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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.
Happy Crafting! :)

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!

September 10, 2014

For the Love of a Teddy Bear


Hi, everyone!
This is my SECOND POST today.
Please scroll down to see my Guest Designer post for Sisterhood of Crafters!

We all know about holidays through the year such as Valentine's Day, Easter, July 4th and Christmas, but what about those oft-forgotten, completely crazy head-scratcher holidays that are rarely heard of, and often laughable?! Well.........at Catch the Bug we will be highlighting some of the whacky holidays each week with some great projects and cards to depict them! We're calling it
Humor Me Wednesday!
We hope you will join us in the fun each week: take a peek at some of the different days by visiting the talented DT members for Bugaboo Stamps for some inspiration. Most holidays are just belly-busters, while others are just plain fun! :0) We are choosing holidays from each week for the Humor Me Wednesday creations, so we aren't all covering the same one. We're hoping this offers you that much more inspiration and fun! :0)

For my card today, I chose to use the September 9 holiday: Teddy Bear Day. I don't know anyone that never had a teddy bear, do you? I still have two from my childhood collection, though they are put away, out of reach of my fur-babies! :) This card features  the adorable Theodore Sleep image.

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I colored up my image is PSE, as always, adding a sentiment that I typed up from a Fiskars stamp I had seen. I used my Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders dies, which I absolutely love,love, LOVE and can't seem to use enough! I also used an EK Success border punch for the stars. The two stars near the sentiment are the negative from the border punch. My tiny star paper is ancient.....from back in the early 2000's. It's from Sizzix, Country paper pad from the Little Sizzles line. 

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) ====>>

Challenges Entered

Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

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
Single Layer Cards

You know I was excited about this challenge because I have been on a CAS card streak for a while now! :) Today, I using an image from Mo's Digital Pencil. This is Watermelon Girl. She is one of my favorite summer images, ad perfect for sending an admiring word to a friend!

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As usual, I have colored my image in my PhotoShop Elements program. I typed up the sentiment, plus I created the curvy borders in my program, as well. I also added some watermelon seeds, which I dabbed some Glossy Accents onto once I printed out my card. 

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

Thanks for stopping by!

September 6, 2014

Anything Goes at 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!

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 Ava Latte from Bugaboo Stamps

I started by coloring the image in PSE (surprised?! No....I know you're not! haha). I added the sentiment, also in PSE, and then printed it out on a 3-1/2 x 5 card. I cut the top at an angle (I winged it......seriously, no real thought was put into that one! lol!). I added some pretty blue dp from my K&Co pack of papers. The pretty pink scallop edge is a Spellbinders die from the On the Edge set. This card is headed out the door with a gift card to Starbucks for my bestie back in MI. I'm sure she will love the 'hug in a mug' idea (she's a BIG-time coffee addict!).

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) ====>>

August 30, 2014

Inspiration Challenge At Catch the Bug


It's Saturday, which means a new challenge over at Catch the Bug today! It's nice to have some visual inspiration! 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!

This week's Inspiration Theme is a
Summer's End
(See picture toward the bottom of my post)

My card features the Bugaboo Stamps  Bugaboo Brats Desiree Sitter image.

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I used my Silhouette machine to Print and Cut the image, which I had colored in PSE.
I used my Fiskars Small Cloud Punch to create the tree foliage from some beautiful papers a cyber-pal had sent me some time ago. It also punched the clouds as well. ;)
The tree trunk is a Memory Box Die, Twiggy Tree. The fence is a die by Impression Obsession called Fence Trio. The Small Grass Border was also cut with an Impression Obsession Die. I added the rhinestone flowers and the rhinestone leaves, from some older packages I had picked up at Michaels, for my bling.

 We'd love for you to play along with us!
Be sure to head over to Catch the Bug to add your creation to the Mr. Linky to play along with our challenge. :0)

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) ====>>