Go Cards!

Yes, it’s been a while – I’m so sorry!  I’ve been wrapped up in some family issues (not health-related, thank heavens), and it’s required more time than we would like.  Things aren’t back to normal yet, but we’re trying to get our lives back in order.  So, enough with the non pleasantries – let’s get on with the fun stuff!

I’ve added three cards to the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge this week.  The challenge this week is to use fall colors and add some twine.  Well… for two of the cards, it’s easy to see where the colors and twine come from.  The third card is a bit of a “play” on words (yes, pun intended).

Here’s the first card – using Christina Hor’s So Thankful Pumpkins Digi (be sure to enter the Outlawz challenge this week, because Christina is giving away her image this week in a special drawing).  The sentiment is from Scribbles -”Falliday“.   I added the word, “Happy” with my computer.



 My second card is also from Scribbles – called Maple Leaf Doodle.  The sentiment is computer generated.



My third card is Melonhead’s Cheerleader 2

As I mentioned, this week’s Outlawz challenge is Fall Colors and Twine.  Although this card isn’t in the traditional Fall colors, I just had to use the Melonhead’s Cheerleader 2 image to support our baseball team (believe me, in St. Louis, everyone takes their sports teams seriously).

The St. Louis Cardinals have made it to the playoffs this year.  They hope to make it to the World Series so…

In St. Louis, the fall color is RED, and the “string” is the “string” of wins Cardinal fans expect from their team.


Thanks for stopping by and putting up with my crazy sense of humor.  Have a healthy, happy and creative week.


If Friends Were Flowers…

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

Thanks for stopping by this week.  Today’s card was made with a very dear friend in mind – however, she’ll have to see it online, because, in my usual manner of out-thinking myself, I’ve packed it away and won’t get to send it to her any time soon. (Sorry, D)

This cute little image came from Sami Stamps.  The sentiment, although not very original, is perfect for my friend and was computer generated.  To see the supply list for this card, check it out on this week’s Through The Craft Room Door challenge.



Thanks for stopping by – have a healthy, happy and creative week.


Something Stinks!

Hi crafty peeps!  This week I have two cards that I made for the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.  This fun little image is Cat Fish Set from Limited Run Stamps.  I loved playing with the colors in the cats – and I used Glossy Accents for the eyes and the fish bones.



TTCRD_GrayCatfish_closeup copyMy second card:


TTCRD_OrangeCatfish_closeup copyFor more information on my cards, check out this week’s Through The Craft Room Door challenge.  Thanks for stopping by – have a healthy, happy and creative week!




Fluttering By to Say Hi!

Woo Hoo!  This is my second post this week – mark that in your calendar!

I just LOVE this image!  My card for today is featured in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week (June 16th through June 22nd).


My image is from Tiddly Inks.  More information is available on the TTCRD website.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a healthy, happy and creative week!



Geckos and the Beach

Welcome crafty peeps!

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog – I’m very sorry about that!  May was such a hectic month, and I’m still trying to catch up.  I’ve been making cards, just haven’t had time to update my site.

But today I have three cards to share.  All of them are featured in this week’s Outlawz Greeting Card challenge.  The first two card features a freebie form the Outlawz site.  It’s a Gecko designed by Deedee’s Digis.

061515_DeedeesGeckoUsing the same image, and a little Photoshop manipulation, I made a second card.

061515_Deedees3GeckosThe third card features – an image from the Melonheads.  It came from their Season Summer Deluxe combo pack.

061515_MelonheadsEach card was colored with Copic Markers.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a healthy, happy and creative week.



Reggie Loves Books

Hi crafty peeps!  Welcome to my website.  I love making my cards, and uploading them to both the Outlawz and Through The Craft Room Door challenges, but I am so bad at updating my site – I apologize!

My image comes from Lacy Sunshine – Reggie Loves Books.   Be sure to check out my card, and some fabulous cards for other team member’s on the Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge.


I used Copic Markers for my coloring, and I made the background by cutting 3″ by 6″ rectangles diagonally and placing them on my 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ background rectangle, then trimming the excess.  I’m going to work out a better recipe (with measurements) for this and I’ll post it sometime soon.

Thanks for stopping by, have a healthy, happy and creative week!


Golf, Anyone?

Welcome, Crafty Peeps!

My cards today feature the cutest golf cart ever – from Sandi’s Samples.  The first card below is shown on the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.  TTCRD_GolfCart_032415b

My second card is just a tad different.  It uses the same digi but I treated it differently.

GolfCart_Butterflies2_TTCRDThe Copic Markers used are:

  •  Golf Cart:  B05, B04, B02, B00
  •  Seat Cushion:  E31, E33, E35, E41, E17
  •  Left Golf Bag:  YG13, YG63, YG67
  •  Right Golf Bag:  R22, R27, R56, C8
  •  Clubs:  C8, C5, C3
  •  Tires:  C1, C3, C5
  •  Bumper:  BV000, BV01
  •  Headlights:  YR000, C1

The Happy Birthday Tag is from Sweet & Sassy Stamps, and the butterflies are from Memory Box Dies – Rhone Butterfly Wings (the outline) and Effera Butterfly Wings (solid wings).

The double bow was made out of 3/8 ” ribbon using the Zutter Bow-It-All.  Thanks for stopping by, have a healthy, happy, and Creative week.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:


Tabby Boo Wishes You Well…

Hi, Crafty Peeps!

My cards today were made for this week’s Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge.  Our theme is Get Well or Missing You.  We have some great cards for inspiration – be sure to check them out.

Tabby Boo comes from Lacy Sunshine – they have a large group of digis featuring Boo, and I just love, love, love to color her and her friend Rory.


Outlawz_Rory_1Both cards were made with paper from my stash, and colored with Copic Markers.  The die-cuts are from Spellbinders.  The top card shows some orange home-made dots and a triple bow made from ribbon colored with my Copic Marker and made on my Zutter Bow-It-All bow maker.

Thanks for stopping by, have a happy, healthy and creative week.


I will be entering this in the following challenge – Crafty Creations


Hi Crafty Peeps!

My cards this week feature the Giraffe from Robyn’s Fettish.  I had so much fun coloring the Giraffe, that I made three cards to show it off.  The challenge this week for the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge was to use four or more layers on our projects.  This first card has six layers.


My second card has only four layers, but it includes a ribbon.Giraffe_a_022315

My third card (and probably my favorite), has seven layers plus some greenery.

Giraffe_GCC_022315Each giraffe was colored with Copic markers.  I also used my Copic Airbrush system to color the backgrounds.  All of the background papers came from my stash.  To color the spots on the giraffes, I used E00, E01, E15, E31, E33, E35, and E19.

Our sponsor this week is Robyn’s Fettish.  Be sure to check out other designs by this artist as interpreted by our Design Team.

Thanks for dropping by this week.  Have a healthy, happy and creative week.





The Dog Days of Summer (and “inchies”)

Welcome, Crafty Peeps!

Since a large portion of the US has recently dealt with record breaking snowfall, I thought that I’d jump ahead and start thinking about summer – more accurately the Dog Days of SummerDeedee’s Digis is the sponsor this week for the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge and they supplied the images for my card.  The dogs in the pool, the Pool Party text, the large sun, and both background papers, (plus a few other goodies) were included in the set, Dog Days of Summer.


This is how I created the background for my Pool Party.  In PSE, I created a blank document 5″ x 5″.  I placed the sun paper on the top portion, and the paper waves on the lower edge.  After printing on quality card stock, I trimmed off all of the white edges, and cut a row 1″ tall from the top.  Then I cut that row into 1″ pieces (“inchies”), making sure that I kept their order and positioning intact.

Starting 1/8th inch from the top and 1/8th inch from the left side of my blue background paper, I attached each 1″ square (“inchie”), with a tape runner, being sure to leave the proper margin on all sides.  I continued the process one row at a time.  When all 25 squares were attached, I trimmed the blue background paper leaving the 1/8th inch margin on all sides.  (I eye-balled it, but it might have been smarter to use a ruler to maintain the straight lines.  lol)

After printing and cutting the large sun for the card, I used my black Copic marker around the edges to smooth my ragged fussy-cut edges, and make the sun show better on the busy background.

I used Copic Markers to color the main design.  The colors I chose were:

  • Dogs:  E35, E17, E33, E79, E18  (tongue E04)
  • Hose:  YG11, G03
  • Pool:  Y06, Y18, Y35
  • Grass:  YG03, YG11, E70
  • Water:  B00

After coloring, I fussy-cut around the dogs, the pool, and the Pool Party text, then I used my black Copic marker again to cover just the top and side edges of the design.

Using foam dots, I attached my graphic, the sun, and the flowers to the background.  With a light touch of clear Stickles in various places to simulate water and enhance the sun’s rays, my card was complete!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a healthy, happy, and creative week!

I’m entering this card in the following challenge:

Catch the bug – Anything Goes


Linda Osterwise