Friday, November 17, 2017

Bubble your troubles away...

It would be great if it worked that way just like the commercial of years ago used to say..."Calgon take me away".  Here is my card using the Friday Freebie from Bugaboo called Ruby Bubble Trouble.  For my card, I added some bling for the earrings and some extra die cut bubbles.



Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ruby Bubble Troubles (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Dies:  Memory Box
Flowers:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling: Paper Studio

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 308 - 309 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 183 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 355 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 193 Anything Goes with a sentiment
Alphabet Challenge - R for roses

Santa called

I made a Panel pull out card for our blog hop yesterday for Imagine That and thought it would be perfect for this image at Bugaboo called Santa Clause Peeker.  On the inside I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  This is a fun card to make.





Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Santa Clause Peeker
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Santa called

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 359 Anything Christmas optional reindeer
CHNC Extra - November
Double D - Here Comes Santa

CRAFT - Ch. 442 Christmas
As You Like It - Favorite Christmas Color and Why?  (Red, for Santa and it is bright)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fancy Fold Blog Hop

Today at Imagine That Digistamp we are having a Blog Hop with cards that have fancy folds.  I made a card using the Angel with Birds and a sentiment from Angel Harpist.  The layout that I used is Panel Pull out card.  This is simple and easy to do and perfect with the holidays.  Below are the links so you can go to all the blogs to see all the teammates wonderful creations for some inspiration.




Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp - Angel with Birds (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp - Angel Harpist (see above for direct link)
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 359
CHNC Extra - November
613 Ave Create - Ch. 203 Anything Goes with optional 3 D
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 265 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 45 Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Balancing Holiday Mouse

Here is my progressive challenge image from Gerda Steiner, Balancing Holiday Mouse, along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I added Glossy Accents to the ornament and Stickles to the hat.  I put gold paper behind the sentiment and outlined the ornament top for the hook/string with Sakura jelly glitter pen.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Rustic Winter
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollectioins
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Balancing Holiday Mouse (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - tis the season to sparkle (see above for direct link)
Glossy Accents
Stickles
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Circle Punches:  EK Success

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 489
Gerda Steiner - November Challenge
CHNC - Ch. 359 Anything Christmas optional reindeer
CHNC Extra - November
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 105 Glamorous Gold
QKR - Ch. 269 Anything Goes optional touch of gold

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In all things give Thanks

Bugaboo has a new release today of Fall Fox.  For this card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I think a fox is a wonderful and fun creature and my daughter gets mad at me, but I love that song, "What does a Fox Say?"  It is my weird sense of humor.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Fall Fox
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - In all things give Thanks
Dies:  My Favorite Things; Sugar Pea
Jute:  May Arts
Flowers:  Recollections

Challenges
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 60 Thank You/Thanksgiving
Hanna & Friends - Ch. 286 Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 8 Anything with critters
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 431 Fall
Come & Get It - Thank You/Thankful
International Art & Soul - Ch. 21 Autumn Colors

Mandala Merry and Bright

Yesterday I got my new items from My Favorite Things so I had to make another card using the sketch with the Mandala die.  The sentiment is from Verve that I heat embossed.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Silver Bells
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Verve
Versamark
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Gem:  Paper Studio
Die:  My Favorite Things - Mesmerizing Mandala

Challenges
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC358
CHNC - Ch. 359 Anything Christmas optional reindeer
CHNC Extra - November
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 503 Sparkles
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 103 Winter Wonderland

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Holidays Winter Wonderland

I was wanting to make a shaker card so I used this image from Bugaboo and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I over-filled it with sequins, but thinking it was such a big circle.







Patterned Paper:  Crate
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Sign it Snow Friends (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Happy Holidays Winter Wonderland
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circle
Snowflake Punch:  EK Success
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Acetate
Sequins:  Target
Stickles
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 359 Anything Christmas optional reindeer
CHNC Extra - November
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 368 Shaker Card
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 503 Sparkles
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let the Sparkles fly

Home is where your family is

Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge is Home Sweet Home: Create a project featuring a house or word Home.  I used the image AKV House and a sentiment from TLC, Create.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - No place like home
Cardstock:  Recollectioins
Stamp:  Bugaboo - AKV House
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Home is where your family is
Spellbinders:  Small and large petite ovals

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 308 - 309 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ch. 354 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 182 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 354 Anything Goes

Let them eat CANDY

Here is a card that I made using a retired image from Bugaboo and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  My daughter loves those mini-candy canes and would go through several boxes during the holiday season.  We will see how she is when she has her own kids, hehe.



Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Candy cane stocking
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Let them eat candy
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Flower:  Hobby Lobby
Ribbon & Trim: Michael's
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Merry Monday - Ch. 264 Kraft & Red
The Card Concept - Ch. 81 Rich Holiday (Clean & Layered)
QKR - Ch. 269 Anything Goes with optional touch of gold
CHNC - Ch. 359 Anything Christmas optional reindeer
CHNC Extra - November
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - November Cookies, Candies, or Gingerbread

Humbled by your willingness to serve

I made a tag using a sentiment from Verve that I sent to my son who is in the Army Reserves.  I had a massage today and my therapist is a vet so I was able to tell him thanks for his service.  He said that he feels funny going to get a free meal, and I reminded him of all the poor meals he had while he was abroad and that he really is entitled to get it.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections
Tag:  Target
Ink:  Memento - Lady Bug
Stamp:  Verve
Stars:  Stash
Die:  Sugar Pea
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
Crazy for Challenges - C4C411 Poppies or card of gratitude/respect
DL Art - Ch. 216 Patriotic
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 308 - 309 Anything Goes
Not just cards - November Challenge

Friday, November 10, 2017

You light up my life!

Another week has come to an end and it is time for the Friday Freebie at Bugaboo.  It is this wonderful stamp that either has the sentiment or is blank.  I added some Sakura jelly glitter pen  on the strings to give a little sparkle.  I was able to find some light bulb paper too.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Addicted to Smartphones; Time to Assemble
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Light up my life
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Di's Digi Design - Monochromatic Challenge
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 182 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 167 Add a sentiment

This is a Beary Good Book

My daughter is a teacher and I'm making a bunch of these for her students.  They are from Lawn Fawn and I couldn't help myself when I saw them.  She has 4th grade students with 10 boys and 10 girls so this will work out well.  I plan to make the bears for the girls and the deer for the boys.  Here is the bear.

front

back

Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Lawn Fawn - For you Deer
Dies:  Lawn Fawn - For You Deer Add OnFor You Deer Cuts
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; Lady Bug
Divine Twine

Challenges
Incy Wincy - Not a Card
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 8 Anything with a critter
Hanna & Friends - Ch. 286 Animals
The Paper Shelter - Ch. 317 A Card for a child

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Baby it's COLD outside

That's how I felt today as I was finishing up my leaves, the sun was shining, but it was only in the 40's with a cool breeze.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  They are talking about getting some snow during the night and on the weekend...just not sure that it will stay at this time.  The pre-colored image is from Paper Shelter, Snow Angel.  I made an easel card which is one of my favorite layouts.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Christmas Town; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Paper Shelter - Snow Angel (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Baby it's cold outside (see above for direct link)
Lace:  Hobby Lobby
Ribbon:  Offray
Snowflakes:  Hobby Lobby

Challenges
Paper Shelter - Ch. 317 A card for a child
CHNC - Ch. 358 Anything Christmas optional food/drink
CHNC Extra - November
CHNC Patterned - November
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 147 Lace & Ribbon
Winter Wonderland - Fun Folds
Come & Get It - Winter Girls
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 370 Gorgeous Gingham
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 503 Sparkles
Dragonfly Dreams - Winter

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Snowman Couple

I spent the day outside dealing with my leaves it was sunny, but it was only about 42 today.  So I had to come in the house several times to blow my nose and warm up since my finger tips and toes were freezing.  I have some left to do tomorrow.  I'm trying to get it done before we are to get some snow on the weekend and Thursday and Friday we are to be in the 30's.  Now, I've been chilled all night.  Even typing...I keep making mistakes because my fingers are rigid.
Enough complaining.  This is a fun card....I made using an image that I won from Crafty Sentiments called Snowman Couple.  I embossed the white background with stars and added some pearls.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Santa's Coming
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Crafty Sentiment - Snowman Couple
Pearls:  Recollection
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Challenges
Viva la Verve - November 2017
CHNC - Ch. 358 Anything Goes Christmas optional food/drink
CHNC Extra - November
12 Months of Christmas - Ch. 35 Star Struck
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Today I am GRATEFUL for you

Today is a New Release at Bugaboo, and it is AKV Scarecrow.  For my card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I just love fall colors, except when they are the leaves that are all scattered all over my lawn right now, hehe.  Just wish the crows would pick them up and carry them away just like this image, but no such luck.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - AKV Scarecrow
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - today I am Grateful
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Buttons:  Recollection
Hemptique

Challenges
Crafting Calendar - November Autumn Colors
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 131 Anything Goes with optional fall colors/thankful
RRR - Ch. 175 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 22 Autumnal Colors
Dragonfly Journey - Ch. 104 Attitude of Gratitude

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christmas a time to make magic

Today at Catch the Bug is the start of a new Stella Sketch, and here is a card that I made using that sketch.  I used the image, Kidz Reindeer and a sentiment from TLC, Create.


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Kidz Reindeer (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create- a time to make magic
Stickles
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Bling:  Recollections
Ink:  Distress - Peacock Feathers
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 358 Anything Christmas optional food/drink
CHNC Extra - November
Crafty Friends - Ch. 70 Christmas
As You Like It - Christmas or non-Christmas  (Christmas since I give out over 60 cards to my family and friends I need to make a lot of cards)
Naughty or Nice - Ch. 45 Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Saturday, November 4, 2017

You are udderly amazing

Today there is a new Saturday Weekly Challenge at Catch the Bug and the theme is Anything Goes.  For my card, I used a retired image.  I made the card for my best friend to give to her Grandson who is 5 and just had a good parent/teacher conference.  He is a sensitive guy so he needs encouragement.  He also enjoys my cards so that helps.
I spent the day with my best friend who is planning to move in with her Mother who needs just a little extra help and companionship.  So we spent the afternoon cleaning out her extra bedroom.  So I didn't get around to make comments and I just feel behind so I will get caught up this weekend since it suppose to rain.





Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollectiions
Stamp:  Bugaboo - SI udderly amazing
Die:  Small Circle

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - November
Polkadoodles - Wk 44 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 306-307 Anything Goes
Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Ch. 345

It's a party

Today is the start of a new challenge at Imagine That Digistamp Creative Playground.  
Please note that entries are limited to one unless you use "Imagine That Digistamp" in which case entries are unlimited.  You will be able to find ALL the rules and prize information at the top of the blog by clicking on the 'Playground Rules' page.

All those who link up using an Imagine That Digistamp image as your main focus of your project with be sent this month's "FEATURED DIGI SET" for FREE, which will be emailed out on Saturdays.  Of course, you are welcome to submit projects following the rules using an image from any other digital or rubber/clear stamp company, and ALL who link up are eligible for our "Cherry on Top" Award (chosen by our DT) and $10.00 prize coupon to the Imagine That Digistamp store!!
The adorable set for this month is Reindeer Carols.  You can purchase it in the store; however, if you use an image from Imagine That Digistamp for the challenge you will get it for free.


This month, I didn't use the featured set, instead I made a pop up box card, using the Make a Wish KD-Kit.  The polka dot paper is also from this set.







Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp  - Make a Wish KD - Kit (see above for direct link); Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamps:  Imagine That Digistamp  - Make a Wish KD - Kit (see above for direct link)
Die:  Sugar Pea (Stitched Die)
Presents:  Recollections

Challenges
Pattie's Creations - Ch. 140 Birthdays
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 175 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 192 BINGO plus sentiment  (Patterned Paper/ Digi Image/Stitching Faux)

Cute Card Thursday - Ch 502 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Ch. 16 Anything Goes