Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge

We have an 'Anything Goes' Challenge and our Sponsor this week is,

My image is this great basket of flowers.

I really hope that no one goes through my craft room door the rest of the week because it's turned upside down.  I've been working on a big DT project and then I left today to visit my sister for some crafting/girl time. Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to join us this week for this fabulous challenge.

Monday, April 28, 2014

'Anything Goes' this week at The Outlawz

 Its the end of the month and The Outlawz Greetings Team would like to offer up another 'Anything Goes' challenge.
This weeks Sponsor is

My image is Butterfly & Sunflower
I chose the pink color for my flower and the neutral butterfly.  I wanted the image to be the focal point and then not a lot of other accents.  I put some brown flock/glitter on the flower centers and then used this fun pink burlap ribbon at the bottom.  Great everyday card for my stash.
I hope you hop on over to The Outlawz this week and join the fun or at least see the great inspiration we have to offer. 
Have a Great Day!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

This Weeks Edition of Hiding In My Craft Room

We are featuring 'Mothers Day' cards this week at Hiding In My Craft Room.
I chose a simple flower image with unusual colors for me.  Yes, you are seeing pinks tones in there.
I found the perfect background paper in my stash and it really matched the flower style perfectly.  So that's where I started this time.  Keeping the image front and center, I have a couple of paper layers then the fancy Spellbinder Fancy Die. It's hard to see in the picture that I have added some Flower Soft to the centers of the flowers. (maybe I can add another picture)

here are the flowers that show the Flower Soft centers.

The sponsor this week is Pickled Potpourri
Challenge #147

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Wedding Bells for the Day

Today over at Creative Corner Challenges we are celebrating Weddings.  I know that June is the big Wedding month, so maybe we can help you get a start on those special cards.  When I went to may supplies I found that I really didn't have a 'Wedding Bell' stamp and I really didn't find a digital image that I wanted, so whats a crafter to do?
I decided to use my Silhouette and cut them out.  I had a really soft patterned paper in my stash that I wanted to use as the background.  Having the soft green and rose colors, I started pulling out the gold and ivory shimmer paper. The flowers came out of a Kaisercraft accent pack and I layered several together. Using a fancy Spellbinder Die to mount my design and then some special bling.
Simple sentiment and its done.

Thanks for stopping in again today.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Special "I'm Thinking of You"

The past couple of weeks my daughter has been going through some struggling times, so I wanted to send her a special card.  
Looking through some of my various supplies that I haven't used in a while I came across these background sheets.  They are from Hot Off The Press and are called Color Me, Lace Card Toppers.  Mine are in Ebony and the pattern is a glossy embossed black.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to add some color.  The sentiment and butterflies are from an elements accent pack from Kaisercraft.  The flowers are Prima.

Now to get this in a box and in the mail.
Thanks for stopping today.

Monday, April 21, 2014


It's the beginning of a new week and that means a new challenge from the Greetings Team at The Outlawz.
Hopefully todays blog title sparked your interest, and you read on for the details.You can add wet embossing by using ink, powder and heat gun, you can use the dry method which can include embossing folders or use your stylus and make your own embossed lines. Wow, what choices!

Our Sponsor this week

My card for this week is Bitsy at the Beach.

I used A Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Folder ES-007 for the background which is dry embossing, then I used the wet embossing on the sentiment. (Amuse' Studio - woo hoo for you SISM025)
I added the three shells on the side to add the beach effect.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

So Would You Like Some Candy?

First off I would like to wish everyone a Very Happy and Blessed Easter.
Now over at 613 Avenue Create today we are celebrating Candy Treats.
My card this week features an image from Guylou's.  
Felicia & The Cherry
I am very pleased how this card turned out.  I didn't have a plan when I started, but did select the papers I wanted to work with.  I knew since she is a fairy, I wanted to make her a little funky.
With some added pearls in her hair and sparkle on her wings, this card is finished.
I wish you a Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Saturday

I hope everyone had a great week and is ready for the holiday weekend.  It will be quiet around our house for Easter as my daughter lives in Florida and my son and his family left for Florida on Thursday.  
This week the Hiding In My Craft Room design team has some fabulous cards to share, featuring flowers.

Challenge #146 - Flowers
The challenge is to use flowers: image, die cuts, brads, silk, any kind of flowers!

AND We have two sponsors this week!

Which means we will have TWO Winners!!! Oh yeah!

Scrapper's Delight who is giving a winner 3 digital images!

Lawn Fawn who is donating a stamp set of winner's choice!

My image is Rose Petal digi from Scapper's Delight
I seem to be doing alot of Pink and Green lately.  Very strange for me, but I guess it has to do with the image.
Thanks for stopping by today, I will have post again Sunday and Monday for challenges,  

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Anything Goes

Today is the beginning of another challenge at Through The Craft Room Door.  We have some DT on the team and we are all so happy to share our fun creations this week.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge  is "Oozak"  for all your crafting supplies!! 

I chose a LaLa Land digital image called 'Sailboat Luka'
When I picked this image for this weeks challenge I was thinking about my little grandson who is headed to the beach for his first Easter.  He is going to Florida to visit his other grandparents who haven't seen him since he was a month old.  Jasper is now 11 months old and will take his first plane ride, see the beach and visit many relatives.  Hopefully the weather will be much warmer and he can play in the sand.

Through The Craft Room Door Spring Issue is now available. The Current issue features over 16 step-by-step tutorials with photo's, including coloring hair with Copic Markers, Awesome articles and featuring two product that you have NEVER seen before. 60 + card inspirations, Craft Rooms Around The Globe, Play to win Spellbinders Decorative Labels #22.  Feature Digi Artist is "Bugaboo!" Over 110 free digi's for you to enjoy!

Watch the preview of the magazine above!! Subscribe at: http://craftrmdoor.ning.com

I want to Thanks You for visiting my blog today.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Easter from The Outlawz

Well I promised that this week would be full of bunnies, so here's my most recent DT project for The Outlawz

Our Sponsor this week is Nicecrane Designs and my image is The Easter Bunny

My image has been colored with Copics and then I added some lace ribbon and layered flowers on the side,  I also added some texture on the image by using real ribbon around the bunnies neck for their bows.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Let It Hop..

Well this being the week before Easter, I still have some bunnies to share. Today is my selection for the 'Let It Hop' blog challenge at Creative Corner Challenges.

My selection this week is this very cute image, I used Copics to color my image and one of my favorite Spellbinder Die.

Another Note For The Week

Team Mel is currently looking for 1 new DT Member.

Requirements are:
have to do a project every fortnight
have to use provided digi images at least once a month
comment on peoples entries

be kind :)

if you are interested send an email to

if you have a blog send me the link to that and some information about you and why you would like to be part of the DT team.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by our blog this week.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Super Scraps Saturday!!!

I know I've been a little absent this week, but things caught up with me.  Switched days for taking care of my little guy, was out of town all day Friday and had three DT projects due.
But I'm here today to share another Super Scraps Saturday from Hiding In My Craft Room.
One of my favorite challenges and its so rewarding to clean some of my mess off my desk. (I should probably make a few more cards to really clean things up)
Our Sponsor this week is

and here's what I came up with....

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, April 7, 2014

How UGLY can it be?

This week at The Outlawz we want to celebrate that UGLY paper that you may have stashed away.  I know  many papers that I have purchased that just weren't the best. The colors are off, the pattern is weird and they are just 'what was I thinking' papers.
So this week I needed to dig deep to get some of those papers out of hiding.

Our Sponsor This week is

My card using the image "Can't Wait"
I can't even tell you how old this paper is but I'm happy to finally use it.  I had several coordinating papers that I cut up to make the accents and use for the sentiment.  Some faux stitching around the circle and red pearl gems finish this off.
Thanks for stopping by today and please go over to The Outlawz and check out all the other DT cards.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sights/Sounds/Smells/Tastes of Spring

Challenge #66 Anything Goes/Optional Twist 

613 Avenue Create


Well has Spring finally come to the neighborhood?  We certainly hope so!  You can join us this week with your Anything Goes project or try our unique twist this week:  

Optional Twist

Some examples include:
SIGHTS: rainbows, birds,kites,sunshine, trees blooming,butterflies,etc
SOUNDS: birds singing, children playing, lawn mower, motorcycles,rain,etc
SMELLS: flowers, fresh cut grass,etc
TASTES: lemonade, strawberries,cherries,ice cream,etc

My card for this week Design Team Challenge is from The Paper Shelter

  I used a Reverse Explosion Card from the Paper cut.  It took a little time to plan this card and cut the papers, but I really like the way it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by today. 
I'd like enter my card in the following challenges:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

It's Black , White and ?????

This week at Hiding In My Craft Room we want to see all those creations using Black and White plus one additional color..
Another exciting thing happening this weekend is we have a new HIMCR Design Team. Please be sure to visit all of there blogs and wish them a warm welcome.

Samantha Designs by Sammy
Gracie CH - Graciellie Design 
Nancy Design Inventions ( you are here)
Melanie Afternoon Scrapper
Lisa LJ Creations
Jennie Jenscrapstoo
This week sponsor is Blue Moon Creation

Here is my creation for this week

If you notice a trend this week my card matches my new blog design.  I love the color Aqua so that is the given color this week.
Thanks again to my new Design Team Buddy, Gracie.
There are prizes the next few days over at Gracie's blog, so be sure to go play.

Thanks for stopping by today

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Just A Quick Post This Morning

I want to share a card this morning that I made for one of our friends whose birthday was April Fools days.
I can always remember his birthday because of the date, and I am proud  to say that I have never played a trick on him (at least not yet)
I just pulled a few masculine papers, several dies and punches, a few metal brads to complete this card.
Very simple.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I plan on entering my card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NEW LOOK and Yes you are at the right place.

So do you notice something different?  Well, I decided to update my blog design with the help of one of my Design Teammates, Graciellie.
This is one talented lady and she designed this new header for me yesterday.
I do love the color Orange, but I think Aqua is slowly becoming the new Orange for me.  If you know much about me, I'm not frilly or shabby chic.  I tend to be more modern and straight lines, but I did tell Gracie that I really like Owls.  Not quite sure what it is about them but I think they are cool, so she was able to incorporate them into the new design.
I love, love the chevron design on the sides and the addition of black, so classy.
THANK YOU, Gracie!!!
Please go visit her blog, she's amazing.

Thanks for Stopping by today.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Exciting News....

Today I have some Exciting News to share.  I have been asked to join the Design Team over at Through The Craft Room Door and this week is my first challenge post. 
Through The Craft Room Door is a monthly digital magazine and then there is a great challenge blog, that's where I get to play every other week and offer you some inspiration.

More about the Magazine................
Through The Craftroom Door is a fun craft magazine filled with articles, tutorials, crafting tool information and a whole lot more! Come and see the many great ideas that have been created! We promise you will not be disappointed. Join our TTCRD NING Group for subscription info and how you can submit submissions to be publish! You could possibly win a $15.00 gift certificate to the store of your choice. Oh yea, there are also over 70 free digital images for you to download. We would love to hear from you so come on over and find out what the magazine is all about!

And for my first card I've chosen this sweet image from this weeks sponsor,

I'm into 'Red Heads' lately and I wanted to use this fun Aqua paper.  I had the concept for the card in my head and then started pulling all the pieces together before coloring.  I knew I want a statement ribbon on the side, so I basically went to the ribbon closet and made my selection, then the coloring began.
Please consider stopping over and going Through The Craft Room Door to see what we're all about.

Through The Craft Room Door Spring Issue is now available. The Current issue features over 16 step-by-step tutorials with photo's, including coloring hair with Copic Markers, Awesome articles and featuring two product that you have NEVER seen before. 60 + card inspirations, Craft Rooms Around The Globe, Play to win Spellbinders Decorative Labels #22.  Feature Digi Artist is "Bugaboo!" Over 110 free digi's for you to enjoy! Watch the preview of the magazine above!! Subscribe at: http://craftrmdoor.ning.com

Thanks for stopping by today.

I plan to enter the following challenges: