Monday, October 23, 2017

Thanks I owe you one

I finally got my Gerda Steiner progressive challenge card completed for the month.  I had been getting them done right at the beginning of the month, but this one took me some time to complete.  For the sign, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create and made this another thank you note for my daughter.  She came to visit this weekend and her Teddybear pup, Gus is getting so big...he is all of 8 pounds.





Patterned Paper:  SEI
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner -Raccoon
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Thanks I owe you one
Die:  My Favorite Things - Double Stitched Square
Buttons:  My Favorite Things
Hemptique

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - October Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 304-305 Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 180 Halloween or Autumn thank you
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 7 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Ch. 69 Cute

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Christmas Cheer Kidz - Winter Girl

Here is a card that I made as a GD for Bugaboo for the SSS 517 Challenge.  I used the Kidz Winter Girl image and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  There is a lot of sparkle in this card for the Stickles in the snow, the pom on the hat, the snowflakes and the glittered paper from the die cuts.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; DCWV; Recollections
Stamp: Bugaboo - Kidz Winter Girl (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Christmas Cheer Round
Spellbinder:  Small and large Circle; Grand Circle; Grand Scalloped Circle
Snowflake:  EK Success
Button & Pom:  Stash
Jute:  Natural Fibers
Stickles

Challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 500 Snowflakes
CHNC - Ch. 356 Anything Christmas optional trational Christmas colors
CHNC Extra - October
CRAFT - Ch. 438 Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 58 Monochromatic

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Kidz Girl Teddy Bear HB

Here is a card that I made for the Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge which is a BINGO.  I used this adorable image which is Kidz Girl teddy bear and the sentiment that I used is from TLC, Create.  I made this a tri-shutter card which is just a fun layout.  I have a friend's granddaughter who will be turning one so this will be perfect for her.





(Flower/ticket/Gem)   (Flower/Players Choice/Ribbon)

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; DCWV
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Kidz Girl Teddy Bear (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Bday Dated Sticker 3
Hearts:  DCWV
Flower:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Tickets:  Recollections
Bling:  Recollections
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Embossing Folder:  We Are Memory Keepers

Challenges
Sisterhood of Crafters - Pink October
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 174 Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie - Ch. 116 Think Pink
RRR - Ch. 174 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Do you prefer people or animals and why?  (People, since I can customize the card to whom I am giving it to.  This is going to a friend's granddaughter who has red hair.)

Friday, October 20, 2017

It's Yarr Birthday

I am so excited that I am a Guest Designer at Bugaboo for the next few months.  Here is my first card using the Friday Freebie.  For this card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Scallywag
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - AKV Pirate Treasure 2
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - It's Yarr Birthday
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Hemptique
Button:  JHB

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - October
Digistamp 4 Joy - Ch. 141 Anything Goes with optional Happy Birthday
Dream Valley - Ch. 165 One for the Boys
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Baked with Love for you this Christmas

Made this card for the Imagine That Digistamp Thursday Inspiration using the Chef Freddy set.  This is a wonderful set because it has a regular chef and then the Christmas chef.  I used the pre-colored version.  Trying to keep up with my Christmas stash.






Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp - Chef Freddy (see above for direct link); Craft Smith
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp - Chef Freddy (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Die:  Tutti
Cake:  Dress it Up

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 355 Anything Christmas optional stripes
CHNC Extra - October
Crazy for Challenges - C4C407 Make a card with a dessert on it
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 7 Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Autumn Newton

I used the new Freshly Made Sketches to put together this Autumn Newton stamped image that I colored some time ago.  I embossed the white background and kept it CAS.  I colored this to look like my two Siamese that like to help me out every now and then.




Snookie looking at my Sketch layouts

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Autumn Afternoon
Cardstock: Bazzil; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Newton's Nook - Autumn Newton
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Bling:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Dies:  Sugar Pea
Ribbon:  Michael's
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Challenges
Inky Paws - Ch. 57 Fall
Alphabet Challenge - P for pumpkins
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 101 Autumn Colors
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 97 Autumn Colors
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 365 CAS


You have my full support!

I made this card for Mom who had breast cancer eight years ago.  And we talked about it yesterday about her treatment since we know of someone else in the family who was diagnosed with a different cancer.  I worked in Oncology Reserach for 8 years and have spent much of my nursing career working with cancer patients.  I think that it is great that we support breast cancer; however, I wish we had support for all cancers and weren't so specific for just breast cancer.  Unfortunately there are so MANY types and the others don't get the same recognition and support.  All cancer sucks and no treatment is fun or goes on without interrupted the person's life.  I lost my husband almost four years ago to cancer and it was hard to watch him deteriorate over time. Cancer affects EVERYONE!
For my card, I used a set from Imagine That Digistamp called BCA Full Support and paper from Awareness Ribbons Pink as well as the Sweet Shoppe.  I did paper piecing on the bra.








Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp - Awareness Ribbons Pink; Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Paper Studio; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp - BCA Full Support (see above for direct link)
Dies:  My Favorite Things & Spellbinder
Flower:  Recollections
Embellishment:  Dress it Up

Challenges
Verve - Viva la Verve October Sketch
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 367 Paper Piecing
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 97 Breast CA Awareness
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Pink October
In the Pink - Ch. 126 Ribbons and/or bows
Allsorts - Wk 437 Think Pink
Cardz for Galz - Ch. 58 Monochromatic
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 91 Pinktober