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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Alcohol Ink Background Class

I found some Tim Holtz alcohol ink to play with for the Kit and Clowder Alcohol background class. I had no particular idea what I was creating. But it is definitely colorful. Lol!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Alcohol background

Finished Kit and Clowder alcohol background class, but didn't have the refills to use so thought I would color in sections but quickly realized I was not going to have the same effect as Alyce, so then I started added smudges of other colors on top of one another before using the Colorless blender. Ill need more practice with this one! :)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Butterfly Effects

Today I finished my Butterky Techniques class in Kit and Clowder. 


Hey there, friends and followers! Today it is time for a fun new challenge twist on Twisted Thursday at Outlawz Challenges! Twisted Thursdays are always an ANYTHING GOES challenge but with fun optional twists! This weeks twist is Leaf or Leaves. 

We also have a wonderful new sponsor this month 

I am using this great background Forest digi stamp 

Looking forward to seeing you at Outlawz challenges! 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sepia Technique Class

Today in my Kit and Clowder Technique Class I learned how to color a Sepia look with my Copic markers! I quickly learned a few more markers that I need to refill. Lol! 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monochromatic Technique Class

The great thing about Copic markers, when you run out of ink you can come back later and try to blend the colors out again, which is something I will need to do on this one. Especially on the table cloth. My gray tones get used a lot in my coloring and I am in desperate need to purchase some refills! 
I do love the look of the Monochromatic Technique that I learned from Kit and Clowder's Online classes, and I look forward to trying this technique again on many images. 

Kit and Clowder Coloring Metal Class

This is a great technique to learn! My first attempt I decided to add some color to the flowers and attempt the shadow effect I learned in the backgrounds Class. If I win the giveaway, I am taking Nature class! I seem to struggle with coloring flowers too! :)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Kit and Clowder Timber Technique Class

Another challenging but fun class from Kit and Clowder! The Timber techniques class! I thought I didn't need classes I would pin color combos on Pinterest and search YouTube for videos. But let me tell you joining in at Kit and Clowder was the best decision I made! It is not only fun to color along with someone at your own pace, but you can share your work with others who are in the same classes!

Kit and Clowder Background Class

Okay this is a class I desperately needed! Most of my card images I leave blank because I am not great with backgrounds. With Kit and Clowder classes I am learning techniques, how to achieve backgrounds and it is not as hard as you think if you have fresh filled markers with good tips. ;) I had to fill about 1/2 dozen of mine for these challenges, and have 1/2 dozen more to fill that are totally dried up. But that's okay, I am ready for another technique to learn, I am on a roll!

Let the next class begin!

While the hubby is away the little wife will play! 
Today, I am going to work on a few more Kit and Clowder challenges. It is the 15000 member party on Facebook, so I have a lot of crafty time ahead! 

These are a recap of the digi's I colored using what I learned from the Kit and Clowder Online classes.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Kit and Clowder Crayola Challenge

I must be honest, I was not a fan of this challenge. I paid good money for those markers and pencils not to use them. Lol! Top that off my brand new large box  with sharpener of Crayola Crayons is missing and I had to use the children's stash, which grossed me out. I only used colors I could see after I would shake the bag up. Lol! My kids are in their 20's now. I really think I need to have a talk with my daughter about tossing these. But for now, maybe it will get me a wonderful prize from the challenge by using them. :)

Kit and Clowder Celebration

This little cutie was super fun to color with my Copic markers! Not to mention at Kit and Clowder's Online classes she offered a free class along with this digi to help you learn along with her how to color it up! I hadn't taken a hair, or background class, so this was something I could really use, and a freebie! I am so excited!  I took what I learned in yesterday's Pencil Class and a background class and applied those techniques here. You see those techniques in my clouds and the ground cover.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

August Pencil Class

I am totally shocked that I actually colored this! I mean, of course I know I can color, but like this? Uh no. Apparently I can with classes from Kit and Clowder and Prismacolor pencils I bought at My local Hobby Lobby. 
Alyce at Kit and Clowder is a wonderful teacher, and you can take the classes at your own pace which is real nice! If you decide you want classes be sure to let Alyce know I recommend you and we can split the gift certificate she offers me for sending you over! Seriously you will not be disappointed and this month there are free classes with free digi images!

