Friday, December 30, 2011

Saturday December 31, 2011 HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!!

Unscripted Sketch challenge Its the end of the year and new challenge at Unscripted Sketches. I hope you can play along with us. I know we love seeing how you interpret the sketch. This is what I came up with. Let's see what you can do.. Just post to the link above.

challenges entered:
frosty design -something new (the pti die)
simon says -anything goes
party time tuesday -anything goes

paper: club quick quote..stamp: gina k- botanical..accessories: pti die, ribbon

Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday December 26, 2011

This is another birthday card for a dear boy who I consider my grandson. He's my son's girlfriends son.. I kinda thought I knew what I wanted to do but not sure if I pulled off the look. I am not excited about the card but I do like it. I hope he likes it.. he'll be 16 so who know what kind of card they would like at that age.. sure a car more than a card..

I have not figured this for a challenge yet. I will have to take time tomorrow see what is out there for this card..

paper: kraft, scraps of other su..stamp: pti, su..accessories: viva pearl pens, su punch, pti die

Monday December 26, 2011

This card is for my brothers birthday in January. He loves my cards and saves everyone of them. He says he plans to frame them.. AWHHH moment for me.. ; )

This card is entered in the challenges at:
moving along with the times -dogs/cats
make it monday - digi
DP 2- Mo manning blog -die or punch

paper: my minds eye, club ranger, memento, quick quote..stamp: mo manning digi, pti, dots..accessories: spellbinder, pti, ms, viva pearl pens, copics

Monday December 26, 2011

Back in the swing of card making and decided I needed to do a spring looking card. This is for the challenge at Catch the bug.. using red-pink-blue and a touch of glitter or flock I chose glitter, on the butterflies.. This is a birthday card for my sis-n-law in March.. She loves flowers and so thought this would be a great card for her.

paper: su, my minds memento, ranger..stamp: catch the bug, pti..accessories: spellbinder, su butterflies, copics, glitter, emb. floss..

Monday December 26, 2011

Well Christmas is over it was a wonderful quiet day. It would of been better if the children hadn't moved to other states or being out of town. All in all it was nice though and being off work of course is wonderful. Today I spent a wonderful day with my crafting friend Karen. She came over to play in my craft room. Always a wonderful time when we get together.
I took time today to get some cards done for birthdays and a challenge. This one is for the progressive challenge #9 over at Crafters Digital Art Center. This image is cdacpc9, JSL, and the snow globe is from crafty Ann's. I had never put a digital into another one and if it was luck then OK great because I did it and had no problem. I will have to give this a try again.

challgenge: inky impressions - something new ( I chose a baby is new)

papers: dcwv, club scrap. ink: quick quote, ranger..stamp: digi jsl, crafty ann's..accessories: copics, spellbinder, half pearls, glitter pen.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Saturday December 24, 2011

Unscripted Sketch challenge #138

I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays .. sure you have all been busy, I know I have been I have not made a card in over a couple of weeks. These cards for the challenge over at Unscripted Sketches were made in advance beings I'm on the design team I get the sketches in advance. I sure am glad for that at this time of the year. I hope you find time to play along you have till next Friday to enter your card over at US at the link above.
challenge: stampin royalty #103 - winter Christmas
charisma cardz - anything goes
paper: Club scrap..accessories: ribbon, stickers, embossing folder.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Saturday December 17, 2011

Unscripted Sketches #137 challenge : with piggyback. No Flowers Saturday is the new day for sketches at Unscripted Sketches
I hope you find time to play along with this new sketch.. It's a piggyback meaning that the twist to it is "NO FLOWERS" now that can't be too hard I know I use a lot of flowers on my cards but managed to hold off using them, and another Christmas card was made. Upload your card to the link above. I can't wait to see your awesome creations.

paper: dcwv, su kraft..stamp: northwoods rubber memento back..accessories: ribbon, stickers recollection, corner chomper

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday December 12, 2011

Day 12 of the 12 days of Christmas over at Catch the bug Today's last theme is Christmas song inspiration so meet Frosty the snowman.. I have some snow looking tinsel that I used for the snow and snow looking flakes I did not want to do too many beings the background paper has snowflakes on it so did a few around the snowman. I'm thinking they should of been smaller but the tinsel is small foil looking circles and small just did not look right beings the tinsel is what it is..

paper: memento, ranger..stamp: image snowman skate catch the bug, words pti..accessories: su punch, mft die, spellbinder, su bling, ms tinsel, copics, scrap ribbon

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday December 11, 2011

Here is day 11 of the 12 days of Christmas over at Catch the bug Today's theme is to use plaid.. I don't know if you can really see it too well but I even did a stripe look in the blue behind the reindeer's.. The flower and the ribbon also are plaid, not to mention the plaid on the card base. Aren't these reindeer cute? I don't know if I want them in charge of the flight though..

paper: dcwv, su..stamp: reindeer snappy catch the bug..accessories: pti flower die, ribbon, crystal accents, copics, button, floss

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday December 10, 2011

Day 10 over at Catch the bug 12 days of Christmas..

