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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:


November 10, 2014

Anything But a Card - A Pillow Treat Box

It's an ABC (Anything But a Card) Day over at Catch the Bug, and it's my turn to create something! :0) I always have a difficult time coming up with projects for ABC Day. I don't have any little ones at my house (my son is 21, and just does not appreciate good paper crafty stuff, ya' know?!). I never know what on earth to do with my goodies once I'm done with them. Hubby keeps every card I give him, and if I start giving him 3D paper objects.....well......I just have no idea where the man will pile them up! lol! Anyhow, it's always a tough day for me to create for my DT assignments, but I am giving it a go! 

For this assignment, I wanted to do something quick, simple, and fun! I used the Bugaboo Stamps Circle Sentiments - Pumpkin Season image, and took this opportunity to play with one of the Fill Patterns on my Silhouette Studio program to add him to the argyle background that has colors perfect for fall!

Once I printed the pattern and image out, I put it on my Silhouette cutting mat, and let the machine do it's thing. From there, it was just a matter of a couple quick folds, which were perforated in the cutting file. Now this is ready to be filled up with some pumpkin seeds....which I have yet to make! :)

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I hope you like what you see! 
If so, please consider following me! ========>>

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!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Challenges entered:

Glitter n Sparkle - Autumn Colors
Scrappy Hands - Autumn Colors

November 8, 2014

Rumble in your tummy?

It's Saturday, which means a new challenge over at Catch the Bug today! 
This week's theme is
Food
It's November, the time when we are normally thinking of comfort foods to ward off the chills, and mentally making our shopping list and to-do list for the upcoming feast. I took a different route for my card, though. I needed to add a birthday card to my stash of cards, so I made one with cupcakes and cakes in mind!

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This is my first time inking up this great Chef Pierre - Cake image. I colored him in PSE, then used my Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders dies to cut the edge of the image layer. I have to say, this is definitely not one of my favorite cards, of late. I thought I was being clever by adding some shadowing behind him and the sentiment, but I've decided it just isn't working for me the way I had intended, so that is probably the last time I will do that (the way I did it, that is. I have 'other' shading techniques that I think I like better). Anyhow. I used some busy papers, and hindsight is 20/20.....I should have added some bold solids to break them up more because I'm not liking how busy this card turned out, either; thus, the hand-drawn dash along the edge of the image layer. Hmmmm.....should I have posted this?! lol! Geez....

Well, I have shared with you my not-so-great card for todays theme challenge, now..... 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!
If you enjoyed your visit, please consider following me ======>>

November 1, 2014

November 'Anything Goes' Challenge 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 TWO images Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Crow, both from Bugaboo Stamps

I started by coloring the images in PSE, then combining them into one file. I added the sentiment/poem, also in PSE. It was a nice autumn poem that I found in Google.  I used my I used one of my EK Success edgier punches for the leaves, and I layered a piece of scrap dp behind it for some color. A quick, clean and simple......and very mailable A2 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) ====>>

October 30, 2014

Boo! to You!


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 Bobblehead Hween Frank from Bugaboo Stamps.  He's a real SCREAM, right?! No........I know, he's too cute! 

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Frank is colored in PSE. I added a little poem I found online to the front of my card. I have been trying to do more sentiment and inspirational quotes an poems on my card fronts. It doesn't always happen, but I have definitely been doing more of it. lately, than I had in the past.
I used my favorite Spellbinders die for my border, the A2 Curved Borders. I used an Impression Obsession die, Halloween Hill, and sized it to suit my card by cropping it down for the spooky border, and used the two tiny bats from that.. My dp is from a seasonal Karen Foster mat stack. The Boo! border was cut with my Silhouette.


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!