Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Outlawz 2000 Member Party!

Yah Outlawz! It is hard to believe I started The Outlawz with 12 very dear friends over a year ago and we are now over 2000 Members! It seems like we just celebrated 1000 members. If you are not familiar with The Outlawz let me tell ya about it! There are 8 different challenges with a brand new one starting each and every day. We have site wide prizes and individual group challenge prizes so you can win multiple ways. Our sponsors are the greatest and we are shouting out Thank you for their kind generosity and support of The Outlawz! The DT is over the top and I love each one of them. If it were not for the DT- there would be no Outlawz!. They are friendly, eager to help and are awesome friends and oh yea - extremely creative!! The Outlawz is a little different from most other challenges for we communicate with the members all through the challenge from day one until  the last day of the challenge -other words 24/7! You can post your creations, come back at the end of the month to see if you won or you can stay around and chat a bit:) The challenges are set up so there is something for everyone: Sketches, Color, Greetings, Paper Ala Mode, Twisted Thursdays, C&S, Copic/Promakers and free digis with Anne Fenton and Sandi Huggett. All starting on different days of the week!

How are we celebrating The Outlawz 2000 Member Party? I’m glad you asked because this go-around, we’re celebrating you!

Where in the World

We want to know where you are from – your country, state, providence, street – or where your heart longs to be! So come on and play with us. Did I tell you we have games too? Bingo, Name That Tune, Word Puzzle and a Crossword Puzzle!

Also, The Outlawz has a Tutorial blog hop with every party and I have the privilege of representing the entire site!   There are 7 other designers representing the different challenges.

Today I told The Outlawz Design Team I had a surprise for them. Let me back up! If you are a designer on The Outlawz you are not eligible to win any prizes:( However, this is my blog and I can give a prize to whomever I want and that includes the design team!! Everyone is eligible to win a $50.00 gift certificate at including the design team! Are you familiar with Let me tell ya this is a store to go to when you need any kind of crafting supplies! Rusty, the owner of Oozaks has really extended his business this yearJ He not only sells Copics, paper pads (hundreds), inks, glitter and lots more, but he is also selling Magnolia’s and several other stamp lines! Did you ever want to see a paper pad up close before you purchased it? You can see every detail when you enlarge them at Oozak. This is the place to shop!  Please tell Rusty thank you for his generous gift when you visit his store!

Ok, so what else can you win on my blog this week? How about a free exclusive adorable Mayzy Art Digi for everyone!?!  Yep, that is right - everyone gets one! And what is the cutie pie named? Miss Outlawz!! How sweet is that? You can download her at The Outlawz in the “Freebie forum.” You need to know before you win any prize from The Outlawz you must be an Outlawz member – easy peezy – doesn’t cost you a dime and you will be eligible to win some fantastic prizes not only for the party, but every time you play one of our challenges.

Since I am giving away two prizes – I have two tutorials for you!

Here is my card for  “Where In The World?” with the Mayzy’s adorable Miss Outlawz! I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States! 

I am asked all the time how do I color my backgrounds. First I cut out the image using a Nestability Die and I tape it with Painters tape to prevent it from sliding around. 

I use post-its to make  a clean line between the sky and grass. Using a sponge dauber I dab a small amount of Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Next I add a little bit of Memento Angel Pink

I wasn't fancy on this background and dab the rest of the sky with Summer Sky.

I turn the post-its around so the sky is covered and I sponged New Sprout and a tad of Bamboo Leaves on the bottom. 
That is all there is to it. When I don't have an image that takes a lot of room I will add more dark to light in the sky and grass. 

Second tutorial is called Wainscot Background! Gina K did a fantastic video demonstrating how to do it. 

Take a piece of card stock and cut to your desire size. Using Scor-Pal score every 1/2 inch.

Using a  Memento Ink pad slide it down your card stock until you achieve the desire look you want. 

Here is a card from my previous post showing the beautiful backgrounds 
you can create! Watch Gina K - StampTV video to see a detail video tutorial! 

Next you should hop over to my awesome sistah Pryn for I know she has an awesome, fantastic tutorial for you!! 
The Outlawz Host: Colleen Holmes - ME
CAS Host: Pryn Garritan
Greetings Host: Tina Gilliland
Color Host:  Teresa Arsenault
Sketch Host: Cindy Potentier
Twisted Thursdays Host: Patricia St. Martin
Copic/Promarkers Host: Darlene Lyons
Paper Ala Mode: Theresa Lee

To win the prize you must comment on my blog! If you are a follower you get two chances. 


And finally I am at the end of today's posting!! Yahhh! Good luck and have fun!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day!

Hello happy crafters!  Can you believe my second posting in a week!? A little bit better huh?   I was with my grandchildren Abbie 6 and Andew 4 this past week and let me tell ya - I couldn't have asked for any better well behave kids!! We sat around doing practically nothing and they enjoyed being home and not having to get up early for school. We had lots of tea parties, movies, checking the garden out and playing with their dog Trigger. Super sweet week!

Tomorrow is Father's Day and these are some of the cards I made for a customer.  The first one is a cute image called Biker Babe by Mo's Digital Pencil

Introducing you to "Mr. Brown Goes Surfing' by Phindy's Place!  Ok, how many other women out there have a hubby who is a remote control freak!  Honestly, my sweet DH has to have it in his hands and loves to channel surf that drives me crazy. He will stay on a station long enough for me to start getting interested in what is playing  and "click"  it's gone!  Sometimes I really miss the old days where you had to get up and change the channel and only 3 channels to choose from.  There was no channel surfing then:)

Gina K By The Sea Stamp Set - Love, love this stamp set for men's cards!
Background made with sponging Memento Ink

Gina K By The Sea Stamp Set 

Do you like the blue Wooden background on my cards? It's called Wainscot and I will be showing you the technique during The Outlawz tutorial hop on June 24th!

The Party is coming on June 24th at The Outlawz! Wowzie wait until you see the sponsor prizes!! $50.00 gift certificate to SCACD, Mo, Mayzy Green are just a few of the digital stamps you can win. Did I mention $20.00 gift certificate to the store of your choice? Awesome, awesome prizes! Watch this adorable video Jo Ham created for the party!!

Last but not least~ I am the proud owner of Through The Craftroom Door Online bi-monthly magazine. Our first issue has 75 wonderful pages and 6 free digi's. Other words you pay $2.57 for the 6 digi's and the magazine is free! You cannot beat those price!! Lots of fun and new ways of doing things.
Here is a sneak preview of the Magazine. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

red light house

Hello and good afternoon! Did you have a great week-end? We had a quiet one and on Sunday I drove two hours south to my daughters to watch the kids all week while she finishes up her school year. The kids are out for the summer, but the teachers have to attend one more week. I didn't arrive until 12:30 AM for I missed one of the roads and almost ended up in DC. Amy was awake when I arrived and we talked until 2. I tried sleeping on the couch after she went to bed and her hubby got up at 4 to raid the fridgerator and Abbie woke me at 6 and then Andrew was up. My eyes feel so heavy and I would love to close them for about an hour. However, Andrew is 4 and Abbie 6 and not sure what will happened if I did. So I thought perfect time to do a blog post which I have been really poor at all year. 

I had an order for 6 Father's Day cards and so guess what I will be posting all week?!! You guessed it!! Today's card is using the light house from "By the Sea" stamp set at Gina K's.  The sentiment was typed in Word and I so love it! This week at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge is Happy Father's Day  or Boys card.  I have a really hard time creating cards for men and esp. ones I do not know. Do you? On a female card you can add anything you want and of course we love practically any kind of adorable image. But what do men like on their card? We think boys and men don't like glittery shining things but the boys do:) My grandsons always say "ah that is pretty!" if I glitter something up but what do men like? Tell me!!

Copics: Red R59, R24 R22.
I sponged the white sentiment paper with Blue Sky Memento Ink. 

Ok! here are some info in the form of video's!  Let me tell ya though! The Outlawz 2000 member party has fantastic games, challenges and what you like most of all - awesome sponsors!!  Gift certificates for online craft stores in the amounts of $50.00, 25.00 and more!! 

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