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!

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!