November 23, 2013

Christmas Flower Paper ball

Well hello my peeps!!!!
I am so excited I have a little time to drop in this morning and show you a project I have been working on, it's not completed yet but only 75 more folds to go which will total 1275 folds in total. I am showing you the finished side, hehe
I will also be punching a  hole and adding gold glittery string and hang it from my ceiling.
Behold my Christmas Flower Paper Ball!!!!
Now I warn you it is far from perfect but it happens to be what I love about it, I didn't use a tutorial for I was given one petal from the Ronald MacDonald House in Halifax when Michael went in for surgery, I unfolded it to learn where the score lines were and went from there.

Today I am very excited my friends are all having a party for my sister and I tonight! I am so touched they would do this for us, it is our birthday Monday and I can't believe we will be 40!!! Imagine!!!
From here on I am 40 years YOUNG
Hugs to all!!

Saturday Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday to you all.  We are about to embark on a four week theme over here on Creative Bug on the Loose as we start to get prepared for the Christmas season.  Oops, well there is one hint.  Here is another...

I don't know what was wrong with me when I created this particular sneak peek.  I may just as well, have given the entire image away!!!!  Sheesh!  Offer up your guesses by Wednesday at 5:00 pm EST in a comment on this post to be eligible.  Looks like I better get busy making that extra goody now because it is highly likely, everyone offering up a guess will get it right.

 there is still time to sign up for your chance to win Naomi's latest new release:  Owl Scenery Simplified!  Click HERE to find out how.

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend everyone!  I'll see on Thursday when it is time for the newest release.

November 21, 2013

Design Team Update...

Hey guys, I'm here today to share some news with you.

First the sad news...

{Image courtesy of Farconville /}

Unfortunately, due to illness, both Jennifer and Patti have had to step away from their Creative Bug Digis DT duties indefinitely.  I hate that they aren't feeling well.  They will definitely be missed over here!  Please join me in wishing both of them the best, on their journey to better health.

I do have some good news, though... 
{Image courtesy of Farconville /}

Someone new will be joining our team very soon.  Since Thursdays are traditionally a day when we cover a new release and this new team member will be on the New Release Team, it seems fitting that I introduce her today.

So let's meet her shall we?

I am pleased to introduce you to...
Hi my name is Monica and was born and raised in San Diego, California. I currently live I Phoenix Arizona with my husband of 21 years, my 16 year old son and 2 Dachshund dogs. I have always been crafty and have at least tried most every type of crafting. I got into scrapbooking when my son was born and switched over to card making about 3 years ago. I am excited to be part of the Creative Bug Digi’s team and look forward to this creative journey.

Monica's personal blog is Taylor Made 4U and you can visit her by clicking on the watermark above.

When Monica applied, she sent me a copy of card she created using Mortimer.  It turned out just fabulous and I thought you might all like to see a taste of the flavour that Monica will bringing to the team.

Check out Mortimer at the circus...
How stinkin' cute is Mortimer amidst this wonderful circus theme that Monica went with.  It definitely suits that cheeky little monkey. The addition of the tickets are brilliant too!   You can check out all the details of the original post where this card is from by clicking HERE.

In case you missed Mortimer when he was a freebie, you can pick him up in the store for just $1.  I've linked his watermark to take you there...

Now Monica decided that she also wanted to create a card to announce her acceptance to the Creative Bug Digis Design Team and share it with her readers on her own blog and also with you.  Take a look...
Hee, hee.  I think Monica has a thing for sock monkeys.  Of course Naomi makes them so adorable, who wouldn't love these images?!  Look at that great texture on the background and Monica has gone with a wonderful layout to showcase the image as well.  She has used a great sentiment to go along with it too.

Once again, if you missed Monkeys Jumpin' on the Bed when it was a freebie, you can pick it up in the store for the same price of $1.  You just can't beat those prices!!!  As above, I've linked the watermark to take you there...

So, please join me in welcoming Monica to this little team of ours.  It is so wonderful to have her on board.  Please pop by Monica's blog if you have the chance and check out all her fabulous work.  Hopefully we will continue to grow and be able to bring you even more great projects featuring the amazing line of Creative Bug Digital images.  Remember, the DT call is still currently open.  If you believe that you, or someone you know, would be a great fit over here, please click HERE to find out all you need to know in order to apply.

Well, that is it for today.  I hope to see you all on Saturday for the next sneak peek.

 See you soon!

November 19, 2013

Bit By the Bug Tuesday -- "Thanksgiving Girl"

Hello all you wonderful people.  It is Tuesday and you know what that means!  It is time for the latest freebie.  This week I am sharing...

Thanksgiving Girl

 Click HERE to get "Thanksgiving Girl".  Available from November 19th until December 2nd. After that it will be replaced with another freebie.

Naomi is unavailable to put the freebie in the store this week so for now you can grab it right here...


This image has been removed as the newest freebie is coming out in a few hours.  If you would like to purchase this image you can find in HERE in the store.

Thanksgiving Girl  is one of Naomi's existing images but it has been revamped to make it darker.  Isn't she just the sweetest thing?  There are so many things in this world to be grateful for so it is nice to see her giving thanks for that she has.  Many of you weren't following the first time she was offered as a freebie, so now is your opportunity to add her to your collection.

Let us check and see what one of our DT came up with to showcase Naomi's adorable Thanksgiving Girl...
Vicky has used the same gorgeous paper that I loved so much from her scarecrow card.  This time though she has mixed it up with different die cuts and added a beautiful flower.  These colours just work so well for fall themed cards.  You can check out the details of this project over on Vicky's blog Crafting Vicky.

Sneak peek guesses...
I told you it was going to be an easy one--well for some people at least.  Three out of the four of you who left guesses all included that there was a praying element.  So, Ike, Edwina,  & Kimberly, please send me an email by clicking HERE with the subject heading 'CBD Sneak Peek: Thanksgiving Girl' and I'll send you off the wordart creation displayed below. Please note that it might take me a few days to get back to you though, so I appreciate your patience.
 there is still time to sign up for your chance to win Naomi's latest new release:  Owl Scenery Simplified!  Click HERE to find out how.

Before I go there is just enough time for a joke...
 Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?
A:    Pumpkin pi!

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone.  I'll be back on Saturday with the next sneak peek but I might just have a bit of news to share with you all before then.  Hopefully!

Until we meet again, stay well and stay crafty!

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