Friday, September 13, 2019

Take time to READ

 Today at Catch the Bug is Friday Freebie and we have Deacon School Sign It 3.  And I put a sentiment from TLC, Create on the chalkboard.
I will add the details later....it's late and I have an early morning work meeting.







Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock: Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo Deacon School Sign It 3 (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (Take time to read)
Apples:  Jolee

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Ch. 522
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 404 - 405 Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned - September
Color Throwdown - Ch. 560 (see above)
CCC Digi Creation - Ch. 107 For a child
PINspirational - Ch. 247 (see photo above)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Celebrate the gift of you

Today at Catch the Bug is New Release day and we have Scarlette Presents and I also used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I used my Sakura jelly glitter pen on the ribbon to give it a glitter of sparkle and keep that feminine feel. I always like to keep a stash of birthday cards.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarlette Presents (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Celebrate the gift of you
Lace:  Paper Studio
Ink:  Versa Magic
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Ch. 167 September
Seize the Birthday - Ch. 173 Square Card
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Joy of Sets - September Tic Tac Toe (Lace/ Music / Pink)

Saturday, September 7, 2019

I love you more than bamboo

I have a card that I made for my son to give to his girlfriend who is "into" pandas. The stamp set is from Newton's Nook, Playful Pandas. I already sent him a picture and he likes the card so all is good. The patterned paper is from a paper pack I just won at Double D last month.




Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp & sentiment:  Newton's Nook - Playful pandas (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Divine Twine
Sequins: stash
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Challenges
Inky Paws - Ch. 105 Sketch Challenge ( too late to enroll)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 402 - 403 Anything Goes
Papercraft Business - Ch. 22 Use a bear
Crafty Animals - Ch. 30 
CHNC Patterned - September

So many birthdays under your belt

My Dad's having his 74th birthday on Monday, and I found a stamp set that I had from Raisin Boat and made this card for him. I am trying to make arrangements to visit him to give him his card and present, but my Mom and him are "too busy".  So I am frustrated since my children and I are wanting to celebrate his birthday. Don't get me wrong, I am glad that they are active and are able to go out and do things, but it is sad that they cannot find a couple of hours for their family.




Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Raisin Boat - It's a Guy Thing Again
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Sizzix & My Favorite Things
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Brads:  Making Memories

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 402 - 403 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 122 For the men in your life
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 227 Celebrate

Tulip 4 square card

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and I used 4 Block Tulip Square. I know that so many challenges are starting to look at Autumn/Fall images, but I still want to savor in summer since I just feel like we haven't had it long enough even though Autumn is my favorite. I wanted bright colors so this is what I came up with. Life has been challenging lately so this is just what was needed.


Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - 4 Block Tulip Square (see above for direct link)

Challenges
little red wagon - Ch. 513 Nice & Clean
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 598 Anything Goes
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 151 Anything Goes with put some extra layers on
Crafty Calendar - September Add lots of layers
International Art & Soul - Ch. 66 Layer it up

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

I'm not going!

Today at Catch the Bug is New Release day and we have Ruby No Chocolate.  I outlined the cloud in Sakura jelly glitter pen. Then did layers of white cardstock and blue vellum for her clouds. I have been diabetic since the age of 11 so I don't crave chocolate unless it's peanut butter cups. Now they have Skippy Bites which I am totally addicted to and have every day on my morning break which are just balls of peanut butter.  And I think many of us feel we wouldn't go if they didn't have ink pads, lol. I do have friends that wouldn't go if there  wasn't chocolate so at least I have people to give the card to, hehe.



Cardstock:  Recollection
Vellum:  Paper Studio
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ruby No Chocolate
Ink:  Distress Broken China
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Flowers:  Recollection
Bling:  Recollection
Spellbinders:  Grand Scalloped Ovals; Small Scalloped Oval

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 402 - 403 Anything goes
Make My Monday - Ch. 104 Use Shapes on Your card
Creatalicious - Ch. 170 Anything Goes with optional humor
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 104 Vellum
Do A1- (1) Creative - Ch. 33 Shaped Card
Crazy for Challenges - C4C500 Shaped Card
little red wagon - Ch. 512 Foodie
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 477 Food and Drink

Monday, September 2, 2019

Chick Birthday Wishes

I wanted to make a shaker card since I haven't made one in quite awhile so I used stamps from My Favorite Things, BB Birthday Chicks. This is just too fun.






Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  My Favorite Thing - BB Birthday Chick (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small and large Circles & Birthday Wishes
Cloud:  My Favorite Things
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Acetate:  stash unknown
Sequins:  Pretty Posh
Foam tape

Challenges
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC452
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Incy Wincy - Things with Wings
little red wagon - Ch. 512 Foodie
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 313 Something to Say
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 477 Food and Drink

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Scarecrow SSS 714

Today at Catch the Bug starts a new Stella Says Sketch and for my card, I used one of the three scarecrows from Scarecrow Trio. Do you believe this another CAS card for me? However, I had to emboss the white background because the flat white freaked me out. I didn't even put a sentiment on it, wow. I almost feel like a rebellious teen-ager except I just went for a walk and my body is reminding my that I am an old lady and more like a petrified mummy, lol.





Patterned Paper:  Recollections; Echo Park
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarecrow Trio
Spellbinder:  Small Pinking Circles
Die:  Sugar Pea Circle
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Challenges
QKR - Ch. 361 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 35 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 198 Emboss It
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 445 Anything Goes
Creative with Stamps - Ch. 42 Autumn

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Rose Embossed Birthday Card

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it's to make a CAS card. Now I think that I have said this many times, but they freak me out with white space. And especially if it is flat and not dry embossed. So this week, I made two cards just to force myself to have to do it.  It is using the image from a set, Mini Set Roses and I flipped the one image so it would be facing the other direction. I then heat embossed the sentiment. I put the panel on a piece of patterned paper and let just a 1/4 of an inch show before mounting that onto white cardstock. Then I did one in yellow.





Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Mini Set Rose (see above for link)
Sentiment:  Stampendous
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 402 - 403 Anything Goes
AAA - CAS Ch. 147 Along the edge and inspired by a song
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 445 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - L for Lemon/Lime
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 198 Emboss It

Penguin blocks

I have been trying to make several Christmas cards each month so that at the end of the year I am not rushing to get them done. Sometimes that is easier said than done. Here is one of the newer stamps from Bugaboo called Winter Penguins Collage. I added bling to the bigger snowflakes to give it some extra sparkle.


Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Winter Penguins Collage (see above for direct link)
Bling:  Recollection)

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 453 Anything Christmas with optional something beginning with "S" (snowflakes, scarf)
Sparkles Christmas - Ch. 103 It's Snowtime
the Cutie Pie - Ch. 138 Favorite Color Combo (Blue, Green, Gray and white)
Double D - Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones

For you...

As I am making birthday cards for my Mom here is another one using an image from Bugaboo Sketchy Roses Special Day. I added ribbon and bling and kept it feminine in pink.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Sketchy Roses Special Day
Bling:  Paper Studio & Recollections
Ribbon:  May Arts & TMS
Dies:  Sizzix

Challenges
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Ch. 246 Birthday
Double D - Pearls, Gems and Rhinestones
Seize the Birthday - Ch. 173 Square Card
CHNC Patterned - August


Friday, August 30, 2019

Relaxing Guy

Today at Catch the Bug it's Friday Freebie and the image is Relaxing Guy. For my card, I have a sentiment from TLC, Create so it can be a birthday card. I actually gave this one to a co-worker last week. This image works for birthday, Father's Day or just a masculine card. Grab it while it's available for free for the next week.



Patterned Paper:  American Crafts; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Relaxing Guy
Sentiment:  Time to Relax
Divine Twine

Challenges
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 234 Masculine & Sentiment
Seize the Birthday - Ch. 173 Square Card
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 313 Something to Say
Cardz for Guyz - Ch. 227 Celebrate
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Ch. 246 Birthday



Tuesday, August 27, 2019

September

Today at Catch the Bug is New Release day and on my card I have September Word.  I used it as the main image and my teammies used it with other images.  I have a hard time with CAS cards since white space freaks me out so I did this with black, hehe. I just added washi tape in the corners.
Enjoy the remaining days of summer!




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp: Bugaboo - September word (see above for direct link)
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Brown Sugar - Ch. 292 Anything Goes
Pinspirational  - Ch. 246 (see photo above)
Polkadoodles - Wk 34 Anything Goes
Scribbles - Ch. 80 Include a sentiment

Born to Ride

I made this card for my children to give to my ex-FIL for his upcoming birthday. He is in his 70's and takes his wife riding so I thought this was a perfect card for him. They are just upset that they have to share, lol. The image is from Art Impressions, Born to Ride, the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I just used this sentiment the other day with birthday pigs so another use for the sentiment, hehe.




Patterned Paper:  Echo Park; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp: Art Impressions - Born to Ride (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Going hog wild for your birthday
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Bling:  Paper Studio
Pipe cleaner - stash, to attach the images together
Die:  My Favoite Things
Challenges
Art Impressions - Ch. 262 Gingham
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 596 Embossing
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 234 Masculine & Sentiment
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 444 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 312 Tic Tac Toe (Stamp rubber / Embossing / Die cut - punch)

Welcome back Teacher

I have been making cards for my daughter to give to her students/parents and now this one is for her. I am so proud of her being a teacher and she is so good with her students. She has already told me when her field trip is when they come to Capital so I will meet them there and help her so I took the day off for that as well as her birthday.
For my card, I used a stamp from My Favorite Things Class Act (which is retired) and sentiments from Darcie's All Write. The background I sprayed with Angel Mist Spray which doesn't show that wonderful shine and sparkle in the photograph.



The new back pack I bought my sweetheart for school...just like when she was a kid, lol.




Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Class Act
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Enamel Dots:  Paper Studio
Angel Glimmer Mist

Challenges
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC451
CRAFT - Ch. 525 Back to School
Pinspirational - Ch. 246 (see picture above)
QKR - Ch. 360 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 34 Anything Goes

Sunday, August 25, 2019

You really measure up

I had this card ready, but just didn't get it posted last week for the Sketch Saturday Challenge. The week was crazy with my BFF's daughter losing her brand new FIL.  My office mate who ruptured her achilles tendon while I had my sinus surgery has been non-weight bearing and then fell and broke a rib.  So she was off due to having pain so I was working extra so it's just been crazy. Later today I will be driving to see my parents and kids.  I plan to take this card that I made for my daughter to use since she is a teacher and wanted some special thank you cards.  It is from Darcie's Stick Together. I have been trying to get quite a few cards done this month.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp and Sentiment:  Darcie's Stick Together (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Enamel Dots:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Double Trouble - Ch. 36 Round and Round
   Thing 1 Round Card
   Thing 2  Tic Tac Toe  (Yellow, Animal, School)
    Joy of Sets
   Thing 3 Something with School
Cardz for Galz - Ch. 103 Wings
CRAFT - Ch. 525 Back to School
Crafty Animals - Ch. 29