Friday, October 28, 2011


No, REALLY, it's a HOLY COW!!! 
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this new Cow Humor Collection from Bugaboo!  What person doesn't need a little Cow Humor in their life (Cow Humor is better than a Cow Pie - TRUST ME!!!)

Today's Freebie is this adorable Holy Cow, complete with halo and can be picked up over at The Bugaboo Store and added to your collection.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Cow Humor" Collection - Holy Cow Freebie
Papers - Bazzill Cardstock, Coredinations Gem Cardstock & Colorbox Preprinted Cardstock
Coloring - Copics - 100, B000, R81, R83, Y38
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Googley Eyes & Stickles

If you love this one, you'll definitely have to check out the rest of the collection!! Cow Humor is Great Humor....without the cow smell! =)
You can FOR SURE trust me on the smell part!

Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!
PS - Don't forget to visit The Bug Blog and see all the Flyin' Holy Cows the design team created!! =)  That's no Bull! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oldie But Goodie Monster B-DAY!

Happy OLDIE BUT GOODIE DAY from Bugaboo Stamps!  =)
Today I dusted off the not so OLD, but definitely GOOD image from the Monster Birthday Collection.
Did a little Publisher/Gimp Magic to it, added the sentiment in the sign and Voila - B-day card ready to go! =)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Birthday Monster" Collection using "Sign It"
Paper - Bazzill & Doodlebug Design
Coloring -Copics YR02, YR04, YG03, G20, G21, G24, FV2, R24, BG07, E27 and E29
Tools - Cuttlebug, Dotty Embossing Folder, EK Success Zig Zag Punch
Extra STUFF - Buttons, Bakers Twine, Sparkly Gel Pen & Dimensionals

Thanks so much for poppin by today and spendin' some time here in Paradise.  Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and check out what the rest of the design team did and which oldies were removed from the Bugaboo Oldies Vault and got to see the light of day!  =)
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wacky Wednesday at Bugaboo!

Up for another Challenge? 
Well, if you missed last weeks Wacky Wednesday challenge at our PCP and CDAC groups, you'll want to join us this week for a Wonderfully Wacky and YUMMY Recipe Challenge!

Wanna know what the challenge is??

Well, take a look at this creation and then GO GO GO to our PCP and CDAC groups and join in!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Mini Set - Flowers" Collection
Papers - Coredinations, Bazzill & Lime Twist
Coloring - Copics - YG03, YG13, V01, V06, R81, BG72, BG75
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Satin Ribbon from my collection, Dimensionals, Doodling, Studio G Sentiment, Color Box Ink & BLING
Can't wait to have you join us this week -
REMEMBER you can't win these wonderful Bugaboo Digis if you don't Play!!
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!
This creation has been entered into the following challenges -
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3E, SIO - #37 Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Use KRAFT Paper

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Release with some Inspiration

at Bugaboo Stamps!
I don't know about you, but there are times I need a little card to let someone know I'm thinking about them or that they have my support.

Jodie has a great new "Inspiration" collection - including this beautiful Faith Box I used here.
I've got a few pics to share with you because of the way I put the card together - It looks absolutely AMAZING in person (but I could be a bit partial =)

This is the front of the card

 Here it is partially opened (you can see the flower attached to the front of the card)

 And then the inside of the card - the top rose is popped up on dimensionals

Gorgeous inspirational words for a friend.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Faith Box" from the "Inspiration" Collection
Paper - Basic Grey Sultry Collection
Coloring - Copics - RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19, YG03, YG23, YG25
Tools - Nesties & Cuttlebug
Technique - Paper Piecing
Extra Stuff - Pearls, Dimensionals, Stickles, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp

You can pick up yours and view the rest of the collection at the Bugaboo Stamps Store.  Take a look too at The Bug Blog to see the amazing works of art the rest of the design team created with this gorgeous digi.
Like the butterfly borders, this collection might be another of my go-to support collections! =)
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!
This Inspiration card has been entered into the following challenges - 
Lawnscaping - 2W, 3E, C3 but must be different theme - (2nd week) Paper Piecing (ends 27th Oct)
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime - 2W - (1st week) Color Inspiration* (ends 6th Nov)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Penguins in October??

Thanks so much for stoppin by today! 
I wanted to share one of the adorable Whimsie Doodles October Releases with you - this little Penguin was one of my FAVORITES when I saw the new Christmas images (aside from the package and the reindeer and the tags and the skinny witches and and and).  =)
So, I kind of saved my favorite for last this month.
And I really had a lot of fun using 'NOT so Christmassy colors'
Kind of an outside the box for me!
Image - Whimsie Doodles "Penguin" one of the October New Releases
Paper - Cosmo Cricket "Jolly by Golly" from my stash & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties (Wonky Rectangles)
Technique - Paper Piecing Scarf
Extra STUFF - Studio G Sentiment, Dew Drop Blue Ink, Ribbon from my stash, Bling, Doodling  & Dimensionals

You can pick up this cutie and all his other little Christmas friends at the Whimsie Doodles Store - check out the blog too and see what other fabulous projects the Design Team has been creating! 
Man, you'll be impressed (I can't get over how lucky I am to be designing with such wonderfully creative ladies!)

Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


It's Homecoming at Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug.
So, let's celebrate with a Homecoming Challenge - Use your school colors to celebrate!!  
Easy Peasy, right?

Papers - Bazzill & Kraft
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nesties & Cuttlebug
Extra STUFF - Seam Binding, Dew Drop Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Dimensionals & Stickles
Come on over and play with us this week!!  And if this challenge is too simple, come on over to our PCP and CDAC groups and join in our Inspiration Challenge.  Both give you a chance to WIN WIN WIN fabulous Bugaboo Stamps to add your collection! =)
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!
This little flower has been entered into the following challenges - 
Designed 2 Delight - 3E -  Cute Critters
Crafty Ann's - 2W, SIO - clean and simple
Cuddly Buddly - SIO - a card for your best friend

Friday, October 21, 2011

CASIN' with The Greeting Farm

We've got some exciting news today - Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring The Greeting Farm.
If you've never seen these big headed, little bodied, super cute & playful digis, you must check them out!
Today, the entire design team got to pick an image and play along with The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Blog challenge.

The challenge at "The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Blog"?  Sheri created this fabulous card using one of The Greeting Farm cuties and we want you to show us how it inspires you!!  The colors, the theme, the layout - the choice is yours - we wanna see how you're inpired!  =) 
Pretty simple, don't you think?
I was inspired by the layout of the card.  Using The Greeting Farm "Chibi Guitar" digi, I whipped up this little cutie!
Image - The Greeting Farm "Chibi Guitar"
Paper - DCWV Hippie Stack & Bazzill - Orange Peel
Coloring - Copics - YR21, YR23, YR24, R12, R14, R17, E50, E21, E53, E55, E57, E59, YG63, YG67
Tools - Nesties Circle Large, Cuttlebug & EK Success Punches
Technique - Custom Bling, Custom Flower & Melted Flower
Extra STUFF - Prima Paper Flower, Bling, Dimensionals, Green Metallic Brad and Nylon Fabric for melted flower

I'll add a sentiment when I figure out who and where I'm sendin' this one!

So, now's your chance - visit The Bug Blog and check out what the rest of the Bugaboo Design Team created (and which YUMMY TGF images they used), then visit The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Blog for today's challenge.  If you don't have any TGF digis, you can certainly pick up one or a few at their site - The Greeting Farm!

We hope you'll join in the fun this week!!
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!
This card has been entered into the following challenges -
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 2W, 1E, SIO - (2nd week) Girly Girl (ends 25th Oct)
Whimsy Inspiration - 3E, SIO - make your own flowers

A little Fussy & Fancy Challenge with Bugaboo

TGIF!!  I'm so glad you could stop by and visit today!! 
Today a few of the Bugaboo Desingers are join the Fussy & Fancy team for a Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge - it's called a "Three B Challenge"
What are those three B's you may be asking - Bling, Black and Border Punch

What a fun challenge (especially because I didn't have to come up with the three B's on my own!!! =)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Margaret Calendar Months" Margaret Calendar Month October
Papers - DoodleBug Design, Bazzill & Coredinations
Coloring - Copics
Tools - MS Spider Web Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Pumpkin Embossing Folder
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Happy Halloween Sentiment, Bling, Doodling and Dimensionals

Inspired yet by our three B's?  Well, come on over and join the fun at the Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge Blog! 

 Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!
This Witchy Margaret card has been entered into the following challenges -
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge - 3 B's Bling, Border Punch & Black

Thursday, October 20, 2011

So Glad to have a BESTIE!

That sends me stuff like this and makes me smile when I need it!
Thought I'd share with all of you too for a smile.
Yep, some days we have a bit of a demented sense of humor!  =)


It's a WINNIN' Week here at the Kaymin Kantina!!
Nope, not our favorite sports teams (they all sucked last weekend and when I say all, I mean ALL)
I'm the WINNER!  =)
I found out I WON WON WON at both the
Link up For Pink Challenge blog
The Paper Shelter Challenge blog!
Yep, already purchased a lottery ticket!  Come on baby, let's make it three WINS in a row!  =)
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A For Fun Challenge

Happy Hump Day from Bugaboo Stamps!!

Today we're getting the chance to 'play' with another design team and do a "For Fun Challenge" at the For Fun Challenge Blog!

This weeks For Fun Challenge is to make a
Halloween or Fall Card and NOT use Orange, Black or Purple.
Whew, talk about a challenge - colors are the STAPLES of my Halloween/Fall themed cards. . . . but I love how this challenge made me use OTHER colors that represented Fall or Halloween.
This is what I came up with (that orange/yellow color is actually a mustard yellow IRL)

Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Crow" from Bugaboo $1 Digi Deals
Papers - Coredinations, Bazzill, Kraft & Imaginisce
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Googley Eye, Stickles, Doodling, Gelly Pen in Gold for Doodling, Dimensionals. Color Box Chestnut Roan Ink & Studio G "Happy Day" sentiment.

I'm so please with the way this turned out!  Can I tell you how much I love the TEAL with these fall colors?!  =)
So, if you'd like a little Spooky For Fun Challenge, COME JOIN US!!
AND if you decide to join us for this weeks For Fun Challenge, pop on over to our PCP or CDAC group and check out this weeks WACKY WEDNESDAY challenge too!!  These two challenges kind of fit PERFECTLY together!! =)
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!
This fall card has been entered in the following challenges -

Today's Tutorial

Happy Tutorial Wednesday everyone and thanks so much for stoppin' by to check out what I've got to Yakkety Yak about today!  :o)

I don't know about you, but I LOVE RIBBON (and buttons and bling and and and.....LOL)
I'm always looking for something uniquely different that I can do with ribbon.  Well, today I'm going to show you how to PERFECTLY MATCH your ribbon with your projects.
How to do that you may ask?
Well, grab your favorite ribbon and a Copic Marker of your choice, a piece of thick scrap paper to keep your table clean and let's get started.

Determine how much ribbon you'll need and start coloring - I used the broad end of the marker to color.  Be sure to color on the scrap paper because the ink WILL LEAK THROUGH!

Color the amount of ribbon you need - as it dries, it will become uniform in color.

Cut the ribbon and create with it - here's the final project I created using my matching ribbon - This was for our Distressed/Shabby Chic challenge a few months back, so I just added a little ink and Voila - Shabby Chic & Distressed
Just a quick note - your ribbon will likely become a little stiffer after you color it - just be patient & work with it--you won't be sorry! 

