Saturday, February 24, 2018

You make my Tu-LIPS smile,Happy Easter

This Saturday starts a new Challenge at Catch the Bug.  This week is a Color Challenge.  I used Egg tulip peeker and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  These are gorgeous pastels so have fun.  Tulips are one of my favorite flowers.
Today will be a busy day have to try to get some photos of Lyra, my BFFs Granddaughter who is now one year old if she cooperates.  Then meeting some friends for dinner and a movie.  WOW that is a full day for me, lol.  Just hope it's full of smiles and giggles.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Pretty Little Things
Cardstock:  Craft Smith; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Egg tulip peeker
Sentiment: TLC,Create - Tulips Smile Easter
Spellbinder: Pennant
Doily:  Paper Studio
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Incy Wincy - Easter
Crafty Sentiments - Spring Challenge
Polkadoodles - Week 8 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 322 - 323 Anything Goes
Creative Crafters - Ch. 1 Anything Goes

Friday, February 23, 2018

29 and holding

I have a birthday card that I made using a sentiment from TLC, Create and the Friday Freebie from BugabooGirlz Celebrate.  For the background, I embossed the paper and then rubbed it with gold ink.  I put some Glossy Accents on the balloons and Sakura jelly glitter pen on the strings.




Patterned Paper:  Beautiful Everyday
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Girlz Celebrate
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - 29 and holding
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
         Stampabilities - Gold
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Waverly
Glossy Accents
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Die:  My Favorite Things
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with optional coffee or tea
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 213 Spring Flowers
Alphabet Challenge - X for Xtra Special Occassion
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 368 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 195 Anything Goes

Dog Gone It!

Today I have a card that I made using a Tim Holtz stamp that I colored a long time ago and just never put together until today.  Just love this wild and crazy stamp set.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.






Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Tim Holtz - Crazy Dogs
Ink:  Distress - Black Soot
Ribbon:  Michael's
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Die:  Sugar Pea
Pearls:  Recollection

Challenges
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 380 Sketch
4CC - Ch. 391 Color Challenge
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 112 Year of the Dog
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 518 Cute Critters
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 109 Animals

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hello - Easter eggs

I actually made this card last night, but was too tired to post it believe it or not.  I have been helping my best friend with caring for her Mother and now the family has intervened and that has actually caused a lot of chaos.  Now she has her niece and daughter in law that are making drama which isn't needed.  Obviously there are people who are jealous and intimidated that need to "stir the pot".  It's just that karma is ugly.
On a positive note, Easter is hopping closer and I kept this simple.  I used some punches and dies, one stamp and some flowers.





Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Punches:  Creative Memories
Spellbinder:  Eggs
Flowers:  Recollections

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 501
Color Throwdown - Ch. 481 (see picture above)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 322 - 323 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Easter
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 195 Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Polar Bear - Joy

I had several challenges in mind when making this card.  The other day I was looking for a photo corner and pulled out a Quic Kutz die cut which I have had for ages and found this polar bear.  We had rain the past two days and people are having flooding.  There are roads and areas closed due to flooding.  What a mess! My daughter lives 100 miles north of me, and they had snow.  Now the problem is that the temperatures are suppose to drop to the teens today so we will have freezing.





Cardstock:  DCWV; Recollections
Dies:  Quic Kutz; My Favorite Things
Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Stickles
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Challenges
Atlantic Heart Sketches - Ch. 252
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Throwdown - Polar Bears
CHNC - Ch. 373 Anything Goes with optional use some green
CIC - Ch. 440

Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 517 One Word Sentiment
AAA - CAS Game - Ch. 109 Die Cuts Only
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 101 CAS

More than LEPRECHAUNS love their gold

I just can't believe how fast 2018 is going. I have a New Release image at Bugaboo with this St. Patrick's Day image of Edwards St. Pats and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  So we went from red and pink cards to now green.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Edward St. Pats
Sentiment;  TLC, Create - Love you more than leprechauns
Ink: Stampabilities - Gold
Ribbon:  Michael's
Coin:  Recollections

Challenges
Get Creative - Ch. 66 Use ribbon or washi tape
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 233 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 109 Animals
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 367 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 404 Anything Goes optional use some pretty ribbon
Alphabet Challenge - X for Xtra Special Occasion (St. Patrick's Day)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rejoice He is alive

I just love this sketch at Atlantic Heart and wanted to make another card for Easter.  I printed a TLC, Create sentiment on digital paper to match and cut it out with a die.  I used eggs instead of circle shape.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe; DCWV
Cardstock:  Recollections
Sentiment;  TLC, Create - Rejoice He is alive
Spellbinders:  Egg; Pennant
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Brad:  Paper Studio
Pearls:  Recollection & Jolee


Challenges
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 213 Spring Flowers
Allsorts - Wk 455 Handmade Flowers
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 367 Anything Goes
4CC - Ch. 390 Lots of Layers

You're sweet and I'm not LION

Today there is a new Stella Sketch at Catch the Bug, and I used Lion Topper and a sentiment from TLC, Create.
This week was busy, on Friday I spent the day in my daughter's classroom she had "Jump Rope for Heart" and their Valentine Party.  The day went fast.  Then I spent the night at my parents so that I could attend a funeral on Saturday.  My Mom helped me pin my dress for her Anniversary so that I can hem it.  Amanda took Gus to get a hair cut so I have before and after pictures of my Grandpup.  I also have a picture of a surprise that I received on Valentines.




 A dozen roses, bear and chocolates

 Amanda jumping with her students...see she they are almost as tall as her, hehe

 Gus on Friday before hair cut

Gus on Saturday eating treat after hair cut

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Lion Topper
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - You're sweet
Ink:  Distress - Peeled Paint
Jute:  May Arts
Hemptique
Button:  Dress it Up
Leave:  Recollection

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 322 - 323 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 109 Animals
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 367 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 283 Anything Goes

Bunnies with tulip

I have my card for the monthly progressive challenge at Gerda Steiner using the adorable image of Spring Bunny Friends and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I did a different version of the Stair Step Fold.




Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Spring Bunny Friends (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Spring Tulip Collage
Spellbinders:  Large Circle; Stately Circle
Chalk:  Unknown
Die:  My Favorite Things - Clouds
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts & Recollections

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - February
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 194 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 98 Special Folds
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 109 Animals
Pink Gems - Ch. 213 Spring Flowers

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Always on my mind

My Aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer the other month.  She had a lumpectomy on Valentine's Day.  I made this card for her.  My Mother also had breast cancer so now there is going to be genetic testing done since Grandma too.  Sentiment is from TLC, Create.




Patterned Paper:  Me and My Big Ideas
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Always on my mind
Divine Twine
Button:  Hobby Lobby

Challenges
My Favorite Things - Color Challenge Ch. 87
Sunday Stamps - Ch. 172
DL Art - Ch. 222 Pink or Red
Crafty Girls Creations - Ch. 44 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 322 - 323 Anything Goes

Happy Valentine's Day BINGO

At Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge today starts a BINGO.  For my sample card, I used Make it Snappy - Girl Valentines Day - blank included.  I made this for Lyra, my BFF's Granddaughter.  I used all the items on the BINGO chart.







Cardstock:  Craft Smith; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Make it Snappy - Girl Valentines Day - Blank Included (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Michael's
Divine Twine
Charm:  Paper Studio
Enamel Dots:  Paper Studio
Stickles
Pearls:  Mark Richards
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Sandpaper
Sakura jelly glitter paper

Challenges 
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 159 Add a Heart 
Little Red Wagon - Ch. 433 Luuurve
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 205 Love & Romance
Crafty Friends - Ch. 77 Love is in the Air
Di's Design - Lots of pink and/or red
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 104 Love is All Around
Get Creative - Ch. 66 Use ribbon or washi tape
Love to Scrap - Ch. 106 I love you


Friday, February 16, 2018

If I was meant to POP out of bed

We all need some humor and today the Friday Freebie at Bugaboo is just that.  It is Margaret Live in a toaster, which I have to laugh since each morning I have Nutri Grain Blueberry Waffles with butter only.  And, believe me I get rather crabby if someone messes with my waffles!!!  My -ex put his coffee cup on my plate so then when my waffles popped out I got upset so he grabbed them and wiped his coffee stain with them and I lost it! I told him to leave.  Usually I am a person that jokes and laughs and he was shocked that I had NO SENSE of humor about my waffles and the toaster in the am.  Needless to say, he never did touch my waffles again or put his re-heated coffee cup on my plate.


Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey & Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Margaret Live in a toaster (see above for direct link)
Divine Twine

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - February
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 194 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 322 - 323 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 233 Anything Goes
Creative Crafters - Ch. 1 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 367 Anything Goes



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Glory of Easter


I needed some bright cheery colors and NO RED so I decided to switch to Easter.  I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  Hope that everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day and gets a special treat whether it is sweet or a craft supply, hehe.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - The Glory of Easter
Jute:  May Arts
Flower:  Prima
Cross:  Hobby Lobby
Pearls: Jolee

Challenges
Sunday Stamps - SSC172
CHNC  Patterned - February
Crafty Creations - Ch. 360 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 282 Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

So sorry

Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card for my Aunt that had her guy friend pass away on Sunday.  She has had two husbands also pass away so she has been through a lot.  I find it hard to make sympathy cards since a man passes away, but you are giving it to a female so not sure which way to go male or female.  So I made it male colors with a more feminine design.




Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Hero Arts
Sentiment:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinder:  Pennant; Delightful Circle
Pearls and Gems:  Recollections
Flower:  Jolee
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug & Sizzix

Challenges
Atlantic Heart Challeges - Ch. 251
Cardz for Guyz - Ch. 188 Something beginning with L (loss)
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 194 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Ch. 19 Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Mix it Up (3 or more patterned papers)
Dream Valley - Ch. 172 Use 3 Patterned Papers