Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Humor Me Wednesday!

Happy Humor Me Wednesday!!
Did you know TOMORROW is - Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
Well, today, I'm Inspiring my heart with a little Bugaboo Art!!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Bugaboo Angels - Love You
Papers - Miscellaneous from my Scrappy bin & Mini Pads
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Ribbon from my stash, Doodling, BLING, Ali Edwards Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Stickles & Dimensionals

Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Stella Says Sketch 129 Challenge

Stella's at it again in the New Year!
And here's my take on the sketch....Did you know it's also National Hobby Monday??  =)
This card is also in honor of that!  =)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Dottie Crafting"
Papers - Mini Stack, Kraft and Cardstock from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tooks - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, BLING, Doodling & Computer generated Sentiment

Hugs & Happy Days!
Challenge Submissions:
Catch The Bug Blog - Stella Says Sketch Challenge
Challenges 4 Everybody - 2W, 3C - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - (2nd week) Girls, Girls, Girls (ends 2nd Feb) 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo!

A little Valentine wish to Ewe - yep, if you thought the Merry Christmas to Ewe and Happy New Year to Ewe Images were cute, well, how about a Valentine Ewe for Ewe, oops You!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Valentine Ewe" & Sentiment
Papers - Mini Paper Stacks & Bazzill Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, EK Success Border Punch & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals, Ribbon Scraps, Doodling and Stickles

Head on over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and get yourself this adorable little Valentine Ewe!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Submitted to the following challenges - 
Avadares – M - Valentines Day or Love deadline Jan 31 (freebie image provided)
Brown Sugar – E2 - Valentines
Clearly Inspired - 2W, 1E, SIO - Week 2- Brown and Red
Delicious Doodles - 2W, 1E, SIO – All you need is LOVE
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude – 2W, 3E – Week 1, Love

Saturday, January 19, 2013

WINNER WINNER - Birthday Celebration WINNER!

So work has been SUPER BUSY this week and I haven't been able to get into my studio for the last few days, so no fun creation today.
HOWEVER, that's NOT why you're stoppin' here today, is it?

Of course not, today's the day we're pickin' our individual HOP WINNERS!!!

So, our Birthday Celebration WINNER is......
drum roll.......

Chris - leave me a comment here with you email - I've turned on the comment moderation - so I will delete your email once I get the comment and send off your Tall Cake image.

Congrats and thanks to everyone for CELEBRATING with us this week at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, January 18, 2013

We're Celebratin' Darling!

You better believe it -
And boy oh boy are we celebrating!
You should have arrived here from the Totally Stampalicious Blog
if you were just lucky and ended up here by chance - Start at the beginning of the hop HERE - you won't want to miss all the birthday fun!
So, what do we have on the agenda for this party?!  Well, a whole week of celebratin!  =)
Today, in addition to this blog hop, we're challenging you to create ANYTHING Birthday today!
My Anything Birthday - this Wild and crazy Diva Birthday Card!  =)
Papers - Miscellaneous Wild & Crazy scrapps from my scrappy bin including PTI cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Happy Birthday Sentiment, Doodling, Liquid Pearls, Dimensionals and Wasabi tape

Okay, so now that we've been inspired, it's time to send you off to the next stop on the hop (right after you leave me a comment below because THAT will get you put into my drawing to win this fabulous image).

Okay, your next stop is, drum roll PLEASE........
 Amy Ely
Thanks so much for hoppin' by! =)
Hugs & Happy Blog Hoppin'!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Manly Birthday at Bugaboo

It's the MANLY celebration day in our Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Celebration and an Oldie But Goodie to boot!  =)
Here's a little manly ditty I whipped up for one of the manly men in our family!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - AKV Golf - Golf Cart
Papers - Miscellaneous Scrappy pieces from My Scrappy Bin
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Dimensional, Doodling & a bit of metal bling
Check out what the rest of the designers whipped up by visiting The Bug Blog.  
Hugs & Happy Days!

Shelly's Images 1-2-3 Angelic

Shelly's Images has a new challenge this week AND a fabulous new image just in time for Valentine's Day!

Today's challenge - it's a 1 - 2 - 3 Challenge!
1 - Word Sentiment
2 - Pieces of patterned paper
3 - Piece of bling/embellishments
Here's my creation for today....
Image - Shelly's Images - "Angelic"
Papers - Miscellaneous from my Scrappy Swaps & Bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Doily, Doodling, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink & BLING

Okay, so I blinged it up X 2!  I can NEVER stop at just a LITTLE bling.......  =)

Wanna play along??
Visit the Shelly's Images Blog, see what amazing creations the rest of the designers created today and THEN head on over to the SI Store and pick up this beautiful Angel for your collection!

Oh yah, and don't forget to share your 1 - 2 - 3 creation!
Hugs & Happy Days! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Have a Chuckle with Bugaboo

Have you been celebrating with us this week?  
Have you been playing along with the challenges?
You still have time to join the fun and gosh, you would WIN BIG!!!
Check out The Bug Blog for all the details and the challenges.  =)
Today - because it's a Humor Me Wednesday - the challenge is to:
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone
Papers - Miscellaneous Papers from my Scrappy Swap Stash
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - BLING and Dimensional

Be sure to join in the celebration!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Black, White & a 'POP' of Color

We continue with the Bugaboo Stamps 3rd Birthday Celebration!
Today, Happy Monday - your challenge, should you accept it - 
Black, White AND a 'POP' of Color - any color you'd like.
So, I was in a Black, White & PINK kind of mood today!

Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Dottie - Celebrate
Papers - Coredinations Glitter & Miscellaneous Black & White from my bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Paper Smoochies Sentiment Stamp, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Doodling, Dimensionals & BLING
Head on over to The Bug Blog and see what other "POP" of color the rest of the designers used.
Be sure to join in and play along - there's lots of changes to WIN during this birthday celebration!!! =)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Stella Says Sketch - Birthday Style!

Oh yah, Stella's back and rarin' to go in 2013!
So without further ado, here's the first sketch for 2013!
And because we're celebratin' a little Birthday for Bugaboo Stamps, I had to go with a birthday theme. 
In addition to the sketch - we also have to use a recipe:
INCLUDE A NUMBER & 3 ITEMS in your project
So, here's mine......I just flipped the sketch a bit.  =)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Birthday Penguin -  Gift
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy swap stash
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Dimsneionals, Stickles & Computer Generated sentiment

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Sketchin' Birthday Celebration - we'd love to have you be one of our celebration WINNERS!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oldie But Goodie - Gearing up to Celebrate!

So, the Bugaboo Birthday Celebration begins on Saturday, however, I'm gearing up to celebrate a bit early and this cute Oldie But Goodie is a perfect way to start.
Plus, I actually made it for the Stella Says Sketch Challenge coming up this Sunday and realized I kind of had a brain-fart and used the wrong sketch - DOH!
Yep, one of those weeks!  :)
Papers - Miscellaneous Bazzill Cardstock & Scraps from my Scrappy Bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug (my mama's new FAVORITE tool), Nesties, Die Cut Machine, Sizzix Scallop Die
Extra STUFF - Paper Smoochies Sentiment Stamp, Stazon Jet Black Ink, BLING, Stickles & Dimensionals

Now that I've started the CELEBRATION early, get your party dress out and get ready to celebrate starting Saturday!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Anything But a Card Monday - Sweet Baby Cute

Happy FIRST Anything But a Card Monday of 2013!!

So Glen's cousin and his wife are expecting....TWINS.  He is a U of M grad, so it was only fitting that I whipped up these twins (we're not sure if they're boys, girls or a combo) U of M Onsies.  =)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Theodore Grad"
Extra STUFF - GIMP to color image, Heat transfer paper, Baby Onsie and Iron

Hope your week is off to a good start - the first full week back to work after the holidays is always a tough one.
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A little Ditty from Christmas!

Happy Sunday!
I thought I'd share with you a shadow box I did for Glen's Aunt and Uncle for Christmas.  

I added the Scor-tape for them to add their favorite family pic (hence the four white strips of 'stuff' that totally screw up the photo.  =)

It's been ages since I've done any scrapbooking it seems like - definitely need to get back into that - it was SO MUCH FUN!!!

Tools - Cuttlebug, Sizzix die, Cricut, Nesties (for the flower), Embossing Folder
Extra STUFF - Burlap, Fall leaves, dimensionals, Gold Button from my button box, Color Box Chestnut Roan Ink and Miscellaneous Papers from my scrappy stash.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!
Hope you're having a wonderful 2013 so far!  =)
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, January 5, 2013


A great way to go Relaxin' in the New Year!
Today The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps  has their monthly "ANYTHING GOES" challenge - so here's the Anything Goes!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps "Dottie" Collecton "Dottie Yoga" Image
Papers - DCWV, Bazzill & Kraft
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Punch
Extra STUFF - Custom Bling, Studio 112 "Relax" sentiment, Color Box Chestnut Roan Ink, Dimensonals & Miscellaneous Ribbon from my stash

We'd love to have you come play along with us - there's always something going on at The Bug Blog and always a chance to WIN!!
Hugs & Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sock Monkey Lovin'

A little Oldie but Goodie from Bugaboo for this FIRST Oldie But Goodie Day of 2013!
I whipped up this card for my nephew to give to his grandma & grandpa - his mama is a big sock monkey lover, and Evan has quite the collection of sock monkeys too (thanks to his mama).  So, it was only fitting that this card be a sock monkey. =)
Paper - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin (Sock Monkey paper is from Paper Studio - Hobby Lobby)
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nestie
Extra STUFF - Googley Eyes, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Crystal Glaze, Studio G Sentiment, Miscellaneous Ribbon and a Button from my button Box

If you dig this cute sock monkey as much as we do, there's a WHOLE bunch of Sock Monkeys - old and new in the Bugaboo Stamps Store!
Add one or a few of these cuties to your collection!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


And we're going to kick off 2013 with a Bugaboo Stamps New Release in all it's chilly snowman kind of glory!
I had a chance to do some craftin' with my mama and her friend Sue over the weekend.  
Both are newbies to Card Making/Paper Crafting - but boy did they have a good time!!
My mama's favorite tool?  The Cuttlebug with Spellbinder Nesties.
Needless to say my tools got quite a workout this weekend.  
This was one I had a chance to whip up (we were creating the window through the front of the card card).
So, you could say it took 3 of us to make this card.  =)
This card was a perfect fit with this cute Snowman Topper image!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - "Snowman Topper" New Release
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Glittery Snowflake, Studio G Sentiment, Miscellaneous Snowflake Stamps, Dew Drop Ink, Stickles & Dimensionals 

Visit The Bug Blog and see what some of the other designers whipped up with this cute little Snowman image.
Hugs & Happy New Year!