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!!!