Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie & Christmas Sale info

Haha ..if Stella was an animal….THIS would be Stella  LOL. I love this crabby Kitty, it reminds me of my old girl Roxxy… damned but she is the grumpiest cat I have ever owned .. lol.  this is the new Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps… grabbed mine as soon as I saw it.

bug_crabbycatxmasIf you like Crabby Kitties, check out the other Crabby Cat stamps while you are there.. perfect timing to grab up some stamps with this fab 50% sale going on too. Here’s a peek at a couple more of the  Crabby Cat line.

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bug_xmassale..and here’s another piece of news for all you Bugaboo Stamp fans…. starting in January, there will be a NEW monthly challenge on the blog JUST for Bugaboo Stamp Projects.  So if you love your Bugaboo Stamps and you want to show off your projects and get  a chance to win even MORE Bugaboo Stamps.  Be sure to Subscribe to the blog, or add me or follow me on twitter, google+ or Facebook so you don’t miss this new Challenge announcement.
I am happy to say I have my lovely ladies from the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge NanaDonna and DeeVee joining me again as DT…..AND

….. we have a new DT member.  She’s not new to us…. just new to the DT team, our  long time friend and Message Board cohort.. Merrie Jones will be joining the Bugaboo Challenge Team ..WOO HOOO.

So ladies and gents.. grab your Freebies and let’s get ready to fill 2017 with some fab Bugaboo Stamps Projects.

CraftingAbility & Cohas coupons

craftingbannerCraftingAbility has just announced a brand new website, Cohas.com  which features a wide variety of chalk art supplies, including chalkboards, chalkboard labels, and liquid chalk markers. With the growing popularity in the chalk art world, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone!

Check out these fun chalkboard labels!
These fun and uniquely designed labels can be used on items around the house, or for any crafting project! Label dog food containers or show puppy love in your paper crafts. Dream up something big with the “thought” bubble sticker. Decorate any equestrian’s room with
the horse labels. Show some love with the small heart stickers. The possibilities are endless!cohas2

Love the idea of chalkboard labels, but want to make your own?

At Cohas, they offer chalkboard material for use with personal vinyl cutters! These 12 by 12 inch sheets consist of the same material they use for all of their chalkboard labels, allowing you to create your own Cohas labels in any size or shape! The material comes in sets as small as 6 sheets, to as large as 40, and some come with the same chalk markers they include with their own labels! Check it out!


They also carry a great selection of chalk art supplies and materials!


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*Coupon cannot be combined with other offers. Free shipping applies only to Cohas products. Coupon and free shipping not valid on individual chalk markers and other products not manufactured by Cohas. Valid only for US orders.

Visit Cohas for More Products and Ideas

You can still continue to enjoy all the same crafting products, ideas, and customer service at CraftingAbility.com!



Stop by the website to get all your last minute gifts for that crafter or scrapbooker in your life. From Wink of Stella Glitter brushes and markers, to photo glues and tapes, Gansai Tambi paints, and Manga art supplies, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your crafty list! And, with their ongoing sale, you can still save 20% on all items listed at CraftingAbility.com, or use the coupon to receive free shipping on US orders!

Don’t forget your CraftingAbility discounts!

Use code Craft20 for 20% off all products in your cart!

Or use code CraftShips for free shipping on orders $75 and more! Not available for international orders.

Or send the a few pictures of your projects and 250 words or more on how you use the products, and if they use it on their site, they’ll give you $15 towards your next order!


Twas the night before Christmas…. WAKE UP MOUSE !!!!

Here’s a fun card I did featuring Not A Creature Was Stirring by Cute As A Button. Because of the way this image is cropped, it was perfect for a shaped card.  I  tweaked this in my Graphics program to create a mirror image and combined them to make a front and back, imported this to Design Space and did a print and cut on my Cricut Explore.

For those of you who don’t have time to color any extra cards for Christmas, this one also comes in a pre-colored version.  Mine is colored with a mix of Chameleon Pens and Zig Kurecolor with a touch of Wink of Stella  for bling bling.
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Humorous 3 Column Stepper card

Oh what fun I had with this one…. another one of the fun cut files I picked up with my CraftsUPrint winnings  🙂

This card design has so many possibilities; I kept this one pretty “PC”  but the potential for sarcastic humor …. limited only by your own imagination.  The base card itself is so versatile for any occasions… cute, sweet, sassy and downright naughty…. and suitable for any occasion.  I can see me using this design in future projects.

The images, as I am sure most of you are already aware of ….Bugaboo Stamps.  How could I not include good ol’ Stella in a card like this.  These were colored with Zig Kurecolor and Chameleon markers and a touch of Marvy detailer & Wink of Stella.  I then scanned and reprinted them with the border at the size I needed for the columns. I left the space below the images blank specifically for  adding in other  less PC humor,  but of course that is entirely optional.

The CraftsUPrint cut file  by Rae Carr was cut on the Cricut Explore, on an 11×17 sheet of Neenah 110lb card stock to create an oversized card.

The title was designed in PSP and printed  then layered on.

The speedometer features a moving needle for that personal touch..with a cute inlaid pearl heart brad .. to soften the blow LOL.

More details and supply links below.

Card Stock:   Neenah 11×17  bought on Ebay

Card Base:




“A pair of step cards”  by Rae Carr






















Colored with: Chameleon  Markers, Zig Kurecolor, Maryv Detailer and Wink of Stella


Heart shaped Recollections brad with inlaid pearl hear from Michaels
Zig Photo Tape


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3/4 fold Christmas card

Really quick n simple 3/4 fold card that could be used for a variety of things….money card, gift card holder, or a fun 3/4 fold Christmas card… with matching envelope.

Image was printed on 110lb Georgia Pacific Index card, colored with my usual mix of Chameleon, Zig Kurecolor  and some Ranger Distress Markers…with a touch of Wink of Stella for some glam.
pixie_dust_wmdThe inside of the card was then lined with a glitter card stock.. nothing fancy, just dollar store card .. but it gives a  touch of glam and glitz to the card and strengthens the design for mailing if necessary.  The 3/4 edge was punched with a Martha Stewart Punch by the name of Aspen.  a co-ordinating strip was added to a matching envelope along with some matching snowflakes.

This image is a Scrapper’s Delights Image “Winter Elf Digi

I really like the Tim Holtz “Tumbled Glass”  pen for ice and snow effects and for adding a touch of color and shading to white fabrics etc. on images.

To turn it into a cash/gift card/ticket holder etc.. simply  glue/tape down the top and bottom edges of the 3/4 fold…and Voila…. insta pocket.



This is my Mid Month Inspiration Project over at Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog…. be sure to drop by and check out the DT projects…  and if you have a good eye for detail, you might even be able to pick up a free digi.






Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie & Sketch Challenge




Slight technical hitch over at Bugaboo today…. but you can still grab your Friday Freebie by jumping over to their challenge blog and grabbing him here. friday-school-bear-pencil








While you are there be sure to check out the current
Stella Says Sketch – Challenge # which ends Sept 4th.










Spotlight mystery box contents revealed.

Well now our winner has her prize and has had a chance to  go through it all and  check it out, I can reveal the contents.  Our lucky winner was Tee Hall  from The Altered Paper, you can check out her post about her prize here.


Now those of you that were following the spotlight  know that I had requested a few specific items  to be included and that the box was the prize for the Amy Chomas Spotlight.  I matched the spotlight and prize sponsor for a reason, the Amy Chomas Adapters mean… you can use these pens on your Cricut Explore etc …and  one of these items I absolutely LOVE using on my Cricut.

ok so… let’s have a quick look see what Tee had in her box…

The picture from top left to bottom right:

and now for the fun part… I have most.. but not all of these products myself.  For those of you who missed out on previous posts, I am going to add in  some links to some past posts. If you want to see more of the  product from Craftingability.com (ImageAbility) and projects made with them ..just do a search on the blog for “Zig” or “craftingability”.

This is where I get those Zig Kurecolor markers I love so much, you may have seen I recently had a giveaway for the skintone pack  and where I will be getting a set of Zig Clean Colors from soon I hope 🙂  It’s also where I bought my Gansai Tambi watercolors & Wink of Stella/Luna pens.

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One of my favorites has to be the embossing pens.  LOVE LOVE LOVE these pens and they work fabulously for writing and drawing in your machines using the Chomas Marker Adapter.
Loving these Zig embossing pens

Zig Embossing pen

One BIG reason to consider the Cricut Air over the ONE

Spotlight Series Day 21, Amy – Chomas Creations

..and then we have  the slate…. I LOVE this slate, but let’s face it.. my handwriting sucks and you can’t run this through the Cricut even with a fab adapter lol.  But there are so many ways to use this slate, it’s gorgeous…. you just have to think outside the box.   Stencils, transfer paper, stamping …or you can be like me and go totally in the other direction.  I love to do 3D decoupage layered images….  so my first project with this slate was this one.

New Hampshire Slate & 3D layered image wall plaque




And then of course we have the Magnetic”tails” as Steve likes to refer to them.  This was an extra item I asked to have included, it’s just a sample pack, end of rolls.. 2nds etc.






Imageability make a  lot of Magnetic sheet products for commercial and  personal use including the calendar which was included in the prize box.   Now this  means there are end of roll pieces that aren’t big enough to use for that..BUT….. it’s perfect for crafters.








Steve’s idea of end of roll “scraps” or “tails” make me laugh… and his idea of seconds…even more so.  I have bought retail products with more defects lol.   Bless his heart but  you can’t fault them for their Quality Control.






I  have been trying to convince him to sell his “tail” oooo er missus !!  naughty girls… I mean his magnetic tails…  in a crafters grab bag of some sort.  They are perfect for  crafters who like to do magnets, or someone needing a way to store and display their metal dies.



If you are interested in a grab bag,  leave a comment and I’ll  pass them along so he can see if there is enough interest to make it worth them packaging these up and working out a deal for Crafting Circle readers to get their hands on one..  When Steve says  tails and seconds… We’re talking  minimum of 6×6 .. right the way up to 24x24inches.  Don’t get too excited ..the bigger pieces are not as common, but there would probably be a fair selection of sizes in a grab bag.

By his definition –

“Seconds, they have a scratch or bump on them.  Even something you can only see with a magnifying glass is a second.  I would say seconds are better than tails.”

I can honestly say his seconds don’t look like seconds to me …  and even the tails… if you are using them for projects and it’s going to be covered with a design or used for die storage….  no brainer.   I’ll take all the seconds and tails in a heartbeat… I have loads of fun projects they are great for.

It cuts like a dream on machines, die cutters like the Big Shot and by hand or with a  paper trimmer.   Check out some of the projects I have made with… his “tails”

Velvet studded Magnet KennyK “Tomboy Trouble”

Fridge Magnet Game with ZiggyBoard Scraps
Ziggyboard…. how I love you soooo
You may or may not remember one of the very first items I got from CraftingAbility was  the Memory System Collection,  that set contains a mix of pens  and I love it.  This is what prompted me to request the white chalk writer pen seen in the prize package.  My collection had a selection of those chalk pens with various tips .. but they can also be purchased separately, or in sets with specific tips.  I have my eye on the  writer top set.  Another great pen to use in my Cricut with the adapter.  You can see them in action on  the Collection review, see post link below.

Hair made easy

Zig Memory System Collection review








Some of the products mentioned in this post were provided for review purposes


Really.. you want what for Christmas ?

….another fun Card for those of you who like cards with a touch of sarcastic humor. Let’s face it. We all have that person in our life that thinks money grows on trees, or asks for the most unrealistic presents… Adults that think Santa is still real.

Oh .. my bad…. erm… sorry for anyone who still believes in Santa Claus lol.

This is just a fun card, it would be fab for a young teen ….or just anyone with a sense of humor really…specially parents 🙂

So here he is … this is my latest DT project for Scrapper’s Delights Mid Month Inspirational…. This is  PU Father Xmas Digi Stamp 4



  • Base card is Craft Smith card pad-  Red Textured
  • Image printed on Canson Mix Media
  • Colored with Chameleon Pens, Zig Kurecolor and a touch of Ranger Distress pens
  • Image  is edged in red velvet ribbon down the sides
  • Snowflakes and snow were from Martha Stewart punches and have a touch of Wink of Stella on them
  • Sentiment courtesy of MOI, me myself…. was printed with the image.

You can find this and lot’s more fun digital stamps at the Scrapper’s Delights store.  And of course you can check out all  the fab projects the DT team made this month over on the Challenge Blog…. here’s a sneaky peek at the teams Mid Month Inspirational projects for July.

Please come and join in on the current Challenge at Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog

….and of course there is always the FF challenge on the Scrapper’s Delights Facebook Group too. Grab your Freebie Friday images and come play!

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CraftingAbility/Ziggy Day 21 Mystery Box Prize

sooo…. The CraftingAbility  Ziggyboard mystery Box…. prize that is up for grabs on the Day 21 Amy Chomas End of Spotlight Series Giveaway… have you all checked to see the products the sponsor ImageAbility carries in these stores??

For those of you that don’t already know… this is the place I get a lot of my goodies… like the Zig pens, Wink of Stella and the fun magnetic chalkboard,chalkboard vinyl and frosted vinyl. And the slate I used on my CAAB projects also came from here. Check out some of my the reviews and projects here  Reviews and Projects

And they were the sponsor for the Zig Kurecolor skintone pack giveaway that just ended.

Well .. I can tell you this mystery box will be fun for anyone with a cutting machine .. specially if you have one of Amy’s adapters. But even if you don’t have an adapter yet…or a cutting machine….. it’s still a fun box because I tried to pick out the most versatile products I could to cover lots of different crafty needs and uses.
It’s a little bit of a mix… so you get to try out a bunch of stuff instead of just one thing. And most all of it is items I have myself and really like..so I figured someone out there might want to try them too.
Even I don’t know EXACTLY what will be in it… but I sent in my list of suggested items and asked for a special sampler pack to be put together just for this giveaway…. and I know at least some of them will make it into the box 🙂
I’m excited to see what makes it into the mystery box too 🙂

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Who are you ?

My name is Jodie Mackrell. I am the owner and creator at Bugaboo Stamps








Where are you ?

I live in Saskatchewan, Canada…where you seriously freeze your tushy off in winter!


When did you first start drawing/designing seriously

16 years ago. I first began with JDS Clipart. A website i created and drew mainly for digitizers and embroiderers.

(I DREAD seeing my pictures from waaaay back then. lol. You know the saying..the more you practice the better you get )

Bugaboo is 6 years old!


What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

Christmas. I love the lights, the music, and everyone seems a little nicer and friendlier….just leave out the fruitcakes!


Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?

No, but i used to! i loved when it was the warrior, randy savage, hulk hogan, bulldogs…lol..loved it!

(and sat down with a pail of ice cream too) oh those were the days….=)


Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Not even if you paid me. Hell I still don’t go out too far whether it be an ocean ,lake or anything due to seeing Jaws when i was a kid! lol




What was the first product you ever had for sale?

Stick people..lol. Digitizers were crazy about them so when i first opened Bugaboo i brought a few  to the store




What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

I waitressed! (sometimes i sure miss the tips..lol)


If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?

I have two =) one is the name and footprint of my son who was born too soon. the other i got a few months ago…a butterfly that says dream.

NEVER EVER AGAIN. lol. i think i have turned soft as i got older…lol.. i love it…but NEVER AGAIN….lol


What’s your favorite horror movie?

NONE..lol….when i was 10 yrs younger i couldn’t find a scary enough movie! Now you wont catch me watching them! I guess we become scardy cats as we get older sometimes!


When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

no…i cant afford a new mirror


What is your best and worst personality trait?

I’ve been told my best trait is that i have a big heart and my worst….stubbornness..however i think it can be a good thing too no? =)


What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

that’s a hard one but id have to say this JJ digi. I had time to color her, which I don’t get to do often and I love how she turned out!


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Who is your inspiration/muse?

My inspiration is everywhere if i look up long enough…all around me, other digi companies, outside, my kids, its everywhere.

If you stop and take the time to notice that is


How many people work with/for you ?

A LOT..lol. I think we have 22 DT members, and we always have guest designers as well.

Then when you count the Bugaboo fans too (we simply must),

That’s alot..lol. You see …our customers work for us AND with us as well whenever they create something using Bugaboo. When they post it, blog it,

pin it, tweet it,.get published etc. if Its about Bugaboo, we’re getting our name out there =) Even our sponsors work with us, helping us spread the word about Bugaboo. Reviews and word of mouth, all of it. It helps and promotes Bugaboo. So I guess the answer is alot…lol


Name your favorite cartoon?

Im not sure..just NOT CAILLOU! lol


What’s your guilty pleasure ?
Chocolate and Vodka


What’s your favorite color?

pink and purple


What was your favorite subject in school…?

Art of course =)


If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

Maybe. Im one of THOSE ghost people..dont believe it till I see it . wait…..can I leave the kids home? then hell yes…=)


If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

LOL….UMMMM I had to look up what cluedo was…


If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?



What is your most popular item in the store/shop?


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Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

My first was Patrick Swayze…and no I havent…yet. =)


If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

I would love to decorate!! I love to decorate and Pinterest drives me nuts…lol


How long have you been in business?

Bugaboo was 6 in January


What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

Mechanical pencils and paper. and i LOVE buying fresh new pads of paper and new pencils. If i found and collected all my pencils i bet id have about 200!


If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with?

My kids..which would make for a small elevator…BUT Im gonna pretend it would be Chris Hemsworth =P


If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?I

I like different things….so Id say something along the lines of Rain, Summer, Storm…


Which decade do you think had the best music?

80’s, 90’s, although i do love some of the golden oldies as well


Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?

Nightmare…the guy was so shy he had like nothing to say…..was a loong dinner…lol


What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax

What? i get to relax? well….now i need to find something…=P


How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

It depends..and I mean really depends..lol. Im one of those who have a million tabs open at once. While Im drawing an image, I can write 30 ideas down and the picture is still not done. I can get sidetracked real easy. And sometimes no matter what i do, I just cant get the awesome idea in my head to cooperate with my hands to bring it to life.


What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

Ex’s and Oh’s by Elle King


Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

Its a mix…lol


…I look like JJ




…but i think more like stella 🙂

















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