Sunday, December 30, 2012

My final Outlawz Guest Designer project

Hi Everyone!!  Happy New Year!!  2012 is just a blur for me, such an eventful year for me both good and bad.  I'm ready to move on to a new year  :)

So here is my final project for The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  The challenge is to Create A Vintage Project.  Well here is my first ever stab at vintage.  I love the Wizard of Oz and I've had these digi's from the wonderful Paulette at Create With TLC.  She has awesome daily freebies too!  I coated everything with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  Inked all of the edges and stippled everything even the pearl stick, ribbon and lace!

papers - My Mind's Eye
ink - Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
dies - Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, MFT Die-namics Pinking Edge Border, A Cut Above Dies (Verve) Jotted Heart
digis - Create With TLC
stick pins - Petaloo Premier
lace - Recollections (Michael's brand)
crinkle ribbon from stash

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Hiding In My Craft Room - #78 Freestyle (Anything Goes)
Totally Gorjuss - New (new Spellbinders die)
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle - #55 Anything Goes (10E)
Jelly Park Challenges - Old & New (old ribbon, new Spellbinders die)
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - #69 Anything Goes
Make It Monday
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - Favorite Colors
AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog - Any Sentiment
Delightful Sketches - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffett Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Monday, December 24, 2012

I Love You Daughter

Hi!  Well we're in the home stretch to Christmas!  Hope everyone isn't too frazzled!  I know I am!  LOL!  Here is my project as Guest Designer at The Outlawz.  It is a wall hanging for my daughter.  When she was a little girl we would always say I love you in sign language.  Here is a pic of Shianne in pre school, oh how I wish we had digital back then!!  This is a picture of a picture!

And this was us last year at a soccer game.  The SVG is by Designs on Cloud 9
and I used the Make the Cut software and my Cricut to cut it.  I used pop dots 
on the middle fingers and slightly inked the edges.

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday! 

I love you Shi!!  :) 



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Challenge Blog starting in January!!

Hi!!  As I mentioned yesterday Jackson's Digital Expressions will be ending on Dec. 31st.  Chana (creator of JDE) asked me to join her in a new endeavor and because I love working with such a talented lady, I agreed!  We have most of the JDE Design Team joining us and we'll have the same sponsors in 2013.  Here is the link to the new blog:

Now I am always quick to say that drawing is not my strength!  I say I'll build you something though!  LOL!  However, I drew this for the blog banner and I actually like it!  It's simple, country, whimsy but those are some of the styles I like.  I have very eclectic taste.  I colored it with chalks, Prismacolor pencils/Gamsol and acrylic paints.  Some highlights of Stickles too.

Here are the details of our first challenge and we hope you become a follower and join our "neighborhood".

Challenge #1 Anything Goes

start date is Sunday January 6, 2013

and our sponsor will be Bugaboo Stamps!

Winner will receive 7 images from Bugaboo
Hope to see you in January!  Until then have a happy and safe holiday season!  And don't forget to wear your seat belts!  :)

JDE's final CAS Challenge

Hi Everyone,

For those who do not know Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge Blog will be ending on 12/31/12.  Robert has decided to end his partnership with the JDE blog.  However, Chana and myself are starting our own challenge blog and most of the JDE design team will be joining us!  Here is the link and I will be doing a more formal post about it tomorrow  613 Avenue Create

So here is my final CAS entry for JDE.  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digi Stamps who I just love!  I used the Stocking Santa Ornament.  Isn't he cute?  She has a cute window Santa freebie until Thursday night you should go grab it!

Papers - My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad, Authentique, green and the plaid from stash
Embossing folder - Sizzix snowflake
Dies - Spellbinders oval/scalloped oval, MFT fishtail flags
colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Copics on the skin, stippled background in the oval

Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays and the season!

Anything Goes Challenge Blog - #82 Traditional Colors
Celebrate the Occasion - #93 Christmas Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - #95 More Holiday Spirit
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Million Thanks Shadowbox

Hi Everyone!  Busy,busy,busy!  I'm here today with my Guest Designer entry for the Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge.  I must admit this was a labor of love let me tell you!  And I think it's different from my usual designs, I always admire others work like this but I finally made one myself..  And it's for someone very special too  :)

this view shows the dimension
close up of poem found at The Poetry Pad
Digi is from Teddy Bo and Co. called Teddy Bea #196
I've been playing with the handful of Copics that I have and I colored the bears solely with those.  I used chalks and Prismacolor pencils on the rest of the image.

So here is the completed shadowbox. The paper is 8x8 and I purchased an 8x8 shadowbox for it but, did it fit?  Nooo...of course not!  So I had to cut and hot glue cardboard, etc, etc.  And boy is it hard to take a good pic of it!  

papers - My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper stacks
dies - MFT (bow/fishtail flag/mini scalloped edging border), Spellbinders circle and Memory Box (La Rue Heart and Honeysuckle Vine)

Well thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop and take a peek!  


Monday, December 10, 2012

Take me to you freezer!

Hi!  Today I have another project as Guest Designer at The Outlawz Challenge Blog.  The challenge is to use animal prints or make an animal the focal point of your design.  I was going to make something with an old dolphin stamp I have and I wish I had.  I used pink zebra on this snowman from Whimsie Doodles.  You know when you make something and you're just not happy with it?  It just didn't turn out the way you wanted it to?  And at midnight you don't have enough time to start another project?  LOL!  Yeah that's this one for me  :)   Not to mention the pics/lighting do not do it any justice.

Details:  I paper pieced the hat/scarf/mittens/straw, colored with Copics/Prismacolor pencils/chalks I colored the snowman with my pearl chalks, Stardust Stickles on the cup/snowflake, Icicle Stickles on the hat,etc, snowflake die/fishtail flags by MFT, rounded squares by Lifestyle Crafts, banner is an SVG from Designs on Cloud 9.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathi  :)

Dream Valley Challenges - #47 Christmas
The Squirrel and the Fox - Summer or Winter

Monday, December 3, 2012

Inks and Such Challenge at JDE!

Happy Tuesday and it's time for our weekly challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.  It's time for Inks and Such (AKA strut your stuff) and this week I'm using the Chef Eli digi.

close up

Details:  card base is a blank card from Michael's $1.00 bin last year, sentiment from Papertrey Ink sets Birthdays by the Numbers + Big Birthday Wishes, MFT Die-namics die, washi tape from Target, Darice embossing folder on brown paper, papers from stash, skin colored with Copics bow with Prismacolor pencil/Gamsol.


Happy Birthday Denzel!

Happy Birthday to my Godson Denzel!!!  I love you and I hope your birthday is as AWESOME as you!!  I am so glad you came into my life 8 years ago and you have brought me so much joy over the years.  I will always be there for you and love you..."Mom"

Details: 8th Birthday was a free word art by Desert Diva, penguin image by Digi Darla, paper by Imaginisce (Let's Pretend), colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Glossy Accents on spiky hair, banner dies by MFT Die-namics.

Thanks for stopping in!

Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Oozak - #9 Anything Goes + Red
Here Come The Boys - Birthday

Guest Designer at The Outlawz!

Hi Everyone!

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for December at The Outlawz - Monday Challenge.
I can't even tell you how flattered I was!  So after much worry and anxiety here's what I can up with for the challenge:  The Eyes Have It!  Incorporate "Eyelets" in your design or use an image in which the eyes are the Focal Point.  I wasn't sure which version I liked better so I gave the coordinator both and she chose this first version.

                                                           second version
                                                                 close up
                                           I used Glossy Accents on her eye and lips

Here is the original digi I used from Saturated Canary called Books and Bedhead.  I really liked the one eye showing.  I love her digi's they're so cute!
I colored her with Copics on the face and chalks and Prismacolor pencils for the rest of the image.  Dies: rounded squares by Lifestyle Crafts (formerly QuicKutz) there are 18 nested dies in one set! Great deal 1/2 price at JoAnns = $12.50!!  Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares.  Papers by My Mind's Eye and ribbon/gem/metal brad from stash.

If you like challenge blogs then head over to The Outlawz they have challenges every day of the week with awesome prizes too!  Not to mention what a great group of people who are always so sweet!!  Thanks for having me Outlawz!!