Thursday, August 29, 2019


Hi there!  It's Thursday and over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog it is Oldie, but Goodie inpsiration day.  I am featuring a cutie called, Bugaboo Brat Football Boy which I originally colored to put into my son's scrapbook, but he injured himself.  Needless to say the both of us will be watching from the stands this year.  I decided to make this into a birthday card as we aren't going to need a book.   I searched up football birthday sayings and found a website called Wishes, Messages, Sayings  where the fabulous inside sentiment came from.  It appears that it is a free website, but of course I wanted to give them credit!

Which football team is your fave? 
Without further ado....

Products used:  white/black/green card stock, copic markers, Darice striped embossing folder, gold/red sequins, Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, white gelly roll pen, Inside sentiment, Word doc front sentiment, stickles, and Bugaboo Brat Football boy
Oldies But Goodies!Bugaboo DT 2CTB 2

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Party Pig

Good morning!  I have a Freebie Friday from Bugaboo to share with you today!  I have to say I love this cute image because it reminds me of my daughter.  I was a crazy woman and got her a mini pot belly pig for her birthday.  That little piggy ran around my house like a little dog.  It had a certain oink to go "outside," a cry for everything and the cutest piggy kisses in the world!!   I loved that little pig until it turned 2 years old then she got into everything.  If it resembled food or garbage she got into it!   That's when the pig became an outside animal.... a farm animal... as in not at my house!!!!

Anyways, back to my card!  I thought the image spoke for itself, so I only added a Birthday sentiment and inked the edges.  Since my piggy didn't leave anything too clean, ironically I made a clean and simple (for me) card.   Please take a minute to check out what the other designers came up with and give their blogs a little love over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.  And the Run over to Bugaboo Stamps and get your free stamp!!!

What’s the craziest birthday present you have bought for someone? 

Products used:  white/green card stock, Pink Paislee Summer Lights patterned paper, Copic markers, stickles, gelly roll pen, Memento ink, blue sheer ribbon

Freebie Every Friday!CTB 2

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Colour Crazy wk 33
Colouriffic Challenge Corner 3
Polkadoodles wk34
Simply Create Too ch 152
Crafting With An Attitude 54

Friday, August 16, 2019

Girls Night Out

Hi there!  I hope you have had a great week?  I have been on vacation and am slowly getting back into my crafty world!  What better way to make an entrance than on Bugaboo's Freebie Friday!  Today's awesome image is perfect to celebrate a girls night out or bachelorette party, don't you think?  Take a minute and check out what the other designers have created for my inspiration over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog! 

My card is 6 inch square card.  Some of you may not like sending square card in the US as they cost more to mail, but did you know that you can put them in at 6x9 envelope and pay normal postage rates?  (The same as an A2 or A7 card).    I colored my image with copic markers and stickles for a little bling.  I used Be Mine paper pack for the paper and embellishments.  I think it turned out pretty cute and it was quick to make.  I  also matted the inside with black and white as I always finish the inside of my cards.  I didn't add a sentiment as I thought it fit many occasions.   By the way, this is the first time ever, that I have used a staple for an embellishment... gasp.  

What is your favorite city let loose in? 

Products used:  pink/white/black card stock, Be Mine by Echo Park paper pack, Copic markers, silver Sticles, Fuschia ribbon, staple, heart shaped gemstone, Spellbinders fancy scalloped circle die, Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, and Heels Big Bows digital stamp by Bugaboo

Freebie Every Friday!CTB Badge

Challenges entering: 
Colour Crazy wk 32
Just Add Ink #470
Polkadoodles wk 33
World Wide Open Design Team August Challenge
LeAnn's World 101 challenge17
Morgan's Artworld challenge 8
Scrappers Delights Challenges for August
Color Dare 356 Just add gold or silvers

Friday, August 9, 2019

An Ellie-phant of a Birthday

Good day!  I have another card to share from my Spellbinders June 2019 card kit of the month.  My goal is to try to make at least 10 cards from each kit.  This week I am sharing 3 of them over the course of the week.  Today's card is CAS and made from preprinted paper and emphemera.  How easy right?  I hope you like it! 

Tell me what's your favorite animal? 

Products:  Spellbinders June 2018 card kit of the month contents 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

You Are Adored

Hello there!  I have a quick card for you today designed from the Spellbinders June 2019 card kit of the month.  I loved the papers in the kit and decided to show case them.  I die cute a cute gold heart frame to highlight the world adore.  I guess you could use any world from the include paper.  I just thought this was darling.!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello there!  I have a cute card to share today using the Spellbinders June 2019 card kit.  The kit was jammed packed with stamp set, pack of paer, vellum, ephemera, and card stock.  For this card I chose to use the vellum and stamped out two candies with versamark ink and embossed in gold. The sentiment was from a cute piece of ephemera.  I hope you like the card!

Tell me what is your favorite kind of candy to share? 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Bugaboo Anything Goes Challenge: Awareness

Hello there! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend?  Today is an Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug, and using the opportunity to wish my pen pal good luck with her chemo treatments.  If you're interested in sending cards to folks with cancer to help brighten their day please follow this link for more info Chemo Angels.  I've been volunteering for about a year and it makes my heart smile.  I've made some great friends too!!!

I pray that none of your families have been touched by breast cancer.  If they leave me a message and I will add them to my prayers.  If you would like me to send them a card email me privately at 

Products used:  white/black card stock/ HL patterned paper, copic markers, Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, white gelly roll pen, pink/black half backed pearls, Paper smooches postage stamp die set, hero arts prayers die, and Bugaboo, Kidz Bella Support Ribbon

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Hope Is Your Guiding Light

Hi there!  I hope you've had a great week?  Today I am sharing a card designed for Pattie's Creations new August challenge that is themed beach/under the sea.  I am featuring her beautiful digital stamp, Sea Gulls Roost that I colored with Copic markers.  I hope that you take a minute and check out Pattie's shop as she has added some really cool images over the last month.  I personally can't wait to color some! 

Along with the great digital image, I used some stamps and a little free hand drawing (if you call it that) to build the scene.  I used Memento ink as it is Copic friendly.  Even though it's an oldie, its a goodie, I used patterned paper from Our Daily Bread that I think was dated 2016 and I had never opened it!  yikes!!   I do hope you like the card!

What's your favorite thing to do ocean side?  Mine is bird watching!

Products used:  white/red card stock, Our Daily Bread Nautical paper, Copic markers, Distress oxide ink, Memento inks,  Stampin up High Tide stamp set, Stampin Up PP April 2018 stamp set.  burlap twine, navy twine, Sea Gulls Roost

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