Monday, February 29, 2016

COME CATCH A BUTTERFLY WITH US!

 WELCOME ABOARD TO OUR

OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE
OUR THEME IS:  ANYTHING GOES

COME JOIN US - BEST OF LUCK - HOPE YOU WIN SOMETHING!

OUR AWESOME Sponsor: Lacy Sunshine
 
AND YOU CAN WIN:  Prize 3 images
MY CHOICE:  RORY CATCHING BUTTERFLIES
I am one of those gals who loves to color large eyed figures - and thus I thoroughly enjoyed RORY CATCHING BUTTERFLIES!  But you do not have to color any special image to participate in this challenge - in fact, we'd love to have you just invent a sumptilicious card in turn with our theme:  ANYTHNG GOES!  You don't need an image even, but you do NEED A SENTIMENT - thus the wonderful name of our group.

So please PLEASE come on over and visit the OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE -
Participate to win something!  Say hi to the artists and the members like you who also are in the run for more images!

HAPPY BUTTERFLY DAYS!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

SMILE - NOW and keep it going!

Come in and meet one of my very best friends, Christina H.  Christina and I met over 6 mos. ago when her artwork literally blew me away.  I just knew I had to have her on our OUTLAWZ GREETINGS challenge team as a designer!  We got her and we enjoyed every laugh, shout out, and free digis she's given us.  But this is her last month til fall of 2016.  She's a wife of a cardiac surgeon, works with local hospitals by creating some of the most beautiful work I've ever seen for memories for parents whose young infants lose their early battle for life, but most of all she's a MOM!  A busy mom - she leaves everyone I know in the dust insofar as caring for her family!   And she now is preparing to go into the busy tax season by helping others.

So meanwhile, Christina is offering some free digis on her website.  Check out below the "WILD CHILD" card I did for Christina......I so thoroughly enjoyed creating this card and then to hear  Christina was thrilled with it, just made my day.  Scroll down below my card for Christina's blog link where you can pick up a free digi or 2!!!!  Stop and say hi to her also!

Come visit Christina's blog!!!  http://Memoriescrafter.blogspot.com

Monday, February 22, 2016

HAPPY NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY

HAPPY NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY!!!

To all of you who love that great flavor of a margarita, THIS IS YOUR DAY!  Have one when you get home from work......and RELAX!



Margaritas are defined as a cocktail consisting of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice.  I've even had a raspberry one and it was delish!  It's often served with salt on the rim of the glass.   The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up). Although it has become acceptable to serve a margarita in a wide variety of glass types, it is traditionally served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe somewhat resembling an inverted sombrero.

A friend of mine, Anne Fenton, has put an image on her blog in honor of this day so I thought what a great card to make up for my daughter Shelly, as a Margarita is one of her favorite relaxing drinks.  You can find the image here:  ANNE'S CARDS 4U


HAPPY MARGARITA DAY!

HAPPY............HELLO!

February 22

 OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE - COME JOIN US!
Welcome aboard my Outlawz Greetings Challenge image as a design team member of our group.  Our wonderful sponsor is: 

 Angie's Cards and Digis
  
And yes, there is a prize to the winner of her choice of any 3 Images.

The theme on your project should be either that of BIRTHDAY  or HELLO

My choice from Angie's Cards and Digis is:   CUTE BUG IN FLOWER

And of course I now have an extra Birthday card for my stash of cards. I love this one - just look at that cute little bug! What a happy card! Come join me at Outlawz Greetings challenge this week and you can now inspire ME!

Monday, February 15, 2016

GET WELL!

February 15 and we're saying 
Our awesome sponsor is:
   
A wonderful prize of a $10 gift certificate will go to some lucky winner.

All the  while I was creating my card below, I was thinking of the irony that was bringing Get Well cards to my mailbox this week.  After falling severely on ice in January, striking my head badly and breaking a vertebrae, I was in a brace and in pain for 3 weeks waiting for my surgeon to come back from vacation.  Not that I deny him his time off either as he just had a double knee replacement!  But surgery was just a few days ago and I feel a lot better, and it's time to make Get Well Cards for our friends.
Here's my GET WELL card and image. 
USING: NURSING TED
(Nurses are precious to me as my daughter and my sister are
both nurses.  And my daughter also loves teddy bears.)

 Then come over to the Outlawz and join us this week!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

CHECK OUT MY NEW HAT!




THESE LOVELY HATS WITH OUR WONDERFUL OWLS
on them are being handmade and sent out by your cute little owlet.  She's
also my daughter Rebecca Hovde.  I am wearing a soft pink with owls that
have black eyes!  How cool huh?  I love it as it's so warm. 

Price is $10.00 + $5 shipping.
Please email Becky Hovde at:  hivebiz@centurytel.net with your size and choice
of colors.  You can send her payment upon her paypalling you that it's done.
What? No Paypal?  Cash and checks are good too!

Monday, February 8, 2016

SPRING INTO ACTION ............

2016
FEBRUARY CHALLENGES at OUTLAWZ GREETINGS
Our MONTHLY SPONSORS are:   Rick St. Dennis, Creative Bug, Robyn's Fetish, Di's Digis Stamps, Angie's Bugaboo, Lacy Sunshine

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Today is February 8 and we are all longing for the few harbingers of spring we can find in Wisconsin.  It's cold - icy - windy with very little sun.  Yet the groundhog says spring is around the corner.
Feb. 8 Sponsor: Robyn's Fetish

Robyns Fetish has allowed us 3 of her gorgeous images to work with and tantalize
you into coming over and visiting her store.  I chose the spring cart!
Prize - 3 images
No digital papers available to team or prize.
Theme: All About Spring - card or 3D project, anything that represent Spring season  

 
So here is my sweetie and I do hope you come over to Outlawz Greetings challenge and compete with your friends in our challenge.  Come say "hi" to all my wonderful teamies and my awesome guest designer friend, Julie!

And please check this wonderful tutorial by my friend Christina at MEMORIES CRAFTER! 
 

 
3 beautiful images (your choice) are available to someone from Robyn's Fetish!!  WILL IT BE YOU!

Monday, February 1, 2016

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

Today  is February 1st, do you believe it?  Tomorrow will be the decision of
our everloving ground hog as to whether we continue for 2 mos. of this cold or spring
is around the corner.   It usually works out the same, doesn't it.  Last year Jimmy the Groundhog in Wisconsin bit the mayor's ear - so they are on the lookout for a new groundhog.  Not sure what happened to Jimmy, but nibbling on the ear is not allowed apparently.

This week the Outlawz Greetings Challenge Sponsors are:

  Rick St Dennis  
https://www.zibbet.com/Rick1949 
Prize 3 images
and also: 
Prize – 5 images
Our wonderful theme:  Love is in the Air--anything with wings (on the image or any embellishment)

I chose a Creative Bug digi to work with and created 4 cards.  We really don't do Valentine's Day but these will be sent in friendship and love - starting with my 2 daughters.  The image is BELLA BERRY PICKING and I've added a butterfly here and there for embellishments.




I used up a few more scraps in my year long effort to use only what I have on hand, other than digi images given to me for being a DT member.
Come on over to OUTLAWZ GREETINGS and join in the fun - you could enter into both sponsors and receive 8 free digis!  It's worth trying!