Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Winter Snowman

Today at Catch the Bug it's New Release day or an image has been added to the new store that was from the old store.  Today we have Snowman Winter.  I added Stickles to the snow areas and some bling to the snowflakes. And I went with a traditional red and green...I know shocking since I do prefer non-traditional colors.  Welcome to Claudia, my new follower, if you leave a comment with your blog address I will follow you too.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; DCWV
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Snowman Winter (see above for direct link)
Bling:  Recollections

CHNC - Ch. 461 Anything Christmas with optional make your own background
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 108 Something beginning with "S" (Snowman, snowflakes, stickles, spots)
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 605 Sparkles
Winter Wonderland - Merry and Bright
Sparkles Christmas - Make us laugh
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Ch. 140 Anything Goes as long as it's cute

Sunday, October 27, 2019

A is for Autumn

Today at Catch the Bug is a new Stella Says Sketch and for my card I used Scarecrow Sitter and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Right now all Halloween and Fall images at 40% off at Catch the Bug. Autumn is my favorite time of year, until I have to rake. We have had sooo much rain. I managed to get a quick walk in today before it started to rain...again. They say we don't have a good display of leaves also because of our rain and winds just knocking the leaves off the trees so we are not having the beautiful colors, argh. I have a few pictures as I leaving for work in the morning and tonight had a beautiful sunset.

10-22-19 Tuesday

10-23-19 Wednesday

10-26 Saturday

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarecrow Sitter (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - A is for Autumn (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Michael's
Spectrum Noir on hat buckle
Punch:  EK Success

QKR - Ch. 369 Anything Goes
Di's Digi Design - Halloween or Harvest
Papercraft - Ch. 48 Fall
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 121 Forever Autumn
Creatalicious - Ch. 173 Anything Goes with optional Autumn/Halloween
CIC - Ch. 481 Fall theme

Friday, October 25, 2019

Autumn is in the air

Today at Catch the Bug is Friday Freebie and for my card is Scarecrow and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  With the temperatures dropping and having to turn the heat on...my skin has been dry so I feel like it is scratchy like a scarecrow.  So I feel that I look like this image, lol.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarecrow (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Autumn is in the air
Hemp:  MayArts
Pearls:  Recollections
Die:  My Favorite Things

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 410-411 Anything Goes
CIC - Ch. 481 Fall theme
Papercraft - Ch. 48 Fall
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 121 Forever Autumn
Creatalicious - Ch. 173 Anything Goes with optional Autumn/Halloween

Lavinia Halloween

Well I just love the Lavinia stamps and I finally made a card with them. I used a pre-made background of their papers which is 6 inches X 6 inches which I thought was perfect for fall colors. Then I used black embossing powder for the images and foam dots for the TLC, Create sentiment that I colored in to match the paper. For the spider web I used a sparkly black embossing powder. And so ta-dah, my first Lavinia card.

Patterned Paper:  Lavinia Magical Moonlight (see above)
Stamps:  Lavinia Stamps: Mooch, Bats, Fairy Web, Mini branch, Maple leaf mini, Mini leaf 1, Forest Scene
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Arts; Ranger - Black Sparkle
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Halloween scalloped label
Foam dots

Lavinia World - Ch. 12
Her Peaceful Garden - 2019 Cat Lovers Blog Hop
Double D - Silhouettes

Crafty Animals - Ch. 31
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 321 Embossing
Crafty Friends - Ch. 121 Embossing
Double Trouble - Ch. 41
   Thing 1 use at least 3 colors purple, green, blue, orange, yellow, red, brown
   Thing 2 Crafting Happiness
   Thing 3 Include something that flies (bats)
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 443 One Layer Wonder

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Foil Christmas cards

I went to a Stamping Conference and got a foil machine. I was like a kid in a candy shop when I saw all the goodies that they had made and the sparkles and shine....I couldn't resist. So since there were a couple challenges with metallics and silver/gold I thought I would do a couple quick cards.  Then since I had my computer, space heater, Alexa and then turned on the foil machine I blew out my power in my office....argh. So once I got the electricity turned back on and a few things turned off I pulled out the foil.  Here are my first two cards.

Patterned Paper;  Foilables by Creative Vision
Cardstock plain & glitter:  Darice
Foil:  Creative Vision: Silver and Queen's Crown
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles
Punch:  EK Success
Sentiment:  Gina K Foil Christmas Sentiments
Foam dots

CHNC - Ch. 460 Anything Christmas with optional flower or a few
Allsorts - Wk 542 Add Gold and/or silver
Incy Wincy - Use Something Metallic
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 41 Christmas card
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 243 Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 605 Sparkle

C4C507 Sympathy

I still need to make a bunch of sympathy cards for Mom.  So here is one with a sentiment from TLC, Create using the newest sketch for Crazy 4 Challenges.

Patterned Papers:  My Minds Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sympathy on the Loss of your Wife
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Punches:  Martha Stewart

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C507 Sketch (see above)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 410 - 411 Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned - October
little red wagon - Don't forget about me
Incy Wincy - Use something metallic
Allsorts - Wk 542 Add Gold and/or Silver

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Black Cats Prowl

Today at Catch the Bug is Humor Me Wednesday and I made a card using Cute Halloween Set 2 and a sentiment from TLC, Create and this is to celebrate Black Cat Day which is on October 27th.  Now, I only have Siamese cats, but years ago we used to have a solid black cat. Which used to freak me out when I would wake up and she would be standing next to me staring at me. She was soft and beautiful, but could not get along with the Siamese.

Patterned Paper:  Carta Bella
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cute Halloween Set 2 (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Black Cats Prowl
Flower & Spiders:  Recollection
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black

Always Fun- Ch. 133 Something Scary
Your Next Stamp - Ch. 125 Trick or Treat
Your Peaceful Garden - 2019 Cat Lovers Blog Hop
Show us your pussy cats - Ch. 47 Meow-loween
Crafty Animals - Ch. 31
Sweet Stampin' - Feature a Creature

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Today at Catch the Bug is a New Release day and for my card, I have Bugaboo Brat Autism Boy and the patterned paper is from Imagine That Digistamp Awareness Ribbons Autism Digi Papers.  My daughter teaches 4th grade and has 20 students and has 9 with special needs of some sort, not all have Autism. But she works hard with her students and I know that she sends home cards to her students.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp Awareness Ribbons Autism Digi Papers (see above for link)
Cardstock:  Neenah
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bugaboo Brat Autism Boy (see above for direct link)

QKR -  Ch. 368 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 238 For a child and a sentiment
Dream Valley - Ch. 212 Add a sentiment
The Paper Players - Ch. 464 CAS Large sentiment as a focal point

Monday, October 21, 2019

Scarecrow gifts of Grace

I went for walks in my neighborhood this weekend since we had beautiful and unusually warm weather. In our area, we have had lots of rain so we haven't had a lot of the trees turn color yet. But I did see quite of geese at a pond in the  park resting and flying south. Also since we are getting some MORE rain, we had a wonderful sunset which pictures don't do justice.
For my card, I used an image from QKR Scarecrow Digital Stamp and a sentiment from TLC, Create. I used some die cuts oval and leaves.  I added some burlap ribbon.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Autumnal
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  QKR - Scarecrow Digital (see above for direct link)
TLC, Create - Bless those gathered
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Punches:  EK Success and Fiskars
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

QKR - Ch. 368 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 479 Anything Goes with optional colors of Autumn
Di's Digi Design - Halloween or Harvest
Papercraft - Ch. 48 Fall
Sparkles - Ch. 121 Forever Autumn
Creatalicious Ch. 173 Anything Goes with optional Autumn/Halloween
CIC - Ch. 481 Fall
PINspirational - Ch. 249