Friday, February 28, 2014

Catch the bug Free Friday - Cute Bear Balloon / Happy Birthday

Friday February 28, 2014
Today we have Cute Bear Balloon.. He's free so check out the image at Bugaboo/Catch the bug.  I decided to make a birthday card. I have two great grand kids who's birthdays are coming up and so I am thinking Jetta will get this one. Perfect for a little girl.
 if for some reason the image is not posted yet, please check back as he will be there for a week. Sometimes life gets in the way and things get posted later than usual.
Make it Monday #180 - atg
Little red wagon #226 - yearning for spring/color or flower or anything spring
Delightful Challenges - make it simple
Word art Wednesday #121 - atg
Tuesday throwdown #184 - atg
Chocolate, coffee and cards #59 - teddy bears
recipe: cute bear balloon/bugaboo, kraft, dp?, denami h/b, lil inker balloon stamp and die, copics, twine, wink of stella glitter.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paper Pretties #299 - TECHNIQUE /a good book

Wednesday February 26, 2014
 Before I forget ..only a few more days left to get 20% off you purchase at our Paper pretties store. Just choose what images you want be it digi or acrylic and at check out put in PPLOVE and your 20% will be taken off the total purchase. Nice huh?
Wednesday is a new challenge at Paper Pretties #299 - this challenge is TECHNIQUE...
Let see what you have to show as your technique. Tell us what you did. 
I thought it best to do photos vs. saying what my technique was. I love the different looks this can give and it's quite simple. Ink, embossing folder and your paper choice. See photos below on how I did my background...

Just ink the inside top flap with what your die/chalk ink

very - very carefully lay your card stock inside and close the top w/o moving it around

run it through your embossing/die cut machine

open and you should have a nice layer of ink on the lower part and the top part should be the card stock color. If you wish for the opposite look you can ink the bottom part of the embossing folder and then your ink will be on the raised part vs. the lower part. I wanted my sky to be blue and the cloud (swirls) to be lighter.

Here is my card using the above technique. I wanted a clouds effect. I used the image "story time Sophie" stamp and thought the green ribbon gave a grassy look. I had the perfect brad to add to the card.

QKR - friends are special
Make it Monday #180 - atg
Totally paper crafts #207 - spring
Allsorts #247 - ladies day
One stitch at a time #201 - girly
Sentimental Sunday #195 - make your own background
The squirrel and the fox #64 - something spooled
Tuesday throwdown #184 - atg
recipe: embossing folder, quick quote chalk ink, mme brad, card stock, bazzill, pti die, story time Sophia/pp, copics, ribbon

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo new release /nurse bunny/get well

Tuesday February 25, 2014
Woo hoo besides today being pay day.. :) it's also new release day at Catch the bug / Bugaboo.. We have Nurse Bunny... Cute huh????
I had fun layering this card and making a little tag (reverse confetti) that I don't use enough and love the look. I put glossy accents on the heart to give some shine. I also used my viva pearl pen, I use to use it a lot but have not done it lately. Always nice for that extra added touch of texture.
Card makin mama - stack it up
Make it Monday #180 - atg
My time to craft #236 - new things (digi)
Totally gorguss #224 - string the thing
Quirky craft #4 - layer it
A*muse - atg
The squirrel and the fox #64 - something spooled
recipe: bugaboo/nurse bunny, su kraft, bazzill, bg Olivia, simon says get well, reverse confetti die, su heart punch, copics, hero art ink, su scallop punch, glossy accents, viva pearl pen, twine.

Monday, February 24, 2014

With Sympathy

Monday February 24, 2014
I have a dear friend who recently lost her dad. Always so sad. I've lost both of my parents and know how she feels, she has lost both of her parents now too... I made this card for her and her family.
It was a new stamp set from Simon Says Stamps which I have been wanting to use. I really kept this card simple. It's all about comfort.
Sister Act #45 - atg
My time to craft #236 - new things (stamp set)
Pumpkin spice #60 - flowers
Make it Monday #180 - atg
A*muse - atg
recipe: su base, simon says always & forever, copics, scrap, wink of stella, memento.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #245 - I thank my God

Saturday February 22, 2014
It's time for another sketch from Unscripted Sketches #245
I hope you play along. It's rather a simple sketch and you can do a scrapbook page, framed design, card... what ever you think might work. Just have fun and post over on our blog at US.

This is the card I made using the sketch above. I pretty much made the sentiment (which I love) the focal point. I thought there needed to be something in  the lower blue area so added the butterfly. Kept it quite simple with dies and punches and card stock. Pretty simple all the way around.

Make it Monday #179 - atg
Divas by design - rubber stamp only (sentiment and on the flower)
Penny's paper crafty #165 - lots of layers
The paper shelter #146 - punches and dies
Word art Wednesday #120 - atg
4 crafty chicks #182 - things with wings
Papertake weekly - lovely layers
recipe: bazzill, club scrap scraps, pti die, te die, su circle punch, flower punch, gina k botanical script on flower, pti sentiment, 1/2 pearls, memento inks.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Free Friday / happy birthday

Friday February 21, 2014
Check out the free image at the CTB sight. If for some reason it's not there please check back later in the day. It's free all week. Sometimes life gets in the way and things get posted a little later than planned.
This is my card. I had fun layering this image. The pocket is such a great touch to hold the flowers and I wanted to kind of make it for either male or female. I think next time I would layer the flowers just to give it a little different look. I made the embellishments on the side and below using hole enforcers from the office supply store, covered them with ranger ink and used a stamps with a small simple image and just stamped the sheet. so I have different colors and stamp images on each sheet. I chose the two below and added a sequin in the center to give it a little sparkle. Such an easy way to embellish your card and little cost.
Make it Monday #179 - atg
Penny's paper crafting #165 - lots of layers
Word art Wednesday #120 - atg
Crafty sentiment - atg
Papertake weekly - lovely layers
Shopping our stash #139 - embellish me - make your own
Cuttin and Stampin #14 - spring
Through the craftroom door - atg
recipe: flower pocket/bugaboo, kraft, club scrap scraps, office hole enforcers, sequins, ranger, various stamps, sentiment?, embossing powder, pti die, copics

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Aud Sentiments #100 - BINGO / You move me

Wednesday February 19, 2014
       Welcome to the second half of the challenge at Aud Sentiments #100 challenge.
Just choose any three in a row up, down, sideways or diagonal and make your card and post to the Aud Sentiment site.

                           Our sponsor this week is One line store.

              Here's your choice.  choose up/down or sideways or diagonal

I chose to use the far right up/down - use texture (ribbon) die cuts (flowers, background, sentiment die, flowers) and three word sentiment (you move me).  I use a Saturated Canary image that I LOVE. she was a lot of fun to color and I put glitter on her wings but it really doesn't look like it in the photo. glitter seems to be hard to photo.

Make it Monday #179 - atg
Craft your passion #201 - girly girl
Whoopsi daisy - 2 or more die cuts
Mike coffee - girly
613 avenue create #59 - atg /w/option RAK day
Lacy sunshine #27 - lots of layers
recipe: saturated canary fairy wishes, copics, bazzill, bg Lucille, su punch, te bling, mft die, words mft, sb die, brads, te die, embossing powder, wink of stella glitter pen, glitter.

Paper Pretties #298 - Use RIBBON / Happy Easter

Wednesday February 19, 2014
OOPS I posted this a day early.. Did I say I'm not feeling well? Yup.  
Wednesday and another challenge at Paper Pretties #298 - RIBBON 
use ribbon on your card.
I used the Holiday Sweets image for my card with Easter coming up soon thought I'd make my Easter card. I seldom make Easter cards but thought I have this darling stamp and what a perfect time to use it. I also had one of these story cards from Tech. Tues. (I actually have a whole pack) and with Easter being on a Sunday - perfect for the image and Easter. I added the ribbon bow and a little strip of ribbon behind the image.
I forgot to mention last week... :(    but the whole month of February Paper Pretties is having a sale of 20% off you total order. Just use PPLOVE code at check out and your credit will be applied.
Nice time to stock up on those acrylic or digi image.  Yea that is a good thing :)
Make it Monday #179 - atg
Eureka Stamps #77 - animal friends
The paper nest doll #4 - atg
Papertake weekly - lovely layers
Through the craftroom door - atg
Crafty sentiment - atg
recipe: pp /holiday sweets, kraft, tt story card, mme lost and found, ranger, ribbon, copics, glossy accents.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo new release - Flowers say Hello

Tuesday February 18, 2014
Catch the bug / Bugaboo has a new image for you. This is the lovely LADYBUG DAISY VASE digi image.
I am a ladybug lover and lover of Bugaboo images. I had fun making this card. I hope you head over to the Bugaboo site and see the new images.
One stitch at a time #200 - use a digi
Make it Monday #179 - atg
613 avenue create #59 - atg / w-optional twist RAK day
Stampin for the weekend - flower power
The paper nest doll #4 - atg
Creative moment #36 - atg / love
The cutie pie #63 - cute w/spots and dots
Crafting musketeers #10 - butterflies
Lacy sunshine #27 - lots layers
recipe: bugaboo digi, kraft, scraps, su butterfly die, hear arts sentiment, te brad, michaels trim, copics, wink of stella glitter brush, ranger ink

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #244 sketch / Thinking of you

Saturday February 15, 2014
So has everyone off their sugar hi from Valentine's day? Hope you all had a fun time with the Love's in your life.
Today is a new sketch at Unscripted Sketches #244 I hope you find time to play along. You can do a card, framed sketches or scrapbook page. Just have fun.

This is the card I made using the sketch. I did not like the blank clear space with just the "Thinking of you" so I just took a simple block stamp and light yellow and randomly stamped to give it some coverage but not overpowering. I used washi tape along the edge and a couple of stickers in the top corner. I cut out the flowers, added some rhinestone bling to the centers and die cut the leaves, rounded the corners and called it done.

Word Art Wednesday #119 - atg
Make it Monday #178 - atg
Simon Says - get krafty
Cute Card Thursday #308 - clever cutting
Crafty Girls #11 - atg
Creative Card Crew #55 - keep it simple / kiss
recipe: su kraft, qq yellow, su perfect plum/pale plum, mft die, ss stamp/thinking of you, art impression background stamp, qq bling, corner chomper, washi tape

Friday, February 14, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Free Friday - Heart monster/Loving you

Friday February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's day (and Happy Anniversary to the love of my life for 32 wonderful years of marriage and 50 years of knowing you)
Heart Monster.. cute guy huh? I love the goofy look on his face. Looks kind of shy. I added the sticker letters and heart to the hearts to add to the sentiment. Covered the small die cut hearts with glossy accents and wink of Stella glitter brush. Fun image to work with.
Hope you get to grab the free image. If for some reason it's not posted yet on the CTB blog check back later, it's up all week and sometimes life gets in the way and posted later.
Make it Monday #178 - atg
Diva's by Design - with love
Fab n' Funky #203 - love/valentine
The Paper Shelter #145 - be my valentine
Delightful Challenges - love notes /add a heart/music or letters
Word Art Wednesday #119 - atg
Creative Inspirations #252 - love
Simon Says - get krafty
The Kraft Journal #158 - love
Little Tangles #30 - celebrate love
Creative Knockouts #24 - spots and dots
recipe: heart monster/bugaboo, su kraft, bg Lucille, scraps hearts, stickers, copics, ss die, glossy accents, wink of stella glitter brush

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Paper Pretties #297 - RED-PINK-WHITE / Happy Birthday

Wednesday February 12, 2014
I used Happy birthday lamb image and decided to make it a birthday card vs. valentine's day..
I don't seem to give them out as often as birthdays (probably cause bd's are all year..LOL)  I chose to use washi tape for the background. I just laid it out in different directions until I liked the look then embossed over the light pink background with some clear embossing powder and colored the image to stay within the challenge, added some buttons for a little different look and you have it.. I'm happy.
Love To Create #102 - red and/or pink
Make It Monday #178 - atg
Craftin Desert Diva's - color challenge
Crafty Boots - bingo (die cut, stamp, pink)
recipe: hb lamb/pp, washi tape, su pink, su sweet wheel, clear emb pwd, sb die, buttons, ranger ink, copics, wink of stella glitter brush, su punch

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo new release - Valentine Brat - Love Ya!

Tuesday February 11, 2014
Cute huh? and perfect for Valentine's day..
perfect image for Anniversary's..Birthday.. I'm Sorry..
This image can be used just a matter of the paper / color choices. Love when images can be used for so other occasions. 
One Stitch At A Time #199 - with love
Pile It On #6 - stripes and or dots
613 Avenue Create #58 - atg or create your own challenge
Make It Monday #178 - atg
Eclectic Ellapu - from the heart
Kaboodle Doodle #210 - to my sweetheart
Love To Create #102 - red and or pink
The Kraft Journal #158 - love
The Pink Elephant #237 - happy valentines day
Paper Make Up #127 - hearts
Eureka Stamps #76 - hearts - love is in the air
Simon Says - with love stamps
recipe:  valentine brat/bugaboo, kraft, scraps, ribbon, acrylic hearts, simon says bubble talk word, copics, tim holtz staple mini

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #243 / I'll rise but I refuse to shine

Saturday February 8, 2014
Saturday and anther sketch from Unscripted sketches #243  I hope you find time to play along and encourage other to play along. We haven't had too many lately playing along. The sketches are fun and quite easy. See my card below. It's simple. Can do a framed project, scrapbook or card. Just try to follow the sketch as best you can and have fun.

This is the card I made using the above sketch. I love this image by Art Impressions and sentiment. I can sometimes identify with her. I love her look and bunny slippers. Fun fun card.

Creative Inspirations #251 - atg
Fab N Funky #202 - calling all brads (in her time she was a brad-et I'm sure)
The Paper Shelter #144 - at least 3 dp's
Make it Monday #177 - atg
Delightful Challenges - atg
Word Art Wednesday #118 - atg
recipe: bazzill, art impressions image and sentiment, mme lost and found, su punch, copics, bling te

Catch the bug challenge / Love

Saturday February 8, 2014
Another challenge at Catch the bug - theme is LOVE
I chose to use the Love Owl's  I like these cute birds and love the little bird on the other owl's head. Cute image and easy to color. I used the feather die from Simon says and used a printed vellum to make the two feathers, there is also a dark brown card stock feather between them. Hard to see because of the background dp. It's easier in real life.  I hope you play along and post your card over at Catch the bug. Keep it a LOVE THEME
Divas by Design - die cuts
Make it Monday # 177 - atg
Inky Impressions #145 - someone special
Little Red Wagon #223 - love
Penny's Paper Crafty #163 - something old /something new (old is papers/digi new  is feather die)
Stampin Royalty #213 - all about love
Delightful Challenges - atg
Moving Along With the Times - use vellum or parchment
Word Art Wednesday #118 - atg
Simon Says - have a heart
Creative Inspirations #251 - atg
Crop stop - your love
Cute Card Thursday #307 - lots of love
recipe: two owls love /bugaboo, scraps, vellum, ss feather die, copics, corner chomper

Friday, February 07, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Friday Free Image - Sign it love bird

Friday February 7, 2014
It's almost time for Valentine's day and this would be a perfect digi for a card. It's free Friday at Bugaboo. This image is Sign It Love Bird.
I love that you can put any sentiment or image in the center. I decided to add MFT celebrate life in the center. It's the heart and love you. The rest of the center is Bugaboo. Cute huh??
I hope you come get over to Bugaboo and grab this awesome free image.
 If for some reason it's not there please check back as sometimes life get's in the way and things get posted a little later than usual.
Make it Monday #177  - atg
Inky Impressions #145 - someone special
Little Red Wagon #223 - love
Penny's Paper Crafty #163 - something old /something new (old / su swirly wheel - new / digi
Stampin Royalty #213 - all about love
Delightful Challenges - atg
Creative Inspiration #251 - atg
Simon Says - have a heart
Word art Wednesday # 118 - atg
Cute Card Thursday - lots of love
Crop Stop - your love
recipe: sign it love bird/bugaboo, so swirly su wheel, bazzill, emb zing, scraps, mft celebrate life stamp, copics, half pearls, corner chomper

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Aud Sentiments #99 challenge/ Valentine sentiment - Be mine

Wednesday February 5, 2014
Welcome to the last week of our challenge #99 at Aud Sentiment  If you haven't entered your card over at our blog .. you have this week to get er done...

#99 challenge is sponsored by QKR Stampede. Our theme is
Valentine Sentiment

Here's my card using the QKR image boy and balloons. I love his look and happy heart smile. I'd love to get this card for Valentines day. I hope you are inspired and play along at Aud Sentiments for our Valentines sentiment challenge, just make sure your sentiment is on the front of your card.

Make it Monday #177 - atg
2 Sisters #173 - embossing (sentiments)
Sugar creek hollow #79 - love and adore
Sweet stampin - love/valentine
Craft your passion #199 - love is in the year
Kaboodle doodles #209 - valentine theme
The pink elephant #236 - photo challenge
Craft desert divas #24 - photo challenge
recipe: gkr digi, bg Olivia, bazzill, scrap hearts mft die, ss words/only eyes for you, su punch, white embossing powder, copics, wink of stella brush

Paper Pretties #296 - Valentine theme

Wednesday February 5, 2014
Welcome to Paper Pretties #296 challenge. This weeks challenge is VALENTINE LOVE THEME
Before I get to my card... THE WHOLE MONTH OF FEBRUARY - THE PAPER PRETTIES STORE IS HAVING A SALE 20% OFF ..THE WHOLE MONTH.. WOOT WOOT now is the time to stock up on your favorite images.
For my card I used Holiday Sweets #1 and chose the valentine cupcake. Looks good enough to eat. I have a basic grey hipster paper pad and this design was the whole page, already put together I just had to cut a little off the top to make it fit the kraft card base. I love when the paper works and the bottom me + you = memories went well with the love theme. How sweet is that to go with the Happy Valentine's day. Love it. I added the hearts and colored some white half pearls with my copic to make it match. I hope you play along and have a great time making your Valentine love theme card.
Sugar creek hollow #79 - love and adore
Make it Monday #177 - atg
Sweet stampin - love /valentine
Pile it on #5 - ribbon
Electric Ellapu - texture (ribbon)
Come and get it - C&S (background is one sheet)
Craft your passion # 199 - love is in the air
Kaboodle doodles #209 - valentine theme
Kraft journal #157 - here's my heart
The pink elephant #236 - photo challenge
recipe: holiday sweets#1/pp, bg hipster pad, su kraft, ss heart die, ribbon, 1/2 pearls, copics, wink of stella glitter brush,

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Catch the bug New Release- girl teddy bear/ Warm thoughts

Tuesday February 4, 2014
New release day at Catch the bug and this new
I am so in love with this new image. I love the cute look and face. I wanted to make this a love/valentine card but with out so much love and mush so Warm thoughts was the sentiment I used. This way you can give it but not really commit to someone. 
Make it Monday #177 -- atg
2 Sisters #173 - embossing (sentiment)
Sugar creek hollow #79 - love and adore
Sweet stampin - love/valentine
Craft your passion #199 - love is in the air
Kaboodle doodles #209 - valentine theme
recipe: girl teddy bear/bugaboo, bazzill, bg, zing emb powder, ss die, su punch, ss handwritten greetings, copics, wink of stella glitter pen

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #242 - you're amazing

Saturday February 1, 2014
Unscripted sketches #242   New month, new week and a new sketch. Sure hope you play along and post your card over at Unscripted Sketches.

This is the card I made using the sketch. I really wanted to use this darling CC image which is Heidi among flowers. I use digi's so much it felt good to use a rubber stamp. I really try to use rubber on my US challenges. I am glad I used this darling. Hope you enjoy my card and play along.

City crafters #196 - love story
Through the craftroom door - atg
Little red wagon #222 - child's play
Word art Wednesday #117 - atg
Creative inspiration #250 -stamping
Part time Tuesday #157 - atg
Make it Monday #176 - atg
recipe: bazzill, bg serenade, image Heidi among flowers CC, simon says, copics, brad, embossing powder, su punch