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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Put a Ribbon on it!


Hey there crafty friends and followers! 

It is my favorite day of the week!

THURSDAY

That means it is time for our fun ANYTHING GOES with OPTIONAL TWIST at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday! 

This weeks twist is Ribbon! 


We have an awesome sponsor this month! My card is using our sponsors papers, and stamps! You definitely need to come and check out our design teams card they are AMAZING! Our wonderful dedicated guest designer this week is Edwina Brown and she has created two beautiful cards that you must see! So come on over to OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES!  what are you waiting for? We hope to see you there!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Shaped Card


This week on Twisted Thursday we have a fun twist to our always Anything Goes Challenge at Outlawz Challenges, shaped cards! Here is my card using the fabulous papers from papercraftinwitherica.com our wonderful Sponsor this month!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I'm a Winner?



That is right! I won at Outlawz Challenges! A fantastic gift certificate to Oozak, I am the Outlawz DT Winner!

Woo Hoo! I had no idea as a team designer I could win anything. I guess I was concentrating on my team that I hadn't really payed much attention. Lol! GO FIGURE! I would like to say Thank You to anyone who decided to honor me with this award. It is with great pride that I accept this gift certificate from Oozak and use it with such joy and happiness on many crafty things that will indeed make my crafty world better! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Carpenter Rules


Hey there crafty friends! Today I am sharing a shirt I designed for a Carpenter. We own and operate a cabinet manufacturing company and through the years we have discussed buying shirts for all the guys in the shop. It was the main reason my hubby agreed to purchasing my first Cricut cutting machine, he wanted me to make all sorts of things for his business. I never did with the Cricut my machines blade from the start were not working well with vinyl. 

It was a few years later all the rave was on the Silhouette Cameo machine, and its blades were nice and sharp! I have made 3 shirts this year for the hubby's business. Eventually all the guys will have their own shirt with its own quirky little saying on the back. I still have a few bugs to work out, for instance in this design the shirt is a 4X, I wish I had made the banner larger, for that size shirt it kind of looked a little small, but hey I am sure the employee will have it stained up and dirty before you know it and he will need another! My goal is to make each guy 5 shirts, one for every day of the week during warm months, and then I will need to make winter shirts, and hats you name it! The ideas are endless, thanks to Pinterest! LOL! 

Time to get a few more rows in on my hubby's afghan, I need little side projects like this shirt to keep me from going bonkers due to crochet afghan overload! Until next time, much love and craftiness to you all!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Crochet Bernat Blanket Yarn Afghan


Hey there crafty friends! Among many afghans my hubby has requested this is one he was eager to buy the yarn for. Isn't it the most plush yarn you ever seen? So soft and squishy! I had already started it once, I had about six skeins on, and I was gaining stitches by the row, it was not keeping its rectangle shape. I frogged it, another words "rippit" all back out! It really had too many holes for hubby's taste anyways, so I was off to search for a new pattern and quick before he notices that I had  pullled it all out. I stumbled upon a free pattern from Yarnspirations.com using the same yarn. The pattern calls for an L hook, I chose an N, but wishing I had gone even larger on the hook size. Hubby wants it to overlap the king size bed. 80x100? Aye ye ye! Good thing I have many other crafts to keep me from going bonkers on crochet overload! So far I am starting my 3rd skein of Vinatge white Bernat Blanket yarn. $4.99 at Hobby Lobby.com only took two days to arrive with no extra shipping cost! I have 19 more skeins to go. He also requested  a border alternating between the white and a gray. He wants to keep me busy I think! Well off to go add on my goal of a skein a day! Wish me luck! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Inchies


Hello everyone! Thursday is here once again and this week is also the first week of the month for a new sponsor at OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES on Twisted Thursday! Check out this months sponsor papercraftinwitherica.com. Erica Falk-Huzar is the consultant for Fun Stampers Journey, and has sent all the Designers on Twisted Thursday a gift package of goodies to use in this months challenges. 
   


My card is using the fabulous design papers and those awesome wooden stars by Fun Stampers Journey! I do hope you come on by the challenges and check out the rest of the design teams card layouts, not to mention we have a special guest designer of the week, and see who made the TOP PICK of last weeks challenges! Come on by, it is so much fun! 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Crochet Patriotic Drawstring Bag


Hey there crafty friends! I am here today to show you this adorable patriotic drawstring bag in crochet! This particular bag is a custom design, with an embroidered monogrammed American flag star, the drawstring is braided with wooden beads. I totally enjoyed making this bag using Red Heart yarn in Red, White and Blue. 
This bag was made for my crochet swap partner in the Friendship Crochet Swap group on Facebook. I hope she likes it as much a I do! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Adorably Crabby


One great thing about being a card designer is that you want to use your art and craft supplies to enter all the fun challenges. Who cares if you win a prize, to me I win every time I complete a card or project. I try to use all my crafty supplies so that I don't feel like I wasted money on any of this clutter. Card making helps me use up some of it. It is even better when you get a cute little image from the sponsor to play with like this adorably cranky crab from this months sponsor Whimsy Stamps. Here is my card for this weeks ANYTHING GOES card challenge on TWISTED THURSDAY at outlawzchallenges.ning.com




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fun In the Sun!





It is time for a fun challenge over at Outlawz Challenges! Twisted Thursdays it is time for FUN IN THE SUN, or you can play along with ANYTHING GOES!!! COME ON BY and join in the fun!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Christmas


It is time for the ANYTHING GOES challenge at OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES on Twisted Thursday! This weeks optional twist is CHRISTMAS! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Crochet Round Table Mat


I seriously need to turn my backyard patio from drab to fab, so why not start off with some colorful place mats! I have 3 more to go! I am making 4 in assorted colors. I am hoping it will give a cleaner feel to the patio and if anything bring some color to it! :D This particular pattern was very easy to work up as long as you remember to keep slip stitching to the center of the previous rounds shell stitches before starting the next round, you will do just fine! ;)  When I have them all finished I will return with an updated post of how they look! You might even get a before and after shot! 

Do you crochet and want to try this pattern? It can be found here:

Friday, June 9, 2017

Crochet Drawstring Bag


Hello friends! The last few days I have been racking my brains deciphering this pattern. I deciphered my first ever of what is called a symbol graph pattern. The pattern can be found here:



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Masculine


It is once again time for this week's challenge over at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday! This weeks optional twist is Masculine. I have a hard time doing masculine so my design was based on the male reader in the family. I tried to give it a book design. This month we have a wonderful sponsor, Whimsy Stamps. The adorable fire flies in the jar image is one of their great digi designs!


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Summertime Anysoldier Card Swap 2017



It is time for the Summertime Anysoldier Card Swap! Here are a few cards I whipped up for the swap! 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stars


It is time for the Twisted Thursday Challenge for the month of June! This months sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and we have a fun optional twist of Stars! 


Monday, May 29, 2017

Crochet Green Mario Mushroom


I am working on making this mushroom small enough for a key chain. This was originally yarn off an attempted frog I decided not to pull out all the way and just started from a few yarns already worked and turned it into a green mushroom. It is about 3 x 3 inches so it really needs to be an inch smaller all the way around.  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Anything Goes



Anything Goes at Outlawz Challenges on Twisted Thursday! The last week to get those card creations in for your chance to win a fabulous prize from our May sponsor Ppinkydolls Come on over and join in on the fun at outlawzchallenges.ning.com

 If you have not joined Outlawz Challenges you should! We have a new fun challenge every day of the week! Lots of talented card makers and inspiration to kick start your card paper crafting mojo!



 If you like my card you should see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this image, as well as our wonderful Guest Designer this week! So come on over to Outlawz Challenges, we would love to see your creations! 

Our wonderful sponsor for May is PPINKYDOLLS

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Duncan Hines Strawberry Cake Mix with Strawberries and Cream Icing


Duncan Hines Strawberry Cake Mix with Strawberries and Cream Icing. I had never iced a cake other than smearing the icing on there and eating it up when I have bought the store bought tubs of icing in the past. This year I wanted to make that box cake mix into something a little special for my daughters birthday. Using the 1M tip and a decorator bag filled with the icing I made rosettes all over the cake any gaps I just filled with a little dab of icing and dropped some pearl sprinkles on top. I wish i had added a birthday tiara on top.. but I didn't have one, still kicking myself for not getting one! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Jeep Hair Don't Care Custom T-shirt


Here's a fun Jeep t-shirt Design I whipped up for my daughter's birthday. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Crochet Jeep Hair Don't Care Can Cozy


A fun little can cozy for the Jeeper in your life!
I crocheted the cozy and used my SE-400 Brother Embroidery machine and an Apex Embroidery file for the Jeep and embroidered it onto a piece of felt, glued it to the crochet. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jeep Hair Don't Care Coaster

This file can be found at Apex Embroidery Designs. I made this felt coaster with this awesome design! 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Crochet 1-Up Mario Mushroom


Isn't this little fellow adorable! Whipped him up today! I had hoped he was a key chain size but he came out a little larger than I had expected. Still very cute! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

By the Sea


Oh my goodness this last week has really flown by! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! This month has flown by as well next week is the last challenge of the month on Twisted Thursday to get your cards in for a chance to win a fabulous prize from our May sponsor PPINKYDOLLS! If you have not joined Outlawz Challenges you should! We have a new fun challenge every day of the week! Lots of talented card makers and inspiration to kick start your card paper crafting mojo!



My card above I have used my Cuttlebug embossing folder for the leaves, a flower sticker set for embellishments as well as some diamond gems to replicate water bubbles behind the bird, yes that is a window to look inside of the card, I made it using acrylic from packaging cut down to size and stuck in to place using double side tape, the digi is from PPinkydolls Etsy site. If you like my card you should see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this image, as well as our wonderful Guest Designer this week! So come on over to Outlawz Challenges, we would love to see your creations! 

Our wonderful sponsor for May is PPINKYDOLLS



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Flowers & Lace


Hey there my blog following friends! It is THURSDAY! That's right, it's not only the day before FRIDAY but it is time for Twisted Thursdays challenge over at OUTLAWZ CHALLENGES! This weeks optional twist is Flowers & Lace, and this month the fabulous digi designs are by this months sponsor Ppinkydolls​! Here's my card for this week! We hope to see you in the challenges!


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Digitized Brother SE-400 Weekend


Oh my word! What a weekend! My computer had a melt down a while back and I lost all of my machine embroidery software. I have spent most of my weekend searching the house, my computer files, as well as online for software to be able to digitize my friends design. My first attempt in red from his original design. It would have been great had all those threads not been running all over the head of the wolf and the lettering. So, I searched on. 

I found a free software. In the process of trying to get my image loaded into the software I used up all of my free trial uses and hadn't accomplished anything! That was nerve racking.


By some miracle. I tried another software that I had already tried once and just started fiddling with settings and it worked! My wolf head turned out like it was suppose to. So I added the text separately in a different font and it worked. The last step was to preview it in 3D.


It looks pretty good! The true test is putting it onto fabric, making sure it has the right stabilizers and all that jazz. There is so much to this I see why I have let my machine sit untouched for a few years. Unless you have big bucks to purchase all of your software, or don't mind using the cheesy free files they give you with your machine this hobby is not a lot of fun. :) 

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