Thursday, May 28, 2020

Good Coffee Friends

Today is Oldie but Goodie day at Catch the Bug and I made a card using the image, Coffee Time - May your cup and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  It works out well since the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop is going on and this is my first card that I am making.  It's a problem now that work is getting busy and that I don't have time to make cards when I want to since I don't have as much free time, lol. Well knew that lull wasn't going to last long.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Sugar & Cream
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Coffee Time - May your cup (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Good Coffee Friends
Spellbinders:  Small Circle; Lacey Circle; Small and Large Square
Flower:  Recollection

Challenges
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Ch. 340 Photo inspiration (see above)
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 440 - 441 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 152 Flowers and a sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Celebrate Graduation

I know that graduations are so different, unusual, unique than we have ever had them before. I am still making some regular graduation cards for my stash.  Here is a new die that I got from Frantic Stampers that I used along with some of my older dies. And a star embossed background.



Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Just Rite
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Frantic Stamper; My Favorite Things
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Dies R Us - Ch. 145 Graduation/Congratulations
Happy Little Stamper - May Anything Goes with Dies
Double Trouble - Ch. 57 Brown Bag
    Thing 1 Use Kraft
    Thing 2 Partner with Crafting Happiness - Ch. 50 Anything Goes with optional use red
    Thing 3 Use Red
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 440 - 441 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 508 CAS

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Perfect Fit - Happy Father's Day

I made a card for my Dad for Father's Day using an image from Scribbles, Nut and Bolt and a computer generated sentiment.  I am frustrated now that I am posting it because I realize that my spellcheck changed it from "you're the"  to "your" so I am going to have to re-do the sentiment. I used Tim Holtz Woodgrain distressed cardstock and strayed it with Distress Spray.



Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Cardstock:  Tim Holtz Woodgrain Cardstock; Recollections
Stamp:  Scribbles - Nut and Bold
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Spellbinder:  Heart; Small Circles
Button:  Stash
Hemptique
Ink:  Old Paper
Distress Spray:  Walnut Ink

Challenges
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 245 Sketch
Scribbles - Ch. 89 Brads, buttons or bows
Alphabet Challenge - D for dry embossing
As you like it challenge - Favorite embellishment and why (buttons, great for a masculine card when you don't want to look to frilly)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 440 - 441 Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Ch 272 Anything Goes with a masculine twist
Time Out Challenge - Ch. 162 Visual Image
Artsystamper Digitals - Ch. 16 It's a guy thing

Flowers from the same garden

Well as I keep working on some cards for my Mom I was having fun with some backgrounds.  I used my watercolor paper and played with my distress oxides and then added a Tim Holtz stencil keeping it monochromatic.  So I found a silly birthday saying to add and added a couple of flowers.


Cardstock:  Recollections
Watercolor Paper:  Strathmore
Stencil:  Tim Holtz
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Distress Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Pine Needle, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover
Flowers:  Prima
Enamel Dots:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 251 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Ch. 46 Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Ch. 133 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 207 For the ladies
International Art & Soul - Ch. 84 Humerous


Patriotic Eagle and Flag Vintage

I have a bunch of vintage images from TLC,Create and I just don't get a chance to play with them as much as I would like. Since it's Memorial Day Weekend I was inspired to use this wonderful eagle. I was able to pull out some buttons, ribbons, twine, hemp and do some distressing.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Patriotic Eagle and Flag Tag Vintage
Ribbons:  Michael's
Buttons:  JHB & LeButton
Hemptique
Divine Twine
Tim Holtz distressing Tool

Challenges
The Card Concept - Ch. 135 (see above, Vintage)
Daring Cardmakers - Birds of a Feather
Scribbles - Ch. 89 Brads, Buttons or Bows
Crafty Catz - Ch. 507 Spots and/or stripes
Path of Positivity  - Ch. 80 Furry or Feathery Friends
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 351 Embossing Delight
Pearly Sparkles - Ch 51 Add a ribbon and/or bow
Crafty Friends - Ch 136 Add embellishments


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Celebrated every day TSOT 457

Well I had fun make this card with this month's freebie at Pattie's Creations along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I added some Glossy Accents to my martini. And the fun colors are also the Green Bay Packers football colors, lol. I have found I have been using these colors quite a bit lately. Enjoy your Saturday.




Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Pattie's Creation - Martini (see above for link)
Sentiment;  TLC, Create - Someone like you
Glossy Accents
Spellbinders:  Grand Circle

Challenges
Pattie's Creations - Ch. 170 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 399 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 251 Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Ch. 213 Shake
Dream Valley - Ch. 225 Favorite colors (Green, yellow and kraft)

Celebrate today and every day

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it's a Photo Inspiration. For my card I used, Bugaboo Flower Teddy and a sentiment from TLC, Create. I dry embossed a background piece. The animals are keeping their social distance to be good examples for all of us.





Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Flower Teddy (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Celebrate today and every day
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Ovals
Flower:  Prima
Brad:  Paper Studio
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Challenges
Alphabet Challenge - D for Dry embossing
Crafty Catz - Ch. 507 Spots and/or stripes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 167 Animals/Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 440 - 441 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 635 Critters
Papercraft - Ch. 58 Spring