Sunday, December 30, 2012

They Do Exist!

This is my entry for the Friday Copic/Promarker challenge over at The Outlawz.


This is a digi image I found on the internet. I thought it looked like the fish ran into this mermaid and found out that they do exist and she looks just like him...lol. I cannot remember where I got this digi. It is colored with various colors of Copic markers and Copic Spica markers. The picture doesn't show off the glittery look of the card, but it is there. I also used glossy accents on the bubbles and water lines to add a little texture and dimension.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012

This is the card I made for all the people on my Christmas card list this year.


First, thank you Penny for taking this gorgeous picture for me. I forgot to snap a picture of the card before I sent them all out. What a great friend she is.

All of the stamps and card stock are from Stampin' Up. The base is white, then basic gray, then white distressed with basic gray, then cherry cobbler. I stamped the sentiment with cherry cobbler as well and scored lines and put sticker bling between them. The ornament is chipboard. I painted it with white gesso and then pearl white paint. I then stamped the snowflake from Stampin' Up and added stickles glitter glue around the ornament and then topped it with a red crystal.

Happy 50th Birthday and Just Because

These are my entries for the Saturday Paper Ala Mode challenge over at The Outlawz. This challenge was for silver, gold or sparkly. I decided to enter two cards into this challenge.


This first card is for my dearest cousin's 50th birthday next month. This was created using Spellbinder's cut, tuck and fold die. I used Not Quite Navy card stock from Stampin' Up on top of Very Vanilla card stock. I cut strips of the same card stock and pieced them into a mini weave. The happy birthday stamp is also from Stampin' Up. I then used little sparkly stickers for all of the bling on the die. I used bling sticker strips in between the strips. The 50 is silver metal numerals.


This second card was created on my Silhouette Cameo. The cut is actually a card itself, but I wanted to use it as a frame instead, so I cut the other piece off and then mounted it on a deeper purple card stock. There is a lot of bling on this card, but the picture doesn't do it justice. The flowers have purple glitter on them and purple crystals and lavender pearls. The card has lavender pearls, purple pearls and clear crystals.


Rest and Relax

This is my entry for the Twisted Thursday challenge over at The Outlawz. This challenge was anything goes with the twist of Relaxing after Christmas. I don't know about you, but this is my favorite way to relax...lol.


I just love this card. This was a great challenge. Once I decided to use the sleeping mouse from Gina K. Design's stamp set Under the Weather, I had to place him on this bed. I want to give a HUGE shout out to my dear friend Penny Odell for making this bed for me. She cut the bed using her Cricut and one of the Paper Dolls cartridges. But then she went on to make the design and outlines on the bed. Didn't she do a GREAT job? She's so talented. Anyway, I've been holding onto this bed for a while and it was perfect for this challenge. I added the sentiment from Gina K. Design's stamp set Basket Additions 2 by Melanie Muenchenger. The mouse and pillow were colored with Copic markers. I then mounted it on light blue card stock and then dark brown card stock. Both were distressed. Thanks for looking.

Believe in Yourself

This is my entry for Wednesday's Sketch challenge for The Outlawz.


For this card, I used ivory card stock and then placed red card stock on the upper half. I used sage card stock for a border across the middle. The flowers are 4 sizes of daisies stacked on top of each other using patterned paper and a crystal on top. The sentiment is a rub-on from Making Memories. I cut an oval using Spellbinder's classic ovals and placed a chipboard bird that I painted black on top of that and then added a crystal for his eye.

Follow Your Heart

This is my entry for Tuesday's Color Challenge for The Outlawz. This color challenge was Red, Gray and Black. The twist was to use a die cut.


For this card, I used the negative from a cut file on my Silhouette Cameo. This heart flourish was purchased from Silhouette's online store. The cut was made on brushed silver card stock and I mounted it on silver glitter card stock. I added a black heart cut from same file so you can see a little outline of the silver glitter paper behind it. The red heart on top of that is actually a punch that I have, that was almost a perfect match for the cut file. In the space from the flourishes, I added a rub-on sentiment from Stampin' Up. Another rub-on was added at the bottom. Then I glued little black crystals along the outline of the flourish and under the bottom sentiment. I colored crystal heart's black using Copic markers and then added a little red crystal on top. The silver was layered on top of black glitter card stock and then on shimmery ivory card stock.

Comfort and Peace

This is my entry for Monday's Greeting Card challenge for The Outlawz.


This card was created on my Silhouette Cameo with an image purchased from Silhouette's online store. There are a couple of extra flourishes that were on this cut file, but I removed them so that my card wasn't too outrageously large. I matted the cut on ivory card stock and stamped and embossed the greeting from Gina K. Design's Comfort and Peace stamp set on the insert that would normally be removed. There were two more layers, and I removed those so you would see the border of the ivory card stock.  I then added ivory pearls and mounted on a bit of black and then brown.

100% Sweet

I am entering this card in The Outlawz's Sunday CAS Challenge. The twist for this one is a ribbon with a bow.


This card was created with a tag from Paper Wishes Color Me Sample Pack. This is one of the tags from the pack. They are embossed white on white and you just need to use your inks or sprays to color them. I used 3 colors from Stampin' Up. I cut the tag, mounted it on green card stock and then mounted it on the white card stock. I added an orange and yellow polka dot grosgrain ribbon that I tied used the Bow Easy. I then added orange crystal bling along the sides.

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