Saturday, June 30, 2012

Time to reflect

Saturday June 30, 2012

Unscripted Sketch Saturday #165 Oh I am loving how this card came out. I've had this die from Tim Holtz and have put of using it as I did not know what I wanted to do. I came across this paper on another project I was doing and thought PERFECT.. I love the way it came out and kind of gave a neighborhood look.. Kind of like SF painted houses.. I had the pre stamped sentiment so used it to complete the card.. oh and a few clouds. This came together so easy. Don't you love when that happens.

paper shelter #70 - punches and or dies
stampin royalty #130 - photo inspiation (I used color inspiration)
recipe: bazzill, tim holtz die, club scrap quote, dcwv paper, cloud mft, scraps, embossing folder

Good Times

Saturday June 30, 2012

Saturday challenge at Catch the bug theme is SUMMER/JULY/4TH OF JULY

I chose to use a summer theme and made my own beach ball.. cool huh? Of course living in the Pacific NW needed those clouds .. LOL

inky impressions -beach theme
latinas en america #29 - sun and sand
milk and coffee - summertime
sassy cheryl's #121 summer

recipe: ctb /akvs pool, mft die, beach ball I made, good time sticker, brad, bazzill, scraps, quick quote chalk ink, ranger, copics

Friday, June 29, 2012

Memories are stitched with love

Friday June 29, 2012

It's free friday at Catch the bug and this week we have this cute little needle mouse.. I thought he /she would look cute with some little quilt hexagons and the sewing theme on the paper..and of course the ruler.. I made a really cute table topper with hexagons all by hand. This brings back memories. Being a past quilter (I also hoard..I mean save material) and have made many quilts. I have some really cool sentiments dealing with the sewing craft.

my mums craft shop #63 use your favorite stamp (mine is sentiment)
digital tuesday #166 - amazing animals
hand stamped sentiment #124 quilting

recipe: needle mouse / ctb, sentiments annette allen watkins, bazzill, cosmo cricket, free bird authentique, mft die, buttons, bloss, embossing powder.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

have a sweet zen birthday

Wednesday June 27, 2012

Sweet sketch #160 challenge This weeks Sweet sketch is being sponsored by Catch the bug .. I made my card and realized just as I was to post it that I left a word out of the sentiment.. It's one of those sentiments you can choose what word you want to put in.. well being in a hurry I forgot that part. So I wrote in Sweet but after looking at it now I should of put Zen .. oh well we all have those times where things just dont go right. I am having one of those times.. I do like the card and it will be given in the future.. I can always change it later just not at posting time..

party time tuesday #74 atg
incy wincy designs atg
love to create #21 atg
make it monday #95 atg

recipe: ctb yoga dottie, te words, paper cosmo cricket, bizzille, su brown, pti die, su punch, copics, brads, vellum

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A beary happy birthday

Tuesday June 26, 2012

Happy new release day from Catch the bug and we have a cute little bear call BUTTON BEAR.
I hope you get a chance to take a look at the digi's at the link above, Jodie has some awesome digi's that I know you will find some awesome must haves.. check out the design teams cards and give them some love..

make it monday #95 open
incy wincy design anything goes
love to create #21 anything goes

recipe: button bear /ctb, bazzille, scraps su, embossing folders, words local king, buttons, copics, floss

Monday, June 25, 2012

God Bless America

Monday June 25, 2012

Boy hard to believe that the 4th of July is just around the corner.. Well today is new release day from Paper Pretties and this little guy is one on the new releases.. This is Washington .. the other digi is Finnegan.. Sorry I don't have the new release sheet to show you the images and sentiments.. The theme for this challenge is INDEPENDENCE DAY.. Hope you play along and post to the blog above.

raise the bar #107 summer
card makin mamas #48 red white and blue
gingerloft challenges #43 red white and blue
paper issues picnics & patriots

recipe: paper pretties washington and sentiment, bazzill, october afternoon, scraps su, copics, mtf die, spellbinder dies, su punch, stickles

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Campers ..Nature's way of feeding mosquitos!

Saturday June 23, 2012

Catch the bug Saturday challenge.. BUTTONS, TWINE AND SENTIMENT

One of my favorites digi's from Catch the bug and I found this cool paper and then knew it would go well with this cute funny whimsical image of Stella and her funny thoughts. (I don't know how Jodie comes up with all these cute images and sayings.. she's an awesome digi designer).

My trick for keeping the mosquito's away.. and pretty much everyone else is eating a lot of garlic. I would make a cereal mix "nuts and bolts" with Cheerios and pretzels and lots of garlic we always took it when camping and the garlic really worked to keeping them away.

stampin for the weekend #12 show us your style (whimsical)
totally papercrafts photo inspiration
raise the bar summer
dutch dare #170 summer
charisma cardz #24 summer

2 sisters #97 atg
recipe: stella -mosquito's ctb, kraft, botanical pad, buttons, bakers twine, copics

In your garden

Saturday June 23, 2012

Sketch challenge Unscripted Sketches with sketch #164 and the challenge "BLING"

I really kept this card simple but kind of elegant. I love both styles the easy, elegant, bling type and the funny whimsical ones. . It's fun changing gears now and then and to break out the rubber.

frosted design make your own embellishments
stampin for the weekend #12 show your style (elegant and bling)
allsorts challenge #160 any die will do

2 sisters #97 atg

crafty ann's #68 memories

recipe: su papers, words from an old stamp, bling, pti die, button

Friday, June 22, 2012

I'm wild about you

Friday June 22, 2012

I am so glad it's Friday and I get to share this card and it's the new free image from Catch the bug
This is ELEPHANT TOPPER - meaning just the head and no body.. I decided to make her into a scene so it can be summer fun, going to the zoo, safari. She's quite friendly so I don't worry about the fence..

pixie dust -movie (out of africa)
digi doodle #113 - farm yard or zoo
charisma cards #24 summer
crop stop #77 -lets hear it for the children
dysu #77 -inspired by a movie (out of africa)
dutch dare #70 - summer
cute card thursday #222 - here comes summer

recipe: ctb- elephant topper, glossy paper, very vanilla su base, scraps of paper for fence, pti fence die, grass is old stamps with out names now, trees ? i know but cant think of his name/sorry.. lots of ranger inks, copics

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hope I'm not bugging you

Thursday June 21, 2012

Today's card is for the challenge over at Cameo Creations with the theme being SUMMER.. And the challenge is being sponsored by Catch the bug I hope you get a chance to play along and summer cards are so much fun to make.
We had a nice summer day for WA state and it came the first day of summer, tomorrow is suppose to be nice too but then a cold fronts coming. Guess I will get a lot more cards done..

make it monday #94 open
paper shelter #69 the great outdoors
stampin royalty #129 color challenge
by the cute and girly -cute as a button (ladybugs are buttons with shank cut off)

recipe: ctb digi deacon, crate paper, ek punch, su die, copics, mft words, ladybug buttons

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sunbonnet Sue occupation

Tuesday June 19, 2012

Sunbonnet Sue Occupation is the new release images over at Catch the bug I think this would make a cute card for that special someone who is starting a new job, or even used for the child going into school next fall. Cute to put this into a lunch bag..

the pink elephant #153 photo
make it monday #94 open
crafty sentiments bright colors

recipe: catch the bug digi, bazzill, sassafras, mft words, ek punch, copics

Monday, June 18, 2012

What's up?

Monday June 18, 2012

Happy Monday and new release day at Paper Pretties.

It's fun seeing some summer images and this week we have two digi sets with sentiments this one below is called Redmund and the next one, the one I used for my card is Birtle..

The challenge this week at Paper Pretties is RED, WHITE AND BLUE... Hope you play along..


squirrel and the fox #20 - sparkle (stickles on buttons, clouds, stars)

craft your days away #47 -bingo (button, ribbon, die)

just us girls - red, white and blue

saturday challenge #190 - red, white and blue

recipe: birtle -paper pretties, su white, october afternoon, white ribbon, copics, stickles, old buttons, su punch, ranger

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Just Because

Saturday June 16, 2012

Happy weekend I hope your off to a good start.. Today is sketch challenge at Catch the bug I find for my self using a sketch is the best way to make a card. It's when I don't have a sketch that I find I have problem as I don't know where to begin or what image..but when I see a sketch I can pretty much figure out what I want and it all comes together.. I envy those that have the mind to work out of their heads with out a planned sketch.. I have a friend who doesn't like sketches she likes to plan it in her head as she goes.. Any way this is the card I made using the above sketch. I hope you find time to play along.

challenges: craft your passion #114-atg
forever friends #38 -atg with animal
shopping our statsh #55 - double ribbon
tuesday throwdown - critters
card craft circle #27 -feeling sentimental
totally papercraft - raining cats and dogs

recipe: scruffy puppy heart -ctb, word paper pretties, ribbon, hearts sticker, my minds eye, bazzill, copics

Happy Birthday wishes

Saturday June 16, 2012

Here we are with another challenge from Unscripted Sketches, this is sketch #163

The challenge this week is not only the sketch but an added piggyback to use VELLUM.. I used vellum in the swirl and also one layer of the flower. I hope you get a chance to play along and have fun..


simon says -photo inspiration

sassy cheryl #119 - happy birthday

card pattern #170 - sketch

cupcake inspiration #164 -photo (i went on the colors)

recipe: bazzill, bg indie bloom, su, magenta stamp, paper pretties words, copics, mft die

Friday, June 15, 2012

Get well and a big bear hug

Friday June 15, 2012

Free Friday at Catch the bug we have nurse bear.. I am always looking for a nice get well image and this would bring a nice smile to a sick/healing person.. I would love to receive it.. It's free so what ya waiting for..go grab it. Make someone smile..

craft your passion #114 - atg
forever friends #38 - atg w/animal
tuesday throwdown #102 - critters

recipe: nurse bear ctb, taylored expression words, authentique papers, bazzill, copics, memento, corner chomper.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Have a monster birthday

Tuesday June 12, 2012

It's new release day at Catch the bug and this tuesday release is this cute monster.. Wouldn't he make a great card for that little child. I love it and will save this for one of the young grand kids.. heck it could be good for the older ones too. I hope you take a few minutes and check out the new release and other digis over at CTB..

dream valley #34 -for that special guy
craft your days away #47 -bingo(button, ribbon, die cut)
hiding in my craft room #47 -super scraps
one stitch at a time #117 -man/boy card
sentimental sunday #106 -for that special guy

recipe: monster /catch the bug, words hero arts, bazzill, sassafras, scraps other papers, buttons, copics, pti die, corner chomper, ribbon, embossing folder, glitter

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fathers day lake fishing

Monday June 11, 2012

Good day and happy new release day at Paper Pretties

This Mondays release is Pistachio - the pig and Got Tarter Sauce- the bears..Notice that the sets include the sentiments?? Sweet huh? The theme for this week is FATHERS DAY - its approaching fast so grab your images and play along and post to the Paper Pretties site.

As you can see I chose to use Got Tarter Sauce for my image. Thought this cute dad and child bear would make a cute fathers day card. I used October Afternoon camping paper as I thought it worked great with the scene.


card pattern #169 -sketch

totally gorjuss #135 -sunshine

saturday challenge #189 -fathers day

the stamp man -make it for a man

fun with shapes #111 -summer

recipe: pp/got tarter sauce, bazzill, oct afternoon, su, lcs embellishments, copics

Saturday, June 09, 2012


Saturday June 9, 2012

I seemed to have lost my card while I was writing my post so reloaded it.. If it shows up twice when it goes on tomorrow ..woops I don't know what I did wrong or how to correct it so this was my answer.. The sketch is below for Unscripted Sketches challenge.
Unscripted Sketches Saturday challenge with my need for male cards I am staying with making the papers work for me. I found these stickers at Michael's craft for a buck and loved them.. so used them to make a simple HB 2U card and masculine papers to pull it all together. I like to bold colors of the HB and the way they stood out on against the plaid papers. I have quite a few chipboard pieces so dug around found two medium size 2U and then covered with some inks to coordinate with the HB. I almost thought it needed something in the open space of the plaid but decided against it.. Men don't really care for bling and the male flowers I make just wouldn't look right so opted for clean and simple.

craft punked #HB celebration
stamp man challenge - make it for a man
phindy's place challenge #109 - masculine or fathers day

Summer fun

Saturday June 9, 2012

Catch the bug Saturday challenge is the below PHOTO INSPIRATION summer time is almost here as soon as the rain it's been a wet June so far in the Pacific NW. Washington state is living up to its reputation. For my card I decided on the home water hose theme. I love the water and sun but not everyone can make it to the sound/ocean/lake/pool so the back yard sprinkler or hose is just as much fun. I remember my brother and I having a lot of water fights with the kids in the neighborhood ..

crafty catz weekly #136- summertime
fun with shapes and more #111 - summer
raise the bar - summer

recipe: flamingo water plant -ctb, mme paper, bazzill, mft die, pti die, ms punch, ek punch, bakers twine, pizzaz a plenty, ranger, copics, corner rounder, my cloud template

Friday, June 08, 2012

Bug and butterflies challenge

Friday June 8, 2012

Happy Friday and what a nice way to start the weekend but with a challenge by Stampin for the weekend which runs for two weeks and the theme is BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES.. this is being sponsored by Catch the bug hope you get a chance to play along and upload your card to stampin for the weekend.

come and get it - flowers and butterflies
digital tuesday #163 - atg
sentimental sunday - show me spots
papertake weekly - atg
one stitch at a time #116 - use a digi
the paper shelter #67 - going dottie
whimsey stamps #42 - things with wings
paper crafting journey - color it up

recipe: ctb ladybug flower pot, su vanilla, black, red club scrap, butterflies calendar page, ribbon, su die, su punch, spellbinder, copics, ranger, pti words, pizzaz aplenty

The Earth Laughs / Tulip Kids

Friday June 8, 2012

Free Friday from Catch the bug Today's free image is Flower Kids... How does Jodie come up with such cute images. They have such cute faces just peeking out of the flowers. I hope your get a chance head over to CTB and download this weeks freebie..

one stitch at a time #116 - use a digi
digital tuesday challenge #163 - atg
papertake weekly - atg

recipe: ctb flower kids, bazzill, ep this and that, black su, pti words, copics, corner chomper, pizzaz aplenty.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


Tuesday June 5, 2012

AKV Graduation image from Catch the bug is the new release. Isn't this a nice male graduation card. I chose these colors but of course you could use what ever school colors the graduate is from..

kaboodles doodles - all manly man
stamptaculor sunday #166 - photo inspiration -
here comes the boys #28 - atg
inch wincy designs - blue/black man /boy

recipe: akv grad, words pti, copics, pizzaz aplenty, bazzill

Monday, June 04, 2012

Ladybug Trio

Monday June 4, 2012

Welcome to a new release day over at Paper Pretties..

We have two darling new images with sentiments.. We have HIALEAH and LADYBUG TRIO.. Of course I love ladybugs and so had to use that image and sentiment.

The challenge this week at Paper Pretties is "USE BLING" we all have bling so I hope you play along. You do not need to use a Paper Pretties image although they have some awesome ones.. so I hope you play along.

I really like how this card came together. I was not sure what I wanted to do and going through my paper stash I found this paper and thought wow, so I kept it simple and pretty much let the paper do the work..


hiding in my craft room #48 -kraft, red, white

card makin mama #46 -feeling punchy

phindys place #108 -pile it on

perfect sentiment #34 - atg /w sentiment

recipe: ladybug trio and words -pp, su kraft, su designer papers, su black,, pizzaz a plenty bling, copics, su punchs

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Wishing you lot's of fun

Saturday June 2, 2012

Unscripted Sketch #161 It's Saturday and a new sketch.. This one has so many different possibilities..

This is what I came up with. I have quite a few washi tapes so I decided to use them and this is what I came up with. The sketch left lots of room for the sentiment so chose a good size one and of course I had to add the flowers to finish it off. I like how it's a nice bright card. Very girly.


shopping our stash #53 - may flowers

paper shelter #66 - shabby chic/vintage

aud sentiments #55 - any sentiment

perfect sentiment #34 - atg w/sentiment

recipe: fabulous paper pad, washi tape, buttons, pti die, te die, memento ink, words-love you to bits

Golfing Guss

Saturday June 2, 2012

It's June and to a new challenge at Catch the bug this Saturday's challenge is ANY THING GOES.. so bring it on.. I love this calendar page, I have one at home in my craft room and one at work. A group of about 6-8 ladies make some calendar pages and one of the ladies puts the set together and wa-la you have great 12 wonderful months to look at. Of course with all ladies you get quite a few different types/styles of pages. It's just so much fun looking at the wonderful works for the whole month. I'm looking forward to the calendar for 2013.

party time tues #70-atg
crafty sentiments - atg
digital tues #162 -just for laughs
tuesday throwdown - masculine
simon says - atg -can use twine too if want
diva by design #37 -atg
perfect sentiment #34 - atg w a sentiment

recipe: white card stock, dcwv, embossing folders, guss golfing, ranger ink, my template for the clouds, copics

Friday, June 01, 2012

Free Friday - Sock Elephant

Friday June 1, 2012

Free Friday is here along with a new month, how can June be here already? ...I'm happy as it should bring on some sunny days.. It's also graduation time, wedding times, lots of parties and this cute little SOCK ELEPHANT is the free image this whole week from Catch the bug I thought it could make a cute congratulations card but it could be any sentiment..

party time tues #70-atg
crafty sentiment - atg
crafting for all seasons #28 - many layers
fab-n-funky #123 - celebration

recipe: bazzill, dcwv, greeting?, copics, ek punch, su die, spellbinder die, ranger, stickles.