f The Bugbytes: Welcome to the Short and Sweet Blog Hop -Heart of Gold

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Welcome to The Bug Bytes a site/blog mainly for Papercrafting and some photography and other stuff thrown in here & there. Add in some die cutting machine, scrapbooking tools, cameras, scissors , glue and...... My name is Pam. If you have been redirected from Papillon Digital Design you have come to the right place.Hope you get inspired by the projects, videos and files. Would love it if you could leave comments and become a follower. (Word verification is turned ON to avoid spam. Sorry for that inconvenience.) Would love it if you would also share your project here . If you find a linky under the post do share your project by posting link there or if you do not find a linky post your link in the comments.Thank you for visiting. The website Papillon digital designs has changed to Papillon Digital Design so if the link gives and error or takes you to page with chinese characters then please drop the 's' in the link at the end of papillondigitaldesigns and try . That is change papillondigitaldesigns to papillondigitaldesign and try the link.

January 22, 2011

Welcome to the Short and Sweet Blog Hop -Heart of Gold

(note: Giveaway has ended & the Winner has already been picked for this on Monday )

Welcome to the Short and Sweet Blog Hop  thanks to Elizabeth - 217 Creations!!

Thank you for dropping by from Wendy's blog - Bling Queen http://lvscrappin.blogspot.com/ in this Valentine blog hop. If you have come here straight your journey will be much more interesting if you start at blog hop beginning http://www.217creations.blogspot.com/ - 217 Creations by Elizabeth. That way you can enter for lots more giveaways.
Oh yes there is a giveaway in this blog.
I am giving away a SweetHeart Cricut Cartridge.

Details on how to enter are at the end.
Well now that - "That" is out of the way. Here is a small project for Valentine. I decided to give away sweetheart - as of the 4 main cartridges which we can use for Valentine I love this and love struck the best . Wedding day and tie the knot comes second place to me.

Here is a simple project with Sweetheart cartridge to show you the possibilities...


and inside

Most of the shapes are from the Sweetheart cartridge. Yes Sweetheart is not just for the young but for the old too. Many images like the photocorner and the swirled heart are lovely and we have some lovely folder options too. Well I have used mine as  folder to put a gift card (inside top) in but that can be easily adapted as an envelope. The word valentine though is from Love Struck.
I use Plantin card and envelope feature most of the times. I keep some basic sizes all ready as template in my gypsy. So I just open that and first thing I do before I forget is to save the file with a newproject name. ie here I named it valentinesweetheart.gypsy. That was I make sure the original (which I name for eg as Card5dot5x4dot25.gypsy - ie the dimensions named in filename).
This card is just a simple card with no welding but just a little adjusting by unlinking the golden chain and playing with width and height so that the pink heart can outline the scalloped one and so on.  I then used gold foil pen, sharpie and souffle opaque markers for some doodling and inking.
Hope you liked the simple project. For your chance to win the giveaway - sweetheart cricut cartridge - please leave comment by Sunday midnight Central Time (leave a way for me to contact you) in this post
I will pick a winner on Monday by Random Generator. And do not worry if your comment does not appear immediately. The comment moderator is set on so as soon as I see them I will approve and I am on the computer a lot :)
And be sure to stop by next at  Steph's place - Love To Create Cards - http://lovetocreatecards.blogspot.com/ .

Happy Valentine!!!



Audrey Frelx said...

Pam, this card is beautiful!!!

Hope you're feeling much-much better!!!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Pam this is adorable!! I have to get me one of those gold leaf pen thingies!!! Gorgeous and a wonderful hop so far!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Beautiful card!!! Love all the detail!! I have been a follower for some time now!! Thanks for the chance to win this cartridge!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

scrapaholicjen said...

So pretty - there are so many great cuts on the Sweethearts cartridge! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

jennyplace2 said...

Such a pretty card and a wonderful give away to TFS

Brigitte said...

