Sunday, January 21, 2018

May your day be as sweet as cupcake frosting

Today there is a new sketch at Catch the Bug SSS602.  For my card, I used Bugaboo Brat Cupcake Sitter and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Who doesn't love a GOOD cupcake???



Patterned Paper:  Recollections; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bugaboo Brat Cupcake Sitter
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - January
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 318 - 319 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 195 Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 377 Girly
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 157 Anything Goes

Love heart shaker card

I've had this heart colored for quite sometime, but finally but it together.  I decided to make it a shaker card.  The heart frame is from Just Me.  My daughter and her boyfriend celebrated their 5th Anniversary together so I am planning to send it to them.





Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Just Me (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Sizzix
Acetate: Unknown stash
Sequins:  Pretty Posh
Foam tape & red tape (AC)
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Challenges
CRAFT - Ch. 451 Love/Valentines
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 363 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creation - Ch. 43 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Ch.18 Anything Goes

Celebrate Fifty

On Friday, I had to take my best friend for a surgical procedure so it was a crazy day.  Yesterday it was in the 40s here after we had it so cold, so that the 7 inches of snow that we got last week melted.  Now today we are expecting to have freezing rain...we can't win with this weird weather.  So I have been in a strange mood...so I decided to make a birthday card for my -ex husband who is EXACTLY 6 months older than me.  He is paranoid about aging so it is a revenge since I can point out his age, hehe.  I am mean...and it isn't a full moon.  I think age is only a number and you are only as old as you feel.  As a nurse we would refer to people being "old" for their age or "young" for their age and I totally agree.
For my card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I put three snowflakes on it with some twine, and kept it simple.





Sunset 1/20/18


Patterned Paper:  Verve (free sample that came with stamps)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Celebrate Fifty
Dies:  My Favorite Things; Sizzix; Sugar Pea
Hemptique
Bling:  Recollectioins
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Challenges
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC368
AAA - CAS Game - Ch. 107 Chilled
Crafty Catz - Ch. 400 Anything Goes with optional males birthday
Sweet Stampin' - Men's Cards
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 186 January Blues
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 103 January Blues
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 203 Bling's the Thing

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Three

My best friend's grandson's birthday is in January and he will be three.  This is the card that I made for him.  The image is retired from Bugaboo and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I made this card also for the Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge which is a BINGO.  I actually used all the elements so it can go down any row or column.






Jayce getting his card

Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - KPT Boy
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Three
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Punches:  EK Success & Fiskar
Buttons:  Stash
Ribbon:  Michael's
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Pearls:  Recollection

Challenges
Polkadoodles - Wk 3 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 400 Anything Goes with optional males birthday
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 96 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 279 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 513 Something Fun

Cleared for take off

I wanted a male card, and I just love this sentiment and paper which is from TLC, Create.  I ink and distressed the papers.  I found some tickets that I had in my stash.


Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Cleared for Take Off 3
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Unknown freebie
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Cleared for Take Off
Spellbinder:  Small petite oval; Ribbon Banner
Ink:  Distres - Old Paper;  Weathered Wood
Divine Twine
Tickets: Stash
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Distress Tool:  Tim Holtz

Challenges
The Male Room - Ch. 77 Vintage
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 363 Anything Goes
Simon Says - Wednesday add a sentiment
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 107 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Ch. 18 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown -  Ch. 375 Distressing
Sweet Stampin' - Men's Cards

Holding you close to my heart

Here is a center step card that I made with one of the newer images from Mo Manning, my Valentine Fairy.  I just love the innocent look, Mo is so good at those.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Forever Mine
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - my Valentine Fairy (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder;  Small and large petite oval
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts & Recollections
Angel Glimmer Mist
Button Hearts:  Pebbles
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen

Challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 513 Something Fun
Creatalicious - Ch. 131 Anything Goes with optional cute
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 377 Girly
CRAFT - Ch. 451 Love/Valentines
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 190 Anything Goes

Friday, January 19, 2018

Happy balloon day!

Finally Day 7 of the Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash and final day which is a Freebie Friday with a Color Challenge and add some Sprinkles.  The freebie is Bugaboo Birthday Bird 01 and my sentiment is from TLC, Create.  Today is the FINAL DAY!!!




prize set

Four Daily prizes will be drawn.  Someone will win one of the following prizes each day - 
10 Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
OR the freebie set created exclusively to celebrate Bugaboo's 8th Birthday

GRAND PRIZES
Grand prize winners will be drawn for the three lucky participants who participate in each daily event throughout the week.

Grand prize - $125 free images and guest DT spot for 3 months
2nd place a $50 gift card and Guest DT spot for 2 months
3rd place - $25 gift certificate and guest DT spot for one month

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Birthday Bird 01
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Balloon Day
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Ink:  Memento - Lady Bug
Stickles
Glossy Accents
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Dots:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Michael's
Cupcake:  Recollections

Challenges
Simon Says - Monday Birds of a Feather
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 195 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 3 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 170 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 109 Hooray for Birthdays
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Baked with Love

I love vintage images, but just don't get a chance to play with them as often as I like.  Here is one from TLC, Create as well as the sentiment.  I distressed the edges of it as well as the paper.  I also ink distressed the sentiment.  I found some lace in my stash that I forgot that I had, but I don't even know where I got it.  It reminds me of my Grandmother.



Patterned Paper:  Prima
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Making a List
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Baked with Love
Ink:  Tim Holtz - Distress - Old Paper
Doily - Recollection
Flowers: Recollection & Paper Studio
Lace:  Unknown
Pearls/bling:  Prima
Corner:  Momenta
Distress Tool:  Tim Holtz

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - January
Get Creative - Ch. 65 Use Pearls & Lace
Double D - Kitchen is the Heart of the Home

Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 375 Distressing
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 318 - 319 Anything Goes

Thursday, January 18, 2018

A little birdie told me....It's your Birthday!

It's already day 6 of the Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash and today is the Oldie but Goodie Challenge using an a bugaboo oldie (birds, butterflies or birthday) following the recipe of kraft, ribbon and bold colors.  For my card, I used the pre-colored image of Bug bird trio summer and a sentiment that I inked from Stampendous.  I made an easel card.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bird Trio Summer (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Stampendous
Ink:  Color Box & Distress - Concord Grape
Dies:  Sizzix
Button:  Dress it Up
Hemp:  Natural Fibers
Bling:  Michael's
Flower:  Recollection
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Challenges
Simon Says - Monday Birds of a Feather
A Snowflake Promise - Ch. 47 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 190 Anything Goes
Scribbles - 5th Birthday Party

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Holy Cluck...Another 'Bird' day?

We are already on Day 5 at the Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash and it is Humor Me with Cupcakes Challenge today.  For my card, I used the image, chickz - holy cluck another birdday which comes with the sentiment.  I have a few old hen friends of mine that this is perfect for, hehe.


Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil;  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - chickz - holy cluck another birdday (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Michael's
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Spellbinder:  Delightful Circles
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
Simon Says - Monday Birds of Feather
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 24 Anything Goes
Classic DT Open - Ch. 21
Love to Scrap - Ch. 105 Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bee mine?

I just love the Mo Manning image, Bee Mine and I used it when I made this center step card.  I put Sakura jelly glitter pen on the bee wings and flight pattern and the girl's skirt ruffle and wings.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Felicity
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Bee Mine (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Ribbon:  Michael's
Pearls/Bling:  Prima
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Punches:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 316 - 317 Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned - January
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 190 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 228 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 180 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ch. 358 Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open - Ch. 21 Anything Goes

Birthday BINGO

Today is Day 4 of the Birthday Bash at Bugaboo and I goofed!!!  I forgot to give my card to be in the post with the New Release, argh!!!  I had a birthday party to go to this weekend and I hurried to finish it, but forgot to post it for submission...oops.  So, I'm still posting it on my blog.  I made a Double Dutch Fold card using the Happy Birthday Sister.



(Cake/cupcakes, Bugaboo image, Bold colors)

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Happy Birthday Sister
Glossy Accents
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Flowers:  Recollection
Bling:  Duct Tape

Challenges
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 376 Let's be Happy
Dream Valley - Ch. 170 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - U use 3 of something (bling, cupcakes)
A Snowflake Promise - Ch. 47 Anything Goes

Monday, January 15, 2018

Birthday dog gift bag

Today is day 3 of the Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash and today the challenge is to make something that is not a card that you would use for a birthday party.  If you follow me, you know about Gus, my daughter's Teddy Bear pup, which will have a birthday coming up so this is a gift bag for him.  He is sooooo spoiled. When I went to pick up some items to give him for Christmas, the lady at the store, asked me how many dogs I had, hehehe...only one very spoiled grandpup with a wardrobe larger than some men I know, no lie.
For my bag, I used one of the images from the Birthday Puppies Set.  I didn't add additional items on the bag because I was afraid Gus would chew them off.






Bag:  MPR Associates, Inc
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Birthday Puppies Set
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Not just cards - Anything Goes
Allsorts - No patterned paper
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 14, 2018

HB to someone I would share my cupcakes with

Today is Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash Day 2 which is a Sketch Challenge.  It really is an easy one.  I used the Bugabdaybird2 Birthday Bird 02 along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bugaboo Birthday Bird 02
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - HBday share cupcakes
Spellbinder:  Small Circle; Teardrop Circle
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - January
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 362 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 106 Anything Goes



Saturday, January 13, 2018

Guess who's turning 18

My son's girlfriend is turning 18 on the 18th so it is her GOLDEN birthday.  They are planning to come visit me sometime later in the month.  I made this card also for the start of the 8th Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug.  Check the site for all the wonderful prizes and daily challenges for the week.  Today starts the first one which is "Bold and Bright Birthday Wishes".    The image is Lil Kidz Cupcake and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.






Prize Set

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Lil Kidz Cupcake
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Guess who's turning 18
Punches:  EK Success; Fiskars
Glitter:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 316 - 317 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 189 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ch. 358 Anything Goes
Di's Digi Challenge - Birthday Challenge
QKR - Ch. 278 Anything Goes