Friday, December 21, 2018

Winter Is...

Today at Catch the Bug it's Friday Freebie again and there is this adorable image of Winter Birds - Skate.  For this I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.   When I was a kid, we used to skate during our recess after lunch which would never happen now due to safety concerns.  We had a blast and I used to skate with my children. I think that it would be helpful to have our youth do more play outside instead of all the inside computers and games.  Oh well, what do I know.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Wild Birds Skate
Sentiment;  TLC, Create - Winter is poem
Die:  My Favorite Things
Punch:  Martha Stewart; McGill
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa; Distress Oxide - Broken China
Stencil: My Favorite Things
Sakura jelly glitter pen

CHNC - Ch. 416 Anything Christmas with optional things with wings
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 366 - 367 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 277 Tis the season
Crafty Animals - Ch. 21
The Cutie Pie - Ch. 130 Add a little sparkle

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

You're the marshmallows...

My husband and my kids would have hot chocolate together and there were times that they would be putting marshmallows in it.  He was so good at spoiling them.  When we were at the mall, we would get a coffee and he would always get them a hot chocolate.  So for my card today which is a new release at Catch the Bug is Hot Cocoa Bear and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I had a die cut with marshmallows that I had to add and some straws which were the perfect color.  Hope that can take time to enjoy a cup this season.

Patterned Paper:  Pinterest - Danielle Doucette
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Hot Cocoa Bear
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You're the marshmallows in my cocoa
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Straw:  American Crafts
Divine Twine
Sakura jelly glitter pen

CHNC - Ch. 416 Anything Christmas with optional things with wings
Christmas Card Throwdown - Challenge from 2017 
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 442 Anything Goes with optional just do what you like best (hot cocoa and center step card)
QKR - Ch. 326 Anything Goes

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Deer Merry Christmas

I have another deer card that I had put together and now finally get a chance to post.  It is also using a Sizzix die cut and I heat embossed the sentiment.  I distressed the edges of my papers.

Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp:  My Minds Eye
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Zig
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Flowers:  Recollections & Hobby Lobby
Die Cut:  Nestabilities 33; Sizzix

Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Ch. 387 (see sketch above)
Color Throwdown - Ch. 523 (see swatch above)
Double D Challenges - Run Run Rudolph (see mood board above)
The Cupcake Inspiration - Ch.460 (see above)
If you give a crafter a cookie - Ch. 109 (see above)
CHNC - Ch. 416 Anything Christmas with optional things with wings
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 364 - 365 Anything Goes

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Merry Elfing Christmas

Today at Catch the Bug, there is a new Challenge which is a BINGO.  For my card, I used the Elf 004 image and a sentiment that I asked Paulette to make for me from TLC, Create.  I used all the BINGO items except 2 merged images.  This will be the last challenge for the year.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Elf 004 (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create Merry Elfing Christmas
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Circle; Grand Circle
Die:  My Favorite Things; Sizzix
Pearls:  Recollection
Spectrum Noir
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Divine Twine
Lace:  Wrights
Embossing Folder:  Darice

CHNC - Ch. 416 Anything Christmas with optional things with wings
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 420 Cute Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 560 Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 224 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Ch. 169 Christmas non-Traditional Colors
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 86 Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Brown Sugar - Ch. 285 December Holiday or Winter

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Snowflake Coffee

I was wanting to make more card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, but time was not in my favor last week.  So here is one that I was working on that I have finished and still want to post.  It is using a digital stamp from Verve along with a sentiment.  I added some extra snowflake dies and bling. I love the non-Traditional colors.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Verve 
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles; Lacey Circle
Die:  Chery Lynn Die
Ribbon:  May Arts
Bling:  Mark Richards

Mojo Sketch - Ch. 504
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 364- 365 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 232 Anything Goes
CHNC - Ch. 415 Anything Christmas with option use some gems or peals
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Ch. 238 Christmas

Snowmen Block

Today I have a card for you with some playful snowmen for the Thursday Oldie but Goodie at Catch the Bug and the set is Snowmen Block.  This time I used an oversized pom on the one hat. I added some twine and washi tape around my patterned paper strips.  I also added a few red snowflakes with some clear bling. Just wish I had this much energy, lol.

Patterned Paper:  Me and My Big Ideas
Cardstock:  Martha Stewart; Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Snowmen Block
Pom:  Recollection
Snowflake:  EK Success
Bling:  Paper Studio
Washi Tape:  Recollection
Spellbinder:  Picot Circle
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Cheerful Sketches - December
CHNC - Ch. 415 Anything Christmas with optional gems or pearls
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 180 Anything Christmas
Simon Says Moday - Warm Winter Wishes
Crafty Calendar - December It's Christmas Time
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 364 - 365 Anything Goes

Monday, December 10, 2018

Pinecone Deer

Well, I had a sinus CT last week and it shows that my entire right sinus is opacified and occluded.  So the note from my MD is that this will absolutely affect your breathing. So she isn't surprised that I am having panic attacks about feeling like I can't breathe. I have an appointment to see ENT on December 19th and my doctor is hoping that I will get some suggestions from that. Now on top of that I got a cold with a cough and laryngitis.  So I really feel rotten.  I am hoping to get some relief soon.
I needed to make a masculine card so I used a Sizzix die cut and added some embossing powder to it.  I cut some pine cut dies and put Liquid Pearl on it and Glitter on top.  I heat embossed the sentiment in the corner.

Patterned Paper:  Recollection; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio; Recollection
Die:  Sizzix; Lifestyle Crafts
Stamp:  My Minds Eye
Embossing Powder:  Stamp Craft; Tim Holtz - Photo Vintage
Liquid Pearl
Glitter:  WOW Glitter

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 543 Sketch Saturday
Double D - Run Run Rudolph Challenge (see above)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 364-365 Anything Goes
CHNC - Ch. 415 Anything Christmas with optional use some gems or pearls
Scribbles - Ch. 71 Reindeer Games
Crafty Animals - Ch. 21
International Art & Soul - Ch. 48 Add some sparkle

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Bears all in a row

As I am finding as I am getting older....I like things softer. Not only do I like stretch pants I like the REALLY soft ones that you like to rub like a baby blanket while wearing.  My daughter tells me that they are soft as butter; however, I buy real butter which I find to be rather hard.  I like soft flannel sheets especially this time of year.  So this image with four bears from Bugaboo called Teddy Bear Winter Topper appeals to me because you want to hug and squish them. I made this card for the Stella Says Sketch 620.  This is the LAST one for 2018.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollection; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Teddy Bear Winter Topper (see above for direct link)
Doily:  Paper Studio
Bling:  Mark Richards

CHNC Patterned - December
Addicted to Stamps - Ch. 169 Christmas Non-traditional colors
CHNC - Ch. 415 Anything Christmas with optional pearls or gems
Dream Valley - Ch. 192 Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 559 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 285 December Holiday or Winter

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Stella Shopping

Well, the week of Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos has ended so watch for the winners in the next couple of days.  So today starts a new Saturday Challenge and it's Anything Goes.  For my card, I used the Friday Freebie of Stella Christmas and did her in Traditional Christmas Colors.  Wishing you a great weekend.

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Christmas
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Ink:  Distress Mowed Lawn
Button:  Hobby Lobby
Die:  Tutti
Pom:  Recollections
Glossy Acceents

ABC Christmas - Y Your favorite Thing (presents, shopping, Stella images)
4CC - Ch. 432 Ribbons/ Bows
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 35 Merry Christmas
International Art & Soul - Ch. 47 Funny Christmas
Dragonfly Journey - Ch. 130 Handmade Holiday Magic

Friday, December 7, 2018

Cost a lot like Christmas

LAST DAY of the Catch the Bug Awkward Holiday Chaos Day 7 which is "Was BINGO one of Santa's reindeer?"  There is our Friday Freebie and we have a BINGO board to go with it.  We have Stella Christmas which how can you not have humor with all of this awkward challenges?  I also used a retired elf.  I used ALL the BINGO items!!! So I have a card in overload and Stella's sweater is sure UGLY.  Hope you have some fun with this challenge.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations;  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Bazzil; Paper Studio; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Christmas & Elf cc
Spectrum Noir
Poms:  Recollection
Star:  Making Memories
Divine Twine
Glossy Accents
Die:  Sugar Pea 

CHNC - Ch. 414 Anything Christmas with optional stickers
International Art & Soul - Ch. 47 Funny Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Ch. 169 Christmas Non-traditional colors
Create with Stamps - Ch. 33 Santa or Gift
Sisterhood of Crafters - Use stitched dies
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 86 Non-traditional colors

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Noel birds

Well we are on Day 6 of the Awkward Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug which is about the fruit cake so it's a color challenge.  So for my card today, I used the image, Noel Birds.  I dry embossed the white background with a snowflake design. I just love non-Traditional Christmas colors.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Noel Birds
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon:  Michael's
Sakura jelly glitter pen

CHNC - Ch. 414
12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Ch. 48 Anything Christmas
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 21
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 5

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

What do you mean?

This week is just moving along and the Holiday Chaos is going on Catch the Bug and today is Day 5 for Smile for the Camera.  So it's to make a card with humor.  For my card, I used Puppy - Enough Reindeer and I added Spectrum Noir to the bells and Stickles to the hat along with some Liquid Applique to the snow and some glitter pen to the snowflakes.  Even with all the sparkles, I couldn't cheer up this poor pup who couldn't join the magic reindeer.  I all think we have days like  Hope you get a chance to check out what my team mates have created and have some laughs and it leaves you with smiles.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Puppy - Enough Reindeer
Ink:  Memento - Lucky Red
Die:  My Favorite Things
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Divine Twine
Spectrum Noir
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Liquid Applique

CHNC - Ch. 414 Anything Christmas with optional use stickers
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 21
Scribbles - Ch. 71 Reindeer Games
Crafty Animals - Ch. 21
little red wagon - Ch. 475 Purrs and wags (house pets)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

When all else fails...CAFFINATE

Welcome to Megan, my new follower.
I am behind this year and didn't realize until it was upon me about the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which I enjoy participating in.  So even though I have the Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos going on I just had to make a card.  It was a quickie.  I used a pre-made coffee sticker and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I flipped the sketch and used some washi tape.  Then pulled out some bling and enamel dots.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Core-Dinations: Recollections
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Sticker:  Recollections
Bling:  Paper Studio
Enamel Dots:  Paper Studio
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 542
CHNC - Ch. 414 Anything Christmas with optional stickers
CHNC Patterned - December
613 Ave Create - Ch. 216 Anything Goes with optional use of washi tape

Be naughty!

Today at Catch the Bug for Day 4 of the Awkward Holiday Chaos it's "Is that an ugly sweater or what?"  So today we have three 3 Ugly Sweater Options to use on your card/project.  I used option #2 (Glitter, 3 Buttons, Ribbon) on our New Release...of sorts Gus Christmas Be Naughty.

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo Gus Christmas Be Naughty
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Glossy Accents
Pom:  Mark Richards
Buttons:  Stash
Ink:  Distress - Mowed Lawn; Distress Oxide - Broken China
Stencil:  My Favorite Things

CHNC - Ch. 414 Anything Christmas with optional sticker
Crafty Friends - Ch. 98 Christmas
Creatalicious - Ch. 152 Anything Goes with optional use a stencil
Create with Stamps - Ch. 33 Santa or Gift
CIC - Ch. 459 Holidays

Monday, December 3, 2018

Elf Tag with White Elephant Gift

Today is Day 3 of the Catch the Bug Awkward Holiday Chaos and it's Bring on the White Elephants. The challenge is to create a project that is gift packaging whether it is a tag, gift card holder or anything that could be used to give a gift.  I made a tag using elf peeker.  I included a white elephant gift that I made for an exchange that I will use as one of my gifts for my co-workers for our Christmas party, lol.  It is VERY AWKWARD!!!! It is a pair of slippers made out of the thickest maxi-pads I could find. I have included pictures below...they are not really to be worn, but they always get a huge laugh, especially among nurses.

Tag and twine:  Target
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Elf Peeker (see above for direct link)
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Spectrum noir pen
Marker:  Zig

Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 118 Large Christmas Tag
Not Just Cards - November
Allsorts - Wk 496 Fairies, Fantasy, Magical
CHNC - Ch. 414 Anything Christmas with optional stickers
Cute 'n Crafty Christmas - Ch. 1