Saturday, February 22, 2020

Bugaboo Saturday Challenge

We have a color challenge on the Bugaboo challenge blog, aka Catch the Bug challenges.

I used the sweet digital image called Flower Ladybug Love. My husband and I are celebrating 33 years TODAY!  I have a couple of cards for him and will give him this one at dinner.  He has taken the day off of work and has a sly grin, no idea what his plans are yet!

 The image is diecut using a Memory Box stitched rectangle die. I used Copics for coloring. The DP is MME Lost and Found Union Square. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

 Here are the colors we are to use this week- hope you will join us!!!

Aud Sentiments- AG
Little Red Wagon- Have a Heart

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Bugaboo Oldie but Goodie

At Bugaboo, we are posting using 'Oldie but Goodie' images!

 I used the digital stamp called BugTeddyFlower which is in the store HERE.  The Sketch is from Cheerful Sketches month of Feb challenge.

 The image is colored using Copic markers. The die is from Memory Box and is the stitched circle die. The flower is Prima, and is also colored usinf Copic markers.  The DP is Bo Bunny.

Cheerful Sketches
As You Like it Challenge-Your favorite animal and why- who doesn't love a Teddy Bear : )  
Always fun - asking for Animals as well- this one is going to a 15 year old at Mayo clinic- in the hospital for a month getting Chemo

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Whats the Buzz

This is for a Splitcoast challenge that called for Bees

  The images are (retired) Stampin Up. Distress Oxide inks are sponged over the background.  The bee stamp is stamped on black then purple. Shimmery Washi tape is applied to the background.  The image was colored using Copic markers.  The die cut is Memory Boc stitched circle die. The sentiment is hand lettered.

Crafty Cardmakers- Love is All You Need
Allsorts- Die/punch
My Time to Craft- Love Me Do

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Jan's Digital- Cottontail Easter

It's time for challenge #8 at Jan's Digital Stamps Challenge.  I am in love with this sweet new set called Cottontail Easter- new in her store- her coloring is so beautiful that I used the pre-colored images.

 I printed out a number of the precolored eggs and decided to make a frame with them,  Then, I thought, why not a shaker?  The background card is a yellow shimmery cardstock. The bunny is a precolored image as well.
 My Mother taught china painting, and these beautiful eggs remind me so much of her work.  I will be using them over and over!

This sweet card is for a little one.  For his first Easter!  The sentiments I used on my cards are also part of the set. You can find Cottontail Easter HERE in the shop.  The images come in black and white AND precolored.

 The Challenge Blog is located HERE.  The challenges run two weeks long and the theme is always Anything Goes!  I hope to see you pop over and join in!!!

Challenges: TBA

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Thinking of You

I had a bit of time to create today, so went to the Featured Stampers challenge at SCS.  I found a beautiful card HERE. I made a template and created a card!

When you take off the band, the card opens up and the green layer opens to where you can write a note.

 When I was in the Netherlands last summer, I bought a kit by Yvonne Creations.  I used the Scan n Cut to cut out the images. There are three layers, and I used dimensionals to layer them up. The edging is from a MS punch using white cardstock.  The DP is by Prima. The cardstock is from the kit. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. The pearls are Kaisercraft.

Fun day to create and I enjoyed using this kit finally!

Day of the Month Card Club- send a card to a friend
Sweet Stampers challenge- Hearts and or Flowers
Allsorts- Dies and or Punches
Crafty Friends- Gemstones/Pearls

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Dueling Darlings- Let Me Call You Sweetheart!

For the Febuary Duel of the Dueling Darlings, I am the hostess of the Dazzlers and Carol is the hostess of the Diva's. We chose the theme, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart".

 I made 2 cards with my kit : )  My Anniversary is next week, so one of these will be going to my hubby!

 and the 2nd card:

Kit Ingredients:
Images: The Project Bin- please use handmade logo on back of your card
Cardstock- Neenah Solar White- this is the one Jennifer McGuire recommends
Ink- Memento Black Tuxedo
SU cardstock for hearts and X & O's  - one retired not marked (101991), Rose Red, Purely Pomegranate
Ribbon- SU Rose grosgrain
White ribbons- The Ribbon Boutique, Rose Gold cording- Target $1.00 spot
DP- American Crafts
Silver Metallic- Paper Studios
Sizzix 3-D heart EF
Project bin hearts and xo’s.  Also a neg of the heart in case you want to sponge any : )
Concord & 9th Love in silver metallic
Sunny Studio Fishtail banners
larger adhesive hearts- Paper Studio
Park Lane- pink rhinestones
Memory Makers-heart brads

Stash- tags

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  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy   

My Time to Craft- Love Me Do
Alphabet Challenge- w- Anything you Wish

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Opposites Attract

Happy Valentine's Day! Today I had a few minutes and thought I would do a Splitcoast challenge.  The MIXabilities challenge is to use opposite colors on the color wheel. (Colors across from each other).

 I had fun- using a stamp that I have not inked up yet as well.  I used Distress Oxide inks. I inked the inks on, then sprinkled droplets of water onto the card. Next, I inked moe color on through a stencil.  I decided to use Nuvo Glitter gel through a stencil as well.  Next, I added black inking around the edges to make it pop a bit.
 The image is from Technique Junkies.  I stamped it first and masked it.  I colored it using Copic markers.  The sentiment is part of the stamp- all one.
  I have been thinking about letting my hair go decided to make her about my age : )

Creative Artiste Mixed Media

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Destination- New York!

 The Teapot Tuesday challenge this week at Splitcoaststampers was a destination card.  The card is for a stamper who fell and broke both of her wrists, and had to have surgery. She and her husband were quite the travelers...... I hope this card will cheer her up!

 I stamped up this Technique Junkies image on Cannon Mixed Media paper, and watercolored it.  I added the SCS color challenge for the week as well. I used Zig and Arteza waterbrush pens.  I scribbled ink on a craft mat and watered the color down a touch- the lightest blue I have is Cobalt.... 

 As long as I was at it, I stamped the image on Kraft cardstock.  It is by Park Lane and from Joann fabric. It is a coarser cardstock, so used me positioning tool to get a good image, eventually deciding to use Versamark and embossed it with Black EP.  Initially, the plan was to use colored pencils, but I used the watercolors from above instead and used the same colors- just bolder shades.


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Monday, February 10, 2020

New Baby 6"x 6" scrapbook pages

It's ABAC at Bugaboo Digital Stamps today.  ABAC=Anything But a Card. You can see all of the DT creations at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

 How sweet!  New parents of a baby girl and first baby on both sides of the family!  And, the sweet baby herself!

   This image is called Baby Word 01. It is colored using Copic markers.

  And, these images are from a set called baby Trio.  Images were colored with Copics and a touch of Wink of Stella was used for shimmer.

Challenges: TBA

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Stenciled ATC

One more challenge ATC done- this one was to use inspiration from a Stencil store!!!  I can so that!!!

 This is a distress ink background, spritzed with water after adding to cardstock, then added stenciling plus stenciling using Texture paste.  Next, I added flowers via a stencil.  I added Sakura Gelly Roll pen over the stenciled flower petals. 

 Over at, I added this to the Satirday Inspiration challenge.  I enjoy making ATC's and also love a challenge : )

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