WOW, These projects are just out of this world!!! I have this cartridge and I didn't know about those nice cuts. Thanks
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

217 Creations said...

I did not know those cuts were on that cartridge! You are so talented! i love it and THANK YOU so much for being a part of my hop!

Kim said...

I LUV your card. I'm new to paper-crafting and see all these wonderful creative people doing such beautiful work. Thanks.


mitch1066 said...

Im the brand new owner of a cricut expression from my amazing hubby and its led me here,to wonderful creative people sharing their knowledge and creations...Thank you !!


Anonymous said...

Hey, Pam. I'm new to your blog and LOVE it! Santa brought me a Gypsy and I credit you with teaching me to use it. Seriously, your videos have given me the tools to make some great layouts and cards.

The Sweetheart cart is so elegant. I would love to win! Happy day to you, J

Anonymous said...

Thats a beautiful card! I love seeing how to use the cricut cartridges. I just got a Cricut Exp. from my husband for Christmas so I'm still learning about them. Marita S.

Unknown said...

Pam it is so good to see your creations! I know how hard it is to create when your back hurts :((

Love your card!!! I don't have this cartridge and have been debating for months.....you may have just convinced me!!

Brittney said...

Pam, your card is just so pretty!

JenL said...

Pam, what a great card!! By far the BEST valentine's card I've seen this year!!

bird said...

Beautiful work as usual Pam thanks for sharing.:)

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

I'm loving seeing all of these talented women,this is aewsome job.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your card! i have this on my wishlist thankd for a chance to win

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Katie said...

gorgous card:) I love the lock/key embellishments:)

Melissa Bell said...

Great job on that card, it looks super cute!....contact email is in my profile

JennyKozar said...

This is so elegant! Thank you for sharing.

Reneeleeak said...

Very pretty card! I really like the little folder inside. You've done a great job. ☺
Thanks for sharing!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Prettiful Creations said...

This is a great card...You did a wonderful job.

Unknown said...

I think your card is lovely--such classic images and attention to detail! Thanks so much for sahring! I'm a new follower. I can't wait to come back, poke around and find all the hidden delights in your blog! You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or http://karelj.blogspot.com

LesleyfromWI said...

Love your card and the inside is too cute! Love that gold foil pen!

Laurieinaz said...

Great card. I didn't realize that cart had so many pretty cuts. (Don't enter me for the cart. I already have it. Now I just need to get it out and USE it!)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful card with just the right amount of detail. TFS

Magoo said...

I don't have this cart and I had no idea the potential it has...I can see why it's a top pick for you :)

Beautiful, I LOVE the gold on this card - it's so shimmery....I'm in the habit of using silver...but gold is so warm and pretty!

Fabulous work as always Pam!!!


Summer said...

So cute, Thanks for sharing examples, I don't have any of those carts! Also a huge thanks you for the chance to win such a cute cart.

Meagan said...

This is sooooo pretty!! I love the look of it. I would love this cartridge!! Thanks for the chance to win!!


stefeni said...

Great cards! Love the gold.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

I love your card. I often leave my card blank inside but you've given me some great ideas for decorating the inside. I bypassed this cart many times because I have other wedding related carts but now I really need it because I may be able to make wedding invitations etc. with it so I hope my number comes up as the winner!!

Karen said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. I don't have this cartridge but I don't have very many as I am just starting to scrapbook


Marilyn Vogel said...

I am glad you shared the inside of your card. It is very creative.

Unknown said...

That's a VERY pretty card. Thanks for a chance to win a GREAT cartridge.


Vicki said...

Beautiful card, with a very elegant look. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see what you make next.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Dreama said...

SO pretty...love the red & pink combination.

Kristin said...

Pam - this card is GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Alex said...

Just beautiful ! I love all the details ! tfs :)

the condes at gmail dot com


maryvernau said...

Beautiful card and your helpful tutorial on welding is greatly appreciated,

Stephanie said...

I love your card, thank you so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous card!! TFS
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Hannah said...

Very pretty! Love all of the detail.

beverlyd said...

