Splish Splash

Splish SplashIt’s time for some fun in the sun!

I’m here to share a bit of inspiration using today’s Friday Freebie from Bugaboo Stamps.  How cute is this little monkey playing in the water…I have grandson’s just like this!

Image:Beach Monkey – Swim
Papers: Summer Splash – Nitwit Collections
Dies: Scallop Border – MFT, Sun – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embellishments: Ribbon, Candi Dots coated with Stickles, Glossy Accents

Need more inspiration?  Check out what the rest of the DT has for you on the Catch the Bug Blog!  Thanks so much for the visit – see you again soon!  Dee

Pink Gem - Spots and Stripes
Pile it On – Summer Fun
That Craft Place – Anything Goes
Love to Create - Bright and Sunny
The Pink Elephant – Summertime
Creative Card Crew - Sea/Beach
Loves Rubberstamps - Summer Fun
Ruby’s Rainbow – On the Beach
QKR Stampede – Swimming

Eggs and Bacon

Eggs and BaconI know this isn’t your typical anniversary card but I couldn’t resist putting these two Bugaboo images together!  It all started with this inspirational photo:

Images: Fried Chicken and Bacon in the Sun – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Under the Sea – Nitwit Collections
Embellishments: Gems and Glossy Accents

I hope you’ll be able to join in for this week’s challenge as I can’t wait to see your take on the photo!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Crafting from the Heart – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – Handcolored Image
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations – Here Comes Summer
Whimsy Stamps – Summertime
Cute Card Thursday – For the Birds
Graph it Markers – Hot Colors
Polkadoodles – Clash the Colours
Natalie and Amy – Summertime

Shoot for the Moon

Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars!

WOF lookbackDid you enjoy all of the Christmas festivities last week?  I know I did –  I’m always amazed with all of the talent in our Bugaboo DT, they sure inspired me!  The lucky winner from my blog is Alvina!  Thanks so much for the lovely comment!!!

Today at Catch the Bug we have a BINGO challenge for you.  My BINGO was made by using circles, a border punch and stars.

Image: Wee One Fairy – Look Back, Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Up, Up and Away – Nitwit Collections
Punch: Eyelet Lace Border Punch – Martha Stewart
Die: Stars – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embellishment: Ribbon – PaperTrey Ink, Stickles

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Paper Creators – For a Child
Simply Create Too – For a Child
The Squirrel and The Fox – Ribbon and Lace
Really Reasonable Ribbon Reamblings – Thins with Wings
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons – Fairies
Alphabet Challenge – “L”ace
Fairy Tale – Use a Digi
Polkadoodles – Add a Little Twinkle (glittered stars)

C is for….

Day 7I hope you enjoyed the week long festivities at Catch the Bug and our Christmas in July week!  It’s hard to believe the fun is wrapping up today!  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to join us for a challenge or two or maybe you played along with all of them!  I’m sure you’ll agree with me, the Bugaboo DT is a group of super talented gals!!!  Today we asking you to use the Friday Freebie and something with the letter “C” on your holiday project!

Image: Friday Freebie – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: “C”hristmas Linen – Nitwit Collections
Die: Scalloped Border
Embellishments: Ribbon, Gem Earrings
Color Inspiration: DRS

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Fussy and Fancy – It’s All About Girls
Graph’It Markers – Christmas in July
Jellypark – Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments – Christmas in July
Deep Ocean – Lots of Layers
Paper Makeup Stamps – Girly Girl

Catch the Bug CIJ Photo Inspiration

Day 6I hope you are enjoying the week long festivities at Catch the Bug and our Christmas in July week!  Today we have a Photo Inspiration for you to use for your holiday project!


As you can tell I took the photo inspiration and used it quite literally from the color palette to the horizontal sandal stripes to the coconut drink!  I love it though as I would have never in a million years thought to make a holiday card like this.

Image: Tropical Santa – Drink – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Summer Splash – Nitwit Collections
Die: Buttons – PaperTrey Ink
Embellishments: Baker’s Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Craft Your Passion – Tropical Colors
Glitter n Sparkle – Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz – At the Beach
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
Creative Card Crew – Sea/Beach
Die Cuttin Divas - Just Beachy
Shopping Our Stash – Use something you can’t put down (button dies)
Delightful Sketches – Button, Button

BINGO and Make it Funny

Day 5There are so many adorable images to be found at Bugaboo and many of then come with their own sentiments – my favorite are the snarky ones :-)

I hope you are enjoying the week long festivities at Catch the Bug and our Christmas in July week!  Today we have a BINGO card for you to use and we ask that you make it Funny tool  I made my BINGO by using a Funny Sentiment, Snowflakes and a Players Choice of Ribbon.


Image: Gertrude – Tinsel in a Tangle – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Hootie Holiday – Nitwit Collections
Embellishments: Velvet Ribbon – Hobby Lobby, Felt Snowflakes – Creative Impressions, Rhinestone Brads – Wild Orchid

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Crafty Boots – Christmas in July
Add a Little Dazzle – Add Snowflakes
Crafting by Design – Add a Sentiment
Digi Galore – Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Christmas in July
Penny’s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

CIJ Recipe Challenge

Day 4I hope you are enjoying the week long festivities at Catch the Bug and our Christmas in July week!  Today we have a Recipe Challenge for you to use for your holiday project!  We’d like to see Kraft paper, Embossing (Dry or Wet) and Snowflakes.  I’m using a new image being released today.

I’m one of those that struggles to use Kraft paper.  I have not idea why but I do.  When I saw the challenge, I thought I’d try a technique I see many of you wonderful crafters do and that is to stamp with white ink on to Kraft paper.  I used white ink and on top of that I used white embossing powder and heat set the snowflakes to make a lovely background that required no patterned papers to dress it up.

Image: Mouse Ornaments – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: No designer paper (can you believe it???)
Stamp: Snowflake Border – ???
Die: Anytime Tags – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embellishments: Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Inky Chicks - Christmas in July
Scrap-Creations – Christmas in July
Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes