Saturday, February 26, 2011

What's Fun, Green & Sketchy?

A Saturday Challenge with Bugaboo!
Yep, read the funnies section of the paper this am and they always have the silly kids jokes -hence the 'joke'. :)
Welcome to this week's Catch The Bug Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
So, what's the challenge this week you ask?
The color Green & A Sketch
And what a perfect digi to use for a Green challenge - none other than the Shamrock Wearin' Quick Tongued Stella!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Stella"
Papers - Reminisce & Coredinations
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success punch & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Plastic 'gold' coins, Computer Generated Sentiment, Doodling, Stickles & Smooch

So, check out the sketch over at The Bug Blog and join us for your chance to be a winner this week - you could win seven, four or two Bugaboo Images of your choice.
We can't wait to see what you create!!!
Hugs & Happy Days! 
This Crabby Broad in Green has been entered into the following Challenges -

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Who Loves Tuesdays?

Happy New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps!
If you haven't had a chance to stop over and see some of the wonderful new digi's that Jodie has added to her collection, you don't want to miss out.
Ava & Deacon have been one of my favorite collections since they've come out and today, Jodie is adding more Ava & Deacon cuties to the collection.
This Ava Shamrock is just perfect for St. Paddy's Day, don't you think?
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Ava & Deacon" set
Papers - Coredinations & Reminisce
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch & Nesties
Extra Stuff - Doodling, BLING, Dimensionals, Smooch & Computer Generated Sentiment
You can pick up the entire new set today at the special 'set' price at The Bugaboo Store.
Be sure to pop over to The Bug Blog and see all the wonderful projects the team designed today!
 Hugs & Happy Days!
This cute Shamrock wielding lady has been entered into the following challenges -

Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's another Hambo Hoedown

Week 3 of the Hambo Hoedown
This week's theme was my favorite place - THE BEACH!  We were supposed to use blues, brown & tan.
So, here's my stab at it - - -
Image - Hambo Stamps "Pelican"
Papers - Archivers, Coredinations & Kraft
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch, Nesties & Embossing folder
Extra STUFF - Bling, Stickles, Color Box Ink, Dimensionals, Smooch, Raffia and Computer Generated Sentiment
The Sentiment says - Some Days You're the Pelican and Some Days You're the Fish...
Inside it says - Here's hoping for MORE Pelican Days!
Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dawg Day at Bugaboo!

Have I told you how much I love Fridays - You bet - it's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps!
And today, Bugaboo has gone to the Dawgs, oops I mean Dogs - Must have been all that American Idol last night we watched - good ole Randy Jackson and his 'Dawg'!
You have to love the Itchy Dogs!
Well, welcome the newest Itchy Dogs to the Dawg Pound!!
Isn't he cute & cuddly?  Almost reminds me of my mom & dad's dog Royy that can't seem to cuddly close enough with you!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Itchy Dog" set
Papers - Basic Grey, MME and CS
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Sewing
Extra STUFF - Studio G Sentiment, Doodling, Ribbon from my stash & Dimensionals

So, need a cute Itchy little addition to your digi collection - you can get this cute little guy for FREE over at Bugaboo Stamps.  Be sure to stop over and see some of the amazing works of art from the design team too at The Bug Blog.
Hugs & Happy Days!
This itchy guy has been entered into the following challenges -

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday at Shelly's Images!

Have you been over to Shelly's Images lately?  Well, today's Thursday and you know what that means?
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenges!
This week - SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!!

Know what that means?  SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!!
Join us over at Shelly's Images now for your chance to WIN WIN WIN a Shelly's Images digi!
Hugs & Happy Days!


We don't need No Stinkin' Directions!
Click your ruby red slippers together and repeat "there's no place like home, there's no place like home.."
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "A Little Bit of Oz" set (Lion & Tin Man)
Papers - Core Couture & Kraft
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder; EK Success Punch; Nesties, Paper Piercing & Cricut
Extra STUFF - Computer Generated sentiment, Color Box Ink, Stickles

Be sure to follow the yellow brick road and stop and ask directions over to Bugaboo Stamps to get your Little Bit of Oz set!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dottie - My Kind of Girl!

This new Bugaboo Dottie release (and the entire set) is RIGHT up my alley and I'm sure you'll AGREE!
How can you argue with a sassy chickie like this wielding her own Copics?!
If you loved the first set of Dottie's, you won't be disappointed with this set either!! :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Dottie" set
Papers - Basic Grey, Doodlebug Designs & Bazzill CS 
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Computer generated Sentiment, Recollections Bling, Doodling & Dimensionals

Roll on over to the Catch The Bug blog and see what wonderful creations the design team has created and then off to the Bugaboo Store to get your set! :)

Hugs & Happy Days!
This Sassy Chickie has been entered into the following challenge:
Karbers Weekly - Digi & Birthday theme

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bee Mine - Valentine!

Happy Valentine's Day again!  Holy cow, I'm already up to 3 posts today - CRAZY!!
I wanted to wait until a little later in the day to post this card since it's for my hubby (and I didn't want him to see it here before he saw it in person).  :D
I've had this little Bee from Bugaboo Stamps printed out for some time and finally yesterday after some good crafty-creatin' time, got to put together a little card for my hubby.
Quite different from the Sassy NC -17 Birthday Card he got from me in October. 
This one is Rated G!
I just love this little Bees set from Bugaboo - there are 7 very functional options - Valentine's Bees, Birthday Bees, Bee Happy Bees and Bees with Flowers to name a few!
Perfect for birthdays or Thinking of you cards!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Bees"
Paper - Paper Sutdio, Black CS and Core-dinations
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nesties & Fiskars Corner Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stickles and BLING
While you're making your stop over at the Bugaboo Store, be sure to check out the Clyde Freebie - it was posted a little late because poor Jodie was having NIGHTMARE computer troubles on Friday.  You'll love the cute little Clyde freebie (ADORABLE) and most likely, the entire set - I've already picked up all 7 of them!
Hugs & Happy Days - And a little Chocolate too!

This little buzzing cutie has been entered into the following challenges -


We're wrappin' up the Blog Hop Winners for this weekend's Friendz with He{ART} Crop and wow, all I can say is THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by, Blog Hopped and Cropped with us!
What a terrific weekend!!

My Blog Hop Winner is -
#13 Jessica

Congrats Jessica! 
Please PM me through the Scrap-Friendzy site with your address and I'll get your RAK in the mail!

Don't forget - you have the ENTIRE month to continue to play along with the Scrap-Friendzy Friendz with He{ART} Crop Challenges and the chance to be a winner!
Hugs & Happy Valentine's Day!

Hambo Hoedown!

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Can I just say - I NEVER win, but ONCE in a great while I do!
I was chosen as the
for Week One!

Can I tell you WHY this is SO Funny on SO many different levels?
1)  Grew up in the sticks
2)  Grew up riding horses (not for the prissies or the sissies)
3)  Grew up participating in 4-H (which was for 'country' kids)
We always used to joke about Hoedowns (and cow tipping - but that's for another time)- so the fact that I get to post a winner button that says-

Yep, VERY easily amused here!

You might be asking yourself - what is this Hambo Hoedown?
Well, head over to the Hoedown blog and check it out - each week there is a different image & theme. When you participate you get a Hambo free image to work with for the next week - and heck, you might even be picked as a Queen of the Hoedown like MOI!

Here's my entry for Week Two - how cute is this little crazy eyed monster? 
Image - Hambo "Eyed Monster"
Papers - Daisy Bucket & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Googley Eye, Rick Rac, Heart Brads, Stickles, Dew Drops Ink and Doodling 

Week Two is underway and you've got till tomorrow to get your project together and get entered, so get your cowboy boots on and head on over to the barn - this is a Hoedown you're not gonna wanna miss!
Hugs & Happy Days!
This googley eyed monster (and we KNOW how I love Googley eyes) is entered into the following challenges -

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scrap-Friendzy Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Happy Day before Valentine's Day and MY challenge for this weekend's Scrap-Friendzy "Friendz with He{ART} crop!
Today we're playing Valentine's Day Tic Tac Toe - pick your tic tac toe - horizontal, diagional or vertical and create create create! :)
Here's the little creation I put together using my vertical tic tac toe of Heart Brads, Romantic Lace and a Love Sentiment - So pleased with the way it turned out. :)  An adorable card for my adorable niece.
 A little up close photo so you can see some of the details.
 Image - Bugaboo Stamps "January Club Kit"
Papers - Daisy Bucket Hearts & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nesties Oval & Scallop; EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Prima Flower (colored w/copics), Misellaneous lace trim, Heart Brads (JoAnn), Dimensionals and Studio G Sentiment

Here's hoping you have a WONDERFUL Valentine's Day with the special people in your life!
Be sure to join us at Scrap-Friendzy for the Friendz at He{ART} crop too - the crop ends tonight, but you have the ENTIRE month to finish all the wonderful challenges AND WIN prizes!! :)
Hugs & Happy Days!
This little cutie has been entered into the following challenges -

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Different Foldin' at The Bug Blog!

Are you like me and don't venture too far from the standard 'fold' of your cards?  While they always look fabulous, have you ever thought about trying a DIFFERENT FOLD?

Well guess what, THINK NO MORE - this week's challenge at Catch The Bug is just that -

What does that mean?  None of your 'standard' folded in half cards - make it a bit more CHALLENGING.  :)

Today I decided I'd try this neat little flap fold card. 
I found the step by step tutorial on Split Coast Stampers.
Pretty cute, huh?
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Jesse Bear"
Paper - Cosmo Cricket & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nesties
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Dimensionals, Doodling & Velcro for the closure
I left the sentiment off on this one because I'm not quite sure how I'll use it yet.  Might be a thinking of you card for my Grandma Joy who is recovering from a broken leg or for a friend of mine to say hi.

