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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Bugaboo! Let's Hop!

HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY TO BUGABOO Whoo Hoo! How awesome is that?!I hope you're ready for some fun because we are going to party!

I hope you're having a blast along the way! Hang in there, I know its a long one, but totally worth it! You should have arrived here from Angel's Blog. If you didn't, You don't want to miss out! You will want to start over at the Catch The Bug blog, here.

So, to celebrate Bugaboo’s 2nd Birthday, not only are we doing this fun blog hop, but we’ve got a great Birthday Themed challenge for you today!

Here is my card for today's fabulous Birthday Challenge:

I used the fun image, Skelekinz-Cupcake. I went crazy with distressing, with this project, too! I got a Diztrezz-It-All (by Zutter) from Santa, and just had to use it! Wow, I can't tell you how much easier distressing is, with this little baby! I also used a battery operated hand held battery operated distressing tool by Imaginesce, to distress the fine scallops on the scalloped circle. After distressing my papers, the edges were inked with distressing ink pads. The image is colored with Promarkers. The papers are all scraps from my scrap box. (Gotta love scraps!) The flowers are from my stash, and branches punched with the branch punch by Martha Stewart. The butterfly is also from my stash. Sentiment is by Sentiments 4 You. The image and sentiment are attached with foam mounting tape for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed my project, and will play along with us this week - You have the chance to win a digi prize pack- 7 free images for 1 winner(using a Bugaboo Imagee, 2 images for the second place winner, and 1 image for the third place winner! With prizes like that, how can you resist playing along with us?! Remember, you must use a bugaboo image in the mini challenges for a chance to win!

Oh, and if that's not all....


We will also be having daily challenges starting on Monday! Here's a list of the challenges:

Monday: Mini-Challenge: In 2’s – Include TWO of something on your project

Tuesday: Mini-Challenge: New Release & A Bow – Use the New Release and add a Bow

Wednesday: Mini-Challenge: Bugaboo Favorites!! BLING & Primary Colors

Thursday: Mini-Challenge: Sketch Challenge –Use the following Sketch:

Friday: Mini-Challenge: Friday Freebie + 3 Printed Papers –Use the Friday Freebie and 3 Printed Papers

Ooooooh and I bet you'd love to know about the fabulous prizes up for grabs for the Mini challenges!

The Grand Prize Winner who completes the blog hop, plays along with the regular challenge (Saturday’s Challenge) and ALL the mini challenges will get 1 free set per month for all of 2012.

Second Place Prize - One randomly selected entrant that has participated in all of the mini challenges will get to be a Bugaboo Guest Design for February, March & April PLUS receive the New Release Set for the week.

Be sure to check out the CATCH THE BUG BLOG for all the details, because there's LOTS MORE WINNING to happen this week!!!

But wait!!!! There's more! Here's yet another way to win:

MAKE SURE TO COMMENT ON EACH STOP ALONG THE WAY because each design team member is pickin’ ONE winner from the people who leave comments to WIN the image they used on their Birthday project!

Now That I've given you the scoop on details, and prizes....

Get busy and GET HOPPING!

Your Next Stop on the hop is to visit the oh so talented Sandye's Blog. Hurry over and check out the awesome birthday project she has to show you!

And Don't forget to play along in our mini challenges, going on all week, starting Monday!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #24 Anything Goes at House of Gilli
Challenge #74 A, B or C (Butterfly, Birthday) at Alota Rubber Stamps
Anything Goes at Stamps R Us
Something New (used my new tool-Diztrezz-It-All)at Card 'Mamas
Challenge #16 Die Cuts And/Or Punches at Paper Creations Ink
Challenge #1 Frames at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #10 All Things New (Used new tool - Diztrezz-It-All) at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #67 Anything Goes at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #51 Use Your New Stash (Used my new Diztrezz-It-All to distress) at Ladybug Crafts Ink
Birthdays at The Stamping Boutique
Challenge #45 Use Your Scraps (With Sentiment) at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #32 Something New (used my new tool - Diztrezz-It-All) at Fairy Tale Challenge
Bling Me at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #174 Something New (Used my new Diztrezz-It-All tool) at Cupcake Craft Challenges
Challenge #74 A, B, or C (Birthday) at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #26 Something New (used my new Diztrezz-It-All) at Little Miss Muffet
Challenge #56 Anything Goes at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #140 Ring In The New (Diztrezz-It-All tool) Year at Corrosive
Challenge #95 Use Embellishments (3 flowers) at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #15 Something New (Used my new Diztrezz-It-All tool) at Hooked On Craft
Happy Birthday at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog
Anything Goes at Stamp and Create
Challenge #142 Punch It Out at Digital Tuesday
Anything Goes at Truly Madly Crafty
Challenge #58 Celebratory at Bee Crafty
Anything Goes at Bizzy Bec's
Die Cute Special at Papertake Weekly
Lots of White at Deep Ocean
Callenge #45 Child's Birthday at Celebrate The Occasion
Spots And/Or Stripes at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #152 Something New (used my new Diztress-It-All tool) at Crafty Creations
Challenge #99 Cute and Cuddly at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #131 Inspired By a Song (Happy Birthday) at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #131 Inspired By a Song (Love Me Tender) at Passion For Promarkers
The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge #4 Anything Goes at The Scrapbooking Queen
Challenge #39 Here Come The Girls at My Mum's Craft Shop
Challenge #15 Favorite Colors (purple) at Litle Darlings
Challenge #21 Happy Birthday at Whimsy Inspirations
GL31 Anything Goes at Gingerloft
Challenge #23 Anything Goes at Dream Valley Challenges
Challenge #36 Butterflies at Let's Craft and Create
Challenge #137 Celebrations (Birthday) at C.R.A.F.T
DYSU#54 Pink at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #107 Let's Celebrate at Sassy Studio Designs
Challenge #40 Wings at Timbroscrapmania
Challenge #22 A Little Strange at Forever Night
Challenge #40 Wings (buterfly) at Timbroscrapmania

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  1. WOW...just WOW Sammi. This is amazing.

  2. Great colours & image on your super card. Jx

  3. Oh My GOSH....FAbulous card. You really outdid yourself and some one is going to have a fabulous card on their birthday...mine's in March if your need a name...lol

  4. what a great card ... love all of the details!

  5. Sami, your work is amazing as usual!! I love all the detail and the colors are brilliant!!

  6. gorgeous card sammi.your colour are really pretty and fab sweet image ;D
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Super cute! Love all the rough edges! Great layout too!

  8. Fab colours and design. Your work is fantastic Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week, good luck Sheryl xx

  9. Super fantastic, Sammi! I love purple, so this is one of my faves today! :0)

  10. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  11. love the image, she is so cute!

  12. Very cute card.Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafter's Cafe.

  13. Oh I love Skelekinz! Such a fabulous card! Love the colors and the distressing.


  14. Oh so pretty! Love those beautiful colors and all the flowers. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.

  15. OMG! This is gorgeous! LOVE IT!!!!
    Happy Birthday Bugaboo - I know I love you! ;)
    Birthday hugs,
    Karen C

  16. Awesome card Sammi! So glad to have you joining us for the birthday celebration!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  17. I like the contrast of a little ghoul girl with skulls on her cupcake with all those soft feminine colors and florals. =)

  18. Great card Sammi, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  19. What a fab cared! Fab colourcombo and I love your coloration! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  20. Wonderful, love all that distressing. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  21. Beautiful card Sammie love the colours and your gorgeous design, it looks terrific.
    Hugs Linda

  22. Simply a beautiful card. the pastel colors are a perfect touch.
    Christine Garner

  23. super card! love the embellishments and papers! very cute!

  24. Beautiful card! Love the image and all the special details! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink!

  25. Wow this is a cute distressed birthday card. Love the colour combo and the design with butterflies, branches and flowers. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

  26. Cute card, thanks for taking part in our butterflies challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.

  27. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. Hugs, Julia - DT

  28. Great card!!! Wish I could do something this great using scraps from my scrap basket as you have.

  29. What a fab card :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenges and good luck - Jane x

  30. Love the fun distressing and all your wonderful elements, great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  31. Oh wow!! FAB distressing here...fantastic creation!!!!

  32. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles.
    Ike xx

  33. Fabulously quirky and cute. Your card is wonderful,

  34. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  35. Super card Sammi. Really fun colours and image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  36. What a nice card! I love all the distressing going on there. Lovely colors too.
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Challenges.
    ** Evi **
    Whimsy Digi DT

  37. What a lovely very feminine card!

  38. Such a cute card, I am a sucker for gingham. Thanks for joining us at TCC.

  39. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that your New Year is off to a grand start!

  40. Hey Girl, what a beautiful card you made! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing it and playing along at CRAFT Challenge this week.
    Best wishes and a big hug from Austria, Elisa (GDT Jan.)

  41. Love all that's going on here, lovely to see the old digi papers again too.

  42. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T Challenges this week with this stunning card, ilove the image and the colours you have combined...

    Good luck

    Sylvia xx

  43. Oh Sammi, this is just so sweet! This image looks great!

  44. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3. Happy New Year!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  45. Gorgeous card :-) the image is adorable and the colours and embellies are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  46. Great Card and wonderful distressing. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to Be Sassy Thursday.


  47. What a fun card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Hooked on Craft! Good luck!


  48. Oh, this is just GORGEOUS! LOVE those flowers and the gingham paper! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

  49. lovely card!

    thanks for joining us at TSM chellenge!

  50. Very cute card love the color combination! God bless!

  51. Super cute card! Love the colours and papers!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at the Deep Ocean

  52. Sammibug, this is lovely. Great coloring, papers, and embellies. And a fantastic layout! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

    DT Member

  53. Love the layout of this card...and the colors....and the embellishments...

  54. Stunning card, the papers that you used are fantastic.
    Thank you for playing at Bizzy Becs this week.

  55. Love the distressed look of your card, matches the image really well. Thanks for playing along at Card Makin' Mamas :)

  56. gorgeous thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  57. Great card. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at MMCS.
    Tracy x

  58. wonderful card, Thanks for joining the Stamping Dragon Design challenge xxx

  59. Just hopping in, I LOVE the patterned paper you chose and the distressing is awesome!

  60. Just hopping by, I love the patterned papers you chose and the distressing is amazing!

  61. Another Gorgeous entry for our challenge at I ♥ Promarkers!! Good luck!!
    Hazel xx

  62. Darling!
    Love the color combo
    Thanks for playing at CTO!

  63. Super cute! I like the papers a lot! I can tell you put a lot of time and talent into this one! Thanks for joining!

    Ruth DT for SDD

  64. Lovely card. Great use of your scraps. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

  65. A super cute card. love the colours used.
    Thankyou for sharing this at Delicious Doodles' first challenge of 2012

  66. Such a cute card, great colors. Thank you for joining us in Forever Night Challenges this week xx

  67. Fun card- I love all the distressing and colours!! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this time!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

  68. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at SWTD.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  69. It's a beauty, love the flowers!

  70. I love your distressed look. Sorry I’m a bit late in hopping but it’s been a busy week. Best hop on now…
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  71. Cute card!! Love image and embellishment too!!
    Thanks a lot for joining us at TSM challenge.