Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Paper Pretties #243 - Square card challenge- Ever have one of those days?

Wednesday January 30, 2013
Paper Pretties #243 MAKE A SQUARE CARD challenge
I seldom make square cards but I rather liked making this one. I used the ONE OF THOSE DAYS image. I can identify with this little chick. I've had one of those day's lots of times.
I also chose lovely spring colors. I am so tired of the Pacific NW gray and needed to use lovely pastel colors.  I love making these cute little flowers. I am loving this card.
Craft your passion #147 - color combo
Make it Monday #125 - open
Tuesday Throwdown #132 - bling it on
Party Time Tuesday #105 - anything goes
recipe: one of those days pp image, quick quote dp summer breeze, su punch, spellbinder die, viva pearl pen, copics, ranger ink, te die

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Catch the bug - new release - Brat bike boy

Tuesday January 29, 2013
Catch the bug  new release Tuesday features  BRAT BIKE BOY
I really like the cute brat kids. There cute faces and darling poses. This image also comes with the sentiment.
Make it Monday #125 - open
Love to Create #50 - anything goes with a sentiment
Crafty Catz #167 - cute as a button
Raise the bar #128 - message me
One Stop Craft #213 - sparkle and bling
One Stitch At A Time #148 - use a digi
recipe: brat bike boy ctb, prima doodle deux dp, bazzill, simon die, pti die, liquid pearls, prima flower, copics, black and gold scraps.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Any thing but a card - Catch the bug

Monday January 28, 2013
It's Monday at Catch the bug  and this means it's ANYTHING BUT A CARD.  So I made a book mark. I was looking at these cute bunny images and they come in various poses  so I  thought this one would be perfect and  cute as a book mark because it looks like it's peaking out over the page. I kept the bling small at the bottom so it would not damage the page. ( I have a kindle so I can't use it) but maybe I can find a note book to use it on.
One Stitch at a time #148 - use a digi
One Stop Craft #213 - sparkle and bling
Joyful Stamper #93 - anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio - no square, different shape
Squirrel and The Fox #36 - something new (paper pad-recollection)
Challenges 4 Everybody #12 - anything goes
Sparkle & Glitter #8 - anything but a square
Make it Monday #125 - open
recipe: bunny peek ctb, su base and brown, recollection dp, yellow scraps, pizzaz aplenty bling, su punch, mft words, copics

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #195 -Sending you Little Sunshine

Saturday January 26, 2013
Hello, and welcome to another fun sketch from Unscripted Sketches  I really had to do some thinking for this sketch. I am using my stamp / acrylic/rubber (no digi's) for my US cards,  and remembered I had this set "Hello Sunshine" stamp from Paper Trey Ink. I've wanted to use it for some time and this was the perfect chance. TIP: I did not want to use just plain card stock and stamp the design, so though why not stamp on pretty pattern paper and give it another look. I love the subtle look of the lines from the stamp on the pattern paper. What do you think??
Card Makin Mama -clean and simple
Fab & Funky #155 - use favorite colors (cream, yellow, blue)
Little Red Wagon - text me
Simon Says - paper piecing
Top Tip Tuesday - lavishly luscious layers (see tip above)
Raise the bar #128 - message me
Make it Monday #124 - open

recipe: bazzill, mme dp moments, pti die, pti stamp hello sunshine, prima flower, zing embossing pwd, ranger, want 2 stamp pearls, su crushed curry ink

Friday, January 25, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - Happy Valentine's day to "ewe"

