Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday March 31, 2012

Sketch challenge at Unscripted Sketches (also we have a dt call.. if your interested in becoming a design team member check out the details on their site)

With Fathers day coming soon I picked this time to get some cards made and this is the first one I have to show you for now.. I again find with masculine cards if I let the papers do the work I can pull it off.. I only used a small stamp and that is the "happy fathers day" so see it can be done.. I keep thinking what can I do on making masculine cards and my solution on the last few I have done were using the right papers. I am a paper hoarder so no problem coming up with what I needed.. LOL

challenges: simon says ATG
ribbon carousel #46 ATG
party time tues #61 ATG

recipe: dcwv tattered time, echo park this and that, quick quote butterfly die (left over from a sb project) embossing folder, pti words take its 2, stickles, corner rounder

Saturday March 31, 2012

Happy last day of March.. I know WA state is going out like a lion so I hope this means that the nicer weather will be here in April.. Today is the challenge at Catch the bug is EASTER / SPRING so I came up with this darling small card - did I say that I am loving doing these small cards?? I hope you get a chance to play along and check out the DT inspiration cards at catch the bug.. I know you'll find lots of inspiration and hopefully play along.

aud sentimental #51 Easter
sisterhood - celebrating Easter
stampin royalty #117 - spring things

recipe: catch the bug jacobird image, pti words, pizzaz aplenty flowers, ribbon, copics

Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday March 30, 2012

Free Friday at Catch the bug

This darling flower pot and flowers is yours free at Catch the bug.. I saw this paper and knew that is what I had to use and so I made the flowers the orange color do go along with the paper colors. I love it. I needed to make some thank you cards and so thought this was perfect.

challenges: crop stop #65 oh so bright
simon says ATG
inky impressions - flower power

recipe: flower/pot catch the bug, words studio g, echo park papers, su papers, copics, su punch, bg brads, memento brown ink, quick quote ink

Friday March 30, 2012

Today's card is for the Card Makin Mama challenge which is EASTER being sponsored by Catch the Bug and who better to use for a cuddly Easter card but Stella.. Tell me she doesn't bring a smile to your face. I love working with her. I hope you find time to play along at Card Makin Mama

moving along with the times #142 - cute and cuddly
crafty purple frog #37 ATG
4 crafty chicks #83 Easter
charisma cardz #12 Easter
cute card #210 Easter

recipe: catch the bug stella easter and words, bg green at heart, spellbinder die, su punch, pti die, copics, su paper, paper flowers, beads, cotton ball

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday March 27, 2012

New release at Catch the bug This is Dottie..

Country girl YeeHaw... I had this chip board star and wanted to wrap jute around it and I tried a few different things but gesh my dog could of done better. So I handed it to my dear hubby and said put some of this jute on it and surprise me... Well he did I LOVE THE SQUARE KNOT.. what a neat idea sure looked better than my wrap around mess.. He's so awesome ; )

challenges: one stitch at a time #106 -ATG
sweet stampin ATG
cardmadfairy do it with digi #29 add a sentiment
cute card thursday #209 ATG
stampin for the weekend #6 ATG
cupcake craft #185 -sound of music -song: cotton eye joe /ricky scaggs
the kraft journal - western flair
make it monday - open

recipe: Dottie catch the bug, words make an impression, cosmo cricket, quick quote chip board star, jute, copics, buttons, embossing powder

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday March 26, 2012

Paper Pretty challenge Monday PAPER PIECING / PIERCING..
This is new release Monday at Paper Pretties There are two new releases from the artist to include sentiments this is "Eat your carrots" and there is "Blossom" (which I did not post - you can see it on the Paper Pretties site) Also there are three new releases of Fawns who is a new artist at PP. So there are a lot of images to choose from if your digi shopping.

I love vegetables and could eat them all day.. why I am dieting all the time - I don't know you'd think with veg and fruits I would be thin.. NOT.. oh well I have to say carbs are a downfall for me.. that may be the think!

