Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oldie But Goodie Day at Bugaboo!

One of my favorite days - I get to get out my favorite oldies, dust them off and color 'em!
Today is a cute Thank You Card I added to my card stash this week.

I've also dusted off some of my nesties and am playin' with them again too!  I whipped this one up last week when my mom and I had our girls night card making evening.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Coffee Time - Espresso Yourself
Papers - One of my mini paper stack packs and Bazzill Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, EK Success Border Punch & Wonky Rectangle Nestie
Extra STUFF - Organza ribbon from my stash, Pearl Bling, Dimensionals, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment stamp & Glossy Effects

Check out what the rest of the team created and which favorites are making an appearance.
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Anything But A Card Monday

I don't know about you, but I've been trying to savor these last few weeks before SUMMER 'ends' (not according to the calendar, of course).  We've been spending MORE time in the sunshine, MORE time enjoying our deck, MORE time grilling.  MORE time in general outside. 

Because, before you know it, where we live, it will be cold and there will be SNOW...... YUCK!

Heck, Friday I spent part of the afternoon on the deck, in my comfy chair, soaking up my Vitamin D, READING a book!!! And it wasn't even VACATION!!!

So, because of the OUTSIDE time, I've spent very little time in my studio.  HOWEVER, TODAY I whipped up this great little scrapbook page for a shadow box for our friends who had a new baby in May.  He is the most adorable little chunk you could ever want to snuggle.  

Sorry for comic smiley face on his photo - I haven't given the shadow box to our friends yet and would like to get their permission before I go posting his photo all over. 

In anycase, being crafters, I'm sure you can absolutely appreciate this cute little shadowbox page (8x8 in size) and because his room is done in a jungle theme the little Bugaboo Stamps Lions were a perfect fit!
Papers - Cute Papers I picked up with my mom during our last trip to Archivers & Cordinations
Coloring - Copics
TOOLS - EK Success Border Punch, Die cutting machine and Alphabet cartridge
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals to pop up select items on the page.  Shadow Box is an 8x8 box from M's

Thanks for popping by today and taking a look at my ABC project.  
Visit The Bug Blog and see what a few of our other designers did.
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Shelly's Images Design Team Call!

If you have ever wanted to be part of our amazing Design Team NOW is your chance.

Shelly's Images is accepting applications for our Design Team from now until midnight CST on September 6th, 2012.   You can find all the details about being part of our DT on our DT 411 page.  And our DT application can be found here.  
If you have any questions please email Shelly at 

We have a very fun DT family and we are excited to add some new members.  We can't wait to hear from you! :)
This is a group of ladies you'd LOVE to play along with every week!
Show us what you got - we'd love to add you to our team!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ladybugs Party Too!!!

Especially when it's an Oldie But Goodie Thursday at Bugaboo Stamps!
Have you seen these super cute Lady bugs??
Papers - Doodlebug Design Stripes and Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug and Miscellaneous Embossing folders
Extra STUFF - Ribbon, Stickles, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment & Dimensionals

Head on over to The Bug Blog and check out what the rest of the design team whipped up and be inspired!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps!

When was the last time you went to the carnival??

My hubby and I went to a local Catholic School's big carnival they have every Memorial Day weekend this year.      
Some fair food (that would be corn dogs) and a few games!  =)

Our favorite game??
Skee-ball - remember that one?  One time we played it during a visit to Cedar Point.  The arcade was terribly hot (it was in August for our Anniversary), but sweaty and hot or not, it was a blast!  =)

Why do I preface today's post with all this talk of sweaty carnival games and corn dogs?
Well, because today Bugaboo has a great CARNIVAL freebie today!!!!  =)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "A Kids View - Carnival" collection
Papers - Miscellaneous from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Embossing Folder
Extra STUFF -  BLING, Dimensionals, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp & Clear Glaze

Visit The Bug Blog and see all the other Carnival fabulous cards and once you've ooh'ed and aah'ed, head on over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and get your Carnival Fun freebie!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back to School with Shelly's Images

It's Back to School Time and  Shelly's Images  has the just the right back to school images you need to get your kiddos off to school with a smile (okay, it'll be you with the smile that they're going back to school!)  =)

I had this great Paper pack from DCWV, perfect for back to school - AND with our color challenge this week at  Shelly's Images , we incorporated those colors into this card as well!

Image -  Shelly's Images  "Back Pack"
Papers - DCWV School Stack and additional miscellaneous paper scraps from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools -  EK Success Border Punch & Stapler
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Staples, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink and Dimensionals

Come join us for this color challenge, and if you want a super cute School image to add to your collection - head on over to Shelly's Images store.  =)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Stella Says Sketch!

Come play along and join the challenge today at Bugaboo Stamps, Catch The Bug Blog!
We get to play with Shelly's Images this time around and I got to play with one of her fabulous digis that I just love - what girl wouldn't love a card with a purse and bling?!
Image - Shelly's Images
Papers - Cordination black & PTI print
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, PTI sentiment, Ribbon, Doodling and miscellaneous BLING!

Head on over to The Bug Blog and see what the rest of the team did and then head to either Shelly's images and play along or The Bug Blog.
We'd love to have you play with us this week!  
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Oldie But Goodie Dude!

Dude - YOU ROCK!

I just love these Bugaboo Boys with a 'tude (as in attitude!)
Just a little oldie I dusted off and used for a Birthday card!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Johnny - cool"
Papers - Scraps from my scrappy box including Coredinations
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties, Embossing Folder, CM Corner Punch
Extra STUFF - PTI Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink and Dimensionals 

Check out The Bug Blog and see what the rest of the team dusted off for this Oldie But Goodie Thursday!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A New Release at Bugaboo!

You're a HOOT!
That's just one of the fitting sentiments you can use for this New Release from Bugaboo Stamps.
Image -  Bugaboo Stamps  - New Release Owl
Papers - From My scrappy Box
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Distressing, Doodling, PTI Ribbon, Button and Twine

Head on over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and check out what we've got!  

PLUS, Jodie wants you to be able to add some awesome images to your collection so she's got her 50% off sale going on until mine and Glen's Anniversary - August 15th!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, August 6, 2012


Glen and I have been talking about making 'Beer Can Chicken' (thought it's called 'Beer Butt Chicken' in our house).

Well, last night we finally whipped up one for dinner and IT ROCKED!!!
How pretty does this look??
Looking at it I you could almost picture it dancing around to some goofy music . . . .couldn't you?
Maybe that's just the crazy in our household - this is the place that at Thanksgiving, my dad used to make the Turkey 'fly' and my hubby has carried on that tradition.

Today, the left overs will be made into chicken salad and homemade Chicken Soup.  YUMMO!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Craft Your Days Away & Bugaboo Stamps!

It's an Anything Goes Saturday AND we get to play along with the Craft Your Days Away Challenge today.
What is the challenge you may be asking?
With the Olympics in full swing - the challenge - 
We've watched a bit of soccer in our house lately, so this card seemed fitting!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Brats Soccer Boy"
Paper - DCWV Scraps, Custom colored cardstock & Kraft
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Colorbox Chestnut Roan Ink and Miscellaneous Sentiment

Come play with the Craft Your Days Away Challenge AND the Saturday Anything Goes challenge over at The Bug Blog
You could be one of our winners!!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Flower Jar Thank You

You can never have enough thank you cards and with some of the fabulous oldie but goodie flower digis that  Bugaboo Stamps  has, you can create some pretty fan-tabulous Thank you cards =)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps featuring "Flower Jar"
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my bin including Kraft, Bazzill & Basic Grey
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, EK Success Border Punch & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Pre-cut Card, Pearls, Sheer Ribbon, Dimensionals and Stickles

Visit the  Bugaboo Stamps  store and see all the amazing OLDIES that reside there AND check out some of the NEWBIES that have just arrived too! =)
Hugs & Happy Days!