Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday October 30, 2011

Oh my I love this little image. Digi at Catch the bug
called winter bird & friend.. I think it just the cutest.. of course I have been saying that all month long on these Catch the bug digis.. I am guest designer for Oct/Nov in case your new to my site and so I have been using a lot of these images..

This card is for the following challenges..
1) The sweet stop SSS77 sketch
2) one sketch at a time - christmas
3) ribbon girls - christmas
4) alota rubber #69 -christmas
5) paper crafting journal #22 -digi
6) aud sentiments - anything goes
7) charisma cardz #43 -anything goes
8) paper pretties #177 - embellishments

paper: dcwv, club scrap.. ink: quick quote blue hawaiian, memento black.. stamp: catch the bug winter bird & friend, pti words.. accessories: brad, stickles, mullberry flower, spellbinder, my could template, copics.

Sunday October 30, 2011

Another darling image -bj butterfly-from Catch the bug..
I remember when I was a lot younger collecting caterpillars and waiting from them to turn into butterflies. I couldn't wait to use this - I just got it.. Isn't it fun.
I entered this card into challenges:
1) card pattern #139 sketch
2) scrap creations - digi
3) paper crafting journal #22 -digi
4) charisma cardz #43 -anything goes
5) aud sentiments #40 -anything goes

paper: my minds eye.. ink: quick quote, memento.. stamp: bj butterfly catch the bug, words? old stamp, pti leaf.. accessories: glitter, pti die, corner rounder, pizzaz a plenty bling, bakers twine, copics.

Sunday October 30, 2011

Well I had to do this fine lady another Catch the bug digi this is Ruby presents.. Isn't she too cute. Sassy lady and all. I had to make a Christmas card using her.
This card is for the challenges at:
1) spotted chick - kraft
2) paper crafting journey #22- any digi
3) charisma cardz #43 -anything goes
4) alota rubber #69 -christmas
5) ribbon girls - christmas
6) scrap creations - digi
7) one stitch at a time - christmas

paper: dcwv, club scrap.. ink: versa mark, quick quote.. stamp: catch the bug ruby presents, su jumbo wheel stamp.. accessories: spellbinder, ribbon scrap, taylored expressions leaf die, cut out flowers from designer paper, copics, corner rounder

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday October 29, 2011

I think I am getting a little better at doing easel cards. I only had to put the front page on two times before I got it right.. duh to me.. I have to remember the tape should go on the base of the flap not all over the back of the front..lets just say the back of the card that shows has a nice designer paper on it so I wouldn't have to try to get the tape off.. all in all its great. Again another cute catch the bug digi sweet birdday (I am guest designer for Oct/Nov)

This card is for the following challenges:
1) crop stop -unique folds #43
2) paper pretties - embellishments PWC177
3) card makin mamas - die cuts #32
4) our creative corner -fancy folds

paper: dcwv, club scrap.. ink: ranger, memento, versa mark.. stamp: su wheel, sweet birdday catch the bug, pti happy birthday, other words not sure who? ..accessories: mft die, pti dies, spellbinder dies, brads, copics
front view

Saturday October 29, 2011

Oh my what a fun card. I love the brightness of it. Another cute catch the bug digi What new parent wouldn't love this card..
This card is for challenges at:
1) Clean and Simple-sketch FTL164
2) ladybug crafts ink - oh baby #43
3) card makin mamas - die cuts/ cut it up #32

paper: club scrap, sassafras.. ink: ranger, color box.. stamp: akv stork-catch the bug, inkidinkado.. accessories: brad, spellbinder, my cloud template, copics.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Saturday October 29, 2011

Catch the bug challenge using the photo on their blog as inspiration
This little image is witch in the kid section of their store - she is a digi and so cute.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
1) if the shoe fits -halloween #94
2) for fun - halloween
3) sisterhood of crafters - halloween
4) paper penny #65 halloween
5) stampin royalty - halloween
6) top tip tuesday with a TIP
7) Frosted Designs -

TIP: when you cut out the image going close to the black line of the image you will always have a little white showing.. Take a black marker and go around the outline of the image so that it covers the white then it looks like you have a closer cut.. cleans it up really nice. On this one I did that but also glued her to the black background and cut around that so it's hard to see but the darker black is the cut image.
paper: recollection.. stamp: witch bugaboo/catch the bug.. accessories: stickers -boo, copics

Saturday October 29, 2011

Unscripted Sketch challenge #130 This is my card that for the sketch at Unscripted Sketches
I thought it was time for a Get Well Soon card. This was fun coming up with the colors for the challenge and I thought the middle design needed a colored butterfly vs. the black one that is included on the stamp image. It kind of gives a shadow look.. I like it.. I'm on the design team so cant submit it but I will find others to fit it into..I hope. I also hope you play along we would like to see what you come up with. Please copy the sketch the best you can and make a project and submit it over at Unscripted sketches.
Entered in Frosted Designs -
paper: bg.. ink: memento.. stamp: taylored expression.. accessories: spellbinder, ms punch

Friday October 28, 2011

Holy cow! isn't this the cutest... This is the freebie over at Catch the bug for freebie Friday.. How darling. I thought she looked like a love sick cow. This just in - Jodie is holding a 50% off all fall and Halloween images this weekend only! No coupons needed discount will be taken off at check out!!! Time to stock up!
challenges I entered:
1) paper shelter anything goes
2) simon says anything goes
3) party time tues #39 anything goes
4) make it monday #60
5) aud sentiments #40

paper: te, debbie mumm.. ink: broken china ranger.. stamps: holy cow catch the bug, i love you dots.. accessories: su punchs, copics, crystal effects, stickles, corner chomper

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday October 27, 2011

Challenge time again and I made a card for my grandson who will be three in December.. I know he wont appreciate it as much as I did making it but what do you expect when they are three. It's all about the present not the card.. I think this came out so cute.

This card is for:
1) paper take wednesday sketch
2) play date cafe - #105 using kraft/taupe- flesh-blue
3) moving along with the times #122 no girls allowed
4) spotted chick #55 us kraft

paper: kraft, cosmo cricket, sassafras, dcwv, club scrap.. ink: ranger broken china, vintage photo, black /brown memento.. stamp: wo cupcake catch the bug digi, pti just the ticket.. accessories: sassafras flower, pti die, spellbinder, embossing folder, copics

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday October 26, 2011

I don't often make Thanksgiving cards so thought since the theme at Hand Stamped Sentiment was giving thanks, it did not have to be all pilgrim, pumpkin pie and all so I made it a thanks for all you do and used fall colors for the flowers and the swag of acorns. The card design is the sketch from The Pink Elephant.. this is also for some anything goes challenges.. 5 challenges..
1) the pink elephant sketch #122
2) hand stamped sentiment #90 give thanks
3) inky impressions -anything goes
4) simon says -anything goes
5) paper shelter #37 -anything goes

papers: te, bg.. ink: shabby shutters, black memento.. stamp: scene it ladybug from Catch the bug, and psx..accessories: copics

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Boy there are a lot of Halloween challenges out there - be it theme, colors -purple, green, orange and black and then there are the anything goes challenges and I put this one on a sketch challenge.. So this card is for 10- challenges and it could climb.. I have not checked out all of the sites I love to play in.
Another darling Catch the bug --Boo halloween digi image. papers from recollection, mft die, su die, ranger ink, embossing folder, copics
1) stamp with fun sketch
2) paper pretties monday #12
3) flutter by wednesday #77
4) stampin' royalty #95
5) paper shelter #37
6) inky impression #30
7) simon says
8) top tip tuesday with a tip:

TIP: when you use your dies keep the negative part of the die as you can get some unusual cuts.. I used the negative part of the die from the fence (I had cut the fence in orange then did not like it so cut it green) I used the orange negative part on the left side of my card off polka dots.

9) DYSP #43 halloween

10) For Fun Challenge - halloween

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday October 25, 2011

It's Tuesday so over at Catch the bug It's time for a new release. This is Faith Block. Sweet huh? I like that it's all in one little package, image and sentiment the whole works. Head over to the store and see what else Catch the bug has.

Challenge at Party Time Tuesday #39 Anything goes
Challenge at Make it Monday #60 - open

paper: broken china.. stamp: faith block..accessories: half pearls, ribbon, copics

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday October 23, 2011

Challenge at Southern Girls - using polka dots / stripes.. Gee remember when you were growing up you shouldn't wear stripes or polka dots together like a polka dot blouse with a strip skirt.. well when it comes to our cards it looks awesome I love mixing patterns it really brings interest to the cards. I guess maybe it's on a smaller body (card) vs. human body.. LOL
This card is also for 4 Crafty Chicks - marker it up #60
Challenge Make it Monday #60 - open

paper: october afternoon.. stamp: kidlets girl image/catch the bug.. accessories: copics, jellibean bakers twine.

Sunday October 23, 2011

This card is for two challenges: Both are vintage themes, I have a folder with quite a few old vintage clip art photos and I've never really used any of them. Well it was fun looking at all those gorgeous images and being's they bring back memories... not that I am that old BUT I do remember things like this.. hum But it was fun working on this card.
Moving Along -vintage
Friendship's Garden - vintage and no stamped item as focal point..

paper: recollection, club scrap.. accessories: pti die, ribbon, ms punch, viva pearl pen, cloth button, vintage photo

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saturday October 22, 2011

Catch the bug challenge - Home coming dance/school colors Well I went to two different High Schools, first one was Lincoln Hi in Seattle and the school colors are black and red.. then our boundary changed and I went to Ingraham Hi and those colors were gray and blue.. Well I like black and red better so that is what I chose.. This is another darling image from Catch the bug.. Margaret is almost as sassy as Stella I love all their images all have a different feel.. Check out the digi store and see what you think.
This card is also for the challenge at Our Creative Corner - faces Who doesn't love Margaret's face?..

This card is also for 4 Crafty Chicks-marker it up #60

This card is also for the challenge at Top Tip Tuesday- Layer it up

Tip: When you just can not find the right ribbon - layer the ribbons so you get the effect you really want. I put the black and white gingham on top of the solid red. We all seem to have a large stash of ribbons, make it work for you.

paper: dcwv, club scrap.. ink: ranger brick red, vintage photo.. stamps: catch the bug margaret, su little background dots.. accessories: pti flower die, ribbon scraps, buttons, copics, spellbinder die.

Saturday October 22, 2011 Unscripted Sketches #129 Here is the card I made using the Unscripted Sketches challenge sketch #129 Beings I am on the design team I can not play along but I hope you come along and play with us. We would love to see what you come up with and I love seeing what you do and visiting your blogs and seeing what other cards you have made. So get to crafting and lets see what you come up with. This is quite a simple sketch so many opportunities to make those stamps/paper/embellishments work.. Lets see

This card is for the challenge at Flutter by Wednesday's - open

paper: dcwv.. ink: black memento.. stamps: su simple something, wonderful words.. accessories: te bling, ms punch, copics

Friday October 21, 2011

Over at Catch The Bug we (I'm the guest designer for Oct-Nov if you haven't heard :) have joined this week with The Greeting Farm and made "case" card and so you must check out the happenings at TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Blog for their sketch challenge.
This is the card I made using Hugh TGF image and assorted papers. the die is from MFT and copics.

This card is also for the challenge at Top Tip Tuesday: Layer it up

TIP: When adding designer paper with a design on it, go ahead and run it through an embossing folder as I did the star paper I ran it through a star embossing folder (but it could be any design) it just gives an extra texture to an already pretty paper. I then lightly dusted it with an ink pad to bring out some of the embossed area.

Friday October 21, 2011

This is another darling freebie over at Catch the bug
Bugaboo Critters.. Isn't she cute?? I decided again to use the background paper letting it set the scene and then I colored the little critter image and cut her out and added the words from eureka stamps and wa-la you have a simple - pretty cute if I must say card. Head over to Catch the bug and get this free image.. Look in the store for more darling images.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday October 19, 2011

This card is for the challenge at For Fun Challenges doing the Catch a bug image and challenge of no purple, black or orange. So I chose red, green and brown.. Image is a catch the bug Vampire.. colors by copics. Papers recollection background.

Also challenge at Inky Impressions - Halloween

Also challenge at Card Makin Mama - Halloween

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday October 18, 2011

Another great new release at Catch the bug cold hands warm heart.. If you have not checked out the store or the blog at Catch The Bug you must, you don't know what your missing. This card was very easy to make as I let the background paper do the work and just added JJ snowflake to the card along with some snowflakes from mft and the stamp message from pti, few stickles for some shine. easy peasy.

This card is also for the challenge at If the shoe fits - female power sure JJ snowflake fits in there..

And for challenge at Little Claire's Designs - Christmas #14

And for challenge at Stamps R US - natures gift

And for challenge at Make it Monday #59 anything goes

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday October 17, 2011

Sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop - using the sketch and let's recycle - For this darling Stella card I used as a recycle the pop pull tabs & the flowers are from some old silk flowers my mom had. When she passed away I couldn't throw them away so I brought them home and took them apart and put them in a jar in the craft room. Perfect time to use them the leaves are also from some silk flowers torn apart.
Another cute image from Catch the bug Stella -peekers retirement.. but I used the words as if she was still working... What a funny lady her and Gus are my all fav's.

Challenge at Make it monday #59 anything goes

paper: crate paper, club scrap, taylored expressions.. ink: quick quote green tea, ranger wild honey.. stamp: catch the bug stella retirement, words.. accessories: spellbinder, buttons, viva pearl pen, ribbon scraps, old silk flowers taken apart, pop pull tabs, copics

Monday October 17, 2011

Card Pattern sketch challenge #137..
I chose to use this cute little Dog gone it's digi image from Catch the bug.. Who wouldn't love a little dog like this? I love my little four legged kids they show so much love and bring such a big smile to me as this little guy does.
Also for challenge at The Paper Shelter#35 - We love animals

And for challenge at Make it monday #59 anything goes

paper: pressed petals, club scrap.. ink: ranger tattered glass, memento black.. stamp: catch the bug dog gone it, words inkadinkado.. accessories: pti die, scrap ribbon, button, copics.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday October 16, 2011

Another card for the Progressive challenge at Crafters digital art center cdacpc5, jsl
challenge at Southern Girls - slugs-snails-puppy dog tails

I love this little guy and thought he needed to be in the sky and what better land scape but Seattle.. I love this stamp beings I am from Washington State and use to live up there but now live sw Washington in the quiet country.. I am pleased how this came out. Cute little digi stamp.

paper: tues morning card base, october afternoon.. ink: memento black.. stamp: love you to bits seattle, words?, digi jsl.. accessories: embossing white powder, copics, stickles

Sunday October 16, 2011

Challenge time again:
1) Clean and Simple FTL 162 sketch
2) Play Date Cafe - rust, teal, lavender color theme -
3) Sisterhood of Crafters Happy Birthday -

Oh my I love these colors I love my coffee too ; ) Fun card to make.

paper: club scrap, su, october afternoon.. ink: black memento, ranger sugar.. stamp: catch the bug coffee cups, verve saying, rubber cafe happy birthday.. accessories: copics, glitter pen.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday October 15, 2011

This is another card for round five of the Progressive challenge at Crafters Digital Art Center this is cdacpc5, smc and to use the color wheel. I king of stayed in the warm colors. Isn't this little turkey darling. I had this word stamp for many many years so I have no idea where it came from but isn't it perfect?

challenge for:
1) crafters digital art center
2) deconstructed jen sketch #23
3) The Pink Elephant - color fall inspiration photo -
4) Stamps R Us fall/autumn -

paper: cosmo cricket-wanted, pti black memento, ranger vintage photo.. stamp: smc image, and words? accessories: stickles, su punches, copics.

