Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday February 27, 2012 New release Windflower / Rainbow Graffiti

It's new release day at Paper Pretties and challenge..
Another cute two images and sentiments for this weeks release. I hope you get a chance to visit the store and play along in the challenge.. Visit the design team at the link above and get some great inspiration.

As soon as I saw the new image I knew I had to do the Rainbow Graffiti image as I had the perfect paper.. I really kept it simple and let the papers pretty much do the work, I love when that happens.
challenges: party time tuesday #57 atg
make it monday - atg

recipe: paper pretties image and words, k&co, gp, bazzill, copics, te die, embossing folder, quick quote ink

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday February 25, 2012 Today Catch the bug is sponsoring the challenge at

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday challenge Theme CARDS FOR MEN and Gus is the man I used and made him into a Fathers day card.. it'll be here before you know it so thought good time to start now..

I love the Gus image he goes with Stella and you know I love her.. I hope you get a chance to play along at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle .. let's see those men cards..
allsorts #143 ATG
creative card crew #4 masculine -
craft us crazy - favorite w/digi
dream valley - just for men

recipe: gus fishing /catch the bug..words pti, pti die, mft die, button hook, copics, glossy accents, dcwv travel stack, su kraft, quick quote ink, memento ink.

Saturday February 25, 2012 New challenge at Catch the bug this one with a twist - 'HEARTS-LACE-PEARLS' This should be fun I don't often use lace so that was a challenge but I did it. I can't wait to see what y'all come up with.

I used a lot of scraps, I had this paper from a couple years ago just a small scrap and you know paper crafters we just know some day well use it.. will that day came and I used it.. same with the lace it was a scrap. I knew saving that day would come.. at least I'm pretty organized so know where those things are. ; )
challenge: moving along with the times -lots of layers
4 crafty chicks #78 photo inspiration
paper crafting journey #3 make it cute
totally gorjuss - lace
sentimental sunday #91 - pearls and lace
creatalicious challenges #31 - lace

recipe: catch the bug pl balloon, dot's words, scrap paper, scrap lace, mft heart die, spellbinder, copics, pizzaz a plenty half pearls, quick quote ink, ranger

Saturday February 25, 2012 Welcome to another week over at Unscripted Sketches sketch challenge.. this is a fun sketch and I hope you get a chance to play along. Visit the link above and see some great design team inspirations and visit their blogs along the way.

This card really brought a great smile the whole time I was working on my card and I got this new fence die from PTI and had to use it.. The image is from Catch the bug Stella, she is a hoot.. I think we all have a stella in us somewhere and can identify with her.. This sketch the background paper has flowers on it and I kind of wanted it to look like a garden behind the fence but with the sentiment and all it kind of got covered up but I really like how it came out. challenges:
play date cafe #120 blue/orange/green
moving along with the times -lots of layers
cutie pie #12 flowers

recipe: stella -catch the bug, pti words, boot, fence, flower.. bg brad, club scrap, su, ranger ink, basic gray papers, copics.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday February 24, 2012
Freebie Friday Catch the bug

Good morning and Happy Freebie Friday at Catch The Bug We have darling boo baby peeker .. I thought she looked like "what's up?" she has that innocent but humm up to something look. I remember it well with my kids.. I hope you check out the other design team members and see what fun ways they made their cards/projects.
challenge: make it monday -#77 ATG
stamps r us - ATG
love to create #3 - ATG
the sisterhood of crafters - use digi stamp
inky impressions - bright colors

recipe: boo baby peeker - catch the bug, words -rubber baby buggy bumpers, su, dcwv, scraps, stickles, su brad, copics, su die, mft die, spellbinder die.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday February 21, 2012

Tuesday and you know what that means.. New release day at Catch the bug.. We have strawberry kidz and sentiment.. whooo hoooo..

Nice bright colors and so ready for spring to come and thanks to those warm states we still enjoy strawberries in our grocery stores all year long.. I love fruit.. She is so cute with that basket of strawberries.. and the sentiment comes with the image.
challenges: ladybug crafts - spring is in the air
crafty sentiments - two designer papers
sassy cheryl's digi - no embossing

recipe: strawberry kidz and sentiment, bizzell paper, scraps of designer papers, ribbon, copics, quick quote inks.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday February 20, 2012

It's Paper Pretties release day and challenge and there are two darling new set of images.. We have Monet with sentiments and Rosebud and sentiments. I hope you get a chance to play along and check out the rest of the design teams images.

I chose to use Rosebud for my card to tempt you to enter the challenge. I had a lot of fun with colors on this card and layers. Really fun image to work with being long and narrow image.

challenges: one stitch at a time- #101 digi or don't

catered crop -use red (red rose on my card)

sentimental sunday- #90 lets get sentimental

pile it on #8 - sending happiness
recipe: paper pretties image and words, bazzill, basic gray sweet threads, club scrap, su, spellbinder, embossing folder, pizzaz a plenty flowers, te leaf die, ribbon, copics

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday February 18, 2012

Another Saturday and a Sketch challenge at Catch the bug Oh the choices..I sure hope you get a chance to play along.. you could win some free digi's how sweet that could be huh.. come on play along, look at the design teams inspirations and lets see your card using the sketch below.

I thought this would be a cute image for my card and make it a get well card.. I'm loving the bright colors and against the yellow chick really looks good. The chicken soup image is a catch the bug image.. check out the store you'll find lots of cool images.. can even use the freebie Friday image from yesterday..hum just a thought.

moving along with the times - get well

if the shoe fits -#99 anything goes

shelly's images -anything goes

penny's paper crafty - anything goes

recipe:kitchen chicken soup /catch the bug, the girls paperie kitchen, pti words, viva pearl pens, quick quote ink, copics. spellbinder die

Saturday February 18, 2012 It's sketch challenge time at Unscripted Sketch I sure hope you get a chance to play along. This one has a twist..USE STITCHING.. any kind. I chose to use the sewing machine but you don't have to lets see what kind of stitching you come up with. Visit the design team for inspiration and leave some love on their blogs. We all love hearing your comments. Thanks for those who visit and leave me love.. I seldom use stitching but I have to say I love it. Instead of trying to make it even because if it wasn't it would drive me nuts.. but that is just me.. so I kind of went swirly giving it a wavy look.. I paper pieced the dress love the look.
challenge: the pink elephant 135- photo inspiration
make it monday - anything goes
paper crafting journey - cute
craft us crazy #21 -color/favorite embellishment

recipe: mft pure innocent image and words, su, stella rose my mind eye, ribbons, copics, pizzaz a plenty

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday February 17, 2012 Freebie friday at Catch the bug AKV Cowboy.. what a cute little guy..

I had to set him in a country setting so had some left over die cut stars and found this paper pad by Debbie Mumm (love her fabric when I use to quilt) so cut out the barn.. little jute and got me a cowboy card and a boy card too..

one stitch at a time #100 - anything goes
here come the boys #20 - song (my song is Yippee Ki Yay /artist Frank Sinatra)
dysu #59- layers
glitter geeks - boy-girl
card crafters circle die for -
shelly's images - anything goes

recipe: AKV cowboy catch the bug, words hero arts, paper-su and debbie mumm, jute, quick quote ink and stars, spellbinder, copics

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday February 14, 2012 Happy Valentine's day ..Hope everyone has a great day with their loved ones.. today is our 30th wedding anniversary.. awhhh... He is the love of my life and I have known my dh for 48 years.. we dated in high school but he lived in Oregon state and I live in Washington state so it was hard and after he moved to WA. we hooked up again and rest is history.. What a great supportive guy. He enables my craft/addiction to my craft. got to love that. Any how back to what is going on at Catch the bug.. new release day - Pig - quite a pink pig at that.. I kind of went crazy with the pink but love it.. I hope you get a chance to visit the Catch the bug store and also the design teams inspirations.. Lot's of cute pigs.

challenge: sentimental sundays - shape card #89
one stitch at a time - anything goes #100
digital tuesday #147 use your stash
stampin with the dragon #3 - photo inspiration
make it monday #76
stamps r us -anything goes
scrap creations - three layers
ladybug crafts - spring is in the air

recipe: catch the bug pig, words club scrap, american craft-happy go lucky, pti die, su punch, bg brad, copics, te die, spellbinder die, ranger ink, quick quote ink

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday February 13, 2012 New release day and challenge with a twist -use flowers.

Good morning it's the day for new release at Paper Pretties - Tea rose and Flourette and just in time for Valentine's day and having digi's they are instant gratification. I love that you can get digi's pretty much as soon as you buy them vs. waiting for FedX or UPS to come.. I love digi's for that reason and being able to size them to what I need at the time, plus now Paper Pretties have sentiments that go along with the image that is also a plus and again being able to size for that right punch or place to tuck a sentiment in.

Take a look at the design teams cards for inspiration and leave some love..we all love your comments.

Today I chose to use Flourette image and words.. This can be used for valentines day or a I'm sorry or just love.. I think she is so cute in the vase.. how funny. Don't forget the challenge is to use flowers..


the squirrel and fox #11 - valentine day

one stitch at a time #100 - anything goes

pile it on #7 heart felt thanks

stamps r us -anything goes

incy wincy #133 -a recipe/3 embellishments, 2 papers, 1 image

recipe: paper pretties image and words, my mind eye, black su, mft flower die, ms leaf die, buttons, spellbinder die, copics, quick quote

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday February 11, 2012

It's time for another challenge at Unscripted Sketches
This sketch was fun to work with.. I hope you get a chance to play along and visit the Unscripted Sketch blog and look see the design teams creations and visit their blogs and leave some love.

This is the fun card I made for the sketch challenge. Some times I feel this way at

pollycraft #126 chill out (she is chillin for sure)
allsotrs challenge wk 141 - free & easy make your own card element

recipe: catch the bug image and words mm life sucking, buttons, jute, ribbon, su wild wasabi, k&co.

Saturday February 11, 2012

Today's challenge is being sponsored by Catch the bug with Kenny K.. and photo color inspiration.. I have never used their images but got to say I had a great time using Brooklyn Beauty image by Kenny K. She turned out cute and I can see now after I have look at other images I need to change the mouth detail next time, but no matter I love the way she came out. Head over to Catch the bug and look at all the other design teams creations. Remember it's also a color inspiration challenge..

This is the Brooklyn Beauty by Kenny K. cute huh... She would make a cute valentines day card, she could go with quite a few sentiments.

challenge: glitter geek - to the one I love

frosted design - love is in the air

4 crafty chicks - love is in the air

crafty purple frog - flower power

recipe: mft die, pti die, spellbinder die, pti words, copics, quick quote ink, ranger ink, my minds eye paper, bg brad

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday - February 10, 2012

Catch the bug freebie Friday - Kidz girl cat Wow isn't this a cute free image..and there are more in the catch the bug shop. Please visit their blog and also see the other great cards/designs by our other team members. Leave them some love and have fun playing with the digi's.
For my little girl I thought she looked like she was missing her valentine love one so put the "miss you" saying but also the heart to know it's a loved one. So many of us have loved ones away at this time of the year and missing our little valentine love.

perfect sentiments - inspired with love
the sisterhood of crafters - valentines
for fun challenges - put a little love in your heart
pennys paper craft - love is in the air
crafting for all seasons - love is in the air
fab n funky - love is in the air

recipe: kidaz -catch the bug, words- gina k botanical, ek heart, spellbinder, mme brad, club scrap, su circle punch, copics, stickles, mme paper, quick quote ink

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Thursday February 9, 2012

It's challenge day over at C.R.A.F.T challenge being sponsored by Catch the bug.. Theme is "Valentines Day" Hope you play along and visit the DT creations to inspire you.

paper take weekly - anything goes
party time tues - valentine
scrap creations - valentine
ladybug crafts #53 - love me, love me not
crafty sentiments - lets get girly
clear it out - valentine with pink, red scraps
cupcake craft -red & pink
sassy cheryl's - be my valentine

recipe: little yellow bicycle cupcake love, club scrap, stella cupid-catch the bug, little black dress paper ribbon, glitter, rick rack, te leaf, mft die, time holtz die, copics, spellbinder die.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Tuesday February 7, 2012

Its new release today over at Catch the bug This cute little guy along with sentiment is Kidz card kit.. umm chocolate chip cookies yum right out of the oven the best. Love the sentiment that came with the digi, there is also another one and some papers..
challenge: paper take weekly -anything goes
party time tuesdays - valentine

recipe: kidz image and words catch the bug, su punch, mft die, spellbinder die, imaginsce apple cider papers, ribbon, copics

Tuesday February 7, 2012

Today Paper Pretties is sponsoring the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches I hope you get a chance to play along- this is a cool sketch.

This is my card for the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches using the sick puppy from Paper Pretties which was a January release.
challenge: paper take weekly - anything goes

simon says - animal antics

recipe: sick puppy and feel better -paper pretties, bark by inkadinkado, su punch, mft die, spellbinder die, ribbon, bg max and whiskers paper, brads, scraps paper, copics, glossy accents.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Monday February 6, 2012

It's Love To Create Challenge using this sketch and they are sponsored by Catch the bug With Valentine in the air had to use Mildred with her box of chocolate and I agree with her words
She is another cute image from Catch the bug. The circles in the left top corner are hole enforcer you get at the office supply stores, I stamped small images/words on them and then sponged with ranger inks while still on the sticky papers then I just use them when needed. I thought it kind of added a nice touch using the brown circle under and a half pearl in the center.


craft us crazy #20 - anything goes
inky impression -pearl and or bling
make it monday - anything goes

recipe: Mildred mexercise box of choco catch the bug, crate paper farm house, marvy punch, ek punch, reinforce circles, ranger ink, 1/2 pearls pizzaz a plenty, copics, mft die, spellbinder die, embossing folders.

Monday February 6, 2012

It's Monday and that means that its Catch the bug sponsored challenge at Make it Monday The theme is Anything goes.. How simple is that.

