Saturday, July 30, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge – Splish Splash!

This week at Catch The Bug our challenge is Splish Splash, so anything to do with water, which is a great idea for this time of the year. 

Summ Peek Swimming Pool

My image is called “Summer Peek – Swimming Pool”.  I colored the image with Copics, and then layered it on various card stocks and designer paper using the round and scalloped Spellbinder dies.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.

Challenges:

Paper PlaytimeSummer.

OLLCB – Challenge #85 Circles.

The Pink Elephant – TPE109 Fun In The Sun.

Divas By Design – Challenge #7 Summer Is Here.

Stampin Royalty – Challenge #82 Summer.

Stampavie – Challenge #148 Summer.

Simon Says Stamps – Shaped Cards.

Marilyn

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!  This week our challenge on The Outlawz is “Anything Goes”.  So let your creativity flow, just remember to use either Copics or Promarkers. 

Sleeping Flower

I used the “Sleeping Flower” image from ADFD.  I found a tutorial for a swing card, and it was real easy and fun to do.   I colored my image with Copics, then used the oval and scalloped dies from Spellbinders to layer the image.  The border punch is by Martha Stewart.  The purple card stock was embossed with a Sizzix folder.  Now for the “Swing” part……

Sleeping Flower Open

The top of the card opens by being attached with a brad, how cute is that!  It’s kind of like having a hidden pocket. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from C.C. Designs. I also attached it to a card, so that you could write something on the inside.  I hope you’ll give it a try, there are lots of possibilities with this technique.

Challenges:

The Crafty Pad – Challenge #131 Wet or Dry Embossing.

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #44 Make It Girly.

Digital Tuesday – Challenge #121 Garden/Things With Wings.

Party Time Tuesdays – PTT#26 Anything Goes.

Aud Sentiments – #33 Enjoy Your Day or Something To Make You Smile.

Crafts And Me – Challenge #45 Ribbon.

Paper Play Challenge – Week 30 In The Garden.

Sarah Hurley – Challenge #46 Punch It!

Stamptacular Sunday – Hot Pockets. (I hope my card qualifies).

Marilyn

Freebie Friday!

AKV Astronaut

Our wonderful freebie this week at Bugaboo Stamps is the ”AKV Astronaut”.  What little boy or girl wouldn’t love a card with an Astronaut!

I made an easel card, and used designer paper from the Lime Twist paper pad by My Minds Eye.  The sentiment was computer generated.  I used a Cricut cartridge for the rockets and a punch for the silver and gold stars.

Challenges:

Party Time Tuesday – PTT#26 Anything Goes.

Digi Stamps 4Joy – Challenge #27 Children.

The Paper Shelter – Challenge #24 Anything Goes.

Paper Craft Star – Challenge #55 Anything Goes.

Digi Doodle Shop's – Challenge #69 Anything Goes.

Marilyn

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stamps R Us Blog Hop Winners!

The moment is here, we’ve picked our blog hop winners.  Below is a list of each DT and who their winners are.  We will be in touch with you shortly, and let you know how to collect your prize!  Thank you all so very much for making our 1st birthday at Stamps R Us so memorable!

Carol
Winner:  Billie A.
Sponsor - Squidgi Digi – 4 digis of the winners choice

Collette
Winner:  Kimberly
Sponsor – The Stamping Boutique – 5 digi images

Jan
Winner:  Sandi De Falco
Sponsor - Clear Dollar Stamps - $10.00 gift

Joe-Anne
Winner:  Stephanie
Sponsor – Bizzy Bec’s – 10 digis of the winners choice

Kathy
Winner: Pat
Sponsor – Oozak - $10.00 gift certificate

Lynn
Winner:  Meagan
Sponsor - Inspired Stamps – Acrylic stamp set

Marilyn S.
Winner:  Renee
Sponsor - Through The Craftroom Door magazine, 1 year subscription

Marilyn W.
Winner:  Cely (Carolina Girl)
Sponsor – K ‘n K Designs – 4 digital stamp sets

Paige
Winner: Georgia
Michelle Perkett Studio - One pre selected birthday image

Shannon
Winner:  Carol
Cardmadfairy's - 5 digital images winners choice

Tammy
Winner:  Gemma
Sponsor – Whimsy - $15.00 gift certificate

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS!

Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge

Something Sweet (Food Related)

It’s Thursday and time for another fab challenge at Mo’s Digital Pencil.  This week the theme is “Something Sweet” food related.  There are so many gorgeous images at Mo’s to chose from, and I used the “gosh she’s so darn cute” Birthday Fairy Lee digital image for my card.

Birthday Fairy Lee

I colored the image with Copics, and paper pieced the cupcake wrapper.  The icing was done with liquid applique, and while it was wet I sprinkled on some pink glitter.  I used a bit of pink chalk ink on the wings.  The designer paper is from the Fairy Paper Pad.  The flowers were made with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, and I added a button and embroidery thread for the centers.  I also used the Antique Linen distress ink on the edges of the papers, the image and the flowers.  I made the doily with one of the Martha Stewart corner punches.

I wanted to take a moment to thank Mo’s Digital Pencil and the Design Team, for an incredible month of July as their GD.  I won’t be gone though, I’ll still be participating in some of their challenges! 

Marilyn

Challenges:

2 Sisters – Challenge #49 Anything Goes.

The Corrosive Challenge – #126 All About Kids.

Make It Monday – Challenge #47 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamp And Show – Anything Goes.

UnstampaBelles Challenges – Celebration!

Sparkles Forum Challenge – #16 Elegant and Lace.

Card Making Mamas – Challenge #25 Food and Drink.

Stamp Something Challenge – Something Embellished.

KB Monday – Challenge #23 Food and Drink.

Truly Scrumptious – Challenge #62 Buttons and Bows.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Release Tuesday!

Hi, everyone!  What a glorious week so far.  The humidity is taking a vacation, hope it doesn’t come back for a while.  It’s Tuesday and New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps.  Today we are featuring “Ginger”. 

Ginger Measure Cup copy

Isn’t our little cookie chef so cute peeking out from her measuring cup!  I colored the image with Copics, and then multi-layered the image using the round and scalloped Spellbinder dies.  The designer paper is from the Kaiser Craft – Lilac Avenue paper pad, and the DP layered behind the image is by Martha Stewart.  The lilac panel was embossed with the Diamond Trellis folder by Couture Creations.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.

Challenges:

Craft Us Crazy – Challenge #13 Anything Goes.

Sew Many Cards – Challenge #61 Cookies.

Fairy Knoll – Challenge #60 Colors Of The Rainbow.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Marilyn

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Stamps R Us!

So glad you have decided to join us to celebrate our one year birthday for Stamps R Us Challenges Blog.  We are celebrating by having a blog hop, with oodles and oodles of prizes!  You can find the list of all our sponsors and what the prizes are on the Stamps R Us blog. 

If you’ve arrived here from Marilyn's blog, then you are on the right track!  If you wish to start at the beginning so you don’t miss any of the fabulous creations from the DT’s head on over to the Stamps R Us blog.

Our wonderful sponsor at Stamps R Us for our Birthday challenge is Whimsie Doodles!  To help Stamps R Us celebrate our birthday Whimise Doodles is giving our fans a 10% off coupon good for 30 days from the start of our current challenge!  For your shopping pleasure the code for a 10% discount is SRU10.

Sea Shell Koale

I got to work with this adorable image “Sea Shell Koale” from Whimsie Doodles, and colored the image with Copics.  I decided to make a tent fold card.  I used the Spellbinders round dies to cut the circle in the middle, and add the frame.  The waves were printed on card stock (Sweet Threads by Basic Grey) and then cut out and glued to the frame.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The designer paper is from the Summer Days paper pad by Echo Park.

Your next hop along the way is Paige, wait till you see her gorgeous card!  Here's a list of our design team blogs in case you get lost along the way:

Carol

Collette

Jan

JoJo

Kathy

Lynn

Marilyn

Marilyn – You Are Here!

Paige

Shannon

Tammy

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Please remember to leave a comment on each blog along the hop today, so that you will be eligible to win one of our fabulous prizes!  Good luck everyone!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Craft Us Crazy – Challenge #13 Anything Goes!

Charisma Cardz – Challenge #29 Sunshine Colors.

Totally Paper Crafts – One For The Boys.

Fussy and Fancy Friday – Summer.

Fairy Tale – Challenge #20 Summer, Sun and Sunshine.

Craft Your Days Away – Challenge #25 Summertime.

Totally Gorjuss – Challenge #90 Punch or Dies.

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #79 Beachy or Summer.

Challenge Up Your Life – #48 Tent Card.

Ladybug Crafts – July Summer Birthday.

STAMPS R US BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who hopped along in our blog hop and played along in all of our mini challenges this week. All the winners will be posted by Monday PM on the Catch The Bug Blog.  So be sure to check back on Monday!

I do have ONE winner to announce from all the lovely people who left comments on my blog hop card. I used random.org and it chose #43, and that winner is Shannon White!   Congrats Shannon, please get in touch with me so that I can send you the Brat Boy image, that I used for my card.

Marilyn

Catch The Bug Challenge – Metallic Colors

This week at Catch The Bug Saturday challenge, our theme is Metallic Colors plus Brads or Eyelets. 

Gus At My Age

After a week of Christmas cards, it was great to do a summer going to the beach card with “Gus”.  This image is called “Gus At My Age”.  You can find this image HERE, along with many more of the adorable and outrageous Gus.

I colored the image with Copics, and then added the clouds with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink using a dabber and a template.  The sentiment comes with the image.  The designer paper is from the Echo Park Summer Days paper pad.  I used the Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug on the silver card stock. 

Challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Friday – Challenge #41 Summer.

Ladybug Crafts Ink – Challenge Summer Birthdays.

Tuesday Throwdown – Challenge #58 Something Metallic.

DDH Challenges – Week 2 Summer.

Crafty Purple Frog – Take A Dip.

CES – Challenge #46 Humour/Funny!

Marilyn

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge

We have a great challenge for you this week on The Outlawz, the theme is “Things With Wings”.  With the heat and humidity here, I wish I had wings I’d fly some where nice and cold!  As usual you can use any image you want as long as it fits the theme, and you use either Copics or Promarkers.  You can find all the info and list of prizes on The Outlawz Challenges site.  Good luck everyone!

Clover Dancing With Dragonflies

I’ve used an image from Pollycraft Monday called “Clover Dancing With Dragonflies”.  I used Copics to color the image, and then sponged on the background clouds using the Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink and a template.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.  The designer paper is from the Kioshi Paper pad.

Challenges:

By The Cute And Girly – July Challenge Things With Wings.

Magical Monday – Use Some Texture.

Pollycraft Monday – Challenge #102 Summer Fun.

Craft Your Passion – Challenge #67 “Text It”.

Deep Ocean – Challenge #4 Ribbons.

Have a wonderful week-end, and stay COOL!!

Marilyn

Catch The Bug Mini Challenge and Freebie Friday

Woo Hoo it’s Friday, talk about an incredibly hot week in Canada!  Our final mini challenge for Christmas In July is “Anything Goes”.  What a great way to end the week.  I hope you have enjoyed our festivities for the week.  Don’t forget there will be a new linkz that will appear at 7am on the day of the challenge. So you may create ahead of time but must submit your project on the day of the event!

Also a quick reminder that today is the last day to leave a comment on my blog hop post for your chance to win the digital image that I used for the Hop. I will be posting the winner tomorrow on my blog, so be sure to check back and see if it is you!

CS Scarf

I made a ornament using the “CS Scarf” image.  The snowflakes were cut using a Cricut cartridge, and then I added a crystal gem for the centers.  The image was colored with copics and then cut out and layered on the ornament.  The ornament is actually made with a toilet paper roll.  I found a tutorial for this ages ago.  I am going to try and find it again and will add the link for anyone who wants to try it.  It’s very simple to do, and cost nothing, since everyone has toilet paper rolls!

Challenges:

Craft Us Crazy – Challenge #13 Anything Goes.

Digi's With Attitude – Challenge #32 Anything Goes.

Freebie Friday – Deacon Candy Cane

This weeks freebie Friday image is “Deacon Candy Cane”.  You can get this adorable image for free at Bugaboo Stamps, and while you are there have a browse at all the wonderful digital images Bugaboo has to offer!

Deacon Candy Cane

I really love this image, and there will be more like this in the Bugaboo store.  The image was colored with Copics.  I added a bit of glitter on the bells, and the pom pom of his hat.  I used liquid applique and glitter on the trim of the hat.  The gold card stock was embossed with the Christmas folder by Cuttlebug.  I love the rich look of the gold and embossing. 

Challenges:

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #78 Christmas In July.

KB Cute Monday – Challenge #22 Use A Digi Stamp.

Creative Belli – Challenge #122 Christmas In July.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Marilyn

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Catch The Bug Mini Challenge

Well, three down and two more to go for the Christmas In July Mini Challenges at Catch The Bug.  Today’s theme is “Snow Business”.  Just create something with snow, how easy is that!  Don’t forget there will be a new linkz that will appear at 7am on the day of the challenge. So you may create ahead of time but must submit your project on the day of the event!  Good luck everyone!

Chubby Snowman

I’ve used the image called “Chubby Snowman”.  I’ve colored him with copics, and used the Lacey Round Spellbinder die as a frame.  The embossing was done with the Snowflake border folder by Cuttlebug.  The Christmas paper, is left overs from last year, so I can’t remember who made it, sorry!

Challenges:

Jellypark Challenges – #1 Christmas In July.

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #78 Christmas in July.

Make It Monday – Challenge #46 Anything Goes.

Marilyn

Let’s Have A Pool Party!

at Mo’s Digital Pencil

Summer Vacation!

I hope most of you are on your summer vacation, and having a blast!  It seems the summer heat is here to stay awhile for most of Canada and the United States.  This week at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge we want to see your cards/projects with a “Summer Vacation” theme.  I think with this heat we will see a lot of beaches and pool party themed cards!

Pool Party

For my Summer Vacation card I used the “Pool Party” image.  I colored her with copics then cut the image out, and popped it up on the background.  So I got the bright idea of printing out a grass template, then coloring it (no problem), and then cut it out.  Well what a job cutting around those thin blades of grass.  Not once mind you, I decided I needed two of them.  After I did the clouds, I added the grass then I colored on the sand.  The sun is also a digital stamp, which I colored then cut and added as the background.

I used the large dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug for the turquoise card stock panel.  The designer paper is from the Echo Park Summer Days paper pad.  The sentiment is a sticker, which I added to purple card stock, and then cut around it.

I hope you’ll join our challenge this week, and good luck to everyone!

Challenges:

All Sorts Challenge – Week 112 Free and Easy.

Lexi's Creations – Challenge #44 At The Beach.

Saturday Challenge – #143 Holidays.

Designed 2 Delight – Let’s Go To The Beach.

Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #120 Animalantics!

iCopic Lover – Challenge #39 Pastel Colors.

Paper Playtime – Challenge #50 Summer.

City Crafter Challenge – Week #66 It’s A Shore Thing!

Marilyn

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Catch The Bug Mini Challenge

Today’s Christmas In July mini challenge at Catch The Bug is a sketch.  As usual a new Linkz will be added each morning at 7am to allow you to add that days challenge entry.  Good luck!

Winter Bird

The image I used is from the “Winter Bird” series.  I colored the image with Copics, and then used liquid applique for snow.  The image was cut out and pop dotted on the card stock.  The designer paper is by Basic Grey.  I used the lacey square die by Spellbinder for a frame.

Challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge – Challenge #48 Christmas In July.

The Crafty Pad – Challenge #130 Christmas In July.

Christmas Inspirations – Challenge #29 Anything Goes.

I Did It Creations – Challenge #64 Animals.

Sweet Stamps Blog – Challenge #24 Winter Blues.

Creative Card Crew – Animal Antics.

Marilyn

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Catch The Bug Mini Challenge

Make A Card/Project With Image Provided

Ruby Christmas Tree

For today’s mini challenge, Jodie provided this freebie “Ruby Xmas Tree”.  You can download this image at the Catch The Bug challenge blog.  Don’t forget there will be a new linkz that will appear at 7am on the day of the challenge. So you may create ahead of time but must submit your project on the day of the event!

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamps – Challenge Anything Goes.

2 Sisters – Challenge #48 Christmas In July.

CES – Challenge #45 Christmas In July.

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #78 Christmas In July.

Marilyn

Monday, July 18, 2011

Catch The Bug Mini Challenges

Non-Tradition Christmas Colors.

Monday already, the week-end just flew by!  Today’s the first of our Christmas In July mini challenges at Catch The Bug, and we want to see a card/project made with non-tradition Christmas colors.  We have daily prizes and we have weekly prizes. To be eligible for the weekly prizes you must participate in each of the daily challenges according to the recipe. The daily prize winners will be chosen from that days challenge.  So you may create ahead of time but must submit your project on the day of the event!  Good luck!

JJ Ornament

My non-tradition Christmas colors are “Pink and Turquoise”, and I’ve used “J.J. Ornament”.  I colored the image with Copics, then cut her out and layered her on the round and scalloped Spellbinder dies.  The little bit of designer paper is by Kaiser Craft - Christmas Carnival.  I also used a Martha Stewart border and corner punch to make the pink frame.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamps – Challenge Anything Goes.

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge #173 Going Round In Circles.

Charisma Cardz – Challenge #28 It’s In The Stars.

2 Sisters – Challenge #48 Christmas In July.

Marilyn

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas

CIJButtonStellaNOW

Hi, and welcome to our Christmas In July blog hop at Catch The Bug.  Wow, have you been drooling over all the stunning creations so far by our amazing designers, I know I have.  I hope you have hopped here from Lynda's blog, wasn’t her project amazing!  To start at the beginning of the blog hop go to CATCH THE BUG.

We have lots going on this week, from the blog hop, to mini challenges all week long, and don’t forget all the wonderful prizes Jodie is offering for the blog hop. Remember to leave a comment on each blog along the way, we (DT) will each be picking one person to win our Bugaboo stamp that we used on our cards/projects for the hop.  Good luck!

Brat Boy Elf

My Bugaboo Stamps image that is up for grabs is called “Brat Boy – Elf”.  He looks like he is taking a break from helping Santa get ready for Christmas!  I colored the image with Copics, then cut him out and layered him on cardstock.  I used the oval and scalloped Spellbinder dies for the layering.  The designer paper is from the Jovial Paper pad by Basic Grey.  The red panel and the Christmas tree were embossed with the Christmas folders by Cuttlebug.  I added some gold glitter to the bell on his hat.

Sue is your next stop along the way.  I hope you are enjoying your blog hop, and thank you for stopping by.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Fairy Knoll – Challenge #59 Christmas In July.

Inspire Me Fridays – Challenge #15 Anything Goes.

Simply Create – Challenge #48 Christmas Time.

Stamp Something – Christmas In July.

Stamping With The Dragon – Christmas In July.

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

Digi’s With Attitude – Challenge #32 Anything Goes.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

It’s been a warm humid week here in Montreal, and I’ve been working on Christmas cards and praying for rain and even snow!  I believe we actually got to 40 degrees Celsius.  This week our challenge at The Outlawz is to make a Christmas card or project.  You can use any image, the only rule is you must use either Copics or Promarkers and even a combination of both.  So ladies, get a head start on your cards for the holidays, and at the same time you may even win one of the amazing prizes being offered at The Outlawz challenge site. Good Luck!

Polly Craft

My image is from Polly Craft, and it’s called “New Christmas”.  I love the Goth look of this image.  You could probably turn this into a Halloween image, by just changing up the colors and styles.

The image was colored using Copics, and the designer papers are from the Jovial paper pad by Basic Grey.  I added some red glitter to her hat and mitten, and then some liquid applique for the trim on the hat.  I embossed the panel with the Snowflake folder by Cuttlebug.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC

Challenges:

Pollycraft – Challenge # 101 Great Outdoors (Making Snowman).

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

Dijistamps4Joy – Challenge #23 Christmas In July.

Deep Ocean – Challenge #3 Cards.

Totally Paper Crafts – Challenge #75 Girly Girls.

Sew Many Cards – Challenge #60 Glitter.

Digi's With Attitude – Challenge #32 Anything Goes.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Marilyn

Freebie Friday–Bugaboo Stamps

Bear Christmas Tag

This adorable “Bear Christmas Tag” is the Friday freebie from Bugaboo Stamps!  Jodie’s got a whole lot more in store, be sure to head over and check them out.

My tag was colored with Copics, and then layered on cardstock.  Tags are a great way to use up all those left over pieces of card stock from other projects, which is what I did here.

Tomorrow is our Christmas in July blog hop at Catch The Bug, I hope to see you there!

Challenges:

OLLCB – Challenge #84 Tag It!

Make It Monday – Challenge #45 Anything Goes.

Crafty Catz Weekly – Challenge #91 Tags.

Marilyn

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Miss Bossy!

Challenge #91

at Mo’s Digital Pencil

Black and White With One Contrasting Color.

