Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys!

Digital Image "Lonesome Cowpoke" by Stamp-n-Doodle

I had fun with this challenge.  Well, I was a little late with my DT Card, so you won't see it at the challenge site.  But the fun part was using this new technique that I learned at Gina K's Stamp TV.  Wax Paper Embossing!!  That's what I said, too?  Huh, What?  Wax paper?  Okay!  But I tried it and it is really neat.  And if that was not enough, I remembered that I had purchase some "Western" Earrings years ago (The line dance craze at the time was "Achy Breaky Heart."  I was trying to prove to my co-workers that there was nothing wierd about a black person loving country music...I still do.  So, anyway, we were all headed off to Dallas for a Corporate retreat and except for the hair and couldn't tell me from Dolly Parton (LOL)  I digress.  But the earrings had these cute little charms, so I dug them out and attached a pair of the boots to my card.  Not only was this project fun, but it brought back so really cool memories.

I wanted one layer of embossing to look like leather.  I think I should have used darker distress inks, but I am really pleased with the design.  It is really easy.  Just crumple up some wax paper (I used Cut-rite), open it up and place it between two pieces of cardstock (cut to the size that you need for your panel) and then iron it.  When you remove the wax paper, you won't be able to see the design...but it is there.  Then you take your Distress Ink and use the direct method to apply it to the cardstock.  Apply both colors and the wipe away the excess with a paper towel.

Gina K describes it better.  Check out her tutorial.  I hope to see your card in the Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!  Be well, Chana!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Colleen!! - The Outlawz!

Digital Image by Stamp-N-Doodle

Don't you just love it when worlds Collide?  Over at The Outlawz, I am the hostess for this week's Greetings Challenge which just happens to celebrate the birthday of our  network founder..Colleen!  Well, as fate would have it, one of my ofther teams, STAMP-N-DOODLE, is sponsoring our "March Madness" month.   Sometimes real life is so much better than anything you could make up!

The Challenge at The Outlawz is called "JUST IN CASE!"  We chose two of Colleen's designs and the challenge is to come up with a card that is THE SAME but DIFFERENT!!!!!

Here are the CASE designs.  Hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

100th Follower - YAY!!!!! and Other winners!


Please e-mail me at to claim your prize. 

Lawren, you are the winner of the digi from my post "Love Is In the Air!"

Jo, You are the winner of the Robert Jackson Digi "Hard Day's Work"

Sheila  and Andy, each of you has won the digi from my post "All About Shoes."

Linda Palmer, Kim Dellow, and Guylou : each of you has won the two digis featured in my post " G-d Promise."

ALL WINNERS CONTACT ME AT to claim your prizes!!!

Thatnks for the awesome support.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Image by Digital Delights

Isn't this little guy just the cutest?  .Our wonderful sponsor for this CCCB’s second challenge is Digital Delights by Louby Loo.   And the prize is a $10 Gift Voucher from Digital Delights

  It has been great working with their digis and our team has come up with some pretty awesome designs.  Why don't you go on over to the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog and enter your design in our challenge.   This is week 3 of the Ribbon and Lace challenge.  And you might want to check out some of the wonderful images at Digital Delights

Here is my card from week 1 of Ribbon and Lace.   I will look for your entry in our challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Chana


