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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Scribble Me ~ Fight the Filthy Fly Month

No! You guys! It's my last Public Service Announcement of behalf of Scribbles Designs! How sad, I know. And, yes, June has been National Fight the Filthy Fly Month!  I just know how much you will miss my announcements. Maybe I'll add some in from time to time for the fun of it.

I have really enjoyed my time as a Guest Design Team Member for Scribbles Designs. And today I want to  show you that digital images can be used in so many different ways. I have always been a scrap booker and recently started using my Fauxdori planner. I have used my stamps on these projects in the past, but I have to share with you digital images are the bomb!


This is a journal pocket I made for scrapbook page for our recent family picnic we went on. I loved all these PERFECT Scribbles Designs. And since this month we are required to fight those filthy flies, this is great! The mason jar is an image I already had and I added Scribbles flies to the inside! Whats fun is that I will use this same idea and call them fireflies when we go camping!


These are the journal card inserts. I added ribbons as a pull and a pair of sunglasses charm I've has FOR-EVEH for fun! I added Wink of Stella to the sunflower and Gelly Roll glitter pen to the mosquito's wings. I thought briefly about coloring his body red - but thought that might be tooo icky!


The back of this super fun suntan lotion images is a large journaling place too. I am a Coke a Cola addict and I have these pull tops around and decided it'd make a pretty cute little pull tab for the tag. The screw brad is from Hobby Lobby, I picked them up a few years back cuz my hubby is a kick ass race mechanic.


Above is what the pocket looks like with all the tags out. The sentiment is another Scribbles Designs that came with my frog set I showed you back on May 13th. I pulled out some old school eyelets to hold the pocket together ~ go me!

I used Hobby Lobby & Neenah card-stock, digital pattern papers and eyelets. Memento ink, twine, Copic markers, paper doily, ribbons, charms, brads, Wink of Stella and Jelly Roll pens from my (aging) stash.

Please take a quick moment to pop over to see the current challenge on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. You could win some really awesome prizes if your project is chosen winner!!

Now I'm off to swat some filthy flies! Enjoy your summer day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Halloween Junk Journal

I have been making junk journals lately and it's a wonderfully fun process! I come from a card making and scrapbooking background so junk journaling is a very freeing process. Halloween is my all time fav holiday and fall my fav season. This journal is 5.5 x 8.25". And it's almost 2.5" thick!


Ever heard of a Jack of All Trades, Master of None? Well, I've always said that's what I am. I dabble is all kinds of crafty endeavors and feel like I am not 100% for any of them. Here's a chunky charm I am for the journal / album. I also made the fabric tassel that you can sorta see to the right.


Below is the inside front cover and 1st page. The 1st page is a full size pocket with a journal card or a photo mat.


I used tons of fabric, sewing, bling, hand and digi stamping, embellishments, tuck spots and inserts. I added a lot of die cuts, embellished clips, ribbons and trim.


There are 33 papers, when folded make 66 pages to this journal. There are 8 photo mats with tons of other spaces for photos, daily memorabilia, journaling.


There are actually five 8" pockets journal cards, 3 beaded clips, 1 belly band with a 5" mini album insert. There are 18 different tuck spots, 32 various inserts and eight 3.25 x 4.5" photo mats.


I used Halloween themed cardstock, pattern papers, fabric and ribbon through out.


All the images are vintage and are either tag weight or backed with coffee stained papers. All the papers inside are coffee stained and baked so they are a wee bit crinkly crunchy ~ what a wonderful sound and feel!! I, for one, am addicted to baking paper!


I am selling this journal. I have an outta focus video flip thru Youtube. I will be re-shooting the vid and will update this link when I do. Lemme know if I can pack this up for 'ya!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Scribble Me - Strike a Pose

I have to tell a little story about my sweet, loving 21 year old daughter. The other day I was doing some much needed computer file maintenance and I "re-found" a ton of selfies of my daughter and pics of her and her friends. I do mean A TON of selfies. Some were really funny as she was making all different kinds of faces. I can remember doing the same, only for my generation it was in front of the mirror! lol  I guess it's just the generation, or maybe the availability of cell phones. I'd hate to think our kids are total narcissists.

I guess I need to tell my daughter all about her holiday - yep - June 21st is National Selfie Day!! LMAO I decided to pick a few of really cute animals to may homage to "Sissy." Of course they can all be found at Scribbles Designs. This card will be for a little added inspiration for the Scribble Design Challenge Blog. You should check out the challenge. Maybe it'll give you joy when you realize my time for telling you about weird, obscure holidays is almost over. You know you're gonna miss it! =)


Promise me you'll work with me here, but I tried to make these little images look like they were taken with a Polaroid camera. I would say I'm showing my age, but heck they've updated the instamatic camera and have it back on the market!! I used: Neenah & Stampin Up cardstock, metals dies and my paper trimmer to layer the images with black. I with my Copics adding Wink of Stella. I created the sentiment in word and added a camera image I found for free on the internet. Speaking of free - all three of these cute animals are Friday Freebies at Scribbles Designs!! Easy Peasy. Think I'll send it to my kiddo.
Your turn - click and go to the Scribbles Challenge Blog to add you project to the current challenge so you can win some free goodies! And click HERE to go to site where you can purchase and download free images.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Friday, June 16, 2017

This One's for the Guys!

Howdy All!!

Since Father's Day is this weekend I wanna say Thank You to my husband for being a great dad and I love you to him and to my Dad who's in heaven. My card isn't really a Father's Day card, but a card for "mah" man cuz our families been going thru some trying times  - just want to tell him things will improve if we just keep pushing forward together.

Image used: Everyday Animals

I have created this card for another super fun Kitty Bee Designs challenge that starts today! The theme for this 2 week period is For The Guys in honor of Father's Day. Your project doesn't have to be a card, you can create anything and add it to the challenge. If your project is picked, you can win some super fun prizes! 




The supplies I used are: Stampin Up and Neenah card stock. We Are Memory Makers pattern paper, Copics, Wink of Stella, acetate and foam dots.

Image used: Everyday Animals

You can always stop the Kitty Bee website to see even more inspiring DT work and don't forget to stop over at the Aloha Friday Challenge site to add your project to the fun.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
 Peggie Sue

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Scribble Me - Eat Your Veggies!

Hi everyone! Need to share with you and all the kids out there, that in 7days you will NEED to eat ALL your veggies!  Yes, June 17th is National Eat Your Veggies Day!!

I found this ever so yummy image to celebrate this upcoming wholesome day. It's a Scribbles Designs of course! These carrots are actually a free image at Scribbles.

Images used: Carrot

This card is made using: Stampin Up and Neenah cardstock, American Traditions Designs pattern paper Stampin Up ribbon and metals dies. I colored all the images with Copics adding Wink of Stella (love my Wink of Stella!)

So it's your turn to go to the Scribbles Challenge Blog to add you project to the current challenge so you can win some free goodies! And click HERE to go to site where you can purchase and download free images.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

An Ocean of Jelly Bellies

Hello my friends! Today is another fun design team spotlight at the Kitty Bee Blog!  I created this little birthday card for a friend's upcoming celebration! I love these little sea critters, there's a whole collection and I have a feeling I will use more of them.

Image Used: Jelly Bellies

Products I used: Neenah card stock, Stampin Up card stock, Copics, Stampin Up ribbon, Carta Bella pattern paper

Don't forget to come join us for the Aloha Friday Challenge where you can enter your projects for a chance to win some fabulous Kitty Bee digi stamps. Thanks for stopping by to take  a look at my card. I hope you are able to find some time to get a little crafty today.

Thanks for stopping by! 
 Smiles & Hugs! 
 Peggie Sue

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Scribble Me - Hug Your Cat Today

If you don't have a cat of your own, borrow someone else's, because tomorrow (June 4th) is National Hug Your Cat Day! 👿❤  And this is the 2nd week of a wonderful challenge at  Scribble Design Challenge Blog. I decided to make a little extra inspiration to put with the other amazing Design Teams cards.

Images used: Fish Bone, Nimble Puss 

Even more happy news, this features another FREE image from Scribbles Designs, the cute little fish bone! How wonderful is that?? She actually has a bunch of wonderful FREE images you can download immediately. Run go check them out and download 'ya a few.

To make this card, I used: Neenah and Hobby Lobby cardstock, ribbon and bling. I colored with my Copics added a little Wink of Stella. I cut the oval with a metal die and popped it up with foam dots.

Make sure you click on the link and check out the Scribbles Challenge Blog. Just add your project to the current challenge so you can win some free goodies! And click HERE to go to site where you can purchase and download free images.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Scribble Me - Night Night!

Another wonderful pair of BFF's, chocolate warm chip cookies and an ice cold glass of "malk" as my kids & I call it. I'm sorry to say I've failed you, my reader, as a responsible blogger. I apologize for not getting you this VERY important information in a more timely manner. Buuuut, May 15th (yes, 10 days ago) was National Chocolate Cookie Day. Please forgive me, but go ahead and have some cookies in a belated celebration my friends!

I found this perfectly yummy image to commemorate this awesome day. It's a Scribbles Designs of course! I made this a tall and skinny card, something I hardly ever do, although I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's cuz my "photo booth" isn't tall enough?? lol

Images used: Milk &Cookies

This card is made using: Stampin Up cardstock, digi pattern paper and metals dies. I colored all the images with Copics adding Wink of Stella to the milk and cookies. The word "enjoy" is a SU sentiment and I used the large oval whale tale punch to cut it out. The ribbon is seam binding I've had for yeeears.

So it's your turn to go to the Scribbles Challenge Blog to add you project to the current challenge so you can win some free goodies! And click HERE to go to site where you can purchase and download free images.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Scribble Me - HUNGRY!

Are you hungry? Do you love a good hamburger?? Add cheese and bacon to mine and we're good to go! But then again, doesn't bacon make everything much better?

Today I think we should celebrate the wonderful yummy hamburger, cuz know what? Yeah, you're catching on by now huh?? It's National Hamburger Month!! I used this super fun image from Scribbles Designs for a little added inspiration for the Scribble Design Challenge Blog. I am sure that this hamburger is no way related to the theme of the current challenge, but still fun none the less.

Images used: Hamburger

Hey! This card goes really well with the beer mug card I created a little bit ago, lol. So, for this card, I used: Stampin Up cardstock, Crate Paper pattern paper and metals dies. I with my Copics adding Wink of Stella on some of the veggies. I added buttons from my stash, and what is it with buttons looking aligned and then moving around while they dry?! 😁 At least my pennant (that I hand cut) is straight.

You know what to do - click and go to the Scribbles Challenge Blog to add you project to the current challenge so you can win some free goodies! And click HERE to go to site where you can purchase and download free images.

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Friday, May 19, 2017

Georgia Peach?

I am here with another FUN 2 week challenge at Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenges! The challenge theme is.....animals! Squeeee - who doesn't adore animals? I have to share a story with you. My hubby and I have a dear friend who lives in Canada. I call him my Canadian Porn Star, reason being, the 1st time I ever met him he had on a t-shirt that said "Porn Star" (in very 1970's font I must add.) He calls me his Georgia Peach. Why am I telling you this??

Image used: Peaches

Because silly, this adorable little elephant is a digital image from Bugaboo and it's called Peaches! LOL So now you know why my little elephant is so special and I believe I'll mail this card to Adam. Enough about my porn star and on to the card deets. =)  I used digital pattern papers with Neenah and Bazzill cardstock, Hobby Lobby ribbon / glitter brads and Copic markers and of course my beloved Wink of Stella!

So, don't forget to check out Kitty Bee Designs blog for more DT inspiration and then click on the challenge tab on the top of the page to enter your project for a chance to win prizes from these sponsors.



And here's one more quick look at my card for the animals challenge, Have a super day!


Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
 Peggie Sue

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Scribble Me ~ Froggie Went a Courtin'

No, not really. But I always did love Mr. Toad!! So today I celebrate Frog and Toad because, I have another crazy holiday to share with y'all!! TODAY is National Frog Jumping Day!! I know right?! Who knew?! Now you do!

Today is indeed a great day because I am here sharing more Scribbles Designs. I just love this green "frooog". He comes in a full set that looks like this:


Isn't that just the cutest set of images and sentiments?? I wanted to use the frog to celebrate Toad and Frog of course, but also to send out as a birthday card. I added "Hoppy Birthday to the inside of the card.

Images used: Gone Buggy Too

I used Die Cuts With A View pattern paper, SU & Neenah cardstock, buttons from my stash,  Memento ink, Copic markers and a circle die. The hardest part about this card was finding matching buttons, which BTW,  looked totally aligned when I glued them down! LOL

Please take a quick moment to pop over to see the current challenge on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. You could win some really awesome prizes if your project is chosen winner!!

Now I'm off to jump some frogs! Enjoy your day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Scribble Me ~ Let Them Eat Cake!

Welcome to May! I am here with your friendly public service announcement ~ May 11th is National Eat What You Want Day! Yep - I knew you would certainly wanna know you are free to eat whatever you'd like on the 11th and it's totally ok!! I will be eating brownies and cake. Maybe even a brownie cake!

For today I am using more awesome Scribbles Designs images! I wanna remind you that Scribbles has a super fun challenge going on, just click HERE! Go check it you and maybe you can win a prize.


Images used: cupcake,  "go forth"

This cupcake image is actually another freebie! Click on the link and go grab it. The sentiment is wonderful and comes as two images the words and the words enclosed in a ticket image! Such fun!!

I used SU and Neenah cardstock, Basic Grey patterned papers. The pretty bling is from Michaels and was just the perfect little accent. I colored this little guy with my Copics and although you can't see it I added Wink of Stella to the whole cupcake!

Please don't forget to head over to Scribbles Design Challenge Blog so you can see the current challenge and submit your project to the mix. You can win a great prize my friend!

Don't forget to eat whatever you want on May 11th - spread the word!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!
Peggie Sue