Monday, April 30, 2012

Paper Pretties new release - Cherry on top

Monday April 30, 2012

First off Happy Birthday to my dear hubby.. Ilove you. Hope your day is awesome.. (im at work, he's retired..) sure it will be awesome.

Now on to the new release at Paper Pretties.. We have this cute image and sentiments "cherry on top" there is also "buttercup" (not shown) and the theme for this Monday is "MAKE A SHAPE CARD" This is my MAKE A SHAPE CARD for the challenge inspiration using the little cherry on top image and words.. I felt it needed some bling so added it around the edges and some sparkle on the top of the cup cake..

sentimental sunday #100 -cards for kids
stamptacular sunday #161-spring bling
squirrel and fox #16 - food

recipe: pp images and words, bazzil paper, ep this and that, ek punch, stickles, te bling, copics, spellbinder dies, copics

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Unscripted Sketch #156

Saturday April 28, 2012 Well.. Have you been over to Unscripted Sketch blog, we have a new look to the blog design, a few new design team members and lot's more. I hope you make it over and take a look and see their lovely work and leave some love...

I had a blast making this card. I have had these tiles for awhile and have wanted to use them then I got some tags that I just covered with designer paper and made my little flowers and wa-la I made this card... I really love it.. Hope you enjoy it and you get encouraged to play along..

moving along with the time - garden/flower theme
inky impressions -#56 atg
aud sentiments - atg
simon says - atg
make it monday - #86 atg
crafty catz weekly #130 -atg

recipe: pti words, die tags, su punch, tim holtz die, tiles, viva pearl pen, crate paper-paper, bazzill, memento, brads, te die

Friday, April 27, 2012

dry emboss, designer paper and bling

Saturday April 28, 2012 oops this posted friday : ( sorry

Saturday and it's another challenge at Catch the bug the recipe: DRY EMBOSS, DESIGNER PAPER & BLING... three of my favorite things.. I hope you get a chance to play along and post over at the link above..

simon says - atg
inky impression #56- atg
aud sentiments - atg
crafty catz weekly #130 - atg

recipe: catch the bug/bobble head bhk alice, kaiser craft-utopia, su words favorite thoughts, embossing folder, pizzaz aplenty bling, su punch, quick quote ink, copics

Free Friday Snail

Friday April 27, 2012

Happy Friday.. and it's Free Friday at Catch the bug This digi is Snail.. I thought it would be great for a belated birthday.. slow snail - belated... get it??

I had to put her in a garden and the background papers added to the whole look too. Don't you just love papers.. I am such a hoarder of papers.. I wish I knew at the time I was buying them to limit the 12x12 and focus on 6x6 and 8x8.. but I am not sorry I have the larger pads.. I just love the use of the smaller sizes for the cards..

inky impressions - atg
c.r.a.f.t. #152 - animal
moving along with the times - garden/flower theme
crafty catz weekly #130 - atg

recipe: catch the bug/snail, pti words, simple stories paper, su kraft, ms punch, su punch, mft dies, viva pearl pen, paper flowers? , copics, memento ink, quick quote chalk ink

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday new release Time to party

Tuesday April 24, 2012

It's time for a new release at catch the bug .. I just remembered 20 min ago.. what a rush but hay cards can be made in a few minutes I just proved it and that is getting the photo done and watermark and all... Any how the new release is Teapot pup.. It's time to party

love to create - atg #12
ladybug crafts #59 - birthday

card crew #9 - ribbon
recipe: catch the bug teapot pup, words verve stamp, paper this and that, ribbon, pearls, circle punch su, spellbinder die, memento ink, quick quote ink, copics

Animal Antics -creative craft/catch the bug

Tuesday April 24, 2012

Ok it feels great to have the old blog postings back to normal. (THANKS Steph). At least I think so. I need to figure a few things like why comments come and I need to go into a new system to moderate? but that is minor so I am not worried. I can still post comments to my cards and thank you everyone who comments on my cards. I appreciate all the kind encouraging words.

Now for today's post. This is a challenge at Creative Craft (every other Tuesday) and the theme is Animal Antics.. being sponsored by Catch the bug I chose to use the Bunny's from catch the bug. This card makes me laugh and I thought the sentiment was perfect for the card.


one stitch at a time - atg #110

paper sundaes - lets get cute #117

stamptacular sunday - loads of layers #160

recipe: catch the bug bunny digi, hero arts word, buttons, floss, authentique paper, bazzell, copics

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday April 23, 2012

I am having a lot of problems with blogspot and posting it's all messed up and things are blocked so I don't even know if this will post so I will keep it short and simple as possible. Paper Pretties has new images released and challenges.. This challenge is Pink and Green.. using the image Parched Peggie. There is also an image called Al just a chillin and Fawn has mermaid image.


one stitch at a time - atg #110

stamptacular sunday - loads of layers #160

recipe: bazzell paper, bg, echo park, quick quote ink, copics, spellbinder dies, su punch, memory box die.

sponsor challenge monday

Monday April 23, 2012

I hope this post ok still don't know what is up with blogspot and their posting page.any how this is challenge day at it's being sponsored by The challenge is a photo inspiration. A dear blog crafter/friend emailed me and called me and got me back to the old blogspot posting page. What a dear and a great relief.. Now if I can only get it to quit double spacing.. but hay rest of it works and thanks so much Steph.. hugs


paper sundaes - lets get cute #117

stamptacular sunday - loads of layers #160

squirrel and fox - food #16

one stitch at a time - atg #110

recipe: ava cupcake catch the bug, my minds eye, mft die, pti words, su punches, viva pearl pen, ribbon, quick quote ink

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Birthday Boy Sketch challenge

Saturday April 21, 2012 Sketch challenge at Catch the bug Well it's birthday time and male too so I used the above sketch challenge for Saturday Catch the bug and dude skateboard digi image.. I love the reds and blues it really helps with the masculine look too.

inky impressions - birthday creations
4 crafty chicks #86 - boys dig it
for fun challenge -atg
crafty sentiments - use a digi

recipe: catch the bug dude skateboard, hero arts words, dcwv papers, ranger ink, copics, embossing folder, ribbon

Recycled butterflies and cork

Saturday April 21, 2012

Unscripted Sketches challenge and piggyback - since Earth Day is coming use recycle on your card/project

for my card I used a scrap of cork and I made the butterflies and flower using an old colorful calander page of Hawaii views and die cut the images. I love the nice feel of the thick calendar pages and the beautiful flowers really made for beautiful butterflies.. The ribbon is from an old bag handle and I cut it and used it for the card the button was from a shirt.

flutterby wednesday #199 - open
paper shelter #60 - thing with wings
for fun challenge - atg
the sisterhood #recycle, reuse, renew
our creative corner - butterflies

recipe: club scrap, cork, gift bag handle ribbon, su punch and die, pti words and die, my minds eyes paper, hawaiian calendar, micro beads, memento black ink, old button from a shirt, floss

Friday, April 20, 2012

Free Friday butterfly

Friday April 20, 2012 Free Friday Catch the bug

Great butterfly and it's free.. I tried to make it a good size so that it would show off all of the details.. I love digis for that reason. I thought it looked like it needed some flowers so I used the poppy looking flowers in the die cut behind the image..

flutterby Wednesday #199- open
paper shelter #60 - things with wings
crafty sentiment - use a digi
sassy cheryls #111 - butterflies
for fun - atg

recipe: butterfly/catch the bug free digi, words?, studio 18 bling, copics, glitter pen, authentique paper, bazzill, ribbon, viva pearl pen

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New release Tuesday - MOM

Tuesday April 17, 2012

Catch the bug new release Tuesday Just in time for Mothers day - Catch the bug has a great mothers day card image. The work is pretty much done all you need to do is add the paper and some ribbon or what ever to finish it to your liking/style.. I know if my mom was still around she would love this card.. cause I made it..I know I have other ladies I can give this to who I know will also love it.

make it monday #85 - open
stamp with fun #157 -favorite colors (green and pink)
incy wincy #142 - digi only
craft your passion #106 - die cut & punches

recipe: mom/catch the bug, copics, stickles, pti die, te tie, mft die, su punch, ribbon, this and that ep paper, brad

On the road again / Karaoke challenge

Tuesday April 17, 2012

Challenge week at Clear it out with this being National Karaoke week challenge is to make a card using your favorite song... Mine is Willie Nelson- On the road again.. and using Stella... isn't she a kick.. This challenge is being sponsored by Catch the bug I hope you get a chance to play along. We all have some favorite songs and with so many images out there I am sure you'll find something.

make it monday #85- open
the pink elephant #144- photo inspiration
joyful stamper #54 - atg
stamptaculor sunday #159 - atg
paper sundaes #116- atg
incy wincy #142 - use a digi

recipe: stella /places to go catch the bug, echo park, pti die, mft die, copics, bling taylor expressions.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Paper Pretties new release/emboss it-dry or wet

Monday April 16, 2012

Paper Pretties new release and challenge... EMBOSS /DRY OR WET

Good Morning, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I went to a ladies Church retreat in Seaside Oregon. It's about 3 hours away and my dear crafting friend and I went and made a day of it going down on Friday, stopping shopping and just having a great time. The time at the retreat was great, uplifting and wonderful. The weather was beautiful. Last year it rained all the time we were there but this weekend was beautiful. The ocean is always beautiful in any kind of weather..

