Sunday, October 29, 2017


We have a new CAS challenge for you over at The Outlawz and the theme this week is Pumpkins. I pulled out a new favorite stamp bundle of mine, Pick a Pumpkin. Actually, everything on this card came from my Stampin' Up store (be sure and check it out). For a complete listing of all products and their links, check out my SU only blog, Linda Lou Creates. Also, be sure and join us at The Outlawz and share you pumpkin creation!!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Moosing You

This week at Catch the Bug we have a photo inspiration challenge. So many possibilities!

I was inspired by the forest animals that, even though you can't see them in the photo, I know they're there!! I used from Bugaboo the image A Kids View (AKV) Moose. Found an old Basic Grey paper pack that was at the bottom of my drawer -- figured it was time to pull it out and put it to use. Now join us this week for a photo inspiration challenge at Catch the Bug.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thanks Sew Much

Did you see the latest release at Imagine That Digistamps? It's a super fun set called Punny Thanks and I'm using one of the images and sentiments today. I couldn't resist the adorable sewing machine!! Wish mine was all blue with flowers!!! Now head on over to the Creative Playground to see more inspiration from other design team members of Imagine That Digistamps.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Christmas Cards

I made 5 Christmas cards using the latest 5 In Colors from Stampin' Up. Here is lemon lime twist, my favorite of the 5 colors.

This one is done in tranquil tide, my second favorite. I love the blue/greens.

Here is berry burst, a wonderful bright pink.

Fresh fig is a must have for making Christmas cards, it's a fabulous burgundy.

And last is powder pink. It's a lovely soft pink.

I added Nuvo glitter drops for that much needed sparkle to any snowflake card! Now head on over to my SU blog, Linda Lou Creates, for links to all the SU products I used.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Cats vs. Dogs

It's time to share the latest CAS challenge over at The Outlawz, Cats vs. Dogs. Of course I went with cat!!!

Some refer to my style as clean and simple...I like to say it's quick and easy!! 10 minutes was all this card took thanks to the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape. I even included a scrap of Gold Glimmer Paper that I almost threw away (GASP!!). I used the Cat Punch from the Spooky Cat bundle (gosh I love that thing!!) and the sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set (also part of the bundle). I think I must make a few more of these...they were that quick and easy!!!

I'd like to submit my card to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Spots/Stripes or Halloween
Allsorts - Halloween
My Time to Craft - Halloween or Cats (haha, I've got both!!)
Aud Sentiments - Halloween + a sentiment
Try it on Tuesday - It's Halloween Time

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Birthday

Thursdays are Oldie But Goodie days at Catch the Bug. That's when we pull out some older Bugaboo images and get creative. I found this cutie, Brat Cupcake Wagon, in my stash and decided to put her to use. I added a little sparkle and shine to her cupcake with wink of stella and crystal effects. Pink and yellow, one of my top 5 favorites of color combinations. Now head on over to Catch the Bug and check out what a few other members of the DT have created.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Grouchy Without Coffee

Today is Humor Me Wednesday over at Catch the Bug, and I've created this card for National Grouch Day. We all have those grouchy moments, that's for sure!! My Bugaboo image is Grumpy Gertrude - Touch Coffee. She just makes me laugh!! I do thoroughly enjoy my hot drinks, tea and coffee, and get rather grouchy myself when I keep getting interrupted with questions, phone calls, text messages, etc  while I'm drinking them. Now be sure and check out other humorous cards by the Bugaboo DT over at Catch the Bug.   

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Color Inspiration Monday - Anything goes with hand colored image
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happy Halloween

I don't know what's going on, I can't seem to get into my stamp room and make a card!!!! So many ideas are running around in my head but when I sit down, I don't know where to begin!!

Okay, now that I'm done with the pity party, here's a card I did get made for our Halloween clean and simple challenge at The Outlawz. A few die cut spiders (EEEK!!) and a sentiment and a card is born!! I hope you can join us this week at The Outlawz to share your Halloween creations!!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Christmas

I made a fun Christmas card last night, using the non-traditional colors that I love to do!! Now everything on this card is from Stampin' Up. A month ago I signed up to become a demonstrator and am lovin' every minute of it!! Now for all the details about this card, go to my SU only blog, Linda Lou Creates. And, if you leave a comment there on this card post, I will enter you in to a drawing for a fun little give away!!! Everyone loves happy mail!!! So be sure and leave your comment on my SU blog, Linda Lou Creates.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Stella Says Sketch

Time for a new sketch over at Catch the Bug. So many possibilities! Be sure and check out what other members of the design team created, they are fabulous!!!! 

I've been in a bit of a creative slump lately so sketches are always a big help for me. I already had this fun Bugaboo image, Autumn Critter Stack 1, printed off, in the color version no less. I happen to have the pumpkins die cut too so it was a no brainer!! I hope you can join our sketch challenge at Catch the Bug for your chance at winning some Bugaboo images of your very own!!

I Can't Thank You Enough

Our latest CAS challenge at The Outlawz is focusing on the sentiment. Mine comes from a stamp set by My Favorite Things. And the background is the Modern & Marbled Kit from Paper Trey Ink. Yes, I used a little gold gilding flakes for fun...and boy is it messy!!! Just like glitter!! Thank goodness I had some swiffer cloths to help with the clean-up! I hope you can join us this week at The Outlawz for some clean & simple fun!! 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Thanks a Bunch

 It's time for a new challenge at Imagine That Digistamp's blog, Creative Playground. And like previous months, there's a fun featured set that you receive FREE just for playing along AND using an Imagine That Digistamp image. This month the featured set is Thanks a Bunch. How perfect for those much needed thank you cards! I added a piece of digital paper from the Flamingo Beach set. It's hard to see but I mounted that zig zag paper to a piece of vellum. Now be sure and play along with our monthly challenge at Creative Playground. Be sure and use an Image That Digistamp image so you can get the Thanks a Bunch set absolutely free!!