2nd Happy Boss Day Card

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This is a Bugaboo Digital Stamp called Escape Key. I got permission from Jodie (shop owner) to remove the original saying and replace it with this one. My husband is awesome and can Photoshop so he replaced the saying and digitally colored the image. I cut out the colored image matted it and stuck it on the card base.
This fits into the Bonus Category of the Scrapbook.com October Inspirational Card Challenge – humor/sarcastic.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Bazzill Green)
Digital Stamp: Escape Key @ Bugaboo Stamps
Colored – Photoshop (colored by husband)

First Happy Boss Day Card

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Trying to figure out why my post keeping getting messed up. So here is another attempt. Anyone else having trouble with wordpress in where it makes your images long and distorted?

I found the present digital stamp on Bugaboo Digital Stamps (they are retiring and only a $1.00). I used sketch #4 from October Card Sketch Challenge on Scrapbook.com. I pushed the sketch to the bottom of the card instead of the top.

October Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – humor/sarcastic

Cardstock: Bazzill
Digital Stamps: Bugaboo Digital Stamps (presents)
Accents/Tools: pop dots

Best Friends + Happy Hour = Perfect Birthday

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Wine - perfect birthday

A lady requested a wine themed birthday card for her best friend. I decided to go with fun bright colors and she loved it!!

Sketch used: My Favorite Things March 2015 Blueprints 23

1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration – I went with the wine theme.

Digital Image: That’s the Spirit @ JW Illustrations (Etsy shop)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation) (green unknown) (Orange is from Hobby Lobby)
Patterned Paper: Recollections dotted paper
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer.
Accents/ Tools: scor-pal, darice diagonal embossing folder, gems, glue dots

I think you’re cool


Penguin Valentine 2

Wanted to do a Valentine with a penguin and needed one for a secret pal so decided to combine them! The tag for the secret pal card says “To my Secret Pal” and then the inside says: “I think you’re cool! Happy Valentine’s Day!”

I used Little Penguin Winter from Bugaboo Stamps and also used Stella Says Sketch #402 as my inspiration.

1) Stella Says Sketch Challenge #402 – use the sketch provided as inspiration
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Inspiration Category – went with pinks, Valentine theme and banner type look (made with the rick rack)

Digital Image: Little Penguin Winter @ Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (raven)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (love stripes 1 – Love Collection)
Inks: I colored the penguin in photoshop and printed him on a canon inkjet printer. The hat I printer on pink cardstock and paper pieced on the penguin.
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations tag collection, Simplicity rick rack, xyron X sticker maker, glue dots, 1/8 scor-tape

Doggy love mail


Doggy mail Valentine

One of the guys at work is like us and only has a fur baby and our dog people. So I like making cards for him to give to his wife that are dog related. When I saw this stamp – Puppy Love – Envelope at Bugaboo I knew it would be perfect! Plus it is on sale right now so I totally SCORED! I paper pieced it with cardstock but I think I might try to color this one some time.  Okay does anyone even remember this paper or paper company?? Man I have some serious paper stash!! The watermark says 2005….just 9 years old!!


1) Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #206 (SSSC206)– Use the sketch provided as inspiration

2) Catch The Bug Challenge – February – Love


Digital Stamp – Puppy Love – Envelope @ Bugaboo Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Sweetwater (Love Me paper collection)

Accent/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, Xyron X,


Hog and Kisses for you!



Yippee!! I made my goal for the Bugaboo Birthday Challenge Week!! I wanted to enter in 3 of challenges and complete the blog hop and I was able to do all 3!! I also was able to do all 3 with Bugaboo Images!! Yea me!!

I made this card for a lady that requested this image and saying for her daughter’s Valentine’s card. Hope she likes it!


1) Catch the Bug Challenge – Sunday, January 19 – Birthday Celebration Sketch  –


2) Simply Create Too Challenge #53 – Valentine’s Day or use Hearts. I did both!!


Image: Bobblehead Greetings – Hogs and Kisses @ Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Bright Beautiful Flowers


I was able to get a 2nd Bugaboo challenge done during this week as Bugaboo is celebrating its 4th Birthday.

Bright Flower pot

I used i {heart} sketches #49 as my inspiration. I love this sketch!



1) Catch the Bug Challenge BlogMonday, January 20 – Color Challenge


2) January Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Favorites category – used the sketch above


Image: Flower Pot 1 @ Bugaboo Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

April showers bring May Flowers!!


Yep, flowers, flowers flowers is the challenge this week at For Fun Challenge. Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo and they have wonderful stamps that have several flowers in the stamp so it made this challenge super easy!

We are short a couple team members at the moment due to health and life reason so I did two cards this week.

My first card I used Beautiful Blocks…Live, Love, Laugh


1) Alphabet Challenge BlogG for GARDEN

2) My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #71 – Simply follow the sketch and create a card or other paper creation. You may use any stamps and supplies that you wish. If the winning card uses MFT stamps, the participant will earn a $5 bonus, for a total of a $20 gift voucher!

I used the sketch as my inspiration but changed it a little to work for me.

3) Catch the Bug Challenge – Things with wings!

4) Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #163-This week’s challenge is a…“Butterfly Kisses!”For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project that has at least one butterfly somewhere on it! We MUST be able to see the butterfly…it can not be hidden! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!

My 2nd card is for my girlfriend who is having a heck of a time with her teenage daughter! I figured she needed a little laugh about the situation!


1) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #45 – May Flowers!

2) Crafty Creations Challenge #169 – Frame it! hat’s right, use a frame of some sort on your card, altered item, scrapbook page or whatever you create!!  And you can be pretty creative too … you could use a image that has a frame, use any image and a hand-drawn frame around it, or you could use a few nestabilities or other dies to create a frame!  The options are pretty extensive!!


Card – Live Love Laugh

Stamps/Images: Beautiful blocks – Live Love Laugh from Bugaboo Digi Stamps


Inks/Markers: Tombow (green 133, purple 665 636, pink 815)

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folders, flower brads, Fiskars scallop punch

Card – Teenages and Flowers

Stamps/Images: Stella Blocks – Teenages and Flowers from Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Patterned Paper – Chatterbox

Inks/Markers: Tombow (yellow 055, 991, blue 515, green 126, orange 933, gray N55)


Down at the Funny Farm….


We sing ei-ei-ei-o!!

I’m being silly but that is where we went at For Fun Challenges this week….The Farm! How ever you want to interpret it is up to you. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. ***If you want to be a Guest DT member at For Fun Challenges leave me a comment letting me know!***

We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. The random picked winner will win 7  Free Images!! Today I used Bobblehead Greetings – Hogs and Kisses

A girl at work buys my cards and will put in orders when she needs a special one. Her grandma-in-law is 88 years old and loves pigs. So that was her request for a Valentine’s Card and this is what I came up with. She loved it so that is all that matters!


1) For Fun Challenges – Down at the Farm

2) Catch the Bug Challenge – A sketch challenge. Use the sketch provided as inspiration.


Stamps/Images: Bobblehead Animal Greetings – Hogs and Kisses at Bugaboo Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Chatterbox, Bazzill Cardstock

Inks/Markers: printed on my computer

Accents/Tools: heart punch, EK Success edge punch, brads

Techniques: Paper Piecing

Happy Birthday Bugaboo Style!!


Inside: Happy Birthday!

You can only call your good friends “old Fart” and get away with it! So that is who I made this card for. Also, to give her a chuckle.

Bugaboo is the sponsor at For Fun Challenges this week as we celebrate “A Friends Birthday”. Not just ANY birthday card but it must be for a FRIEND!! If you are needing an image to be able to meet the challenge check out Bugaboo there is something for everyone!  And the winner at For Fun Challenge will get 7 free stamps from Bugaboo!!


1) Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 188 – Sketch. Use the Sketch provided. I think you can see the sketch. I took the bottom piece and made it go diagonal instead of it going horizontal across the bottom.

2) Creative Craft World –  Have  ‘numbers’  or  ‘add a sentiment’. This challenge will run until 5th November at 10pm GMT

Inside: BUY IT!   Happy Birthday!

I have another friend that this image fit perfectly so I decided to make two cards! Plus I wanted to play in The Play Date Cafe color challenge. It was fun going out of my norm and I ended up with a cute card. I probably would of went with bright colors if it wasn’t for the challenge.


1) The Play Date Cafe (PDCC105) –  This week’s color story is from our terrific Color Story Coordinator, Jaclyn Miller and her suggested color palette this week is… Kraft/Taupe…Flesh…Cadet Blue

2) Bows & Berries Challenge #13 – Clean & Simple

3) CAS-ual Fridays (CFC26) –  Create a Clean And Simple card using the sketch

**Upcoming Event**

Clear Dollar Stamps is having a SPECIAL blog hop THIS Sunday (11-6-11)

We will be featuring a new stamp. For hopping with us TWO lucky people will have a chance to win the digital stamp!!

See you Sunday at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com


Old Fart Card

Stamp/Image: Stella Birthday – Aged to Perfection by Bugaboo

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill Navy/OP, Green, Patterned Paper – Carolee Creations (college friends)

Inks/Markers: Canon inkjet printer (colored in Photoshop)

Accents/Tools: orange brads, Fiskars frame template, pop dots

Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4

If the Shoe Fits

Stamp/Image:  JJ Tequila and Shoes – If the Shoe Fits by Bugaboo

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill

Inks/Markers: Canon inkjet printer (colored in Photoshop)

Accents/Tools: computer, black pen

Card Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

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