Saturday, April 30, 2011

Challenge Time!

Welcome to the Bugaboo Saturday challenge. Today's challenge is to use pastels and flowers. Easy peasy, right? I used one of my favorite Garden Cat images for today's challenge:
I hope you'll join in the challenge. You could win 7,4 or 2 images of your choice from the Bugaboo store. Post your entry over on the Catch the Bug Blog. Can't wait to see what you create.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oldie But Goodie Day

Wow, I can't believe it's the end of April already. Where is the year going? Pretty soon the kids will be out of school. Too fast!!

Anyway, since it's Thursday it's time for Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo Stamps. Today I'm showing you something from the Clown Number collection:


Talk about time going so fast, this card is for my little niece's birthday. I can't BELIEVE she is seven already. Wow.

Go check out the Catch the Bug Blog to see what the rest of the DT wants to show you today. Then head over to the Bugaboo Store to get all the new images you need! :)


Digi Doodles Challenge-anything goes
Moving Along with the times-anything goes
Pollycraft-fun and games
CES-spring colors/image

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April Showers Bring You Prizes

Oh, they bring May flowers but really this week they DO bring you prizes because the Bugaboo challenge is "April Showers" and if you play along, you can win SEVEN, FOUR or TWO Bugaboo images of your choice so see, April Showers really DO bring you prizes:


Play along with us and link up your entry at the Catch the Bug Blog.

Since the theme of April Showers seems to be popular this week, I've entered my card into these challenges as well:

Friday, April 22, 2011

On the Road to Recovery

Good Morning everyone. You may have noticed that things have been pretty quiet around here lately. I know it's not like me to go days without making cards and posting them to show you. Don't even get me started on the very SMALL number of challenges I've entered over the last seven weeks. Hopefully, all of that is going to change. You see, about seven weeks ago I suffered an attack of vertigo completely out of the blue that knocked me on my butt. I literally could not get out of bed for three days. Luckily it has gotten much better but the dizziness has not left me. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but let me tell you, when you're dizzy, it's very hard to look at your computer screen, read, or look down to color images. I said earlier that hopefully, this is about to change and the reason for that is that yesterday I went to a physical therapist for what is called Vestibular Therapy. It sounds very "hocus pocus" but apparently there are these little crystals in the fluid inside your inner ear that help your brain keep you balanced. Sometimes these crystals travel outside of where they're normally supposed to be and confuse your brain which causes the veritgo. So, I went to the PT yesterday and she moved me in different directions to try to get the crystals back where they belong. I know, I said it sounded "hocus pocus" but really, this is an actual documented procedure and I was at an actual hospital rehab center! The good thing is, it WORKED to some extent. I can now look to my left without being overcome by a wave of dizziness. I haven't been able to do that in seven weeks. So, I have exercises to do on my own and I have another appointment for therapy next week, if I need it. I'm hoping the dizziness will completely go away as I do the exercises. I am totally appreciating the non dizzy hours I am currently having. Hopefully those hours turn into days and this whole thing can soon be a thing of the past.
Sorry for this long post, but I felt like I should explain why it seemed like I dropped off the face of the earth...or at least the face of the card making blog world. :) I'm hoping to feel good enough to make some cards next week. All these cards that you've seen on my blog over the last seven weeks are ones I've done for my Bugaboo team and luckily I worked ahead and pre posted them in blogger. Otherwise, I'm not really sure what you would have seen here. A whole lotta nothing I'm thinking.
So, on to my card. You know that Jodie, the awesome creator behind Bugaboo Stamps, is taking a break from creating this month to get her new store in order. So instead of whole new sets being available two times per week, Jodie is giving away single images two times per week. Here is today's:
Thanks for sticking with me through the whole post. Hopefully I can kick this thing for good and get back to participating in challenges and visting all of your blogs!
Digital Tuesday-Pretty punches

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Oldie but Goodie Day

Do you love the Bugaboo Brats line as much as I do? These kids are just SO cute, I can't get enough of them. My youngest son turned 13 a few weeks ago and this is the card we gave him (he's totally into football):

Go check out the Catch the Bug Blog to see what the rest of the DT wants to show you today. Then head over to the Bugaboo Store to pick up what you've been missing, including more Bugaboo Brats!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bugaboo's Easter Challenge

Wow, I can't believe Easter is right around the corner, can you? In case you haven't finished up your Easter greeting cards, Bugaboo is giving you one more little push. The challenge this week is to make an Easter themed card. Perfect, right? I used this adorable little bunny:
Check out the Catch the Bug Blog to get some more inspiration and to link up your card. You could win FREE Bugaboo images!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Oldie but Goodie Day

Hello and welcome to Thursday. You know that Thursdays around here mean Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo Stamps and the Catch the Bug Blog. Head over to the Catch the Bug Blog to see what the rest of the DT wants to show you today. There's probably a really awesome image that you missed the first time around or just plain forgot this Jesse Bear. How cute is he?


Spoon Full of Sugar-ANIMALS/PETS

Kaboodle Doodles-cute and cuddly animals

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Challenge Time

Time for another Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps and Catch the Bug. Today the challenge is to make a card with at least FOUR layers. Don't panic! It's really not as hard as it sounds! I chose this adorable Deacon image:
Give it a try, and then link up your creation at the Catch the Bug Blog to be in the running for the prizes! You could win 7, 4 or 2 images of your choice.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Oldie but Goodie Day

Wow Thursday really comes around quickly, doesn't it? Time for another Oldie But Goodie day at Bugaboo Stamps. Today I chose something from the Garden Cats line. This is one of my favorite lines that Jodie offers:
Check out the Catch the Bug blog to see what the rest of the DT wants to show you and then stop by the Bugaboo Store to pick up some new images for yourself.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How to Make a Paper Bow

Hi and welcome to Tutorial Wednesday at Bugaboo Stamps and Catch the Bug. Today I'm going to show you something fun and easy to do with those paper scraps. You can make a really cute paper bow embellishment:
You will need:
Scrap paper
sticky tape
Crop-a-dial or other hole puncher
a brad
Prima flower (optional)
1. Cut scrap paper into strips as follows:
1 inch wide and 6.5 inches long (4)
1 inch wide and 5.5 inches long (2)
2. Apply adhesive to one edge of the back side of each strip and form strips into circles
They should all look like this:
3. Apply a small piece of sticky tape to the inside center of each circle
4. Remove sticky tape cover and press top of circle down to adhere to sticky tape being careful not to crease the rounded edges
5. Stack up all of the pieces and punch a hole through the middle with your Crop-a-dile or other hole punch
6. Arrange your pieces in a bow pattern (you can see an extra hole here, you only need one but mine was off center so I had to make another one!)
7. Feed the brad through the flower and through the holes on all the bow pieces
8. Secure brad and rearrange pieces if needed. You're now ready to use your new bow as a fun embellishment
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a paper bow. Now you have a way to use up all of those paper scraps!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bugaboo Anything Goes Challenge!

Hooray, it's time for the Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! Make whatever you want and link it up at our challenge. You don't have to use a Bugaboo image but if you DO, you're eligible for the GRAND PRIZE of seven Bugaboo images. Today I used this adorable Sean image:
Isn't he a cutie? Okay, it's your turn. Link up your creation at the Catch the Bug Blog to be in the running for the prizes!