Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer duck

Tuesday May 29, 2012 New release Tuesday at Catch the bug - http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ Fun cute image to bring on the summer fun... the image does have a sun drawn in but I wanted him to be on earth so I covered that sun and die cut a sun that I thought balanced out the top part of the card..

make it monday #91 -open http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/
love to create #17 - add a sentiment http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/
the cutie pie challenge #19 - die cut & punches http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/
southern girls #45 -dying to die cut (or punch) http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
inky impressions #61- summer fun http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/

recipe: summer duck-ctb, g-rated words, su barely banana, dcwv, ek punch, mft die, copics, memento, ranger, corner chomper

Monday, May 28, 2012

Faithful friends leave pawprints

Monday May 28, 2012

A co worker had to put her sadly failing four legged companion down. It's a sad time. I know that one of my four legged kid is 14 and some day that will happen. Not something I want to think about.

We just lost our beautiful great granddaughter who was only with us for one week. She was born May 19 and passed May 26, 2012. She was born three months early and with a rare genetic condition. I know this posting is probably not the place to put it and then again it is.. Tatum Serenity Rene will be missed and so glad that I got to feel her, smell her and talk to her before she went to loved ones we have lost.

This card I just kind of kept simple and with it being a female dog I wanted to do this darling bow.

lollipop craft #82- with deepest sympathy http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/
the cutie pie #19 -die cut and punches http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/
crafty boots -bow-tastic and atg http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com/
for fun challenge - f.r.o.g. -fully rely on God http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/

recipe: pti kraft, bg paper, mft die, lil inker die, pti stamp set, ranger ink, corner rounder.

Let the Adventure begin!

Monday May 28, 2012 Thank you to all the service men and women who have and are still serving our country to make us a safer better place. Thank you for all you do and all the sacrifices that are made for our country. God Bless you all.

Paper Pretties new release Monday http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/ This week we bring you "Al at the grill" and "Grady"

The challenge this week is "CREATE A GRADUATION CARD".. I chose to use Grady for my card and keep is simple so it can be sent without a lot of bulk. I wanted to give it some texture and I have a large spool of this cording so just wrapped it around and love the look that it gives. I think this could be a great male card. We are always looking for male cards and I have two males I know that are graduating ... who shall I give it to..


just us girls #138 - photo inspiration http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/

one stop craft #184 - for the boys http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/

crafty catz #134 - card for man http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/

raise the bar #106 - congratulations http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.com/

recipe: Grady and sentiment- Paper pretties, bazzill, various other paper scraps, silver cord su, copics.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Grateful Heart

Saturday May 26, 2012 Unscripted Sketches challenge #160 http://unscriptedsketches.com/ Who doesn't love pink and gray.. I love the look it is so rich looking. I have a lot of Stampin up designer papers and dug them out and cut them all 6x6 so I could use them for cards since I really don't scrapbook.. I have them all in one container so ready to use so you'll see lots more of those georgous papers.. I have the sizzlet two part butterfly die from SU also and I have the vagabon die machine.. well I forgot to lift the tab so that the sandwich wasn't so thick.. ouch to the sizzlet. I guess I need to buy another one as the one I have is very sad looking.. Remember to use the right sandwich for those die machines.. If I was using my big shot I would of realized it was hard to crank, but the vagabon is electric so you don't know till it's too late..

aud sentiments #55 -http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
whimsey stamps -vintage/shabby chic http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/

recipe: su designer papers, pti words, su butterfly, half pearls?, heart recollection sticker, prima flower, su cording, marvey ink, corner chomper.

Wish you were here!

Saturday May 26, 2012 challenge at Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ using the photo below as inspiration..
Well you have to love that one piece of paper pretty much does the trick, I was going through some papers for another project and saw this and wa-la it was perfect for the color challenge.. I used it as a background looking like mountains/sky in the background and little fence to perch her on.. Little bird to keep her company..

stampin royalty #125 -color challenge http://www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/
charisma cards #20 - no flowers http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/
dysu #73 - little birdie told me http://www.doyoustackup.blogspot.com/

recipe: catch the bug Desiree sitter, pti fence die, pti wood stamp, mft die, ms punch, dcwv paper, bazzill paper, copics, paper pretties words

Friday, May 25, 2012

I carrot about you

Friday May 25, 2012

New free Friday image from Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ Garden Bunny... Not always a favorite to have in your garden or deer but this bunny won't do any harm. Isn't it cute??

I usually just plant garlic in old fashion bathtubs that are seated in the ground about 5 inch lip that way the voles and moles and what ever stays away from the bulbs.. the drain hole has wire over it and living in the country we can get away with it.. I would like to make a garden but we do have wild bunnies, deer and other critters so as I hear from neighbors gardens are not safe unless you cage enclose them. So I will stick with my card and this little garden bunny..

by cute and girly - spring is all around http://www.bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.co.uk/
charisma cardz #20 - no flowers http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/

recipe: garden bunny -catch the bug, cosmo cricket papers, kraft, black su, buttons, floss, ranger inks, copics and I wrote the words..

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Little Mermaid

Tuesday May 22, 2012

Happy Tuesday and new release day at Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/
I love turquoise and yellow so thought that I would make the turquoise as the water hence the bubbles on the background and then she is setting on a rock so I made the sun behind her.. Was a fun card to figure out.. I made the digi bigger than I usually do so left little room for other items.

make it monday #90- atg http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/
love to create #16 -song inspired (little mermaid) http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/
lollipop crafts #81 - make a splash http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/

recipe: mermaid catch the bug, bazzill, su wheel-see you around, dcwv, scraps, seam binding, copics, bling, quick quote ink, su ink, verve words, memento.

Monday, May 21, 2012

You did it!!!

Monday May 21, 2012

Welcome to Monday new release from Paper Pretties. http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/
Today we have two wonderful images with sentiments. This one is Kanku and the second one is Cis.. Both have great words.

I chose to use Kanku image and words and the challenge for this week is "USE YOUR SCHOOL COLORS" I went to Lincoln Hi in Seattle for one year and those colors were black and red.. Next school was blue and gray so I passed on using those colors.. I like the way this came out and I used washi tape again.. Has the little paw prints on it which I thought was cute for the kangaroo.. Wouldn't this be a cute card for that little elementary student that graduated to the next year.. You did it!


craft your days away #45 - creatures great and small-http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/

one stitch at a time #114 -atg- http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/

moving along with the times- keep it real -http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/

whimsey #39 -atg- http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/

abc - p for pocket (kangaroo has a pocket) http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/

little miss muffet #35 - atg http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/

anything goes challenge #67 - black and one other color http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/

recipe: washi tape, copics, dcwv paper, buttons, images-words paper pretties

Sunday, May 20, 2012

8th grade Congratulations to my grandson

Sunday May 20, 2012

I made this card for my grandson Samson's graduation from the 8th grade June 1, 2012.. How time flies. He's growing up so very fast. I really wanted to keep it simple but also masculine and love the way it came out. I used the die from PTI and just cut the three pieces out and layered them across the card to give a nice decorative edge.

clear it out - con-brads-ulation http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
joy stamper #59 - atg http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
4 crafty chicks - graduation http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com/

recipe: pti dies, memory box die, brads, authentique paper, su base.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

You're my type - LOVE

Saturday May 19, 2012

Sketch #159 http://unscriptedsketches.com/ with a piggy back this week being USE INK/CAN BE STAMPED INK, FAUX STITCHING, DISTRESSED INK LOOK..

I used ink to stamp the image vs using a digi like I usually do. I love stamping and have so many stamps so I am going to try to just use stamped images for my Unscripted sketches.. I also used some ranger in the edges of the tan paper and some white su ink for the edges on the brown card, it really toned it down I like the look. I did some sewing around the tan part, I don't use the machine much but I love the look and wanted to carry the red out more.

I hope you play along and post to the link above. Hop over to US to see the other dt members inspirations.


simon says - clean and simple http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
alota rubber - #83 bingo http://alotarubberstamps.blogspot.com/

recipe: bazzill, dcwv, stitching, whimsical wishes by taylored expressions (te), letter brads?, memento, ranger, su, twill ribbon

You're red hot

Saturday May 19, 2012

Saturday is sketch challenged at Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/
Boy I knew I wanted to use this image but was having a hard time figuring out the embellishments and all that I wanted to use, but digging through all my stash I found what I needed. I'm pleased with how it came out.

moving along with the times - keep it real http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/
cut card thursday #217 - touch of sparkle http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
digi doodle shop #108 - work related http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/
stamp royalty #124 - photo inspiration http://www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/

recipe: chef / catch the bug, bg brad, want 2 scrap bling, copics, petite papers, ribbon, quick quote ink, words club scrap

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sea the other dolphin

Friday May 18, 2012

Free Friday at Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ with the image being called DOLPHIN DUO ... guess I should of looked at the name better before I made my card.. It wasnt till just the other night I realized there were two dolphins in the image when I saw it on the bug forum done by another dt member.. OH MY and I made the card not even seeing it. I just thought it was a large splash with the way dolphins go in and out of the water. When I told my DH oh my there are two dolphins (this is way after I posted it on CTB forum site) he said yea I saw it.. WHAT!! why didnt you tell me so I could of colored it in before I watermarked /posted it.. ? he said he thought I knew and thought it looked cool that way.. oh yea that is what I wanted it to look like - NOT.. now when I look at this card it sticks out like a sore thumb... LOL.

I was so focused on watercoloring the water that I did not even look that much on the image. I also spritzed the card with bubbles spray for a shimmer look but it's hard to see in the photo.. (wish the dolphin was too) the sea gulls is an old stamp that I have no idea by who.. the clouds are from my own cloud template.. that about covers it. the papers are club scrap and su rich razzleberry.

moving along with the times - keep it real http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/
pile it on #20 - cas http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 17, 2012

100% All Natural Girl

Thursday May 17, 2012

Today's card challenge is brought to you by C.R.A.F.T challenge http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ with the challenge being EASEL CARD and this is being sponsored by Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/

I have made a few easel cards and really liking them now. At first I was concerned how to make them but saw a great tutorial on UTUBE and now I know how (plus I have a sample one I keep : )

I used the GP headband girl by Catch the bug. I really think she looks cute and I had this sentiment that was part of the paper pad so put them all to use. Of course I had to make flowers to finish this off. I hope you play along and upload your card to CRAFT link above.

love to create #15 bingo - http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/
crafty sentiment -bingo http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
for fun challenges - I smell flowers http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/
the sisterhood - may flowers http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/
whimsey stamps #39 -atg http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/

recipe: gp headpand girl, fabulous paper pad, bazzill, su bling, te die, su punch, assorted flower dies, copics, ribbon

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mama bird

Tuesday May 15, 2012

Good morning and new release Tuesday at Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ and we have mama bird.. I know it's after mothers day but I just thought this would make a nice mothers day card.. It will be ready for next years holiday. I hope you take a look at the new release over at Catch the bug and see what the other dt members made.

patties creations #43 - mothers day http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/
paper sundaes #120 things with wings http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/
card makin mama #45 - may flowers http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/
craft your days away #45 - creatures great and small http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/
stamp scrap & doodle - mothers day http://ssdschallenge.blogspot.com/

recipe: mama bird catch the bug, words pti, spellbinder, bazzill, ep this and that, pti die, black scraps, buttons, floss, copics, ranger, memento

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dream Big - Glitter it up

Monday May 14, 2012

I hope everyone had a great Mothers day and got to spend time with their children in one way or another. I spent the time remembering my mom and reflecting on past times and cried. I talked to my children as they live in other states or hours away so it was nice hearing from them even if I couldnt see them. We talk a lot all the time but mothers day was a special time. DH took me out to our favorite Asian food buffet.. ummm good

Today is new release at Paper Pretties http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/ and these are the two new releases.. we have Ginene with sentiments, and Catisha with sentiments. I chose to use Catisha for my card.

Ginene Catisha

The theme for this weeks challenge is GLITTER IT UP... I chose paper where the silver is glittered and the ribbon has a glittery look plus the glitter on the wings. It was hard to choose which sentiment to put with this card and love the idea that I had a choice of words.. I love that about these sets as you get them all in one set.


craft your days away #45 - creatures great and small http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/

card makin mama #45- may flowers http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/

paper sundaes #120 - thing with wings

recipe: catisha /paper pretties, bazzill, dcwv, glitter ribbon, copics, glittter and stickles

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ladybug Hi

Saturday May 12, 2012

Saturday challenge at Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ also playing along and sponsoring this challenge is Paper Pretties - http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/ the theme is THING WITH WINGS..enter the challenge at both sites and you have a chance to win some digis of your choice. I used the cute ladybug in a jar.. I love ladybugs (I even have a couple of cute ladybug tattoos)

glitter geek #19 things with wings -http://glittergeeks.blogspot.com/
shopping your stash #51 - 3 or more designer papers http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/
craft your days away #45 - all creatures great and small http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/
poodles parlour - atg http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.com/

recipe: ladybug catch the bug digi, my minds eye lost and found, kraft su, spellbinder, memory box die, su butterfly die, viva pearl pen, die letters, copics

Happy Birthday make a wish

Saturday May 12, 2012 Saturday Sketch #158 at Unscripted Sketches http://unscriptedsketches.com/
I decided to turn the card today.. that is what I like about these sketches - you can turn it which ever way you want, make a scrapbook page, wall decoration.. I hope you find time to play along with the team and post to the link above at Unscripted Sketches..

crafty catz #132 -happy birthday http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
c.r.a.f.t. #154 - celebration http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
dutch dare #164 - birthday fun http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/

recipe: my big idea paper pad, bazzill, paper flowers, bling, ribbon

Friday, May 11, 2012

Don't be crabby enjoy the waves

Friday May 11, 2012

Freeby Friday at Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ for one week only get this free cute little crab in a boat.. I like the challenge of doing a little scene card and this one really needed to be in a nautical scene.. I thought.. I have these great dies from te/mft with the wave and the sun so it worked perfect. I love the water and feel so filled inside/refreshed when I go by the sound or lakes or even our river that runs along our property and into town..

whimsey stamp #58 dimension http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/
play date cafe #131 color challenge http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/
moving along with the times #148 nautical http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/

recipe: su whisper white, bg lime rickey, words verve, dies mft, te, spellbinder, su ink, ranger, copics, stickles

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Washi, punch, dies thank you

Wednesday May 9, 2012

OK This is the last post for tonight.. gee what is this #5 oh my.. I do hope these give you some ideas and encourage you to just play and make..

I saw a card made by Michelle at "stop and stamp the roses" http://stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com/ using washi tape and she makes awesome cards.. I kind of used her idea and made my own card.. I am happy with the way it came out. Again I used my stash of pre-made calendar page butterflies that I die cut.

inky impressions #58 thank you http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/
stampin royalty #123 punch http://www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/
anything goes challenge #66 thing with wings http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/
hiding in my craft room #5 thank you http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/

recipe: pti die, su die, washi tape, studio g words, bazzill

Another Thank you card

Wednesday May 9, 2012

Ok I am coming to an end on the card posting. I do have one more I may post ; ).. of course another thank you card.. I was on a roll making thank you cards and always a nice gift and gift set. My friend Amy gave me this Thank you stamp as a thank you and I love it and use it a lot. It fits nicely in those small places.

inky impressions #58 thank you http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/
stampin royalty #123 punches http://www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/
hiding in my craft room #5 thank you http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
creative card crew -#10 sentiment focal point http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/

recipe: pti dies, mft dies, ribbon, bazzill paper, other designer papers

Washi tape and thank you

Wednesday May 9, 2012

OK I told you I have made a few cards using washi tape, I do love the look and still trying to figure out what to do. I like how this came out. Once again this card is pretty much scraps.

inky impressions #58 thank you http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/
stampin royalty #123 punches http://www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/
oldie but a goodie - puches and dies http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/

recipe: words pti, you die is pti, butterflies su die, washi tape, su paper

Thank you

Wednesday May 9, 2012

Oh I love this card and was so glad that I made it as a gift for someone else to give. I love using dies and I try to always take my scraps when they get too small and find dies that fit so when I need to make a fast card I have most of the pieces and it saves time. I do the same with the butterflies, I have a jar full of different butterflies from different papers. It's so much fun going through the jar, doing this really helps keep the scrap drawer low so I can close it..lol.. oh I do this with flower dies and leaf dies.. they are there ready to use.. try it you'll love it and be able to close that scrap stash drawer..

oldie but a goodie - dies and punches http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/ old is dies and butterflies
stampin royalty #123 -punches http://www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/
inky impressions #58 thank you http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/

recipe:bazzill, pti dies, su butterflies, ? designer papers, seam binding ribbon, studio g words, brad

Take a moment to REMEMBER

Wednesday May 9, 2012

Good evening. I made some cards as a gift pack for the speaker at our ladies church retreat back in April and I have been waiting for some challenges to enter before I post them. Well tonight I finally found some so I am going to post most of them if not all.. This is one of the cards I made and I love the simplicity of it. I tried to keep them all simple and easy to mail out since they were a gift for someone else to give.

the abc challenge - O - orange- http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/
stampin royalty #123 - punches http://www.stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/
paper shelter #63 - atg http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
oldie but a goodie - punch and dies http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/ using old ribbon and die cut

recipe: su paper, designer paper I don't remember die image was cut long time ago and never used so dont remember, die is pti, words pti, ribbon, half pearl.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Pocket full of flowers

Tuesday May 8, 2012

New release tuesday at Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ This digi is called "Flower Pocket"..

I have been hoarding some washi tapes and thought it's best to start using them so hence the background. I am still having some problems of how to use this tape but having fun playing with it. I have a few cards coming in the future to show.

I really love the colors and this was a fun card to make. Again I used my butterfly made from a calender flower page, those calendars are so big so you get a lot of usage out of the photos so really look at those past calendars you have and cut it for die shapes plus you get a two sided image, so you can choose what side you want to show.. you'd be surprised how beautiful they turn out and nice weight of paper.

make it monday #88 - open http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/
incy wincy #144 - spots and dots http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
card pattern #164 -sketch http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/
hiding in my craft room #5 - i'm thankful http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
2 sisters challenge #90- atg http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
crafty calender - thing with wings http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/

recipe: flower pocket / catch the bug, words pti, bg paper, su paper, die pti, spellbinder, washi tape, ranter ink, memento ink, copics, bling craft store

Monday, May 07, 2012

New release Monday Paper Pretties

Monday May 7, 2012

Good Morning, it's Monday new release at Paper Pretties http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/ and challenge.. use RIBBON ... There are two new releases and sentiments, I chose to use Catarina .. the other image and sentiments is Hanging out with mom.. another darling image but chose this one because I wanted to just layer the ribbons and this worked better.. I thought this could also make a cute mothers day card with the sentiment, also a celebration of any type very generic sentiment that can go with a lot of occasions which I think is great..

I broke into my stash of ribbons and just layered them and threw in a little cording too.. Used a stitch paper from dcwv and buttons and floss to kind of keep it in the sewing/ribbon theme.

paper sundaes #119 - mothers day http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/
sentimental sunday #101 - for a special woman http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
stamp-scrap & doodle - use ribbon http://ssdschallenge.blogspot.com/
one stop craft #181 - celebration http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
digital tuesday -#159 ribbon & buttons http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/

recipe: catarina /paper pretties with sentiment, ribbon scraps, dcwv designer paper, su kraft, copics, corner rounder, buttons, floss

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Any thing goes (atg) Catch the bug Saturday

Saturday May 5, 2012

It's the first Saturday of the month so you know what that means at Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ It's ANYTHING GOES (ATG) challenge..

