Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Classic Design Team Challenge August

Hello there! It's August and we have a new Anything Goes Challenge at Classic Design Team Challenge!  I am so excited to announce that I was chosen to join their design team and can't wait to see how this next chapter in life goes!  My crafty endeavors seem to be taking places I never thought possihttp://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-102-summer-fun.html?m=1ble and I am loving it!  Our generous sponsort this month is Paper Nest Dolls so please take a minute and check out their store!

My card today is pop up easel card that features the Authentique Sea Maiden Paper Collection.  I thought the papers accented Sun N Fun Emma perfectly!   I used a couple photo polymer stamp sets too finish off the card!  I hope you find her to be pretty fun!

I love hearing from my crafty readers.  Do any of you use noodles to float along in the ocean or pool?  It’s my favorite vacation pass time! 





Products used:  white/persimmon card stock, Authentinque Sea Maiden Paper collection, Copic markers, Distress Oxide Inks, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Burlap twine, aqua half back pearls, Studio Calico Mistables Sun, Recollecton Pool-riffic stamp set, My Hero Arts June 2018 Kit, Simon Says Stamp One Cool Pineapple stamp set, and Paper Nest Dolls, Sun N Fun Emma


Paper Nest Dolls

Friday, July 26, 2019

Christimas in July Reindeer Trio

Hello there it's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo! Isn't this the cutest thing you have ever seen?  This image would be great for gift bags, tags, cards, gift boxes... you name.  Run go get yours!  Then go check out what the design team as for you over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog as they have come up with a bunch of adorable items!

Share with me which is your most favorite reindeer of all? 


Products used:  white/cranberry card stock, green patterned paper, Recollections Christmas Pet Paper, Echo Park Winter patterned paper, Stampin up Holly Berry Punch, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, and Bugaboo, Reindeer Trio



challenges entering:
Colour Crazy wk 29
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 7
12 Months of Christmas Link up 55
Polkdadoodles wk 30
QKR stampede 358

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Christmas in July Rooftop Wishes

Hi there!  I hope you're having a good Tuesday?  We have a new release over at Bugaboo, Elf Brat Rudolf that comes just in time for our Christmas in July celebration!  I love this cute little guy as it would be great for a card, a gift bag topper, or planner page.  I used it today to make a 5x7inch card featuring My Mind's Eye papers and a Stamping Bella rubber stamp.  My bacground was colored with an aqua brush and distress oxide ink and the image colored with Copic markers.  I hope you like this little fella.  Check out what the other designers have for you to over at Catch The Bug Challenge Bug....

Does your family participate in the Elf on a Shelf tradition? 

Products used:  white/green card stock, My Mind's Eye Jingle All the Way patterned paper, Memento ink Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, Marvy Snow Pen, MFT Stitch rectangle dies, Distress Glitter, Art glitter glue, Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Bertech foam tape, Stamping Bella Penguin and Marshmallow stamp set, and Bugaboo, Elf Brat Rudolph

Bugaboo DT 2

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

CIJ Santa Clause

Good morning all!  It's pretty toasty in my part of the world, but I'm gearing up for Christmas by celebrating with Bugaboo Christmas in July!  Today's card was done from our Sunday sketch, but I changed it a bit, as I like the rectangle frame a bit more for my image.  I think it still works don't you?    I encourage to head over to Catch The Bug Challenge Blog and see what the other designers have created and of course join in on the festivities!
Tell me what is the first thing you do to get ready for Christmas? 


Products used:  white/cranberry/silver card stock, echo park patterned paper, Stamp On it Merry Christmas Sticker, Copic Marker, Prisma Color colored pencils, Stickles, eyelot rectangle die, and Bugaboo, Samta Clause
Bugaboo DT 2

Challenges entering:
12 Months of Christmas: July
613 Avenue Create: 223
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 7
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday Theme Challenge



Happy Saturday!  Christmas in July has began at Bugaboo! and you don't want to miss the madness.  Yesterday we offered a freebie so make sure to get yours!   Today over at Catch the Bug Challenge the theme is what is your Favorite Christmas Movie?  I have so many, but today I celebrate the Santa Clause with the cute tag featuring Santa Clause Peeker!  Isn't he the cutest little guy?

Share with me... What’s your favorite Christmas movie? 


Products used:  cranberrry/gold/white card stock, Stampin Up plaid dsp, Copic markers, black gingham ribbon, burlap twine, Graphic 45 large tag die, Crop a dile corner rounder, stitched snowflake die, FSJ pine cone die, and Bugaboo, Santa Clause Peeker

Bugaboo DT 2CTB Badge

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Friday, July 19, 2019

CIJ Friday Freebie

Thank goodness it is FREEBIE FRIDAY over at Bugaboo! and it's a cutie!  Are you getting ready for Christmas yet?  Here at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog we are and we hope we inspire you to do the same!
My card today features Sunbonnet Tree which is super cute and I have her settled on a green houndstoooth backround. I added a little bit of bling, but kept it simple.  I just love this little girl!  Now... go get yours!

I’m curious have you started your Christmas cards yet? 

Products used:  white/cranberry card stock, copic markers, glossy accents, Stampin up Christmas Words stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stamp On it silver peel off strips, and Bugaboo, Sunbonnet Tree

Bugaboo DT 2CTB Badge

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Christmas Cupcake New Release

Hi there!  Happy Tuesday to you! Today I am sharing a new release from Bugaboo Stamps that i think is really fun for a non traditional Christmas card and you kind find it in the store on sale for a week!  Run and go get yours!  You can also see how the other designers made this come to life over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.  I can't wait to see what you create with this one!



Products used:  white/persimon card stock, turquoise satin ribbon, Memento ink teal zeal, Hero Arts stitched rectangle dies, My Minds Eye Market Steet Patterned Paper/embellishments, Halfbacked pearls red/turquoise, glossy accents, white pom-pom,  Crafter's Companion sparkle pen, Copic markers, Spellbindes Scalloped circle die, and Bugaboo, Christmas Cupcake

Bugaboo DT 2New Releases!World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 7


Challenges entering: 
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenges: xmas in july
Lemon Shortbread wk 98
Shopping Our Stash 400
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 7
Try Stampin on Tuesday416



Saturday, July 13, 2019

Hakuna Matata Friends

Hello Friends!  I hope you're having a fabulous Saturday! Today I am sharing a card that celebrates one of my favorite movies, The Lion King, which was one of the last movies I watched with my Mom!  I think I cried the first time I saw it in 1994 and still do each time!  I love, love love this movie.  I hope the remake is just as good??
This card was designed for the Catch The Bug Saturday Challenge which is of course, Your favorite movie theme, and this cute image is one of my faves over at Bugaboo!  You just have to enter your favoite movie themed card in the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you have come up with!!  Trust me I will be looking for it!

My background was made by using a scalloped oval die cut and brushing on distress oxides to make a fun sunset sky and then I used a beautiful Altenew stamp set to make the tree silhouette.  I colored my Bugaboo image with Copics and popped it up on some foam tape.  I think the Graphic 45 paper made it pop even more.  What do you think?  I'd love to know what your favorite movie is?  
Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:  white/ivory/black card stock, Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood patterned paper, Distress Oxides spiced marmalade/antique linen/wild honey, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Markers, Altenew I Am Here For You stamp set, Spellbinders Birthday Balloons stamp set, Word doc created sentiment, and Bugaboo, Lion Topper Digi Stamp
Weekly Challenge!Bugaboo DT 2CTB Badge

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Naughty is the New Nice!

Hello there!  I hope you are having a great week so far?  Aren't you glad it's Wednesday and the weekend is right around the corner?
Today I am sharing a 5x7 card featuring Eggbert Christmas from Bugaboo Stamps as I am gearing up for my Christmas season!  Eggbert makes me laugh because he always looks so naughty, and a nontraditional Christmas charaacter!  I used Paper Smoohces Postage dies to make the faboulous gold embesllishment and featured Recollections Holiday Bash Papers. I hope you like him!

Tell me something... what is the frist thing you do to get ready for christmas? 



Products used:  white/gold cardstock, paper smooches postage die set, copic markers, recollections Holiday Bash patterned papers, silver stickles, glossy accents, and Bugaboo, Eggbert Christmas

Challenges entering:
Crafting with an Attitude 53
Cute Card Thursday 590
Krafty Chicks 463
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 6

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hello Sweet Bunny

Hi there!  I hope you're doing well today! I am sharing my design team project for Crafty Creations Challenges where theme is Anything Goes and our Sponsor is Morgan's Artworld!  I love this cute little girl with her bunny as it reminds me of my Petie, my lopped ear rabbit I had as a girl.  I loved that rabbit and carried it everywhere I went and couldn't understand why it wasn't allowed to sleep with me at night lol.  The poor little guy, sure put up with a lot!

My image was colored with a combination of Spectrum Noir markers and Copic Markers  (as my Copic collection is just at its beginning stages).  I used a Spellbinders flower die to make the persimmon color pop from the image and stamped a tiny sentiment.  I love the aquas and the persimmon together and hope you find it striking too?

Tell me what was your favorite childhood pet? 


Products used:  White/persimmon card stock, K&Co Que Sera Sera patterned paper, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Copic markers, Spellbindrs Large die of the month June 2018, Tim Holtz Stitch Oval die set, Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, White gelly roll pen, Distress Spray stain worn lipstick, white ribbon roses,  Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Momenta file stamp set, and Morgan's Artworld, Girl with Bunny digital stamp

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Light and Breezy

Good Morning!  I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!  Today kicks off Challenge #109 over Lil Patch Of Crafty Things where the theme is Anything Goes, but you must be a FOLLOWER!  Our generous and ever so talented sponsor is A Day For Daisies, so please head over to their shop and take a look around!  I think their images are sweet and darling.  Often we are finding images that make young girls look too much like grown ups in my opinion, and I was excited to find this shop because they aren't that way!  I love everything about it!
My card today is 5x7inch standard card using graphic 45 and Authentique papers.  My image a was colored with Copics and the sky was blended with distress oxides?

Tell me something about you?  What does your summer holiday look like? 



Products used:  white/kraft card stock, Authentique Sea Maiden patterned paper, Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian pattern paper, CMTH brown wax floss, Stampin Up Colorful Seasons stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Distress Oxide ink tumbled glass/shabby shutters, Copic markers, Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, and A Day For Daisies, Summer Breeze digital stamp

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Date Night!

Hi there!  I have a design team project for Pattie's Creations Design Challenge where the July theme is food!  I chose this fun Popcorn image because every night in our house there is someone eating popcorn and a movie is always playing.  My goal was to make this card to look like a drive-in movie scene.  My background was blended with Distress oxides, Tattered Angel Shimmer spray and a white gel pen.  I then used a mustang svg and ticket to accent the cute popcorn image.  My license plate is a heart punch and stickers.  I think the card turned out darling!
What do you do for date nite? 

Products used:  white/black card stock, distress oxide inks wilted violet/black soot/blueprint sketch/mermaid lagoon, copic markers, nuvo crystal drops, gold ticket, recollections black alphabet stickers, white gelly roll pen, Tattered Angel Shimmer spray clear, Creative Memories heart punch, red gemstone, mustang silhouette svg, Pattie's Creations, Popcorn digital stamp.

Challenges:
Color My Heart Color Dare 350
Colour Crazy wk 26
Crafty Catz 469
Polkadoodles wk 27
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 6

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Feelin' Crispy Without You

Happy Wednesday To You!  Did You know there was a Fried Chicken Day?  Neither did I!  but, this guy is perfect to celebrate it, and since I'm on the beach, well the chicken is on the beach too!  The actual day for Fried Chicken Day is July 6th, but this falls under Humor Me Wednesday at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog where, we try do stuff to make you chuckle!  You can find this handsome fella at Bugaboo and a whole lot more to help you bring a smile to someone's face.

Just a small story for you.. when I was little my grandparents would take me to church dinners, specifically chicken dinners and it was "all you could eat." Me, being a 6 yr old obviously ate pretty cheap.  So there's cute little me in pig tails with a missing front tooth grinning waiting to eat some mashed potatoes and chicken legs.  Don't you know... I ate 20 chicken legs. I had grown men staring at me wanting to know where I was putting it all... and I topped it off with apple pie.   I hope that made you smile a little bit.

Now that I am a lot older, I am tanning on the beach with a cold drink in hand like this cute chicken I brought to you today.  My beach towel matches the polka-dot paper too.. and the sun.... It is gorgeous!!   Thanks for humoring me today and reading my blog!!! 

What kind of Crafty Things are you getting into today? 


Products used:  white/blue/orange card stock, Echo Park Paradise Beach patterned papers, Distress Oxide inks, Copic Markers, stickles, Glossy Accents, word doc created sentiment (inside), and Bugaboo, Fried Chicken
CTB BadgeCTB 2

challenges entering:
Crafty Gals Corner 195
Classic Design Team Open Challenge7
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 6
Create a Smile summer colours
The Male Room 114
Moomania Challenges: animals
The Paper Shelter 390
Word Art Wednesday394-395

Monday, July 1, 2019

You Are Incredible!

Hello there!  I hope you're having a good day?  Over at Craft-dee Bowz we have started our new challenge for the month which is Anything goes!  Our sponsor is Pattie's Creations Digtial Shop and I happen to love her dancing hippo! Just a little secret about me... I love hippos and if  I could have one as a pet I would!  Crazy right? 
Today's card is a 6x6in sqare card featuring Heidi the Dancing Hippo and a Spellbinders ballerina stamp.  Have you ever been dancing like no one is watching.. thinking you look like a ballerina, but maybe you look like a hippo in a tutu?  In my case a hippo in pj's!  lol!!!   Happens to me all the time!  Now that I've given you a silly picture in your head, I will share with you my card!  Oh.... did you notice that snazzy bow?  Yep made it in a few seconds with the handy Craft-dee Bowz tool!  Seriously if you haven't gotten one yet, you should!  

Question:  What's your favorite song to dance to? 





Products used:  black/white/red card stock, Pink and Main polka dot paper,  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, white w black trim ribbon, Eyelot rectangle die, Spellbinder's Night Out stamp set, white gelly roll pen, Pattie's Creations, Heidi the Dancing Hippo

Challenges entering: 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 6
Classic Design Team Open Challege 7
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 216
Crafting Fron the Heart 246
The Cutie Pie Challenge 136