Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Another little Halloween ditty to share with you.
Paper - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - MS Border Punch (Spider Web)
Extra STUFF - GOOGLEY EYES, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Studio G Sentiment Stamp and Stickles

Hugs & SPOOKY Days!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Recipes Galore....

At Bugaboo Stamps today!!!  It's a recipe challenge for you to join in and play along with - 
The Recipe??   1 Circle and 3 Brads

So, this is what I whipped up - 
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Light house"
Papers - From one of my many mini 6x6 stacks (love this paper stack)
Coloring - Copics B91 B93 B95 B97 B99 Y26 Y28
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties and EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment stamp, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Dimensionals & 3 brads

And of course, I can't call out a Recipes Galore and not include a FOOD recipe!  =)
Yummy food recipe for the day?
Well, because it's getting a bit cooler here in Michigan, we're resorting to comfort foods and crock pot cooking.
Here's the most recent new recipe we've tried - 
From my hubby's TAILGATING book
(Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications)
Boil chicken (we used 5 LARGE boneless/skinless chicken breasts)
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 14.5 oz cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
3 4 ounce cans diced green chili peppers, undrained (we only used 2 cans and that was enough "SPICE" for us)
1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
1 1/2 tea. garlic powder
1 1/2 tea. ground cumin
1 tea. garlic salt
1/4 tea. cayenne pepper
1/4 tea. ground black pepper
1 8 oz. carton sour cream
1/4 cup whipping cream
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Diagonally sliced Green Onion

Boil chicken breasts with some garlic powder & pepper (in addition to what is call for here) until it is cooked through and no longer pink.  Shred chicken chicken and put it in the crock pot.
Add all items except for Sour cream and whipping cream.  
Combine in crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours.  
About 1/2 hour before you're ready to eat, mix in sour cream and whipping cream and heat until warmed. 
Stir before serving.
Garnish chili with Shredded cheese and onions.

So, head on over to The Bug Blog and play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Freebie Friday from Bugaboo

in all it's yummy glory!!!!

Every year at Christmas, I host an annual cookie exchange - there are more cookies and sweets than you know what to do with.  Before we put ourselves in a sugary coma from all the yummy Christmas treats, we have a lovely brunch with my girlie friends and special women in our family.  

It always turns out to be a lovely day.  I'm always looking for new cookie recipes to try every year for this cookie exchange (and I'm on the hunt for this years cookie exchange - HINT HINT - so if you've got a good cookie recipe, I'd love to have you share it with me).  =)

What you might ask got me talking about the Annual Kaymin Kantina Cookie Exchange? 

Well, today Jodie has this super adorable new Ginger Pocket image - that will be PERFECT for some of the boxes and cans of cookies I share with family, friends and co-workers.  Add the cute image to the fact that I'd REALLY LOVE to find a great Gingerbread cookie recipe and there you have your answer.

So, now that I've bored you with the Christmassy details of my cookie exchange, I'll share with you the little Cookie tag I whipped up.

Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Ginger Pocket"
Papers - Doodlebug Christmas papers from EONS ago
Coloring - Copics - E33 E34 E35 R24 R27 R29 YG23 YG25
Tools - Cuttlebug and Nesties for cutting
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Twine, Heart Button, Ribbon from my stash, Stazon Jet Black Ink and Studio G Sentiment

Head on over to The Bug Blog and see what the rest of the designers created (super cute) and then head on over to The Bugaboo Store and get your freebie!
Hugs & Happy (ALMOST Halloween) Days!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Oldie But Goodie

Well, it's not to much of an OLDIE, but it certainly is a GOODIE for Halloween.
My little nephew, Evan will be celebrating his very first Halloween and his mama LOVES Sock Monkeys (he has a BUNCH in his baby bedroom).  So this little New Oldie was a perfect fit for him.

Papers - Miscellaneous scrappies from my scrap bin (really, I'm trying to use all these scraps up!)
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Die Cutting Machine (for number "1")
Extra STUFF - Bazzill Pre-cut Scallop border, Dimensionals and Stickles

Visit The Bug Blog and check out what the rest of the design team whipped up - you'll be sure to be digging out some of these Oldies and make them new again!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


You got it - It's BUGABOO Bingo today at The Bug Blog.
Get your Bingo dabbers out and let's get playin'!

My Bingo project (do you sing "there was a farmer,had a dog and Bingo was his name-o - B-I-N-G-O - every time you say BINGO????  Yep, I do - apologies if you're singin' that tune the rest of the day.  =)

Okay, back to the project for today - A little Sweetest Day card for my hubby (yep, today is Sweetest Day 'round these parts....Hallmark holiday - yep, that's why I make cards....).

My B-I-N-G-O items?
Starts with P (Pink - Printed Paper), Sentiment & 3 or More Papers
And here it is....
Image - Bugaboo stamps "AKV Love" collection
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy Friend Linda in Bahrain
Coloring - Copics
Tooks - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Stickles, PTI Sentiment Stamp, Color Box Chestnut Roan Ink and some silky fabulous ribbon!
Yep, this is for my hubby!

Come join this weeks BINGO challenge - you just might be one of our winners!!
Okay, my ma'ma is on her way over - we're going to spend the day crafting (not quite sure WHAT kind of craftin' we'll be doing, but we'll be craftin'!)
Hugs & Happy Sweetest Day!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

S-P-O-O-K-Y at Shelly's Images

It's getting to be that time - time for Spooks & Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins, Pumpkins & Black Cats and heck, maybe even a little Magic!

And Shelly has created this fabulous "Love Potion" image that is an awesome spooky image for today's SPOOKY Challenge!  =)

Image - Shelly's Images "Love Potion"
Papers - from my scrappy stash
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nestie
Extra STUFF - Bling, Stickles, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment stamp

Head on over to the Shelly's Images Blog - check out the other amazing projects the rest of the Design team girlies created AND then JOIN us for the SPOOKY Challenge!!
We'd love to have you play along and love it even more if you're one of our winners!!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Can you say Skiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii?

Well this new release from Bugaboo Stamps today is ALL ABOUT SKIING!  And a Critter skiing at that!  =)
Papers - All from my scrappy stash
Coloring - Copics: 100, YR04 YR07, V05, V06, BG53 & BG57
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Twine, Dimensionals, Doodling and PTI button

Head on over to the Bugaboo Stamps Store and pick up your skiing penguin - he's perfect for those Christmas and winter cards you know you're already thinking you need to make!  =)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday Photo Challenge at Bugaboo

It's a Photo Challenge Saturday at Bugaboo Stamps, Catch The Bug Blog - Nothing like a little Fall color inspiration!!
Here's my little Fall inspired card - 

Papers - None - this was a pre-striped card from Target's $1 bin
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp. Colorbox Chestnut Roan Ink and Dimensionals

Come join us for this Fall Photo Challenge over at The Bug Blog for your chance to do some WINNING!!!
Hugs & Happy Fall Days!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bugaboo Stamps - Gus Birthday

Got an oldie here for you in more ways than one!
Happy Bugaboo Oldie But Goodie Thursday!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Gus Birthday - Old Fart
Papers - Scraps from my Scrappy bin (including Coredinations cardstock)
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Nail file to distress, Glaze & Googley Eyes

Check out The Bug Blog to see what the rest of the team did with there oldies today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Bugaboo New Release

I love Bright and Happy and this New Release from Bugaboo Stamps makes me think and create bright and happy!
Especially because it's been Grey and Rainy the last few days!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - New Release
Papers - PTI cardstock and miscellaneous printed papers I got in my monthly paper swap
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Stickles, Bling, Dimensionals and Velvet Ribbon

Head on over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and get your New Release (and see what other releases are joining this one!)  =)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo Stamps

Stella's got her sketchin' book out again.

