Thursday, May 31, 2012

Happy Thursday!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for a beautiful summer weekend? The weather here in Maryland has been horrible humid and in the 90's. During the weekend we are going back into the 70's, which is fine with me! I love summe,r but not so hot you can't enjoy it. The humidity has been in the 80's and just plain yucky.

We got the master bedroom painted and I am loving this new color! It's like a teal and so very pretty. Why is it when you paint one room the rest of the house goes into shambles?  There were messes everywhere I looked but today I was able to put most of it away.

The card I am showing today was specially made for one of my best customers. Her niece is in nursing school and it's her birthday. I found this adorable image in my files that I purchased a long time ago and forgot I had it. It's from Mo's Digital Pencil! Perfect!  The colors I used for African American Skin was E29, E13 and E11 and I am still getting a lot of red:( If you have a color combination for AA and it doesn't show this much red, please share with me!

Green: G05, G03 and YG21. I added a touch of W00 to the creases of her hat and coat to give more 3 D effect. Bear: E44, E43, E41. Shirt: YR68, YR63 and YR20,

The scrolls were made with my Silhouette Cameo!! I love this machine and it is worth every penny! Esp. when you know you will never be buying another Spellbinder or other types of Dies again. It does it all and so very easy to use:)  The bow was created using "Bow Easy".  Stitching around the edges. I love this card and the way it turned out!

Do you have something you created and would love to do a tutorial for everyone to see? Or show off your pretty cards and layout? Submit them to Through The Craftroom Door Magazine and be published. All of the submission details are on the TTCRD web site.  Random winner will win a $25.00 gift certificate to either Oozak.Com or a store of their choice.
Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome weekend!

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Memorial Weekend!

 Thank you to all the men, women  and families that
 have made the ultimate sacrifice for us. You are our true American Heroes.

Hello happy crafters!! Last week my dream came true!! The first issue of Through The Craftroom Door Magazine by me was published online! It is 75 pages full of ideas, tutorials, cards, how to photograph your creations, scrapbooking, video tutorial, coloring with Copic's and Prisma pencils..... You receive 6 issues plus one holiday issue filled with fun holiday ideas! Each issue cost you $2.56 but get this!! You will always have free digi's and this issue has 6! So in reality you are paying $2.56 for 6 digi's and you get a free magazine! Watch the video below created by my awesome friend Jo Ham to see glimpses of what the magazine is all about!

As you can see I again have not posted for a long time, since before Mother's Day:( I made several cards and no time to post. Last weekend was the Outlawz Baltimore Retreat and we had a blast!! What is that? It was the first annual retreat that I organized for online crafter's to come together and meet in person. We had several classes with Suzanne Dean teaching beginners and advance Copics and Marti Wills taught Prisma Coloring and Mixed Media. Oodles of door prizes and super goodie bags. There were approx. 25 women who came and we had a blast! Most of them were from The Outlawz Design Team and it was so much fun meeting the people I have communicated online with for years. The next one will be held in late September 2013. So save your pennies and plan on joining us! I created these cards weeks ago to fill orders. I have no clue what I used to create so hold on, sit back and enjoy the cards, video and photo's of the retreat!!

All of my images are from Phindy's Place
My client has dark skin and I am still working on the colors
so they don't look so red. 

LOL it looks like her hair is smoking in this photo!!
That would be one hot mama!

Here are a few photo's from the retreat!!

Goodie bags

Linda Payne

Carla Sutto

 Karen Shirey

Lisa Haines

Theresa Lee and Angela Bonanno

Marti Wills and Suzanne Dean
 AnaRy (Gilli Stamps creator) and Rami
 Pat Crank

I have to tell you about when I was giving the goodie bags out! I said "in order to get a goodie bag you need to have a spoon stick to your nose" I turned my back to reach for a goodie bag and when I turned around there were 20 plus woman sitting at the dinner table with spoons on their noses. I almost peed my pants laughing so hard!! Linda is going to kill me for posting this but it was so hilarious! I had too!
 Angela and Regina! Too cute. Do you think I will live after this post? LOL
 Carla Sutto and Guylou Beland (Inimitability Digi Stamp Owner)
 Theresa Lee showing her Pinterest brownies! YUMMY!
 Suzanne Dean and anaRy Baumgarth
I will post more on another day...this post is LONG!!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Thursday!

Good Afternoon everyone! It seems weird posting during the day for I am usually a night person. I surely want to thank all my of my followers for your kind words and for making me smile! You rock my world big time! 
This Sunday is Mother's Day in the states. A day we put aside to be thankful our Mothers, Aunts, Granny's and any female who supports us in one way or another as our Mother's. I am so blessed to have the mother I do. She has been my best friend all my life and I thank God for everyday I can still speak with her! She is honest, sincere, loving, kind, thoughtful, pleasant, witty, smart  and BULL headed!! LOL!! She is my mom and has taught me so much about life and help develop the person I am today! Love you mom!!
Are you ready for the new Through The Craftroom Door Magazine!?! It will make its new debut on Wednesday and let me tell you, there are some awesome tutorials with step by step instructions, gorgeous layouts and a section for making a wedding with love! Come and check it out on Wednesday! And, did  you know that Through The Craftroom Door has a challenge blog with awesome prizes! The current challenge is Mother's Day and you can check it out  here!

Talking about Challenge Blogs!! Have you check out The Outlawz!! Seven different challenges with a new one starting each day. Plus, a free digi challenge!! Come on and play for you won't be sorry:) Here are just a few of the prizes you can win: Oozak-$50.00 Gift Certificate, Gilli Stamps- Goodie bag, Paper Temptress with the most gorgeous papers, Color Me Creative Craftroom- a copic class of your choice by Suzanne Dean!! Come on what are you waiting for?

Talking about free digi's that is what I am using on my card! The one is from the very talented Sandi Huggert, Sandi's Samples, don't you just love the design of it with the beautiful flowers!! Sandi and Anne Fenton bring you new digi's every two weeks at The Outlawz and as you can see they are beautifully done!

Have a great evening and thank you for stopping by!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!!

Hello Happy Crafters and how is your new week so far!?! I made 8 cards yesterday for a card order and will be sharing them each day with you:)

Today,  I used  Summer Blossom , a super sweet image from  Phindy's Place Digital Stamps.  I love, love Phindy's images and usually can find so many I need and ones I don't need too, which  I buy because they are just too cute!  Most of my card orders are for different nationalities and Phindy's place is one of the first places I go looking for sure enough she usually has exactly what I need!! They are so fun to color and decorate with!

You would have laughed if you watched me making this card!! I mixed Fran-tage Gold Halo Mix Glitter with Fran-tage mica tea stained fragments and a little sand.. I added a thick coat of Versa Mark Ink and sprinkle my mixture over it.and started to heat emboss it. The large mica fragments started blowing everywhere while I held the heat gun underneath the paper. Ok, that surely didn't work, so I tried spraying a layer of clear acrylic paint for that is really sticky when wet. Nope that didn't work either and more mica's flew everywhere. Well,  in the past if I were having trouble adhering fine intricate paper or embellishments to my papers, I would spray it with Clear Texture Goosebumps and everything would stay put. So I tried spraying the Goosebumps and the pump was clog and I just couldn't unclog it. So I took the sprayer off of the bottle and went to pour it slowly onto my paper. EEEEks it was not as thick as I thought it was and half of the bottle came out onto my paper. Well let me tell ya, the mixture stayed put that time, I don't even think I would have had to heat emboss it!! Next time I will try a glue pad.  Any how these mica's are so pretty and shiny and I will surely use them again!

The little beach embellishments I found at Walmart. An entire package was $1.00! Colored with Copics. The bird stamp is from a stamp kit from Gina K.  I sponged ink my sky with Memento Summer Sky Ink.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Birthday Cheer

Hello happy crafters! It's Saturday and the sun is shining brightly! One of my favorite things about spring is having the windows open and feeling the fresh air from a slight breeze! I have to do it early in the morning because my DH is glued to the thermostat like he is to the TV remote control!! Last night I went outside to get warmed!! LOL no lie! He had it down to 68 and I was freezing to the point I was shivering and he was as comfortable as can be with a t-shirt on!!

I have received several emails asking if I am ok! Thank you so much for missing me:) for I surely have missed you!! The letters really touched my heart:)  There have been no emergencies, illness's or flying out to my parents home. I just have been so busy getting Through The Craftroom Door Magazine ready for my first publication!! I can't wait to see what you think!  So many dear and awesome friends have been helping me and it is looking good!! Lots of techniques, 3 D projects, photo and video tutorials!  On May 15 it will be available!!

My first Outlawz Rodeo is coming up very quickly!!! Oh me, oh my I sure am nervous about it! The  Rodeo is a social  event I planned for May 18 -20 so online crafting friends can come together and finally meet one another in person! I have so many dear friends online who have been a huge part of my crafting life, I want to meet you and have a real hug!  There will also be several classes for you to attend during the day! Two Copic Coloring classes taught by  Suzanne Dean  who can teach anyone to color with Copics in a day! Suzanne's passion is teaching coloring  with Copics and will dazzle you with her techniques! Marti Wills is having a class with colored pencils and another class using Mixed Media's. Marti colors with Prisma colored pencil and  makes everything look like a photograph. You should really check out her pages of colored fruit, flowers and teddies to see how awesome they are! I am in the process of putting together the goodie bags and door prizes. It's not too late to make reservations to come. The hotel has extended the days for our special pricing. If you live within driving distance, come on and join us for a weekend of non stop fun with games, outings, dinners and lots and lots of chatter!! You can see all the details at  The Outlawz Challenge website!

And if all of that hasn't kept me busy!! My DH brought home a huge card order from the ladies in his office! Today I will be creating 8 of them and hopefully my mojo will kick into high gear!!

My card is featuring these adorable tweety birds and flowers from the Gina K Petals and Wings stamp kit. I love this stamp set! It can be used for so many different occasions and today I chose to use it for a birthday card. I actually cased it from Gina K, herself for  love the look of it!

Paper: Gina K is exclusively in the Petals and Wings Stamp TV Kit. Love it! Spellbinders # 18 die cut and it matches the stamp perfectly. Copics for coloring. Stamp N' Up oval and scallop oval punch's. Stickles on the flowers to add some glittering shine. Easy Peasy to create in less than 10 minutes excluding the cutting the birds stamp. 

Have a great weekend!!

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