Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Outlawz TT: Where In The World

Where In The World!

Hello everyone!   The Outlawz has a BIG and I mean BIG celebration going on commemorating 200 Members!   Isn't that fantastic!     That is a real accomplishment.   Colleen Holmes created this wonderful site and her hard work has paid off with mega loyal followers!  

Our Twisted Thursday Party Challenge has the theme "Where In The World"   Make a card that represents the part of the world you are from.

Our wonderful sponsors for  this party challenge are: 

 $5.00 Gift Certificate 
 4 digi Images each

$20.00 Gift Certificate


For my card I a couple wonderful stamps from Stamp TV at GKD.   Theresa Momber was the illustrator of the stamps.  She is one of my FAVORITE!

The Red, White and Blue in the card represents the United States.  
The mixed media if embossing, Copic markers and Tim Holtz Distress Markers represent America's diversity.  The mountains and lake represent the California Sierra Foothills and the frog represents Calaveras County, where the famous frog-jumping contest was memoralized from Mark Twaine's short story, " Ther Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County " that was written in 1865.  We celebrate this special day annually.

Happy crafting...we are looking forward to seeing your Patriotic cards, representing where you live.

I am linking this card with the following challenge - not to mention

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I believe in the healing power of animals!    

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CMC: Big Hair!

Happy Wednesday to you!    I just finished my long 7 day stretch of work and am now off for some fun!   Yep - headed into my craft room!     :D

Color Me Creative has a great new challenge up and running.   The theme is "Big Hair".   I don't know about you but I just love to color hair and the bigger the better :D.    Although the challenge is on the Color Me Creative Classroom  site, you do not have to be enrolled in the class to join in on the challenge and win prizes!   


One lucky winner will win a prize from Crafts & Me
How fun is that!  

Color Me Creative Classroom  is a fabulous on-line classroom that has a variety of wonderful classes.   This is where I learned what to do with those wonderful Copic Alcohol ink markers I bought one day.   I came across a card by Suzanne Dean and it was love at first site....   Off to her blog I went and discovered her on-line classes.   I am currently taking her Alcohol Ink Marker #5 class.   One thing I really enjoy about her classes is that she doesn't just stick the the Copic Blending Buddies - She also shows you how to use Non-Blending Families in a way that not only blends but increases that wonderful contrast we love to have on our finished image!   

 Suzanne  is  starting a new group for those interested in trying the Twin Touch markers for those that want the benefit of Copic Alcohol ink markers at a more affordable price.   
Check out her class listings and see if it grabs your interest! Color Me Creative Classroom 

I used this wonderful image from CRAFTS & ME called the Aliah Digital Stamp.  

Skin tones: E50, E53, R20
Hair: Y11, Y21, E97, E99, 
Flower:  E40, E42, E44 and E28
Butterfly: B000, B04, Black Multiliner 0.03 mm

Bazzill Kiwi Crush, 
Brown Paper from my stash  
Cryogen for my focal image 
GKD Ivory Pure Luxury. 

I am linking this card with the following challenges: 

Color Me Creative - Big Hair ( I can't enter but YOU can :D)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Anything Goes, Challenge Blog - Anything Goes :D
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Country Living

Happy Friday everyone!    I work this weekend but have today to enjoy!     The day is just gorgeous and Fed Ex delivered my new macro lens so I am a happy girl!

I want to share my design team card I created for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.  The challenge is anything goes and you can incorporate a twist - transportation.


  • Copic alcohol ink markers
  • Creating Backgrounds
  • Creating rust (Suzanne Dean's Copic class 5)
B26, B24, B21,  E19, E13, E08, E00, YR 12, YR21
Grass: G40, G43, YG63, 
Dirt road: E18, E13, W5, W3, W0
Tires: C7, C5, C3, C1
Sky: C3, B00, B000

I am linking this to the following challenges: 
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Stamp Man Challenge - Time or Travel
Stampin With The Dragon - Transportation 

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Monday, June 18, 2012

THCRD: Summer Lovin

Happy Monday to everyone on bloggerland!   It is a wonderful mid 80's here at the foothills of the Sierra in Calaveras County.  I am able to enjoy having the doors open and feeling the gentle breeze.  My three birds think they died and went to heaven.   The littlest thinks he is KING and holding court with the birds outside! LOL

I want to share a card I created using the wonderful digi image from Bugaboo stamps.  Through The Craftroom Door has a new challenge and it is up and running.   Che challenge is "Summer Lovin" from the theme of Greece.  Theme: Summer Lovin' from Grease

Sponsor: Bugaboo and Crafts 'n' Me
Prize: 7 free images $21 value/ 3 free digis
Summer Lovin lyrics
Duet with John Travolta

Summer lovin', had me a blast
Summer lovin', happened so fast
Met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be
Summer days drifting away
To, uh oh, those summer nights

(Uh Well-a, well-a, well-a, uh!)
(Tell me more, tell me more)
(Did you get very far?)
(Tell me more, tell me more)
(Like does he have a car?)

She swam by me, she got a cramp
He ran by me, got my suit damp
Saved her life, she nearly drowned
He showed off splashing around
Summer sun, something's begun
But, uh oh, those summer nights

(Uh Well-a, well-a, well-a, uh!)
(Tell me more, tell me more)
(Was it love at first sight?)
(Tell me more, tell me more)
(Did she put up a fight?)

Took her bowling in the arcade
We went strolling, drank lemonade
We made out under the dock
We stayed out till ten o'clock
Summer fling don't mean a thing
But, uh oh, those summer nights

(Tell me more, tell me more)
(But you don't gotta brag)
(Tell me more, tell me more)
('cause he sounds like a drag)

He got friendly holding my hand
Well, she got friendly down in the sand
He was sweet, just turned eighteen
Well, she was good, you know what I mean
Summer heat, boy and girl meet
But, uh oh, those summer nights

(Tell me more, tell me more)
(How much dough did he spend?)
(Tell me more, tell me more)
(Could she get me a friend?)

It turned colder; that's where it ends
So I told her we'd still be friends
Then we made our true love vow
Wonder what she's doin' now?
Summer dreams ripped at the seams
But, oh, those summer nights

(Tell me more, tell me more)

Image:  Guy - Car from Bugaboo  Stamps.  This this this little just looks cool.  I added the flames to fit the  spirit of the challenge a little more.    From the black exhaust, I guess he can't afford the more expensive gasoline!  LOL   

Copics used:
Skin Tones E000, E11
Hair/Hires/Exhaust C3, C5, C7
Car: 21, B24, B26, B28
Flames: Y00, Y02, YR02, YR07
Background B0000, Opaque White Copic Ink

I am entering this card in the following challenges;
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Love To Create - Summer Time Fun!
and don't forget.......   Through The Craftroom Door - Summer Lovin

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Thank you for spending some of your time! :D  
Have a wonderful week!