Saturday, June 15, 2019

Happy Pig

I have some stamps that I have colored, and are sitting on a pile waiting to be put together so I grabbed this adorable Happy as a Pig from QKR and used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Just love that curly tail, lol.



Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  QKR - Happy as a Pig (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - I love you more than pigs
Punches:  EK Success
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Divine Twine
Buttons:  Stash
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug & Darice

Challenges
Double Trouble - Ch. 30 Let the Troubles Begin / Stenciling embossing 
  Thing 1 Embossing Folders used two of them
  Thing 2 Also participate in challenge with 2 Crafty Critter Crazies (see below)
  Thing 3 Farm Animal  used pig
Crafty Animals - Ch. 27
QKR - Ch. 352 Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart - Woodwork

Cat got your tongue?

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and the theme is a BINGO.  I was able to use all the elements.  I used a new image called, Kitty Your Purrfect along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.
Have a wonderful weekend and be safe!







Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Can we keep it
Cardstock:  Recollections; Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Kitty your Purrfect (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Die:  Tutti
Ribbon:  American Craft
Lace:  Paper Studio
Button:  My Favorite Things
Divine Twine
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Pearls:  Recollection

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 245 Anything Goes
Your Next Step - Ch. 116 Pets
Crafty Animals - Ch. 27
Show us your Pussycats - Ch. 43 Furrything Goes

Friday, June 14, 2019

Turn your face to the sun

I wish that we would get some sunny days instead of all this rain. Today there is a new Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and the image is Flower pots.  My card has a sentiment from TLC, Create.  This is such a fun image and can be used for so many occasions so be sure to grab it while it is available for the next week.



Patterned Papers:  Sweet Shoppe - Rose Garden
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Core-diations
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Flower pots
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Be like the flower
Dies:  Sugar Pea
Punches: Martha Stewart
Bling:  Mark Richards
Ribbon:  Michael's
Ink:  Distress - Broken China
Stencil:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Sisterhood of Crafters - Three B's (Bees, birds, butterflies)
Alphabet Challenge - F for flowers
Fab 'n Funky - Ch.444 June Blooms
Crafting by Designs - Summer Fun
Penny Paper Crafty -  Ch. 434 Anything Goes

Oh say can you see...?

So sorry I am so far behind this week.  I share a job with a co-worker and she is off this week so I have to do the work by myself so I am overwhelmed.  I have been working long hours to keep up, then add that I am switching off this antibiotic sinus rinse to now a 21 day oral antibiotic regimen....and I am already exhausted. So if I don't get to your blog to visit this week please forgive me since I am having to make it to birthday, graduation and Father's Day parties. Some days just don't have enough hours in them, lol. Or my geenie, elf, fairy, or whoever is willing to help I don't discriminate has not arrived yet.
For this card, I used an Oldie Stella Calendar July USA.  On the right side I added a strip of red washi tape.
Enjoy your Friday and upcoming weekend.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - This is Life
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp: Bugaboo - Stella Calendar July USA (see above for direct link)
Flower:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Washi Tape:  Recollections

Challenges
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 302 Washi Wonders
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 245 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - F for Flowers
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 229 Anything Goes & Sentiment


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Friends Forever

Today there is a new image at Catch the Bug, called Canadian Pup. For my card I added a sentiment from TLC, Create. Being on my blog, I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful card making friends from all over this planet. I am blessed to have such great people to call friends.  So this card will be sent to one in Canada.



Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Canadian Pup
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Friends Forever
Ink:  Distress - Broken China
Stencil - My Favorite Things
Flowers:  Paper Studio and Recollections

Challenges
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 27 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 27 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 142 Summer
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 390 - 391 Anything Goes

USA Pup

Today there is a new image at Catch the Bug, called USA Pup. For my card I added a sentiment from TLC, Create. I embossed the blue paper with stars and rubbed white chalk ink on it. This pup looks like my daughter's pup, Gus.





Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo USA Pup
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Ink:  Distress - Broken China
Chalk:  Color Box
Stencil - My Favorite Things
Stars:  Paper Stash
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Challenges
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 27 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 27 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 142 Summer
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 390 - 391 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 351 Anything Goes

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Belle

Today at Catch the Bug there is a new challenge and the theme is Fairy Tale/Fantasy.  I just love this one so actually I made two Belle cards. This second one is using Belle of the Ball. I put a gold doily behind the image along with a bow and roses.  I didn't add a sentiment to this one since I wasn't sure if I wanted it for a birthday or for something else so I thought I could add it later.


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Enchanted
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Belle of the Ball (see above for direct link)
Doily:  Wilton
Roses:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Michel's

Challenges
Alphabet Challenge - F for Flowers
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 98 Foxy Ladies or foxes
Crafter's Cafe - Feminine and/or Embossed
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 585 Anything Goes
Double D - Rose Garden


Party like a Princess!

Today at Catch the Bug there is a new challenge and the theme is Fairy Tale/Fantasy.  I just love this one so actually I made two Belle cards. The first one is using the image, Bella and Friends and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Not only did my children watch this video growing up, but we have seen the musical. So it holds a special place in my heart. I put liquid applique on the candle.


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Enchanted
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bella and Friends (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Party like a Princess!
Ribbon: Michael's
Punches:  EK Success
Liquid Applique

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 390 - 391 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 465 Anything Goes with optional Birthdays
Seize the Birthday - Ch. 167 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 433 Anything Goes

Friday, June 7, 2019

Keep your balls clean...

Today is Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and today it's Gus Golf. I just had to add some Crackle Accents to his glasses and golf club (yes it was by accident when I was planning to use Glossy Accents). This is the  month to catch up on the masculine birthdays since that is a masculine and Father's Day is a theme this month.


Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Gus Golf
Crackle Accent

Challenges
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch 235 Masculine
Crafty Calendar - June Masculine
Dragonfly Dreams - For a Man/Boy
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 41 It's a Man's World
Crafty Friends - Ch. 111 Men/Boys



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

You graduated!

Today at Catch the Bug it's New Release and we have this adorable Grad Bear and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I plan to give this card to my nephew who is graduating from 4K on Wednesday. He inviting me to attend, but I can't get the day off from work unfortunately.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Graduation Bear
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You Graduated
Paper clip - At home in office

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 566
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 388 - 389 Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 97 Graduation
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 442 Recycling (paper clip)
little red wagon - Ch. 499 Upcycle/ recycle (paper clip)

Monday, June 3, 2019

hi

Today at Catch the Bug, it's Anything but a card and I made a gift tag for a hand soap from Bath and Body Works to give to a friend.  I used two of the four squares from 4 Square Floral.





Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  4 Square Floral
Flower:  Prima
Pearl: Jolee
Die:  My Favorite Thing
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Challenges
Creatalicious - Ch. 164 Anything Goes with optional blue
Love to Craft - Ch. 35 Anything Goes


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sweet Strawberry

I love a lot of fruits and in the summer I especially love strawberries. Here is an image/sentiment from TLC, Create.




Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Paper Studio
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Sweet Strawberry
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Enamel dots:  Paper Studio

Challenges
TSOT - Ch. 409
Double Trouble - Ch. 29 National Brow Bag It Day
   Thing 1 - Use Kraft Paper
   Thing 2 - Use Sketch from TSOT
   Thing 3 - Strawberries
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 432
Crafty Catz - Ch. 464 It's Summertime
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 244

My fake plants died...

Today starts a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.  For my card I used the image, Grumpy Gertrude fake plants.  I thought I put Glossy Accents on her glasses, but by mistake it was Crackle Accents...oops. I embossed the die cut behind the image and rubbed it with sandpaper.





Patterned Paper;  Paper Studio; Bazzil
Cardsotck:  Core-dinations; Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Grumpy Gertrude fake plants (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Label #5
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Bling:  Paper Studio
Flower:  Paper Studio
Crackle Accents
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
Embossing Folder:  We are Memory Keepers
Sandpaper

Challenges
Creative Knockouts - ch. 300 Embossing Delight
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 228 Nature and sentiment
QKR - Ch. 350 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 22 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 457 Crazy Egg with twist coffee
Alphabet Challenge - E for Embossing Folder

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Jolly

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and since it's the first Saturday of the month it's Anything Goes. For my card, I used Santa Clause and colored him in non-traditional colors. The sentiment is a die cut from Sizzix. I wanted to keep up with doing a couple holiday cards each month so I started with one right away the beginning of the month.  Next month, we will have our Christmas in July Celebration at Catch the Bug and have some fun themes for that.


Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Recollection; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Santa Clause (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Jolly die cut from Sizzix
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Snowflakes:  Dress it Up

Challenges
Cute 'n Crafty Christmas - Ch. 14
CHNC - Ch. 440 Anything Christmas with optional include a bear
Creatalicious - Ch. 164 Anything Goes with optional blue
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - May snowflakes
Crafting by Design - Getting ready for Christmas

Friday, May 31, 2019

Bon appetit

Today it's Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug, and today it's Cp Platter, and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.
oops. I started the post...and didn't get back to it. That's been the problem this week.  I went to see the ENT doctor and found out that I still have pus that is growing in my sinus cavity.  When I had my sinus surgery in January they only drained 2 of the 3 sinus cavities so I am still having problems. So...after they got a culture of the nasty stuff, now I have an antibiotic that I have to add directly to my sinus rinse which I agree is better than taking it orally, but I have to do it three times a day so I have to do it at work too, YUCK! So I am hoping this helps, if not I have to have a re-do of the surgery.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cp Platter
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Bon Appetit
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
Die:  Sugar Pea
Divine Twine

Challenges
Dream Valley - Ch. 203 Only Boys Allowed
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 244 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 388 - 389 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 432 Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

You make Happiness Bloom

Today it's New Release day at Catch the Bug and the image is Watering Can Peeker and my sentiment is from TLC, Create. I did my creation differently than my team members.  They have a flower on top of her head which was just too much for me so it's up to your creativity on how you color the image. I put a drop of Glossy Accents on the water drop at the end of the watering can.




Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny 
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Watering can peeker
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You make Happiness Bloom
Flowers:  Prima
Bling:  Michael's
Ladybug:  Dress it Up
Flourish:  Quik Kutz
Die:  My Favorite Things
Glossy Accents
Spectrum Noir

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 565
QKR - Ch. 349 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch.299 Fancy Flourishes
YNS - Ch. 114 School's Out for summer
Crafty Friends - Ch. 110 Anything Goes

Monday, May 27, 2019

Flower Watering Can

For those of you in the countries that celebrate it Happy Memorial Day!
For my card, I used image from Bugaboo called Flower Watering Can and this is one that I colored a LONG time ago using Derwent Watercolour Pencils.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.






Patterned Papers:  We are Memory Keepers
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Flower Watering Can (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - a cause for Celebration
Spellbinder:  Small circle, small floral circle
Punch:  EK Success
Divine Twine
Flowers:  Recollection
Heart:  Recollection
Pencils:  Durwent Watercoulor 

Challenges
Color Throwdown - Ch. 544 (see above)
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 36 (see above)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 388 - 389 Anything Goes
little red wagon - Ch. 498 Flower Frenzy
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 583 Square

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Reliable as Dad

My Dad did a lot of work on my house the past few years; however, since I went back to work he has not been around much.  He would come with my Uncle who is younger than my Dad and a family friend and both of them have had health issues so my Dad has been left doing his own work by himself so he doesn't have time to help me.  Which is understandable since he is almost 74 years old.  He answers all my questions though.
For my card, I sprayed Glimmer Mist on the paper and used a pre-colored tool box from Dee Dee's which went out of business over 3 years ago. The sentiment is from TLC, Create. I found some cork ribbon and tape measure ribbon which I thought was fitting for this card.






Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp:  Dee Dee's - Tool Time
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Reliable as Dad
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Ribbon:  Offray and Michael's
Die:  My Favorite Things
Glimmer Mist
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 388 - 389 Anything Goes
CRAFT - Ch. 514 Father's Day / Male
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 141 Masculine
The Male Room - Ch. 111 Anything Goes with optional origami
Double D - Frames
As You Like It - Favorite His or Hers (and why?)  His, we always seem to be making female cards and have them on hand so it is truly a challenge to make a masculine card and have it be personal and be stretches the creative side to make sure they will be impressed.


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Friends make life blossom

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and this is a color challenge. For my card I used image, Fat Mice Flower and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I made this a




Patterned Paper:  Recollection and Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Core-dinations and Bazzil
Stamp: Bugaboo - Fat Mice Flower (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Friends make life blossom
Flowers:  Prima
Buttons:  Dress it Up
Spellbinder: Small and large petite ovals
Stencil:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Distress - Broken China

Challenges
little red wagon - Ch. 498 Flower Frenzy
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 192 Fancy Folds
Incy Wincy - Embellishment (Flowers, buttons)
Scribbles - Ch. 77 Flowers
Addicted to Stamps - Ch. 174 Loads of Flowers
Sparkle Monthly - Ch. 116 Color Purple