Tuesday, September 30

Fall Colors at Riley & Co.

It's time for a new challenge at Riley & Co. and this week Monica has challenged us to use fall colors on our creations.  For my card this week I am using Sunflower Riley- sunflowers are one of my most favorite things about fall!  Oh heck, I love everything about fall!  To play along you must use a Riley & Co. image or funny bone.  I colored with copics and the paper is from DCWV.
~Stephanie
Cards in Envy- twine
Stamp and Create- circles or dots


Monday, September 29

Cracked Glass

Today I have a sweet little card made from stamps found at Eat Cake Graphics.  I just love these flowers, they are called Magical Flowers (left).  I colored with copics , did a tiny bit of ink distressing and then did the cracked glass technique (layers of embossing and then placing in the freezer and cracking when frozen).  Paper is from DCWV and The Paper Studios.
~Stephanie 
One Stitch at a Time- AG with a flower
A Gem of a Challenge-CS
Allsorts-Stitching 
Crafting at the Weekend- AG
A Creative Romance- In The Garden
Brown Sugar- AG 
Word Art Wednesday-AG

 

Saturday, September 27

Apples

Awww, yes... It's almost apple picking time.  For our challenge this week at Catch-The-Bug  we want you to use that yummy photo of apples and get inspired.  For my card I am using Bugaboo Brat School-Apple Girl, I colored her with copics and the paper is from Echo Park.  Play along for your chance at 10, 7 or 4 digi images from Bug-A-Boo Stamps.
~Stephanie
Brown Sugar-AG
Fussy and Fancy-Main Color Red 
Sister Act-AG 
Wonderful Wednesday-AG
 

Thursday, September 25

New Release at Riley & Co. Blog Hop

Yippie, the day (night) is finally here, It's time for our new release at Riley & Co.,we have 49 new Funny Bone Sentiments being released today.   If you came here from Heather's blog you are on the right track if not head back to the beginning and start again.  You don't want to miss any stops along the way.  Leave us some love and one lucky person will be chosen to win a $20 gift voucher to the Riley & Co. Store.  Make sure you comment on the Riley & Co. blog post also.
My first card is using Coffee Riley and this great sentiment- I know some people who Procaffinate!  I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios and My Minds Eye. 

My next card has an awesome sentiment.  Who out there does not gain weight over the holidays? Ok, maybe not TEN pounds but a little.  Well, here's the solution!  My image is Diet Riley- one of my favorites, I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  The next stop along the hop is at Jackie's Blog.

 Special #1: Buy the entire unmounted set of 49 new Funnybones ( 3 full plates) for only $125! (Save $120!) (Offer not available to wholesale customers.) Limit one per customer. Offer ends October 12th.

Special #2: You can also get a set of 3 FREE Funnybones stamps (our choice) AND a limited edition logo stamp during this release by simply placing an order of $30 or more (before tax) in the first 24 hours of the release! (One per customer please.)

Special #3: But wait - there's more! As an added bonus, we are giving EVERYONE FREE SHIPPING from Thursday night at 9 pm CST until Sunday night at midnight CST! Just enter FREESHIP
in the coupon code section

~Stephanie

Happy Fright Night

Ok, one more post with the haunted house from Penny Black.  What do you think of the purple night sky?  I kind of like it!  I colored with copics and added some ribbon and twine and a scary sentiment.  The paper is from Basic Grey.
~Stephanie

Wednesday, September 24

Fright Night

Happy Hump Day everyone!  Today I have a cute little card for you using Eat Cake Graphics Stamps.   Pumpkin Patch Giggles - gotta get a chuckle out of this one.  I colored with copics, and the paper is from My Minds Eye. 
~Stephanie

Happy Halloween

Hi friends, it's time for some mid-week inspiration at From The Heart Stamps, for my card I am using Bewitchin' Birdbrains, I colored with copics and the paper is from DCWV. I just love these guys, I think they are adorable!
~Stephanie

Riley & Co. Sneak Peak Day 4


Ha Ha, I just love this sentiment!  There are some days this totally fits me!  This is one of the new sentiments (there are 49) to be released this Thursday (tomorrow) at Riley & Co.  I am pairing it with TV Riley, I colored with copics and the paper is from DCWV.  Make sure you check out what the other DT members are sneak peaking today, their links are in my sidebar.  See you tomorrow night at 10 pm. eastern for the blog hop.
~Stephanie

Tuesday, September 23

Sneak Peak Day 3

Are you getting excited?  The new release for Riley & Co.  is almost here.  For my card today I am using Franken-Riley along with one of the new Funny Bone Sentiments to be released on Thursday.  I colored with copics and the paper is from DCWV.  Make sure you check out what the other design team members are sneak peaking.  Their links are in my sidebar.  Come back tomorrow, I will have another sneak peak.
Stephanie

