Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog! Today is Wednesday, which means another edition of Humor Me Wednesday at the Catch the Bug blog! And, according to reliable sources, tomorrow is Nut Day! I happen to know quite a few nuts...oh wait, I think this is referring to the kind that you eat! HAHAHA!!! Anyway, here is my card for the occasion:
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Hey there friends! How are you doing on this fine fall Saturday in October? The weather here in PA is overcast, but the temperatures are nice, and we are spending the weekend at Chad's brother's place, smoking some meat and hanging out. I hope you all have some nice, relaxing plans for this weekend!
I'm also hanging out with a few crafty friends today, and we are having a mini Halloween hop! For this hop, you should have arrived here from my sweet Squirrel Sister Virginia's blog: Passions and Distractions. Now, I'm usually not much of a Halloween card maker, but this year, I am ending up making quite a few. Not that I don't have enough STAMPS to make Halloween cards; although I am lacking in the patterned paper department. It's just that I usually choose to focus mainly on the Christmas cards, since that is my favorite holiday. ANYWAY, I'm not here today to talk about Christmas, am I? Here is my contribution to the BOO CREW hop:
Friday, October 9, 2020
Hey there friends! Welcome back to my blog! I hope you are doing your best to stay as safe and healthy as possible as we head further into the latter part of 2020. Today's post is for the Colour Crazy Challenge, and this week's sponsor is Dr. Digi.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Hey there friends! How are you doing? Can you believe it's October 1st already? It seems to me that this second half of the year is charging ahead at full speed, and we are barreling headlong towards Christmas!
Well, for today's Bugaboo Oldie But Goodie card, I DID NOT make a Christmas card. Yes, you read that correctly. Shocking, isn't it? I was kind of surprised about it myself, but it did help that I had this image already colored with alcohol markers, just waiting to be used. Here is my card:
This adorable Halloween cat image is actually part of a mini set called Cutesy Halloween Blocks. I must have had plans to use her last year, but then never got around to it. Another odd thing is that I actually fussy cut this image out! I *HATE* fussy cutting, but if I recall, this one wasn't too bad to do at this size. Anyway, I just picked up these pumpkin dies at Michael's, and thought this would go perfectly with my kitty. My 110lb. black card base is 5.5" square. I layered on a piece of this olive green textured card stock from the 12x12 Recollections Fall Solids paper pad, which I had embossed with a large dotted folder from Sizzix. I then lightly sanded that piece with my Tim Holtz sanding block, and then lightly went over it with Black Soot Distress Oxide.
The SPOOKY sentiment is a wood block stamp from Studio G, which I stamped in Walnut Stain Oxide ink. It didn't dry for the longest time, and I actually smeared the letters a bit. I decided just to go with it, and proceeded to smear all of them. My Squirrel Sisters thought it enhanced the "spookiness" of it. The pictures don't show it very well, but you can see it better in person. Just before taking the photos though, I wanted to make sure the sentiment could be read as it had dried back quite a bit, so I went over it with a brown alcohol marker. It looks a bit rough IRL, but it IS a Halloween card, right? I added some matte solid black sequins from the Bee Creative Sparkle Blend mix here and there.
Here are a couple more photos of my card:
Hey friends! It's the first of October 2020 (say what?!), and I'm here to share the card I've made for the new challenge at CCAYR, which is No Tricks, Only Treats. Here it is!
Friday, September 25, 2020
Hello friends! Welcome back to my blog for the September edition of Collected Crafty Collabs! If you're hopping along, you should have arrived here from Bory's YouTube video. If you're not, I will tell you at the end of this post where to go to keep hopping along with us! 😀👍
As you can see from the graphic, we want you to use some of those squirreled away Halloween/Fall crafty supplies, and incorporate some sequins if you can. That should be pretty easy, right? And then, of course, I have my own PERSONAL CHALLENGE to make every card into a Christmas card. Let me know if you think I succeeded this month with my card:
My image is from Bugaboo (of course!), and is called Autumn Critter Stack 01. I was bouncing ideas off my Squirrel Sisters about how I could continue with my Christmas card tradition for our challenge, and sweet V suggested a deer image with a pile of leaves. That made me immediately think of this image that's been in my Bugaboo collection for awhile. Isn't the look on that deer's face just funny? Like he is caught in the headlights...hopefully not in front of my car on the way to work though! The idea of this image being used for Christmas inspired the creation of the sentiment to go with it. The font I used is called "The Things We Said," and I just thought it looked perfectly whimsical! If you have trouble reading it though, it says, "The day Rudolph got caught hanging out with his forest friends instead of helping to get ready for Christmas..." 😆 I just think this is so funny! All those critters look like they are guilty as heck!
So anyhow, this card is pretty simple...I colored these guys with alcohol markers, cut my panel and patterned paper with Spellbinders Card Creator dies, and glued on 3 sequins. Incidentally, the patterned paper comes from the Clucker Clackers set from Digi Doodle Studios. And I did cover the Recollections 110lb. white card base with Recollections 65lb. red card stock that matches the red stripes in the plaid paper.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Hey there friends! Welcome back to my blog! I hope you are all doing well during these strange times, and will continue to do so! I'm here today to share with you what I have made for this week's Anything But a Card Monday:
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Friday, September 18, 2020
Hey there friends! Welcome back to my blog! Today I am joining in with Colour Crazy Team A, because I simply HAD to color this adorable Sammi Skater Bear from this week's sponsor, Digi Doodle Studios.
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