Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SSW2-129: Cute As A Button

Happy Wednesday.

Can you believe that January is almost over already?  Yikes.  I know that time passes quicker for adults but seriously ... this is ridiculous!

Today is also the start of a new challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

This week we are sponsored by Cute As A Button. I've used her image Birthday Gift for my card.

Come join the fun.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

NR: Clyde

Jodie from Bugaboo has a new image in her store.  It's Clyde and he sure is a cutie ... perfect to use in your Valentine's Day cards.

The first time I colored him, I wasn't in love with the yellow so I made a second card with pink and liked him much better.

Hurry on over and grab this guy!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

SS: A Day For Daisies

Good Morning Saturday Sketch Fans

It's another Saturday and that means it's time for a new sketch over on the Sketch Saturday blog. This week we have Tammy from A Day For Daisies as our sponsor.  Tammy is providing our winner a voucher for $12 to use in her shop.

I'm using one of my older (and sadly retired) ADFD images: Mr. Snowman.  It's such a cutie, and makes for a quick and easy Christmas card.  Only 64-ish more Christmas cards to make (blah)

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations and give them some love.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Oldie But Goodie

I needed a manly birthday card for my nephew.  He is one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing ... kind, hard-working, and a great father to boot.  So happy birthday Andrew.  I hope your day is wonderful.

I used one of my favorite Bugaboo images.  It's from the Under The Sea Birthday set.  It's so darn versatile that it has become a staple in my folder of printed images.  This little cutie works for both genders!

Hop on over to the Catch The Bug blog to see some more cards using Oldie But Goodie images.

I'm also joining in the fun over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  I loved their sketch as well as the "red" theme on the Dragonfly Journeys blog.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


I'm making some Valentines (I need 8 more).  This is the one that I made for the hubby.  It's funny but I wasn't really paying attention to the details and made a few mistakes.  Grr.  I hate when I'm taping quickly and then have to peel it up to make it straight.  It always bends the paper a bit (see the bulging on the slider panel) and then ... I didn't really check to see that my sentiment would work prior to taping.

The answer is no ... it is not working.  You can barely read it.   The mousie's tail kind of covers it.  Sigh.  I am a better crafter than this.  Oh well, he knows how I feel.

My second Valentine's card is cute, but again ... I would change some things.  I think it looks too plain.  At least the stamps are cute.

Do you ever have days when nothing looks right?

I'm joining in the "Feel The Love" challenge over on the Art Impression blog

Saturday, January 20, 2018

January Bingo

It's time for the monthly Bugaboo Bingo Challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog.  Using the bingo card, your challenge is to create and post a project that fills one row.  I used one of the diagonal rows: blue, player's choice - I did sewing, and ribbon.

This month, I found that I needed 3 sympathy cards.  They are not my favorite kind of card to make but unfortunately they are a necessity.

Jodie has a section in her store with block images that make for quick cards.  This image is called FIG It'll Be OK

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Birthday Bash: Humor Me With Cupcakes

Welcome back to another challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog. Today we'd like to see your bold and bright (and funny) creations WITH a cupcake.  It can be done!

My card features not one, but two Bugaboo images.  I created a party on the farm using Pig Cupcakes and Happy Birthday To Ewe.

Join in the fun to get GREAT prizes!

SSW2: Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hello Wednesday Peeps.

I'm back again for another challenge on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

We have a new sponsor this week.  It's Sparkle 'N Sprinkle.  She is offering our winner a $15 gift certificate to the Sparkle N Sprinkle store.  I'm using an image from the Jan Mahew line: Friendship Flowers.  It's available both as black line and pre-colored.

We hope that you will join in the fun this time.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Gerda Steiner January

I'm quickly popping in to share my take on the Gerda Steiner progressive challenge.  She gave us this cute little Panda for January.  How sweet is he?  Using him on any project this month allows me to be eligible for next month's image.  I can't wait to see what she sends.

I'm joining in the sketch challenge over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.

I also participated in the Tic-Tac-Tuesday challenge on the Try Stamping' On Tuesday site.  I chose the top row: Black, a Die cut and Pink.

What a fun way to be occupied on laundry day.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Birthday Bash Day 2: Sketch

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Birthday celebration over on the Catch The Bug blog.  We have a sketch for you to try.

Remember that the overall theme of this week is Birds, Butterflies and Birthday wishes.

 To create my card I used the Bugaboo image: Birthday Bird 4.  It's the perfect image to make a quick birthday card.

Remember, your participation could earn you some GREAT prizes!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sketch Saturday 496: DSB

It's time for another challenge over on Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we have one of my favorite artists: Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique as our sponsor.  She is offering our winner a £10 voucher to her store.
I'm using an image from the Cute Pup set.  There are six images and four sentiments in this set.  Such a good deal (plus she has a 50% sale going on that you might want to take advantage of!)

Come play!

Birthday Bash Day One

It's Bugaboo's 8th birthday and we are celebrating big over on the Catch The Bug blog!  Our theme over these next few days is Birds, Butterflies and Birthday wishes.  Each day we will a specific challenge for you to meet.  Of course, what is a birthday celebration without presents?  Those who join in the daily fun will win prizes and a freebie set!

Today we'd love to see your projects that are Bold and Bright Birthday wishes.  For my card I'm using the prize set from LAST year's birthday bash: Under The Sea Birthday Set.

Why don't you join in?!!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Just Be-Paws I Care

This is one of my very favorite images in the Bugaboo shop.  How goofy is that sweet dog's face?!!  The name of the image is Funny Pup.  I needed a silly card to send off to a friend.  I just found out that he fell and broke some ribs.  Yikes.  I wish I lived closer so I could help out more.

I'm joining in the fun over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches site.  This is their inaugural sketch of 2018 and I really liked the sketch.  I did rotate it so I could use my image tho. 

I'm also participating in the "Anything Goes" theme on the Crafty Sentiments site.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Shake It!

I'm under the weather so I'm avoiding all the jobs around the house that need doing (laundry, sweeping, vacuuming, putting away Christmas crap).  I decided that I'm just going to color while I wait for the pharmacy to fill my scripts so I can feel better.  Yep, that's my story and I'm sticking with it!

I wanted to join in the fun over on the Art Impressions blog.  Their theme is Anything Goes so it left it wide open for interpretation.  I'm using the Tan It set and popped up her butt for extra "thin mint" wiggle.

I'm also joining in the sketch  fun over on the Try Stampin' on a Tuesday blog.  I liked it's simplicity.

HMW: Caffeine

It's Humor Me Wednesday over on the Catch The Bug blog. We like to celebrate funny holidays each Wednesday.  This week I made a card to celebrate Festival of Sleep Day.  It was on the 3rd, but since it was a work day ... I don't think anyone celebrated with extra sleep on this day!

Frankly there is NOTHING funny about getting between me and my chosen caffeinated beverage! Sadly my kids know this and chose to wait until I am ... um, awake ... to talk to me!  I used two Bugaboo images to make my card: Morning Coffee and the sentiment is from Stella Peeker Darth Vader. 

I pretty sure that I look this every morning!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Catch The Bug: Saturday Challenge

Welcome back another year of challenges over on the Catch The Bug blog.  I had a wonderful few weeks off and I'm ready to get going for the first challenge of 2018!   It's an easy one so don't panic!  This Saturday's Challenge is simply "Anything Goes."  Of course we'd love to see your Bugaboo images but it isn't required.  I'm using a fun image called Stella September.

Here are the rules:
Post your project to Catch the Bug, by 01/13/2018 at 7:00 AM EST
New projects only, no back-linking please!
Limit 3 projects per person

You could win 10 free images (using a Bugaboo image only), seven (7) free images, or four (4) free images using any image!

Come join in the fun!!