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July 5, 2014

A Patriotic 'Anything Goes' Card for Catch the Bug

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday!

 Today is a new challenge day at Catch the Bug Blog, featuring all kinds of sweet Bugaboo Stamps images! Since it's the first Saturday of the month at Catch the Bug, it's an
Anything Goes
theme for our challenge this week!

 It's a crafty-favorite theme, right?!  Easy-peezy! While you are not required to use a Bugaboo Stamp in our challenge, we would love to see them if you have them! We hope you join us for the fun!

Since today is the day after the Fourth of July here in the USA, I figured I would do something to celebrate the occasion. We are a patriotic family, so I'm sure I can find a good place to send this one. :)

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This card features the image Fancy SB July USA from Bugaboo Stamps. I saw this great idea for the card layout at Snippets, and decided to try it for this card, as well as a few others I have made for the summer season. I'm sure you'll know them when you see them, and I hope I don't bore you with all my CAS designs. I'm really enjoying learning more techniques in my PhotoShop Elements program. I love the concept of this sketch for CAS cards; it adds such a great visual interest, and it's really challenging me to make my images 'better'. I hope you agree, and will continue to leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

I started by coloring the image in PSE. I added the sentiment, also in PSE, and used a warping tool for the text to make it wavy. I used my Spellbinders A2 Curvy Borders One dies for cutting the waves in my papers, then layered them according to the order I wanted them. I used an EK Success Stars Border Punch for the top right corner, so the blue bottom layer card stock shows through the negative. I slightly offset the image and dp layers just for something a little different.

Now it's your turn to pick a favorite image, or try something new from Bugaboo Stamps, 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 so much more!

One more thing before I wrap this on the lookout for the upcoming Bugaboo Christmas in July Week Long Celebration! It's right around the corner! This is always a favorite, with lots of FREE images given away for participating in our challenges that week! I'll have more details on that as the date draws nearer.

Also, I am now assisting the DT Coordinator with some of the more routine things at Catch the Bug Blog to fill in some time for our wonderful Ms. Min, who is expecting Baby #1, and is happily preparing for the arrival! I'm helping out with some posting duties, and I'm also helping out by choosing a Bugaboo Stamps Fan of the Month! So......if you're a fan of Bugaboo Stamps (and who isn't, right?!), make sure you're posting your Bugaboo cards on your blog because I'm poking around Blog-land looking for YOU! :)

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Love love love it...quite different style and very fun...yes, really like the technique and a must try for sure!

  2. Great card, wonderful image. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  3. Such a cute and fun patriotic card! Thanks so much for joining us in the Aloha Friday Challenge!
    -Mari K.
    KBD DT

  4. Fabulous card, Cheryl, and the most adorable image! We're so happy that you chose to share this by entering our "Patriotic" challenge at Doodle Garden this month. I hope we'll see you playing along next month, too.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Great card thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x

  6. Sweet card! I saw it linked up at Send a Smile 4 Kids and had to come see it in more detail here on your blog. I am now a follower and would love it if you came to my blog and became a follower too.

  7. Fabulous card..Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenges this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our 'Summertime Fun' challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x


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