Sunday, August 25, 2019

You really measure up

I had this card ready, but just didn't get it posted last week for the Sketch Saturday Challenge. The week was crazy with my BFF's daughter losing her brand new FIL.  My office mate who ruptured her achilles tendon while I had my sinus surgery has been non-weight bearing and then fell and broke a rib.  So she was off due to having pain so I was working extra so it's just been crazy. Later today I will be driving to see my parents and kids.  I plan to take this card that I made for my daughter to use since she is a teacher and wanted some special thank you cards.  It is from Darcie's Stick Together. I have been trying to get quite a few cards done this month.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp and Sentiment:  Darcie's Stick Together (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Enamel Dots:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Double Trouble - Ch. 36 Round and Round
   Thing 1 Round Card
   Thing 2  Tic Tac Toe  (Yellow, Animal, School)
   Thing 3 Something with School
Cardz for Galz - Ch. 103 Wings
CRAFT - Ch. 525 Back to School
Crafty Animals - Ch. 29

Saturday, August 24, 2019

No matter how you slice it

We're back from our vacation at Catch the Bug, so it's time for a new challenge and today is a Photo Inspiration.  For my card I used, Kidz Bella Watermelon Peeker and a sentiment I generated on my computer. Since the image has a butterfly, I added a border of gorgeous butterflies.








Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe, Core-dinations, Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Kidz Bella Watermelon Peeker
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Spellbinder: Large circle
Ink:  Memento - Ladybug Red
Die:  Sizzix
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 400 - 401 Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 39 Butterflies
Seize the Birthday - Ch. 172 Anything Birthday with optional Butterflies
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 103 Wings
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 106 Summer

Plaid Loss of your Husband

Here is the card that I made for the Groom's Mother who just lost her husband. I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  It's been a rough week being an emotional roller coaster. Sometimes that is how life is....

 


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Loss of your Husband
Punch:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Teardrop circle
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Really reasonable ribbon

Challenges
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 147 Deepest Sympathy or Get Well
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 234 Masculine and a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 596 Embossing
Scribbles - Ch. 80 Include a sentiment

Friday, August 23, 2019

Going HOG WILD for your birthday!

Today it is Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and it's time to celebrate with these fun party pig trio. I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Make sure to grab this one which is available for a week.  It can work for little ones or adults. And most importantly....have fun!





Patterned Paper:  Core-diations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Party pig trio (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Going Hog Wild for your birthday
Punches: EK Success
Buttons:  JoAnn's Basics
Hemptiuqe
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Ribbon:  American Crafts

Challenges
Crafty Sentiments - Animal Challenge
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 312 Tic Tac Toe (digi stamp / sentiment / ribbon,twine)

Sports Loss of your Father

Last Saturday I went to my BFF's Daughter's wedding which was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun. This is a group of 3 other nurses and myself that have been friends for 30 years and it's just wonderful to see our babies grown and moving on with their own lives. Then the sad part....the Groom's Father was scheduled for a triple heart bypass surgery on Wednesday and instead God decided to take him that night after the wedding when he went to sleep.  So this beautiful couple went from being on cloud 9 from getting married to being devastated with the loss of an immediate family member. As a person that has lost a husband...I know what it is like to see your kids hurt and I think that's why this is hitting me so hard beside knowing all the people involved.
So this is the card I made for the Megan and her new husband Jason on the loss of his Father. It is using a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Jason wrote a letter that was endearing tribute to his Dad and thanked him for being at all of his sporting events so that's why I thought this was appropriate paper for him.




Megan and her Dad
Friends for 30 years


Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Loss of you Father
Punches:  EK Success
Die:  My Favorite Things
Button:  Stash
Hemp:  May Arts
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C498 Sketch
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 400 - 401 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 234 Masculine & Sentiment
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 225 I spy something beginning with "A" (Athletic items)
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 147 Deepest Sympathy or Get Well

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hey, Gull friend!

I just had to get this stamp from Newton's Nook, Gull Friends.  And I heat embossed the sentiment. I noticed that I must have pressed hard to smudge the "l", but thought it would look like gull poop, lol. I dry embossed waves on the background.





Cardstock:  Recollection; Bazzil
Stamp:  Newton's Nook - Gull Friend (see above for direct link)
Versa Mark
Embossing Power:  Hampton Art
Spellbinder;  Small Pinking Circle; Fancy Banners
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Stencils: My Favorite Things (Waves, Clouds)
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Frayed Burlap, Denim, Broken China
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Challenges
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC450
Inky Paws - Ch. 104 Color Challenge (see above)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 400 - 401 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 198 Emboss It
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 103 Wings
Dragonfly Dreams - No patterned paper
Crafty Animals - Ch. 29


Sunday, August 18, 2019

CAMPING

I have friends that love to camp and I have to laugh because they say it's a "cheap" vacation.  Then when you add up the cost of the camper, supplies, food, gas and everything that goes with it no longer ends up being a deal.  So I had to make this card for the next time this discussion comes up, lol.




Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Art Impressions - Ole Buck Set
Sentiment: computer generated
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Art Impressions - Ch. 262 Gingham
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 400 - 401 Anything Goes
If you give a crafter a cookie - Ch. 123 (see above)
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 468 Masculine
Pinspirational - Ch. 245


I get so CRABBY....

I have another nautical card that I made using a Tim Holtz crab stamp along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I added a couple of punched images of an anchor and crab.




Patterned Paper:  Anna Griffin; Core-dination
Cardstock: Paper Studio and Recollection
Stamp:  Tim Holtz
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Die:  My Favorite Things
Punches:  Martha Stewart & EK Success

Challenges
Double Trouble - Ch. 35
   Thing 1 3 Colors (Red, Blue, Kraft) 2 DP 1 Sentiment
   Thing 2   TSOT - Ch. 420
   Thing 3 Nautical
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 225 I spy something beginning with "A" (Anchor)
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 468 Masculine
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 233 Animals & Sentiment

Friday, August 16, 2019

HB You don't look a day over fabulous

The DT is on vacation, but there is still a Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and it's these beautiful Heels Big Bows and I included a sentiment from TLC, Create. Grab this freebie this week, it's perfect for birthdays, Mother's Day, wedding and girlfriends.



Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Heels Big Bows
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Birthday Fabulous
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Petite Ovals
Doily:  Wilton
Flowers:  Mark Richards

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - August
Dream Valley - Ch. 207 Hand colored image
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 443 Anything Goes
DL Art - Ch. 246 Thankful Thursday Birthday
Creations in Pink - Ch. 13

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Calm seas don't make a skillful sailor

I am always looking to add masculine cards to my stash since they are usually sparse. So I made this nautical card using a Spellbinder stamp set and dies along with anchor embossing.






Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Dies:  Spellbinder Rough Waters
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black

Challenges
Double Trouble - Ch. 35
    Thing 1  3 Colors 2 DP 1 sentiment
     Thing 2   TSOT - Ch. 420 Sketch
      Thing 3 Nautical
International Art & Soul - Ch. 64 Embossing
Dragonfly Dreams - No patterned paper
Southern Girls - Father's Day / Masculine
Inkspirational - Ch. 193 Travel
Heart to Heart - Adventure awaits

Let's party our tails off!

I got this stamp from Newton's Nook from the New Release called Zoo Party.  And then I created my own background with the Tropical Leaves Stencil and three distress oxide inks. I added some fir branches on the corners to make this fun card.






Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Newton's Nook - Zoo Party (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
       Distress Oxide - Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron
Dies:  Sizzix
Stencil:  Newton's Nook - Tropical Leaves (see above for direct link)

Challenges
Double D - It's a Jungle Out There
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 233 Animals & Sentiment
The Male Room - Ch. 117 6th Birthday
Dragonfly Dreams - No patterned paper
Crafty Animals - Ch. 29
DL Art - Ch. 246 Thankful Thursday Birthday Party


Monday, August 12, 2019

Hope your day is Pand-tastic

I have another AI coffee card with a cute panda. I just love making this one a black and white card. This is a fun one.





Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Art Impressions - Pand-tastic Set
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Bling:  Michael's
Ribbon:  Offray
Die:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
The Paper Players - Ch. 454 Black, White and one other color
Art Impressions - Ch. 262 Coffee Card
Do - Al(1) Kreatives - Ch. 32 Sketch
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 310 Furry Friends

Gone from your side

My co-worker that I share an office with had to put her dog down on Thursday. I gave her a card already, but then made this card for all the staff to sign for her.  She was devastated. Our furry friends become part of our family and mean so much to us so I totally understand.
I used Distress Oxide on the pawprint stamp with two different shades and then spritzed it with water...thinking of her tears.  I heat embossed the sentiment. I put the heart on a pop dot.





Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers
      Memento - Ladybug
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Art
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle
Flowers:  Recollection
Hemptique

Challenges
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC449
Word Art Wednesday - 398 - 399 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Ch. 37 Anything Goes
DL Art Linky

Sloffee Break

My daughter and I talk to each other almost daily. On Thursday, she told me she had to stop to pick up some BBQ chicken wings because her boyfriend needed a "pick me up" because he was having a rough day at work. I thought to myself and even said to her, "Really? He doesn't want ice cream?"  As a woman, I don't understand. I guess that's why they write such books like Men are from Mars. lol. So I was going to try to support him and laugh about it that a "pick me up" would be something like coffee and send him a gift card to Starbucks. We all have those days though.





Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Art Impressions - Sloth some Set
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Die:  My Favorite Things
Spellbinders:  Pennant
Bling:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Ch. 520
Art Impressions - Ch. 262 Coffee Cards
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 310 Furry Friends
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 233 Animals & Sentiment
Crafty Animals - Ch. 29
Double D - Critters in the Jungle