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

Attitude

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 Bug...it 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

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 - jodie@bugaboostamps.com. 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

Hugs!

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.
 

Rainy Day Fun

We've got a new link-up anything goes challenge over at the Creative Playground. It's like a progressive challenge where you create using any images from Imagine That Digistamp and you receive the featured set. This month, the featured set is...


And here's my card using this set. Of course I couldn't resist using the little boy, he's so cute! I went with the rainbow colors scheme with him also. While the image was still in the die, I sponged some light blue ink around...it looks better in real life. Now be sure and join us this month at the Creative Playground for our April link-up challenge. Remember to use an Imagine That Digistamp to be eligible for the featured set, Rainy Day Fun.  



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hello

Thursdays over at Catch the Bug are Oldie but Goodies days. I really enjoy using older Bugaboo images and breathing new life into them!! Like this one, Daffodil Can. It's cut out with my Scan N Cut, colored with copic markers, then the flowers are sparkled up with the wink of stella pen. Now head on over to Catch the Bug to see some other OBG projects by other members of the Bugaboo design team.

Christ is Risen

A little Thursday inspiration coming your way using the lovely Lamb With Cross image from Imagine That Digistamp. This happens to be the feature set for this month's challenge going on at the Creative Playground. All you need to do is link up a project using an Imagine That Digistamp image and you will receive this set FREE!!! A perfect set for some Easter cards, that's for sure. Now head on over to the Creative Playground to see what other inspiration the IT design team has in store for you.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bunny Rabbit

 Yes, you're seeing this correctly, I decided to play along with the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 team for this fabulous sketch and their wonderful sponsor.

Bugaboo Stamps is the sponsor of this challenge (it runs for 2 weeks) so how could I resist?!!! Bugaboo is in the process of moving her shop so it's down at this moment. But be on the lookout for when it opens!

Here's my card, using the adorable Rabbit Eggs from Bugaboo. I so love the expression on this bunny's face. He is cut out using my Scan N Cut too. Now I hope you can find some time to play along with the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
  

Monday, March 27, 2017

Have a Beautiful Day

 We at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge have a new challenge for you! Check out this awesome sketch! Let you imagination run wild with it and join us!!!

Here's my card, using the fabulous Beautiful Butterflies card kit from My Favorite Things. I can't believe this kit hasn't sold out yet!! I love it!! Now I do have to ask myself one thing, why did you make this card when you're so tired? I totally forgot to lightly stencil in my background as I had planned!!! Lesson learned. I wish you could see in the photo the great sparkle on each butterfly thanks to my wink of stella pen. Maybe, just maybe, I'll remake it the right way!! Sure hope you can join us for a fun challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Good Luck Sweetie

Welcome to the latest CAS challenge at The Outlawz. I am the hostess this week and the theme is birds. I have several bird feeders hanging from my deck so the deer stay out of 'em!! Problem is I have raccoons who climb up onto the deck, muddy paws and all, to take and destroy those feeders!! I end up bringing them inside every night. But I'll do it for my beautiful feathered friends!! I ended up using the adorable stamp of the month at From the Heart called Lucky Lil Birdie. After all, who can resist such sweetness!! I also followed the sketch over at From the Heart this week as well. Now I hope you can join us for some feathery CAS fun at The Outlawz.
   

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Color Challenge

This week's challenge at Catch the Bug is a color challenge. Looks like the rainbow, doesn't it! 

Here's my card, using a retired clown image from Bugaboo. A happy and bright birthday card for sure! The only color I didn't include was the purple, but no real surprise there as it's not a favorite of mine!!! Can't wait to see your colorful creations for our challenge this week at Catch the Bug.
 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Walk Down Memory Lane

 
Imagine That Digistamp is celebrating its 4th birthday...Happy Birthday!!!!! We're taking a walk down memory lane at the Creative Playground. I became a full time DT member in August of 2015 after two rounds of summer guest designing. This is my first official card, using the sweet Ice Cream Boy and Ice Cream Sentiments sets. 

We were then challenged to create a card using our favorite Imagine That Digistamp set. Let me tell you, that was a challenge, narrowing it down to just one!!! I went with one of my top 3 (sticking with the ice cream theme!!!) Ice Cream Parlour and Ice Cream Sentiments. As you know, I LOVE pre-colored digis and this one is fabulous!! I'm really drawn to a color palette of black/white plus one other color too.

Be sure and check out other DT members' walk down memory lane over at the Creative Playground. Leave a comment on any of the four posts stating your favorite set for a chance to win it!! You have until Friday, the 24th to leave your comment.
  

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Just Because

It's time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug, and this week we're playing Bingo!! Fun, fun, fun!! 

I went with the third row down - Bugaboo image (Kitty Tower Fun), Flower and Stripes. I let the image and papers help me out with the flowers and stripes. A fun card to mail, just because. Now I hope you can join us for some Bingo fun at Catch the Bug.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dachshund Party

Today is Inspiration Thursday at the Creative Playground. No matter how hard I try, I always seem to miss someone's birthday, so this cutie from the Dachshund Party set by Imagine That Digistamp is perfect! I couldn't resist those wonderfully festive colors either! Be sure and check out more inspiration from the Imagine That DT over at the Creative Playground.
  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Eat More Pie!!!

Hello and Happy National Pie Day. Okay, okay, I know I'm a day late, but shouldn't we celebrate pie everyday?!!! It's Humor Me Wednesday over at Catch the Bug and I couldn't resist using Gertrude Eat More Pie from Bugaboo. To see more humorous creations from the Bugaboo DT, be sure and take a look at Catch the Bug. You'll be glad you did!!
 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy Birthday to You

Here's our latest sketch for you to try at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

And here's my card, one that I'm not overly thrilled with. It's amazing how a little additional stress in your life can affect your creativity!!! The stamp and die sets (Bring on the Cake, Birthday Journal Card Die, and HB2U) I used are by Sugar Pea Designs and can be found at the Catherine Pooler store. I used inks by Catherine Pooler also...and they are amazing!!!!! The background die is the Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots by My Favorite Things. Now I hope you can join us this week for this fun and fabulous sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

2 for the Price of 1

 Welcome to the latest Clean & Simple challenge at The Outlawz. This week our theme is flowers. I've been having trouble getting into my stamp room so I knew it had to be quick and easy too. I started out stamping the old Stampin' Up background stamp with Versamark ink on rose cardstock and clear heat embossing. I then cut it on the diagonal and adhered it onto a white panel that I stamped the same background using pink ink. I then white heat embossed my sentiment and finished this up with some black brads and popping it up with fun foam onto a white card base.

This design allowed me to make two cards for the price of one!! How fabulous!!!!! Might have to make more but in different colors! Now it's your turn to show us your clean and simple flower card over at The Outlawz.

Challenges I'm entering are:
Cardz 4 Galz - Name your powder
Craft Rocket - No pattern paper
Cute Card Thursday - For Mother/Ladies
DL. ART - Flowers
Star Stampz - Monochromatic
Southern Girls - Pop it up with foam



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Happy Christmas

I'm going to make this post short and sweet. The hockey game just started (I'm a big Pittsburgh Penguins fan) so I'm off to watch. I did sneak in a card following the sketch over at From the Heart Blog

I stumbled with this sketch at first, then I pulled out some of those adorable snowmen at From the Heart and went to it!! This cutie comes from the Little Snowman set. I felt bad chopping him in half when I die cut out the circle, but that's what fit the sketch. One more Christmas card completed!!

Busy Bee

We have a new challenge starting at Catch the Bug -- Birds, Bees, Butterflies. I couldn't resist using this sweet little Bugaboo image, Bees - Busy Bee. I feel like that has been my life recently! I do wish it would slow down a bit so I can catch up with things!!! Hopefully you can find time to join us for our Birds, Bees, Butterflies challenge at Catch the Bug.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Good Luck

Oh my, what a crazy week I've been having!!! I can't seem to find any time to stamp! YIKES!!! Lucky for me though I did get this card made for the Oldie But Goodie Thursday happening over at Catch the Bug. I love looking through my stash of Bugaboo images that I haven't used in forever and create something with it! This one is Ava Shamrock and perfect for those St. Patrick's Day cards! Here's hoping you have a wonderful Thursday!

Challenges include:
Cards in Envy - Keep it simple
Crafty Cardmakers - Go green
The Paper Girls Challenge - Luck of the Irish
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Green with envy

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Stella Says Sketch

Oh how I love sketches, and we've got a goodie for you over at Catch the Bug.

Here's my card, using the Dandelion Butterflies image from Bugaboo. I added just a hint of color to the butterflies only...and did you notice, they're purple?!!!!! Now as always, I hope you get a chance to create with us at Catch the Bug for the latest Stella Says Sketch.
  

Merry Christmas

This week for our CAS challenge at The Outlawz, we are to use the color green...a little or a lot! Yes, I know, March is the month for St. Patrick's Day, but I immediately thought of Christmas instead!! I found this fun stamp set in my stash from The Ton called Holiday Flourishes. I used 2 different shades of green ink along with red and gold...now that says Christmas!! Show your green with us over at the clean and simple challenge group at The Outlawz.

Challenges I'm playing along with include:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Green with envy 
Sweet Stampin' - No designer paper
Jingle Belles - The Holly and the Ivy
4 Crafty Chicks - Green

Saturday, March 4, 2017

I "Cherry"sh Your Friendship

We have a new link-up challenge starting today at the Creative Playground. It's similar to a progressive challenge, but all you need to do submit a project using an Imagine That Digistamp image and you will receive the featured set free. This month the set is the beautiful Lamb With Cross. Be sure and play along for this gorgeous set of your very own!! For my card I used Baking Chole along with two of the digital papers included in this set. Lately I've been seeing so many wonderful recipes for desserts on Facebook that I absolutely must try...so I can relate to sweet Chloe!! Now be sure and join us this month at the Creative Playground for our March Link-up Challenge.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Have a Mice Day

It's "Oldie Bug Goodie" day over at Catch the Bug today and I have one to share with you. Unfortunately, my Bugaboo image of this chubby little mouse is retired. But never fear, Jodie has plenty of adorable little mouse images that are sure to make you say "awwwwww!" Be sure and check 'em all out at the Bugaboo store.

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/CAS
Ike's World - Anything Goes/Use a sentiment
The Crazy Challenge - We Love Animals