Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CI Happy Birthday

I managed to squeeze in one more card today.  I kept it rather simple. I found my bin of washi tape and have been using them.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; DCWV
Flower:  Wild Orchid Craft
Washi tape:  Scotch
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix


Craft Your Passion - Ch. 272 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 70 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 147 Something that Starts with "B" blue, Birthday, blossom

You are O fish ally awesome

This image from QKR is quirky and I just love it.  For my card I used a sentiment from TLC.  This was just a fun card.

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Stamp:  QKR digi 17012
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Flower:  Recollection
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Mojo - Sketch 408
QKR - Ch. 149 Swimming
Eureka - Ch. 151 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 194 Anything Goes

Ho ho ho

I have another Christmas card to add to my collection.  I used an image from Bugaboo and a wonderful sentiment from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Cloud 9
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Die Cut:  My Favorite Things
Embellishment:  Recollection
Bling -snowball - Mark Richards
Lace - May Arts
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 311
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 16 Christmas in July
Creative Corner - Christmas in July
Snowflake Promise - Ch. 2 Anything Goes
CHNC Extra - July
CHNC - Ch 239 Ho ho ho
Glory of Christmas - Ch. 64 Add ribbon or washi tape
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 81 Something with "T" - teddy bear

Sending thoughts and prayers your way

I am always in need of sympathy cards so I made another Verve card.

Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants
Cardstock:  Fancy Pants & Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Inspire Hope
Ink:  Memento:  London Fog
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon:  TW
Spellbinder:  Picot Circle
Die Cut:  Sixxiz - Tag
Bling:  Paper Studio

Viva la Verve - July Sketch Wk 4
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 194 Anything Goes
Sister Act - Ch. 116 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbon - Ch. 124 Anything Goes

Refreshing and relaxing summertime

I feel bad....I've had this image colored for weeks, but just haven't put it together.  It just seems that other things just coming up.  I finally did it before the deadline.  The sentiment is from TLC.


Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  From the Heart - Inner Tube Bird Brain
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Washi tape:  Recollection; Paper Studio

From the Heart - July Stamp of the Month
From the Heart - Sketch Ch. 114
QKR - Ch. 149 Swimming
Sisterhood of Crafters - Summer Heat
Incy Wincy - Summer Lovin'
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 255 Summer Fun

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Life is sunnier

We have had is hot and humid lately, but tonight we are to get some rain so tomorrow it is only to be 82.  So I am hoping to get a chance to cut the grass.  I made this card using the image from Tiddly Inks and I put Glossy Accents on the sunglasses and the arm floaters.  I used a wonderful sentiment from TLC that is part of a 10 piece set with wonderful thoughts.  I hope you are staying cool unless you are like my friends who are on the other side of the hemisphere.

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Tiddly Inks - Going swimming boy
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Divine Twine
Glossy Accents
Pop Dots - Recollections

Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick - Sketch 103
Tiddly Inks - Ch. 162 Summer Song (These Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer by Nat King Cole)
QKR - Ch. 149 Swimming
Sisterhood of Crafters - Summer Heat
Incy Wincy - Summer Lovin'
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 255 Summer Fun

Happy Belated Birthday

This is my last Verve card for the July series.  I just love the sketches for this month.

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park; Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Verve - 
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
White Thread
Jute:  May Arts
Ribbon:  TW
Lace:  American Crafts
Spellbinder:  Blossom
Die Cut:  Sixxiz & My Favorite Things
Brad:  Paper Studio
Button:  Paper Tray

Viva la Verve - July Sketch wk 3
Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 149 Birthday Wishes
Papertake Weekly - Take your Pick (Product - lace)
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 147 Something that starts with "B" (buttons, bow, brad, blossom, black, belated birthday)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it Feminine

Verve Merry Christmas

I am behind in doing my Verve cards since last week, I traveled 1800 miles total to go to South Dakota to Mount Rushmore and back.  It is a straight drive so it isn't is just long. Had a wonderful time.  Then came back and my daughter was here to help me celebrate my birthday.  My son came back from his 2 week Army Reserve duty and brought the family breakfast - he really has grown up!

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Holiday Treats
Ink:  Close to My Heart - New England Ivy
         Distress - Brick Red
Spellbinder:  Heart Circle
Button:  Dress it Up!
Flowers:  Petaloo
Divine Twine & May Arts Jute
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Viva la Verve - July Sketch Wk 4
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 16 Christmas in July
Merry Monday - Ch. 167 Hearts
Polkadoodles - Wk 30 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Corner - Christmas in July
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 126 Christas in July
Snowflake Promise - Ch. 2 Anything Goes
CHNC Extra - July

Perfect pair

I made this card for my step-son and his partner who have been married for a year.  Both of them are always wearing funky socks so that is why I went with this image which is from TLC.  I used one image and then flipped the other to print next to it to combine two images.  The sentiment is from a wonderful set at TLC.  I found a great ribbon which has "Perfect Pair."  I used the colors from Color Throwdown and ColorQ from a couple of weeks ago.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Single Sock
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Bling:  Michael's
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Ribbon:  Michael's

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 371
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 269 No patterned Paper
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 193 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 147 Something that starts with "B" - bling
Brown Sugar - Ch. 156 Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Merry Christmas to a sweet friend

Here is a card that I made using the wonderful DOTM Treat Stand.  I made this into a Flip Flop/Swing Card.  If you make a card using this wonderful set you can play along at the Imagine That Digi of the Month Challenge.

front of card

top view


Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That - Treat Stand (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Label Number 5
Buttons:  Dress it Up
Divine Twine
Candy Cane:  Unknown

Eureka - Ch. 150 Christmas in July
CRAFT - Ch. 320 Christmas
Alphabet  - K for Kind Words
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 192 Anything Goes

On Sunday I was able to see the Brett Favre Legends flag football game in Madison, WI.  It was a wonderful experience and Clayton Anderson sang the National Anthem and at halftime.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

TLC Don't be Late Blog Hop

Finally it's here the TLC Don't be late blog hop. You should have arrived from Lynne's site, if you haven't you might want to start at the beginning at Vicky's.   For my card I had a wonderful sentiment from Paulette and used a piece that she had from another Alice in Wonderland set previously.  I distressed my papers which are from Sweet Shoppe which are an Alice in Wonderland set.  The ribbon has stripes and the Mad Hatter paper has some stars on it.  Then  I made a card using the wonderful freebie from Paulette.  Make sure to thank her for the wonderful image.  Again I used the Alice in Wonderland papers for this. Your next stop is to see what wonderful creation Lisa D  has come up.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Set will be available at the TLC website.

Here is your freebie
(right click and save)

Normally I list the products that I used; however to save space I will not do that today.  If you want to know please let me know and I will give you that information.  I did list some products in my description.

Challenges for card 1
Mojo - Sketch 406
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 125 Stars and Stripes
Polkadoodles - wk 29 2 or more patterned papers

Challenges for card 2
Viva la Verve - July Sketch 2
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 268 Flower Delights
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Ch. 94 Use some lace
RRR - Ch. 122 Black and white with one other color

Sorry this was late!  Being from WI I went to Green Bay for the Favre induction yesterday and got home rather late and apparently this didn't post like it was suppose to :)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Get your jolly on

Just one Bugaboo card left in the series....well I completed the whole set.  I used last Friday's freebie with a sentiment from TLC.  I picked my package which contained (Image, Twine, Charm) for the challenge.

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Santa big ornament
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Get your jolly on
Charm:  stash
Divine twine
Ribbon:  Creative Memories
Punches:  EK Success
Liquid Applique
Border Punch: Fiskars

Catch the Bug - Friday freebie & pick the present
CRAFT - Ch. 320 Christmas
CHNC Extra - July
Come and Get It - Christmas in July

if the shoe fits

I have been making lots of Christmas cards for the challenges that are going on so I jumped to create something different before the week ended and I take a quick day off before the TLC blog hop.  Remember that on Sunday there will be a freebie and sample cards to see.  The image is from Bugaboo and the sentiment is from a Halloween set at TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Heels cheetah
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Flower:  Prima
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling:  Dress it Up
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 14 If the shoe fits
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 68 Anything Goes
Crafting your Passion - Ch. 270 Anything Goes

Be naughty

I like having a sense of humor and find that it is important to have.  Being a nurse and especially with all the things that I have dealt with, I think it is important to laugh.  The person I am in a relationship with now has even said that he enjoys having someone that he can laugh with.  That's why I like the Bugaboo stamps the sentiments can have some fun sarcasm.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella globe
Spellbinder:  Small and large circle; Grand Circles
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug
Snowflake:  Dress it Up
Sakura jelly glitter pen (on snowflakes)
Glossy Accents (on sled and glasses)

Catch the Bug - Wednesday Humor & BINGO 
(Bugaboo image - shiney- embossing)
(funny sentiment - players choice - stripes)
(embossing - stripes - snowflake)
Snowflake Promise - Ch. 1 Christmas/Winter
Papertake  - Don't be Square
Creative Knockout - Ch. 98 Outside Fun

all is calm, all is bright

I just love this image from Bugaboo with the birds looking miserable on the branch since that is how I feel it is during winter here.  We all complain about it, then we all have to wear our winter gear, and if someone finds something new or exciting in that department everyone is "Where did you get that?"  so by the next day everyone has the same thing so we all match.  That is why I did my birds in the same color scheme.
The sentiment is from TLC.   I added stickles to the snow/ice areas and jelly glitter pen to the snowflakes.

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Winter birds on a limb
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Grand circle; pennant
Ribbon:  Offray
Bling:  Marc Richards
Snowflakes:  Dress it Up
Sarku jelly glitter pen

Catch the Bug - Tuesday Recipe Challenge
Glory of Christmas - Ch.. 63 Feature a Creature
CRAFT - Ch. 320 Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas in July
A snowflake promise - Ch. 1 Christmas/winter


With the heat that we are in for tomorrow this is what I picture Santa is up to.  I used a background paper from Imagine That (that will be coming out in August - sneak preview) and a sentiment from TLC.  I added a  snowball bling to Santa's hat.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Tropical Santa with drink
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Bling:  Marc Richards
Punches:  EK Success

Catch the Bug - Thursday Photo
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 145 Summer Sunshine
Creative Knockout - Ch. 98 Outside Fun
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 382 Water
OSAAT - Ch. 241 Anything goes with chillaxing
CRAFT - Ch. 320 Christmas
CHNC Extra - July


Today it was in the 70's here and we had rain throughout the day. However, tomorrow it is to be in the 90's and humid and is to the warmest day of the year for us which I'm not looking forward to.  Unlike the sentiment which I have on my card, and I will be complaining about in a few months.  The sentiment is from a wonderful set at TLC.  For my card, I used an image from Bugaboo that has a reindeer in a pocket with jingle bells.  I added a small bell as the center of my flower.  I also have stripe paper and a star circle.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Reindeer pocket
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Small circle; Star Circle
Punches:  EK success
Flower:  Prima
Bell:  Recollections
Sarkura jelly glitter pen

SSSC - Sketch 277
Catch the Bug - Saturday Jingle all the Way
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 125 Stars and Stripes
Crazy for Challenges - C4C294 Critters
CRAFT - Ch. 320 Christmas
CHNC Extra - July
Glory of Christmas - Ch. 63 Feature a creature

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

For the Catch the Bug Challenge here is my color challenge card.


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - 3 Square tree
Snowflake:  Dress it Up
Dots:  Paper Studio
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen

Catch the Bug - Monday Color Challenge
Alphabet Challenge - K for Kind thoughts
CHNC Extra - July
JUGS - Ch. 301 Use some gold  (all the stars)

Mistletoe kisses

I have been working on cards for the Bugaboo challenges, but now just need to find time to put the cards together.  I have been wanting to work on my Christmas stash so this is the perfect week to do so.  The sentiment is from TLC.  Here is the Sketch card.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Sassy xmas gal
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Mistletoe Kisses
Die Cut - Quic Kutz
Punch:  EK Success
Mistletoe:  Dress it Up

Catch the Bug - Sketch
Sweet Stamps - Ch. 230 Traditional Christmas Colors
CHNC - Ch. 237 Deck the Halls