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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Sunday 17 March 2019

Happy 8th birthday to the Outlawz - special challenge and blog hop

Happy 8th birthday to the Outlawz - special challenge and blog hop

Welcome to our Special Challenge! 
running March 17 through March 23, 2019
On January 2, 2011, Colleen created the Outlawz Challenges and we are still going strong!!
We are rounding up all the Outlawz members for a special birthday celebration!
8 Year Celebration and Blog Hop.
Lots of prizes to be given away from our generous sponsors!! 
(See list of sponsors at

Theme of the bloghop and challenge is CELEBRATION!!
Here is the line up!
Monday Greetings Challenge:  Shirley Milsap
Tuesday Color Challenge: Jeanie Ellis
Wednesday Sketch Challenge: Bonnie Kohane
Thursday Twist Challenge:  Katrina Brown
Festive Friday Challenge: Darcy Schroeder
Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge: Vickie Yeakley
Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge: Margaret Ashby (you are here)
Progressive Challenge:  Holly Young
Crash Your Stash: Cara Malmrose
First: Make sure to comment on all the blogs as each blog will have a winner from one of the sponsors, but you have to leave a nice comment to qualify for a prize!! And be sure to finish up with the Outlawz Special Challenge page. That is where you will enter your project. (You do not have to enter the special challenge to be eligible for the blog hopping commenting prizes, but we hope you will!)
Second: Make a card or project in the Celebration theme and add it here as a reply to get a chance on one of the sponsors' prizes!! AND if you make a card with one of our Blog Hop sponsors listed above, you will get an additional chance at a prize. Just be sure to mention which sponsor you are using! 
You may enter up to two times for this challenge!
Everyone that enters will receive this fabulous paper pack, courtesy of We Are 3 Digital Shop.
Please do not share, sell, or give away this paper pack! If someone wants it, send them over here to the Outlawz!
Have fun and enjoy the party!!
I am representing Sunday Songs and Rhymes where we have a challenge every fortnight with a song or rhyme theme.

I have made 3 cards using We are 3 papers and digi stamps from 3 of our sponsors

All three cards used We are 3 papers from Party Celebration.  Bonnie made these papers especially for the blog hop and she is generously giving them away to everyone who joins in the hop.

Card one I used Sheepski Designs digi stamp Birthday Balloons image No 57 which I coloured with markers and sentiment from We are 3 Birthday Wishes sentiment set

Card 2 I used Patties Creations digi stamp Happy birthday bear which I coloured with markers and glitter gel pens.

Card 3 I used Bugaboo digi stamp Sunbonnet cake which I coloured with markers
and sentiment from We are 3 Birthday Wishes sentiment set

For card 1 I followed sketch 155  Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I would like to add card 1 to that challenge.

For card 2 I followed the March sketch at Cheerful Sketches so I would like to add card 2 to that challenge.

I would also like to add my cards to the following:

Addicted to Stamps and More 332 - make your mark

Artistic Inspirations 213 - anything goes

Classic Design Team March #3 - anything goes

Crafting by Design - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything with pattern paper

Creative Moments 164 - anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 102 - anything goes

Love to Craft 32 - anything goes

Scrapping 4 Fun 136 - Bright Happy colours

The Cutie Pie challenge 133 - Beary Sweet (card 2)

The Sisterhood of Crafters - one for the ladies/girls


Jen Leeflang said...

Wow, you have been busy! Your 3 cards are simply gorgeous, Margaret! Thanks for the inspiration :)
Jen L

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at LTCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Cathy's Adventures said...

I love the cards you made with the papers and the colors and images are so cute. What wonderful birthday cards.

Sandra said...

Fabulous cards Margaret!!!!

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

Wow! Beautiful cards, Margaret!! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Birthday, OUTLAWZ!!!

Julie Odil said...

Margaret, all 3 cards are beautiful! You worked very hard on the special blog hop! Happy birthday to the Outlawz!

Gail Hutchinson said...

All these cards are gorgeous Margaret and I would love to wish you a Happy 8th Birthday (wish we were only 8 lol) for your outstanding contributions to this special challenge group

Grandma Bonnie said...

Your cards are fabulous as always, Margaret!

ScrappyHorses said...

Very fun cards to celebrate! What a great way to spotlight these festive papers!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are all so cute! Love the papers you used and adorable images! Happy 8th Birthday to the Outlawz! Woohoo! I'm definitely ready to celebrate!

lynne said...


Darlene said...

Great cards Margaret! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘One for the Ladies/Girls’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Majda said...

What a sweet card! The image is adorable.
Thank you for joining the Scrapping4fun.
Majda DT

Sandra said...

Those are all so cute and pretty Margaret!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Your cards are all beautiful! Love the way you layered them and the colors! xxx

Mandy said...

Gosh you have been busy with so many lovely cards.

Happy 8th Birthday Outlawz

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

What sweet cards! Love how you used the papers!

Cara said...

Wow, you have been busy Margaret! all your cards are just lovely!
Thanks for sharing! (Hugs) Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs said...

Oh, Margaret, you made three beautiful cards for the celebration of The Outlawz's birthday. I love the beautiful lady with her balloons on your first card. The little teddy bear with its heart balloons is so adorable on your second card. Your third card includes a darling and beautiful little girl carrying the birthday cake. All of the images are wonderful and are colored so well. The patterned paper is awesome and the layouts on the cards are great! You did a remarkable job of creating for the celebration, Margaret!

Camille Short said...

All your cards are amazing. Love the teddy bear on the second card.

Rosie Guiher said...

What fun cards you have made. Thanks for sharing your talent.

jeanchaneyaz said...

Three cards! Each one is so nicely done, Margaret!

Laurian said...

Wow Margaret you have been busy! I love your card and the great designs you have used for the fabulous images! xxx

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely lady Image on your first card
and great color combo
beautifully made
Many thanks for joining ATSM this time
Monika (DT)

Natalie said...

Great job on all your cards!

Monica C. said...

Wow, you have created 3 such different cards with the same paper pack! Great job.
Hugs Monica

Sarah said...

Margaret, all 3 cards are very nice and I love how you colored them to match the paper perfectly. Thanks for sharing, Sarah W

Diane said...

Fabulous cards and love all those balloons!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

Crafting with Darcy said...

Margaret, three cards! And they are all so gorgeous! I love that you used our birthday sponsors' images for your cards! I don't think I can pick a favorite as they are all so special!!

Vivian Foo said...

Love all your makes and matching papers too.

Holly Young said...

oh gosh, you've made so many fun and wonderful cards! Love them all!

* Shell B.* said...

Wowzer Margaret you were on a roll cranking out 3 cards and each one uniquely awesome! Bravo!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous cards Margaret!
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet DT

Angela B. said...

The layout design is fabulous! Love ths beautifully created birthday card! Thank you for joining the line up of the 8th birthday blog hop celebration!

dmbennett said...

All cards are beautiful!! Love the bear image.....

Barbara Bruder said...

Margaret, your cards are grand. Great coloring and love them all. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

anne said...

A lovely card and I really like your colours. Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2
Anne SSW2-DT

kumukala said...

I love the papers on all your cards and all the different images. But my favorite is the Sunbonnet Cake image - she is So Cute! Great cards!

OlgaB said...

Wow you sure did rock it! Love the papers and used of the different sketches!

Anonymous said...

wow, what wonderful cards! They are all great.

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! Amazing inspiration, Margaret and really fab use of Bonnie's papers. Love them all! xxD

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely cards! Fab images and I love the papers by We are 3 - Thank you to them for the freebie!

Donna said...

Margaret, what a wonderful array of cards. Love the designs and the sketches you used and all the fun colors. Thanks for this fun blog hop!

Jacq said...

What fun cards Margaret! Love the different sketches you've used and the fabulous images are perfect for each!

Janet McLaughlin said...

Lovely card, Margaret!

Pat said...

Oh, wow, Margaret! Three spectacular celebration cards! Great job on each one!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Fantastic card!

KathyA. said...

Margaret, thanks for showing not just one... but three cards that highlight sponsor images PLUS the free paper pack. Great cards.

CraftyLyn said...

What super cards thanks for joining in with us here at Cutie Pie challenge Lyn DT x.

Nancy Soetaert said...

lovely cards!
thanks for playing at cheerful sketches with the second one.
Nancy DT

Helen said...

Three fab cards and your little birthday bear is very cute.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous card. But if I have to choose, 1. one is my favorite.