Thursday, January 21, 2016

You Really Shinei

It is a color challenge at Catch The Bug today and this card has every color that is on the cake!

These little ladybugs live in the zoo too!  You will see some distressed circles in the edge paper.  I followed it through while coloring the flowers and ladybugs.

You Really Shine is linked to: 
Catch The Bug

MHK Designer Inspiration: Jerrie Mead

When I saw Rock My World, I fell in love with this globe and knew I wanted to make a card with it.  How perfect for the first challenge at  MHK Designs                       .

A card base was cut on the Cricut.  Grey DP was placed behind.  A transparent embellishment with resin stickeer adorn the globe.  A banner and buttion finish the card.          

Ready to join the challenge?  Hop on over to  MHK Designs and start creating!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Silly Snake, How Funny

What kid could resist a funny birthday card?

This card has a snake sporting a moustache and a bead on his tail!  It was made with bright colors and is a little on the wild side!

Silly Snake, How Funny is linked to:
Catch The Bug
Send A Smile 4 Kids

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


today's challenge at Catch The Bug as they is a Bingo challenge.

I chose to use two animals, a sentiment and a button.  How fun to be stocking up on birthday cards using these cute Bugaboo images.

Friends is  linked to:
Catch The Bug

Monday, January 18, 2016

It's A Jungle In Here

Bugaboo is celebrating their sixth birthday jungle style!  Today is colorful jungle.

This giraffee makes me want to take a safari!  I have been playing around with leaving some white space in the coloring to make it look like a print.  The background DP gives the same open look.  The inside says "sending you a big hug, Happy Birthday!"

Wishing Bugaboo a fantastic birthday!

It's A Jungle In Here is linked to:
Catch The Bug

MHK Designer Inspiration: Jerrie Mead : Wheely Like You

2016 is a year with new beginnings.

For example, there is a new challenge starting January 21 at MHK Designs.

It is a new beginning as I start on the design team at 
MHK Designs .  The ETSY shop has great digital stamp sets and digital paper packages.

Just a little about me.  I live in Wisconsin which means in the winter, there is lots of time to craft.  I have three boys and I hear there is a special place in heaven for mother's with three boys!!  Two of them are grown and the third is in 9th grade.  I have two grandsons and a granddaughter due in April of this year!!  I like to travel, cook and keep busy.

So to begin my adventure, I created a color book card.  After adding the image, I added oodles of doodles and lots of color!

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Very Special Happy Birthday

This birthday card is going to a very special person.  It is going to Garrett on February 29th for his birthday Cards For Garrett.  Hope you will join in and send Garrett a birthday card too!

I wanted it to be fun and colorful.

A Very Special Happy Birthday is linked to:
Catch The Bug
Word Art Wednesday
DL Art
Craft Rocket Challenge

Wild Animals

Jungle love!  How cute is this elephant Bugaboo image!

I needed to make a 5x5 card to get this huge chunk of love on the card!!  A heart cut out, some dp, a few heart blings and a sentiment finish off the card!

The birthday sentiment  inside says "sending you a big hug  Happy Birthday!

Wild Animals is linked to:
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Catch The Bug Happy 6th Birthday!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

With A Sequin Cherry On Top

Sugar Rush!  I love this stamp set because there are no calories involved! After all, meeting those New Year's resolutions to loose weight with a sweet stamp set!!

I pulled out my silver Wink of Stella pen to color the sundae glass.  A sequin tipped upside down makes the perfect cherry!

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Finding Your True North

I have heard the term "true north" several times.   The term seems to mean finding the right direction.

This is a great beginning to find your direction, your true north.

Using Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo DI, the background was created.  It was stamped with a vintage stamp of mine.  Then I took a Versa Mark ink pad and bounced it on the background.  Clear embossing powder helped to creat texture.  After coloring with Copics, the arrows were embossed with clear embossing powder.  DP, twine and a button were added.

Finding Your True North is linked to:
House Of Cards
Simon Says Wednesday
Craft Stamper Magazine
The Mixed Media Card Challenge