Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Paper Pretties #260 - Embossing challenge / Where flowers bloom

Wednesday May 29, 2013
Well I am still recovering from surgery from two weeks ago and it completely slipped my mind that I needed to load my card tonight for my post tomorrow. Guess better to realize it tonight than tomorrow morning and at least I got it made.. now how could I forget that? but I did..   Being on medication really can mess with the mind.  Surprised my card came out as good as it did..LOL 
Today we have a new release at Paper Pretties, this is BUBBALOO  What a party animal huh??

This is my card for #260 challenge this week which is EMBOSSING.. I thought it best that I should not handle a heat tool at this time so went I for the dry embossing and embossed most of the card. I do love the embossing folders and there are so many cool ones out there and really makes a statement. I hope you play along at Paper Pretties and enter your embossed cards/project. I used BLOSSOM  a digi for my image. I keep finding a neighbors cat in my garlic beds and really wish they wouldn't do that but now that the leaves are up more they don't have room.
Incy Wincy Designs - photo inspiration
Dream Valley #57 - animals
Pause Dream Enjoy #11 - use foam tape (under the cat/plan/pot)
Make It Monday #142 - open
Bearly Mine #88 - color challenge
Twist of Faith #39 - CAS

recipe: blossom/PP, bazzill, elegant eggplant su, basic grey sweet threads, mft die, 3 embossing folders, copics, viva pearl pen

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Catch the bug New Release - #1 DAD

Tuesday May 28, 2013
Hope everyone had a great three day weekend and took time to thank those who made this country possible for us. Blessings to all those who served, serve a gave for us.
Catch the bug new release Tuesday is KIDZ #1 DAD - girl.. there is also a boy image.
Great for that fathers day card or just because your special, dad. I lost my dad quite a few years ago and miss him so much and think of him daily, Fathers day is hard. I know he'd love seeing this card. I'm sure he does...
613 Avenue Create #21 - anything goes
Digi Darla's #64 - Fathers day
Kaboodle Doodles #173 - anything goes
Paper Makeup #90 - anything goes - digi
Pause Dream Enjoy #11- use foam tape 
recipe: kidz #1 dad /girl, very vanilla su, su cross hatch background stamp, ranger ink, bazzill green, su black, authentique free bird, ribbon, stickles, copics, corner chomper, spellbinder dies, mft die.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #212 / Many miles apart...

Saturday May 25, 2013
Happy Memorial Weekend for you in the USA.  Hope you all have a fun safe weekend. We are staying home as usual and just enjoy time away from the rush. I am recovering from surgery I had on May 14th so moving very slow. I hope to maybe get some cards made but we'll see.
Today's challenge at Unscripted Sketches is sketch #212. Remember you can turn the sketch, make a scrapbook page, framed art.. just let your imagination go and join us at Unscripted Sketches with your project.

This is the card I made for sketch #212.  I saw this paper and thought this would be perfect for a miss you card.  I have this cross hatch large background stamp I don't use enough. I love the look as it's not over powering and gives just the right touch.

Perfect Sentiment #80 - anything goes
Whimsy Stamps #59 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #81 - anything goes
Sister Act #8 - anything goes
Clear It Out - earth tones
Paper Crafting Journey - photo inspiration (I chose colors vs flowers)

recipe: bazzill paper, basic grey/serenade paper, mft words, tech tues globe, ek punch, su punch, su cross hatch background stamp, memento ink, ranger ink, pizzaz aplenty bling.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Paper Pretties #259 / Use Your Favorite Stamp- Happy Birdie

Wednesday May 22, 2013
Wednesday is new challenge day at Paper Pretties  #259 USE YOUR FAVORITE STAMP and also new release day. Today we have FEATHER as the new release. Cute huh?
 So today I chose to use as a favorite stamp this RIGHT ON PAR by of course Paper Pretties, it was hard to choose as there are so many wonderful stamps and digi's but figured with fathers day coming and my brothers birthday and he loves to play golf this would be perfect card for his birthday. I really like how this card came out. I have a punch which is just a series of holes in a row. I got it super cheap and have wondered why did I buy this? It's worthless so I took it out and punched these 3 circles over on the left side of the brown. I like the size of the circles and I like the touch with out bling as it needed something over there. Do you ever have tools you don't know why you bought other than they were cheap and haven't used?  I am sure I am not the only one out here that does that.
Make It Monday #141 - open
One Stop Craft #229 - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #102 - what's in your tool shed (row of holes punch)
Crafts and Me #134 - lots of layers
Little Red Wagon #186 - make it punny
Perfect Sentiment #80 - anything goes

recipe: right on par/paper pretties, this and that ep papers, embossing folder, pti die, circle punch, ms punch, ranger ink, copics

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Catch The Bug /BINGO challenge /feel better

