Friday, December 31, 2010

Welcome Another Sassy Chic

to the Bugaboo Stamps Collection!
This is Dottie and we all just LOVE her!!  You will TOO when you see the ENTIRE EXPANDED set!! 
Let me TELL YOU!!
Isn't she just Sweet & Sassy??
And how about that YUMMY lookin' cupcake?
And even better than a new Sassy Chic in our collection is that Dottie and her yummy lookin' cupcake are FREE! 
Why, because it's FREEBIE FRIDAY of course!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Dottie" Set
Paper - MME, Core Couture & Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch, Nesties & Cuttlebug Embossing
Extra STUFF - BLING, Ribbon from my stash, Stickles, Computer Generated Sentiment & Dimensionals

Dottie is entered into the following Challenges -

Be sure to pop over to The Bug Blog, check out all the Sassiness from our designers there and then RUN on over to pick up your free Dottie (once you see the entire set, I can guarntee you'll want them ALL).
You've still got one more day to join us for the LAST Bugaboo Stamps New Year/Celebration Catch The Bug Challenge.  We kick off in the New Year with a New Challenge tomorrow!!
Wishing you all a Safe and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A New Release to Warm your Tail Feathers....

I'm not sure what the weather is like where you all live, but holy crow, with all the work we've been doin' outside at the farm, can you say BRRRRR?!
Thank goodness in our house we have these wonderful felted slippers to keep our tootsies warm (yep, several people got a fresh pair of felted slippers again this year, including my mom & daddy).
I think this SUPER cute Bugaboo Stamps "Winter Bird" New Release is thinking the same thing - a little warmth to defrost the tail feathers..... 
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Winter Bird" set
Paper - Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Stickles
These are actually FELTING instructions for all of those NEWBIES that got felted slippers for the first time this Christmas.
This cold little bird has been entered into the following challenges -
Be sure to swing by The Bug Blog and then the Bugaboo Stamps store to get your Winter Birds set.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Warm little ABC. . .

Did you have a nice holiday?
Santa left good crafty things under the tree?
Did you get up early and do the day after Christmas shopping?

Well, today's little Anything But a Card at The Catch The Bug Blog would have been perfect for the Hot Cocoa and Coffee you may have been sipping while waiting for those doors to open.

Before Christmas I found a FABULOUS recipe for flavored coffee creamer.  Because I only drink 'Foo-Foo' Coffee (aka - Peppermint Mocha), these flavored creamers are AWESOME in my hot cocoa.  :)
I made two kinds of creamers - Peppermint (Of course) and Chocolated Covered Raspberry (UH, YUMMO!)
This is the Peppermint Creamer.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "November Club Kit" Set
Paper - Core Couture Sparkle Paper
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Ribbon from my stash, Nesties and Super Cute little Milk Bottle from Hobby Lobby

Challenge this cute little ABC has been entered into -
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes

And while I've shared this yummy little ABC that lots of family & friends got in their stocking, I'll quickly share the recipe with you incase you'd like to give it a try.
Peppermint Coffee Creamer
3/4 cup Non-Dairy Coffee Creamer
1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
3/4 cup Confectioners Sugar
1/2 cup Crushed Candy Canes

Chocolate Covered Raspberry Coffee Creamer
3/4 cup Non-Dairy Coffee Creamer
1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa
3/4 cup Confectioners Sugar
1 teaspoon Raspberry Extract
You could make this Chocolate Covered Cherry too with Cherry Extract instead of Raspberry Extract.

Combine and Store in an air tight container.
Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup of coffee/cocoa

 Be sure to check back tomorrow and see the Bugaboo Stamps New Release. 
Super Cute!!  :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I wanted to take the time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and for those of you not celebrating this holiday, I wish you a wonderful Holiday season of time spent making memories with your family and friends.
I hope Santa was good to you all this Christmas - leaving LOTS of crafty supplies under your tree!:)
Of course today is a Challenge Saturday at Bugaboo Stamps Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.
Join us this week for our "New Year/Celebration" Challenge. 
New Year/Celebration you may ask - well, with New Years Eve just a week away, it certainly is a time to CELEBRATE.
Use ribbon, twine, trim and things like that on your card or project.

And to help CELEBRATE the coming of the new year, we'll be offering Bugaboo Stamps Digi Prize packs - If you use a Bugaboo Image on your project, you're eligible for the 7, 4 and 2 image drawings.  If you use other images (which is totally fine too), you'll be eligible for the 4 and 2 image drawings.
Don't forget Jodie always shares freebies every Friday with you - heck you can check out the freebie she shared with us yesterday at Bugaboo Stamps.
In addition to the Bugaboo Stamps digi prize pack, we have a WONDERFUL sponsor this week - Digi's With Attitude.

Digi's With Attitude

Jenny has been so kind offering a $10 CAD gift certificate to one random challenge player! 
Be sure to check out Jenny's fabulous Digi's With Attitude.
So, here's a little Sassy Celebration for today's challenge -

Image - Bugaboo Stamps "JJ Tequila & Shoes" set
Papers - Core Couture Cardstock & Miscellaneous Cardstock from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Ribbon (that has been in my stash F-O-R-E-V-A), Bling, Nesties & Stickles
Challenges this Sauced Party Girl was entered into -
Riley & Co. - Use Glitter/Metallics
Craft Your Days Away - Punch It Out
Aud sentiments - Anything Goes

Be sure to pop over to The Bug Blog and check out all the designers inspiration and from my family to yours, A VERY Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A little decorating Poppi

It's a Happy Oldie But Goodie Thursday at Bugaboo Stamps Catch The Bug Blog!!
I've been trying to wrap up the last of my Christmas Cards - nothin' like taking it right down to the wire!! :)
My nephew just LOVES Penguins, so this little Decorating Christmas Poppi is just a PERFECT Christmas Card for him.  And YES, the entire Christmas Poppi set is this CUTE!!

And if you want to make sure you get a little something in your Christmas stocking, or if you know you're getting a little cash in your stocking that you know is gonna be burning a hole in your pocket, Jodie is having a terrific SALE for one week only - 30% off your entire order.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Christmas Poppi" set
Paper - Paper Studio, Core Couture, Kraft and Cardstock from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Punches - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Ribbon from my stash, Dimensionals, Studio G Sentiment, Stickles and Doodling 

This Poppi is entered in the following Challenges -

Be sure to pop over to the Bugaboo Store and check out all the new fun images and TAKE ADVANTAGE of the SALE!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

See Monkey?

And she's a pretty CUTE Monkey, don't you think?
This little cutie is one of the newly released "More Bobbleheads" set today at Bugaboo Stamps.
Check out the fantastic projects at The Bug Blog that the designers have created - there's another cute little bobblehead image too that the team is showcasing other than this cute monkey. :)
 Image - Bugaboo Stamps "More Bobbleheads" set
Papers - Kraft, Coredinations & SEI Zoo Paper
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Had to Break out the Googley Eyes, Raffia, Bling, Stampendous Monkey Stamp Set (leaves), Zing Embossing powder, Brad & Prima flower (colored w/copics)

This cutie has been entered into the following challenges -
You can pick up this super fun new set at the Bugaboo Stamps store and get to creatin - you know you'll be looking for somethin' to do after Christmas dinner while everyone is in their food coma! :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Minutes to Midnight??

Wow, I can hardly believe that Christmas is less than a week away and New Years Eve isn't too far behind either!  WHERE did the year go???

To hep us celebrate New Years Eve, Shelly has created "Minutes to Midnight" and that my friends is the Marvelous Monday New Release at Shelly's Images today.

Here's my little creation using this fun new image.  Love the clock!!
Image - Shelly's Images "Minutes to Midnight"
Paper - all from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Extra Stuff - Dimensionals, Doodling, Stickles, Studio G Sentiment and Tulle Bow
Be sure to head over to Shelly's Images Blog and see what amazing projects the rest of the designers created - you won't be disappointed and then TODAY, get your copy of "Minutes to Midnight" at a special price at The SI Store.
Can't wait to see what you create with this fun new image!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Food

Happy Saturday - and weclome to another Bugaboo Stamps, Catch The Bug Challenge!!  I don't know about you, but at Christmas in our house there are all kinds of goodies that are made.

I've been making chocolates since the beginning of December.  Last night I made my 'cheater' turtles....Pretzels, Rolos and Nuts all melted together.  YUMMO!  Only chocolate I have left to make is my famous Chocolate Covered Cherries.  Guess I'd better get a move on, huh?

Every year for Christmas we also host a Cookie Exchange with friends and family, complete with a yummy brunch and cookie swapping.
So, why do I mention all this food swapping and Christmas goodies?  Well, today's challenge is a SHOW US YOUR CHRISTMAS FOOD kind of us your creations that include food 'stamps' - make a card with food on it (my favorite kind, and Jodie has some super YUMMY Christmas cupcakes that she released not too long ago), or share with us a Christmas recipe that is a regular in your your creation back to Bugaboo Stamps' Challenge blog, Catch The Bug by December 25 at 6 am EST and be entered into a drawing for three digi prize packs - seven (7) (using a Bugaboo image only), four (4), or two (2) using any image!
Don’t forget you may use any image however to win the top prize you must use Bugaboo - Jodie always has great freebies that she shares too, so be sure to check out the Bugaboo Stamps site so you can be entered for the top prize!!

So, with all the details out of the way, here is a recipe I thought I'd share.  I make this Tomato Bacon Quiche nearly every year for our cookie exchange brunch and there's NEVER anything left.  YUMMO!! 
I've had this funny JJ stamp F-O-R-E-V-A and I'm so glad I got to use it today!!
 Image - Bugaboo Stamps - JJ Baking
Paper - Kraft, Cardstock & TPC foodie paper
Coloring - Copics
Punch - MS Punch
Extra STUFF - Primas, Making Memories striped brad, Crystal effects Glaze, Doodling, Ribbon, dimensionals & stickles

Challenges this project has been entered into:

Don't forget, you've got lots of time to join us for this Bugaboo Stamps, Catch The Bug Challenge and we can't wait to see what kind of yummy FOODIE stuff you have to share!! :)
Tis the season for Christmas GOODIES!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

It's Freebie Friday

And who doesn't love a little bit of Sassy Scarlette from Bugaboo Stamps?
The thing I love about today's "Scarlette Occasions" set - It works for Occasions other than Christmas. 
Like today's freebie - Scarlette could be a "Christmas" Scareltte, or a "Birthday" Scarlette.
I decided on the "Birthday" Scarlette as I needed a birthday card for our friend Kristine.
Pretty Sassy, huh?
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Scarlette Occasions" set 
Papers - Sassy papers from my stash - printed & cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Ribbon from my stash, LOTS O'Bling, Nesties, Computer Generated Sentiment, Doodling and white/sliver pen highlights
Challenges this sassy chic is entered into -
Karber Weekly - Anything goes with a digi
Stamping Vacation - No No Punches
OSAAT - Anything Goes

A great day today because YOU can get yourself this sassy little freebie at The Bugaboo Store.  Be sure too to stop by The Bug Blog and see all the gorgeous projects the desingers created.  Can you say WOW?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oldie But Goodie Gus

I love that it's finally that time of the year that I can get out my Bugaboo Stamps Oldie But Goodie Christmas Gus images. 
Today's Oldie But Goodie image is just that - Christmas Gus 'PIMP MY SLED'.  Of course he's fall under the Crotchety Old Fart title, but today he's our Oldie but Goodie. . . . without the Oldie smell......
We were joking with my dad the other day that we're going to 'Pimp' his hospital bed with Christmas lights and flames.
So, needless to say, this card was for dad!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Gus Christmas - Pimp My Sled"
Papers - ALL from my stash (been there FOREVER!!)
Coloring - Copics
Punches - EK Success
Extra Stuff - Stickles & Dimensionals

So, show us your Oldies and be sure to check back tomorrow at The Bug Blog and see what Newbie Freebie is available tomorrow at The Bugaboo Store.
Don't forget too - you still have time to join us for this week's Winter Wonderland Challenge.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Brats New Release

I just love the Brats that Bugaboo has - the adorable every day brats, the Halloween Brats and accessories Jodie created at Halloween, well hold on to your seat, here come the New Release Christmas Brats, complete with their own Christmas accessories.
With the snow we got the past few days (8 inches here), and the Christmas decorating we've been doing,
The new little Christmas Elf Brat and the Ornament accessories are just PERFECT! 

Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Christmas Brats & Accessories"
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Print, Core Couture, Kraft and Cardstock from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Tools - i-Rock
Punch - Fiskars Punch
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Bling, Nesties, Dimensionals, Stickles and Doodling

You can get your Christmas Brats and Accessories today over at The Bugaboo Stamps Store, they're just too adorable.  I know I'll be using a few of these little cuties for some of the little cuties in our family.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the designers did with this cute image by stopping by The Bug Blog!  Talk about Holiday Inspiration!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Do you Hear the Music?!

Today at Shelly's Images, Music is in the Air with a Marvelous Monday New Release musical instrument - this super cool Clairnet image - this image takes me back to my days in the middle school band.  I played the Clairnet (I wanted to play the flute or drums).  I played the Clairnet for just a few years and then decided it wasn't for me and continued on with my piano playing which I still do today.

Funny though, a few years ago, my dad and I have this little 'Gotch ya' game we play (there's a long story behind the game, but I'll save that for another time) - it involves $10 and the way it is shuttled back and forth between the two of us.  That particular year it happened to come back to me in the form of quarters in my old clairnet case, complete with well aged clarinet enclosed.  That story makes me smile.
You can get your Clairnet image today only for a discount at Shelly's Images.  Be sure to pop over to the SI Blog too and check out the AMAZING projects some of the design team girlies created too!

ABC at Bugaboo

I've seen many many wonderful ATC cards, but never participated in an ATC swap until I guest designed for Bugaboo in October.  I was lucky enough before I became a full time designer to particpiate in this super neat swap.
Just last week I got happy mail that had ALL the ATC's from the designers that participated.
WHAT a FUN FUN FUN swap!!  I always thought these designers projects ROCKED from the photos I saw on their blogs, but HOLY COW, to see their work in person - WOW WOW WOW! 
I can't wait until we do another one I had so much fun with this one!!
So, here is the ATC I did for the holidays -
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "November Digi Club Kit" Set
Paper - SEI stripes and Bazzill CS
Coloring - Copics
Cricut - From My Kitchen Card used to cut Cookies, Oven Mit & Rolling Pin
Cuttlebug - Snowflake Embossing Folder
Extra STUFF - Flat backed BB's and Dimensionals
Turned out pretty cute, huh?

This ATC is entered in the following challenges -
Can't wait to get involved in another one of these swaps!
Be sure to pop over to Bugaoo and check out the new images that Jodie has been creating - Crabby Cathy's Christmas set arrived this past Friday - a Freebie to get you hooked and the rest of the crabby set for you.
AND, tomorrow is new release day, so you won't want to miss the new release tomorrow (and all the fabulous projects the designers created!!)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland....

We don't have much snow yet here in Michigan - which on days I have to drive more than 5 minutes I'm VERY thankful for, but I love having snow at Christmas!!  We're due for a 'big' storm tonight into tomorrow - NOTHING like some places along the lakes of the Great Lakes have had (4 feet in some places - WOW!)

And today's new Winter Wonderland Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps Catch The Bug Challenge Blog makes me think of snow.  Plus, you have to have good packin' snow for a good ole' fashion snowball fight!  :D
When was the last time you bundled up and had yourself a snowball fight until you laughed so hard you couldn't breathe?  My hubby and I usually have about one a winter (it takes that long to get warm AFTER all the snow has been thrown!)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "A Kids View - Winter" set
Paper - Stash Cardstock and Cosmo Cricket Christma paper (yep, last year's stuff :)
Coloring - Copics
Punch - EK Success
Extra STUFF - BLING & Stickles, Snowflake Brads from my stash, doodling and Nesties

Challenge the Snowball fight is entered into -
It's super simple to join us for this week's Catch The Bug Blog Winter Wonderland Challenge - Create a card with BLING & GLITTER, post it on your blog and share it with us over at The Bug Blog.
If you use a Bugaboo Image (Crabby Christmas Cathy graced us yesterday as a freebie at The Store), you have the chance to win 7, 4 or 2 Bugaboo Images of your choice.  If you chose to use another image, you're still eligible for either 4 or 2 Bugaboo images of your choice. 
So, whatever way you create, come join the Winter Fun!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oldie But Goodie -

It's an Oldie Bug Goodie day at Bugaboo Stamps - These Marshmallow Snowman were some of the first Bugaboo Images I fell in love with nearly a year ago when I found Bugaboo Digi's. 
 And today I FINALLY got to use one....I know, can you believe I've never used one of these cute snowmen??
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Marshamallow Snowman set
Paper - My absolute FAVORITE Crate Paper Christmas Stack, Core Couture Blingy & Miscellaneous Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Punches - MS Punch
Extra Stuff - Dimensionals, Buttons from my stash, Stickles, Chestnut Roan Ink and Studio G Sentiment

This card is entered in the following challenges -
You've still got a little time to join us this week for the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Bugaboo Stamps Challenge Blog - Catch The Bug.  You don't want to miss out on the challenge - you have the chance to win some super cute Bugaboo Images of your choice!!
We can't wait to see what you create!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dear Santa...

