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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Stella Says Sketch #515



Good morning! Stella has a new sketch for you to try...and it's a good one! I used one of Jodie's adorable new Halloween images for this card; I'll have to say she had me at "the tooth"! Oh my...such cuteness! Here's the sketch:


I've colored the image with pencils; while relaxing and listening to music, coloring is so therapeutic, I enjoyed the process of making this card...from start to finish. Halloween cards are my favorite to make...hands down! I pulled out some of my punches and dies for embellishing; the clouds are cut from felt and the bats are punched from glitter CS. No sentiment like the sketch, but I've added a CS strip to "ground" the card. I love how this one turned out...may have to send it to my daughter at college! Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Cute Halloween Set 2" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pear Pizazz and Tangerine Tango CS, The Paper Studio Glitter CS, Fancy Pants Designs Patterned Paper
Embellies: Bella Dots
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (clouds), Martha Stewart Punch (bats), MFT Felt, Foam Tape

Please head on over to Catch the Bug to check out the rest of the DT's creations using our newest sketch...they are sure to inspire you! Play along for the chance to win images from Bugaboo Stamps!

Challenges entered:

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, September 22, 2017

Bugaboo Freebie Friday



Good morning! It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo...that means you can grab this image for free! It doesn't get any better than that!

I have a soft spot for monkeys and this little cutie is no exception; I've colored her with pencils and added some mini brads to her shoes along with glitter to her pompoms and the "S". I've used a simple layout to keep the focus on the image. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Cheer Monkey 1 Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Summer Sun CS, PTI Basic Black CS, PTI Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads, Fairy Dust Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

Please head over the the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the DT's creations...don't forget to pick up your image too!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything Goes (with a critter)
Brown Sugar: #268 Back to School
Jo's Scrap Shack: #206 Always Anything Goes with Bugaboo 

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bugaboo: New Release Tuesday



Good morning! It's New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo; it's one of my favorite characters, Gus, and he's a bit cheeky! I've colored him with pencils to coordinate with the patterned paper, here's a close-up:


The sketch is an old one from Your Next Stamp.


Image: Frame It-Gus Another Year Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI New Leaf and Dark Chocolate CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, EK Success Circle Punch, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with today's releases here.

Challenges entered:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: "M" for Make Your Mark
The Crafter's Cafe: #181 Boys Will Be Boys

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, September 2, 2017

That's MISTER old fart to you!



Good morning! It's "Anything Goes" at Catch the Bug this week! A friend asked if I would make a card for her dad's birthday...she wanted it to say "90", but other than that I was able to just create...how fun!

I went with Gus...and a little humor! He's colored with pencils to coordinate with some papers from my stash. I've embellished with mesh and ribbon, along with a sentiment and die cut numbers.

Image: Bugaboo "Gus Birthday-Old Fart" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Orange Zest and Dark Chocolate CS, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Orange Zest Satin Ribbon, Brown Mesh (stash)
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, PTI Number Dies, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. Play along for the chance to win some of Jodi's adorable Bugaboo images! Check out these new images in the shop; I adore the Halloween ones...such cuteness...swoon! (Stay tuned...I will be using these...can't wait to color them up!)

Challenges entered:

Crafty Friends: #65 Birthdays
Moving Along With The Times: #53 Add a Number
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #171 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Catch the Bug July Color Challenge



Good morning! We have a Color Challenge for you this Saturday at Catch the Bug...it's bright and summery...love it! Here it is:


Instead of going with patterned paper, I decided to go all white to keep the focus on the image and the colors. I like how it turned out! I've used pencils to color the chick and liberally accented her with glitter. I've matted her with die cuts; the "pinked" edge die cut is textured vellum, like the band. I think the white on white is elegant and a fun change of pace. Card sketch is from Paper Play Sketches. Here's a close-up:

 

Image: Bugaboo "Birthday Bird 01" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, PTI Vellum
Embellies: Martha Stewart Glitters in "Sugar Cube" and "Bubble Gum"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Please check out the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details! Play along for the chance to win Bugaboo images!

Challenge details:

Color Crazy Challenge: #29 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #380 Party Time
Paper Play Sketches: Sketch #47


Seize the Birthday: Option of "Splatter"

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July: Photo Inspiration & Make It Funny!!



Good morning! Welcome to Day 3 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July; today we have an inspiration photo for you plus we'd like you to make it funny! Here's your inspiration:


I was inspired by Rudolph and the colors. I love this image of Rudolph and found the perfect patterned paper in my stash! I've colored him with pencils and added some Glossy Accents to his nose. I used a simple layout, added a sentiment, and some mini brads for embellishing. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Rudolph Digital Image (not yet in store)
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select (cardbase) and Pure Poppy, Core'dinations CS, Carolee's Creations Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads, Ranger Glossy Accents
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. I can't wait to see your creation!

Challenges entered:

Deep Ocean Challenge: #159 Christmas in July
Unicorn Challenge: #23 Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July: Wrap It Up With a Twist



Good morning! Welcome to Day 3 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July; today we are challenging you to create something you'd use to wrap up a gift!  But wait...there is a twist! Please use non-traditional colors! Sounds fun, right?!


I went through my paper stash to find something non-traditional for inspiration. I thought the turquoise and lavender was so pretty and perfect for this challenge! I colored the elf with pencils, to coordinate, and used non-traditional colors for the ornaments too. I've added a band to the gift box, then mounted the image on a sparkly die cut, accented it with a touch of glitter, and adhered it to the box with foam tape. Here's a close-up of the image:


Image: Bugaboo "Elf 001" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Bo Bunny Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart "Sugar Cube" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Gift Box from Hobby Lobby, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. I can't wait to see your creation!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #342 : Anything Goes (w/ option of using a die cut)
Cut It Up #126: Christmas in July (include a die cut)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July: Sketch



Good morning! Welcome to Day 2 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July; today we have a sketch for you and it's a good one! I love the banners and buttons! Check it out:


I went with the image "Scene It Christmas Sheep" and had a blast coloring it! Sometimes it is so relaxing to just sit and color! I've used Lawn Fawn patterned paper and added some buttons/floss from my stash for embellishing. Here's a close-up of the adorable sheep:


Image: Bugaboo "Scene It Christmas Sheep" Digital Image (not yet in store)
Sentiment: Totally Stampalicious (Bugaboo Clear Set)
Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Hawaiian Shores and Pure Poppy CS, Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Buttons (Pure Poppy and Hawaiian Shores), Stash (Green), DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. I can't wait to see your creation!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #4: Anything Goes With a Critter
A Gem of A Challenge #198: Animals
Sweet Stampin': Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: July: Anything Christmas Goes
Unicorn Challenge #23: Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July: Make it Sparkle and Shine



Good morning! Welcome to Day 1 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July; we have planned a week of great challenges for you so get ready for some creative fun! The Catch the Bug blog will be featuring the Design Team's creations daily to inspire you...we do hope you will play along! To kick off the week we want to see "Sparkle and Shine"...because, who doesn't like sparkle and shine?!


I have colored up Christmas Troll...I love her! I remember playing with Trolls that were given to me by an older cousin; I also used to make them clothes. When I saw her cuteness, I knew I had to color her up! I've used pencils and accented the image with glitter...3 kinds to be exact! I've also added some Glossy Accents to her earrings for a bit of shine and dimension. The candy patterned paper is also embellished with glitter, but my camera isn't picking that up. Here's a close-up of this little cutie so you can see the glitter a bit better:


Image: Bugaboo "Christmas Troll" Digital Stamp
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Martha Stewart "Limeade" and "Sugar Cube" Glitters
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, SU! Oval Punch, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. I can't wait to see your creation!

Challenges entered:

Aud Sentiments: #184 Christmas in July (plus sentiment)
City Crafter: #370 Two Colors Only
Creative Moments: #122 Christmas in July
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #159 Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: July: Anything Christmas Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: #10 Anything Christmas Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Stella Says Sketch



Good morning! It's Stella Says Sketch Sunday at Catch the Bug and I have a card to share using the July sketch. It's a great sketch and you have all month to play along so I hope you'll give it a try!

I went with one of my favorite "Margaret" images...I just love how she oozes sass! And her style too.... I've colored her with pencils; how do you like her yellow polka dotted swim skirt? She's ready for the beach with zinc oxide on her nose and sunscreen in her bag! Patterned papers are from Echo Park and the stitched die cuts are from Lil' Inker Designs.

***Funny story about the die cuts.... The first floor of my house is being remodeled, so that means every room except the kitchen (already done) and bathroom are basically not livable. My studio on the second floor is being used for storage right now and I couldn't find my sun die amongst the mess! I do have a sun punch, but I wanted the "stitched" look and was accepting no substitutes! I frantically searched here and there...multiple times...and finally found a baggie of extra die cuts. Score! There was a sun inside, not the size I wanted though, so I layered it on a circle...not exactly the look I was going for, but it was a "make it work" moment!

Here's the sketch:


Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, they are sure to inspire you! Also, here is a link to the store...Jodie has had some great new images lately, can't wait to see what she comes up with this month!

Image: Bugaboo "Margaret Calendar Months August" Digital Stamp (not yet in store)
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Harvest Gold and Raspberry Fizz CS, SU! Marina Mist CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Dies, Foam Tape

Challenges entered:

A Gem of A Challenge: #197 Summer Colors
City Crafter: #368 Let's Go Outside and Play
Crafting With Dragonflies: #84 Punches and or Dies
Creative Knockouts: #200 For the Girls
Make My Monday: #49 Summer Brights
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges: #179 Summer Fun
Shopping Our Stash: #309 Lazy Summer Days
Tic Tac Toe: #004 (accent-blue-coloring)


Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happy 'Bird"day Chickie!



Good morning! It's Oldie But Goodie day at Catch the Bug...I love going through all my images to pick one! I went with one of the chickz, I guess you could say I have a thing for chicks, chickens, and birds!

She's colored with pencils and accented with glitter. Oh no, I am realizing right now that I didn't give her any "glittery eyeshadow"...will have to fix that! LOL The sketch is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Image: Bugaboo "Chickz-Happy Birdday Chickie" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Harvest Gold CS, SU! Pink Passion CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellie: Doodlebug Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone

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

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps and More: #247 Make Your Mark
Animal Friends: #51 Winged Animals
Create and Makes: #12 Anything Goes/Optional Use Yellow
Cutie Pie: #112 All Creatures Great and Small
Modsquad: Colorful Creations
Mustard Seed Faith: Birds, Butterflies, or Nature Scenes
Pile It On: #131 Fancy Folds and/or Birds
Try Stampin'-Or Not-On Tuesday: #327 Sketch (Optional: All Bolds or All Pastels)


Tuesday Throwdown: #348 Party Time

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, June 12, 2017

Bugaboo...Anything But a Card



Good morning!  It's ABC Monday at Catch the Bug...Anything But a Card. I love to make gift packaging, so I went with a decorated tin pail. Eggbert is colored to coordinate with the ribbon, and I've added subtle glitter to match the iridescent shred.

Image: Not yet in Bugaboo Store
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Berry Sorbet CS
Embellies: Assorted Ribbons, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities

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

Challenges entered:

Brown Sugar: #254 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, June 2, 2017

Bugaboo Freebie Friday



Good morning! It's Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug and this cute little monkey is up for grabs at the Bugaboo store!  I love monkeys!

I've colored him with pencils and used one of my simple go-to layouts, embellishing simply with a button.

