Saturday, September 28, 2013

Unscripted Sketch #224 - Happy Birthday

Saturday September 28 , 2013
Unscripted Sketch #224 challenge.  This week the sketch is quite simple. I hope you head over to Unscripted and play along.
 I thought I would try a fall theme Happy Birthday card. My birthday is in November and I have other family/friends that have birthdays  in the fall months.  I thought I would use art glitter on the image and give it a nice shine. I used color pens first to color the images and then put color glitter over the ink areas I like the look and very little of the color pen can be seen and that is fine. I think I may try this again. I have so much of that art glitter that was so popular years ago.

Delightful Challenge - happy fall y'all
Word Art Wednesday #99 - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - bingo (flowers/sentiment/bling)
The Squirrel And The Fox - happy birthday
Creative Moments #26 - frame it
Happy Camper #22 - show us your flowers
recipe: su / bazzill papers, taylor expression embrace beauty stamps, markers, art glitters, mft die, embossing folder, su brilliant blue ink, stickles

Catch the bug Saturday challenge - Photo challenge / Just a note

Saturday September 28, 2013
Catch the bug Saturday challenge is a photo challenge. These can be tricky for me but I think I pulled it off. I hope you find time to play along. You can always win some awesome digi's so play along.

I chose to use AKV school kids for the image and stay with the school theme of the photo. Awesome paper from Sassafras helped me make the card. Fun colors.

Word Art Wednesday #99 - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Make It Monday #159 - anything goes
Creative Knockouts - your favorite things (papers, copics, punches)
Partytime Tuesday #139 - anything goes
recipe: ctb/akv school kids, bazzill, sassafras dp, pti stamp, su punch, momento, copics, tim holtz staple, corner chomper

Friday, September 27, 2013

Catch The Bug - Free Friday Monster birthday present/Happy Birthday

Friday September 27, 2013
Catch the bug Free Friday brings you MONSTER BIRTHDAY PRESENT
Isn't this a cute happy card? I love the little happy image and thought the bright colors just made him/her a happier little monster. This was a fun card to make and I needed that special yellow against the blue banner and so used washi tape and just laid it down three times to build the color. Not like I don't have enough washi tape.  The happy birthday is kind of small and I guess I could of moved it over closer but my intention when I stamped it was to move the image piece over to the edge. But once I had it there I did not care for it so moved it over. Lot's of times I am the worst critic as the recipient love my cards and don't see the flaws I see. I love this craft.
Fab N Funky #186 - button it up
Make It Monday #159 - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Creative Knockouts - your favorite things (echo park dp, copics)
The Squirrel and the Fox #53 - happy birthday
As You Like It #11 - favorite sentiment and why? - happy birthday, because everyone has a birthday and it's a day to celebrate YOU.
recipe:  monster birthday present/ctb, echo park dp, su blue, scraps, washi tape, buttons, twine, pti words, glitter pen wink of stella, corner chomper, quick quote ink, memento ink, copics.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Aud Sentiment #90 - For a child sentiment / Everything is better

Wednesday September 25, 2013
It's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiment #90  The theme is   "for a child sentiment"
Our sponsor for this challenge is Beccy's Place - she has some cute images and I chose to use Lily and I thought she looked like she was offering this lily flower to the squirrel.

I decided to not use DP for my card but make my own clouds using a template I made and ranger ink. I die cut the squirrel from Taylor Expression stamp/die set. I used color pencils to color the image and a little sparkle on her wings. This was a fun image thanks to Beccy's Place.

Make It Monday #159 - anything goes
Paper Makeup #107 - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time #182 - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations #229 - woodland critters
613 Avenue Create #38 - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #100 - winged things
Partytime Tuesday #139 - anything goes
Bearly-Mine #105 - anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #120 - Kids
Tuesday Throwdown #166 - c&s
recipe: lily/beccys place, color pencils, darcies words, rubber seed co, te die and stamp, stickles, ranger ink, cloud template.

Paper Pretties #277 - Dancing is Dreaming with your feet

Wednesday September 25, 2013
Paper Pretties #277 challenge for this week is NO DESIGNER PAPER
This I thought would kind of be a challenge because I knew the images I had to work with... But I figured it out and am very pleased with the results. (I will never give up my DP thought, but once in awhile it's ok)
I used Ballerina Sophia masking her off and using PTI music and basic retro stamps for the background. I had to use music WHY? because she is dancing and the music fit the theme of the image. Wouldn't this be darling for that daughter or granddaughter for her dance recital. I have a granddaughter that takes lessons.. hum might have to put this one aside.
Make It Monday #159 - anything goes
Paper Makeup Stamps #107 - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time #182 - anything goes
613 Avenue Create #38 - anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #120 - kids
Tuesday Throwdown #166 - c&S
Bearly - Mine #105 - anything goes
Party Time Tuesday #139- anything goes
recipe: ballerina Sophia/pp, pti music/basic retro, pti ink, copics, corner chomper, viva pearl pen

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Kind words can be short and easy to speak

Sunday September 22, 2013
Good day, any one notice it's getting colder, darker lately. I really have a love - hate relationship with this time of year. I need the sun to feel energized but love the coziness of the cooler weather. Time to break out the nice quilt, enjoy some hot chocolate and read a good book with my dog curled beside me. Not that I cant do this in the summer time but colder weather makes it more comfy.
I was thinking of hot chocolate when I made my card. I used color pencils and really like the look. Again I dug in my scrap container and found this die cut to fill that empty space under the sentiment.
Just wanted to share this card and know that I can make cards that don't belong in a DT theme. LOL.
Sugar Creek Hollow #70 - falls in the air
One Stitch At A Time #182 - anything goes
Pile It On #58 - cool & warm colors
Word Art Wednesday #98 - anything goes
recipe: su very vanilla, memento, hearts and coffee uptown rubber, verve framed wishes, spellbinder, color pencils, corner chomper

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #223 / This world is but a canvas

Saturday September 21, 2013
Unscripted Sketches #223 challenge. you can turn the sketch, make a scrapbook page, or framed image.

This is the card I made using the above sketch. See how easy it is to follow the sketch. I hope you play along. I have had this stamp set from Reverse Confetti for awhile and been waiting to use it and found this the perfect time. I used two different color box inks to ink the feather and love the look. The card was a little plain with just the words and feather so I used some Mr. Huey spritz to add some color then I used the clear glittery spray so it has a nice shine to it. Use some favorite colors - the dusty rose and turquoise/teal. Love this card.

Divas by Design - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #98 - anything goes
Through The CraftRoom Door - anything goes
Make It Monday #158 - anything goes
Nut Crafters #52 - favorite color combo (rose and teal)
recipe: bazzill, reverse confetti stamps, color box ink, qq ink, mr huey spray, su punch

Friday, September 20, 2013

Catch the bug / Free Friday / Happy Pumpkin Season

Friday September 20, 2013
Catch the bug Free Friday is PUMPKIN TAG
Cute huh? I used some Stella glitter pen on the yellow nose and mouth but you really cant get the full effect on the computer. In real life it looks like candle light behind it. Great tag for those special Halloween gifts, treat bags. It's free so head over to CTB and grab it before it goes up for sale.
Divas By Design - anything goes
Inky Impression #126 - food, glorious food (pumpkin is food- duh)
Word Art Wednesday #98 - anything goes
Make It Monday #158 - anything goes
recipe: ctb pumpkin tag, bazzill, washi tape, sequins, stella wink of glitter, viva pearl pen, corner chomper, copics

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Paper Pretties #276 School Spirit / this is my future

Wednesday September 18, 2013
Paper Pretties #276  and our theme for this week is SCHOOL SPIRIT.. I think with fall coming, school started and "this is my future" was a good caption for my card. How children study, what they learn could/would be for their future.
I used darling Poindexter a digi from Paper Pretties for the cute image.
One Stitch At A Time #181 - autumn
Quirky Crafts #19 - small world
CupCake Inspirations #228 - color challenge
Craft Your Passion #180 - autumn/fall colors
Make It Monday #158 - anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #80 - anything goes
Created With Love #58 - anything goes
recipe:poindexter/pp, words tech. Tuesday, bazzill, club scrap, quick quote scraps, candies, zing embossing powder, pti dies, copics

Catch the bug / Humor Me Wednesday / Like a pirate day

Wednesday September 19, 2013
Humor me Wednesday at Catch the bug brings you LIKE A PIRATE DAY.. who better than
I am liking the bright colors. I don't use white on a card enough and I do like this. I used washi tape there on the bottom.. just because. 
Quirky Crafts #19 - small world
Make It Monday #158 - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodle #189 - anything but a square
Love to Create #83 - cas
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #80 - anything goes
Created With Love #58 - anything goes
recipe:  akv pirate anchor/ctb, verve words, su card base, pti ink, washi tape, birds?, te wave die, marvy ink birds, wink of stella glitter, copics

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Catch the bug New Release - goofy halloween cat /BOO

Tuesday September 17, 2013
Catch the bug New Release Tuesday brings you GOOFY HALLOWEEN CAT - this one is really goofy cat. I had to pull out this cool cat Halloween paper from Recollection and of course some scary spiders that I die cut using Taylored Expression die..I thought with him being a little scared he needs to be set at an angle. Goofy Cat.
I love these colors the purple, orange, green are one of my favorite color themes, so fall/autumn my favorite time of the year for rich colors. 

One Stitch At A Time #181 - Autumn
Sentimental Sunday #172 - humorous
Craft Your Passion #180 - fall/autumn colors
Kaboodle Doodle #189 - anything but square
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #80 - anything goes
Created With Love #58 - anything goes
Make It Monday #158 - anything goes
Love to Create #83 - C&S
recipe:  goofy Halloween cat/ctb, mft die, te spider die, ms punch, recollection dp, bazzill, spellbinder, copics, stickles

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #222 - Happiness and cheers birthday

Saturday September 14, 2013
How are we in the middle of September already?? I can't believe the older you get the faster life goes.
Well it's time for another sketch from Unscripted Sketches #222
We don't have many players lately at Unscripted Sketches so I hope you find time to head over and play along with our sketch. It's fun to see the awesome cards that do get entered. I'd love the see more players.

This is the card I made using the sketch... see you don't have to follow it to the "T"... just close to the sketch. You can turn it, as I did, and or make a scrapbook page, a framed picture.. just play along.

If you have been reading my past post's I told you about going through my papers and sorting out the colors into other box's and making my life easier. Well I came across this flower that I obviously did at one time or another. I really do not remember when I did this but it is my stamp - penny black- and it would be colors I used. So I recycled it and made it part of my card.. Sweet huh. I love that I could make this card using an old image.

Anything Goes #100 - in the garden
Flutter By Wednesday #252 - autumn colors
Crafts 4 Eternity #141 - recycle
Paper Crafting Journey - flowers
NutCrafters #51 - cas
Creative Moments #25 - birthday/anything goes
Make It Monday #157 - anything goes
recipe: bazzill, penny black flower, pti inside out words, te die, su punch, dcwv, ranger, memento

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Catch the bug / Humor me Wednesday/ an apple a day

Wednesday September 11, 2013
Boy am I a day late (and a dollar short) I completely forgot about needing to post this card yesterday for Humor me Wednesday at
 Catch the bug. There are so many different humor me topics for this week but I chose Positive thinking Day.. an apple a day... keeps the doctor away. That's positive thinking right?
Penny's Paper Crafty #144 - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps #69 - have a sentiment on the front
Tuesday Throwdown #164 - anything goes
Make It Monday #157 - anything goes
Hobbycutz #15 - anything goes
recipe: picnic ant-apple,ctb, real red su, bg fact, stickers bg, copics, spellbinder die, punch

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Aud Sentiments #89 Fabulous Fall / NO HALLOWEEN / the absolute deliciousness of fall

Thursday September 12, 2013
Boy those two weeks went by fast and it's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments.
The challenge now is  FABULOUS FALL / NO HALLOWEEN
and remember to use a sentiment.
(also only up to 5 cards can be entered)

The sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Fairy and I used their darling image Mimi Fall Time
 I really wanted to keep this card simple as the image is so darling and I did not want to fussy cut anything because of the leaves and because this is what the card is all about. I did not want to use copics so I dug out the prisma pencils and colored her in. I love this look and fun colors. I had to add the touches of Washi tape to kind of pull it together. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.  I remember as a little girl raking up leaves and then jumping in them and this kind of reminded me of that. Not all of the leaves have fallen yet so she's waiting to jump later in the season.. 

JellyPark - all about kids
Make It Monday #157 - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss #200 - anything goes
Pile It On #36 - Tic Tac Toe ( autumn colors/image/for a child
recipe: very vanilla/su, mimi falltime/stampfairy, prisma color pencils, technique tues. words, washi tape, su ink, corner chomper

Paper Pretties #275 - Distress - Happy Birthday Dude!

Wednesday September 11, 2013
Paper Pretties #275 Distress is this weeks theme. I thought I would distress the paper and give this a hilly look since the skate board dude is flying through the air and the road is below..way way below, he's really catching some air.. His name is Skater Zac
I love this card, the colors, the papers, it was really a fun card to make.  (I always seem to say that, don't I?) I again used some scraps from my scrap box of papers and just tore them. I fussy cut out the skater Zac image and just left the yellow card base as it looked like a nice sunny day.
Card Makin Mama #74 - for the kids
JellyPark - all about kids
Make It Monday #157 - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss #200 - anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox #52 - it's raining men
recipe: bazzill base, quick quote dp, skater zac pp image, copics, spica pen, memento black ink

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Catch the bug - New Release -Flying by Witch

Tuesday September 10, 2013
Catch the bug new release - FLY BY WITCH
How do you like this new release??? It's cute huh. I chose some of my favorite colors to showcase her. I also love the image and coloring her in. This is complete with the sentiment too, how cool is that.  I think this will have to go to one of my grandchildren.
I used a Halloween skull embossing folder you can kind of see it on the orange. The green was with a dot embossing folder and die, I made the purple strip off to the left side using a piece of lace on tape and glitter. I  hope the glitter come over ok on the screen. I put some stickles on the stars and her hat buckle.  Hope you stop by Catch the bug and check out the new release
Card Makin Mama #74 - for the kids
JellyPark - all about kids
Make It Monday #157 - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss #200 - anything goes
recipe: fly by witch/ctb, bazzill, mft die, embossing folders, glitter, stickles, copics, corner chomper

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Catch the bug / Sunday Stella Sketch #141 - What's Up?

Sunday September 8- 2013
Welcome back to Sunday Stella Sketch #141 at Catch the bug  We are back with a new sketch every week. So get out those images and sentiments or not and play along.
 For my image I chose to use this darling bunny. Bunny Blocks  I love this little bunny and all the funny faces he has in the choice of digis, this is the face I chose out of the group of images. I thought this sentiment that I have was perfect for the cute face. What's Up? Doesn't he look like he's saying that?  I again used scraps from my stash for the die cuts and the blue is from my box of scraps. I have three box's (really four) with light, med and dark paper scraps in each so before I go to cut up more paper I check out the box's first. The fourth box is full of strips. you know those 1/2 - 2 inch long strips. Well that's the fourth box. I love being able to use of those scraps.

Stampin Royalty #192 - pattern paper
Simon Says - animal antics
Happy Camper #21 - use a stamp /rubber or digi
Word Art Wednesday #96- anything goes
recipe: bunny blocks/ctb, choco chip SU, club scrap, bg Lucille, spellbinder, corner chomper, su punches, mft dies, viva pearl pen, copics, words/rubber baby buggy bumper

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #221 / focus on what's important

Saturday September 7, 2013
We are back in the swing of things with our sketches. I hope you had fun with our flashback summer prize challenges.

 This is the card I made using the image above. I kind of wanted to keep it masculine so kept with the earthy colors and images in the photo frame. I do not make enough masculine cards but know I have people asking for masculine cards and thought this was a good one.

Whimsy Stamps #63 - masculine
Word Art Wednesday #96 - anything goes
Happy Camper #21 - use a stamp / rubber or digi
recipe: te oh snap! and die, embossing folder, bazzill, scraps, memento ink, diamond glaze, stickles

Catch The Bug - Anything goes / Sending you a Little Christmas

Saturday September 7-2013
Catch the bug Saturday challenge is Anything Goes.. Woo hoo that's always a fun challenge. I decided to make a Christmas card. I love this little image Wee ones Hapbee birthday image, but I made her a Christmas card. I love how you can do that it's just a matter of changing out the papers and of course the sentiment.
Stampin Royalty #192 - pattern paper
Word Art Wednesday #96 - anything goes
Whimsical Design - something old, something new (old is the papers and image, new bg chipboard brads
Happy Camper #21 - use a stamp /rubber or digi
C.R.A.F.T. #223 - Christmas
Cutie Pie #52 - cute Christmas
recipe: image/ctb, very vanilla su, bella blvd winter skies, bg chip board, su red, glitter, copics, ribbon, mft words

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Paper Pretties #274 - Paper PIERCING / Dancing is Dreaming

Wednesday September 4, 2013
Paper Pretties challenge #274.  The challenge for this week is
Paper PIERCING - not piecing but PIERCING.. holes.....    I had to look at the theme a couple of times to make sure I was reading it right..
I used this darling little Ballerina Sophia for the image and PIERCED a frame around her and the sentiment. I really like the gray and pinks together and hay look at the left side of the framed girl. I used a zig zag and wove it onto the side. I love this look and will have to remember to use this again. I also used on the right side the negative part of a die, and the heart ... all out of my scrap containers. I am loving those little scrap containers and go to them before I go to my dies.. I am sure there will be times I actually have to use a new embellishment but for now the scraps are the way to go.
Make it Monday #156 - anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls #112 - CAS
Bearly-Mine #102 - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps #68 - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #285- pretty in pink
recipe: ballerina Sophia/pp, bazzill, su dp, qq scraps, su piercing template, mft die, memento black, ranger pink, stickles, copics

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Catch the bug / BOO new release

Tuesday September 3, 2013
Tuesday New Release day Catch the bug 
September and yup Halloween is just around the corner. I don't usually do Halloween cards but this is the new release at Catch the bug, BOO GHOST. He is a cutie if ghost's can be cute. They are easy to color. At lease they way I colored it. Just a touch of light C1 gray in a couple of places. I loved coloring the BOO with the purples.
Make It Monday #156 - anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox #51 - spring or autumn (autumn)
Challenges 4 Everybody #28 - anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls #12 - CAS
Bearly -Mine #102 - anything goes
PaperTake Weekly - anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps #68 - anything goes

recipe: boo ghost/ctb, copics, wood stars, stickles, bazzill scalloped card, su die

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Tombow 100 day celebration / Color in a picture is like

Sunday September 1, 2013
I was asked by Tombow to participate in the "100 Day's of Tombow" and they sent me the color markers/ retro, Irojiten / vol.6 light grayish color pencils and runner/dot adhesive.  I love these products. I already use the Tombow runner, not this one but a smaller one for those tight places that a ATG can not do. I love this runner and the option for a dab of adhesive or a full run.
Tombow has been creating innovative products for the past 100 years.
They are raising money for the Council for Arts Education, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting and supporting art education and quality art programs nationwide. I am so happy to be a part of this awesome program.

So this is the card I made using the above products from Tombow.. (of course you know it's all held down using the Tombow runner.) believe me it is and it's holding strong.
I used the Retro color Markers to color the sentiment. I like that the pens are nice a juicy and gave me time to color the COLOR in separate colors and then do the rest of the sentiment and still stamped good (of course I huffed on it) and the colors are so vibrant.  I then  stamped the butterfly in Memento ink and used the Irojiten color pencils to color the butterfly. The colors blend wonderfully and cover really well. I will have to try some of the other volumes. There are 9 volumes.
I then used a shimmer mist in couple of colors to spritz the background to give some depth. I used stickles in various spots to give a little shimmer.  Tombow, Thanks so much for letting me participate in this awesome 100 day celebration.

Pumpkin Spice - anything goes
Allsorts #222 - it's all about the sentiment
Eclectic Ellapu - it's sentimental
Sister Act #22 - anything goes
Jelly Park Friends - things that fly!
Challenges 4 Everybody #28 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #284 - things with wings
Make It Monday #156 - anything goes
The Crafty Blogger - things with wings

recipe: Tombow - runner/dot adhesive, Tombow - Retro color markers, Tombow - Irojiten Vo.6 color pencils,  su white, bazzill blue and green paper, stamp scape butterfly, sentiments?, stickles, tattered angles spray mist.

To My Friend / thank you card

Sunday September 1, 2013
Hello everyone, I wanted to share a sweet card I made for my friend Jan Hunnicutt at Simply Handcrafted. She makes awesome cards and  awesome homemade soaps, lotions, bath products. I have been buying soaps from her for Christmas presents (and personal use) and I wanted to send her a card.  If you follow her on Face book which you will find in her link above you can follow along there too and see the awesome products she makes. I wish my computer had a smell button, I am sure her home smells awesome with all those fragrance's. I hope you visit her blog/face book and if you're interested in her products message her. You will not be disappointed.
I saw the technique for this design on Dawn O blog she has a video file showing this tech. I loved the idea and made a couple of cards. It's quite simple and gives a great look. So many choices and way to use those scraps, which I did.
Cupcake Inspiration #226 - color challenge
Eclectic Ellapu - it's sentimental
The Squirrel and Fox #51 - spring or autumn (spring)
Challenges 4 Everybody #28 - anything goes

recipe: su white and dp, club scrap blue scrap, dolphin song words, pizzaz a plenty flower, bg brad, ribbon, memento black ink