Sunday, September 30, 2018


I can't believe how the temperature has dropped. WOW it gets cold now at night and I have to pull out an extra blanket so that I won't freeze anything when I am sleeping.  I know it's bad when my cats are curling up on top of me for body heat...and I'm never hot.  And they are nagging me to go to bed so they can cuddle which is also not like them.
Today starts a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug, and I used a fall image of Scarecrow Trio and used only 2 of the 3 images. The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarecrow Trio
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Die Cut:  My Favorite Things
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 549 Autumn
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 204 Autumn fall leaves
CRAFT - Ch. 484 Autumn / Weather
4CC - Ch. 422 Happy Fall Y'all
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 265 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 354- 355 Anythhing Goes

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Things that make me happy

One last card that I made today, that has a sentiment from TLC, Create. I find that fall is my favorite season except for when it comes to raking leaves.  I enjoy looking at the gorgeous array of colors though.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Splendiferous; Recollections
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Image:  Скрапбукинг, рукоделие
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Things that make me happy
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Punch:  Tonic

Double D - If the Shoe Fits
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 264 2 or more patterned papers
Crafty Friends - Ch. 93 Autumn Colors
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 212 Fall and sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 80 Thoughts of Fall
Crafty Sentiments - Fall colors
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 127 Fall Festival of Colors

Welcome back

I have a friend that is away on business and it is taking long than expected, so I have a welcome home card for when the journey is completed.  I know how frustrating it is when things don't go as planned.  I made this as a Gatefold Card.  The image and sentiment are both from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Image:  TLC, Create - Travel Airplane Tag
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - #Welcome back
Spellbinder:  Pennant, large circle
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Button:  Stash
Jute:  May Arts

Creatalicious - Ch. 147 Anything Goes with optional circles
Word Art Wednesday - 352 - 353 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 113 Anything Goes
The Male Room - Ch. 94 Geometric
Di's Design - For the Boys

It should be ILLEGAL

I have been a nurse for 28 years and have worn "comfortable" shoes so that I could work.  So that when I want to wear something for fun or stylish, it still is low heel and comfy.  My daughter and Mother are height challenged and are more able to wear heels.  I find shoes with a heel attractive...I just would break my neck trying to walk in them.  My daughter took dance for many years and wore toe shoes so she is much more able to do it and accustomed to foot pain.  I found this wonderful image and had to make a card with it and also some great gems.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Cardstock:  Recollections
Image:  Unknown
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Should be Illegal
Spellbinder:  Eyelet Square
Gems:  Mark Richards, Paper Studio, Michael's, Dolce
Ribbon:  Michel's
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Cheerful Sketches - September
Double D - If the shoe fits
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 352 - 353 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 486 Water or the color Blue
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 410 Add some texture
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 227 One for the ladies/girls
The Creative Crafters - Ch. 8 Anything Goes

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Nutty time of year

Today at Catch the Bug starts a new Stella Says Sketch.  For my card, I chose Autumn Squirrel with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Fall is my favorite season, until it comes to raking all the leaves that I have with the big oak trees in my yard.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Autumn Afternoon
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Autumn Squirrel
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Nutty time of year
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Acorns:  Jolee
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 352 - 353 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe  - Ch. 204 Autumn or Spring
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 212 Fall and a sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 80 Thoughts of Fall
The Cutie Pie - Ch. 127 Autumn Colors
Crafty Animals - Ch. 18 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Ch. 92 Embossing Wet or Dry
Brown Sugar - Ch. 282 All creatures great and small

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Happy Birthday To You

As a family we have spent a lot of time visiting Disney World, and then my step daughter has also been a performer there.  My husband was a conductor of the college band for a summer a LONG time ago as well. We would go several times a year so my children know all the rides and attractions.  So with a little help of my die cuts and punches I was able to make this card.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Birthday to you
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Punches:  EK Success
Pearls:  Recollections
Bling:  Mark Richards
Ribbon:  Michel's

Creatalicious - Ch. 147 Anything Goes with optional circles
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 547 Die Cuts or Punches
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with topping of die cuts or punches
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and/or punches
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 111 Ribbon and/or Lace

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Just don't forget your depends!

Today is Oldie but Goodie at Catch the Bug and for my card, I used Stella Red Hat - Depends.  I actually made a blue hat to match the paper, but used several shades of red on the card.  I did put Glossy Accents on her glasses.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Girl Talk
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Red Hat - Depends (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Colorbox
Flowers:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Die Cut:  My Favorite Things
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Glossy Accents

CHNC Patterned - September
Dream Valley - Ch. 186 Girlie
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 219 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 397 Anything Goes
Polkadoodle - Wk 36 Anything Goes

Monday, September 10, 2018

Ornament Branch

I am trying to do several Christmas cards each month, to keep up with my stash so I won't be in a frenzy at the holiday season.  Here is a CAS card since I was trying to get outside my comfort zone.  Also for the JUGS Challenge to have "Hand Drawn Elements".  I took pictures of making of the card, but unfortunately the lighting was not good.  I used a circle punch in a piece of cardstock and then scribbled red marker on that.  I drew the black ornament top and used a scrap white piece of paper for the ornament string.  And then I added the fir branch with some bling as the final touch.

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Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Punch:  EK Success:  Tutti
Bling;  Mark Richards
Markers:  Zig

JUGS - Ch. 457 Hand drawn elements
CHNC - Ch. 402 Anything Christmas with optional use the word Joy
613 Ave Create - Ch. 213 Anything Goes with optional CAS
The Merry Christmas - Anything Christmas

Why do you think it's called ICU?

My Dad has worked with a guy for many eve though they are retired, and he has come with my Dad to work on my house.  He just found out that he had a pneumonia and then had to have open heart surgery tomorrow.  So I made this card for my parents to give him.  It's using a Bugaboo image Bugaboo Stella Nursing ICU.  As a nurse when I worked in the hospital, I told patients that they were designer gowns made by Seymore Butt, and they are like an insurance policy you think you are covered, but you aren't.  So that was my short stent as a stand up comedian.  Well, I'm still a nurse 28 years later; however, I now work for the insurance company, lol.


Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp and Sentiment:  Bugaboo - Stella Nursing ICU (see above for direct link)
Pearls:  Jolee
Glossy Accents
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Ink:  Memento - London Fog

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 350 - 351 Anything Goes
If you give a crafter a cookie - Ch. 102 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 262 finish the inside
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 546 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 396 Anything Goes

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Smile you are loved

I can't believe are quickly the days are getting darker and we are getting closer to fall.  Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug, with the theme being "Make Us Smile".  So for my card, I used a smiling image for Halloween called, Halloween Pumpkin.  I used a wonderful sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made a card, in a fold that I have never done before called a Z-fold using a pattern from Pinterest.


Patterned Paper:  Cloud 9
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Halloween Pumpkin (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Smile you are loved
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Spellbinder:  Small and large petite ovals
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Bling:  Mark Richards
Stickers:  Recollections

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 350 - 351 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Unusual Folds
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 203 (3) of something (3) panels in card
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 262 Finish the inside

Friday, September 7, 2018

Perfect Pair

Today at Catch the Bug there is a Friday Freebie and it is a humorous Stella and Gus, Stella and Gus Deck of Cards.  The sentiment is just too funny.  For this card, I actually used some real cards and poker chips that I had in the house.  I put Glossy Accents on the glasses.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - School Scape
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp: Bugaboo - Stella and Gus Deck of Cards (see above for direct link)
Glossy Accents
Ribbon:  Michael's
Cards/poker chips - stash
Border punch;  Fiskars

CHNC Pattered - September
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 226 - Anniversary/ Wedding/Engagement
International Art & Soul - Ch. 41 Use a non-craft item/recycle
The Creative Crafters - Ch. 7 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 203 3 of something (poker chips)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Flower Hi

This is supposed to be the Catch the Bug New Release post with Flower Hi. Unfortunately my internet connection is down so I have not been able to complete my post. I am working on it and so far my carrier has not been able to find/fix the problem. I spent almost 2 hours on the phone with them tonight. Argh. So sorry for the delay.
Well, after many phone calls, I just decided to buy a new router so I am hoping that this was the problem so far I am back up on the internet at this time.  Unfortunately, with a lot less money for crafting supplies....

Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Flower Hi
Ribbon:  Michael's
Button:  My Favorite Things
Jute:  May Arts
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Broken China
Stencil: My Favorite Things

Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 112 Spring has Sprung
Digistamps 4 Joy - Ch. 152 Anything Goes with optional Flowers
613 Ave Create - Ch. 213 Anything Goes with optional CAS
The Paper Players - Ch. 408 Lunchbox love notes

Monday, September 3, 2018

Hugs and Kisses and I'm Sweet on You

Today at Catch the Bug is Anything but a Card.  For this project I made a couple of treat bags for Sweetest Day which is on October 20, 2018.  The images are Valentine Circle Sentiments which is a wonderful set and the Sweetest Day sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Mint to Be
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Valentine Circle Sentiments (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - It's Sweetest Day!
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Die:  My Favorite Things
Spellbinder:  Small and large circles
Cellophane Bags - unknown, stash
Staples - unknown, stash
Hershey Kisses

A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 226 - Wedding Anniversary/ Wedding/ Engagement
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 218 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - August Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned - September
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Hope you have a Rock'n Christmas

Today we start a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.  For my card, I used Kidz Christmas Santa and colored her in purple. The sentiment is from TLC, Create.   For the background, I used Glimmer Mist spray over a snowflake embossed paper.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Jolly Holiday
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Kidz Christmas Santa (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Hope you have a Rock'n Christmas
Ink: Distress - Concord Violet
Pom:  Creativity
Pearls:  Recollection
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Glimmer Mist

CHNC - Ch. 401 Anything Goes with optional angel
The Merry Christmas - Anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - 350 - 351 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 395 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 173 Anything Goes