Friday, August 31, 2018

Only my sock monkey understands me

Today at Catch the Bug is Friday Freebie and it's a cutie...Bug Monkey Blocks and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made a Twisted Pop up Card as a 3.5" X 5" Notecard.  This is the first time that I made this layout, which was a lot of  fun.  I have a few monkeys in my life that I can give this to, lol.

Patterned Paper:  Across the Miles
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bug Monkey Block
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sock Monkey Understands
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Paper Studio & Recollection
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

Crafty Friends - Ch. 91 Animals/Birds
Di's Digi Designs - Fancy Folds
little red wagon - Ch. 461 Old or New Trends
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 350 - 351 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 395 Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

No one escapes the DREADED Birthday Monster!

Today at the Catch the Bug there is a New Release and it's this Bug Monsters 4 Block.  It comes blank where I added the sentiment from TLC, Create and another version that includes a sentiment.  I added some googly eyes and bling.  This is a fun card for a boy or a man who is just young at heart.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Spaced Out
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bug Monsters 4 Block
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Dreaded Birthday Monster
Eyes - Creativity
Bling:  Paper Studio
Border Punch:  Fiskars

CHNC Patterned - August
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 348 - 349 Anything Goes
The Male Room - Ch. 92 Wild & Free
Sweet Stampin' - Birthdays or Make it a Remake
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 111 Guy Card
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 202 Birthdays and/or Buttons

Sunday, August 26, 2018

He made this day just for you

I wanted to make a special birthday card, I used Spellbinder die cuts and a sentiment from TLC, Create.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Spellbinders:  Shapeabilities - Laced with Love; Hearts & Scalloped Hearts
Ribbon:  May Arts
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Hearts:  Jolee
Pearls:  Zva

A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 225 Breast CA Awareness Pink Predominant Color
Word Art Wednesday - ch. 348 - 349 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Monochrome
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 544 For the Girls
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 78 Dies and/or punches
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 202 Birthdays and/or Buttons
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Birthdays or Make it a Remake

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

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

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
Ink:  Distress - Fired Brick; Concord Grape
Spellbinder:  D-lites Bugs
Flowers:  Recollection
Bling:  Duct Tape

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

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

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

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

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


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

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