Thursday, January 31, 2019


Hello all! At the beginning of the year I said my word for the year would be "Believe" and I thought it would be appropriate to end my time as a guest desiner and the beginning of being design team for Catch The Bug Blog with this.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with this group of talented designers and I am excited to continue to be inspired by them. I probably joined in more times than they thought possible during gdt time, but I couldn't get enough of the challenges they put in front of me. During my stretch of time with the Bugaboo gang, I’ve had a family member pass and I had an outpatient surgery, so getting everything done "on time" was a challenge in itself, but was very therapeutic. From the bottom of my heart I thank the ladies over there and I thank all of you who have follow me on this journey.
Keep on believing... all things are possible with God!
                                                                                                     and crafts...........
Products used:  White cs, Navy Cs, Craft Smith's Marrakech patterned papers, Spectrum Noir alchohol markers, silver Stickles, and 4 Square Believe digital stamp

Challenges entering:
Aud Sentiments Challenge
Moving Along With The Times 90
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge January 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bugaboo New Release!

Hi there!  I have a guest design project for Catch The Bug Blog and I am featuring a real cutie, Winter Bird House!  I encourage you to run on over to Bugaboo Stamps and get yourself a couple new things!  My sentiment on this card was generated from a word document and totally reflects my mood today!

Products used:  robins egg cs, white cs, Crafter's Companion Beatrix Potter cs, Spectrum Noir alchohol markers, Mavy Snow pen, Nuvo drops, sentiment created on Word doc, Spellbinder's lacy ovals die set, white satin ribbon, and Winter Bird Hous digital stamp

Challenges entering:

Cute N Crafty Quilted Heart

Hello Joy here!  I have a design team project Cute N CraftyChallenge Blog today!  We have new releases and boy are they fun!  You've got to check them out, as there cute Valentine digital stamps and papers in the Cute N Crafty Mom store!  As you know February not celebrates Valentines, but heart awareness so be sure to celebrate someone!  I am featuring a square 5.5 inch card that is adorned with a fun Quilted Heart and fun striped designer paper!  Without further ado...

Products used:  white cs,pink cs, black cs, Lady Bug Paper Pack, Stampin Up 2004 "Hope is" stamp, Fun Stamper's Journey "ornate blooms" stamp, red and white sequins, white and red Stickles,Spectrum alcohol markers and Quilted Heart
Love Badge
Cute N Crafty Mommy

Challenges entering: 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Post it note holder... anything but a card

Hello, This is my last week as a guest designer for Catch the Bug Blog, and boy I have had so much fun playing over there!  I hope you have enjoyed it too?  I have a post it note holder for you today.
I only used one piece of card stock... 3.5inx 7.5 in. scored at 3 1/8, 3 1/2, and 37/8  Easy Peasy!  I hope make one too after checking the other designers projectes and Bugaboo Stamps!


Products used:  Craft Smith's Marrakech patterned paper, white cs, alcohol markers, pink stickles, tear it tape, Bertech foam tape, and Ava Swing digi

Cute 'n Crafty Challenge 19

Happy Monday to ya!  Can you believe January is over? Wow that went fast!  Today I have a design project for Cute N Crafty Challenge Blog and the challenge is Red, as February 1st kicks off heart disease awareness month.  Our generous sponsor is Treasure Box Designs and the prize is 2 images!  For my project today I blended distress oxides and used texture paste to design the background which really showcases the cute stamp from Treasure Box Designs.

Products used: white cs, red cs, silver metallic cs, Distress Oxide inks (festive berries, abandoned coral, spun sugar, Ranger texture paste, Prisma colored pencils, odorless turpenoid, Dylusions white paint pen, Word Doc sentiment, Digi Pound Pals one

Challenges Entering:
Artistic Impressions 211
Cards In Envy: love me or love my pet
Crafting from The Heart 235
Simon Says Stamp love is in the air
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 15

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Chances of Unicorns and Clouds

Hi there!  It's weekend!  Yay!  I am so happy to share a guest desing project for Catch The Bug Blog today as I love unicorns.. When i was little had a million unicorn stickers, stuffed animals, and dreams of them.  Isn't it funny how we grow up and forget about the things we did as a kid, but a simple image can bring it all back?  I love that.  My card today is a 5x7 card and I used distressed oxide inks and a few scallopped oval die cuts of varying sizes to make the cloud background.  If you haven't noticed yet, my project is in almost all purples, because they are having a color challenge!  Once you have had the chance to scope out my card, I encourage to head over to Bugaboo and see what they have going on.  I hear there may be a sale!  Without further ado...

