Monday, June 30, 2014

Paper MakeUP #147 - Butterflies

Monday June 30, 2014
Wow can you believe it it's the end of June. Where is the time going??
Welcome to another week of challenge from
Make sure you use a digi  as the focal on your card.

This is the card I made for the Butterfly challenge. Image is Danni Fairy. I remember chasing butterflies when I was a small child and putting them in a jar and feeding them.. so I thought. Fun memories making this card. I also tried making her jeans look bleached or gently aged. It's the style even though I don't wear them. I found this cool butterfly DP and so that helped with the butterfly theme. I added some SU die butterflies and the sentiment to finish off the card.

Allsorts # 265 - summer girls
Pile it on #26 - out door fun
Sentimental Sunday #213 - summer
613 Avenue create #78 - atg
A*muse - atg
The pink elephant #257 - atg
Hobby cutz #54 - use pink
The cutie pie #72 - cute girls, girls, girls
Whoopsi daisy - pastel
Recipe: su base, club scrap scraps, dp?, ek punch, su die, copics, sentiment?, Danni fairy pmo image.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo COLOR challenge / You make everyday

Saturday June 28, 2014
Sorry this is late being posted but I have had computer issues...
STILL  :(  When will it end...

This is my card for the challenge. I love these colors and you would think it would be an easy card to make but I had issues trying to make the colors come together. I guess it's all in the image you use and I just wanted to use this cupcake mouse. He's just too cute peeking out from the frosting.
I had these little enamel dots and love them and they give more color.  I heat embossed the sentiment. I layered the ribbon behind the cupcake to give a stripe look. I hope you find time to play along this week.  I / we love seeing your lovely works.

4 crafty chicks #200 - stripes
Sassy studio #235 - celebrate
Crafty catz #237 - atg
Sister act #63 - atg
Double click/aka abusybee #64 - atg
Divas by design - use favorite stamp
Inky impressions #165 - atg
Little red wagon #243 - animal antics
recipe: cupcake mouse/bugaboo, stampin up, basic gray, simon says handwritten greetings, embossing powder, ribbons, copics, mme dots, wink of stella glitter pen

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Aud Sentiments #109 - challenge TWO (2) WORD SENTIMENT

Wednesday June 25, 2014
Welcome to the second week of our challenge at Aud Sentiments #109
Our challenge is TWO (2) WORD SENTIMENTS

Our sponsor is Delicious Doodles

This is the darling image I chose to use from Delicious Doodles called Blossom. She was a lot of fun to color up, I also glittered up the winds to the butterfly. I really loved the colors I chose to use too. I also took the TWO (2) WORD SENTIMENT and embossed it on some vellum and colored it from the back side to give a softer look. I took some die hearts from Simon Says and added glossy accents on them.   I hope you play along. Please remember to put the sentiment on the FRONT of your card.

Sugar creek hollow #89 - floral
Totally gorjuss #241 - flower power
Allsorts #264 - how does your garden grow
One stitch at a time #218 - atg
Craft your passion #219 - the bold and beautiful
Shopping our stash #157 - color my world (orange)
Through the craftroom door - atg
Partytime Tuesday - atg
recipe: su base, dcwv, vellum, mft celebrate life sentiment, embossing powder, copics, ss die, glitter, glossy accents, blossom delicious doodles digi

Paper Pretties #316 - red/white/blue 4th of July inspired

Wednesday June 25, 2014
OH my it's almost that time of year again.. 4th of July
I am not a fan of fireworks. I say it yearly. With living in the country and Weyerhaeuser country I know what they light off is not always family safety fireworks. When it shakes the windows and your neighbor is quite far away you cant tell me its a legal piece. Also the dry grasses that are around.. I just am not a fan. I don't mind going out to see them at a site that knows what they are doing that is fun.
I used the sweet holiday stamp set and sentiment. I have been having fun using them. It comes with a couple of different cupcakes in the set and I have used the cupcake but taken the top little piece off of it on a few cards and just used the pretty cupcake for a different card and theme. Very optional set. For the background I just cut various papers and adhered them to a piece of white card stock then cut it down to the size I wanted. I have been doing this more often. Really helps to use up those scraps laying around that you just cant throw away. Give it a try. Cut different widths and make your own background.

Craftin desert diva's #34 - red/white/blue
Whoopsi daisy - summer is here
The city crafters #217 - red/white/blue
Crafty sentiment - summer or summer colors
Scrap creations - 4th of July
Cuttin & stampin #25 - 4th of July
recipe: sweet holiday stamp pp, su blue, assorted scraps, su punch, sb die, mft die, copics, stickles

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Catch the bug / New Release Brat Bug / Every time you smile

Tuesday June 24, 2014
I love the little Brat kids they are always so cute. I love the little ladybugs crawling on her.
I wanted to keep this light and bright and I had this awesome saying I won from Verse rubber blog so wanted to use it. I know she doesn't have a smile on her face but even without the actual mouth you can still see a smile on her face, she should being out in the sun having a picnic or just one with nature time.
I hope you head over to Bugaboo and check out the new images and sometimes there are awesome savings. Check it out..
One stitch at a time #218 - atg
Craft your passion #219 - the bold and beautiful
Eureka stamps #95 - picnic
Whoopsi daisy - summer is here
Crafty sentiment - summer or summer colors
Through  the craftroom door - atg
Partytime Tuesday #178 - atg
recipe: ctb brat bug, su base, dcwv, verses rubber sentiment, button, twine, hero art black, copics

Monday, June 23, 2014

Paper Makeover #146 Thinking of you theme

Monday June 23, 2014
I hope you play along with our theme for this challenge. Remember to use a digi and use a sentiment. Just have fun and come along and play along, it's painless. Truly..

This is the card I made using Chelsea Fairy Paper makeover image.  The sentiment is from art impressions. I used washi tape down the left side and a strip of water color paper w/ranger inks from a prior project that was left over.. I don't throw anything away.. I used su punch for the little flowers and ms punch for the leaves.

Sugar creek hollow #89 - floral
Totally gorjuss #241 - flower power
Allsorts #264 - how does your garden grow
One stitch at a time #218 - atg
Lacy sunshine #36 - atg
Hobby cutz #53 - something old / new (digi new/washi tape old)
A gem of a challenge #122 - for a child

Friday, June 20, 2014

Catch the bug / Free Friday SODA ANT - happiness is

Friday June 20 , 2014
Well with summer coming the picnics and laying back with that soda can... the ants come marching along, yo ho, the ant's come marching along.. hence the pay on the trail of ants on the card and the play on words with this sentiment. (I really like this sentiment) I kept this kind of C&S. I think this is a fun card.
This is a free image SODA ANT so I hope you get a chance to head over to the Bugaboo site and pick up the free image and a few other images.. Look at the June new releases.. best you cant just choose one.. LOL Could be a special over there too.. Take a look.

Love to create #120 - atg
Crafting sentiment - C&S or full on
Clear it out - atg
Cards in envy - fun in the sun
Word art Wednesday #137 - atg
TSC challenge #34 - atg
recipe: soda ant /bugaboo, very vanilla su, scrap, club scrap words, Hampton art ants, hero art black, copics, corner chomper

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Happy Graduation Josh 2014

Thursday June 19, 2014
My grandson to be Josh (who I've considered my grandson from day one,  who is the son to my son's fiancĂ© Glenda (my son, Samson and Glenda are getting married in two weeks ;)  Well if you followed all of that, Josh is graduating from High school and I have been trying to think of a card for him .. WELL I follow Susan Liles of Susiestampalot and she made a card a few weeks back that I fell in love with (I love all of her cards and most of the time when I make a card I say to my self what would Susan do, that is how much I love her work).. So I made a card using 95% of her design.. see her card here.  I love how this card came out and wish I could say I thought of it but hay I thought of the little red heart so show my love and the side banner stamp image/sentiment.. LOL

Love to create #120 - atg
Tuesday throwdown #200 - celebration
Through the craftroom door - atg
A*muse studio - 4 or more colors
Clear it out - atg
recipe: authentique free bird, dp?, sizzix star, ss small star and heart, pti die, old stamp star (can hardly see behind dp), qq ink, hero art black ink, wink of stella glitter pen,

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Paper Pretties #315 - Summer Fun theme / joys of summer

Wednesday June 18, 2014
Hello and summer is almost here so at
I am using the stamp set Story time Sophie who doesn't love to read under a nice shade tree during the summer.. or anytime. I love to read and have my kindle with me most of the time. I used water color paper and various ranger inks to give the background color and stamped a tree branch over the card to give a tree shade look. I used a banner stamp and sentiment to finish the card design. I stamped the image and cut her out and put the shadow under her.
I hope you enjoy the inspiration this is meant to give you and you play along at Paper Pretties.
Love to create #120 - atg
Crafty sentiments - C&S for full on
Through the craftroom door - atg
Get inky - summer
Clear it out - atg
Cards in envy - fun in the sun
recipe: story time sophie / pp, water color paper, su base, ranger inks, hero arts ink, tree?, tech tues sentiment, copics.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release Tuesday - Feel better

Tuesday June 17, 2014
Well I am on my old /new computer, it's a desk top. I had this purchased this then got a lap top and have been using my lap top constantly and it has all of my crafting images, cards and challenges on it, in other words my life... Well yesterday we had dish come out to install Internet (we were with a slow server before)  and all was working fine till about 9pm and my lap top had no more Internet. says it does but nada. it does not.. my laptop lied to me.. (go figure my hubby still has it on his lap top) so I had to use one of those scan sticks which took some time to get my card off the lap top onto the desk top. So far so good. I tried to remember some of the sites for challenges and use my blog to load some but it's just not the same as my laptop and handy. The repair guy will be out tomorrow so hope to have the lap top working tomorrow night and can add more challenges and be back to normal sitting on the couch watching tv and surfing the net..
Enough of my whining. 
This is the new release at Catch the bug/Bugaboo.. Sign it lil girl.. I thought she looked sad so I stamped inside "feel better" I tried to make the card using happier colors and had this awesome vellum with the dots on it for the bottom piece. Hay check out those flower centers they are little metal pieces and really makes the little flowers pop. Love the look.
Craft your passion #218 - 3 or more embellishments
A*muse studio - 4 or more colors
613 Ave create #76 - atg /with a twist
The squirrel and the fox #72 - use some metal
recipe: sign it girl/ctb, su gray, vellum, dp, scraps, su punch, ms punch, washi tape, joann sq metal bling, copics, simon says pillow talk sentiment, pti pure poppy ink, white gel pen

Monday, June 16, 2014

Paper Makeover #145 - Stitching / You are tu-tu- cute

Monday June 16, 2014
Remember to use a digi for your STITCHING challenge. We are a digital challenge site.

This image is Lucy Mouse by Paper make over digi. Isn't she tu-tu cute ..
I did my zig zag stitching down the side and kept it minimal. I did not want to over power the stitching. I like the look it gives. I don't usually put my card pieces askew but I felt this worked and I like the look. I added a swirl flourish behind the design and added some flowers, star and sequins. The sentiment is from MFT  ballet Millie. It worked perfect for the image. See the cute butterfly on her tail?  I love this the colors and the look of this card.
I hope you play along and remember use a digi image!!
Crafty catz #235 - use 2 different dies
Fun with shapes and more #162 - girly
QKR stampede #92 - atg
Sister act #61 - atg
Paper crafting journey - atg
My time to craft #251 - DL it (dimension lengthwise)
Docerela creations #63 - atg
recipe:  lucy mouse/pmo, su, club scrap, mft die, su punch, su die, ss die, sequins, mft words ballet millie, glimmer mist, copics

Friday, June 13, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Free Friday Image bird water can / a good life

Friday June 13, 2014
Hay today is Friday the 13th.. ooooh who's worried?? Not me I don't believe it in but I tell you I am glad I am not at work today as I am on the phones all day and we always seem to get crazy calls around full moon time and with Friday the 13th on top of it.. oh man it's going to be a crazy day..
 This is the card I made using the image. I thought with the water can image I would just put a hint of flowers on the background and on the other side of the card stock I used thin silver strips of washi tape. Isnt this the cutest think strips around. I love the look and I used a strip of other paper dp between the flower dp and the washi tape. Used the same paper for the sentiment. I colored the image with copics.
 If the image is not on site when you got over, please check back. Sometimes life gets a little busy and life gets in the way so it gets posted a little later than usual. The image will be there for a full week. Hope you enjoy.
City crafters #215 - it's for the birds
Loves rubber stamps #107 - cas
Penny's paper crafty #181 - atg
Word art Wednesday #136 - atg
TSC #33 - atg
recipe: bird water can / bugaboo, su card stock, dp, washi tape, pti sentiment, copics, wink of stella glitter pen, ranger forest moss.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Aud Sentiments #108 challenge / Any guy sentiment / Dude happy fathers day

Wednesday June 11, 2014
Well it's the last week for our two week challenge, lots of great cards from week one, lets do another great week of cards. The challenge at AUD SENTIEMNTS is  ANY GUY SENTIMENT #108

The sponsor for this two week challenge is Bugaboo stamps (who I am also on their dt ; ) and they have some awesome images so take a look.

This is the Bugaboo image I used  lil dude  I like the look and decided to make a fathers day card since it needs to be a guy sentiment for our challenge. I also used masculine papers from Echo Park This & that.  I love the way this card came out. It's perfect for that dad in your life.

Make sure you use the guy sentiment on the front of your card.

Crafts 4 eternity #179 - for the boys
Polka doodles #23 - men on our mind
QKR stampede #91 - fathers day
One stitch at a time #216 - use a digi
Pile it on #26 - use some patterned paper
Sentimental Sunday #210 - atg
Eclectic ellapu - card for man
Glitter n sparkle #88 - use a digi
recipe: bugaboo/lil dude, su, ep this n that, scraps, hero art ink, copics, want 2 scrap 1/2 pearls, ss dude and die

Paper Pretties #314 - Invitation / you're invited

Wednesday June 11, 2014
Paper Pretties #314 challenge is INVITATION - make an invitation card.
I used Frankie digi image   I thought his look went great with the surprise party invitation. I loved the background paper to show it's a Happy day party.. so it could be a birthday, anniversary any kind of surprise party. This was a great fun card to make. I added the letter stickers to spell out surprise. I am loving this card.
One stitch at a time #216 - use a digi
Pile it on #23 - use some patterned papers
Sentimental Sunday #210 - atg
Cupcake inspiration #264 - color challenge
Glitter n sparkle #88 - use a digi
recipe:  Frankie /pp, lawn fawn paper, bazzill, ss cupcake party, scraps, ss heart die, stickers, copics, pti die, wink of stella glitter pen

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release - GIRL ROBOT

Tuesday June 10, 2014
Welcome to Tuesday over at Catch the bug/Bugaboo New Release
I just happen to have this sentiment and it fit perfect for the image. I think she is so cute and I used some eyelets which I have a ton of and never use. It felt good to get them out and my crop a dial and pop those little hearts on there. I added a paper clip to the top corner. When I thought of the robot being some metal I thought the paper clip gave it a nice look of metal. I used wink of Stella  glitter pen on her helmet and legs.  I love the color choice and the cute image. Hope you head over to the Bugaboo store and see the new images for June.
Scrappers delight #24 - atg /with layers
Love to create #119 - make it for kids
Paulaholifield crafts  - childs play
Whoopsi daisy - atg
The paper nest doll #12 - atg
recipe: girl robot/bugaboo, kraft, simple stories snap dp, scraps, eyelets, copics, ranger pink, paper clip, sentiment club scrap, wink of stella glitter pen

Monday, June 09, 2014

Paper Makeover #144 For the men / Happy Father's day

Monday June 9, 2014
Welcome to another challenge at Paper Makeover #144 For The Men challenge
Please REMEMBER TO USE A DIGI it is after all a digi makeover challenge

For my card I chose to use the sailing by boat image from Paper Makeover digi. I added the sea water, clouds and seabirds/seagulls to complete the scene. I think it makes for a great fathers day card and would be great for a masculine birthday card too. I added the ms punch bird to the sentiment banner.  I hope you get a chance to play along.. REMEMBER to use a DIGI
My time to craft #250 - no designer paper
Craft 4 eternity #179 - for the boys
Polkadoodles #23 - men on our minds
QKR #91 - fathers day
Eclectic ellapu - card for man
Glitter n sparkle #88 - use a digi
recipe:  sailing by boat/pmo, su base, club scrap, water? bird stamp?, cloud my template, ranger inks, pp sentiment, ms bird punch, copics

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Saturday challenge - Anything goes

Saturday June 7, 2014
Today is a new Saturday challenge at Catch the bug and it's Anything goes
I had to use Stella /fire me digi and I was thinking when I made this card that it was for another challenge but I was looking at the wrong page. Yea that happens a lot.. So anyhow I changed it up and made it for the ATG challenge. I just used the banners on the side and stickers to spell out the sentiment. With summer coming so many states are saying to conserve water.. Eat out save water.. I hope you find time to play along over at Catch the bug.

Little red wagon #240 - food for thought
Crafty girl #19 - atg
Fun with shapes and more #162 - girlie
Stampin for the weekend - atg
recipe: stella fire me/ctb/bugaboo, su, cosmo cricket, stickers Kelly perkey, wink of stella glitter pen, copics, club scrap

Friday, June 06, 2014

Catch the bug Free Friday Beach Crab

Friday June 6, 2014
Woo Hoo it's Friday and that is so nice and Free Friday at Catch the bug / Bugaboo and we have Beach Crab..
I have this DCWV paper that is all tropical so used that for the background and cut out the image and popped it up on foam dots and added a banner flag sentiment. I added glossy accents to his eyes and a lot of wink of stella glitter pen to the sand castles so it looks like sparkly sand. In person it  looks awesome.
Nutscrafters #69 - animals / insects
Blue moon /get inky - Summer
Creative card crew #63 - nautical
Crafty girl #19 - atg
Stampin for the weekend - atg
recipe: beach crab/bugaboo, dcwv dp, su, grated sentiment, glossy accents, wink of stella glitter brush, copics

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Paper Pretties #313 / Square card challenge / Welcome little one

Wednesday June 4, 2014
Square is not something I usually do so this was a challenge to make the card look right. I stamped the image on this textured card stock and just used my copics to color it up. I thought using the yellow went well with the stork and made coloring the other images on the bird nice soft colors. I am happy with the way it came out. I thought adding the flowers to the top corner also announced that it was a boy birth card. I am liking this square card and may need to make more.
The image I used is OH BABY 
Cupcake #263 - flowers
IDIC #214 - atg
613 avenue create #74 - atg / with twist
Crafty sentiments - atg
Papertake weekly - atg
Shopping our stash #154 - critters
Love rubberstamps #106 - atg
Dream valley #83 - baby
recipe: Oh baby/pp, su base, club scrap, copics, su punch, ms punch, want 2 scrap bling

Catch the bug - humor me Wednesday - You are my best

Wednesday June 4, 2014
It's humor me Wednesday at Catch the bug  and June 8th is Best friend day..
We all have a best friend right? I know I do. They are always the ones you can talk to and they listen and can advise or not, just fun to hang out with and craft with. Just that special person that warms your heart when you think of them.
This is the card I made for using you are the best I thought that I would make the images larger than usual which left me with open space below so just added the banners to make up the open space and to give added colors.
IDIC #214 - atg
613 Avenue create #74 - atg /with a twist
Craft sentiments - atg
Papertake weekly - atg
Loves rubber stamps #106 - atg
recipe: you are the best / ctb, su card base, bg banner dp, copics

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release / It's a good day

Tuesday June 3, 2014
Today we have a darling little boy Kidz fishing boy. Reminds me of my boys fishing. They love going out squidding, trout, salmon any type of fishing. We could spend hours doing it, be it the lake or the sound it was all good. I loved being able to go with them and fish right along side them. Lot's of good memories.
My time to craft #250 - no designer paper
Sweet stampin - fathers day, special man/boy
Pumpkin spice #74 - summer
Allsorts #261 - for the guys
One stitch at a time #215 - boy'ish
IDIC #214 - atg
613 avenue create #74 - atg /with twist
Incy wincy design - something for the men in your life
recipe: kidz fishing boy/ctb, eureka stamps sentiment, gp paper, inktense water color pencils, prisma pencils, corner chomper, ranger, my cloud template, hero arts black ink.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Paper Makeover #143 challenge/ ATG - You are beyond measure

Monday June 2, 2014
Hello and Happy Monday and welcome to a new challenge at

I hope you get a change to play along with this weeks challenge. Remember you must use a digi to play along.

This is the card I made for the anything goes challenge using the image beyond measure boy/ I love this look and the cute image. I had this left over ruler paper from Quick Quote which was perfect for this card/image.

4 crafty chicks #196 - atg
Incy Wincy Design - something for the men in your life
Craft catz #233 - atg
Polkadoodles #22 - men on our minds
Sister act #59 - atg
Word art Wednesday #134 - atg
One stitch at a time #215 - boy'ish
recipe: beyond measure /pmo, kraft, dcwv, qq scrap, copics, white gel pen