Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Push my Luck

Today at Catch the Bug is Humor Me Wednesday.  I made a card in honor of 5/25 being Polka Dot Day.  I used the image, Stella Tidbits - Push my luck.  I put Glossy Accents on her glasses.  I used an old SSS 609.



Old Sketch

Patterned Papers:  Core-dination
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Tidbits - Push my luck
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Ribbon:  Michael's
Buttons:  Favorite Findings
Flowers:  Prima
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Crafting from the Heat - Ch. 207 Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned  - May
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 334-335 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Ch. 84 Something with "B" (bow, buttons)
4CC - Ch. 403 Buttons
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 118 Grey is the new black

Sunday, May 13, 2018

I'm a great housekeeper....

There is a new sketch for Stella at Catch the Bug.  For my card, I used a humorous stamp, Stella Tidbits housekeeper.  I put glossy accents on her glasses and the water puddle.
Funny that I have never had a cleaning person when I had a family, but now that I have gone back to work and have less time to craft....I am considering it.  I don't want to spend my free time cleaning, I would rather craft, lol.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - I need a Hero
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Tidbits Housekeeper
Bling:  Recollection
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Polkadoodles - Wk 19 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafy - Ch. 379 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 245 Humorous
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 115 Ladies


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hope You're feeling better soon

Today there is a new challenge at Catch the Bug.  The theme is Say it with Flowers.  For my card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create and the flowers are from Flower Garden Set.



Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Flower Garden Set (see above for direct link)
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Hope you're feeling better soon
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 205 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 334 - 335 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 529 Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 165 Add a Flower
Patties - Ch. 146 Flowers

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Paige's Graduation

My son's girlfriend will be graduating in a few weeks, so I made this card for her. I used an image from Bugaboo, called Graduation Girl Digi Stamp.  Today there is a new challenge starting at Catch the Bug which is an Anything Goes.  There are so many wonderful stamps at Bugaboo and there is always a weekly freebie.  For the background I had some fun playing with my Distress Oxide inks.



Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Graduation Girl Digi Stamp (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Small petite Oval
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Star:  Hobby Lobby
Photo Corner:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Inks:  Distress Oxides - Broken China, Salty Ocean, Fossilized Amber

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 204 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 378 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 528 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 294 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 188 Anything Goes

Thursday, May 3, 2018

I love you like flowers love rain

Today at Catch the Bug it is Thursday which is a Oldie but Goodie.  So I choose the image, flower ladybug love and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  This image is just too fun.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp: Bugaboo - Flower ladybug love (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Flowers love rain
Bling:  Recollection
Hemptique

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 204 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 332 - 333 Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 92 Flower Power
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 378 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes


Sunday, April 29, 2018

A Mother is love

My Mother's birthday is the first week of May so this is a card that I made for her using a sentiment from TLC, Create. Not sure if this will be her Mother's Day card.  The flower from Prima flower came with bling in it so I added bling and pearls in the die cut.




Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - A Mother is Love
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Circle; Picot Edge Circle
Flower:  Prima
Bling:  Paper Studio
Pearls:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 527 Pretty in Pink
DL Art Thursday - Ch. 277 Mother's Day
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 377 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 164 Anything Goes

Hope you feel Chirpy again soon!

I wanted to make a Get Well card and used an image and sentiment from TLC, Create to make this vintage card.  I distressed the edges and added some ink also.



Patterned Paper;  Sweet Shoppe - Moment in Time
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Vintage Cherry Blossom Birds
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Hope you feel Chirpy
Punches:  EK Success
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Lace:  Offray
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Challenges
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 218 Get Well or Sympathy
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 203 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 377 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 332-333 Anything Goes

Saturday, April 28, 2018

You are just a ray of Sunshine

I finally had a chance to put together some cards.  I had this image colored for quite sometime, it is from Bugaboo, Brat Girl Spring Umbrella Digi Stamp.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I put Glossy Accents on the rain drops and puddle.




Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Brat Girl Spring Umbrella Digi Stamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Ray on Sunshine
Ink:  Versa Mark - Sea Breeze
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Love to Scrap - Ch. 108 April Showers bring May flowers
Cardz for Galz - Ch. 70 April Showers
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 377 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 389 Anything Goes

Friday, April 27, 2018

with love and blessings on Mother's Day

Today there is this beautiful release of a Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug.  I used this Bugaboo image along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.
I made this card a while back so this sketch is no longer current.  Work has been going well and I enjoy learning challenges.  I have wonderful co-workers and a positive environment.  The problem that I ran into is that the past weekend I had abdominal pain and thought that I was passing a kidney stone.  My best friend and daughter made me go in and be evaluated to find out that it was actually my appendix and I had emergency surgery on Sunday morning.  Luckily I was able to go home Sunday night.  I took off Monday and Tuesday and have been back to work full time since.  I come home exhausted so that's why my comments are short.



(Old sketch)
Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bug Rose Can
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Love and Blessings on Mother's Day
Embossing Folder:  Cuddlebug
Bling:  Mark Richards
Ink:  Memento - Lady Bug

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 203 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 332 - 333 Anything Goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Ch. 227 Mother's Day
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 164 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 114 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dottie Birthday

It's Tuesday so there is a New Release at Catch the Bug, and today it is Dottie Birthday.  I made my card a pink and black colored one.  This is a fun image.



Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye & Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Dottie Birthday
Bling:  Mark Richards
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Polkadoodles - Wk 16 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 292 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 201 Birthday
Incy Wincy - Seeing Spots

Monday, April 23, 2018

Always friends GNOME matter what!

I've had this wonderful image colored for quite some time now, but just haven't had the chance to put it together.  I finally did it tonight with using a sentiment from TLC, Create and the image is the progressive challenge from Gerda Steiner using the Gnome Couple.




Patterned Paper:  Pebbles
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Gnome Couple (see above for direct link)
Sentiment;  TLC, Create - Always friends GNOME matter what!
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Flowers:  Close to my Heart; Recollections

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - April Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 330 - 331 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 203 Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned - April

Floral Treat Box

It's Monday so at Catch the Bug it's Anything but a Card.  So for my creation, I made a Floral Treat Box.  It is using the new images from Bugaboo the Flower Garden Set.  I put three small hand gels inside that would be a perfect gift.




Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Flower Garden Set (see above for direct link)

Challenges
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 116 April Showers bring May Flowers
Southern Girls - Fairies, Fantasy and/or Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - April Pink
Love to Scrap - Ch. 108 April Showers bring May Flowers

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Betty's Sympathy Card

Before I started my job, I was helping my best friend with her Mother.  She has been failing over the past year, and was in the hospital for a week before she went to hospice to pass away.  There was disagreement among the family about her care and how to handle end of life issues such as hydration, antibiotics and pain medication which was unfortunate for her mother, Betty.  She is at peace now.  This is the card, that I made for my friend using the sentiment from TLC, Create.
Yesterday we got 7.5 inches of snow which should melt by this weekend when we should have temps back up in the high 50's.  This weather is so unusual.  So my parent's Anniversary party is rescheduled for June 9th because they ended up getting 20 inches of snow!!!




Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Punch:  EK Success
Die:  My Favorite Things
Flowers:  Prima; Recollections
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Bling:  Mark Richards

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 509
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 202 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 330 - 331 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 463 Spring Flowers or Showers

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Back up my hard drive?

Well it's a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.  For my card I used Stella Tidbits - Hard Drive. I put Glossy Accents on her glasses.  This is how I feel about my computer since my husband did all the things with it, lol.
This is the weekend that my parents are having their 50th Anniversary party.  My Mom didn't want it in February because she was worried about bad weather; however, here this weekend it is raining and it is suppose to have rain/sleet/snow.  So it will be interesting.  I will see what pictures that I am able to get since she will not agree to having a photographer.  My best friend was going to go along to take photos, but her Mom was hospitalized and now is being put into hospice care so she isn't going to go along.  Change in plans...since the weather was so bad today the restaurant called and canceled the Anniversary party for my Mom and said they would call her on Monday to reschedule.  They got 8 inches of snow and are getting more besides had freezing rain first so cars are just sliding off the road.  So she had to call everyone to tell them and has 150 cupcakes to freeze to save for another day.  She had balloon arrangements that will have to be redone.  The big thing is keeping everyone safe. It's just funny she didn't want to have it in February when their actual Anniversary was since she was afraid of the weather instead waited until April when she thought it would be nice and SURPRISE it was worse than anything we had back then.  Someday we will laugh, but not today.




Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Tidbit - Hard Drive
Flower:  Recollection
Bling: Recollection
Spellbinder:  Small Circles
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 201 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 330 - 331 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 375 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 291 Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 27 Anything Goes

Friday, April 13, 2018

Eight

My nephew turned eight the other week and this is the card that I made for him using the Bugaboo image which happens to be the Friday Freebie this week and a sentiment from TLC, Create.





Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bugs Brat Boy Bugs
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Eight
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Baseballs:  Dress it up
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - April
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 330 - 331 Anything Goes
The Male Room - Ch. 83 Symmetry
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 201 Happy Birthday
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 375 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

There is a new release today at Catch the Bug, and it is adorable. I had to color the flowers purple and put the little girl in peach.  I made this a Center step card, which is one of my favorite layouts. I put gold washi tape on the sides.
I'm sorry if I haven't been around to make comments...with working I feel like there aren't enough hours to craft, get online to post comments, clean my house, make meals and keep up with errands. I need to find an elf, fairy or hire someone to help me out, but I've only had one paycheck so that's not going to happen for sometime.  So please be have patience with me if I don't get to see everyone's beautiful creations in a timely manner like I used to do.



Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - MI Kidz Mom Day
Flowers:  Recollection
Washi Tape:  Stash

Challenges
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 186 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 14 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 240 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 201 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 277 Pearls or Mother's Day
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 328 - 329 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fish Tremble

My son has his Golden Birthday coming up, but I wanted to get the card done so I can mail his present out to him.  He loves to fish so I made this criss cross card for him using a Bugaboo image Boy Fishing Digi stamp along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I dry embossed one flap of the card and put Sakura jelly glitter pen on the fishing line and the firefly trails.  My son is picky and doesn't like to get a standard card, so I thought I would give him a card design that I had not made for him before.



Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Boy Fishing Digi Stamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Fish Tremble
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Washi tape:  stash
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Challenges
Dream Valleys - Ch. 176 Dry Embossing
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 101 Criss Cross Card
International Art & Soul - Ch. 30 Card Type that you haven't tried before (Criss Cross)
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 27 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Gus Buddha

Today there is a new release at Catch the Bug, and I think it is great it is Gus Buddha and comes with a perfect sentiment...especially after Easter.  I put Glossy Accents on the glasses. Check it out this week while it is half price.



Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Taj Mahal
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Gus Buddha
Bling:  Paper Studio
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 328 - 329 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 13 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 289 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ch. 363 Anything Goes



Sunday, April 1, 2018

Glue Stick

Happy Easter for all of you who celebrate or Happy Spring for those of you who don't. 

Since Easter falls on April Fools Day it is only fitting that I have a Stella card, lol.  Today there is a new sketch at Catch the Bug, and for my card I used, Stella Glue Stick which I find to be too funny and true. I put Glossy Accents on her glasses.




Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio
Stamp & Sentiment:  Bugaboo - Stella Glue Stick (see above for direct link)
Glossy Accents
Flower:  Prima
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Pearls:  Mark Richards

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - 328 - 329 Anything Goes
JUGS - Ch. 434 CAS
QKR - Ch. 289 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
4CC - Ch. 396 Anything Goes