Saturday, October 30, 2010

Autum Challenge at Bugaboo!

It's a Saturday, which means that it's time for another challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! This week we are celebrating Autumn! That's right this challenge is all about "Whirling, Swirling, Twirling Autumn (orange, gold, rust & brown colors; harvest, Thanksgiving, or autumn-themed)! How fun is that?! So I decided to create a sweet card using one of this months digi set images! Here are all the details about this weeks challenge:

If you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win the following prizes:

1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice

Now we do have some rules for our challenges, so here they are for you to refer to:

Rules:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!

We like to be able to comment on all of your amazing work, but Word Verification hinders this process for us. You can easily change your blog settings to monitor your comments if you are using it to avoid comment spam. Thank you for your understanding! Be sure to leave your great creations with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I can not wait to see what you create for our new challenge!I decided not only to create something all about Autumn, but I also wanted to play along with the current Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, I rotated the sketch onto it's side and got to work! I also pulled out my Long Rectangle Nestabilities for the main image and this fun ribbon I found in my stamping goodie basket! Isn't it wonderful when you find things that you didn't know you had, it's like a little surprise! I hope you like my creation for today, be sure to play along with us this week! Have a great day!
Stamps: Autumn October Digi Club from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Green, Rust, Imaginince Apple Cider DP; Ink: E35 Chamois, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y17 Golden Yellow, E31 Brick Beige, R29 Lipstick Red, YG63 Pea Green, Y38 Honey; Accessories: Glue Dots, Ribbon, Self Adhesive Pearls, Long Rectangle Nestabilities

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Paper Pretties...Going Square

Today is Wednesday, so you know what that means, it's time for another Paper Pretties Challenge! So this week our challenge is to create a square card! Simple enough, and with so many choices I just had to ink up one of our newly released stamp set, Caroling Sophia! This cutie is perfect for this weeks challenge, I love coloring in all her details too, she is just too sweet!I had so much fun with this card, not only is it a fun square card, but I also decided to play along with the current Mojo Monday Challenge!
I used all sorts of fun embellishments on this one, not only this beautiful ribbon form May Arts that I can't seem to stay away from, but also some of the great glitter dots available in the Paper Pretties Store! I am loving the shading of colors behind the main image, it really seems to give the image some grounding on the card.

Just a few reminders about Paper Pretties! We are now State side, which means faster shipping times, lower shipping costs, and fabulous customer service! Also, if you haven't seen it yet be sure to check out the Design Team Call, that's right, we are looking for some new Pretties Girls! Now head on over to the Paper Pretties Blog to see all of the creations for today's challenge!

We'd love for you to play along, in fact one random challenge participant this week will win a stamp! You do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps in order to play along, but if you do, you will get a bonus entry into the drawing! Please be sure to mention our challenge and link back to the Paper Pretties Blog in your project posting. When uploading to SCS or PCP please use keyword PWC125. I can't wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Caroling Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Pink Piourette, Poppy, Candy Cane Christmas DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, BG72 Ice Ocean, E00 Skin White, E53 Raw Silk, E35 Chamois, G85 Verdigris, N1 Neutral Gray No.1, R08 Vermilion, R11 Pale Cherry Pink; Accessories: Pop Dots, May Arts Ribbon, Glue Dots, Ruby Slipper Glitter Dots, Sponge, Deckled Edge Classic Oval Nestabilities

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Release Tuesday!

It's Tuesday which means that it is time for a New Release at Bugaboo Stamps! That's right today we are releasing all new images at the Bugaboo Store! This week we are releasing some fabulous Fancy Sunbonnets, how awesome is that?! These are a continuation of the fabulous set we released this summer, and the one we are showing you today is perfect for Halloween!

This cutie is going trick-or-treating, and I just love how she looks! Halloween is almost here, in under a week all sorts of kids will be heading out to fill their cute little plastic pumpkin with goodies!

I hope you enjoyed my card for today, I really had a lot of fun with this one! Be sure to check out the Bugaboo Blog and see the other DTs Members creations with today's new images, you are going to love these images! Have a great day and I hope that you enjoyed today's card fun!

This card is also entered into the following Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween
Crafts and Me Challenges - Halloween
Stamps: Fancy Sunbonnets from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Gray, Taken With Teal, K & Co Halloween DP; Ink: BG45 Nile Blue, BG49 Duck Blue, N1 Neutral Gray No. 1, N3 Neutral Gray No. 3, YR16 Apricot; Accessories: Pop Dots, Self Adhesive Pearls, May Arts Ribbon

Monday, October 25, 2010

Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Today is the second Monday Whatnots to come to Paper Pretties! That's right, today we are releasing two adorable digital images from ARTish! ARTish has joined our team as both an illustrator and as a design team member, and we are thrilled to have her!

