Saturday, December 16, 2017

Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge which is a BINGO.  For my card, I used the image, BUGSF01 Snowman Family, and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I dry embossed the snowflake background. I put Stickles on the snow on the ground and Sakura jelly glitter pen on teh snowflakes in the sky.  I have some Christmas twine and pearls on the card too.




(Texture, No Designer Paper, Bugaboo Image)
(Twine, Pearl, Bugaboo Image)

Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - BUGSF01 Snowman Family (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Let it snow, Let it snow
Pearls:  Jolee
Twine:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Stickles
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
CHNC Extra - December
QKR - Ch. 274 Anything Goes or Christmas Cards
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 187 Anything Christmas or Red, white and green
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 224 Christmas Delight
Sparkles - Ch. 83 Snowmen
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 187 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 312 - 313 Anything Goes

Follower Prize Winner


Thanks again, and the lucky winner is Kitty.  Congratulations.  I will get the email out to you.




Prize give away for one of my followers


I feel so lucky to have such wonderful followers and I truly appreciate the support and comments.  I have made a lot of great friends who have been there all these years for me and I GREATLY appreciate it.  I have been a Guest Design Team member for Bugaboo so I have had access to the stamps because of the number of cards that I have had made.  I was fortunate to win, a $12 Bugaboo gift card that I would like to giveaway to one of my lucky followers since I would like to share the love during the holiday season.  So please leave a comment by midnight central time on Friday December 15th and I will get sending this to the lucky winner.  Sorry there isn't much time, but I don't want this to expire and want you to have it before the holidays.  Thanks again for all the love and I want to share.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Penguin block trio

Today it's the Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and this adorable Penguin Block Trio is the image.  I colored them all different and then used Sakura jelly glitter pen on the snowflakes to give them some sparkle.  The dies are also from Glossy Glitter Paper.





Cardstock:  Recollections; DCWV
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Penguin block trio
Ribbon:  Michael's
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Dies:  Sizzix

Challenges
CHNC Extra - December
4CC - Ch. 381 Christmas/Winter Critters
Little Red Wagon - Ch. 423 Christmas Critters
International Art & Soul - Ch. 23 Make it Sparkle
AAA - CAS Game - Ch. 105 Sparkle
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 269 Winter

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Visions of hot LATTES danced in her head

Here is another card using a sentiment from TLC, Create and a sticker coffee mug.  I have to get some rest, because I think my head is going to explode from sinus pressure.
Remember that if you are a regular follower of my blog to scroll up if you want to be in my Bugaboo give away which ends tomorrow on Friday the 15th at midnight central time.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - see above for direct link
Sticker:  Hobby Lobby
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Ribbon: Michael's
Bling:  Michael's

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 363 Anything Christmas with optional a touch of sparkle
CHNC Extra - December
International Art & Soul - Ch. 23 Make it Sparkle

It's beginning to look a latte like Christmas

I found some wonderful stickers at Hobby Lobby of these coffee mugs.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create and I used washi tape.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sticker:  Hobby Lobby
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - A latte like Christmas
Washi Tape:  Recollections

Challenges
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 101 Christmas is Coming
CHNC - Ch. 363 Anything Christmas with optiional a touch of sparkle
CHNC Extra - December

The tough drink Hot Chocolate

I had a LONG list of things that I wanted to get done today, but I think that I'm getting the sinus crud that is going around so I had such a headache it was hard to concentrate.  I went to the post office and that put me back a load and I still have quite a few cards to get mailed out.
For my card, I used patterned paper and an image from the Sweet Shoppe.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Freezin' Season
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Craft Smith, Recollection
Stamp:  Sweet Shoppe - Freezin' Season
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Drink hot chocolate
Spellbinder:  Small and large circle
Snowflakes:  Dress it Up
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Challenges
The Paper Players - Ch. 374 Color Challenge
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflake
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 269 Winter

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Life is like a coffee cup

Here is a card made with a stamp from TLC,Create.  Paulette, has LOTS of coffee sentiments and word art on her site.  I like this sentiment which I find so true.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Life is like a coffee cup
Bling:  Michael's

Challenges
Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Ch. 351
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 187 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 312 - 313 Anything Goes
AAA - CAS Game - Ch. 105 Sparkle

Thanks a latte

I had planned to get around and do some commenting and make some cards for the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Hop, but I made some the other night that I will just post.  There are days that just don't as planned!!!  My best friend, a fellow nurse, has been sick since the weekend and called me this am and asked me to take her to the Urgent Care.  They ruled out that she didn't have pneumonia, but may have a viral influenza.  Well, it seems EVERYONE in the area is suffering from sinus issues right now, but it is that time of year then when you add stress and everything else - it is just a germ fest.  So maybe tomorrow.....I will get around to everyone or at least try.
For this card, I used a Sizzix die for the coffee cups and heat embossed a Verve sentiment.  I dry embossed the snowflake background. I made this thank you card for my daughter who needs plenty of them as a teacher.



