Friday, August 17, 2018

Doodlecharms Seahorse Birthday

Hello and happy Friday!  Wow, I'm so happy the weekend is just about here.  We have no special plans, but just knowing we can go out shopping, or stay in our pj's all day is such a treat.

Today, I would like to share a card for my SIL:

I used the seahorse from Cricut cart Doodle Charms, and the sentiment is from Stampin Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes.  A simple layout, but I like the overall look of this one.  She should be receiving it soon, and hopefully she likes it.

Just a short post today.  I thank you for taking a peek.

This meets the following challenges: Die Cuttin Divas: Birthday Wishes, Ike's World: AG or All At Sea (plus they are offering a digi freebie), Unicorn Challenge: At the Beach, Always Happy Birthday: AG or Water Theme, and Cardz 4 Galz: Dies and/or Punches.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Turtle Balloon Delivery Birthday Card

Hello and happy Thursday! School has started for middle and high schools this week and we are still adjusting to the new schedules.  Next week elementary school starts, so we will be back in our routine all around.

I don't mind the hustle and bustle, especially when I look out and I can just feel fall is on its way.  I LOVE fall holidays best, and there are always so many activities and crafts to do.

But for today, I'm here with a birthday card.  Not long ago, I decided to make a purchase from Paper Wishes.  It's sort of like a card kit, called Summertime Gumdrops, with papers, die cuts, and something called Dazzles.

I watched several videos on how to the use the Dazzles and finally put something together.  Everything is from the kit.  There are so many options, and I admit I was a bit overwhelmed, but I figured, it's just paper so use it up!

The black portion is the Dazzle that I put on white cardstock, colored with Copics, and fussy cut.  The Dazzles are shiny and I admit, I'm hooked already.  So many came with the kit, so I'll be using more of them for sure.  I didn't bother to add a sentiment since you can pretty much tell it's a birthday card.

So that's it for me.  Just sharing a new kit.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

This meets the following challenges: Crafty Sentiments: Animals, Digi Choosday: Anything Goes, Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes, 2 Crafty Critters: Anything with a Critter, and Love to Craft: Anything Goes.

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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Miss Oddleigh Catrina From the Heart

Hello and I hope you are enjoying the second week of July!  I really do believe time flies and it's flying faster than ever before.  Getting older really makes me think about my girls and how one day they will be on their own....but let's stop there before my allergies make my eyes water beyond control.

So back to today...I'm sharing a card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog's July Anything Goes challenge:
Isn't this stamp, Miss Oddleigh Catrina from LeighSBDesigns, just the best?  Makes me want to create some sugar skulls and put up some ofrendas (offerings).  And the sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps, a set I won and am thoroughly enjoying - they stamp beautifully.  I made the image large because I felt she really needed to be the focal point, which covered up my paper, so I added a little on the inside just for fun.

Anyway, thank you for taking a look at my latest creation and have a wonderful day.  Don't forget, you have all month to join in the anything goes challenge!

This meets the following challenges: Cardz TV #55: Anything Goes, A Perfect Time to Craft July Challenge: Anything Goes, Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes, and Classic Design Team July Challenge: Anything Goes (must be on DT),

Friday, July 6, 2018

Annies Art for Papercraft Business

Hello and hope all is well.  Today I am sharing a card for the new Papercraft Business July Challenge: Anything Goes!  Always a favorite and super easy challenge.
This Tiddly Inks image, Annie's Art (currently FREE), was chosen specifically for my mom because she is quite creative.  We try to attend at least one Paint Nite every couple of months - and if you have never been to a Paint Nite, you have got to give it a try!  It is so much fun!!

Again, the challenge is anything goes and the winner will receive a Magnolia Tilda doily.  Plus, the challenge lasts all month long!  Thanks so much for taking a look and have a wonderful day.

This meets the following challenges: Crafting With An Attitude: Anything Goes, Tiddly Inks: Anything Goes with a TI image, and Watercooler Wednesday: Anything Goes Feminine.

Friday, June 15, 2018

One Year Greater Mom Card

Hello and happy Friday!!  Usually I look forward to Fridays, especially after a long week of work and softball, but Bean made All Stars (YAYYYY!!!), which means practice every evening and twice on Saturdays.  So no real break this weekend.  But it's a small price to pay for your child's happiness - right??

Trust me, I'm not complaining, but I really need a break!

For today though, I will be sharing a card for my Mom's birthday.

I'm going with really bright colors and a corner cut out thing that I believe I saw on Pinterest.  I put lots of foam dots to separate the back paper from the first, so in my personal opinion, I think it looks kinda cool.  The image is Bugaboo Stamps Teacup Flowers 1, and the sentiment is from Cricut cart Plantin Schoolbook, cut a couple times and glazed.

My Mom is turning 70 this year, and I'm so blessed to have her in my life!!  So thank you for taking a look at her card and have a wonderful weekend.

This meets the following challenges: Craft Rocket Challenge #49: Birthday, Crafting With an Attitude: Always Anything Goes, Crafty Creations: Anything Goes, Watercooler Wednesdays: All About Occasions, and the Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes with Flowers option.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fun Birthday Monkey Card

Hello all and hope you are having a wonderful day.  I'm at least indoors, avoiding the 100 degree weather!  But sooner or later I'm going to have to go somewhere which will require a walk to my car....then a walk from my car to a building.

But I will worry about that when the time comes and for now, I'll share a card.

This is also shared at The Corrosive Challenge Blog for this month's Anything Goes challenge!  Super easy to enter and you have all month long to link up.  I thought this adorable Funny Valentine digi by MMedel Illustrations was also perfect as a birthday image for Little Bit who I also call Monkey - because she's quite the climber and wild child.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Itty Bitty Banners.  So join in if you can!

This also meets the following challenges:  Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes, Crafty Friends Challenge: Birthday, and Send a Smile 4 Kids: Anything Goes.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Surprised Bird and 2006 Papers

Hello and wow, it's already June!  I missed most of May, in bed with a respiratory infection, but I hear that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger....so I should be like a super hero by now!

Today I would like to share a card using paper from 2006 (yes, the year 2006) for the Papercraft Business Challenge #7 Anything Goes with the option of using your oldest paper.

I remember buying this paper from Hobby Lobby thinking it was the BEST deal ever!  I used a 40% off coupon, and the stack was around an inch thick, and the papers were 12" by 12".  Twelve years later and I still have this stack!  It took me a while to stop looking for quantity.  There's no way I could ever use up an entire 12" stack, and I don't scrapbook.  I'm still a paper hoarder but now I purchase the smaller size stacks and I actually make an effort to use them up.

So that's my story of my first paper purchase!  The image is a From The Heart Stamp - by Faith who is no longer with us.  She was truly talented.

So you have all month to join in the Papercraft Business Challenge!  This also meets the following challenges: Digi Choosday: Anything Goes, Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes, and Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes.

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.

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