26 June, 2010

It's A Challenge and A Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Bugaboo Blog Hop and Challenge Day. If you are comeing here from Tanya's blog you are so in the right place. If you just happened along go back to Jodies blog to start at the beginning. Todays Challenge is called Love Is In The Air and you should make a card or project that reflects the theme. The winner (picked by random) will receive their choice of 7 free digis from Bugaboo, 2nd place chooses 4 images and third place gets 2. Woo Hoo. And for the Hop part don't forget to leave a comment at the end of the hop for a chance to win 3 images of your choice.
I just love the Stella and Gus images and I couldn't make up my mind which one to use so I did three. The paper on this first one is Cosmo Cricket. For this and the next I used Basic Grey papers and a little bit of bling.
I colored all these images with my copics.

There are tons of great images in the shop that work with this theme so you might just want to head over to the Shop and take a look. Of course you are not required to use a Bugaboo Image but we like it when you do.
Head on over to Sandy Curry's Blog now to continue on the hop. Wait till you see all the great things the Design Team came up with.

Have a great weekend and I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

25 June, 2010

Layout Fun

A couple of weeks ago I went shopping at our LSS and picked up the new Bo Bunny Lines of paper. This one is called Petal Pushers and the Sketch I used is by Liz Webber and you can find that here. I wasn't sure what type of photo I wanted to put in these yet so I just did them up because I was so inspired by the paper and the sketches I had to use. I did a drop shadow around the inner edge of the background paper.
I sponged the edges of the pattern paper

and then I made a drop shadow where the next pattern paper will lie. I cut a section of the pp out so as not to waste it. It is going to be covered anyway.

Cut second piece of pattern paper and sponge outter edge.

Run a line of Stickles around outter edge of third pattern paper.

Run Stickels around the outside edge of frame piece.

Cut a strip of black pattern paper and punch a scallop edge along one side. Also punch scallope squares out of various pattern papers to run across the scallop piece.

Cut out Flower Flourish from pattern paper.

gather up a piece of wire edged ribbon and attach it along the left hand side. I glued the string beads along the flower stem.

I really like the Zip Dry glue for this.

Cut and punch flowers from pattern paper and use rhinestones for centers.


Close-Up of beads.

I used Inkssentials, Enamel Accents, white and black to add dimension to the elements as well as Crystal Effects
Add rhinestones to the scallop edge.

I really like this view because you can see all the layers.

And one last close-up of this layout.

This is the second Layout I did.
Last week I found a new to me Sketch Designer from France. Her name is Angelique and you can find her blog and sketches Here. I used Sketch #2 for this. I can't wait for her to do some more. These are more of the Bo Bunny papers I bought. This is the Peacock Lane line.
Since I worked on this mostly at night the photos of the process are tinted with that yellow light that comes from photographing under artificial light. This first photo is what the colors are really like.
Cut circle from main pattern paper and punch lower edge and sponge edges with ink. Turn down upper left corner and sponge folded edge.

Mark in pencil the opening where the circle will be. Use a sponge and ink to color the inside of the circle.

Place pattern paper over the background.

As an after thought I decided to add a stenciled image inside the circle. I masked off all around the stencils with post-it-notes.

Sit back and take a look at all the pieces. You should start seeing other things you want to add.

Punch holes with 2 sizes of circle punches. Tear lower edge of piece of paper and then sponge the edge with ink.
tape the back side of the paper with scotch tape or packing tape. sprinkle glitter to front side of tape an rub it into the tape before removing excess.

Apply Stickles to outter edge of frame piece.

Apply lace, ribbon and lace to lower left side.

Add purple glitter ribbon on right side and add a piece of green dot paper.

color white buttons and small plastic pieces with Alcohol Inks.

Cut circle from pattern paper with Spellbinders (small pinking circles) and then wrap the outer edge with embrodiery thread.

Add a small flower to the center.

The flowers are punched and cut from pattern paper. Some of the pieces are printed from Fred She Said flowers. Buttons and beads turn the flowers into flower faces.

Add feathers and buttons and some glitter covered leaves. I found these in the Christmas picks at Michaels last fall.

Add buttons and colored plastic pieces down the right side. More Buttons

Add some crystal effects to the flowers on the frame piece.

A little bit of bling and a few rhinestones.

A Vellum Quote.

One last close-up.This is what the colors really look like
Have a great evening and come back tomorrow for the Bugaboo blog Hop and A New Challenge.

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo.

Today is Freebie Day at Bugaboo and Jodie has a great one for you. I used My Minds Eye papers on this as well as a sun image that I made by embossing the sun and then putting gold foil on it. I printed the image onto metallic finish paper and then coloring with Copics. You can find the Freebie Here and don't forget to check out all the great sampels by the Design team over at the Bugaboo Blog.
Have a great day come back tomorrow , for sure, for the Blog Hop/ New Challenge at Bugaboo.

22 June, 2010

New Release Tuesday

I can't believe it is Tuesday again. I really can't believe that I haven't posted anything all week. I have been busy and working on some projects so I will have to get those posted.
For now it is New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo and look at this adorable Penguin that Jodie has for us. Don't for get to head over to the Bugaboo Blog to see what the other Design Team Members have to share with you today and then go grab some for yourself from the Bugaboo Store.
For this card I used my copics to color the image and then used Crystal effects on the surfboard and the sunglasses, the sentiment is a dollar stamp from Target bargin bins and the paper is Imaginisce from a couple of years ago. It is amazing what you find when you organize. I have a lot of stuff that needs to see the daylight again. I'm off to take Mom to the Dr. this morning but will have to work on getting some projects posted this afternoon. Don't forget to come back Friday for Friday Freebie at Bugaboo and then we have a new Challenge on Saturday and a Blog Hop. Woo Hoo! Fun! Fun!
Have a Great Day.

15 June, 2010

New Release Tuesday

It is New Release Day over at Bugaboo today and you are gonna love what Jodie has in store for you. I just love the bugs and now we have more to play with. Don't forget to hop on over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to see what all the Design Team Members Did for you today. Then run to the store to pick up some images for yourself. The sketch I used for ths card is last Sundays Scrappy Sketch. Our very own Scrappy does a sketch for Bugaboo every Sunday so stop by and if you use it don't forget to tell everyone where you got it and share it with us so we can see how your card turned out.
Have a Great Day.

14 June, 2010

Anything But A Card

Today is Anything But A Card Day over at Bugaboo and Angie and I made projects for you. I used the Bugaboo Wee Ones Fairies to make thse hair clips. I cut the flower layers from a Sizzix Die for the Pink ones and A Punch for the Green one and then after I colored the images with my Copics and then I layered the image with two other cut out images with Diamond Glaze to make them really strong and I used a layer on top along with some Stickles. I have a 5 year old granddaughter and I know she will love these. She wasn't around this weekend to be a model for me but....... My model for the day is Pearl. Pearl is four now and she still doesn't do well when I try to dress her up. You might be able to tell by the look on her face. She is just itching to run.
I just love this flower punch. I bought it last month at the Rubber Stamp A Rama. It was my big splurge that day. The paper is some I made using the smooch and lift technique on gloss paper.

A close-up of the Pink one.

Have a great day everyone.