Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hello - Catch the bug SSS #404

Sunday February 28, 2016

Welcome to a new sketch at Catch the bug SSS #404 



This is the sketch.. you can turn it (which is what I did) and then enter your card over at Catch the bug..


This is my card with the sketch turned and using the image Spring Boot  I wanted to stay within the sketch guidelines and felt it needed a sentiment so I just added the Hello button. I like how it came out. I am recovering from hand surgery so really had to keep this quite simple.


Challenges:
Craft your passion #300 - anything goes
PDE linky party #112 - anything goes
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
Julia Spiri #12 - anything goes /opt. Venice
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #266 - anything goes / opt. sketch
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafting by design - button up
Crafty gals corner #60 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #414 - florals
Suzy bee's bloomin #119 - anything goes / twist fancy
Crazy 4 challenges #325 - spring
Glitter n sparkle #177 - things with wings
Dragonfly journeys #46 - flower power

recipe: spring boot/bugaboo, recollection base, prima dp, su brown and red, mft die, button ss, copics, wink of stella




Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Happy Birthday - Inspiration Destination # 74

Wednesday February 24, 2016

Inspiration Destination # 74  - where it's ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES


One of the sponsors this week is Bugaboo stamps


I am using the image called Girlz celebration... I love bugaboo images (I'm in their dt ;)   like you didn't know already..lol ...
I wanted to make this a birthday card because we are in the new year so it's time to stock up on those must have cards.. I used some scraps of paper I had laying around.. OH my its was tuff.. I went through my scrap box and got rid of small pieces and pieces I knew I just wouldn't use.. some greens I had my hubby punch out leaves for future use and some circles but I just threw the rest in the garbage and immediately dumped it in the burn barrel... So these were the lucky pieces I saved.  
I hope you play along and enter your card over at Inspiration Destination


Challenges:
Creative fingers #103 - anything goes
Brown sugar #186 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #126 - anything goes
PDE linky party #111 - anything goes
Scrapping 4fun #59 - happy birthday
Jades sparkling butterflies #13 - anything goes
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 351 - birthday wishes
613 Ave. create #164 - anything goes/opt. colors
Glitter n sparkle #176 - anything goes
Ribbon girl - anything goes
Crafting when we can #113 - use a digital stamp
Lil patch of crafty friends #28 - anything goes
CCC digi #43 - favorite colors (red/teal/yellow)
Craft your passion #300 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #100 - anything goes
Melonheadz friends - happy birthday
Word art Wednesday #220 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #13 - anything goes
Julia Spiri #12 - anything goes /opt. Venice
Crafty sentiments - anything goes

recipe: su base, scraps, bling, glitter pen, copics, denami design sentiment




Happy Birthday - Inspiration Destination # 74

Wednesday February 24, 2016

Welcome to Inspiration Destination #74 where it's
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES


Our sponsor for this week is Fabrika Fantasy


This is my card using the image called Winter games 1.. She is playing ball with her darling dog.. I thought it would make a cute birthday card for that child getting a dog for their birthday.. Or just for a fun birthday no matter what. I had to use my fun variegated ribbon again. I have a big spool of it so there is plenty to go around and I just love the colors and it helps tie in with the colors I did on the image.
I hope you play along with us at Inspiration Destination where it's always Anything Goes.


Challenges:
Creative fingers #103 - anything goes
Brown sugar #186 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #126 - anything goes
PDE linky party #111 - anything goes
Scrapping 4fun #59 - happy birthday
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 351 - birthday wishes
613 Ave. create #164 - anything goes / opt. colors
Glitter n sparkle #176 - anything goes
Ribbon girl - anything goes
Crafting when we can #113 - use a digital stamp
Lil patch of crafty friends #28 - anything goes
CCC digi #43 - favorite colors (blue/purple/green)
Craft your passion #300 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #100 - anything goes
Melonheadz friends - happy birthday
A bit more time to craft #13 - anything goes
Julia Spiri #12 - anything goes /opt. Venice
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday #125 - anything goes/twist-animal
Inky chicks #63 - ribbon or lace


recipe: winter games 1 image, su base, dcwv dp, ribbon, copics, pti sentiment




Saturday, February 20, 2016

So happy you are in my life - Happy birthday - Catch the bug BINGO

Saturday February 20, 2016

It's Bingo theme at Catch the bug's Saturday challenge..



This is the BINGO  card to follow.. you know how to play.. have fun

This is my card using the row.. Pearl / Bugaboo image / Tag....   I used another of the Birthday bash chick... I love them which I think I said on my last 2 cards.. I didn't want to over do on my card and so I just took a dauber and white ink and did circles for the background then added the sentiment on the tag and circle cut the image then added the half pearls to the fold corners.. Fun card..


Challenges:
Creative inspirations #345 - anything goes/opt. sketch
2 Crafty girls #13 - anything goes /buttons or pearls
Word art Wednesday #220 - anything goes
Brown sugar #186 - anything goes
Creative fingers #103 - anything goes
Crafty catz #312 - CAS - no dp
Jo's scrap shack #126 - anything goes
PDE linky party #111 - anything goes
Scrapping 4fun #59 - happy birthday
CCC digi creations #43 - favorite colors (blue-yellow)
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday # 124 - anything goes / cute
That's crafty - circle it
Allsorts wk. 351 - birthday wishes

recipe: bugaboo image, su card stock, hb?, tech tues sentiment, tag, ribbon, copics, white ink, qq ink, su ink




Thursday, February 18, 2016

Happy blooming birthday - Guest Designer at Scrapping 4fun

Friday February 19, 2016

I am lucky to be picked to be a Guest Designer at Scrapping 4fun ...
Thank you so much for asking me..
This challenge is Birthday card, using a digi or stamp


This is the card I made for the birthday challenge.  I had this thick paper towel that I use to clean my brushes when I use my water colors and clean my work space of inks used in water color effect projects.. well it was just too pretty to throw away and knew someday I would find a use for it.. Well that day finally came. So I glued it to a piece of card stock and let it dry. Then used My Favorite Things camellia flower die and adhered the pieces together and set it aside to dry. Then I took a stamp set from Stampin up called what I love.. I stamped the background flowers using paper trey inks. I did the little purple flowers with ranger ink. I added ranger yellow and brown to add more colors. I then die cut some stampin up botanical leaves and Martha Stewart die leaves and added them under the now dry flower. I then added the sentiment also from Stampin up. To complete the card I added a little green gem inside each purple flower.
I hope I have inspired you to make your birthday card and play along at Scrapping 4fun. The challenge is for two weeks.


Challenges:

PDE linky party #111 - anything goes
Simply papercraft #23 - anything goes
Suzy bee's bloomin #117 - anything goes/sentimental
613 Ave create #163 - anything goes/opt. shaker
Craft your passion #299 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #99 - anything goes
Simon Monday - recycle it (the flower was a paper towel and I cleaned my brush off /cleaned off work space when using my paints/inks)
Artistic inspirations #150 - anything goes
Love to scrap #72 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments designs - lets get sentimental
Cute card Thursday #413 - warm colors
Southern girls - add a little sparkle to your life
Word art Wednesday #220 - anything goes
Brown sugar #186 - anything goes
Fun cuts #2 - its all about love


recipe: pretty much what I said above..

I love you - Catch the bug - OBG

Thursday February 28, 2016
 
Today is Thursday and Thus. at Catch the bug is OLDIE BUT GOODIE
 


I am using the image called MOUSE CANDLE  I made this for an anniversary card.. but it could be a birthday, mothers day, fathers day.. pretty much any celebration.. with it just being Valentines day a couple of days ago I decided to make it an anniversary card.  I had some scraps laying around so just did my thing and this is what I came up with.. I like it..
 

Challenges:
PDE linky party #110 - anything goes
The stamping boutique - I love you
Simply create too - love /valentine
Suzy bee's bloomin #117 - anything goes/sentimental
Come and get it - love is in the air
Glitter n sparkle #175 - love is in the air
Cupcake inspirations #347 - photo inspiration
Crafting when we can #112 - add hearts
Make my Monday - use the word love
Artistic inspirations #150 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 7- animal/insect
Creative card crew #106 - love
The paper shelter #236 - make it digital
Word art Wednesday #220 - anything goes

recipe: mouse candle/bugaboo, ss sentiment, various scraps, base is kraft journal kraft cs, su punch, copics, wink of stella




Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Happy birthday - Aud Sentiments # 149 - birthday sentiment

February 18 - March 1, 2016
 
Welcome back to another challenge at Aud Sentiments #149
 


Our sponsor for these two weeks is Bugaboo stamps
 

I am using the image called Peaches present.. I love elephants.. they remind me of my father as he use to collect them. I smile every time I use the images.. She is so cute and I love the little mouse peeking out from behind her leg.. I added some white gel dots to the ribbon to give it a little texture.. Use some of my favorite ribbon. 
Now it's your turn. You have two weeks to enter your card and just make sure it has a birthday sentiment.
 

Challenges:
PDE linky party #110 - anything goes
Suzy bee's bloomin #117 - anything goes/sentimental
Crafting from the heart #99 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #150 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - lets get sentimental
Digi choosday wk. 7- animal/insect
Love to scrap #72 - anything goes
Craft your passion #299 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #163 - anything goes/opt. shaker
Creative inspirations #345 - anything goes/opt. sketch
The paper shelter #236 - make it digital
Word art Wednesday #220 - anything goes

recipe: peaches present/bugaboo, su papers, ss sentiment, ribbon, bling, copics, white gel pen




Tuesday, February 16, 2016

You are better than summer sunshine! - Inspiration Destination #73

Wednesday February 17, 2016
 
 

Our sponsor for this card is Kenny K
 
 

This is my card using the image called Holler back girl.. I don't know if the sentiment is true during these cold dark days of winter... but I do like the sentiment and I know I have friends who are better than summer sunshine ... ok equal to summer sunshine. I do love summer a lot also..  I used some background paper from DCWV and some old paper zone dark navy blue cardstock and added all to a yellow card base.. I used the word bubble from Simon says and a rhinestone swirl to give it some added texture. I colored the image with copics and used some quick quote ink around the edge of the speech bubble and the image.
I hope you play along at Inspiration Destination.. ATG
 

Challenges:
PDE linky party #110 - anything goes
Simply papercraft #23 - anything goes
Suzy bee's bloomin #117 - anything goes/sentimental
Craft your passion #299 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #150 - anything goes
Love to scrap #72 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - lets get sentimental
Crafting from the heart #99 - anything goes
Creative inspirations #345 - anything goes/opt. sketch
Penny's paper crafty #265 - anything goes
The paper shelter #236 - make it digital

recipe: image/Kenny k, bazzill, dcwv, paper zone, quick quote rhinestones, simon says bubble and sentiment, copics




Sunday, February 14, 2016

I love you more than you could ever know - SSS 403 Catch the bug

Sunday February 14, 2016
 
Well today is hubby's and mine 34th anniversary.. Wonderful years. We have known each other since early 60's but went our separate ways (he lived in Oregon I lived in Washington state and in our mid teens was too hard to get together)  then reconnected in the early 80's.. I am so glad he is in my life. Hope for another 34 years..
 
Ok now we have a new challenge at Catch the bug SSS #403
 

This is the Stella Says sketch #403  you can use as is or turn the sketch
 
 This is my card using the image called Kids girl heart balloons   and the above sketch.. I guess I could of used a smaller image to make the sketch borders stand out more.. but I really wanted to use this image and I don't care for her to be any smaller than she is. I opted for not doing another border around her since I used the stitch die it kind'a gives the border anyhow.. I did use the heart die border and scrap of paper behind her.. I did not add the flower but used the sentiment in that area.. I just thought it would be too much if I added an embellishment.. When I was coloring her my teal copic burped on my background.. hence the dots of different colors.. I think I like the look I may have to do this more often by choice not by mistake. LOL



Challenges:
Art impressions #177- love, love, love
Cute card Thursday #412 - sweet Valentine
DRS designs #213 - hot n cold (using the color wheel)
Sassy studio designs #320 - happy valentines day
Brown sugar #185 - favorite color combo (teal/purple/yellow)
PDE linky party #110 - anything goes
The stamping boutique - I love you
Simply create too - love /valentine
Suzy bee's bloomin #117 - anything goes/sentimental
613 Ave create #163 - anything goes/opt. shaker
Come and get it - love is in the air
Glitter n sparkle #175 - love is in the air
Cupcake inspirations #347 - photo inspiration
Crafting when we can #112 - add hearts

recipe: image/bugaboo, kraft base, scraps, taylored expression heart border die, simon says sentiment, copics, white gel pen, glitter pen




Saturday, February 13, 2016

With sympathy - Saturday -Catch the bug - Keep it simple

Saturday February 13, 2016
 
Catch the bug Saturday theme is  "KEEP IT SIMPLE"
 


This is my "KEEP IT SIMPLE" card.. I used the image called Floral Trio Frame 1 I just colored the image simply and added the embossed sentiment and added some half pearls. The card base and darker purple are all stampin up..
 

Challenges:
613 Ave. create #162 - 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
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #219 - anything goes
PDE linky party #110 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #264 - favorite color/embellishment (purple)
4 Crafty chicks #285 - bling
DRS designs #213 - hot n cold (using the color wheel)
Brown sugar #185 - favorite color combo (purple, yellow, green)
Simply papercraft #23 - anything goes
Suzy bee's bloomin #117 - anything goes/sentimental

recipe: bugaboo image, su purple base and rich razzleberry, sentiment is PTI and embossing poweder., 1/2 pearls, copics




Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Sending you a Latte Thanks - Inspiration Destination #72

Wednesday February 10, 2016
 
 

Sponsor for this card is Inky Impressions
 

This is my card using the image called Mocha time.. I had this chipboard piece that has been screaming for me to use.. this was the perfect time. I had a piece of designer paper scrap from quick quote and adhered it to the chipboard piece and added it to the card front. I colored the image and cut her out and sat her on the edge. I used some small half pearls to give an effect of steam from her mocha.. I added some larger half pearls to the sentiment.  I hope you play along and post your Anything Goes card over at Inspiration Destination..
 

Challenges:
Creative fingers #102 - anything goes
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
Make my Monday - arrows
Not just cards #29 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday #219 - anything goes
PDE linky party #109 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #264 - favorite color or embellishment (green)

recipe: image/inky impression, chip board, qq scrap, club scrap base, simon says sentiment, half pearls, copics, bling-in her hair flower




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