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Thursday, April 4, 2024

April 4th Creative Inspiration Challenges with Kate Hadfield Designs!

Our spectacular sponsor this month is Kate Hadfield Designs!  If you haven't signed up for her VIP Doodle Den you are missing out on so much fun and a ton of Freebies!  You also get her email each month that inspires me every time I read them!

I am usually only a digital scrapbooker but this month's selection "Signs of Spring Bundle" that we were allowed to play with made me want to color, cut out and glue!  No better therapy in the world for me!  I also used some of Kate's freebies on my page:  Bits and Pieces 3 and Spring Papers both can be found in the Doodle Den!  I had this photo of Noah taking a picture at a state park where we took a great hike with Noel.  She wasn't in this photo with this amazing tree but I added her in the corner holding a flower I added!  I layered all the images from the bundle that I was using on a separate layer than my photo and printed both out.  I colored up all the elements and layered them on the photo which I printed on glossy photo paper.  I feel like we had stepped into a Roger Rabbit world while working on this!  A real Toon Town spring photo of my kids!  I printed the Bits and Pieces elements out on cardstock and then cut out the bits I needed for my scrapbook page!  I had so much fun working on this and plan on doing many more in the future!  I hope you will visit Kate Hadfield Designs and see for yourself all the fun to be had!   We hope to see you at Creative Inspiration Challenges Blog in April!


Sunday, March 31, 2024

April 1st The Outlawz Progressive/Freebie Challenge

A big thanks to our Outlawz member Sandra for the gorgeous tulip image for this month! Spring has popped out everywhere here in the South!  The greens are absolutely neon at this point!  Here is my digital make with our freebie image!

I used the Procreate app to make my digital card.  I loved playing with the bokeh effect and being able to create the brilliant light behind the tulip.  The sentiment comes from my heart to your!   I hope you all have a blessed Easter today!   We look forward to seeing your awesome creations with the pretty image!  Drop off your entries at The Outlawz Progressive/Freebie Challenge!

March 31st The Outlawz Sunday Song and Rhyme Challenge

 Our inspiration poem this time is:

I wanted to celebrate God’s gift and the resurrection of Jesus with my card!  This little image by Dearie Dolls that I stumbled across a few weeks ago made me smile!  Such celebration going on in this little scene!  Thanks so much for the image, Dearie Dolls!  I colored it up with Copics using every bright and happy color I had!  

Please remember to tell us what inspired you when you link your entry!  We love to know how we each are inspired at The Outlawz Sunday Song And Rhyme Challenge!

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Creative Inspiration Challenges for March with Pattie’s Creations 🌷

 Goodness golly gee Spring is almost here in the South!  We are still yet to have our “Easter Snap” which will surely bring some much colder weather but we will be heating up fast after that!  This month at Creative Inspiration Challenges we have the pleasure of working with Pattie’s Creations!  A big thank you to Pattie’s Creations for sponsoring us!

This delightful image is Daffodils Circle Scrolls!  I made a rocker card base and used the Honeycomb Delight Mini Stencil by Stamplorations with Distress Inks.  I colored the image in Procreate and printed out with the sky blue background.  Next I used colored pencils and gel pens to make the colors pop.  I also went around the scrolls with the gold gel pen making faux stitching lines to bring them further to the front of my card.  The Bible verse is from Fred She Said Designs “Uplifting Sentiments” and inked with a variety of Distress Ink blues then popped up on foam squares.  I also used foam squares to adhere the yellow background circle (inked with Distress Ink) after gluing the daffodil image down.  We hope you will join us at Creative Inspiration Challenges for March and show us your crafty goodies!

Monday, March 4, 2024

Monday Greetings with Mirtillamente!

One of the most awesome things to come from my working with sponsors for the Outlawz Monday Greetings is getting to know wonderful designers like Eve at Mirtillamente Craft Shop!  She is such a delight to work with and such a fabulous supporter of our challenge every year!  We are thrilled to have to be showcasing her gorgeous designs three times this year as she sponsors us!  So a big thank you and lots of hugs to her from the whole team at Monday Greetings! 💕  ❤️ 💖

We all worked on the ultra fantastic image Halfmoon Infinity (some worked with the b/w image and some with the pre colored version….one of those being me 😁) and some equally fantastic sentiments from the Wordz: About Love No. 1!  

I am so into wall art right now as I start once again to make my craft room into my dream craft room!   So my mind immediately goes in the direction of  “wouldn’t that make a great decoration for the craft room!”    This image with it’s beautiful colors and the sentiment I choose fell right in line with a wall hanging that would light up my area!   It involved printing at almost a full page and the sentiment also quite large.  Then layering on some bright colors before attaching the sentie to the moon with some ribbon and adding the ribbon for hanging!  This sentiment is one I have used with my children since they were tiny babies right up till now as adults!  It makes me happy every time I see it!  I hope to see you at The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge for March with the lovely things you make to fit our required greeting which is……ANYTHING GOES!  You can add the optional twist of add something green if you want to be entered into our challenge twice!  

Sunday, March 3, 2024

The Outlawz Sunday Song and Rhyme Challenge!

The poem to grab our inspiration from for March is To March by Emily Dickinson!  I chose March and purple to inspire my planner page.

This gorgeous calendar is a freebie at Kate Hadfield Designs!  I colored mine up in Procreate using three different shades of purple that complements the bright yellow daffodils!  This will go in my design team journal notebook as a bright and much needed extra reminder of when things are due!  Remember to tell us what inspired you from the poem when you enter at The Outlawz Sunday Song and Rhyme Challenge for March!


Saturday, March 2, 2024

The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone for March!

We have a fun Bingo card to use as our optional theme but you can always go Anything Goes just no cards 😉.  I went with the middle row across:  Blue, Music, FREE, Metal, Paint!

This was a freebie at Dreaming Tree SVG!  An adorable, vintage record treat box named Tuneful Treat Box!   Here is a side view!

I used the metal clip to close it up, used a paint pen to write the “label” of my record, blue on the flower and the ribbon.  With that I had ticked off all of the items on my bingo sheet!   Now it’s your turn to either play the bingo card or go Anything Goes at The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone!