Monday, August 3, 2015

It's Time for BINGO at the Outlawz Challenges

I don't often create cards for guys, and yet I have so much fun doing so, you'd think I'd be whipping them out willy-nilly! LOL
Well, today I created this very masculine card for the Outlawz Greetings challenge. Their theme this week is to choose a line from the TIC-TAC-TOE Grid and create a project, anything, as long as it uses the three items in the TIC-TAC-TOE line you've chosen, and a Sentiment on the front.
I got to play with an awesome image set from Dee Dee's Digis called "Tool Time." This digital set includes: 9 outline images, 9 pre-colored images, 9 white-filled layering images, and 9 sentiments, in JPG and PNG file formats. All set elements have a resolution of 300 dpi/ppi, and are easily resizable to fit your crafting needs.
When a sentiment is broken into two parts, I like to create an easel card for a bigger impact, especially those zingers that make us smile or laugh. Here, I created the front of my card with the toolbox image, colored with my trusty Copics. I "framed" it with a few photo die-cuts and added the first part of the sentiment.
When standing up, the second part of the sentiment delivers the zinger, and I used the pre-colored image of a screwdriver to "bring it home." 
I chose the TIC-TAC-TOE grid line that asks for "CHARM, IMAGE & WASHI TAPE." My charm is the tiny key on my toolbox, and I used the Washi tape like a ribbon running horizontally under my sentiments.
Now it's your turn to have a go at the Outlawz Greetings Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week and create something to link up with us.
Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting When we Can - Use ribbon, twine or WASHI TAPE
Challenge Up Your Life - Use wood or Cork (wood papers)
Crafty Friends challenges - Inspired by a Movie (Overboard w/Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell-one of my favorite comedies)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes

Sammi Stamps Sponsoring Craft your Passion Challenge This Week

Today I paired Green and Purple together for my card. Using Sammi Stamps' Comfy Cocoa image, I colored her with Copics and color blocked her onto my card using leftover pieces of patterned paper from my stash box.
The sentiment is from Kahlil Gibran, whom I discovered while still in high school. I embellished simply with jewels and a strip of leftover black lace.
This is my DT project for Craft Your Passion, and I hope I've inspired you to create for this week's Anything Goes challenge that starts today.
Happy crafting!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Progressive Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz

Every month on the very first day, the Outlawz Progressive Freebie group introduces a new sponsor. If you linked up your project with last month's sponsored image, you will receive this love digi from Blueberry Bear Digi Stamps.
Missed out last month? All you have to do is purchase this image and link it up, and you will receive next month's image for free!
I created a Happiness Jar. My daughter came up with the idea of a Happiness Jar. She writes a blog of positive affirmations and helpful hints to achieve self-love called Scars and Sparkles. Your container can hold every happy little moment you can squeeze out of ordinary days to remind you that life is really sweet even when things aren't going your way.
 I colored my image with Copics and highlighted with white gel pen, then fussy-cut her out. Starting with a mason jar, I piled on a liberal amount of homemade mod-podge, tissue papers, shimmer mist (my own handmade), assorted jewels and butterflies, and a smidge of washi tape and ribbon. And for my finishing touch, a pretty white feather (I love using feathers on my projects).
Whether you join in the progressive freebie this month, there's a whole lot of inspiration at the Outlawz Progressive Freebie this month. Hope to see you there!!
Challenges I am Entering:
De-Stempelwinkel challenges - Use lyrics from a song/Poem/quote ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")
Left of Center Creations challenges - Inspired by a Song ("Don't Worry, Be Happy")
Stempelsonnen challenges - Anything Goes/stamp as main focus

