Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Oh, hello there - I like big books - Inspiration Destination #92

Wednesday June 29, 2016
 
Welcome to another card and challenge at Inspiration Destination #92
It's always ANYTHING GOES
 

 
Our sponsor for this card is SLS lines
 
 

This is my card using the image called Book Lover.. I am a book lover and I read quite often. I have a kindle and it's loaded. I have a computer room with book shelves loaded with books.. I had fun making this card.. If your wondering why the ribbon.. I probably shouldn't say but when I got the card together I wanted the Oh, Hello there (as it looks like she didn't know someone was there and looked up) so I stamped it... WITH OUT CLEANING THE OVER INKING FROM THE BLOCK.. oh man I was mad and sad. I did not want to color another image and so I added the ribbon and the hearts to cover the lines from the block.. You'd never know if I hadn't mentioned it.. huh?


Challenges:
Word art Wednesday #236-237 - anything goes
Creative fingers #112 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #182 - anything goes/opt. create own
The ribbon girl - June anything goes
Craft your passion #318 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #118 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #159 - just for fun/anything goes
The crazy challenge #225 - R is for (reading)
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes





Happy Holidays - Inspiration Destination #92

Wednesday June 29, 2016
 
Welcome to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #92 - Always Anything Goes
 

Our sponsor for this card is Robyns Fetish
 

It's a great time to start making Christmas cards so that is what I did.. It's less than 6 months away.. yikes.. you know how time flies so better start now and I have been seeing Christmas cards on a lot of blogs.. I chose to use the image called A bell for Christmas.. I really wanted to make it bright and colorful so used the awesome blue for the ribbon and against the terra cotta color bell looks awesome. I really like this image and will be using it again. I hope you find time to play along at Inspiration Destination. It's always anything goes.
 

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday #236-237 - anything goes
Simply create too #112 - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #287 - use a sentiment
Hiding in my craft room #256 - any holiday
Craft your passion #318 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #118 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #159 - just for fun/anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday- wk. 26 -bling, gems, or glitter
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Inky chicks #69 - Christmas in summer
Fab n funky #311 - Christmas






in the summer sunshine - Catch the bug new release

Tuesday June 28, 2016
 
It's Tuesday and at Bugaboo that means New Release day and you can see what the design team did with their image at Catch the bug..
 

This is the new release called Beach girlz.. She's got her beach bag and ready for some beach fun.  I was digging through some of my 6x6 paper pads and found this perfect designer paper from American crafts.. Complete with sentiment and little twirl windmills.. How awesome was that.  I just added some banner strips to the side and sequins. It worked out and made me want to get to the beach..
 


Challenges:
Word art Wednesday #236-237 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #304 - sew cute /real or faux stitching
DRS designs #232 - life's a beach
Fresh brewed - life's a beach
Julia Spiri #21 - anything goes/opt. garden
Jo's scrap shack #144 - anything goes
Brown sugar #204 - anything goes
Creative fingers #112 - anything goes
Creative corner - water fun
Chocolate, coffee #112 - girls of summer
Allsorts #369 - color/photo inspiration
My time to craft #323- summertime
Crafty creations #318 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #182 - anything goes/opt. create own
The ribbon girl - June anything goes
Craft your passion #318 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #118 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #159 - just for fun/anything goes
Ooh la la #207 - sun, sea, sand
Crafty boots - summer time
Melonheadz friends - off to the beach
City crafters #318 - banners/flags






Saturday, June 25, 2016

You bring me joy.

Saturday June 25, 2016
 
I watched a video Jennifer McGuire did on dies with open areas - floating die cut panels.. I liked the idea but did not want to do all the work it required and remembered I had a die that would kinka do the same thing.. I did adhere the turquoise piece down but you could have it the front of the card and put a white piece inside so it was see through. I have been itching to use more of the Botanical die set from stampin up and that is the flowers and leaves with scraps of paper I had laying around. It's just a bright fun card.
The sentiment would be good for an anniversary card, just because card.
 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #159 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #18 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more #199 - CAS
Crafty gals corner #77 - sparkle and shine
Penny's paper-crafty #283 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - add some shimmer
Creative moments #96 - anything goes
The crafty addicts #18 - anything goes/hobbies
Word art Wednesday #236-237 - anything goes
Craft rocket #18 - wedding and things (anniversary)
Julia Spiri #21 - anything goes/opt. garden
Jo's scrap shack #144 - anything goes
Creative fingers #112 - anything goes
Fussy and fancy #166 - flowers
Crafty creations #318 - anything goes
Stampin royalty #335 - to die for






Friday, June 24, 2016

Let freedom ring / Free Friday Bugaboo

Friday June 24, 2016
 
 

I just did a patriotic card for the last Free Friday image (flower pocket) and with this card being
Sunbonnet July USA.. I am doing another.  Great time for the Free Friday pick up so you can get your card done.. The 4th holiday is almost here..
I hope you head over to the Catch the bug blog and see how the design team show cased this cute image.
 

