Friday, August 31, 2012

The best teachers teach from the heart

Friday August 31, 2012

Well I survived the surgery OK and spent the night in the hospital but now home and it feels good to be home. Just laying real low and sleeping. I wanted to get this card posted before I nod out again so it will be ready for Friday's FF at Catch the bug this is sock monkey months. So I guess it sounds like there will be a month theme of sock monkeys coming out. I have grand children starting school and think this would be a cool card for a teacher.
4 crafty chicks #105 - back to school
dysu #87 back to school
pixie dust studio - back to school theme
ccee stampers #1235 - back to school

recipe: sock monkey /ctb, words mft, apples from all that scraps stamp-apple emma, copics, stickles, ek punch, corner chomper, kraft base, cosmo cricket

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Just for you

Tuesday August 28, 2012

New release at Catch the bug Bubbles.. Great birthday/just because card.

recipe: bubbles/ctb, words d.o.t.s., dcwv, su, su die, su punches, ribbons, copics.

Monday, August 27, 2012

I've got a great idea!

Monday August 27, 2012

Good morning and happy release of two new images and sentiments and an oldie with sentiments. We have Poindexter, Braniac and Caffine.. all from Paper Pretties

The theme for this week is BACK TO SCHOOL.. I chose to use Braniac for my card today. I hope you get a chance to play along and link to the Paper Pretties blog.

recipe: Braniac /pp, very vanilla su, dcwv, copics, ribbon, button, jute, su punch, corner rounder.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Please pray and give good thoughts for me

Sunday August 26, 2012.. Monday (27th) I am having two in one surgeries for some inner plumbing that has been messed up for some time so I will post a few cards that are coming up now, but not for any challenges. I will be in the hospital for an over night stay then home and bed rest. I will play it by ear on how I am feeling regarding posting and challenges. I could use some prayers and happy thoughts if you get a chance. I will be back as soon as possible. All depends how I feel. Thanks and thanks for all the wonderful comments on my cards. I love visiting you all. Hugs.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thank you for being a wonderful friend

Saturday August 25, 2012

Unscripted Sketch #173

Welcome to another Saturday Unscripted Sketches I hope you get a chance to play along and post to the Unscripted Sketch site.


paper play #34 - sentiment main focus

the poodle parlour - things w/wings

totally paper crafts #131 - zesty summer colors

recipe: bazzill, ep hello summer paper, su butterfly, su brown, stickles, embossing folder, brads

Support Bingo

Saturday August 25, 2012

It's challenge weekend at Catch the bug this week it's use 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 colors
I used Mildred bingo and thought the buttons could be part of the markers for the number called. Used flip flop punch to make horseshoes.

the emerald faeries #30 - punches/dies
diva by designs #49 - atg
the paper shelter #78 - atg

recipe: mildred bingo and words/ctb, copics, ek punch, spellbinder, buttons, ribbon, quick quote chalk ink

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pumpkin Bumkins - Thinking of you today

Friday August 24, 2012

Happy Friday and an end to a great week. Looking for a Free digi image? Well Catch the bug has just the cutest little Bumpkins for their free Friday release today.
Cute little pumpkin - bumpkin family, would make a nice holiday card and this is the great time of year for those rich earthy colors.

paper shelter #78 - atg
diva by design #49 - atg
fab n funky #35 - leaves somewhere
pixie dust studio - food time (pumpkins a food ; )
jackson's digital #19 - atg

recipe: ctb/bumpkins, dcwv, su dusty durango, heart punch, judith words, copics, ranger, stickles

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thank you for guiding me, inspiring me

Tuesday August 21, 2012

Happy Tuesday and welcome to new release at Catch the bug today we have School Bear.. Another cute card I made this one for the teacher which I used words from My Favorite Things or could be that first day of school for any young one and I am sure you have words in your stash that would work.. I think the look on the bears face is so cute.

make it monday #103 atg
the crafty pad #184 - to die for
pile it on #34 - cuddly critters
forever friends #43 atg
lollipop crafts #87 - atg
kaboodles doodles #133 - thank you
tammys scrapin corner #24 - atg
one stitch at a time #127 - back to school
basic grey #75- atg
recipe: school bear/ctb, words mft books and apple, bazzill, basic gray oxford, su punch, spellbinder, pti die, copics

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hello Beautiful

Monday August 20, 2012

Another release from Paper Pretties this is an oldie but goodie with Sentiments as all of the Monday releases are. This set is called PURRTY GIRL Again the theme for Paper Pretties this week is PRIMARY COLORS - RED/BLUE/YELLOW

I did not realize how many red/blue/yellows I had till I tried making three cards for today's release - see other two posted below - I guess that is because I am a hoarder --oops love of paper..

