Friday, November 30, 2012

Catch the bug Free Friday / rocking horse

Friday November 30, 2012 
It's the end of November (how did this happen?) and it's Friday so that means Free Friday at Catch the bug   Jodie drew an awesome ROCKING HORSE ..How many of us remember rocking horses growing up? I mean the wooden ones not the plastic ones of today's. I loved my little rocking horse and I remember I had a red Annie Oakley outfit complete with leather fringe, cowgirl boots and cap guns. Boy those were the times. This reminds me so much of my little pony.
diva by design 63 - glitter and sparkle
paper shelter 93 - Christmas is coming
whimsey stamps 53 - traditional colors new inspiration
crafts and me 112 - ribbon or trim
pixie dust studio - winter holiday creations
make it monday 117 - open
recipe: rocking horse /ctb, su whisper white and real red ink and punch, peppermint forest, pti words, copics, ribbon, stickles 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Catch the bug - new release Santa face

Tuesday November 27, 2012
Catch the bug  new release Santa face
Thought this would be a cute card for a child, like my grandchild. I think it has one of my grand kids name on it. I kept it kind of simple with the red and gray. I like the round shape and the little ho - ho- ho stickers.. cute huh?
one stitch at a time -141 fabric/ribbon or lace
make it Monday -117 open
the crafty pad -198 add some glitter
recipe: Santa face/ctb, very vanilla su. peppermint forest paper, ribbon, letter stickers, copics, spellbinder die

Monday, November 26, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday challenge anything goes

Monday November 26, 2012
Welcome to Paper Pretties  Monday challenge. Today's challenge is a favorite of mine  - ANYTHING GOES
Today we have Betty, she is a re-release from Paper Pretties
I know it's Christmas card time of the year - but there are still anniversaries, birthdays so this card is for that dear friends/loved ones..
craft punked 47 - best friends
frosted design - happiness is (baking a cake for a friend)
totally jorjuss 159 - don't be square
pile it on 48 - anything but a Christmas card
the crafty pad 198 - add some glitter (hearts by sentiment)
the squirrel and the fox 31 - anything goes
make it monday 117 - open
recipe: Betty re-release from Paper Pretties, bazzill, dcwv, black scraps, copics, stickles, ek punch 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Catch the bug - color challenge vintage floral /Thank you

Saturday November 24, 2012
Catch the bug color challenge/vintage floral
I have been wanting to use this digi from Catch the bug for awhile and figured with today's challenge this would be perfect. I love the dainty look of the digi and I am in need of Thank you cards so thought this would be perfect sentiment.

polka doodles 47 - any die will do
card making mamas -thank you/thanksgiving
fun with shapes and more 122 - everything but Christmas
card crafter's circle -50 giving thanks
raise the bar 121 - thank you/thankful, graditude
diva by design 62 - 2 or more pattern papers

recipe: ctb dandelions butterfly digi, su punches, pti words, su brown, su very vanilla, spellbinder die, ranger ink, copics, viva pearl pen

Unscrpited Sketch #186 /Merry Christmas

Saturday November 24, 2011
Unscripted Sketche #186
Link your card to the above link
 I needed to focus on Christmas cards so that is what I did. I really like the simple way this came out. It really was easy to do and I love when you can use dies for most of the card. I may have to make a few more of this kind using different images.

moving along with the times - lets go dotty
paper issues - Christmas wishes
diva by designs -two or more pattern papers
aud sentiments 68 - bingo (die cut-bling-use word merry)
crafty catz 160- snowflake, star, sentiment
polka doodles 47 -any die will do

recipe: pti die, mft die, tech tues ali edwards christmas, various christmas papers, su very vanilla, su real red, su not quite navy, viva pearl pen red

Monday, November 19, 2012

Paper Pretties - Anything BUT a card

Monday November 19, 2012
This image is GARNER he is a re-release. Doesn't he look like he'd make a great anniversary, love, happy birthday, I'm sorry, get well --heck any card?
I decided to make a tag, it's quite big 3x8 but I wanted the image to be large enough to color and I knew what I wanted to do.. Shock - as I have a mind block when it comes to tags. I love how it came out. I have a whole box full of assorted yarns and chose some awesome yarns to go on the tag.
I hope you check out the Paper pretties blog and see the other DT creations.
one stitch at a time 140- digi
make it Monday 116 - anything goes
recipe:  Garner -re-release paper pretties, dcwv and my minds eye papers, bazzill, pti die, copics, office reinforce circles, ranger ink, assorted yarns, corner chomper

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Stella Sketch 124

Sunday November 18, 2012
Sunday Stella Sketch Sunday 124
 This is the card I made for the Sunday Stella Sketch 124. I used Ruby Christmas tree image. Woo Hoo another Christmas card made.  I used lots of old papers, I have about 4 12x12 Christmas pads and just chose papers that I thought looked good together. I used some old stars from my local craft store. I felt that the left side of the card was too bare. I like the way the stars kind fill that void. 

challenges:  craftyhazelnuts 99 - something more than 6 mo. old (pretty much all of my card is supplies over 6 mo old)
southern girls 57 -46 days to Christmas
cute card thursday 243 - starry starry night

recipe:  ruby Christmas digi/ctb, bazzill, various Christmas papers, pti words/holiday lights, mft die, ranger ink, lcs bling, corner chomper, copics, atyou spica pens.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Unscripted Sketches 185 -sketch / Thank you

Saturday November 17, 2012
Unscripted Sketches #185 challenge  This challenge also has a
 My card for the sketch. I did a dry embossing technique I saw on someones blog .. sorry I don't remember who's.. it's been a long long's where you take the embossing folder and rub ink on the inside top design, carefully put in your card front and close it, then run through your favorite embossing machine. When you remove it you have a wonderful design with the ink giving a additional color to your design.

your next stamp 24 - anything goes
frosted design - color challenge
card crafters circle 49 - texture
totally paper crafts 143 - cas
craft punked 46 - anything goes
little red wagon 159 - texture
recipe:  bazzill, su very vanilla, bg wonder pad, sizzix embossing folder, with maraschino cherry quick quote chalk ink, studio g stamp, embossing powder zing, goose bumps gems, corner chomper

Bingo Saturday Catch the bug

Saturday November 17, 2012
Catch the bug  Today's challenge is Bingo..
I used starts with B, jewel, die cut..  I hope you get a chance to play along.

I love getting more Christmas cards done and early. I just have to remember to mail them..
I used the "winter bird" digi from Catch the bug. I really like the yellows, greens and reds. Nice bright colors.

4 crafty chicks - winter
your next stamp 24 - anything goes
crafty catz 159 - lets have sparkle
frosted design - color challenge
card crafters circle 49 - texture
craft punked 46 - anything goes

recipe: winter bird/ctb, su base, bella blvd winter wishes papers, pti dies, corner chomper, bling, pti words, copics, stickles

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hunting nut free Friday - Catch the bug

Friday November 16, 2012
Free Friday at Catch the bug
Today we have HUNTING NUT as the free image. I had some scraps of papers on my desk which I had used for other cards and a calendar page I made. I thought hum... the way they were just laying around though I'll make a background out of them so I just sized, fitted and got the look I wanted and then cut the cute little hunting nut out using my spellbinder die and colored him. I needed a sentiment and remembered I just received a cute "falling for you" stamp set from Taylored Expression so I took the "nuts about you" and punched it out using two different size circle. I am not a hunter but live in the country and there are a lot of hunter nuts around this time of year. So I probably can sell it at our little store. :)
diva by design 61 - anything goes
dream valley 45 - anything goes
pink elephant 174 - punches/dies
make it monday 115 - open
your next stamp 24- anything goes 
recipe:  hunting nut/ctb, various scraps for background, su very vanilla, copics, spellbinder die, su punches, te falling for you words, embossing powder zing, ranger ink

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Catch the bug - new release Mr. Mrs Clause

Tuesday November 13, 2012
Catch the bug has a new release and this is Mr. Mrs. Clause. I know Jodie has other images too. Check out the new images over at CTB.
I like this is a cute couple and just right for Christmas cards and love that Mrs. Clause is included with Santa.. I used some designer paper with holiday/ Santa wording on the paper and the chevron dies to dress up the background.  I also like that another Christmas card is made.. it's a win win situation..
It's my first day back to work since my three surgeries and I have been off work since Aug. 23, 2012. (and a month since the last one) I just hope I can stay awake all day..LOL  wish me luck.
2 sisters 117 - favorite Christmas stamp
one stop craft - anything goes
dream valley 45 - anything goes
tammy's scrapin corner 36 - anything goes
crafty cardmakers 79 - one or more punch/die
make it Monday 115 - open

recipe:  ctb/Mr. Mrs. Clause,  my minds eye-sweet dream, mft die, bakers twine, buttons, copics, liquid pearl white opal, pti words-on ice, su riding hood ink

Monday, November 12, 2012

Paper Pretties - Thank You theme

Monday November 12, 2012
Hello and welcome to Paper Pretties where the challenge this week is THANK YOU..   I hope you get a chance to play along.
Also check out the other releases over at the Paper Pretties blog link above..
I chose to use a re-released image and words - this is Ian Laurent.. I added stickers for the Thank you part.. I like how they go along with the color scheme I chose.. and this was an afterthought to add the letter stickers.. forgetting it was to be a Thank You card.. duh! 
Pile it on 46 - be thankful
sentimental sunday 128 - thanks / thanksgiving
one stitch at a time 139 - with thanks
one stop craft - anything goes
make it monday 115 - open

recipe:  paper pretties/ian laurent re-release, bazzill paper, tim coffey letter stickers, ranger ink, my cloud template, atyou spica pens, copics, su punch

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Unscripted Sketches 184 - The absolute deliciousness of fall

Saturday November 10, 2012
Unscripted Sketches #184
 I made this card using a new Technique Tuesday monthly stamp set. There are some awesome phrases and I picked this one because it fit perfect on the leaf.  I like the simple but elegant look the card took on.  Up load your card to the US link above.
pixie dust studio - fabulous fall colors
stampin' royalty 149 - color challenge
my mums craft shop 83 - sentiment
perfect sentiments 55 - fall/thanksgiving
sweet stampin' - anything goes
jellypark - back to nature

recipe: bazzill, assorted scraps, echo park-this and that, pti die, pti leaf stamp, su ink, technique tuesday words, ribbon, viva pearl pen, score pal.

Catch the bug - Things with tails

Saturday November 10, 2012
Catch the bug  The theme this week is "THINGS WITH TAILS"  now that gives you quite a few things to choose from. I hope you get a chance to play along and link up your card at Catch the bug.. (also there's sales are going on at CTB)
I chose to use the sock monkey digi by Catch the bug.. He's got a cute little tail and I love this glittered animal paper that has a darling monkey on it (plus pigs and part of an elephant). I have a sock monkey that my grandma made many many years ago. I love him. I thought this card would be cute for a birthday card no matter what age and or just a friendship card.
crafty catz 159 - anything goes
sweet stampin - anything goes
jellypark - back to nature

recipe:  sock monkey digi /ctb, pti die, dcwv, bazzill, su punch, pink stamper words, corner chomper, copics

Friday, November 09, 2012

Free Friday - Pretty puppy

Friday November 9, 2012
first off HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear son :) welcome to the 40's
Welcome to Free Friday at Catch the bug
This darling PRETTY PUPPY is the new free image. This dog is like my little four legged kid Charlie. He would look like this if I did not give him a puppy cut.. That just too much hair to maintain. He also wouldn't appreciate the bow.. lol  Isn't it cute?
simon says - thinking of you / sympathy
diva by designs 60 - let's get cute
my mums craft shop 83 - sentiments
little red wagon 158 - coloring
make it monday 114 - open

recipe: pretty puppy digi ctb, very vanilla su, bazzill, bg max & whiskers, gina k botanicals words, stickles, memento, ranger, embossing folder, copics

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Oldie but goodies - Thank you

Thursday November 8, 2012 
Catch the bug  and being Thursday at Catch the bug it means it's OBG (Oldie but goodies) day..
I chose Sean, he reminds me of my grandsons. The background is washi tape. I am loving this tape. Such an easy way to add colors - I love -love-love how it came out. Really fresh looking and kind of kept his cloths along the same color theme. Did I say I love this card?
aud sentiments 67- thank you
diva by design 60 - let's get cute
make it monday 114 - open
little red wagon 158 - coloring
your next stamp 23 - thank you
recipe: catch the bug /bb sean digi, washi tapes, corner chomper, stickles, su not quite navy, copics, words studio G.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Catch the bug -new release Teddy

Tuesday November 6, 2012 
New release Teddy.... What ja think?? Cute huh. So easy to make into a card.. Check out the Catch the bug shop.. you'll love what you see.. Sales all the time so follow/subscribe..
I found an old pack of Echo park wintertime paper and thought with the browns and reds and teal-ish color that it would work out great.. I love it.. but I think that of most of my cards.. LOL   you know you do too..
make it Monday 114 - open
the pink elephant 173 - favorite coloring medium (copics)
forever friends - anything goes
kaboodle doodles 144 anything goes
oozak challenge 8 - winter vibes
totallyy gorjuss 156 - anything goes w/button
recipe:  ctb teddy digi, bazzill, echo park wintertime, pti words, zing emb. pwd., bakers twine, button, lil inkers die, copics

Monday, November 05, 2012

Paper Pretties / Crocuses - Happy Anniversary

Monday November 5, 2012
Welcome to another Paper Pretties   challenge... this week is USE TWO OR MORE CIRCLES..    this is a re-release of Paper Pretties these gorgeous crocuses and my circles are kind of hidden but I do have three half pearls on the sentiment.. I tried to give the wave to the sentiment putting a dimension behind the happy part. Hope it comes out in the photo. Plus I raised the white paper from the green layer.. I want spring to come now that I look at this. In time : )
make it Monday 114 - open anything goes
one stitch at a time 138 - anything goes
sentimental Sunday 127 - dimensions
the crafty pad 195 - anything goes
basic grey 80 - anything goes

recipe:  paper pretty digi crocuses, bazzill, basic grey, copics, lil inkers stitched die, spellbinder, kaisercraft half pearls.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Unscripted Sketches #183 - Oh Carp!

Saturday November 3, 2012
Welcome to a new sketch at Unscripted Sketch
I hope you get a change to play along with this weeks sketch.
 This is the card I made for the sketch challenge.. I hate it when I make cards all the time but I seem to forget to send them out in time for the birthday person.. I love this darling stamp set from Taylored Expressions. Her blog is awesome, if you get a chance check out her blog  she also has an awesome subscribe to monthly kit which is filled with awesome supplies and if you add any add on you get a percentage off and free shipping as long as its during your monthly shipping time.. Check her store out..    Don't forget to play along at Unscripted Sketches too.
card crafters circle 47 - pattern paper
raise the bar 118 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks 114 - a day to remember
c.r.a.f.t. 179 - birthday
make it monday 113 - open

recipe: oh carp! te, bazzill, not quite navy paper and ink su, prima, mme, die, simon says, copics, stickles

Catch the Bug Anything goes Saturday

Saturday November 3, 2012
Catch the bug challenge Saturday is an all time favorite of mine:  Anything goes...
Welcome to November. It's a great month because it's my birthday month, my son's birthday. I am over my health issues (having three surgeries in three months) and going back to work on the 13th. Wow won't that be a big change.. 
I hope your have a great month. Still praying for those with weather issues. It's that time of year and I pray that this years winter will be a mild safe one for all.
This is my atg's card. I love the digi shoe designs that Catch the bug has and of course you can color it any colors/styles you want.. Love that. I hope you get to play along.
crafty catz 157- add texture
card crafters circle 47 - patterned paper
4 crafty chicks 114 - a day to remember
make it monday 113 - open

recipe:  hi heal shoe catch the bug digi, words hero arts, bazzill, fiddle sticks paper, memento ink, pizzaz aplenty half pearls, ms punch, scraps, ribbon, ranger ink, copics