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December 13, 2014

Which List are You on?! It's a 'Naughty or Nice' Challenge at Catch the Bug!


It's Saturday, which means a new challenge over at Catch the Bug today! This week's theme has me using an image I have had in my arsenal for a long time, but have not put to a card. The image I am featuring is called JJ Christmas - Ornament. She's a sassy girl in this image, so I'm guessing she didn't quite make the cut for the 'Nice List'!
 Haha!

This week's theme is
Naughty, or Nice?

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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!

December 10, 2014

Oh....You Dirty, Dirty Girl!

Hi, everyone!
We are trucking along through our
Christmas Chaos Week 
at 
Catch the Bug!

Today, we are showcasing creations that will tickle your funny-bone....or so we hope!
We are showing off our
Humor Me Wednesday
with the twist of Christmas!

Normally, Wednesdays are reserved to highlight some of the whacky holidays each week at Catch the Bug, some of the lesser-known holidays, that is; today, though, we are creating some humorous Christmas Cards to share with you! 

For my card today, I am featuring the super-sexy, ever-so-snarky JJ Christmas Cheers image. I think one of my friends will get a chuckle out of JJ's antics!

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I colored up my image is PSE, as always, adding a sentiment that I found on the web. I added some glitter gel pen to her boot buttons, but it is hard to see in the photo (some things just never photograph well, right?!). I used some Bazzill Bling card stock for my image mat and dp mat. It also gives a bit of shine and shimmer to the card. I dug deep into my stash for the dew drops that I added, and the wreath charm is something that I picked up for a lady on Facebook group for selling/swapping scrapbook stuff (there are so many, and I apologize because I don't remember which one of them I found the charms on).

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT goodies at the Catch the Bug Blog, today! Don't forget to join in with your funny card, too, so you can be entered to win the daily prize!

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) ====>>

December 6, 2014

Beginning the Christmas Chaos with some Sparkle & Shine!

Hi, everyone!
Welcome to the beginning of the Bugaboo Stamps weeklong 
Christmas Chaos
events!

Today we are kicking off a week of Christmas celebrations. Every day we will present a challenge for you to use to create a project, and enter it into the Inlinkz fir a chance to win some great Bugaboo Stamps prize packs! (Be sure to checkout Catch the Bug Blog for all the details!)

For todays challenge, we want you to create a project using some
Sparkle & Shine!

For my card, I am using the Fancy Sunbonnet - Winter Birdhouse image.
I used a bunch of Stickles, Crystal glitter glue on all of the "snow". It didn't turn out as sparkly in my photo as it actually is in my hand, but I think you can at least see some of it. I colored my image in PSE, then did the Stickles, matted and added a snowflake brad.  I think this will be handy for my post-Christmas mailings! :)

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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 Inlinkz!

Happy Crafting. and
 good luck in the draw!

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) ====>>

November 30, 2014

Bossy Stella Says Sketch!

It's Sunday, the "every-other" kind at Catch the Bug, and time for another
Stella Says Sketch Challenge
#220


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For my card today, I've used the Bugaboo Stamps image called Sick Girl. I think it's never a bad idea to keep a few 'get well' cards handy, especially moving into the cold months of winter! I wasn't sure what I thought of this image when I first saw it, but I really wanted to bring it to life, and practiced a lot of my PSE techniques for shadows when I colored her in.
One thing about coloring digitally that is a challenge for me, always, is that I lose some luminosity when I print. My printer is a photo printer, but it just doesn't handle the subtle shades nearly as well as I'd like. Here's what this image looks like on a screen:

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We'd love to have you play along with the challenge, and hope that this sketch provides you the inspiration you need!

That's it from me today! Thanks for stopping by.........please stay a while longer, and browse! :0) If you like what I do, why not consider following me? ========== > >

Now it's your turn to make the sketch shine! 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 Releases......plus so much more!

One more thing, 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!

November 22, 2014

Some Peeper Pleasantries to Motivate Mr. Mojo....aka A Photo Challenge!

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!


Now....most of us automatically think of Thanksgiving when we look at that photo, right?! And then our brains trigger the saliva glands, and we start to think about the delicious food that will be served up as our family gathers around the table.......wait...."family"!?! Oh....right!....they'll be there, too! 
Sooooo......with that in mind.....here's what I came up with for todays card!
Hehehe!

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This card uses the Frame It -Red Wine image from Bugaboo Stamps. I colored it in with PSE, then added some Stickles Star Dust glitter glue to emulate bubbles in the glass, as if it were just poured (thank you, may I have another?! lol!). I used some pretty papers and metal corner brads to finish this silly card. 

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!

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:
Fussy & Fancy - Pairs (Metal Photo Corners)

November 20, 2014

Sharing the Magic!


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 Fairy Christmas from Bugaboo Stamps.  I think this image is simply beautiful. I am not very skilled at coloring in "people" images....cutesie stuff, okay, but not people that are supposed to look like "people"......so, I challenged myself to work with this image for todays 'oldie but goodie' theme. She took me a long time to color in PSE, but I am happy with the result (she looks much better digitally, I swear! lol! Printing always takes away detail from digital coloring, at least for me.)

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I wanted to use some non-traditional colors, so I went with the pinks and purples for the fairy. I brought the green into the card by matching up a Graphic 45 dp scrap to her wing colors. I used my Simon Says Stamp A2 Curved Edge die for the image and purple layer. I pulled out my Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish die for the leafy embellish.  The sentiment is a CTMH stamp that I digitized, printed and cut out with a Spellbinders Classic Squares, Small die. I used a Stampin Up corner punch on it, and then popped it up with some foam dots. For a bit of bling (which is hard to see in the photo), I added some Stickles, Crystal glitter glue here and there on the image.

That's it! She's ready to be mailed for the holiday season, I think!
Thanks for stopping by!
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) ====>>

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!

November 15, 2014

Bingo!

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 awesome?! So many choices!
You may choose three squares: horizontal, vertical, or diagonal!

For my BINGO squares, I chose to use the "Use Only 2 Designer papers""Bugaboo Image"  and the "Brads" squares. 
My card features the Bugaboo Stamps Morning Coffee image. She is one of the newer  character images at Bugaboo Stamps. What do you think?! I love her! She really knows how to channel me! lol!
I colored her in PSE, added a great sentiment about coffee that I saw on a friends Facebook post not too long ago, and used my A2 Curved Edge die, by Simon Says Stamp, to cut the edge of the image layer and the edge of one of my dp layers. My dp is some old stuff from my stash, made by Sizzix (a looooong time ago!). I added a heart brad, also stash from around the same time frame as my paper.

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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) ====>>

Challenges Entered: