Monday, January 15, 2018

Birthday dog gift bag

Today is day 3 of the Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash and today the challenge is to make something that is not a card that you would use for a birthday party.  If you follow me, you know about Gus, my daughter's Teddy Bear pup, which will have a birthday coming up so this is a gift bag for him.  He is sooooo spoiled. When I went to pick up some items to give him for Christmas, the lady at the store, asked me how many dogs I had, hehehe...only one very spoiled grandpup with a wardrobe larger than some men I know, no lie.
For my bag, I used one of the images from the Birthday Puppies Set.  I didn't add additional items on the bag because I was afraid Gus would chew them off.






Bag:  MPR Associates, Inc
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Birthday Puppies Set
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Challenges
Not just cards - Anything Goes
Allsorts - No patterned paper
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 14, 2018

HB to someone I would share my cupcakes with

Today is Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash Day 2 which is a Sketch Challenge.  It really is an easy one.  I used the Bugabdaybird2 Birthday Bird 02 along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bugaboo Birthday Bird 02
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - HBday share cupcakes
Spellbinder:  Small Circle; Teardrop Circle
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - January
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 362 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 106 Anything Goes



Saturday, January 13, 2018

Guess who's turning 18

My son's girlfriend is turning 18 on the 18th so it is her GOLDEN birthday.  They are planning to come visit me sometime later in the month.  I made this card also for the start of the 8th Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug.  Check the site for all the wonderful prizes and daily challenges for the week.  Today starts the first one which is "Bold and Bright Birthday Wishes".    The image is Lil Kidz Cupcake and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.






Prize Set

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Lil Kidz Cupcake
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Guess who's turning 18
Punches:  EK Success; Fiskars
Glitter:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 316 - 317 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 189 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ch. 358 Anything Goes
Di's Digi Challenge - Birthday Challenge
QKR - Ch. 278 Anything Goes

Friday, January 12, 2018

Time for a Birthday SUGAR HIGH!

Today is a Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug and this Birthday Penguin Cupcake is the perfect one to get us started for tomorrow will be the 8th Birthday Bash.  On my card, the sentiment is from TLC, Create. I have been diabetic since the age 11 so eating a cupcake that large would REALLY cause a high blood sugar to say the least, hehe.  For my card, I used Glossy Accents on the balloons. My border punch from Martha Stewart has butterflies that lift up.  The Birthday Bash will be Cupcakes, birds and butterflies so pull out all of your supplies.



Patterned Paper:  
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Birthday Penguin Cupcake 
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Birthday Sugar High
Punches:  EK Success & Martha Stewart
Bling:  Mark Richards
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 109 Hooray for Birthdays
Dream Valley - Ch. 170 Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 376 Let's be Happy
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 374 Layer it Up
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 362 Anything Goes

Hugs & Kisses

I have an Aunt that has her birthday on Valentine's Day and she is a mail carrier.  So I found that I had this pre-colored image in my stash Kaboodle Bug Designs that I got as a freebie YEARS ago.  I layered it and stamped the sentiment on it from My Favorite Things.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Kaboodle Bug Designs
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things - X and O's 
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black & Lady Bug Red
Flowers:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Michael's

Challenges
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 133 Anything Goes & optional Love is in the Air
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 189 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 374 Layer it up

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Celebrate! it's your birthday

This weekend my best friend's Grandson will have his 6th birthday and he is having a party on Saturday.  I made this card using the Bugaboo image Brats- Michael and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I will be going to babysit him and his brother as well as two neighbor boys later this afternoon while my friend takes her Mom to a doctor appointment.  The funny thing is that I more nervous to watch four boys for a short time then when I have had four patients that have been 66 plus.  Hehehe.  Oh well, that's why I have to get a little sleep.







Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Brat - Michael (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Celebrate it's your birthday
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Hemptique
Button:  My Favorite Thing

Challenges
My Favorite Things - MFTWSC367
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 109 Hooray for Birthdays
Little Red Wagon - Ch. 428 Boy oh Boy
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 376 Let's be Happy
The Male Room - Ch. 76 New Beginnings
Brown Sugar - Ch. 274 Birthday

Be Careful...there's an affection going around

Lately, I feel you have to be careful that there are flu bugs going around and that hospitals don't have IV fluids since there are shortages.  It is a rough winter for that and I have heard of so many people being ill for extended periods. So drink plenty of fluids.  What we need is more love and affection and not to pass around germs, hehe.  This is the cute image from Gerda Steiner that is the progressive challenge for January using the Panda in Love and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I made this an easel card.  I put Glossy Accents on the Hearts.




Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections; Bazzil
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner:  Panda in Love (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Affection Going Around
Divine Twine
Heart Bling:  Paper Studio
Bling:  Prima & Mark Richards
Ink:  Memento - Lady bug
Glossy Accents
Dies:  Sixxiz

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 495
Gerda Steiner - January Progressive Challenge
4CC - Ch. 385 No Winter Blues
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 133 Anything Goes with optional Love is in the Air
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 10