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.

Cute?


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
CHRISTMAS IN JULY week!!

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!  
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!