Wednesday, August 16, 2017

School Daze...

Hello friends!

It's time for this week's challenge at the Outlawz Monday Greetings group. This week as always, my DT teammates created some beautiful cards! The theme is Back to School.

This is my DT card for this week's challenge. I used ULA Be Strong image and sentiment by Polkadoodles.







Thanks for stopping by and hope you join us at the Outlawz Challenges for Monday Greetings. Have a great week!

Hugz,

Shirley













 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A little late posting this...

Sorry  for the late posting...life happens but all is good. Hope you are all doing well.  Here is my card for Outlawz Challenges, Monday Greetings for this  week. I love this image by Sheep Ski Designs, our sponsor for the week, called Emmy's  Hat. Visit them at their etsy shop. You won't be disappointed. A new challenge for Monday greetings begins now. Hope you join us.




Have a wonderful week! Thanks for looking.

Hugz,

Shirley

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Happy Sunday!

Monday begins another challenge over at the Outlawz Challenges site. This is the DT card that I made for this week's challenge with the theme, flowers. The image on the card is by Bugaboo Stamps. Isn't she cute! 




Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a productive week. Stay Blessed!

Hugz,

Shirley













Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday - Make it a fun day!!!

Good day my friends!

Wishing you  joy and dreams realized. The Greetings Group has a new challenge posted today on the Outlawz Challenges site.  Check it out and please join in the fun.  Here is my DT card for the challenge.  I used a free digi that was created by one of the DT's  on the site, Sandi Huggett. Thanks Sandi! She has other great freebies available on the site. The theme this week is to use cut paper anywhere on your card.






Wow!!! We got a lot of rain this morning so I don't have to water anything outside. Will be going outside later to do some weeding while the soil is still wet. Also I enjoy being outside after a rain. The air smells clean and nature seems so peaceful. I love it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed day!!!

Hugz,

Shirley

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Great day in the garden

Good afternoon, my crafty friends!

Cool temps, rain last night so I didn't have to water the garden. I hope that you are having a great day, too. Here is a card that I made for last month's  Freebie/Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz Challenges site. The free image is a lovely female, "My Fair Lady" by Andrea H Norris of  SheepSkiDesigns on Etsy. This is a beautiful image and I had to create something special to showcase her. This is what I came up with:






Also including some pictures from the garden.

The first shot is of my backyard. I have a few more spots to clean up but it is coming together.

The second shot is of my front yard.








Thanks for stopping by.   Have a Blessed day!


Hugz,

Shirley






 



Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Monday!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge in the Monday Greetings group on the Outlawz Challenges site. Hope you get a chance to join in the fun. The theme is vacation. Now that is something I know we all would like more of.

My teammates have done a great job in providing inspiration for this challenge. Our sponsor this week is Scribbles Designs.  I used one of their  digi images called, Tropical Drink. I love this image. You can check it out with this link. While you are there, check out all the other great images that are available. http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.com.

Here is my DT card for the challenge. Hope you get a chance to join us.  http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com.







Thanks for looking. Have a wonderful 4th of July celebration with family and friends!!!

Hugz,

Shirley




Sunday, June 25, 2017

Woo hoo!

Hello friends!

I am so happy to say that I am a member of a Design Team on the Monday Greetings Challenge group on the Outlawz Challenge site! Woo Hoo!!

Some of you may already know that, scrapsofcolor.ning.com will be closing in a little over a month. It will be a very sad occasion for all the members. This was the  first crafty site that I joined where I found so many friendly people who were willing to help me on my journey to become a card maker.  When I first joined the site there were a lot of scrapbookers who created  layouts but  it evolved into a site filled with  card makers, crafters, mix media artists and more! I received so much guidance and inspiration from the members who I will always call friends. In addition, the owner of the site, Classygirl, aka, Tiare Smith has been a great role model and continues to provide inspiration to all. I love them all and hope our friendships continue to grow as we inspire each other in our art.

Here is my first card for the Monday Greetings challenge. I used a digital image by Creative Bug Digis, http://scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.ca/p/creative-bug-digis.html, called Wine and Bouquet.  The challenge  theme is Anything Goes. Hope you like my card.






It has been hot in Chicago but today the temps are in the 70's. Ahhhh! Here are a couple of pics of my  my backyard garden. It is a work in progress...It is always in progress, lol.

Last year, I planted  a variety of plants that monarch butterflies depend on both for food and reproduction. The plants came back this year healthy and are now blooming.  Over the last two days I have noticed a couple of monarch butterflies in my garden. Yesterday, they didn't even fly away when I approached. I have to keep reminding myself that the caterpillars are good, the caterpillars are good. Don't kill the caterpillars!!! Will post pics next time of the front garden.










If you want to challenge yourself in your card making, check out the challenges at the Outlawz Challenge site. There is a different challenge each day so there is no chance that you will get bored. All the participants in the challenges are so talented and you will receive a lot of inspiration from them and the wonderful artists on each of the Design teams.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all  a great week!


Hugz!

Shirley