Sunday, November 10, 2019

Let it Snow SSS 719

Today starts a new challenge with Stella Says Sketch and for my card I used one of the images from the Christmas Trio Block.  I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts. I am posting this card with the disclaimer that I am NOT trying to encourage any snow locally, lol.


Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Christmas Trio Block
Sentiment:  Hero Arts
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
        Distress Oxide - Broken China
Stencil:  Snowflakes
Snowflakes:  Jolee
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 463 Anything Christmas with optional a button or two
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 109 Let it snow
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 480 Winter
Winter Wonderland - Use Holly or Ivy on your card
Brown Sugar - Ch. 295 Anything Goes




Mojo 526 Sympathy cards

Working on more sympathy cards for my Mom for Christmas for her stash. I used sentiments from TLC, Create to make more masculine cards.






Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Die:  Sugar Pea
Bling:  Recollection

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Sketch 526
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 412 - 413 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 239 Anything Goes with a sentiment
CHNC Patterned - November
Alphabet Challenge - Q for Quick & Easy

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time to TOUCHDOWN another year

I'm late posting the Friday Freebie for Catch the Bug with this adorable Bugaboo Brat Football. I made this a center step card.   I colored him for the Green Bay Packers and the sentiment is computer generated. Since I graduated from UW-Madison I am also a big Badgers fan so he would also look good in Red and White, lol. I have also attended Packer games because most of Wisconsin is a Packer fan if they were born here.  Actually a couple of weeks ago I went to visit my children and we were all dressed in our gear for the game.





Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo Brat Football
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Buttons:  Stash
Hemp:  May Arts & Natural Fibers
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 412 - 413 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 371 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 45 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Ch. 178 Anything Goes with optional topping off the edge
Creatalicious  - Ch. 174 Anything Goes with optional for a man
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 124 Buttons and/or Bows

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Dear Autumn: Thank you

I have to remember to use other brands once in awhile and I just love Mo Manning especially this Liam in the Leaves along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I have tons of leaves that need to be raked; however, there is now snow piled on top and I don't know that we are going to have weather that will cooperate with being able to get them cleaned up anytime soon. We had the other snow melt, but are getting another couple of inches, but the temp is dropping to 29F/ -1.7C today! YIKES!!! We just aren't ready for this. Not like we have a choice...scarves, hats, mittens and boots.






Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Liam in the leaves (see above for direct link)
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Dear Autumn Leaves
Die:  My Favorite Things, Tutti, Cherry Lynn
Bling:  Recollections

Challenges
Cheerful Sketches - November 2019
Mo Manning - Ch. 285 Let's Give thanks with a Mo image
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 444 Fall/Holiday
Crafting Happiness - Ch. 21 Fall
CIC - Ch. 482 Yellow, Orange, Red (see above)
JUGS - Ch. 512 Word "Thanks"
Di's Digi Designs - Colors of Autumn
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 239 Anything Goes with a sentiment

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

I'm so pumped!

Today is a new release day at Catch the Bug and for my second card I used the image Bugaboo Brat Diabetic Girl.  The sentiment is computer generated and I punched out the flowers.  I have been diabetic since I was 11 so it's been 40 years now.  And I have had an insulin pump for over 20 years. I plan to donate these cards to my Diabetic Nurse Educator to give to new diabetics.

If you have...fatigue, thirst, hunger, unexplained weight loss, excessive urination, frequent infections or infections that won't heal, blurry vision, dry mouth, headaches, tingling in your fingers or toes please see your doctor for a blood test for diabetes.


my insulin pump that is attached to me like a leash, lol


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Carolina Coast
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo Brat Diabetic Girl (see above for direct link)
Flowers:  Tonic Punch
Enamel Dots:  Recollections
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 410 - 411 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 544 Make your own flowers
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 239 Anything Goes with a sentiment
Crafty Calendar - November Cute and Girly
Polkadoodles - Wk 44 Anything Goes

Let's get metered!

Today at Catch the Bug is New Release day and there are two new images since this is near and dear to me...I made two cards using both images.  For my first card, I used Bugaboo Brat Diabetic Boy who is testing his blood glucose.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Since I have been diabetic since the age of 11 so for 40 years these are just adorable. I will donate these cards to my Diabetic Nurse Educator to give to new diabetic children that are diagnosed.


If you have...fatigue, thirst, hunger, unexplained weight loss, excessive urination, frequent infections or infections that won't heal, blurry vision, dry mouth, headaches, tingling in your fingers or toes please see your doctor for a blood test for diabetes.

my meter that I carry in my purse with me

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Hey Daddy Yo
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo Brat Diabetic Boy (see above for direct link)
Punch:  EK Success
Buttons:  Stash
Hemptique
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 410-411 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 370 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Ch. 40 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments  - Ch. 239 Anything Goes with a sentiment
Creatalicious - Ch. 174 Anything Goes with optional for a man

Monday, November 4, 2019

Santa Gift Card

Today at Catch the Bug it's Anything but a Card. I made a gift card using the Christmas Trio Block.  I will be using all the images of the set. See below for how simple it was to make.






Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Christmas trio block (see above for direct link)
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Die:  Gift card Momenta

Challenges
Not Just Cards - October Anything Goes
CHNC - Ch. 462 Anything Christmas with optional something beginning with letter "H"
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas/Winter
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 109 Christmas
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 46 Christmas
Sparkles Christmas - Ch. 106 Santa
Fab'n Funky - Ch. 455 Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 606 Christmas/ Holidays
Papercrafting Business - Ch. 24 Gift Giving

Friday, November 1, 2019

We're Praying for You - 340

Today I am posting a sympathy card that I made using a sketch from Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge.  For this card, I heat embossed a sentiment from a retired Verve stamp set. I added some punched butterflies and a flower.
I can't believe that's November 1st already. Last night for Halloween we had 4 inches of snow for the kids to trudge through....I didn't even have a chance to get my steps shoveled off, argh. It took my 1.5 hours to get to work. I love snow on my cards just don't like driving in it, lol.




Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Verve
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Arts
Flower:  Recollections
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Ribbon:  Michael's
Glue Dots

Challenges
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 239 Anything Goes with a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 410 - 411 Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 108 Something that starts with "S" (Sympathy, Stripes, silver)
Crafty Creations - Ch. 401 Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Winter Snowman

Today at Catch the Bug it's New Release day or an image has been added to the new store that was from the old store.  Today we have Snowman Winter.  I added Stickles to the snow areas and some bling to the snowflakes. And I went with a traditional red and green...I know shocking since I do prefer non-traditional colors.  Welcome to Claudia, my new follower, if you leave a comment with your blog address I will follow you too.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; DCWV
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Snowman Winter (see above for direct link)
Stickles
Bling:  Recollections


Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 461 Anything Christmas with optional make your own background
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 108 Something beginning with "S" (Snowman, snowflakes, stickles, spots)
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 605 Sparkles
Winter Wonderland - Merry and Bright
Sparkles Christmas - Make us laugh
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Ch. 140 Anything Goes as long as it's cute

Sunday, October 27, 2019

A is for Autumn

Today at Catch the Bug is a new Stella Says Sketch and for my card I used Scarecrow Sitter and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Right now all Halloween and Fall images at 40% off at Catch the Bug. Autumn is my favorite time of year, until I have to rake. We have had sooo much rain. I managed to get a quick walk in today before it started to rain...again. They say we don't have a good display of leaves also because of our rain and winds just knocking the leaves off the trees so we are not having the beautiful colors, argh. I have a few pictures as I leaving for work in the morning and tonight had a beautiful sunset.




10-22-19 Tuesday

10-23-19 Wednesday

10-26 Saturday

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarecrow Sitter (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - A is for Autumn (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Michael's
Spectrum Noir on hat buckle
Punch:  EK Success

Challenges
QKR - Ch. 369 Anything Goes
Di's Digi Design - Halloween or Harvest
Papercraft - Ch. 48 Fall
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 121 Forever Autumn
Creatalicious - Ch. 173 Anything Goes with optional Autumn/Halloween
CIC - Ch. 481 Fall theme

Friday, October 25, 2019

Autumn is in the air

Today at Catch the Bug is Friday Freebie and for my card is Scarecrow and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  With the temperatures dropping and having to turn the heat on...my skin has been dry so I feel like it is scratchy like a scarecrow.  So I feel that I look like this image, lol.



Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarecrow (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Autumn is in the air
Hemp:  MayArts
Pearls:  Recollections
Die:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 410-411 Anything Goes
CIC - Ch. 481 Fall theme
Papercraft - Ch. 48 Fall
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 121 Forever Autumn
Creatalicious - Ch. 173 Anything Goes with optional Autumn/Halloween

Lavinia Halloween

Well I just love the Lavinia stamps and I finally made a card with them. I used a pre-made background of their papers which is 6 inches X 6 inches which I thought was perfect for fall colors. Then I used black embossing powder for the images and foam dots for the TLC, Create sentiment that I colored in to match the paper. For the spider web I used a sparkly black embossing powder. And so ta-dah, my first Lavinia card.










Patterned Paper:  Lavinia Magical Moonlight (see above)
Stamps:  Lavinia Stamps: Mooch, Bats, Fairy Web, Mini branch, Maple leaf mini, Mini leaf 1, Forest Scene
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Arts; Ranger - Black Sparkle
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Halloween scalloped label
Foam dots

Challenges
Lavinia World - Ch. 12
Her Peaceful Garden - 2019 Cat Lovers Blog Hop
Double D - Silhouettes

Crafty Animals - Ch. 31
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 321 Embossing
Crafty Friends - Ch. 121 Embossing
Double Trouble - Ch. 41
   Thing 1 use at least 3 colors purple, green, blue, orange, yellow, red, brown
   Thing 2 Crafting Happiness
   Thing 3 Include something that flies (bats)
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 443 One Layer Wonder