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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July: Photo Inspiration & Make It Funny!!



Good morning! Welcome to Day 3 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July; today we have an inspiration photo for you plus we'd like you to make it funny! Here's your inspiration:


I was inspired by Rudolph and the colors. I love this image of Rudolph and found the perfect patterned paper in my stash! I've colored him with pencils and added some Glossy Accents to his nose. I used a simple layout, added a sentiment, and some mini brads for embellishing. Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo Rudolph Digital Image (not yet in store)
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select (cardbase) and Pure Poppy, Core'dinations CS, Carolee's Creations Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Mini Brads, Ranger Glossy Accents
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. I can't wait to see your creation!

Challenges entered:

Deep Ocean Challenge: #159 Christmas in July
Unicorn Challenge: #23 Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July: Wrap It Up With a Twist



Good morning! Welcome to Day 3 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July; today we are challenging you to create something you'd use to wrap up a gift!  But wait...there is a twist! Please use non-traditional colors! Sounds fun, right?!


I went through my paper stash to find something non-traditional for inspiration. I thought the turquoise and lavender was so pretty and perfect for this challenge! I colored the elf with pencils, to coordinate, and used non-traditional colors for the ornaments too. I've added a band to the gift box, then mounted the image on a sparkly die cut, accented it with a touch of glitter, and adhered it to the box with foam tape. Here's a close-up of the image:


Image: Bugaboo "Elf 001" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Bo Bunny Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart "Sugar Cube" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Gift Box from Hobby Lobby, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. I can't wait to see your creation!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #342 : Anything Goes (w/ option of using a die cut)
Cut It Up #126: Christmas in July (include a die cut)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July: Sketch



Good morning! Welcome to Day 2 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July; today we have a sketch for you and it's a good one! I love the banners and buttons! Check it out:


I went with the image "Scene It Christmas Sheep" and had a blast coloring it! Sometimes it is so relaxing to just sit and color! I've used Lawn Fawn patterned paper and added some buttons/floss from my stash for embellishing. Here's a close-up of the adorable sheep:


Image: Bugaboo "Scene It Christmas Sheep" Digital Image (not yet in store)
Sentiment: Totally Stampalicious (Bugaboo Clear Set)
Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Hawaiian Shores and Pure Poppy CS, Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Buttons (Pure Poppy and Hawaiian Shores), Stash (Green), DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. I can't wait to see your creation!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #4: Anything Goes With a Critter
A Gem of A Challenge #198: Animals
Sweet Stampin': Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: July: Anything Christmas Goes
Unicorn Challenge #23: Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July: Make it Sparkle and Shine



Good morning! Welcome to Day 1 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July; we have planned a week of great challenges for you so get ready for some creative fun! The Catch the Bug blog will be featuring the Design Team's creations daily to inspire you...we do hope you will play along! To kick off the week we want to see "Sparkle and Shine"...because, who doesn't like sparkle and shine?!


I have colored up Christmas Troll...I love her! I remember playing with Trolls that were given to me by an older cousin; I also used to make them clothes. When I saw her cuteness, I knew I had to color her up! I've used pencils and accented the image with glitter...3 kinds to be exact! I've also added some Glossy Accents to her earrings for a bit of shine and dimension. The candy patterned paper is also embellished with glitter, but my camera isn't picking that up. Here's a close-up of this little cutie so you can see the glitter a bit better:


Image: Bugaboo "Christmas Troll" Digital Stamp
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Martha Stewart "Limeade" and "Sugar Cube" Glitters
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, SU! Oval Punch, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details. I can't wait to see your creation!

Challenges entered:

Aud Sentiments: #184 Christmas in July (plus sentiment)
City Crafter: #370 Two Colors Only
Creative Moments: #122 Christmas in July
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #159 Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: July: Anything Christmas Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: #10 Anything Christmas Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Stella Says Sketch



Good morning! It's Stella Says Sketch Sunday at Catch the Bug and I have a card to share using the July sketch. It's a great sketch and you have all month to play along so I hope you'll give it a try!

I went with one of my favorite "Margaret" images...I just love how she oozes sass! And her style too.... I've colored her with pencils; how do you like her yellow polka dotted swim skirt? She's ready for the beach with zinc oxide on her nose and sunscreen in her bag! Patterned papers are from Echo Park and the stitched die cuts are from Lil' Inker Designs.

***Funny story about the die cuts.... The first floor of my house is being remodeled, so that means every room except the kitchen (already done) and bathroom are basically not livable. My studio on the second floor is being used for storage right now and I couldn't find my sun die amongst the mess! I do have a sun punch, but I wanted the "stitched" look and was accepting no substitutes! I frantically searched here and there...multiple times...and finally found a baggie of extra die cuts. Score! There was a sun inside, not the size I wanted though, so I layered it on a circle...not exactly the look I was going for, but it was a "make it work" moment!

Here's the sketch:


Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, they are sure to inspire you! Also, here is a link to the store...Jodie has had some great new images lately, can't wait to see what she comes up with this month!

Image: Bugaboo "Margaret Calendar Months August" Digital Stamp (not yet in store)
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Harvest Gold and Raspberry Fizz CS, SU! Marina Mist CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Dies, Foam Tape

Challenges entered:

A Gem of A Challenge: #197 Summer Colors
City Crafter: #368 Let's Go Outside and Play
Crafting With Dragonflies: #84 Punches and or Dies
Creative Knockouts: #200 For the Girls
Make My Monday: #49 Summer Brights
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges: #179 Summer Fun
Shopping Our Stash: #309 Lazy Summer Days
Tic Tac Toe: #004 (accent-blue-coloring)


Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Happy 'Bird"day Chickie!



Good morning! It's Oldie But Goodie day at Catch the Bug...I love going through all my images to pick one! I went with one of the chickz, I guess you could say I have a thing for chicks, chickens, and birds!

She's colored with pencils and accented with glitter. Oh no, I am realizing right now that I didn't give her any "glittery eyeshadow"...will have to fix that! LOL The sketch is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Image: Bugaboo "Chickz-Happy Birdday Chickie" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Harvest Gold CS, SU! Pink Passion CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellie: Doodlebug Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone

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

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps and More: #247 Make Your Mark
Animal Friends: #51 Winged Animals
Create and Makes: #12 Anything Goes/Optional Use Yellow
Cutie Pie: #112 All Creatures Great and Small
Modsquad: Colorful Creations
Mustard Seed Faith: Birds, Butterflies, or Nature Scenes
Pile It On: #131 Fancy Folds and/or Birds
Try Stampin'-Or Not-On Tuesday: #327 Sketch (Optional: All Bolds or All Pastels)


Tuesday Throwdown: #348 Party Time

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, June 12, 2017

Bugaboo...Anything But a Card



Good morning!  It's ABC Monday at Catch the Bug...Anything But a Card. I love to make gift packaging, so I went with a decorated tin pail. Eggbert is colored to coordinate with the ribbon, and I've added subtle glitter to match the iridescent shred.

Image: Not yet in Bugaboo Store
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Berry Sorbet CS
Embellies: Assorted Ribbons, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here.

Challenges entered:

Brown Sugar: #254 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela