Friday, July 21, 2017

Day # 7 of Christmas in July @ The Bug Blog

It's the last day of the 
Although, you'll be seeing a lot more cards on my blog using fun Bugaboo holiday digi images. I printed a bunch in anticipation of this week's event, and they are great for the cards I send to Send a Smile 4 Kids  and Cards for Little Hearts

is a Recipe Challenge using today's Friday Freebie, 
which is easily available to download at Bugaboo Stamps.
I printed the image twice and did some paper piecing, first time I ever gouged out the eyes and then decapitated a reindeer.


Additional challenges I am entering: 
Unicorn Challenge #23 - Christmas in July
City Crafter Challenge #371 - Kraft Crafting 
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #174 -  Christmas in July
C. R. A. F. T. Challenge #425 - Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #52 - Christmas/Winter 
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Use a Digi Image


Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A is for Austin + CTMH Card Class 7/18/17

Tuesday was our CTMH card class at Joyce's.   
One of our gals, who used to be a regular and has had some health issues preventing her from attending, asked Joyce to pass on the name and address of a very ill 6 year old boy who loves to receive cards, especially anything with an "A" on it because he knows that's the first letter of his name.

I'm certain he will enjoy this waterfall card.
 





I used a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers, 13 stamps from 7 different CTMH stamp sets, a digi ant from Deedee's Digi set Life's a Picnic, and those cute little ant brads are from Eyelet Outlet.

Challenges I am entering
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #4 - Anything Goes with a critter (alligator)


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And I can't forget to post the 4 cards we made at Tuesday's class:



 That's all for now.  

Enjoy your day!

Day # 6 of Christmas in July @ The Bug Blog

continues today with a color challenge with a
bonus if you use an Oldie But Goodie Bugaboo Digi.
This Bugaboo digi isn't on the new website, so I'm guessing it falls into the Oldie category.

My cards are going to Send a Smile 4 Kids 

 kept the embellishments to a minimum. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Day # 5 of Christmas in July @ The Bug Blog

Today there is a Photo Challenge for Day #5 of the 
and it's supposed to be funny. 

We are suffering from the heat and humidity of the dog days of summer here in Pennsylvania.  This fun Bugaboo puppy thinks Reindeer Training Camp is pretty ruff, too. 


Challenges:  
Christmas in July Challenge - Day #5  Photo  (I picked up on the reindeer in the photo.)
 
Unicorn Challenge #23 - Christmas in July 
Deep Ocean Challenge #159 - Christmas in July 
Create and Make Challenge #13 - Anything Goes, option create your own sentiment
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #38 - Anything Goes/Something Funny or Humorous 
Little Red Wagon Challenge #403 - Christmas in July 
The Ribbon Girls Challenge - Use any Image 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #167 - Anything Goes with Ribbon


I really struggled coming up with something for today.
Now, I'm going to go make a pan of lasagna.
That will be much easier.




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Day # 4 of Christmas in July @ The Bug Blog

Day #4 is a Bingo Challenge at the  Christmas in July Celebration at Catch the Bug.
Since I'm on a huge mission to use only scraps on this year's Christmas cards, you might recognize this paper from Day # 3's project.   It was the last little bit of this paper I have.

I used the diagonal row of the Bingo board, Sparkly, Bugaboo Image, and Ribbon.


Challenges:
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments Challenge #184 - Christmas in July + a Sentiment
Creative Moments Challenge #122 - Anything Goes + Christmas in July twist


Here's a bonus card using the last of the pink patterned paper.

See you tomorrow for Day #5.

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #352 with Sparkle n Sprinkle


It was so nice of Sparkle n Sprinkle to sponsor

I hope you'll be able to play along. 
Sparkle n Sprinkle has a great selection of stamps, both rubber and digital, glitter, embossing powders, cutting files, fabulous new mouses, all those necessary supplies, and more.  You'll definitely want to visit their store, blog and fb page.


For my Tuesday Throwdown Challenge DT card this week, I am using the Snowman with Poinsettia [Digi 450] digital stamp, artwork by Beccy Muir and generously supplied by
This cute guy is also available in the digital stamp set, 

The first thing I did was resize the digi and print four copies.  
I used one of the printed images to cut a mask.

 I laid the mask over another copy of the image, and stamped the entire image with versamark.  After lifting the mask, I sprinkled snow embossing powder on those sections with the versamark and heated it.  It has a nice shiny finish which I just couldn't capture in my photo, but you can see the difference in the parts which were covered by the mask and those that are embossed.
(I'm saving that mask so I won't ever have to cut it again!)
 The image was fussy cut and colored with markers to coordinate with the ribbon I was planning to use.  The hat, top piece of scarf, mittens and flowers were cut from the third copy of the image and colored.  These were popped onto the image for dimension.
And I still have one copy of the image in reserve for another card.

This is the tic-tac-toe board you will need to enter the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week.
My card  has the three items in the center column: 
Flower, Sparkle, and both Wet and Dry Embossing.

I can't wait to see what you create for this week's

Challenges I am entering:
Sparkle n Sprinkle Creative Challenge - anything goes with an image from SNS (on Facebook, come join the group!)
Beccy's Place July Challenge - anything goes with a Beccy's Place image 
Crafting From the Heart Challenge # 168 - Always Anything Goes 
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #248 - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #309 - Christmas in July
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Christmas in July
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 28 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #184 - Christmas in July + a Sentiment
Creative Moments Challenge #122 - Anything Goes + Christmas in July twist


It was nice of you to visit.  If you have time, you're welcome to look around.  It would be lovely if you'd follow my blog.  I've been stuck at 133 followers forever. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Day # 3 of Christmas in July @ The Bug Blog

Today we are wrappin' it up with a 
non-traditional Christmas colored twist for the

How do you like this octagon gift box and tag ?

The Bugaboo digi must be retired. 
I got it in 2013 but can't find it in the store to give you a link.
The pink and black design paper scraps, neither one a full sheet, came from my stash.  I used markers to color the digi to match the candy cane paper.  The die cuts on the box are by Spellbinders and La la Land.  A friend just sent me the octagon buttons as a gift.  Another friend sent me the candy cane charm.  
My blog friends are the best!!!!

Here's another view of the box:

Well, that's my ABC entry for Day #3 of the Christmas in July Celebration at Catch the Bug Blog.


 
Additional Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas  Challenge #342 - Anything Christmas Goes + Use a Die Cut
(The die cuts on the box are by Spellbinders and La la Land.)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - July Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Christmas in July (The die cuts on the box are by Spellbinders and La la Land.)
Craft-dee Bowz July Challenge - Anything Goes with a handmade bow
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #4 - Anything Goes with a critter 
The Holly and Ovy Christmas Challenge #10 - Anything Christmas Goes 
The House That Stamps Built Challenge J1217 - Tic Tac Toe (I used the first row: polka dots, sweet treats and hot pink.) 

Creative Moments Challenge #122 - Anything Goes + Christmas in July Twist
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes 
Go Tag Thursday Challenge #57 - Button It
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #167 - Anything Goes (I used polka dot wire ribbon, black abd white checked fabric ribbon, and baker's twine.)
Patti's Creations Challenge #136 - Something Sweet : candy cane
Cut It Up Challenge #126 - Christmas in July (The die cuts on the box are by Spellbinders and La la Land.)
Scor-pal More than One Score Challenge #39 - Die Cuts  (Multiple scores required to make the box.)


Oh, My!
I just finished typing all those challenges and my Firefox crashed!
Luckily, all I lost were my labels.  
That's it for today.  I'm not taking any more chances!