Monday, December 31, 2012

Paper Pretties - Holiday Cheer

Monday December 31, 2012
Happy New Year's eve and hope you have a wonderful 2013 year. Hope your goals set for the new year are not out of reach and you're able to achieve them. I try to think positive and not set myself up for failure by making my goals too far out there that they can't be reached.
Well today we have our last Monday challenge at Paper Pretties. This weeks challenge is to CREATE A WINTER CREATION.. This is my creation, Cocoa re-release image. This cute cat standing in snow sipping her cocoa and her cute little winter friends in the background and the trees made my little scene. Hope you can play along.
My time to craft #202 - animals in the snow
Totally Gorguss #164 - New! (new washi tape, new digi to me)
Crafting by design - something old something new(new washi tape/old dp)
Fussy and Fancy Friday #79 - furry friends
recipe: Cocoa Paper Pretties, peppermint forest, washi tape, scraps, stickles, liq pearls, su punch, copics 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Unscripted Sketches #191 - Start each day with a grateful HEART

Saturday December 29, 2012
End of 2012 and last sketch for 2012 at Unscripted Sketches  and I hope you can play along. If not we have more sketches coming in 2013 so hope to see you next year for some fun challenges. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!!!

I thought with Valentines day coming and also just the love month and anniversaries (we were married Valentines day-awhaaa) this would be a great time to start those great feel good cards. Not that other cards aren't feel good but some are just fun, every day cards. I really had fun choosing the colors and how to complete the card. I needed to add the flower to the blank space it just looked so empty. I love how with sketches you can still add those extra little touches as long as you stay with the main sketch layout.  Hope it encourages you to play along.
Simon Says - anything goes
Charisma Cardz #51 - anything goes
Card Crafters Circle #55 - anything goes
Stampin for the weekend #24 - anything goes
Make it Monday #120 - anything goes
Crafting by Designs - something old /new (new flower-stamp set. old- papers)
recipe: bazzill, scraps, jellybean soup dp, pti words, ek punch, su riding hood, prima flower

Friday, December 28, 2012

Free Friday Catch the bug - Lil kitty

Friday December 28, 2012
It's almost the end of 2012. I'm looking forward to a wonderful, healthy, happy, peaceful new year. I hope everyone has a wonderful 2013 year.
Today we have a free Friday image from Catch the bug this cutie is Lil Kitty.  I thought it would make a cute "Hang I there" card. You could do some simple surgery by cutting the hands and branch off and have it hanging over a box or a cute heart for a Valentine card. I hope you pick it up - it's free - got to love that...Also check out the store at CTB, there's a great sale going on. Get those favorites while they are reduced from the already low price.
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment inspiration
Simon Says - anything goes
Dutch Dare #197 - crafty sentiment
Charisma Cards #51 - anything goes
Make it Monday #120 - open
Crafting by designs - something old and new (image new/paper old)
recipe: lil kitty ctb, dp applecider, verve words, goosebumps bling, pti die, not quite navy su ink, very vanilla su card base, memento ink, ranger ink, copics

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Catch the bug New Release - FOOTBALL COUCH POTATO

Tuesday December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas I hope your day is filled with the true meaning of Christmas and with family and friends and full of love.
Catch the bug  new release is FOOTBALL COUCH POTATO   I love this image. I am not a football person but love the image and thought it was a good New Year's card as my hubby is a football person and know that football will be on the TV New Years day.  Thank goodness for another TV in my craft room.. I also love the sentiment I used. It's really more for holidays but I know some men and women think that football season is  the "most wonderful time of the year".. LOL
I thought I would try to make a living room theme. So the dp with the flower is the carpet, the gingham is the wall paper and the little chair rail is the ribbon.. I love how it came out. Was really a fun card to make.. Hope you check out the new images at Catch the bug. There's a big sale going on over there.. Check it out.
Make it Monday #120 - open
Kaboodle Doodle #151 - Christmas holiday or New Years
The Pink Elephant #180 - anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #103 - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss #163 - easy does it
Pile it on #49 - pile on the embellishments
Here come the Boys #42 - anything goes 
recipe: catch the bug-football couch potato, bazzill, harvest lane dp, copics, ribbon, su punch, stickles, tech Tues AE words, memento, atyou spica pens.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Paper Pretties - WHITE - BLACK - CHOICE

Monday December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas Eve - Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and you get time to spend with family and loved ones.  Hugs from Washington state to you all.
PAPER PRETTIES challenge   this weeks challenge is
WHITE - BLACK - CHOICE OF COLOR  (I chose green)
Paper Pretties has awesome images and I chose to use a re-release bugle bear for my image this time. Check out the Paper Pretties link above to see what other DT members used for their image.
I'm thinking this would make a great New Years card, engagement, retirement, any great announcement that you would toot your horn about. I have these awesome music notes die from My Favorite Things and I love the added look this gave to my card it really kind of finished it off. I punched out a circle of black card stock and then added the button on top, applied stickles all over the button then added the other die on top. I love how this came out.
Crafts 4 Eternity #103 anything goes
Polka Doodles #51 - Happy New Year
Make it Monday #120- open
Delightful Challenges - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss #163 - easy does it
Whimsy Stamp - anything goes as long as it's festive
Pile it on #49 - pile on the embellishments
recipe: bugle bear paper pretties, su whisper white, white, pear pizzazz, black, itty bitty background stamp and su punchs, mft die, stickles, button, ribbon, copics

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Unscripted Sketches #190 - Believe in the magic

Saturday December 22, 2012
Unscripted Sketches #190 sketch for you to follow. I hope you play along and post your card to the Unscripted Sketches site.
It looks like I like this saying as I used it in yesterdays posted card..LOL  I am staying with the Christmas theme and so used this sketch and this is my card. Isn't that reindeer cute, he's from your next stamp.. I gave him googly eyes and a red half pearl nose.. This was a fun card to make.
Digital Tuesday #191 - layers
Charisma Cardz #50 - Santa Claus is coming to town
Simon Says - Merry Christmas
Love to create #46 - winter fun
Aud Sentiments - use any sentiments
recipe: my minds eye dp, bazzill, your next stamp deer and words, su punch, copics, pizzaz a plenty half pearl, google eyes, stickles, corner chomper, ranger

Friday, December 21, 2012

Catch the bug Free Friday - Believe in the magic

Friday December 21, 2102
Catch the bug Free Friday  
This was a fun image to color and break out the same old paper pads which I have used a lot this season, used some of my ribbon stash.  I have so much ribbon I really need to use it more often. The button has a piece of dark blue card stock behind it as the button blended too well with the ribbon so this kind of broke it up.
Simon Says - Merry Christmas
Aud Sentiments - use any sentiment
Digital Tuesday #191- layers
Diva by Designs #66 - anything goes
Fab N Funky #153 - ribbon or lace
Stampin Royalty #155 - color challenge
recipe: mouse stocking-ctb, kraft, my minds eye dp, ribbon, twine, scraps drk blue paper, copics, su punch, your next stamp words

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Catch the bug New release - Plushie reindeer

Tuesday December 18, 2012
New release day at Catch the bug  today's release is PLUSHIE REINDEER.. Cute huh?? I wanted a bright Christmas card so used my washi tape for the background and stickled the ornament the cute deer is holding.  I'm loving this look.
squirrel and the fox #33 - Christmas
come and get it - anything Christmas
quirky crafts #26 - Christmas
stamptacular Sunday #194 - Christmas
cupcake inspiration #191 - ornaments
make it Monday #120 - open
recipe: ctb plushie reindeer, whisper white su, assorted washi tape, peppermint forest paper, copics, half pearls, stickles, simon says-gnome for holiday words, corner chomper, memento black, quick quote chalk ink

Monday, December 17, 2012

Paper pretties - Merry Christmas

Monday December 17, 2012
It new release and re-release day at Paper Pretties   and the challenge this week is  CREATE A CHRISTMAS CREATION...
I am sure you still have Christmas cards to make or post. So hope you get a chance to play along and post to the Paper Pretties site.  If not maybe make one and your one ahead for next years cards.. Got to love that.
I chose to use a re-release image. Rudolph reindeer. I love how it's looking up to the table at the cookies and milk. Check out the background paper I found and cut so that cookie taster would show.. I'm sure this reindeer is an official cookie taster.
squirrel and the fox #33 Christmas
come and get it - anything Christmas
quirky crafts #26 - Christmas
stamptacular Sunday #194 - Christmas
make it Monday #120 - open
recipe:  Rudolph paper pretties digi, my minds eye sweet dream, copics, quick quote chalk ink, color box ink, atyou spica pen, spellbinder die, washi tape.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Catch the bug bingo - Stella & Gus

December 15, 2012
Welcome to a great fun challenge at Catch the bug  This Saturdays challenge is Bugaboo Bingo.. So there are quite a few options that you can do for a card, project.  I chose to do the Start with S (Stella) ribbon, sentiment.
I know I've said it a million times at least.. I love Stella and Gus. They just make me so happy I hope you enjoy my card and their funny humor. I think we can all relate one way or another with these two.
the paper shelter - two of anything (brads/ribbon)
simon says - favorite tool, stamp, product- (brads, corner chomper, ribbon, copics)
make it Monday #119 - open
love to create #45 - anything goes
inky impression #89 - something old (besides old people (LOL) old brads and paper and ribbon)
recipe: catch the bug stella-gus annoy, botanical prima, very vanilla su, ribbon, bg brads, copics, su punch, corner chomper, quick quote amaretto chalk ink

Unscripted sketches #189- Merry & Bright

December 15, 2012
It's Saturday and a new sketch from Unscripted Sketches this is #189  this week there is a piggyback add on to the sketch, make the FOCAL POINT DISTRESSED. 
I got this darling image from "Your next stamp" and knew I had to use it for this sketch. I am loving the way it came out (until I got a little black mark on the birds body ;( ...)  I thought I would extend the cord to the ornament to the card base wrapped cording. I used the Tim Holtz distressing tool to ruff up the circle edges and then used Ranger ink to kind of bring color in.
bearly mine #65 - anything goes
aud sentiment - holiday sentiment
charisma cardz - Christmas makes
pixie dust - Christmas traditional colors
recipe: my minds eye, spellbinder, ranger distress tool, ranger ink, memento ink, close to my heart ink, your next stamp -Christmas bauble, stickles, pizzaza plenty bling, su gold cord, copics

Friday, December 14, 2012

Free Friday Santa Window - Merry Christmas tag

Friday December 14, 2012
It's Friday and you know what that means... Free Friday at Catch the bug  today's freebie is SANTA WINDOW
I was not sure on a card using this image and the window but thinking about it and with my fear of tags I thought I would tackle it and do a tag. I am slowly getting comfortable with tags.. I really like how this tag came out. Love the snow in the background really looks nice and sparkly. I don't care for snow if I have to go out in it but seeing it from the window is beautiful.
bearly mine 65 - anything goes
crafty sentiment - snowflakes
papertake weekly -snow white
aud sentiments - holiday sentiment
recipe: santa window/ctb, tag tim holts, simon says words gnome for the holiday, peppermint forest paper, various yarns, stickles, ranger ink, memento ink, lss bling, ms punch

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Catch the bug New release Teddy Present - Joy

Tuesday December 11, 2012
New release day at Catch the bug  today's new digi is Teddy Present. Check out the CTB blog and see other new releases. Also see the sale.. : ) great time to save on already great prices. Also our 12 days of Christmas..
I like using non traditional colors and this one reminds me of when my mom did Christmas she loved the pastel colors and her trees were beautiful. I miss her so much and my dad.
my time to craft #200 - non traditional colors
one stop craft #208 - Christmas friends
make it Monday #119 - open
the ribbon girl - open
dream valley #47 - Christmas
cupcake craft #222 - Merry Christmas
love to create #45 - anything goes
recipe: teddy present/catch the bug, very vanilla su, peppermint forest, ribbon, viva pearl pen, copics, su punch  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Paper pretties challenge - Seasons Greetings

Monday December 10, 2012
Paper Pretties Monday challenge  Today's challenge is to use RED - GREEN- AND CHOICE
I used Gold for my choice. I also chose to use a re-release image Clause.. Check out the Paper Pretties site for new releases and re-release cards/projects.
make it Monday 119 - open
one stop craft 208 - Christmas friends
dream valley 47 - Christmas
squigglefly - traditional Christmas red/green 
recipe: clause/pp digi, pti die, pizzaz a plenty bling, ribbon, peppermint forest papers, su white, ranger ink, copics, stickles

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Enjoy the fun that winter brings - US 188

Saturday December 8, 2012
Unscripted Sketches #188 challenge. I hope you play along.
I used the background paper as the main design and a tag punch for the words. Kept it quite clean and simple. We love that at this time of year.. Yea??
 I love when 12x12 pattern paper can be cut down and still use a large part for the card feature and not loose the image because it's too small. I purchased quite a few 12x12's years ago but found I hardly used as the 6x6 was so much easier. So its fun when I dig out those large pads and can use them.
moving along with the times - clean and simple
charisma cardz 98 - Christmas
c.r.a.f.t. 184 - Christmas
card crafters circle 52 - December celebrations

recipe: bazzill, peppermint forest, pti words on ice, pti die, sizzix tag die, memento, bakers twine

The majic of Christmas -color challenge Catch the bug

Saturday December 8, 2012
It's photo challenge at Catch the bug I loaded my card first by mistake so the photo is under my card and challenges..
I was worried how to pull off the colors and all but I am so pleased with the way this card came out. I hope it inspires you to join the photo challenge at Catch the bug.
diva by design 64- let it snow
pixie dust - sparkle and snowflakes
dutch dare 194 - non traditional colors
charisma cardz 48 - Christmas
paperplay 49 - Christmas is coming
c.r.a.f.t. 184 - Christmas
inky impressions 88- snow or winter
colour Q - photo challenge

recipe: penguin winter bench catch the bug, su papers, tt. Ali Edwards words, ek punch, glitter, bling lss, stickles, copics

Friday, December 07, 2012

Hippo Candycane - Merry Everything

Friday December 7, 2012
Free Friday day at Catch the bug This is Hippo Candy cane.
Isn't this hippo a cutie. I love it. I loved coloring him. I kind of kept it simple as simple is good. Especially when your still in recovery mode and brain doesn't want to work right. Pain keeps the mind foggy..
whimsy stamps - 54 - anything goes as long as its festive
charismas cardz 48 - Christmas
paperplay 49 - Christmas is coming
recipe: catch the bug hippo candy cane, bazzill, my minds eye papers, viva pearl pen, simon says words-merry everything, copics, spellbinder

White and Blue - Raise the bar challenge

Friday December 7, 2012
I had a card that won over at Raise the Bar  so along with the win I get to be guest designer for this week.  I hope you get to play along.
Theme is WHITE and BLUE.. Have fun
diva by design 64- let it snow
4 crafty chicks 119 - snowmen
dutch dare 194 - non traditional colors 
paperplay 49 - Christmas is coming
play date craft 160 - color challenge
inky impressions 88 - snow or winter
recipe:  coco snowman digi Catch the bug, washi tape, pti words, stickles, copics, ek punch, scraps dp, ranger ink, su ink

Monday, December 03, 2012

Paper pretties - Tooth fairy

Monday December 3, 2012

Monday is another Paper Pretties challenge  today's challenge is to USE RIBBON... Now with the holidays this should be quite easy.. Hope you get to play along this week.  This week I used a re-release Tooth Fairy

I am using my desktop computer vs. laptop so I hope this all comes works out ok. I had set up an appointment to have my LT looked at a couple of days ago for Sunday for just a check up, clean it, check for virus just simple stuff... well Saturday when I went to pre- post and get some things off the computer which is used 90% for crafting I could not even get it to work.. so had to retake the photo and find sites for challenges and such. What a headache but so glad I had the appointment to get it in the shop so my days out aren't too bad.. AND at least I have a desk top computer which is new and haven't been on since I got it probably close to a year ago.

fun with shapes and more 122 - everything but Christmas
card crafters circle 51 - bearing gifts
make it monday 118 - open
one stitch at a time 142 - anything goes

recipe: tooth fairy by paper pretties, bazzill, jellybean dp, copics, stickles, ribbon, ranger

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Catch the bug - Saturday Anything goes - Warmest winter wishes

Saturday December 1, 2012
Catch the bug Saturday challenge is ANYTHING GOES... Woo hoo. love those
I have always loved this cute little image of "bird and friend" from Catch the bug. Isn't it just darling.  I used washi tape for the dotted strip also glittered up the snow with stickles. I was going to use  some diamond dust (glass shards) I bought but I get concerned using it as it has some really sharp pieces in it. Really not sure why I got it now that I realize what it really is.  (What do you do with your diamond dust?)
c.r.a.f.t. 183 - photo inspiration
dutch dare 193 - winter wonderland
pixie dust studio - winter holiday
make it Monday 117 - open
recipe: winter bird and friend / ctb, kraft card base, my minds eye sweet dreams, washi tape, copics, pti words, viva pearl pen, stickles, quick quote chalk ink, ek punch.

Unscripted Sketch #187 -Christmas is awesome

Saturday December 1, 2012
Welcome to a new sketch from Unscripted Sketches #187

I am still taking advantage of the time I have and making Christmas cards and I love the simple is better at this point but also want it to look stunning. I hope this looks as good and inspirational to you as it does to me.
diva by design 63 - glitter and sparkle
paper shelter 92 -Christmas is coming
whimsey stamps 53 - traditional colors new inspiration
little red wagon 161 - trim the trees
crafts and me 112 - ribbon or trim
pixie dust studio - winter holiday
cute card Thursday 245 - snowflakes
recipe: my minds eye, mft die, ek punch, ribbon, glitter, Ali Edwards words, close to my heart ink