Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Stella Sketch #136 - My fake plants

Sunday April 28, 2013
Sunday Stella Sketch at Catch The Bug #136.  Just follow the sketch and post your card at the link for Catch the bug. I hope your play along. I love seeing what you all come up with.
 For my card I used Grumpy Gertrude/fake plants who is quite a funny lady.  Her thoughts are quite funny. I love plants but I love the real ones.
Charisma Cardz - polka dots
Penny's Paper Crafty #124 - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Creative Moments #15 - spring (some people plant fake plants for spring)
Jellypark - make us laugh/smile
recipe: Grumpy Gertrude fake plants/ctb, su very vanilla, various dp, ribbon, paper flowers, stickles, copics, quick quote chalk ink, spellbinder die

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #208 sketch

Saturday April 27, 2013
Unscripted sketches #208 challenge.  I hope your play along and take a look at the other design team projects to get an idea. That's what I love about these sketch challenges is it's the same sketch for everyone but every one is different. Love this paper craft.
 This is the card I made using the sketch. I sort of let the bottom paper work for me with the pattern. I know it's not exactly like the sketch but its close.  I like the masculine look to it..
Crafty Sentiment - monochromatic
Card Crafters #72 - boys to men
Paper Crafting Journey- use a sentiment
Penny's Paper Craft #124 - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #77 - anything goes
recipe: kraft, Teresa Collins/world traveler dp, simple traveler words, brown memento, washi tape, su punch.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - cute bee flower/ You're Sweet as Honey

Friday April 26, 2013
 Friday at Catch the bug is Free Friday digi. Today we have CUTE BEE FLOWER
I love the large flower it's holding. Kind of reminds me of "bugs life" love that movie.
I used Washi tape for the background giving it a bee look.. I am loving Washi tape. I used the su ornament punch and embossed the words on it, hid the top of the ornament under the other die. Kind of gives me a bee butt look. What ya think?
Cards in Envy - things with wings
Diva by Design - inspired by a movie (A bugs life)
Fab N Funky #168 - love is a many splendid things
Penny's Paper Craft #124 - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
recipe: cute bee flower/ctb, bazzill, washi tape, quick quote scraps, mft words, glitter, goosebumps, su die, su punch (ornament punch top hid under other dies), copics, ranger, embossing powder

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What a beautiful day - Music 2 my ears

Wednesday April 24, 2013
This is the last card I made for ladies retreat. There are four cards posted for the retreat. We had a husband and wife speaker at our ladies retreat at Seaside Oregon. I already posted the lady speakers and this is the card I made for the man. At church retreat there is a lot of singing, praying and sermons. I knew that Sandy sang and has a cd out and her husband Jay plays the guitar so this is what I came up with for a man card. I was really pleased how it came out. The stamp set is from Simon Says, music 2 my ears... the ink is su, the die cut music notes  mft, assorted dp scraps, the mesh was from a craft store dollar bin. I love how the card came out and sure hope everyone enjoyed their cards.
Crafty catz #179 - this is for the boys
Shopping our stash #98 - dollar or bargain bin find (mesh)
Make it Monday #137 - anything goes

Thank you

Wednesday April 24, 2013
Once again another retreat card. I made this one for the team of ladies who worked all year to pull the ladies church retreat together and make it perfect for all of us who attended. Again another wonderful year at Seaside Oregon and great fellowship, inspiration and learning. 
bazzill card stock, wash tape, assorted scraps, su punch, ek punch, ms punch, su ink, corner rounder, viva pearl pen
Allsorts Challenge #203 - passion for flowers
Just Us Girls #185 - color challenge
Make it Monday #137 - anything goes

Wherever you go

Wednesday April 24, 2013
I went to a ladies retreat with my church this past weekend to Seaside Oregon. I made a card for both speakers and this is the one I made for the lady speaker. It was a lovely retreat, the weather was off and on rain but gee just to look at the ocean from your hotel room it did not matter. I am so glad we live close to the ocean. It's only about 160 miles from my home to where we went.
this card I used PTI die and stamp set, and viva pearl pen. Ink SU. I love this card paper is bazzill.
Cupcake Craft #239 - monochromatic
Make It Monday #137 - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - use a sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - monochromatic

Wonderful friend

Wednesday April 24, 2013
Again a church retreat card. This is the card I made for my best friend and our 5th year of going to the church retreat. Plus she is a neighbor, past co worker, crafter and dear dear friend. We have so much fun together. Our favorite colors are green and we love butterflies. I made this card for her.
I used bazzill card stock, washi tape, bg paper for the butterfly, te butterfly dies, ek heart punch, su ink. I love this card.
Dream Valley- things with wings
Raise the bar - friendship
Make it Monday #137 - anything goes

Paper Pretties #255 challenge Try a new fold

Wednesday April 24, 2013
Wednesday is Paper Pretties #255 new challenge. This week is TRY A NEW FOLD
First let me introduce you to a new digi set. This is Dorris. Cute little duck great sentiments. Sure you could use this for quite a few different occasions.

This is my try on a new fold card. I saw this card tutorial on Dawn Olchefske twist fold fun card. I loved the idea and with this being the challenge for a new fold card I had to try it. Her directions and video are easy to follow. If I can do it you can too. I did find using a better quality card stock helped. Some crack when you score and fold so be careful. I stamped a tag and put "surprise" across it but forgot to remove it when I took the photo. I used Trio Ladybugs

This is the inside of the card. Perfect for some money or a gift card.  I will be making this card again.

One Stop Craft #225 - not square
One Stitch At A Time #160 - digi
Make It Monday #137 - anything goes
Dream Valley #55 - things with wings
Digi Darla's #59 - earth day recycle (seam binding colored with copics refill ink)
Bearly-Mine #83 - digi days
recipe:  trio ladybug digi/pp, bazzill, g.c.d studio dp, pp words, white flowers stamp te, sizzix tag die, spellbinder die, su white ink, ranger ink, seam binding ribbon, copics

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Catch the bug New Release Tuesday - AKV smell flower/ this card is one big hug

Tuesday April 23, 2013
Tuesday's at Catch the bug means it's new release day. We have a cutie and perfect Mothers day card, thinking of you, miss you image,  etc.. AKV smell flower  girl. Isn't she cute?
I had all sorts of scraps on my desk and in a couple of containers on my desk so dug through and used the other half of the su die, an extra heart from another project, the reddish punch piece on the left side. I love using scraps. Oh the leaves are from a pile of leaves I cut months and months ago.
I hope you get over to the store and check out the new releases for this month. Jodie's been busy and providing some awesome digi's for you.
Digi Darla's #59 - earth day/recycle -(the dies and punch pieces)
Make it Monday #137 - anything goes
Squigglyfly #16 - april showers bring may flowers
Kraft Journal - recycle / reuse (dies and punch pieces)
recipe: akv smell flower/ctb, kraft, mme stella rose, scraps, words simon says happy everything, mft die, su die, te die, ek punch, paper flowers, copics, recollection heart.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #207 - Hope you have an amazing birthday

Saturday April 20, 2013
Saturday and it's another sketch challenge Unscripted Sketches #207  Don't let the design freak you out. It's just oblongs layered. You can do it..
 This is what I came up for the sketch. I think this would make a nice masculine card. What ya think?

Challenges 4 Everybody #18 - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #143 - focus on sentiment
Craft Room Challenge # so sentiment
recipe: kraft, basic grey serenade, simon says happy everyday, memento, stickles

Friday, April 19, 2013

Catch the bug FREE FRIDAY / PRETTY COW - I (heart) moo

Friday April 19, 2013
Free Friday at Catch the bug  today we have Pretty Cow.. See the cute flower on her head? So cute.
I chose this Debbie Mumm paper for the background. Again, I love when the paper does the work. It's one sheet/not pieced. Love that.
Craft Your Passion #158 - adorable animals
Stamp With Fun #207 - romantic ( I heart moo! - is that romantic?
Papertake Weekly - one paper taker
recipe: pretty cow/ctb, words Judith, very vanilla su, Debbie mumm dp, ek punch, mft die, ranger, quick kutz alphabet

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Catch the bug Oldie But Goodie -Morning Cathy

Thursday April 18- 2013
Thursday at Catch the bug   is OBG / Oldie But Goodie and today I am using Cathy/Morning   This is not the sentiment that comes with her, I chose to use Art Impressions stamp sentiment. Cathy's sentiment is cute and funny too. If you click on the Cathy link above you can see the sentiment that goes along with her.
Pile it on #15 - embossing
Penny's Papercraft #123 - use a sentiment
recipe: cathy morning/ctb, words art impressions, papers k&c and other dp, black su, embossing zing white, copics, twine, button

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Paper Pretties #254 - Happy Birthday challenge

Wednesday April 17, 2013
Paper Pretties #254 challenge this week is HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  Now that is an easy theme so hope to see your card over at Paper Pretties blog.
I am loving this paper pad from Basic Grey and so I decided to make a masculine card using the Paper Pretties image JUST BECAUSE ZAC  Isn't he cute?.. I want to tell him to pull his pants up  LOL but still he's darling.  Wouldn't this image make a great Mothers day card?
Come And Get It - kids birthday card
Pile It On #15 - embossing
Paper Nest Dolls - happy birthday
Dream Valley #54 - happy birthday
recipe: just because zac/pp, basic grey serenade, bazzil, embossing powder, copics, su punch, corner rounder.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Catch the bug - New Release Tuesday Flower person / thanks a bunch

Tuesday April 16, 2013
Catch the bug New Release is FLOWER PERSON
 I am so ready for spring and so chose light bright spring colors to go with this new digi. I used a spellbinder die and cut her legs off but it was necessary to make the card.
One Stitch At A Time #159 - bright colors
Totally Gorjuss #179 - spring shades
Digi Darlas #58 - how does your garden grow?
Tammy's Scrapin Corner#58 - spring has sprung
recipe: bazzill, scraps dp, hero arts, su ink, copics, spellbinder die, washi tape

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #206 - our 4th blog-iversary

Saturday April 13, 2013
Welcome to our 4-year blog-iversary celebration! In addition to our normal, fabulous projects from our talented design team, there will be a special surprise or two, so be sure you check out our blog and come celebrate with us, you won’t want to miss it! Join us at  Unscripted Sketches

This is the card that I did for the sketch. I decided to use some dies and punches for my card. I have this die from MFT that I've been waiting to use and thought OK, what am I going to put in this square and thought OK it doesn't really need to be a square just a focal point of your choice. So I chose to use the umbrella, then stamped this cool sentiment at the bottom. See the heart? well for some reason I got a spot of ink up there and the hearts covered it perfect and added a nice touch to the card. I hate when mistakes happen but love when they turn out and compliment the card too.
So I hope you play along and follow the sketch as close as you can, I showed you how I took the sketch and made it work for me.
Card Crafters Circle #70 - die cut or dry embossing
Dutch Dare #212 - color challenge
Polkadoodles #15 - april showers
Bearly Mine #81 - anything goes
Make It Monday #135 - open
Simon Says - spring flowers or april showers
Word Art Wednesday #75 - anything goes

recipe: corner chomper, not quite navy su ink, very vanilla su card stock, mft words, mft dies, dcwv papers, su punch, twine, glossy accents, stickles, bling

April calendar page

Saturday April 13, 2013
I wanted to share a calendar page I made. There is a group of girls, most of them live in Wisconsin but a few of us live in Washington state. We choose a month or two and do what ever we want. This year I chose April and Sept. I then get two wonderful calendars to enjoy all year. I keep one at work and one at home. It's so much fun to enjoy every one's wonderful design for a whole month. This is one of twelve identical pages I made before I sent them to Wisconsin for them to be spiral bound with every one's monthly pages and then two are sent back to me.
I used my cloud template, ranger ink, su paper, pti stamps, su ink and su punch, dcwv dp.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Catch the bug - Free Friday AKV Princess

Friday April 12, 2013
Friday is a great day as it's the end of the week so that means a great weekend is coming.. and it's FREE FRIDAY at Catch The Bug  this is AKV PRINCESS   I think this will be for my granddaughter who's birthday is coming up in June. In fact I have two granddaughters who's birthdays are in June. Hum which one will this go to??
Bearly Mine #81 - anything goes
City Crafters #154 - happy birthday
Colour Q #184 - photo color challenge
Whimsy Stamps #58 - pretty in pink
Word Art Wednesday #58 - anything goes
recipe: akv princess/ctb, bazzill, recollection dp, su punch, ek punch, corner chomper, hero arts words, Teresa Collins brad, mft die, copics, memento ink, viva pearl pen

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Paper Pretties #253 - theme BUTTONS / Hello Friend

Wednesday April 10, 2013
Welcome to Wednesday and a new week for a challenge at Paper Pretties #253 and the theme is BUTTONS!!!..
First before I show you my card, this is the new release for this week. This digi set is called Buttons, how appropriate considering the theme is BUTTONS.. Cute huh?

This is my card using the digi image and words  Buttercup ... I just had to put him in a scene so I used the tree and sun die from MFT and added buttons to color it up. This would of made a cute mothers day card but I just was not thinking. I still have a hard time making mothers day cards. I lost my mom going on 6 years. It does not get any easier. Same with fathers day, its been 10 yrs. Still hard. But enough on that.. this is my card and I think it would make someone happy.. Hope you get a chance to play along. I cant wait to see what you do. I have so many buttons I need new ideas.. so lets see what you have..

2 Sisters #138 - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time #158 - anything goes
IDIC #154 Robyns Fetish - anything goes
613 - Avenue Create #14 - spring fever
Make It Monday #135 - open
Forever Friends #59 - diecuts/punches
Pause Dream Enjoy #7 - dew drops or rhinestone, pearls, buttons, etc
Crafty Bloggers - anything goes
MYGRAFTICO #14 - anything goes

recipe: buttercup/pp, su very vanilla, dcwv, mft dies, ranger ink, various buttons, twine, su punch, my cloud template, copics

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Catch the Bug -New Release Tuesday / Race

Tuesday April 9, 2013
Catch the bug new release image is RACE  Cool race car that is perfect for that masculine card.. but hay if you chance the colors it's good for a girl too..
Fun image, I hope you check out the shop at Catch the bug and see all that's new.
2 Sisters #138 - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #158 - anything goes
IDIC Robyn's Fetish #154 - anything goes
MYGRAFICO #148 - anything goes
The Crafty Blogger - anything goes
recipe: race/ctb, bazzill, authentique free bird, copics, viva pearl pen

Monday, April 08, 2013

Catch the bug Monday ABC/ Anything But a Card

Monday April 8, 2013
Monday's at Catch the bug are for ABC - anything but a card
So I made a tag using AKV men golf   My BIL and some co workers are loving that spring is here so they can go golfing. Spring brings out so many fun outdoors activities but golfing is not one for me. But I had fun making this card and using the ranger distress ink/spritzed water and laying the tag in the colorful mess to get this background for my tag. I added some ferns just to give some added depth and you see golfers in or by the trees.  LOL.. added some twine and embossed a circle for a large golf ball.  I love the colors.
2 Sisters #138 - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time #158 - anything goes
613 Avenue Create #14 - anything goes /spring fever
Stampin for the Weekend - anything but a card
recipe: akv men golf/ctb, tim holtz tag, ranger inks, rubber seed co grass, club scrap ferns, embossing folder, su circle punch, yarn, birds?, copics

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #205 - hey girlfriend

Saturday April 6, 2013
Hello and welcome to another great sketch from Unscripted Sketches #205
I am loving this sketch and knew instantly what I wanted to do with it. I hope you have fun, you can turn it, make a scrapbook page, framed design. Just try to follow the sketch as best as you can. I love seeing your work.
 I have been wanting to try this faux embossing technique I saw and I am sorry I don't remember who's blog I saw this one But it's taking the same color card stock as the main part of the card and die cutting a repeating shape. Here I used a zig-zag die and then just off set them. Doesn't it look embossed. It sure gives the card a nice texture with out over powering it. I love it and will use this technique again.
I did not want too much going on and keep the image C&S so I stamped the darling dress on script and colored it in. I like how the print shows through the dress, gives it a nice texture too. This was a fun card to make. Not that others aren't but you know what I mean.  I thought this would make a nice friendship/birthday/congratulations card. Guess it all depends what you write inside.

Crafty Catz #177 - anything goes
Make It Monday #134 - open
Polka Doodles #14 - pink and brown
Totally Paper Crafts #161 - birthday girl in pink
Word Art #74 - anything goes
Alota Rubber #104 - dress to impress
Fussy & Fancy #86 - faux technique (faux embossing)

recipe: book page, bazzill, su brown, mft die, spellbinder die, simon says /like your style stamps, su embossing folder (for brown piece behind dress) copics, su brown ink

Catch the bug Saturday challenge / Anything Goes - I love U

Saturday April 6, 2013
Saturday challenge at Catch the Bug is ANYTHING GOES
I like anything goes cards as I can just freely add what I want and use up scraps. I guess I can on a lot of my other cards too but I feel free using all those left over pieces and not following a theme or sketch. Any how I also chose to use KIDZGHEART  a cute little Kidz image. With Mothers day coming up I thought this would also be a precious card to give. It would also be good for a friendship, birthday, just because card.
Inky Impressions #104 - for a child
Word Art Wednesday #74 - anything goes
Craft 4 Eternity #118 - sweet spring/color challenge
recipe: kidz /ctb, bazzill, dcwv dp, mft die, su punch, tech tues words, copics, bling, ranger ink, corner chomper

Friday, April 05, 2013

Catch the bug -new release AKV expecting - Congratulations!

Friday April 5-2013
It's Friday.. Yippee I am so glad. I love the weekend an being home and having time to craft and be with my dear hubby and our two precious four legged kids. My dear crafting friend is coming over to play in my craft room. It's always a fun time, make cards, eat, listen to movies, eat, laugh, talk and eat.  Yea we like to eat.
Today is free Friday at Catch the bug and today we have AKV EXPECTING.. Aren't they a cute couple. I again let the paper do most of the work. I did not embellish much as I did not want to take away from the paper.
Divas by Design - spring colors
Ladybug Craft Ink - anything goes
Paper Makeup #82 - anything goes
recipe: akv expecting/ctb, bazzill, dcwv nana's nursery, mft circle dies, copics, su not quite navy ink, words?, circle punch, twine, button

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Paper Pretties #251 -theme FLOWERS

Wednesday April 3, 2013
I am glad you stopped by. Today we have a new digi release at Paper Pretties and a new challenge.
first the new digi is DAISY.. cute little fish with great catchy sentiments.
The theme for this week #251 challenge is FLOWERS.
I again used my favorite flowers (its a punch from SU) and I just take a balled end tool and a foam pad and keep the ball going around and around till it forms a nice bowl look. It's just the perfect size for my cards, add a few greenery and pearls, viva pearl pen, bling to the center and you have a wonderful flower. I used EVERY DAY LILY  she's a clear stamp from Paper Pretties, a few dies and ribbon and it's done. I like her cute little look. Fun image.
One Stitch At A Time #157 - spring
Make it Monday #134- open
Pile it on #13 - handmade flowers
613 Avenue Create #13 - anything goes with flowers
Paper Nest Dolls #1 - anything goes
Stamp with Fun #205 - spring
Challenges 4 Everybody #17 - anything goes

recipe: every day lily paper pretties, bazzill, mme /the sweetest thing, scraps, ms punch, su punch  pti die, mft die, viva pearl pen, ribbon, memento, ranger, copics,

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Catch the bug - new release AKV boy flower - Sending well wishes

Tuesday April 2, 2013
April is here and we are hoping Spring will come with it. We did have a wonderful pretty Easter Sunday. I am so ready for Spring and warmer weather.
Today is new release day at Catch the bug and today let me introduce you to
I thought I would place him in a get well card. I was thinking he would make an awesome Mother day, birthday, congratulations card but I am in need of get well so that's what I made. It's endless he could be used for so many different occasions.
I love this embossing folder from Sizzix. love the wonderful texture it gives.
613 Avenue Create #13 - anything goes with flowers
Kaboodle Doodle #165 - use 2 different pattern papers
The Paper Nest Dolls #1 - anything goes
Paper Makeup #82 - anything goes
recipe: akv boy flower /ctb, bazzill, dcwv, scrap, ribbon, sizzix embossing folder, flower, goosebump gem, mft words, spellbinder die, genius die, copics, te bling