Thank You Berry Much

Aug 16th BINGOWe’re back! Did you miss us??? The team for Bugaboo stamps had a two-week vacation and I’m sure the rest of the team is just me – excited to back and ready to share our creations with you.

The challenge this week at Catch the Bug is Bugaboo Bingo – just draw a straight line through one of the rows to make your BINGO.  I made mine by using a Bugaboo Image (of course!), Kraft paper and a Die or Punch.

Image: Strawberry Sunbonnet Basket - Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Sweet Preserves (how perfect is that?) – Nitwit Collections
Die: Flowers – MFT, Circles- QuicKutz
Technique: Paper Piercing, Doodling
Embellishments: Enamel Dots

Thanks so much for the visit!  I can’t wait to drop by and see your fantastic creations!  Dee

613 Avenue Create – Sights, Sounds, Smells or Tastes of Summer (Strawberries)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap – Running in Circles
MarkerPOP - Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal – What’s on Your Worktable
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday – Summer

Mojo 357

Mojo  357Here’s my take on this week’s sketch challenge at Mojo Monday!  Hope you like it.

Papers: Coffee Talk – Nitwit Collections
Dies: Notched Butterfly and Tag – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embellishment: Enamel Dots
Sentiment: Freebie from Me to You

Fill the Hear




Thanks so much for stopping by! Dee

Crafty Sentiments – Add a Sentiment
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge – “Q”uote
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Allsorts – All Sentimental

Ladybug Hello

HedgehogIt’s time for another sketch from Stella Says Sketch – this challenge will be for the entire month of August so you have lots of time to participate!  As you can tell, I took the sketch and rotated it on it’s side – that’s one of the beauties of sketches as you can rotate them, you can even flip them!

Image: Hedgehog Flower – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Ladies and Gentlemen – Nitwit Collections
Dies: Flower – PaperTrey Ink, Scalloped Border – LaLaLand
Embellishments: Baker’s Twine, Charm, Gems, Clear Dome
Sketch – Stella Says Sketch #213


As you may have noticed, I Love, Love Nitwit Collections digi papers. I have stacks of papers I purchased over the years that are just sitting in my craft room. I love how I can print just the size of paper I need for my project and the fact they are scalable makes them even more wonderful. I anxious await each new release, in fact I just purchased their newest release yesterday – I just haven’t had a chance to play with it (think of your morning cup of coffee;hint,hint!).

Thanks so much for the visit!  Can’t wait to see your creations,  Dee

Charisma Cardz – Charm, Ribbon and Twine
City Crafter – Animal Magic
Simon Says – Anything Goes
As You Like It – Favorite Papers
Aud Sentiments – Thinking of You
Hanna and Friends – Animals
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls – Anything Goes

So happy for you…

Baby GirlWe’re having a Baby Blog Hop!  Our very own Min and her hubby Glenn are due to have their baby girl any day now and we couldn’t let this wonderful occasion go by without having a shower for her.

Picture3Of course, I had to go all pink – after all as many of you know my last two grandchildren are little girls and they look adorable in pink!  I’m pretty sure pink is both of their mommies favorite color too!

I am so happy for you Min, what a wonderful blessing!

I know it’s a cliche but the best advice I can offer to Min is to enjoy every day…there may be times when you just don’t know what to do next but before you know it those little ones grow up and have babies of their own.  Take lots and lots of pictures and if you have time make a scrapbook or record those special moments with a video – my kids still love to look at their baby pictures!

Enough of my blabbering.

If you came from Cheryl First you are right on track, wasn’t that just the sweetest card?

From here you’ll want to stop by and see Jennifer Zeeb’s adorable card!

So what’s a shower without a game?  We are asking you to guess the weight of the baby and the day she makes her arrival, you can find more details at Catch the Bug.

So happy hopping and Congrats to the new parents!  Dee

My Craft Spot – Just for Little Girls
The Crafter’s Cafe – Use a Digi
The House that Stamps Built – Sparkle, Glitter or Bling
Little Miss Muffet – Baby, Baby

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)