Monday, April 30, 2018

Anything But A Card

I'm going to be honest, I RARELY make anything other than cards.   I really do need to get out my boring card rut.  So when I was asked to do just that, I struggled a bit.  But, I found that I needed something to welcome my niece and nephews to the area and my Easter table ... these acetate boxes seemed to be JUST the thing!

I used the Bugaboo image: Egg Tulip Bunny to make my little candy holders.  What child doesn't want candy?!!

Maybe the success of these boxes will get me to be more enthusiastic about making ABC items.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


I had some extra time and I wanted to join my former teamies from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for this challenge.  Kathie created a great sketch and there is an amazing sponsor!  This time, the amazing Jodie from Bugaboo Digital Stamps is the sponsor.

I'm using her image, Alligator Balloon for my card.  How cute is he?  The prize awarded to the winner will be 4 free images from the Bugaboo store!

Why don't you join in the fun?!!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday Challenge: Bugaboo Bingo

Check out this cute new image in the Bugaboo store.  It's called Bella Birthday Balloons and I just adore her.   I'm gearing up for my May birthdays (I have a ton!) and thought that I better make a few more so I don't deplete my birthday stash.

There is a new challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog.  It's Bingo, a favorite of mine!  I used one of the diagonal rows: dies/punches, player's choice and a button.  My choice was to use twine.

Come play with us and possibly win prizes!

SS 510 Star Stampz

First of all, I want to wish a buddy of mine a VERY happy birthday.  Yep, Sarah M ... I'm talking to YOU!!  I wish I were there in New York to hang out with you and (of course) to eat whatever deliciousness that is in your kitchen!

It's also time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  We are sponsored by StarStampz.  She is offering our winner 3 digital images from her shop.

I rotated this week's sketch and used the darling image Bumble Bee for my card.

Why don't you join in the fun?!!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday Freebie: Butterfly Rose Girlz

It's Friday!!

And besides being the last day of the workweek (and a school holiday!) it's also time for a freebie over on the Catch The Bug blog.  Best part of today?  Yep, sleeping in on a weekday, it was super exciting!!

Today Jodie is offering this lovely image called Butterfly Rose Girlz.  I wanted to make a circle out of this image, so I imported it into a draw program and eliminated the roses from my image. I  LOVE the versatility of digital images ... you can flip, resize, erase, and even add other images or text.

Hurry on over to the Bugaboo site and snatch up this darling image.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

SSS 608

Happy Tax Day to my American friends ... blah!  But the better news is that there is a new fun challenge over on the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.

I'm using an image from the Bugaboo set Birthday Unicorn 02.  This fun set has three images and one sentiment.  I don't know what I love more about this guy, the goofy expression on his face or the balanced hat on his horn!!

Here are the rules for the challenge:

*  Post your project to the blog, by 04/29/2018 at 7:00 AM EST
*  New projects only, no back-linking please!
*  Please limit your projects to 3 per person

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Clearing My Desk

Have you ever lost something and then in the process of trying to find that thing, find a million other really cool things?  Yeah me neither (insert smirk).  I KNEW that I had printed the Gerda Steiner image of the month but when it came time to use it ... couldn't find it!

Yes, I could of printed another copy but it was time to clean.  Frankly, my creative space can get pretty cluttered when I'm trying to bang out a month of required cards in just a few days.

Anywho, I found THIS stamp from Wild Rose Studios that I bought sometime last year after a friend gave me two of their images.  Once I used it, I knew that I had to own it.

The other good news is that I FOUND my Gerda Steiner image sometime during my great paper purge.

Using this image on a project allows me to qualify for next month's freebie.  I decided to join in the fun over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches site.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

New Release Tuesday

It's Tuesday and that means that there is a New Release in the Bugaboo store.  This one is called Kidz Mother's Day.  Sadly, I don't need Mother's day cards (miss you, Mom) so I changed it into a thank you card.  You can never have too many of those on hand.

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 twine challenge on the Dragonfly Journeys blog.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

SS 508: Kitty B

Welcome Saturday!

As always I am THRILLED with the idea of a weekend!!  I DO like to sleep in!  Because it's Saturday, it's time for another sketch challenge on the Sketch Saturday blog.  Brace yourselves ... this one really challenged me.

We are sponsored by Kitty B Designs.  She is offering our winner one free digital image from her Etsy shop.

I am (once again) completing two challenges with one card; I'm using the sketch from Sketch Saturday but an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  This darling penguin is from Jodie's shop and called Ornaments Penguin.

The challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog is "Anything Goes."  Pretty easy to complete and there is an opportunity to win there too.  Why don't YOU join in and win, win, WIN!

Here are the rules:
  • Create a project inspired by the theme and post a link to it on the Catch the Bug blog
  • New projects only no backlinking please!  
  • Limit 3 projects per follower!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gate-Fold Challenge

For the Art Impression Challenge this fortnight, they asked us to make a gate-fold card.  Prior to this card the grand total of gate-fold cards that I had made was ... zero.  But, I thought to myself, how hard can it be?  Actually, it was harder than I anticipated; I threw away my first card because it was crooked.

I'm using the Doggy Kisses set which is one of my favorites.  With my success, I can check THAT off my to-do list but will I make another, doubtful.

I love Art Impressions images and the complex nature of the card kinda takes the focus off the image and puts it on the lay-out instead.  I was a bit horrified how little of the stamp I used.

I'm also joining in the Try Stamping On Tuesday challenge, which ironically, was also a gate-fold card!