Sunday, July 22, 2018

Christmas In July: Sketch


Today, for our Christmas In July celebration, we have a fun sketch for you to try.

I'm using the darling Bugaboo image: Christmas Hedgie.  This fun set comes with the hedgie as both line art and colored.  Personally, I like coloring but there are times when time is an issue so it's nice to have both.

Post your creation over on the Catch The Bug blog so we can see what you've made.



Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas In July: Baby It's Cold Out


Happy Christmas in July!!!

Over on the Catch The Bug blog we'd like to give you the opportunity to stock up on your Christmas cards and have the opportunity to win some fun prizes.  Today we'd like you to submit projects using the theme: Baby It's Cold Outside.

When I think of Cold, my mind automatically goes to snow and penguins.  Why penguins?  Who knows, maybe because I've seen Happy Feet too many times but they always make me think of snow and cold.

I used the Bugaboo image: Candy Cane Penguin.  I wanted to surround him with snowflakes so I made my card a shaker.

Come join in the fun!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Bugaboo FF: Be Naughty

Happy Freebie Friday!

Look who's the featured freebie today: Stella!!  I love her pithy humor and I'm so excited that she is free today.  Hurry over to the Bugaboo site and click on the Freebies and Sales tab.  It's as easy as that.

Don't forget to go to the Catch The Bug site too to checkout what everyone else did with this darling image!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SSW2-141 ADFD


It's time for another sketch challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  This week I'm back, joining in as a guest designer.  I do love me some A Day For Daisies images so when I saw that Tammy was the sponsor, I knew that I would have to join in.   Tammy is giving the SSW2 winner a $12 gift certificate to her shop.

I'm using the ADFD image: Penguin Snowman.  Honestly I think that this image looks a bit like the penguins stopped for a quick selfie before finishing up making their snowman.  It's just so darn cute!

A bit more about Tammy's shop is here:

A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Happy Anniversary!!


I'm busy making cards (yes, plural) to give to my hubby to celebrate our anniversary this week.  Since neither one of us can usually remember it, I try to spoil him on the years that I DO actually remember!  We are celebrating 18 this year.  I used the Simon Says Stamp: Playful Messages set.  The inside of the card says, "turns out I like you more than I originally planned,"  I am in love with the distressed oxide inks and how they make my backgrounds pop!

I also wanted to participate in the challenge "Summer Lovin'" on Dragonfly Journeys.  Having grown up in Arizona, there is generally NO summer lovin' from THIS girl!  It is more of Summer tolerating sort of feeling.  I hate being hot but I do love having the boys around.

The Library Challenge is to use the book Hollywood Wives.  Although I read it when I was in my 20s, Jackie Collins is sooo not my cup of tea.  I'm using the cover to inspire me (although I am taking a bit of liberty here since my old coots are neither glamorous or luxurious!!)

And speaking of my old coots, the image is Art Impressions and is called Jump In.  I love them but if it were an accurate portrayal of my marriage, it would be ME in the water and the hubs on the side cautioning me about the weather and my use of sunscreen.  Every party has a pooper and my hubs fills that role.  Love his caution tho since I'd run into a burning building without a thought for my well-being without him to remind me!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

SS-522 Just Me

Happy Saturday!!

It's time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we are sponsored by Just Me Digital Stamps.  The prize for our winner is TWO digital images!  This week's sketch is pretty basic (which are honestly my favorite kind!)

Instead of using the Just Me Digital image I printed, I used a new MFT set that arrived yesterday.  I really DO like Just Me, I just couldn't find the image.  Sooo, plan B was this cutie called Space Explorer.

Then ... as I got ready to post my card, I wanted to accent my balloons with my white gel pen aaaaand, I couldn't find that either (I think that you have an idea what my creative space looks like now!)

So I decided to clean a bit.  The good news, I found my printed image (it's filed and ready for next time).  Better news is that my area looks amazing!!  Bad news is that I still can't find my gel pen.  (sigh)  I haven't a clue where I put that thing!

Why don't you join in the fun?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bugaboo NR: Beach Pal


It's Tuesday and that means that there is a New Release in the Bugaboo store.  This one is called Beach Pal Peeker and you can get him by clicking on the hot link imbedded in his name.

I was desperate to add the phrase: "I dig you!" But can you believe that in all the billion stamps that I own, I do NOT have a "I dig you" sentiment.  Sure ... I could have added it digitally but I had already made my layout and was feeling a bit lazy (insert cheesy grin here)

Be sure to check out the awesome projects the design team created with this new image over on the Catch the Bug blog.

I'm also joining in the sketch challenge over on the Just Add Ink site.  It made for a cute card.