Friday, September 30, 2011

Saturday October 1, 2011 Bugaboo/Catch the bug challenge ANYTHING GOES

If you did not hear me screaming from the roof top that I am the guest designer for the whole month of Oct. and Nov. at Bugaboo / Catch the bug then you haven't been listening.. I am so happy as they have the most versatile images. There is something for everyone. I love so many of the digi's and this is a cute one that is just released. I know you'd love the images and being digi's you can make them any size you wish which is a big plus. If you haven't tried digi's try one. They are quite reasonable in price so give it a try. Lets see what you come up with and post your card at the above link.

This card is also for the challenges at :
1) Digistamps4joy #28 Anything goes
2) Papertake Weekly Challenge sketch
3) Simon Says Anything goes
4) Inky Impessions punch or die

Paper: paper pack..Stamp: Bugaboo digi.. Accessories: MS goo punch, candies (those little round dots) Copics, stickles

Saturday October 1, 2011 Unscripted Sketches challenge #126 Wow it's hard to believe that October is already here. I can not believe how it seems as we get older and older it goes faster and faster.. Any how as you know I'm on the design team for Unscripted Sketches and this week we have an awesome sketch challenge. This is the card I made to tempt you to play along. It's quite simple so don't let the sketch scare you away. Would love to see what you come up with just post it to

This card is also for the challenge at Flutter By Wednesday OPEN to anything.

paper: club scrap, BG olivia..Ink: QQ bloody mary, green with envy... Stamp: SU garden whimsy.. Accessories: prima flower, BG brad, MS butterfly, scrabble tile

Friday September 30, 2011

Well if you have not heard I am the guest designer for Oct / Nov at Bugaboo/ Catch the bug and this is one of the new release items.. Isn't this cake darling. So many different color/celebrations it can be used for. Head on over and check out the rest of the images in the store under new releases.

This card is also for challenges at:
1) Simon Says Anything goes
2) Inky Impressions die/punch
3) Digistamps4joy #28 Anything goes

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday September 27, 2011 Good Morning... What a wonderful time I am going to be the Guest Designer for the month of October and November at Bugaboo /Catch the bug.. How sweet is that. As you know from my blog I use a lot of their images. You have such a choice of what you want to use and this little cutie is being released in their store .. so you can head over with the link and check out the new digi's and all the other wonderful images. Thank you Bugaboo/Catch the bug for having me as your guest. This set is called Pea Pods and I chose this image to work with but there are others just as cute.
Papers: DCWV, SU, CS.. Ink: Ranger.. Stamp: Bugaboo Pea Pod digi.. Accessories: SU punch, Recollections hearts, white pen.

Also card for the sketch challenge at Sweet Stop I just turned the sketch.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday September 25, 2011

One card 6 challenges..

1) Bugaboo - Catch the bug sketch - pink-green-black (used the ink as the black)
2) DYSU - DUO #38

3) Hand Stamped Sentiment #85 Emboss

5) Digistamps4joy #28 - Anything goes

6) The pink elephant #117 colors/lt-drk pink and greens

I love the colors and added a few other colors to give more contrast but stayed more with the greens and pinks. Fun card to make. I don't think I use pink enough and I'm not a pastel person but loved the happy colors in this card.

Paper: TE club kit card stock, Club Scrap.. Ink: Ranger, Memento.. Stamp: Bugaboo digi image, words?? Accessories: PTI die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Jolee fabric flowers, bling, glitter, Copics

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday September 24, 2011 Sweet.. Today -this week I am the Guest Designer at Our Creative Corner.. What a nice honor to be chosen for this week. Thank you. Hope you enjoy the card I made for the challenge This is the card I made for this weeks challenge which is NUMBERS.. I chose a favorite number and worked in my thoughts and feelings on the the little areas of the card. This is a new fold card that I saw done and wanted to give it a try. It's quite different and cool.
This card is also for the challenge at Inky Impression Challenge IIC25 - shape

papers: club scrap, my minds eye lime twist.. Ink: wild honey ranger.. Accessories: words from club scrap, TE single letters, marvy punch, spellbinder die, chip board 8.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Saturday September 24, 2011 Unscripted Sketches challenge. Hope you join in our teams challenge this week. This is my card. I hope you play along it's a fun sketch would love to see what you come up with. This was a very simple card..
Paper: TE card base, DCWV lemon flower .. Accessories: Club Scrap words, SU and MS butterflies dies/punch.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday September 18, 2011 Challenge at Mo Manning DP2 Celebration of their 100th challenge. Theme is celebrate..

This card is also for Deconstructing Jen challenge sketch DS19.. Once again I can not load the sketch.

This card is also for Top Tip Tuesday - birthday
TTT Tip: When using a figure or image on your card and they are standing or setting, use color to make a ground /floor so they don't look like they are floating in air..

I made this card for my son who will be 39 in November. I may change my mind as it gets closer as I am not sure he would appreciate it. I love the card and would hope he would. Love the colors and the festive look of it and a boy card ..woo hoo got to love that too.

Papers: Club Scrap, Cosmo Cricket joy ride.. Ink: Ranger broken china, Quick Quote mango mai tai, blue hawaiian.. Stamp: Mo Manning digi, PTI stack 3 collection.. Accessories: glitter, Copics

Sunday September 18, 2011 Sketch from The Sweetest Thing-- once again it won't let me upload the sketch so take my word for it this follows the sketch..
One card 3 challenges:
1)The Sweetest Thing SSSC135 sketch
2) Simon Says - song my song is Rain drops keep falling on my head
3) Digistamps4joy - fall

I got this paper pad from Cosmo Cricket "wanted" I love these colors so rich and warm. I'm thought it kind of had the fall look and with today raining it just seemed appreciate.
Paper: Cosmo cricket wanted.. Ink: Ranger broken china, Quick Quote mocha mama, Memento black.. Stamp: MFT my umbrella.. Accessories: Spellbinder, Pizzaz a plenty half pearls, Copics
Sunday September 18, 2011 This is for the challenge at Tiddlyink #65 Art Journals OK I love this kind of art and I have given it a try.. I am not that happy with what I came up with.. It's almost along with the tag I tried earlier. I love the style but I just find I can not let go I need to have a focus and I think for that kind of art you need to be not unfocused but freer in mind.. Any how this is what I came up with. It's not totally a waste but not how I would love it to come out. Image is tiddlyink digi.. rest if just assorted stamps, paint, MFT sun, club scrap circles with words. FYI the size is 8.5x11

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday September 17, 2011 The Sweet Stop sketch with a spin: starstruck - which has different meaning. I chose to use stars.. One card 4 challenges...

1) The Sweet Stop sketch SSS 126

2) Bugaboo/Catch the bug - Scene it

3) Digistamps4joy#27 - fall theme

4) Hand Stamped Sentiment #84- fall theme

OK for this sketch I turned it and kind of made the oval and invisible shape by placing my scene in that area I tried doing it as a group on a background shape but it just did not have the effect I wanted it to have. I made a witch hat for Stella as her party hat just did not look right.. I thought of a few thing I knew Stella would say ..she does have a sharp tongue but I thought I'd leave that out, I also did her skin in a light green tinge...

Paper: TE card base, Recollections Halloween pack.. Stamp: Bugaboo Stella.. Accessories: MFT grass, tree, embossing folder, glitter pen, star punch, Copics.

Saturday September 17, 2011 Stamp with fun #128 sketch Once card 3 challenges..

1) Stamp with fun sketch #128
2) CropStop #37 -buttons
3) Our Creative Corner - blue with a touch of pink

This was a fun sketch and trying to figure out different blues and then where to pop that touch of pink.. I think it came out OK. I love the little image from Taylored Expressions.. baby bump thought appropriate with the pink and blue so could be a boy card or even a girl card..

Paper: TE card base, Echo Park country drive, Club scrap, DCWV.. Ink: Quick Quote blue hawaiian, Ranger spun sugar, Memento black.. Stamp: TE Jenn.. Accessories: SU punch, Spellbinder, embossing folder, buttons, Pizzaz a plenty half pearls, floss, Copics

Saturday September 17, 2011 Card Pattern sketch 133 One card 4 challenges...

1) Card Pattern sketch #133
2) DYSU #37 - silver
3) Moving Along With The Times - sparkle
4) Papertake weekly - with wings

Wow this could be a great anniversary card, Christmas card the colors are so rich and nice and sparkle with just the right touch of sparkle. I love this Martha Stewart butterfly punch. Couldn't pass it up Michael's has a percentage off and additional percentage off coupon.. got to love that.

Paper: SU black, DCWV lemon flower.. Accessories: Spellbinder die, MS butterfly punch, brads, Pizzaz a plenty half pearls, words from Club scrap, corner rounder, SU punch..

Saturday September 17, 2011 Unscripted Sketches #124 challenge This is the card I made for our sketch this week at Unscripted Sketches.. Come on over and jump in the waters fine. Lets see what you come up with. I decided I would try the resist method so I stamped the image on glossy paper in versa mark and then clear embossed. Took a couple of inks and sponged them around the card and wiped off the excess around the image. Then just layered it how I wanted it to fit the sketch.. I know you can do it. Let me see what you do by posting to Unscripted Sketches

Paper: Club scrap, SU pumpkin pie, glossy.. Ink: Ranger, peeled paint, orange marmalade, Quick Quote blue hawaiian.. Stamp: Inkadinkado.. Accessories: corner rounder, embossing folder, words printed on sheet Club Scrap, clear embossing powder, MS bird, leaves.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday September 16, 2011

One card 5 challenges....
1) CDAC progressive challenge - fall /autumn
2) The Pink Elephant #116 -vintage
3) Top Tip Tuesday #51 birthday
TTT-TIP: When using a die that gives a border like the spellbinder..while the die is still on the cut image using a blending sponge and sponge color on the background then when you remove the die the covered area will be white. (or what ever color the cut image is)
4) Ladybug Crafts Ink #37 - flowers
5) Hand Stamped Sentiment -fall

This is the third challenge for the Crafters Digital Art Center for the part three of the progressive challenge. I also love this image as it's quite whimsical, I put this in the vintage and autumn/fall challenge because of the clothing. I thought he had a detective look so I had this stamp from Club Scrap and that fit perfect. What a strange fellow but love him. Love the vintage looking colors and papers.

Paper: TE card base, DCWV.. Ink: Memento brown, Ranger shabby shutter, wild homey, Quick Quote mocha mama.. Stamp: nicecrane digi, club scrap.. Accessories: Spellbinder die, corner rounder, seam binding that I spritzed with brown/marshmallow, Pizzaz a plenty half pearl, flowers, Copics

Friday September 16, 2011

One card 4 challenges... There are three views of this card as it's kind of a tri fold.

1) CDAC progressive challenge #3
2) Ladybug Crafts Ink - 37 flowers
3) Play date Cafe 99 - purple/yellow/white
4) Stamps R Us - friendship

this is the second image I chose from the progressive challenge at Craft Digital Art Center .. I felt like she was tell something with that look so chose this sentiment. I used a tri fold for the card base.
Paper: Club scrap.. Ink: Ranger dusty concord, Black memento.. Stamp: liastamp2 digi, club scrap words... Accessories: Spellbinder, PTI, MS punch, bling, brad, copics..

Friday September 16, 2011 Clean and Simple FTL 156 sketch One card 8 challenges (woo hoo)
1) Clean and Simple sketch 156
2) Hand Stamped Sentiments - Fall
3) Moving Along With The Times -116 Sparkle
4) Paper Take - Wings
5) Ladybug Crafts Ink - Flowers 37
6) CDAC progressive challenge round three - Fall/Autumn
7) Flutter By Wednesday anything goes 171
8) Digistamps4joy - Fall

This is the third round in the progressive challenge at Crafters Digital Art Center using the images they supply out of 5 images I chose three this time. This is the first one I did. I love the look of the sunflower. The butterfly looks a lot better in person, the blues/purples really come out of the sparkle but the camera just did not pick up but the sparkle. I also cut it out and layered it on top of the other one. The clouds I did with a template that I made years ago out of some x-ray film.. Just cutting it into cloud strip so you just move it around sponge the color on. I like the effect.

Paper: TE card base, DCWV.. Ink: Ranger broken china, Quick Quote green with envy, Memento black... Stamp: Just Inkedlined digi, words? old stamp... Accessories: stickles, glitter, bling, copics

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday September 11, 2011 Card Sketch at Moving Along With The Times #115 (again I can not upload the sketch. I tired on another one today and I'm having issues with some sites. sorry) You can see the sketch at the link provided.

I did another cute image from Mo Manning digital pencil site. Her drawings are so cute.. With today being 9-11-11 I felt this would be a great card to make.

Paper: Club Scrap, K& Co.. Ink: Ranger wild honey.. Stamp: Mo Manning digi, Verve American hero.. Accessories: Spellbinder die, Marvy punch, Copics.

Sunday September 11, 2011

Card Patterns sketch 132
One card and TWO challenges.. 1) Card Patterns sketch 132
2) Our Creative Corner - wonderful window with a die

I knew I wanted to use this vellum quote so needed a long card but bummer that I was having a hard time keeping it big enough but small enough to go through the big shot. I really had to cut it down as those machines are not that wide. But I used the spellbinder and cut the window and then glued in the vellum quote. It looked quite plain behind so I took the stamp set from Gina K and did some soft flowers behind them to give a silhouette look. I was quite pleased with the way it came out. Just bummed that I had to loose the width length so much for the die to work. I think now that I see it I should of lightly sponged window opening so it gave some depth. But its made and I do like it.
Paper: Club Scrap, Quick Quote vellum saying.. Ink: various colors for the butterflies, Color box chestnut roan.. Stamp: Gina K botanicals.. Accessories: SU butterfly die, Viva pearl pen.

Sunday September 11, 2011

One card two challenges.. Top Tip Tuesday - Easel card
and a tip: when making a card no matter what size see if you can make the background paper part of the design like I cut this so the bugs would show looking like they are crawling on the wall and she pulled one off and an embellishment one is in her fingers.
The other challenge is for Simon Says - using multi fold card I think the easel card is consider a multi folded card.
I don't often make Halloween cards but I do have the papers and the stamps so I made a card. I used a bug that I got in a package of assorted bugs for when I had some brass little lizards on a wall in my house and I glued a bug to the wall so it looked like the lizard was going for it. At the time it was cute but that is gone. I still have the lizards they are awesome but they are on shelves vs. walls. Hay ya like the green wart on her nose?
Paper: recollection, SU lovely lilac.. Stamp: Visual image, Mostly animals, Darcies.. Accessories: bug, flower out of stash, embossing powder, American Craft brads, Viva pearl pen, Copics.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday September 10, 2011

Play Date Cafe 98 color challenge card 4 challenges.. 1) Play Date Cafe #98 color challenge see link above
2) The Sweet Stop sketch SSS125 challenge
(I could not get the sketch to download kept saying error??)
3) DYSU #36 Texture (I used cork, glitter,embossing folder)
4) Flutter By Wednesday #170 anything goes.. must include either a butterfly, fairy or angel..

I had another butterfly I wanted to use but it just wouldn't work with the sketch (sorry sketch is not posted) and so had to use this one which I like also but the other one was full wings and big too big. I also used cork as a texture. I love the look of the cork I am glad it did not fall apart when put it through the die cut and also to get all those little punch outs out. The words are from Club scrap. I had subscribed to them for a couple of years so I have a LOT of words, saying already done just to be used.
Paper: Club scrap, DCWV.. Ink: Memento black.. Stamp: Marks of distinction..Accessories: scrap ribbon, Viva pearl pen, glitter, cork, PTI die, embossing folders, Copics..

Saturday September 10, 2011 Challenge at DP2 - Mo Manning .... Boy Attitude..
Does this kid have an attitude or what? He is just having one of those days? I think we can all feel this way and wish we could lay down and throw a fit. I know I have those days... Paper: TE card base, My Minds Eyes Stells Rose, Club Scrap.. Ink: Ranger wild honey.. Stamp: Mo Manning digi, words?? not sure who they are from.. Accessories: Spellbinder, Viva pearl pen, SU punch, scrap ribbon, Copics. I also entered this into PaperTake Weekly - anything goes challenge.
Stamp Something - anything

Friday, September 09, 2011

Saturday September 19, 2011 Unscripted Sketches week challenge Piggyback add on is to use numbers somewhere on the sketch Being on the design team for Unscripted Sketches this is my card to inspire you to play along with us. We would love to have you join in the weekly challenge.
You can make a card, scrapbook page, bag, wall hanging.. anything. Come on ..lets see what you can do..
Paper: club scrap.. Ink: QQ green with envy, purple passion, verry berry.. Stamps: SU easy elegance, King rubber words.. Accessories: TE buttons, bakers twine, paper hole reinforce stickers with various Ranger inks sponged over and random small stamp designs on them. (they are behind the buttons), glitter, embossing folder.

Saturday September 10, 2011

I am the guest designer at Bugaboo/Catch the bug AND the biggest fan which there was an article on me to those who subscribe.. What a nice feeling to be chosen. As you know I love Love LOVE bugaboo digis they are so cute and whimsical always fun to play with.. This is the card I made for this weeks challenge.. Feeling Punchy ...
You can use dies/punches to make your card. It was fun trying to figure what to use.
I used both dies and punches to make my card. I thought since she was in a cocktail glass with olives she needed olives on the card so I took a two different size circle punches and made the olives. think it made a difference. Of course a Bugaboo/Catch the bug digi.. Stella. Papers: Club Scrap, BG off beat, SU kraft.. Ink: Quick quote bloody mary, green with envy, blue hawaiian, Ranger peeled paint, vintage photo... Image: Bugaboo Stella... Accessories: MS punch, EK punch, Marvy punch, Spellbinder die, Sizzix die, color pencils, glitter pen, Pink Paislee letters...
Also the Spotted Chick using kraft challenge.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Tuesday September 6, 2011 CardPatterns sketch Sketch challenge 131 at card Patterns and Digistamps4joy fall color card I am trying to use dies and stamps that I have not used in awhile. I also tried to use some scraps of dies like the flowers that did not work on other cards they were meant for.. So lucky it worked for this card.. I save ever thing..not a hoarder but a frugal organized crafter.. Paper: TE kits papers, DCWV.. Ink: Color box chestnut roan, alabaster... Stamp: PTI all booked up, Mat 3 collection.. Accessories: PTI mat 3, flower die, BG brad, EK die, leaf die, TH swirl die, bakers twine, Viva pearl..

Tuesday September 6, 2011 Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.. #83
Clean and Simple

Well this card is for sure simple. I made a lot of these flowers months ago in different colors and just put them in a container and saved for that "when ever card"..well this is the "what ever" card I needed it for. I am not a pink fan but I do love pink and brown together..
Paper: from TE club kit, brown from Club Scrap (in real life it has a nice floral swirl design in it that tone on tone- sorry photo did not pick it up).. Ink: Color box chestnut roan.. Stamp: PTI think big, polka dot basic.. Accessories: PTI mat 1, flower die, chipped glass, pearl, corner rounder.

Tuesday September 6, 2011 The Pink Elephant sketch

One card 5 challenges...1) The Pink Elephant #25

2) Tiddly Inks - Fall #64 challenge

3) Ladybug Crafts Ink Anything goes

4) Digistamps4joy fall colors

5) Stamp with fun autumn

Well this is the last day of my vacation... I have really enjoyed being off work, I did a lot of cards as you'll see below and I have two more to post after this one.. We also picked a lot of apples from our trees and made applesauce /frozen..Made 8 loaves zucchini bread and 2 loaves of banana bread and did lots of other things around the house..I I love being home.. Anyhow this is a card for the three above challenges..

Paper: Cosmo Cricket wanted, Club scrap.. Ink: Memento black.. Stamp: Tiddlyink digi, PTI word...Accessories: SU punch, old silk flower, recollection mulberry leaves, embossing folder, Pizzaz half pearls, Copics..

Monday, September 05, 2011

Monday September 5, 2011 This bookmark is for the challenge that is going on for this September month.. CDAC Progressive challenge

This is an image that was supplied (I used another image in a blog post few cards down for same challenge) and the theme is back to school.. I made a book mark for this challenge.. Paper: DCWV.. Stamp: digi from Jens digi stamps.. Accessories: Copics... I kept it quite flat and with out embellishments beings it's for a book mark and did not want marks on the next page...

Monday September 5, 2011 I{heart}2 stamp sketch Sketch challenge at I{heart}2Stamp I wanted this card to be nice and bright and so I picked some colors that I liked then figured out the stamp..Was fun to figure where to put them once the image was chosen. Paper: Club scrap, SU rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie, American craft happy go lucky... Ink: Ranger peeled paint, spiced marmalade, Memento black... Stamp: Taylored Expressions VW feelin groovy... Accessories: Spellbinder, corner rounder, embossing folder, Pizzaz a plenty half pearls, PTI buttons, floss, TE bling, words-flowers Club scrap, Copics..