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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Monday, April 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings- Out of this World!

The Dueling Darlings have a fun theme this month- Out of This World!  Terry S and  LJ are the hostesses this month. The hostesses provide the theme and a kit with supplies.

and a side view of the wobbler:

 I absolutely love this fun theme! Terry sent a kit with:
Images- MFT Space Explorer Stamp/ die set stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah
Solar Crest White and Gina K Base weight white   Cardstock.
DP- not sure which one I used: MME Blastoff, Echo Park Lost in Space, Photoplay Infinity & Beyond and Photoplay Intergalactic.
Embellishments: Hampton Arts action wobble, Recollections Star Brads, Recollections Bling,  Darcie  Bakers Twine, and Kaisercraft wooden pieces.

 The images were colored with Copics. Enamel embossing powder from Sweetstamps was used on the wood pieces. I employed the action wobble on the astronaut. There is plenty left to make another card : )

Hop on over to the other Divas and Dazzlers to see lots of cards that are ‘Out of This World’!!!

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Happy Easter, Chick!

 I love Sketch challenges, and you can tell I am in a very colorful and vibrant mood !!!

I used the image Skinny Bird Easter colored with Copics for my card. I used dies for the circle elements- the yellow is Sweet Stamps, not sure about the top one....  The dot embellishments are a purplish color- drowned out by the camera.....

The sentiment is Create with TLC.

Come Join us!  The challenge lasts 2 weeks!  We's love to have you join in the challenge!!!

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bugaboo- New Release

 Perfect for this time of year, Bugaboo has a new release image today!

 Yep, April showers bring May flowers!  I love flowers- and especially coloring them, as they do not make me sneeze!!!  These Daffodils and the umbrella are colored with Copic markers. The dies are unmarked- poss MFT, the cardstock- purple JFF, the yellow-So Saffron -is by SU.
  The sentiment is by Sparkle and Sprinkle.

Get Creative- AG no twist
A Bit More Time to Craft- AG

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Use a napkin please!

 I started out to make an interactive card, and I had a fail, so played around and used the Sunday Featured Stamper at SCS as a Mojo/ idea stimulator.....  I picked THIS card, where the scripture or sentiment was really the main focus. 

  From the inspiration card, I used the napkin instead of the smooshing, technique, but used the sentiment and the butterfly.  The music strips and the butterfly were also part of the napkin. 
The sentiment is by Graciellie Designs Unity set called Faith and Hope. 

Challenges: TBA

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