Sunday, January 31, 2021

STELLA SAYS SKETCH -- SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021

 Hello friends!  Welcome back...for today's post, it's all about Stella's sketch over at the Catch the Bug blogHere's the sketch for this week:


And here is my card:
 

I used Eggbert Winter on this card, and I flipped the sketch on its side.  Also, I made a slimline!  I AM having too much fun making them this year!  I thought those circles in the sketch would be great as snowflakes, so I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes dies.  The patterned paper is from the same Recollections 12x12 pad I 've been digging into called Whimsy Christmas.  To cover the 8.5" x 3.5" card base, I used a piece from the turquoise Craft Smart Hot Buy paper pad from Michael's that I thought matched well with the blue/ turquoise snowflakes on the paper.  I colored Eggbert with alcohol markers to match (sorta).  To cut out my image panel and the scalloped layer, I used Spellbinders square and scalloped square dies.  The flower element of the sketch is another Lawn Fawn stitched snowflake with a Lawn Fawn mini snowflake on top, and a gem in the middle.  The sentiment is also Lawn Fawn, and is from the Winter Village stamp set.  It was stamped using my MISTI and Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.  All of the die cut snowflakes have Star Dust Stickles added to them, and Eggbert got his share of it as well. I did have to move my sentiment to a different spot  than what the sketch calls for, to accommodate my snowflakes.



--CHALLENGES--
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
613 Avenue Create:  ATG (5/5)
Crafty Gals Corner #215:  Snow Much Fun (1/3)
Jan's Digi Stamps:  ATG (5/5)
My Time to Craft #449:  Glitter and Sparkle (1/3)
Festive Fezziwigs:  ATG (1/3)
Creative Craft Cottage #136:  Must use a Digi (3/5)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #584:  Christmas (1/2)
Polkadoodles #5:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #4:  ATG (1/2)
Little Red Wagon #586:  Build a Snowperson
CHNC #527:  ATG Christmas


Thanks for dropping in on me today!  Don't forget to pop over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what the rest of the DT has made using this sketch, and to join in on the fun with us!  Until next time,
Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!

~Marie~

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

BUGABOO OLDIE BUT GOODIE --THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021

 Hey friends!  Welcome back to my blog!  Today I want to share with you what I made for Bugaboo's Oldie But Goodie day:


I really wanted to find an image I had for quite awhile now, so I found this cutie that I had saved back in 2015 called Big Heart Bear.  He must be retired, because I couldn't find him in the store. 😓
I used some 12x12 patterned papers from my stash and red foil cardstock in the design of this card, and heart dies from Spellbinders.  The image is colored with alcohol markers.  The sentiment is one I pieced together from different Honey Bee Stamps sets, and is stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.  The card size is 5.5" square.

--CHALLENGES--

CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #54:  ATG (5/5)
Mix it Up #45:  ATG (5/5)
613 Avenue Create:  ATG (4/5)
Jan's Digi Stamps:  ATG (4/5)
Aud Sentiments #266:  ATG + sentiment (2/5)
Digi Choosday #3:  ATG (2/2)


Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to hop over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what other Oldies But Goodies were used in the DT creations.  Until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!

~Marie~

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

SQUIRRELS GONE NUTZ -- A NEW ADVENTURE BEGINS! -- JANUARY 20, 2021

 Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  For those of you that stop by regularly, you may have seen the posts over the past 6 or 7 months that revolved around being a part of the Collected Crafty Collabs hop with my Squirrel Sisters; Karen, V, and Anna.  We made some awesome new friends, and the bond among the Squirrels became stronger.  Because of this, we have decided to continue hopping, but with a bit of a different plan in place...AND a fun new name:   SQUIRRELS GONE NUTZ!  A few of our newfound friends wanted to join in to be "Honorary Squirrels."  So please join me in welcoming Bory, Lounon, and Natasha to our crazy group!  We are 7 "NUTTY" Squirrels, out to have a good time making pretty things!

For our first monthly installment, and in keeping with the start of a new year, we are concentrating on all things "NEW."  New house, new baby, new ideas; wherever the thought of something new takes you! And, to be difficult, I suggested the supply of "leftovers."  No, not as in last night's supper, but the leftovers we have laying around in our crafty areas.  You get the idea.

I decided I wanted to find a quote that spoke to me about new beginnings, so I scoured the internet.  I finally came upon one that fit the leftover image I planned to use, and here is my card:

This cutie from Simon Says Stamp's Snow Much stamp set was one of the many snowman images I had stamped and cut out with my Brother Scan N Cut when I was prepping for my last Collected Crafty Collab project.  At the time, I had GRAND PLANS of making a boat-load of cards for the occasion; but time got away from me, as it often does.  When I found this quote, I knew they were the perfect match!   The patterned paper was left sitting on my desk from another project, so it went onto the card too!  I found a nice piece of pastel blue glitter card stock to mat the paper with for some subtle sparkle.  I typed the quote into the Silhouette design program using the Amarillo font, and used the offset tool to create an outline to cut out with my Cameo.  Both the snowman and sentiment were popped up with Scotch foam tape.  As a final touch, I added Crystal Stickles to the edges of the snowman.


--CHALLENGES--

CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper

Love to Craft #54:  ATG (4/5)

Mix It Up #45:  ATG (4/5)

Cutie Pie #155:  The Boys are Back in Town

Moving Along with the Times #126:  New (1/3)

Craft Rocket #77:  For the Boys/Men 

613 Avenue Create:  ATG (3/5)

Classic Design #1:  ATG

The Paper Funday #25:  ATG (3/4)

Unicorn Challenge #61:  CAS

A Place to Start #1:  ATG (3/8)

Jan's Digi Stamps:  ATG (3/5)

Perfect Time to Craft #1:  ATG

The Creative Crafters #36:  ATG (1/3)

Let's Craft and Create #167:  ATG (3/3)

The Corrosive Challenge #1:  ATG (1/4)

Gem of a Challenge #2:  ATG (1/2)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #150:  ATG (3/3)

Word Art Wednesday #475 - #476:  ATG (1/5)

Aud Sentiments #266:  ATG + a sentiment (1/5)

Through the Craft Room Door:  ATG (1/2)

The Paper Shelter #453:  New Beginnings (1/3)

Digi Choosday #3:  ATG (1/2)


Thanks for stopping by!  If you are hopping along, that means you came here from my Squirrel Sister Karen's BLOG, and you will want to continue on to dear V's BLOGDon't forget to leave everyone some love along the way! 💗

Until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!


~Marie~

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