{7.4.2012} i’m an outlaw…

Howdy Friends

Have you heard of The Outlawz Challenges?  It is a fabulous community of crafters and fun CHALLENGES.  They have a new challenge EVERYDAY.  I’m excited to be guest designing for the month of July for the Sunday CAS (clean and Simple) challenges.  Perfect fit don’t you think?  I love a good CAS challenge.

This week’s challenge is all about STARS!
I ♥ stars.

Did I mention I love stars???  Heehee.  The stars are a combination of punches and patterned paper.  The little ones around the sentiment where trimmed out of the same paper in the strip on the card.  Just glued around the sentiment.  Fun, right?  I combined a couple background stamps for a layered effect.  The yellow dots reminded me of stars in the night sky.

You can be an Outlaw too.  Just click on the banner above, sign up to join the ning group and EVERYONE will welcome you with open arms.  They are all so sweet.  You can find the CAS challenge group HERE.  Just click the button to join the group and start the fun.  There are some amazing prizes to be one.  Hope you will join us!


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  1. lostinpaper

    Congrats on your GD Gig! Loving this fab bg!

  2. Jessi

    LOVE these stars! Perfect fit for you as a guestie – you’ll rock it 🙂 Congrats!

  3. Lindsey

    Awesome card! That bg paper is reminiscent of stars, perfect. Congrats on your GDT gig!

  4. Sav O'G

    OH! Lisa–you have knocked my socks off! LOVE this card:) FUN!

  5. Anonymous

    Such a DARLING card, Lisa! I adore the paper and how you used them! Congrats on your guest design!

  6. Virginia Lu

    Such a darling card, Lisa! Love the pattern paper and how you used them! Congrats on the guest design! I always appreciate your sweet comments! xoxo

  7. Emily Leiphart

    So fabulous, Lisa! I love those two backgrounds together and your layout is perfect for that sentiment. Congrats on your GDT stint!

  8. mustavcoffee

    Gorgeous, you manage to mix colours and patterns so well Lisa, this is a beauty!! Hope all is good with you?xxx

  9. Rockwell Designs

    Congrats on your Guest Designer spot!!! Love that polka dot background and the twine on the star is so sweet!

  10. Pryn Garritan

    HOORAY!!! I am sooooo super excited that you accepted and are joining us Lisa!!! You are my crafty idol and even though I was scared to ask you, I am SO GLAD I DID!!! You are really ROCKING the challenges and you have been filling me with inspiration from head to toe!!! You are AMAZING and I am so blessed to have this chance to work with you!


  11. Pryn Garritan

    Ok…so this shows I am a little too excited…I sat here thinking, ‘hmm…I am forgetting something’. Then, I remembered I didn’t comment on the card itself. Your card is FABULOUS and it shows that super power talent that you have for mixing patterns of paper to perfection! Lisa “The Paper Mixologist” Arana…yep, that’s you 😉

  12. Colleen Holmes

    Lisa, Your card is so pretty and I love the sentiment! I really admire those who can do a CAS for I struggle with it big time:) I always want to add something here and something there and end up with a reg. card! Thank you so very much for being a GD on The Outlawz and the sweet words you you had to say about us! I am just amazed how we have grown. Thank you! Hugz, Colleen

  13. Jackie

    Awww, your stars are great! Sweet, sweet card!

  14. Cindy Potentier

    perfectly CAS, love your stars, great design! So glad you are a GD over at The Outlawz and ty so much for your kind words about our little cyber treasure 🙂 c

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