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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Brads, Buttons, and Bows


Another awesome week at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday! This month we are honoring our sponsors of 2017 with what we are calling Sponsor Appreciation month!



For my card design I have used three sponsors, the design papers are from Fun Stampers Journey by Erika, the ocean scene Digi is from Digistamps4Joy, and the adorable mermaid is from The Greeting Farm! 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Brads, Flowers and Pearls


It is time for the Twisted Thursday Challenge! This month on Twisted Thursday it is Sponsor Appreciation month! For my card I am using an image from The Greeting Farm. You must come by Outlawz Challenges and check out the rest of the teams images as we each may use an image or product from a different sponsor so it is a fun challenge to check out and see the designers wonderful creations this month! 


Friday, November 3, 2017

To fur or not to fur?


I have spent most of today working on a set of six mini stocking ornaments for my daughters first Christmas in her new apartment. The longer I have these in my possession the cuter they become. Like the addition of the fur around the cuff. Isn’t it just wonderful! 




These were the set of six when I On,y thought I had finished them.


This was the first stocking of the set. 

Crochet Mini Stocking Ornament




Another fun filled crafty week! This week I decided to do some cleaning and reorganizing in the craft room/home office. It is so cluttered and it drives me crazy! I took a couple of days to hang out with family or friends. Yesterday, I had my daughter take me to a place called North Pole City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma US. Oh I could spend the night in there on Christmas Eve, what fun it would be! Such a beautiful store. I was surprised I did not see one Peanuts related ornament, or Disney for that matter, but what I had seen blew my mind! So many beautiful decorations, trees all decorated, and the most beautiful light displays. My daughter moved out for the first time back on April 1st, so this will be her first, very own Christmas tree. She is so excited. She bought a few things,  but to add to her beautiful whimsical selections, I decided to whip up some many stocking ornaments for her tree. She is doing a red, white, and silver tree, and she was lacking in the reds, so hopefully she will like these for her tree.

 In 45 years of my lifetime, I had no idea how many people my mother taught to Crochet. Last year, at my Dads funeral I learned my Aunt Connie was also taught by my mother. I lived with my Dad for a year when I was 17, but we had holidays across the street at Uncle Billy and Aunt Connie’s home. I could arrive Christmas Eve, and my Aunt would somehow manage to have presents under her tree for me. They knew how to make a girl feel special. This particular year, good old 1989, my Aunt crocheted the cutest little stocking ornament in green for me, along with holiday hot pads, and a large stocking too! I still have that stocking today, but because of her, one of my first projects ever attempted were these adorable stockings. That was about 9 years ago, and here I am once again finally making a few more, but now in red. Aren’t they cute?





Thursday, November 2, 2017

Hope Love Encouragement


This month we are celebrating all of our fabulous sponsors of Twisted Thursdays at Outlawz Challenges for 2017! My card I am using two digis from MHK Designs!




Thursday, October 26, 2017

Anything Goes on Twisted Thursday



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 also ANYTHING GOES 

We also have a wonderful new sponsor this month 
THE GREETING FARM



I am using the adorable digi stamp called 
Halloween Witch

Looking forward to seeing you at Outlawz challenges! 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Crochet Pumpkin

Today I posted a Crochet-A-Long in the Beginner’s Crochet Group that I currently maintain on Facebook. This adorable little pumpkin is what I hope that some of the members will attempt to make. This one finished, I need to make at least two more!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Torn Edges & Twine



Hey my Spooktacular 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 TORN EDGES & TWINE. 

We also have a wonderful new sponsor this month 
THE GREETING FARM



I am using the adorable digi stamp called 
Halloween Shedevil

and for my card design I cased a card from 

Looking forward to seeing you at Outlawz challenges! 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Crochet Minion Hats


One little, two little, three little minions, four little, five little.. oh one more to go to have enough for my great nieces and nephews.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Buntings & Banners



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 Buntings & Banners. 

We also have a wonderful new sponsor this month 
THE GREETING FARM



I am using the adorable digi stamp called 
Amazing Duo

Looking forward to seeing you at Outlawz challenges! 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Charmed



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 CHARMED. 

We also have a wonderful new sponsor this month 
THE GREETING FARM



I am using the adorable digi stamp called 
Cheeky Deco 

Looking forward to seeing you at Outlawz challenges! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Anything Goes with DS4J Digis



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 
Digistamps4Joy



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

Looking forward to seeing you at Outlawz challenges! 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Practice With Copics


While working on my Kit and Clowder Online Copic marker coloring class, I decided to work on another project at the same time since I felt I kept making mistakes on my assignment. This is the result using the techniques I learned in class. 

August Kit and Clowder Class


Today, I decided to catch up on a few more of my Kit and Clowder coloring classes. This is my finished assignment for the August Copic Coloring Class. I had a few issues, an ink blob drop, colored one of her arms as the sky, but hey it's class it doesn't have to be perfect. :)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Autumn Colors



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 Autumn Colors. 

We also have a wonderful new sponsor this month 
Digistamps4Joy



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

Looking forward to seeing you at Outlawz challenges! 

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. 

Leaves



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 
Digistamps4Joy



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 
Digistamps4Joy



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! :)