30 July, 2011

Challenge Day At Bugaboo

I can't believe how fast time goes these days. I have one more week until I have a new grandson, two weeks until I get to go visit my grandsons and in between there are only about a million things I want to do. Forget what needs to get done. What I know for sure is that it is Saturday again and there is a new Challenge up at Bugaboo.

This week we would like you to take a dip, create a splash have some fun with water. It has been so hot all over lately we thought this would take our minds off the heat.  So head over to the Challenge Blog for some great inspiration from the Design Team and for all the rules and details on the Challenge.

 For my card today I used the Summertime Peekers-Swimming. I colored my image with Copics and used papers by Bo Bunny. Makes you want to go for a swim hu?

I used some puff paint for the white caps and clouds and a little Stickles here and there.

 I hope you all have a good time with the Challenge this week and Stay Cool.
Have a great day.

29 July, 2011

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo.

It is time for a Freebie over at Bugaboo again and it is the day before the weekend. YEA! Jodie has the most adorable image for you today and wait until you see the others in this set. You will love them all.
I used some papers by DCWV and The wording was a happy mistake. I hit some button and it flipped the letters. I wish I knew what I did because this effect will come in handy from time to time.
I used my Copics to color this and then used Crystal Effects for the helmet. Some metalic pens for the silver areas.
 And here is a close up.
don't forget to head over to the Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has to share and then run by the Store and pick up your Freebie.
 Have a great day.

28 July, 2011

Oldie But Goodie

Today is Thursday and over at Bugaboo it is Oldie But Goodie Day. The design team pick their favorite image and make a new card with it. Hop on over to the Bug Blog and see what the others have done.

For my card today I chose to use the Sewing Bear images. I use 3, Pincushion. needle and button and fused them together in Photoshop. I love the way this turned out. The butterflys and flower are SVG cuts by La. La. Studios and the papers I used are Basic Grey.
 And a close up for you. A real button stitched on over the image button. Glossy Glaze for noses and pins.
Have a great day everyone. And pull out those oldies and give them a whirl.

26 July, 2011

A New Card for CS Designs

I have a new card to share for CS Designs today. There is still time to enter the July Challenges before the end of the month and if you run over to the Challenge Blog you can catch up on all the details and find Mr. Linky. There are great samples by the Design Team Also.

Don't forget to join us over at the Paper Craft Planet also. It is a fun place to chat and show off your CS Designs projects. We hope to see you there soon. Tell them I sent you.

Chris has some wonderful new projects on her blog at Doodle Pieces too.

For my card today I used Miss Blossom from the Blossoms Party digi and colored her up to match some papers that I had from DCWV. I used one of CS Designs Spirella designs for the center background piece.  The added little elements are also DCWV.
 I used Glossy Effects on the balloons and cake to pop them up.

How cute is this  little sweetie?

New Release Day at Bugaboo

It is New Release day over at Bugaboo and do we have some cuties for you. Jodie has a bunch of new Gingers for you today in the Store. And the Design Team has a bunch of really great projects to share over on the Challenge Blog.
For my card today I used Copics to color the image a Spellbinders  Die for the center frame and Basic Grey papers. I have been having so much fun making Christmas projects this month it make me anxious for Christmas to really get here. It will be fun to see all the new products comeing out of CHA in the next month or two and all the new Christmas Lines.  Oh the fun never stops.
Here is a close-up of Ginger and some fun snowflakes that I picked up in a dollar bin.

I hope you all have a great day.

24 July, 2011

A Summer Fun Challenge At Pile It On

What a fun challenge over at Pile It On this week. I can't wait for you to see all the great cards over at the Challenge Blog and I hope you can join us this week. For our Sponsor today we have PAPER PRETTIES

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In case you haven't heard yet, Paper Pretties has a BRAND NEW owner, Heather Lee-Reppen. Now located in Madison, WI, we are pleased to offer you amazing customer service, faster and cheaper shipping, and a wider variety of stamping "must have" products to go along with all of our fun new stamps!! All orders are shipped within 24 hours."

For My Card today I used the "Sweet Treat "   image and had so much fun with this. I used papers by K & Company that have been in my stash for awhile now. and I colored  the image with my Copics. I stamped the sentiments from a dollar bin stamp set in black and then sponged on ink and embossed it.
 And a Close-Up for you.
I used the Sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch today:
Deconstructed Sketch No. 11
I will also be entering this in the following Challenges:
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
AI Factory - Layers (at least 2)
Bunny Zoe's - Fun In The Sun
Blogger's Challenge - JFF - Summertime
Clear It Out - Anything Goes( Older paper and ribbon from St.Paddys day)
Crafty Ann's - Embossing
Crafting for all Seasons - furry friends (2nd wk)
Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes
ECP Challenge #43-Summer Theme
Fairy Tale - Summer
Fairy Knoll -  colors of the rainbow
Freshly Brewed -  #56 animal or animal print on your project
Fussy N Fancy- Summer, Sun
 Kaboodle Doodles - Embossing
KB Cute Monday - Use a digital stamp
 Paper Cutz - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Embossing
Pollycraft Monday - Summer fun
Scrapalicious - #12 summer
Stampin For The Weekend -  anything with four legs
Totally Gorjuss - #90 Punch or Die Cut
Just Tracy's Craft - Summer Holiday

I hope You All have a great week: Come Back Soon

23 July, 2011

It is Time for a New Challenge At Bugaboo

Well I just took down the Christmas In July Blinkie for Bugaboo Waaaa.....It went by so fast and We had so much fun. Great projects all week you guys and so many nice comments. For my part I have a winner to announce for the Image that I used on my Blog Hop Card....Drum roll please.....And the winner is Sara I.
 So Sara send me an E-mail so I can send you the Knobby Knees Christmas: Sack,  that I used for my card.

Well this has been so much fun but it is time for a new Bugaboo Challenge for the week.  If you head over to the Challenge Blog you will find all the rules and details  and ,  and a lot of  Great projects by the Design Team. I just had to continue on with the Christmas theme and use this adorable Gus Christmas-Going To Town Image. So the challenge this week is to use metal or metallic paper or glitter or....bottle caps AND Brads.  I chose the really shiny silver paper behind the image as well as a piece of glitter paper that has been run through an embossing folder that makes it look like metal. And the bottle caps and some totally cool brads. The papers are Stampin Up.
 You can see all the elements better here I think. I colored him with my Copics and added some frosty pen and glitter to his hat and collar trim and some glossy glaze on the bottles and glasses.
 I hope you all have a great day and I can't wait to see what you all do for the challenge this week.

22 July, 2011

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo

Good Morning Everyone. Well today is the end of our Week Long Christmas In July Challenges over at Bugaboo and I just have to tell you there has been some great projects so far. We love that you all are so enthusiastic and want to Thank everyone so much. I can't wait to see the projects for today.

It is Also a Friday Freebie today so don't forget to head over to the STORE and grab yours and then stop by the Challenge Blog to see the great samples by the Design Team.

The Challenge today is Anything Goes. So get busy and get that last challenge in.

For my card today I used the wonderful Freebie "Deacon" . I colored the image with my Copics and added a little Stickels and I used papers from a pad I have from last year by K and Co. The Happy Holidays is from a package of confetti I picked up at WallMart.  And the flowers are SVG files by La. La. Studios.
 And here is a close up for you.

I hope you all have a Great Day today.

20 July, 2011

Today's Challenge

Good Morning. Today over at Bugaboo we have a sketch challenge for you so get out those Christmas papers and images and join in the fun.
Head over to the Challenge Blog for all the details and to check out all the fun challenges we have all week long and join in for your chance to win some great prizes. image

For my card today I used the "Teddy Ornaments" Image and some papers from last year by Bo Bunny.
 And a close up for you.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons: Fury Friends
Digi Stamp 4 Joy: Christmas in July
Use It Tuesday: You Are An Animal  (Last years Papers, ribbon from a gift bag.)

Have a Great Day everyone and I can't wait to see what you all create.

19 July, 2011

New Release Day at Bugaboo

It is New Release Day at Bugaboo and another Challenge day for all of you. First for the challenge Today we want you to use the Image that has been provided for you HERE. Can you believe it? A chance to win prizes and a free image to boot. imageHow cute is this little doll?

For my card today I have used papers by Bo Bunny and the image has been colored with my Copics. A little glitter and a few rhinestones finishes it off.
 Here is a close up of the image.
I can't wait to see what everyone does with this image. We have had some great projects so far. Don't forget to head over to the Challenge Blog and check out what the Design Team has to share with you today.
Have a great day today.

18 July, 2011

Challenge Day At CS Designs

There is a new Challenge over at CS Designs today and it is a RECYCLE theme. We would like you to dig out those old Christmas Items.  Dig out the old Christmas Cards and cut out parts to add to your project. Grab a piece of tinsel or ribbon. I had so much fun going through my boxes of stuff. I recycled piece of a card for my project today.

You can run over to the CS Designs Challenge blog to find all the rules and some great cards by the Design Team. You can also find all the information on the Paper Craft Planet Group HERE.

 For my card today I used a piece of Bo Bunny designer paper from lastyears collection for the base and then I embossed tress with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then I added a wonderful piece that I made using the New Text Christmas Tree Ornament by Chris. I printed the image onto Shrink plastic cut it out and added alcohol ink to the glossy side and then shrank it. I will be working on more of these. The Recycled card is the Happy Holidays and ornaments on the bottom that have been cut from an old Christmas Card.

 Here is a close up that shows the Shrink Plastic in more detail.
 I also wanted to add a card I made using the new Blizz image by Chris. You can find it HERE as well as the Sentiment.  For this card I used Bo Bunny papers again from last years collection  and some liquid pearls and Stickles to decorate. The image is colored with my Copics and then I added a piece of double stick tape to the head and body and added extra fine glitter.
 Here is a close up of the image. too cute.

 I will also be entering this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Inspirations: Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad:Christmas In July
Creative Inspiration Blog: Christmas in July
Paper Sundaes: Christmas In July
Simply Create: Christmas Time

Monday Means Anything But A Card over at Bugaboo

Today is Anything But A Card Day at Bugaboo.  And because it is Day 2 of the week long Christmas In July at Bugaboo there is also a new Challenge up today over at Bugaboo. If you go to the CHALLENGE BLOG you can find the complete list of all the Challenges for the week,(today's is use non traditional colors) a list of the rules, and a long list of prizes you could win.

Okay for today I have used Christmas Brat, Girl Elf and Boy Elf and an Ornament
I had found this picture frame last year and didn't have time to do anything with it and then I decided this would be perfect for today's project.
I started by painting the base and all the edges with some pearlized acrylics. Next came cutting papers from a Matt Stack by DCWV and paper piecing them to the tree and cutting a wonderful piece of glitter paper for the frame. Add some tiny star garland and a snowflake and there you have it, all you need is a photo.
 For the images I colored those with my Copics and added some glitter, some chunky glitter.
I love the way this turned out and it will be right at home in my forest display in my studio this year.
Have a great day everyone. Can't wait to see all the projects this week.

16 July, 2011

Blog Hop at Bugaboo

Today is the day. It is the Christmas In July Blog Hop for Bugaboo. Woo Hoo! If you are just joining us you should go back to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog for all the Details and the line up. If you have just arrived here from LORI'S Blog you are in the right spot. Do we ever have a lot going on here all week long so don't forget to check back every day at the Challenge Blog (and come back here to see my creations too). Join in the Challenges and have a chance to win some great prizes.

 You may notice the hop is larger than normal. That is because we have as a special guest the group over at Totally Stampalicious! In case you didn't know, you can get Bugaboo in rubber from Totally Stampalicious! The two teams have worked so hard to give you some wonderful samples to help you get you in the mood to work on your Christmas projects now instead of later.


For my card today I have used one of the new Knobby Knees Christmas Images the Jodie just released this week. And you could win a copy of this image just for leaving me a comment. How easy is that?
I used Bo Bunny papers from last season for my card today and I paper pieced some of the packages and the bag. I colored the image with my Copics and added my favorite...Rhinestones and Stickles.
 How about a close up?
 Now it is time for you to head on over to Paul Fords Blog for your next stop. All the way in England.
Paul always has great fun projects.

And don't forget there is a challenge over at Bugaboo Today and the theme is Christmas. How easy is that?
I will also enter this card in the following Challenges:
Fairy Knoll: Christmas in July
Inspire Me Fridays
Simply Create: Christmas Time
Stamp Something: Christmas In July:
Digi Stamp 4 Joy: Christmas in July
Havwe3 a Great weekend everyone.

15 July, 2011

Friday Freebie And The Day Before...

It is time for a Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo and it is the day before our big Blog Hop. Woo Hoo

This is going to be so cool. We have tons of prizes for everyone. The Celebration runs all week long so do come and play along and feast your eyes on all the wonderful projects that the Design Team has been working on.
Tons of Prizes!
Start the Hop tomorrow At The Bugaboo Challenge Blog tomorrow.

Okay with that said.....How about a look at the Freebie for today. Who doesn't need a bunch of tags at Christmas time?
Well Jodie has one for you for Free over in the Bugaboo Store and there are 6 more to purchase as well and they agree so darn cute you won't believe it.

For my card today I colored up Teddy with my Copics and added a second tag to the back ala Tim Holtz Christmas Tags. These Tags of Jodie's look no matter what your style.
And here is a close up for you.

Love Love Love these.

So don't for get to come by tomorrow and leave some love on all the Designers Blogs and you will have a chance to win an image and more.....

Have a Great Day Today!

12 July, 2011

New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo

It is Tuesday again and it's time for a new release at Bugaboo. Wait till you see these little cuties. You will love them.  Head over to the Challenge blog and see what the Design Team members have to share with you.

For my card I used papers by DCWV, some Stickles and snowflakes and rhinestones. I did some Faux stitching around the outer edge and some gold liquid pearls for the hair and buttons and ribbon on the image which is colored with my copics.
 Isn't this cool. I just love the colors and this layout too.
The sketch is from the Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog.

Have A Great Day Everyone.

11 July, 2011

A Red And Green Challenge At CS Designs

It is time for Christmas In July and that is no exception over at CS Designs. We (the Design Team) have been busy little Elves thinking up great ideas for Christmas to help get you started early. So round up those papers from last season and grab an Image or two (We have lots in the CS Store Here) and join us.

For my card today I have used one of the Solitare Behind The Mask Series- Lace and Jewels. I printed it in three sizes colored them with my Copics and added some Stickles and Glassy glaze and picked out some papers from a pad by K & Co.

I showed this to my husband and he was very confused at first. He wasn't thinking Christmas at all and when he read the "Counting The Days" he asked for what? When I explained the Christmas In July theme he finally got it.

 Look at those luscious lips. She would be a fun elf to find in Santa's workshop.
I used the Sketch From The Deconstructed Sketches today.

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 9

I will also be entering this in the following challenges this week:
The Little Red Wagon; Christmas In July
Crafts Us Crazy: Christmas In July
Moving Along With The Times: Christmas In July

I hope you all have a great day.

10 July, 2011

Pile It On Techniques

This week at Pile It On we would like to see your favorite Technique on a card or project. What a great way to get our creative juices flowing. I see things all the time and think wow I'm going to have to get my whatever out and do that. It is always so much fun.

So for this week at Pile It on we have a great Sponsor in the Wax Fruit Company. Must check out these images. These are so wonderful. I used a Gerber Daisy (Here).

For my Favorite Technique I came up with something a little new today.Using Alcohol ink on acrylic is one of my favorite techniques but it is impossible to print a Digi Image onto Acrylic.  Using alcohol ink on top of a Copic colored image that is covered in several layers of Ranger Ultra Thick embossing powder works great though. Sometimes I'm just too clever for myself. .

I colored the image as I normally would and then used Stampendous embossing ink in a roll on container (like a dauber) to cover the image and sprinkeled on Ultra Thick embossing powder, heat it up then add more, heat and add until you get the finish you want.
I just love the way this flower turned out.
You can see the background green piece a little better here.
I used the sketch from Kathy's Waffel  Sketch File Blog.
I will also be entering this card in the following Challenges:
Marks Finest Paper: Die Cut As A Background
Card Makin Mamas: Summertime ( When Daisies bloom)
The Stamp Man Challenge Blog: Use Alcohol Ink (optional sketch)
Stamp Insanity: Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog: Custom Made Bellies (the flower)
Diva's By Design: Die Cuts or Punches (both)
Bearly Mine Challenges: Anything Goes
Creaive Craft Challenges: Pretty Blossoms
Jac-inks Papercraft Challenge: Die-cut plus Texture
Partytime Tuesdays:Square Card
Try It On Tuesday:Flower Power
Cheerful Stamper: Favorite Background.

I have the photos and will be making a tutorial a little later today on how to do this technique.
Have a great day.

09 July, 2011

Challenge Day At Bugaboo

It is Challenge Day At Bugaboo. Thanks to everyone who played along last week for the Anything Goes Challenge. Great entrys everyone.
Okay for this week we would like you to show us some Clean and Simple Designs. As you all know that is not my forte but being a good sport I gave it a try. I like the way this turned out.
I used a snowflake embossing folder and some white pearlescent paper for the background and then cut the blue polka dot print with my Nestie and a Cuttlebug Die for the word. Egghead was colored with Copics and then I used Utee embossing powder for the edge of the circle and fine glitter for the egg body.

 You can see the embossing much better in this close-up.
know get out there and get busy on clean and simple.  Head over too the Bugaboo Challenge for all the details and to see what the Design Team has to share with you this week.  Have a Great Weekend.

08 July, 2011

Friday Freebie

Good Friday Morning to you all.  It is Freebie Day at Bugaboo so run over to the Store and grab one of these great images by Jodie for yourself.  Rush over to the Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has to share with you today.   Just a little reminder......

We are all working like busy little Elves getting ready for Christmas In July and there are tons of prizes to be won so don't forget to join us all week long.
So now on to the Freebie for today.
This is the some wonderful Word Art by Jodie and then I added the Bugaboo Brat, Presents. I used Bo Bunny papers and K & Co. embellishments from last years Christmas goodies.
 I used sickles to the ornament and Liquid Pearls to the J and Y to dress this up.
I hope you all have a Great day. Thanks for stopping by.