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!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Kickin' it Chaos Style!!


Ready for the CHAOS to begin??

Today Bugaboo kicks off their 3rd Annual Christmas Chaos Anything Goes Challenge Theme - 
Here Comes Santa Clause

Why - because the Big Guy will be here before you know it!  

I'm a wee bit behind on my crafting, but didn't want you to miss the fun!!
Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Christmas Chaos fun!  

Hugs & Happy Days!



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Release Tuesday!

It's a new release Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps and we've got some SERIOUS inspiration over at 

Too cute, right?!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Merry Christmas Cats
Papers - PTI Cardstock, Kraft & Doodlebug Design Holly leaves
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Doodling, Miscellaneous sentiment & snowflake stamp, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Dew Drop Silver Ink, Liquid Pearls & Dimensionals

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other inspiration the designers cooked up and then head on over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and pick up this newbie for your holiday collection!  

Right now Jodie has EVERYTHING 50% off - sounds like a GREAT time to stock up on all those images on your wish list!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Deck the Halls.....

with lots of crazy fun.....fa la la la, la la la la!

From the Heart Stamps has a really great Stamp of the Month challenge going on!  
If you've played in the challenge the month before, you get the new image to use for the next month.
This month it is this too cute Birdbrain image that looks exactly how I feel during the holidays.....scurrying around trying to get everything done before the clock strikes midnight!
Only seemed fitting that I decided to play along this month!

Image:  From The Heart Stamps - Deck The Halls Birdbrain
Papers - Miscellaneous Cardstock & Doodlebug Design Print
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties Borders
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Ribbon from my stash, Stickles & Bling

Head over to the From The Heart Stamps Blog and join the fun!  This particular challenge ends tomorrow at 11:59 pm CST, so you still have time to join the fun!

Hugs & Happy Days!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Catch The Bug Blog BINGO

Happy Snowy Saturday friends!
It's snowing for the first time of the season here in Michigan....Not just a LITTLE snow, but they're predicting 5-7 or more inches of snow by 10 pm tonight.  
We've already got 2 inches and the "HARD" snow isn't supposed to begin until later this afternoon!

Today at The Bug Blog, we're playing BINGO!!
My Bingo - Button, No Designer Paper & Sentiment

This was a Thank You note I sent to a friend of ours that included a photo of Livy in her cute Owl costume.  Hence the sentiment "...from Owl House to yours..."

This image was PERFECT for this little Thank you!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Autumn Owl
Papers - Kraft & Miscellaneous Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Fussy cutting image, Dimensionals, Stickles, Button from my stash

Be sure to swing by The Bug Blog and join the Bingo fun!
If you dig this image or are looking for some new cuties to add to your collection, visit The Bugaboo Stamps Store for newbies and oldies.

Thanks for visiting today - stay warm wherever you are!
Hugs & Happy Days!



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Humor Me Wednesday@ The Bug Blog

It's a Humor Me Wednesday day at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps!

What are we celebrating today?  Well, lots of things - Cook Something BOLD Day, Chicken Soup for the Soul Day and my favorite - World Kindness Day!!

There are LOTS of kind and special people in the world - that's what this world is made of!  

So, here's a card I whipped up to celebrate with a special person, World Kindness day!
Simple, but I love the way it turned out!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Daisy Vase (Retired) but one of my FAVORITES!!!
Extra STUFF - BLING, Stickles, Paper Smooches Sentiment & Stazon Jet Black Ink

Head on over to The Bug Blog and see what other fabulous creations the design team whipped up to celebrate some Humor Me holidays!

Hugs & Happy Days!



Saturday, November 7, 2015

Anything Goes @ The Bug Blog

Today is an Anything Goes challenge at The Bug Blog!!
A chance for me to share with you a few of the projects I've created and finished for Miss Olivia!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Autumn Scarecrow
Papers - Doodlebug Design, Bazzill & PTI Cardstock & Kraft
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Flowers, Brads from my stash, computer generated sentiment, Dimensionals, Stickles & Glaze.

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the ANYTHING GOES Fun!  You could be one of our winners!

Hugs & Happy Days!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Stella Says Sketch @ Bugaboo


It's a Stella Says Sketch Challenge at The Bug Blog and we've got a GREAT sketch for all seasons for you today!


Here is my take on the Sketch, it was the Baptism card for Livy's special box.  We had her baptized the Sunday after her first birthday.  It was a perfect weekend!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - AKV God - Baby
Papers - Doodlebug Design & Miscellaneous Metallic Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Bling & Computer Generated Sentiment

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the Sketchy fun

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Black, White and a POP of Halloween....



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

This is the first Halloween that we actually got Livy a 'real' costume.  Last Halloween, she was only 6 weeks old, so because it was SNOWING on Halloween last year, we opted for a cute Halloweeney Onsie and black cat pants.  

This year, she's going to be an adorable little Owl!  We did a trial run two weeks ago and went to the the local community Boo Bash.  She was more interested in all the kids and 2 inflatable pumpkins.  But she was too cute!  :)  She is growing by leaps and bounds!  She doesn't walk, she RUNS everywhere.  She is very inquisitive and doesn't miss a thing!  

We are having SO MUCH FUN watching her grow and learn!  What an amazing gift we have been given!!  

I digress, today is a new challenge at The Bug Blog and when I saw it, I immediately thought of a Halloween card for Livy's special box.  

BLACK, WHITE & a POP of color!!  No specific color, just a POP of color!

Well, here's mine - Livy's second Halloween Card for her keepsake box.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Halloween Pumpkin
Papers - Doodlebug Design Prints & PTI cardstock
Tools - EK Success border punch
Extra STUFF - Twine, Dimensionals, Button & Stickles

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the POP of color fun!!

Hugs & Happy Days!



Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Humor Me Wednesday at The Bug Blog

Today we celebrate, crazy, bizarre and out of the ordinary holidays.
Today I'm celebrating the Count your Buttons Day with Olivia's 10 Month card for her special box.

I have this beautiful button box that my mom gave me years ago filled with lovely buttons, that I ALWAYS FORGET to USE....until after the card is complete!
Not today!!  :)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Dolphin
Papers - Miscellaneous prints from my stash and Bazzill Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties and EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Computer Generated sentiment, Dimensionals, Twine and PTI Button

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other silly holidays are being celebrated today! 
Hugs & Happy Days! 



Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oldie But Goodie Thursday @ Bugaboo

Do you like Oldies?  
When I think of Oldies, I think of music - the "Oldies" that my dad listened too when I was a kid.  The same Oldies that I now listen too and likely the same Oldies that our daughter will listen to (or at least while she's growing up and I have control of the radio).  :)

Today, we have a different kind of Oldie - A Bugaboo Stamps Oldie But Goodie.

I just LOVE this Bugaboo Stamps Flower Vases.  This Daisy vase is one of my favorites.  It's cute for birthday, but also works wonderfully for a thinking of you and even sympathy cards.

The Sympathy version is what I whipped up for today - 
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Daisy Vase (Retired)
Papers - Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, BLING & Doodling

Visit the Bug Blog and check out the other oldies that are making an appearance!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by - have a terrific day!
Hugs & Happy Days!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Oldie But Goodie Thursday @ Bugaboo

First - HAPPY Birthday to my wonderful hubby and father!
Wishing you an amazing day!
We LOVE YOU!

Back to our regularly scheduled program....

Do you like Oldies?  
When I think of Oldies, I think of music - the "Oldies" that my dad listened too when I was a kid.  The same Oldies that I now listen too and likely the same Oldies that our daughter will listen to (or at least while she's growing up and I have control of the radio).  :)

Today, we have a different kind of Oldie - A Bugaboo Stamps Oldie But Goodie.
There are a TON of great Oldiesto add to you collection - like this Bird'day digi.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - chickz - holy cluck another birdday
Papers - PTI Cardstock
Extra STUFF - BLING, Doodling & Dimensionals

You can check out the Oldies that the rest of the designers dusted off and then head to The Bugaboo Store and add these fellas to your collection!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Anything But a Card @ The Bug Blog

It's a THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX day at The Bug Blog!

Anything But a Card day is what we're celebrating!

So, what do I have to share today?  Well, Livy is growing like a weed and is now wearing 12-18, and 24 month clothes in some instances.

For today's Anything But a Card project - a new onsie for Miss Livy!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps
Extra STUFF - GIMP to color image, Printer & t-shirt iron on materials 

Cute, Cute & Cute!


Head on over to The Bug Blog and see what other items we're creating out of the CARD box!  You'll be inspired!


Thanks for visiting today - 
Hugs & Happy Days!



Friday, September 11, 2015

Freebie Friday @ Bugaboo

CUTENESS ALERT!

Bugaboo Stamps has a freebie for you today - Bunting Baby and it is WAY TOO CUTE!

Here's a little sneak peek - 

Simply ADORABLE!!

Head on over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and add this sweet pea to your collection!

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

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Anything Goes @ The Bug Blog!

It's the first Saturday of the month - and you know what that means?
Any ANYTHING GOES challenge over at The Bug Blog!  :)

Seems like lately, every time I turn around, we need a sympathy card.  So, I've been stock piling these simple but heartfelt cards.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - tulip and bugs
Papers - PTI Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals & Tulle

Visit The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes FUN!  And, if you haven't been by The Bugaboo Stamps Store lately, I might suggest you visit....there are some really fabulous NEW images and lots of oldies too for your collection!

Hugs & Happy Days!


Monday, August 31, 2015

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!