Friday, February 18, 2011

Teddy Stampers Happy Birthday!

 Hello my friends! As you know I am at my parents home in Arizona and  enjoying being with them! Let me tell ya though going from 20's degree weather to 80's in a few hours is way too much! I love the hot weather compared to home but I am roasting here. When the sun goes down, I swear the temperature drops a degree a minute for it sure gets cold! My mom said "oh my it's going down to the 60's Friday...I laugh for back home that would feel pretty warm to us!

Today my card is made for  Teddy Stampers challenge and we Jershua challenged us to make our cards pink, white and brown which just so happens to be one of my favorite color groups and I was tickle pink (pun!!) it was what she picked!  To enter the challenge you also must have a teddy bear somewhere on your card or creation.

My image is by one of my favorite artist, Victoria Case. Just look at that sweet face! I love the expression she has looking at her new teddy bear! I love how this card turned out! I colored her with my copics and used Nestabilites to cut out my scallop oval. Prima roses were added and my punch is by Martha Steward. I am sorry I don't have my copic numbers or name of the punch for I forgot to write them down before I left home.
Thank you so much for visiting me! I hope you love my card and it made you smile! Hugz, Colleen

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SCACD Go Green

Hello Friends!! I arrived in Arizona this week to visit my parents for two weeks! I have the most awesome parents who have been my best friends forever! Literally forever!! I am very fortunate to have them in my life, my dad will be 88 in May and my mother is 84!  They are VERY independent  and make dang sure you are aware of it!!  My mom was insulted I carried the grocery bad into the house.."I can do that you know" is what I heard!! You gotta love them!  I do miss my hubby and dogs and wish my entire family was not spread out across the USA. It sure makes it hard,Oh well (sigh)...

This week's challenge at SCACD,  Suzanne challenge us to use something recycle on our projects. I was not very creative with this and ended up using old card stock! 

I used "Fresh Pick"  by Carmen Medley in the Reflections 2 series. I just love this image! I colored her with my Copics. I put some "Stardust" Stickles on the flowers she is holding and her hat. My rose is  Prima! 
and Susana has the most prettiest colors of roses. Check them out!! 

Have you been to SCACD store lately? Susana is getting new items in everyday! Lots of pretty 6 x6 paper pads and don't forget to check out the Sew Easy!  Sew Easy is a tool you can use to to do faux or real sewing on your project. It pierces evenly perfect holes into your projects and you can also purchase sew easy yarn in multiple colors to use with it. Awesome tool!!

V04, V01, V000, V0000
BG 02, BG01, BG000, BG0000
Carmen Medlin Fresh Pick Reflections 2 collection

Thank you for being my friend and leaving the awesome comments!! It just makes my day a little bit sunnier!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Did you have a good week? Was it me or did this week drag out? Funny we complain when time flies and complain when it goes slow! We are creatures by habit!

It's 3:30 AM so I am going to keep this post rather short! Yep, it's my insomnia week, but I am starting to feel sleepy and don't want to waste it!! KWIM! If  you suffer from insomnia you do!

I am so proud to present this beautiful stamp on my card today! It is "Blowing Kisses" made exclusively by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD! She is so adorable!

I used a new product! Clearsnap Double-Sided Adhesive Stickers - FlourishesSo easy to use!  Peel off the backing paper. Place the design on your work piece. The transparent top sheet lets you position it perfectly. Gently rub the design with your fingertips, and then lift off the top sheet. Perfect for use with embossing powder, glitter, foil, leafing, micro beads, pigment powders and flocking. You can't see mine very well because of the lighting and I used Red glitter on pink and red paper...duh? Ok, I was in a hurry to see them work and was extremely please!! They are in the upper left and lower right hand corner. I sprinkle with glitter and was good to go!  They come in flourishes of all sizes!  I love easy peasy!!



  • Copics: Dress; R29, R27. R24. R21. Socks and shirt: Y08. Y04, Y00, Hair: E21, E31, E35, E50 Skin; E11, E00. E000, E50.
  • Flowers: Prima.  
  • Paper: Last years Valentine paper.

We want to show you our appreciation for joining and participating in The Outlawz challenges!! The Showdown starts right here on February 13! Our sponsors have provided us with awesome prizes, and you don't want to miss it!!  Don't forget the party starts on February 13, and you will have 22 ways to win!!

These are  just a few of the prizes to be won
 SCACD $25.00 gift certificate, Suzanne Dean; Copic Class of your choice, $50.00 gift certificate, The Purple Place; $25.00 gift certificate for the store of your choice......the list goes on and on! Over 20 sponsors!! Come on what are you waiting for?!! 22 chances of wining!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Challenge and INVITE

It's Monday everyone! Yea, I know ..we didn't win the Super Bowl, however I am glad the Packers took it instead of any other team! It was a good game and I thought we were coming back....ultimate word is "thought". Congratulations Green Bay Packers!

Make sure you read the info below at the end of this listing!! You are invited to a showdown at The Outlawz! Let me tell you friends you do not want to miss this. You should see the prizes our sponsors gave us! Well here's a couple SCACD $25.00 gift certificate, Suzanne Dean; Copic Class of your choice, $50.00 certificate, The Purple Place; $25.00 gift certificate for the store of your choice......the list goes on and on!

Today the birthday challenge at The Outlawz is you must have an angel, fairy or butterfly on your card. I found this image under my angels file by VN Digital Art.

I tried something different today coloring with Copics and not sure if I like it. I think I need more practice. I  wetted the image with colorless blender and then colored  using my blender pen marker to pick up color off of a palate. I like the dark edges a lot!  Even though the top of the dress had darts, I wished I wouldn't have brought the dark up so far. Isn't she a beautiful image! I just love her!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's Party Time At the Outlawz

Hello everyone!! I sure hope you all hop over here to see the awesome prizes we are have line up for you at The Outlawz. 
When I started The Outlawz , I never imagine, in my wildest dreams, it would grow as rapidly as has in the past 3 weeks. Yesterday we hit 300 members!! Please come and play!! Look below at the awesome prizes you can win and you have 21 ways of winning!!

It's Party Time!
You are invited to our party!!! We want to show you our appreciation for joining and participating in The Outlawz challenges!! Starting on February 13 right here!

Oozak: $50 Gift Certificate (Winner pays shipping)
Susana's Custom Art and Card Design: SCACD $25.00 Gift Certificate. (winner pays shipping)
Color Me Creative Classroom: (Suzanne Dean) One online Copic Class of your choice.
One Crazy Stamper: $25.00 Gift Certificate (winner pays shipping)
Paper Temptress: $25.00 Gift Certificate (winner pays shipping)
Paper Temptress:  2 packs of Cryogen Paper 20 sheet count (winner pays shipping)
ThePurplePlace:     $25.00 Gift Certificate, winner’s choice of store
All That Scraps: $15.00 Gift Certificate (winner pays shipping)
Digi Doodle Shop:  $10.00 Gift Certificate
Whimsy Stamps: $15.00 Gift Certificate
Squigglefly: 3 Digi Sets
Sassy Studios: 4 free Digis
7 Kids College Fund : $10.00 Gift Certificate (winner pays shipping)
A Day for Daisies: $12.00 Gift Certificate
Michelle Perkett Studio: $10.00 Gift Certificate
Guylou's Inimitability: $10.00 Gift Certificate
Stampin' Up: “Bliss” Clear mount stamp by Maureen Merritt
FRED table (45.00 value):  Jenn and Brian Pellegrino 
Ippity Stamps: Any stamp set, Winners choice by Rona Mallard
Anne Fenton: 3 Outlawz Digis
Glitterbabe's: 2 Digis of Choice
Di's Digi Downloads: 5 Digi's


Friday, February 4, 2011

SCACD New Releases Hop

Happy Friday everyone! Gee this week went fast didn't it? Maybe it's because, I have been having too much fun playing with not one, not two  but 3 brand new releases at SCACD. Who are the crafty artists this time?!! Elisabeth Bell, Victoria Case and Carmen Medlin!  The stamps are gorgeous and you can see them by following the SCACD hop!!  Warning: Be prepared...your going to want them all!!

Is this your lucky day? Susana is giving two candies away! Where you say?  Come on and I'll show you the way!

When your at the store check out the new creamy smooches and new colors of glittery stickles Susana brought home from CHA. There are new embossing folders which adds a special touch to your projects and don't forget about the Sew Easy! What is a Sew Easy? It's the neatest thing gives the appearance of sewing without a sewing machine. One last important thing to know! Susana bought a slew of new things at CHA and they will be coming to the store soon!  Keep your eyes open,  as you know she is usually the first one with the newest of items!

I made two cards for the hop today! My first card is Lilia designed by Carmen Medlin. Isn't she the sweetest fairy, Lots of fun playing with her!  My gorgeous, elegant pearls are by Prima,  "Say It In Pearl"   light pink swirls with mini roses. Gorgeous!  

  • Copic Markers
    • Hair E25, E31, E50
    • Skin: E11, E00, E000, E50
    • Pink: RV13, RV11, RV00, RV000
    • Green G02, G00, G000
  • Stickles: Diamond
  • paper: Color It
  • Ribbon stash
  • Rose: Prima
My next card is also by Carmen Medley! When I saw this stamp and the way her eyes are sorta looking away, I thought of  "Love me, Love my dog!" If you follow my blog you will know my dogs, Simba and Bailey are my best buddies and they go everywhere with me! There is a picture of them on my side bar! I love her sweet innocent face! My dogs paw me ever so gently just like hers!

  •  Copic Markers:
    • Dress: R14, R12, R00, R000
    • Chair: YG 95, YG 93, YG 91
    • Dog: Lots of E's! Sorry forgot to write them down. 
    • Hair: E25, E31, YR 20
    • Skin: E11, E50, E00, E000
  • Paper: stash
  • Flowers Prima

If you landed here first you want to start at:  Follow Your Heart  Wait until you see the gorgeous creations the rest of the DT's have made. I am totally blessed and honored to be able to work along side of them for the are one talented group of ladies!

Colleen Holmes ; -----You are Here
Mary Johnson  -------- Next
Anki Bargman

 Challenges entered:
  • Flutter By Wednesday: Anything goes as long as it has a fairy, butterfly or angel on it.
  • C.R.A.F.T. challenge: Die cut
  • Cute Card Thursday: Use Humor
  • Stamp Insanity: Non-traditional Valentine


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SCACD Exciting News!

Hello crafty friends! Are you in the ice area? I need and trying to get to Pittsburgh and it isn't happening. Right now it is raining hard with the temperatures dropping rapidly at the same time. Horrible winter for over half the states. You know it is icy when your dogs can't walk on the payments and slide around on top of the snow. Geeesh.

I have awesome, exciting news and I want to tell ya how it transpired! If you follow me you are aware I created a new challenge site, The Outlawz and was designing it for a few weeks. One night I received a phone call from Susana from SCACD. Susana and I have conversed several times via email and phone calls and I thought  "she is so sweet to check up on me!"  We spoke for a few minutes and she said "I would like to ask you to design for me?" well, I had been designing the Challenge site and helping a few people design their blogs, so I said; "Design what?"  She replied "on my design team" ...LMBO!   When it sunked into my thick skull what she was asking,  I couldn't talk!! My eye became all teary and started fumbling for words. For you see this has been my dream forever! I love Susana! She is so awesome and sweetest person and I just love her store, Susana Custom Card and Art Designs and known as SCACD 

I love this stamp from the Elisabeth Bell collection Animapeeps made exclusively for SCACD. This is FAB friends! I love the look of love between the fox and cute is that?!!

3 different pattern papers and look closely for the button! Colored with Copics .E44, E42, E40 E19, E17. E15. E11. E00,  R37. R29,. R27. R24. R21, V17, V15, V12, G23, G25. G94.
Prima Flowers and Petaloo flowers. Nestabilities to cut out the octagon shapes. Viva Decor Gloss Gel on  lady bug and eyes.Viva Glitter Pen on the roses. Bow Easy to make my gorgeous bow!

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