Yes, you will be seeing more coloring soon! Stay tuned!

Kit and Clowder August Pencil Class

Having so much fun today! So glad I decided to start this class today! I have learned so much already, looking forward to using these techniques on other digi's! Only 6 days left to upload  my work and get a chance for a prize in the giveaway! :)

Kit and Clowder Classes Begin!

Last month, I skipped classes because  I have this pet peeve that I need to be uploading my class assignments before the next class which is on the 15th! That means I have 6 days! But, Kit and  Clowder is celebrating 15000 members on Facebook, so they have free digi's, classes, oh my goodness so much excitement! I am ready to get this party started! My pencils are ready, my digi image is printed! Fun is about to happen!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fur, Fluff or Fins

Hey there, friends and followers! Today it is time for a fun new challenge twist on Twisted Thursday at Outlawz Challenges! Twisted Thursdays are always an ANYTHING GOES challenge but with fun optional twists! This weeks twist is Fur, Fluff or Fins. 

We also have a wonderful new sponsor this month 

I am using the adorable digi stamp called ........................................... 

Looking forward to seeing you at Outlawz challenges! 

Challenges Entered with this card:

  1. http://www.mycreativescoop.com/color-inspiration-monthly-link-26/
  2. http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 4, 2017

Crochet Fundraiser Inspiration

Using my scrap yarn balls, I decided to whip up my first 🎩 Newborn baby hat to donate! It is supposed to be 70% purple shades. I think I managed, but sure would hate for them to toss it out because Of the colors. That would be 😭 sad! The goal here in Oklahoma is somewhere like 4300 baby hats, so if they accept they need 4299! :) My goal was to make  100 of them but I seem to have so many projects going on I have notes on top of notes to try to keep me on track and it still is not working! 😂!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Anything Goes with YNS

Hey there, friends and followers! Today it is time for a fun new challenge twist on Twisted Thursday at Outlawz Challenges! Twisted Thursdays are always an ANYTHING GOES challenge but with fun optional twists! This weeks twist is Anything Goes. 

We also have a wonderful new sponsor this month 
Your Next Stamp

I am using the adorable digi stamp called 
Little Darling Frog Princess Stamp Set

Looking forward to seeing you at Outlawz challenges! 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Diaper Cake Received!

A few days back I posted a photo of my latest diaper cake, and here it is, in its party setting awaiting the Mommy to be! Isn't it pretty! The young lady who asked me to put this together we have known since she was at least 6 years old. She was our neighbor, went to school with my children and became bestest of friends with my one and only daughter.
What a wonderful caring person she has grown up to be. She threw this baby shower for her co-worker who recently not only lost her own mother, but her Aunt in a very bad car accident. I can only imagine how devastating not having your mother there for you during your pregnancy and the future with her grand child. Very heartbreaking.
So our neighbor, sweet little caring person that she is not only gave her a shower but purchased the goodies for the diaper cake that I put together for her. She even tried to pay me for it, she is so sweet! Did I mention that? :)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Crochet Bernat Blanket Afghan... still going.

