Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Darn those stray eyebrows

I'm so excited this first week as a DT member for Tuesday Morning Sketches. I am actually sharing this position with a wonderful fellow crafter and friend of mine, Kitty. So we will alternate weeks posting.  I love doing sketch challenges, but since I work full time as a nurse and am already on the Bugaboo and TLC design teams so I just didn't want to over extend myself. Today I have TMS 529.
For my card, I found a stamp at the recent Stamp Show that I went to that has just my sense of humor. It is called Stray Eyebrows from Creative Vision Stamps. I heat embossed the sentiment in silver and put some bling on the ends of the strips. I also put Sakura jelly glitter pen o the mirror.





Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Neenah
Stamp:  Creative Vision - Stray Eyebrows
Versa Mark
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Arts - silver
Spellbinder:  Large Scalloped Rectangle; Small Rectangle
Bling:  Recollections
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Addicted to Stamps - Ch. 179 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 45 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 412 - 413 Anything Goes
The Sketchy Challenge - Ch. 158 Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Ch. 127 Anything Goes


Happy Twerky Day

Today at Catch the Bug it is a New Release day or an image is added to the new store from the old store. Today for my card, I have AKV Turkey and a sentiment from TLC, Create. I just had to eye some wonky eyes to this poor turkey.







Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp: Bugaboo - AKV Turkey
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Twerky Day
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Ribbon:  Offray and Michael's
Buttons:  Stash
Hemptique
Wonky eyes:  Creativity

Challenges
Feeling Sketchy - Ch. 228
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 153 Thanksgiving/ Thank you / gratitude
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 124 Add buttons and/or bows
little red wagon - Ch. 522 Talk Turkey
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 607 Anything Goes
Creative with Stamps - Ch. 44 Turkey
If you give a crafter a cookie - Ch. 129
CIC - Ch. 482

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Let it Snow SSS 719

Today starts a new challenge with Stella Says Sketch and for my card I used one of the images from the Christmas Trio Block.  I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts. I am posting this card with the disclaimer that I am NOT trying to encourage any snow locally, lol.


Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Christmas Trio Block
Sentiment:  Hero Arts
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
        Distress Oxide - Broken China
Stencil:  Snowflakes
Snowflakes:  Jolee
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 463 Anything Christmas with optional a button or two
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 109 Let it snow
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 480 Winter
Winter Wonderland - Use Holly or Ivy on your card
Brown Sugar - Ch. 295 Anything Goes




Mojo 526 Sympathy cards

Working on more sympathy cards for my Mom for Christmas for her stash. I used sentiments from TLC, Create to make more masculine cards.






Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Die:  Sugar Pea
Bling:  Recollection

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Sketch 526
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 412 - 413 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 239 Anything Goes with a sentiment
CHNC Patterned - November
Alphabet Challenge - Q for Quick & Easy

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time to TOUCHDOWN another year

I'm late posting the Friday Freebie for Catch the Bug with this adorable Bugaboo Brat Football. I made this a center step card.   I colored him for the Green Bay Packers and the sentiment is computer generated. Since I graduated from UW-Madison I am also a big Badgers fan so he would also look good in Red and White, lol. I have also attended Packer games because most of Wisconsin is a Packer fan if they were born here.  Actually a couple of weeks ago I went to visit my children and we were all dressed in our gear for the game.





Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo Brat Football
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Buttons:  Stash
Hemp:  May Arts & Natural Fibers
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 412 - 413 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 371 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 45 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Ch. 178 Anything Goes with optional topping off the edge
Creatalicious  - Ch. 174 Anything Goes with optional for a man
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 124 Buttons and/or Bows

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Dear Autumn: Thank you

I have to remember to use other brands once in awhile and I just love Mo Manning especially this Liam in the Leaves along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I have tons of leaves that need to be raked; however, there is now snow piled on top and I don't know that we are going to have weather that will cooperate with being able to get them cleaned up anytime soon. We had the other snow melt, but are getting another couple of inches, but the temp is dropping to 29F/ -1.7C today! YIKES!!! We just aren't ready for this. Not like we have a choice...scarves, hats, mittens and boots.






Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Liam in the leaves (see above for direct link)
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Dear Autumn Leaves
Die:  My Favorite Things, Tutti, Cherry Lynn
Bling:  Recollections

Challenges
Cheerful Sketches - November 2019
Mo Manning - Ch. 285 Let's Give thanks with a Mo image
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 444 Fall/Holiday
Crafting Happiness - Ch. 21 Fall
CIC - Ch. 482 Yellow, Orange, Red (see above)
JUGS - Ch. 512 Word "Thanks"
Di's Digi Designs - Colors of Autumn
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 239 Anything Goes with a sentiment

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

I'm so pumped!

Today is a new release day at Catch the Bug and for my second card I used the image Bugaboo Brat Diabetic Girl.  The sentiment is computer generated and I punched out the flowers.  I have been diabetic since I was 11 so it's been 40 years now.  And I have had an insulin pump for over 20 years. I plan to donate these cards to my Diabetic Nurse Educator to give to new diabetics.

If you have...fatigue, thirst, hunger, unexplained weight loss, excessive urination, frequent infections or infections that won't heal, blurry vision, dry mouth, headaches, tingling in your fingers or toes please see your doctor for a blood test for diabetes.


my insulin pump that is attached to me like a leash, lol


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Carolina Coast
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo Brat Diabetic Girl (see above for direct link)
Flowers:  Tonic Punch
Enamel Dots:  Recollections
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 410 - 411 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 544 Make your own flowers
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 239 Anything Goes with a sentiment
Crafty Calendar - November Cute and Girly
Polkadoodles - Wk 44 Anything Goes