Bossy (2)

This is my second week as GD with Mo’s digital pencil, and it’s been marvellous!  This week the challenge theme is to use black and white with one other color.  This does not include the hair or skin.  When I saw this cutie at Mo’s store, I immediate thought of my daughter.  This was the perfect image for her birthday card.  You’ll understand when you see the tag that is on the inside of the card.  The image is called “Bossy”.  I decided to make a Cross Over card so that I could add a tag.

My contrasting color is purple, my daughters favourite color.  I colored the image with Copics.  The image was cut and layered using the Lacy Square Dies by Spellbinder.  The two embossing folders I used were Happy Birthday by Cuttlebug, and Floral by Crafts Too.  The white card stock was already embossed.  Flower are by Prima.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Bossy

This hilarious sentiment was a freebie I got ages ago from Create With TLC, and I knew I wanted to use this for my daughters card.  We have been bugging her about turning 30, and I thought this sentiment said it all!  Needless to say, she loved the card, and is realizing that turning 30 is nothing to worry about.  The one last thing I did with this card, is on the inside I added a birthday poem, but put it in large print…..another way to tease her.

Well, there you have it, I hope you will join us this week for another great challenge, and don’t forget to pop over and leave some love at the other DT blogs, they will have some stunning cards to show you.

Challenges:

All Sorts Challenge – Week 111 Free and Easy.

Craft Your days Away – Challenge #24 Fancy Folds (Cross Over Card).

OSAAT – Challenge #70 Anything Goes.

ICOPIC – Challenge #38 All About Birthdays.

Stamp Insanity – Challenge #66 Anything Goes.

Anything Goes – Challenge #45 More Than One Fold.

Digital Tuesdays – Challenge #119 Spellbound.

For Fun Challenge – 1 Fold (besides the original).

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

Marilyn

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Release Tuesday

Knobby Knee Candy Cane

This weeks new release at Bugaboo Stamps is “Knobby Knee - Candy Cane”.  Don’t forget to check out the store for the rest of the images in the set.  It’s a great time to get all those Christmas cards done, instead of rushing to finish them in December.  Also, a reminder that Saturday July 16th is our Christmas in July blog hop, make sure to check it out, there is going to be lots and lots of prizes and oodles of fun!

Challenges:

MAWTT – Challenge #106 Christmas In July.

Craft Us Crazy – Christmas In July.

Little Red Wagon – Christmas In July.

Stampin With The Dragon – Christmas In July.

Crafts And Me – Challenge #42 Favourites. (Bugaboo Stamps)

Incy Wincy Designs – Challenge #101 Sugar and Sweets.

Have a great week!

Marilyn

Monday, July 11, 2011

Through The Garden Gate…..

Well, it’s Monday, and time for another challenge at Stamps R Us, and this time the theme is “Threw The Garden Gate”.  We are being sponsored by Heart Song Designs, and ‘my oh my’ what gorgeous digital images she has in her store.  I hope you will pop over and check it out.  We got to work with some of the images for this challenge, and one lucky person will win a generous prize from Heart Song Designs, maybe it will be you!

Spring Mailbox

My image is called “Spring Mailbox”, and it has some fancy trim for a mailbox!  The image was colored with Copics.  The panels were embossed with a Crafts Too folder.  I crocheted the flower then added a purple brad for the center.

Challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday – Challenge #109.

Creative Belli – Challenge #121 Custom Made Bellies.

Fab 'n' Funky – Challenge #80 Purple Haze.

For Fun Challenges – Sit A Bit And Crochet.

Charisma Cardz – Challenge #27 All About Flowers.

Happi Challenge – HLSC30 There’s A Critter In The House.

Have a great week!

Marilyn

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge – Clean and Simple

Happy Saturday, and you know what that means, it’s time for another challenge on the Catch The Bug blog.  This week we are going with the theme of “Clean and Simple”.

Birthday Turtle

I love CAS cards, they whip together in no time, and you get to showcase the image instead of all the pretty embellishments.  This week I am using the adorable “Birthday Turtle” digital image.  If you are looking for more of these cute little turtles,  you can head on over to the Bugaboo Stamps store, where you will have plenty to chose from.  Good luck, you won’t be able to buy just one.

I colored the image with Copics, then used some Martha Stewart glitter on the turtles spots.  The gorgeous embossed panel was done using the Couture Diamond Trellis folder.  I found this cute sentiment as a freebie on the Create With TLC blog.  The button is by Doodlebug.

Challenges:

Penny's Paper Crafts – Challenge #57 Birthdays.

Your Next Stamp Challenge – YNSC46 Buttons Up!

Aud Sentiments – Challenge #32 Sentiment With 2 Or More Words.

Have a wonderful week-end.

Marilyn

Friday, July 8, 2011

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps

Joy July 8

This week the Friday freebie is a Christmas image, using letters.  It’s also perfect for our Christmas In July blog hop happening next Saturday on July 16th.  Be sure to check Catch The Bug on the 16th for all the information on this fun event.  Hope to see you there!

I colored my image with Copics, and then used Gold glitter on the ornament.  The designer paper is from the Jovial paper pad by Basic Grey.  The ribbon is by American Crafts.

Challenges:

Sunday Sketch and Stamp – Challenge #62.

Our Creative Corner – Seasonal Celebration.

Craft Your Passion – Challenge #65 Anything Goes.

KB Cute Monday – Challenge #20 Anything Goes.

Make It Monday – Challenge #44 Anything Goes.

Sweet Stamps Blog – Challenge #22 Christmas In July.

Tuesday Throwdown – Challenge #56 Christmas In July.

The Paper Variety – Christmas In July.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week-end!

Marilyn

The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge

This week our challenge is Monochromatic, using the color BLUE.  You can use any image you’d like, but you must color with either Copics or Promarkers, or you can combine the two.  We have some wonderful prizes this month, be sure to head on over to The Outlawz for all the information concerning the prizes.

Meljens Designs

My image is by Meljen’s Designs.  I colored the images with Copics, then used the Spellbinder dies to layer the image.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.   The designer papers are from the Lauderdale paper pad by Basic Grey, and the Sweet Fairy paper stack by Prima.

Challenges:

CES Challenges – #43 Woodland Creatures.

Paper Take Weekly – Anything Goes.

Sentimental Sundays – Challenge #62 Anything Goes.

Simply Less Is More – Week 22 Color.

Paper Creators Crafts – Challenge #2 Special Occasions.

Marilyn

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge #90

I’m so excited to be posting my first project as a GD with Mo's Digital Pencil, and if you’ve seen Mo’s design team/dream team you will know this is quite an honour!  They are some of the most talented ladies out there in blog land.

The theme this week on Mo's Digital Challenge blog is “Vintage With Distressing and Lace”.  This was a great challenge for me to start my July GD spot with Mo’s.

Young Love

The image I chose to use is called “Young Love”.  I colored the image with copics.  I distressed the edges with scissors, then lightly sponged on distress inks by Tim Holtz, and the colors I used were Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy.  The designer paper is from the Out Of Print paper pad by Basic Grey.  The border punch is by Martha Stewart.  The flowers which I’ve had for ‘donkey years’ are by Prima.  I’m so glad I finally got to use them.  The adorable sentiment was a freebie from Create With TLC.

Challenges:

Bling It On – July Challenge Anything Goes!

Craft Your Days Away – Challenge #23 Vintage.

Bearly-Mine – Challenge #14 Anything Goes.

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #41 Wedding or Anniversary.

Digital Tuesday – Challenge #118 Bling It Up!

The ABC Challenge – Y is for Yesterday!

Happi Challenge – HLSC29 Frame It.

Cute Card Thursday – Lace

Don’t forget to pop over to the over DT blogs, I am sure they have some gorgeous projects for you to drool over!

Marilyn

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Release Tuesday!

Hi everyone, hope you’ve all enjoyed your long week-end.  It was Canada Day on Friday, and the 4th of July, yesterday for my American neighbours.

Today, Jodie’s new release is "”Snowman Ornaments”, and what a blast they were to work with.  I chose to make tags with the images.

Ornament July 5

I used the Wonky Spellbinder dies to make the shape of the tags, and I add the “To and From” to the tags.  I colored them with copics, and used shimmer paint on the ornaments.  This was very quick and easy to do.  Don’t forget to check out the other samples from the DT’s, and then head on over to Bugaboo Stamps  to see what else Jodie has in store for you!

One Stitch At A Time – Challenge #69 Use A Digi.

Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #118 Seeing Double!

Thanks for poppin in!

