Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fitztown Challenge #49 - Embossing wet or dry / Memories close to my heart

Friday August 22, 2014
image used is GARDEN 29 which can be found in the Fitztown store
This is my card I made using the image Garden 29 for the challenge of Embossing dry and wet.. I covered both bases and did the dry embossing using the circle folder and wet embossing using Zing white powder.  I love lady bugs and I am pretty sure they are ladybugs.. if not they are now. I chose different color papers to work with the colors I used in the image. It really stand out in real life. I hope the card does the same on your computer. 

Loves Rubber stamps #117 - wings
Through the craftroom door - aug 19-25 - atg
Inky impressions #173 - atg
Word art Wednesday #146 - atg
Creative inspirations #277 - atg
TSC #43 - atg
Clear it out - atg
recipe: garden 29 image from Fitztown, su base, club scrap scraps, embossing folder, embossing powder, sentiment PSX, copics, wink of stella glitter pen

Someone remembers someone cares

Thursday August 21, 2014
I made this card for a co worker who needed a thank you card for her pastor. I made this card and hope it's what she is looking for. If not I can give it to someone.
I used the PTI stamp set blessings vol. 2 and the Studio g thank you. Also used embossing powder and then old olive for the ty. I like the look.   (BTW she loved it) 

Word art Wednesday #146  - atg
Eureka #103 - inspirational
Inky impressions #173 - atg
TSC #43 - atg
Through the craftroom door - aug 19-25  atg
recipe: pti and studio g stamps, white embossing power, su ink, scraps

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paper Pretties #324 challenge White- Black & 1 color of your choice / there's no end

Wednesday August 20, 2014
This is my card using black / white & my choice is pink... I love this cute zebra called Zebradiah
I chose some awesome black and white papers and fun dies along with the black and white zebra, added some pink card base and pink to the mane and tail.
this month you can have 50% taken off your entire order just use the promo code at the end BACKTOSCHOOL
613 Avenue create #85 - atg
Word art Wednesday #146 - atg
Fab n Funky #226 - for the kids
Inky impressions #173 - atg
TSC 343 - atg
Creative moments #49 - atg w animals
zebradiah/pp, su base, scraps, copics, sb die, corner chomper

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Catch the bug New Release Beach girl / in the summer sunshine

Tuesday August 19, 2014
  I had this new paper pad that I just picked up from Tuesday Morning. I love that store. They have cheap but designer products. I got this awesome American Crafts pad and this paper already had the sentiment on it. So I added the image, sun and sun glasses. Sweet huh? I added the little markings on the glasses and added some gray scraps for lens then added glossy accents on the lens while wet I sprinkled lightly glitter over the lens. I love the look. I ran the sun through embossing folders and colored the beach girl image with copics.
Polkadoodles #33 - fun in the sun
Sister act #70 - atg
Brown sugar #107 - atg
Pile it on #33 - by the beach
Eclectic ellapu - seaside
Recipe: beach girl/ctb, American craft may berry, scraps, mft die, te die, copics, glossy accents, glitter, embossing folder, white gel pen

Monday, August 18, 2014

Paper Makeup #154 - Summer Vacation / It's definitely time

Monday August 18, 2014

It's almost to the end of summer but we can all do a vacation anytime of the year. I think this little girl is off to her grandmas for a lovely vacation before she goes back to school.
I used some background papers with the trains on it and some other fun papers to complete the card. I also used arrow dies to bring interest to the card. The image I used is over at the digi make over /makup store the image is Lisa fairy. Cute huh? Head over to the website and visit our store. When you enter the challenge remember to use a digi.
Sister act #70 - atg
Brown sugar #107 - atg
Crafty catz #244 - recycle it (the down arrow was only partly cut so added along side so looks like its coming out from side of mat area.
613 Avenue create #85 - atg
Craft your passion #226 - at least three dp
recipe: Lisa fairy pmo image, bazzill, mme lime twist dp, mft die, pti die, su punch, scraps, g rated sentiment, glitter, copics, viva pearl pens.

