Thursday, June 22, 2017

Crawling by to Say Hi

Thursdays are Oldie Bug Goodie days at Catch the Bug, and I sure do enjoy playing along!! Today I'm using the adorable Bugaboo image Crab Flower. It makes me think of the beach which we are heading off to in few weeks!! I can't wait!!! The papers are from an old 6 x 6 pack by My Mind's Eye. Speaking of eyes, I added glossy accents to this guy's eyes for some fun shine and dimension. Now be sure and head over to Catch the Bug to see what other design team members created.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Thinking of You

We have quite a  CAS challenge this week over at The Outlawz...a one layer card!! Once I quite over thinking it, this came together quite quickly!! The stamp set is from Gina K Designs and called Sentimental Bouquet. I used some of my favorite inks by Catherine Pooler (check 'em out HERE) as well as from Simon Says Stamp and Paper Trey Ink. Yes, as I tell my husband, I NEED all those different brands of inks!! I embellished with a few score lines and sequins with some gold Stickles in the center. Now I sure hope you can join us for some one layer card clean and simple fun at The Outlawz.

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Hiding in my Craftroom - Feminine
The Crazy Challenge - Flowers

Friday, June 16, 2017

You're So Sweet

What could be sweeter than a freebie image from Bugaboo?!! Yep, this Bear Heartstrings is free at the Bugaboo store so be sure and scoop him up HERE. I just colored him up with my Copic markers and added a bit of sparkly Stickles to the wings. Head on over to the Bugaboo blog, Catch the Bug, to see more inspiration from other members of the Bugaboo design team.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Christmas Wishes??

But summer has just arrived, why a Christmas card??!!! It's never too early to start making Christmas cards! And this one makes use of the sweet Imagine That Digistamp image and sentiment from Marianne's Hamster set. The snowflake paper is from the Merry & Bright digi paper pack, also from Imagine That Digistamp. Now other members of the IT design team have some wonderful inspiration so be sure and check 'em out over at the Creative Playground.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hello Summer!

Welcome to our latest Clean & Simple challenge over at The Outlawz - make a card of a summer activity. Summer for us means a beach vacation so I couldn't wait to pull out my High Tides set from Stampin' Up. As you can see, I obviously didn't clean my stamp off good enough after using red ink because I ended up with a reddish-gray lighthouse!! Oh well!! Now let's see what you will create featuring a summer activity as you join our CAS challenge this week at The Outlawz.

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Summer + a Sentiment
CCEE Stampers - Ocean Theme
Do-Al (l) Creative - Summer

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Oldie But Goodie Thursday

I so enjoy creating for the Thursday Oldie But Goodie inspiration post over at Catch the Bug. I have collected so many Bugaboo images that I love playing with some that I haven't used in a while. Like this one, Kawaii Kitty Cupcake. Being a mom of two furballs of my own, I'm always drawn to cat images. Yep, you guessed it, I cut this one out with my Scan N Cut!! I love that thing!! For more OBG Bugaboo inspiration, head on over to Catch the Bug.  

Monday, June 5, 2017

You Make Me Smile

Boy a good night sleep would certainly make me smile!!! I'm late with my card but got it made. Our CAS challenge this week at The Outlawz is to use a technique. I went with foiling and heat embossing. The background was created with some deco foil transfer gel and this Winnie and Walter stencil. The sentiment is from the latest My Favorite Things kit, Sketchy Flowers, that is unfortunately sold out. I'm not sure that I'm lovin' this card very much, but I have to get over it and move on. There's more stamping that needs to be done!!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful today!!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sending Hugs

Well, well, well, would you look at that...I never posted my card for today's Anything Goes challenge over at Catch the Bug!!! Let me tell ya, working all these extra hours has really made me a scatter brain!! Anyway, this card uses a sweet Bugaboo image called Cute Bee Flower. I had cut him out using my Scan N Cut and decided this was a perfect time to put him on a card! I did add some sparkle to his wings and the center of the flower with my wink of stella pen. The sentiment is white heat embossed on black...not sure I like that big black sentiment strip but it ain't comin' off!!! Now I'm off to see what else I've forgotten to do today!!! Be sure and join us at Catch the Bug for an Anything Goes challenge.

Giraffe...With Coffee?!!

It's the first Saturday of the month and time for a new link-up challenge at the Creative Playground. Play along with our Anything Goes challenge for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Imagine That Digistamp store. Now if you us an Imagine That Digistamp image, you will receive the featured set Giraffe With Coffee!! My card uses this adorable featured set along with some new papers, Giraffe Patterns and Coffee Break. I sure hope you will join us at the Creative Playground for our monthly challenge!! 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stinkin' Lovable

I'm a big Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fan and am thrilled they are playing in the Stanley Cup for the second straight year!! Let's Go Pens!!! Watching that and working extra hours has really cut into my crafting time!!

 I did get a card made for today's weekly inspiration at the Creative Playground. I made this using the sweet digi set Lil Stinker from Imagine That Digistamp. Once again, I used a piece of paper from the Sassy Frassy digital paper pack. Now  head on over to the Creative Playground to see more inspiration from the Imagine That design team.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

With Sympathy

We're challenging you to make clean and simple sympathy cards this week at The Outlawz. It's definitely something I don't always have on hand. I found an old Flourishes stamp (the flowers) and also used a Verve Stamps set for the sentiment (both inside and out). That stamp set is called Forever in Our Hearts. I ended up making two cards but this design is so simple I could have certainly made many more. Sure hope you can join our CAS challenge this week over at The Outlawz.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

What's Up?

Well what do ya know, you actually have to post your card to your blog for it to show up!!!!!!! I couldn't figure out why my card wasn't up...and now I do!! Hahaha!! Working too much and watching too much playoff hockey (Let's Go Pens!!)!! So here's my card using the newly released Imagine That Digistamp set Giraffe With Butterflies. I also used the Sassy Frassy digi papers (I do love Kris's line of digi papers! Did you see all the new animal print packs? Gorgeous!!). I kept this card fairly simple and perfect for mailing. Now head on over to the Creative Playground to see more inspiration from the Imagine That Digistamp design team.

Also, be sure and leave a comment HERE for your chance at winning this adorable set, Giraffe With Butterflies. But be sure and do it today as tonight is the deadline to comment!!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Digi Giveaway!!

You have to check out the most adorable new release on the planet from Imagine That Digistamp!!!!! It's called Giraffe With Butterflies and it is the sweetest!! Want a chance to win this set of your very own? Well go to the Imagine That blog, Creative Playground, and comment to win!!


 Check out this fun and fabulous sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I had a real fun time with this one and I know you will too!

Here's my card, using a Jennifer McGuire technique she called stacked die cutting. Check out her video HERE. I stenciled on the background using the Sketched Lines Stencil by Altenew. The sentiment (heat embossed) and die (cut out 3 times and covered in wink of stella) are an old set by Avery Elle. The flower is from a Simon Says Stamp die, like the sentiment and hello die, must be retired because I can't seem to find it. The flower and leaves are also covered in wink of the sparkle. A quick and easy, clean and simple, and easily mailed card is complete!! Now it's your turn to share your creation with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Southern Girls Challenge - Add sparkle
Fab 'n' Funky - Create a background
Simon Says Stamp - A bit of sparkle

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hello My Friend

Welcome to the CAS challenge at The Outlawz for this week. Our challenge hostess is from South Africa and they are in the midst of the fall season. The theme is to create a card using autumn colors - brown, green, orange, etc. I pulled out a Paper Trey Ink stamp set, Ombre Builders, that I have never used before -- YIKES!! That created the colorful background. The I die cut the  Scripty Hello from Lawn Fawn three times for some dimension. I then added a sentiment along with some embellishments like gold thread and sequins. I rarely add embellies so this was a stretch outside my comfort zone!! Sure hope you can join us for our autumn colors challenge over at The Outlawz.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


We're playing a little bingo this week over at Catch the Bug. Lots of fun combinations to pick from too!  

Here's my card (sparkle, stitching, sentiment), using from Bugaboo the adorable Sunbonnet Candy Cane (not yet in the new store). I colored her up with my copic markers then covered quite a bit with my wink of Stella glitter pen. I also used red glitter paper to make it extra sparkly! I cheated with the stitching, making use of two stitched dies. Now I can't wait to see what you create for our Bingo challenge this week over at Catch the Bug.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

How Are You?

It's "Oldie But Goodie" Thursday at Catch the Bug. That's where we pick an older Bugaboo image, one that you may never seen before or forgotten about, dust it off, and create something with it. Not only am I a CAS kinda gal but I also love sketches -- good thing for Pinterest!! I found an old sketch that worked perfectly for my sweet Turtle - Flower image from Bugaboo. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your today!!

Girls Night Over

So who remembers slumber parties growing up?!! I loved 'em!! We always tried to see how long we could stay awake! I'm thinking that's where my being a night owl started!! This is my card for the Thursday inspiration post over at the Creative Playground. I used a recently released Imagine That Digistamp set called Slumber Party. So many adorable images in this set that are a must have!! Now head on over to the Creative Playground to see more inspiration from the Imagine That Digistamp design team.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stella Says Sketch

It's time for a Stella Says Sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. With summer right around the corner, we will have one sketch per month. Bi-monthly sketches will return in September.  

Yes, that's right, I made a Christmas card!!! But who could resist this adorable Bugaboo image, Snowman #3. I had to use the color version because with picking up more hours at work, I'm finding less and less time to craft. Now I hope you can join us this month for the latest and greatest Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.

You're Toadally Awesome!

Did you know yesterday was "Dance Like a Frog Day?" Yeah, me either!! Well our CAS challenge over at The Outlawz is to create a card with a frog on it. I printed off this cutie from Imagine That Digistamp, Skipper's Pocket. The pattern paper is from the Goin' Buggy digi paper pack also from Imagine That Digistamp. Keeping with the polka dotted theme, I used a favorite embossing folder for the black layer. A quick card to create, thanks to the fun pre-colored digi by Imagine That Digistamp. I sure hope you can join us for some toadally awesome CAS fun this week at The Outlawz.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Enjoy Your Special Day!

We have a new sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and it's fabulous!!! Check it out and join us, we love to see what you create!

Here's my take on the sketch, using the dragonfly die cut in place of the flowers. The die and stamp set are part of the Dragonfly Dreams bundle from Stampin' Up. The background for the circle is inspired by a SU demonstrator, Tami White. Check out her blog and YouTube channel for some wonderful ideas. Now it's your turn to make something with the wonderful sketch found at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sweet Day

Today at Catch the Bug it's Anything But a Card day. I'm sharing a Teabag and Cookie holder that I found on Pinterest. I'll have to look for it later (it's currently 2am as I'm excuse any and all typos!). The Bugaboo image I used is the Kidz Cookie which at this time is not in the store. With so many images, Jodie is every day adding more so be on the look out for this cutie. The holder itself is from a sheet of 8 1/2 x 12 inch of double sided pattern paper. Super fun to make, but I know for a fact it will be more fun to eat those cookies!!!! Hahaha!! Be sure and head over to Catch the Bug to see other awesome ABC projects. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

You Make Me Happy!

Well it's great to be back in the land of the living!! Last weekend was so stressful moving my son out of college AND watching him graduate!! I don't know how that happened already! I then ended up getting sick:(  Like I said, I'm back now and just in time to share the new monthly anything goes challenge at the Imagine That Digistamp blog, Creative Playground. This is a progressive challenge of sorts because if you use any Imagine That Digistamp image, you will receive the featured set (Pretty Petunias) absolutely free!! I used the recently released set Retro Waitress because she is just so stinkin' cute!!!! Be sure and join us this month at the Creative Playground for our monthly anything goes challenge.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hey There

Check out the cute Freebie Friday Bugaboo image - Girl Turtle. I cut her out with my Scan N Cut then colored her up with some copic markers. Pretty straight forward, using my favorite accessories, designer paper and brads. Now be sure and head on over to Catch the Bug for more inspiration using this week's freebie from Bugaboo

Thursday, April 27, 2017

You're Too Kind

Time to share an Oldie But Goodie image from Bugaboo. I found Ava Flower Patch not only printed but also already colored!! Score one for me!!! I just put to use some washi tape and a strip of glitter paper to create a fun background. Talk about quick and easy!! Now head on over to Catch the Bug to see what other DT members created with their OBG Bugaboo images.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ahoy There!

It's time to share the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Now I'm not gonna lie, I didn't know what I was going to do with this one!! But then my Stampin' Up order arrived and I realized I now had the perfect stamp set!

I used the fun Seaside Shores stamp set and paper from Stampin' Up along with the Whimsical Waves background stamp by My Favorite Things. Love the color combo, perfectly beachy. Now I'm ready for a little rest and relaxation that only the beach can provide!! Please join our fun challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Baby Shower Cards

This week at The Outlawz the CAS team is challenging you to share a "shower" card. I was inspired by the baby shower I was at just a week ago! And of course I had to make a boy and girl version of the same card!! The die set is the Baby Shower Dies by Paper Smooches. The cute little chickie is sparkled up using a wink of stella pen.  

And here is the girl version. Both make use of some scraps...gotta love that! The diaper pin on this one is also glittered up with the wink of stella pen. So fun and quick & easy to make. Now join us this week at The Outlawz for some April showers!!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hello Friend

Just a quick card to say hello to a friend using Foxy Thang and Woodlands digital paper from Imagine That Digistamp. I have been so busy lately with "family stuff" that the quicker and easier the better when it comes to card design! Now be sure and get inspired by more wonderful creations by the Imagine That Digistamp design team at the Creative Playground

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Check out the sweet new release from Bugaboo Stamps. It's called Attitude Car and can be found HERE. I love the sentiment!! One of my very first cars was an orange VW was such a blast to drive, until it broke down on me!!! I was constantly checking and replacing the oil in it.

