Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bugaboo Tropical Photo Challenge

So, today we have a photo challenge and THIS photo challenge says to me - VACATION and a TROPICAL DRINK in hand!  WOO HOO!

And Tropical Drink in hand is exactly what I created!  =)
Papers - Papers from a 6x6 stack (my recent happy mail)
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Studio G Sentiment, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Doodling, Dimensionals, Stickles & Crystal Glaze

Head over and see how the rest of the team was inspired by this AWESOME Vacation photo!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge W, 3E – No. 134 - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - W, 1E, SIO – No. 46 - Summer Time
Inspire Me Fridays W - No. 113 - Anything Goes!
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges - 2W, 2E, C10 - No. 4 Week 2 - Summer

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Oldie But Goodie Thursday

It's Oldie But Goodie Day at The Bug Blog!
I thought I'd share with you a card I whipped up for my cousin's kiddo's teachers - end of year gifts.
I've always wanted to use this cute Ava image and this was the PERFECT chance to use it!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Ava School sign it 2
Papers - Miscellaneous papers from DCWV School Stack & Cardstock from my Scrappy Bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Button, Twine, Crystal Effects & Dimensionals

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Did you have a fun time with our Christmas In July Celebration this week?
And we want to THANK YOU all for playing along with us this week.

So, the reason we're all here today - MY digi WINNER!



Congratulations to Debi who will receive the cute "Santa getting Sloshed" I mean, "Tropical Santa Drink" digi from Bugaboo Stamps!

Debi - leave me a comment on this post with you email addy (I'll set the comment setting so that your comment will be caught and not posted).  I'll send the digi over to you. =)

Thanks again to everyone for playing along this week!
Hugs & Happy Days!

BINGO @ The Bug Blog

Yep, it's a BINGO Saturday at The Bug Blog!!
My BINGO for the day??
RIBBON, Bugaboo Image & Sentiment

The creation - a little Feel Better Bear for a family member who has been a strong woman battling some tough stuff lately!
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my bin including some of my favorite DeLovely papers I've been hoarding since they discontinued it!
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Velvet Ribbon, Paper Smooches Sentiment, Dimensionals, & Stazon Jet Black Ink

Thanks for stoppin' by today for a visit.
Be sure to swing by The Bug Blog and join the BINGO fun!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Challenge Submissions:
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 51 -  Anything goes
*new challenge* Creative Fingers - (M - July and August, then W), C10 - Week 3 - Anything Goes
Digi Haven – 2W, 3E, must use a digi – Week 1 - Any Animal

Inspire Me Fridays W - No. 112 - Anything Goes!
Polkadoodles - W, C10 – No.29 - Let It Fly
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 16 - Anything Goes

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Christmas in July: Humor Me Wednesday

What Challenge do we have for you today?
Make a Christmas Card Humorous!  Yep, something that will tickle our funny bone!

My Funny - WHO says you can't incorporate Animal Print into a Christmas card - for a WILD holiday!  :)
If you've visited my blog before - you know I love me some animal print almost as much as I love my family, flip flops, and the beach !  ;)
Papers - Miscellaneous PTI & Prints from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Velvet Ribbon, Stickles, Doodling, Dimensionals, Crystal Glaze & Computer Generated Sentiment.

Join us at The Bug Blog and show us YOUR FUNNY Christmas card!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Christmas In July - New Release /BINGO Challenge

So, not only do we have a NEW RELEASE today - but we've also got another Christmas In July Challenge BINGO!
My Bingo - Border, Red & Green, Sentiment
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - New Release Christmas In July
Papers - PTI & Kract
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder & Nesties
Extra STUFF - BLING, Studio G Sentiment, Dimensionals & ColorBox White Ink

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Christmas In July celebration!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Christmas in July: Color Challenge

Our Christmas in July Color Challenge today:

So, here's my little Color Challenge Christmas Card (this is the earliest I've made Christmas cards in FOREVER!!!)
Papers - Miscellaneous Cardstock from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment, PTI Raspberry Fizz Ink, Dimensionals & BLING

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join today's Christmas in July Color Challenge.
There's LOTS to win this week!!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, July 13, 2013


We're celebratin' CHRISTMAS in JULY at The Bug Blog today!
And we're celebratin' with a HOP HOP HOP!

You should have arrived here from Tammy's blog.  
If you arrived here because you're lucky.....go out and buy a lottery ticket, and then go here to start the hop from the beginning.

