Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Hello, and welcome back friends!  It's Tuesday, which at Catch the Bug means it's New Release Tuesday!  Also, we are still going strong with our Christmas In July bash following the theme:


Today's movie is:

We also have a BINGO board for you to follow:

Here is what I created:

This uses the New Release image, Elf Brat and Rudolph. I am IN LOVE with this card!  I colored the elf to resemble Buddy, and did my best to make it look like they were up on a rooftop at night.  I went over the sky SO MANY TIMES with my alcohol markers to get the look I wanted with this image panel, I will be surprised if there is any ink left in those markers!  LOL!  And actually, this pic is a bit darker than the card itself, so I apologize for that!  I am STILL trying to get the hang of editing photos!  

And this sentiment!!  I have had this for a good while, and couldn't WAIT to use it on just the right card.  It comes from a sentiment set by Momenta.  I stamped it using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, and inked the edges using Salty Ocean distress Oxide ink.  The patterned paper comes from a Recollections pack of 8.5x11 holiday printed cardstock.  For some sparkle (not that you can tell!), I used Christmas Red Stickles on Rudolph's nose, Eucalyptus on the ornaments, and White Blizzard Nuvo drops on the snow.  The elf's belt buckle and bells were colored using a gold gel pen.


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OK, now don't forget to stop over at Catch the Bug if you haven't already to see what my fellow teammies have made to inspire you, and to join in the fun!  There are prizes to be won for participating!!  Thanks for stopping by my blog again today, and God Bless!  :)

PS.  I forgot to tell you that I followed the middle line across on the BINGO board!  LOL!


Sunday, July 21, 2019


Welcome back, friends!  Today is day 2 of the Christmas in July bash over at Catch the Bug.  What, you don't know what I am talking about?  Well just click on that link to have a look!

As a reminder, our focus for this year's celebration is :


and since today is Sunday, we have a sketch for you to follow.

And the movie of the day is:

Here is my card:

I decided to focus on the "jingle" aspect of the movie title, so I used this image called Snowman Jingle Bell.   I colored the image using alcohol markers, and for the silver bell, I used a metallic Sharpie.  The Recollections sentiment, snowflakes and sides of the snowman have Star Dust Stickles added to them.  The patterned paper is from the Say Freeze 12x12 paper pad by Recollections.  The Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossed panel behind the image panel was inked around the edges with Candied Apple distress Oxide ink.  I added 6 green gems from my stash, and the card was done.


Cute N' Crafty Christmas:  ATG Christmas
CHNC #447:  ATG Christmas
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #36:  ATG (3/5)
Mix it Up #27:  ATG (3/5)
Fab 'n' Funky #449:  Add Pearls/Gems
Crafty Gals Corner #196:  Christmas in July (2/3)
Crafty Calendar:  Christmas in July (2/3)
Crafty Sentiments:  Christmas in July (2/3)
C.R.A.F.T #522:  Christmas

Be sure to stop on over to the Catch the Bug blog for more wonderful inspiration from my fabulous teammies!  Oh, and don't forget to join in the fun for a chance to win some great prizes!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and God Bless! 


Saturday, July 20, 2019


Hello everybody!  Are you as excited as I am that today is the first day of Bugaboo's 9th Annual Christmas in July celebration??  If you don't know what in the world I am talking about, head on over to Catch the Bug and see what all the fuss is about...You won't be sorry, I promise!

For your creations this year, we want to see you celebrating the theme:


That's right, we are all about those Christmas movies we love to watch year after year.  Today's challenge focuses on these 3 beloved movies:

Pick your favorite movie from these and create your project to match that movie!  So much fun, right?  Here is my card for today:

I chose The Santa Clause, because I just love that movie series altogether.  In the first one,  in the scene on the roof after Scott Calvin has put on the suit and he asks Charlie, "How do I look?  Nice?" -- CRACKS ME UP!  The face that Tim Allen makes when he says it is hilarious!

So for my card, I have used Make it Snappy - Ho Ho Ho Squares I had the grand idea (well, I thought it was grand!) to manipulate the image in the Silhouette Cameo software program so that I could cut out each individual Santa face and pop them up.  I managed the first 2 well enough, but that guy in the bottom row really tried my patience!!  In the end I got it done, though, and I am super happy with it...even though you can't tell from this picture that I even did it!  I colored the image in with alcohol markers, and added some Star Dust Stickles to the white parts of the Santa hats.


Love to Craft #36:  ATG (4/5)
Mix it Up #27:  ATG (4/5)
Crimbo Crackers #189:  ATG Christmas
Digi Design Challenge:  Christmas in July (2/3)
Crafty Gals Corner #196:  Christmas in July (3/3)
CHNC #447:  ATG Christmas
Crafty Calendar:  Christmas in July (3/3)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  If you haven't yet, I implore you to go over and check out the festivities at Catch the Bug.  While you're there, check out what my design teammies have created, and leave them some comment love!

Thanks again, and God Bless!


Friday, July 19, 2019


Howdy blogging friends, and Happy Friday!  A lot of you know what that means when it comes to Bugaboo stamps, right?  FREEBIE FRIDAY!  WOOT, WOOT!  Here is this week's cutie made into a card:

This image is called Sunbonnet TreeSuch a sweet little image to color, although I had difficulty coloring up the tree!  I was trying so hard to give it some shading, but it looked awful, so I gave up and colored it all in a dark shade of green.  I colored the image using my alcohol markers, and added Stickles in Christmas Red on the ornaments and berries; Yellow to the star; and Waterfall (which is my favorite!) to the tiny heart on her dress.  I used Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies to cut and mat the image, which I then popped up on foam tape.  The patterned paper is from a K and Company 12x 12 pad called Winter Wonderland.  I loved that pad so much, I bought two of them many years ago!  The card base is 5.25 wide by 5.5 high.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love To Craft #36:  ATG (2/5)
Mix it Up #27:  ATG (2/5)
Cutie Pie #137:  Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
ABC Christmas:  "N" for No Peeking, and "O" for Ornaments
Digi Design Challenge:  Christmas in July
Crafty Gals Corner #196:  Christmas in July
CHNC #446:  ATG Christmas
Sparkles Christmas #102:  Include a Tree 
Crafty Calendar:  Christmas in July
Crazy 4 Challenges #492:  Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments:  Christmas in July
Papercraft Challenge #41:  Glitter/Sparkles

  Don't forget we are gearing up for our 9th annual Christmas in July celebration starting tomorrow...
So make sure you come on over to Catch the Bug to see what's going on and join in on the fun!!  This will be my first time doing this as a design team member, so I'm excited to see how it all turns out!

Thanks for stopping by today, and God Bless!


Thursday, July 11, 2019


Hey all, how ya doin?  Thanks for coming to visit my blog today!  While you're here, I would like to share what I have made for today's Oldie but Goodie inspiration post at Catch the Bug:

My card features the cutie patootie Cute Puppy image.  This really isn't that old, but I had it colored up, so onto a card it went!  I really love how this little guy is so interested in that snail!
The image was colored up with my alcohol markers, and I also used them to make the grass and color the sky.  The patterned paper is from Doodlebug's Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad, and the bright pink card stock is from Recollections.  The "hello" comes from a Recollections die set, and was cut 3 times from Recollections 110# card stock.  To add some pizzazz, I coated the sentiment and snail shell in clear Wink of Stella, and then covered them in Glossy Accents.  White gel pen details were added to the pup's eyes and to the shine mark on his nose.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #36:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #27:  ATG (1/5)
Digi Design Challenge:  Sweet Summertime
Tuesday Throwdown :  ATG (1/1)
Crafting by Designs:  Our Pets (1/3)
Crafty Gals Corner #195:  Summer Fun (1/3)
Crafty Sentiments:  Add a sentiment (1/3)

Be sure you pop on over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what the other designers have made to inspire you, and don't forget about the Christmas in July event coming up:

You won't wanna miss it!  Thanks for stopping by, and God Bless!


Monday, July 1, 2019


Hey crafty people!  Today I want to share with you what I have made for Anything But a Card over at Catch the Bug:

I had this Two Snowmen image printed out in my digi basket, and I thought it would be perfect for a tag.  I used the Sizzix Tags, Scallop Combo #2 die to cut out my tags (I glued a black one behind the image tag, offset a bit).  The image is colored with alcohol markers, and I added red and yellow Stickles to the appropriate areas of the tree, as well as Star Dust Stickles to the snow and snowmen.  The merry word and snowflake dies come from the Holiday Sentiments 2 stamp and die set from Recollections.  I cut the word out 3 times to layer it up, and each snowflake is made up of 2 layers.

Now, you can see a hint of what this tag is attached to, but let me add another picture so you can see all of it:

So this little gift bag is what I made for my CCAYR DT project this month, where Deanne is looking for Gifts/Presents (no cards).  I struggled with this one for a bit, because I don't usually make gifts, per se.  I consider my cards to be a gift, as I spend so much time and attention on each one of them.  The recipients may not feel the same way about them, but that is how I feel!  LOL
I used the We R Memory Keepers gift bag punch board to make my bag, and this was the first time using the board.  I did have to watch a YouTube video to explain it a little bit better than the included instructions, but it was easy to do.  The patterned paper comes from the Say Freeze 12x12 Recollections paper pad.


The Cutie Pie Challenge #136:  Ribbons and bows
Crafting by Designs:  Get Ready for Christmas
The Paper Shelter #389:  Going Digital
CHNC #444:  ATG
Jingle Belles:  Snow much Fun!

FYI!  Keep your eyes peeled for the awesome Christmas in July event that is coming up at Catch the Bug!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you found some inspiration here, and if you click over to Catch the Bug and CCAYR, I guarantee you will find more inspiration!

Take care, and God Bless!


Monday, June 24, 2019


Hello crafty friends!  Monday has come around again, and today wasn't a particularly great one at work.  My work bestie was off today, which means I had no one to joke around with, and the work I was doing went by too slowly.  BUT, it is another Monday in the books, as far as work is concerned, so that is good.  Now, onto something fun!

Here is the card I created for this month's Christmas With The Cuties theme, which is Spots and Dots.  The image is from All Dressed Up, and is called Snowy DaysI think he is a very well-dressed snowman, don't you?  He looks very dapper in his top hat and scarf!  Those robins evidently think he's got it going on, or they wouldn't be hanging around.  LOL  I colored the image with alcohol markers, and covered all the snow and snowballs in Stickles.  I also edged the snowman with the same Stickles.  The photo doesn't show it, but there is also some green Stickles on the cuff of the mitten and the green parts of the stocking.  I mounted the image circle onto a green scalloped circle, and centered it on the card, popping it up with foam tape.  The sentiment comes from Lawn Fawn's Winter Scripty Sentiments.


Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  ATG or use non-traditional colors
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #35:  ATG (5/5)
Mix It Up #26:  ATG (3/5)
2 Sisters on the Blog #28:  Things with Wings (3/3)
ABC Christmas:  "L" for little, and "M" for masking (little birds)
Fab n Funky #445:  Christmas
Paper Shelter #388:  Stripes and/or Dots
CHNC #443:  ATG Christmas
Jingle Belles:  Snow Much Fun

Well, that is all for this evening!  Be sure to drop by the Christmas With The Cuties blog to see what the other DT members have created, and to join in!  You KNOW you need more Christmas cards for this year!  LOL

Take care, and God Bless!