Thursday, April 28, 2011

Color Throwdown #139

I'm so excited about the colors at the throwdown this week!!!!

Here is what I made with them. 3-4 colors were required an I used all of 5 of them!

I finally ordered the Top Note die from SU (Thanks, Mo!) I made a card base using the die-don't cut all the way up on the folded cs. The cricut cart used is Graphically Speaking. I forgot how cool this one is with its "jumbled" word feature!
Hope ya like it!

Color Challenge April 26

There is a new color challenge waiting for you at The Outlawz!

Here is the inspiration photo we used to get our creations flowing.

Magenta,Celery Green, and Pale Yellow
April 26th's Application is Argyle

Here is how I was inspired by the colors:

Hope you find a way to incorporate argyle into your project and share it with us over at
The Outlawz. Lots of FREE goodies are going to be given away!!!! Don't miss out on your chance to win some of them.

Happy Crafting : )

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Color Challenge April 19

Here is the new Color Challenge at The Outlawz:

April 19th's Application is texture .

Colors to use are Apple green, Blue and White.

So fresh and clean, right?!

Here is what I made.

Hope you have a peaceful, healthy and Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Color Challenge April 12

Another Outlawz Color Challenge is up and running !

Are you ready to be inspired????

Colors to use are Vanilla, Brown sugar and a touch of red.

April 12th's Application is sewing (hand,machine or stamps).

Here is what I made:

Can't wait to see what you make!

Have a happy Sunday : )

Color Throwdown #137

It's time for another Color Throwdown !!!! I love these challenges sooo much. It's for fun and not a lot of pressure to make it happen when the inspiration colors are so awesome!

Here are the colors:

Here is the card set I made:

It's hard to make just one card when you have all these supplies in front of you : ) I get carried away but loooove it!

A mini card embossed with swiss dots. I punched out the heart and let yellow shine through!
Added a hanging heart to the bow/
Lil' Ducky riding the wave! Standard card size.
I made this yellow flower out of canvas. The frayed edges were easy just pull away strips until you get the achieved look you want. I sewed in a pearl to the crocheted flower center and tied with thin string to keep it delicate looking. Satin ribbon as a stem. The teal frame is embossed but you can barely see it-they are inverted instead of popping up!

A slim simple card with 3 random flowers. I love the little bee n the last one! It was a button and I cut the shank off to attach it.
This felt flower was easy peasy! I just attached it! It's Dear Lizzy by American Crafts. I used embroidery thread to make the stem and leaf.

I hope you play along too and submit your project so we can all see your craftiness :)

Have a great Sunday : )
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Moxie Fab World Card Sets Challenge

I was told about this challenge at The Moxie Fab World so I thought why not add a container to my set and enter it! The best part is we give away our creations at the end if we are randomly chosen. I love the idea of that because I have accumulated soooo many cards and containers that I don't know what to do with them all, so this is a great idea!!!!

I love to share!!!

My butterfly card set now has a matching shopping bag with a surprise inside it!
Here is what the set includes for a lucky winner:

An 8x8 decorated chipboard frame/mini album. Inside is blank to personalize.

A "Wonderful Friend" matching card

A "Hi" card. The butterfly background paper was stamped by me. Coordinating stick pin (made by me!).

The shopping bag made to match (Cricut cart: Tags,Bags, Boxes and More - @ 5 1/2 inches)the set of butterfly cards and book/album. I put a piece of vellum in the window to make it appear a bit softer. I tied on light blue ribbon and a "Hope" tag with string. I couldn't resist putting another one of those whimsy beautiful butterflies on the bag!
If they win my set they get 3 stick pins too! I wrapped them up and tucked them in the shopping bag for them : )

I'm excited to win to give this set away!!!!

So glad a friend told me about this challenge! Thanks Bren :)

Play along and maybe you'll be the lucky winner of this set!!!

I was a featured stamper!!!!

How cool is it to be featured? VERY!!!!! : )

I have been smiling ear to ear since I got the news!!!

I found this site called the Color Throwdown and I loooved the challenge colors they chose for the week so I entered for fun, never thought I'd win. Holy Moly! I did!!!!

I am proud to display their badge on my sidebar - take a peek!

The projects in my last post were featured ; )

Friday, April 8, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge

Oooh weeee! I am sooo happy I found this site to play along with their challenges! I love color and I loooove challenges so it's a win win! Make sure you check them out!

Here are the colors to work with :

Color Throwdown #136
Here is what I made:
(I couldn't make just one card, I kept going, 3 cards and a board book later.....!) Not to mention my love of butterflies I was meant to play today! It felt great!!!
All papers are DCWV-Mariposa (means butterfly in italian)Stack

Group Shot came out a little darker than I had hoped but it gets lighter in the individual shots.

This is the board book or mini album. It is 8x8 held together with sky blue ribbon.
Stick pins made by me! My new obsession: ) MS edger -double scallop. Random buttons to coordinate.
My Minds Eye bakers twine in blue and white-love this stuff! I made the background pp with the stamp shown and VersaColor Mocha Truffle ink
MS glitter over the sentiment and a Recollections Boutique Fleur Butterfly embellishment pop dotted on!

I had such fun making all this and can't wait to participate in more throwdowns!

Color Challenge April 5

I am a bit late in posting my Tuesday Color Challenge but here it is ...finally!

Color Challenge at The Outlawz

Brown and Turquoise

April 5th's Application - Add Distressing.

Here is what I made!
(Front of the card) I just love that little felt birdie in a boat!

(Inside view of the card) Rain, Rain go away, far away! Spring? Where are you????
What are you playing for this month? For the Color Challenge, if you play every week a randomly drawn crafter will win a $12.00 gift certificate to "Shelly's Images"! Her digis are fabulous and you can check out her store at

But wait.....there's more! Rusty at Oozak is sponsoring the COPIC ABS - airbrush System Set #1 (winner to pay shipping cost) How cool is that?!!

And.....Susana, owner of SCACD has generously offered a $25.00 (store merchandise only) to another lucky random winner.

In order to be eligible for the Oozak and SCACD prizes, you must link us up with the inlinkz located on the right side of the tab bar on the top of every page in the "April Inlinkz" tab. Please follow the guidelines to enter for the prizes. You don't want to miss out!

Please only one entry per week per challenge.

This is such a great opportunity for FREE goodies so I hope you go to the Outlawz and join the fun!

Happy Friday!