I made a few of these for the librarians - Sprout calls them her teachers, and they deserve that title because she goes weekly to story time and arts and crafts. We really do have great libraries and librarians. Since I needed four of these, I went with a really simple layout.
Hello all and Happy Friday! This week at Catch the Bug, there are several "mini challenges" going on. Check out the Blog for all the details!! Since I'm running late, I'm featuring a card for yesterday's challenge: Christmas Critters:
I thought this Bugaboo Stamp Duo Penguin Tree was perfect for a card to "Grandma" from my girls. The layout is Splitcoaststampers SC188. And here is a card for today's challenge: Clean and Simple:
Oh how I love me some CAS cards! I picked this Two Snowman image to go to my brother and nephew. So you still have time to play along! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps' Skelekinz Merry Christmas for my non-traditional goth card - for Beanie this year. Hopefully she won't wonder if mama was drinking it up when I made this - I always try to fit my cards to the girls' personalities at the time. So stop by Catch the Bug for all the fun going on this week.
Now, I'll be honest, this was a 20 minute card. But those are actually my favorite kinds to make. But what makes this so easy is the beautiful coloring of the images at Doodle Pantry. Anyway, I've been so busy lately with sick kids, being sick myself, finals, and work, that this will be yet another short post. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.
Hello and Happy Saturday! This week, the challenge at Catch the Bug is a photo inspiration (please check the site for the photo):
Yup, it involves turkey! Know what? I personally love turkey. And I can't wait for turkey leftovers either!! I'm also giving my new-ish spellbinders another try. I think this one is more of a success - but to be honest, I really needed to concentrate on how I wanted it to look. And my image is Bugaboo Stamps' AKV Thanksgiving Turkey. Bean pointed out that I should have stamped "gobble" twice. I agree, but it was too late. Oh Well.
I must admit, I immediately fell in love with these sets. And with it being close to Thanksgiving, I guess I was just in a thankful mood. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Short & Sweet. That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!
I've been wanting to try this origami box (from Scor Pal) for a while now and finally put one together. This is actually a really great size. It could even fit a regular size cupcake (not one of those jumbo kind)!
This is the box opened up. That's actually a lot of candy in there. And just to give you an idea of size, the circle (not the scalloped circle) is 1.5" and the box is approximately 3" square. That's all folks. Thanks for stopping by!
Hello all and Happy Saturday! Today was an especially busy day - but in a good way. Lots of holiday events are starting around town, and I try to get my girls involved in as many as possible! So, for today, I would like to share with you a card for the current challenge at Catch the Bug (which is BINGO, please check site for BINGO card):
I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps' Flower Ladybug Love, and going with Embossing, BB image, and Twine. I know it's a busy time of year, so hopefully you'll get a chance to play along. Other than that, have a blessed weekend.
This is just adorable and just in time for card making for Christmas
The image is inset - never tried this before but I think it worked out ok. I used tons of pop dots, so if there is an easier technique to this, please share! That's all from me today. I wish you a wonderful weekend!
Hello all and Happy Tuesday! It's really happy for me because I've been SO sick the past couple of weeks, and I'm finally back to feeling good again. So today I would like to share a card using Doodle Pantry's Tropical Drinks:
This is for my little cousin's birthday. I could use a pretty drink myself! And it's not even my birthday. The layout is Splitcoaststampers SC24 and I decided to put the sentiment inside. And just a shout out that the Doodle Pantry Blog challenge is still going on. You can use any image but if you use a Doodle Pantry image, you receive a free set!
Hello all and Welcome to November! It's amazing how fast this year is going by. Today I would like to share with you a new release from Doodle Pantry - Fancy Pie, which happens to be Free With Purchase (November 1 - 24)
I really like the way this one came together. Maybe it's the colors, or the layout, but something about this sits well with me. A new challenge will start on the 1st of November, so get ready to enter using a Doodle Pantry image!
Here's a better view of how cute it comes together. I'll admit, it wasn't the easiest thing to put together. So once the recipient opens it, I highly doubt it will easily be put back into the petals. But it sure is cute and fits a small handful of Hershey Kisses. Thanks for stopping by!
In this one, you can pick any past sketch and I'm going with sketch 069. You can barely see my sentiment, but I'm using Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes. Maybe I should have gone with white?
Of course I need more Christmas cards, so since all my Fall cards are done, yup, I'm starting on Christmas. My image is the adorable Catching Flakes. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
I was going really CAS with this and ended up throwing in a buncha flowers. I don't know what happened. First, one, then another, and I kept going flower crazy. Anyway, you still have a couple more days to enter this month's challenge at the Doodle Pantry Blog: Any digi goes - but if you use a Doodle Pantry image, you get the featured product free (and it's cute!).
I'm case-ing a shaker card from Cely - who always does such fun techniques, and I needed something to get me out of my A2 rut. I just love that little birdie on top of the banner. And if you don't know how the From the Heart Stamps progressive challenge works, I highly suggest you visit their blog for more info!
The inside! For this part, I used the Splitcoaststampers Building Block Card Tutorial. This really was pretty easy to fold and cut. Just felt like getting a little fancy, seeing and being inspired by so many of you out there. Well, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
I'm using FTH's Hamlet PigWit Pig Out stamp and sentiment. Hopefully it doesn't look too Christmas-y. I went with the red sequins to go along with the cherries on top of the cupcakes. Well, I gave it my best shot!
Hello all and Happy Hump Day. Today I'm sharing a new release from Doodle Pantry:
I LOVE cameras and take tons of pictures, so this set was calling my name. I was going for masculine. I used the pre-colored image, the papers and the sentiment. I threw in a few see through sequins just for fun. I hope you take a look at all the other new goodies and join us this month at the Doodle Pantry blog for the latest challenge!
Our new autumn door wreath. I used up stuff from my stash and only purchased the foam ring at Joanns using a 40% off. Did I mention how much I LOVE FALL?! Can't wait to make more fall and Halloween goodies.
Hello all and Happy Almost Friday! Today I'm sharing a card using Doodle Pantry's Ageless Antiques 1 Set:
I used Cricut's Savory for my canisters. I was going for a whole counter scene with flower "wallpaper" in the background, but not really sure if I pulled it off. But, sharing it anyway and all opinions welcome! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Friday eve. This meets the following challenges: Simon Says Stamps: Anything Goes, and Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes.
Hello all and Happy Monday. Today I'm sharing a little bit about how I like to show my Bean I'm thinking about her while she's at school.
These are so simple to make and I include one in her lunch every week or so. I'm using the Silly Critters set from Doodle Pantry along with the cheerful sentiments. These are pre-colored, so I simply print on thin cardstock, cut and tape to a small treat. She LOVES getting these.
Hello all and Happy Wednesday. So, today I'm celebrating Elephant Appreciation Day, and yes, that is a real day of celebration (September 22).
I'm featuring Peaches with her little mouse friend in my Fall card. No, elephants aren't necessarily a fall image, but I like elephants, and I need fall cards! So there you go - that's my type of reasoning. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! And check out your local Zoo's for elephant celebrations this coming weekend!