Saturday May 18, 2013
Saturday is new challenge day at Catch the bug and today we have a BINGO challenge. Just choose your three in a row word squares and make your project.  I used bugaboo image, die cut, brown & blue..
I chose to use the image Male Nurse Bandaide for my image. Kind-a looks like a laid back nurse. So cute..
Cupcake Craft #242 - lots of layers
Make It Monday #140 - open
Challenges 4 Everybody #20 - anything goes
Crafts and Me #133 - use a digi
Fab 'n' Funky #171 -favorite embellishment (buttons/twine)
The Paper Shelter #112 - anything goes
Delightful Challenge - bingo (button, dimension, pattern paper)
Dutch Dare #217 - use 1 image, 2 pattern papers, 3 embellies
Paper Issues Lifestyles to Die for use any die

recipe: akv male nurse bandaide, bazzill, basic grey Lucille, mft words, genius die, copics, buttons, twine.

Unscripted Sketches #211 - I love your SMILE

Saturday 18, 2013
Welcome to another Unscripted Sketches challenge this is sketch challenge #211. Remember you can turn the sketch, make a scrapbook page, a framed project, a book cover.. just have fun and post to the US site.
 This is my card I made for the challenge. I wanted to use some nice spring colors and this is what I came up with.

The Paper Next Dolls #4 - pearls, pearls, pearls
Make It Monday #140 - open
The Shabby Tea Room #166 - sweet springtime/photo challenge
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes

recipe:  bazzill, basic grey/sweet threads, washi tape, su punch, ek punch, mft words, su die, pizzaz a plenty pearls, memento

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Paper Pretties challenge#258 - GRADUATION

Wednesday May 15, 2013
Wednesday is a new challenge at Paper Pretties this is challenge #258 and the theme is GRADUATION..  Hence the new digi image for this week which is HONORS.  I think this image would be good for someone graduation from elementary to junior hi school or any graduation.

This is my card using the digi image above. I am loving the bright colors and the darling image. He/She was a lot of fun to color and make into a card. I hope you play along and post to the Paper Pretties site. You have a chance to win some images.. that's always nice.
Cupcake Crafts #242 - lots of layers
Incy Wincy Design - animal antics
Make It Monday #140 - open
Challenges 4 Everybody #20 - anything goes

recipe: honors digi/pp, bg clippings, scraps, ribbon, copics, punchs

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #210 - You make every day

Saturday May 11, 2013
Unscripted Sketches #210 challenge.  Welcome to Saturday challenge at US. Just try to follow the sketch you can turn it, make a scrapbook page, framed project, card or what ever.  Post your card to the above link and have fun.
 I chose to turn the sketch and used it sideways. It was a little confusing what I was going to do but happy with how my card came out. Got to use some new dies and sentiments.

Diva by Design - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty #126 - die cut &/or punches
Simon Says - things with wings
Whimsy Stamps - anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday #239 - open
Word Art Wednesday #79 - anything goes
Make It Monday #139 - anything goes
recipe: very vanilla su, scraps, embossing folder, te die, stickles, su butterfly, words mft

Friday, May 10, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - AKV girl celebrate / Happy Day!

May 10, 2013
Friday at Catch the bug means Free Friday and today let me introduce you to AKV GIRL CELEBRATE...  I thought she would make a great Happy Birthday, Mothers day card pretty much any occasion you want to celebrate.
Diva by Design - anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - anything goes
Creative Moments #16 - use a brad
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Make It Monday #139 - anything goes
recipe: akv girl celebrate/ctb, su whisper white, basic grey/pretty in pink, washi tape, bg brad, ribbon, copics, stickles, eureka stamps words.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Happy Birthday VG

May 8, 2013
I made this card for a co-worker and dear friend. I saw this technique by Dawn McVey and loved the idea and had to try it. I will be doing more of this. I did not dry emboss the white paper as she did and next time I may try it, I do love how it came out though. What you do is take refill ink in colors you think work well together.. drip a few drops (behind the sentiment) and take a drinking straw and blow it in a direction you want, then take another color and drip it in the same area and again the straw and so on and so forth till your please with what you have. Then use the sentiment to cover the glob of inks you want to blow dry or set aside to dry. I used su and ranger refills, pti stamp and die, te die, su die, ribbon, su card base,  su scraps, string of pearls and blue ink
Our Creative Corner - anything goes
Crafty Musketeers #1 - anything goes
Annabelle Stamps #162 - anything goes
Make it Monday #139 - anything goes
PaperTake Weekly - anything goes

Catch the bug - Humor Wednesday - Wine take the

Wednesday May 8, 2013
Catch the bug - Humor Wednesday is Beverage Day.. what better way to celebrate it but with Stella. I am sure she'd be a fun person with a drink or two.. No more just a couple.
One Stitch At A Time #162 - anything goes
Make It Monday #139 - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - use a sentiment
PaperTake Weekly - anything goes
recipe: stella/wine/ctb, bazzill, quick quote dp, copics, stickles

Paper Pretties challenge #257 - USE COLORED PENCILS - happy bird-day

Wednesday May 8, 2013
Today's new release at Paper Pretties and the image is called SNUGGLY WUGGLY awhhh isn't that cute. Great for a mothers / fathers day card.
 Now for this weeks challenge it's to use COLORED PENCILS and that is what I did. I use to use colored pencils all the time then found out about copics.. well it felt good to get back into the pencils for this card. I used the image Happy Bird-day and think it came out pretty good.
I hope you can break out those pencils and play along and post to the Paper Pretties blog.
One Stop Craft #227 - flower power
One Stitch At A Time #162 - anything goes
Make It Monday #139 - anything goes
Great Impressions - important occasions
Annibelle Stamps #162 - anything goes
Crafty Sentiment - use a sentiment
PaperTake Weekly - anything goes

recipe: happy bird-day /pp, basic grey Lucille, scraps dp, ribbon, prisma pencils, liq. pearls, viva pearl pen

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Catch the bug - New Release - Cute Dragon

Tuesday May 7, 2013
Tuesday New Release at Catch the bug and the new digi is CUTE DRAGON.. and it is cute. I love that goofy look.
My computer has been giving me headaches lately so hope this post ok.
I had fun making this card and decided to make it a birthday card but it could be a nice mother's day card or other occasions.
One Stitch at a Time #162 - anything goes
Make It Monday #139 - anything goes
Craft Your Passion #161 - floral delight
Great Impression - important occasion
recipe: cute dragon/ctb, bazzill, su curry, dcwv, su blue, embossing folder, pti words, corner rounder, copics, stickles, mft die, ek punch

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #209 - Sending you Kisses

May 4, 2013
Unscripted Sketches #209  I hope you find time to play along with us over at Unscripted sketches, we love looking at your wonderful creations. You can do a scrapbook page, card, framed creation. Just follow the sketch as much as you can.
 This is my card for the #209 sketch. I chose to use a MFT stamp set and dies. This was a lot of fun making. Trying to figure out where to add what. I think it came out ok.
Bearly Mine #84 - anything goes
Craft Your Passion #60 - well read
Make It Monday #138 - anything goes 
Kaboodle Doodles #169 - brown or tan
Love To Create #63 - punches and/or dies
Tammy's Stampin Corner #60 - lots of layers
Simon Says Stamps - happy mail
recipe: bazzill, scraps of dp, mft stamps and dies, ek punch, memento brown

Friday, May 03, 2013

Catch the bug - Free Friday Boat Duckie / wishing you the happiest birthday ever

May 3, 2013
Catch the bug Free Friday BOAT DUCKIE
The duck has such a cute face, love the look and thought would make a nice summer birthday card I had some leftover pieces from other projects on my desk so made the sun using PTI dies and stamp and then a circle die to get the right size needed. I like the look. Kinda thought the other paper look like water.  My blog loading and writing is driving me crazy it does not want to work tonight. Things are being double spaced and I don't know why or how to fix it. So sorry this looks crazy.
613 Avenue Create - color challenge
Cupcake Craft #240 - all at sea
Make it Monday #138 - anything goes
Love to Create #63 - punches and or dies
Bearly Mine #84 - anything goes
recipe: boat duckie/ctb, bazzill, basic grey/ lime rickey, pti die, mft die, circle punch, embossing powder, copics, words club scrap, my cloud template

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Paper Pretties #256 PINK AND GREEN / happy birthday

Wednesday May 1 2013
Happy May 1st. Hope you have a great month and the weather is turning warmer.
Paper Pretties challenge #256 this weeks theme is PINK AND GREEN
Before I get to my card let me introduce you to FIFI a new digi in the PP shop. I can shop till I drop with out a problem.. Wouldn't it be fun to play with this darling image. 

This is the card I made for the PINK and GREEN challenge. Using Giving Thanks Sophia
I chose some great soft colors of pink and green and found this wonderful brad by Teresa Collins which was perfect for the card and I like where I added it to the banners. The words are digi Paper Pretties. I wanted this for a birthday card.   I hope you play along at Paper Pretties.

Digi Darla's #60 - celebrate
Make It Monday #138 - anything goes
Love to Create #63 - punches and or dies (mft die)
Tammy's Scrapin #60 - lots of layers
Paper Makeup #86 - celebrate
Bearly Mine #84 - anything goes

recipe: giving thanks Sophia/pp, words digi/pp, Teresa Collins brad, mft die, ribbon, copics, ranger, memento, te bling