Thursday, July 20, 2017

Joy

Here is my card for Day 6 of the Catch the Bug Christmas in July Color Challenge.  I used this adorable Sunbonnet image which is retired from the store and a sentiment from Verve.  I had a lot of fun coloring this image.






Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Ornament Sunbonnet
Sentiment:  Verve
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Sakura Jelly glitter pen
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Flowers:  Mark Richards; Recollection
Bling:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hanna & Friends - Ch. 278 Sketch
CHNC - Ch. 342 Christmas optional die cuts
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 52 Christmas or Winter
CRAFT - Ch. 425 Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 132 Christmas in July
Di's Design - Christmas in July
As You Like It - Do you prefer pearls or gems and why (gems/bling because of the sparkle)

Dear Santa Checklist

I have a couple more cards for the Catch a Bug Challenge. This card is for the Day 5 Photo Inspiration and Make It Funny.  The image is from Bugaboo which I think is retired called Reindeer Block and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.





Patterned Paper:  Target
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Reindeer Block
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Dear Santa Checklist
Ho Ho felt:  Hobby Lobby
Sharpie Marker

Challenges
12 Months of Christmas - Ch. 31 Oh Deer
CHNC - Ch. 342 Christmas optional die cut
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 174 Christmas in July
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 292 - 293 Anything Goes

Birthday Girl Blowdryer

Yesterday was my hairdresser's birthday and I made this card for her.  My best friend and her family go there so we all signed the card, and I dropped it off at the salon for her.  The image and sentiment are from TLC, Create.





Patterned Paper:  Craft Smith; Core-dinations; My Mind's Eye; Recollections
Cardstock:  Paper Studio; Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Hairdressers spread beauty with flowers
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Birthday Girl
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Flowers:  Recollections

Challenges
Come & Get It - Use 2 or more DP
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 360 Use a patterned paper
Crafty Sentiment - CAS or Fussy& Fancy
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 248 Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Naughty or Nice? I have outfits for both

Here is my card for the Catch the Bug Christmas in July Day 4 Bingo Challenge.  I used another sassy JJ Christmas Candy Cane  image and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.




Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Naughty or Nice Outfits
Ink:  Memento - Lady Bug
Die:  Sugar Pea
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Twine:  Pebbles
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling & Pearl:  Paper Studio
Stickles
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 472
Catch the Bug - Christmas in July day 4 BINGO
(Sparkly, Bugaboo image, ribbon)  (Embossing, Bugaboo image, Pink, white & Gold)
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 174 Christmas in July
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 352 Tic Tac Toe
(Ribbon or twine, embossing, gold)
CHNC- Ch. 342 Christmas optional die cut
CHNC Extra - July
RRR - Ch. 167 Anything Goes with ribbon/twine



All Wrapped Up in Christmas

I am continuing on with the Catch the Bug Christmas in July Challenge and here is my Day 3 which is Gift Wrappin' with non-traditional Christmas colors.  So I used the JJ Wrapped Up which I can't find in the store anymore and colored her in blue.  I made my own hand written sentiment.


Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Sas JJ Wrapped Up
Spellbinder:  Banner
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Twine:  Divine Twine
Zig Marker

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Christmas in July Day 3 Gift Wrappin'
CHNC - Ch. 342 Christmas optional use die cut
CHNC Extra - July
Cardz 4 Guyz - Christmas in July

Wild for You

I couldn't help myself....I had to invest in the new Distress Oxide Inks.  For this card, I did blending of the Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick and then sprayed water on top, heat it, and then stamped an image from Sweet and Sassy.  For the background, I put the three inks on my craft sheet sprayed water on that and ran my watercolor paper through it and heat it and repeated the process it several times until I got the final color.  Then I sprayed water on the top and heated that.  I stamped the sentiment which is from My Favorite Things.  It was a lot of fun.




Watercolor Paper:  Artist's Loft
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Sweet and Sassy
             My Favorite Things - PI - Wild for You
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick
        Distress - Black Soot
Spellbinder:  Pennants

Challenges
The Challenge - Ch. 91 Sketch
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 168 Anything Goes
International Art & Soul Ch. 12 Elements of Nature
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 248 Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 198 Animals

Monday, July 17, 2017

Believe

Here is my second card for the Catch the Bug Christmas in July card.  For this card I printed one of the Bugaboo images onto a piece of cardstock.  Then I printed a piece of digital paper on top.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create and I distressed the edge with ink.



Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Snowflake Reindeer Silhouette
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Tim Holtz - Distress Tool
Buttons:  Stash
Hemptique
Dies - Die-namics - pennants

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Christmas in July Day 2 Sketch
CHNC - Ch. 342 Christmas Anything Goes optional die cuts
CHNC Extra - July
12 months of Christmas - Ch. 31 Oh deer
Merry Monday - 2nd Annual Link Up
A Snowflake Promise - Ch. 42 Anything Goes

Reindeer Blocks

Well I have been trying to push myself to work on some projects so I keep up with making some Christmas cards and I thank you for all the wonderful comments on the loss of my furball.  My other cats are going through an adjustment as well. I like to do the Catch the Bug Christmas in July Week Challenge so I'm trying to get caught up with that.  Here is my first card, using Reindeer Blocks.  To add some sparkle and shine I outlined the snowflakes in Sakura jelly glitter pen.  The stars are in a shiny silver.  And the red paper has a sparkly shine.





Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations; Echo Park; My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Paper Company; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo Reindeer Blocks (see above for Direct link)
Stars:  Hobby Lobby
Sakura jelly glitter Pen
Malotow Art Masking Liquid

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Christmas in July Day 1 Make it Sparkle and Shine
CHNC - Ch. 342 Anything Goes Christmas
12 Months of Christmas - Ch. 31 Oh Deer
Mery Monday - 2nd Annual Summer Link Up
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 96 Christmas in July

Friday, July 14, 2017

SUMMER - sand- sun- beach- vacation

I wanted to get this card posted since I had it done, but just couldn't figure out how to post it to a Facebook page, but thanks to Christine I'm hoping that I get this done.  This adorable image was a freebie that I got from Craftin' Desert Diva and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  For the background, I wanted it to look like a pool, so I took a piece of white paper and put my Distress inks on my craft sheet and sprayed them with water and then ran the paper through them.  I then heated it with my heat gun.  And repeated it several times until the page was covered with ink.  I like the variation of the colors and it was quick and easy.  I added Glossy Accents to the sun glasses.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Craftin' Desert Diva - Cool summer
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Summer Words
Punches:  EK Success; Die-Namics - Sun
Bling:  Paper Studio
Ink:  Distress - Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Craftin' Desert Divas - July Mood Board
Crafty Sentiments - Sea, Sun, Beach or Sand
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 337 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 167 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 290 - 291 Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Outdoor Fun
Come and Get It - Create your own Background

Sweet Strawberry

I have had this card done, but just haven't been able to get on the computer to post.  I know I've talked a lot about my three Siamese cats.  My oldest being a male who is 12 years old, Casio.  When I met my husband 16 years ago he came with four cats so naturally when nature took it's course and they passed, my kids felt that we should replace them.  So Casio is the first kitten that I ever had as well as my children so he was a learning experience for us.  He rules our house and really has since he came into our lives.  He has been sick for quite some time and I have done everything that I possibly could for him; however, last week it got worse when he had a stroke.  He was weak to begin with and his weight has dropped drastically so now he loses his balance and has difficulty getting into the litter box as well as eating.  So we have an appointment to go to our vet tomorrow afternoon.  My daughter is devastated and said she can't come home because she wouldn't be able to watch or be a part of the process which I understand.  She was there when my husband took his last breath and I know that has been difficult for her.  So if I'm not making cards or on my blog for a few days....this will be the reason why.
For my card, I used the stamp of the month from Gerda Steiner called Strawberry Mouse.  I colored him with Copics and then used my Prisma Pencils and Gamisol which I haven't done in sometime.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  TLC is going to be having a blog hop on Sunday July 23rd so keep an eye for that to get lots of free images and inspiration from the DT and some guests.






