Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Outlawz Challenges and their warm welcomes

In just the past week, I've started blogging and participating in card challenges at many different sites.  While I've been welcomed very kindly into all of the challenges, none has been as fantastic as the folks at Outlawz Challenges!  I've received so many visits and lovely comments.  Words can't express how much their encouragement has been truly appreciated.

I wasn't really planning on doing another post today or making a card specifically for a challenge.  However, I saw the color challenge at Outlawz (I love the combination!) and figured if they were going to be so kind to me then I'd do a quick card to spotlight them in a posting.

This is the color combo:


Gorgeous...right?
And they also add a twist to their Tuesday Color Challenges.
This week's twist is to add a tag to your card.

So here's my little card just for the Outlawz.







Thanks again to everyone at Outlawz!
Please be sure to leave a comment with your blog info
in it so I can come by and start following you.
(And a follow for me would be loverly.)

Look for this card at the Outlawz Color Challenge.


Okay, so I have to admit that I have a serious problem...I see a challenge and I HAVE to enter it!  It's a character flaw that has afflicted me my entire life.  Not so much a "gimme" attitude as a "get outta my way and let me do that" attitude.

Anyway, I saw that Outlawz Thursday Twist challenge is Make your own Embellishment.  Well.  Give me my Cricut, the Art Nouveau cartridge, some flocking (from the dollar bin at Michael's) and a few pieces of paper from my scrap bin and just stand back.  This is card I made and I'm thrilled with those cattails!  I used a stylus along the back after the flocking was added to give it great dimension.  I'll definitely be doing this again.  It will look fantastic on a masculine birthday card.  Don't you think?




This card can be found in the following challengses:
 Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Make your own embellishment
Digistamps4joy -- Make your own embellishment
DigiSketch Challenge -- Anything goes


58 comments:

  1. I do so love this card it made me chuckle! Thank you so much for the lovely write up about the Outlawz. I've been an Outlaw for quite a while now and I still love it the same as the first day!
    I signed up as a follower and if you want more check out the followers discussion on the main page at the Outlawz!
    Hugz
    Laurian
    Color Challenge
    http://lauralcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Laurian, Thanks so much for the lovely words and the follow! I know I'll be seeing you again very soon at Outlawz! Plus I just started following you too.

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  2. Hi, Roberta! Met you at The Outlawz Color challenge and came over to check out your blog and become a follower. You have done an awesome job on your blog! Your card is terrific. So very cute.
    Hugz,
    Roxann, DT
    Color Challenge

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    1. Roxann, I really appreciate all of the visits and sweet words from the Outlawz folks! Thanks so much for the follow, too! I'll be seeing you again soon at more challenges.

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  3. Hi Roberta from a team member of the Greeting Card challenge! Love your card!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Barbara! I truly appreciate your sweet words.

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  4. That Halloween card is so cute - made me smile Roberta. And that sympathy card is very lovely. I always forget what a statement a well placed cat tail can make. This is one classy card!
    See you at the Outlawz!
    ((Hugs)) Cara

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    1. Cara, You're so sweet! And absolutely correct about a cattail. So simple and rustically elegant....can't wait to use this Cricut cut on another design. My mind is on overload.

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  5. Hi Roberta, saw you at The Outlawz and your cards are gorgeous. We are having a challenge this week at Digistamps4Joy..make you own embellishments..maybe you would like to join. hugs, Ursula
    http://ursulauphof.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Ursula! I'll be sure to link up over there too.

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  6. Roberta, both cards are super cute! Saw you on The Outlawz and had to come check you out. They are a great place to hang out. I'm your newest Following and hope that you'll come follow me too. www.maggiescathouse.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the follow! I've done the same for you and look forward to seeing more of your great work.

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  7. What a fun blog! I'm your newest follower! Great projects, my friend :) Hugs...

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  8. It's me again - couldn't find a follow link, so I've subscribed via email!

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    1. Patti, Thanks so much for the follow! If you would prefer to follow via Google, there is a "join this site" button way up at the top of the right column.
      I'm one of your newest followers too.

      Thanks again!

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  9. Hi Roberta!
    I saw your cattails card on the Outlawz Challenges site and left a comment there. But I will say it again. Beautiful beautiful card and your Spooky Life card makes me laugh! I love it! I totally agree with what you said about the Outlawz!! It is the BEST!!! Everyone is so warm and welcoming!! Hope to see more of you in the challenges!!! Your cards are awesome!
    I will be following you too as soon as I'm done writing this!!
    Hugs
    Darcy

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  10. Oops! I'm already following you!! I guess I know a good thing when I see it!
    Hugs
    Darcy

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    1. Darcy, You are so sweet! And you can count on seeing me around the Outlawz challenges...I've been bitten by the challenge bug!
      I'm one of your followers too.

      hugs--
      Roberta

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  11. Hi Roberta! Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a "follower"! I've joined your's too and have enjoyed taking a look at you new blog. It looks great! Love the sympathy card with the flocked cattails...just lovely!
    Sandie L

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    1. Sandie, You're so sweet! I can't wait to see more of your fantastic projects. And THANKS for the follow!!

      hugs--
      Roberta

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  12. Both of these are fantastic, Roberta! Really love the cat tails. Great job with the colors on the Halloween card, too. :-D

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  13. Hi Roberta, Followed your link from Outlawz, and nice to 'know you'. Loved your cattails card. Really pretty with all the little bits & pieces you were able to find for it, used so effectively. Your cattails looked very 'touchable & furry' with the flocking. Liked all the elements you used to create this masculine card. Hope you'll find time to visit me as well. TFS

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  14. Oh, forgot to say, I'll be joining as your newest follower.

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    1. Mary, Thanks so much for the sweet words and the follow! I've been by your blog and followed you as well. I'm sure we'll be seeing each other at Outlawz again very soon!

      hugs--
      Roberta

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  15. Beautiful cards Roberta! They are both so creative!!

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    1. Penny, Thank you for the kind words, the visit AND the follow! I just started following you as well.
      We're sure to be seeing more of one another and I look forward to it.

      hugs--
      Roberta

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  16. Hey Roberta, Thanks for visiting my blog and following me. I am now one of your newest followers. Love the site and you cards is so cute.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl

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    1. CraftyGirl, I appreciate the new follow and those sweet words. Thanks so much for taking time to visit me!

      hugs--
      Roberta

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  17. These are fantastic. I especially like the first one. So glad you are blogging your talent:)
    I am following you on Bloglovin now:)!!
    My personal blog:) !!!
    Please join in the fun at Craftin'Boutique:) !!!

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    1. Josie, I just began following you as well. Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look around!

      hugs--
      Roberta

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  18. Wow, great work, well done and good luck! Alwatys hard to make a nice Sympathy card :(
    Hugs, Jackie
    Digistamps4Joy.DT
    Member

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    1. Thanks Jackie! I've been a florist in the past and funeral arrangements were always the most difficult and the most rewarding to do. I always felt truly privileged to help someone honor their loved one. I guess sympathy cards are much the same.

      hugs--
      Roberta

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    1. Jackie, Thanks so much! I just started following you as well.
      hugs--
      Roberta

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  20. beautiful cards Roberta.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

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    1. Thanks for the visit Karin....I really appreciate it.

      hugs--
      Roberta

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  21. Both cards are fantastic, Roberta! The first one is so cute and a great use of the challenge colors! The cattails are so beautiful! What a terrific idea! Glad you are enjoying the challenges at The Outlawz! We are happy to have you there!

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    1. Thanks so much Carla! I'm having a blast over there!!
      hugs--
      R.

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  22. You have a great blog and your cards are fabulous, Roberta. (I'm an email follower) I couldn't agree with you more on all the comments you made about Outalawz. It's a fun and happy place to be creative and challenged. I hope you'll play along with the CAS challenges too.
    http://stampnboomer.blogspot.com
    Cheri

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    1. Thanks Cheri! I've just started following you also. And I'll be sure to check out the CAS challenges!
      hugs--
      R.

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  23. Hi Roberta -thanks for the lovely shout out for The Outlawz (I'm one too!). Love these cards! The Halloween one is seriously cute and quirky and the second one is perfectly CAS, which I always like :)
    Following you now :)

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    1. Dawn, I've just been overwhelmed by the kindness of everyone at Outlawz. Seems like such a wonderful group of crafters and I am so blessed to have found you all so early on in my challenge/blogging experience.
      hugs--
      R.

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  24. Roberta, I'm just popping in from The Outlawz. Challenges are addictive aren't they??? Love the cattails card you did - so pretty and simple! I'm now following you as 'crystaldolphins'. I'm at www.crystaldolphins.net if you want to follow me too!

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    1. Thanks so much Charlene. I went over and started following through email.
      hugs--
      R.

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  25. Roberta, these cards are fabulous. I totally agree with you about the challenges..I feel compelled to enter. Thanks for the great shoutout for the Outlawz. I haven't been on the DT long, but have been participating for about a year. I love them and yes, they are a great group of ladies. I look forward to seeing more of your lovely projects soon.

    Emily T. Paper a la Mode DT

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    1. Emily, I really feel like I've found a group of friends I didn't even know existed! Thanks for the visit and the lovely words.
      hugs--
      R.

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  26. Love your cards Roberta and so glad you joined us over at the Outlawz. If you have some time, we would love to see your creations in the Sunday CAS group. Although I am not too regular on my blog, perhaps you would like to pop i. For a look see www.lynncupido.blogspot.com

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    1. Lynn, I just paid you a little visit and started following you too! Hope to "see you around."
      hugs--
      R.

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  27. Love your cards, Roberta!! I left you a comment about your cattail card over at the Outlawz....just gorgeous!! And I love your spooky Halloween card!! And did I mention....your blog is awesome!!!

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    1. Okay, Janet. You're invited to come visit me anytime you have a couple of free minutes! Wow, what an ego boost. Thanks so much for the sweet, sweet words and taking the time to visit me!
      hugs--
      R.

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  28. This is fab. Love the scenery and design. Thanks for playing at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for another challenge. Bettina DT member xx

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    1. Bettina, I look forward to more challenges at Digi Sketch! Thanks for coming to take a look at my blog.
      hugs--
      R.

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  29. I love your blog and your fabulous cards. I think those cattails are great and now going to have to try them. I saw your blog mentioned on the Outlawz DT chats and just had to pop in and say hi. I'm going to follow your blog so I can see what you do next.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! My hubby already requested another card with the cattails. For a friend that recently retired, so it's a much happier occasion.
      And thank you for the follow!
      hugs--
      R.

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  30. Roberta, your blog is beautiful! You are so sweet to say those wonderful things about the Outlawz. We are so blessed to have you!!

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    1. Penny, I truly appreciate all of the visits and sweet words from the Outlawz. I am the one blessed to have found all of you.
      hugs--
      R.

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  31. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘Handmade Embellishments’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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