Wednesday, October 29, 2014

For the One I Love


Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Helen has chosen our challenge..."For the One You Love".  Great challenge!

I knew that I didn't want to make a Valentine, so after thinking a bit I thought of this fun Changito image and paired it with some papers that aren't too Valentine-like, and the Sketch Saturday sketch.  Changito is colored with pencils and I've accented the balloon with glitter.  I've embellished simply with a button and floss.  I like how this one turned out...love the sunny pop of yellow!  Will keep this in my stash to give to one of the kids "just because".

Image: Stampendous "Changito Pop" Set
Imk: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Summer Sun, American Crafts Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Pure Poppy Button/DMC Floss, Martha Stewart "Lemon Drop" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you!  We'd love to see you play along!

Challenges entered:

Sketch Saturday: Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday: Chevrons

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Trick or Treat


Good morning!  We have a fun Color Challenge for you at Catch the Bug...check out the color palette:


I've colored the image with pencils and glittered up the stars and border; it's popped up on the text background and I've added a tab and mini brads for embellishment.

Image: Bugaboo "Frame It-Stella-Halloween Strangers" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Orange Zest and True Black, Carolee's Creations Patterned Paper
Embellies: Recollections Mini Brads, Martha Stewart Glitters in "Orange Sorbet" and "Lemon Drop"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, SU! Punch, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's samples here...we would love to have you play along!

Challenges entered:

Crafts for Eternity: Halloween
Digi Sketch Challenge: Pink and Sparkly and/or Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bewitchin' Birdbrains


Good morning!  Our challenge this week, at From the Heart Stamps, is to use any of the past sketches....I chose to use last week's sketch and went with a Halloween theme.  Halloween and Birdbrains, sounds fun!  Right?!  Here's the sketch:


The image is colored with pencils and accented with glitter.  I thought I was so clever using the text patterned paper for the "sentiment" portions of the card...until I was finished, looked at the sketch, and realized I turned my papers around....  The text was supposed to go across the top and bottom, not the middle!  Ugh!  I added brads, ribbon, and die cut moon and clouds for embellishing.  I like this one (even if I did mess it up!)...the Birdbrains are adorable!

Image: From the Heart Stamps "Bewitchin' Birdbrains" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Peach Parfait, PTI True Black, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads, SU! Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Doodlebug Glitter (yellow and purple)
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, MFT Die-namics Dies (sun, flat bottomed clouds), MFT Felt, Foam Tape

There's still time to play along with this week's challenge...you have your pick of 83 sketches!  What are you waiting for?!

Challenges entered:

City Crafter Challenge Blog: A Piece of Sky
Love to Scrap!: Seeing Dots
Melonheadz Friends: Lots of Layers
Simply Create Too: Halloween (or use lots of orange)
Shopping Our Stash: Halloween (stash items: patterned paper, felt, ribbon, brads)
Sweet Stampin': Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown: Halloween Colors

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Humor Me Wednesday


Good morning!  It's Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug; Humor Me Holidays for this week are:

21st: Count Your Buttons Day
22nd: National Nut Day
24th: National Bologna Day or United Nations Day
25th: Make a Difference Day or Punk For a Day or World Pasta Day
27th: Tell a Story Day

I went with "Count Your Buttons Day"...I took a bit of a cheeky approach!  LOL  I love this image of Stella!  She is colored with pencils and I've added a glittery border.  Gotta love the sparkly stuff...even though it makes a mess and gets all over...I'm pretty sure Stella found some in her belly button!  LOL  I used Deconstructed Sketch 173...I love that the image panel is small and the layout lets the pretty patterned paper shine.

Image: Bugaboo "Frame It-Stella-Belly Button" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! YoYo Yellow, PTI True Black, Simple Stories Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart "Hematite" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

If you'd like a chuckle, you can see the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you.

Challenges entered:

Crafty Cardmakers: It's Only Words
Deconstructed Sketch: Sketch #173
Love to Scrap!: Seeing Dots
Quirky Crafts: Let's Quirky Frame It

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Freebies/Prizes


Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight, Shaz has chosen our challenge and she would like you to "Use Your Freebies/Prizes".  I love this one...creative and fun!  I went with an adorable Tiddly Inks stamp that I received with my Quick Cards publication.  See below:


I am really hoping I didn't scare you with the mess on my table...I think I create better surrounded with a bit of chaos!  LOL  On to the card....  I used Sketch Saturday's sketch and some papers from my stash, which I have lightly distressed.  The image is colored with pencils...she was fun to color!  I embellished simply with holly/berry die cuts.

Image: Tiddly Inks
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Old Olive, American Crafts Patterned Paper
Embellies: Holly/Berry (die from All That Scraps)
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here; we hope you will play along so we can see what freebies/prizes you have in your stash!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Bloggers Network: Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge: Christmas in October
Inky Chicks: Christmas
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge: Christmas (my oldies are patterned paper and holly die)
Sketch Saturday: Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hope


Good morning!  Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps October Blog Hop; our theme this month is "Think Pink"...hop along for some fabulous inspiration from the DT!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.  One random commentor will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the store.  In addition, one commentor on the From the Heart Stamps blog will win a $15 gift voucher to the store!  

If you have arrived from our Guest Designer Kitty's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you may want to start at the From the Heart Stamps blog so that you don't miss anything.



My card for today features Super Birdbrain and the sentiment is from Hope Butterflies and Blooms Awareness Set.  The sketch is from Papertake Weekly.    I like how the Super Birdbrain image can do double duty...not only can it be used for Dad, it can be used as inspiration to those fighting breast cancer.  She's rocking the glittery cape and eye shadow!  I kept it pretty clean and simple with this one; some easy layering, glitter and brads.  Aside from the tiny brads, this card is flat...not something I usually do!

Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Pretty in Pink, Me & My Big Ideas Patterned Paper
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Pink Smoothie", Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Corner Chomper, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Now head on over to Calypso's blog to see her fabulous creation!

Thanks for hopping with us today; the hop will end on Monday, October 6th at 6:00 a.m. EST.  Winners will be posted, on the From the Heart Stamps blog, on Wednesday, October 8th.

Challenges entered:

The Crafting Cafe: Think Pink
The Crazy Challenge: For a Special Lady
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Lots of Layers

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Oldie But Goodie


Good morning!  It's Thursday so that means we are showcasing the "Oldie But Goodie" images at Catch the Bug.  I went with one of my favorite gals...Stella!

The image is colored with pencils and accented with glitter.  I went with bright colors and used glitter, stars, and brads for embellishing.

Image: Bugaboo "Make it Snappy-Stella Birthday Old Fart" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Cool Caribbean, PTI Pure Poppy, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Fiskars Star Punches, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...you are sure to be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela