Tuesday, June 4, 2013

One-Layer Wednesday 143...Bugaloos

Do you remember the old Sid and Marty Krofft television show The Bugaloos? It was one of my favorite shows when I was little, along with Sigmund the Sea Monster, Land of the Lost, and H. R. Puffnstuf.

Sid and Marty swore there were no drugs involved in the making of The Bugaloos, but it's hard to see how that was possible.

Anyway, we're starting to see lots of bugs around Ohio now...butterflies, lady bugs, giant bumble bees, wasps, beetles, ants, and such. I've not yet seen a praying mantis or leaf bug, but it's only a matter of time.

So this week's OLW challenge is to make a one-layer card with bugs on it. They can be realistic bugs, cartoon bugs, stylized bugs, cute bugs, scary bugs, ugly bugs...whatever sorts of bugs you want to use. Just remember to keep your card ONE LAYER, please. Like this one:

OLW143 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers allowed.

2. Make a card with images of bugs on it. Please keep embellishments to a minimum.

3. Post your card online somewhere and link to it using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity. If you link to a blog post, please make sure you link to the individual post and not your blog's main page.

4. The most important rule of all...HAVE FUN!

stamps: Hero Arts Antique Engravings, shadow stamp (both discontinued); SU Nature Walk (bee); Papertrey Pond Life (sentiment)
ink: Ancient Page Neptune, Memento cocoa
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: clear rhinestones, Copic marker to color them


  1. The colored squares are so pretty. Love the bit of bling, too.

  2. Lovely, LOVELY, design, Susan :)

    Thank you, for a glimpse at "the Bugaloos" - Interesting!!

  3. Love your card, but I don't remember bugaloos, I wanted to use my new bugaboo scene, thanks for teh oppertunity....

  4. Love your card today. I still have that HA shadow stamp - it's one of my favorites.

  5. Simply adorable. I love the bling and that pretty shade of blue.

  6. Lovely, Susan ... such a calm colour palette! Anita :)

  7. Oh a trip down memory lane... I still remember most of the words to the H R Pufnstuf theme tune (sad or what). This card reminded me that I still have some Hero Arts shadow stamps (including the one you've used. I think it's time I showed them a bit of ink again. Thanks for the memories.

  8. Thanks for a great theme, Susan! Don't know the Bugaloos, but it was fun to create some one layer cards again! Yours is gorgeous! :)

  9. I really like the color blocks, the positioning of the creatures and the bits of bling. Nice job on the challenge.

  10. Don't know if I can think of a card idea now. Yours is so pretty, I just want to make it!

    Never heard of any of those shows. I guess we didn't get them here. You probably didn't get Mr Dressup.

  11. Love this, Susan! I love the "wonky" squares behind the crisp bugs.

  12. Love the movement you created with the repeated square stamp. Beautiful stamping!


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