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!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Oldie But Goodie LOVE

So with yesterday being Valentine's Day, and the fact that I'm SO far behind posting projects, I thought I'd share another LOVE day project - 
Livy's Sweetest Day Card :)

This is a great little Oldie from Bugaboo Stamps and is perfect for those Love notes to those you love in your life.

I didn't use the sentiment that came with the image as it was a valentine sentiment, but included one of my own.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Happy Valentines to Ewe
Paper - PTI Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, stickles, MS Ribbon & Doodling

Be sure to pop over to The Bug Blog and see what other oldies our designers dusted off to share with you today.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Happy Days!


Saturday, February 3, 2018

February Anything Goes

Happy February!  Boy, January sure flew by!  

Today over at The Bug Blog, we have an Anything Goes challenge for everyone to join!

Below if my Anything Goes challenge - this is the first time I've used Jodie's super cute Unicorn digis and I just LOVED this one!  May be seeing more of these in my future!  Absolutely will have to make one for Livy's little note box!  :)
Image - Bugaboo StampsCute Chibi Unicorn
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Dimensionals & BLING

Pop over to The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun - who knows, you just may be one of our weekly winners.  Can't argue with winning free Bugaboo Stamps digis, right?

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Oldie but Good-tea!

Today is an Oldie But Goodie, or Good-tea day at The Bug Blog
My Oldie - the Bella & Friends image that includes a TEA pot & TEA cup.  Hence the Good-TEA!  :)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bella and Friends (used the tea pot & cup)
Paper - scanned the fabric that we used for the table runner and other accents and printed for use.  :)
Extra STUFF - Pixlr to color Digi image

Cute, huh?  I can't believe I didn't share this closer to her birthday!  LOL  Must have been all those thank you notes I was writing!  

Like her invitations, we decorated the envies with the matching tea pot & cup return address label.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today.
Be sure to make a visit to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and check out all the great oldies AND the new images Jodie has been creating lately. 

You'll love them!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Stella Says Sketch @ The Bug Blog

Today we have a new Sketch challenge over at The Bug Blog.

Below is the sketch that we're using this time around.
So, using this weeks Stella Says Sketch, here is Livy's Happy New Year card.
Papers - Kraft, PTI Cardstock & Miscellaneous scraps from my bin
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Doodlebug Design Dot Dot Button & Ribbon

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the sketchy fun!  Our designers of course, have all kinds of inspiration to share with you!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bugaboo 8th Birthday Bash - RECIPE Challenge

Have you been celebrating the Bugaboo Stamps 8th Birthday this week??

Well, if you haven't been over to The Bug Blog lately or haven't had a chance to play long with all these great sketches this week - you really MUST stop by!  Believe me, you will be SO inspired!!

Today's Birthday challenge is a recipe challenge.
I whipped up this little ditty for my go to 'event' stash - for the next birthday celebration.  Once I figure out who it's going to, I'll add a sentiment in the lower right corner.  :)
Images - Bugaboo Stamps - Birthday Bird 1, 2 & 4
Papers - Kraft, Coredinations cardstock & Digital printed papers from Erin Bradley Design (I LOVE her stuff!!)
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, CM Round Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Glossy Accents and Zots

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other recipe creations the team whipped up.  Believe me, you will be INSPIRED!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!