This cute guy was fun to play with and use the vegetable paper for the background was perfect.


raise the bar #97- in the garden

one stitch at a time #106 -ATG

sentimental sunday #95 - spring or easter

the squirrel and the fox #14 - easter

recipe: cosmo cricket, mft die, brown ric rac, copics, piercing tool

Monday March 26, 2012 It's new release at Paper Pretties with their new artist FAWN.. There are three new releases of hers and this is the one I chose to make into a card. I did not have at the time of completion the sentiments so I just used one that I thought fit the image from my own stash of sentiments. This set is called 1960.. I thought since this was a "1960" image set that I would use kind of faded old looking papers.. I hate to say old as in 1960 - cause gesh I was in Jr. High school..LOL.. OH well. I really thought the papers worked well with the image

one stitch at a time #106 -ATG
ribbon girl #113 - color challenge
sweet stampin - ATG

recipe: Fawn 1960 image, words rubber cafe candy rosenberg, bg paper, te die, viva pearl pen, pti dies, mft die, spellbinder, copics.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday March 25, 2012 Well today Catch the bug is sponsoring Quirky Crafts Sketch challenge and me bad,, I did not save the sketch in my to post folder.. I am so sorry guess you will have to check out the blogs above to see the sketch.. my card does follow it and I am sorry it's not posted.

I made this card a little on the big size.. I usually make my cards the usual 4.25x5.5 It just needed to be bigger to fit what I wanted to do.

crafting catz weekly #125 - spring is in the air
pixie dust studio -favorite things (paper, dies, brads, stamps)
fun with shapes - stripes
raise the bar - in the garden

recipe: chick sb summer bird/catch the bug, words my pink stamper, brads basic gray, su, spellbinder die, pizzaz aplenty, my minds eye, office reinforce hole with ranger ink and various stamps to design them.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday March 24, 2012

Challenge at Catch the bug - photo inspiration using colors WOOLEN HUES I decided after seeing the photo with the color choice for this week to use the catch the bug sheep digi. I have had it awhile and never used it so thought this would be a great time. I also got to use my new spellbinder pecking dies.. I hope you get to play along. If you need more inspiration please check out what the other DT members put together and give them a little love.

crafty cats weekly #125- spring is in the air
lily pad - flowers (I love making flowers and have this su punch and just used a large ball stylst to give it the flower look.. it just makes it perfect)
pixie dust studio - favorite things (paper, digis, ribbon, dies)
card crafters circle - tick tac toe (flowers/digi/die cuts

recipe: sheep/catch the bug digi, my minds eye, su gray, ribbon, te leaf die, pu punch, my pink stamper words, copics, viva pearl pen, quick quote ink

Saturday March 24, 2012

Unscripted Sketch #151 challenge.. Also, we are looking for some new design team members, if your interested hop on over to US and see what is involved. Really believe me it's quite simple so if your interested follow the requirements to get noticed. Also take a look at what the other DT members made for their challenge today and leave them a nice hello.. Good Day and Happy Saturday I hope everyone has a great weekend and gets time to do something fun. My dear friend is coming over today to play in my craft room.. We always have a lot of fun and I have a lot of DT cards to make so this also works out great. I hope you get a chance to play along with this weeks sketch from Unscripted Sketches. This is the card I made this week to go along with the sketch.. I am sure glad it's not written in stone where you have to follow the sketch to the exact because it just wasn't going to happen for me. I love how this came out and the colors really worked out good. I hope you enjoy and this entices you to submit your card in the challenge.

frosted designs; grids
fun with shapes and more - stripes

recipe: my mind eyes/miss caroline, pti die and stamp/love lives here, ranger and quick quote ink, su butterfly die

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday March 23, 2012

It's Freebie Friday at Catch the bug We have this cool "GUY" freebie for this whole week. I hope you head over to the above blog and get the free digi image and while your there check out the store and the other design teams card using GUY. Give them some love.

I thought the map paper from October afternoon was perfect for this image. I tried to keep it simple and let the papers work as if it's for a guy they don't seem to care for all the frills and thrills that some of us love.

make it monday ATG-
my mums craftshop #49
crafty purple frog #37 ATG
4 crafty chicks - song inspired : little GTO / Beach boys

recipe: Guy /catch the bug, words ?, paper october afternoon, su punch, viva pearl pen, copics

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday March 21, 2012 Happy Wednesday and second day of spring.. It skipped WA state.. Oh well..

Catch the bug is sponsoring the challenged this week at My Mum's craft shop the theme is US A DIGI..
I chose Dottie cupcake a digi from catch the bug.. I used papers from American Craft / Little yellow bicycle..great bright colors. I hope you head over to see the design teams inspiration cards and play along.

make it monday = anything goes (atg)
love to create #7 - atg
paper sundaes #112 -photo inspiration
cupcake inspiration #152 - color challenge
the poodles parlour - atg

recipe: american craft, mft die, pti die, words?, bling and half pearls pizzaz aplenty, copics, quick quote ink

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday March 20, 2012 Happy first day of Spring I hope this means the rain and the snow flurries and just miserable cold will slow down and warm up. Even if the air was a little warmer and not so crisp I would be happy.

Well today is new release Tuesday at Catch the bug and let me introduce you to Johnny.. cool dude huh? I love this as it's a great male card image. He was so much fun to color and make that funky colored hair.. I really tried to keep the colors light and bright ..once again a spring thing..I'm tired of the dark..

milkcoffee - anything goes (atg)
digi doodle - people
love to create #7 - atg
the poodles parlour - atg
make it monday - always atg
totallypaper craft #108-male card

recipe: johnny /catch the bug, free bird endless fair weather paper, other scrap papers, chip board letters, quick quote ink, copics, spellbinder dies

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday March 19, 2012

Paper Pretties new release day It's Easter blessings week. We have two new sets of images and sentiments. Don't you just love the sayings. I had to laugh and chose the one that fit me for sure.. We have "shouldn't have ate the last one" and "Easter eve" .. I chose to use "shouldn't have ate the last one" for my card.. I hope you get a chance to play along and visit Paper Pretties store/blog

Have we all had this feeling?? I know I have numerous times. This little bunny just ate one too many. So cute.


paper sundaes #112 - color inspiration

recipe: paper pretties - image, my minds eye, ribbon, spellbinder, copics, recollection heart, ranger ink

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday March 17, 2012 Sketch time at Catch the bug Well I know today is Saint Patrick's day and Happy Saint Paddy's day to everyone .. but I am ready for summer. Enough of the snow and rain. We have had so much rain the past week that it was a foot from cresting where we live and we are along the Chehalis river it is along our property, there is a lot of property between the river and our home but hay it's scary.. And we have had snow again this week. So summer was on my mind when I made this card for the sketch. I hope you get a chance to play along and post your card at Catch the bug.
whimsy stamps #36- embossing
dutch dare 3156 - dots and stripes
playdate cafe #123 - color challenge
dysu #63 -favorite colors (I love all of these nice jewel tones-bright colors)

recipe: summer duck image, g rated words, embossing folder, copics, ranger, dcwv paper, embossing powder, mft die

Saturday March 17, 2012 Happy Saint Patrick's day Top o the mornin to you..
It's sketch challenge time again at Unscripted Sketches. this week there is a piggyback meaning that not only the sketch but in GREEN.. in honor of St Paddy's day.. I decided to use a quote that I had from Quick Quotes for this card and it was in green so woo hoo most of the challenge was done. I pulled the other colors of green to finish it off. Not a stamp in sight so if you don't stamp but scrapbook (I know there are stamps used in them too) I'm sure you have a scrapbook piece that you can use, or heck use the scrapbook page.. Let's see what you come up with.

fab n fun #112 - luck of the irish/green
card makin mama - buttons
simon says - a bit o'green
crafting for all seasons #22 - green and yellow

recipe: club scrap, quick quote, pti die, ribbon, floss button

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday March 16, 2012

Yippee It's free Friday digi at Catch the bug This Friday it's Pig. I don't know if he has a name or not.. sorry but I think I missed that part but so what he's a pig and cute cute cute.. I again made a circle card. I got a new spellbinder dies this past weekend going to the CKC convention in Portland Oregon and it's a large flower die and thought it would make a nice circle card and I also got the large and small peeking dies and numerous other items.. I got about 6 or so 6x6 paper pads. I love them I don't feel like I am wasting so much paper when I use them vs. 12x12 pads. I'm pleased with the way this card came out.

one stitch at a time #104 - use a digi
paper shelter #55 - for the boys
for fun challenge - circles
the sisterhood of crafters - lets celebrate

recipe: pig from catch the bug, words pti, spellbinder dies, copics, stickles, quick quote ink, ribbon scrap

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday March 13, 2012

New release day at Catch the bug this little guy is Martian. What a cute little card for that young male or really anyone. I know Jodie always has other new releases to go with the featured new release so can't wait to see what other designs she has for those of us who love Catch the bug digis.

pink elephant #139 - photo inspiration
one stitch at a time #104 -use a digi

recipe: martian /catch the bug, my minds eye, sticker letters, copics, stickles, spellbinder dies

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday March 12, 2012

Good news at Paper Pretties, they are adding a new illustrator. There are new releases digis being added to the Monday release. Check out the images This is girl with balloon. I like her young look and cute little cap. I don't look good in hats which is a shame as I love the look of hats, but I also love boots and I do have boots!!

c.r.a.f.t. #145 inspired by a song - these boots were made for walkin / Nancy Sinatra

recipe: su paper, punch, mft die, pti die, various designer papers, quick quote ink, pizzaz a plenty bling, copics

Monday March 12, 2012

Paper Pretties new release Monday and challenge / using STRIPES These cute new releases are Tirel Tiger and Zebadiah Zebra.. I chose to use Zebadiah Zebra for my challenge. Don't forget the theme is STRIPES.. Hope you can play along and post to Paper Pretties link above.
Tirel Tiger Zebadiah Zebra

This is my inspiration for you. I love the black and white of the stripes with the little pop of colors. I have had these black flowers for awhile but never use them as they are so harsh on my other cards but I get to use them know. I sure hope you find time to play along.


totally gorguss #122- anything goes with a button

allsorts #145 - say it with flowers

moving along with the times - cute as a button

c.r.a.f.t. #145 inspired by a song - ebony and ivory / michael jackson

recipe: images and words paper pretties, club scrap, basic gray, prima, scraps, button, floss, want 2stamp pearls, copics, spellbinder

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday March 11, 2012

Sketch challenge "Stella Sketch Sunday" at Catch the bug
This is a "tent top card" challenge. Also Catch the bug is sponsoring the challenge at Shelly's Images

The image I used is Shelly's Images digi - boot and pansy.. I love the look I have a couple of old shoes on my front porch with flowers in them, the hen and chickens plants work great as they don't need watered as much.. But the pansies are a great look and I love pansies. I tried to give the boot the weathered look. I'm very pleased with the way this came out and thought would make a great mothers day card. I hope you get a chance to play along.

the stamp man challenge - vintage
crafts 4 eternity #62 - special mum
glitter geeks wk 10- springs in the air
crafty catz weekly #124 - a special lady/mothers day
my mums craft shop #47 - spring is springing

recipe: club scrap, dcwv, pti die, te die, su punch, spellbinder, bling recollection, ribbon, floss, copics, pti words, digi Shelly's Images.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday March 10, 2012

Unscripted Sketches challenge #149

Saturday means another sketch at Unscripted Sketches so another challenge for the whole week. I hope you get time to play along. This is the card I made for the sketch. I tired really wanted to use this new die from PTI and I tried different backgrounds for the card base and yellow was the only one that came out giving the contrast that I wanted. I love yellow and purple together, heck I love purple and orange together.. I'm weird on colors but they seem to work.


moving along with the times - buttons

fab 'n' fab - mellow yellow

recipe: dies from PTI, MFT, button and floss, words PTI

Saturday March 10, 2012

It's challenge time over at Catch the bug theme is HUMOR and what better couple to give/show humor but Guss and Stella.. I thought this could be a cute mothers day card for that special couple, who let humor in their lives.. LOL

challenges: crop stop #62 - rainbow of colors
crafty catz weekly #124 - mothers day card or special lady
paper take weekly - atg

recipe: stella & gus & words catch the bug, my minds eye stella rose paper, pti stamp background, brad, te leaf die, quick quote ink, copics

Friday, March 09, 2012

Lil dude

Friday March 9, 2012

Freebie Friday at Catch the bug featuring lil dude.. sweet little guy. He's free till next Thursday and I am sure there are other little dudes in the shop.. I know I am going to check them out. Another great card for that masculine card you may need. I also missed the sign language for "hang loose" vs. I love you..LOL either way he came out cool and I LOVE HIM..

challenges: make it monday #79 -open
the pink elephant #138 - lets see layers
cupcake craft #182 -yellow and red
papertake weekly -atg

recipe: lil dude /catch the bug, words d.o.t.s., ranger ink, brads, distressed edge, copics.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

It's your birthday

Tuesday March 6, 2012

It's new release day at Catch the bug This is darling Edward.. Not quite a Edward Cullen -twilight type but cute anyhow..LOL Think this will be a great birthday card for my grandson who will be 5 next month.

craft 4 eternity#61 use a digi
perfect sentiments #21 - atg w/die cut
birthday sundaes #46 -bd card w/sentiment
pile it on #10 spots/and or stripes-
stamptacular sunday #14 -text me
the pink elephant #138 - lets see layers
make it monday #79 - open
craft your passion #100 -atg

recipe: edward /catch the bug, words pti, sassafras papers, copics

Mothers Day

Tuesday March 6, 2012

It's challenge time at Oldie but a goodie with the theme being Mothers Day.. This is being sponsored by Catch the bug I chose to use Mother Love angel for the image from Catch the bug. Isn't she darling. I lost my mother 4 years ago and these are some of her favorite colors so I had a good and quiet time making my card. I think this will go to my daughter for mothers day because of all of the memories that went into the card.

c.r.a.f.t. #144 mothers day
if the shoe fits #100 -aquamarine
allsorts - spread your wings
stamp, scrap & doodle -use your stash
card makin mama #40 - lets see some green
craft your passion #100 -atg
make it monday #79 open -
the pink elephant #138 - lets see layers

recipe: mothes love angel catch the bug, pti words, prema paper, club scrap, 1/2 pearls pizzaz a plenty, glitter, spellbinder, ribbon, su punch, copics, ranger ink

Monday, March 05, 2012

Good Luck /going green challenge

Monday March 5, 2012

It's Monday so that means another two releases at Paper Pretties I think these would make awesome male /masculine cards so here's the chance to get some cute images and sentiments.. how sweet and simple is that. We have al on the green / allegator and clover /dog ..

I chose to use Clover for my card for the GOING GREEN challenge at Paper Pretties. It can be a challenge to get greens to go together. There are so many green and green is one of my favorite colors among others. I like the touch of brown for clover the dog as it helped soften the card.

sentimental sundays #92 -words of encouragement
card makin mama #40 - lets see some green
inky impressions - wish me luck pink elephant #138 - lets see layers
craft your passion #100 - atg

recipe: clover image and words paper pretties, assorted designer papers, candies, su punch, mft die, ranger, copics

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Sketch #148 Unscripted Sketches

Saturday March 3, 2012

It's March - gee hard to believe we are in the third month of the year. It's time to get those birthday cards made and believe me this was so simple I feel guilty. It's one stamp and three stickers and a corner chomper.. how simple is that? !
challenge: simon says - atg (any thing goes)
aud sentiment - happy birthday
for fun challenge - leap year birthday
paper crafting journey #4 atg -

recipe: bazzill paper, pti words, jolees ek cupcakes, corner chomper

Look back

Saturday March 3, 2012 Catch the bug challenge Any thing goes (ATG) I hope you get to play along and post your card to the catch the bug link. Love seeing what you do and I know I love the ATG challenges for the cards that just don't fit the themes.

This is wof look back a bugaboo image. I am getting use to making these small round cards. I like the way this came out. I really did not want to cut the girl circle any smaller and I felt it needed a second layer behind it so I just off set the scallop die so that way the card base showed (the blue) and then the tan showed behind the girl circle. Really helped adding dimension.
challenges: paper crafting journey#4 - atg
dysu #61 - thing with wings
craft catz weekly #122 - punch/dies
flutterby wednesday #192- open
simon says -atg
my mums craft shop #46- throw us some shapes
perfect sentiment #21
party time tues #57 -atg

recipe: wof look back catch the bug, pti words, spellbinder, scraps of different papers, marvy star punch, ribbon, ranger, glitter, copics

Friday, March 02, 2012

Theodore -free friday

Friday March 2, 2012 Free friday at catch the bug

This is Theodore the bear, cute huh.. I think he could be used for quite a few darling cards and occasions I decided to make a hello, friend card. You have a week to download this image from Catch the bug. There are also other darling images. Check out the shop bet you cant get just one ;)

I have been in Las Vegas for the last two weeks and it was so nice there in the high 60-low 70's of course for me from the pacific northwest WA state it was summer, but my son and dil and grandkids it was funny. Had a wonderful time. I went down to take care of the grandkids (3-5-6) and we had a wonderful time. My son worked and my dil had a convention to go to -in Vegas -funny but it's the capital of conventions so guess advantages and disadvantages to that. Any how I am home to snow now..ugh but I hope it's short lived, least my skin is now soft and not dry. That dry heat is a killer to the skin.

Well here is my card using the Theodore image. I chose to make it using spring colors since it's going to come sooner or later. I also got a new die the butterfly by memory box. It's so pretty.
challenges: paper crafting journey #4 - atg
dysu #61 - thing with wings
flutterby wednesday #192- open
the sisterhood of crafters - use a digi
simon says - atg
party time tues #57 -atg
shopping our stash #41 -use bugaboo image
make it monday #78 -open

recipe: Theadore bear-catch the bug, bazzill paper, prima paper, pti words, want 2 scrap half pearls, seam binding, memory box die, glitter, copics.