Saturday, January 30, 2010

Valentine's with a Twist!

Bugaboo is having a new challenge today Oh Yeah!
So here are the deets for this challenge.
Create a card, tag, layout or item that could be used for Valentine’s Day the twist is to use non-traditional valentine colors, that means no pinks and no reds
So head over to the Challenge blog  and get all the details.
Prizes: Grand winner receives 7 bugaboo digi stamps of their choice!
And, being it is our very first challenge, we'll throw in a couple more prizes!
Second place..4 digi stamps of your choice.
Third place..2 digi stamps of your choice!!
I can't wait to see what you create.  Here is my card to get you started!

Friday, January 29, 2010

It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo!

Check out these cute images that are being released today as freebies! Jodie is so generous to give us not 1 but 2 great freebies today so head out to 
to get yours today and visit the DT blogs for more great projects

   This card was created by the talented 
     Rae Anne Springer part of our DT

It' blog hope time at SMC!

Welcome to the Sew Many Cards New Release Blog Hop!! We’re so glad you could join us this week for a chance to see Angela’s new releases and a chance at winning some great prizes!! We’d like to say hello and welcome to all our new followers, welcome back to all our supporters and to thank all of you for a wonderful first month at our new challenge blog!
Our sponsors this month is  Wags N’ Whiskers and  Simon Says Stamp!
To win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Wags N’ Whiskers Store and a new release stamp from Wags N’ Whiskers you MUST comment on EACH design team members blog. We know we have a large team, but it’ll be well worth the hop to see all of our teams great projects and our sponsors awesome prizes!
Would you like to win a $10 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp and the entire line of Sew Many Cards new releases…then we have a special challenge this week for you during our blog hop…You’ll find all the details on the last stop of our hop!
Please stop by each of the Sew Many Cards design team members blogs and leave a friendly comment, and be sure to leave us an email or link to your blog when you finish the hop at our challenge blog!!

You have arrived here from  you are in the right place . Your next stop in the hop will be the last stop of the hop.

If you lose your way the list for the order is here and at Sew Many Challenges.”>Jeri – SMC DT Coordinator”>Sarabeth – SMC LO Coordinator> Sew Many Challenges Blog

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Release day today!

Here are a couple of projects I did for "New Release Tuesday over at  Jodie created two  new sets go check them out!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Kickin Birthday

I needed a birthday card for a little boy who is very dear to me.   I decided to used Mo's Digital Pencil.  This image is so cute and I computer generated the sentiment to go with it.  I hope you enjoy and thinks for looking!

Happy Birthday SMC style

I have some monthly swaps that I am in with SCS.   I love this one b/c it is for 13 cards and each month we have a theme that the hostess picked out prior.  This month was birthday so I decided to use my SMC image toga that is a cute little turtle.  the paper I used was by American Craft.  I colored it with copic markers and added faux brads to finish him off.  I hope you enjoy.

Also used for 

Enjoy, it's National Belly Laugh Day

Who knew!   I did not know but I love it who couldn't use a good belly laugh!  As it happy Bugaboo's stamps has some great digi stamps  that fit the bill.   I could have made cards all day that could make you chuckle but here are just a couple projects I did.   Meet Gus, isn't he a hoot.  I just love him.  If you need a little more Gus in your life head over to Bugaboo and get yours now!

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo!

That's Right it is freebie time, but guess what we have 2 freebies today !   Here are projects I made with the images.   Be sure and go over to the store at 

Check out the other dt blogs for some great projects as well!

SMC #2 Challenge

This is the card I did for the "purple" challenge this week.  I used this cute little image and added lots of bling to make her stand out.   The challenge called for purple and a splash of black so I matted the card in black added some little pearls from Making Memories and the little silver plate that says "hugs and kisses"   I hope you enjoy her!  Head over to  / to check out some of the great projects submitted by our talented DT members.   Be sure and grab your great freebie while  you are at it!

Cosmo Cricket is our sponsor for the week and they have some awesome stuff so be sure and  join us for a terrific challenge!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tutorial Wednesday at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog

Faux Flower Soft

What is flower soft??  Flower soft is a great product that adds texture and dimension to your projects.

I know you all have seen it and then saw the price and decided you didn’t need it that bad. I know I have. Well here is a much cheaper alternative.

All you need are the things in this picture:

That’s right Styrofoam, a cheese grater and re-inkers or food coloring works just as well.
Here is my stash.

Ok this can be a messy job that is why I try to do all my colors at one time. You take the Styrofoam and you grate it. It will go everywhere so if you have a tray sit it on top so it is not so messy but don’t worry it will clean up! I grate mine into the rubber stamp boxes.

After I have grated what I want grated I put some in a little container and add coloring you can add more but cannot take away that way you get the desired color. After you have colored store in an air tight container. White is perfect uncolored for snow see below the scarf is also fuzzy .  You can get green and not have to color at all. I get mine at Walmart and have gotten some at the Dollar Tree as well.

When you go to use it us apply all purpose white glue, just a thin layer and using your fingers or tweezers put your faux flower soft on the part you have added glue to, gently push down into the glue brush of excess. I found when using the white if you have large surfaces keep in a large clear container and work over it, this helps keep it contained.

I hope you will try this very easy technique and I am sure you will love the results.  
The cute snowman is from Bugaboo digi stamps go check them out you wont be disappointed.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Caught the love Bug!

We got an email today from Angela  asking us if we wanted to take part in a sketch challenge over at SCS and I figured why not. So I decided to use the wheelbarrel of Love a freebie over at Sew Many Cards Challenge blog. I really like this sketch and thought it played great with this DS paper which is DCWV from Joann's. I found the little heart charm in my stash and then remembered the little lady bugs I had and thought it was perfect with this image. Thanks for looking!

Challenge Time

I decided to get a couple of challenges out tonight so I decided to use Mildred the latest release over at Bugaboo Digi Stamps so run over and get your set!   Who can resist her!  I did  Mildred Bingo using a Basic Gray paper I had in my stash, I used Lindsey's bingo card from frugal stamper, and followed the sketch from


Last challenge of the night

I am doing a couple of challenges  tonight so I decided to use Mildred the latest release over at Bugaboo Digi Stamps so run over and get your set!   Who can resist her!  I did  Mildred  being me for sure using My Minds Eye Paper I had in my stash,and some buttons to complete the sketch challenge from

I hope you enjoy!

Meet Mildred

It's Tues and at Bugaboo Tuesday means new release day so meet Mildred, the kinda grandma everyone needs!!! Mildred takes care of business!  Mildred is avail in our store right now so run over and grab your  set!

Monday, January 18, 2010

And the Winner is!!!!

The winner from my blog is Cheryl #15 I have sent a message so please email me your details and I will send your your Recipe book! Thanks for playing along!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Last post of the night!

This little cutie is also a bugaboo, how sweet is she!   I like her because she is not the cutesy valentines images.   I use K&CO paper for the card and my MS arches punch and the SU scallop punch .  I used my fav tool of all times which is my Diamond Glaze.  I use it so much b/c I love the effect.   I  wanted to also use some other colors than your typical pink and red, thus the blue and green.

Here are the challenges that this cutie will be joining:



Teen aged girl theme


Another Challenge

This is a cute little marshmellow snowman from Bugaboo!  Isn't he cute as soon as I saw him I thougt WEEEEEE!  He makes me wanna go sledding, ok maybe if I was about 20 or more years younger!   He looks like he is having fun though.   I put him in a winter scene coloring page which I struck done to scale and colored him with copics and added glitter, used my MS sprig punch for tree and instant winter.  I also followed a sketch challenge on this. Paper used was K&C company paper I had picked up at Micheal's, ribbon is royal ribbon I found at Joann's for a steal.   Below are the challenges thanks for looking!



lt's Challenge time

With the Bugaboo blog hop underway I thought it was time to work on some cards that are do out for swaps and to get some challenges in while I was at it so for this first card it is a "love" card and for this challenge it is for a valentines card.  The stamp is Bugaboo Stella, love her, paper used is KM  from Hobby Lobby, burgandy organza ribbon and ofcourse bling, gotta have the bling.  The Sentiment is from JustRite stampers.  Thanks for looking!

The challenges used are:
For the Sketch
For the theme

Use something unopened (ribbon)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Today is the day - The 1st blog hop for Bugaboo Digis!

That's right today is the day and we are so excited to share our blog hop with you!  If you have come from Jodie  you are on track if not refer to the map below!

The rules are simple you must visit each blog.  You must leave a comment at each blog.  You must have fun!  See you at the end, oh if you get lost refer to the map listed below as your route to go.

Catch The Bug Challenge Blog <<< 1st stop of the hop!!
Tammy <<<<< You are here!
Audrey <<<< Go here next
Rae Anne
Final Stop  - leave comment at second post!!!

Here is my card I wanted to show you  gotta love  Ruby, she packs an attitude like no other!

And Meet JJ she is so funny, I have put this recipe book together for 1 lucky winner, it includes 20 great recipes would be a great addition to any kitchen or as a gift.  So don't forget to leave a comment!

Head over to Audrey your next stop in the hop!

It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo!

Yep that's right it's Friday so head on over to Bugaboo at to pick up this cute image!!

Sew Many Cards Has A New Challenge Blog!

Sew Many Cards has a new Challenge Site and today is our first challenge there. The challenge this week is "Anything Goes". How easy is that?!?!?! Go over to and check them out and jump into the challenge for great prizes.

The sponsor for this challenge is Stamps Alive  at "

Here is the card I submitted for the challenge.  I love the easel card and this image is so cute.  This was a freebie given for the 1st 50 followers and I fell in love with it.

My paper is open stock for Hobby Lobby and a glitter pack I had and my  buttons from PTI.  I colored Eris the elephant with my copic markers and inked the edges.  I hope you enjoy my card!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A new Challenge blog

There is a new challenge blog in town and they have some awesome blog candy to be had. Run check it out!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I have a winner!

The winner from the SMC Blog hop is Jaccileigh!!!   Her blog is
and she gets the free image on my card listed below!   Congrats Jaccileigh!

Friday, January 8, 2010

It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo! And a suprise Challenge!

Check out the newest freebie at Bugaboo   Stop by and get yours without the watermark b/f next friday!

After you pick up your freebie why not do a quick project for a free image.

Here is my card to give you some ideas, I hope you will join us details on the challenge blog!

Let's all do the Hop, the SMC Hop that is!

Welcome to the very first blog hop for SMC for 2010.  This is so exciting it is my first Blog Hop and my first assignment for SMC.

If you are coming from Suzanne K-- you are at the right place.  

If you have come from somewhere else on the web please go back and start from the beginning  so you don't miss any great creations by our wonderful team!

Here is my card for this challenge, I love the image, how cute would this be for invitations or thank you cards!

 Follow the hope for a chance  to win a digital image from Sew Many Cards but also a grand prize package of $10.00 gift certificate to Doodle Beans Stamps & $15.00 Gift Certificate!! Doodle Bean Stamps is our sponsor for this grand prize package.

  check them out at


Before you do why not take the hop.   The rules are simple leave a comment at each stop (prizes along the way) and make sure you visit each stop.  At the end you will get a huge suprise so make sure you follow through!!



Amber H --

Audrey E --

Ceal P --

Cheri G --

Dawnn S --

Deanette W --

Gloria M --

Jeanette C --

Jeri Moody --

Jessica K --

Kim G --

Kym B --

Kym W --

Maria L --

Mary D --

Mary S --

Melissa W --

Michele L --

Patricia G --

Patricia St. M --

Sarabeth Burke --

Sarah T --

Sherry L --

Suzanne K--

Tammy M --


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I am doing the Happy Dance once more!!!

So far 2010 has been a whirlwind, I found out about SMC design team position, yeah and  then I became the Design Team Coordinator for this great little digital stamp company called Bugaboo.  

In just 5 days I introduced myself to Jodie the very talented designer of these great stamps, we decided to create our very on design team to help us get the word out that Bugaboo stamps are great and we want everyone to know it, we created a blog to host all of our challenges and then we made our great annoucements, it has been such a whirlwind but so well worth it.

I am so excited to be working with some very talented ladies, some are old friends, some are new and some I have yet to meet but I know with the team we have picked this should be a great experience for everyone involved.  

You need to see these stamps to believe them Jodie has been working so hard and there are so many stamps it is hard to choose from.  She even post freebies and has the cutest monkey up for grabs so run on over to her store and get yours before he dissapears, the store is at and check them out then stop by our new blog on January 15th  very first blog hop, will not be disappointed we will be having challenges, hosting blog hops and lots of tutorials to share.  We hope to see you there!

Jodie thanks for having faith in me and for giving me such a great task.  I look forward to working with Jodie and our very talented  design team members!

I am so so happy to be working with such a talented group of people be sure and stop by and congraulate them!
Jodie - Creator and Designer of Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Audrey Ernest – Design Team Member
Michele L - Design Team Member
Jacki Randolph - Design Team Member
Yvonne Chuck-Sarno -Design Team Member
Rae Anne Springer - Design Team Member
Tanya Johnson- Design Team Member
Sandye Curry – Design Team Member
Melissa Sackman-Design Team Member
Ellen Smith -Design Team Member

Several Monthly swaps!

I made several monthly swaps and sent them out but did not get to post yet.   My next post will do some splaining so I thought I would just post all the pics together then share my wonderful news!!!!

My first Easel Card!

Love her my newest Sugar Nellie

I love Riley!

My last Christmas card of 2009

I just love this little couple from Mo's Digital Pencil

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I'm So Excited!

I am so  so excited,  2009 is over and 2010 has begun and with the new year comes great change!!!

I have been asked to join the SMC design team for 2010  and I just can't wait to get started.  I look forward to creating lots of new projects to share with you all and one of the greatest parts is two of my close friends were also chosen for the team, how fun is that!    More news to follow as it becomes avail so keep an eye for news!!!!