Thursday, April 30, 2020

Arrrrr....You're a Treasure!

It's Oldie but Goodie day at Catch the Bug (Thursday) aka Bugaboo, and I have chosen a fun image of a pirate.....

 This sweet image was colored using Copic markers and fussy cut.  I added it to DP and made a computer generated sentiment.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Bugaboo- Boo Teddy Bear

Bugaboo's New Release today is named Boo- Teddy Bear.

 This image was colored using Copic markers. The sentiment is by Create with TLC. The cardstock is from TM and is by Fun Stampers Journey. The enamel dots have shimmer in them. I used a white Gelly Roll pen to add dots to the onsie.

Challenges: TBA

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CYS- Use your Oldest Floral Image

For the Challenge Your Stash Group at Splitcoaststampers, Joyce (SCS ashjoy) is the Hostess for this month, and this is our challenge:   
~~ Make a card using a floral stamp that has never been used before.  For a bonus, please send it to someone to show you are thinking of them!

 This image is by Rubber Stampede. I have never used it!  It is stamped on watercolor cardstock. The image was colored using Zig waterbrushes in greens, the Blue is SU Blue Bliss, and the flowers are SU Barely Banana and Apricot. A touch of Pumpkin Pie SU for the butterfly.  I added Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen over the butterfly, then added it to the outline of the sentiment panel (Inside and out) and around the outer edge.  The sentiment is by CC Designs. 
 My Co- teachers for Religious Ed is fighting a health battle currently, so this will be mailed out to her. 

HERE is the link to the CYS gallery at Splitcoast for April over at   Last years cards will also show up! 

We are using up our unused supplies!!!

You can find us at , forums, Swaps, cards, closed- Challenge your Stash.
It says closed swap, but Barb is happy to have new members!

Retro Rubber- Older stamp=I am guessing 5-8 years old!
Crafters Cafe- Flowers

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Love, Help, Care

Another sweet digi from Unity- released for the quarantine....  I saw a prompt for CAS cards on SplitcoastStampers asking to show some dirt.....

 I colored this image using Copic markers. I kept it CAS I think.... but did add a little Kraft cardstock to help pop the image.  The DP is from the Netherlands. I added enamel dots and it is finished!

The Paper Players- Sketch challenge 448

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Next to You

 I had a little time to color last night, so checked in with the SplitcoastStampers challenges.  The Inspiration challenge was to view a photo, and be 'inspired'.

 I had this sweet image by Unity, a digital image, sitting in my 'to do' pile, so I colored it, using Copic markers, die cut it and made it into a card. HERE is my photo inspiration from Splitcoast.  I have two sisters, so the image would really be perfect with one more young lady on it, or two older, wiser women...….LOL OR, I have 2 daughters, so colored using their hair colors as inspiration. 

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Happy Birthday to Ewe

Today is Oldie but Goodie Day at Bugaboo on the Catch the Bug Blog.

I needed a Birthday card this weekend, and really love this sweet digital image. This image is called Happy Birthday to Ewe. I colored it using Copics and added a touch of Wink of Stella.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Sheltering in Place

 This sweet little mouse got stuck in the rain : )  So, using the Daffodil as an umbrella, he is 'Sheltering in Place' to staying dry.

 I stamped the image using black Memento Tuxedo ink,  The image is colored using Copics. The top, Distress ink was added (Stormy Sky) and Glossy Accents added to the raindrops. Twine finishes off the card.

House Mouse & Friends- AG + option of Flowers
Color Throwdown- Yellow, Green and Blue
Double D Challenges- Showers and Flowers
Little Red Wagon- April Showers
Simon Says Stamp- Flowers

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Angel in Scrubs

 This beautiful Angels of Mercy is a digi (set) is from Jan's Digital Images.  It comes precolored and uncolored- this is the color version.

 The coloring is so gorgeous, I could not resist just printing this and putting a card together! And, if you hop on over to the shop, it is offered free for the month of April!  Be sure to check out more of Jan's beautiful digi sets too- all pre-colored and uncolored as well, and loaded with sentiments!

 I am a retired nurse, having spent the majority of my career in Surgical Intensive Care. I wanted to make a card to send to my old (read prior) co-workers.

God Bless all of our First Responders!!!  And, all those working to help us get along every day!!!  You are so very appreciated!!!

Jan's has a monthly challenge where the theme is Anything goes, and 2 winners a month.  Come join us!!!  The APRIL challenge is on until May 3rd.

Challenges for my card: TBA

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Get Well

I was able to create using a technique from Splitcoast and using a Bugaboo image x's 3

 I used a digital image from the set Floral 1  and used the Sketch challenge from last week at Splitcoast. I have had these images printed out for a while, and have been waiting to create using them, and this sketch challenge was perfect!  I am also in an Alpha challenge, and it was a week for B and Z combined, so I used blue and blooms plus Zig-Zag on the edges. The sentiment is from a sentiment set at Graciellie Designs. 

 I have been making lots of cloth masks.  Someone in the community asked for sewers, and since I cannot work at the hospital , I can contribute by making masks. 

Challenges: TBA

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Dueling Darlings- Bluebonnets

Deb and Suzy decided on a theme of Spring in Texas and Bluebonnets. The blue flowers must be a sight to see!!!  I am a Dazzler and Deb sent the team I am on a kit- I made the following:

 The stamps is by Deadbeat Designs. It was stamped on 110# cardstock in Royal Blue ink from Colorbox. It worked beautifully with Copic markers too!  The DP is Paper Studio and the ribbon is Offray, twine from her stash and the jewels are from Parklane.
 The die is cut using a shimmery white card. The sentiments are from Deadbeat designs as well. 

 I used all but 2 of the DP's in the kit. 

Here are the links for all of the Dazzlers and the Divas.  I look forward to seeing all of the different versions or interpretations of the kit!

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

SCS Galleries:    Debbie BTerry S 

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

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Thanks First Responders!

First, Happy Easter!!!

I made a card for my son, who is a nurse.

I so appreciate ALL of those who work on our front lines, and that includes nurses, doctors, grocery store clerks, Instacart shoppers, Amazon workers, etc.... the list goes on!!!

Challenges: TBA

Have a blessed Day!

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Monday, April 6, 2020

60!!! Birthday fun

 Today is the day for the monthly challenge at Jan's Digital Images!  I am thrilled to be Guest Designing for her using the Digital images from her store.  I made a card for my husband's 60th Birthday, which is today!

 Although all of Jan's images come Pre-colored, I used the black and white versions for this card. The image is colored using Copic markers. The die is an older one from MFT. 

When you open the card:

A Happy Birthday sentiment pops up when the card is open. The banner is also part of the Happy Birthday set along with the cake. The best part of digital images, you can size them to fit your project, as in the case of this banner!  The 60 and !!'s are cut using a DieVersions diecut. 

You can find these sets at Jan's Digi Stamp Store

 I hope you will come join us!  The challenge is Anything Goes, and you have a chance to win images from the store via drawing.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

VSN Florabunda

Wahoo- feeling good enough today to color.  I used some VSN challenges at SCS for my inspiration.

 I also added the Sketch challenge at Splitcoast to the VSN Holiday florals challenge.  This poinsettia is from Graciellie Designs and the DP is also digi papers from her store.  The image is color using Copics. The flower was printed twice and one was fussy cut and layered on top of the first using dimensionals.
 Stamp Etching is a technique challenge for ine of the VSN challenges.  I have done this B/W, but never in color- how fun is this!

 Make mine tea, but I loved coloring this up! Copics were used for coloring.  Another Graciellie Designs image and sentiment.
Challenges: TBA

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