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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Let's Celebrate

I am featuring Birthday Elephant by Bugaboo Stamps.


I decided to use the outside cut edge for my border strip so the scallops show up with the background color.

The sentiment is stamps in Crushed Olive and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then colored with distress ink in Abandoned Coral.

The puffy star is colored with Distress Oxide inks in Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron, then covered in Glossy accents. 

Supplies:

Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Stitched Postage stamp rectangle
(AMZ)
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Stars
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, April 23, 2018

Pink Fresh April Challenge

Todays card features Pink Fresh Stamp Set Fleur 1.

The sketch and color combo from Pink Fresh was my inspiration.


This floral stamp is a good size, as you can see it takes up most of the front of my 4.25x5.5" card.  I wanted a little color on the back ground so I splattered a little black craft paint and then blended a little color on  Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers.   I used a piece of stripped card stock on the edge and to break up the white, I added a very thin strip of card stock in black along the seam.

The sentiment is from #SimonSaysStamps "You & Me".

The picture doesn't show but I added a little Stickles on the flowers, here and there for a little sparkle.  I added Nuvo Crystal drops in the center of the flowers and around the arrangement.

Challenges:
Pink Fresh April Challenge
Simon Says Flower Power
Simon Says Sparkle & Shine - Wednesday Challenge

I am really happy how this card came out.  I think I will make a few more with different sentiments.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sparkle & Shine

Today's card was inspired by the following challenges:

Simon Says Sparkle & Shine - Wednesday Challenge
MFT Sketch Challenge #381



I used the stencil included in #SimonSaysStamp April's Card Kit "Butterflies".  I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Lemonade Yellow and Mermaid Lagoon.  The butterfly trails are from the stamp set included in the kit "Beautiful Day".

The circle was cut out using the Die-Namics Inside and Out Stitched Circle Stax from #MFT.  I blended my inks in a circle pattern on a piece of scrap paper and placed it behind the circle..

My sentiment is from #MFT "All About You".  Which I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with WOW Opaque White Fine Embossing Powder.  Then I cut it out with Die-Namics Stitched Sentiment Strips.

I cut the word "you" with my Cricut Explore, 3 times in white card stock, and once in blue glitter card stock.  I layered them together for dimension.  I used an alcohol marker to color the edges.

Other Supplies:
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dandilion Yellow and Onyx Black
Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6x6 Petite Paper

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Craftin!




Thursday, April 19, 2018

Unicorn Birthday

Todays card is featuring Birthday Unicorn Set 2 from Bugaboo Stamps
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I created the scallop frame by cutting out a scallop circle and then cutting the center out with the stitched inside/out circle dies.  I love all the inside and out dies, you get a stitched line on the cut out and the surround piece of card stock, so you can use it in two different ways.

I did a little cutting on the image to make the hair flow over the frame.  The sky isn't actually the same color as the unicorn, my picture taking isn't that great.  All I have is an iPhone, since I dropped my really good camera and broke it.

Supplies:
Spellbinders Scalloped Circles
Sentiment - MFTstamps All About You

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, April 15, 2018

A Rose for Mom

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so I am getting prepared.  Today I am featuring Rose Tag from Bugaboo Stamps.




I colored my flower with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers in yellow and oranges.

I splattered a little color to the background with some of my yellow ink pads.  

The butterfly was colored with distress inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon.

Supplies:
MFT Hatch stitched squares (discontinued)
CTMH Stamp Set Cricut Bundle Just to Say

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, April 9, 2018

Teachers Make the World a Better Place

Today’s project is for Anything but a Card (ABC).  I decided to make a couple of bookmarks for Teacher Appreciation.  I give them to my Grand daughter and niece to give to their teachers.  


I am featuring two images, the Book Sitter 1 & Book Sitter 2, plus the Book Stack from Bugaboo Stamps.  As you can see it is very easy to combine images.

I cut the long sentiment “make the…” into two pieces so it would fit the bookmark.

I cut the bookmark with my Die-namics Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX, using the two largest dies.  The hole was punched with a regular hole puncher.  The apple was also cut into two pieces so I could use two colors and then fussy cut it out.

Supplies:
Embroidery thread in yellow and blue
Clover Tassle Maker (AMZ)
Clover  Handy Thread Twister (AMZ)
Simon Says Stamps You Matter (SSS101645)
CTMH Stamp Set - D1612 Teacher Appreciation


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, April 1, 2018

Birthday Girl

Happy Easter, I hope everyone is having a great day.  Did you hide the candy from the kids and pull an April Fool's Day prank?  I look up when these two holidays feel on the same day, and the last time it happened was the year I was born, that was a long time ago.

It’s time for another sketch with Stella.  Today I am featuring Girl Balloon  from Bugaboo Stamps 


I word "happy" is 3 layers, with Glossy accents on top for dimension and interest.  

Please excuse the little mishap with the glossy accents.  My bottle got clogged and I had it everywhere.  I almost had to trash the card.

Supplies:
Heidi Swapp Paper Pack (Tuesday Morning)

CTMH Thick Twine - Fern
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Strawberry Coulis
Challenges:

There is still plenty of time to enter the Stella Says Sketch Challenge.  The sketches run for 2 weeks and you can win free images from Bugaboo Stamps.

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!