Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oldie But Goodie - Thank You!

We're dusting off the oldies today at The Bug Blog and I opted for this Dragonflies oldie.
Perfect for a simple little thank you note!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Dragonflies
Papers - Doodlebug Design, Kraft & PTI cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, PTI Ink, Miscellaneous sentiment stam, Doodling & BLING

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today.
We're gearing up for Baby's First Halloween in our house, so everything has to be JUST right!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Anything But a Card

And of course, it's another cute baby onsie!
Somehow or another, around Easter this year, my father in law began calling our little Jelly Bean, Jolene Marie (of course this was not one of the names on our 'going to the hospital list'). So, it has been a running joke in our family - "Why does Grandpa keep calling me Jolene Marie?"

So, of course, we had to have a funny onsie that we gave my father in law for Father's Day and with some of the cute Bugaboo Stamps flowers, it tuned out super cute!!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Mini Set - Flower Garden
Tools - Iron & Computer/GIMP program to color and print
Extra STUFF - Iron on transfer Paper

Visit The Bug Blog and see what a few of the other girls did for our ABC day - it's amazing some of the stuff that comes from thinking outside the box!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Theme Challenge @ Bugaboo

Today's Theme Challenge - FALL - only fitting, don't you think since the smell of fall is in the air, the crisp apples are ready to be picked from the orchards, the smell of fresh cider and donuts linger in the air and the leaves on the trees are beginning to change, yep, Fall is definitely here in the mid-west!

Well, here is my take on today's challenge - A little Fall Edward & Friends for our little Jelly Bean!
Papers - Doodlebug Design prints and Miscellaneous cardstocks from my scrappy bin
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties and EK Success Border Punches
Extra STUFF - Burlap, Doodling, dimensionals & blingged out flower center

Head over to The Bug Blog and join the Fall themed fun.  If you play along, you've got the change to WIN WIN WIN.  If you don't play, you can't win......

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Anything Goes - Does My Butt Look Big?

How's about another cute onsie for today's Anything Goes at Bugaboo Stamps & The Bug Blog??

Another cutie for our girl......I just LOVE the little zebra print diaper!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cow Baby
Extra STUFF - GIMP to color image & mirror text, Iron On paper & Iron

Visit The Bug Blog and join the FUN!!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Humor Me Wednesday

Happy Birthday first to my WONDERFUL Hubby and New Daddy from his little Jelly Bean!
The first event we're celebrating as a Family!  

So, what other things could we possibly be celebrating today at The Bug Blog on this Humor Me Wednesday?
How about Name Your Cat day?  :)

That silly little holiday that is actually celebrated tomorrow inspired this cute little Youer than You - Cat in the Hat tiny tee for Jelly Bean!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cat in Hat - Youer than You
Tools - GIMP to color the image, Iron & Iron on Paper

So, what silly holiday might you be celebrating this week??
Visit The Bug Blog and see what other holidays the girls on the team are celebrating today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Jelly Bean's First Halloween

So our little Jelly Bean has finally arrived - nearly 2 weeks late, but she's HERE!
And what an amazing addition she is to our lives!

So because I don't have much time, I wanted to quickly share with you the Bugaboo Stamps Photo Challenge this week.

When I see apples and changing leaves, not only do I think of Fall, but automatically one of my favorite holidays - HALLOWEEN!

Only fitting to whip up a first Halloween card for our little princess.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bobblehead hween Princess
Papers - Doodlebug Design & Miscellaneous Cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stickles, Doodling & Bling

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Fall Photo fun!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Oldie But Goodie Birthday

My hubby will be celebrating his first birthday as a Daddy on October 1.

So, today is a perfect day to share this Oldie But Goodie Daddy Birthday Card from Miss Jelly Bean!
Papers - Miscellaneous Scraps from my scrappy bin
Extra STUFF - Brads, Dimensionals & Stickles

Not quite sure how we'll celebrate this year, but I'm sure it will be capped off with a midnight feeding and diaper change by one of both of us.  :)

Head on over to The Bug Blog and see what other oldies the ladies dusted off, AND, if you haven't joined the Stella Says Sketch challenge, join the FUN (and maybe be one of our winners!!!)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Stella Says Sketch - Birthday

It's a Stella Says Sketch Sunday and yup, another Birthday Card here from paradise (in between feedings, book reading & diapers).

But what a WONDERFUL adventure we're enjoying!
Papers - PTI Print & Cardstock & Kraft
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties, EK Success Border Punch & CM Corner Punch
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Dimensionals & BLING

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Stella Says Sketch Challenge fun!
Play along for your chance to add some Bugaboo images to your collection!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Oldie But Goodie Birthday!

Lots of Birthdays to share and today is a PERFECT day to share one since it's an oldie but goodie that I dusted off.

Hubby's cousin's little girl who is almost 1 year to the day older than our jelly bean celebrated her first birthday the end of August.
Of course, we had to have a 1st birthday card to accompany the gift!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Peeker Numbers One
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extras STUFF - Doodling, Stickles, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Dimensionals & Chalk Box White Ink
Visit The Bug Blog and see what other Oldies are making an appearance today!
You'll be inspired!
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Baby Shower Thank Yous

So, I was a bit OCD when it came to our baby shower - after nearly 11 years of waiting for our little Jelly Bean and her being likely our first and only, everything had to be perfect!  

We were surrounded by all our wonderful family and friends and enjoyed a lovely day in mid-July at Canterbury Village....where coincidentally, my husband proposed years ago, we ALMOST had our wedding here and it is also where we also had our maternity photos taken.  This place has a big place in our hearts!  :)

Needless to say, everything had to be perfect - including the invites and thank you cards (OF COURSE)!

Because there was just no way I had the time to create the amount of invitations we needed (between getting taking naps - I know being pregnant is tough work, working full time, and getting ready for baby), we found these fabulous Vera Bradley paisley invites at Tiny Prints that Glen and I both loved and used them as the inspiration for the shower!

Of course, as you ally know, being crafty, a flat invitation just wouldn't do, so that's where the little blinged out butterfly came in.  My mom, mom in law and I spent a Sunday afternoon in late May punching out butterflies, adding the bling and attaching them to the invitations before they were mailed out to our guests.

And here's the 'help me build my library card we included with the invitations (we ALL love her library and the special books she received).
I DID however, have time to work on the thank you notes and I couldn't have been happier with how they turned out!
Something simple, but perfect!
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Butterfly Punch
Extra STUFF - Computer generated sentiment, Doodling, Dimensionals & BLING

And of course, a few pics from the Shower:
Grandma's to be with Glen & I (and the ginormous chair they had me sit in)
Scrapbook - write Baby K a note table 
Gift table for guests 
Lunch tables 
Flowers (can you believe these came from Kroger and cost next to nothing?!)
I LOVED the flowers!!!
We love the whole day - what an amazing celebration we had with our family and friends.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and oohing & aahing of baby shower 'stuff'.
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, September 12, 2014

We're getting ready...

We're just waiting for her arrival so she can fill these cute little shoes.......
(and her mama can have her feet & ankles back :)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oldie But Goodie - A new Holiday for us

We LOVE to celebrate in our house - give us a holiday (even a silly holiday) and we'll celebrate!
Well, with the addition of our new little jelly bean (hopefully VERY soon...), there is a NEW holiday our parents get to celebrate - 
Grandparents day!

So, today we've dusted off this adorable Oldie but Goodie specifically for this new holiday!
Papers - Doodlebug Design Print, PTI & Bazzill Cardstock
Tools - MS Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - BLING, Dimensionals & Computer Generated sentiment

So, these little cuties are headed to the new Grandparents from their granddaughter (if she ever arrives).
Visit The Bug Blog and see what other Oldies our girlies dusted off today.
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Still Pregnant....

So I haven't seen my feet in awhile - this is the best I can do.....
Look at the size of that BELLY!?
WOW - who knew it would get that big?! 

We're getting close though!!  :)  We think she's between 8 & 8 1/2 pounds (I'm hoping a little smaller, but we'll take her however she arrives).

Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stella Says Sketch Challenge

Ready for a little sketchy challenge today?
Well, Stella has a new sketch goin' on!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Peaches Present
Papers - Doodlebug Design & PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Dimensionals, PTI Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment & BLING

This Birthday card if from our little jelly bean (who had yet to arrive....) for her new grandma who is celebrating a birthday this Thursday!

Head over to The Bug Blog and join the fun!

Happy Birthday Grandma!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Anything Goes @ Bugaboo

Lots of birthday this month and today we'll use this little ditty for Bugaboo's Anything Goes challenge.
Papers - Bazzill & Miscellaneous print from my scrappy bin
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - BLING, Miscellaneous Sentiment, PTI Ink & Doodling

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Anything But a Card @ Bugaboo

No baby yet, but how's about another baby cutie for today?  
This was a bib for our new bundle of joy that we gave my father in law for Father's Day as a bit of a joke.  
You can bet our little jelly bean will get great use out of this (when she decides to join the family).

Image - Bugaboo StampsMini Set - Baby Bits
Extra STUFF - Carters Bibs pack of 3, GIMP to color image & mirror text, Iron On paper & Iron

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Hoping you're having a lovely Labor Day if you celebrate, or a super Monday!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Baby Day

So today is Baby Day - whether or not our little jelly bean decides to arrive today is yet to be far, it's not looking like it.....
She has already proven over the last 8 months or so that she has a mind and quite the personality all of her own...oh boy, are Glen and I in for it!  :)  And we couldn't be more excited as this new adventure is about to REALLY get underway.

Regardless of whether or not she arrives today, I'll share with you a card I made for today's Bugaboo Stamps, Catch The Bug Recipe Challenge:
BLING, the color TEAL & a Die or Punch.

It's her Birth Day card for when she arrives - and here it is......
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Birthday Girly
Papers - Doodlebug Design Prints, Kraft & PTI/Micellaneous scrap cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - BLING & Dimensionals

This card, like many that I've made since we found out we were expecting will end up in a special box in her closet for her to read one day when she is older.

Head on over to The Bug Blog and see what other fabulous projects the design girlies created.
You'll be inspired!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Oldie But Goodie - Anniversary Edition

Well, the baby count is down to 9 days till our due date......9 days left to get things organized....
We're both curious if she'll wait for her scheduled day, or if she'll decide to come when we're not expecting her.......we shall see!

Happy Oldie But Goodie Thursday and 
HAPPY 52 Anniversary to my In-Laws!

They'll be celebrating the big day this coming Monday - WOW - 52 years!
So of course there must be a special card to celebrate that milestone......
Here's a little oldie I dusted off
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Oval Roses
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals & BLING

Thanks so much for stopping by today - Happy Thursday!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Challenge Submissions:
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 71 - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W1 of 2) # 25 Anything Goes

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A little nursery sneaky peek!

So the baby's nursery is FINISHED!  And I thought it would be only fitting to share it after all the hours my wonderful hubby and soon to be daddy put into this room.  
Lots of love & TLC and we couldn't be happier with the way it turned out for our little Jelly Bean!
Her large dresser and changing table (of course Hubby's Tommie Tippie for the stinky diapers)

Her rockin' and readin' area :)  The center shadow box says 
"If you want to know how much we love you count the waves in the ocean"
I'll have to take some close up photos of the artwork in her room.

And her sleepin' accommodations
My hubby created the bright colored artwork over the crib - we just LOVE the way it turned out.
That fun orange pink basket just to the right of the crib is one my mom made - all fabric, but a fabulous basket that I'm sure will be filled with toys and other fun stuff very soon!

We just LOVE how it all turned out.  It makes us both smile every time we go in there.  Every thing is so calm, serene and relaxing.  Now all we need is the baby.  :)  
Just a few more weeks!!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Anything Goes!

It's an Anything Goes day at Bugaboo and today I thought I'd share with you the Anniversary card I made for my hubby. On August 15, we'll be celebrating our 11 year Wedding Anniversary (and a few weeks later, the birth of our first baby).  Wow, talk about lots of things to celebrate this month!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Ladybug Block Trio
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my stash including PTI cardstocks
Tools - EK Success Border punch

Be sure to join the fun at The Bug Blog and play along with this weeks Anything Goes Challenge.
Hugs & Happy Days!