pile it on #34 - cuddly critters
the crafty pad #184 - to die for
make it monday #103 - atg
craft your days away #52 - atg

recipe: purrty girl /paper pretties, cosmo cricket, scraps, bazzill, copics, lil inker die, su punch, spellbinder die, ribbon, stickles

Dress up missy

Monday August 20, 2012

New release at Paper Pretties this new digi is by Fawn. Cute little image called Takin Teddy.. I remember dressing up in my moms/dads cloths when I was a little tyke I loved playing dress up. Loved my dads old long shirts. mom's shoes, makeup and lots of jewelry.. Fun times. This cutie brings back memories. The theme for this week is PRIMARY COLORS - BLUE/RED/YELLOW I hope you get a chance to play along and post to the paper pretties site.. You could win some images

quirky crafts #17 - schools out for summer
the crafty pad #184 - to die for
craft your days away #52 - atg
make it monday #103 - atg

recipe: takin teddy/fawn/paper pretties, dcwv, copics, ms punch, spellbinder, bling

Happy Birthday Bozo

Monday August 20, 2012

There are three cards for today's release at Paper Pretties I am going to do three separate posts as I don't know how to split the cards for challenges.. all three don't fit the same themes out there.. sorry for the confusion.. This is Cirque the new release.. his other new release is Primary crayon.. I don't have a photo of him/her/it.

The theme for Paper Pretties challenge this week is PRIMARY COLORS -BLUE/RED/YELLOW

I did not want to cut the brad leg off and kind of thought looked cool letting it hang out.. I also used a circle hole enforcer sticker under the brad. Colored it and stamped some script over it. I did a bunch of sheets in different colors and different small script/images and just peal one off when I need to use it. Really handy and I like the extra touch it gives.

craft your days away #52 - atg
make it monday #103 - atg

recipe: cirque / paper pretties, sassafras paper, office support circles, copics, su background stamp, van su paper, scraps, spellbinder, brads, quick quote chalk ink

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I love your smile

Saturday August 18, 2012

Color and sketch challenge at Unscripted Sketches.. Sketch #172

Some of my all time favorite colors. I also love this stamp with the face. I like the hint of an image with out being the main focus. I hope you play along with the sketch and or color challenge at Unscripted Sketches.


paper take weekly -spots n stripes
hand stamped #131 vintage
creative craft - just a sentiment

card crafters circle #36 - rich and earthy colors

play date cafe #145 - color challenge

whimsey #50 - lots of layers

paper shelter #77 - clean and simple

recipe: bazzill, cosmo cricket/wanted, judi kins stamp, mft words, su punch, brown su, memento brown, brads

Turtle love - Happy Birthday

Saturday August 18, 2012

Something new at Catch the bug we are starting BINGO challenges vs. a sketch.. I like this idea. Maybe it will get me to pick ribbons more often if that is a choice. I have so many ribbons and do not use them. I think this will be a great change. I hope you play along. Link your card to Catch the bug.. I chose BOLD & BRIGHT / RIBBON / TWINE.. I brought some of my cards to work this week and told a few people that I have greeting cards that I made and to stop over on their break or lunch time and take a look.. well this week I sold 50 cards.. sweet. I see so many different styles being chosen so that is great. I know a lot of the little kid ones went fast so hope this card will fit someones idea of the perfect card for that someone..

scrap creations - kids theme
digital tuesday #173 - childs play
simon says - animal antics
whimsey stamps #50 - lots of layers
crafting for all seasons #33 - bright colors

recipe: turtle balloon /ctb, happy birthday digi/paper pretties, ep hello summer, su red, button, baker twine, ribbon, stickles, copics

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wish you were here - fair time

Friday August 17, 2012

Welcome to another Friday free digi from Catch the bug today we have AKV carnival.. it is fair time I know our Lewis County fair is going on right now. Our little town fair is not what I am use to (coming from a big city) it's so small but there are a lot of fun things to see, the animals are always fun and I like seeing the drawing and quilts that locals do. Some awesome talented people out there. Of course the food is great. Elephant ears, stir fry noodles, ice creams, on and on.. We get a lot of big music stars that perform here, Oakridge boys, Al Yankovich and more..

paper take weekly - spots n stripes
scrap creations - kids theme
ladybug crafts - summer fun
digital tues #173 - childs play
sassy cheryls #128 - favorite color combo (teal-orange-gold-blues)
whimsey stamps #50 - lots of layers
anything goes #73 - summer days

recipe: akv carnival/ctb, bazzill, mme scraps, spellbinder, pti die, paper pretties words, copics, old star punch, want 2 scrap bling

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Good friends, good books

Tuesday August 14, 2012

Welcome to a new release at Catch the bug and the new release is called Sock monkey school. Wouldn't this make a cool back to school card to put in a lunch box, back pack or even a car seat for those college students. I had some scraps left over from other projects, the scallop circle is a scrap, the little dots under the book is from the die negative from the notebook edge..kinda looks like little deco ribbon balls.. Hearts are from another project that did not happen.. Love when scraps can be used.
pink elephant #161 back to school
make it monday #102 - open
de creative zebra #24 - atg
squigglefly #32 - three layer dip
hiding in my craft room #58 - super scrap saturday

recipe: sock monkey school/ctb, dcwv, pti die, words, ek punch, quick quote chalk ink, copics, scraps papers.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hello friend - summer walk in the park

Monday August 13, 2012

Another new release at Paper Pretties, there is Fawn's new release called Walk in the park..

Again I used the Lil inker frame embossing plate for the main part of the card. This scene just looked like it needed to be framed. I really love how it came out. I really had thought of using a nice simple flower frame but it just did not look right with the image..too busy so I decided to use the simple brown wood look and put flowers as embellishments to give the feminine look.

one stitch at a time #126 - atg
one stop craft #195 - summer holiday
cardmadfairy's digi - go floral
challenge up your life #75 - atg
fat pages and cards #20 - texture/atg

totally paper crafts #120 - frame it

recipe: walkin in the park/paper pretties, dcwv, lil inkers emb plate, su punches, te dies leaves, copics, viva pearl pen, sizzix embossing folder, brads

Good Luck

Monday August 13, 2012

New release and bring back an oldie image at Paper Pretties and today we have Poodlicious and Aaahhh.. Poodlicious is sitting with a cupcake and looks pretty happy with his big goodie.. Aaahhh hand gliding and he/she is crazy.. this is something that I would never ever do. I get willies in the tummy just being over a bridge or looking down from the road. No way I'd ever do this. This weeks challenge is ANYTHING GOES..

Again I let the paper work for me and just cut out the Aaahhh image and the words and that is it. Of course colored him /her but how simple can that be. Again love when the paper does the work.


sentimental sunday #115 - clean and simple
one stop craft #195 - summer holiday

fat pages and cards #20 - texture/atg

recipe: aaahhh/paper pretties, lime twist/my minds eye, copics

Saturday, August 11, 2012

With Sympathy

Saturday August 11, 2012

Hello and happy weekend. I have a sketch from Unscripted Sketches sketch #171. I hope you get a chance to play along and link your card to the Unscripted Sketches I seldom do sympathy cards and I know they are necessary so I decided to make one today. This is really just clean and simple but I think is peaceful during those difficult times.

perfect sentiment #44 clean and simple sympathy
craft 4 eternity #84 - color challenge
joyful stamper #71 atg
make it monday #101 - open

recipe: su basic gray, dcwv, taylored expressions embrace beauty stamps, ranger forest moss, su butterfly die

All I want for Christmas ...

Saturday August 11, 2012

Hello and welcome to a Christmas challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas being sponsored by Catch the bug.. The challenge is FESTIVE FOOD OR DRINK well who better to have festive drink but Stella and her dear friend Mildred and Margaret.. With a few holiday cheers I can see Stella saying the sentiment.. Funny girls..

divas by design #47 - for female
fab and funky #133 -- pearls or rhinestones
my mums #69 - Christmas in august
crafting for all seasons #33 - bright colors
make it monday #101 - open

recipe: stella wine friends/catch the bug, dcwv, mft die, su punch, pizzaz aplenty pearls, copics, light embellishments $store.

Being cute is what I do!

Saturday August 11, 2012

Today is color challenge at Catch the bug. I love the colors so I had fun making my card. I hope you find time to play along.

I got this cool embossing frame from Lil inkers and love the idea of the framed image. I think I will be using this frame concept a lot. This card would be cute just framed setting on a dresser.


diva by design #47 - for female

make it monday #101 - open

crafting for all seasons #33 - bright colors

crafty catz #145 - atg

totally paper craft #120 - frame it

chocolate, coffee and cards #19 - emboss (I did dry and wet)

recipe: bugaboo brats girl with bunny -catch the bug, bazzill, lil inkers embossing frame, su punch, copics, white embossing powder, mft words, scrap paper

Friday, August 10, 2012

Let Freedom Ring

Friday August 10, 2012

Free Friday at Catch the bug AKV world is the name of this free digi. I kind of gave him a all American look.

papertake weekly atg
sassy cheryl #127 all about boys
make it monday #101 - open
crafting for all seasons #33 bright colors

recipe: akv world /ctb, bazzill, mumm papers, scraps of paper, sizzix star die, copics, verve words, quick quote chalk ink.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Whooooo Love's ya, baby?

