Sunday, January 25, 2015

CAS Anything Goes!

They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.

Author Unknown

Good morning my crafty peeps!
Not only am I tardy getting this posted but I have been pretty much AWOL from my blog for a bit. But very little crafting has been taking place for me these past weeks! It hasn't been intentional. January is always a hectic month for our household as we try to reestablish routines disrupted by the holiday schedule. 

I finally sat down last night and wrote myself a daily routine list - It was something I really needed to do as I seem to be running around each day trying to fit everything in, only to hit that point of the day when I have to stop. Then I look around and wonder what the heck I did with all my time because my to do list does not appear to be any shorter than when I started!

The perpetual spinning of wheel in the mud bog. Lots of energy being expended but no forward momentum.

Add to this - my mojo decided  to head south for vacation too so I have been trying to track it down and drag it back home where it belongs! LOL

I am actually not scheduled for this week at the Outlawz, but this is the last post for my dear CAS Sistah Charlene as she is headed off on a new adventure, both personally and artistically and I wish her much luck in this new endeavor.

Click HERE to visit her blog Crystaldolphin's Blog. You won't be disappointed!

We also have had a few other changes, one of which is the addition of a monthly prize specially for our CAS Challenge. 

Our Sponsor
Anonymous Donor
Is offering a $10 gift card to a store of choice for the winner this month!
Thank you so much Anonymous Donor for sponsoring our first ever CAS prize!

So this week the challenge at The Outlawz is Anything Goes which is perfect becuase I needed a fast birthday card for a co worker birthday.
This is simple CAS with no layers, direct to cs stamping with the imaged colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

Card stock from The Paper Studio
Black India Ink from Memories
Watercolor pencils from Staedtler
Blender pen from Stamping Up!
Image "Leaves & Branches" from Martha Stewart
Sentiment from Hampton Art
Dots from Stamps by Judith

Thanks for stopping by by blog and don't forget to stop by The Outlawz to play along with us this week!
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Monday, January 12, 2015

It's just a Number

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike.
And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless.
We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.

-- John Steinbeck --

Good morning
I am horribly late with this post as, to be honest, I was just being too lazy to set it up! I image we all have those days! LOL.

Anyway, the new CAS challenge at The Outlawz is using numbers on your card or project. Actually the number is supposed to be the focal point but I didn't really catch that until just now and my fellow teamies were sweet enough not to point that out!

So as Cheri says, thinks 25th Anniversary, 16th Birthdays, etc. Whatever you choose, just keep it CAS!

My card was made with a dear friend in mind who celebrates a birthday this year.
She is like a 2nd mom to me and I want her to know that no matter her age, it is who she is that has importance in my life!

Card stock from The paper Studio
DP from The Angel Company
EF "Number Collage" from Cuttlebug
Flower die from Sizzix
Sentiment and Die "Varsity Champs" from Sizzix
India Ink from Memoris

Thanks for stopping by!

With the countdown of the New Year behind us, we are all focusing on a making it the best one yet.  This week's challenge will focus on numbers...25th anniversaries, 16th birthdays, 8th grade graduations, "Top 3" name a few.  Whatever the  CAS card or project theme, it must have a number represented and must be true to the CAS style.  3, 2, 1...start your creative engines!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

TTCRD January-February Magazine Released!

Scrapbooking isn't about scraps of paper and photos.  Scrapbooking is about scraps of life - yours and those special to you. 
Rebecca Sower

Good morning!
The January/February edition of  Through The Craft Room Door Magazine is released!!!!

A new addition to the magazine is a contest for subscribers to submit cards or projects for a chance to win a nice prize and have their winning card published in the next magazine!

The contest for this magazine is Tic-Tac-Toe.

Here's my card using pearls, design paper and die cuts.

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