Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gus in a Boat?

Happy Tuesday!  How about a Standing O for the new Gus Sports collection at Bugaboo Stamps!
Earlier this month Jodie released a fabulous Stella Peeker collection and Stella without Gus is like S'mores without Chocolate!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Gus Sports" Collection with Sentiment
Papers - Kraft, Bazzill & 
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Twine, Flat Backed BB's and Glossy Accents on bottles, life jacket and glasses

Check out The Bug Blog and see Gus in all his wonderful Sports Glory through the eyes of the Design Team - then head on over to the Bugaboo Store and get yours (and check out the rest of the collection too)!
Don't forget too about our Facebook push - if you haven't 'liked' Bugaboo Stamps yet on Facebook, you don't want to miss out - there's freebies and the chance for you and a friend to WIN a $25 gift certificate to The Bugaboo Store.  A GREAT Prize for telling everyone and a friend that you 'LIKE' Bugaboo (we would have had you 'LOVE' Bugaboo on Facebook, but Like was the best we could do).
Hugs & Happy Days!
Gus in all his Fishing Glory has been entered into the following challenges - 
Digi's With Attitude! - SIO - Anything goes challenge
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Patties Creations - 2W, 2E, SIO, must include a stamped image - 2nd week - Summertime, picture inspiration
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2W - Food or drink theme
My Mum's Craft shop - 3E - #11 for a male
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3E, SIO - #19 Fun in the Sun

Monday, June 27, 2011

Dog Gone ABC

It's an ABC Monday and here's a layout for dad's album.

The cool thing - I used one of Bugaboo's Rottweiler Pups, turned it into a file I could cut on a die cutting machine and added the little cutie to the layout of my dad and four of our dogs that I remember as a kid growing up.
Be sure to check with the digi artists before you take and turn their digi images into cut files - it's at the artist discretion because it is their work - so just be sure to check with them first!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps Digi turned Die Cut (Rottweiler Puppy)
Papers - Miscellaneous from my collection, Kraft & Bazzill CS; MM Journal spot
Tools - Die Cutting Machine, MS Punch
Extra STUFF - Thickers for Title, Glossy Accents, Flat Backed BB Bling, Doodling and GOOGLY Eyes

You can pick up this adorable Rottweiler Puppy digi stamp at The Bugaboo Stamps Store (and the entire collection if you want - they're all super cute).

Hugs & Happy Days!
This layout has been entered into the following challenges -
Delicious Doodles - 3E, SIO - Cute & cuddly
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
My Mum's Craft shop - 3E - #11 for a male

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Red White and Blue....

And  a little Ribbon too!
That's today's Saturday Challenge at The Bug Blog.

And what a perfect Bugaboo Stamps digi to use for a Red White and Blue With Ribbon Too challenge!  =)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Fancy Sunbonnets" collection
Papers - DCWV Prints (OLD OLD OLD Summer Stack), Bazzill & Kraft
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Basic Grey Brads, Stickles and Ribbon from my stash

If you're lookin' for another challenge because you're rockin' on all these challenges - come on over to our PCPand CDAC  groups and join us for this week's RECIPE Challenge!  
I'm just amazed at all the FABULOUS entries we've had so far this week and you've got until next Tuesday to defeat this Recipe Challenge!
We can't wait to see what you whip up! 
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, June 24, 2011

HOORAY for Friday!!

And YEAH - our new addition arrived EARLY!!
I'm so lovin' this new camera, I can't even tell you how much - and we've only been playing with it for a day now! =)
These are two of  my favorites I clicked last night -
Our Photogenic furbaby Gizmo - isn't he cute?
And my Roses that I took up to my dad when he was in the hospital last year - all his nurses thought they were fake flowers - aren't they gorgeous??

I absolutely CAN NOT wait to give the panoramic option a try when we're sittin' on the beach, umbrella drinks in our hands in August because the vacation officially BOOKED!!!

Look at all these reasons to celebrate today!! Add to those happy things that today is FRIDAY and a Freebie Friday at Bugaboo and today is the PERFECT day!! =)

Because you never know when you're going to need a super cute, super sweet card, Jodie has created the sweet and cute Knobby Knees Collection!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Knobby Knees" Collection
Papers -Basic Grey Prints (Sultry), Bazzill Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF -Doodling and Miscellaneous Ribbon from my Stask

This image and all the other super cute "Knobby Knees" digis can be found in the Bugaboo Stamps Store under "New This Month".
Why you're over there - don't forget to check out the Super Snarky New Stella Peeker Collection that was just released on Tuesday!! =)
Hugs & Happy Days!
This super sweet little I'm Sorry has been entered into the following challenges - 
Southern Girls - 2W, 1E - 2nd week - Anything goes
A Spoonful Of Sugar - 1E - #157 Ribbons & Bows

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Extra! Extra! Read all About It!

Bugaboo is having a FB Rally for one week!  We are trying to see if we can get AT LEAST 1000 Followers!  Our goal is 1200!   We hope you will help us and in return we will be giving away two $25 gift certificates to the Bugaboo Store.
Did you know that you can "suggest" us to your all your Crafty friends? 
Go to Bugaboo FB Page ,  just click on the link to the right and tell them!
There's a $25 GC for a lucky new fan who "likes" our page and another $25 for the person who sent them!
Sure makes it worth while to tell a friend or twenty, huh??
For your efforts we are also adding a brand new freebie for all our FB friends!!   The freebie  will stay up for 1 whole week so there is plenty of time to tell all your friends!
Below is  the freebie up for grabs so be sure and head on over to the Bugaboo FB Page to grab your copy and to help us spread the word!


Stars and Stripes

It's a Stars and Stripes Challenge this week at Shelly's Images!

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty darn proud of our troops.  Both our dad's are Vietnam Veterans and we're pretty darn proud of them too!  My hubby and I have been part of the Soldiers Angels Organization for the past 6 years and love that we can do a 'little' something to support our troops and let them know we appreciate what they're doing!  In February, we joined the SA Letter Writing team and write several letters/notes/cards a week to our brave soldiers.

This is one, courtsey of the Shelly's Images Red White & Blue/Stars & Stripes Challenge.
I just love the Lady Liberty digi that you can get at the SI Store.  PERFECT for cards like this and a PERFECT fit with anything Red, White and Blue!
Image - Shelly's Images "Statue of Liberty"
Papers - Kraft, Bazzill & DCWV OLD Summer Stacks
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Color Box Ink, Studio G Sentiment & Flat Back BB's

If you have a little time, I know Soldier's Angels would love to have you join to support our troops.
Visit their site and see what they're all about!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


At Bugaboo's PCP and CDAC groups!  =)
Luckily I was planning and taking photos far enough ahead that this cute little fella wasn't being held hostage in the camera.
Come on over and see how this cute little Patriotic Turtle card fits into this week's RECIPE Challenge!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "More Turtles" Collection
Paper - Kraft & Bazzill Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Die Cutting Machine for Stars, Cuttlebug Embossing and Stars Embossing folder
Extra STUFF - Buttons, Stickles, Warm Red Color Box Ink and Miscellaneous Stamp
Hugs & Happy Days!

This cute Red White and Blue Turtle has been entered into the following challenges -
Bugaboo/Catch The Bug - PCP and CDAC No DP & 3 Buttons Challenge
Crafty Creations - #124 sparkly
My Mum's Craft shop - 3E - #11 for a male
Penny's Paper-Crafty - 2W - red white and blue
Scrapbook Sisters - #41 anything goes
The Paper Variety - 1E - #39 Summer

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A little Rain must fall…

And isn’t that how it feels when something you rely on decides it’s had enough??
So, our trusty Olympus camera FINALLY called it quits this past Friday.  GRR!  Of course, holding photos hostage that I was trying to upload.  Double GRRRR!
So, hubs and I spent part of Saturday checking out what will soon be our new arrival…..It’ll be a perfect fit into our family.  We’re pretty excited about it.  A little bigger than our previous camera, but LOVE all the features & options and PANARAMIC ability!!  Especially with our upcoming vacation!
Isn’t it cute?  =)
Only downfall?  We weren’t able to bring it home with us – Expected arrival date is Monday!
Next downfall?  Without a camera, it makes it a bit difficult to photograph or share what I’ve been working on!
DOH!  Luckily, there are a FEW things I was able to upload before the hostage situation began!  =)
I’ve been working on a photo album for my dad’s BBQ Celebration next month (I can’t remember if I’ve told you that or not).
So, here’s a layout I put together for the album =)
This is from a trip we took with my mom and dad, my cousin Eric and his friend John to Mexico a few years ago (this is where Glen and I went swimming with the dolphins).
Layout - Mexico Beach Dads Album
Kind of fun, huh?  I had so much fun crinkling and inking this layout
So, that’s what I’ve got for ya today.
However, be sure to check out The Bug Blog and see today’s new STELLA collection from Bugaboo Stamps.
Here’s a little sneek peek – see what the team did with this super snarky Stella!
Stella Vader WM
Hugs & Happy Days!
Palm Siggy

Friday, June 17, 2011

It's heatin' up.....

