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 seen...so 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!



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oldie but Goodie @ Bugaboo - Cute Baby Edition

It's an Oldie But Goodie Day over at The Bug Blog and the little oldie I'm going to share with you is definitely a goodie and for our new arrival who will be here in just a matter of weeks!

Our baby girl has been a kicker since the first time we saw her - she kicks every time we have an ultra sound, so because we haven't decided on a name quite yet (we're down to 2 that will go to the hospital with us), we affectionately call her "Ninja Baby" when the arms and legs begin flailing.
What little Ninja Baby doesn't a custom Ninja Baby Onsie?  :)0
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - AKV Ninja 1
Tools - GIMP to color and organize image & text, Iron on paper & Iron

It was that simple - apologies for all the wrinklies in the picture, when I took this photo, the baby clothes hadn't made it to the laundry yet.....have no fear though, we're all washed & ready to go now!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by - be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other oldies the design team girlies have dusted off.
Hugs & Happy Days!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Anything But a Card Monday at Bugaboo

A little ABC for you today at The Bug Blog.
With our new addition scheduled to arrive in less than 6 weeks, we've got a fair share of onsies that have started filling her closet.  There is NO SUCH thing as a plain onsie!  Nope, not in this house! 

So, here is one of many you'll be seeing.  Since my daddy isn't here to celebrate this exciting addition to our family (thought we know he had a little something to do with this from his perch in heaven).  It was only fitting that this be one of her first onsies.  Her guardian angel in heaven.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Wee One Boy Angel - Jumping Stars
Extra STUFF - Carters Onsie, GIMP to color image, Printer & Iron On Paper

Pretty stinkin' cute, huh?
Be sure to stop back by - we'll have a bunch more of these cuties for our little cutie to share soon!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

And the Winner is....

DRUM ROLL please......

HOLLY HUGHES

Holly - please leave me a comment with your email address (I will have my moderation turned on so no one will see your addy) and I will get you the digi straightaway.

Congrats and THANKS TO EVERYONE who celebrated the 2014 Bugaboo Stamps/Catc The Bug Christmas in July week with us!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas in July - Recipe & New Release Challenge

If you're looking for the Bugaboo Stamps, Catch The Bug Blog Hop Post, hop HERE.

Playing along with The Bug Blog & Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July Celebration?

Well, today we have a super cute new release and a RECIPE to go along with this cutie!!

The Recipe - Kraft, Snowflakes & Embossing along with this ADORABLE digi!!!
And without further ado, here is this cutie ornament mouse!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Ornament Mouse
Papers - Kraft, Miscellaneous Cardstock & Crate Paper print from an OLD Christmas stack)
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & Embossing Folder
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Stickles, Dimensionals & BLING

Be sure to bop over and play along with all the Christmas in July challenges at The Bug Blog this week - there's a lot of winnin' at stake if you play along!!! :)

Hugs & Happy Days

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas in July Sketch Challenge

If you're looking for the Bugaboo Stamps, Catch The Bug Blog Hop Post, hop HERE.

If you're back for daytwo of our Christmas in July Celebration at The Bug Blog, you're in the right spot!!!

Today, we've got a sketch to play with courtesy of our very own Scrappy over at The Bug Blog.
This little sweetie will be for our little Jelly Bean for her First Christmas - now all it needs is a little sentiment.  :)
Papers - PTI & Bazzill Cardstock, Kraft & Miscellaneous Pring from my scrappy bin
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dots, Dimensionals & Stickles

Head over and join the fun!!  There's lots you can win if you play along this week!  :)

Hugs & Happy Days!
Challenge Submissions:
Jingle Belles - Christmas Cards w/stuff older than a year old (brad, dp, cs,  stamp)
Simply Create Too - Christmas in July

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Christmas in July Bugaboo Hop

Can you believe it's July and we're CELEBRATING Christmas in July at The Bug Blog?!
Yes sir, this week is all about the Christmas in July!!

You should have hopped here from our great Bugaboo leader, Tammy Millers blog.
If you arrived here out of sheer luck, you'll want to start at the beginning (so you don't miss any of the fabulous Christmas in July inspiration).  Start HERE.

If you're right where you're supposed to be :) Congrats, let's get to hoppin'!

I'm not sure about you, but with a baby on the way in just a few short weeks, getting ahead on Christmas cards is right up my alley!

Along with our Christmas in July Hop today we have our challenge - 
SHOW US YOUR SANTA!
How can you not love this little guy - reminds me of the beach (or at least the drink in his hand does).  :)
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin, PTI cardstock & Kraft
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Velvet Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp

So, what do to next?  

WELL....leave me a comment below.  One lucky commenter will win this cute santa for their collection.
THEN, let's get hoppin......
Your Next Stop will be with the very talented Jen Leeflang

Thanks so much for hoppin' by!  Be sure you play along with us all week!! 

Hugs & Happy Christmas in July Days!
Challenge Submissions:
Art by Miran - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes (*Limit 1 Entry)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Coloring Challenge - At the Beach/Pool