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, 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,, 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!



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Summer Fun!

Hello everyone!
It is hot in the city today and for the next five days, highs in the 90's!!! I have a few more gardening chores to do and then it is maintenance only. That's the part that I enjoy.

This is my last week to be a guest designer at the CAS group over at the Outlawz Challenge website. Then back to being a participant in one or all of the daily challenges that are available at the site. You should give it a try. It's a lot of fun and provides great inspiration.

Here is my card for CAS. Hope you are staying cool and will jump in the challenges at the Outlawz.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy Saturday!

Hello my friends!
I am a guest designer for two weeks  for the Clean and Simple group over at the Outlawz site. I have been so busy that I did not post the first week. I cannot post the second one until tomorrow.

The challenge last week was to use a technique and share it with the group. I used the shape cut edge technique. All you need to do to create your own design is stamp an image or more along the edge of your card. I used one stamp image that I repeatedly stamped along the edge of card stock. I turned the stamp slightly with each stamp. You can use several stamp mages to create any design along the edge of the card.

Now fussy cut out the edges of the design along the edge of the card stock. I added a sheet of gold paper to the inside of my card.  This is a fun technique that can provide a lot wow to your project.

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.