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September 30, 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 Scene It - Halloween Brats Sign image is just one of them! They are counting down to the haunting day! How cute!!

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I typed up the open in the sign in PSE, as well as colored my image in PSE. I added some punched bats and a spider (EK Success mini punches). I left this large so the details would show up more. CAS, and ready for the upcoming holiday!

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Why not post a comment so I know you came by?
Happy Crafting!
 :)

September 27, 2014

A Photo Inspiration to Motivate Mr. Mojo


It's Saturday, which means a new challenge over at Catch the Bug today! 

This week's theme is a
Photo Inspiration
(See picture toward the bottom of my post)
It's nice to have some visual inspiration, sometimes! You can choose to use the colors, the theme of the photo, or go off on a tangent because of some emotion a photo touches within your soul....however this picture inspires you, we want to see it in your project!



Today I am using the Dottie Baking image from Bugaboo Stamps.  If you've followed me for some time you know that Dottie is my favorite of the Characters that Jodie creates. She's so much fun to color! I had not used this one for quite some time, and with my recent purchase of this border for my Silhouette machine, I thought they made a great pair. 

I didn't want the border to take focus away from the image, so I created it in the darker color and left it flat and unembellished (for the most part). I did do a little bit of fine lining on it, but even that remained subtle. Dottie is popped up on pop dots to give her the dimension and the focus I was going for, while my melted Perel bead in the lower right corner draws your eye to my silly sentiment. :)

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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!

One more thing before I wrap this up....
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!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I truly appreciate it, and would love it if you would leave me a comment so I know you came to visit!
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) ====>>

September 24, 2014

Guest Designing for The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Hi, everyone! Happy Wednesday!
I am very excited to be a Step-Sister this month, creating alongside some very talented ladies over at The Sisterhood of Crafters!


They hold a bi-weekly challenge on their blog, and this week's theme is
Lots of Layers!

I have been working on so many simple "less is more" kinds of cards for a while now, and this multi-layered card was so much fun! Going back to layers and layers (there are 8 on my card today!) took me a minute to re-program my brain into doing! Lol! Today, I am using an image from Bugaboo Stamps. This is Grumpy Gertrude - Touch Coffee. She is a total laugh-riot, if you ask me! Gee.....I sure hope my admiring her doesn't mean I'm going to become here, someday! lol!

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As usual, I have colored my image in my PhotoShop Elements program. I used the sentiment that comes with the image. I layered my main image with some pop dots, as well as the sentiment layer, just for a little bit of extra dimension. A couple of pretty purple rhinestones finished my card.
While I may have added lots of layers, I still kept this pretty CAS, with a lot of straight lines and an easy-peasy layout.

That's it for my card! I hope you can come up with a layered card to join in the fun! You have two weeks to do so....plenty of time! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

September 20, 2014

An Autumn Bingo at Catch the Bug


It's Saturday, which means a new challenge over at Catch the Bug today! We are hosting 
our monthly 
B-I-N-G-O Card Challenge! 

Without further ado , here is this weeks Catch the Bug 
Bingo Card:

Isn't this BINGO Card the coolest?! So many choices!
You may choose three squares: horizontal, vertical, or diagonal!
My card uses the diagonal squares - Use Mustard, Burgundy or Brown, Bugaboo Image, Use Sentiment "Happy Fall".

My card features the Bugaboo Stamps Deacon School Sign It image. I used my Spellbinders Oval die to create the curved edge at the top of my main image. M dp is from a Little Sizzles Country pad of paper by Sizzix (these are so old!). I made the sunflower embellie with EK Success punches. My image is colored in PSE, as typical for me, and the sentiment is typed onto the sign with Chalkduster font.

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So, let's see your card this week! Pick your BINGO daubs (you can go horizontal, vertical or diagonal), 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!

There are more super in the Bugaboo Stamps Store
Hop on over and check them out! Don't forget to look at all the New Images this Month, and the Sale Section! There's always something great happening at Bugaboo Stamps!

Happy Crafting!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I truly appreciate it, and would love it if you would leave me a comment so I know you came to visit!
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) ====>>

September 19, 2014

Boo!

It's Friday.......time for a Bugaboo Stamps Freebie! 
It can be picked up in the store for FREE, but only for a limited time! Be sure to check out the other fun images that Jodie has to offer at Bugaboo Stamps! There's a little something for everyone, and they're all sure to put a smile on someone's face! :)

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This image is called Goofy Ghost Tombstone.
I colored him in PSE. I cut the web frame, which is a file from the Silhouette store, and layered him in between a soild back piece and the original cut piece. I used some really old paper that I had in my stash for the background. A quick sentiment that was typed up in PSE tops him off, for a CAS holiday hello!

Pick this up as a freebie for a limited time only, 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!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you'll kindly leave a comment, or become a follower. If I know you were here, I can come to visit you, as well.

September 13, 2014

Late for Something?? A Theme Challenge at Catch the Bug


It's Saturday, which means a new challenge over at Catch the Bug today! 
This week's theme is
Late
Maybe for a birthday, date, or just in general? Show us your interpretation!

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I grabbed a few scrap pieces of paper from my little box (okay....so it's a BIG box of scraps!). This is my first time inking up this great JJ - Perfect Man image. I did not use the sentiment that comes with it, instead typing one up that my mom seems to state quite often! lol! She's definitely the recipient of this card, I just need to pick a good time to send it to her. :)
I added some Stickles - Star Dust to the flowers on the car, but it didn't photograph well for me this time. Funny how sometimes I can get a good shot of it, while other times it just won't reflect well.  I also put some Glossy Glaze on the lights, bumpers, centers of the tires and on JJ's glasses. I wanted just a touch of dimension, and that did the trick (again, didn't photograph well, so sorry!) My border was cut from one of the Spellbinders On the Edge border dies.  

So, let's see your creation this week! Whip up your project and head on over to Catch the Bugto play along, enter it into the Mr. Linky located at the bottom of the challenge post!
By entering your project, you could win up to TEN Bugaboo images!

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!

Happy Crafting!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!