Friday, August 31, 2012

The Outlawz - TT: Fuzzy Wuzzy

A BIG hello to you  and I hope your are having a wonderful weekend.   for those who celebrate Labor Day, keep it safe and have a blast!    

Here is the design team card I created for The Outlawz : Twisted Thursday Challenge.   Yep - it's up and running!   This is one you won't want to miss!   The theme is always - "Anything Goes" and the twist (if you want to add a twist) is "Teddy Bears".  I don't know about you but I just love to color fur and teddy bears have plenty of fun! :D    

Challenge reminders -
  • The Twisted Thursday challenge is always  "Anything Goes" which means you can make anything you want such as a scrapbook layout, card, gift tag etc. Each week we will provide a challenge twist that you can use within your creation should you choose to. If you choose to add the twist to your project, your name will go in the drawing twice for a chance to win the monthly Twisted Thursday specific prize.
  • If you enter more than one project in this week’s challenge you will receive a free digi stamp from 
Anne’s Digital Art. The digi stamp is exclusive to the Twisted Thursday Challenges and will change weekly so get your entries in to receive your free image.
Be sure to check out the site wide prizes for the month of August along the right sidebar and make sure you enter your creation in the 
"August Inlinkz" in order to have a chance to win. The 
Inlinkz tab can be found along the top with all of the other navigation tabs.

We have Marker Pop who is exclusively sponsoring our TT challenges monthly and a special offer for all Outlawz members!

I used an adorable clear stamp from Wild Rose Studio  called Get Well Toby. 
  I just adore this little stamp!    

Copics Used: 
Toby:  E35, E32, E30,  R20, Colorless Blender
Crutches:  C7, C5, C3, C1, E8
Bandages:  W0, W1
Floor:  W3, W1, W0
Background:  B000-, B000, R000, Copic Opaque White Ink

Tip:   Cut the designer paper to create the upper mat.  Make a frame  from  the designer paper with a Nestabilities die that is larger than the focal image.   The remainder of the die cut can be used
as a mat for another image.   Who doesn't want to stretch their supplies as far as they can!  

I am linking this card with the following images:
The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes - (Twist) Teddy Bears
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday's - Anything Goes

Aww Moment For The Day

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.   I will be back with a new card I created 
for Marker Pop soon!   

Approved By An Independent Lab

Hello everyone!   We all know how important it is to have a quality assurance program!   Well I happen to have my own "Independent Lab" that approves all my work.   He has quite an appetite so I can't say he is on minimum wages.

The Meaning of Rescue
Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked into my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage,
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry -
So much to regret.   Hmmmm ...

Yes, there it is, right on the top,
Let's unpack Loneliness, heartache and Loss,
And there by my bed hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave -
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Or will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things -
And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
And never repack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage -
Will you still want me?

           ~Author Unknown

The story of this wonderful Special Needs dog is on my Marker Pop post so I will not repeat it.  For the hear of his heart wrenching story and see more of his pictures, read my Marker Pop post HERE

I hope you are all having a wonderful week and your weekend is ready to start.   I will be working for the next four days but I hope you all find time to enjoy a wonderful weekend and for those who celebrate Labor Day - have a safe and great holiday!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Outlawz: TT - Rainy Days

I hope you had a great weekend!   I just did a  lot of R&R!    Just what the doctor ordered!    Who doesn't love that kind of weekend!  

I am going to take my first "bead" class tomorrow.  Wish me luck!   I am making a gorgeous bracelet.  - Well, at least the one the instructor made is gorgeous! LOL  

I wanted to share a card I created for my DT card at The Outlawz.   Twisted Thursday's challenge is... "Anything Goes - if you choose to do the twist for extra credit - The theme is Best Friends".

Our special sponsor is Marker Pop!  

I used this humorous image from the Girlfriend Series.   This inside says.....    Friends are your umbrella.     I just love all the the girlfriend Series stamps.  They also make cute saying to match the images.      I created the rain and YES.... they are BIG raindrops!

I am linking tho card with with following challenges.
The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes 0 and if you choose the twist, "Best Friends".
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

Aww Moment for the Day

That's all for tonight.   I hope to see you at Twisted Thursday's challenge

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CMC: Challenge - Black!


Hello to all my wonderful cyber friends!   I am back from Hawaii and the reality is setting in quickly letting me know that I am no longer on vacation! LOL!  

Color Me Creative Challenge is up and running!    The theme is to use your grey alcohol ink markers to create black on your image.   Black hair, fur, clothing, anything you want to dream up!     
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Milk  N Coffee. 

Copics Used:
Hair, Dress and floor: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Flowers: R20, R22, R24, R27 and  Opaque white
Skin Tone: E000, E00, E11, R20
Background:  BG0000, Bg00, C00, C1, R000, Opaque White

Completed Card.   Like the feathers?   I asked my parrot Mo Mo if she thought it was pretty.   She tipped her head and said... "Beautiful"!  She loves the feathers! 

I am linking this card with the following challenges: 

Aww Moment for the Day

Today is my last day of my long work stretch so I am looking forward to some 
heavy duty time in my craft room this week!    
Check out CMC and I hope to see your creation there! :D

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Outlawz:TT - Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams

Happy Friday everyone!   
I wanted to post my design team card for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge.  
The challenge is:   Anything goes - and if you choose to participate in the twist 
 - your name will be entered in twice!
The twist is.....
Boats, sailboats or canoes!   

I used this wonderful stamp set by Theresa Momber called Follow Your Dreams (GKD).
  You know I am crazy about all of Teresa's Stamps!   :D    

Copic alcohol ink markers
Texturizing with Flower soft

I am linking this card with the following challenges:
The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes - (twist) boats, sailboats and canoes!
Make It Monday - Anything Goes!
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

 Aww Moment for the Day

I will be posting my card for the CMC challenge soon.   
In the meantime, I hope to see you at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday challenge!  

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Marker Pop: Sticky Note Holder

Aloha!   Marie here from sunny Hawaii!   I am on a little R&R but wanted to post a 3-D project I created for my Marker Pop Design Team project before leaving the mainland.

I used an image from Wild Rose Studio.  They  have many new and adorable images available. Check out the wonderful Christmas Holiday images that are now available!   I can hardly wait to get my hands on these adorable clear stamps!   Take a look at some of the little Bella stamps HERE.

 The Post-It note holder I created makes a quick and easy gift that your special friends and family are sure to love.   Notes come in different sizes so measure your sticky note packet, double the length, add  1/2 inch for the spine of the the cover.  Now add 1/2 inch for the total width and  length to allow for a border.  The actual  dimensions of my project can be found on our Marker Pop Blog HERE.



 This is the inside view of the cover.

Tear off the protective back of the sticky note.   Adhere to the inside of your cover. Additional adhesive can be applied  to the back page if you prefer.

 Any colored image can be used to embellish the front of your project. Take a look at some of the Wild Rose Studio Holiday images and image all the wonderful, quick and easy Holiday gifts you can create for those special friends.

I am linking this card with the following challenges:

Inspire  Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Summer Days

Aww Moment for the Day:

Mahalo for stopping bye and remember that there is still time to participate in this week's Marker Pop Challenge # 4!  
Hope to see your creation there!