Tuesday, September 18, 2018

What Does PC Stand For? A New Release at Bugaboo Stamps

It's Tuesday, and that's new release day at Bugaboo Stamps.  I whipped up this card in a hurry yesterday, in-between packing, errands, and cooking -- all getting ready for a trip to Mayo in Rochester, hoping to find some relief for the peripheral neuropathy I've experienced from chemo.  I'm leaving early this morning.

OK.  So, the sentiment on this card just cracks me up.  I've felt like this more than once!


This digi is called Crabby Cathy - PC, and I colored her very simply with Lyra Rembrandt colored pencils on Kraft paper.  

The designer papers are long retired, from Close To My Heart.  The glittered stars are from my stash.  The glimmer trim is from Close To My Heart.

Check out the Catch the Bug Blog to see the other cute creations that the design team made with Crabby Cathy - PC, then grab her for yourself.  There must be someone in your circle of friends and family that would enjoy this!  

Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Autumn -- for Path of Positivity

It's time for some mid-challenge inspiration over on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  Challenges are Anything Inspirational Goes, with an optional color theme.  This month's color is 'Orange'.   At least 51% of your project should be orange to qualify for the prizes from our awesome sponsors!

Speaking of sponsors, I had the fun of working with a collage sheet from Luna Girl


I used the rose from the Orange Digital Collage sheet on this card. 

I created this center step card with a Sizzix die.  The papers and sentiment on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Fall Sentiment Set.  papers are from the Pumpkin Delight Paper Collection.  There's also a bit of Timeless Twine to finish off the card.

I hope you find time to join us this month at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog for our optional Orange Challenge.  It runs until September 2, and I'd love to see your creations! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys -- Fall Festival of Colors
Always Fun Challenges -- Fall Colors
Crafty Cardmakers -- Autumn Colors
Make My Monday -- Fall Colors

Books -- How I Love Them! for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

It's time for a little mid-challenge inspiration over on the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog.  This month, there is a school theme going on.

I love books!  I love to read many kinds of books, and I think these Library Ants (image #26) do, too!



I colored Library Ants with Copic markers.  I found the quote online and really liked it.  The background paper is digital, and is from Pixel Scrapper.  

I hope you find time to join in on our School-themed challenge at Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog.  It run until October 2, so there's still lots of time to create and link!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
IntAAS -- Nature
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Outlawz Festive Friday -- ATG

Sunday, September 16, 2018

You Float My Boat -- Guest Designing at The Outlawz

It's Sunday, and I have the pleasure of guest designing today at the Outlawz Sunday Challenges.  Sunday is the day for the Songs & Rhymes challenge.  I love today's theme!  It's using the song "Row Your Boat."  Remember that one?

Here's what I created for the challenge:


Here's how the song goes:

Row, row, row your boat,
gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
life is but a dream.

When I thought about the song, I decided to use the rowboat portion of the song for my card.  I found the 2 lovers in the rowboat in the Silhouette Design Store and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo 3.   I created the inky background behind the lovers with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks.  The sentiment was computer generated.   

The designer papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Back to Basics Collection.


The Outlawz have a different challenge everyday of the week to check out.  Join us for the Sunday Songs and Rhymes challenge this week, and have fun with the Row Your Boat theme! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes -- a Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie

Friiiidaaaayyyyyyy!  That means FRREEEEEEE-day at Bugaboo Stamps

I love to read, closing in on 50 books so far this year.  My goal was 25, but I'd met that goal by March, so I've upped it to 52.  I'll have that met in a week or two.  Like I said, I love to read!  That's why today's Friday Freebie from Bugaboo Stamps is particularly fun for me! 



This is Big Books Girl.  It comes with a different sentiment, but this is one of my favorite quote about books, so I used it instead.

I colored Big Books Girl with Copic markers.  I used cutting dies from Paper Wishes to make the bookmark.  The papers and the fibers are from Close To My Heart, and have been retired for quite some time.

The Catch The Bug blog has some other great examples of what can be done with this Big Books Girl on it today, so check it out.  Then, pick up the freebie, and enter the Catch the Bug Challenges.  Join the fun! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Crafting with Attitude -- ATG
Southern Girls Challenge -- Tag, You're It

I love Autumn -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and that means it's the start of a new challenge on the QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  Our challenges start every Friday, go for a week, and are always Anything Goes!  Come join the fun!

This week, in honor of my love of sunflowers, I colored up a pretty one.  It's part of a Fall Set of 4 (digi stamps) at QKR Stampede



I colored up this Fall sunflower from the Fall Set of 4 with Copic markers, then cut out around the block shape.

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are the Sunflower Collection and the Pastel Burlap Collection.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Fall Sentiment Set.  A bit of Timeless Twine finishes off the card. 

I hope you join us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  We have great digis you can win for prizes (like this one!) and I'd love to see what you create!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
CAS on Friday -- Flowers
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
AUD Sentiment Challenge -- Fall plus a sentiment
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- ATG
Cards4Galz -- Thought of Fall

Monday, September 10, 2018

Live, Laugh, Bark -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

I just love dogs, so I also love all things dog, including images of dogs.  So, when I saw this dog and girl stamp in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Store, I knew I HAD to color it up!

This is Happy Puppy...


I colored Happy Puppy with Copic markers, then used a couple of oval stitched dies from Lawn Fawn to cut out the Happy Puppy image and back it. 

I cut out the paw print spray card front on my Silhouette Cameo 3 with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment is a clear acrylic stamp from Stampendous.

There are many cute and fabulous stamps in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Store.  Check it out and do some shopping for yourself!  Check out the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook Group, too, for a monthly challenge, more inspiration, and FUN!

I'd like to  enter this in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge -- All Creatures Great & Small
2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge -- ATG with a critter
D.L. Art -- September linky party
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG
SendASmile4Kids Challenge -- ATG