Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Have a Witchingly Wonderful Halloween

Today at Catch the Bug it's a New Release and the image is JJ October and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  The patterned paper is also from TLC, Create.  I wanted to do something different so I did my JJ in blue so she is stylin'.  I added Glossy Accents to her glasses.




Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Witches & Spiders Papers 5
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo JJ October
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Witchingly Wonderful Halloween
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Ribbon:  Olfray
Spider webs:  Martha Stewart
Glossy Accents
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen

Challenges
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 214 Fall or Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 551 Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters - Cute Spooks
Sweet Stampin' - Halloween
Pattie's Creation - Ch. 151 Autumn or Halloween
QKR - Ch. 317 Anything Goes

Monday, October 15, 2018

Breast Cancer Angel 2

As I said before, I had several more cards to make using the Bugaboo Ava Heart image and the sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made the one for Mother who is a 9 year survivor and this one is for my Aunt is who is currently going through treatments now.  She is HER 2 positive so she has a year long of treatments to go through.  She happens to be my Godmother and is a retired nurse.  So this is the card that I made for her.




Patterned Paper:  Me and My Big Idea; Paper Sudio
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ava Heart (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Die Cuts:  My Favorite Things
Ribbon:  Michael's 
Button:  Papertrey
Flower:  Recollections
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 356 - 357 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 115 Mostly Pink Breast CA Month
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 112 Pretty Pinks or Halloween
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 97 Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Courage

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug, and the theme is Cowboys and Cowgirls.  I used the image, Cowboy Saddle and a sentiment from TLC, Create.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cowboy Saddle (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Courage Saddle Up
Spellbinder:  Small and Large petite ovals
Star:  Memory Keepers
Twine:  Natural Fibers

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - October
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 356 - 367 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 223 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 413 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 401 Anything Goes

Monday, October 8, 2018

Breast Cancer Angel

As it happens my Mother is a 9 year survivor of breast cancer this year so this is the card that I made for her. Now she has two sisters that were diagnosed this year with breast cancer so I will also be making them cards as well with variations of this image and sentiment.  So my Mom with be getting genetic testing done this year since my Grandmother also had breast cancer....so we will see what that means for me and my daughter.
For my card the image is from Bugaboo called Ava Heart and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  The patterned paper is from Imagine That Digistamp by Kris - Awareness Ribbon Pink Digi Papers.



Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp by Kris - Awareness Ribbons Pink (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ava Heart (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Beauty, Grace, and Hope
Marker:  Stampin' Up - Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Memento - Angel Pink
Ribbon:  Simplicity and Michael's
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollection
Die:  My Favoire Things
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Challenges
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 112 Pretty Pinks or Halloween
CHNC Patterned - October
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 97 Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Crafty Cardmaker - Ch. 219 Lace or Ribbon


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Quilt Squares with sympathy

I always like to have sympathy cards on hand for when that dreaded occasion.  With it being World Card Making Day yesterday, I thought it would be a good time to get a couple added to the stash.  For the card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I did a technique for a quilt square that I found on Pinterest.





Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - With Sympathy
Button:  Stash
Divine Twine
Ribbon:  American Crafts

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 354 - 355 Anything Goes
JUGS - Ch. 461 Sympathy
ATG with TLC - Ch. 24
QKR - Ch. 316 Anything Goes

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fat, Jolly and Generous

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it's a Anything Goes Challenge.  For this challenge, I made another Twisted Pop-Up Card using Reindeer Blocks and an additional sentiment from TLC, Create.
I made this in non-Traditional colors ad added some die cut snowflakes and pearls.
I love the sentiment because I feel like those are the words that describe me too, lol.







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Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Reindeer Blocks
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Fat, Jolly, Generous
Dies:  Sizzix
Punch:  EK Success
Gems:  Recollection
Pearls:  Jolee

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 354-355 Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 142 Anything Goes with optional paper strips instead of ribbon
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 19 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 19
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 3 October
CHNC - Ch. 406 Anything Christmas optional add a flower or more

Friday, October 5, 2018

You are One Tough Cookie

Today at Catch the Bug there is a new Friday Freebie with JJ Wrench and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  It just works out that my supervisor had a rough week and I walked in her office to her having a break down after a group of my co-workers had attacked her.  So I thought this would be an appropriate card to give her since I have been in management and I know that just because you are the leader you still have feelings.
For the glasses I put Glossy Accents. Make sure to get this image this week while it's FREE.




Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo JJ Wrench
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You are one tough cookie
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Glossy Accents
Punch:  EK Success

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 354 - 355 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 400 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 550 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Ch. 8 Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Happy Teacher's Day

At Catch the Bug today is Humor Me Wednesday and I chose to celebrate that October 5th is World Teacher's Day so my card is using the image Deacon - School Sign It.  On the sign, I put a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I put two punched apples and one is on pop dots, and I put a yellow paper clip that I had in my stash.  I saw my daughter this past weekend and gave her this card with a Starbucks gift card and on the envelope I put - DO NOT OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 5th!  So it's driving her crazy because I wouldn't tell her what the card is for. lol





Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Deacon School Sign It (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Happy Teacher's Day
Paper clip:  Stash
Apples:  Martha Stewart
Pop Dots - 3M

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - October
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 354 - 355 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 222 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Ch. 27 Anything Goes

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wonder-fall

I can't believe how the temperature has dropped. WOW it gets cold now at night and I have to pull out an extra blanket so that I won't freeze anything when I am sleeping.  I know it's bad when my cats are curling up on top of me for body heat...and I'm never hot.  And they are nagging me to go to bed so they can cuddle which is also not like them.
Today starts a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug, and I used a fall image of Scarecrow Trio and used only 2 of the 3 images. The sentiment is from TLC, Create.




Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarecrow Trio
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Die Cut:  My Favorite Things
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 549 Autumn
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 204 Autumn fall leaves
CRAFT - Ch. 484 Autumn / Weather
4CC - Ch. 422 Happy Fall Y'all
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 265 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 354- 355 Anythhing Goes

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Things that make me happy

One last card that I made today, that has a sentiment from TLC, Create. I find that fall is my favorite season except for when it comes to raking leaves.  I enjoy looking at the gorgeous array of colors though.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Splendiferous; Recollections
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Image:  Скрапбукинг, рукоделие
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Things that make me happy
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Punch:  Tonic


Challenges
Double D - If the Shoe Fits
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 264 2 or more patterned papers
Crafty Friends - Ch. 93 Autumn Colors
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 212 Fall and sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 80 Thoughts of Fall
Crafty Sentiments - Fall colors
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 127 Fall Festival of Colors

Welcome back

I have a friend that is away on business and it is taking long than expected, so I have a welcome home card for when the journey is completed.  I know how frustrating it is when things don't go as planned.  I made this as a Gatefold Card.  The image and sentiment are both from TLC, Create.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Image:  TLC, Create - Travel Airplane Tag
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - #Welcome back
Spellbinder:  Pennant, large circle
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Button:  Stash
Jute:  May Arts

Challenges
Creatalicious - Ch. 147 Anything Goes with optional circles
Word Art Wednesday - 352 - 353 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 113 Anything Goes
The Male Room - Ch. 94 Geometric
Di's Design - For the Boys

It should be ILLEGAL

I have been a nurse for 28 years and have worn "comfortable" shoes so that I could work.  So that when I want to wear something for fun or stylish, it still is low heel and comfy.  My daughter and Mother are height challenged and are more able to wear heels.  I find shoes with a heel attractive...I just would break my neck trying to walk in them.  My daughter took dance for many years and wore toe shoes so she is much more able to do it and accustomed to foot pain.  I found this wonderful image and had to make a card with it and also some great gems.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.






Cardstock:  Recollections
Image:  Unknown
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Should be Illegal
Spellbinder:  Eyelet Square
Gems:  Mark Richards, Paper Studio, Michael's, Dolce
Ribbon:  Michel's
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Cheerful Sketches - September
Double D - If the shoe fits
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 352 - 353 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 486 Water or the color Blue
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 410 Add some texture
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 227 One for the ladies/girls
The Creative Crafters - Ch. 8 Anything Goes

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Nutty time of year

Today at Catch the Bug starts a new Stella Says Sketch.  For my card, I chose Autumn Squirrel with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Fall is my favorite season, until it comes to raking all the leaves that I have with the big oak trees in my yard.






Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Autumn Afternoon
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Autumn Squirrel
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Nutty time of year
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Acorns:  Jolee
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 352 - 353 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe  - Ch. 204 Autumn or Spring
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 212 Fall and a sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 80 Thoughts of Fall
The Cutie Pie - Ch. 127 Autumn Colors
Crafty Animals - Ch. 18 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Ch. 92 Embossing Wet or Dry
Brown Sugar - Ch. 282 All creatures great and small

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Happy Birthday To You

As a family we have spent a lot of time visiting Disney World, and then my step daughter has also been a performer there.  My husband was a conductor of the college band for a summer a LONG time ago as well. We would go several times a year so my children know all the rides and attractions.  So with a little help of my die cuts and punches I was able to make this card.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.



Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Birthday to you
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Punches:  EK Success
Pearls:  Recollections
Bling:  Mark Richards
Ribbon:  Michel's

Challenges
Creatalicious - Ch. 147 Anything Goes with optional circles
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 547 Die Cuts or Punches
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with topping of die cuts or punches
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and/or punches
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 111 Ribbon and/or Lace

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Just don't forget your depends!

Today is Oldie but Goodie at Catch the Bug and for my card, I used Stella Red Hat - Depends.  I actually made a blue hat to match the paper, but used several shades of red on the card.  I did put Glossy Accents on her glasses.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Girl Talk
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Red Hat - Depends (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Colorbox
Flowers:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Die Cut:  My Favorite Things
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Glossy Accents

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - September
Dream Valley - Ch. 186 Girlie
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 219 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 397 Anything Goes
Polkadoodle - Wk 36 Anything Goes