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 

Thursday, September 4

Haunted House

Here is a spooky little Halloween card I made for A Scrap-N-Place.  I love this Penny Black Stamp, I colored with copics and the paper is by Teresa Collins and the embossing folder I used is called Trendy Lines 2 bye Elizabeth craft designs.
Stephanie

Tuesday, September 2

Hello

Hi friends, it's new release Tuesday at Bug-A-Boo Stamps, and today we have this cute little flower image for you!  I colored mine with copics and the paper is from Recollections.  Check out what the DT did with this image over at the Catch-The-Bug Blog.
Stephanie
Digi Make Over Challenge-  AG
My Craft Creations- AG 
 

Sketch Challenge at Riley & Co.

Hello friends, it's time for another challenge at Riley and Co. and this week Heather has challenged us to a sketch.  I had so much fun playing with this sketch!  For my card I am using Riley and Percy snow dancing, I colored with copics and the paper is from The Paper Studios.  Come play along with us! Remember you must a Riley and Co. image.
~Stephanie
 2 cute ink- ag
Crafting from the heart- AG 
Christmas Card Challenge-Ag 
 

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