Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Paper Pretties # 307 theme - Girly girl

Wednesday April 23, 2014
 
 
This theme makes me sad as that is what I use to call my little 4 legged fur baby that passed away last October. I / we always called her Girly girl.
 
Any how this is the card I made with this theme. I used the fawn balloon girl and kept her pretty pastel. I had this card base that was already the green/purple/pink and blue so that was perfect girly girl colors. I made these little flowers with the su punch and then I take a ball stylist and make them cup flower shape and punched some leaves and added some viva pearl pen drops in the center. Pretty simple C&S card too. I don't know who the sentiment is by but thought it worked as it's not really a birthday card but a girl just holding a balloon.
 
challenges:
Craft your passion #210 - pretty pastels
Eureka stamps #86 - clean and simple
Craftin desert divas - color inspiration
Crafty cardmakers #114 - hand made flowers
The squirrel and the fox - die cut or punches
Lacy sunshine #31 - make it feminine
recipe: fawn balloon girl/pp, card base?, sentiment?, ms punch, su punch, viva pearl pen, copics, wink of stella glitter pen




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release - Friends word

Tuesday April 22, 2014
 
Hello Friends... This is Tuesday which means a
and today we have FRIEND word
 
I colored this friends with my Atyou Spica pens so it's quite sparkly and colorful. I thought the FRIEND couldn't be left alone (on my card) so I added forever and a little flower. Makes for a clean and simple card.
 
challenges:
Dream valley #80 - say it with words
Paper crafting - no pattern paper
Pause Dream Enjoy #8 - atg
Eureka Stamps #86 - clean and simple
Sentimental Sunday - color inspiration
4 crafty chicks #190 - sentiment only
recipe: friends word/bugaboo, bazzill, scraps, forever su, hero arts black, bg brad, embossing folder, atyou spica pen




Monday, April 21, 2014

Paper Makeup #137 WATER challenge / Always there

Monday April 21, 2014
 
Well surprise surprise, I have joined another design team. I am the lucky new designer on Paper Makeup / Digi Makeover
I hope you will play along and that my cards each week inspires you to make your card and post it to the Paper Makeup challenge blog. New challenges are each Monday and a different theme each week.
 

This is the card I made using the digi image Sourpuss from digi makeover. He does not look happy, he looks like he needs someone there to cheer him up. I colored him with my copics and used the rain drops and a few added hearts (to show love) from MFT and embossed them with Zing embossing powder and a little glitter embossing powder to give a sparkle look. I used an oval spellbinder die and made a banner cut for the sentiment

challenges:
Just us girls #237 - color challenge
Pile it on #16 - make own background
Paper crafting - no pattern paper
Crafting musketeers #12 - monochrome
Charisma cardz #8 - April showers
The crafty blogger - die cut or embossing
recipe: sourpuss pmo image, su blue, scraps, mft umbrella set, embossing powder colbot sentiment, zing and winter ice raindrops and hearts, sb die, copics, glitter pen




Saturday, April 19, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #253 challenge / hello love

Saturday April 19, 2014
 
Unscripted Sketches #253   New Saturday new sketch. This is a fun sketch so hope you play along. You can turn the sketch, make a scrap book page or a framed project. Just have fun and enter your card at Unscripted Sketches.
 
 
 
This is the card that I made using the above sketch. Pretty simple huh?

challenges:
Word art Wednesday #128 - atg
4 Crafty chicks #190 - sentiment only /no pictures
Sweet stampin - lots of layers
recipe: kraft base, bg Lucille, ribbon, bg brad, tech Tuesday best banners, ss hearts and star dies, pti die, wink of stella.





Catch the bug BINGO saturday - missing you

Saturday April 19, 2014
 
Saturday it's challenge time at Catch the bug and this Saturday is BINGO. Just choose the 3 choices in either the horizontal, diagonal or vertical row and make your card.
 

 I chose the 3 in the vertical (left) row. The polka dots, bugaboo image, die/punch.

I used the image kid pocket topper wavy hair girl. The papers are from EP/ hello spring, and a mft die, te die and su punch. Fun card to make. Choose a bingo row and play along.

challenges:
Stampin royalty #224 - oh baby
Word art Wednesday #128 - atg
Creative inspirations #261 - lots of layers
Totally gorjuss #232 - die cuts/punches
Sweet stampin - lots of layers
Pumpkin spice #68 - coloring
recipe: kid pocket topper/ctb, ep hello spring, bazzill, mft die, te die, su punch, ss missing you /always and forever, want 2 scrap 1/2 pearls, copics













Friday, April 18, 2014

Catch the bug / bugaboo Free Friday - hello baby

Friday April 18, 2014
 
It Friday - free Friday at and let me introduce you to
We have this cute little baby as the free image this week. Make sure you head over to Catch the bug and pick up this little baby.
I decided to make this baby a girl, I don't really think it matters as you can color the image any colors to make it boy or girl. I die cut some letter and added a ribbon and a cute cricket at the bottom to make this cute card.
if the image is not on the blog when you head over, please check back as sometimes life gets in the way and it gets posted a little later than usual.
 
challenges:
Diva's by design - bundle of joy
Stampin royalty #224 - oh baby
Word art Wednesday #128 - atg
Creative inspirations #261 - lots of layers
Crafty catz #227 - "B" something with "B" (baby)
recipe: ctb/polka dot baby, dcwv papers, ribbon, mft dies, sb die, wink of stella glitter pen, acrylic charm, twine, copics





Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Aud Sentiment #104 - Sentiment for a friend - When life gives you lemons

Wednesday April 16, 2014
 
It's the last week of our two week challenge at Aud Sentiments #104 theme challenge Sentiment for a FRIEND
 

Our sponsor is Doodle Pantry and I got to use the image and sentiments called Lemon ants.. I love these little guys. Hope it inspires you to play along, you have till next week to enter your image. Make sure that Friend sentiment is on the front of your card. Have fun.


This is my fun card. I love these little ants and their fun faces. I used copics and my cloud template for the background, added a few other ants from the Hampton ants for a little added interest.

challenges:
One stitch at a time #208 - use a digi
The paper nest dolls #8 - atg
The crazy challenge #169 - spring is here
Word art Wednesday #128 - atg
recipe: lemon ants image/sentiment doodle pantry, Hampton art ants, bazzill, scraps qq, copics, my cloud template, hero arts ink, wink of stella,





Paper Pretties #307 - Masculine / happy birthday dude!

Wednesday April 16, 2014
 
It's hump day and today we have another challenge for Paper Pretties 307 - MASCULINE
I used SURF dude image. I cut away the wave and added this TE wave die behind it. I used the sentiment from the Skater Zeke PP stamp set.
Did the rays of sun from the PTI stamp set and my cloud template. Quite a simple masculine card.
 
challenges:
Eclectic ellapu - boys
My time to craft #243 - all at sea
One stitch at a time #208 - use a digi
The paper nest dolls #8 - atg
The crafty blogger - die cut or embossing (wave & circle die & emb folder)
recipe: surf/pp, bazzill, scraps, skater zeke sentiment, te die, su punch, pti hello sunshine stamp, ranger, my cloud template, copics, su ink, hero arts ink, embossing folder










Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo / April New release

Tuesday April 15, 2014
 
Hello bloggers, I hope your week has been off to a great start and just gets better and better.
I wanted a soft background since there was so much going on with the image and still keep it spring looking. I always turn to BG for those papers.
 
challenges:
Allsorts #254 - spring blossoms
One stitch at a time #208 - use a digi
IDIC #207 - must have a hat
OLLCB #154 - Easter / spring
The crazy challenge #169 - spring is here
recipe: ctb/april word, bazzill, bg plumeria, su punch, ms punch, copics, liquid accents, wink of stella, stickles, th staple, te bling





Saturday, April 12, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #252 - 5th blog-iversary / so happy to have you in my life

Saturday April 12, 2014
 
I have another posting for today. This is another sketch design from Unscripted Sketches #252
We are celebrating our 5th Blog-iversary.. Yea 5 years.  I hope you grab the sketch below and make your card and play along.. Check out the other inspirational cards at the Unscripted sketches blog..
 

This is the card I made using the above sketch. I love this simple card and I added the leaves and butterflies to give added dimension. I hope you are inspired to play along.

challenges:
Through the craftroom door - atg
Stampin royalty #223 - photo inspiration (color)
Whimsy stamps #70 - atg
Word art Wednesday #127 - atg
Get inky - spring/Easter
recipe: bazzill, qq quote paper, su dies, punches, 1/2 pearls want 2 stamp




Catch the bug / Bugaboo -Spring time theme.... God made rainy days

Saturday April 12, 2014
 
I had to use Stella rainy days, I thought this sentiment she says is perfect. I am not a gardener but I do like to clean house vs. working in the yard. I am lucky that dear hubby likes to work in the yard and we have almost 8 acres and about 4 of those are workable. The pasture we have we let go and the neighbor cuts it at the end of the year for feed for his cows...
Any how for my card I used a flower background as I thought it reminded me of spring with it's pretty colors. I used the image Stella rainy days and I added the little tag at the corner and stamped happy spring from PTI. Added a few sequins to just give some interest. Hope this card inspires you to make a card for our challenge.
 
challenges:
Paper take weekly - spring has sprung
Tuesday throwdown #190 - weather report (rain)
Diva's by design - Easter/spring
Penny's paper craft #172 - flower power
Whimsy stamps #70 - atg
Word art Wednesday #127 - atg
Get inky - spring / Easter
recipe: ctb/stella summer block rainy days, bazzill, ep hello summer, PTI happy spring, th staple, sequins, copics, scraps, su punch, copics, wink of stella glitter pen





Friday, April 11, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Free Friday - friends are sew special

Friday April 11, 2014
 
Well this week went fast. I was off Wednesday from work as Tuesday evening I turned in the kitchen and tripped over my dog landing my head into the corner of the cabinet over my stove. Dear hubby caught me as he was afraid I was going to pass out.. My dog's fine, he was just so concerned and came sat so close to me like he knew and he was sorry he was in the wrong place. My head has a nice knot and so sore. I did go to ER as I felt so weird and nauseous and Urgent care said they thought would be best. Well after a CT scan and nauseous meds, I have a mild concussion told to go home and take Wednesday off. Today I feel better the headaches are not as often.
 
Well this is the card I made using the new image from Catch the bug /Bugaboo JJ sewing needle  I am a quilter and so I have some different sentiments in reference to quilting/sewing so used one of them. This one is from cottage stamper. I used the paper pad from Cosmo Cricket material girl and then twine and a button. Hubby thought a bow needed to be in the top corner so I did.. I like it when he gives me suggestions.
remember if the image is not there to please check back later. The image will be on the CTB site till next Thursday so make sure you pick it up for FREE.
 
Challenges:
Through the craftroom door - atg
Stampin royalty #223 - photo color inspiration
Whimsy stamps #70 - atg
Word art Wednesday #127 - atg
Creative moments #40 - atg/girly
recipe: jj sewing needle/bugaboo, kraft su, cosmo cricket material girl, cottage stamper sentiment, button, twine, ranger brown, hero art black, copics






Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Paper Pretties #305 - Punches / for my sweetheart

Wednesday April 9, 2014
 
Hello bloggers, it's Wednesday and another challenge at Paper Pretties #305 - PUNCHES 
So I got out some punches I have not used for awhile and made a masculine birthday card. I used the stamp set Holiday Sweets and the cupcake had a heart on the top of the swirl but I did not ink that part. I love that you can alter the images that way.. I used the hole punch by MS. I only bought it for the holes so I could get some nice variations of holes for eyes, confetti and such.. so thought I would just use it as it was suppose to be used.. then I have an old fiskar swirl punch so used that and then I have a tag punch EK and because it was not long enough I just cut it in half and adhered to the side of the stamp image. The little brackets I just added them on top. So I used a lot of different punches. Lets see what you have..grab those punches and enter in the Paper Pretties #305 challenge.
 
challenges:
Allsorts #253 - no flowers
613 Avenue create #66 - atg / opt. touch of spring
Eclectic ellapu - one for boys
Ladybug crafts - birthday
Challenges 4 everybody #40 - atg
Paper makeup #135 - atg
recipe: bazzill, scraps, punches - ms, ek, fiskar, ribbon, holiday sweets image and sentiment, corner chomper, sequins, embossing folder, copics, glitter, hero arts black











Catch the bug Humor me Wednesday - Happy Fathers day

Wednesday April 9, 2014
 
It's humor me Wednesday over at Catch the bug... I chose GOLFERS DAY and made it a Fathers day card.  Using the image AKV men golfer   I never have been a golfer and never will be, but I tell you so many at my work, men and women love the sport. I just think it's crazy to chase that ball around. I don't mind playing golf on the WII.. LOL...
The sentiment is a stamp set from Kelly Perkey / SS called dude.. I added a strip of Washi tape down the side for some added color and used my cloud template to give some depth. Fun card and perfect for that father that loves to golf.
 
challenges:
Allsorts #253 - no flowers
613 Avenue create #66 - atg /opt. touch of spring (spring golfing)
Eclectic Ellapu - one for boys
Challenges 4 everybody #40 - atg
Craft your passion #208 - no designer paper
Squigglefly #14 - bright spring colors
Paper makeup #135 - atg
Paper crafting #7 - masculine
recipe: bugaboo/akv men golfer, bazzill, scrap, embossing folder, washi tape, corner chomper, Kelly perky dude sentiment, copics, glitter pen, cloud template, ranger, hero arts black






Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release / I'm here for you

Tuesday April 8, 2014
 
Hello everyone. Hope your spring weather has reached you and you're out and enjoying it.
With us in the Pacific northwest / Washington state we are still getting rain so I made this card with some rain drops.. yea they look like stars.. but it's my rain drops so I said it was OK.. it's a pick me up card.. For those blue days.  I used a star template I had and some paste to give the raised effect and then sprinkled glitter over it and let it dry. I like the look and in real life it looks really nice...
 
challenges:
Allsorts #253 - no flowers
613 Avenue create #66 - atg /opt. touch of spring (spring rain)
Eclectic ellapu - on for boys
The squirrel and the fox #67 - all creatures great & small
Challenges 4 everybody #40 - atg
Craft your passion #208 - no designer paper
Paper makeup #135 - atg
recipe: bugaboo/turtle umbrella, bazzill, sb die, stencil, paste, glitter, mft umbrella sentiment, copics, wink of stella glitter pen, hero arts black











Saturday, April 05, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #251 - Happy Father's day

Saturday April 5, 2014
 
Hello and hope you're having a great weekend and can find some time this week to play along with us at Unscripted Sketches #251 challenge..
 

Well with Fathers day coming up in a few months, it's time to get some cards made. Again like the other card I posted yesterday I had scraps setting around so I just cut small strips and adhered them on a piece of scrap and then cut it down to this lovely colorful grouping. I think it makes for a great masculine card. I also used the recycled book making a flower which is always a good manly flower. I love using scraps vs. throwing them away. I seem to have a hard time throwing away scraps.. anyone else have that issue?


Challenges:
Diva's by design - atg
Little red wagon #231 - make it masculine
Word art Wednesday #126 - atg
Cute card Thursday #315 - all boy
C.R.A.F.T. #253 - recycle (book flower, scraps bottom)
Lacy sunshine #30 - add flower(s)
Charisma cardz - atg
Crafty girls #15 - atg
The paper nest dolls #7 - atg
Paper crafting #7 - masculine
recipe: bazzill, club scrap scraps, book page, brad bg, qq ink, pp sentiments, hero arts ink, su punch







Friday, April 04, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo - New Release / There's no bunny like you

Friday April 4, 2014
 
Hi all and I am so glad you came by today. We have a great free image at
 
I thought this little bunny needed to be a multi color bunny so that is why she has the spots. I couldn't find a background paper I liked so I took a bunch of scraps I was using for some scrapbook pages and cut strips and adhered them to a piece of paper at a diagonal. I am loving the look.  It really complements the image.. I embossed the sentiment and added sequins down the side.
I hope you get over to Catch the bug and pick up this cute free Friday image. It's free.. hence Free Friday.. if it's not there check back as sometimes life gets in the way and it gets posted a little later than usual..
 
 
challenges:
Diva's by design - atg
Word art Wednesday #126 - atg
Creative knockout #31 - for a child
OLLCB #53 - for a child
Charisma Cardz - atg
Crafty girls #15 - atg
Creative card crew #58 - animals
The paper nest dolls #7 - atg
recipe:  ctb digi, bazzill, qq scraps, cottage stamper sentiment, corner chomper, emb powder zing, sequins, sb die, copics, stickles, wink of stella glitter brush





Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Aud Sentiments #103 / Easter or Spring sentiment/ spring is nature's way

Wednesday April 2, 2014
 
Welcome to April and the spring is in the air. I am loving the warmer weather, well a little warmer we are in low 50's.. It can only get better and better.
 
Aud Sentiments #103 challenge Easter/Spring sentiment   don't forget the sentiment on the front, after all it's an Aud Sentiment challenge..
 

The sponsor for this challenge is A day for daisies. They have awesome images and I got to work with lovely BREEZIN SPRING


This is the card I made using the Breezin Spring image and I love the soft colors I decided to add. I left it C&S. I thought the background should be this wash of ranger purple and I used my cloud template to added background interest. The butterfly I thought after I already adhered it maybe it should of been a little smaller, but I liked the openness of it so I let it be. The sentiment was perfect and it's from a SU spring party set.  Hope it inspires you to play along and post to the Aud Sentiments blog. I cant wait to see what you come up with.

challenges:
Sugar creek hollow #83 - make your own background
One stitch at a time #206 - atg
Pile it on #13 - floral fantasy
613 Avenue create #65 - atg / w-opt twist color challenge
A*muse - atg
Come and get it - in the garden
Kaboodle doodle #217 - spring is coming
Paper makeup #134 - pastel colors
Eureka stamps #83 - spring flowers
Craftin Desert - atg
recipe: dfd/breezing spring image, su spring party sentiment, ranger purple, bazzill, qq scrap, copics, wink of stella glitter brush, memory box butterfly, cloud template, hero arts black ink





Paper Pretties #304 - no markers / Happy birthday

Wednesday April 2, 2014
 
Wednesday and another challenge at Paper Pretties #304, this week its use no markers... I hope color pencils are not consider markers.. I was thinking they are more like copics or liquid markers..
I love coloring on Kraft so that is what I chose as the copics really soaks up on Kraft so the pencils are perfect. I saw on a blog where they took ranger ink and did a section then put a stencil over it and used white ink and gave a cool look that is what I did below, under the lamb and bird. I then stamped the Happy Birthday but hubby said they needed grounding and pop so he suggested the blue line below it.. who would of thought... he's pretty smart to see that and I think it worked.
 
challenges:
Sugar creek hollow #83 - make your own background
Pumpkin spice #64 - dots
One stitch at a time #206 - atg
Sentimental Sunday #200 - add a doodle to it (under HB and under animals)
IDIC #205 - birthday for a child
613 Avenue create #65 - atg /w/opt twist color challenge
A*muse - atg
Paper makeup #134 - pastel colors
Craftin desert - atg
recipe: pp/hb lamb, color pencils, wink of stella glitter pen, ranger ink, white ink, stencil, ribbon, brad, kraft, bazzill, hero arts black ink





Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release AKV basketball dribble - you are amazing

Tuesday April 1, 2014
 
It's April 1, and that is no April fool joke. It actually is April.. Where have the last three months gone?
Well being it's Tuesday that means it's New Release day at CTB/ Bugaboo. Here we have AKV Basketball dribble.. Should of been March madness image..LOL
Perfect for that little star in your life who's into basketball and being amazing.
I decided to take a lot of different pattern papers and make my own background. I liked the numbers because of scorning but that was boring with just that so I added the other papers to wow it out plus it helped get rid of a lot of scraps.
 
challenges:
One stitch at a time #206 - atg
613 Avenue create #65 - atg /w-opt. color challenge
A*muse - atg
Craftin desert - atg
Sugar creek hollow #83 - make your own background
The paper nest dolls #7 - atg
recipe: akv basketball/ctb, bazzill, mme line twist, scraps, mm basket ball and stars, ss Kelly perky dude sentiment, corner chomper, copics, twine, qq ink, hero arts ink





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.

challenges:
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.
 
challenges:
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 difference..so 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.


Challenges:
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