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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What's up chick?


Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Silvi has chosen our challenge and she would like to see "Autumn Leaves" on your project.  Great timing, as the leaves are really starting to fall here plus I have been excited to used this cool patterned paper since I bought it!

I went with one of Faith's adorable Birdbrain images...love them!  The image is colored with pencils and die cut; I've embellished with a banner and buttons.  I love the quirky colors on this fall card...such fun!

Image: From the Heart Stamps "Raking Leaves Birdbrains" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Baja Breeze, PTI Royal Velvet, Bella BLVD. Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Buttons/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Please check out the Ruby's Rainbow "Autumn Leaves" creations here, along with the From the Heart Stamps weekly inspiration post here.

Challenges entered:

Crafty Cardmakers: Triple B (cool challenge...I used blue, banner, buttons)
Crazy 4 Challenges: Leaves
Incy Wincy Designs: Something Old (buttons), Something New (patterned paper)
Jellypark Friends: Autumn/Fall
Open Minded Crafting Challenges: Fall/Autumn

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, September 22, 2014

Halloween Skelekinz Topper


Good morning!  Monday means it's "Anything But a Card" at Catch the Bug; since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make a topper for a caramel apple.  (Not only was it fun to make the topper, it was fun to eat the apple!  LOL)

The image is colored with pencils, matted with CS that's been scored and folded, and adhered to the packaging with glue.  Quick and easy!

Image: Bugaboo "Halloween Skelekinz Topper" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Orange Zest
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Scor-Pal

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HB



Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow, which I've combined with this week's From the Heart Stamps Sketch #79.  This fortnight Valou has chosen the challenge of "Anything Goes"...I went with a birthday card...always good to keep some in the stash!  Check out the FTHS sketch below:


Poor old Birdbrain doesn't look too happy about having a birthday!  She's colored with pencils and I've pulled some old patterned papers from my stash...they are some of my favorites.  I actually did score lines in the top panel and around the image, but it is hard to detect them in the photo...it does add a nice bit of texture in real life.  I've used ribbon and a die cut sentiment for embellishing.

Image: From the Heart Stamps "Birthday Candle Birdbrain" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Berry Sorbet and Dark Chocolate, American Crafts Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Berry Sorbet Stitched Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, QuicKutz Handtool and Metro Alphabet, Scor-Pal, Foam Tape

Please check out Ruby's Rainbow DT creations here...we would love to have you play along!  You can view From the Heart Stamps DT inspiration cards here...there is still time to play along with the sketch challenge!

Challenges entered:

Clear it Out: Polka Dots (used old patterned paper from stash)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela