Tuesday, July 31, 2012

You're like no udder

Tuesday July 31, 2012

New release Tuesday at Catch the bug and today it's this cute little baby cow.. I LOVE him/her guess it depends on the color of paper.. but guess with the sentiment having udder in it, it must be female.. I live in the country and cow's all around so guess I should get it right : )

challenges: pile it on - cute as can be

make it monday #100 - atg

forever friends #41 - atg /w animal

kaboodle doodles #130 - special day or birthday

squigglefly #30 - speak to me

catch the bug image, words? bazzill, dcwv, su punch, pti die, te die, copics, black scraps, stickles, quick quote chalk in, ranger.

Best friends card night

Tuesday July 31, 2012

This sketch is for the challenge at Jackson's Digital Expression being sponsored by Catch the bug

I was lucky enough to get a choice of images for this challenge and loved them all so just closed my eyes and picked and this is where my finger landed.. I love this it reminds me and my friends playing Bunko or Apples to Apples.. I Love playing cards and any time of the year. I love this little get together to laugh, talk, eat and just have a great time.

make it monday #100 - atg
shabby tea room #125 - photo inspiration
saturday secret crafter #196 - bright and cheerful

recipe: jackson expression digi, bazzill, best occasion paper, su choco chip, madeline prima, flowers craft store, copics, playing card -mini, leaf recollection.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Let's hang out

Monday July 30, 2012

Happy Monday and I hope your week is off to a good start. It's hard to believe July is coming to an end.
Are you ready for another new release at Paper Pretties We have HOME TWEET HOME and S'MORE.. with sentiments..

this weeks challenge is to use TWO OR MORE DESIGNER PAPERS.. How simple is that. I chose to use the Home tweet home image. He looks so happy in the tree waiting for his little friends to come hang out.. Cats and birds? It can happen.


pile it on #31 - cute as can be

stampin for the weekend #14 - photo inspiration

recipe: paper pretties /home tweet home, ep hello summer, copics, tw leaves die and stamp, red su, spellbinder, bizzall..

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cupcake delight at Quirky Crafts

Sunday July 29, 2012

I was a winner at Quirky Crafts and so I got to be a guest designer for this week and use the images that were provided by the great team at Quirky Crafts..

I was to have these ready to post last night for today but the day got away from me. Sorry it's late but then you wouldn't know if I did not tell you.. LOL.
This swordfish cup cake is a digi by Limited Runs. I did not know what to do for a sentiment so thought this wording would work. My DH said he did not get it but I do so I guess that's what counts and sure you all get the pun on the sentiment.
one stitch at a time - digi
poodle parlour - atg

This image is from the Paper Pretties digi and I am lucky enough to be on the DT at Paper Pretties and when Quirky Crafts said I would be using a Paper Pretties image I thought great. I put the yours' on the cupcake that the poodle is holding and then mine on the other group of cupcakes.. then inside of the card it says but I'll share..
stamptacular sunday - use three different papers
one stitch at a time - digi
stampin for the weekend #14 - photo inspiration
poodle parlour - atg

recipe: swordfish/limited runs, dcwv, te wave, copics, printer words, stickles, bling want 2 scrap

recipe: poodle and cupcakes/paper pretties, bazzill, ep hello summer, su punch, copics, spellbinder, old stickers, viva pearl pen, ek punch.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Birthday

Saturday July 28, 2012

Its Unscripted sketch time with #169 Happy Birthday.. Boy I am on a roll getting my birthday cards all made in advance. Now just to remember to send them in time.. Anyone else have that problem? I get them made but wait till the last minute to send out.. I used a stamp image from Taylored Expression. She has such darling stamps and supplies. I love her style and belong to her monthly kit.

inky impressions - dies/punches
diva by designs #45 - birthday
my mums crafts #67 - birthday girl
crafts 4 eternity #82 - brilliant birthday
the stamp man - atg/celebration
recipe: bazzill paper base, fabulous pad, scraps, copics, te die, su punch, viva pearl pen, sticker, te make a wish stamp set.

Surprise!! Yippee!!

Saturday July 28, 2012

It's Saturday and that means photo challenge at Catch the bug.. I am loving these colors but had a hard time trying to figure out what to do.. I chose Dottie cake a digi by Catch the bug and made this into a celebration card, birthday, anniversary, promotion what ever you want it to be..

inky impressions - punches/dies
diva by design #45 - birthday
my mums #67 - birthday girl
crafts 4 eternity #82 - brilliant birthday
the stamp man - atg/celebration

recipe: dottie cake/ctb, bazzill, dcwv, pti die, mft die, copics, prima flowers, hero arts words, vellum, te die, stickles

Friday, July 27, 2012

Score - Go Team

Friday July 27, 2012

Go Team - Score one... Today is Catch the bug free Friday .. Today is AKV Soccer girl. My granddaughter plays soccer and I think this will make a perfect card for her. You go Morgan - SCORE..

simon says - atg
whimsey stamps #49 - summer time
crop stop #82 - color inspiration
dutch dare #175 - color challenge
paper play -#30 sports

recipe: akv soccer girl/catch the bug, bazzill, crate paper scool spirit, pink paislee sticker letter, copics, mft die, spellbinder

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Howdy Ya'll

Tuesday July 24, 2012

Howdy Ya'll & welcome to a new release day at Catch the bug .. Today is cute little girl called akv cowgirl.. Isn't she just too cute. I remember I had a little red cowgirl skirt and vest and boots when I was just a wee one. It had the white fringe in the arms.. I must of loved it because I can still remember it. I remember having pop cap guns.. now I don't care for guns but growing up in the 50's it was not a thing to worry about. How times have changed..

make it monday #99 atg
incy wincy - lets party
squirrel and the fox #22 kid/babies
recipe: akv cowgirl /catch the bug, quick quote chip boards, jute, copics, pink paislee stickers, ranger ink, very vanilla su card base, cosmo cricket -wanted papers.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Monday July 23, 2012

Hello and welcome to new release day at Paper Pretties .. Today we have this CLOWN AROUND AND COTTON CANDEE image and sentiments.

The theme this week is CLEAN AND SIMPLE / CAS.. This is always hard for me as I want to add and add and add.. Well as I was digging through my papers I found this candy paper with the ribbon already on it.. guess it didn't work for another card I was making at some other time. So I welcomed it and added the image and sentiment.. Now how CAS can that be. I am please with the way it came out and it reminds me of the country fairs that are now popping up in our counties.


come and get it - bingo ribbon/free/punched shape

cupcake inspiration #17 - photo inspiration

sweet stampin - monochromatic

dream valley #37 - summer

recipe: paper pretties/cotton candee and sentiment, little yellow bicycle papers, bazzill, copics, ribbon, stickles, viva pearl pen, su punches

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thinking of you

Saturday July 21, 2012

Sketch Saturday at Catch the bug I decided to turn the card so that I could use this darling barefoot girl digi from Catch the bug.. She kind of has that 60's look and so the hippie looking paper seemed just right.. My growing up years although I can't say I was a hippie.. I was a quiet kid..

papertake weekly - all things girly
digital tuesday #169 - all tied up
digi doodle #117 - atg

recipe: barefoot girl / ctb, words hero arts, su butterflies, dcwv paper, su green, ribbon, embossing folder, stickles, copics, quick quote chalk ink, su brocade blue

Happy Fathers day --( for next year)

Saturday July 21, 2012

Unscripted Sketch #168 with piggyback challenge: USE AN ANIMAL ALONG WITH THE SKETCH..

sketch time again at Unscripted Sketches.. I sure hope you have been able to see the virtual tours of the design teams room and play along with the games..

I used one of my favorites SU images. The wild animal sets and the elephant.. I made a fathers day card even those it's past but just I'm ready for next year..

shopping our stash # 60 my precious-something you used you love - my b/w ribbon
the sisterhood - lets hear it for the boys
crafty catz #142 monochromatic

paper crafting - pearls and swirls (the paper)
sweet stampin - monochromatic

craft your days away - shades of gray and one other

recipe: kraft su, dcwv, scraps, su wild animals, pti words, pti ribbon, ranger soot, want to scrap 1/2 pearls.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thank you

Friday July 20, 2012

Hello and happy Friday.. I was chosen as a winner at Raise the bar a few weeks back on a different card. Well because of that I got to be one of the guest designers for this weeks /monthly Red, White and Blue challenges..

I have been waiting to use this darling Saturated Canary image and thought this great frame from Lil Inkers would be perfect.. by the way the bow is also a Lil Inker die..

cared crafters #32 - children
perfect sentiment #41 - atg w/sentiment
the paper shelter #73 - atg
stampin royalty #133 - atg
diva by designs #44 - atg

recipe: Saturated canary image, pti words, lil inker frame die and bow die, su punches, copics, pizzaz aplenty half pearls, dcwv papers, su ink.

Every time we love, every time we give it's Christmas

Friday July 20, 2012

Free Friday at Catch the bug we have this darling Christmas Fairy.. I tried to stay away from the red and green traditional colors and I like the way this came out. Shes a cute little fairy.

I hope you've been enjoying the Christmas in July at Catch the bug and enjoyed the blog hop and entered to win the Tropical Santa digi set.

paperplay #29 - Christmas in July
digi doodle shop #117 - atg
scrap creations - Christmas in July
ladybug crafts ink - Christmas in July

recipe: catch the bug/Christmas fairy, mft words, not sure designer papers, quick quote chalk ink, copics, corner rounder, embossing powder, ribbon.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas in July -my craft room virtual tour

Thursday July 19, 2012

Its Christmas in July at Unscripted Sketches and I hope you are playing along with the games, and virtual tours of the design teams rooms. It's been a lot of fun seeing the other teams virtual tour. If you came from Unscripted Sketches then you know from my little intro to my blog that I love making quilts. If you missed it make sure you go to Unscripted and read and see the happenings going on. Yes it's been awhile since I have done one since I am so swamped with card making but I still have lots of fabric for when I do get back into it.

Welcome to my craft room where I do quilt, scrapbook (very little) and my cards.. I am lucky to have a whole room dedicated to crafting. I will now give you a tour showing my beloved quilts with Christmas themes in different parts of my room. I also have directions for a fabric ornament so make sure you go to the end..

I hope you enjoy my little piece of heaven.. Leave a comment I love the love you all give.

This is a round robin quilt where I did the middle Santa and then other members of the quilt group did a border. This was all based on songs. There are 6 Christmas song represented.
This is a cool four Santa wall hanging and a view of my two closets full of craft items. I have those little containers on the wall that hold brads, eyelets. Lots of ribbon spools and loose ones just hanging. The book shelf has some 12x12 papers, and craft books

Cute applique wall hanging, also my craft table it's 4x8 and a mess but I love it. There are four cabinets under each end (two on each side) for storage and on each end there are shelves for storage.

one of my closet's me holding the nutcracker wall hanging. The boxes behind me have already made cards. One wall has stamps on it and boxes of my 6x6 papers and lots of fabric the other side is also full of stamps and a lot of cd's with clear stamps and a file cabinet full of my card stock.

A table runner and some of my quilt photos on the back wall and ribbons for quilts I did. My printer/copier and flat screen, the note books on table hold some of my dies.

A tree skirt I just wrap around our little table top tree. More shelves of craft items.

One of my favorite quilts. One day in the country... all the centers are applique and I love this quilt.

A full view of the quilt.. and my purse rack behind me. I love dooney and bourke .. there is a another row behind me : )

This is the ornament directions. I guess I should of had the ornament in the first photo.. oops

using the template draw around the materials and cut out leaving about 1/2 inch border

lay down the batting, then the backing fabric face up and pin the ribbon as shown then lay the top face down.

pin the pieces together and sew around but leave about an inch so you can turn right side out

trim around about 1/8 inch and clip curves but don't clip into stitches

turn right side out and using a dull pointed tool push from inside around seam to smooth out

hand sew the seam closed and there you have a darling ornament or door hanger. The one on the left was strip pieced.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Deck the halls bring on the cheer

Wednesday July 18, 2012

Well it's still Christmas in July over at Catch the bug and the card for today is HUMOR.. Can some relate to this during those office Christmas parties with too much cheer... LOL I hope you have had time to do the Christmas in July blog hop and enter for the digi set to be given away.. Lot's of fun happenings over at Catch the bug.. Take a look, have some fun.

lollipop crafts #84 -Christmas in July
quirky crafts #15 - Christmas in July
totally gorjuss #140 - It's Christmas
2 sisters #100- Christmas in July

recipe: JJ ornament, words pti, copics, bizzall, bg papers, su papers, stickles, corner rounder, ranger

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Warm Tidings

Tuesday July 17, 2012

Christmas in July is still going on over at Catch the bug and you have a chance to win this whole new release of TROPICAL SANTA'S .. There are quite a few awesome digis in this set.. Head over and enter to win..

I have never made a summer Christmas card before so this was kind of a challenge.. I love how it came out though..

lolllipop crafts #84 Christmas in July
quirky crafts #15 Christmas in July
totally gorjuss #140 It's Christmas
2 sisters challenge #100 Christmas in July

recipe: tropical santa /catch the bug, words mft, bella blvd winter wishes, black momento, su punch, embossing folder, spellbinder die, copics, copic glitter pen.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Could use a pick-me-up

Monday July 16, 2012

It's Monday and that means new release day at Paper Pretties .. today we have Melonie the pig and her sentiments, and Heads up the duck and sentiments.. Aren't they cute..

I chose to use Heads up... the theme for this weeks challenges is "DRY OR WET EMBOSSING" I did the dry emboss.. the cream I did a flower/leaf towards the left side and the blue is a circle and line emboss. Both with embossing folders.. I love the little frog he's so cute. I hope you get to play along..


pile it on #92 - set back relax
one stitch at a time #122 - atg

craft punked #28 - summertime
patties creations #48 - summertime
joyful #67 - atg

recipe: image and words paper pretties, authentique papers, stickles, spellbinder die, su punch, quick quote chalk ink, copics, two embossing folders.

Nurse Stella - ICU

Monday July 16, 2012

Happy Monday and what a nice way to start it off with a good laugh from Stella.. She is a hoot for sure.. Today's card is for the Anything Goes Challenge at De Creative Zebra blog.. Being sponsored by Catch the bug.. I know I love the ATG - Any thing goes challenges so get that new card you just made over the weekend and post it to the Creative Zebra blog..

one stitch at a time #122 atg
joyful #67 atg
totally papercraft #125 lots of layers
stampin royalty #132 photo inspiration
recipe: Stella - icu, bazzill, ep hello, spellbinder dies, pti die, scraps of blue, copics, ek punch, corner rounder.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Saturday July 14, 2012
Welcome to Christmas in July at Catch the bug Thank you for stopping by you should of come from Leanne blog "Banking on crafts." If not please start at the beginning Jodie Mackrell - owner - you can also get the list from Catch the bug of the order the hop is in so you get to visit all the great DT members.

This is my card for the hop and challenge. I used the little Christmas primitive elf and the present stack. I thought he would be cute setting on them just waiting for Christmas to come so he could open the gifts or maybe he's a guard. Hum, could be. I know when my kids were younger I could of used someone to guard the presents. Theme is Christmas. Hope you play along with the challenge.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win my little elf image and the next stop is to Cammy Wall - "Pink room therapy."

dilly bean - sparkle and shine
totally paper crafts - #125 lots of layers
card crafters circle #31 - christmas in july
totally gorjuss #140 - it's christmas

recipe: catch the bug primitive elf, stack presents, words mft, bg papers, su die, glitter, copics, bazzill, ek punch.

Go with your heart

Saturday July 14, 2012

Sketch #167 Unscripted Sketches
Welcome to this weeks Unscripted Sketch challenge "MAKE A CARD OR A SCRAPBOOK PAGE" I hope you get to play along. I am using one of my all time favorite stamps the tulip. I have used it standing up like today, or laying down. It's so awesome on it's own.. I love it.

On a side not I hope you have been over to Unscripted Sketches and playing along with the Christmas in July and visited the design teams homes.

frosted design -stamping
the stamp man - atg -summer colors
totally paper craft 3125 - lots of layers
penny black and more - summer bloom

recipe: basic gray papers, bazzill, black scraps, penny black tulip, pti words, su markers, ribbon, heart acrylic stickers

Friday, July 13, 2012

You're Berry Sweet

Friday July 13, 2012

Well today is Friday the 13th.. who superstitious? I am not, but I will make sure that I throw spilt salt over my shoulder, not walk on a crack, will not let a black cat cross in front of me.. LOL

I bring to you a summertime favorite in this household strawberries.. LACE BERRIES Free Friday at Catch the bug .. I love the bright colors of this card the red -white and green really make for a nice clean card.

papertake weekly - strawberries and cream
make it monday #97 atg
4 crafty chicks #98 - stripes (herringbone is in stripes)
c.r.a.f.t. #163 - summer
digi doodle #116 - summertime

recipe: lace berries/ctg, words mft, su card stock, teresa collins papers, ribbon, sassafras brad, button ladybug, copics, spellbinder die