Marilyn

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Meet Trudy–Mo’s New Paper Doll

If you are a fan of Mo’s Digital Pencil, she is having a contest right now on Facebook.  She gave a link to everyone who wanted to participate to get this adorable freebie, plus the party dress that goes with her.  You can either make a paper doll, or just use Trudy on a card, but you must use the dress and Trudy on your projects.

Trudy With Gift

She is just so darn cute.  She is actually just in her underwear, but then the fun is in creating a lovely party dress or two, for your paper doll.  I attached the doll, but she can easily be removed, so that she can be played with.  I also added a little cardboard stand, that way she will stay propped up.  The card is a double pocket diagonal card.  I made two tags, to represent her closet, each tag holds two dresses.  I drew the little silver hangers for her clothes.  The actual paper doll is colored with Copics, but all the dresses are paper pieced.

Trudy Pulled Tags

This shows the tags partially pulled out.  I used some embroidery floss as a pole to hang the hangers on.  The sentiment is from Kraftin’ Kimmie.

Trudy Dress Tags

So, here is picture of all her lovely little party dresses.  What a spoiled little girl! 

This was so much fun to do, it reminded me of when I was little.  I use to cut out the models from the Sears catalogue, and then make my own clothes.  I can remember spending  hours playing with the paper dolls.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing Trudy and her dresses, and that it brings back lots of memories of being a child and playing with dolls.  Thanks for stopping by.

Marilyn

Challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge – Week 138 Tag Your It!

All Sorts Challenge – Week 110 Free and Easy.

2Sisters Challenge – #46 Birthdays.

Stamp Something Challenge – Anything Goes.

Bling It On – (July) Anything Goes.

Crafts and Me – Challenge #41 Birthdays.

Top Tip Tuesday – T is For….. (Tags).

Catch The Bug Challenge – Anything Goes!

Happy Saturday all!  Can you believe we are into July already, half the year gone, or you could say half the year still to come!  We got an easy challenge for you this week over at Catch The Bug, and it’s Anything Goes, easy right?

JJ Back Pain

My daughter is pregnant with her second child, and I thought this would be a cute card to send her, because lord knows, everything is better with CHOCOLATE, even back pain!  I’m sure she will get a real kick when she gets this card.  The image is called “JJ Back Pain”.  If you love this image, then head on over to Bugaboo Stamps, there are lots more cute JJ images, with hilarious pregnancy sentiments to go with them.

I’ve colored the image with Copics, then layered it using the Reverse Wonky Rectangle dies, by Spellbinders.  The designer paper and border punch is from the Martha Stewart line. 

Challenges:

Sweet Stamps Blog – Challenge #21 Sketch.

Stampavie – Challenge #146 More Than 3 Layers.

Divas By Design – Challenge #5 Die Cuts/Punches.

Little Darlings – Challenge #2 Favourite Color Combo (Purple/Green).

Have a great week-end, hope you participate in our challenge, maybe this will be your week to win!

Marilyn

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Woo Hoo, it’s Friday and another long week-end here in Canada!  We have another awesome Copic/Promarker challenge for you over at The Outlawz.  This week our theme is a “Male” card. 

Bentley Bear

Today I’m using one of my rubber stamps for a change.  I’ve had these stamp for awhile, and it was a freebie, along with a few others in the Card Making and Paper Craft magazine from the U.K.  The stamps are from the “Bentley” line.

I colored the image with copics, and then tried a new technique for the shading.  After I laid down three colors of blue, and got them blended till I was happy with it, I used the blending pen to remove some of the color, giving it highlights.  I am quite pleased with the effect.   The designer papers are from the My Minds Eve paper pad (Stella Rose).  The sentiment is another great freebie from  Create With TLC.

I want to give a shout out to my lovely blog friend Marilyn, who so kindly gave all the DT members on Stamps R Us, a tutorial on “how to make clouds”.  I hope you’ll stop by her blog and check out her wonderful creativity!  I love this technique so much, you’ll probably see a lot more clouds on my cards.

Challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C93 Sketch.

Anything Goes Challenge – #44 The Letter ‘D’ (designer paper, dog).

Stamp-n-Doodle – Challenge Animals/Nature.

Crafty Catz Weekly – Challenge #89 Colors of Summer.

Digi's With Attitude – Challenge #32 Anything Goes.

Have a wonderful week-end, and thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn