Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oops I did it again.

Wow, I can't believe it.  I got "Best in Show" at the Hambo Hoedown for a 2nd week. I love their challenges.  Making a circle card was out of the box for me. But it was perfect because I got a Slice glass cutting mat for Christmas. (It was on Clearance at JoAnn's for like $6.00)  I don't have a Slice but had read that using  a glass cutting mat with a circle cutter worked well. And it WAS so nice cutting the circles with my MS Circle Cutter on the glass mat.

Thank you again to everyone who made this win possible.  I enjoyed coloring the "Plate Spinner" and putting this card together.  Now it's off to start on this week's challenge.  You can find it here and join along.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013


Played along again this week at the Hambo Hoedown.
This week's challenge was a round card  with spirals or swirls.  I got the "Plate Spinner" digi free since I played along last week.  I found the orange paper with the swirls on the back of some Halloween paper. I figured... Perfect!  And the main background paper has the "spirally" circles.  Also perfect.  I decided to make it an easel card. I cut the sentiment (inside and out) panels with swirls also. And hand drew swirls on the edges with my Copics.

Digital Image- Plate-Spinner by Hambo Stamps
Colored with Copic markers
YR68, B02, R35, R39, E11, E13, E33, E37
Paper- We R Memory Keepers: Explore-Hubcaps,
Orange swirl by ?
Burgundy and Lt Blue- Recollections  
I popped up the orange circle and sentiment and popped up the image above it.  The inside sentiment was also popped up.

I can't wait to see what next week's digi and challenge is going to be.  They always come up with something great.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I Did It!

I did it! I won the challenge for my card last week at the Hambo Hoedown

This is the first time I've won a card challenge.  I like the Hambo Hoedown because if you play along and submit a project, they send you a free digi set that you can use for the next week's challenge if you like.  I found out about the Hambo Hoedown from Lyn (screen name: Rebeccaof) on Split Coast Stampers.  Also one of my favorite sites.

I'd like to thank Lyn for telling me about the Hambo Hoedown.
Monica & Tim at Hambo for having such a great site and challenges.
All those who left comments.
My nephew, Sean, for being adopted so I could make you a card and have the paper left over to make this card.
All those who helped to make this win possible.

Now it's off to start on the card for next week.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Welcome Back


I made this card for the January Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge.
Submissions were due by Jan 24th.  The theme was to use a Doodle Pantry image. I used a free image (Tweethouse).  Anyone who submitted by the due date would receive a free Digi set. (Cupid Turtle)

Digital stamp: Tweethouse by doodlepantryblog 
Colored with Copics
Patterned paper: Lemon Drops Mat Deckby Marcella K
Sentiment: Computer generated
I popped the image area up off the background and then popped the sentiment up again.

This was the first time I played along.  It was a lot of fun.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

I've got the Blues

This week's challenge at Squigglefly is "I've got the Winter Blues".  The challenge is to use (shades of blues or a winter theme or both).  I chose to use shades of blue.

The card sketch is from Split Coast Stampers Card Sketch #361.
Digi Image: Squigglefly Stamps
Colored with Copic markers
Snail Shell- C1,C3,C5
Snail Body- B00, B02
Turtle Shell- B91, B95, B97
Turtle Body- B41, B45
Sentiment: Computer generated

This was the first week I participated in the Challenge.  It was a lot of fun.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hambo Hoedown 98

I played along again this week in the Hambo Hoedown.  Because I played last week I received the refrigerator digi for free. This week's challenge was "Leftovers".
I used some argyle patterned paper I had left after making a card for my nephew's adoption back in September of 2010.  The heart button is also from the buttons I got for the adoption card. 

Digital stamp: "Refrigerator" by Hambo Stamps
DP: DCWV the Stack 5
Sentiment: Computer generated
Accessories: Heart button, Embroidery Thread, White gel pen stitching
I popped up the Fridge, the fridge doors, handles, artwork and sentiment.
Image was colored with Copics

Here is the original card.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hambo Hoedown 97

This weeks challenge at the Hambo Hoedown
was to use "FELT" on the project.  I also got the "Penguin Snowball" digi free since I played along last week.

(note that all the snowballs have hearts on them.)

I got ambitious this week and created 2 cards.  On both cards I cut the felt into strips and Xyroned them to a piece of card stock.
The sentiments were computer generated.
I colored the images with Copic markers.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

First Post

This is the first post on my new blog.  Just trying things out. It's what ever I am interested in at the moment.  It could be crafts, car shows, food, whatever.  Enjoy.