With the addition of ARTish to our team, we are also adding a new weekly release! ARTish's images are going to be digital downloads and we will be releasing at least 2 new digi images every single Monday....They will be called "Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots...What's not to love!".

ARTish's illustration style is such a perfect fit with our Paper Pretties family! If you love to color you will LOVE her images! For my card today I decided to use this adorable mouse, Patches! He is simply perfect for the fall!

With the addition of our Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots, we will also be adding a Digi Design Team. The digi DT call details will be posted soon, so be sure to check out the Paper Pretties Blog for more information soon! Oh, and if you haven't already, the Paper Pretties Design Team call is still going on, be sure to apply while there is still time! I hope you have a great day, be sure to stop by every Monday to see the next release from ARTish!
Stamps: Patches from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Imaginisce Apple Cider DP; Ink: N1 Neutral Gray No. 1, N3 Neutral Gray No. 3, E33 Sand, YR16 Apricot, RV11 Pink, YG09 Lettuce Green; Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Glue Dots

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Going Fall!

So today is Sunday which means that it's time for another Crafty Ho's Challenge! That's right, a great group of friends of mine, the 'Ho's', created a challenge blog called Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog! Each week on Sunday we share with everyone more creations using the same challenge as inspiration!

This week the challenge is to create a card or porject using the following image as inspriation!
I decided that this is all about fall and leaves, so I inked up my Plant Prints stamp set from Artful INKables and used all sorts of fall colors on my leaves! I made the background paper, it all looks like so much fun!

Be sure to check out the rest of our great group of Hos, I know their creations will be fabulous!

You are going to love these ladies and all of their creations and I can't wait to see what you create along with us! Hope to see you back here next Sunday for our next challenge! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: Plant Prints, Aquatic Fantasy from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Only Orange, Simply Chartreuse; Ink: Orange Zest, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado; Accessories: Self Adhesive Pearls

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just 'Cause at Bugaboo

Another Saturday is here, which means of the month at Bugaboo Stamps do you know what that means?! That's right today the Design Team is all sharing with you cards for our new challenge! Our challenge is Just 'Cause, all you have to do is create a card that supports one of the many causes out there and link it to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

Also, if you love these images as much as I do, be sure to check out this link about fundraising, Jodie once again amazes me with her generosity!

This challenge is also being sponsored by Create Craft World!They are offering one winner a set of Promaker Skin Tones! How awesome is that?! Plus if you play along with this challenge, you also have the chance to win Bugaboo Stamps prizes, and I don't know about you but I love prizes! If you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win the following prizes:

1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice (using a Bugaboo image only)
2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice

Now we do have some rules for our challenges, so here they are for you to refer to:

Rules:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!

We like to be able to comment on all of your amazing work, but Word Verification hinders this process for us. You can easily change your blog settings to monitor your comments if you are using it to avoid comment spam. Thank you for your understanding! Be sure to leave your great creations with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I can not wait to see what you create for our new challenge!

For my card today not only did I use one of our current Friday Freebie images Bugaboo Stamps I also decided to pick a cause that is something I follow. The dark blue ribbon is the ribbon that supports Colon Cancer. When I was in my Senior year of high school I was diagnosed with a digestive problem, UC, that unfortunately be a part of my life on and off and with this disease they say that my risk of Colon Cancer is 'high'. Therefore I get my screenings every two years, it's not fun, but it's better to be safe then sorry! So if there is anything that could cause issues for you, I would like you to please get yourself checked out, early detection is key!

I do hope you like my creation, enjoy the rest of the Design Teams work and be sure to play along! Be sure to go and check out all the fun at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! Have a fabulous weekend too!

This card is also entered in the following challenges:
Teddy Stampers - Use a Teddy Bear Image
Stamps: Breast Cancer Bear from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Floral DP; Ink: E97 Deep Orange, E57 Light Walnut, B29 Ultramarine; Accessories: Pop Dots, Self Adhesive Rhinestones, May Arts Ribbon, Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Freebie!

Now today's Freebie Friday is a bit of a preview of what we have been chatting about coming your way from Bugaboo Stamps! Today's Freebie image is "Breast Cancer Bunnies & Bears"! I just think this image is too cute! Be sure to take advantage of today's Friday Freebie while you can!

I wanted to use lots of fun and bright pink colors for this image. I pulled out my DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies DP and picked this fun and glittery pink plaid paper! I do hope you like my creation and hop on over to the Bugaboo Store and pick up your freebie image today! Have a great day, be sure to come back tomorrow to see our weekly challenge!

Please note: We make every attempt to post freebies first thing in the am, however sometimes it just does not happen, please check back with us if they are not uploaded, it will be there and you have one full week to download it!

I also created this card for the current Stamp Something Challenge - Use a Digi!
Stamps: Breast Cancer Bunny from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies DP; Ink: RV14 Begonia Pink, RV11 Pink; Accessories: Pop Dots, Scalloped Edge Punch, Quickie Glue Pen, TE Tiny Twinklets

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Oldie But Goodie Fall!

Today is Thursday, which means that today is Oldie But Goodie day at Bugaboo Stamps! Now Oldie But Goodie Day means that team members are sharing creations they made using stamps that are not new, but those good ol' stamps that are a part of the Bugaboo collection!

For my card today I decided to use this cutie Bobblehead Scarecrow! I had a lot of fun using these fall colors on this one, it's perfect for this season I think, I love the whole fall bobblehead collection!
I also decided to play along with the current Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge! I love a good sketch challenge, especially when they involve so many fun layers!

I had so much fun with this, I hope you enjoy my card and be sure to hop on over to the Bugaboo Blog to check out the rest of the Design Teams creations! I do hope you like my Oldie But Goodies today, I am still having so much fun with these images! Have a great day all!
Stamps: Bobblehead Scarecrow from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Dark Brown, Imaginisce Apple Cider DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, E51 Milky White, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, Y17 Golden Yellow, R05 Salmon Red, YG03 Yellow Green; Accessories: Pop Dots, Self Adhesive Pearls, Satin Ribbon

Happy Birthday Heather!

Today is a Paper Pretties Birthday Hop, that's right our fabulous and wonderful leader and Paper Pretties Owner Heather is celebrating her birthday today and in true Pretties spirit we are hopping along to party! We are kicking things off at Cindy's blog, so if you haven't started there then you better head on over, but if you are joining me from Frances' blog then you found the right place!

For my birthday creation today I decided to ink up Tis the Season Sophia! Isn't she just too cute, I swear all Sophia's are fabulous! I wanted to use this sweet heart dp from my Olivia Basic Grey 6 x 6 paper pad. I had a bit of a hard time pulling colors from the paper, and then I some how got a little carried away, but I really do like how this one turned out. I also decided to play along with the current Sketch For You to Try Challenge, I adapted it a bit to work in a standard sized card, but I think this sketch was a lot of fun to try out! I hope you have a fabulous birthday Heather, be sure to enjoy your day!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the Hop, you know I am loving getting the chance to celebrate another wonderful Pretties Birthday! Now hop on over to Jana's blog, she has more great celebration goodies! Also, be sure to hop all the way through and wish Heather a fabulous birthday! Have a great day all!
Stamps: Tis the Season Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Melon Berry, Basic Grey Olivia DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, R02 Flesh, BV23 Grayish Lavender, YG23 New Leaf, BG13 Mint Green. E35 Chamosis, RV32 Peach; Accessories: Self Adhesive Pearls, Pop Dots, Oval Nestabilities

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Colors at Paper Pretties

Today is Wednesday, so you know what that means, it's time for another Paper Pretties Challenge! So this week our challenge is to create a card using the colors purple, orange and green! Simple enough, and perfect for Halloween, and for that reason I decided to ink up Witch Sophia! This cutie is perfect for this weeks challenge, I love coloring in all her details too, she is simple the cutest witch!

I decided to pull out my Deckled Edge Classic Oval Nestabilities and got to work! I wanted a fun and simple layout so I decided to use my decorative paper in rectangles and layer them on the left side of the card leaving plenty of space to the right side for my main image. I also used a Copic marker to edge the cut out from my Nestabilities, drawing your attention to the jagged shape created. I had a lot of fun with this one!

Just a few reminders about Paper Pretties! We are now State side, which means faster shipping times, lower shipping costs, and fabulous customer service! Now head on over to the Paper Pretties Blog to see all of the creations for today's challenge!

We'd love for you to play along, in fact one random challenge participant this week will win a stamp! You do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps in order to play along, but if you do, you will get a bonus entry into the drawing! Please be sure to mention our challenge and link back to the Paper Pretties Blog in your project posting. When uploading to SCS or PCP please use keyword PWC124. I can't wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Witch Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Green Galore, Purple, K & Company Halloween DP; Ink: YG16 Apricot, YG09 Lettuce Green, E00 Skin White, N1 Neutral Gray No. 1, N3 Neutral Gray No. 3, E37 Sepia, RV42 Salmon Pink, E57 Light Waltnut, V09 Violet; Accessories: Pop Dots, Self Adhesive Pearls, Deckled Oval Nestabilities

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Release at Bugaboo!

It's Tuesday which means that it is time for a New Release at Bugaboo Stamps! That's right today we are releasing all new images at the Bugaboo Store!Normally we release one new set on Tuesday's but two we have TWO fabulous new releases! Not only are we releasing this adorable Halloween Brats (they are so cute!), but we are also releasing a whole new set of Gus images too! There are so many images to pick from you are going to be floored!

I decided to ink up this cutie Halloween Brat, not only is she super sweet like all Brats from Bugaboo are, but I love the outfit with the patches and everything. Plus that hat, look at the style of that hat...too cute! I really had a lot of fun coloring her in, she is so easy and fun to shade too, makes it all worth wild!

I hope you enjoyed my card for today, I really had a lot of fun with this one! Be sure to check out the Bugaboo Blog and see the other DTs Members creations with today's new images, you are going to love these images! Have a great day and I hope that you enjoyed today's card fun!

This card is also entered into the following Challenges:
Bee Crafty Challenge - Halloween
Stamp Something Challenge - Halloween
Stamps: Halloween Brats from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Enchanted Evening, Basic Black, K & Co Halloween DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, E33 Sand, N3 Neutral Gray No. 3, Y17 Golden Yellow, B45 Smokey Blue, N1 Neutral Gray No. 1; Accessories: Pop Dots, Self Adhesive Rhinestones, May Arts Ribbon, Glue Dots

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Whatnots at Paper Pretties

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We have some super exciting things going on at Paper Pretties! Today I have the wonderful opportunity of introducing you to Paper Pretties newest Illustrator...ARTish! ARTish will be joining our team as both an illustrator and as a design team member! For her full bio, check out the "Our Team" section of the Paper Pretties store.

With the addition of ARTish to our team, we are also adding a new weekly release! ARTish's images are going to be digital downloads and we will be releasing at least 2 new digi images every single Monday....They will be called "Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots...What's not to love!".

ARTish's illustration style is such a perfect fit with our Paper Pretties family! If you love to color you will LOVE her images!

Since today is our first official Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots, we are releasing 6 awesome digi images by ARTish! All 6 new images are available in the digital stamp section of the Paper Pretties store!

With the addition of our Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots, we will also be adding a Digi Design Team. The digi DT call details will be posted sometime in the next few days, so be sure to check out the Paper Pretties Blog for more information soon!

Isn't this exciting! I had a lot of fun working with this image, and there are 5 other amazing images also available now! Be sure to check them all out, you won't want to miss any of these images! Oh, and if you haven't seen the winners from the October Blog Hop Release, be sure to check out this post Blog Hop Winners!

For my card I had a lot of fun coloring in this image Baloo the Bear, he's so fun stringing popcorn for his holiday! I wanted to use traditional Christmas colors with this card, and I added the ribbon, button, and twine detail to finish the card off. I hope you have a great day, be sure to stop by every Monday to see the next release from ARTish!
Stamps: Baloo the Bear from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Simple Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, DCWV Glitter Christmas Stack DP; Ink: G17 Forest Gree, E57 Light Walnut, E93 Tea Rose, R29 Lipstick Red, G05 Emerald Green, N3 Neutral Gray No. 3, E31 Brick Beige, RV42 Salmon Pink; Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Twine, Glue Dots, PTI Button, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Self Adhesive Pearls

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sweetest Day!

It's a Saturday, which means that it's time for another challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! This week we are celebrating Sweetest Day! That's right this challenge is all about sweets and love! How fun is that?! So I decided to create a little love treat! Here are all the details about this weeks challenge:

If you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win the following prizes:

1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice

Now we do have some rules for our challenges, so here they are for you to refer to:

Rules:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!

We like to be able to comment on all of your amazing work, but Word Verification hinders this process for us. You can easily change your blog settings to monitor your comments if you are using it to avoid comment spam. Thank you for your understanding! Be sure to leave your great creations with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I can not wait to see what you create for our new challenge!

I really did have a lot of fun with this little lollipop treat, this Monkey is perfect for lots of lovey sweets, so what better then a lollipop! I cut out the image and then created a holder for the lollipop that is hidden. I hope you like my creation for today, be sure to play along with us this week! Have a great day!

This creation meets the following challenges:
Create 4 Fun - Digital Images
One Stitch At A Time - Digital Images
Stamps: Monkey Love Big Heart from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Pure Poppy; Ink: E35 Chamois, E31 Brick Beige, RV14 Begonia Pink, R29 Lipstick Red; Accessories: Sticky Strip, 1/4" hole punch, lollipop

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Kids View Witch! Freebie Friday!

Now today's Freebie Friday is a bit of a preview of what we have been chatting about coming your way from Bugaboo Stamps! Today's Freebie image is "A Kid's View Witch Kitty"! I just think this image is too cute! Be sure to take advantage of today's Friday Freebie while you can!

I wanted to use the simple Halloween paper I got from a K & Co DP paper pack, so I went with orange, green, and purple! I had a lot of fun with this image! I do hope you like my creation and hop on over to the Bugaboo Store and pick up your freebie image today! Have a great day, be sure to come back tomorrow to see our weekly challenge!

Please note: We make every attempt to post freebies first thing in the am, however sometimes it just does not happen, please check back with us if they are not uploaded, it will be there and you have one full week to download it!

This card is also entered in the following challenges:
Bee Crafty Challenge - Halloween
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Halloween

Stamps: AKV Witch Kitty from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Green Galore, Only Orange, K & Co Halloween DP; Ink: N3 Neutral Grey No. 3, E00 Skin White, V09 Violet, RV32 Shadow Pink, YG09 Lettuce Green, YR09 Chrome Orange; Accessories: Pop Dots, May Arts Velvet Ribbon

Holiday Fairy Meg!

It's finally here! Today is release day at Paper Pretties! Welcome to the next stop on the Paper Pretties New Release Blog Hop! If you’re arriving from Frances blog, you’re in the right place! If you are just joining us on our release, you can head back to the Paper Pretties Blog to start from the beginning. Check out all the information in the blog post too, there are prizes at every stop on the way!

You’ve likely heard by now, but Paper Pretties is releasing SEVEN brand new sets today. All of the new sets will be available for purchase in the Paper Pretties Boutique beginning no later than 7 AM CST today. I am showcasing the set Holiday Fairy Meg! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop on the hop, because we will be giving away one of each of our seven new releases to be chosen randomly from all the comments along the hop! To have your name entered into the prize drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment on each of the 10 DT blogs in the hop today! Winners will be chosen on Sunday, October 17th at 5 PM CST.
I decided to use this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge to be part of my card for today, I had a lot of fun with these colors which are Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzaz, and So Saffron! I did have a bit of a challenge when I was using the So Saffron, but I decided that the color would really work nicely with Holiday Fairy Meg's amazing wings! Aren't these wings fabulous, I love how these images are illustrated, Victoria Case does an amazing job with the details in this fairy!

Thanks for joining us today. We hope you love this release as much as we do! Your next stop on our Blog Hop is Jana's blog. Good luck!
Stamps: Holiday Fairy Meg from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Dark Chocolate, So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Basic Grey Jovial DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, G82 Spring Dim Green, R08 Vermilion, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, E47 Dark Brown, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Pop Dots, Nestabilities labels four, Scalloped Edge Punch, Illuminate Smooch, Self Adhesive Red Pearls

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More Peeks of Caroling Cooper!

Good morning! For today I am previewing the stamp set Caroling Cooper for Paper Pretties! This month Paper Pretties is releasing 7 absolutely fabulous stamp sets for you! Each day the Paper Pretties Blog will hold all sorts of fabulous Design Team created cards showing each of the 7 stamp sets, so be sure to drop by and enjoy the eye candy! The new release sets will be available in the Paper Pretties store on Friday October 15th.

-Join us for our release Blog Hop this Friday 5AM EST 15th October, starting on the Paper Pretties Blog.

-New Release Stamps available in the Paper Pretties Boutique from 7AM EST Friday 15th October.

-Don’t forget to check out the Paper Pretties Blog to see who else is previewing the new stamps today.


I can hardly believe that this months release is almost here, this week just flew by! I am loving this stamp, and you are going to love him too! I wanted to use this decorative paper that I have, but I wanted to pair it with some muted colors and I decided that kraft would work perfectly!

I pulled out my oval nestabilities, this beautiful ribbon from May Arts, and some glitter dots that I picked up from the Paper Pretties store! I thought the bit of shine was the perfect way to finish off the rounded corned. I can't wait for tomorrow, I hope you excited too! I shall see you tomorrow for our Blog Hop and release!
Stamps: Caroling Cooper from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Baja Breeze, Candy Cane DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, BG18 Teal Blue, BG72 Ice Ocean, E42 Sand White; Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Pop Dots, Scalloped Oval and Regular Nestabilities, Glue Dots, Glitter Dots, Corner Rounder

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

O Christmas Tree!

Today is Wednesday, so you know what that means, it's time for another Paper Pretties Challenge! So this week our challenge is to create a card using the color white and black and one other color of your choice! I decided to use the color red for my color of choice and since we are in our previewing week for the October release to come on Friday, I inked up my O Christmas Tree stamp set!

Are you ready for our upcoming release? This month we are releasing 7 fabulous new stamp sets, including this fun holiday stamp set that I used for today's card! You are going to love all the stamp sets this month, but to be honest I love them all every month :)

For today's card I wanted to create a fun Christmas card, but didn't want it to be your typical card, so I used not only the sketch for this weeks Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge but also some pretty paper plus lots and lots of layers!Just a few reminders about Paper Pretties! We are now State side, which means faster shipping times, lower shipping costs, and fabulous customer service! Also, if you haven't seen it yet be sure to check out the Design Team Call, that's right, we are looking for some new Pretties Girls! Now head on over to the Paper Pretties Blog to see all of the creations for today's challenge!

We'd love for you to play along, in fact one random challenge participant this week will win a stamp! You do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps in order to play along, but if you do, you will get a bonus entry into the drawing! Please be sure to mention our challenge and link back to the Paper Pretties Blog in your project posting. When uploading to SCS or PCP please use keyword PWC123. I can't wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day!
Stamps: O Christmas Tree from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Pure Poppy, Basic Black, Bayberry Cottage DP; Ink: Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Star Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Black and Red Self Adhesive Pearls, Pop Dots

Monday, October 11, 2010

Chosen One ABC!

It's Monday, and while I normally don't post much on Monday's today I have an ABC for you! That's right every Monday a few of the Bugaboo Stamps Design Team create and share ABC's or Anything But a Card! For my creation today I made a little candy treat holder using one of our fabulous new Har Repotter images! Have I told you how much I enjoy these images, they are so much fun! So I thought that with Halloween coming that a candy treat holder was the way to go this time, I also plan on making a set of these, these would be fun party favors too! I created some simple boxes, but I made it so they were a bit bowed to fit in the packet of fun sized M & Ms! I hope you liked my creation for today, enjoy your day!
Stamps: The Chosen One from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Golden Yellow, Poppy Parade; Ink: E00 Skin White, E35 Chamois, E57 Light Walnut, Y17 Golden Yellow, C1 Cool Grey No. 1, C7 Cool Grey No. 7, C3 Cool Grey No. 3, R17 Lipstick Red; Accessories: Sticky Strip

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Crafty Ho's and Paper Pretties Preview!

So today is Sunday which means that it's time for another Crafty Ho's Challenge! That's right, a great group of friends of mine, the 'Ho's', created a challenge blog called Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog! Each week on Sunday we share with everyone more creations using the same challenge as inspiration!

This week the challenge is a color challenge to use the colors red, green and brown! At first I wasn't sure what to do, and then I realized that it is time once again to start previewing the Paper Pretties release for October, so what better image to use then a soon to be released stamp! This cutie is called Caroling Cooper, and man can this boy sign! Not only do you get this super cute Cooper image, prefect for holiday cards, but he comes with four different sentiments and two different music notes too!

This month Paper Pretties is releasing 7 absolutely fabulous stamp sets for you! Each day the Paper Pretties Blog will hold all sorts of fabulous Design Team created cards showing each of the 7 stamp sets, so be sure to drop by and enjoy the eye candy! The new release sets will be available in the Paper Pretties store on Friday October 15th.To add to all the other fun of both a challenge card and a preview card, I also entered today's card in the current Sketch Challenge at Our Creative CornerQ I did change the bow to use ribbon, a button and twine which I thought worked better for a card featuring a little boy, makes it a little more manly if you will! I do hope you like my Christmas take on this weeks challenge, I really had a lot of fun with this card!

Be sure to check out the rest of our great group of Hos, I know their creations will be fabulous!

You are going to love these ladies and all of their creations and I can't wait to see what you create along with us! Hope to see you back here next Sunday for our next challenge! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: Caroling Cooper from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pure Poppy, Cosmo Cricket Holly Jolly DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, G82 Spring Dim Green, E57 Light Walnut, R17 Lipstick Orange; Accessories: SU! Oval Punch, Pop Dots, Twine, May Arts Ribbon, Red Pearls, Scalloped Edge Punch

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Har Repotter Digi Release and Blog Hop with Bugaboo!

The day is finally here, that's right Bugaboo Stamps is having a massive blog hop! If you getting here from Joy Stagg's blog then you are on the right track! If you are just hopping in at my blog, be sure to head on over to Jodie Mackrell's blog, that's where today's Hop is kicking off and you don't want to miss anything along the way!

For my card today I am show casing one of our new images! You may know her from the popular series....and if you anything like me you love her, we are calling her 'The Brave One'! Today Bugaboo Stamps is releasing 7 new digital images for our Har Repotter inspired line! The first installment of the 7th movie is coming out next month and if you are anything like my you are thrilled about it! I have been an avid Harry Potter fan for years, ever since I first read the books back when my sister was in elementary school, she is now in college and I still love the series! Here is something you might not know about me...I used to be a moderator and staff member of a Harry Potter website years ago, yup that's right! I would help out on the forum, brain storm ideas for website activities, and create graphics to use on the page as needed. Just something for you to think about!

When I first saw this image I had to color her in right away, so I used the colors of red and gold, and added more of those shades on only in her robes and dress but in the card base and paper choices as well. I also created today's card based on the current Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge!Now on to more fun! You have four chances to win digis today! As you're hopping today, do the following:

1. Comment on each blog - one random commenter will win one (1) image of their choice!

2. HUNT DOWN HAGRID: Take note of how many Hagrid pictures are in the hop- e-mail BugabooChallenges@gmail.com with your answer by 10/16/2010 at 7:00 AM EST. One winner will be drawn from all the correct answers to win one (1) image of their choice! Write in your subject line: HUNT DOWN HAGRID pictures.

3. Take note of the Harry Potter related questions, write down the answers to all the questions, and e-mail your answers to BugabooChallenges@gmail.com by 10/16/2010 at 7:00 AM EST. One winner will be drawn from all the correct answer to win seven (7) images of their choice. **You will also get to participate as a guest designer for an upcoming challenge!! Write in your subject line: Harry Potter related questions.

**You need to send separate e-mails for #2 and #3, if you combine them, you will not be eligible for the drawing

4. Make a Harry Potter-inspired project and post a link to it on Bugaboo Stamps' challenge blog, Catch the Bug, by 10/16/2010 at 7:00 AM EST to be entered a random drawing for three digi prize packs - seven (7), four (4), or two (2) digital images of their choice.

So with all that being said, please hop on over to the next stop on the Blog Hop today... Tammy Miller! I know she will have something fabulous for you!

Enjoy the rest of the hop, and good luck winning one of our many prizes! Hope you love the new images as much as I do!
Stamps: The Brave One from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Sunny Garden DP; Ink: R29 Lipstick Red, E31 Brick Beige, C1 Cool Gray No. 1, YR12 Loquat, R11 Pale Cherry Pink, C7 Cool Gray No. 7, E35 Chamois, E37 Sepia; Accessories: Pop Dots, Self Adhesive Pearls, Satin Ribbon

Friday, October 8, 2010

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo!

Today is Friday, which means that it's Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps! That's right today a fabulous new image is posted in the Bugaboo Store for FREE! Just head on over to the store and pick up this weeks new Freebie!
Now today's Freebie Friday is a bit of a preview of what we have been chatting about coming your way from Bugaboo Stamps! Today's Freebie image is "The Gentle One"! Isn't he just fabulous! I had so much fun with this image, and did you notice the adorable dog to his side, I just love it! I just had to use all sorts of browns with this image, he just screamed for it, but to say that I was excited to see this image would be an understatement! Be sure to take advantage of today's Friday Freebie while you can, it is too hard to pass up!

I do hope you like my creation and hop on over to the Bugaboo Store and pick up your freebie image today! Have a great day, and don't forgot that tomorrow is our MASSIVE Blog Hop and New Release! Are you ready yet?!

Please note: We make every attempt to post freebies first thing in the am, however sometimes it just does not happen, please check back with us if they are not uploaded, it will be there and you have one full week to download it!
Stamps: The Gentle One from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Soft Suede, Basic Grey DP; Ink: Y21 Buttercup Yellow, E00 Skin White, E53 Raw Silk, E33 Sand, W7 Warm Gray No. 7, N3 Neutral Gray No. 3, R11 Pale Cherry Pink, E57 Light Walnut, Y28 Lionet Gold; Accessories: Scalloped Edge Border Punch, Scalloped Circle Nestabilities

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Artful INKables Think INK!

It's time for another Artful INKables Think INK challenge! Our new Think INK Challenge is being issued by Alicia and the challenge is to create and ATC! For my ATC or Artist Trading card I used the stamp set Warm Drinks for Cold Days! I love this set and with the weather shifting into the Fall, it is the perfect time to start thinking about those fabulous warm drinks out there!
You have one more to complete the challenge and add your link to the main post over on the Artful INKables Blog to have your entry counted! Now how does that sound? Pretty neat, right?! Head on over to the Artful INKables Blog for all the little details and be sure to play along, it is sure to be a great time! Here are a few further details for you!

* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them**If you use AI stamps we will give you TWO entries for your creation! Just link your card to Mr.Linky Twice!

* You have until Monday, October 12th, 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, October 13th, 2010 to win a Badge to display on your blog and get to host one of our upcoming challenges! Plus a 10% off coupon to the store!

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.

* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC30.

I hope you enjoyed my Artful INKables creation for today! Be sure to hop on over the the Artful INKables Blog and check out the other entries for this weeks challenge! Have a great day!

Stamps: Warm Drinks for Cold Days from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Mustard, So Saffron; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E37 Sepia, N1 Neutral Grey No. 1, N3 Neutral Grey No. 3, Y21 Buttercup Yellow; Accessories: Pop Dots, Self Adhesive Pearls

More Bugaboo Peeks!

Well, Wednesday is here, which means that today is the second day of peeks for what is coming to Bugaboo Stamps this weekend!Aren't these little peeks fabulous! These image are almost here, we have a HUGE Blog Hop on Saturday to celebrate this new release! Can you guess what we are releasing? I can't wait! Get ready for it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More Bugaboo Peeks!

Well, Wednesday is here, which means that today is the second day of peeks for what is coming to Bugaboo Stamps this weekend! For the next few days we are going to be showing you little peeks at images to come, followed by a HUGE Blog Hop on Saturday to celebrate this new release! Can you guess what we are releasing? I can't wait! Get ready for it!

Paper Pretties is Getting Sketchy!

Today is Wednesday, so you know what that means, it's time for another Paper Pretties Challenge! So this week our challenge is to create a card using the above sketch! I decided to ink up one of my new stamp sets that were released in September from Paper Pretties! Today I am sharing a card I made for this challenge using Everyday Lily! I love this image, isn't she so cute!
I had a lot of fun with this card, I will admit that I wasn't sure how to start this card, first to pick out an image to use, and then to decide the colors for some reason gave me a bit of time, but I got it. I really like this paper, plus it's all glittery which is always a good thing!

Just a few reminders about Paper Pretties! We are now State side, which means faster shipping times, lower shipping costs, and fabulous customer service! Also, if you haven't seen it yet be sure to check out the Design Team Call, that's right, we are looking for some new Pretties Girls! Now head on over to the Paper Pretties Blog to see all of the creations for today's challenge!

We'd love for you to play along, in fact one random challenge participant this week will win a stamp! You do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps in order to play along, but if you do, you will get a bonus entry into the drawing! Please be sure to mention our challenge and link back to the Paper Pretties Blog in your project posting. When uploading to SCS or PCP please use keyword PWC122. I can't wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Everyday Lily from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Glorious Green, DCWV Glitter Garden Stack; Ink: E00 Skin White, R81 Rose Pink, G12 Sea Green, YR12 Loquat, RV32 Shadow Pink, E35Chamois; Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bugaboo Sneak Peek!

Well, Tuesday is here, and today is our first day of peeks for what is coming to Bugaboo Stamps this weekend!For the next three days we are going to be showing you little peeks at images to come, followed by a HUGE Blog Hop on Saturday to celebrate this new release! Can you guess what we are releasing? I can't wait! Get ready for it!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Crafty Ho's Challenge!

So today is Sunday which means that it's time for another Crafty Ho's Challenge! That's right, a great group of friends of mine, the 'Ho's', created a challenge blog called Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog! Each week on Sunday we share with everyone more creations using the same challenge as inspiration!

This week the challenge is a theme challenge, we are celebrating National Children's Day and making cards for kids! I decided to ink up this adorable My Favorite Things image! I have so many stamps from the MFT Pure Innocence line, but I rarely get the chance to ink them up, but I decided to use this one this week for this challenge. Isn't it fun?! I love the colors and how the image ended up looking after I colored her in, she's so sweet!

Be sure to check out the rest of our great group of Hos, I know their creations will be fabulous!

You are going to love these ladies and all of their creations and I can't wait to see what you create along with us! Hope to see you back here next Sunday for our next challenge! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: PI Nurse from My Favorite Things; Paper: Whisper White, Plum, Pink Paisley Bayberry Cottage DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, V06, V12; Accessories: Pop Dots, Nestabilities, White Gel Pen, Ribbon
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