Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Paper Pretties # 330 - SPORTY - Happy birthday dude!

Wednesday October 1, 2014
 
 
I know there are skate boarders who do this as a sport.. So I chose skater Zac.
I .. in my lot younger days had a skate board and my girlfriend and I would go over to her Uncles on Bainbridge Island in WA. state to use our skate boards. In those days back in the 60's there was not a lot of traffic. It was mostly a vacation island in the Puget sound.  I am sure now day's its over populated as all the areas seem to be.
Any how I hope you play along and make a sporty card.
 
 
Challenges:
Crafty catz - happy birthday
Sister act #76 - atg
Brown sugar #113 - atg
Sweet stampin - just for men
The squirrel and the fox #78 - happy birthday
A gem of a challenge #129 - c & s
613 Avenue create #91 - atg /opt. heart
A*muse studio - atg
Craft your passion #233 - colors /purple/orange/green/blue

recipe: skater zac, su, copics, sequins




Monday, September 29, 2014

Paper Makeover #160 Favorite Color

Monday September 29, 2014
 
 

This is my card and the image is Moody for rock and the favorite color is Turquoise/teal.....orange and brown.. I couldn't just choose one. I have a blast making this card and coloring her hair. Really fun fun fun card. I hope you play along.
 
Challenges:
Fun with shapes & more - midsummer night dream
Sister act #76 - atg
Brown sugar #113 - atg
A gem of a challenge #129 - c & s
613 Avenue create #91 - atg/opt. heart


recipe: moody for rock/pmo, su base, club scrap, qq, park bench dp, pti sheet music stamp, mft sentiment, circle punches, mft die, sb die, copics, clear embossing powder






Friday, September 26, 2014

Catch the bug Free Friday Thanksgiving Brat / Wishing you

Friday September 26, 2014
 
 
I really don't give Thanksgiving cards but I just had to make her up as I thought she was so cute. I will give this to my family though.  She was a lot of fun to color up and I had this sentiment from so long ago from Stempendous.. are they even still around?? I added some die cut leaves and an acorn.
Hope you enjoy and head over to the Bugaboo store to pick up your Free Friday image.
 

Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #340 - dies & punches
Crafty girls #27 - atg
Creative moments #52 - atg / 3 layers
As you like it - favorite digi & why (this new digi from Bugaboo because it's so cute and Jodie draws some awesome digis)
The cutie pie #78 - cute w/shade of autumn


recipe: su base, calico studio dp, sentiment stampendous, pti die, te die, copics, scraps




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Aud Sentiments #116 - Halloween card / Boo

Wednesday September 24, 2014
 
 
 
This two week challenge is brought to you by Bugaboo /Catch the bug. Jodie has some awesome images for you so head over to the Bugaboo store and check them out.. Don't forget Free Friday too.
 

I chose to use Trick or Treat Feet for my card. I made another long legal size card so that I could use this paper from recollection. I loved those eyes and the look it was giving. I colored the image in copics and added glossy accents and glitter to the spiders. The Happy Halloween was from one of the papers in the pack I just cut between the happy and the Halloween. Thought it needed the boo added so dug through my scraps and found the letters needed.
I hope you play along and remember to put your sentiment on the front of your card. Have fun



Challenges:
Melonheadz friends - autumn colors
Whoopsi daisy - colors of autumn
QKR #105 - fall colors
Paper take weekly - oh how cute
Inky impressions #178 - atg
Little red wagon #256 - fall theme
Creative impressions #282 - autumn colors
TSC #48 - atg

Recipe: ctb trick or treat feet, recollection, glitter, pti die, wink of stella, washi tape, glossy accents





Paper Pretties #329 Halloween / Fall -- I'm pulling for you

Wednesday September 24, 2014
 
Happy Wednesday it's hump day so that is awesome.
 
We have another fun challenge at Paper Pretties #329 Halloween / Fall..
 
I chose to use fall and fall colors. I used the stamp set Pullin for you Cooper clear set
 
I got this cute die the brown silhouette on the side but I don't know who puts it out. I went to a craft store over in Sea Side Oregon and the lady was just packaging it and other dies up and I said oh I will take one so I got it before she labeled it. If you know who the die is by I would love to know so I can give credit to the company. thanks..
 
I hope you play along with the theme. It's that time of the year and morning are quite crisp, hate that I need the car heat in the mornings, and it's darker too. Not my favorite time of the year..
 

Challenges:
Melonhead friends - autumn colors
Whoopsi daisy - colors of autumn
Crafts 4 eternity #194 - my style (colorful and sweet)
QKR stamps #105 - fall colors
Paper take weekly - oh how cute
Inky impressions #178 - atg
Little red wagon #256 - fall theme
Word art Wednesday #151 - atg
 Creative inspirations #282 - autumn colors
TSC #48 - atg

Recipe: pullin for you cooper/pp, kraft, qq scrap, club scrap scrap, die?, ribbon, brad, copics




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Catch the bug / New Release /Hi hello

Tuesday September 23, 2014
 
 
I love these little elephants that Jodie draws. This one is too cute and the little mouse with the hi sign.. so darling. Fun card to make and I hope you enjoy my card and check out the bugaboo store for some of the other September images and all the other images too.
 

Challenges:
Crafts 4 eternity #194 - my style (colorful and sweet)
Sister act - atg
Double click - atg
Sweet stampin - ribbon & bows
Pumpkin spice #84 - elephants

recipe: peaches hi hello, bazzill, studio calico dp, copics, ribbon, corner chomper, my cloud template with ranger ink for clouds.





Monday, September 22, 2014

Paper Makeup #159 - Happy Birthday - birthday fishes!

Monday September 22, 2014
 
It's time for another challenge at Paper Makeup #159 - Happy Birthday
 

This is my card with a play on words Birthday Fishes, it's still a happy birthday card. I used the image Jill fairy. I wonder how she got out there on that piling. That water looks pretty deep around her.
I had to add the fish below and I think it adds interest to the card. Same with the mesh in the background. I just thought it needed some depth.
I hope you play along and remember to use a digi and enter your Happy birthday card over at the Paper Makeup site.
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday #150 - atg
TSC #47 - atg
Moving along with the times - fairies
Crafty catz #247 - pretty women
Double click - atg
Sister act - atg

Recipe: Jill fairy /pmo, dp?, kraft, mesh, Hampton stamps fish, glitter, enamel dots, copics, my cloud template.





Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fitztown #54 Animal challenge / Just for mew

Monday September 22, 2014
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Fitztown  I hope you join us in a new challenge
 
 

 
this is the card I made for animal it's Cutie 2   I used some cat paper behind her and colored her which I had some issues with. I am not sure what colors to make her but I knew I wanted to use turquoise colors on her accessories so thought the dark black/grey would work.  I know it could be better but I like it. I thought she needed something on her tail so I drew a string and added the heart. I thought it gave it a great touch. I hope you enjoy my card and play along and link your ANIMAL  to the Fitztown blog.
 

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday #150 - atg
TSC #47 - atg
C.R.A.F.T. #277-color combo
Crafty 4 eternity #194 - my style (colorful and sweet)
Crafty catz #247 - pretty women (you  cant tell a cat she's not a pretty woman!!  don't say I didn't worn you if you try to..)
Sister act - atg
Double click - atg
Paper nest dolls #19 - atg
Crafty boots - atg
Chocolate coffee & cards #74 - dogs and cats

recipe: cutie 2 /ft, bazzill, bg max and whiskers, ss heart, copics, cottage stamper sentiment, stickles, white pen





Friday, September 19, 2014

Catch the bug Free Friday Tombstone ghost

Friday September 19, 2014
 
We have a new free Friday image. Tombstone ghost at Catch the bug
 
I kind a gave a night scene but the dark clouds don't show up too dark on the computer that is why stars are in the sky.. Cute image and perfect for that Halloween card.
Head over to Catch the bug. If the image is not there please check back. time gets away from us sometimes and gets posted a few hours later.
 

Challenges:
One stitch at a time #219 - atg w/a die (scallop on rt side)
Inky chicks #38 - atg
4 Crafty chicks #212 - fall
Creative knockout #55 - happy fall
Cute card Thursday #339 - awesome autumn
Recipe:  tombstone ghost, recollection papers, su base, copics, ss stars, stickles, su punch





Thursday, September 18, 2014

Catch the bug Oldie but goodie image. Hey dude HB

Thursday September 18, 2014
 
Today at Catch the bug is Oldie But Goodie day .. or to us at CTB OBG..
I chose to use the cute image cool crabby cat
I think this card will be for my grandson who will be 17 in October. I think it would be an awesome card for him.  I love all the details, I have colored the SS dude stamp, I cut out hey and added foam to raise it and the cute mini fat arrow and the little HB for the happy birthday part. Kept it quite colorful and fun.
 
 
Challenges:
One stitch at a time #219 - use a digi
613 Avenue create #89 - atg
The squirrel and the fox #77 - for a male
Love to create - add some lines
Squigglefly #87 - embossing or glitter (glitter)
Inky impressions - primary colors
TSC #47 - atg
recipe:  su base, studio calico dp, scraps, mft die, lil inker die, copics, glossy accents, stickles, ss dude stamp






Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Paper Pretties #328 - Buttons / Happy Birthday

Wednesday September 17, 2014
 
Hello and welcome to another challenge at Paper Pretties #328 BUTTONS
 
Now I know you all have buttons, if not find those old shirts and cut off a couple and make your card..lol
 
I have so many buttons and yea lots came from old clothing. When my mom passed away I got the button tin she kept and I remember playing with when I was a child I always thought it was fun seeing all the different kinds, sizes, shapes, colors. So I hope you find some and play along. I used the image Happy Birthday Lamb which is a clear set.
 

Challenges:
Crafts 4 eternity #193 - favorite colors (brown, teal, yellow)
QKR stampede #104 - things with wings
Brown sugar #111 - celebration
Pumpkin spice #83 - coffee or coffee color
Sweet stampin - spots and stripes
613 Avenue create #89 - atg
Lacy sunshine #42 - use something with wings
Love to create - add some lines
recipe: hb lamb/pp, su base, qq and club scrap scraps, copics, buttons,, wink of stella, white pen






Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Catch the bug / new release - Halloween sihlouette

Tuesday September 16, 2014
 
Today is New Release day at Catch the bug - Halloween silhouette
 
I used ranger distress inks for the background and sprinkled water and pearl water on the finish image. Next time I will try the pearl water on a scrap. I was more happy with just the plain water. I colored the house with copics.  Used washi tape at the top and bottom.
 

Challenges:
Crafty catz #246 - C&S
QKR stampede #104 - things with wings
My time to craft #258 - Halloween
613 Avenue create #89 - atg
Come and get it - digi and autumn theme
Lacy sunshine #42 - use something with wings
Craftin desert divas - fall
Recipe:  washi tape, ranger inks, water and pearl water, copics.






Monday, September 15, 2014

Paper Makeup #158 - Clean and Simple / May the Lord

Monday September 15, 2014
 
It's Monday and the middle of the month already..
 

Oh my this is one C&S card. I printed out the digi  Madelyn Fairy Silhouette and made sure it was in the lower corner and cut and folded it, added the sentiment and the ribbon /brad and called it good to go. C&S.. oh I added wink of stella to her wings. I love this card.. Do I say that to all of my cards? pretty much yeah..
I hope you play along and remember to use a digi.


Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #338 - too cute
Moving along with the times - texture
Crafty catz #246 - C&S
QKR stampede #104 - things with wings
613 Avenue create #89 - atg
Lacy sunshine #42 - something with wings
Word art Wednesday #149 - atg
Recipe: Madelyn fairy silhouette pmo, pti blessing vol 2. su ink, ribbon, bg brad, wink of stella glitter pen, copic, corner chomper






Friday, September 12, 2014

Catch the bug Free Friday / Boo

                                           Friday September 12, 2014
 
Today is Free Friday over at Catch the bug and we have Monster Pocket 
I made a vellum envelope and added the monster pocket to the envelope.. see the card below with the monster out of the pocket. I took some die cut BOO and added some google eyes to the OO's and when you lift it out it's suppose to scare you with a BOO... Yea I know you can see through the vellum but I don't want to totally scare a little kid..
 
I hope you head over to CTB and grab this free image before it's gone. I know you can have fun with him and so many options on what to put on the pocket.  If it's not posted at the bugaboo site yet, check back. sometimes time gets in the way and it's posted later than usual.

 
Challenges:
Crafty sentiments - spots & /or stripes
Scrap creations - favorite embellishments (buttons)
Fab n funky - cute as a button
recipe: monster pocket/ctb, su base, recollections dp, google eyes, psx bats, visual image spider, paper clips, buttons, floss, pti pocket die, embossing powder, copics, lil inker letters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fitztown #52 Anything goes / Hi

Friday September 12, 2014
 
 
 
This is my Anything Goes card for the challenge at Fitztown. I used the image Kitten Queen 3
I cut her out because I liked the sentiment on the paper but once I  added the darling girl to the paper it covered up the words. SO I added Hi.. I love the way it came out..
 
 
Challenges:
Incy wincy - all things girly
Craftin desert divas - atg
The crafty blogger network - atg
Melonhead friends - 2 or more dies
Whoopsi daisy - throw on those flowers
Crafty sentiments - spots and or stripes (stripe leggings & brad)
Paper take weekly - repeat repeat (flowers and leaves)
Scrap creations - favorite embellishments (flowers and leaves)
TSC #46 atg
Cute card Thursday #338 - too cute
Moving along with the times - texture
recipe: kq 3/ft, su base, doodle deux dp, mft hi die, various circle punches for the flower, su punch for small flowers, bg brad, copics, viva pearl pen






Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Aud Sentiments #115 - Masculine /for the man in your life / The great escape

Wednesday September 10, 2014
 
 
 
 
These two weeks we are being sponsored by Doodle Pantry. They have some darling images and I got to work with On the road digi image.
 
 This is the fun card I made. I have this awesome piece of scrapbook paper from club scrap and it has these awesome plants on it. It works great with the outdoor scene I created. I used the image On the road from Doodle Pantry, this jeep reminds me of my sons jeep before wife and kids, it's a single persons vehicle for sure.. his was blue also.. and some stickers from Quick quote to complete the card..   OH I also made my card legal size.. I don't do it often but needed the space for the image.. I like.
Hope you play along and remember to use the sentiment on the FRONT of your card... 
 
 
Challenges:
Sweet stampin - the great outdoors
IDIC #228 - atg
Delightful challenges - don't be square
TSC #46 - atg
Recipe: doodle pantry /on the road, club scrap, scrap, copics, quick quote chip board stickers and my cloud template
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Catch the bug / Humor me Wednesday - Teddy bear day - Be

Wednesday September 10, 2014
 
 
I chose to use Boy bear  he is always a favorite of mine. I love the sweet look and chose the "Be" amazing, loving, strong, yourself, you and kind.. I kept it quite simple and let the cute bear be the focal point.
 
 
 
Challenges:
Craftin Desert Divas - atg
The squirrel and the fox #77 - for a male
Crafty sentiment - spots and or stripes (the two papers on left and right and on his shirt stripes.
Paper take weekly - repeat repeat (banners)
Divas by design - atg
TSC #46 - atg

recipe: boy bear/ctb, su base, American crafts may berry dp, copics, scraps, ss die, ss words





Paper Pretties #327 - Sympathy card / I'm sorry

Wednesday September 10, 2014
 
Hello everyone and welcome to another fun challenge at Paper Pretties #327 SYMPATHY CARD
 
I am so sad when ever I use this stamp set because she reminds me of our dog, fur baby, 4 legged child, companion, girly girl Ginger who we lost last year in Oct. She was 15.5 yrs old so it was just old age but she looked just like this image. Lakeland terrier.. We Miss her daily.
 
Any how on to the challenge make a sympathy card. I know this one has a mess on the floor but I think the I'm sorry and if you wrote a sentiment on the inside reflection the sorry for your loss it would work.  I use the image message puppy which is a clear set
 
Challenges:
Jellypark September challenge - pets
Sister act #73 - atg
IDIC #228 - atg
Craftin desert divas - atg
Paper take weekly - repeat repeat ( acrylic dots)
Scrap creations - favorite embellishments (acrylic dots)

recipe: su base, qq scraps, club scrap scrap, copics, enamel dots












Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Catch the bug New Release Tuesday / Thinking of you

Tuesday September 9, 2014
 
New release day at Catch the bug / Dollar flower
Fun cute flower, I am not sure what color a dollar flower is but mine is lavender color. I added glitter to the butterfly and added the sentiment and my clouds. Like the simple look.
 
Challenges:
Crafts 4 eternity #192 - digital
Sister act #73 - atg
The ribbon girl - add a ribbon
IDIC #228 - atg
Glitter n sparkle #101 - use a digi

recipe:  dollar flower/ctb, art impressions sentiment, copics, cloud template, ranger ink, jsu base, dcwv dp, glitter, ribbon, viva pearl pen





Monday, September 08, 2014

Catch the bug / ABC - flying by to say Hi!

Monday September 8, 2014
 
Welcome to Monday at Catch the bug for our ABC challenge..
That is Any thing But a Card ... I made this candy wrap.
 
I used the image Bobblehead Witch fly by
I made this image by printing her the size I thought it should be then cut little side tabs and punched a whole in each end then threaded a piece of twine and tied it around the pack of bubble gum. You could do this to a candy bar or box of pencils, crayons.. I used a little removable adhesive behind the image to hold it in place since the twine can move around and not keep it secure. It is quite cute..
 
 
Challenges:
Penny's paper crafty #193 - atg
TSC #45 - atg
Party time Tuesday #187 - atg
Paper nest dolls #18 - atg
Glitter n sparkle #101 - use a digi

recipe: bblhwitchsign/ctb, copics, twine, bubble gun package











Paper Makeup #157 - Sequins /Gems -- I'm sure wine counts

Monday September 8, 2014
 
Welcome to Monday and another fun challenge at Paper Makeup #157 -USE Sequins / Gems
 

I chose to use wine the other fruit for my card. This image is called guilty pleasures.  I love to see yellow and purple together and of course I love green and orange also so I pretty much touched all the bases for some of my favorite color combos. I am not so much a wine person, but I do like wine.. but it was a fun card to make. I'd rather eat the cheese and grapes..
I added the sequins because I was having a hard time trying to figure where to put the sequins, I know it is either or both but I wanted to touch all bases, so added the butterfly. That's another thing.. SHOULD I MAKE THE BUTTERFLY FLYING OFF THE CARD OR ONTO THE CARD???
 What so you do?? 
I hope I have inspired you to play along and remember to use a digi..


Challenges:
Penny's paper crafty #193 - atg
Delightful - layer it
Word art Wednesday #148 - atg
Nutcrafters #76 - B is for (butterfly, bling, booze)
Partytime Tuesday #187 - atg
Paper nest dolls #18 - atg
TSC #45 - atg
Totally Gorjuss #252 - bling
Quirky crafts #18 - red red wine
Recipe: guilty pleasure/pmo, su, American craft, sequins, gems, te butterfly, glitter, copics












Saturday, September 06, 2014

Catch the bug / Saturday challenge ATG / happy day

Saturday September 6, 2014
 
Catch the bug challenge ATG woo hoo Any thing goes..
 
Always in need for birthday cards in the fall I made another one. This will be for one of my sons. One has a birthday in Oct and other one Nov.  I love his little funny face..oh this little guy is Birthday Ewe. I put glossy accents on his balloon and eyes and sprinkled a very very small amount of glitter on it while wet. Great look.
Hope you get a chance to play along and have a fun time..
btw.. Min has not had the baby yet, in case you were wondering.. hope you picked a later date when you entered it over at CTB..
 
Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - atg
Papertake weekly - atg
Loves rubber stamps #119 - atg
Clear it out - atg
Penny's paper crafty #193 - atg
Delightful - layer it
TSC #45 - atg
Nutcrafters #76 - B is for (balloon-brad)
Partytime Tuesday #187 - atg
Paper nest dolls #18 - atg

recipe: bdayewe/ctb, su, dp?, copics, bg brad, ribbon, glitter, glossy accents, eureka stamp sentiment





Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Paper Pretties #326 - Orange / Turquoise -- You make even the simple things special

Wednesday September 3, 2014
 
Happy September. I hope your Wednesday is an awesome day.
 
Today we have another challenge at Paper Pretties #326 to use Orange and Turquoise
Now I have to admit I do love those two colors together. I had fun making my card. I paper pieced the water can.. oh my I did not realize what all the cutting would be until I got started. I do like the look so it was worth the extra time. This stamp set is called Simply Special it's a clear stamp set
 
 
Challenges:
Cupcake inspirations #276 - color challenge
613 Avenue create #87 - atg /twist autumn
A*muse studio - atg
Craftin divas - atg
Crafty sentiments - atg
Papertake weekly - atg
Loves rubberstamps #119 - atg
Clear it out - atg
Recipe: simply special/pp, su kraft, qq scrap, dp?, corner chomper, sequins, ribbon, copics, enamel hearts





Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Catch the bug New Release ladybug flower / happy birthday

Tuesday September 2, 2014
 
 
I thought this image needed to be a longer card vs. an A2 card. I printed the image out for an A2 but oh it was so small that I  thought the coloring of the flowers would be lost, little alone the bugs would be nothing.. LOL.
 
This was a fun card to color and I love the little bugs on the flowers. I thought it would make a great Happy birthday card so I just repeated the HB below the grass.
 

Challenges:
Cupcake inspirations #276 - color inspiration
IDIC #227 - use a digi
613 Avenue create #87 - atg /twist autumn
A*muse studio - atg
Come and get it - thing with wings (butterflies and ladybugs)
Incy wincy - cute critters
Craftin Divas - atg

recipe, ladybug flower ctb, su curry, dcwv dp, su black, copics, glitter, paper pretties happy birthday, my cloud template, ranger ink





Monday, September 01, 2014

Paper Makeup #156 - Anything goes / Discovery

Monday September 1, 2014
 
 
 
This is my Anything goes card using Eric the captain fairy.. I had some left over sb paper and chipboard stickers from Quick quotes so thought this would be a great time to use them up.
 I love the colors and the fun look to my card. Hope it inspires you to play along and just remember to use a digi for your main focal project.
 


Challenges:
TSC #44 - atg
4 crafty chicks  #209 - something old/new (old stars, new designer paper / chipboard)
Cute card Thursday #336 - atg
Creative knockout #52 - whimsical wings
Sister act #72 - atg
Brown sugar #109 - atg
Recipe: Eric the captain /pmo, qq dp, stickers, mme enamel dots, queen & co stars, copics,





Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fitztown challenge #51 - Fantasy / Gnome for the holidays

Monday September 1, 2014
 
Welcome to another challenge at Fitztown Challenge #51 - Fantasy
 
OK so is this a fantasy or not?  to me a fantasy is something that isn't real, imagination, many people feel is false.. Well I think Gnomes are fantasy, imagination, false.. so this is my FANTASY card.. LOL
I used the Garden 1 image from the Fitztown store
 
since I had a sentiment that fit with the gnome I chose to make it a Christmas card.. (boy I have made a lot of Christmas cards this past month.... what's one more? )
 
I chose some Christmas papers, it's kind of hard to see the snowflake paper behind the image but yup it's snowflakes. The checkered herringbone red looking paper was perfect for the bottom half and the stripe paper was a little added look. I added the little enamel white dots to give a little more activity to the card. BUT the focal point are those Gnomes aren't they the cutest ever. I love the mushroom that they are hiding under and those cute little faces and happy look, and I am sure the one on the left is wearing Uggs.. (I love my uggs and cant wait for colder weather) It's a really cute digi image and fun to work with.
Hope you play along and load your card to the Fitztown challenge blog and follow the Fantasy theme.
 
challenges:
TSC #44 - atg
4 crafty chicks # 209 - something old/new (old dp new image/enamel dots
Cute card Thursday #336 - atg
Sister act # 72 - atg
Brown sugar #109 - atg
recipe:  garden 1/ft, su base, scrap papers, simon says gnome for holidays, mme dots, copics, my cloud template, ranger ink