Friday, March 23, 2018

Brat Easter

Today there is another Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and I used the Bug Brat Easter 02 image with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I can't believe that Easter is right around the corner.  So if you need to make a few cards here is a great image to grab for a cutie.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Craft Smith; Recollection 
Stamp  Bugaboo - Bug Brat Easter 02
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - April Words
Bling:  Mark Richards
Lady Bug:  Dress it Up
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Ink:  Distress - Broken China

Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 533 Easter
CRAFT - Ch. 460 Spring/Easter
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 100 Easter
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 215 Easter

Thursday, March 22, 2018

We are Strongly Bonded

I am really liking my new job, but suffering from crafting withdrawl.  Also, sitting so much is making my muscles and joints stiff and sore so that I can't wait to see my massage therapist tomorrow.  Besides getting up early and learning new material everyday is physically exhausting.  My co-workers are supportive and it is a positive work environment.  So it has been an adjustment.  I had to make a card.  I made this yesterday, but went to bed because I was too tired to post.  I played with my distress oxide ink which I haven't done in quite sometime and some embossing.  I just had to flip the side of the sketch.

Cardstock:  Recollection
Watercolor Paper:  Strathmore
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Retired Chemistry Set
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Enamel Dots:  Recollection & Paper Studio
Inks:  Distress Oxide - Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade

My Favorite Things - MFTWSC377
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 199 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 326 - 327 Anything Goes
Mix It Up - Ch. 11 Make your own background
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 372 Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

the Glory of Easter

Well I survived my first two days of work.  I feel exhausted though when you have to learn things. I feel badly that I have not been online to view and comment on everyone's cards.  I had a few minutes before work this morning so I put together a card from an image that I colored a couple years ago.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  This lamb is a cutie from Cuddly Buddly, Spring Lamb.

Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Cuddly Buddy - Spring Lamb (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - the Glory of Easter
Punches:  EK Success; Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby

Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 199 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 326 - 327 Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 100 Easter
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 237 Spring is on the way
CRAFT - Ch 459 Animals

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Christmas Brat Boy Stocking

Today starts a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.  For my card, I made a Christmas card to try to keep up with my Christmas stash.  Being from WI he is wearing Packer colors naturally.  This image is Christmas Brat Boy Stocking and I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.
Well yesterday spent the day with my daughter shopping for a dress for her for my parents' Anniversary party.  My daughter is 4'11" and has poor self esteem about her appearance.  So we disagree about what she should wear.  I know that she is beautiful and thin, and she doesn't agree so she picks out clothing that doesn't flatter herself.  She tells me that I just say those things because I'm her Mom, and if I put a picture of the dress she chose online without her hair done she would never forgive me.  We finally purchased one that is now just have to get some alterations.

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Paper Crafts; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Christmas Brag Boy Stocking
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Stocking Heavy, Heart Light
Doily:  Momenta
Ribbon:  Michael's & Waverly
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

CHNC - Ch. 377 Anything Christmas with optional no patterned paper
Merry Christmas - Ch. 11
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 326 - 327 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 287 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 199 & BINGO (Pattern Paper, Digi, Favorite Color)  (Green)

Friday, March 16, 2018

precious. little. One

Today at Catch the Bug there is a Friday Freebie of this Cute Troll.  For my card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I think this troll is just so adorable and colored it for a baby boy card.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cute Troll
Spellbinder:  Large circle; Eyelet circle
Button:  Stash
Flowers:  Prima

Tuesday Throwdow - Ch. 383 Buttons
little red wagon - Ch. 437 Focus on Family (baby card)
Polkadoodles - Wk 10 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 184 Anything Goes

along came a Spider...

I colored this image from Mo Manning, Miss Miffet, several years ago and had it sitting in my stash.  So when the challenge at Allsorts came out for Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes I knew that I had to put it together.  I used a sentiment from TLC, Create and inked the edges.  I also found a spider from my Halloween collection.  I put Sakura jelly glitter pen on the string from the spider on the image.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye;  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Miss Muffet (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - along came a spider
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Ribbon/Lace:  Thread trends
Pearls:  Mark Richards
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Spider:  Recollections

Allsorts - Wk 458 Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 198 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 326 - 327 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 371 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Ch. 79 For a special lady

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Multiply like bunnies

I keep seeing these cards on Pinterest and I just had to make one.  Since I have so many die cuts and punches I figured that I could easily do this and I was right.  I decided to make it an easel card, which is just one of my favorite layouts.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe; Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Spellbinders:  Small and large petite ovals, Heart
Punches:  EK Success
Dies: My Favorite Things
Sakura jelly white pen
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Twine:  Darice
Buttons:  Stash
Flower:  Prima
Marker:  Zig

The Paper Players - Ch. 384 Any shade of Pink
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 235 Die Cuts/Punches
Brown Sugar - Ch. 276 Spring/Easter
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 383 Use buttons