Monday, February 08, 2016

Recording Memories - Catch the bug - ABC

Monday February 8, 2016
 
 


Since I need journal page inserts for each month of 2016 I am taking time to use my ABC as inspirations for my Catch the bug project. I have a few months done and so many more to go.. I love seeing them each time I get to that month.. With our anniversary being February 14th.. awww.. I heard you say it.. yep Valentines day.. This year is 34 wonderful years. I decided to use the Heart Cake
image and then I used the MFT sentiment recording memories.. they are recorded in my mind. No Nixon erased memories.. they are all there.. LOL
 
I really like the pink and grey and so went with that color theme. I colored with copics and laminated the whole piece and punched my holes so it's ready to add.
 

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - have a heart
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #219 - anything goes
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
PDE linky party #109 - anything goes
4 Crafty chicks #284 - love
Cute card Thursday #411 - in the pink
Creative fingers #102 - anything goes
Brown sugar #184 - Valentine/love
Creative corner - Valentines day / love
Simply create too #102 - love /Valentine
Patties creations #119 - love is in the air
Just us girls #329 - valentines
My time to craft #314 - love is all around
Sweet stampin - all you need is love
Suzy bee's bloomin #116 - anything goes /love
Challenge up your life #34 - no designer paper
613 Ave. create #161 - anything goes /opt. single layer
Lil patch of crafty friends #27 - anything goes
Craft your passion #298 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #98 - anything goes

recipe: heart cake/bugaboo, su grey, recollection pink, mft sentiment, copics, laminator, hole punch




Saturday, February 06, 2016

Just for you / Happy birthday - Catch the bug challenge

Saturday February 6, 2016
 
It's Saturday and at Catch the bug the first Saturday of the month is Anything goes..
 

I chose to use another of the birthday bash chicks .. I am really loving these cute little chickies.. I had fun bringing her to life and making a bright happy card.
 

Challenges:
Penny's paper crafty #263 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Fab n funky #290 - all creatures great and small
Fresh brewed - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #219 - anything goes
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
PDE linky party #109 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #13 - things with wings
As you like it - multi layer (like adding layers so you can introduce other colors and depth.  With the black strips it gives more eye appeal to the card)
Creative fingers#102 - anything goes
Suzy bee's bloomin #116 - anything goes /love

recipe: bugaboo image/club scrap base, echo park this and that dp, su black and teal, su wheel whimsy, ms punch, mft die, d.o.t.s. sentiment, glitter pen, bling, copics




Friday, February 05, 2016

I love you - Free Friday Catch the bug

Friday February 5, 2016
 
Woo hoo it's Friday and that means it's the weekend tomorrow and at Catch the bug / Bugaboo it's Free Friday.. The image is called My little sock monkey flowers
You can find this cute monkey at in the Bugaboo store.. it's free for a week so hurry up and grab it..
 

This is my sock monkey card. I have a sock monkey that is quite old. I hold it dear.. I used a tag that Monika at Creative with Monika gave me for my birthday.. I love tags and don't use them often enough and so this was perfect. I stapled the colored image using my tim holtz mini staple. I added a heart from a die /taylored expression and d.o.t.s. sentiment. I added some sequins and to give the base some texture I used my scor buddy and did various width lines here and there.. I added some jellybean twine and called it done.
 

Challenges:
Suzy bee's bloomin #115 - anything goes/twist animal
PDE linky party #109 - anything goes
The Ribbon girl - love
Incy wincy designs Feb. 1-14 - love is in he air
Stamps and fun #271 - hearts/love/valentines day
Cards in envy - from the heart
Crafty boots - love is in the air
Melonheadz friends - love
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
OLLCB #197 - love/romance
Clear it out - loving you -stash: red/white/twine or ribbon
Creative inspirations #344 - hugs and kisses
Simon Wednesday - have a heart
Crafty gals corner - love is in the air
4 Crafty chicks #284 - love
As you like it - multi layer (so that other colors can add interest to the card/image)

recipe: image/bugaboo, recollection base, scor buddy, tag monika, sequins, mini staples, te die, dots sentiment, jelli bean twine, copics




Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Love is everything - Aud Sentiments #148

Thursday February 4/16, 2016
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Aud Sentiments
 


Our sponsor for the next two weeks is Great Impressions... I am using a very old stamp I think it's eyelet lace heart..
I colored it with copics and the sentiment inside of the heart is from Simon says. You have two weeks to enter your card and just make sure you use a love sentiment.



Challenges:
My time to craft #314 - love is all around
Sweet stampin - valentines
PDE linky party #108 - anything goes
The Ribbon girl - love
Dragonfly journeys #42 - pink
Incy wincy designs Feb. 1-14 - love is in the air
Stamps and fun #271 - hearts/love/valentines day
Cards in envy - from the heart
Crafty boots - love is in the air
Melonheadz friends - love
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
OLLCB #197 - love/romance
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Creative inspirations #344 - hugs and kisses
Simon Wednesday - have a heart
Crafty gals corner - love is in the air

recipe: great impressions rubber stamp, su base, ribbon, copics, wink of stella, simon says sentiment, corner chomper




Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Scooting by to say hi - Inspiration Destination #71

Wednesday February 3, 2016
 
It's Wednesday and so it's another challenge at Inspiration Destination.. where it's always ANYTHING GOES
 

 
Our sponsor for this card is Just inked lined
I am using the image from Just inked lined called Renie and Scrappy.. She's just a scooting by to say hi.. I don't know if I would have that happy look that the dog has.. I guess it depends how fast she is going.. LOL..  I hope you head over to enter your card over at Inspiration Destination.. remember it's always anything goes..
 
 

Challenges:
Suzy bee's bloomin #115 - anything goes /twist animal
PDE linky party #108 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #161 - anything goes/opt. something from stash (news print/card base)
MFP stamps #5 - anything goes
Craft your passion #297 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #97 - anything goes
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #263 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Fab n funky #290 - all creatures great and small
Fresh brewed - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #219 - anything goes

Recipe: image /just inked lined, club scrap base, book text, sentiment from mft, my cloud template, copics, wink of stella, corner chomper




Congratulations on your happy news - Inspiration Destination #71

Wednesday February 3, 2016
 
Inspiration Destination #71 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor is Little Blue Button Stamps
 

I am using the image called Waiting for wonder.. I did not want this to be just for a girl / boy so I kept her feminine but made the presents gender friendly.. Either boy or girl.  I think having the flowers and bling is for the mom to be.. not for the baby.  Boy she is sure ready to pop anytime.. wonder what she'll have... LOL
I hope you play along and post your card over at Inspiration Destination.
 

Challenges:
Allsorts wk 348 - bring on the bling
PDE linky party #108 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #161 - anything goes/use something from stash (leaves/flower/bling)
MFP stamps #5 - anything goes
Craft your passion #297 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #97 - anything goes
Eureka stamps #178 - add sparkle
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #263 -anything goes

recipe: waiting for wonder image, su base, dcwv dp, ms punch, bling, su punch, taylored expressions sentiment, ss dots bg, su ink




Be mine - Bugaboo new release -

Tuesday February 2, 2016
 
It's Tuesday and it's February.. the month of love.. So we have a new release called Valentines bee. You can see the design teams cards using this fun image at Catch the bug
 

This is the cute Valentines bee.. I guess I should of made another "e"  so it would be Bee... but that is an after thought so next time I need to remember this.. I like the chubby little bee and used a circle die from MFT and then found this club scrap piece in my pile of card stock.. I splattered white paint over it to give it some more texture. I used a strip of light yellow and black scraps along the left side and added some jellybean twine and some stampin up heart punch.. I cut out the        "be "four times and layered it to give some bulk since it's so small. I then took quick kutz letters for the "mine". I used some glitter on the wings and some wink of stella on the nose, antenna's and mine.. It's a happy card for sure.  
 

Challenges:
My time to craft #314 - love is all around
Sweet stampin - valentines
Suzy bee's bloomin #115 - anything goes/twist animal
PDE linky party #108 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #161 - anything goes/opt. something from stash (twine, card stock, mine letters)
The ribbon girl - love
MFP stamps #5 - anything goes
Craft your passion #297 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #97 - anything goes
Eureka stamps #178 - add sparkle (glitter on wings)
Incy wincy designs Feb. 1-14 - love is in the air
Stamps and fun #271 - hearts/love/valentines day
Cards in envy - from the heart
Crafty boots  - love is in the air
Melonheadz friends - love
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
OLLCB #197 - love/romance
Clear it out - loving you / stash: red/white/twine or ribbon

recipe: image/bugaboo, recollection base, club scrap scraps, jelli bean twine, su punch, mft die, ss die, qk die, copics, glitter, wink of stella




Sunday, January 31, 2016

Just a note - Catch the bug SSS 402 challenge

Sunday January 31, 2016
 
First off where did January go??? I can not believe how fast it went.. I am loving the lighter mornings and evenings..
 
So today is the new challenge for Stella Says sketch at Catch the bug
 

This is the sketch #402.. you can turn the sketch or use as is..
 

this is my card using the above sketch.. I used Johnny - music  he's listening to his turns.. I wanted to use some bright colors on him and it plays well off the white and black.
I used the music stamp from stamp Francisco and repeated the stamps. I then used a spellbinder die and cut it out.. I used the Simon says stamp for the heart and sentiment.
I hope you find time to play along.. you have a couple of weeks to get your card posted.
 

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #56 - anything goes
QKR stampede #176 - one for kids
Crafty catz #309 - kids
Jo's scrap shack #123 - anything goes
PDE linky party #108 - anything goes
Simply papercraft #22 - anything goes
Pile it on #100 - black/white pop color

recipe: image/bugaboo, su base and black, stamp Francisco music notes, simon says sentiment and heart. scrap purple, copics




Friday, January 29, 2016

Another day older / I don't think so! / Happy birthday - Bugaboo free Friday

Friday January 29, 2016
 
It's Friday and so Bugaboo has a Free Friday image.. You can see more of our cards using this image at Catch the bug..  Today's image is Ruby - I don't think so!
 

Let me introduce you to Ruby... I don't think so!... I am sure she is talking about her birthday.,.. but it could be something else. I chose birthday so I stamped out on a tag.. another day older.. which she responds I don't think so!... 
 

Challenges:
Robyns fetish #300 - pink, green, yellow, blue
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
One stitch at a time #254 - tic tac toe (3 more layers/lots blue/pearls
Crafting when we can #111 - celebrating any occasion
Make my Monday - newest or fav. stamp (new image)
Crafty boots - ribbon or lace
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday - in bloom
Penny's paper-crafty #262 - celebrations
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafting by designs - add a flower
Crafty gals corner #56 - anything goes
Creative knockouts #126 - happy birthday
Jo's scrap shack #123 - anything goes
PDE linky party #108 - anything goes
Simply papercraft #22 - anything goes

recipe: bugaboo image/ mft letters, ss happy birthday, ms left punch, su flowers, ribbon, wink of stella, copics, dp?, 1/2 pearls, su base and black




Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thinking of you - Catch the bug OBG

Thursday January 28, 2016
 
It's Thursday at Catch the bug.. meaning it's OLDIE BUT GOODIE day
 


This is my card using WISHING YOU WELL image.. I thought it made a good thinking of you card. It could be a best wishes card, get well card.. lol.. I just kept it simple and fun. I like the burlap flower with the button. I got it a long time ago from my simon says kit and decided it was time to use it on this card. I added the jute thread below just to tie it all together..
 

Challenges:
PDE linky party #107 - anything goes
Creative fingers #101 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #58 - anything goes
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #160 - anything goes
Incy wincy design - tic tac toe ( ribbon/twine, red, button)
Crafty boots - ribbon or lace
OLLCB -#96 - in the country
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday - in bloom
Creative card crew #105 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafting by designs - add a flower

recipe: wishing you well/bugaboo, kraft journal kraft cs, burlap button flower, jute, copics, dcwv scrap, wink of stella




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

You're so tweet - Inspiration Destination #70

Wednesday January 27, 2016
 
 

 

I am using the image called A little birdie told me..  I am so ready for spring and the flowers popping up and the birds singing.. It's been so wet here. I have to admit I would rather have rain vs. snow but still I want light, heat and flowers. I go to work and it's dark and come home and it's dark..
I used my cloud template and colored the image with copics. It was a fun card to bring to life. The sentiment was perfect for this card.
 

Challenges:
PDE linky party #107 - anything goes
Simply create #101 - something new (image I used)
Scrapping 4 fun #58 - anything goes
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Craft your passion #296 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #96 - anything goes
City crafters - 296 - for the love of pets
Crafty sentiment - anything goes
Digi choosday - in bloom
Creative card crew #105 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafting by designs - add a flower

recipe:  image robyns fetish, club scrap base, dp?, ss sentiment, cn crafts hearts, copics, wink of stella




Wishing you a cozy Winter Birthday - Inspiration Destination #70

Wednesday January 27, 2016
 
 


 Our sponsor for this card is All Dressed Up..


This is Little skater by All Dressed up.. darling little girl.. I wanted this to be a winter birthday card. I stayed away from Christmas colors and went for the colors that are in this awesome ribbon that I have. The sentiment is from Paper trey ink.. Fun card. I hope you find some time to play along at Inspiration Destination..
 

Challenges:
Crafty catz #308 - girls just want to have fun
PDE linky party #107 - anything goes
Creative fingers #101- anything goes
Simply create #101 - something new (image I used)
Scrapping 4 fun #58 - anything goes
Polkadoodles - winter birthday
Word art Wednesday #118 - anything goes
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #160 - anything goes
Challenge up your left # 33 - color challenge
Crafting when we can #111 - celebrating any occasion
Craft your passion #296 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #96 - anything goes
Crafty boots - ribbon or lace
Melonheadz - color challenge -blue/purple/green
Creative card crew #105 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #262 - celebrations

recipe:  all dressed up image, kraft journal base, dp?, ribbon, pti sentiment, copics, su ink




Wishing you happy birthday - New Release Bugaboo

Tuesday January 26, 2016
 
Welcome to Catch the bug / Bugaboo new release image day..
 
We have the Birthday bash chick
 
 
 I chose to use one of the few images that are in the birthday bash chick set.  This little cuttie caught my eye and so chose her.. I love those long lashes.. reminds me of my little dogs.. (if the groomer doesn't cut them they get quite long.)  I had fun coloring her and bringing her to life.. I placed some hearts that I colored in copics and wink of stella glitter and added them to give some more awhhh to the card.
 
 

Challenges:
613 Ave. create #160 - anything goes
PDE linky party #170 - anything goes
Come and get it # 102 - round things
Robyns fetish #300 - pink, green, yellow, blue
Not just cards - anything goes
Crafting when we can #111 - celebrating any occasion
Craft your passion #296 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #96 - anything goes
Make my Monday - newest or fav. stamp (new image)
Fun cuts - J for jewels - (gems for the dot's on the i's)
City crafters #296 - for the love of pets
Simon Wednesday - anything goes

recipe: bugaboo image, club scrap base, dcwv dp, ss die and sentiment, te gem, negative to a te die hearts, copics, mft die, wink of stella




Friday, January 22, 2016

Day 7 - FUN - Catch the bug - 6th birthday bash

Friday January 22, 2016
 
Well it's day 7 of the Catch the bug 6th birthday bash.  It's our last day of the birthday challenges.
We have Free Friday and theme is below.. Make sure you follow the recipe.
 
 This is my card using the Free Friday - AKV HIPPO image.. The recipe is 1. animal  2. layers  3. brads/bling/buttons..  and I kept it jungle theme using the animal banner and the background paper from DCWV animal crackers paper pad.  The brads are little letters and I spelt out FUN.. inside it will be a birthday sentiment.. I colored the image in copics and used the terry towel and copic 0 to give the hippo texture.
 
 

Challenges:
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - critters
Word art Wednesday #218 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #409 - just boys
Southern girls - anything goes
Creative fingers #101 - anything goes
PDE linky party #107 - anything goes
Simply create #101 - something new (image I used)
Scrapping 4 fun #58 - anything goes

recipe, green base su, dcwv designer paper, brads, qq distressing around edges.




Thursday, January 21, 2016

Day 6 Happy birthday - Catch the bug photo inspiration Birthday bash

Thursday January 21, 2016
 
 

                    Use this photo as inspiration for your card and
                                   include an animal on the card
 


This is my card using the image called birthday penguin cake  I added a lot of circles using various punches and then used my versa mark and pencil eraser to give the little dots. I colored the image with copics.. I hope you play along and you have been having a great time playing in each challenge. One more day to go and the our 6th birthday bash will be over..  
 

Challenges:
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - critters
Word art Wednesday #218 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #409- just boys
Southern girls - anything goes
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes

recipe: bd penguin cake/bugaboo, kraft journal cardstock, dcwv blue circles, qq brown circles, versa mark small circles, wink of stella, various circle punches, ss sentiment, copics




Wednesday, January 20, 2016

You fill my day with Color - Aud Sentiments #147

Thursday January 21 - February 2, 2016
 
 
 

 
 

We do not have a sponsor this week but I did use Simon Says stamps and so wanted to this logo up so that if you were interested in the stamps you could check out the site for SS.  The stamp set is called Color and sunshine..  For my card I used water color paper and white embossed the crayon.. Then I took my Kuretake Gansai paints and colored each one in.. Then just spritzed and colored the background. I dried it and then stamped the sentiment in Hero arts black and SS red .. I used washi tape above and below on the card base then used foam tape and laid the water color paper down..
 
I hope you play along at Aud Sentiments and just remember to put your sentiment on the front or include a photo of the sentiment on the inside.. Have fun.
 

Challenges:
Love to scrap #70 - anything goes
Melonheadz friends - blue/purple/green
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Creative inspirations #343 - anything goes/opt. sketch
Word art Wednesday #218 - anything goes
Creative knockouts #125 - embossing
Moving along with the times #12 - embossing
Southern girls - anything goes
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes

recipe: image simon says, club scrap base, washi tape, water color paper, kuretake paints, white embossing powder, ink ss.




Day 5 Dino-mite! I love you - Catch the bug's 6th Birthday bash

Wednesday January 20, 2016
 
 
Make a humor card using an animal
 


I am using the dragon image called cute dragon (I think he is Clyde) and I had this cute Dino-mite stamp from pink stamper and the I love you from Simon says. I think he is so cute and the expression on his face is funny. I added the heart designer paper for the background.. perfect for Valentines day and some ribbon and a stampin up ribbon ring.
I hope I have inspired you to play along and use an animal and make it humorous.
 

Challenges:
Lil patch of crafty friends #26 - anything goes
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes
Craft your passion #295 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #95 - anything goes
Eureka stamps #176 - pile it on
Incy wincy designs - tic tac toe (pearl/red/flower)
Stamps and fun #270 - anything goes
Crafty boots - ribbon/lace
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Crafty sentiment - Valentine card
Shopping our stash - 3-2-1 (3 diff embellishments/2 banners/1 image)

recipe: cute dragon/bugaboo, dp? base is kraft journal kraft, club scrap scrap, 1/2 pearls, ribbon, su ribbon ring, copics, wink of stella




Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Birthday wishes - Inspiration Destination #69

Wednesday January 20, 2016
 
 

 

I am using the image called Belinda.. She is a little girl scout.. I was a brownie and then a girl scout many many years ago.. I still have my sash with all the badges on it and pins.. It's quite old. Probably an antique by now.LOL..
I put wink of stella on the balloons and in real they are so sparkly.. really pretty. I used washi tape along the two sides .. the color worked perfect with the card colors.
I hope you find time and play along at Inspiration Destination where it's always ATG
 

Challenges:
Cupcake inspirations #343 - around the world
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes
Craft your passion #295 - anything goes
Love to scrap #70 - anything goes
Melonheadz friends - blue/purple/green
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Creative inspirations #343 - anything goes/opt. sketch
Penny's paper crafty # 261 - cats and or children
Word art Wednesday #218 - anything goes

recipe: caab image, su base, washi tape, copics, ss sentiment, wink of stella, bling




Hi Cupcake - Inspiration Destination # 69

Wednesday January 20, 2016
 
 

Our sponsor for this card is Fresh Brewed Designs
 
 
This image is Cupcake for you..  Cute huh. I love that the cupcake is so big and just parts of her body shows.   I chose to use some scraps and do my strips again and keep it girly but also adding browns. I love pink and browns together.  I added a few sequins.
 

Challenges:
Cupcake inspirations #343 - around the world
PDE linky party #106 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #95 - anything goes
Eureka stamps #176 - pile it on
Stamps and fun #270 - anything goes
Use your stuff #207 - 3 or more pattern papers
Love to scrap #70 - anything goes
Not just cards #28 - anything goes
Creative inspirations #343 - anything goes/opt. sketch
Word art Wednesday #218 - anything goes

recipe: image/fresh brewed, various scraps, sentiment?, copics, club scrap base and green, sequins