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Monday, July 9, 2018

Housewarming Gift

Today's project features  AKV House by Bugaboo Stamps.



I thought a great housewarming gift is a nice bottle of wine.  Especially after all the moving. I personally don't drink wine, so please excuse the bottle I used, it is actually my cooking sherry.

I use a stylus to add the drops in small amounts, then with the very skinny tip, I drag it out to fill the area.  I think this gives the image a little more dimension and adds a lot of interest.

I printed my sentiment with my laser printer and foiled it with a Lime green foil. The inside of the card says, Can I get a woof-woof!  I saw a card at Walmart that inspired this card.

Other Supplies Used:

MFT Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges

Nuvo Crystal Drops - various colors

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Stay tuned for lots of fun and prizes.
Till next time,

Happy Craftin!






Sunday, July 1, 2018

Wish Big

Hello, today's card features Clyde Birthday by Bugaboo Stamps.



I used Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed on a piece of card stock before cutting the word "BIG".  I  cut it with my Cricut Explore using the Impact font. 

The background layer was created by splattering several colors all over.  The "wish" sentiment was created with an alphabet stamp set I have.  I stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with WOW white embossing powder.  Then cut it out using my rectangle dies.

Supplies Used:
Distress Inks - Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed

Challenges:
Seize the Birthday
Simon Says Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!



Friday, June 29, 2018

Hap-Bee Birthday

Hello, today I am featuring the Freebie Friday image from Bugaboo Stamps.




For my background I stamped the MFT Honeycomb back ground  on Neenah Smooth Solar White card stock with Versamark ink.  I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Using the Tim Holtz blending brush I started adding Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber.  Then I splashed a little thinned black craft paint for interest.

I don't have a stamp Hap-bee, so I improvised.  I used part of the word happy and using a Versamark marker added the little dash.  Then I cut out bee in white glitter card stock on my Cricut Explore.  The font is Shany, which I just got for free.  

Other Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy - add on

Challenges:
Seize the Birthday
Simon Says Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!




Monday, June 25, 2018

I "heart" U - Pop up card

This card was inspired by this weeks sketch challenge at MyFavoriteThings.



I found this cute little pop-up template on the web.  but was not able to find a cutting file anywhere.  So I decided to create my own.  After a lot of trial and error I finally got it to work.  I think I finally realized what the "Open Path" feature does on images.  I was so excited it finally worked after a few tweaks.

I made my cut file fit a regular size card 4.25x5.5.  Here is the inside of my card.



First, I created my background with Brush Stroke Messages by Simon Says and Trim a Tree by Concord & Ninth.  The small stripes are heat embossed with Copper embossing powder and the brush strokes are in Outdoor Denim, a CTMH Exclusive Ink color.

Now my dilemma, after I inserted the pop-up in my card, I realized the card I designed was for a portrait style card. I debated whether to just make the outside portrait and the sentiment on the inside landscape, but decided against it.   My stripes were originally going to go up and down, not side to side and the hearts stacked to the right over the embossed stripes.

I just didn't like the heart to one side stacked on top of each other with the patterned paper I had created, so I placed them overlapping.  I always try to remember the sketch is an inspiration, and sometimes what we envision isn't always the end result, but it is a great starting point.


Supplies Used:
Sure Cuts A Lot 4
Cricut Explore

Challenges:

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Till next time,

Happy Craftin!








Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy Graduate

It's that time of year, graduations going on all over the place.  I think they are over down in this part of the states, but I know they go to school a little longer in other parts of the country,

Today I am featuring the New Release "Deacon Grad Sitter" from Bugaboo Stamps.  My card was inspired by #MFTWSC389.


I cut out and colored my stars with my alcohol markers.  Then realized all the pattern paper I had was just too busy for the stars, so I picked this note page style patterned paper.  As I laid everything out, I realized it was still just a little too plain, so I stamped the outlined stars randomly, then used foam tape to apply three solid color stars.

I stamped my sentiment on black card stock with Versamark and used WoW White Fine Detail Embossing powder.  I cut my sentiment a little long on the end for a perch that Deacon  could sit on.

Supplies used:
Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Stars Add-on
Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy Happy Stamp Set
MFT Dienamics Stitched Fishtail Flags Stax
MFT Dienamics A2 Stitched Rectangles Stax

Challenges:
#MFTWSC389 
#FFC238 - Jo's Scrap Shack - AG

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!













Saturday, June 16, 2018

Monochromatic Card

Hello, I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Todays challenge at Catch the Bug is Bingo.  I am featuring "Violet Teacup" from Bugaboo Stamps.




I chose the center vertical column, monochromatic, pearls, and Bugaboo image.  Since this image is violets, I chose to use purples.

I colored my background behind the violets with my Prismacolors in Cream.  I used a very light hand to give it a cream color instead of stark white.

The watercolor background  was created using Distress Oxide and Distress Inks in various purple hues.  I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Wisteria Purple  This is actually called a metallic color, but it dries and looks like little purple pearls.  I also added little dew drops around the image with Nuvo Jewel Drops in Pale Periwinkle.

I stamped the image with Versamark Ink and embossed it with Wow Gold Embossing Powder.

Other Supplies:
Strathmore Watercolor paper
Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp Set

Challenges:
Simon Says Frame It
Southern Girls - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!











Sunday, June 10, 2018

For the Guys

Today I have a card for Father's Day using the adorable stamp set "Toadally Awesome" by Lawn Fawn.
I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks on the background, and  Tim Holtz' blending brush  to add stipple details on the dirt and around the frame.

I colored my images with my Prismaolor pencils.

Challenges:
Lawn Fawn Challenge #30 - For the Guys

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Craftin!