Friday, June 23, 2017

Find your happy every day - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday June 23, 2017
 
It's Friday so it's Free Friday at Catch the bug  
I hope you get a chance to pick up this fun image.
 
 
This is the Free image.. Golf Guy...  I grabbed a piece of scrap card stock from my stash and an old piece of a die from Paper Trey Ink.. the circle die on the side. Then I found this flower that I did not use from awhile back from Stampin up I added some Martha Stewart fern punch pieces.. I colored the image with copics and added my cloud template.. The sentiment is from Simon Says. When it was all put together I added a drop of Nuvo to the center of the flower.  I think it's a fun card.


Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #181 - anything goes/opt. dies/stencils
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Word art Wednesday wk. 288-289 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #194 - red, orange, aqua
Creative fingers #133 - anything goes
Scrapping for fun #93 - summer






Thursday, June 22, 2017

This takes my breath away

Thursday June 22, 2017
 
 
 I was digging through my stamps and found this old one..  I live in the Pacific Northwest and the Pacific ocean is all along our coast.  I have not used this Seattle ferry in ages.  When my hubby worked in the shipyard he rode ferries to work. He would drive from our home to the water front and park his vehicle and get on the ferry as a walk on and it's an hour ride over to where he worked. He really liked the relaxing ride. Growing up and even in my older days we would take the a ferry to Orcas Island or over to Port Townsend and camp or visit the awesome small island treasures. I have happy memories growing up taking the ferries to different areas across the sound. 
 The mountain in the background could be Mt. Rainier or Baker.. We have mountains all around us The Olympics to the West and Cascades to the East..
Of course lots of seagulls.  The stamp is by Stamping room only.. Our ferries have two tone white and green bodies but I wanted it to stand out and not blend with the background sky so I did it green. The sentiment is from Tech. Tuesday. It's true.. this does take my breath away. I am such a water person and love this beautiful state with lot's of water and mountains and greenery. I used copics and Prisma pencils for the colors. I also used my cloud template. 


Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - summer fun
Simon Monday - lets take a vacation
Crafting from the heart #164 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #181 - anything goes/opt. dies/stencils
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Crafty sentiments - add a sentiment
Crafty creations #344 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #483 seaside / beach







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy birthday -

Wednesday June 21, 2017
 
So are you having a great summer? Doing anything fun.. I tell you being retired is so awesome. Being able to run to the sound and just spend the day in my craft room. So this is what I created. 
 
This is my card. I took a Simon Says stamp and did the happy birthday all over and then took a plant looking stamp from Simon Says and filled in the gaps. I used Ranger ink. I then stamped the Tim Holtz crazy bird and colored it and the balloons with Zig markers. I took some Ken Oliver color burst and used it on water color paper and dried it. I took a Reverse Confetti banner tag die and cut out the awesome colorful tag. I added the bird and balloons along with some floss one tied to the hole in the tag and one to the birds tail.. I did Nuvo clear drops on the eyes and Spectrum Noir on the balloons.


Challenges:
Pause dream enjoy #177 - tag
Crafting from the heart #164 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #181 - anything goes/opt. dies/stencils
Crafty sentiments - add a sentiment
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Deep ocean #157 - die cuts/chip board/punches
Everybody art #405 - happy birthday
Crafting by designs - animals
Crafty creations #344 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 288-289 - anything goes







Tuesday, June 20, 2017

You know you're getting old - Catch the bug new release

Tuesday June 20, 2017
 
Welcome to New release at Catch the bug..
You can find the new image in the Bugaboo store.
 
 
This is Stella Belly Button... See this is why I love Stella.. You never know what she will say.. LOL  she is just too funny.
I found this fun yellow DP ?? for the background and I colored the image with copics. I went around the two borders of the image with copics and colored a strip of paper with purple copics and used my Tech. Tues banner die and cut out three banners. I added Nuvo drops to them.  This card was so quick to make..
 
 Challenges:
Crafty catz #375 - anything goes/opt. dots/stripes
Creatalicious #117 - anything goes/opt. die/punches
Crafting from the heart #164 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #181 - anything goes/opt. dies/stencils
Crafty sentiments - add a sentiment
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Deep ocean #157 - die cuts/chip board/punches








Sunday, June 18, 2017

Billie and Monika challenge

Sunday June 18, 2017
 
Well it's time for Me and Monika - Creative with Monika
to challenge each other.. It's my turn to chose again so I chose Water and Fish.. could be river, lake, ocean, fish bowl...  I chose under water ocean scene. I first used this awesome large fish stamp from Embossing Arts Co.. It is one of my favorite fish. I added some other smaller fish from Hampton Stamps and PSX. I used some greenery from a Simon Says stamp set I have. Those white bubbles are also from the stamp set. It's really a flower stamp set.. perfect for the under water scene. I used the black leaves stamp from Rubber seed. I embossed all of the images. I then used Ranger Inks and colored in the fish with water/ink.  Then I used Ranger inks and water colored the background.  I wish you could see this card in real life. It does look awesome.  I cant wait to see what Monika created.  Oh I was going to add a sentiment but I did not want it to take away from the scene. Figured all could be said inside of the card.. What do you think?? 
Please head over to Monika's site and see what she created.
 

Challenges:
Crafty catz #375 - anything goes/opt. dots/stripes
Your next stamp #66 - colors
Color crazy wk. 24 - anything goes
Creatalicious #117 - anything goes/opt. die/punches
My time to craft - summer time
HeARTful stamping - summer fun
The ribbon girl - any image








Showered with love

Sunday June 18, 2017
 
Good day and happy fathers day.. My father passed away 13 years ago and I miss him daily.
My sons are fathers and of course my husband is a father..
 
Well Friday was the last day of Camp Create at My Favorite Things.. I played along each day and even did the bonus. This was a lot of fun.  And the challenge for Friday was glitter. I have a big box of Art Institute glitter so it was fun to break it out and create my card. The video at MFT showed adding double sided tape to card stock and then die cut your image out, then remove one side of the tape and add your glitter and burnish it into the tape..
 
 
This is my card. I used my cloud template and Ranger inks to create the background sky.. I then die cut the umbrella out and removed the tape and added the glitter using some pleasing colors.. OH First I cut out the solid umbrella piece and added silver glitter all over it.. Then when I cut out the sections of the umbrella I used the pink, blue and gold glitter and added the pieces in top of the silver glitter so that the silver would show through. It gives a nice dividing line. I added glitter to the handle. I then used Ranger ink and another MFT stamp set and stamped the hearts and sentiment. I then adhered the handle and used foam dots for the umbrella piece. I added the 1/2 pearl  to the top of the umbrella.  I added Wink of Stella to the hearts.  I do like the look and in real life this has so much sparkle. Very pretty look.


Challenges:
Deep ocean #157 - die cut/punch/chip board
Creatalicious #117 - anything goes/opt. die cut/punches
My Favorite Things - glitter
The ribbon girl - any image
Crafty catz #375 - anything goes/opt. dots/stripes
Artistic inspirations #181 - anything goes/opt. dies/stencils






You fill my thoughts

Sunday June 18, 2017
 
So I had a request for a card.. She wanted purple, teal, violet.. So since I love playing with those colors and knew it would be given to a special lady I really thought about it.. This is what I came up with.
I used Ranger inks and created the background. I spritzed it with water.. Then I used Altnew inks and stamped the flowers. I used Stampin Up flower stamps and dies. I used my copic and added a little color to the flowers.  I punched/die cut a bunch of leaves a few months back so dug through them and found some I liked. I layered the flowers. I cut the YOU from My Favorite Things dies and layered them three times to give some depth. I stamped also from MFT the rest of the sentiment and laid it over the YOU.. I added some Nuvo drops and Spectrum Noir glitter pen (to the YOU) .. I am loving the colors.
 

Challenges:
Addicted to stamps #150 - flowers
Artistic inspirations #181 - anything goes/opt. dies/stencils
The sisterhood of crafters - use your imagination
Crafty catz #375 - anything goes/opt. dots/stripes
Creatalicious #117 - anything goes/opt. die/punches
Jo's scrap shack #193 - anything goes/opt. sketch
Hiding in my craft room #305 - feminine
Inkspirational #137 - photo
Color crazy wk. 24 - anything goes