I had to use Margaret a digi from the fine line of images at Catch the bug.. AND I have had this die for the tea pot from Taylored Expressions and was so ready to use it and so grabbed this image and worked it around there. I sure wish there was a pattern tea pot like this out there in real life as I love the look.. Any how I hope you enjoy my card and play along over at catch the bug.

papertake weekly - atg http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
digi doodle shop #106 - atg http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/
pixi dust challenge #125 - flowers (in any form) http://pixieduststudiopixiechallenge.blogspot.com/
little miss muffet #34 - flowers http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/

recipe: catch the bug/image and words/margaret live in a toaster, paper crate paper, te die, copics, ribbon, quick quote

Unscripted Sketch #157

Saturday May 5, 2012

Unscripted Sketch #157 http://unscriptedsketches.com/

I love trying to figure out what to use to make my card for the challenges at Unscripted Sketches.. I sometimes use the digis that I have a lot of but I also have SO MANY stamps.. boxes, shelves, cd cases, of stamps.. it's either disgusting or exciting depending your craftiness.. I decided to use unmounted and wood mount for this card. I kind of kept it simple to keep with the sketch but hay if you find a design paper for the background use it.. I hope you play along and post to the link above.. Have fun

papertake weekly - atg http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
pixie challenge #125 flowers (in any form) http://pixieduststudiopixiechallenge.blogspot.com/

recipe: bazzill, scraps, taylor expression whimsical wishes, quote-annette allen watkins stamp, die te, quick quote ink, memento, color box

Friday, May 04, 2012

Free Friday butterfly bear

Friday May 4, 2012

Free Friday digi image at Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ and today it's butterfly bear.. I love the look and thought he could make a person smile, hence the stamp for "Happy day". I guess I was into circles when I made this card.. I sometimes try to figure out a layout and I seem to use squares and such so today I went circle..

dysu challenge #70 - circles http://www.doyoustackup.blogspot.com/
paper take weekly -atg http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
digi doodle shop #106 -atg http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/
pixi challenge #125 -flowers (paper/embellishment/words/anything) http://pixieduststudiopixiechallenge.blogspot.com/
alota rubber stamps #82- animal http://alotarubberstamps.blogspot.com/

recipe: bazzill, basic gray-pyrus bloc, scraps, embellishment folder, ribbon, eureka stamps word, copics, glitter, spellbinder

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Make your own flowers challenge

Wednesday May 2, 2012

Challenge at Crafting for all seasons http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com/ theme MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS being sponsored by Catch the bug http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ I don't know if you know it but I love making my own flowers and most of the time they are the ones on my cards. Every now and then I will throw in a pre-made flower but mostly they are my own.. of course I use dies or punches for the shapes. I hope you have a great time playing along. Post your card to Crafting For All Seasons.

forever friends - flowers http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
craft your passion #108 - texture http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/
hand stamped sentiment #115 - spring http://handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/
the pink elephant #146 - spring time http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/
make it monday #87 - open http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/
lollipop crafts #78 - atg http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/

recipe: catch the bug/kidzballoon, words pti, pti die, mft die, te die, pearls want 2 scrap, dcwv papers, bazzill, quick quote ink, memento ink, stickles, copics

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Flower pot kid - Happy Mothers Day

Tuesday May 1, 2012 (where did April go??)

Welcome to May and new release day at Catch the bug.. http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ We have today this cute little pacifier kid Flower pot kid.. and I am sure there are other new releases over at the above link to see so head over and take a look..

card pattern #163 - sketch http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/
stamptacular sunday #161 - summer bling http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/
hiding in my craft room #44 - lets honor mothers http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
dutch dare #162 - mom/special lady http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.ca/
incy wincy #143 - mothers day/girlie http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/

recipe: papers madeline, bazzill, ribbon, pti words, acrylic disc, stazon in, su punch, mft die, bling, copics, bakers twine.