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April 5, 2014

Anything Goes at Catch the Bug

Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday!
I love Saturday blogging - there are always so many great challenges and creations in blogland on the weekends, and today is no exception; in fact, 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!
Make sure you hop on by to check out all the wonderful DT eye-candy, and we hope you join us for the fun!

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This card features the image Deacon Bugs from Bugaboo Stamps. I have had this card in my head for quite a while, which was inspired by a sheet of paper I had in my stash. I actually ended up not using that paper on this card! lol! It has already been cut down several times for other projects, and the strip that was left just did not suit what I was thinking on this one. So, even though it is not on my creation today, it was a driving force for how this turned out. :)

I started by coloring Deacon in PSE, and I created my sentiment there, as well. I printed them both out and used my Silhouette for doing Print and Cut. I made the red layers for my images in Silhouette, too. The bugs were all cut in Silhouette, as well. They are something I had made up quite some time ago. They're cut quite small, so I actually opened up a new mat for cutting (my old one has finally given up the sticky), and I made sure to set my cutter to the slowest speed. When cutting such little pieces I always try to use high-quality paper. I hate it when the cutter just won't handle some papers, don't you?! Those little 'paper boogers' bug me! 
I did use a black pen for adding some details to the bug cuts. I think the lines gave the ladybug and cricket more personality. :)
So, that's it from me today, folks! I hope your Spring weather is turning sunny and dry in your area! 

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 set of images, 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!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. Finished my chores and now for a little hopping before I fire up my machine! It has been way too long! What a darling little bug catcher card! Love all the little cut files you added! Love that bug net! Bring it over and catch my dang ants-they are driving me nuts LOL! Fun fun card today!

  2. Sweet card. I like the little insects and the net. My little brother use to catch butterflies and run all over with his little net. Really reminds me of him.. your card is so much fun. Hope your feeling good. Take care friend. HUGS.

  3. Completely delightful, Cheryl. I love all the bugs, ants, etc! What a perfect boy card.

  4. Wonderful boy card, so full of energy and summer fun delights for boys! Love how you used your bugaboo designs stamps and added all the cute critters!!!.
    Thanks so much for sharing this to the Paper Crafting Challenges gallery! I hope that you will join us again next week!

  5. Such a sweet card! Thank you Cheryl for joining us at A Creative Need!

  6. What a fab card!! Love how you have added lots of little insects all over the card....Love it!
    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Calendar this month for our Things With Wings Challenge!
    Lynne xx

  7. Really cute and so sweet card, just love it...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

  8. He's so cute! And all your little bugs and net are perfect with this image.


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