Friday January 25, 2013
Catch the bug  free Friday is this darling sheep. VALENTINE EWE  I love the look. Was really a fun card to make. I love the colors I used.
I did not have the in between die for the black so I just free hand cut it as I thought it needed the black to make it pop. Also with the ground, I always try to remember to ground my images. Either with shadow or in this case making the grass/lawn.  TIP: You don't want your image just to be floating on the paper, ground it in some way I think you'll see the difference.
City Crafters #143 - forever mine -use hearts
Digital Tuesday #194 - favorite color combo (green, white, black)
Tuesday Touchdown #131 - furry friends
Top Tip Tuesday #94 -lavishly luscious layers -leave a tip /see above two tips
Inky Impressions #94 - celebrate
Dutch Dare #201 - winged things
Make it Monday #124 - open
recipe: cosmo cricket dp, su very vanilla base, black su, su die, te die, glitter, stickles, copics, image ctb Valentine ewe.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Paper Pretties #242 new technique challenge- A happy hello

Wednesday January 23, 2013
Today's challenge is NEW TECHNIQUE

 My technique: I took some old x-ray film and made my cloud template, I then use the sponge applicator and ranger ink and start at the top place the template,  from the film to the card stock swipe lightly upwards to just off the film. Move the film over and do again and again to get the effect you want. Then I just cut out the piece I needed. I also can add clouds to a card where the image is already on it because you can see the image through the film and you wont get cloud ink on the image. I love the effect. Hope you give it a try. I just went to my x-ray doctors building and asked for any old x-rays they wish to get rid of. Then took them home put them in my bathtub and added water and bleach and it removes the x-ray film. Drew my design and cut it out and labeled it.  The film is very sturdy and will last forever.

This is my completed card.  Isn't he /she cute?..
Inspire Me Friday - anything goes
Jellypark - winter animals (not sure how winter ducks are but it's in a winter scene)
Craft Your Passion #146 - totally teal
Cupcake Craft #226 - make a scene
Make It Monday #124 - open
Clear it Out - circles (used glitter mixed with glue to make my own glitter look for snow)
recipe: Iggy/pp, white, mft die, spellbinder die, copics, my cloud template, ranger, stickles, glitter and glue,  viva pearl pen

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Catch the bug - New Release - Party pig trio

Tuesday January 22, 2013
New release day at Catch the bug  this new digi is Party Pig Trio.  I thought I'd make this a Valentine card and stay with the celebration theme. You could really use any party theme or celebration using this image.  Depends on what sentiment you choose. They were fun to color.
Pile It On #3 - have a heart
Craft Us Crazy #35 - love
Inspire Me Friday - anything goes
Your Next Stamp - rainbow cookie colors
Make It Monday #124 - open
Kaboodle Doodles #155 - ribbon
Incy Wincy Design - make us laugh
recipe: very vanilla su, little yellow bicycle dp, ribbon, pink stamper words, mft words, ranger ink, copics, stickles, mft die, pti button, mft twine

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blog hop winner and a BIG THANK YOU

Saturday January 19, 2013
First off a BIG THANK YOU to all that stopped by my blog for the 3rd birthday blog hop at Catch the bug . I love all the comments. I had 63 wonderful comments. This means a lot to me.
We had so many that participated in our different challenges all week and wonderful creations. It's awesome to see so many wonderful works of art.
I have chosen Chris D from Chrispy's Creations as the winner of the image I used on my card which is Dottie Birthday. I left a comment on your blog as I did not see an email address. Please reach out to me so I can send you the lovely image.
I hope you have been to the Catch the bug blog today or seen from my blog post this morning, the new challenge at Catch the bug.  
Again Thank you and happy crafting.  

Unscripted Sketches #194 / I love ewe

Saturday January 19, 2013
Unscripted Sketch #194  this weeks sketch is a little different FOLLOW THE SKETCH BUT ALSO USE STICKERS..  that is the challenge.
 I loved making this card and did not even use a stamp. shock I know but it's a sticker challenge along with the sketch. The lamb and letter are all stickers. Really the pearls and hearts are stickers too but I don't think those count. I love this embossing folder kind of gives the swirl lamb wool look. I may frame this and give to DH for our anniversary that's coming up next month.
4 Crafty Chicks #125 - pearls, pearls, pearls
Crafts and Me #116 - something new (lamb sticker)
Totally PaperCrafts - embossing
Make it Monday #123 - open
Oozak #10 - anything goes with pink and bling
Simply Create #18 - linky party
recipe: su very vanilla, bazzill, embossing folder, prima dp, pink paislee letter stickers, boley animal stickers, want 2 scrap pearls, recollection hearts, twine

Catch the bug - Bingo Saturday - Congratulations on your happy news

Saturday January 19, 2013
Saturday and another challenge at Catch the bug and this weeks challenge is BINGO so just choose any three in a row or four corners and enter your card at the catch the bug site.
 My card I used the diagonal - twine, bugaboo image and pearl.  I used AKV bb teddy image and the words are from Taylored expressions Jenn set. I saw on a blog this neat way to add twine to a button and love the look. I used it last week and will use it again. It's nice to dress up a button when needed.
Forever Friends #53 - favorite embellishment (button)
Totally Papercrafts - embossing
Card Makin Mamas - clean and simple
Make it Monday #123 - open
Oozak #10 - anything goes with pink and bling
Simply Create #18 - linky party
recipe: akv bb teddy/ctb, bazzill, very vanilla su, words taylored expression, su itty bitty background, corner chomper, twine, button, pearl want 2 scrap, copics, quick quote chalk ink

Happy Birthday Catch the bug blog hop

Saturday January 12- Friday 18, 2013
Yes you got it right it's Catch the bug's 3rd birthday.. We have a great week long celebration and today we have our Saturday challenge which is ANYTHING GOES - BIRTHDAY
AND TO TOP IT OFF WE HAVE A BLOG HOP. You can find the beginning and full list of the blog hop over at  CATCH THE BUG .. If you are right on track you should of come from Becky Givans blog and left some love on her wonderful work.
Today I chose to use Dottie Birthday digi, she is a party girl and a great way to celebrate a birthday. She would make a great masculine card with the right papers.. but I decided to make her all girly. 
Charisma Cardz #1 - birthday
Diva by design - anything goes
Inky Impression #92 add a sentiment
Latinas en America #54 - anything goes
Make it Monday #122 - anything goes
By the cute and girly - cute and girly
recipe: Dottie/ctb, bazzil, dcwv, copics, pti die, button, twine, black scraps, punch stickles
Now head over and see the wonderful work of Cheryl First 
And remember to leave some love along the way for a chance to win a prize. Also leave some love at the Catch the bug blog saying you've done the blog. 
Check back daily as we have a week long celebration.1-12/18-13

Friday, January 18, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - Party word block

 Friday January 18, 2013
Today's Free Friday at Catch the bug and today we have our last challenge for Birthday week. Today's challenge is to use TEXTURE AND OF COURSE BIRTHDAY THEME  I tucked some burlap behind the word block to give it texture. I also have the viva pearl pen drops that give some texture also. This was a fun image to color, there's a lot going on in this image. Love it it's a nice happy card.
Card Makin Mamas - clean and simple
Crafts and me #116 - something new (digi)
Make it Monday #123 - open
recipe: ctb party word block, su very vanilla, mme lime twist, mft die, viva pearl pen, copics, stickles, burlap

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Catch the bug - Masculine birthday - Happy birthday you old fart

Thursday January 17, 2013
Were almost to the end of our 3rd birthday week. sad :( its been a fun week for Catch the bug.  Today we have a challenge for the guys.. Make a MASCULINE BIRTHDAY CARD.
Of course I had to choose Gus, Stella's mate.. I just laugh looking at him.
Challenges 4 everybody #11 - anything goes
Make it Monday #123 - open
Pile it on #2 - Happy funny birthday
Artistic Inspiration #24 - anything goes
recipe: guss old fart/ctb, bazzill, ep this & that, su punch, stickles, copics

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Catch the bug Humor me Wednesday - I'm not old

Wednesday January 16, 2013
Catch the bug Humor me Wednesday Birthday MAKE US LAUGH challenge and remember to keep the birthday theme..
Are you having fun with our 3rd birthday week. We are half way through and I sure hope you've enjoyed all the fun cards, projects and challenges and hop. It's been an exciting week for us so hope it passed on to you also.
I am using SBagedtoperfection image- simply put, Stella aged to perfection image. I know I've said it a million times at least, I love this lady. She is so sassy and fun to use on cards. I know anyone who gives this card will hear laughter from the recipient.
One stitch at a time #146 - anything goes
Pile it on #2 - happy funny birthday
Artist Inspiration #24 - anything goes
Digi Darla's challenge #45 - anything goes
Make it Monday #123 - open
recipe: stella & words ctb, local king hb words, ep hello summer dp, viva pearl pen, memento ink, quick quote chalk ink, copics, bazzill base.

Paper Pretties #241 - Ribbon - Having one of those days

Wednesday January 16, 2013
New challenge at Paper Pretties #241. Challenge this week is RIBBON, you need to use ribbon on your card. the teal and brown are ribbons on my card. We also have a new digi set so head over to the Paper Pretties site and see the new digi set and the other design teams inspirations.
I used Hang in there image. This darling sneaky cat trying to catch the fish. I love this image. I hope this gives you inspiration to enter the challenge.
One stitch at a time #46 - anything goes
Come and get it - tie a ribbon around it
Digi Darla's challenge #45 - anything goes
Make it Monday #123 - open
Artistic Inspiration #24 - anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #1 - use ribbon
recipe: hang in there pp image and words, harvest lane dp, bazzill, quick quote chalk ink, memento ink, copic, teal and brown ribbon

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Catch the bug -Birthday envelope new release

Tuesday January 15, 2013
It's Tuesday and a new twist to the new release day at Catch the bug
We are still in our 3rd Birthday week and today we have a birthday bingo challenge..
The new release today is Birthday envelope.. This darling girls coming out of the envelope to wish you a happy birthday. Keeping the theme Birthday!!
 For my birthday bingo I chose: punch-ribbon- bugaboo image. I love these balloon dies from Lil Inker, they are darling and I think they go well with the sweet birthday envelope birthday card.  
One stitch at a time #146 - anything goes
Come and get it - tie a ribbon around it
Make it Monday #123 - open
Digi Darla's challenge #45 - anything goes
Dream valley #48 - anything goes
The Squirrel & the fox #35 - anything goes
recipe: bazzill, mme, lil inker die, spellbinder die, ribbon, stickles, bakers twine, copics, button

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Catch the bug Sunday Stella challenge SSS128

Sunday January 13, 2013
Welcome to a special Sunday Stella challenge at Catch the bug
Today's challenge is USE THE SKETCH AND A NUMBER AND 3 OF THE SAME ITEM (3 pattern papers, 3 shapes.. you get the idea)
I hope you got to enjoy the birthday blog hop yesterday at catch the bug. There sure were a lot of awesome cards for you all to see and prizes to win. The DT did some awesome work. Hope you joined yesterdays challenge and entered. Well we are continuing the birthday bash with the Sunday Stella challenge. So hope you play along.
I chose to use BM Cake for my image, I also chose to use the #5 as I have young grandchildren. I also did 3 pattern papers, three circles, three stickle dots.. guess I over did the three's..But I love the card and colors.
2 Sisters #126 celebration
Allsorts challenge #189 -dies & punches
The Squirrel & the Fox #35 - anything goes
Charisma Cardz #1 - Birthday
Penny's Paper Crafty #109 - anything goes
recipe: bm cake ctb, ep this & that papers, scraps, circle punchs, stickles, pti die, quick kutz number, copics, su itty bitty background, quick quote yellow ink

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Unscripted Sketch #193 - Wishing I could be there

 Saturday January 12, 2013
Welcome to another Saturday challenge at Unscripted Sketches
I am loving this simple sketch and I chose to use Washi tape as the main focal point and top it with the sentiment. This is a very clean and simple card. I hope you get a chance to play along. With these cold winter days what better way than to spend it in your craft area and create cards for challenges and those occasions that will be coming up this year.

Make it Monday #122- open
Charisma Cards #1 - birthday
Inky Impression #92 - add a sentiment
Latinas en America #54 - anything goes
Card makin mama - anything goes 
Diva by design - anything goes  
recipe: very vanilla su, washi tape, words simon says, ranger, memento ink

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ribbon Prim Angel - Free Friday

Friday January 11, 2013
It's Friday and you know what that means, It's free Friday at Catch the bug
an this is RIBBON PRIM ANGEL. I think she could be any type of ribbon angel there are so many causes out there for this to be applied to or you could color her any color just for a sweet card.
 I hope you come back tomorrow as we are celebrating Catch the bug's third year and there's going to be a blog hop and a week of fun.  Join us for the fun 12-18th. You'll have fun so make sure you stop by. There are prizes..we love prizes!!
Diva by design - anything goes
Inky impressions #92 - add a sentiment
Latinas en America #54 - anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday #222 - anything goes
Make it Monday #122 - anything goes
recipe: ribbon prim angel/ctb, words? (done remember) my minds eye tangerine, quick quote ink, ranger inks, brads, liquid pearls, genius die, spellbinder die, copics, glitter

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Paper Pretties #240 - brads

Wednesday January 9, 2013
I am so happy that I am still on the Paper Pretties design team. There were a few changes at Paper Pretties and one was to not do the Monday digi challenge (there will still be fun times for you on Monday so stay tuned) we'll still do the Wednesday challenge..Which puts me on the DT for Wednesday and using stamps. WOO -HOO,  I love digi's but I also LOVE inking up a stamp. Hence the name of my blog. So today I bring to you a new challenge at
PWC #240 - BRADS
I chose to use "give thanks" a darling little stamp image. I paper pieced her dress and added a brad to the center of the flower in her hand, brad to the center of the large flower, brads to the sentiment and three brads on the left side of the card. Did I tell you the theme /challenge was to use BRADS?
Also there are new digi images being released at Paper pretties make sure you stop by PP and take a look.  There are also 2 new digis available "cozy cocoa and happy bird-day. Hop over and take a look.
I think I covered it. Love breaking them out. I have so many and don't use them enough.
Stamptacular Sunday #197 - don't be square
2 Sisters #125 - anything goes
Make it Monday #122 - open
Squigglefly #1 - thank you
Dream Valley - anything goes
Stampin for the weekend - anything goes
Welcome to my Crafty Catz #164 - anything goes
Heck of a challenge - thank you
recipe: pp - give thanks, very vanilla su, bazzill, ep this & that, ep brad, assorted other brads, pti die, copics, su punch, ek punch

Catch the bug - Celebrate National bubble bath day

Wednesday January 9, 2013
 Catch the bug Wednesday Humor Me Day
How fun to celebrate a bubble bath day. I think this is a great new theme to celebrate different  holidays that are different than the usual calendar ones.
I used Scarlette bubble bath for the image. Perfect for this great day.
Totally Gorjuss - anything with a ribbon
Stamptacular Sunday #147 - don't be square
2 Sisters #125 - anything goes
Make it Monday #122 - open
Pink Elephant #181 - celebrate
Stampin for the weekend - anything goes
recipe: Scarlette bubble bath ctb, papers are su and dcwv, ribbon, floss, pti button, pti words, stickles, ranger, memento ink, copics, su punch

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Catch the bug - new release - Wedding bears

