When is a card more than a card?

Welcome, Crafty Peeps!  I had so much fun making this card, I just HAD to get it posted on my site.  Yes, I know, I’m terrible at updating my site – and I apologize for that.  But… I just had to explain more about this card.

Card or Game?


The fun thing about the card is that it’s also a game card.  The object is to get the balls to “drift” into the small holes in the background of the card – all within the plastic window.  I’m not sure if this type of game ever had a name, but I can remember having lots of fun playing with them.

I was inspired when I came across some shaker bubbles on eBay.


Outlawz New Challenge – Festive Fridays

Hi, Crafty Peeps!  Just wanted to share a couple of cards that I’m going to enter in this week’s Festive Fridays challenge with the Outlawz.  Last week, I didn’t get my card submitted in time, and this week, I’m submitting it towards the end of the week.  Maybe next week, I’ll get it submitted earlier in the week – wish me luck!

My image for this first card is from Lacy Sunshine – entitled Emily Rainy Day.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I’ve chosen to submit my card for the Step in a puddle and splash your friend day challenge. (Tag: FF15​0116)


My second image is also from Lacy Sunshine – called Raining Frogs.

LacySunshineRainingFrogsI couldn’t resist making the frogs to go along the left side… The frog is one of the built-in designs that came on my Scan N Cut. Just had to add them – couldn’t resist!

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


New Cards and a New Challenge

Hello, Crafty Peeps!  I just had to share some new cards with you, besides the card that is being featured this week on the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  This week, it was my turn to pick the challenge, and I picked “inchies”.  Be sure to check out the fantastic cards that our DT made, as well as the beautiful responses we’ve had.  “Inchies” can be a lot of fun to work with.  This is the card I shared on the Outlawz.


I had to use my new toy – err, ummmm, tool, to cut out my inchies.  The “celebrate” text comes as a built-in design on my Scan N Cut.

The next card uses an image from Sandi Huggett of Sandi’s Samples.  The butterflies are from Memory Box Dies.    The BP on this card and the next card is from Heartfelt Creations.


Last week, the Outlawz started a new challenge – the Festive Fridays Challenge.  Each week, they will offer up to four fun holidays to choose from.  Be sure to check it out each week to see what this creative team comes up with.

The sentiment on the card below was computer generated in MS Word.  I added a small bird (freebie from the internet) to the left of the text, then overlaid an unfilled rectangle shape on top of it, and modified the right edge of the rectangle to create the flag.  I grouped the text and the rectangle/flag, then copied and pasted several on a page.  Once printed, I used my Scan N Cut to cut them out leaving a small white border (don’t you love that little border?).  Now I have a “stash” of Happy Bird-days to use later.Bird-1

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


Having fun with my Christmas present

Santa brought me what I asked for this year… a Scan N Cut machine!  I’m learning to do all sorts of fun things with it, and having a lot of fun at the same time.  Look what I just made – using my Scan N Cut for each item within the card.


I’m in the process of writing the steps that it took to complete this card – I hope to have it uploaded in the next day or so.

Thanks for stopping by – hope you have a healthy, happy and creative day!

Hugz,  Linda

December Already?

What’s happened to 2015?  Weren’t we just celebrating the New Year?

I have some Holiday cards that I’ve made that haven’t been posted on the Outlawz site.  I thought I’d share them with you.

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Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check out this week’s Anything Goes challenge on the Outlawz Greetings Challenge.  Have a healthy, happy, and creative week.


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.