I love this cart! I borrowed it from a friend and it is at the top of my "get" list!! Your card is awesome!! thank you for sharing :-)

momd28 said...

What a beautiful card. I love the shiny gold paper that you used. It makes all the decorations pop out of the card and look so nice. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful project with us. You can contact me at dpeabody28@charter.net..

Wendy aka Bling Queen said...

Very nice card. Luck to be in a blog hop with talent ladies.

MelKilMD said...

I don't have Sweethearts - being married 30 years I thought I didn't need it, but your card shows me that maybe I do!!


Missie said...

Beautiful project Pam! TFS!

Carrie K said...

Very pretty card!! I love it
carriedan1 at live dot com

Anna said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. I am now a follower. With all your awesome instructions for using a gypsy I will be your biggest visitor. I am just learning it and the cricut expression and need all the help I can get. :)
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Crooked Scrapper said...

Cute as always. TFS. I am a follower on your blog as well as FB.

lindagk23 said...

Beautiful card and I love all the details1 Thank you so much for the inspiration and for the chance to win! lindagk23

Crooked Scrapper said...

Cute as always. TFS. I am a follower on your blog as well as FB.

Unknown said...

Very cute card- love all the layering!~ this cart is really cute. I dont have it. Crossing my fingers Thanks for the chance to win!

Tanya said...

LOVE it!!! Thanks soo much for the inspiration!! I need to pull that cart out!!


karen's korner said...

I love the sweethearts cart - I find something new everytime I go to it. kmrs@msn.com

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

Love the card and sweethearts is one of my favs too! shannleffew2@yahoo.com

seau said...

Thanks for the instructions for your lovely card. I love the heart and the corners you cut.

Amanda said...

Very nice and elegant! Great job!
Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

Janica's Jewels said...

You are very talented and i loved your card thanks for sharing it with us
janica dot hansen at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I really love your work and Blog. I'm Part of the Blog Hop.I also think it's very nice of you to include blog candy as well.I became a follower and will be coming back often for tips and ideas.

JennCocke@ designingsisters2011@gmail.com


mereshupe said...

Thanks for the chance to win!


Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Love everything about this card.
Cherylann (prinkles)

Jenn said...

I love the card! It really is beautiful. I love the gold on it!

Unknown said...

The card is just gorgeous.

I just got a Cricut for Christmas and I'm learning so much and getting inspired by all the great blogs I've visited. Everyone who posts their projects and details helps me so much!

shel704 at aol dot com

Hoppy said...

Pam, your card is so very elegant. Thanks for sharing. Would love to win the Sweetheart cartidge. Thanks again for your knowledge and great ideas. Keep them coming!


MizMaryAnn said...

Your card is so pretty Pam. I really like those two colors together. I would love to win the Sweetheart cart. This June I'll be married 50 years to my precious husband and that cartridge would really work out nice to make him a card from me.
Mary Ann
mahuntington at wavecable dot com

Barbara said...

Very elegant card! Thanks for sharing.


littlen said...

This is a beautiful card. TFS.

Unknown said...

Beautful card and I have used my Sweethearts a few times and never noticed the corners so I really learned something!! Have a Happy Crafting Day!!!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Christina said...

Oh I love this! Thanks for sharing your ideas and for the great chance.
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

coolnana72 said...

Beautiful card--very elegant

Jana said...

Beautiful, I love the gold leaf pen effect. This blog hop has been amazing.

Eniko said...

LOVE your card! And your prize is fabulous! I haven't see that cartridge yet... Happy Valentine's day to you, too! enikodelise@comcast.net

Mary Jean said...

love your card!!! So pretty! Thanks for a chance to win a cartridge that I have been stalking on ebay!!!lol

Jan said...

Beautiful Card! I love all the details especially on the inside of the card. I often forget to decorate the inside too.

Thanks for the chance to win. I do not have this cartridge yet.


Anonymous said...

Your card came out adorable! I love the colors, THank you fo sharing!
/bye, just had to try that adorable cat! hehe
You are very talented, glad to become a follower, now I will be able to check back for more inspiration!
Contact Info: incase I am the lucky winner :0)
email: arebori0204@gmail.com
New Blog: if you get a chance, I love new friends! www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. That is a pretty heart and I love the colors you chose to show it off.

Linda Vargas

*Star said...

Super cute card! Tfs and have a great day. :)
star24601 at gmail dot com

mary said...

Nice card. I have to get busy making valentine cards so I can get them in the mail. TFS!
sc gma

Amy M. said...

Love the card!!!

morose44 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love the detail!
nkdwtm at aol dot com

Jennie Garcia said...

Very cute!! I love the red and gold!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Sandee McIntyre said...

Love the card. I had no idea that cartridge had such cute stuff on it. Thanks for sharing!!

just by lee said...

I love your card, simple but yet very elegant! I also became a follower... thanks for sharing!

Dakota Bear said...

Pam--a beauty design used to make this card.

Debbie O'Neal said...

Wonderful card Pam ! TFS

Cricut Couple said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the gold accents! It really goes so well with the base colors of the card! This hop is lots of fun! http://cricutcouple.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Beautiful card!

SrapaholicRN said...

This is so cute. Thanks for sharing.


Got2BCrafting said...

This card is sooo pretty... love that heart cut and the corner flourishes! Gorgeous!
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

Teri Barefoot said...

I love this card it is a very pretty card
Thank you,

Unknown said...

Pam what an elegant card!! Love the gold foil pen work ! Thanks for another great example!



Tanya said...

Really pretty!! ;;)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Becky Moore said...

Pam this is such a great card! Very elegant!!
smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Anonymous said...

Pam your card is so pretty! TFS


cards_by_montana_reflections at bresnan dot net

Carrie's Corner said...

Beautiful card! The swirls and gold add a real touch of elegence to the project. TFS!
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

scrapperbecka said...

WOW Beautiful card

Nana's Paper Things said...

Pam, such a beautiful card! I didn't know those cuts were on that cart?!?!! Thanks for sharing and for the give-away!

Anonymous said...

I love all the detail you included on the card and all the projects you share with us.

Dina said...

great card! love all thedetail! tfs! Dina

Melissa said...

So pretty Pam! I love the burgandy and gold colors together!


Bree said...

I really love this card. It has such a unique look to it, and what a beautiful idea. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to seeing more.



joni said...

Pam, this is such a gorgeous card....doesn't look simple to me!!! Before I read what you used, I was trying to figure it out for myself! Its really beautiful and I love all the little detail!

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Ali said...

:) Cute card! I like love struck too. Thanks for the chance to win. Ali

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your project, simple and beautiful

katsews at gmail dotcom

Connie said...

Love the card!!! A cartridge I don't have. Think I need it!!

Scrappers' Ranch said...

Hi Pam

Your card is very pretty, I love the heart lock and key!
I am a new follower of your blog, cant wait to see more amazing creations.

freetimegone said...

What a cute card. You do such nice work. Thanks for the chance to win some candy too. This is a great hop.

RAP said...

Beautiful card. You can contact me by commenting on my blog

Kathryn said...

Beautiful Card!!! TFS

myska said...

I love the details on this card! I am a new follower!

CathyinMN said...

Pam, such a beautiful Valentine card. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for the wonderful giveaway, too.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

SherriC. said...

Beautiful card Pam, TFS!!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Celeste B. said...

WOW!!! I absolutely love it!!! The corners are really pretty, and the doodling/stitching look great!! You did such an amazing job!!! TFS!

Celeste B.
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...


What a gorgeous Valentine!!! :) It is so elegant and I love the coordinating envelope, too!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

I love this card you have created and the cartridge. I would love to own it. Thanks so much for the chance.


Gina Kinde said...

what a beautiful valentines card you made, it looks like it took you forever. I just love it. great job. You have trully inspired me. thanks for the chance to win. gina kinde ginak117@att.net

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