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!  
Yah, I know, WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?  
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! 

WOO HOO!
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!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Anything but a Card @ Bugaboo

Happy Monday!  
It's an Anything But a Card Monday at The Bug Blog and I think today is the very last of the Onsies I have to share that I made for our sweet little Jelly Bean before she was born, over 18 months ago!  
Whew, how time flies!!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Boo - Boo
Extra STUFF - GIMP to color & Mirror image, Iron, Onsie

Thanks for stopping by to visit today!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

BINGO Challenge

It's a BINGO Challenge today at The Bug Blog and you can play along!!
What BINGO do we have to be working with??
Well, take a look at the BINGO grid below and join the FUN!

My Bingo - 3 layers, a Die Cut & a Sentiment
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Chibi Cupcake Peeker
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Doodlebug Print (I think)
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stickles, Paper Smooches Sentiment, Jet Black Stazon Ink & Bling

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the BINGO fun!  You could even be one of our winners!!  

Happy Playin' and Thanks so much for visiting today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bright & Cheery!!!

Happy Saturday!  
Today we have a BRIGHT and CHEERY theme challenge over at The Bug Blog.

Livy adds so much sunshine to our every day and because today is her 1/2 Birthday and she's 18 months old (ask Glen and I where the 18 months went and neither of us will be able to tell you...), it was only fitting that today's card is for her!
Our little Sunshine!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps -  Make it Snappy - You are My Sunshine
Papers - Kraft, PTI & Miscellaneous print from my scrappy bin
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Glossy Accents, Pink Twine, Dimensionals & Stickles

Join the Bright & Cheery fun over at The Bug Blog and see what other sunshine our designers are adding to your day!

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




Friday, March 11, 2016

Happy St. Paddy's Day

Today's Freebie Friday over at The Bug Blog, is PERFECT for a wee St. Paddy's Day Card, don't ya, know!
AND, better yet, you can add this little March Peeker to your collection this week for FREE!!!

This cutie is for Livy for St. Paddy's Day!  
Our little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - March Peeker
Papers - PTI Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Computer generated image (rainbow) & Sentiment, Gold Stickles, Dimensionals & Sequins

Visit The Bug Blog before you run over to the Bugaboo Store and see what the other designers did with this Shamrock Cutie!

Hugs & Happy Days!


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Anything Goes!

It's an ANYTHING GOES challenge today at The Bug Blog.

Because it seems like everything I do no a days is behind schedule, I thought I'd share with you Livy's Christmas Card before it makes its way into her special box.  Better Late than never, right?  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Christmas Trio Blocks
Papers - Miscellaneous from my Scrappy bin, PTI Cardstock & Kraft
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Stickles

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other wonderful creations the designers have whipped up.  AND, join the fun - remember, Anything Goes and by playing along you could WIN 4, 7 or 10 Bugaboo Stamps of your choice!!

Sounds like reason enough to play!!  :)
Hugs & Happy Days!



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CELEBRATE! Bugaboo New Release

We've got a New Release today at The Bug Blog and it includes CELEBRATION and CUPCAKES!!
How can you go wrong with CELEBRATING and CUPCAKES?!  :)

This adorable New Release can be picked up at The Bugaboo Stamps Store under New for March!

He's too cute to NOT add to your collection and PERFECT for that birthday card you need in your 'go to box'!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Birthday Hedgie
Papers - PTI Cardstock, Kraft & Miscellaneous print
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Paper Smooches Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Googley Eyes & Stickles

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other adorable creations our designers whipped up.

Thanks so much for visiting today - Happy Cupcake Day!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Keep it SIMPLE at The Bug Blog

This week at The Bug Blog, we're KEEPING IT SIMPLE!

I always seem to have trouble keeping it simple, so this really is a CHALLENGE for me!

Today I thought I'd share one of Olivia's Special Note cards that has been added to her special box.  Every month, and every holiday, there is a special card that goes into this box.  When she's older, she'll have a huge box (or more than one) of notes that her daddy and I have written her.  

Hard to believe that yesterday we celebrated 17 months!  She is growing so big, so fast and what a sweet little personality she has!
Papers - Cardstock & a Scrap for the Sentiment

Head over to The Bug Blog and join the SIMPLE fun - can't wait to see what amazing and simple projects you create.  Remember, if you play along, you could be one of our weekly winners, winning 10,7 or 4 images of your choice!

Thanks so much for stopping by on this freezing Saturday!
Warm Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Oldie But Goodie Thursday

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

And what do we have for you today?  This little cutie - not a SUPER Oldie, but a few weeks old.  :)

I just LOVE these new Chickies that Jodie is creating!  I can't get enough of them!!
And who wouldn't love these yummy cupcakes on their birthday?!
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Bling, Accent Glaze, Paper Smooches Sentiment, SU Ink & Stickles

If you want to see what other oldies the designers are dusting off today, head on over to The Bug Blog and find wonderful inspiration.

Thanks so much for visiting today - I hope you have a wonderfully inspired day!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Anything but a Card @ The Bug Blog

Anything But a Card over at The Bug Blog today.

So, I whipped up this little gift tag for some of the homemade Banana Pecan Bread we've been making.  Can you say YUMMO?!

Though this sweet butterfly is a retired image, it's one of my favorite go to images for things like this as well as sympathy cards & thinking of you too!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Butterfly (Retired)
Paper - Kraft
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Rafia

Visit The Bug Blog and see what the other designers created thinking outside the card today!
Hugs & Happy Days!



Sunday, January 31, 2016

Stella Says Sketch @ The Bug Blog!

Happy Sunday & Happy Stella Says Sketch day!
There's a new sketch over at The Bug Blog and you have the next two weeks to play along!  
This weeks Stella Sketch had me working a bit outside my usual creative zone.  Sketch wise and color wise as I hardly EVER use the color yellow!!!

We had a new neighbor move in next door last week and to welcome her to the neighborhood, this sketch was the perfect, Housewarming card!
Image- Bugaboo Stamps - Houses
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin (and I hardly EVER use Yellow....)
Extra STUFF - Dimensaionals, Paper Smooches Sentiment Stamp, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Ribbon

Be sure to pop over to The Bug Blog and check out the sketch and join the sketchy fun!
You could win, 10, 7 or 4 Bugaboo Digis of your choice, just for playing along!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday: Photo Challenge

Today is day 6 of the Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Celebration and it's a photo challenge.
Looking at this photo, I was inspired by the zebra print (big surprise with as much as the girlies in our house like animal print!)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Chickz - Happy Birdday Chickie & Sentiment from one of the other Chickz digis.
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin
Extra STUFF:  Glossy Accents, Doodling & Dimensionals

You've got time to join the fun over at The Bug Blog - lots of great challenges, lots of great prizes!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by - Have a great day!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy 6th Birthday to Bugaboo Stamps!!

Happy 6th Birthday Bugaboo Stamps!

I've been delinquent in posting Livy's first Birthday card - our little jelly bean turned 1 year old in September and my hubby and I still shake our head, even today.  It seems like just yesterday we brought our tiny little jelly bean home from the hospital.  Now, we have this sweet girl with quite a personality of her own.  She crawls, chatters, says a few words (that don't include anything that would make us blush in public - thank goodness), and she's enjoying more of her own independence since she started walking......

Wow, a year and almost a half has certainly FLOWN by!

Anyway, I digress.  Today is day One of the Bugaboo Stamps 6th Birthday Celebration and the first challenge in a week long celebration at The Bug Blog
My reason for digression - Livy's 1 year birthday card.

Today's Challenge -

I thought I'd try something different, as I've NEVER done a step card before.  Seemed like the perfect time to make a special card for her!

So, here it is - our little Sunshine's 1st Birthday card!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Teddy Balloons
Papers - PTI Cardstock & miscellaneous digi papers
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Doodling, BLING & Stickles

Visit The Bug Blog and join the "It's a Jungle out There" birthday themed challenges for this week!  You'll certainly be inspired after visiting - I know I certainly was!

We hope you'll join us for a week of Birthday Celebrating, Bugaboo Stamps Style!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Anything But A Card @ The Bug Blog

Happy New Year!

Been a bit since I've been here between the Holidays, my father in law having knee replacement surgery, lots of traveling to see family, New Years, cleaning up after the holidays and going back to work after three weeks off/working from home, it's taking a bit to get into the 'swing' of things if you will in the new year.

I think we're STILL putting holiday china away in it's storage containers!  

Today is an Anything But a Card Monday, so I thought I'd share with you how perfectly a Bugaboo Stamps digi works outside of your standard card.

For Thanksgiving, we had a pot luck at work.  Everyone signed up, brought a dish - it was a pretty big pot luck (about 80 people participated)....The biggest I think I've been part of.

Well, we needed to make sure we didn't have 80 pies or 80 different green bean casseroles.

So, this super cute Autumn Owl, was a perfect fit for our Sign Up sheet!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Autumn Owl
Created digitally, colored via GIMP, printed on 11x17 sheet of paper

Visit The Bug Blog today and see what other outside the box kind of things we're doing that include The Bugaboo Stamps!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today - be sure to check back on Saturday - 
Hugs & Happy Days!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Late Turkey Day....

Happy Oldie But Goodie Thursday @ The Bug Blog!

We're a bit behind on the holidays and sharing creations - hence today's creation....
Livy's Turkey Day Card.  :)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bobblehead Thanksgiving Turkey
Papers - Doodlebug Design (older Fall stack), PTI cardstock & kraft
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Bling, Dimensionals, Googley Eyes, Stickles Glossy Accents, Studio G sentiment stamp & Stazon Jet Black Ink

Of course, you can pick up this image and LOTS more over at The Bugaboo Stamps Store...
Jodie has a Black Friday & Christmas Sale going on now until the end of the year - a GREAT time to stock up on those digis on your wish list!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Chaos Friday Freebie

Can you believe it's the LAST day of the Bugaboo Christmas Chaos?  Have you been playing along?
Well, today we've got a great Freebie and a Chaos BINGO challenge!

My bingo for today using the AKV Winter Snowshoe freebie?  
Snowflake, Embossing, Pink & Teal

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - AKV Winter Snowshoe
Papers -  PTI Cardstock, Coredinations Glitter & Miscellaneous print
Tools -EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals & Twine

You've still got time to join the fun!  Head over to The Bug Blog and create the chaos away!
Hugs & Happy Days!