Sunday, July 31, 2016

Well, Hippie Hippie Birthday!

Kris at Imagine That Digistamp came out with a wonderful new stamp called Hippie Aud which I used in this card and the sentiment is from TLC.  I added glossy accents on the glasses and some Stickles on the flowers to add some glitter.
Remember there is still a chance to win a $10 voucher to the Imagine That Digistamp store as a treat for my birthday which as last week by leaving a HAPPY BIRTHDAY comment on my post from last week by Friday August 5th.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Brain Freeze
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That - (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Hippie Hippie Birthday
Ink:  Distress Concord Grape
Doily - Michael's
Ribbon:  Recollection
Flowers:  Recollection; Paper Studio
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Charm:  Connectables
Glossy Accents

Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 82 Anything Goes
JUGS - Ch. 353 Let's Hear it for the Girls
4CC - Ch. 309 Your Favorite Designer/Paper/Company
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Batman Birthday Wishes

I made this card for a friend who is into Batman who had a birthday back in May, but I couldn't post it since I didn't see her until recently to give her the card and gift.  I used the pre-colored image from Digital Delights and had fun creating a background using the die-cuts from Die-Namics and cut one in black and one in gray to look like a shadow.  She loved the card so it was worth it.

Cardstock:  Recollection:  Paper Studio
Stamp:  Bat Brian
Sentiment:  Verve - Beautiful Things
Ink:  Distress - Black Soot
Dies:  Die-Namics - New York Skyline
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Bling:  Mark Richards

Digital Delights - Ch. 12 Anything Goes
OSAAT - Ch. 267 Anything Goes with dies
Brown Sugar - Ch. 209 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 160 Anything Goes with a sentiment

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

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

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

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
Die:  Sweet Pea
Punches:  EK Success

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


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

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

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

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

a season filled with sweetness

Here is another purple Christmas card that I made using a Bugaboo image and a sentiment from TLC.  Today the fun at Catch the Bug was a BINGO and I did have an overload with this one.  The ribbon has a metallic silver snowflake and swirls on it.  I inked the embossing purple.

(Ribbon, bugaboo image, snowflake)
(stripes, bugaboo image, embossing)
(Shiney, bugaboo image, texture)
(Ribbon, Shiney, Embossing)

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Recollection, Bazzil; Core-dination
Stamp:  Bugaboo - BugWKID01
Sentiemtn:  TLC, Create - season of sweetness
Dies:  Sizzix
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Ink:  Tim Holtz Lillac
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flower:  Prima

Catch the Bug - Tuesday New Release & Bingo
CHNC - Ch. 289 Color purple
CHNC Extra - July
Brown Sugar - Ch. 206 Monochrome

Let it snow tag

Here is a tag that I made for the Catch the Bug Christmas in July event.  I had fun with these colors.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Let it snow tag
Spellbinder:  Small and large circles
Dies:  Die-namics pierced labels
Ribbon:  Michael's

Catch the Bug - Monday Tag You're It
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 128 Christmas in July
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 238-239 Anything Goes

let the flakes fly

With as hot and humid as it was here today....I will bite my tongue as I will say I would have like to have the flakes fly for about five minutes, but that is all.  This wonderful sentiment is from TLC.  There will be a wonderful blog hop on July 17th at 8:30am PST or 10:30am CST.  It will be Vintage Vacation with freebies along the way.

For my card I used an image from Bugaboo and colored it purple - I don't know why, but I have a purple thing going right now.  I added Sakura jelly glitter pen on the snowflakes on the image.

Patterned Paper:  Recollection; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Snowfriends
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - let the flakes fly
Twine:  Darice
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Gem:  Paper Studio
Die:  Cherry Lynn
Sakura jelly glitter pen

CHNC - Ch. 289 Color purple
CHNC Extra - July
Catch the Bug - Saturday Challenge snowman or snowflake
A snowflake promise - Ch. 26 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 206 Monochrome

Monday, July 11, 2016

Joy in July

Here is a card that I made using the Joy Birds from Imagine That Digistamp.  I made a Decorative Corner Card.

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock;  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Joy Birds (see direct link above)
Ink:  Versa Mark 
Punch:  EK Success
Die:  Sizzix
Stickers:  Jolee
Pearls:  Recollection

ABC Christmas Challenge - N for No Rules
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 65 July Jingle Bells
Incy Wincy - Fancy Folds
613 Ave Create - Ch. 184 Anything Goes with optional birds or feather
Sweet Stampin' - Sentiment as the Focus

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tis the season for Friends and Fun

Well I thought I better get on the Christmas in July bandwagon since I am behind in my Christmas card making.  Here is one using a sentiment from TLC and Bugaboo image.

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Xmas brat girl candy cane
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Friends and Fun season
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Spellbinder:  Picot Circle
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Catch the Bug - Sketch Day 2
The Glory of Christmas Challenge - Ch. 88 Anything Goes
A Snowflake Promise - Ch. 25 Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - N for No Rules
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 65 July Jingle Bells

Sending sunny thoughts

This weekend we had beautiful weather here so it was perfect to be outside.  We were able to go to an Art Fair and see many gorgeous things and then I have thoughts of re-doing my entire house.....if I could only afford to do that, not.  Instead the only item I bought was a toad house.  I have a shaded back yard so I have lots of toads in my grass and when I go out to cut it they are always hopping out of my way.  When I saw this find I thought it was too funny so I had to get me one.
For my card, I used a pre-colored image from the Paper Shelter and then I created my own background.  I embossed the sun background and sponged on some ink.  Then I sprayed on some Krylon paint to look like sand.  Now I could  go for some fruity drink, but it seems like I'm "on-call" for work all the time.  The sentiment is from TLC.

Cardstock:  Bazzil: Recollections
Stamp:  Paper Shelter - Summer Holidays
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sunny Thoughts
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Ink:  Distress - Mustard Seed
Paint: Krylon
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Flowers:  Prima
Gems:  Paper Studio

Paper Shelter - Ch. 256 Sunny Days
4CC - Ch. 306 Summer
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 159 For a girl
OSSAT - Ch. 266 Elements of Nature
That's Crafty - Feminine Challenge
Come & Get It - Make your Own Background

Saturday, July 9, 2016

I think you're spectacular

I am doing some cleaning and I am finding that I have LOTS of rubber and cling stamps; however, I tend to mostly use digital.  I have inks in every color which I don't use that often so I thought I really need to pull these out because I have invested in them as well as that they are adorable.  I pulled out some of "My Favorite Things" stamps and used it for this card.

Patterned Paper:  
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - LLD Geek is Chic
Ink:  Distress - Black Soot & Pine Needles
Die:  Sweet Pea
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

My Favorite Things - MFTWSC288
Crazy for Challenges - C4C344 Encouragement
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 238-239 Anything Goes
Naughty or Nice - Ch. 29 Anything Goes

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Floral Birthday wishes

I made a bright rainbow of colors birthday card for a friend that has an upcoming birthday this next week.  She always has a smile and is so cheery so I needed a card like that.  I used a Verve stamp and some fun papers from Echo Park to do that.

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Verve - Beautiful Things
Ink:  Distress - Black Soot
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Die:  Sweet Pea
Bling:  Mark Richards
Flower:  My Favorite Things

Viva La Verve - July Sketch 1
CI - Ch. 365 Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - Flower Challenge
RRR - Ch. 144 Summer Flowers with Ribbon
Polkadoodles - Wk 26 Add ribbon or twine

Sunday, July 3, 2016

My heart belongs to soldier in uniform

My card is using Soldier Sam from Imagine That digistamp and the paper is from TLC.  Since it is the 4th of July, I thought it would be a perfect card for the occasion.  Thank you to all of those who serve and have served our country.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Proud to be Patriatric
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Button:  My Favorite Things
Jute:  May Arts
Spellbinders:  Banner
Stickers:  Paper Studio

Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 432 Add a banner/flags
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 64 A Star is born
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 195 Red, White & Blue

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy 4th of July

Today starts a new challenge at Imagine That Digistamp with the theme being Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards.  So for my card, I made a patriotic card using the American Pride Kit.  It's perfect for the 4th of July holiday.  I made a side step card.  I also used the papers from this kit.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiments:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Stars:  stash
Sparklers & fireworks:  My favorite finds

Craft your Passion - Ch. 318 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 152 Things with wings
Word Art Wednesday - Ch.236-237 Anything Goes

Happy 4th to my American friends!!!