Tuesday January 8, 2013
Catch the bug  has a new release this Tuesday and it's WEDDING BEARS. Aren't they cute? I wanted to keep it clean looking so stuck with black and white and threw in some pink. I used a new die I got from Genius dies I love the shape and it gives a nice border for the black. I also used black ribbon behind the sentiment. I know it looks like black paper but it's a shinny ribbon.  I think this card would be great for that new married couple, even an anniversary celebration. Hope you have time to check out the new releases at Catch the bug.
Totally Gorjuss - anything with ribbon
2 Sisters #125 - anything goes
My time to craft #203 - all about new (die, image)
Sugar Creek Hollow #43 - celebrate something new
One stitch at a time #145 - new (die, image)
Pile it on #1 - black - white and another color
Quirky crafts - something new with pink( image w/pink)
Stamptacular Sunday #197 - Don't be square
recipe: whisper white, black su, embossing folder, mft words, genius die, mft die, ribbon, copics, bling, stickles, quick quote pink ink, viva pearl pen

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #192 - YaY! It's your birthday

Saturday January 5, 2013
Saturday and another lovely sketch from Unscripted Sketches #191 This is a pretty simple sketch and would also make a really nice scrapbook page. I hope you give it a try.
I used some new papers, new flowers and new stamp set and old card base using bazzil paper.. I am loving the colors and the teal flower was the icing on the cake. I am so loving this card.
Inky Impressions #91 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #250 - something new (paper, flower, stamp)
Make it Monday #121 - open
Simon Says - something new (paper, flower, stamp)
Party Time Tuesday #101 - celebration
Totally Papercrafts #148 - something new (paper, flower, stamp)
Crafts 4 Eternity #105 - something new (paper, flower, stamp)
recipe: bazzil, basic grey indie bloom, simon says stamp banner sayings, ranger, prima flower, embossing powder zing white

Catch the bug - Anything goes - HB dude

Saturday January 5, 2013
Happy Saturday and welcome to Catch the bug Saturday challenge. The challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES.. 
I used Johnny guitar for the image. I made my own background using strips of Washi tape and love the way this came out. Washi is so forgiving and really adds a great look. I used a new die from MFT the alphabet die. I love these chunky looking letters. This was a fun card and loved coloring Johnny in and giving his guitar hip colors.. Hope you get a chance to play along.
Inky Impressions #91 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #250 - something new (mft letter die)
Make it Monday #121 - open
C.R.A.F.T. challenges  #188 - make your own background paper
Party time Tuesday #101 - celebrate
Crafts 4 Eternity #105 - something new (mft letter die)
Jellypark friends - something old and new (old image, new mft die)
Totally Papercrafts  #148 - something new (mft die)
Simon Says - something new (mft die)
 recipe: johnny guitar /ctb, su very vanilla, washi tape, scraps bazzill letters, mft die, copics, spellbinder rectangle

Friday, January 04, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - January

Friday January 4, 2013
Hello to 2013 and Free Friday at Catch the bug I thought with it snowing and a burr cold January that the snowflake embossing folder was perfect for the background. I ran some color box gray whale over the top to give the raised area a dusting of color, added a seam binding gray ribbon and topped it off with snowflakes punched and topped with a goose bump gem. Copics and stickles and its done.  I really like how it came out.
Aud Sentiments - winter wonders
Inky Impressions #91 - anything goes
Penny's Paper #108 - use favorite embellishment (ribbon, gems, punches)
Simon Says - something new (digi image)
Make it Monday #121 - open
recipe: January -ctb, bazzill, copics, stickles, mft die, seam binding, ek punch, goose bump gem, color box gray whale, embossing folder

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Catch the bug new release - Snowman Topper

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Happy New Year. I hope everyone is off to a good start and had a nice celebration to welcome in the new year. Personally me and the hubby just watch it on TV. We are pretty boring people. LOL
Today we have a new release at Catch the bug  This is Snowman Topper
I have him as a topper over a chipboard label. Kind of like he's holding a sign. I thought with him holding a star the "star of wonder" by Simon Says was perfect.
Kaboodle Doodle #152 anything goes
Make it Monday #121 open
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Jellypark Friday  old & new (old is ribbon, new is image and sentiment)
recipe: catch the bug image, bazzill, su ink, cosmo cricket tea for two, mft star die, tech tues label, simon says sentiment, ribbon, copics, stickles