Saturday, August 27, 2011

New Challenge Cards for Outlawz

These card challenges are good for me. If nothing else, it makes me go out to the studio and do something. So far, I think the challenges have been easy. And ususally, as long as I'm out there, I make two or three more things as well. I'm in the mood to do a mini-album or decorated a set of boxes or something. Halloween is just around the corner, so maybe I'll turn my attention to that collection of materials. Having them all together makes that easy to do. Anyway, here are some cards that I've done for the Outlawz challenges lately. (By the way, I was chosen as one of the July winners! I am supposed to receive a paper pack, but haven't yet. Before you congratulate me on my win, I should probably mention it was a random drawing. (snicker)

The top two cards were "lifted" from back issues of Paper Crafts magazine. The wings on the owl were made using layers of scalloped strips with the edges curled up slightly for dimention. The bottom right was a transparency and color challenge. There is a sympathy message on the transparency. The goofy penguin was a challenge requiring the use of a bird. {He looked cuter in my mind!}

This last card features one of the cards from the memory game I featured a few posts ago. I made the card for my friend who was going on a cruise. It just happened to fit the "banner challenge" on Outlawz, too!

Well, now that July (and August) is almost officially over, I'll give this blog a more appropriate background. Hope you like it - and thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Blog Candy!!!
This link takes you to the actual picture on her blog.
This link takes you to her blog.

Would you like some of this fabulous sweetness?? Just visit my friend from Outlawz to enter her drawing for BLOG CANDY! Hurry! This offer ends Aug. 22!! (For some reason, I can't resize this image. Sorry!! Visit her page for the actual package!)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August Challenge

Pretty simple this month. I'm starting you out slow and easy. This time the challenge is to use a pull tab. There are more out there than just on pop and beer cans. Dole has a big blue one on cans of pineapple. Some of the energy drinks have colored ones, too. Very cool.

Have fun! Can't wait to see/hear what you do. If you want to send me a picture, my email address is

Monday, August 8, 2011

Outlawz - My New Internet Family

Outlawz is a little card making community I ran across on the internet. They feature several new challenges each week. I joined their group last month and have been submitting cards to some of the challenges. Here are a few of the ones I have done so far:

These gals are amazing!! They are primarily stampers, which is going to force me to get out the stamps and make use of them again. But these gals are "coloring" experts!! I'm telling you, the images they create are amazing! You've got to check them out!! Better yet, JOIN in the fun!!

What's With 1966??

I have great friends. They think of me when they see things that are vintage (a.k.a. OLD) and bring them to me. I'm also, occasionally lucky, at finding such treasures on my own. Here are the latest three beauties in my collections. Not only are the contacts in tact and in perfect condition, but they have boxes that show very little wear. They have all made a home in The Paper Studio and I will use their contents cautiously. Some of you will read this and think, "She's crazy." Some of you will read this and think, "Dang! I'd love to have that!" And some of you will just roll your eyes and move on. I'm okay with that. Really. The Math Flash Cards and the Memory game are both from 1966!!! How weird/wacky/wonderful is that?!

Sometimes it takes very little to make me happy!! :-)