Monday, August 31, 2020


Hey friends!  Welcome back to my blog!  I hope this has been a good start to a new work week for those of us still out there.  For everyone else, I hope you are having a great day!  I'm here to share what I made for Bugaboo's Anything But a Card Monday:

So, as always this theme has me stumped right up until the last minute.  I NEVER know what to make for this, because I really only need cards.  LOL!  I was checking out the My Scrap Chick site, and I found the super cute crayon box file.  So, I bought it and cut it out with my Cameo 3.  I thought it may be difficult to assemble, but it wasn't too bad.  The only thing I had an issue with was the strips that are supposed to go around the crayon on the "paper" part, so I just didn't add them.  Then I decided that I really wasn't going to be giving this to anyone, so I glued the top and bottom on permanently.  Now it's a decoration piece!  I colored up the Brat School - Crayon image with alcohol markers, and glued her to the top portion of the crayon.  It kinda looks as though the crayon she is sitting on is pointing toward the word "blue."  Here is a close-up of the image:

*will be added soon*

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you will pop over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what else was created for today.  Until next time, 
Take Care and God Bless!


Tuesday, August 25, 2020


Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  Today's post is all about using up those squirreled away supplies again...yup, you guessed it, my Squirrel Sisters and I are back to challenge you to get that stuff out and USE IT!  This is the August edition of COLLECTED CRAFTY COLLABS!  😆
This month's theme is: 

Now, my Squirrel Sisters were somewhat dubious that I could make a Christmas card following these themes, but I had no doubts whatsoever!  Here's my card:

Bugaboo to the rescue!  This image is called Tropical Santa - Buried, and of course it's perfect for the vacation theme!  For the embossing folder part of the challenge, I dug through my collection in hopes of finding something that would work, because I wasn't sure I even had anything.  Then I stumbled upon this cloud folder from Darice --EUREKA!!  Now, I didn't just want to emboss the panel with the cloud folder and do nothing else to it; that would be very boring.  So before I did the embossing, I grabbed my cloud/grass stencil from the Create and Inkspire July kit, Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, and the light blue Taylored Expressions blender brush, and blended on the cloudy sky background.  Before adhering the kraft card stock sand layer, I also blended some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink just below the sky.  I tore the top of the kraft card stock for a more organic edge also before gluing it down to the panel.  Tulip brand white Puffy paint was added to the edge to make the foam.

Santa in his pile of sand was colored with alcohol markers.  I used the dotting technique on the sand and his beard to add texture.  His hat brim and pompom are covered in Star Dust Stickles.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to the full yellow circle of the sun, around the edges of the "rays," and to his sunglasses.  The glasses then got a coating of Glossy Accents, and when that dried I added white gel pen accents to them, and to other areas I thought could use them.  I didn't want to ruin my little scene with a sentiment, so I'll add one to the inside later.

I think this card turned out super fun and cute...what do you think?  Here's an image close-up:

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Thanks for dropping by today!  If you came here as a part of the hop, then you should have arrived from the lovely Charlotte at The Joyful Soul CreatesYour next stop on the hop is Lounon at her blog, Craft me, Craft moi.  If you get lost along the way, my wonderful Squirrel Sister Virginia with her blog Passions and Distractions is at the beginning, and she has the full list for you!
Until next time, my friends stay safe, take care, and God Bless!



Hello friends; welcome back to my blog!  My Squirrel Sisters and I are back at it again, hoping to inspire you to dig out your supplies, old...