Thursday, April 19, 2018

Betty's Sympathy Card

Before I started my job, I was helping my best friend with her Mother.  She has been failing over the past year, and was in the hospital for a week before she went to hospice to pass away.  There was disagreement among the family about her care and how to handle end of life issues such as hydration, antibiotics and pain medication which was unfortunate for her mother, Betty.  She is at peace now.  This is the card, that I made for my friend using the sentiment from TLC, Create.
Yesterday we got 7.5 inches of snow which should melt by this weekend when we should have temps back up in the high 50's.  This weather is so unusual.  So my parent's Anniversary party is rescheduled for June 9th because they ended up getting 20 inches of snow!!!




Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Punch:  EK Success
Die:  My Favorite Things
Flowers:  Prima; Recollections
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Bling:  Mark Richards

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 509
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 202 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 330 - 331 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 463 Spring Flowers or Showers

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Back up my hard drive?

Well it's a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.  For my card I used Stella Tidbits - Hard Drive. I put Glossy Accents on her glasses.  This is how I feel about my computer since my husband did all the things with it, lol.
This is the weekend that my parents are having their 50th Anniversary party.  My Mom didn't want it in February because she was worried about bad weather; however, here this weekend it is raining and it is suppose to have rain/sleet/snow.  So it will be interesting.  I will see what pictures that I am able to get since she will not agree to having a photographer.  My best friend was going to go along to take photos, but her Mom was hospitalized and now is being put into hospice care so she isn't going to go along.  Change in plans...since the weather was so bad today the restaurant called and canceled the Anniversary party for my Mom and said they would call her on Monday to reschedule.  They got 8 inches of snow and are getting more besides had freezing rain first so cars are just sliding off the road.  So she had to call everyone to tell them and has 150 cupcakes to freeze to save for another day.  She had balloon arrangements that will have to be redone.  The big thing is keeping everyone safe. It's just funny she didn't want to have it in February when their actual Anniversary was since she was afraid of the weather instead waited until April when she thought it would be nice and SURPRISE it was worse than anything we had back then.  Someday we will laugh, but not today.




Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Tidbit - Hard Drive
Flower:  Recollection
Bling: Recollection
Spellbinder:  Small Circles
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 201 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 330 - 331 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 375 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 291 Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 27 Anything Goes

Friday, April 13, 2018

Eight

My nephew turned eight the other week and this is the card that I made for him using the Bugaboo image which happens to be the Friday Freebie this week and a sentiment from TLC, Create.





Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bugs Brat Boy Bugs
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Eight
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Baseballs:  Dress it up
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - April
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 330 - 331 Anything Goes
The Male Room - Ch. 83 Symmetry
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 201 Happy Birthday
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 375 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

There is a new release today at Catch the Bug, and it is adorable. I had to color the flowers purple and put the little girl in peach.  I made this a Center step card, which is one of my favorite layouts. I put gold washi tape on the sides.
I'm sorry if I haven't been around to make comments...with working I feel like there aren't enough hours to craft, get online to post comments, clean my house, make meals and keep up with errands. I need to find an elf, fairy or hire someone to help me out, but I've only had one paycheck so that's not going to happen for sometime.  So please be have patience with me if I don't get to see everyone's beautiful creations in a timely manner like I used to do.



Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - MI Kidz Mom Day
Flowers:  Recollection
Washi Tape:  Stash

Challenges
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 186 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 14 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 240 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 201 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 277 Pearls or Mother's Day
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 328 - 329 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fish Tremble

My son has his Golden Birthday coming up, but I wanted to get the card done so I can mail his present out to him.  He loves to fish so I made this criss cross card for him using a Bugaboo image Boy Fishing Digi stamp along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I dry embossed one flap of the card and put Sakura jelly glitter pen on the fishing line and the firefly trails.  My son is picky and doesn't like to get a standard card, so I thought I would give him a card design that I had not made for him before.



Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Boy Fishing Digi Stamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Fish Tremble
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Washi tape:  stash
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Challenges
Dream Valleys - Ch. 176 Dry Embossing
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 101 Criss Cross Card
International Art & Soul - Ch. 30 Card Type that you haven't tried before (Criss Cross)
Pearly Sparkles - Ch. 27 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Gus Buddha

Today there is a new release at Catch the Bug, and I think it is great it is Gus Buddha and comes with a perfect sentiment...especially after Easter.  I put Glossy Accents on the glasses. Check it out this week while it is half price.



Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Taj Mahal
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Gus Buddha
Bling:  Paper Studio
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 328 - 329 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 13 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 289 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ch. 363 Anything Goes



Sunday, April 1, 2018

Glue Stick

Happy Easter for all of you who celebrate or Happy Spring for those of you who don't. 

Since Easter falls on April Fools Day it is only fitting that I have a Stella card, lol.  Today there is a new sketch at Catch the Bug, and for my card I used, Stella Glue Stick which I find to be too funny and true. I put Glossy Accents on her glasses.




Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Studio
Stamp & Sentiment:  Bugaboo - Stella Glue Stick (see above for direct link)
Glossy Accents
Flower:  Prima
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Pearls:  Mark Richards

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - 328 - 329 Anything Goes
JUGS - Ch. 434 CAS
QKR - Ch. 289 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
4CC - Ch. 396 Anything Goes