Thursday, February 28, 2013

Catch the bug - Oldie but goodie Thursday

Thursday February 28, 2013
Wow end of the month, know it's a short month but still where did February go??
Anyhow welcome to Catch the bug  OBG -Oldie But Goodie Thursday. Today I used  raggedy bunny  I love the cute little look of this darling bunny. I decided to use colored pencils instead of copics and love the way it colored up. It was a fun change. I also used my washi tape for the background. I am loving the simple but fun look the tapes give. I have quite a few different colors, they can be addicting..
Allsorts #195 - animals
Make it Monday #129 - open anything
The Pink Elephant #188 - anything goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - use stripes
Clear it out - happy birthday
Digital Tuesday #199 - happy birthday
Partytime Tuesday #109 - anything goes 
recipe: raggedy bunny/ctb, mft die, su punch, ms punch, kraft, prisma pencils, washi tape, scraps, bg paper, bazzill, mft words

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Paper Pretties #247 - Use Punchs challenge

Wednesday February 27 - 2013
Paper Pretties Wednesday challenge #247 - USE PUNCHES
This is a new digi image at Paper Pretties called EMERALD. Great for St. Patrick's day if you colored the greenery green like I did but you know you can use this image anytime just coloring the flowers pretty different colors. Cute darling image. Hope you get over to the boutique shop and check out the great images.
Allsorts Challenge #195 - animals
Basic Grey #88 - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #152 - use a digi
Sentimental Sundays #142 - flowers, flowers and more flowers
Make it Monday #129 - open anything goes
Card Crafters Circle #63 - teddy bears on parade
 recipe: pp emerald digi, basic grey - serenade, bazzill, su white, su pear pizzaz, scraps, su flower punch, ms leaf, ms edge, spellbinder die, ribbon, ranger, copics, viva pearl pen, brad

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Catch the bug New Release Tuesday - Gertrude Fitness

Tuesday February 26, 2013
New release Tuesday at Catch the bug  GERTRUDE FITNESS
Now how many can identify with Gertrude?? I think there's a little Gertrude in all of us.
I think she is right up there with Gus and Stella for quirky style. The circles in the corner are cookies, peanut butter, choc chip, white macadamia chocolate cookie..FYI
Totally Gorjuss #122 - happy (this card makes me laugh so that is my happy)
One Stitch at a Time #152 - use a digi
Make It Monday #129 - open anything goes
Challenge 4 Everybody #14 - anything goes
recipe: Gertrude fitness/ctb, bazzill, dcwv, scraps, copics, stickles, atyou spica pen, white accents enamel, circle punch

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #199 - sending birthday wishes

Saturday February 23, 2013
Good day and welcome to Saturday's Unscripted Sketches #199 - this week is an awesome sketch, but then I love them all (except for a few that really stumped me) I love the simple look of this card. I felt I had to add the half pearls to help dress it up. It always scares me adding them, I never know where to add and when to stop or not.. But I think I made this work OK.  How do you know where to add half pearls and when to stop??
Inky Impressions #98 - favorite color combo (teal & gold)
Penny's Paper Craft #115 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #257 - simplify
Make It Monday #128 - open

recipe: su very vanilla, ep this and that, su punch, ms punch, pti words, pizzaz aplenty half pearls, ranger, memento

Friday, February 22, 2013

Catch the bug -Free Friday - Gus Nagging

Friday February 22, 2013
Welcome to Free Friday at Catch the bug  and one of my favorite characters is Gus. He's with Stella who I post quite often.. Isn't this a cute card and sentiment. I know you will have fun using him for that special person in your life. It's free so go grab GUS NAGGING
Penny's Paper Craft #115 - anything goes
Here Comes the Boys #46 - lots of layers
Shopping Our Stash #90 - use oldest DP (K&Co)
Cards in Envy - dots and or stripes
Cards Galore - one for the men
Make it Monday #128 - open
Craft Room Challenge - something for a man 
recipe: ctb gus nagging, bazzill, k&co, ribbon, copics

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Paper Pretties #246 Circle card

Wednesday February 20, 2013
Challenge time at Paper Pretties / PWC 246 - this weeks challenge is CIRCLE CARD
I chose to use SHOW OFF an acrylic Paper Pretties image.
I am loving the colors the red/white/black/gray... love this...Oh the sentiment is from a PP digi. What came with the stamp set just did not fit what I wanted so picked through my PP digi's and already had this printed. That is why I love digi's.  My mom loved to dance and did up until she passed on 5.5 years ago and she loved this saying.
I hope you get a chance to play along, remember you need to make a CIRCLE CARD to be in the winning draw.. good luck
Kaboodle Doodle #159 - anything but square
Make It Monday #128 - open
Basic Grey #87 - favorite (colors, punch, dies)
Dream Valley #51 - ribbon and bling
Challenges 4 Everybody #14 - anything goes
QKR Stampede #26 - anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #4 - use a hat
Party Time Tuesday #108 - color inspiration
recipe: pp/show off, su red, basic grey little black dress, copics, spellbinder dies, mft die, su punch, te bling, ribbon, ranger

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Catch the bug - Leprechaun -Good Luckl

Tuesday February 19, 2013
Tuesday is new release day at Catch the bug   Today's release is Leprechaun  isn't he a cuttie. I love the little chunky look. 
Make it Monday #128 - open
Basic Grey #87 - favorite (flowers, paper, copics)
Dream Valley #51 - ribbon & bling
Challenges 4 Everybody #14 - anything goes
MYGRAFICO #14 - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodle #159 - anything but square
QRK Stampede #26 - anything goes
recipe: ctb/leprechaun, bazzill, basic grey, su, ribbon, fabric flower, studio 8 bling, copics, paper pretty words.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Catch the bug - Anything but a card Monday

Monday February 18, 2013
Monday at Catch the bug means ANYTHING BUT A CARD DAY and today I have this little book its 4x6 and already covered with a great paper. So it was just a matter of me embellishing the front. I love my Stella drink coffee digi image and thought her sentiment was perfect for the front. I loved using the different dies and colors. I have not embellished book covers before but think I may have to try this again.
color challenge>
Just Us Girls #176 - color challenge see above photo
Challenges 4 Everybody #14 - anything goes
MYGRAFICO #144 - anything goes
Make it Monday #128 - open
Joyful Stamper/Inspire me Friday #96 - anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge #67 - punches & dies
QKR Stampede #26 - anything goes

 Side view of the book. I also tried to keep the embellishments thin. Didn't want that bulky look.

recipe: book/savoir-faire, stella-fl drink coffee/ctb, mme lost and found, mft die, pti die, su punch, ranger ink, stickles, twine, copics, scraps.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Unscripted sketches #198 - Happy Birthday

Saturday February 16, 2013
Unscripted Sketches #198  sketch challenge remember you can turn the sketch, make a scrapbook page, card. Have fun and lets see what you create.
I kept this card quite clean and simple. I found this to be a hard sketch to follow. I know my DH says it's do drab compared to what I usually make. I guess I was kind of thinking masculine..
I hope you play along as I would love to see how you work this sketch. Link to the above US blog.
Shopping Our Stash #89 - happy birthday
Make It Monday #127 - open
Charisma Cardz #6 - anything goes
My Grafico #144 - anything goes
The Crafty Bloggers #5 - anything goes
The Crazy Crafter - happy birthday
recipe: very vanilla su, dp scraps, want 2 scrap bling, pti flower, local king words, ranger ink, stickles

Catch the bug - Bingo Saturday

Saturday February 16, 2013
Saturdays challenge at Catch the bug is BINGO... choose your row and create and post..
I chose ribbon -charm-heart

 For my card I chose to use this cute little AKV LOVE CUDDLE image and make a love card which is why I chose the bottom row of the bingo card.  They are so cute and would make an awesome anniversary card or valentines day card or a just because card.  I hope you get a chance to play along and post your card over at Catch the bug..
Make it Monday #127 - open
Crafty Sentiments - valentines
Tuesday Throwdown #134 - anything goes
Twist of Faith #24 - love
Crafts and Me #120 - doily heaven
Diva By Design - love & romance
Inky Impressions #97 - ribbon or twine
The Paper Shelter #99 - be my valentine
Moving Along With The Times - love is in the air

recipe: akv love cuddle/ctb, mft die, pti words, recollection designer paper, bazzill, ranger ink, charm, twine, doily, copics, ribbon.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - book nut

Friday February 15, 2013
Friday at Catch the bug and you know what that means... Free Friday
I read a lot of book and use my kindle as my choice for reading. I sometimes miss the feel of a book but you know sometimes I actually go to turn the page as if it was paper.. I like this little guy and lugging all those books around..that's where I love my kindle, it holds hundreds of books so no broken back or heavy purse.
Make it Monday #127 - open
Inky Impressions #197 - ribbon or twine
Pennys Paper Crafting #114 - favorite colors (orange/yellows/blues)
One Stitch At A Time #150 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #256 - eye for detail
recipe: ctb book nut, mft words/sentiments about books, su gray, dcwv, su punches, ek punch, button, twine, viva pearl pen, copics, mft die, vellum, memento ink

Raise the bar #131 - Take a moment to Remember

Friday February 15, 2013
My card won on Raise the bar a few weeks ago and so today I am the guest bar tender at
This week the challenge is in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Free at last..
which means anything goes.
When asked to do this challenge this is the first stamp I thought of. I love the sentiment.
I hope you play along and head over to Raise the bar.. you may be the next guest bar tender..
Make it Monday #127 - open
One Stitch At A Time #150 - anything goes
Tuesday Throw Down #134 - anything goes
Diva by Design - love and romance
Inky Impressions #97 - ribbon or twine (across the die and under flowers)
Cute Card Thursday #256 - an eye for detail
Charisma Cardz #6 - anything goes
recipe: su gray, basic grey serenade, pti die, pti words harvest berries, su punch, ms punch, ribbon, memento ink, viva pearl pen

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Paper Pretties PWC245 -Red - Pink - White challenge

Wednesday February 13, 2013
Hello and welcome to another great challenge at Paper Pretties PWC245
this weeks challenge is to use RED-PINK-WHITE...
I thought I saved the watermark of this cute little guy but can't find it.. Sorry. This is CRAZY FOR CUPCAKES.. how cute is he.  What a nice way to showcase all of those lovely cupcakes. I probably gained 5 lbs. just coloring them in... LOL
I used washi tape for the background, the little guy just looked washed out so I backed the circle with gray to kind of tie in with the elephant color and to give it some humph..
I hope you get a chance to play along this week and with Valentines day, you know you have a card that will fit this weeks challenge...
Oozak #11 - anything goes with fav. colors (red/pink/gray)
Forever Friends #55 - anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #3 - mainly red
One Stitch At A Time #150 - anything goes
Make It Monday #127 - open
recipe: pp digi, su white, washi tape, su gray, mft dies, te bling, copics

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Catch the bug - New release - Happy St. Patrick's day...

Tuesday February 12, 2013
Tuesday is New Release at Catch the bug so we have ST. PATS FROG.. This cute little skinny leg frog with his mug of ale.. I was told I should of made him holding a mug of dark beer.. I'm not a beer drinker so never thought of it. He's lucky he isn't holding a mug of pink
One Stitch At A Time #150 - anything goes
Make It Monday #127 - open
Challenge 4 Everybody #13 - anything goes
Cards Galore - one for the men
recipe: ctb digi, bazzill, dcwv dp, spellbinder die, copics, viva pearl pen, quick quote ink, stickles

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #197 - I love you

Saturday February 9, 2013
Unscripted sketch #197 challenge. It's quite easy so I hope you find time to play along and link your card to the US blog. Make a card, scrapbook page, framed creation, some paper craft..
 Oh my, did I have fun with this sketch. I again used some darling designer paper and let it do the work for me. I love, love, love, when that happens. Just a lovely stamp, an epoxy heart and a die. You're done. How simple.
Totally Papercrafts #153 - valentine or love
Polkadoodle #6 - valentine -love
Card Crafters Circle #61 - love is in the air/valentine
Card Makin Mamas - in the mood for love
Craft 4 Eternity #110 - be my valentine
Jellypark - so sweet
Make it Monday #126 - open
recipe: bazzill, dcwv, pti -"you" die, tech tues words, recollection heart, embossing powder zing

Friday, February 08, 2013

Catch the bug - It's a cupcake kind of day

Friday February 8, 2013
Friday at Catch the bug means .....Free Friday woo hoo.. Today our free digi is CUPCAKE TAG
I just had to use the cupcake dp for the background and the doily was a must. Cupcakes are served in doilies in a lot of restaurants so it just felt right to use it. This card was so simple.
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Make it Monday #126 - anything goes
recipe: ctb /cupcake tag, su taken with teal, little yellow bicycle cupcake love, doily, copics, mft dies.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Catch the bug - 2-8-13 Kite flying day

Wednesday February 6-2013
Its Humor Wednesday at Catch the bug and Feb. 8th is Kite flying day. I was to post this yesterday as Wednesday is Humor day but the actual Kite flying day is Feb. 8th. so my brain said the 8th.. oh well I guess posting it in between the dates is fine. I know it says humor Wednesday but my mind did not think humor but cute. So little Ava fairy  is holding a butterfly kite. I probably could of used Gus holding a butterfly kite which would of been humor for sure but I did not think of it till later.
And again I let the dp do the work for the card and just had to add the images, love that this can be done.
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Diva by Design - winged things
Flutterby Wednesday #226 -anything goes
Make it Monday 126 - open
recipe: ctb ava fairy, dcwv, su, mft die, te die, twine, copics, glitter

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Paper Pretties PWC244 - Valentine's card

Wednesday February 6, 2013
Wednesday at Paper Pretties means it's time for another challenge. This weeks challenge is VALENTINE'S CARD.  We have a new digi and sentiments at PP. this is Poochikin.. cute name huh?
 I chose to use him for my card today. I love the heart he's holding and the balloons tied to his tail. Makes me laugh. I love the red papers and red always seems to go good with browns so chose to use this color theme. I hope you find time to play along. there's lots of Love/Valentines/celebration challenges out there.
Stamptacular Sunday #201- gents and gems
The Ribbon Girl - love you or valentine's card
Digi Darla's #48 - my style
Incy Wincy Design - love is in the air
Kaboodle Doodle #157 - hearts
Make it Monday #126 - open
Tammy's Scrapin Corner #48 - valentine's card
Kraft Journal - seeing red
The Pink Elephant #185- photo inspiration
recipe: poochikin digi /pp, kraft base, my minds eye love me dp, spellbinder dies, su punch, pizzaz aplenty bling, button, mft twine, glitter, copics, memory box die

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Catch the bug - new release AKV baseball numbers

Tuesday February 5, 2013
Catch the bug new release Tuesday is this cute AKV BASEBALL NUMBERS
I love that this card can be for a celebration, a birthday for a little 5 yr old, congratulations on 5 yrs at your work, congratulations you scored the new job, any celebration, let your imagination wonder.
Sentimental Sundays #140 - celebrate something new
Digi's Darla's #48 - my style
Love to Create #51 - let's celebrate
Make it Monday #126 - open
Challenge 4 Everyone #13 - anything goes
recipe: akv baseball numbers/ctb, my minds eye lime twist dp, su choco chip, recollection epoxy, words?, twine, embossing powder zing white, ranger.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #196 - Happy Valentine's Day

Saturday February 2, 2013
Unscripted Sketches #196 challenge.. Now this is a simple sketch, room for a lot of choices.   You can use some awesome designer papers or embossing folders or anything, use your imagination. Just try to follow the sketch and have fun. Link to the above challenge. I hope to see your lovely works.
I thought with Valentines day right around the corner and our 31st anniversary this would be a great time to make a card for my dear hubby. I think it's manly enough but also this could be for anyone. The heart paper did the work. Again I love the paper doing the work for me.
Inky Impressions #95 - bingo (pink or red, sentiment, punch)
Perfect Sentiments #64 - anything goes with a die cut
Simon Says - anything goes
Make it Monday #125 - open
Craft us Crazy #36 - get to cutting (mft die, vagabond)
Shopping our Stash #87 - valentine, hearts, red, love, etc.
recipe: cosmo cricket, su very vanilla, mft die, mft words, embossing powder, ranger

Catch the bug - anything goes Saturday - Owl always love you...

Saturday February 2, 2013
The first Saturday of the month and it's ANYTHING GOES challenge at Catch the bug .. Today I am using the image Owl always love you  digi, here's a direct link to the image. I am going to try to remember to always link the images I use. I hope that this will help you if your liking the image and think it's something you may want. 
Play along with the ATG challenge and you can win some digi's.  Hope to see your card over there.
Crafts and Me #118 - favorite embellishment (flowers)
Diva by Design - blue, brown, cream
Perfect Sentiment #64 - anything goes with a sentiment
Simon Says - anything goes
Craft us Crazy #36 - get to cutting (pti die, su punch- vagabond)
Shopping our stash #87 - valentine, hearts, red, love, etc
Make it Monday #125 - open
recipe: owl always love you/ctb, prima dp, bazzill, ranger ink, pti die, su punch, viva pearl pen, te bling, copics

Friday, February 01, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - Foxy - Hello Foxy

Friday February 1, 2013
Its Friday and you know what that means.. Catch the bug free Friday and today it's FOXY.  He or She would be perfect for a Valentines day card, or just a I love you. Really it could be used year around. It's free so head on over to the link above and grab it up. Check out the store for some other great images if you get the chance.
Boy can you believe that its already February. Time is going to fast. Seems the older we get the faster it goes. I remember when I was growing up seems like time stood still.. I want those times back..then again maybe not..
Perfect Sentiment - anything goes with a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #254 - a different corner
Craft us Crazy #36 - get to cutting (te leaves, butterfly, ek heart, circle, spellbinder - vagabond)
Shopping our Stash #87 - valentine, hearts, red, love, etc
Make it Monday #125 - open
 recipe: ctb foxy, recollection love dp, ribbon, su brown/green, bazzill red, scraps, te dies, copics, stickles, spellbinder, pink stamper words