15 January, 2011

Happy Birthday To Bugaboo.

Today is the big day over at Bugaboo. If you have come here from Lori's Blog then you are in the right place. If you just stopped by you might like to go back to the beginning of the Blog Hop HERE! There are a bunch of great things to see and prizes to win. Just for leaving comments on each blog you have a chance to win an image. So you don't want to miss any of us.
There are Challenges all week long and you have a chance to win prizes for all those too. So check the blog each day to join in. At the end of my post there is a list of challenges and a list of prises or you can go to the BUG BLOG for all the official details.
 Here is a Birthday Card I made for the Party today. I used papers from the dollar bin at Target and colored this with my prismacolor pencils. The frosting is gel medium and some sprinkles that I grabbed at JoAnns.

 And here is a Birthday Banner I made using the Critter Balloons Set that You can find HERE! I also Cut all the Letters from a SVG Set from Lettering Delights I have to tell you I just love all their files. You should go check it out and if you have any questions About how I did this just Holler. Click on the Blinkie on the right side of my blog so I can get credit please..
 And here are some close-ups of the banner I wanted to share with you.
 I cut the Banner pieces from File folders and then distressed the edges, ran them through the embossing machine with different folders for each. Sponged Distress ink on the raised surface and the layered the layers of the letters on each. And then I colored all these cute images that you can buy HERE if you like. And Here Is One Of The Birthday Week Surprises : Jodie is offering 60% OFF everything . From Jan 15 - Jan.22. Enter code  KW696782 at checkout.
                                     
 Check out the Cat hanging on to the top of the banner.


I love the little animals that are hanging off the Pennant tips.
Here are the challenges for the week:
Today's Challenge is use a Birthday theme
Monday: Blue and White
Tuesday: Use Bling
Wednesday: Here is a sketch
Thursday: Birthday
Friday:Anything Goes
Here is what is up for grabs:
Grand Prize winner will get 1 free set per month for one year to one person who does the blog hop and participates in all the challenges.
A chance to design a set with the owner
75%off a one time order
1 free digi from each design team member that was used on their blog hop card/project( you have one week to comment) Winner will be chosen on Saturday, winner will be announced here on my blog in my Saturday post and also all winners will be posted on the Bug Blog
Make sure to check out all the details at the Bugaboo Blog.
Now hop on over to Michelle's Blog
I also entered these Challenges myself:
Prairie Fairy Friday. #44 Happy Birthday
Totally Papercrafts:#49 Happy Birthday
Stamp Something: Anything Goes
The Sisterhood Of Crafters: Birthdays
The Crafty Pad: Birthday
Sew Many Cards: Birthday
The Gingerloft:#9 Celebrations
Top Tip Tuesday: #17 Anything Goes
 Have a great day everyone and come back all week .

115 comments:

Sharon said...

Fantastic Birthday Banner - looks great.

Tammy Miller said...

Yeah Melissa your Banner turned out amazing!!! Great job thanks for all your hard work!

Anita Hovey said...

WOW...what a lot of work in that banner. It's gorgeous.

Catherine said...

OMG ! I love your creations Melissa ! Your banner is absolutely fantastic ! Love your card too ! You rock Lady ! Hugs and love from Catherine and Happy Birthday !

*CAFE said...

Oh, WOW! One huge labor of love, that banner is! Super, super!!
Happy Birthday to Bugaboo!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Wowwee! That banner is so cute, cute, cute! I love it! Happy Birthday Bugaboo! Becky:)

Debra said...

Awesome projects! I have not attempted a banner yet so good for you! TFS

Alison said...

Love the cheeky card sentiments and your banner is just amazing!
Happy Birthday Bugaboo!- love your designs!
Hugs, Alison (Tillymint)
xxx

Jenn said...

I love the colors in the banner!!! Great job!!

Jenn said...

I love the colors in the banner!!! Great job!!

Cammy said...

OMG! Melissa! The banner is just awesome! FABULOUS!!!!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic, love the banner!

Lori said...

Oh my gosh Melissa, I have been wanting to make a birthday banner for so long and you have totally inspired me to get going! Yours is SOOOO cute. Great job. I also like you card...fabulous papers and I love the sparkly cupcake.
Lori

Julye said...

Your banner is fab and so much better and definitly cheaper than a bought one, thanks for sharing.

Chris' Creations said...

Who is ready for a birthday party! WooHoo! Pick me, pick me! Wonderful birthday banner. TFS

scrappingnana said...

These are adorable. Your banner is awesome. TFS

Jenny said...

What a great banner! The card is super cute with the glitter frosting!

dragonfly60 said...

WOW is all I can say. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ruby said...

Love the cupcake card with the shimmer!! And your banner is fantastic. Awesome job!! TFS!!

Myzdamena's World said...

I love that banner... and the cake that the monkey is holding looks far too big.. I think I'll take the hit and dive in and help him out :)

xxx

huzzah616 (Christy) said...

What a great banner!! Your projects are amazing!!

Suzilou said...

Happy 1st Birthday Bugaboo! Wow lover your banner, what a fab idea :) xx

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Great projects Melissa! Your blog candy arrived in the mail, thank you!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I just love the birthday card! The little mouse (I think) is sooo adorable! And your banner is just beautiful! Happy B-day Bugaboo!

The Stamper's Touch said...

I'm speechless...that banner...wowza...it's fantabulous!! Your card is super sweet too. HB Bugaboo!

Linda

Jodie Mackrell said...

Melissa, love both your projects, but especially the banner! that looks like a lot of work but it turned out amazing! great job!

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW...what an amazing banner, I LOVE it! Great job!!! Great job on the card as well! Happy Birthday Bugaboo!

Kendra

Ginette said...

WOW Great banner! What a wonderful party Idea! I really really love it! You must have put in so much time. It certainly looks worth it!

Kimberly said...

CUTE!, cute, cute. Monkeys are sooo adorable. Love this image. TFS!!! www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

Kim B said...

wow thats amazing.

Pat said...

Cute card and what a great birthday banner!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for the fun hop and Happy Birthday Bugaboo! :D

Iris said...

Super cute! Love the monkey peeking from behind!! Great banner! Perfect for a birthday party!!

Mary J said...

Oh yum! Such lovely creations!

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi
Wow, amazing banner and card, great colors!!
hugs Marilyn

Ruthie said...

Wow Melissa - that is amazing! I did a really simple penant banner for Christmas so I can only imagine how long this took! Stunning

Gonna hop away now - am waiting for hubby to do treacle sponge!

Rx

Nicky said...

Wow love the card with the glitter and your banner is stunning so many critters hanging off it - lovely

Maggie's Crafts said...

Wow fab creations!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back tomorrow for another brilliant challenge! :)

Maggie
x

Antonella said...

you know a woman never admits how old she is :-)
Hugs, antonella :-)

Billie A said...

Wow you are one busy lady making the banner but oh so worth it. It's awesome. I love your projects. Happy Birthday Bugaboo

The Spotted Chick said...

Oh Melissa, this is fantastic!! That banner is AMAZING! You outdid yourself on this project! WOWZER!

Moments by Marla said...

Your banner is just amazing. A lot of work but oh so worth it. You can use it for every upcoming birthday. Your little cupcake/monkey card is oh so sweet. Thank you for some wonderful inspiration!!!

Donna said...

Cute projects love the ideas!!!

Jennie said...

OMG this is wonderful! I absolutely love that banner ! Must have taken you ages but its beautiful
x

E. Marie said...

Wow, what a fantastic banner. You did such an awesome job. Your card is adorable - love that frosting!!

Scrappy said...

Melissa, this is an AWESOME project! I just LOVE it! We are so lucky to have such a talented girl as you on the Bugaboo DT! MWAH! Scrappy

Tammy said...

WOW Melissa your banner is awesome! Fantastic projects!!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Fantastic! Love the card and what a clever banner. More ideas - great!

Lynn said...

Wow! What a creative celebration with your banner. So much work has gone into it..Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
huggs
Lynn x

Charlene said...

Oh my goodness...where to start...I love that monkey birthday card...I have a dd who would go "ape" over it lol...and your penant banner is fabulous...the lettering, coloring and placement of all those wonderful images! Thank you so much for sharing.

Lisa B said...

WOW! This banner is amazing. You forgot to add the price of hours of detail and work into this banner...This is defintely a keeper to use over and over again.

THanks for joining us over at the Sisterhood for our welcome back challenge! Your card is fabulous.

Melissa M said...

Wow what a fantastic banner. Too bad this wasn't one of the przes for the week. It is super super cute!!!

Gale Varland said...

Love that monkey image! Great birthday projects.

mckinkle said...

Wow Melissa your makes are just awesome, the work that youve put into it all is clearly seen!

Happy blog hop!

Keryn x

Samantha said...

Fabby Banner, you did a great job! thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

mulberry station said...

What a fun, fun fun birhtday banner!! Super cute!
Nancy

Trickut said...

I am going to have to make a banner like this for my daughters birthday in Feb. Just to cute.

Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, the banner is amazing!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I tend to always check you cards out each week because you are one that always stretches the line to use extra textures. You are daring which I love ... so thanks for all the inspiration. Yup, a lot of labor of love goes into you cards.

JanR said...

Wow, that banner is awesome!

mamichelle said...

Such a cute card and banner!

Sammibug said...

Wow! I love love love this birthday banner! What an Awesome idea! The inking around the letters really makes them stand out! Cute birthday card, too! Love the frosting!

Andrea6760 said...

Wow Melissa, Where do I start? I love your monkey cupcake card and was so happy to read that Im not the only one who likes to use those papers from the dollar bin at Target! They have some really cute thin papers to make a quick background. You go girl!

Now your banner...Its absolutely gorgeous! The amount of time you spent really shows, because it is perfect! From the details of the letters, balloon critters and then layering and distress inking, you came up with not only a DT project, but a family heirloom to use on birthdays! Its amazing. Thanks for the site link too. I clicked it and bookmarked it to get some of the SVGs to make with my cricut!

Thank you for all of the hard work that you put into making your card and project just for a blog for us. I truly appreciate it!!

*Hugs*
~Andrea

Lesley said...

WOW, your banner just rocks!!!

poldenburg said...

Wow you sure were busy! How fun, love the banner and Your card is super cute too!

Vicki said...

Totally love the Birthday Banner.

terri d said...

wow what alot of work on that banner! Both projects are cute!

Mari K. said...

I love the dollar bins at Target. That banner is so cute!

faithnme said...

These are so gorgeouse banners.. I soo want SCAL...hope to save I love you project.. Great JObs

Hugs

Dalis said...

omg melissa that banner rocks girl!!! btw... did you really use "real" sprinkles in your card? cool!!!


-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Margo said...

Your banner is a true work of heart - adorable!

Sara I. said...

Love how the frosting on the card sparkles. Cute sentiment to match!
Great job on the banner - all that work was worth it!

DQ said...

Cute card and awesome banner!

Ildiko said...

OMW soooooooooooooooooo much work gone into the baner and fab card as well. Hop looks good so off I hop
hugs
Ildiko

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fantastic projects!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood Birthday Challenge. We hope to see you again next challenge.

Paul said...

That banner is AMAZING!
Must have taken ages. Great work.
TFS
Paul

Ardilla said...

I like your card, but the banner is amazing!!!!!!
Good idea for my daughter's birthday :)

Wendy said...

Lovely card and your birthday banner is great
Wendy x

Min said...

Your sentiment on your card is just fabulous Melissa, but your banner....OMG - FABULOUS!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Monika Reeck said...

woow funtastic banner really love this...adorable...

Caroljenks said...

Great card, very cute - and I love your banner :)

Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Wow what a fantastic creation! Just love all the different animals hanging off, just fab!!

Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

deesdesigns said...

OMG!!! Your banner is a work of art! Love, Love, Love it!

Christy Beans said...

Wow. Just, wow. The pennant is absolutely fabulously awesome! My brain hurts from the flurry of creative inspiration. Wowsers! Happy Hop -- and I'll be back to see what else you come up with through the year! =) Happpy Hop!

Stephanie said...

Great banner!

MyNeed2Craft said...

I love Lettering Delights too! Great card and banner. :)
~Terri

Eiglas said...

Interesting creations Melissa!
You might like to add a link for Top Tip Tuesday - I shouldn't like you to miss out on any prizes!
Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday!
Hugs
Eiglas
x

Shelly said...

Adorable card! Love that frosting.

Your banner is absolutely awesome!!!

Lyndall said...

your banner looks fantastic.

Michele L. said...

Melissa.
You in fact do have prettier stuff!
The banner is gorgeous and I just may case this idea!

Amy said...

WOW!! CLEARLY YOU'VE WORKED VERY HARD ON THIS!!! THE IS AMAZING!!

craftykitten said...

Wow Melissa,
I love your card but that banner is awesome - it must have taken forever - well done it looks amazing.
Hugs
DAwn x

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creation and love the images you have used to make this banner and such a gorgeous design.
Love it.

Hugs Linda

Caro said...

Great Birthday Banner ... it's gorgeous and i'm sure a lot of time well spent. Happy Bday Bugaboo!

KSD Creations said...

I love your banner. It must have taken a ton of work.

Janell said...

Amazing banner! Great job!

Jackie said...

You banner is simply AMAZING! There is no other word for it, when I saw the preview photos I was shocked, but this really looks fabulous! Such a wonderful job and lots of hard work....amazing!

Joy said...

omg, I want a banner, I want a banner, this is fab~

Trisha said...

Great B-day banner! Love it! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays! xox Trisha

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Such creative projects!! Love all of the images and details!! :) Thanks for sharing this with us at Stamp Something!!HUGs

Mary said...

What a cute card and the banner is amazing!! Makes me want to try to make one.

anne said...

cute banner.. fantastic idea having little images on the letter.. nice job.. -anne-

Jaqi said...

What would a party be without cake or a banner? Super looking projects!

Rae Anne said...

Melissa, every single project that you create is a feast for the senses! Your colors, textures, and patters are simply amazing, and I love to view all the details and surprises in your work! You're such an original crafter and therefore an asset to Bugaboo Stamps, and I want to thank you for everything that you do! MWAH!

June said...

Wow! The banner is fantastic!!

Linda S said...

Great poster! Thanks!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Melissa, you never stop amazing me on how creative you are! The card is cute, but the banner, WOW, just amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing it with our challenge at SEW MANY CARDS this week:)

Tash Daly said...

I LOVE this..I hate to play favorites (sorry ladies) but this has got to bemy favorite. I have a real thing for bunting right now and have been itching to make some myself but have not yet had a chance! Love it, love it, love it!! :-)

Scrappychick said...

That banner is the bomb!

Angie said...

Omgosh, super cute!!

Angie said...

Love your card, so cute:)

Susan said...

wonderful creations! thanks for sharing :)
Susan

Lori said...

Love it all, thanks for joining us at Fairy fun fridays, we're happy to have you!

TannyP said...

Super cute card and a fabulous banner. You did an amazing job! Thanks for participating in the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge.

paperfun said...

The card is terrific. I love the "frosting."

That banner is awesome!!! I love all the embossing and distressing.

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.

Mari