Products used:  grey cs, purple cs, white cs, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Morning Dew Nuvo Drops, Inkadinkadoo Happy Birthday stamp, Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Ink, Grape Jelly Memento Ink, Unicorn Birthday Set (rainbow), and Unicorn Be Yourself digi stamp

Challenges Entering:
Crafter's Castle 13
Crafty Friends Challenge 102
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C468
World Wide open Design Team Challenge 01
ITD Creative Playground 1st thursday
The Fairy and the Unicorn

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Peekaboo Elephant Love

Hello!  I hope you are having a great day!   I have a cute guest design card for Catch The Bug Blog featuring Edward Valentine stamp.  My card is a 6x6 card with a peekaboo sentiment! I love that I was able to use a goodie, but oldie both digitally and rubber stamping.  So Cool!   I am looking forward to Valentine's Day and you will probably see more soon! 

Products used:  blush cs, white cs, My Mind Bliss patterned paper, Stampin Up Hope is... stamp, Memento ink Teal Zeal, pink Stickles, Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers, Dylusions white paint pen, Hero Arts oval infinity dies, ivory ribbon, Edward Valentine digital stamp.  

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Nuts About You postcard

Hello!  I hope you are having a wonderful Thursday!  Today I have a postcard to share with you.  The sentiment is in a hinged heart.  This would be a perfect card for a briefcase or suitcase if your honey was going out of town, but  not add any bulk.  I hope you like this one.  You can find more projects by the Catch the Bug Blog design team!  Also this cute little couple is over Bugaboo Stamps where you can find many more images to get the creativity flowing! 

Products used:  black cs, white, cs, floral designer paper, white sheer ribbon, distress oxide ink spun sugar, red stickles, Word Doc created sentiment, I'm Nuts About Couple

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Winter Birdie

Hello!  Happy Tuesday!  This card is fitting for the weather where I live.  We got 6 inches of snow and ice.  Yuck!  But when God gives you snowflakes... you try to catch them on your tongue!  lol  I have a guest design project for Catch the Bug Blog and we are featuring a new release Winter Bird 2. I encourage to go check it out and see all the other new stamps at Bugaboo.  Without further ado here's my card for the day!

Products used:  navy cs, purple cs, white cs, light blue sheer ribbon, frosted lace stickles, Prisma colored pencils, odorless turpenoid Hero Arts Infinity square die set, Winter bird 2, Word Docs sentiment.  
 Bug GDT

Challenges Entering:  
Unicorn Challenge
Crafty Sentiments
Unicorn Challenge 39

Flutter Away!

Hello I hope you're having  a great Tuesday!  I have a special card for you today that was created for my bff's birthday!  She sorta requested this card without knowing.  I used a lot of texture and layers I hope you love it as much as she did!  Once you check out my card please head on over to Craft-dee-Bowz January Challenge and join in on the fun!


Products used:  Craft-dee-bowz tool, peach sheer ribbon, sienna cs, Mariposa patterned paper, Heartfelt creations blossoming coneflower stamp and die set, spellbinders budding/blooming roses die set, Stampin up Butterfly thinlits, Stamp on it Happy Birthday sticker, black gems, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Memento Ink rich cocoa.

Challenges entering: 
Die Cutting Divas 404
Everybody Art Challenge 439
Lemon Shortbread Challenge 85
Unicorn Challenge 85
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 01
Classic Design Team Open Challienge january

Monday, January 21, 2019

Glamorous Owl Gatefold

Hi there!  Happy Monday! I have a fun card for you today.  I have a gatefold card that also has a box in it to make a scene.  I used an oldie but goodie, Paisley and Posies by SU to make this cute owl.  I hope you like it!

Products used: DCWV Indigo Kraft and Champagne paper, recollections mushroom cs, gold cs, ivory cs, Memento ink Nautical blue, aqua pen, gilded gold twine, Spellbinders tree die set, SU Paisley and Posies stamp and die set,  half-backed pearls, 

I saw this owl made once during a stampin up demo but, I do not know the artist.  

Challenges entering:

Friday, January 18, 2019

Freebie Friday Monster Bash

Good day for a party!  We are still celebrating Bugaboo's 9th birthday with daily challenges and grand prizes.  Please head on over to Catch The Bug Blog for more good times.  Today I have a 5x7 card for the color challlenge.  I do hope you llike, as I have had a lot of fun this month as guest designer.  Without further ado...

Products used:  white cs, red cs, navy cs, yellow polka dot paper, Scrapping for Less Wish Big stamp set, blue polka dot ribbon, Gold Stickles, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, White Gelly Roll Pen, Memento Ink Love letter, and Birthday Monsters

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Humor Me Wednesday Bday Bash

Hello!  I hope you're having a wonderful week! I have another guest design project for Catch The Bug , celebrating Bugaboo's 9th birthday.  I have square card the has thick frame around the cutest image ever.  I hope you that you have a chance to enter into the challenges this week, as there are wonderful prizes.
Prooducts used:  turquoise cs, white cs, striped echo park paper, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Stickles (gold, garland, grape crush, tinsel), Distress Oxide Ink squeezed lemonade, Unity Stamps Happy Birthday balloon, Birthday Monster Present

Challenges Entering:
Fab n Funky Challegnes 423
The Paper Shelter 366
The Crafty Addicts 56
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 1
Word Art Wednesday 370-371
Classic Design Team Open Challenge 1

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tic Tac Toe Monster

Hello!  I hope you're having a great day?  Today over at Bugaboo they are celebrating their 9th anniversary and they are celebrating with a daily challenge!  If you participate in all 7 days you will be eligible for the grand prize! I hope you have a chance to join in on the fun at Catch The Bug Blog.  Today I have a three headed monster for you... don't be afraid lol
ps.... I hear there may be a freebie over there! 

Products used:  indigo cs, orange stripe patterned paper, white, cs, Spectrum Noir alcohol markes, white half-back pearls, green metallic floss, Crafter’s Companion Heaxgon nesting dies,  Happy Birthday die set from my stash, and Digi Monster 3

Offset Monster Topper Fold

Hey there!  I want to wish you all a Happy Tuesday!  Why do you say? Because for Bugaboo's 9th birthday we are introducing two new releases and I hear there's a freebie over there!  Be sure to check out the challenges all week long for great prizes!  Follow this link to get a schedule of events!  Today I have a guest design card for you that features an offset gatefold card some fun designer papers and two Bugaboo stamps!  I hope you enjoy this one and it reminds you of your 9th birthday...

Products used:  Recollections lime green cs, whtie, cs, Hobby Lobby yellow polka dot paper, Hobby Lobby gray-white chevron paper, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Brother Cut n Scan2, red half-backed pearls, Tonic Shimmer Aqua Pen, orange and black Stickles, Bertech foam tape, art glitter glue, Inkadinkadoo Happy Birthday stamp,  Balloon Bunch stamp, and Monster Topper stamp.  

Challenges entering; 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Anything but a card Monster Bash

Hello!  I hope you have a fun day over at Catch the Bug Blog and help us celebrate their 9th birthday!  I have a guest design project today and hope you like it!  Please head over to Bugaboo Stamps and check out what they have going on over there.  Without further ado...
Products used:  black cs, white cs, pink metallic cs, purple cs, Distress oxide Peacock feathers, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, yellow book binding, sheer pink ribbon, purple sheer ribbon, aqua sheer ribbon, Stamp On It Happy Birthday sticker,  Birthday Monster Cake


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Monster Bash Sketch Challenge

Hi!  We have a fun challenge over at Catch The Bug Blog and we continue to celebrate their 9th birthday!  Please head on over and join the fun!  Bugaboo has wonderful images and a lot of inspiration for your next project.  I hope you have had fun this week!
Without further ado I have the sketch challenge for you....

Products used:  white cs, blue cs, Scrapping for less hexagon printed paper, red cs, yellow half-backed pearls, Happy Birthday stamp, versamark, Recollections white embossing powder, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Stickles (tinsel, red, and glossy accents, Monster Snapshot

Challenges entering:

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Bugaboo Birthday Bash

Hello and Happy Saturday!  I'm so glad it's the weekend and can't wait to celebrate Bugaboo's 9th birthday!  What a Happy Day!  Please head on over to Catch The Bug Blog and join the week long challenges with fantastic prizes!  I hope to see  you there!
My card today was all about color and my favorite, Distress Oxides!  If you love this happy card as much as I do I would love for you to follow my blog!

Products used:  white cs, black cs, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Wink of Stella, Distress Oxides (candied apple, squeezed lemonade, cracked pistachio, salty ocean, and dusty concord), black enamel dots, Wild Animal Stamp set, and Birthday Monster Balloon

Challenges entering:
Challenge Up Your life 103
Crafter's Castle
Classic Design Team Open Challenge 1
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 12
Crazy 4 Challenges
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge
Lil' Patch Of Crafty Friends c97
Crafty Sentiments Designs

Friday, January 11, 2019

A monster of a Birthday!

Hello there!  It's hard to believe we're almost finished with week 2 of the new year!  Today I have a special Monster Card found over at Bugaboo Stamps!  This one is  a Friday Freebie! YaY!  Please check out the other designer's projects too over at Catch The Bug Blog

Products used:  white cs, yellow cs, Mrs Sparkle striped and marble paper, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Word Doc Happy Birthday sentiment, purple metallic floss, Fuchsia Stickles, white Gelly Roll pen, postage stamp die from my stash,  and Bugaboo's Birthday Monster 1 digital stamp 

challenges entering:
My Besties 3D and More #1
Simply Creates Too 145

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sweet Little Turtle

Hey There!  I hope you're having a great day!  I needed a little touch of spring and this cutie from Bugaboo, Girl Turtle, just makes me smile!  I am doing a bit of spring cleaning too this week, so I shopped my stash for printed papers.  This project was done as a guest design for Catch the Bug Blog, so I encourage to hop over there for more inspiration!  I do i hope you love this sweet girl!

Bugaboo Stamps

Products used:  white cs, pink polkadot cs, yellow cloud cs, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, green and glam pink Stickles, Dylusions white Paint Pen, purple metallic floss, Hero Arts Infinite Oval Die, Crafter's Companion Gemini, Bertech foam tape, Art Glitter Glue, and Bugaboo's Girl Turtle Digi Stamp

Challenges entering:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies 22
A Bit More Time to Craft
A Perfect Time to Craft january
Crafty Animals 22
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper challenge
CCC Digi Creations 99
Digi Doodle Studio 12

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Cuddle Up

Hello!  I hope you're having a fabulous Wednesday!  Over at Bugaboo it's Humor Wednesday and I have a card celebrating Cuddle Up Day!  Did you even know there was such a thing?  Well these two cuties remind me of first love and I  just had to share them with you today!  Please check out what the design team has for you as well over at Catch  The Bug Blog and the images at Bugaboo Stamps!  Without further delay...
Bugaboo Stamps
Products used: mauve cs, white cs, navy patterned paper from my stash, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, black Gelly Roll pen, Recollections washi tape, Hero Arts Infinity oval die, blue Stickles, Glossy Accents, and Ava and Deacon Heart

Challenges entering: 

Lattice and Cornflowers

Hello there!  I hope you're having a great day!  It has been unseasonably warm and I am not complaining!  This weather has me ready for summer (it's not really that warm), but I am looking for a reason to slide on flip-flops.  Today I have a project over at Crafty Creations Challenges where of course anything goes.  Our generous sponsor is Fred, She Said, so please head over there and check out their awesome images. The winning prize for this challenge is $10 gift certificate!  Wow!  A very nice prize!  Run.. Click.... Crafty Creations Challenges
I found some new dies at Tuesday morning so I had to give at least one a try in this project and the rest are some goodies but oldies. The trapezoid die is new to me, as well as the cornflower digi, but the stamp set and vase dies are from stash!  I love it when you can mix the new with the old!   My card base is an A2 size as, the background die fit this best.  I am a fan of A7 cards and square cards the most, in case you were wondering.  If you like the card, I sure would love for you to follow me for some more fun projects coming up.

Without further ado..

Products used:  royal blue cs, white cs, lt blue cs, vellum cs,  Spellbinders Trapezoid Motif die set, Spellbinders Filigree Vase die set, Art Glitter Glue, gold Stickles, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Memento Danube Blue ink, Spellbinders Sentimental Words Clear Stamp set, Distress Oxide Scattered Straw ink, Ranger ink blending tool, Hero Arts Infinity Circle die set, Recollections navy blue twine, and Cornflowers Digital Stamp Set
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