f The Bugbytes: October 2011

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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.

October 31, 2011

The Winner of Fall/ Halloween Blog Hop

And the winner is


Lori Apgar

Lori Apgar said... 2
Love your 3D haunted house!!! Thanks for organizing this hop!

Congrats Lori
I will send the package to you soon :)

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October 30, 2011

Stamp Organization

The last 3 days I spent time on organizing my stamps. I had it previously in cd cases which I kept in the ikea cube (plastic cube drawer). I found it difficult to search and some of the other stamps were too big to fit in the cd cases. So I decided to change.
Now since I had already organized once before my rubber stamps were already off the wooden block.
I usually microwave the rubber stamps for 12 secs and then immediately remove the stamp with the foam which comes off easily and sticks to block. If the foam is cheap and tears then you can always remove completely and mount it on EZ mount. I also remove the decal on the top and paste it on cd.
Now as to how I organized
I used transperencies to stick/cling the stamps on - one side to stick the stamps and the other side I stamped if there was no decal or image so that I know where the stamps go on.
Then I slipped the whole sheet into a sheet protector and placed/filed them into a ring binder. I used 3 " and 2 " binders







Now I can easily flip and get to my stamps easily.
And next week I am going to organize my cuttlebug embossing folders
I think I am getting some of these 5 x 7 protectors - for regular ring binder -  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WA8S48 .

So how do you organise your stamps. Do share and post in the linky below



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Make the Cut works with Cameo

Yeah! I just read Make the Cut works with Cameo!
For more details http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com/2011/10/silhouette-cameo-review-4-how-to-cut-to.html
I know the process is a bit more and tedious the first time. I prefer using silhouette designer studio as it is easy. But the more options the better. And easier to jump through many machines when you have a common software
And if you want to know more about cameo and silhouette do join the silhouette MB - http://s15.zetaboards.com/Silhouette_Plus/index/. It's such a great resource

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October 29, 2011

Stamping with Fun Foam---A Christmas Wreath

Hi all! This is Jeannie from Nonna's Scraps. It is so wonderful to be back with my friends! Don't you agree that this is an amazing place? Thanks for letting me visit and share a fun project today!
I am into the Christmas mode. How about you? I love making stamps with Fun Foam on my Cricut Expression and would like to share a sweet holiday card made using this technique.The wreath is so quick and easy, you won't believe it!
Cricut Expression 1 or 2
Cricut cartridge with a leaf shape
Cricut cartridge with a circle shape
Fun foam
Xyron adhesive
Red Stickles
Tim Holz Distress Inks--3 shades of green
Perfect Pearls Irridescent
Gold Ribbon
Sentiment stamp of choice
A-2 card background

The following videos will describe how I prefer to cut the fun foam on my Cricut. The stamp that is cut is not the same one used for this card. It is, however the exact technique.



For the card:
1. Cut the leaf at 1" actual size.
2. Cut the circle at 2" actual size. This creates a template for the wreath shape. Trace with a pencil, centered on the front of the card.
3. Using the darkest green, stamp around the outside of the circle (widest edge to drawn line) and then inside of the circle (widest edge to drawn line). Vary the angle. 
4. Repeat #3 using the medium green. 
5. Repeat #3 using the lightest green. While damp, dust with Perfect Pearls. 
6. Add Red Stickles berries.
7. Add Gold bow. 
8. Stamp with sentiment. 

Great card, great holiday, great fun! Come visit me at my home soon! 


Until next time---keep sorting those scraps!


October 28, 2011

Texturize & Embellish!

Hi
This is Pam from Papillon Digital Designs & The BugBytes. Thanks Allison and Caroline for having me on as a guest designer today at Paper Crafting Weekend Challenge.
Today's challenge is to use the things around you maybe the spider webs you got to decorate your home for Halloween (like I have done here) , spiders anything even ribbons or buttons to embellish your project and add texture.
Here is my card



I have used a plain black cardstock, silver wired ribbon (which I got from Costco - isn't it pretty?) , some buttons, a feather and the central image is from Dover publications - Greetingcards - which I printed out and cut out with some decorative scissors. I love Dover images.


Then I took a bit of cobwebs we get at store for decor and applied it to the cardstock. It looks better if you xyron or dilute tacky glue with water and apply with a foam brush allow to dry  and then stretch out the spider web. Using ATG gun or tape leaves some marks which can be seen otherwise.

Here's a close up of the spiderweb


 After applying the spiderweb I then added the ribbon (like a cross). Then I took some buttons and further embellished them with rhinestones and stickles and placed 2 buttons on the ribbon with glue dots. Then I took a feather and attached that and placed the center button. The rhinestones and stickles were added to bring some of the color from the image into the card else I felt it would stick out like a sore thumb.
 I inked the image - matted it with black cardstock with corners rounded and then glued it with foam dots onto the card



As for the inside of the card I used the CTMH stamp on white cardstock. Again cut it out with decorative scissors and inked with red ink and added some stickles and then glued it on to the inside of the card with foam dots. I just placed a bit of silver ribbon to give pop



And that my friends is my simple Halloween card embellished with things to add a bit of texture. Now you can even give an illusion of texture for e.g I could have taken the spider web spread it around and then sprayed with paint (mist) or glimmer mist and the web would have acted as  resist and could have got the texture of the web. So do play and add texture or give an illusion of texture and post your project for all of us to see. Thank you for having me as a guest designer once again Allison and Caroline. And readers thank you all for patiently reading this post. I look forward to see your project at http://papercraftweekendchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/10/texturize-embellish.html
 Happy Halloween!
Pam
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Texturize & Embellish!

Hi
This is Pam from Papillon Digital Designs & The BugBytes. Thanks Allison and Caroline for having me on as a guest designer today at Paper Crafting Weekend Challenge.
Today's challenge is to use the things around you maybe the spider webs you got to decorate your home for Halloween (like I have done here) , spiders anything even ribbons or buttons to embellish your project and add texture.
Here is my card



I have used a plain black cardstock, silver wired ribbon (which I got from Costco - isn't it pretty?) , some buttons, a feather and the central image is from Dover publications - Greetingcards - which I printed out and cut out with some decorative scissors. I love Dover images.


Then I took a bit of cobwebs we get at store for decor and applied it to the cardstock. It looks better if you xyron or dilute tacky glue with water and apply with a foam brush allow to dry  and then stretch out the spider web. Using ATG gun or tape leaves some marks which can be seen otherwise.

Here's a close up of the spiderweb


 After applying the spiderweb I then added the ribbon (like a cross). Then I took some buttons and further embellished them with rhinestones and stickles and placed 2 buttons on the ribbon with glue dots. Then I took a feather and attached that and placed the center button. The rhinestones and stickles were added to bring some of the color from the image into the card else I felt it would stick out like a sore thumb.
 I inked the image - matted it with black cardstock with corners rounded and then glued it with foam dots onto the card



As for the inside of the card I used the CTMH stamp on white cardstock. Again cut it out with decorative scissors and inked with red ink and added some stickles and then glued it on to the inside of the card with foam dots. I just placed a bit of silver ribbon to give pop



And that my friends is my simple Halloween card embellished with things to add a bit of texture. Now you can even give an illusion of texture for e.g I could have taken the spider web spread it around and then sprayed with paint (mist) or glimmer mist and the web would have acted as  resist and could have got the texture of the web. So do play and add texture or give an illusion of texture and post your project for all of us to see. Thank you for having me as a guest designer once again Allison and Caroline. And readers thank you all for patiently reading this post. I look forward to see your project at http://papercraftweekendchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/10/texturize-embellish.html
 Happy Halloween!
Pam
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October 27, 2011

Witch Hat - Treat Box

Hey Everyone!
LisaB here from Rather B Scrappin.
I am excited share this treat box for The bugbytes.
Thanks to Paper Phenomenon for this idea

You can get two of these boxes on one 12x12 sheet of paper.
I used tag, boxes and more cricut cartridge for both the triangle box and the circles. 
I cut them out at 4.75

After cutting out the shape, score on the score marks. 
Notice the little hole in my box. No clue what that is, so I hid it on the other boxes I made. 

