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Friday, June 29, 2012

New Challenge and a Freebie!!

We just started a new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability - Pearls and Swirls!! This challenge should be easy for a lot of you, but last night, I could not get it together! The last few days all I've wanted to do was nothing! I have so many images printed up on my table, but...

Anyway, here's my card using the new Lotus is a Bride digi!

Got too happy with the blue marker!

I expect to see a lot of you in the challenge. You don't need to use a Guylou's Inimitability digi to play along, BUT G has a freebie until tomorrow night!!

Please visit, add Princess Tara at the Ball to your cart and apply the code 201206-FREEBIE-PRINCESS at check out to get it free.

**Totally not related to this post, but Blitsy has the Summer pack of Distress Inks for lower than any of the other stores I checked. I'm a bargain shopper and believe in making sure I'm getting a good deal when shopping online. I have a feeling they're going to sell out of these quickly, so get on over there!

**Challenges: Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes, Crafty Ann's Challenges - Memories are Made of This,  Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge -  Use a Digi

Thursday, June 28, 2012


It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet! I'm behind with this card. It's mostly my fault as I didn't start until VERY late, but I've spent the last few hours being harassed by a fly. It's a big, huge, loud fly - the kind my father (yes, that guy again) would call a doo-doo fly. You know why... This thing is so loud that no matter where it was in the room, it sounded like it was right in my ear. Or like a swarm of bees was about to attack. Surround sound! I can only imagine how many calories I burned twirling my arms around my head like a crazy woman and wielding the fly swatter like a baseball bat. Heck, those calories are the only good thing about that fly being in my house!

Yeah... back to the challenge. For this challenge we want to see some sparkle! It could be bling, glitter, or whatever else sparkly you have at your disposal.  I used some of the trim that came in my Webster's Pages warehouse sale box. I've looked through that box a bunch of times, and I'm not sure that should have bought it. I like bright paper! I've seen lots of awesome projects using their stuff; I'm just not sure that I'll ever even try...My image is one of the Pollycraft/LMMS stamps, Luna Bitterfrost Birthdays Rock. One of my markers decided it wanted a refill as soon as I started using it and left a mucky mess on my image that didn't blend out well.

You know what? I am going to bed. I will sit here and keep complaining because it's after 3 in the morning. Love you guys! Make something for the challenge! You have until July 11...

**Challenges: Anything Goes Challenges - Polka Dot + Birthday, Bearly-Mine Challenges - Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oh Dad!

First, I just want to remind you that the party is still rocking at The Outlawz! If you haven't made it over yet to enter one of the challenges or to pick up the exclusive, FREE digi from MayzyArt, what are you waiting for?? All of the party games, challenges, and our awesome digi are in the same place - hover over 2000 Member Party to get started! **UPDATE: WE JUST EXTENDED THE PARTY!! With vacations and getting out of school, we figured some of you could use some extra time to party! We will start regular challenges next week, but the party will still be rolling until July 7.

AND, if you didn't get the email, did you see that Blitsy has Distress Markers? I checked my favorite online store, and I have to say that Blitsy has the price beat! Every order I've made from Blitsy came quickly so I feel like I can recommend them with confidence...

Okay, on to cards! My father asked me a couple of weeks ago to make some cards for 2 of my aunts and my uncle. I asked him about the style of card he wanted. "Old people!" he responded. I even tried making a sweet card for one of my aunts, and he was like, "Uh-uh! I don't want that girl! Unless you have a saying like, 'I know you can't remember being this young'!" :D That guy... Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the first one as I was rushing so he could come get it and mail it in time to get to his sister for her birthday.  The other two are below...

Image from Bugaboo Stamps/ Toatally Stampalicious
**Challenges: Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes, Celebrate the Occassion - Birthdays

Image from Just Inklined
**Challenges: Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes, Tuesday Throwdown - Gingham

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Party is ON!!

Alright, the 2000 Member Celebration at The Outlawz is live!! We have a tutorial blog hop (starts at Colleen's blog), a Crossword Puzzle, Bingo, Name that Tune, and a Word Scramble! MayzyArt gave us a free, exclusive digi, Miss Outlawz!! Plus, all seven daily challenges have up challenges for the party right now!! The theme is Where in the World, and we want to know where you are or where you're from or where you want to be!

Now, I'm not going to share the party sketch with you because I want you to go to The Outlawz and play along! I will, however, show you my card...

Face blending = crud! But that's just how I do! :D And no, those aren't her normal eyes...
I'm in Georgia, but I chose my colors and elements because of the country I was born in. Can't guess? Take a look at the Chibi Trina that Kristy at Some Odd Girl made for me; there's a big ol' clue in the shirt. I told yall I don't put my business out here, but you all are smart. I can't make it easy for those robots that pull information for these folks to sell... :D

The party is going until 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, June 30 which gives you plenty of time to play along! I hope to see you at the party!

**Challenges:  Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes, Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - Girly, 2 Sisters - Anything Goes

Thursday, June 21, 2012

More Rubber at LMMS!

We have some more rubber stamps at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! There are 6 new designs available for you in rubber, BUT that also means that the digital versions of those images are being retired. Taylor, Bailey, Summer Breeze, Butterfly Kisses, Camila, and Spring Whisper are the stamps you need to rush over and get in whichever form works for you.

These lovely ladies will only be available as digital stamps until midnight CST on Wednesday, June 27, so if you are a digi lover, you better rush!  And because Barbara is out of town again this weekend and unable to process orders until Tuesday, she is offering a free randomly selected Sugar 'n Spice digital stamp with every order!

This is my quick card using Butterfly Kisses.

Check out my teammates' amazing creations on the challenge blog.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I can't tell you how long I've had a Stamp-a-ma-jig; it's been sitting in a drawer in the package for a good minute. Last night, it finally saw ink!
Hmm... Do you know which stamps from The Greeting Farm I used to make a "mini me"? I know you can get two, but do you know the third - the one that I pulled out the Stamp-a-ma-jig for?

This is my card for this week's Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz. For me the sketch was challenging like last week's, but I knew one of my teammates wouldn't have a card. Plus, I didn't want to go two weeks without something to share. So, I scratched my head, pulled a magillion things out, and put them all back over and over until I finally had an idea! I ended up using a TGF mash up with a sentiment from Inkadinkado and a kiss token by Flourishes. Once I had all that, it still looked like it needed something. I lucked out and found some swirl brads that kind of mimic the shapes on the ends of the sentiment.

Alrighty, here is the sketch if you want to play along!

Remember, the 2000 Member Celebration starts on Sunday! We have a blog hop, games, and, of course, challenges lined up with prizes for all of it!! We are even giving away a prize just for telling your peeps about the party! Check it out...

**Challenges: Paper Playtime - AG + Sentiment, Whoopsie Daisy - Swirls

Friday, June 15, 2012

CAS + Kraft!

The ladies at Scraps of Color told me that this digi looks like me. I think she does too - about 70 pounds ago! :D

So the challenge at Guylou's Inimitability is CAS + Kraft. Is this CAS enough? :D  I used one of the new images, Francesca and Ice Cream. I originally tried printing the digi right on my card, but then I COMPLETELY messed it up by trying to use my colored pencils on it. I have to find my Prismacolor pencils, because my Staedtlers and kraft paper is just a bleeping mess!

As this is an easy challenge, I am hoping that some of my lovely followers will join in! You have until 10 pm EST on June 28 to get your project in. You don't have to use a Guylou's Inimitability digi stamp to win the challenge, but if you win, you'll get some! There are freebies and plenty of amazing stamps in the store if you'd like to use a GI image and get two entries into the challenge!

Alright, get your kraft paper out and show us some CAS!

**Challenges: Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes, Moving Along with the Times - Let's Get Krafty, Paper Pretties - Summer Inspiration,  Crafty Ann's Challenge - It's a Girl Thing, Jackson's Digital Expressions - AG with some coloring

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Loads of Layers!

A couple of weeks ago, I went to get some refills from Oozak and saw some paper that I'd just seen on a YT vid; I had to have it! I have been telling myself that I need to stop buying paper until I get through some of the paper that I've been kind of avoiding. Do you have paper like that? I have some packs that I really only like a few of the sheets; the other pages are like eh... (Sorry BasicGrey, but the Hopscotch and Cupcake packs jumped to the front of my mind when I typed that...) But yeah, the paper I had to have is Sidewalks from October Afternoon. I think it's old, but I didn't care!

Then, Barbara at Little Miss Muffet Stamps put up the new releases last week, and I had the perfect image! I made a card using the then-current sketch at Graphicat, then noticed that almost everyone on the team used the same image. So I made last week's LMMS card and moved this card to our current challenge, Loads of Layers!!

I know a lot of you layer to perfection, so I expect to see a lot of entries in this challenge! Remember that you don't have to use a LMMS stamp, but if you do, the challenge is Anything Goes!

**Challenges: Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes, Jackson's Digital Expressions - AG with some form of coloring medium, Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girls, Girls, Girls, Craft Your Passion - AG

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This week's Sketch Challenge!

This week's sketch at The Outlawz is something of a mind-boggler for me. I couldn't think up a single thing to do with the sketch! I saw awesome projects from my teammates popping up all week, but I just couldn't get my brain in gear... I actually have a couple of things that I'm trying to work on, and unfortunately, not a single one has moved out of the thinking phase. SOOOOOO... if you'd like to jump in and make something spectacular, here is the sketch:
When you make your amazing project, just claim that you did it to help ME out! :D
Just a reminder - we have a party coming up!

Friday, June 8, 2012


I'll have to smooth out those spots on her face. Do your browns act crazy when you try to go back over them after they've dried?

I can't figure out what I want to write. I was going to talk about this morning's squirrel raid on my apple tree, but I'm not feeling it anymore. Seriously, it's been over 40 mins since I put the picture in this post and still nada... SO, I'll remind you that Pollycraft is not disappearing. You'll still be able to find some of your favorites over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! There are new releases there, including two new Pollycraft stamps! Hit the blog to see some Pollycraft goodness!

*Oh, thanks Piali! I'm still using supplies she sent me two years ago!

**Challenges: ScrapFit - Stickers (My lollipop is an old sticker that just happened to be almost the right size...), Paper Crafting Journey - Hand Colored Images, Jackson's Digital Expressions - Color Challenge/Anything Goes

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Fairy & Some Pensive Girls

Today is a new release day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! Today you can get your hands on Cadrian, a gorgeous fairy, and a group of young ladies who all seem to be figuring out all of life's mysteries - or maybe they just miss someone.  My card features one of those girlies; her name is Gloria. You know, I don't think I know a single young person with that name...

Before I send you running over to the LMMS blog, I have some exciting news! You may have heard that Pollycraft is closing down, but the good news is Pollycraft isn't disappearing!! Paula and Barbara have teamed up, and some of your favorite characters will be appearing at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  There are even 2 NEW images in the store today - Swings 'n Slides Butterflies and Luna Bitterfrost Birthdays Rock!!  Now that rocks! Tomorrow the team will have lots of Pollycraft inspiration that you won't want to miss! Someone is going to be really happy to have the News Badge on his/her blog!

*Special Offer*

Barbara will be out of town for the weekend but she has a special release offer - place any order between now and Sunday and receive a random digi for free!  Don't worry - she'll make sure it's a Little Misses digi that you don't already have.  :D  This offer will last until Sunday, June 10, at midnight Central US Time.  All orders will be fulfilled the next day and your fun can begin! Now go on over to the blog and check out the amazing creations from the rest of the team. Then, pick up your favoriteS, including the new Park Glen Door Die!

**Challenges: Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes, Oldie But a Goodie - Anything Goes (I've had that BasicGrey paper for a really long time...), Digital Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Before the Day is Gone...

Before the day is gone I will hit publish on this post! I kept having things to do today and have a piece of a break before going back into troubleshooting mode with my router and printer. Here's my Wednesday post for the Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz.

I didn't realize how crookedly I'd stamped Miss Anya until I had already trimmed up close! :D I think I should've bought another pad or two of this Happy Go Lucky paper; I really like it!
Whoo! Got distracted and ended up figuring out what was wrong with my printer. I was disturbed because I didn't want to add another trek downstairs whenever I want to print digis. It's not been working since I updated the router software.

So yeah... If you'd like to play along this week, here's the sketch:

I hope you saw that flashy piece of goodness going on in my sidebar right now. That's right, another Outlawz party!! You know we do it big and have a lot of fun when we party!

**Totally unrelated - I have most of DCWV's Dog Scrapbook in a Stack that I really have no use for. My dog died before I started crafting, and I don't make enough dog anything to really need this paper. If you'd like it, let me know. If only one person wants it, s/he will get it. If more than one of you say you want it, I'll either split it or randomly give it away. My only request is that you be in the States so I don't have to pay some ridiculous fee to send it. Here's a pic of it...

Friday, June 1, 2012

Me? Make a Tag??

It is very rare that I venture out of the card-making zone. It's not that I don't want to, but I really don't know how I can make the things that speak to me that I've seen other people make. One thing I see a lot as I'm out surfing through blogland is the tag. I like tags, but the idea of them is a challenge for me. Well, my lovely teammate Roxann decided that tags would be our challenge this go round at Guylou's Inimitability! No!! :D

How the heck do you photograph these things when they have floppy fibers up top??

I survived and even managed to make a simple tag that works for me.  I used GI's Baby Bear digi and some CTMH Cherry-O papers that had the colors I thought would look nice for a baby tag.

I know a lot of you are good at tag, and I know that some of you are like me and are a bit leery of them. Either way, you should come play along! You might wind up as a GDT and the recipient of some free digis!!Remember, you don't have to use a Guylou's Inimitability digi, but if you do you get an additional entry in the drawing. Plus, G has some freebies floating around if you want to try her digis out! I hope to see you in the challenge. You have until 10 pm EST on June 14 to link up your tag!
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