Digital Image by Lynn Crosskill

Hello, Cardies!  This week at Stamp-N-Doodle, we are challenging you to create a card using ovals or circles.  For the adventurous among us, you can use both circles and ovals.  I decided to stick with circles only.  I also liked the idea of using squares and circles to frame this wonderful image Lynn gave the team to work with this week.  I am the first to say, I am not a queen of Copics.  I am not even a serf, so I was a little intimidated by this image.  Finally, I just said to myself, "self, I know you can do this.  Just image what you think a wolf would look like if you encountered one in the wild"; (of course, I'd be running so fast in the opposite direction that I still wouldn't know what the thing looked like.)  But this is my idea.  I would love to see what you do with Ovals and Circles...I just know this will be an exciting and creative group of challenge submissions.  Thanks for Loooking!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Digital Image "Lotus Goes Shopping" by Guylou
Leave a comment here and ou could win this darling digi. There will be multiple winners. You must be a follower to win. 
Hi, Cardies!   Well, I have another shopping card for you!  This one is an image from Guylou's Inimitability.  Our Challenge Theme this week is : Create a Monochromatic Card.  I decided to use "Lotus" as my model.  I think she looks pretty chic all decked out in her blue and grey.  The papers are all from my stash.  I was going to paper piece her skirt with the polka dot dp, but I liked it better as a panel, although I think the polka dot skirt would be pretty cool!  The pearls on her blouse, handbag and handle of her shopping bag were made using Ranger's Liquid Pearls "Baby Blue".

Thanks for Peeping! Chana
Challenge Deadline:You have until 10:00pm on March 29th to link your project to the InLinkz at Guylou's Inimitability.  Please make sure your project matches the requirements before you link it.

How to participate:
You can enter only ONE project per challenge, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your project will count for two entries. If you don't have one of her digistamps and your budget is tight; please check her online store where several freebies are available.

A winner will be selected randomly and will win:
1. A $10.00 gift certificate from Guylou's online store
2. and the winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Hard Day's Work!!! -Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Digital Image "A Hard Day's Work" by Robert Jackson

I just love this Robert Jackson Image.  Let's face it, ladies, we've all had days like this.  You go out and exhaust yourself SHOPPING and it all for YOU!!!

I wanted her dress to be very bright and cheery!  I love spring shopping because everything is light and airy...and fresh.

Leave a comment here, and this darling Robert Jackson Digi can be yours!!

Thanks for stopping by!   Chana

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Creative Freebies Challenge - Outlawz

Birdhouse Digital Image by Anne Fenton
Butterfly Digital Image by Sandi Huggett

I really wanted to make two cards for the Creative Freebies Challenge at The Outlawz, but time constraints made that impossible, so I decided to combine both images on one card.  I was really pleased with the result!  I printed Sandi's wonderful butterfly onto Vellum and then colored on the reverse side.  The designer paper is from Memory Box (I am a BIG fan of this company.) 

If you love working with Digis, want to meet some of the nicest Peeps on the planet, and are interested in getting free fantastic Digis twice a month, then you should head over to the Outlawz and join the Creative Freebies Challenge Group.

Thanks for PEEPING!



SAVE THE DATE: MAY 18, 19, 20
The Outlawz Rodeo!
Photo-Scraps, Eldersburg Maryland
Round up your online friends and come join us for a fun weekend meeting some of the Outlawz design team and your online friends!
Rooms are reserved at Marriott BWI.
Rate of the room is $119.00, under the name "Outlawz."
Rooms are available to book: 410-859-8300
Rooms are limited, and discount rate ends April 20.
Free parking for those who will be driving.
There is a light rail from the airport to the harbor for $1.60 each way.
In addition, classes will be available.
Suzanne Dean, Beginning and Intermediate and Advanced Copic classes (2 different classes): Sunday, May 20, 8:15 AM - 4 PM. More details will be posted on her website, Color Creative Classroom.
Marti Wills, 3 hour coloring with pencils: Saturday, May 19, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
More details are in the Baltimore Tab on top and here.
Marti Wills, 2 part mixed media class: Saturday, May 19, 8 AM - 10 AM
& 2 PM - 4 PM - More details are in the Baltimore Tab and here.

We can't wait to meet you!
This weekend is NOT a crop.
It is solely to meet one another with a couple classes thrown in!

Up And Coming Blogs - Liebster Award


Lieber Blog Award

I want to send a HUGES SHOUT OUT to Heather over at Handmade by Heather for selecting me to receive the Liebster Award. It is such an honor! I have recieved this award four times and I am inspired by the generousity of my fellow crafters. I will make 200!
"The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."

Without further adieu, here's what you do as a presenter of this award!