Tuesday August 7, 2012

New release at Catch the bug and this image is Owl.. I found this saying from a My pink stamper set I have for animals sentiments and it reminds me of the actor Telly Savalas who played in the Kojak TV series.. He'd always say "who loves ya, baby?".. He always had a lollipop in his mouth..TV series was from 1973-78.. boy did I just age myself? lol Any how this is the new image ( nothing to do with lollipops). Different from other Catch the bug images but just as cute. I had a lot of fun coloring him and making it kind of a fall card.

make it monday #101 - open
craft your passion #122 - atg
forever friends #42 - something new (digi new release)

recipe: owl /ctb, dcwv paper, recollection leaves, pizzaz aplenty bling, spellbinder dies, quick quote chalk ink, my pink stamper words, su punch, copics, ranger ink

Monday, August 06, 2012

Monday is the root of all evil

Monday August 6, 2012

Well its another darling Stella image and her quirky sayings. I can relate to this and a lot of her other sayings. I guess that's why I like her so much..

Today it is PUNCHES or DIES at Love to create being sponsored by Catch the bug...
I hope you get a chance to play along dig out those punches or dies or both and create..

challenge up your life #74 atg
2 sisters #103-atg
sugar creek hollow #23 - something old (papers) something new (brad)

recipe: stella -root to evil /ctb, pti die, spellbinder die, su and ek punch, authentique free bird papers, bg brad, bazzill, quick quote paper, copics

You rock

Monday August 6, 2012

Well the last two day in the SW Washington /Pacific Northwest area it's been summer, yesterday was in hi 80 but the house thermometer says 90's. I know in the house it said 95.. Poor dogs are miserable.. trying to keep them in the fan area. Living in Washington really no need to have air condition and living in the country in a old house we don't have central air either. Just propane heat in the winter and they set in front of the fireplace in the winter. Today's temp is about the same. I love the heat but it's just too short lived. Suppose to cool off tomorrow.

It's new release Monday at Paper Pretties and challenge.. This little guy is PADDLES with sentiments This little guy is BLUE RIBBONS with sentiments

The theme for this week is SCALLOPS.. I have lots of scallop borders punches, dies so decided to just use the circle dies and punch..but I did put a little scallop border under the words. With the Olympics going on our work soft ball tournament's going on this weekend, this would be a great blue ribbon card or pink ribbon. I kind of made the flower look have a blue ribbon feel.


squirrel and the fox #23 - make it sporty

craft your days away #51 - Olympic Dreams

2 sisters #103- atg

recipe: ribbons/pp, su dusty durango, scraps dcwv, scallop punchs, spellbinder dies, viva pearl pen, black dress paper ribbon, chip board piece, copics

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Wishing you a Happy Birthday

Saturday August 4, 2012

Unscripted Sketch #170 I'm lovin the colors I chose and the sketch looked like there was a torn part and I always panic when I distress but I am loving the way it came out and the little trick to the eye it gives. Kind of an illusion to it. I may have to get over my fear and do more tearing. I always like things clean and not crinkled. Even when I write out notes I will start over if I make a mistake or crinkle the paper.. I'm weird on those kind of things.


sassy cheryls #126 - pretty papers

diva by design #46 - flowers

4 crafty chicks #101 - distressing

chrisma cardz #30 - pink +1

recipe: bazzill, dcwv, pizzaz aplenty, su brads, memory box die, ribbon, pti words, memento

Land of giant flowers

Saturday August 4, 2012

Welcome to Any thing goes at Catch the bug First Saturday is ATG and I love atg's as there are always those cards that just don't fit the blog challenges. I hope you get to play along. I used this darling Girl Daisies.

party time tues #79 -atg
city crafters #120 -solid as a rock color challenge
divas by design #46 - flowers
latinas en america #34 - atg
my mums craft #68 - photo inspiration
ladybug crafts - summer
moving along #157 - summer

recipe: girl daisies/ctb, bazzill, su, pti die, copics, embossing folder, pizzaz aplenty

Friday, August 03, 2012

Everywhere you go LOVE blooms!

Friday August 3, 2012

Good day and Happy Friday.. and it's Free Friday at Catch the bug today we have little Abby. Cute little flower umbrella and kind of the sunbonnet sue look to her. I hope you get a chance to head over to ctb and look at the cute digi images. Jodie has quite a variety and sure you'll find one or more that you just have to have.

party time tuesday #79 - atg
diva by design #46 - flowers
city crafters #120 - solid as a rock/colors
latinas en america #34 - atg
my mums craft shop #68 - ice cream photo

recipe: abby catch the bug, su very vanilla, dcwv, allen watkins words, su punch, ms punch, spellbinder, copics, te die, embossing folder, su scraps