Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Verve Merry Christmas

I am behind in doing my Verve cards since last week, I traveled 1800 miles total to go to South Dakota to Mount Rushmore and back.  It is a straight drive so it isn't bad....it is just long. Had a wonderful time.  Then came back and my daughter was here to help me celebrate my birthday.  My son came back from his 2 week Army Reserve duty and brought the family breakfast - he really has grown up!



Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Holiday Treats
Ink:  Close to My Heart - New England Ivy
         Distress - Brick Red
Spellbinder:  Heart Circle
Button:  Dress it Up!
Flowers:  Petaloo
Divine Twine & May Arts Jute
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Viva la Verve - July Sketch Wk 4
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 16 Christmas in July
Merry Monday - Ch. 167 Hearts
Polkadoodles - Wk 30 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Corner - Christmas in July
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 126 Christas in July
Snowflake Promise - Ch. 2 Anything Goes
CHNC Extra - July


Perfect pair

I made this card for my step-son and his partner who have been married for a year.  Both of them are always wearing funky socks so that is why I went with this image which is from TLC.  I used one image and then flipped the other to print next to it to combine two images.  The sentiment is from a wonderful set at TLC.  I found a great ribbon which has "Perfect Pair."  I used the colors from Color Throwdown and ColorQ from a couple of weeks ago.


Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Single Sock
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Bling:  Michael's
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 371
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 269 No patterned Paper
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 193 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 147 Something that starts with "B" - bling
Brown Sugar - Ch. 156 Anything Goes




Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Merry Christmas to a sweet friend

Here is a card that I made using the wonderful DOTM Treat Stand.  I made this into a Flip Flop/Swing Card.  If you make a card using this wonderful set you can play along at the Imagine That Digi of the Month Challenge.

front of card


top view

back

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That - Treat Stand (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Label Number 5
Buttons:  Dress it Up
Divine Twine
Candy Cane:  Unknown

Challenges
Eureka - Ch. 150 Christmas in July
CRAFT - Ch. 320 Christmas
Alphabet  - K for Kind Words
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 192 Anything Goes

On Sunday I was able to see the Brett Favre Legends flag football game in Madison, WI.  It was a wonderful experience and Clayton Anderson sang the National Anthem and at halftime.



Sunday, July 19, 2015

TLC Don't be Late Blog Hop

Finally it's here the TLC Don't be late blog hop. You should have arrived from Lynne's site, if you haven't you might want to start at the beginning at Vicky's.   For my card I had a wonderful sentiment from Paulette and used a piece that she had from another Alice in Wonderland set previously.  I distressed my papers which are from Sweet Shoppe which are an Alice in Wonderland set.  The ribbon has stripes and the Mad Hatter paper has some stars on it.  Then  I made a card using the wonderful freebie from Paulette.  Make sure to thank her for the wonderful image.  Again I used the Alice in Wonderland papers for this. Your next stop is to see what wonderful creation Lisa D  has come up.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!




Set will be available at the TLC website.



Here is your freebie
(right click and save)



Normally I list the products that I used; however to save space I will not do that today.  If you want to know please let me know and I will give you that information.  I did list some products in my description.

Challenges for card 1
Mojo - Sketch 406
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 125 Stars and Stripes
Polkadoodles - wk 29 2 or more patterned papers


Challenges for card 2
Viva la Verve - July Sketch 2
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 268 Flower Delights
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Ch. 94 Use some lace
RRR - Ch. 122 Black and white with one other color

Sorry this was late!  Being from WI I went to Green Bay for the Favre induction yesterday and got home rather late and apparently this didn't post like it was suppose to :)







Friday, July 17, 2015

Get your jolly on

Just one Bugaboo card left in the series....well I completed the whole set.  I used last Friday's freebie with a sentiment from TLC.  I picked my package which contained (Image, Twine, Charm) for the challenge.


Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Santa big ornament
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Get your jolly on
Charm:  stash
Divine twine
Ribbon:  Creative Memories
Punches:  EK Success
Liquid Applique
Border Punch: Fiskars

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Friday freebie & pick the present
CRAFT - Ch. 320 Christmas
CHNC Extra - July
Come and Get It - Christmas in July

if the shoe fits

I have been making lots of Christmas cards for the challenges that are going on so I jumped to create something different before the week ended and I take a quick day off before the TLC blog hop.  Remember that on Sunday there will be a freebie and sample cards to see.  The image is from Bugaboo and the sentiment is from a Halloween set at TLC.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Heels cheetah
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Flower:  Prima
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling:  Dress it Up
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Challenges
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 14 If the shoe fits
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 68 Anything Goes
Crafting your Passion - Ch. 270 Anything Goes

Be naughty

I like having a sense of humor and find that it is important to have.  Being a nurse and especially with all the things that I have dealt with, I think it is important to laugh.  The person I am in a relationship with now has even said that he enjoys having someone that he can laugh with.  That's why I like the Bugaboo stamps the sentiments can have some fun sarcasm.


Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella globe
Spellbinder:  Small and large circle; Grand Circles
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug
Snowflake:  Dress it Up
Sakura jelly glitter pen (on snowflakes)
Glossy Accents (on sled and glasses)

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Wednesday Humor & BINGO 
(Bugaboo image - shiney- embossing)
(funny sentiment - players choice - stripes)
(embossing - stripes - snowflake)
Snowflake Promise - Ch. 1 Christmas/Winter
Papertake  - Don't be Square
Creative Knockout - Ch. 98 Outside Fun