Monday, October 15, 2018

October at Merry Christmas Challenge

Good Morning! Today this beauty is part of The Merry Christmas Challenge.
I dug out one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets from way back when, and 
some actual ink and watercolors!! 
I adore non-traditional colors at Christmas, and blue and brown
is cone of my favorite combos!!
We are just 2 months away from the BIG DAY, so I hope you will visit the
Blog, get some gorgeous ideas, and get to making some cards to exchange
for Christmas 2018!!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

BCA Sketch at Bugaboo

Happy Sunday!!  I hope everyone has had a Fabby weekend. We
here in Iowa got our first snowfall. Melted as it hit the ground,
BUT OMGosh snow!!
Today's card was made using the Stella Says Sketch over at

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to show 
support for those fighting the fight. have lost the fight and those lucky
enough to have WON the fight against Breast Cancer!! Bugaboo has MANY
BCA images, so definately visit the store!!
Please hop over to the Blog and see the lovely DT makes, then join
us for GREAT prizes!!

Monday, September 24, 2018

BugaBOO Treats


Today at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug, it is Anything But Cards Monday
for the Design Team. I have made a Halloween candy holder, and added
Halloween CS - Happy Halloween to make it extra cute.There are 6 skinny
3" Tootsie rolls in there....MMmmMMm
Please stop by the blog and see what other DT members have created
and get out your Bugs for some ABC FUN!!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Merry Christmas Poinsettia

Today begins a new challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge. I love 
Poinsettias and glitter, thus this creation!!  I did the Merry Christmas circle
in Paint Shop Pro and I am really happy how it came out for a first attempt.
Please hop over to the challenge and join'll be one step closer to your
Christmas card list being complete!!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Stella Giggler

Happy Saturday!!  Today at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Challenge Blog,
we are highlighting cards that will make you smile!! Great theme, wouldn't 
you say?  I have used one of my favorite Bug characters, Stella! She can
usually get a giggle out of me just by the look on her face...
This image is called Summer Stella Blocks -  Lawnmower and the sentiment
Please be sure to stop by the blog and see the funnies the DT have created, then 
visit the store to see all of the great images available to get you giggling! Join us
in the challenge for your chance to win GREAT Prizes!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Something New From Bugaboo

Good Morning!!  Today we have a New Image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps
to share with you. It is called "Flower -HI" .... Kind of appropriate, eh?
Where I have added the sentiment, it generally says HI, but I decided to
make it a card for a friend and erased the saying and added my own.
Please visit Bugaboo's Catch The Bug and see the creations done by more
of the Design Team, then head to the store and pick this and other new
you can use to make cards for YOUR friends!!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Happy Oldie at Bugaboo

Happy Thursday!!  Today is Oldie But Goodie day over at 
Bugaboo's Catch The Bug!! We are back from our 2 week 
Summer vacation ready to create!!
I have used Window Girl to make this sunny little Hello
Card. I needed one to send a friend needing a bit of a boost!
Please stop over to the Blog and see all of the great oldies, 
then visit the store and pick some up for yourself!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Christmas Cutie Pe

Good Morning! Today's card is for the August challenge at The
Merry Christmas Challenge.  I made this one for my eldest niece...
the image reminds me of how she sneaks into Grandpa's house on 
Christmas Eve to see what is hers!!
Please hop over and see what the rest of the Design Team has 
created this month. and please join in the FUN!! You can get one
card closer to your 2018 mailing needs!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

August Anything Goes with Gus

Hello and happy Saturday!!  Today is Anything Goes over at Bugaboo's
Catch The Bug Challenge  I have used my favorite old guy, Gus, as he 
always has something smart ( Ahem) to say!  
This image is called Frame I Gus - Wife's Birthday, and you can understand
why he is always in trouble...LOL!!
Right now through August 6th, Gus and ALL Bugaboo Digi Stamps are on 
sale for 50% off with the special code CIJ50!! Pretty great, eh?
Be sure to pop into the Blog and see all of the great creations done by the
design team, and then visit the store for the FABBY sale. Make an Anything
Goes card of your choice and join in the challenge for GREAT PRIZES, too!!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas In July at Bugaboo

Today we start our week long Christmas in July Celebration at 

Since I haven't been feeling the greatest, I only have a few cards 
made for the week, but there will be an entire week of fun challenges
at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug, and the DT have all been creating some
phenomenal, gorgeous Christmas makes for everyone to enjoy!!
One more super duper thing about CIJ, is a big SALE in the

Be sure to check out the great makes done by the DT , and join in the FUN!!
There are MANY great PRIZES to be had this week, and you do not want
to miss out on anything!!  Enjoy the week!!

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 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-