So far I've tried it on this heavier ribbon, as well as the whispy see through ribbon (can't for the life of me think what it's called).  So, now I have a variety of white ribbon in my stash tht I can color up at a moments notice.  =)

Feel free to leave me a comment or email me if you have questions.
Thanks so much for stoppin' by for today's Bugaboo Tutorial.
Hugs & Happy Days!
PS - This and all Bugaboo Stamps shown on my blog can be purchased at The Bugaboo Store!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Girls Just wanna have FUN!

Yep, that little title has me signin' Cindy Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna have Fun", which will likely be there ALL day!  OL

This girl would be referred to as a Ghoul since we're coming up quickly on Halloween!
This super cute Skinny Witch is one of Whimsie Doodles new releases for the month of October -
Papers - Bazzill, Coredinatins and Miscellaneous Hlloween Paper from a Target $1 Stack
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch & Nesties
Extra STUFF -Diensionals, Custom Ribbon, Canary Yellow Color Box Ink & Studio G "Star" stamp & Studio G "Ghouls Rule" stamp

Thanks so much for visiting today - I always love when you stop by and visit!
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Not a Card....but something super cute!!

It's Anything But a Card Monday today at Bugaboo and I've got a super cute little shirt to share with you.
During our Summer "Tie Dying" Marathon I made this cute little shirt for Suzannah's (and a matching ballerina card here).
It was her birthday and she loves dancing.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - from AKV Ballerina Collection - AKV Ballerina 6
Extra STUFF - Tie Dyed Kids Shirt from JoAnn, Ritt T-shirt Dye in Fuschia, Rubberbands, Photo Effects Inkjet Transfer Paper, Ink Jet Printer

This was pretty simple and so much fun - I just love the way it turned out and she just LOVED the shirt! =)
 Here's a little closer photo of the actual image on the shirt - cute, huh?
Thanks so much for stoppin' by for today's Anything But a Card Monday!!
Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join us for this week's "Animal Antics" Challenge - It's a Jungle out there!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Playin' with the camera....

The other night I was out at the farm and had a little time and thought I'd play with the new camera a bit.  
As a kid and even now, shoes are NOT something I enjoy wearing.  Perfectly happy going barefoot day in and day out!
So, I've seen some fun 'feet' photos and thought I'd give it a try - and then I snapped a few other photos around the farm.

So, that's my playing with the camera at the farm.  With these old barn & chicken coupe photos, I'm beginning to wonder if we really need to paint the barn this spring!  =)
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Animal Antics at The Bug Blog!

Happy Saturday and Happy Sweetest Day!
Today The Bug Blog is challenging you to create a project that includes an ANIMAL.
 AND on top of a great challenge, we're doing A TEAM SWAP today too - A Team Swap is when we invite an entire team to join us for a challenge and in return we join one of their swaps.  Joining us today  for first “Team Swap” and our Animal Antics Challenge is the amazing talented design team members of the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog a division of  The Greeting Farm !  On October 21st  the Bugaboo team will be joining Farm Fresh for their challenge!   We are all so honored and thrilled to have the team with us so welcome! 

Post a link to it on Bugaboo Stamps' challenge blog, Catch the Bug,  by 10/15/11 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!

I'm a bit behind today - had this finished last night but put it in an envie before I took a photo - so I had to wait until my hubby opened it this morning for Sweetest Day! (Yep, it was one of those DUH moments - but it was Friday....)

Papers - Bazzill & Bo Bunny
Coloring - Copics - B21, C0, C1, C3, C5
Tools - Nesties & Cuttlebug
Extra STUFF - Googley Eye, Buttons from my button box, Dimensionals & Computer Generated Sentiment

The Inside reads - "The Porpoise of this card is to tell YOU how much I LOVE YOU!"

Check out what the rest of the team did at The Bug Blog and then JOIN US!  We'd love to have you be one of our winners this week!
We've also got a great color challenge going on for Wacky Wednesday at our PCP and CDAC
 groups - yet another way for you to win some fabulous Bugaboo Stamps Images of your choice! 
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!
This little Porpoise has been entered into the following Challenges - 
Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Blog - Animal Antics
Divas by Design - 2W, 2E - #11 buttons  (2nd wk)
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3E, SIO - #35 animals
The Paper Variety - 1E - #55 ocean/nautical

Friday, October 14, 2011

Boobie Squishin' Hugs!

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month from Whismie Doodles!!
I thought I'd share with you another Breast Cancer Awareness card.
Papers - Paper Studio, Bazzill, Kraft and Me & My Big Ideas
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Stickles and Custom Bling

If you've been puttin' off gettin' 'em squished - hopefully this is a reminder that a short time of discomfort is really worth it when it comes to prevention and early detection!  And really -what's comfortable about getting the girls squished between a car tire and the cold concrete garage floor - that's what we compare a mammogram to in our house......

Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!
These Boobie Squishin' Hugs have been entered into the following challenges -

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Happy Boobie Squishin' Bugaboo Oldie But Goodie Day!!
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I'd whip up a funny Stella Card - and what better reason to whip up a funny Stella card but to remind my girlfriends to get the 'girls' checked!!
Paper - Kraft, Bazzill & Recollectons
Coloring -Copics - R81, R83, E50, C0, C1, C3, C5
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Bling, Ribbon from my stash, Doodling, Blingy Button (Prima I think)

The Sentiment inside this card says - "That's German for "Put those girls in a titsling and keep 'em from Floppin'!"  =)

If you've ever seen the movie Beaches - the Titsling part I'm sure is making you giggle - I think the 'Titsling' song is one of my favorite songs from the movie!!  If you've never seen the movie or haven't heard the sound track - - - here's a little bit of All about Boobie Comedy for ya!
Click HERE to take a listen to "Otto Titsling" from Beaches for a chuckle!

Thanks for stoppin' by today - be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did at The Bug Blog today with their oldies - I'm always inspired when I see what new stuff has been dusted off and pulled out!
Boobie Squishin' Hugs & Happy Days!
This Snarky Stella card has been entered into the following challenges -

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christmoose Already??

I don't know about you, but when Jodie at Bugaboo came out with the Make It Snappy Collection, I had to HAVE every SINGLE ONE OF THEM!  Well, she's back with MORE MORE MORE Make It Snappy digis to add to the collection - JUST in time for all us Christmas card procrastinators to get creating with this new snappy collection. (LIKE ME!)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Merry Christmoose" from the Make it Snappy Collection
Paper - Bazzill & miscellaneous papers from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - 'Ribbon' from my stash, Snowflake shaped button & dimensionals

I just LOVE this Christmas Moose!  And, if you think he's as darn cute as I do, you're going to go GAGA over the rest of the collection - Think Ugly Christmas Sweater, Poor Family Pet wearing a pair of Antlers - yep, you get my drift - all that Christmas CRAZINESS - without the annoying relatives - and fruit cakes!!!! 

Visit The Bug Blog and see what the rest of the team did with this super cutie and then RUN, don't walk over to The Bugaboo Store and get your "MORE Make It Snappy" collection.  =)

OH and a little tidbit I thought I'd share - TODAY ONLY - Jodie has a DEAL OF THE DAY - a $30 gift certficate for $15 BUCKS!!
Deal of the Day
Buy a gift certificate now at this price an use it whenever you wish - OR if you're Christmas Shopping early for a crafty friend - THIS is a FABULOUS deal. 
Merry Early ChristMoose & Happy Days!
This Christmas Moose has been entered into the following challenges -
Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (2nd week) ZOO or Animal (ends 16th Oct)
Woodware USA - 2E - Anything Goes (again)