Patterned Paper:  Pebbles; Paper Studio: Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Die:  Sizzix
Versamark
Stamp:  Verve
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Challenges
Allsorts - Wk 445 Snowflakes
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 186 Embossing Heat or Dry
Polkadoodles - Wk 49 Anything Goes


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

There is snow one like you

Today is a New Release day at Catch the Bug and it is the Prize Gift set from the Holiday Chaos set.  I colored this snowman with a hot pink scarf and blue birds.  I wanted some non-Traditional Christmas colors.
Make sure to check the site if you played the Holiday Chaos to see if you won any prizes!!!
I know this weekend we got a little snow and then Monday some more...so for those of you who also got snow please be safe since people are just getting used to slippery roads and sidewalks once again. Stay warm.  And to those in warm areas with no snow well....carry on, hehe.  As I sit in my craft room typing with my space heater going LOL.




Cardstock:  Recollections; Craft Smith
Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo
Sentiment:  Bugaboo
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Petite Ovals
Trees:  Dress it Up
Snowflakes:  Jolee
Ribbon:  Offray
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Challenges
Cheerful Sketches - December
CHNC - Ch. 363 Anything Christmas with optional a touch of sparkle
CHNC Extra - December
Allsorts - Wk 445 Snowflakes
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
QKR - Ch. 273 Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Dragonfly Dreams - Non-Traditional Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 62 Show me a Snowman
Alphabet Challenge - T for Trees
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 269 Winter

Saturday, December 9, 2017

'Cuz you're pawsome

My daughter has her pup, Gus who had his surgery on Friday.  Amanda was so upset because the paperwork when she picked him up said "Castration".  She thought that it was rather cruel.  She sent me a picture of him in the morning when he didn't understand where his food dish was.
Here is the card that I made for mainly her to settle her down.  It is using a  cute set from Newton's Nook Terrific Terriors.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white.



12-8-17

12-9-17

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Newton's Nook - Terrific Terriers (see above for direct link)
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Versamark
Hemptique
Button:  Stash

Challenges
Inky Paws - Ch. 61 Sketch
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 186 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 358 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 268 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ch. 356 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 186 Ch. 186 Embossing Heat or Dry
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 9 Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie - Ch. 411 Critters

Drink Coffee and make Christmas Cards

This card has a sentiment that is really how I feel, LOL.  So it is the perfect card for some of my crafting friends.  It is following the Viva la Verve December Sketch
 




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Verve - Santa and Coffee
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Hemptique
Snowflake:  Jolee

Challenges
Viva la Verve - December 2017
CHNC - Ch. 363 Anything Christmas with optional a touch of Sparkle
CHNC Extra - December
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 209 Anything Christmas
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 374 All tied up
Allsorts - Wk 445 Snowflakes

Merry Christmas Coffee

Last week it was all about the Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos and now it has already started the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Hop and I have my first card for that.  I used the digital stamp from Verve.  I added some bling which doesn't show up well on the holly paper.




Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Verve - Holiday Sweets
Dies:  Sugar Pea
Punches:  EK Success
Bling:  Recollection

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 363 Anything Christmas with optional touch of sparkle
CHNC Extra - December
Your Next Stamp - Sketch 79
CRAFT - Ch. 445 Color Challenge

ABC Christmas - Y for Yummy

Right beside you

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug which is Naked Stamping.  I used the stamp Right beside you silhouette which I think has a beautiful sentiment.  I have a friend who is going through a rough time since her Mother that is 87 is going through some health issues, she babysits her grandsons and one developed croup this week, her daughter is struggling with post part-em depression, she has chronic back pain with leg neuropathy that has been getting worse especially with the cold weather, her daughter in law treats her like Cinderella and when she goes to babysit she expects her to clean her house, do her laundry, take care of neighbor children and all for FREE as well as no thank yous.  So I thought this would be a good card to give her to help cheer her up and get her through some rough times. 


Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Right beside you silhouette
Doilies:  Recollection
Pearls: Jolee
Flowers:  Recollection
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - December
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 186 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 312 - 313 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 105 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 507 Anything Goes


Friday, December 8, 2017

May your days be Merry and Bright

Today is day 7 and the last day of the Holiday Chaos 2017 at Catch the Bug and it is a Friday Freebie Photo Inspiration Challenge.  The image today is AKV Christmas Tree and my sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I hope that you enjoyed all the challenges and I really enjoyed going around and seeing everyone's wonderful projects.
When I went to visit my son over Thanksgiving, I watched him and his girlfriend put up their Christmas tree which turned out to be gorgeous.  My daughter liked the design so she copied it, hehe. So they both have wonderful trees....and I'm still working on mine.




Trevor's tree

Amanda's tree

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - AKV Christmas Tree
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - May your days be Merry and Bright
Lights:  Hobby Lobby
Button:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
CHNC Extra - December
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 101 Christmas is Coming
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 106 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
613 Ave Create - Ch. 204 Anything Goes optional Christmas
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 132 Anything Goes Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 312 - 313 Anything Goes