Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Your are better than summer sunshine - Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday July 17, 2018
 
Tuesday is New Release day over at Bugaboo..
Check out the design  teams creations over at Catch the bug..
 
 
The new release is Beach Ruby... Well I have been doing beach scenes the last few weeks so figured it's time for Ruby to be heading down the road to the beach.. or she's on her way down her sidewalk to her car to drive to the beach.. I created the grass, sidewalk with copics. I added grass between the sidewalk cracks cause most sidewalks I see have them.. Must be our nice high humidity, rainy weather we have in Washington state.. LOL.  When I thought of sidewalks and grass I thought of worms so I added a few Tech. Tuesday worms. LOL.. I then colored Beach Ruby with copics. I created the clouds with my template and using Stampin up ink added the Simon Says sentiment... not sure why she's wearing high heels to the beach.. but hay I don't do and don't think I have ever done high heels.. I'm more a tennis shoe, birkenstock, ugg wearer..

Challenges:
Dragonfly journeys #122 - summer lovin
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #215 - anything goes
Pammie inky pinkies #1828 - anything goes



Sunday, July 15, 2018

Did you hear the Egg-citing news? - Always fun challenges #67

Monday July 16, 2018
 
It's time for another challenge at
Our theme is PAPER PIECING
 

I sure had a lot of fun creating my card. I started by using my ground and cloud template and Ranger inks. I then drew in the tree trunk with copics.  Next I dug through my scraps and using Reverse Confetti bird house, branch and birds I stamped and cut out the different pieces to create the scene. I also used Tech. Tues. leaves and scraps. Added them to the tree.. (not sure if I like them.. but they are there now and adhered down..) So thinking of the sentiment.. I thought this could be a baby announcement. So I used Paper Pretties sentiment and heat embossed and cut apart and adhered to the card. Now for the babies.. see the little shinny eyes in the bird house?? yup.. 3 babies.. The little arrow to point you towards the bird house babies was stamped with Stampin up ink and it's from My favorite things. I added a little nuvo drops to the bottom of the bird house.
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
QKR stampede #304 - anything goes
Crafty catz #425 - anything goes
Creative fingers #150 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #215 - anything goes
Pammie inky pinkies #1828 - anything goes

Let freedom ring - Creative with Stamps #28

Sunday July 15, 2018
 
This is Mid-month reminder that we still have our July challenge at Creative with Stamps #28 and the theme is FLAG
 
 
 Note: CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.
 
I looked through my stamps for an animal that could hold a flag and found this cute monkey and bananas from My favorite things..I used a Paper trey ink doily die. I stamped and embossed the Tim Holtz crazy bird  flag accessory and colored them with Mission paints and Ranger re-inker. I punched a hole and strung twine and added it to the end of the Verve sentiment.
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
QKR stampede #304 - anything goes
Crafty catz #425 - anything goes
Creative fingers #150 - anything goes
 
 
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Have the hoppiest birthday ever - Sunny Day Crafting

Sunday July 15, 2018
 

Welcome to our new MONTHLY challenge..
Theme is any animal and you can enter up to 3 times.

ANIMALS.. ANY ANIMAL
 
I used an OLD OLD stamp.. this is from Inkadinkado. I stamped the image and the sentiment is from Tech. Tuesday on to water color paper. I then used Ranger / Stampin up re-inkers and painted the frog and water background. I used sequins and then added a drop of glossy accents inside the sequins and on the frogs eyes.  Pretty simple card.


Challenges:
(Pin)spirational #219 - beach/water
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #242 - anything goes
QKR stampede #304 - anything goes
Crafty catz #425 - anything goes

Alphabet challenge "H" for happy birthday
Just us girls #449 - water color background
Inkspirational #165 - birthday



Holiday wishes - The Merry Christmas challenge

Sunday July 15, 2018
 
We are now going to a once a month challenge. It will be the 15th of each month. You can enter up to 3 cards and they need to be Christmas theme but anything goes.. no themes.
The theme is
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
 
 
I was remembering I had this Taylored Expressions stamp and die so I took out the Christmas tree stamp and colored it with copics. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the ornaments. I added a little Ranger distressing to the window frame die. I thought with the window it would be great to add it to wood designer paper so it looks like a house.. Duh huh. I then stamped with Simon red and Simon says stamp the sentiment and adhered it behind the Stampin up metal frame and added SU brads. I added a few sequins to the sentiment and one to the star on top of the tree. 

