Saturday, March 2, 2024

BINGO Challenge at AG in a Card Free Zone

Time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone and the Optional theme is A BINGO Board!  You can see my board marked below!


I have made a vintage sewing themed clipboard that functions as a sort of caddy while I'm sewing or it can be used as decor!

Curious how I put this together; check out the video below!  


Maybe you would like to simply see the features; skip ahead to 20:39 in the video!  Close up pictures at the beginning of the video.

Material List:

Digi Cardstock Design:  Vectoria Designs Mad About Sewing Paper Pack  
http://tinyurl.com/5n7s3eau
Vectoria Designs Digital  Mad About Sewing Embellishments  http://tinyurl.com/5n79nssk
CTMH Cardstock  -kraft paper  https://tinyurl.com/e6dpshsv
CTMH Ink https://tinyurl.com/3snk39b8
Ranger Vintage Photo Ink
Red paper from Colorbök
CTMH Embossing Folder
CTMH Stamp Sets (Several all retired)
CTMH Chocolate re-inker  https://tinyurl.com/3snk39b8
Hero Arts Bold Prints Stamp
Pins Stamp from Stash
Blick matte Acrylic Paint Pearl White  http://tinyurl.com/2f57va8b
Magnet Source Neodymium Disc Magnet with Foam Adhesive
#6 Everbilt Flat Washer
Scraps of lace
Ribbon and Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbons
Thread/Sewing Machine
Heavy duty thread/ large quilting needle
Quilting pin
Old buttons from stash
Paper clip
Needle threader
Adhesives:  Fabri-Tac, Double Score Tape, Gorilla Glue
Cricut Design Space: Design and Print Then Cut; Offset
Cricut Access: Envelope from Sentimentals
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

My project is off to the following challenges:  
Creative Artiste Challenge:  AG Mixed Media
We Love 2 Create:  Mixed Media
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a USB, CD, or Digital
Can You Handle the Pressure:  Embossing plus squares and/or circles 
As You Like It:  Feminine or Masculine.~ I like them both; really I do...as well as the gender neutral projects!  This time I was definitely in a feminine mood with pretty laces, jewelry pieces and florals.  
Double "D" Challenges:  Patterned Paper
Fab 'n' Funky:  Favourite Colours...I love any color with Brown!
Classic Design:  I Love...I love anything vintage and the color brown!

Be sure to visit  Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone 
for all the details about the challenge and 
to check out all the creative inspiration from the DT and participants!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.      

Friday, February 23, 2024

Southwestern Stripes

 Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is 'Dots and/or Stripes!'  I was inspired to make this Southwestern Stripe featuring a die cut of Kokopelli!  

Check out the video below to see how I put this together and changed the Kokopelli Die Cut in Cricut Design Space.


 Come share with us at Cut It Up.  Remember to include a die cut!

Material List:

Acetate Alternative
Cottage Cutz Stitched Circle Dies (3" circle)
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; Bearly Art Precision Art Glue  http://tinyurl.com/ntkp4dpk
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS; Offset Feature
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes; Kokopelli from Arizona - The Grand Canyon State; sentiment from Cheese Toast Digitals
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This is off to the following challenges:  
Aloha:  Favorites
Unicorn:  Dots and/or Stripes
Let's Craft and Create:  Polka Dots and/or Stripes
Color My Heart Color Dare:  Use at least 3 of the colors
Creative Knockouts:  Die Cuts/Punches/Stencils (Total of 10 Challenges)
Heart's Quest Fantasy:  AG Fantasy
Krafty Chicks:  All Occasions

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.   

Monday, February 19, 2024

One Happiness in this Life!


 Path of Positivity is on 'an emergency leave of absence' this month.  The team has shared their projects on their blogs, but the challenge is not up currently.  Please keep the positivity going and check in on PoP the first Monday of March at 6pm EST.  

A
s we meander a Path of Positivity, I am sharing something inspired by Quotes about Love/Relationships!  

My second project this month might seem a bit strange for February Love/Relationships, but I was inspired to think about love and memories from the past while pondering this quote:  “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” — George Sand
Inside of card

This led to the creation of this sympathy card using the quote in harmony with a floral die and shadow effect.  

    Check out the video below if you are interested in how it was created in Cricut Design Space.  


Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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 Material List:
Digital Paper from Sande http://tinyurl.com/3m6kr9km
Quote from George Sand
Adhesives: ATG; Bearly Art Precision Art Glue  http://tinyurl.com/ntkp4dpk
Font:  Angelinea (Creative Fabrica Free Downloads)  http://tinyurl.com/32z47y7a
Cricut Design Space: Offset; Print Then Cut
Cricut AccessFlowers from Padoga
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

 Sharing with these challenges:  

613 Avenue Create:  AG opt Love Letters
Triple B:  Use Birds, Butterflies, and/or Blooms
Optional Mood Board
Daisy Chain:  Flowers
A Place to Start:  Monochromatic
Krafty Chicks:  CAS 
Word Power:  Focus on Sentiment
Aud SentimentsDies and/or Love/Anniversary/Wed + Sentiment
Get Creative:  Love
Beautiful Blossoms:  Anything Floral Goes Opt mood board below

Be sure to come over and see 
what the team thinks about our optional twist!  
You can also find more information about entering the challenge!  

Thanks to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring our Monthly Random Prize!


Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.      

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Thinking of You


 Time for some fun at the Worldwide Crafter and Colorists Challenge Blog!  I invite you to come play along with any and all of your creative pieces featuring an image from any designer/artist!  


This challenge is graciously sponsored by the very talented Julia Spiri!  If you are not familiar with her, you can find her gorgeous digis and coloring books at her Etsy Shop.  Please feel free to visit her FaceBook Page and share your Julia Spiri coloring!  Now one more place you might want to visit is Julia's YouTube; you can find some mesmerizing drawing, painting, and flip throughs!!

I've chosen to create a sort of 'thinking of you' card with this delightful elf.  She's perfect in her cozy little cabin.  She'd make for a wonderful winter card for birthdays, feel better, Valentine, etc!  

Material List:

Digi:  Digi Julia Spiri Whimsy Winter Elf in Cozy Home
X-Press it Cardstock
White Gel Pen Signo uni-ball
Adhesives:  ATG, Bearly Art Precision Art Glue, Fabri-Tac
Cricut Design Space: Design and Print Then Cut; shapes
Cricut Access
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

Sharing with the following challenges:

Do-All Creative:  AG opt Mystical or Vintage
Morgan's ArtWorld:  AG with Focal Image
Heart's Quest Fantasy:  AG Fantasy
Pink Gem:  AG
As You Like It:  Digi or Physical Stamps...Digi!  I never thought I'd say this, but they are just so versatile!  I can make them any size and use them in digital projects as well as physical ones.  I also like the sizing options!
Paper Funday:  AG with opt twist:  No patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.    

Monday, February 12, 2024

Conie Fong Sunflowers


Conie Fong has adorable digi bundles for all your projects as well as a new YouTube Drawing Channel Draw with Conie!  


Be sure to visit the the Conie Fong FB Page and share your Conie Fong image coloring, projects, and drawings:  
Conie Fong FaceBook.  Conie now has a Draw with Conie Channel on YouTube; come check it out!   