Challenges:
Pile it on #110 - old, new, blue (old star die, new image, blue dress / hat and card stock)
Artistic inspirations #159 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #18 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #283 - anything goes
Creative moments #96 - anything goes
The crafty addicts #18 - anything goes/hobbies
Word art Wednesday #236-237 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #304 - sew cute /real or faux stitching
Julia Spiri #21 - anything goes/opt. garden
Jo's scrap shack #144 - anything goes
Brown sugar #204 - anything goes
Chocolate, coffee #112 - girls of summer






Wednesday, June 22, 2016

After Monday and Tuesday - Aud Sentiments #158




Thursday June 23 - July 5, 2016

Aud Sentiments #158 and our theme is .... FUNNY SENTIMENT



Our sponsor for this card is Bugaboo Stamps


 I am using the image called "Stella work - I like work" and the sentiment is from another Stella image.  I used some nice work dp behind the image because work can be nice.. but then I used the anchor paper because sometimes work feels like it weighs you down.. Kind of a love hate relationship.. but in 4 months I will be retired.. and loving it. 
I hope you find time to play along .. you have two weeks and keep the sentiment funny.



Challenges:
CCC digi creations #51 - lets get sentimental
Alphabet challenge H - hand colored
A bit more time to craft #22 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #181 - anything goes / opt. tag
Glitter n sparkle #193 - anything goes
Craft your passion #317 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #117 - anything
Simon Monday - use pattern papers
Artistic inspirations #159 - anything goes
Love to scrap #80 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #18 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #77 - sparkle and shine
Simon Wednesday - add some shimmer







Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Smile the sun is out - Inspiration Destination #91

Wednesday June 22, 2016
 
Welcome to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #91.. Always Anything Goes!!
 

Our sponsor for this card is Rick St. Dennis
 

I got the pleasure to work with Dave the diver... LOL I loved making him come to life. I really wanted to use some watercolor but my ink from the printer would of ran and so I didn't even try it.. I surely wasn't going to cut him out.. so I made my own beach scene.. I laughed coloring him he is a hoot.. I had to give him some wild cloths. What do you think?? I am sure we have all seen someone like this at the beach in our life..
I hope you play along at Inspiration Destination.. it's always anything goes..
 

Challenges:
Creative knockouts #146 - summer fun
A bit more time to craft #22 - anything goes
Crafty catz #329 - going dotty
Alphabet challenge H - hand colored
Crafting with friends #23 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 24 - die cut
Scrapping 4 fun #67 - travel / holiday
My time to craft #323 - summertime
DRS designs #231 color challenge
Glitter n sparkle #193 - anything goes
Pile it on #110 - old, new, blue (old background paper, new digi image, blue water, sky, mask snorkel)
The ribbon girl - June use any image
Lil patch of crafty friends #36 - anything goes
Craft your passion #317 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #117 - anything
Simon Monday - use pattern papers
Artistic inspirations #159 - anything goes
Crafty boots - summer time
Love to scrap #80 - anything goes
Melonheadz friends - off to the beach
Ooh la la #207 - sun, sand, sea
Fab n funky #309 - for man/boy
Fresh brewed - lifes a beach
Inky impressions - summertime
Penny's paper-crafty #283 - anything goes
Creative moments #96 - anything goes
The crafty addicts #18 - anything goes/hobbies
The sisterhood of crafters - make your own background
Word art Wednesday #236-237 - anything goes






Joys of Summer - Catch the bug / New Release

Tuesday June 21, 2016
 
Well it's officially summer and at Catch the bug / Bugaboo it's
New Release day
Just in time for those summer cards... reunions, just because, birthdays, 4th of July....
We have AKV BBQ
 
  This is my card using the new release image AKV BBQ... I love BBQ foods   The grill just makes the taste better. I am not much for hamburgers and will only eat them if its BBQ'd   I added some washi tape to the background and some white gel pen stripes to his apron.. I can almost smell the grill.. yumm what's for dinner?

 

Challenges:
Alphabet challenge H - hand colored
Crafting with friends #23 - anything goes
My time to craft #323 - summertime
613 Ave. create #181 - anything goes / opt. tag
Glitter n sparkle #193 - anything goes
Robyn's fetish #321 - things with wheels
Pile it on #110 - old, new, blue (old washi tape, new joys of summer stamp, blue levis, clouds)
The ribbon girl - June use any image
Lil patch of crafty friends #36 - anything goes
Craft your passion #317 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #117 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #159 - anything goes
Crafty boots - summer time
Love to scrap #80 - anything goes
Crafty girls creations #21 - anything goes




Monday, June 20, 2016

What's up?

Monday June 20, 2016
 
 
 I was just playing around in my craft room and decided to make a simple card. .. I had all sorts of sentiments go through my head and ended up choosing this one. What's Up?.. Those eyes have that look.. I kept the card simple and added some old metal brads. I have such a big stash of brads I really need to start using them more. I usually remember after I have the designer paper down and I don't like brads showing on the inside of the card. I know silly me.. but I remembered to add them before I adhered the dp down this time .. I think it would be a great card to send to a friend.  



Challenges:
Alphabet challenge H - hand colored
Penny's paper-crafty #282 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - animal magic
4 crafty chicks #303 - metal
DRS designs rubber stamps #231 - color challenge
As you like it - favorite die /why (the oval die as it frames the image without me trying to cut an oval)
A bit more time to craft #22 - anything goes
Crazy 4 challenges #341 - sketch (turned)
613 Ave. create #181 - anything goes / opt. tag
Lil patch of crafty friends #36 - anything goes
Simon Monday - use pattern papers
Artistic inspirations #159 - anything goes
Crafty girls creations #21 - anything goes
Crafty addicts #17 - anything goes/ summertime






Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hugs - Catch the bug Bingo challenge

Saturday June 18, 2016
 
It's Saturday so we have another challenge at Catch the bug 
The theme for this week is BINGO so follow the bingo card below and play along
 



This is the image called Flower tea pot .. I chose to use the left side of the card.. Flower - ribbon - charm... I had these acrylic disks and the metal charm backing so I stamped hugs from Dots in stazon and then used adhesive to add it to the metal piece. I added some hearts above the hugs to fill in the space and give extra color.  I colored the image in Copics and used scraps of dp I had on my desk.
 

Challenges:
Not just cards #33 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #158 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday # 234-235 - anything goes
Alphabet challenge H - hand colored
Penny's paper-crafty #282 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #303 - metal
DRS designs rubber stamps #231 - color challenge
As you like it - favorite die /why (the hole die because it adds more texture using paper to the card)
CCC digi creations #51 - lets get sentimental
A bit more time to craft #22 - anything goes
Crafty catz #329 - going dotty (the strip with holes and the left side of the card paper)
Crafting with friends #23 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 24 - die cut
Allsorts #368 - how does your garden grow?
Crafty girls creations #21 - anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie #336 - flowers
Crafty addicts #17 - anything goes/ summertime




Friday, June 17, 2016

God Bless America / Free Friday Bugaboo image

Friday June 17, 2016
 
Welcome to another Free Friday at Bugaboo ... Catch the bug..
 

With the Fourth of July just around the corner I thought I would make this a patriotic card.
This is the Free Friday image.. Flower pocket.. I used my texture technique on the jean pocket using Copic 0 and a scrap of jean material. It looks so cool. I hope it comes across ok on the computer. I went with the red, white and blue for my card and the sentiment says it all..
I hope you head over to the Catch the bug site and see what the other design team members did with this cute image.
 

Challenges:
Not just cards #33 - anything goes
Pile it on #110 - old, new, blue -(old sentiment, new image, blue pocket)
Artistic inspirations #158 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 24 - just for men
Inky chicks #68 - father's day or male card
Word art Wednesday # 234-235 - anything goes
Alphabet challenge H - hand colored
As you like it - favorite die /why (the stitched die because it gives more texture to the framed piece)
CCC digi creations #51 - lets get sentimental
A bit more time to craft #22 - anything goes
Crafty catz #329 - going dotty (the strip of paper with holes)
QKR stampede #196 - quilting/stitching real or faux






Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thanks you just for being you - Creative with Stamps #3 mid month

Wednesday June 15, 2016
 
This is the second card for the Creative with Stamps #3 Manly/masculine mid month challenge
Helen F who is on our team in injured and not able to craft right now so I made a card in her place.
This is mid month reminder.. You still have a few weeks to get your Fathers day.. Birthday... anniversary.. what ever is manly / masculine and post over at Creative with Stamps. 
 

I've had this pheasant stamp forever and it does not have a name on  the block.. I love it and love seeing the birds around now and then in the country. So colorful.  When my hubby was younger he raised them.  I think this would be a great card for that father in your life.
 

Challenges:
Die cutting divas # 270 - father's day
Digi choosday wk. 24 - just for men
Artistic inspirations #158 - anything goes
Inky chicks #68 - father's day or male card
Not just cards - June - anything goes
Alphabet challenge - H - for hand colored
Word art Wednesday # 234-235 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more #198 - holiday
Simon Wednesday - animal magic
Jo's scrap shack #142 - father's day
Craft rocket #17 - for man or boy
Crafty addicts #17 - anything goes/ summertime







Happy Father's Day - Creative with Stamps #3 mid month reminder

Thursday June 15, 2016
 
It's mid month reminder at Creative with Stamps #3  Manly card
This is a month long challenge and so to refresh you mind and know those father's day cards are out there here's a chance to enter another card for our challenge.
 
(remember you can only enter 3 different cards per month)
 

 
 

I know men like to fish (and I sure love doing it) but wanted to make a fun father's day card so I used an old fish stamp that I have and colored him up with my copics.. When I have done this fish before I've done it in some wild colors but I wanted to keep it manly so went softer. I also stamped some more water bubbles.. the right side of the fish bubbles are on the stamp but the other bubbles I stamped and colored lightly and use a little glitter to give some sparkle. Not much.. wanted to keep it manly. 
 

Challenges:
Jo's scrap shack #142 - Fathers day
Crafty catz #328 - animal magic
QKR stampede #195 - one for guys
Alphabet challenge - H - hand colored
Pattie's creations #123 - fathers day /graduation
Crazy 4 challenges #340 - masculine
Not just cards #33 - anything goes
Come and get it - weird / whimsical
Dragonfly journeys #61 - fathers day
Glitter n sparkle - fathers day
Eureka stamps #197 - fathers day, for a guy, masculine
Artistic inspirations #158 - anything goes
City crafters #316 - beach
Digi choosday wk. 24 - just for men
Inky chicks #68 - father's day or male card
Word art Wednesday # 234-235 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - animal magic
Craft rocket #17 - for man or boy






Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Goats just wanna have fun - Inspiration Destination #90

Wednesday June 15, 2016
 
Welcome to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #90..
 It's ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this card is Doodle Pantry
 
 Here is my fun card... I used Float your goat from Doodle Pantry.. I always choose the ants but I saw this one and laughed so I knew it was perfect for my card.. Just look at that funny face. The sentiment is perfect. I colored her hair and hooves in purple/lavender so she has that party girly look and added wink of stella glitter pen but it's hard to see in the photo.. I added some little dots to the balloons to give some fun-ness to them. I added my clouds that I do and it's done.. I love this and cant wait to send it to someone.  I hope you find time to play along at Inspiration Destination.. It's ATG all the time.
 

Challenges:
Crafty catz #328 - animal magic
Alphabet challenge - H - hand colored
Jades sparkling butterflies #21  favorite color combo/anything goes (purple, green, yellow)
Not just cards #33 - anything goes
Come and get it - weird / whimsical
Craft your passion #316 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #116 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #158 - anything goes
Doodle pantry#18 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday # 234-235 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #282 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - animal magic






You are a sweet heart - Catch the bug / Bugaboo

Tuesday June 14, 2016
 
It's New Release day at Bugaboo / Catch the bug
 

This is the new image called Bug kid 001... I love her long thick hair she is so cute. Please go over to Catch the bug and see how the other design team presented her.. Head over to the store and see the fun new images.


Challenges:
Creative fingers #111 - anything goes
Alphabet challenge - H - hand colored
Chocolate, coffee and cards #111 - use a die cut
Sweet stampin - lots of layers (3 or more)
Not just cards #33 - anything goes
613 Ave. create #180 - anything goes/opt. create own challenge
The ribbon girl - anything goes
Craft your passion #316 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #116 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #158 - anything goes