Thursday, March 31, 2016

Oldie But Goodie Thursday @ The Bug Blog!

Happy Thursday - only ONE more day until the weekend! 

WOO HOO!
Today it's an Oldie But Goodie over at The Bug Blog, so I thought I'd share you a cute little Oldie that we used for my father in law's birthday earlier this month!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps Kidz Boy Fishing
Papers - Miscellaneous Prints from my scrappy Bin (Basic Grey) & Kraft/PTI Cardstock
Tools - MS Border Punch (for the Grass)
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, Recollections from Michael's Sentiment

Visit The Bug Blog today and see what other oldies our designers have dusted off!  You'll be inspired like I am every week and find wonderful new images you never knew existed!  :)

Be sure to visit us tomorrow for our Friday Freebie - another fabulous image to add to your collection!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Stella Says Sketch #406

Happy Easter!  

I hope you are enjoying time with your families!

Today over at The Bug Blog, we have a new Stella Says Sketch, Sketch challenge, just for you!


Below is a birthday card I whipped up for a girl I work with.  We deal with a LOT of disclaimers in the job I do, so WINE and a disclaimer seemed pretty appropriate!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Glass of Wine a Day
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin
Extra STUFF - Glossy Accents for the shiney wine, Dimensionals, BLING and a computer generated sentiment.

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other wonderful treasures our designers created, then JOIN THE FUN!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Have a Blessed Holiday!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Anything but a Card @ Bugaboo

Happy Monday!  
It's an Anything But a Card Monday at The Bug Blog and I think today is the very last of the Onsies I have to share that I made for our sweet little Jelly Bean before she was born, over 18 months ago!  
Whew, how time flies!!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Boo - Boo
Extra STUFF - GIMP to color & Mirror image, Iron, Onsie

Thanks for stopping by to visit today!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

BINGO Challenge

It's a BINGO Challenge today at The Bug Blog and you can play along!!
What BINGO do we have to be working with??
Well, take a look at the BINGO grid below and join the FUN!

My Bingo - 3 layers, a Die Cut & a Sentiment
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Chibi Cupcake Peeker
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Doodlebug Print (I think)
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stickles, Paper Smooches Sentiment, Jet Black Stazon Ink & Bling

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the BINGO fun!  You could even be one of our winners!!  

Happy Playin' and Thanks so much for visiting today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bright & Cheery!!!

Happy Saturday!  
Today we have a BRIGHT and CHEERY theme challenge over at The Bug Blog.

Livy adds so much sunshine to our every day and because today is her 1/2 Birthday and she's 18 months old (ask Glen and I where the 18 months went and neither of us will be able to tell you...), it was only fitting that today's card is for her!
Our little Sunshine!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps -  Make it Snappy - You are My Sunshine
Papers - Kraft, PTI & Miscellaneous print from my scrappy bin
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Glossy Accents, Pink Twine, Dimensionals & Stickles

Join the Bright & Cheery fun over at The Bug Blog and see what other sunshine our designers are adding to your day!

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




Friday, March 11, 2016

Happy St. Paddy's Day

Today's Freebie Friday over at The Bug Blog, is PERFECT for a wee St. Paddy's Day Card, don't ya, know!
AND, better yet, you can add this little March Peeker to your collection this week for FREE!!!

This cutie is for Livy for St. Paddy's Day!  
Our little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - March Peeker
Papers - PTI Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Computer generated image (rainbow) & Sentiment, Gold Stickles, Dimensionals & Sequins

Visit The Bug Blog before you run over to the Bugaboo Store and see what the other designers did with this Shamrock Cutie!

Hugs & Happy Days!


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Anything Goes!

It's an ANYTHING GOES challenge today at The Bug Blog.

Because it seems like everything I do no a days is behind schedule, I thought I'd share with you Livy's Christmas Card before it makes its way into her special box.  Better Late than never, right?  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Christmas Trio Blocks
Papers - Miscellaneous from my Scrappy bin, PTI Cardstock & Kraft
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Stickles

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other wonderful creations the designers have whipped up.  AND, join the fun - remember, Anything Goes and by playing along you could WIN 4, 7 or 10 Bugaboo Stamps of your choice!!

Sounds like reason enough to play!!  :)
Hugs & Happy Days!



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CELEBRATE! Bugaboo New Release

We've got a New Release today at The Bug Blog and it includes CELEBRATION and CUPCAKES!!
How can you go wrong with CELEBRATING and CUPCAKES?!  :)

This adorable New Release can be picked up at The Bugaboo Stamps Store under New for March!

He's too cute to NOT add to your collection and PERFECT for that birthday card you need in your 'go to box'!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Birthday Hedgie
Papers - PTI Cardstock, Kraft & Miscellaneous print
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Paper Smooches Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Googley Eyes & Stickles

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other adorable creations our designers whipped up.

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

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!