New Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie

Oh .. you have to grab this one.. Christmas may be over but for some of you.. winter is still dragging it’s tail.  This image is adorable, even if you can’t use it right now… you definitely should grab it for later in the year.  This is Winter Birds – Ski


Don’t forget we have our Crafty Bugaboo Challenge each month too, so if you are new to Bugaboo Stamps, this is a great way to build up some stamps so you can enter our challenge and the ones at Catch the Bug  so you can win even more !!!

Humorous Christmas Card ..getting ready for 2017

This is a Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie, if you didn’t grab it..you still have a few days left to get it before the new Freebie comes out.  It’s called “Winter Penguin Trio”  I am still playing with Christmas images… nothing like getting a head start on next 2017 cards lol.

I knocked up a super quick and simple card. It’s just a single fold on an 8.5×11 sheet of Black card, the image was printed on Canson mixed Media and colored with Chameleon pens. I added the inside sentiment to the bottom of the photo, just so you get the intended humor.  The image is foam popped on a sheet of Darice foam and the sentiment is a die cut from a Momenta die I picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby last week.  I cut it on black card then rewrote the sentiment with a Zig Chalk Pen.  Tore up the edges and sponged on a blue ink edging.bug_penguin_trio

Supplies:

Recollections 65lb card -Black
Canson Mixed Media Paper 7×10
Chameleon Pens
Zig Chalk Marker Dual tip – white
Momenta “Believe” die – Hobby Lobby clearance
Craftsmart Dye Ink Pad  –  Light Blue
Darice Adhesive foam sheet
Zig Photo Tape

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I would say this is the last craft haul for the year….

BUT.. Grandma just sent me a Joann Gift card lol.

I had a quick run through Michaels on Wednesday night and Hobby Lobby yesterday… I guess today it’s Joann day haha

anywho.. here’s a quick look at what I picked up, got some great deals.mini-spree

I finally got my 12×12 frame for my Brianna Blaster project…. I inked it up in black and brown last night  for an old distressed look using a Craftsmart Black Dye Ink pad and Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink pads in Burlap and Walnut. Michaels don’t appear to be carrying  the larger ink pads anymore. Little man picked out a small wood frame for one of his projects.

I also picked up 4 packs of 6×6 canvas panels board for the lil guy to use with the Gelli Plate we just got.  In the Christmas  Sale  section we found a 3 pack of fondant rollers which will be fun to play with. they have 3 Christmas designs on them.

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I grabbed a few reels of ribbon,  some Celebrate It Tempo sheer black…  and a skinny lace in green that I use for lacing up cards like this.




And then I also grabbed 3 sets of clear stamps.. all on clearance andstampendous_skaters 2 of  them have matching dies.  I have been wanting this Stampendous Poinsettia one and when I saw it down to less than $5..I had to grab it.  Then we grabbed this one for the little guy, it is another Stampendous  called Skaters also under $5





and lastly this little set by Inkadinkado Warm Wishes.





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I also snatched up a couple of wood mounted stamps, the Patient Puppy was also on sale for under $5 and the fFern….I got 50% off with my coupon.



Of course I had to stock up on Recollections card too since it is on the buy 5 for $10 deal again.

And to make matters even better the young lady also  tacked on a 30% off everything code for me too.  So that little haul from Michaels cost me just $66 instead of over $130 at regular price.

Then we have  Hobby Lobby… I got the two oversized sentiment dies by Momenta Believe & Dream on clearance for $5.99 each and  hubby and I each grabbed a set of the Chameleon pens  with the 40 % off coupons.  SCORE !  I have now completed my Chameleon set…   minus the fabulous case..which I would have loved.

..   but such is life.  $74  haul for only $46 .. can't complain at that.

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Bugaboostamps Friday Freebie.. cute “Winter Penguin Trio”

bug_freebie_penguinsIf you still have a few extra cards to  put together for Christmas… grab these adorable penguins.  Such a fun image and ..who can beat FREE.  This is the new Friday Freebie at Bugaboostamps.

Be sure to grab your Friday Freebies and get your favorite Bugaboostamps ready for a brand new Bugaboo Challenge starting on the blog in January 2017.  We’ll be hosting a new monthly challenge which is EXCLUSIVELY for projects featuring a Bugaboo Stamp. Subscribe to the blog, or follow  on  Facebook, twitter or Google+ so you don’t miss out on alerts.

CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie…

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The new Friday Freebie at CraftsuPrint is this cute Santa card by Lajla Olsen
#cardmaking #papercrafts #freebiefriday #freebie

http://www.craftsuprint.com/freebie-friday.cfm?r=986498

 

Alyce Keegan Dolphin Postcard Non Profit Fundraiser Art Pieces

I ran across this page while I was checking out the other Kit & Clowder classes.  Alyce Keegan, our coloring teacher at Kit & Clowder  created these beautiful postcards to raise funds for Clearwater Aquarium.  Not only do you get this beautiful artwork, but you get to help some of the most beautiful creatures on our planet.  If you are, or know a dolphin lover…. please at least share,  or check this page out.  Alyce_charity

Clearwater Aquarium is a rescue, rehab, and release non-for-profit organisation. They are featured in the movie A Dolphin’s Tale with the true story of Winter the Dolphin. Clearwater have done valuable research for animals and were the first to develop prosthetics for animals, leading to advanced research for humans.

For more information please visit www.seewinter.com

 

Susan Tierney-Cockburn Seasons Project & Giveaway

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It’s not very often I post about another blog, but when I see something really cool..I have to share it.  This is something that popped up in an email from Elizabeth Craft Designs .. not only are the designs fab .. there is a giveaway attached to this project too…and we all love to try new craft items.. right 🙂

“”For this very special giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a special prize package, hand-picked by Susan to celebrate her four seasonal blog post projects. Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring: ‘To Every Thing there is a Season’ shows just how versatile her CountryScapes die sets can be.

For a chance to win, leave a comment on any one of the four blog posts…or all of them if you’d like to! The winner’s name will be chosen at random and announced on Friday, February 26th.

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Here are the four blog posts:



Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter“”

The winner will receive:
CountryScapes Backyard 3 – Apple Orchard die set
CountryScapes Clouds & Grass die set
Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Ovals die set
100lb White Soft Finish Cardstock – 10-sheet package

Even if you don’t enter the giveaway, you should check out this fab 4 part project….


Cricut Winter Mystery Box

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Cricut Winter Mystery Box

Winter Mystery Box IN STOCK
Some Mystery Boxes are worth melting for.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

This icy, cool Mystery Box is like a warm hug with 4 cartridges and more for only $39.99! Order yours before they melt away.

 

 

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