Thursday, July 23, 2015

Oldie but goodie Thursday

You got it - it's the day we dust off our oldies and put them to use!

I really love Oldie But Goodie Days - makes me go though my plethora of digis and pull out some that I haven't used in a while (or VERY LONG TIME).  :)
Today - a Congrats card for one of our neighbors.  She just got a new car and it's an occasion to be celebrated!  
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Attitude Car
Papers - PTI cardstock and a preprinted card from Michaels
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Doodling, BLING, PTI Ink & Paper Smooches Sentiment

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other oldies have been dusted off and used today.  I'm sure there's AT LEAST ONE you'll find that NEEDS to be added to your collection.  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Release Tuesday @ Bugaboo

Happy Tuesday!

We've got a lovely new release from Bugaboo Stamps today - this one is PERFECT for so many occasions - Thank you, Thinking of You, Birthday, or a simple "Hi".

Because I never seem to have enough Thinking of You cards in my collection, that is the direction I headed with this one today...

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Lily Trio
Papers - Miscellaneous Stack from my Well Stocked paper collection (the stuff I hoard).
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Dew Drop Ink and Leftover Ribbon from a gift

Visit The Bug Blog and see all the other uses for this fabulous image the other girlies created.  Then head over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and pick this little ditty up (and maybe a few other new images, if you haven't been there recently).

Hugs & Happy Days!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Christmas in July BINGO!

Have you enjoyed our Christmas in July Challenges so far this week??
Well, we've got another good one for ya!
Christmas in July BINGO!

So, I may have gone a little overboard with my BINGO, I think the ONLY space I didn't cover was the Stripes and Embossing.  Well, 7 outta 9 isn't too bad!

I've got the Bugaboo Image, Shiney Stickles, a Funny Sentiment, Players Choice (Dimensionals), Sparkley Border, Ribbon/Tulle and Snowflakes.

Don't these little feathered fellas look like they've just about HAD IT with Cold weather?!  This is about how I feel in November after our first snow - READY.FOR.SPRING!!!

Papers - PIT Cardstock & Kraft
Tools - MS Icicle Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Dimensionals, BLING, Computer Generated Sentiment & Tulle

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the fun.  You've got a few more days to jump in and join the challenges.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Challenge Submissions:

Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  Always Anything Goes 




Saturday, July 11, 2015

Christmas in July @ Bugaboo


It's Christmas in July - Never a better time to get started with your Christmas cards!!
Heck, if you play along this week, you could even be rewarded for your participation!
Can you say WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER?
For playing along each day we will have our normal 3 daily winners.
However, the BIG PRIZES -
1st prize is 7 free images for 6 months and a 4 month Guest Design Team Position
2nd prize is a $50 gift certificate to the Bugaboo Stamps Store and a 2 month Guest Design Team Position
3rd prize is a $25 gift certificate to the Bugaboo Stamps Store and a 1 month Guest Design Team Position
Please NOTE for all Grand Prizes, you MUST participate in the entire weeks worth of challenges.
Okay - off to creatin' now that we got all the housekeepin' out of the way!

Today's theme - Jingle all the way.....
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Snowman jingle bell
Papers - MME Prints & Kraft
Tools - MS Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Bling, Stickles, Dimensionals. Doodling & Computer Generated Sentiment

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Christmas in July fun!  It'll be going ALL.WEEK.LONG with a NEW challenge each day!

Join the fun and prizes!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Challenge Submissions:
Crafty Calendar M,1E  July - Christmas in July
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W2) Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas deck the halls

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
And Happy FIRST Independence Day to our little Sunshine!

You can bet we'll be celebrating this Fourth of July with our favorite little firecracker!
Papers - PTI Cardstock, Kraft & Doodlebug Design Prints
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Computer generated sentiment, Dimensionals, BLING & Stickles

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and play along with The Anything Goes Challenge this week.  



AND, get your Christmas STUFF out, because we kick off our Christmas in July Celebration next Saturday, July 11!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Humor me Wednesday - ICE CREAM TIME!!!

Happy Humor Me Wednesday from the designers of The Bug BlogBugaboo Stamps!

What might we be celebrating this first day of July??
Well, Summer is definitely here in my neck of the woods - although it seems like we've had more rain than sunshine.....
Before I got to today's Humor Me Holiday, I wanted to tell you about out CHRISTMAS IN JULY CELEBRATION that is coming up!

Well, today is officially Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day.  So, why not celebrate with this little ditty and a bowl of your FAVORITE Ice Cream.  I think I'll have a little bit of my pregnancy favorite, Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie....YUMMO!

Of course, this is for Livy's Memory Box.  :)

Papers - PTI Cardstock, Doodlebug Design print (can you say YUMMY Ice Cream)
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Ribbon, Dimensionals & BLING

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other fun and bizarre holidays the team is celebrating this week.  Might find a new HOLIDAY that is WORTH celebrating!  

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Oldie But Goodie @ The Bug

It's an Oldie But Goodie Thursday at The Bug Blog.

Today I thought I'd share with you the Father's Day card Livy and I made for daddy's first father's day.
While we haven't been to a ball game yet, it's on our agenda!  :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Ava Baseball
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin
Tools - MS Border Punch, Cuttlebug, Nesties
Extra STUFF - BLING, Computer Generated sentiment, computer added Old English D to flag, Ribbon & Dimensionals

Visit The Bug Blog and check out what our other designers created and which oldies they dusted off.  Then you can visit The Bugaboo Stamps Store and add these fabulous oldies to your collection!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Oldies @ The Bug Blog!

Oldie But Goodie Thursday at The Bug Blog - 
So today, I've got this Oldie for our newbie - 
Another month card for Livy's special box (yep, it's starting to get filled up, just like the two, onto three journals that I've kept for her since we found out we were pregnant.)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cupie Baby - Bath
Papers - Doodlebug Design & PTI Cardstock
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles & Dimensionals

Visit The Bug Blog and see what oldies the other girlies dusted off today!
Hugs & Happy Days!


Monday, June 1, 2015

Happy Anything But a Card Monday!

At The Bug Blog every Monday, we have our Anything but a Card creations!  

Well, today I created something that would be a good accompaniment to a card - SUPER CUTE - Bugaboo-a-fied Address Labels.

This one is the 'Birthday' version.  I think I created ones for darn near EVERY holiday.  There's so many CUTE Bugaboo images, it's not hard at all to do! 

Papers - Avery Address Labels
Extra STUFF - GIMP to color image, Computer to generate labels & Printer

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other 'thinking outside the box' our designers did for today's ABCs!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Recipe Challenge at The Bug!

It's time for another great Bugaboo, Catch The Bug challenge.  
It's a Recipe Challenge
I picked recipe #3 - Image, Die Cut & Bling
This is another card for Livy's memory box....her 8 month birthday!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cherries
Papers - PTI Cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties Die
Extra STUFF - Stickles & Ribbon

Come join the fun - you've got the chance to choose from three different recipes and you have the chance to WIN one of three prizes if you play along!  

Sounds like Recipe enough for me to play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!




Thursday, May 21, 2015

Oldie Bug Goodie @ The Bug

Yep, another GREAT OLDIE to share with you today!! :)

This one is for one of the kiddos in our family who celebrated her 17th birthday earlier this month!
She was 5 when she was the flower girl in our wedding....how time flies!

Happy Birthday Claire!
 Image - Bugaboo Stamps - chickz - happy birdday chickie
Paper - Doodlebug Design print, PTI Cardstock
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Doodling & Stickles

Head on over to The Bug Blog and check out the other Oldies that the girlies dusted off.  I'm sure like me you'll be adding more 'must haves' to your wish list!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

BINGO with Bugaboo

It's a BINGO Saturday at Bugaboo Stamps.

So, I thought I'd share with you my little something.
Every month on her month birthday, since Livy was born, I've created a card for her that we write in.  All the new & cute things she's done that month and put it in her special keepsake box.

Because my crafty time is SO limited with a new baby, I've kept these cards simple but special for her.  At some point when she's older she can go through her keepsake box and read all the notes her daddy and I have written to her over the years!

This was a simple one I put together for her after our first month together as a family.
Paper - White Cardstock, PTI Cardstock & Doodlebug Design print
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles & Dimensionals

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join in the Anything Goes fun.  You can't win if you don't play along!

Hugs & Happy Days!


Monday, May 11, 2015

In the Kitchen.....

We make lots of YUMMY stuff!!!  

If you're a follower, you KNOW we LOVE to cook and create yummy things in our kitchen.
Well, last Summer/Fall, before our baby girl was born, we made our annual Freezer Jam!  :)
Can you say YUMMO?!

We made white peach, white peach/raspberry and strawberry/raspberry.  Yep, YUMMO!!  

Of course with these yummy freezer jam jars, they needed just a LITTLE bit more.....and that's where we came up with the Freezer Jam labels that we attached to the jars with raffia.


The beautiful thing - this fabulous little image from Bugaboo Stamps that we used for the label!
Pretty cute, huh?
A perfect fit since today is an Anything but a Card day at The Bug Blog!
Paper - White Cardstock, Bazzill Magenta Cardstock
Tools - Nesties & Cuddlebug
Extra STUFF - Raffia

I cut these little labels out with one of my round nesties, and then added a scalloped background to it, punched a hole and threaded the raffia through - tied it around the band of the jar, and voila!  Instant cuteness!

Of course, I completely FORGOT to take photos of these cute little labels on the jam jars with the raffia.  At that point, I blamed EVERYTHING on pregnancy brain, so we'll leave it at that!  I'll be sure to REMEMBER to take the pictures this summer!!

I'm SO looking forward to this summer's freezer jam with Livy, her Grandma Horses and I.  What a fun weekend it will be.  Thank goodness for my hubby that Major League Baseball will still be going on, and that'll be just about the time for College football to kick off.  :)  As long as we keep the snacks coming for him, he's all good with whatever crazy we're creating in the kitchen!  :)

Be sure to pop over to The Bug Blog and check out all the other wonderful Anything but a Card projects.  Be inspired!

Hugs & Happy Days!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bugaboo New Release

What a lovely new release for Spring!
This Make a Wish Dandelion is perfect for so many things.

The original sentiment says Make A Wish - however I made a slight sentiment adjustment as this card is for our little Sunshine.  The Inside says "And YOU came true!"
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Make a Wish Dandelion
Paper - Cardstock
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Pearls & Stickles

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other amazing creations the ladies made with this wonderful new image.  Then head over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and add this little ditty to your collection.

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Anything Goes @ Bugaboo!

Must be the first Saturday of the month!  
Why do I say that?  Because it's an ANYTHING GOES challenge Saturday at The Bug Blog!
WOO HOO!

Livy's Grandpa celebrated a birthday last month, so I thought I'd share with you today his Birthday card, complete with the "Happy Birthday Grandpa" sentiment!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Turtle Birthday Cupcake
Papers - PTI Cardstock, Kraft & Miscellaneous print
Tools - Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extras - CANDI, Computer generated sentiment, Dimensionals & Stickles

I love this little image AND this layout!  Heck, I even broke out the embossing folders.  Most of those haven't seen the light of day in MONTHS!!!

Be sure to Join the Bugaboo fun this week - Remember - Anything Goes! 
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Humor Me Wednesday - FUN DAY!

So today at The Bug Blog is a Humor Me Wednesday.  Nothing like a little humor on a Wednesday to make it through the rest of the week!

Today, I'm celebrating National FUN DAY!
What day isn't FUN when you're CELEBRATING a BIRTHDAY!!!

So here's a little ditty for one of the kiddos in the family celebrating a BIRTHDAY!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cupcake Tray
Papers - Doodlebug Design Print, PTI Cardstock
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Paper Smooches Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink (I think I need to reink my ink pad!), Dimensionals & Stickles

Head on over to The Bug Blog and see what other silly holidays we're celebrating today!
Hugs & Happy Days!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

BINGO @ Bugaboo!

One of my FAVORITE challenges to play along with!

Today my BINGO is - Easter Image, A Border & Pearls

A little Easter ditty for our Baby Girl's first Easter!
Papers - Doodlebug Design, PTI Cardstock & Kraft
Tools - MS Border Punch, Nesties & Cuttlebug
Extra STUFF - Liquid Pearls & Dimensionals

Head on over to The Bug Blog and play along with our BINGO challenge.  You'll be happy you did, especially if you're one of our weekly winners!


Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Get a Laugh @ The Bug Blog

Today my friends is a HUMOR Me Wednesday!
Yes sir'ree, we look for the FUNNY holidays (or sweet ones too) for inspiration.

Well, TODAY I'm finding inspiration in a holiday that can be celebrated this Saturday, March 14.  
Learn about Butterflies Day!

The reason behind this?  Growing up, we use to 'grow' butterflies.  It was a super neat process and Livy's Grandma Horses is excited to share the process with her.  Hence one of Livy's FAVORITE books - The VERY Hungry Caterpillar, complete with a beautiful hand sewn quilt of the same theme that said Grandma Horses made for her before she was born!  

Of course, I digress... :)

Without further ado, here is my "Learn about Butterflies Day" card - complete with sparkle!
Papers - Doodlebug Design & PTI Cardstock
Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug & MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Liquid Pearls, Stickles & Miscellaneous Sentiment - Paper Smooches

Head on over to The Bug Blog and check out what our other uber-talented designers are celebrating today and creating.  You might find a fun 'holiday' you never knew about taking place this week.  There's ALWAYS a reason to celebrate!! :)

As always, you can find the adorable Bugaboo Stamps image used on this project at the Bugaboo Stamps store.  Pop over and check out this image and lots of NEWBIES.  Jodie's got some really great newbies that you'll just fall in love with!  I know I have & can't wait to use them!!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Stella Says Sketch Challenge

Stella's at it again at The Bug Blog!
My take on today's sketch - a little Hoppy Spring card for Baby K!  :)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Spring Bunnies
Papers - Doodlebug Design, Kraft & PTI cardstock
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Twine, Pearls

Care to come join the fun?!  Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Sketchy Fun!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Challenge submissions:
613 Avenue Create - W - #114 Anything Goes/Optional Twist:  Aquamarine
Robyn`s Fetish - W #254 Pearls or Gems
Allsorts W,3E  spring is in the air 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Anything Goes @ Bugaboo

How's about a little Anything Goes at The Bug Blog today??

And here's a little House Warming card that went with a housewarming gift.
Cute & SIMPLE (which seems to be the only kinds of cards I make lately.....).  :)
Papers - Kraft & PTI cardstock
Extra STUFF - Doodling & Dimensionals - Sentiment is computer generated

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes FUN this week.
You never know, YOU could be one of our weekly winners!

WOO HOO!
Hugs & Happy Days!


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!