Saturday, July 14, 2018

Country Colors Birthday


Good Morning! Today's cutie is for the challenge at Bugaboo's Catch
 The Bug - use your country's colors. 
I have used Kidz Bella Birthday. I just adore these little sweeties. Her face
and hair are just so precious, and she reminds me of my niece. 
Please stop by the Blog and see what the rest of the team have created, and 
play along for GREAT prizes!!

Turquoise Christmas


Happy Saturday!! Yes, with Christmas in July, I am definately in the
mood for Holiday cards!! 
This is one of my favorite stamp sets, so I HAD to use it for this month's
Merry Christmas Challenge.  Since non-traditional colored Christmas cards
are my passion, I went with turquoise. I LOVE how it turned out!!
Please stop by TMCC and see what the rest of the team have also created,
and get a jump start on your 2018 cards!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sketchy Stella


Good Morning!!  Today at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug. we have a new
Challenge for you!! One of my Favorites...Stella Says Sketch!


I have used a FUN coffee image, that says it ALL!!  The day HAS to
start with coffee or it doesn't start...LOL. The image is named Coffee Time -
Please go see all of the great DT makes, and join in the FUN for great prizes!!

Thursday, June 21, 2018


Good Morning!! I hope it is a gorgeous day in your neck of the woods!! Here
too, as the A/C broke last night, and we won't have it fixed until late afternoon!
Today's card is for Bugaboo's Catch The Bug's Oldie But Goodie Day!! Our DT 
members all dig out a little bit older images and create something NEW!!
The image I chose is called Attitude Car! I LOVE this saying...SO True!! But I 
also adore this car, as my first car in 1978 was a VW Beetle~
Please stop by CTB and see what the rest of the DT have created, and then
dig out some oldies of your own!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I Remember


Happy Wednesday! Today at The Merry Christmas Challenge, our alternate
theme is Memories. I have used this image for my card because it reminds
me of Christmases when I was young. Going to Grandma's on Christmas Eve,
with the snow and playing in the front yard before dinner. We did that after 
Grandpa and I delivered Christmas meals for Meals on Wheels...I loved visit-
ing all of the people ( usually elderly ) and getting to sing a Christmas song
for them. It made us all happy!!
Please head over to MCC and see the other DT makes. We always have an 
Anything Goes  theme, along with the alternate. I hope you'll join us and 
get a head start on your Christmas 2018 cards!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pretty Bride


Good Morning!!  Today is Oldie But Goodie Day over at Bugaboo's
Catch The Bug. This is one of my FAVE Bride images to use for 
June Weddings!!  I have done cards very similar, but always a bit 
different with this Beauty. Her name is Pretty Bride and you can find
her HERE in the Store. 
Please visit the Blog and see the other oldies used by the DT, and then
dig out yours for a play, too!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

For the Teacher


Good Morning! Today's card was  made for this week's challenge at 
Merry Christmas Challenges. Although an Anything Goes Challenge, 
there is always an alternate if you so choose to use it. This week, the 
alternate is to make a Christmas card for a Teacher!!  Being the organized
( cough) person I am, I do not know this little gal's name, but I do know 
she is a Penny Black image...isn't she a cutie?
Please stop by the blog and see the other Design Team makes, and join
us for the FUN!! Another card to add to your 2018 Christmas Cards!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Christmas Dragon


Happy Hump Day!! Today I have a cutie Christmas card for the Merry
 Christmas Challenge.  Although an Anything Goes challenge, we also
have an alternate theme each week, and this week it is Polka Dots.
Please stop by the Challenge Blog and see all of the pretty cards made
by the design team, and join in the FUN!!  It will be one more card 
ready for Christmas 2018!!

Monday, June 4, 2018

It's A Bird


Good Morning!  Today is the last day of school here in my hometown...not that
it affects me, my daughter is an adult, but we need to keep an eye out for kids
in the streets again!!
Today is ABC Monday at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug. I have used this happy Bird
on my little gift bag. I thought this would be a good sized bag for just a little
thinking of you and hoping you smile gift.
Please drop by CTB and see what else you can make with Bugs other
than cards, then check out the store for little sweeties like this on!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fitness Protection...LOL


This is so 100% my life theory...LOL!!  This little gal is FI Gertrude - Fitness Protection
from Bugaboo Stamps. Isn't she a HOOT?
Today is Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug. I saw a card made using
this ol' gal on Pinterest, and just had to make one similar! I have a friend who is going
 to be starting a Spring Diet, and thought this might give her a good giggle. 
Please go have a look at all of the great makes done by the rest of the DT, and then
dig out some oldies and get creating!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Holly and Ivy


Good Morning! Today is a new challenge over at the Merry Christmas Challenge!
I have followed the alternate theme of Holly and Ivy, but the challenge is Always
Anything Goes Christmas. I love theme cards, and this one is just too perfect for
a happy Christmas Card!
Please visit the Blog and see what the rest of the DT have created, then join in the
fun and add another Christmas card to your 2018 stash!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Christmas Gift Card



Today I have made a Christmas Gift Card Holder for this week's 
challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge.  Even though the 
Challenge is Always Anything Goes ( which in most cases are 
my favorite kind ) I have been really enjoying following the 
Weekly Option. Obviously this week it is Gift Card Holder...LOL!
I find I don't use my Silhouette often enough, so it was fun to put some
paper in her, and create!
Please visit MCC and see what the DT has created, and then get to work
on your own creations for Christmas 2018 and join us!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Cute Monsters


Happy Monday!  I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day! Today I
am sharing a little candy/gift box. The image is Bugaboo's, and they are 
called MIS Monsterific , I am so happy how this came out, and think it is 
usable for a little boy or girl. 
Be sure to check out the other Makes done by the DT, then get your creating 
started for the week!!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Meant to Be


There was never a truer statement!!  And THIS image from Bugaboo is 
this week's Freebie Friday! I love how whimsical the image is, and how 
true the sentiment is..
Please visit Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Challenge Blog and see what the
rest of the Design Team have created, then hop over to the STORE and 
pick up this FREEBIE for yourself!!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fan Dancer Doll


Good Morning!  Time for another great challenge over at The Paper Nest
Dolls Challenge Blog! I am trying to get my coloring better little by little, so 
this little gal was a challenge with HAIR...LOL. I think she is adorable - I love 
her kimono and fans!  Her name is Fan Dancer Avery , 
She is just one of many sweet little dolls you can find in the store. I hope you will
join in the month long challenge - it is always Anything Goes. Please check out
what the other Design Team members have created, and join in the FUN. You could
win 3 ( or 4 if you use a PND) images of your choice!! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Christmas Bauble


Good Morning! Today's card is for The Merry Christmas Challenge. Even
though the theme is always Anything Goes, there is an Optional theme this 
week of Decorations. So I went with a tree decoration. I adore anything I 
can sparkle up...LOL!
Please hop over to MCC and see what the Design Team have created, and 
make an ornament card to add to your stash!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Banner Christmas


Good Morning and Happy Hump Day!  Today there is a new challenge over at
Merry Christmas Challenges!  The challenge is always Anything Goes Christmas, 
and our option this week is Banners. Ta Da! I went with the option this week...LOL!
I enjoyed making the banners, but I really love to use non-traditional colors on Christma
Cards, so this was FUN!! 
Please stop by the Blog and see the beautiful creations done by the Design Team, and
join the challenge, too!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New Dottie Birthday


Good Morning!  Today is new release day at Bugaboo Digi Stamps. This is Dottie
and she is just one of a few newbies today. Isn't she pretty?
Hope over to Catch The Bug Challenge Blog  and see what the rest of the DT 
have created with Dottie, and then head over to the store and see what else Jodie 
has new for us this week!!  As always, New Releases are 50% off the first week!!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Magical Day


Good Morning and Happy Saturday!! Today I'd like to wish you a Magical Day
with this gorgeous Unicorn from Bugaboo Stamps! 
We have  FUN challenge today featuring Unicorns and/or Rainbows.  Lots of 
gorgeous colors to brighten Blogworld!
Please head over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and see the pretty rainbows
and unicorns our DT have made, then join in for a change at GREAT PRIZES!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Spring Bugaboo Freebie


I might be Friday the 13th, but at Bugaboo Digi Stamps. it is Freebie Friday!
Doesn't this little guy make you wish for Spring? We here in Iowa are getting
a bit of a tease this week, but there is more freezing weather on the way for the 
weekend! Arghhh...
This little guy is called Brat Boy Bugs , and he sure looks like he is enjoying 
a gorgeous Spring day!  Please stop over to the Catch The Bug Blog and see the
rest of the great DT makes and then visit the store, and get this cutie for yourself!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Christmas Trees


Good Morning! Today's card is for this week's challenge at Merry Christmas Challenges,
Our theme is always Anything Goes, with an alternate theme, which this week is Trees.
I just love this image...I wish I could remember where I got it! It is easy to color and 
always makes such a gorgeous card! 
Please visit the MCC and see what the rest of the Design Team have created.
Then play along with us and get that much closer to having your Christmas card
stash ready for the season!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Fun Job


and the holiday this card celebrates is "Don't go to work unless it's FUN day".
This one was FUN to do...LOL! This is Nurse Margret - As Seen on TV. 
Isn't she a hoot?
Please stop by and see the rest of the DT makes, then make a giggle for yourself!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Just Clowning Around


Good Morning! Today I have this sweet guy, Circus Clown Owen, to wish you all
a happy Hello!!
I had FUN with this one - from coloring his cool outfit, to putting his tent together. 
AND I got to make him twice..LOL  Yup. I am a clutz and spilled 3/4 of a glass of Pepsi
on my desk Saturday morning!! OMGoodness the things I ruined! From my card to my
keyboard it was all trashed!!
Well, this guy is to celebrate a new challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog!
Please head over and see all of the wonderful creations done by the Uber Talented 
Design Team...they really made some gorgeous things this month!!  Then make some-
thing Fabby and JOIN THE FUN!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ring The Bells

Happy Hump Day! Today at The Merry Christmas Challenge, you can
use our regular Anything Goes theme, or the theme of Bells. I went witb
some jingle bells. I searched all of my images, and didn't find any good old
fashioned bells, so I thought jinglers were bells...it works!! 
Please be sure to visit the Blog and see the rest of the great creations by the 
Design Team, then play along and add another ( or your first) Christmas 
card to you stash!!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sweet Friends


Good Morning and Happy Monday! ( I know, that is an oxymoron-)
Today's card just makes me smile. I love Elephants, and this little sweetie
is from Paper Nest Dolls. Her name is Elephant with Butterfly but I call 
her Ellie. I have a friend that has been having a rough couple of weeks,
and I want to let her know I am thing of her, so I'm hoping this will at 
least give her a smile.
Have a wonderful week, and please visit Paper Nest Dolls  to see all of the
adorable images that will make you smile!!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bugaboo Photo Challenge


Good Morning and Happy Saturday!! We're freezing here in MidAmerica
( Iowa) with the latest Spring snowfall...LOL.
Today's card is for the Photo Challenge over at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Challenge.



I have kept with the theme and used Flower Can - Cute isn't it?
Please stop over to CTB and see the rest of the DT makes, and then join us
for FUN and great Prizes!!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patty's Day!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Being of Irish heritage ( my great grand-
parents came over, they were the O'Grady's upon arrival and then changed
to the Bradys) this is a proud day in our family! So this card says it all!
I have used Bugaboo's Happy St.Patty's Day To Ewe...pretty perfect, eh?
AND he happens to be on sale right now, too! Today at Bugaboo's
Catch The Bug Challenge. we have a great BINGO challenge
going on!


Please stop over and see the creations made by the uber talented Design
Team, and whip up your own masterpiece and join the challenge for great
prizes, and FUN!!  Then head out for green beer and corned beef 
and cabbage!!  ENJOY!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I Love Shoes


Today is "Shoe The World Day", so I thought it proper to make a card to 
celebrate!!  I Love this image called Frame It Cinderella, and thought
she was perfect for this holiday...LOL
Please stop by Bugaboo's Catch The Bug and see the other Humorous
Holiday we're celebrating ( it involves spiders - EWWW) then check out
the store for YOUR Humorous Holiday celebration!


A Little Christmas


Good Morning! Today I'll start with a little bit of Christmas. I made this 
for today's challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
This week's twist is The Grinch, but I couldn't find an image I liked, so I
just made a card I can add to my stash. As most know, I usually go for non-
traditional colors, and I did it again..LOL!
Please check out the rest of the DT makes ( there ARE a couple of Grinch
cards) and then join in the FUN!!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Freebie From Bugaboo


Good Morning and Happy Friday!!  Fridays means a Freebie over at 
Bugaboo Digi Stamps!  It is called Break A Leg, and comes with four
different sentiments, making it SO versitile!!
Please be sure to visit Catch The Bug and see what the rest of the DT 
have created, then hop on over to the store and grab your freebie and
any other images on your wish list!!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Bugaboo Sketch #605


Happy Sunday!  Today's card is for the Stella Says Sketch #605 over at


Pretty simple, but sure makes a neat card!  I have used MIS JJ Coffee
and just says it like it is!!  I have had MANY days like that for sure!
Please hop over and see the rest of the DT makes, then get to creating yours!
Enter into the challenge for you chance at great prizes!!  HAVE FUN-

Saturday, March 3, 2018

A Boy and His Bunny


Good Morning! It is time for a new challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls
Challenge Blog. I was thrilled to get started on my Easter cards, and 
decided to make the first for my Great Nephew. This little man is 
Easter Owen, and I just love his little bunny! He looks ready to have his
little buddy go hunting for eggs, doesn't he?
Hop on over to The Paper Nest Dolls Blog and check out what the rest 
of the Design Team have created for March, and join us by the 28th for
a chance to win adorable images of your own!!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Springy Sketch