Be sure and check out what other Bugaboo DT members created with this cutie over at Catch the Bug. Then head on over to Bugaboo Stamps and pick this image up today!! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Hello -- well now I have that Adele song stuck in my head!!! It's time to share an "Oldie Bug Goodie" Bugaboo image today and I went with the adorable Sew Sunbonnet - Thimble. This will be perfect for my mother-in-law who is rehabing following a knee replacement and stroke. She is quite the seamstress, and I know a lot of people are missing her and all her alteration skills.

As you may know, Bugaboo has a new shop. Jodie is working non-stop everyday adding image files (over 3500 in total!!). If you don't see an image or did not receive an invite via email to reactivate your account, please send her an email - Meanwhile, take a moment to look thru the store, bet you can find images you never saw before...I know I did!!! Also, be sure and check out what other DT members are creating this week at Catch the Bug.

Missing You

Thursdays over at the Creative Playground mean inspiration from the Imagine That Digistamp design team. Today I created with the recently released set Pierrette. So many wonderful images in both outline and colored (beautifully may I add!). I kept my card very simple, using some digi paper from Beary in Love and linen thread.

Speaking of releases, there's a new one from yesterday called Retro Waitress. IT IS ADORABLE!!! Be sure and check it out. Also don't forget to join our monthly link-up challenge HERE at the Creative Playground. Use an Imagine That Digistamp image and receive the featured set Rainy Day Fun free!! Lots going on so be sure and check it all out.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New Release From Bugaboo

Today is new release day at Bugaboo!! Have you checked out the new store yet? You really should, it's fantastic!! Here is Dino Birthday, perfect for a fun card to celebrate. As soon as I saw him, I knew I had to make him purple. Does anyone else remember Barney the purple dinosaur? My oldest absolutely LOVED him!! Sorry to say but boy was he annoying!! I stamped the sentiment from a Paper Trey Ink stamp set called Keep it Simple: Birthday Mini. Bright colored scraps helped me finish up this project. Be sure and take a look what other DT members created using this image over at Catch the Bug, talk about talent!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sending Happy Wishes

A new sketch has been posted at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge that I hope you'll give a try. 

Here's my card, stampin' and die cuttin' and having a blast!!! The flowers are from the stamp set Blooms 'N Buds by Reverse Confetti and the sentiment is from the stamp set Happy Wishes by WP9. I had fun with this card, even though flower arranging isn't my strong suit!!! Now it's your turn to show your creation with us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. See you there!!

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Well imagine my surprise when I finally turn on my computer this evening to find my post never posted!! Let's do it now then!! Welcome to our latest challenge at Catch the Bug - Raining Cats and Dogs. What a fun theme! Being a cat owner, I can't believe I didn't use a kitty image, but I already had this Puppy Love - Heart Strings cut out so why not use it! Now it's your turn to share your card with us at Catch the Bug for our Raining Cats and Dogs challenge.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

You're Special

April is autism awareness month and Kristy from Imagine That Digistamp has released a new digi set called Autism Awareness Kids. It's such a sweet set. My youngest son is autistic so of course I had to use the boy image on my card!!! The paper also comes in this set. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches - Sentiment Sampler. Everyone would keep telling me I have a special needs child (don't you think I know that!!!!). I finally spoke up and said no, he doesn't have special needs, he's just special!!! No comebacks after that!! You can get your own set of Autism Awareness Kids from Imagine That Digistamp HERE...included is a badge to display on your blog with pride!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Hello Friend

 I did a little stamping "just for fun" over the weekend. I ended up making 4 of the same cards, just different colors. I stamped the background (an old Stampin' Up background stamp) then die cut it out using the Postage Stamp infinity dies by Hero Arts. The sentiment comes from the Bloomin' Cute stamp set by Paper Trey Ink. Super simple and perfect for making multiples.

Here's the pink one. I also made one in yellow and one in peach but they were dropped off into the mailbox before I realized I didn't get a picture taken!!! Oh well!!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Have a Great Day

Today's Clean & Simple challenge at The Outlawz is to use a map on your card. I found an old Basic Grey paper pack with a map of sorts in it so I went with it. The bike and sentiment come from an old Hero Arts set called Joy Ride. As you guessed it, this card was a snapped to put together...once I came up with the design!!!! Hope you can join us at The Outlawz for our CAS challenge.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Hugs and Kisses

Happy Saturday! It's time for our Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug. I've had this cutie printed and cut out for quite some time so I decided to put it to use. This Bugaboo image is called Letter Giraffe and when the shop is open, you can get your very own in both outline and color!! Sure hope you can join us for some Saturday morning fun for our anything goes challenge at Catch the Bug.