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!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

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!!!
Jodi

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!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bugaboo Freebie Friday!!!! CUTE Summertime Peekers

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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 week.......so 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!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi



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 simple.....here 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!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

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!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

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 computer...so 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!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Male Call!!!!!

Happy Saturday and Welcome to Bugaboo Stamps Male Call Challenge.!!!

This week we would like to challenge you to make a card using the Scrappy Sketch and also make it for a boy, guy, or man. We had such an amazing response for our last Challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with this time. Remember , if you use a Bugaboo image you get 2 entries. The fabulous prizes are 7 digis for 1st place, 4 digis for 2nd place and 2 digis for 3rd. Don't forget to head over to the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has created for some Male Call inspiration!!! That is also where you will find the official rules and where to link up your projects.

Here is the sketch that our very own talented Scrappy has created for you to use.







My card for this challenge uses the image Bugaboo Brat Michael.....LOVE him!!! He is so cute in his camo pants listening to his ipod!!! I could never even think of ideas on "Guy" cards until I found the fabulous Bugaboo images!!! I still haven't tried the incredible Gus, but I hope that will be soon. I love Jodie's images so much and the rest of the Design Team is so inspiring, that male cards don't scare me so much anymore. I had a hard time following the great sketch exactly with my background stamp and sentiment (both Unity) but I am happy with the final result....hope you are too!!! I also LOVE how the sentiment has those little hearts on it...just like Jodie has on her images.




I really CAN'T WAIT to see every one of the cards you all will create because I always need Male Call ideas!!!

THANKS so much for checking out my card, I will be watching for yours.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
digital image- Bugaboo Brat Michael
color medium- Copics
background stamp & sentiment-Unity
Cardstock- CTMH(green), Bazzill(black),Neenah(kraft)
oval cutting dies-Spellbinders
ink-Versafine Black
bling- Basic Grey
border punch-Fiskars

Friday, May 21, 2010

Taylored Expressions KI & Card Patterns 64

As soon as I received my May Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients I had to start to play. My 1st card did not achieve her challenge to us....make a card without stamping, so that will have to be next time. This kit is just so fun!!! I LOVE the Pebbles papers she chose, the colors are perfect for this time of year.

I've also been wanting to color these great digis from CC Designs, I think they work so well with this paper. So... when I found this sketch at Card Patterns....I thought it would all come together nicely.




The stamps I used are Spring Emma and Swing. I LOVE how digis can be resized to fit however you would like!! That's why I wanted this swing in a digital stamp....so I could make it fit with whatever I wanted. This is probably one of the fastest cards I have ever made. Between the great sketch and coordinating products from Taylored Expressions(even matching Copics) it was so fun and easy!!
Hope you like!!!

Also a quick reminder that today is Freebie Friday over at Bugaboo!! Jodie has come up with another amazing Freebie to share for the week. If you are interested... head on over to the Catch The Bug Blog to see the fab DT inspiration, then that will get you to the freebie.

Tomorrow I will be back with an all new Challenge!!! So don't forget to come back for all the details on how you can win SEVEN free Bugaboo Digis!!

THANKS so much for the visit!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

Friday, May 14, 2010

How can you resist this ADORABLE Bugaboo Freebie???

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Hello and welcome to Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps. Every Friday Jodie has 2 freebies to share in the Bugaboo Store (they will be available after 12:00-noon if they are not there when you go). The one I chose to share with you is this adorable little one named Boo, I LOVE her!!! She is so sweet with her teddy bear!!! I colored her skin and hair as best I could to resemble my daughter. You will also want to go to the Catch The Bug Blog to check out the other freebie and to get some great inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.



I really wanted Boo to stand out and be the center of attention on this card, so that is why I used so much white. She is colored with copics and spica markers, cut out with a spellbinders tag die, then matted with Doodlebug cardstock. The large flower die is from Quickutz to be used with the Epic 6, that piece was then embossed with a cuttlebug folder and then matted. The polka dot paper is Doodlebug also and the sentiment stamp is from Heidi Grace.

THANKS for stopping to see this sweet new Bugaboo image, don't forget to go grab her!!!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend with much better weather than we have been having. Hope to see you again soon!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi