Friday, June 4, 2010

Bugaboo Freebie Friday

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Welcome to Freebie Friday with Bugaboo Stamps!!!
Every Friday Jodie has a freebie digital image to share with you (sometimes there are 2!!) and that image is free in the Bugaboo Store for 1 week. This week we have a very cute Birthday Turtle for you.

The Card I made with this adorable image is also for 2 challenges.
The 1st challenge is a sketch from the team at A Crafty Little Place, the new home/blog for Die Cuts R Us.

I changed up the sketch just a little so it would work with the stamps and size card I chose to work with.

The second challenge I am entering this card in is a NEW challenge site and this is their 1st challenge. It is called Party Time Tuesdays and their theme is always birthday cards. With a goal of having us create and have more birthday cards, which we all need to have on hand.

For my card I started by pulling out my Taylored Expressions May Key Ingredients for all of the supplies, along with coordinating Copic Markers, except the small postage Happy Birthday Stamp and the red rhinestones(& the Bugaboo digital image, of course), both of these are from CTMH. The large scalloped square dies are Spellbinders. I also used a fiskars corner rounder and border punch to finish off the card.

I hope you like my little turtle birthday card, to see what the rest of the design team has done today head over to the Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. I'm sure you will find some inspiration there!!!

For those of you faithful Bugaboo followers....and anyone else interested, our next Challenge for you will be next Saturday June 12th. The winner will receive an AMAZING 7 digital images. So, go pick up your freebie before it is too late and check out what else is new at the Bugaboo Store (link is above).

THANK YOU for your visit today and I hope you have a great weekend!!

Unity FWF Friday & a TE Sketch

Hello & happy Friends With Flair Friday brought to us by Unity!!!

I hope you are enjoying the fabulous eye candy the Unity peeps always come up with. If you have just happened upon my blog today you will want to go to the Unity Blog to check out the list of all the participants today. One of the blogs will have a blinkie, if you find it be sure to leave a comment there so you have a chance to win 25 Unity Stamps.

My biggest problem with Unity stamps is deciding which ones to use!!! That always takes up most of my time. Today after I chose the stamps, I decided to use a Taylored Expressions Sketch. It is her Sketch Challenge #115 below.

I wanted to make a card that is more simple than my normal cards, and I think I Might have done that here. All papers and embellies here are from the Taylored Expressions Basic Grey Kioshi kit she had for spring (LOVE IT!!!). The flower and stem stamp are from Unity's Crazy for Daisies set. The live simply sentiment is from the Unity March 2009 Kit Simple Life (it is one of my favorites...but aren't they ALL!!!).

I have a Brave Girls/Unity Inspiration Journal I am making for myself and HOPE to show you some of it today, so stop back later if you have a chance. I really appreciate your visit and hope you have an awesome weekend!!!

{BIG HUGZ} & hope to see you soon!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Release Day!!!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!!

Today is New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps and I am so happy to show you one of Jodie's newest creations. This new set is called Giraffe Blocks and can be found at the here Bugaboo Store. I LOVE giraffes, I find them so fascinating. I was lucky enough to get to feed one at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, it was so fun!!! I couldn't believe how large it's head and tongue were!!

I chose to use this "block" to use today because it reminds me of a parent & child. That is also why I used the Joy sentiment too. When I think of my daughter and I, the feeling that comes to mind is joy.

This picture of my card looks so much lighter than the original, sorry about that. I will see if I can fix it or get a better one. To go with my Giraffes, I pulled out my Basic Grey Origins line...I still love it!!! The image is colored with Copics then die cut with my scalloped rectangle from Spellbinders. Then I matted it with Dp and then cardstock. I stamped the sentiment (Unity) on coordinating cardstock then matted that on a piece of border punched paper. This is actually a pretty simple card because I wanted the image to stand out with the beautiful Basic Grey papers.

THANK YOU for stopping, Be sure to go to the Bugaboo Store with the link above to see the other six blocks in the set.
Have a great day!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bugaboo Freebie Friday!!!! CUTE Summertime Peekers


Hello and Happy Freebie Friday from Bugaboo Stamps!!!

This week Jodie has come up with some FABULOUS freebies for you to try out!! They are called Summertime Peekers, there is an entire set of these little cuties and TWO of them are freebies for a you can try out her wonderful stamps!!!!

I also made this card for the Taylored Expressions Sketch #114 Below.

So, this little sweetie is called Summertime Peeker Flowerpot. There is also another peeker freebie that is a boy. They can both be found here in the Bugaboo Store. This Peeker series is another of Jodie's many creations that have me saying...."how does she do this?" 2 new sets released a week that are AMAZING!!!!

For my card today I used my little peeker along with elements from the Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients which includes papers and elements from the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl Line. She is colored with Copics, the circle die is from Quickutz and the large scalloped square die is from Spellbinders. The paper buttons were punched with the Marvy Uchida embossed button punch. The one thing that doesn't show up in the photo is her blue eyes, they look much better IRL!!

I hope you liked my combo of Bugaboo Stamps and Taylored Expressions....Two of my very favorites. I really hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!! THANK YOU for visiting!!

IT'S Friday, Time for Friends With Flair!!

Hi & Happy Friday!!!

Today I have a very quick and simple card to share. I pulled out my amazing Unity quote stamps and picked this blossom quote I haven't used in a while. I knew I wanted to use my Kraft card base & keep it very is what came to mind.

I really love this quote. I pulled out some Basic Grey Chipboard flowers, a tiny brad & some DCWV glitter paper to punch a border. That was it. A very fast card for me.

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend filled with lots of fun!!!!
THANKS for your visit!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bugaboo New Release Tuesday

Hello and welcome to New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps!!!

Every Tuesday Jodie has new images in the Bugaboo Store, not just 1 or 2 images, but an entire series and/or bundle of images. This week she has come up with a set of Stella Red Hat Blocks. Stella is quite a character and I think she is perfect for the "hattitude"!!!!....She definitely has it!!!

Each of the Design Team members got 2 images from the new set to play with ahead of time for the preview today. Well, I loved both of these Stellas and her hats, so I decided to make a card with both of them. All of the images include Stella wearing a hat with a sentiment inside of a block. So, for my Stella peeking out in the lower right corner, I cut her out of her "block". All of the papers on the card are from the Taylored Expressions May Key Ingredients (which includes Pebbles Treehouse Dp). They are colored with Copics, and my "peeking" Stella has some Flower Soft on her hat and to try for the look of a fuzzy boa.

Next, you should head on over to the Bugaboo Catch The Bug Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with for Stella and her hats.

THANKS for stopping in today, hope you enjoyed my Stellas!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Wild Flower Patch Fluttering with Card Patterns

Today I have a card I made with a beautiful digi stamp from The Wild Flower Patch. Her name is Poppy and I love her expression as she looks out her window at the flowers (& added butterfly)....she is truly an all time favorite of mine and I know I will put her to use quite a bit.

The image is colored with Copics, and then I cut out the window box and flowers several times so I could add dimension. I used pop-dots on the entire flower box and then the top row of flowers are popped up from there. I used supplies from my March Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients, everything but the Kaisercraft Pearls. The Dp is from the Crate Paper Brook line, and aren't those butterflies from the kit adorable??!!!

I actually made this card for 3 challenges!!! I usually make a card for only 1 or 2, but I was up very late last night ...and on the I found all 3 of these and thought it might work.

First, I used the card sketch from Card Patterns Sketch #65.

Second is the Challenge from The Wild Flower Patch to distress, which I did on all of the straight edges of my card.

Third is Flutter By Wednesday's #110, to use flowers with the butterfly.

Well, I hope you like my card with the beautiful Poppy!!! In case you didn't already see it, check out my post from Saturday about The Challenge we have going on at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog, our Bugaboo stamps blog. Hope you have a GREAT week!! Check back tomorrow for New Release Tuesday if you can. THANKS for your visit!!!