Saturday, May 28, 2011

Challenge Time!

Time for another Bugaboo/Catch the Bug Challenge. Did you play along in last week's Graduation challenge? I hope so and I hope you're ready for today's challenge which is to make a card with BRIGHT colors and Flower Soft. That's right, this week the Bugaboo team got to use this great product on our projects. It can be used for so much more than just flowers so don't let the name limit you. If you DO use Flower Soft on your project, you can win even more prizes!

Yep, that's Flower Soft on the basketball. Makes it look like a Nerf ball, right? :)
I hope you'll play along. If you need more inspiration, head over to the Catch the Bug Blog to see what the rest of the Bugaboo DT did for today. That's also where you'll link up your challenge entry. Can't wait to see what you make!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Freebie Friday

Welcome to Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps! Today Jodie is offering this funny flamingo, all ready for summer.
Sorry for the blurry picture. I changed the settings on my camera to take graduation pics last weekend and I thought I put them back to where they were but I could NOT get this picture to not be blurry. I'm working on it and hope to have it sorted out (meaning my kids or my husband will fix it for me!) soon. :)
Head over to the new and improved Bugaboo store to get this freebie and see the rest of the adorable images that go with this set.
All Sorts: Photo Inspiration beach theme
Pixie Dust: tooty fruity
Moving Along with the Times: holiday
Spoonful of Sugar-Things with Wings
The Paper Variety-tooty fruity

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oldie but Goodie Day

I've been on the Bugaboo DT now for about 9 months so I thought I was familiar with all the images Jodie had to offer. NOPE! Somehow this adorable line of mice got past me, including this guy that just makes me laugh when I look at him:
So what images are out there that you might love but you don't know about yet? Well, head over to the Catch the Bug Blog and see what the Bugaboo DT wants to show you today. You might find your new favorite image.
Cute Card Thursday-Sketch
Digi Doodle Shop-Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges-something funny

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Deacon Takes a Break

Don't you just love the Ava and Deacon line of images from Bugaboo Stamps? I know I do and if you read this blog much at all you know I do too! Today, I took Deacon and put him with one of Jodie's accessories images, this bench. You can use these accessories for so many Bugaboo images and all of a sudden you have a brand new image. Don't you just LOVE digital stamps for that reason?? I know I do.
Picture Perfect Creations-olive espresso and smokey blue
Cards for Men-guyish and no designer paper
Crafty Cardmakers-embossing
Kaboodle Doodles-distress rip tear crumple
Simply create challenges-special day
CES-embellish it
Digital Tuesday Challenge-add texture

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Challenge Time

Are you ready for another Bugaboo Challenge? We have a challenge today that is totally appropriate for this time of year. The theme is : Celebrations or Graduations. I chose the Graduation theme because my daughter graduates 8th grade today. She is so excited and is really looking forward to high school. This has been a fun week of "last times", you know...this is the last Tuesday you'll drop me off here, this is the last time I'm buying lunch, etc. It's exciting and a little bit sad at the same time. I'm hoping to make it through the ceremony without getting TOO teary eyed. Not that I'm going to miss the school, my son still has one year to go, but more because of the sentimentality of the fact that this era of my daughter's life is over...time just passes too quickly and that makes me a bit emotional! :) ANYWAY...on to my card:
Isn't this a cute owl Jodie created in a graduation theme? I had to put some pink in my card or Katie would be disappointed. :)
I hope you'll play along with our challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Golf Anyone?

Have you seen the A Kids' View line of images from Bugaboo? If not, you should go check them out. There are so many to choose from and one is cuter than the next. Today, Jodie is giving away this image for free, AKV Golf:
I used a "celebrate" stamp because I'm thinking of using this card as a Father's Day card for my dad. He loves golf though I don't think he dresses like this when he plays!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Oldie but Goodie Day

Welcome to another Thursday Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo Stamps. In case you're not familiar with what OBG day is, it's when the Bugaboo DT members pull out some of their "older" images to make their cards. The purpose is to remind you of some images that you may have missed when they were first released. Here is a classic from the Bugaboo Brats line:
Head over to the Catch the Bug Blog to see what the rest of the Bugaboo DT wants to show you today. Then head to the store to pick up your new favorites.
Lollipop Crafts- Thanks teacher
Lexi's Creations-spots and stripes
City Crafter-spots and stripes

