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Thursday, September 29, 2011

I Haven't Entered This Many...

I haven't entered this many challenges in a while, but I'm really excited and happy about a project I just finished! I always check the rules to not enter challenges with limits, so if I added your challenge and don't qualify, please forgive me!

Here's my project:
I altered a chalkboard for a friend who was recently named Teacher of the Year. It might not look like it, but it took me forever to finish this project. I'm really slow about crafting and tend to move things around like a million times to figure out where I want things. I guess that's why I like sketch challenges!

Challenges: 4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes, Shelley's Images - Tic-tac-toe (Bling/Free/Flowers), Southern Girls - Anything Goes, Digistamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes, Paper Pretties - Sentiment as the Focal Point, Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes, Anything Goes Challenges - Anything Goes (of course!), Clear It Out - Alter Something, Jens Digi Stamps - Let's Hear it for the Girls, Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - It's a Girl Thing

Big thanks to the team at Feline Playful!

If you'd like the details...My cute little teacher is a hybrid - Teacher Anya and Easter Anya from The Greeting Farm. I painted and crackle finished the frame then glittered the cracks.  The stars are chipboard covered in paper from October Afternoon's Schoolhouse pack. The Well Done and A+ banner up top are from KaiserCraft's Class of '87 line.  I wanted to use transfer paper to write her name using a font from a scrapbook lettering book I have, but I didn't have the right kind. I ended up having to free hand it, but I don't think it came out bad.  And because I always have a tip from messing up something... If you use white ink on a chalkboard, you can erase your mistakes with nail polish remover! (Teacher was SO slanted when I first wrote it.) I got the flowers from eBay a long time ago, but I rarely use flowers on my projects. I colored them with Copics and Glimmer Mist then put some Stickles on top. All the rhinestones are from Michaels.

Don't forget the party starts Monday on The Outlawz!

Words With Oozak

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's Almost Party Time!!

The party at The Outlawz starts Monday! Are you ready? We have hundreds of dollars in prizes, including two $100 gift certificates - one to and another to SCACD! We're also giving a prize to one member who posts the party flyer to a blog or Facebook post. You can get a gift certificate to Paper Temptress just for telling others about the party!

The sketch challenge this week is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps. That store and Paper Temptress are giving prizes to someone who completes a sketch challenge this month. This is the last sketch of the month:

And here's a bookmark I made using the Bookworm digi from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps:

Hope to see you in the challenge!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thank You!!

I owe some thanks as I've gotten some awesome things in the mail lately!

1. Thanks so much to Joanne at! She sent me some awesome MFT dies and a stamp set. Plus, she sent me one of her gorgeous cards! If you don't follow her blog, you are missing out!

2. I won some Copics from La-La Land Crafts! While I was super happy that I was getting some FREE Copics, I was concerned that the markers would get here and be colors I already have. I'm so happy to say that they helped finish some color families on my color chart!

3. Hopefully, I'll have a set of Marvy Uchida markers soon from SRM Stickers!

I'm so lucky to have won such awesome things lately. Especially since I can't win any of the amazing prizes that will be given out during the 1000 Member Celebration at The Outlawz! If you haven't made it over there yet, please know that we have two $100 gift certificates as prizes - one to and another for SCACD! There are so many great prizes and fun challenges lined up for the party. You don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Challenge at The Outlawz!

Here is this week's sketch at The Outlawz!

And here is my card using Randy Valentine's Boy, a digi from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, one of the sketch challenge's sponsors this month:

Hopefully, you've heard that there will soon be a serious party on The Outlawz. The party won't start until October 3, but right now, we're offering a chance to get $25 in awesomeness from Paper Temptress! Post our party flyer on your blog or Facebook page for entries in the giveaway... (See rules on our main page!)

You going to the movies this weekend? I think I'm going to have to see Killer Elite!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Guylou & I have Mind Meld Powers!!

The new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability is Thank You + a Star. There are so many images at GI that would work perfectly for this challenge, but somehow Guylou and I used the same image and sentiment on our cards! No, I don't get to see the other DT members' card in advance, and no, she didn't copy mine as I barely got it in to her before the challenge went up... Mind meld, I tell ya!

Here's my card using Genie from Guylou's Inimitability:

I used some Divaliscious papers from Glitz and Copics to color. The font is one of the free ones available at After looking at G's card, I wish I'd used that vellum on the skirt like I was planning. Maybe I could have let it float out of the circle? For extra stars, I embossed the top paper with the Teeny Tiny Backdrops stars from Lawn Fawn.

Anyway, if you'd like to join in the fun, you have until 10 p.m. EST on Sept. 29 to link your project at Guylou's Inimitability. The prize for this challenge is a $10 gift certificate - enough for a mini stamp haul! G is giving two challenge entries for using a GI stamp for this challenge. If you don't have any, the store has freebies! Hey, I don't even have some of the stamps in the freebies section! I need to get on that... See you in the challenge!!

Challenges: 4 Crafty Chicks - Embossing, Shelly's Images - Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This Week's Sketch & Party Announcement!

We're almost there! The Outlawz has almost 1000 members! You won't want to miss this one!!

And this is my card using a digi from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, one of the sponsors of the sketch challenge this month:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Here We Go!

Thank you all so much for helping me celebrate my birthday and blogaversary! While I probably have enough supplies to give everyone a little something, I let pick 3 winners. They are...

Yay! Lori happens to be a great follower; she comments on just about every post! I didn't even realize she was the who she is because the emails are always from her blog title, "Reflections from Granny"!

Yay! Teresa is a sweetie pie who plays at The Outlawz!

Yay! If you've never been to E.T.'s blog, you must now! Her cards are always fab. I expect to see something I send you on a card, E.T., since I'll probably end up paying a tank of gas to mail you some goodies! :D

Ladies, please send me your complete mailing addresses so I can get your goodies out to you this week.  Packages sent!

**Sorry Gina!**

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Candy Update...

So, I happened to run off for a Labor Day vacation a day earlier than planned (free room!), and I haven't had a chance to get everything together and photo'd. When I get up tomorrow, I will finish collecting things and post the winners of my followers/birthday/blogaversary candy. Sorry!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Blog Candy, I Have!

Speak Yoda, do you? So dorky, I am! I'm not much of a Star Wars geek, but I do enjoy an occasional Yoda-speak moment. Today's moment stemmed from a comment I made about Gina's cute button for the new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability! I promise not to give you any more (during this post)...

Anyway, 30 days from now (Sept 4), I will celebrate my first year of crafty blogging! Lord willing, between now and then, I will also enjoy a birthday and maybe reaching 200 blog followers. (Nine away!) To encourage you to celebrate with me, I'm putting together some candy! Here's a "draft" of the goodies. Some more things will be added as I search through my crafty mess to find the things I had off to the side for this event...

(Sorry for the raggedy picture; I never mange to take pics during the "real" hours of daylight.)

So... If you'd like to win, make sure you're a follower then add your name to the linky list below. Feel free to add the picture of my candy to your blog; I would appreciate it, but it is not a requirement to win. I'll draw the winner (winners?) on Sept 5! Good luck!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Before I Forget...

Before I forget, if you'd like to help out a mom with inoperable cancer, get some digis, and possible win a prize, please go here.

Back to School at GI!

Ready to go back to school? Well, the new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability will make you put on your thinking cap! We're heading back to school with some new digis and a back to school challenge. For this challenge, you'll need a school themed project with an apple on it. Here's my card using Teacher Leah and a button apple idea I saw in this YT video:

You can join the challenge by uploading a link to your project before 10 p.m. EST on September 15 and get a chance to be score some great GI stamps and a GDT spot. If you can't wait to get your hands on some of Guylou's digis, make sure to head over for the Labor Day Sale starting tomorrow!

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