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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A visit by the Fairy

In honor of International Fairy day I chose "Stella Tidbits - Fairy Visit".


My inside message is about missing a birthday.  So I think the sentiment on front is perfect.

Nothing special for instructions, very simple card to put together.

Supplies:
CTMH Fundamentals Cardstock in Lagoon
CTMH Brown Glitter Tape
CTMH Copper Foil Tape
CTMH sequins - copper
AG Minc Foil - Copper
Darice - Happy Birthday embossing folder

Challenges:
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #1725
Crafty Creations #344 - AG

Take a moment to browse the Bugaboo Stamp Store and check out all the amazing images.  

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Getting Old with Stella

Check out this great new release from the Bugaboo Store.  Here is Stella again giving her words of wisdom.

This patterned paper is "Prickly Pear" by CTMH.  I just love the colors in this paper pack.

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Craft Room Tissue Box Cover

I can't always think of things to make with stamps, other than cards or gift tags.  I don't do much scrapbooking these days.  So when I saw this image, I thought it would be perfect for my tissue box holder I had been planning to make.




I tried using my AG Minc with a glitter sheet, but it would not adhere to my toner, not sure why.  So I decided to upload the sentiment into DS and cut it out in glitter vinyl. This worked out perfect.

I used a heavy duty card stock for the base and then layers of purple and white.  This helps the box become a little sturdier.  I embossed the white layer so it wouldn't seem so plain.  I am loving the colors, my craft room is black and white, I think purple is a good pop of color.  Now if I could just buy the new Lilac Cricut Explore.

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It
Angies Digital Stamps Challenge #10

Happy Craftin!



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bingo with Catch a Bug

Today's challenge is a Bingo challenge.

I used distress, die/punch, and bugaboo image.  This is June's Newsletter image, you receive a free image with each month's newsletter.  So jump on over to the Bugaboo Stamp Store and sign up.


This card was shared in one of my Cricut Explore groups, I wish I knew who shared it so I could give her a shout out.  This is a side step card, I made a few changes, like using the window box image and adding the flower vine on the sign post, plus a little grass in front of the fence.  

You can't tell by the picture, but I cut out two windows and added a piece of acetate in the center so it looks like glass.  The curtains are behind the glass.  Nuvo Crystal drops in Bright Gold were used for the little screw heads on the signs.  

I used a "wood slat"embossing folder from CTMH to create the look of wood.  My other wood grain folders embossing was too large to work with these little pieces.  Next time, I think I'll do a little slicing to add a little dimension to the top of the window frame.  

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Challenges:
Bugaboo June Weekly Challenge - Bingo
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #150 - Flowers
Simon Says - Wed Challenge Blog - Emboss it

Happy Craftin! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Freebie Friday - Heartstrings

Today's card is the Freebie Friday image available at the Bugaboo Stamp Store.

The die cut "you" is an image available in DS.  I cut 3 white layers and glued them together to add dimension.  The stamped sentiment is from Honeybee "sentiment builder".  The background layer is Distress Oxide Ink in "Worn Lipstick".   I added a little sparkle to the wings with my Wink of Stella.


Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Challenges:

JW ScrapShack FFC#192 - Anything Goes with KennyK
Angies Digital Stamps Challenge #10 - Anything goes/no twist
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Touchy Feely


Happy Craftin!




Thursday, June 15, 2017

It's a Shell-e-bration!

I picked out this cute little mermaid to showcase on Bugaboo's Oldie but Goodie Thursday.  Partly because this was an image I won, during the big Birthday Bash last year, it is "Under the Sea Birthday Set".    You really need to take a look at all the wonderful images at the Bugaboo Stamp Store.

First I created a water background with my Distress Inks and watercolor paper.  The colors used here were Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio.

I cut a shell image from DS, the background of the shell is actually clear vellum, which I colored, by blending my Distress Inks onto it.  It looks like I bought it that way.  The ink blends really well onto the vellum.

The background is a circle image I created in SCAL 4, then uploaded into DS.  I added some sparkle to the bubbles with my Wink of Stella, clear.

I wrote my sentiment with my Explore, the font is Modern Calligraphy - Cigar Box Font.  I had to separate the letters and place them with the flow of the banner.

A few sequins for more bubbles and she was all done.

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  


Happy Craftin!





Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Humor Me Wednesday.

Here is an oldie but goodie from Bugaboo Stamps, "Frame It - Gus Golf".   I chose this image in honor of Father's Day, which is fast approaching.


I used chalks on the grass and sky in the background, then colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils.  This paper is from Graphic 45 "Good Ol' Sport" collection.   I picked this up at Tuesday Morning for a really good price.  Lately my TM hasn't had much paper to choose from, the word must be out.

Not much on instructions, the zig-zag is an image available in DS.  I don't have may dies with shapes, that's what I have my Cricut Explore for.  It's hard to see, but I added a little zig-zag impression along the edges.  These dies, don't cut, they only add stitching and other designs along your straight edges, you can find them at  Simon Says Stamp or My Favorite Things.  

Before you leave, take a moment to browse the Bugaboo Stamp Store and check out all the amazing images.  

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #303 - Father's Day
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #192 - Anything Goes

Happy Craftin!



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fast & Furious

Hi everyone, it's Saturday and this week the challenge at "Catch the Bug" is "Fast and Furious", which can be interpreted loosely, which of course I did.

Here is good ol' "Gus Bday Optional".  I saw him on the scooter and thought this old geeser thinks he is moving fast and furious.  Check out all the fabulous images at the Bugaboo Stamp Store.


I used my star dies, one inside the other to create the hollowed out stars.  As you can see it is quite a simple card, I used a sketch I found on Pinterest to get my creative juices flowing.

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday - Masculine
Simon Says Wed  - Masculine

Happy Craftin!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps - Freebie Friday

TGIF!  That means, you got it, a free stamp from Bugaboo.  If you want yours, jump on over to the Bugaboo Store and look for Friday (FF) Freebie  at the bottom of the page, or just click on my link.

This week Jodie is sharing one for the boys  "Gus Fish Whisperer".   This is a great image for all those Father's Day Cards you are working on, especially if you have a fisherman or a want a be fisherman in the family.

Did you notice the white boots?  Well, down here in Louisiana, we call them shrimp boots, it is actually hard to find boots in other colors.  Why white, I have no idea, I just know all the men down here who own boots, own white ones.  Our license plate reads "Sportsman's Paradise", it's only paradise in the winter, why they would want to get out in a boat and fish in the summer, is beyond my understanding.  You will have baked fish before you get back to the dock.

Don't worry, if you ever miss out on a freebie and really want it, they are always available in the store.

Take a moment to browse the Bugaboo Stamp Store and check out all the amazing images.  

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Challenges:
Simon Says  Monday Challenge- Masculine
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Masculine

Happy Craftin!




Thursday, June 8, 2017

Catch the Bug - Oldie But Goodie

Hi everyone, it's Thursday, you know what that means, let's pull out some of those images you have had for ages and haven't used in awhile.

For my oldie but goodie, I am featuring one of my favorite characters "Gus TidBits - Drink & Drive".  Gus is just hilarious.


I just have to give this to my Dad, every time someone spills a beer, he yells "alcohol abuse".  

If you need some insiration, check out all those card sketches available at Pinterest.  I find it a lot easier to start wth a vision and since I can't work without something to start my brain, I always use a sketch.

I really love how that green and brown work together, blue and brown is also a good combo, especially for a man.

I used my chalks and a cotton ball to add a little color to the back ground.  I did it before coloring the image, but I have done it after.  Qtips work for this too.

Be sure to visit the Bugaboo Stamp Store, on Tuesday's you can get the new releases for 50% off and there is always a freebie on Friday's.  

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  
Happy Craftin!








Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Catch the Bug - Humor Me

Today is Wednesday and it is time to tickle the funny bone.  So I chose to honer  National Rose' Day (that's Rose' wine).  Bugaboo has the perfect image,  Bugaboo Stamps "Glass of Wine a Day" .


You could have this big glass of wine after a really long day.  I realize at first glance this card isn't really humorous, but the message inside says it all.  



I tried a different card stock this time, I have some Spectrum Noir smooth, I purchased for markers.  It works pretty good with pencils too, but I think I'll save it for  markers, the Georgia Pacific Card Stock from Wal-Mart has been working just fine and it is less expensive.

I would love to know what papers you are using when coloring with your Prismacolors, just leave me a note below.

Coloring glasses are really challenging if you are novice artist like me, I used a very light warm gray, I think it was 30%, and only colored where I thought there might be a shadow and blended it out.  I was happy with the results.  A simple sketch and a cute image always make great little cards.

Be sure to visit the Bugaboo Stamp Store, on Tuesday's you can get the new releases for 50% off and there is always a freebie on Friday's.  

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  
Happy Craftin!





Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Let's hit the Beach

It's Tuesday and that means the Bugaboo Stamp Store has some new releases.  This little Knobby Knee gal is one of them,  you can get yours here.    They are 50% all week, so now is the time to pick yours up.




Since she is in a bathing suit and her shades on her head I have her at the beach,  I would have colored in a palm tree if I had one.  I used an old make up brush to add the background color, which allows me a little more control in small places. and a stipple brush to make the sand have a little dimension.

You can't tell in the picture, but I add Glossy Accents to her sunglasses to make them look shiny.

I found the perfect paper in my stash, "Paradise Beach" by Echo Park.  I love the blue and orange together.  I also found some glitter dots I had stashed away that worked perfectly.

Take a moment to browse the Bugaboo Stamp Store and check out all the amazing images.  

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Sketch Saturday #466
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#191 - Anything Goes 

Happy Craftin!


Monday, June 5, 2017

Catch the Bug - Anything but a Card

It's Monday and time to make something other than a card.  Last year, Christmas rolled around and I was caught with a shortage of tags and cards.  So I am starting them now.

I chose "Rudolph with Presents" from the Bugaboo Stamp Store.


I actually double layer my tags so I uploaded the image into DS and flattened it on the tag.  I sliced an oval out of the top layer  so my image was in the window.  The oval I used to slice, I duplicated it and the used the two ovals to make the frame.  Ovals have to be eyeballed, it seems with you duplicate an oval in DS and then change the dimensions, it doesn't make it even all the way around.  I wish DS had a shadow feature, like Sure Cuts A Lot, it makes creating exact duplicates a little larger so easy.

I don't have any glitter dots laying around so I used my Nuvo drops in Bright Gold.

One down, 20 more to go.  

Be sure to visit the Bugaboo Stamp Store, on Tuesday's you can get the new releases for 50% off and there is always a freebie on Friday's.  

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!




Sunday, June 4, 2017

Stella Says Sketch

It's the first Sunday in the month of June, that means, Stella has a new sketch.  I have a birthday coming up so I chose to use "Gus Tidbits - Drink & Drive" from Bugaboo Stamps.

If you haven't visited the store, you are missing out on some amazing images.  Especially if you would like to create some really hilarious cards for family and friends.  Everyone I give them to, really gets a kick out of them, and they bring a smile to their face.  What's better than that?


The zig-zagimages are in Design Space, the enamel dots are Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony.

Be sure to visit the Bugaboo Stamp Store, new release images are available on Tuesdays are 50% off and there is a free image every Friday.  Check out the challenges at Catch the Bug Challenges, there is a new challenge and inspiration everyday.  If you join the fun you have a chance of winning some free images.  

Challenges:

Happy Craftin!





Saturday, June 3, 2017

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

I am excited to say I am part of Bugaboo's Design Team for the next two months.

Todays card is featuring one of my favorite images "Mini set - Cat blocks".  There are a total of 6 blocks, but for this card I only used three.  I printed the images and then cut them with scissors.  



I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils and added some enamel dots with my Nuvo Crystal Drops.  The sentiment was written by my Cricut Explore using "Kickball font".

Challenges:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Anything Goes - Wednesday Challenge

Be sure to visit the "Bugaboo Digital Stamps"  Store and get you some of these wonderful stamps.   


Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!