Thursday, May 30, 2013

Oldie But Goodie - Truck Load of BDAY Wishes!

Happy Oldie but Goodie Thursday from the designers at Bugaboo Stamps & The Bug Blog!
Dusted off this little dump truck and found that is is the PERFECT digi for a little kiddo in our family that likes his John Deere Tractors and Playin' in the Dirt!
Image - Bugaboo StampsDump Truck
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from my Scrappy Sista paper swap
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Embossing Folder
Extra STUFF - BLING for hubcaps on truck, Dimensionals, More BLING (boy cards can have BLING, can't they - especially if it's 'manly bling'), Stazon Jet Black Ink & Studio G Sentiment.

The inside also says:  "Wishing you a TRUCK LOAD of FUN on your Birthday!"
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Anything But a Card Monday

First - Happy Memorial Day and THANK YOU to all our brave soldiers and veterans that have given their lives to protect our freedoms and keep our country safe day in and day out!
THANK YOU to those who still fight to keep us safe.
THANK YOU and GOD BLESS those who gave their lives for our freedoms.


So today I thought I'd share a scrapbook book page I put together for my nephew's scrapbook.  
It's been quite sometime since I've done ANY scrapbooking, so I was feelin' a little rusty.
Papers - Doodlebug Design print & Coredinations Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Glossy Accents, Stickles, BLING, Computer Generated Sentiment & Dimensionals

Only thing missing - a super cute picture of my nephew in his Easter Bunny Ears!  =)

Thanks for stoppin' by to visit today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Photo Challenge @ The Bug Blog

It's a Photo Challenge today at The Bug Blog.
We have a new set of twins in the family, so this photo inspired me to make a congrats card for the new mama & daddy!
Papers - Miscellaneous Papers from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Computer Generated Sentiment, BLING, Doodling & Dimensionals

Come join us for this weeks Photo challenge - we'd love to have you play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blog Hoppin' with Little Miss Muffet

Happy Oldie But Goodie Thursday - however, this is an adjusted version of OBG Thursday....
Well, because we're celebratin' a special event today - a BLOG HOP with the Little Misses.   =)
And WHO doesn't LOVE a Blog Hop??

Even better yet?  Jodie has designed some EXCLUSIVE Sunbonnet Rubber Stamps for Little Miss Muffet Stamps - 
Bugaboo - Fancy Sunbonnet SchoolBugaboo - Fancy Sunbonnet BeachBugaboo - Fancy Sunbonnet Bride
Bugaboo - Fancy Sunbonnet FlowersBugaboo - Fancy Sunbonnet Umbrella
Bugaboo - Sunbonnet Fishing #2 Bugaboo - Sunbonnet Fishing #1
But the super cool thing???
We got to play with the Fancy Sunbonnet Miss Muffet image - ESPECIALLY for today!

How stinkin' cute is SHE???  Yep, I thought so too!  =)
Okay, so - what now??  
You can get hold of all these goodies, right now from the What's New! Section at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. And, we're running the following Special Offers:
  • Buy the Combo Set, that's all eight Rubber Stamps, at a special introductory price, and get one random Little Miss Muffet Rubber Stamp in with your order for free
  • Buy any combination of four Sunnbonnet Rubber Stamps, and get one random Little Miss Muffet Rubber Stamp in with your order for free

 To celebrate all this exciting news, The Little Misses have joined forces with the Bugaboo Stamps Design Team for a fun Blog Hop, just so you can see these great images, in action. But. It's not just a Blog Hop, Peeps! We have prizes too:

  • Two randomly drawn winners, will receive a Fancy Sunbonnet Miss Muffet Stamp, plus, a random Little Miss Muffet Rubber Stamp
  • A Further four randomly drawn winners, will receive a random Little Miss Muffet Stamp
It goes without saying, the more comments you leave, the more your chances of winning. Simples. 

The Blog Hop will close at 8pm, Central time on Sunday 26 May. 

With all that said, next up is Nathalie.
If you ended up here because you're LUCKY, you can start at the beginning by visiting Jodie at The Bug Blog.  =)
Happy Hoppin' & GOOD LUCK! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Humor Me Wednesday

Not only do I have a little HUMOR ME WEDNESDAY project for ya, but also a HUMOROUS story for ya too!
So, I've NEVER been stuck in an elevator....that is, until this past Monday - on one of the hottest days of the year so far in Michigan, during lunch rush, at work....In an elevator with NO Air Conditioning....on a Monday....for 35+ minutes....with 4 other people....

Yep, that's one thing I can check off my Bucket List - Get stuck in Elevator when it's hotter than $#!^ - Yep, been there, done that, no need for the T-Shirt!
At least we can chuckle about it (my hubby loved my text to him from my little 8x8 sweat box).  =)
Okay, so back to our regularly scheduled programming.....
Humor Me Wednesday at The Bug Blog.
I don't know about you, but I LOVE picking fresh veggies & fruits in the summer - just something about the fresh produce in the summer!

Well, since we're celebrating "Humor Me Wednesday" at The Bug Blog, I'm celebrating Pick Strawberries Day that was this past Monday (all I need now is an Angel Food Cake to go with those Strawberries!) 
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Strawberry SB Jam
Papers - Miscellaneous Strawberry paper & Cardstock from my bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties and EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Doodling, Dimensionals & Ribbon

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today - my apologies if you have a craving for fresh strawberries and angel food cake.  =)  If you do have a craving and treat yourself, ENJOY!  =)

Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo

Favorite day of the week - Friday AND a Bugaboo Stamps Freebie!!
Care for a peek at today's Freebie?

Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools -  Cuttlebug, Nesties and EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Felt for Flower, BLING, Dimensionals, Doodling & Bling

Head on over to The Bug Blog if you haven't been there already and check out what the other ladies created (you'll be super inspired today).  Then, head on over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and pick up your freebie (and maybe add some other FABULOUS new images to your collection).
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Oldie? Yep, you bet!

An Oldie from the Bugaboo vaults.
I thought I'd share a card that I whipped up for my nephew to give to his mama on her first official Mother's Day!
Deacon is just perfect - don't you think?
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Deacon - bugs
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin - including Lime Twist print & Coredinations cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - BLING, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Studio G Sentiment & Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!  
Happy Belated Mama's day to the mama's out there!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Shelly's Images - Show us What You Got!

It's one my favorite challenge times at Shelly's Images - the SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT and DESIGNERS CHOICE - which means I get to pull out some of my favorite Shelly's Images digis and use them.  =)
My most recent FAVORITE - this fabulous Ladybug Afternoon digi!
Image - Shelly's Images - Ladybug Afternoon
Papers - Miscellaneous Cardstocks from my bin (PTI/Bazzill) and 6x6 Paper Stack
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties and EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Pearls, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment & Dimensionals

Visit the SI Blog and see what favorites the rest of the SI designers pulled out AND then come join us and SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Challenge Submissions:
Shelly's Images - Show Us What You Got

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Humor Me Wednesday at Bugaboo!

What kind of unknown or off the wall holidays do we have to celebrate this week?
Well, this week is...
National Bike Week
National Police Week
Monday was Frog Jumping Day
Yesterday was Dance Like a Chicken Day
Tomorrow is Wear Purple for Peace Day and
Saturday is No Dirty Dishes Day (aka Eat off Paper Plates OR Eat Out Day!)

Well, I thought I'd celebrate Frog Jumping Day on this Humor Me Wednesday at The Bug Blog.
Papers - PTI Print & Green Cardstock and Bazzill Blue Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesites
Extra STUFF - Button, Twine, Doodling, Dimensionals, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Paper Smooches Sentiment

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other holidays our super-talented designers are celebrating.
Hugs & Happy Days!
Challenge Submissions:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday W #220 Blue and Green 
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E, - Alway's Anything Goes
Vickies Anything Goes - M, 3E, C10, Papercrafts - Always Anything Goes

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Stella Says Sketch Challenge at The Bug Blog

So Stella has a new sketch that was just a perfect sketch to use for a birthday!
And how sweet is this little Birthday wish?
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - BLING, Paper Smooches Sentiment, Stickles, Doodling & Dmensionals

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the Stella Says Sketch Challenge Fun!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hangin' in There Oldie!

It's an Oldie But Goodie Thursday over at The Bug Blog.
And today, we're HANGIN' IN THERE!
There are a few wonderful women in our lives right now that are battling through Breast Cancer.
We try to remind them that they are in our thoughts and prayers as we pray for strength and healing for them both.
Hence today's little Hang in There creation.
Image - Bugaboo StampsCircle Sentiments - Hang in There
Papers - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Multiple Nesties
Extra STUFF - BLING, Ribbon, Dimensionals and Stickles

Happy Oldie But Goodie Thursday!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Release with Bugaboo Stamps

What a Cute new Dragon from Bugaboo Stamps!
Yep, a new release today for all to play with and enjoy!
This little guy is perfect for so many occasions!!
See what I mean?
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Cute Dragon
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from a Jillie-bean paper stack & Bazzill Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Bling, Stickles, Dimensionals, Miscellaneous Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Grosgrain ribbon from my stash

Care to see some other fabulous creations?  Check out what the Bugaboo Designers did at The Bug Blog.
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bugaboo Stamps - Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Saturday!  Man, I didn't think we'd ever make it to the weekend!!

My Mama and I have plans to create the day away - her stash of cards that we made in March have quickly run out and so today, she's restocking.  =)  Today, I'm off to get my stock pile of Birthday and Thinking of you cards replenished and whip up a few Mother's Day cards for some special ladies.

So, today, we're enjoyin' an ANYTHING and EVERYTHING Goes at The Bug Blog.
Care to join?
Here's my little ditty I whipped up.
Papers - Kraft, Miscellaneous Bazzill Cardstock & Doodlebug Design Prints
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Bling, Colorbox Ink, Studio G Sentiment & Dimensionals
Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the fun!

Off to whip up cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting before mama gets here!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, May 3, 2013

SUPER YUMMY - DO OVER Banana Bread Recipe

So I found this great Banana bread recipe on Pinterest - you can find EVERYTHING there I keep telling Glen!!!!  =)

Other than my mama's Banana bread recipe, I think this is the BEST BLANANA BREAD recipe I've tried!!

You can check out the recipe HERE at Thirty Handmade Days.

Because I only had 1 large loaf pan, I ended up with 1 large loaf and three little mini-loaves baked in little metal mini-loaf pans.  I think the mini-loaves were our favorite.

The fabulous women I work with LOVED it, my mama and our friends LOVED it and I LOVED it! 
All that Lovin - I consider it a SUCCESS!

We will definitely be making this bread again.
Check it out and leave Mique a little love!!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Oldie But Goodie - Get Well

A funny little get well for my brother-in-law who recently had hip replacement surgery.
Kind of an inside family joke as it relates to the sentiment.

The Hot Sassy Nurse card is next on its way to him.....
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - AKV Male Nurse - Clipboard
Papers - Kraft, Cardstock & Miscellaneous paper from a paper pad
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Black Bling, Computer generated sentiment, Colorbox Chestnut Roan Ink, Dimensionals, Stickles, Doodling & Twine
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A little HUMOR for this Wednesday

How's about a little Humor this Wednesday.  
We're all chuckling a bit over at The Bug Blog.

What crazy holidays can we possibly be celebrating this week?
Today is Mother Goose Day, Friday is Lumpy Rug Day and Saturday is Bird Day and Space Day.
This month is National Photograph Month, National Hamburger Month (which makes my hubby VERY happy especially since it feels like spring might REALLY BE HERE!!), National Salad Month and National Barbecue Month (another holiday my hubby is all about celebrating!)
So, you can guess what we're celebrating this week - yep, National Barbecue Month!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - AKV BBQ Hamburger
Papers - Kraft & Miscellaneous Scraps from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties & Embossing plate
Extra STUFF - BLING, Colorbox Chestnut Roan & Warm Red Ink; Studio G BBQ Sentiment, Dimensionals & Doodling

Thanks so much for stoppin' by - here's wishin' you a funny kind of day and maybe even a good BBQ kind of day!
Hugs & Happy Days!