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Found a Happy Place

Today I decided to create a scrapbook page for my last guest DT project for DeeDee's Digis. I have had a lot of creative fun while playing with some awesome image sets. Everyone who participates in their progressive challenges has a chance of becoming a Guest DT member. AND when you use the digi of the month, you will receive next month's digi for free!
Pictured above is my hubby during our road trip vacation to Siesta Key back in 2009. We tried Siesta Key again this Spring, but only my daughter and he enjoyed the vacation. I ended up with acute bronchitis and a sinus infection the day we got to our luxurious condo on the beach, and spent most of the time in bed.
I created this page using the following in Adobe Photoshop:
Elements from the following DeeDee’s Digis sets:
Monkey Business/ Paper Dots patterned paper
Beachy State of Mind/4 pre-colored images & sentiment
Christmas Grunge Textured papers/Royal Blue & Chocolate Brown
Button 2
Elements from Mischief Circus:
Rucola Designs freebie/Summertime poster
Newsprint Butterfly
Palm tree
Challenges I am Entering:
Anything But a Card challenges - Anything Goes (no cards) 
Allsorts challenges - Add a Butterfly
Splendiferous Creations - B is for...(Beach)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Will Work for Treats

Today's DT project for DeeDee's Digis uses images from two different sets, Dad's Day Off and Goody Jars. This lovable corgi comes from the Dad's Day Off set. This digital set includes: 3 outline images, 17 pre-colored images, 3 white-filled layering images, and 7 sentiments, in JPG and PNG file formats. All set elements have a resolution of 300 dpi/ppi, and are easily re-sizable to fit your crafting needs. 

I printed the pre-colored image twice and used pop dots to give him dimension. The rest of the images come from the set Goody JarsThis digital set includes: 16 outline images, 39 pre-colored images (some images in multiple colors), and 16 white-filled layering images, in JPG and PNG file formats. All set elements have a resolution of 300 dpi/ppi, and are easily resizable to fit your crafting needs.
I played around in Photoshop and "filled" a jar with dog treats, then printed twice (again for some dimension). A few extra doggie treats, a bit larger, embellish my sentiment (snagged from and my card is finished.
DeeDee's Digis has so many sets that can be mixed and matched to fit anyone's style or need. Why don't you check them out? There's sure to be something (a lot of somethings) that tweeks your muse!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

We All Scream for Ice Cream

There's some fun over at DeeDee's Digis blog. They're hosting a progressive challenge. All you have to do to join in the fun is create a project with this month's featured image. That would be Ice Cream Truck, a very popular vehicle throughout these hot, sunny days. LOL
Once you link up your project, the next month's featured set will be sent to you FOR FREE!! Now who doesn't like FREE?! I know I do!
This digital set includes: 3 outline images, 9 pre-colored images, 3 white-filled layering images, and 6 sentiments, in JPG and PNG file formats. All set elements have a resolution of 300 dpi/ppi, and are easily resizable to fit your crafting needs.
I printed out four pre-colored images of bears and set them as compass points to the corners of my shaped card. My sentiment is the focal point, and I used a few flowers and brads from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
If you want in on next month's freebie, get to the store quick. It's still half price, but I don't know how long that will last. And as always, crafters, have fun!

What Happens in Germany, Stays in Germany

Today brings a card for my sister, who has spent the last ten days with her German national boyfriend in Berlin. My sentiment is a take on the American TV ads regarding Las Vegas, where whatever goes on there, stays there. She will love this card, and can share it with her love.
The new challenge at Ike's World Challenges is to create "anything but a square." I don't do many square cards (too much postage when mailing), so this was an easy one for me. I feel I am still getting my feet wet as a new DT member at Ike's blog.
Anywho, did you know that the colors of the German flag are Red, GOLD and Black (I missed that question on Trivia Crack). I used the national colors to design the background of my card, and to frame this cute image, called Leiderhosen, from the Germany Bundle over at Ike's Art Store. The bundle comes with seven images!!
You still have time to link up your project in this challenge for your chance to win free digis of your choice. You don't have to use an Ike's Art image, but you get your name in the draw twice each time you do! I like those odds, don't you?! And if you join the Ike's Art Fan Page on Facebook, there are several freebies with which to play to your heart's content. So snag them and come on over! And as always, crafters, have fun!
Challenges I am Entering: