Saturday, January 29, 2011

Artist Trading Card Challenge

Yesterday I said there would be something awesome & totally cool today...did you figure it out yet, lol.  This is my first time making an ATC and loved it!  I tried to do something a little different by cutting my image in two and pop-dotting part of it.

You can find all the details about the challenge over at Catch the Bug.  Jodie will be offering the usual random drawing for three digi packs...7 if you use a Bugaboo image, 4 and 2 (you can use any image).  I hope you join in all the fun!

I entered this into the following challenges:
~PaperPlay Challenges - layer it up
~If the Shoe fits #64 - anything goes - except cards
~Really Reasonable Ribbon #16 - heart and ribbon

TFL and have a great weekend!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Yeah, it's Freebie Friday!

You are going to LOVE the freebie today...Deacon and Ava are back!!!  Isn't he cute.  Jodie tries to have the images uploaded by noon but if not check back soon.

I tried to create a background with my chalks, let me know if you like it.  I switched up my Fancy Pants paper today too, lol. 

Don't forget to check out our new challenge tomorrow, it's awesome and totally cool, hee hee.

I entered this card into the following challenges:
~Unscripted Sketches #90 - sketch
~My Time to Craft #125 - emboss
~Southern Girls Challenge Blog - emboss

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: Fancy Pants; Other: Copics, Stickles, SU Ribbon, Cuttlebug Folder, Nesties, Inking, and Chalk.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oldie but Goodie Thursday @ Bugaboo

I love OBG days at Catch the Bug.  I think after Valentine's Day I'm going to dedicate my OBG days to Christmas cards (Jodie has such cute images) will be here before you know it!

I promise you won't have to look at the same Fancy Pants paper too much longer, it's almost gone.  I just love it so much!  Isn't this guy too adorable?  She has several images for sale.

I entered it into the following challenges:
~Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #31 - sketch
~I Did It Creations #39 - card for a child
~Aud Sentiments #20 - love
~The Stamp Man #14 - distressing
~A Spoon Full of Sugar #136 - valentine's
~Lexi's Creations #32 - valentine's
~Creative Craft World - cute & cuddly

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: Fancy Pants; Copics: E31, E35, R20, R29, R83, R85; Other: Stickles, Cuttlebug Folder, Nesties; Paper Piercing, Distressing, PTI Buttons and Twine.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Release @ Bugaboo!

Today is another fabulous release over at Bugaboo Stamps.  It's Stella and Gus and they in their sexy black lacquer bed and pink shaggy carpet, lol!  I used some more of my Fancy Pants paper, I wish I would have bought more than one piece.

Please stop over at Catch the Bug to see what the other designers are up to and leave them some love.  Remember Jodie tries to have them images up by noon but if not check back later...I'm sure they'll be a hoot today!

I entered it into the following challenges:
~Crazy 4 Challenges #71 - sketch
~Secret Crafter #118 - couples

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: Fancy Pants; Copics: C1, C3,C5, C7, C9, White Pen, E000, E00, E97, R20, BG13, BG15, R20, R39, R83, R85, E31, E35; Other: Sewing, Distressing, Inking, PTI Buttons and Twine, Cuttlebug Folder, Nesties, SU Ribbon, and Glossy Accents.


Monday, January 24, 2011

ABC Monday

Morning!  Is Monday here already?  I'm hoping to brighten Steph's day today by sending this cute little note to school in her lunch.  I'm sure she'll love it!

I used the ever so cute Deacon images that Jodie created and I can't wait to make more note cards.

I entered it into the following challenges:
~Paper Cutz #75 - anything goes
~Stamp Something - cute somethings
~Craft Your Days Away #12 - love
~The Pixie Cottage - who do you love
Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: PTI and (not sure); Copics: Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9; Face: E000, E00, E97, R20; Clothes: R39, E95, E97; Shoes: E31, E35; Other: R83, R85, YG17; Other: PTI Dies, PTI Button, Flower, Rhinestones, Stickles, and Cuttlebug Folder.

TFL and make sure to check back tomorrow for a new release!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bugaboo Winner from my Blog

Morning!  The winner of the one free image from my blog is.....

Random Sequence Generator
Here is your sequence:


Congrats Gale!  Please contact me at to get your free image.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bee Happy It's Friday!

Today is Freebie Friday over at Catch the Bug and Jodie has come up with the cutest bee images.  You can find the bee image here.

One randomly selected mini-challenge entrant will win the 01/2011 monthly set.  AND one randomly selected mini-challenge entrant will win a $10.00 gift certificate from our sponsor's online store - Dude Time Doodles.

I used the newest addition to my crafting family, can you guess what it is????  It's my cupcake embossing folder, isn't it the cutest? 

I entered this into the following challenges:
~Pixie Dust Studio #58 - buttons
~Digital Delights - celebrations
~Penny's Paper-Crafty #45 - anything goes

I also used the sketch from Clean and Simple.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

OBG Thursday!

Plus another mini-challenge from Catch the Bug!  The card you create today needs to have a Birthday theme to it...want to know what the prizes are?

One randomly selected mini-challenge entrant will win the 01/2011 monthly set from Bugaboo.  Plus one randomly selected mini-challenge entrant will win a $10.00 (CAD) gift certificate to our sponsor's online store - Digi's With Attitude.

I used Scarlette on my card today, she has the most wonderful clothes:)  You can find the image here and don't forget you can receive 60% off from Bugaboo now through Saturday, January 22nd.

I entred this card into the following challenges:
~Fairy Fun Fridays #44 - birthday
~If the shoe fits #62 - pink, white, and red
~Clean and Simple Stamping #123 - sketch
~Stampin B's #93 - use a die cut

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Copics: Hair: E00, E15, E17, E19; Face: E000, E00, E97, R20; Clothes: R39, R83, R85; Other: Stickles, Thickers, Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilities, and SU Ribbon.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Bugaboo Blog Hop!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BUGABOO! How exciting! You should have arrived here from the uber talented Joy Stagg. If not, make sure you start at the Bug Blog here.

I used the images from Jodie's A Kids View - Birthday to make placeholders, which you can find here.  You will see that several of us made Birthday favors and included a price list so you can see how simple it is to make your own.  I hope you like them.

Today's challenge is of course a Birthday Theme!!!! You have one week to participate in the challenge for a chance to win a digi prize pack- 7 free images for 1st, 4 free images 2nd and 2 for 3rd

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT: We will also be having daily challenges starting on Monday! Here's a list of the challenges (you will have one week to complete all five mini-challenges and post on the Bug Blog, so you have this list ahead of time to get started!):

Monday - Blue & White
Tuesday – Bling
Wednesday – Sketch
Thursday - Birthday
Friday - Anything Goes

Please remember it needs to be a new project each day, you cannot combine challenges.

Here's what's up for grabs for the hop and for the challenges:

GRAND PRIZE: One randomly selected entrant that has 1) completed the blog hop and 2) participated in the "regular" challenge and mini challenges will receive one free set per month for all of 2011.

SECOND PRIZE: One randomly selected entrant that has participated in each of the mini challenges will receive a coupon good for 75% off on one purchase.

THIRD PRIZE: One randomly selected entrant that has completed the blog hop will get to design a set with Jodie.

For the blog hop today I will randomly select a winner among the people that has left a comment on my blog to receive one free digi. You have one week to comment. Winner will be chosen on Saturday and will be announced here on my blog in my Saturday Challenge post.

Then for each of the mini challenges one randomly selected entrant will win the 01/2011 monthly set.

All Winners will also be posted on the Bug Blog.
Wait...there's more...Jodie is so generously offering a great discount of 60% all her stamps during Bugaboo's Birthday Week!  The code is KW696782.
Make sure to check out the BUG BLOG FOR ALL THE DETAILS!

SO MAKE SURE TO COMMENT ON EACH POST ALONG THE WAY! Next stop on your hop is the talented Lola Cordova.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Freebie Friday @ Bugaboo

Happy Friday!  I'm so glad it's the weekend.  My MIL is coming into town and that means I'll get a lot of crafting done, I can't wait to play with Jodie's images.  You can find the freebie here.
I made another shaped card but the image wouldn't fit directly on the front of it so I had to improvise a little.  I hope you like it.

Also, don't forget about our Birthday Blog Hop tomorrow, it starts at 7am EST. There's going to be some great prizes so make sure to play along.

I entered it into the following challenge:
~Meljen Designs #41 - round or square cards

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Copics: E000, E00, E97, Y28, RV32, RV34, E49, E31, and E33; Other: Stickles, Nestabilities, SU Ribbon, Pearls, Inking, and Paper Piercing.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Release @ Bugaboo

Today Bugaboo is showing off their January digi pack of stamps.  They are so cute, especially since Valentine's Day is coming up (in like a month).

This week I'm going to try and make shaped cards.  I really want to try and make a scalloped easel card, I think they are so cute! 

Don't forget this Saturday is Bugaboo's 1st Birthday Blog Hop.  It's going to be a lot of fun with great prizes!

I entered this card into the following challenges:
~Craft Your Days Away #11 - anything goes
~Stampin' B's #92 - old/new (pearls/stamp)
~Stamp Something - use digi
~Paper Sundae #51 - circles
~Ann's Creative Nook #19 - hearts
~The Crazy Challenge #49 - animals
~Pollycraft Challenge #75 - new (stamp and MME)

Supplies:  Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: MME; Copics: R20, R39, C1, C3, and blender; Other: Stickles, Inking, Nestabilities, SU Ribbon, PTI Button and Twine.


Friday, January 7, 2011

It's Finally Friday!

Today over at Bugaboo you will find the cutest free image!  I can't wait to see what else Jodie comes up with this series of digi's. 

I used my new Prima paper with some ribbon (of course) and a little bit of sewing.  I'm going to try going around my paper twice and see how that looks.  Check back on Tuesday for that.

I entered this card into the following challenges:
~Crazy 4 Challenges #68 - celebrate something
~Charisma Cardz #1 - birthday and celebration

Supplies: Stamp: Bugaboo; Paper: Prima; Copics: R20, Y15, Y17, YR14, YR18, E49, RV17, RV19, BG18, YG03, and C3; Other: SU Ribbon, Stickles, Nesties, Inking, Sewing, and Spare Parts.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's Almost Friday!

You know what that means.....

Today I used a stamp from Jodie's January digi pack.  If you like making Valentine Day cards this is the set for you.  I can't wait to color more of them this weekend.

I used some more of my new paper but I can't remember if this is MME or Prima (I'll have to find my list).  I used my cuttlebug folder on the scallop background and also paper pierced it but it's hard to see.  Enjoy!

I entered it into the following challenges:
~Really Reasonable #15 - something new and ribbon
~Fun at Fairy Knoll - anything goes
~Creative Cottage #30 - something new

My blogger was giving me grief last night so I'll be back later to post my supplies, I have to get ready for work.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Release Tuesday @ Bugaboo

Guess what today is...

Jodie is releasing the CUTEST Ava and Deacon images over at Bugaboo Stamps!  She will try and have them up by noon but if they're not there keep checking back, I know I will.

I finally got my sewing maching correctly so I can start sewing on all my cards now.  I used some new paper that I received in the mail last week.  I think it goes perfectly with this image.  I'm going to surprise my hubby and send it to his work for Valentine's Day.

Also, I'm trying to add a little color to the background of my image with some chalk.  It's hard to tell here but the background is blue.  Just trying out different techniques.

I entered this card into the following challenges:
~Stampin Bees #91 - celebrate something
~Stamp Something - glitter
~Stamp n Doodle - use something new
~Cupcake Inspiration #92