31 August, 2011

Tutorial Wednesday at Bugaboo

Today is my turn for the Tutorial Wednesday over at Bugaboo. I have to tell you I was having a hard time thinking of a fun technique to share with you so I sat down with my box of hand made papers I have made over the past few years and came across this. Elmer's Glue, Perfect Pearls and a Heat Gun. It really is a lot of fun. So first off I will show you the finished piece that I made using one of Jodie's Skelekinz Images, Moon .

So I started off with a 6 X6" piece of glossy paper and a dollop of Elmer's Glue.

Then I used a paint brush to schmere the glue all over the paper. You want to have a good layer of glue on the paper so it will stay wet for a bit.

 Next with a larger brush start adding Perfect Pearls to the glue with a pouncing motion.
 If you need to keep the glue damp you can use a spray bottle of water to mist the top layer.
 Once you have the effect that you want you will use your embossing tool to heat the glue and cause it to bubble up. DON"T hold the gun in one place too long or too close because it will burn. Experiment with this for a bit. You will see the glue bubble up and it looks so cool.
Here is another view of the bubbles.

 So here is what the finished piece looks like. Ready for a background.
I decided to also do the moon of the image and this is on some texture paper and it worked just fine.
 And here is a close up of the image and the flowers that are made using My Minds Eye papers.
I hope you all take the time to try this out and let me know when you do. I would love to have a link to your project.
Have a great day everyone.

30 August, 2011

New Release Day at Bugaboo

Good Tuesday morning all and get ready for the cutest images EVER! Jodie over at Bugaboo has really  done a Great Job with the New Release for today. If you hurry on over to the Bugaboo Blog you can check out all the wonderful samples by the Design Team and meet our Guest Designer (Jen Leefang) for September and October. Uber talented lady. Then head over to the Bugaboo Store and grab this Mini Set of Monsters for yourself. So much fun.
For my card today I used three of the Monsters from the set and some fun papers from Halloween last year along with a couple of embellies by K & Co.
 You can see all the finishes I used better on this view. For the backgrounds I used Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel and added a few colorful macro beads. For the bodies of the monsters I used Rangers Distress Crackle Paint(Rock Candy). The eyes and dots and tongue are Ranger Glossy Accents.
 You can really see the Crackle Glaze on this view.
I used the sketch for the Fussy And Fancy Challenge Blog this week. Great sketch.
I hope you all have a great day today and please come back tomorrow for a really fun Tutorial.

27 August, 2011

A New Challenge At Bugaboo

It is Saturday again and time for a New Challenge At Bugaboo. But before I tell you about that I just want to say Stay Safe to all of those that live on the East Coast and I will deep you in my thoughts and prayers. We have several Design Team Members who are going to be affected by the Hurricane and I don't know how many other Bugaboo friends.

Now on to the Challenge this week. It is to show us some Warm Colors and Paper Piecing.

And here is a color wheel so you can see where those warm colors are.

For my card today I used one of Jodie's cutie Knobby Knees characters  Christmas Sack. I just love these characters and I'm sure you will too. I used papers that I picked up at Hobby Lobby while I was visiting my daughter. What a fun store. I wish we had one here where I live.
 You can see the paper piecing better in this photo as well as the cool jelly bean looking embellishes across the bottom.

I hope you all have a good weekend and those affected by the storm, again thoughts and prayers go out to you.

26 August, 2011

A New Freebie at Bugaboo

Well it is Friday again and theat means a Freebie from Bugaboo. This little cutie can be yours if you head over to the Bugaboo Store and pick it up. For my card today I used Basic Grey Papers and some glitter and I colored the image with my Copics. Maybe I'll send this to my youngest granddaughter to wish her a happy back to school.

And heres a close up for you.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

23 August, 2011

A New Challenge Blog For CS Designs.

There is A New Challenge Blog For CS Designs. It is called Art With No Boundries.

Please head over to the new blog and check out all the details about the challenges and to see some great artwork by our Designers and check out the great entries in the Mr Linkie.

The first challenge is all about
This Weeks Theme is The Ocean, Aquatic, Nautical. Since the Challenge started last Monday there is a whole group of examples HERE by the Design Team too. 
 These examples use new images by Chris that she introduced last week also. You can get yours Here.
For my card I used Loreley, Zig Zags&Curls.
I also used one of Chris' Spirelli Templates to frame the image. The papers are Colorbok and a handmade piece.
 A close up for you.
I can't wait to see what you all create and share with the ART WITH NO BOUNDARIES Challenges.
Have a good day.

New Release Day at Bugaboo

Today is a New Release Day at Bugaboo and rather than introducing a new series of images we are introducing a New Section in the store. These are the Dollar Images. How cool is that? And there are some cuties in there. So head over to the Bugaboo Store and check them out and don't forget to run over to the Bugaboo Blog to take a Peek at all the Fun Creations by the Design Team.
For my card this morning I used two Bugaboo Dollar Images. I colored them with my Copics, added a spritz of Shimmering Spray from Tattered Angels and some that I made myself. I just love that stuff.
 The papers I used are Basic Grey. I think I will send this to my 4 year old grandson. I told him I would start sending him more cards and letters now that he is in school and will be learning how to read. Good incentive  for a Preschooler or what?
I hope you all have a great day.

21 August, 2011

Pile On The Sweets

It is another Challenge Day over at Pile It On. This week we would like you to do something Sweet. Or create a project that includes some sweets.
Our Sponsor this week is Simon Says and you can find tons of great cardmaking and scrapbooking items, Rubber and Clear Stamps, all the newest products that you want and NEED! So run over to Simons and Check it out and then get busy on a project to enter in the Challenge at Pile It On this week and you could win a $15.00 Gift card.
So if you need some great insperation head over to Pile It On and check out what the Design Team has for you this week.
For my card this week I used an Image by Bugaboo. Birthday Monkey, Cupcake is one of a series that you can find HERE.
I used Basic Grey Papers for this.
 I paper pieced the cupcake paper and the Cupcake top and hat. I used Crystal Effects on the hat and cherry and sprayed the Cupcake Top with Goosebumps. Fun new texture spray by Tsukineko.
I will also be entering this card in the following Challenges this week.
Saturday Sketches:
Basic Grey Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away: Cupcakes
Elephantastic Challenge Blog: Layers
Meljens Designs: Sparkles, Shine and Bling
Stamp Insanity: Anything Goes
Divas By Design : Birthdays
A Spoonful Of Sugar: Birthdays
Simon Says Challenge Blog: Food And Drinks
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Birthdays
Bearly Mine Challenge Blog: Bling It On

19 August, 2011

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo.

Well I will be heading home today after spending a wonderful and very Hot week in steamy Mobile Alabama. I will have photos and stories to share I'm sure. I'll miss my grandsons and daughter but pretty sure not the heat and humidity.  So it is a Friday Freebie day over at Bugaboo and if you head over to the Store you can pick this little cutie for yourself. 
I used some wonderful bright and fun papers by K&Co that I have had for several years.
 Yummy honey ( Puff fabric paint) Love all the glitter on this paper.
Have a great day all.

18 August, 2011

Oldie But Goodie at Bugaboo

Today is Oldie But Goodie Day over at Bugaboo. The Design Team picks their fave Bugaboo image and showcases it on their Blog. If you want to see more you can head over to the Challenge Blog and check out some oldies for yourself. For my card today I used one of the Bugaboo Brats. I love Brats. I decided a Birthday Card would be appropriate since it was my Grandsons Birthday last Sat. This reminds me of him and his dog Hank. Too cute I used Basic Grey papers for this and colored the image with my Copics.
 A close up for you.
I hope you all have a Wonderful Day.

16 August, 2011

New Release Day at Bugaboo

It is New Release Day over at Bugaboo. Wait till you see these little cuties. You'll want some for sure and you can grab them from the Store.  And don't forget to head over to the Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has for you today.  For my card today I used some hand made papers as well as some by K&Co, the embellies are K&Co. also.
 You can seee the ouff paint hair really well in this photo.
I hope you all have a great day and I'll be thinking of you while I'm sitting around playing with my new grandson in Hot and Steamy Mobile Alabama. Heat index of 122 What?

13 August, 2011

Challenge Day At Bugaboo

Thanks to everyone that joined us at Bugaboo last week. Boy there were a lot of entries and great ones at that. You all rocked it last week so now lets see what you can do for this weeks Shabby Chic or Distressed challenge.Run on over to the Bugaboo Blog and see all the great projects by the Design Team and to get all the official rules.

I chose to go wit a Shabby Chic look.And Stella makes a great Shabby girl.  I think. Lace, soft colors some torn edges. The painted stamped and texture piece right behind Stella is made by moi.  So now get busy and show us what you've got.
 You can see the flower centers better in this photo.
Have a great week everyone.

12 August, 2011

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo. Woo Hoo!

It is time for a freebie over at Bugaboo and I have to tell you that I'm not here. I'm in Mobile, Alabama visiting my Daughter and my 4 year old grandson and my brand new baby grandson. Woo Hoo! I think it is so fantastic that I can set this all up and have it just post all by itself. Okay I can hope.
So if you head over to The Bugaboo Challenge Blog you can check out all the great projects by the Design Team. And then head over to the Store to grab a freebie for yourself.

For my project today I used papers by K & Co and Nesties Scallop Oval and this great border I love how bright and sunny this is.

 Here is a close up.
Have a great day everyone. I have to get ready for my grandsons 4th Birthday Party.

09 August, 2011

New Release Day At Bugaboo.

It is time for a new release over at Bugaboo again and I think you might like these...A LOT! Wait till you see the rest of the images from the A Kids View: Summertime collection. They would work great to add to scrapbook pages. Head over to the Bugaboo Blog and see what all the other Designers have put up for you today.

For my card I colored the image with Copics and added Stickels to the water. The papers are My Memorie Box. Too cool.

 Check out all the glitter
Have a great day everyone.

08 August, 2011

Fun New Sentiments over at CS Designs

Chris has come up with some great Sentiments over at CS Designs and you can grab some HERE at the store.  You can also see some fun projects on the Paper Craft Planet Group HERE and on the CS Designs Blog.  Soon we will be having a new Challenge Blog and we will be taking a new spin on our challenges. Be sure to check back next week for some great Fun.

For my card today I used the Hearts To Build a Home Sentiment and I just had to have my fave characters from CS Designs Blossom and Chloe. How cute are these and I just love the way the card turned out. I used Some of the new papers from Stampin Up' and I colored the images with my Copics.

 I used Crystal Effects and some Stickels to shine it up.
I hope you all have a great day and I will see you all soon I hope.

Anything But A Card at Bugaboo

So it is my turn to share a" Anything But A Card" project over at Bugaboo. These are always so much fun. Because it is Back To School Time I thought I would make this tiny Lunchbox for my granddaughter. It is a candy tin that I picked up at the Dollar Store and then I covered it with some Bo Bunny papers and added this wonderful Bugaboo Brat Image by Jodie. You can find the Brat- Big Bow Sitter Here and the Pile Of Books Here  I printed this on some Iridescent paper.
 I think KayLynn will like this
 You can really see the effect of the paper here.
Head over to the Bugaboo Blog and see what Tammy has to share.
Have a Great Day everyone.

07 August, 2011

Pile It On Challenge

This week at Pile It On we have the wonderful Digital Delights as our Sponsor. We got to make our projects with some Digi Delights that are totally appropriate for the Theme this week at PIO  " DOWN ON THE FARM"  And of course there is a great prize from Digital Delights up for grabs. So come and play along this week.
For my card this week I used 5 images by Digital Delights and colored them with my Copics and added some Crystal effects to the eyes. How cute are these little guys? The papers are Basic Grey.
 You can see the levels in this close up shot. I love Dimensionals.
I used the Sketch from Inkspirations Challenge Blog for this
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Raise The Bar Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Simply Create: Favorite Animal (horse)
The Stamp Man: Stitching
Stamp Something: Use a Digi
Ai Factory: Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges: Stitching faux or real
Crafts and Me Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges: Anything Goes
Kelly Kids: Anything Goes
The Little Red Wagon: Critters
Scrap Creations: buttons and/or bows or both

I hope you all have a great week.

06 August, 2011

Challenge Day At Bugaboo

Ah I forgot to get this ready last night and then I slept in this morning. Bad me.  Well it is Saturday and it is a new Month so that means it is ANYTHING GOES Challenge over at Bugaboo.
You can head over to the Challenge Blog for all the details and when you are there you can check out all the great projects by the Design Team.
For my card today I used one of my favorite Bugaboo Characters , Gus Fish Whisperer. Ever notice that Gus seems to always have that beer in his hand or somewhere nearby.  I used papers Colorbok papers  A few buttons from my stash and the background piece for Gus is done with a Stampin Up image embossed on a piece of Glossy paper and then I sponged on color over that for a fun resist.

It is really hard to see the detail of the background here because it is so shiny. Darn. New Stampin Up' In Colors.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with for the Challenge and I hope you have a great weekend.

05 August, 2011

Friday Freebie

It is Friday again and that means it is Freebie Day over at Bugaboo. But before I get to the card showcasing the Image Jodie has for you today, I have a special treat.

I would like to introduce my new grandson Holden Lee Powell. There is a second middle name but I forget what it is. Lee is for my older daughter, it is her middle name.

Okay so I couldn't just pick one photo. But I'm a Nana what do you expect? Holden was born yesterday afternoon about 1:00 p.m. eastern and weighs 7 lb. 10 oz and is 20 something inches long. My daughter couldn't remember at the moment.  I think he is adorable and hopefully I will get some more photos today. 

Now back to the Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo. It has been a really hard week for Jodie this last week as her husband was in a car accident last weekend and is in very bad shape. We are all keeping her and him in our prayers. So for this weeks card I used some wonderful papers that I have had forever by We Are Memories. All this just screamed Summer to me. The bright colors, the little embellies and of course the Baseball player.
 And here is a close-Up for you. I colored the image with my Copics,
So don't forget to head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to check out all the wonderful projects by the Design Team and then head to the Store to grab your Freebie.

I hope you all have a great day.