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,
                                           Lisa

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
Stickles
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Ribbon:  Michael's
Die:  Sugar Pea

Challenges
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

Challenges
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

Challenges
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

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