Saturday, July 18, 2020

Christmas in July - How is it July already?!

Yes sir-ree - it's the annual Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July celebration this week!

Before I share with you details of the week and my creation for Livy's special note box, I wanted to share with you a a recent Bugaboo team loss.

Our design teemie Julie Temple passed away recently - a friend who left this world too soon! :(  Julie has been a Bugaboo since 2011.  A talented creator, a kind soul and a valuable teamie

This is one of my favorite Julie cards she recently created - it reminds me of my munchkin's 2nd Farm birthday.
 

In honor of Julie - we celebrate her life and love for creativity!  We are all better for having her in our lives <3 p="">

Switching gears to our Annual Christmas in July Celebration in Julie's honor - 

Today's challenge - 
It's a Theme Challenge:
 

So, with all that is going on in the world, working from home (more then I did when I worked in an office), it being summer and having a 5 year old, my crafting time is so limited, it's nearly NON-EXISTENT.  However, I couldn't help but participate in this weeks challenge.  I whipped up this little knobby knees Christmas card for Livy's special note box.  Complete with a button (she like me when I was little - LOVES my button box (which my mom passed down to me and I've added to).  So, only fitting something going in her special box has a button on it!

Image:  Bugaboo Stamps - Knobby Knees - Christmas Sack
Papers:  Miscellaneous papers from a paper swap stash I have
Tools:  EK Success Border Punch
Extra Stuff:  Button, Twine, Dimensionals & Stickles

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and check out all the amazing inspiration our design team created - THEN, join the fun this week.  We've got all the details here and can't wait to see what you create!

'Tis The Season....
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Ready for a Celebration?



Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating it's 10th Birthday!  Can you believe, Bugaboo has been around for 10 years? 

What did we all do before Bugaboo??

Well, today, the Bugaboo Stamps Design team is kicking off a birthday bash to celebrate with LOTS of ways for you to WIN JUST for playing along!! 

Ready to PARTY?


Image:  Bugaboo Stamps: Birthday Ewe Trio
Papers:  Paper Source Cardstock, miscellaneous printed paper
Tools:  Cuttlebug & Nestabilities border
Extra Stuff: Ribbon, Sequins, Glaze

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the birthday celebration fun!  

Who knows, one project may get you a Bugaboo Birthday present!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!



Sunday, January 5, 2020

Let's Get Sketchy in the New Year!

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Thought I'd pop in and share a new creation (I know my posts have been few and far between....that's what a little munchkin does).  We're enjoying EVERY minute of it!!  Can hardly believe Olivia is already 5!!!  Time sure flies!

Today is the first Stella Says Sketch Challenge of the new year and I thought I'd share a card I made for a friend who is battling cancer right now. :(

 
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps:  Ladybug Floral Collage
Paper:  Paper Source Cardstock
Extra STUFF:   Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Sequins & Dimensionals
 
Stop over to The Bug Blog and check out the new Stella Says Sketch Challenge and join the fun (and maybe be one of our winners!).
Hugs & Crafty Days!
 

 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Holiday Chaos - BUGABOO STYLE!

Holiday Critter Chaos is HERE at The Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Blog!
Dust off those crittery Christmas images and join the chaotic fun!!

Today - use a crittery image and SNOW - 
Can I tell you we introduced Olivia to Stickles a few weeks ago during a crafty day with her little bestie.  HOLY SPARKLE - Can I tell you EVERY snowman we created was glittered!!!  Some MORE than others!  LOL

The stickles on this card made me think of that - SO MUCH GLITTERY FUN!  Add a snowman and cute little penguin critter and you've got yourself this cutie!

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 20, 2019

Christmas In July @ The Bug Blog!

Know what today is?
It's the kick off of our CHRISTMAS IN JULY at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps!  :)

You can't tell by the heat outside - HOLY COW!!! 
With the real feel temp - 108*!  WHEW!

Today's challenge, pick one of your favorite movies from below and make a card - 


  The Santa Claus,  Miracle on 34th Street or A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree!

Bring on Santa!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps Tropical Santa - Buried
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my stash 
Tools - Die Cutting Machine
Extra STUFF - Chipboard Flower, Bamboo, Stickles, Studio G Sentiment, ColorBox Ink, Dimensionals, Doodling, Orange Paint & Thick Embossing Powder


Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

You know what today is?!

THE BUGABOO STAMPS 
MONSTER BIRTHDAY BASH 
STARTS TODAY!!!
  

 Ready to join a week of Bugaboo Birthday Celebration challenge in a MONSTER WAY?!

Today's Challenge - MONSTER PARTY!

It's a theme, so let's get planning a MONSTER PARTY creation!

This is my themed Monster PARTY - Every party needs some Cute Monster cards and it's not a party if you don't have some glitter (just ask Livy!)  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Mini Set - Monster Blocks
Papers - Erin Bradley Designs Digi Papers (Prints) & PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Sequins, Glossy Accents (on his little eyes) and Ribbon
 
I'm not quite sure who this card will go to, but I think he's just too cute!!
 
Be sure to head on over to The Bug Blog and join a week worth of fun and the chance to win LOTS of Bugaboo Stamps Digis!  :)
 
We hope you enjoy playing along this week as much as our designers did!!!
 
Hugs & Happy Days!
 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

'Tis the Season for Awkward Holiday Chaos!!


Today kicks of the Annual Holiday Chaos and THIS year it's AWKWARD Holiday Chaos with lots of FUNNY and WEIRD-ly appropriate Holiday Challenges.  

Today -

Image:  Bugaboo Stamps - Bratz Winter Snowman
Papers - Digital Papers from Erin Bradley Designs
Extra STUFF - Wire Ribbon, Dimensionals & Stickles

Be sure to join us all week long for lots of funny challenges and WINNING!

Thanks so much for visiting today - I hope you've found a little inspiration here and fine Sleigh Loads of inspiration on The Bug Blog!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas in July @ The Bug Blog!

I know it's been awhile - Life has been crazier than usual. 
However, today kicks off our annual Christmas in July Celebration at The Bug Blog for Bugaboo Stamps.  I just HAD to find time to play along!!

If you've never had the chance to join the fun (and chance to WIN LOTS OF PRIZES) this week is the WEEK! 

Today's Challenge:
So, I used this opportunity to get AHEAD on one of Livy's Special Notes for CHRISTMAS!  
YAH ME - because I'm NEVER this far ahead!!!!  :)
Papers - PTI Cardstock Erin Bradley Design Prints (Digital Papers)
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Sequins (My NEW FAVE Embellie!), Dimensionals, Computer Generated Sentiment, Pearls & Silky Ribbon

Isn't it just adorable?!  I'm SO pleased with the way this turned out!  :)

If you haven't checked out digi-papers, or have never been a fan (like me), I found this AWESOME digi paper company that I just LOVE.  I've been using a TON of Erin Bradley Design prints.  You can check her out here.

I'll have more creations with her papers to share when time allows.

Well, enough from me - be sure to check out all the inspiration from our designers today - there's a WHOLE LOT!  You won't be disappointed!  

Then, be sure to visit The Bug Blog each day for our newest challenge and play along.  Amazing prizes if you play all week and daily prizes as well!

Hugs & Happy Days!




Saturday, April 14, 2018

Unicorns & Rainbows Challenge

Happy Saturday!  
In our neck of the woods we're due for freezing rain and not so great weather - ALL WEEKEND!  UGH, so much for spring being here!

Well, a little something to brighten up the day - a great new Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Challenge - 

Unicorns & Rainbows!

I opted for the rainbows!  Just a little thinking of you card for an aunt who is battling through a really tough battle.
image - Bugaboo Stamps - Brat Girl Spring Umbrella
Paper - Bazzill Cardstock & Erin Bradley Designs digital papers
Extra STUFF - Paper Piecing & Glossy Accents

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join in the Unicorns & Rainbows challenge!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!
Hopefully, the weather is more SPRING like where you're at!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

New Home - Anything Goes

A co-worker of mine just moved into her new house, so of course, a card was necessary to go with the 'welcome home' adult beverage mixer!  :)

So, perfect to share with you today - it's an Anything Goes challenge at The Bug Blog!

And how about this ADORABLE home image from The Bugaboo Stamps Store!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - BUGKITTYHOMESCENE
Papers - Erin Bradley Design Digital papers & Miscellaneous cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stickles, Twine & BColored Button

Visit The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun - you could be one of our 3 winners, JUST for doing something you like to do!  :)

Thanks for stoppin' by today - have a GREAT day!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Paddy's Day BINGO



Happy St. Paddy's Day!  
Hopefully the Luck of the Irish is with you today!


Today at The Bug Blog we've got a great new St. Paddy's Day Themed Bingo.



My creation - an adorable little St. Paddy's Peeker card for Livy's special box.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Peeker March
Papers - Bazzill & PTI Cardstock; Erin Bradley Designs Digital Paper (St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks)
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuddlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Washi Tape (covered in Gold Stickles & Gold Bling

My Bingo -  Gem, Washi Tape & Bugaboo Image

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Lucky BINGO fun!  :)

You can't win if you don't play!
Thanks so much for stoppin' by today -- may you find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!!  
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Oldie But Goodie Birthday

Happy Thursday Friends!  

Today is an Oldie But Goodie Day at The Bug Blog.  We've dusted off our favorite Oldies and today, I pulled out this fancy Heels and Accessories to celebrate a co-workers birthday.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Heels and Accessories
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Erin Bradley Designs Digi Papers
Extra STUFF - Pearl Stickles, Dimeisionals & Bling

Pop over and see what other oldies the Bug designers busted out - you're sure to be inspired by the creativity.  I know I am every time I visit!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Creatures Great & Small Challenge

I had so much fun with today's Catch The Bug Theme Challenge
The challenge - All Creatures Great & Small

So, I dusted off this goofy girl and added her to this cute little card for Glen's aunt.
I just love the way she turned out and hope she will too!
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Erin Bradley Design digital prints (LOVE HER STUFF!!!)
Extra STUFF - Button, twine, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Bling, Glue Dots & Dimensionals

Thought I'd share a little up close image too - 
She's got the studs on her collar and a popped up sparkly flower.  :)

Be sure to come join the fun - great & small at The Bug Blog!  We can't wait to see what creatures you bring to the challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Here's to a great weekend!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Stella Says Sketch @ The Bug Blog

Today there's a great new sketch challenge at The Bug Blog.

So, here's my take on the sketch - a little thinking of you card for a special aunt in our family.
Of course, also use this Swirly Butterfly image that I absolutely love that has retired.

HOWEVER, there are some really awesome new butterflies that would be perfect on something like this at The Bugaboo Stamps Store!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Butterfly (Retired)
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my stash and paper stacks & Coredinations cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Paper Smoochies Sentiment & Bling

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the sketchy fun! 

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Anything Goes @ The Bug Blog!!

Yes Ma'am - we've got an Anything Goes day at The Bug Blog today!

WOO HOO - one of my favorite kinds of days!  :)
Below is a card I whipped up for one of the girlies at the office for her big 5-0 birthday this month.

First time I've had a chance to use this Happy BIrthday Sister and I love it - LOTS of stuff popped up!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Happy Birthday Sister
Papers - Ms. Sparkle & Co Paperie Cardstock, Erin Bradley Designs prints & Coredinations cardstock from my stash.
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Dimensionals & Glossy Accents

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun!  You COULD be one of our lucky winners, just by sharing with us your creations!  :)

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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Oldie But Goodie: Baby Addition

Happy Almost Friday!  :) 

Today we have a great Bugboo Oldie - I love when I have the chance to use Boo and this is no exception.

Baby Addition!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Boo in Basket 
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Doodlebug design prints
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Bling, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Miscellaneous Baby Sentiment

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what the other team members dusted off.  
AND, then, head over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and add some of our favorite oldies to your collection!  :)  

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

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Oldie But Goodie with CANDLES!

Happy Oldie But Goodie Thursday!

Today I'd like to share a birthday card I whipped up for a dear family friend!  
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Sunbonnet Cake 
Papers - Design printed from Erin Bradley Designs (Digi pack:  Cheery Day) & PTI paper stock along with card stock from Joann
Tools:  EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF:  Paper Smooches Sentiment, Dimensionals, Glossy Accents & Bling

Visit The Bug Blog and see the what other oldies our designers dusted off!

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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

BINGO @ The Bug Blog!!

 BINGO!

Yep, it's a Bingo day at The Bug Blog!  :)

So, today, I thought I'd share with you the adorable Valentine's card I did for Livy!

My Bingo - Bugaboo Stamps Image, Red & Sparkle!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Valentine Bird 01 
Paper - Digital papers from Erin Bradley Design along with Coredinations cardstock
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, "Love You" sentiment stamp, BLING, Stickles & Dimensionals

I had a ton of fun making this card!  I just love these little bird Jodie has created - Birthday Birds, Love Birds, Winter Birds.  They all make me smile!  I hope years from now Livy will look back on it and smile too!  :)

Thanks for visitin' today!  Wishing you a wonderful day!

Hugs & Happy Days!