Can you believe we're less then three weeks away from Christmas?!  Holy Cow, where did the year go?!
To help you get ready, today's Bugaboo Stamps New Release is this Super Cute Stocking Santa.  Isn'the just adorable?!  And if you're like me and WAY BEHIND on making Christmas cards, he'll be the perfect addition to your holiday digi-stamp collection and the perfect image to grace the front of your Christmas cards this year!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Stocking Santa Set
Paper - Miscellaneous print and Cardstock from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Punches - EK Success and Fiskars

Be sure to pop over to The Bug Blog and see what fabulous creations the rest of the designers created and then head over to The Bugaboo Store and check out the rest of the set - you surely won't be disappointed!! :) 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Anything Goes at Bugaboo!!

Happy Saturday and welcome to this week's Catch The Bug Challenge - this week we are doing our Anything Goes! Join us and show us your fantastic projects. You can use use any image however to win the top prize you must use Bugaboo.  This week Jodie's given us a super cute little Christmas Teddy Freebie (she gives us awesome freebies every Friday).  You can get it at The Bugaboo Stamps Store.

So, what can you win?
Make a project and post a link to it on Bugaboo Stamps challenge blog, Catch the Bug, by 12/11/10 at 6:00 AM EST to be entered a random drawing for three digi prize packs - seven (7) (using a Bugaboo image only), four (4), or two (2) using any image!

Stop by the Bug Blog and see what fabulous projects the rest of the designers created.  You won't be disappointed.  Plus, when you get a chance to win some super cute Bugaboo Images of your choice, how can you not want to join is?

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Bugaboo Christmas!

Who doesn't love an adorably cute Bugaboo Stamps digi to get you into the holiday spirit?!
Today Jodie is releasing the Christmas Teddy set - No, not the sassy kind of teddy to go with the lepoard print High Heels that were released on Tuesday, but rather the cute and snuggly kind of teddy you just want cuddle with them (of course, right after you're finished trimming the tree......).
Image - Bugaoo Stamps "Christmas Teddy" set
Papers - Crate Paper 6x6 stack & Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Punch - EK Success Scallop
Extra STUFF - Nesties (if you haven't been to HL for their 50% off Nesties sale with RAIN CHECKS available, RUN, don't Walk!!), Tulle, Stickles, Bling and Dimensionals.

This snuggly cutie is entered in the following challenges -

Don't forget you've still got time to join us for this weeks Black Friday Challenge at The Bug Blog- A FUN challenge with a chance to win Freebies - that's enough for me to join in!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

On The Second Day...

of Christmas at Shelly's Images we're celebrating with Christmas Goodie recipes.
Be sure to visit Shelly's Images and join us in sharing a recipe for your favorite Hoilday Sweet Treat recipe.
Of the recipes entered, we'll randomly choose one winner to pick a free Shelly's image of their choice.

Oldie But Goodie...

So I spent the night at the farm last night and it always makes me think of growing up riding horses (AND cleaning up after them).  So for today's Bugaboo OBG I thought I'd share a favorite - The Wee Ones COWBOY.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Wee Ones Cowboy Set
Papers - Paper Studio prints and Cardstock
Coloring - Magic Colored Pencil Technique
Extra STUFF - Acetate, Googley Eyes, Suede Fringe, Computer Generated sentiment, Flat backed BB's, Nesties (Scalloped Square), Studio G Stamps, Black Ink and Paint
This Cutie Patootie Cowboy is entered into the following Challenges –

Be sure to stop by the Catch The Bug Blog and take a look at all the fabulous creations my fellow designers have created and add a few to your wish list . . . . that's what ALWAYS happens when I look at all the OBG cards!!
AND, since today is only the second day of December, be sure to check out the new December Club Digi Kit - here's a little pic of the new images. 


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st Means....

A new Digi Club Kit from Bugaboo Stamps!!!
And how Stinkin' cute are the new images in the December Kit??
You can get yours right now by popping over to the Bugaoo Stamps Store - PLUS - everyone who purchases the December Digi Club kit will be put in a drawing to WIN the January Digi Club Kit for FREE!!!
I don't know about you, but I'm runnin' right over to get mine!!!
Tis' The Season! 

12 Days of Christmas at Shelly's Images

WOW, can you believe it's already December 1st??
I'm beginning to panic a bit.  That's less than 24 days of Christmas shopping left! 
And only 24 days of Christmas CREATING left!

Join us for the next 12 days at Shelly's Images for our take on the 12 Days of Christmas - The Crafty Days!
If 12 days of a crafty Christmas doesn't get you in the mood, I don't know WHAT will!!
There's no Partridges in a Pear Tree here!!!

And better yet - TODAY is the Frist Day of our 12 days - so scoot on over to Shelly's Images and join us.  There will be celebrating, holiday sharing, holiday recipes and heck, even PRIZES to be WON!