Sunday, February 28, 2016

Coffee and Friends

I have another card to share with you today. This one is for the "Oh So Girly" challenge going on over at the Fresh Brewed Blog. I don't make a lot of girly cards. I think it's because I'm not so girly myself! My mom tried so hard to make me into a girly girl but it just wasn't for me! The image is a new release from Fresh Brewed Designs, Lily - Latte Girl. It was fun giving her blue hair! I hope you can join in the Girly challenge going on at the Fresh Brewed Blog, just hurry up, there's not much time left.  

You Brighten My Life

Welcome to the latest Clean & Simple challenge over at The Outlawz. We are to use the sea as our inspiration this week. This got me thinking about our annual beach vacation and the beautiful lighthouses we have gone to see in years past. I've had this adorable stamp set by Lawn Fawn called Life is Good for quite some time and it needed to see some ink. The background layer was sponged with some distress inks then die cut with a stitched rectangle die also from Lawn Fawn. It's not often a card comes out the way I had imagined it in my head, but this one did!!! Good thing because I was running late with getting it done! Hope you can join us for some CAS fun over at The Outlawz.

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Through the Purple Haze - Make a scene
Tuesday Throwdown - Create your own background
Ooh La La Creations - Clean & simple

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Happy Easter

It's a new Saturday challenge happenin' over at Catch the Bug. This time it's a color challenge. I immediately thought spring when I saw them... 

so an Easter card it is!! I used the sweet Bugaboo image Kidz Bunny and scrap paper. Once I had it all together it hit me, I didn't use any embellishments on this, and that's okay with me!! Sure hope you can join us for some color fun at Catch the Bug.

Friday, February 26, 2016

I'm Not a Morning Person Either

Hahaha, this is hilarious, and it's yours free from Bugaboo for Freebie Friday!!! Margaret is so funny, just like Stella! This Nurse Margaret image found HERE was the very first Bugaboo image I owned! Now you can have one of your very own from the freebies page. Be sure and check out more awesome samples by the Design Team over at the blog, Catch the Bug.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

What's Up?

Time to share my card using an "Oldie But Goodie" image from Bugaboo. This cutie is Baby Flower Pot which goes perfectly with the "what's up" sentiment. I plan to mail this to a friend as a way of saying thinking of you! Head on over to the Catch the Bug blog to see other creations by some of the DT using oldie but goodie Bugaboo images.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It's Your Birthday

I'm rushing here to get my card done and posted before heading off to work...a just for fun card! I don't take the time to make that many cards for no reason at all but today was the day, and I made two of these. I heat embossed in gold the Bold Blossoms outlines from Paper Trey Ink, then die cut them out. I didn't want it to be all gold and cream so I inserted a layer of black plus stamped my sentiment in black (also from the Bold Blossoms set). Quick and easy, that's for sure, since I was able to make two of 'em!! Now I have some birthday cards ready for mailing!!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

We're Going to the Movies

We have a fun CAS challenge this week over at The Outlawz - Our challenge this week is all about old movies.  Who doesn't love old movies and have many favorites.  Pick an old movie you especially love and show us in CAS style what that movie is and please tell us why you love it. I went with Jaws - I remember seeing on the big screen when it first came out, IN 1975!!!!! YIKES, I'm dating myself for sure!! I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time. Well this cute little shark isn't scary, he just makes me smile. The image and paper are from the set Quirky Shark by Doodle Pantry. Who else has the music from the movie stuck in their head now?!!! 

Saturday, February 20, 2016


We have a new Saturday challenge for you to try over at Catch the Bug. This week we're calling BINGO!! I went with the Heart, Pink, and Designer Paper (are you surprised about that?!!). 

Here's what I made, a fun card using a retired Bugaboo image Sock Monkey Hugs Heart. There are lots of Bugaboo images up for grabs as one of the winners for this Saturday Bingo challenge. Sure hope you can join us!

Mid-Challenge Reminder

Today at the Imagine That blog, Creative Playground, we're doing a mid-challenge reminder for our "Show Us Your Hearts" challenge. I couldn't wait to use the set I Wheely Like You so I printed up several of the colored images and made up 4 cards. Yes, they are simple, but I love the colors. I will save these for Valentines next year. Does this mean I'm ahead for a change?!! Hahaha!!

Friday, February 19, 2016

House Sold

I hope you left a comment over at the Imagine That blog for your chance at winning one of the two newly released sets - House Sold and On the Moove. The winners have been announced so head on over and see if it might be you! Here's my card using the set House Sold. What a perfect way to tell family and friends your new address! Bet you didn't figure out that I used paper scraps for my background...yep, cause that's what I do!!! Hahaha!!

Freebie Friday

It's Friday!!! Not only is it time for the weekend (hooray!) but also time to pick up your freebie, Chef Pierre - Wine from Bugaboo Stamps. He's fantastic!!! I wasn't sure what sentiment I wanted to use on this card so I left it blank for now. Be sure and head over to Catch the Bug and check out all the other wonderful creations by the Design Team using this freebie from Bugaboo

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Oh Happy Day!

Spring is only 31 days away...oh happy day!!! I'm not a fan of winter, don't like the cold, I definitely don't ski, so I'm always ready for sunshine and warmth!! I knew I wanted to create a fun springy card today so I pulled out this sweet Ladybug on Swing image and sentiment from Imagine That I had printed off awhile ago. That along with some scraps of pattern paper and a card is born!! Now I'm off to bundle up in my heavy duty sweater and wait for spring!!

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Let's Get Sentimental
Digi Choosday - Animals or Insects
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer it up

Sweet Stella

We have a new sketch posted over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and it's a fun one!! Lots of places to use lots of pattern paper...LOVE IT!!!

Our sponsor for this challenges is Bugaboo. I do love Bugaboo!!! They are always so generous with their prize, offering 7 free images...fantastic!!! 

And here's my card, using the sweet (yes, I'm being sarcastic!) Stella Peeker - Darth Vader. I've had mornings where I'm thinking the very same thing!!! Sure hope you can join us for our challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Our challenges now run for 2 weeks so you have more time to play along! How fun!!! 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Starbucks Gift Card Holder

It's time for a little "Anything But a Card" project for Catch the Bug. I decided to go with a gift card holder for the next time I give a Starbucks card! I checked out several options on You Tube and went with the one HERE. Talk about easy to make!!! Here is a pic of it closed so to speak...  

and here it is slid open to show the card tucked inside. From Bugaboo I used the image Coffee Words, printing it in brown. So quick and easy to make! I can see myself making more of these for sure. Be sure and head over to Catch the Bug to see what other fun projects the DT ladies made using Bugaboo images. So fun and fabulous!!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hello Friend

Happy Saturday, time for a new challenge over at Catch the Bug. This week we're "Keeping it Simple." How perfect since I enjoy the simple cards!! With the cold and snow happenin' this week, I had to go with something springy, like these 5 Flowers from Bugaboo. I did some simple stenciling for the background and colored my image with Copics. Sure hope you can join us this week for some simple fun at Catch the Bug.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Warm My Heart

Everyone has gone to bed so now I have some time to get a card made! This is for the "Hearts" challenge we have going on over at the Fresh Brewed Blog. I used a Fresh Brewed Designs image and sentiment -  Warm My Heart Mug and Warms My Heart Sentiment. We're gonna need something to warm us up this weekend, high of 7, overnight lows below zero!!! Winter is here...brrrrrrrr!


I can't believe it's been a few days since I posted!!! Life is getting crazy lately! But I do have a card to share with you, using the freebie found over at Bugaboo called AKV 2 Howdy. I found some fun papers and a card was born!! You need to check out what other members of the DT created with this freebie over at Catch the Bug. Then be sure and pick up your image and have some fun!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Check out one of the sweet new releases this week from Bugaboo. Such a darling Heart Peeker. Love that you can fill in the heart with you own message. I figured I needed one more Valentine's Day card so I merged the sentiment from the Loving Critters set by Doodle Pantry. And I couldn't believe my luck finding these 3 pink paper scraps, how perfect!! Now head over to Bugaboo and check out what else has been newly released this week.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Friendship CAS Challenge

Our CAS challenge this week at The Outlawz is celebrating Send a Card to a Friend Day.

I'm playing along in the DT Favorite Color Scheme challenge going on in celebration of Paper Trey Ink's 9th birthday...Happy Birthday PTI!!! What fun and fabulous colors for my butterflies!! I used the Bitty Butterflies stamp set, cutting out the shapes with the Bitty Butterflies Cover Plate. I will be sending this off to a friend who's going thru a rough patch right now and figured she could use a little happy mail!! Hope you can join us this week over at The Outlawz for our Send a Card to a Friend Day challenge.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Happy Heart Day

Welcome to our first monthly challenge at the Imagine That Creative Playground. Our theme is "Show Us Your Heart." How perfect for the month of February!! I simply could not resist this adorable set Polar Love. All those hearts falling out of the sweet!! I paired up this image with  a digital paper pack also from Imagine That called Ticket to Bliss. I hope you can join us this month and show us your heart at the Imagine That Creative Playground.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Freebie Friday

It's Friday, so that means it's time for you to pick up your new freebie over at Bugaboo. This is one sweet Sock Monkey, don't you think?!!! I decided to use one of the MANY kits I've purchased over the years...this one is filled with pattern papers, cardstock, ribbon, and other embellishments. I took stock of these kits and I've discovered one thing...I have way too many!!!!! Time to put them to use!! Be sure and take a peek at what the rest of the DT created with the adorable My Little Sock Monkey - Flowers at Catch the Bug.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Be My Valentine

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky and their theme is "All Creatures Great and Small." I wanted to get another Valentine made so I used the fun set Love Worms. I found this image and digital paper (also from the Love Worms set) in my pile of printed off "stuff" that still needs to be put on a card!! I'm fighting a loosing battle trying to go thru my scraps of paper stack so I thought I would work on this pile, it's a little more manageable! Keepin' it simple, and ready for the mail!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

You Tickle Me Pink!

I couldn't wait to make something with the adorable set from Imagine That called A Little Behind. Several punny sets were recently released and I simple love 'em all!!! I wanted to make some quick and easy cards to send as Valentines and this one is just that.

This is my third post for today so be sure and scroll down to see what else I have to share!

It's Your Birthday

I have the honor of being a guest designer over at the Inky Impressions Challenge blog and their theme is Spots and/or Stripes. Fun, fun, fun!!! I couldn't resist this cute Party Sheep from Inky Impressions, he simply makes me smile. And, as always, I am in constant need of birthday cards so how perfect! And as luck would have it, I have a paper pack of designer paper called Stripes and Dots. This card went together in no time!! I hope you can join the Spots and/or Stripes challenge going on for the next two weeks at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog for your chance at some Inky Impressions images of your very own!!

Let's Go Sledding

Welcome to a new sketch for you to have a go at from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. I love sketches and this one is no exception! 

We have the fun and fabulous Sally Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique as our sponsor for this challenge. Please take a look around her store, she has some really wonderful and whimsical images!!

Here's my card using one of the images from the Winter Dan set. Living here just north of Pittsburgh, we were just on the edge of the fierce winter storm from last week. My brother got close to 3 feet of snow while we got, are you ready for this, 3 inches!!! I'm not sure he would appreciate the humor if I were to send him this card!!!!! Sure hope you can join us over the next 2 weeks for our latest challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Luv U

Check out this cutie, the latest release from Bugaboo. Perfect for Valentine's Day, don't you think?!! You should check out what the rest of the design team created using this sweet image over at Catch the Bug. I've been bursting at the seams to tell someone my awesome news...I'm now a member of the Bugaboo Design Team!!!!! Talk about a dream come true!!

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #218
Cards in Envy - From the Heart
Crafty Boots - Love is in the Air
Dream Valley - Valentine's Day
Ooh La La - Love and Romance

Monday, February 1, 2016

February's Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge

Welcome back!! It's time for our Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge for February over at the Doodle Pantry Blog. Create using any digital image for your chance at some Doodle Pantry goodness. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I couldn't resist using the adorable Flaming Hot Ants. I used both of the digital papers included in this set. Are they not the sweetest?!!! Sure hope you can join us this month for our Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge at the Doodle Pantry Blog.

Doodle Pantry New Release

I've got some exciting news...Doodle Pantry is having a new release today!!!!! New is always good, especially when it's new cute sets like the ones from Doodle Pantry! My card uses some new additions to the original Cocoa Cup Ants set. If you already have the Cocoa Cup Ants sets, all you need to do is purchase the addition set only for more color and digital paper options. If not, the Cocoa Cup Ants set seen HERE will have all the color options for you. I had to chuckle with the sentiment I used. Normally here in Pittsburgh our average high for this time of year is low 30's. This weekend we had highs in the 50's - 60's!!! I put laundry up outside to January!!! To see all the new Doodle Pantry releases for February, check 'em out HERE. Be sure and come back because at noon today the latest Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge will go live over at the Doodle Pantry Blog.