With today's super cute Fireman Numbers Freebie from Bugaboo Stamps!
How many little boys do you know that will just LOVE to have a birthday card with a hose wielding fireman on the front??
I know a few little boys in our family that will be stoked to get this birthday card in the mail!
I often have a tough time making 'BOY' cards . . . must be because I love BLING so much, but add a little SILVER to this baby and flat-backed BB's and it screams BOY!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Fireman Numbers" Collection
Papers - Bazzill Card Stock, Kraft & Miscellaneous Silver Metallic paper
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Die Cutting Machine, Cuttlebug & Embossing Folder
Extra STUFF - Button from my stash, Red & White Twine, Flat Backed BB's, Doodling, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Birthday Sentiment, Dimensionals, Silver Smooch & Stickles

Pretty Cute and BOYISH, huh?
Be sure to head on over to the Bugaboo Store and get your freebie (when you see the rest of the collection, you're not just going to be able to collect one!)
Be sure to visit The Bug Blog too today and see all the great projects the Design Team created.
AND, last but not least - we've got a NEW challenge over at our Bugaboo PCP and CDAC groups - wanna chance to win some Bugaboo Digis of your choice, well, come PLAY with us!! =)
Hugs & Happy Days!
This little birthday fireman has been entered into the following challenges -
Bling It On - M, 3E, C10 - Embossing
Paper Take Weekly -  Dads and Lads
Sweet Stamps - 1E, C10, SIO - #19 Embossing - Heat or dry
Sweet Stop - SKETCH* SSS112

Thursday, June 16, 2011


It's OLDIE BUT GOODIE day at Bugaboo Stamps Catch The Bug!!
I LOVE OBG day because it's SOOOOOOO cool to see what images everyone pulls out to use.
Of course, there's at least 2 or 3 images that end up on my MUST HAVE list once I see the Design Team Creations!!
This is one I put together for my mom - I've had this fun cowgirl/boot paper for quite some time and using it with the Cowgirl Dottie is a PERFECT combo!! =)
Inside the card says "Cowgirls can do ANYTHING!!"
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Dottie Cowgirl"
Paper - Miscellaneous papers from my stash, Kraft & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Sizzix Scallop Die & Cuttlebug
Extra STUFF - Jute, Dimensionals, Stickles, BB bling and Doodling

Don't forget to join us for several of the Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Challenges - you still have time!!
The Bug Blog is hosting a Pearls & Lace challenge RIGHT NOW and yesterday we just announced our PCP and CDAC group challenge.
You can't WIN if you don't PLAY!
Hugs & Happy Days!
This cowgirl has been entered into the following challenges -
Bearly Mine - 2W, 1E, SIO - 2nd W - #12 Anything Goes 
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - 2E - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - C10 - #4 Use any or all of these: Stickles, Ocean/Nautical theme, Companies that start with S- stampavie, stampin up, SEI, sassafrass etc.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

An image that is Marvelously PERFECT for Anniversaries, Formal Occasions, or Whatever else you can think up!

I just LOVE this new Top Hat Image that Shelly created - I'm not sure if it's because it has my favorite Tulip flowers in it, or if it's the pleats in the had, or a combination of everything about it, but I just LOVE IT!!
Image - Shelly's Images - Top Hat
Paper - Basic Grey & Bazzill CS
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Organza Ribbon from my stash and BLING BLING BLING!

Be sure to stop by the SI Store and get this lovely image ON SALE, Today only!!
Don't forget to take a look and see the beauty the rest of th DT created too at the SI Blog.  You will be amazed at the gorgeous creations!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pearls & Lace Challenge

Happy Saturday - whew, can you believe we're 1/2 way through June already?  Things have been crazy busy at our house - working, trying to enjoy the nice weather and summer, and of course projects galore to get ready for dad's BBQ in July!  Time's a tickin'!
This is ONE of the HUGE projects we've been working on now that SOME of the rain stopped.
About TWO football fields worth of split rail fence.  Everything was scraped, old boards swapped out and fixed AND painted.
Some of the fences BEFORE . . .
 And one section of fences AFTER - WOW, do they look good (my bad attempt at a panaramic photo).
After three days of painting, my hands STILL aren't working right! =)
Next projects - building the bench on the deck that dad wanted to build- power washing and upgrading the pillars on the front of the house.
From there, we'll need a few good days to Paint the pillars and Stain the deck and railings - yep, MORE paint brush holding!  LOL
HOWEVER, between fixin' fences, paintin' and plannin' for the party, I try to make a LITTLE time for my paper 'THERAPY' - wasn't too successful this week if you couldn't tell from my lack of posting, but what can you do?
And for today's paper therapy, we get to participate in a Pearls & Lace Challenge over at The Bug Blog.
Pearls and Lace, huh?  Well, it was only appropriate to use the Swanky Scarlette in her cape dress from Bugaboo Stamps for this challenge.
I just LOVE this image!
Papers - Miscellaneous Stripes from my stash, Coredinations & Black Swirl paper
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Prima Flower, Teal Hem Lace (love this stuff), Lots and Lots of flat backed Pearls and Dimensionals.

Remember, if you join us for the "Pearls & Lace" challenge over at The Catch The Bug Blog, you've got a super chance of winning seven, four or two Bugaboo digis of your choosing. 
So, what are you waiting for??
For all the challenge details, you can check out The Bug Blog.
Don't forget too, we've got another fun challenge over at our PCP and CDAC groups (this means MORE chances to WIN Bugaboo cuties of your choice).
Hugs & Happy Days!
This swanky Scarlette has been entered into the following challenges -

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Few Unmentionables. . . .

Just Swingin' in the breeze.....And THAT'S what makes today's Bugaboo New Release so much FUN!
Unmentionables that you can make the center of attention on the front of your creations!  =)

Jodie has created yet another adorable set of unmentionable images that are fancy, frilly and FUN!
Don't ya think??
Whip up a few of these cuties and send to the girlies in your group that might need a little "SUPPORT".
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Hang In There"
Paper - Bazzill & Paper Studio Zebra Print
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug Embossing, Sizzix Embossing folder
Extra STUFF - Colored Pearls, Stickles, Twine & Dimensionals
If you haven't joined us for this week's Wacky Wednesday Sketch Challenge - you've got a few more hours to join the party.  Head on over to our PCP and CDAC  group and get creatin'!
Hugs & Happy Day!
These unmentionables have been entered into the following challenges -
Catch The Bug - 3E, SIO -  Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Friends
Stamping Scrapping Central - 2W, 1E - Embossing
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Delightful Challenges - 1E, SIO - Jungle theme
Paper Crafting Journey - 2W - 2nd week - Anything goes and/or use your favourite whatever (colours, technique, etc).
Bling It On - M, 3E, C10, Embossing

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Spots and Dots

And a Little Bug stoppin' by to say Hi!
Happy Oldie But Goodie Thursday from Bugaboo Stamps and The Bug Blog!

I just love the black, red and white color combo and it only seemed fitting to use this super cute little ladybug with this combo.  =D
Add a bit of purple and call it a day!
Paper - Coredinations & Black/White Basic CS
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dotty Ribbon, Doodling, Googley Eyes, BLING (colored to match) and Hi letters from an OLD letter sticker set in the stash (FINALLY FOUND A WAY TO USE THESE!) =)

Yep, did the bling coloring again - these were white pearls - but with a little ink, they match the flower pot color perfectly!  Gotta love color coordination!  =)

Don't forget to visit The Bug Blog and see what the rest of the team did - as always, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the beauty of their creations.

AND, with today being an OBG Thursday, know what yesterday was??
Wacky Wednesday at our PCP and CDAC groups. 
Our FIRST Sketch challenge.  You have until next Tuesday to head on over and join us for the challenge (and a chance to be one of our winners!! :)

Hugs & Happy Days!
This cute OBG bug has been entered into the following challenges -
Crafts and Me - #37 punch it out
Anita Be Stampin' - 2W, SIO - #22 Go Crazy with Layers
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - 2W, must use stamp at least 6mts old -  #20 Lots of Layers
Partytime Tuesdays - 3E (2E anything goes wk) - PTT#18 Anything Goes
The Outlawz - Sentiment required - Anything goes with a sentiment on the card front

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's a Sketch Day....

At Bugaboo's Wacky Wednesday PCP and CDAC  groups!
Come on over and join us - you have the chance to WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN - like as in 5 FREE Bugaboo Digi's if you're chosen as our winner this week!
Just ask some of our WACKY Winners - Jen, Cyndi, Irene and Anita and our winners this week - Lisa & Terry!
So, in honor of this week's Wacky Wednesday Sketch, here's my take on it -
 Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Freebie Set
Papers - Bazzill Cardstock, Kraft & Doodlebug Design Stripes
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Quick Kutz Embossing Folder & Sizzix Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Flower Soft (Sand), Doodling, Smooch, Pearls - colored, Dimensionals & Thatch-like paper
Here's a close up so you can see the Flower Soft a bit better - After this weekend's flower soft challenge at The Bug Blog, I'm HOOKED!!!

Come on over and join this week's Sketch Challenge -we can't wait to have you!! :)
Remember, you can't WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN if you don't PLAY (and you only have to PLAY once to win 5 times!!)  =)
Hugs & Happy Days!