Friday, November 30, 2018

Santa has the right idea...visit people once a year!

Today at Catch the Bug is Friday Freebie and you can't miss this one. The image is C Cathy Xmas Right Idea and she is crabby this Friday.  I did a pastel, non-traditional Christmas card.  I love this color combo which was a suggestion of the Christmas Throwdown a few weeks ago of pink, blue and green.  Hope that you have a better Friday and that you go to this week to get this wonderful image.

Also remember that starting on Saturday December 1st is the Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug and we will have a week long of challenges.  I will have a post and project everyday!!!  My teamies have some wonderful creations and you can win some daily prizes so join in to make one, two or seven items.

Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - C Cathy Xmas Right Idea
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Divine Twine
Pom:  Recollection
Pearl:  Jolee
Snowflake:  My Favorite Things
Bling:  Recollections

CHNC - 413 Anything Christmas with optional create your own background
12 months of Christmas - Ch. 47 All tied up
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
International Art & Soul - Ch. 47 Funny Christmas
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 217 Winter / Christmas

Can this be happening to me?

I  know that I said a while back that I was having problems with my sinuses which I have had an infection since June.  I saw Allergy and they gave me a strong antibiotic for 10 days...and I still continue to have disgusting stuff that comes out.  I photograph it just so I can show them.  To make it worse...there are times because of the drainage with the congestion I feel like I can't breathe.  Obviously I am a nurse and I know that I am breathing; however, I feel like my airway is restricted and I have been having panic attacks.  I have never had them before so this is freaking me out.  Then to make a long story short....they are carrying over to other parts of my life because the more that I try to control them the worse they get.  There are times that my socks, bra or other clothing bother me and I have to get out of them or change them because I feel claustrophobic or lumps/bumps are problems.  Then I get mad at myself.  I stopped wearing necklaces that feel restrictive on my neck.  I have talked to my doctor and she offered to prescribe me something to relax me, but I am too stubborn to give in.  I now have an appointment to see ENT in mid December.  I saw my homeopathic healer who has made a remedy for me in the past and it's been over a year since I took any and he asked if I was ever in a restrictive environment....well that was my entire first marriage.  Then we have come to realize that I might be suffering from symptoms of being the same feelings I had when my exhusband physically restrained me or used to pin me down.  WOW! Didn't think that my sinus infection would bring up that snot!!! lol So my heart goes out to everyone who suffers with anxiety and panic attacks.  I am hoping that I can get this sinus stuff handled and that this will all stop, but I have a different understanding.

Now.....for my card today....I used a wonderful image from Mo Manning that looks similar to my daughter's dog and this is who the card is for....Gus.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Lhasa Apso with Santa Hat (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Have you been good or bad
Staples:  Stash
Pom:  Recollections

CHNC - Ch. 413 Anything Christmas with optional create your own background
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 419 Photo Inspiration
CIC - Ch. 459 The Holidays

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hope this birthday tops the charts

Welcome to my new follower Lia.
I get so busy with work, and then have to do my cards for the design teams and  I have been known to forget to my own family and friends birthdays.  Worse, I actually make the cards, but forget to mail out the cards on time even though I have a listing of the dates on a bulletin board next to my computer.  So I am trying to get some of my male birthday cards done.   This one has a retired image from Bugaboo that I am hoping will be added again to the store called PU Present and a sentiment from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - PU Present
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Birthday tops the charts
Spellbinder:  Penant
Divine Twine
Bling:  Mark Richards
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ink:  Memento - London Fog

CHNC Patterned - November
Crafty Catz - Ch. 439 Anything Goes with optional All wrapped up
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 230 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 495 Inspired by a song (Happy Birthday)

Friday, November 23, 2018

Cow pile

I hope that all of my US friends survived the Thanksgiving celebrations and family from yesterday and are now geared up for the Black Friday shopping.  I actually have to work today.  I traveled 110 miles to my brother's home and drove back so I can go to work and then on Saturday I will drive back to celebrate the day with my Mom's family (she is one of 13 children) so we rent a hall for a Thanksgiving/Christmas party and because she has so many people staying with her I will drive home again.
Today at Catch the Bug is Friday Freebie and the image is Cow pile.  Being in Wisconsin, the dairy state, this is a wonderful image  I found some great patterned paper to go with this and added some flowers and bling.
Grab this image during the next week while it's free.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Stuido
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cow pile
Ink:  Distress Oxide:  Broken Glass; Peeled Paint
Stencil:  My Favorite Things
Flowers:  Recollections
Bling:  Mark Richards
Spellbinders:  Pennant
Die:  My Favorite Things
Ribbon:  Offray

Cheerful Sketches - November
CHNC Patterned - November
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 262 - 263 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 20
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 229 Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch 150

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch 150 today I am fortunate to be a GDT and for my card I was able to use an image from A Day for Daisies called Christmas Wish and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I have participated in this challenge many times so I feel so honored to make a creation for them.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - Christmas Wish (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Mistletoe and Holly
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinder:  Pennant; 
Buttons:  Stash
Jute:  May Arts
Poinsettia:  Hobby Lobby

CHNC - Ch. 411 Anything Christmas with optional beginning with letter H (Holly, Hung)
CRAFT - Ch. 491 Christmas
Incy Wincy - Square Cards
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 4 Anything Christmas
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 20
Crafty Animals - Ch. 20
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 208 Christmas Critters

Saturday, November 17, 2018

It's Turkey Time

Today there is a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it's a BINGO.  For my center step card I used image, Bobblehead Thanksgiving Pilgrim Girl and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I used all the items on the BINGO, except for stitching and charm.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bobblehead Thanksgiving Pilgrim Girl
Buttons:  JoAnn's Basics
Ribbon:  Michael's
Die:  Sizzix
Punches:  EK Success

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 360 - 361 Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 110 Things of Fall
Dream Valley - Ch. 190 Use Dies and Punches
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 216 Add a ribbon or lace

Friday, November 16, 2018

Roses are red and so is my wine label

Today at Catch the Bug there is a Friday Freebie which is Bug FI Red Wine.  There are two versions and I did the one with the sentiment and put it on a gift label which is perfect on a bottle of wine.  So this makes it perfect for a gift....especially with the holidays upon us.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - FI Red Wine
Die:  My Favorite Things
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Pearls:  Recollections
Gems:  Duct Tape and Paper Studio
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen

Not Just Cards - November
Get Creative - Ch. 75 Anything but a card
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 228 Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Ch. 115 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ch. 378 Anything Goes

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

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

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

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

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