Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The End of the Year is near!

Wow, can you believe tonight ends 2013 and 2014 arrives?!
What a year!!!

Well, I wanted to share one last Christmassy card with you before we move into the New Year!

I'm not sure if you've seen the From The Heart Stamps, but I recently came upon them and have fallen in love with this silly little birdbrains!!  These two could very well be Glen and I when it comes to Christmas light hanging (though he's usually VERY careful on the ladder and not hanging upside down).
Papers - Christmas papers from a new Christmas Stack & Bazzill Cardstock from my stash
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp, Stazon Jet Black Ink, Doodling, Stickles, Strings of Pearls & Dimensionals

Wishing you and yours a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR and only the best in 2014!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter has ARRIVED!

With just a few days before Christmas, it's Murphy's Law that we get SOME sort of nasty weather.
This year and the 2013 Murphy's Law has proven that.

This is what we woke up to this morning - everything covered in thick blankets of ice....including the power lines.....

 And this is just the back yard!  
Luckily - we still have power (knock on wood) though it's been on and off all night.
It's supposed to be up around 37* today (yah, I know, heat wave, right).  So, HOPEFULLY this will melt.
Well, off to see if I can't get some baking done because there's NO WAY I'm leaving the house today!

Hugs & Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 16, 2013


Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Holiday!
See you in the New Year!

Hugs & Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Stella Says Sketch @ Bugaboo

Stella's enjoying ONE LAST challenge of 2013 over at The Bug Blog.

Care to join in for a little wind down before Stella kicks off a Sassy Sketchin' 2014??

Here's my quick take on the sketch with a little holiday card.
Papers - PTI Cardstock & Miscellaneous Prints
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Nesties, Cuttlebug & EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Pearls, Doodling, Miscellaneous Sentiments Stamp, Stazon Jet Black Ink & Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today.  Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the fun!
Wishing you all a very happy holiday!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

What's YOUR Favorite Christmas Song??

I always loved "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" - it was a funny song with a good tune, albeit a little morbid when you really think about it.

So, the challenge at The Bug Blog today - Create a project based on your FAVORITE Christmas Song!

Well, here's my little ditty - complete with Reindeer (I thought I'd leave the run over grandma outta the picture!)

Papers - MME - Colorful Christmas, Bazzill & Kraft
(I have been HOARDING this paper since it was discontinued.....)
Coloring - Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch, Nesties & Cuttlebug
Extra STUFF - Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp, BLING, Glossy Accents, Stickles and Dimensionals

Join the Favorite Christmas Song Challenge - just visit The Bug Blog!
Hugs & Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Belated Turkey Day!

So, because of my OCD and need to be EARLY or at least ON TIME, there are very few things we celebrate LATE in our family.  However, Turkey Day is an exception.

Why do I tell you about celebrating Turkey Day AFTER Turkey Day and my weird OCD on time issue?

Because today's Oldie But Goodie is a cute Turkey Day Card for our nephew I had to share.  Evan and his mama & daddy joined us for our After Turkey Day Dinner.

Papers - Doodlebug Design Print & Bazzill Cardstock
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Doodling & Dimensionals

Visit The Bug Blog and see what the other girls have whipped up for today's Oldie But Goodie Day!
Hugs & Happy Holidays!
Challenge Submission:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Humor Me Wednesday @ Bugaboo

We're celebrating a Humor Me Wednesday today at Bugaboo!
Did you know Sunday was National Brownie Day?
Or that Friday is Ice Cream Day?
Well, Monday was Christmas Card day and that's what I'm celebrating - trying to get CAUGHT UP with Christmas Cards I need for the holidays....
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Scene It - Ladybug Christmas
Papers - Recollections Print & Kraft Cardstock
Coloring -Copics
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Dimensionals & BLING

Head over to The Bug Blog and see what other Wacky Wednesday holidays the girlies are celebrating....
Hugs & Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Anything Goes Christmas Edition @ Bugaboo

Believe it or not - today is the last day of our Bugaboo Holiday CHAOS!!!

We hope you've had a GREAT time enjoying the CHAOS over at The Bug Blog this week!!
I'll take this type of CREATIVE CHAOS any day of the week!

Today I'm going to share with you the invitations for my Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange Brunch & Cookie Swap that is happening tomorrow.  :)
Yep, I'll be spending today making DOZENS (like 20 dozen) of cookies for swapping and consumption!
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Dottie - Cookie Tray
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Dottie - Baking
Papers - Bazzill Cardstocks; Zebra print border is something I printed on my own.
Coloring - GIMP to color both images & to create the text for the invitation
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Dimensionals & BLING

Thanks for visiting today - I hope you've had the chance to play along with our CHAOS all week!
Hugs & Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Chaos - Oldie But Goodie

So today our Christmas Chaos at The Bug Blog includes Christmas Treats - YUMMO!

The Treat I picked - Fruit Cake....long story, but we have an aunt that means well, but rarely do we eat anything she cooks/bakes (imagine tuna deviled eggs with peas, Green Bean casserole with lima beans & carrots - no Green Beans involved and even some of those dishes that show up at the holiday table that no one can quite figure out WHAT it is......).  Anyway, every year she would give us each a Fruit Cake that had been made several years prior I'm sure and usually, when you took it out of the gift bag, it was still frozen as a BRICK.  
So, Fruit Cake has a special & funny place in our hearts in our family!  LOL
Of course, as usual, I digress - the Fruit Cake challenge - Make it FUNNY and out of only scraps.
So, here are the scraps I started with - the only thing that wasn't a scrap was the Card base.
And the creation - 
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - North Pole 
Papers - Bazzill & Kraft Cardstock and MME Colorful Christmas Collection (I have been hoarding this paper as it was discontinued....).
Coloring - Copics
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Snowflake Ornament, Stickles, Glitter Pen & Dimensionals

Be sure to visit The Bug Blog and join the fun - play along and WIN - we've got LOTS of changes!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Chaos - UGLY SWEATER

Every year we host a Cookie Exchange Swap & Brunch at our house for some of my girlie friends and of course our mamas.  However, when I see UGLY SWEATERS, I often wonder if we should host a silly couples UGLY SWEATER Christmas party!

Well, TODAY at The Bug Blog, we're hosting an UGLY SWEATER party, er, challenge rather.
Head on over there and PICK an UGLY SWEATER.
I happened to pick MY HUBBY'S UGLY SWEATER and used the colors Red & Blue and a Reindeer (well, I realized after I used this guy below, he's a moose.....but they kinda look the same, don't they?)
Hmm, don't tell Santa's 8 tiny reindeer I said that or they may skip our house this Christmas.  :) 
Paper - Miscellaneous from my scrappy bin
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Stickles, Dimensionals, Doodling & BLING

Don't forget to head over to The Bug Blog and join the Holiday Chaos!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Gift Wrapped @ Bugaboo

How's about a little 'Gift Wrappin' today?
Today's Holiday Chaos Challenge - Show us your GIFT WRAPPING!
Mine - Yummy Treat Bags for my Annual Cookie Exchange and Brunch this coming Sunday.

Inside this sassy little gift bag - Homemade Peppermint Chocolate Covered Pretzels.
And because it IS a COOKIE EXCHANGE, it only seemed fitting to attach to the back side, super cute Snowflake Cookie Cutter. :)
Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Christmas Jar
Papers - Zebra Gift Bag is from a 12 pack from Michaels, Bazzill Cardstocks
Coloring - GIMP
Tools - MS Border Punch
Extra STUFF - Stazon Jet Black Ink, Miscellaneous Sentiment stamp, Stickles & Dimensionals

Inspired?  Well, head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Gift Wrapping - Holiday Chaos FUN!
You could be one of our daily winners OR, if you participate in the WHOLE week of challenges, you COULD be one of our BIG WINNERS!

Hugs & Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Chaos - Stella Says Sketch Challenge

It's December 1 and Christmas Chaos at The Bug Blog is under way!
Today we're kicking off the Chaos with a Stella Says Sketch Challenge.
The Sketch - 

My take on the sketch with this adorable Sock Monkey for our nephew Evan.
Papers - Miscellaneous Papers from my scrappy bin including Coredinations & Kraft
Coloring - Copics
Tools - Cuttlebug & Nesties
Extra STUFF - Doodling, Stickles, BLING, Stazon Jet BlackInk, Miscellaneous Sentiment & Dimensionals

Head on over to The Bug Blog and join the Chaos!  
We've got a WHOLE week, of Chaos ahead of us - Chaos but FUN!
Hugs & Happy Days!