Challenges:
As you like it - favorite celebration and why (Christmas, time to celebrate Christ's birth.. be with family and friends. Great foods.
AAA challenge #119 - Christmas in July
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - Christmas in July
Crafty creations #370 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #242 - anything goes
Creative fingers #150 - anything goes
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas #394 - anything goes



happy birthday - Always Happy Birthday #7

Sunday July 15, 2018
 
Welcome to Mid month reminder at Always Happy Birthday #7
Our theme is BIRTHDAY ANYTHING GOES / OPT: CAKE
 
 
I used a really really old Co-motion wood rubber stamp.. I stamped the cake on a piece of pink card stock. I used copics to color areas. Funny adding copics to the pink it comes out different colors than the actual copic..  I then fussy cut it out. I ran the blue card stock through a number embossing folder. I added the cake. I stamped the Happy birthday on a piece of Quick Quote scraps and fussy cut the balloon out. I added some twine. For the flames I added stickles and the flowers and rows of pearls I added liquid pearls.
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Shopping our stash #362 - feed me
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #242 - anything goes
Alphabet challenge "H" for happy birthday
Inkspirational #165 - birthday


Friday, July 13, 2018

You make me smile - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday July 13, 2018
 
Oh my Friday the 13th.. 
Well today is your lucky Friday the 13th..
we have a sweet Free Friday image at Bugaboo..
Check out the design teams creative use of this fun image at
 
This is the fun free Friday image.. Bug window girl..
I thought I would put a frame around her and have wood grain siding for the house look. I used a Simon Says die. I colored the image with copics and went over the flowers/butterfly and ladybug with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I added some Quick quote dots. The sentiment is from Verve stamps.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #214 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Heart craft papers #1 - anything goes




you are mermazing - Colour Crazy Challenge

Friday July 13, 2018
 
I am now full time on the design team at Colour crazy.. I was so happy when I got the chance to join and not just be a guest designer.
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at
 Our theme is always ANYTHING GOES..
 
it's a colour challenge.. no pre colored images can be used. 
We don't have a sponsor but there is blog candy. Now who doesn't love blog candy.. or any kind of candy??..
 
Since we don't have a sponsor we are able to use any stamp so this is what I created.
 I was digging through a container I keep on my table and found this piece of background I created months ago. It is where you take the Kuretake paint (can use any paint) and added it to water color paper you put the paint on pretty thick then you take a piece of plastic wrap and scrunch if over the piece and set it aside to dry. Once dry you remove the plastic wrap and you end up with something like this. Well it reminded me of an underwater scene. So I took out My favorite things stamps and dies an painted the images with Mission paints and Ranger ink. I laid out the scene and then added the sentiment. I used some half pearls for the bubbles and her earring.
Thank you for all the positive loving comments you leave. It's so encouraging. I truly appreciate them. I really need to mention this more often.
 
Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
(Pin)spirational #219 - beach/water
Dragonfly journeys #122 - summer lovin
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Simon Monday - summer fun
Pammie inky pinkie #1827 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Crafty creations #370 - anything goes






Tuesday, July 10, 2018

happy birthday - Pause Dream Enjoy #28

Wednesday July 11, 2018
 
The Orange team is back with another fun challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy #28 and our theme is ANYTHING GOES
 
 
For my card I wanted to make a birthday card so I took an embossing folder and rubbed Ranger ink on the inside then added my Kraft paper and ran it through the vagabond .. I took a scrap of Quick Quote paper and Paper Trey ink die and cut it and added this to the bottom of the card. I tied a piece of twine and added a bling piece. The bird and hippo are from My Favorite Things and painted a year ago with my Mission paints. I added them to the card and this was done. .CAS.. a Easy Peasy card..

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Use your stuff #319 mood board
Pammie inky pinkie #1827 - anything goes

Happy birthday - Craftaholics R Us #28

Wednesday July 11, 2018
 
The Green team is back with a new challenge this week at
 Craftaholics R Us #28  the theme is TURQUOISE
 
 
 
I really love the color Turquoise and I just happen to have a few Stampin up turquoise card stock pieces left. I also found this designer paper that worked perfect. This Tim Holtz crazy bird was painted with Mission paints summer 2017.. I embossed the happy birthday. The leaf the bird is standing on is a SU die.  This card came together just as my mind pictured it.. love when that happens.  Hope you pull out your turquoise papers, markers, paints what ever applies an play along.. if you need inspiration check out the design team.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
The crafters café - keep it simple
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Use your stuff #319 - mood board
Crafting from the heart #214 - anything goes



find joy in the ordinary - Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday July 10, 2018
 
Well today's  Tuesday and New Release over at Bugaboo..
Check out the design teams fun creations over at Catch the bug.
 