Well now back to the new release from Paper pretties

We have full image and sentiments of Peddie and Mannie.. I chose Mannie image and sentiment for my card. Fawn also has some new images. I did not have time to make a card but you can see all images at Paper Pretties. I hope you get to play along with the theme of EMBOSSING /DRY OR WET.. I did both, I used an embossing folder for the pink and teal and then used wet embossing for the background behind Mannie.


crafty catz weekly #128 -animals

joyful stamper #54 -atg

paper sundaes #116 -atg

the ribbon girls #18 -color challenge

pile it on #16 - pop it up (sentiment)

stamptacular sunday #159 - atg freeby

recipe: mannie/paper pretties, my minds eye papers, club scrap papers, mtg dies, su background , embossing folder, hearts recollection, copics, stickles, ranger, memento ink.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Catch the bug color challenge

Saturday April 14, 2012

Good morning and welcome to a color challenge at Catch the bug These colors are so pretty but took me awhile to figure out what to do.. This is the card I came up with. the blue kind of threw me off some but I think I made it work ok. (I'm at a ladies church retreat this fri-sun at Seaside Oregon.. whoo hoo.. I hope the weather is nice but no matter being on the Oregon coast no matter the weather is awesome and all the spiritual uplifting and worship is awesome time for us all.)

simon says -april showers bring spring flowers
inky impressions #52- create your own embellishment
cute card thursday #212 spring flowers -

recipe: flower girl-tulip/catch the bug, pti words, dcwv papers, bg brad, quick quote ink, copics, seam binding, pti die, te die

Unscripted Sketch #154 challenge

Saturday April 14, 2012 Welcome to another Saturday at Unscripted Sketches and this sketch is #154. I sure hope you get a chance to play along and also look at our new look. We also have some awesome new design team members. I hope you can make it over to the US blog and see what the girls have to offer and leave them some love regarding their work.

For my card today I decided to use some ribbons that I have and dies, I did not have a large enough die for the orange so I die cut it 2 times and cut it in half.. don't you just love the versatility of dies. Now I have a complete look that I wanted.

challenges: latinas en america #18 -yellow
pickie dust #122 - ribbons

recipe: cosmo cricket/upcycle, pti words, various ribbons, pti die, bazzill paper, memento ink

Friday, April 13, 2012

Free Friday Girl Shop

April 13, 2012 ..

I'ts free Friday at Catch the bug and this lovely lady is out to shop till she drops.. Great for a mothers day card and a nice gift card tucked inside.. or birthday and gift card.. humm.

I tried a little different effect around her body but I am not that pleased with what I did.. any suggestions or sites that give ideas on how to do this what the trick is so it doesn't look so weird?

inky impressions #52 -create your embellishment
my mums craft #52 - celebration
ribbon carousel -sketch
perfect sentiment #27 - color & mothers day
c.r.a.f.t. #150 -photo inspiration/ I used colors

recipe: girl shop/catch the bug, words hero arts, paper ep this and that, bazzill, scraps of papers, mft die, spellbinder, su punch, copics, ranger inks, viva pearl pen

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cameo Creations - Sports challenge

April 12, 2012 ..

Today is challenge day at Cameo Creations / Monica's Creative Madness with the theme being SPORTS.. sponsored by Catch the bug Who better for a sports figure but Guss.. my all time funny guy who is usually with Stella, but he can hold his own for sure when it comes to antics. I had to use him and found these awesome papers that went perfect and the little acrylic basketball that I have had for years.. finally get to use some stash and knew where it was..that's a plus but believe it or not I am pretty well organized in my craft room.

clear it out /sports-leisure/punch item (circles)
shopping our stash #47- masculine
sassy cheryls #110- atg
A & T challenge #21 Banner

recipe: guss basketball and words/catch the bug, bazzill, crate paper, acrylic making memories, quick quote ink, spellbinder, copics

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

One stamp set three cards

April 11, 2012..

Yesterday, since I am home still recovering from Bronchitis.. I needed to make some sympathy cards.. My dear friend lost her father Monday night and I know her mother and sister quite well and they all live very very close so I wanted to make each a card and thought why not use one stamp set make it work.. What better stamp set but Paper Trey botanical silhouettes.. I felt it needed to have a little extra since it was so white /plain so did the various lines around to give it a completion. I wanted to keep them simple but beautiful. I used Ranger distress ink as I love the soft look it gives and memento black for the stems/words..

pile it on #15 - "S" /sympathy cards
make it monday - ATG

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New release tuesday

New Release Tuesday Catch the bug

Tuesday April 10, 2012

Good morning and welcome to a new release day at Catch the bug This is image is called birdhouse.. duh I know but that's what it is.. I have had this cool die from Tim Holtz for the post and thought this would be a great time to use it and hang the birdhouse from it and add the little fence below and punch out a bird so it looks like it's coming home to complete my scene. The flowery background kind of gives a garden background effect.


the squirrel & the fox #41 sentiment
one stitch at a time #108 -use a digi
prairie fairy #76 atg
one stop craft #177- pastel & die cuts
stamp, scrap & doodle -things with wings

recipe: birdhouse/catch the bug, botanical paper collection, te die, th die, eurika words, ms punch, su punch, copics, ranger inks

Monday, April 09, 2012

With Sympathy

With Sympathy card

Tonight I am adding another card, this one is part of the gift cards I made for our ladies church retreat coming up this weekend. I find it hard to make sympathy cards because I don't want it too busy or too plain.. I like the way this came out.

Another thing that is crazy is that I have always wondered how to get a title and date on my postings.. duh right above this box it says Title: - what is crazy I had to have a girlfriend point that out to me. So for two plus years of posting I have not seen this.. OMG how crazy. My friends also said that once it's posted it should put the date in so I am hoping that it does. If it doesn't then today or rather tonight is April 9, 2012 .. I would like to blame this all on the bronchitis I'm fighting but you know that's not true.

the pink elephant #143 - flowers
make it monday #24 -open
pile it on #15 - "S" (swirls/sympathy)

recipe: su paper, dcwv, memory box swirl, pti flower die and words, stickles

Paper Pretties new release Monday & challenge: Lots of Layers (use 3 or more)

Monday April 9, 2012

Good morning. I trust everyone is off the sugar high from Easter and back to the usual routine. On this end it was a very quite Easter. Hubby and I still fighting bronchitis..second round of antibiotics..

Anyhow back to what today is about.. sorry I don't have the watermark images for these, I don't know what happened to them so if you hop over to the link below you ll see what the full set looks like. This is one of the new releases at Paper Pretties. called "along for the ride" and there is "on the move". There is also another image of a little boy and frog from Fawn.

for my card I used "along for the ride" and Lot's of layers. I had fun building this scene and drawing in the grass turfs, using my cloud template to ink in some clouds and of course a tree and birds.

southern girl #41-sentiment
little darlings #20-outside
the squirrel and the fox #15- things with wings
prairie fairy fun #76- atg
sweet stampin -doodles/dies
stamp, scrap & doodle -things with wings
one stitch at a time #108 -use a digi

recipe: digi along for the ride/paper pretties, my minds eye, su, mft dies, ms punch, spellbinder, su punch, copics.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Saturday April 7, 2012

I made a few cards for a gift basket for a church retreat I am going to next weekend. This is one of the cards that I made. I love using kraft paper and then found this paper pad from authentique/free bird that is awesome and thought would make a nice masculine card. I will post the other cards soon.

crop stop -cas
crafty catz weekly -cas
paper issues -chevron
alota rubber stamps #80-happy birthday
creative card crew #8-kraft

recipe: kraft, pti words, ribbon, authentique/free bird paper

Saturday April 7, 2012

Unscripted Sketches sketch challenge #153 and it's our Blog-iversary week..

Here I am again with a masculine birthday card and once again I let the paper do the work and use my manly flower that I love to use on my male cards. I love how this came out so simple and perfect for those needed masculine cards.

I hope you get a chance to join us at Unscripted Sketches for our blog-iversary week.

papertake weekly -ATG
party time tuesday #62 -flowers
scrap-creations -Birthday card
divas by design -ATG
4 crafty chicks #84 -flowers
alota rubber stamps #80 happy birthday

recipe: bazzell, ep this and that, assorted scraps for flower, brad, pti words, ranger ink

Saturday April 7, 2012

Challenge at Catch the bug today's challenge is ATG / Anything goes.. So lets see those cards or what ever.. I love ATG challenges cause we all have those cards that just don't fit some of the challenges out there..

DH and I are still recouping from bronchitis we both got it at the same time and both on antibiotics and sleeping so much so I guess that is good.

papertake weekly -ATG
whimsy stamps #33 use ribbon
fab n funky -embossing
simon says -favorite tool /tim holtz vagabon/embossing folders
little miss muffet #32 pastels
flutterby wednesday#197 -open

bhk angel catch the bug, crate paper/farm house, quick quote ink, ek punch, ribbon, pti words, copics, glitter

Friday, April 06, 2012

Friday April 6, 2012

Today's card is for the challenge at Stampin' for the weekend and the theme is Ready Teddy ..Go... being sponsored by Catch the bug..

I really love the colors for this card I always have fun when I use cosmo cricket papers. Looks like spring is here in the Pacific Northwest although hubby and I are still so sick with bronchitis but at least this card and the sun I see cheer me up when I am not sleeping..

dysu #66-friendly critters
joyful stamper #53- ATG
digi doodle #102 something new /I used new die & brad

recipe: boy bear/catch the bug, ep brad, hero arts words, pti die, embossing powder, copics, cosmo cricket.

Friday April 6, 2012

Catch the bug freebie Friday Toady's freebie is cupcake girl.

I thought she would be good for a birthday card but she would be good for quite a few different occasions. (my dear hubby and I both have bronchitis so we are both on meds and sleeping so much I thought I better get cards posted asap for the next few days as it's so hard to focus. Sorry for the short post)

papertake weekly-ATG
scrap creations - happy birthday
shopping our stash #46- punch it out -at least two punches
flutterby wednesday #197 open
diva by design -ATG
simon says stamps - favorite tool /tim holtz vagabon/dies
alota rubber stamps #80 happy birthday

recipe: cupcake girl catch the bug/ words/local king, papers authentique papers, su butterfly dies, stickles, rhinestones, spellbinder die, su punch, embossing powder

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tuesday April 3, 2012

New release Tuesday at Catch the bug

We have AKV moving.. well to me they are on a vacation and this is the saying we have all heard in our life time.."are we there yet?.. (by inkadinkado) My dad would always say "around the corner and under the tree" .. what happy memories that brings.

joyful stamper #52 -ATG
crafty catz #126 - use a digi
stampin for the weekend #6 -ATG
stamp with fun #155 - no easter card
make it monday #83 - open

recipe: image from catch the bug, words- inkadinkado, dcwv travel pad, copics, stickles, spellbinder die

Monday, April 02, 2012

Monday April 2, 2012

Todays challenge is over at Love to Create with the challenge being BUNNIES, JELLY BEANS AND CHICKS OH MY... being sponsored by Catch the bug

I combined these two darling images from Catch the bug .. Easter bunny and chick.. I did not have jelly beans so what I did was take a flower die from PTI and cut out some designer papers and then cut the petal out to make it look like a jelly bean or even an egg.. I just could not get a good shape doing it by hand and this trick was so much easier.

allsorts #148 - photo inspiration
one stop craft #176 - Easter
craft your days away #142 - Easter
cupcake inspiration #154 - photo inspiration
paper sundaes #114 - Happy Easter
squirrel and fox #14-Easter

recipe: easter bunny,chick catch the bug, american craft paper, bazzill, mft dies, pti die, words pti, you pti die, copics, stickles, ranger ink, quick quote ink

Monday April 2, 2012

Today being Monday..You know the routine..New challenge: APRIL SHOWERS and it's new release Monday at Paper Pretties.. We have April which is the set I chose to make into a card.. and there is Columbo. (not shown here) both sets come with image and sentiments. I hope you check out the new releases at Paper Pretties and play along with the challenge

I really tried to make the background look like a rainy cloudy day.. Being in the pacific NW all I had to do was look out side..LOL .. it's embedded in my mind we have had so much rain and it's still coming down.

challenges: one stitch at a time #107 -new (new digi)
paper sundaes #114 - happy easter
come and get it - spring
the squirrel and fox #14 -easter

recipe: paper pretties/ april, ranger ink, su punch, viva pearl pen, dcwv paper, glossy accents, copics, quick quote ink, te die, mft die, su paper