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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Oldie But Goodie



Good morning! It's Oldie But Goodie Thursday at Catch the Bug and I've made a card to send to my daughter at college...I have always called her "my little monkey"!

The image is colored with pencils and I've added glitter to the balloon. I went clean and simple with the layout using just a strip of patterned paper. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Stamps (not yet in store)
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy CS, PTI Patterned Paper
Embellie: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out Stephanie's creation here...she is sure to inspire you!

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oldie But Goodie



Good morning! It's Oldie But Goodie Thursday at Catch the Bug and I'm using Cat Rat Birthday.

I made this card for my daughter's boyfriend's birthday. His favorite color is green and I knew I wanted it to have an orange cat on it, so I went hunting through my images for the perfect one. (A little background on the "orange cat"....We have an orange cat named Wendel and Carter just loves him! When the kids come home from school for the weekend, playing with Wendel is at the top of the list. It's fun to see the softer side of a young man! I do realize this doesn't really look like a card for a young man, but Carter did understand the "Wendel" connection!) I've colored the image with pencils and restrained myself from glittering it up..lol! I used some birthday themed papers from a 6x6 pad and added a bit of ribbon for embellishing. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Cat Rat Birthday" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI New Leaf and Orange Zest CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellie: SU! Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone,Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here for inspiration...then pick an oldie but goodie from your stash and create!

Challenges entered:

Always Fun Challenges: #27 Lots of Layers
Crafty Animals: #7 Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #165 One for the Boys
Incy Wincy Designs: Let's Celebrate
Make My Monday: #56 Animal Antics

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, October 2, 2017

Catch the Bug ABC



Good morning! It's Anything But a Card Monday at Catch the Bug. I've decorated a sorbetto container and filled it with candy corn. (I went to buy a pint of Ben and Jerry's after work one night and walked out with 2 pints of Talenti...I recommend it! I need to go back for 2 more pints so I can make enough for all my daughter's roommates at school!)

The supplies:


Bobblehead Ghost (one of Jodie's new Halloween images!) is colored with pencils and accented with glitter and googlie eyes, then die cut and mounted with Spellbinders. I adhered a patterned paper band around the container and adhered the image panel over the top. Here's a close-up of the image:


Image: Bugaboo Bobblehead Ghost Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Tangerine Tango CS, Pebbles Patterned Paper
Embellies: Googlie Eyes, Martha Stewart Glitter in "Lemon Drop"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with Bugaboo's Halloween images here.

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Stella Says Sketch #515



Good morning! Stella has a new sketch for you to try...and it's a good one! I used one of Jodie's adorable new Halloween images for this card; I'll have to say she had me at "the tooth"! Oh my...such cuteness! Here's the sketch:


I've colored the image with pencils; while relaxing and listening to music, coloring is so therapeutic, I enjoyed the process of making this card...from start to finish. Halloween cards are my favorite to make...hands down! I pulled out some of my punches and dies for embellishing; the clouds are cut from felt and the bats are punched from glitter CS. No sentiment like the sketch, but I've added a CS strip to "ground" the card. I love how this one turned out...may have to send it to my daughter at college! Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Cute Halloween Set 2" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Pear Pizazz and Tangerine Tango CS, The Paper Studio Glitter CS, Fancy Pants Designs Patterned Paper
Embellies: Bella Dots
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (clouds), Martha Stewart Punch (bats), MFT Felt, Foam Tape

Please head on over to Catch the Bug to check out the rest of the DT's creations using our newest sketch...they are sure to inspire you! Play along for the chance to win images from Bugaboo Stamps!

Challenges entered:

Artistic Inspirations: #186 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: #434 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving
Crafty Creations: #350 Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room: #319 Any Holiday
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Oh Boy! (That pumpkin's tooth...oh boy!)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, September 22, 2017

Bugaboo Freebie Friday



Good morning! It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo...that means you can grab this image for free! It doesn't get any better than that!

I have a soft spot for monkeys and this little cutie is no exception; I've colored her with pencils and added some mini brads to her shoes along with glitter to her pompoms and the "S". I've used a simple layout to keep the focus on the image. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Cheer Monkey 1 Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Summer Sun CS, PTI Basic Black CS, PTI Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads, Fairy Dust Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

Please head over the the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the DT's creations...don't forget to pick up your image too!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything Goes (with a critter)
Brown Sugar: #268 Back to School
Jo's Scrap Shack: #206 Always Anything Goes with Bugaboo 

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bugaboo: New Release Tuesday



Good morning! It's New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo; it's one of my favorite characters, Gus, and he's a bit cheeky! I've colored him with pencils to coordinate with the patterned paper, here's a close-up:


The sketch is an old one from Your Next Stamp.


Image: Frame It-Gus Another Year Digital Image
Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI New Leaf and Dark Chocolate CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, EK Success Circle Punch, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with today's releases here.

Challenges entered:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: "M" for Make Your Mark
The Crafter's Cafe: #181 Boys Will Be Boys

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, September 2, 2017

That's MISTER old fart to you!



Good morning! It's "Anything Goes" at Catch the Bug this week! A friend asked if I would make a card for her dad's birthday...she wanted it to say "90", but other than that I was able to just create...how fun!

I went with Gus...and a little humor! He's colored with pencils to coordinate with some papers from my stash. I've embellished with mesh and ribbon, along with a sentiment and die cut numbers.

Image: Bugaboo "Gus Birthday-Old Fart" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Orange Zest and Dark Chocolate CS, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Orange Zest Satin Ribbon, Brown Mesh (stash)
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, PTI Number Dies, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. Play along for the chance to win some of Jodi's adorable Bugaboo images! Check out these new images in the shop; I adore the Halloween ones...such cuteness...swoon! (Stay tuned...I will be using these...can't wait to color them up!)

Challenges entered:

Crafty Friends: #65 Birthdays
Moving Along With The Times: #53 Add a Number
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #171 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela