Friday, May 22, 2020

Purrrfect!!



Good morning! It is Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug and this adorable kitty is up for grabs! I had to color him orange, like my Wendel. Wendel is a bit chubby...er, fluffy too! Haha! I loved the sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday and I pulled out some pretty Spring-y paper from Lawn Fawn. "Wendel" is colored with pencils and I've used a touch of glitter to accent the hearts. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Kitty Your Perfect Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! CS, PTI CS, Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart)

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, they are sure to inspire you! Also, don't forget to grab your freebie at Bugaboo; while you are there, shop around a bit because Jodie has something for everyone!

Challenges entered:

Aud Sentiments: #251 Anything Goes (plus a sentiment)
Cute Card Thursday: #635 Critters
Paperminutes: #641 Dog or Cat
Show Us Your Pussycats: #54 Furrything Goes
Try Stampin' on Tuesday: #457 Sketch



Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

AKV Army Salute



Good morning! It's New Release Tuesday at Catch the Bug. Today I'm paying tribute to our service people using AKV Army-Salute. The image is colored with pencils and it actually coordinates well with the CS in real life...I always wonder why the colors are different? If you know, please tell me! Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo AKV Army-Salute Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! CS, PTI CS
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, SU! Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Lasting Impressions Piercing Template/Tool, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Spellbinders Die (circle), Foam Tape

Please check our the rest of the DT's adorable creations here. You can also check out Jodie's images in the Bugaboo store...with her wide variety of images and styles, there is truly something for everyone!

Challenges entered:

Corrosive Challenge:  #5 Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe: #241 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #129 Make it Masculine

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, May 8, 2020

Hoot! Hoot!



Good morning! Today I have a card to share that I made for one of our COVID-19 physicians. We have 2 on the unit, 1 day shift and 1 night shift. Both are great! One of the nurses made a special bulletin board for them and some adorable owl pot holders since they both like to cook. She asked me to make them cards "with an owl". I made a quick trip into Hobby Lobby, which recently re-opened, and bought the one and only owl stamp. Would I have chosen this image? No! Sometimes you have to work with what you've got!

Just some thoughts.... I know that in Iowa many counties are "opening up"; meaning businesses are re-opening with restrictions. This is really scary to me! We have not peaked and are not scheduled to peak until mid-June. I encourage you to continue practicing social distancing. If you need to be in public, please wear a face mask, use hand sanitizer, and remember not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth! Make your trip brief by having a list and a plan before entering the store. We all need to do our part for the safety of everyone! As someone with an inside, front and center view...this is crucial!

I've colored the owl with pencils and added a dash of glitter. I loved the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches this week and realized at the last moment that I had to flip it because of the sentiment I had already printed for the inside...so glad that I had'nt glued it down! The patterned papers are from Lawn Fawn, I love the combo of pink and green! Here's a close-up:

 

I computer generated a sentiment:


I found the cutest Hero Arts set of sentiments to stamp on the back of the card too! Here's one:


Image: The Paper Studio
Sentiment: Hero Arts (back of card)
Ink: Palette Noir, Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Hibiscus Burst and New Leaf CS, Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Lawn Fawn Dies (open stitched circles), Spellbinders Nestablities, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Foam Tape

Challenges entered:

Crafting Happines: #47 Anything Goes-Optional Birds
Creations in Pink: #21 Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Fab 'n' Funky: #480 Cute Critters
Get Creative Challenges: #91 Make it Sparkly
Southern Girls:  Team Trace: Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin': Bright and Beautiful
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #553


Watercooler Wednesday: #270 Tristan's Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Got Flowers?



Good morning! It's the first Saturday of the month so that means it's Anything Goes at Catch the Bug. I've went with a Spring-y card; after the long winter, I am so ready for flowers!

This adorable image is colored with pencils and the sketch is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday. I've used some old papers from my stash and embellished with a die cut flower. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Daffodil Delight CS, PTI Dark Chocolate CS, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 6 Dies (flower, border), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you! If you play along, leave a comment on this post so I can check out your card.

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps and More: #387 Make Your Mark (coloring)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #38
Creative Moments: #189 April Showers Bring May Flowers
Just Add Ink: #503 Choose Two...Stencils, Pencils, Patterned Paper
Make My Monday: #121 Use a Digital Stamp
Southern Girls: Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog: Bunnies, Bears, and Other B's
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Try Stampin' on Tuesday: Sketch #454


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Making life sweeter one pie at a time!



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

April 19th: Hanging Out Day
April 21st: Kindergarten Day, Library Day
April 22nd: Earth Day
April 23rd: Pie Day
April 24th: Sauvignon Blanc Day
April 25th: Hairstylists Appreciation Day, World Penguin Day, Red Hat Society Day

I have chosen "Pie Day" and went with the adorable Dottie Baking image! She is colored with pencils and I have used the sketch from  Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Dottie Baking" Digital Stamp
Sentiment: Stampalicious
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir Black
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Flirty Flamingo CS, PTI Dark Chocolate CS, Moxie Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Die, Foam Tape

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

Challenges entered:

Alphabet Challenge: "A" is for Anything Goes
Creations in Pink: #21 Anything Goes in MAINLY Pink
Southern Girls: Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2: Sketch #181


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter




Good Morning! Happy Easter to my Christian followers! Easter sure crept up on me this year. As a nurse I am considered an essential employee, so with social distancing I go to work and venture out to the grocery store about once every 1-2 weeks. I make big Easter baskets for my kids every year, even though they are 19 and 21; they are light on the candy and I would fill them with fun items the kids like...books, video games, clothing, coffee pods, gift certificates, etc. Designing them is always such fun for me, but his year they are getting a deposit in their bank accounts!

Speaking of social distancing, I urge you to comply! It benefits you, your family, your friends, and health care workers. I know some do not understand the importance of this and think "It won't happen to me." but it can and you can spread it to your loved ones. The U.S. now has the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in the world! Even more scary, it has not peaked here in the U.S.! As a RN working front and center during this pandemic, please stay home!

Those cute teeth made me pick this image as I was looking through all of Jodie's cute Easter images. Seriously though...those teeth! Love them! This bunny is colored with pencils and I've accented the eggs with glitter. The paper has been in my stash a long time; if you look closely you will see that it has a gold shimmer...it is so pretty in real life! Also, the paper I've used for matting is purple, not black...it did not photograph well...darn it! This is so pretty in real life! Here is a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Rabbit Eggs" Digital Image
Sentiment: MFT PI One of My Favorite Peeps
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir Black
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! CS, Reminisce Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Martha Stewart Glitter, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Foam Tape

Here is the fun sketch I am working with today; you have 2 weeks to play along, so give it a try!


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

Challenges entered:

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #248 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers: #254 Easter
Crafty Gals Corner: #206 Easter/Spring
Craft Rocket: #69 Furry Friends
Cut It Up: #197 Hopping Down the Bunny Trail
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie: #139


My Time To Craft: #429 Easter Cuties
Use Your Stuff: #395 Easter

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Hello Spring!



Good morning! This adorable little chick is taking us into Spring. Who's ready for it? I know I am!

I pulled out some Spring-y Doodlebug papers and colored the image, with pencils, to coordinate. I've used the current sketch from Catch the Bug. There is still 1 week to play along and it's a fun one, so give it a try. Here's a close-up of the colored image:


Image: Bugaboo "Easter Chick" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI CS, Doodlebug Patterned Papers, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Bazzill Bling CS
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, MFT Die-Namics (flower), Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Foam Tape

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #36 (must have a critter)
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #12 Lots of Layers
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week 11 (anything coloring goes)
Double "D" Challenges: Welcome Spring (see mood board for inspiration)


Use Your Stuff: #394 Spring

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela