Monday, July 29, 2019

Birthday Tag

Tags are not easy for me to put together for some reason....but, I thought I'd try to put together a tag for a Birthday, and it came together quickly and I love it!

  This Kraft cardstock is new at Joanne's and I thought I'd give it a try.  The Red dotted DP is from my stash. The image is Bugaboo HERE. I used Copics to color the image and a Sakura Stardust Gelly roll pen to add a little shimmer. A little ribbon and some twine and done!

I always thought summer birthday parties were the best- ice cream, swimming pools, paddleboarding.... family gatherings... how fun is that!  My birthday is NOT in the summer, I just enjoy the thoughts of summer fun!

Creative Craft Cottage- Summer
Crafty Friends- Summer Colors
Krafty Chicks- Tags/bookmarks

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Day 7-and the final day-Christmas in July

Today is the conclusion of the week of Christmas in July at Catch the Bug challenge for Bugaboo Digital stamps.

 Today, our challenge is a color challenge:

and, our prompt is the movie Elf:

And, it's Friday, so I made my card wth the Friday Freebie for today too!!!

The DP is (I believe) from Target dollar spot, the image is colored with Copic markers.  The shimmery gold cardstock the stars (Yvonne Creations) is cut from is Paper Temptress. 

  One more BIG treat, all images in the store are 50% off the entire month of July!!!

Challenges for this card:
CuteNCrafty Christmas- Winter/Christmas
Shopping our Stash- Christmas in July

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Bugaboo Day 6- White Christmas

So for today we are creating using an inspirational photo for the Bugaboo Christmas in July Challenge.  HERE is the link for the challenge blog.


For my card, I used the picture on the left.....

  I used the image Christmas Girl Presents , colored with Copic markers. I added trees cut of sparkly white cardstock. Also, glimmer was added to the red dress and presents- and the camera does not show all of the shimmer.  The DSP is SU- from long ago and retired I am sure!  The sentiment is SU as well.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Bugaboo Christms in July- Day 5 Make us Laugh!

 Bugaboo Day 5 is all about humor!  well, Stella is my go to for humor. We are using some movies for promps for the challenge - the Challenge Blog link is HERE.

  Well, for brightness, I guess I will go with number 1!!!  I am still waiting for my computer from Amsterdam....I left it in the airport...long story, anyway- I miss my photo editing software!!!   oes this card make you sing?  Instead of , "It's beginning to look alot like Christmas", I am singing " It's beginning to cost alot like Christmas"!!!

 THis Dp is unmarked on the back and this is all one sheet. It is possibly from a Target $1.00 spot.......  The red cardstock is Gina K, not quite that bright IRL.....  The die is from MFT, I cut it out three times and so it is raised above Stella : ) . Copic markers were used to color the image.

Challenges: TBA

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Bugaboo- Christmas in July Day 4- new release

I always look forward to new release day at Bugaboo!  I enjoyed coloring this fun image using the movie prompt elf!  We are playing BINGO today!

I used the row across the middle: Sparkle, Bugaboo image and Sentiment

  I used Washi tape for the top and bottom border, and it has the sentiment on it!  The image is colored entirely with Copics. I used a Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen for the sparkle on the snow and on the snowflakes, and I also added Silver sparkly enamel dots too. 

Challenges TBA

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Bugaboo Chirstmas in July Day 3 ABAC

The Christmas in July challenge- 10th Annual- is on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. For Monday 7/22, the challenge is ABAC (Anything by a card).
  The Movie prompt is Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

  This was so easy to put together!  I traced the template from another I had in my stash onto DP, scored the lines, and added holographic snowflakes.  The reindeer- which will being Santa to town is cut out on the Scan and Cut.

 I purchased a gift bag at the dollar strore  (yes, for $1.00) that is a silver holographic pattern.  I added 2" score tape to the back of the paper and cut out the stars an snowflakes.  The die is Yvonne Creations (Holly Jolly collection) .

The ribbon is organdy- retired SU and Silver from my stash.

 I added Sakura Stardust Gelly roll pen to the snowflakes on the reindeer for shimmer.

Cute n Crafty- Christmas in July
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Use a Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft- AG
Christmas Crafts All Year Long- Gifts
Merry Little Christmas-AG

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas in July Day 2- BINGO

We are using the movie theme again AND we have a sketch challenge for day 2 of the Bugaboo Christmas in July party. The movie is called Jingle all the Way.


  I thought this was a really BIG coffee cup at first, then I realized it was a package........  LOL  I have a few friends that would love Coffee gifts.  However, looks like it's a large gift (maybe lots of coffee) OR maybe she is going to hop in that box......!
  Copics were used to color the image, and liquid applique applied to the fur. I added clear glitter to the liquid applique while it was still moist.  I added sparkle with a Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen. The DP is from a few years ago at the Target dollar spot. The die is from MFT. I embissed the red cardstock and added enamel dots.

You can use any image for the challenge, but if you use Bugaboo, you can win big prizes!!! The challenge can be found HERE

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Bugaboo- Christmas in July Day 1

It's time for the annual party to celebrate Christmas in July at Bugaboo Here: Catch the Bug!  There are challenges each day, and a nice group  (boatload) of prizes to be won!!!

 Our first challenge: Pick your favorite movie from the list below and create your project to match that movie!

 This cute Santa image can be found HERE in the store.  The image is colored with Copics and shimmer is added with a Stardust Sakura Gelly roll pen. I picked up this diecut in the Netherlands, and it has Offray red ribbon woven through it. The DP is unknown.  The cardstock is SU.

 You can use any image to enter, but you need Bugaboo images to win the top prizes.  Check the Bugaboo store- there are always Freebies on Fridays AND, there is a huge Christmas in July sale going on right now!!!

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Bugaboo- Friday Freebie

Hello!  I am back from a travel adventure and ready to hit my craft room!!!  This fun and sweet image is the Friday Freebie at Bugaboo this week!!! I took it with me just needing to be colored and assembled.......

  I was visiting a friend and had a chance to try out the SU Alcohol inks.  I am used to coloring with Copics, but like to experiment!  I also colored over parts of the image with a Stardust Sakura  Gelly roll pen for shimmer. I used a Memory Box circle die cut and trimmed off the edge in a couple of places.  The DP is Basic Grey. All of the cardstock is SU. 


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Monday, July 15, 2019

DDD- Christmas in July

For our July swap, the Dueling Darlings theme is Christmas in July. Our hostess is Debbie for the Darlings and for the Divas the hostess in Suzy.

 The image is Stamping Up, and I colored it using Distress inks- watercolored. The gemstones and recipe card are Paper Studio. The ribbon is Offray and the DP is Hobby Lobby.
 I added shimmer with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen-Stardust.

We are all sharing a family recipe for the holidays, and our family has morphed a recipe over time- Corn casserole made by my mother had cheese and saltines.  I am allergic to milk and my DIL and other family members cannot have wheat, so here is Gluten Free Corn casserole.
 You can use add Daiya cheese that is dairy free, or just add it to portions of the casserole.

I love visiting the blogs of my fellow DDD's to see what they create- using the same kit! Here are the links to blogs and SCS galleries to see all of the fun cards!

Challenges: TBA

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 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Bugaboo New Release

Bugaboo has a new release today called Eggbert Christmas.

  On the road again, so watercoloring with Distress Inks : )  The cardstock is SU, The DP has glittery stripes through it. I added Sakura Gelly Roll pen to the  image for some shimmer. The sentiment is SU.

Have you started to think about...Christmas yet?  It is Christmas in July.....!!!

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Unity ATC's

We had a couple of suggested themes for the June ATC swap with the Unity ladies. The first is coloring on Kraft, the 2nd was flowers.

 The image was stamped on Kraft and colored using Prismacolor pencils. I colored up a couple to see what color I prefered. I used Gina K ink for the white (stamping).

 Next, I used Silhouette flowers by Unity
 The background is inked with 2 Distress inks and water droplets flicked onto the card. Then, the image inked using black ink. The sentiment stamped in Versamark and white embossing powder added.

 ATC's are a great way to 'Use your Stuff''.

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