Sunday, July 30, 2017

I Am Beach Bound!!

We are on our way to our annual beach vacation...and I can't wait!!!!! To hear the waves crashing, there is no better sound to lull you off to sleep! So of course being the hostess of this week's CAS challenge over at The Outlawz, a beach themed card is what it will be!! I love the color combo of aqua and kraft for beachy cards. I stamped using the By the Sea and By the Sea 2 sets from Gina K Designs. As for the sentiment (Word Salad by Paper Smooches), I went with a darker brown ink so it would stand out. A little twine and some fun foam on the back of the aqua layer to pop it up onto some cream and my CAS card is done! Quick and easy for sure. Join us this week over at The Outlawz for a clean and simple beach theme project. And I'll see you in the ocean!!!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Just Saying Hello

It's time for a new Freebie Friday at Bugaboo so say hello to Molly Moo Garden. While you're at the Bugaboo store, take advantage of the 50% off Christmas in July digi sale going on till the end of the month. What a perfect opportunity to stock up on your favorite Bugaboo images!!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Merry Christmas

Yes, I'm continuing my Christmas in July card creations!! After all, have you seen all the adorable holiday images over at Imagine That Digistamp? I really think you're gonna want to!! Check out the sweet Candy Cane Teddy I used here. I went with the pre-colored version, of course!! Talk about a time saver!!! Now head on over to the Creative Playground for more inspiration from the Imagine That Digistamp design team.  

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Consider This Card a Hug

The CAS group over at The Outlawz has a new challenge this week - Monochromatic. No one is more surprised than I am when I reach for shades of purple...not a favorite color of mine. But I found this piece of pattern paper scrap and ran with it!! The flowers are the Stitched Flowers Die from My Favorite Things and the sentiment is from the You Are Loved Messages by Hero Arts. Now join us with your monochromatic creation at The Outlawz.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Humorous Christmas in July

Day 5 of our Christmas in July fun at Catch the Bug -- make a funny project using this photo for inspiration.

I found this Bugaboo image, Rudolph Stars, in my pile of already printed off digis. And, believe it or not, I also found this sentiment!! Now it's your turn to share your humorous creation with us over at Catch the Bug as we celebrate a week of Christmas in July.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Release and Bingo - Christmas in July

 Welcome back to Day 4 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July challenge week. Today it's all about playing Bingo. We also have a new release to share with you. Head on over to the Bugaboo store where you'll find all digis 50% off when you use code BUGXMASINJULY.

Here's my card using the new release, Bear in Stocking. Isn't he adorable?!!! As for Bingo, I went with sparkly (thanks to Stickles), Sentiment and Embossing. Now it's your turn to share your creation with us by playing bingo and linking up over at Catch the Bug. See you there!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wrap it Up

Mondays at Catch the Bug are Anything But a Card day, and today is no different. Because we are celebrating Christmas in July, our challenge is to create something you'd wrap up a gift with. But there's a twist...use non-traditional Christmas colors. Love it!!

I went with a gift tag, using the Bugaboo image Christmas Brat - Girl Elf. Brown, red and black is my color palette...definitely non-traditional!! Join us over at Catch the Bug for Day 3 and let's wrap it up with a twist.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July Day 2

It's Sunday sketch day over at Catch the Bug for our Christmas in July celebration. Talk about a fun sketch, sure hope you can join us!!

Of course, loving snowmen so much, I couldn't resist using the Scene It - Snowmen Fun from Bugaboo. Another reason I used it was because it was in my "already printed off" pile!!! Now it's your turn to share your card using the sketch from Day 2 of Christmas in July, Bugaboo style that you can find over at Catch the Bug

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Christmas in July Bugaboo Style

Today's the day, it's Christmas in July, Bugaboo style!!! Head on over to Catch the Bug for all the challenge details for this week...yes, we have Christmas challenges all week!!! Now join us for Day 1, sparkle and shine.

Here's my sparkly card using the Bugaboo image Winter Bird Skates. Right now it's not in the store, but as soon as it is, I'll link to it so you can add it to your collection (and right now, you can get 50% off ALL digis by using the code BUGXMASINJULY). I used 3 different colors of Stickles on the bird along with Nuvo glitter paste and a stencil for the background. Clean and simple with just enough least for someone who doesn't like glitter (don't hate me!!!). Can't wait to see what you create for our Christmas in July Sparkle & Shine challenge at Catch the Bug.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Feel Better

Welcome to our latest clean and simple challenge at The Outlawz --  use a farm animal. I already had this adorable Bugaboo image printed up and cut out so I went with it. Keepin' it simple because, after all, it a clean and simple challenge!!! Haha!! Hope you can join us this week at The Outlawz.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Outdoor Fun

It's time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug and our theme this week is Outdoor Fun. I used the fun Bugaboo image JJ Gardening. Now to some people, gardening is loads of fun, but not to this gal!!! I am clueless when it comes to what to plant and where so that's why I call upon my master gardener friend to design my landscaping as well as plant everything!! The fun for me is watching everything grow from the comfort of my air conditioned home!!!!! Hope you can join us for some Outdoor Fun of your own!!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Bugaboo's Oldie but Goodie

I'm always printing off way more images than I need so I've stock piled quite a collection. I go through that pile for some Bugaboo images for the Thursday Oldie But Goodie post found over at Catch the Bug. Today I used the adorable Ava Flower Patch, coloring her up with copic and spectrum noir glitter markers. I also used some pattern paper from my scrap pile! Now be sure and head over to Catch the Bug to see what other members of the Bugaboo design team created with their oldie but goodie Bugaboo images. 

Happy Holiday -- In July!!

I warned you there would be lots of Christmas in July cards!! Today I used from Imagine That Digistamp the adorable Raymond's Reindeer Friend. I love the addition of the dark grey along with the traditional red and green. Such a darling image!! Now be sure and head over to the Creative Playground to see other inspiration from the Imagine That design team.

Challenges I'm entering my card to include:
Christmas With the Cuties - Clean & simple
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Animals
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Enjoy Your Day

I couldn't wait to share the latest sketch going on at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge because it is so much fun...and a great way to use up scraps!!

And here's my card following that sketch!! I pulled out an old My Mind's Eye paper pack and started cutting out my strips. I then sponged brown ink along the edges. I feel that really helped each strip really stand out. I then tied on some linen thread and attached a tag with a sentiment from an Avery Elle set called The Reef. Now it's your turn to share your project using the fabulous sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and Bugaboo

I decided to play along with the latest sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. As always, I love a good sketch that lets me add pattern paper because, well, I HAVE SO MUCH OF IT!!!!! 

Another reason I wanted to join them is that Bugaboo is the sponsor...and I have so many of her images I simply couldn't resist.

Here's my card, using the adorable Fancy Sunbonnet July - USA image that isn't in the store as of yet. Jodie is still working on getting all of her images added to her new store, but with thousands of images to import, it's simply taking a bit of time. Now I hope you join in over the next two weeks at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for your chance at winning some Bugaboo goodness!!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Under The Sea

This week we have a fun CAS challenge at The Outlawz -- Under the Sea. I had been watching The Little Mermaid with a friend and her young daughter and that song was stuck in my head. What a perfect challenge theme I thought to myself!!! Funny where we find inspiration for this crazy therapy we call card making! Being short on time to get my card done, I went to my pile of previously printed digi images and found this cute one from Doodle Pantry. I'm still sad that her store has closed, I loved her images. I even found the coordinating digital paper too. This card went together in a snap! Now I hope you can join us for some Under the Sea fun at The Outlawz. And if you need some inspirational music, just sing along with these words...

 "Under the sea
Under the sea
Darling it's better
Down where it's wetter
Take it from me
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we devotin'
Full time to floatin'
Under the sea"

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Li'l Drummer Boy

It's time for a new link-up anything goes challenge over at the Creative Playground. I enjoy making lots of Christmas in July cards so get ready to see some this month!! Here I used a sweet Imagine That Digistamp image called Li'l Drummer Boy. Now each month if you play along using an Imagine That Digistamp image, you will receive the feature set and this month that set is called Baby Mermaid. And talk about adorable!!! Join us at the Creative Playground and get your hands on the sweetest Baby Mermaid you ever did see!!!