Coming Your Way

Sept 21st SSSA new Stella Says Sketch Challenge at Catch the Bug is coming your way today.  Here’s the sketch:


Image: Peaches Car – Bugaboo Stamps
Papers: Slice of Life – Nitwit Collections
Dies: Oval, Circle and Scalloped Curved Border – Spellbinders
Embellishments” Ribbon and Gems

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope I’ve inspired you to join in and share your creativity for our Stella Says Sketch Challenge!  Dee

That Craft Place – Sentimental
My Sheri Crafts – Birthday
Pumpkin Spice – Elephants opt Grey and Pink
Sweet Pea – All Creatures Great and Small
Little Miss Muffet – Anything Goes opt Use a Bugaboo image
Inky Chicks – Anything Goes
Just Inspirational – Bows

It’s your day…

It’s your Birthday!

Naughty PuppySketch Challenge - SPDSS06I had fun using a couple of different challenges to make today’s card.  I got my inspiration from The Shabby Tearoom and this photo inspiration.  Along with the photo; the challenge is to use the colors pink and green, add some polka dots and make a birthday themed card or project.  I then decided to use the sketch from Sugar Pea Designs.  It’s like the two were meant for each other!

Papers: Pink Petticoat
Image: Naughty Puppy – Wee Stamps
Dies: Flowers and Buttons – PaperTrey Ink, Notched Flag – Lil’ Inker Designs

I added some glossy accents to the flowers for some added depth and dimension – fun, fun card to make.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and I hope you’ll stop back soon!  Dee

Totally Gorjuss – Pink and Green
Natalie and Amy – Four-Legged Friends
Stampin for the Weekend – Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Stripes
QKR Stampede – Include a Dog or Cat

Birdday Glow

BirdIt’s Anything Goes at Catch the Bug!  Can’t wait to see your fabulous creations!

Image: Flower Bird – Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment: Birthday Candle Birdbrain – From the Heart Stamps
Papers: Fincy’s Garden – Nitwit Collections
Die: Medium Scallop Border – Memory Box
Embellishment: Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by! Dee

Open-Minded Crafting Fun – Things with Wings
A Creative Romance – Happy Birthday
Crafty Girls – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes
Craft-room Challenge – Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
Love to Create – Happy Birthday
Scrap it Girl – Things with Wings

It’s Your Birdday…

BirddayA fun new I {heart} Sketches for you this week at From the Heart Stamps.  I found this super fun paper that totally fit this weeks sketch – I added the twist too as this card can easily be given to any child from 1 – 80 🙂

Image: Birdie and Balloon – From the Heart Stamps
Papers: On the Town – Sassy Designs Digi Papers
Die: Mini Scallop – Memory Box
Embellishment: Ribbon – PaperTrey Ink
Style: Clean and Simple
Sketch: I {heart} Sketch 069

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Go Hog Wild

Hog WildLet me start off by sharing my exciting news – as you may know I’ve been a guest designer for Bugaboo stamps the past two months, well…………….I’ve been asked to join the Bugaboo Design Team!!!!  I am super excited to be part of the Bugaboo team.  It’s a dream come true to be part of this team.  My very first digi I ever purchased was a Bugaboo image and let me say, I was hooked after that.  I LOVE my digis!

Did you know March 1st was National Pig Day???  Well it was and to me it was only fitting my first card as part of the Bugaboo DT was to show a little bit of myself.  I grew up on a farm where my dad did a little bit of everything – he grew wheat, oats and barley.  We had dairy and beef cattle along with lots and lots of pigs.  The hogs got so big my brothers would ride them – I have no idea how much they weighed but they were huge!

Image: Pig Cupcakes – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Candles and Cake – Nitwit Collections
Die: Doily – Paper Trey Ink
Sketch: Deconstructed Sketch No 135 (it’s past sketch I wanted to give a try)

I want to give a big thank you to Jodie and the entire Bugaboo Team for their warm welcome.  I hope you will enjoy my fun adventure with Bugaboo as I share my creations with you each week.  Thanks so much for the visit and I hope you’ll stop back often!  Dee

Crafty Creations – Birthdays
City Crafter Challenge Blog – Smile
Fan-Tastic Tuesday – Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy – Use a Sketch
Melonheadz Friends – Bright Colors
Hobby Cutz – Celebrate
Pile it On – Bold & Bright
Totally Gorjuss – Happy Birthday
The Corrosive Challenge – Animals

Pig Out

Meet Hamlet, one of From the Heart Stamps newest characters – don’t you just love him???

Pig Out

I grew up on a farm where my dad raised pigs, we had hundreds of these little guys running around at times.  I added the cupcakes at the bottom to the digi paper before I printed it, it’s almost like they were meant to be part of the digi paper making for a clean and simple style card.!

Image and Sentiment: Hamlet Pig Wit Pig Out – From the Heart Stamps
Papers: Eggs-ta Special – Nitwit Collections
Die: Oval and Scalloped Oval – Spellbinders
Embellishment: Velvet Ribbon
Sketch: I {heart} Sketch 053


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Desert Island – Birthday, Cake, Ribbon, 3 Patterned Papers
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper – Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks – Cute Animal
Loves Rubberstamps – Anything  Goes
Addicted to Stamps – Anything Goes
I Did it Creations – Animals or Birds
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations – Anything Goes

Plum Pudding

Mums the Word

As part of PaperTrey Ink’s 7th Birthday celebration, they are having a birthday challenge at Capture the Moment today.  All of the products I used for my card, ribbon, ink, cardstock, patterned are from PTI’s Plum Pudding Line.  I also used three different dies along with the stamp set Mums the Word. Lastly, they are asking that we take a photo of ourselves holding our card – my first selfie!  I should have been thinking of my background as you can see my messy ribbons everywhere!

My color inspiration came from this week’s color challenge at Colour Me….!  I don’t have Wisteria but I think Plum Pudding is a pretty close match.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Divas by Designs – Die Cuts
Crafty Ribbons – Anything Goes with a Ribbon
Craftyhands – Shades of the Same Color
Craft-Dee BowZ – Anything Goes with a Bow

Birthday Candle Birdbrain

February SOTMThe Stamp of the Month Progressive Challenge is so much fun!  If you’ve never played along before, just head to the FTHS store and pick up this awesome image – if you’re like me and enjoy have sentiments to choose from, this is a must have!  Faith has included 16 bonus sentiments – and they are all included in the price of the image, talk about a bargain!!!

EVERYONE that plays wins!!

  1. Make a project using this image (additional images are okay) and enter it by using InLinkz below. Please link to the specific blog post or gallery photo (link the permalink).
  2. Remember: Your blog post or gallery description must link back to From The Heart Stamps or this blog. (see rules)
  3. DEADLINE is Friday, February 28th, at 11:59pm CST.
Image: Birthday Candle Birdbrain – From the Heart Stamps
Paper: Winter Blue – The Paper Studio
Die: Medium Scallop Border – Memory Box
Punch: Corner Round – EK Success
Embellishment: Enamel Dots, Stickles

I hope I’ve inspired you to give this stamp a try – it is super easy to color and so much fun to choose just the right sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Crafty Girls – Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches – Anything Goes
The Rubber Buggy – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack – Celebrate
Paper Creator’s Crafts – Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes
Love to Create – Birthday
Crafty Creations – For the Birds

May the Fours be with You

No it’s not a typo – we want to see “4” of something on your project!

Cupcake TowerToday wraps up the week long birthday celebration at Catch the Bug – can you believe it??? Bugaboo stamps is 4 years old!  One of the things I’ve appreciated about Bugaboo stamps through the past 4 years is Jodi’s generosity and providing to all of us a new, free digi each week.  If you’ve been lucky enough to have followed Bugaboo stamps for the past 4 years, you’ve amassed quite the collection of stamps just by saving all of the freebies!  Today the freebie is the cupcake tower – I used the image twice, flipping it once to balance the “4”candles in the center.

Stamp: Cupcake Tower – Bugaboo Stamps
Papers: A Fresh Start- Design House Digital (unfortunately, I don’t think this digi paper is available any longer)
Dies: Candles – PaperTrey Ink, Scalloped Stitched Lace Border – Doohickey
Embellishment: Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by! – Dee

I {heart} Sketch 050

cupcakeI can’t believe we are up to sketch #50 at I {heart} Sketches!  I think I’ve played along with every one but one – maybe two.  Gotta love a good sketch and these are the best!

Charm Sketch: I {heart} Sketch 050
Image: Sweet Love Cupcake – From the Heart Stamps
Paper: Party Animal – Nitwit Collections
Die: Medium Scallop Border – Memory Box
Embellishments: Ribbon – PaperTrey Ink, Gems, Baker’s Twine, Charm

This week’s shape is an A2 card, but feel free to adapt it to any shape or size.  Remember, have fun with it–flip it, turn it, embellish as you wish.  Use any stamp and supplies from any company.

Thanks for stopping by!  Dee

Artistic Inspirations – Anything Goes with Ribbon
Eureka – Use 3 Favorite Embellishments (Ribbon, Twine and Gems)
Nutcrafters – Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge – “D”azzle, Use lots of Bling &/or Sparkle
The Crafter’s Cafe – Bling it On
The House That Stamps Built – Sweet Treats
Little Miss Muffet – What a Fuss (Fussy-Cutting)