Monday, June 29, 2015

Birdbrain Balloon


Good morning!  I have a card to share using the newest From the Heart Stamps sketch...#113.  It is a fun sketch for sure, but I had a bit of trouble with the diamond panels...you should see all the "scraps" on my table!  LOL  I think perhaps, somehow, I was making it harder than it should have been....  (I should probably mention that I also spilled the bottle of Goo Gone all over the image as I was coloring it...I had to throw the whole sheet of images away...ugh!)  Here's the sketch:


I choose the adorable "Birdbrain Balloon"...I love coloring the Birdbrains!  (As I was coloring today, I realized I have a "thing" for chicks, chickens, etc.)  Of course I had to add a bit of glittery eye shadow...just because I can't resist!  I wanted the diamond panels to be subtle, so I used vellum and adhered it with mini brads.  I like how this one turned out!

Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Melon Mambo, PTI Dark Chocolate, Bella Blvd. Patterned Paper, The Paper Studio Vellum
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads, Martha Stewart "Lemon Drop" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  This sketch will run through July 26th since the DT will be on "summer vacation".  We do hope you will play along with the sketch and come back for our Blog Hop on Friday!

Challenges entered:

Come and Get It Challenges: Cute Cards
Creative Corner: Happy Birthday

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Superchick


Good morning!  We have a great new sketch for you at Sketch Saturday; here it is:


I pulled out one of my favorite Calendar Chicks and colored her with pencils, then accented her cape with glitter.  The patterned paper has been in my stash for years, but I love the colors.  I've added some felt and glitter accents along with alphabet beads for the sentiment.  I think I will give this one to my daughter.

Image: Stampendous Calendar Chick
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, Harvest Gold, and Raspberry Fizz, Doodlebug Patterned Paper and Sugar Coated CS
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Alphabet Beads (Hobby Lobby)/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, MFT Flat Bottom Clouds Die-namics Dies, MFT Felt, Foam Tape

Pleases check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  We do hope you will play along!

Challenges entered:

Crafting for All Seasons: Cute and Summery 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Anything Goes w/ a Twist: Touch of Summer
Little Red Wagon: Cute as a Button
Simply Papercraft Challenges: Anything Goes
Sister Act: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

At the Seaside


Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you from Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Shaz has chosen our challenge and she would like to see "At the Seaside".  Great challenge!

I pulled out an adorable DeNami chick to use, along with a new 12x12 paper pack that included some stickers.  I don't really used stickers...I don't really know what to do with them....  I did decide to give them a try with this card though; the red rimmed circle and the stars worked rather well and I accented them with some Swarovski flatbacks.  Here's a close-up:


Image: DeNami Designs
Ink: Memenot Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream and Aqua Mist
Embellies: Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Montana" and "Siam"
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  We hope you will play along and show us your version of "At the Seaside".

A Gem of a Challenge: Summertime
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Use a Stamp, Not a Digi
Cards in Envy: Red, White, and Blue
Clear it Out Challenge Blog: Theme: Your Style, Stash: Use Your Favorite Craft Item (Bling for me!)
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: Sketch

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, June 22, 2015

Birthdays and Boogers


Good morning and happy Monday...it's ABC day at Catch the Bug!

Not too long ago I was browsing around Hobby Lobby and found these cool gable boxes...they were $4.99 for 10!  I picked them up on sale for 1/2 price, so they were only 25 cents a box!  I love getting deals like that!  I stocked up so I could have some quick, fun, and easy packaging on hand....they came in white, kraft and assorted colors/patterns.  I colored the image with pencils, added some coordinating ribbon and that's it...fill with some colored paper shred and your gift...easy peasy!  I have a few friends who may get a kick out of Gertrude...I love the cheeky sentiment!

Image: Bugaboo "Frame It-Gertrude-Birthday Booger" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110
Embellie: PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Gable Box

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

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sketch Saturday


Good morning!  We have a fun new sketch for you at Sketch Saturday; our sponsor this week is Little Miss Muffet Stamps...thank you for the adorable image!  Here's the sketch:
There were really cute images to choose from, but I am partial to kitties!  (Plus, the sentiment reflects just about everything I say to my 16 year-old daughter!  LOL)  The image is colored with pencils, I've done a bit of layering, and embellished with a single button.

Image: Little Miss Muffet "Feline Lead Balloon" Digital Image 
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Harvest Gold and Smokey Shadow, We R Memory Keepers Patterned Paper
Embellie: PTI Button/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestablities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Saturday Girls creations here...they've created an impressive line-up!

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hello


Good morning!  I have a card to share featuring both the current From the Heart Stamps sketch and newest critter...Prickles!  This image is the June Stamp of the Month.

How to color a hedgehog?  I decided to Google pictures of one and discovered that the tips of their "prickles" are white.  I did try to do that...without much luck....  I don't feel I did this adorable critter justice!  I will keep trying!  I used some bright and cheery papers, from my stash, matted with black to make them pop; for embellishing I've used a single button.

Image: From the Heart Stamps "Prickles Says Hello" Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Black Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! YoYo Yellow, PTI True Black, American Crafts Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Button, DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations at FTHS weekly inspiration post.

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sketch Saturday


Good morning!  Saturday means we have a great new sketch for you at Sketch Saturday; our sponsor for the week is Simon Says Stamp!  Here's the sketch:

I needed a card for a friend who just passed her Nursing Boards...I thought Bugaboo's Margaret was perfect!  I love her humor!  I've colored her with pencils, done some simple layering, and accented the card with brads.  I hope Kasandra will like this...floor nursing is a tough job, a little humor is a welcome diversion.

Image/Sentiment: Bugaboo "Nurse Margaret-Hurt a Little" Digital Image 
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Blush Blossom and Pure Poppy, SU! Ballet Blue, Frances Meyer Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Saturday Girls creations here, along with the challenge details.  Play along for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp!

Challenge entered:

Creative Knockouts: Use Your Stash (patterned paper, brads)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela