Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stars & Stripes Challenge at Guylou's Inimitability


I have been waiting for this long weekend a long time. It has been so busy at work and at home; I am exhausted. I love the long weekend in July as it is the birthday celebration of Canada on July 1st. Canada Day is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three British colonies into a single country, called Canada, within the British Empire. Originally called Dominion Day, the name was changed in 1982, the year that Canada gained full independence from the United Kingdom.

Just like our American neighbours, we,Canadians, celebrate our independence with many activities such as parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, air and maritime shows, fireworks, and free musical concerts, as well as citizenship ceremonies for new citizens.

This year, I decided not to attend the planned events, but enjoy my pool and some R&R. I have some renovation plans to do too, but I will not over do it. :)

This week, Sara challenged us to make a project using Stars and Stripes. Since I am not American and do not celebrate the 4th of July, I decided to make a card for my friend Aga to wish her farewell and success at her new job.



I used Manager Brenda to make the card. She reminded me a lot of Aga.

The challenge at Guylou's Inimitability starts today and ends on July 14th at 10:00pm. You could win a $5 gift certificate from Guylou's Inimitability store and an opportunity to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge. Don't forget to visit my fellow DT members' blogs and see what they have done and also our Guest Designer, Melissa! You can find all the links on the Guylou's Inimitability Challenge blog.

I am looking forward to see what you will come up with.

Monday, June 27, 2011

June Jolz at The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - Week 4


Please use this image as inspiration.
This week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge, we will be using RedWhite and Yellow. This week June Jolt is " Add fabric ( felt, fabric flowers, burlap, etc.)".

I made the above card for my friend Aga's birthday. I used the Cloaked Lady by our sponsor Delicious Doodles. This digistamp is wonderful to color. I added some red cotton as a background.



I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. I am looking forward to see what you will do with this colour combination. Don't forget that by entering the challenge, you get a chance to win four images of the winner's choice from this month sponsor Delicious Doodles.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June Jolz at The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - Week 3


Please use this image as inspiration.

This week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge, we will be using Red, Green and Blue. This week June Jolt is "Geometric shapes (e.g. squares, circles, triangles)".

I made the above card for my card statch. My children always need birthday cards at the last minute not giving me enough time to make one. So I always keep a dozen in a box where they can go help themselves whenever needed. Fort his card, I used a digistamp by MelonHeadz Illustrating; she has such amazing digistamps and tons of freebies.Check her out when you have a chance!



I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. I am looking forward to see what you will do with this colour combination. Don't forget that by entering the challenge, you get a chance to win four images of the winner's choice from this month sponsor Delicious Doodles.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sweet Summertime Challenge at Guylou's Inimitability


I love Summer, the sun, the heat, the pool, the flowers and the garden parties. When Gina challenged us to make a project having the word "Sweet" visible and having a summer feel, I could not resist to make this card. I used Leah at the Cocktail Party and made my own sentiment, making sure that the word "Sweet" is visible. I made this card for my friend's upcoming 40th birthday. She is having a Summer Cocktail party and it will be totally fabulous. I wanted the card to be fresh and glam reflecting the mood of the event. I am looking forward to go and have a great old time!


The challenge at Guylou's Inimitability starts today and ends on June 30th at 10:00pm. You could win a $5 gift certificate from Guylou's Inimitability store and an opportunity to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge. Put on some upbeat summer music on and get to your crafting table to create a wonderful summer project. Don't forget to put the word "Sweet" somewhere visible on your project.

Oh and... Don't forget to visit my fellow DT members' blogs and see what they have done and also our Guest Designer, Charlene! You can find all the links on the Guylou's Inimitability Challenge blog.  The projects are all gorgeous!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June Jolz at The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - Week 2

Pelase use this image for inspiration
This week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge, we will be using Joltin' Java Dark Coffee, Heavy Cream and Shot of Silver. This week June Jolt  is "Use a Stamp".

