Thursday, September 30, 2010

Oldy But Goody Thursday at Bugaboo Stamps

Good Morning everyone! It's Thursday, which means it's OBG day for the DT at Bugaboo Stamps. On Thursdays, some of the Bugaboo DT shows off their creations featuring some of their favorite Bugaboo Stamps images that are not part of the current release.  I hope you like my card below featuring a digi from the Mildred - Exercise line at  Bugaboo Stamps. Be sure to check out this digi and all of the other wonderful digis in the Bug Shop!


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Cooking it Up with Katie - Sparkle, Yellow, Digi
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Karber - Hobbies and Leisure
365 Cards/Day 212  - Girl, Green, Glisten
Allsorts - CAS
Stamping Vacation - Have you tried...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Release at Bugaboo Stamps!

Bugaboo Stamps is releasing a new line of stamps today called Thanksgiving Bobbleheads!  Head over to the BUG SHOP and see the whole line as it becomes available! Here's a sneaky peaky to hold you over until it gets there! :) Enjoy!


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

Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Craftalicious - Fall Colors
OSAAT - Anything Goes (OSAAT DT)
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers - It Takes All Sorts (Anything Goes) sponsored by Ribbon Oasis
Flourishes - Celebration
Stamp Insanity: #28 embossing.
Digi Doodles Shop - Emboss It
Creative Belli - 'B' Embellies (Buttons)
Fab n Funky - Quotes
Crafty Catz - stitching
 Color Dare - color challenge
No Time to Stamp - The Colors from picture insp. are GORGEOUS!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New challenge at Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog!

Good Morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Sunday wherever you are! Today there is a new challenge up at the Crafty Ho Challenge Blog. It is a Photo Inspiration challenge, so be sure to check out the photo and add your own entries in HERE.

My card below features an iris stamp by Inkadinkado, and a butterfly stamp by Paper Trey Ink.



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

Stamping Vacation - No! No! (Sparkles)
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers - It Takes All Sorts (Anything Goes)
Tuesday Taggers challenge above is being sponsored by Ribbon Oasis
Secret Crafter - Purple and Silver
Stamp Insanity: #28 embossing.
Digi Doodles Shop - Emboss It
Allsorts - Clean and Simple
Our Daily Bread - Things with Wings
Creative Belli - 'B' Embellies (Butterflies)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fright Night

It's Fright Night on CDAC for Shelly's Images! I hope you like this project I created using Shelly's Images 'Fright Night' digi stamp.


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

AI Factory - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes (#3 of 3 entries)
Secret Crafter Saturday - Anything Goes
Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes
Corrosive - Unused Stash (ribbon and dp)
Paper Sundaes - Fall or Halloween colors
Gingerloft - Halloween
(Halloween colors are also fall colors to me!)
Opus Gluei - Easel Cards (Fall)
Crafts and Me - Easel Cards

Bugaboo Stamps Challenge Saturday

This week Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge theme is 'HALLOWEEN in 3D'. For complete rules and challenge info head over to the BUG BLOG for all the deets and prizes! We look forward to seeing your 3D Halloween cards and projects.


My projects below feature the Bugaboo Stamps Halloween Bobbleheads, include a matching chipboard mini scrapbook and treat box set. What a great way to say thanks to a good friend for hosting a great halloween party. That is what I'm using it for, and I hope it will be a great surprise (assuming she doesn't read my blog)!


This altered treatbox and scrapbook set are apropro for
and may have been entered into the following challenges:

AI Factory - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes (#2 of 3 entries)
Secret Crafter Saturday - Anything Goes
Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes
Stamps r Us - Halloween (#2 of 2 entries)
Corrosive - Unused Stash (ribbon and dp)
Paper Sundaes - Fall or Halloween colors
Gingerloft - Halloween
Stamp Man - Alter Something
(Halloween colors are also fall colors to me!)

Friday, September 24, 2010

8/24 Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps!

Today is Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps! Along with the new and wonderful images in the BUG SHOP, Bugaboo is offering a freebie for all of you creative Bugaboo Stamp fans out there! Head over there and nab the freebie and browse the incredible selection of stamps for every occasion!
My card below features today's freebie - a funky and fun Halloween Bobblehead known as 'Frankie'! I just *kNoW* how much you are all going to love him and all of his other Bobblehead buddies too! Hope you like this card that I created with him!


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

AI Factory - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes (#1 of 3 entries)
Secret Crafter Saturday - Anything Goes
Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes
Stamps r Us - Halloween (#1 of 2 entries)
Corrosive - Unused Stash (ribbon and dp)
Paper Sundaes - Fall or Halloween colors
Gingerloft - Halloween

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

9/21 New Release at Bugaboo Stamps!


Woohoo! It's New Release Tuesday! This is the day when Bugaboo Stamps stocks the BUG SHOP with brand, spankin' new digi's!
My project below featuring one of Bugboo's classy, sassy Stellas is sure to tickle your funnybone!  Be sure to head over to the BUG SHOP to see More Stella Tidbits and all of the other new ones!


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

Sundays with Crissy - Sparkle and Shine
Alphabet Challenge - 'U' is for Unused Stash
Daring Cardmakers - Something in the Air (She's a fairy!)
Stamp Challenges - Digi Day
Papertake - Picture insp.
Secret Saturday - Anything Goes
Glitterbabes - Anything Goes
For Fun Challenge - Glitter, glitter, glitter

Monday, September 20, 2010

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Good Morning! Today is Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images, so you'll want to head over to the SI SHOP right away! For today only, the stamp I've used on my brag book below is discounted! Go check out 'The Good Witch' and all of the other fab digis in the SI SHOP right away!


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

Totally Gorjuss - Animals
Pixie Dust Studio - Animals
Secret Saturday - Anything Goes
Glitterbabe - Anything Goes
Fairy Fun - Embossing
Sew Many Cards - DIGI IMAGE and wet or dry embossing
Stamp Something - Use something digital
Creative Belli - Embellishments starting with B (Brads, Bow)
Alphabet - U is for Unused stash
4 Crafty Chicks #3 - Embossing
Scrappekammeret - Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (Sparkle)
Other Lovelies - Starts with a 'C' (cat, coloring, cardstock)
The Crafty Pad - Embossing
Corossive - Old stash - (I've had the photo corners for at least 4 years!)
Stampin' Royalty - Stitching
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Fall Colors
Sweet Stampin' - Stitching

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pile it On with Shelly's Images

This week at Pile it On, we are being sponsored by an amazing stamp company - Shelly's Images! The stamp I used below is called Christmas Cardinal and it is available in the SI store HERE , along with a whole lot more! Be sure to check out the SI SHOP!

The Pile it On Challenge is a color challenge this week! The challenge is to use Red, Green, Yellow, and Brown (with small touches of white and black if neccessary)! Easy Peasy right? We hope you'll play along with us this week for a chance to win a generous prize pack from Shelly's Images!


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

Catch the Bug - Holiday Cards for OWH
Shelly's Images - Cards for OWH
KWED - Cards for OWH
JUGS - Color Challenge 
2 Sisters - Christmas Cards
Totally Gorjuss - Animals
Pixie Dust Studio - Animals
Secret Saturday - Anything Goes
Aimees Challenges- Christmas Wishes
Glitterbabe - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas Colors
Fairy Fun - Embossing
Sew Many Cards - DIGI IMAGE and wet or dry embossing
Stamp Something - Use something digital
Creative Belli - Embellishments starting with B (Button, Bow)
Alphabet - U is for Unused stash (I had the candy cane heart from before I started stamping!)
4 Crafty Chicks #3 - Embossing
Scrappekammeret - Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (Sparkle)
Other Lovelies - Starts with a 'C' (cardinal, coloring, cardstock)
The Crafty Pad - Embossing
Corrossive - Old stuff- (I had the candy cane heart from before I started stamping!)


9/19 New Challenge up at Crafty Hos

This week Crafty Ho's has a Sketch Challenge! Of course, being the 3rd Sunday of the month we are using another of my sketches! There are no colors, recipes, or themes this week. The sketch can be turned, as long as the original sketch is apparent We hope you will have fun with this nice and easy sketch:


This week I used my sketch to create another card for OWH - this time featuring the latest free digital stamp from Designed to Delight! This cute little pumpkin is available for purchase in the D2D Store, or for those of you who have been participating each week in the progressive challenges HERE. I hope you like my card and will join us over at the Crafty Ho's Challenge this week!



This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Ho's - Sketch
Catch the Bug - Holiday Cards (for OWH)
Pile it On - Cards (for OWH)
KWED - Cards (for OWH)
Double Delight Challenges: Use any Designed 2 Delight digi to make a card and mail out to OWH
(see picture at end of post)
Designed 2 Delight - Use provided freebie for progressive challenge
Totally Gorjuss - Animals
Secret Saturday - Anything Goes
Fairy Fun - Embossing
Sew Many Cards - DIGI IMAGE and wet or dry embossing
Stamp Something - Use something digital
Creative Belli - Embellishments starting with B (Buttons)
Alphabet - U is for Unused stash (2 year old+ Halloween Ribbon)
4 Crafty Chicks #3 - Embossing
Paper Sundaes - Fall/Halloween Colors
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Fall Colors
Delightful Challenges - Pumpkins
Creative Card Crew - Fall /Autumn
Incy Wincy - Fall Colors
Practical Scrappers - Buttons
Gingerloft - 'Happy Haunting'
Scrappekammeret - Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (Sparkle)
Stamp Challenges/Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Other Lovelies - Starts with a 'C' (cat, coloring, cardstock)
The Crafty Pad - Embossing

Corrosive - Old stash - Ribbon is over 2 years old!



This card will be added to one of the boxes I have to go out to Operation Write Home this week. For this weeks card drive, our family created over 300 cards to donate! I will update my blog with the final tally sometime later today !

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Didja see this over at Bugaboo?

OoOoOhhh! Bugaboo has something cool in the store, and I just *HAD TO* share the news! They now have a monthly stamp club! With the stamp club you can get a full set of 20 cool - unreleased stamps -for only $20.00! You just GOTTA head over to the BUG SHOP and nab them for yourself!Below is a sneaky peeky for this months AWESOME collection! They ROCK!!!


Bugaboo Stamps supports OWH and our Heroes!

Operation Write Home is celebrating their birthday on September 12th, but they have decided to continue the celebration! Since they are also hosting a card drive as well, why not join in the fun? We hope you will stamp along with all of us at Bugaboo Stamps by making handmade Birthday and Christmas cards to send to America's deployed heroes to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

Once you are finished with your card or cards, please send it to your nearest OWH representative. This way it can be included in the boxes of cards being sent overseas to be distributed to our soldiers. My daughter and my mother have proudly joined in this effort, so if you have been reading my blog you might also like to hear about our updated count! To date, we have created 271 cards to be boxed and shipped to our nearest OWH representative in Charlotte, North Carolina.

To read more about Operation Write Home and their mission please go here:

http://operationwritehome.org/

You can also find your nearest Operation Write Home Representative here:

http://operationwritehome.org/mailroom.html

Below is my sample card for OWH featuring another fabulous digi from Bugaboo Stamps.


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

Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps - Birthday Cards (OWH) *PROUD DT MEMBER*
KWED - Birthday Cards (OWH) *PROUD DT MEMBER*
Pile it On - Birthday Cards (OWH) *PROUD DT MEMBER*
Shelly's Images - Birthday Cards (OWH) *PROUD DT MEMBER*

Alphabet Challenges: Unused Stash (Baubles, buttons, Grass punch, etc.)
Stamp Challenges: Use a Digi
Pixie Dust Studio - Animals
S2G - Critters +Birthday
Paper Romance - Birthday Cards (OWH)
Creative Belli - Embellies that begin with a 'B'
Stampin' Royalty - Stitching
The Creative Cottage - Boys Birthday Card
Scrappekammeret - Anything goes
Stamps and Stars (OWH) - Birthday cards with NO GLITTER!
Stamps r Us - Kids Birthday Cards

Friday, September 17, 2010

9-17 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 weeks cutie is from a line of awesome digis called A Kids View (AKV) Fall. What a wonderful and fun digi! Doncha think? Well check out my card below,  and then head over to the BUG SHOP for a looksee! You are really going to LOVE what you see in there!



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

Creative Belli - 'B' Embellies (Braid)
Stampin' Royalty - Stitching
Fairy Fun - Embossing
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (sparkle)
Alphabet Challenges - 'U' for unused stash
(This braid I bought for jewelery making ages ago!)
Sew Many Challenges - Embossing
Stamping Scrapping Challenges Central - Anything Goes

(Used a Bazill Basics CS Base, which can be found in the Stamping Scraping store HERE.)
Gingerloft - Anything Goes

Still Jonesin' for Java with Fresh Brewed!

The image I used for the card below is *so* ME! The only thing missing is the frazzled look, mismatched/wrinkled clothes, kids at my feet, and...! Just kidding! (Sorta!) What I mean is - I LOVE MY COFFEE, & really miss catching up with old friends over a cup of java in the worst way sometimes. So I nabbed this awesome Fresh Brewed Design digi! 'Coffee Talk' is available as a freebie over on CDAC for fans to use for completing any of September's Fresh Brewed Challenges! Why not head on over to join in the Fresh Brewed Design fun?

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

The ABC Challenge - 'D' is for distressing (ink distressed bg)
Creative Belli - 'B' Embellies (Buttons)
Stampin' Royalty - Stitching
The Wildflower Patch - Stripes (on chipboard)
Lexis Creations - Flowers
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers
Ooh la la - Stripes
Scrappy Frog - Flowers
Fairie Fun - Embossing
The Stamp Man -  Distressing
Paper Sundaes - At least 3 types of embellishment on your card
(Buttons, chipboard, ribbon)
365 Cards - Day 201 - A Happy Heart (uhhh... coffee and chatting)
Alphabet Challenge - 'U' is for Unused Stash
(The ribbon and buttons have been hanging around here forever!)
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (Sparkles
Pixie Dust Studio - Fur or Feathers
(Used a Bazill Basics CS Base, which can be found in the Stamping Scraping store HERE.)
Gingerloft - Anything Goes

Another from Designed 2 Delight Digi

Hi there again! I'm back again to show off another of Designed to Delight's digital stamps! This cute little bear is this weeks latest stamp for their progressive challenge!

What is a progressive challenge you ask? Well basically it is a challenge in which the more you play along, the more that you get to play along! Clear as mud? Well, just in case, why not head over to the D2D challenge blog to get all of the details?! Hope you like my card!


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


Bugaboo Stamps - Catch the Bug - Fall Colors +sewing theme
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Stitching (Faux)
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (sparkle)
Pixie Dust - Animals
Stampin' Royalty - Stitching
Incy Wincy - Fall Colors
Allsorts - Fall Colors
Marks Finest Papers/Speedy's Friends - Fall Colors
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - Anything Goes
(I used Bazill Basics CS for my base. It is available HERE!)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Part Deux

Good Evening everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful day and are ready for Aud Sentiments new challenge! The sentiment this week is "Cheer up". 

In a twist from the usual, I used this Chihuahua by Mel Jens Designs to create a 2nd card using Aud Sentiments challenge words...but I have written the sentiment - inside and out- in Spanish.


I hope you will join me and the rest of the Aud Sentiment DT for this weeks challenge! Link up your wonderful creations on the Aud Sentiment Blog! Let's see what you've got!


The inside sentiment reads:

Si no haber ningĂșn remedio, ¿por quĂ© preocuparse?
(roughly translated: Don't worry if there is no solution.)

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

ABC Challenge - 'D' is for Distressing
Tuesday Throwdown - Distressing (for OWH)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Stitching (Faux)
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (sparkle)
Pixie Dust - Animals
Stampin' Royalty - Stitching
Incy Wincy - Fall Colors
Allsorts - Fall Colors
365 Cards - Day 199 - Encouraging Sentiment

My 1st Challenge for Aud Sentiments!

Good Evening everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful day and are ready for Aud Sentiments new challenge! The sentiment this week is "Cheer up". Today my Aud Sentiment challenge card  features 'Lyla' from Robyns Fetish.


                                   Inside Sentiment:
"If you have a mind at peace, and a heart that cannot harden,
Go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden."


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

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Stitching (Faux)
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (sparkle)
Stampin' Royalty - Stitching
365 Cards - Day 199 - Encouraging Sentiment
Creative Belli - Embellies starting with 'B' (Buttons)
Paper Take Weekly - Photo Inspired
Die Cut Dreams - For Girls
Karber - For Girls
Lexis Creations - Flower Power
Scrappy Frog - Flower Power
Paper Sundaes - 3 types of Embellishments (flowers,button,ribbon)
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers
Prairie Fairy/Fairy Fun Friday - Embossing

OBG Thursday at Bugaboo Stamps

Good Morning everyone! It's Thursday, which means it's OBG day for the DT at Bugaboo Stamps. On Thursdays, some of the Bugaboo DT shows off their creations featuring some of their favorite Bugaboo Stamps images that are not part of the current release.  I hope you like my card below featuring a digi from the Stella -Calendar Months line at  Bugaboo Stamps. Be sure to check out this digi and all of the other wonderful digis in the Bug Shop!


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

ABC Challenge - 'D' is for Distressing
OWH - Birthday (no glitter!)
The Wildflower Patch - Stripes (brads)
KWED - Birthday (for OWH)
Tuesday Throwdown - Distressing (for OWH)
OLLCB - Stripes (brads)
Sentimental Sundays - Christmas theme (for OWH)
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Stitching (Faux)
Christmas Stampin' - Brads or Eyelets
Stamp Something - Stripes (brads) and Spots (dp)
Stamping Vacation - No! No! (sparkle)
365 Cards Day 195 - This and That (Christmas/Birthday)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

9-14 New Release at Bugaboo Stamps!

Hey all! Today is another AWESOME new release day at Bugaboo Stamps ! This weeks new release Stella Witches can be found in the Bug Shop this afternoon, and you are going to be over the moon -pun intended!!!

My card below features one of the stamps from the new collection! I chose these bright, bold, fun colors because they are perfectly apropro for Halloween! This is yet another card that will be added to those I am donating to Operation Write Home! To read more about my own endeavor with OWH, please read this post HERE. Thanks!



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

Simon Says Stamp - Halloween
Paper Pretties - Brads or Eyelets
Gingersnap Creations - #70 Punches
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes 
The Creative Cottage - Celebrations
Stamp Challenges - Spots (embossed cs) and Stripes
The Stamp Man - Distressing
Ooh la la - Stripes

KWED supports the troops with OWH!

For those of us who have family and friends in the US Armed Forces, we know how tough it can be to be separated from them while they are overseas. That is part of why Operation Write Home is on a mission to bring smiles to the faces of military friends and families. They are doing a card drive to collect cards to be distributed to our soldiers overseas - so they can use them to write back to their loved ones back home!
We hope you will join the team at KWED in making and sending cards to your nearest OWH representative! Once you are finished with your card or cards, please send it to your nearest OWH representative. This way it can be included in the boxes of cards being sent overseas to be distributed to our soldiers.

My daughter and my mother have proudly joined in this effort, so if you have been reading my blog you might also like to hear about our updated count! To date, we have created 104 cards to be boxed and shipped to our nearest OWH representative in Charlotte, North Carolina.

To read more about Operation Write Home and their mission please go here:

http://operationwritehome.org/

You can also find your nearest Operation Write Home Representative here:

http://operationwritehome.org/mailroom.html


To find this and more of KWED's fantastic digital stamps, be sure to visit the KWED Etsy store HERE!



This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Paper Playtime - Variety (Variety of Colors)
Lexi's Creations - Flower Power
IDIC/Robyns Fetish - Rainbow theme
OSAAT - Rainbow theme
Crafty Pad - Rainbow Theme
Crafty Ho's - Use Blue, Yellow, and/or Green
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers
Prairie Fairy - Embossing
Fab n Funky - Whateva

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New challenge at OSAAT!

One Stitch At A Time has a very special challenge for you this week...We are challenging you to make a special "Rainbow Themed" card - Anything goes type of challenge, but must have a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow in your creation. The reason for this Rainbow challenge is in honor of a very special little guy named Cameron.

If you click you can read his story HERE.

OSAAT has 10 prize packs to win for those who take part in this weeks challenge! Be sure to stop by the OSAAT BLOG, as well as all of the OSAAT DT members blogs as there is some wonderful blog candy to be found on some of them! We will also choose one kid winner....who will win  one of the 3 newly released Kids Korner stamps! So after you check out my sample below, why not go and  get SCRAPPY HAPPY and join us in the fun this week!

My card below features some wonderful digital paper by Floppy Latte Designs. This wonderful paper can be found in the Stitchy Bear and I Did it Crafting Boutique, along with many other fantastic digital stamps. I hope you like my card!


Recipe: DP by Floppy Latte Designs, Hot Air Balloon digital stamp is from KAH wink E dink, white felt clouds are made using PTI cloud dies, both grosgrain ribbons from Michaels.


This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:
Raise the Bar - Create something new
Stamp Insanity - Things in 3's (layers)
Incy Wincy - Celebrations
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Dots and Stripes
Stamp Something - Spot/Stripes
Gingersnap Creations #70 - Punches
OLLCB - Stripes
YNS - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Books/Stories
Creative Cottage - Celebrations
Crafty Creations - Transportation
Scrappekammeret - Anything Goes
Charisma - Try something new
Shelly's Images/TTT - Make a Scene
Frosted Designs - Use a Quote/family motto
Stamping Vacation:  Just Picture This (wide open space/sky), What a Guy