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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Don't Forget to Join the Fun

There is still time!

  Join in the fun at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Birthday Bash.  
This is only your Party Itinerary for the week -  Click on each link that will be updated daily to bring you to the next party challenge!

In addition to the challenges, inspiration and a great way to bulk up your birthday card stash for the year, there are lots of amazing prizes to be given!

Prize list is as follows:
Four Daily prizes will be drawn.  Someone will win one of the following prizes each day - 
10 Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
Bugaboo Stamps Digi Images of their choice
OR the freebie set created exclusively to celebrate Bugaboo's 8th Birthday



GRAND PRIZES
Grand prize winners will be drawn for the three lucky participants who participate in each daily event throughout the week.

Grand prize - $125 free images and guest DT spot for 3 months
2nd place a $50 gift card and Guest DT spot for 2 months
3rd place - $25 gift certificate and guest DT spot for one month

All challenges must be completed by Saturday, January 20 at 7 am.
Winners will be chosen at that time.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bugaboo Birthday Bash Sketch Challenge

Today's Bugaboo Birthday Bash Challenge is a sketch.  The theme is Birds, Butterflies and Birthday Wishes.  So I selected this adorable image Birthday Bird 2 from Bugaboo Stamps




I found this cute Doodlebug paper in my stash from a previous Simon Says card kit, so I worked from there.  I wanted to do a shaker card so I could use my new Celebration sequin pack I purchased from Honey Bee stamps.  I created the frame using my inside and out circle dies.  I also cut a frame piece out of fun foam and then tried the edge.  For some reason when you cut fun fun with dies, they spread a little.  Then I used Ranger Multi Medium Adhesive to glue everything together.

The sentiment is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with WoW Opaque white Super Fine embossing powder.  I recently purchased this embossing powder from Simon Says Stamps,  I have to say this is the best embossing powder I have used, for white anyway, it does a wonderful job on even the finest details.


Supplies:

Clear Confetti Sequins 


Join in on the fun with us, there is a new challenge everyday.  Just be sure to follow the theme Birds, Butterflies & Birthday Wishes.  

You can pick up the Freebie Friday here.  A Bugaboo image isn't required, but you get a bigger prize if you use one.  Just stop by the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,


Happy Craftin!









Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bold & Bright Birthday Wishes

WooHoo!  It's time for a fun-filled week at Catch the Bug.

Today we kick off the week with a new challenge "Bold & Bright Birthday Wishes".  I am show casing yesterday's freebie, Penguin with Cupcake.  


I found this colorful balloon print paper in my stash and it was perfect for this image.   I used the colors in the paper to color in my image.  I love my new border dies from My Favorite Things, I created the scalloped curved border with them.

I used 3 separate stamps to create this sentiment, one of them was a Christmas stamp.  I added clear embossing powder over "the sweetest" part.  After it was all finished, I used my basic edge die to cut off the bottom.  

Of course, we always need a little bling, so I added confetti sequins around the image and used Nuvo glitter drops for sprinkles on my cupcake.

Supplies
CTMH #1412 Cutie Pie Stamp set
CTMH #D1646 Finding the Words Stamp Set

Challenges:


Join in on the fun, all week with the theme Birds, Butterflies & Birthday Wishes.  So with that theme in mind get ready to create some amazing projects.

If you want to play along you can pick up the Freebie Friday here.  A Bugaboo image isn't required, but you get a bigger prize if you use one.  Just stop by the challenge blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!










Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Say it with Roses - Bugaboo New Release 1/9/18

The holidays are behind us and it is time to start on a new year.  My resolution is to try and do at a minimum, 1 card a week.  I also want to do at least 2 Christmas Cards per month to avoid that holiday crunch. 

So lets get this new year started with a new release from Bugaboo Stamps.  This week’s release is a great set for any occasion.  I chose to make it a sympathy card, but you could definitely make it work for Mother’s Day, which will be here before you know it.


Here is a list of the supplies I used.
Paper Echo Park Wedding Bliss I can’t find a link for 6x6 pad
COMING SOON!


Bugaboo Stamps 8th Birthday Bash begins 
January 13 and runs through January 19!

Birthday Theme for the week:  
Birds, Butterflies & Birthday Wishes

Try and make all your projects with this theme in mind.  There will be a freebie available Friday, Jan 12th, that follows the theme.  And if you get the monthly newsletter, there was a free image included. If you don't get the newsletter, be sure to sign up, you can find out who is using Bugaboo Stamps as a sponsor to win free images from the store.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the amazing images at the Bugaboo Store.  We would love for you to join one or all of our challenges at Catch the Bug.  Remember, prizes are awarded and the winner is selected by a random generator, so you don’t have to feel intimidated that your entry isn’t good enough.  

Till next time.

Happy Craftin! 





Saturday, December 16, 2017

Peace on Earth

Christmas is almost here and this will be my last project for Catch the Bug, until after the holidays.  We are taking a short vacation to get all our shopping done.

On today’s card I am featuring one of the images from the AKV Nativity Set. 


For this Bingo challenge,  I decided to use texture, no designer paper, and Bugaboo image.

For texture - I used a  wood grain embossing folder on my barn structure.  This is an image from Design Space, #M3C900, which has been modified using the slice feature.  The hay roof is from a second image,   #M907D60

I used Nuvo Gilded Flakes in gold on the star.  I created a night sky background by using a dark blue card stock and just added the stars with a white a gel pen.  

To add a little depth I blended Distress inks along all the edges of my pieces.  Plus, I mixed my distress inks with a little water and brushed on a few strokes to the barn wall.

Challenges:
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra
CHNC #363 - Christmas 
PIP #1750
Simon Says Christmas/Winter

Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.   You can win:  10 free images (using a Bugaboo image only), seven (7), or four (4) using any image!  All winners are picked randomly, and you can enter up to 3 times.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

Till next time,

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Let's Celebrate - National Cocoa Day!

It’s time for another Humor Me Wednesday project.  Every Wednesday we recognize a celebration, I chose December 12th, National Cocoa Day.

This cute little guy was last weeks freebie and he was perfect for my choice.  


The sentiment is Simon Says Snow Globe Sentiments,  stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Challenges:
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - Dec
CHNC #363 - Christmas 
Smile 4Kids - Winter Fun
Simon Says Christmas/Winter

Be sure to check out the new releases at the Bugaboo Store, there are some wonderful images AND they are 50% off.  Be sure to grab this week’s image  Teddy Xmas Cocoa , and then come back again this Friday for another free image.

Thanks for stopping by and we would love for your to "Catch the Bug" by joining us on one of the weekly challenges.   You can win:  10 free images (using a Bugaboo image only), seven (7), or four (4) using any image!  All winners are picked randomly, and you can enter up to 3 times. Remember, you can always grab the freebie for your chance at 10 images.

Till next time,

Happy Holidays & as always Happy Craftin!







Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 6 - Holiday Chaos - Color

It's day 6 of the Holiday Chaos at Bugaboo Stamps.  Today's challenge is a color palette.  I am featuring this cute little stamp "Three Snowmen".


This isn't a typical card, it's a money card.  I found a file in Design Space for a cash card and it's perfect for those money gifts at Christmas.

I cut out two snowflakes from my free dies I got last month with an order from My Favorite Things, and layered them.  Then I heat embossed some Holographic Embossing powder on top for sparkle.  

The designer paper was part of Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit.  I colored my image with my Spectrum Noir Markers and added a little shimmer with my Wink of Stella in white.  For extra bling, I addd a few sequins. 

Challenges:

You still have tome to enter this weeks challenges at Catch the Bug.  So be sure to link your projects up for a chance to win some free digital images and a chance to be a guest designer.  That's how I came to be a member of the Design Team, I won it during last year's birthday bash.

Till next time,

Happy Holidays,