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

BRAVE GIRLS Friday with FLAIR!!!!

Hello Unity Friends With Flair,
so glad to be here again this week with you!!

I am so happy that I got to ink up this AMAZING BRAVE GIRLS set by Unity to share today!! This is such a fabulous stamp set, there are so many things I have rolling around in my head that I want to do with it.....the #1 being a BRAVE GIRL inspiration journal. I have come to a point in my life where there is no possibility that things can possibly get any worse. I am at a constant right now....things aren't getting better, I'm surviving , I am protecting my soul (one of the sentiments in the set) and this stamp set made me realize I am a BRAVE GIRL!!! It is very odd that a stamp set can teach you something about yourself, but this one has and I am very grateful for that. THANK YOU Unity and Brave Girls!!!!

Today I only had time for a card to share.......



I pulled out some of my old Basic Grey papers & buttons, then used the "background" be brave stamp to make one of the patterned papers. Then I combined the birds and come fly with me for the main image. All of the flowers were cut out of the Dp & the large one was paired with 3 coordinating buttons. I used a large spellbinders tag die, a fiskars border punch and all of the edges were distressed with ink. I hope my project did the set some justice.

If you just happened upon my blog you will want to go over to the Unity blog for the list of blogs with fabulous Unity eye candy. One of them will have a blinkie to find, then leave a comment there and you could win some Unity stamps (25)!!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend & thanks for visiting!!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bugaboo ABC Monday

Hello,
Happy Monday!!!

Mondays at Bugaboo Stamps means Anything But a Card. I decided to make something I've been wanting to do for quite a while. I started putting together an Inspiration Journal for my daughter. A journal where I will write inspirational quotes, add inspirational pictures and where I will document favorite memories I have of her. I plan on it being a constant work in progress, a place for her to come for that little pick me up we all need once in a while. I also plan on showing you more of this as it comes together, today is the very beginning.

The 1st time I saw this Bugaboo stamp & sentiment set I knew I wanted to use it for the cover of this journal. She is called Bugaboo Angel Anything is Possible. I found a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 Kraft colored album at Michaels for .79 cents. I was able to take it apart and change the ribbon as desired. Right now there seems to be quite a bit of ribbon, but as it fills up and I add things I will need to loosen it.

Here is what I have done so far....




The Dp used here is Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts {this girl}, the cardstock is Bazzill. I colored my Angel with Copics and spica glitter markers. I printed the sentiment very lightly on cardstock and colored over it with a pink spica glitter marker. Decoart Glamour Dust was used on her wings and wand. The oval and square cutting dies are Spellbinders.



The inside pages are also kraft...which I LOVE....so I couldn't turn down this great mini album.
Hope you like my little creation and if you would like to check out more of the amazing stamps like these head on over to the Bugaboo Stamps Store.
Hope you have a great week!!!
THANKS for your visit,
{HUGZ}
-Jodi

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tiddly Inks BUGGY Blog Hop!!!!

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H
ello and welcome to Tiddly Inks very 1st Blog Hop, the BUGGY Hop!!! I am so very happy to be a part of this event. I fell in love with Christy's designs the second I saw my 1st Izzie stamp at Stamping Bella. Then I was just lucky enough to see one of her digital images while surfing one day and I recognized her signature at the bottom.

You should have arrived here from Nancy's DieCut Fun Blog. IF you did not or if you just happened upon my blog today, you will want to go to the TIDDLY INKS Blog to see the list of participants so you can start at the beginning. Also, be sure to leave comments for everyone, because there will be random prizes given out along the way.

When I saw this very CUTE reading Bug I knew she was perfect for me. Her name is Versa Bug and is available in the Tiddly Inks Store. I used to be a mystery reader, but now I am all about the Love Stories. Versa Bug is reading a love story and that is why she has all of those hearts coming from her book.





My card is made with supplies from The Taylored Expressions Jan 2010 Key Ingredients, which includes the Basic Grey line Nook and Pantry. She is colored with Copics and on her wings I used Glamour Dust by DecoArt.

I hope you liked my BUGGY card and THANKS for visiting me along this hop.
I would like to wish a VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to everyone
{{BUGGY HUGZ}}
-Jodi

Your next stop along this hop is TANA at Kreative Kaleidoscope, and, if there isn't any BUGGY goodness there ....go see Jess at Farm Fresh Designs.

Bugaboo Flower Power Challenge

Hello and welcome to another Bugaboo Stamps Challenge!!
This week our theme is Flower Power.....however you would like to interpret that.
If you did not arrive here from the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog you should definitely go there for all of the Official rules and to find some AMAZING inspiration from my fellow very talented Design Team members.

Oh, and before I forget..... I want to remind you about Freebie Fridays at Bugaboo. Every Friday Jodie has some brand new stamps to preview....and she lets you "try before you buy" at the Bugaboo Store. This weeks freebies are some VERY CUTE sock monkeys that are very much worth trying as a freebie!!! I have seen some sock monkey stamps recently, but I must say I am partial to the cute ones Jodie has come up with. You will find some Friday Freebie Design Team examples at the Catch the Bug Challenge link above too.


For my Challenge Card today I chose to use the Bugaboo Brat Sean, I think he is so cute holding that flower behind him!!! I didn't want the card to be too girly with a boy stamp. But as I was coloring Sean I was reminded of a little boy named AJ I was a Nanny for for 6 1/2 years (I miss him SO MUCH!!! :( ) AJ new I loved flowers, and he would pick them and draw them for me. With that in mind, I didn't think this was too much....even if it was coming from a little boy.


The sentiment is from Unity and I LOVE it, but it is kind of hard to read. It says "may flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day". ALL papers and the flower center are from CTMH. All 3 die sets.... the ovals, the flowers and the tags are Spellbinders and Sean is colored with Copics.

This is definitely a challenge you should enter because Jodie is very generous to the winners....1st place receiving 7 bugaboo images!!! 2nd and 3rd place also receive images!! This time of year we can usually all come up with a Flower Power Card!!!

I'm so glad you came to visit today!!! As you can tell I love talking about (and creating with) Bugaboo stamps.
Hope to see you again soon!!
Have a wonderful weekend and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the Moms out there!!!
{{HUGZ}}
-Jodi

Friday, May 7, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

Hello!!
I can't even tell you how happy I am to be back with my Unity Friends with Flair!!! I have been busy with other things for a while, but Fridays just aren't the same without all of that Unity goodness & eye candy.

If you have just happened upon my blog today you will want to go the the Unity Blog to get the entire list of participants. Someone along this trail of eye candy will have a special blinkie that could help you win 25 random Unity stamps, just be sure to leave a comment on the blog where you find the blinkie...simple. You may also want to check out the incredible new release stamps in the Unity Store. My VERY Favorite is their collage set in collaboration with BRAVEGIRLS....it is a MUST SEE and absolutely perfect for me right now with some of the hurdles I've had to deal with.!!!



I can't wait to see some of the amazing projects the Unity crew and Friends come up with to show off this set.

For my card today I pulled out a beautiful stamp from the August 2009 Kit, following my heart. I love this amazing tree and paired with paper and embellies from the Dear Lizzy line by American Crafts. The only thing not from that line are the small flower brads by Making Memories.



Hope you like....

THANK YOU for your visit today!!!
I will be back tomorrow with a Challenge and a Blog Hop so try to come visit if you can.
Hope you have yourself a GREAT weekend!!!
{HUGZ}
-Jodi

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Release Tuesday!!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!!
It is a very happy Tuesday here because the weather is going to be gorgeous AND today is New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps!!! It is not just any NR day today, Jodie has 4 sets of New Releases today. Not just 4 stamps BUT 4 GROUPS of stamps. The cards The Team have to show you are just the beginning. When you go to the Bugaboo store and click on the images you like, you find a whole series of similar images to chose from.

My 1st card today features Bugaboo Angel Maggie, OH how I LOVE her!!!! Isn't she great??? This Digi comes with the beautiful sentiment too. She is DEFINITELY an all time favorite stamp of mine, and so much fun to color, I can't wait to see more!!!



For this card I colored my angel with Copics, outlined the sentiment with Spica markers and used Glamour Dust on her wings. Then I cut them out with my nesties, along with a mat/background for each. All of the papers here are from Close To My Heart and the border punch is Martha Stewart.


My next AMAZING release to share is from the new WEE One Fairies. I CONTINUE to be amazed with Jodie and how she comes up with all of these fabulous images. Again, not just one, but a whole series at a time. I have a feeling these new Fairies will also be some of my favorite go to to images. I've always loved Fairies and Angels, that is why I have been bursting at the seams to be able to show these off to everyone!!!




My Fairy is colored with Copics, her wings and the stars were colored with Spica markers also, but the sparkle doesn't show up in the picture. The large scalloped square die and scalloped border die are from Spellbinders. The sentiment stamp is CTMH. All papers and embellies are from Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients (either spring or easter??).

I really hope you like these digi stamps as much as I do. There are 2 more New Releases to see so you need to head over to our Catch The Bug Blog to find them and then the fabulous blogs of the rest of the Design Team. They are listed on the Bugaboo blog and on my right sidebar.

THANKS for coming bye today!!!
Don't forget to come back soon for more goodness from Bugaboo, including a new Challenge on Saturday.
{{BIG HUGZ}}
-Jodi

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tiddly Inks

Today I have a card to share with you that I made quite a while ago. This very cute digital stamp Annie is from Tiddly Inks. If any of you love Stamping Bella you may have some of the great rubber stamps by Christy Croll....My very favorite is Izzie. Well, Christy now has a wonderful digital stamp site also. Her paper craft planet group has 1,000 members in only 7 weeks, that has to be some kind of record....don't you think???

Her Tiddly Inks store, that I linked above, is just getting started but you should really check it out. She will soon be having a big sale and a blog hop. I have a link to her blog on my sidebar where you will find a lot more info, or you could click HERE if you would like info on getting in on the blog hop or checking out the Tuesday Challenge Blog.







I still have some of my Be Loved papers from My Mind's Eye(I am not tired of them yet) that I used here along with some coordinating cardstock. I popped up the book to add some dimension and made my own flower with some spellbinders flower dies. The sentiment is from Unity and Annie is colored with Copics.

Thanks for stopping to see my creation today, hope you have a great week!!!
See you soon!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

Friday, April 30, 2010

Sugar Nellie New Release


Sugar Nellie, my favorite stamp company from Scotland, has some new releases to show off, AND they are giving away some prizes!!! If you would like to check it out....or try to win something.... head on over to their site by clicking on the title of this post or their name above. I don't have many of their stamps, but the ones I have I LOVE!!! I was never a fan of Manga style images until I saw their Manga Fairy....love her. I suppose by now you can tell that I like Sugar Nellies a little.

Be back soon!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

Saturday, April 24, 2010

It's Challenge Time!!!

Hello and Happy Saturday!!!

Today is challenge day at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.
This weeks challenge is a theme and sketch challenge.

The theme is April Showers....April showers bring May flowers.....any way you would like to interpret that. And Scrappy also created a wonderful sketch for us to use.


Here is the card I created with the Bugaboo character Skelekinz, isn't she cute!?!? And the sentiment comes with her, I love it.....but then I can't stop singing the song....it's a song I like so that's OK.

The rest of the Design Team created some amazing cards you should check out at the link to the blog above. It's also interesting to see how different all of our cards are for the theme.
This is a great challenge to join in because if you win you get 7 Bugaboo images,can you believe that??? 2nd and 3rd place also get a prize!!!
I can't wait to see what you create!!! Don't forget to check out all the rules at the blog link above!!
Have fun creating!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bugaboo New Release Tuesday

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Hello!!! Today is New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps!!!
Jodie has come up with some amazing new Earth Day images (I LOVE them all!!) along with some great Molly Moo images too!!! You can check them out here on the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and from there you can go to the store.

I chose this image today because my daughter is going to be holding up an Earth Ball at the end of a song in her spring concert on Friday. So, later I will have to use this image on a scrapbook layout. I also love this sentiment I found when I pulled out these Daisy Bucket, A Wondrous World papers.

This card is also for this weeks Challenge at Die Cuts R Us, where the Challenge is to use an earth or nature related element.



Hope you like it. THANKS for coming to see my New Release today!! See you soon,
{HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
digital stamp-Bugaboo Stamps
paper & sentiment-Daisy Bucket Designs
border punch-Fiskars
tag dies-Spellbinders

Digital Two For Tuesday

Today I have the honor of being Guest Designer on the great site Digital Two For Tuesday(click here). I found Cora's site some time ago while searching for vintage images. Every Tuesday she has free vintage images. I was very glad to make some cards with these images and took it as a challenge from my "normal" style. I had a hard time deciding what to do with these and instead of doing something new, I think I ended up using the images in my style, which is not what I intended, but is how they turned out. If you like vintage or just want to check out some beautiful images you should really go take a look at the site!!!




On this card I used papers and cardstock from CTMH, tag die is Quickutz, flower dies are Spellbinders and flower diecuts are Melissa Frances.

All supplies here are from Melissa Frances Fresh Twist Line. Tag and flowers dies are Spellbinders and border punch Martha Stewart.

THANKS so much for stopping bye, I will be back very soon with more to share, hope to see you then!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Beautiful Bugaboo Freebies!!!

Hello Friends!!! I have been gone a while but am VERY glad to be back in stamping land!!! We went on vacation and the beginning was AMAZING (more on that later), but the end was not much fun. Things are finally back to normal and I am very happy to share a card with you today.

You may not know that Bugaboo Stamps has a Freebie Friday every week. Jodie, the owner and artist, offers 2 free images every Friday here on the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog. Yes, I am 1 day late, but I just had to share this cute Bee Bear with you. The images are available for 1 week so be sure to go check out what else is free this week.


Along with the Bugaboo image this card is made with products from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy line (all papers and ribbon). I fell in love with this line of products when I saw it!! Have any of you seen or used the fabric paper from this line?? It looks great. My digital image is colored with copics and the sentiment is from Unity Stamps. The 2 tag dies are Spellbinders and the border punch is from Fiskars.

I hope you like this card and image as much as I do and also hope you will return often to see more of these amazing Bugaboo Stamps that I will be sharing. There will also be a Challenge next Saturday the 24th.
THANKS for your visit,
{HUGZ}
Jodi

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I {HEART} Bugaboo Stamps!!!

Hello fellow stampers and Happy Saturday!!!

Today I have a spring card to share with you, I LOVE this cute bunny!!! AND I finally get to tell you my HAPPY news!!! I am one of the new members of the BUGABOO Stamps DESIGN TEAM!!! I can't begin to tell you HOW EXCITED I am to represent and work with their stamps!!! This TOO CUTE bunny is just the very beginning of the AMAZING Digi stamps that Jodie, the owner and designer, has in her store. I couldn't believe the amount of CUTE, BEAUTIFUL and literally LAUGH OUT LOUD funny stamps that I found there. If you have never been there you really have to go to the store and see for yourself (click here).



The team is having a color challenge this week, the colors are coral, kiwi and banana (or similar). This is what those colors inspired me to make. Color Challenges are not always my best and my daughter wasn't too sure about a "coral" easter bunny, but once I found my similar colors and put it all together she thought it was "pretty nice".....which is a good review from her!! If you go to the Bugaboo Catch The Bug Challenge Blog you can find out about this Challenge and pick up one of the great freebies to participate. You could win some amazing images!!!

I want to thank Rae Anne and Tammy for their help and wisdom this week. I am really looking forward to working with everyone on this Design Team!!!
Hope you have an amazing weekend!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
digital stamp-Bugaboo Stamps
cardstock-Doodlebug & CTMH
coloring medium-Copics & Atyou Spica Markers
embossing-Cuttlebug folder
oval die cuts-Spellbinders
border punch-Martha Stewart
waxy flax-CTMH
sassy strands-CTMH
beads & flowers-CTMH

Friday, March 26, 2010

Freinds with Flair

OH MY!!!! I have had such a busy week that I actually did not realize it was Friday today, have you ever done that?? I have NEVER!!! EVER!!! I am SO SORRY to anyone visiting me for friends with flair. Since the beginning of Unity's Hip Hop Hangover I have never forgotten or mixed up my Fridays.

I hope that what I share with you soon will help a little with my explanation.
Thank you and head over to the Unity blog with the list of people that are on the ball today. Have a GREAT weekend!!!
Jodi

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Day Amelia!!

Hello fellow stamping bloggers!! Today I have a card for the Challenge over at DIE CUTS R US, one of my very favorite online stores, they have a great blog with some great challenges too....just in case you've never been there. This week their challenge is a recipe challenge and here it is.....

1 stamped image
2 die cuts
3 buttons/jewels
ribbon

I used the Amelia stamp from The Greeting Farms Happy Day set. The sentiment Happy Day is very appropriate for me this week!! I have some wonderful news that I will be able to share with you at the end of the week, YAY!!! So, you'll have to wait just a little bit for it.



Here's how I used the recipe challenge. 1 stamp already mentioned. The large circle and scalloped circle die cuts are Quickutz Cookie Cutter dies. The 2 pink jewels are Kaisercraft and the yellow is from Doodlebug. Ribbon from my craft supply.

Hope you like Amelia, she looks pretty happy don't you think??

supplies not already mentioned
patterned paper-Basic Grey June Bug
cardstock-Bazzill
color mediums-Copic and AtyouSpica Markers

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Full Of Flair

Hi,
I am still LOVING this Basic Grey Origins, I just can't get enough!!! Last week I pulled out one of my Unity wood mounted stamps to work with and that really started something. I've been looking at all of them with plans to come. Their large thin wood mounted stamps are actually the entire reason I was drawn to Unity in the first place, along with their unique handles that go along with them. I saw some new wood mounted stamps for sale so if you have never used Unity's you should really try them, they are very different than any other wood mount you will find and you don't have to buy their handles, but they do work better with them. This stamp is Scrappy Flower(I think??...I will check).



I paper pieced the leaves and flower. For the flower I added an extra layer underneath to add a little more dimension and for a little bit of the patterned paper flower look I like so much right now. All papers are Basic Grey Origins except for 2 coordinating pieces of prism cardstock.

If you just happened upon my blog today you should head over to the Unity Blog Here to see a list of all of their participants. One person will have a blinkie on their blog, and if you leave a comment there, you have a chance to win 25 random Unity stamps.

They are saying our nice, nice weather here will be over and we will get cold and maybe some more snow this weekend. I hope you are in a nice and sunny place and have a GREAT weekend. As for me, this is my favorite weekend of the year. The 1st weekend of the big NCAA college basketball tournament. I LOVE to see the under dogs beat the big guys(which has already happened 3 or 4 times yesterday)....except,of course, if it is my team. That's what I'll be doing, so the weather doesn't really matter anyway!!!
See you soon!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
paper-Basic Grey Origins
cardstock-prism
stamp-Unity
border punch-Fiskars
ink-versafine

Thursday, March 18, 2010

BUGABOO Stamps Sketch Challenge

Hello, today I have a card for a sketch challenge from Bugaboo Stamps, a digi stamp company with some GREAT stamps.


If you have never visited their store you should check it out here. I used one of their amazing freebie stamps on my card. Can you believe this amazing stamp was a freebie?? I LOVE IT!! I love the big Easter egg and really had fun coloring it.



I love the sketch too, nice and simple. It highlights the great image. Today we actually have LOTS of wonderful sunshine and I love it but it made some little shadows on my picture from all of the trees we have around.....sorry about that.

Thanks for looking, I'll be back soon with another spring card.
{HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
cardstock-Bazzill
Digi Stamp- Bugaboo Stamps
color medium-Copics
border punch-Fiskars
glitter paper, paper frills and bling- Doodlebug

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

One of My Nicest Thoughts

Today I have a card for you that I did for two different challenges. The first is the Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge WFWC5 over on The Wild Flower Patch and the second is Card Patterns Weekly Card Sketch. Here is the sketch they provided.



This image is Valentine Lily from The Wild Flower Patch. I really like her ( love that crooked smile!!) and wanted to try her with something other than a Valentine. The sentiment stamp is Unity. For the Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge we were to use the colors red, black and white, I've always loved black and white with a touch of color. Sorry for the bad photo, I finished this at night and wanted to get it posted. Lily is colored with Copics, I covered up some hearts on the bottom of her dress with a black stripe to make it less like a Valentine so then I also made the collar black. The heart she is holding and her socks are colored with moonlight smooch. I used my Atyou Spica glitter markers on her shoes, eyes, eyelashes and barrette.

All of the rest of the supplies are from my Taylored Expressions Feb 2010 Key Ingredients (except the ribbon is from my supply). Here is what I came up with.





THANKS for taking a look at my card, hope you like it and hope to see you soon.
{HUGZ}
Jodi

Friday, March 12, 2010

Unity Friday Flair with a Sketch

Hello and Happy Friday!!!
I'm so glad you came to visit today. If you just happened upon my blog you should go to the Unity Blog to see the list of participants for Friends with Flair. One of those blogs has a special blinkie, and if you leave a comment there you could win 25 random Unity stamps.

I have a card to share based on Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge( MTSC64) using a classic, wood mounted Unity tree. I never used to use sketches for my cards but lately I've really liked using them.



I am still loving this Basic Grey Origins paper and thought it would be great with this stamp. I was reading my latest PaperCrafts Magazine yesterday and saw so many cards with buttons that I decided to pull out my stash. I colored one of the clear buttons with a yellow copic marker and left the other 3 clear. Then I stamped the tree on 3 different patterned papers to put behind those buttons.



Hope you like it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Mine will be spent watching lots of March Madness College Basketball....I'm a huge fan and have it on already. I will hopefully sneak some crafting in while I watch.
THANKS for the visit, {HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
patterned paper- Basic Grey Origins
cardstock-coordinating cardstock pack from DIE CUTS R US
stamp-Unity
ink-versafine
clear buttons-Autumn Leaves
colored buttons-craft supply
pearls-kaisercraft
die tags-spellbinders
border punch-fiskars
color medium-chocolate atyou spica marker(used for outlining)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Sugar Bowl

This week I decided to do a Challenge on The Sugar Bowl Sugar Nellie Challenge Blog for the first time. I saw this image a few months ago and just fell in love with it. So, when I saw their challenge this week I thought it would be perfect for this amazing stamp (DAISY). You can get to their challenge blog by clicking here. Here is the sketch for this challenge and it is to be used along with making a Shabby Chic style project.



So, here is my card....what do you think?? I LOVE making this kind of card and would like to do it every day, but they take me so long!! I am not the fastest cardmaker to begin with so I did this in 2 steps. I colored the image yesterday and put it all together today. The Dp here are the Prima Indeed line (love it!). I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on every part of the card except the stamped image. On the purple areas I used timeless lilac and on the rest I used dazzling diamonds(my 2 favorites). It is very hard to see any glimmer on this very cloudy day here.I also used 2 different things on the edges to soften/distress. Some areas have white pigment ink and for some I used my BV08 Copic marker.

I am so happy you stopped in to see my card with this beautiful image from Sugar Nellie, a Scottish Rubber Stamp Company.....they have a lot of adorable images that are only available here .
Hope to see you again soon!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
cardstock-Bazzill
Design Paper-Prima Indeed
glitter paper-DCWV
stamp-Sugar Nellie Daisy
Ink-Memento
2 tag dies-Spellbinders
circle scallop die-Quickutz
border punch-Fiskars
coloring medium-Copic Markers, White Smooch
glimmer mist-Tattered Angels
bling(square)-Bazzill
flowers and flower bling-CTMH
lace trim-craft supply

Monday, March 8, 2010

H{ippity} Hopping Monday

Hello Monday Hoppers,

Today I made a quick spring card with the wonderful {ippity} set Just Wanted To Say.....
I had this Kraft cardstock I wanted to use but it was too dark. So I found my white pigment based ink and used a Unity background stamp and also inked the edges to soften it up a little bit.


Well, I'm not that really happy with how it turned out.....but I think it's OK for a thinking of you card.

If you just happened upon my blog today you should head over to the {ippity} blog to check out the list of h{ippity} hoppers, they have some wonderful inspiration to share with you. Click here to get there.

YAY!!! Today I made the top 3 at DIE CUTS R US with my yellow dress card a couple of posts down. It is one of my very favorite cards ever, so it is REALLY GREAT to have it highlighted!!! If you have never been there you should check it out, They have some GREAT challenges and they carry Unity stamps....I LOVE IT!!! CLICK HERE for the design team blog.

I'm so glad you took the time to visit, hope you have a happy, crafty week!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
all papers- Making Memories Flowers Patch
stamp-{ippity} Just wanted to say...., Unity background stamp
ink-versafine black, CTMH White pigment based
tag die-spellbinders
border punch- Martha Stewart

Friday, March 5, 2010

Unity Stamps and Basic Grey, LOVE this combo!!!

Hello & happy Friday!!
Welcome to another Friday full of Unity and LOTS of FLAIR!!! Unity Stamps are so awesome that I think they bring out the flair or mojo or whatever you would like to call it, in a lot of us. On Fridays we get to share our love for Unity by posting projects using their stamps. I LOVE getting to see what everyone comes up with, how we can all make something completely different out of the same stamps.

If you just happened upon my blog today you might want to go to the Unity Blog here
to see the list of everyone with projects to share. The blog is also looking VERY cute with elements from the March kit of the month. There will be one blog with a hidden blinkie, and if you find it, be sure to leave a comment....you could win 25 random Unity stamps!!!


The beautiful sunshine and melting snow the past few days inspired me to use this cute, cute stamp set along with these Basic Grey papers, they all seem to sing "have a happy day" without actually saying it.

I'm SO VERY GLAD you stopped bye today, hope to see you again soon!!!
Have a HAPPY weekend!!!
{HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
stamp-Unity Stamp Co Could I Be Any Cuter?
all papers and chipboard-Basic Grey Urban Praire
ink-Memento
border punch-Martha Stewart
2 tag dies-Spellbinders

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ready for Spring with a yellow dress!

Today I have a card I made for 2 challenges. The first is a Sketch Challenge at Die Cuts R Us and the 2nd is at Crazy 4 Challenges called It's all about Texture!, To create a project using at least 3 different textures.

Here is the sketch created by Lori from the Die Cuts R Us Design Team.


As I was looking through some old stamps I found this set of dresses, I have no idea who they are made by, so if any of you have an idea please let me know so I can give them credit. It is a set of 10 dresses on hangers. I have not used them much before, but now that I am using Copics they are lots of fun to color!!! I flipped the sketch to the side, used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the dress mat and the scalloped pieces, added ribbon and a bow (made with the Bow- easy....LOVE it!!) and then made the flower using this tutorial I found on Lord Have Mercy! Click here to check it out.



THANKS for taking a look at my yellow dress card!! It reminds me of my Senior prom dress, though now that I think of it...it snowed that night, a big snow storm in May!! It's not the only snow I remember in May here in Wisconsin.
See you tomorrow for some Unity Friends With Flair.
{HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
paper-Basic Grey Origins and Coordinating cardstock from Die Cuts R Us
Stamp-??
ink-Memento
cutting die-spellbinders scalloped rectangle and flower die used for paper flower
embossing folder-Cuttlebug
border punch- Martha Stewart
coloring medium-Copic Markers
ribbon and brad from craft supply

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Taylored Expressions sketch TESC102 with Key Ingredients

Hello to my cyber space crafting pals, hope you are having a great week. I decided to do another Taylored Expressions sketch challenge today, here is the sketch...



The supplies used for this card are from Taylored Expressions January Key Ingredients, except for the pearls and the digital stamp. The bright sunshine was at the wrong angle when I took this picture because the pearls left shadows however I positioned the card....though I won't complain about the sunshine.


THANKS for visiting!! I hope you like my card!! I loved coloring the cute pixie and think she is perfect for these papers and this sketch. See you soon,
{HUGZ}
Jodi

card supplies
stamp-C.C. Designs DIGI Swiss Pixie Heidi Among The Flowers
papers-Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients January 2010(Dp Basic Grey Nook & Pantry)
cutting dies- rectangle ticket and scalloped rectangle from Spellbinders
pearls-Kaisercraft
embossing-Cuttlebug embossing folder
coloring medium- Copic markers