Saturday, August 30

Fried Chicken

Well, it's upon us, the end of summer.  Can you believe we are moving on into September and Fall already?  Our challenge this week at Catch-The-Bug is a Theme- Summers End ( use bling, the color teal and a die or punch).  I am using this awesome image that just cracks me up called Fried Chicken, This is how I choose to end summer, one last trip to the beach.  I colored with copics and the paper is from My Minds Eye. Play along with us for your chance at 4, 7 or even 10 images from Bug-A-Boo Stamps.
Stephanie  
Word Art Wednesday- AG 
Simon Says Stamps- AG
Moving along with the times- stitching 
The Pink Elephant-AG
Cute Card Thursday-AG
C.R.A.F.Thttp://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/- Animal or Pet

Thursday, August 28

Bird Lover

Happy Thursday everyone, you have almost made it through another week.  Today I have a card for you using stamps from Prickley Pear Stamps.  It is my last card as guest designer *sigh.   I have loved using their stamps and dies.  I am a bird lover so when I saw this stamp I had to have it.  This stamp is called Black Capped Chickadees, I made them into Finches by coloring them yellow.  I distressed the edges and added to paper from My Minds Eye, I love the music notes behind them.  
~Stephanie
Simon Says- AG 
 Stampavie and More-CAS
Wonderful Wednesdays-AG 
Word Art Wednesday-AG
A Random Fan Challenge-AG 
Clear it Out- Favorite Color Combo (twine-stash item)
Tuesday Throwdown-AG
Crafting from the Heart-AG



 

Monday, August 25

Sick Bird

Happy Monday friends, my little bird does not look happy does he?  It's time for a new challenge at From The Heart Stamps, You can do the sketch, do the twist or do both.  For this weeks card I am just using the twist which is "flower power".  I am using Sick Bird, I colored with copics and paired him with paper from My Minds Eyes. Play along with us- each player will get a $1 voucher to the FTHS store and one lucky person will win a $5 voucher to the store.
Stephanie
A Gem of a challenge-stitching
Allsorts- bright and sunny colors 
Crazy for challenges- animals 
Inkspirational- Red, Orange, Yellow
 


 

Friday, August 22

Summer Day

Using one of my favorite Hedgies from Penny Black Stamps, I colored with pencils and used paper from DCWV.
~Stephanie
Penny Black Saturday-floral fantasy 
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes 
Simon Says Monday-AG
Fussy&Fancy- Pets or favorite animal
Left of Center- stitching 
Sister Act Card Challenge-AG

 

Fall Blessings

A quickie this morning using this cute Whipper Snapper Stamp.  I colored with copics and added some highlights with pencils.  The paper is from The Paper Studio.
~Stephanie
Sketch Saturday-sketch

Freebie Friday

T.G.I.F.  - you made it through another week!  It's Freebie Friday at Bug-A-Boo Stamps and we have this sweet little image for you perfect for a baby card.  Head on over to the store and grab it before it's gone.  You can all get some inspiration from the DT over at the Catch-The-Bug Blog.
~Stephanie
Simon Says Monday-AG

Thursday, August 21

HA HA

Here is a quick card I made for this weeks Hambo Hoedown using this cute digi called "laughing".  I colored with copics and the paper is from My Minds Eye.  Love this image, it makes for a quick card.  I almost forgot to tell you the theme this month is HUMOR!
~Stephanie
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Simon Says Monday- AG

Masculine Note Card

Howdy, I am back with another card using stamps from Prickley Pear Stamps.  This stamp is called Gone Fishing, I loved this paper from My Minds Eye so I went for the Monochromatic look.  The sentiment is from the clear stamp set called Butterflies.
~Stephanie
A Song in Your Heart-Best friend
Crafter's Cafe- square
Crafting for all season- Monochrome
Sisterhood of crafters- fav color  mine is green 
Wonderful Wednesday-AG
Wordart Wednesday-AG
Simon Says Monday-AG


 

Wednesday, August 20

Owl and Pumpkins

Hello friends, it's time for some mid-week inspiration brought to you by From The Heart Stamps.  For my card I am using Owl and Pumpkins, I colored with copics, did some sponging around the edges and added it to some paper by Recollections.  You still have some time to play along in our current sketch so why not hop on over and play along.
~Stephanie

Clear it Out Challenge- AG  (using up paper) 
Fan-tasit Tuesday- AG
Sweet Stamps- AG 
Tuesday Throwdown- Furry Friend
Love to Scrap-AG 
Simon Says Stamp Monday- AG

 
 

Tuesday, August 19

Single Layer

It's time for a new challenge over at Riley & Co.  this week Vera is challenging us to make a single layer card and I must raise my hand and say that I always struggle with this challenge.... I am so not good at one layer cards.  I actually like how this one turned out!  For this card I am using funny bone You can never have too much happy, and Smiley balloon.  I colored with copics and pencils.  Come and play with us- Remember you must use a Riley & Co. stamp for your project.
Stephanie

Monday, August 18

No Coloring

I saw this challenge over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge for no coloring of the image and just had to try this!  I needed a birthday card and thought this image would look great done in a black and white theme which turned out to be a black, white & silver themed card, what do you think?
~Stephanie

Great Impressions-Birthday
Penny Black & More- AG 
 

Smile

Oh such a sweet little image from Eat Cake Graphics!  I love that little girls cheeks!  This image is called Hadley and kitty give buddy a big hug.  I colored it with copics and the paper is from My Minds Eye (I think).  
Stephanie
Penny Black and More- AG
Stamping Sensations-AG 
A Gem of a Challenge- stitching 
Less is more- animals
Pumpkin Spice- Children 
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge-AG
Animal Friends Challenge-Summer 
Cards Galore Encore-AG
Simon Says- Summer



 

Friday, August 15

Hoot!

On a roll today, here is another new stamps from Whipper Snapper.  I colored with copics and the paper is from Recollections.
Stephanie
Papertake Weekly- Spots and Dots

Big Birthday Wishes!

Playing with another new stamp by Whipper Snapper, love this guy!  I colored with Copics and added some highlights with pencil.  The paper is from Pebbles.
Stephanie
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Brown Sugar-AG
Sister Act- AG
Wags & Whiskers- Birthdays
Papertake Weekly- Spots & Dots
Mod Squad Challenge- Masculine BD

Thursday, August 14

Just a Note

Happy Thursday friends, I am back with another card for Prickley Pear Stamps.  This week I am using the clear stamp set called Butterflies I also used the matching butterfly die.  This yummy paper is from My Minds Eye.  You can see more wonderful work by the design team over at the Prickley Pear Blog.
~Stephanie
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge-AG 
Wonderful Wednesday-AG 
Eureka Stamps-AG


 

Wednesday, August 13

Under the Weather?

Was so excited to get new stamps in the mail today from WS.  I paired them with some of my old stash of paper from My Minds Eye.    Always good to have get well cards on hand.  
~Stephanie
Sketch n' Stash- sketch
Word Art Wednesday- AG

Monday, August 11

If The Broom Fits....

I'm back with another card for you today- this time it's a Halloween card with stamps from Eat Cake Graphics.  This is Griselda on her broom- I know lots of people I could send this card too!  The sentiment is called Broom Fits.  I colored with pencils and oms and the paper is from MME.
~Stephanie

Rainy Day Friends

Happy Monday friends-is that even possible?  It is a Rainy day here in SC.  We have a new Sketch with a twist for you today at From The Heart Stamps.  The twist is to use ribbon or twine, you can do the sketch, use the twist or both.  This week I did both.  I used Rainy Day Birdbrains, colored with copics and the paper is from My Minds Eye.  Come and play along with us, everyone who plays will receive a $1 voucher to the From The Heart Shop and one lucky winner will receive a $5 voucher to the shop.
~Stephanie
Inspirational Challenges- use markers or pencils 
Little Claires- Summertime 
Time 4 Scrap- AG
A Little bit Crafty- Sew What
Animal Friends- Summer 
The Sisters of Craft- AG
Sister Act Card Challenge-AG
Crafting for All Seasons-Animals
Word Art Wednesday-AG
 


 

Thursday, August 7

Bicycle Built For Two

Good morning friends, I have exciting news to share today!  I have been asked to be Guest Designer for August at Prickley Pear Stamps.  When I saw this stamp called Bicycle For Two I fell in love and just had to have it!   This stamp took me back to my childhood when I had and electric organ and Bicycle Built for Two was one of the first songs I learned how to play.  

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true
I’m half crazy over the love of you
It won’t be a stylish marriage
I can’t afford a carriage
But you’ll look sweet
Upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two

I wanted to make a romantic shabby chic' kind of a card.  I stamped the image with memento brown ink and the design paper is from My Minds Eye.  For some great inspiration check out the Prickley Pear Blog
~Stephanie
Sketch Saturday- sketch
Word Art Wednesday- AG 
Crafting by Design- Vintage Shabby Chic 
Papertake Weekly- AG
Handmade Harbour Challenge- Summer Fun 
Wonderful Wednesday- AG



 
 

Wednesday, August 6

The Years Really Stack Up!

It's time for some mid-week inspiration at From The Heart Stamps, I am using one of the newer images called Birthday Burger Birdbrain- try saying that 3 times !  I colored with copics and the paper is from Echo Park.  Our weekly sketch is going on and you still have time to play along in that challenge as well as our Stamp of the Month Challenge. 
Stephanie
 2cute2ink- animals
Love to create- AG 
My Craft Spot- Summer Colors 
Crafting When We Can- Bright Colors
Great Impressions- Birthday BAsh 
HobbyCutz- Buttons Galore
Corrosive Challenge- Birthday 
Word Art Wednesday- AG

 

Tuesday, August 5

Outdoor Fun

Morning friends, it's time for a new challenge at Riley & Co.  this time around Kendra has challenged us to use the theme "outdoor sports".   For my card I am using fishing riley, I colored with copics and addd a little highlights with prismacolor pencils.  I added some distressing to the edges.  My paper is from The Paper Studios.  Remember to play in our challenges you MUST use a Riley & Co. image.
Stephanie

Sunday, August 3

Stella Says Sketch

It's time for a new Stella Says Sketch Challenge brought to you by Catch-The-Bug.  This week I am using Calling Bird, colored with copics and the paper is from DCWV. Play along with us for your chance at 10,7or 4 digis from Bug-A-Boo Stamps.  
~Stephanie

Saturday, August 2

It's a Surprise Baby Blog Hop!

Yes, that's right we are having a surprise baby blog hop for one of our assistant design team coordinators Min.  Min does so much work behind the scenes here at Catch The Bug that we wanted to surprise her - Min is getting ready to have a sweet little bundle of joy and we just wanted to love on her a little bit!  I am supposed to give her a word of advice hmmm, what should I say?  Min, just enjoy every phase of  babyhood, time flies so fast.  Don't sweat the small stuff and remember babies are not as fragile as you think they are!   For my card I am using Baby Girl Stroller, I colored with copics and the paper is from Darice.  If you came here from Sandye's blog you are on the right track if not go back and start at the beginning.  Make sure you leave love along the way and at the end there is a guessing game for you to take part in.  The next stop is Yovonne's blog.
We love you Min and can not wait to see this precious baby!
~Stephanie

Friday, August 1

You Mean the World To Me!

I love this sweet little stamp from Eat Cake Graphics.  It is called To the World (scene).  I colored with copics, distressed the edges and the paper is from My Minds Eye.
Stephanie
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Aud Sentiments- Thinking of you
The Pink Elephant- AG

Summer and Sunshine Blog Hop



Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “Summer and Sunshine”. 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. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!
 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 card I decided to use Tropical Chick,  I colored with copic markers and the paper is from The Paper Studios I added some distress ink to the edges.  I tried to make it look like a post card, how did I do?
I am so ready for a beach vacation!!  I am the last stop on the hop, I hope you have enjoyed the journey.  Make sure you head back to From The Heart Stamps and comment on the post there.  We also have a new face book group with fun things starting there today make sure you head on over there and check us out.  Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday August 4th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday August 6th.
~Stephanie 
4 crafty chicks-AG 
Word Art Wednesday-AG

Monday, July 28

Extra Warm Wishes

It's been awhile but we are back with a new challenge at From The Heart Stamps.   The twist this week is Buttons, I decided not to use them but did the sketch.  I love this new image called Birdbrain Winter Scarf, I think he is a riot!  I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studio.  Everyone who plays along with get a $1 voucher to use at the FTH storeRemember, YOU MUST US A FROM THE HEART IMAGE ON YOUR PROJECT.
~Stephanie
Hambo Hoedown- Christmas
Word Art Wednesday- AG
613 Avenue Create- AG 
Christmas Card Challenge- AG
Scrappy Hands- Punch 
Storyteller- Christmas in July
Hiding in my Craftroom- Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts- Christmas in July





Hoppy Birthday

I fell in love with this little frog from Eat Cake Graphics called Go froggie Go and wanted to show that you can do a lot with a little stamps.  I colored him with copics and the paper is from the Paper Studios.
~Stephanie

Saturday, July 26

Bacon in the Sun!

Time for a new challenge at Catch-The-Bug, this week it is a photo inspiration challenge.  Use the photo above and make a card.  I am using Bacon in the Sun, this image just cracks me up.  I colored with copics and the paper is from My Minds Eye.  Play along with us for your chance at 10, 7 or 4 digi images from Bug-A-Boo Stamps. For these challenges.
Stephanie 
Word Art Wednesday-AG 
Crafty Catz-AG 
sister act card challenge- AG
crafty little fairies- Summer Fun 
Crafters Cafe- AG 
Fab 'n Funky- Animals
Ruby's Rainbow- Beach