Saturday, January 21, 2017

Try Stamping On Tuesday


One last card ...

I printed up a billion Bugaboo images to work on during the Birthday Bash, so I decided to color some  of the extra images.  Actually the problem is that I did legs at the gym today ... I don't know if I have the energy left in my legs to get back up the stairs.  I may just live down here in my art studio until I can find my phone to call for help or maybe I will find the juice to crawl back upstairs.  Ugh.  Pain.

I LOVED the sketch over on the Try Stampin' On Tuesday site.  So I made one last Gus birthday card.  He IS a cute image!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Bugaboo Birthday Bash 7


Life nearly got in the way of finishing the challenge ... but the kiddos finished the last performance of the Shakespeare play, Winter's Tale tonight, everyone got ice cream AND the card was finished on time (with 2 hours and 6 minutes to spare!)  Ta-daaa!!  I rock!!

Today's challenge was to create a card with 2 bows, at least 3 layers, and 4 pearls AND use the freebie image.  Done and done!

Toddling off to bed now 'cause, I am beat.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Bugaboo Bday Bash Day 6


It's Day Six of the Bugaboo Birthday Bash Challenge.  Today's challenge?  Make a card for a kiddo.

Basically I made a standard birthday card and then added a shaker balloon for kid appeal (and frankly, I know several adults who would dig the shaker element too!)  How great is that Jolee's balloon?  It kinda makes me hungry for a gum-ball or a cupcake with sprinkles tho.  Can you tell that I'm dieting again?

See you tomorrow for the last challenge.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bugaboo B-Day Challenge 3 & 4


This is my second post of the day.  If you are looking for my Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 post, scroll down!

And apparently, I REALLY like Bugaboo images since I have THREE cards on my blog today that use Jodie's amazing images.  Here are my cards for the Bugaboo Birthday Bash Challenges 3 and 4.  I promise that eventually I'll catch up!

Challenge three is a color challenge.  I used the brown, khaki and greens.

My first card also uses the sketch over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  This is such a versatile sketch; it really worked with my image.

Challenge four is a bingo card.  I used the first vertical column: birthday theme, ribbon and sparkle.  It was a really fun card to make.

SSW2: "Mistah" Old Fart



Welcome back Sweet Sketch-ers!  Are you ready for the first challenge of 2017?  We hope so,  it's already up on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog!

This week we have the incomparable Jodie from Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor.  She will be giving our winner 4 free images from her store.  This week I'm using Gus-Old Fart.  I made this one for my nephew's birthday this month ... I hope he doesn't mind a bit of teasing.

I'm also using this card for the Catch The Bug Birthday Bash.  The fifth challenge is to make a funny card.  Gus definitely qualifies!


I hope that you have time to join in the fun.






Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bugaboo B-Day 1&2


It's time for the Bugaboo Birthday Bash Challenge.  I'm getting a late start on this so I'll be doubling up on challenges for the next few days until I catch up.

Day One's challenge was to use a photo for inspiration.  I thought about things you might find in the ocean and a scuba diver came to mind (probably NOT a cat scuba diver ... tho maybe!).  I also used the colors you might find at the beach.

Day Two's challenge was a sketch.

I made two birthday cards.  My birthday card stash is pretty low this time of year due to the rush to finish all my Christmas cards.

I'm also participating in the Dragonfly Journey challenge. Congrats to you, Jeannie, on another year of Dragonfly Journey challenges!!


Monday, January 16, 2017

January Gerda Challenge


Happy Martin Luther King Day!!

I'm spending mine: vacuuming, doing laundry, shoveling snow and posting all the cards that I made earlier in the week. Um, yeah, not much of a holiday for me.

Well, playing downstairs in the craft area isn't so bad but the others ... blah.

This is my take on the Gerda Steiner image for January.  It's a super cute one this month ... perfect for all those Valentine's Day cards that need to be made.

I used the challenge over on the Freshly Made Sketches site but didn't get it posted on time.  Bummer.  Oh well, I'll be more organized next week (I'm not holding my breath on that one!)