Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Chaos Day 4

Yep, it's Day 4 of our Holiday Chaos celebration at Catch the Bug. Today the challenge is to keep it simple and no pattern paper...WAIT, NO PATTERN PAPER???!!! How am I ever going to make a card without pattern paper?!!! Hahahaha!! I do love my pattern papers! I did manage though and used this newly released Bugaboo image, Ornament Elf, too. When I started colored this adorable elf, I really thought I was going to keep the whole color scheme green and red, but then I added a pop of pink and aqua and so glad I did. There's still the traditional red/greed but with a little of the non-traditional colors I so enjoy. Now it's your turn to share your clean and simple with no pattern paper creation with us at Catch the Bug.

Monday, December 5, 2016


Welcome back to our latest challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Another fabulous sketch that I hope you can join us for. I had way too many ideas for this one that it was hard to narrow it down to just one!! 

So here it is, using a Paper Trey Ink set called Take Three Winter. Initially I wanted to keep it blue, white and silver but it seemed so blah. Then I added a few pops of red and that's when I began to feel the joy!! Play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for fun, especially if you love sketches as much as I do!!

Holiday Chaos Day 3 - Anything but a Card

Welcome back to day 3 of our Holiday Chaos celebration at Catch the Bug. Monday means anything but a card day so we want to see you create a gift tag AND include red & white stripes.  My Bugaboo image is Christmas Brat Girl Candy Cane which I cut out with my Scan N Cut. Her hat and candy cane are all sparkle, but, unfortunately, I couldn't pick it up in the picture. I used the scrap piece of red & white striped pattern paper to ground my cute little sitting girl. My tag was die cut using the set Tag Buddies by CAS-ual Fridays. I didn't have much room for the to/from so I put it on the back of the tag. Then, when I think I'm all done, I see a spot of something on the front of the tag...so the "joy" sentiment circle was a necessary cover-up!! Problem solved.

Now let's see your gift tags with some red & white stripes for our Holiday Chaos celebration over at Catch the Bug

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Holiday Chaos Day 2 - Sketch

It's day 2 of the Holiday Chaos celebration at Catch the Bug. We have a sketch for you to try, and you know how much I love sketches!!!

My card made use of the adorable Snowman 001 from Bugaboo. The blue and red really popped out at me so a patriotic Christmas card it became!! Now it's your turn to share your creation using the sketch for our day 2 Holiday Chaos celebration over at Catch the Bug.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Holiday Chaos - Day 1 - All That Sparkles

Welcome to day 1 of our Holiday Chaos celebration at Catch the Bug! How perfect to get those final Christmas cards done. Our theme today is All That Sparkles - create something that sparkles. Now as you know, I am not much of a glitter girl (GASP, I know), but I was still able to get some sparkle with Stickles on the ornaments and glitter paper. My Bugaboo image is the adorable Clyde's Christmas (color version). Now be sure to come back tomorrow for a sketch challenge, a true favorite of mine.

Joys of the Season

We have a new challenge starting this month at the Creative Playground -- and it's a photo inspiration challenge. So much to draw inspiration from with this one!! 

I was immediately drawn to the big Christmas tree so I used the Tree With Presents image from Imagine That Digistamp. The ornament paper is also from Imagine That Digistamp, Merry & Bright. This paper pack I use A LOT so it comes highly recommended!! My plan was to include 3 gold brads along the bottom right but I put my card together and realized I totally forgot 'em!! Three little gold stickers to the rescue!! I hope you can join us this month at the Creative Playground for some photo inspiration fun. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Warmest Wishes

How amazing, it's December 1st already!!! And that means a new Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge over at the Doodle Pantry Blog. For my card I used the Doodle Pantry set called Bitty Christmas. Actually, I had this image printed off and in my Doodle Pantry folder for a previous project that never got done!! I seem to do that often! The background is the stamp set Simply Snowflakes from My Favorite Things white heat embossed then cut out with a stitched rectangle die. Quick, easy, and fun to make. Now it's your turn to join us for our Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge at the Doodle Pantry Blog.