Saturday, December 25, 2010


Hello all and Welcome to the latest challenge at Catch the Bug. This week's theme is:

New Year/Celebration

The sponsor this week is Digi's With Attitude, and I am pleased to be using one of their ladies on my card:

DP is DCWV and it has LOTS of sparkle, Digi's With Attitude stamp colored with Copics and Prismas, sewing, and ribbon. Layout is Splitcoaststampers SC16.

Here's a close up so you can fully appreciate her smirk :)

I hope you will visit the rest of the Bugaboo Design Team for more inspiration and that you find time to join our challenge this week.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Snowman with Heart

Hello and happy Christmas Eve! Tonight I will be flying back home, just in time to bake cookies to deliver tomorrow to relatives.

One last Christmas card...well, actually, I have a new plan: make 2 Christmas cards a month starting in January! Wish me luck on my endeavor.

I'm using an older Designed2Delight image colored with Copics and added glitter glue. DP is DCWV, sewing, and pop-dots. Fairly CAS. Please also check out the D2D Card Ideas blog for a special Christmas review! The layout is Splitcoaststampers SC50, and will also be entered in Digi's With Attitude challenge #11: Anything Christmas!

Have a wonderful CHRISTMAS EVE!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Peace Earring Cards

Hello. Just about Christmas Eve. Tonight we will be enjoying a Cirque du Soleil show and hopefully a nice dinner. I hope you all have a great day planned as well. I know for some, it's still a work day, but a smile goes a LONG way! So smile!

I wanted to share one of the gifts I made for each of my nieces for Christmas. I used the Peace Trees and Tag Set from Designed2Delight, colored with Copics and Ranger Inks. I added glaze, glitter glue, and white pen. I glued my tag to some upcycled cardboard and punched holes with my Cropadile.

Here's a side view of how the holder can be displayed. My earrings are handmade and hopefully the girls will like them.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Birthday Presents

Hello all and welcome to Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps! Now who doesn't love free stamps? Especially this little lady who is quite versatile!

I dusted off my Pink Armadillo DP by Paper Studio, used my new nesties (thanks for the 50% off HL!!), Stella colored with Copics and Prismas, ribbon, sewing, Peeled Paint Ranger Ink.

I also added plenty of glaze to her curls and boots! I thought boots like this should be shiny. So once you get to the Bugaboo site, click on "Freebies" on top!
This card meets the following challenges:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Toilet Paper Roll Tag Book

Hello all and Happy Thursday. We woke up to lots of rain...and no umbrella, and old windshield wipers. Well, it doesn't get wet here much, so we're basically unprepared!

I've got a few pics to share today, so I'm going to try to keep the text to a minimum.

I've seen these toilet paper roll tag books around for awhile and thought I'd give it a go. Well, I've been making most of my Christmas gifts this year, and I thought this would be perfect for a special someone:

All DP is Cosmo Cricket. The letter is from Cindy Loo Cricut cart at 1 3/4". Fiskars border punch.

First turn has "love" from Opposites Attract at 1 1/2", butterflies and flower from punch, Quote box is from a set I've had for forever.

Second turn has Stampin' Up's Trendy Trees on one side and ruffled ribbon sewn on.

Final turn features Martha Stewarts button punch, threaded. Another journaling area.

The tags are made from upcycled manila folders, and ribbon is stapled in place. I didn't embellish the tags, so that plenty of pictures and journaling can be added.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a GREAT day!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's Your Birthday

Hello all and Welcome to a special Designed2Delight DT occasion:

Happy Birthday Faith!
I have made this card just for you, using one of my favorite D2D images.
DP is Pink Armadillo, D2D image colored with Copics and Prismas, glaze, sewing, Stampin' Up sentiment. Super simple, somewhat CAS card.
I really wanted this adorable bear to be the main focus. Like all the glaze-y goodness?

So Faith, thanks for being so great to "work" with! Happy Birthday!!!

This card meets the following challenges:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Bear

Hello all. Quick share today. I meant to post this earlier this morning, but my eyes were dilated and boy did that give me a headache!

This weeks freebie over at Designed2Delight is this awesome little bear:

I saw another card using this image with the sentiment: Free To Be Me! I thought it was PERFECT! BTW, the free image was sent to those who participated in last weeks challenge, so you can pick this up at the Store. Play this week and you get the next image free.

I will enter this in the following challenges:
Card details: Me & My Big Ideas and glitter matstack. D2D image colored with Prismacolors, fiskars punch, Cuttlebug snowflakes, nesties, Ranger's Lipstick ink, ribbon and sewing.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Poppi's Winter Wonderland

Hello and happy Saturday! Today begins the Winter Wonderland Challenge over at Bugaboo - so pull out your glitter, stickles, and other bling!

Yes, Poppi is one of my favorites. I colored them with Copics and PrismaPremiers, added lots of Studio G glitter glue (which you can't see AT ALL!), sewing, Cuttlebug snowflakes (also glittered up), DP is K&Co Wild Saffron AND an upcycled manila file folder! BTW, just about all paper products these days are acid free, and folders have excellent weight to them, so don't throw them out!

Layout is the current Splitcoaststampers SC310. These cards actually look really soft IRL and non-traditional colors yet again - which meets the Papertrey Paperdolls end of year challenge. I fished out a few leftover cards from last year and I think I'm ready to start posting my cards!

So join us at Bugaboo for a chance at free digistamps. You do not have to use a Bugaboo image to win - but I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Crabby Cathy

Hello and happy Friday! I have made it to the end of the week!

On Fridays over at Bugaboo, a new freebie is up for grabs, and this weeks freebie is: Crabby Cathy!

Can you read the sentiment? It reads: Santa just called, you ain't getting s@#! Needless to say, this is going to my brother :) I used a rather CAS layout from Splitcoaststampers SC05, and Wild Asparagus DP. Sewing, gold heat embossed ornaments, and glaze. This also fits this weeks Color Dare (#88 Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Neutral).

So make sure to pick up your freebie and have a GREAT Friday!! As always, thank you for stopping by my blog!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Candycane Penguin

Hello all and hope you're having a great day! Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner?

I'm still catching up on MAKING Christmas cards, when I should be MAILING them out!
For these two cards, I'm using the Poppi Candycane Penguin from Bugaboo. I LOVE the penguins (you can get an adorable FREEBIE here). The DP is a digipaper freebie (I love giving credit where credit is due, but I can't remember where I got this great paper!). The rest is from my scrap pile!
I thought the ribbon was a nice touch since it matches the penguin but nothing else. LOL! Does it work? The layout is Card Patterns #93 and I'm also entering this in Digital Tuesdays Baby it's Cold Outside challenge #88.

*****NOT A CARD*****
We finally got the tree up!
Here's Bean putting on ornaments. The tree was getting a little "bottom heavy" so once she retired for the evening, I went back and evened things out a bit. And believe me, she won't take that hat off for months!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sparkle Santa

Hello and welcome to New Release Tuesday over at Bugaboo!

I saw a blue and red card not too long ago that inspired this card (if I find it again, I will add the direct link). So my Santa is colored with Copics, added glaze and fuzzy stuff, sewing, Ranger Ink, and glitter CS for the snowflake (Cuttlebug).

You can see the rest of the new releases over at the Bugaboo shop! Layout is Splitcoaststampers SC309.

Also, the monthly digital stamp club is up for sale! $20.00 gets you 20 holiday-themed images here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Birthday Bear

Hello all and hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. The weather isn't so cold today and the sun is shining!

Got a quick card to share with you today:

DP is something I found at Michael's on the clearance rack, covered some chipboard photo corners, added ribbon and sewing, nesties, $1 acrylic sentiment stamp.

Digistamp is Pollycraft colored with Copics and Prismapremiers, and added glaze. I think this would make a great guy's card.

Hope you all have a great day, keep warm, and make time for something fun!

This card meets the following challenges:


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