Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy 4th Anniversary

My massage therapist is having his 4th Anniversary for having his business open and trust me I wouldn't go anywhere else.  With having diabetes, I get problems with range of motion in some of my joints and it really helps to have regular massages.  So this is a card that I made for him and his staff.  I used embossing powder for the sentiment from Verve and a sticker for the number 4.



Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Verve
Tags:  Target
Ribbon:  May Arts
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Art
Versa Mark
Sticker:  Pebbles
Hemptique
Buttons:  stash
Clock:  Tim Holtz
Brad:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Crafty Friends - Ch. 54 B is for .... (Blue, buttons, bow)
Crafty Catz - Ch. 163 Anything Goes with optional buttons

Just want to "espresso" my thanks

I just couldn't pass up this adorable image from Craftin' Desert Diva called Espresso Yourself and it goes well with a sentiment from TLC.  I kept it rather simple with an embossed background.  Today I was on a color theme of navy and kraft.






Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Craftin' Desert Diva (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Just want to espresso my thanks
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch 280
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 152 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 159 Anything Goes

Rise and Shine

Julee at Verve did another wonderful digi set for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and it is available for free.  I used the mug and sentiment for my card.  I added Stickles to the sun to give a little sparkle.





Patterned Paper:  K & I
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Verve Rise and Shine
Dies:  Sugar Pea
Jute:  May Arts
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Stickles

Challenges
Verve - Here Comes the Sun
Color Throwdown - Ch. 435
4CC- Ch.343 Punches or Dies

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Stand your Grounds

Here is another card that I made for the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  It is using an image from Mo Manning called Coffee and a sentiment from TLC.  I am planning to send this card to my daughter who is a teacher and enjoys her Starbucks before school and has a class full of energy with her 4th graders.  I give her credit because I could not work with kids.....I am a nurse and I tend to work with the other end of the age spectrum.






Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Mo Manning (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Learned from Coffee
Bling:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Michael's
Dies:  Sizzix

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 151 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 176 Any sentiment except birthday
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 321 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 243 Anything Goes


Egg Cited for Easter

Here is a card that I made for Easter using a Bugaboo image and a sentiment from TLC.  I embossed the background and pulled out a doily and some lace.  It wouldn't be complete without a little bling too.






Cardstock:  Bazzil; Worldwin; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bunny Easter egg
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Doily:  Recollections
Bling:  Recollectiions
Lace:  Hobby Lobby
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Sketch 489
Crafty Friends - Ch. 54 B is for .... (bunny, blue, bling, bow)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Show Us our Lace
Dragonfly Journeys - ch. 88 Darling Doilies
International Art & Soul - Ch. 4 Embossing
Polkadoodles - Wk 12 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 151 Anything Goes
RRR - Ch. 160 Spring/Easter with Ribbon/Trim

Saturday, March 25, 2017

TY for perking me up

Well another Coffee Lover Blog Hop has started and so I thought I better get a card made.  I also did need to make a card for a friend who has been checking on me on a regular basis as my life has been going through a rough period.  I used a sentiment from TLC along with an image from Bugaboo Coffee Time - May your Cup.





Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Divine Twine
Hemptique
Button:  stash
Paper Punches:  EK Success; Sugar Pea
Gems:  Mark Richards

Challenges
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 506
Crafty Catz -  Ch. 163 Anything Goes with optional buttons
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 274-275 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 231 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 335 Add dimension

Friday, March 24, 2017

Multiply like bunnies

Here is another challenge that I haven't done in some time and I had the image printed so I finally colored it for Tiddly Inks called Somebunny Loves You and I paired it with a sentiment from TLC.  I also pulled out some of my dies from My Favorite Things to create the background.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Tiddly Inks (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Multiply like bunnies
Ink:  Memento
Dies:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Tiddly Inks - Ch. 199 Animal Magic
QKR - Ch. 236 Spring is in the Air
4CC - Ch. 3343 Punches and Dies
Creative Knockouts - 186 Spring is on the way
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 321 Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends - Ch. 269 Spring
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 470 Spring Fever