Friday, March 30, 2018

Advice from a flower

Tulips are my favorite spring flower.  Today there is a Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug, using this beautiful image of Bug Jar Tulip and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I put Glossy Accents on the vase and outlined the images with Sakura jelly glitter pen.  I used lots of buttons for all the colors.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bug Jar Tulip
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Advice from a flower
Glossy Accents
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Buttons:  Stash
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 328 - 329 Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Spring Flowers
Aud Sentimets - Ch. 200 Spring/Easter
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 68 Buttons ad/or bows
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 373 Anything Goes

Monday, March 26, 2018

Cat on bookshelf bookmark

Today is a quick post...I meant to get this done sooner, but life got crazy.  I had the image colored and finally put it together.  Since the image had books....I wanted to make a corner bookmark and followed the tutorial on making it which is the first time I made this one.  This is the progressive challenge at Gerda Steiner using Cat in Bookshelf.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  DCWV; Recollection
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Cat in Bookshelf (see above for direct link)
Flowers: Paper Studio
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Gerda Steiner - March
Show us your Pussies Cats - Ch. 28 Furrything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 12 
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 238 Border Time

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Congratulations, You Two

Well I made it through the first week of my new job and today slept half the day away.  I wanted to make a wedding/engagement card for my stash.  I recently purchased this Splendid Swans set just for this purpose.  I used my distress oxides to make the background.

Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Watercolor Paper:  Strathmore
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
        Distress Oxide:  Salty Ocean, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers

My Favorite Things - MFTWSC377
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 199 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 326 - 327 Anything Goes
Mix it Up - Ch. 11 Make your own background
Double D - Just wing it

Friday, March 23, 2018

Brat Easter

Today there is another Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and I used the Bug Brat Easter 02 image with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I can't believe that Easter is right around the corner.  So if you need to make a few cards here is a great image to grab for a cutie.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Craft Smith; Recollection 
Stamp  Bugaboo - Bug Brat Easter 02
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - April Words
Bling:  Mark Richards
Lady Bug:  Dress it Up
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Ink:  Distress - Broken China

Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 533 Easter
CRAFT - Ch. 460 Spring/Easter
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 100 Easter
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 215 Easter

Thursday, March 22, 2018

We are Strongly Bonded

I am really liking my new job, but suffering from crafting withdrawl.  Also, sitting so much is making my muscles and joints stiff and sore so that I can't wait to see my massage therapist tomorrow.  Besides getting up early and learning new material everyday is physically exhausting.  My co-workers are supportive and it is a positive work environment.  So it has been an adjustment.  I had to make a card.  I made this yesterday, but went to bed because I was too tired to post.  I played with my distress oxide ink which I haven't done in quite sometime and some embossing.  I just had to flip the side of the sketch.

Cardstock:  Recollection
Watercolor Paper:  Strathmore
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Retired Chemistry Set
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Enamel Dots:  Recollection & Paper Studio
Inks:  Distress Oxide - Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade

My Favorite Things - MFTWSC377
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 199 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 326 - 327 Anything Goes
Mix It Up - Ch. 11 Make your own background
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 372 Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

the Glory of Easter

Well I survived my first two days of work.  I feel exhausted though when you have to learn things. I feel badly that I have not been online to view and comment on everyone's cards.  I had a few minutes before work this morning so I put together a card from an image that I colored a couple years ago.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  This lamb is a cutie from Cuddly Buddly, Spring Lamb.

Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Cuddly Buddy - Spring Lamb (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - the Glory of Easter
Punches:  EK Success; Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby

Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 199 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 326 - 327 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 100 Easter
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 237 Spring is on the way
CRAFT - Ch 459 Animals

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Christmas Brat Boy Stocking

Today starts a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.  For my card, I made a Christmas card to try to keep up with my Christmas stash.  Being from WI he is wearing Packer colors naturally.  This image is Christmas Brat Boy Stocking and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.
Well yesterday spent the day with my daughter shopping for a dress for her for my parents' Anniversary party.  My daughter is 4'11" and has poor self esteem about her appearance.  So we disagree about what she should wear.  I know that she is beautiful and thin, and she doesn't agree so she picks out clothing that doesn't flatter herself.  She tells me that I just say those things because I'm her Mom, and if I put a picture of the dress she chose online without her hair done she would never forgive me.  We finally purchased one that is now just have to get some alterations.

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Paper Crafts; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Christmas Brag Boy Stocking
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Stocking Heavy, Heart Light
Doily:  Momenta
Ribbon:  Michael's & Waverly
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

CHNC - Ch. 377 Anything Christmas with optional no patterned paper
Merry Christmas - Ch. 11
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 326 - 327 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 287 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 199 & BINGO (Pattern Paper, Digi, Favorite Color)  (Green)

Friday, March 16, 2018

precious. little. One

Today at Catch the Bug there is a Friday Freebie of this Cute Troll.  For my card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I think this troll is just so adorable and colored it for a baby boy card.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cute Troll
Spellbinder:  Large circle; Eyelet circle
Button:  Stash
Flowers:  Prima

Tuesday Throwdow - Ch. 383 Buttons
little red wagon - Ch. 437 Focus on Family (baby card)
Polkadoodles - Wk 10 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 184 Anything Goes

along came a Spider...

I colored this image from Mo Manning, Miss Miffet, several years ago and had it sitting in my stash.  So when the challenge at Allsorts came out for Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes I knew that I had to put it together.  I used a sentiment from TLC, Create and inked the edges.  I also found a spider from my Halloween collection.  I put Sakura jelly glitter pen on the string from the spider on the image.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye;  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Miss Muffet (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - along came a spider
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Ribbon/Lace:  Thread trends
Pearls:  Mark Richards
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Spider:  Recollections

Allsorts - Wk 458 Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 198 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 326 - 327 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 371 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Ch. 79 For a special lady

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Multiply like bunnies

I keep seeing these cards on Pinterest and I just had to make one.  Since I have so many die cuts and punches I figured that I could easily do this and I was right.  I decided to make it an easel card, which is just one of my favorite layouts.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe; Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Spellbinders:  Small and large petite ovals, Heart
Punches:  EK Success
Dies: My Favorite Things
Sakura jelly white pen
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Twine:  Darice
Buttons:  Stash
Flower:  Prima
Marker:  Zig

The Paper Players - Ch. 384 Any shade of Pink
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 235 Die Cuts/Punches
Brown Sugar - Ch. 276 Spring/Easter
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 383 Use buttons

Egg-cited about Easter

My kids aren't around anymore so I am thankful that I don't have to buy any jellybeans.  However, I do miss hiding Easter baskets and dying eggs.  We always made sugar cookies and they kids had sprinkles everywhere. For my card today, I used an image from Bugaboo, Bug Brat Easter 01 and a sentiment from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Spring Forward
Cardstock:  Core-dinations:  Paper Studio; Craft Smith; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bug Brat Easter 01
Sentiment:  Egg-cited about Easter
Egg:  Celebrate It
Pearls:  Mark Richards
Butterfly:  Recollections
Flowers:  Prima
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle

Crafty Sentiments - Easter Challenge
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 135 Anything Goes with optional Easter
Brown Sugar - Ch. 276 Spring or Easter

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day to Ewe

Today there is a new release at Catch the Bug and just in time for the upcoming holiday on Saturday.  I embossed three strips of green paper.  And I have to get out all my cards for my Irish friends.

Patterned Paper;  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - St Patrick's Day to Ewe
Flower:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Offray
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Die:  My Favorite Thing

Di's Design - Lots of Green
DL Thankful Thursday - Ch. 224 Green
Card Concept - Ch. 88 Monochromatic Green (Classy and Elegant)
Pattie's Creation - Ch. 144 Lots of Green

Sunday, March 11, 2018

There's no one else on earth like you

Here is a center step card that I made using the Mo Manning image, Lydia and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I thought this would make a perfect Mother's Day Card since my Mom's favorite color is yellow.
I added Sakura jelly glitter pen to the fairy wings of Lydia.

Patterned Paper:  American Craft
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Craft Smith; Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Lydia (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - No one else like you
Punches:  EK Success
Flowers:  Paper Studio; Recollections
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Mo Manning - Facebook Color Challenge (see colors above)
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 214 Mother's Day
Get Creative - Ch. 66 Fantasy, Mythological
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 105 Make it Feminine
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 384 Mother's Day
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 520 Mothers
Crafty Friends - Ch. 79 For a Special Lady
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 90 For the Girls
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 26 Flowers

Blooming Beauty

Here is a vintage card that I made using an image and sentiment from TLC, Create.  The pansies remind me of  my Grandmother.  I distressed the edges of my papers and ink distressed my sentiment.

Patterned Paper;  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Spring Flowers Journal Card
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Blooming Beauty
Divine Twine
Flowers:  Prima & Recollection
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
Distress Tool
Bling:  Duct Tape

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 324 - 325 Anything Goes
Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Tic Tac Tuesday #2 (Ribbon/Twine/Flowers/Dots) (Purple/Flowers/Glitter)
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 197 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 174 Vintage
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 26 Flowers
Crafty Catz - Ch. 407 Anything Goes with optional layer it up

Christmas Bear

I wanted to get some things crossed off my list and that was to get a few more Christmas cards made.  So here is one using the Bugaboo image, Christmas Bear and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I embossed the circle behind the bear.

Patterned Paper:  gcd
Cardstock:  Paper Studio; Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Christmas Bear (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Bringing Joy to large and small
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Pom:  Creativity
Sakura jelly glitter pen

12 Months of Christmas - Ch. 39 Beary Merry Christmas
CHNC - Ch. 376 Anything Christmas with optional Santa Claus
CRAFT - Ch. 458 Christmas
ABC Christmas - E Emboss F Frill G Glitter (Emboss)
International Art & Soul - Ch. 28 Emboss & use a die cut

Butterfly Thanks

I like to make Thank You notes for my daughter who is a teacher.  Her students/parents are great to her.  Even when I went to a few weeks ago they had treats for Valentines Day and they had A LOT!  One of the parents sent money instead of sending a treat so that she could purchase something.  Obviously she didn't need the money so she wrote a thank you note and sent it back to the parent.
For this card I used some dies that I haven't used in some time.  Again, I am hoping that Spring comes soon.

Patterned Paper:  Pebbles
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Spellbinder:  Words
Dies:  My Favorite Things - Butterflies
Pearls:  Michael's

Atlantic Heart Sketches - Ch. 254
QKR - Ch. 286 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 370 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 324 - 325 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 10 Anything Goes

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Candy Cane Bear Merry and Bright

Today starts a new challenge Catch the Bug with the topic being Nature's Wonder Big and Small.  So you are to make a card using a creature on it.  I used Candy Cane Bear and a sentiment from TLC, Create because I am trying to keep up with my Christmas stash.

Patterned Paper;  gcd; Recollection
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Candy Cane Bear
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Merry and Bright
Spellbinder:  Small and large circles
Lace:  Hobby Lobby
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling:  Recollection

12 Months of Christmas - Ch. 39 A Beary Merry Christmas
Christmas Card Throwdown - March Colors - Kraft & Red
ABC Christmas - E for Emboss F for Frill G for Glitter (frill)
CRAFT - Ch. 458 Christmas
A Snowflake Promise - Ch. 48 Anything Goes
CHNC - Ch. 376 Anything Christmas with optional Santa Claus

Hip & Hop and Big News

Well I have been wanting to make this card for sometime to re-cycle or upcycle.  I used a tag and twine that I got from a Black Sheep that I bought as a decoration for Easter.  I thought  it looked vintage and was perfect for a card.  I pulled the twine out and cut it into three pieces and put it back into the tag.  I also have some BIG news that I got a nursing job so I have to start working full time on March 19th so I have one more week of freedom.  It will be great to have health care benefits again instead of paying for horrible insurance.  It has been nice to not have stress and I have to knock on some wood, but I have not had any colds or sinus infections this past year and I have been exercising regularly so I just hope that I continue with my good behaviors when I go back to work. I will also have to go to bed at a decent time.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Doily:  Recollections
Tag:  Hip & Hop
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 191 Recycling
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 66 Furry Friends
Crafty Animals - Ch. 12
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 12
613 Ave Create - Ch. 207 Anything Goes optional reuse/upcycle
Dream Valley - Ch. 174 Vintage
Let's Craft & Create - Anything Goes with optional Easter
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 26 Flowers
Crafty Calendar - Add a tag or make one