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

 
 






                                                         

                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                      

Thursday, July 24

Caution

LOL, I love this stamp from Eat Cake Graphics called Hank (the dog) on his hoover. Too funny!  I colored with copics , paper pieced the vacuum and did some sponging(a lot of it) on the background. 
Paper is from DCWV.
~Stephanie

Tuesday, July 22

Daisy Tag

It's New Release Day At Bug-A-Boo Stamps, I am loving this Tag, I colored with copics and added a little distressing.  The paper is from Authentique.  Head on over to the Bug-A-Boo Store to see the other New Releases and to the Catch-The-Bug blog to see what the DT did with this image.
~Stephanie

Word Art Wednesday- AG
2 cute Ink Challenge-AG
Crafting from the Heart- Ag 

Merry Moosemas!

It's time for a new Challenge at Riley & Co. and this time around Jackie has challenged us to make a Christmas in July card. I am using Merry Christmoose, colored with copics and I love this paper from The Paper Studios.  Play along and remember to use Riley & Co. Stamps.
~Stephanie
Craft Your Passion- Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations- Christmas in July
Timbro Scrap Mania- Christmas in July

Saturday, July 19

Fun in the Sun

Morning peeps- Happy Saturday!  Come an play bingo with us this week at Catch The Bug.  For my card I am using one of the newer images called Bugaboo Brat Bugs, I colored with copics and the paper is from My Minds Eye.  Play along with us for the chance at 10,7, or 4 Bug-A-Boo Images. Remember there is still time to get all the Bug images you want at 50% off!
~Stephanie
CAS-ual Fridays- Summer Lovin'
Fussy and Fancy- All About Girls 
Sister Act- AG
Wags 'n Whiskers-AG
4 Crafty Chicks- Great Outdoors
4 crafty girlz- Ag 
Cute Card Thursday- Fun in the Sun

 

Wednesday, July 16

Christmas in July Day 5 at Catch The Bug

So how's it going?  Have you been playing along in the wonderful challenges this week at Catch-The-Bug's  Christmas in July celebration?  You still have time to catch up on the hop and challenges and get in on all the fabulous prizes being given away!  Today we want you to play bingo and make it funny!  I used Stella- Santa Died, colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studio.  My 3 in a row are Bug Image, Players choice, and Bow my choice being nesties.  The inside of my card reads... Apparently you told Santa you have been good all year and he died laughing. We can't wait to see what you do for this challenge.  Remember.... ALL BUG-A-BOO STAMPS ARE ON SALE 50% OFF ALL MONTH!
~Stephanie
A Girl who crafts-ag
Card and Scrap- bright colors
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Non traditional colors 
Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge- Anything Christmas 
Crazy Hazelnut's- Patterned paper 
Digi Galore- Ag
Just For Fun- AG 
Inky Chicks- Christmas in July






Tuesday, July 15

Catch The Bug Christmas in July Celebration Day 4


Today is day 4 of Our Christmas in July Celebration at Catch-The- Bug.  Today we have a recipe challenge for you- kraft, embossing (dry or wet) and Snowflakes.  The design team are all using today's new release Mouse Ornaments, I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  Play along with us for a chance at some really great prizes this week- you can read about them HERE.  There is still time for you to do the blog hop- some great prizes there too.  Remember, ALL BUG-A-BOO STAMPS ARE 50% OFF FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF JULY!!
~Stephanie
Crafting from the heart- AG
Crafty Boots- Christmas in July
Cutie Pie- Cute Digi 
My Craft Creations- AG 
Whoopsi Daisy- Christmas in July
Great Impressions- Animal Friends 
Quirky Crafts- Dies- Punches



Sunday, July 13

Christmas In July Day 2- sketch challenge

Did you enjoy the Christmas in July at Catch The Bug  hop yesterday?  So many wonderful creations!  Today we have a sketch challenge for you.  Today I am using Christmas Brat Boy- Stocking, I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  Sentiment is a stamp from Papertrey Ink.  Lots of great prizes up for grabs this week you can see the details hereRemember all Bug-A-Boo Stamps are 50% off the whole month of July!
~Stephanie
Word Art Wednesday- Ag
Crafting at the Weekend- AG 
Digi Galore- AG
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers- Brads
Sweet STampin' Challenge- Christmas in July 
Time 4 Scrap- AG
 Fairytale- Something with/for a child
Graph It- Christmas Colors
Simply Create Too- Christmas in July

 


 
 

Saturday, July 12

Christmas in July Fun at Catch-The-Bug (Blog Hop)

Welcome to day one of our Christmas In July Celebration here at Catch-The-Bug.  There are lots of fun challenges going on all week so make sure you check in each day to see what is up.  Today we are starting with a Blog Hop-  If you came here via Sandye's blog than you are on the right track-if not, head back to the beginning and start again.  Leave some love along the way and you will have the chance of winning the image that DT member used on their card. Each DT member will pick one commenter from their blog to win the image they used.  For my card I am using Stocking Santa- HoHoHo.  I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  Our challenge for today is to "Show us your Santa", make a card with a santa on it!  Prizes? Yes, of course there are prizes!
Grand Prize - Participates in Hop & all Challenges
Free Bugaboo Christmas Set
4 month Guest Designer Term

2nd Place - Participates in Hop & all Challenges
Free Bugaboo Christmas Set
3 month Guest Designer Term

3rd Place - Participates in Hop & all Challenges
Free Bugaboo Christmas Set
2 month Guest Designer Term

Daily Challenge Winner - Freebie New Christmas Image



The next stop along the way is at Yovonne's blog.



Every stamp in the store is 50% off how is that for a Christmas Sale!  Jodie is so generous!

 ~Stephanie
Completely Christmas- AG
Graph'it colour challenge- Christmas Colors 
Jingle Belles- something from stash at least a year old (image) 
Wags 'n Whiskers- AG 
4 Crafty Chicks- Inspired by a song (Santa Clause is coming to town)


 

Wednesday, July 9

Sending a Smile your Way!

Happy Hump Day Everyone, I hope you are having a great week.  I have a sweet little card for you today using Abundance from Eat Cake Graphics, I LOVE  this sweet little scene stamp.  I colored with copics and the paper is from My Minds Eye.  
~Stephanie

Word Art Wednesday- AG
Crafty Sentiments- AG 
Through The Craft Room Door- Ag
Try it on Tuesday- Colors of Summer
A Girl Who Crafts- AG 
Animal Friends Challenge- Dog and or Cat
Natalie and Amy- Summertime
The Sisters Craft- AG
 
 
 




 

Tuesday, July 8

Let's get this party started!

Here is a cute little party card I made using Eat Cake Graphics stamps. I just love how these dogs are ready to party!  I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  I popped the balloons up on foam tape.  Stamps I used are...
 3004-F Darby
3019-E Elsa (St. bernard)
9003-B Party hat with stripes
9011-B Round balloon
9013-C Wobbly balloon


~Stephanie

Celebrate Summer

What's more fun in the summer than a pick up game of basketball? This weeks challenge at Riley & Co. is brought to you by Sandye- Celebrate Summer.  I am using Basketball Riley colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studio.  
~Stephanie

Monday, July 7

Hello Monday!


It's time for a new sketch with a twist at From The Heart Stamps. This week we want to see PAINT- Acrylic or Watercolor.  I have chosen to just do the sketch.  I am using Birdbrain needs coffee one of the newest additions to the Birdbrain family.  I colored with copics and the paper is from My Minds Eye.  Play along with us - everyone who plays along will receive a $1 voucher to the FTH Store.  Remember, you MUST use a FTH image.
~Stephanie

Great Impressions- Animal Friends
A Gem of a Challenge- Any Animal 
Digi's Galore- AG

For The Brave

A quick post for you this morning.  Here is a  card I made for the 4th of July, I love this sweet image from Eat Cake Graphics called For the Brave!  I colored with copics and the paper is from The paper Studios.
~Stephanie
Word Art Wednesday-AG
Red Carpet Studio-Partiotic
Hiding in my craftroom- summer 
Pumpkin Spice-Red,White, Blue
The Doodle Garden- Patriotic 
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards- Summer

 


Saturday, July 5

Anything Goes at Catch-The-Bug

Hello friends, it's that favorite time of the month!  Anything goes week at Catch-The-Bug.  For my card today I am using the pacifier from Mini Set- Baby Bits.  I colored with copics and the paper is from Darice.  I love this image- our neighbors had twins back in March and I gave this to them.  (yes, I work that far ahead)!  Play along with us for a chance to win 10, 7 or 4 images.
~Stephanie

Friday, July 4

Christmas in July Blog Hop at From The Heart Stamps

Welcome to our From The Heart Stamps blog hop. Our theme this month is “Christmas in July”. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects. If you came here via Michelle's blog you are on the right track, if not head back to the beginning and start over- you do not want to miss a stop along the way!

For my card I decided to use Holly Jolly Christmas, I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios. 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 for yourself and an image of choice for a friend. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!  I am the last stop on the hop, make sure you head back to the FTH blog and leave a comment!  Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday July 7th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday July 9th.


~Stephanie 
Craft Your Passion- Ribbon 
Love to Create- 3 or more design papers

Wednesday, July 2

Humor me Wednesday at Catch The Bug...

It's Humor me Wednesday today at Catch The Bug.... Did you know that yesterday was National creative flavor Ice Cream Day??  In honor of the day I  made a card using Knobby Knees- Ice cream scoop, I colored with copics and the paper is from Echo Park. If you could make your own flavor of Ice Cream what would it be??  Mine would be something with peanut butter.
~Stephanie

Tuesday, July 1

New Release at Bug-A-Boo Stamps

Hi friends, it's new release day at Bug-A-Boo Stamps... Just look at this adorable little Umbrella Mouse!  I love it.  I colored with copics and the paper is from Echo Park (I think).  The inside reads " Remember to play in the puddles".   Check out what the other design team members did her at the Catch The Bug Blog.
Stephanie
Crafting from the Heart- AG
The Pink Elephant-AG 
Word Art Wednesday-AG 
Come and Get it- Animals



Monday, June 30

Cupcake Lineup- From The Heart Stamps Challenge 73

Morning friends, I am back with a new challenge brought to you by From The Heart Stamps. The twist on our sketch this week is NO designer papers and as you can see by my project I am using the sketch only.  For my card I am using Cupcake Lineup, I colored with copics, did some paper piecing and the paper is from My Minds Eye!  Play along with us using the sketch, the twist or both.  One lucky winner will win a $5 voucher to the FTH store.
~Stephanie

Sister Act- AG
Crafting At The Weekend- AG
time4Scrap- AG 
4 krafty Girlz-AG 
Simon Says- AG


 

 
 

Thursday, June 26

Joy & Wonder

Can't believe it but this is my last post for Christmas in June.  Did you get some awesome ideas for your Christmas cards? I know I did.  This is another card using the ornament die from Impression Obsession.  I also used the swirls and dots embossing folder from Hero Arts.  I absolutely love this yummy ribbon too.  I added some boughs and holly berries(bling) to the ornament. All supplies can be found at A Scrap-N-Place.
Stephanie

Wednesday, June 25

Birthdays and Golf

Howdy, back with another creation.  This one is brought to you by Bug-A-Boo Stamps.  This image is called Guy Golfing, I colored him up with copics and gave him some awesome plaid pants.  The paper is from My Minds Eye. The inside reads.... When the score gets too high we quit counting!
~Stephanie
Cardz 4 Guys- sport
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Deep Ocean Challenge blog- favorite color combo (brown/yellow)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge- Summer 



Age Improves with Wine!

Hello folks, I have some mid-week inspiration for you using this awesome
Birdbrain Wine image which you can find at From The Heart Stamps I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  I absolutely love, love, love this image and I don't even drink wine. For more mid-week inspiration to get your mojo flowing head on over to the From The Heart Stamps blog and see what the other DT members have for you. Faith has added some new Birdbrain images to the store this week which you will want for your collection so make sure you take a peek at them.
~Stephanie
Word Art Wednesday-AG
Digi Choosday Challenge- Anything but square 
Fan-tastic Tuesday- AG 
Through The Craft Room Door- AG
Craft Your Passion- Bold and Beautiful 
My Craft Creations- AG



 

Tuesday, June 24

Just a little note to lift your spirits

Here comes summer! That is the current challenge going on over at Hambo Hoedown.  This is one of the images I picked with my winnings last month, it is called Dino See-Saw, I colored with copics and the paper is from DCWV.
~Stephanie
A Random Fan Challenge- Summer Fun
Through the Craft Room Door- AG
Craft Your Passion- Bold Colors 
Crafting From The Heart- AG 
word Art Wednesday- AG



Food and Drink at Riley & Co.

Hi folks, it's time for a new challenge at Riley & Co.  This week Joy is challenging us to make a card with the theme of  food & drink.  I am using Coffee Riley, colored with copics and the paper is from My Minds Eye.  I can't wait to see what you make.
~Stephanie