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2nd Attempt Today in South Carolina the Rebel flag has been removed from the state capital where it has flown since the 1960's! I...
Howdy! How is everyone on this glorious first week of Spring? I hope you are getting some beautiful sunshine where you live! Speaking of ...
Hey blogging friends and followers, did you think I forgot about you? Of course I did not! I joined a crochet swap to make something repr...
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
1998So 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.
My mother being held by her father, with her mother and only sibling her older sister.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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
Monday, January 23, 2012
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
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
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
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
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
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
Monday, January 9, 2012
National Hugging Day - January 21st
Thursday, January 5, 2012
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
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
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!