Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Age is irr-elephant

I have been wanting to participate in the Bugaboo 7th Annual Birthday Bash, but I have had so many obligations this week I just haven't been able to keep up.  I did do the color challenge today and hope to do a few of the other days.  I used a sentiment from TLC.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Sleepy Head
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - 
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Age is irr-elephant
Washi tape - unknown
Circle punches:  EK Success
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Catch the Bug - Bugaboo 7th Birthday Bash Day 3 Beachy Color Challenge
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 83 Birthday Bash
Creative Knockouts - Ch.176 Celebrations
Crafty Gals - Ch. 105 Use Patterned Paper
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 264-265 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 233 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 222 use gold or silver

HB for goodness cake

Sasayaki Glitter has a new progressive challenge and this is the image called birthday fly.  I think he is kind of sassy so I added some wiggly eyes and glitter pen on his wings as well as Glossy Accents.  The sentiment is from TLC.




Patterned Papers:  Sweet Shoppe - A Happy Family Celebrate Us
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Sasayaki Glitter - Image 7 Birthday Fly (see above for direct link)
Sentiment: TLC, Create - HB for goodness cake
Buttons:  Stash
Hemptique
Eyes:  Darice
Glossy Accents
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Allsorts - Ch. 398 Wings on things
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 176 Celebrations
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 460 Buttons
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 83 Birthday Bash
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 171 Anything Goes



Saturday, January 14, 2017

I for Ice Skating

Here is a card using an image and sentiment from TLC.  The image was just in Paulette's vintage club this month at TLC and she just had another one today with the adorable skater having a tumble.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Winter Sparkle Land
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp: TLC, Create - Ice Skating Twirl Vintage Sketch
Sentiment:  I is for Ice Skating
Bling:  Paper Studio
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Di's Design Challenge - Snowy Winter Challenge
Brown Sugar - Ch. 233 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 325 Snowflakes
Polkadoodles - Wk 2 Anything Goes

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Basorexia

I saw this sketch and knew that I just had this stamp that I got that would be perfect with the sentiment from TLC which actually almost sounds like a disorder or disease, hehe.  Being a fair blonde haired person, I don't usually wear a bright red lipstick, but I like the look of the red lips.


Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Heart attack
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp & Die: Recollections
Ink:  Distress - Fired Brick
Bling:  Michael's

Challenges
Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch 270
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 171 Anything Goes with a sentiment
Dream Valley - Ch. 147 Something New (New stamp)
Sweet Stampin' - Something New (New Stamp)
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 81 Bright Colors

Wishing you a tub full of fun!

We have had such variations in weather the past few days.  It was warm Tuesday and 43 so we had rain which was bad since the ground was frozen so I had water leak into my basement and not to the area where I have a water pump, but where I had new flooring placed.  So we were shop vacuuming it up and now I have fans trying to dry out the flooring and where it got onto some carpet.  Then it cooled off so it was freezing so we had slippery roads and slick travel.  Even on Wednesday afternoon the temp fell quickly and it was 22 and their was some freezing rain and then a dusting of snow so the roads were so slippery.  I went just a few miles for an appointment and I can't tell you how many accidents that I saw and car pile ups.  I luckily made it home and stayed here the rest of the night.  I don't mind snow just not this freezing rain and slippery roads and the salt trucks are out and it's just a mess.
For my card, I used an image that Paulette posted on Saturday at TLC as a freebie and a sentiment from TLC.  I distressed my papers.  I tried to use bright yellows, reds and teal to be cheery to take away from the drab day.  I also distressed some ink on the sentiment.  This image just reminds me of my three naughty kittens which now are sleeping, but I found that Jazzy stole a pair of my socks earlier today and was playing with them.



Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Miss Caroline
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Cats Vintage Bath Sketch
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Wishing you a tub full of fun
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Tim Holtz distress tool
Bling:  Michael's
Flowers:  Recollection
Spellbinder:  Floral Blooms
Punch:  EK Success
Divine  Twine

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - January
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 142 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 264-265 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 232 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 105 Use patterned paper
Allsorts - Wk 397 Cats or dogs


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Year Resolutions

I didn't make a new list since I made a lengthy list last year, that I am still working on and still haven't given up hope on. Some of these items are need to occur in a certain order.  I have been doing thing to try to take care of myself.  One thing that I do is to get massages on a regular basis because I have issues with my joints since I have been diabetes for 37 years.  There is a challenge at Art Impression for New Year Resolution and I made a card using this stamp for my massage therapist.
My card resolution on this card is NO SENTIMENT - which is unheard of for me since I am on a DT for a Digi company that has daily sentiments.  So this was hard to leave all the sentiments for the inside of the card.



Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  Art Impression - Pamper Yourself
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinder:  Romantic Rectangles
Flowers:  Prima
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Brads: Paper Studio
Pearls:  Recollection

Challenges
Art Impressions - Ch. 199 Card Resolutions (No sentiment on the outside of the card)
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 142 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 221 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Add Ribbon
CRAFT - Ch. 397 Recipe (1 image,  2DP, 3 flowers)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Steampunk Happy Birthday

Imagine That Digistamp has a new release today and this is one of the images, Steampunk Sam.  I used the pre-colored version and the the sentiment from the set.  The paper is from the Steampunk 2 paper set.  There is another Steampunk set available tomorrow and if you buy both there is a bundle available which is a great deal that includes the papers. I distressed the edges of my paper.  I also put Glossy Accents on the goggles on the top hat.  I put a metal Tim Holtz clock on the paper, metal brads that look like screws and Tim Holtz metal pieces on the horse. In addition, I added a blue feather behind the rider.








Patterned Papers:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp & sentiment:  Imagine That Digitamp (see above for direct link)
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz clock & metal pieces
Feather:  Create It
Brads:  Recollections
Tim Holtz distress tool

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - January
Brown Sugar - Ch. 232 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 83 Birthday Bash
Creative Corners - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Celebrate
Sparkles - Ch. 87 Happy Birthday