Let it snow…

Hi crafty peeps!  I’m so … in addition to being on the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge Design Team, I’m going to be joining the Design Team of Through The Craft Room Door (TTCRD).  My official start date is February 1st, but my first card won’t be posted until February 10th (TTCRD has two teams, so we submit our cards every two weeks, instead of each week with the Outlawz)!  It will be absolute fun to be designing for both teams.

Be sure to check both challenges each week, because the creativity of the members is unbelievable!

My card today uses Little Lila Drinking Cocoa, available from Angies Digi Stamps.

LetItSnow_011915Here are the details:

  • Card size:  7 x 5
  • Image was horizontally flipped in PhotoShop Elements
  • Skin:  E00, E01, R00
  • Hair:  Y18, Y32, YR23, YR24
  • Spoon:  C1, C2, C4
  • Cup:  B00, B02, B04
  • Marshmallows: N0, N2
  • Hot Chocolate:  E55, E99
  • Coat:  E31, E33
  • Scarf:  W1, E04 E02, E30
  • Embossing folder:  Snowflake Flutter by Crafters Companion
  • Die Cut:  Spellbinder’s Grand Nestabilities – Grand Ovals – the two smallest dies
  • Background paper:  From my stash

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

  • The Paper Shelter – (use Dies)
  • Dies R Us – use a die cut and an embossing folder

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



Black & White plus One Color

Hi crafty peeps!  Today’s card features a digi called Russian Dolls by All Dressed Up.


As part of the Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge this week, my card is black & white plus one other color.  Can you guess my favorite color?  The black & white paper came from my stash.  The Just For You tag came from A & T Digital Designs.

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





My First Shaker Card

Hello, crafty peeps!  I made my first shaker card this week – it was a lot of fun!  I’ve been reading about them for a while, but just hadn’t put one together.

My digi is from the magazine, Through The Craft Room Door (TTCRD), called Bear Cake.

Shaker_4There are many tutorials and videos on shaker cards, so I won’t go into great detail on how this one was made except to say that I used two layers of craft foam to give my shaker section extra depth.

It was a lot of fun making this card, so if you haven’t made one yet, you should give it a try.  You may want to use a little less filler than I did, because I used so much you can’t see the entire cake at once.

OK, so you’re asking yourself where I got the transparent plastic that I used on the card?  Easy – I cut it from a package that contained die cuts.

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

Linda O

Chevrons, Circles and Bling

Hi, crafty peeps!  My cards today are for the Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge.  The challenge started on Jan 5th – I’m just a little late getting them posted to my blog.

The first card is a digi called Ashee, from A&T Digital.  Isn’t this the cutest fairy?  Because I didn’t have any matching chevron paper, I made my own by cutting striped paper and angling two pieces together.  The sentiment comes from them as well – it’s one of eight sentiments that come as a set.

LindaO_Ashee_AandTDesignsThe digi on my second card was from A&T Digital as well.  This digi is called Bunch of Roses.  I colored it with my Copic markers (as usual).  I used the following colors on my roses:

R05, R21, R29, R37 and R56.

These are my favorite reds when I need to do something in shades of red – they work well together.

AT_BunchOfRoses_3Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a healthy, happy and creative week!

Linda O

Party like it’s 2015!

Welcome crafty peeps!  Are you ready for 2015?  I’m not sure that I am, but the new year is almost upon us anyway.

This week at the Outlawz, we’re celebrating by featuring cards to celebrate the New Year.  Our sponsor this week is Aurora Wings and their digis are amazingly detailed and beautiful.  You need to check out their site because the digis are fab! I used their Peacock Masquerade for my card, and it was sooooo much fun to color!

GCC_122914To fit the party theme, I’ve used a little more stickles that I usually use on a card.  Stickles  don’t photograph well, but I think you can see them in the eyes of the peacock feathers.

Also, I’m always torn between printing my digis large enough to show the detail, and yet small enough to show the background paper and embellishments.  This usually means that my cards end up approximately 6 inches by 6 inches – fun to make, but more of a challenge to mail.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope that the new year finds you healthy, happy, and creative.

Hugz, Linda

New Progressive/Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz

Hello Crafty Peeps!

Woo Hoo!  The Outlawz have just started a new Freebie/Progressive Challenge.  You’ve got to give it a chance – it’s a way to earn a free digi each month from some very special sponsors.  Here’s my card for the December challenge:

SimplyBetty_Progressive_DecThis month’s fantastic sponsor is Simply Betty Designs.  Isn’t her digi the cutest?

To learn more about how to join the challenge and earn a free digi each month, click here.

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

Hugz,  Linda O

December 1st Already? – Black & White Card

Hi crafty peeps!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I have a B&W birthday card (suitable for a boy) to share with you.

This week’s Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge is Black and White.  Our Sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique.  My digi is the Race Car (appropriately named, of course).  This digi gave me a great opportunity to “play” in Photoshop Elements.

I was able to fill in the portions of the design that I wanted digitally within PE – it was a change of pace for me – to use PE instead of coloring with my Copics.

BW_RaceCar_FrontBW_RaceCar_insideI was tempted to run out and buy black & white polka dot and striped paper, but instead, I did an internet search for free digi paper, and came up with both the polka dot and the striped paper (did I mention it was free!).  I printed them on the same type of paper as my digi.  Then, deciding to have some fun with the papers, I cut out pieces and turned the striped paper at different angles to create my background.

It was loads of fun to create.

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



Happy Fall, Y’all!

Welcome my crafty peeps!  This week at the Outlawz, we’re celebrating the colors of Fall.  Our sponsors this week are Sweet & Sassy and Woopsie Daisy.  My card is from Woopsie Daisy’s Sheet 541.

WhoopsieDaisy_541_bWhoopsie Daisy sells most of their designs by the sheet instead of charging for each individual design.  Each sheet has two digis – two black and white line drawings, and a sample of each digi fully colored.  This makes it handy if you need something to refer to when you color your digi.

My card is a side-step card.  I made the leaves by sponging alcohol inks on both sides of a piece of photo paper and punching them out.  Some leaves are glossy side up and others are from the back of the paper, just to give it additional texture.

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to check out the Outlawz challenges as well as our sponsors for additional inspiration.

And of course…. Happy Fall, Y’all!

Linda O

Christmas Candy Fairy

Hi Crafty Peeps!

I’ve been having lots of fun making Christmas cards already but there are so many cute, cute, holiday digis out there, I just can’t resist.

I’m really into making side step cards right now and my digi is called Christmas Candy Fairy from The Paper Shelter.

CandyElf_4I colored with Copics and used ribbon and paper from my stash.  The sentiment is a gift tag I picked up at Hobby Lobby (during their 50% off Christmas items).

I’m going to enter my card in this week’s Christmas Challenge at The Paper Shelter.

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

Linda O


Did you enjoy the party?

Hi, Crafty Peeps!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed the Outlawz party last week.  Our generous sponsors gave away lots of fantastic prizes.  If you didn’t have a chance to see what they had to offer, be sure to stop by their shops to see their wonderful designs.

This week’s sponsor for the Outlawz Greeting Card challenge is Inky Impressions.  My choice design is Danny and Delilah’s Sled Ride.

WarmestWinterWishes_4The dp was from my stash, I created my paper bow from the template provided in the October issue of Papercraft Inspirations, a magazine I picked up on my recent trip to JoAnns.  The sentiment was created on the computer, and I highlighted some edges with Star Dust (white) Stickles.

The Anything Goes challenge for the Outlawz Greeting Card team is always the most popular of the month – have fun crafting your card, and enter this week for a chance to win great prizes.

Have a happy, healthy and creative week,

Linda O