Saturday, January 15

It's Party Time!

Yippie, the day is finally here.............IT'S TIME FOR A BIRTHDAY BASH! What a great week it is going to be at Catch-The-Bug! There is sooooooooo much to tell you so lets get this party started. You should have come here from the talented Scrappy's blog, if you didn't head back to the Bug blog and start a fresh because you don't want to miss a thing.
Today's challenge is of course a Birthday Challenge, I used one of the Gus images from his Birthday Collection. If you would like to win this image make sure you leave me a comment before next Sat. and I will draw a winner. There will be the usual prizes for the Saturday Challenge, 1st 7 digis (if you use a Bug-A-Boo image) 2nd 4 digis, 3rd 2 digis. Now the fun does not stop here this is going to be a week of fun so starting Monday there will be mini challenges with prizes each day. You will have all 5 days to do all the challenges and post them on the Bug blog.
Monday- Blue and White
Tuesday- Bling (free image to use on the bug blog)
Wednesday- Sketch below


Thursday- Birthday
Friday-Anything Goes
Now for the list of prizes- hold on to your seat!

Grand Prize - One randomly selected entrant that has 1) completed the blog hop and 2) participated in the "regular" challenge and mini challenges will receive one free set per month for all of 2011.
Second Place Prize - One randomly selected entrant that has participated in each of the mini challenges will receive a coupon good for 75% off on one purchase.
Third Place Prize - One randomly selected entrant that has completed the blog hop will get to design a set with Jodie.
01/15/2011 Challenge - We'll be offering our usual seven, four, and two digi prize packs.
01/15/2011 Blog Hop - Each of you will randomly select a winner from among the people that commented on your blog hop post to win one free image
01/17/2011 Mini Challenge - One randomly selected entrant will win the 01/2011 monthly set.
01/18/2011 Mini Challenge - One randomly selected entrant will win the 01/2011 monthly set.
01/19/2011 Mini Challenge - One randomly selected entrant will win the 01/2011 monthly set.
01/20/2011 Mini Challenge - One randomly selected entrant will win the 01/2011 monthly set.
01/21/2011 Mini Challenge - One randomly selected entrant will win the 01/2011 monthly set.


Another Big Surprise for you Jodi is offering 60% off ALL Bug-A-Boo Stamps from the 15th- 22nd. Use Coupon code KW696782 at checkout...

The next stop on the hop is the talented Tammy Arndt, get to it, your almost done!

Hugs,
Stephanie

92 comments:

Sharon said...

Great bday card! Happy B'day Bugaboo.

Tammy Miller said...

I love your card Stephanie, but then Gus Rocks!

Anita Hovey said...

Oh Gus...he makes me laugh.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Gotta love Gus!!! Love your card too! Happy Birthday Bugaboo! Becky:)

*CAFE said...

This is fabulous! I don't sew, so it's so nice to see other people's creations that include it! Great card, and Happy Birthday to Bugaboo!

Debra said...

Wonderful card and gorgeous papers! TFS

Jenn said...

Gus is awesome!! Great card!!

Alison said...

Great card- I have to get that image for Dad's next card.
Happy Birthday Bugaboo!- love your designs!
Hugs, Alison (Tillymint)
xxx

Cammy said...

Great card Stephanie! Love the papers!

Lori said...

Stephanie, this is AWESOME. I love the stitching and the papers you used match so perfectly! And of course you can't ever go wrong with Gus!
Lori

Julye said...

your card made me laugh as do many of the fab bugaboo images and sentiments, thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

I love your layout and the colors for this are perfect for a B-day!

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Gus is so cute.

Ruby said...

I just love Gus (and his grouchy counterpart, Stella)!! Great job on all the stitching!!! Love the offset angles on the layers and the background paper is super...you did a wonderful job!!

Myzdamena's World said...

Gus is A Very Grumpy Old Man but i can't help adoring him and his World Views :)

Terrific card

xxxx

Chris' Creations said...