I chose to use a peeker image a Catch the bug. I am really liking these small round cards and having fun making it work. I was in a ATC club (2.5x3.5) for quite a few years so was use to making small theme cards so this being bigger canvas to work it is really fun.

craft us crazy #20 -anything goes
one stitch at a time #99 -with love
for fun challenge - down on the farm
penny's paper challenge #72 - love is in the air

recipe: peeker summ peek catch the bug, words?, paper hear collection/crate paper, ribbon, copics, spellbinder.

Monday February 6, 2012

Catch the Bug is sponsoring the challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs using BLACK, WHITE & PINK. Love how the black just pops the colors. Hope you head on over and enter this great challenge.

challenges: the pink elephant - pink
stamp with fun - #147 love
moving along with the times #134 -have a heart alota rubber #76 - love with no red
card makin mama #38 -valentine
craft us crazy #20 -anything goes
one stitch at a time #99 -with love

recipe: bhk ballerina bobble head catch the bug, pti mat 4 die, memento, quick quote ink, little yellow bicycle , girl paperie pink, ek punch, scraps of paper, copics, floss.

Monday February 6, 2012

Well It's Monday and you know what that means. New release day at Paper Pretties AND challenge with the theme PINK, RED & WHITE... New release means two darling images but you get loads of sentiments to go along with them.. That is a great plus as sometimes you just don't have the right sentiment and being digi you can size to what you want.. I love digi's for that reason alone. The cute elephant is Helium and the poodle /dog is Cheri.. I chose to make my card using Cheri. So make your color challenged card and post to Paper Pretties at the link above.

This is Cheri. I tried to find pinks and reds that went well together. Boy some reds have some orange in them and just don't work but being a paper hoarder I had what was needed. LOL

This is for challenges: simon says- animal antics

one stitch at a time #99- with love

moving along with the times #134 -have a heart

glitter geeks wk 5 - pets

card makin mamas #38 -valentine

recipe: cheri image and words Paper pretties, spellbinder, ek punch, dcwv papers, mft die, corner chomper, copic

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Saturday February 4, 2012

Unscripted sketch challenge

Happy Saturday and another great day over at Unscripted Sketches with sketch #144 this one took me some time to figure what I wanted to put for the three dots and obviously my choice was the brads. I like the way it came out. The image is a digi called Sassy birthday from catch the bug.. .. I hope you get a chance to play along and post to the Unscripted sketch blog. Just have fun.
challenges scrap creations - red. pink.white-

whimsy stamps -make your own flower -

pixie dust studio - girlie girl -

divas by design - anything goes

dysu - anything goes -

recipe: sassy birthday -catch the bug, words- there she goes, bg brads, su punches, copics, club scrap, my minds eye market street, old book for flower, pti die

February 4, 2012 Saturday

It's Saturday and new challenge at Catch the bug today is anything goes.. We love those don't we.. I hope you play along. link your card at catch the bug and let's see what you come up with.

This is my calendar page.. A small group of us girls three of us from the west coast and a couple from WI make a few pages. I chose February and June (which you'll have to wait till June to see) this way I get two calendars, one for home and one for work. I love seeing their page for the whole month. They are all so cute and so different. They all bring smiles to me and I'm reminded who made them so that makes the person in my thoughts and on my mind all month long.

pixie dust studio - girlie girl
crafty purple frog -valentine's day

moving along with the times -have a heart
paper shelter -love is in the air
flutter by wednesday - open
paper crafting journey - fairies/angels

recipe: stella and words catch the bug, assorted scraps of papers, mft die, ms punch, spellbinder, quick quote ink, stickles, copics.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Friday February 3, 2012

Its new release and freebie today at Catch the bug.. and this is Gal Palz.. little attitude to go with her huh? Cute girl I think this will be good for my teenage granddaughter who's birthday is coming up in June.. I will have to keep it in mind.
challenge: DYSU anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Design punches/dies
Pixie Dust Studio Girlie Girl
Whimsy Stamps - Make your own flower
Divas by design - anything goes

recipe: mind minds eye, su, pti die, words?, quick quote, memento ink, copics, old button, floss

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Wednesday February 1, 2012

OK who on the west coast heard the loud WOOHOO YIPPEE last month.. It was me!! I made it on the design team for Catch the bug, bugaboo.. I have wanted to be on the design team for quite some time and got a taste of it being a guest designer for Oct/Nov 2011.. Well they asked me if I wanted to join the team permanently.. OH yea I do duh... So as of February 2012 I get to play with the darling images from Catch the bug, Bugaboo... Not like I dont already.. but now bigger excuse to. Hope you enjoy the cards I make and come back often.
This is my first card for the outside challenge at Craft us Crazy - anything goes. using Miss B.. and all her sassyness. Head on over and play along.

challenges: papertake weekly -sketch
party time tuesday - anything goes -

recipe: Miss B/catch the bug, my minds eye lost and found, ribbons, spellbinder, copics,stickles, ranger.