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


Dear Santa…

Hi, Crafty Peeps!  Did you just come from Party Central? (a.k.a the Outlawz Challenge Party?)  If so, then you already know what great things we have planned for you – if not, then be sure to check it out – my design team members have knocked themselves out getting sponsors and they know how to throw a party!

To celebrate the party, I made a second card using Dr. Digi’s Naughty or Nice digi stamp. I love creating side step cards – this time I modified the Side Step template from Hot Off the Press for the base of the card.

DearSanta_stepBTW – If you haven’t been to our Greeting Card challenge this week, you need to see the beautiful cards my teamies have created.

Hope you have a healthy, happy and creative week – and Party On!

Linda O

Peace On Earth

Hi there crafty peeps, and welcome to my blog.  I’m hosting the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge this week, and I’ve had a lot of fun making my card — can you tell?

LindaO_ChristmasBooIsn’t she the cutest?  She is called Christmas Boo from Lacy Sunshine.  I just loved coloring her and making this card.  Our challenge this week is to use embossing – can you see where I introduced embossing?  I have a really cute snowflake embossing folder, but nothing directly linked to Christmas so I decided that it could be snowing outside instead of making Christmas Boo stand in the snow in her pajamas.  The  sb  window die was just perfect!

Just an FYI – the reds I used were (Copic Markers)  R14, R27 and R37.  I use this combo when I want shades of red.  If I need darker reds, I include R56.

Thanks for stopping by today – be sure to check out the inspiration my team mates made for this week’s embossing challenge at the Outlawz.

I hope you have a happy, healthy and creative week.

Linda O.

Hi Crafty Peeps!

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.

Linda O

Does “Thank You” Always Mean “Thank You?”

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 Puppydigi to create my second card.

BoyAndHisDog_4Both 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.

Linda O

High Flying Birthday

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?

HighFlyingBday3aThe 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.

Linda Osterwise

Rip-Roaring Birthday

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?).

PaperShelter_081514The 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.

Linda O



Feed Me Spence, Feed Me!

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,
Linda O

PS:  Happy Birthday, Spence – the card is in the mail! :-)