Sunday, July 22, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July Day #2

Today the challenge at Bugaboo's Christmas in July Challenge is to use this sketch

and a favorite Bugaboo image.

 How'd I do?
Papers and sentiment are from CTMH, the stiched circle die is by LaLa Land, the embossing folder is from Stampin' Up, and there is clear Wink of Stella on the ear muffs and snow at the bottom.

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Christmas in July 
Brown Sugar Challenge #280 - Use 2 patterned papers 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #208 - Christmas in July + a sentiment 

Thanks for the visit!  Have a lovely day! 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July Day #1

Finally!  Bugaboo's Christmas in July begins today. 
I always look forward to this annual week of holiday challenges.  
In fact,  I went through all my Bugaboo digis at the beginning of July, selected about a dozen, and printed them up in preparation.
Let the fun begin!

Saturday, July 21
Create a project using the Theme - Baby It's Cold Outside!

Here's card #1:

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Christmas in July 4 Kids
Crafter's Castle Challenge #7 - Christmas in July
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Christmas in July 
Aud Sentiments Design Challenge - Christmas in July + a sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 477- Christmas in July

Oh, before I forget, here are the cards I made on Thursday with a fun group of Red Hat Ladies.

I'll be back tomorrow for Day #2 of 

  Bugaboo's Christmas in July.
See you then.


Friday, July 20, 2018

Beach Birthday and CTMH Card Class 7/17/2018

Before someone chastises me for neglecting to post the cards from Joyce's class on Tuesday, here they are:

Cute, huh?
Yesterday I taught a class for some of my Red Hat gals. 
(I'll show you those cards another day.)
While I was preparing for that class, I made this card using some  leftover items.  After I had it made, I decided I liked it better than the one I had already designed and cut for the class.
As You Like It Challenge - Ribbons or Buttons  (Definitely ribbons!  Buttons are lumpy for mailing and, in my opinion, always look better when there is thread in the holes.  Too much trouble threading a needle.)
Southern Girls Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (I'm using a Happy Birthday die cut and a stitched frame die cut; a CTMH lighthouse stamp, and blue.)
Time Out Challenge #114 - Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colors and the beachy feel of the photo)


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use a die and/or punch (I used a die for the words and the center image.)
Cards in Envy Challenge - On the beach (lighthouse, sand, grass and fence) 
Use Your Stuff Challenge #321 - Birthday (I think a day at the beach would be a perfect way to spend a birthday.)

That's it for today.  I need to take a book outside and enjoy this beautiful day. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Double Trouble Challenge #5

It's been a little hectic around here.  I managed to get a card made yesterday for the new Double Trouble Challenge #5, but I didn't have time to post it until now.

This week Double Trouble is celebrating Christmas in July along with the Heart2Heart Challenge with a fancy fold twist.
And just for fun, I thought I'd use the colors for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #301, too. 
 Here is my z fold card.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I followed Sketch #273 from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
 The poinsettia and word 'Noel' are from the CTMH Flower Market cricut cartridge, while the four oval cuts are from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

I'll also be entering these challenges
Crafter's Castle Challenge #7 - AG; option of Christmas in July
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - Christmas in July

***Hazel has some awesome blog candy on her blog, My Crafty Outlook. Be sure to visit for the details.

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #401 with Kitty Bee Designs

Today a new challenge begins at Tuesday Throwdown.  
Our wonderful sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs, has supplied two cute digi stamps for Team B to use for this week's 
Stitching, Real or Faux, Challenge.
I just couldn't resist trying them both.

My first card features the Panda Trike digi from Kitty Bee Designs.  I used a stitched die and also pierced 3 sides of the black mat before connecting the holes with a glitter pen to give the appearance of thread.

For my second card I used stitched dies and added just a bit of real stitching in the corners of this birthday card featuring Jazz Cats.


 Kitty Bee Designs has some of the cutest animal digis out there.  Be sure to check their Etsy Shop.  They also have weekly challenges on their blog. 

And, please, hop over to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog to see the fun cards my teammates made to inspire you to join this week's Stitching Challenge.

I am entering the Jazz Catz card in these challenges:


Friday, July 13, 2018

What was this for?

Did you ever find something in your stash 
that made you scratch your head?
When going through some images the other day,
I came across 4 pieces of dp all cut to the same size 
and 4 matching scalloped borders???
I had no memory of what I had intended to do 
with these mystery pieces. 
This is what I decided to make (x4):
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #215 - Dies and/or Punches (I used 1 of each)
Unstampabelles Challenge #81 - Fancy Frame or Borders

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart July Blog Hop

Welcome to the July

Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.

Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.
And, there's a new girl in town!
We are welcoming CTMH consultant Joyce Gough to our monthly hop.
 This card uses CTMH Beautiful Friendship papers and stamps from the Festive Birthday Workshop Your Way.  The design is also from the workshop kit, although I made a few minor changes.

This card will be one of the 4 that I make with my Red Hat friends later this month.
I stamped a dozen of those tiny 3/4" cupcakes, fussy cut and assembled them.
But, when I put the individual kits together I was missing one.
I can't find it anywhere.
Don't you just hate when that happens?  
And then you find it in the strangest place.

Now, since this is a blog hop,

you might have arrived here from  Andrea Sherman's blog.
Your next stop is Marie Flayer's blog.  

The hop is circular.  If you are just starting here, simply continue hopping until you find your way back,
making the full circle.
If you get lost, the complete list of participants is on