Saturday, February 17, 2018

Reindeer Fun Christmas Card

Hello and thanks for stopping by!  So, I planned on making two Christmas cards per month - and I'm already failing at my mission.  But today, I do happen to have a card for Christmas and for this week's Catch the Bug Challenge: Bingo (please click link for Bingo Card).
I'm going with Bugaboo Image/Red/Sparkle.  And my image is the adorable Reindeer Blocks at Bugaboo Stamps.  I always try to go simple with my Christmas cards, for easier shipping, so just a little twine and sequins for the sparkle part of the bingo.  So join in this week if you can!

This meets the following challenges: Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything Goes Christmas, Craftaholics R Us: Something Red, Crafty Creations: Anything Goes, The Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas/Option of Reindeer, and 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything with a Critter.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Softball Valentine Card with Fred She Said

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I got another Valentine card done - this one for Bean!  She plays softball and I personalize the girls' cards as much as possible.  And this image is just perfect for her!


This image is from Fred, She Said Design called Catch Your Heart, and I went with black and pink since that's the color of her glove.  It's a little busy with the background and jazzed up with the sequins, to hopefully make it a little more feminine.  Fred, She Said is a sponsor for the current Corrosive Challenge which is Anything Goes.  The challenge is all month so you have plenty of time to play along.

Just a couple more Valentine's to make and then on to....well, I'll find something to work on!  Thanks for stopping by.

This meets the following challenges: Brown Sugar: Valentine's Day, Cut it Up: Layers of Love, Cardz 4 Galz: Think Pink, Cardz TV Challenge #33: Anything Goes, and Dragonfly Journeys: Love.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Softball Girl Birthday Z Fold Card

Hello and happy Hump Day!  At Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, we celebrate just about everything under the sun, and I'm sharing a card for Girls and Women in Sports Day (February 8th).  I'll be honest, I tried soccer when I was young, but I've never been athletic.  Then I ran my first marathon in 2016, only to have that be the straw that broke the camels back - literally, 5 months later I was having surgery for a broken back (I have a great titanium cage keeping me mobile).

Anyway, this is Beans birthday card (not until May - but I like working ahead) featuring Bugaboo Stamps Kidz Girl Baseball Dog - and of course I colored the ball yellow since Bean is in softball.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kit and the numbers are from Cricut Cart Plantin Schoolbook with shadow.
And Yay! Another fancy fold.  This is called a Z-fold at Splitcoaststampers.  So the girls cards are done for this year, and both are awesome folds.  I know the background paper seems a little busy, and I do wish I would have went with a smaller print or polka dots or something, but what's done is done.

So that's my share for the day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

This meets the following challenges: Digi Choosday: Anything Goes, Shopping Our Stash: Olympics (Any Sport - Softball, and everything from my stash), Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes, and Always Fun Challeges: Anything Goes.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Birthday Box Card

Hello and hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  Today I'm sharing a card for my baby who is turning 6 years old this week!  I can't believe how fast time flies by.  Something I think about the future, my girls going off to college, and me not know what to do with myself!  We have a routine, even if busy and tiresome, I'm not looking forward to the day that routine goes away.

Anyway, I'm also sharing this for this weeks Catch the Bug Challenge: Anything Goes.  Always a favorite and anyone can join in!  My stamp is a cutie from Bugaboo Stamps: Kidz Birthday Girl.
And look!  I made a fancy fold - found on Pinterest, and followed it to a site that gave measurements in inches.  Yeah, I wanted to make something different for the girls cards this year.  Hopefully I'll come up with something cool for Bean's card in May.
The inside!  The die cuts are from Cricut cart Plantin Schoolbook, and the stamped sentiments are from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin.  So join in if you can!!

This meets the following challenges: Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes, Crafty Catz: One for the Girls, Polkadoodles: Anything Goes, Digi Choosday: Anything Goes, and Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Cricut Animal Kingdom Monkey Valentine

Hello and happy Friday! Just a quick share today of Little Bit's Valentine card.  She has lots of nicknames, including Monkey.  That child will jump off anything, is constantly getting hurt, and I'm now a photoshop pro, editing out black eyes and swollen frontal lobes!

I'm using Cricut Cart Animal Kingdom for the adorable monkey.  One of my personal challenges this year is to go through most of my Cricut carts and create something!  So far I have realized I really miss my machine, and I've been thoroughly enjoying cutting, pasting, and coming up with ideas.  Anyway, the sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kit.

I'm sure the eyes seem overpowering, but I only had little and big googly eyes - no medium. And both Bit and Bean have large eyes, so I went with large.  That's it for me - catching a cold and need to rest.

This meets the following challenges:  Bitten by the Bug: Valentine's for Child, CardzTV: Challenge 32: Anything Goes, 2 Crafter Critter Crazies: Anything With a Critter on it, Aud Sentiments: Valentine or Love Sentiment, and Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Helping Friends Gruffies Valentine Card

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a card for a few challenges.  Honestly, I'm not a big Valentine fan, but I do my best to be festive for my girls for most holidays - including this day of "love."

This year I made a card for my bestie (who is also single) and I plan to surprise her at work with a  box of chocolates.  With her kids all grown up...well, I have a feeling they are so into their lives right now that they might forget their mama.  So hopefully I will put a smile on her face.  Of course I'm not going all lovey-dovey, but I have the required red, heart, and inside reads "happy valentine's day."  Sentiments are from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kit.

This Gruffies stamp is SO us.  We might not see each other often, but we are there for each other in times of need....or when we really need a margarita!

So, this will be entered in the following challenges: House-Mouse and Friends: Love, Dragonfly Journeys: Red, and CardzTV Challenge #31: Anything Goes.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Deacon in the Rain Birthday Card

Hello and hope you are having a wonderful day.  We have a busy weekend to include Bit's first piano recital!  I'm so excited!  She's 5 years old and just loves music.

Anyway, today I'm sharing a card for the latest Catch the Bug Blog Challenge: photo inspiration (please check blog for photo).

I actually tried water coloring for the background!  I was attempting for a random look, but found it hard to not be so deliberate about my painting.  Hopefully it looks "artsy," which is what I was going for.  The image is Bugaboo Stamps Deacon Rain, and the sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin.  I would have to say that I would definitely try the water color thing again.

So join in this week if you get a chance!

This meets the following challenges: Crafty Catz: Anything Goes/optional Something New (water colors), Polkadoodles: Anything Goes, Digi Choosday: Anything Goes, 4 Crafty Chicks: Water color background, and Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pastel Birthday Puppies Card

Hello and happy weekend!  This weekend, I have plans to continue cleaning.  I have grand plans this year to destash and organize.  I have no difficulties letting go of things, but finding time to do so is difficult.  Especially with two energetic girls and an elderly father to care for.  But they come first and the house can wait - but I can still have my grand plans!

So this week at Catch the Bug, the challenge is Bingo (see link for Bingo board to play along)!

My adorable image is Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Puppies and my Bingo consists of Diecut/Players Choice/Dots and Stripes.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Itty Bitty Banners.  Added a touch of glaze and called it done.  I actually think this came out quite cute!  Ever have creations you love and some you just want to pretend never happened?  Well, this one is a keeper!

So play along with Catch the Bug's Bingo this week if you have a chance and have a great weekend.

This meets the following challenges: Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes, Crafting With an Attitude: Anything Goes, Cute Card Thursday: Something Fun, and Crafty Creations: Anything Goes.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Pagoda Panda Birthday Card


Hello.  For some reason, this post completely disappeared.  So I'm just going to try to put this back up since I had entered in a couple of challenges.
This was created using the Panda from Cricut cart Pagoda, and the sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin set.

Chicken Birthday Card

Hello! Just a quick share on this great Friday afternoon.  Catch the Bug Blog is celebrating it's 8th birthday all week long with different challenges.  And the challenge on Wednesday was a humorous card!
Of course I had to use Bugaboo Stamps Chickz Holy Cluck for my Auntie's card - since she just LOVES her chickens.  She facebooks them all the time and shows pictures of all the eggs they lay.

So that's it for me today.  Have a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Enchanted Dragon Carousel Birthday Card

Hello and happy hump day!  Today I'm sharing a card for the latest challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog: Anything Goes!

I'm featuring a stamp from Lacy Sunshine titled Enchanted Dragon Carousel.  I personally think she came out pretty darn cute!  I added a few die cut flowers and a sentiment from Stampin' Up's Itty Bitty Banners.

The challenge at Corrosive Challenge runs through the end of the month, so you have plenty of time to enter!  Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.

This meets the following challenges: Di's Digi Designs: Birthdays, Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes, and Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Chubby Butterfly Birthday Wishes Card

Hello and hope you had a wonderful weekend! I was fortunate enough to have a three day weekend, and was able to get some much needed things done around the house as well as spend quality time with my girls.

Anyway, this week at Catch the Bug, there is a big Bugaboo Stamps celebration going on.  So every day this week is a new challenge.  Saturday was the kick off with Bold & Bright Birthday Wishes!
So I'm definitely going bold AND bright!  A little colorful for me, but it was a nice change of pace.  I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps Chubby Butterfly - which is a $1 digi!  I went a little simple since the colors were overwhelming me LOL!

So all week there are new challenges.  I hope you get a chance to join in!

This meets the following challenges: A Gem of A Challenge: Happy Anything, Brown Sugar: Birthday, Polkadoodles: Anything Goes, and Digi Choosday: Anything Goes.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Paper Pups Birthday Card

Hello and happy new year!  I can't get over how fast 2017 went by and we are now almost mid January!  I'm currently planning for Little Bit's 6th birthday next month.  Nothing big this year, but it still has to be special.  So, I'm making a few more birthday cards than usual, and the first post of the year is:
I dusted off my Cricut and pulled out an old cart: Paper Pups.  My personal goal is to use my Cricut at least once a month.  And I have the usual personal challenge, to make one or two Christmas cards a month, that I failed at last year and ended up being short cards in 2017.  So we will see how it goes!

Thank you for stopping by to take a look.

My card meets the following challenges: PDE Linky Party: Anything Goes, Cardz TV: Anything Goes, and Dragonfly Journeys: Hooray for Birthdays.

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