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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Use A Die/Punch

Our challenge at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode today is Use A Die And/Or Punch.  Our sponsor is Squigglefly,  My digi is called 'Bearly A Sailor'.  This is the card I made with him.

Card Supplies:
A2 card base - this card base is from a box of 40 cards I got at Michaels' for $5.
Image - Bearly A Sailor from Squigglefly.
Sentiment -Silhouette cut file #62501 by Megan Hardy Designs.  Don't you think it goes perfect with the little sailor bear?
Promarkers used to color the image:
Outfit - Cool Gray 1, Indigo Blue
Bear - Walnut, Caramel, Tan, Cool Gray 4, Red
Ink - I used a Q-tip to dab on some dark brown ink on top of the coloring to give him a furry look.

Please come join us at the Paper A La Mode Challenge today. There is a different challenge every day of the week at the Outlawz.  I hope you will come play with us.  God Bless You!!!!Peggy

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Hi Everyone - well, several more September birthdays are rolling around this week.  I made this card for my Aunt Linda. Thank goodness for my Silhouette.  It's so easy to purchase a card design from the store, pick the paper you want to use, put it on the mat, push cut, and VOILA - a la card!!! 

I really like how this card looked - sunshiny and fresh - just like my Aunt Linda!  She lives in South Carolina and I don't know if you all know someone from South Carolina or not, but they have a very distinctive accent.  I love to hear my Aunt Linda talk!!  She is a true Southern Belle!!!

One tip about this card - while I was making it, I realized that if I wrote a message on the inside of the card that it would show through the circle on the front of the card.  So what I did is I made the blue sky so it could be removed to read the message underneath.  I just wrote "lift" on the top of the sky on the inside of the card.

This is an A2 card and was truly fun to make!  Go purchase it from the Silhouette store, make it for someone, and make their day when they receive it in the mail.

Thanks so much for stopping by - Mom and I appreciate your visits and comments.  Until another day, God Bless You!!!  Donna

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

THANK YOU - Silhouette Cameo

Hi Everyone - me again - surprise!!! 

Well, I needed a thank you note for a friend of mine.  This friend is also one of my volunteers.  Her husband and she are trying to help my nephew get booked at a music festival that occurs in Chattanooga, TN every year.  It's a fun two week event where each night a different line up of bands/musicians entertain tens of thousands of people with their music.

So again, I went to the Silhouette store and purchased this card.  I think that Carol and her hubby, Mickey, will like it.  My mama taught me to make sure I thank someone when they do something nice for you.  Hopefully, my nephew, Christopher, will get booked and Mamaw and I can go watch him just down the street from our houses!

Thanks for visiting - until another day - God Bless You!!  Donna

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September Issue of Through The Craft Room Door Mag. Is Here

The new issue of Through The Craft Room Door Magazine has been released.  It is packed full of inspiration, tutorials, and Art By Miran is our featured artist.  When you subscribe you get free digistamps to download and use.  You will be inspired by all the amazing features of the magazine.  Here is a brief video of this edition.  I hope you will visit and subscribe.

Here are some of my cards that were published.  The supply list for all the cards are in the magazine.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will visit TTCRD and subscribe to the magazine.  It's the best paper crafting magazine on the web.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Monday, September 15, 2014

Eureka Stamps Challenge - Use Floral Paper

The Monday Eureka Stamps Challenge is open and the theme is Use Floral Paper.  I chose to make my first Christmas card this year using non-traditional colors.

Card Supplies:
Card Base - Silhouette File #43211 by Lori Whitlock
Image - Eureka Stamps digi11301Christmas Bells Circle
Background Paper - KandCo. Christmas paper
Sentiment from same paper stack
Glossy Accents for the bells
Promarkers used to color image:
Holly - Peony, Pressed Leaf, Olive
Ribbon - Peony, Fresh Bloom
Bells - Ivory, Frozen Lake, Fresh Bloom, Silver Gel Pen
Background Icicle

Close-up of colored image.

Be sure to visit the Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog to see all the inspiration by the Design Team.  Thank you for stopping by our little corner of Blogland.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Crafting When We Can - 2W, 2E, C5 - Challenge #78 Christmas Come Early
My Perfect Life – W, 1E, JFF, Christmas –  Festive 48 ALWAYS ANY Christmas card (no weekly theme) 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - W,must be Christmas silent night
Paper Creator's Crafts 2W 3E SOR (W2Early Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 74 - Anything Goes

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Inspired By A Movie

We begin a new challenge today at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode.  Our theme is 'Inspired By A Movie'.  Our sponsor is Rick St. Dennis.  When I read what the challenge would be I couldn't think of a movie I would use.  So I went to Rick's Zibbett Page to look at his images to see if I could get any inspiration.  When I saw this image it brought back memories of when I was a little girl.  (Yes, I was once young)  My grandmother took me to see "Alice In Wonderland" when it first came out and I loved that.  I loved the fact she took me to the movies periodically.  She would take me to see a movie, then we would stop next door at drugstore that served food for a hot dog.  Such special times.  See you never know what the little things you do for people will mean to them, especially children.  

Back to my card.  

Card Supplies:
Card Base - Bracket Shaped Card - Silhouette file #54161
Image - Alice in Garden of Live Flowers by Rick St. Dennis
Cheshire Cat in Tree - Silhouette File #9067 by Samantha Walker
White Rabbit - Silhouette File #9114 by Samantha Walker
The Cheshire Cat and White Rabbit are cut files but I took a Snip-it of them, opened them in Silhouette Studio, traced them, then print and cut them.  I love that feature about the Silhouette Cameo.
Pebbles chalk for the background of the label.
Promarkers used to color the image:
Hair - Gold, Tulip Yellow, Buttercup, Ivory
Skin - Coral, Sun-kissed Pink, Baby Pink
Dress - Arctic Blue, Powder Blue, Azure
Apron - Cool Gray for shading
Flowers - Peony, Fresh Bloom, Caramel, Cocoa, Gold, Sunflower, Starfish, Sand Dune, Canary, Primrose
Leaves - Forest, Leaf Green
Background - Almond
Stockings - Arctic Blue, Powder Blue
Shoes - Cool Gray 1 and 4

The inside of my card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  The Outlawz is a fun place to hang out.  If you haven't visited, please do so and consider joining.  We have a different challenge every day of the week.  So lots of chances to win prizes.  Hope to see you there.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
613 Avenue Create - W - #89 Anything Goes
Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe - 2W, SIO, F - must use chalk in project – 2 or More Die Cuts with Chalk
Pile It On - W #37 Flowers and/or Feathers
Red Carpet Studio - 2W, movie inspired, layout, card - #78 Any Given Sunday
Catch The Bug - M, 3E, SIO – September Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10  Anything Goes..

Thursday, September 11, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GAIL!!! - Silhouette Cameo

Hi Everyone - me again!!!  I know it's a shock - two days in a row!!  Mom has kept the blog going for so long while I've been so busy with work, school, life in general that I thought I would give her a break for two days in a row!!  She makes such beautiful work and puts so much time into all her creations - I thought she needed a break!!

So yesterday, I told you that my mother-in-law's birthday was coming up next week!  So she doesn't like me to give her store bought cards - she keeps all my cards and sets them out for a long time after her birthday has passed.  So I thought I would make her this pop up card from the Silhouette store!  It was very easy to make - simply load the paper, send it to the Silhouette and the machine does all the work.  The hardest part is deciding what color of paper to use.

Here is the front that I printed out with the Silhouette:

and here's the inside of the card:

I think she'll really like it.  Now off to make some more cards for my Aunt Linda, Aunt Nellie, friend Tanner, and brother Brian!!  I'm sure that I can find something in the Silhouette store for each of them!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and we would love to hear your comments!  Stop by again to see what Mom makes for all these people too - I'm sure it'll be beautiful as always!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna
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