Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Today at Catch the Bug is a New Release day and for my card, I have Bugaboo Brat Autism Boy and the patterned paper is from Imagine That Digistamp Awareness Ribbons Autism Digi Papers.  My daughter teaches 4th grade and has 20 students and has 9 with special needs of some sort, not all have Autism. But she works hard with her students and I know that she sends home cards to her students.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp Awareness Ribbons Autism Digi Papers (see above for link)
Cardstock:  Neenah
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bugaboo Brat Autism Boy (see above for direct link)

QKR -  Ch. 368 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 238 For a child and a sentiment
Dream Valley - Ch. 212 Add a sentiment
The Paper Players - Ch. 464 CAS Large sentiment as a focal point

Monday, October 21, 2019

Scarecrow gifts of Grace

I went for walks in my neighborhood this weekend since we had beautiful and unusually warm weather. In our area, we have had lots of rain so we haven't had a lot of the trees turn color yet. But I did see quite of geese at a pond in the  park resting and flying south. Also since we are getting some MORE rain, we had a wonderful sunset which pictures don't do justice.
For my card, I used an image from QKR Scarecrow Digital Stamp and a sentiment from TLC, Create. I used some die cuts oval and leaves.  I added some burlap ribbon.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Autumnal
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  QKR - Scarecrow Digital (see above for direct link)
TLC, Create - Bless those gathered
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Punches:  EK Success and Fiskars
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

QKR - Ch. 368 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 479 Anything Goes with optional colors of Autumn
Di's Digi Design - Halloween or Harvest
Papercraft - Ch. 48 Fall
Sparkles - Ch. 121 Forever Autumn
Creatalicious Ch. 173 Anything Goes with optional Autumn/Halloween
CIC - Ch. 481 Fall
PINspirational - Ch. 249

Saturday, October 19, 2019

For someone special...75

It was my Godmother's 75th birthday earlier in the month and this is what I made for her. It has die cuts, flowers, washi tape, bows and lots of love.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations; Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; DCWV
Die Cuts:  Sizzix; Creative Expressions
Flowers:  Prima
Ribbon:  TCW
Washi Tape:  Recollections

Cheerful Sketches - October 2019
CHNC Patterned - October
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 408 - 409 Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Ch. 15 
Crafty Sentiments - Birthday
Paper Girls - Ch. 185 Birthday

Friday, October 18, 2019

New truck for my wife

Today at Catch the Bug is Friday Freebie and the image is Gus Tidbits New Truck.  Now I find this one hilarious! Just wish that there was a matching Stella one, hehe.  Guys in this area, just love their trucks so maybe that's why I think it's so funny.

Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Gus Tidbits New Truck (see above for direct link)
Stencil:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Broken China

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 408 - 409 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 211 CAS
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 452 Anything Goes
Always Fun - Ch. 132 Monochrome
Love to Craft - Ch. 39 October Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Happy Turkey Day

Today at Catch the Bug is a New Release day and we have Happy Turkey Day which has been added to the new store.  Can't believe that Thanksgiving is coming up so soon....get the stretch pants ready...well now days that is the "in" thing so it works out great!!! lol

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Recollection; Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Happy Turkey Day (see above for direct link)
Flowers:  Recollection
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Sweet Stampin' - Autumn Colors / Harvest
Incy Wincy - Autumn Colors
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 319 Fall
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 152 Anything Goes with optional colors of fall
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 31
Crafty Animals - Ch. 31

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Let there be Peace

Today at Catch the Bug there is a new Stella Sketch. For my card, I used Deacon Candy Cane and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I colored the candy cane in primary rainbow colors, I dry embossed the purple and white backgrounds, I added Spectrum Noir to the bell on the hat and some bling to the border snowflakes.
I've been busy the past few days...that today I think I will be in hibernation. Thursday I took the day off to spend with my daughter's class who came to visit the Capital and several local museums.  They traveled the 100 miles and I just met them downtown. I enjoy being an extra chaperon.  Then on Friday (I took off from work) to attend a Stamping Conference. I was able to take classes and then there were make and takes so I was there from 1-10pm.  Saturday I had to take my cats to the vet for their annual visit so they can continue to get their medication at 9:30am, went to the bank, took my car for an oil change (found out that they place now only accepts cash), went back to the bank, got gas, rushed to the Stamping Conference for my classes from 1-5pm, ran to the mall to get a gift card for my boss for her bday/boss's day from me and co-workers, ran back to Stamping Conference for 6-10 pm for Make 'n Takes and finally went grocery shopping and was home around 11:15pm. So you can see as I am working on my post Snookie is to my right and Jazzy to my left.  I have two desks in my office and they each have their own cat beds to be by me and sleep while they wait for me to finish posting.



Patterned Paper:  American Crafts; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up; Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Deacon Candy Cane (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Let there be peace
Ink:  Memento - Lady Bug
Dies:  Sizzix
Bling & Pearls:  Recollection
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug
Spectrum Noir

CHNC - Ch. 459 Anything Christmas with optional include a stocking
Allsorts - Wk 541 Spots and/or stripes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 408 - 409 Anything Goes
CRAFT - Ch. 531 Christmas
Crafty Friends - Ch. 120 Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Merry & Bright
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 15
Cute 'n Crafty Christmas - Ch. 18

Friday, October 11, 2019

Have a Spooktacular day!

Today at Catch the Bug is Friday Freebie and we have Have a Spooktacular Day. For this wonderful card, I added a skull doily and some wonderful flowers along with glow in the dark star stickers.  I tried to show that in the second picture, but it's difficult to show an all black photo except for stickers.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Have a Spooktacular Day
Flowers:  Prima
Bling:  Recollections
Doily:  Recollections
Stickers:  Unknown
Spectrum Noir

Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 230 Spooky or use Orange
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween 
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 452 Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 603 Halloween
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 237 Fall/Halloween & sentiment
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 45 Spooky and/or cute