Monday, November 28, 2011

A little Feltin' n' Fabric!

I thought I'd share a little last minute Holiday Gift tag I made from Felt & Fabric using one of the MANY  terrific Whimsie Doodles Patterns!

Andrea created this awesome TUTORIAL on how to make these cute NO SEW felt/fabric creations and well, I followed her instructions and VOILA, super cute Felt/Fabric Tag, NO SEWING needed!!
Pattern - Whimsie Doodles "Bon Bon Pattern "
Materials - Felt & Fabric from my stash, Steam-A-Seam Double Stick Fusible Web, Scissors, Button, Stickles, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp & Fabric Tac Glue

Check out Andrea's tutorial and make some of these cuties all of your own!! =)

The Floppy Felty Bow, that's a tutorial for another day =)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Silver, Black & Bling Challenge

Say it with a little Silver, Black & BLING today as you join us for the Catch The Bug "Silver, Black & Bling" challenge!

Anytime Bling is involved in makin' something, I'm all in!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps I Margaret Calendar Months - January
Paper - Coredinations & Miscellaneous polka dot print from my stash
Coloring - Copics - C0, C1, C3, C5, E50, E21, E23, E25, E27, YR21, R59, R29
Extra STUFF - Bling from my stash, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp, Doodling & Diamond Stickles
This card is so blingy, I gotta wear shades!! 
Visit The Bug Blog and check out what the rest of the design team did with this challenge - be prepared to be AMAZED!  I know I sure was!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

This card has been entered into the following challenges -
Less Is More - C5, must be CAS -  #43 A bit of Bling

Friday, November 25, 2011

AWESOME Black Friday Deals....

that don't involve you getting up before the BUTT CRACK OF DAWN!!!
I'm SUPER DUPER REALLY EXCITED to announce Whimsie Doodles is having a 50% off EVERYTHING digital (with a miniumn purchase of $10.00) for the weekend of Black Friday.

The SALE begins Friday 25th (TODAY) and ends at midnight (Eastern time) Sunday 27th.

Use the code friday50sale to get your 50% discount.

So, AVOID the crowds and ENJOY shopping only at Whimsie Doodles for the Black Friday 50% off Sale!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo!!

Did you get up early and go Christmas shopping?  Me? NO WAY!!!  I stayed nestled in my bed - it's gettin' COLD here in Michigan.
Since our family celebrates Turkey Day the Saturday after the REAL Thanksgiving, today I'll be headed to the market to pick up all my veggies and begin working on the 'make-ahead' items for tomorrow.

HOWEVER, I did get to play a bit with some of the new Penguins Jodie has created for today!!  Jodie whipped up an adorable set - who said Penguins are just for Christmas?!  
Well, these little penguins are celebratin' a birthday and ready to P-A-R-T-Y!! =)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Birthday Penguins Collection
Papers - Kraft, Basic Grey & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics C9 C7 C5 R81 R35 R37 B95 B91 YG07 YG17 Y13 Y15 YR04 YR07 
Tools - Heat Gun to dry colored felt, Sizzix Scallop Die, Cuttlebug and Nesties
Extra STUFF - Custom Ribbon, Doodling, Felt Flower, Bling, Custom Bling, Dimensionals, Fabric Glue, Copic Refill in R81 to color Felt, Stazon Jet Black Ink and Miscellaneous HB Sentiment

This is the first time I tried doing a felt flower like this - by coloring it with a Copic Refill.  I used my heat gun to dry the flower, which heated the felt a little bit and caused it to stiffen a bit (I'm very pleased with how this turned out).

Visit The Bug Blog to see what the rest of the design team did with this super cute new PARTYIN' Penguin collection!!
You still have time to join us for our "Let's Talk Turkey" challenge too - show us those cards you make for turkey day - I know y'all got some funny turkey cards!! =)
Hugs & Happy Days!
This Happy little creation has been entered into the following challenges - 
Gingerloft - 2W - (2nd week) Lace, Fabric or Felt (ends 26th Nov)
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Anything with a "P" - PENGUIN
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - 2W - (2nd week) Birthday Card (ends 25th Nov)
Just Some Lines 2W, SIO - 1stW Tic Tac Toe* (Punch/Die, Digi & Glitter)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Whimsie Doodles Inner Elf

Embracin' a little Inner Elf today - and I just love all these colors together!!
This was a Facebook Freebie from Whimsie Doodles for 'liking' us on Facebook. 

