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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Inlaid background scene with Cricut Explore & Dies featuring Bugaboo Stamps

Today's card is for the Catch the Bug Challenge Bingo.  I chose Distress, Player's Choice and Die or punch cut.  I am featuring AKV Pirate Treasure on this cute little card.  I am really happy how it came out.



I have to mail this card, so I didn't want too many layers, so I used an inlaid technique.  Instead of using die cuts, I used Design Space images.  With the slice feature you can also get that inlaid look.  I linked to one of my favorite designers, but there are tons of videos out there.

First I found a sand beach image in DS for my bottom layer, unfortunately this is part of Everyday Paperdolls and is not included in the monthly access package.  ItI had to be re-sized and sliced to fit my card layer.    Then I added a rectangle for the water and sliced the sand beach from the blue rectangle, as shown below.



I cut this blue layer with my Cricut Explore, then to create the wave layers,  I used my MFT stitched scallops .  Just turn them upside down and stagger them to cut your layers.

The palm tree is also a DS image and is included in the monthly subscription.  I found this great little tool, Inkssentials Craft Nib holder, it allows you to use your ink pads like markers.  That's how I added all the little details on the tree.

I used distress inks in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean for the the water, and Brushed Cordoroy and Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo for the sand and tree.  On the leaves I used Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage.

I used MFT Stitched Rectangles , to cut my layers.  These two sets are perfect for your card layers, best investment I have ever made.

As usual, I created an electronic die for my digital image and then used PTC in DS to cut my image.

Hope you enjoyed my card today.

Challenges:
MFT Color Challenge #79
Imagine That October Challenge - AG
PIP #1742 - AG


If you haven’t checked out the new releases at the Bugaboo Store, what are you waiting for,  there are some wonderful images AND they are 50% off.  Be sure to grab the  Freebie Friday image, there is a new image every week.  Sign up the the newsletter and get free stamp monthly. 

Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.  Be sure to check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Going Braless

Today is Humor Me Wednesday, so that means selecting something to celebrate.  I chose Bra Day.  It seems we have a day set aside for just about everything.  Lucky for me Bugaboo just offered the perfect image as a freebie a few weeks ago, "Stella Peeker Braless".


I did a fussy cut on the image, then uploaded the sentiment into DS.  I have a striped background, which, I used the contour feature to hide one of the openings.  This gave me a larger place for my sentiment.  I flattened the sentiment to the background and used PC to cut it out.

It's a very simple and clean design, but as usual I had to add a little bling.


If you haven't checked out the New Releases at Bugaboo's New Store what are you waiting for, they're gorgeous AND they are 50% off for the entire week!

There's still time to grab last weeks freebie Boo Ghost  and then come back Friday for another Freebie Friday image!

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!



Friday, October 13, 2017

Freebie Friday

It's time for a new freebie at Bugaboo Stamps.


It's the center image "Boo Ghost" that's free today.  The bat images is from "Cute Halloween Set 1" and the pumpkins from "Cute Halloween Set 2".

Challenges:

If you haven’t checked out the new releases at the Bugaboo Store, what are you waiting for,  there are some wonderful images AND they are 50% off.  Be sure to grab the  Freebie Friday image, there is a new image every week.  Sign up the the newsletter and get free stamp monthly. 

Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.  Be sure to check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Stella Says Sketch

Today’s card features “Winter Cat” from the Bugaboo Store.  This image was a new release this week, and it is still available for 50% off.

My design is inspired by Stella Says Sketch challenge for this week.  I used SCAL 4 to create my “MERRY” sentiment so I could create some shadows and layers. 

I used a little post it note, to mask my card so I could stamp only “Christmas” with a Merry Christmas stamp I have on hand.  I was really happy how it turned out.  

Challenges:

If you haven’t checked out the new releases at the Bugaboo Store, what are you waiting for,  there are some wonderful images AND they are 50% off.  Be sure to grab the  Freebie Friday image, there is a new image every week.  Sign up the the newsletter and get free stamp monthly. 

Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.  Be sure to check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,



Happy Craftin!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Bugaboo New Release

I can’t believe it’s October already.  I really need to get moving on my Christmas Cards.  I am featuring one of today’s new releases at the Bugaboo Store “Winter Cat & Dog”.

I have been loving plaids lately, and this cute little plaid print is by Lawn Fawn, Christmas Plaids.

The Joy sentiment I received free with my order from My Favorite Things in September.  

I used the current sketch from, Stella Says Sketch Challenge.  Bugaboo Images are not required to join, but why not grab one of this weeks adorable new realeases and join in the fun, there is still a few days left to enter a card in the challenge.
Challenges:


Thanks for stopping by. 

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Penguin Snow Globe

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest card.  I recently purchased some Dome shaped shaker pouches from My Favorite Things, so I have been itching to make a shaker card.


I used DS to cut the window on my card front.  I had to weld a rectangle to the bottom of a half circle to get the shape just right.

I used the "Winter Penguin Trio" digital image available at the Bugaboo Store.  I used some sequins and diamond dust glitter for the snow.  I applied some Nuvo Crystal Dots in White Blizzard.  I probably should have used red, the white barely shows up.

If you haven’t checked out the new releases at the Bugaboo Store, what are you waiting for,  there are some wonderful images AND they are 50% off.  Be sure to grab the  Freebie Friday image, there is a new image every week.  Sign up the the newsletter and get free stamp monthly. 


Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.  Be sure to check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Color Inspiration

Today's Catch the Bug Saturday challenge is a color inspiration,

I am featuring Sunflower Vase .

I used an old sketch I found at MFT Sketch challenges.  It's clean and simple, it was perfect for this great image.  

I used my Clarity brushes to add some color to the background.  

Challenges:

Jump on over to the Bugaboo Store, as always,  new release images  are 50% off and be sure to pick up  this week's Freebie.

Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.  Be sure to check the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!