Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Advice from the Season Autumn

Today there is a new release of sorts from Catch the Bug called Jar Autumn and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  It just seems like we have skipped Autumn and gone straight to Winter with as cold as it has been, today we are to have a high of 26. YIKES! I had fun with this image because I love these colors.



Patterned Paper:  Target
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Jar Autumn
Ink:  Memento - Potters Clay
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen
Gems:  Recollections
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Ribbon:  Offray

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 360 - 361 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 228 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 271 Border Time
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 84 Pumpkins
Crafty Friends - Ch. 96 Use 2 or more DP
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 34 Autumnal Colors
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 216 Add a ribbon/bow with a sentiment
Addicted to Stamps - Ch. 168 Anything Goes with optional use ribbon

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Thankful for family, friends, food and spanx

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and the theme is Something Yummy.  I used the image JJC Thanksgiving and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  In less than two weeks in the US we will be having Thanksgiving and many will be having a turkey. I am looking forward to this since now that I am alone...I don't cook like I used to when my husband and kids were around.  This morning I woke up to the ground being covered in snow so the weather has changed to being COLD.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Indian Summer
Cardstock:  Paper Studio, Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - JJC Thanksgiving
TLC, Create - This Thanksgiving Thanks
Ribbon:  Michael's
Pearls:  Jolee
Flowers:  Prima
Spellbinders:  Label 33
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 360 - 361 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 178 Thankful
Thankful Thursday - Ch. 237 Always Thankful
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 216 Add a ribbon/bow with a sentiment
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 117 Special Event/Celebrations
Addicted to Stamps - Ch. 168 Anything Goes with optional use ribbon
Brown Sugar - Ch. 284 Thankful/Gratitude/ Thank You
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 34 Autumnal Colors

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Party till you melt

I wanted to make a card for me that wasn't part of a DT requirement so I made a Christmas card.  I used an image from Bugaboo called Goofy Snowmen Set and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Naturally if it's a goofy snowman...he has to have goofy eyes and a pom on his hat.  The background is embossed.  It's a fun CAS card.





Cardstock:  Stampin' Up; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Goofy Snowmen Set
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Party till you melt
Eyes:  Horizon
Pom:  Creatology
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon:  Michael's
Circle Punches:  EK Success

Challenges
Christmas Card Throwdown - November Sketch
12 Months of Christmas - Ch. 47 All Tied Up
CHNC - Ch. 410 Anything Christmas with option use some glitter
Sparkles Christmas - Ch. 95 Embossing
Incy Wincy - Christmas

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Thanksgiving Blessings

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it's the first Saturday of the month so it's an Anything Goes.  For my card, I used Bobblehead Thanksgiving Indian Girl which you can get for $1 and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Welcome to my new follower Pattie.
Today’s challenge is an Anything Goes Challenge!   

You know what that means?   ANYTHING GOES so if you made it we want to see it!
We look forward to seeing what you come up with!  Be sure and check out the store  here for some great images! Below the team has provided wonderful samples with many of the wonderful images that Jodie has in the store!  

Please post your project to  Catch the Bug, by 11/10/18 at  6:00 AM EST to be entered a random drawing for three digi prize packs – )  10 free images   (using a Bugaboo image only),  seven  (7), or four (4) using any image!   

New projects only no backlinking please! Limit 3 per person please!!




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Wonderfall
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bobblehead Thanksgiving Indian Girl
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Thanksgiving Blessings
Ribbon:  Offray
Die:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday  - Ch. 358 - 359 Anything Goes
CIC - Ch. 457 Fall











International Art & Soul - 45 Autumn Colors
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 129 Thanks & Giving
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 554 Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

That's something to crow about

Today it's a New Release Day at Catch the Bug and it's Crow Trio along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I just love this color combination which is so cheery.  Hope that you have a great week.



Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins
Cardstock:  Paper Studio; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Crow Trio
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Congrats Crow about it
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
        Distress Oxide - Broken China
        Distress Oxide - Peeled Paint
Leaves:  Tonic
Stencil:  My Favorite Things
Gems:  Mark Richards

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 258 - 259 Anything Goes
Allsorts  - Wk 491 Pearls and/or Gems
QKR - Ch. 319 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 226 Anything Goes
The Creative Crafter - Ch. 9 Anything Goes

Monday, October 29, 2018

Sorry about your Boo Boo

I have an uncle who had to have surgery so I made this card for him and he should receive it as he returns home from the hospital.  The image and sentiment is from Mo Manning called Boo Boo. I have a bunch of Mo's images and just had to color one up for this.
I haven't told anything personal in quite sometime so I am going to just vent for a second....I have a lot with lots of trees so hence lots of leaves.  All weekend long I have been trying to get outside and deal with my yard which I'm sure my neighbors are not happy with since working full time I have not done during the week. On Saturday after being out for 30 minutes it started to rain and then Sunday I was out for 45 minutes.  Today I rushed home and in the dark I had 30 minutes to have just a small pile before it started to rain, really.  These leaves are wet and I have mushrooms growing underneath.  Luckily I went to my Allergy appointment to find out that I don't have allergies just chronic sinusitis with a wonderful sinus infection since June so we are trying another antibiotic.  OK, thanks, at least I typed out my story and beat on my keys, lol.






Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Boo Boo
Ink:  Memento - Real Red
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Die:  Taylored Expressions
Spellbinder:  Large Petite Oval

Challenges
Double D - Stripes and Dots (see mood board above)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 358 - 359 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 226 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 269 Embossing Delight
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 215 Use a funny sentiment



Sunday, October 28, 2018

Todays witches ride swiffers

Today starts a new Stella Says Sketch Challenge at Catch the Bug.  For my card, I used the image and sentiment of Stella Swiffer.  I love the sarcastic humor of Stella.  I added Glossy Accents to her glasses and the stars....and when I went to take my picture this is the first time I had this happen, but it was not quite dry and I smeared them when the card flopped when I was taking a photo.  ARGH!  Now I can imagine what Stella would say.





Patterned Paper:  Cloud 9
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Swiffer
Ink:  Distress - Concord Grape, Distress Oxide Wilted Violet
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Stencil:  My Favorite Things
Glossy Accents
Gems:  Duct Tape
Die:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Kraftin' Kimmie - Ch. 454 Witches
The Sisterhood of Crafters - We could all use a little humor
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 215 Use a funny sentiment
Crafty Catz - Ch. 435 Anything Goes with twist of Halloween
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 109 Color Project Use 2 Colors (Purple, Green)
Pattie's Creations - Ch. 151 Halloween or Autumn
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 269 Embossing Delight

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Breast Cancer Angel 3

Here is my final Breast Cancer card for my Aunt Marian, my Mom's younger sister.  My Mom is in a family with 13 children and there are 10 girls and now 3 have breast cancer, besides my Grandmother.  So this is a very dear subject to me. Her sisters were just diagnosed this year so they are all doing genetic testing.  For this card, the image is from Bugaboo Ava Heart 1 and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  The ribbon background patterned paper is from Imagine That Awareness Ribbons Pink Papers.


Patterned Paper:  Me and My Big Ideas; Imagine That Awareness Ribbons Pink Papers (see above for direct link)
Cardstock): Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ava Heart 1
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Beauty Grace Hope
Ribbon:  Michael's 
Button:: Papertrey
Flowers:  Recollections
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 97 Breast Cancer Awareness
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 115 Mostly Pink Breast Cancer Month
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 225 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 112 Pretty Pinks or Halloween

Foundation of my food pyramid

Today I have a new card with a sort of New Release at Catch the Bug called Coffee Time Perk Up and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I remember my Grandmother having a coffee pot like this, so I pulled out some papers that had a vintage look to me.




Patterned Paper:  Authentique
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Coffee Time Perk Up
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Caffeine is the foundation of food pyramid
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Sequins: Stash
Ribbon:  May Arts
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Flowers:  Recollections

Challenges
The Creative Crafters - Ch. 9 Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned - October
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 552 Food/Drink
QKR - Ch. 318 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Ch. 95 Circles

Sunday, October 21, 2018

You cannot cure stupidity!

Just a reminder that at Catch the Bug there is the Stella Says Sketch Challenge joining on for one more week.  I made a card using the funny image of Stella Stupidity.  My Dad uses that sentiment as well.  I added Glossy Accents to her eyeglasses and the IV bag.  I also put some pearls for her earrings.  I have been a nurse for almost 30 years and I have never worn a nursing cap and I can't tell you the last time that I wore a uniform dress/skirt.  I guess Stella isn't up to date, hehe.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Messy Scraps; Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Stupidity (see above for direct link)
Die:  My Favorite Things
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Glossy Accents
Pearls:   Recollections
Ribbon:  American Crafts

Challenges
Double D - Spots and Stripes
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 412 Embellish with Ribbon or Lace
Crafty Catz - Ch. 434 Anything Goes with twist make it square
little red wagon - Ch. 418 Digi do
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 402 Anything Goes

Saturday, October 20, 2018

I get so CRABBY

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it's a BINGO Challenge.  For this one, I used an image that you can get for $1 called Crab Flower Digi Stamp and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  This is an image that I colored years ago and had sitting in a pile waiting to be made into a card, so I thought it was time to do so.  For the BINGO...I did all the items except forgot to find a ticket.






Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Crab Flower Digi Stamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Who Me Crabby
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Ribbon:  Michel's
Ink:  Distress - Broken China
Stencil - My Favorite Things
Flowers:  Prima
Gems:  Paper Studio
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Ch. 147
Double D - Spots and Stripes

Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 412 Embellish with Ribbon or Lace
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 402
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 356 - 357 Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Have a Witchingly Wonderful Halloween

Today at Catch the Bug it's a New Release and the image is JJ October and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  The patterned paper is also from TLC, Create.  I wanted to do something different so I did my JJ in blue so she is stylin'.  I added Glossy Accents to her glasses.




Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Witches & Spiders Papers 5
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo JJ October
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Witchingly Wonderful Halloween
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Ribbon:  Olfray
Spider webs:  Martha Stewart
Glossy Accents
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen

Challenges
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 214 Fall or Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 551 Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters - Cute Spooks
Sweet Stampin' - Halloween
Pattie's Creation - Ch. 151 Autumn or Halloween
QKR - Ch. 317 Anything Goes

Monday, October 15, 2018

Breast Cancer Angel 2

As I said before, I had several more cards to make using the Bugaboo Ava Heart image and the sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made the one for Mother who is a 9 year survivor and this one is for my Aunt is who is currently going through treatments now.  She is HER 2 positive so she has a year long of treatments to go through.  She happens to be my Godmother and is a retired nurse.  So this is the card that I made for her.




Patterned Paper:  Me and My Big Idea; Paper Sudio
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ava Heart (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Die Cuts:  My Favorite Things
Ribbon:  Michael's 
Button:  Papertrey
Flower:  Recollections
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 356 - 357 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 115 Mostly Pink Breast CA Month
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 112 Pretty Pinks or Halloween
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 97 Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Courage

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug, and the theme is Cowboys and Cowgirls.  I used the image, Cowboy Saddle and a sentiment from TLC, Create.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cowboy Saddle (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Courage Saddle Up
Spellbinder:  Small and Large petite ovals
Star:  Memory Keepers
Twine:  Natural Fibers

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - October
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 356 - 367 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 223 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 413 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 401 Anything Goes

Monday, October 8, 2018

Breast Cancer Angel

As it happens my Mother is a 9 year survivor of breast cancer this year so this is the card that I made for her. Now she has two sisters that were diagnosed this year with breast cancer so I will also be making them cards as well with variations of this image and sentiment.  So my Mom with be getting genetic testing done this year since my Grandmother also had breast cancer....so we will see what that means for me and my daughter.
For my card the image is from Bugaboo called Ava Heart and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  The patterned paper is from Imagine That Digistamp by Kris - Awareness Ribbon Pink Digi Papers.



Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp by Kris - Awareness Ribbons Pink (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ava Heart (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Beauty, Grace, and Hope
Marker:  Stampin' Up - Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Memento - Angel Pink
Ribbon:  Simplicity and Michael's
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollection
Die:  My Favoire Things
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Challenges
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 112 Pretty Pinks or Halloween
CHNC Patterned - October
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 97 Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Crafty Cardmaker - Ch. 219 Lace or Ribbon


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Quilt Squares with sympathy

I always like to have sympathy cards on hand for when that dreaded occasion.  With it being World Card Making Day yesterday, I thought it would be a good time to get a couple added to the stash.  For the card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I did a technique for a quilt square that I found on Pinterest.





Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - With Sympathy
Button:  Stash
Divine Twine
Ribbon:  American Crafts

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 354 - 355 Anything Goes
JUGS - Ch. 461 Sympathy
ATG with TLC - Ch. 24
QKR - Ch. 316 Anything Goes

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fat, Jolly and Generous

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it's a Anything Goes Challenge.  For this challenge, I made another Twisted Pop-Up Card using Reindeer Blocks and an additional sentiment from TLC, Create.
I made this in non-Traditional colors ad added some die cut snowflakes and pearls.
I love the sentiment because I feel like those are the words that describe me too, lol.







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Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Reindeer Blocks
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Fat, Jolly, Generous
Dies:  Sizzix
Punch:  EK Success
Gems:  Recollection
Pearls:  Jolee

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 354-355 Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 142 Anything Goes with optional paper strips instead of ribbon
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 19 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 19
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 3 October
CHNC - Ch. 406 Anything Christmas optional add a flower or more