven't already guessed it, yes, it's the Irish flag. It is March afterall, and St. Patrick's Day is next time to whip out those green, orange and white cards! Here is our inspiration photo and colors:

Our sponsor for the month of March is Sweet Pea Stamps. They sell both digital and rubber stamps, with a wide assortment to choose from. Please go check them out.

Here is the card I made using Norma J. Burnell's Cat's Cradle image.

This card is on a white card base, with a layer of green glitter paper and a layer of orange glitter paper from DCWV's glitter stack. I printed the image on white card stock and colored it using Copic markers. There are seven different greens on this image (dress, hat, wings - G00, G02, G03, G05, G07, G09, G29; cat - YR00, YR12, YR14, YR18; jewels YR18; skin - R0000, R01; lips and eyeshadow - YR12, YR14, YR18). I colored the jewels in the image YR18, but then covered them up with orange crystal gems in two sizes. The image was cut using Spellbinder's Resplendent Rectangles and popped up onto the orange glitter paper with foam dots. Using my Silhouette, I typed Erin Go Bragh with Some Weatz Swashes font and used the clover cut file from Doodle Pantry's Four Leaf Clover .svg set to cut it out. I used pumpkin pie ink and a Sakura gel pen (orange xpgb#705) to distress it. What you also can't see in this photo, is the shimmer all over her using another Sakura gel pen (green xpgb#727). I am including another photo below of a close-up. Last, I added green crystal gems in three of the corners. Here is a close-up view.

I really hope you get a chance to come join our challenge this week. It would be so wonderful to see what you have created using these colors.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog...please come back again!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Born to Ride

Hello friends...I have another fabulous digital set to show you from Doodle Pantry today! This is one of my favorite masculine sets called Motorcycle Mania!

This card was made for my big brother Don! He loves motorcycles and even owns one. He was supposed to take me out riding last time I visited, but we ran out of time. So, I made this card for his birthday to remind him for next The pre-colored image and the designer paper are both from the Motorcycle Mania set. The sentiment is actually a cut file from Silhouette's online store (born to ride #18678), but instead of cutting it, I turned it into a digital image and printed it. If you bring a cut file into the software, you can remove the cut lines and turn it into a print instead. I also added a gradient color and printed it, along with the pre-colored image, on white card stock. The center of the frame was used to cut the image to fit inside the frame without hanging over. In addition to the designer paper, I printed the solid color orange from the same set. This was then used to cut the top layer of the tribal flame frame (design #3425). I wanted to make sure the oranges matched perfectly. The back portion of the frame was cut using black card stock. Using foam dots, I raised the frame up on the designer paper. I added 5 metal dots on both sides to finish the card.

Of course, after the card was in the mail, I thought of using the helmet that is part of the set as an embellishment, so that's just a little idea for you if you want. I would have added glossy accents to make the helmet shine too. Here is what you get with the set.

Don't forget to join us at the Doodle Pantry Blog for our Ant in My Pantry Digital Challenge 3. The rules changed just a little will now begin on the 1st of every month and go to the will be announced on the 26th of the month. You can use any vendor's digital stamps, but they must be digital. The theme is Anything Digital Goes every month! I sure hope you'll join us!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Us Girls Challenge #283 - masculine
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #173 - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door 3/3 - 3/9 - anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge #15 - add some embellishments
Scribble and Scrap Challenge #39 - anything goes
Stamping Sensations March Challenge - one for the guys
Catch the Bug March Challenge - anything goes
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #10 - masculine
Crafty Calender Challenge March Challenge - add some metal
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #190 - freestyle
Sister Act Challenge #96 - anything goes

Thank you very much for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hello Friend

We have another great challenge waiting for you at Tuesday's Color Challenge on The Outlawz Challenge Blog! Wait until you see these gorgeous colors.

Our sponsor for the month of March is Sweet Pea Stamps. They sell both digital and rubber stamps, with a wide assortment to choose from. Please go check them out.

Here is the card I made using Lisa Victoria's Dragon Luck image. Isn't this adorable? I just love that little lady bug landing on his nose.

For the background, I used white card stock and five inks from Stampin' Up! (from top - rich razzleberry, orchid opulance, melon mambo, daffodil delight, and green galore). I printed the dragon image onto white card stock and colored him using both Copic and Spectrum Noir markers (dragon - CG3, YG06; eyes - PL3; ladybug - R21, R24, R27; flower - RV23, RV25, YG07). The frame is a cut file from Silhouette of America (Flourish Frame Design #3389). It was cut using purple card stock from Recollections (there is no color listed). The sentiment was typed on my computer using Comic Sans font. I used a label punch from Stampin' Up! and then used daffodil delight ink to distress it.  I added lime green goosebump crystals in the corners to finish it off.

I really hope you get a chance to play along with us this week. These are some really awesome colors to work with.

I am enter this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations Challenge #126 - anything goes w/twist of green
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #49 - anything goes
Craftin' Desert Diva's - use green
Craft Your Passion Challenge #251 - anything goes
MarkerPOP Challenge #63 - bright colors
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - use green
Mema's Crafts March 2015 Challenge - anything goes
Monday Mood Board #8 - photo inspiration
Monday Morning Challenge #4 - think Spring
Not Just Cards Challenge #14 - anything goes
Stamp and Create March Challenge - is it Spring yet?
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - add a sentiment

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's a Beautiful Life

It's always a happy day for me when I get to share Doodle Pantry images with you. I made this card  for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz. I loved this sketch, and had to make a card so I could join in the fun!

I am using the beautifully recolored set called Morning Glory. The image, sentiment and designer paper are all from this set. I printed the designer paper on white card stock and layered it onto navy card stock and then a white card stock base. I printed the precolored image onto white card stock and layered it with navy. I did two squares of blank white card stock layered on navy and then used foam tape to pop it up in the center. I added two silver flowers in the corner and colored the centers with Copic marker B28. Finally, I added three green crystals onto the focal image at the top and bottom corners. Take a look at the beautiful colors Laurie made for you in this set. They are very pretty.

While Laurie takes a break from creating new images, the design team will be focusing on showing you lots of existing sets and giving you ideas on what you can do with them. There are so many digital sets at the Doodle Pantry store, you are sure to find something to fit your style or needs at any time and for any occasion.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: