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