Thursday, June 29, 2017

A Fashion Muse

I'm having fun with the latest class over at Altenew Academy, Muse. I actually got into my stamp room late last night before passing out from exhaustion to make a card inspired by fashion. I love the diagonal design and large bold flowers.

And here is my card pulling out those aspects of the inspiration photo. I used two Altenew sets -
Beautiful Day and Thinking of You. It's been fun searching Pinterest for inspiration. I actually created a board of these pins in case I need 'em again in the future.

Now it's off to work I go!! I've been working sooooo many additional hours I can't find any time to stamp! When I get home at night, I eat dinner then promptly fall asleep!! Not good for some of my design team requirements. Hopefully I can catch up with the extra long weekend coming up!

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.