Thursday, April 30, 2020

Snow be It

Well so far I'm getting my Christmas cards done at least a couple each month so I'm happy about that. This week at Christmas Card Throwdown the challenge is to do a herringbone technique. The have links for it on the site.  Lately I have been like I don't have time to learn new things, but since I can't go shopping at non-essential stores I found some extra time, lol. Since I still haven't found the desire to clean. Getting supplies right now is taking FOREVER, even with Amazon Prime. So I was fortunate that Target had some spray adhesive so that's what I used to adhere my strips.  I cut them 1/2 and 3/4 inch wide and oh my I had FUN! My sentiment is from TLC, Create. I did some die cuts and a bling and there you go!

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Recollectiions
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Snow be it
Spellbinders:  Romantic Rectangles
Dies:  Tutti & My Favorite Things
Bling:  Paper Studio

Christmas Card Throwdown - April technique Herringbone
CHNC - Ch. 487 Anything Christmas with optional for a child
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 479 Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Anything Christmas/Winter or Snowbuddies
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 436 - 437 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Praying for you

Today at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have a new sketch 552 and some good news! For my card I made a background of blending Distress Oxide inks, heat embossing a sentiment from a retired Verse stamp set and added a rose. Kept it simple and just love the pastels.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Verve (retired)
Embossing Power:  Hampton Arts
Versa Mark
Inks:  Distress Oxides - Peakcock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
Flower:  Recollection

Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 492 (Color Challenge see above)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 436 - 437 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Ch. 130 Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Ch. 396 (Mood Board) (Pastels, flower)
Love to Craft - Ch. 45 Anything Goes

It's a Girl Thing

Today at Catch the Bug it's New Release or an older image is brought into the new store. Today we have this sweetie Boo Teddy Bear.  It's perfect for the little girl card which I have a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made this a rocker card. Well most of time I think I'm off my "rocker" which is more appropriate, lol. Depending on how long this quarantine goes on we may need to have a good stash of baby cards, just saying.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinaations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Boo Teddy Bear
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - It's a Girl Thing
Punches:  EK Success; Martha Stewart
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Spellbinders:  Heart Circle

Do-Al(1) - Kreatives - Ch. 40 Rocker Cards
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 113 Add a Flower/Flowers
Mix it Up - Ch. 36 Anything Goes with a fancy fold
Love to Scrap - Ch. 132 For the Girls
International Art & Soul - Ch. 82 Anything but a square or rectangle
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 478 Roses
the Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday or Fun folds or both

Monday, April 27, 2020

Hello Sunshine

I wanted to make some cards for a few friends that are struggling with being home during this quarantine time. I know this is hard with the unknown and it's frustrating on our schedules and lives. There are days that I wish that I could stay home because my house is a cluttered mess and I would love to just stay in and craft. However, hi ho it's off to work I go. In the meantime, I made this card, using some die cuts, fun papers and naturally some bling.

Patterned Papers:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Sentiment:  Creative Expressions
Die:  Simon Says
Bling: Mark Richards

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 607
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 469 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 395 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 503 Anything Goes with optional use a sentiment
Just us Girls - Ch. 533 (see above)

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Yappy Birthday

Well my Grandpup's birthday is coming up so I had to make him a birthday card. Well it's also time for a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug and I used one of the images from the Birthday Puppies Set. The sentiment I heat embossed in gold is from My Favorite Things, Pups and Kisses.
Gus is having a hard time and "acting up" for my daughter. She is a 4th grade teacher and both her and her significant other are working from home right now. Gus usually went to doggy daycare on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and then went to school with my daughter on Fridays. So now he just goes to daycare once a week. He is a social dog so he won't cuddle or listen to my daughter. I think he is upset because of the change in his routine. She is devastated. This quarantine and staying home is affecting EVERYONE! We don't always realize that our critters don't understand what is happening.

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Birthday Puppies Set
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things - Pups and Kisses 
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles
Embossing Poweder: Hampton Arts
Washi Tape:  Unknown

QKR - Ch. 395 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Ch. 37
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 249 Birthday Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 631 Dotty
Seize the Birthday - Ch. 189 Food and/or Drink

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Penguin Gift

I made this card a while back, but just haven't had a  chance to post it. I am trying to meet my quota of several Christmas cards a month.  This is using a Bugaboo image called, Poppi Penguin Christmas Present. I did this in non-traditional Christmas colors, and I dry embossed the backgrounds.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Poppi Penguin Christmas Present (see above for direct link)
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix
Stars: Hobby Lobby
Jute:  May Arts
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories

CHNC - Ch. 487 Anything Christmas with optional for a child
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 165 Use die cuts / embossing folders
Crafty Animals - Ch. 37
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge - Festive Animals
Winter Woderland - Things with Wings
Dream Valley - Ch. 223 Things with Wings
Sparkle Christmas - Ch. 111 Christmas Critters

Make it Rain

This last week it was my son's 24th birthday. He is a child that used to craft with me when he was younger. Now he expects a new style/design each year for his birthday, no pre-colored images and that I would give him a hand made card naturally. Well he has been in the military, moved out of State and I just make this happen because that is what us Moms do!!!  So this year he got a pup so I made him a card using the image from Your Next Stamp, Make it Rain.  I had some gifts for him, but obviously he enjoys the cash. I had the image pop out of the card, and added some washi tape with stripes. To make it wiggle/move I used a wobble device.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Paper Studio
Stamp & Sentiment:  Your Next Stamp - Make it Rain (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Wobble Device
Die:  My Favorite Things
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Bling:  Paper Studio

Your Next Stamp - Ch. 137 Stripes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 436 - 437 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 249 Anything Goes with a Birthday sentiment
Crafty Animals - Ch. 37 
Watercooler Wednesday - Ch. 268 All about occasions
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 504 All about occasions
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch 455 Include a moving part


Well we always think of April showers bring May flowers so I did my Spring card for the Mo Manning challenge using Reaching for Rainbows and a sentiment from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Lillybee Designs
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp : Mo Manning - Reach for the Rainbow (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sunshine and Happiness Spring
Punches:  EK Success & Martha Stewart
Squins:  Stash
Die:  Sizzix
Spellbinder:  Flower
Sakura white jelly pen

Cheerful Sketches - April 2020
Mo Manning - Ch. 290 Spring with a Mo image
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 631 Dotty
Double Trouble - Ch. 55 Spring Things
   Thing 1 - (Sun, red, blue, umbrella, raindrops)
   Thing 2 ArtsyStamper Digitals - Ch. 14 SpringTime
   Thing 3 (umbrella, raindrops, boots, sequins)
little red wagon - Ch. 546 April Showers

Friday, April 24, 2020

SD Feel Better

I have this freebie image that I got from Stamper's Delight Progressive Challege.  I think it's such a cutie. I made a get well card for my stash.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Stampers Delights
Flowers:  Wild Orchids's Crafts

Watercooler Wednesday - Ch. 268 All about occasions
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 504 All about occasions
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 631 Dotty
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 469 Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 478 Roses

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Spring is a Reminder

Today at Catch the Bug it's Oldies but Goodies day and I used the image Birdhouses along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made this a side step card.  We are finally getting things to turn green and have signs of spring.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinatins
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Birdhouses (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Spring is a reminder
Punches:  EK Success; Martha Steward
Flowers:  Recollections
Embellishments:  Dress it Up
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Stencil:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Broken China

Mix it Up - Ch. 36 Fancy Folds
Pearly sparkles - Ch. 50 Bunnies, Birds and/or Bears
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 113 Add a Flower/Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Add a flower/Flowers
Crafty Calendar - April Add a butterfly
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday or Fun Fold or both
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 478 Roses

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

the Gift of You

Today at Catch the Bug it was New Release Day and we have Flower Trio.  And I have a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I used a rainbow of colors and had fun coloring this one.

Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Flower Trio
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Celebrate the gift of you
Die:  My Favorite Thing
Bling:  Paper Studio

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Ch. 180
CHNC Patterned - April
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 47 Flowers
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 240 Flowers
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 249 10th Birthday

Happy Birthday TMS # 551

Today at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have a new challenge that starts with this sketch.  I used a die cut that I have in my stash and added some flowers to it to bring a spring design.  I used a variety of strips from a paper pack that was great to use  up some scraps.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardsotck:  Bazzil; Recollections
Die Cuts:  My Favorite Things; unknown sentiment
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls:  Recollections

Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 47 Flowers
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 240 Flowers
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 249 10th Birthday
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 477 Spots or Dots

Friday, April 17, 2020

We BEE-lieve in YOU

Today there at Catch the Bug there is a new Friday Freebie Bugaboo Bee 03. I made my card and used a sentiment from TLC, Create. This is such a cutie so you have the week to grab it.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bugaboo Bee 03
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - We Beelieve in You
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
       Distress Oxide - Broken China
Dies:  My Favorite Things; Sizzix
Punch:  Fiskar
Ribbon:  Michaels
Stencil:  My Favorite Things
Spectrum Noir
Bling:  Basic Grey

The Cutie Pie - Ch. 146 Bunnies, Bears and other B's
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 630 Wings
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 127 Spring is in the Air
Dream Valley - Ch. 223 Things with wings
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 346 Spring is on the way
QKR - Ch. 394 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 434 - 435 Anything Goes
A Place To Start - April Use ribbon and/or bows

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Christmas Bauble

Today at Tuesday Morning Sketches I have a card on my "off" week for challenge 550.  Last week I made a Red and White Birthday Card so this week I have a Red and White Christmas card.  I embossed both white background pieces and added some bling, buttons and banners.  So check out what my other teamies have made.

Cardstock: Bazzil
Die: Tonic; Verve
Buttons: Stash
Bling:  Michael's
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix & Cuttlebug
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Christmas Card Throwdown - April Color Challenge Red and White (see above)
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - E Embossing
CHNC - Ch. 485 Anything Christmas with optional Snowman, snowwoman, family
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 502 Christmas
Creative Knockouts - ch. 345 Buttons

Awareness Angel

Today at Catch the Bug there is an older image that is moved into the new store Ribbon Prim Angel 01.  For my card, I made it a breast cancer awareness and used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I have a co-worker going through chemotherapy right now so this is perfect to give to her.  Even with all the crazy things happening she is getting her treatments and still working. Check out the Catch the Bug website for my co-workers did awareness of other conditions. So this image is great for so MANY things.

Patterned Paper:  Recollections; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ribbon Prim Angel 01 (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Beauty, Grace, Hope
Punches:  EK Success
Pearls:  Recollections
Die:  My Favorite Things
Spectrum Noir

Sunday Stamps - Ch. 228 Sketch (see above)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 434 - 435 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 223 Things with Wings
Polkadoodles - Wk 15 Anything Goes

Monday, April 13, 2020

Birthday Fish Gift Bag

Today at Catch the Bug it's Anything but a card, and for my sample I used an image from the Under the Sea Birthday Set and put it on a gift bag that I picked up. My nephew's birthday is coming up and he loves the color purple so I thought this would be so fun to put some treat in it for him.  I missed not seeing him for Easter.  I talked to my sister - in- law tonight and he apparently is telling my parents that his new teacher Mrs. Jackie is horrible. This home schooling is difficult for family life, and I just have to laugh and am glad that my own children are in their 20's. I know that I would not have patience for it. So I say my prayers for all the extra stress on those in quarantine dealing with homeschooling and stress of spending too much time together.

Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Under the Sea Birthday Set
Gift Bag:  Stash

Cards 4 Guyz - Ch. 242 In, On or by the sea
Crafty Friends - Ch. 133 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 393 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

For April 6 - April 11.