Thursday, July 28, 2016

Happy birthday - Catch the bug - Oldie but goodie

Thursday July 28, 2016
 
It's Thursday and so at Catch the bug it's Oldie But Goodie / OBG
 
 
This is the image Birthday Hedgie 2   and it's a girly birthday card. I am loving this designer paper pad and plan to make more cards using this fun paper.  I like the pink and teals along with the brown hedge hog.. I almost put some sprinkles on the ice cream / cup cakes but decided against it. I know we love to go to Cold stone creamery and get our ice cream in the cups.. I am not a cone person when we go there. I like that these can be cupcakes if you also want. 
 

Challenges:
Craft rocket #20 - spots or stripes
Creative corner - like ice in sunshine
Scrapping 4 fun #70 - anything goes
Art by Miran #63- anything goes
Come and get it - kids card
Dragonfly journeys - sugar rush
The daily marker - day 24
Artistic inspirations #161 - anything goes
Ooh la la #209 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #240-241 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - animals
Digi choosday wk. 30 - anything goes
Tuesday throwdown #304 - happy birthday
Creative craft cottage #68 - anything
Penny's paper-crafty #288 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Art Impressions #189 - sweet summer







Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Find your happy every day - Inspiration Destination #96

Wednesday July 27, 2016
 
Welcome to Inspiration Destination #96 - where it's
Always ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card is Sweet n Sassy
 
 
 
This is my card using the image Coneflower butterfly.. I love the look of coneflowers and this card was fun to make. I love the pink/purple look of the flower with the orange/green center piece.. Of course those colors asked for a teal butterfly.. I used some embossing folders and die to finish the card.  Hope you play long and enter your Anything Goes card over at Inspiration Destination.
 

challenges:
Scrapping 4 fun #70 - anything goes
Color crazy -wk. 18 -  anything goes
Art by Miran #63- anything goes
613 Ave. create #186 - anything goes / opt. create own challenge
The daily marker - day 23
The ribbon girl - any image
Craft your passion #322 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #122 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - add some texture
Artistic inspirations #161 - anything goes
Ooh la la #209 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #240-241 - anything goes
Cards and more #163 - embossing
Digi choosday wk. 30 - anything goes
Through the craftroom door wk. 7/26 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #68 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes







Happy Christmas - Inspiration Destination #96

Wednesday July 27, 2016
 
Welcome to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #96
It's ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card is All Dressed Up
 
 For this challenge I chose to use the image All dressed up for Christmas... I want to get a running start on Christmas cards.  I chose some basic grey papers and chose the dress colors from the papers to give some brightness to the card. I did not add a sentiment because the tree says happy Christmas.
I hope you find time to play along. It's always anything goes..
 
 

Challenges:
Craft rocket #20 - spots or stripes
Brown sugar #208 - Christmas in July
Fussy and fancy #168 - Christmas in July
Art by Miran #63- anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #291 - use a sentiment
Christmas card challenge #34
The daily marker - day 23
Craft your passion #322 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #122 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #161 - anything goes
Ooh la la #209 - anything goes
Melonheadz friends  - Christmas in July
Word art Wednesday #240-241 - anything goes
(pin)spirational #170 - Christmas photo
Fab 'n' funky #315 - Christmas


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You are the best! - Bugaboo New release - Catch the bug

Tuesday July 26, 2016
 
Where has July gone? I can't believe we are getting close to the end of the month. Now is about the time that summer comes to the state of Washington (the west side).. End of July beginning of August. I feel for y'all that have been having such scorchers when here it's been in the high 60's low 70's and a few days of 80's thrown in there..  I hope you're all having a great summer anyhow. 
 
Welcome to New release at Bugaboo.. we have the image AKV girls 2..
Head over to the Catch the bug and see what the girls have done with this darling image.
 

This is the darling image called AKV girls 2.  I think they are best friends and or sisters, cousins, mom and daughter... I tried to do a blonde color for their hair.. I was just playing figured if it didn't come out they would be brown hair.. LOL.. I used a sentiment from Simon says and it comes with a stencil so I just traced around it and cut it out.. Wanted that curve and knew I couldn't free hand with out some lines.. I added some flowers below. I used stickles in the center and after 2 hours it didn't dry so I scooped it out.. well that looked terrible so I added another flower on top and got a different bottle of stickles and added to the center.. It's been 3 hours and they seem to be drying ok. Slow but drying.
 

Challenges:
Cupcake inspirations #368 - colors
613 Ave. create #186 - anything goes / opt. create own challenge
Come and get it - kids card
The daily marker - day 22
The ribbon girl - any image
Craft your passion #322 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #122 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #161 - anything goes
Ooh la la #209 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #240-241 - anything goes
Through the craftroom door wk. 7/26 - anything goes









Monday, July 25, 2016

Thanks you've been so kind

Monday July 25, 2016
 
Ok another fun card to share.. I have been itching to use some other stamps.. I love digi's but they are not my first love.. I have been using real stamps forever. I really would like to get onto a DT that uses stamps.. yes I would stay with my digi DT's as I like that variety and outlet too.. so if you know anyone who is looking for a new DT member for acrylic/rubber team (wouldn't mind a sketch challenge team using rubber/acrylic that would be nice too.. I would be interest..
 
Any how for this card I took a dark blue card stock and a variety of sprays just to see what would happen.. I really didn't care.. In the end I was happy so I proceeded.. I grabbed some background stamps and just did different stamps here and there.. Then took a couple of my stencils and texture paste and added it.. again here and there.. I let it dry. I had some gold dried up paste so I squirted it with a lot of water.. if it didn't work .. ok it would go in the garbage.. but I got enough to add a few gold sponge dots. I then took a thick piece of vellum I have and stamped and embossed the sentiment. I adhered it down and help to hold the edges I added some half pearls and liquid pearls.. I added some acrylic butterflies .. Yup I am happy.
 

Challenges:
Ooh la la #209 - add texture
Make my Monday - sentimental
The daily marker - day 21
Word art Wednesday wks. 240-241 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - things with wings
Kraftin kimmie Wednesday - anything goes
Color Q #351 - color
Cute card Thursday #435 - in the round
PDR linky #130 - lets hear it for the boys
Alphabet - K - for kindness
 Scrapping 4 fun #70 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #186 - anything goes / opt. create own challenge
Simon Wednesday - add some texture

 









Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hello - just a fun glittery card

Saturday July 23, 2016
 
I have a fun card to share with you.. My friend Karen and I went to a Scrapbook Expo event a couple weekends ago and its not just scrapbook but card making also.. We found at one of the booths this awesome tape called Bazic double sided tape.. It's nice and thin so we both got the special deal of the day so believe me we have enough tape to last a life time and then some.. I took some strips of tape and added all across a 4.5 x 5.5 piece of white paper. Then broke out my Art institute glitter (oh man those are ancient and hardly a dent in the bottles and I have used them a lot over the years) and just added four different colors in sections.. When I was happy with the look.. and lucky for me it was the first time because that glitter is not going anywhere.. I burnished it down.  Then I just let it be for a few days until I figured out what to do.. Well I saw a video from Jennifer McGuire 5 ways to use background dies..   My answer was in that video.. so I took out a Lil inker overall die.. die cut the glitter piece and while it was all still in the die I turned it over and added 89 pieces of foam tape to all of these pieces. Then I took a piece of sparkly black paper and laid it on the back of the die piece /foam and carefully pulled the black/glitter pieces off.. So these are all raised. The photo below kind a gives you the side profile so you can see it raised.. Now how was I going to get the Hello to stick.. glue and glitter don't mix when you are trying to adhere a sentiment.. so I thought ok double sided tape again. I added it to the back of the pink card stock and die cut the hello and pealed off the tape backing and it's stuck like glue.. here I stared singing the song.. by Sugarland.. Stuck like glue... LOL
 


side profile so you can see the raised pieces..

Challenges:
AAA cards #69 -one stash favorite (glitter)
Artistic inspirations #161 - for fun
Ooh la la #209 - add texture
Make my Monday - sentimental
Craft your passion #321 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #121 - anything goes
Use your stuff #230 - punches or dies
The daily marker - day 19
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #20 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wks. 240-241 - anything goes
Creative moments #98 - anything goes
The crafty addicts #20 - anything goes
Color throw down #402 - color challenge
Kraftin kimmie Wednesday - anything goes
4 Crafty chicks #308 - all that glitters
Simply create too # 114 - lots of sparkle
Scrapping 4 fun #70 - anything goes
Color crazy -wk. 18 -  anything goes













Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Look for the miracles - Aud Sentiments #160

Thursday July 21 - August 2, 2016
 
Welcome to another challenge at Aud Sentiments #160
Our two week challenge is
ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT
 

Since we don't have a sponsor this week we can use what we want.. Well it's a new stamp set I got in my monthly Simon Says box.. I think it was a month or two back.. I have been itching to use it..  I think it looks like some summer flowers I have seen in neighbors yards.. loving in the country I see a lot of awesome flowers around peoples homes (there seems to be more yard area vs. city life. Always brings a smile so I like using flowers on my cards so it brings a smile to the person getting it.
I stamped the large flower and then masked it and added the other stamps. I rounded the corners and this card makes me smile.
 

Challenges:
Crafting with friends # 25 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #24 - anything goes
The crafter's café #153 - clean and simple
Crop stop #18 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #185 - anything goes/colors(black/purple/orange)
Glitter 'n' sparkle #197 - anything goes
AAA cards #69 - one stash favorite (simon says stamp)
Artistic inspirations #161 - for fun
Love to scrap #82 - anything goes
Make my Monday - sentimental
Craft your passion #321 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #121 - anything goes
Crafty boots - photo inspiration - (the flowers)
The daily marker - day 17
Digi choosday wk. 29 - flowers
Word art Wednesday wks. 240-241 - anything goes
Creative moments #98 - anything goes
The crafty addicts #20 - anything goes
Color throw down #402 - color challenge
Kraftin kimmie Wednesday - anything goes










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