Pretty stinkin' cute, huh?
Image - Whimsie Doodles - Inner Elf
Paper - Cosmo Cricket? & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics - BG45 BG49 YG03 YG13 YG17 RV14 RV17 RV19 YR04 YR07
Tools- EK Success Punch, Cuttlebug, Snowflake embossing folder & Nestie circle & scallops
Extra STUFF - Dimesionals, Custom BLING, and Bakers Twine

You've still got time to join us for November's "Tag You're It" Challenge over at Whimsie Doodles!  
Know what you can win?!?!?!  

Starting this month, we will have two (2) winners for each challenge! One (1) lucky winner will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image, of their choice, from our latest releaseAnd the second winner will join our team as a Guest Artist in January 2012!! 
If you would like to be considered for the Guest Artist spot, you must...
- Have a blog
- Use a Whimsie Doodles Image on your challenge creation

- Place an asterisk(*) by your linked name, so we know you are interested

- Be willing and able to join us the entire month of January 2012

In return...
- you will receive the ENTIRE January 2012 digital release
- a link to your blog will be placed on the Whimsie Doodles blog for the month
- you will be provided with a Guest Artist badge to display on your blog
Make sure to check out our Monthly Challenge Details page for all rules and specifics.
Hugs & Happy Days!
This card was entered into the following challenges - 
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - 2E, SIO, (must use digi) - (1st week) Christmas (ends 4th Dec)
Hooked on Crafts - 2W, SIO - (2nd week)  Punches and /or Diecuts (ends 26th Nov)
Paper Creations Ink 2W - (1st week) Christmas (ends 30th Nov)
Whoopsi Daisy  - SIO- Anything Goes at Christmas (+ Blog Hop)

Paper Pretties Challenge

The Bugaboo Stamps Design Team is playin' along with the Paper Pretties team today in a great challenge!!
Black, White & Gold
AND we got to play with Paper Pretties Images too! =)  I picked up the "You're SO Sweet" digi.
Image - Paper Pretties "You're So Sweet"
Papers - Bazzill, Miscellaneous Gold Metallic & Black/White Dots
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Heart Shaped Bling, Studio G Sentiment Stamp, Color Box Ink, Dimensionals, Gold Cording

Check out The Bug Blog and see what the rest of the design team whipped up and which Paper Pretties Images they used and THEN come join the FUN!!!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boy, OH Boy!!

Boy, OH BOY - are boy cards TOUGH for me.  Guess that's why they call it a challenge, huh??
Today a few of us Bugaboo chicks are playin' along with the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

The challenge??
Something for a BOY!  Like I said - Boy stuff (any kind of BOY stuff) is tough for me.  Something about Ribbons and Bling that I just love.
Well, I took this challenge, mud and all and just LOVE how it turned out!!
Papers - Bazzill, Kraft & Prints from DCWV Boy stack (THANK GOD FOR THIS!!)
Coloring - Copics W1 YR15 YR16 YR18 BG18 BG49 BG45 YG91 YG95 YG97 E50 E21 E23, E25 E27 E29 R000
Tools - EK Success Zig Zag Punch
Extra STUFF - Buttons, Doodling, Dimensionals AND I even snuck a little BLING in there! =)

BOY OH BOY did this turn out good! =)

Come on over and see what the rest of the troops did at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog.  Play along and YOU could win some fabulous prizes!!!  Plus, we want to see your take on the "BOY Oh BOY" challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!

This cute boy card has been entered into the following challenges-
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A little Turkey Talkin'!

Care to join the Bugaboo Stamps Design Team for a little Turkey Talkin' Challenge today? 
This week, we're welcoming ANYTHING that can be related to Thanksgiving or Turkeys.

Gobble till you Wobble baby is all I can say!!!!

Papers - Bazzill & Reminisce
Coloring - Copics - G23 G25 G63 R27 R46 E23 E25 E27 YR23 YR24 YR15 YR16 YR18
Tools - Fiskars Punch
Extra STUFF - Googley Eyes, Dimensionals & Candi

Be sure to join us this week for the "Let's Talk Turkey" challenge at The Bug Blog.  You can't win awesome Bugaboo Stamps, if you don't play along!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

You're invited....

To Gobble Till You Wobble for our After Turkey Day Dinner!!
Yep, it's the Annual Kantina Turkey Day and with that comes an invite.
I saw this Margaret Calendar Month - Thanksgiving image and KNEW it was going to grace this years Turkey Day Invite!
Even better yet, it's an OLDIE BUT GOODIE day at Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug and THIS is a PERFECT FIT!! =)

A little Sneak Peek of the inside too
Paper - Kraft, Bazzill &amp
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & MS Punch
Extra STUFF - Raffia, Dimensionals and Computer Generated Sentiments

The poem on the left side of the invite just makes me laugh!!

For more Oldie Inspiration, be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what other Oldies were unearthed for today!  I know there's a few I'll be addin' to my collection!! =)
Hugs & Happy Days!
This old girl has been entered into the following challenges -
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2W - (2nd week) Thank you OR Thanksgiven (ends 22nd Nov)
CCEE Stampers - 1E, JFF - 2 Diecuts OR 2 Punches
Crafty Purple Frog - 2W, SIO - (2nd week) Use Orange (ends 23rd Nov)
Meljens Designs - SIO - Fall
Rainbow Lady's - 2E - Thanksgiven
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E - Giving thanks (2nd wk)
The Paper Variety - 1E - #60 thanks
Whimsical Wednesdays - Thanksgiving (2nd wk)
Die Cuttin' Divas - must include a Die-cut - #41 What Time Is It? It's Turkey Time!
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - 2E - Thanksgiving
Jen's Digi Stamps - 2W, SIO - #8 Autumn/Fall 2nd Week

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Sleddin' We Will Go!

We had snow flurries last week and I can only imagine what this week will bring - with snow on the horizon,  today's little ditty seemed fitting - I'm just hoping this isn't me trying to get into work in the near future!  LOL  Dashing through the snow on I-75 is NOT my idea of a GOOD MORNING!
This cute Sledding Elfling is part of the November New Releases from Whimsie Doodles.
I pulled out some Christmas print I'd had in my stash for a bit that had not been used and am pleased how it turned out - this print is a bit outside my comfort zone.
Image - Whimsie Doodles "Sledding Elfling"
Papers - Kraft, Bazzill, Miscellaneous print
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties (Wonky Rectangles) & EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Bling, Dimensionals, Metallic Doodling, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Studio G Sentiment & Stickles

Have you been over to the Whimsie Doodles Blog, or the Store to see some of the super fun digis Melyssa's been creating for the holiday season?
Visit, you won't be disappointed!  AND, if you haven't been to our Whimsie Doodles Facebook Page to 'Like' us, head on over there (there's a super duper cute freebie waiting for you!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
This has been entered into the following challenges - 
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - 2E, SIO, (must use digi) - (2nd week) Anything goes with a Digi (ends 20th Nov)
Hooked on Crafts - 2W, SIO - (1st week)  Punches and /or Diecuts (ends 26th Nov)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's A . . .

Pocket Challenge today at The Bug Blog!!
And let me tell you, this was a bit of a challenge for me!!  Pockets aren't something that I use on a regular basis (unless you take into account the pockets I always leave my lip balm in and then run through the wash!)
So, what did I do with this POCKET challenge??
Well, I got out my scrappy tools and whipped up a scrapbook layout about -
The Tie Dye Craze....In Our Back Yard.

If you remember me mentioning the this summer the Tie Dye T-shirt Booth for the Grateful Dead Concert in our Backyard, then you'll smile at the page going in our Album - what's that they say - if it Ain't in the Scrapbook, it didn't happen!  =)

The great thing is Jodie has a super cute Dottie Hippie that is PERFECT for this layout (don't you think).  Heck, I even included a photo of Glen and I in our Tie Dyes on the beach in Punta Cana when we too our Anniversary Vacation, and photos of Glen and Chris creating their works of art!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Dottie Collection" - Dottie Hippie
Papers - Kraft, Bazzill & DCWV Hippie Collection
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties, Sizzix Scallop Die, Die Cutting Machine and Make The Cut for the Title, EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - "PEACE, LOVE & TIE DYE" title cut with die cut machine, Felt (for heart), Stickles, Bling, Dimensionals, Prima Flower, Wooden Sun from J's or M's (can't remember which)

So, WHERE'S the Pocket I've referred to that was such a challenge for me?
Well, right here of course - a secret little place for me to tuck the journaling into (so our kids don't think we're total nut jobs when they look at these albums years from now.  =)
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today - be sure to pop on over to The Bug Blog and check out what the rest of the design team created - you'll be AMAZED at all the pockets!! =)
Hugs & Happy Days!
This Tie Dye layout has been entered into the following challenges - 
Catch The Bug - It's in The Pocket Challenge
Heart Song Inspirations - 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - 2W, 1E, SIO, must use a digi - texture
Crafty Catz - 1E - use a digital image
Fashionista Friday - try something new
Fun with Shapes & More - 2W, JFF, must include die cut/punch - use something three times
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tag, You're It!

With Christmas right around the corner (can you believe it??)
Well, this month at Whimsie Doodles, we're doing a "TAG, you're it" challenge.

Get out those super cute Christmas stamps and whip up some super cute, festive and SNOW much fun Gift Tags!!
Here's mine - I tagged my Annual Cookie Exchange Invitation with a super cute Christmas Gifts Gift Tags from Whimsie Doodles.
Images - Whimsie Doodles "Christmas Gifts" Gift Tags & 'Tis the Season -Gift Box Paper pieced
Paper - Miscellaneous prints from my out of control stash, Kraft & Couture Coredinations &Coredinations
Coloring - GIMP program
Tools - Computer, MTC & Die Cut Machine
Looking for some ideas, or super cute Christmas Digis??  If you missed it last month, Melyssa created some amazingly cute Tis' the Season & Christmas Gifts Gift Tags, PERFECT for holiday gift giving!
And, if you haven't visited this month, there are some AWESOME Newly Released images you're not going to want to miss!!

Show us YOUR gift tags!!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
These tags have been entered into the following challenges - 
Whimsie Doodles - Tag, You're It

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Snappy" Bugaboo New Release

Jodie's at it again with these way too stinkin' cute Make it Snappy Images!!  Today's New Release is the Reindeer Trio that comes with "Season's Greetings" or a Blank sentiment area.

Well, I'm back at it again too with the holiday Tee's and made this "Reindeer Games" for another family kiddo - these little suckers are like Pototo chips - you can't just have ONE!!!

Sorry the photos are a little rough - with this 'daylights you don't get daylight again till fall time change' it's kind of thrown me for a loop taking photos after work.  DOH!

 I just LOVE the way this turned out - I'm beginning to think I'm going to have to start making some of these for myself!  =)  Stay Tuned!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "More Make It Snappy - Reindeer Trio"
Coloring - GIMP
Tools - Iron, Tshirt from JoAnn, Photo Effects Inkjet Transfer Paper, Ink Jet Printer, Scribble for added Bling

Check out what the rest of the desgin team did with this trouble makin' Christmas Trio at The Bug Blog and then be sure to visit The Bugaboo Store and get your holiday trio (You'll love the rest of the collection too - these Make it Snappy images MAKE ME SMILE!!)
Thanks for visiting today!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
This has been entered into the following Challenges -
Wee memories - C4,  #75 Hand made Gifts (see Challenge for details)
Creative Inspirations Paint - 1E - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - 2W, SIO, must include animal - (2nd week) Bling Bling (ends 14th Nov)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes PLUS Brown
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

Whimsie Doodles & Facebook!

Whimsie Doodles has a Facebook Page and we'd LOVE if you "Like" us.  Pop on over and check it out - of course, we're not asking you to "Like" us for NOTHIN' - can you say SUPER CUTIE Christmas FREEBIE??? 
Visit our Facebook page and see!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Anything But a Card - In Holiday Style?

Okay, so I'm ATTEMPTING to get AHEAD of the holiday season - I get sweaty palms every time I go into a store that has Christmas stuff out - even though some if it has been out since September...Less than 2 months, can you BELIEVE IT?!?!?!

As you know, I've had a super fun time making T-shirts for the kiddos in our family this year.
Well, with today being an Anything But a Card day over at The Bug Blog, it was the PERFECT time to share this "Santa's Little Helper" Tee that I whipped for one of the kiddos in the family. =)
 Here's a little close up of her -
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Ava Mistletoe Fairy
Coloring - GIMP
Tools - Printer to print heat transfer & Iron
Extra Stuff - Tshirt from JoAnn & Heat Transfer paper

So - have you gotten started on any of YOUR holiday stuff yet?? =)
Hugs & Happy Days!
This holiday tee has been entered into the following challenges -
Crafting When We Can - 2W, 2E, C5 - (2nd week) Halloween and/or Anything But A Card (ends 11th Nov)
I Did It Creations - Christmas/Winter
Wee memories - C4,  #75 Hand made Gifts (see Challenge for details)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy New Release Day from Whimsie Doodles

It's November New Release over at Whimsie Doodles today!!!
How can you not fall in love with a cute little fairy sharing a cookie?!

I decided to try a new style of card for this one today and just LOVE how it turned out - there are a few pics so you can get the idea.

Front/partial open

Image - Whimsie Doodles - Cookie Fairy - NEW NOVEMBER RELEASE
Papers - Bazzill, Coredinations, Kraft & Lime Twist
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Ribbon from my stash, Prima Flower, Dimensionals, Custom Bling & Doodling

Check out the Whimsie Doodles Store and Blog - see the new releases for this month AND the awesome projects the rest of the gals on the design team created - you'll be INSPIRED for sure!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Anything Goes Challenge at Catch The Bug!

Happy Saturday all - STILL kind of Fall weather here - warm enough that we might even do some grillin' tonight and MAYBE even a bonfire!  Something about Bonfires in the fall! =)

Well, enough about our Fall food & evening plan - today is an ANYTHING GOES challenge over at The Bug Blog!  And we WANNA see your ANYTHING creations!! =)

By participating you have the chance to WIN - and not just a single Bugaboo Stamps image, but if you're the BIG winner, you could win up to 7 Bugaboo Images of your choice!!    Check out The Bug Blog for full details on playing and WINNING!!
So, here's my Anything for today - I just LOVE the Make it Snappy images!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Make It Snappy - Udderly Amazing"
Papers - Bazzill & Miscellaneous papers from my stash
Coloring - Copics - 100, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, Y35, Y38, R 27, R29, R81, R83
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals & Stickles
The Cows head and the bell have been cut out, popped up on dimensionals and attached.

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and see what Anythings the rest of the team whipped up for this weeks Anything Goes challenge!!
Hugs & Happy Days! 
This Udderly Adorable card has also been entered into the following challenges -
Scrapbook Sisters - #58 Anything Goes
Stampavie and More -2W,  JFF - #155 Anything Goes

Friday, November 4, 2011

Whimsie Doodles November Release Snippet!

We're givin' you a little Snippet to get you in the mood for the November New Release over at Whimsie Doodles today.

Can you guess what it is - Other than CUTE CUTE and CUTE of course!  =)
Check back tomorrow and see just how CUTE it is!!
 Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A For Fun Challenge With Bugaboo!

Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring and playing along with the For Fun Challenge team today with a Challenge For Fun!

What's today's challenge??  
A card or project to Happy Birthday to a Special Friend. 

So with that fun little challenge in mind, I whipped up this cute little Scene it Ava & Deacon Birthday Card for a special friend.
Papers - Doodle Bug Designs, Kraft, Coredinations & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous HB Stamp, Colorbox Chestnut Roan Ink, Stickles, Bling, Dimensionals & Ribbon

So, pop on over to the For Fun Challenge Blog and join us for today's challenge - show the rest of the ladies some love with the amazing projects they've created and SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!! =) 

Hugs & Happy Days!
This was additionally entered into the following challenges -
Paper Pretties - SIO - Use a Sentiment

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Meowy Christmas from Bugaboo

Happy New Release Tuesday from Bugaboo!!
The Make It Snappy digis were such a HUGE hit, Jodie has whipped up some CUTE Christmas Make It Snappies!

And I think THIS one is MY FAVORITE!  
Reminds me of our little fat, fluffy furbaby! =)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Christmas Make It Snappy"
Paper - Cosmo Cricket & Bazzill
Coloring - Copics - C0, C01, C03, R81, R83, R85, R27, R29, BG11, BG13, YG13, YG17
Tools - Heat Gun, Sizzix Border Punch & MS Punch
Extra STUFF - Googley Eyes, Liquid Applique, Stickles, Dimensionals, Baker's Twine & Gold Pen
Thought I'd give you a little close up too so you can see the puffy applique and layers.
Visit The Bug Blog and check out what the rest of the team did with this awesome digi.  Then visit The Bugaboo Store and see the rest of the collection.  =)
 Hugs & Happy Days!
This little cutie has been entered into the following challenges -  
Christmas Card Challenges - 1E, must be Christmas - Liquid Applique
Forever Friends - 2W, SIO, must include animal - (1st week) Bling Bling (ends 14th Nov)
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Pollycraft - SIO - Anything Goes