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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Use Your Favorite Color Combination

We haven't posted in a while.  It hasn't been because we haven't been busy because we have.  We will be posting some later, I promise.

Today is the Paper A La Mode Challenge at The Outlawz.  Our theme is Use Your Favorite Color Combination.  The sponsor is Squigglefly.  I know you will find something in their shop that you will like.  The image I chose for my project is called Three Stockings Waiting.  I wanted to make something besides a card.  I got an email from Splitcoast Stampers this week showing how to make a Star Box.  So I decided that would be fun to make.

Project Supplies:
Star Box - tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers
KandCo. Designer Christmas Paper
Image - Three Stockings Waiting by Squigglefly
Embellishments from my stash
Promarkers used to color image:
Fireplace - Burgundy, Crimson
Stockings - Forest Green, Holly
Candles - Red, Berry Red
Holly - Leaf Green, Holly, Poppy
Candle Holders - Gold Glitter Pen
Pine Cones - Cocoa
Pine Needles - Pine
Wall - Almond Putty

I really appreciate those of you who continue to follow us.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will join us for this week's challenge.  

Another thing I would like to tell you about.  We've also started a Freebie/Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz.  This is a monthly challenge starting on the first day of each month.  We started Dec. 1.  Check it out here.

I hope you will have a great weekend.  Don't forget to worship in the place of your choice.  God Bless you!!!!! Peggy.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Snowman, Use Purple And Teal

Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge is up and running.  We had good participation last week and I hope to see it again.  The theme is Snowman with a twist of Use Purple and Teal.  When I made my card, I forgot about the color twist and made red, white and black.  When I realized what I had done, I had to recreate it.  The sponsor this week is Squigglefly.  Please go to the challenge site and look at all the beautiful cards by the DT.

Card Supplies:
5X7" card base
Image - Snowy Card by Squigglefly
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder for the background
Sentiment - from Anna Griffin's Christmas Kitsch cartridge - Image #MB50F0 in Cricuit Design Space
Clear Glitter Pen -  I added glitter to the snowflake & flower on the Snowman image and the Merry Christmas but it didn't photograph well.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope your weekend is lovely.  It is very cold here so I'm trying to stay warm.  Thank the Lord for heat pumps.  God Bless You!!!!!  Peggy

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Paper A La Mode - Cute Christmas

It's Saturday so another Paper A La Mode Challenge begins at The Outlawz.  Our theme this week is Cute Christmas.  Our sponsor is Rick St. Dennis.  Rick has images of all types, something for a lot of different tastes.  My image for this week is Santa with Pipe.

Card Supplies:
4.75X6.75" card base
Background Paper/Sentiment - KandCo. from my stash
Image - Santa with Pipe by Rick St Dennis
Ornament Die - Anna Griffin Ornament Dies
Promarkers - for coloring the image.

I do hope you will join us at The Outlawz for this Saturday Challenge.  We have a different challenge everyday so there are lots of opportunities to win prizes.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, November 3, 2014

Christmas Card - Holiday Snowflakes

Provocraft came out with a new cartridge last week called Holiday Snowflakes.  It doesn't contain just ordinary shaped snowflakes but some of them tell the story of Christmas.  The one I used for this card is one of them.  It is Snowflake 41.  I was happy when I found out this cartridge was part of the Design Space subscription.

Card Supplies
5.5"X5,5" card base
Background Paper - DCWV Shimmer Stack
Cricut Cartridge Holiday Snowflakes-Snowflake 41
Star is from DS Digital Image Set "Stars"
Smaller stars are little round stickers I bought looong time ago.
Merry Christmas sticker

Here is a copy of all the snowflakes on this cartridge.

Donna and I had a couple of friends over Saturday to make Christmas ornaments.  Last week Donna posted some ornaments she made and when some friends saw them they wanted to come over and make some.  We had fun.  She made some pictures so I will get her to post them

Thank you for stopping by today.  It's always a joy to have you.  God Bless You.  Peggy

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Anything Goes

Our sponsor for this week's challenge at The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode is Sassy Studio Designs.  Our theme is Anything Goes.  To me that is the easiest theme.  I hope you will join us.  This is my design team card.

Card Supplies:
Card Base - Silhouette Cut File #54161-a2 Bracket Shaped Card resized to 7".
Image - Get Well Sassy by Sassy Studio Designs
Promarkers to color image

Thank you for stopping by today.  Donna & I have a trip to Michael's & Hobby Lobby planned today.  We have a Christmas Ornament making class planned.  Looking forward to this.  It should be fun.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

HALLOWEEN IS IN THE AIR - Silhouette Cameo

Hi Everyone - well I told you that I had another project that I'd been working on for my husband's secret pal at work.  His secret pal loves all things Halloween especially bats!  So my husband asked me to make him some things to add to his Halloween decor.  

I chose this Halloween lantern because it had bats on it.  I put a LED tea light inside to light it up.  

My next project was a couple of pumpkins - aren't these cute??  These are simply scalloped circle glued together and then I cut out fall leaves and ran through the Cuttlebug.

The final project was a banner of alternating pumpkins, bats, spiderwebs - I think it'll look cute draped along a fireplace mantel.

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DECORATING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore

Hi Everyone - can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner?  I know - it makes me feel a little sick to my stomach too!!  Now let me say that I LOVE the CHRISTMAS SEASON for the true meaning of Christmas in the birth of Christ.  I don't love it for all the hustle and bustle that the world brings to the Christmas season.

I've always wanted to decorate some of the plastic clear ornaments that are in the craft stores these days.  So Boss' Day was last week and my boss LOVES Christmas so I decided to decorate some of the Christmas ornaments for her.

Using vinyl, my Silhouette and my mom's Cricut Explore (which I LOVEEEE), I cut vinyl to decorate the balls.  Now, I will say that this is one of the EASIEST projects to make and it looks oh so pretty!!

I decorated the first ornament to look like Santa Claus.  I filled the inside of the ornament with red strips of paper.  For the buckle, I used rhinestones and formed a square.

The next ornament I cut out JOY for both sides of the ornament.  I filled this ornament with strips of silver glitter paper.

Next, I cut out Let It Snow and a Snowflake.  This ornament is filled with - no, not snow - epson salt. Doesn't it look like snow though?? 

Last, but not least, I cut out my boss' initials and filled with white sheer ribbon.

Once I finished all the ornaments, I made a box to house the ornaments.  I scored the paper at 2" and folded up the sides for the bottom.  I cut a piece of thick cardboard and covered with red paper and adhered to the bottom of the box to make it more sturdy.  

For the top - I cut out a scalloped square with my Silhouette and scored to form the sides.  Then I tied a very pretty red bow around it.  

Now, when I gave it to my boss this morning, she SCREAMED with joy!!  She LOVED it!!!  She loves when I make her things and she especially loved this because it was Christmas!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  We appreciate your visits and your comments!!  Please come back tomorrow - I have another project to show you.  It's for Halloween and for my husband's secret pal at work!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna
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