Thursday, January 17, 2019

Monster Party! for Bugaboo Stamps

And the party goes on!At Bugaboo Stamps, we've been celebrating all week with a 9th Birthday celebration, and it's been a Monster Bash!  The fun is all happening at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. Today's fun is a color challenge.  

I'll show you my card first, featuring the Monsters 4 Block, then the color scheme I used:



I only used one of the 4 monsters in the Monster 4 Block digi set. I put the whole square image in my photo editing software and cropped out all but one image, saving it as a jpg, then it was just a matter of coloring it up with Copic markers and creating the card.

Here's the color photo I used for this card:

My photo turned out a bit dark because of the silver stars on my card.  Sorry about that!  Papers on this card are an old stack from My Mind's Eye. I computer generated the sentiment. 

So, now it's your turn to join in the fun!  It's a color challenge, and seriously, it's hard to NOT find a color in that color photo.  Find a monster image at Bugaboo Stamps and join us.  There are TONS of prizes to be won this week.  If you need a monster image, check out the freebie from last Friday!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- January Linky Party
Digichoosday -- ATG

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Party Hardy -- it's a New Release for Bugaboo's 9th Birthday!

It's a big birthday party this week at Bugaboo Stamps!  For 9 years now, Jodie has been creating fun, quirky, sometimes sentimental, always wonderful digital images for us to create with.  Nine years!  That much creativity totally blows me out of the water!  Some of the first images I ever colored up were Bugaboo Stamps, and I still love them today. We're celebrating all week long with a super party.  All the details are at the Catch The Bug Blog. It's one big Monster Party.

Today's new release was created just for this party.  It will be the image that all prize winners will get as part of their prize package this week (plus lots of other goodies, too!).



This digi is called Monsters Topper, and you'll find it at a special price, if you'd like to buy it, but you might get lucky enough to win it with all the winners that will be chosen this week!

I colored Monsters Topper with Copic markers, then fussy cut the image.   I added a party hat and candle that are stickers. They are not part of the original image.   I also computer generated the sentiment. Papers and elements are from Photo Play. 

Today's challenge at Catch the Bug is a bingo challenge.  Here's the bingo card:

I used a die cut, players Choice, and stripes on this card.

I used this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday, modifying it somewhat because I didn't need the space for a sentiment.  Here's that sketch: 


Here's the whole set of monsters that will be awarded to winners this week. This is only a part of the prizes awarded.  See all the details at Catch the Bug



Come join in the monster fun at Bugaboo Stamps!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday-- week #546
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Dream Valley Challenges -- ATG
Get Creative Challenges -- ATG


3 Heads are Better than 1 -- a Bugaboo Stamps New Release

The Ninth Birthday Celebration continues at Bugaboo Stamps with a flash freebie today for a monster image, Monster 3. You can get this free for 12 hours!  GOOOOO!!!! There's also a new challenge today at Catch the Bug Challenges in honor of the 9th Birthday celebration.  Today's challenge is bingo challenge, and I'll place the bingo chart below.  First, though, my card using Monster 3:



I colored Monster 3 with Copic markers.  Now, for the bingo chart I used on this card:
I followed the chart in 2 directions: I used a Die Cut, Player's Choice (image), and Stripes.  Then, I used Sentiment, Players Choice (glimmer trim), and Tag.

Now it's your turn. Link up your bingo creations at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  There's events happening all week and great prizes to win! 


Remember, it's a 12 hour flash freebie!  Today only! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart -- ATG
D.L. Art -- January Linky Party
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- ATG

Monday, January 14, 2019

You are Too Tweet! for Tiddly Inks and We Are 3

Tiddly Inks and We Are 3 -- 2 Tweet companies that I'm posting for today.  Bonnie Kohane, the owner of We Are 3 Digital Shop, gave me a gift certificate for Tiddly Inks for Christmas because she knew  I liked to color up cute images, and cute dogs (there are some awesome ones at Tiddly Inks!).  Since one of the new releases this month at We Are 3 Digital Shop is the Vintage Bird paper collection, I thought I would pick a digi stamp to color up that would work well to go with the paper.  This is the image I chose.  Before I even got it colored, Christy announced a design team call at Tiddly Inks, and I just have to give it a try!  When I first started learning how to color with Copic markers quite a few years ago now, Tiddly Inks were some of the first images I learned on.  I've loved Tiddly Inks ever since.

Here's Wryn and Wren Too Tweet:

I colored Wryn and Wren Too Tweet with Copic markers, and used the sentiment that comes with the set. 

As I mentioned above, the papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from one of this month's New Releases, Vintage Bird paper collection.  These are beautiful papers in soft pinks, peaches, browns, and tans, with hints of green. 

I constructed the card using a Spellbinders label die set.  The lace was purchased at Hobby Lobby, and the peacock colored crinkle ribbon is from the D.L. Art Etsy Store.  I won it from a challenge at D.L. Art.  Thank you, Diana!!!

I hope you have enjoyed Wryn and Wren.  I certainly enjoyed coloring them up, working with these beautiful papers, and making them into a card!  

If you'd like information on the Tiddly Inks design team call, you'll find it in this post.


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- January Linky Party
Stamping Sensations - Fabulously Feminine
Color Crazy Challenge -- ATG
Color It, Create It, Show It Off -- ATG
Pink Gem Challenge -- ATG
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- Wing It

Sunday, January 13, 2019

I'm Cute -- Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo

The 9th birthday party continues at Bugaboo Stamps! Today, a Stella Says Sketch challenge is beginning, and the monster theme continues at Catch the Bug

I'll show you my card first, then the sketch Stella has us using.  The stamp I used is My Lil Monster Cute:

I colored My Lil Monster Cute with Copic markers and found an old paper stack from My Mind's Eye where the paper colors matched the monster. The sentiment is part of the My Lil Monster Cute set

Here's the sketch for today's challenge:


As you can see, I followed that sketch pretty darn closely.  No need to be too creative! I'll leave that up to you!

I hope you can join in on the 9th birthday celebration at Bugaboo Stamps.  You'll find all the fun all week long at Catch the Bug Challenges
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafting with Friends -- ATG
613 Avenue Create -- ATG
Crazy 4 Challenges -- Make a Humorous Card
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- ATG 4 Kids
Outlawz Monday Challenge -- Wing It

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Winter Hello Card -- for Dies R Us

Winter greetings, fellow crafters!  I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration blog today with a card featuring one of my favorite birds -- the cardinal.  Seeing them against pristine white snow takes my breath away.  It's one of the things I love about winter!
I have a winter card to share today, with my favorite cardinal featured front and center:



Here's a picture of the supplies I used, and I'll link them at the end of this post:

The cardinal is a die from Frantic Stamper.  I used the smaller one on this card.  Here are all the pieces cut, but not assembled:


Here are the other die cuts, before they are assembled.  Aren't they pretty?

I glued everything together with The Best Glue Ever.  It worked very well for these intricate die cuts!


Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are one of January's new releases.  They are part of the Vintage Bird Paper Collection

Dies R Us products used on this card:







Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks for visiting... hope to see you again soon, Have a great day.

It's Party Time! at Bugaboo Stamps!

Let the party begin! Today starts a weeklong party at Catch The Bug Blog and Bugaboo Stamps. It's the 9th annual birthday bash and it's a Monster Mash! You'll be seeing a monstrously good amount of fun all week long!  Follow along for a whole week of challenges (and tons of prizes!!!) at the Catch the Bug blog

The party starts with the usual Saturday challenge, and the theme is Monster Party!  I made this monster card to start the fun, using Monster Birthday Balloon:

I colored Monster Birthday Balloon with Copic markers.  I found some bright, fun birthday papers at AMB Illustrations that screamed Monster Party to me.  The dies I used are from Whimsy Stamps.  The sequins are from Close To My Heart.  The sentiment was computer generated.  

Alright!  Let's get this party started!  Get going on your monster projects and link them up at Catch the Bug Challenges.  
If you need a monster digi to get you started, check out yesterday's freebie at Bugaboo Stamps (hint, hint!).  Check back tomorrow to see what the next monstrously fun Bugaboo even will be!  You'll find all the events all week long at Catch the Bug


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- January Linky Party
Crafting With Friends -- ATG
The Happy Craft Challenge -- ATG
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Birthday

Friday, January 11, 2019

Snow Much Happiness -- for Di's Digi Designs Challenges

It's Saturday, and it's the start of the first challenge of the year at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog. The theme for this first challenge is "Snow Much Fun" -- perfect for winter cards and projects!

I used the darling Snowman & Robin digi to create this:


I colored Snowman & Robin with Copic markers.  The sentiment was computer generated onto a Close To My Heart banner die. 

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from  the Newly Released Snowmen Paper Collection.

The snowflake die is from Cheery Lynn, and it's one of my favorites. 

I hope you can join us during the next 2 weeks for the "Snow Much Fun" challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog.  We've got great prizes you can win, and I'd love to see what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
DigiChoosday -- ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Crafty Sentiments Challenge --ATG
Winter Wonderland-- Snow Time!
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- New Years

It's a Monster of a Day! Freebie Friday at Bugaboo!

It's Fri-Yay!  It's time for a freebie at Bugaboo Stamps!  Today's is extra special because it kicks off Bugaboo Stamps 9th Birthday Celebration!  Nine years of drawing adorable and snarky and beautiful images for all of us to color up.  Can you imagine being consistently creativity for that long?  I. Am. So. Amazed!  Huge congratulations to Jodie for this accomplishment.   Come join the fun all week at Bugaboo Stamps.  You'll find all the festivities on the Catch The Bug Blog, starting with a Monster of a party tomorrow!

But, today!  TODAY there is a FREEEBBBBBBIIIIEEEEEE!  And it's a monster of a cute one!  Here it    issssssssss!



This is Birthday Monster 1, and he's free this week so you can play along in all the challenges with him.  There's also other monster images that are fun and adorable.  When I put "monster" in the search engine in the Bugaboo Store, I even came up with some cute $1 digis, so there is no excuse not to join us this week! (OK, maybe lack of time.)

I colored Birthday Monster 1 with Copic markers, then used papers from the We Are 3 Etsy store to make the card.  The confetti background paper is from the Celebrate paper collection.  The lively strip of paper is from the Cupcake Toppers collection

I am playing along with the sketch at Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge on this card.  Here's the sketch I used:


As you can see, I followed it very closely.  Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring The Outlawz Wednesday Sketches this month (Hurray!), so come play along!  There's great prizes to be won!

Grab today's freebie, then join us at Catch the Bug for a week-long Celebration!  It's going to be great! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- Jan. 9
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Crafting with an Attitude  -- ATG

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Snow Days are the Best Days -- for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Snow Days!  They are one of my favorite things of winter.  I also love snowmen! I combined 2 of my favorite things on this card featuring snowmen and papers from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez



This darling image is Snowmen Looking at the Stars digital stamp. 

I colored Snowmen Looking at the Stars with Copic markers.  Papers on this card are also from Kinda Cute By Patricia Alvarez. I used papers from 4 different collections -- the Blue Christmas papers (light blue snowflakes) , the Bright Christmas (red with papers (red with white dots), Red & Black Love Collection (red hearts) and the Red and Blue Basics papers (blue paper with white stars).

The sentiment is a New Release this month from We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is part of the Snow Days Sentiment Set

I used this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday on this card.  I'm glad they are back at it after their Christmas break! Here's the sketch I used:
Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez -- visit the Facebook Group here! Visit the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez store here, and the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Blog here. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday --week #545
D.L. Art -- January Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG

Monday, January 7, 2019

Let Your Light Shine -- for Path of Positivity

Here we go again!  It's a new month, and a new year of challenges at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  This year, in order to qualify for the prizes from our awesome sponsors, you need only hav e project that is inspirational in theme.  How easy is that?

Speaking of sponsors, this month, we are sponsored by Ike's Art and we have a new ongoing sponsor of Scribbles Designs

For today's challenge, I "worked" with an image from Ike's Art called Blossom.  I find pretty flowers very inspirational when it's cold, dark, and dreary in January!



I colored up the Blossoms with Copic markers, then fussy cut them out.  The sentiment is a stamp from Close To My Heart -- inspirational, for sure!  I've been wanting to use that floral border die cut for a long time.  A friend of mine and I exchanged a bunch if die cuts, and this is one she sent me, so I don't know who it's by, but I think it is so pretty!  The rose paper in the background is from AMB Illustrations.  They have an Etsy Shop.

The Path of Positivity Challenges go all month.  It starts today, January 7, and goes until February 3.   Surely, you'll make something inspirational in that amount of time and can link up with us!  I'd love to see what you make!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- January Linky Challenge
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Ike's World Challenge -- ATG


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Penguin Birthday -- for Stella Says Sketch

It's Sunday, and Stella is saying "Sketch!" at Catch the Bug Challenges.  And, I don't know about you, but I don't argue with Stella!  She rules at Bugaboo Stamps!  Today starts the first Stella Says Sketch of 2019, so join us and start a trend! (Stella is very trendy!)

My brother's birthday is this week, and he loves to ski. He's been on the ski patrol and has been a downhill ski coach for over 35 years now.  I can't even imagine the young lives he has touched with his skills!  Every year, I look for a skiing image to color up for him for his birthday card.  It's very convenient that his birthday is in January!

Here's Winter Penguin Ski:



I colored Winter Penguin Ski with Copic markers.  Then, of course, I used this week's sketch from Stella Says Sketch:



Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are part of the January new release.  They are from the Snowmen Digital Paper Collection

The Stella Says Sketch Challenges at Catch the Bug run for 2 weeks, so you'll have until Jan. 19 to enter this challenge.  Have fun! 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges -- Winter
Seize the Birthday - ATG
Card Mania Challenge -- Baby, it's Cold Outside 
CCC Digi Creations -- Happy Birthday
Crafty Gals Corner -- Snow Much Fun
Inspire, Create Challenges -- Party

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Snowflake Thanks -- for Dies R Us

Happy Sunday, blog readers.  I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration blog today, sharing a winter thanks card. It seems I am often in need of thank you cards, and so soon after Christmas, I'm still sending out some from the many gifts my husband and I received.  Here's one I created using dies from the Dies R Us Store:



Isn't that large snowflake stunning?  Here's the supplies I used.  I'll link them at the  bottom of this post:


Probably the hardest part of this card was choosing the papers.  I wanted something that would really make that snowflake block pop.  I thought a background paper with some shine would do it.

 Here's all the pieces after they've been die cut:


I used 2 different brands of dies on this card -- Impression Obsession and Amy Design, and each die cut beautifully, regardless of the type of paper I was cutting it on.

I assembled everything using the Best Glue Ever.  It really does live up to its name.  It's great for intricate die cuts. 

Here's that list of supplies I promised you:






Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are from the January new release.  They are the Snowmen paper collection

I'll close with a picture of my 7 month of puppy, Winter.  He loves winter, snow, and running free! He sends you Warm Winter Wishes and thanks you for stopping by today! 

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks for visiting... hope to see you again soon, Have a great day.