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Monday, June 23, 2008

SU Ink: Boys 'n' Bugs Peek and Giveaway

I am so excited to be the first to give you a little peek at Storage Units, Ink & More's soon to be released Boys 'n' Bugs! Isn't that little guy the sweetest? The sandbox is just one of the many other stamps in this set you can use to make a scene. You are going to love all of the mix and match possibilities.

I stamped the little boy, then masked him and stamped the sandbox. Everything is colored with Stampin' Up! markers and a water color brush, then shadowed with Copic's C-1 marker. The solid papers are the wonderful lightly textured Core'dinations, while the pattern paper and paper trim are from Crate Paper. Buttons from Stampin' Up!

Are you ready for your chance to win your very own Boys 'n' Bugs stamp set?!? Just leave on comment right here on this post telling me what boy(s) in your life would enjoy receiving a Boys 'n' Bugs card from you. I'll pick a random winner on Thursday, June 26.

Also, have you signed up for "The Motherload" giveaway yet? Do NOT miss THAT!

And keep checking in every day. I'll be telling you who's sharing a sneak peek AND a stamp giveaway each day!

Stamps: Boys 'n' Bugs (SU Ink)
Paper: citrus orange, sky blue (Core'dinations); water color (Stampin' Up!); Roller Coaster (Crate Paper)
Ink: onyx black (Versafine); chocolate chip (SU!); various SU! markers; Copic C-1
Accessories: Bands, Tags & Frames Carnival Collection (Crate Paper); soft subtles buttons, paper piercer and template (SU!); dimesionals; twine; glue dots; water color brush

92 comments:

MJ said...

He is cute. I am very curious now as to what other elements are in the set. Can't wait to see. And I can think of lots of boy to send those card to, my family is full of boys. No girls, lol. You did a great job on the card.

Bunny B said...

I would love to make a card for my hubby and my nephew! :) Thanks!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Vicki C. said...

Well, since I have two sons, either one would love a card from this set...of course being kids, they'd like it better if something was in it or attached to it!!

Thanks for the opportunity!
Vicki

Raquites said...

Ohhh! Love this card. Looks like it is going to be a great set. I live in an all boy world so this would be perfect. :)

Charlotte said...

I'd love to have this set! I have a lot of friends with little boys, so that's who I would make the cards for.

charlotte.evard@comcast.net

Flossie's Follies said...

I love the sandbox scene you created and your coloring, as always, is fantastic.

Scrappinangler said...

This is so cute! Can't wait to see the rest of the set!! I have 2 little boys that would love to receive this card as well as plenty of little playmates of my boys that they would be perfect for as well!!

Thanks!
Tori

Scrappinangler said...

This is so cute. I can't wait to see the rest of the set! I have 2 little boys that would love a card as well as many little playmates that they would be perfect for!! :)

I love the watercoloring!
Thanks!
Tori

Dawn Easton said...

So cute Bethany! Love the little bug in the corner...hehe! CUTE~

Kristen Dyer said...

This card is so awesome! I love your color choices. Would love to be able to make my newphew's some cards with this set!!!!! Thanks for the chance!

girlslovemonsterstoo@yahoo.com

karenc said...

I have lots of kids at church that love to get birthday cards from me. It is hard to find good SETS that work for childreen and individual stamps are just so bland without coordinating pieces. Hope my name is drawn

casey

Kristsa. P said...

oh my gosh, my little nephew would love to get this card. He is so into bugs. thanks for the chance to win.

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card ,brilliant image ,Dawnx

Allison said...

Are you kidding me? I have to make cards for my kids all the time "just to have" as they say. This would be great for my boy...thanks for the chance Bethany! Oh, and super coloring here...I need to practice!

Mary Dawn said...

my son might not appreciate a card yet (he's 2) but i'd sure try with that set

leanne said...

What a cute card! I have a couple friends with little boys running around that would love a card like this:)

Cindy Vernon said...

I think my little son would love to get a card using this set! Thanks for offering it!

Kristie said...

Oh, i have two very crazy and rambunctious boys in my life that have birthdays coming soon. I would LOVE this set!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

Well that's easy since there is only one "Main Little Man" in my life. My son Miller would be getting a lot of cards with this set and maybe a scrapbook layout or two!

Sue D said...

Well, I raised 4 boys but they are all adults now so I would have to say my 2 nephews, a great nephew and any future boy grandchildren (I have a granddaughter right now).

stampinc said...

Love your card and just love the this little guy. I would love to make some cute things for my nephews. Thanks for a chance.

johnna said...

This set would be wonderful to have with so many boys in my life. Enjoy the sunny day.

thanks
johnna

Jannette said...

That is just too cute! I have many boys in my life that would enjoy a card made with that stamp. From my hubby, 2 sons, nephews, and cousins!

Jannette D.

Jennifer Ofiana said...

Looks like a really cute set!! I have two boys and think I could really use it! :)

Moosisk said...

I would definitely make a card for my nephew,Jake aka "Jakers", with this set. He is such a cutie, but all boy, too!!! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome set.

stampin_melissa said...

OMGoodness! I LOVE it! This could be my little boy!

Annelies said...

I would use them to make cards for my nephews (10,8 and5 years).
Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Olivia M. said...

This is such a cute card. I have several nephews and my neighbor's son, who would love to get something with this little guy on it! Plus, I still have to catch up on my scrapbooking (my 21 yr old son is only 5 in his book! I am sooooo behind! ;D)

Angie Z. ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Oh this is just fantastic! And such brilliant coloring! :)
~Angie

Melissa D. (SCS honeybee7896) said...

I am so glad that I was able to find you. I love this set. I have two very active boys of my own 4 and 2 and a 3 year old nephew. All of which are very much the stereotypical boys and this set looks perfect for all of them.

Stephanie said...

This set is super cute! I am excited to see it! I don't have any boys of my own yet (besides my hubby) but my nephew, who is obsessed with bugs, would really enjoy a card like this. That is, if a 4 year old enjoys cards. Hehe. His mom would at least appreciate it! It would have been perfect with the bug vacuum that we just got him for a gift! Hehe.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Ack!! So cute Bethany! What a great boy set!!

Ravengirl said...

I can't think of one little boy in my life. My nephews are too old for such things, being teens. However, I do have a little girl who isn't super girly and enjoys bugs with the best of the boys!

Annabelle said...

The card is beautiful, and I have many nephews to whom I could send cards to and of course my darling husband.

anna_chronistic said...

Well, the boys in my family vastly outnumber the girls. I have four brothers and five nephews, as well as a whole bunch of assorted not-technically-related-to-me-but-still-part-of-the-family boys! You haven't shown the whole set yet, but if it continues in the same vein as the adorable little boy in the sandbox, this would be fantastic for all kinds of scrapbook pages and cards.

Christi said...

This card is adorable!! My family is all boys too so I can think of many recepients! :)

Jamie VanBeekum said...

Oh my goodness! What a cute stamp set! I'm a mom of 4 boys (yes, 4 boys) who would love something like this for all our adventures! My boys love getting out my stamps and making things, and I bet they would love this too!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

I love your card sample using this new set! I know a couple boys in my life that would like a card made from this set...my new 8 yr nephew, Levi who's turning 7, Anthony who's my suragate grandson.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Renee

Aviator girl said...

I just love that there are more and more boy sets out there. Cute card!

Kelly Schelske said...

That is the perfect set for my son!! He is only 2 1/2 but loves bugs...picks spiders up by the legs...etc! Can't wait to see what other images are int here too!! Great card:-)

Michelle said...

Simply adorable...and I your coloring on that card is just perfect!

Christina said...

Well, there aren't alot of boys in my life, but my cousins Cameron and Caleb might like a card with that set!

Peggy S. from Ohio said...

Cute fella! I would make cards for my nephews! thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy said...

Great card, I would love the chance to win this set to make a card for my nephews! :)

Sandyathomewith2@gmail.com

Davis Family Blogs said...

I have a son, no daughters, so I always make him cards.
This looks like a darling set.
Can't wait to see more.
Emily

Clara said...

Another adorable set! I have two nephews who would love a card made with this set. Very cute card. :)

Gracie and Fred's Grandma said...

My son is a great big boy of 35, but stilll loves to play. He would love getting one of these.

ArmyMedicMom7132 said...

What a wonderful card. My son, not little anymore, would still love to get a card using this stamp set. He is currently serving in Iraq and there is a competion among the guys to see what kind of cards the mothers send them. Thanks for the chance.

SCRAP AND CRAFTS BY MICHELE said...

Waooo!!! I love the stamps, I have 2boys those are for me lol.

Alexandra said...

Oh, this set is stinkin' adorable Bethany - I love that it is for boys!!! Totally cute card, love the masking and the coloring, just fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

cherylhorton said...

I have two wonderful boys and I love to make them little cards to sneak in their lunch boxes or snack bags. It's so hard to find boy things to stamp with. So I can guarantee you that they would LOVE the boys and bug set so that I could make them even more little "I Love You - even though you brought me home this slug you thought was cool looking" card. You just gotta love boys and their bugs!
Cheryl

cherylhorton said...

I have two wonderful boys and I love to make them little cards to sneak in their lunch boxes or snack bags. It's so hard to find boy things to stamp with. So I can guarantee you that they would LOVE the boys and bug set so that I could make them even more little "I Love You - even though you brought me home this slug you thought was cool looking" card. You just gotta love boys and their bugs!
Cheryl

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Absolutely adorable, Bethany! LOVE the colors and the scene you created!

miss Beth said...

Awesome! I would sebd cards of this fine fellow to my three grandsns ages 6,7, and 8! They would love it!

Beth Cutwright
miffbeth@mchsi.com

Kathleen said...

I have a seven year old son who would LOVE it if I gave him one of these---he'd like it even better if HE could give a card with these images at a birthday party! I loved your card~thanks for the chance to win!

Gail S. said...

Very cute card. I have two boys in my life that would love to get a card from MOM and one boy who would love to get a card from his HONEY! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

Julie Masse said...

I just LOVE this Bethany! That stamp is adorable and your coloring is great! I LOVE orange on boys - so great!! Can't wait to see more! :)

Becky P. said...

This is so sweet. I would send cards to my adorable son, and his two cousins. We go on walks every weekend looking for bugs!!

katie said...

My 8 year old son who also loves to stamp with me!

Jennifer Bradley said...

I would love to make a card for my godson with this set. He is the perfect age for it!!!

Traci said...

How adorable! I have lots of family and friends with boys.

Jess said...

I have a nephew, Eli, who is totally fascinated by EVERYTHING, so into learning about things from bugs to sea life to the human body. He would love a card with this set!

Sandy said...

Love it..very cute. My nephews would love a card from me in this set!
Thanks for the chance at winning :)

Catherine said...

Oh, I have a couple of super special boys in my life that I would LOVE to make cards for using that daaah-liiing set! My son, Noah, is too little to really appreciate that kind of thing now, but my sister certainly would appreciate cards for my favorite nephew, Ethan!

BTW - I've never been into paper scrapping at all, but I am totally having some great page ideas spinning around my head just from seeing that card!!!

Jennifer Moore said...

How cute! I'm sure my soon-to-be 8-year-old nephew would enjoy a card made using this set.

emjaeque said...

I've got a five year old bug crazy boy who I would love to use this stamp set for. Thanks!

jules p said...

Well the only "little boy" I have is my hubby. But he loves playing in the sand more than our children do. ;)
So that card would fit him perfectly!

joslyn said...

so cute my 2 boys would love boys and bugs. what little boy doesn't love bugs? cute card.

Selina said...

He is very cute! My son would love a card with this set, as would all of my nephews. Thanks for the chance.

My name is Kim....... said...

Woo Hoo ! A Boy set. A cute boy set! It's so hard to find really cute stamps.

Jessica Smith said...

Darling stamp I think any boy would love a card with this set but, I would definitely use it for my son.

Lisa said...

My 3 yr old son Nolan Loves bugs. he cries when he has to leave his "Po-wees" (rolly polies) outside.

mcbetty said...

My li'l chemoangels buddy ( see www.chemoangels.net ) would enjoy getting cards with this boy stamp on it.

Kathie T. said...

With three boys, how can I choose? All my boys would love a card with this set!

Jenna said...

I'm so glad you're back, I missed you! My 7yo son would love anything made with this stamp set, not to mention nephews, school friends...no girls in my life :o( can't wait to see what else is included in the set.

ALLY said...

What an adorable card! I think either my son or my husband would love to receive a boy themed card from me! These stamps were be PERFECT for my collection!!!!
Ally.
sosketchy@live.com

~Michelle~ said...

very cute card....I have a six year old who spends LOTS of time in his sandbox....perfect!!

Lori said...

I have all nephews. And they all adore getting my cards in the mail because they know I make them JUST for them. So it would be a great set to make all "my boys" a card (and my hubby too!) LOL!

Denise Clark said...

I have 13 children and 8 of them are boys and tons of nephews and great nephews, but I think I could also put a pigtail on that little guy and use it for girls too!

Love the card!

Denise

Brenda said...

What a cute card and get set of stamps. I would love to use this set to make cards for both my son and my husband (he just a big kid) and also use them in my scrapbook pages. Thanks for the chance.

Sara in WI said...

Awwwww. I love little boys. I have 2 of my own who love getting special notes from their mom....especially with money or a gift certificate in them....heee heee. They are all grown up, but they are still my little boys!
Sara
sjk@mhtc.net

Beckabear3213 said...

This is such a cute image!! I would love this one. We have so many little boys in our family and I have such a hard time making boyish cards with the stamps I have. This would really help.

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

oh man! How cute would that be to use for cards to/from my two little boys! Who *wouldn't* want a card made with that stamp!?

Anonymous said...

Too cute stamp..can't wait to see the rest of the set. I would give a card to my twin sons who are currently away for a week of camp and I'm missing them something horrible.

Shawn K.

Angel said...

This is just about the cutest little boy stamp I've seen! And between my 3 boys, I dunno, take your pick! They'd all love it! Thanks for a chance! Such great coloring!

Josette said...

My little guy is 5 and just got out of being in the hospital and cant play outside for the next two weeks. He loves playing in his sandbox and is so fasinated with bugs right now that I think he would love to get a card with this image on it. I cant wait to see what else will come out.

kim3timemom said...

Oh wow...such a cute card. I would love this for the boys in my life..my two sons, and my 8 nephews..and lots of little boys at church that I like to make birthday cards for. What fun.

kim3timemom@yahoo dot com

Alison said...

I have a four-year old boy and he has lots of friends that would love these cards!

Thanks,

Alison

Kimmie0270 said...

My brother and soem of my friends would love these cards... they are really too cute! Need those stamps

Kerry said...

Waaaaaay Cute!! looking forward to 7/1 so that we can see the whole set!

Janet said...

Cute card! My grandson loves to play in the sandbox in our yard!

Sharon C. said...

What a fun card! Boys will be boys!
Thanks for the opportunity!