Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Catch the Bug...New Release Tuesday



Good morning...it's New Release Day at Catch the Bug! I'm loving the image today; she is not my usual "go to" but I sure did have a good time coloring her! I found the cutest paper pad at Hobby Lobby; I love the non-traditional valentine colors and thought they were perfect for this image.

She's colored with pencils and accented with glitter. (The kitty is colored to resemble my Wendel!) I've used the sketch from Paper Craft Crew and embellished with some enamel dots. Here's a close-up:


Please head over to Catch the Bug and check out the DT's creations with this fun image...they are sure to inspire you! You can check out the New Release images at the Bugaboo store.

Challenges entered: 

Always Fun Challenges: "Love/Valentines"
Brown Sugar: #287 Love and/or St. Valentine's Day
Card Mania Challenges: #113 Love is in the Air
Crafty Cardmakers: #227 Love, Love, Love
Dragonfly Dreams: Include a Heart
Paper Craft Crew: Sketch #325
Sweet Stampin': Valentine's


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Catch the Bug...Anything Goes


Good morning! It's the first Saturday of the month, so you know what that means...Anything Goes at Catch the Bug! I thought I would get into the Valentine spirit today since it is right around the corner. (Time to get a care package ready to send to my daughter in college!)

I used the adorable image Happy Valentine's Day to Ewe. I love coloring these ewes...good practice using the gray and black pencils! I've embellished simply with glitter and a die cut heart. I love the touch of orange in the patterned papers, it's an unexpected twist from the original Valentine colors. Here's a close-up:             


Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Martha Stewart "Crystal Fine" Glitter, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (stitched circle and heart), Spellbinders Nestabilities (scalloped circle), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you! Maybe even leave them a bit of love for their efforts...'tis the season after all!

Challenges entered:

Brown Sugar: #287 Love and/or St. Valentine's Day
CAS(E) this Sketch!: #307


Crafting By Designs: Animals
Cute Card Thursday: #567 Valentine's Day
Cut It Up: #166 Hearts (must include die cuts)
Papercraft Challenges: #29 Bright Colors
Pile it On: Land and/or Water Animals
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: #127 V is for Valentine
Southern Girls: Love is in the Air

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Bugaboo New Release Tuesday



Good morning! It's New Release Tuesday at Catch the Bug and I love this adorable bird perched in the snow! This image is perfect for the weather we are having in the Midwest...snow...and more snow! I've colored her with pencils and accented her with glitter and die cut snowflakes. The sketch is from Sunday Stamps.

Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, SU! CS, PTI CS
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter, Martha Stewart Glitter, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Foam Tape

Here's a close-up:


Please check out the rest of  the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you. It's fun to see the different variations using the same image!

Challenges entered:

Brown Sugar: #286 Recipe 3-2-1 (3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 living thing that flies)
Card Mania: CMC #112 Baby It's Cold Outside
Color Crazy: Coloring (anything goes)
Craft Rocket: #55 Winter
Sunday Stamps: SSC #196 Sketch


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Release Tuesday...Monster Style



Good morning...welcome back to Day 4 of the Monster Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug! Today is New Release Day, plus we have a BINGO card for you to play! Here it is:


I went top left to bottom right: Die Cut (heart), Player's Choice (clean and simple), and Stripes (pink and blue monster). This was really a fun image to color! I used my Prisma pencils and coordinated it with one of my all time favorite patterned papers from Doodlebug (I am getting down to scraps!). I kept the layout super simple and added my signature heart die cut. This one will fit in an envelope and only require 1 stamp...woot woot!

Image: Bugaboo Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, SU! Passion Pink CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Die

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

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Monster Party



Good morning! It's that time of year again...time for Bugaboo's Annual Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug! To celebrate 9 years, we are having a Monster Bash, so stay tuned for some fun challenges and great inspiration! We are kicking off the week with a Monster Party...that's right, we want to see monsters on your project!


Here is what I have created for you:


I've used Make it Snappy Monsterific and pulled out some festive paper from my stash. The image is colored with pencils to coordinate with the papers and I've used an older sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Once again, I realized I haven't used any embellishments...hmmm, interesting! I love embellishments, but sometimes I think you don't need them. What do you think?

Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI CS, SU CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (circle, heart), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Design Team's creations here, and the challenge details here...play along for the chance to win awesome Bugaboo images!

Challenges entered:

Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #444 Anything Goes (with an optional twist...Birthday)
Shopping Our Stash: #385 Winter Blues

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, December 10, 2018

Humor Me Wednesday



Good morning...it's Humor Me Wednesday at Catch the Bug! Specials days this week are:

December 9: Worldwide Candle Lighting Day
December 10: Human Rights Day
December 10: International Animal Rights Day
December 12: National Cocoa Day
December 12: Poinsettia Day
December 15: International Tea Day
December 15: National Cupcake Day

I'm partial to cupcakes (actually most things sweet!) so I went with this adorable unicorn holding a cupcake! She's colored with pencils and I've added some glitter to her eyelids and horn. The CAS sketch is from Paper Craft Crew. Here's my card:


Image: Bugaboo "Birthday Unicorn Set 2" Digital Stamp Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Lemon Tart CS, SU! Melon Mambo CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Lil' Inker Designs Dies

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

Challenges entered:

Color Crazy Challenge: #49 Anything Goes (with coloring)
Crazy for CAS: #12 Non-Christmas

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, December 6, 2018

What the Fruit Cake?



Good morning...welcome back to Day 6 of Awkward Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug! Our theme today is "What the FRUIT CAKE?"...make a project using the color scheme below:


Dottie is printed on Cryogen...I just love the subtle sparkle...and colored to match the fruit cake. (Do we have any fruit cake lovers out there? I have never tried it!) I've added a healthy dose of glitter and went all white with the card; the card base is Cryogen and layers are both textured vellum and Cryogen. The sketch is an oldie from Sketch Saturday #374. Here's what I've created:


Image: Bugaboo "Dottie Christmas Shop" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: Cryogen White CS, PTI Vellum
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Lil' Inker Designs Dies

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details...play along for the chance to win awesome Bugaboo images! Below is a list of challenges for the week:


Challenges entered:

AAA Cards: Mostly White (CAS)
ABC Christmas Challenge: Y and Z are for? (Z for zero embellishments...I hope glitter doesn't count!)
Cards in Envy: The Spirit of Christmas
Crafty Calendar: It's Christmas Time
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: Tristan's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela