Sunday, July 15, 2018

Happy Birthday and all that carp

I needed more male birthday cards so I made this card using the new Spellbinder die set that I got and a sentiment from TLC, Create. I tried to enter in the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge, but I was 1 minute too late tonight.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Hook, Line & Sinker
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Paper Studio; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Birthday and all that carp
Die:  My Favorite Things
Buttons:  Stash
Twine:  Hemptique

Challenges
Brown Sugar - Ch. 280 2 patterned papers
Alphabet Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
The Male Room - Ch. 89 Fish/Fishing
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 200 Lots of layers
International Art & Soul - Ch. 37 Summer Fun
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 254 Summer Fun


Friday, July 13, 2018

Life Lessons polka dots

Today it's New Release day at Catch the Bug and there is a wonderful image called Bug Window Girl.  The hilarious sentiment is from TLC, Create and so is the patterned paper.  I put velum on top on the patterned paper and lace on the top edge to look like white underwear to be silly.  I added some polka dot flowers and a 3D butterfly.  I think this is such a fun card for Friday the 13th...just in case you have a superstitious mind.





Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Polka Dot Rainbow Papers 3
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Velum:  Paper Studio
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bug Window Girl
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Life Lessons Polka Dots
Lace - Simplicity
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Flowers:  Prima
Butterfly:  Recollection
Gems:  Recollections

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - July
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 342 - 343 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 214 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 207 Flowers & Sentiment
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 388 Anything Goes

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Heavens doggy door

I can't believe that I keep having friends who are loosing their furry loved ones which is so sad.  It is also a year since I lost my Siamese male and that has been difficult.  I have two other Siamese cats, but it's just not the same.  So I made another card using the Bugaboo image of Sign it - Dog condolences and a sentiment from TLC, Create.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Core-diations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Sign it - dog condolences (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Heavens Doggy Door
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Flower:  Prima
Brad:  Paper Studio
Bling:  Mark Richards
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 207 Flower and a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 537 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 193 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Flowers

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sharing in your sorrow

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug.  For my card I used the image Sign it - Dog Condolences.  On the front of the card, I heat embossed a sentiment from MFT.  And on the inside I used one of my favorite TLC pet sentiments.  My co-worker asked me to make this card for her to give to a friend of her's.
I made it an easel card, which really impressed her.






Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Sign it - dog condolences (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things
               TLC, Create - Heavens Doggy Door
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Versa Mark
Flowers:  Prima; Recollections
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 342 - 343 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 207 Flowers and a sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 213 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Flower Challenge
QKR - Ch. 303 Anything Goes

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Happy Balloon Day

Bugaboo has this adorable image Kidz Bella Birthday Cloud which I think is so adorable and I had to make a center step card which is one of my favorite layouts.  I added a sentiment from TLC, Create and a bunch of balloon die cuts.  To make this card for a wee little girl.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Candles and confetti
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Kidz Bella Birthday Cloud (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy balloon day
Ink:  Distress - Blue Lagoon
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Die:  My Favorite Things
Stars:  Hobby Lobby
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen
Ribbon:  Offray
Pop Dots

Challenges
The Paper Players - Ch. 400 
4CC - Ch. 410 Birthday
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 253 Birthday Wishes
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 75 For a Little Girl

Deer cards for male birthdays

I always seen to run out of male birthday cards. This week it was my Godfather's birthday so I wanted a masculine card.  I used a Spellbinder die cut and made 2 cards of two different designs to come up with four quick cards.  On two cards, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create and on the other two I stamped a sentiment from Raisin Boat.





Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Recollections; Bazzil
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Celebrate Celebrate
Raisin Boat
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 520 Using Sketch 497
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 253 Birthday Wishes
4CC - Ch. 410 Birthday
CHNC  Patterned - July
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 537 Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Life's a Beach go with the flow

Tuesdays are the New Release at Catch the Bug, and today there is the Beach Flamingo.  I made a pop up box card and used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I also put a bunch of Jolee Stickers on each box flap to make this fun summer card.





