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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hugs & Kisses

I can’t believe January is already ending.  That means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  So what better way to get ready, but with a new release from Bugaboo Stamps.

Today’s image is the most adorable little dragon, Clyde, Be MineI.  You can pick him up along with a few other new releases on sale for 50% off at the Bugaboo Stamps Store.



I picked a simple background, but in hind sight I wished I would have used a plain white or a smaller pattern.   

I cut my word HUGS with my Cricut Explore using a system font, Impact.  Using my  Misti, I aligned my sentiments where I wanted them with my word temporarily in place.  I just love my Misti tool.   

Clyde is colored with colored pencils, I can’t seem to get the hang of alcohol marker.   I  added a few details with Nuvo Crystal Drops drops to his wings (Caribbean Ocean ), his horn and spikes (Pink Champagne) and his eyes (black).  I also added a layer of Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents to the heart to give it dimension.

Here are some other supplies I used.

Designer Paper - The Paper Studio “Love” (This is in the Valentine Section of Hobby Lobby, it’s a 6x6” pad.
Honeybee  Sending You Sentiments Stamp Set
Card Stock - Paper Studios - HD White
Recollections Clear Embossing Powder

Make sure to head over to Bugaboo Stamps and get your Freebie Friday.  There is a new challenge every Saturday at Catch the Bug, so stop by the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!









Monday, January 29, 2018

Birthday Balloon Tag

For those of you who are new to challenges, today is Anything But A Card, which you will see shown as ABC.  

I am featuring the balloons included in the  Birthday Unicorn Set 2 from from Bugaboo Stamps.

I did a layered tag with my  Rectangle fancy Tag, which I picked up off of Amazon for about $5.  I have purchased quite a few of these Chinese made dies and I have to say I am satisfied with my purchases.  They aren’t the quality of the more expensive brands, but they get the job done. 

I cut my happy with some red glitter card stock and stamped the birthday sentiment over it.  I added some clear embossing powder over it so it stood out a little more.

I added dots all over with my Nuvo Crystal Drops in various colors.  I was lucky enough to purchase almost all the colors for about 50% off from Blitzy and JoAnns, keep checking for their sales.

Supplies:
Twine - yellow (Hobby Lobby)
Paper #MFT - Birthday Blowout
Stamp:  Sending You Sentiments #Honeybeestamps
Red Glitter Card Stock (Hobby Lobby)


Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.  Be sure to check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,


Happy Craftin!







Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ombre Card

Here is a quick post to get today's card on a challenge expiring this evening.

I used Distress inks in Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and Hickory Smoke to blend in the fading background.

I cut the shape out using my Cricut Explore.  I placed a circle with the word son where I wanted it then attached it to the image.  This gave my the word and I used the circle with Son cut out as a template to place my letters.

I used Wow Polished Brass embossing powder on the sentiment and the letters.  The splatters are CTMH Outdoor Denim ink.  The dots are Nuvo Crystal Drops in Midnight Blue.

Challenges/Inspiration:



Unicorn Magic

It’s Tuesday and time for a new release.  I am featuring Birthday Unicorn Set 2 from Bugaboo Stamps that was one of the prizes for the Birthday Bash week.  If you missed out on winning this set, you can now purchase it at 50% off this week.


I also, used this weeks Sketch from Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.

To start I created an electronic die in Sure Cuts A lot and uploaded my image into Design Space.  Using the PTC feature I cut him out and attached him with foam tape for dimension.

The sentiment is part of the digital stamp set, I printed it out with my laser printer and foiled it with my AG Minc.

And of course, I added some gems and Nuvo Crystal Drops  for sparkle. 


Supplies:
Challenges:
Simon Says - Add a sentiment
Fairy & Unicorn Challenge

If you haven't checked out the New Releases at  the Bugaboo's Store what are you waiting for, they're amazing AND they are 50% off for the entire week!

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!









Friday, January 19, 2018

Bugaboo Birthday Bash Freebie Friday

Today is the last day of the Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug and we are ending it with this adorable Freebie Friday image.



Today's challenge is to use a photo/color theme and the freebie image.  I created the circle frame using my inside/out circle dies from My Favorite Things.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I used a long fishtail to cut the sentiment out and then trimmed it down to the width of the front panel.  

I use dies on a lot of my cards, because I just love the stitching details.  If no stitching is needed I always return to my Cricut Explore.  So if you want to invest in some dies, only buy the ones that you can't recreate with a cutting machine.

Here is a list of supplies.  Sorry I don't know what the paper is, but it is definitely an Echo Park pack I picked up at Hobby Lobby or Tuesday Morning.


Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
Prismacolor Pencils
Momento Ink - "TuxedoBlack"
Nuvo Crystal Drops Black

Simon Says Stamps Colorful Confetti Sequins
Die-namics Inside & Out Stiched Circle Stax

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug.  But don't worry, we have challenges every week, o be sure to stop by and check them out.  You can always get the new releases on Tuesdays and of course every Friday there is a new free image at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!



Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bugaboo Birthday Bash Recipe Challenge

Today's Bugaboo Birthday Bash Challenge is a recipe; Kraft, ribbon and bold colors.   I selected this adorable image Birthday Bird 3 from Bugaboo Stamps. 




I chose to use twine instead of ribbon and added a few pink sequins for sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Supplies:

CTMH #D1560 Holiday Tags Stamp Set


Join in on the fun with us, there is a new challenge everyday.  Just be sure to follow the theme Birds, Butterflies & Birthday Wishes.  

You can pick up the Freebie Friday here.  A Bugaboo image isn't required, but you get a bigger prize if you use one.  Just stop by the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!








Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Don't Forget to Join the Fun

There is still time!

  Join in the fun at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Birthday Bash.  
This is only your Party Itinerary for the week -  Click on each link that will be updated daily to bring you to the next party challenge!

In addition to the challenges, inspiration and a great way to bulk up your birthday card stash for the year, there are lots of amazing prizes to be given!

Prize list is as follows:
Four Daily prizes will be drawn.  Someone will win one of the following prizes each day - 
10 Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
OR the freebie set created exclusively to celebrate Bugaboo's 8th Birthday



GRAND PRIZES
Grand prize winners will be drawn for the three lucky participants who participate in each daily event throughout the week.

Grand prize - $125 free images and guest DT spot for 3 months
2nd place a $50 gift card and Guest DT spot for 2 months
3rd place - $25 gift certificate and guest DT spot for one month

All challenges must be completed by Saturday, January 20 at 7 am.
Winners will be chosen at that time.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bugaboo Birthday Bash Sketch Challenge

Today's Bugaboo Birthday Bash Challenge is a sketch.  The theme is Birds, Butterflies and Birthday Wishes.  So I selected this adorable image Birthday Bird 2 from Bugaboo Stamps




I found this cute Doodlebug paper in my stash from a previous Simon Says card kit, so I worked from there.  I wanted to do a shaker card so I could use my new Celebration sequin pack I purchased from Honey Bee stamps.  I created the frame using my inside and out circle dies.  I also cut a frame piece out of fun foam and then tried the edge.  For some reason when you cut fun fun with dies, they spread a little.  Then I used Ranger Multi Medium Adhesive to glue everything together.

The sentiment is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with WoW Opaque white Super Fine embossing powder.  I recently purchased this embossing powder from Simon Says Stamps,  I have to say this is the best embossing powder I have used, for white anyway, it does a wonderful job on even the finest details.


Supplies:

Clear Confetti Sequins 


Join in on the fun with us, there is a new challenge everyday.  Just be sure to follow the theme Birds, Butterflies & Birthday Wishes.  

You can pick up the Freebie Friday here.  A Bugaboo image isn't required, but you get a bigger prize if you use one.  Just stop by the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,


Happy Craftin!









Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bold & Bright Birthday Wishes

WooHoo!  It's time for a fun-filled week at Catch the Bug.

Today we kick off the week with a new challenge "Bold & Bright Birthday Wishes".  I am show casing yesterday's freebie, Penguin with Cupcake.  


I found this colorful balloon print paper in my stash and it was perfect for this image.   I used the colors in the paper to color in my image.  I love my new border dies from My Favorite Things, I created the scalloped curved border with them.

I used 3 separate stamps to create this sentiment, one of them was a Christmas stamp.  I added clear embossing powder over "the sweetest" part.  After it was all finished, I used my basic edge die to cut off the bottom.  

Of course, we always need a little bling, so I added confetti sequins around the image and used Nuvo glitter drops for sprinkles on my cupcake.

Supplies
CTMH #1412 Cutie Pie Stamp set
CTMH #D1646 Finding the Words Stamp Set

Challenges:


Join in on the fun, all week with the theme Birds, Butterflies & Birthday Wishes.  So with that theme in mind get ready to create some amazing projects.

If you want to play along you can pick up the Freebie Friday here.  A Bugaboo image isn't required, but you get a bigger prize if you use one.  Just stop by the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!










Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Say it with Roses - Bugaboo New Release 1/9/18

The holidays are behind us and it is time to start on a new year.  My resolution is to try and do at a minimum, 1 card a week.  I also want to do at least 2 Christmas Cards per month to avoid that holiday crunch. 

So lets get this new year started with a new release from Bugaboo Stamps.  This week’s release is a great set for any occasion.  I chose to make it a sympathy card, but you could definitely make it work for Mother’s Day, which will be here before you know it.


Here is a list of the supplies I used.
Paper Echo Park Wedding Bliss I can’t find a link for 6x6 pad
COMING SOON!


Bugaboo Stamps 8th Birthday Bash begins 
January 13 and runs through January 19!

Birthday Theme for the week:  
Birds, Butterflies & Birthday Wishes

Try and make all your projects with this theme in mind.  There will be a freebie available Friday, Jan 12th, that follows the theme.  And if you get the monthly newsletter, there was a free image included. If you don't get the newsletter, be sure to sign up, you can find out who is using Bugaboo Stamps as a sponsor to win free images from the store.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the amazing images at the Bugaboo Store.  We would love for you to join one or all of our challenges at Catch the Bug.  Remember, prizes are awarded and the winner is selected by a random generator, so you don’t have to feel intimidated that your entry isn’t good enough.  

Till next time.

Happy Craftin!