Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge

Hello Everyone, it is Tuesday, so you know what that means.  It is Tuesday Color Challenge day at The Outlaws

The month of March we have the fabulous sponsor DigiStamps4Joy, who is offering a $10 prize to spend in their store. 




This weeks challenge chosen by Jacqui  and we needed to used 3 of the five fabulous colors in the photo.  Look at all of those colors.  It was so hard to chose just three. 








This week I focused on the blues and oranges for my card.   I got a little more green in the paper than  had intended, but still have met the color challenges I do believe.  This is just s simple fold card, and then I added the image on just half the outside fold.   



I finished off the card with some blue pearls on the outside and a stamped flourish on the inside. 




I hope you will join us at The Outlawz color challenge.  I know you will have fun! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I look forward to reading your comments. They inspire me to continue to grow in my crafts. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge

Hello Everyone, it is Tuesday, so you know what that means.  It is Tuesday Color Challenge day at The Outlaws

The month of March we have the fabulous sponsor DigiStamps4Joy, who is offering a $10 prize to spend in their store. 




This weeks challenge Mary provided us this color scheme and asked us to use 3 of 5 colors, with a twist of adding a butterfly.   What great colors Mary, butterflies are a good sign that warmer weather is here.  At least it made us feel that way right? 





I made a twisted easel card for this weeks challenge. This is the first time I have made a card such as this, and it was so much fun.  I was really surprised at just how fast and easy it was.  

I was able to use all five  (or a shade)of the colors in the picture.   I found a tutorial on Google for the card. Like I said, it was really so easy to complete.  

I started with the center floral piece.  I decided that, it was best left black and white.  I however, printed it on a sheet of music paper where I made it transparent.  it is the same paper as on the bottom part of my card, and the angled part of my card (just for comparison).  it is amazing what a single sheet of paper can do when you adjust the transparency, and pan the paper from one side to the other. 






Once I put the card all together, It was time to add the embellishments.  This was easy for me. I simply needed to add a few roses and baby's breath.  I also decided the black pearls over some lace would be a nice touch.  To finish off the corner embellishments, I added an additional butterfly from my store.  T





 Here is a picture of the entire card.   I really like how this card turned out.   I hope you are too. 


I hope you will join us at The Outlawz color challenge.  I know you will have fun! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I look forward to reading your comments. They inspire me to continue to grow in my crafts. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge ~ Use Ribbon

Hello Everyone, thanks for joining me today for another Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  Here is what you need to know for prizes.  They are fabulous, as always.  


The sponsor(s) for this challenge are:

Scrap N Dipity




Prize: 3 Digital Images



Lacy Sunshine


Prize: 3 Digital Images
AMB Illustrations

Prize: TBA



Wind In My Hair
Now, this week I have tried something a little bit different.  To be honest, I am still up in the air if I really love what I have done.  I Like it, but not sure I love it.  But then, something new  sometimes takes me a while. 

Our challenge was to use ribbon on our creation.  So, I thought about what I wanted to do with this wonderful fairy with the wind blowing through her hair.   

I used a silhouette of a fairy (reminds me of tinkerbell) and placed her at the bottom of my card. then I used a nested design from my silhouette and created a thought bubble.  Now, what I am to do about that ribbon we are supposed to use.  The card is already busy (which is why I think I might not love it) so how do I add ribbon.  A layer under the thought bubble.  I then thought small bows on each side, but scratched that idea, again, because it was to busy.  I settled for two flat back pink pearl, and then three small flowers on the bottom.  As I said, I like it, but not sure that I totally love it. 





Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Outlawz Color Challenge

Outlawz Feb 28st Color Challenge!

WHAT DAY IS IT?? It's a new COLOR CHALLENGE day over at The Outlawz!  This month our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps. I know you will find wonderful images you can use in your cards. 

Prize: 5 Digital Stamps - Yay!

First, here is the photo we used as our inspiration for our work this week.  I love the soft earth tone colors of this one, and found so much I could do with the colors.  The added twist with the colors was to create with something for a wedding or anniversary.  


I chose to do a wedding card and work as closely as I could with the colors. 

I created a Gate Fold Card using an ivory base.  From there I used paper from GCD Studios called Ella Blue.  I found a lovely sentiment in the Silhouette Store for the front of my card.  I complemented the papers and sentiment with a golden diamond flourish, pearls, and roses.  


I really like the finished product and hope you do too. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments. 

Kimberly 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Outlawz Color Challenge

Outlawz Feb 21st Color Challenge!

WHAT DAY IS IT?? It's a new COLOR CHALLENGE day over at The Outlawz! Woot! And again, this month our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.
Prize: 5 Digital Stamps - Yay!

Now here is the photo inspiration, picked by fellow DT member, our very own Ursula. Great, huh! 


I love this picture and got a very southwest feeling from it. Those pillows on the sofa just screamed use me for your inspiration.  So I did.  Then my eye caught the mount hanging on the wall.  So I added that in as my inspiration as well.  

Like always, I turned to my trusty Silhouette Cameo to help me create.  I didn't quite get the blues and cranberry colors I was hoping to pull from the sofa pillows, but I do believe I caught that southwest theme I was feeling.  I know plenty of hunters who would enjoy getting a card like this. And for a change, making a masculine card was easy for me.  

I had problems with the buck silhouette getting lost in the Aztec print, so I popped him up with dimensional dots. Made a big difference in the look.  I finished off the look with a plain brown ribbon, a bright orange button, and a happy birthday sentiment. 




I'm so glad you stopped by! And I hope you decide to join us in our this week's challenge! You just might be a winner! (In our eyes...everyone is a winner, though!)

Thanks so much, 
Kimberly 


Friday, February 17, 2017

Outlawz Color Challenge


I made this card for a Challenge at The Outlawz.  This was a color  challenge where I had to use three specific colors from a Color Bingo  Card.  I chose the first row, Teal, Jade, and Black.   What was I thinking?  



So, off to the Silhouette Store I went to find me a fun card base to use and some patterned paper in one of the three colors.  While I was looking, I also found the perfect sentiment and a graphic as well.  

Add a little black ribbon down the outter edges, and some flat flowers to match the paper and we have a finished card.  Or do we?  I didn't think it was quite done so I added some colored pearls on the inner circle and the flower, then finished it off with pearl on opposite corners of the card base. 




I hope you enjoyed my Kre8tion for today.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. 

Kimberly 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart

Today I have a card to share with you  I made from designer papers from Sherri Baldy Besties.   I sat and looked at this paper for a very long time before I finally got brave enough to cut it out.  The paper is digital, so even if I did mes it up, I would always have more to work with for the second take.  However, it was still so pretty, it made it hard to cut into it.

I have to say, the sit and wait, stare at the pretty paper worked well for me with this card, Though, I do not recommend it on a regular basis.    LOL

This is the paper I received this month to work with for this card. 


So here is the card I came up with this for my card.


I have started to use my Silhouette Cameo to help me create my cards and scrapbook pages.  I did the same with this card.  I love the fact that I can create a shape and add a pattern to it.  In this case, I was able to size and choose just the right part of the paper for my card, then cut it to the perfect size.  I am also able to pick a color from the image to use as my background mat.  In the end, I have a perfectly match card, with perfect sizes for my front piece and my mats.  I am also able to perfectly place my pieces on the mat to ensure I have the card I want.  

I have to say, this is one of the fanciest card I have made.  I really like it.  It is amazing what well design paper and a good cutting machine can do for creating cards.  Each layer is separate sheet of paper.   

Have a closer look at some of the elements of the card. 




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #110 ~ My Favorite Things



Good Morning,  Thanks for coming back to my blog for the next Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #110 - Your Favorite Things. 

 


The sponsor(s) for this challenge are:

Miss Daisy Stamps



Prize: 4 Digital Images (1 from each artist)

 Jennifer Nilsson Art  ♥︎  Mari Digis  ♥︎  Miss Daisy’s Collection ♥︎  We Are 3  

Join us at Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group to meet the artists, 
share fun & inspiration, receive freebies and special deals. See you there!


Rick St. Dennis



Prize: 2 Digital Images



"Rick St,dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years, you can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy . Inspiration projects from the Rick St.dennis Elite
 Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.

Rick also has a personal blog  and on Facebook there is the Rick St.dennis Digi fans and friends group, showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images there to be eligible to win prizes."


Odd Ball Stamps
Oddball Art Stamps
Prize: 3 Digital Images


This week for my Crafty Gals Corner Design Team posting, I am working with the digi Tulip Umbrella by Miss Daisy Stamps.   Spring is just around the corner, so this was a great digi to use.  And, I received a bonus sentiment! 




The challenge this week was to use your favorite tings. Everyone knows that I love to work with lace and flowers. So, this is what I worked with for this card. The card base is from the Silhouette Design Store (ID: 44890).  I matched the yellow in the tulips with a pale yellow paper, then used a yellow and white stripped paper for the front and for the insert on the inside. I also used a blue to match the umbrella as a highlight for the front of the card.    I finished off my card with my favorite things, a pretty piece of lace, a small white rose and two tiny pink roses.  



It is plain and simple, but I really like it.  It will be a great pick me up card for someone feeling down. 



Thanks for stopping by my blog, make sure you take time to visit the other design team member blogs.  They have some awesome creations to share with you. 

Kimberly