Saturday, September 29, 2012

Let your dreams take flight

Saturday September 29, 2012  sketch challenge at Unscripted Sketches  Sketch #178  I chose to use this Taylored Expression stamp set and TE die for the butterfly. Really liking the look. Took a page from a book and just stamped on it.
make it monday - always atg
stampin for the weekend - feeling floral
card crafters circle - vintage
fab n funky - starts with f
simon says - atg
crafting for all seasons - things with wings

I'm the wicked witch of the East & West

Saturday September 29, 2012   Welcome to a new challenge at Catch the bug  This weeks challenge is Holiday /Seasonal so there are quite a few choices as we have a few coming up in the next few months. I chose Halloween and used lovely wicked witch Stella.

frosted designs - atg
make it monday - always atg
forever night  - atg how dark can you go
pixie dust studio - color challenge
the paper shelter - atg
simon says - atg
crafting for all seasons - things with wings
stampin royalty - use a die cut

recipe:  stella and sentiment / ctb, su card base, vellum, scraps of black, copics, ms punch, te die, spellbinder, embossing folder, ranger, stickles

Friday, September 28, 2012

Free Friday Ginger bread girl CTB

Friday September 28, 2012    It's Friday and free Friday at Catch the bug   Today is Ginger bread girl.. Isn't she cute? I made a simple card for Christmas and these can be mass produced. Simple coloring, cute image, few dies and a sentiment and wa-la you have a card.

paper shelter  - atg
simon says  - atg
stampin' royalty  - use die cuts
make it monday  - always atg
dutch dare  - cas

recipe: ctb ginger bread girl digi, bazzill, my minds eye papers, pti die, pti words, copics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Scene it mummy NR - BOO

September 25, 2012 
It's new release day at Catch the bug  this is scene it mummy
cool idea really easy card to make and you could cut it up to use different parts. I love this scene.
(I also now finally got the icons for posting on my blogspot so today's posting should be better then last few..)


love to create  - atg

make it monday - atg
the creative zebra  - atg
crafty sentiments - autumn colors
just some lines  - celebrate fall
one stitch at a time - bingo (ribbon, digi, die)
party time tuesday - atg
city crafter - boo
recipe:  scene it mummy /ctb, bazzill, scrap orange, old notebook cover black, dyed seam binding, wiggly eyes, su punch, copics, stickles, mb die, mft die

Monday, September 24, 2012

Paper pretties  new release and rerelease  monday  this weeks challenge is to use fall colors  - brown / red / orange
I am still having a lot of issues with this new blog posting. I am missing a lot of icons and can't seem to figure how to write where I want to.
challenges:  sentimental sundays  autumn
addicted to stamps  autumn colors
broken box stock  fall color palatte
just some lines  celebrate fall
make it monday  atg
paper play  choose a holiday

recipe:  porter paper pretties, bazzill card base, imaginsce apple cider papers, scraps, pti die and stamp leaves, su punch, te die, embossing folder, copics.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Catch the bug color challenge

Saturday September 22, 2012   Catch the bug color challenge.  I chose this cool paper to do alot of the work and added some other papers to finish it off. Really pleased with how this came out.

challenges:  diva by design  -  lovely layers
patties creations  atg
fat pages  atg

recipe:  catch the bug  girl cupcake, su perfect plum, various designer papers, pti words, memento black

Unscripted Sketches 177 you are my sunshine

Saturday September 22, 2012  Unscripted Sketches sketch #177
moving along with the times  make it girly /lace,flowers, pearls, bows
diva by design  lovely layers
totally papercraft  for a child
patties creations  atg
polka doodles  inspired by a song  (you are my sunshine, my only sunshine)
fat pages  atg

recipe: bazzill, basic gray, basic gray brad, s.w.a.l.k. image, viva pearl pen, su punch.
Saturday Unscripted Sketches 177 challenge..

I have had so much trouble trying to get this new blogspot posting done. Thanks Stephanie for your help I have just been clicking on things and looks like things are coming together even with out the same bar photos.. if I hover it says what it is..
Any how this is the challenge card I did and hope you  all get to play along with the sketch.. post ot Unscripted sketches

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wherever you go

Saturday September 15, 2012

Well I am still in recovery mode and it's driving me crazy. I want to be in my craft room and make cards, and after surfing the Internet and U-Tube I have seen some great mini albums to make among other things.. but the body says no way.. I went with my hubby to his ENT appointment on Wednesday and just sat.. then yesterday went for my two week check back and since we live half hour from town decided to get a few groceries.. well my body said that was not a good idea.. I was so miserable last night.. So I am going to take it easy and listen to my body.. It's hard but not worth the pain plus I need to be healed as I have another surgery the second week of October.. ; ( ..

Today's card was made pre-surgery and is the new challenge for Catch the bug The theme for this week is BINGO and I used the tearing, stitching, button line. I love the sewing look and don't use it enough.

paper craft journey -my sentiment exactly
whimsey stamps - atg
latinas en america - glitter (on headlights and background paper)
my mums craft - buttons
by the cute and girly - men/boys
bearly mine - atg
shopping our stash - 3,2,1, (three buttons, two sewen sets, one image
make it monday - atg
patties creations - embossing (sentiment)

recipe: catch the bug digi /guy bike, words?, buttons, scraps, dcwv, baker twine, embossing powder, bazzill

Monday, September 10, 2012

Birthday wishes

Monday September 10, 2012

Happy Monday hope your week is off to a good start. You can get a good start over at
Paper Pretties for their new release. There are three this week. I did not post the Fawn little girl gif. shot, but she's really cute.. This cute little mouse with present is CADE, and the mouse with the cupcake is LUMIERE.. Cute cute cute.. The theme this week is "BIRTHDAY CARD"

Great time for BIRTHDAY CARD theme.. I have birthdays coming in the next few months and more than one so I am off to a good start with this cutie.


pile it on - pattern paper
one stitch at a time - under 18

dysu - birthday

digi doodle - handmade flowers

joann sheen - going dotty (dots on cupcake, background of mouse, brad has dots)

recipe: lumiere/pp, cosmo cricket, su very vanilla, black, bg brad, su punches, copics, viva pearl pen, stickles, su mini background, quick quote chalk ink.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

One flew over the cockoo's nest

Saturday September 8, 2012

Still recouping but this card was made before my surgeries so glad I did them when I knew what the future challenges were. I am getting some crochet flowers done for embellishments on cards so cant wait till I am able to stand and or sit and get back in my craft room.

Saturday and another challenge at Catch the bug This weeks theme is MOVIE

Well I thought that Stella in I hear voices was a perfect choice for an all time great Jack Nicholson movie One flew over the cockoo's nest. I even like the papers I chose to kind of give that crazy feel.

forever night - atg
pink elephant - pattern papers
inky impressions - atg
my mums craft - atg
papertake tuesday - atg
shelly's images - atg
basic grey - punch it

recipe: stella /voices /ctb, basic grey, bazzill, punch, viva pearl pen, scraps, copics.

Ghoulies and ghosties

Saturday September 8, 2012

Welcome to a new sketch at Unscripted Sketches #175 I hope you have been playing along with our sketches and having fun. You can do a scrapbook page, turn the card (as I did on today's sketch) or a wall hanging. Lot's of choices. We love seeing what you come up with.

I'm still recouping from surgery and it's killing me not to take this time to be in my craft room and play, but my body just wont let me stand or sit. I'm pretty much in a slouch position all the time if not laying down. I have taken out my crochet and found a pattern for some crochet 5-6 petal flowers. So I have been making those for future cards.

Sure glad I had the sketches well in advance so I have a card to showcase today for the sketch. Again I let the paper do 99% of the work. I did stamp the spiders, all the rest is papers.. Got to love that.


alota rubber - halloween

the pink elephant - use pattern papers

recipe: su very vanilla, recollection papers, spider/art impressions, circle punch

Monday, September 03, 2012

Youre invited to a playdate!

Monday September 3, 2012

Happy Labor day for us in the USA and a long weekend.. I am still recouping from surgery so will be off work for a lot more weeks.
Today is new release at Paper Pretties today's sets are Blockhead, Wynne and Fawn's new image a little girl and words Just for you. The theme this week is SQUARES .. I chose to use blockhead for my image this week. I kept the colors quite soft with a pop of color using the square brads. Fun card. I hope you get a chance to play along and post to the Paper Pretties blog.

saturday challenge - animal antics
challenge up your life #77 - patchwork
one stitch at a time #129 - use a digi
come and get it - color challenge
make it monday - atg

recipe: pp/blockhead and sentiment, my minds eye, bazzill, scraps, brads, ranger ink, su small background dots, quick quote chalk ink, copics

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Monday is a terrible way to spend 1/7th of your life

Saturday September 1, 2012

Welcome to first Saturday at Catch the bug and the usual challenge for the first Saturday..Any thing goes /atg

Had to use my fav Stella again. Don't we all have this feeling on our Monday's.

through the craftroom - diva (stella thinks she is) atg
dutch dare #180 - bling it on
emeral faeries #30 punches/dies
whimsey stamp #50 - lots of layers
make it monday - atg
recipe: stella 1/7 of life/ctb, bazzill, authentique free bird, pti die, embossing folder, pizzaz aplenty pearls, copics, quick quote chalk ink

We can do no great things;

Saturday September 1, 2012

How did August go by so fast, I can already fill the crispness in the air and fall is coming. We did not have much of a Summer in the pacific northwest but this week is looking good for temps so theres still hope for more summer. I'm still home recouping from suregery monday and have 6 weeks to recoup then another surgery so trying to rest, heal and be ready.

Welcome to another fun sketch from Unscripted Sketches #174

I am loving how this card came together. I have problems with clean and simple but hay this one worked out to be a great clean and simple card.


make it monday -atg
emerald faeries #30 - punches/dies

paper play #35 - appreciation/thank you

craft 4 eternity #87 - less is more

recipe: su very vanilla, su temp turquoise ink, su butterfly die, foam hearts, pti words, pti border print, corner chomper, chestnut roan chalk ink