It's a Stella Says Sketch Challenge day today!
Ready to get creatin'?
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Johnny Music
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - PTI Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Dimensionals

Check out and see what the rest of the designers did at The Bug Blog and THEN come play along!!
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Anything Goes Challenge!

Happy Saturday! 
What a lovely day to do some crafting (right after I do some cleaning =oP  ICK!).
I thought I'd share with you the card I made for my hubby for his birthday.  
After the "Five Guys Burgers & Fries" dinner for his birthday - it was only fitting that I gave him this card!  =)

And even more fitting that today's an Anything Goes challenge over at The Bug Blog.
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy box including PTI Chartruse
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Dimensionals & Flat Back BB's

Come on over and join us - you can't win a great Bugaboo Stamps Prize pack if you don't play along!  =)

Thanks for stoppin' by today!
I hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Challenge Entries - 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Scrap-Friendzy is CELEBRATIN...

5th Birthday!!
And in honor of National Card Making Day, Amy asked me to join along in a Card Challenge.  =)
My Favorite kind!!!

So, I opted to challenge the Scrap-Friendzy girlies in a little
Using one of my FAVORITE Bugaboo digis!  =)
Come play along with both the Scrap-Friendzy 5th Birthday Celebration AND The Catch The Bug Blog Saturday challenge (with a new one tomorrow!!!)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bugaboo Stamps - Oldie But Goodie

Yep, it's Thursday and that means it's a Bugaboo Oldie But Goodie Day!  =)
Glen's mom and dad celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this summer and this was the card I whipped up (yep, it's taken me THIS LONG to share the card with you).  =)
I just LOVE Stella & Gus and this is no exception.  
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - CM Corner Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Dimensionals and Ribbon from my ribbon stash

Head over to The Bug Blog and see what the rest of the designers did.
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Whew, that was a lot of work!

So, I told a few of my design team girlies that I'd share a few photos of the new flooring we just had put in - here it is.
The new carpet is like walking on a cloud!!
The new hardwood flooring - can I just tell you - I SUPER puffy <3 p="p">
Funny the 'THINGS' that make you happy the older you get, huh?? 
Just in time for the holidays!  =)

Yes, the 'picking post' is there so our fat cat Gizmo doesn't pick the new carpet on the steps (that was the first thing he did 9 years ago when we moved in).

If you can't tell (by my blog) and now our home decor - we LOVE the beach (HUMONGO Puffy {heart} the beach).  Still trying to figure out what we're doing here in Michigan....LOL!

So, this kind of explains a bit why I've had so little time to craft (other than the 4th quarter magazine that we're wrapping up).  My next home project - PURGING my Studio and craft closet - anybody need any paper or have some good ORGANIZING ideas???  YIKES!!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


So, I've been playing along with the CDAC Progressive Challenge (or at least I'd like to say I was).

I got this super cute Halloween Cat with a Bat Mask (image by Priscilla Styles).

So, I had this card done last week and for some reason thought I had an extra day or too to post it.  
Well, I thought WRONG.... =(

But, I wanted to share it anyway because the image is way cute (I'm going back to get the Christmas version of this image =)
Papers - Miscellaneous Halloween paper stacks and scraps
Coloring - Copics
Technique - Paper Piecing (the couch)
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Spider Stamp (in the window), Stazon Jet Black Ink, BLING and Stickles

Come join the CDAC Progressive challenge and hopefully, unlike me, you can follow directions (and dates on the calendar).
This time around they have a really cute pig by Digistamps For Joy.
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Birthday to the King of our Grill!

Can you say: 
Five Guys Burgers and Fries?

This is what happens when we visit above mentioned place to celebrate Glen's Birthday

Heck, we even added a few birthday candles to the burger.  =)
Happy Birthday to my King of the Grill! 
Go Tigers!
Hugs & Happy Days!