Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Celebrate the Occasion #90

Today is Challenge #90 over at Celebrate the Occasion and the challenge is Thanksgiving using three buttons.

I know, Thanksgiving was last week, but, as you continue to enjoy the last of those leftovers and still have Pilgrims dancing in your head, why not do one last card or two this week to have ready for next year.

My card for you today couldn't be easier, really.
It's a standard card base with a few mats of pattern paper. I just twisted them slightly. I then took this adorable Bobblehead Pilgrim from Bugaboo stamps and colored  him with my Cameo software. You could also use your copics as well. Just a few colors is all it takes. I cut him out and popped him up on the front of the card with some foam tape.

Now don't forget the 3 buttons. I actually used 5, the 4 brown you see in the corners and a teeny tiny button on his shirt sleeve.

The sentiment is as simple as the design and from my very own stamp set, BugBites Autumn Splendor.

I hope you will join us for this challenge and link up one more thankful card for the season.
I can't wait to see how you can inspire me!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

PPPR Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone that hopped along with  us last week for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog hop and to those of you that left wonderful comments. 

The winner of the BugBites Glad Tidings stamp set is.....

Laura: This card is cute.. Love stair step cards..
I already was a follower..

Congratulations Laura. Please send me your mailing address to bugbites411@gmail.com so I can get this holiday stamp set out to you asap. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Great sale over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

I know Black Friday has come and gone, but you can still take advantage of a great sale going on at PPPR. Check it out.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Holiday Decorations

A couple weeks ago I purchased a wonderful SVG file for a nutcracker at SVG Cuts.

I decided I finally had time to cut all the parts and try them. I figure when cutting, why not cut a few more at the same time. So I cut 6!

As I started to put them together, I realized this was not going to be a 2 hour project. Perhaps if I was putting just one together, 2 hours would be enough time, but not for doing 6.
The hardest part for me is always picking out the papers. I didn't get all 6 done quite yet, but got these four completed last night after cooking Thanksgiving dinner. The video tutorial over at SVG cuts was awesome for helping to line up all the pieces for each nutcracker Boy, are there a lot of pieces but well worth the trouble because I think they turned out cute. The finished size is 12" and therefore, look great on a shelf.

I am giving these to friends as a holiday gift with my cookies during my cookie exchange today. Yup, an annual event of baking cookies with my friend and her family. I try to find a little gifty item to give with my cookies each year we get together. They are crafters as well so I know they will appreciate the time and effort I put into these. I hope they like them.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Design Team day at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

Today is Design Team day at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. Yeah!!

I really enjoy the fall season with great colors and of course pumpkins  My card today is simple but I think very cute. I did a shape card using the pumpkin cut file from the First Thanksgiving set.

I brought the image into my Cameo software, duplicated and welded it for the base. I cut it from kraft card stock. I then printed and cut the pumpkin layers also on kraft card stock. For the orange portion of the  pumpkin I used the PPPR digi papers, Pumpkin Spice Floral Brocade and Pumpkin Spice Plaid Grid. I like the rustic look when printed on kraft paper.

The leaves are die cuts using My Creative Time dies along with the stamp sentiment from the Piles of Smiles set.

A little ribbon and my card is ready for mailing.

Please stop over to see what the other DT members have created here with the fabulous files from the Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons store.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Celebrate the Occassion challenge 89- Pumpkin Please!

Happy Tuesday. Only a few days until Thanksgiving. It's a short work week as well, yeah!

This week at Celebrate the Occassion, the challenge is anything with pumpkins.
I came across this cute digital file at Doodle Pantry. I just had to download it the minute I saw it.
The mat shape is from the Silhouette online store. I printed the pattern paper using digital papers from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons.

I hope you will join us and link up your pumpkin project this week when you check out the other DT projects at Celebrate the Occassion.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbon Fall Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbon Fall Blog Hop.

If you came here from Candace's blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog.

Today the Design team gals over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons are making Fall or Thanksgiving projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files for our fall blog hop.
Lisa has designed so many adorable files as well as digital papers it is hard to pick just one, not to mention each week she has a Freebie image.
The great thing about these files is that they all coordinate together so well. You can see that in my card today. 
I used several cut files as well as digital papers.
My card is a center step card. I started with kraft card stock as the base and then added some great papers from Lisa's Pumpkin Spice digital paper line. 

The pilgrim boy is from the First Thanksgiving cut set. I opened the file in my cameo software and with a little adjusting, I printed and cut his body/face and then cut his clothes from scrap papers. 

The corn stalk is from another great fall cut file set called Fall Festival
The tag for the sentiment can be found here and the digital papers here.

Finally, I added a stamped sentiment from the BugBites Autumn Splendor stamp set as well as some ribbon and buttons.

************Blog Candy**********

For hopping along with us today we have this great prize package to give away.
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog on our hop and leave a comment on each blog. 
For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter.
Lisa will randomly choose a winner of the big hop prize on Tuesday, November 20. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.

As an extra bonus, please be or become a follower of my blog, BugBites, and leave me a comment on this post for a chance to win the new BugBites Glad Tidings stamp set. I will announce a winner next week as well.

Now, let's all hop together over to Jeanne's blog and see what wonderful fall project she has for us.

Here's the complete line just in case you get lost along the way...
Barb ~ http://bugbites411.blogspot.com/ -- you are here!
Jeanne ~ http://www.jeannespapercrafts.com/ --- your next stop!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Glad Tidings stamp release

Ok, it's finally here...the big reveal of the new BugBites stamp set, Glad Tidings.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Simply click the link on the right side bar to order now in time for your holiday card making.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Are you a Twilight fan?

Hey everyone....thought I would share something fun with you today. I am in LA for business this week staying at LA Live. Yes, this is near where the Twilight premier will take place tonight.

The event I attended last night gave us the opportunity to walk the actual "black" carpet for the event. The same carpet those stars will walk tonight.
Here I am waiting for my turn for a picture in front of the back drop last night. Oh, that white tent behind the photographer is filled with fans that have been camping out since last Thursday waiting to get a glimpse of the stars tonight.

Now this is what it looks like from my hotel room window tonight as the stars start to arrive. Lots of flashing lights.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

BugBites Sneak Peak

Here's another sneak peak at the upcoming BugBites stamp release. 

This card was made using a SKdigi image that works perfectly by itself or with other die cuts like I did here. 

I printed the I image and colored it with copics and  cut out the house. I then printed it again on green pattern paper and cut the trees. I embossed some white paper and layered for snow.

The reindeer  is made using the teddy bear body from Teddy Bear Parade and the head is from the Doodlecharms cartridge.
I then added some stickles and of course the sentiment from the new to be released BugBites stamp set, Glad Tidings. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Glad Tidings

Here's a sneak peak at just one of the many holiday sentiments included in a new BugBites stamp set called Glad Tidings.
The ornaments were cut using dies from My Creative Time. I then cut a basic oval for my sentiment. 

I will show you the whole set by the end of the weekend. You're going to love it!

Friday, November 9, 2012

BugBites is getting ready for the holidays.

Yes, we are getting in the holiday mood. Seems a bit early being we aren't past Thanksgiving yet, however, for all of us crafters, cards and special gifts are already in full swing.

Stay tuned for a new BugBites stamp set coming just in time for the holidays.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Design Team Day

I love the fall season. The crisp air, fall colors and flavors of apple and pumpkin.
Today is DT day at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. The cut files and digi papers are so cute and can be used for any type of project.

My project today was made using the pumpkins from the Pumpkin Patch cut file set.

I used the cut and print feature using the Cameo. I also cut additional parts to the pumpkins and popped them up with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the BugBites Autumn Splendor stamp set. I finished it off with some twine and a button. 

PPPR has some great new files waiting for you, not to mention weekly freebies!
Please be sure to stop over to see what awesome project the other DT has created.