Saturday, July 30, 2011

Splash - Welcome to SUMMER

Whew, with all the HOT HOT HOT weather we've been having in Michigan, a little SPLASH here and there is a TERRIFIC idea!

So, what's that have to do with today's Catch The Bug Challenge?
Well, it's ALL about SPLASHING!!!
Paper - Fancy Pants "Beach Babe" Collection 6x6 pad & Kraft
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug , Sizzix Embossing Folder & EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - BLING, Dimensionals, Doodling and Stickles

With this SPLASH Challenge and because I've FINALLY gotten it together (KIND-OF) to load the Tie-Dye photos onto the computer, I thought I'd share with you a few of our creations!

This is one of our Tie-Dye Creation Labs in Fushia - AKA Empty bucket filled with Dye  =)

Creative Creation in Progress - Yep, Glen and our frind Chris having a very IN-DEPTH Tie Dye Discussion
(Thanks to my hubby and neighbor for humoring me and letting me take ye ANOTHER photo).
Chris is already sportin' his first creation!

Creation Complete
(or 1/2 way complete - there is Navy Blue goin' on this one too).
Stay tuned for a Tie-Dyed Group AND Tie Dyed Ocean View photo!  =)

Believe it or not, we've got MORE clothing in the dye buckets - sure glad Tie-Dyed clothing hasn't gone out of style.  =)  Or if it has, we're sure working to bring it BACK!  =D
Hugs & Happy Days!
This Super Cute Splashin' Summer Bear has been entered into the following challenges -
Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug - Splash Challenge
Crafty Cardmakers  - 2W, C10 - Butterflies
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - 2nd week - Anything goes using a digi
Hooked on Crafts - 2W, SIO - Cute and Cuddly
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Paper Playtime - 2W - summer theme using digital or stamped images or sentiments
Pink Elephant - 2W - Fun in the sun
Squigglefly - SIO - use Kraft paper
Crafty Pad - SIO - Embossing heat or dry

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's an Oldie but Boobies...

Er, I mean, Oldies But Goodies day - but Yep, I said Boobies - good thing we all have them and don't snicker like the little boys in sex ed class did at the mention of 'The Girls'.  =)  We're pretty open in our family when it comes to topics of dicussion - there's not too much that doesn't get discussed among mixed company.

Heck, we always have the 'Boobie Squishin' conversation at our house about the time that notice comes in the mail for the yearly mammogram.  God Love my husband and the fact that he doesn't embarrass easily!  =)

I'm not sure if you've had the chance to enjoy The Bugaboo Stamps "Some Support Collection" where it's all about the UNMENTIONABLES!  Well, I wanted to send a little something to a friend of mine to brighten her day and a BOOBIE SQUISHIN' HUG card seemed just right.  And what better image for a BOOBIE SQUISHIN' Card than The Bugaboo Stamps "Use a Lift" image.
Papers - Bo Bunny Peacock Lane Collection & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Bling & Ribbon

Don't forget - today is an Oldie But Goodie Day, so be sure to visit The Bug Blog and check out the fabulous Oldies the team has dusted off and used today.  =)
Hugs & Happy Days!
This card has been entered into the following challenges -
2 Sisters - #449 Anything Goes
Crafty Emma - E3 - #46 Humour/Funny
Crafty Catz - 1E - no pink or blue allowed
Digi's With Attitude! - SIO - anything goes challenge - will remain open for DT summer break
Guylou's Inimitability - 2W, 1E, SIO - recipe: 1 ribbon or lace, 2 decorative papers, 3 or more pieces of bling

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas in July!

Wow, what a fabulous week!  Did you get a bunch of your Christmas Cards done this week??
I know I certainly did.  What a shame that our Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July Celebration is coming to an end.  
The last thing we have left to WRAP UP is our Blog Hop Winner.

I want to THANK everyone for taking the time to join us for the Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps Blog Hop and I want to say 
CONGRATS to Mary J who is the WINNER of the JJ Image.
Congrats Mary J!!
If you participated in the Blog Hop, be sure to check out our winners list at The Bug Blog - we will be updating it and YOU just may be one of our winners!! =)

Even though the Christmas in July Celebration is over, don't forget to visit The Bug Blog - we've got another great challenge going on today that I think you'll love!

AND, we've always got our PCP and CDAC Wacky Wednesday challenges if you need a little challenge. =)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Mini-Challenge

At The Bug Blog - Have you been playin' along all week??  
Be sure you get your creations loaded so you'll be entered in our grand prize drawing!
Today - it's an Anything Goes Challenge AND it's also a Freebie Friday!
Ava and Deacon have gotten out their holiday stuff out and are ready to create with you!
How stinkin' cute?!  You can get this Candy Cane Deacon FREE today at The Bugaboo Store.  
Apparently I had a brain drain this week - or a Brain Fart as we call it in my family (It's been HU-MID and 95+ ALL WEEK - 100+ the last two days). 
So instead of using this cute Deacon freebie (you can get it HERE) -
I made a Christmas card for my hubby.  DOH!
Papers - Doodlebug Design & Bazzill CS (stuff that has been in my STASH for quite sometime!)
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch 
Extra STUFF - Bling, Dimensionals & Computer Generated Sentiment

Be sure to head on over to The Bug Blog and check out all the super cute DEACON projects the Design Team created (they follow directions better than I do).  =)

Hugs & Happy Days!
This Sassy Gal has been entered into the following challenges - 
Paper Sundaes - 3E, C10 - Christmas in July
Christmas Inspirations - 2W, 2E, must be Christmas - Anything goes
2 Sisters - #448 Christmas In July 
Crafty Emma - E3 - #45 Christmas
Clear It Out! - 2W -  Use Old Supplies - Anything Goes 
Crazy Amigo Challenge -   Holiday/Vacation

Happy Birthday....

To my Best Friend Shelly!

You can wish Shelly a Happy Birthday too - we're having a Birthday Celebration over at Shelly's Images
Join us, leave a birthday wish for Shelly and you'll be entered for a chance to win some digi goodness of your choosing!!!!

Happy Birthday Girl - Hope it's a GREAT One!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A little Layout....

Because this past weekend was a "panty waste" weekend (thanks Cely for my new favorite phrase of the week), I didn't spend a ton of time in my studio - instead my hubby and I and a few of our friends enjoyed the sunshine and tye dyed a BUNCH of clothing (looks like a tshirt booth at A Grateful Dead concert our backyard with all the tye dye).

However, I have another layout I did for my dad's album to share with you.
Yep, that's my mom and dad on their wedding day. 

Thanks for stoppin' by today!
If you're looking for the Shelly's Images Birthday Blog Hop - Click Here
If you're looking for the Bugaboo Blog Hop - Click Here
Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Shelly's Images

And what better way to celebrate than with a week worth of PRESENTS for YOU!!!
You should have arrived here from the Shelly's Images Blog.  If you just happened here by luck, go HERE and make sure you enjoy the entire blog hop!  =)
We've got all kinds of great prizes you can win this week, games you can play and ways to celebrate.
Heck, ONE WINNER receives a free image a month for the rest of 2011, JUST for Hopping Along and gathering the 'secret' birthday phrase!!

How's that for a big "THANK" you?
You've got all week to hop along and email us the correct 'secret' birthday phrase.  Our winner will be chosen and revealed this Friday, July 22 (On Shelly's Birthday!!)
Before I give you my 'secret' word, I want to share with you a fabulous birthday card using the "Birthday Gifts" image that is available at the SI Store
I'm so lovin' the Hot Pink, Lime Green and Black/White Color combo lately!  =)

Now you're off to Scrappy's Blog - get those hoppin' shoes ready!!
Oh and grab a pen and paper - your 'secret' word - "THANK"
"THANK" you for hoppin' by today and celebrating Shelly's Birthday with us!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

PS - Also, Happy Hour is from 2 - 4 pm central time each day, where Shelly's Images Store will have 3 or 4 drastically reduced priced images.

This super cute & girly Birthday card has been entered into the following challenges - 
Make it Monday - Anything goes

Tuesday Mini-Challenge

And a New Release/Freebie to go with it!  =)

Today's Mini-Challenge for the Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps Christmas In July Celebration is make SOMETHING with this super cute new Ruby Christmas Image.

Easy Peasy, huh??

Here's a little Christmassy Card I whipped up using the new Ruby Image - super cute, huh??
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Ruby Xmas" Collection
Paper - Miscellanesou papers & kraft from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Ribbon fro my seash, White Stampendous Embossing Power, Studio G Sentiment, Dimensionals, Doodling and Smooch

I was super inspired by a card layout that Melisa K, creator of the Mel Love Paper Blog posted for the Catch The Bug "Red, White and Blue" Challenge a few weeks ago.  I kept holding onto the sketch, waiting for just the right project - and well, HELLO!

Thanks so much Melisa!!!  =)

Head on over to The Bug Blog, pick up your freebie and show us what kind of project YOU can create using this super cute & Sassy new image!

This Jingle All The Way Card has been entered into the following challenges -
Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps - Tuesday Mini-Challenge Christmas in July - Use THIS image
DDH Challenges - 2W - Anything Goes
KB Cute Monday - Use a digi stamp

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Mini-Challenge

It's another Christmas in July Mini-Challenge today at The Bug Blog.
What is the mini-challenge you may ask?  Well, we all know Red and Green signify Christmas in many cultures, so today, we want you to make a Christmas project (card, layout, altered item, ABC - whatever you wish) and use NON-TRADITIONAL Colors.

Need a little inspiration?  I took this Super Cute Bugaboo Polar Bear and dressed him up in some non-tradiational Christmas colors for this card.
Papers - Crate Paper Stack & Kraft
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Googley Eyes, Doodling, Bling, Dew Drop Ink & Studio G Sentiment
So, that's your mission should you decide to accept - be sure to enter your project at The Bug Blog for your chance to win more wonderful Bugaboo Prizes!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
This cute little guy has been entered into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps - Mini Challenge - Non-traditional Xmas Colors
Crafty Pad - SIO - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - 2W - Christmas in July

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Christmas in July Hoppin. . .

Welcome to the Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Christmas In July Blog Hop!!
If you came from Becky's "Stampin' for Fun" blog, you're on the right track - if you arrived here by luck and want to participate in the entire hop (and believe me, you will want to for your chance to WIN WIN WIN free images), start here at the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.

We're celebrating Christmas in July this week and are so happy you're join us! 
What's Christmas in July with out a present or two, right?
Papers - Bazzill,
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Ribbon from my stash, Doodling & Computer Generated Sentiment

Wanna know how to WIN?? 
Here's all the tidbits you need to know- leave a comment below and you have a chance to WIN the Bugaboo Digi that I've used here.  =)  Comment at all the blog stops and you increase your chances (and you'll get lots of inspiration when you see what everyone has created!)

EASY PEASY, right?  Be sure you visit The Bug Challenge Blog and play along with all our mini-challenges for your chance to WIN MORE!!!
All the details can be found at your last stop at The Bug Blog.
It's a week worth of challenges you WON'T want to miss!!!

Okay, so if you've got your Flip floppin' hoppin' shoes on, leave a comment below and hop on over to "Cindy Haffner's Corner" Blog.

Hugs & Happy Days!
This Gift-wrapped girlie has been entered into the following challenges -
Catch The Bug Christmas in July Blog Hop
Craft Us Crazy - 2W, 3E - 2nd week - Christmas in July and/or distressed/vintage
Digistamps 4 Joy - 2W, SIO  - #23 Christmas
House That Stamps Built - 2W, SIO - Christmas in July(2nd wk)
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenges - SIO - #51 Christmas In July

Thursday, July 14, 2011

What's Cookin'?

Or Chillin' as is the case in our house!
Shelly's Images is hosting a super fun What's Cookin' Challenge this week and I just HAD to share what's cookin' at our house.  We're on the count down until vacation, we've made it successfully through a large party in my dad's honor, many many many projects too numerous to name at the farm and this week, we're CHILLIN' with one or a FEW of these.
 Just yesterday I picked up my insulated tervis travel glass for margaritas on the beach and enjoyed the $2 tank top sale at Old Navy.  Found a few bathing suits and I THINK other than getting on the plane, we're JUST about ready for vacation!! =)

Okay, enough about vacation - be sure you head on over and join us for Shelly's Images "What's Cookin'" Challenge this week.  =)  We can't wait to see what you've got cookin' at your house!!
Entered in the following challenges -

Fishing is "The Life". . . .

at least that's what some men may think.  If you're like me though - craftin' is 'The Life'.  Each to their own I guess!
With today being an Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo Stamps, I thought I'd share with you the Father's Day Card I made for my Father in Law. 

Since our camera was on the fritz just after Father's Day and we had a Photo Hostage crisis on our hands, I thought I'd share it with you now since the hostages are free.
My FIL is a BIG fisherman, so for any "DAD" holiday (father's day, birthday, etc.) I always try and have a card for him that involves fishing in some way shape or form.
This super cute Fisherman fit the bill for Father's Day (that was before the Gus Sports Collection came out, which will be next on the list to grace his birthday card cover).  =)
Okay, enough blah blah blah, here's the card for ya!  =)
Paper - Kraft, Bazzill & Fancy Pants Beach Line
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Bumpy Road Punch & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Flat Backed Gold brads (J's $1 Bin), Stickles, Twine & Dimensionals

Hope you have a swimmingly wonderful day!
Hugs & Happy Days!
This card has been entered into the following challenges -
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Paper Playtime - 2W - Summer
Pollycraft - SIO - The Great Outdoors
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - 2W - #25 Lets Hear it For The Boys

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Have you joined us yet for the WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenges over at our Bugaboo PCP and CDAC Groups??  If not, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! 
A chance to join us for a challenge AND an even better chance to WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN 5 free Bugaboo Stamps images of your choice.

I bet you're asking yourself now, "Self, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!"  =)
This week we're enjoying a Funky Color Challenge and we can't WAIT to see what you create when you join us.

Here's my color challenge take -
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - "Mini - Spring Set" Butterfly Image
Paper - Bazzill Cardstock, Kraft, Bo Bunny Blue Dots &
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Bumpy Road Punch, Sizzix Scallop Die & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Ribbon from my stash (Michaels), Dimensionals, Girly Googley Eyes (JoAann) & Bling from Archivers (colored using Copics).

So, what do ya think?  Gonna come on over and join us for this week's Wacky Wednesday Challenge?
We'd love to have you!
Hugs & Happy Days!
This Butterfly Card has been entered into the following challenges -
Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps Wacky Wednesday Color Challenge (PCP/CDAC)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ain't Nothin' Old 'bout Shoppin'. . . .

But Definitely GOOD!
Happy Oldie But Goodie Day here at Bugaboo Stamps!
Today I'm taking the day off work and no doubt celebrating a birthday with my wonderful hubby & family!!  =)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps "JJ Shopping" Collection
Paper - Bazzill & DCWV Prints
Coloring- Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Basic Grey Brads, Dimensionals, Computer Generated Sentiment & Stickles

Don't forget to join us for this week's Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at our PCP and CDAC  groups.
AND, if that challenge isn't enough for you, you've STILL got time to join our Anything Goes Challenge this week at The Bug Blog
Hugs & Happy Days!
Catch The Bug - 3E, SIO -  Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundaysmust include a Sentiment -  Anything goes plus a sentiment

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pretty In Pink

and a Little Pool Too!

Happy Saturday from Bugaboo Stamps and Catch The Bug!
Wow, can you believe it's already July 2nd??

I have totally fallen in love with these cute little flamingos - and all the flamingo cards I've been making I've been sending to my honorary grandma, a very special and dear lady in our life.  She's dealing with some heart issues lately and isn't feeling like her usual wonderful self, so I try weekly to give her a little grin with these cuties!

A PERFECT fit because today is an ANYTHING GOES Challenge at The Bug Blog!! 
Yep, PERFECT because this little cutie fits right in!!
Papers - K & Company Print, Bazzill & Coredinations CS
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Sizzix Scalloped Die
Extra STUFF - Copic Colored Bling, Stickles, Ribbon from my stash, Color Box Ink and Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp.
Come on over and join us for today's Anything Goes Challenge at The Bug Blog
Wishing you a FABULOUS day!
Hugs & Happy Days!
This Sun soakin' pool beauty has been entered into the following challenges -
Crafty Pad - SIO - Bold and Bright or soft pastels
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - Ribbon
Sparkles Forum - 2W - At the beach
Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  June: Things with wings