Image: Bugaboo Birthday Monkey Topper Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select, Dark Chocolate, and Pure Poppy CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Button/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Glue Dot

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

Challenges entered:

4 Crafty Chicks: #353 Birthday
AAA Cards: #91 Birthday
Addiceted to Stamps and More: #244 Clean and Simple
The Crazy Challenge: #249 Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, May 22, 2017

ABC


Good morning; today is "Anything But a Card" at Catch the Bug! Since graduation is upon us, I went with a Hershey Nugget tin. Not only does the graduate get a sweet treat, you can tuck a little cash inside too!

The image (retired) is colored with pencils, accented with glitter, and mounted on a die cut.  The candy is wrapped in CS and I've added a CS band with ribbon for embellishing.

Image: Bugaboo (Retired, but check out the rest of the For Ewe collection...cute images!)
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pretty in Pink CS, PTI True Black CS
Embellie: Doodlebug Glitter, Ribbon (stash)
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Nugget Tin from PTI, Hershey Nuggets

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

Challenges entered:

Animal Friends: Everything But Cards (with an animal)
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything But a Card w/ Ribbon/Trim

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bugaboo Freebie Friday



Good morning! It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo so this fun image is up for grabs! I've colored the image with pencils and accented the eyes with a black gel pen. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Guy and Dog" Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Creamy Caramel CS, PTI Evening Sky CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...be sure to leave them a little love for their efforts!

Challenge entered:

Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch #287


Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bugaboo New Release Tuesday



Good morning...it's New Release day at Bugaboo! Really hoping those April showers will bring May flowers, or in our case May snow! Ugh!

I've colored the image with pencils and paired it with some bright and cheery Doodlebug papers. The paper was too pretty to cover up so I added a piece of vellum for one of the layers on the sketch...I really like that trick...it adds a bit of interest too. I've added a sun and some clouds for embellishing. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Brat Boy Spring Umbrella" Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Bashful Blue CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Felt (stash), Lil' Inker Designs Dies (sun and clouds), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations at Catch the Bug...and don't forget to check out the new images in the newly revamped store!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations: #340 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #120 Anything Goes
Paper Play Sketches: Sketch #41


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, May 1, 2017

FTHS May Blog Hop



Good morning! It's time for the May From the Heart Stamps Blog Hop...our theme this month is "CASE It". Each team member will be showcasing a card CASE-d (copy and share everything) from another teammate.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win the image of their choice from the FTHS Store. We are also having a link-up contest with this hop. We invite you to pick one of the FTHS DT members and "CASE" one of their cards and add it to the linky collection by Sunday, May 7th. Everyone who enters will be entered into a random drawing; one lucky winner will receive 3 images of choice from the store!

If you have arrived from From the Heart Stamps, you are in the right place; if not, why don't you start there so you don't miss anything?

Today I am CASE-ING my teamie Brenda. Let me tell you, I really had fun going through her blog roll to find a card! I found out that Brenda crafts a lot of cards (I have no idea how she is so productive!) and I had a hard time choosing! I went way back to October 21, 2015...check out her post here.

I went with the same image, "Hamlet PigWit Pig Out", pastel colors, and layout. I've colored Hamlet with pencils and dotted his eyes with a black gel pen. Patterned papers are from Echo Park.


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Hamlet PigWit Pig Out" Digital Set
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select and Raspberry Fizz CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, MFT Dies, Foam Tape

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

Thanks for hopping with us. The hop will end Sunday, May 7th at 6 a.m. EST. Winners will be posted on the FTHS Blog on Wednesday, May 9th.

Challenges entered:

Crafty Friends: #56 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nursing is a work of the heart.



Good morning! I have a card to share using the adorable "Little Nurse Kathy"...I just love this image! She's colored with pencils and I've added a sentiment especially for my friend who is leaving the unit to take a new job. She has one of the biggest hearts ever, so this sentiment was perfect! She will be missed!

Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pink Pirouette and Real Red CS
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Gina Marie Designs Dies, Foam Tape

I really think the detail of the die adds a lot to a clean and simple card; here's a close up:


Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here. There is still time to play along with this week's sketch; see the details here...we would love to see your interpretation!

Always Fun Challenges: CAS
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bugaboo Inspiration Challenge


Good morning! It's Saturday so that means we have a new challenge for you at Catch the Bug...here is your inspiration photo:


Here's what I came up with:


I think this little bird is adorable! I colored her with pencils, accented her eyes with a black gel pen, accented her beak with Glossy Accents, accented the heart and flower with glitter, and added Bella Dots for embellishing. I'm liking the pink and yellow color combo!  Here's a close-up: 


Image: Bugaboo EC Flower (Retired)
Ink: Printer, Signo Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pretty in Pink and Poppy Parade CS, American Crafts Patterned Paper
Embellies: Bella Dots, Doodlebug Glitter, Ranger Glossy Accents
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the details of how to play along...prize is Bugaboo images!

Challenges entered:

As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Color (Pink...always has been! I love the varying shades and it just makes me happy!)
Crafty Cardmakers: #186 Things with Wings
Deep Ocean Challenges: #153 Spring
Moving Along With the Times: #43 Birds and Feathers 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2: Sketch #110


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I like BIG BOOKS and I can not lie.



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

April 10: National Farm Animals Day, National Siblings Day
April 11: National Pet Day, National Cheese Fondue Day
April 12: National Licorice Day, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
April 13: National Peach Cobbler Day, National Scrabble Day
April 14: National Dolphin Day, National Pecan Day

LOL Did you know there were so many fun days to celebrate? Since this whole week is National Library Week, I had to go with that!

I couldn't resist making a card for my daughter for this one...she is an avid reader! She doesn't visit the library though; she likes to purchase them, preferably in hardcover...there are stacks of books in her bedroom! The image is colored with pencils and I've used a simple layout accented with buttons. Maybe I will put a gift card inside...she can buy more books!  LOL

Image: Bugaboo Big Books Girl Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Fine Linen CS, Christy Tomlinson Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Buttons/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you! Also, have you checked out the new store? Jodie has been issuing invitations to move your account over. I really do believe that Bugaboo images are amazing, there is truly something for everyone! So many images, so little time.... Have fun creating!

Challenges entered:

Crafting From the Heart: #154 Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog: Time to Celebrate the Little People

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, April 10, 2017

happy easter



Good morning! I have an Easter card to share today; this image actually has coordinating birthday sentiments but I think it's fun for Easter too! I've colored the image with pencils and accented the dots and her eyelids with glitter. I kept it clean and simple and went with one of my favorite "stand-by" layouts. I've added a sentiment, ribbon, and pearls for embellishment.

I have a tip to share! Sometimes the patterned paper will show through the ribbon; see the right side of the photo, you can see the dots. Now check the left side...no dots!  Simply cut a piece of cardstock the width of the ribbon, add a touch of glue, and slide it under the ribbon. It's a quick and easy fix and makes the finished card look more polished.


Here's a close-up of the finished card:


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Birthday Suit Birdbrain" Digital Set
Sentiment: Stampendous
Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select and Harvest Gold CS, Doodle Bug Sweet Spots CS
Embellies: Doodlebug Glitter, PTI Ribbon, Queen and Co. Pearls
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, SU! Punch, Foam Tape

Challenges entered:

AAA Cards: #87 Shiny Spring
Crafty Catz: #365 Anything Goes (optional twist of Easter)
Crafty Friends: #55 Animals or Birds
Cute Card Thursday: #472 Easter
Dragonfly Journeys: #89 How Egg-citing!
Little Red Wagon: #388 Egg-cellent!
Mustard Seed: Easter
Ribbon Girl: Anything Goes (use ribbon)
Sweet Stampin': Mellow Yellow

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela