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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Cookies for Santa Charger


Hey there friends and followers! 
My daughter sends me a text Thursday afternoon, "I need a gift for Dirty Santa for my Christmas Party at work!I have no money, what can I do?" I replied, "How about a plate/charger that says Cookies for Santa?" she replies "That would be cute, do you have a charger?" and what do you know, I just so happen to have a couple I have been saving for this very project idea! I whipped up the design with my Silhouette Cameo software, and within minutes and a few air headed mistakes we had her gift ready to go! She texts me later in the evening to tell me she is keeping the plate for her self, and not going to stay at the party very long. LOL! I knew she wouldn't want to give it away. This year is her first Christmas not only in her own apartment with her own tree, but with her boyfriend! I told her I was glad she didnt because I would like to add reindeer names going around the edge. I had been thinking of it every since she left out of here! 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Copic Marker Classes


Had a fun filled day working on my November Kit and Clowder coloring class. I struggled today, always happens when I don’t have the same marker combos, top that off I cannot seem to get a fine flick of the marker tip on my coloring. I need more practice!



Personalized Batman T-shirt


Last of the Batman themed T-shirts for my 3 Great Nephews. This is a one layer and turned out perfectly! I know the boys will love their new shirts! Time to work on a few crochet items. I wasn't kidding when I stated that I dabble in an assortment of crafts! :)

Batman Personalized T-shirt


Two colors used here, and no layering turned out so much better! I still need more shirts to play with so I can get more practice using this heat press! :)

Batman/Robin Personalized T-shirt


My first time layering up 3 layers, and on both sides. :( my Robin symbol and the name took on too much heat. I need to use my heat press more so I can get better at this. This is a gift for one of my little great nephews.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Polka Dot Christmas


Hello Friends and Followers, 

It is my favorite time of year! Time for the sparkly lights and snow topped houses, beautiful handmade ornaments to adorn my Christmas tree, a new fun festive card challenge on my favorite day of the week with my favorite design team at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursdays! I absolutely love Christmas time! This week we have another fun twist for you, with a holiday feel to finish up those last minute holiday cards. This weeks twist A POLKA DOT CHRISTMAS! 

We have a wonderful sponsor to celebrate their holiday cheer with us this month, A Day For Daisies

Hop on over and check out their online store! Tell them the gals on Twisted Thursdays at Outlawz Challenges sent you! :) Have fun! 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sketch Challenge at Outlawz


Last night I decided to play along with the members of the Outlawz Challenges Sketch Challenge. My card making intentions were to start on my card for this weeks Thursdays Twist, but somehow I wandered on over to the Sketch challenge and had to play with this weeks Sketch design. 

I have entered this card in the challenges at Through The Craft Room DoorBugaboo Stamps, and at Digistamps4Joy

I used a design paper pack I picked up at a garage sale over the summer, using 3 different sheets from the pack, I scallop punched the edge of the striped paper to give it an awning on a building appearance, adding some green flower soft in a scalloped design to look like garland, added on two bows, using gold twine I made the hanger for the ornaments, two small white glittery pom poms to represent two ornaments hanging from the awning and the large ornament cut out of vellum. I wrapped the tiny festive red ribbon around the top of the vellum ornament and tied another piece into a bow and glued it into place. I took two pieces of the vellum one I left whole and the other I embossed with snowflakes and drawn on squiggles to fussy cut it along my squiggle drawing, then I added on Liquid Pearls by following along the pencil line. I added a strip of ribbon under the ornament and some glitter glue for the top and bottom of the ornament. 



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Angel Anya



Another awesome week at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday! These weeks fun twist is Anything GOES! This month we are honoring our sponsors of 2017 with what we are calling Sponsor Appreciation month!



For my card design I have used Angel Anya from THE GREETING FARM!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Mini Personalized Crochet Stocking

I whipped up this little stocking ornament for my #1 Sister in law, Vickie! I promised her I would make her one and then I forgot to mail it so I decided to personalize it with her initial! I hope she likes it!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tag-Tastic!



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



For my card design I have used two sponsors, the THANK YOU stamp is from Your Next Stamp, and the tag image is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps! 

Entered into the Bugaboo Blog Challenge

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! :)