Hiya Crafters, and Happy Saturday! Today my card is for the 


So, I realize my green is a bit brighter than the chart, but it is 
Ok for Artistic license, yes? the image is called Tulips and Bugs  .
Pretty, isn't it?I decided no sentiment so I can use it for pretty
much any kind of card I choose, from Thank You to Birthday.
Please hop over and see all of the great DT makes, then color up
your own creations, and win some great prizes from Bugaboo!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2 Happy Hearts


Good Morning! This is a BooBoo...I was supposed to post this yesterday,
but have had quite an eventful couple of weeks, and though, I got the card
made it time, I neglected to post it on time.
We have a new challenge at Sunny Day Crafting that started yesterday. Our
theme for the week is HEARTS!! I have a niece getting married in a few
weeks so I thought this would make a great wedding card for her and her 
new husband. Especially since her colors are Black and White!
Please hop over to SDC and see the rest of the Design Team makes,
then create something of your own using Hearts, and join the FUN!!  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Today I have an announcement that makes me so proud -
I am now a member of the Paper Nest Dolls Design Team!
I love all of the dolls. modeled after artist Christine Young's
adorable children! 
I have used Hugs & Kisses Emma - I think her little outfit
is too cute, and the X's & O's just say it all!
Please visit the Blog and see all of the gorgeous creations done
by this uber talented DT. There is a monthly Anything Goes
challenge, too, with a chance to win Dolls of your own! 

World Marriage Day


Time to celebrate World Marriage Day, and that is what I am doing 
with this beauty from Bugaboo Digi Stamps!
Today at  Bugaboo's Catch The Bug , it is Humor Me Wednesday,
where we celebrate unusual holidays. Even though WMD isn't
a humorous day, it is worth celebrating!  I have used Belle of the Ball
since she makes such a pretty bride!
Please stop by and see the Design Team creations, and have a 
Wonderful Valentine's Day full of Love!

A Reindeer, Dear...


Good Morning! This will be the first of 3 ( yes, three) posts on
this wonderful Valentine's Day! 
Today at the Merry Christmas Challenge, our theme is reindeer. I
dug out this gorgeous guy and went to work. I thought to make him
the center of attention, I'd stamp him first and build a scene around
him. I kinda think it worked!!
Please visit the blog and see the rest of the creations made by the 
talented Design Team, and join in the Christmas FUN!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

OBGs at Catch The Bug


Good Morning!!  Today at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug, the Team
is celebrating Oldie But Goodies!!  This Old Gal usually makes
for a funny card, but I used Nurse Margaret Stupidity  for a dif-
ferent reason this time. My Daughter wanted a card for the nurses
that took care of her in the hospital during her week stay, so she took
a peek at all of my Bug nurse images and picked this one. She loved
it, and so did the nursing staff. That gets a YAY!
Please be sure to hop over the the blog and check out the DT oldies,
then visit the store for more goodies!! 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

F is for Fence


 Happy Hump Day!!  Today, I have a cutie for the Sunny Day Crafting
Challenge. This week's Theme is F is for Fence. We'd love to see any of 
your gorgeous creations with a fence on it!!

I'd like to enter this into the following:
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenge - Anything Goes

Please be sure to visit Sunny Day and see all of the great DT makes, and
join in the FUN!!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Stella Sketch #603


Good Morning!! Today at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug, it is Stella
Says Sketch Sunday!



I had fun with this one! I have been in a Fibro Flare for 2 weeks, my
 daughter was in the hospital last week for 4 days, and it hasn't all been
 a party! So I went right to what makes me smile - DOGS! Actually, if I
had a baby, I'd have used babies!!
Be sure to visit the blog and see all of the great cards the Bugaboo
Design Team have created, and play along for great Prizes!!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Christmas Dreams


Good Morning!  Today I have a Christmas card that, to be honest,
I absolutely love! It was so simple...an embossing folder, an oval
die, a great sentiment, and some flowers and punches! I have created 
this one for today's Merry Christmas Challenge. As always, the 
theme is Anything Christmas Goes, and this week we also feature
a special twist ( if you wish to use it) of  use a wreath.
Please stop by and see the gorgeous Design Team makes, and 
join in the fun!!  It is never too soon to start your Christmas
card stash for 2018!! 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Valentine Clyde


Now how cute is this guy?  This is Clyde, and I am totally in love!
He is one of the New Releases at Bugaboo Digi Stamps!  I know he 
is colored like a St. Patty's Card, but his big heart shows his love for
Valentine's Day, and his Dinosaur Girlfriend...
Please visit the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog and see all of the 
adorable Clydes the Design Team have created - you will fall in 
love, too! Then head to the store to see the rest of the great new 
digis...all on sale!!