Saturday, December 28, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #237 - From my heart to your home

 Saturday December 28, 2013

This is the card I made to go along with the sketch. I just noticed I probably should of had one of the images a home... to go along with the sentiment. No matter I like it and know I can use it.
I hope you find time to play along at Unscripted sketches.
recipe: bazzill, scraps, simon says cupcake pantry, pti love lives here, pti inks, su punch, viva pearl pen.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy Birthday

Friday December 27, 2013
I was asked by a friend to make a Birthday card for a male.. well those always seem to be hard for me so I thought about it and wasn't too long ago I saw Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner doing some similar die cutting and shadow look, also using washi tape and cover a scrap of card stock and cutting out the image. Well I did strips of washi and then cut out the happy about 5 times. Once with washi and rest in white. I layered it to give it more depth and sturdy the word cutting. I am loving the way it came out. I stamped the Birthday and tied a seam binding ribbon and attached a brad to the center.
Cute card Thursday #301 - atg
Make it Monday #171 - atg
Charisma Cardz #49 - atg
Whimsy Stamps #66 - party time
Crafty girls #8 - atg
Creative knockout #17 - atg
recipe: bazzill, pti die, pti words, mmf summer splash, clud 9 brad, seam binding, washi tape

Catch the bug /Free Friday - happy birthday

Friday December 27, 2013
Catch the bug Free Friday image is WHIP CREAM this darling cupcake stamp. I can see I will be using this image a lot.
I used my versa mark ink and happy birthday stamp from PTI and stamped it all over the background. Added some washi tape to the left side and colored the cupcake and cut it out and add it with foam squares to give it a lift. I love this card and happy feel it brings.
I hope you pop over to CTB and grab this Free Friday image. If for some reason it's not there please check back later. Sometimes life gets in the way and things get posted a little late. You wont want to miss this image.

Cute card Thursday #301 - atg
Make it Monday #171 - atg
Creative knockout #17 - atg
Whimsy stamps #66 - party time
Crafty girls #8 - atg
Crafts 4 eternity #156 - something new (digi)
Stampin for the weekend - atg
recipe:  whip cream /ctb, kraft, washi tape, pti words, stickles, glitter pen, copics

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Paper Pretties #290 - Ring in the new year challenge.. Celebrate

December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays I hope you are having a great day and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
Paper Pretties #290 last challenge of 2013 and the theme is "Ring in the New Year"
I chose to use Clark to ring in the new year  He looks like he'd be fun to celebrate with.
I used a Simon Says "celebrate" stamp for the white space behind Clark. Hay, check out the background paper. I used some old scrapbook paper I just did not care for and then added some paints to my gelli plate (that I made) and laid the paper down in it and wa-la this is what I got. I love the little detail lines in the background which is from the dp but the pink, orange, red is all paint I added and brayer very softly and love what I got. I have a large spool of this lovely variegated ribbon that I don't use enough. I love it and love how it went with my background paper.
Bearly mine #117 - atg
Make it Monday #171 - atg
Loves rubber stamps #83 - holiday blitz/atg
613 Avenue create - atg
Melonheadz friends - atg
Whimsy Stamps #66- party time
Delightful Challenges - celebrate!
recipe:  pp/clark, ss words, copics, genisus die, gelli plate /acrylics, bazzill base, wink of stella, ranger ink.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Catch the bug / New Release - Make a wish

December 24, 2013
OK you ready for Christmas??? It's now or never. I guess we are as ready as possible. It's just me and hubby this year so kind of quiet, laid back. We'll have a turkey breast and fixings and just enjoy the day.
Today is New Release at Catch the bug - moon peeker  I thought the dark paper kind of gave a night look and then the stars finished off he night time look. I thought this card would be good for a little one loosing a tooth or has a wish for something that the parent /grand parent knew would come true..
Make it Monday #172 - atg
Alphabet challenge - W -what ever you wish
613 Ave create #51 - atg
A*muse - atg
Challenges 4 everybody #36 - atg
Hobby Cutz #30 - atg
Pile it on #48 - use something that starts with "P" (moon "peeker, "paper zone paper, color "pens
recipe: moon peeker/bugaboo, paper zone paper, simon says words, tim holtz die, copic pens, wink of stella glitter

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #236 / May the sun

December 21, 2013

I saw this awesome saying and knew I had to use it for this sketch. I really kept this card C&S as the sentiment/paper was from MME and bazzell for the background, some su twine and it's done. Got to love easy this time of the year. My mind is so clouded with all else going on with Christmas that this was perfect. I hope you find time to play along. It's a busy week but maybe something simple like this will fit in your schedule.

Make it Monday #171 - atg
Charisma cardz - atg
Word art Wednesday #111 - atg
Divas by design - atg
Crafts 4 eternity #155 - atg
Polkadoodles - atg
recipe: bazzill, mme/lost and found/su twine

Friday, December 20, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - enjoy the Fun that winter brings

Friday December 20, 2013
What'ja think?  Cute, cold, I love it's look and makes for a cute Christmas card for a child or anyone who loves penguins. I have a cousin who loves penguins.. hummm
I decided on a circle card and added my little clouds to the background and some stickles on the snowball and the snow mound he's standing on. I added a couple of cushy acrylic hearts just to pop in some color and some love.
He's free so head over to Catch the bug/bugaboo and get your self a darling penguin. If it's not there right now check back..sometimes life gets in the way and it gets posted a little later. He is free and for a week but don't forget to get it before that week is over.
Make it Monday #171 - atg
Charisma Cardz - atg
Paper shelter - atg
Little red wagon - non traditional colors
Clear it out - warm fuzzy/use something with texture(hearts/snowball)
Crafts 4 eternity #155 - atg
Polkadoodle - atg
QKR stampede #69 - happy holidays
Totally papercraft #197 - Christmas non traditional colors
recipe: mft die, qq ink, copics, stickles, pti words

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Aud Sentiments #96 - Merry Christmas

Wednesday December 18, 2013
Welcome to another two week challenge at

      Our sponsor for this two week challenge is The Paper Shelter

For my image I chose to use Paper Shelter " Christmas candy fairy"  isn't she cute? So dainty and precious. I thought the side stripe paper reminded me of the candy cane and I love this holly die from Taylored Expressions. It's a great background die.  I hope you find time to play along and maybe make a new Christmas card for next year if your done with this years. 

Make it Monday #171 - atg
Kaboodle doodle #202 - Christmas colors
Love to create #96 - atg
Squigglefly #50 - use red somewhere
Eureka Stamps #70 - its starting to look
One stitch at a time #194 - atg
Papertake Weekly - last Christmas card of the year
Love Rubberstamps #83 - holiday blitz/atg
Through the craftroom door - atg
recipe: paper shelter digi, bazzill, te die, dcwv, ribbon, spellbinder die, words ss, corner chomper, viva pearl pen, copics, wink of stella brush, pti die

Paper Pretties #289 - Let It Snow /Take time to enjoy the season

Wednesday December 18, 2013
Wow next Wednesday will be Christmas. Hope everyone is ready and you have all your cards mailed. I just mailed mine.
I also hope you have enough time to make one more Christmas card for the challenge at
I used Hamilton digi making a snow angel. I remember doing this many years ago in my younger days.  I added some die cut snowflakes to finish off the snow scene. Easy card to make.
Make it Monday #171 - atg
Love to create #96 - atg
One stitch at a time #194 - atg
Sentimental Sunday #185 - non traditional Christmas colors
Cupcake inspiration #241 - let it snow
613 Avenue create #50 - atg /twist c&s
Allsorts #237 - snowflakes
Papertake weekly - last Christmas card of the year
Love rubber stamps #83 - holiday blitz/atg
Through the craftroom door - atg
recipe: Hamilton digi /pp, mft words, mme paper, ss & mft snowflakes, glitter, su ink, copics, wink of stella glitter brush, stickles

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Catch the bug New Release - Santa Ornament - Deck the halls

Tuesday December 17, 2013
It's Tuesday and that means it's New Release day at Catch the bug
The Catch the bug design team is taking a little two week vacation from the 15-30th -  but we are still going to bring to you the New Release and Free Friday cards.. We want to give you all a look at what is new.. so keep looking on Tuesdays and Fridays..
This new release is Santa Ornament 
I wanted to make a Christmas card with out the traditional colors so this is what I came up with. I also had some circles setting on my desk from a previous attempt at a project so used them to make this card. I like how it came out. My mother loved Christmas and never had the traditional colors on any of her trees. They were always so pastel and elegant. I miss her, especially this time of the year. (same with my dad) I miss them both.
Make it Monday #171 - atg
Love to create #96 - atg
One stitch at a time #194 - atg
Sentimental Sunday #184 - non traditional xmas colors
613 Avenue create #50 - atg /twist c&s
Allsorts #237 - snowflakes
Totally gorjuss #214 - special Christmas
Recipe: su base, dcwv scraps, scraps, pti words, mft die, glitter, ss die, copics, clear embossing powder.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #235 / just want to espresso

Saturday December 14, 2013
Can you believe Christmas is almost here. It's coming so fast and today I used this sketch to make a card other than Christmas. I am kind of tired of making them for awhile.
This is Unscripted Sketches #235 weekly challenge.

I got this new stamp set from Reverse Confetti and couldn't wait to put it to use. I am loving this stamp set. It's not a venti Carmel frappachino but its a latte so that is good. I like the little doily behind the circle, it reminds me of being in a nice restaurant and having the doily under the coffee cup.  I love my coffee. We just found out about Dutch Bro coffee shop and oh my they have wonderful coffee. They are based out of Oregon and we have a few on this SW side of Washington. We have one coming to our little town, not soon enough because right now we have to drive an hour to get a Dutch Bro coffee...
Make it Monday #170 - atg
Word art Wednesday #110 - atg
Challenges 4 everybody #35 - atg
Created with love #70 - atg
Divas by design - atg
4 Crafty chicks #172 - food and/or drink
Ladybug crafts - keep it c&s
recipe: su paper, scraps, doily, reverse confetti image, star background, simon says (line along bottom) viva pearl pen, copics, su punches

Friday, December 13, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday - Christmas Cheer

Friday December 13, 2013
Today's Friday the 13th, but its not bad luck for you today... as Bugaboo has this awesome FREE FRIDAY - Alligator candy cane image.. So you're in luck. Head over and pick up this cutie. Head over to Catch the bug
If for some reason it's not there right now, check back as some times life gets in the way and it gets posted later than usual. It is free Friday and will be around for a week.
I made my card using this image and kept it kind of simple. I used washi tape for the background design and colored the fun image and added a sentiment and it's done. I love the bright colors this card has. The card base kind a looks blue but its really a nice soft green, almost the color of the alligator. I hate when colors don't come out true after the photo is taken.
Make it Monday #170 - atg
Word art Wednesday #110 - atg
Challenges 4 everybody #35 - atg
Created with love #70 - atg
Ladybug crafts - keep it c&s
Diva by designs - atg
Cute card Thursday #299 - Christmas catch up
Creative knockouts #15 - tis the season
Craftyhazelnuts December extra - Christmas
recipe: bazill base, washi tape, bugaboo free image, simon says words, tech tues words, copics,, pti ink, quick quote ink, corner chomper

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Paper Pretties #288 challenge/ white on white / Happy birthday

Wednesday December 11, 2013
I know it's not a Christmas card but I needed some birthday cards so this is what I decided to make today. 
The challenge at Paper Pretties #288 is WHITE ON WHITE  so I found a sentiment from Kuyper present (mouse)  I really liked the open space in the letters as it went more with the white on white look.  I used the happy embossing folder to give a lot of texture and some ribbon and a white pearl brad for some more white. I rounded the corners with a chomper and called it good. Oh I did use the wink of stella glitter brush on each letter to give a little shine.
Make it Monday #170 - atg
Created with love #70 - atg
Through the craftroom door - atg
Ladybug craft - keep it c&s
Challenges 4 everybody #35 - atg
Word art Wednesday #110 - atg
Diva by designs - atg
recipe: white su, embossing folder, sentiment pp, lush brad, wink of stella glitter brush, corner chomper, white ribbon

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Unscripted sketches #234 / Happy birthday

Saturday December 7, 2013
Welcome to another sketch from Unscripted Sketches #234  I hope you play along and post your card over at US. You can turn the sketch, make a card, scrapbook page or framed project. Just have fun and play along.

This is the card I came up using the above sketch. I was not sure on those little dots on the side but thought I would add the twine an bow that would be some of the dots and the die cut hearts would be the others. Also the background paper is made with the plaid stamp set from My favorite things. I used a red and blue to get this look. I was really surprised how well this came along. I also did it diagonal vs. horizontal or vertical. I like the look. I made this card for my grandson by marriage.. He's turning 17 he's loved all my cards so hope he loves this one too. I do and will be using this plaid stamp set more in the future.
Make it Monday #169 - atg
Card crafters circle #104 - celebrate
Crafty catz #210 - 2 or more dies
Sister act #36 - atg
Fussy and fancy #103 - hearts
Stampin for the weekend - use some red
Word art Wednesday #109 - atg
recipe: su very vanilla, mft plaid stamp, pti ink, pti die, ss die, reverse confetti happy, bakers twine, corner chomper, scrap blue and red, stickles

Catch the bug Christmas Chaos Dec 1-7

December 1-7, 2013
This post will stay at the top all week so look for this weeks challenges below.
Welcome to a week of Christmas Chaos at Catch the bug. We have a lot of fun planned and I hope you play along. It's a full week of fun.
 Here is what the week has in store for you.  I GRAND PRIZE WINNER who participates in ALL 7 challenges: 7 free images each month for 6 months and opportunity to BE OUR GUEST for 3 months. 
2nd place winner who participates in ALL 7 challenges: $50 gift card from Bugaboo and a guest designer spot for 2 months.
3rd place winner who participates in ALL 7 challenges: $30 gift card from Bugaboo and a guest designer spot for 1 month.
We will also have daily winners:
1 person each day will win  7 Bugaboo Stamp Digi Images
1 person each day will win 4 Bugaboo Stamp Digi Images
1 person each day will win 2 Bugaboo Stamp Digi Images
                                    SO LET THE CHAOS BEGIN!!!


Christmas chaos day 7 - Catch the bug / anything goes

Saturday December 7, 2013
This is the last day for the Christmas chaos at Catch the bug and I hope you've been playing along. There are a lot of prizes to win and if you played every day you have even a better chance to win.  Today we are at the end.. Today is ANYTHING GOES
I used AKV santa tree and placed him over this darling die plate I got from Lil Inker.
I used some striped holiday paper and love the flow of the paper colors and the words are awesome. This was perfect for adding the Santa and tree. I ran glitter over the card to catch the adhesive I could not get remove. I like the added look the glitter gives.
Make it Monday #169 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #109  - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts - Dec. Christmas
Paper Craft Journey - it's Christmas time
Card makin mama #77 - merry Christmas
Fun with shapes and more #149 - nikolaus
Jellypark - Christmas all month long
Digi haven - merry Christmas
recipe: akv santa tree, green su, dcwv dp, lil inker die plate, glitter, stickles, copics

Friday, December 06, 2013

Christmas chaos #6 - Catch the bug/ photo inspiration/Free Friday

Friday December 6, 2013
Free Friday Christmas kid girl
Welcome to day 6 of Christmas chaos at Catch the bug
I hope your have been having fun playing along with this weeks challenges. Today we have another one for you. This photo challenge.

I was not sure how to place this Free Friday girl into the photo. Well I thought just make her look like she is just walking in the forest. She looks like she's sleep walking..LOL 
I got this Christmas tree stamp set from Simon says and loved the look so instead of going for the colors in the photo I tried to go more for the actual photo just tweaked it to work for me. I used ranger inks and spritzed them then ran my paper into it to get the effect I wanted. It was fun playing with the inks that way.

Make it Monday #169 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's - Dec. Christmas cards
Word Art Wednesday #109 - anything goes
Simon Says - make own background
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts - Dec. Christmas
Paper Craft Journey - its Christmas time
Digi haven - merry Christmas
Card makin mama #77 - merry Christmas
Jellypark - Christmas all month long
recipe: free Friday Christmas kid girl, ranger inks for background, ss trees, words?, stickles, copics

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Christmas chaos day 5 - Catch the bug pick a treat

Thursday December 5, 2013
Welcome to day 5 and today's challenge is Favorite Holiday treat /favorite holiday recipe (Oldie but goodie)
Pick a treat:
1. gingerbread cookies / use 2 stripes, 3 brads or bling, 4 layers
2. Sugar cookies with sprinkles / make your card a shape other than square or rectangle, 3 pieces of bling and ribbon
3. Homemade holiday chocolates / use ONLY card stock, no designer papers, embossing and 2 layers
4. Spiked egg nog / use a border punch, polka dots, glitter & item of your choice
5. Candy canes / use red, white and stripes and BLING
6. Fruit cake / make it funny & use ONLY scraps to create your card
I chose #2  sugar cookies with sprinkles.  Made a circle card and used various sizes to give depth and colors, added my three pieces of bling and ribbon.  I used the image an oldie but goodie
 Make it Monday #169 - anything goes
The ribbon girl - ho ho ho Chirstmas
IDIC # 188 - Christmas cards
Crafty Hazelnut's - Dec. Christmas cards 
ABC Christmas - X out of the boX - no square cards
Word art Wednesday #109 - anything goes
Crafting Musketeers #8 - layer it up
recipe: deacon candy cane, su green, scraps, mft die, pti words, amer craft snowflakes, copics, ranger, glitter, pti ink, ribbon, stars?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Aud Sentiments #95 / Tag -sentiment / Snowy Greetings

Wednesday December 4, 2013
Aud Sentiments challenge #95 - TAGS and a sentiment

Sponsor for this two week challenge is from Stampfairy

This is the tag I made using the Stampfairy image  Mimi Winter... burr she makes me cold with her not having coat on.. LOL  leave it up to a mother to see this but I love the image and she was fun to color and add all the sparkle to her.  I don't make tags enough and this was fun making a larger layered tag. I love the way it came out.

Dream Valley #71 - anything but a card
Kaboodle Doodles #200 - start of winter
Crafty Hazelnut's - December extra
Make it Monday #169 - anything goes
Love to create #94 - holiday gift/3d project
613 Create avenue - anything goes/twist gift packing
Paper Makeup #117 - snow fun
The pink elephant #228 - winter
Squigglefly #48 - put some sparkle on it
Created with love #69 - Christmas
Crafty Sentiment - tag along
recipe: mimi winter/stampfairy, green, mme scraps, su die, marvy punch, glitter, copics, su punch, ep brad, rick rack, pti words

Paper Pretties #287 - Holiday Card / Merry Christmas

Wednesday December 4, 2013
Paper pretties #287 challenge this week is HOLIDAY CARD
Tis the season and you all probably have your holiday cards done but what's one more. I hope you enter into the challenge and win some awesome images. 
I used Tis the season Sophie for the image. I loved this flourish background and the green print to add some movement to the card. The ribbon is always a nice touch. I peeked the banner with Merry Christmas out of the side and added the holly leafs to the side. She was fun to color. I think I need a pair of those boots. I love my UGGS. sure hers are similar.
Crafty Hazelnuts - December extra
Make It Monday #169 - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodle - start of winter
The Ribbon girl - ho ho ho Christmas
Created with love #69 - Christmas
Simon Says - with a flourish
recipe: pp/tis the season Sophie, bazzill, mme lush, ribbon, pti die and stamp holly, viva pearl pen, black scrap, sb die, stickles, glitter spica pen, copics

Christmas chaos day 4 -Catch the bug -ugly sweater

Wednesday December 4, 2013
This was a fun card to make, not that the other weren't but hay how cute is this ugly sweater???
Create a funny card using someone's ugly sweater below!!
1.  Dad's ugly sweater / use blue, green & gold + Santa
2.  Mom's ugly sweater / use red, green & yellow + an angel
3.  Hubby's ugly sweater / red, blue & cream + a reindeer
4.  My ugly sweater / red, silver & green + a snowman
5.  Kiddo's ugly sweater / yellow, blue, green & red + a teddy bear
I chose #4. my ugly sweater/red, silver & green + a snowman.  I made my card base then took my circle punch and did the next and arm cuts then used my scallop punch to make the deco around arm area. Used a punch to make the sweater front and dp to make trees and design behind the snowman which is snowman star
Make it Monday #169 - anything goes
One stitch at a time #192 - digi
Sentimental Sunday #183 - traditional Christmas colors
IDIC #188 - Christmas cards
A*muse - green/red plus 1
Crafty Hazelnut's - Dec. Christmas
Loves Rubberstamps #81 - anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes /cas or less is more
recipe: old snowman star bugaboo, red bazzill, dcwv scraps, pti words, fiskar punch, su punch, glitter, corner chomper, silver brads, copics, embossing folder, mft die

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Christmas Chaos day 3 /Catch the bug - Favorite way to unwind

Tuesday December 3, 2013
pick one!!
1. cocoa and Christmas music /use color chocolate & something silver
2. fuzzy blanket & a fire / use texture and at least 3 layers
3. egg nog & holiday movie / use color cream & funny sentiment
4. take a nap / non traditional Christmas colors & bling
I chose to #1.cocoa & Christmas music / color chocolate & something silver. I embossed the background with embossing folder then ran gray whale over the raised parts, used silver glitter on the snowflakes, added silver twine and adhered to chocolate brown card base.  For the music part I used MFT words "you make my heart sing".
Make it Monday #169 - anything goes
Once stitch at a time #192 - digi
The ribbon girl - ho ho ho Christmas
IDIC #188 - Christmas cards
Crafty Hazelnuts - Dec. Christmas
Papertake weekly - anything goes/cas or less is more
Stamping boutique - 1 digi 3 embellishments /glitter stickles
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Love rubberstamps #81 - anything goes
The Christmas Challenge #22- snow
recipe: NR bugaboo, embossing folder, scraps, su brown, gray whale ink, mft & ss die, art inst. glitter, mft & ss words, su twine