Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bugaboo- BINGO

The Catch the Bug (Bugaboo) Saturday Challenge for this week is a BINGO challenge

  While it looks like a Valentine card, it is actually for my husband and my 32nd Anniversary which is in a few days!  For the BINGO, I used Bugaboo image, Embossing and Sparkle.  The image, Ava and Deacon Heart was colored with Copic Markers.  The die is Gina Marie and the embossing plate is Sizzix. The sentiment is Hero Arts.
  We defer Valentines Day until our Anniversary, as everything is so much more reasonably priced- dinner, flowers, etc......

Daisy Chain challenge- Have a heart

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings-"Love Your Pet Day"

It's the 15th of the month, and that means its time for the Dueling Darlings!  Our hostesses for this month are Tracie (Dazzlers) and Bard (Divas).  Tracie sent us the cutest images and kit!

 This fun image and sentiment (also the balls) are from Newton's Nook Designs (Fetching Friendship).  The dog and ball are colored with Copic markers. Tracie stamped the images on Neenah Classic Crest cardstock using Gina K amalgam ink. The DP is by Authentique (Companions).  The ribbon and brads are from her stash.

 This is Sir Theo the dog, who has attached himself to my husband. My husband is trying to sit down and the dog hopped up and made himself at home.....  If I am playing with the dog and my husband walks by, he takes off and follows him....... 

 The dog, Sir Theo the pup, was at our house last weekend.  I was trying to teach him drop.  It worked well as long as I had a treat for him.  If dice....(he likes to play and wrestle you for the ball or toy).   But, alas, a Granddog- he goes home after a bit of time...until next time Sir Theo. 
  Sir Theo the Pup has an Instagram page HERE.  His breed is called Black Mouth Cur and he was a rescue- as a pup, my daughter is his 3rd owner. He is very active and playful, but not growly at other dogs or people, so not sure why he was taken back- a little seperation anxiety, but, as I mentioned, he attaches himself to someone (my husband when my daughter is not around) and he is OK. 

 Back to cardmaking.......Be sure to hop along and see what my teammates, the Dazzlers- and the other team, the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )

Blogs: Darlene  ,  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 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Washi Bunnies

Washi is fun to use and not stressful at all!  So, these bunny cards are created using two separate but equally easy techniques.

 This card is created by cutting cardstock the approx length and width of the die and covering it with Washi Tape, then cutting out the bunnies and layering them on the DSP. The sentiment is from a Hero Art set.

  Here is the pink bunny before die cutting......

The 2nd card is done by die cutting the bunnies out of the DSP, then adding the Washi to card that will be under the DSP.

  Here is the card underneath.

 I used a portion of an Inkadinkado sentiment for the card.

Do you have much Washi???

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Fun with Washi tape

 Using my stuff, of course I needed a little more for the project : )

 I had fun with a die that cuts a "Gap" in the cardstock and laid Washi on the lower level. Once the die cut cardstock was raised on dimensionals, I embellished with a Cheery Lynn butterfly made from a sheet of Distress inks and has Wink of Stella and rhinestones to jazz it up.  I added a strip of Washi down one side of the card, and a sentiment across the lower levels.

***This can be accomplished with ANY border die or border punch : )

I have a couple more Washi projects in this series coming i a bit later : )

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Tuesday Throwdown-Falling Hearts

The Tuesday Throwdown challenge for this week is "Falling Hearts".  Our Sponsor is My Grafico who provided the Cat Valentine images to us. 

 The Cat Valentine image from My Grafico was colored with Copics, then I fussy cut it.
A prior sponsor was Sunny Studios, and I used the background and sentiment from stamps they provided us.  The hearts background was inked up with 3 pink SU markers, then spritzed with a water bottle. I did have to stamp the falling hearts image twice for the width. After that dried, I lightly daubered on Pixie Pink SU ink.
  Dimensionals were used to pop up the image from the background. I intentionally left a little spot in the center white to highlight the cat's head. Fun, quick and CAS for me! 

 You have 2 weeks to join is in the Falling Hearts challenge HERE.

Always Fun Challenges- Love-Valentines
Pile it On- Pretty in Pink
2 Crafty Critters Crazies- Critter on card

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Bugaboo- Love is in the Air

The Bugaboo challenge for this week is "Love is in the Air". I made a card for my Granddog to give to my daughter- his 'Mom' for Valentines day.  LOL How sweet, huh?

The image is HERE  How sweet!  I colored with Copics. Memory Box Stitched Circles die was used to cut out the image circle.  Memory Box Love die was cut out 3 times in gray, and colored with a Wink of Stella shimmery pen on the top layer.
  I used cardstock in my recycle/retired lot for this card.  I embossed the mauve CS with a Cricut/Cuttlebug folder and highlighted a few of the hearts with a Wink of Stella Pen. I tried to mimic the color in the girls shirt and hair tie,

You have a week to join us at the Catch the Bug challenge Blog- come join us!!!

Brown Sugar- Love and/or Valentine
Cute Card Thursday-AG
Little Red Wagon-  Something Sweet! 

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Card Kits-Feb

I am in a card kit group.  We send a kit each month to a member, and one month we are a recipient. We request our wishes and that guides the kits.  This month is my month to receive, and I requested Purple (my mother's favorite color) and thinking of you or Sympathy cards.

 This card kit was from Jeanette- just a portion of the kit.  The image is Flourishes. I colored it with Copics. I so love this pretty card, and sadly, have already used it!

 This was from Sue and one was already made, I had the ingredients to make a 2nd- just fantastic!!! I do not know where the dies are from, but so love them!!!

Finally, a kit from Bard D.  I added purple with a Copic marker in dots on the flourish of greenery, and added rhinestones with Copic V52 coloring.  I love this ribbon image -it is stamped and is so realistic- may just have to have this stamp set bu SU : ) 

More kits to come this month!  What a cool swap group to join!!!

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Thursday, February 7, 2019


February 2019: Hostess/Tracie (taclary) on Splitcoaststampers for the Crafters of Faith Challenge

Challenge: OK everyone I have the challenge for February. Since February is Valentine's Day, 
Please make a card about Love. {... I will dedicate my card to my mom}

Scripture: I am selecting 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 "Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

I could not resist using a new Bugaboo image Two Hearts. This image was a freebie in the Bugaboo newsletter : )

 I thought it was a great image for the theme, as when we marry, our hearts are one. Our desires, needs, wants are now seen in the lens of 'us' instead of just 'me'.
  I colored the image with Copic markers. The background was done with a Stampin Up stencil- hearts- never used before- and initially I was water coloring through the stencil, but I progressed to sponging color through the stencil in Pinks and Purples using SU inks. I sponged Pretty in Pink ink over the entire background.  Yep- that cardstock started out as plain white!
  I used some Pink Bias Tape for the bow. The cardstock base is Rose Red - which has to be my absolute favorite SU color.
  I hope you can see the shimmer I added- on the white later right over Rose Red, and the white around the hearts in the bird image.  Also, around the white outline of the Two Birds.  The sequins in the corners are also SU.

If you go to, and go to gallery and search COFfeb19, you can see all of the cards created for this challenge.

Addicted to Stamps and more- Make your mark
Double D's- Inspiration board
Crafting from the Heart- AG
Dare 2 Be Artzy- Love
International Art and Soul- Make your own Background

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Year of the Pig

Happy Chinese New Year!  It is the Year of the Pig : )  This cute image is a freebie from Michael Strong.

  This is an digital image by Michael Strong.  (It comes pre-colored and black & white- and a stamp is in the works).  I did color the image using Copic markers.  Gold metallic cardstock was used to cut out the die that was used on Gina K red cardstock. The Happy New Years Kanji was from Michael a year or two ago.

Do you know your Chinese New Year sign?  I am the Year of the Rat : )

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Bugaboo- Anything But a Card

  Bugaboo posts on Mondays at the Catch the Bug Blog are "Anything But a Card".  I was loving the Oldies But Goodies card I made-from last Thursday, and had a box that needed 'fixin up, so went to town with the supplies on my desk!

This image is called Kidz Bella Heart. The die is Memory Box stitched Circles. I added some older SU pink ribbon. The sentiment by Create with TLC  is trimmed by hand and backed with cardstock. The sweet image was colored with Copic markers. Stamping Up cardstock layered with retired DSP.  The trim is from my stash drawer : )

 Can you see thru the acetate?  The box is filled with Dark and Milk Chocolate Dove candies in the shape of hearts.  Personally, I prefer Milk Chocolate!

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