Friday, January 31, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Free Friday - I love you

Friday January 31, 2014
It's Friday and the end of January. Where did January go? I'm glad as it's closer to spring and sunny days. I am tired of the gray of Washington State weather.
  Well today is Free Friday at  Bugaboo and this darling image is FAIRY HEART
I got in my scrap stash and all the items on the card are from scraps. Sweet huh?
I glittered her wings and used wink of stella glitter pen for the heart she is holding.
Hope you grab this free image. If it's not over at Bugaboo check back later. Life sometimes gets in the way and images get posted a little later than usual.
City Crafters #196 - love story
Colour Q #226 - color inspiration
Through the craftroom door - atg
Little red wagon #222 - childs play
Crafty Catz #216 -atg
Word art Wednesday #117 - atg
Part time Tuesday #157 - atg
Make it Monday #176 - atg
recipe: fairy heart/bugaboo, bazzill, scraps, mft die, ss words, reverse tag die, ribbon, 1/2 pearls, brad, glitter, wink of stella, copics, corner chomper, su punch

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Paper Pretties #295 - Texture / Happy Birthday

Wednesday January 29, 2014
It's another week of challenges at Paper Pretties #295 - this weeks challenge is TEXTURE
I hope you can see the texture in the paper the yellow and green. They have so much texture and it's the way the paper is made. It's a homemade paper pad and it's lovely. The image I used is Sweet 16 Lily  she has car keys in her hand but I did not want keys so I gave her a bouquet of flowers. I also used Inktense water color pencils and love the look it gives. They are awesome water color pencils and well worth the cost and especially better with a coupon.
Make it Monday #176 - atg
The ribbon girl - atg
Created with love #74 - atg
Eureka #74 - atg
A*muse studio - atg
recipe: bazzill, sweet lily PP, provo craft homemade paper/earth tone, inktense water color pencils, scraps, ms punch, prima flowers, liq pearls, ribbon, brad

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release - nutty couple

Tuesday January 28, 2014
Well did everyone enjoy the Bugaboo / Catch the bug 4th birthday week long bash? It was good to see every one's creations. Thanks so much for playing along with us and for the comments on my blog for my cards posted. I really appreciate you all and so glad you stopped by.
Today we have a new release at Catch the bug/Bugaboo- Nutty couple..LOL yup happy lovely peanuts. I think I may give this to my hubby for our anniversary coming up ...yup valentines day. Feb 14th Awh sweet huh?..
One stitch at a time #197 - white + 1
Make it Monday #176 - atg
Sentimental Sunday #191 - lovey dovey
The ribbon girl - atg
A*muse studio - atg
Squiggleyfly #4 - have a heart
The pink elephant #235 - love
Created with love #74 - atg
Eureka #74 - atg
recipe: nutty couple bugaboo, bazzill, doily, scraps, mb die, sb die, copics, ribbon, wink of stella glitter brush

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #241 / Thank you

Saturday January 25, 2014
Gee can you believe last month at this time it was Christmas. How time has already flown.
I hope everyone is doing great this new year and getting a lot of crafting and fun things done.
Today we have a new sketch from Unscripted Sketches #241.
I hope you play along and spread the word that Unscripted Sketches has a new sketch every Saturday. We don't have very many players and would love to have you play along.

This is the card I made using the sketch. The card looks like it's gray but it's really an awesome chocolate. Crazy computers with color changing ways, the Thank you is more tan/gold. the other two colors are close. Crazy. I love the Thank you die and I then embossed the "for being my friend" in white embossing powder. The strips were left over from a scrapbook project. The punched flowers were left over in a bowl on my desk so just pick and chose and added those with half pearls. I love the masculine look but still enough for feminine. 

Word art Wednesday #116 - atg
Make it Monday #175 - atg
Polkadoodles wk 4 - atg
Sister act #41 - atg
Brown sugar #78 - embossing
recipe: bazzill, qq scraps, prima scraps, 1/2 pearls, zing embossing powder, mft sending love, mft die, su punch

Friday, January 24, 2014

Catch the bug 4th birthday hop / bingo

Saturday January 18, 2014
           This hop will be at the top of my page for the whole week January 18-24, 2014  
Please check below for every day birthday challenges.
 For this week only all stamps are 50% off at the bugaboo store!!!
Welcome to a fun week celebrating our 4th birthday at Catch the bug I hope you have a fun week with us celebrating our 4th year. How time flies, I can not believe it's been 4 years. I hope you get a chance to play along with us. We have a lot of fun challenges coming up and prizes so get ready to have fun. Just make sure your cards all week are related to birthday cards.. after all it's our 4th birthday..

  You should of come from Angela Pruisman  fabulous blog and her bingo birthday beauty. I hope you left her some love. We love reading your comments. 

This is today's challenge.  BINGO use three in a row
to create you card.  Just make sure it's a BIRTHDAY CARD.

This is the card I made using the above challenge. I used ribbon, cake, scallop and it's a birthday card. I love the fun colors and happy image called tall birthday cake   Leave me a comment and you just might win this image.. sweet huh?

Now off to see the wonderful BIRTHDAY BINGO card by Cheryl First  I know you will totally enjoy her work.  Please leave some love as you go along the blog hop. We all love hearing what you have to say.

Cute Card Thursday #304 - warm it up
Make it Monday #174 - atg
Diva by design - use ribbon
Word art Wednesday #115 - atg
Frosted Designs - polka dots
Jellypark - buttons and/or bow
Sister act #40 - atg
recipe:  bazzill, tall birthday cake/bugaboo, authentique paper, su punch, ribbon, wink of stella glitter brush, words?, copics

Catch the bug day 7 of our 4th birthday / Free Friday Happy Birthday

Friday January 24, 2014
Welcome to day 7 of our birthday bash at Catch the bug.
Today is the end of our birthday celebration. Today's challenge is "may the fours be with you!! your project must have something with increments of 4 on it.  And remember make it a birthday project.
This is Free Friday so here you have these cute tower cupcakes, I could eat those!! So grab your free image and if you wish use it for your card. Just remember that you need to have increments of four on your card... I kind of went over board with the 4's, I did 4 happy birthday, 4 twine bows, 4 dp strips, 4 sets of sequins.. Oh well it was fun and colorful. 

Make it Monday #175 - atg
Colour Q - color inspiration
Crafty Sentiments - birthdays
Tuesday throwdown #179 - baked goods
Diva by design - atg
Word art Wednesday #116 - atg
Cute card Thursday #304 - so sweet
Creative knockouts #21 - birthday

recipe:  free Friday cupcake tower, bazzill, ep papers, words?, clear embossing powder, white embossing powder, baker twine, sequins, copics

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Catch the bug day 6 of our 4th birthday / project for kids

Thursday January 23, 2014
Welcome to day 6 of our Catch the bug 4th birthday celebration.
I have had so much fun playing along all week and sure hope you have had fun playing along too.
I chose to make a gold fish bag wrap. I know my great grand kids love gold fish and what a cute way to make a little cover. I just cut the dp a little wider than the gold fish bag and added the die to the top and punched a couple of holes and secured it with a ribbon. I added the kid topper to the top. If you were giving this to a girl you could use a girl topper. This was fun and know my grand babies /great grand babies will love it. After all Grandma made it.. : )  Image is kid topper pocket

Make it Monday #175 - atg
Crafty Sentiment - birthdays
Through the craftroom door - atg
Divas by design - atg
Fab n funky - all about words
Word art Wednesday #116 - atg
recipe: kid topper pocket/bugaboo, dcwv sb paper, su die, copics, ribbon, gold fish bag, Simon says happy every day words

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Paper Pretties #294 - ATG / Birthday wishes

Wednesday January 22, 2014
Can you believe this month is going by so fast? Gesh this Saturday will be a month since Christmas. Where does the time go?
                      Well I hope you are ready for another challenge from Paper Pretties#294 and this is a favorite theme.. ANYTHING GOES!! Yea score!!
I decided to make a birthday card as those seem to be ones I need the most and others ask me for.
I chose kind of unisex colors, either / or.  I like the colors. I dug out my stampin up large stamp wheel and did the swirls down the side with versa mark. I just laid down some twine and let it do what it wanted to do, because it sure wasn't listening to me. I do like the added texture it gave. I used the image Birthday balloons for you digi.  It was a fun card as always to make. I hope you play along and link to Paper Pretties.
Bealy mine - color inspiration
Make it Monday #175 - atg
Crafty sentiments - birthdays
Through the craftroom door - atg
recipe: pp/bd balloon digi, su base, mme moments/su whimsy wheel, virsa mark ink, hero arts ink, stella glitter brush, twine, copics

Catch the bug day 5 of our 4th birthday / humor Wed, humor birthday project/ on your birthday

Wednesday January 22, 2014
Welcome to day 5 of our Catch the bug 4th birthday. Today's challenge at
I sure hope you've enjoyed our birthday party and have been playing along. There are some awesome prizes along the way. We still have a few more days of celebrating.
I chose my favorite funny lady  Stella birthday fireman call  I chose the number paper because of it being a birthday card and I love this saying that is from Art impressions. It's quite an old stamp and I have used it quite a bit. It really fit this card.

Make it Monday #175 - atg
Come and get it - food
One stitch at a time #196 - use a digi
Hobby Cutz #32 - lots of layers
recipe:  bazzill, qq scraps, mme lime twist, ribbon, ep brad, copics, stickles, art impression words, embossing powder, wink of stella glitter brush.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Catch the bug birthday day 4/ bling it up /Happy birthday

Tuesday January 21, 2014
Welcome to day four of our Catch the bug 4th birthday week. Today's challenge at
Catch the bug is BLING IT UP!  remember to make it a birthday card

Today is also new release day at Catch the bug and bugaboo. This image is Birthday girl. She's a cutie and I loved coloring her. I am not much of a pink person but I loved the rich pink colors and of course green is a favorite color so she was fun to color. She is just too girly girl to give her a different color combo. I added a lot of bling to each scallop, because the challenge is to BLING IT UP!

Sweet stampin - your favorite style
Pumpkin spice #55 - button/bow or bling
Make it Monday #175 - atg
One stitch at a time #196 - use a digi
Come and get it - food
The pink elephant #234 - pink/red your choice
recipe: bd girl/bugaboo, bazzill, little yellow bicycle, words?, sb die, te bling, wink of stella glitter brush, copics.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Catch the bug day 3 of our 4th birthday / color challenge / happy birthday

Monday January 20, 2014
Welcome to day three of our 4th year birthday celebration at Catch the bug.
Today's challenge at Catch the bug is a color challenge. 
Remember your card needs to be a BIRTHDAY card.
This is the color inspiration image. Just have fun and play along. Did I mention make it a birthday card.  LOL
This is the card I made using the above photo color inspiration. I love these colors so it really was not too hard of a challenge. I know we all have our favorite colors choices. I hope this is one of yours or if not you play along and find it a fun challenge. Image is Dottie Birthday

Make it Monday #175 - atg
Polkadoodles - atg / girl talk
Sister act #40 - atg
Sweet stampin - your favorite style
Pumpkin spice #55 - button/bow or bling
recipe: dottie birthday/bugaboo,
bazzill, quick quote scrap, black scrap, hero arts stamp, mft die, ribbon, wink of stella glitter brush

Sunday, January 19, 2014

day 2 of our 4th Birthday celebration sketch / Celebrating with you on your birthday

Sunday January 19, 2014
Welcome to day two of our 4th birthday celebration at Catch the bug. I hope you enjoyed the birthday bingo hop yesterday and have your card made for that challenge.
Today we bring you a sketch and remember it
must be a birthday card!!!!

Fun sketch huh??? I loved making this card and making the image off center. I have a hard time making images off center but I love the look and  it really equals out ok with the sentiment taking over the left side of the card. I'd do this sketch again.  I hope you play along and remember to make your card a BIRTHDAY card.

Cute card Thursday #304 - warm it up
Sister act #40 - atg
Stampin for the weekend - happy birthday
Alphabet challenge - "Y" for young card for a little one
recipe: green su, quick quote scrap, su print, pti words, mft die, spellbinder die, wink of stella glitter pen

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #240 - I only have EYES for you

Saturday January 18, 2014
It's Saturday and you know that means another sketch at 
 Unscripted Sketches #240
This is a very simple sketch. I hope you play along and have a great time.

Well this is my card and I am a lovin it!! I love this crazy image and the clean and simple look. Really quite a simple card to make. I did stamp the mouth twice and layered it to give some depth. Of course had to add those crazy google eyes.

Make it Monday #174 - atg
Crafty girls #9 - atg
Milk and coffee - monochromatic
Creative moments#3 - atg /button-pearl
As you like it - c&s and why (the paper and image can make the card with little or no embellishment)
recipe: bazzill, prima doodle deux, simon says only have eyes, ribbon, bg brad, google eyes, hero arts ink, inktense water color pencils.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Catch the bug Free Friday /cheerleader

Friday January 17, 2014
Catch the bug Free Friday  CHEERLEADER  I love this image. My granddaughter is a cheerleader so this will go to her in June.
I hope you head over to the bugaboo store and get this free Friday image. If the image is not up yet, check back. Sometimes life gets in the way.. we are also getting ready for a week long 4th birthday celebration so check back daily for challenges and fun cards and our Saturday blog hop.  Hip Hip Hooray - Go Bugaboo
Make it Monday #174 - atg
Cute card Thursday #304 - warm it up
Moving along with the times - girly card
Creative knockout #20 - tag-you're it
Diva by design - use ribbon
Penny's paper crafty #160 - embellishments
Whimsy stamps #67 - something new - (digi)
Word art Wednesday #115 - atg
recipe: cheerleader/bugaboo, bazzill, qq scraps, sb die, pti die, stickles, brad, bling, copics, ribbon, mft words, pti words

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Aud Sentiments #98 use any sentiment/ Life is a beautiful ride

Wednesday January 15, 2014
Welcome to a new challenge at Aud Sentiments #98. This week is USE ANY SENTIMENT YOU WOULD LIKE... Nice huh? I love those type of challenges.

This challenges is being sponsored by Inky Impressions. Yea they have some awesome images.

This is the image I chose to use from Inky Impressions  Mamaw skiing.  A fun grandma skiing the slopes. I never took to skiing. I am not a cold weather person. Water ski ok but snow ski no way. I got some awesome designer papers from a friend and chose to use them for the background I thought it needed a little cheerful background paper. I added the hearts and the sentiment was a great one from PTI. I liked the play on words for the skiing and life .. enjoy the ride.  I hope you play along and remember to use a sentiment on the front of your card.

Make it Monday #174 - atg
Paper take weekly - new year new stash (dp- image)
Challenges 4 everybody #37 - atg
Cuttin and stampin - atg/winter
Through the craftroom door - atg
Craftin desert divas - winter
Eureka stamps #72  - bundle up it's cold outside
recipe: image inky impression/mamaw skiing, bazzill, scrapbook paper, ss die, pti words, stickles, wink of stella glitter brush, copics

Paper Pretties 3293 - monochromatic / ever have one of those days?

Wednesday January 15, 2014
Happy Wednesday and another challenge at Paper Pretties #293
I used the image one of those days and the yellow colors for my card. I have used this image before and I love the sentiment. YES I have had one of those days, many of those days.. I think we all can relate to it.  I kept this card pretty simple and paper pieced the shell. and little color on the chick.I hope you find your monochromatic colors and play along. I love seeing what you all come up with.
Make it Monday #174 - atg
Through the craft room door - atg
Get inky #2 - quilt inspired (old fabric look and applique quilt)
Craft boots - atg
recipe: bazzill, sizzix paper, one of those days image/pp, ribbon, corner chomper, copics

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Catch the bug New Release / monkey / bananas 4 you

Tuesday January 14, 2014
Today, Tuesday at Catch the bug is new release day. Today new release is Monkey.. Little monkey setting on her banana. Cute.
I am a fan of blue and yellow and thought this would be a nice setting for the card.
Make it Monday #174 - atg
Sugar creek hollow #77 - something new (digi is new)
Challenges 4 everybody #37 - atg
Hobby cutz #31 - something new (digi is new)
recipe: bazzill, monkey digi/bugaboo, mme moments, qq scrap, copics, wink of stella glitter brush, my pink stamper words, su ink

Monday, January 13, 2014

Love to create guest designer #98 / Warmest winter wishes

Monday January 13, 2014
A few weeks back my card won over at Love to crate which earned me a chance to be a guest designer at Love to create. Yea me, score!! I am so happy to be able to bring to you my card using the challenge below.

Sponsor this week is Art by miran - talk about cute images. Yea me again getting to use snowman girl kissed.

This is the card I made for the challenge, I had to look on U-tube on how to make a center step card. I think I've made one before but really cant remember. I do like the look and the way it came out. I also added the snowflakes to the side and the paper already had the awesome design at the top edge which was a nice touch. The darling image was fun to color and added some glitter to the snow circles in the design image. This was a fun card to make and so glad I was able to be a part of the Love to create dt for this week. I hope I inspired you to play along over at Love to crate and make your center/side step card with snowflakes..

Make it Monday #174 - atg
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas #159 - winter weather
QKR stampede #70 - snow flake sparkle
Totally paper craft - winter wonderland
Sister act #39 - atg
CHNC extra January - Christmas
recipe:  snowman & girl kiss/art by miran, base dcwv, holiday ave 45, su ink, pti words, mft snowflake die, ss snowflakes, flower ribbon, su punch, copics, wink of stella brush

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #239 sketch challenge/ you make my heart happy

Saturday January 11, 2014
Good say and hope your Saturday is off to a great start. I have a great challenge for you from Unscripted Sketches #239.. I hope you get a chance to play along.

Well how simple is this card.. I knew as soon as I saw the sketch just what I was going to use for the horizontal piece. This already pre-made stitched folded ribbon. Just cut to size and you have this awesome piece.  If you saw my posting from yesterday you saw the sentiment.. well that is what I get for not putting my stamps away before I start another project.. I really try to start with a clean slate each time but sometimes I just cant find something else to work so I used it again. I love this new stamp set from Simon says.

Make it Monday #173 - atg
Fan 'n' funky #198 - lets celebrate (valentines day)
Inky impression #141 - something new (stamp set)
Penny's papercraft #159 - atg
Inky chicks #20 - atg
Nutcrafters #59 - atg
The paper nest - atg
recipe: bazzill, ribbon, simon says heart die, simon says card exchange friends, pti ink, scraps

Friday, January 10, 2014

Catch the bug free Friday - bugaboo dog heart topper / you make my heart happy

Friday January 10, 2014
It's finally Friday and I am so happy. It seems with having a day off here and there over the holiday's that it's hard to put in a full week.. LOL.  I really need to retire..
Today is free Friday at Catch the bug and we have Dog Heart Topper  I did not use him as a topper but as the focal point on the card. I also had these hearts from my stash that I thought went perfect. I love the cute look on his face. I love my little four legged kid and he does make my heart happy. This is a new sentiment stamp set I got from Simon Says. I really like the black background it makes the hearts and dog pop off the black. I hope you get over to the bugaboo store and get your free little dog and if he's not there make sure you check back later. He'll be there all week but he will be gone by next Friday. Have fun using him.
Make it Monday #173 - atg
Fab 'n' funky #198 - lets celebrate (valentines day)
Inky impressions #141 -something new (digi and sentiment stamp set)
Penny's paper craft #159 - atg
Inky chicks #20 - atg
Nutcrafters #59 - atg
The Paper nest - atg
recipe: bazzill, ctb image, ss stamp sentiment, mft die, scraps, white emb pwd, copics

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Catch the bug - humor Wednesday - cuddle up day / Happy

Wednesday January 8, 2014
Happy Wednesday to you all. Today at Catch the bug is Humor Wednesday and it's Cuddle up day.. I used the image AKV Love What a cute couple and little cuddling is always nice and have someone to lean on. You can almost hear what they are saying/thinkin.
Make it Monday #173 - atg
Bearly mine #118 - color inspiration
IDIC #193 - use a digi
Papertake weekly - atg
Simply create #52 - atg
Loves rubberstamps #85 - atg
Through the craftroom door - atg
recipe: akv love/bugaboo, bazzill, scrap vellum star, pti words wonderful words, su die, scraps, su ink, copics