I had to use Gus.. "what more do you want? " was the saying I came up with. I know some guys that think they are enough for you.. He was fun to make into a card lot's of smiles while making it.

challenge: crafty catz weekly - anything goes
paper crafting journey - christmas
for fun challenge - christmas
moving along with the times 127 last min christmas
paper take weekly - anything goes

paper: su, quick quote..stamp: gus consciousness catch the bug..accessories: sticker hat, ribbon, te die, pizzaz a plenty half pearls, stickers, copics.

Saturday December 10, 2011

This is for day 9 of the 12 days of Christmas over at Catch the Bug the theme is Feminine card.. Also the card is for the sketch over at The Sweet Stop sss138

I had to use Scarlotte for this as she is quite feminine and used some girly girl colors. I also just today got this cool paper pad (with the holly on it) from Basic gray and knew I had to use it. I would of used more but it just took away from the image when I tried. I really love basic gray papers (and cosmo cricket) they seem to be the ones to go for or maybe it's just cause I see them more while online shopping ..

challenge: Inky impression #36 -ribbon

paper: bazzill, basic gray, club scrap, su.. ink: quick quote, marvey.. stamp: digi scarlotte ring catch the bug digi, pti words..accessories: su punch, ribbon, ms punch, pizzaz a plenty half pearl, copics, stickle

Saturday December 10, 2011

I am in the catch up mode today as I have day 8,9,10 to post for the 12 days of Christmas over at Catch the bug.. This card is day 8 and the theme is Milk and Cookies.. I thought this darling little Emma would be perfect for the card holding her bottle of milk. Then I had a sticker of a ginger bread cookie I put by her hand.. For the saying I thought and thought and came up with "what u mean 4 santa ?" I know there were times growing up where there were fewer cookies for Santa that what mom and dad actually put on the plate ; )

paper: quick quote..stamp: emma catch the bug digi.. accessories: letter stickers, sticker cookie, ribbon, copics, spellbinder die.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Saturday December 10, 2011

Sketch at Unscripted Sketches It's Saturday and that means sketch time over at Unscripted Sketches. I hope you have time to post your card over at Unscripted Sketches This is my card that I made for the sketch. If you have time to play along with us maybe you can get another Christmas card done or with Valentine's day coming up soon that may be an idea for your card. Of course there are always those birthday and anniversary cards.

paper: club scrap, quick quote..stamp: pti..accessories: pti, pizzaz a plenty

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Wednesday December 7, 2011

Phew.. I am caught up.. Day 7 of 12 days of Christmas at Catch the bug.. today's challenge is the photo on the blog it's of a swan, colors red, white, green and brown.. I chose to use the color as the challenge vs. the swan.. I tried to make it look like Santa was on the roof but after I was done it kind of looked like he was on a box/chest.. oh well I think the chimney helps make it look more like a house roof top with cedar shingle roof.. I used a white ink and my cloud template to give the cloud illusion since it was kind of night time..

paper: pti craft, dcwv.. ink: su white, close to my heart green..stamp: Catch the bug akv santa, tree ?, pti wood grain..accessories: copics, viva pearl pen

Wednesday December 7, 2011

OK here we go again.. My lovely Stella.. I know you know it..I love this lady. This is for day 6 of the 12 days of Christmas over at Catch the bug
Day 6 is humor.. need I say more .. I couldn't figure a small enough saying so I just used a stamp for the one banner and then wrote the other.. of course I don't like my hand writing but what do you do.. Surly wouldn't use my dh's.. no way.
challenge: Flutter by Wednesday #183 open -
Card Makin Mamas #35 Christmas

paper: dcwv, club scrap.. ink: memento black.. stamp: stella fairy Catch the bug, words PTI.. accessories: corner chomper, sticker, copics, copic glitter pen, glitter.

Wednesday December 7, 2011

I'm a little behind on posting for the challenge over at catch the bug for their 12 days of Christmas challenges.. I am on day 5 and it was to use gold. Well the bear is holding a gold ornament in real life it's very gold but the camera just does not do it justice. I used a gold liquid paint I did not want to do it too thick as I did not want the warp look. The background paper is also gold even tho it has a little green tinge on the computer and of course the gold ribbon..

paper: dcwv..stamp: bear ornament Catch the printer ink..accessories: ribbon, spellbinder, copics

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Sunday December 4, 2011

See I told you I was busy today if you read down to the to the 6th card. All of these cards were made today and some calendar pages (2 months /12 each) which are not posted I did Feb and June so I will post them during those months.
This card is day 4 of the 12 days of Christmas at Catch the Bug today is to use a bird..

paper: club scrap, quick quote, su.. stamp: bird on limb catch the bug, words pti..accessories: te leaf die, spellbinder die, pizzaz a plenty half pearls, copics

Sunday December 4, 2011

This is for day two over at Catch the bug 12 days of Christmas - LOVE.. who better to have on a love card but Gus and Stella.. my favorite all time images.. they just make you smile..
This card is also for the challenge at Top Tip Tuesday using Silver, White and a hint of ? (I chose light pink)

TIP: I have flat (about an inch deep)12x9 clear plastic cases that I keep all my digi's in that I have printed for future use. I keep each digi company in a separate case so that they don't get mixed up. Printing them ahead of time helps with the ink drying and also for that quick card you might need the image is ready to be colored..

paper: su, vellum, dcwv.. ink: marvy gray..stamp: stella/gus catch the bug, pti word..accessories: spellbinder, su, copics..
Sunday December 4, 2011

Challenge time over at Catch the bug .. They are having the 12 days of Christmas and I think I got my postings a little out of order.. This is day 1. using a tree Also the challenge at DYSU #48 using ribbon/tie one on

paper: club scrap, dcwv..stamp: winter bench Catch the bug, words ranger, memento..accessories: spellbinder, ribbon, button, bakers twine, viva pearl pen, stickles, copics

Sunday December 4, 2011

Still making Christmas cards and doing challenges.. This is for the 12 days of Christmas over at Catch the bug day 3 to use an animal and also for the challenge at Paper Sundaes using red, stripes, die cut and stitching..
Just had to use this cute little guy. I do have other images really I do but since this is for the challenge at Catch the bug (and my guest design time is over) you need to use their image.. ; )

paper: club scrap, dcwv..stamp: Catch the bug reindeer ornament, PTI words.. ink: Quick Quote green with envy, maricheno cherry.. accessories: punch su, spellbinder dies, faux stitching, copics.

Sunday December 4, 2011

This is another card for the progressive challenge and also sketch design for Our Creative Corner.. I love the bright colors and happy look of this card. This card tag for Crafters Digital Art Center is cdacpc8,doodlepantry.

Challenge sketch at Our Creative Corner:

paper: club scrap, quick quote green with envy..stamp: chick doodlepantry, words club scrap.. accessories: spellbinder dies, taylored expressions leaves die, button, copics.

Sunday December 4, 2011

Today I decided to get a lot of stamping done and made 5 cards and two months of calendar pages (12 of each two months ; @ ) This card is for the progressive challenge at Crafters Digital Art Center cdacpc8,jsl cute dog and made him into a Christmas card as he is delivering his gift.. LOL

paper: old paper base paper zone, dcwv su real red, memento black, quick quote green with envy..stamp: JSL dog, words MFT, circle words PTI.. accessories: spellbinder dies, circle punch, copics, TE leaf die.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Saturday December 3, 20011 Unscripted Sketch challenge Hard to believe its December already and only 21 days to Christmas. I have not done any shopping..oh my.. but I have a lot of Christmas cards made. This is another one for my collection using the sketch at Unscripted Sketches.. I hope you play along we had some awesome cards entered from last weeks challenge I love visiting the sites and seeing what you make. I hope you enjoy my card and it encourages you to give the sketch a try and enter at

challenges: pink elephant 127 color inspiration

paper: club scrap, scraps of designer paper black memento, su artichoke..stamp: hero arts ..accessories: hero arts die, stickles, copics

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011

It's Tuesday and it's new release at Catch the bug and today is the prim angel. Fun little guy/gal to color and I like making small cards so kept it small. That's one thing I like about digi's is that you make it the size you want not the size the stamp is. Now don't get me wrong that I don't like stamps/rubber because I have a craft room full of them but it's just nice to be able to size the digi's for when you just need that smaller image of the certain image. Any how I love the bright colors of this little one.

flutter by wednesday #181 open
aud sentiments #42 Holiday sentiments

paper: club scrap, scraps of paper..stamp: prim angel/catch the bug, pti quick quote, memento..accessories: ms punch, su punch, spellbinder dies, pizzaz a plenty flower, glitter, copics

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday November 26, 2011

I was surfing the blogs and came across this cute image over at Glitter Geeks.. It was take their image cute little Rudy Reindeer and make a card or project.. Well had to give the little guy a try.. I thought he looked confused so added the birds to the antlers and the saying as I thought it went with the look.. I love how it came out.

challenge: Glitter geeks #25 -use rudy reindeer

paper: club scrap, assorted christmas papers.. ink: quick quote, memento.. stamp: digi glitter geeks, pti words.. accessories: spellbinder, dyed seam binding, ms punch, viva pearl pens, stickles, embossing folder, copics

Saturday November 26, 2011

Challenge time over at Catch The Bug and the challenge this Saturday is to use Silver/Black and Bing... I chose Scarlotte as my image and she's all glitzed up and ready for fun. Christmas party, New Year's party?? who knows but she's ready..

challenge: Stamps R us - bling it on

paper: dcwv, su, ranger, versa mark..stamp: catch the bug scarlotte, words?.. accessories: bling from taylored expressions, corner chomper, copics.

Saturday November 26, 2011 sketch challenge at Unscripted Sketches

I decided to turn the sketch and this is what I came up with. I know DH said he did not care for this as he does my others something was just off.. I like when I hear that but then again I don't but I have to agree to some degree.. I love the image (catch the bug Santa ) but I think it's the other papers.. I don't know ..maybe I'm just tired of making Christmas cards and he's tired of seeing them..
Any how I sure hope you don't let me discourage you and you take some time to make a card/layout/some project using the sketch above and posting your card on Unscripted Sketches site.

I made this card for challenge:
Aud Sentiments - holiday sentiments
Our creative corner - O Christmas tree

paper: club scrap, assorted scraps designer memento.. stamp: pti, santa -catch the bug.. accessories: buttons, ms punch, copics

Saturday November 26, 2011

Another great image - Stella /bling.. I used a copic glitter pen and disappointed it did not show up in the photo as it does in person.. Look at that look. The card is a tri fold and I have the saying on the other flap which I have a photo of below this card.
I made this for a few challenges:
Inky Impressions #34 -make your own embellishments (flower)
Alots Rubber #71- dots
The Sisterhoold of crafters - polka dots
Top tip Tuesday - more than one fold and a TIP

Tip: If you can not find the right paper for the background and you are trying to make the card fit another requirement, in this case DOTS, use a stamp or stamps to make your own background.

paper: club scrap, assorted quick quote, memento, versa mark..stamp: catch the bug/Stella bling, words??.. accessories: copic glitter pen, copics, pti die, tim holtz die, su punch, Mr. Hueys calico shine, brad.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday November 25, 2011

Well I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.. and today you got into some nice elastic waistband pants and got to veg all day and cyber shop... We went to my sons home which he lives a couple hours away unless you try to go on a holiday then it doubles the time.. I don't know how I lived in the big city for so many years.. I sure am spoiled living in the country and small town life. Although I did see some stores up there that we don't have here. By my sons they put in a Hobby Lobby.. Only time I have ever been in one is in Missouri when I have visited and that is about every 10-15 yrs..and I loved it.. that does not cut it in my book.. All in all it was a great time and the usual 2.5 hr drive home so that was nice. I did not make it out for black Friday. I never have tried it and after seeing the news today I don't see myself ever doing it.. how crazy some can get.

Well I decided to make some cards today for upcoming design shots and one for four challenges. This is Sean one of the bug brats by Catch the bug

Inky impressions #34 make your own embellishment (flower)
DYSU #47 -grass
Crop Stop #47 - Thank You
For Fun Challenge - Thank You
The Pink Elephant #126- Thankful
If the shoe fits #97 Thankful

paper: bg, club ranger, quick quote, memento..stamp: catch the bug sean bug brat, studio g words.. accessories: brad, circle punchs, su punch, half pearls pizzaz a plenty, mft grass, my cloud template, copics

Friday November 25, 2011

Well it's Friday and that means freebie Friday over at Catch The Bug and this little birthday penguin is this Fridays free digi.
I think we all know someone with a winter birthday (including mine) and I sure would love to receive this cute card -image. You could really use this image yearly it doesn't have to be winter. I just chose a winter sentiment.

This is for challenges:
ladybug crafts #47 - winter blues
paper craft journey - anything goes
one stitch at a time #89 - anything goes
digistamps 4 joy #32 - tic tac toe - I chose cool blue-winter white- jet black

paper: dcwv, club shabby shutter, black memento..stamp: bd penguin -catch the bug, words pti... accessories: prima flowers, brads, stickles, tim holtz flourish, doily, spellbinder dies, su punch, copics

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday November 22, 2011

It's Tuesday and that means new release image at Catch the bug this angel is the new release and I would venture to guess they have others in the store. Wouldn't this be cool for mothers day or birthday or just because..

challenges: papertake weekly -christmas crackers (not sure what crackers are?)
flutterby wednesday #181 - open

papers: Christmas stack, club scrap..accessories: ribbon, stickers, glitter, copics

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday November 21, 2011

Today over at Catch the Bug does a sponsor swap with Paper Pretties and the theme is to use black, gold,white. and a Paper Pretties image.. I love dogs so had to use this cute one called Well wishes..but I made them look more like they were looking over a fence and saying hello, hi.. I love the way it came out.

challenges entered: make it monday #64- anything goes
one stitch at a time #89 - anything goes
paper crafting journey #23 -embossing

paper: scattered straw, black soot ranger, black memento..stamp: well wishers paper pretties, words from verve..accessories: tree die mft, white emb. powder, copics, some prisma pencils, my cloud template for sky.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday November 20-2011

I love this word - in fact I have a white tattoo of the word on the inside of my wrist. This is another cute digi image from Catch the bug I had to get it. My guest designer shot is almost over at Catch the bug I am guest designer for Oct/Nov :( that will be sad as I love being on their team.)

Challenges: paper sundaes #96 -bow
paper pretties #180 - non traditional Christmas colors
allsorts challenge #130 -one layer card
one stitch at a time #89 -anything goes
Penny's papercraft challenge #67 tie one on -

paper: white su..stamp: catch the bug believe word..accessories: ribbon, copics, stickles

Sunday November 20, 2011 (it's my birthday --woot woot)
It's challenge time again over at Crafters Digital Art Center for their progressive freebie challenge. This is a new one, winner of the last was chosen..nope it wasnt me :( but hay I have fun playing along in the new round of images.
also this card is for challenges:

dysu #46 -splash of blue
hand stamped sentiment #93 bargello
our creative corner- photo inspiration
paper sundaes #96 - bow

paper: assorted scraps, su kraft.. ink: ranger walnut..stamp: digi sugarcreek hollow..accessories: spellbinder, seam binding, su punches, glitter pens, viva pearl pen, copics

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday November 19, 2011 It's Let's talk turkey - Thanksgiving challenge over at Catch the bug
I think this is a funny Thanksgiving card another cute image from Catch the bug, this is Margaret.. Love the turkeys expression.. he's probably not that excited about the big day..Check out her funky shoes. I love shoes but wouldn't be caught in those..

I'm entering this card in challenges:
aud sentiments #41 giving thanks -
inky impressions #33 giving thanks
simon says - giving thanks
alota rubber stamps #71 lots of dots

paper: october afternoon.. ink: quick quote..stamp: margaret thanksgiving..accessories: ribbon, pti die, recollection leaves, copics, brad
Saturday November 19, 2011 Well it's Saturday so that means Unscripted Sketch challenge the sketch and this week it's a twist.. You can not use any pre - pattern papers!! So break out the embossing folders, stamp your own background..have fun and lets see what you come up with. I sure have enjoyed seeing more people playing along over at Unscripted Sketches and love the cards/projects made. Awesome work. This is my card for the sketch. I chose the embossing folders to make my background and this funny monster for the image from Catch the bug

I'm entering this card in challenges:
pink elephant #125 - embossing
paper craft journal #23- embossing

paper: kraft, various scraps.. ink: memento..stamps: monster bd /catch the bug, words pti.. accessories: embossing folders, recollection heart, copics

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday November 18, 2011

It's FRIDAY and this mean freebie Friday over at Catch the Bug and this awesome OLD TIME SANTA is the freebie for today.. Too cute huh? I kind of went with some old looking papers to complete it but you could easily put him with any papers.

This is for the challenges:
paper shelter-#40 snowflakes- (well hes standing in snow and I have a snowflake decoration)
paper sundaes #95- digital image
moving along with the times #125 - let it snow

paper: dcwv, ranger, memento..stamp: old world santa catch the bug, words pti..accessories: ribbon, sticker, my cloud template, punch, copics