Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?

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..
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.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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 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.

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

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release Easter egg peeker / Remember

Tuesday March 25, 2014
What a darling image and she was so much fun to color and use bright spring colors. I am loving the spring color. I don't send out Easter cards but I had this Technique Tuesday REMEMBER stamp so thought this would be a good idea, as its a reminder of what EASTER is..

Just of girls #233 - photo inspiration
Pile it on #12 - pretty hair
613 Avenue create #64 - atg / twist birds of a feather (little chick)
Come and get it - spring/easter
Kaboodle doodle #216 - dreaming of spring
Love to create - BINGO pink(egg/ears/bottom paper)/die cut/ribbon
The pink elephant -favorite color combo (blue and greens)
Eureka stamps - no square cards
recipe: easter egg peeker/bugaboo, kraft, dcwv, scraps, quick quote ink, copics, tech tues stamp/favorite circles, ss die, sequins, wink of stella glitter brush,

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #249 - Kind words

Saturday March 22, 2014
Yeah it's Saturday and I am so glad. I love my weekends. I just wish they went as slow as the week work seems to go... KWIM? 
You can do a card, scrapbook page, framed project, gift bag, just be creative and make your project and post to the above link.  Have fun

This is the card I made. I had a great quote from Quick quote and so used it. I did use a stamp on the flower circles but it's hard to see.

Word art Wednesday #124 - atg
C.R.A.F.T. #251 - photo inspiration
The paper nest dolls #6 - atg
Crafts 4 eternity #168 - atg
Brown sugar #86 - atg
recipe: kraft, quick quote, scraps, circle punches, bg brad, viva pearl pen, background stamps (flower circles) corner chomper

Friday, March 21, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo Free Friday / bunny chick topper/ everything is better

Friday March 21, 2014
Did everyone in the US get a nice start to spring? Our weather today in Washington state was beautiful. Warm (in the 50's) and only a little rain. Most of the day was sunny and bright.. now just bring it up to about 75-80 degrees and I will be fine..
Today is the Free Friday at Catch the bug / Bugaboo  bunny chick topper  I am loving the cute look on her face and the little Chickie's peaking out. I don't send cards out for Easter so thought this was a nice card for a friend and being together.. hence the sentiment that I added.
I hope you get a chance to pick up the free image.
If for some reason it's not there come back as it will be there for a full week and sometimes things get posted a little late than usual as life gets in the way..
Inky impressions #151 - think spring
Whimsy stamps #69 - Easter bunny chicks
Delightful challenges - welcome spring
Word art Wednesday #124 - atg
Moving along with the times - photo inspiration
Creative knockout #29 - things with wings (chicks)
Paper crafting journey - photo inspiration
The stamping boutique #8 - use bunnies
recipe: bunny chick topper/bugaboo, bazzill, scraps, darcies sentiment, cloud template, sequins, copics, pti die

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Aud Sentiments / Anything Goes #102 / hoping your day

Wednesday March 19, 2014
This is the last week for the challenge #102 at Aud Sentiments Anything Goes.

Our awesome sponsor for #102 challenge is Delicious Doodles.

This is the card I made using the Daisies and Butterflies digi image. I colored the butterflies mostly with my atyou spica pens and love the sparkle it gives to the butterflies. I hope you find time to play along and just have fun. REMEMBER to put a sentiment on the front of your card.

One stitch at a time #204 - use a digi
613 Ave create #63 - atg
Electic ellapu - wings
Lacy sunshine #20 - atg
A gem of a challenge #115 - mothers day/female bd/ special lady
Paper makeup challenge #132 - colors of the rainbow
Through the craftroom door - atg
Colour Q - color inspiration
City crafters # 203 - spring is the garden
Cuttin & stampin - color challenge
recipe: delicious doodle/daisies/butterflies, su kraft, mme stella rose, club scrap scraps, simon says stamps handwritten greeting, 1/2 pearls want 2 scrap, die pti, embossing powder, copics, atyou spica pen

Paper Pretties #302 - challenge make your own background / you make my heart

Wednesday March 19, 2014
Paper Pretties announcement:
March is our kicking off fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  The below set of digi's "Easter bunnies and chick's" if you buy this all the proceeded from this set will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. How cool is this?? I hope you go and take a look at this set and support this great foundation.
Also for the month of March any orders over $10.00 you get free shipping just use the code FREESHIP
Lot's of nice specials from Paper Pretties.
I chose to use ballerina Sophia for my image and using the sentiment for the background and the end of a pencil pressed into Quick quote chalk in to give the little dots. I used a spellbinder die and cut her out and colored her with my copics. Reminds me of my mom. She loved to dance and she taught dancing as I was growing up to kids, she did tap dancing and recitals for her group of ladies up to about a year before she passed on. Lot's of good memories making this card.
Sugar creek hollow #82 - photo inspiration
Allsorts challenge #250 - pretty in pink
Lacy sunshine #20 - atg
Love to create #107 - C&S
Papertake weekly - for your mum or girlie
Through the craftroom door - atg
recipe: ballerina Sophia / pp, kraft, qq inks, hero arts black, copics, sb die

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Catch the bug / Bugaboo New Release Tuesday / hello

Tuesday March 18, 2014
Welcome to Tuesday New Release day at Catch the bug / Bugaboo - welcome skelekinz baby
I had a lot of fun doing this card. I am not one for these type of images but I girly'd her up and I am loving the way she came out.  I hope you get over to the CTB site and see the new releases.
Left of center challenges - atg
Sugar creek hollow #82 - photo inspiration
One stitch at a time #204 - use a digi
613 Ave create #63 - atg
Lacy sunshine #29 - atg
recipe: bugaboo/skelekinz baby, base?, club scrap, qq scraps, mft die, sequins, wink of stella glitter pen, copics.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #248 - happy birthday

Saturday March 15, 2014
Another sketch from Unscripted Sketches #248
This is the sketch, you can turn it, frame it, make a scrapbook page any project that kind follows the sketch as best as you can.  Just have fun

This is the card using the above sketch. Took a little head scratching to figure what I wanted to do and then remembered this alphabet die from Lil Inker... I just cut off a row and made it the size I needed and figured out a few words. I added the hearts to fill some spaces and the flowers to add more interest. I asked dear hubby what colors to make the flowers, he thought a nice yellow and so I grabbed a few samples, he chose this one and I love it. Was a fun card. It needed some faux stitching around the edge to help tie it all together. Hope it inspires you to play along at Unscripted Sketches.

Shopping our stash #142 - sentiment only
Make it Monday #182 - atg
The stamping boutique #7 - make sentiment pop
Tuesday throwdown #186 - stitching
Through the craftroom door #11 - atg
Penny's paper crafty #168 - atg
Word art Wednesday # 123 - atg
QKR #79 - atg
Sister act #48 - atg
Left of center creative challenge - atg
recipe: bazzill, lil inker die, su punch, ss punch, birthday?, white pen, 1/2 pearls want 2 scrap