Friday, October 7, 2011

The Outlawz 1000 Member Party - Twisted Thursday

The Twisted Thursday challenge on the Outlawz is a color challenge - use Red, Yellow & Green.

I was running out of true "fall" stamps, so I decided to use this SU set that I've had for years (yes the CAS challenge again - I found this as I was looking thru stuff that was "haunting" me!).   Of course I'm a week late for a good use for this card - my cousin's daughter's birthday party was a farm theme! 

Jen P :)

The Outlawz 1000 Member Party - Sketch

For the Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on the Outlawz
I used a Halloween set that I purchased last year:

This is what my cat would do if she could!  She loves to play with my stamping supplies.  I've lost a bunch of small rolls of ribbon...I think she's creating her own collection!!

Jen P :)

The Outlawz 1000 Member party - Greetings

For Monday's Outlawz Greeting Challenge, I decided to keep it simple and use a PTI whimsical set my sister gave me ummmm months ago! 

The Sunday CAS challenge had me looking thru my desk drawers and I found a bunch of great things LOL!

Jen P :)

The Outlawz 1000 Member Party - Copics

For the Friday Copics Challenge on The Outlawz, I decided to make a card like a Christmas card I made a couple years ago - of course I can't remember the name of this type of fold!  
Since we're going for a Fall theme, I made fall trees and who doesn't love to see hot air balloons drifting over the hills and fall trees!  :)

Jen P

The Outlawz 1000 Member Party - CAS Card

So the CAS challenge for The Outlawz is to pull out something that's been "haunting" you (i.e. most of my stuff - LOL!!)  So one of my very first ink pads was a Kaleidacolor ink pad.  I'm not even sure if they still make them, but I haven't used it in years!  Amazingly it still worked!  :)
Normally I like to layer so this seems bare to me, but I like how the Kaleidacolor worked...might have to keep it out! 

Jen P :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Outlawz 1000 Member Party!

Last week I received an email from Oozak which said they were sponsoring The Outlawz 1000 Member Party.  I'm so glad I didn't just delete the email!  They have daily challenges and this week have some great challenges and prizes for reaching 1000 members!  Here are the details:

Whoo-hoo! The Outlawz is celebrating!
1000 Member Party

Monday, October 3, 2011, 12:01 AM EST


Sunday, October 9, 2011, 11:59 PM EST
There are 5 games, a tutorial blog hop, 2 scavenger hunts and 7 challenges. All seven challenges are participating in the party from start to finish. Unlike a regular week, all of the challenges start on Monday, Oct 3 and each has a different challenge for you to play to win prizes! The Challenges are located in the Challenge tab in the top tool bar with a drop down menu. Make sure you visit all 7 challenges to win more prizes!

Important: The 1000 Member Party has a tab in the top tool bar too with a drop-down menu. Make sure you access all 7 links in the menu to participate in the games, banner posting contest, and blog hop and to be eligible for more prizes!
That is a total of 14 places to visit and participate to win all the wonderful gifts the sponsors have donated for the party!

Let’s give our sponsors a huge THANK YOU! Without them, we would not be here!

The Outlawz Design Team

Make sure you check it out!
Jen P  :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Welcome New Baby Owl!

So I started making this new baby card and wasn't sure how to make it work with the sketch challenge on The Craft's Meow Blog...but then it all started to come together and needless to say yes it is 1:22am!!  I figured I better go ahead and post this just in case I don't have time tomorrow (actually today - LOL!!).  Here is the sketch & my card:

I love this set Owl Be Thinking of You!  Definitely a new favorite!  This pic isn't the greatest...sorry rushing, but you can see that I actually pulled out the sewing machine after midnight! 

Jen P :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Flashback Friday 15.0

It is time for a flashback!  The challenge for Flashback Friday 15.0 is to repost your first fall card.  Let's head on back to fall of 2009 when I posted this...

Hmmm, great angle I have going on there!


Friday, September 9, 2011

40 & Fabulous!

I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge to make a 40th Birthday card for my friend. I know it's hard to turn 40 (not that I'm there yet!!) so what better way then to say she's fabulous?!? :) Here's the sketch:

I tried using just plain kraft paper since I've been loving all the cards I've been seeing with kraft lately. But I'm just not a plain & simple girl - I had to spice it up with some ink "distressing". Then I decided to make a little gift box filled with her favorite candies - Mentos!
I made up this box because I wanted to fit 6 rolls of Mentos in it. It it came out pretty good - very impressed with myself - LOL!
Jen P :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

YNSC #48 Beautiful Borders

The YNS Challenge this week is to make a card using border punches or dies on your card. Since I just purchased my first YNS set, I had to make a card!!

I love this Birdie Banner stamp set because you can put any sentiment on the banner. Of course I realized after I started coloring it in, that I didn't have any good bird colors in my copic markers! So I used regular markers, but I think it came out okay.

Jen P :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Flashback Friday 13.0 Challenge

The Flashback Friday 13.0 Challenge is to post your First Non-Traditional Shaped card. It took some searching thru pictures but I finally found my very first non-traditional shaped card!
I made this card years ago for my niece's Christening. It's hard to tell from this picture but there is a layer of cardstock with a layer of vellum loose on top to make it look like a real dress. The cross is actually a real necklace - on the inside I made a little pocket to hold the chain.

Jen :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sundays with Crissy March Challenge

Over on Crissy's blog Sundays with Crissy, the challenge for March is to use stitching on your card/project. I love how stitching looks so I couldn't pass up this challenge!
I know it's hard to see in this picture...but I did stitching on the sides of the first layer of patterned paper. Here's a close up:

I love this stamp from Whimsy...this dog is just so cute - who can pass up that face! And you'll notice that I'm finally putting my copics to use!

Jen P :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dutch Dare Challenge

My sister sent me another great blog to check out - Dutch Dare Card Challenges. They have weekly challenges with great prizes. This week is a sketch challenge:

I decided to try out my new PTI flower die...

...sadly I have to say that my sister had to show me the best way to make the flowers! I read most of the instructions online and thought I had it...but it was sticking out way too much and when I squished it down, it pretty much killed it! But she read the full instructions and needless to say - the flower looks great!

Jen P :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Button Find!!

I think stamping or crafting people are the only ones that could understand my excitement yesterday so I've gotta share what I found! I was helping clean out my great-aunt's house and we found this old shoe box filled with :

BUTTONS!! Come to find out - my great uncle & aunt both worked at a button factory years ago and I didn't even know. These buttons are awesome - so colorful and odd shaped. To everyone else it was just a box of buttons...but to me this was a gold mine - LOL!!

Jen P :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

List of Fours!

Yesterday I was tagged by my sister Julie E to play along with the list of fours. It's like those emails you get where you list things about yourself. :)

4 shows you watch
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway
Amazing Race
Undercover Boss

4 things you are passionate about
My family & friends
My pets

4 words/phrases you say a lot
Holy Mackanoly (that's me trying not to swear :) )
Back (the only word that stops my dogs!)
Outside?? (my dogs don't let me know so I'm constantly asking if they have to go out!)
Mindy!!!!!!!! (at my cat driving me crazy!)

4 things you've learned about the past
Don't be afraid to admit mistakes
Don't look back (too much)
I lied when I said I'd never dye my hair! :)
I need to get working on my crafting (when I did my top ten cards there weren't that many!)

4 places you would like to go
Anywhere with a nice beach & warm weather! :)

4 things you did yesterday
Worked :(
Visited my great aunt
Watched the Bachelor - I swore I wouldn't watch but I got sucked in!!
Read a book

4 things you are looking forward to
The weekend! :)
My sister said increasing her Copic collection - but I have to say actually USE THEM!! :)
Finally finishing my cruise scrapbook (that's my next project)

4 things you love about Winter
Snow days - hoping for one tomorrow!
Playing with the dogs in the snow
Getting cozy with a blanket & reading a book
Hot chocolate!! :)

Tag 4 people to play along
Dani, Wendy, Harriet, and Kelly