Saturday, January 21, 2017

Bugaboo BINGO

Happy Saturday!  We've got another great challenge for you now that we've wrapped up our week long "Under the Sea" 7th Birthday Celebration.

BINGO
We wanted to keep that 'warm weather feel' for those of us who are FREEZING in our parts of the world right now!  :)


My BINGO for today is this cute Birthday card for my stash!
Pearl, Player's Choice (Stripes) & Embossing
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - BUGBDPUPSET
Papers - Bazzill Cardstock & miscellaneous card base
Tools - Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Nesties
Extra STUFF - Acetate, Glitter for shaker box, Pearls, Dimensionals & Glaze

Be sure to pop over to The Bug Blog and celebrate along - always a chance to win when you join the fun!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps Under the Sea Birthday Celebration - Day 1


The Bugaboo Stamps 7th Birthday 
"Under the Sea" Celebration begins TODAY!!!

We're getting it started with a fabulously fun photo challenge!


Here's my take on the photo challenge - Can't go wrong with the Adorable Ava Mermaid! 
Perfect for our little fish!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Ava Mermaid
Papers - Miscellaneous from my stash including PTI Cardstock & Kraft Paper
Tools - Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Bling, Doodling, Dimensionals, Stickles

The inside of this cutie says "Have a Fin-Tastic Day!"

Be sure to head on over to The Bug Blog and join the fun - you've got all week to play along with our Under the Sea Challenge.  Perfect timing actually - you can whip up all those Birthday cards you'll need for the year in one week!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Humor Me Wednesday

It's time to celebrate National Hot Tea Day!!

Olivia got a little Table and Chairs for Sweetest Day that she absolutely loves.
IKEA Children's Kids Table & 2 Chairs Set Furniture (1)

For Christmas, she got a personalized table cloth from her 'Bama Horses (my mom) along with a Melissa & Doug tea set and cutable velcro fruit which she absolutely LOVES!!!
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Tea Set (17 pcs) - Play Food Accessories  
And you know what that means?

TEA PARTIES!!!!
We have had MORE Tea Parties since Christmas Day than we've ever had before!
You should see my poor husband with his pink tea cup and pink butterfly spoon!  :)  It is too cute for words.

So, we have some friends that will be visiting next weekend for lunch to enjoy the new kitchen and an after Christmas Christmas, so it was only fitting that it was a "Tea Party Luncheon" that we were having!

Tea Party Luncheon Digital Invitation
Celebrating National Hot Tea Day January 12

All digitally created.

Be sure to visit the Bug Blog and see all the other Humorous Holidays our designers are celebrating!
Any, don't forget, have a Spot of Tea tomorrow and celebrate National Hot Tea Day!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

PS - Don't forget, this Saturday we kick off the Bugaboo Stamps 7th Birthday Bash!!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy New Year!

The Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Design Team is back from a marvelous Holiday Vacation and we've got a TON of inspiration for you!
Today is our first of the month, Anything Goes Challenge!

I had the chance to dust off some of my papers and markers after all the remodeling around here (once I unearthed it from the moving boxes and Christmas wrapping paper & gift bags)!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Chickz - Cool Chick
Papers - Miscellaneous PTI & random prints from my scrappy bin
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Stickles, Glaze, Button & Ribbon

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun (and a CHANGE to WIN some great Bugaboo Stamps Prizes!!)

AND - if you haven't heard the news.....
Mark your calendars for next Saturday's kick off to the 7th Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Bash - Under the Sea!  Put on your FINS and splash to the fun with the entire design team!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Holiday Chaos Starts!

At The Bug Blog that is.....our holiday Chaos started WEEKS ago at home!!!  :)


Today, to kick off a weeks worth of Holiday Chaos, we've got an All that Sparkles challenge!
Image result for all that sparkles

Create a project that Sparkles for today and then be sure to check back each day for the next challenge!

There's LOTS to be WON, so don't miss out!!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bug Elf 002
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my bin
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Button, Ribbon, Stickles, BLING & Burlap

Hugs & Happy Days!







Thursday, December 1, 2016

Under Construction - Cabinet Install has begun

So today they started installing the cabinets (we're floored just how quickly this is moving!!).  

We Puffy Heart our new cabinets!!!


Slowly......

Appliances were delivered and are waiting to be installed. :)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Under Construction - Flooring

So the flooring was finished yesterday - quite a difference from the light white washed oak flooring we had before.
Here's the start.....

And here's the floor completed......

Glen and I both LOVE IT!!!  Olivia just loves running back and forth across it!
Isn't it pretty??  :)

Maybe we'll have a new kitchen for Christmas!!  :)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, November 28, 2016

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Today is DEMO Day -

OUT with the OLD kitchen....

BYE BYE kitchen (as Livy would say)

HERE WE GO!!!
Hugs & Happy Days!




Friday, October 21, 2016

Kitchen 2016 Update!

Well, it's official, the cabinets have been ordered and will be here before we know it!
AND, that means, we've finalized the kitchen design.

LOVING this and all the storage space!!
Now to empty the OLD kitchen cabinets, purge and see what NEEDS to stay and what can be donated.

"Donated" is one of Livy's new words, along with "I Wuve Ooo"
Fingers crossed for a tiny bit of crafty time this weekend - have some Halloween things for Livy that I need to get created!
Happy Friday Friends!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wonderful Remodeling!

So, we're busting out the sledge hammers and remodeling our kitchen this fall!

Okay, so not really, no sledge hammers involved, but our contract is I'm sure elated that we have FINALLY after 4 months, decided on a floor plan, cabinet color, countertop, sink and appliances.

WHEW!

After the arrival of Livy and two years into our 3 person family life, we've decided that we're in desperate need of a kitchen remodel.

While the old cabinets are still  in their old location and the new cabinets have not yet arrived, we've got a BUNCH we're doing to get ready for the construction.

Isn't it amazing just how much STUFF you can collect in a kitchen?

The wonderful folks I work with laugh at me as I make my daily stop in our copy rooms for empty boxes to PACK the STUFF in.  

I know we'll be scheduling several pick ups with our local Purple Heart before the project is finished.
The beautiful thing about this project is that it's initiated another project - more purging and organizing of our finished basement and a more function area that includes a play area for Livy.

That being said, I'll be crafting when time (and space allows), but I'm not MIA, just digging out of the stacks of boxes of donations (and trying to keep a 2 year old from UNPACKING everything I.JUST.PACKED!  

What a game she thinks it is!

Kitchen will include white cabinets, or white-washed wood floor and a fabulous white/beige/gray speckled Corian.  

We found our new table & chairs - a great dark wood contrast against the light cabinets - 
Isn't this fabulous?
shop Larkspur Gathering Collection Main
I'll be sure to share the progress as things get underway.

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Anything Goes @ The Bug Blog!

Anything Goes at The Bug Blog Baby!!  Especially today!

I've been trying to stock up on cards when the time allows (not much extra of that around these parts lately!).

So, here's a super simple bug I think lovely card to brighten someone's day.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Daisy Vase (Retired)
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Stickles & Bling

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the Anything Goes fun!  Heck, YOU could be one of our weekly winners, JUST BY PLAYING ALONG!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Humor me Wednesday - ICE CREAM TIME!!!

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

What might we be celebrating today?

Well Ice Cream Cone Day of course!

Who doesn't LOVE a good ice cream cone?!
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, September 15, 2016

Oldie But Goodie @ The Bug!

It's an Oldie But Goodie Thursday at the Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps!

This week, I thought I'd share with you Olivia's Second Birthday Invitation (and a few B-day Decor photos too).  She turned two earlier this week - WOW, how the time has flown.  Glen and I can't believe she's two already.

The theme of her party was a Farm Theme.  She has this Little People Barn and Farm animals she got for her first birthday that she just loves!

Papers - All Digital Images I found for free online.


This is her cake - Isn't it adorable?!

We took pictures with our guests in front of her Happy Birthday sign & "Barn Doors".
Complete with Cowgirl & Cowboy Hats and Bandanas.
Tables included Red Table Cloths, Burlap and Sunflower Center pieces, complete with Farm Animals and the Number "2" (cut with my cricut...had to dust that off!  Whew!)
Our Entry way, complete with a Thank You, Sunflowers and Livy's "This Ain't my first Rodeo" sign 
Close up of the Sign we made (cricut got a REAL workout for this birthday!)
Sunflowers & Red/White Check Mason Jars 

So, that's a snapshot of last weekend at our house!  What a celebration we had!

And last, but not least, a lovely picture Livy & Glen took of me! Livy loves the camera and takes some pretty good pictures!


Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and check out the other oldies that the designers dusted off this week.  You'll fall in love with them, I'm sure!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!








Thursday, September 1, 2016

Oldie But Goodie Thursday @ The Bug Blog!

HOW is it already September 1?!  HOW HOW HOW??

That means, in less than 2 weeks, Miss Olivia turns 2!!!
HOW HOW HOW is THAT possible?!
It seems like we just brought her home from the hospital yesterday!  :)

Well, today IS September 1 and it's ALSO an Oldie But Goodie Thursday!  

My Oldie - this adorable little Kidz image - perfect on a card from Olivia to her Grandpa K who is a retired fisherman!  

Image - Buagboo Stamps - Kidz Fishing
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin, including PTI cardstock
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Stickles, BLING, Doodling & Dimensionals

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today and see what other Oldies are being dusted off.

Then, be sure to check back tomorrow for our Friday Freebie!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Oldie But Goodie Thursday

We're back - the team is back after our summer vacation and of course, we're back with lots of fun for you!

Today's Oldie But Goodie Thursday - I thought I'd share one of the many graduation parties I created this summer.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Ava Grad - Diploma (and additional Congrats paper)
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my stash
Extra STUFF - Sentiment, Diploma and Star stamps from my stash, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Silver ink

Be sure to visit the Bug Blog and check out all the Oldies the team dusted off for today and be sure to check back tomorrow for our Friday Freebie AND our newest challenge on Saturday!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, August 1, 2016

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!