Monday, September 29, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Add A Sentiment

Hi ladies, another Paper A La Mode challenge started Saturday on the Outlawz.  I'm a little late posting my card.  Our theme is Add A Sentiment.  Bugaboo is our sponsor.

Card Supplies:
5X6.5" card base
Image - Beautiful Blocks-Thoughts & Prayers
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - from Damask Decor Set
Die - Anna Griffin Cut & Emboss Folder for the Cuttlebug
Promarkers used to color image:
Flowers - Reef Blue, Capri Blue, Frozen Lake
Leaves - Olive, Pressed Leaf
Background - Almond

Please pop over and see what the Design Team has made for inspiration.  We have had more participation in the last few weeks and we're so grateful.  Hope to see you on The Outlawz.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Eureka Stamps Challenge - Add Some Bling

I'm sure you know by now there is nothing I like better than bling, ribbon, lace, pearls, etc.  So when I found out the Eureka Stamp Challenge was to "add some bling" to my project, I knew I could do that.  What do you think?

Card Supplies:
6X6 card base
Background Paper - KandCo. Christmas paper
Images - Eureka Stamps Digi 35001 - Winter Set of 4 (I don't know why I always pick the digis that require the most coloring.  You think I would learn.
Promarkers and Glitter Gel Pens used to color images:

Holly - Cardinal Red, Red, Berry Red, Lipstick, Holly, Forest Green, Gold Gel Pen
Pine Cone - Pine, Holly, Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, White Gel Pen
Poinsettia - Cardinal, Berry Red, Red, Marsh, Lime, Gold Gel Pin, Stickles
Snow Flakes - Clear Glitter Gel Pen, Powder Blue
Backgrounds - Powder Blue

Thanks for visiting with us today.  I hope you will come over to our challenge and join in.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Hi Everyone - 

Can we have a show of hands of the people out there that LOVE the Micheal's $1 Bins???  Well, I must say that I can't go in Michael's without spending money on the $1 items in those bins.  There are LOTS of goodies to be had in that area.

With that thought in mind, I like to get things in the bins in order to give a little something to Jacob's teachers.  I have found that if you keep the teachers happy, they will take good care of your child.  So I try to send them a little something for each holiday.  Well, these bags are going to Jacob's teachers tomorrow in celebration of the first day of fall.  I also send something to the school nurse, Ms. Kristen, because she takes good care of Jacob too when he's not feeling well.  

So I got all his teachers and nurse something for a total of $10.  Not a bad price for making five people smile!!

I used my Silhouette to create the Chevron monograms for each bag.  I tried to match the color of the monogram to the items inside the bag.  I think they turned out cute!

Now let me clarify that Jacob will NOT be delivering these to his teachers.  He's too embarrassed and cool to make the deliveries so my Mom said she will take them to the school tomorrow on her way to her bowling league!  Too funny!!

Well,thanks so much for stopping by today - Mom and I appreciate your visits and your comments.  If you've found the Micheal's $1 bins as much fun as we have, please let us know.  It's nice to know there are others that have the same addictions as we do!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge-Sandi's Samples

Another challenge starts today at Through The Craft Room Door.  The theme is always Anything Goes.  Sandi's Samples is sponsoring this week so come on over and play with us.  I chose Sandi's Cabbage Roses and her Long Stem Roses for my card.

Card Supplies:
Card Base - Lace Folded Card from Anna Griffin Cricut Splendid Soiree Cartridge.
Images -  Front-Sandi's Samples Cabbage Roses.  Inside-Sandi's Long Stem Roses
Martha Stewart Large Monarch Butterfly Punch
Purple ink for stamping sentiments and inking edges
Promarkers used to color images:
Roses - Amethyst, Orchid, Ivory, Lime Zest
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green
Tips of rose petals - highlighted with clear glitter gel pen.

Here is the inside of my card:

Thank you for visiting with us today.  My term on TTCRD is almost over so I would like for you get acquainted with them before then.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Eureka Stamp Challenge - Vintage or Distressed

Today's challenge on Eureka's Stamps Challenge is Vintage or Distressed.  I'm not sure my card fits that description or not, but I got distressed making it.  LOL

Card supplies:
A2 card base
Image - Eureka Stamps digi#16204-Cornucopia
Label - Silhouette cut file #13610 Thanksgiving Tags.  I have always been very pleased with the cut files I get from the Silhouette online store but this one was a disappointment.  I had to rework the whole file.  I hope to do a tutorial on how I did that later this week.
Promarkers used to color image:
Basket - Cocoa, Tan
Corn - Gold, Tulip Yellow, Raw Sienna, Burgundy, Tea Green, Gray Green
Pumpkin - Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber
Grapes - Aubergine, Purple
Gourd - Holly, Ivory
Leaves - Burgundy, Lipstick Red, Mandarin, Honeycomb, Raw Sienna, Gold, Tulip Yellow
Small Pumpkins - Ivory, Satin

Thank you for stopping by today.  I've enjoyed Donna posting some lately.  I hope her life will settle down so she can enjoy her Happy Space.  God Bless You!!!!!! Peggy

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Hi Everyone! 

It's been so long since I made a project with my Silhouette that I had to wash an inch of dust off of it.  I've been so busy lately that I haven't been able to go into my "Happy Place" which makes Donna not such a "Happy" person!

As Mom said the other day, September is "Birthday Month" in our family.  It seems like every other day is someone's birthday in our family.  Saturday was Mom's birthday and today is my sister-in-law, Terrie's, birthday!!  See what I mean!

Well, my nephew Christopher's birthday is September 15th!  He'll be 30!!!!  He plays a guitar in a band and writes his own music so I thought I'd make him a card along that line.  I put the word guitar in the search engine of the Silhouette and viola - up popped this guitar card!  PERFECT!!!!

So, I cut out all the pieces and assembled. 

Using the Silhouette, I printed out the sentiment for the inside of the card which reads:

Have a rockin' good 30th Birthday!!
I hope Christopher will like the card - I think he will!  Well, thanks for taking a look at my card and listening to me ramble on.  I also made my mother-in-law a card today - I'll post it another day this week.  Her birthday is the same day as Christopher's.  Told you September was a birthday month in our family!!!  I wasn't kidding!!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit - Mom and I appreciate your visits and your comments!  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door Magazine & Challenge

Through The Craft Room Door
Paper Craft Magazine, September 2014 Issue

Is now available for your viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door website: It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create. Come see Colleen Schaans craft room - trust me it will knock you off your feet - it totally rocks. Art by Miran is this issues Feature Digi artist and has given the subscribers the sweetest images for you to download. Come on over and join us! We look forward to seeing you.

There is also another challenge starting today at TTCRD.  As you know our theme is always "Anything Goes".  Here is the card I submitted for my DT card.

Card Supplies:
Base card is Silhouette Online Store file #64592 Pop Up Book Card by Lori Whitlock. 
Image - Eureka Stamps digi11002 Guardian Angel
Dies - Anna Griffin Cut & Emboss Dies
Background Paper - KandCo. Blue Awning Paper 
Markers used to color image:
Hair - Promarkers Umber, Walnut, Cinnamon, Tan, Satin
Skin - Promarkers Satin, Coral, Sunkissed Pink
Wings - Copics E41 for shading
Robe - Copics - E41, BV00 and Purple and Gold Gel Pens

Here is the inside of the card.
Card Supplies
Base card is Silhouette Online Store file #64592 Pop Up Book Card by Lori Whitlock. 
Right Image - digi14503 Bouquet of Angels Sentiment 
Left Image - Poppy by Anne's Digital Art - This was one of Anne's Freebies so I could not locate a place for you to download it.
Background Paper  - KandCo. Blue Awning Paper 
Frames - Frame by Birds' Cards.  This is another generous lady with her cut files.  She has lots of cut files that she gives away.
Promarkers used to color Poppy:
Leaf Green, Forest Green, Ginger and Spice

I hope you will visit us at TTCRD and see all the gorgeous creations by the other DT members.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - A Day For Daisies

This week on The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge we have a new sponsor.  It is A Day For Daisies.  Our theme is Masculine.  My disclaimer is "I don't do masculine cards well."  I chose the image "My Baby Brother."

Card Supplies:
A2 card base
Image - My Baby Brother from A Day For Daisies
Frame - Cricut Design Space file
Sentiment - Silhouette File #38459
Border - Silhouette File #58515
Pebbles Chalk for background shading of image
Promarkers used to color image:
Hair - Cocoa, Tan, Satin
Skin - Coral, Satin
Clothes - Grey Green, Tea Green
Hair - Sunflower, Primrose
Skin - Ivory, Satin
Blanket - Arctic Blue, Powder Blue
Carrier - Ivory, Satin

Thank you for stopping by our blog today.  Although Donna is busy with life right  now, she still loves to see who visits and read your comments.  Hopefully she will be back soon.  I can only hope.  Have a wonderful week.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Folded Shirt Card

September is the birthday month in our family.  This coming Saturday is my brother-in-law's birthday.  He and my sister are big fans of my cards so I wanted to make him one he will like.  I hope this one fits the bill.

Card Supplies:
Tutorial for Folded Shirt Card - There are several on the internet but I found this one to be helpful.  I had printed off one from Martha Stewart but there were no pictures and I need pictures. This one has pictures and a video.  It's from Card Making
Paper is from my stash.  Thinner paper is better.
Ink for inking the edges of the tie.
White gel pin for making stitches on the pocket on the inside.

This is the inside of the card where I will write my sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you've got a masculine card you need to make.  Try one of these cards.  They're easy.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What I Did Labor Day Weekend

I think Labor Day is supposed to be a time of fun and sharing it with family & friends.  Well, I took it literally and labored all weekend.  I spent it organizing my craft room.  I came to these realizations:

  1. I am a sick woman for buying all this "stuff".  Why do I think I have to have one or two of everything?
  2. If I live to be 110 years old and made something everyday, I would never use all this stuff.
  3. I need to adopt a nursing home and use the cards I make to cheer up the people there.  Some of them have no one to visit them.
  4. I'm sure there are other things I resolved to do while I was working on my craft room but these are the main ones.
Here are some pictures of the "Organize Project."

Thank you for visiting today.  How many of you are as bad as Donna & I about buying crafty stuff?  God Bless You!!!!!  Peggy