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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Relax for Father's Day

This week we are playing Bingo at Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge.  I am featuring “Relaxing Guy" and Chihuahua Puppy Set from Bugaboo Stamps.


selected the middle vertical column for my card, stitching, 2 images merged, and orange. 



I am making this card for my son, and wouldn’t you know it, he has red hair, so I chose a shade of orange for the guy’s hair, plus put a little orange in his tie.  

For my stitching I used my Die-Namics dies to cut out my layers.  

I added some splattering on the white background in a Denim Blue ink for a little something.  This card is for a man, so I have to avoid bling.   I really need to practice splattering with my brushes, so I know which one to use for different looks.  I think I got a little carried away here. 

I created my “relax” word die in Sure Cuts a Lot 4 using font “Braveheart”, which  I think is a free font.  I did manipulate the “r” with a glyph.  I created a shadow of .03 so it wouldn’t be so thin, but next time on this font I will use .05, especially to stack layers.  Here I cut out 3 layers and stacked them for dimension.  I used Distress Inks in “Orange Marmalade” to add color to it after it was glued together.  

I didn’t technically merge the two images, which I had planned to do.  I decided to attach the puppy with foam tape for a little dimension.  I also added little google eyes for fun. 

The sentiment was built with my Honeybee Simple Sentiments stamp set.  I stamps on coordinating blue card stock and used white heat embossing powder.

Other Supplies:


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!












Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sending Smiles

It’s time for another sketch with Stella.  Today I am featuring "Flower Teddy" from Bugaboo Stamps.  

I added some shimmer to the wings of the dragon flies and Nuvo drops to the center of the flowers and on the lady bug.  

For the sentiment, I used Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and an old make up brush to apply color to a piece of card stock.  I gave it a little distressed look by adding water drops.  The sentiment was stamped in Versacolor Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  This ink gives a much more precise crisp image for the smaller print.  If you don't plan to emboss, be sure to let it dry before handling, this is a pigment ink and takes longer to dry.

Supplies:
Heidi Swapp Paper Pack (Tuesday Morning)
CTMH Stamp Set #D1708 Sending Smiles
Challenges:

There is still plenty of time to enter the Stella Says Sketch Challenge.  The sketches run for 2 weeks and you can win free images from Bugaboo Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!






Saturday, May 12, 2018

Say it With Flowers

This weeks challenge at Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge  is “Say it with Flowers”, I saw this image and thought foil.  

I am featuring “” from Bugaboo Stamps.


The picture doesn't do it justice, but it is very colorful and shiny.  The image was printed with my laser printer and then foiled with DecoArt  Foil - Rainbow

“Thanks” was cut from toner paper and foiled in “Spring Green”, I cut 3 layers to add dimension, because this image would be difficult to add foam tape to.  The sentiment is a combination of two sayings in the stamp set and embossed with white embossing powder.  

I added Nuvo Glitter Drops, White Blizzard to the center of the flowers and Pink Champagne around the flowers.

Supplies:
Simon Says Stamps - Thoughtful Messages 


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!








Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Celebrate Nurses

It's Humor Me Wednesday and time to celebrate a holiday.  I chose Nurses Day, so I am featuring Stella Nursing - ICU.




I created my little plaid paper using dry wall tape and distress ink.  Just lay the tape over your card stock and then blend in your inks.  

Supplies:
Dry Wall Repair Fabric (also available in 2" tape roll at Home Depot or Lowes)
Distress Oxide Ink - Faded Jeans


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!





Monday, May 7, 2018

Birthday Greetings

My inspiration and challenges entered are: 



I created my patterned card stock with Distress Oxide inks and confetti images stamps.  I used Faded Jeans, Orange Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Twisted Citron.

Stamps featured:
#MFTStamps - Monster Love (Monster)
#MFTStamps - More Monsters (Sentiment)
#Honeybee - Celebration Box

Supplies:
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Black Embroidery Thread

Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,


Happy Craftin’!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge - AG

This weeks challenge at Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge  is anything goes .  I am featuring "4 block tulip square" from Bugaboo Stamps.  


The first thing I did was select my paper, this was my color inspiration.  I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Pale Gold on all the little dots around the flowers and leaves.  I also added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Night Sky on the little lady bugs.  I used Violet Galaxy around the sentiment strip.

Little Tip:  use a small point object, like a pin or punch tool (anything with a small tip) to add small dots of Nuvo Drops.  Squeeze the drops to a scrap sheet, dip your tool into the drops and apply with a light touch.  I found this tip from the professional crafters that share their talents and secrets.

I cut out HAPPY on white cards stock, and added color with CTMH Exclusive Ink pad in Thistle.  This color matched my card stock the best.  Both sentiments were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with WOW Gold embossing powder.

Supplies:


Challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!








Friday, May 4, 2018

Spread the Word

Just a little note to spread the word, there is a sale at Bugaboo Stamps



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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check Bugaboo's challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  You can grab this weeks Freebie Friday here.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!