Saturday October 15, 2011

1) Inky Impressions - sketch and season - I chose breast cancer season as it seems to go into all seasons.
2) Hand Stamped Sentiment - breast cancer pink-
3) Papertake weekly - get into shape using 3 different shapes -
4) Flutter by Wednesday - scrappy -
5) Digistamps4joy - supporting breast cancer-

OK I think I hit all the requirements. I kind of stretched the seasons one but really breast cancer awareness is for sure something that is seasonal. We all should be aware men - women and take care to get tested. Stella for sure should make you listen, isn't she a hoot.

paper: basic gray, and scraps of different papers for leaves, butterfly, circles.. ink: qq pink cheek, green tea.. stamps: stella /catch the bug .. accessories: ms punchs, spellbinder dies, copics, viva pearl pen

Friday, October 14, 2011

Saturday October 15, 2011

Bugaboo/Catch the bug challenge .. Animal Antics This is another great new image at Catch the bug I love this elephant silhouette look. My father loved elephants and so this card means a lot to me as he has been gone for some years now and it brought comfort making this card..
I kind of kept it natural with the wood grain stamp and leaves. Little bling to balance it out.
Join Catch the bugs challenge, let's see what you come up with for your Animal Antic card..

paper: su black, certainly celery, scrap orange, gp white.. ink: color box, quick quote bloody mary.. stamp: catch the bug elephant silhouette, pti harvest leaf, pti wood grain ... accessories: pti harvest berry die, corner chopper, pizzaz a plenty half pearls, glitter pens.

Saturday October 15, 2011 Unscripted Sketch challenge...with a piggyback to use fabric Unscripted Sketch challenge and piggy back to use fabric Since I am on the design team for Unscripted Sketches I can not play along.. how sad I love this card but at least I can show it on my blog and hope that you all will join us at Unscripted Sketches as I'd love to see what you can come up with using the above sketch. Play along, it's quite simple and fun and you get a beautiful card that you made your self. How simple is that ; )

DYSU use scraps#41 -

paper: te card base, scraps of other papers.. ink: memento black, quick quote blue hawaii, bloody mary, green tea, su melon mambo... stamp: best kind of friend, wonderful words... accessories: hearts, fabric (the lower half of card), embossing folders

Friday October 14, 2011 Free image at Catch the bug

OH my how cute is this little "brats" girl from Catch the bug She is free, now you got to love that. Head over and download her save her to a folder and you can get a free zip download program which is super easy to use and then you have this darling image to work with. copy and paste her into a blank page like word, size her and print her out and make a darling card. There are directions on Catch the bug what to do and Utube is great on what to do.(this is for any newby's who have never used digis) I thought she was too cute to make to scarey so I just let the background paper give the look. She is so cute.

This card is also for the challenges at
1) Card Makin Mamas - Halloween

2) Stamp Royalty - fall

3) Stamps R US - fall

4) Simon Says -goth/halloween

5) Top Tip Tues - using background paper

TIP: When using an image for a card try to give it a base, for this little girl so she did not look like she was just floating on the page I gave her a little base using a scrap of paper and a punch to go with the theme. This way she looks anchored.

paper: recollections, su ... image: bugaboo brats halloween.. accessories: copics, half pearls, ms punch

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday October 11, 2011

Catch the bug has a new image "make it snappy" this darling Merry Christmoose.. Is'nt he the cutest I just love the look on his face. Check out the store for more darling images.

paper: my minds eye .. stamp: bugaboo merry christmoose.. accessories: ribbon, copics, glittter pens.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Sunday October 9, 2011

One card two challenges... The Sweet Stop sketch challenge SSS 129
Hand Stamped Sentiments SSS 87 using colors cherry cobbler, night of navy, pumpkin pie...