Monday, September 22

Tea Bag Holder


It's Monday at Catch The Bug and that means anything but a card day!  Like so many I struggle with this.  I found this cute little gift holder for tea bags.  The image I used it called Tea Time-tea time.  If you do not want to use tea bags you can put little chocolate squares in the pockets.  This little holder is the easiest thing to make, you can find directions HERE.
~Stephanie

Tricks & Treats

Hello friends, It's time for a new challenge at House Mouse & Friends today.  The challenge this week is Fall/Autumn.  I love, love, love these guys all dressed up in their candy corn costumes for Tricks & Treats.  I colored them with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studio.  
~Stephanie

Day 2 of sneak peaks

Today is Day 2 of our sneak peaks at Riley & Co.  we are having a new release this week with 49 new Funny Bone sentiments being released.  Along with one of the new sentiments I am using Hugs Riley, I colored with copics and the paper is from DCWV.
You can check out the sneak peaks from the dt, their links are in my sidebar.
~Stephanie

Sunday, September 21

Sneak Peak Day 1


Let the fun begin!  Today is day one of the sneak peaks for a whole bunch of new Funny Bone sentiments that are going to be released this week.  I am not a coffee drinker but I know a whole bunch of people who would agree with this sentiment.  Riley & Co. will be releasing 49 new Funny Bone Sentiments on the 25 so make sure you stop back to hop along with us- There is a great prize that you won't want to miss!  Check out the other Dt members sneak peaks links to their blogs are in my sidebar.
Stephanie 

Stella Says Sketch 215


It's time for a new Stella Says Sketch brought to you by Catch The Bug.  For my card I am using Party Bag, I colored with copics and the paper is by The Paper Studios.  Play along with us for your chance at 10,7, or 4 images from Bug-A-boo Stamps.
~Stephanie

Saturday, September 20

It's in the Air!

Time for B-I-N-G-O at Catch The Bug.  For my image I am using Brat- Pumpkin wagon Boy, colored with copics and I used paper from DCWV.  My 3 in the row are Use mustard, burgundy or brown, bug image and the sentiment "Happy Fall".  Pick 3 in a row and play along with us for your chance at 10,7 or 4 digi images from Bug A Boo Stamps
~Stephanie

Thursday, September 18

Haunted House

Hello,  I wanted to make something besides a card with this Haunted house by Penny Black so I decided on a calender page.  I colored with copics and the paper is by Scribble Scrabble- just love the bright colors. All supplies can be found at A Scrap-N-Place.
~Stephanie

Wednesday, September 17

Stamp of the Month at From The Heart Stamps

Hey there Birdbrain fans, this is just a reminder that you still have time to play along with the Stamp of The Month Challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  This month's stamp is just adorable it is called Flappy Birthday Birdbrain and if you did not play along last month you can go to the FTH store and grab it and start playing along, if you spend $10 you can get this image for free by entering the code LOOKINGUP.  Everyone who plays along will receive next month's image for free.  I colored with copics, added some clouds to the background (hard to see) and the paper is from Crate Paper.
~Stephanie
Always something creative-children
Animal Friends- Animal 
CMD challenges-copics
Natalie and Amy's challenge- Things with wings
Word ARt Wednesday- AG
Lawnscaping- critters 


Tuesday, September 16

Off The Edge


Morning friends, it's time for a new challenge at Riley&Co., this week Kelly has challenged us to an off the edge card.  For my card I am using Rock Star Riley along with the Funny Bone Sentiment You Rock.  Come on out and play along with us!  Remember you MUST use a Riley & Co. stamp.
~Stephanie

Monday, September 15

Martini Chicks

Howdy folks, time for a new challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  This week our twist is a humorous card or if you want you can do the sketch or you can do both.  I flipped the sketch and I just love this image Martini Chicks and sentiment. I colored with copics and the paper is  from Echo Park.  Play along and you will get a $1 voucher to the FTH store and one lucky person will get a  $5 voucher.
Stephanie
Pile it on- feathers and flowers 
Stamping Sensations- things with wings 
crafting at the weekend- AG
Sweet Stampin- spots and stripes 

 

 

Saturday, September 13

Snail Mail

Do you hate being late?  I sure do!!  Drives me CRAZY!  This weeks challenge theme at Catch-The-Bug is "Late for something".  I decided to use Snails- belated birthday, I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  Play along with us for your chance at 10,7 or 4 digis from Bug-A-Boo Stamps.  You do not need to use Bug images but we sure would love it if you did.
~Stephanie
V's Sweet Ideas-circles and dots

Friday, September 12

Eat Cake Graphics

I have a couple cards for you today using Eat Cake Graphic Stamps. This first one is a sweet little Halloween card. I just love this image called Peter Pumpkin and thinkg the paper goes with it perfectly.
My second card is  using the stamps called optimism, my sister loves dogs so this one is going to her.  I colored both my cards with copics.
~Stephanie

Freebie Friday

It's freebie Friday at Bug-A-Boo Stamps and what a cute image we have for you today.  I made this card for my grandson!  I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  Hope on over to the store to claim your freebie and then get inspired by the Dt at the Catch The Bug Blog.
~Stephanie
My Heart Pieces- digi stamp
Divas by Design- AG 
Word Art Wednesday-AG
 

Thursday, September 11

Party Elephant

I have another Birthday card for you today, this one too is for a boy, seems I never have any on hand for the guys.  I love this image from Hambo Stamps- Party Elephant, I colored with copics and added some shading with pencils.
~Stephanie
Hambo Hoedown-Kids
Sweet Sketch Wednesday- sketch
Cute Card Thursday- too cute
Word Art Wednesday-AG


Haunted House

I am back with another card using this yummy Penny Black Stamp.   I love how quick a card comes together using this stamp, not much coloring to do.  The paper is from Imaginisce- Hallowhimsy.  I added some sheer ribbon at the bottom. All supplies can be found at A Scrap-N-Place.
~Stephanie

Rock Star!


Good morning friends,  I have a cute little boy's card for you this morning.  I just love this  digi image from Hambo Stamps- Bailey Rocks, it is perfect for boy cards.  I colored with copics and the paper is from Echo Park.
~Stephanie
Hambo Hoedown- Kids
Sketch N' Stash- Sketch
Word Art Wednesday- AG 
Crafter's Cafe- Card for Child 
Miriams's Crafting Blog- Kids 
Wonderful Wednesdays- AG



Monday, September 8

House Mouse Monday Challenge

So excited to be guest designer for 2 months at House Mouse & Friends.  The current challenge is paper piecing and if you don't want to do that you can take the anything goes option.  I am doing the anything goes option this time around.  I just love this little cupcake image!  I colored with copics and the paper is by Carta Bella.  I can't wait to see what you do with this challenge.  For all the rules check out the House Mouse & Friends Blog.
~Stephanie

Jellypark- Pets/animals 

Harriet and Hamlet

It's time for a new challenge at From The Heart Stamps, as always it is a sketch with a twist, this weeks twist is something recycled.  You can do the sketch, you can do the twist or you can do both.  This week I am doing just the sketch.  For my card I am using Hamlet and Harriet Pig Wit Christmas Mistletoe.  I colored them with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios, I just love this pad of Christmas paper!  Play along with us- everyone who does will get a $1 voucher to the From The Heart store and one lucky person will get a $5 voucher to the Store.
Stephanie

Sunday, September 7

Stella Says Sketch Challenge 214


So fun, love this image - Frame it-Gertrude-Birthday Boogers!  I made this card for my SIL a few months ago, colored it with copics and the papers are from My Minds Eye.  Play along in our sketch challenge at Catch-The-Bug for your chance at 10, 7 or 4 images from Bug-A-Boo Stamps.
~Stephanie

~Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge-Ag

Saturday, September 6

Celebrate

Well can you believe it is September already?  Fall is upon us!  WHERE THE HECK DID SUMMER GO?  Today starts a new challenge at Catch-The-Bug, it's anything goes this week.  I decided to use Peaches Present for my card, I just love peaches and my daughter is an elephant nut!  I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  Come and play along with us for your chance at 10,7 or 4 digi images from Bug-A-Boo Stamps.
~Stephanie

Friday, September 5

For the Bird{brains} blog hop at From The Heart Stamps




Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “For the Bird{brains}”. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects. As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. Some Design Team members are also giving away the actual project they create for the hop, too. So, you may win an image and a card or project from some of the blogs! And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store! We are offering another really cool prize on the FTHS blog! Have you ever had a great idea for a Birdbrain image? Well, this is your chance! One lucky winner randomly selected from all the comments will be selected to work with Faith to design a Birdbrain image! And, we would like to invite all of you to be a part of our hop this month, with the DT! There is an inlinkz on the bottom of the post here at FTHS and on each individual blog. Use one of the designer’s tutorials and your favorite Birdbrain image to create a project to play along. We can’t wait to see what you create! If you are interested in guest designing for FTHS over the next few months, simply add GDT to your entry. We are looking for six people to guest design for two month rotations over the next 6 months. Hope you will print off your favorite Birdbrain and play along! If you have arrived from Michelle's blog, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.  For my tutorial I am going to make a Joy-fold card.


The supplies you need are: Base cardstock mine measures 5" x 9 and 3/4", scored at 3 and 5/8".  Top piece mine measures 3 and 3/4" x 9" scored at 4 and 1/2 inches.  Also your layers, and something to stop your card from opening.

First take you base pieces and assemble them. 
Next layer you smaller pieces.
Next layer your inside sentiment.

Now adhere the back of your small layer to the bottom of your base.
Next line up where you want your catch, for mine I am keeping it simple and using just a turn mount. 
Your finished card should look something like this, I wanted to keep it simple so this could be given to a man or woman.  For my card I used  Martini Chicks colored with copics and the paper is from my minds eye.  Don't forget to leave some love if you would like the chance to win an image from the FTHS store  and I will even send one of you the card too!
Now head over to the From The Heart Stamps Blog and leave some love there too!
Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday September 14th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday September 17th.
~Stephanie