Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bugaboo Humor Me Wednesday

  I made a card using Gus finally : )  One of my 4 brothers has a birthday in May- and my 1st Grandson was born on his Birthday!  He is younger than I am, but I still thought he would get a kick out of this (Belated) Birthday card!

  I colored Gus Birthday with Prismacolor pencils.  I am unsure of the DP manufacturer. The oval die is Spellbinders. The curved gray die (supposed to look like a roller coaster) is by MFT.

And, in case you wanted to see the Birthday Buddy:

 How they got a 1 day old baby to smile is beyond me!  I will not meet him in person until mid for now- Facetime and pictures!

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Catch the bug-BINGO

The Catch the Bug Challenge for today is BINGO

For this card, I used Pig Vacation by Bugaboo digital images.

The image was colored using Prismacolor pencils. The blue highlights were done with a Copic marker. There is Wink of Stella on the 'sun/sentiment' and the suitcase. There are 2 rows of Washi on the bottom of the card.
  DP is by Echo Park.  Washi and twine from my stash.

This is a side view of the card:

 The sentiment is by Create with TLC.

2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Use a Critter
Color it, Create It, Show it Off- AG
Sweet Stampers- Animals

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings : Masculine and Motorcycles

Carol (Diva's)  and I (Dazzlers) are the hostesses this month, and our theme is Masculine and Motorcycles.

The image was stamped using Gina K Amalgam ink on Recollections 110# cardstock.  The images were fussy cut.  I used an embossing folder for the background, everything else is from the kit.

For the May kit:
Theme: Masculine/motorcycles
Images: Artistic Outpost
Fathers Day-SU, Perks MFT, the others- unknown/unsure
Ribbon- tan & white and black satin- SU, silver twine-Europa, others-stash
Brads-SU, sequins and dew drops- stash
DP- 2 textured papers- Kaiserkraft, woodgrain-Moxie and gray with blue specks-Reminisce

 I am recovering from back surgery- day 3 today....and I woke up in the middle of the night, not time for pain meds checked in with SCS and made a card for today's Sketch challenge using more of the kit up.


 This is for the Sketch challenge at SCS, everything is from the kit except the die.  Please visit the blogs and SCS galleries to see all of the fun cards!

Blogs: Beth ,Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Terry A , Debbie B

Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Allsorts: Transportation
Inkspirational- Adventure

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Bugaboo- Oldie but Goodie

The spring weather is trying to peek in here in the Midwest- and that means flowers!  I absolutely flowers and coloring them too!  So, really enjoyed making up this card using the Bugaboo Floral 1 set.

  I have been using alot of the same colors, so decided to go brighter and cheery today! I printed the image on white cardstock and colored using Copic markers.  The frame die is by Spellbinders (and very old).  The punched edging for the top is by Fiscars. I added a touch of shimmer to the card on the swirls on the image panel. The cardstock is SU. The background embossing folder is also out of the archives!

Crafty Gals Corner- May flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown- Frame It

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Unity-April ATC's

I am a bit behind in posting cards....but wanted to post my April Unity ATC's today. We had themes (not mandatory) of Watercolor and Spring.

 The roses on my bunnies head are stamped again and fussy cut out, then painted- so this ATC has a little dimension.  The image is from 1/17 LOTM (Kit of the Month).

I used a fun technique I saw on Jennifer McGuires blog, called Smooth Alcohol Ink backgrounds. So, that is how I made ATC #2

 I took some pictures as I went along.

 After you do your technique, place a folded sheet of paper in your stamp positioner. That will keep the back of your positioner clean when you stamp. Next, stamp the image.  I placed a piece of vellum over the stamped image, you can use a piece of Washi if you want to the top or a side to hold it in place.  This is where I want the image. I placed the vellum over the ATC and was happy with the placement.  Save that vellum for another project : )
  Now I will stamp the image on the ATC backgrounds I made.  I am now going to use the piece of paper I placed in the background to help guide placement (or put the vellum over the ATC to line it up).  Ink up your stamp and stamp it out.


Here are a few of the backgrounds in a row.  As you spread the ink over the yupo or glossy paper, the Alcohol inks will begin to lighten up a bit.  Just add a few more drops of ink to the felt and repeat the process. 

I loved this technique- and ....why didn't I think of that....!

 Lastly, I added a sentiment on a strip of white paper. I decided to stop after that and viola- done!

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Monday, April 29, 2019


I am posting a Bugaboo ABAC.  I have learned that ABAC stands for Anything but a card.

  I had small piece of DP that I received with an ATC swap, I used this as a starter.  I used this rose that was a nice freebie from the last Bugaboo newsletter- Thanks Jodie!  The sentiment is included with the image (and it also comes without it).  The image was colored using Copic markers. There is some Stardust Gelly Roll pen on the tag as well- for some shimmer : )
  I used Seam binding that was already died and lace, adding a flower that magically appeared right where I was working.  It was the perfect color as well.

We had snow on Saturday- about 3 " and all of my flowers are drooping over today- darn!  I should have cut them and had them in a vase to enjoy for a few more days!  We'll see how the rest of the Winter or Spring- or whatever the season is- will go!!!

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

CYS- orange and a button

For the CYS- or Challenge Your Stash challenge, we have the following prompt from April Hostess Jennifer: aka Jennifrann
~~use two of my favorite things this month--orange and buttons.

  I really loved this challenge.  I have an almost empty DP pack from MME called Tangeringe- it was $3.99 when I bought it- yep- a few years ago......  But I so love it! The background is Groovy Guava cardstock (retired SU). I used a retired SU set called Flowershop, which I also have the punch for.  (and have not used in ages.....).  The button and twine are from my stash.  The sentiment is Hero Arts.

The image looks so bright on my computer-TCV screen (still having computer issues), and looks more subtle on my blog....hope my images do not look so bright on my blog when you view it!!!).  I bought a new computer, but having to set it up- and photo watermark and editing- need a new program- my old one requires 32 bits and my computer is 64.......  If my hubby was not computer savy, my computer would be in the backyard and I would quit all of this....LOL

 The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of ' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the April Cards at Splitcoaststampers for this challenge.

 The group says closed- but we ARE open to new members!


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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Bugaboo- Saturday challenge- inspiration picture

The Catch the Bug challenge is an inspiration picture challenge today!  You can use the flowers for inspiration, the colors, the name it!

   How does this picture scream Spring!!!

 I used THIS image called 4 Block Tulip Square, colored with Copic Markers. I have a background of blue watercolor, and added Martha Stewart punched edges for the top and bottom.  A little twine and its a card!  The cardstock is white and Ballet Blue (SU retired).

Brown Sugar- Spring
QRS Stampede- AG (always)
Moving Along with the Times- Floral
Little Red Wagon- Floral

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Unity ATC's- March

I am having some computer issues, so a bit behind posting some of my cards....... and ATC's.
Today, I am sharing my March Unity ATCs that I swapped.

  We have suggested themes within our group, but are not required to use them.  I did however....  This theme was watercoloring.  These images were in Unity Grab bags or prizes from the GIU posts.  I have been bringing in Monarch eggs and caterpillars the past 2 years, and plan on doing it again- we will not start that until July most likely in this area, but am always called to butterflies.

 Being over 50% Irish as Dad was 100% Irish , I had to create Green!!!   ( I am always drawn to Irish images!!!).  I distressed the background- it was crumpled, ink added, another distress ink over that. I stamped images in different green colors. The sentiment was Gold embossed on Vellum and added over the background, then Gold Glitter Glue added around the border.

My April ATC's will be posted soon....!

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Bugaboo- Friday Freebie

It’s Friday, time for the Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Digital images.

  I really love this cute image. My husband plays baseball on a over 55 league, and I will give this card to him. His season is just beginning.
   I used Distress inks on the background, home Plate was cut from white cardstock. I added embossed sentiment by Technique Junkies. Another TJ Stamp was used on the background. Twine was added as a final accent.

Challenges TBA

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