Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Humor Me Wednesday...Pie Day



Good morning! It's Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug; holidays for this week are:

01-19-2020 Popcorn Day
01-20-2020 Penguin Awareness Day
01-21-2020 Hugging Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day
01-23-2020 Pie Day
01-24-2020 Compliment Day, Global Belly Laugh Day
01-25-2020 Opposite Day

I went with Pie Day...it was the perfect opportunity to color up this adorable Dottie...she's whipping up a cherry pie to be specific! I've paired her with some adorable Doodlebug papers from my stash and the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Dottie Baking" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select, Pure Poppy, and Dark Chocolate CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Die, SU! Corner Rounder Punch

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you!

Challenges entered:

Try Stampin' On Tuesday: #440 Sketch


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Day 2: Down on the Farm Birthday Bash



Good morning! Welcome to Day 2 of our week long Down on the Farm Birthday Bash! Today we have a Sketch Challenge for you, here it is:


I flipped the image panel and decided to go with white cardstock and textured vellum...it really puts the focus on the kitty. The image is colored with pencils and I've embellished simply with white brads. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Digital Image
Sentiment: MFT Pure Innocence "Happy Birthday to You"
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir Black
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, PTI Textured Vellum, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spare Parts Brads, Spellbinders Dies, Lil' Inker Designs Die, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. Check out the entire week's challenges here. We do hope you will play along...there are prizes to be won! Remember, this is a birthday bash so projects must be birthday themed. Bugaboo images are not required, but we would love to see them featured. Here's a link to the store, Jodie has a huge selection of images perfect for the occasion.

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: January Challenge (must have a critter)
Crafty Catz: #488 Anything Goes (optional twist-animals)
Fab 'n' Funky: #463 No Designer Paper
Simply Create Too: #156 Monochromatic
Try it on Tuesday: What a Cutie/Make Someone Smile Today

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Catch the Bug's 10th Annual Birthday Bash



Welcome to Day 1 of our week-long Down on the Farm Birthday Bash! Farm life is great, I grew up on one! We raised cattle, hogs, and sheep; there were also horses, cats, and dogs. My playhouse was an old chicken coop and my younger siblings were on their pony at the age of 2. It was a peaceful, wholesome life. I digress...back to the challenge! For today we would like you to create a farm themed project.

I love Jodie's selection of chicks in the store and had a blast coloring this one up! I used pencils and added a bit of glitter to the balloons and to her "eyeshadow". After all, a chick has got to be fancy! Right? Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Chickz-Happy Birdday Chickie" Digital Image
Sentiment: MFT PI "Happy Birthday to You"
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir Black
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo CS, PTI New Leaf CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", The Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. Check out the entire week's challenges here. We do hope you will play along...there are prizes to be had! Remember, this is a birthday bash so projects must be birthday themed. Bugaboo images are not required, but we would love to see them used. Here's a link to the store, Jodie has a huge selection of images perfect for the occasion.

Challenges entered:

Color Crazy: Week 1 Anything Goes
ModSquad: Birthday Balloons
Paper Craft Crew: #365 Sketch


Seize the Birthday: #180 Layer It

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Holiday Critter Chaos 2019



Good morning! Welcome to Catch the Bug's annual Holiday Critter Chaos! Get ready for a week of fun, inspiration, and prizes...we do hope you will play along! To kick off the week we would like you to create a project using a Holiday Critter AND Snow


Here's what I have created for you:


Does that wee birdie count as a critter? Why yes, indeed she does! I love today's theme; here in the Midwest we have plenty of snow. (The last 2 snowfalls have been the light, fluffy stuff so it's easy to scoop; I'm very thankful for that!) I've pulled some snow themed papers from my stash and colored the image to coordinate. I've used sparkly die cut snowflakes for embellishing. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Snowman 004" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, SU! Ruby Red CS, Imaginisce Patterned Paper, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details here. Play along for chance to win awesome Bugaboo images from the shop!

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps: #180 Cold and Frosty
Alphabet Challenge: "S is for Snow"
Always Fun Challenges: #140 Snowflakes
Crafting Happiness: #26 Winter
Cute Card Thursday: #612 Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze: #162 Let it Snow

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Catch the Bug...Oldie But Goodie



Good morning! It's Oldie But Goodie day at Catch the Bug and I chose this cute little Troll to color. She reminds me of the Trolls I played with as a child; I guess I didn't really like to play with them, I liked to sew them clothes! Anybody else out there play with Trolls...or sew their clothes?!

I've colored her to coordinate with this yummy Doodlebug patterned paper. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday and I've embellished simply with a sentiment banner and a die cut heart. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Christmas Troll" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Die, Foam Tape

Challenge entered:

Sketch Saturday: #593

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, December 2, 2019

Catch the Bug...Anything But a Card



Good morning! Monday means Anything But a Card at Catch the Bug. I've used one of my favorite Christmas images and decorated a tin filled with Hershey's Nuggets. This is such an easy item to create and have on hand...just in case you need a "little something" unexpectedly!

The image is colored with pencils and I've added some die cuts for embellishing. The candy is wrapped with a strip of patterned paper and the image is attached to a band so it will easily slide on and off the tin.

Image: Bugaboo "Reindeer Trio" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI and SU! CS, The Paper Studio Glitter CS, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Dies

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you!

Challenges entered:

Allsorts Challenge Blog: #548 Christmas Gifts
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: #149 Y is for Yummy

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, November 22, 2019

Bugaboo Freebie Friday...AKV Fall Leaves



Good morning! It's Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug and I'm playing with the adorable AKV Fall Leaves today. I find it hard to resist that cheerful, smiling face! I've colored the image to coordinate with this fabulous patterned paper from Doodlebug; what I like so much are the not-traditional fall colors. I have to say that I love a fall card in lavender and teal! I've used a past sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #410. Here's a close-up: 


Image: Bugaboo AKV Leaves Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI CS (Lavender Moon), SU! CS (teal), Doodlebug Patterned Papers
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Lawn Fawn Die (hello), The Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots, Foam Tape

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps: #179 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #295 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge Blog: #45 Anything Goes Coloring
Corrosive Challenge Blog: #11 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: November "Cute and Girly"
Crafty Gals Corner: #201 Anything Fall Goes
Cut It Up: #187 Celebrate Fall

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, they are sure to inspire you! You can snag your FREE AKV Leaves image here. If you make a card with the image, please leave a comment on this post so I can check out YOUR creation!

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela