Monday, October 31, 2011

Craft Your Passion

Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the Craft Your Passion challenge today and today's challenge is a fun one. It's Bingo! You can view the Bingo card over at the CYP blog and then you choose which three items on the card you want to use on your card. I chose "Sentiment" "Free Space" and "buttons" and I used this image from the Margaret Calendar Months collection:
Come and Get It: Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts: Anything Goes

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Photo Inspiration Challenge

Welcome to another Saturday challenge at Bugaboo Stamps and Catch the Bug. Today's challenge is a photo inspiration challenge:

I used another Chubby Ghost:
What inspires you about this photo? Do you have ideas running around in your head already? Well go get those ideas turned into a card or other paper project and enter it in the Catch the Bug Challenge to be in the running for the great prizes.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Holy Cow

Hey! It's FREEBIE FRIDAY at Bugaboo Stamps and today you can get this adorable HOLY COW image
Isn't she cute? If you like her, you'll love the rest of the set...go check it out at the Bugaboo Store.
AND...while you're at the Bugaboo store, you should take advantage of Jodie's 50% off sale on all Halloween/fall themed images!
Aud Sentiments: Make us Laugh
Crafty Purple Frog: Sparkle
Digi Doodle Shop: Anything Goes
Forever Friends: Include an animal
Hanna and Friends: Glitter
Little Miss Muffet: Clouds
Paper Crafting Journey: Use a Digi

Thursday, October 27, 2011

October Baseball

Happy Thursday to you. I can't believe it's the end of October already. Even though October is almost over, there is still some baseball going on so I thought I would show you a card I made with this adorable baseball from Bugaboo Stamps:
He's cute, right? Well, you can get him and the rest of the set at the Bugaboo store and if you're looking for more inspiration, head over to the Catch the Bug Blog and see what the rest of the DT wants to show you on this Oldie But Goodie Thursday.
Digi Doodle Shop-Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz-Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey-Use a Digi
Art Impressions Stamps-Card for young boy

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Release Day at Bugaboo

Today's new release is a departure from Jodie's usual style but I think you'll agree that this is fabulous too.
Check out the store a little later on today to see the whole set.
Inspire Me Friday-Anything goes (always)
Wags N Whiskers-fall colors
Wee Memories-Free for all

Flashback Friday

I stumbled across this challenge called Flashback Friday. The challenge this week is post the first tag you ever made. I don't know if this is the first tag I actually made, but it's the first one I posted to my blog...on July 9, 2009:
ACK! Oh well, that's part of the fun, look back and think that we've (hopefully) gotten a little better at this paper crafting thing. :)
Do you have an old tag you'd like to show off this week? Repost it to your blog and link it up to the challenge to be in the running for fabulous prizes!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Homecoming Challenge

Today's challenge at Catch the Bug is "Homecoming Dance" what does that mean, you ask? Well, don't worry. It only means that you have to make a card using your school colors. Phew. My high school colors were red, white and blue and my college colors were blue and white. So, I left out the red and went with blue and white which freed me up to make a snowman card (yay!)
Think back to what your school colors were and make a card to enter into our challenge. Can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Greeting Farm Challenge

Today the Bugaboo team gets to play along with The Greeting Farm in their challenge. The challenge is to CASE this card:

You can choose to use the colors, the theme, the sketch or whatever it is you see in this card that you want to copy. I chose the colors and sort of the layout:
You do have to use a Greeting Farm image to play along so go pick one up and play! I used Wild Sprout Dressy Ebony. You could win awesome images from Bugaboo and The Greeting Farm!
The Greeting Farm: CASE the card
Pixie Dust-Birthday
Shelly's Images-Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz-embossing

Fussy Fancy Challenge

Today, Bugaboo is sponsoring the Fussy Fancy challenge! That's right. Play along in today's FF challenge and you can win your choice of some fabulous new Bugaboo images. The challenge today is THREE B's-Black, Border punch and Bling. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to use one of Jodie's new Make It Snappy images...Stella Witch:
I love these new Make it Snappy images. If you play along in the Fussy Fancy challenge, you could win your choice of free Bugaboo images! I hope you'll join us!
Fussy Fancy Friday Challenges-Black, Bling and Border Punch
CRAFT Challenge-autumn or fall
CCEE Stampers-autumn or fall
Delightful Challenges-Halloween

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Flower Blocks

Have you seen the Flower Block images from Bugaboo stamps? They are great images to have to make a simple card for any occasion. Today I used "Violet" and some new papers I got at Archivers:)
You can find this and the other Flower Block images at the store. And if you're looking for new items to add to your wish list, head over to the Catch the Bug Blog and see what the rest of the Bugaboo DT did on this Oldie But Goodie Thursday.
Charisma Cardz-embossing
Little Miss Muffet-Girly Girl

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New JJs are Here

It's NEW RELEASE day at Bugaboo Stamps! Today, Jodie is releasing new JJ images with a sassy, holiday theme.
Head over to the store to see the whole collection!
Ooh La La Creations: Let it Snow
Pollycraft: Girls girls girls
Christmas Inspirations: Die cuts or punches
Crafting When We Can: Christmas

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stamptacular Challenge

Today I have the pleasure of playing along with the Stamptacular design team for their challenge. Today's challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo so you can play along for the chance to win some fabulous new Bugaboo images.
The challenge at Stamptacular is to try something new. I know I tend to get in cardmaking ruts, using the same layouts, embellies, etc. so this challenge forced me to learn something new. I decided to try making a double z fold card using the Bugaboo Thanksgiving Bobblehead Scarecrow image:
Here's what the card looks like open:
I hope you'll join the Stamptacular team and try something new this week!
Card Cupids- use orange
Gingerloft-Halloween or Fall
Kenny Ks-Autumn colors
Pile it On-Fall is for Fun
Paper Sundaes- Halloween or Fall

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Animal Antics Challenge

Welcome to another Saturday challenge at Bugaboo Stamps. Today's challenge is "Animal Antics" pretty easy, right? Just have an animal on your card. Today I used this adorable bear from the Balloon Critters set:
Now it's your turn. Make a card with an animal and enter it in our challenge. You can win great prizes!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thanks a Latte

Have you seen the coffee images from Bugaboo? If you have coffee lovers in your life, or you are one yourself, you're going to want to pick these guys up. They are all awesome, including this one:
Head over to the Catch the Bug blog to see what the rest of the DT wants to show you on this Oldie But Goodie Thursday.
Whimsy Stamps: Die Cuts or punches
Die Cutin Divas: desserts
SweetStamps Blog: clean and simple

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge

Today, some of the Bugaboo team gets to play along with the ABC Christmas Challenge team in their challenge. Today's challenge is U for unused stash:
You guessed it, my unused stash is this ribbon. I love ribbon, I guess I just hoard it because I have much more than you see in the picture. thing at a time. Today I broke into my ribbon stash and made this card using a Bugaboo image called Knobby Knees Christmas Sack:
Since Bugaboo is sponsoring the ABC Christmas challenge, you could win FREE Bugaboo images just for making something Christmas-y with something from your stash. I hope you'll play along.
ABC Christmas-U for unused stash
Tip Top Tuesday-use designer paper

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Release Day

I don't know about you but I LOVE the new Make it Snappy images from Jodie at Bugaboo stamps. I mean, they are all super cute like all Bugaboos and they make card making a breeze (or a snap!) Today, Jodie is release NINE more of these guys, including this adorable Merry Christmoose:
Head over to the store to see the rest. You're going to want them all!
Crafty Cardmakers: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me: use a digi
Totally Papercrafts: use an animal
Crafty boots: zoo or animal
Raise the Bar: furry Friends

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Trick or Treat ABC Challenge

Hi there, welcome to another Saturday Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps and Catch the Bug. Today's challenge is to make a Trick or Treat themed ABC (Anything but a card). I chose to make this treatbag using the Chubby Ghost with Spiders image:
Here's a side view so you can actually see that it is a bag:
Now it's your turn. Go make a Trick or Treat themed ABC and post it to the Catch the Bug blog to be in the running for prizes this week! Can't wait to see what you make.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Freebie Friday

If Friday is not already your favorite day of the week, Jodie at Bugaboo Stamps gives you one more reason why it should be....FREEBIE FRIDAY! Yep, that's right. Jodie gives away one of her awesome images every single Friday and today is no exception. Today you can get this adorable Wizard Boy from the Kidlets collection:
Head over to the Catch the Bug Blog to pick this guy up for yourself, then head to the store to see the rest of the set.
CRAFT-bright colors
Playdate Cafe: color combo
Southern Girls Challenge: something for boys

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Always a Favorite

It's been awhile since I've made anything with my all-time favorite Bugaboo character, Sean. I love this little guy and this image with him and his slingshot is just TOO CUTE for words.
Since it's Thursday, that means you can head over to the Catch the Bug blog and see what the rest of the Bugaboo DT wants to show you today. You're sure to find some new favorites.
Crafts and Me Challenge- Use a digi
Divas by Design-use buttons
Ruby's Rainbow-for a boy

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Today, Jodie is releasing some new images that are a departure from her usual cute and cuddly kids and animals but, believe me, you're going to love these just as much. Today, you can check out these awesome Silhouettes, including this one that's just in time for Halloween:
Head over to the store to see the rest of the new releases. You're going to love them!
Sisterhood of Crafters-Silhouettes
Little Darlings Challenges-Halloween

IC Sketches

Today, Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the IC Sketches challenge. I got to play along with the ICS DT and used one of Jodie's super cute Snowman images:
Go check out the ICS challenge and play along. You could win fabulous Bugaboo images to add to your collection.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Saturday. Since it's the first Saturday of the month, that means it's the Bugaboo/Catch the Bug ANYTHING GOES challenge. Hooray! Today I used the always adorable DEACON. This time he's on his swing with his teddy bear:
I hope you'll all join in and post your lovely creations to be in the running for the prizes this week.