This Afghan sure feels like it has no end in sight. At the time, I was searching Pinterest for fun crochet projects for the holidays, something quick, cute and fun to make as 🎁 gifts! My plans changed when hubby kept catching me searching and searching and when I mentioned I was looking for a crochet project, he put me to work. We headed to Hobby Lobby for him to pick out his yarn for his Afghan. He picked Bernat Blanket Yarn, there were only 5 skeins, 4 in gray and 1 in white. We would need a lot more to make an Afghan large enough for someone six foot tall. He wants it to be around 80 x 100 inches! Yeah, I was freaked! I have never made anything that large before, so it kind of sounded fun. I had to buy the largest crochet hook I could find in the store for this one! My hubby wants an Afghan that his toes will not poke through. That calls for tight stitches. I have been working on it off and on for about 2 months now, I can only do so many rows before my fingers are cramped up. I don't know how My elders can do that large of projects over and over again making afghans for their entire families during the holidays. It is a lot of work! Be appreciative if you receive an Afghan from a loved one, they worked hard for you to have a warm hug year round! :)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Birthday Princess

 Hey friends and followers! It is that special day of the week for a card challenge from Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursdays! Twisted Thursdays are Always Anything Goes, but with an optional twist! This weeks twist BIRTHDAYS! This month our sponsor is Your Next Stamp. I am using their adorable stamp set in my card! This stamp set is called Little Darling Frog Princess Stamp Set Hope to see you in the challenges creating for your chance to win a fabulous prize from this months sponsor!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Custom Diaper Cake

I love making these adorable diaper cakes, also called Nappy Cakes. This particular one is a custom order. My customer, who also happens to be my daughter's friend. They have been friends since about the age of 4 or 5 years old. She is like a daughter to me. When she called to ask if I could put together a diaper cake if she buys the goodies I was not about to say no! I think it turned out pretty cute! I added in some tissue paper carnations to help make that tissue paper stuffed filler a little prettier. 

Do you want to know how to make tissue paper carnations? here is the link to the tutorial I used:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Scalloped Edges

Stocking digi from Sandi's Samples

This week at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday the twist is SCALLOPED EDGES! The challenges are always ANYTHING GOES, but with the fun optional twist! Our wonderful sponsor this month is 

Be sure to come join in on the fun to have a chance at winning a fabulous prize from our sponsor! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Crochet Gray Sneakers

Today, I have been working on another pair of crochet Sneakers! Finished this pair in gray! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Crochet Neon Orange Sneakers

The crochet Sneakers have been a BIG hit with friends and family! Orange isn't even my favorite color, but I am liking this pair the best so far! I crocheted these up today for an order from a friend.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Layers & Dimensions

Hey there crafty friends and followers! It is that time of week again to kick off the Twisted Thursday challenge at Outlawz Challenges! We have a wonderful sponsor this month:

Unfortunately my card is not using any of their products as my order has not arrived yet! But they have some amazing stamps you must check out! Cant go shopping just yet, then come on by Outlawz challenges and check out the rest of the cards for this weeks wonderful challenge!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Faux stitching

Hey there crafty friends and followers! It is that time again for a fun Anything Goes challenge at Outlawz Challenges! We have a wonderful new sponsor this month, YOUR NEXT STAMP! Unfortunately I did not use any of their products in my card, I was late in ordering, but they have some wonderful products that you must see! The gals on the team have created some amazing cards that you also might like to check out! Don't want to join us at Outlawz Challenges, then look to the right, I have links on this page to my Design Team and you can check out their fabulous creation using Your Next Stamp products!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Anything Goes!

Hey there crafty friends and followers! It is that time of the week again the day before Friday when your weekend officially begins, that is right get your boot scootin' crafty paper cutters out and let's have some paper crafting fun! It is the last week of the month to enter your chance to win a prize from our wonderful sponsor this month! My card design is using Fun Stampers Journey papers and with a little creativity and their beautiful assortment of papers I had a lot of fun creating this card! Interested in seeing some of the papers and products yourself? 


Once you have that card completed come on over and enter the TWISTED THURSDAY challenge at OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES! Twisted Thursdays are always an ANYTHING GOES challenge, but with a fun twist! This week it is ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST of ANYTHING GOES! Yee haw! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dr Who Custom T-shirt

Hey there friends and followers! 

I bring you a custom shirt I made for the birthday boy in my family that likes Dr Who. He was home when I was making it, and caught me in the process. He made sure that I knew the bow tie does not go with this Dr Who saying. But I hadn't seen the show so I went off of what I had researched in T-shirt designs for Dr Who. Oh well, what do you do! It probably wont fit him anyways. He is a tall young man and seems to think he wears a medium, so this is a medium, I am saying to myself there is no way. But we will find out in a few days, on his birthday! :) 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Crochet Dark Purple & White Sneakers

Hey there crafty friends! This weekend I started working on a pair of Crochet Sneaker House Shoes, one pair lead to two pairs, and two pairs has lead to possibly six more pairs! We'll see!  Are they not the cutest! 

This is a Small Women's 5/6

I thought I needed to make myself a pair but by the time I was done with the first shoe I had a request for this size so if she likes dark purple, my second order will be completed. They really do look cute on your feet! I am still planning on making myself a pair these will be great for dancing around the living room while cleaning house, not to mention it will save my socks! :) 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Crochet Hyndrangea & Black Sneakers

Hey there crafty friends! This weekend I started working on a pair of Crochet Sneaker House Shoes, one pair lead to two. Are they not the cutest! This is a Medium  Women's 7/8 
Custom ordered to color preference. They really do look cute on your feet! See photo below for fit, this is same shoe! Cute eh? 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Crochet Lavender & Black Sneakers

Hey there crafty friends! This weekend I started working on a pair of Crochet Sneaker House Shoes. Are they not the cutest! This is a Large  Women's 9/10 
Custom ordered to color preference. They really do look cute on your feet! See photo below for fit, this is same shoe before faux laces! Cute eh? 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Put a Ribbon on it!

Hey there crafty friends and followers! 

It is my favorite day of the week!


That means it is time for our fun ANYTHING GOES with OPTIONAL TWIST at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday! 

This weeks twist is Ribbon! 

We have an awesome sponsor this month! My card is using our sponsors papers, and stamps! You definitely need to come and check out our design teams card they are AMAZING! Our wonderful dedicated guest designer this week is Edwina Brown and she has created two beautiful cards that you must see! So come on over to OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES!  what are you waiting for? We hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Shaped Card

This week on Twisted Thursday we have a fun twist to our always Anything Goes Challenge at Outlawz Challenges, shaped cards! Here is my card using the fabulous papers from papercraftinwitherica.com our wonderful Sponsor this month!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I'm a Winner?

That is right! I won at Outlawz Challenges! A fantastic gift certificate to Oozak, I am the Outlawz DT Winner!

Woo Hoo! I had no idea as a team designer I could win anything. I guess I was concentrating on my team that I hadn't really payed much attention. Lol! GO FIGURE! I would like to say Thank You to anyone who decided to honor me with this award. It is with great pride that I accept this gift certificate from Oozak and use it with such joy and happiness on many crafty things that will indeed make my crafty world better! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Carpenter Rules

Hey there crafty friends! Today I am sharing a shirt I designed for a Carpenter. We own and operate a cabinet manufacturing company and through the years we have discussed buying shirts for all the guys in the shop. It was the main reason my hubby agreed to purchasing my first Cricut cutting machine, he wanted me to make all sorts of things for his business. I never did with the Cricut my machines blade from the start were not working well with vinyl. 

It was a few years later all the rave was on the Silhouette Cameo machine, and its blades were nice and sharp! I have made 3 shirts this year for the hubby's business. Eventually all the guys will have their own shirt with its own quirky little saying on the back. I still have a few bugs to work out, for instance in this design the shirt is a 4X, I wish I had made the banner larger, for that size shirt it kind of looked a little small, but hey I am sure the employee will have it stained up and dirty before you know it and he will need another! My goal is to make each guy 5 shirts, one for every day of the week during warm months, and then I will need to make winter shirts, and hats you name it! The ideas are endless, thanks to Pinterest! LOL! 

Time to get a few more rows in on my hubby's afghan, I need little side projects like this shirt to keep me from going bonkers due to crochet afghan overload! Until next time, much love and craftiness to you all!

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