Glue the one flap to create the triangle box with an opening. In the picture above it is the flap that is on the right side of the picture.

Then cut the circles for the bottom of the hat. You will need two, and again can get two hats out of 1 sheet of 12x12 paper.
The circles are cut at 5 1/2 and 4 1/2 

Cut little marks on the round the edges of the circles. Then fold up. 

Attach the two circles together and then the bottom part of the triangle box 

Decorate to look like a hat. I decided to emboss the top part of the hats, which needs to be done before assembling the box. 


I hope I was able to inspire you today! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the Bugbytes!
Until next time!

October 26, 2011

Happy Deepavali

WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DEEPAVALI
Today is our festival of lights called Deepavali  - Deepa means lights.


To read why we celebrate you can find some info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali though this does not cover everything as each community/region has their own version of the why's .
What it means to us is new dress, lots of sweets and savories, fire crackers and lights/lamps - lights for the season  starting from today for a month till we reach another festival called karthikai.
WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DEEPAVALI once again

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HAPPY DEEPAVALI

WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DEEPAVALI
Today is our festival of lights called Deepavali  - Deepa means lights.


To read why we celebrate you can find some info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali though this does not cover everything as each community/region has their own version of the why's .
What it means to us is new dress, lots of sweets and savories, fire crackers and lights/lamps - lights for the season  starting from today for a month till we reach another festival called karthikai.
WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DEEPAVALI once again

October 25, 2011

Live, Dream, Be Happy - Accordian Fold Card

 Hi ya everyone!
  This is Melissa from Melissa Made and I'm excited to share with you a tutorial making an accordion fold card.  Thanks so much for letting me share today Pam!  I first saw this on Splitcoaststampers and couldn't wait to try it myself.  In fact, I have made three now - this one is a bit more masculine.
Here is my tutorial.  In the tutorial I talk about the sizes of paper and how to assemble this accordion fold card.  The image see above is a Tiddly Inks image called Lillie Claire Bouquet and can be found right HERE.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and project.  Please feel free to ask questions or leave comments!  You know we LOVE to hear from you!
All Images can be found at Tiddly Inks
 A more masculine version of the Accordion Fold

For more fun projects visit Melissa Made.
Thanks and have a great day!

October 24, 2011

A Book Of Lists

Hello my scrappy friends, this is Kate from  Sassy and Scrappy. Recently I've heard a lot of ideas for capturing all the fun and excitement of the upcoming holiday season; daily journals, a picture a day, etc. And while I like all of those projects, they don't seem attainable for me...I'm just being realistic. But I found another fabulous and interesting way to document the joy of the season, lists!

Yep that's right, lists. Now I will admit I love to make lists, yes it's part of my Type A personality, but these list are more fun than the general "to do" lists. Topics included in this file are:' The perfect Thanksgiving meal does not include', 'The people in my life who are probably the most thankful for me', 'The perfect winter day includes', 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas when', 'Childhood Christmas traditions I'll always remember', and many more. You can find this ebook at Ella Publishing and lots of other great stuff.

Now confession time, I had to scrap the idea of a tutorial today when I realized I didn't really know how to use my Cinch. It turns out I need a little more practice, lol. Anyway, here is the final product.


I think it will be really fun to not only answer these questions myself, but to ask family members to do it as well. I can either add pictures to this book and create a "real" mini album or remove the lists and add them to my scrapbook.


Details:
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye "Holly Jolly"
Cricut: Kate's ABC's (book, lists) cut at 1.25-inches and Martha Stewart All Occasion Cake Art (A, Of) cut at 1-inch
Fancy Pants Rub-ons
Aqua Mist Grosgrain Ribbon from Papertrey Ink
White Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot
Prima Eline Pearls
Twine from Papertrey Ink
Star Charm: My Mind's Eye Bits and Pieces

I hope you enjoyed this project. Perhaps you can create something similar to store all the wonderful memories and traditions that we create during the holidays. Thanks for stopping by!

October 22, 2011

The Silhouette Cameo - Opening the Box

Yeah! My cameo is here.
Love it.
Had to make a video of course!
Remember if you want new images if your studio is already installed you can go to file - preferences - advanced and then click on reinstate the initial 51 designs and you get cool additional images


I need to mention one great great resource other than  the blog and yahoo group  is the silhouette Message board formed by some members http://s15.zetaboards.com/Silhouette_Plus/index/
Do join in there.
Also there is a blog hop going on So do drop by http://www.thebugbytes.com/2011/10/fall-halloween-blog-hop.html and leave comments to enter giveaway. Do play and post your link to your project in the linky.
A sneak peak






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Fall/ Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fall/Halloween Blog Linky Hop and a give away


 This is a beginning of your journey. Hope we inspire you to take part and create!  After seeing all the projects we hope you will come back and post your picture in the linky below. The theme for today's Link Hop is to use either Halloween theme or a Fall Theme or to use color orange or black in your project. Just have fun creating . Here are sample of project done and please do hop on to the blogs listed to get more details on the how to's about the individual projects. And yes there is a GIVEAWAY. Go all the way end to see how to enter the giveaway and what your prize will be.

Now the list of blogs in this Linky Hop are

Jen from http://3catsandabug.blogspot.com/
Lori from www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com
Jeannie from  http://nonnasscraps.blogspot.com/
Audrey from http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com/
Kymberlee from http://www.thepapermidwife.com/
Allison from http://goodybagdiva.blogspot.com/
Kelly from   http://www.kamscraftyplace.blogspot.com
Debbie from http://debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com/
Carole from  http://www.onmycraftroomwall.blogspot.com/
Kate from http://sassyandscrappykate.blogspot.com/
Amylynne from http://www.amysscrappyspace.blogspot.com
Mila - M&M  from http://milamemories.blogspot.com/
Dayna Sabrina from http://sabrioletdesigns.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth from http://www.217creations.com/

Now for this hop  I decided to make a  table decor - haunted house as my project. This file was cut with Silhouette SD using the haunted house 3d file available at their site. The rest of the images except the ghost can be found at the site too. I have used  spiderweb/cobweb which we can buy at party store to further embellish. I also placed the battery candle light inside the house


Here is the same house with light turned on



Here are more projects from our designers
Do drop in to their blog to read more about their individual project and don't forget to drop back in here to post your project and also enter the giveaway.

Jen from http://3catsandabug.blogspot.com/



Lori from www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com


 Jeannie from  http://nonnasscraps.blogspot.com/


Audrey from http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com/


Kymberlee from http://www.thepapermidwife.com/


Allison from http://goodybagdiva.blogspot.com/


Kelly from   http://www.kamscraftyplace.blogspot.com

Debbie from http://debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com/


Carole from  http://www.onmycraftroomwall.blogspot.com/


Kate from http://sassyandscrappykate.blogspot.com/


Amylynne from http://www.amysscrappyspace.blogspot.com with a sneak peak of her project.


Mila - M&M from http://milamemories.blogspot.com/


Dayna Sabrina from http://sabrioletdesigns.blogspot.com/



Elizabeth from http://www.217creations.com/



Now for the Giveaway part of it. It is my favorite book Dover Publications book. It had a cd from which you can print out images and add it to your card and if you have a machine like silhouette or knk or black cat or the zing then Oh! the fun multiplies as you can do so much more with these.



To enter the giveaway and yes you designers you all can enter too - please leave a comment in this post and winner will be randomly selected on October 31st - Monday.

The next stop in the hop is Jen from http://3catsandabug.blogspot.com/.

After you visit all the blogs Please Come back here as we would love to see your project using our challenge - a Fall or Halloween theme or use of color orange or black . Please Post your project link in the linky tool below. You have lots of time - until December 31st to post :) . So let the FUN Begin!