Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sending hugs and happy thoughts

I've had this card done for quite sometime, but didn't want to post it since I made it for a friend and I wanted to wait until I sent it to her since she has a "thing" for pandas.  She has been having a rough time lately and recently lost her Grandfather and gone through other changes so I thought it was a good time to mail it out.
So the image is Bear Hugs from Beccy's Place. Believe it or not....a CAS card for me.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Beccy's Place - Bear Hugs
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Ribbon:  Offray
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Beccy's Place - February
The Sisterhood of Crafters - In the Red
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 113 Include an animal
Di's Digi - Add an animal
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 419 Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sitting Brat So Lucky

Today at Catch the Bug it's New Release Day and I have Ava St. Pats Sitter and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  So I made the card for my supervisor who is Irish....since I am far from it. There is also Deacon. So grab them this week while they are 50% off.

Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock: Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ava St. Pats Sitter
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - So Lucky you're my co-worker
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Petite Ovals
Clover:  Recollections

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 552
CHNC Patterned - February
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 221 BINGO (see above & Sentiment) (Pattern Paper, Digi , Favorite Color)
(3 D item, Digi, Markers) (Die cut, Markers, Favorite color)
QKR - Ch. 336 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 237 Anything Goes

Monday, February 25, 2019

Birthday fishes

Today at Catch the Bug it's Anything but a Card.  So I made a treat bag which is from a die cut from Sizzix.  I used the image, Make it Snappy - Birthday Fishes.  I have my two nephews who have birthdays coming up soon so I plan to put some sugary treats in these to give to them.  Payback to my younger brother for giving me a hard time growing up, hehe.
Today is the Five year Anniversary of the passing of my husband so I wanted to display this also because he was known for his puns. He would have thought that this was a fun sentiment. Both of my kids called me this weekend and were thinking of him and his last hours with us. He was such a geek so he would have had my Internet taking care of quickly and not over 3 days so it was a terrible reminder of how much I miss him.  That's why it is important to appreciate the people who are in our lives, because life is all too short.


Cardstock: Recollection
Stamp:  Make it Snappy - Birthday Fishes
Die:  Sizzix

Seize the Birthday - Ch. 159 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - February
Addicted to Stamps - Ch. 171 Anything but square

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Colorful Friend

Today was the start of a new Challenge at Catch the Bug and the challenge is a Photo inspiration.  For my card, I used an image from the Goofy Snowmen Set and a sentiment from TLC, Create. It took me 3 days to get my Internet access fixed and I finally had to have them come out to my house so I am back in business.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Goofy Snowmen Set
Sentiment:  TLC, Create- Such a colorful friend
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Ribbon:  Michaels
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen
Snowflakes: Jolee

Winter Wonderland - February Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Ch. 104 Gemstones/Pearls
little red wagon - Ch. 485 Baby, It's Cold Outside
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 428 Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 90 Weather
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - February

Friday, February 22, 2019

Tini bit Older

Well being that it's Friday it's time for a Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and today it's Scarlette Cafe. And I hand wrote the sentiment. Since I turned 50 this year...I think that anything is just a tini bit older, lol.Grab this freebie which is available for a week.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections; Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarlette Cafe
Sentiment - Hand written
Marker:  Zig
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon:  Offray
Bling:  Mark Richards
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen
Spectrum Noir

Creations in Pink - Ch. 7 Anything Goes
International Art & Soul - Ch. 52 Shades of any color
Alphabet Challenge -- X for Xtra Bling
Creatalicious - Ch. 157 Anything Goes with optional Girly
Seize the Birthday - Ch.159 Anything Goes

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Birthday Chick-a-dee

I have an Aunt that loves Chick-a-dees so I wanted to make a special card for her. So I found an image and used a sentiment from TLC, Create. I dry embossed the background and used some washi tape.

Patterned Paper: Sweet Shoppe - Rose Garden
Cardstock:  Recollections; Bazzil
Stamp:  Free download
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Birthday Chick
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Circles
Bling:  Mark Richards
Embossing Folder:  We are Memory Keepers

Mojo Sketch - Ch. 509
Paper Shelter - Ch. 321 Things that Fly
Crafty Animals - Ch. 23 
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 113 Include an animal
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 374- 375 Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

You are fairy fabulous

Today there is a New Release at Catch the Bug and it's Fairy Girl which she is sitting on flower fence element and the sentiment is from TLC, Create. It's just that I think of fairies as being rather small and hard to find.  I used my Spica Copics to color on her.  I think that I am going to need this fairy to bring some beautiful green weather since we got 6 inches on Sunday and on Wednesday we are scheduled for 4 more inches.  I'm just mad at my newspaper delivery person who was too lazy to put my paper in my box instead threw it in my driveway and I didn't know it until I was snowblowing and the entire thick Sunday paper was flying across my yard.  I was NOT happy.  With this season, I can't afford to wreck my trusty machine over a couple dollar paper.  So if you have pieces of a Target ad flying by your house it probably came from my snowblower, lol.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Fairy Girl & Flower Fence Elements
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You are fairy fabulous
Spica Copics
Ribbon:  Michael's
Pearls: Recollection
Ink:  Distress - Broken China
Stencil:  My Favorite Thing

Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 569 Wings
Crafty Friends - Ch. 103 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 7 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 374 - 375 Anything Goes

Sunday, February 17, 2019

I could be your nurse one day!

Today starts a new Stella Says Sketch Challenge at Catch the Bug and for my card I used the image Nurse Margaret Be Nice to Me.  I added Glossy Accents to the eye glasses and gloves.  The truth is that I am a Registered Nurse for 28 years now so it is a true threat to who I send it to, lol.

Patterned Paper:  Imagenence
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Nurse Margaret - Be Nice to Me
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Glossy Accents
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles
Pearls:  Mark Richards
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

CHNC Patterned - February
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 374 - 375 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 335 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 417 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 7 Anything Goes

Saturday, February 16, 2019

All you need is LOVE

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it's a BINGO. And I chose to do all the items...I know I like to be an overachiever, hehe! For my card, I used Valentine Jar and a sentiment from TLC, Create. The image is raised on pop up dots.

Pattered Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Valentine Jar
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - All you need is love
Ribbon:  Michael's
Enamel Dots:  Paper Studio
Charm & Clip:  Unknown
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Pearl:  Jolee
Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Petite Ovals

The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 213 Fancy Folds or Embossing (dry embossing)
Scribbles - Ch. 74 Three or more layers
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 285 Love is in the Air
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 425 Falling Hearts
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 185 Love is i the Air
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch.. 227 Love, Love, Love
Double D - Hearts

If you give a crafter a cookie - Ch. 110

I'm PIE-ning for you

Okay...I have to get caught up. I am a day behind so here is the Friday Freebie that is available at Catch the Bug called Roly Poly Chef Pie.  Recently I have made several images with cherry pie so I made this favorite, lol. Also being February I am tired of all the red! The sentiment is from TLC, Create. So you have the week to grab this fun image.

Patterned Paper:  Unknown free download
Cardstock:  Martha Stewart; Recollections; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Roly Poly Chef Pie
Sentiment;  TLC, Create - I'm PIE-ning for you
Spellbinders:  Tear drop Circles
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Ribbon:  Offray
Buttons:  Stash
Punch:  EK Success
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Allsorts - Wk 507 Kitchen/Cooking/Baking
CHNC Patterned - February
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 374- 375 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 442 Sweets
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 236 Anything Goes

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Screw Valentine's Day

So sorry this is a day late on posting, something happened on my auto post.  This was meant to go for the Humor Me at Catch the Bug and it did post on their site. This card is using the image Frame It - Stella Valentines Day.  And how appropriate with Stella to have some falling black hearts.
Seriously hope that you get all the love that you deserve and if you crave sweets then some goodies or flowers or whatever makes you content. My naughty cats got their Valentines gift early because they found the catnip mice and were carrying them around on the cardboard ....which was pathetic so I gave them early.

Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Frame It - Stella Valentines Day
Ribbon:  Michael's
Spellbinder:  Heart Square
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Spectrum Noir Gold pen

Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 185 Love is in the Air (Add a Heart)
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 425 Falling Hearts
Sweet Stampin' - Valentines
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 115 Valentines
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 220 Love or Valentine Sentiment
Creatalicious - Ch. 156 Anything Goes with optional Love/Hearts
The Sketchy Challenge - Ch. 150 Love / Valentine's Day
DL Art - February Linky

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Purr-sonally speaking

It's time for a New Release at Catch the Bug and this one is called skelekinz heart peeker.   The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I added Glossy accents to the eye of the Skelekinz and cat which is hard to show up since it is black.  This is such a fun image.

Patterned Paper:  free download for iphone wallpaper
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stelekinz Heart Peeker
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Purr-sonally speaking you're the best
Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Nestabilities Label 44
Ribbon:  Michael's
Glossy Accents
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Sweet Stampin' - Valentines
Polkadoodle - Wk 6 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 334 Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Ch. 369 For the One you Love
CHNC Patterned - February
Brown Sugar - Ch. 287 Love / St. Valentine's Day

Always & Forever Rustic

I wanted to make a variation of the Valentines card using a Spellbinder Swirl Heart in metallic gold and heat embossed sentiment of Always & Forever and this is what I came up with as a more rustic version.

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock: Recollection
Card base:  Paper Studio
Stamp:  Recollection
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Flowers:  Paper Studio
Bling:  Zva
Spellbinder:  Heart (see above for direct link)

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 550 (see sketch above)
Double D - Hearts (see mood board above)
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 220 Love or Valentine Sentiment
Scrappint 4 Fun - Ch. 133 Love/Wedding/Anniversary
Crafty Catz - Ch. 448 Anything Goes with optional Heart & Flower
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 426 Hearts & Flowers
JUGS - Ch. 474 Trend Wood (see above)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Always & Forever (Elegant)

I wanted to make a variation of the Valentines card using a Spellbinder Swirl Heart in metallic gold and heat embossed sentiment of Always & Forever and this is what I came up with.
For this card I embossed the sentiment on velum and used a ribbon from Stampin' Up.  The background paper is also heat embossed with the white dots.

Patterned Paper: Core-dinations
Velum:  Core-dinations
Gold Metallic:  Recollections
Card Base:  Paper Studio
Stamp:  Recollections
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Stampdenous

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 550 (see sketch above)
Double D - Hearts (see mood board above)
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 227 Love, Love, Love
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 220 Love or Valentine Sentiment
Dream Valley - Ch. 195 Love & Kisses
Crafty Calendar - February Add texture and ribbon
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 37 It's a Love Thing
DL Linky - February