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Sunday, January 15, 2012


My sincere apologies to those of you who tried to find this post yesterday on the blog hop.  My internet and home phone l;andlines went down yesterday 45 minutes before the hop was due to start and were down for 22 hours.

So anyway - here it is ...

You should have arrived here from Lynda’s blog
 If not, make sure you start at the Bug Blog here.

So, to celebrate Bugaboo’s 2nd Birthday, not only are we doing this fun blog hop, but we’ve got a great Birthday Themed challenge for you today!

I used the image, AKV Birthday - Party, and coloured the image using my Copics, and a white gel pen for the highlights. The DP is birthday balloons paper, just an offcut off a previous project.  As embellies I used a "Happy Birthday" sentiment strip, a cute cupcake, a diecut circle, some black gems and a yummy flower.
Play along with us this week and you have the chance to win a digi prize pack- 7 free images for 1st (using a Bugaboo Image), 4 free images for 2nd and 2 for 3rd

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT: We will also be having daily challenges starting on Monday! 
Here's a list of the challenges - 
 Monday: Mini-Challenge: In 2’s – Include TWO of something on your project

Tuesday: Mini-Challenge: New Release & A Bow – Use the New Release and add a Bow

Wednesday: Mini-Challenge: Bugaboo Favorites!!  BLING & Primary Colors

Thursday: Mini-Challenge: Sketch Challenge –Use the sketch you will find back at the Catch the Bug Blog on Thursday.

Friday: Mini-Challenge: Friday Freebie + 3 Printed Papers –Use the Friday Freebie and 3 Printed Papers
Would you like to know what’s up for grabs for the hop and for the challenges?

The Grand Prize Winner who completes the blog hop, plays along with the regular challenge (Saturday’s Challenge) and ALL the mini challenges will get 1 free set per month for all of 2012.

Second Place Prize - One randomly selected entrant that has participated in all of the mini challenges will get to be a Bugaboo Guest Designer for February, March & April PLUS receive the New Release Set for the week.
Be sure to check out the THE BUG BLOG for all the details, because there’s LOTS MORE WINNING to happen this week!!!

SO MAKE SURE TO COMMENT ON EACH STOP ALONG THE WAY because each design team member is picking ONE winner from the people who leave comments to WIN the image they used on their Birthday project!  

So, get HOPPING!

Your next stop on the hop is Jennifer Zeeb.

Jen Leeflang

I'd like to enter this chard in the following:

Alphabet Challenge, "Y" is for you can choose  

Card Crafters Circle, #5, "Happy Birthday" 


  1. They look like they are enjoying the party too! Lovely bright card, Jx

  2. Super sweet card! I love the bright colors you used on this!

  3. Such a sweet card!!! Love the fun bright colors!! Now off to work on the mini challenges.


  4. Cute colourful card, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

  5. Those AKV kids look ready to party! Bright and colorful card!

  6. Very happy card, thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  7. A very cool card!Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge.

    Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

  8. Cute card and I love that fun Bugaboo image! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge!
    Tammy :)


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