Sunday, September 24, 2017

Enjoy Your Special Day!

At The Outlawz this week, our CAS challenge is to use yellow and turquoise. I don't know why I rarely use these colors together so this is a perfect challenge!! Earlier this month I signed on as a Stampin' Up demonstrator so I thought I would hit up some of their stamps sets. This one is called Dragonfly Dreams and the die is Detailed Dragonfly. I did a little watercoloring for the background to bring in the yellow. I die cut the dragonfly twice, once in turquoise and once in black then layered them offset ever so slightly. Can you believe it, no pattern paper on this one!!!!! Now if you are interested in following me on my SU only blog, you can at Linda Lou Creates. I've got lots of plans in the works to expand my business so by following me, you won't miss out!! Also, if you're interested in any SU products, you can purchase them HERE. Now enough with the infomercial!! Instead, sure hope you can join us for the CAS color challenge at The Outlawz.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Treat Holder


Mondays are Anything But a Card days at Catch the Bug and today I'm sharing a quick and easy treat holder. First of all, let me give credit to WOW NOLA Creations for coming up with the idea. Be sure and check out her video HERE for all the measurements. She put a cute little notebook inside hers, and of course I went with candy!!! I had the Sign It Cute Halloween image from Bugaboo already printed off and decided to just color and cut out this sweet cat. I can't believe how fun this project was to make...and that's saying a lot from someone who prefers to only make cards!! Now head over to Catch the Bug to see other ABC inspirations have been whipped up for you!
 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Just Because

We have a fun CAS challenge over at The Outlawz -- use scraps. Easy peasy!!! I pulled out pieces of pattern paper and got to work! I love the starburst pattern and it's so easy to do, and it's great for those little leftover pieces of paper. The sentiment is from the Word Up set by Paper Smooches, Now get out your scraps and make a clean and simple card. Post it over at the CAS challenge at The Outlawz and, if your card is featured, you could join us as a guest designer!! See you there!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Happy Fall!

What? Not fall already!!! I do love the colors of fall!! And today I wanted to share a fun fall card using the adorable Crows & Pumpkins  digital set from Imagine That Digistamp. Of course I went with the color version because I was running late (a real shocker there!!) and really don't like to color (don't hate me!). A fun chance to use up scraps too. Now for more inspiration from members of the Imagine That Digistamp design team, check it all out at the Creative Playground.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Stella Says Sketch

 
Now that summer is over (sniff, sniff), we are back to our regular schedule of Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug. It's a great one, and you have 2 weeks to play along.

  Here's my card using the adorable Candy Cane Bear from Bugaboo. He is such a cutie!! The candy cane is covered in wink of Stella -- so sparkly!! The pattern papers are not Christmas themed but the colors worked so on my card they went!! The sentiment is from the Candy Cane Lane stamp set by Catherine Pooler. Now be sure and join us for Stella's sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything goes Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything goes Christmas

L is for...

We have a fun new CAS challenge at The Outlawz - use the first letter of your first name for something on your card. Fun, fun, fun!!! I went with lemons and linen thread. The lemons are from the Fresh 'n Fruity set by Reverse Confetti. I did a little bit of the rock & roll technique on the lemons, added a strip of orange then popped the panel up onto a white card base. Quick and easy, just the way I like it!
 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Freebie Friday

Oh my, this freebie from Bugaboo simply made me laugh!!! Like I said, it's the latest freebie from Bugaboo and can be found HERE. When I printed mine off I didn't realize I had made it so large!! That's one big pile of, dare I say it, crap!!! Just a tiny piece of ribbon held on with a staple and that's it for embellishments. Now go check out other card samples using this set at Catch the Bug.