f The Bugbytes: March 2013

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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.

March 30, 2013

Sunday March 31st release at DS4J

Check out the new release at DS4J this week.
Love this one called To have and hold
Here is the card I made with the image

I covered the inside white layer cardstock with lace cloth. Some dies and punches. (Anja marianne creatables , spellbinder leaves and ek success retro flower punch for flowers. Some pearls for bling, beaded pearl string and pearl spray  and some rhinestones for embellishments.
I chalked the cuts a bit to pop up the embossing.

I want to enter this card in some challenges

  1. http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/challenge-73.html
  2. http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/03/flower-frenzy-challenge.html
  3. http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2013/03/himcr-91-freestyle_30.html
  4. http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/oh-so-girly.html
  5. http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/03/challenge-35-flowers_29.html
  6. http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/2013/03/r117-cute-as-you-like.html
  7. http://www.clearlyistamp.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/clearly-inspired-challenge-71-cic71.html
  8. http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/2013/03/anything-goes-challenge-no12.html
  9. http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/03/new-challenge-pretty-pastels.html
  10. http://www.drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/challenge-64-paper-flowers.html
  11. http://www.linkupforpink.com/2013/03/challenge-no-11.html

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Simply B fan challenge - March

This month the challenge at simply B is to use - color combo, Black and White/Cream and ONE OTHER COLOR .
(Skin color is permitted). The image is given and this month it was medussa
So I decided to make this card with the image.

I used some punches and spellbinder dies and I did box pleat the paper ribbon

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March 29, 2013

Project 3 - Card for the combined event

Digistamps4joy and Shelly's Image is having a combined challenge.
You have to use both the image Peter and Egg Basket in a project.
The images can be requested and the details are at http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/digistamps4joy.
This is project 3 - card.
Still keeping it simple

The embossing is basket weave spellbinders. I love the little pearl ribbon sliders and so decided to add them to the card.

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Project 2 - Tag for combined event

Digistamps4joy and Shelly's Image is having a combined challenge.
You have to use both the image Peter and Egg Basket in a project.
The images can be requested and the details are at http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/digistamps4joy
Here is my 2nd  project a tag

Yep still keeping simple. Easier to make them in numbers then.

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March 28, 2013

Bunny Treats

Digistamps4joy and Shelly's Image is having a combined challenge.
You have to use both the image Peter and Egg Basket in a project.
The images can be requested and the details are at http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/digistamps4joy
I wanted to make atleast 2 projects with it.
I thought I would start with a simple treat.
This is a  candy tube I had and I decided to fill it with treats and make a simple label with it.
The treats are jelly beans (thanks to Donna)

I sized the combined the images in photoshop and this image is 1.5 inches. I stickled the image it a bit
Some more views

;) I said simple didn't I?

Recovering from a back episode and this was my first crafting attempt in days. So starting simple.

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March 25, 2013

Winner of the "Reaching 100" giveaway

And the winner of the
Reaching 100 giveaway is

Number 14

Sheila aka SassyLady
So happy to see you growing! Before you know it you will be at 200! Thanks for all your inspiration.

Congrats Sheila. You won the spellbinder set :)

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March 23, 2013

Giveaway ends soon

There is a giveaway on http://papillondigitaldesigns.com/2013/03/reaching-100-giveaway.html
Ends on Monday morning so do check on there (not here so please do not leave comments in this post if you want to enter the draw) i

March 21, 2013

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday - Paper Piecing

Hi Everyone

Michelle here from Lady of Leisure Ink, thanks Pam for having me.  I am also guest designer over at Sassy Studio Designs, where it is Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge - the theme this week is Paper Piecing.  I took the image of  Katniss the Sassy on fire because I love all the flounces on the bottom of her dress - perfect for paper piecing.

The paper I used is actually Adhesive Fabric Paper from DCWV, and although I love the texture (it was perfect for this dress) it was a pain in the butt to adhere properly because it stretches!!!  Here is a closer look.

The image is coloured with my ProMarkers, and the sentiment is a stamp from an SU set called 'Word Play'.  I finished it off with by adhering some dyed seam binding  (which was a gift from a friend) around the edge.

This is how I finished off the back of the bag, which incidentally is a recycled Sephora bag - I am loving giving these recycled bags and boxes a face-lift.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you will check out all the fabulous creations by the design team over at Sassy Studio.


It's a Fiesta and the colors are Bright

The taco truck is coming and the decorations and cupcakes are ready. Hi I am Linda from TheTulipCollector and I am the guest designer today. I hope you enjoy all the goodies.

To make it easier for the guests, I made little utensil packets. I used the Little Decorative Tri-Fold card from MyCreativeTime, stapled 2 together to make a pocket and just didn't fold it! The paper was double sided so that made coordinating easier. I did fold back the little flap so you could see what is inside. Inside is a napkin and the utensils. The little flower is cut from MyCreativeTime Round and Scallopped Stiched Circles.
I put these in cute teapot baskets. The colorful paper goods were from Dollar Tree.

For the tables I made paper flowers on sticks and stuck them in these cute little clay flowerpots. The paper bow is from Artiste and held together with a brad.

For dessert I made these Pinterest inspired cupcakes in plastic cups. These were a hit and perfect for bake sales, birthday parties and picnics. All kept fresh in plastic cups with plastic and ribbon. Most everyone was stuffed after the taco truck so it was great to just send them home.

March 19, 2013

Celebrating Easter - ds4j challenge #63

This week's challenge back at DS4J

THEME : 'Celebrating Easter'. This is open to your interpretation om how you celebrate Easter time, whether it is collecting eggs in the garden, chasing the bunnies, or a Christian connection.
For this you need to … Create a papercraft project or card to fit the theme.
Do make a project and link it back at DS4J
The DT has some fantastic project from which you can draw inspiration
Here is my project for this challenge. I have used the cute cute image called Bunny Knocks.
I made it into a shape card

I did print it twice and cut out just the window so that I could leave the window open :)
I wanted all candy colors so for the blue I used BG1 (family) and for that candy red I used the R2 family in copics and yellows - Y1 family and maybe a darker orange for the contrast.
The inside of the card

The border is from silhouette store
Now do link up your project at DS4J
I do want to enter this card in some challenges
  1. http://www.craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/2013/03/craft-it-up-link-it-up-linky-party-2.html
  2. http://digidarlas.blogspot.com/2013/03/ddc54-easterspring.html
  3. http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/2013/03/challenge-78-anything-goes.html
  4. http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/03/its-challenge-time_19.html
  5. http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/2013/03/challenge-104.html
  6. http://cuttinandstampinchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/03/weekly-challeneg-11.html
  7. http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2013/03/sos-94-easter-or-spring.html
  8. http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/2013/03/hello-and-welcome-to-our-new-challenge.html
  9. http://twistoffaithcards.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/challenge29-celebrate-easter.html
  10. http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/2013/03/challenge-57-anything-goes.html

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March 18, 2013

Dome Birthday Card

Hello, It's Danita from danitasdesigns.blogspot.com. My project this month is a acetate dome birthday card.  I picked up a 3 pack of domes and cards from the Heirloom Stamp Show that was here in Georgia in February and decided it was time for me to try to make one.

 Inside card

Close up of front. Notice I blinged out her jewelry!

Materials Used: Graphic 45 "All That Jazz"
                           Hampton Art Jazz Stamp
                           Recollections stickers and rhinestones
                           Gold Stickles
This is my first time using Graphic 45 paper. Really, I always thought it was weird looking and basically just ugly! I had a change of heart after my friend, Helen, decided to post that the Tuesday Morning stores were selling the usually $25.00 - $35.00 paper packs for $3.99!! For some reason I can't seem to turn away from a deal. Okay, so Helen is in Oklahoma, I am in Georgia so I went out on the hunt for her for the "Once upon a Sprintime" Collection. Well I couldn't just buy her some, now could I?  Then she had the nerve to tell me about her sets of Graphic 45 themed paper!! So you know I had to get me some more. I don't have sets, but I did manage to get some different packs.  I googled it and found quite a few very pretty cards, boxes and layouts. Now I'm hooked!!  It's very good cardstock too, weighty.
Here's how I made the card:

Dome and card base
The card comes embossed and sized to fit the dome

I did not want to use the white card base so I used it as a template to create my base in a cream color cardstock.

Next I cut out an image I liked from the cardstock and used the template to cut out an oval shape base for the image.

Using my Cameo I cut out the frame, lettering and backing in black for the card. I glued the patterned oval to a solid black oval and popped up the couple with pop dots to make them stand out. Then, of course, I blinged out her jewelry using stickles. Once you have embellished your image, you will seal it into the dome.  I used my ATG gun. It should look like this: (see below)
I cut out another card in a lighter weight cardstock for the inside, stamped and embellished it. Here's the stamp I used.  It coordinates with the Graphic 45 paper I used.

Thanks for looking!!!

March 16, 2013

Bloom time

Spring time is here and bloom time will be soon . Flowers are already budding outside my house.
And this new release at DS4J this weekend has some lovely images so apt for this season. This 3d flower set is so fun to play with.
Here is a card I made this lovely image

The border and vase are from silhouette online. The main background is using MS ornate square punch. I added pearls and diamond stickles to the flower and vase.
I have stamped the inside yet.
I want to enter this card in some challenges

  1. http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/challenge-71.html
  2. http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/challenge-6.html
  3. http://avadareschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/challenge-9-easter-or-spring.html
  4. http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/challenge-30-dreaming-of-spring.html
  5. http://thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/spring-colours.html
  6. http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2013/03/challenge-260-anything-goes.html
  7. http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/monthly-challenge-for-march.html
  8. http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2013/03/spring-is-in-air.html

This card won in QKRStampede

and a honorable mention in Avadares Challenge Blog

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March 15, 2013

Reaching 100 followers - Giveaway

 Blog followers  reached 100 . And hopefully it will grow even more. So I am doing a giveaway.
On March 25th Monday morning around 9:00 A.M CST I will draw a winner and they will receive a spellbinder imperial gold label die.
(Note : you will need some kind of cranking or electric roller/pasta machine kind of  die cutting machine for this like cuttlebug,  big shot, grand calibur, fiskar or ebosser for this to work)

To enter the drawings Be a follower and comment in this post and I will pick a winner on March 25th.  If you are a follower already - Thank you for already being a follower :) -  just leave a comment saying you are a follower and you will be in the draw.

Update: Winner announced

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Silhouette tip - Moving the center away from an object

You can move the center of an object away from and it and make it an axis point
The centre of the object is still the same but now you have created a new axis point so in case you want to rotate now the object will rotate around the new axis point ie the line from new axis point to the object acts as radius.
Hopefully the images will explain better
 You can move the center of an object away from it (image 1) .
Image 1

That way if you want to rotate it etc the moved center will act as an axis point(image 2).
image 2

This is very helpful to create your own designs. For eg I used this to rotate around a circle (using ctrl c to copy and Ctlf F to paste in place) and made the  shape (image 3)

image 3

Now you can see the possibilities.
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March 13, 2013

Ever What?!

Hi folks!

Ian, here, from A Newbie Crafter.  Today I have more of an electronic crafty organizing tool, than a paper craft project.  Do you have stamps over running your life?  Are you certain you have that one image, but you just don't remember what set it's from?  Do you wonder about what images might pair well with a certain sentiment?  If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, than I have the answer for you!

Recently I heard about an app called Evernote.  What is Evernote?  Evernote is an electronic organizing tool for basically any list, or images that you want to catalogue.  Do you have a website that you wanted to save information from, but don't want to clog up your bookmarks?  This is the app for you.  It is available on the iPhone and Android phones as well as Mac and PC.  You can also log into the web-based platform from any computer and have all of your notes accessible to you!  Check out the photos below!

This is the start up screen to Evernote on the iPhone.  Their logo is an elephant, because an elephant never forgets!  :)  

This is the home screen on the app.  This app is FREE and you get 1 MB of storage every 30 days.  At the start of the next 30 days, you get an extra 1 MB (so you can continue to save notes).  You can always upgrade to the Premium version for $44.99 for a yearly subscription that auto-renews (you can turn this feature off at anytime before the year is up).  There is also a monthly subscription which is $4.99.  I chose the $44.99 for a yearly subscription.  Reminder to self - if not using as much in a year - decide to not auto-renew.  Once you go Premium your monthly storage goes up to 1 GB.  For all you collectors, this is a great idea for you!  

This is a list of some of my notes.  I have 107 notes that I can store in folders within the app.  For now, I have 104 stamp sets and 3 other notes I have written.  I can store those 104 stamps in a folder.  I also want to go through my stamp sets from Gina K. Designs, Peachy Keen, and other stamp sets I have acquired.  Each of these notes will be filed in appropriate folders for each company.  My goal is to have all of my stamp sets (and other crafty items like punches, etc.) catalogued by June 1.  It's quite the task, but I'm up to it.  :)  

Here you see C1442 Tailor Made from Close To My Heart.  I took a picture with my iPhone directly from the app.  If you notice above the word "Made" there is a camera.  Tapping that camera will open up the camera on your phone so that you can take a picture.  You title the note "C1442 Tailor Made" so that you can know exactly what stamp set it is.  From there, you look at the images and create "tags".  To the right of the camera icon you will see a microphone and a dark circle with an "i" in it.  When you tap on the "i" an information screen opens (see below).  

This is the information screen, as mentioned above.   This note is in my notebook.  The second line is a place for "tags".  Tags allow you to write certain words that will draw you to that stamp set if you search for a certain word.  Looking at the stamp set, I wrote all words that described the images in the set.  If you allow the app to access your location, you will also see the location of where you took the picture (10 seconds before).  

As mentioned above, you will now see most of the words I chose for this stamp set.  If you look back at the photo, you will see that these tags are appropriate to the stamp set.  I can search for any of these tags, and will be able to find the stamp set easily.  Many of the stamp sets I own have hearts so a lot of the stamp sets were tagged with "heart".  I will search with the word "heart" and all of the stamp sets that have a heart in it will populate.  How cool is that?  

Evernote is a fun app that is accessible almost everywhere you go with an internet connection.  After I finished cataloguing all of my Close To My Heart stamp sets, I was able to file them numerically in the new Large Organizers from Close To My Heart.  Now I can easily find my stamps and certain images that I'm looking for!  I am in no way connected to Evernote (I work in Higher Education) so I'm not being paid for this, but I thought it was the perfect way to organize yourself and your craft room!  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to comment below and I'd be happy to answer them for you!  

Craft on,