Friday, August 28, 2015

I'm in shape... round is a shape!! Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday August 28, 2015
 
Free Friday at Catch the bug - Mildred round is a shape
 
she can be found at the bugaboo store
 
 
 
This is the cute image called Mildred round is a shape... I also played along using circles on the card. Added some various sizes and colors. I also took some office supply hole enforcers and colored them with ranger ink then took various stamps and stamped over them to give a simple design. I also used a circle embossing folder.
 

Challenges:
Choosday crafting wk 34 - 2 or more papers
Crafty gals corner - lots of layers
Creative knockouts #104 - atg
Jo's scrap shack #103 - atg

recipe: mildred/ctb, su gray, scaps, mft die, embossing folder, copics, wink of stella, bling, office supply circles, corner chomper




Thursday, August 27, 2015

Morgan's Art World # 6 - Just for men / Toad-ally happy for you

Friday August 28, 2015
 
 
 

Images can be found at the Morgan's Art World store
I am using the frog image which I think is perfect for a man card.  I just chose some manly designer papers and a toad-ally awesome sentiment.. I thought of doing some embellishments but did not want to fussy it up any. I think it looks ok as it is.
 

Challenges:
Hiding in my craft room #213 - any holiday
Sweet stampin - spots or stripes
Suzy bee's bloomin #94 - atg /w twist add a border
Glitter n sparkle #151 - happy birthday
Incy wincy designs - birthday wishes
Word art Wednesday #198 - atg
Simon Wednesday - atg
Creative knockouts #104 - atg
Jo's scrap shack #103 - atg

recipe: MAW frog, kraft journal kraft paper, bg serenade dp, tech tues. sentiments, copics




Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aud Sentiment #139 - A few of my favorite things

Thursday August 27 - September 8, 2015
 
Aud Sentiments #139 challenge - FALL FUN + SENTIMENT
 

Our fun sponsor for these two weeks is The Paper Shelter
 

This is my card for the FALL FUN + SENTIMENT challenge.. How I love fall and the colors of the leaves.. (not too excited about winter) It is still kinda warm and light out so its a nice change. I thought this little Autumn leaves image is so cute and the little butterfly holding onto the falling leave was a cute touch. I used 7 gypsies paper and just cut it up and added to another piece of 7 gypsies dark brown. I white embossed the sentiment which is from Tech. Tues. 
I hope you find time to play along. YOU have TWO WEEKS.. Just remember it's FALL FUN + a SENTIMENT.
 
 


Challenges:
Just us girls #307 - photo
Choosday crafting wk 34 - 2 or more papers
Simon Wednesday - atg
Creative knockouts #104 - atg

recipe: autumn leaves / tps, 7 gypsies dp, su card base, sb die, embossing white powder, paper flowers, copics, tech tue sentiment




Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A litte me time - Inspiration Destination #48

Wednesday August 26, 2015
 
 

Our sponsor is All Dressed Up
 
 This is the card I made called A little me time.. she can be found at the All Dressed Up store along with some other awesome images.  I really kept it simple and used some pinks for the girly look.
I hope you find time to play along at Inspiration Destination.



Challenges:
Creative fingers #90 - atg
Sister act #120 - atg
Crafts 4 eternity #240 - summer
613 Ave. create # 138 - atg/opt. girls night out
IDIC #278 - use a digi
Craft your passion #276 - atg
Crafting from the heart #74 - atg
Word art Wednesday #198 - atg
Penny's paper crafty #242 - girly

recipe: all dressed up/a little me time, copics, su papers, club scrap papers, acrylic stickers and 1/2 pearl





Inspiration Destination # 48 - Faith - Hope - Love

Wednesday August 26, 2015
 
Inspiration Destination #48 - Always anything goes
 
 
 
Our sponsor is Just Inklined
 I am using the image Psalm.. I love the praying hands. I really wanted to keep it pretty simple. I colored the image then added the PTI corner design.. See the cross.. WELL I had a smear of black ink on my finger when I did the upper left corner.. Darn it any how. I tried to scrape it off.. nope it looked scratched.. so I did a simple cross and khaki ink and cut it out and put it over the mark and sleeve. I think it was a good mistake. I wanted to keep the sentiment simple as the bible verse says it all so added the Faith - Hope - Love.. from PTI.. I'm liking..
I hope you play along at ID and remember it's always ATG
 
 

Challenges:
Creative fingers #90 - atg
Sister act #120 - atg
IDIC #278 - use a digi
Craft your passion #276 - atg
Crafting from the heart #74 - atg
Word art Wednesday #198 - atg
Addicted to stamps #159 - clean and simple
Simon Wednesday - atg

recipe: Just inclined / psalm, pti cross/sentiment/corners, copics, su cs.




Merry Christmas - Catch the bug New Release

Tuesday August 25, 2015
 
New release at Catch the bug
 
 
You can find this awesome trio flower block in the Bugaboo store
I know it's kind a weird making a Christmas card using black and these flowers.. but it just spoke to me. LOL. I colored the flowers really softly and embossed the Merry Christmas and added some die cut butterflies.. I love this card and simple elegant look.

Challenges:
Creative fingers #90 - atg
Sister Act #120 - atg
QKR stampede #153 - use a die cut (butterflies)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #243 - use some gold (embossing powder)
Hiding in my craft room #213 - any holiday
IDIC #278 - use a digi
Craft your passion #276 - atg
Crafting from the heart #74 - atg

recipe: trio flower block/bugaboo, black su, pink recollection, ss sentiment, su butterflies, copics, wink of stella




Friday, August 21, 2015

Teachers have class - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday August 21, 2015
 
 
 
 
Free Friday image is Ruby September which can be found over at the Bugaboo store.
 
Since she reminded me of a teacher I went with using stickers and adding them to the tag for the sentiment. I used scraps and some stars.. do teachers still give stars??
 

Challenges:
Penny's paper crafty #241 - atg
Simon Wednesday - back to school
The paper shelter #215 - back to school
Word art Wednesday #197 - atg
Art impressions wk 2 - atg
Cute card Thursday #387 - back to school

recipe: ruby September/bugaboo, qq scraps, stickers, chip board tag, ribbon, bg brad, stars, su punch, copics, glitter, su card stock




Thursday, August 20, 2015

My last wedding card Mr. & Mrs. tying the knot

Thursday August 20, 2015
 
I hate messes and when I looked at my craft table I still had my dies, stamps, papers all over it from the last wedding cards I made for a co-worker.. well before I cleaned it up I decided to make one more card.. This is what I made. I kept it so simple. I didn't want to use a cream card behind the designer paper so I used some blush simon says ink and just went down the side so the base is cream color inside  and added this designer paper from My Minds Eye and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says and added some Simon Says hearts. The gray hearts I brushed with Wink of Stella.. I hope you can see the glitter to it. Soft but noticeable.  I am sure I can find someone to buy this card.
Now I have a nice clean desk so I can start my next project with a clear mind.. I'm just that way..
 


Challenges:
Crafting from the heart #73 - atg
Crafty sentiments - atg
Die cuttin divas #229 - celebrate
Penny's paper crafty #241 - atg
Word art Wednesday #197 - atg

recipe: simon says die, stamp, ink, mme dp




Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Inspiration Destination #47 - Embrace today - Happy Birthday

Wednesday August 19, 2015
 
Inspiration Destination #47 - Always anything goes 
 
 
 
 
 
Our sponsor for this card is Inky Impressions
 
 
This is my card using the image Spunky scooter Lili by Inky Impressions.. I wanted her scootin through a field of flowers. She is embracing the day, it's her birthday.. I wanted her to be girly so kept with the pink and flowers.. I added a small flower and leaves to give more floral to the card.
 


 Challenges:
Splendiferous creations - Birthday
Simply papercraft #11 - atg
Simply create too #92 - atg
Patties creations #113 - atg
613 ave. create #137 - atg
Lil patch of crafty friends #16- atg
Craft your passion #275 - atg
Crafty sentiments - atg
Die cuttin divas #229 - celebrate
Shopping our stash #215 - layer it on me

recipe: inky impressions spunky scooter Lili, kraft journal kraft card, dp? scraps, circle punches, ms leaf punch, bg brad, hb?, tech tues embrace today, copics





Inspiration Destination #47 - summer sun

Wednesday August 19, 2015
 
 
 
 
One of our sponsors this week is Gerda Steiner
 
 
This is my card using Gerda Steiner Watermelon kid.. Yummy huh?? I love watermelon and YuP I put salt on mine.. do you put salt on yours??
I thought this card needed some watermelon seeds so I used a leaf die from TE and then cut them off and added a little white ink to give a shine.. I used a QQ sticker summer sun.. summer sun summer fun eating watermelon and just having the juice run down your chin...
I hope you play along and remember it's always ATG at ID
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 Challeges:
Simply papercraft #11 - atg
Simply create too - #92 - atg
Polkadoodles wk 33 - use something new (image)
Patties creations #113 - atg
613 ave. create #137 - atg
Dragonfly journeys #18 - boys will be boys
Lil patch of crafty friends #16 - atg
Craft your passion #275 - atg
Crafting from the heart #73 - atg
Crafty sentiments - atg
Digi choosday crafting wk 33 - all about men
Shopping our stash #215 - layer it on me

recipe:  gerda steiner watermelon kid, kraft journal kraft base, scraps, qq sentiment, te leave die, copics, white ink, my cloud template






Catch the bug - Bugaboo New Release - You light up my life

Tuesday August 18, 2015
 
New release at Bugaboo called You light up my life
 

This is the cute image that is just being released. It has a blank box that goes under the light bulbs for a sentiment but I cut it off as I had this sentiment that I wanted to use in it's place.
I colored it quite simply with copics and added wink of stella to the bulbs and hearts but of course they are hard to see. The papers are from DCWV lemon flower. The sentiment is from Simon says.
There are so many nice sentiments that can go with the cute digi. Hope you head over to the store and see the new items.
 
 

Challenges:
Simply papercraft #11 - atg
Simply create too - #92 - atg
Polkadoodles wk 33 - use something new - image
Patties creations #113 - atg
613 ave. create #137 - atg
Lil patch of crafty friends #16 - atg
Craft your passion #275 - atg
Crafting from the heart #73 - atg

recipe: you light up my life/bugaboo, copics, kraft from kraft journal, dcwv lemon flower, simon says watts up? sentiment, wink of stella




Sunday, August 16, 2015

Another wedding card.. Tying the knot

Sunday August 16, 2015
 
OK, if you read my blog Friday you saw that I was asked to make a wedding card by a co-worker who needs one for a wedding.. well she said she now needs another.. so sorta kept with the same concept and made another card but using different My Minds Eye dp pieces.. Same My Favorite Thing flower and leaf dies..and Simon Says stamp set.. So all is the same products just different look.. I love it and hope she does.. I may have to still play with these papers.. Hard to get into making cards on a work night.. and this weekend I was so busy with other projects that this was all I accomplished for wedding cards.
 


Challenges:
Creative inspirations #323 - flowers
Penny's paper crafty #240 - atg
Word art Wednesday #196 - atg
Cute card Thursday #386 - atg
Crafty catz #288  - new beginnings
Scrap and craft #12 - wedding
Less is more  wk. 237- congratulations
Cupcake inspirations #323 - glam

recipe: simon says stamp, my minds eye dp, my favorite things dies.




Friday, August 14, 2015

My card - Congratulations

Friday August 14, 2015
 
A co-worker asked me to make a wedding card for an upcoming wedding she is attending.. I grabbed my awesome Simon Says stamp set,  My Minds Eye dp and My Favorite Things dies.. and this is what I came up with.. I used a strip across the center seam of the two designer papers and I like the foil dots it has on it. The flower die is two sided the back side is foiled as you can see in the inside of the center part of the flower.. I wish the black would of stamped more solid.. I have used it before so was surprised it did not stamp more solid. It's home made and it does not look bad.. I love the look and I hope she likes it.. I may try another one over the weekend as it's that time of the year for weddings..
 

Challenges:
Creative inspirations #323 - flowers
Penny's paper crafty #240 - atg
Word art Wednesday #196 - atg
Cute card Thursday #386 - atg
Crafty catz #288 - new beginnings
Scrap and craft #12 - wedding

recipe: ss stamp, mft dies, mme dp, half pearl, scrap green for the leaves





Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Aud #138 - Fairies plus a sentiment - Wishing you Happiness

Thursday August 13-25 2015
 
 
 
 Our sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps
 
 

I am using the image called Christmas bird by Elaine Cox.. Is she not a beauty. I have this awesome holly die from Taylored Expressions and don't get to use it too often since it's a Christmas type of die so when I get the chance I jump for it.. and since she had some holly in her hair and this came as a circle image... figured it would be perfect.  I used SU papers. I used a Paper Trey sentiment and added some berry blings in her hair from Pazzaz aplenty.. I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at Aud Sentiments.. It's Fairies plus a sentiment.
 

Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #241 - something beginning with "S" (snowflakes)
IDIC #276 - things with wings
Pile it on #81 - summer or winter
Craft your passion #274 - atg
Crafting from the heart #72 - atg
Digi choosday wk 32 - dies/punches
Creative card crew # 93 - sparkle (wings and snowflakes in hair)
Penny's paper crafty #240 - atg
Word art Wednesday #196 - atg
Crafty gals corner #32 - any holiday
Fab n funky #270 - things with wings
Cute card Thursday #386 - atg

recipe: image Christmas bird/sweet pea, pti sentiment, holly die te, sentiment die?, su papers, copics, glitter, pizzaz aplenty bling




Guest Design spotlight at Crafting by design - Thank you for the many wonderful things in my life

Wednesday August 12, 2015
 
I am the Guest Designer today at Crafting by designs..  and the theme is Lots of layers..
 
Thank you so much for asking me to be a guest designer. I feel privileged and I hope you like my card..
I hope you all play along and enter your card over at Crafting by designs..  Just add lots of layers
 

This is my card.. I made the water color background using Ranger inks and just swiped them on my craft sheet then spritzed with water and laid my wc paper in it.. dried the card and kept dabbing the wc paper till I got the effect I wanted...I love the summer warm feel of the background. I won this flower stamp from DRS so I chose to use it and stamped it in black and went different heights and used an old grass stamp I have to give a little movement below the flowers. I added the sentiment from Simon says and a butterfly die from Taylored expressions.. added some bling down the body. I layered the image and strip of green on a pink card base from bazzil.. wanted to tie the pink in the wc paper to the base and butterfly. I  tell you in real life this card is really awesome.. in my eye's that is.. lol.
I hope I have inspired you to enter your card over at Crafting by designs..  lots of layers
 
 

Challenges:
Allsorts #323 - inspired by summer
Sweet stampin - anything but a birthday
Jo's scrap shack #100 - atg
QKR #151 - atg
Brown sugar #158 - atg
Sister act #118 - atg
Creative fingers #89 - atg
Come and get it - feature a creature
Glitter n sparkle #149 - add some flowers
IDIC #276 - things with wings
Pile it on #81 - summer or winter
Craft your passion #274 - atg
Crafting from the heart #72 - atg
Simon Monday - home grown summer
Fab n funky #270 - things with wings

recipe: bazzill card base, water color paper, black su, drs flower image, grass rubber seed co, archival black ink, gems, te die, ranger inks, ss sentiment




Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Inspiration Destination #46 - It is not cellulite

Wednesday August 12, 2015
 
Inspiration Destination #46  - ALWAY ANYTHING GOES
 
 
 
Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo stamps
 

This card made me laugh the whole time I was making it.. ok not laugh the whole time but a big smile. I love the image from Bugaboo and Stella is so funny, the image is Stella Cellulite. I used the mini dot embossing folder as it reminded me of cellulite / braille .. I kept this card pretty simple



challenges:
Jo's scrap shack #100 - atg
QKR #151 - atg
Brown sugar #158 - atg
Sister act #118 - atg
Creative fingers #89 - atg
Glitter n sparkle #149 - add some flowers
Craft your passion #274 - atg
Crafting from the heart #72 - atg
Eureka stamps #153 - hot hot hot
Shopping our stash #214 - glasses

recipe: Su base, scraps, embossing folder, copics, bugaboo image.




Inspiration Destination # 46 - Coffee and friends

Wednesday August 12, 2015
 
Inspiration Destination #46 challenge. Always anything goes
 

Our sponsor this week is Fresh Brewed Designs
 
 this is my card I made using the image Peace, Love and Coffee image.  I love coffee and really craved it while I was making my card. I used a lot of scraps for the design. I embossed the brown as it kind a looked like the cozies that go around the coffee cups. The red paper was just a cool paper I added some hearts coming out so it looks like steam but it's hearts.. The sentiment is from reverse confetti.  Fun card.  I hope I inspired you to make a card and enter it over at Inspiration Destination.. Always anything goes.
 
 

Challenges:
Hiding in my craft room # 211 - super scrap Saturday
Jo's scrap shack #100 - atg
QKR #151 - atg
Brown sugar #158 - atg
Sister act #118 - atg
Creative fingers #89 - atg
Eureka stamps #153 - hot hot hot
Simon Wednesday - food or drink

recipe: image from fresh brewed, kraft base from kraft journal, qq scraps, other scraps, ss hearts, copics, wink of stella, embossing folder, reverse confetti sentiment.




Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Inspiration Destinaion #45 - Everything is better when shared with a friend!

Wednesday August 5, 2015
 
 
 
 
One of the sponsors this week is A day for daisies
 
 
 I am using the image called A lap full of kittens.. I thought the sentiment went well but should of said friends... since more than one kitten.. I know I feel better when my 4 legged fur baby dog is with me.. he brings such comfort and sure these kittens are really getting a lot of lovin and she in turn is getting lots of lovin back.. Love pets they give unconditional love..  I obviously don't have kittens - only because I am so allergic so did not know how to color them..  I didn't want to get all weird on coloring them so kept it pretty simple.  The papers are all from Stampin up and the sentiment is darcies..   I hope you play along and enter your ANYTHING GOES CARD over at ID..



Challenges:
Glitter n sparkle #148 - atg
Lil patch of crafty friends #15 - atg
Craft your passion #273 - atg
Crafting from the heart #71 - atg
Clear it out - atg
Papertake weekly - atg
Addicted to stamps and more #156 - atg
Penny's paper crafty #239 - for a child or featuring a child
Word art Wednesday #195 - atg

recipe: ad4d image, su papers, copics, darcies sentiment




Inspiration Destination # 45 - Anything goes / sending you a very happy little hello

Wednesday August 5, 2015
 
 

 

This darling is a Polkadoodle image called Amelia braids.. isn't she sweet looking.  I had this scrap piece of dp from quick quote and she is sitting on the top ledge. I made the clouds with my homemade x-ray film and then I thought I should put some birds with her. She is looking at the birds and thinking.
 

Challenges:
Suzy bee's bloomin #91 - atg /with wings or feathers
Crazy 4 challenges #297 - have happy on your card
Come and get it - fun in the sun
Glitter n sparkle #148 - atg
Dragonfly journeys #17 - color challenge
Lil patch of crafty friends #15 - atg
Craft your passion #273 - atg
Crafting from the heart #71 - atg
Clear it out - atg
Papertake weekly - atg
Addicted to stamps and more #156 - atg
Penny's paper crafty #239 - for a child or featuring a child
The paper shelter # 213 - punches or dies
Word art Wednesday #195 - atg

recipe: Amelia braids /polkadoodles, qq dp, my cloud template, birds are ms punch using my made paper design, copics, pti sentiment.




Friday, July 31, 2015

Catch the bug Free Friday - Happy day

Friday July 31, 205
 
 

This is my card using the image Raggedy Angel Stars that can be found at Bugaboo
 
I wanted to make a nice tag and I have been looking at this dp from dcwv and so had to use it for this card. I chose a simple sentiment from Eureka. When I cut the image out I also cut the stars that were in the free Friday image.. I added them to the card in the position they were before cutting apart.
 

Challenges:
Eureka stamps #151 - atg ("happy day" by Eureka stamps)
Penny's paper-crafty #238 - ribbon or twine
The paper shelter - atg
Word art Wednesday #194 - atg
Crafty gals corner #30 - atg
4 Crafty chicks #257 - atg
Southern girls - atg

recipe: raggedy angel/ bugaboo, su base, dcwv papers, eureka sentiment, ribbon, copics, wink of stella, staple




Thursday, July 30, 2015

Morgan's ArtWorld #4 challenge -USE THREE OF SOMETHING / Make a wish

Friday July 31- August 13, 2015
 
It's time for another challenge at Morgans ArtWorld #4 -
USE THREE OF SOMETHING
 
 
I am using a new image from the Etsy store and there is a new release of four images by
 Judy Mastrangelo.. I am using the image Dandelion Elf... 
I used three butterflies from Stampin up to complete the challenge theme of using 3 of something. I colored a piece of white card stock with copics and die cut them. I used some Stampin up designer papers and the sentiment is from Local rubber king.  I colored the image with copics and added some wink of stella..  I added a piece of cardstock behind the card with I took my photo so it would not be washed out with the photo box I have.
I hope you enjoy this image and check out the etsy store for Morgan's and Judy's images.
 
Play along and enter your card over at the Morgan's ArtWorld blog
 

 Challenges:
Allsorts wk 321 - add a butterfly
Simply create too #90 - for a precious child
Polkadoodles wk 30 - 2 or more pattern papers
Come and get it - fairies
Glitter n sparkle #147 - use something starts w/B (butterflies)
One stitch at a time #242 - atg w/children
Die cutting divas #226 - the great outdoors
Crafting by design - atg
4 Crafty chicks #257 - atg
Southern girls - atg

recipe: dandelion elf, su dp, die, copics, wink of stella, local rubber king sentiment, su base