Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mom I'm Awesome

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Today is New Release Day at Catch the Bug and this cutie is Flower Pot Seeker and the funny sentiment is from TLC, Create. This is last weeks Sketch Saturday, but I loved it with this image. I can't wait to see my Mom's reaction to this sentiment, lol.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollection; Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Flower Pot Seeker
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Mom I'm awesome
Ink:  Memento
Spellbinder:  Large petite ovals
Ribbon: Michael's

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 384-385 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 242 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 517 Mother's Day / Feminine
Crafty Catz - Ch. 459 Anything Goes with optional sentiment

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Totally Completely Amazingly Brilliant Son

Last Monday it was my son's 23rd birthday and I made him this Impossible Card and used a stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  This was my first impossible card. My son is "very picky" because he has made cards with me when he was younger so he has high expectations and now wants something unique or something that I don't make for just anyone.  He liked the distress oxide ink so I was happy.  My daughter will appreciate anything and saves them all so does he, but he is vocal and criticizes me.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Sweet 'n Sassy - Landscape Silhouettes
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Totally Amazing Son
Gems:  Paper Studio
Distress Oxide Inks

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 384-385 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 241 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 579 Brads, sequins or gems
Dragonfly Dreams - Include an animal
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 427 Anything Goes

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Violets with loving thoughts

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it's a Photo Inspiration.  For my card, I used Violet Teacup and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made it 3 D by coloring second copy of the flowers and cutting it out and putting it on pop dots on the original image. Violets just remind me of my Grandmother who would have had her birthday this month so she is just in my memories.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Violet Teacup
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Loving Thoughts flowers
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinders:  Small ad Large Circles
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pop Dots
Embossing Folder:  We are Memory Keepers

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 384 - 385 Anything Goes
As You Like It - Flowers or Ribbon (why)? I like both and think that they work well together. Flowers are perfect for spring and ribbon helps accent the color.
little red wagon - Ch. 494 Everything's coming up
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 35 Flowers
Your Next Stamp - Ch. 112 CAS
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 115 Flowers or Religious

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Today is a New Release Day at Catch the Bug and the image used is May Word. This would be great for a scrapbook page. I can't believe how fast this year is going.

Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - May Word (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Michael's
Pearls:  Jolee
Spectrum Noir Black Pen
Ink:  Distress - Broken China
Stencil:  My Favorite Things

Krafty Chicks - 451 Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 578 Flowers
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 35 Flowers
Scribbles - Ch. 76 Pastels 
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 117 No patterned Paper
Pattie's Creations - Ch. 157 Flowers


I needed a masculine birthday card and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I thought that I was making a current sketch for the Atlantic Heart Sketch, but I was over a week behind....oops.  I used some bright primary colors for this card.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Die:  My Favorite Things

Aud Sentiment - Ch. 225 9th Birthday 
Paper Shelter - Ch. 379 Birthday Card
Seize the Birthday - Ch. 163 Anything Goes 
QKR - Ch. 344 Anything Goes

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Mojo Sending you a little prayer

I needed to get a sympathy card made, and I thought that the Mojo sketch would work perfectly for this. I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I wanted to distress my papers with ink and with the Tim Holtz distress tool. So then I added some bling and a flower to added a little chic.
For those of  you who celebrate....Happy Easter!

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sending you a little prayer
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
Bling:  Recollections
Flower:  Recollections
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Divine Twine

Mojo Sketch - Ch. 513
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 382- 383 Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned - April
Sparkles Monthly - Flowers or Religious
Cute Card Thursday - Ch.578 Flowers

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Egg Cited for Easter

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and this week it's a BINGO challenge. I did all the items and for the player's choice I used a Sakura jelly glitter pen for some sparkle.  The image I used is, Skinny bird Easter and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  For those of you who celebrate, have a wonderful Easter and hopefully you get some wonderful treats and not just black jelly beans, lol.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Skinny Bird Easter (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Egg Cited for Easter (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Petite Ovals
Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
White Thread:  Stash
Buttons:  Stash
Ribbon:  Michael's
Ticket:  Unknown
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Ink:  Distress - Broken China
Stencil:  My Favorite Things

Cheerful Sketches - April 2019 (see above)
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 217 Easter and/or Florals
If you give a crafter a cookie - Ch. 115 (see above)
International Art & Soul - Ch. 56 Easter
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 189 Easter is on it's way
Crafty Animals - Ch. 25
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 294 Buttons

Friday, April 19, 2019

Happy Birthday Slugger

Today it's Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug.  I can't believe another week has come and gone and that we have gone past the tax day.  Today for my card, I used JB Baseball and a hand written sentiment. So get this cutie this week for the young and old guys.

Patterned Paper:  My and my Big Ideas
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - JB Baseball
Pens:  Copic Spica; Sakura Jelly White Pen
Punch:  EK Success
Baseball:  Dress it Up

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Ch. 158
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 382 - 383 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 200 All about bears
Crafty Sentiments - Just for the Boys
Dragonfly Dreams - Include an animal

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Floral Butterfly Thank You

Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and the theme is Back to Nature.  For my card I used, Floral butterfly thank you.  This is a card that brings me hope that we will have spring after we had a dusting of snow Wednesday and rain all day Thursday with the temps COLD again.

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Floral Butterfly Thank You (see above for direct link)
Bling;  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Your Next Stamp - Ch. 111 Florals
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Ch. 242 Anything Spring
Let's Craft and Create - Ch. 146 Anything Goes with optional beautiful butterflies
Pattie's Creations - Ch. 157 Flowers 
Brown Sugar - Ch. 289 April Spring or Fall

Friday, April 12, 2019

Save the Earth...

Today is Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and it's Dottie save the earth.  Who can pass up on chocolate? You really have to check out the samples by the design team and see how we think alike because Margreet and I used the same papers and Angela also used pink, but all three of used the same sketch, lol. It's too funny.  Margreet lives in the Netherlands so it's not like we even shared the papers hehe.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Dottie save the earth
Bling:  Recollection
Heart:  Recollection
Die Cut:  My Favorite Things

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 382 - 383 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 240 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 514 Sentiment in Focus

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Sun plus rain = Flowers

Today at Catch the Bug is New Release Day and the image is Umbrella 03 and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I love this color combination. We have been getting little bits of rain so we will have to see if we get our flowers.

Patterned Paper:  Pebbles
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Umbrella 3 (See above)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sun plus rain = Flowers
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Flower:  Recollection
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Michael's

Crafty Calendar - April 1 Ribbon/ 2 or more DP
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 102 April Showers
The Paper Players - Ch. 436 Plaid or checks
Sweet Stampin' - Mellow Yellow Spring

Saturday, April 6, 2019


Today starts a new challenge at Catch the Bug and being the first Saturday of the month it's an Anything Goes.  For my card, I used Rock Star Boy.  I used the Ranger Spray around the image to try to match the smudges on the patterned paper.  From the photo you can't see, but it has a wonderful light shimmer that goes well with the metallic stars and title. I gave this card to my nephew today who turned 9.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Rock Star Boy (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Cut out from DCWV paper
Stars:  Spellbinder & Hobby Lobby
Spectrum Noir
Spray:  Rangers - Perfect Pearl Mist
Pop Dots

CRAFT - Ch. 508 Inspired by a Song      Fabulous
Crazy for Challenges - C4C478 3 metallic embellishments
Inkspirational - Ch. 184 Pop it up
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 424 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 576 Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Today at Catch the Bug is Humor Me Wednesday and on the April 4th is Fun at Work Day so I used Stella Work.  We had a whole staff meeting where we had half of ALL of our entire staff attend 4 hours yesterday afternoon and the half will go this morning.  Our Medical Directors give us information on where our company is and what the plans/goals are for the year. Then they have several motivational speakers.  We are provided lunch and it's actually a nice time away from work except then there is a feeling that you didn't get all your work done. I work with a group of wonderful health care providers.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Work
Ribbon: Michael's

CHNC Patterned - April
QKR - Ch. 341 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk. 13 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Today at Catch the Bug it's a New Release and for my card I made an Easel Card using Daffodil Water Can and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Remember the Easel Card, is a sample of what can be used on the Saturday Challenge for Unusual Folds.  I sprayed a piece of white cardstock with Heidi Swapp Spray to get the shimmer.

Pattered Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Daffodil Water Can
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Daffodils Word Art
Buttons: Bazzil
Jute:  May Art
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Spray:  Heidi Swapp
Border:  Punch:  Fiskars
Spellbinder:  Lacey Circle
Ink: Distress - Mustard

Allsorts - WK. 513 Use Yellow
Word Art Wednesday  - Ch. 380 - 381 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 188 Spring is Here!
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's Celebrate Spring
Sketch Saturday - Wk 557 Using Sket 328 (see above)