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Monday, January 30, 2012

My Hearts Desire

Good morning blog readers! It is my favorite day of the week... Monday! Why? It's time for another fun Greetings Challenge at my favorite craft site, The Outlawz! This week the challenge involves hearts so I do hope you come join in on the fun!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Anne's Digi's - Memory Books of Love

Here's one of the newest images by Anne for the Creative Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz! You should check these challenges out they are a  lot of fun and Sandi & Anne provide some amazing digi's!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mom.

1998
 So many things of Mom I miss-- Her gentle hug and tender kiss. I still can feel her warm embrace and picture yet her loving face. A mother's tasks are never done and heaven must have needed one. For angels came and took her hand and led her to God's promised land. She's surely kept quite busy there while brushing little angels hair. Making sure their dressed just right, not staying out to late at night. Although there's sadness this I know, she's waiting there her face aglow. I close my eyes and I can see, her arms still open wide for me. Happy Birthday to you Mom. I miss you so much.

1985






 
My mother being held by her father, with her mother and only sibling her older sister. 


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Crochet Chocolate Bunny




Here Comes Peter Cotton tail in a crochet chocolate bunny form! I made this in a day and I am so proud I only made it once and it turned out actually looking like a bunny on the first shot! :D I finished him off with a cute lime green ribbon.


These are all the pieces you make and then once attached the bunny looks like this



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Anne's Digi's



This is the close up of the digi I chose to make my 20 Easter cards for the Anysoldier.com Spring/Easter Card Swap.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Kickin' up the dust Western Style!


Howdy! We sure hope y'all will stop in at The Outlawz to kick up some dust with us and are willing to step into this here boot scootin' fun challenge! January has been a month full of fun creative challenges to kick off your mojo for 2012. I hope it has worked!
What else is brewing this month you may ask? I will tell you! The Outlawz turned a year old and we are celebrating with a Greetings Anniversary challenge, western style! That's right, saddle those horses and get to the barn dance to wish a Happy Birthday to each and everyone who continue to make this Greetings challenge a success!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Spring/Easter Anysoldier Card Swap


Here's the 20 cards I created for the Spring/Easter card swap! I used Anne Fenton's image for 19 of the cards for my Easter image. I was able to practice using my Copic markers and I recruited my daughter to help color them! :D 

The first card that was finished we embellished up with ribbon to show what this card can look like with just a little more added to it. I decided to keep them less bulky to send to the swap group.

Monday, January 16, 2012

National Nothing Day!


It is a weird holiday indeed and we worked it into our challenges at The Outlawz. Come celebrate America's National Nothing day with us and show us your Nothing But A Sentiment card in The Greetings Challenge!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cat & The Fiddle..


The cat and the fiddle and the silver tinsel... wait a minute that's not how that song goes... giggles. But for fun here is a few pics to share of Gizmo getting into the tinsel I bought for a crafty project to try soon. 



Friday, January 13, 2012

Looking For Sponsors



Are you a Digi artist or Paper Crafts supply company, want more business for your store and don't mind giving something away for free to our monthly prize winner? How about sponsoring one of the Greeting Card Challenges at The Outlawz! We are signing up Sponsors for 2012! We have openings for Spring Sponsors but they are going fast! Please contact me here or at The Outlawz!

I am so very excited, today I was promoted to the Administrative team at The Outlawz! I want to thank all the members of the Outlawz for making me feel at home with my crafting abilities there. I also want to thank all the ladies on the Design Teams that have inspired me to join my first card creating challenges. And last but not least, I want to give a HUGE thank you to Colleen for believing in me for her design team in the Greeting Card Challenges, and once again having faith in me to be  an Administrator for one of the greatest crafty challenge sites on the world wide web!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Calendar Fun.. I can't stop Myself!


Oh why didn't I think of this last year? These calendars are such a simple and great idea! I redesigned the calendar I made for The Outlawz Copic Challenge. I changed the ribbon and gave him some patterned paper that I added photo corners so that each month can be changed. I have two calendars in the making so far.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tag Your it!






I was inspired by  the CAS Challenge at The Outlawz to research gift tags. I discovered a page from Tim Holtz his 12 tags of Christmas. I didn't have all the products he used but I was inspired and here are the ones I created for the Tag theme in CAS. I don't think they really fall in the category of CAS but I had to show them off! :D

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sandi's Ballerina

 It is Sandi's Ballerina from the CFC Challenge at The Outlawz! Here is the card I created for the challenge. You have to see these beautiful hand drawn images these ladies created! Very talented to say the least!

Monday, January 9, 2012

National Hugging Day - January 21st

 National Hugging Day - January 21st  

In Celebration of National Hugging Day in America, we on the Greetings Challenge team want to challenge you with some Hugs or Showing Lovin'. Show your love at The Outlawz! Come join us for some crafty fun!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

HM Calendar Jan 2013


House Mouse stamps are some of my very favorite! Over at Paper Craft Planet they are challenging us in the HM & Friends Group to use our HM (House Mouse) stamps to make a calendar to be finished by the end of year to give as a gift next holiday season. In my calendar I added photo corners to a piece of scrap paper so that the months can be changed out using the one page.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday to The Outlawz!

The Outlawz is celebrating it's 1st Birthday! What a super fun crafty year it has been at The Outlawz. We have made a lot of new crafty friends and with 1428 members as of today the proof is before you that The Outlawz is the place to stop to be inspired, learn a tip or two, and make a lot of happy crafty friends! 

Happy Birthday Outlawz! May the next year be even better!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Calendars at The Outlawz


What a fun crafty project to do through the year! My New Years resolution just happened to be to make one handmade Christmas present a month so that by next Christmas I will have 12 gifts to give. This fabulous challenge at The Outlawz couldn't have been a better idea! I wish I would have thought of it! But I will be playing with the gals in the Copic Challenge! The image used is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. If you haven't been to The Outlawz, you should come join us! 


National Book Month

Come join us for National Book month in the Greetings Challenge at The Outlawz! We are being inspired by books!