Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Sweet Lily with Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  Today I'm sharing a card for the August Corrosive Challenge : Anything Goes!  Always a favorite, plus you have all month to submit your creation.

I'm featuring The beautiful Lily Digi Stamp from Art of Ching-Chou Kuik on Etsy.  I used some older papers, the sentiment is from a Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin kit, and I found the die on Amazon for $5 bucks (I believe there were a total of 7 dies in the set - quite the deal!).  I will admit, all that hair had my hand pretty tired, but this is for a very special upcoming birthday, so it was worth the time.

So join in this month if you get a chance!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Silhouette Cat All Occasion Card

Hello and hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Ours was busy, but in a good way, with lots of visits with family, and of course crafting.  My oldest likes to decorate her school supplies, and her skills are improving!  I really am a proud mama.

Well, today is Tuesday and that means a new release at Bugaboo Stamps:

This silhouette cat originally comes in black, but it's actually quite easy to change the color - and I wanted mine to match the pretty green in the papers.

I want to show a side view in hopes that you can actually see there are several layers - that is of course difficult to see with black on black.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin kit.  I'm really into sequins but I've been enjoying these little gems lately - I just don't like the way they go through the mail.

That's my share for today.  I hope you have a wonderful week.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Stand Tall Pineapple Card

Hello! So close to the weekend, not that I have any plans, but I just really feel I need a break.  With school starting so soon, I feel overwhelmed....but I don't know with what!  We have most of the supply shopping done, and all the clothes purchased, but I feel like I should be doing something.

I guess this is anxiety.

But today I'm sharing a card I made with a new Sizzix die I recently purchased with some birthday money from my dad.
This is for my little cousin who is currently going through a lot at the moment.  I know the outside seems a little plain but just wait - plus, I loved that it came with the perfect sentiment too.
The card opens so cute.  I did have trouble with those "marks" or "indentations" or whatever, left when the die goes through the Cuttlebug - know what I mean?  Not sure if there is a secret to avoid those, but they are more noticeable on the inside.  So I wrote my message on the white areas to cover up all the wrinkles/marks/indentations.

So that's it for me.  I'm off to worry about stuff that doesn't currently exist.

This meets the following challenges: Classic Design Team August Challenge: Anything Goes (must be on a DT), Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes, Crafty Gals Corner: Tropical Colors, and Mod Squad Challenge: Shaped Cards.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

You Bring the Sunshine with Papercraft Business

Hello and welcome to August!  Wow, there goes summer and in comes school for my little people.  We are always so excited with back to school shopping and really, just getting back to routine makes us all happier.

Anyway, for today, I'm sharing a card for the latest Papercraft Business August Challenge: Summer!

Just so happens I ordered a kit from Simon Says Stamp for the very first time, and inside was the perfect stamp and sentiment.  I used the papers, stamps, and sequins.  I also tried my best at the whole watercolor craze that's been out for a while - I'm pretty late to the game, but I actually really enjoyed it.
The sunglasses are an additional stamp that I glazed for fun.  So don't forget the Papercraft Business Challenge runs all month long!

This meets the following challenges: Digi Choosday: Anything Goes, Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes, Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes, and Simon Says: Make Your Own Background (water colored).

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Chibi Reindeer Christmas Card

Hello and hope you are having a wonderful day.  I'm a little tired so I've got a short post for you today - had lots of dental work yesterday and it always gives me such anxiety, but hopefully tomorrow I'll be feeling back to normal.

I just want to send a reminder about the Catch the Bug Christmas in July event going on this week.  There are challenges every day this week.

My card isn't for a challenge, but it's still a Christmas card featuring Bugaboo Stamps Chibi Reindeer.  I think he's just the cutest.  The sentiment is from a Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin kit.  Fairly simple layout.  And that's it from me!

This meets the following challenges:  Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything Goes, Crafty Gals Corner: Christmas in July, Crafty Creations: Anything Goes, and Simon Says: Anything Goes.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Penguin Candycane Christmas Card

Hello and welcome to Christmas in July with Bugaboo Stamps.  This is a week full of inspiration and challenges at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog that kicks off today with Baby It's Cold Outside.  Thinking of this, I thought of snowmen and penguins - both of which Bugaboo Stamps have plenty of adorable images!!

For my card, I'm featuring Bugaboo Stamps Candy Cane Penguin.  The designer paper has Let it Snow in glitter, so I will be finding glitter all over my work area and face for the next month!  This paper is actually from a stack of card kits I got from my Aunt when she passed away a few years ago - and this is the first time I have used one of her kits.  I went with a simple design, copic colored, and a little glaze.  I like to keep my cards as flat as possible for mailing, but I did use plenty of pop-dots on the image and sentiment.

I hope you get a chance to join in, all week long.  Great way to get a jump start on Christmas cards!  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

This card meets the following challenges:  Papercraft Challenges: Christmas in July, Shopping Our Stash: Christmas in July, Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes, and Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Anything Goes Christmas.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Party Hat Fun Card

Hello and Happy Friday!  Wow, this summer has been such a whirlwind of fun and exhaustion!  These are the days that make me look forward to fall, back to school, and routine.

For today, I would like to share a rather simple "guy" card.
Yes, there is sequins, but I really couldn't help myself.  But I still think it's definitely masculine looking.  Very simple card and short post!  Have a wonderful weekend!

This meets the following challenges: Watercooler Wednesday: Masculine Anything Goes, Cardz TV: Anything Goes #56, Always Happy Birthday: Anything Goes with option of Birthday Cake, and Digi Choosday: Anything Goes.


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