Sunday, July 28, 2013

Humorous Birthday

It is Humorous Birthday week at Come and Get It Challenges. Hope you will come and play. We are sponsored by Bugaboo, and I have used the JJ-Tequila-and-Shoes--Birthday for my card, I just thought it was so darn cute, and I love JJ. I have used mosaic madness designer paper along with retired paper stack Elegant Eggplant polka dots, the ribbon is from my stash colored with Strawberry Slush Ink. and the brads are from the regal pack retired.
Thanks for looking
I will enter this into the following challenges
Bloggers Challenge: They say it is your Birthday
Crafty Ribbons: Anything with Ribbons
Inky Impressions: Birthdays
Craft your Passion: Birthday

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bugaboo Photo Inspiration Challenge


This is my card for the the photo inspiration challenge over at Catch the Bug Blog. I have used  beach duck image from Bugaboo, as well as the stamp sets Plant Hope, for the palm tree, and Sassy Salutations for the Sentiment. 
The colors used are Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, and Pistachio Pudding. The image was colored using Promakers. The embellishments are pool party twine, daffodil delight color dot, and the paper is from the new mosiac madness specialty designer paper. Thanks for looking.

I will enter this into the following challenges
Catch  the Bug:  July Inspiration Photo
Stampin with the Dragon : On the Beach

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CFAS Christmas in July

For our challenge at Crafting for All Seasons this time around is Christmas in July. I am using a digital image from Whoopsie Daisy, who is our sponsor for the challenge. It is such a cute image, and comes colored or not and a snowman on the sheet which is really cute too. I used a simple layout for my card, the designer paper is from Stampin Up which is Be of Good Cheer, left over from last year, the greeting is from Taylored Expressions. I've added the gold glimmer brads, and the bells with seam binding ribbon to finish of the card.
Thanks for looking.

I will enter this into the following challenges
Crimbo Crackers.  Anything Goes for Christmas
The Stamp Spot Challenge. Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


This week at Holly Jolly we have an easy challenge set by Paige for Snowmen. I have used the Snowman with Birdhouse by Serendipity Stamps. I just love this image, I used inks and blender pen to color this guy, using More Mustard, Garden Green, and Ridinghood Red. The sentiment is part of the Holiday Cheer set from Hero Arts. The snowflakes are a foam snowflake with glitter on them from my stash, the ribbon is the retired pleated ribbon from Stampin up, the paper is from my stash.
Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenges.
The Stamp Spot- Christmas in July

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Open Sea Collage

This week at Come and Get It we have an interesting challenge, set by Judy. We are to do collage stamping. I've not done a lot of this in the past. For my card I have used  The Open Sea set by Stampin up to do my collage, and for the designer papers it is from the Nautical Expedition set, which retired, but available on MDS. I have added cherry cobbler bakers twine and a compass charm to add interest. I've decided to leave off a greeting this time as I figure it can be used for any type of occasion. Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenges
Brown Sugar: Anything goes
Crafty Chicks: Lets Here it for the Boys

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bingo time at Bugaboo

It's Bingo time at Catch the Bug, which is the challenge blog for Bugaboo. For my card I have used the the AKV BBQ- 3 Kids for my image, aren't they cute, I've just become a big fan of the AKV's ( A Kids View) images from bugaboo. For this image I colored it with Promarkers, I have used  washi tape for the second panel, kind of reminded me of a picnic table cloth only in yellow instead of red, then I used a piece of paper from DCVW from the Dots, Stripes and Plaids paper stacks. To finish it off I used the word Celebrate from the Send Me Soaring set from Stampin Up, which I cut out with the Stampin Up Banner dies. I used Glimmer brads in Turquoise to finish it off. Thanks for looking.
I will enter this into the following challenges
Catch the Bug Bingo: Using the top line, or the Bottom Line, 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Final day of Bugaboo Christmas in July Event- Recipe Challenge

For this card I'm using the Freebie Friday image, Isn't it cute. Love it, Thanks Bugaboo. My bear was colored with promarkers, I have used an old sketch from Mojo Monday for my inspiration The colors are Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla, to go with the recipe the red is embossed using the chevron embossing folder, I've used retired paper from Stampin up, and the sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer Messages  from Hero arts. Used spellbinders dies to cut out scalloped square and square, and punches for the sentiment. For the bling I added rhinestones and ribbon
Thanks for looking

I will enter this into the following challenges
Catch the Bug. Week of Christmas Event
Crimbo Crackers. Anything Goes Christmas
Milk and Coffee Challenge. Emboss it
Shelly's Images Challenge. Christmas in July

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Day 6 of Christmas in July with Bugaboo- Tag it

For today's challenge at Catch the Bug  it is to use a tag on your project, well I decided to go with a 3d project. I made a box from the top note die from Stampin Up, and used ribbon for the handle, the front is decorated with little sparkle stamp from Sparkly and Bright set by Stampin Up, along with the Greeting, is from the Four the Seasons set, the Star is a chipboard piece that I painted with an  Adirondak sponge dauber in gold, then I added the rhinestones to the edge and in the center I used the image from Bugaboo called Elf Pocket, which was colored and cut out and popped onto the star with dimensionals, The tag has the same elf on it and is another image from Bugaboo called Christmas Tags- Elf. I thought this turned out rather cute having the elf and the tag matching Anyway thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 5 Bugaboo Christmas in July - Make us Laugh

Make  Us Laugh Christmas Card/Project is the challenge at Bugaboo for today as part of there Christmas in July week. I have used Stella Calendar Month December for this card, she is quite the character. Anyway for my card I used paper from my stash, I have made it into a Center Step card, and added ribbon, snowflakes and some flat charms from my stash. The colors used are Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, and Wisteria Wonder, the snowflakes are glittered then colored to match the colors.  Thanks for looking 
 Challenges entered

Catch the Bug: Week long Christmas event Day 
LEJ Design challenge- Anything goes
Songbird challenges   Use Ribbon
Pink by Design Challenge. Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day 4 of Christmas in July at Bugaboo - Bingo


Day 3 of the Christmas in July week at Bugaboo calls for a bingo card, so I've made my card using Old World Santa 1, I've colored him with Promarkers, distressed the edges with my distressing tool, and sponged it with Old Olive Ink, I distressed all the paper, which is from my stash then used pearls and lace ribbon to finish off the vintage look. I stamped my greeting from the Winter Post set from Stampin Up onto the card, above the ribbon. So for the bingo I have the middle line of Distress, Red and Green, and Bugaboo Image, or I have the diagonal line of Pearls, Red and Green and Ribbon, or the bottom line of Ribbon, Bugaboo Image, and Sentiment. or the top line if you count the red border
 around the card, Distressing and Pearls. Thanks for looking.

I will also enter this into the following challenges
Catch the Bug.  Christmas week day 4
Stamp and Create. Christmas in July
Always Something Creative- Christmas in JUly

Winter Scene

This week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges, Judy is our hostess and she as asked us to Create a Winter Scene. I have used the Winter Memories, and Lovely as a Tree set to create my scene. I've colored it with promarkers, and there is lots of glitter on it for the snow. I used some paper from my stash, old olive brads, ribbon from my stash and the sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer Messages set from Hero Arts, which was punched with postage stamp punch and then layered onto a square.
Thanks for looking

I will enter my card into the following challenges
Merry Monday- July Anything goes
Make My Monday - unlinked stamp snowman scene from Winter Memories set
Eureka Stamps- Christmas in July

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day 3 of Bugaboo Christmas in July - Color Challenge

2013 CIJ Color Chllg

For this challenge, I used the image from Bugaboo called Present Bear.  This is the first time I have tried paper piecing with a digital image, which I think turned out rather cute. I used paper from Stampin Up called Be of Good Cheer, from last year at Christmas which is a Raspberry Ripple and Vanilla Color, the bear was colored with Promarkers, the tag is from the set from Stampin Up called That's the Ticket. the card is made with Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. The Raspberry Ripple is embossed with the Chevron Embossing folder. then I added very vanilla brads for accent.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Day Two of the Bugaboo Christmas in July-Sketch


For the second challenge over at Catch the Bug they have given this sketch to work with. I have decided to use JJ Calendar Month Novemer image from Bugaboo for my card, I also used the saying from the petite pairs set by Stampin up. I used the colors of Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay and Rose Red. I have used retiredStampin up paper, from a few years ago, the one is called Holiday Harmony, the other is from a paper stack that was a hostess set. I have used glimmer brads and snowflake brads, and also retired ribbon. Thanks for looking. 
I will also enter this into t he following challenges
Cut it up: Christmas in July must use die cuts
Simply Create Too: Christmas in July
Crafting when we Can: Christmas in July

Sketch by Julie

Julie 7-14-13Cindy

Hi Everyone this week at Come and Get It, we have a sketch by Julie. A very easy simple sketch. I have chosen to use Baja Breeze, and Very Vanilla for my color scheme, I have used a retired paper and the flowers that are now retired from the spring catalog of Stampin Up. The paper is the springtime vintage paper, which was from last year. I have also used a stamp from Sweet Essentials set. The scallops were cut on my big shot using the edgelit dies.
Thanks for looking

I will enter this into the following challenges
Crafty Ribbons: Anything goes with ribbon
Hiding in my Craft Room: Everything other than flowers, pearls and main card came from scraps

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas in July at Bugaboo Show us your Santa

The first challenge from Bugaboo for their week long challenge, is Show us your Santa, and to use the picture as inspiration.You can find out all the details here at Catch the Bug.  Last year Bugaboo released the Tropical Santa set, which I thought perfect for this challenge, my card uses the Tropical Santa- Suntan, which you can get if you click on the link, great image.  I have added the umbrella, and I did a sunburst behind him. So here is my card for this challenge. 
Thanks for looking

I will also enter this into the following challenges
Digitally Sweet- Must use Digital and bright colors, Santa is a digital stamp
Polkadoodles: Summer Fun
Wags and Whiskers: Summer Fun
Simply Create Too: Christmas in July
Christmas Stampin All Year Long: Kraft with another color/pattern

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bingo Challenge for Crafting for All Seasons

Hi Everyone, this week it's a Bingo Challenge at Crafting for All Seasons. Great Bingo card , which I have used the flowers Digital Image and Pearls line, or the Pink, Lilac and Digital Image line.  I am using the image from our sponsor Bugaboo called Tulip Thank You, I've colored it with Promarkers, then mounted it on Regal Rose, then on to Wisteria Wonder, I've used some retired designer paper from Stampin up called Sweet Always, then punched it with Lace border punch then mounted it again on Wisteria Wonder, then onto White card stock that is embossed with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, I've added the Wisteria wonder ribbon and pearls as well. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Julie's Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Julie Bingo-001


Hi Everyone, this week it is Julie's Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Holly Jolly, Just pick one line horizontal, vertical or diagonal and make a card or project with the elements. Great Easy Fun, so come join us won't you.
We are also sponsored this week by Fred She Said, beautiful Digital pictures, Stamps, or Cutting Files. For my card I used the beautiful lantern with poinsettias,  as I decided to make a 3d card for a change. I also used Crystal Effects on the lantern itself. I used the sketch from Christmas Cards with Sketches Challenge. For the Bingo I managed to use the line of Ribbon, Die Cut and Embossing, or Pearls or Gems, Stitching ( Ribbon is stitched) and Embossing, or the other diagonal, which is Designer Paper, Die Cut, and Pearls or Gems. So take your pick lol. Anyway thanks for looking.

I will enter this into the following challenges
Paper Players: Christmas in July
ABC Challenge: Christmas in July
The Stamp Spot: Christmas in July

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Color Challenge

This week at Come and Get It we have a color challenge set by Shell. They are nice warm soft colors and fun to work with. We are sponsored by Fred She Said this week so you have a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate from her store. I have chosen not to use Fred She Said image this week but to use a new stamp set that I just got from Stampin up, called Six Sided Sampler, along with the new Hexagon punch, just did a random stamping and punching, and then added the sentiment, I layered the colors of card stock and added the retired pleated ribbon in Baja Breeze. The colors are Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.
Thanks for looking, and have a great day.

I will also enter this into the following challenges
Scrapper's Delight: use dies or punches

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Something New

Hi Everyone, This week at Holly Jolly, we are to use something new for our projects. For my project, I've used a new stamp set that I just got called Lovely and Lacey by Stampin Up. It has some wonderful motifs that can be used for any occasion. The colors used are Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, and Pool Party, I've added some rhinestones to the centers and finished it off with a greeting. Thanks for looking