Monday, March 28, 2016

ANYTHING GOES WITH THE IDES OF MARCH ENDING!


Good morning - and Happy Spring!  Altho Spring officially arrived last weekend, our weather did not reflect it til now.  My husband had fun standing eggs on end last Sunday!  These 4 went into the evening unscathed.

 By morning there was still ONE left standing.  How surprising!
 We also had a little snow and sleet the Sat. before Spring began - our weather in Wisconsin is totally unpredictable!  BTW those eggs are absolutely huge - we buy them from a neighboring farm and are they ever tasty!

ANYHOW, my challenge card will go into the OUTLAWZ GREETINGS GROUP which this week is being sponsored by:   ALICIABEL
The Shop
ALICIABEL is offering a prize package of 3 images (your choice).

My card below is called a REVERSE EXPLOSION CARD.  I learned how to make them from a wonderful friend in Northern WI.  They do fold flat to fit in an A2 envelope also!

My image choice is called: 
Butterfly Faery
http://www.aliciabel.com/public/en/movies/212-butterfly-faery.html


 Hope to see you at the Outlawz Greetings challenge this week!



Monday, March 21, 2016

IT'S HIP TO BE SQUARE!

March is such a wonderful month, I love the eagerness of the tree buds as they swell larger and then all of a sudden, we have instant spring breath!!!  To me March is an escape from winter.  This winter I made up my mind to keep my weight loss going and I've succeeded!  Soon I will reach my maintenance mile marker and relax a bit and spend a very special evening with hubby relaxing and celebrating as our favorite time of the year approaches.  

We do have a lot of birthday cards to send out each year, so that alone keeps me busy at my favorite past time working as a CO-LEADER with OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE!   

We have 2 sponsors this week and that means we have TWO WINNERS!  The sponsors are:
 
 
Prize:  1 image bundle - your choice!!!

BLOOBEL STAMPS
 Prize: The following 2 images are for someone....

Bloobel MY CUP OF TEA 
and
Bloobel MUSTACHE BALLERINA

My first creation was made with an image from a "bundle" from MELONHEADZ images.  Yes, bundle means "lots of images" for one small price!  Melonheadz is awesome with the no. of images you get in your packages!  Below is from HAPPY NEW YEAR bundle, would you believe!  I chose to insert BIRTHDAY (rub on) keeping the HAPPY portion of the image.  I do have a lot of wonderful little great grandson's to send cards to.

The background of both of my cards below was self-created using that wonderfully NEW YUPO paper - a polyester fabric woven into a card that makes using your alcohol inks (yes, including your copic inks) and allowing them to spread out into FUN!  (Really, I over did it in all my enthusiasm.)


FROM BLOOBEL:  MY CUP OF TEA
The left hand side was created also with different inks on YUPO.
Come on over to Outlawz and enter some of our wonderful challenges!  Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 14, 2016

MY STITCH BACK IN TWINE gone Monochromatic

It's MONOCHROMATIC at the Outlawz Greetings Challenge!
Use any color, but stick with just shades of that color......and join us in welcoming
back our wonderful sponsor, MY STITCH BACK IN TWINE


And here's my image chosen from My Stitch Back in Twine, it's called 
Dreamy Darcee!
 

A very fun image.  I chose a window card and popped it away from the image.  Dots are done with Liquid  Pearls, all coloring done with Copics in shades of Orange!  A few fancy flowers added for taste and a beauty joins my birthday card collection! 

Come on over to OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE
show me your ZING in your artistry talents! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

OH MY PEEPS!


Ladies, I have a dear friend who is dearly gifted with all sorts of talent!  Today she told me of 2 more FREE digis she will give you, providing you just stop by her website and contact her through the Contact Me form at http://memoriescrafter.blogspot.com/ or email her at memoriescrafter@gmail.com

Here are her latest images and I feel so privileged to already have copies!!!  Write to Christina and enjoy creating for the holidays!  (Note: she has more digis available for the asking.)


 

Monday, March 7, 2016

AMAZING GREEN!

YES, March 1st has come and today is the 7th already - it arrived in as a gentle lion so we're hoping for a bright cheery spring as it goes out on March 31st!  Here at OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGES we are concentrating on the color green and challenging all of our peeps to create something with a bit of green on it.   

Our sponsors for the month of March are:    MOONFLOWER, MY STITCH BACK IN TWINE, BLOOBEL, MELONHEADZ and ALICIABEL.    Take a peek at MOONFLOWER and test your creativity with one of those beauties!!!



Sponsor:  MOONFLOWER
 
Prize – $10 USD/€10 Euro worth of digital stamps

My choice for a gate card is:
Minako The Oriental Maiden -   https://my.digitalgoodsstore.com/product/l9juu
With plenty of room for a short note from  you!

Come on over to the OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE and show us your artistic side! And best of luck - you could be the big winner!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

MEET ANNICA !

MEET OUR NEW GUEST DESIGNER FROM SWEDEN, ANNICA 


Annica Sussan Katarina K.
- Annica K.  ;) 
Born in Sweden and since moved to Norway.  Annica enjoys her best friend Any and their special fur babe - a beloved German Shepherd named Oliver.
 Annica also works at a day care for 3 to 5 year olds.  In her freetime, she's an avid artist in her hobby room doing just awesome work!  I am so happy her friend Liw suggested she contact us!
Annica's other interests are: the forest, water ( love cruises) , spending time with my friends, watching TV series and movies - love scifi and fantasy. 😍

My fb page in Swedish ( no blog) https://www.facebook.com/ankansdesign/
WELCOME ABOARD ANNICA!!!