Sunday, October 31, 2021

Bear with Apples

 Well my good friend Carol explained to me how to make a diamond point card because she is soooo talented and she wins so many challenges. So I just had to try it out. I pulled out an image that I had colored in my stash from Torico when she used to sell her own digital images.  I had this printed so long ago that I don't even know the name of the image.  I was able to find a few die cuts and an apple Martha Stewart punch, and voila. 


Patterned Paper: DCWV
Cardstock: Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp: Torico
Dies: Spellbinder; My Favorite Things
Punch: Martha Stewart

Challenges
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 204 Use any Forms (Triangles and Ovals)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 515 - 516 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 425 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 508 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes


Thursday, October 28, 2021

A Halloween Hello

 This year, I just hadn't had the time to sit down to find and make Halloween cards. Then I received this beautiful card from a fellow nurse, Arlene when I was feeling stressed and it just made my day. One day I hope to be a nurse just like her......RETIRED, but that seems so far off, lol. So I thought that I should make a new Halloween card to send her, but oh my where are my distress oxides and even worse my Halloween stamps? So I decided to use an image from Beccy's Place Toil and Trouble and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things BB witch way is the candy.  I found my box that had my twine so I added plenty of that on my tag.

See below for some picture of my adorable kitten.


Patterned Paper:  Echo Park; Sweet Shoppe

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp: Beccy's Place (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things (see above for direct link)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Twine: Divine Twine; Darice

Challenges
Beccy's Challenge - October
Cupcake Inspiration - Ch. 530 Halloween Fun


Double Trouble Challenge Ch. 95 Include a witch
Sweet stampin' challenge blog - All Hallows Eve
Use Your Stuff - Ch. 434 Hallowe-en or pumpkins
Paper Shelter - Ch. 489 Halloween

here are a couple pictures of my helpful kitty when I was trying to cut out some pajama pants for my daughter.





Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Happy Birthday Tom

 Well I know it's been a long time since I have posted. I am in the processing of selling my house, but in July I moved into a condo.  I still have not unpacked my crafting supplies and my family was shocked that I had to have the movers come back a second day because I had soooo many things in my basement for craft supplies. Unfortunately my 13 year old Siamese cat passed away a month before the move and I was devastated. It was the first time that I was alone in the house. The day after I moved into my new place I got myself a new lilac lynx Siamese kitten that I named Polly after my great Grandmother Appolonia. This kitten is polydactyl, which is that she has an extra digit on each paw. So it's like she has a thumb and it looks like a mitten. Breeders consider it a sign of good luck and having her is she is my good luck charm. She is adorable and makes me smile and laugh.  So that's life. I am still trying to adjust to the new place and slowly find some time to craft.
I had to make a card for a friend who had a birthday this month. I used an image from Homebrew Herman from Dr. Digi's. And I put Glossy Crackle on the beer mug. I also used the background paper from Dr. Digi's beer backing papers.  






Patterned Papers: Dr. Digi's; Recollection; K & Company
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection

Stamp: Dr. Digi (see above for direct link)
Sentiment: Computer generated
Glossy Crackle
Spellbinders: Stars
Punches: EK Success

Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch 217
Dream Valley - Ch. 257 Circles
Crafty Creations - Ch. 426 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 259 Anything Goes with optional twist add some layers

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