Thursday, September 30, 2010

Oldie but Goodie Day at Bugaboo

Hooray it's Thursday! Time to check out what the Bugaboo team has done with some long forgotten images at the Catch the Bug Blog. I love seeing what the DT has chosen to work with each week, even though it results in my wish list getting longer! I'm amazed at the variety of images Jodie has created in the short time her store has been open. This week I chose to use one of the images from the JJ Calendar line. This one is November:
This card works for the Raise the Bar challenge which is "bundle up" this week.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Friendly Scarecrow

Can these kids from the Bugaboo A Kids View line get any cuter? I love these fall images that Jodie has come up with. One is cuter than the next. Head over to Bugaboo to check them all out.
Cards for Men-autumn for a guy
Picture Perfect Creations-mustard rust and green

More Garden Cat

Hey, have you heard the news? Bugaboo's challenge blog, Catch the Bug, is moving to a WEEKLY challenge starting this Saturday with a special challenge for World Cardmaking Day. Woo hoo! You know that Bugaboo gives away a freebie every Friday so why not pick one up and join in the NOW weekly challenges. You don't have to use a Bugaboo image, but if you do, you get more chances for prizes. It's a win/win.
One of my favorite lines from Bugaboo is this adorable Garden Cat, and in real life, I'm not really a fan of cats so it's funny that I like this little guy so much. He's adorable, don't you think? This one is called "Mischief"
Daisy Doodle Stamps-digi image and critter
Our Creative Corner-lt blue kraft soft suede expresso

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Time to think about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner...for our Canadian friends that is. :) Of course, it's closer than you think in the US will be here before we know it. Never too early to get started on some super cute Thanksgiving creations and Jodie at Bugaboo stamps has, once again, stepped in with a whole lotta cuteness for Thanksgiving with these Bobbleheads:
You can find this cutie and many more at the Bugaboo store today. Before you head over there, check out what the rest of the Bugaboo DT has done with their Thanksgiving Bobbleheads at the Catch the Bug Blog.
Incy Wincy-Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge-Thank you and a digi image

Time for Another Christmas Card

It's been awhile...a day at least...since I've made or posted a Christmas card so today is the day. This time I did NOT use a snowman. Nope, I went way out of the box and used this Stickfairy from Bugaboo stamps. If you know me at all, you know I am not really a fan of fairies. Leave it to Jodie to change my mind with these adorable Stickfairies! Check them out, there are a whole lot of them over at Bugaboo. This is from the Stickfairy Christmas line and it's called "Presents"
One Stop Craft Challenge-snowflakes
Paper Sundaes-things with wings
Crazy challenge-no ribbons or buttons
All sorts-plain and simple

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Sunbonnet Christmas

Bugaboo stamps has a whole line, actually multiple lines of Sun Bonnet Girls including a whole line of Christmas images like this one:
ABC Christmas Challenge-t for tree
Moving Along with the times-sketch and To Do List: two patterned papers, button, embossing

Anything But a Card

If you've followed along here for any amount of time, you know that I don't tend to do too many "anything but a card" challenges. What can I say, I'm limited. :) When I do play along with ABC Challenges, they are almost always tags. I mean, who can't use more tags?
This is one of the Christmas block images from StretchNBubbles.
Little Red Wagon-glitter
Stampin Royalty-anything but a card
Colour Create Challenge-all white, embossing, colored image

A Happy Hello

I just love these adorable kids from the Bugaboo, A Kids View Fall line of stamps. They're just perfect for my "happy hello" stamp. :)
Cute Card Thursday-sketch
Crafty Creations Challenge-fall theme-colors/leaves etc

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Isn't this loveable little dog just the cutest? Of course he's from Bugaboo.
Midnight Madness Sketch-sketch
Digi Doodles Challenge-embossing
Paper Play Challenges-coffee and cream-shades of brown only

How Girly Can You Get?

This week, the Digital Tuesday Challenge is to make a girly card with a digi image. I used this VERY girly Scarlette from Bugaboo with the sketch from the Pixie Dust Studios Challenge and the colors from the Simple Doodles inspiration challenge (pink, green and white):

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Catch The Bug Challenge

It has sure been a busy week at Bugaboo. We did a special challenge last Saturday for OWH, we're currently sponsoring a challenge at CDAC, and today is the day of our normal bi-monthly Saturday challenge!
I hope you picked up some of the adorable Halloween Bobbleheads that Jodie released yesterday because you're going to need them for this challenge. What is the challenge you ask? Well, it's Halloween in 3D! You don't have to make a 3D item, you just need to put something on your creation that adds some dimension-buttons, ribbon, whatever you choose. Of course, you CAN make a 3D item if you'd like to. Remember that if you use a Bugaboo image, you get two entries into the prize drawing for everyone one project that you make.
Head over to the Catch the Bug challenge blog to see what the rest of the Bugaboo DT created this week for your inspiration AND to join in the challenge.

Let's Get Cookin'

This week at the Crazy Challenge, the challenge is "Let's Get Cookin'" so, what better image to use for this challenge than this adorable image from the A Kid's View BBQ line at Bugaboo. This one is called "burnt to a crisp".
Okay, so I admit that the "good job" sentiment is a bit sarcastic, but I think it makes for a funny card so I'm going with that.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Freebie!

Do you like Bobbleheads? I know I do and I think Jodie does a fantastic job making some of the most adorable should check out the Christmas bobbleheads at Bugaboo, you'll want them all. This week, Jodie is releasing some Halloween Bobbleheads and let me tell you, one is cuter than the next. You can pick up Frankie for free today, but before you do, check out the Catch the Bug blog to see what the rest of the Bugaboo DT did with Frankie.
If you like Frankie, go check out the rest of his friends in the Bugaboo shop!
Frankie works for the Paper Sundaes challenge which is to use Fall or Halloween colors.

Another Cute Peek A Boo

Earlier this week I showed you a birthday card I made with the Peek A Boo image from the Bugaboo Birthday Baby line. Today I'm showing you a similar image only this time, with a bear.
Just Cute Bears-punches/die cuts and bears
Stamping Vacation-animal you would not want running through your house

I Thought I Had Them All

Yes, I did. I thought I had all of the Marshmallow Snowmen from Bugaboo stamps but it turns out that I somehow missed this guy:
How cute is he, holding his gigantic candy cane?
just us girls-green red and black
Sparkle Creations Christmas Card-distressd christmas card

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Not What You Expect Today

Everyone knows that Thursday is Oldie but Goodie day at Catch the Bug and Bugaboo stamps. Today, however, we're doing something extra special. Bugaboo is hosting the Holiday/Special Occasion challenge over at CDAC! Head over there at 8AM to pick up this adorable Freebie "Mistletoe" to use in your Christmas inspired creation. You have until October 6th to get your entry uploaded and you can be in the running for four free images!
I decided to try my hand at one of these acetate boxes. I got the tutorial off of Splitcoast Stampers. I think this would be really fun filled with red and green M&M's but since I didn't have any handy, I thought the gold Werther's were a good substitute.


And a view from the side so you can see the candy:


I hope you'll join us over at the CDAC challenge, I'd love to see what you make with Mistletoe!
I promise, next Thursday we'll have our usual Oldie But Goodie day for you!
This is being entered into the Stampin Royalty challenge which is Anything But a Card and the Corrosive Challenge which is to use something you've had in your stash (the acetate)

More Watering Can

This is such a versatile image from Bugaboo. You can color it any number of colors, you can make it bright and cheery, holiday themed, autumn themed..whatever you want.
I used the sketch from One Stop Craft Challenge and am also entering this in the Secret Crafter challenge which is Anything Goes.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

More Itchy Dog

**Don't forget, there is still time to enter the Catch the Bug Challenge for OWH HERE.**
**Check out the NEW Bugaboo Monthly Club on the sidebar. You can get all those images for $20! HERE**
You know I love this Itchy Dog from Bugaboo. I'm not sure you can buy him, I think he was a freebie giveaway for one of Jodie's groups and if so, I hope you got him because he's adorable.
Usually I color his sweater in kind of an olive green but this time I used a dark brown, not just for variety, but because of the Critter Sketch Challenge which was "no color".
Critter Sketch Challenge-no color (use neutrals) but no black and white
Papertake Weekly Challenge-animal magic

Cute and Cuddly-No Problem

The challenge this week at Pollycraft is to make a card with a Cute and Cuddly image. Well, the challenge there is deciding WHICH cute and cuddly image I want to use. You know I have a ton of them from Bugaboo and this little puppy floating away on his balloon is just one of them. There is a whole line of Critter Balloon images that you can pick up at Bugaboo and believe me, each one would qualify you for the Pollycraft challenge this week.

A Snowman in a Snowstorm

I guess that's what is happening here with this card. The challenge this week at Incy Wincy is to make an all white card, except for the image. That seemed to suit a snowman card and you know I never turn down a chance to make a snowman card. :)
To add something to the "all white" I embossed my background with the Snow Dots folder and the criss cross pieces with Swiss Dots.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More Stella New Releases

It's Tuesday and that means it's NEW RELEASE day at Bugaboo Stamps. Woo hoo! You asked for it and Jodie has delivered with even MORE new Stellas. I've never worked for the IRS,but I am an accountant so I had to choose this Stella and her snarky comment about the IRS. Too funny. You can find more Stellas at Bugaboo.
I am entering this in the Spoonful of Sugar challenge this week which is Anything Goes.

A Kid's View of Fall

I know I say this about every single Bugaboo image but seriously, can these things be any cuter? I absolutely love the new line that Jodie released on Friday called A Kid's View Fall. This image, called Wheelbarrow Kids, is just one of many adorable images in this line. Go check them out, you'll want them all.
I used Scrappy's sketch from the Crafty Ho's Challenge for this card.

A Surprise Birthday

How cute is this baby bursting out of the present to wish you a happy birthday? Adorable, I know. You can get this cutie and several others like him at Bugaboo as part of the Birthday Baby line. This one, appropriately enough, is called Peek a Boo.
Speedy the Cat-OWH birthday card
Create for fun-sketch

Monday, September 20, 2010

Designed to Delight and OWH

Many digi artists and challenge blogs are sponsoring challenges to benefit OWH this week. Double Delight challenge is one of them. Usually, they challenge you to use the current freebie image from Faith at Designed to Delight, but this week for the challenge you can use any D2D image and make a card for OWH. I chose this adorable snowman:
Double Delight Challenge-d2d any card for military
Inspirational Card Sketches-sketch
Remember, if you play along with D2D, you still have to use the Scardy Cat image this week to get next week's freebie.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Special Challenge for OWH

Today is not a "normal" challenge day for Catch the Bug and Bugaboo Stamps. This week, Bugaboo is teaming up with Operation Write Home (OWH). OWH is an organization that collects handmade greeting cards and delivers them to soldiers overseas so they can write to their families back home. It really is a great organization and you can read more about it HERE.
So, what's the challenge you ask? Well, given the time of year, we're challenging you to make a holiday card. ANY kind of holiday card you would like and then, send it to OWH so a soldier's family can have the joy of hearing from their loved one on one of your gorgeous cards. You can find where to send your card, or cards, on the OWH website.
This is a card I made using one of my favorite Bugaboo Marshmallow Snowmen:
I hope you'll play along in the challenge and send some cards to OWH for our soldiers. Remember, no glitter or glitter glue on your cards because it easily transfers to the soldiers' uniforms and makes them an easy target at night. Other than that, create any kind of holiday card you would like and send it in! Easy peasy!

Friday, September 17, 2010

You Are Going to LOVE This

WOW. Jodie has really outdone herself with this adorable freebie today. Oh yeah, it's Friday so that means it's FREEBIE FRIDAY at Bugaboo Stamps. If you love this like I do, you'll want to head over to Bugaboo to pick up this cutie AND check out the rest of the images in this line.
This card works for the Stamp Something challenge this week because it's Digi Day!

Aww These Garden Cats

I am not a cat person. Not in real life anyway. They make my eyes itch and my nose run. But these Garden Cats from Bugaboo Stamps are totally non allergic and adorable...I LOVE them!
Creative Belli Blog-b themed embellishments
Picture Perfect Creations-bashful blue, espresso and pear green
ABC Challenge-D for distressing
Midnight Madness Sketch-sketch
Stampin Royalty-stitching

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Oldie but Goodie Day at Bugaboo

I know I always say Friday is my favorite day because of Freebie Friday at Bugaboo. Then again, I really like Tuesdays because those are New Release days at Bugaboo. BUT you know what else is fun? Thursdays Oldie but Goodie day at Bugaboo. I love seeing what the Bugaboo DT does with all those "old" forgotten images. Of course it just adds to my wishlist, but that's okay. Today I used a not-so-old image from the Fancy Sunbonnet Line. I love these little girls:
Go check out what the rest of the DT chose for their Oldie but Goodie projects this week over on the Catch the Bug Blog. You may find one or two things you need to add to YOUR wish list!
This fits the Daisy Doodles Challenge of using a digi image and only one embellishment and Stamping Vacation which is to not use any sparkle.

Again with Stella's Christmas List

This image cracks me up, just like all the other Stella images that Jodie creates at Bugaboo Stamps.
Crazy 4 Challenges-black red and kraft
Card Patterns-sketch
Moving Along with the Times-Christmas

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Back with an All-Time Favorite

You know that favorite sweater of yours? The one you can't wait to put on as soon as there is a little chill in the air because it is so warm and cozy, so familiar and comfortable? Do you have a favorite stamp that makes you feel somewhat similar to that? For me it's this Bugaboo image of Sean and his dog. I LOVE this image. I print it off and can't wait to color it. Can't wait to make another card with it. It's definitely my favorite.
Pollycraft-autumn colors
Incy Wincy-autumn colors-red yellow brown green orange
Speedy the Cat-autumn colors
All sorts-autumn colors
Crazy challenge-friendship
Cards for Men-male themed transportation
Sketch Saturday-sketch
Spoon Full of Sugar-autumn colors

Not Doing So Well With These

Okay, so I bragged in my last post that I'm closing in on one hundred Christmas cards. I am excited about that but in the meantime, I've found myself sadly lacking in cards that I need more of and that I need more often through the year and that is THANK YOU cards. Seriously, I have five. I think I'll start a THANK YOU tally on my sidebar next. Luckily these adorable little Sewing Bears from Bugaboo have come to my rescue.
Crafty Hos-green blue and yellow
Cute Card Thursday-play on words
Sketch and Stash-sketch
Paper Sundaes-three different embellies

Closing in on One Hundred

Yep, check out my sidebar over there with my Christmas Card tally. I am closing in on one hundred. WOO HOO! The latest addition is this card using Alison's Block Christmas Tree image from StretchNBubbles. You can get the whole set or just one or two of your favorites (though I don't know how you would choose!) at the store HERE.
Create for fun-red white and blue
Sparkle Creations Christmas Card-christmas trees
Lord Have Mercy-sketch
City Crafter-tree or books or both
Tuesday Throwdown-OWH Distressing

Thank you Sew Much

This adorable bear is this week's image from Designed to Delight. You know how the D2D challenge works, right? You pick up your free image on the first Friday of every month. Make something with that image and post it to the D2D blog and you get the next Friday's image for free. If you didn't get in on this on the first of September, you can always go to the store and get it for yourself, play along, and get next week's image for free!
Designed 2 Delight-sew bear
Double Delight Challenge-sewing and optional sketch
Sketches by Carly-sketch
Just Cute Bears-photo inspiration-peacock

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Witches Ride Swiffers..don't they? This is just one of the new Stellas being released at Bugaboo Stamps today because it's Tuesday and that means NEW RELEASE DAY! Woo hoo! Before you head over to Bugaboo to pick up your new Stellas, go check out what the rest of the Bugaboo DT did with Stella this week over at the Catch the Bug Blog.
This card works for the Crafty Creations challenge which is Transportation and Stamp Something which is Spots and Stripes.

A Back to School Bear

This is Jesse Bear from Bugaboo Stamps. He looks like he's dressed and ready for his first day of school and that's what this card is for...back to school.
Teddy Stampers-back to school and a bear
Stamp Something-spots and stripes
Daisy Doodle Stamps-digi image and only one embellie

Monday, September 13, 2010

Christmas Cards Meet the Cowgirls

This week at Cowgirl Up, the challenge is to make Christmas cards for soldiers. I combined that with this month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge which is to make non standard sized cards (I chose 4x4) and include crystals, pearls, gold or silver on each one. If you make five cards during the month, you get entered into the monthly prize drawing. So, I made five!
These three using StretchNBubbles' new Christmas Block images:
I hope you can see my pink crystals, pearls and red crystals on each of these. I had to remember not to use glitter since these are going to soldiers. I REALLY wanted to glitter Rudolph's nose!
These next ones I made with the Santa Baby image from the Digi Shack:
This one was made with the colors from this week's Colour Create Challenge which was to use red and gold and either white or cream. This is the "goldest" paper I could find.
This one was made with the Santa Baby image and the colors from the Pixie Dust Challenge which was to use black and white and one other color:
All of these cards are going in the mail today. Please play along at Cowgirl Up and send some cards to soldiers today!

Trying Something New

That's the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz. Well, this is my attempt at trying to fill in the background of my stamped image. I put in the sidewalk and the grass with my Copics and then tried to fill in what would be the sky by sponging my new blue distress ink in the background. Okay, obviously I need more practice but it was good to try something different than what I normally do which is color the image and leave the background completely white.
This is another Garden Cats image from Bugaboo. I also used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

How Do You Get Around?

This week the challenge at Crafty Creations is to use some form of transportation in your image. Well I immediately thought of Skye and her bike from Bugaboo Stamps.
Crafty Creations Challenge-transportation
Secret crafter-sketch
Simple doodles-spots/dots

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Merry Christmas Girl

This adorable image is from Bugaboo. There is a whole line of Christmas Kids stamps. Head over and check it out.
I used the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches .

What do you work for?

Would you work for chocolate? Apparently Ruby, from Bugaboo Stamps, will. Ruby would love to work in my office, we always have lots of chocolate candy on hand. I save it for the visitors because if I ate candy everyday at work, I would look more like Margaret than Ruby. :)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday-sketch
Color Throwdown-turquois melon pear and yellow

Saturday, September 11, 2010

It's Challenge Time Again

Do you play along with the Catch the Bug Challenge sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps? Do you know that you can win 7, 4 or 1 image of your choice if you are one of the three randomly selected winners? Did you know that you get TWO entries for every one card you create if you use a Bugaboo image? What are you waiting for? Get over there and play! The theme this week is A Stitch in Time..use stitching, buttons or pins AND be sure to use Fall colors. I used this Watering Can image for my card this week:
I hope you'll play along. If you need more inspiration, check out the rest of the DT's cards on the Catch the Bug Blog!
Other Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown-fall themed
Paper Play Challenges-autumn colors
Raise the Bar-orange brown and green

Would You Like Fries with That?

Have you seen the "A Kid's View" line of stamps from Bugaboo? They are, of course, adorable. There's a wide range of images so you're sure to find something that you love. Like this guy carrying his gigantic hamburger:
Cards for Men-long summer day
City Crafter-masculine card use blue/white/red/green any combo
Papertake Weekly Challenge-sketch

Friday, September 10, 2010

It's Freebie Friday

Hooray for Friday, the best day of the week, don't you think? It's always fun because it's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps. This week, Jodie has a couple of adorable freebies for you. I used the Sewing Bear image but there is also a Halloween image for you to check out as well.
Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Bugaboo DT has done with these images, you will not be disappointed. You can see all of their work on the Catch the Bug Blog HERE. This card works for the Just Cute Bears challenge which is Spots and Dots this week.

Purple Rain...Purple Snow

Or a purple snowman card. The challenge this week at Pollycraft was to make a Christmas card without using red or green. So I, once again, turned to my favorite marshmallow snowmen from Bugaboo:
Crafty Cardmakers-clean and simple
Critter Sketch Challenge-sketch
Pollycraft-christmas with no red or green
Bah Humbug-use favorite medium (digi images,Copics, embossing)

Are You a Bad Side Effect?

I don't know where Jodie comes up with these sentiments for her images. Does she KNOW people like this? Whatever her inspiration, she keeps me laughing, especially with Stella.
I used the sketch from the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. You can, of course, get Stella at Bugaboo. And coming later today are two fabulous Freebie Friday images.