Sunday, January 31, 2016

Catch The Bug January Recipe Challenge

Hey guys!  I'm back today with another challenge at Catch The Bug (aka Bugaboo Stamps)

This is a recipe challenge which calls for: 3 Layers, Color Orange, Ribbon and something with a bird.


I used one of my birds I won during Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Jungle Celebration.  Since it was a birthday themed card I turned again to The Paper Studio for their Eat Cake stack.  The cardstock used is Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie.  The image was colored in using Spectrum Noir Markers and the ribbon is from Dollar Tree.  

Thanks for stopping by to check out my creation!  Until next time, happy crafting :) 


Valentine Series 2016 #1 - 100% Sweetness

Hey guys!  Ever have an idea come into your head and you need to get it out?  That is exactly what happened to me!!  It looks a little different than what I envisioned, but it got it out of my head.




For this card I used Recollections cardstock and patterned paper by The Paper Studio. Of course I used my Stitched Rectangle Dies from The Stamps of Life for my base layer.  I am so happy I got those, they rarely leave my desk.  I LOVE them :)

I used a few products from Stampin' Up for this card.  I used Cherry Cobbler ink and the Heart to Heart punch.  Cherry Cobbler is still a current color, but the Heart to Heart punch is retired.  I have it from my days when I was a Stampin' Up demonstrator.  The heart with the "love" phrase is from My Creative Time, 100% Sweetness Stamp Set.  The black ribbon is from Wal-Mart.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Until next time, happy crafting :)


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bugaboo Stamps/The Stamps of Life Birthday Card

Hey guys! After weeks of only getting between 2 - 4 hours of sleep a night I finally got like 10 hours last night!!!  Woot-woot!!  So this morning, feeling amazingly refreshed I got up to do a video for you guys.

I actually remembered a birthday before it happens, so I am sending a card to my 2nd mom from high school.  Her birthday is February 10th, so I am way ahead in my world!!  Usually it's the night before
:)




I was super excited to use one of my stamps I won, Birthday Bird 04 from the Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Jungle Celebration.  This stamp is now available for purchase from Bugaboo Stamps, just click on the link above and it will take you there.  

I used my new favorite Stitched Rectangle Set from The Stamps of Life.  I hesitated getting this set since I'm trying to be good and save money, but...I LOVE it!!! 

I colored the image using my Spectrum Noir Markers.  I also added Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to a few of the balloons and the teal on the hat.  For the sentiment (on the inside, shown in the video) I used Concord Crush from Stampin' Up.  The color is retired.  

For my papers I used The Paper Studio's Eat Cake for my patterned paper and Recollections for my cardstock.  To finish off the front, I used pink Offray ribbon. 

The sentiment on the inside of the card ?Happy Birthday" is from The Stamps of Life October 2015 Card Kit. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy crafting :)


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Stamps of Life - Get Well Soon Card

Hey all!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I have a creation from my products from The Stamps of Life.  Where I do receive two of their kits each month, one of my goals this year was to use those supplies more.



For this card I used Sizzix Large Circle #4 Flip-Its and The Stamps of Life Bandage2Stamp. The cardstock is Recollections and the patterned paper comes from an unknown DCWV stack.  The ink for my sentiments is Memento Tuxedo Black.  

I added some light blue/white twine onto my front panel.  The light blue color was the only one I had failed to pull out of the cardstock and wanted to tie it all together, no pun intended :) 

This card was so super simple to put together.  I think from start to finish it was a 15 minute card.  Sometimes you really need to throw together a quick card.  Even with the volume of cards I make, I don't always have the one I need.  I'm working on trying to fill gaps in my occasions/life events.  

Until next time, happy crafting!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Cricut Just Bee-cause Box Card and Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Jungle Celebration Winner!!

Hello all!!  I have a project to share with you I created with my Cricut.  I have missed it so, I actually had to wipe off dust!!  No pun intended there :)  But, there is a pun totally intended in the card I made.  

Before I show you my card, I wanted to let you all know I was fortunate to win during Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Jungle Celebration.  I will be honest and say I really wanted to win 1st place to be a Guest Designer, but I will tell you I am totally psyched to win the exclusive surprise birthday set.  You will definitely be seeing that set in an upcoming project. 


Onto our box card


The longest part of creating this card was figuring out the sizing.  For some reason, none of the box cards I went into were sized correctly.  Being so tired, I just went into one of the Make It Now Projects (which were sized correctly) and copied the sizing.  

I only made a couple changes to the project.  I added lines to the bee hive because it looked a little weird without them.  I also chose to use my honey comb folder on the lower side panels just to give it a little more "oomph."

My cardstock was all Recollections.  I used the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle in Clear to put on the white of the bee.  I also added some Perfect Pearls to the eyes.  I don't really like how they came out, so I will add some enamel dots or rhinestones over them. I popped the front panel up off the yellow honeycomb embossing.  I liked the amount of dimension I got by doing this. 

So that is all my news for today.  I am off to mail this card to my friend who is having a hard week.  This is the week her mom died some years ago and its been a hard one.  She is one tough cookie, but when you are tough for everyone, sometimes it all adds up. 

As far as my sleep, I have not gotten any.  I'm waiting to see what the doctor says now.  He has given me sleeping medications of all different kinds.  The most sleep I've gotten was last night.  It was still off and on and everytime I woke up I was terrified.  It is so frustrating!!  My family and friends are all being so super supportive.  

And for those that have been asking, Elvis is doing really well!  Warning, here is a picture of the cutest Chihuahua in the entire Universe!!!


Thanks for stopping by today!  I will try to do a video in the next few days.  I really, really need more sleep.  Until next time, happy crafting!!!


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Stamps of Life "Thanks" Card

Hey guys!  I'm still not feeling well, but I really wanted to make Jim a card.  Every morning before he leaves for work, he puts a note by the Keurig.  They are always so super sweet and make me smile. 

I was telling him how it was weird to not send him pictures of my cards I made.  He used to live 2 hours north, so I would send him a picture every time I created something.  He told me he has saved every picture of every card I have sent.  I have been dating him since August, there have been a few cards, LOL!  

So, in my tired brain I thought "Why don't I make him a card"???  I did just that.  I also have been dying to use one of my SOL Card Kits that I get monthly.  It is one of my goals this year, to use these kits!!!



All products are The Stamps of Life with the exception of the card base which is The Paper Studio Heavy Cardstock. I just got my new Stitched Rectangle Dies today and was so excited to try them out.  I was stalking my mailbox looking for them today!  All of the other supplies came from my October 2015 Card Kit.  The ink is Memento Tuxedo Black.  Because the twine is so super thick and absolutely luscious I used foam tape on my card base. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time, happy crafting!


Bugaboo Stamps January Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hey guys!  Still no better sleep even though we are trying a new medicine.  We'll give it a few days.  But, there is a new Bugaboo Challenge to be had!!!  Tired or not, off I go!

Inspiration picture

My creation

Winter and deer, of course my mind goes to Christmas!  The embossing folder makes me think of the water element in the picture.  This is one of those cards that is simple enough to replicate.  

The image is from Bugaboo Stamps of course, Rudolph.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my creation!!  Happy crafting!!!



Friday, January 22, 2016

Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Jungle Celebration - Recipe Challenge

Hey guys!!  So unfortunately today is the last day of the celebration.  It has been a super fun week as always when Bugaboo has a week long challenge.

For today's project you had to use: 1 animal, 2 layers and 3 buttons, bling or brads.  Bling all the way :)


I went a little (ok, a lot out) out of the box for me.  When I saw the pink zebra paper it inspired me to make my zebra pink.  

Supplies
Bugaboo Digital Stamp - Mini Set - Tall Jungle Blocks
Silhouette Cameo
DCWV Safari Kids Stack
My Pink Stamper Sentiment 
The Paper Studio Cardstock, Glitter Round Pastel Gemstones 
Spectrum Noir Markers
Wink of Stella 

Sorry there was no video again today.  I've been having trouble sleeping again, ugh!!!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time, happy crafting :)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Jungle Celebration - Photo Inspiration

Hey guys!!  Today I have another project for Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Celebration, but would also like to take a moment to celebrate my 300th post!!!!

Today's challenge was to create a project based on photo inspiration.


Below is what I created.  I decided to pull out Black, Blue and White.  I didn't want to use the brown because I used so much of it in my coloring.  I pulled circles, ribbon and my three animals from the ones pictured.  


Supplies
Bugaboo Stamps Digital Image - Mini Set Critter Blocks
Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock - Recollections 
Cricut Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder (5.5 X 12)
Black Offray 1/4" Ribbon
Spectrum Noir Markers
Stampin' Up Crystal Effects

So sorry there was no video today, I wasn't feeling very well.  I have my whole day to work on a video for Friday's challenge, so here's hoping!!  You know once you mention that things can go, a little haywire!!  

Please keep my favorite little Chihuahua, Elvis, in your prayers today as he is getting fixed.  Best thing for him, but tough to watch him go through.  I picked up a few little goodies to help ease his recovery.  Honestly, not like he will really appreciate a card!!  He got a throw toy and Milkbone trail mix.  

Until tomorrow, happy crafting!!



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Celebration - Jungle Funny

Hey guys!  Welcome back to another awesome day in the Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Celebration!!  Today was to create a funny animal....well, challenge definitely accepted!

As soon as I read this, I knew I wanted to use sunglasses.  I just had to find the perfect image to put them on.  And....as you may have guessed, I did :) I even added a top hat to boot!!

I have to admit, he made me laugh and smile.  Which I needed at the end of a day in my craft room where it felt like my room was beginning to attack me.






Supplies
Bugaboo Stamps Digital Image - Elephant
Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy Girl
The Stamps of Life - Wishes4kitclub
My Creative Time - Winter Snowman Dies
Spectrum Noir Markers

Thanks for stopping by to check out my creation for today.  Unfortunately, there are only two more days left.  I've found so many new images to play with this week.

Until next time, happy crafting!!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Jungle Celebration - Day #4 Jungle Bingo

Hey guys!  Welcome back to another day of the Bugaboo Birthday Celebration.  Today is a Jungle Bingo Challenge.


Here is what I made.  I did a full coverage or blackout bingo card. I used every square on my card.





Supplies
Bugaboo Stamps Digital Stamps - Mini Set - Tall Jungle Blocks
Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - DCWV Safari Kids
My Creative Time - Live Love Bark
Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch
American Crafts Heart Punch
American Crafts Ribbon
Hemptique Twine
Spectrum Noir Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out today's creation.  Stop by tomorrow for Day #5!

Until next time, happy crafting!!

***I will have a video.  I will post as soon as it is done processing, or in the morning if I fall asleep...LOL!****





Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Jungle Celebration - Day #3 Colorful Celebration

Hey guys!!  So, I'm a little behind the challenges.  It has been driving me crazy since I am usually up to date.  But, it was Jim's Birthday on Monday so I lost some crafty time.  A good reason to lose crafty time, but lost crafty time none the less!!

For today, there was a color swatch to use as inspiration.
Here is my creation:




Supplies
Bugaboo Stamps Digital Stamp - Mini Set - Tall Jungle Blocks
Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock - Recollections
Jillibean Soup Spicy Social Soup
American Crafts Ribbon
My Pink Stamper Darkest Night Hybrid Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers

Thank you for stopping by to see my creation for Day #3.

Make sure to stop by to see my other creations in this week long celebration.

Until next time, happy crafting!!


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Celebration - Day #2 Jungle Sketchy

Hey guys!  Welcome back to the 2nd day of the Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Celebration.  Today the challenge is Jungle Sketchy.  



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Supplies
Bugaboo Digital Stamp - Giraffe Heart 2
Silhouette Cameo
Recollections Cardstock
Patterned Paper - DCWV Safari Kids
My Creative Time - All Around Birthday Time; Scallop and Stitched Circle Die
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
The Paper Studio - Heart
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Sparkle


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure to stop by each day this week to see my creation for the Bugaboo Stamps Jungle Birthday Celebration.  

Until tomorrow, Happy crafting!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Celebration - Wild Thing You Make My Heart Sing

Hey guys!  Thanks for stopping by today.  There is a new celebration over at Bugaboo Stamps and you know I'm in!! Day #1 the theme is "Wild Thing You Make My Heart Sing".


Supplies 
Bugaboo Stamps - Edward Valentine
Silhouette Cameo
K&CO - KA Zoo Stack
Cardstock - Recollections 
The Paper Studio - Rhinestone Hearts
Spectrum Noir Markers
Wink of Stella - Clear

I knew I had the "You Make My Heart Sing" sentiment.  I happened upon it this morning.  I used that sentiment from My Creative Time's Tweet Me Stamp Set and a label from Vintage Stitched Labels


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure to stop by each day this week to see my creation for the Bugaboo Stamps Jungle Birthday Celebration.  

Until tomorrow, Happy crafting!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Stella Says Sketch Challenge #401 Entry #3

Hey guys!! I really love the sketch challenges because they get me to look at everything in a new way to see what fits best. I had a hard time when I looked at this stamp figuring how I was going to get this on the card. I thought it was adorable of course, but didn't know what shape I was going to use to best serve it. Then, this challenge and it all came together. I absolutely fell in love with this card when it was done.




Supplies
Bugaboo Digital Stamp - Teddy Roses
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Online Store
Cardstock - Recollections
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Anna Griffin Rosa
My Creative Time - 100% Sweetness, I Love You Beary Much Stamp Set
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Dollar Tree Ribbon

Now the cards are done, I just need to figure out who they go to! Thank you so much for visiting today!! Until next time, happy crafting!!!

Bugaboo Stamps January Bingo Challenge - Entry #3

Hey guys! You know I can't get enough of the images at Bugaboo Stamps. So, I have another entry for the January Bingo Challenge.

Here is the bingo card:

This card uses: Die Cut, Snowflake, Bow & Die Cut, Stitches, Sentiment

Supplies
Bugaboo Digital Stamps - Little Penguin Winter
Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Simple Stories
My Creative Time - You're So Cool, Tag Die Layers
The Paper Studio - Snowflake Sequins
Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Large Snowflake Embossing Folder
Spectrum Noir Markers
DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer
Offray Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by to checkout another one of my projects. Until next time, happy crafting!


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Stella Says Sketch Challenge #401 Entry #2

Hey guys! I am trying to stay warm in this cold weather we are having. Going outside is just insanity at this moment. Not only is it cold, but we are having gale force winds. So happy I have something so fun to do inside :) And, there are so many stamps I don't have yet...I do stress yet!

Here is today's cold weather creation:



Supplies
Bugaboo Digital Stamp - Theodore Sleep
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Online Store
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - K&Co Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy
My Creative Time - Vintage Sentiments
Spectrum Noir Markers
Wink of Stella
Dollar Tree Ribbon

Another adorable Bugaboo image, right? Thanks so much for stopping by to see another of my creations. Until next time, happy crafting!!



Bugaboo Stamps - January Bingo Challenge Entry #2

Hey guys! Today I would like to share with you my 2nd creation for Bugaboo's January Bingo Challenge.

Here is the bingo card:

This card uses: Die Cut, Snowflake, Bow



Supplies
Bugaboo Stamps Digital Image - Winter Trio
Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug Frosty Friends
Sentiment - My Craft Spot Think Snow
Stampin' Up - Not Quite Navy Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer
Offray Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by to check out another of my creations. Until next time, happy crafting!!