Take A Walk In My Garden....

This card came together from a lot of different resources.  The garden bench and ivy is from "My Garden Hideaway" and "Harvest Hill Farm" sets created by Mary at SVGCuts.  I used these sets ALL the time!  The plant stand, hangers and some flowers are stamps from Art Impressions.  The other flowers and dragonfly are from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. This is participating in the Nature Challenge at Art Impressions.
5x5, copics, stitching

Harvest Hill Farm

My Garden Hideaway

Art Impressions: Nature


I Have A Masters.... (+freebies)

.... in beach lounging!

My husband made me write this... LOL (no lie)  Well, it's true.  If you know me the least little bit then you know I'm a die-hard beach, warm weather, water kinda girl. This card is ME ME ME!!! And, since I actually hold two Masters, why not one more! LOL

at Catch the Bug

JJ - August Calendar  was my image of choice. Thanks JJ and thanks Jodie.  I used my beach umbrella and chair for props.  The sand and shells are real....straight from Pawley's Island, SC.

A2 size, copics, embellishments, pop-ups for dimension
Download: Beach Umbrella  (svg)
File will be available for 5 days....ENJOY!!!


Paper Playtime – Summer.
The Pink Elephant – TPE109 Fun In The Sun.
Divas By Design – Challenge #7 Summer Is Here.
Stampin Royalty – Challenge #82 Summer.
Stampavie – Challenge #148 Summer.


Shoot for the Moon !

at Bugaboo Stamps

AKV Astronaut ...isn't he darling!  This is my first platform card.  I will definitely do again soon. I used a pic of earth from moon from internet, cut out with circle punch, added black glitter paper which gave a wonderful space feel, made some craters and used pop-ups for dimensions.  OK...not good at craters, but I like the final creation.  I also like the sentiment.  Link to platform card HERE.

A2 size, copics, pop-ups
Digi Doodle ~ Anything Goes
Digistamps4joy ~ Children
I Love Promarkers ~ Anything Goes
Papercraft Star ~ Anything Goes


Happy Birthday

Oldie But Goodies (OBG)
at Catch the Bug

This is my first time participating in OBG day at Catch The Bug.  I made this birthday card for someone special, OBG day, and several challenges.  I really enjoyed coloring Brat Girl - Balloon - Sitter.  I used the the same layout last week for a Christmas card since I liked it so much.

A2 size, copics, stitching, ribbon, embellishments, 2 punches, 1 die

Stamps R Us: Happy Birthday
Stamp Something Challenge – Something Embellished.
Truly Scrumptious – Challenge #62 Buttons and Bows.


Molly Moooooooo (+freebie)

Wacky Wednesday
at CDAC and PCP

I have fallen in love with Molly Moo from Bugaboo Stamps.  Their challenge this week is using "squares".  Head over to CDAC - Bug and PCP and see other creations using squares.

I created the planter svg last year, so I will post again as a freebie for those who missed it.

5x5, embellishments, copics, inking edges

Download:  flower planter  (svg)
File will be available for 5 days...ENJOY!!!

Totally Gorjuss - Punches or dies


Measuring Up!!

at Bugaboo Stamps

I've been playing with clear acetate sheets.  I changed image to svg in SCAL.  I cut the measuring cup on acetate and also cut the same shape into the card and glued the clear cup onto the front.  Her head is on the outside and her body is on the inside to give the effect of her inside the measuring cup.  I guess this is the kind of card that you have to see in person to get the full effect.  I also used the spoons in Afternoon at Auntie Elaine's set from SVGCuts.  I use this set SO MUCH!!!

Head over to Catch The Bug Blog to see what other delight cards were made from this cutie set.

5x5, the brown is a lot softer than in the pic, copics, stitching

Sew Many Cards - Cookies
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Art Impressions:  Stitching (real or faux)



New Release Day
at Paper Pretties


Paper Pretties has TWO awesome releases today...Oh So Tropical and Tea Time (each come with 2 sentiments). I chose Oh So Tropical, but I will definitely be doing Tea Time very soon. I LOVE LOVE what ARTish creates with these critters.  I'm a big fan of sentiments on a card so Paper Pretties has heard our requests.  Yippee! The fun lemon svg is FREE by SVGCuts.   Mary and Leo are the brains and talent behind this super company that produces fantastic svgs. I placed micro yellow/gold beads on inside of lemon for texture and shine.  Cool huh! Check out the other DT creations HERE.

A2 size, copics, MS leaf punch, Quickuts scroll, stitching, ribbon
I made lemon background and bottom is wallpaper


I'm feelin' BLUE....

....I'm missing you!
Metallic, Foils plus brads and/or eyelets Challenge

Just look at the expression on this little snowman's face...oh my goodness!  Snowman Ornament #5 is HERE.  Head over to Catch The Bug Challenge Blog and see what other fun creations my fellow DT members have posted.  WOW!!!

I chose to change him to an svg.  He will either be a cute ornament (notice the eyelet for the hanger) or a cute little tag for a "wish I was there" gift. I used silver, metallic foil for his hat and green metallic foil for the ornament. I meant to emboss the ornament, but only remembered after I glued...oh well!!

I can not share the svg, but you can purchase this adorable image and do the same as me by using SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) or MTC.

Approx.  4 1/2" tall, googly eyes, brads, eyelet, gold wire

Inside of tag


2 Sisters #48- Christmas in July
Simply Create #48 - Christmas Time
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Creative Belli - Christmas in July
DigiStamps 4 Joy - Christmas in July
Fun with Shapes and More - Christmas in July with punches or diecuts


Winter Fairy

at Catch The Bug

I almost consider this card a non-tradional colors Christmas card.  It is burgundy and cream.  My little Winter Fairy sits in "mid-air" inside the circle.  I have her glued to clear acetate paper. 

Jump over HERE to see what my fellow DT members have created today..VERY CREATIVE!!!

A2 size, clear acetate, PS paper, embellisments

close up using copic marker

By The Cute And Girly – July Challenge Things With Wings.
Magical Monday – Use Some Texture..
Deep Ocean – Challenge #4 Ribbons.


It's snowing in Bugaboo Land ....+freebie

Snowbusiness challenge
at Bugaboo Stamps

I love snow globes as an adult as much as I did as a child.  They can be mesmerizing! I am revisiting my snow globe from last year and adding the darling Marshmallow Snowman-Birdhouses from Bugaboo Stamps. I am going to offer the stand svg again as a freebie for the next 3 days.

Easel card

closed flat for A2 size envelop
Download:  Snow globe   (svg)
Svg file will be available for 3 days...ENJOY!!!

ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas - Older image
Creative Belli - #122 Christmas


Deck the Halls and Rootin' Tootin' Christmas...(+freebie)

A Sketch Challenge at Catch the Bug
Wacky Wednesday Challenge at CDAC/PCP
both sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

The Rudolph images are sooooo stinkin' cute! He makes me happy!  This is Rudolph-Ornament.  I'm having a ball this week with the mini challenges....I hope you are too!  Head over to see some fantastic creations with the SKETCH by fellow DT members at Catch the Bug Challenge post.

Easel card. I did a slightly different version of my Christmas ball svg

A2 size, copics, ribbon, glitter, stitching, die cut svg

There is a Cowboy Christmas theme challenge going on at CDAC  and PCP sponsored by Bugaboo.  I have one cousin living in Texas who will probably get this card or Rae Anne!  Dottie is my country girl.  I don't like shoes, but I love my boots!  I "totally scraplifted" from Renee'.  When something's not broke...don't fix.  There isn't anything I wanted to change.  The boot svg is a FREEBIE from SVGCuts.  Head over and get it!  I love FREE!

5x5, copics, stitching embellishments

Download: xmas balls  (svg)
Svg file will be available for 5 days...ENJOY!!!
(For a cleaner cut, I suggest not using bazzil paper )

Christmas Inspirations – Challenge #29 Anything Goes.
I Did It Creations – Challenge #64 Animals.
Do You Stack Up -  sewing (real or faux)
Creative Card Crew – Animal Antics.


Ruby Xmas - NEW RELEASE (+freebie svg)


Ruby is the New Release and also a FREEBIE for today's challenge....how cool is that!!  Head over to the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog and get her. Ruby has always reminded me of the character Flo on the old TV comedy, "Mel's Diner".  When she had had enough of someone, she would say, "well, just kiss my grits!" (Yup, showing my age again!)

I created a one-side-step card and continue with non-traditional colors.   I also made the ornament svg, today's freebie!

A2, stitching, copics, foil, MS punch, AC cardstock, made hook and clasp from thin wire

side view

DOWNLOAD:  Noel Ornament   (svg)
Svg will be available for 5 days....ENJOY!

CES:  Christmas
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Christmas


Hooray for Monday!

TWO important postings this morning...
1) "Christmas in July Blog Hop" continues....YIPPEE!
2) New Release day for Paper Pretties...HOORAY!

Today's mini challenge at Catch the Bug is "non-traditional Christmas colors".  I have toned it down today.  My Snowman Ornament #1 card is CAS(clean/simple) . It was created as a masculine Christmas card...so no foo foo LOL

Oh My!  You must check out the other fabulous cards at Bugaboo HERE.

DCWV paper, Fiskar border punches, spellbinders, copics, stitching, ribbon

And now.....Paper Pretties NEW RELEASE DAY ! 

This little fellow ALWAYS makes me smile.  I love happy cards so I just had to choose him to honor on New Release Day at Paper Pretties. And and and, he's at one of my "happy places" .... the WATER!!!!  Check out what the DT has created with the "2" new release images.  You heard correct...TWO new release images today...WOW

Use your imagination...that's a big splash in top left corner LOL
A2 size, lots of pop-ups for waves, copics and an embellishment

Side view of my one-step card



Crafty Pad - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in July
Two Sisters - #48 Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas in July
Paper Sundaes - Christmas in July (10 Combos, 1 of 3)
Jelly Park Friends Friday Challenges - Christmas in July Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Christmas Inspirations - Christmas Theme Anything Goes (1 of 2 Entries)
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes


Forget About Being the Early Bird.... (+ freebie)

Art Impression is having a "bird" challenge.  I used Birdie & Egg Carton. They have some fav stamps and crazy sentiments to boot. I was trying to make the chick a "Rhode Island Red" since that's where my DB and SIL live. I left head white just because I wanted to...haha

Don't forget to check back at Catch the Bug "Christmas in July Blog Hop" challenges that will be going on all week!  Lots of prizes and surprises!

5x5, coffee cup svg, copics, stitching, raffia, chicken wire stamp

Download:  coffee cup  (svg)
Svg will be available for 5 days...ENJOY!!!

Art Impression - so me your bird


Warm Winter Wishes

Bugaboo Christmas Blog Hop

Ho Ho Ho....welcome to the hop!!!
So many prizes and surprises...

If you just came from Sue (SCS Gallery), you are in the right place in the hop.  Or, if you are just starting, start HERE(Catch The Bug blog).

I have many friends that don't get snow during the Christmas season nor "chestnuts roasting on an open fire"...more like a pig roasting in an open pit!...haha  I chose Crab image from Bugaboo and created a half step card. I turned the digi into an svg and made the bulb svg last year.  

Someone will be the lucky winner of the crab image or another image of your choice that you see on another member's site" today".  I'm allowing this option since the crab isn't really a Christmas image...so you will have a choice. Leave a comment for a chance to win a free image from Bugaboo.

I'm revisiting my bulb svg and offering it as a freebie for next two days.

Side view of "half step card"

You are almost at the end of the hop.  I hope you had a great time hopping along.  Your LAST stop is  at Catch The Bug HERE. AND....You must leave your name at the linkz to be eligible for the prizes.

DOWNLOAD:  Christmas bulbs   (SVG)
Svg will be available for 5 days...ENJOY!!!


Fairy Knoll ~ Christmas in July    
Inspire Me Fridays ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create ~ Christmas Time   
 Stamp Something ~ Christmas in July
Stampin With The Dragon ~ Christmas in July    
Craft Us Crazy ~ Christmas in July
Digistamps 4 Joy ~ Christmas    
Simon Says ~ Anything Goes    
Digis with an Attitude - Anything Goes


Tag....Your it!!!

Freebie Friday
at Bugaboo Stamps

What a wonderful Freebie Friday image Jodie has created!  Just darling! It's called Bear Xmas tag.

The big Christmas in July Blog Hop begins tomorrow.  I hope you are as excited as we are!!! Fun, prizes, inspiration and surprises.  Doesn't get much better that that!!!



Christmas Brat

There's a Challenge going on
sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

That's right....a fun challenge...with it comes a freebie image from Bugaboo Stamps and a lovely little sketch for the challenge.  Oh my..you must head over and join the fun!

I chose Christmas Brat Dress for the sketch challenge.  I opted for non-traditional colors and put my copics to it!

"Imagine" charm...little girl can only imagine what's in store for Christmas.

5x5, stitching, MS punch, distressed edges and inked

Graphics 45 paper "Once Upon A Springtime" collecion
Fresh Brewed Designs - Month long challenge- 2 designer papers, 2 embellishments, 2 shapes
Fresh Brewed Designs - at 3 of any one thing


Masters in Shopping

(2nd Posting today)
Wacky Wednesday Challenge
(sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps)

JJ - Shopping Diva from Bugaboo Stamps says it all! ( I love shopping for "things" for my cards).  I don't like shopping for clothes or shoes.  I'm short, wasn't blessed if you know what I mean, and my feet are shaped like box cars. But, I can sure tell you what looks good on YOU or doesn't! LOL

Min sure put the challenge on me.  I had to make my own background paper not having anything that had all the fun, bright colors. LOL

I made this a bookmark card.  I found this recipe several years ago, but don't know where so I made up my own little tutorial. Check yesterday's post.

A2, copics, stitching, ribbon, embellishments

Opened so you can see bookmark that can be easily torn out.
For Fun Challenges - one extra fold
Cupcake Inspiration - bright colors

It's a Card....It's a Bookmark!!

Tutorial Wednesday
at Bugaboo Stamps

I learned this little trick several years ago.  I made my own quick tutorial to share with you. Being a crafter, I assure you that you have everything that is needed to make this card/bookmark. After the recipient has read your card, they can gently tear off the attached bookmark and have a little keepsake.

Step 1:
Cut your cardstock 5 1/2" x 11"
Step 2.
Score paper at 4 1/4"
 Step 3.
Now score at 8 1/2"
 Step 4.
Using perforation tool, go down the 8 1/2" scoring line you just made.  NOTE:  You can use a piercing tool and punch holes down the 8 !/2" scoring line OR using a Xacto blade, make tiny slices off and on down the 8 1/2" scoring line)  
Step 5.
After perforating, fold with bone and put a good crease in it.  Fold it backwards and forward again, so it will be a little easier to tear/pull off.
 Step 6.
Make a nice, clean crease at the 4 1/4" score line.
 Step 7.
I tape or staple my ribbon to bookmark/tag area first, then tape my layers.
THAT'S IT!!! Put whatever you want on the front.  Fits into A2 size envelope. 

Tools and supplies needed....
11x 5 1/2" cardstock
Perforating tool (cuttlebug makes one, a piercing tool, or xacto knife)
Scoring tool (Scor-Pal, Martha Stewart scorer, your cutting tool may have a scoring area)
Bone (or way to make clean, crisp crease)
Your imagination for the front and bookmark area

Crafts and Me - Summertime
Paper Pretties - animal


Knobby Knees

at Bugaboo Stamps

Aren't these knobby knee kids just darlin'! Their little figures just make me smile....maybe her knees remind me of my childhood days...haha

Knobby Knee Candy Cane is the newbie at Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose to place her in a lever card from the Svgcuts "Breezy Backyard Lever Card" set.  Fun fun fun!!! The set is so versatile.  The candy canes are from Svgcuts "Comets Candy Land"set.  Check out the New Release post HERE.

Got out my trusty light weight sledge hammer for the open brads....no sissy tools for ME!

Breezy Backyard Lever Card

Inside angle view

Pressed flat for mailing in a 5x5 envelop