No Birthday party is complete without Gus! Great card! TFS

huzzah616 (Christy) said...

Great card!! I just love Gus!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

LOL...Gus cracks me up! I love the colors and papers on this...and all your wonderful stitching! Fantastic card!

Suzilou said...

Happy 1st Birthday Bugaboo! hehe love that image, fab card :) xx

The Stamper's Touch said...

Parties are so much fun, and so is your card!!! Love it! HB Bugaboo!

Linda

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love this card! Would be perfect from my brother-in-law, sorta looks like he does on a b-day! LOL

Happy B-day Bugaboo!

Jodie Mackrell said...

love the papers and stitching. buttons too! love all of it!

Tammy said...

Adorable card Stephanie! I love the papers and stitching!!

Ginette said...

I'm so happy to see Gus here on this hop. I just think he is such a cute old man. I love him! Great card!!

Kimberly said...

Love it. detailing is great. I'm not impressed with my added birthdays either..:) TFS!!!
www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

Kim B said...

Love the card and image.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Great card, I love the papers you used, great colors! Happy Birthday Bugaboo!

Kendra

Mary J said...

Fantastic! He always makes me laugh!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Stephanie your Gus is so cute!!! Fabulous job coloring and those papers really pop!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Lol, I love Gus, and this card is perfect!
Thanks so much for the fun hop and Happy Birthday Bugaboo! :D

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi
Stunning birthday card, and I love Gus, he is just hilarious!!
hugs Marilyn

Ruthie said...

Ha ha - just gotta love Gus! Love your card too.

This blog hop is such fun - am doing it while I wait for my treacle pudding to cool down!

Rx

Nicky said...

I love Gus and his sense of humour so good for making those all so difficult mens cards - brilliant

Antonella said...

well, you've gone and done it.. you've sucked me into the blog hop... and what a great time I am having. Luv this card - as I do all your work. Hugs, antonella :-)

Billie A said...

Love Gus he is so funny. Great card. Happy Birthday Bugaboo

The Spotted Chick said...

Eeeeeek! OMG Stephanie, Gus is AMAZING!! I love this layout and your stitching is just PERFECT!

Iris said...

The colors are great with each other and I love the sewing around the edges!!

Jennie said...

I love your colours! That stripy background paper is so super awesome!

Really lovely card :)

xx

Moments by Marla said...

Gus is definitely one of my favorites. I can relate as to questioning the whole getting older thing. You did a beautiful job on this card. Thank you for some great inspiration!

E. Marie said...

Great card. The masculine coloring goes great with the image and I love the stitching.

Scrappy said...

lol! LOVE your card Stephanie! Gus always manages to crack me up! Fab colors and layout and your sewing is perfect! WOW!

MWAH! Scrappy

Donna said...

what fun...great card.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Fantastic card! Ya just gotta love Gus... what a guy.

Charlene said...

Oh my gosh I love this card! Gus is one of my favorites and with all of the wonderful bright colors and fabulous dp he looks truly ready to party...even if he tries to make you think he doesn't like it!Thanks so much for sharing!

Melissa M said...

Cute image and the perfect sentiment to match!!! Thanks for celebrating!

Gale Varland said...

Oh my gosh! This is so my dad (75 this year) He always says that "for the golden years, there is an awful lot of rust involved"! I will have to get this image for his card this year!

mckinkle said...

Great colourful birthday card! I really love Gus and Stella!

Happy hopping!

Keryn :)

ps, No wonder that photo is one of your favourites as it is simply stunning!

mulberry station said...

I just love this iamge and your DP is just perfect with it!! Super cute card!
Nancy

Michelle said...

You have done an amazing job on this card! Hope Gus didn't give you too much grief!!

Trickut said...

Love your color choices and what a fun image!

Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Stephanie, I have been a fan of yours before you join Bugaboo stamps and I see you continue with your talent and style. I enjoy your music while I check out daily your new creations. I wrote you a long time ago about sewing on cards. You continued to inspire me and I continue sewing and have now got other people trying. So you word and talent has spread. So glad you are now apart of the DT. They made a great choice.

JanR said...

Ha! That sentiment is great!

mamichelle said...

This is hysterical! Love what you did with Gus!!

Sammibug said...

Fab card! Love the expression on Gus's face! Matches the sentiment, perfectly!

poldenburg said...

Gus is so fun; and I love your lay out. The stitching adds alot.

Andrea6760 said...

Stephanie,

Its great to see that Gus has joined the party! Your card is great and the DP that you used actually looks like fabric! Maybe it is?? Its great though! Gus looks like his same ornery self and he can always put a smile on my face.

Thanks for the work that you put into creating your part of the blog hop, its been great!
*Hugs*
~Andrea

Vicki said...

I wondered if Gus was going to make an appearance at the blog hop! GREAT card!

terri d said...

love your card! Another great one...

Mari K. said...

Your card is great, I just love Gus. All that stitching looks so nice.

faithnme said...

very Nice

Dalis said...

OMG... he and his way of thinking is just beyond perfection! I love how you colored him so preppy... LOL!!!!


-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Margo said...

I {heart} Gus!!! wonderful colour combo!!

DQ said...

Gus always makes me laugh, great card. Thanks for sharing

Ildiko said...

I haven't got any Gus but I'm gonna get some as need to make a BD card for father in low and Gus is perfect for it lol Hop looks good so off I hop
hugs
Ildiko

Paul said...

Gus looks fantastic on this card
TFS
Paul

Ardilla said...

Funny birthday card :)

Wendy said...

Great card, I love Gus
Wendy x

Min said...

Just love this Gus card! Terrific work!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Sara I. said...

Really awesome background pp and love all the stitching!! Beautiful coloring and love how you placed the sentiment!

Monika Reeck said...

the papers is adorable and the coloring the candle like the paper is really lovely...Loevely images too...great card..

deesdesigns said...

Gus is just a hoot - beautifully done card!

Stephanie said...

Great card! I love the colors and stitching.

Christy Beans said...

Poor Gus, but great card! =) Happy Hop!

MyNeed2Craft said...

Love this card.
~Terri

Shelly said...

Awesome card, Stephanie! Love the papers, colors and most of all the humorous image.

Lyndall said...

Love it. Perfect card for my Dad.

Michele L. said...

Hi Stephanie,
Great card!

craftykitten said...

Fantastic card Stephanie,
Love the bright colours of the DP too.
Hugs
Dawn x

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creation and love the image you have used and such a gorgeous design.

Hugs Linda

Caro said...

Fantastic card and love the colours ... great job! Thanks for sharing and Happy B'day Bugaboo!

KSD Creations said...

I love the stitching on your card. I've been wanting to try it but just can't bring myself to use a sewing needle on paper.

Janell said...

Cute card!

Jackie said...

What a fun card! I think it is just to darn sweet, lovely job with the challenge and a great way to celebrate Bugaboo's Birthday!

Joy said...

this makes me chuckle, so cute :)

Mary said...

What a gorgeous card! Such a cute image and I love the sentiment!

anne said...

lovely birthday card..love the patterned papers and the colors..
-anne-

Jaqi said...

Gus looks so grumpy. I just have to love him! Lovely card.

June said...

Beautiful card!! So colourful!

Rae Anne said...

Hey Stephanie, I think that your blog is party central. . .;) I never get enough of your smashing little projects - your stitching, your designer paper panels, and your sunny, happy colors! You're such an asset to the DT, and I'm so happy that you're here with us! Thank you so much for everything that you do for Bugaboo Stamps! MWAH!

Linda S said...

Love the colours!! Who can resist Gus??

Scrappychick said...

Gus is a hoot!!

Susan said...

great card, love the colors! the stitching makes it :)
Susan