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April 17, 2014

An Oldie But Goodie at Catch the Bug


Hi, everyone!
Thursday's are Oldie But Goodie Days at Catch the Bug Blog
I love OBG day because I can break out some of my favorite Bugaboo Stamps to play with, and have an excuse to show them on my blog! lol! (As if I need an excuse, right?!)

Today I am using the Fat Mice Flower from Bugaboo Stamps.  I have used him before, but colored him a bit different for todays card. He just puts a grin on my face every time I see him! :)

This is a CAS, clean and simple, card. I grabbed a piece of paper from my scrap box.  I layered the dp on a solid color, then added a punched chevron/zig zag shape for the bottom border. I cut my 'smile' sentiment on my Silhouette cutter. My image was colored in PSE.

That's it from me today, folks! I'm still recovering from my shoulder surgery earlier this month, and while it is moving along, I am glad I had 99% of my blog posts pre-scheduled for the next month! Phew.....you can't imagine how much longer things take with only partial use of your dominant arm!

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You can check out all the great images that Jodie has to offer, at the Bugaboo Store here.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to check out the other OBG creations over at Catch the Bug, and visit the Design Team....you can click on their blog links located in the left side bar of my blog for great Bugaboo eye candy! <<===========
Please feel free to browse my blog, I'd love to be your inspiration for your next project! :0) If you're not already a follower, and like what I create, please consider following me! :0) ====>>

Challenges Entered

April 15, 2014

It's New Release Day at Bugaboo Stamps


It's Tuesday.......time for a Bugaboo Stamps New Release! Jodie's been hard at work on some great images, and this April Word Art image is just one of them! 

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I kept this CAS, and I let the image do the talking.  
I typed up the sentiment in PSE, as well as colored my image in PSE. I used my old-school scallop scissors to cut the top of my printed image, did some doodling on it, and used pop dots on both pieces, with a pretty polka-dot dp beneath them, for dimension. I added some Glossy Accents on the rain drops, and I added some Cloud9 Design Acrylic Rain Drops.

Pick up this, and the other new release images, over at the Bugaboo Stamps Store, and make sure you also jump over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: it's where you can find out all the lastest "dish" on what challenges are happening and what other challenge sites that Bugaboo is sponsoring (more chances to win some free Bugaboo!). It's also where you can check out all the other fantastic DT projects, including the OBG (Oldie But Goodie) stuff, the ABC (Anything But a Card) items, and the Tuesday New Releases......plus so much more!
If you like what you see, the "Follow" button is over there ====>>
*winkwink*

April 13, 2014

From the Heart


Hello, everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend (or beginning, if it's already Monday when you read this!). It was a gorgeous weekend here, in SC, and it was wonderful to have the sun shining through open windows. It's been nine days since my shoulder surgery, and while I'm doing okay, there is still a lot of PT ahead of me, so I took some time (and it took forever!) to make a card today, before the physical "torture" sessions begin this week. :)


This is Sketch No.#61 that I found at From the Heart Stamps Blog.
Here's the cool thing about their sketch challenges: EVERYONE IS A WINNER! You can earn a $1 discount code toward any digi image in their store. No, not by being a random winner, but just by entering! And even better, yet.......you can use multiple codes toward purchases in their store! So, if you play three weeks in a row, you can buy a new digi for only $ .50! Play four times in a row, and "buy" a new digi with all four of your codes without spending a dime out of your own pocket! See......I told you that everyone is a winner there! :)

Here's another cool thing about From the Heart Stamps.......they run a month-long challenge in addition to their weekly sketch challenges. "Why is that cool?" you ask??? Because if you use the monthly image, you will be emailed next months image FOR FREE!
I happened to have played in last months challenge, so I received this image in my email at the beginning of April. I'm using it for this months challenge, so I'm double-dipping in their challenges with one card. So clever, right? ;)
This months image is the Spring Medley digi.

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I have colored my image in PSE. I did some inking and embossing to create the card base layer. I used my Sizzix Floral Lattice folder. I love that one! I seem to use it bunches more than my other folders......okay, maybe not as much as my Swiss Dots folder, but A LOT! I inked the front of the inside of the embossing folder with some Stampin' Up So Saffron ink, then ran it through my Big Shot machine. I love the light yellow color with the white. Soothing! I used my Sihouette cutter for making the Moroccan Flower squares (sorry, I couldn't find it in the store to link to it).
That's it! Time to go rest the shoulder!
  
I hope you enjoy your day! I appreciate you stopping by, and would love it if you'd leave a comment!
Thanks for stopping!
Happy Crafting!

April 10, 2014

Friendship right under your nose - An Oldie But Goodie


Hi, everyone!
Thursday's are Oldie But Goodie Days at Catch the Bug Blog
I love OBG day because I can break out some of my favorite Bugaboo Stamps to play with, and have an excuse to show them on my blog! lol! (As if I need an excuse, right?!)
Today I am using the Garden Cat - Mischief from Bugaboo Stamps.  I'm not sure about you, but I often buy an image, then it sits, forgotten, in my digistamps folder for a very long time! This is one of those! I vowed to do better with using more of my "forgotten" images this year.

This is a CAS, clean and simple, card. A few different designer papers from my stash (I believe they are from My Minds Eye), a sentiment I created in PSE, and a couple of heart punches that I jazzed up with some glossy accents. Pretty simple, quick and easy! :)

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You can check out all the great images that Jodie has to offer, at the Bugaboo Store here.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to check out the other OBG creations over at Catch the Bug, and visit the Design Team....you can click on their blog links located in the left side bar of my blog for great Bugaboo eye candy! <<===========
Please feel free to browse my blog, I'd love to be your inspiration for your next project! :0) If you're not already a follower, and like what I create, please consider following me! :0) ====>>

Challenges Entered

April 8, 2014

A New Release at Bugaboo Stamps


It's Tuesday.......time for a Bugaboo Stamps New Release! Jodie's been hard at work on some great images, and this Turtle Umbrella image is just one of them! 

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I kept this CAS, and I let the image do the talking.  
I typed up the sentiment in PSE, as well as colored my image in PSE. I added the pretty rainbow of rain drops from an image I found online (sorry, it was in my files and I have no idea where it came from. It's an oldie computer wallpaper I had downloaded, and resized to fit my card). I added a bit of Stickles Star Dust to the puddle and large rain drop for some bling.

Pick up this, and the other new release images, over at the Bugaboo Stamps Store, and make sure you also jump over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: it's where you can find out all the lastest "dish" on what challenges are happening and what other challenge sites that Bugaboo is sponsoring (more chances to win some free Bugaboo!). It's also where you can check out all the other fantastic DT projects, including the OBG (Oldie But Goodie) stuff, the ABC (Anything But a Card) items, and the Tuesday New Releases......plus so much more!
If you like what you see, the "Follow" button is over there ====>>
*winkwink*

April 6, 2014

Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug (She's so Bossy!)


It's Sunday, the "every-other" kind at Catch the Bug, and time for another
Stella Says Sketch Challenge
#207

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For my card today, I've used the Bugaboo Stamps image from an older release of umbrellas. This one is called Fancy Umbrellas Umbrella 3. I did take a few liberties with the sketch, as you can see. I was in a flower-making mood! :) Hindsight is 20/20 they say.....I wish I had moved the corner flourishes in closer to the image, but.....what can you do?! Once that glue went down for the first corner piece, there was no turning back! lol!
I used a tiny flower punch form Marvy for my flowers, Sizzlits Architectural Accent #3 and Architectural Accent #4, and the Ivy Tendrils die from Memory Box. My oval frames, and my sentiment, were cut with my Silhouette Portrait machine. A few little blue rhinestones were added as flower centers to give a bit of sparkle.

Here's the current Stella sketch to follow. We'd love to have you play along with the challenge, and hope that this sketch provides you the inspiration you need!

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That's it from me today! Thanks for stopping by.........please stay a while longer, and browse! :0) If you like what I do, why not consider following me? ========== > >

Now it's your turn to make this sketch shine! Whip up your project and head on over to enter it into the Mr. Linky!
By entering your project, you could 
WIN up to TEN Bugaboo images!
Head on over to Catch the Bug to play along!

Pick up this cute Bugaboo image, and others, over at the Bugaboo Stamps Store, and make sure you also jump over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: it's where you can find out all the lastest "dish" on what challenges are happening and what other challenge sites that Bugaboo is sponsoring (more chances to win some free Bugaboo!). It's also where you can check out all the other fantastic DT projects, including the OBG (Oldie But Goodie) stuff, the ABC (Anything But a Card) items, and the Tuesday New Releases......plus so much more!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!