So, try a little something new today - I'd love to see all the neat DIFFERENT folds out there.  Post your project on your blog and be sure to link it back to The Bug Blog linky.  
As always, if you play, you've got the chance to WIN some Bugaboo Freebies (and if you haven't been to the store lately, HOLY CHRISTMAS - you've been missin' some SUPER DUPER CUTE digis!
Hugs & Happy Days!
This sweetly folded project is entered into the following challenges -
OSAAT - Anything Goes (Use a Digi)

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Stampin' with the Dragon - Anything Goes

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Always in My Heart

Happy Oldie But Goodie Day from Bugaboo!!
Today is one of the many fun days of being on the design team - going thru all the wonderful Bugaboo Images that we've accumulated and using one of our Oldies but Goodies (don't get me wrong, I love new releases and freebies too!)
So, today, because I'm SO far behind with Valentine's Day cards, I picked out one of the super cute Valentine Basket critters!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Valentine Baskets - Kitty"
Paper - Daisy Bucket & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nesties & iRock
Extra Stuff - Hero Arts Sentiment, BLING, Doodlebug Design Border, Dimensionals

This card will likely go to one of the kiddos in our life.  I know she'll love it! :)
Do you have a FAVORITE Oldie from Bugaboo??
Hard to pick just ONE isn't it?!
Hugs & Happy Days!
This cute basket of Love is entered into the following challenges -

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Friendzy Hoppin'

Welcome to the
Friendz with He{ART}
Scrap-Friendzy Blog Hop!

We're so happy that you have joined us!!
You should have arrived here from our uber-talented Scrap-Friendzy leader Amy's blog.  If you arrived by mistake, start HERE to join in all the Blog Hoppin' Fun before we Kick off Our Friendz with He{ART} Crop this Friday.
If you're not a member of Scrap-Friendzy - what are you waiting for?. 
You can join us for free, be inspired and INSPIRE us too! 
Whether you're a Scrapbooker or a Card Maker, we'd love to have you join us HERE
You really don't want to miss out - especially with all the FUN, Inspiration and PRIZES we have up our sleeves for this weekend!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I'm trying to get together my HE{ART} cards for the kiddos in our family.  Here's one of this years Heart Day Cards!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "January Digi Club Kit"
Paper - Daisy Bucket & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nesties
Extra STUFF -  Smooch, Hero Arts Sentiment, Ribbon & Dimensionals
Don't forget to leave a comment here below on this post and on each stop along the blog hop.  By finishing the blog hop, your name will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize!

BUT, it gets better!!!  Not only is Scrap-Friendzy giving a prize away for makin' all the stops while hoppin, I'm givin' away a RAK too!!  You only have to do two things...1) Become a follower of my blog and 2) Post about the Scrap-Friendzy Blog Hop on your blog, your Facebook, or any other place that allows it!! Link it back here in the comment box below. Each place you post gets your name put in another time!! Easy as Pie!!!
Leave your comment below by Sunday, February 13th.
I'll use to pick a winner.
Winner will be announced on Monday, February 14th.

Thanks for hoppin' by and joining the fun today - our next stop on the hop is Jenny.
Off you Hop!
Hugs & Happy Days -
This He{ART} day card has been entered into the following challenges -

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Release from Bugaboo

Today's Tuesday and you know what that means?!
New Release from Bugaboo Stamps!!
Because of my lack of planning, I don't have a project for you today, but I WILL share with you the super cute images Jodie's got together.
The New Release is the Prince and Cinderella from February's Digi Club Kit and if you're a Cinderella fan like I am, you'll want to get your hot little hands on the entire kit!

 And, as they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree - Jodie's Daughter Skye has a cute little set that is being released today too - Skye's Alexis.  You'll definitely want to check them all out!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweet Anything But A Card

It's Monday today (I'm hearing the collective GROAN that it's Monday).
Yep, I haven't had enough caffeine either this morning!
However Monday is a good day - It means were just a few short hours away from a New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo Stamps AND that today is Anything But a Card Day.
And since today is the last ABC Monday before Valentine's Day, I'm going to share with you a SWEET Anytyhing But a Card project I made.
I took the plastic container my Mango Green Tea Crystal Light mixes came in - I gave up Mt. Dew a month ago today, so this is my new vice.
The container was way too cute to NOT repurpose - so here we go -
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Stella's Calendar Months - Fabruary"
Papers - Recollections, Bazzill & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nestie, EK Success Punch & MS Heart Punch
Extra STUFF - Bling, Stickles, Doodling and Heaat Wire Ribbon from Michaels
We doesn't love a cute container with crabby ole' Stella on it (and filled with yummy gourmet chocolates?!)
My Momma, that's who! :)
Be sure to visit the Bugaboo Store tomorrow - New Release you won't want to miss.  :)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Okay, so we got the huge snow we were supposed to get, and now I'm ready for Spring!  :)
I know, I know, you can never make me happy!

Today at Shelly's Images, you'll understand why I'm ready for spring with today's Marvelous Monday Release - The Birdie Birthday Banner.  When I see this, I think of SPRING, SPRING and SPRING!
Paper - Basic Grey, MME & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Fiskars Punch
Extra STUFF - Flat Back Pearls & Cloud inking (THANK YOU MARION!)

Be sure to flutter on over to The SI Store today and get this fabulous Springy Birthday Image at a Special Marvelous Monday Sale Price!
Yep, it's a good Monday!
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Who doesn't Love a HOEDOWN?!

Well, you have time that you can join the Hoedown at Hambo Stamps - they have a FABULOUS challenge goin' on right now!
Dance your way on over to the Hambo Challenge blog and get your freebie image.  Play along with the theme and the next week, you get another freebie to continue playing along with the new challenge.

Kind of a fun challenge, huh?

So, this week - the theme if FOOTBALL - pretty good timing, don't you think?
Image - Hambo
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Bling, Doodling, Computer Generated Sentiment & Raffia
The inside of the cards says "And look CUTE doing it!"
Girls can Do ANYTHING!! :)
Thanks for stoppin' by today! I hope you have a terrific Sunday and enjoy the Commercials, er, I mean Super Bowl.  We sure will - hubby is SO DIGGING the new tv! :) 

New Release 'Tovers! & A Challenge

Just thought I'd share a Bugaboo New Release 'Tover (as in left-over) from Tuesday that never made it into the Tuesday Post!
It's part of the Skye's Sport Bears collection - Adorable, isn't she?
And because today is Saturday - we're kicking off an ANYTHING GOES Challenge over at The Bug Blog.
So, get your Anything Goes Together and come join us!! 
You don't have the chance to win freebies if you don't play along!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Skye's Sport Bears" set
Papers - Cosmo Cricket, Kraft & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cricut - Sports Mania for Tennis Ball
Extra STUFF - Bling &Computer Generated Sentiment
Need a Bugaboo Image to play with - check out yesterday's "A little Bit of Oz" Freebies that Jodie released yesterday (beware - when you see how cute the freebies are, you'll want the entire set!!) : D
Hugs & Happy Days!
Or as my hubby would say - Happy One Day Before Super Bowl! :)

This cute fashion concsious cutie has been entered into the following challenges -

Thursday, February 3, 2011

OBG - Garden Cats

Happy Thursday!  Back to work today after yesteday's snow day.  I actually worked from home yesterday because quite honestly I would have spent more of the day in the car than I would have spent in the office.
We ended up with a grand total of 10" at our house and 9" at the farm yesterday.  Not a big deal, but when you add in the blowing and drifting, WOAH!  We had a snow drift off our front porch that was waist high on me (I'm short - only 5'1" on a good day), but that's still a pretty deep drift!

So enough with my stories of deep and blowing snow - today is an Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo and I just love the Garden Cats - I hadn't used them in a bit and thought today was as good as any day to put one of these cute fellas on a card!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Garden Cats - Watering Can"
Papers - Cardstock & Recollection dots
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Bling, Doodling & Dimensionals
Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today and see what great projects the rest of the Design Team created.
AND, don't forget to stop back by tomorrow - yep, it's Friday and you know what Friday means??
YEPPERS - Freebie Friday at Bugaboo!
Hugs & Happy Days
This cuddly little cutie is entered into the following challenges -

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 1??

Holy Cow, it's February already?!  Where did January go??
So today, we picked up 5" of snow and are due for another 12+ tonight.  Can I tell you how excited I am to have two snow days?  Well, I've actually been working from home, but at least I didn't have to drive into work with the snow!!

So, to kick off and celebrate February 1st and the First Snow Day of 2011 for us folks in Michigan, Jodie has two New Release sets today at Bugaboo Stamps - Skelekinz and Skye's Sport Bears - both of which are absolutely ADORABLE!!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Skelekinz" set
Paper - Paper Studio, Bazzill & Core Couture
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nesties & EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF -  Bling, Studio G Sentiment, Ribbon & Dimensionals
And on top of that, today the Bugaboo Stamps February Digi kit is available and it's super cute for anyone who has a little princess in their life!!

Take a look at the fabulous projects the design team created with these adorable new releases at The Bug Blog and then be sure to get your hands on yours!!
Don't forget - we've got a new challenge this week too - more details at The Bug Blog (along with a list of prizes!!) 
Hugs & Happy Days!
This cutie is entered into the following challenges -