Saturday, October 25, 2014

Going to the Pumpkin Patch!

Oh how we love pumpkin season. You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right? Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin.... We anxiously anticipate it every year. ~Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer, October 2010

Well Hello there!
So today is the start of another Clean & Simple Challenge at The Outlawz. Our theme for the challenge is creating a card or project showcasing a pumpkin.

While making my card, I started thinking about one of the annual holiday shows from my childhood, "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!". To this day, I love watching it and own it on DVD as I am still a child at heart and love these old shows!

I remember watching and feeling so bad for Linus as he tried passionately to convince the others that the Great Pumpkin was real and would arrive to bring goodies and goodwill to each and every child.

Even as a kid, I remember admiring his faith in the unseen. His dedicated letter writing and firm belief in the return of someone who would make his waiting worthwhile....

Sound familiar?

Now that I am an adult (well on paper anyway!) his unshakable belief takes on a different meaning to me because as a Christian, I think we are all a bit like Linus ... trying to convince people that Jesus is real only to be laughed at, ridiculed, persecuted & even killed. But we hold fast to our faith and our belief that He will return with his bag o goodies (promise of everlasting life in His presence). So Yes! The waiting is worthwhile!

So next time I watch the program ... which will be here shortly, I'll grab my blanket and hot cocoa and I will spend the evening with Linus in the Pumpkin Patch waiting for the Miracle that I too know will come!

Here is my card for the challenge!

Card stock (Bazzill & Stampin Up!), Pumpkin die (Sizzix), Sentiment (Studio G), stamped and fussy cut, Black India Ink (Memories), Embossing folder "Forest Branches" (Cuttlebug), Googlie eyes (Stash)

Thanks for stopping by

I have enter this card into the following challenges

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes (Guess What?)

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. ~Jean Houston

Good morning!
I certainly hope that everyone is enjoying their day, or evening depending on what part of this wide world you inhabit!

I have to laugh at myself - while creating this post I kept thinking to myself that I need to make my narratives so much ... more .... 
more interesting
more captivating
more of whatever it is that gets people excited to see that I've posted something

Some people just have a knack for writing in such a way that reading their work is something you look forward too and want more of. Mine, I think comes in waves (little tiny ones) and depends on my mood or what I'm up to at the time. 

I like to think of myself as a creative personality but seriously - there are people out there that see something extraordinary in everything they look at and while I've lost track of how many times I've blurted out "Why didn't I think of that?!" I refuse to second place myself with these type of people. After all someone has to do all the dirty work for the rest of us to duplicate. Right?

I will admit that I do, on occasion, envy that strange and unusual talent, but I can't help but think that has to be exhausting - day in and day out! Frankly, sometimes I don't mind walking around clueless and seeing only dresses when I am looking for a dress! 

Everyone has their place in this time and I believe mine is to be just be Me. So I'll guess I'll continue to waddle along doing my "Thang" and hopefully, I'll make someone laugh out loud today - even if it's just watching me wander along with a vague expression in the clothing department!

This is my card for the weekly

This week out sponsor is Oozak

Another DT friend made some flowers with some gorgeous centers. When I asked if she had purchased them, she told me she made them herself with beads and her trusty glue gun. So this was my first attempt when I put together some flower for a sway and I have to say I am pretty thrilled with how it turned out.

The background I created just playing around with a new stencil I'd received from a secret santa event I participated in. Fun - fun - fun

The card is 5 x 7

SUPPLIES: Sentiment (Studio G), Card stock (Stampin Up! & American Craft), Ink (Stampin Up! & Memories), "Bubbles" Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous), The flower was made using a silk flower from the $1 store, beads and hot glue.

Looking forward seeing you there!
Through The Craft Room Door
Paper Craft Magazine, September 2014 Issue Is now available for your viewing in the Subscribers Only Area" at Through The Craft Room Door website: It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create.
Come see Colleen Schaans craft room - trust me it will knock you off your feet - it totally rocks.
Art by Miran is this issues Feature Digi artist and has given the subscribers the sweetest images for you to download.
Come on over and join us!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Hope so, because we are having a huge party at the Outlawz!!
Yes, you read it right!!

A party!

At the Outlawz!!

We are just about to 3000 members! ..... Woohoo!! ..... And we hope that by the end of our celebration we will have our 3000 members and be on our way to 4000!!

The Outlawz ladies have been working hard and have a boatload of sponsors, lots of prizes, and games for you, too! I believe there is also an extra challenge or two!!

If you are here at this blog, then you have the opportunity to participate in our SCAVENGER HUNT!

There are 14 of us participating in this challenge. Our names and blogs are listed below and each of us has placed a clip art image one our blogs... you need to visit each one, locate and write down their clip art.

Make sure you save this information as you will need it later when you go to the PARTY!! tab on The Outlawz website.

Let’s get started!

And here are the items you are looking for.
They should be easy to find. Look on the blog sidebars near the top!

Color Star
Dancing Couple
Party Animal
Party Balloons
Party bunting/banner
Party Confetti
Party Girl
Party Gnome
Party Hat
Party Mask
Party Penguin
Penguin Painter

Complete instructions for entering the Scavenger Hunt is on the Main Page - just click on the "Party!" Tab and if you get lost along the way, go back to the Outlawz Party tab and resume!

Have fun!!!! And don't forget to see what other activities are going on during our Party Week!!