Saturday, September 21, 2019


Hello everyone!  Happy Saturday!  I can't even tell you all how GLAD I am that the weekend is here; this week at work wasn't the greatest, and I attended the funeral of a friend who had a massive heart attack at the age of only 53.  That is a mere 5 years older than I am!  Scares the living CRAP out of me, let me tell ya!  She will be greatly missed by all of us who knew her; she had a way of making you feel as though you had been friends your whole lives. :(

Anyway, let me share with you the card I made for the current challenge going on at Catch the Bug:
Welcome to the September edition of Bugaboo BINGO!  I know you all know how to play the game by now, so let me just share with you the card I made:

I made this card using image BUGBEE01 There are a total of 3 images using this character, and I love/have them all!  The coloring of the image was done with alcohol markers, and was totally inspired by the piece of tissue box I used as my "patterned paper."  That's right, I used another pretty tissue box to make a card.  I think this is probably the 3rd time I have done this now.  Hey, if it's pretty, why not use it?!  LOL!  The hello die comes from a die and embossing folder set by Momenta called Thanks Floral Wreath.  I added sparkle to the wing and the sentiment using Wink of Stella.   I followed the bottom-most line in the BINGO board.


Love to Craft #38:  ATG (4/5)
Mix it Up #29:  ATG (4/5)
Cardz 4 Gals #105:  Welcome Autumn/Fall  {I think these colors are pretty fall-ish}
The Paper Shelter #398:  Digital Image

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope I inspired you to look at those tissue boxes in a different way...if you don't already!  Don't forget to drop by the Catch the Bug blog to join in the BINGO challenge!

Take care, and God Bless!


Monday, September 16, 2019


Hello everyone!  It's time again for another challenge from the Christmas Crafts All Year Round gals.  I know I usually post on the first of the month, but I had just returned from my work trip to Washington state, and didn't have time to create anything before I left or when I got back.  SO ANYWAY, here is my card for the FOOD/DRINK challenge:

I decided to use this adorable Bugaboo image called Candy Cane Mouse.  I mean, what is more quintessential than a candy cane for Christmas?  Granted, it doesn't make much of a meal, but it's a nice treat!
I colored the image with alcohol markers, and added some sparkle with Stickles.  The patterned paper comes from the Seasons Greetings 6x6 paper pad from Love Nicole.  All colored card stock is by Recollections.  The sentiment comes form the Sweet Christmas Wishes set by Recollections, and I thought it paired perfectly with this cute mouse and his candy cane!


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #38:  ATG (3/5)
Mix It Up #29:  ATG (3/5)
ABC Christmas:  "S" is for Sparkle, and "T" is for Texture
Digi Design Challenge:  Hand Colored Image (2/3)
CHNC #455:  ATG Christmas
C.R.A.F.T Challenge#527:  Christmas (1/2)

That's all for tonight.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  Be sure to stop by the CCAYR blog to see the creations of the DT, and join in the food and drink Christmas fun!

Take care, and God Bless!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Hello fellow crafters!  I hope your day is going well!  I know that today is a somber day for many of us, as we remember what happened on this date in 2001.  For me, it is also a celebration of life, as my Dad's birthday was today, and my older daughter turns 21 today!  I can't believe it's been 21 years since I gave birth to my firstborn daughter!  Of course I daydreamt about this day in her early years, and wondered what she would be like at this age...and now the day has arrived!  I am super proud of her, and can't wait to take her out to celebrate with my hubby this weekend!

Thanks for letting me ramble on about my daughter!  Now I want to share the card I made for this week's Humor Me Wednesday:

With this cute card, I am celebrating Teddy Bear Day, which was on Monday.  This image is called Watermelon Butterfly BearIsn't he just so cute?  I love this guy!  I colored him up with alcohol markers, and added some white puffy paint to the rim of his hat.  I just like the look of that lately!  His wings were coated with Wink of Stella.  I used Sketch Saturday #580 for my layout:

This seems to me to be a really good sketch for showcasing an image!  :)


Love to Craft #38:  ATG (2/5)
Mix it Up #29:  ATG (2/5)
Digi Design Challenge:  Hand colored image

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Be sure to head over to Catch the Bug to see what else has been made for the humorous holidays happening this week.

Take care, and God Bless!


Wednesday, September 4, 2019



Hey all!  It's time to BUILD A SNOWMAN at Christmas With the Cuties!  Here is what I have created:

Our sponsor for this month's challenge is Bugaboo Stamps:

I have used Cute Snowman 01 for my card, and I decided I wanted to try stamping with bubble wrap as I had seen the fabulous Gina K. do not too long ago.  I stamped using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink.  The image is colored with alcohol markers, and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens were used to color the ornaments.  Stickles was added to the snow, snowflakes, and snowman for some added interest.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Winter Scripty Sentiments.  I really love this set for Christmas/winter sentiments!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you were inspired to create today!  


Love to Craft #38:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #29:  ATG (1/5)
ABC Christmas:  "S" for sparkle, "T" for texture
Christmas Kickstart #18:  Get a Head-er Start (inspired by the blog header)
CHNC #453:  ATG
Sparkles Christmas #104:  Winter Wishes
Winter Wonderland:  Christmas Ornaments

Take care and God bless!



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