Wednesday, February 28, 2018

One to Brag

I had wanted to make this card sooner and then thought that I wasn't going to make it so I was going to put the stamp away....and then thought....let's do this.  It was unusually nice today and we had temps in the 50's and it was sunny so I got out for a nice long walk; however, they are saying we are in for a temp drop and snow for Thursday.  So while I'm in a good mood I took advantage of it and made a card, lol.  I made this as one of my favorite layouts, a tri-shutter card.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Art Impressions - One to Brag set
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Bling:  Mark Richards
Cakes:  Dress it Up
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Art Impressions - Ch. 226 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 196 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 98 Special Folds (Tri-Shutter)
CHNC Patterned - February
Allsorts - Wk 456 I spy something begging with "B" (brag, bite, blue)
Crazy for Challenges - C4C423 Add a cake

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

I'm as lucky as can be....

Here is another St. Patrick's Day card using a New Release from Bugaboo, Bugaboo March Hedgie, and a sentiment from TLC, Create.
I love this sentiment and I have a friend that I have had for 28 years and we have been through thick and thin together!!!

Pattered Paper:  TLC, Create - Celtic Colored Paper 4; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollection; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Bugaboo March Hedgie
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - World's Best Friend
Clover:  Hobby Lobby
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 196 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 284 Anything Goes
International Art & Soul - Ch. 27 Use stuff you already own
Love to Craft - Ch. 19 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 8 Anything Goes

Monday, February 26, 2018

Dog Gone Cute

One last card for today using an image from Miss Rach, Fancy Boston Terrier along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I put Glossy Accent on his eyepiece.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Weird Boy; Boyhood Adventures
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Miss Rach - Fancy Boston Terrier (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Dog gone cute
Ribbon:  Offray
Glossy Accents

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 502
Crafty Animals - Ch. 11 
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 112 Year of the Dog
Allsorts - Wk 456 I spy something beginning with "B" (Boston Terrier, bowtie)
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 518 Cute Critters

It's the little things that mean so much

Yesterday was the 4th Anniversary of the passing of my husband. So I went to the cemetery and for a walk in the neighborhood near by.  Then I made quite a few cards to keep myself busy.  Later today, I'm meeting my friend with her grandsons since they are off from school.
I made this card using an image from Beccy's Place and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Love this color combination.  I was trying to find my Martha Stewart punches for doing straight and corners, but when my Dad helped with cleaning my basement....they were moved...and my parents are on their 50th Anniversary trip so I can't call them.  Dad was helpful, but now I can't find stuff, then again he may have donated it knowing him.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Stampin' Up; Recollections
Stamp:  Beccy's Place - Shabby Chic Birdhouse
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - It's the little things
Flowers:  Recollections
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Spellbinders:  Small and Large petite oval
Embossing Folder:  We are memory keepers

Beccy's Challenge - February
JUGS - Ch. 429
Southern Girls - Nature
If you give a crafter a cookie - Ch. 88
Sweet Stampin' - Spring has sprung
Allsorts - Wk 456 I spy something beginning with "B" (Birdhouse)
Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers

Christmas It's all about the love

I am trying to keep up with making some Christmas cards each month.  So here is one using an image from Mo Manning, called Winter Fox and a sentiment from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Craft Smith; Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Winter Fox (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Christmas, It's all about the love
Bling:  Recollections
Ribbon:  JoAnn's
Flower:  Petaloo

Die Sketch Tanten - Ch. 41
CHNC - Ch. 374 Anything Christmas with optional use some gold
12 Months of Christmas - Ch. 38 For a loved one
CCAYR - February use mainly red
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 11 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 518 Cute Critters
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 382 Christmas
Double D Challenges - Woodland Creatures
Southern Girls - Nature

Coffee and puppy love

I used the freebie from Sasayki Glitter to make this card.  My daughter has one pup and always talks about getting a second which I think she is crazy for.  But time will tell, she spoils her dog so that I can't see how she could handle two.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Every Moment Matters
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Sasayaki Glitter freebie
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls:  Jolee
Spellbinders:  Heart; Scalloped Heart

Sasayaki Glitter - February A project for a loved one
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 112 Year of the Dog
Crafty Animals - Ch. 11 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 368 Anything Goes

Saturday, February 24, 2018

You make my Tu-LIPS smile,Happy Easter

This Saturday starts a new Challenge at Catch the Bug.  This week is a Color Challenge.  I used Egg tulip peeker and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  These are gorgeous pastels so have fun.  Tulips are one of my favorite flowers.
Today will be a busy day have to try to get some photos of Lyra, my BFFs Granddaughter who is now one year old if she cooperates.  Then meeting some friends for dinner and a movie.  WOW that is a full day for me, lol.  Just hope it's full of smiles and giggles.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Pretty Little Things
Cardstock:  Craft Smith; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Egg tulip peeker
Sentiment: TLC,Create - Tulips Smile Easter
Spellbinder: Pennant
Doily:  Paper Studio
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Incy Wincy - Easter
Crafty Sentiments - Spring Challenge
Polkadoodles - Week 8 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 322 - 323 Anything Goes
Creative Crafters - Ch. 1 Anything Goes

Friday, February 23, 2018

29 and holding

I have a birthday card that I made using a sentiment from TLC, Create and the Friday Freebie from BugabooGirlz Celebrate.  For the background, I embossed the paper and then rubbed it with gold ink.  I put some Glossy Accents on the balloons and Sakura jelly glitter pen on the strings.

Patterned Paper:  Beautiful Everyday
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Girlz Celebrate
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - 29 and holding
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
         Stampabilities - Gold
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Waverly
Glossy Accents
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Die:  My Favorite Things
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with optional coffee or tea
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 213 Spring Flowers
Alphabet Challenge - X for Xtra Special Occassion
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 368 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 195 Anything Goes

Dog Gone It!

Today I have a card that I made using a Tim Holtz stamp that I colored a long time ago and just never put together until today.  Just love this wild and crazy stamp set.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Tim Holtz - Crazy Dogs
Ink:  Distress - Black Soot
Ribbon:  Michael's
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Die:  Sugar Pea
Pearls:  Recollection

Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 380 Sketch
4CC - Ch. 391 Color Challenge
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 112 Year of the Dog
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 518 Cute Critters
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 109 Animals

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hello - Easter eggs

I actually made this card last night, but was too tired to post it believe it or not.  I have been helping my best friend with caring for her Mother and now the family has intervened and that has actually caused a lot of chaos.  Now she has her niece and daughter in law that are making drama which isn't needed.  Obviously there are people who are jealous and intimidated that need to "stir the pot".  It's just that karma is ugly.
On a positive note, Easter is hopping closer and I kept this simple.  I used some punches and dies, one stamp and some flowers.

Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Punches:  Creative Memories
Spellbinder:  Eggs
Flowers:  Recollections

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 501
Color Throwdown - Ch. 481 (see picture above)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 322 - 323 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Easter
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 195 Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Polar Bear - Joy

I had several challenges in mind when making this card.  The other day I was looking for a photo corner and pulled out a Quic Kutz die cut which I have had for ages and found this polar bear.  We had rain the past two days and people are having flooding.  There are roads and areas closed due to flooding.  What a mess! My daughter lives 100 miles north of me, and they had snow.  Now the problem is that the temperatures are suppose to drop to the teens today so we will have freezing.

Cardstock:  DCWV; Recollections
Dies:  Quic Kutz; My Favorite Things
Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Atlantic Heart Sketches - Ch. 252
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Throwdown - Polar Bears
CHNC - Ch. 373 Anything Goes with optional use some green
CIC - Ch. 440

Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 517 One Word Sentiment
AAA - CAS Game - Ch. 109 Die Cuts Only
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 101 CAS

More than LEPRECHAUNS love their gold

I just can't believe how fast 2018 is going. I have a New Release image at Bugaboo with this St. Patrick's Day image of Edwards St. Pats and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  So we went from red and pink cards to now green.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Edward St. Pats
Sentiment;  TLC, Create - Love you more than leprechauns
Ink: Stampabilities - Gold
Ribbon:  Michael's
Coin:  Recollections

Get Creative - Ch. 66 Use ribbon or washi tape
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 233 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 109 Animals
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 367 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 404 Anything Goes optional use some pretty ribbon
Alphabet Challenge - X for Xtra Special Occasion (St. Patrick's Day)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rejoice He is alive

I just love this sketch at Atlantic Heart and wanted to make another card for Easter.  I printed a TLC, Create sentiment on digital paper to match and cut it out with a die.  I used eggs instead of circle shape.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe; DCWV
Cardstock:  Recollections
Sentiment;  TLC, Create - Rejoice He is alive
Spellbinders:  Egg; Pennant
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Brad:  Paper Studio
Pearls:  Recollection & Jolee

A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 213 Spring Flowers
Allsorts - Wk 455 Handmade Flowers
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 367 Anything Goes
4CC - Ch. 390 Lots of Layers

You're sweet and I'm not LION

Today there is a new Stella Sketch at Catch the Bug, and I used Lion Topper and a sentiment from TLC, Create.
This week was busy, on Friday I spent the day in my daughter's classroom she had "Jump Rope for Heart" and their Valentine Party.  The day went fast.  Then I spent the night at my parents so that I could attend a funeral on Saturday.  My Mom helped me pin my dress for her Anniversary so that I can hem it.  Amanda took Gus to get a hair cut so I have before and after pictures of my Grandpup.  I also have a picture of a surprise that I received on Valentines.

 A dozen roses, bear and chocolates

 Amanda jumping with her students...see she they are almost as tall as her, hehe

 Gus on Friday before hair cut

Gus on Saturday eating treat after hair cut

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Lion Topper
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You're sweet
Ink:  Distress - Peeled Paint
Jute:  May Arts
Button:  Dress it Up
Leave:  Recollection

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 322 - 323 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 109 Animals
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 367 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 283 Anything Goes

Bunnies with tulip

I have my card for the monthly progressive challenge at Gerda Steiner using the adorable image of Spring Bunny Friends and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I did a different version of the Stair Step Fold.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Spring Bunny Friends (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Spring Tulip Collage
Spellbinders:  Large Circle; Stately Circle
Chalk:  Unknown
Die:  My Favorite Things - Clouds
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts & Recollections

Gerda Steiner - February
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 194 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 98 Special Folds
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 109 Animals
Pink Gems - Ch. 213 Spring Flowers