Welcome! Thanks for stopping by today. Today’s card is made from the digi and background paper called “Vanity“, from The Paper Shelter.
I couldn’t resist this cutie because I absolutely love to use the color combination of blue and green – add a little sparkles and a few feathers – and voila!
I’m entering this in the Paper Shelter’s DT Challenge. I hope you are healthy, happy, and full of creativity.
Of course not! ;-) See what I mean?
I don’t really think that this cat is thankful for it’s bath, do you? But I couldn’t resist being a little sarcastic with this as I was creating for this week’s Outlawz Challenge. The digi came from MelJens Designs and was called, (fittingly, of course), “Bad Bath Cat.”
Not all of my cards are created with sarcasm in mind – my second card was designed to be very thoughtful. Nothing shows more gratitude than a hug between two friends. I used MelJens Designs’ “Boy And His Puppy” digi to create my second card.
Both cards can be seen this week on the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge. Check out what the other Design Team members have come up with as inspiration for our Thank You / Gratitude challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and have a healthy, fun, and creative week.
Welcome, crafty peeps! Today’s card took some thought – I had to dig deep into the crevasses of my head to come up with something that works. I love the image – The Aviator by The Paper Shelter, so that wasn’t my concern. I wanted to submit my card to The Paper Shelter Challenge this week, and the challenge is to use lace. So…the question was… How can I incorporate lace into my cartoon-ish card for a boy?
Can you find the lace on my card?
The answer is: It’s in the clouds! I took a piece of white lace, and colored it with my Copic Marker Refil Ink. (How – you ask? I rolled up the lace and placed it in a small plastic bag, then I put about 6 drops of B00 ink onto the bag, added a few drops of rubbing alcohol, and let it sit for a few minutes. When I removed the lace from the bag, I rinsed it in water and laid it out to dry.)
After trying several variations of paper and lace placement, I decided to cut out portions of the lace to act as clouds instead of the entire piece.
I hope you enjoyed my card, and thanks for stopping by. Have a healthy and creative week.
Hi, crafty peeps!
I’ve had some extra time this week to make a few additional cards, so I’m trying to get ahead of my needs for the fall. Since this week’s Paper Shelter challenge is to use dies, I decided to use a few while making this card – because I just love the digi. The design reminds me of my kids when they were young – running down the sidewalk on their Big Wheels when Big Wheels were the best thing in the world for them (have I dated myself?).
The design is “My Racing Car” by Paper Shelter. I’m going to enter this into The Paper Shelter’s “Punches and Dies” challenge. To make the clouds, I embossed some white card-stock, then punched them out with my trusty Fiskars cloud punch. I also used two coordinating SB labels die sets for my sentiment and digi.
Hope you enjoyed my card – have a very happy, healthy, and creative week.
Forgive me, I’ve borrowed the line from the play, Little Shop of Horrors, and adapted it for a friend of ours. Our friend loves to work in his yard, and has a beautiful selection of plants and flowers – and specializes in Hostas. He has over 200 varieties in his yard. His birthday was late last week, but, as usual, I didn’t get his card mailed in time. I’m great at getting cards made – but bad in mailing them in time.
Isn’t this the cutest digi? It comes from Rick St.Dennis, and is called Buddy and his Pet Plant.
I’ve colored it with Copic Markers, used a Spellbinder’s Die cut. The flowers are Blushing Bouquet die from Memory Box.
Thanks for stopping by, have a healthy and creative week. Check out my teammates cards on the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge this week – they have some really great ideas.
Hugz and creativity,
PS: Happy Birthday, Spence – the card is in the mail!
Hi crafty peeps! This week’s card features flowers, dies and color. My digi is Sunflower Smoochie from The Stamping Boutique – colored with my Copics, of course.
The butterfly, butterfly heart, Happy Birthday, and flowers on the background of the card are made from Memory Box Dies. The loose flowers on the front of this card are from my stash.
I hope you enjoyed my card, don’t forget to stop by the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge to see other examples of What’s in your Garden.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great and creative week.
Hi! Thanks for stopping by. This week’s Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge is to use a water or beach theme. Today’s card features one of the big-eyed gal digis from Lacy Sunshine. This one is called Carla Cattails Water Whimzies.
Both dps are from Michaels, the die cuts are Spellbinders, and my design is colored with Copics (of course). Be sure to check out the other cute cards my teamies have created this week at the Outlawz.
Thanks again for stopping by, have a fun and creative week.
Unfortunately, every once in a while we need to express our love for someone through a sympathy card and this type of card is difficult to make when your emotions take over. Since my card this week for the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge was to feature the Lily Cross (3801) by Eureka! Stamps, I decided that I would use the design to create several sympathy cards.
This is the card I submitted for this week’s challenge:
My 5×7 card is a basic white-on-white. The embossing card is by Lifestyle Crafts – I love this embossing folder and thought that the rays of sun would make the perfect background for my cross. The Spellbinders die came from the Romantic Rectangles set (S5-090). I used my Copic markers on the cross and lilies, and the sentiment is from the set of 10 Sympathy Sentiments available through Squigglefly.
Here are three other cards I made using the same Lily Cross and two of the other sentiments from the same Squigglefly set:
Now that I have a few sympathy cards made up, I hope they get very dusty, and I never have to use them. I’d be more than happy to store them for a long, long, while.
Don’t forget to check out the Outlawz challenge this week – it’s Anything Goes. Thank you for stopping by, and have a great week with lots of time to be creative!
Hugz and Creativity,
Nothing is more exciting than the birth of a new baby in the family. My nephew and his wife are due any day now, and I wanted to create a card worthy of sending to them. Luckily, I had the advantage of a Rick St. Dennis design – Cat Nap (RSD) to use.
This week’s Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge is “Yes” – For The Embossible. I heat embossed the sentiment as part of the challenge, and I had a great time coloring with my Copics and putting the card together.
Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to check out the Outlawz Greeting Card challenge to see other great cards made for inspiration by our Design Team.
Have a great and creative week. Hugz,
Welcome to my card-loving friends. I hope you are having a great week. I had so much fun making Easter cards for my family, I just couldn’t stop. This card was super easy and quick to make.
This beautiful cross is a digi stamp and called Lily Cross, by Eureka Rubber Stamps. I colored it with Copic markers, my preferred method of coloring my digis. I love to color flowers like this, it gives me an opportunity to practice my blending techniques. I created the sentiment directly in Word – one of the quickest tools for me to create sentiments.
My photography, however, needs some work. In reality, the blending of the yellow halo is much more subtle than the picture shows. Someday, perhaps, my photography skills will improve so what you see on screen is what you would see in person. Anyway, this card was a lot of fun to make.
Thanks again for stopping by today, I hope you have a fantastic Easter. Don’t forget to check out other Easter cards on the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge this week, because there are some fantastic cards created by our viewers as well as the Design Team.
Hugz and Creativity,