Friday, September 25, 2020

Chocolate Fantasy


Hello and welcome.  Today is Freebie Friday over at Bugaboo's blog Catch The Bug.  As soon as I started on my card, my husband saw the image and said the card had to go to his sister.  
 
After printing my image onto Hammermill white card stock, I colored it using both prismacolor and copic markers before lightly stippling Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink then layering.  For the card, I pulled out some scrap designer paper (sorry can't remember what company) and added that to a chocolate chip card stock before adding my layered image.  I then pulled out some Stampin Up ribbon I had forgotten about, tied it into a knot, then added a copper circle clip.  The only other embellishments added were copper brads, white silk flowers I've had for years and a copper pearl bling in the center of the flowers.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to grab your freebie here.

Stamps: Bugaboo
Ink: Tim Holtz Milled Lavender
Card Stock: Hammermill White, Stampin Up, Designer Paper Scrap
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Ribbon, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Copper Clip, Glue Dots, Stipple Brush, Brads, Silk Flowers, Copper Pearl

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Let's Doodle!

Hello and welcome.   Today is Humor Me Wednesday at Catch The Bug and although my card today isn't humorous, it does reflect my hope for 2021 - Clean And Simple!  My hope for next year is a nice, neat, low stress year especially after everything 2020 has thrown at us!  My card was inspired, not only by the year, but did you know September 20th is Doodle Day?  I sure didn't.
 
After printing off my Ornamental Flowers 2 image (at 3.5x5 inches ) onto Hammermill white card stock, I colored it using copic markers before lightly stippling the left over tumbled glass ink around the colored image.  The only embellishments used were clear bling crystals and Sakura 3D black glaze pen to highlight the butterflies flight.  A nice clean and simple card great for any occasion.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and please stay safe out there.

Stamps: Bugaboo
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Hammermill White
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Stipple Brush, Bling, Sakura 3D Glaze Pen

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Kiss My Furry Orange......


.....@%#!  Hello and welcome. Today is new release Tuesday at Catch The Bug for Bugaboo Stamps and we have a snarky little kitty for you today called Crabby Cat.  I LOVE this image!!!!!  Snarky and to the point. Perfect for the way 2020 has gone.  
 
After printing the image off onto Hammermill white card stock, I colored it using both prismacolor and copic markers.  I did go and highlight parts of the image using prismacolor pencils with a blender pencil before layering and adding some small black brads.  I then pulled out some scrap orange/black card stock, ran it through my big shot with a Tim Holtz cracked embossing folder, before lightly stippling spiced marmalade on the embossed border and then lightly around the image panel before adding it to an orange card with scrap Basic Grey designer paper.  I then stippled the spiced marmalade ink around the edges of the card before adding some black ribbon I received as a RAK before color spritzing some basic grey marker over the card and image panel.  The final embellishments were a prima flower with bling center and Sakura 3D glaze pens to highlight the saying and some added details to the kitty itself.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and stay safe out there.

Stamps: Bugaboo
Ink: Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade
Card Stock: Hammermill White, Stampin Up, Basic Grey Ambrosia DP
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Blender Pencil, Ribbon, Big Shot, Tim Holtz Cracked Embossing Folder, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Color Spritzer Tool, SU Basic Grey Marker, Prima Flowers, Bling, Stipple Brush, Sponge, Brads, Sakura 3D Glaze Pens

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Thoughts And Prayers



Hello and welcome.  Today is a new Saturday weekly challenge at Catch The Bug and it's a Bingo challenge.  For my project, I went with Embossing, Bugaboo Image, Ribbon and used the Beautiful Blocks - Thoughts and Prayers.  I decided to keep my card somewhat clean and simple (CAS) since all of the California wildfire smoke exacerbated both my migraines and asthma/COPD.  One thing I've learned the last week, breathing and not being in pain are definitely under rated! 

 

After printing out my image onto white card stock and coloring using both copic and prismacolor markers, I lightly stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass ink that was still on my brush from another project then layered.  I then added that to my card, which I kept the background clean, then added some enamel dots in place of brads and added a white ribbon bow.  For the embossing part, I pulled out my Souffle embossing pens and Sakura 3D embossing glaze pens and used those to highlight parts of the image.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and if you could say a prayer for California and all of the wildfires we're having right now.  Don't forget to join us in the challenge as well.  

Stamps: Bugaboo
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Stipple Brush, Ribbon Bow, Glue Dots, Enamel Dots, Souffle Embossing Pen, Sakura 3D Embossing Glaze Pen

Friday, September 18, 2020

Beware Of The Cat!


Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share with you a card I made using Impression Obsession's image Trick or Treat Birdhouse (G1646-DG).  My card today features the digital version of the image.  For those who don't like using digital images, you can get the rubber one here and it's also on sale right now.  
 
I started out by printing my image onto Neenah white card stock and coloring using Prismacolor and Lyra pencils before blending using a blending pencil.  I then stippled some Tim Holtz stormy sky, chipped sapphire and wild honey distress inks over and around it to give a "blustery autumn rain storm" feel before layering.  I then pulled out some maple leaf brads I've had for years and never used before dry embossing a chocolate border then adding a chocolate ribbon.  After that I lightly sanded the border to distress it a bit and then sponged Tim Holtz spiced marmalade around the edges of the card before stippling brushed corduroy over the Basic Grey Ambrosia designer paper to also distress that before adding my layered image.  Behind the image I dusted off some silk maple leaves I've also had in my stash for years and rarely used.  I'm really happy with how this turned out since I've been dealing with increased migraines and breathing issues from asthma/COPD due to all the smoke from the wildfires burning around me.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and stay safe out there.  Also if you're willing, please pray for all of the wildfire victims.  

Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Tim Holtz Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey, Brushed Corduroy
Card Stock: Neenah White, Stampin Up, Basic Grey Ambrosia Designer Paper
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Silk Leaves, Glue Dots, Ribbon, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest EF, Ribbon, Brads, Dimensionals

Puppy Love

Hello and welcome.  Today is Bugaboo Stamps freebie Friday over at Catch The Bug.   Today's freebie is an adorable image called Kidz Pug. For my card, I started out by choosing my designer paper, Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard I had received as a RAK and hadn't used yet then let that dictate the color scheme and layout.

After printing the image onto Hammermill white card stock, I colored it using both prismacolor and copic markers before lightly stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass ink for a soft sky then layered it and added some vintage brads.  I then added it to the card popping it up over the Dutch Mustard border before sponging some Stampin Up chocolate chip ink around the edges and added a matching ribbon.  I then die cut some hearts from scrap card stock and added those behind the popped up image.  The only other embellishments I added were some dusty dew drops, an olive heart clip and finally highlighted parts of the image with 3D glaze pens and a white gel pen.  I'm really happy with it since the colors put me out of my normal comfort zone.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and stay safe out there!  Don't forget to get your freebie here and stop by the rest of the design teams blogs to leave them some love.

Stamps: Bugaboo Kidz Pug
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Hammermill White, Stampin Up, Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Designer Paper
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, 3D Glaze Pens, Dimensionals, Dew Drops, Glue Dots, Ribbon, Heart Clip, Brads, MFT Heart Dies, Big Shot, Sponge, Stipple Brush

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Ain't No Sunshine

Hello and welcome.  Today is the new release over at Bugaboo Stamps and the design team has some awesome samples using No Sunshine for your inspiration over on Catch The Bug.  For my card, I pulled out some Target $1 spot umbrella designer paper I bought eons ago to pair with it.

After printing on to Hammermill white card stock, I colored it using both prismacolor and copic markers before lightly stippling Tim Holtz stormy sky, tumbled glass and broken china distress inks then layered.  Once my layering was finished, I added it to the card using dimensionals then added a blue ribbon from my stash.  I then went and added some sequins I bought from Michael's years ago, and have never used, before highlighting parts of the image using Sakura 3D glaze pens.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team's blogs to leave them some love.

Stamps: Bugaboo
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky
Card Stock: Hammermill White, Stampin Up Scraps, Target $1 Spot Designer Paper Scrap
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Ribbon, Stipple Brushes, Computer, Printer, Sequins, Glue Dots