The above card is for my Dad's birthday. I chose Westie With Gift by our sponsor Delicious Doodles for my stamp. I colored him brown because I wanted to communicate that my little dog Sundae, which is brown, is giving the gift. I added silver to the gift and the sentiment. I printed the sentiment on heavy cream card stock, but it did not show well on the picture.



Delicioius Doodles' sponsorship is four images of the winner's choice.


I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. I am looking forward to see what you will do with this colour combination.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

One in a melon


I just could not wait to play with my new digistamp called "Chuck eating Watermelon". I love Chuck; he is fun to color and great for so many cards. I used him here for a birthday card for a co-worker who gets me Tim Horton's coffee every afternoon when I am in the office. I really appreciate this guy; he has a big heart.

I created two new sentiments for my card, playing on the words "melon" and "seed".  Tracy created several awesome sentiments which are also perfect for this image. They are all available at www.guylousinimitability.com.


The card is inspired by this week sketch from Mojo Monday (MOJO194).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Party at The Outlawz - Tuesday Color Challenge

Yippee! It is here!!
The Party is started at The Outlawz!!!

There are 5 site-wide prizes which you will be eligible to win after completing one of the seven challenges. To be eligible for the site-wide prizes you must enter at least one of your creations into the SUMMER PARTY INLINKZ located in the drop down menu under INLINKZ in the top tool bar. Each time you complete a challenge, you can enter it into the Summer Party Inlinkz. Entering all seven challenges will give you seven chances to win a site-wide prize. (ONLY one entry per challenge.)

The Categories for the site-wide prizes are:
 
Most challenges entered: 
 SCACD $25.00 Gift Certificate. (Randomly chosen for those who are eligible.

Most Creative:
 Gilli Rubber Stamps Goodie Bag (Voted on by The Outlawz Design Team)

Funniest:
 Art Impressions $20.00 Gift Certificate (Voted on by The Outlawz Design Team)

Two Random Winners:
 $25.00 Crafting Supplies

Through The Craft Door: 1 year PDF subscription

Winners will be announced on June 19 at 12 PM EST.
All prizes must be claimed by June 30, 2011.

But that's not all... Each challenge has its own prize and Inlinkz. A winner will be chosen randomly. Guylou's Inimitability is sponsoring two prizes for the Tuesday Color Challenge during the Summer Party. First prize is a $10 gift certificate from GI online store and the second prize is the Leah in her Garden Series.



This week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge, we are challenging you to make a project with a picnic theme... using red & white checks and the June Jolt is "Use Punches".

Use this image for inspiration
We also have a wonderful sponsor for the month of June: Delicious Doodles. Their sponsorship is four images of the winner's choice.


I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. I am looking forward to see what you will do with this colour combination.

Card Details:
Digistamp: Cuppa by Delicious Doodles

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Not Three, Not Two, but one... one color! It's monochromic time!


If you are wondering what my blog title means... well let me tell you about the new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability. It's a monochromic challenge. This means that you are challenge to make a project that appears to have only one color. One color only is boring, but many tones within that color can make your project a very interesting one.

The challenge starts today and ends on June 16th at 10:00pm. No time to waste, put your thinking cap on and create a monochromic challenge. You could win two Guylou's Inimitability digistamps and an opportunity to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge.

The winner will also win a one year PDF subscription from Through The Craftroom Door magazine. A value of $17. Isn't this fantastic!!!


I made the above card for my brother Richard's birthday. I chose Frederic for my card as he reminds me a bit of a younger version of my brother. I kept the card simple and tried to make it as manly as possible (something that is not always easy for me). Although it was very hard to use only one color tone, I am very pleased with the results.


You have to go see what my fellow DT members and our Guest Designer, Shelly has prepared for this challenge. You can see their projects at Guylou's Inimitability and click on the images to visit their blogs and get more details about their work. Please, don't forget to leave them so "luv"!! We all love to be "luuuuved". :D

I really hope you will give a try to this challenge and show us your stuff! Don't be shy! We love to see what you can come up with! Remember, you will have until June 16th, 10:00pm to enter your project in the challenge.