Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hatchy Chick in Egg

Good Morning!

Today is digi free Wednesday at Stretch N' Bubbles and this chick is up for grabs! So head on over and snag him. I decided not to use the traditional "Easter" colors for this card. Even though he's not traditional I like him! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #60

I made this little card for the challenge over at The Pink Elephant . The challenge was to use pastels. I used paper from Martha Stewart and PTI. I embossed my white card stock with PTI's new picnic plaid impression plate because it matched the pattern on the DP paper. I colored the little fellow in with my copics cut him out and added pop-ups for a little dimension. That's about it! Thanks for stopping by!



I've been making Easter cards all afternoon (three to be exact). Yikes!!! I'm a slow worker! So seeing I was making them I decided to enter them in a few challenges. Over at the Papertake Weekly Challenge we could enter any type card so I chose...EASTER!!! The image I used is from Stretch N' Bubbles it's called Bunny Behind.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Secret Crafter- Saturday challenge

I have been trying to make Easter cards this afternoon but for awhile I was suffering from stampers block. It wasn't until around four o'clock that things starting happening creatively for me! LOL! I'm sure it had nothing to do with my youngest coming home sick this morning or that there was a fire around the corner from us or that my husband went to the ER because he got some ash in his eye from the fire (he's a firefighter). It has just been one thing after another today. Well isn't that just a typical day for any mom! You bet!
So finally here is my card for the challenge over at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. It was to use pink and green with flowers. This paper comes from a Martha Stewart pack I got at my local craft store (Wal Mart). LOL! My image is from MTME it is a digi stamp set. Perfect for a gal who wants things right away. No waiting!

Paper Jewels & Critter Challenge Blog Hop

Today I am taking part in the Paper Jewels and Critter Challenge Blog Hop.

There are six giveaways that are are being given away by various designers along the hop. To be eligible for a chance to win any of them you must comment on every ones blog and participate in the challenge. It is a sketch challenge along with a little inspiration to it. You must add "Jewels" some where on your creations. You have all day today (Monday) up until 10am to post your creations on the Critter Sketch challenge Blog. All winners will be posted Tuesday evening on the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.

This is my entry in the hop. I used Mimo with Roses from Paper Jewels for my card. Listed below are all the participants in the order you should be hopping! If you are here you should have arrived from Jennifers' blog and next up will be Tracey. Good luck and I can't wait to see what you create! ;0)

Critter Challenge
Kathryn (your here)
Moira Coward
Darsie Bruno
Jacquie Keravan
Audrey Ernst
Paper Jewels blog

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pip (Su-she)

This little lady is now available from Stretch N' Bubbles. We have good news at Stretch N' Bubbles the new store is now up and running!!! Please go and check it out. We no longer have to post on Mondays and Fridays. We now can post when ever we choose so.... check the store often for new images that are being added and are available for sale.
Yes we will still have digi free Wednesdays!!! Even more exciting news is coming for everyone that enjoys Alison's wonderful images! Ah Ha! you will just have to wait and see! LOL!

For my card I used Clearly Creative card stock I thought it would make a better back drop for my image. I used some old Asian paper I had lying around. Hope you like her and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Papertrey Blog Hop


At the last minute I decided to make a project for the blog hop. I couldn't think what to make for it using buttons....then an idea came to me! LOL! I decided to make a basket full of flowers by using the new Picnic Plaid impression plate. I ran a piece of cream card stock through my cuttle bug with the picnic plaid impression plate cut it down to a small square rounded the bottom edges with a corner rounder. With the left over piece I used my MS border punch to give the basket a decorative edge. I inked the basket up with my CHAI. Oh yes! for the handle I just used a circle template and cut it to size and attached it to my basket. I use my new beautiful blooms die to make my flowers. I made the grass with my cricut (Plantin Schoolhouse). I added pop-up for the basket rim and a few flowers for dimension. That's about it and now I'm off to see what everyone else has done! Thanks for hopping by!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #6

Good Monday Morning!

If your looking for my Stretch N' Bubbles post scroll down.

Well this weeks challenge is a color challenge using sweet Donald's image for inspiration.

Your challenge is to use the colors Red, Blue, Gold, and White. This does have a little flex as far as the shades are concerned, just get it as close as possible.

For my card I used this little image from the Greeting Farm called Cheeky Glamour. I hope you like her and come give us a try over at The Critter Sketch Challenge Blog. These are such fun colors!!!



This image is called Cupcake with dots and swirls and it's available today over at Stretch N' Bubbles. I paper pieced this one together and used just a simple layout for it. This post is short and sweet just like the cupcake! LOL!!! Have a good day!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Just Us Girls Color Challenge #25


Well here is my card For the Just Us Girls challenge this week. I colored it in with my Copics then cut out the bow,bunny, and eggs and then added pop-ups to them for a little dimension. I also stitched around the border with a light green thread and inked the edges with a little Chai from PTI. There you have it! Thanks for stopping by!
supplies; image is from Fred...She Said, Paper and sentiment-PTI

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #21


I sat down this afternoon to make my card for the Play Date Cafe and the mailman came just in time with my new PTI goodies. I was so hoping he'd bring it today! There is nothing I like better then new Stuff to play with. I just hope I have enough time to play with it this weekend! Lots going on.

I had some left over pink felt so I decided to make a flower with the new flower dies I got. The sentiment is from the new Delightful Dahlia stamp set I think its so pretty I just had to make a Mothers Day card . I was going to stitch around my yellow mat but didn't have any white thread. I can't believe it! So I think it's naked but my card critic (my son) said it was perfect the way it was!!! O.K. LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Color Dare #60


Here is my card for the Color Dare Challenge this week. I worked on this little fella' for the last two hours trying to get some sort of layout. I finally decided he didn't need a lot of bling. I decided on simplicity. I cut his head and feet out and adhered them with pop-ups. Thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Happy St. Patty's Day!!!
This is my first ever Waltzing Mouse blog hop and I'm excited to be here!!! I've only recently discovered these awesome stamps! So in order to play along I downloaded the free digi image off Claire's blog for this challenge! I colored my four leaf clovers in with my Copics. I added stiching around my mat to mimick the stitching on the stamp and adhered it to some s.e.i fiber mesh that I had in my stash. I ran the next layer behind through my crimper and inked everything up to make it look worn. I added some lace and ribbon also from my stash. My sentiment's are from PTI (all I had that was Irish and would fit). I hope you like it and thanks for coming by to take a peek! I'm off to take a look at every ones projects and make my wish list of stamps I want! LOL!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge #24

I finally got a card done this morning for the Just Us Girls challenge! Yeah! It was to make a flap card. That is a fun little card to make. It was my first time making one and it was fun to make. I like the look of it so I will be making more.
I used the new PTI paper pack-Pretty Pastels along with the Violet and Birthday Basics stamp sets. I just stamped my flower onto some PTI vellum so it would look soft. I tried coloring a few with my Copics and just didn't like the way they looked. I hope you like it and thanks for taking a peek! ;0)

Bunny Behind

Good Monday Morning!

Well it's time for another new release over at Stretch N' Bubbles today. The new digi image is called Bunny Behind. I printed it twice and cut the main part of the body and tail out and adhered them with pop-ups. I cut the grass out on my cricut using the grass from Plantin School Book. I used paper from the new PTI-Egg Hunt paper pack. There is some paper with eggs on it and I just cut a bunch out and stuck them down into the grass with a few peeking through the blades of grass to make him look like he was sitting in a patch of Easter eggs. The grass is also popped out with pop-ups I used the 1/16 for the bunny and the 1/8 for the grass so that it would lay nicely. I used my Copic C1 just to shadow my layers on the bunny a little. That's about it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Flying by to say hi


Isn't this the cutest digi image?! I got him over at Clearly Delightful. Hop on over and see the adorable images Laurie has over there for sale. I sponged some clouds onto some blue paper colored him in with my Copics, cut him out and added pop-ups to make him look like he was in the air. I think he came out sooo! cute!

I entered him in The Midnight Madness sketch challenge and the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge which was "anything goes". A perfect combo!!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Color Dare #59

Good Morning!
Just a quick post before I head off to work. I made this for this weeks Color Dare.
I used PTI's Bird Watching stamp set for this one. I cut out the two brown bird houses and added pop-ups to them. I inked up the edges to try and give it a rustic look. Well that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! ;0)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Waltzingmouse Color challenge


What a beautiful day it has been here. It's really starting to feel like spring is gonna come! Yeah! That means watch out beach here I come! LOL!

I entered this card in the Waltzingmouse color challenge over at Stamping Around. I so would love to go the Stamping around NH in April but I don't want to really go I guess I'll have to skip it. :0(

This digi image is from Fred...She Said a digi company that has some of the most beautiful floral images ever! I colored this image in with my copics and used my brand new Martha Stewart border punch. The sentiment is from the new MTME-So Sentimental. It's small enough that it makes a great little bitty tag. (All paper is from PTI) I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #4

If your looking for my Stretch N' Bubbles post scroll down.


This is our 4th challenge over at The Critter Sketch challenge blog already! This week we are going to do things a little different!!! We are going to step away from a sketch this week and do an inspiration challenge.

So this week we challenge you to make a card using an image that has a flower in it. The image itself can be a flower or it can be an image that has a flower somewhere in it. The second part of the challenge is to use the color combo of blue, yellow, and green. It can be any shade of these colors just go wild and have fun!!! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Our sponsor for the month of march is Paper Jewels so don't forget that At the end of the month you'll have the opportunity to win a gift certificate from Paper Jewels. Play along each week and increase your chances to win (see Critter blog for more details.)

For my card I used my all time favorite PTI stamp set Friends Til' the End which I colored in with my copics, cut out and adhered with pop-ups. Have a great day!

Italo Bird

Good Morning!

Here we are again with another new release from Stretch N' Bubbles. I kept him pretty simple and decided to play up the image by using some bright colored Design paper behind him. I cut out a wing and added a pop-up under the back side of it for a little dimension. I love using those little clips from Close to my Heart. I've had them forever and just started using them. Well that's it for now! I hope you like him and thanks for stopping by! ;0)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy Birthday...Mother

This is my last card for the weekend then it's back to the grind.
I saw this Embellish with Borders Color challenge on another blog this afternoon and liked the colors and happen to have them all from PTI. I also got to use my favorite DP paper from them along with their "Mother" stamp set. There is also a chance to win some Verve stamps which are gorgeous! I don't have any of these...yet! LOL!!!
Our Creative Corner-sketch challengewas also perfect to combine with the embellish challenge!

Color Dare #58


I have been thinking and thinking about how I wanted to use these colors from the Color Dare challenge since Wednesday and I have finally finished a card! This card originally was going to be a tea pot for St. Patty's Day but it just wasn't working. So I was browsing around last night and found this adorable digi stamp over at DZ Doodles Digital Stamps and the rest is history!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Play Date Cafe #19

Last weekend it snowed and this weekend it's in the 40's and absolutely beautiful out. Go figure!This weather is giving me a bad case of Spring Fever!

Here is my card for this weeks challenge at The Play Date Cafe . This is one of my favorite color combos. I especially like it for making baby cards! My baby giraffe is from Squigglefly. He is so cute! (at least I think so.) When I was all done I thought he looked a little "naked" so I decided to dress him up with a bow! Thanks for stopping by!

supplies; card stock, DP-PTI, stamp-Inside & Out:Baby-PTI, Flower punch,Butterfly punch-CM Scallop punch-Martha Stewart, Ribbon-PTI, pop-up dots, Copics

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #3

I made a quick card to play along with this weeks Critter Sketch Challenge. There is a new challenge posted every Monday. Come by and give it a try! This was a freebie from PTI. This is the link to Becky's blog she is the one who designed this freebie.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Good Morning!
It's another digi free Wednesday at Stretch N' Bubbles.
I used some Basic Grey paper to create my card it is just perfect for this image. It's loaded with earthy colors along with some bright bold flowers that work perfectly with a Bee! I cut out four circles from clear card stock added glue and glitter to them. I then cut little slits on the sides of the body and inserted them over the wings to give it a 3-dimensional look.
supplies; Basic Grey-Origins, Martha Stewart border punch, Clearly Creative card stock, white and black card stock-PTI, Sentiment-Birthday Basics-PTI, flower-misc., Corner punch-CM

Monday, March 1, 2010

Tweet Tree

Good Monday Morning!

Well lets just start off by saying we now have enough snow! It has snowed everyday for the last five days! The dogs go out to do their business in the morning and all but disappear from sight. Aah it's just to funny to watch!

Now for my card I decided to paper piece and put pop ups under some sections of the tree top to give the image some dimension! I added a little bit of stitching by hand. I inked all my edges with some distressing ink from PTI. My sentiment is PTI's- Birthday Basics. I'm happy with how it came out! I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
This image is available today at Stretch N' Bubbles.