Thursday, May 17, 2018

Christmas Snowmen block card

Hello and just one more day until my kids are officially on summer break.  This is about the time that I stock up on pineapple mimosa!  But for today, I'm sharing an oldie but goodie - which is when we share older but still much loved Bugaboo Stamps.

I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps Snowmen Block in my efforts to create Christmas cards all year long.  I also attempt to keep my cards as flat as possible for the sake of mailing.  I have some non traditional colors on this one...but it IS spring, which makes it near impossible for me to pull out traditional Christmas colored papers.  I think I've only managed 4 Christmas cards this year....but I'll continue trying.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

This meets the following challenges: Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas (option of trees), ABC Christmas Challenge: K for Keep it Simple, Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round: Anything Goes Christmas, and Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Treats

Hello.  Just a quick share today of the little treat bags made for the teachers and assistants at my girls' school.

Just a bag with a few Rolos, and the teacher bags contained gift cards, and the tag is Bugaboo Stamps Floral Tags 4.  I've been extremely busy lately but didn't want to skip teacher appreciation week.  The tags come with a blank center which makes them perfect for personalization.  So that is my share.  Thanks for stopping by for a look.

This meets the following challenges: Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes, Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes, Creative Fingers: Anything Goes, and Simply Create Too: Anything But a Card.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Dottie Happy Birthday and Flowers

Hello all!  For the past week, we have hit temperatures in the 90's.  I've been waiting for this heat wave, and now we are officially in summer.  I know technically it's not summer time, but around here, once it hits 90, it's summer, and we don't dare venture outside between 11am and 7pm.

But on to today's share.  I made a card for this weeks Catch the Bug Challenge: Say it With Flowers.
I'm featuring Dottie Happy Birthday by Bugaboo Stamps.  I've always been a Dottie fan.
And somewhat of a fancy fold.  The little flower in the corner holds it shut.  Again, just trying to shake things up a bit.  So join in this week if you get a chance for the Say it With Flowers challenge.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Show Time Circus Birthday card

Hello all and Happy Monday!  School is almost over, so I've been super busy with all the things that come with year end.  Not only that, but softball is in full swing (LOL, full swing!  Oh how I amuse myself), and I've had to take on a little bit more responsibility with my dad.  What can I say?  I'm tired.  I'm really tired.  But I'm so blessed to be able to do what needs to be done.

Well, today I'm here to share a card I made for Bean's 11th birthday.  It seems I already made her a card this year!  The same thing happened last year.  So again, she will have 2 birthday cards for the year.  I'm tellin' ya, my mind is gone!

This card features the adorable Show Time digi by Mari Digis, and the #11 is to indicate my Baby's year - AND her softball number (great coincidence), cut with Cricut cart Plantin Schoolbook.  Plus, this is for the Corrosive Challenge Blog which is Anything Goes all month long!  Mari Digis is one of the sponsors, so I hope you get a chance to enter this super easy challenge.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek at my latest creation.

This also meets the following challenges: Dragonfly Journeys: Just Add Sequins, Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes, Watercooler Wednesday: Feminine Anything GoesPolkadoodles: Anything Goes, and Simply Papercrafts: Anything Goes.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Whale of a Mom Mother's Day card

Hello all and happy Monday.  Today is my very first post for Papercraft Business - Challenge #6: Mother's Day.  Basically, the challenge is Anything Goes with the option of Mother's Day.

So I created a Mother's Day card - and I will update who the artist is once I find the information.  For the life of me, I can't remember where this stamp is from!  I used Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cart for the sentiment - cut 3 times, adhered together, and glazed .

Join in HERE with your Anything Goes with option of Mother's Day this month for your chance to win this die!  Also, thank you for visiting today and taking a peek at my first DT post with Papercraft Business Challenges.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Rose Watering Can Mother's Day card

Hello and thank the Lord it's Friday.  It's been a super busy week, in a good way of course, but still tiring.  But today, I'm here to share Bugaboo Stamps Freebie Friday!



So this week, you can pick up this adorable Rose Watering Can image for free.  I thought it would make for a great Mother's Day card.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes.
And it's a Z-fold.  I'm still trying to be a little more creative with fancy folds.  So make sure that if you want this image for free, that you do it this week.  Next Friday, a different image will be up for grabs.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek.

This meets the following challenges: Fussy and Fancy: Add a Die Cut, Polkadoodles: Anything Goes, Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes,  and Craft Rocket Challenges: Flower.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Oceans of Joy Birthday Card

Hello!  Today we are attending another softball game - and today we are blessed with TWO games!  Yes....such a blessing.  But hey, last game, the girls won and my baby got the team ball for two runs and four RBI's.

Aside from a very busy day, I'm here to show my latest card for the current Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: BINGO.


My birthday card features Bugaboo Stamps Under The Sea Birthday Set.  The sentiment is included with the set, and all I did was add a little glaze for dimension.  This is for my big brother - so I didn't want to put too much by way of embellishments.

Anyway, I hope you get to play along with the Catch the Bug BINGO challenge this week.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek and have a wonderful weekend!

This meets the following challenges: Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes, Creative Fingers: Anything Goes, Aud Sentiments: Happy Birthday, and Crafty Creations: Anything Goes.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Flowers for Mom card

Hello and happy HUMP DAY!  I always look forward to hump day because this is the day me and my girls start the morning by talking like camels.  I'm sure people would think we are absolutely loony, but hopefully these are the memories my girls will have forever, of their mom being a crazy woman!

Today I'm quickly sharing a card using a Bugaboo Stamp new release:

The digi is Flower Garden Set and is currently half off.  The sentiment is cut with Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cart.  I feel I missed the boat a little on this one.  Like it's missing something.  Ever have a "great" idea and when putting things together, it's just not what it looked like in your head?  Well, this is one of those moments for me.  But it's ok, my Mom likes ALL my cards - because she's #1 Mom and that's what #1 Moms do.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Off to Bean's softball game.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Card

Hello and happy Saturday!  Today, I am enjoying an extremely early softball game.  I mean really....is it necessary to be at the out of town ball field at 8 am on a weekend???  Well, I think not!  But Bean is working hard and I'm a mom.  So I do "mom things."  Like waking up at an unreasonable hour on Saturday.

Aside from that, I'm here to show my latest creation for Catch the Bug's latest challenge: Rainbows/Unicorns.



I loved unicorns as a kid and I guess that never really goes away from generation to generation.  Right now, Bit (6 years old) is way into these magical creatures.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Unicorn Set.  These unicorns make me smile with their funny expressions.  Anyway, short post today, so join in if you can and thanks so much for stopping by for a look.

This meets the following challenges: Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes, Always Happy Birthday: Anything Goes/Balloons, Watercooler Wednesday: All About Occasions, Seize the Birthday: Vibrant Colors and Challenge Up Your Life: Unicorn/Rainbows.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Easter Birdie Card

Hello all and happy Friday eve.  I use whatever little tricks to get me through the week!  Today I'm sharing my last Easter card with you - and yes, it's already been sent out.  It's a little different than my usual type of card, but hopefully I pulled off the color combo.

This is much softer than usual.  The image is Easter Birdie from Goha Digital Stamps and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Easter came so early this year and I feel so off track.  I've been working on my yard, getting it summer ready, and it's only mid April!

This card is for this months Anything Goes challenge at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.  Super easy challenge that lasts all month long.  I hope you will join in.

This also meets the following challenges: Crafty Creations Challenge: Anything Goes, Creative Moments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes, and Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Funny Bunny Easter card

Hello and Good Friday to all.  So this weekend, after church, we are going to a farm to cuddle goats.  That's right!  Goats!  Baby goats.  I am so excited.  There will also be goat cheese sampling and an egg hunt for the kids.  Of course I'm probably allergic to the little baby goats, I'm pretty much allergic to everything, but I'm going to enjoy every sneeze and itchy eye.

Today I'm sharing a Bugaboo Stamp new release named Funny Bunny Babies on my Easter Card.


And guess what?  It's a bit of a fancy fold.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Everybunny set..
I saw something very similar on Pinterest.  The card IS straight, I just couldn't get the first photo straight.  Oh well.  I tried.  Anyway, I wish you all a very Happy Easter!

This meets the following challenges: Die Cuttin Divas: Easter, Digi Choosday: Anything Goes, Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes, and Unicorn Challenge: Make it Girly.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Gardening Easter Bunny

Hello and happy Monday!  Today starts my girls' spring break.  Thank the Lord for Grandma, because I was not made to be a stay at home mom.  Don't get me wrong, I love my babies dearly, but spending an entire week with them would probably lead to lots of Mimosa drinking starting early in the morning!

So, for today, I'm sharing a card for this weeks Catch the Bug Challenge: Photo Inspiration (please click on link for photo).


I'm going with both gardening and colors, plus I needed another Easter card.  Bright spring colors on this one, featuring Bugaboo Stamps Garden Bunny, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Join in this week if you can!

This meets the following challenges: Crafty Cardmakers: Bunnies, Chicks, Eggs, Dragonfly Journeys: Bunnies, Chicks and Ducks, Pink Gem: Easter Time, and Crafty Animals: Anything Goes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Easter Daffodils Card

Hello and happy hump day.  With the days being longer, it has me looking forward to spring.  I'm already clearing up my flower gardens and all my bulbs are popping up.  I live in a desert with lots of sand, but my bulbs manage to flourish each year, producing new "baby" bulbs.  Every couple of years, I have to thin them out and either find a new spot or give them away.

Some of my early blooms are daffodils which inspired this Easter card.


I've used Cricut cart Walk in my Garden and the sentiment is Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes.  This is also in attempt at using my Cricut more often this year - and I feel I'm off to a pretty good start, plus I wanted to enter this weeks Bitten by the Bug challenge: Easter.  So that's it for today.  Thank you for stopping by!

This also meets the following challenges: Cardztv: Anything Goes, Shopping Our Stash: Here Comes Peter Cottontail, and Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Spring Flowers Easter Card

Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today, family will be over for shepherd's pie, soda bread, and green sherbet floats.  I'm not Irish, but my kids are (half) so we learn a little in a fun way, and try to celebrate the best I know how.  Thank the Lord for Pinterest!

Today I'm sharing a card for the current Catch the Bug Blog Challenge: Bingo (please click link for Bingo board).


I created an Easter card using Bugaboo Image/Flower/Stripes on the Bingo board.  I'm using a cute little lady bug and flower image from Bugaboo Stamps, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes set.  This one is totally spring!  Anyway, join in if you can this week!

This meets the following challenges: Creative Craft Cottage: Make it Feminine, Let's Craft and Create: Anything Goes + Easter, Love to Craft: Anything Goes, and Sweet Stampers: Spring or Easter.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Everybunny Fancy Fold Easter Card

Hello all! It's Hump Day, so that means dinner with my Dad.  He's already 82 years old and I visit two to three days a week.  We have dinner, I take him shopping, and I clean up his little house.  Dinner nights are my favorite!

But now to share my latest creation.  I've been trying to be a little more creative by either using my Cricut, using a stamp set, or creating a fancy fold.  And this one has all three!!


This uses Stampin' Up's Everybunny set.  I've had it for years now and this is the very first time I have inked it up.  There are several adorable images in this set, but I've been so hooked on digi stamps, that I've neglected my rubber/acrylic stamps.
This is also a Double Z fold.  So I was quite proud to make a fancy fold on this one.  I love how it stands up so beautifully.  And to fill a little of the white space, I added a couple clouds from the Mickey and Friends Cricut cart.
View from the top just to show the dimension a little better.  So that's my share for the day.  Thanks for taking a peek.

This meets the following challenges: Digi Choosday: Anything Goes, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything with a Critter, Watercooler Wednesday: All About Occasions, and Cardz TV Challenge #38: Anything Goes.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Whale of a Birthday Card

Hello and happy Saturday.  Softball has started up and that means Bean is keeping super busy.  I love softball season, but I must admit, it can be a little hard on us all.  She's not the most athletic, but she's a real go-getter, so as long as she wants to play, I will be sitting in those stands praying for a good play.

Today I would like to share a card for the latest Catch the Bug Challenge: Natures Wonders - All Creatures Big and Small.




I instantly thought of the sea, large whales and little fish. I was watching Finding Dory at the time of inspiration, but I'm sure that's just coincidence.  I'm featuring a Bugaboo Stamp set that isn't currently in the store, but hopefully will be added soon.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up's Short & Sweet.  So play along if you get a chance this week.

This meets the following challenges: Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes, Crafty Catz: Anything Goes with Layer it Up, Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes, and Crafting With and Attitude: Anything Goes.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Make a Call Birthday Card

Hello all!  Do you know what today is?  It's Alexander Graham Bell day!  So I'm here with a card featuring the adorable Bugaboo Stamps Sketchy Boy Phone image!

I thought this would be a great birthday card for my brother since he lives far away...and I tried my best to go masculine, adding just a touch of pink, and adding in a few die cuts.  So celebrate by making a call!

This meets the following challenges: Always Happy Birthday: Anything Birthday + Patterned Paper, Classic Design Team Open Challenge,  Cardztv: Challenge #37 Anything goes, and Little Red Wagon: Say it in Speech Bubbles.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Easter Girl in Window

Hello and wow it's already March! The wind has been kicking up every allergen known to man and I do believe every single speck of pollen is attacking me.  February was a rough month of colds and misery, but I have high hopes for March.

So today I'm sharing a card for the current Corrosive Challenge: Anything Goes.



I'm featuring a cute little digi from Kinda Cute Stamps called Girl at the Window.  The image is actually popped up, so there's a bit of dimension going on in my scene.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I tried my best to make this spring-like since I need Easter cards, so hopefully it works.

Please join Corrosive Challenges in this long month Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win digis from a couple of great sponsors.  And thanks for stopping by!

This meets the following challenges: Crafty Friends Challenge: Springtime, A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes, Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes, Digistamps4Joy: Anything Goes or Being Young, and Papercraft Business: Anything Goes + Easter.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Penguin in Yellow Christmas Card

Hello all. I'm sharing a card for this weeks Catch the Bug Challenge: Anything Goes.  Good time to show off a Christmas card - I'm still not at 2 Christmas cards a month, but every single one I can complete by December takes stress off of me.


I'm featuring the adorable Bugaboo Stamps Ornaments Penguin.  Yes, my colors are a little bright, so hopefully it works.  I guess I'm just excited about spring and not wanting to pull out traditional Christmas colors.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes.  So play along if you can in this super easy challenge for a chance to win Bugaboo Stamps.

My card meets the following challenges: Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Anything Goes Christmas, Crafty Creations: Anything Goes, Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes, Watercooler Wednesday: Christmas, and Simon Says: Anything Goes.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Irish Hedgehog St. Patricks Day Card

Hello and hope you are having a wonderful week so far.  Today, I'm here to share a Bugaboo Stamps new release.  I think the fact that we aren't quite in spring affected my paper choice - looking at it now, I should have went with lighter papers, maybe pastels or rainbow types.  Oh well, what's done is done.

I don't send out many St. Pat's day cards, but one must go to my girls' grandparents - who happen to be part Irish.  I also hope to finish a banner and hand print art for decoration before the leprechaun comes for a visit - usually making a mess and dropping coins and chocolates all over the house.

Just a short post today. Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Pluto Hooray Birthday Card

Hello and thank the Lord another week is at an end.  I've been suffering all month with allergies/asthma/sinus infection symptoms. Not exactly full blown sick, but definitely not healthy either!  So I haven't seen a doctor since I don't feel I'm "that bad" yet.  Ulgh! What to do, what to do!


Well, a few things  I've been able to do are sleep, Netflix, and make a card for a few challenges.  My own personal challenge is to go through each Cricut cart I own and come up with something.  I thought this would be great for my older brother's birthday since he loves cartoons.  This is from Cricut Cart Mickey and Friends.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin, and I tried to fill the card with a few additional die cuts.

So that's it for me today.  Off to get in more liquids and rest!

This meets the following challenges:  Cut It Up: Anything Goes, Bitten By the Bug: Licensed Characters, Dragonfly Journeys: Year of the Dog, and CardzTV Challenge 35: Anything Goes.

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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