Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fitztown challenge #51 - Fantasy / Gnome for the holidays

Monday September 1, 2014
Welcome to another challenge at Fitztown Challenge #51 - Fantasy
OK so is this a fantasy or not?  to me a fantasy is something that isn't real, imagination, many people feel is false.. Well I think Gnomes are fantasy, imagination, false.. so this is my FANTASY card.. LOL
I used the Garden 1 image from the Fitztown store
since I had a sentiment that fit with the gnome I chose to make it a Christmas card.. (boy I have made a lot of Christmas cards this past month.... what's one more? )
I chose some Christmas papers, it's kind of hard to see the snowflake paper behind the image but yup it's snowflakes. The checkered herringbone red looking paper was perfect for the bottom half and the stripe paper was a little added look. I added the little enamel white dots to give a little more activity to the card. BUT the focal point are those Gnomes aren't they the cutest ever. I love the mushroom that they are hiding under and those cute little faces and happy look, and I am sure the one on the left is wearing Uggs.. (I love my uggs and cant wait for colder weather) It's a really cute digi image and fun to work with.
Hope you play along and load your card to the Fitztown challenge blog and follow the Fantasy theme.
TSC #44 - atg
4 crafty chicks # 209 - something old/new (old dp new image/enamel dots
Cute card Thursday #336 - atg
Sister act # 72 - atg
Brown sugar #109 - atg
recipe:  garden 1/ft, su base, scrap papers, simon says gnome for holidays, mme dots, copics, my cloud template, ranger ink

Friday, August 29, 2014

Catch the bug Free Friday / find joy

Friday August 29, 2014
Welcome to another Free Friday at Catch the bug  this is Sand Flamingo
I had this left over mesh and it gave me the thought of using it as water and of course the kraft is the sand that he is sitting in then the sky behind him. I used the twine to give a little more texture and to help with that broken space. I put glitter on the sand and the goggles. I hope you can see it. This was a fun card to make and makes me want to head to the beach ..

Craft your passion #228 - summer fun
Crafty sentiment - animal
Shopping our stash #166 - ABC (animal/banner/clouds
Through the craftroom door 8/26-9/1 atg
Inky impressions #174 - atg
Cute card Thursday #336 - atg
C.R.A.F.T/ #274 - animal/pet
Sister act #72 - atg
Brown sugar #109 - atg
Chocolate, coffee & cards #72 - bingo (yellow, string, blue)
recipe: sand flamingo /ctb, su base, mesh qq, cloud dp?, twine, su polka dots and paisley sentiment, scrap yellow, turq. color box ink, glitter, copics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Catch the bug / OBG - Love is everything

Thursday August 28, 2014
I decided to give the texture paste another try. It has been awhile since I used it and I wanted a texture behind the image so thought this would be a great time to give it another go. The hardest part is to wait for the past to dry. I also had this negative sq. die left over from the YNS alphabet die. I cant throw anything away..LOL. Now I am glad I didn't. I thought Deacon needed to have some awesome hair color so went for it. I am loving this card.
Tuesday throwdown #210 - atg
Through the craftroom door 8/26 - 9/1 atg
Clear it out - fav color /atg (purple, black, red)
Fab n funky #226 - for the kids
Inky impressions #174 - atg
Sassy studio #244 - its all about love
Creative knockout #52 - whimsical wings
recipe: deacon wings/ctb, mft die, kraft, scraps, yns negative, stencil ss, su punch, embossing powder, texture paste, copics, glitter, favorite flower sentiment ss

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aud Sentiments #114 - No Happy Birthday cards / Thinking about you

Wednesday August 27, 2014

Our sponsor for these two weeks is Stamp Art Designs / Whimsy stamps..

This is my card using the darling image Gracie, I have a second cousin name Gracie and she has lovely long curly hair that any thin short hair person would love..
I also used the sentiment that came with the image. I used some scraps I had from Quick Quote projects I was working on and also the flowers were punched out of some scraps from QQ. The punch is my favorite punch from Stampin up, the leaf is MS punch.
I hope you play along you have this week and next week to enter your card and remember to put your sentiment on the FRONT of your card. Have fun.

Craft your passion #228 - summer fun
Love to create - mad about plaid
Loves rubber stamps #118 - 2 or more dp
Through the craftroom door - 8/26-9/1 atg
Clear it out - fav color /atg (teal/brown/green)
Fab n funky #226 - for the kids
Inky impressions #174 - atg
Little red wagon #252 - girl power
Creative inspirations #278 - flower power
recipe: gracie/art of kathryne, su, qq scraps, su punch, ms punch, copics, my cloud temp. viva pearl pen

Paper Pretties #325 - Happy Birthday

Wednesday August 27, 2014
We can all use a birthday card in our stash so here is another chance to make a birthday card and enter it into our weekly challenge.
This is my card using Helium Cheri  I love this little guy and had a lot of fun making my card. I had some scraps and so put them to use in dies for my card. I don't use banners enough and love the look. Humm guess I will have to make more banners. I know I will have a fun time giving this card.

Incy wincy -8-25 banners & balloons
Squigglefly #34 - round the block
Crafty sentiment - animal
Shopping our stash #166 - ABC (animal, banner-balloon. circles, clouds)
Loves rubberstamps #118 - 2 or more dp
Divas by design - happy birthday
Fab n funky #226 - for the kids
Inky impressions #174 - atg
recipe: helium cheri/pp, copics, duex prima dp, tech tues. dies, mft die, twine

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Catch the bug New Release Tuesday / Ladybug fairy girl / Put on something

Tuesday August 26, 2014
Welcome to a new Tuesday and Release day at Catch the bug we have ladybug fairy girl
I just had to use the black dot paper and then the green dot ribbon onto the red card. I love this look and I thought I matched up the ribbon and copic pretty good. I love these new images Jodie has been coming up with. She looks like she is telling the ladybug to smile. He has that sad look. I tried a different effect for the button and ribbon. I don't do this enough and I see it a lot on blogs. Just adding twine to the end of the ribbon and then I threaded a button through and tied a bow. It can still be mailed because the ribbon can bend back or forward.
Sister act #71 - atg
Totally Gorjuss #250 - sorry
Pumpkin spice #80 - children
Come and get it - atg  w/sentiment
Craft your passion #228 - summer fun
Tuesday throwdown #210 - atg
Clear it out - favorite color /atg (red/black/green)
recipe: ladybug fairy girl/ctb, sentiment?, su base, scrap, ribbon, twine, button, glitter, copics, white gel pen.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Paper Makeup Challenge #155 - Embossing / Everthing is better

Monday August 25, 2014

This is my fun card. I used the darling image Boy with teddy - Teddy Fairy. I did dry embossing and also wet embossed the sentiment. I have paste but thought I couldn't fit it into the card design that I wanted. The polka dot yellow is ribbon to give a little more texture to the card. It almost looks like paper but nope it's ribbon. I am loving these enamel dots / hearts that I have been getting lately.
I hope you play along and remember to use a digi on your card for our challenges.
Sister act #71 - atg
Brown sugar #108 - lets get krafty
Totally Gorjuss #250 - sorry
Pumpkin spice #80 - children
Come and get it - atg w/sentiment
Squigglefly #34 - round the block
recipe: teddy fairy/pmo, su base, scraps, enamel dots/hearts, embossing folders, embossing powder, sb die, ribbon, copics, glitter

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fitztown Challenge #49 - Embossing wet or dry / Memories close to my heart

Friday August 22, 2014
image used is GARDEN 29 which can be found in the Fitztown store
This is my card I made using the image Garden 29 for the challenge of Embossing dry and wet.. I covered both bases and did the dry embossing using the circle folder and wet embossing using Zing white powder.  I love lady bugs and I am pretty sure they are ladybugs.. if not they are now. I chose different color papers to work with the colors I used in the image. It really stand out in real life. I hope the card does the same on your computer. 

Loves Rubber stamps #117 - wings
Through the craftroom door - aug 19-25 - atg
Inky impressions #173 - atg
Word art Wednesday #146 - atg
Creative inspirations #277 - atg
TSC #43 - atg
Clear it out - atg
recipe: garden 29 image from Fitztown, su base, club scrap scraps, embossing folder, embossing powder, sentiment PSX, copics, wink of stella glitter pen

Someone remembers someone cares

Thursday August 21, 2014
I made this card for a co worker who needed a thank you card for her pastor. I made this card and hope it's what she is looking for. If not I can give it to someone.
I used the PTI stamp set blessings vol. 2 and the Studio g thank you. Also used embossing powder and then old olive for the ty. I like the look.   (BTW she loved it) 

Word art Wednesday #146  - atg
Eureka #103 - inspirational
Inky impressions #173 - atg
TSC #43 - atg
Through the craftroom door - aug 19-25  atg
recipe: pti and studio g stamps, white embossing power, su ink, scraps

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paper Pretties #324 challenge White- Black & 1 color of your choice / there's no end

Wednesday August 20, 2014
This is my card using black / white & my choice is pink... I love this cute zebra called Zebradiah
I chose some awesome black and white papers and fun dies along with the black and white zebra, added some pink card base and pink to the mane and tail.
this month you can have 50% taken off your entire order just use the promo code at the end BACKTOSCHOOL
613 Avenue create #85 - atg
Word art Wednesday #146 - atg
Fab n Funky #226 - for the kids
Inky impressions #173 - atg
TSC 343 - atg
Creative moments #49 - atg w animals
zebradiah/pp, su base, scraps, copics, sb die, corner chomper

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Catch the bug New Release Beach girl / in the summer sunshine

Tuesday August 19, 2014
  I had this new paper pad that I just picked up from Tuesday Morning. I love that store. They have cheap but designer products. I got this awesome American Crafts pad and this paper already had the sentiment on it. So I added the image, sun and sun glasses. Sweet huh? I added the little markings on the glasses and added some gray scraps for lens then added glossy accents on the lens while wet I sprinkled lightly glitter over the lens. I love the look. I ran the sun through embossing folders and colored the beach girl image with copics.
Polkadoodles #33 - fun in the sun
Sister act #70 - atg
Brown sugar #107 - atg
Pile it on #33 - by the beach
Eclectic ellapu - seaside
Recipe: beach girl/ctb, American craft may berry, scraps, mft die, te die, copics, glossy accents, glitter, embossing folder, white gel pen

Monday, August 18, 2014

Paper Makeup #154 - Summer Vacation / It's definitely time

Monday August 18, 2014

It's almost to the end of summer but we can all do a vacation anytime of the year. I think this little girl is off to her grandmas for a lovely vacation before she goes back to school.
I used some background papers with the trains on it and some other fun papers to complete the card. I also used arrow dies to bring interest to the card. The image I used is over at the digi make over /makup store the image is Lisa fairy. Cute huh? Head over to the website and visit our store. When you enter the challenge remember to use a digi.
Sister act #70 - atg
Brown sugar #107 - atg
Crafty catz #244 - recycle it (the down arrow was only partly cut so added along side so looks like its coming out from side of mat area.
613 Avenue create #85 - atg
Craft your passion #226 - at least three dp
recipe: Lisa fairy pmo image, bazzill, mme lime twist dp, mft die, pti die, su punch, scraps, g rated sentiment, glitter, copics, viva pearl pens.

Catch the bug ABC / anything but a card / Jetta

Monday August 18, 2014
I usually do tags or book marks but thought it was time to step it up so I did a frame. It was an old painted frame with stickers all over it so I scraped off the stickers, sanded it and painted with gesso. Then I used different girly Washi tapes and went across the frame. Then I used the Big bow brat sitter image which I thought was cool as it looks like she is sitting on the edge of the frame it worked out perfect and I used one of my alphabet and number dies and layered her name. So you ask WHO IS JETTA?? this is my great grand daughter Jetta. She is a almost 1.5 years old here. She is girly girl and solid as a brick. What a love. She has a dear brother our great grandson Quwin.
Brown sugar #107 - atg
Crafty catz #244 - recycle it. - (frame was painted and stickers on it. I scraped the stickers off and painted it with gesso and added washi tape
613 Avenue create #85 - atg
Use your stuff #149 - Home (frame is for the my house)Use your stuff
recipe: Big bow sitter brat ctb, washi tape, scraps, letter and number die, copics, white gell pen

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Aud Sentiments #113 - Create your favorite season - a snowflake is winter's butterfly

Wednesday August 13, 2014

Our sponsor these two weeks is Sassy Studio. They always have such fun images and it's so much fun being able to work with them.  I chose Frozen Heart image.

This is my card and I used fall winter colors for her outfit. Added some snowflakes and the sentiment helped making this a winter card.
The squirrel and the fox #75 - atg
Nutcrafters #74 - atg
Crafty sentiments design - atg
Love rubberstamps #116 - out of season
Crafty hazelnuts aug 2014 Christmas
Pennys paper crafty #190 - atg
Stampin royalty #241 - glitter (on snowflakes)
Word art Wednesday #145 - atg
recipe: sassy studio/frozen heart, bazzill, prima papers, hero arts sentiment, su die, copics, brads, ss snowflake die, stickles, ranger ink

Paper Pretties #323 - Boys card have a wild birthday

Wednesday August 13, 2014
Welcome to another challenge at Paper Pretties #323 Boys card
I used the image Tirell tiger and thought this would make a cool young masculine card. I used dark, textured masculine papers to help with the boy card. I also used larger dies to help with the masculine look. I like the look and know it will go to a grandson.
this month 50% off entire order using code BACKTOSCHOOL
Challenges: Inky impressions #172 - animal friends
Use your stuff #148 - Dr Seuss / this reminds me if tigger
Little red wagon #250 - happy birthday
recipe: tirell tiger /pp, su base, dcwv weather & worn, scraps, pti die negative part, stickles, copics

Monday, August 11, 2014

Paper Makeup #153 / Make Lemonade / enjoy life

Monday August 11, 2014

This is my Lemonade card. The digi is Lemonade set freckled lemonade. I love the sunny bright cheerful look of this card. Lemonade is such a summer fun enjoyment drink. I used papers from DCWV lemon flavor, and some queen co. hearts and stars.  I hope you have inspiration from my card and join the challenge at Paper Makeup and make sure you use a digi in your challenge.
Crafts 4 eternity #188 - atg
Crafty catz #243 - lady days of summer
Polkadoodles - fun in the sun
Sister act #69 - atg
IDIC #224 - atg
613 ave create #84 - atg /opt sight, sound, smells of summer
Craft your passion #226 - bring me sunshine / show some yellow
recipe: Lemonade set Freckled lemonade PMO, bazzill, dcwv lemon flavors, rubber café lemon wedges, queen co hearts & flowers, copics, su punch, sb die.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fitztown #48 - Just for kids / Little girls are

Monday August 11, 2014
Hello and guess what I did???? ready???? I joined the Fitztown Challenge blog as one of their Creative Team members. I am so excited.
This is my first card to post for their blog challenge.
This is the card I made for the Just for kids challenge. I decided this would be an awesome card for any relative to give to a child. I used the image Fae 2 which can be found at the Fitztown store  
Just look under crafts index and then a drop down will show and go to Fae and you will see the image. They also have other digi images and items for sale besides digi's..
I love this little Hawaiian look Fae and so I needed to give some flowers in the background paper as I did not want to take away from the cute little girl by adding die/punch flowers. I have this sentiment that I thought fit well from Cloud 9 and made it more of a card for a child vs. an anyone card. Hence keeping with the just for kids theme.
I hope you play along and load your card on the Fitztown challenge blog site. Have fun and remember the theme.
Crafts 4 eternity #188 - atg
Sister act #69 - atg
Eureka stamps #102 - things with wings
Sweet Stampin - photo inspiration (I went with colors)
Allsorts #271 - all sentimental
IDIC #224 - atg
recipe: fae 2 / FT, su base, basic grey kioshi, cloud 9 sentiment, copics, wink of stella glitter pen on the flowers and wings, corner chomper

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Aud Sentiments #112 - thinking of you /get well/sympathy - Thinking of you

Wednesday August 6, 2014
That kind a keeps it open for lot's of choices for your card. I hope you play along and post to the Aud Sentiments blog. It's week two so this is the last week for this challenge before or next.

Our sponsor is A day for daisies.. I love their images.

This is  5 min ...the image for my card. I am sure I had lots of 5 min time outs when I was growing up but I also thought she looked like she was missing someone and thinking of you.. so that is what my card is. A Thinking of you.. I kept this card clean and simple I love the ribbon it's light and simple and just kept with the clean look.
I hope you play along. Remember to put a sentiment on your card front..

Just us girls #252 - use ribbon
Allsorts #270 - favorite things (ribbon, inktense color pencils, prisma pencils, copics)
IDIC #223 - square or rectangle
613 avenue create #83 - atg /opt friendship
Love to create #127 - atg
recipe:  5 min girl/day for daisies, card stock, inktense color pencils, copics, ribbon, ss sentiment thinking of you.

Paper Pretties #322 - Thank you card

Wednesday August 6, 2014
It's a nice hot August so who doesn't want ice cream and so I used Pistachio the ice cream pig and she's bringing her friend an ice cream cone to say thank you.. I would love a nice ice cream cone today and sit and talk to a friend and eat.  I hope you find time to play and post your card over at Paper Pretties.

613 avenue create #83 - atg /opt friendship
A*muse studio - bling
Come and get it - dies
Craft your passion #225 - sweet treats
Love to create #127 - atg
The pink elephant #262 - photo / color challenge
recipe:  pistachio pig /pp, scraps, mft die, copics, stickles, corner chomper, enamel dots

Monday, August 04, 2014

Paper Makeover #152 - Anything Goes / coffee and friends

Monday August 4, 2014
OH my here we are into August already.. time is flying by..
We are having a new challenge this week at

This is my card for the Anything Goes challenge. I chose to use the Coffee girl image.. I had the sentiment from Reverse confetti and thought the image was perfect for it. I love the coffee beans in her hair and the coffee cup.. mine is a lot larger.. I need more coffee in my day. Just one cup but it's a large one. I used my favorite die from Stampin up and so awesome papers. I used stickles for some accents.

I hope you play long and post to the Paper Makeup site and remember to use a digi as your focal point.


Allsorts #270 - favorite thing (die and papers)
Sister act #68 - atg
IDIC #223 - square or rectangle
A*muse studio - bling
Come and get it - dies
recipe: coffee girl/pmo, su die, authentique, su chocolate brown, scraps, reverse confetti sentiment, stickles, copics

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Baby Card for Min.. Catch the bug

Saturday August 2, 2014

SURPRISE Min Kwiatkowski.... Happy Baby Blog hop for you, your hubby and baby girl to be..
You should of arrived from Becky Givans blog  and if you are lost please start at the beginning at Catch the bug ..
Min who is on our Creative Design Team Asst. Coord.. and one of the girls behind all the how the blog functions is having their first child.. We cant all get together so we though a blog hop for you -Min could be a way to get us all together to celebrate your happy soon to arrive baby girl..  Also Min keep an eye on your snail mail as you will be receiving the cards you see each of us post in your mail box soon.. : )  wish we were there to give them to you in person..
My words of wisdom.. taken lightly of course.. enjoy each moment, be it those nice snuggle times, teething fussiness, sleepless nights... as they grow up way too fast and before you know it they are in school and married.. I am so happy for you and can't wait to see photos.  Big ((HUGS)) and lots of love to you.
If you blog hoppers would like to leave a message at Catch the bug on what date you think baby girl Kwiatkowski will arrive and her weight.. you could win something.. Nice huh??
Now it's off to Cheryl First blog.

The pink elephant - atg
613 avenue create #82 - atg /w sentiment
A*muse studio - atg
Crafty sentiment - atg
Through the craftroom door - atg
Divas by design - atg
Inky impressions #170 - atg
Pennys paper crafty #188 - atg
Word art Wednesday #143 - atg
TSC #40 - atg
recipe: bugaboo akv, su, oct afternoon, lil inker die, ribbon, pti die, copics, scraps, wink of stella glitter pen