Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bugaboo Photo Inspired Challenge

I have to say the photo below instills some real nostalgia in me.  
It reminds me of my father. 
In fact this garden looks much like my father's farm in Utah.  
This photo is called 
A Bunch of Carrots by Robert Duncan, 
an artist who lives in Midway, Utah.
The mountain range in this photo is part of the Wasatch front. 
It looks just like the portion of the range that I have viewed my entire life.  

A Bunch of Carrots
 Robert Duncan

I have used the colors in this photo to create my card. 
I do not have a garden like my father's so 
I chose the Bugaboo birdhouses image because I love the 
chickadees, titmouse, finch, grosbeak and hummingbirds 
that come to my feeders during the year.

I wanted to use my Sizzix Top Note and SU Butterfly Wings; 
therefore, my creation began from these parameters 
along with this photo inspiration.

This is my last week to create with the Bugaboo DT.
I just want to say thank you to everyone at Bugaboo and
to all of you who have come to visit!

Thanks for the privilege of being
Bugaboo's Biggest Fan for April 2015!

Hope you will remember to take some time to play along at
Bugaboo's Catch the Bug.


SU Ballet Blue Cardstock
KMA Orange Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Doodle Design Inc. Hello Sunshine DP
SU Embosslits Beautiful wings
Quickutz Flower Embossing Folder
Sizzix Top Note
MS Frond Punch
Michael's Dollar Bin Flowers
Ribbon from my stash
Stickles and Jewels

Stop by on May 6.  I'll have another Bugaboo card for 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bugaboo's Bingo Challenge

Can you see how much fun I had creating this birthday card for one of my grandson's?
This is Bugaboo's Martian-ship image.

I used this fun font to create the sentiment inside my card. 
The font is called AR HermAnn.  Love the swirls in the o's!

This week is the Bugaboo Bingo Challenge at
Well I believe I came up with a Double Bingo!

I used Bugaboo Image, Texture and three layers and I used Scallop (if you count the pinking circle as a scallop), Texture and Bling to create my card for this week's challenge at 
Bugaboo's Catch the Bug. 

I hope you will take some time to play along
 and win some fun Bugaboo images!
Be sure to stop by Catch the Bug!

I used a previous Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch!

Thanks again for honoring me as 
Bugaboo's Biggest Fan 
for the month of April 2015.

 My Recipe:

SU Poppy Parade and Summer Sun Cardstock
Recollections Cape Code Blue Cardstock
Paper Pizazz DP at Joanns
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder Retro Circles
Studio 112 Silver Gems
Darico Sequin Stars Gold
Blue, Red, Green, Yellow Jewels
Computer Generated Sentiment 
AR HermAnn Font
Circle Punches
Spellbinders Standard Circles Small and 
Pinking Circles Large

Hope you enjoyed my card!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dragonfly Journeys 
Challenge No 1~Dragonflies

This week at Dragonfly Journeys, Jeannie, started a new Challenge blog.  Jeannie is a former Sweet Sketch Wednesday DT member and friend.  I have always loved Jeannie's creations so it's fun to see her break out on her own.  In case you can't tell, Jeannie, loves dragonflies.  I had to do a little hunting to find a dragonfly for this card.  I actually had a stamp in my collection but didn't like how it inked up so I did a search on the internet and came up with this freebie digi and printed it off in two sizes.

Be sure to stop by and check out Dragonfly Journeys!

My Recipe:
American Crafts City Park Bay Park DP
Recollections Soda Pop Cardstock
SU Melon Mambo Cardstock
Celebrate It Ribbon from Michael's

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bugaboo Earth Day Challenge

Happy Earth Day!  

Earth Day History

Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues. In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22. Millions of people participated, and today Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated with events on both dates. The most common practice of celebration is to plant new trees for Earth Day.

Any way you choose to celebrate Earth Day,
I hope we will always remember to keep our earth clean.  
Remember to recycle as much as you can and 
keep our parks, mountains, lakes and oceans free from debris.  
Leave them cleaner than when your arrived so that others will enjoy their beauty too!

I used this Bugaboo Stamp Crab Boat to remind you of our oceans and the lovely creatures that are housed there.  Please allow them to stay!  Do not pour chemicals down your street drains as they drain directly to rivers, lakes and the ocean!

When I was visiting Hong Kong and Okinawa 
nothing was more beautiful than viewing 
a pink dolphin, sea turtles and many other creatures.  
 Happy Earth Day!

Remember to check out Bugaboo's Earth Day Challenge at 

Thank you, Bugaboo DT, for choosing me as your 
Biggest Fan for the month of April!
I enjoyed creating this card!

I used my sister's SSW sketch!
Feel free to use any of her sketches.  
They are available on her blog at

Also visit

 My Recipe:

SU Taken with Teal, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
SU Really Rust and Baja Breeze Ink
Stella Rose Little Fishes DP
Stella Rose Gertie Delightful Sweet Stripe Paper
Spellbinders Standard Circle Small and
Petite Scalloped Circles Large
MS Crab Punch
Glossy Accents


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hello Baby Giraffe

I have loved this image from the moment I saw it on ADFD.  It is called Hello Baby Giraffe! I am so happy to create with it this week!  I tried something different this time...I have never used the dots around an image but I must say I had so much fun dotting this little giraffe!  I also popped the ear on the first card since it didn't fit inside the deckled frame.  Love the dimension it gave to the card!   I wasn't able to locate any purple pearls so I inked them up to match! I also love using the stitching lines.  I see that it is a little crooked although it isn't as noticeable in real life!  On occasion I like making two cards...partly because I love the paper choices and partly because I like having extra cards available.

Thanks you, Tammy, for creating such a fun image!

Yellow, Pink and Orange Card
 SU Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry Cardstock
 Sassafras Sunshine Lollipops DP
Spellbinders Large and Small Deckled Rectangles
Michael's Celebrate It Ribbon
Elements Brad
Flower from Michael's Dollar Bin

Blue, Green, Yellow and Lavender Card
SU Baja Breeze Cardstock Green Cardstock
Nana's Nursery Baby Boy DP
Spellbinders Small Labels
Michael's Celebrate It Ribbon
Flower from Michael's Dollar Bin
White Pearls inked with Copic Pen

A Day for Daisies is our sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Tammy has a wonderful prize for our Grand Prize Winner.
See below!

This is a bio about A Day for Daisies.  I hope you will stop by and check out Tammy's store!  I know you will find something you can't live without!

A Day For Daisies began as a small token to a constant need to create. Pairing a love of whimsical illustration, with a tidy graphic design background, Tammy S Thompson, produced her first stamp designs, introducing irresistibly sweet stamps to crafters around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful world around us, she strives to express the happiness and gratitude she feels in each stamp design she creates.
Presently, A Day For Daisies has grown to over 3,000 Digital Stamps with a quickly expanding line of Best Loved Clear Polymer. A Day For Daisies has been published and awarded over the years for innovative and unique designs created to inspire the crafting community. With a whole team behind her now, she remains passionate about illustration, obsessed with quality, and dedicated to her customers. A Day For Daisies thanks you for your ideas, comments, and creativity!

Prize:  $12 Gift Certificate

We would love to have you play along at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  This is the sketch we are using this week.  Be sure to follow the rules located at SSW2 in the upper tab. Maybe you will be the lucky winner of the $12 Gift Certificate to purchase some lovely ADFD images!  Good Luck!

Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bears Birthday

I have created this card for the Anything Goes Challenge at 
Isn't this the most adorable birthday image from 
It is called 
Frame It - Bears Birthday and can be found here.  
I am using a past sketch from SSW2;
 however, I have flipped the sketch,
I colored the image up with copics and 
used satin ribbon from Michael's.  
The yellow and orange ribbon is from my stash.  
The DP is BoBunny Sun Kissed Stripe and Sun Kissed Adventure.
I also used some Glossy Accents on the balloons and heart 
and stickles on the confetti sparkles.

I have some other fun news to share!  
I have been chosen to be 
Bugaboo's Biggest Fan for the month of April.
I am so excited to create with the Bugaboo Design Team this month.
Thanks so much, Bugaboo!
I hope you will stop by each Saturday to check what I create and also stop by 
to see what the DT creates.

Thanks for sharing in my fun!

This is the sketch I used from SSW2!

Be sure to stop by on Wednesday to see my 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 card!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Just want to say 
Thank You to Jodie and 
all of the Bugaboo DT 
for choosing me as their 
Biggest Fan for the month of April.

I'm looking forward to creating with the Bugaboo DT 
on Saturdays during the month of April!

See you then!

 Happy Crafting!