Friday, April 25, 2014

Jellypark Friends One for the Boys Challenge

This is a bittersweet moment for me. I am tickled to show my card for this fortnight's challenge; but, I am sad because this is my last card as a Jellypark Friends DT member. I want to thank all the members of the DT, and most especially, Claire Keay, (artist extraordinaire), and Mel Harding, (team-leader extraordinaire). You have made my DT term a pleasure! I have had wonderful images to work with, and great support from a fabulous group of ladies. Thank you so much!

I chose a fun image for this challenge: King for a Day. Love his crown, don't you? I printed him on X-Press It BC and colored him with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Shirt: YR00, YR02, E08, E09, YR20, YR21
Pants: BG02, BG07, BG09
Shoes: YR02, E08, E09
Crown: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR02, E09, BG02

Once again I have made a number of die cuts. This time I used the following dies:
Cheery Lynn Victorian Picket Fence
Cheery Lynn Grass Border
LaLa Land Crafts Filigree Crown
MFT Fresh Cut Grass
Poppystamps Grassland Border
Memory Box Grand Oak Tree

My DP came from the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue collection, and was paired with Stampin' Up CS. The sentiment is a combination of the one included with the image and my own "Birth" creation. I used this card for the second birthday of my great-nephew, Jared. (He was not impressed, btw.)

That's it for this week. Please check out all the wonderful creations by my talented teammates on this fab DT. And do join in the fun for this fortnight.

Have a good weekend!

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Anything Goes/Christmas Twist Challenge

I am still in a bit of shock over Linda Palmer's death. It is unreal to me that she won't be there to comment on everyone's creations, to offer encouraging words, and to send such love across the net. I will miss her terribly.

Forgive me if I am very brief. I am having trouble concentrating on crafting at the moment.

Our challenge this week is Anything Goes with an optional Christmas twist. I did not choose to do the twist this week. Instead I have colored my Make It Crafty Chantelle at the Races image from our sponsor for April. One randomly-selected participant this month will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Make It Crafty. There is also a special bonus prize this month: if you use a Make It Crafty image for your creation, you will be entered into a second drawing for another $10 GC.

I printed my image on X-Press It BC and colored it with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: YR00, YR14, YR18, E08, E18
Hat Trim/Dress: G40, G43, G46, TTG43
Shoes/Bow/Hat/Feathers: B01, B52
Flowers: YR61, YR65, YR02

My DP comes from the Basic Grey Out of Print collection. It was Zutterized and paired with Stampin' Up CS. I used Stampin' Up ink and a flourish stamp from the SU Tiny Tags collection for the border around my image. I added a bit of lace from my stash and some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. I finished my card by going overboard adding die cuts using the following dies:

 Memory Box Caserta Bloom
Memory Bella Bouquet
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish

Today was my dad's birthday. He passed at age 61, which was 38 years ago. Hard to believe the time has flown that quickly.

Hope you find time to check out the beautiful creations by my teammates, Carla, Dawn, and Kathi. And please color up an image for your creation and join our Anything Goes challenge. Just be sure to use any brand of alcohol markers in your coloring.

I'll be back with another post in a bit.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RIP Linda

Today we found out that Linda Palmer passed away. There are really no words I can say that express how I feel. She was such a fabulous lady, always there with encouraging, positive words for everyone. I loved working with her on The Outlawz Alcohol Markers DT. I send my deepest condolences to her entire family.

RIP, Linda. You will be missed.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Photo Inspiration Challenge - Kelsey's Easter Card

Hello to all my Outlawz friends! We have another challenge for you based upon a photo. (I usually try to use the colors from the photo, as I am not the most original thinker on the planet. That said, please color whatever inspires you from this photo.)

I had one more Easter card to make: for our granddaughter, Kelsey. So I chose another image from my collection; this one is Mayzy Art Easter Bunny. I think she is really cute, and Mayzy's digis are some of the most reasonably priced I have found. Just sayin'. I printed my image on X-Press It BC and colored it with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E50, E51, E55, E57
Eyes: BG000, BG01
Basket/Ears/Tail: YR20, YR21, YR23
Necklace/Bows/Flower: BV000, BV00, BV11
Bodice: BV000, BV00
Dress/Shoes: BG11, BG13, BG15
Lace: BG11, BG13, BG15, BV000, BV00
Grass: E81, E84
Eggs: BG11, BG15, BV000, BV11

Clear Spica was added to the necklace and Spica Turquoise was used for the trim on the dress. My DP is from the Lily Bee Design Picket Fence collections; it was Zutterized and paired with Core'dinations Retro Mod Squad CS. I colored some rhinestones for the corners, added some ribbons, and my sentiment was made with Cheery Lynn 'Happy' and 'Easter' dies. 

Please be sure to check out the inspiration by my teammates Carla, Dawn, Linda, and Kathi--they are stunning! Then join in the fun by coloring an image for your creation with any brand of alcohol markers. We really look forward each week to see what you make! 

Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Make It Crafty. One randomly-selected participant will win a $10 Gift Certificate. There is also a special bonus prize this month: if you use a Make It Crafty image for your creation, you will be entered into a second drawing for another $10 GC. Like I have said before, I wish I could enter! 

I am wishing you a very Happy Easter, if you celebrate it; if not, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

Friday Sketch #67 Challenge Reminder - Brynn's Easter Card

This is my final card as a DT member of the Friday Sketch Challenge. I have enjoyed my term very much, and want to thank Christine for this opportunity! The past seven months have absolutely flown by...

To those of you who haven't yet made a card for this challenge, please do so this next week. We are really looking forward to seeing what you create with our sketch by Carole, #67:

I was in need of another Easter card--for our granddaughter, Brynn, so I chose an image in my collection by Rick St. Dennis, Isabella Easter Egg Hunt. I do believe it is retired now, as I couldn't find the image on either of his shops at Zibbet or Etsy. But he does have lots of other wonderful images, so try HERE, or HERE.

I printed my image on X-Press It BC and colored it with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E50, E51, E55, E57
Eyes: BG000, BG01
Pinafore: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, BG000, BG53, BG57
Dress: BG000, BG53, BG57, YG93, YG95, YG97
Hat/Bows: BG000, BG53, BG57
Bunnies/Basket/Duck/Flower: YR20, YR21, YR23
Egg: BG000, BG53, BG57, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR20, YR21

My DP came from the Carta Bella Cool Summer collection; I paired it with Stampin' Up CS. I added die cuts using:

Spellbinders Circles and Grand Circles
Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B
Cheery Lynn 'Happy' and 'Easter'

That's it for my last FS card. Do check out the fab creations by my talented teammates and then please join us. Our winner will get a $5 Gift Certificate to Meljen's Designs.

$5.00 Gift Certificate - Click Image to Close

I'll be back with my second post shortly.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

SCACD Planet Transport

Hey, I am back today with another guest post for SCACD. This time I have made a card using one of the fabulous digital images that Susana carries in her shop HERE, for USA and international customers. I believe that Carmen Medlin is the artist of all the digis, and a very talented artist she is! Love her different types of images--they run from gorgeous to outright quirky. And I picked one of the quirky ones to show you today.

I printed SCACD Planet Transport on X-Press It CS, and colored it with my Copics:

YR30, YR31, E42, E43, E44, R81, R83, R85, T0, T1, T2, T4, T6, T8

Then I added some Spica Silver to the chains and some Spica Clear to the metal on the basket. My finishes on the image panel were Silver Pearl Pen and Distress Ink Antique Linen.

My DP is from the Glitz All Dolled Up collection. I roughened my DP edges and image panel with my Zutter. My die cuts were made with SCACD Alice's Clock Statement Corner. Then I added a bit of ribbon, lace, and pearl trim to the card. I finished the design with the fun sentiment that comes with Planet Transport. That about does it for this post.

I loved working with Susana and her DT! And I always love to shop at SCACD, don't you? Go ahead, you know you want to...

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Keep Calm and ... Challenge/Angela's Mother's Day Card

To mark National Stress Awareness Month, we are creating projects that include something relaxing. I chose a mermaid in a bubble bath, because you can't relax much more than that! Before I get to my card, I want to mention that our sponsor this month is the fabulous Make It Crafty, a shop with a wonderful collection of digital images. I believe I misspoke last week about the prize situation. Here are the deets: one randomly-selected participant will win a $10 gift certificate. And this month there is a special bonus prize: if you use a Make It Crafty image for your creation, you will be entered into a second drawing for another $10 GC. OK, so that should clean up my mess from last week--sorry about that! Anyway, I wish I could enter, because I love Zoe's images!

I will be using my MIC image later in the month. Today my image is Art by Miran Mermaid, which I printed on X-Press It CS. (I made a CAS card this week, as I kind of overbooked myself for the week: card-making, parties, shopping, and spending time with hubby.) I colored the mermaid with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E53, E35, E37, E57
Scarf: RV91, RV63, RV66
Tail: BG10, BG11, BG13
Duck: Y32, Y35, Y38
Bubbles: BG0000, BG10
Shadow/Tub: C00, C0
Tub Trim: Spica Pink

I finished my card with dies from the Memory Box Script Lowercase alphabet. Voila! My card for Angela's Mother's Day is finished. (Sorry, don't know how to add the ` over the "a". If you do, please let me know. My public thanks you, as do I.)

Before I go, I want to mention that Gary went on Verizon when he retired. I am still stuck with T-NotMobile for almost another year. However, Gary checked into it, and realized that it would be the same cost for us to pay the T-Mobile cancellation fees as it would be to have me on T-Mobile and him on Verizon. So he said I could sign up for Verizon, too. OMG! I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am about that! Imagine, I'll be able to use my phone in my back yard if I wish. Amazing! (My WiFi is too far away for my phone to work outside. And WiFi is the only way I can use my phone at home.) 

Well, anyway, we went to Verizon yesterday to get me signed up and guess what? My T-Mobile Samsung SGIII will not work with Verizon. Oops! Guess I have to get a new phone. And Samsung is coming out with their SG5 today--imagine that! I'll get a giant leap in technology from my 'III', and good service to boot. Woohoooo! Oh, and the new phone has a 16MP camera--my current phone is 8MP. Looks like I won't need to take my big, heavy Canon on trips now, since it is only 10MP. Can't say that upsets me in the least! 

I am off to play Bunco tonight--never played, so this should be interesting. It's a girls' night out--hilarious, because I am nowhere near being a girl--so Gary has to fend for himself. Tomorrow we go to a DBacks game, and Sunday we are off to a party my niece is throwing for pre-Easter. Hope you have a fun weekend, too--it could be more relaxing than mine, for sure.

Speaking of relaxing, be sure to check out the fabulous creations HERE by my teammates, Carla, Dawn, Linda, and Kathi! Every week they outdo themselves, don't they? Then get out your alcohol markers and color up an image for your creation--we are looking forward to seeing them! 

Have a great weekend!