Casio when he was healthy

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sweet strawberry
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Oval Punch:  Die-Namic - Double Stitched Oval
Bling:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Michael's
Lace:  Simplicity
Prisma Pencils
Gamisol
Twine:  Darice

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 290 - 291 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 486 Ribbons/bows
RRR - Ch. 167 Anything Goes with ribbon/trim

Thursday, July 13, 2017

May the BEACH be with you!

For this card, I created a background for the beach girl using watercolor paper and Distress inks.  I blended them and then sprayed them with water.  I added Glossy Accents to the sun glasses and beach ball.  I distressed the sentiment.  I took some pictures of my friend's granddaughter and her cousin on the 4th and I will be giving them a card.





Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Recollections; Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Watercolor:  Art's Loft
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bug Kidz Beach
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - May the BEACH be with you!
Ink:  Distress - Frayed Burlap, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon; Old Paper
Glossy Accents
Anchor punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 247 - Red, white and blue
Come & Get It - Create your own Background
Catch the Bug - Outdoor Fun
Crafty Sentiments - Sea, Sun, Beach or Sand
JUGS - Ch. 401 Blending
RRR - Ch. 167 Anything Goes with Ribbon/trim

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Life's a beach enjoy the waves

Here is a summer card that I made using one of the new images from Poladoodles called Sugarpops Lil Miss Mermaid dolphin.  I used a pre-made paper background from Bo Bunny to have her swimming with turtles also.  I have her on pop dots so she sticks up some.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.



Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Polkadoodles (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Life's a beach enjoy the waves
Spellbinder:  A2 Waves border
Pop dots

Challenges
Polkadoodles - Wk 27 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Sea, sun, beach or sand
Allsorts - Wk 423 Magical & Mythical
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 167 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 290 - 291 Anything Goes

Believe in Love, Magic and Santa

I am trying to work on my Christmas stash especially with the thoughts of Christmas in July to push me on.  Here is a vintage image and sentiment from TLC, Create.  I love the dictionary page with the picture on it and the snowflakes.  I distressed the edges of the paper for a more vintage look.




Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Joy Christmas Dictionary Page 
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Believe in Love Magic Santa 
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Ribbon:  Michael's 
Bling:  Recollection & Jolee

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 341 Christmas optional snowflakes
ABC Christmas - N for New (ribbon) O for Old (stamp, sentiment, paper, bling)
Creative Craft Challenge - Ch. 91 Christmas in July
RRR - Ch. 167 Anything Goes with ribbon/trim
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 96 Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - July Anything Goes
Merry Monday - 2nd Annual Summer Link Up

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sure my life isn't perfect, but my hair is....Thank You!

Here is a card that I made for my hair dresser since I have an appointment coming up.  The image and sentiment are both from TLC, Create.  I distressed my card edges and the sentiment I also distressed with ink.  I have been seeing Amy for over 20 years and I have moved so now I even drive over 30 minutes for my appointments with her.  She has been a good friend over these years as well.  I would give her clothes that my son outgrew for her two boys and then when I needed help getting my husband's hair cut and he couldn't leave the house she came and cut it when he was bed bound.  She really does provide therapy since she has known me for all these years.  I put a Tim Holtz clock on it because she tells me 15 minutes earlier for my time just so that I write it on my calendar so I get there on time, hehe.



Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create  - Beauticians Day Vintage Image Sketch
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Hair is Perfect
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Clock:  Tim Holtz
Flowers:  Recollection
Ribbon/Lace:  Michael's
Ink:  Tim Holtz - Old Paper
Spellbinder:  Large Circle

Challenges
Brown Sugar - Ch. 258 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 290 - 291 Anything Goes
ATG with Create with TLC - Ch. 12
Crafty Catz - Ch. 378 Add some lace
The corrosive challenge - Ch.7 July Anything Goes
Mix it Up - Ch. 3 Anything Goes - optional distressing