Monday, October 27, 2014

I Was Framed!

I played with a fun digital image from Squigglefly today and made a Halloween card for one of my grandkids. I have five of them (grandkids), so I have to work all month to make sure they each get one with a little treat-no tricks from grandma!
The image is called Daisy Clown by artist Tam Hess. I colored her with my trusty Copics and then framed her with a die-cut and embossed oval frame. I embellished simply with a couple star-shaped buttons as well as a tiny pumpkin button. I just cut off their hanks (loops?) and adhere them with glue dots.
I also added a couple vellum candy corn stickers. I replaced the image's eyes with teeny tiny google eyes, then highlighted the whole image with white gel pen.
I think Halloween is my second favorite holiday, right behind Christmas.
The new theme at Squigglefly Challenge blog is to "frame it." I think I did the theme justice, don't you? LOl What are you going to frame for this week's Squigglefly challenge? Don't forget to use a Squigglefly digi image for your chance to win free digis!! Go check out all of Tam's digi images!
Challenges I am Entering:
Craft Your Passion - Halloween/Sweet Treats
My Craft Creations - always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge - Treats
Card Mania Challenge - Buttons
MarkerPOP Challenge blog - Anything Goes using markers

Have a crafty day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Anything Goes at the Outlawz Greetings Challenge This Week

I love an Anything Goes challenge. The Outlawz Greetings offers an Anything Goes theme on the last Monday of every month. This week, Inky Impressions is the guest sponsor.
My digi image is called Angelica's Giant Pumpkin. Isn't she cute? I colored her with Copics, distressed her with inks, then popped her onto a die-cut frame. My sentiment is a leftover from my stash-last one! I embellished with sparkling leaves and pearls. But my card is not your usual one-fold card!
I made a Z-fold card so it stands up and makes an awesome presentation. Z-fold cards are super easy to make. Just fold your paper as you would for a regular card, then fold back the front face of your card. Stand it up and look at it from above-it should look like a backwards Z!
Here's another view of my card.
So what's not to love about the Outlawz Greetings new challenge? It's Anything Goes, and to a crafter, the sky's the limit! Come join us!

Challenges I am Entering:
Love to Create - More Than One Fold
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Fall colors
Paper Makeup Stamps - Pumpkins

Monday, October 20, 2014


Hope so, because we are having a huge party at the Outlawz!! Yes, you read it right!! A party! At the Outlawz!! 
We are just about to 3000 members! Woohoo!! And we hope that by the end of our celebration we will have our 3000 members and be on our way to 4000!!
The Outlawz ladies have been working hard and have a boatload of sponsors, lots of prizes, and some fun and games for you, too! I believe there is also an extra challenge or two!!
If you are here at this blog, then you have the opportunity to participate in our SCAVENGER  HUNT!!
Yes, each of us listed below has placed a clip art image on our sidebar! Write down what you see because on the OUTLAWZ  MAIN PAGE,  you will see a  black "PARTY!"  tab at the top under the Outlawz banner.  Follow the links to get to the Scavenger Hunt as well as the other activities that are going on.
 Let’s get started!
Here is the list of 14 DT members along with their blogs. Just visit each one and write down the Party clip art that is on the sidebar. You will  need this to complete the hunt!
If you get lost along the way, go back to the Outlawz Party tab and resume!
Penny O       
Linda W      
Pat M       
Linda O      

And here are the items you are looking for. They should be easy to find. Look on the blog sidebars near the top!
Pumpkins,  Party Balloons, Fireworks, Party Girl, Color Star, Party Penguin, Penguin Painter, Dancing Couple, Party Animal, Party Mask,  Party Hat, Party Bunting/Banner, Party Confetti, Party Gnome.
Complete instructions for entering the Scavenger Hunt is on the Outlawz Main Page  PARTY! tab.  
Have fun!!!! And don't forget to see what other activities are going on during our Party Week!!

FALLing for new Squigglefly Challenge

My card today is brimming full of Fall, which happens to be the new Squigglefly challenge this week! Make a project about Fall or Halloween.
I used Angela Charles' cute image "Pocket Girl." First I layered my card base with patterned papers from my stash drawer. Then I colored my girl with Copics. The sentiment is from a SU set, which I framed with a die cut paper I decorated with homemade shimmer mists.
Since I'll be mailing this card out, I needed flat embellishments, so I sprinkled sequins on the page, and the card was complete!
Squigglefly Designs has come out with some amazing digis this month, so if you haven't checked them out yet, click HERE.
Now for some fun--make a card or tag or altered art piece or canvas or scrapbooking layout with a Fall or Halloween theme AND a Squigglefly image, and you'll be in the running for free digis.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Going in Circles at Outlawz Greetings Challenge

I get such a laugh when I check out what's new at Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.
Take the image with which I created my card today. The image is called Howdy Pilgrim, and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it! Of course, sentiments or captions also set the tone of a card, and I found one on The Quote Garden. It's supposed to be a heart-warming cheer for the pluck of pilgrims, so on my card, with Howdy Pilgrim, it takes on a whole new meaning, doesn't it?
I used patterned paper from  DCWV paper stack, then colored my image with Copics and distress inks from Tim Holtz. Since this week's Outlawz Greetings Challenge is to incorporate CIRCLES on your card, I added a few buttons and a shiny jewel. The large colorful circle was made by punching out five circles, folding them in half, then adhering them side-by-side, so that when placed on my card, they fan out into a globe of Fall colors.
I hope you play in this week's challenge at the Outlawz!! Show us how we send you "round & round" in your crafting time!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Squigglefly Grab Bag Special

Need inspiration? Need more digis? Check out the Squigglefly store this week. Not only will you find both there, but they have a fantastic special promotion going on:
No tricks, just treats this weekend!  For every $1.00 spent in our store this weekend ( 10-18-14 through midnight central standard time 10/19/14) you will be entered into a drawing to win a  grab bag of 10 Halloween images!  Winner will be announced on the Squigglefly blog and on Facebook on Monday, October 20th.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bugaboo Challenge is Magical

Today's card features a Bugaboo digi image from the Harpot collection, one of my favorites! This one is called "The Gentle One."
I colored him with Copics, and as I colored the hair, I discovered my ink was running sketchy. But I liked what it did to the image's hair-kind of mixed black and grey, so I left it as is.
My sentiment is a phrase from a quote I found on The Quote Garden and printed in Microsoft Word.
Bugaboo offers a challenge this week with a Fall theme.
Nothing says Fall like the magic of turning leaves. It's as if Mother Nature gives up the beauty of the trees with a final and triumphant burst of glorious color so we can remember her colors when winter casts its grey and white spell over the land.
I embellished my card with patterned papers, pearls and leaves, simple but the papers are very busy.
Go check out the Bugaboo Challenge blog-with all their inspiration, I'm sure you too will catch the bug and want to play along this week!!