1.Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2.Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3.Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4.Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve.
5.Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

So, now it's my turn to pay it forward, my picks for fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers, in no particular order, are as follows:

FranCine at Confiseries Papier
Michelle at Woodburn Crafts
Audrey at Paper Arts Girl
Janice at Twin 2u2 Designs

Now, if each of the 5 ladies I chose would please choose 5 of their own!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crafters's Cafe Challenge Blog - Ribbon and Lace

Digital Image -Digital Delights by Louby Lou

A big shout out and thank you to our sponsor for this challenge, Digital Delights.
Such a precious little angel!    My greatest challenge here was trying to decide how to seat her on the card!  I wasn;'t so satisfied with with how any of my lace worked, but the laced doilie was spot on!  Don't you just love the dp?  It was in a Colorbok Paper, Stickers and Punch-outs pad that I found at Big Lots for three dollars  I would love to see your creation in The Crafter's Cage Blog Challenge.
Anything you creat is fine as long as you use Ribbon and/or Lace!
Thanks for taking a PEEP!


Hello everyone!  This week we are having a BLOG HOP to introduce our new STAMP-N-DOODLE DT members as well as for you to get to see our updated STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP.  We hope you will come hop along with us and we also hope you will play along in our NEW CHALLENGE!!

For the hop, you will follow the path to each DT member's blog, make sure you leave a comment on each and every blog in order to qualify for the prizes - each DT member will award a prize and there will be a GRAND PRIZE winner drawn from the challenge blog in addition to the challenge winner.

Our theme for the CHALLENGE is KIDS - can be images of kids, something for a kid, sentiment about kids - as long as it's something about kids, you can enter our challenge.  You have until Monday, March 12 at 11:59pm EST to complete the hop and to get your challenge entries in to STAMP-N-DOODLE blog.  We'd love to see you use an image from our STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP, but it is not required to play along.

So, I bet you're ready to start hopping?!?  Your first stop is STAMP-N-DOODLE blog, if at any time you get lost along the way, please return here to find your way back on track.

Your stops will then be as follows:


Your final stop will be STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP - you do not need to leave a comment at the shop. Have fun and hope you will also come play in the challenge!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Just A Little Irish Jig!!

Digital Image by Stamp-N-Doodle

This Bonnie Lass is the Stamp of The Month oer at Stamp-N-Doodle! 
Her dress presents numberous design choices.  Check out the styles that the Designer at Stamp-N-Doodle designed for her!

Leave a comment here and you could win this digi!

Thanks for stopping by!  Chana

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Title: Things with Wings Challenge
As always, leaving a comment on this post makes you eligible to win this Digi.  Just Like Theresa and FranCine
Welcome to another challenge at Guylou's. This time our challenge is about things with wings.
What’s new at Guylou’s
We are sad to see Sara leave our DT. She had to step down due to health reasons. We will miss her tremendously and we pray for a quick recovery.
We have now a new member on the team. Please welcome Roxann. Roxann is super talented and such a wonderful person. She has been a faithful participant in our challenge and was also invited to be one of our Guest Designers a few months back. We are so happy to have her with us. Welcome Roxann!
Challenge Deadline:
Please make sure your project matches the requirements before you link it. You will have until March 15th, 10:00 pm (EST or click here to find out the corresponding time where you are) to enter your cards or projects here. One entry per participant, please. Be sure to add the link to your entry and not your whole blog as this makes it much easier on the team to find your creations. Thanks for participating!
How to participate:
You can enter only ONE project per challenge, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your project will count for two entries. If you don't have one of her digistamps and your budget is tight; please check her online store where several freebies are available.
A winner will be selected randomly and will win:
1. A $10.00 gift certificate from Guylou's online store
2. and the winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.
24h Freebie:
Guylou is offering Fairy Bear for free for 24 hours starting March 2nd. Please visit, add Fairy Bear to your cart and apply the code 201203-FAIRY-BEAR at check out to get her free.
Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Carla
Carla was the winner of our recent "Winter Wonderland" challenge and was invited to join us this week.