Friday, July 30, 2010

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps

Another week is coming to a close and we've something super fun and FREE at Bugaboo Stamps for you all! That's right, today is FREEBIE FRIDAY at Bugaboo Stamps! Every week Jodie from Bugaboo Stamps puts a bunch of brand spanking new stamps into the Bug Shop! But on Fridays', Jodie offers one of the new stamps from one of her newly released lines for FREE!

This Friday's newbies are a line that really is going to ROCK YOUR WORLD! I am seriously loving these little guys and am somewhere BEYOND excited about them! (Trust me, I almost broke my touchas just trying to get a glimpse of the roughs of these fellas!) I hope you'll take a look at this one and that you'll love the Skelekinz Boyz as much as I do!

My card below features "You Rock my World" by Bugaboo Stamps. Tell me this cutie doesn't TOTALLY ROCK! You can find this and a ton of other superb digis in the Bug Shop today!

*Don't Forget*
You still have time to get all of your *Must Have* stamps from Bugaboo Stamps at 50% off! The coupon code for it is: 967B4689
(Above: Front View)



(Above: inside views of trifold card)

This card is apropro for  and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Shaped Clips, Glitter, Beads, Ribbon, Rhinestone Crosses, flat-top buttons, Rhinestone Stars, edge distresser, UF Sharpie, 2 types of DP, Distress Stickles, Spica Pens, Copics, 4 colors of c/s, rubber AND digital Stamps.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

OBG Thursday for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Oldy but Goody Thursday for all of us at Bugaboo Stamps! On Thursdays, some of the DT at Bugaboo Stamps makes cards and projects using some of the awesome images from previous Bugaboo Stamps releases!

Today I am featuring a card using a digi from the Morning Margaret line from Bugaboo Stamps. Like Stella, Margaret is another of the sassy ladies from Bugaboo! Be sure to head over to check them out as well as all of the other super cool digis in the BUG SHOP.


*Don't forget*
Bugaboo Stamps is having a moving sale through July 31st! All stamps are 50% off! Don't forget the Holidays will be here before you know it! Better get all the Bugaboo's on your wishlist before it's too late! Here's the code to use to get yours discount: 967B4689

The card above is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
( heart button, round buttons, flowers, leaves, bling, wiggly eyes, ribbon)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

They say it's your Birthday!

A  little birdie told me that it's LeAnne from colourQ's Birthday today! So today at 3:30 am (when I got the memo) I yanked out my supplies and got right into making this birthday card for her!

Happy Birthday LeAnne! Hope it's the best one yet!


This card features a digital image from Bugaboo Stamps. The cs is from DCWV, the gingham brads are from Making Memories, The pink grosgrain is from American Craft, and the lace and blue twill are by Offray. The image is colored this image with Copics B12, B41, BV29, and RV83. UF black Sharpie for 'stitching'.

This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Because I want to...

Tonight, I decided to make a card simply because I found a challenge and wanted to make a card for it! This card is somewhat of a deviation for me, as it is very out of character for me to use so many inks and elements on one card! Of course, as is my norm - it still is apropro for ALOT of other challenges besides the one that inspired it!

The challenge that got me started was from Stamping Vacation, and is called "State your State". I used the state butterfly as my jump off point, and then apparently went mad! ;) Hope you'll let me know what you think of my card!



This card is apropro and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Stamping Vacation - State your State
Stamping with the Dragon - Distressing
Bunny Zoes - Summer Days
365 Cards - Day 146/Summer Fun: butterflies, flowers, outdoors
Crafty Cardmakers - #26 Joy's Recipe
Artful Inkables - Think Ink #25 - Make your own background paper
DigiDoodleShopBest - #17 Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches Challenges - No DP or Embellies
CraftyCatz- Summertime
Stamp Something - Something flowery
SSDS - Use Digis
Mami Doodles: Anything Goes
DareU2Digi : Stitching
Raise the Bar - Distressed/Torn/Ripped/Broken
NoTimeToStamp - Two's Company - Two Butterflies
CatchtheBugBlog - Summer Time
WeeMemories - Stamping
Rosie D's - All Creatures Great and Small
Practical Scrappers - Use 7 or more different items:
Distress Ink - Antique Linen,Tattered Rose, Broken China
Memento - Potters Clay, Desert Sand, Cantaloupe
Recycled Mailing Envelope
SU stamp from 'Abundant Joy' stamp set
Digital Stamped Butterflies
Copics: Cobalt, Golden Yellow, Black
Prismacolor Ultra Fine Marker for Faux Stitching
White Milk Pen
DCWV cs for base

Let's Ink it Up!

One of the sweeties (SuzanneK) from Lets Ink it Up has commented on my blog posts quite a few times. But I just read something this evening that got me intrigued! Being the nosy sort, I went on over there to see what all the fuss is about!

WOW! It looks like she is starting up something fab over there! Head over to Let's Ink it Up yourself and be sure to become a follower! They have some YUMMY blog candy once they hit 100...and I'm number 99! :-D You have until Sept. 5th, but don't wait, because you might forget and totally miss the boat-load of yummy candy!!

BTW: They also have an OPEN DT CALL! Look for more deets on the Let's Ink it Up Blog! From what I've seen there is a massive amount of serious talent there and you really don't wanna miss out!

New Release at Bugaboo Stamps!

Hee! I'm so excited to show you some of today's New Releases from Bugaboo Stamps! Bugaboo Stamps is releasing yet another fantabulous line- AKV Ballerinas in the Bug Shop today! Better head over and check them out! They are definite MUST HAVES!



This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

AI Factory - Glittery Sparkles

Digi Doodle Shops Best : Anything Goes
SSDS Challenge: Use Digis
Mami Doodles: Anything Goes
ResQ: Put your glasses on (Stickles, bling, spica pen)
Allsorts: For a baby or child
Wee Memories: Inc. stamping
Secret Crafter: Fairytales

New Challenge at KAH-wink-E-dink!

Hey there everyone! Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all enjoying a magnificent day and that you are ready to cool off with a fab new challenge from KAH-wink-E-dink! This weeks KWED challenge theme is 'Anything Goes - as long as it's COOL!' And while I'm talking about COOL STUFF...this weeks challenge has a super awesome sponsor too!  This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Kiki-Art!

For this weeks card I decided to go LARGE and take a chance! This card featuring KWED's Ice Pop digi, is my first try at making an OVERSIZED Easel Card! The card is 5.5 by 7 and is so heavy that I used a series of several heavy copper jewelery findings to use as a 'stop' for the easel front! I hope you like my card!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday, Monday...

"Monday, Monday, so good to me! Monday Mornin', it was all i hoped it would be!"

     Alot of people are a bit adverse to Mondays -and why not since they often mean a return to another mundane workweek right? Blah. Here we go again. Back to working for a boss who doesn't appreciate me, back to the humdrum place I gotta go to get a paycheck. Sigh.

     Well, I choose to see Mondays alot different than most folks! To me, Mondays are a fresh day to start over everything and I'm always excited to start anything anew! I mean, put it this way - Each Monday morning you get a magic eraser to erase the chalkboard of last weeks lessons. Seriously, imagine if all the little screw ups and catastrophes that everyone has from time to time could magically be set right with a few sweeps of the eraser!? How cool would that be?

     Yeah, yeah...so the chalk dust would hang around and cause your allergies to act up. And of course someone would eventually have to clap those erasers clean too right? But so what?! You'd still have a fresh slate to draw upon again and maybe you could right a few of the wrongs while you're at it! Beside- if all else fails you can always take your chalk and draw a masterful picture of your archnemesis and add horns and a mustache! Now that thought should have at least made you crack a smile! If not, put down the hammer and re-read this after you've had some coffee...and maybe a xanax or two!  In the meantime, I'd better get off my soapbox, and get to work myself!

Today is Marvelous Monday over at Shelly's Images! Each Monday a new digi is featured in the Shelly's Images online store and this week is no different! The card I have made below showcases this weeks fantastic image, 'Island Life'! Why not head over to the SI Store now and check it out along with all of the other fantabulous digis available!


A new BRILLIANT Bella Digi Challenge - Part 1

Today I am delighted to be showcasing some of Bella Digi Studios amazing designs! Bella Digi Challenges has a really fun new challenge this week, that you simply MUST check out!! This weeks challenge is to use flocking or velvet on your Bella Digi cards or projects! Easy Peasy right? So head over **HERE** to read up on all the deets and to join in the fun!

This card below features part of one of Bella Digi's newest stamp sets, an adorable little elf named 'Dill'! Oh! Isn't he is just so cute!

I used green Fun Flock on his tunic, and I made some dark blue 'faux flock' to use on the window panes. I had a ton of fun playing along this week!!

This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

A new BRILLIANT Bella Digi Challenge - Part 2

Hi there again! I had so much fun this week playing along with Bella Digi Designs challenge this week! In fact, I simply couldn't help but make a 2nd card to share with you all!

This week Bella Digi's Challenge is to use flocking and or velvet! Head over to the Bella Digi Challenge Blog to see the samples of our extraordinarily talented DT! Be sure you check out the deets and join in the fun while you're at it too!

The card below features another wonderful digi from Bella Digi Studio's Little Loves line - 'Jilly Bean'! Of course, I just *HAD TO* dress her up in her Holiday finest and make this fun Christmas card! The velvet ribbon lent the perfect finishing touch don't you think?


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: Choose your own Christmas Sentiment
Digi Doodle Shops Best : Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner : Color Challenge
ChristmasStampin: Use Ribbons and Buttons
SSDS Challenge : Use Digis
Mami Doodles: Anything Goes
Frosted Designs : Song Lyric Challenge ('Happy Holidays' by Bing Crosby)
Allsorts : Card for a baby or a child
Drunken Stampers: Christmas in July
Stamptacular Sunday: Christmas in July

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Crafty Ho Challenge and Scrappy Sketch Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend and that you've had plenty of time to relax, catch up and spend time with your loved ones! I am slowly catching up with all of my work here, and as always I am eager to share it with you!

Today there is a new challenge up at Crafty Ho's! The incomparable Audrey came up with the funny picture inspiration for this weeks challenge! Be sure to head over to the Ho Blog to check it out and to join in the fun!  

My card below features a great stamp that I've had for quite a while. I pulled out this Riley stamp for the first time in over a year and I'm so glad that I did! I think it was perfect for this theme!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Creatalicious Challenge : Show some dimension
Don't forget to head over to Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Blog to see the Scrappy Sketch that is up today too!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps

Woot Woot! We made it through another week and it's finally SATURDAY!!! WHEW!

For the Bugaboo DT crew, it's time for another super fun challenge, and this week it's even more fun! Besides the fabulous images, and excitement of our usual Bugaboo Stamps Challenge, this week we have a wonderful sponsor - The Character Cafe! Their wonderful Walk on the Beach digi I used for my 'Love Story Journal'. This would make an exceptional wedding or Anniversary gift! These are the moments we cherish and celebrate - so why not journal them when the time is right?

(challenge entry list is at the bottom of my post)

My card featuring Bugaboo Stamps, is also on the post below due to challenge linking difficulties. Thanks for your understanding.

For all of the deets on how to play along with the Bugaboo Stamps Design Team this week, head over to the BUG BLOG! The rules, & the cool prizes are there too! So what are you waiting for?! Go see!

My Journal featuring Walk on the Beach from The Character Cafe
was apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy: Alter Something
DaisyDoodles : Wedding
One Stitch at a Time / OSAAT : Use a digi (OSAAT DT)
Stampavie : Anything Goes
Bee Crafty : At the Beach
Crafty Creations : Happy/Sweet
SPC Color Combos: Color Combo #57
CAS-tastic : Summer
Gingersnap Creations: Sunshine (GC63)
Allsorts : Beach theme
Secret Crafter Saturday: Summer Holidays
If the Shoe fits - Take a vacay
365 Cards - Day 141 DIY
My Time to Craft: Checked pattern (on background)
Creatalicious: Challenge #12 - 3D
Crafty Ann's : Song "Some People"
("Some people they long for each other.They love to walk holding the other one’s hand...")


My card featuring the wonderful Flamingo from Bugaboo Stamps
was apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Creatalicious: Challenge #12 - 3D
Stampavie : Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday : Happy Birthday
Secret Crafter Saturday: Summer Holidays
One Stitch at a Time / OSAAT : Use a digi (OSAAT DT)
Crafty Creations : Happy/Sweet
CAS-tastic : Summer
The Creative Cottage : Touchy-Feely
If the Shoe fits - Take a vacay
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes that is CUTE
Gingersnap Creations : Sunshine (GC63)
Pollycraft : Birthday
Bee Crafty : At the Beach
Allsorts: Beach Theme
365 Cards - Day 141 DIY
Craftalicious: Birthdays
Crafty Ann's : Song "Summer Holiday"
Shelly's Images/TTT Challenge: Happy Birthday theme! It's Shelly's Birthday week!!!

Challenge post pt2

For my card featuring Bugaboo Stamps, I used this AWESOMELY fun and wacky Flamingo! This crazy cool digi was a one of the many freebies our fabu Bugaboo benefactress Jodie has given out to followers on our fan site on CDAC! Tell me this flamingo isn't wicked WILD!

(Inside reads: "We both know 'I'm the Mary' right?"- a ref. to Romy and Michele's HS Reunion)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps

Today is Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps! There are plenty of awesome digital stamps in the BUG SHOP as well as several brand spankin' new ones! But Jodie being the uber generous creator and owner of Bugaboo Stamps always goes one better. She also gives away one FOR FREE each Friday too!!

My card below features one of todays new release stamps. This digi belongs to a line called 'Jacobean Blocks', which it is out and available in the BUG SHOP today! Be sure to check them all out and don't forget to nab your freebie while you're at it!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
(Use orange)
http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/2010/07/gc62-spicy-supply-challenge-markers.html
(Use Markers)
(Anything Goes)
(Anything Goes)
(Anything Goes)
(DIY - I drew in the bodies on the butterflies and the faux stitching)
http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2010/07/midweek-throwdown-digital-challenge.html
(Use a Digi with Diecuts)
(Use a Digi - OSAAT DT)
(Use a digi)
(Coloring/digi)
(Animals - I used Butterflies)
(Using stash older than 1 yr old - the mini buttons, the CS & the sentiment sticker!)
(Stitching - faux in this case)
(Real or Faux stitching)
(Touchy Feely - texture on card)
(Summer)
(3D - pop-up butterflies, embossing and raised flowers/buttons)
(Use Yellow/Orange/Blue)
(From the Garden)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shelly's Images DT Call

Shelly's Images is having a DT Call and everyone is invited to show off what you've got! The 411 is on the SI BLOG (here)! So if you've got that *eXtRa PiZzAzZ*...that lil' bit o' sumpin' sumpin'....head on over and apply to join the fun and talented Shelly's Images DT!

New Challenge at KAH-wink-E-dink!

This week I am running more than a bit behind! However, I just HAVE TO share some of the neat things I've been making and tell you all about the uber cool challenges that are open with my my DT's!

KAH-wink-E-dink (KWED) has a super fun challenge open! The theme is 'In the Garden' and I've been having a blast going green and getting inky playing along! Check out my card for it below! While you're at it, be sure to head over to KWED to play along too! It'll be a blast!

This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
(Use a digi with a diecut )
(Use a Digi - OSAAT DT)
(Use Markers)
(Use Ribbon)
(Anything Goes)
(Animals)
(Anything Goes)
(Make your own Background)
(Anything Goes)
(CAS - Summertime theme)
(Happy or Sweet)
(Cutie Patootey)

OBG Thursday for Bugaboo Stamps

Today is Oldy but Goody Thursday for all of us at Bugaboo Stamps! On Thursdays, some of the DT at Bugaboo Stamps makes cards and projects using images from previous Bugaboo Stamps releases! Ya gotta LOVE Stella, so I hope you get a good guffaw from my ObG today!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2010/07/midweek-throwdown-digital-challenge.html
(Use a digi with a diecut )
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/2010/07/challenge-22-at-osaat-team-b-didgi.html
(Use a Digi - OSAAT DT)
http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/2010/07/gc62-spicy-supply-challenge-markers.html
(Use Markers)
http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/07/challenge-1-anything-goes.html
(Anything Goes)
http://ssdschallenge.blogspot.com/2010/07/challengeanimals.html
(Animals)
http://mamidoodles.blogspot.com/2010/07/dt-projects-and-challenge-7.html
(Anything Goes)
http://artfulinkables.blogspot.com/2010/07/think-ink-challenge-25-edit.html
(Make your own Background)
http://humblepiestamps.blogspot.com/2010/07/most-exciting-friday-of-season.html
(Anything Goes)
http://cas-tasticchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/07/cwc013-inspired-by-summer.html
(CAS - Summertime theme)
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2010/07/challenge-77.html
(Happy or Sweet - I think getting a laugh means it's happy, no?!)
http://iftheshoefitsscrapit.blogspot.com/2010/07/ff41-take-vacay.html
(Take a Vacay)
http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/
(We're sailing....what do you see)
http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/2010/07/gc63-random-redhead-challenge-sunshine.html
(Sunshine)

This weeks Bella Digi Studio Color Scheme

At Bella Studio Challenges, this weeks color scheme is to use light neutrals with EARTH TONES. Think shades of butternut squash with pumpkin, willow with ivy, maize with sunflower, ivory with sand, etc. Sounds pretty yummy hmm?



My card below follows this color scheme with Bella Digi Studios *FANTASTIC* Little Wings ~ Pickles Loves Sunflowers! Check out my card below and then head over to the Bella Digi Studio Web Store to see this and all the wonderful digis available in the shop now! You'll be glad you did!
 Don't forget this weeks Bella Studio Challenge is open! Head over to check out the details HERE & join in the fun! We can't wait to see what you create!

The card above is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

(Use a Digi - OSAAT DT)
(Use Markers)
(Use Ribbon - This fab ribbon from Michele! Click her name to see more!)
(Anything Goes)
(Anything Goes)
(Make your own Background)
(Anything Goes)
(CAS - Summertime theme)
(Happy or Sweet)
(Sunshine)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Can we pretend it's Monday?

Yes! I know it is Wednesday today, but this past week has been a hectic one! In fact, it has been *SO* crazy, I wish we could just start it all over! Since too much time has passed, (and some of you wouldn't wanna give up last weekend!), I think I'm just going to pretend it is MONDAY today!

On Mondays, everyone on the Shelly's Images team is DELIGHTED to share their creations using one of the many UBER COOL digis available in the SI SHOP! The image I've used on my card below is called Jill Swings, and is available in the SI SHOP now! Best head over there now and see what image is on sale in there while you are at it!!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

(Use a digi! - OSAAT DT)
(Ribbon)
(No Sentiment)
(Anything Goes)
(Anything Goes)
(Make your background)
(Anything Goes)
(Using your stash - over a year old, the ribbon is from the 1st SU ribbon I ever bought - over 3 years ago!)
(Oldest stuff in stash - DP  given to me b4 I was stamping! Someone thought I'd like it because I'm 'Crafty'!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Release at Bugaboo Stamps!

Today is New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps! Below is a sample Gift Bag Tag I've created using one of the new digis from the line being introduced in the Bug Shop today! Be sure that you head over there to check them out!


This tag is apropro for and has been entered into the following challenges:
(Stitching)
(Anything but a Card)
(Sea theme)