Sunday, February 28, 2016

MOJO Monday #436 - "You Are My Sunshine" Kraftin' Kimmie Spring Kard Kit

Hello krafty peeps!  
Here it is almost the end of February already. Wow!
I wonder how many of us will struggle with writing the
date tomorrow as it's only every 4 years when we have
a February 29th.  Today is my nephew's birthday.
Good thing he came when he did or he'd only be 
5 years old instead of 20 - LOL!

Today I have a card to share with you that I made
from some of the papers and embellishments from 
the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps limited edition
Spring Kard Kit which features this adorable
NEW clear stamp set called "You Are My Sunshine".

I used the sketch from MOJO Monday #436
as the inspiration for my layout - I kept it CAS.

I'd like to enter this in the following other challenges:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #266 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges #300 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #103 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenges - AG w/twist "include an animal"

Well...that's it for me today! Hope you  have an awesome day and
a terrific next week.  Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Catch the Bug Challenges - Stella Says Sketch #404

Hello crafty peeps, hope each of you is doing well today!
Every other Sunday of each month at Catch the Bug Challenges 
there's a new STELLA SAYS SKETCH challenge for you to try.

Here's Sketch #404 - it's a goodie!!
This is kind of a long and skinny card sketch, but
it could also work well for a square or traditional A2 size.
I went with the long and skinny option and flipped  
the sketch vertically for my card today
(the overall size is 4" x 6")

This sweet little image called "Edward Valentine"
was perfect for my daughter's valentine this year
(she LOVES elephants).  I added my own handwritten
sentiment for a personal touch.  

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #182 - Make Your
The Alphabet Challenge Blog - Z is for Zoo Animals
The Corrosive Challenge Blog Challenge #2 - Love, Love, Love
The Crafter's Cafe  Challenge #143 - Love is in the Air
Crafty Calendar Challenges -February "Love is in the Air"

I hope you will be joining us for Stella Says Sketch #404!
Have a wonderful rest of the month :o)
Hugs D

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Catch the Bug Challenges - Oldie but Goodie

Hello friends and followers - happy Thursday!
On Thursdays at Catch the Bug Challenges we
feature some of the wonderful Bugaboo digital stamps
from the Oldie but Goodie category (really that just means
not brand spankin' new but still soooo good and fun to use).

Since this is the month for love, I'm sharing a valentines 
card that I made for my son using a really fun image 

I don't typically make many valentine's cards - 
really just for my family.  I know they enjoy receiving
a handmade card.  Both of my kids save theirs -
makes my heart happy :o).

I used two things that I don't use very often on this card
buttons and twine.  Not sure why...I think I just forget :o)
Don't really need to add much when you have an image 
that is this adorable.  The inside says
"I Freakin' LOVE You".   And I really do :o) 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Come and Get it Challenges - Love is in the Air"
The Corrosive Challenge Blog Challenge #2 - Love, Love, Love
Creative Card Crew #106 - LOVE
Addicted to Stamps and More! #181 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Monday, February 8, 2016

Catch the Bug Challenges - Anything But a Card Monday - Valentine Treats

Happy Monday (if there is such a thing LOL) crafty peeps!
Mondays are always a good day at Catch the Bug Challenges
because it's the day that the talented DT for Bugaboo Stamps
share some extra creativity with you by making a project

I've chosen to make some little valentine's treats for my co-workers.

Here's a closer look at the images I used from the 

   Oh my goodness...arent' they FUN?  
I sized each image so that it would fit in a 1 3/8" circle punch.
They were pretty quick to put together.  It took me longer to 
stuff each clear plastic sleeve than it did to color the 8 images.  
Hope they like these!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges - Have a Heart
Brown Sugar Challenges - #184 Valentine/Love
My Time to Craft #314 - Love is All Around
Just Us Girls JUGS #329 - Word Week "Valentine"

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Have a wonderful week won't you?!
Hugs D

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bugaboo Stamps - Freebie Friday - Catch the Bug Challenges

Hello friends TGIF!!
Every Friday Jodie offers her crafty peeps a 
fabulous freebie digital image and the DT share our 
creations at Catch the Bug Challenges

This Friday it's an adorable and sweet little sock monkey.
The image is called "My Little Sock Monkey Flowers"
and you can find it in the Bugaboo Stamps store. 

Here's my card using it to share with you today.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #161 - Anything Goes w/option twist of 
Use Something from Your Stash (mine is the little red hearts)
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #122 - Anything Goes

Isn't he just adorable?!  He can be yours this week 
thanks to the generous Jodie.  Just pop on over to the Bugaboo 
Stamps store (link provided at the top of my post) and grab it!

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today! 

I hope you will go visit the other ladies too and see what 
they've made to share with you today. You won't be 
disappointed...I guarantee it :o)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Release Tuesday Feb 2nd, 2016 - Bugaboo Stamps

Hello friends - happy Tuesday! 
You've gotten your Monday out of the way and the rest of the week
is cake - right??!  That's usually the case for me anyway :o)

It's time for a New Release at Bugaboo Stamps and this one
 is soooooo ADORABLE I can hardly stand it.

Here's my valentine card using the sweet little bee:
I added the littlest bit of sparkle on the wings and antennae using
a clear wink of Stella brush.  The papers and enamel hearts are 
from Doodlebug Design, The dies and embossing folder are 
from Stampin' Up.  This funny valentine is going to a very
sweet gal who loves bumblebees.  I think she will adore it!

I'd like to enter this into this following challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenges #183 "Anything Goes"
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Creative Card Crew #105 Anything Goes
Updated to also add:
My Crafting Stories Challenge Blog #2 - Anything Goes
(thanks for the invite to participate!)

Click here to pop into the Catch the Bug Challenge blog
and see what the others from our talented DT have made today
using this sweet little bee!  Thanks so much for visiting me!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D