Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Non Traditional Valentine

Hello and Happy Tuesday! So, thought I'd share my news: I've got a delivery date! February 10! Yup, I will have Sprout in my hands and out of my weak and broken body in just 10 days! This pregnancy has been so hard, but I know it will all be worth it in the end.

Anyway, I also want to share with you another Valentine Card. I know it's not "traditional" but I thought the Just Some Lines stamp was very "loving":

Even the colors aren't traditional, and that's why I tried to add a touch of pink.

The layout is Splitcoaststampers SC104, with sewing and glaze.

This meets the following challenges:

Friday, January 27, 2012

Puppy Love

Hello all and welcome to the weekend! Well, it's close enough right?

One great thing about Friday's is the Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps and this week's freebie is just as adorable as ever!

Isn't he SU-WEET?! I used Doodlecharms for the heart at 3 1/4", DP is Paper Studio's Sweet Pea, and the sentiment is from set I won at CardPatterns (sponsored by Layers of Color).

Enjoy the Freebie!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Party Dog

Hello all and Happy Thursday! I haven't posted in a bit - been a little preoccupied with early labor. Unfortunately, Sprout has not made an appearance, but my contractions seem to be getting closer. I'm exhausted!

But here's something happy:

When I saw this Party Dog, I fell for him right away! I know I didn't use traditional birthday colors, but I was still going for bright and cheery.

I thought he'd make a great addition to my birthday stamps. My goal is to not just make Birthday cards in a timely manner, but to actually get them mailed out on time too!

Thank you for visiting today! And please pray that I deliver this child TODAY!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Retro Penguin Birthday

Hello and welcome to my take on today's Mini-Challenge at Catch the Bug: Sketch

I'm using Birthday Penguin - Cupcake, which is a rather new and part of a really adorable collection of penguins! I added plenty of sewing and glaze as well.

I've been trying the image outside the nestability technique, and I'm not sure I've quite got it. But I'll keep trying!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying all the birthday creations by the Catch the Bug DT and that you are joining the challenges!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bugaboo is Two

Happy 2nd Birthday Bugaboo!! And Welcome to our Birthday Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Laurie's Blog

But if you came just to visit little ol' me, feel free to start from the BEGINNING OF THE HOP! To celebrate, follow along as we present you with Birthday themed creations, such as the card I made for my Dad who is turning 76 years old this year:

I couldn't resist using Gus - Collect Wrinkles for his special occasion. The layout is Splitcoaststampers SC327, and I added plenty of sewing.

A closer look at this old guy. This is also a kick off of this weeks Saturday challenge at Catch the Bug: Birthday! There will also be mini-challenges all week long at Catch the Bug to keep the celebration going!

Other Hop Details:
  • Grand Prize Winner - You must 1) complete the blog hop, 2) play the regular Saturday Challenge and 3) play ALL mini challenges. The winner will receive 1 FREE SET PER MONTH for all of 2012.
  • 2nd Place - One randomly selected participant of ALL mini challenges will be a Bugaboo Guest Designer for the months of February, March & April plus receive the New Release Set for the week.
  • LEAVE a LITTLE LOVE - That's right, leave a comment for a chance to win the image used in my Birthday card!!

Have a great hop and your next stop is Lori:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Valentine Roses

Hello all and Happy Tuesday. Today I'm sharing another Valentine's card. I'm trying to make these as early as possible since Sprout will hopefully make her arrival in February and I might be limited in my crafting time!

I'm using Love Roses from Just Some Lines and a new paperpack I think is called Sweet Pea (yup, it's a baby pack). The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I of course added sewing and glaze. I like the effect of just a touch of shine. Just a short post and I thank you for stopping by!

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dottie Recipe Card

Hello all. Today at Catch the Bug, the new challenge this week is:
I'd like to share a recipe card made for a slow-cooker swap:

I adore Dottie and I LOVE this recipe! It's so easy and I really love coming home from a long day at work and smelling dinner already made! These cards (I made 9) are 6x6", and I included a scalloped edge and of course sewing.

So join us this week for this super easy challenge and thank you for stopping by!

This meets the following challenges:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Not Your Usual Fairy

Hello and Happy Wednesday. Today, Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the challenge over at Flutter By Wednesday. The challenge is:
ANYTHING GOES (must have a butterfly, angel, or fairy)

And I couldn't resist using Stella Tidbits - Fairy Visit. Well...she is a fairy!

I think she's just too awesome and filled with attitude. The sentiment is Stampin' Ups Petite Pairs (just got this set!).

Here's a closer look.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the latest activities over at Catch the Bug. We're getting ready for a birthday party!

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