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July 20, 2014

Bugaboo Blog Hop Winner!

Winner! Winner!

Hi, everyone!
Just a quick pop-in to post the winner of the Bugaboo Stamps 
Dottie - Christmas Shopping image that I used on my card for the Catch the Bug Christmas in July Blog Hop! A random pick for the winner chose


Congrats, Karen! Please check your email inbox for a message containing the image. If you do not see it, also check your spam folder. :) 

A big thanks to all that hopped along with us! The DT hopes that we have inspired you to get a jump start on your holiday cards! 

July 19, 2014

My Bingo Blunder


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!

I had a little blunder when making this card: I had planned on using the the middle row of squares: Border Punch, Bling and No DP.....well, I had my card all done, and decided it needed a "little something extra", so I added my two banners. Oops! Now there's dp! lol! That's what I get for not double checking my board before making a change, right?! Well, I was fortunate that my card still qualified as a BINGO by using the middle column: Stripes, Bling and Bugaboo Image. Woohoo! Saved! lol!

My card features the Bugaboo Stamps AKV Girl Celebrate image. I used an EK Success Border Punch, Starry Night. I punched white card stock with the edger, then I punched some red and blue card stock to use the stars. I pushed them back into the respective negative in the border. I used some tiny rhinestones on my stars for bling, as well as some Stickles Star Dust on my image. My frames were cut with my Silhouette Portrait, and my banners I hand cut from some scrap.

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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!

 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) ====>>

July 12, 2014

Time for the Annual Christmas In July Blog Hop with Bugaboo Stamps!


Hi, everyone! 
At Catch the Bug, we are celebrating
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
all week long, starting today!
We're kicking it off with a blog hop!

 You should have arrived here from Imke's blog. 
She is our July Biggest Fan, and we invited her to join us in the hop! If you didn't arrive from there, please go back to Catch the Bug Blog to start at the beginning: 
We don't want you to miss out on all the fun and prizes! :)

For todays hop, the design team for Bugaboo Stamps has put together some creations for you based on a theme:
We'd love for you to join the fun, simply 
SHOW US YOUR SANTA!
Here's my guy.....er....gal! (Who says Santa has to be a dude, right?! lol!)
 :)
I kept her CAS.....and most importantly, to me.....mailable in an A2 envelope with one stamp! lol! I'm so cheap, I know! lol!

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For my card, I've used the Dottie - Christmas Shop. She is colored in PSE. I loved the color that Ms. Min chose for the this years Christmas in July theme, and used those for my card! My "Joy" sentiment is a retired Sizzlit die. Papers are from Paper Studio. My curved edge is fussy cut.
Be sure to leave a comment below, as I will be choosing a random commenter to win this image after our Christmas in July celebrations have ended! 

Thanks for stopping by today!
Your next stop on the blog hop is Cynthia's blog!

Have fun hopping! I hope to see you again this week for more Christmas in July fun!

Oh, one more thing! 
I need to tell you about all the great prizes that are up for grabs!! 
(See Catch the Bug Blog for all the details)!
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PRIZES:

Grand Prize - Participates in Hop & all Challenges
Free Bugaboo Christmas Set
4 month Guest Designer Term

2nd Place - Participates in Hop & all Challenges
Free Bugaboo Christmas Set
3 month Guest Designer Term
3rd Place - Participates in Hop & all Challenges
Free Bugaboo Christmas Set
2 month Guest Designer Term
Daily Challenge Winner - Freebie New Christmas Image

Blog Hop Winners - Each designer picks one winner from those that comment and winner gets image designer used, or other image if winner has image used
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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Happy Hopping!

 In case you haven't already heard....
in addition to this great hop, Jodie celebrates Christmas in July by offering up a SUPER SALE at the Bugaboo Stamps Store....

All Bugaboo Stamps are marked down 50%
for the ENTIRE month of July!

July 10, 2014

An OBG - Poor Little Doggie!


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 Critter Balloons Dog from Bugaboo Stamps.  This is one of my all-time favorite Bugaboo images! I think he was one of the reasons I fell in love with Jodie's images "way-back-when". With that said, I'm not certain I've ever actually put color to him before! Good grief......I'm a terrible 'collector' of all things cute! lol! 

This is a CAS, clean and simple, card. I grabbed a piece of Echo Park paper from my scrap box. I was happy that it was already cut to the size I wanted! Woohoo! Bonus! :) I love this paper for this image. It seems like this poor little pup could have been wandering through that park, found a balloon, and with one swift gust of wind.....well, you know! I layered the dp on a solid color, then added a few punched cloud shapes. My image was colored in PSE, then cut with my Silhouette. He's popped up on pop-dots (sounds like a drug addiction, doesn't it?! lol!). My sentiment is printed in PSE, then punched with a circle punch and trimmed to fit where I wanted it.

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One more thing before I wrap this up....be 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!

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) ====>>

July 9, 2014

From the Heart Stamps Midweek Inspiration


Hello, everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I am very excited to share this weeks card post as Guest Designer for From the Heart Stamps! Woohoo! 
I am having a great time playing along with their talented design team each week!
Not only does From the Heart Stamps have some incredibly adorable images, but at From the Heart Stamps Blog a sketch challenge is hosted regularly. It is called a Sketch Challenge with a tWiSt: a sketch is provided, but so is an additional requirement. Don't worry.....no need to feel overwhelmed with rules and restrictions! You can choose to use the sketch, OR you can create using the tWiSt....or you can do BOTH! :)
Here is the current sketch:

Sketch with a tWiSt #074
tWiSt: Paint! (watercolor or acrylic)
This sketch was first posted on Monday, July 7, and this is just a friendly reminder that you should join in! The sketch challenge for this sketch is open until July 27 to give the DT a little bit of a summer vacation. Plenty of time is left for you to whip up your take on this one!
Here's a really cool thing about these 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 also run a month-long challenge in addition to their sketch challenges. "Why is that cool?" you ask??? Because if you use the monthly image, you will be emailed next months image 
FOR FREE!

Okay....now that I've explained my excitement about this great digi-stamp company, let's move on to my card for this week.  This week I have used the sketch only.

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I chose to play with the ever-so-suave French Mustache Birdbrain image on my card. I colored my image digitally, with PSE. This sketch was a CAS type, so I kept my card as a CAS card. I used a couple of papers that were pieces from a previous project. They were lying on my desk, just lost, it seemed, and were perfect size scraps for this, so I grabbed them up!

I hope you enjoy your day! I appreciate you stopping by, and would love it if you'd leave a comment!
I hope you'll join us for the sketch challenge!
Thanks for stopping!
Happy Crafting!