Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Time for a Birthday Sugar High

On Monday it was my birthday.  I am so blessed that I have wonderful family and friends. I worked the day, and my co-workers were great and decorated my office with notes and post-it notes, balloons, cards and flowers. My boyfriend and I had a late dinner at Flemings and had some Carrot Cake for dessert. He spoiled me with a HUGE bouquet of flowers that Casio, my cat, wants to eat. Just miss my kids.

Kris, at Imagine That Digistamp is allowing me to give a $10 voucher to someone of my choice for my birthday which is just so generous of her.  So if you are interested in the voucher to use at the store just leave a comment and put "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" in the comment and I will know you are interested in this, please do so by Friday August 5th 9:00pm CST.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp - Brontosaurus Cake
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Time for a Birthday Sugar High
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinder:       Oval
Flowers:  Recollection & Paper Studio
Gem:  Recollection

Challenges
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 67 Sugar Rush
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 304 Happy Birthday
Creative Knockout - Ch. 151 Birthday Wishes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 160 Anything Goes plus sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 122 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passions - Ch. 322 Anything Goes

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Vintage Vacation with TLC Blog Hop

You should have arrived here from Lisa D's site, if not see the links below.  Paulette st TLC, Create has done a great job with some wonderful freebie images for you so make sure to give her some thanks and love.  She has already been having many pre-vacation goodies on the site.  For my card, I have an image from Verona, Italy.  I also used her background papers and sentiments.



(Freebie, Right click to save)

Now off to the talented, Lynne


Challenges
Creatalicious - Ch. 95 Anything Goes with optional flowers
4CC - Ch. 307 Flowers
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 313 Add a sentiment
Southern Gals - Floral Frenzy
Anything Goes with a TLC Element - Ch. 1
Paper Shelter - Ch. 257 Holiday Time

May your Christmas be Shiny & Bright

Here is a card made using a pre-colored image from Imagine That digistamps called Red Nose Reindeer.  I added a glitter gem to his nose,  It worked perfectly for this layout.






Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Pennant; Large Circle
Gems:  Recollection

Challenges
Mojo - Sketch 456
CHNC - Ch. 290 Cute or anything Christmas
CHNC Extra - July
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 128 Christmas in July

Proud to call you Brother

Here is a card that I made for my Brother's birthday.  It is made using a sentiment from TLC and a pre-colored image from the Paper Shelter.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Paper Shelter - Casual Boy (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Buttons:  Stash
Hemptique
Die:  Sweet Pea
Punches:  EK Success


Challenges
Come and get it - Checks or stripes
Creative Knockout - Ch. 150 Favorite Embellishment (Buttons)
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 197 Anything Goes

Friday, July 15, 2016

JOY

Today is the final day of the Catch the Bug Challenge and it is color challenge.  I used the wonderful image JOY image.  And, with the way my week went at work I can't believe that I was able to complete all the days except that it was a great diversion.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - JOY
Flowers:  Recollection
Gem:  Recollection
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Dies:  Sizzix

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Friday Freebie and Color Challenge
CHNC Extra - July
4CC - Ch. 307 Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 238-239 Anything Goes
Sparkles - Christmas in July


Cheers to a warm and toasty Christmas

Living in Wisconsin, we tend to have snow for Christmas so I can't imagine a tropical or beach Christmas; however, I do have some friends that I send cards to that are in areas like that.  For this card, I used sentiment from TLC, background paper and surf board from Imagine That Digistamp and image from Bugaboo.


Patterned Paper: Imagine That Digistamp - Beach Blanket Girl(see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - tropical Santa drink
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Cheers Warm and Toasty Christmas
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Gem:  Mark Richards

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Thursday Photo Inspiration
CHNC Extra - July
ABC Christmas Challenge - N for No Rules
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 65 July Jingle Bells
Robyn's Fetish - Ch. 324 Anything with water
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 173 Let's get krafty
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Ch. 48 Christmas

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It's beginning to cost a lot like Christmas

I just love the Stella Bugaboo stamps because she tells it as it is.  Here is the same sentiment from TLC  which I like the layout better.  Today is to have scallops, layers and bling.  I had to do a different color scheme since I have been doing so many purple colors lately so now I went olive, hunter green and burgundy.


Crystal Accents on the glasses



Patterned Paper: 
Cardstock:  Paper Company, DCWV
Stamp:  Stella Christmas Cost
Sentiment: TLC, Create
Ink:  Versa Mark - Cottage Ivy
Ribbon:  Michael's 
Gems:  Recollection
Spellbinder:  Decorative Label 8
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Day 5 Humor Me Wednesday
CHNC Extra - July
CCAYL - July
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 65 July Jingle Bells