Thursday, November 30, 2017

Can't wait....get ready

Well it's almost here....December.  And with that we will be having some fun that will be happening at Bugaboo.  Can't wait!!!!  Remember that on Friday there is a Freebie and then there is the Holiday Chaos that kicks off on Saturday December 2nd.  Lots of excitement and fun and a chance to win prizes!!!

Here is a sneak preview.....

Can't wait to see your upcoming projects

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

All that glitters is snow

Today at Catch the Bug it is the Wednesday Tutorial and I made this Snowman Peeker Panel Pull-Out card.  This image works perfectly for this card.  This will be a long post...sorry since I will be listing all the steps to make this card.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Cut base 41/4 X 51/2
Cut patterned paper 11/4 X 4, 21/4 X 4, 23/4 X4

Cut cardstock 41/4 X 11

Score at 11/2

Score at 3

Score at 51/2

Score at 8

 Crease folds, use bone folder to get a good fold

Place patterned paper on the panels as shown

Place sentiment on inside of 4th panel

Place image on edge of patterned paper

Glue to cardstock base and Stickles added

Completed card

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Snowman Peeker (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - All that Glitters is snow (see above for direct link)

CHNC - Ch. 361 Anything Christmas optional use a doily
CHNC Extra - November
Alphabet Challenge - S for Snow People
Allsorts - Wk 443 Inspired by Christmas Carol or Winter themed song (Frosty the Snowman)
Winter Wonderland - Traditional Colors (Red and Green)
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 104 Christmas

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Bugaboo has a new release of Bug Lil Snowman which I thought was wonderful with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I added shaved ice to look like the snow.  I think this guy is just so adorable.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Midnight Clear
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollectons
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bug Lil Snowman
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Polaroids
Ribbon:  Offray
Stampendous Shaved Ice

CHNC Extra - November
CHNC - Ch. 161 Anything Christmas optional use a doily
Merry Monday - Ch. 267 Green, Blue, White/Silver/Velum

Crazy for Challenges - C4C413 Christmas or Winter Card
Alphabet Challenge - S for Snow People
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 104 Christmas

Monday, November 27, 2017

Hot cocoa gift card

I hope that everyone has survived the Cyber Monday shopping!!!
I made it back at 5 am this morning after driving through the night to get home from my son's which was over 1000 miles away.  I really wanted to sleep in my own bed and snuggle with my cats which helps me to sleep better.  Also, I wanted to get through Chicago when there wasn't a lot of traffic (and deal with all those tolls!!!).
I was bad that I forgot to set up a post that should have been done last Friday for Bugaboo for the Friday Freebie of this Cocoa image.  I made mine into a gift card that I could put a Starbucks card into.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock: Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cocoa
Dies:  Sugar Pea; Momenta
Sakura jelly glitter pen

CHNC Patterned - November
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 185 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - November

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

I am visiting my son so I traveled from Wisconsin 16 hours to South Carolina.  So I want to wish all my blog friends in the US Happy Thanksgiving and those not in the US I'm still thankful for all the support and friendship that I get here on my site throughout the year.  My husband encouraged me to start this site for stress relief and to display my creations back in 2010 and over these years I have met many wonderful people and made lots of connections.  With all that has happened in this world, I feel so blessed to have friends in many different parts of this world and walks of life.  It is still nice to know that there are places where hugs, kind words and small gifts are appreciated.  So if you are having a special meal or just happy to have food today - may it be with people you love.

Hopefully I will have some pictures to share later and will be around to comment on your cards/projects when I have internet access.
                                     Happy thanksgiving and thankful blessings to all,

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wishing you a flurry of friends

Today at Bugaboo is a New Release and this adorable image with Three Snowmen is available.  Grab it this week when it is on sale for 50% off.  I used a sentiment from TLC, Create for this card.  I put Sakura jelly glitter pen on the snowflakes and Stickles on the snow.
I will be leaving this morning to start my travels to see my son.  This will be over a 1000 mile drive and take me over 16 hours of driving to get there.  I'm not sure if I will have internet access to be able to comment on your cards/projects for the next week so if I'm missing you will know why.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Winterberry
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Three Snowmen
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Flurry of Friends
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Ribbon:  Michael's
Die:  Sugar Pea

CHNC Extra - November
CHNC - Ch. 360 Anything Christmas optional something  blue
CRAFT - Ch. 442 Christmas
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 193 Anything Goes & a sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 184 Anything Goes

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Life is short...believe in unicorns

Today is a new sketch at Catch the Bug.  For my card, I used the image cute chibi unicorn and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I was tired of making fall and Christmas cards so I had fun going pink for something different and fun.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Bazzil; Recollectiions
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cute Chibi Unicorn (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Believe in unicorns
Dies:  Little B
Punches:  EK Success & Fiskars
Bling:  Mark Richards
Ribbon:  Michael's
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 308 -309 Anything Goes
A Snowflake Promise - Ch. 46 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 46 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 393 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 355 Anything Goes

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Congratulations on your pregnancy

Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge is a BINGO and here is a card that I made with a retired giraffe image and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I outlined the string in Sakura jelly glitter pen.  Love these colors together.

(Sentiment, Bugaboo Image, Sparkle)
(Sentiment, Yellow, Ribbon)
(Ribbon, Button, Sparkle)
(Bugaboo Image, Embossing, Button)

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Giraffe Heart 2
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Congratulations on your pregnancy
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Petite Ovals
Button:  Stash
Jute:  May Arts
Ribbon:  Michael's
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 308 - 309 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 183 Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 207 Buttons and/or Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 504 Birds/Animals
CCC Digi Creations - Ch. 85 Anything Goes

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

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

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

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
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Circle Punches:  EK Success

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

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
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Gem:  Paper Studio
Die:  My Favorite Things - Mesmerizing Mandala

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