Monday, July 30, 2018

ABC Bugaboo

It's Monday so that means its time for an Anything But a Card project.  As you probably know, this category is TOTALLY out of my wheelhouse but I'm always game to try something new.

Today I made a wine tag to give my sister for her birthday.  Buuut then we started drinking said bottle of wine and the tag never actually made it ON the bottle.  So let's just pretend that I was more organized than I actually was this year (and if we are totally honest, I'm not usually organized at ALL!)

I'm using the Bugaboo image, Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone 2.  It's super cute.

Hurry over to the Catch The Bug blog to see other ABC projects made by my Bugaboo teammates.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sketch Saturday 524: Crafty Sentiments


Today I am celebrating 'Holy Cow, I get to Sleep In Day.'  Obs, not a REAL holiday but a fake one that I would celebrate EVERY day if I could.

It's time for another sketch challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments Design and she is providing our winner 2 free digis from her shop.  This week I am using her image: Gentle Touch featuring Benson Bear.  So cute.

I already gave this card to Mr. Blog.  It was our anniversary two weeks ago.  Sadly July is super busy for us with 3 family birthdays and kids at home ... typically we forget it.  There is no shame in this house for this either because neither one of us remembers!  But hey ... look, I remembered it this year!!

Come join in the fun this week!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Christmas in July!! - Friday Freebie

We are continuing our celebration of Christmas in July, Jodie is offering this darling image for the Friday Freebie.  Hurry over to the Bugaboo site to grab him!

I love the idea of Santa just chilling after the gigantic Christmas Eve rush.  I think he deserves a bit of sun time after his chaotic night.

If you are joining in the fun of Christmas in July, keep in mind the photo inspiration to use when posting your card on the Catch The Bug blog.

I pulled the reds, whites and browns from the beachball in the photo to use on my card.

Come join the fun.

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.

I will also be joining in the Christmas in July challenge over on the Dragonfly Journeys blog.

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


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.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Mmmm, Bacon!

Over on the Catch The Bug site, we are celebrating some fun holidays.  You probably didn't know that today is National Stay Out of the Sun Day ... who knew?!!  I made this card to celebrate it.  I've been dying to use this new sun stencil and it really worked with this image.

I'm using the Bugaboo image Bacon In The Sun.  I love this little piggy.  Not gonna lie ... I wish I were sitting on a beach right now