 
This image is called Beach pail peeker..  This is another fun beach card. The designer paper is from a 12x12 pad and I loved it for the background water look. I cut the image with Simon Says wonky die. I colored the image with copics and added some acrylic bling. The sentiment is from Tech. Tuesday and stamped in Stampin up ink.   Pretty simple but so cute card.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
(Pin)spirational #219 - beach/water
Cute card Thursday #537 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #119 - holiday (vacation to the beach)
Crafty catz #424 - anything goes/opt. summer fun
Dragonfly journeys #122 - summer lovin
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes
Simon Monday - summer fun
Crafting from the heart #214 - anything goes
Pammie inky pinkie #1827 - anything goes





Sunday, July 08, 2018

Herbs - Always Fun Challenge #66

Monday July 9, 2018
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Always Fun Challenges #66 
this weeks challenge is ANYTHING GOES
 
 
 I love using real stamps.. don't get me wrong I love digis but I had real stamps before I had digis and so I have a lot.. LOTS!!  I was just in the mood to feel a solid wood block stamp under my hand.. LOL.. I got this stamp from my best friend many years ago and she love this company... it's from Stampington and Company.  I stamped and then used my Mission paints to paint the image.  I used My favorite things stitch die. I stamped the Herbs on vellum and then added some Nuvo drops.  . 

Challenges
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #537 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #241 - anything goes
QKR stampede #303 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #204 - anything goes



Congratulations

Sunday July 8, 2018
 
 
 I needed to make a baby card and I kinda remembered a baby card similar to this one by someone.. I am so sorry.. All I remember was an animal an balloon and baby card.. So I used a fun designer paper for the background and then had this fun piece of scrap that just happened to mostly fit the Simon Says balloon die.. Thank goodness it was cut down to fit the card. LOL.  I foam mounted the balloon. I then stamped the My Favorite Things Hippo and colored with copics and used die to cut it out. I used Quick Quote chalk ink and just went around the edge of the balloon. I tied a piece of floss around balloon end and the hippos tail. I then die cut the SS congratulations out three times and layered together. I then used the shiny silver-ish card stock and cut congratulations one more time and added that to the top. I then laid it across the balloon it had to be at an angle cause it's so long. I typed out the "on your baby boy" and printed it out and punched it out using Stampin up punch . So this is a fun baby card for a boy..


Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
The crafters café - keep it simple
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Moving along with the times #75 - male themed
Cute card Thursday #537 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #410 - birth-day
Jo's scrap shack #241 - anything goes
QKR stampede #303 - anything goes




Saturday, July 07, 2018

happy birthday to my baby bear

Saturday July 7, 2018
 

 I keep seeing fun wood grain papers in my boxes of dp's..and I kept coming back to this one that already had stars on it. I wanted to used the banners  from Mama Elephant and this just looked like a fun card to make kinda like an inside barn dance setting..
 I am using Mama Elephant images. I stamped and colored the image with copics. I used the dies to cut the images out.. I had this piece of background paper on my desk.. Thought this would be perfect for my card. So I laid out the images and then using foam dots added them. I stamped and heat embossed the navy blue strip and added this under the bears feet. I finished by adding some colored dots to the banners. (the dots cover the I heart U on the outside banner strips)

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - things with wings
Cute card Thursday #537 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #410 - birthday
Jo's scrap shack #241 - anything goes
QKR stampede #303 - anything goes
Crafty catz #424 - anything goes/opt. summer fun




Friday, July 06, 2018

Sun bring bright, sunny days - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday July 6, 2018
 
Are you ready for a Free Friday at Bugaboo???
Well check out the design teams creations
using the Free Friday image at Catch the bug.
 
 
This is the Free Friday image called Beach Dotty..
I started by finding some Echo park papers I liked and added them to the card base. I then colored the image with copics and fussy cut her out.  I added a Tech. Tuesday sentiment.. I thought I needed more along that side strip so I stamped a Simon Says life ring and colored with copics and fussy cut it out.. I used an EK punch and did the flip flops.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
Love to scrap #111 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #203 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - bright colors
Tuesday throw-down #399 - great outdoors
(Pin)spirational #219 - beach/water
Crafty girls creations #49 - anything goes
As you like it - favorite celebration and why (vacations.. to me they are to be celebrated. They are a fun time away, seeing sights, meeting people or seeing family that you don't see often enough. Relaxing and clearing your mind of all that clouds your life when you're home)
Cute card Thursday #537 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #119 - holiday (vacation to the beach Hawaii? Florida? Oregon or Washington state?)
Crafty catz #424 - anything goes/opt. summer fun







Happy birthday Dude - GD - Colour Crazy Challenge

Friday July 6, 2018
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Colour Crazy challenge.. The theme is always  ANYTHING GOES.. remember we are a color challenge so no pre colored images..
 

Our sponsor is Kinda Cute
 
I am guest designer so this is my card.
I am using this fun little dude called Game boy playing..  I started by drawing in the floor with my sharpie. I colored the card with copics. I added this to a piece of Stampin up designer paper. I heat embossed the Simon Says image and then using a Versa Mark pen I went over the DUDE so that it came out a little darker than the gray paper it was embossed on.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #203 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 27 - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Everybody Art #428 - birthday
Crafty girls creations #49 - anything goes
As you like it - favorite celebration and why (birthdays.. always happy times, good food and seeing family and friends.. celebrate the new year of a loved one)
Moving along with the times #75 - male themed
Cute card Thursday #537 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #410 - birthday




Wednesday, July 04, 2018

everywhere you go - AUD Sentiments #207

Thursday July 5-16, 2018
 
Hello and welcome back for a new challenge at
Our theme for this two week challenge is
 FLOWERS + SENTIMENT
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Paper Nest Dolls



This is my card using the image called "Emma daisy". I colored the image with copics and used my cloud template. I used My favorite things stitch die. I adhered this to the plaid paper using foam tape. The sentiment is from Annette Allen Watkins. I added this as a banner and then finished with sequins.
Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
Love to scrap #111 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #203 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - bright colors
Digi choosday wk. 27 - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #399 - great outdoors
Crafty girls creations #49 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #537 - anything goes




Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Hope you feel better soon!

Tuesday July 3, 2018
 
Hello.. Today I am back with the second get well card  that I had a request for. I started by stamping the Stampin up flowers and distress strip below. I used SU ink for that strip and the sentiment.  I added some copics to the flowers giving a light touch of color.  I cut the piece down and added a My favorite things designer paper to the left side. I used foam behind the flower section so it's raised. I stamped the Paper Pretties sentiment and went around the edge with Quick quote chalk in. I added this to the card and finished with some sequins.
 
Challenges:
Just us girls #447 - anything goes
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
The crafters café - keep it simple
Crafting from the heart #213 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinky #1826 - anything goes
Love to scrap #111 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #203 - anything goes






Hello Summer - Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday July 3, 2018
 
Bugaboo has a new release for you.. Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug.
 
 
Digging through my 12x12 paper pads I found some awesome papers. I took them and cut them 6x6 and thought this one would work perfect for what I was planning to do with this fun New Release image called Beach Flamingo.. The others are just sitting on my table for future uses.. maybe.. I colored the image with copics and then fussy cut the image out. I took a white piece left over from my cutting and colored it with copics to look like sand then using my sand stamp and Ranger ink I stamped it across the piece. I add this to the card base and added the flamingo. I then used Concord and 9th Hello and Simon Says Summer and Stampin up ink.  I am loving this awesome dp background. It screams summer to me.. Perfect for the Beach flamingo.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #213 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinky #1826 - anything goes
Love to scrap #111 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #203 - anything goes 
Crafty sentiments - bright colors
Tuesday throw-down #399 - great outdoors
(Pin)spirational #219 - beach/water
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, July 02, 2018

Get well soon!

Monday July 2, 2018
 
Hello.. I have a request for a couple get well cards so I am posting one today and one tomorrow.
I am never sure what to do when I get a request because I want to make sure it's something she wants.
I know this person likes flowers so I played it safe and did flowers.
I stamped the Simon Says flowers and leaves with Stampin up ink doing the rock and roll method. I added some dots that came in the set also with the ink. I added a Paper Pretties sentiment and used My favorite things banner die. I went around the edge with Quick quote chalk ink. I then added some sequins and added this to a piece of SU card stock.  I like it so I am sure she will too.
 
Challenges:
Just us girls #447 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #71 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #213 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinky #1826 - anything goes
Love to scrap #111 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #203 - anything goes