Saturday, November 22, 2014

Stella's Whipping up Thanksgiving Dinner


Good morning friends!  We have a fun, new Inspiration Challenge for you at Catch the Bug!  Here is the inspiration photo:


I went with "Stella-Turkey".  As I was coloring the image, I thought how I would love to cook in Stella's kitchen...she has fancy Rachael Ray cookwear!  Don't you love the bright colors?  LOL  Plus, she made mashed sweat potatoes...yum!  The sketch is from Sketch Saturday; I'm too late to enter their challenge, but I loved the sketch.  I've embellished simply with a touch of glitter on Stella's earrings and some brads.  I even decorated the inside too...  This image came with a cheeky sentiment: Warning!  Not for the faint at heart!  LOL  Will have to send this one to someone who will appreciate the humor....


Image/Sentiment: Bugaboo "Stella-Turkey" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Canyon Clay, SU! Cherry Cobbler, TCP Studios Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Corner Chomper, Foam Tape

Please check out my teamies cards here...we would love to have you play along!  There are Bugaboo images up for grabs!

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps and More: Make Your Mark (coloring)
Cuttin and Stampin: Thanksgiving
Little Red Wagon: Layer it Up
Shopping Our Stash: Thankful or Thanksgiving
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: "P" is for Profanity 

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, November 17, 2014

Have a Merry Little Christmas


Good morning!  It's Monday so that means we have a new Sketch Challenge for you at From the Heart Stamps...it's a really fun one!  Here it is:


I decided to go with the twist too...it was fun since I don't usually decorate the inside of my cards.  I kept it clean and simple and mimicked the front of the card.


The image is colored with pencils and I've added a bit of glitter to the snow/snowflakes.  I thought the sentiment would be perfect in the empty space at the bottom right so I printed it on the card front.  I've embellished simply with die cut snowflakes.

Image: From the Heart Stamps "Winter Friends" July 2014 Stamp of the Month
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110. PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper, Doodlebug Lily White Sugar Coated CS
Embellie: Art Glitter in "Polar Bear"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Die (snowflakes, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's cards here.  We would love to have you play along...use the sketch with or without the twist,and the inspiration photo/colors if you would like.  So many options!  Remember to use your From the Heart Stamps images; you will also earn $1 to spend in Faith's store!

Challenges entered:

C.R.A.F.T.: Christmas
Crafty Catz: Christmas is Coming
Cute Card Thursday: Red and Green
Polkadoodles: Clean and Simple
Robyn's Fetish: Things with Wings

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Humor Me Wednesday


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

9th: Chaos Never Dies Day
12th: Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
13th: World Kindness Day
14th: Operating Room Nurse Day
15th: Clean Your Refrigerator Day

Since I'm a nurse, I was compelled to go with "Operating Room Nurse Day".  Nurse Margaret is ready to obtain that pre-op blood sample; quick, run the other way!  LOL

I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday...love their sketches!  Margaret is colored with pencils; I've embellished with a die cut band-aide and some Bella Dots.  Not so sure what I think of my color combo here...I used SU!'s retired Blush Blossom thinking that it looked like the color of a band-aid, but now that the card is done it looks more pink-ish.  Hmmm, I guess I will send this one to a female....

Image/Sentiment: Bugaboo "Nurse Margaret-Hurt a Little" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Blush Blossom, Ballet Blue, and Poppy Parade
Embellies: Bella Dots
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, SU! Embossing Folder, QuicKutz Band-aide Die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...a laugh is always a good thing!

Challenges entered:

Craft Your Passion: Something Beginning with "B" (band-aide, blue)
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #335
Through the Purple Haze: Punch or Die (QuicKutz band-aide die)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Merry Christmoose!


Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge from the ladies at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Helen has chosen our challenge and she would like to see "Non-traditional Christmas".  Sounds fun!

I went with a fun image from Bugaboo and paired it with the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.  This one was fun to make...a little coloring, some glitter, snowflakes, and beads!

Image: Bugaboo "Make it Snappy-Christmas Moose 2" Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, American Crafts Patterned Paper
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", Alphabet Beads/Black Beads(Hobby Lobby)/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Die (snowflakes), Foam Tape 

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

Challenges entered:

CAS(E) This Sketch!: Sketch
Cutie Pie Challenge: Festive Furry Friends
Digi Choosday Challenge: CAS
Dream Valley Challenges: Getting Ready for Christmas

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela




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