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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cup of The Irish

Hi all! Are you feeling lucky?! I hope so, because today is ABC Monday at Catch The Bug! It's time to show you "Anything But A Card!" Today, for your ABC Monday, I've chosen this cute altered St. Patrick's Day drink cup.  Adorable, isn't it? Want more ABC inspiration?  Check out Catch The Bug for more fun ABC ideas!

For my altered drink cup, today, I used the image, Edward Elephant - St. Patrick's Day, from Bugaboo Stamps. I found this cute alterable drink cup at The Dollar Tree.  Such a bargain.  All papers are from my stash.  I printed the image, colored it with Promarkers, and did fussy cutting around it, then added shamrock stickers to the paper, to give that extra St Patrick's Day touch.

I am entering this cup in the following challenges:

PTT#109 Anything Goes at Party Time Tuesdays
Recipe (One image, Two papers, 3 embellishements - Shamrocks) at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #75 Anything Goes at Bearly Mine Challenges
Three's A Charm (Three Shamrocks) at Delightful Challenges
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes at Divas By Design
Challenge #101 Animal Magic at The Paper Shelter
Challenge #116 Favorite Color (Green) at Penny's Paper Crafty
Anything Goes at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #113 Tic Tac Toe (Green. Flowers, Layers) at Crafts 4 Eternity
Challenge #15 Anything But A Card at Hotshot Crafts
Inspired By: Anything Goes at Creative Inspirations Paint
Challenge #14 Green or St Patrick's Day at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog
Favorite Things (Altered Item. The Color Green) at By The Cute And Girly
VSC#9 Masculine at V's Sweet Ideas
Challenge #7 Spark Your Creativity/Anything Goes at Pin and Tack

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's A Hello Birthday Paint Can

Hi everyone! I'm excited to have a fun new project to show you, today.  I've been dying to post this for everyone to see, but had to wait till the recipient received it, since it was a birthday gift. Are you ready to see something different from me?! How about checking out this altered paint can that I made for my friend, Sheila, for her birthday?! She loves hello Kitty, so I knew it was perfect for her!

I bought an empty paint can from Home Depot and covered it with scrapbook papers in polka dots and stripes.  The color theme is red, white and blue.  I used Hello Kitty stickers, as well as some Hello Kitty digital clip art, colored with Promatkers, to decorate the can.  The middle of the can has a band of red glittered ribbon. I've used sparkly shiny ribbon pieces in red, white and blue, to tie on the handles.

To decorate this paint can, I incorporated the themes of Birthday, Girlie and Friendship to make the perfect gift for a wonderful friend. It also reminds me of my childhood, since I loved Hello Kitty as a child. I'd have loved to have received this, as a kid, wouldn't you?!

I filled the can with lots of Hello Kitty goodies for Sheila, including a Hello Kitty watch! 

Front Of Can:

Back Of Can:

I am entering this altered Hello Kitty Birthday/Friendship paint can in the following challenges:

Challenge #59 Anything Goes at Whimsy Inspirations
RCC81 Celebrations (Birthday) at The Ribbon Carousel
Challenge #50 For The Girls at Creatalicious
Challenge #72 Red White and Blue + Ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #107 Childhood (Loved Hello Kitty as a kid!) at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #43 Ribbons at Emerald Faeries
TSG209 Circles (Polka Dots) at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Favorite Color Combo (Red, White and Blue) at House Of Gilli
Challenge #146 Use Sentiments at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #90 Anything Goes at Paper Make Up Stamps
Linky Party #142 at Make It Monday
Cute at Digi Sketch Challenge
PTT#122 Anything Goes at Party Time Tuesdays
Challenge #15 Anything But A Card at Hotshot Crafts
Challenge #68 Red, White And Blue at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #104 Anything Goes at Wags n Whiskers
Challenge #230 Furry Friends (Hello Kitty) at One Stop Craft Challenge
Challenge #212 Red, White And Blue at Cupcake Inspirations
Inspired By: Anything Goes at Creative Inspirations Paint
Off The Edge at Come And Get It Challenges
Challenge #57 Animals (Hello Kitty) at Dream Valley Challenges
Challenge #44 Here Come The Girls at The Squirrel And The Fox
Challenge #21 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Anything Goes With Ribbon at Crafty Ribbons
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Tie A Ribbon at Divas By Design
Challenge 200 Ribbon Lace or Twine at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #36 Anything But A Card at Can You Digi It
Challenge #55 Celebrate (birthday) at LEJ Designs
Challenge #59 Photo Inspiration (Polka Dots) at (PIN)spirational Challenges
Challenge #175 I've Been Framed at Corrosive Challenge

Monday, February 9, 2009

You Know You're Old When.....

Hey there! Happy Thursday! It's Oldie But A Goodie Thursday, here at Catch The Bug! Whoo hoo! Are you ready to see us bring some of those older images from Bugaboo Stamps back into the spotlight? I hope so because we have some for you and the creations are fabulous!  Check out Catch The Bug for more Oldie But Goodie inspiration!

I went with a masculine birthday card, for my Oldie But Goodie inspiration, today. I've used the image and sentiment set, Gus Birthday - Rocking Chair, by Bugaboo Stamps. The papers are new, from a new stack I bought at Hobby Lobby.  I went with blues, grays and browns - Seems to be the perfect masculine color scheme, doesn't it? The blue pearls are from my stash.  (Who says pearls can't be masculine?!) The glittered ribbon is from my stash. I think it goes perfectly on this card - Gives it a slight touch of sparkle.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes With Ribbon at Crafty Ribbons
R#117 Cute As You Like at Crafts 4 Eternity
Challenge #177 Something Blue at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #153 Letter A (in Sentiment) at Mark's Finest Papers
Challenge #137 Sparkle and Shine at 2 Sisters
Challenge #73 Make It Cute at A Gem Of A Challenge
Challenge #014 Sparkle at Mayzy Art
Inspired By: Anything Goes at Creative Inspirations Paint
TSG201 Masculine at There She Goes Clearstamps
Challenge #51 Anything With Flowers Or Ribbon at house Of Gilli
Day 91: April Fool at 365 Cards
Challenge #7 April Fools at Cards For Men
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at Digistamps4Joy
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at The Crafty Bloggers Network
Anything Goes at Mema's Crafts
VSC#8 Anything Goes at Pin And Tack

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My First Lacy Sunshine Card!

Hello everyone! I'm here, today, to show you my first card using  a Lacy Sunshine digi stamp! Whoo Hoo! Love these stamps! So cute!

Today, I'm using  the digi stamp called Gemma Gumdrop, which is the freebie for participating in this week's challenge.  She is colored with Promarkers.

My card layout uses the sketch at Feeling Sketchy. All papers are from my stash.  Flowers are layers and are by Prima and Recollections. I used the branch punch, from Martha Stewart to punch the greenery.  The blue were used to add sparkle and shine.  I used blue sheer ribbon, tied in a bow, to finish her off.

This is my first time trying shading on the hair, in ages.  What do you think?

I am entering this card in the following challenges: