Thursday, August 14, 2014

Early Bird

Early Bird 2014
Welcome to The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge and for this week out Twist is “Things that can Fly”. My choice for this week is a stamp by Designs By Ryn rubber stamp. He has some of the coolest stamps and I LOVE hummingbirds. The stamp is called “Flying Hummingbird 2”. She has a blog if you would like to stop by and check it out. The reason I titled this “Early Bird” is I get the magazine called Birds and Bloom and the issue from June/July 2010 I found what is called Allen’s and it said you can see this flier regularly only along a strip of the California and southern Oregon coasts, where it nests. One of the earliest migrants, the Allen’s hummingbird migrates north from Mexico as early as December, arriving at nesting ground in January. Once the female lays the second clutch of eggs, the adult male wastes no time heading back to Mexico, sometimes flying south as early as mid-May. The rest of the family follows later.
Our sponsor for the month of August is
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The paper is from Die Cuts with a View the stack is the Botanical one. I sponged around with Brilliance color ink coffee bean. The pearl paper is a crimson color. I cut out the Hummingbird.
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Used Tim Holtz’s alterations (new) shadow press called Hello 2, used the word “Beautiful” and my new Tim Holtz’s star cluster die. Added some big brown pearls.
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Added one of Lasting Impression branch stamps for the inside and stamped it with the Brilliance coffee bean ink. Did some faux stitching on the inside also. Left it open for a stamped message or a written message.
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These are the copic markers used to color the stamped image. I also used some wink of stella orange and black ink to give it the shine. Here is the close up.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a nice week end.
enter my card in designs by ryn ends Sept 1

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Go Wild

Go Wild 2014
It is Thursday again so it is time for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge and like every week it is anything goes and the twist we have for this week is “MEN AT WORK”, so we hope you will join us we would love to see your card. 

Our sponsor for the month of August is

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The image I choose for this week is from Mo Manning and he is called “Adventure Guy”, He is adorable. I was just over my Mo’s store and she is having a Big SALE if you want to stop by, the sale ends August 10th 2014.

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The papers are from DCWV the stack is called Alpha Zoo and I also cut the sentiment out of the paper from the stack. Added some of the Burlap paper from the DCWV stack. I had the ribbon it is furry. Then add a small turtle I had in with my embellishments.

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For the inside I cut this sentiment out from the Zoo stack and added it. Let it open for a written message.

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These are the copic markers I used to color the little guy and here is the close up of him. Tried to do something a little different on the background.

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I hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are having a wonderful day, it is beautiful day here in Wisconsin.

Entered my card in Thought the craft room door challenge/ Anything goes


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hope you’re back on your feet soon

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Hello everyone, I’m back to share with you my card I made for The Outlawz Twist Thursday challenge for this week and as always the challenge is “anything goes” but we have a twist and this week our twist is “FEET”, we would all love to see what you can come up with. My feet are from Crackerbox Palace and they are so much fun. Here is where you will find the feet they are called Happy Feet large and I have the Feet Flower. The sentiment I used are also from Crackerbox Palace  and here are the Get Well sentiments they have about 3 pages. if you go to their suit they have a phone number you can call or you can place an order. Here is another great thing about their store if you want a sentiment made they will make it up for you and it does not take a lot of time, great place to shop. I stamped all the stamps with Memento tuxedo black ink and the paper I stamped everything on is X-press it.

Our awesome sponsor for the month of JULY is:

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My paper is from DCWV called Burlap paper and the mixed media paper studio ribbon I purchased at JoAnn’s. Punched the sentiment out with Stampin up punches sizes 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 scalloped. 

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I stamped the feet flower a couple times and cut it out and made it 3D and added a yellow pearl to the center. It is hard to see but I made a lady bug and put it on the toe and how I( made the lady bug was using some pearl pen ink colors red and black and put some small dots on some paper I would be able to remove them from when they are dry and after they are dry taking my permanent (small tipped)  pen and adding some very small black marks.

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I added this sentiment for the inside, thought it was funny.

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These are the copic markers I used to color my image and here is a close up of the stamp.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, hope everyone has a wonderful week end. I do want to tell you my grandson Isaiah  from Spearfish South Dakota is here and I have been enjoying his visit, her is 16 year old now and I must say a really good looking young man. Her will be going back around the end of August.


They grow up so fast.


Thursday, July 24, 2014


Dream 2014
Over at The Outlawz Twist Thursday challenge is ANYTHING GOES and the TWIST for this week is ANYTHING GOES, so stop by and enter you card we would love to see it. I wanted to do something really different and I had one of these metal containers around for awhile. I got out my Alcohol inks by Tim Holtz’s. The colors I used are butterscotch, terra cotta and stream. Also the blending solution. Our sponsor for the month of July is Anne’s digital images.
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I did take pictures from all sides so you can see how it turned out. After I added the colors and that depends on you how dark you want it to be or how light. Like for the top I added the butterscotch on one on the felt pads but remember (if you do not change your pads you will make mud) to change your pad it you are changing colors like I did with the stream color. I added some of the blending solution to another pad and if your color is too dark you can whip some off. 
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Now for stamping on the metal, I put some blending solution in a paper towel (pretty wet) put the stamp in the solution and stamped on top of the desired area.
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When you use 2 colors when they meet it can be a little messy so I added some ribbon around the metal container. I ran my tap on top of the tap and then applied it to the metal. You can use anything for the front. I punched out 2 flowers and punched out a small hole in both so I could add the ribbon to them. Added speckles glitter glue colors gold and magenta.
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Tried some ribbons to the top handle. I took 2 pictures of the top so you can see how I added the different colors to the top area. That was the (very lightly) terra cotta and stream.
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Believe it or not this is not a mess thing to do and it is pretty fast. All the stuff dry's real fast. It give a nice polish stone look and the solutions are all formulated to lighten and blend. Any questions just let me know.  So if you never tried this it is fun and easy. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Enter my project in Crafty Cat/Anything goes ends July 31


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tennis anyone?

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Hello everyone, I hope you have been enjoying your summer? It has been pretty cool summer here in Wisconsin but for me I love it that way. Been in the middle 70’s with beautiful sunny days and cool at night. Have had no air condition on this year so far. With not feel so good I have been taking things pretty slow, doctor found my thyroid need to raised so now it is 150mcg and also had to stop my cholesterol so now I take Gemfibrozil 600mg twice a day and that is for cholesterol and triglyceride. I hope these are going to make a difference for me because feeling down, tired and having a cold is not fun and it is taking way to long to go away. So just taking it easy and trying to get better.
Now all the good stuff, The challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday has started and the twist for this week is about FUN IN THE SUN. Our sponsor for the month of July is Anne’s designs. The image I choose for this week is called “Suzy Tennis Anyone S008” and you can find her here.

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All the paper I used are from my scrap ben. Always trying to use them up. The die cuts I used are from La La Land their Heart Banner and Sizzix Ticket die.

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Add the hearts from the banner to the ribbon from Hobby Lobby it is a sheer iridescence light blue. I sponged around Suze with Brilliance sky blue.

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Sorry how the color turned out here it has a purple look to it. This is how the inside turned out. Left it open for a sentiment or a written message.

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These are the copic markers used to color Suze. Here is the close up of the image, she is just adorable.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope your are having a safe and health summer.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Smile and say Goodbye

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I’m here today with a sadden heart. This is our last Challenge #95 for Color Me Creative and the theme is all about FRIRNDS and this challenge ends on July 11th, 2014. I have been with the community for 4 years, I do have to tell you. I remember when I first found Suzanne (God Sent) when she told me what the numbers and the letters on the copic markers meant she made me so happy and things started to make since at least a little at that time because I was buying my markers because I loved the colors. I did not know they need to work together, then when she started the classes I was right their to sign up and I learned so much from Suzanne.  The community will be their for awhile but my dear friend Suzanne has new adventures.

Our Fabulous Sponsor this challenge is


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This is one of my SVG files from my Silhouette Cameo. The paper color is Egg plant. I used DCWV The sweet stack.

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Side views.

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This is what the back looks like.

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For the handle, I used on of Fiskars Dots edger punch and Martha Steward doily lace trim on top. Added the MS Monarch butterfly on top. Some pearl pen color sunny yellow.

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Close up of the Birthday pin. Just down a little I will show you how to make this.

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Copic markers I used to color the image. The close up of the image.

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Birthday Pin

I used Stampin up punches but you can use any punches you want. The first one is 1 3/4 (scalloped), second one is 1 1/2 (round) and the third one is 1 1/4 (scalloped). You only need to punch one of each.

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You can use any colors and shapes. I stamped the sentiment on the last one before I put the pin together. The ribbon would be nice if you could match it to your colors. Depending on the size of the pin cut the ribbon so it will fit just an inch 1 or 2 under the pin and glue it to the back. You can sponge around the edges of all or just one (up to you). I stamp the Happy Birthday with Memento tuxedo black ink. The stamp I have no idea who made it (sorry).

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You can use a pin (safety) to put it on the Birthday person. As far as the sentiment you can make these pins for all kinds of occasions, it is up to you. Enjoy and and have some fun with it.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week.