So the photo inspiration for our Saturday challenge - A Tropical Santa - complete with foo-foo umbrella drink.

So, come join our challenge and SHOW US YOUR SANTA!
And here's a little ditty I whipped up - 
Papers - PTI Print & Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - BLING, Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp, PTI Ink, Dimensionals and PTI Ribbon

So, here's what to do.....LEAVE A COMMENT below (I'll pick one winner from those who leave a comment and you'll get the super cute Tropical Santa digi I used on this card).

THEN, Get to hoppin' - your next stop?

For more details on the entire Christmas in July celebration, be sure to visit The Bug Blog for all details, challenges and prizes.

We're looking forward to all of you joining our Christmas in July celebration!!

Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Oldies have it at Bugaboo!

Happy Oldie But Goodie Day here at The Bug Blog!
I dusted off this adorable Girlz - Flowers digi and whipped up this cute little sunshiney card!
Image - Bugaboo StampsGirlz - Flowers
Papers - Bazzill & Kraft Cardstock and Doodlebug Design Print (I PUFFY <3 p="" paper="" this="">Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Button, MME Twine, Dimensionals, Bling, Felt & Dimensionals

Visit The Bug Blog and see what other Oldies the rest of the designers dusted off.
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Stella Says Sketch

Yep, celebratin' my b-day today - so happy b-day to me.  =)

So, my bestie, her daughter is having a baby in August, so I have a little baby shower gift for her and of course, needed a baby shower card!
So, Miss Stella's Sketch today was just PERFECT!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Baby Fairy
Papers - Kraft, Bazzill & Heidi Swapp from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Velvet Ribbon, Bling, Paper Smooches Congrats sentiment, Starzon Jet Black Ink & Dimensionals.

Head on over to The Bug Blog and check out the sketch and then JOIN us!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, July 6, 2013


So my nephew turned 1 the end of May, so it was only fitting that he got a Googley Eyed Sock Monkey card for his birthday!  =)  
And better yet, TODAY is an Anything Goes day at The Bug Blog!
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Embossing Folders
Extra STUFF - Tulle bow (every birthday gift needs a bow!), dimensionals, GOOGLEY Eyes, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp

Head over to The Bug Blog, check out what the rest of our uber-talented designers whipped up and then join the challenge!!
Thanks so much for stoppin' by!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps!

Happy Freebie Friday!!

Today we've got a Fabulous little bear with a tall flower - can I tell you I love Jodie's Bears and flowers. :)
And this cutie is no exception!!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Freebie:  Tall Flower Bear
Papers - Doodlebug Design, PTI Cardstock (my happy mail from last week), Kraft & miscellaneous papers from my scrappy bin.
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp, PTI Raspberry Fizz Ink, BLING, Doodling & Dimensionals

Don't you just LOVE this little guy??
He may be one of my new favorites!

So, head over to The Bugaboo Stamps Store and add this cutie to your collection.
If you get to the store and he's not there yet, be sure to check back.  We try to have him available by 7 am, but sometimes life happens.
Hugs & Happy Days

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July for my cute little nephew!
Perfect for an Oldie But Goodie Thursday at The Bug Blog.
We had the chance to spend the day with Evan on Friday and man did we have a good time!!
Had to whip up a little Sock Monkey 4th of July card for the little guy!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Sock Monkey Calendar collection
Papers - Kraft & cardstock from my scrappy box
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Studio G Sentiment, Colorbox white ink, Doodling, GOOGLEY EYES, Stickles & Bling

Enjoy those BBQ's and Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Humor Me Wednesday at Bugaboo Stamps!

So there's a bunch of interesting and bizarre holidays that are being celebrated this week, 
Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day was Monday
I Forgot Day was Tuesday (yep, I forgot too)
today is Stay out of the Sun Day
Tomorrow is National Country Music Day and in the US, we'll be celebrating our Independence Day tomorrow too.

And last but not least, Saturday is National Fried Chicken Day (very important!!)

But today, I'm celebrating the 4th of July a little early and thought I'd share an Edward card I whipped up for one of the kiddos in the family!
Papers - Miscellaneous scraps from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nesties, Embossing folder & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stickles, BLING, Studio G Sentiment, Colorbox Ink, & Dimensionals

Hugs, Happy Days and Happy almost 4th of July!