Curious how I designed these cards in Cricut Design Space and put them together; view this video:  


Material List 

Digi:  Conie Fong Sunflower in a Pot Bundle  http://tinyurl.com/dwrj6br3
Crafts U Print Buffalo Plaids https://tinyurl.com/2s3d5e9m
Sunflower Digi Paper: Sande http://tinyurl.com/3m6kr9km
Black and Brown Cardstock from Stash
Copic Markers
Really Reasonable Ribbon Brown Diagonal (retired)
Glitter Tape
Adhesives:  ATG, Fabri-Tac
Cricut Design Space: Design; Print Then Cut; Offset
Cricut Access: Shapes; Anna's Lovely Layered Cards for Sentiment
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

My card is off to the following challenges:
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB or Digi
Aud Sentiments:  Use dies and/or Love/Anniversary/Wedding + Sentiment
I used die and sentiment.
Dream Valley:  Add a Sentiment
Daisy Chain:  Flowers
Beautiful Blossoms:  Anything Floral Goes  Optional Moodboard
Ally's Angels:  AG 
Triple B:  Birds, Butterflies and/or Blooms 
Barrel of Monkeys:  I was inspired by the colors brown and yellow!



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Friday, February 9, 2024

Have a Heart

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is 'Have a Heart!'  I chose to go with a fun pretzel package bag topper!  This is a gift for my Valentine since he loves White Chocolate Pretzels and drove a VW when we started dating!  

Seemed the perfect little surprise for him!

Check out the video below.


 Come share your heart projects at Cut It Up.  Remember to include a die cut!

Material List:

KaDoodle Bug Designs Valentine Transportation  http://tinyurl.com/yckys9bs
Plastic Sandwich Baggie 6.5 inch square
Spellbinders - Color Essential Gems - Aura AB  http://tinyurl.com/fuey98w6
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; Bearly Art Precision Art Glue  http://tinyurl.com/ntkp4dpk
Big and Bossy Embossing Ink
Ranger Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS; Offset Feature
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This is off to the following challenges:  
 
Once Upon a Time:  Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Pearly Sparkles:  Love/Have a Heart
Creative Knockouts:  Love/Valentine's Day/Anniversary
Heart's Quest Celebrations of Love:  Choosing Optional Theme of Valentine's Day
Aloha:  Favorites  (Always fun to make gifts and the VW is such a fun car!)
Double Trouble:  Thing 1 Love is in the Air...Inspired by the lyrics, "Love is in the air, every sight and every sound"  When Kelly and I were dating, he drove a green VW and you could hear it coming for miles!  So I decided to make his fav treat and put it in the Valentine's Day VW Gift Bag!  Thing 2 share with Color Dare; Thing 3 ~ I used red, pink, green.
Color Dare:  Fancy 5 Use 3 of these colors
The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Valentine's Day
Crafty Calendar:  Add a Heart
I Spy with My Little Eye:  Roses and/or Hearts
Make My Monday:  Use Patterned Paper
Paperminutes:  Anything but a Card
NBUS:  I have had this wonderful die cut for over a year...maybe longer!
Once Upon a Time:  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  I was inspired by chocolate...although mine is white choc!  The book came out in 1964 when VW's were beginning their popularity in the US.  And of course, I'm inspired by the love between Charlie and his grandfather!  
CRAFT:  Love/Valentines  This is a gift for my Valentine since he loves White Chocolate Pretzels and drove a VW when we started dating!
FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen:  Anything Food Goes Theme
Crafting Happiness:  Valentine

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.   

Monday, February 5, 2024

Inspired by Quotes at Path of Positivity


A
s we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to create something inspired by Quotes about Love/Relationships!  Of course, you can share anything positive you like, the theme is always optional.

My friend and I love riding horses and it usually gets a bit crazy when we go on an adventure!  I have chosen this quote as my inspiration for this whimsical card! 
 
“Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” — Walter Winchell

Now I have to say, when riding, that quote takes on a whole new meaning!  hahaha


Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP:  writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive!  The theme is always optional.  

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 Material List:
Quote from Walter Winchell
Digital Image SheepSki Designs Crazy Horses  
Copic Markers
Digi paper from Polkadoodles
Cricut Design Space: Offset; Font A Child's Year 
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

 Sharing with these challenges:  

Creative Crafters:  AG papercraft
Morgan's ArtWorld:  AG with Focal Image
SheepSki: AG 
Crafty Animals:  AG with an animal
Crafty Catz:  AG opt Make Me Smile
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a CD, USB or Digi
Make My Monday:  Use Patterned Paper

Be sure to come over and see 
what the team thinks about our optional twist!  
You can also find more information about entering the challenge!  

Thanks to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring our Monthly Random Prize!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.     

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Music Layout in Canva


  Time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card-free Zone (formerly known as The Outlawz Paper à la Modeand the Optional theme is Music!  

I've decided to enjoy some time in Canva discovering new Digital techniques using pieces from Touched by a Butterfly Digital Images Music; I've had these in my stash for quite a long time.  I'm somewhat new to Canva, but must say it's a lot of fun to experiment and play with the digital design tool.  

If you need help or an intro to Canva, I recommend the videos by Sande Woodson!  Here's a link to her channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@sandespoema  
She is quite knowledgeable about this technology/crafting medium!

Material List:
Photo of Mariah Wind Quintet
Touched by a Butterfly Digital Images Music from Stash  I've had this a long time!
Designed in Canva finished in PhotoScape (title and framing)
Framed in PhotoScape

My project is off to the following challenges:  

Double Trouble:  Thing 1 ~Use stuff from Stash; Thing 2 ~link to another listed challenge Thing 3 ~use Music
Crafter's Cafe:  Fancy Edges  (11 total challenges)
Try It On Tuesday:  Add some text
Double D:  Sparkle and/or Shine
2 Sisters on the Blog:  Starts with M ~ Music, Mariah, Metronome

Be sure to visit  Anything Goes in a Card-free Zone 
for all the details about the challenge and 
to check out all the creative inspiration from the DT and participants!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.      

Thursday, February 1, 2024

In The Museum at The Outlawz Twisted Thursay


  It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is:  "In the Museum!"  My piece is inspired by the art of Georgia O'Keeffe.  Her most famous skull art is probably Cow's Skull with Calico Roses, but she did several pieces of skull art including the skulls of deer, cow, horse, human, ram, etc.  

As I researched Ms O'Keeffe, I found this video (Some sensitive subject matter, but definitely explains who she was.) you might find educational!  

Obviously, I was inspired by the skull and flowers as well as her non-conformist attitude!   She also had a sort of 'go big or go home' attitude.  I took this in my own direction with a more Shabby Chic western influence and far less minimalism in my piece.  (As many of you know, CAS is usually not my "go to" form!)

  Check out the video below for the assembly of this piece!  


 Material List 

 Flowers from Polkadoodles Geek/Science Bundle
Wood Veneer from Stash (inheritance)
Buttons from Stash
Strip of Scrap Burlap
Digital Ticket from Vectoria Designs
Scraps of Lace from Stash
Twine
Pearls
Gems
Cardstock from Bo Bunny Prairie Chick Stonewashed Denim (Stash) Retired
CTMH Stamp and Thinlit Die Bloom with Grace Retired
Cereal Box Board
Copic Markers
Floral Lace from Stash
Adhesives:  Double Score Tape; Fabri-Tac; Gorilla Glue

My project is off to the following challenges:

Tic Tac Toe:  Board Below
We Love 2 Create:  AG Mixed Media
FarmQuest General Store:  AG Country
Christmas (or not) BINGO:  Board marked below
Mix It Up:  AG + optional Mixed Media
Creative Crafters:  AG papercraft
My Time to Craft:  Hobbies (This includes a couple of my fav hobbies:  I love mixed media with fabrics and such.  I also enjoy researching and learning about artists and their styles.  It's fun to peruse the internet looking for info and then celebrating an artist with my own take.)
As You Like It:  Pearls or Gems....you can't make me choose!  hahaha  Seriously, I love them both and have them both on this layout!  I love the sparkle of gems and the shine of pearls!  I enjoy coloring them both as I've colored the gems in this piece.  

Be sure to visit
for all the details about the challenge 
and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.