Today starts a new challenge at Bugaboo. We want you to make a card that is kiwi, banana, and melon (some are calling it coral--but then it doesn't sound good enough to eat!). If you don't have those exact colors, try to come close (we're not real picky; we just love to have fun!) After you have created a card, head over to http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/. There will find all of the details and info about the challenge. You will also be able to see all of the wonderful creations that our design team made (more about that design team in a minute!) Now, for my card:
I used one of Jodie's (http://www.bugaboostamps.com/) freebie stamps this week. Be sure to check out those images--and all of Jodie's images! They are so cute!!! I used a plaid DP with those yummy colors. cardstock, ribbon, and buttons from Papertrey, colored with copics, and added crystal effects to the turtle's umbrella and boots.
And now--about that design team!
As you know, Bugaboo Stamps is expanding. We put out a DT call at the beginning of March--and WOW! did people respond! The new incoming members have been selected, and I have the privilege of introducing one of them. Please meet Jeanie Witmer!
Jeanie can be found at http://thespottedchick.blogspot.com/. Be sure to go there and check out her blog. All I can say is WOW! Her work is amazing! She is one of the best colorers (I'm always unsure if that is a word!) that I have ever seen, plus she must live by one of the best paper sources in the world--because the paper that she uses on every card is knock-down gorgeous!!! Her work is just fantastic. When I asked Jeanie what she likes best about Bugaboo, she replied "the old people". She wasn't talking about me, however; she was referring to the Gus and Stella lines! She should fit right in with me, because you can see that I feature those lines very often! She said that the one craft supply that she could not live without was her copic sketch markets. (She puts those to good use!) Her advice to anyone who wants to be on a DT is practice, practice, and practice! (I'm going to try that and see if my coloring can start looking like hers! I'm also going to see if she can meet me and go designer paper shopping some time!) I could go on and on about Jeanie, but I would prefer to let you see for yourself. Go look at her blog, and you will see what I mean. To Jeanie, all I can say is "Welcome Aboard! We are very lucky to have you on our team!"
Now, if you did not start at the beginning, be sure that you go to http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/ and be sure to visit all of our current design team members. If you are on schedule, you should have arrived at my blog from Yvonne's blog http://big-scrappy-world.blogspot.com/. You will write down the names of all of the incoming design team members who are introduced on each blog. E-mail the entire list of incoming DT members to firstname.lastname@example.org and please place BLOG DT MEMBERS in the subject line. The correct entries will go in a random drawing for a prize. This prize is in addition to the one offered to participants in the kiwi/melon or coral/banana challenge. Now--go and visit Melissa, one of our very talented DT members at http://ihaveprettierstuff.blogspot.com/. Her blog is I Have Prettier Stuff--and she certainly does!! Be sure to play along with us. See ya later!