Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Jodie!!!

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear Jodie
Happy Birthday to You
Cha Cha Cha!!!

I hope all your wishes come true today!  Please make sure you hop back over to Tammy's blog to finish your Birthday surprise:)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Exciting News!!!!

Hi!  Guess what????  I tried out for the DT at Bugaboo and made it:)  I can't wait to work with more of the images that Jodie creates.

Thank you so much for the opportunity Jodie, Tammy, and Rae Anne!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo

Good Morning!  Did anyone go Black Friday Shopping???  We went to Kmart Thanksgiving morning and then a couple of places last night but before we went home we decided to try Toys R Us.  First we had to park across the street and then on the way up there someone told us that they were only letting 50 people and the wait would be 3-4 we left.  I usually do most of my shopping online anyway.

Today is a great day to do some online because Jodie has these totally adorable Snowmen in her shop and it's still 50% off for a few more days.

I finally used some of my Basic Grey paper that I've had sitting on my dryer for almost a year, lol (I totally forgot it was there).  I also used some of my buttons and of course my stickles.

I entered into the following challenges:
~A Spoon Full of Sugar #131 - anything goes
~Simon Says Stamp - snow it up
~Freshly Brewed Challenges #24 - Winter/Christmas theme
~Crafty Creations #95 - Christmas

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: Basic Grey; Copics: C1, C3, RV32, RV34, B32, G82, R20, and R59; Other: Stickles, Nestabilities, PTI Buttons, SU Ribbon, and Inking.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Wait until you see the cupcakes that Jodie has drawn up for us...they are too stinkin' cute!  Plus there are sentiments that circle around them.  You can find the new release images here.  Jodie tries her best to have them up around noon but if not please check back later.  

I used some of my new paper along with some doodling and pearls.  I've had my sewing machine for almost a year now and I still haven't used it, I keep hand stitching or doodling. 

If  you like my card you should see what the rest of the DT came up with, please go and leave them some love.

I entered this into the following challenges:
~Crazy 4 Challenges #64 - circles
~Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - holiday
~Lollipop Crafts - Christmas
~Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - food

Supplies:  Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME: Copics: C3, R89, E15, E19, Y11, Y18 and Blender; Other: Stickles, Pearls, Doodling, Nestabilities, and SU Ribbon.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Crafts Challenge

Morning!  There is a Christmas Craft Challenge over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and by participating you can win some digi's like these cute little penguins

With Christmas coming up I know I'm going to need some tags for gifts so I thought I would get a head start on them.  I used some acrylic pieces I had and just added all the details. I didn't take a picture but on the back of it I use the same size piece of paper so I can write on it.

I entered it them into the following challenges:
~Stampin for the Weekend #51 - winter theme
~CCEE Stampers - buttons
~4 Crafty Chicks #12 - anything but a card

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME; Copics: Y28, B01, B02, YG93, YG95, C1, C3, C7, R20, R39, YR18 and Blender; Other: SU Ribbon, PTI Buton, Nestabilities, Stickles, Snowflake, Acrylic, Inking, and Pearls.

TFL and have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday at Bugaboo

Guess what today's Oldie but Goodie day over at Bugaboo!

I've been making so many Christmas cards that I thought I would give you all a break.  I finally dug into my paper from MME that I bought a while ago and of course I used my Cuttlebug folder, ribbon, and buttons.  You can find the image here, isn't she just too cute!

I entered it into the following challenges:
~Pixie Cottage #45 - sketch
~Simon Says Stamp Challenge - sparkle (there's stickles on her dress, bow, and shoes)
~Top Tip Tuesday #10 - buttons
~A Spoon Full of Sugar #130 - distressing
~City Crafter Challenge #31 - little children

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME and PTI; Copics: Face: E000, E00, E97, R20; Hair: E19; Balloon: B02 and B04; Clothes: R35 and R37; Other: Stickles, Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilities, Inking, SU Ribbon, PTI Buttons, and Flowers.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Release Tuesday

Good Afternoon!  Today is another new release over at Bugaboo.  I just love JJ and Jodie has so many images of her.  I can't wait to see the rest of them.  Jodie tries to have them in the shop by noon but if not please check back later. 

Don't forget through the end of November you will receive 50% off all your images...what a good deal!

I entered this card into the following challenges:
~CPS #193 - sketch
~Crazy 4 Challenges #63 - Christmas
~Secret Crafter #109 - sparkle and shine
~Paper Sundaes #44 - ribbon and embossing


Saturday, November 13, 2010

World Kindness Day

Morning!  It's World Kindness Day and we are celebrating at Bugaboo by making a card.  I'm hoping to give this to someone today...someone I don't know maybe...or maybe let my daughter give it to a friend...we'll see. 

I just love these little kids, they are sooooo cute! 

Here is the sketch that Jodie provided us:

Don't forget to play along, she's giving away prizes!

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper and Ribbon: PTI; Copics: Face: E000, E00, E97, R20; Hair: E00, E13, E15, E19; Clothes: RV17, RV19, YG13, YG17, BG15, BG18; Other: Nestabilities, Rhinestones, and Stickles.

I also entered it into the following challenges:
~Cute Card Thursday #138 - anything goes
~YNS #29 - stickles and nesties

TLF and have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Freebie Friday

Happy Friday!  Today over at Bugaboo you have to checkout the Eggbert image that Jodie has for FREE!  She tries to have it up by noon but please check back later if that isn't the case. 

Oh and the cute dp in the background is also available over at Bugaboo..I love it:)  All you have to do is pick your favorite color cardstock, color your image (it took me no time at all), add your embellishments, and your done.

I also entered the card into the following challenges:
~ABC Challenge - H is for Holiday
~Crafty Creations #93- buttons
~Little Red Wagon - things in 3 (my pearls)

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: SU w/ Bugaboo Images; Copics: R20, RV32, RV34, B14, E51, E55, C1, and Blender: Other: Pearls, Stickles, Ribbon, PTI Button, Snowflake, and Distressing.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Oldie but Goodie

I hope everyone is having a great week so far:)  Today is Oldie but Goodie day over at Bugaboo Challenge Blog. Isn't Ruldolph cute???  Jodie has more of these images in her store...go check them out.

I entered this card into the following challenges:
~The Sweet Stop #81 - sketch
~Top Tip Tuesday #9 - image and copics
~Spoon Full of Sugar #129 - snowflake/snow

Supplies:  Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME and SU; Copics: E37, E59, C3, R20, Y28, R59, R89, and Blender; Other: Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilities, Inking, Snowflak, and PTI Buttons.

TFL and come back Friday to check out what Jodie has in store for Freebie Friday!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tutorial Wednesday at Bugaboo

Morning!  Over at the Bugaboo Challenge Blog on Wednesday's each DT member takes turns creating a tutorial and since I'm the GDT member for November today is my turn.

This is a very quick and easy project that you could put on your desk or even give as a present.  I think the total time it took was maybe an hour.

The supplies you will need are:
~a tin with a window or even one of those plain boxes that you could cut out a window
~picture of your favorite person
~a Bugaboo image
~your favorite paper and embellishments

~First: Your're going to put the piece of paper inside the tin to cover the bottom.  I flipped the tin over and measured the size from the bottom.  I didn't try to cover the entire bottom of the tin because I didn't want to get frustrated trying to make it perfect.

~Second: You can put your paper and picture inside the tin and any embellishments that you would like to add.  Since I am working with a small tin I didn't put any embellishments inside but I have a bigger tin at work that I did add embellishments to (I'll try and remember to bring it home from work today and post a pic).

~Third: I measured the smooth outside of the tin so I could wrap a piece of my favorite paper around it.  I also added some ribbon.

~Fouth: I colored one of my favorite images from Bugaboo (I love penguins), cut it out, and pop dotted it to the front. 

~Fifth: I added a couple more embellishments and voila I'm done~

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME; Copics: G85, RV23, RV29, R20, R39, YR18, BG01, BG15, C1, C7; Other: Spare Part Buttons and Ribbon.

I also entered this into several challenges:
~Bee Craft #42 - Christmas
~Lexi's Creations #26 - anything goes
~Stamps R Us #8- buttons & bows
~Paper Sundaes #43- let it snow
~Ann's Creative Nook #111- recycle recycle
~The Crazy Challenge #40- things w/ wings

I really hope you liked my tutorial and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks for joining me today!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo

Today is another great release over at Bugaboo!  If you love wizards you'll love these new releases...make sure you check out all the other great cards on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and leave them some love.  Jodie tries to have the images in her store by the time this posts but if not please check back later.

I wanted to make this a masculine card so I had to stay away from all my "pretty" paper.  I ended up using some cardstock and just running through my Cuttlebug.  I'm not sure where the color scheme came from but they are the colors of my high school (some 20 odd years ago).


Here are a couple of challenges I entered:
~Crazy 4 Challenges #62 - square card

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo: Paper: PTI; Copics: Face: E000, E00, E97, R20; Hair: E00, E53, E55, E97; Clothes and Hat: C9, YR12, BV08; Other: SU Ribbon, Nestabilities, and Rhinestones.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Anything Goes on Bugaboo Saturday

Good Morning!  This month I'm turning 40 (yikes) and that means it's time to start getting mammograms so I thought this image from Bugaboo was perfect.  Please make you are checking yourself monthly and getting mammograms every year.  It's really important!!!

One challenge I entered was a clean and simple card.  I usually don't do too many of these because I end up putting a bunch of other stuff on them too but I really like how this turned out.

You can find the challenge for this week HERE.  It's an anything goes challenge and you can win prizes too!

Here are a couple of challenges I entered:
~Cute Card Thursday #137 - vellum
~Dutch Dare #90 - clean and simple

Supplies: Paper: PTI and Vellum; Stamp: Bugaboo; Copics: E000, E00, E50, E53, E55, E97, G09, R20, R22, R24, R29, C3, and C9; Other: Stickles and Nestabilities.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo

Happy Friday!  It's a great day because it's Friday (of course) but also Jodie is giving away this cute image today:)  You can find it HERE and the image should be in the store by noon EST but if not please check again later.

I hardly ever make masculine cards so I tried not to use any pink Copics on here but I did have to put a little glitter on his hat and scarf.  I still have My Minds Eye Christmas paper from last year and I distressed the edges too.

Here are a few challenges that I entered my card into:
~Sweet Sketch Wednesday #74 - sketch
~City Crafter Challenge #29 - use a digi stamp
~A Spoon Full of Sugar #128 - embellish

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME; Copics: E000, E00, E53, E55, E57, E97, R20, R59, R89, C3, C9, B00, G82; Other: SU Ribbon, Stickles, Cuttlebug Folder, and Distressing.
Have a great weekend!


Bugaboo DT Call

Bugaboo is having a DT are the details from their blog:

How Long Is the DT Call Open?
We are going to try something a little different this round. There are two rounds to our call.

1. Create a post and link it below. Post must include 1 Bugaboo project and 2 other of your favorite projects. Please note these can be new or older projects it is your choice. This phase of the call will be open until November 10th midnight EST. We will contact those who have been chosen to move on to round 2. Please make sure we have your email.

2 If you are chosen to continue to round 2, we will send you a predetermined image which you will make a project and turn back into us it would make things much quicker and give you more time to create if you make sure your email is in your post of the first round.

What Kind of Responsibilities Does the DT Have?
As a DT Member you would be required to take part in a minimum of 4 projects and a maximum of 6 assignments throughout the month. You will know all of the upcoming challenges and assignments and most can be worked on ahead of time.

Is It OK If I'm on Another DT?
Not to worry, as long as you can commit to the Bugaboo DT and are not conflicted with other DT work then of course feel free to apply, but please consider the new workload before you apply, the last thing we want is for you to struggle to keep up with the assignments, this is meant to be fun and stress free, not a job that you feel obliged to do, so again please do keep that in mind

What If I've Never Been on a DT Before?
Not a problem at all, we welcome all applications whether you have DT experience or not, in fact we would encourage peeps with no previous DT experience to try out for our Design Team, more so over those that do, we want to give everyone a fair chance

When Will the New DT Be Announced?
The new DT Members will be announced by November 29th. New Term officially begins on January 1, 2011.

Good Luck!

I've only been working with them for a week but they are a bunch of fun Ladies and Paul.  I'm going to go for it so wish me good luck:)  My email is  Below are my entries for the call:


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oldie but Goodies Thursday

Happy Thursday!  Over at Bugaboo on Thursday's is Oldie but Goodies so go and check out all the great creations.  Don't forget you get 50% off all stamps in the month of November.

The image on my card is JJ from Jodie's calendar month series, isn't she adorable!  I used my fab My Minds Eye paper again and hand stitched around the edges, added some ribbon and bling, and wala another Christmas card.

Okay, you want to know something weird???  In my Microsoft Office Pictures I had to make this picture lay horizontal in order for it to be upright when I uploaded it, hmmmmm.

I also entered it in the following challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch #91 - sketch
Crafty Cardmakers #33 - stitching
Tip Top Tuesday #8 - Christmas theme

Anyhoo...Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: My Minds Eye; Copics: E000, E00, E50, E53, E55, E97, G40, G82, G85, R20, R59, R89, B41, C3, and Blender; Other: Hand Stitching, Distressed w/ ink, Ribbon, PTI Button, SU Twine, Stickles, and Cuttlebug Folder.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bugaboo New Release - Poppi Penguin

Every Tuesday over at Bugaboo they release new images and this week it's Poppi Penguin, isn't he cute!  I would have to say that penguins, snowmen, and snowflakes are my favorite Christmas images.

I also made a trip to Hobby Lobby this past weekend where I found this fab paper from My Minds Eye and the snowflakes are Paper Studio, which by the way were both 50% off, score:)  I also used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and distressing tool to add some texture to my paper.

I also entered this card in a few other challenges:
~Sketch Saturday - sketch
~Bee Crafty #41- Christmas creations
~Fussy and Fancy #22 - Winter Wonderland
~Aly's Sunday Sketch #28 - distressed

I am so excited that Christmas is coming up with all the great images to work with and that all our Halloween candy is gone from the house;)  Check back on Thursday for an Oldie but Goodie card.

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: My Minds Eye; Copics: R59, R89, G40, G59, C7, YR18, B41, C1, R20, and Blender; Other: Paper Stuido Snowflake, PTI Buttons, SU Ribbon, Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilities, Stickles, and Distressing.