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









Friday, August 29, 2014

Catch the bug Free Friday / find joy

Friday August 29, 2014
 
Welcome to another Free Friday at Catch the bug  this is Sand Flamingo
 
I had this left over mesh and it gave me the thought of using it as water and of course the kraft is the sand that he is sitting in then the sky behind him. I used the twine to give a little more texture and to help with that broken space. I put glitter on the sand and the goggles. I hope you can see it. This was a fun card to make and makes me want to head to the beach ..
 

Challenges:
Craft your passion #228 - summer fun
Crafty sentiment - animal
Shopping our stash #166 - ABC (animal/banner/clouds
Through the craftroom door 8/26-9/1 atg
Inky impressions #174 - atg
Cute card Thursday #336 - atg
C.R.A.F.T/ #274 - animal/pet
Sister act #72 - atg
Brown sugar #109 - atg
Chocolate, coffee & cards #72 - bingo (yellow, string, blue)
recipe: sand flamingo /ctb, su base, mesh qq, cloud dp?, twine, su polka dots and paisley sentiment, scrap yellow, turq. color box ink, glitter, copics





Thursday, August 28, 2014

Catch the bug / OBG - Love is everything

Thursday August 28, 2014
 
 
 
I decided to give the texture paste another try. It has been awhile since I used it and I wanted a texture behind the image so thought this would be a great time to give it another go. The hardest part is to wait for the past to dry. I also had this negative sq. die left over from the YNS alphabet die. I cant throw anything away..LOL. Now I am glad I didn't. I thought Deacon needed to have some awesome hair color so went for it. I am loving this card.
 
Challenges:
Tuesday throwdown #210 - atg
Through the craftroom door 8/26 - 9/1 atg
Clear it out - fav color /atg (purple, black, red)
Fab n funky #226 - for the kids
Inky impressions #174 - atg
Sassy studio #244 - its all about love
Creative knockout #52 - whimsical wings
recipe: deacon wings/ctb, mft die, kraft, scraps, yns negative, stencil ss, su punch, embossing powder, texture paste, copics, glitter, favorite flower sentiment ss





Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aud Sentiments #114 - No Happy Birthday cards / Thinking about you

Wednesday August 27, 2014
 
 BUT NO HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
 

Our sponsor for these two weeks is Stamp Art Designs / Whimsy stamps..

 
 
This is my card using the darling image Gracie, I have a second cousin name Gracie and she has lovely long curly hair that any thin short hair person would love..
I also used the sentiment that came with the image. I used some scraps I had from Quick Quote projects I was working on and also the flowers were punched out of some scraps from QQ. The punch is my favorite punch from Stampin up, the leaf is MS punch.
I hope you play along you have this week and next week to enter your card and remember to put your sentiment on the FRONT of your card. Have fun.
 

Challenges:
Craft your passion #228 - summer fun
Love to create - mad about plaid
Loves rubber stamps #118 - 2 or more dp
Through the craftroom door - 8/26-9/1 atg
Clear it out - fav color /atg (teal/brown/green)
Fab n funky #226 - for the kids
Inky impressions #174 - atg
Little red wagon #252 - girl power
Creative inspirations #278 - flower power
recipe: gracie/art of kathryne, su, qq scraps, su punch, ms punch, copics, my cloud temp. viva pearl pen





Paper Pretties #325 - Happy Birthday

Wednesday August 27, 2014
 
 
We can all use a birthday card in our stash so here is another chance to make a birthday card and enter it into our weekly challenge.
 
This is my card using Helium Cheri  I love this little guy and had a lot of fun making my card. I had some scraps and so put them to use in dies for my card. I don't use banners enough and love the look. Humm guess I will have to make more banners. I know I will have a fun time giving this card.
 

Challenges:
Incy wincy -8-25 banners & balloons
Squigglefly #34 - round the block
Crafty sentiment - animal
Shopping our stash #166 - ABC (animal, banner-balloon. circles, clouds)
Loves rubberstamps #118 - 2 or more dp
Divas by design - happy birthday
Fab n funky #226 - for the kids
Inky impressions #174 - atg
recipe: helium cheri/pp, copics, duex prima dp, tech tues. dies, mft die, twine





Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Catch the bug New Release Tuesday / Ladybug fairy girl / Put on something

Tuesday August 26, 2014
 
Welcome to a new Tuesday and Release day at Catch the bug we have ladybug fairy girl
I just had to use the black dot paper and then the green dot ribbon onto the red card. I love this look and I thought I matched up the ribbon and copic pretty good. I love these new images Jodie has been coming up with. She looks like she is telling the ladybug to smile. He has that sad look. I tried a different effect for the button and ribbon. I don't do this enough and I see it a lot on blogs. Just adding twine to the end of the ribbon and then I threaded a button through and tied a bow. It can still be mailed because the ribbon can bend back or forward.
 
Challenges:
Sister act #71 - atg
Totally Gorjuss #250 - sorry
Pumpkin spice #80 - children
Come and get it - atg  w/sentiment
Craft your passion #228 - summer fun
Tuesday throwdown #210 - atg
Clear it out - favorite color /atg (red/black/green)
recipe: ladybug fairy girl/ctb, sentiment?, su base, scrap, ribbon, twine, button, glitter, copics, white gel pen.





Monday, August 25, 2014

Paper Makeup Challenge #155 - Embossing / Everthing is better

Monday August 25, 2014
 
 

This is my fun card. I used the darling image Boy with teddy - Teddy Fairy. I did dry embossing and also wet embossed the sentiment. I have paste but thought I couldn't fit it into the card design that I wanted. The polka dot yellow is ribbon to give a little more texture to the card. It almost looks like paper but nope it's ribbon. I am loving these enamel dots / hearts that I have been getting lately.
I hope you play along and remember to use a digi on your card for our challenges.
 
challenges:
Sister act #71 - atg
Brown sugar #108 - lets get krafty
Totally Gorjuss #250 - sorry
Pumpkin spice #80 - children
Come and get it - atg w/sentiment
Squigglefly #34 - round the block
recipe: teddy fairy/pmo, su base, scraps, enamel dots/hearts, embossing folders, embossing powder, sb die, ribbon, copics, glitter











Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fitztown Challenge #49 - Embossing wet or dry / Memories close to my heart

Friday August 22, 2014
 
 
image used is GARDEN 29 which can be found in the Fitztown store
 
 
This is my card I made using the image Garden 29 for the challenge of Embossing dry and wet.. I covered both bases and did the dry embossing using the circle folder and wet embossing using Zing white powder.  I love lady bugs and I am pretty sure they are ladybugs.. if not they are now. I chose different color papers to work with the colors I used in the image. It really stand out in real life. I hope the card does the same on your computer. 


Challenges:
Loves Rubber stamps #117 - wings
Through the craftroom door - aug 19-25 - atg
Inky impressions #173 - atg
Word art Wednesday #146 - atg
Creative inspirations #277 - atg
TSC #43 - atg
Clear it out - atg
recipe: garden 29 image from Fitztown, su base, club scrap scraps, embossing folder, embossing powder, sentiment PSX, copics, wink of stella glitter pen











Someone remembers someone cares

Thursday August 21, 2014
 
I made this card for a co worker who needed a thank you card for her pastor. I made this card and hope it's what she is looking for. If not I can give it to someone.
 
I used the PTI stamp set blessings vol. 2 and the Studio g thank you. Also used embossing powder and then old olive for the ty. I like the look.   (BTW she loved it) 
 

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday #146  - atg
Eureka #103 - inspirational
Inky impressions #173 - atg
TSC #43 - atg
Through the craftroom door - aug 19-25  atg
recipe: pti and studio g stamps, white embossing power, su ink, scraps











Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paper Pretties #324 challenge White- Black & 1 color of your choice / there's no end

Wednesday August 20, 2014
 
 
This is my card using black / white & my choice is pink... I love this cute zebra called Zebradiah
I chose some awesome black and white papers and fun dies along with the black and white zebra, added some pink card base and pink to the mane and tail.
 
this month you can have 50% taken off your entire order just use the promo code at the end BACKTOSCHOOL
 
challenges:
613 Avenue create #85 - atg
Word art Wednesday #146 - atg
Fab n Funky #226 - for the kids
Inky impressions #173 - atg
TSC 343 - atg
Creative moments #49 - atg w animals
zebradiah/pp, su base, scraps, copics, sb die, corner chomper





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Catch the bug New Release Beach girl / in the summer sunshine

Tuesday August 19, 2014
 
  I had this new paper pad that I just picked up from Tuesday Morning. I love that store. They have cheap but designer products. I got this awesome American Crafts pad and this paper already had the sentiment on it. So I added the image, sun and sun glasses. Sweet huh? I added the little markings on the glasses and added some gray scraps for lens then added glossy accents on the lens while wet I sprinkled lightly glitter over the lens. I love the look. I ran the sun through embossing folders and colored the beach girl image with copics.
 
Challenges:
Polkadoodles #33 - fun in the sun
Sister act #70 - atg
Brown sugar #107 - atg
Pile it on #33 - by the beach
Eclectic ellapu - seaside
Recipe: beach girl/ctb, American craft may berry, scraps, mft die, te die, copics, glossy accents, glitter, embossing folder, white gel pen