Friday, August 17, 2018

Caution Senior moment in progress

Well, it's Friday which means there is a Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and it's the Bug Dino 01.  I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I used my distress oxide ink to watercolor the sky background on.  I used a frame, palm tree and grass die cuts from My Favorite Things.  Grab him while he is available this week.  He is good for kids and adults.



Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - BUG Dino 01
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Peacock Feathers
        Memento - Rich Cocoa
Dies: My Favorite Things

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 348 - 349 Anything Goes
The Male Room - Ch. 92 Wild and Free
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 393 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 210 Anything Goes with a sentiment
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 122 Anything Goes

Thursday, August 16, 2018

You are the Jingle in my Bells

I just love this sentiment from TLC, Create, and I thought that it worked perfectly with an image from Beccy's Place.  I think it is hilarious that goose with an attitude wearing bells.  I just added some real ones.  The paper is also from TLC, Create.  This was just a fun card and I like make non-Traditional colors.




Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Silver Bells Paper 2
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Beccy's Place - Grumpy Goose
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You are the Jingle in my bells
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Divine Twine
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder;  Cuttlebug
Punch:  EK Success
Bells:  Creativity
Enamel Dots:  Paper Studio

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 398 For a lady
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in August
CRAFT - Ch. 479 Christmas

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bugs and Hisses

I got a new Spellbinder die set and just had to use it ....bugs.  I made two cards with different sentiments from TLC, Create.  I also want to make a card for a little boy so that will come later.







Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Button:  My Favorite Things
Hemptique
Ink:  Distress - Fired Brick; Concord Grape
Spellbinder:  D-lites Bugs
Flowers:  Recollection
Bling:  Duct Tape

Challenges
Sketch Saturday -  Ch. 526
Crazy for Challenges - C4C447 Bugs
The Male Room - Ch. 92 Wild and Free
Crafty Animals - Ch. 17 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Here's a Hug

I needed a card to give a friend that really needs some support. So I came up up with this CAS card using a bear stamp from My Favorite Things and embossed the sentiment.







Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Die:  My Favorite Things
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous - Gold

Challenges
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC397
My Favorite Things - Ch. 99 Color Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 346 - 347 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 17 
AAA - CAS cards - Ch. 121 Friendship


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Another year old? Bummer!

Well my Dad's birthday is in September and we give each other a lot of teasing.  And, he really gives me grief about having too many craft supplies, well duh what card maker doesn't??? However, then when I make something he pays attention on how I assemble it or the details.  So this year, I made this AI card with the shaker component, which will impress him.  He also likes lots of color, so that's why I went with the bright colors instead of neutrals.  I also made the envelope with the switch in the shirt/sign colors.








Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp:  AI - Bummer Set
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Divine Twine
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Button:  My Favorite Things
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Shaker Component - AI
Spellbinders:  Large Circles

Challenges
Art Impressions - Ch. 238 Card and envelope
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 346 - 347 Anything Goes
The Male Room - Ch. 91 Birthday
Allsorts - Wk 480 - 481 From Boys to Men
little red wagon - Ch. 458 Get (inter)active

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Someone is praying for you

Today there is a New Release at Catch the Bug and it's this Cat Silhouette.  For my card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Unfortunately, I have had another friend lose a furry loved one so this will be used as a pet sympathy card.  I left the cat black and white since my paper is so colorful, but it could easily be colored.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Be All There
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cat Silhouette
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Someone is praying for you
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Memory Makers
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 525
CHNC Patterned - August 
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 346 - 347 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - August Dots and/or stripes
Show us your pussie cats - Ch. 33
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 17
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 124 Flower Power

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Never try to drown your troubles...

Well today starts a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.  I used Stella Tidbits - Drown your troubles. Also Christmas images are still on sale until August 6th so get them while you can get a discount!!! We had it hot and humid yesterday so getting out for a swim would have been perfect. However, I just cut my grass and was drenched from the sweat instead.  Hope that everyone else has better plans for the weekend.




Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Tidbits - Drown your troubles (see above for direct link)
Glossy Accents
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Pearls:  Recollections

Challenges
QKR - Ch. 307 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 541 Anything Goes
The Paper Players - Ch. 404 Humorous

Friday, August 3, 2018

I like BIG BOOKS

Today there is a Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and this is such a cutie.  I made this one for my BFFs Grandson who will be going into first grade.  He saves all my cards so I can't wait to give him this one along with a couple new shirts for school.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Elementary
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Big Books Boy
Ink:  Distress Fired Brick
Paperclip:  Stash

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - August
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 217 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 346- 347 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 257 For the kids
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 541 Anything Goes

Friday, July 27, 2018

Christmas in July - Warm Christmas Wishes

Today is the final day of the 7th annual Christmas Challenge at Catch the Bug.  There are wonderful prizes so see the site for more details.  Today is a photo challenge, and remember that there is a Friday Freebie. I made a pop up box card with my Freebie image.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I added some shells and pearls to the front and side flaps.






Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Trop Santa Buried
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Warm Winter Wishes
Shells:  Dress it Up
Pearls:  Mark Richards
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Die;  My Favorite Things

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 395 Anything Christmas - optional use some red
Aud Sentiment  - Ch. 208 Christmas in July
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 404 Christmas
Creatalicious - Ch. 143 No patterned papers
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
CRAFT - Ch. 477 Christmas
Christmas Card Throwdown - July non-Traditional


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Christmas in July - Happy to my Holiday

Well, it's on to day 6 which brings us to a Color Challenge.  For my card, I used the image, BUGSC)! Snowman Couple and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I think this image is perfect for a sentimental Christmas card.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  BUGSC01 - Snowman Couple (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You are the happy to my holiday
Ink:  Memento - Angel Soft
Ribbon:  Offray
Flower:  Recollections
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Pearls:  Mark Richards

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 395 Anything Christmas optional use some red
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 344 - 345 Anything Goes
Christmas Card Throwdown -  July Non-Traditional Christmas
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 208 Christmas in July
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 404 Christmas
Sasayaki Glitter - Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Christmas in July - Be naughty

Already on Day 5, but more than that, it's July 25th and it's my 50th Birthday! besides being the Humor Me day for the Catch the Bug 7th Annual Christmas Challenge.  So for my card, I used the Gus Christmas - Be Naughty image and sentiment.  I put Glossy Accents on his glasses and a pom on his hat.  I put some present stickers on the card.
I was so lucky to have my daughter and friends throw a birthday party for me this past weekend. And a wonderful DT friend Faith, sent me some beautiful Welsh presents that are incredible.





Gifts from Faith



Nursing Friends


Patterned Paper:  Cloud 9
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Gus Christmas - Be Naughty
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Circles
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Pom:  Creativity
Gems:  Paper Studio
Stickers:  Knop Co
Glossy Accents

Challenges
12 months of Christmas link up - Ch. 43 Anything Goes
CHNC - Ch. 395 Anything Christmas optional use some red
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 208 Christmas in July
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 123 Christmas in July
International Art & Soul - Ch. 38 Christmas Traditions
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Gifts
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - July Christmas Tree