Friday, October 21, 2016

Kitchen 2016 Update!

Well, it's official, the cabinets have been ordered and will be here before we know it!
AND, that means, we've finalized the kitchen design.

LOVING this and all the storage space!!
Now to empty the OLD kitchen cabinets, purge and see what NEEDS to stay and what can be donated.

"Donated" is one of Livy's new words, along with "I Wuve Ooo"
Fingers crossed for a tiny bit of crafty time this weekend - have some Halloween things for Livy that I need to get created!
Happy Friday Friends!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wonderful Remodeling!

So, we're busting out the sledge hammers and remodeling our kitchen this fall!

Okay, so not really, no sledge hammers involved, but our contract is I'm sure elated that we have FINALLY after 4 months, decided on a floor plan, cabinet color, countertop, sink and appliances.


After the arrival of Livy and two years into our 3 person family life, we've decided that we're in desperate need of a kitchen remodel.

While the old cabinets are still  in their old location and the new cabinets have not yet arrived, we've got a BUNCH we're doing to get ready for the construction.

Isn't it amazing just how much STUFF you can collect in a kitchen?

The wonderful folks I work with laugh at me as I make my daily stop in our copy rooms for empty boxes to PACK the STUFF in.  

I know we'll be scheduling several pick ups with our local Purple Heart before the project is finished.
The beautiful thing about this project is that it's initiated another project - more purging and organizing of our finished basement and a more function area that includes a play area for Livy.

That being said, I'll be crafting when time (and space allows), but I'm not MIA, just digging out of the stacks of boxes of donations (and trying to keep a 2 year old from UNPACKING everything I.JUST.PACKED!  

What a game she thinks it is!

Kitchen will include white cabinets, or white-washed wood floor and a fabulous white/beige/gray speckled Corian.  

We found our new table & chairs - a great dark wood contrast against the light cabinets - 
Isn't this fabulous?
shop Larkspur Gathering Collection Main
I'll be sure to share the progress as things get underway.

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Anything Goes @ The Bug Blog!

Anything Goes at The Bug Blog Baby!!  Especially today!

I've been trying to stock up on cards when the time allows (not much extra of that around these parts lately!).

So, here's a super simple bug I think lovely card to brighten someone's day.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Daisy Vase (Retired)
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Stickles & Bling

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun!  Heck, YOU could be one of our weekly winners, JUST BY PLAYING ALONG!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Humor me Wednesday - ICE CREAM TIME!!!

Happy Humor Me Wednesday from the designers of The Bug BlogBugaboo Stamps!

What might we be celebrating today?

Well Ice Cream Cone Day of course!

Who doesn't LOVE a good ice cream cone?!

Of course, this is for Livy's Memory Box.  :)

Papers - PTI Cardstock, Doodlebug Design print (can you say YUMMY Ice Cream)
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Ribbon, Dimensionals & BLING

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other fun and bizarre holidays the team is celebrating this week.  Might find a new HOLIDAY that is WORTH celebrating!  

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Oldie But Goodie @ The Bug!

It's an Oldie But Goodie Thursday at the Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps!

This week, I thought I'd share with you Olivia's Second Birthday Invitation (and a few B-day Decor photos too).  She turned two earlier this week - WOW, how the time has flown.  Glen and I can't believe she's two already.

The theme of her party was a Farm Theme.  She has this Little People Barn and Farm animals she got for her first birthday that she just loves!

Papers - All Digital Images I found for free online.

This is her cake - Isn't it adorable?!

We took pictures with our guests in front of her Happy Birthday sign & "Barn Doors".
Complete with Cowgirl & Cowboy Hats and Bandanas.
Tables included Red Table Cloths, Burlap and Sunflower Center pieces, complete with Farm Animals and the Number "2" (cut with my cricut...had to dust that off!  Whew!)
Our Entry way, complete with a Thank You, Sunflowers and Livy's "This Ain't my first Rodeo" sign 
Close up of the Sign we made (cricut got a REAL workout for this birthday!)
Sunflowers & Red/White Check Mason Jars 

So, that's a snapshot of last weekend at our house!  What a celebration we had!

And last, but not least, a lovely picture Livy & Glen took of me! Livy loves the camera and takes some pretty good pictures!

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and check out the other oldies that the designers dusted off this week.  You'll fall in love with them, I'm sure!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Oldie But Goodie Thursday @ The Bug Blog!

HOW is it already September 1?!  HOW HOW HOW??

That means, in less than 2 weeks, Miss Olivia turns 2!!!
HOW HOW HOW is THAT possible?!
It seems like we just brought her home from the hospital yesterday!  :)

Well, today IS September 1 and it's ALSO an Oldie But Goodie Thursday!  

My Oldie - this adorable little Kidz image - perfect on a card from Olivia to her Grandpa K who is a retired fisherman!  

Image - Buagboo Stamps - Kidz Fishing
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin, including PTI cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Stickles, BLING, Doodling & Dimensionals

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today and see what other Oldies are being dusted off.

Then, be sure to check back tomorrow for our Friday Freebie!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Oldie But Goodie Thursday

We're back - the team is back after our summer vacation and of course, we're back with lots of fun for you!

Today's Oldie But Goodie Thursday - I thought I'd share one of the many graduation parties I created this summer.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Ava Grad - Diploma (and additional Congrats paper)
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my stash
Extra STUFF - Sentiment, Diploma and Star stamps from my stash, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Silver ink

Be sure to visit the Bug Blog and check out all the Oldies the team dusted off for today and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Friday Freebie AND our newest challenge on Saturday!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Anything But a Card Challenge: Tea Time

It's an Anything But a Card challenge at The Bug Blog today.

Days like today REALLY make me think OUTSIDE the box, but I thought today I might use A BOX for my creation.

I'm a fan of tea - I love hot teas, fruity teas, black teas, Iced teas....If it's tea, chances are I love it!!

One of my FAVORITE places is Teavana.  If you enjoy teas and have never experienced Teavana, it is a MUST.  Two of my most recent favorite blends - Youthberry & Wild Orange Blossom, the second, Mango Black & Limeade Twist.  FABULOUS!!!!

So, I thought I'd whip up a little tea tin that I can keep in my purse, for that perfect 'tea time'.  This adorable little tin is adorned with a Bugaboo Stamps Tea Time.


Papers - PTI Cardstock & Doodlebug Designer Print
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Metal Gift Card Tin from Michaels, Glossy Accents, Orange Cord, Fabric Glue and Dimensionals

Perfect for ANY Tea Time!

Be sure to visit The Bug blog and see what the other designers created with today's THINKING outside the box.

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Oldie at The Bug!

It's another Oldie But Goodie Thursday at The Bug Blog and we're dusting off some of our favorites to share!

I've been wanting to use this image for one of Livy's Special Notes and I was FINALLY able to!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bear Hugs
Papers - Cardstock fro my stash (flower paper is actually a note card I found at Michaels)
Tools - Nesties & Cuttlebug
Extra STUFF - Prima flower (from AGES ago!), Pearls, Doodling, Dimensaionals, Dew Drop Red Ink & a Miscellaneous sentiment stamp.

You can check out this stamp and all kinds of other Bugaboo Favorites (Old & New) by visiting The Bugaboo Stamps Store!

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Oldie But Goodie @ The Bug!

It's an Oldie But Goodie Thursday over at The Bug Blog!

Today I thought I'd share one of my favorite oldies that I always go to when I need a sympathy or thinking of you card.

A family friend of ours lost her dad not too long ago - he lived a good long life of 90+ years, however, it's never easy to lose someone.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Light House
Papers - Miscellaneous Papers including Bazzill cardstock from my scrappy bin.  I THINK the print is from a DCWV paper stack I picked up years ago!
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Nesties & Cuttlebug
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Paper Smooches Sentiment, White Marker

Feel free to visit The Bug Blog and check out the other oldies our designers dusted off today!  I'm sure you'll find AT LEAST ONE that will be a must add to your collection!  :)
That happens to me EVERY Thursday!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Celebrating Christmas in July with A Tag!

Join the Christmas in July FUN at The Bug Blog and get started on your Christmas Tags!

That's the challenge for today - Christmas Tags for everyone!

Here's one of Livy's for Christmas - one of my favorite Bugaboo winter images and of course, my favorite printed paper!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bug Polar Bear
Papers - My Mind's Eye & Coredinations
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, PTI Button & Twine

Be sure to join the Christmas in July fun over at The Bug Blog - ALL WEEK LONG!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Christmas in July: BUGABOO STYLE!

It's that time of year when we dust off the Christmas images, kick off the flip flops & Beach Hats and celebrate - 
It's Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Blog

Today's challenge to get the week kicked off - 

Well, here are my little snowmen - so weird to be using Christmas papers and snowmen in July for me....but at least I'm getting a head start on Livy's Christmas cards.  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Winter Trio
Papers:  My Mind's Eye (some of my most favorite, hoarded paper!!) & Coredinations
Tools - Nesties & Cuttlebug
Extra STUFF - Plastic, Dimensionals, Stickles, Glitter, Twine, PTI Button, SU Ink & Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp

Stop on over to The Bug Blog and check out the other creations from our Bugaboo Designers today AND be sure to join the FUN!  Lots of ways to win this week and LOTS of prizes for the taking!!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days! 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Anything Goes with Bugaboo!

We've got lots of grads in our family this year - which means GRAD parties and GRAD Gifts/Cards!

And with those Grad cards, come LOTS of cute Bugaboo Stamps GRAD Digis!

Here's one of the cute Kidz ones - adorable & perfect for one our grads!
And with today being an Anything Goes Challenge day at The Bug Blog, it's a PERFECT FIT!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Kidz - Graduate Girl
Papers - Miscellaneous Cardstock & holographic metallic silver & miscellaneous print
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - White Ink, PTI sentiment, Silver Ink, Miscellaneous Stamps (diploma & stars), doodling & dimensionals.

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun.  Lots of things to win and LOTS of creative inspiration!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Challenge Submissions:

Friday, July 1, 2016

Freebie Friday: Beach Monkey Innertube

It's Freebie Friday at The Bug Blog and today we have this super cute monkey freebie!

Makes me want to spend the day at the beach, floating around enjoying the sunshine!

This little Sunshine cutie is a card for our little Sunshine's Special Note box.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Beach Monkey Innertube
Papers - Bo Bunny Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin, Coredinations card stock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Shaker materials, dimensionals, twine, googley eyes and a button

Be sure to visit the Bug Blog and see what other inspiration our designers have to share with you!
Then, don't forget to pick up this beach monkey from The Bugaboo Stamps Store to add to your collection!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Challenge Submissions:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Release: AKV BBQ

Happy New Release Tuesday!!

Today we'd like to share with you our newest addition to the Bugaboo Family - perfect for the man in your life, ESPECIALLY if he loves the grill like my hubby does!  

I kept this one simple - not frilly, and quite frankly didn't have much time to doing anything other than keep it simple since Livy was helping!  

Have you ever tried to color small pieces with markers and a 21 month old in your lap, helping?!

Looks pretty good, huh?  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - AKV BBQING
Paper - Miscellaneous scraps & bits from my stash & Kraft Paper
Extra STUFF - BB-Bling and dimensionals

Be sure to head over to The Bug Blog and check out the other creations from our designers AND then you can head on over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and pick up this new release and maybe a few other new images from the store.  You'll be pleasantly surprised if you haven't been there lately!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Oldie But Goodie - but not too old! :)

It's an Oldie But Goodie Thursday over at The Bug Blog!  
Who doesn't love the Oldie Bugaboo Stamps that we occasionally dust off and share?!

Today, my oldie, isn't too old, but old enough and it graces the front of a card that will go in Livy's Special Notes box for her 20 month birthday!  

Believe it or not, she turned 21 months old just this past Sunday!  
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - BUGFLOWERTEDDY Flower Teddy
Papers - Doodlebug Designs & PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success BOrder Punch
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous sentiment, BLING, Dimensionals & Stickles

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what some of our other designers created with their favorite Bugaboo Oldies.  

Heck, once you see some of them, you'll be off to check out the oldies (and newbies) at The Bugaboo Store!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Bug Blog Theme Challenge

Happy Saturday!  

Father's Day is right around the corner.  The perfect time to celebrate the wonderful men in our lives - dads, brothers, husbands, granddads.

Well, today The Bug Blog has a new challenge, it's a Theme Challenge.

The Theme:  Masculine

Perfect fit!

A little baseball in our house is an equal opportunity sport - but a cute father's day card from Livy to her daddy.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Ava Baseball
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & MS Border Punch (for the grass)
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Doodling & epoxy bling

Head on over to The Bug Blog and check out the other Masculine creations our designers created and then join the fun, get a head start on those Father's Day cards for that special Dad!

Thanks so much for stopping by - 
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Humor Me Wednesday

So after a little mini-vacation from my crafting, I'm back!

We have enjoyed the past two months tremendously with Livy!  She is getting so big, so fast!
How time flies.  She'll be 21 months old this month!  WOW!

So today, it's a Humor Me Wednesday over at The Bug Blog.

And one holiday I love the thought of celebrating is "Say Something Nice Day" which is TODAY!

I always like to be sure that we say THANK YOU for every little thing.
Growing up, if you received something, the first thing you did was write a THANK YOU note and send it off.
Funny how some things you learn as a kid you carry on into your adult years!  :)
Here's a little Something Nice to share!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Mini Set Animal Sentiments
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, BLING, Felt, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Twine & a Button from Livy's new favorite BUTTON BOX!

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other Humor Me Holidays our designers are celebrating!
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Hugs & Happy June 1!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Oldie But Goodie Thursday @ The Bug Blog!

Happy Thursday - only ONE more day until the weekend! 

Today it's an Oldie But Goodie over at The Bug Blog, so I thought I'd share you a cute little Oldie that we used for my father in law's birthday earlier this month!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps Kidz Boy Fishing
Papers - Miscellaneous Prints from my scrappy Bin (Basic Grey) & Kraft/PTI Cardstock
Tools - MS Border Punch (for the Grass)
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, Recollections from Michael's Sentiment

Visit The Bug Blog today and see what other oldies our designers have dusted off!  You'll be inspired like I am every week and find wonderful new images you never knew existed!  :)

Be sure to visit us tomorrow for our Friday Freebie - another fabulous image to add to your collection!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Stella Says Sketch #406

Happy Easter!  

I hope you are enjoying time with your families!

Today over at The Bug Blog, we have a new Stella Says Sketch, Sketch challenge, just for you!

Below is a birthday card I whipped up for a girl I work with.  We deal with a LOT of disclaimers in the job I do, so WINE and a disclaimer seemed pretty appropriate!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Glass of Wine a Day
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin
Extra STUFF - Glossy Accents for the shiney wine, Dimensionals, BLING and a computer generated sentiment.

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other wonderful treasures our designers created, then JOIN THE FUN!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Have a Blessed Holiday!