Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pudding a little JOY in your day

I made another card using an image from Imagine That and papers to match.  I chose a sentiment from TLC which I think is just too funny and perfect for this card.  I inked the outside of the image and sentiment papers with distress ink.  I also embossed some lemons on the yellow paper.




Patterned Paper:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Octangone; Small and large circle
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Friday Sketch Challenge - Ch. 92
Incy Wincy - Embossing
Dream Valley - Ch. 104 Let's Get Krafty
Inky Impressions - Ch. 205 Krafty It

Loving Thoughts

Well, I didn't fall off the face of the earth.  With taking a new job, I have gone from working 32 hours a week to 60 and that just doesn't leave a lot of time for crafting.  It is terrible when the "real" job interfere with the fun crafting job.  I'm hoping that things will settle down in a bit.  For my card, I used an adorable image from Imagine That with lilacs one of my favorite spring flowers and a wonderful sentiment from TLC.  Here is WI, we are finally starting to get some warm weather and thing are starting to bloom.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardtock:  Bazzil; Recollectioins
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Loving Thoughts
Spellbinders:  Small and large Petite Ovals
Ribbon:  Offray
Brads:  Making Memories
Flowers:  Prima

Challenges
Sweet Sketch 2 - Sketch 51
QKR - Ch. 135 Spring Flowers
Digi Sketch - F is for Flowers
A Pink Gem - Spring is in the Air

Monday, March 30, 2015

Floral Happy Birthday

I have several Aunt's with birthdays coming up so I have to get my birthday stash going.  I used a Verve stamp for this card.  I just love the bright colors.  It just so happens that I have managed to do all four sketches for this month - YAHOO! I can't believe that I have accomplished that with the way my month has gone with starting a new job and all.  Just to make it more exciting, I was hired as the Nursing PM Supervisor and started on February 23rd and last Friday March 27th I took a position as the Interim Director of Nursing.  I think I must be NUTs after today being my my first real day!!!!  That's why I needed to de-stress and craft a card.

Patterned Paper:  Pebbles
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Memento - Tuexedo Black
Flowers:  Prima
Pearls:  Michael's
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Lace:  Wrights

Challenges
Viva La Verve - March wk 4
Sentimental Sundays - Ch. 152 Springtime....flowers
Incy Wincy - Flowers and Lace
Creative Corner - Spring has Sprung
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 109 Spring Flowers
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 82 Spring is in the Air

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Birthday Chick

I have a birthday card that I need to get out this next week, and I thought this was the perfect image.  It is from Bugaboo and the sentiment is from TLC.  I made this as a sample for the Catch the Bug Challenge which is a color challenge this week.






Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Spring Fling Floral Papers; Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Die cut: Little B - square
Punch:  EK Success
Lace:  American Crafts
Ribbon:  Pebbles
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Flowers:  Prima & Reollections

Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Meljens Design and a blast from the Past
Sister of Crafters - Come Fly with Me
RRR - Ch. 114 Bright Spring Colors with Ribbon
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 109 Spring Flowers
613 Ave Create - Ch. 117 Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wedded Bliss

My work schedule is so hectic.  On Monday I worked a pm shift (2pm - 10:30pm) which means that I actually got done and home around 12:30 am and then had to be back for the am shift which is (6am - 2:30pm). Then when I came home, I was so exhausted it is rather difficult to get anything done around the house or even think of crafting.  I did sneak a nap in, and then made this wedding card for one that is coming up rather soon.  I just feel like a zombie.

Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Memento; Tuxedo Black
Doily:  Recollections
Bling:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Challenges
Viva la Verve - March 2015 wk 3
Brown Sugar - Ch. 138 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ladybug Thank You

Catch the Bug has a BINGO challenge for this week and here is another sample that I made.  It is a CAS card.  I always like to have a few thank you notes on hand for those moments when you need them.



Spring Image, Ribbon, Button

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Thank you flower
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flower:  Prima
Button:  JoAnn's Basics
Twine:  Hemptique
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Challenges
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with a ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 365 Spring Fever
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 108 What season are you in?
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 251 Spring into color


Congratulations on your adoption

I have a family member who is adopting a new puppy, named "Titus".  So I couldn't help but to make a card for the event.  I used an image from Bugaboo that matches the adorable pup.  The sentiment is from TLC.  I made this an easel card.  It is also a sample for the Catch the Bug BINGO Challenge using Pearls (black ones for the eyes and on the wagon, embossing, die cut).


inside






Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bugaboo Brats Sean Dog (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Spellbinders:  Grand Circle; Granc Scalloped Circle; Heart; 
Punch:  Pawprint - Paper Studio
Button:  Dress it Up:
Twine: Unknown
Border Punch:  Fiskar

Challenges
Friday Sketch - Ch. 90
Creative Corner - For a boy
Tuesday Throwdown - More than one fold
Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colors
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Ch. 77 Make it Square