Thursday, October 29, 2015

NEWS AT OUTLAWZ GREETINGS GROUP!


Ah it's the first week of November and our wonderful guest designer positions turns over again.  This week we hesitantly and so thankfully tell Michelle we are happy she joined us, and even tho we must say goodbye for a wee bit to Michelle Vatafu she is willing to come back in 2016.  Here's her last post with us ..... gorgeous huh?



And this week you will see Linda Simpson's newest post with us.   I  have followed Linda's blog posts for quite some time now, so was delighted when she thought she'd like to guest with us in November.
Cute photo of Linda and hubbie as they were recently travelling on vacation!


And here is Linda's card she submitted for this coming week's challenge which you can also see everyone's wonderful cards at OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE.   Linda chose THE FAIRY OF CHRISTMAS   from POPPY SEED GRAPHICS.  She also has worked on CHRISTMAS BIRDS ON A BRANCH.

Are you interested in being a guest design team member on OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE - just email me by clicking here:  LINDA W.

Monday, October 26, 2015

10/26 and OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE GROUP....

It's October 26, and fall is fast on us.  SW Wisc. falls are pretty typical of each other than the amount of color you may see may vary from year to year!  My husband I took a hovercraft trip out on the Mississippi River on October 22 and just check out a few of the colors in the trees!  It was awesome, breezy cool but awesome!







 OK, let's get back to our challenge post at OUTLAWZ GREETING CHALLENGE GROUP.  Anything Goes is our theme!  Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs.  And here's my entry.

 JACK LET'S GO OUT  


And ladies, take some time to visit our challenge blog and view our newest Junior Design Team Member's work!  
 
As this is the October Anything Goes challenge, Bella is our next Jr Guest DT.
"Hi, my name is Bella and I craft with my grandma every other weekend. We have been crafting ever since I can remember. She shares her special markers with me, and I have my own stamps and decorations. I like to make cards but like to alter stuff and make "canvases" like she does.
I am in 3rd grade and I like to swim, ice skate, roller skate, watch Ever After High, cook and I love to make things with grandma. I am going to be a cowgirl for Halloween. I have 5 brothers and 1 sister. I live with my mom and 1 brother."
Here's my mixed media project. I used cute images from Ike's Art. I made a scene for my sea animals in a collage. I used grandma's stamp for the words. I colored my animals with her markers. I drew seagulls in the sky. I found grandma's sticky diecuts and added them like waves in the ocean.  I forgot that I framed it all with washi tape. I got a birthday present of  50 rolls of washi tape. I gave one to grandma for her to use. Grandma hung my canvas on my bedroom wall. It's her craft room too."
Bella's mixed media canvas using Ike's Art images from the Sea Life set:

WOW, we are busy bees this week, come over to Outlawz Greetings Challenge and join us!  You can't win without entering, right?

Monday, October 19, 2015

FROSTY WATCHES THE AURORA BOREALIS

DATE:  October 19 at OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE, we're having fun with flowers and/or brads.  Our awesome sponsor is RICK ST DENNIS (click to see his products including the brand new adult coloring books!)
Sponsor:  Rick St Dennis   
 
Theme: Use Flowers or Brads on your project

I created the Northern Lights by using flicks of various colors
of my copic pens.  This is my first try and know I'll be trying more.
 I used brads and not flowers and also used a bit of Frantage.  There are 3 ribbons at the base.  This is an A6 card. 



FROSTY DIGI STAMP
Thank you for visiting.

Monday, October 12, 2015

I LOVE AUTUMN COLORS AND TWINE!


AUTUMN COLORS AND TWINE
What a gorgeous combo to make cards from.
Here are OUR AWESOME sponsors plus a surprise!

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and

and a SURPRISE ARTIST CHRISTINA H. DONATING THE FOLLOWING DIGI
to one lucky gal!!!  You must enter our Themed Challenge to win!
SO THANKFUL PUMPKIN SET (in JPEG & PNG) plus 3 sentiments

There will be a 2nd drawing this week for a Pumpkin Digi created by our own Christina Hor 

Please come over to OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE, 
enter your project by following the easy guidelines.  I wish you lots of luck.  
Take time out of work and chase the falling leaves!

Monday, October 5, 2015

NEW GIRL AND NEW CHALLENGE (READ IT ALL)

OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE opens up this week with a wonderful WELCOME ABOARD TO MICHELLE VATAFU!  


 
I am married with one daughter.  My husband is a wonder and has no clue (or doesn’t care) how much I spend on crafts LOL!  My daughter just entered into her first year university.  I have been crafting for most of my life and began with scrapbooking about 16 years ago.  I am a bit of a perfectionist so it was taking me about 5 or 6 hours minimum to do one layout.  I started seeing how some people make cards and found that it was with Copic Markers.  I was immediately hooked!  In less than a year I had every colour and Jennifer Dover’s colour charts, along with Alyce’s lessons from Kit and Clowder, and off i was learning how to use my Copic Markers.  This was about 2 years ago and I continue to grow as a colourist each and every project I complete.

Today I am enthralled with this mixed media stuff that I see Vicky Papaioannou do, that again, I had to buy the stuff she is using like Gelato’s and the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and all the mixed media stuff and voila!  Another tenticle of our craft as it branches out even further.  NOW, I just need to find time to learn how to do that and use all the new products LOL.  

My daughter keeps us very busy as she plays Softball for her University, so we travel all over Ontario right now with her while she completes this season.  Softball finishes at the end of October so after this time, I am good to get back into crafting and making cards, cards, cards.  

My blog is michellevata.blogspot.ca.  I would love for you to pop in anytime and if you see what you like, leave me a message.
 
NOW CHECK OUT OUR CHALLENGE THIS WEEK.............
Theme:  Halloween Party! Get your Halloween Card/invite ready

SPONSOR THIS WEEK:
 

MY EASEL CARD USING YO HO HO!!!
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