Cardstock: Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Beach Flamingo
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Life's a beach go with the flow
Punches:  EK Success; Fiskars
Stickers:  Jolee's

Challenges
little red wagon - Ch. 452 Summer Fundays
4CC - Ch. 409 Summer is Here
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 25 Summer Card
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 340 - 341 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 213 Anything Goes

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Don't go to bed angry

Today starts a new challenge for Stella Says Sketch and for my card, I actually used a Stella image called, Stella Tidbits - Bed Angry.  I embossed the background and used some washi tape.
I have a co-worker who recently went through a divorce, and her -ex has not completed the tasks of the divorce so now less than a year from the final date she has to take him back for contempt...so I thought this would be a great card for her since she has been so stressed.






Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Tidbits - Bed Angry (see above for direct link)
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Washi Tape:  stash
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 206 Anything Goes with sentiment
Crafty Catz - Ch. 423 Anything Goes with option of embossing wet or dry
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 214 Wet or dry embossing
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 536 CAS
QKR - Ch. 302 Anything Goes

It's all about the cake

I wanted to make a fun birthday card, and had this great sentiment from TLC, Create.  I pulled out an old embossing folder from Cuttlebug and came up with this card.





Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Core-dinations;  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - All about the cake
Embossing Folder:  Cuddlebug
Sandpaper
Gems:  Recollections and Paper Studio

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 212 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 340 - 341 Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday - July Anything Goes with optional birthday cake
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Birthday Greetings with summer flowers

I finally had some time to play today so I actually have two cards that I posted - wow - I know that's it's been awhile since I've done that.  Here is a wonderful summer birthday sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made an easel card, which is one of my favorite designs.  I bought some new Prima flowers....just don't tell my Dad who complains about how many craft supplies that I have, lol.  I just could't help myself with the blue flowers.  Later today, I will be driving back to my hometown since it's my brother's birthday to have dinner with him and celebrate with my family.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Core-dinations; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Gladden up your future hours birthday
Spellbinder:  Small Petite Ovals; Nestabilities Label Four
Buttons:  My Favorite Things
Divine Twine
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Flowers:  Prima
Ribbon:  American Crafts

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - June
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 340 - 341 Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday - June optional Summer Birthday
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 206 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 107 Use bakers twine

Birdhouses

I made a CAS card which is difficult for me.  I couldn't decide if I wanted a new home or anniversary so I didn't put a sentiment on the front and figured I would add one to the inside.  I loved the MFT color challenge so I added that too.  I haven't had a lot of time for crafting so this was a lot of fun for me. I was cutting my grass today and I noticed that I had a large box at my front door. One of my past DT friends, Audrey,  was so generous to send me lots of goodies and I was shocked.








Cardstock:  Recollection
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Die:  My Favorite Things - Birdhouses, Stitched Squares

Challenges
My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch MFTWSC390
My Favorite Things -  Color Challenge Ch 95
4CC - Ch. 408 Dry Embossing Delight
Crafty Animals - Ch. 15
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 15

Saturday, June 23, 2018

You are Tort-ally awesome

There is a new challenge starting today at Catch the Bug and it's a color challenge.  For this I made a center step card and used the image Girl Turtle Digi Stamp which is available from Bugaboo for $1 and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Girl Turtle Digi Stamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You are Tort-ally awesome
Punches: EK Success
Flowers:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Sandpaper

Challenges
Crafty Animals - Ch. 15
Crafty Calendar - June 3 of something (flowers)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Animal Crackers
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 340 - 341 Anything Goes
4CC - Ch. 408 Dry Embossing Delights
As You Like It - Favorite Type of embossing & why (dry since gives a great background and can use sandpaper to give a deep texture with a rich color)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

I need a vacation

Today is Humor Me Wednesday at Bugaboo and I made a Bugaboo card using Stella Vacation.  I put Glossy Accents on her sunglasses, drinks and beach ball.  On June 15th is Flip Flop day and that is what I made the card in honor of.
My parents finally had their 50th Anniversary Party celebration this past weekend. It was a wonderful and the weather was perfect.  I included some pictures.



My daughter Amanda and me

My brother, Mark and me

back of hair

side of hair with braid

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 338- 339 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 117 Summer
Crafty Sentiments - Water Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 167 Summer Colors
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 205 Anything Goes with a sentiment