Saturday, February 21, 2015

It's BINGO Time!

You got it - BINGO at The Bug Blog!!

Today - here's what we whipped up using our Shamrock, BLING & Sentiment Bingo....
A little St. Patty's Day Card for Livy!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Edward Elephant St. Patrick's Day
Paper - Doodlebug Design print, PTI cardstock
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, BLING & Stickles

You can always find the Bugaboo Images I use here at The Bugaboo Stamps Store, along with other great new images as well as Oldies that we dust off weekly.  Head over there now for this PERFECT St. Patty's Day image.

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

Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Humor Me Wednesday

At The Bug Blog!

While it's not too humorous, it's a holiday that is fun to share.
Valentine's Day!
In our house it is a special day, because last year on Valentine's Day, we found out that we were having a little girl (we couldn't wait until she was born to find out if she'd be a boy or girl.....we're BIG plan-aheaders).

So, this year, we're celebrating Valentine's Day with our little Valentine.
Here's the Valentine Day card we whipped up for Livy!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Giraffe Heart
Paper - Doodlebug Design prints, PTI Cardstock & Kraft Paper
Tools - MS Heart Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Computer Generated sentiment & BLING

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Anything Goes @ Bugaboo Stamps

It's an ANYTHING GOES challenge at The Bug Blog.  And now that it's February, we're more than ready for the snow, cold weather & grayness to GO AWAY.  
I'm switching over to BRIGHT Spring colors!  :)
Think that will help SPRING come quicker?
Not according to the little furry rat that popped out of the hole on Monday to tell us we have 6 more weeks of winter....>BLAH!

Bright spring colors and butterflies...
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Silhouette Butterfly
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Kraft
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Computer colored images, Computer generated sentiment & BLING

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


Saturday, January 31, 2015

A bit of a Recipe....

Challenge that is! 

Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Blog has a Recipe Challenge for us today.

The Recipe - 3 word sentiment, 2 Flowers and 1 image.
So, here's what we ended up with.....a little thinking of you card!
Nice & Simple!
Paper - Kraft Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Pearls, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Thinking of You stamp & Dimensionals

Be sure to head on over to The Bug Blog and join the challenge fun!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Funny Birthday....

Today's challenge is to make a FUNNY Birthday card.....those are the BEST kind in my opinion!! :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Dottie Shop
Paper - PTI Cardstock & Doodlebug Design print
Extra STUFF -  Doodling & Dimensionals

So, head on over to The Bug Blog and share with us your FUNNY Birthday card!  And, if you haven't had a chance to post your birthday bash projects yet, don't forget to do that.  The deadline to get your name in the winner's hat is this Saturday, January 24, 7 AM EST.

Good Luck!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happy 5th Birthday Bugaboo Stamps!

Happy 5th Birthday to Bugaboo Stamps!
Wow, hard to believe it was 5 years ago that many of us found the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps!!!
That to me is a GREAT reason to celebrate!!

This year we're celebrating "Under The Big Top" with Bugaboo Stamps!  So, come one, come all!!

Today, we're kicking off the celebration with a Bingo challenge for you to play along with!

My BINGO project - A birthday card for Livy's 1/2 birthday in March!  :)

My Bingo - BLING, Scallops & Animal (because EVERY circus has BLING & Animals!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Peaches Balloons
Papers - Doodlebug Designs, PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, EK Success Border Punch & Nesties
Extra STUFF -Sparkly Tulle, Stickles, Dimensionals & Doodling

Head over to The Bug Blog and see what other fabulous "Under The Big Top" creations our design team created AND then JOIN THE FUN!!!

We've got TONS of winning for you to do ALL WEEK!!!  All you have to do is play along!  :)
And - if you play along - you have the chance to win this super ADORABLE Birthday set AND Bugaboo Stamps Gift certificates for BUGABOO Digis of YOUR CHOICE!!!
Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!
Hugs & Happy Days!





Thursday, January 8, 2015

Dear Santa...

Even though Livy was too little to write a letter to Santa this year, we still wanted to write one for her!  He needed to know there was a new kiddo in this house (usually he just stops by for the cookies and adult beverages at our house :)  This year it was milk & cookies.

Jodie has this great little Blank Dear Santa Scroll that was perfect for just that!

Volia - Easy Peasy letter to Santa!  

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Blank Dear Santa Scroll
Mama's Handwriting

I know the holiday has come and gone, but this little image would be the perfect Letter to Santa image for Christmas 2015!  Nothing like PLANNING Ahead!!  :)
Santa also left a note when he visited on Christmas Eve and who knew, he likes Bugaboo too!
Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year!
Hugs & Happy Days!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Welcome New Years Anything Goes @ Bugaboo

Welcome to the FIRST Anything Goes Challenge at The Bug Blog for 2015!!

Just a little thinking of you card for my card stash....I'm finding that having a stash is even more important now than it was before Livy arrived.

So, here's this little ditty for today!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Mouse - Big Flower
Papers - Kraft, Miscellaneous Cardstock & Doodlebug Design Print
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Bling, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp

Head on over to The Bug Blog and maybe, just maybe, you can kick off 2015 being one of our Bugaboo Stamps WINNERS!
Hugs & Happy Days!


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

HAPPY NEW YEAR & HAPPY 2015!

We hope this post finds you and your family happy, healthy & enjoying the New Year!

Today is an Oldie But Goodie Day over at The Bug Blog, so I thought I'd share with you the Christmas card Livy made for our first Christmas.  Okay, I made it, but it was from Livy.  :)


Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Ava Ornament & Present
Papers - PTI cardstock & miscellaneous print from my scrappy bin
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Bling, Dimensionals & computer generated sentiment

Wishing You and yours a WONDERFUL 2015!!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to All!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.

We are so grateful this year to be celebrating the holiday season a little differently - as a mama & daddy with our own little miracle.  We are so blessed to have Olivia in our life and what an amazing holiday it's been celebrating and seeing things through the eyes of our child.

We also have 2 sets of grandparents that are celebrating with us this year.  Below is the Christmas card from Livy to her Grandma Horses.

It's also Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Blog, so I thought I'd share with you this adorable little Kidz Oldie.

Papers - PTI print & cardstock
Tools - MS border punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles & dimensionals

From Our Home to Yours - we wish you all a very Happy Holiday and a prosperous 2015!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Last Day of Chaos!!

Happy Friday - and the last day of the Bugaboo Stamps Christmas Chaos celebration!  We're getting ready for our annual cookie exchange and holiday brunch, or this year Livy's first cookie party.  Lots of cookie making going on around here!!!!
However, we had a few quick minutes to whip up a clean and simple Christmas card for the grandparents.  It may not look simple, but in relation to what I usually create, it's VERY simple!

Papers - PTI print & cardstock
Tools - MS border punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles & dimensionals

You can check out the creations from the rest of the team by visiting The Bug Blog.  Be sure to play along for your chance to win!
Hugs & Happy days!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Oldie Bug Goodie - Critters

We continue to celebrate our Christmas Chaos week and today, we've got a Christmas Critter day challenge.

Our Christmas Critter?  A cute teddy bear that adorns the top of Livy's first Cookie Party Invitation.

We'll be making lots of cookies this week and celebrating with lots of special ladies in Livy's life for brunch on Sunday.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Christmas Teddy 2 Ornaments
Papers - PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Computer Generated "Olivia's First Holiday Brunch & Cookie Party" and Stickles

We'll be sure to share with you the cookie recipes Livy and I land on.  We're thinking the Chocolate Peppermint cookies are a definite, but we're still up in the air about the other few recipes.  Stay tuned!

Bop on over to The Bug Blog and keep playing along with our Chaos this week!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Anything But a Card @ Bugaboo

It's another Anything But a Card day at Bugaboo and Yep, you guessed it - More Onsies for Baby Livy!

With the way she goes through clothes some days, you can NEVER have TOO many onsies.  Am I Right or Am I Right Mom's out there??

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - r
Tools - GIMP to color the image & mirror it, Transfer Paper & Iron
Extra STUFF - Baby Onsie

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other ABC items the girlies from the team created today and be sure to mark your calendar for this Saturday when the week of Christmas Chaos begins!  You won't want to miss the creative craziness!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!



Saturday, November 29, 2014

'Tovers!

Do you have any 'tovers after Turkey Day?
Well, today we have a new challenge at The Bug Blog.
It's all about using your LEFTOVERS - or scraps you may call them.  We call 'em 'tovers in our house.  :)
Use ONLY paper scraps from another project - no new pieces of paper.
Here's my 'Tover project....
Papers - Miscellaneous Scraps left over from previous projects
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Velvet Ribbon in my scrappy bucket, Dimensionals, Doodling & BLING

I'm off to get ready for our FIRST Family Turkey Day after Turkey Day dinner with all our family and munchkin.

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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

OBG - Thankful edition

Happy Turkey Day for those who are celebrating today!

We have SO MANY things to be thankful for this year.
Each Other, Our new addition, our Family, Friends and our Health!

We are truly blessed by all the things we have been given!

I don't have a Turkey Day themed project today since I showed you a few of those earlier this month - but how about a THANK YOU card - kind of fitting, don't you think?
Papers - Bazzill & Kraft from my stash
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Stickles, Dimensionals, PTI sentiment and Stazon Jet Black Ink

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Turkey Day!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Oldie But Goodie Thank You!

Gotta keep that collection of Baby Thank You cards stocked up.
Here's a little oldie for ya!
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin
Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Dimensionals, Stickles, PTI Ink & Miscellaneous Sentiment

You can pick up this super cute Mini Set by visiting the Bugaboo Stamps Store and just a few clicks of your mouse!

Thanks so much for visiting!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Oldie But Goodie - Thank You!

It's another Oldie But Goodie Thursday - and here's a little Thank You note I whipped up - 
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin (prints), Kraft & PTI Cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug, Nesties
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp, Doodling, Bling, Dimensionals, Stickles & PTI Raspberry Fizz ink

Thanks for stoppin' by today.  Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and check out the other oldies that have been unearthed.  
Hugs & Happy Days!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Catch The Bug - FOOD Challenge

We LOVE Food at our house!  So of course, I had to join in on today's challenge over at The Bug Blog!

So, every year for Thanksgiving we host our 'Turkey Day After Dinner' the Saturday after Turkey day.  Because we have family that comes in from out of town, Turkey Day After is perfect!  
This year it will definitely be a bit different with our little Jelly Bean in the house, but we'll ALL be Gobblin' till we're Wobblin!  :)

So, here's my FOOD creation for today - our annual Turkey Day Invite!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Jar - Autumn
Papers - Kraft, PTI Cardstock and Doodlebug Design on the backside of this invite
Tooks - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Computer Generated invite, Dimensionals (the jar is popped up on dots) and Doodling

So, head on over to The Bug Blog and join the FOODY Fun!
Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Anything Goes Challenge @ Bugaboo Stamps

It's an Anything Goes Challenge over at The Bug Blog and today, we're breakin' out the Munchkin Turkey Day card for our little Jelly Beans special card box. 

We can hardly believe she's 7 weeks old already - it seems like time is just flying!!!
I'm not sure if it's the sleepless nights - though we can't complain, she's a really good baby and gives us 3-5 hour sleep blocks at night most nights and a good 3-4 hour nappy block during the day (yes, we are LUCKY!!!).  Or just that we should be sleeping when she's sleeping, but she's just such an amazing gift neither one of us can help but stare at her as she sleeps peacefully!

So here's the Turkey Day card for our little Munchkin - 
Papers - Doodlebug Design prints, Kraft & Bazzill Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Doodling & Computer generated sentiment

Head over to The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes Challenge!
You never know, you could be our winner this week and add some amazing new images to your Bugaboo collection.
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oldie But Goodie Birthday!

Happy Birthday to our Nephew Colin!
He'll be celebrating tomorrow!
So, a little Oldie But Goodie for his birthday card - I've been wanting to use this cute image, but haven't had a chance to until now!
Oldie but Cutie I say!
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin, including Bazzill cardstock
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, BB's & Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today - be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other Oldies the girls are bustin' out today!

Hugs & Happy Days!

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!