Sunday, September 16, 2018

Nutty time of year

Today at Catch the Bug starts a new Stella Says Sketch.  For my card, I chose Autumn Squirrel with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Fall is my favorite season, until it comes to raking all the leaves that I have with the big oak trees in my yard.






Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Autumn Afternoon
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Autumn Squirrel
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Nutty time of year
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Acorns:  Jolee
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 352 - 353 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe  - Ch. 204 Autumn or Spring
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 212 Fall and a sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 80 Thoughts of Fall
The Cutie Pie - Ch. 127 Autumn Colors
Crafty Animals - Ch. 18 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Ch. 92 Embossing Wet or Dry
Brown Sugar - Ch. 282 All creatures great and small

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Happy Birthday To You

As a family we have spent a lot of time visiting Disney World, and then my step daughter has also been a performer there.  My husband was a conductor of the college band for a summer a LONG time ago as well. We would go several times a year so my children know all the rides and attractions.  So with a little help of my die cuts and punches I was able to make this card.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.



Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Birthday to you
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Punches:  EK Success
Pearls:  Recollections
Bling:  Mark Richards
Ribbon:  Michel's

Challenges
Creatalicious - Ch. 147 Anything Goes with optional circles
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 547 Die Cuts or Punches
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with topping of die cuts or punches
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and/or punches
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 111 Ribbon and/or Lace

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Just don't forget your depends!

Today is Oldie but Goodie at Catch the Bug and for my card, I used Stella Red Hat - Depends.  I actually made a blue hat to match the paper, but used several shades of red on the card.  I did put Glossy Accents on her glasses.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Girl Talk
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Red Hat - Depends (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Colorbox
Flowers:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Die Cut:  My Favorite Things
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Glossy Accents

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - September
Dream Valley - Ch. 186 Girlie
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 219 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 397 Anything Goes
Polkadoodle - Wk 36 Anything Goes

Monday, September 10, 2018

Ornament Branch

I am trying to do several Christmas cards each month, to keep up with my stash so I won't be in a frenzy at the holiday season.  Here is a CAS card since I was trying to get outside my comfort zone.  Also for the JUGS Challenge to have "Hand Drawn Elements".  I took pictures of making of the card, but unfortunately the lighting was not good.  I used a circle punch in a piece of cardstock and then scribbled red marker on that.  I drew the black ornament top and used a scrap white piece of paper for the ornament string.  And then I added the fir branch with some bling as the final touch.



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Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Punch:  EK Success:  Tutti
Bling;  Mark Richards
Markers:  Zig

Challenges
JUGS - Ch. 457 Hand drawn elements
CHNC - Ch. 402 Anything Christmas with optional use the word Joy
613 Ave Create - Ch. 213 Anything Goes with optional CAS
The Merry Christmas - Anything Christmas


Why do you think it's called ICU?

My Dad has worked with a guy for many eve though they are retired, and he has come with my Dad to work on my house.  He just found out that he had a pneumonia and then had to have open heart surgery tomorrow.  So I made this card for my parents to give him.  It's using a Bugaboo image Bugaboo Stella Nursing ICU.  As a nurse when I worked in the hospital, I told patients that they were designer gowns made by Seymore Butt, and they are like an insurance policy you think you are covered, but you aren't.  So that was my short stent as a stand up comedian.  Well, I'm still a nurse 28 years later; however, I now work for the insurance company, lol.




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Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp and Sentiment:  Bugaboo - Stella Nursing ICU (see above for direct link)
Pearls:  Jolee
Glossy Accents
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Ink:  Memento - London Fog

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 350 - 351 Anything Goes
If you give a crafter a cookie - Ch. 102 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 262 finish the inside
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 546 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 396 Anything Goes

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Smile you are loved

I can't believe are quickly the days are getting darker and we are getting closer to fall.  Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug, with the theme being "Make Us Smile".  So for my card, I used a smiling image for Halloween called, Halloween Pumpkin.  I used a wonderful sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made a card, in a fold that I have never done before called a Z-fold using a pattern from Pinterest.





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Patterned Paper:  Cloud 9
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Halloween Pumpkin (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Smile you are loved
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Spellbinder:  Small and large petite ovals
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Bling:  Mark Richards
Stickers:  Recollections

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 350 - 351 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Unusual Folds
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 203 (3) of something (3) panels in card
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 262 Finish the inside

Friday, September 7, 2018

Perfect Pair

Today at Catch the Bug there is a Friday Freebie and it is a humorous Stella and Gus, Stella and Gus Deck of Cards.  The sentiment is just too funny.  For this card, I actually used some real cards and poker chips that I had in the house.  I put Glossy Accents on the glasses.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - School Scape
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp: Bugaboo - Stella and Gus Deck of Cards (see above for direct link)
Glossy Accents
Ribbon:  Michael's
Cards/poker chips - stash
Border punch;  Fiskars

Challenges
CHNC Pattered - September
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 226 - Anniversary/ Wedding/Engagement
International Art & Soul - Ch. 41 Use a non-craft item/recycle
The Creative Crafters - Ch. 7 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 203 3 of something (poker chips)