Give a man a fish and......

...he'll eat for a day...
Teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat drinking beer all day!

Yup....I got the Bug....a Bugaboo Guest Designer position for July and August.  I'm so dang excited and a little nervous.  This is my very first Guest Designer position. YIKES!!! ( However, the DT members have been the best and sweetest to welcome me into their Bugaboo world.)

I was so excited when I saw the "New Release" Gus fishing.....another wonderful creation by Jodie at Bugaboo Stamps.  If you follow my blog to any degree, you know I'm a true lover of water, the beach and fishing.  My "2 happy places" are my craft room and on the water.

Check out all the  inspiration by the super DT members at Catch the Bug Blog.  It's a MUST!!!

Deets: My late FIL had a boat, motor, and hat these colors...so I used these in memory of him. Copics, wave svg (don't know where I got it), post by Heather M., MS anchor punch, metal fish, rod punch.

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Pollycraft:  (Splish Splash - water theme)
Sweet Stampin: (something old/something new)  brand new image, brand new fish embellishment and  extremely old twine and very old blue paper....haha
Scrappy Frogs:  (use anything red)
Rainbow Ladies: (use a digi stamp)

With the help of my DH, I continue trying to work on my photography skills with his mammoth camera.  I get mixed reviews....some like the outdoor pics and others the plain indoor pics.  ( This one was really hard because of the 3D composition.)  My end goal is simply post something that I hope "you" will enjoy seeing.


  1. Welcome aboard girly, so glad to have you as GD this month! Your card ROCKS! wow, wow, wow!

  2. Very cute.... a great creation.
    Thanks for sharing
    Love Cynthia x

  3. ohhhh Cely I love your card.... sooooo cute. You are sooo super talented.

  4. Oh My Goodness....he's darling and the layout soooo works....great job and congratulations on being a guest designer at Bugaboo. I can tell you like their stamps by checking your blog on a regular basis and it gets me wanting to buy even more from them.

  5. I love this card Cely! What a wonderful combo!

  6. Cely - we're SO Happy to have you joining us!!! This card - WOW is all I can say - just FABULOUS! Or as Rae Anne said, "Fan-Freakin'-Tastic!!
    Yep, she took the words right out of my mouth! Just adorable!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  7. This is just incredible! I love that you took the photo on the glass table! Looks like water, and really works with the card! You totally knocked this one out of the park (and into the water! lol!)!

  8. Congratulations on the DT spot. Love your card. Great design, layout and coloring.

  9. Congratulations! I can't think of many things that would be more fun to do in my craft room than playing around with Bugaboo.

  10. Wow, wow, wow, Cely! What a great card. Love all the details. Great job on the coloring, too. I may have to steal this one sometime, if I want to put in sooo much work, ha ;- ) Love both the indoor and outdoor on this one because the table isn't such a distraction and actually adds to your composition, as does your accouterments, of course. 3D cards are hard to show in pics, you just have to take more than 1 like you did, which shows off the details perfectly. Leap'n lizards girl, you just took you cards to a new level with this one ;- ) Have a great day!

  11. Love this...so gorgeous!! Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin this time! xx Jenny xx

  12. Hey Cely, Yeah the time has finally come you are here and I am so happy! Your card is amazing and I love it! I can not wait to see all you have to share with us for the next couple of months!!! Thanks for agreeing to play along you have been such a great fan for so long now it is our turn!

  13. Fantastic creation Cely!! I love all of your awesome details! WOW!!
    Tammy :)

  14. Great card, love all the dimension. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady this week.
    Jen x

  15. Hi hon, I absolutely love this, being a hugs Bugaboo fan too! Amazing detail on this fabulous card. Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  16. It's awesome. Love the lady and how you colored it and wonderfully decorated the card. Great! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Cely, I checked out your blog and you are fantastically creative! I love your work. You have such great ideas and seem to be able to create in so many different styles. I'm your newest follower!


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