Friday, September 30, 2011

We’re Sponsoring Sketches By Carly!

This week Bugaboo Stamps is proud to be Sponsoring the challenge at Sketches By Carly.  If you are interested in winning more Bugaboo stamps head on over to Carly’s blog for the sketch and all the info.  Good Luck!

Birthday Fishes

For my card, using Carly’s sketch, it’s one of the new “Snap Shots” released today on Bugaboo Stamps.  Since it’s also Freebie Friday, Jodie is offering you the “Birthday Cake” snap shot for free.  Just head on over to Bugaboo Stamps, and see what else Jodie has to offer, you won’t be disappointed!

The image is colored with Copics.  I also used yellow Stickles on the flame and the fish spots.  The embossing was done with the Swirls and Dots folder by Cuttlebug.  The banner and buttons were made with the MFT (My Favourite Things) dies.

Thanks for stopping in!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Stamps & Fun-Creativity – Challenge #66 Anything Goes.

Lollipop Crafts – Challenge #50 Anything Goes.

OLLCB – Challenge #89 Punches/Dies.

There's Magic In The Air – Punches and Cuts (3 or more).

Birthday Sundaes – Challenge #28 Who’s Got The Button.

Deep Ocean – Challenge #9 Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Release Tuesday

We have another great new release for you today at Bugaboo Stamps.  This week it’s more Pea Pod kids.  You can see them all by heading on over to the Bugaboo store!

Pea Pod Twin Girls

This image is called “Pea Pod Twin Girls”, a perfect image for a new baby(s), or even for a first birthday.  I’ve colored with Copics, and layered using the Spellbinders oval and scalloped dies.  The background embossing folder is the Ribbon and Beads folder by Sizzix, and the dots folder by Cuttlebug.  The roses and leaf flourishes were made using my new favourite dies by MFT.  I love the look of the rolled roses, and they were very easy to use.

I hope you’ll check out all the new digital images at Bugaboo.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge #183 Sketch.

Stampin' B's Design – Challenge #129  Use 2 or More Spellbinder Dies.

Sew Many Cards – Challenge #69 Ovals.

Stampin For The Weekend – Challenge #17 What A Cutie.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge

This weeks challenge theme on the Catch The Bug blog is “Black, Pink, Green” and a sketch.  You can find all the details and what the prizes are on our blog.

Skelekinz Balloon

The image used is called “Skelekinz Balloon”.  I colored the image with Copics, and used the oval and scalloped dies by Spellbinder to layer the image.  I printed the balloon in different sizes and then added some floss for string.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp.  The designer paper is scraps from past projects.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp – Dies and Punches.

The Paper Shelter – Challenge #32 Anything Goes.

Celebrate The Occasion – Challenge #31 Balloons.

Crafty Sentiments – Happy Birthday.

Southern Girls – Challenge #28 Anything Goes.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Forever Night Challenge Blog and Bugaboo Stamps

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’ve had a wonderful week, and were able to spend lots of time crafting!  Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the challenge this week at Forever Night Challenge Blog, and it is a “Harry Potter” theme.  So if you love Bugaboo stamps and want a chance to win some, head on over to Forever Night and join the challenge.  Good luck!

The Chosen One

For my Harry Potter themed card, I used 3 images from Bugaboo Stamps to create the scene.  The first is called Har-Repotter - The Chosen One, Magical Tidbit - Book Shelf, and Magical Tidbit – Cauldron.  They were all colored with Copics, and then I cut them out, and used dimensional tape to arrange them as a scene.  The designer paper is by My Minds Eye.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my Harry Potter card, and don’t forget tomorrow there will be another challenge on the Catch The Bug challenge blog, and more chances to win some Bugaboo Stamps.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Crazy Challenge – #85 Men Only.

Scrap-Creations – Anything Goes.

Tip Top Tuesday – Challenge #51 Time For Kids.

Crafts And Me – Challenge #53 Stripes.

My Mums Craft Shop – Challenge #24 Boys and Girls.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mo’s DP Challenge #100 Lets Celebrate

What a dreary day here today in Montreal, but a perfect time to hide in my craft room and make a new baby card using the adorable image “Spit Happens” by Mo Manning.  Mo's Digital Pencil challenge blog is celebrating their 100th challenge this week, and the prizes are fantastic!  Which is another great reason to join their celebrations this week.

Spits Happens

So, as usual I colored with Copics, and used chalk inks to add a bit more highlights (shading) to the skin.  Then used the round and scalloped Spellbinder dies to layer the image.  The designer paper is by K & Company – Itsy Bitsy Baby Girl.  I machine stitched around both designer papers.  The rocking horse lace, was a great find at the dollar store, and I finally got to use it.  The sentiment is a sticker, and I thought it was perfect for the image.  I decided to put the “congratulations on the new baby” sentiment on the inside of the card. 

Well, there you have it.  Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate all the wonderful comments I get each and every time!!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil – #100 Let’s Celebrate.

Sweet Stampin' Challenge – Flowers and Optional Sketch.

One Stop Craft Challenge – #149 Girlie.

Hooked On Craft – Challenge #8 Ribbon and Lace.

Anything Goes Challenge – #50 Anything Goes.

Creative Card Crew – Babies.

Deep Ocean – Challenge #18 Lace.

Digital Tuesday – Challenge #129 People Images.

Bugaboo Stamps New Release Tuesday

Skelekinz Halloween

So, its Tuesday and you know what that means, it’s New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps, and it’s more of the Skelekinz!  This one is called “Skelekinz Halloween”.  Head on over to the store to see what else Jodie has done for the new release with the Skelekinz kids.

I’ve made a Double Swiper card.  I think I got the tutorial on youtube.  I like the effect, and it’s quite easy to do.

The designer paper is from The Apothecary Emporium paper pad by Echo Park.  The image is colored with Copics, then layered using the oval and scalloped dies by Spellbinders.  The cute little boo sign is a die cut purchased at the dollar store.

Skelekinz Halloween (2)

I tried to get a good picture of the sentiments once they pop up, but I think it would of been better with a video, but you get the idea of how it is suppose to work.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Little Red Wagon – Challenge #98 Twine.

Creative Belli – Challenge #126 String.

Paper Play Challenge – Week 37 Punches and Dies.

Sew Many Cards – Challenge #68 Halloween.

Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C105 Pumpkin.

Totally Gorjuss – Challenge #98 Nothing Square About Me. (Rectangular)

The Corrosive Challenge – #133 Punches or Dies.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stamps R Us Challenge

Our Stamps R Us challenge is a little different this time.  The theme is to make a birthday card for Operation Write Home.  Make an A2 sized birthday card using any products for your cards except glitter and send it to one of the Operation Write Home shippers listed on the Operation Write Home main blog. 

We are being sponsored this week by The Paper Shelter, and the DT got to work with some of their wonderful digital images.  I hope you will join our challenge this week, it’s for a wonderful cause, and you get a chance at a wonderful prize by The Paper Shelter.  Good luck!

Little Cowboy

My image is called “Little Cowboy”, it can also be purchased as a colored digi, which this one is.  I’ve never used a colored digital before, and must admit I like it.  If you are in a pinch and need a card in a hurry, a colored image is the way to go!

The designer paper is by 3 Bugs In A Rug, and the brads are by Doodlebug.  The buckle, and stars are from the dollar store.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Marilyn

Challenges:

CES Challenge – #54 Embellishments 4 or more. (ribbon, buckle, brads, stars)

Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #129 “Just Sayin”.

Stamp Scrap & Doodle – Birthday.

Prairie Fairy Fridays – Challenge #61 Masculine.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge – Scene It!

Happy Saturday!  We’ve got a great challenge for you this week.  We’d like you to create a scene using 2 or more images.  Lucky for you that there are so many wonderful images by Bugaboo Stamps that you can use to create a whimsical scene. 

Skelekinz My Heart and For You

I’ve used two of the Skelekinz digital images.  One is called “My Heart” and the other is “For You”.  I colored them with Copics, and then cut them out and layered them on white card stock.  The sentiment was computer generated.  I used the large dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

Thanks for poppin in, and good luck with the challenge!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Crafts And Me – Challenge #52 Add A Heart.

Totally Paper Crafts – Challenge #84 Clean and Simple.

4 Crafty Chicks – Challenge #55 Embossing.

Crafty Ribbons – Challenge #2 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Song or Movie (You’re The One That I Want – Grease)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Catch The Bug Freebie Friday

Monster Birthday Balloon

I have to say as a DT member for Bugaboo Stamps, we are so lucky to work with such cute and versatile images. I love this image that Jodie has created, and can you believe it’s free!!  You can get “Monster Birthday Balloon” free at Bugaboo Stamps, and while you are there check out all the other digital images in the store, you won’t be disappointed.

I kept the card plain, so that the image would be what stands out the most.  The embossing folders are by Cuttlebug.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday – Birthday Time.

My Mum's Craft Shop – Challenge #23 Happy Birthday.

Paper Craft Star – Challenge #62 Anything Goes.

Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps

Scene It Halloween Witch

We have another wonderful new release today at Bugaboo Stamps, and it’s called “Scene It – Halloween Witch”.  Isn’t it an amazing Halloween scene.  Be sure to check out the rest of the new releases at the Bugaboo store!

I colored the image with copics, and then used some orange stickles for the pumpkin, and  yellow stickles for the moon.  I used a black glaze pen by Sakura for the trim on the scary house.  I sponged on the sky with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The designer paper is from the Eerie paper pad by Basic Grey, and the sentiment is a sticker.

Marilyn

Challenges:

CES Challenge – #53 Make It Magical or Spooky!

Sketch Saturday – Week #172 Sketch.

OSAAT – Challenge #79 Anything Goes.

CMC Copic Challenge – #26 Fall or Halloween.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Big Congratulations For Owen!

When I saw these images from Mo’s digital Pencil, of either a boy or girl sitting on the potty, I knew I had to have the boy.  My grandson Owen, was toilet trained at an early age, but for some reason had to have a diaper on when he went for a poop (sorry no delicate way to say it).  My daughter tried everything.  Then she decided enough was enough, she took him into his room gave him 3 diapers, and told him once they are gone, you have to use the potty.  Well, the first day he was quite miserable, and on the second day he decided he needed mommy to sing to him, and by the third day it was all over, and he was completely potty trained, big boy toilet and all….lol  Never thought I’d be posting about my grand-son’s toilet habits!  The best part about my story, is that he had to call Grammy and tell her all about it. 

On The Pot Boy

I decided to make him a little blonde boy, just like Owen is.  The image is colored with Copics.  I also added some pink chalk ink on the cheeks, elbows and knees.  The designer paper is by 3 Bugs In A Rug, and the embossing folder is by Cuttlebug.  The sentiments I did using PSE.

I think both Owen and Mommy are going to get a kick out of this card, and of course Grammy had to include a surprise for her little man!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil – Challenge #99 Boy Attitude.

Sketch N Stash – Challenge #70 Free Choice (Sketch #42).

Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge – #42 Embossing.

Make It Monday – Challenge #54 Anything Goes.

Polly Craft – Challenge #110 Baby Love.

The Corrosive Challenge – #132 Funny or Punny.

Lollipop Crafts – Eyelets or Brads.

Pile It On – Challenge #37 Layer It.

Catch The Bug Challenge – Feeling Punchy!

This weeks challenge at Catch The Bug is all about digging out those punches, and using them on your cards or projects.  If you are anything like me I’m sure you have tons of them!

KPT Hat Boy

The image I used for my card is Kid Pocket Topper - Hat Boy.  I colored the skin and hair with copics, but paper pieced the shirt and hat with some scraps of designer paper.  I used the Martha Stewart Checker Board Punch for a border.  The designer paper is by 3 Bugs In A Rug.

I hope you’ll join us again this week for our challenge, maybe you’ll be the lucky winner of some gorgeous Bugaboo Stamps!  Good luck!

Marilyn

Challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge #119 Children.

Crafty Purple Frog – Birthdays.

Crafting For All Seasons – Challenge #9 Birthdays.

Little Red Wagon – Challenge #97 Die Cuts.

Paper Take Weekly – Anything Goes.

Jelly Park Challenge – Pass It On.

Stamp Something Challenge – Anything Goes.

Challenge Up Your Life – Challenge #52 Paper Piecing.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bugaboo Stamps New Releases

Bugaboo Stamps new release for today is Wee Ones Angels.  I’m using the “Angel Jump Stars” image.

WO - Angel Jump Stars

Isn’t he a little cutie!  Wait till you see the rest of the set.  The image is colored with Copics, and then layered on card stock cut with the rectangular and Fleur de Lys dies by Spellbinder.  The back panel is embossed with the Moroccan Screen folder by Cuttlebug.  The designer paper is from the Happy Days paper pad by Echo Park.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog – Anything But A Birthday Card.

All Sorts Challenge – Week 119 Green and Blue.

Crafting When We Can – Challenge #1 Anything Goes.

Fun With Shapes And More – Challenge #91 Anything Goes.

Magical Mondays Challenge – Anything Goes.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Stamps R Us Challenge – Friendship

Wow, I think we broke our record on our “Anything Goes” Challenge!  The last time I looked we had 397 gorgeous entries.  I hope we have as many participants with our new challenge.  Our theme is “Friendship”.  We are being sponsored for this challenge by Karber Digital Images, and we were fortunate to work with one of there images. 

Leslie Think

This lovely image is called “Leslie-Think”.  A perfect image for a friendship card.  I decided to paper piece the image.  Phew, what a job cutting out the glasses!  The designer paper is from my brand new Authentique Paper Pad.  I also used the Fleur De Lys Spellbinder die to layer the image.  The sentiment was computer generated, and the flower button is by Omer des Serres.  This cards opening is to the right, which is being held closed with the ribbon.  

I hope you will join us again for our challenge and good luck!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Raise The Bar – Challenge #73 Paper Piece.

Inspire Me Friday – Challenge #22 Anything Goes.

Aud Sentiments – Challenge #36 Card/Sentiment For A Girl.

2 Sisters – Challenge #55 Friends.

Stamp Something Challenge – September Digi Day!

Card Makin Mamas – Challenge #28 Go Digital.

Aly's Sunday Challenge – Bows.

I Did It Creations – Challenge #71 Girly Girls.

One Stitch At A Time – Challenge #78 Digi.

Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #127 The Sky’s The Limit.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge With Catch The Bug!

It’s Saturday and time for another challenge at Catch The Bug.  Our theme this week is “Anything Goes”.  I hope you’ll join us this week. Good luck!

Tooth Fairy

I’m using the Tooth Fairy image for my card.  I popped up the wings with foam dots for a bit of a 3D effect, then added some glitter.  The embossing folder is called Diamond Trellis by Couture, and I used the dot folder by Cuttlebug. 

Marilyn

Challenges:

Digi Doodles Shops – Challenge #74 Fantasy/Fairy Tale.

Creative Card Crew – Anything Goes.

Hooded On Crafts – Challenge #6 Things With Wings.

Friday, September 2, 2011

We’re Sponsoring The Poodles Parlour!

Hey, would you like another chance to win some more gorgeous digital images from Bugaboo Stamps?  Just head on over to The Poodles Parlour where we will be sponsoring their challenge this week, and the amazing prize is 7 digi’s of your choice, from Bugaboo Stamps! The theme is “Animal Antics”.  I was also lucky enough to get to work with one of the images from the Poodles Parlour, and it’s a cute little Polar Bear.  I found a tutorial on Paper Craft Planet for a Stand-Up card, and decided to give it a go!

Polar Bear  1

This is the card when it is closed up, and below is when the card is opened and the image stands up.

 Open Polar Bear 1

I colored the image with copics, and then I cut it out.  I used a Christmas embossing folder by Cuttlebug for the background.  I also used purple ink to stamp snowflakes on the green card stock.  I was quite surprised how quickly this card came together.  I will definitely be doing more of these cards.

I hope you will enter the challenge this week.  We look forward to seeing your cards or projects.  Good luck everyone!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Do You Stack Up – Challenge #35 Friendly Critters.

Divas By Design – Challenge #9 Christmas In August.

Fab n Funky – Challenge #88 Go Mad With Embossing.

For Fun Challenges – It’s Christmas in August.

Stampavie – Challenge #150 Christmas In Summer.

Catch The Bug Freebie Friday!

Can you believe it’s September already, and the kiddies are all back in school, and fall is just around the corner!  Where did the year go!  We got good news yesterday, my daughter found out she will be having another little boy.  We are all very excited, can’t wait till January!

Our freebie for this Friday is “Margaret Teach”.  Perfect for all the cards for teachers.  Head on over to Bugaboo Stamps to grab your freebie, and don’t forget to check out all the other wonderful digital stamps Jodie has in her store.

Margaret Teach

Miss Margaret reminds me so much of what my teachers looked like when I was in school.  She even has that “go ahead make my day” look!  I just love that apple in her hair.

I colored the image with Copics, then layered it on black and then green cardstock.  The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug.  I used the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge for the apples, and the letters are stickers.  I used embroidery floss for the stitching above and below the ribbon.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Charisma Cardz – Challenge #35 Anything Goes.

The Paper Shelter – Challenge #29 Anything Goes.

Stampin' Royalty – Challenge #87 Back To School.

Party Time Tuesdays – Challenge #31 Anything Goes.

Crazy Amigos – Back To School.