Catch the bug ABC / anything but a card / Jetta

Monday August 18, 2014
I usually do tags or book marks but thought it was time to step it up so I did a frame. It was an old painted frame with stickers all over it so I scraped off the stickers, sanded it and painted with gesso. Then I used different girly Washi tapes and went across the frame. Then I used the Big bow brat sitter image which I thought was cool as it looks like she is sitting on the edge of the frame it worked out perfect and I used one of my alphabet and number dies and layered her name. So you ask WHO IS JETTA?? this is my great grand daughter Jetta. She is a almost 1.5 years old here. She is girly girl and solid as a brick. What a love. She has a dear brother our great grandson Quwin.
Brown sugar #107 - atg
Crafty catz #244 - recycle it. - (frame was painted and stickers on it. I scraped the stickers off and painted it with gesso and added washi tape
613 Avenue create #85 - atg
Use your stuff #149 - Home (frame is for the my house)Use your stuff
recipe: Big bow sitter brat ctb, washi tape, scraps, letter and number die, copics, white gell pen

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Aud Sentiments #113 - Create your favorite season - a snowflake is winter's butterfly

Wednesday August 13, 2014

Our sponsor these two weeks is Sassy Studio. They always have such fun images and it's so much fun being able to work with them.  I chose Frozen Heart image.

This is my card and I used fall winter colors for her outfit. Added some snowflakes and the sentiment helped making this a winter card.
The squirrel and the fox #75 - atg
Nutcrafters #74 - atg
Crafty sentiments design - atg
Love rubberstamps #116 - out of season
Crafty hazelnuts aug 2014 Christmas
Pennys paper crafty #190 - atg
Stampin royalty #241 - glitter (on snowflakes)
Word art Wednesday #145 - atg
recipe: sassy studio/frozen heart, bazzill, prima papers, hero arts sentiment, su die, copics, brads, ss snowflake die, stickles, ranger ink

Paper Pretties #323 - Boys card have a wild birthday

Wednesday August 13, 2014
Welcome to another challenge at Paper Pretties #323 Boys card
I used the image Tirell tiger and thought this would make a cool young masculine card. I used dark, textured masculine papers to help with the boy card. I also used larger dies to help with the masculine look. I like the look and know it will go to a grandson.
this month 50% off entire order using code BACKTOSCHOOL
Challenges: Inky impressions #172 - animal friends
Use your stuff #148 - Dr Seuss / this reminds me if tigger
Little red wagon #250 - happy birthday
recipe: tirell tiger /pp, su base, dcwv weather & worn, scraps, pti die negative part, stickles, copics

Monday, August 11, 2014

Paper Makeup #153 / Make Lemonade / enjoy life

Monday August 11, 2014

This is my Lemonade card. The digi is Lemonade set freckled lemonade. I love the sunny bright cheerful look of this card. Lemonade is such a summer fun enjoyment drink. I used papers from DCWV lemon flavor, and some queen co. hearts and stars.  I hope you have inspiration from my card and join the challenge at Paper Makeup and make sure you use a digi in your challenge.
Crafts 4 eternity #188 - atg
Crafty catz #243 - lady days of summer
Polkadoodles - fun in the sun
Sister act #69 - atg
IDIC #224 - atg
613 ave create #84 - atg /opt sight, sound, smells of summer
Craft your passion #226 - bring me sunshine / show some yellow
recipe: Lemonade set Freckled lemonade PMO, bazzill, dcwv lemon flavors, rubber café lemon wedges, queen co hearts & flowers, copics, su punch, sb die.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fitztown #48 - Just for kids / Little girls are

Monday August 11, 2014
Hello and guess what I did???? ready???? I joined the Fitztown Challenge blog as one of their Creative Team members. I am so excited.
This is my first card to post for their blog challenge.
This is the card I made for the Just for kids challenge. I decided this would be an awesome card for any relative to give to a child. I used the image Fae 2 which can be found at the Fitztown store  
Just look under crafts index and then a drop down will show and go to Fae and you will see the image. They also have other digi images and items for sale besides digi's..
I love this little Hawaiian look Fae and so I needed to give some flowers in the background paper as I did not want to take away from the cute little girl by adding die/punch flowers. I have this sentiment that I thought fit well from Cloud 9 and made it more of a card for a child vs. an anyone card. Hence keeping with the just for kids theme.
I hope you play along and load your card on the Fitztown challenge blog site. Have fun and remember the theme.
Crafts 4 eternity #188 - atg
Sister act #69 - atg
Eureka stamps #102 - things with wings
Sweet Stampin - photo inspiration (I went with colors)
Allsorts #271 - all sentimental
IDIC #224 - atg
recipe: fae 2 / FT, su base, basic grey kioshi, cloud 9 sentiment, copics, wink of stella glitter pen on the flowers and wings, corner chomper

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Aud Sentiments #112 - thinking of you /get well/sympathy - Thinking of you

Wednesday August 6, 2014
That kind a keeps it open for lot's of choices for your card. I hope you play along and post to the Aud Sentiments blog. It's week two so this is the last week for this challenge before or next.

Our sponsor is A day for daisies.. I love their images.

This is  5 min ...the image for my card. I am sure I had lots of 5 min time outs when I was growing up but I also thought she looked like she was missing someone and thinking of you.. so that is what my card is. A Thinking of you.. I kept this card clean and simple I love the ribbon it's light and simple and just kept with the clean look.
I hope you play along. Remember to put a sentiment on your card front..

Just us girls #252 - use ribbon
Allsorts #270 - favorite things (ribbon, inktense color pencils, prisma pencils, copics)
IDIC #223 - square or rectangle
613 avenue create #83 - atg /opt friendship
Love to create #127 - atg
recipe:  5 min girl/day for daisies, card stock, inktense color pencils, copics, ribbon, ss sentiment thinking of you.

Paper Pretties #322 - Thank you card

Wednesday August 6, 2014
It's a nice hot August so who doesn't want ice cream and so I used Pistachio the ice cream pig and she's bringing her friend an ice cream cone to say thank you.. I would love a nice ice cream cone today and sit and talk to a friend and eat.  I hope you find time to play and post your card over at Paper Pretties.

613 avenue create #83 - atg /opt friendship
A*muse studio - bling
Come and get it - dies
Craft your passion #225 - sweet treats
Love to create #127 - atg
The pink elephant #262 - photo / color challenge
recipe:  pistachio pig /pp, scraps, mft die, copics, stickles, corner chomper, enamel dots

Monday, August 04, 2014

Paper Makeover #152 - Anything Goes / coffee and friends

Monday August 4, 2014
OH my here we are into August already.. time is flying by..
We are having a new challenge this week at

This is my card for the Anything Goes challenge. I chose to use the Coffee girl image.. I had the sentiment from Reverse confetti and thought the image was perfect for it. I love the coffee beans in her hair and the coffee cup.. mine is a lot larger.. I need more coffee in my day. Just one cup but it's a large one. I used my favorite die from Stampin up and so awesome papers. I used stickles for some accents.

I hope you play long and post to the Paper Makeup site and remember to use a digi as your focal point.


Allsorts #270 - favorite thing (die and papers)
Sister act #68 - atg
IDIC #223 - square or rectangle
A*muse studio - bling
Come and get it - dies
recipe: coffee girl/pmo, su die, authentique, su chocolate brown, scraps, reverse confetti sentiment, stickles, copics

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Baby Card for Min.. Catch the bug

Saturday August 2, 2014

SURPRISE Min Kwiatkowski.... Happy Baby Blog hop for you, your hubby and baby girl to be..
You should of arrived from Becky Givans blog  and if you are lost please start at the beginning at Catch the bug ..
Min who is on our Creative Design Team Asst. Coord.. and one of the girls behind all the how the blog functions is having their first child.. We cant all get together so we though a blog hop for you -Min could be a way to get us all together to celebrate your happy soon to arrive baby girl..  Also Min keep an eye on your snail mail as you will be receiving the cards you see each of us post in your mail box soon.. : )  wish we were there to give them to you in person..
My words of wisdom.. taken lightly of course.. enjoy each moment, be it those nice snuggle times, teething fussiness, sleepless nights... as they grow up way too fast and before you know it they are in school and married.. I am so happy for you and can't wait to see photos.  Big ((HUGS)) and lots of love to you.
If you blog hoppers would like to leave a message at Catch the bug on what date you think baby girl Kwiatkowski will arrive and her weight.. you could win something.. Nice huh??
Now it's off to Cheryl First blog.

The pink elephant - atg
613 avenue create #82 - atg /w sentiment
A*muse studio - atg
Crafty sentiment - atg
Through the craftroom door - atg
Divas by design - atg
Inky impressions #170 - atg
Pennys paper crafty #188 - atg
Word art Wednesday #143 - atg
TSC #40 - atg
recipe: bugaboo akv, su, oct afternoon, lil inker die, ribbon, pti die, copics, scraps, wink of stella glitter pen

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Paper Pretties #321 - Christmas in July /reds and greens -- Joy to the world

Wednesday July 30, 2014
OH my it's almost the end of July and end of Christmas in July
I kind of wanted a mix of reds and greens so that is what you got.... or I got.. and he is singing Joy to the world hence the music notes. This card is using Caroling Cooper  I colored him in Copics and used a die from stampin up and corner chomped the other piece and then punched out the sentiment with a su punch
Jellypark - CIJ
Sister act #67 - atg
Docerela Creations #66 - atg

recipe: Caroling cooper/pp, su base, scraps, su die, su punch, copics, corner chomper

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Catch the bug New Release AKV men camping / Hello

Tuesday July 29, 2014
We have AKV men camping.. fun card of an AKV character with his camping lamp probably trying to find the tent with the loud kids telling ghost stories.. or coming back to his tent from a camp fire of songs, stories and of course SMORES... yes. I love them my DH gags when I say yeah to them.. funny how he is. Sure if he tried one again he would love them.

Crafty catz #241 - atg
Sister act #67 - atg
Brown sugar #104 - for the boys
Crafty girls #23 - atg

recipe: akv men camping / ctb, kraft, oct afternoon, ek punch, mft die, copics, twine, word?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Catch the bug Anything but a card Monday - book mark A book is like

Monday July 28, 2014
Today at Catch the bug is ABC which translates into Anything But  a Card...
So the old stand by is a book mark. I have to come up with a better idea next time. I know it's lame but I did need a new book mark for my bible and thought this was perfect. I chose the image Dollar flower bug for the book mark as I thought the sentiment I found from MFT worked perfect. I colored it with copics and added a thin ribbon to the tag and used the orange color to complement the flower. Love it and it will be nice for my bible.

crafty catz #241 - atg
crafty girls #23 - atg
the paper nest dolls #15 - atg

recipe: dollar flower bug ctb, mft sentiment, copics, pti die, ribbon, hero arts black ink, ranger blue for sky, my cloud template

Paper Makeup #151 - Just Because

Monday July 28, 2014
I am sure you all have needed a Just Because card, I know I have. So this was just simple.

I think everyone can use a cupcake card Just Because.. and maybe give a real cupcake with the card.. wouldn't that be sweet. Thinking of you type of card but Just Because.
I kept my card pretty simple. I cut out the cupcakes and layered I on a stamped background circle and then put a bunch of stars in versa mark around it and then added some hearts for that love effect.

Crafty catz#241 - atg
Sister act #67 - atg
Crafty girls #23 - atg
The paper nest dolls #15 - atg

recipe: so sweet cupcakes pmu, su, qq blue ink, versa mark, ss cupcake party border and dies stamp, wink of stella glitter pen, words?, corner chomper, ss heart dies, copics

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Aud Sentiments #111 - Christmas in July / May the lights

Wednesday July 23, 2014

Sponsor for this challenge is QKR Stampede and I got to use the darling image . Lights kitty image

This is the card I made using the Light's kitty image from QKR.. I thought this kitty was so funny and I could imagine him/her getting all tangled up in the lights.  I put glitter on the lights to give them a sparkle and a little hint of color behind the bulbs to give the glow effect. I love the sentiment. It just happened to go with the image.  Fun card.  I hope you play along and remember to put your sentiment on the front of the card and make it as Christmas card.

Crafts 4 eternity #185 - lots of layers
Jellypark - Christmas in July
Polkadoodles  wk 29 - add a little twinkle (glitter on lights)
Sister act #66 - atg
Craftyhazelnuts #186 - layer it up
Craftyhazelnuts extra - Christmas
Eclectic ellapu - atg
Come and get it - Christmas in July
recipe: kraft, dcwv, copics, ss merry everything, glossy accents, glitter, su die

Paper Pretties #320 - Pink & Green / Happy birthday

Wednesday July 23, 2014
Well some of my favorite colors so this was nice.
I used the digi You're so sweet and various designer papers to complete the card. Oh I also used paper ribbon and just had it coming out the back of the focal point and added a few die hearts to the card.
It's also Christmas in July at Paper Pretties and it's 50% off your entire order using the promo code: CHRISTMAS
Sister act #66 - atg
613 Avenue create #81 - atg / option party time
Eclectic ellapu - atg
Cards in envy - happy birthday
Use your stuff #145 - layers
Crafty sentiments - hand colored
Through the craftroom door - atg
Party time Tuesday - atg
recipe: you're so sweet /pp, su base, basic grey dp, paper ribbon, copics, mft die, ss die hearts, wink of stella glitter pen

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo NEW RELEASE -daisy butterfly tag / happy birthday

Tuesday July 22, 2014
So did everyone enjoy the Christmas in July that we just had ALL WEEK.. I hope you did and it's back to every day cards now.
I saw a card with a tag  - kind a like this  one below done on a card at Creative with Monika .. If you scroll down on her blog you will see the card I am talking about. I loved the look and when this tag came up on Catch the bug I knew I needed to try my stab at using it as the focal point. I love the final look and my strip of teal really made the card pop. I carried out the teals and blue into the yarns for the tag hole area.  Awesome tag huh.. Check out the New Release at Bugaboo
613 Avenue create #81 - atg /opt twist party time
Cards in envy - happy birthday
Crafty sentiments - hand colored
recipe: su, yarn, corner rounder, sentiment?, embossing folder, embossing powder, copics, scrap

Monday, July 21, 2014

Paper Makeup #150 - Punches/Dies - keep your face

Monday July 21, 2014
Wow is this month going fast too. I can't believe it's on the back half of July already. Hope you're having a great summer and doing some fun things. If you're home I hope you take time and dig into those digi's and make a card to go with the theme for this week at
I dug out the dies and punches and made my card below.. I also have now invested into another cutting plate for my vagabond die cutter. See the nice crease in the sentiment piece. I use my die plates till they almost are so bad they break (which I have broken quite a few) Now I try to buy a couple of sets.. Well now on to my card. I have some scraps of paper... well a lot of scraps of paper and I liked the words on the background piece so chose it and then just did my dies and sentiment off of it. I punched the leafs and the flowers and added them around the dies. I love this look.
I hope you play along.. REMEMBER USE A DIGI

Crafty catz #240 - hot summer or hot colors
Sister act #66 - atg
Eclectic ellapu - atg
Dream valley #86 - summer (summer colors/sunshine in sentiment
Lacy sunshine #38 - flowers
recipe: su, scraps, su die, su punch, liq pearls, ms punch, ranger ink

Sunday, July 20, 2014

7-20-14 Sunday.. Just wanted to announce the winner of the Winter Fairy image I used on my card #1 of our Christmas in July for Catch the bug and the winner is .... drum roll .....
Jessi F.  

Thank you everyone who left me lovely comments not only for our CIJ but always. It inspires me and makes me feel good.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Day #7 Catch the bug Free Friday / Tis the season

Friday July 18, 2014
Well we are on the last day of our Christmas in July and we have this sassy image JJ Merry Christmas as our Free Friday image. The theme : for our last challenge is to use the Free image of JJ and  Something that starts with "C"
I chose Christmas card, Candy cane, Crimson as my "C"
I hope you play along and enter your card using the Free Friday image and Something that starts with C 
Remember there are prizes along the way so enter your cards..Put this one in day #7 Free Friday challenge.
Whoospi Daisy - Christmas in July
Fitztown - #43 - pick a holiday
Inky chicks #33 - Christmas in July
Crafty sentiments - Christmas in July
Scrap creations - Christmas in July
Divas by design - Christmas in July
Penny's paper crafty #186 - atg
TSC #38 - atg
recipe: JJ merry Christmas ctb, su base, dcwv, scraps, copics, su punch, te bling, pp sentient.

July 12-18, 2014
This will stay at the top of my blog from 12-18th for the Christmas in July
Hope you play along each day. This is what to expect below. Please see each day a new challenge. I will have a card posted each day so check back daily. Good luck

Blog Hop Winners
Grand Prize—Must Participate in Hop & all Challenges
7 Free per month for 6 months ($126 value)
Free Bugaboo Christmas in July images
4 month Guest Designer Term
2nd Place - Must Participate in Hop & all Challenges
$50 Gift Certificate
Free Bugaboo Christmas in July images
3 month Guest Designer Term
3rd Place – Must Participate in Hop & all Challenges
$25 Gift Certificate
Free Bugaboo Christmas in July images
2 month Guest Designer Term

Daily Challenge Winners-
Our Normal 10, 7, 4 image winners daily!
Christmas in July Freebies—Daily Winner
Blog Hop Winners - Each designer picks one winner from those that comment and winner gets image designer used, or other image if winner has image used