Monday, July 6, 2020

You Made the Nice List

 This week's Monday Greetings Challenge at the Outlaws is sponsored by Dr. Digi. 
 I chose the image Naughty or Nice.I colored the image with Copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas in July

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Double Birthdays

My son, Tim, and my son-in-law, Gabriel, have birthdays two days apart in July.  Ten years ago I had just started making cards.  I found this Mo's image and since they were both into gaming I made them birthday cards using it.  I was running out of ideas for male cards so I started looking through my photos of completed cards to get some ideas when I ran across the two cards from 2010.  I decided it would be very cool to make them both a card using the same image again.  And yes, they are both still into gaming.  The only real difference in the cards is inside.  
One says son and the other, son-in-law.

The images are colored with Copic markers.  The papers are from Stampin' Up.

Copics: B000, 00, 12, 24, 91, 93, 95, 97, BV01, C00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 
E00, 01, 02, 11, 13, 15, 21, 23, 31, 33, 34, 35, 40, 43, R2, 12, 24, 27, 37, 
Y02, 08, 11, 17, 18, YR15, 16, 18

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Craft Rocket Challenge - for Men/Boys
Color Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Coloring Goes
Crafty Girls' Corner - You're the Man
Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes

Below are the cards I made in 2010 about two months after I started card making.  I believe they were done with Prismacolors and Gamsol.  I think I've improved some.  There is definite improvement in photography!  A new camera helped with that.  It's already time for another new camera.  Come on stimulus.  Momma needs a new camera.   My Olympus is too old and can no longer update. Transferring the images to the computer is a bit of a pain.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Floral Wellies

This week's Festive Friday Challenge at The Outlawz is sponsored by All Dressed Up.  I chose this image called Floral Wellies.  The image is colored with Copic markers.

Copics:  B21, 23, BV0000, 000, 10, C000, 1, 3, 5, 
E30, 35, Y11, 13, 19, YR02, 12, 15, 16

Monday, June 22, 2020

Pink and Turquoise Cutie

The sponsor for this week's Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge is My Besties.The challenge is to use an unusual flower color. I tried to go back and find the name of the image, but there are too many to go through. She is colored with Copic markers.  The dies are from Spellbinders. 

Copics:  B12, BG111,02, 05, C00, 0, 1, 2, 3, E01, 11,
G24, R11, 12, 20, 21, 22, 30, 32, Y11, 17, YG15, 21, 24

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations  - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Anything Goes

Friday, June 12, 2020

Santa's Good List

This card is for the Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge.  The sponsor this tine is All Dressed Up.  I used the image called Santa.  He is a rather cheering old Santa.  I colored the image with Copic markers.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Magical Birthday!

The sponsor for this week's Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge is My Besties.  My image is Li'l Steampunk Witch Boy.  I colored him with Copic markers and used a white and a black gel pen.  I added quite a few little steampunk gears and a paperclip with my grandson's age on it.  You never know what you'll find in a ten year old stash unless you look!  The paper is from my stash.  The plaque on the purple ribbon inside the card says "reality has limits, imagination is boundless."

I had a little senior moment with this card.  I was talking to my daughter in Michigan and told her about the number paperclip that I had come across.  Being we both worked in education and she still does, she said, "Mom, he's going into third grade."  I knew exactly what that meant, he's turning eight.  Fortunately, I had a number eight paperclip.  I had to trear out the inside of the card and change that to 8th birthday.  Wow, the brain is going!

Copics:  C00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, E01, 11, 31, 33, 34, 35, 50, 53, 57, 
R11, 22, 32, V01, 04, Y26, 2, YG91, 93, YR21, 24, 31

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

For a Friend

I made this card for a friend that unfortunately, just broke her ankle.  I thought this image would be appropriate.  The image is from QKR Stampede.  I colored it with Copic markers.  The Digital paper is from Carina Gardner.

Copics:  C00, 0, 1, E31, 33, 34, R11, 12, Yg11, 13

Monday, May 25, 2020

Country Birthday Card

This is my DT entry for The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge. I used a pre-colored image from Jan's Digital Stamps.  I didn't realize until I just looked att this again that the blue paper I used    is way too bright!  I have had these burlap pages for a long while.  Combing through my stash I happened to find burlap flowers...a perfect match.  I have so many supplies that I can't remember most of them.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Missing Sherri

If you have been missing Sherri, as I have, she is in Country House a senior assisted living facility.  She is no longer making cards, but she would certainly love to get some from the "cardland" friends she has made over the years.  If you would like to send a card to her  please contact me at for her address.
You may have already gotten an email from Sherri's daughter.  If not, her extensive die collection is being sold at very discounted prices.  If you are interested the site is:

Monday, May 11, 2020

Deepest Sympathy

This is my first card back as a Design Team Member for The Outlawz Challenges.  Boy, have I ever forgotten how to do a lot of things!  Our challenge this week is:  button, lace and blue ribbon.  Not a lot of lace is showing, but it's there.

The image is Fall Cotton Wreath by Jan's Digital Stamps.

I colored the image with Copic markers.  The paper is from my stash.

Copics:  B12, 21, 23, 24, BG000, C0. 1, G20, 21, 24, YG63, 91, 93, 95

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Day 28 of Quarantine!

 This is Mo's Digital Pencil image, called Tantrums.  I can relate right now.  Actually, I'm remaining quite calm right now, but going a little stir crazy.  Thank goodness for coloring.

This image was colored with Copic markers.  I almost emptied the entire rack on this one.


 B21, 23, 24, BV000, 01, 02, C00, 1, 4, 
E000, 00, 02, 11, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37, 50, 51, 53, 55,
G14, R11, 12, 20, 21, 24, 29, 46,
Y15, 19, 21, 26, 28, YR14, 20, 21, 24

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

This isn't really a Spring card, but reflects "this spring!"

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Thinking About You

A friend, who is a Stampin'Up demonstrator challenged us online to make a card using Pear Pizazz, Pumpkin Pie, and Midnight Navy Stampin' Up colors.  It was fun, especially since we can't get together now.  I used Stampin' Up papers, dies and sentiments.  I already had this image colored from Whimsy Stamps; he fit into the color scheme perfectly!  The image is colored with Copic markers: 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

My Try at Face Masks

I made my husband and I face masks to wear for grocery shopping.  Pretty much that will limit our going out.  I made matching face masks out of Route 66 fabric so they wouldn't be too feminine.

Friday, March 13, 2020

A Quilt for Me!

I have finally finished a quilt for me.  I actually sewed it in a quilting class a few years ago.  I decided to have it professionally quilted so it would actually get done.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but most of the fabrics are flower patterns.  The quilter finished it off with some very lovely flower quilting.  I  finished it with a red binding.  The fabric I used is called 30's Playtime by Moda.  I absolutely love retro fabrics.  I think I've bought enough to last the rest of my life.  

The colors look a bit off.  I photographed it indoors and the lighting was not good.  My husband loves those damned LED light bulbs and I absolutely hate them!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

For My Husband

I absolutely fell in love with this image when I first saw it.  It's Significant Otter by Whimsy.  I made this card for my husband's birthday next week.  He doesn't look at my blog so he won't see it. 

 My husband has been absolutely amazing in helping me with the trauma I've been dealing with. He is right by my side and always seems to know when I am going to need him.  I am improving, but the restrictions are many. All in all, it's looking up.  I have a wonderful doctor now that lets me know the hard truth and I appreciate that.  Little by little, there is improvement and I know that I will heal.  God is watching over me.  

Hey, I can still make cards! I have a wonderful aunt that used to send a card to each and every family member every birthday and Christmas.  She is quite a bit older now and can no longer do that.  I have made a resolution to carry her kindness on.  I plan on making a birthday card for every family member, and mail them "on time."  I probably have at least seventy-five birthday cards in my stash, but sometimes I like to make a particular card for some relatives, something that will mean something special to them. I have tried before, but usually quit by February.  Wish me luck. I actually did all my January cards...and mailed them!

The image is colored with Copics.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.


100, BG10, 11, 13, 15, C00, 0, 1, 2, E50, 51, 53, 55, 57, G03, 07
R00, 11, 43, 46, YG91, 93, 95

  I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments  - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Celebrations
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

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