Saturday, March 29, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #250 - thanks

Saturday March 29, 2014
Gee can you believe the end of March is almost here. Where does the time go.
We have a new sketch at Unscripted sketches #250  Just have fun and make your awesome project and link it to the above site.

This is he card I made using the above sketch. I thought it screamed butterflies and a flower.
I used my score board to give some score lines around the card base then added some butterflies, half pearls and this awesome flower from MFT. it's the camellia die and I love it. You cut two each of the petals and then one of the twirly flower center and it gives you this awesome flower. I have done white which is stricken and now decided on this awesome purple. for the butterflies I used my oil crayons and scribbled a bunch of colors on the card stock and cut out the butterflies from the SU die. Love it and fun card. The Thanks is from SS.  Hope this inspires you to play along at Unscripted Sketches.

Little red wagon - bling it up
Penny's paper crafty #170 - favorite color combo (purple/blue/kraft)
The paper shelter #151 - spring delights
Delightful challenges - welcome spring
Word art Wednesday #125 - atg
Wednesday creative inspiration #258 - its a girly thing
Cute card Thursday #314 - floral delights
recipe: kraft, mft die, ss die, su die, oil crayons, score pal, want 2 scrap 1/2 pearls, scraps of paper.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo - It's your day

Friday March 28, 2014
It's Friday and you know what that means for Catch the bug / Bugaboo... It's
Free Friday and we have today Bear Button
I kind of made her a mothers day card. With the sentiment It's your day tag added.
I hope you like this card and inspires you to get the free digi. It will be at the CTB site for a week.
if for some reason it's not at the CTB site please check back. Sometimes life gets in the way and it gets posted a little later than usual.
Diva's by design - buttons and bows
Penny's paper crafty #170 - favorite color combos (yellow / teal)
Word art Wednesday #125 - atg
Wednesday creative inspiration #258 - its a girly thing
Crafty sentiments - mothers day
recipe: card base?/ club scrap /qq scraps, pti die, sizzix die, pti tag it words, buttons, twine, copics, embossing powder

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Paper Pretties #303 / paper piercing / Happy Birthday

Wednesday March 26, 2014
This is the last week to purchase this great set below Easter Babies Set.. All proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis foundation.... It's well worth it and great cause to support.
Also for the month of March you get free shipping on $10.00 or more products. Just enter FREESHIP for your discount. You only have a few more days left so head over to the Paper Pretties store and see what you cant live without.

This weeks challenge #303 at Paper Pretties is PAPER PIERCING  I had to read it twice to make sure I did not read piecing vs. piercing.. LOL... that "R" makes a remember it's holes in the paper. I did holes around the square, and a little decorative in the opposite corners although the lollipop flower covers some of the piercing. The brown triangle piece has piercing on it also as does the flower and yellow piece although it's hard to see. OH well. I used the image Message Puppy  I tell you this little dog looks like our Ginger who we lost in October 2013 from old age. I really had mixed feeling making this card. So much of me loved it but also I cried thinking of her. I cry daily as I think of her and have other photos around the house and at work. I miss her so much. We had her for 15 yrs. She is a Lakeland terrier. Looked a lot like this precious dog. I loved the papers I used as I felt it was feminine enough but also masculine enough to give to either.

The pink elephant - favorite colors/ teal and brown
Eureka stamps - no square cards
613 Avenue create #64 - atg / optional twist birds of a feather
Come and get it - easter / spring
Allsorts challenge #251 - all about the boys
Crafty cardmakers #112 - decorative paper pricking
OLLC - #152 - special lady
Cards in envy - atg with A2 card
recipe: message puppy/pp, kraft, authentique dp, circle punches, copics, lil inker die, paper piercing tool

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release Easter egg peeker / Remember

Tuesday March 25, 2014
What a darling image and she was so much fun to color and use bright spring colors. I am loving the spring color. I don't send out Easter cards but I had this Technique Tuesday REMEMBER stamp so thought this would be a good idea, as its a reminder of what EASTER is..

Just of girls #233 - photo inspiration
Pile it on #12 - pretty hair
613 Avenue create #64 - atg / twist birds of a feather (little chick)
Come and get it - spring/easter
Kaboodle doodle #216 - dreaming of spring
Love to create - BINGO pink(egg/ears/bottom paper)/die cut/ribbon
The pink elephant -favorite color combo (blue and greens)
Eureka stamps - no square cards
recipe: easter egg peeker/bugaboo, kraft, dcwv, scraps, quick quote ink, copics, tech tues stamp/favorite circles, ss die, sequins, wink of stella glitter brush,

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #249 - Kind words

Saturday March 22, 2014
Yeah it's Saturday and I am so glad. I love my weekends. I just wish they went as slow as the week work seems to go... KWIM? 
You can do a card, scrapbook page, framed project, gift bag, just be creative and make your project and post to the above link.  Have fun

This is the card I made. I had a great quote from Quick quote and so used it. I did use a stamp on the flower circles but it's hard to see.

Word art Wednesday #124 - atg
C.R.A.F.T. #251 - photo inspiration
The paper nest dolls #6 - atg
Crafts 4 eternity #168 - atg
Brown sugar #86 - atg
recipe: kraft, quick quote, scraps, circle punches, bg brad, viva pearl pen, background stamps (flower circles) corner chomper

Friday, March 21, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Free Friday / bunny chick topper/ everything is better

Friday March 21, 2014
Did everyone in the US get a nice start to spring? Our weather today in Washington state was beautiful. Warm (in the 50's) and only a little rain. Most of the day was sunny and bright.. now just bring it up to about 75-80 degrees and I will be fine..
Today is the Free Friday at Catch the bug / Bugaboo  bunny chick topper  I am loving the cute look on her face and the little Chickie's peaking out. I don't send cards out for Easter so thought this was a nice card for a friend and being together.. hence the sentiment that I added.
I hope you get a chance to pick up the free image.
If for some reason it's not there come back as it will be there for a full week and sometimes things get posted a little late than usual as life gets in the way..
Inky impressions #151 - think spring
Whimsy stamps #69 - Easter bunny chicks
Delightful challenges - welcome spring
Word art Wednesday #124 - atg
Moving along with the times - photo inspiration
Creative knockout #29 - things with wings (chicks)
Paper crafting journey - photo inspiration
The stamping boutique #8 - use bunnies
recipe: bunny chick topper/bugaboo, bazzill, scraps, darcies sentiment, cloud template, sequins, copics, pti die

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Aud Sentiments / Anything Goes #102 / hoping your day

Wednesday March 19, 2014
This is the last week for the challenge #102 at Aud Sentiments Anything Goes.

Our awesome sponsor for #102 challenge is Delicious Doodles.

This is the card I made using the Daisies and Butterflies digi image. I colored the butterflies mostly with my atyou spica pens and love the sparkle it gives to the butterflies. I hope you find time to play along and just have fun. REMEMBER to put a sentiment on the front of your card.

One stitch at a time #204 - use a digi
613 Ave create #63 - atg
Electic ellapu - wings
Lacy sunshine #20 - atg
A gem of a challenge #115 - mothers day/female bd/ special lady
Paper makeup challenge #132 - colors of the rainbow
Through the craftroom door - atg
Colour Q - color inspiration
City crafters # 203 - spring is the garden
Cuttin & stampin - color challenge
recipe: delicious doodle/daisies/butterflies, su kraft, mme stella rose, club scrap scraps, simon says stamps handwritten greeting, 1/2 pearls want 2 scrap, die pti, embossing powder, copics, atyou spica pen

Paper Pretties #302 - challenge make your own background / you make my heart

Wednesday March 19, 2014
Paper Pretties announcement:
March is our kicking off fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  The below set of digi's "Easter bunnies and chick's" if you buy this all the proceeded from this set will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. How cool is this?? I hope you go and take a look at this set and support this great foundation.
Also for the month of March any orders over $10.00 you get free shipping just use the code FREESHIP
Lot's of nice specials from Paper Pretties.
I chose to use ballerina Sophia for my image and using the sentiment for the background and the end of a pencil pressed into Quick quote chalk in to give the little dots. I used a spellbinder die and cut her out and colored her with my copics. Reminds me of my mom. She loved to dance and she taught dancing as I was growing up to kids, she did tap dancing and recitals for her group of ladies up to about a year before she passed on. Lot's of good memories making this card.
Sugar creek hollow #82 - photo inspiration
Allsorts challenge #250 - pretty in pink
Lacy sunshine #20 - atg
Love to create #107 - C&S
Papertake weekly - for your mum or girlie
Through the craftroom door - atg
recipe: ballerina Sophia / pp, kraft, qq inks, hero arts black, copics, sb die

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release Tuesday / hello

Tuesday March 18, 2014
Welcome to Tuesday New Release day at Catch the bug / Bugaboo - welcome skelekinz baby
I had a lot of fun doing this card. I am not one for these type of images but I girly'd her up and I am loving the way she came out.  I hope you get over to the CTB site and see the new releases.
Left of center challenges - atg
Sugar creek hollow #82 - photo inspiration
One stitch at a time #204 - use a digi
613 Ave create #63 - atg
Lacy sunshine #29 - atg
recipe: bugaboo/skelekinz baby, base?, club scrap, qq scraps, mft die, sequins, wink of stella glitter pen, copics.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #248 - happy birthday

Saturday March 15, 2014
Another sketch from Unscripted Sketches #248
This is the sketch, you can turn it, frame it, make a scrapbook page any project that kind follows the sketch as best as you can.  Just have fun

This is the card using the above sketch. Took a little head scratching to figure what I wanted to do and then remembered this alphabet die from Lil Inker... I just cut off a row and made it the size I needed and figured out a few words. I added the hearts to fill some spaces and the flowers to add more interest. I asked dear hubby what colors to make the flowers, he thought a nice yellow and so I grabbed a few samples, he chose this one and I love it. Was a fun card. It needed some faux stitching around the edge to help tie it all together. Hope it inspires you to play along at Unscripted Sketches.

Shopping our stash #142 - sentiment only
Make it Monday #182 - atg
The stamping boutique #7 - make sentiment pop
Tuesday throwdown #186 - stitching
Through the craftroom door #11 - atg
Penny's paper crafty #168 - atg
Word art Wednesday # 123 - atg
QKR #79 - atg
Sister act #48 - atg
Left of center creative challenge - atg
recipe: bazzill, lil inker die, su punch, ss punch, birthday?, white pen, 1/2 pearls want 2 scrap

Catch the bug / Bugaboo BINGO / Love

Saturday March 15, 2014
Well we are half way through the month of March.. Hard to believe.
Hope every one's weather has been better. It's been strange weather all over the USA.
Today we have BINGO challenge at Catch the bug   Just choose any three in a row and make your card. I chose the top three  RIBBON/BUGABOO IMAGE/PEARLS

This is my card using the image Jack and Diane   I chose to use the top row with the ribbon and the bugaboo image, the pearls fit just perfect between the love words around the images.  I hope you play along with the bingo challenge. Make sure you mention what row you chose.
Make it Monday #182 - atg (sadly the last challenge, they are closing :(
The Stamping boutique #7 - make your sentiment pop
Through the craftdoor #11 - atg
Word art Wednesday #123 - atg
Penny's paper crafty #168 - atg
Creative moments #38 - atg/or steampunk
QKR #79 - atg
Sister act #48 - atg
Tuesday throwdown #186 - stitching
Left of center creative challenge - atg
recipe: bugaboo/jack and diane, kraft, ribbon, ep brad, want 2 scrap 1/2 pearls, qq scraps, atyou spica pen, copics, wink of stella glitter pen, corner chomper

Friday, March 14, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Free Friday - with sympathy

Friday March 14, 2014
Where did the week go... It's already Friday and woohoo. That is so sweet. Just to get through the day and on to the weekend. It's my great granddaughters 1st birthday party. Her birthday is actually today but we celebrate on the Saturday.
Well on to todays card. It's the Catch the bug /Bugaboo Free Friday image.. Rose block 
and I chose to make a sympathy card as my Uncle Bernard passed away yesterday. He is my mom's brother. He lives in Missouri so I have not seen him for some time but it still hurts as I hear from relatives about all that's going on there.  Now he is with my mom and their parents. 
 I hope you go over to the Catch the bug site and pick up the free Friday image. If it's not there check back later... life gets in the way and some times it get posted later than usual.
Make it Monday #182 - atg  (sad that this is the last challenge- site is closing :( ....)
Penny's paper crafty #16 - atg
Word art Wednesday #123 - atg
Creative moments #38 - atg / or steampunk
Crafting musketeers #11 - art deco
Milk coffee - at least 2 flowers
recipe: rose block /bugaboo, card base?, club scrap, stickles, ss flower friend words, cloud template, ranger, corner chomper, copics

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Paper Pretties #301 - Happy Birthday theme

Wednesday March 12, 2014
Paper Pretties is kicking off our Cystic Fibrosis foundation fundraiser. Below is the Easter Babies set where the proceeds from this set will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
During the month of March Paper Pretties is offering Free shipping on all orders over $10.00. Just use the code FREESHIP.

This is the card I made for the Paper Pretties #301 theme. Happy Birthday
We can never have too many birthday cards. I really was going to a nice layered look and Lot's of color. I used the image Happy Birthday Lamb stamp. The papers are by Lawn fawn, bazzill, club scrap scraps.

Make it Monday #182 - atg
613 Ave create #62 - atg
Hobby cutz #38 - celebration
Digi Darla's - big bang atg
Love to create #106 - atg
Whoopsi daisy - birthday
Left of center creative challenge - atg
recipe: hb lamb/pp, lawn fawn papers, bazzill, club scrap, sb die, corner chomper, bg brad, su punch, embossing folder, copics, wink of stella glitter pen

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release - to my friend

Tuesday March 11, 2014
So is everyone enjoying the brighter morning and lighter nights?? I sure am. It's so nice to be off day light savings time. I did not like losing an hour of sleep but that's the price we pay once a year.
So this is the new release at Catch the bug / Bugaboo- Dragonflies 
I love dragonflies and butterflies. This was a fun card to color and I had to add glitter to the wings. I used my cloud template to give it a background.
Make it Monday #182 - atg
Cupcake inspiration #251 - photo
613 ave create #62 - atg
Digi Darla's - big bang atg
Love to create #106 - atg
recipe: ctb/bugaboo dragonflies, card base?, qq scraps, dolphin song sentiment, glitter, copics, hero arts ink, ranger, cloud template

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #247 - Hello

Saturday March 8, 2014
Here's a new challenge from Unscripted Sketches #247   I hope you play along and enter your card, scrapbook page, framed project... what ever you make using the below sketch.

Listening to the lovely birds singing outside and the trees starting to change and flowers coming up I had to say Hello to spring and use these darling birds from Hero arts. I used some awesome textured papers to give a nice subtle background for the birds, acrylic heart,, punched ferns, goosebumps and called it done.

Make it Monday #181 - atg
Jellypark - things with wings
Sister act #47 - spring
Cute card Thursday #311 - what a gem
Crafty bloggers network - nature
Crafty girls #13 - atg
recipe: su very vanilla, club scrap scraps, hero arts deco birds, hello?, ms punch, copics, acrylic heart, goosebump gems

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Saturday theme LUCKY

Saturday March 8, 2014
Saturday and a new theme at Catch the bug/Bugaboo... Feelin LUCKY... Feelin LUCKY... its our theme for this week.
I chose to use Margaret March calendar girl   I'm not one for giving St. Patrick day cards but I had to use this image as the sentiment went so well with it.. I hope you play along and post your card over at the CTB link. Have fun.
Crafty boots - green
Milk coffee - emboss dry or wet (sentiment)
Crafty girl #13 - atg
Make it Monday #181 - atg
Digi haven - use at least 3 colors of green,(background sc, leaf, clothing)
Creative knockout #27 - girlz rule
recipe: Margaret march ctb, kraft, club scrap, qq scrap dies, pti die, ss words-card exchange friends, mft die, brad, sequin, zing emb pwd, washi tape, copics

Friday, March 07, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Free Friday - Keep smiling

Friday March 7, 2014
This is Free Friday and this spring block by Catch the bug/Bugaboo screams spring. I am so ready for spring warmer weather and beautiful flowers and birds.
I hope you get a chance to drop over to the CTB blog and pick up this lovely free image.
If for some reason it's not there check back. Sometimes life gets in the way and it gets posted later than usual.. you'll love it.
For this card I chose to use ...of course spring colors, and I had this bird below that is dry embossed setting on my table, the background papers are left over from Quick quote scrapbook page their die cuts sometimes leaves pieces I just cant throw away so I cut them down to what I need and this was a perfect size. I put some glitter on the dragonflies wings and the butterfly. I did my cloud template for the background look. Added some sequins and called it done. Bring on spring. Cant wait to turn the clocks ahead this weekend. Not about loosing an hour of sleep but glad more daylight.. Now just need some sun vs. rain.
Make it Monday #181 - atg
Sassy studio #219- anything goes with a touch of green / make it fly
The crafty bloggers network - nature
The paper nest dolls #5 - atg
Simply create too #56 - shop in your stash
Whoopsidaisy - lots of flowers
Crafty girls #13 - atg
Lucy sunshine #28 -spring colors
Created with love #77 - think spring
recipe: spring block/ctb, bazzill, qq scraps, club scrap, copics, glitter, ms punch, embossing folder, simon says words, sequins

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Aud Sentiments #101 - Any girl sentiment young/old

Wednesday March 5, 2014
Well we are on the second week of our challenge at Aud Sentiments. I hope you've been playing along. The challenge is 

Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter 

This is the card I made using the darling Paper Shelter image SUMMER HOLIDAYS.  I thought this was perfect for the sentiment that I chose. I am so ready for summer. I had a lot of fun making this card and the darling butterflies and fun bright papers.

Make it Monday #181 - atg
Eureka stamps #79 - atg
Paper Makeup #130 - atg
Pile it on #9 - sweet & soft or bright & bold
Challenges 4 everybody #39 - atg
Papertake weekly - atg
Loves rubberstamps #93 - atg
Fab n funky #206 - heat stroke
The paper shelter #148 - atg
Word art Wednesday #122 - atg
recipe: summer/ps, club scrap, su, reverse confetti words, mft die, copics, ranger ink, washi tape, su die, my cloud template, stickles

Paper Pretties #300 - lots of layers / HB dude

Wednesday March 5, 2014
It's middle of the week and Wednesday is another challenge at Paper Pretties #300 - LOTS OF LAYERS 
I chose to use skater Zac because I wanted to color his skateboard with my atyou spica pens. LOL.  I love the look. I added lots of layers and fun embellishments. the circles in the lower left corner on the orange are hole enforcers which I sponged with ranger ink and then used an overall stamp and just stamped the whole sheet. Wa-la you now have a cool embellishment. Cheap and each sheet I did in different colors and images. I had a wooden button and the dude and HB are alphabet stickers. Just a fun card and lot of fun to make. 
Make it Monday #181 - atg
Craft your passion #203 - birthday bonanza
The pink elephant #240 - birthday
Craftin desert diva's #26 - birthday
613 Avenue create - atg/ use your stash
Divas by design - lets hear it for the boys
The paper shelter #148 - atg
Word art Wednesday #122 - atg
recipe: skater zac/pp, kraft, clubscrap scraps, te die, ss die, sizzix die, wooden button, atyou spica pens, stickers, copics, wink of stella glitter pen, twine, office hole enforcers, viva pearl pen

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo new release / March

Tuesday March 4, 2014
Today is Tuesday and that is new release at day at Catch the bug / Bugaboo  March block
I was not sure what I wanted to do with this March image as I already have a march calendar which I posted Sunday.. Then I thought I need a sketch booklet. I am always drawing out card designs during the day and then throw them in my purse and at the end of the week I clean my purse out and staple them together.. Well I thought why not make a monthly sketch pad. I really like the idea and I can just keep it at work and when an idea comes to me... there is my pad.
I wanted it nice and bright. I love yellow and blues so that was my choice for the colors. I had some scraps left over from other projects so used that and to hide the staples I used washi tape at the top and it was awesome that I had the right color tape..


Make it Monday #181 - atg
Squigglyfly #9 - use two favorite colors (yellow/blue)
Paper makeup #130 - atg
Eureka #79 - atg
One stitch at a time #202 - atg
613 Avenue create #61 - atg/opt. use your stash
Challenges 4 everybody #39 - atg
Pile it on #9 - bright and bold or sweet and soft
recipe: March block/bugaboo, club scrap yellow,black, bg scrap, washi tape, copics, text paper.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

March calendar page / Hello spring

Sunday March 2, 2014
I wanted to share a calendar page I made. For the past 4 + years I have been with a group of ladies and we all make a calendar page or two (depending on how many calendars you want) I do two months I chose March and June. This is my March page.  I used PTI die for the background and TE die and stamp for the window and image. I love the soft colors and tried to make it more spring vs. fall by using more greens vs. fall colors. It is so much fun to see these pages for a whole month. I keep one at work and one at home. Everyone does an awesome job on their month. I only know one of the ladies who contribute the others live on the east coast. They are all bound at the top, this was my page before it was bound, before I sent it off to get joined with the other months.
Challenges 4 everybody #39 - atg
Allsorts #248 - spring is coming
One stitch at a time #202 - atg
Pile it on #9 - sweet and soft or bright and bold
613 Avenue Create #61 - atg/use your stash
recipe: dcwv, club scrap, pti die/words, te die/stamp, copics

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #246 / Let your smile

Saturday March 1, 2014
Happy March 1st.  Time is flying by and the weather is changing and I am loving the lighter skies in the morning and coming home from work. It's also been nice and sunny in SW Washington and I am loving this. My crocus are up and blooming, the daffodils are coming up, you can see the trees changing. Bring on spring.. I thrive and feel so energized from the sun..
Well on to the next challenge at Unscripted Sketches #246  I turned the sketch so it fit my stamp choice.

This is my card using the above sketch. I have this stamp set from My Favorite Things and wanted to use it and thought this open space would be perfect. Over on the side I add the little hearts, which are covered with Wink of Stella glitter pen and glossy accents to give shine and the little rhinestone blings. I used my spica copic pens to add little shine to the wording (your, change, the) and to the doodle. It's kind of hard to see but it's nice and subtle sparkle. I used an embossing folder for the blue block to give it some texture. Hope you find time to play along. We love seeing your work. Make a card, scrapbook page for framed project. Have fun.

Make it Monday #180 - atg
Word art Wednesday #121 - atg
Delightful challenges - keep it simple
Card makin mama #81 - stack it up
Crafty catz #220 - atg
Totally papercraft #208 - make it shine
Sister act #46 - atg
recipe: bazzill, mft stamp, ss heart die, ribbon, scraps, copics, wink of stella glitter pen, spica copic, rhinestones, glossy accents, embossing folder