Christmas Presents

Are you still working on your Christmas Cards? I hope'll be glad when December rolls around and you have a nice little stash of cards to choose from. If you haven't started yet, it's not too late. Bugaboo has TONS of winter and holiday themed images to inspire your Christmas Card creating.
Winter Wonderland-Christmas Presents

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

So Sad You're Sick

Have you seen the adorable Occupation Bears from Bugaboo Stamps? There are all kinds of adorable bears representing many different occupations including this super cute Nurse Bear. I think he/she makes a good Get Well Card:
All Sorts-Teddy Bear picnic
Speedy the Cat-Monochrome Blues
Crafty Calendar-teddy bears
Crafty Cardmakers-embossing

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nice Catch!

It's been a long time since I've been able to show you a New Release or a Freebie Friday image from Jodie. Most of the Bugaboo cards I've shown you over the last two months were ones I worked on way in advance and thank goodness I did because my bout of dizziness lasted over two months and is now at the point where I can focus and craft on a regular basis and let me tell you, I've missed it.'s New Release is this adorable baseball image:
Crafty Cardmakers: embossing
Stamp Something-anything goes
Spoonful of Sugar-anything goes

Monday, May 16, 2011

Deacon's Birthday

You can never have too many birthday cards, right? This is one of those cards that can be for a boy or a girl so it's useful to have in your stash. :) This is from the Ava and Deacon line at Bugaboo.
Crazy 4 Challenges-chocolate food item
Easy Craft Projects-pastel colors
Paper Sundaes-birthday
Stamp Scrap and Doodle-old supplies(I've had this paper for waaay over a year :) )

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Challenge Time!

Time for another challenge at Catch the Bug and Bugaboo Stamps. We had tons of entries last week for our Anything Goes challenge. I hope that you were one of the lucky winners. This week the challenge is another fun one. Make your creation and be sure to include both STRIPES and DOTS. I used this Scarlette image and some of my favorite papers from my stash:
Head over to the Catch the Bug Blog to see what the rest of the DT did with this challenge. Make something stripey and dotty and link it up for your chance to win free Bugaboo images! Can't wait to see what you create.
Prairie Fairy Fridays-For the girls

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Baby

Just when you thought that Bugaboo images could NOT get any cuter, Jodie pops up with this adorable new AKV Babies set. This is just one of the many adorable options in that set:
Head over to the NEW IMPROVED Bugaboo Store and check out the sale that is going on throughout May. Good time to stock up on all the Bugaboos you want.
Crafty Calendar (monthly)-teddy bears
Tuesday Throwdown-use die cuts-bugaboo sponsored
Papertake Weekly Challenge-use punches
The Crazy Challenge-anything goes
CES-fave color combo (who doesn't love pink and brown??)

A Very Itchy Christmas

If you've read my blog at all you know that I absolutely LOVE this Itchy Dog from Jodie at Bugaboo Stamps. I don't know what it is about this dog that just makes me smile every time I see him. He is just TOO cute. Today I used him as my non-traditional Christmas image in this card:
Sparkle Creations Christmas Cards-Non traditional Christmas image
Cute Card Thursday-Distressing (distress ink)
Winter Wonderland-Traditional Christmas colors

Oldie but Goodie Day

Ahh of the newest members of the Bugaboo family. I chose to use him today for my Oldie But Goodie card, in case you missed him when he was first released. Here he is ready to catch some bugs!
Head over to the Catch the Bug Blog to see what the rest of the Bugaboo DT wants to show you today. Then head to the Bugaboo store and stock up on your new favorites.
Kaboodle Doodles-lots of layers
Crafty Creations Challenge-anything goes
Pollycraft-male themed
Creative Belli Blog-letter s: spots stripes etc
Cards for Men-someone special -GUY
Secret crafter-use your stash (buttons/paper)
Paper Play Challenges-celebrate summer
Moving Along with the times-two Bs (bugs, boy, Bugaboo)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Part 2

This weekend I showed you the card I gave my mom for Mother's Day. Today I'm showing you the card my husband will be giving his mom. She's currently on vacation in Spain so we won't see her till this weekend. I notice that when she looks through my cards, she tends to like the ones that are simpler with fewer embellies so that's what I went with for her card:
Speedy the Cat-no embellies
Papertake Weekly Challenge-anything goes
Stamp Something-digi

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Have you checked out the A Kids' View line of images from Bugaboo? There are so many cute images there that can be used for so many different occasions.
Crafty Creations Challenge-anniversary
Little Red Wagon-bicycles
The Crazy Challenge-cards for men
Cards for Men-cicrles and for a guy
Lexi's Creations-friendship

A Chocolate-y Birthday

Yes, I know it's Mother's Day and I hope all of the mothers reading this are having a wonderful day. I'm switching gears and going the birthday route with this card:
Moving Along with the times-cake
Cute Card Thursday-chocolate theme
Kaboodle Doodles-embellies with B
Crafty Ann's-happy birthday

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Challenge Time!

Welcome to the Bugaboo Saturday Challenge. Since it's the first Saturday of the month, the challenge is an ANYTHING GOES challenge. That's right. Make whatever you want and link it up on the Catch the Bug Blog and you could win 7,4 or 2 images of your choice from the Bugaboo Store!

I'm trying to keep my Christmas card making going so today I used this adorable snowman:
I hope you'll join in the challenge. Make something and link it up at the Catch the Bug Blog-I can't wait to see what you create.

Mother's Day Part 1

I love this image from Jodie at Bugaboo Stamps. It's one of the new additions to the Brat collection combined with the swing from the accessories and backgrounds collection:
I'm giving this to my mom for Mother's Day tomorrow. I think she'll like the cute cute girl and I know she'll like all the flowers.
There She Goes Challenge-3 d flowers
Raise the Bar-3 patterned papers and flowers
Paper Sundaes-fave hair color
Tuesday Throwdown-mother's day
ABC Challenge-T for two or more images
Crazy 4 Challenges-lots of flowers

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Oldie but Goodie Day

Another Thursday, another Oldie But Goodie day at Bugaboo Stamps. Even though it's May, it's still okay to pull out your snowman/winter themed images and make a card. When December rolls around, you'll be happy that you have your Christmas cards already made!
Today for OBG day, I used Eggbert. He's a cutie:
Head over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what the rest of the Bugaboo DT wants to show you today. You might see something you forgot you needed!
Winter Wonderland-fun in the snow
ABC Christmas Challenge-indigo ice christmas theme
Paper Play Challenges-show your style (cute, embossing,buttons,fun paper and a Bugaboo image pretty much describes every card I make!)
Digi Doodles Challenge-sketch
Spoonful of Sugar-White and one color

Monday, May 2, 2011

It's ABC Monday

ABC Monday is Anything But a Card Monday at Bugaboo Stamps and Catch the Bug. Today it's my turn to show you something other than a card that you can make with Bugaboo Stamps. I chose this awesome Accordian File Purse from a tutorial by Maria Bell. You can find her blog HERE
I chose one of Jodie's awesome and versatile flower block images. Here's a closer view:
Thanks for taking a look. Don't forget about the NEW BUGABOO store. Check it out, you won't be sorry.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The New Bugaboo Store

Jodi has worked so hard to get the new store up and running. She has worked many late nights to get this done and She Did it!!! We now present the new and improved new Bugaboo Store! Before you run to check it out we have some important info to share with you!

The link to the new store link is !

Please note this will change back to the Bugaboo address in a few days we will alert you when this happens and remind you to change your links. We apologize for this minor inconvenience but trust me with the new store it is worth it!

First off for the month of May everything is 50 % off! So now is a great time to stock up. With the grand re-opening of the store we are offering up some wonderful prize packages for our loyal followers! You could be the winner of a $10 Gift Certificate, a $20 Gift Certificate, or you could be the lucky winner who gets 7 free images every month for the rest of 2011! That means you could be one of the lucky 8 winners!

To add to the excitement Jodie had just told me that every order placed in May will have their name placed in the pot for a chance to win one of five $20 gift certificates that she will be giving away at the end of the month!

Help us spread the word that Bugaboo has a new store and a new look. After posting the news on your blog please add your name at the Catch the Bug Blog for a chance to win some great prizes!