Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Outlawz Color Challenge

Outlawz Feb 21st Color Challenge!

WHAT DAY IS IT?? It's a new COLOR CHALLENGE day over at The Outlawz! Woot! And again, this month our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.
Prize: 5 Digital Stamps - Yay!

Now here is the photo inspiration, picked by fellow DT member, our very own Ursula. Great, huh! 

I love this picture and got a very southwest feeling from it. Those pillows on the sofa just screamed use me for your inspiration.  So I did.  Then my eye caught the mount hanging on the wall.  So I added that in as my inspiration as well.  

Like always, I turned to my trusty Silhouette Cameo to help me create.  I didn't quite get the blues and cranberry colors I was hoping to pull from the sofa pillows, but I do believe I caught that southwest theme I was feeling.  I know plenty of hunters who would enjoy getting a card like this. And for a change, making a masculine card was easy for me.  

I had problems with the buck silhouette getting lost in the Aztec print, so I popped him up with dimensional dots. Made a big difference in the look.  I finished off the look with a plain brown ribbon, a bright orange button, and a happy birthday sentiment. 

I'm so glad you stopped by! And I hope you decide to join us in our this week's challenge! You just might be a winner! (In our eyes...everyone is a winner, though!)

Thanks so much, 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Outlawz Color Challenge

I made this card for a Challenge at The Outlawz.  This was a color  challenge where I had to use three specific colors from a Color Bingo  Card.  I chose the first row, Teal, Jade, and Black.   What was I thinking?  

So, off to the Silhouette Store I went to find me a fun card base to use and some patterned paper in one of the three colors.  While I was looking, I also found the perfect sentiment and a graphic as well.  

Add a little black ribbon down the outter edges, and some flat flowers to match the paper and we have a finished card.  Or do we?  I didn't think it was quite done so I added some colored pearls on the inner circle and the flower, then finished it off with pearl on opposite corners of the card base. 

I hope you enjoyed my Kre8tion for today.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. 


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart

Today I have a card to share with you  I made from designer papers from Sherri Baldy Besties.   I sat and looked at this paper for a very long time before I finally got brave enough to cut it out.  The paper is digital, so even if I did mes it up, I would always have more to work with for the second take.  However, it was still so pretty, it made it hard to cut into it.

I have to say, the sit and wait, stare at the pretty paper worked well for me with this card, Though, I do not recommend it on a regular basis.    LOL

This is the paper I received this month to work with for this card. 

So here is the card I came up with this for my card.

I have started to use my Silhouette Cameo to help me create my cards and scrapbook pages.  I did the same with this card.  I love the fact that I can create a shape and add a pattern to it.  In this case, I was able to size and choose just the right part of the paper for my card, then cut it to the perfect size.  I am also able to pick a color from the image to use as my background mat.  In the end, I have a perfectly match card, with perfect sizes for my front piece and my mats.  I am also able to perfectly place my pieces on the mat to ensure I have the card I want.  

I have to say, this is one of the fanciest card I have made.  I really like it.  It is amazing what well design paper and a good cutting machine can do for creating cards.  Each layer is separate sheet of paper.   

Have a closer look at some of the elements of the card. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #110 ~ My Favorite Things

Good Morning,  Thanks for coming back to my blog for the next Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #110 - Your Favorite Things. 


The sponsor(s) for this challenge are:

Miss Daisy Stamps

Prize: 4 Digital Images (1 from each artist)

 Jennifer Nilsson Art  ♥︎  Mari Digis  ♥︎  Miss Daisy’s Collection ♥︎  We Are 3  

Join us at Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group to meet the artists, 
share fun & inspiration, receive freebies and special deals. See you there!

Rick St. Dennis

Prize: 2 Digital Images

"Rick St,dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years, you can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy . Inspiration projects from the Rick St.dennis Elite
 Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.

Rick also has a personal blog  and on Facebook there is the Rick St.dennis Digi fans and friends group, showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images there to be eligible to win prizes."

Odd Ball Stamps
Oddball Art Stamps
Prize: 3 Digital Images

This week for my Crafty Gals Corner Design Team posting, I am working with the digi Tulip Umbrella by Miss Daisy Stamps.   Spring is just around the corner, so this was a great digi to use.  And, I received a bonus sentiment! 

The challenge this week was to use your favorite tings. Everyone knows that I love to work with lace and flowers. So, this is what I worked with for this card. The card base is from the Silhouette Design Store (ID: 44890).  I matched the yellow in the tulips with a pale yellow paper, then used a yellow and white stripped paper for the front and for the insert on the inside. I also used a blue to match the umbrella as a highlight for the front of the card.    I finished off my card with my favorite things, a pretty piece of lace, a small white rose and two tiny pink roses.  

It is plain and simple, but I really like it.  It will be a great pick me up card for someone feeling down. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog, make sure you take time to visit the other design team member blogs.  They have some awesome creations to share with you. 


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tsunami Rose Designs ~ Embossing Folder Storage

I love working with anything that is Tsunami Rose Designs. Her papers are always elegant, trendy, and vibrant.  I expected nothing less with the Rose Notecard Journal Kit, the Rose Notecard Addons, and the Ephemera sets 12 and 14.   these papers are so versatile and can be used for any project desired.   Printing them off with a Laser printer provides such fantastic results, with perfect color every time. 

I used the Rose Notecard paper in conjuntion with my Silhouette Cameo to create this fun storage box for my embossing folders.  Because the Silhouette allows you to save patterns and then use them for shapes in the software, it makes it fast and easy to  create just about anything you want with these papers.  

Here is where you will find all the awesome things fans do with these papers, as well as where you can purchase the papers. 

TRD Etsy shop: http://bit.ly/tsunamirose 

TRD FB Fan Page: http://bit.ly/trdfbfanpage 
TRD FB Group: http://bit.ly/trdfbgroup 
TRD Blog: http://bit.ly/tsunamiroseblog 
TRD Youtube: http://bit.ly/tsunamiroseyoutube

Here are the links to the papers and Ephemera sets used in this months Design Team projects.  

Ephemera Set #14 -  http://bit.ly/ephemera14

Ephemera set #12 - http://bit.ly/ephemera_12
Rose Notecards Journal kit- http://bit.ly/rosenotecards
Rose Notecards Add on- http://bit.ly/rosenotecardsaddon

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cuddlly Cute Designs ~ Valentine Mailbox and Slider Card

Today I have a few projects to share with you. First I have a fun Valentine's Day Mailbox. This thing is huge. Much bigger than what I was expecting it to be. Therefore, it was more of a challenge to decorate than what I was expecting. I am still not so sure I am please with the outcome.  Mostly because I did not know what I wanted to begin with.  A bigger box, not having a plan of action, means uncertainty.  I do know, that with a larger than expected mailbox, I had to make my little cupid bears bigger than I normally would. They still turned out cute thou, I think! 

I added some layered hearts, and then some hearts hidden behind the rolled roses. I used tooth picks to put the hearts behind the roses. The added ribbons to help hide the toothpicks. I am still undecided if I like the look or not. I guess I can always make changes if it doesn't grow on me.  

How cute are these Valentine Cupid Bears (Cupid Cuties File) done up in Care Bear purple hearts. The poor little cupid with his bow and arrow looks like he is scared to death. My friend says, his is a cupid in training. Worried about where that arrow might land. 

The other project I have is a fun card! This is a slider card. I made it a little big bigger than the pattern suggested because I wanted the Cupid to be big enough to really enjoy. I was amazed at just how easy this card was to make. It is one that I will be making again.  The design is a Lori Whitlock card I picked up in the Silhouette Store. She also has a great tutorial in YouTube.  


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cuddly Cute Design ~ Cupid Cuties ~ Twisted Popup Card

Today I share with you Twisted Popup Card I made using the Cupid Cuties from Cuddly Cute Designs.  I used my Cameo to do a print and cut with the images, and add the arrow words at the top of each image.  I also got the sentiment for the inside from the Silhouette Store.  The Tutorial for this card can be found at Splitcoast Stampers

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner ~ Challenge # 109 ~ Using Shades Of Red

Good Morning, 

I am so excited to announce that I am one of the newest members of the Crafty Gals Corner Design Team.  My first project was to use Melonheadz images and create something using the color red.  I have used these images before and had so much fun working with them. So I was excited to work with them again.  So much so, that I made three cards and not just one.  

All are considered Clean and Simple cards.   I hope you like them.  Do you have a favorite?