What fun colors and the sketch took them good. I was able to make it work and love the way it came out. Lots of fun going on with this card. The image BHK cupcake from Catch the bug is a real sweet heart.

paper: my minds eye, su night of navy, pumpkin pie, scraps of other papers.. ink: qq bloody mary, green tea, color box chestnut roan.. stamps: BHK cupcake catch the bug, pti just the ticket.. accessories: pti dies, viva pearl pen, sizzix embossing folder, copics

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Saturday October 8, 2011

This card is for three challenges..
1) sketch challenge at Some Odd Girls
2) Moving Along With The Times #119 - Autumn leaves
3) Our Creative Corner old olive, lt blue, cajun, chocochip colors

I am not ready for fall but here in the Pacific Northwest we are sure getting it and fast. It's been cold, wet and very fall. It was fun making this card even though it's not my favorite time of the year.

paper: te, cosmo cricket, scraps of other papers.. Ink: quick quote, memento.. Stamp: pti leaf print and die.. Accessories: mft die, pti die, ms punch, bling,.

Saturday October 8, 2011

My challenge card for 6 different challenges...
1) Simon Says - sparkle/bling
2) Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes...
3) Digistamps4joy #29 - Think pink for Breast Cancer
4) Inky Impressions #27 - Monochromatic /Support Breast Cancer
5) Penny's Paper /crafty challenge#63 -Anything goes..
6) Touched by a Butterfly - Link up for pink/ Breast Cancer awareness

Another darling image from Catch the bug this is Beth. I have not used her image and thought with this month being Breast Cancer month it's the perfect time. Please if you have not had a mammogram this year get one scheduled. We all need to be aware and take care of ourselves. This is for men and women we need to be aware and believe, and work for a cure.

paper: cosmo cricket, te paper.. Ink: quick quotes, memento.. Stamp: bugagoo beth, ? word.. Accessories: te bling, scrap ribbon, craft store heart, su punch, stickles, copics

Friday, October 07, 2011

Saturday October 8, 2011

Catch the Bug challenge Trick or Treat Look at this darling Halloween image. I love the look. Silhouette - what a fun image. It's a digi at Catch the Bug check out the store or enter any card for the Trick or Treat challenge.

This card is also for the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters - Silhouette

paper: SU, DCWV, GP.. Ink: QQ.. Stamp: Bugaboo/Catch the bug digi.. Accessories: copics, cut out bat, Ranger enamel black, half pearls.

Saturday October 8, 2011 Unscripted Sketch challenge

Please join us this week for the challenge at Unscripted Sketches This is my card to tempt you. Let's see what you come up with, head on over and grab the sketch or copy this sketch and enter your card at the link above.

This card is also for the challenge at DYSU #40 - Browns..

I plan to send this to my son who's birthday is the 17th of October. I think he will like this I thought it came out nice and being's its tough to get a male card I thought it's quite male.

paper: SU, Club Scrap, Bazzell.... Ink: Versa Mark.. Stamp: PTI.. Accessories: Embossing folders, scrap of ribbon.

Friday October 7, 2011

It's finally Friday and look what is FREE over at Catch the Bug / Bugaboo This darling image.. Isn't he the cutest.. He is a "need to get" for those boy cards I decided to use him for a birthday card but he could be used for other occasions. Check out the store at Catch the bug if you click on the image it will open up other images and you will see a slew of other darling images in that line/theme. Just take my word for it there is something over there you'll love.. They are cheap but hay this one is FREE so head on over..

paper: dcwv, club scrap.. Ink: quick quote, memento black, color box... Stamp: Catch the bug Wizard kid, pti words...Accessories: spellbinder die, sizzix die, glitter pens, copics