Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Candy Run for Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our "twist" is to use your favorite From The Heart digi stamp! With so many great stamps to choose from, this is a tough one! 
Our sponsor for September is the wonderful From the Heart digi stamp company! You'll want to check out their store and look at all the great digi sets Faith Skrdla has designed. There's something for every occasion, and you can find some freebies and $1 digi sets that are a fantastic bargain! Here's the link: http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/ 
I have many favorites by From the Heart stamps, and this set called "Candy Run" is definitely one of them! Isn't that mouse adorable?! 
I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up and digitally color my digi. Then I did an offset file so I could print and cut him using my printer and Silhouette machine.
I used some fun Halloween papers and dies from Spellbinders' Labels 28 and Decorative Labels 28 to make the side-hinge card and layers. I added some fun candy embellishments to finish the card.


Feel Better Birdbrain for Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our "twist" is "CUTE AND QUIRKY ANIMALS." Remember you can always enter an anything goes project, so there's no reason not to join in the fun!
Our sponsor for September is the wonderful From the Heart digi stamp company! You'll want to check out their store and look at all the great digi sets Faith Skrdla has designed. There's something for every occasion, and you can find some freebies and $1 digi sets that are a fantastic bargain! Here's the link: http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/ 
My card features the set "Feel Better" and includes a sentiment from the set. I sized up my digi and sentiment and did an offset file for the digi stamp and used a label cut file for the sentiment. I printed them out and cut them with my Silhouette machine. Then I colored them with MEXPY markers. 
I used a Spellbinders embossing folder (Mediterranean Medallion) to emboss the gray cardstock behind the digi. Then I used a Fiskar's punch to add a border to the top and bottom of the card. 
I added a small glass bottle and chipboard spoon I colored with a silver metallic marker to complete the card. 

You + Me = Chemistry Card for Twisted Thursday at the Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our "twist" is "LITTLE KIDS." You can make a card for a child or that has a child on it for the twist, or you can enter any project since the twist is always optional. Why not join in the fun this week?
Our sponsor for September is the wonderful From the Heart digi stamp company! You'll want to check out their store and look at all the great digi sets Faith Skrdla has designed. There's something for every occasion, and you can find some freebies and $1 digi sets that are a fantastic bargain! Here's the link: http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/ 
I used "Nerd Girl Potion" and one of the fun sentiments from the set for my card. I sized them up and printed and die cut them using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I did a print and cut of the digi and colored her using Copic and MEXPY markers. 
For my step card, I used a cut file on my Silhouette to make the card base using white card stock. Then I cut the vellum paper with hearts using my Silhouette machine for the bottom and side cuts and a Memory Box notebook die for the center die cut behind the digi. I added some additional die cuts using Die-Namica dies from their "Chemistry" set. 

Trick or Tweet for Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our "twist" is ANYTHING GOES. It's everyone's favorite theme! Remember,  you can enter up to 2 projects every week, so why not join us? There are great prizes up for grabs!
Our sponsor for September is the wonderful From the Heart digi stamp company! You'll want to check out their store and look at all the great digi sets Faith Skrdla has designed. There's something for every occasion, and you can find some freebies and $1 digi sets that are a fantastic bargain! Here's the link: http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/ 
For my card, I used an orange 5X7 inch card base and added a Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight die cut as the background for my cute digi called "Birdbrain Jack-O-Lantern." The sentiment is from the same set. I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up, print and cut the digi and print the sentiment which I die cut using Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rounded Rectangles dies. 
I colored the digi using Copic markers and added a 3D pumpkin embellishment next to the digi. Then I die cut a pumpkin using the "Gourds and Pumpkins" die set by Poppy Stamps and adhered it to the bottom part of the sentiment after coloring the stem brown.

Birthday Fun for Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our twist is "BIRTHDAY FUN"! Remember that the twist is always optional, so you can enter any 2 projects each week whether you choose to follow the twist or not!
Our sponsor for September is the wonderful From the Heart digi stamp company! You'll want to check out their store and look at all the great digi sets Faith Skrdla has designed. There's something for every occasion, and you can find some freebies and $1 digi sets that are a fantastic bargain! Here's the link: http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/
For my 5X7 inch card, I used the digi from the set "Birthday Cat Pout." Because I contributed to a fundraiser the owner of the company had last fall, I was able to get the precolored version of this set, and that's what I've used here.
I added a cupcake border using EK Success "Cupcake Chain" punch and some silver glitter card stock. I also added some sequins and a metallic cupcake charm. 
The die cut panel with the digi and the die cut frame around it were cut using Waffleflower's "Lacey Layers" dies. The embossed circle die cut was made by embossing the Spellbinders' "Splendid Circles" dies onto yellow card and then die cutting around the edge with a Spellbinders circle die. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017




Hello, blogger friends! I'm back from semi-retirement to post this adorable piggy Faith Skrdla gave away for this month's SOTM progressive challenge over on the From the Heart Stamps blog. Faith has been battling brain cancer, and I am absolutely THRILLED that she is feeling well enough to be creating some new digis and sketches for the weekly sketch challenges over on the FTHS blog. Although my job has picked up quite a bit (cutting into my craft time, unfortunately, and necessitating a hiatus from my DT position on the Outlawz and from blogging in general!), I didn't want to miss out on celebrating Faith's return.

For this card, I used the Hershey's kisses Faith included in the SOTM as a background for the banners and colored them with my silver leafing marker. To follow the sketch, I added a bow, printed the sentiment (also included in the SOTM) on vellum, digitally colored the cute piggy and did a print and cut of him using my Silhouette machine.

For the inside of the card, I used a Gina Marie Designs die to die cut the frame and sentiment (sentiment is from a CTMH clear stamp set) and added another Hershey's kiss I printed and cut with my Silhouette before coloring with my silver leafing marker.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful 2017 so far. May the Lord bless and keep each of you! I've missed you all!





Challenges I'm entering:

FTHS Sketch #163

Thursday, November 24, 2016

This week at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our twist is "Anything Goes"! 
Our wonderful sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps, and I've used "Kawaii Kitty Ice Cream." You can find it (along with hundreds of other great digi stamps and papers) here: http://www.bugaboostamps.com
For my card, I used a 6X6 inch square card from my stash. I've been waiting to use this cute kitten card for awhile now! Pairing it up with this digi by Bugaboo seemed like a good idea. I added a stamp by CTMH underneath the digi and used a flair from my stash for the "thanks" sentiment. I added 3 black candy dots to the left side and used some pink twine to pull in the idea of kittens playing with yarn from the cardstock pattern. 
Hope you can join us over at the Outlawz this week!