Monday, June 14, 2021

Do I look good in this?

Finding another winter image that I colored long ago in my stash. This cute bear is from Pachela Studios. This bear is just too cute and has an attitude.

Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp: Pachela - Do I look good on this?
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug and Darice
Border Punch: Fiskars

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 546 Anything Christmas with optional non-traditional Christmas colors
the Cutie Pie Challenge - Ch. 160 the Bear Essentials
the Sketchy Challenge - Ch. 175
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Cold and Frosty
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Ch. 96
Sparkles Christmas - Ch. 125 A Krafty Christmas
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 563 Christmas 





Friday, June 11, 2021

Birthdays like golf.....don't keep count

My co-worker was off this entire week so I had a crazy and long week of working a lot of hours. So therefore, even though I am needing to pack I need some time to destress. I saw this sentiment on Pinterest and just thought it was too funny and appropriate. So here is a quick and fun birthday card that I made.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Clubbin' It
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Nellie's Choice - Golfer
Ink:Versafine
Ribbon: Michael's
Tag: Recollection
Punch: Martha Stewart
Die: Spellbinder
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug

Challenges
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 220 One for the Boys
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Ch. 186 K is for Kraft
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 527 For the Boys
DL ART Thankful Thursday  - Ch. 279 Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 689 Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. for the Boys/men
Creatalicious Challenge - Ch. 212 Anything Goes with optional for a boy
Word Art Wednesday Ch 495 - 496 Anything Goes 


Monday, June 7, 2021

A cuppa Cocoa soothes the soul

I haven't been keeping up on my Christmas cards, so I am trying to get some done with some images that I had sitting in my stash. This is one from Torico and a sentiment from TLC Create. I used pop dots on the smaller hearts.


Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock: Bazzil and Recollection
Tag: Recollection
Stamp: Torico digital
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Cocoa soothes the soul
Punches: EK Success, Fiskars
Ribbon and twine: Michaels
Ink: Distress - Fired Brick
Pom: Creativity

Challenges
Cheerful Sketches - June 2021
Sparkles Christmas - Ch. 125 A Krafty Christmas
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Red and Green
Crafty Catz - Ch. 554 Anything Goes with optional Tag, you're it
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Ch. 186 K is for Kraft
CCAYR - June something with K or L (Kraft, love, layers)
Do-A1(1) Kreatives - Ch. 54 Small and big (hearts)
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 35 Anything Christmas
CHNC - Ch. 545 Anything Christmas with optional winter fun

Have Yourself a merry little Christmas

Here was a card a made sometime ago and just hadn't taken the time to post using a Bugaboo image with prisma pencils and copics.  I colored this several years ago when I was on the Bugaboo DT. The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp: Bugaboo - Santa Presents
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Have Yourself a merry little Christmas
Divine Twine
Pom: Creativity
Die: My Favorite Things
Punch: EK Success
Pearls: Recollections
Prisma Pencils

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 545 Anything Christmas with optional winter fun
Crafty Catz - Ch. 554 Anything Goes with optional Tag, you're it!
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 35 Anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 493 - 494 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 249 Die cuts and/or punches


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Serene orchids

I found this image I had from Jeremiah Ketner "Orchids" and I just love the image. I have a distress oxide background that I made a while back so I don't even remember the colors that are involved. I love the deep in thought, serene look which is where I feel that I have been as I have been trying to go through my belongings and pack up my house as I am getting ready to move. When I get to the craft area I think I will have a much different look...….


Cardstock: Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp: Jeremiah Ketner - Orchids
Spellbinder
Ribbon: Offray
Gems: Paper Studio

Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch 207
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 497  Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite coloring medium and why? (Copics, love the blending of the alcohol markers and the variety of colors)
Creatalicious Challenge - Ch. 211 Anything Goes with optional for any woman
Dies R Us - Ch. 169 Anything Goes (Spellbinder)
Let's Craft and Create - Ch. 170 Anything Goes with no patterned paper

Allsorts - Wk 625 12th birthday Anything with Happy Bright and Sunny Colors  


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Sometimes don't you just want to SCREAM

 I think that we all have days when we want to scream and can understand when someone does. Especially during these crazy Covid pandemic times. I think that everyone has their own personal issues and then we just add the layers of dealing with others, politics, finances, health, personal believes, faith and we just get blasted with social media and it's overwhelming. As a nurse that gets to review inpatient hospital stays I can honestly say that people are having more mental health admissions, suicide attempts, alcohol and drug related admissions, accidents and then just not going to the doctor so more late diagnosis of cancers, heart disease and many conditions.
 That's why I make my cards to de-stress. Please remember to find time for "you" and take care of yourself. Hugs.



Patterned Paper: Sweet Shoppe - Strawberry Jam
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Mo Manning - Wanna Scream
Ink: Distress - Fired Brick
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Tim Holtz distress tool

Challenges
Mo's Digital Pencil - Ch. 303 Anything Goes with Mo's image
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Ch. 606
Penny's Paper Crafty- Ch. 596
Word Art Wednesday- Ch. 491 - 492 Anything Goes
Allsorts- Wk 624 Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite coloring medium and why? Copics, I enjoy the blending that the alcohol markers provide and I find them relaxing to use.
Aud Sentiments- Ch. Ch. 275 For the girls with a sentiment

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Hello Friend

This morning I saw the new Sketch Saturday and I was inspired to use the scraps of paper that I had on my desk to make a card.
 



Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment: American Crafts
Die: My Favorite Things; Crafter's Companion
Punch: EK Success
Flowers: Recollection
Bling: Paper Studio

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 659
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 489 - 490 Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Ch. 315 All things Feminine
Incy Wincy - Mother's Day and/or Flowers
Dream Valley - Ch. 247 Embellish It