Wednesday, April 17, 2019

HOLY CRAP, I FORGOT.....CCAYR MID-MONTH INSPIRATION POST, APRIL 2019

I totally zoned out and forgot to make a blog post to share my Christmas Crafts All Year Round  project for our current challenge FAMILY AND FRIENDS!  Sorry to Deanne and my teamies for being forgetful!  Here is what I did:




My card features the Snowmen Family image from Bugaboo, and I colored it using alcohol markers in a blue and green color scheme.  I was attempting to match the patterned paper I used from the Northern Lights 12x12 Recollections pad.  Are you at all surprised that I used some of this paper pad again?  LOL!  I really should have gotten more than one!  I used some white puffy paint on the brims of the young snowmen's hats, and added Star Dust Stickles to all of the snowmen, and all of the snow on the image.  The sentiment comes form Lawn Fawn's Winter Scripty Sentiments (again!), and is stamped in Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink (I'm pretty sure...maybe I should write some of this stuff down!).


CHALLENGES:


Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  ATG or optional monochromatic
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #52:  ATG or optional twist, fairies
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
The Holly and Ivy #47:  ATG Christmas
Christmas Kickstart #8:  Frosty and Friends (snowmen)
Winter Wonderland:  Cute Christmas
CHNC #433:  ATG Christmas


Thanks for stopping by my blog, and be sure to pop over to the CCAYR blog to see what the other Christmas Belles have made, and to join in the challenge if you haven't already (or even if you have!)


Take care, and God Bless!


~Marie~


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

BUAGBOO NEW RELEASE DAY -- APRIL 16, 2019

Hey everyone!  I'm popping in here really quick tonight to share the card I just made for the new release at Bugaboo this week:


This image is called Deacon Skull FlowerIsn't he cute?  I colored him in my husband's favorite colors, because I think he will get this card when he least expects it...heh heh heh.  I grabbed some miscellaneous patterned paper from my stash and placed it all wonky behind my image panel.  I figured that Deacon wouldn't want things all perfect, ya know?  I pondered a bit over what sentiment to use, and finally decided on these dies from the Tim Holtz Celebration Words collection.  I cut them each 3 times from the red card stock to give them some dimension.

CHALLENGES:

CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Craft Rocket #58:  For Men/Boys 
Crafty Sentiments:  Just for the Boys



Thanks for stopping by, and please stop on over to the Catch The Bug blog to see what some of the design team has made for the new release!

Take care, and God Bless!

~Marie~


Thursday, April 11, 2019

BUGABOO OLDIE BUT GOODIE DAY, APRIL 11, 2019

Hey all!  How's it going?    Things in my neck of the woods are pretty OK; I do have a cold though, which brings me down a bit.  Funny thing is, I feel worse when I'm at work...wonder why that is?  ;)  LOL

I do have some awesome news though.  Do you remember last month when I was a guest designer for Bugaboo's Catch The Bug blog?  I had a blast joining the team, using those Bugaboo images I love so much.  Well, they asked me if I wanted to stay on as a full time design team member!!  Of course, I said "YES!!"  WOOT WOOT!!  So, that is why I am sharing this card today!





My card uses the super cute Happy birthday to ewe image, which also comes with a sentiment (not used on this card.)  I have a DCWV 12x12 pad called Confetti that I pulled this paper from, and colored my image to match.  A textured cardstock in a pale yellow is behind the patterned paper, the sentiment panel (which is from the paper pad), and I also cut a scalloped circle from it to mount behind the image circle.  I recently acquired this cute little stitched balloon and flower die in a swap, so I happily added 3 balloons from more textured cardstock, each with it's own whimiscal string.  :)

CHALLENGES:  

CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Moving Along With The Times #95:  That Spring Feeling!
Kitty Bee Designs #140:  Easter (not necessarily Easter-themed, but something to do with Easter)
Sweet Stampin':  Mellow Yellow or ATG
Simon Says Monday:  Down on the Farm
Crafty Sentiments:  Only for the Girls



Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you have liked my card, and if you haven't already, pop over to the Catch The Bug blog to see what the other DT members have made for today's Oldie But Goodie post.  I promise you won't regret it!

Take care, and God Bless!

~Marie~




Thursday, March 28, 2019

BUGABOO OLDIE BUT GOODIE DAY!

Hello!  Stopping by the blog quickly again to share what I made for the Catch The Bug Blog Oldie but Goodie post:


Sorry for the poorer quality of photos of late, but these cards are getting made in a pinch before bed time!  This cute image is Raggedy Critters - Bunny, and honestly, this is the first time I have used her!  Can you believe it?  She is so cute, why would anyone wait so long to color her up??  I have to admit, I kinda wish I had used another color...I don't know if it's me, or the markers I have, but I have one HECK of a time blending with purple!  I am still digging into my Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 pad from Lawn Fawn, and having lots of fun doing it!  LOL!

Challenges:

CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #32:  ATG (#5)
Animal Friends #72:  Use a Rabbit
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #113:  Inspired by that gorgeous purple!


The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Celebrate Spring!
Di's Digi Design:  Make it Girly
The Paper Shelter #376:  It's a Spring Thing!




Thanks so much for stopping by again today!  I appreciate it so much!  Check out what the DT has created over at Catch The Bug!

Take care and God Bless!

~Marie~


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

BUGABOO NEW RELEASE TUESDAY, MY GUEST DESIGNER CARD

Hey all!  Stopping in really quickly to share with you the card I made using Bugaboo's new release for today:  Easter Chick Flower


Such an adorable image!!  Of course I had to use springy colors for the image, which called for using some bright colored patterned paper.  What else would I use but the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 pad from Lawn Fawn?  It's a perfect match, I'd say!

CHALLENGES:

CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #32:  ATG (#4)
Craft Rocket :  Flowers
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #113:  Inspired by the flowers


Digi Design Challenge:  Make it Girly
Cute Card Thursday #574:  Spring Fever
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday:  ATG, with rainbow twist
The Outlawz Color Challenge:  plus twist of something sweet





Thank so much for stopping by, and check out what the Bugaboo design team members have created for this new release over at Catch The Bug!  You won't regret it, as they are fantastic!!

Take Care, and God Bless!

~Marie~





Monday, March 25, 2019

Christmas With The Cuties, March 2019---White on White

Hello all, and welcome to my blog today!  I hope you are all doing well, and making the most out of life!  I  am stopping by today to share my latest card for the Christmas With The Cuties challenge, where we want to see  WHITE ON WHITE on your Christmas cards.  Here is mine:


Our sponsor for this month is 


This digi image is called Welcome Christmas, and he is my favorite Crafty Sentiments Designs image in my collection.  He is so easy to color, and goes with everything!  So, for our WOW challenge, I thought that light blues would be appropriate to color this guy, and I used Star Dust Stickles to give him some sparkle.  I also used my white gel pen to add texture to the blue parts of his winter gear, and some Tulip puffy paint on the cuffs of his mittens.  White on white (or any tone on tone) cards need to be all about texture, so I used a Recollections printable glitter paper on top of the card base.  Then I embossed a small scrap of white paper with a small snowflake embossing folder.  The circle die cut image was mounted onto a Spellbinders Petite scalloped circle and popped up on foam squares.  The Tim Holtz Christmas Phrases #1 sentiment was cut from 5 pieces of Recollections 110# card stock, and then a top layer of the same glitter paper used on the base.  I wanted to make sure it stood out from the base really well!

CHALLENGES:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  ATG Christmas (#2)
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #51:  ATG or use brads, buttons, bows
Merry Little Christmas:  ATG Christmas (#3)
ABC Christmas:  E for embellishments, F for fabric, G for glitz
Christmas Card Throwdown Technique challenge:  Use embossing folder for background
Fab 'n' Funky #432:  Christmas
CHNC #430:  ATG Christmas or inspired by a Christmas song
Winter Wonderland:  Fuzzy Wuzzy
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday:  ATG or twist to use a rainbow

Well, that should be all for today.  Thank you for stopping by my blog, and if you haven't already, come on over to Christmas With The Cuties and play with us!  

Take care and God Bless!

~Marie~







Saturday, March 16, 2019

CCAYR MARCH 2019 CHALLENGE---MISTLETOE/KISSES/LOVE

Howdy fellow bloggers!  How have you been?  My family and I have been doing pretty well, with the exception of my 18-year-old daughter, who has a case of strep throat...again.  This is the 3rd time she has had it within the past year.  I am hoping at some point in time that she will be able to have her tonsils removed, as they are quite large, and maybe that will alleviate the problem!

Anyhow, I came by today to share with you my latest creation for the Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge:  Under the Mistletoe, Kisses, Love.


I didn't use mistletoe on my card, but I really do like this Bugaboo image, which is from the Snowman Set 2 digi set.  It really speaks "love" to me!  I used this image on a Christmas card in 2017, where I used mostly red, and made the bird look like a robin.  In 2019, the bird has changed into a bluebird, and the colors switched to blue, green, and purple.  I love both versions!  :)  The sentiment is a mixture of Lawn Fawn (Christmas), and WPLus9 (hugs, and the small heart images).  The patterned paper comes from the 12x12 Northern Lights Recollections paper pad.  I love that pad!!  The purple card stock is from Recollections as well.

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #51:  ATG or optional twist of brads, buttons, bows
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
ABC Christmas:  E for embellishments, F for fabric, and G for glitz (Stickles on the snow)
Jingle Belles:  Rockin Robin (add a bird) 
Sweet Stampin:  Use green
Winter Wonderland:  Fuzzy Wuzzy (snowman's hat) 
Simon Says Wednesday:  Whatever the Weather
CHNC #429:  ATG or option to not use patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Please stop on over to the CCAYR blog and join in our fun challenge, if you haven't already! 

Take care, and God Bless! 

~Marie~